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Stampin’ Up! It’s WORLD CARDMAKING DAY – and a Video Sneaky Peek!! Whoo-Hoo!!

Good morning good morning GOOD MORNING!!  It is officially WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!  Yes – we have a WHOLE day honoring and celebrating our favorite crafty past-time!  And that day is today!

In that light – I just wanted to remind you of the two events going on today for your enjoyment!  And – they’re both FREE!!

Starting soon – at 9am Eastern – is a whole day of live card making presentations from the amazing crafter in our Inkin’ Krew.   Here’s the schedule!

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Stampin’ Up! A Christmas Card Video Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Fall has returned to Georgia!  It’s wonderful again – and I’m hoping it stays that way for a minute.  Fall in Georgia is why we put up with summer in Georgia!

Tonight we’re going to do a leap forward to Christmas with a pretty and elegant (and totally “Mary”!) card!  I’ll be live at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers YouTube channel.  Here’s a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! A Fond Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning good morning and Happy Saturday!  I’m a little surprised that I missed the fact that YESTERDAY was National Guacamole Day!! Did you celebrate the green goodness?? I am totally behind the idea of celebrating guacamole – but I think it ALSO ought to have been be Chips-and-Salsa Day, don’t you?? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️  I mean, they WERE smart enough to also make it Margarita Day – but I sort of think they missed the chance to hit the trifecta!

Now that you’re hungry – let’s talk…cards! Although I missed Guacamole Day, I will NOT miss the chance to bring you a pretty card (modest, aren’t I??) – tonight!  At 7pm Eastern, I’ll be hopping on my Stamps-N-Lingers YouTube channel with a pretty card.  Here’s a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! A Fall Beauty Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all and happy weekend!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned – I think it’s going to rain here for much of the weekend, so… 🤷‍♀️ On a brighter note – it only got up to about 75 yesterday – it was cool and breezy and pleasant!  Do I sense FALL around the corner?!?  Whoohooo!!

Speaking of Fall – the card I’m making with you tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers YouTube channel is a great Fall number!  Here’s a sneaky peek!

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Stampin’ Up! A Sneak Peek of a Fun Coloring Technique Video Tutorial

Good morning and welcome to the three-day weekend.  The last big weekend of summer.  After this – it’s almost officially FALL!

Which likely means it’ll be a hundred every day for all of September! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

But – soon!  I know it’s coming – the girls’ coats have started to darken up in preparation for poofing their winter fur-bucket-ness!

In anticipation, I’ve got a Fall card for you that we’ll make tonight at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers YouTube channel!  Here’s a Sneaky Peek:

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Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers & Stems Sneak Peek with Celebrating You!

Good morning – and happy there’s-only-15-days-left-for-Sale-A-Bration!  Can you believe it?  It’s sort of hard to get my head around.  Here’s another reality check…There are – as of today – 131 days to Christmas!  Plenty of time, right?!?

You’re welcome.

Now.  That 15 days is ALSO how many days there are until the Perfect Partners promotion kicks off!  Yep – that’s the one with the amazing die sets that coordinate with your favorite Annual and Mini Catalog stamp sets!  Since we’re getting close, I didn’t feel TOO guilty sharing another Sneak Peek with you!  This one will give you a look at the Fresh Cut Stems dies – that coordinate with the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  Another AC set – Celebrating You – gave me my sentiments.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Fresh Cut Flowers & Stems Sneak Peek with Celebrating You!

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Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest Apple Blossom Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a sweet Theme challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

So…when I saw the theme, I decided to use the Apple Harvest stamp set.  Hint – the theme is…HARVEST.  And – we get a lot of apples here and…Harvest is in the name!!  So…duh!  AND – as I sat at my table – a wonderful new goody was calling my name.  It’s called the….drum roll….Apple Blossoms die set!  And you’ll be able to get it on 1 Sept (or…join the team and get it right NOW like I did!).  Take a look-see at what I did with it!

Here’s our challenge badge.

And I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge board, too.  I went across the top and down the right column!

I started by using the grid mask in the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks to color a Basic White panel with Petal Pink ink.  Then I adhered the panel to a Petal Pink mat with Liquid Glue.

I used the new (or the WILL-BE-NEW!) Apple Blossoms dies to cut two Soft Suede branches.  Y’all – check out this die set! It’s so cool – I love the flowers and leaves and branch dies!  You’ll be able to get it by itself (if you already have the Apple Harvest stamp set) OR you’ll be able to buy it bundled with Apple Harvest – and save 10%! I’ll be sharing more info about the “Perfect Partners” promotion as we get closer! 🙂

I adhered the two branches to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the dies in the Apple Blossom set, I cut out three Basic White flowers, three Petal Pink flower centers, three Garden Green large leaves, two Granny Apple Green small leaves and a partridge in a pear tree…… 😉

That last one isn’t real!

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the two apple images from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Soft Suede ink.  I colored them with my Granny Apple Green and Garden Green Watercolor Pencils – and the stems with a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.

Here’s how I did the frame.  I set all the pieces and parts in place – then set the 4th from smallest Stitched Rectangle Die over the top.  Using a Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker,  I traced around the edges – leaving a gap in the frame around the die cut elements.  I removed the die and free-handed the rest of the frame.

I adhered the top apple with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then added all the other elements with Liquid Glue.  The flowers are a two-piece element – Petal Pink small piece on the Basic White flowers that I’d lightly colored with Petal Pink using a Sponge Dauber.

On a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, I stamped the Apple Harvest sentiment in Soft Suede and cut it out with the label die in the Apple Blossoms die set.

Using two lengths of Parakeet Party twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine Combo, I tied a simple bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I used some Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment onto the card front – right over the tails of the bow!

I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the middles of the flowers and to the card front and the card was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Apple Harvest in Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel.  I added the crosshatch image from the set in Petal Pink – and then stamped it in two corners in stamped-off-once Petal Pink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Apple Harvest cross-hatch image in Petal Pink on the front…

…and the apple (colored with the Watercolor Pencils and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker) on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay – I already loved the Apple Harvest stamp set – it’s just stinkin’ gorgeous!  BUT – add in the ability to cut out all the stamped images AND extra flowers and leaves and branches – oh my! – with the coming-soon Apple Blossoms dies and…that’ll knock it outta the park! I also love the background created with the Artistic Mix Decorative Mask and a Blending Brush, don’t you?!

Let me know if you’d like to pick up this new die set – and any of the 5 OTHER new dies coming in the promotion! – right now!  I can help! 🙂

I hope you like!

lf you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – This is me! 😎

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Have fun on the Hop!!






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I’m planning to go live today on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Page with a new project for you – whoo-hoo!!  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!

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If you’d like to join our team, we’d love to have you!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99!  We welcome all types of Demonstrators from those only purchasing to get the discount for themselves to those who want to run a business and those anywhere in between!  Look at those faces – you KNOW we have a lot of fun! 🙂

AND!  We’ve got a VERY COOL joining promotion happening during this round of Sale-A-Bration!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between 1 July 2022 and 31 Aug 2022 you’ll receive the amazing Make Your Plans Bundle – FREE with your Starter Kit!!  Check it out!

When you purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable) during Sale-a-bration, the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise AND you’ll get that gorgeous planner bundle for FREE!  Yay!!

Head over to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page here to see the benefits of being a Demonstrator and to sign up now!  I would love to have you on my team and help you get all the discounts, and early goodies, and…ALL THE THINGS! 🙂

If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at, I’d love to chat with you!

You can also see additional information on my blog here:  and on my Stampin’ Up! site here:

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Apple Blossom die cut branches (x2)

Petal Pink Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Apple Blossom die cut label (sentiment); Apple Blossom die cut flower centers (x3)

Garden Green Cardstock: Apple Blossom die cut leaves (x3 large)

Granny Apple Green Cardstock: Apple Blossom die cut leaves (x2 small)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Apple Blossom die cut stamped apples (x2); Apple Blossom die cut flowers (x3)

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Stampin’ Up! A CAS Video Sneak Peek

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  I have no idea what’s on our agenda – I know we need to transplant a bunch of tomatoes – we started a new set, cuz…more than half of our plants…croaked. 🙁  But – we’ve got to do a little work to the bed or I suspect we’ll be consigning the new baby maters to a certain death!   So – that might be what we take on!

One way or another, I’ll be back in the house this evening at 7pm Eastern to join you on my Stamps-n-Lingers YouTube channel with a not-very-Mary card for you!

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Stampin’ Up! The All New Cozy & Bright Kit is Available Today!

Happy happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  This is errands and get-things-done day for us – we’ve discovered that Wednesday mornings (-ish) are about as good a time as we can find to get grocery shopping done.  ESPECIALLY if we have need of Walmart.  Which…we’ve been using more and more recently.  And of course – Sams.  Costco.  Yeah – it’s the whole deal!

BUT – before I get gone, I’ll be placing a pre-order for the new Perfect Partner Dies that are available to demonstrators right now.  More on that in a sec.  While I’m at it – I’m going to pick up a few of the new kit called…Cozy and Bright! 🙂  Can you guess that it’s a CHRISTMAS CARD kit?!?

New Cozy & Bright Kit Available NOW In The Kits Collection!

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Stampin’ Up! A Piney-Bough Video Sneak Peek

Howdy howdy!  It’s the weekend – whoohoo!

Even as a retiree – waking up on Saturday morning feels…wunnermus!  I don’t know why – it’s almost exactly the same as the other 6 days but… 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️  Do you feel the same?  I suspect that those of you who aren’t retired probably do but…how about those of you who live lives of retired leisure like I do?!!? 😂😂😂  Retired Leisure.  Is that even a THING?!?

Regardless of how you feel about Saturdays, I hope you’ll feel like joining me tonight at 7pm Eastern for a fun video over on my Stamps-N-Lingers YouTube channel!  Here’s a sneaky peek of what we’ll be working on.

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