Sneak peek

Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Sneak Peek Fun Fold Birthday

I’m not even going to mention that today is one week – exactly! – before Christmas!  About this time next week, kids will be tearing down stairs and jumping on beds waking parents and anxious to see what Santa brought!

With any luck, the Post Office Santa will deliver the packages I’m sending TODAY (late much, Mary!?!) before Christmas.

And – to be clear – I mean THIS Christmas!! 😉

I hope you’re all ready and just settling back and enjoying the season at this point!  And – to help make it even merrier…head over to the Clearance Rack!  Stampin’ Up! just announced a refresh of the goodies – with savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you! 

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much (and many apologies for the repeat of the “the internet incident”!  I do not know what the deal is! 😦 ) – I appreciate you spending part of your last-Sunday-before-Christmas with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the re-play, here’s the link to it on YouTube (sorry that the first 10 min is gone)!

I used the coming-to-the-2018-Occaisons-Catalog bundle called Cake Soiree to make a fun-fold Birthday card.  Take a look-see:

This is a pretty easy fold to do – all the “hard” work is in a couple of cuts for the front!  All of which I show on the video! 🙂

One of the cool new goodies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  It contains printed card stock flower and number cut outs, silver-embossed Vellum cut-outs, some pretty tassels and mini clothespins, a length of Marina Mist 3/8″ Scalloped Velvet Ribbon and some silver Washi Tape.  In a word – it’s awesome!  

I used parts of the kit for this card – the Daffodil Delight cake on the front and the Silver Embossed Vellum flowers I decorated it with.  On the inside, those gorgeous flowers are some of the larger Vellum flowers – colored with my Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry.  I cut a rose from Silver Foil with the die in the Sweet Cake Framelits and added that, too.

On the inside, I stamped the cake image from Cake Soiree in Versamark on the inside of the cake cutout and heat embossed it in Silver.  Then I colored it with my Blends!

The sentiment on the front and inner liner are from a single sentiment stamp in Cake Soiree.  They’re both heat embossed in Silver.

I decorated a Whisper White Medium Envelope with one of the beautiful card stock cut out flowers in the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit – adhering it with Liquid Glue…

…and then I embossed the envelope flap in the same Petal Pairs TIEF that I used on the card front and sponged it with Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

Et Voila!  I know it’s hard to see how to make this with words and pictures – so do take a minute to watch the video!  And be adding all these wonderful goodies from the Sweet Soiree Suite to your wish list for January!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits, plus the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, will all be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and cut/scored at 2 1/8″ on the front panel); 

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

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  

Finn and I’ve been working on some agility “moves”.

Well.  I’m “working”.  He’s playing!  Which is how training should be for the dog-partner, yes?

One of the things is sending him to jump onto flat surfaces and wait.

So – I send him to whatever I can find.

He goes.  Turns.  Watches me for the “click” and the cookie.

It’s all about the cookies. 🙂

Is it just me, or does it look like he’s wondering…what kind of loon for a mother did I get, anyway??

Or is that just …sheesh, Mom, hurry up with that cookie!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Do you realize that Christmas Eve is ONE WEEK from today?!  Holy Smokes!

I have managed to progress to about an October-level of readiness, so…there’s that.  With luck I’ll get everything packaged up today and out the door tomorrow.

Oh wait.  I still have to bake….

sigh….

Be that as it may – tonight I’ll be hanging with you guys on my Facebook Live video!  Whoo-hoo!  I’m making a fun-fold Birthday card with the Cake Soiree bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  Take a sneaky peek:

I’ll be Live at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page – here’s a link!

Hope your day goes well – and that I’ll see you tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


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 just have one picture today.

It’s a glamour shot.

Think…Lassie on the hillside…a valiant war dog awaiting his master…White Fang….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peak!

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got big plans.

Or…no plans!  Whatever will make you happy this weekend is what I hope for you!

I want to share a most gorgeous stamp set with y’all.

Hmm.  Not much to look at, really.  Hard to know how that could turn into a beautiful card, isn’t it?

Well – this is a photorealistic stamp set made using a special process (only from Stampin’ Up! OBTW).  Stampin’ Up! made a quick little video – featuring Brandy Barnard – showing how cool this stamp set is.  Check it out!

Fun, yes?

Well, after I watched the video, I took a couple of Brandy’s ideas and ran with them to make…this.  Take a look-see:

I pulled my color scheme from the challenge at the Color Throwdown.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and inked up the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Crumb Cake and stamped it several times across the panel.  Then I matted it on Pear Pizzazz.

For the art panel, I stamped the large flower image in Sweet Sugarplum in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  At the same time, I stamped it again on a second piece of Whisper White.  I also stamped it once in Pear Pizzazz on the scrap Whisper White.

With those two images, I fussy cut the large Sweet Sugarplum daisy and the adjacent Pear Pizzazz leaf and sponged the edges of each fussy cut image.  With my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored the middle of the daisy.

I matted the art panel on Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the card front with Fast Fuse.  With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to guide me, I stamped the Heartfelt Blossoms sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread sort of casually (that’s designer-speak for “sloppily”!!), securing it on the back with scotch tape. 

I adhered the fussy cut leaf with Liquid Glue over the same leaf in the stamped image.  Then I popped the Sweet Sugarplum flower on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some little dots around the flowers – just to sort of bring them out! 🙂

I tied my new go-to bow – the gorgeous (and deliberately “casual” 🙂 ) Billie Moan bow and stuck it on just so with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the flower image again in the corner of a Whisper White panel and colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat 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 another Sweet Sugarplum flower on the front – on this one I colored the center with my Light Daffodil Delight Blend…

…and repeated that again on the envelope flap a couple of times.

Et Voila!  Amazing how this easy-to-overlook stamp “blossoms” when you just add ink!  Heartfelt Blossoms, like Brandy said, won’t be available to buy. Nope – even better!  You’ll be able to get it for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Start making your lists, folks!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blossoms will be available for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Braiton!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel); 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  

Fleas.

Friday was Fleas Day.

Fleas Day actually started at about 9:30 the night before when I discovered the little….bugs…on my kitty, Leo.

I said a bad word (okay – three or four) and rolled the Man over on his back.

Yep.  Buried there in all his skirting and pantaloons….FLEAS!

So.  Friday became Fleas Day.  You know the drill.  Pull all the dog beds outside.  Vacuum said beds.  Spray them with flea killer.  Wash.  Twice.  Spray flea killer all over the house. avoiding the dog and cats.  Vacuum.  Thankfully this was Sonya’s day, so she did the vacuuming.

And then – the Capstar.  The kill-’em-right-this-minute-cuz-we-hate-’em pill.  Got it in the cats and Finn.  Psst – don’t tell him I used a cat pill pocket for his pill, okay?

Poor baby.  I guess the fleas weren’t too happy about the Capstar and took it out on him.  He went crazy itching!

Solution?

Yep – another trip to the Puppy Tubs.  This time with a flea shampoo surcharge…

He wasn’t impressed.

But he sat bravely for the blow dryer this time.

I said bravely.  Not happily!

When we got home, he felt lots better.  Still got some itches here and there, but…I hope we’re on the downhill side of Fleas Day.

Cuz…I hate Fleas Day! And so does the Man! 😦

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Night in Bethlehem for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Celebrate!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!  

I decided to Celebrate the reason for the season!  I did that with the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and I used the new Celebrate You Thinlits (which will be available on 3 Jan as a free gift with a $100 purchase in the Sale-A-Bration flyer!) to create my eclipse card.  Take a look-see:

I borrowed a layout idea from the Fusion Challenge this week.

One of the talented ladies in their design team, Carol Mayne, had done an eclipse card with a similar looking stamp set – it was such a beautiful idea that I borrowed some elements from her!  You can check out her card up on the Fusion Challenge page!

So – I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock for the card front and stamped several of the images from the Night of Bethlehem stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink and one shepherd in Basic Gray Archival Ink on the front.

Above the scene, I stamped the stars image from Night of Bethlehem a few times in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  

I cut the word sentiment from the Celebrate You Thinlits (3 Jan 18) – being sure to save the little cut out pieces.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Berry Burst mat.  I laid the sentiment back in the negative space and used it as a guide to adhere all the little cut outs with Liquid Glue.

I cut three more Celebrate die cuts in Berry Burst card stock and used Liquid Glue to stack them all up – ending with the white stamped version on the top.  Then I used a little more Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment back in place.

I “wrapped” two lengths of new Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edged Ribbon (Occasions catalog – 3 Jan) around the panel, securing them in the back with scotch tape.  Then I adhered a looped short length with a Glue Dot.

I made a Billie Moan bow with Silver Metallic Thread (folks – this ain’t for the faint of heart!  Don’t use Metallic Thread for your first bow of this kind!  Start with Linen Thread and work up to this Metallic Thread! Trust.  Me.)  I adhered it with a Glue Dot and then stuck on a little white bow from the Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a sentiment from Night in Bethlehem in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.

I matted the panel on Berry Burst and wrapped a length of the Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more Night in Bethlehem images in Basic Black and Basic Gray Archival Ink on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Berry Burst for this card, don’t you?  And – how cool is that sentiment die!  I’m loving that Celebrate You Thinlits set so much – and the fact that it’ll be free is just the icing on the cake!  Night of Bethlehem is sticking around for a little bit, y’all – but…don’t risk not getting it if you want it, okay?  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself.

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been doing!  


Karen Finkle

Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!

Sue Prather

Linda Richenberg

Jari Francis

Jackie Trimble

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details. 


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 
Product List


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Celebrate You die cuts x 3

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


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

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Stampin’ Up! 24-Hours of Free Shipping tomorrow – 11 Dec 17!!

Hey you guys – this is my second post of the day!  I’m sending it out to you to let you know that Stampin’ Up! announced a SURPRISE Free Shipping Offer!


Monday, December 11 – for just 24 exciting hours!! – receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders!  That’s right – no minimum!  

Free Shipping starts tonight at 12:01 Mountain Time and runs thru tomorrow night at 23:59 Mountain Time!

Now – combine that with my TRIPLE Peppermint Points special that will still be going on – and…you’ve got an awesome chance to stock up and get all those last minute Christmas projects done!!  

So be making your lists and checking them twice.  And start doing some mouse exercises to get warmed up for tomorrow!  Can’t wait to see what y’all order!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂 

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

And – Level Two…

Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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 a free gift.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – only a few days remain!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Musical Christmas Happiness Video Sneak Peek!

Hey guys!  Welcome to Sunday!  You know that means it’s video sneak peek day!

But – it’s also the next to last day for you to take advantage of me my crazy-good Ordering Special, y’all!  Don’t let this one pass you by – I’m pretty certain this’ll be my last Ordering Special of 2017.  So…you know what you need to do – light my computer up!!

Okay – so tonight we’re going to take a look at a card I made with my favorite-est stamp set – the Christmas Happiness set.  Take a sneaky-peek:

I’ll be going live at 8pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Page.  If we get done in time – and we should, cuz it’s a pretty easy-peasy card – we’ll take a look at some 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration goodies.  I mean – if you want to!

Hope to see y’all tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂 

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

And – Level Two…

Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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 a free gift.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – only a few days remain!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

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  

We spent Saturday traveling – Finn had a BIG ride – and was quite ready to be done with that, thank-you-very-much!

I have lots of pictures of him – some so sweet….you’ll get a cavity just looking at him.

But – couldn’t get them from the phone to the computer on Saturday night.  So – you’ll have to make do with a picture from Friday’s “snow event”.

Can you see how long that branch is?!?  He kept picking it up and trying to carry it and it would get stuck between two trees.  So he’d drop it and circle round trying to come at it a different way.  He managed to moved it around some – but I don’t think he ever made it to his final destination.

Which I’m pretty sure was in the house! 😦

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Palette Video Sneak Peek!

Well, it’s Sunday – and you know what that means, right?

Yep – it’s the day for a sneak peek of the card we’re going to make tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Live video!  I’ll go live at 8pm Eastern – after our day making cards and having fun at our Inkin’ Krew Meeting!  I’m going to be using several different sets – including the new Petal Palette stamp set and matching Petals & More Thinlits – and a few other goodies.  Take a sneaky peek:

Hope you’ll be able to join me – here’s a link!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week and I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!!  I’m so excited for you to see it!

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!


The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!

Get’cher smiles on folks and grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

That list contains all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event.  Retiring products will no longer be available for purchase after January 2, 2018.  Make note:  some of the retiring items listed are bundles that won’t be available once the Holiday Catalog goes away – but the stamp set and/or matching dies will be around (just not for the 10% savings bundled price!) at least for a little while.  So – if those are on your wish list – now’s the time to snap them up and save.

And you can see the list of items carrying over from the Holiday Catalog into the Occasions Catalog right here or click on the image below to open the full PDF list. 

Here’s a link right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


CHANGE IN STAMPARATUS RESERVATION WINDOWS!!  

YOU NEED TO READ THIS MESSAGE FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows:
    • One reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
    • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Please note what has not changed:

  • If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


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  

We did it!

Went to the Puppy Tubs (yes, that’s the name of the “dog spa”!).

And it was…awesome!

My Finn – who is no-doubt the smartest dog on the entire planet! – climbed up in the tub.  Climbed back out – after a good scrubbing and only shaking all over me three times!  Then managed to overcome his concern over the “drying station”.  

And came out the other side shiny, soft and beauteous!  And showing off to anyone who would look!

Eighteen bucks.  Forty-Five minutes.  A ride in the car for the Man.  No dog hair in my tub.  No 7000 soaked towels. Bathroom not flooded.  Clean and shiny dog?

Priceless!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Some Make-and-Take 2018 Occasions Sneak Peeks

Good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Sunday and I’m on my way home!!  Or will be soon, depending on where you’re reading this!  Here’s what it looked like out my hotel window yesterday once I’d made it to SLC.

A pretty vast change from the day before…but look how pretty the sun is shining thru the clouds!  I will miss the high desert weather, there’s no doubt!

So – make note of this, y’all!  I’m sorry to disappoint, but there’s no way I can get home today, unpack and have everything ready to do a FB Live Video this evening.  I mean, I’m good, but…that’d just be biting off more than I can chew. 😦  So…we’ll reconvene next Sunday night!

I figured I’d share a couple of the make-and-takes that we did at OnStage – they’ll give you another taste of what’s coming in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

The first goody is from the Petal Passion Suite – using the Petal Passion stamp set…  

We stamped the little bird in Calypso Coral on a Whisper White Circle then popped it over some of the Petal Passion DSP – that we’d added a little Calypso Coral color to with a Blender Pen.  Check out the new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon underneath!

Our next make-and-take used the Bubble Over stamp set and bundled Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.  

Check out the DSP…that’s from the Sale-A-Bration flyer – and will be available FREE with a $50 purchase.  I love that the SAB goodies – so many of them! – coordinate with sets in the Occasions Catalog.

We decorated one of the new Silver Mini Gable Boxes – which is part of the Sweet Soiree Suite!  This is a cake-decorator’s dream suite – and perfect for wedding, engagement, or birthday celebrations.  It includes – wait for it! – new Embossing Paste in Shimmery White and Silver!  With a new set of Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks to help you “decorate” your card cakes!

Now – I didn’t finish my make-and-take all the way, cuz I need to get it home.  But…here’s what it WILL look like!  I love these little treat/gift holders!  

It’s embellished with Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and gorgeous new Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon (it’s edged in Silver!). And, with the advent of Dark Pink, Silver and White Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie (think Easter basket grass – but not green!) to put inside to cradle and cushion your treats…you’re going to want bunches of these!

At our last “station” we used the new Tutti Frutti Suite to make a couple of adorable little tags.  We stamped and punched some fruit – using the Fruit Basket stamp set and bundled Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack…

…added a little paper from the Tutti Frutti DSP Stack (this is a 6″x6″ pack)…

…and made these!

Seriously cute set, y’all!

Okay – that’s enough to whet yer appetite for this wonderful new catalog, yes?

I’ll be back tomorrow.  Cleaner (from Finn-Lickings) and ready to rock and roll!  And – guess what?  Got another pretty sneak peek for you…

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

DAY 1 SPECIALS – TOMORROW!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! 20-26 November 2017, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end 26 November at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time).


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


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!


No new FFF’s  pictures — but soon.  Very very soon!

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Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek – Flying Home!

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re ready for a weekend!  I know I am – and I’m ready for this one in particular!  Should be headed to the airport tomorrow to fly home on Sunday!  Whoo-hoo!  

I wanted to share a fun little card I made with the new 2018 Occasions stamp set that I won in a Prize Patrol last week at OnStage!  I was so excited – because I loved this set from the second they showed it on stage!

So I decided to just go ahead and make a card with it – and those absolutely adorable little birds and butterflies sort of said “inchie” to me.  I added a quick sentiment from All Things Thanks and some Night of Navy Gingham ribbon.  Take a look-see:

I started with a simple piece of Whisper White card stock, matted on Basic Black.

I stamped 9 little Flying Home images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on 9 little 7/8″ squares of Whisper White.  Each one of those squares is matted with Liquid Glue on a scalloped edge square – 1″ (hence the name!) – cut from the Layering Squares Framelits.  I let the squares be just the tiniest bit “wonky” on their mats – I kind of liked the whimsical feel of them!

I used my Light Night of Navy and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color each image and added some accents with my Night of Navy and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I popped them all onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – creating a grid – but not a too “severe” one.  If you’ll notice, they’re not all perfectly perfect.   

On the bottom of the card front, I stamped the sentiment from All Things Thanks using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I colored just the one word with my Night of Navy Marker – cuz that’s all I wanted!

There’s another little Flying Home butterfly next to the sentiment – stamped and colored identically to the others.

I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape, then used a second piece to tie a “faux bow” – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the butterfly several times on a Whisper White panel, added flutterby tracks with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and colored them with my Blends.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Flying Home butterflies and flutterby trails on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously?!?  How cute are those little guys?!?  They’re just the icing on the cake in this gorgeous Flying Home stamp set!  I hope you like – and I know you’re writing this one down for when this super catalog goes live in January!! 😉

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Did you Miss the Stamparatus Reservation Yesterday?

The Next Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in February!!  

If you missed out on this round, don’t worry, there’ll be another reservation period starting on 5 December!

A few of you have asked questions about adding a host code to the reservation.  Since the order will not be generated and you will not be charged for the Stamparatus until they’re ready to ship, you won’t be able to add the host code until then.  This is how the ordering process will work:

  • After you get your tool reserved, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! confirming your reservation.
  • You will get an email from Stampin’ Up! in early February letting you know that an item has been added to your shopping basket.
  • At that point, you can log into your Stampin’ Up! account in my online store and you will find the Stamparatus in your shopping bag.
  • You can add other items to your order at that time if you’d like and add a host code to it before submitting the order.  So the checkout process will work just like it always does.  You can add a host code and your payment information at the time of checkout.

Here is a quick tutorial for the reservation process:

In case you’re still wondering what the fuss is all about…check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do you need one? Well…

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018


COMING SOON!

 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.


There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

The Flying Home stamp set will be available on 3 Jan 18!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 7/8″ square (x9 – for art squares); 1″ scalloped squares (x9 – for art square mats)

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!


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Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

Well – are you ready to see some pictures of the new goodies coming in January!?  I’m betting you are!

Now – if you see something that you simply can NOT wait to get (I definitely “get” that!), let me know!  You can sign up in December and use the Occasions goodies to fill your Starter Kit!

Okay – here we go!

First – let’s take a look at the catalogs…


…and the Occasions catalog…

A little something new this year for Sale-A-Bration…there’ll be gifts for $50 purchases and for $100 purchases!  AND – there’s a WORD Thinlit set available at the $100 level.  (You’ll get some pictures of that on my Facebook page!) Whoo-hoo!!!

So – we got some free goodies at Onstage…

I’ve got a card to share with you using the pretty Flying Home set – look for that in the next week or so!

As is the norm, there are “suites” of products in this catalog.  Here’s a look-see at a few of them – check out my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page – I’ll be posting a whole slew of pictures there!! 🙂  

One of my favorite suites is Petal Passion…

I always hear we need more options to make Masculine cards – well, check out True Gentleman.  Yes – there‘s a new punch in the set, called Tailored Tag!  

And there are “wooden” buttons and Night of Navy Corduroy ribbon!

 

Perhaps you need cards for kids – and “kids at heart”?  How about the Myths & Magic Suite? Yes – those Framelits cut out unicorns, dragons, mermaids and wizards!  


The Specialty DSP has iridescent glittery designs on one side and colorful all-occasions images on the other!  

And we’re getting some coordinating Glimmer Paper, too!

As Valentine’s Day approaches – you might be interested in the Painted With Love Suite.

Complete with a little box Framelit (which coordinates perfectly with new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes!) and hearts and leaves!  

And there are Gold Vinyl Stickers, Gold Glitter Flakes and Mini Tinsel Trim in Gold and Powder Pink, too!

And – if you like kits…well.  Check out the All-Inclusive Lots of Happy Card Kit- there’s even some Watercolor Pencils in Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry!

So – definitely not all that’s in the new 2018 Occasions catalog – not by a long shot!  And I haven’t even touched on the Sale-A-Bration goodies!  I’ll be loading lots and lots of pictures onto my Facebook page – here’s a link.  Do check it out!!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Tomorrow is the very last day to get in on my special Stampin’ Blend bundles!  Don’t miss out on the savings!! Scroll down to get yours ordered!


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

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 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 Introducing the….Stamparatus!!

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018


Stamps-N-Lingers Stampin’ Blends Flash Sale and Ordering Special!

ENDS TOMORROW!!

Along with the Stampin’ Blends themselves, we’ve got a wonderful new stamp set called Color Me Happy!

And a coordinating Project Kit called – yes, the Color Me Happy Project Kit!

And – you use the Color Me Happy stamp set to make all the images and color them with your new Stampin’ Blends!  This kit coordinates with the Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  One thing you should make note of….both the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit are only available while supplies last!  More specifically – the stamp set is only available as long as the Project Kit supplies last.  So…tarry not!

Here’s a great flyer if you haven’t seen it – with all sorts of good information!

They come in a wonderful array of our bestest Stampin’ Up! colors!  A handy color chart might be useful, yes?  Click it to open and print!

Now.  Let’s talk Stampin’ Blends Bundles, shall we?  I’ve put together two bundles – you can select them in Clear or Wood! – for your money saving and convenience-garnering pleasure.  Take a look-see:

Deluxe Bundle #1: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $162 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $206 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Deluxe Bundle #2: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $170 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $215 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Maybe you’re not quite ready to take such a plunge?  Well – the Starter Bundles may be just what you’re looking for!

Starter Bundle #1: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – brings the stamp set and Project Kit to you, plus the coordinating Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette! This bundle is $74 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $95 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Starter Bundle #2: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $81 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $103 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Don’t forget – with either bundle, you’ll get the November Online Tutorial which uses the beautiful Night in Bethlehem stamp set and bundled Bethlehem Edgelits.  We made some super projects for you this month – just in time for Christmas giving!

Need more enticement?  How about Double Peppermint Points for everyone who orders one of these bundles? So…do the math – that’s 12 peppermints for the Deluxe and 6 for the Basic.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! 🙂

Double Peppermints
How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Once you’ve paid that, I’ll place your order and they’ll be on their way!  Easy.

And also peasy! 🙂

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on 14 November!  That’s tomorrow! 🙂


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!


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