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Stampin’ Up! Large Letters Pressed Flowers for the Stamp Ink Paper #151

Good morning, y’all!  Tuesday again, which means it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to help get your creative mojo flowing!

I pulled out a couple of die sets – one, the Large Letters Framelits, is staying with us and the other, the Large Numbers Framelits, is retiring in less than 2 weeks!  Yep – it’ll be gone, so…if you want it – you know what you need to do!  I combined them with the new Pressed Flowers Host Exclusive set and made an Eclipse card.  Take a look-see:

So – can you guess the SIP #151 Challenge?  Yep – show us projects made with Letters or Numbers!

I also took some inspiration from The Paper Players Clean & Simple Challenge.

I started with a simple piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  With a couple of pretty images from the Pressed Flowers stamp set, I stamped sort of randomly across the panel.  For each image, I used the Marker-To-Rubber inking technique (this is why you really WANT all the colors of Stampin’ Write Markers!).  I used Flirty Flamingo and Pineapple Punch markers for each flower and the Shaded Spruce Marker for the stems.  Before I stamped each image – I “huffed” on the stamp to moisten the ink!

When I had as many flowers as I wanted, I used dies from the Large Letters Framelits and the Large Numbers Framelits to cut my sentiment – making sure to keep the little cut-outs from the “B”!  I used the same dies again and cut three more of each letter/number in Flirty Flamingo.

With Liquid Glue, I adhered the letters up in a stack.

I adhered the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat with Liquid Glue – being sure to get all around each letter to that everything stuck down.  Then I used the Glue to adhere each of the letter/number stacks.  Finally, I added the “B” cutouts.

The finishing touch was some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in So Saffron and Petal Pink in the middle of each of the flowers.

On the inside, I didn’t use a sentiment.  I inked up the Pressed Flowers image again, and stamped it off twice, then stamped the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Tip: I inked the stems in Shaded Spruce and stamped them off twice.  THEN I inked the flowers in Flirty Flamingo and Pineapple Punch – and stamped the whole image off again (twice).  That made the stems be light enough!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my So Saffron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added three more of the single-stem Pressed Flowers…

…and I used the second image on the back, straddling the edge of the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the femininity of these beautiful flowers in the Pressed Flowers set!  And I think the Large Letters/Numbers die cut sentiment is fun – especially if the card were to head to a teenage girl (or a young-at-heart-and-totally-tech-savvy woman!).  You know – someone who LOL’s and NP’s and TYs’….  They’ll for sure know what HB2U is!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Please note: the new colors aren’t available until 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Large Letters and Number die cuts (3 of each character)

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix

 

I try to go for a walk with the Man each afternoon – partly cuz he likes to go.  Mostly cuz my watch is a pushy thing and makes me.  Oh – and I want my hind-quarters to diminish, not re-spread!

So…off we go.  Usually to the mailbox and back – which is about 2/3 of a mile roundtrip, with a mild hill to exercise said hind-quarters.

Finn sort of ranges along side me – in something of a loose-trail position.

Unless he’s in a bit of a hurry…

So I get a view of his pantaloonies.

You know you have a well-balanced dog when he’s as cute from the rear as the front!

Sometimes, he’s interested enough in my well-being to stop and check up on me.

Or…maybe he’s just telling me to hurry-it-up-already, Mom!

Open to interpretation, I suppose!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Easel Fun Fold

It’s Monday.

That’s pretty much all I have to say about that, okay?  I really think those two words (three if you count the contraction) say it all, don’t you?

If you were able to join us for my Facebook Live video last night, thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how to make this easy fun-fold card with the new Rooted in Nature stamp set and bundled Nature’s Roots Framelits, then you can check out the Memorex (google that if you’re too young to know what Memorex means….) version right here:

This new set, which you’re going to be able to get for yourself in like…LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!…is so pretty and cool!  And – when you add it to some Wood Textures DSP – take a look-see:

And – if you’ve been paying attention and READING what I send – you’ll know this is an easel card (one of my very favorite fun-folds!).

For the front, I used the CAS(E) This Sketch layout for inspiration.

And my color scheme is from this week’s Just Us Girls Color Challenge.

I started with a gray-ish toned Wood Textures DSP and began to build my design across the bottom for the card front.  First, with stamped-off-once Coastal Cabana (yep – it’s coming back on 1 June!), I stamped the larger leaf image from the Rooted in Nature set a couple of times without re-inking.  Then I did the same with the smaller leaf – using the new Gray Granite ink!

With that done, I matted the panel on Night of Navy card stock.  Then I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere some Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon.

With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I aligned and stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Night of Navy, just above the ribbon.  Then, I wrapped a couple of loops of Linen Thread around the ribbon, tying it in a knot in the front.

I stamped a couple of Granite Gray (stamped-off-once) small leaves on the Wood Textures DSP and one in stamped-off-once Coastal Cabana – and cut them with their matching dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits dies.

I used a Glue Dot or two to adhere the leaves to the ribbon.  Then I added a silver Leaves Trinkets leaf.

I went with a double-loop Billie Moan bow in Linen Thread, adhered with another Glue Dot – and topped it with a simple bow in new Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine.  And that was it for the card front!

Now – I don’t normally adhere the card front to the card base until the inside is done – but for an easel card, I do.  That way I can see the placement for my “easel stop”.  So – I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive on a Gray Granite card base (4 1/4″ x 11″ – scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 8 3/8″).  I only stuck the bottom portion of the card front to the smaller bottom portion of the card base.

For the inside, I matted another piece of the Wood Textures DSP to a Night of Navy mat and adhered it into the card base with Liquid Glue.

Then I stamped and cut more of the Rooted in Nature leaves on Wood Tectures DSP – in stamped off once Gray Granite and Coastal Cabana.

Using Liquid Glue – I adhered them together in a nice little pile.  Then I put a bunch of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and popped it onto the inner liner for the “easel stop”.

For the inside sentiment, I inked part of the image from Rooted in Nature in Night of Navy and stamped it on Whisper White.  Then I cut it with the Classic Label Punch and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card!

My Whisper White Medium envelope got stamped-off-once and then stamped-twice-without-re-inking leaves in Gray Granite and Coastal Cabana on the front…

…and a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila – seriously, this is like my favorite fun-fold to make!  And I love the sort of changed up “easel stop” made with a pile of Rooted in Nature leaves, don’t you?  I hope you like!

Just a reminder – we’re getting close to the arrival of the new catalog and folks are snapping up my Special Bundles!  Scroll on down to see what you can get – and save a little dough!  It’s the perfect way to get Coastal Cabana and Gray Granite (plus all the New and In Colors!) for your stash.  Then get your bundle ordered! 🙂

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 8 3/8″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Classic Label Punch (sentiment)

Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Nature’s Roots Framelit die cut leaves; envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix

Popcorn.

We eat a lot of it here.

Cuz we like it and also cuz it’s pretty low calorie.

Which is why I eat it.  Wayne just likes it. 🙂

Finn is also not overly concerned with the calorie count.

He just likes it.

A lot.

Throw.  A.  Pop. Corn.

Throw.

A.

Pop.

Corn.

If you ever ever EVER THROW. A. POP. CORN. to an Aussie….

You’ll be forever eat-one-throw-one-eat-one-throw-one….repeat until the bag is empty.

And you’ll likely have to prove to the Aussie that the bag is really really empty.

Fair warning.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Video Sneak Peek

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope this finds you in the middle of a great weekend!

As is the norm (usually) I’ll be live tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 8pm Eastern (that’s our normal time)!  Rooted in Nature and the Nature’s Roots Framelits will be our focus as we make a fun card.  Here’s a sneaky peek:

I hope you’ll be able to join me – here’s a link to the page! Remember – 8pm Eastern! 🙂

And – don’t forget to get your order in for the 2018-2019 New and In Color Special Bundles!  It’s almost time!! 🙂

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix

Well – while we went to the movie today, Finn went to Doggy Camp for the first time in a bit.

They’d missed him!  And were pretty impressed with how spry and happy he is given…everything! 🙂

I can tell you there’s no memory lapse about camp in the Man.  He went cray cray in the back seat when we made that final turn – just like always!

I could tell he’d had a great day.

Only 7:15 – and he was sacked plumb out!

A tired Aussie is one who had a Big Day at Camp!! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around on Wood

Hey guys!  Happy Saturday!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned!  We watched the Black Panther movie on DVD last night, so we’re all caught up – which means…I’m going to go see the Marvels movie today.  Before it’s totally out of the theaters! 🙂  And I think the Man will go to Doggie Camp for the first time since “the incident”!

So – let’s do this, shall we?  I used the pretty Stitched All Around Bundle (which coordinates with the Stitched Labels Framelits) for my card.  And then I added some Wood Textures and Share What You Love DSPs.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

And the idea for the Wood Textures DSP comes from the TGIF Inspiration Challenge.

I started by adhering some Wood Textures DSP to a Grapefruit Grove mat with Liquid Glue.  Then I did the same with a flowery piece of Share What You Love DSP and adhered it to the card front.

Next up, I used my Stamparatus and a little hinge-step technique to stamp the flower border image from the Stitched All Around set in Petal Pink several times on a light-colored piece of the Wood Textures DSP.  That one is matted on Grapefruit Grove, too, then added to the card front.

For the sentiment – I cut the pretty Wood Textures label with the Stitched Labels Framelits die.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment from Stitched All Around in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I cut a second Stitched Labels Framelits label from Grapefruit Grove card stock and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped the sentiment over top – slightly offset – with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a single Mint Macaron Share What You Love Artisan Pearl to the sentiment label and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (get yours before they’re gone!) to add two Stitched All Around sentiments – one in Petal Pink and one in Mint Macaron – to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I added a couple of Petal Pink flower borders.  Then I cut two Grapefruit Grove hearts with the Stitched Labels Framelits and added them with Liquid Glue.


I matted the panel on Grapefruit Grove and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Petal Pink flower borders and a couple of Grapefruit Grove die cut hearts on the front…

…and then I added a little more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really love the die cuts from the Stitched Labels Framelits – and they work so perfectly with the sentiments and images in Stitched All Around!  How handy that you’ll be able to get the whole thing and save a cool 10%, huh?  And I feel pretty sure no one can dispute how beautifully the Share What You Love Specialty DSP pairs with the rustic Wood Textures!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front); 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for Share What You Love DSP);  3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for Wood Textures square); Stitched Labels Framelits die cut mat; 4 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel)

Wood Textures DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (square on front); Stitched Labels Framelits die cut (sentiment); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix

Today we (well – maybe me more than Wayne) – began the quest to make Wilbur a true part of the family.

I’m going to try to some Natural Horsemanship….errr….pigmanship…on him.

The first step involves food (a slight departure from the horse version I learned).

A couple days ago I started putting a little handful of the girl’s not-so-sweet feed out on the ground for him.

Today – I added a feed tub.

And in the evening – I stood within about 12 feet of said tub.

 

Closer up – it’s pretty obvious he’s not at all big.  Like…shorter than Finn.

I think he might even be a gen-u-wine pot-belly pig.

Later, I was back in the wash rack – and…

He just came back and had him a little lay-down in the cool grass in the shade!

I’ll keep moving closer while he eats.  Get him desensitized to me.

Next up?  Pat the pig!

Or…not.  We’ll see! 🙂

TTFN
M

P.S.  Thanks to all of you who left such sweet comments for the vet on FB!  Meant a lot to me and the Man! 🙂

Categories: For You, Friendship, Graduation Card, Happy Birthday, Life Event, New Catalog Bundles, Shares, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Abstract Garden Impressions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! You might have noticed the different blog header?  All us ladies-who-hop got together and decided that it would be fun to have a Joint Blog Hop once a month with the Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  So…this is the first of those joint blog hops!

And – for each of them, we’re planning to have both a sketch and a color scheme to play with.  We can use the sketch or the color scheme or…both!  Fun, yes?  And it means that our projects are going to be awesome!  So, I hope you’ll check all of them out when you’re done here!

I decided to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the matching Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  I put them on more of the gorgeous Garden Impressions DSP.  And the resulting card – makes quite an…impression!  You knew I had to do that, huh?  Take a look-see:

I mentioned that we had a sketch AND a color scheme, yes?  Well…I used both of them!

I started by matting some gorgeous paper from the Garden Impressions DSP on Tranquil Tide for the card front.

The next layer is Crumb Cake and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Abstract Impressions sentiment in Tranquil Tide.

Then, with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, I embossed the beautiful Springtime Impressions Thinlits corner floral image into the card stock.  The mats include instructions – I used the sandwich for “Embossing Only”. 🙂

Once that was done, I matted the panel on Tranquil Tide.  I took a length of new Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine and untwisted all the strands.  I wrapped all the now-untwisted strands around the panel and tied a knot in the front – leaving some long and messy “tails’.  Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut two detailed butterflies with the large die in the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.   One from the same paper as the card front and one from Vellum card stock.  I adhered the two together with a little Liquid Glue along the body.  Pearl Basic Jewels add a little bling and I curled the wings a tiny bit.

I popped the butterfly over the knotted Baker’s Twine with a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a final Pearl Basic Jewel by the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the layers of Garden Impressions DSP and Crumb Cake.  On the Crumb Cake layer, I used one of the flower-fill images from Abstract Impressions in Night of Navy – stamping a couple of times without re-inking.  The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I adhered the panels to Tranquil Tide mats and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Night of Navy Abstract Impressions flower on the front…

…and I added more of the Garden Impressions DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m really having fun playing with the Embossing Mats (and know you will, too!).  It’s so cool to be able to add some of the gorgeous designs we’ve got in our wonderful Thinlits and Framelits sets, don’t you think?  And – the Springtime Impressions Thinlits do a great job embossing AND making a lovely butterfly!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed front panel and inner panel)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for embossed front panel and inner panel)

Garden Impressions DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner panel); Springtime Impressions Thinlits die cut butterfly; envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Springtime Impressions Thinlits die cut butterfly

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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Finn Fan Fix

No Finn Fan Fix on Blog Hop Days. 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Sea of Timeless Textures Under the Sea Thanks

Happy happy Hawwwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well – I’m headed home from Huntsville today.  Will be glad to get back.

My card today goes back to the pretty Tranquil Textures Suite – the Sea of Textures stamp set and the bundled Under the Sea Framelits, plus the Timeless Textures DSP.  And I also borrowed from the Thankful Thoughts set to turn it into a Thank You card.  Take a look-see:

This layout comes from the sketch challenge at CAS-UAL Fridays.

I started with some pretty Tranquil Textures DSP and stamped a simple sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts set in Fresh Fig – using my Stamparatus to ensure a solid image.  I matted it on Fresh Fig card stock with Liquid Glue.

Then I got busy with my Big Shot and the Under The Sea Framelits.  I ran Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Fresh Fig card stock thru a bunch of times, making sea grass and coral and sand dollars!

I adhered all the shapes to the card front – using mostly Liquid Glue.  I did pop a couple of the sand dollars on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

It seemed to me that any coral reef worth it’s salt (yep – I said that!) would have fish swimming in and amongst the reef.  So – I cut some Balmy Blue and Fresh Fig fish with the school die in Under the Sea Framelits.  Then I hunkered down and glued those little puppies down one dab of Liquid Glue at a time.

I pulled out my Pearl Basic Jewels and the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and scattered them about on the sand dollars and starfish and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added some Sea of Textures sea kelp in Balmy Blue (stamped it twice without re-inking), a Fresh Fig coral and some Mint Macaron coral to a Whisper White panel.

I matted it on a Fresh Fig panel and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sea of Textures sea kelp and coral on the front…

…and then I added more Tranquil Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this set, y’all!  The colors in the Tranquil Textures DSP are just so soft and pretty – and have such life to them!  And the images and die cuts in the Sea of Textures stamp set and matching Under the Sea Framelits are just wonderful (seriously…the sand dollars look so real, don’t they?!)!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″);  Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

Tranquil Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix

You might remember a few pictures of the Man helping me to plant?

Well – what you sow so must you reap!

Yep – we harvested a whole mess of White Ball turnips on Monday morning!  And Finn helped me wash them in the garden!

And then I cleaned them (this is post-clean, pre-trim!) – no thumbs.  Knives are really not an option for a person with paws…

Of course, I did NOT take a post-cook picture – we were too busy scarfing them down!

Y’all – I cooked them in 25 minutes in my Mealthy Pressure Cooker!  And they.  Were.  Perfect!!  Just like southern turnip greens are supposed to be!

Finny wasn’t impressed.  Thought it was much ado about nothing.  A lot of work for…vegetables?!?  Bleh.

Not enough bacon for him, I suppose!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Poem Easel Card for the Stamp Ink Paper #150

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Tuesday so time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for you to play along with!  This week it’s all about the fun-fold!

One of my favorite fun-folds is the Easel Card.  I like it cuz it’s so easy to make that it’s sort of ridiculous – but the wow-factor is high!  For this one, I jumped both feet right back into my wheelhouse and went with the Nature’s Poem DSP and the Rooted in Nature bundle, which includes the Nature’s Roots Framelits.  Take a look-see:

As I mentioned, our SIP #150 challenge this week is Fancy (or Fun!) Folds!  Come on over and play!

And – since the front of an easel card is just the front of a card ( 😉 ) I used the sketch from FabFriday to give me a hand!

I started with a piece of the Soft Suede patterned paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP.  Using the new Big Shot Embossing Mats (coming on 1 June), I embossed a few leaves across the front with the dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits.  These mats are fun – and they make a wonderful impression!

See what I did there?! 🙂

I matted my embossed paper on a Blackberry Bliss mat for the card front.  The middle layer is another Blackberry Bliss-matted strip of the Nature’s Poem DSP, adhered with Liquid Glue to the card front.

I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front a few times and tied a simple knot in the front.

My sentiment, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set (1 June) is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla – then I fussy cut each of the phrases individually and adhered them to the DSP strip with Liquid Glue.

Using the leaves in the Rooted in Nature set, I stamped a few on Very Vanilla in Blackberry Bliss.  The large leaf is stamped-off-once.  For the smaller cluster, I stamped the image twice without re-inking.  Then I cut out all three images with their matching dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits!

I tucked my leaves under the little Linen Thread knot, using Liquid Glue to adhere them.  Then I tied a small double-thread bow and adhered it with a scrunched up Glue Dot.

My card base is a Soft Suede panel, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and again at 8 3/8″.  I adhered the bottom portion of my card front to the bottom-portion of the card base with Liquid Glue.  If you’d like a video, here’s a link to another easel card I made. 🙂

On the inside, I matted the Nature’s Poem DSP on a Blackberry Bliss panel and adhered it inside the card with Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Blackberry Bliss on a small piece of Very Vanilla and matted that on Blackberry Bliss, too.  Over the sentiment, I added a leaf in stamped-off-once Blackberry Bliss.

To create the “easel stop”, I popped the sentiment on Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed it on the inner liner so that when I prop the card front up, it “looks right”.  You can see about where the placement ought to be, yes?

And that was it for the card!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Rooted in Nature leaves on the front – I inked the image in Blackberry Bliss and then stamped it multiple times without re-inking…

…and I added more the leaf-strewn Nature’s Poem DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila! I guess you can see why I love this fun-fold so much, huh?  With just an additional score-and-fold, you get WOW!  And, of course, the Nature’s Poem suite is certainly one of my favorite-est favorites in the new catalog!  So much to do with Rooted in Nature – and being able to cut the images so quickly and simply (not to mention the embossing dies!!) with the Nature’s Roots Framelits…well.  That’s just the icing on the cake!

Sorry – didn’t have a good tree phrase!  Hope you like!

TTFN

P.S.  Be sure to check out my 2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles!  They’re a great deal and a super way to get all the new beauties in your stash! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 8 3/8′);

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 4″ (mat for front DSP strip); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for easel “stop”)

Nature’s Poem DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP strip); envelope flap

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2″ x 3 7/8″ (easel “stop); Nature’s Roots die cuts

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix

You guys, with my business growing, I’ve hired a Personal Assistant.

I’ll need y’all to communicate with me solely thru him, okay?

This is important.

I’m too busy.

I need him to be my gate-keeper.- and he lays ready to jump to fulfill my every need.

Hmm…well.  Thumbs might help…

I’m not gonna lie – I hired him for his good looks.  Everyone likes a hunk in the office, yes??  Not very PC, but there you have it. 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! “Impossible” Springtime Stroll Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, peeps!  Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there!  Including my own!

Yesterday was…busy.  First took the Man to the vet for his “Wellness” check.  On the way, the “Low Tire Pressure” warning came on – again.  It’s been doing that for a couple of weeks and I’ve been putting air in it and hoping it would go away.

No.  Hope is not a valid plan.

But – since I have to drive to Huntsville on Tuesday, I figured it was time to fish or cut bait.  Which meant…sit and wait at the tire place while they checked to see if it could be repaired or if it would need to be replaced.

It was a long afternoon.  But – on a brighter note – there was a roofing nail in the tire and they patched it.  So that was good news!

Anyway – tonight we’ll do a Facebook Live video – and we’re going to make a cool fun-fold card (I think you’re going to like it!)

Please make note – we’re going to be Live at 7pm Eastern (that’s an hour earlier than usual!) so I can attend our monthly team meeting at 8!  We’re going to use one of the fun new Host-exclusive sets and some of my fave Garden Impressions DSP.  Take a sneaky-peek:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Very Vintage Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a cool sketch today, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I went back to the Very Vintage host-exclusive stamp set for my birthday card today (cuz I love love LOVE it!) – and added a card front using the new Handwritten background stamp.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Accented Blooms Sneak Peek on Garden Impressions

Hey, folks – happy Monday!

I’m not usually a fibber, so…let me re-phrase.

Heeeeyyy – it’s Monday….Bleh… 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live video, I surely do appreciate you spending some time with me on your weekend!  If not, but you’d like to see how I made this card, here’s the replay for you!

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