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Stampin’ Up! Reprieve! And…a Humongous Ordering Special!

Today my card is not a card.  It’s a…reprieve!  

For me.

I don’t have to go to Utah now until a week from tomorrow – and I don’t even have to stay longer.  Whooo!

Well – at least not yet! So…Whooo-hoo!!!

And I got good news about the hotel and that makes it all feel just a little bit easier to deal with.  So…Whooo-hooo-hoooo!!

AND – now I get to go up to our Amy’s Inkin’ Knew Team Meeting on Sunday!  Whooo-hooo-hoooo-HOOOOOOO!!!

Whew!  That’s a lot of whoo-hoooing!

Now – onto the Ordering Special.

It’s multi-faceted.  Ready?

I have a goal – not a dream (that would be awfully presumptuous!) – of having a $1000 workshop. And I want to do it in just one week.  Go big or go home, right?? 😉

What do you think?  Can we do it?  

To help us out – I’ve generated a special Host Code:  YRS26ABP

For the next week, I’d ask y’all to place your orders using that code.  And help me get that chimera of workshops, the holy grail of home parties…$1000 in retail sales!

And – as a thank you to all who order with the special Host Code in the next week – yes this is only good until the end of the month (30 Sept) – I have a few gifts!

First of all – TRIPLE Peppermint points!

Triple points makes it super fast and super easy to reach that magic number of 16 Peppermints.  Remember, when you hit that number, you’ll receive a FREE $40 gift from me that I’ll have shipped directly to you!  With this special – a single order of $149 will earn you an Instant Reward (yep – I’ll round up as a thank you!)

Second – of course you’ll get my ordering Thank You gift and one of my handmade cards (left blank so you can send it or keep it) and coordinating non-nekkid envelopes!

Third – when we get to the $1000 mark, the order that takes us over the edge….is going to receive a really (really!) nice thank you gift!  Here’s part 1 of the Thank You!  

What’s in the picture?  

There’s an I Want It All 2017 Holiday Catalog Share (in the cello bag); the Label Me Pretty Clear mount stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch,  a roll of 1/4″ Copper Trim and one roll of each color of 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive).  

Inside the cello bag….

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack – 12 Sheets
Merry Little Christmas DSP – 6 Sheets  
Merry Music Specialty DSP – 12 Sheets
Christmas Around the World DSP – 6 Sheets
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP – 4 Sheets  
Champagne Foil – 2 Sheets
Painted Autumn DSP – 6 Sheets
Spooky Night DSP – 6 Sheets
Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon – 2 yards
7/8″ Striped Ribbon – 1 yard
Jute Twine – 3 yards
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack – 1 yard Silver and 1 yard Real Red
Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – 2 yards
Vintage Crochet Trim – 1 yard
Stitched Felt Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs
Mini Ornaments – 2
Green Sprigs – 2
Acetate Card Boxes – 1
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows – 9 total – 3 Green, 3 Red, 3 White
Foil Snowflakes – 4 total – 2 Silver, 2 Gold
Year of Cheer Embellishments – 4 total – one each of two designs in Silver and Gold
Mini Pizza Boxes – 1
3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes – 4
Treat Tubes – 2
Christmas Around the World Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs

Finally – on top of all that – Part 2 of the Thank You… the person making that final “push” order will get to spend all the Stampin’ Rewards, choose a half-price item and will receive the beautiful Merry Patterns stamp set!

Say whaaaaaaat?!?

You heard me right.  I didn’t stutter. 😉  All the Stampin’ Rewards (we’re talking $160 on a $1000 show)

A half-price item.

And the Merry Patterns stamp set!!  

And that’s on top of TRIPLE Peppermints, an Ordering Gift, a handmade card to keep or send, and the “candy” in the picture!

So – help me out, y’all – let’s hit this goal!  

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  If you’ve been eyeballing my special Holiday Catalog bundles – now’s a great time to order!  I’ll use our special host code and that’ll count towards our goal.  And might even be the “final” order needed to go over $1000 – and you know what that would mean! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Special” code that will reach our goal!)

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. 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


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  

One of the coolest pieces of my “reprieve” is getting an extra week with Finn.  An extra week to….

Or just to gaze upon his so-handsome self…

Seriously.

Handsome!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Vintage Leaves

Well, it’s Friday, y’all!  We made it!  Hope you’re ready for a fun weekend.  I’ve got my traditional pre-trip hair cut for tomorrow and then….if nothing changes….I head to the airport on Sunday.  

Bleh.

Let me repeat….B. L. E. H.

But – for now…let’s take a look at the card I made on Thursday as my end-of-day stress reliever!  I used one of my all-time favorite sets – the Vintage Leaves and added a Painted Harvest sentiment.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  

It also plays nicely with the challenge from The Paper Players.

I made the card front from a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Using the little splotches image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, I stamped around in the top corner with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I ran the panel thru the Big Shot in my Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.

With my sponge, I lightly burnished the raised wood grain with Cajun Craze.  Tip – use your – previously inked – dry sponge.  Don’t add any more ink.  It makes it easier to stay on top of the grain.  I also flicked the edges of the panel.

The panel is matted on a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.

I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon down the side with some liquid Glue.  Then I made leaves!

This is the stained glass technique.  First I stamped two smaller flowers on a piece of Vellum card stock in Early Espresso.

And let them dry.  It takes a while, folks.  Be patient.  Or…give them a little hit with your Heat Tool!

While those dried, I rubbed another piece of Vellum card stock with my Embossing Buddy and stamped the large leaf in Versamark, sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.

I colored the leaves by turning them over – and coloring the back! – with my Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used the darker colors to highlight the veins in the leaves and then filled them in with the lighter colors.  When that was dry…I cut them out with the matching dies in the Leaflets Frameltis.

I curled the leaves lightly with a stylus then used Dimensionals behind the large leaf (and a little Liquid Glue on the stem) to adhere it to the card front.  Then I added the smaller leaves over top – with just a small line of Liquid Glue down the center and the stem.

The sentiment, from Painted Harvest, is stamped on Very Vanilla in Cajun Craze ink.  Then I tore around the sentiment and flicked the torn edges with a Crumb Cake sponge.  I also crumpled up the sentiment a couple of times to vintage-ize it a little and then popped it over the leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final pieces are a Linen Thread bow (make multiple loops and tie a thread around the middle) and a few Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shapes.

On the inside, I added a couple of the smaller leaves in Early Espresso and colored them with my Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie markers.  I also added some Timeless Textures Crumb Cake spotches and flicked the edges with the Cajun Craze sponge.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Vintage Leaves and Timeless Textures on the front…

…and I embossed the flap in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and burnished it with the Cajun Craze sponge.

Et Voila!  Some Vintage Leaves with an assist from Painted Harvest.  And, of course, the wonderful Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF!  All with some subtle color from the stained glass technique on Vellum.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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.


 SUPER WORKSHOP….COMING TOMORROW….

 

I’m working up an idea for a fun online workshop.  Anyone and everyone can join in – but…there’s only one week to play.  One person will be the lucky “host” and earn all the Stampin’ Rewards.  And…a special prize package.

Be sure to watch tomorrow – you’re going to want to play!!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); sentiment torn to fit the Painted Harvest sentiment

Vellum Card Stock: Vintage Leaves 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  

We’ve all heard the saying “heredity will out”.

And boy is it true….check it.

Like Father…

Like Son.

Yep.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Hearts Come Home to a Wonderful Life

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  I’ll be heading home this afternoon to begin the frantic packing for my trip on Sunday!  Yikes! 😉

My card today uses a couple of stamp sets from the Holiday catalog.  I used the Wonderful Life and Hearts Come Home sets together to make a pretty little Christmas card in some more non-traditional colors.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch at the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge to help with the layout.

The not-so-Christmas-y color scheme comes from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.

Finally, TGIF Challenges was looking for travel-themed cards, so…

I started with a piece of the Christmas Around the World DSP in Pool Party and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy mat for the card front.

The next layer is from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, layered on Night of Navy and added to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the art panel, I stamped the car from the Wonderful Life stamp set in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I added a banner in Smoky Slate and the Happy Christmas sentiment in Pool Party.  Then I lightly colored the car with my Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil.

I heat embossed the cute Christmas Tree in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and colored some “sky” with my Aqua Painter and Pool Party Ink.  Then I matted the panel on a Night of Navy panel.

For the presents, I stamped the Wonderful Life image in Smoky Slate on Whisper White and colored them in with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, then fussy cut them.  I popped them on the roof of the car with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the art panel to the card front with Liquid Glue and then wrapped a length of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with Scotch Tape.

For the sentiment, I went to the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  That sentiment image is a stacked image – which I didn’t want.  So, I cut a strip of Whisper White and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the three parts of the sentiment one at a time.  First I inked the word “Home” with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped it.  Then I stamped the other two parts of the phrase in Pool Party, using my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the stamp.

I cut a banner in one end of the strip with my Paper Snips and edged it with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.  

I added the banner to the card front with Liquid Glue  and added a Clear Faceted Gem and a silver star Metallic Enamel Shape and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Hearts Come Home in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added a row of Hearts Come Home houses in Smoky Slate.  I cheated a touch on the color challenge and colored some windows with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker.  Cuz…it needs to look like everyone’s come home!

I added another silver star, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Smoky Slate 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 some more Hearts Come Home houses in Smoky Slate and So Saffron…

…and gave the envelope flap a bit more of the Christmas Around the World DSP!

Et Voila!  Isn’t that Wonderful Life set so cute?  With the presents and the tree and all the sentiments?  And it has wedding sentiments, too!  Hearts Come Home – even without using the matching Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies – says it all, don’t you think?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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.


 No Shipments Going Out – Today Only!!

Stampin’ Up! is taking the day off today (20 Sept) for their company party. Please note there will be no shipping today! 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for DSP panel); 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (art panel); 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ (DSP panel)  

Christmas Around the World DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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  

Finn’s a drinker.  A BIG drinker!

A WATER drinker!  Sheesh…what did you think??

The other day, I’d picked up the large pet fountain to give it a good cleaning and we set a bowl of water down – just so no one might have to spend 10 minutes a little thirsty.

Apparently Leo got a little thirsty and came to have a drink.

Finn immediately felt a powerful thirst – darned near parched, I suspect – and hurried over.

There’s some concern that the danged cat might drink every.  Last.  Drop.  

And that it will never – ever EVER! – be filled up again.

It is – possibly – the last water on the planet…

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Feeling of Christmas Seasonal Lantern

Mornin’, y’all!  I’m writing this on Monday evening from the hotel in Huntsville!  It’s been a long day.  Got up at 4, drove to Huntsville, did an hour and half briefing for the boss, then waited a significant portion of the rest of the day for the IT folks to load a printer driver on my work computer.

Got back to the hotel and took a short nap.  When I booted the computer…it wouldn’t log me in.  Guess how many folks were around at 5:15?

Yea.  

Got it resolved – finally – but it took driving back into the office and meeting the on-call IT tech to get it done.  Then had to work for a while to prep for the meeting tomorrow.

So – starting this blog late.  Which means I’m going to shut up now and get after it! 🙂

I used the pretty wreath in the Feeling of Christmas stamp set to make…a Fall-themed card.  Hmmm.  I borrowed a sentiment from the Seasonal Lantern and….take a look-see:

I played along with the fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for this one – straight across the diagonal!

It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I did two kinds of embossing on this one.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and dry embossed it in the Petal Burst TIEF, then matted it (DE-bossed side up) on a Cajun Craze panel for the card front.

I wrapped a piece of Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon vertically around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

On the middle art panel of Whisper White, I stamped the “fill-in” wreath image from Feeling of Christmas in Crushed Curry.  Then I took the leaves-wreath image and inked it with Versamark and then Cajun Craze ink and stamped that over the top.  I quickly sprinkled the image with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up!

I colored the leaves with my Old Olive and Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Markers and the little berries with the Cajun Craze Marker.  Then I added clusters of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes – berries!  I popped the art work over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from Seasonal Lantern, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a strip of Whisper White, bannerized with my snips.  I edged the banner with Crushed Curry – flicking it with a sponge  Then I popped it over the wreath with more Dimensionals.

I stamped the image again in Cajun Craze on Whisper White and colored just the ribbon/bow in Crushed Curry and So Saffron, then fussy cut it.  I used a stylus to roll it a bit for some depth, then used teensy pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional to pop it over the stamped bow.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added some Cajun Craze sprays of leaves in the corners of a Whisper White panel and colored them with my Markers again like I’d done with the wreath.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a reprise of the Feeling of Christmas sprays on the front…

…and then I embossed just the envelope flap in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Kinda hard to see….

Et Voila!  Just cuz the name of the stamp set says “Christmas” doesn’t mean it HAS to be used for that!  Which makes this Feeling of Christmas a really fun – and beautiful! – stamp set!  I actually think it’s one of our prettiest wreaths!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (art panel); 1/2″ x 4″ (sentiment banner)

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  

Quick FFF!

We went over to Scout’s house on Sunday for dinner.  Afterwards, we sat out under the trees and let the two kids play.  And play.

And.

Play.

My friends have chickens.  Scout has a sort of clue about herding them.  

Finn believes she’s wrong – he feels herding happens best from the front.

Shhh – let’s not tell him who’s really wrong in this case, okay?

Regardless – he thinks chickens are kind of fun.

And weird looking.

They appear to think the same about him.

Stare off….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Quilted Christmas Merry Little Christmas

Happy Monday, y’all.  An oxymoron isn’t the bestest way to start a blog post – but…there you have it.  Let’s call it a Fake-it-till-you-Make-it kind of deal!  Let’s see if we can make this into a great day, shall we!

If you were able to join me last night for my FB live video – thanks for giving me a part of your weekend!  If not, here’s a link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to watch!

I made this card in colors that remind me of my youth!  We always had blue-and-green Christmas lights on our house when I was growing up.  I remember wanting different colors – can’t recall if I wanted multicolored lights or all white… 🙂  But – regardless, we had blue-and-green and so this card is Christmas in my head!  I used the new Christmas Quilt stamp set and bundled Quilt Builder Framelits to make it (which you can get – and save some more green! – in one of my special bundles right now!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch at this week’s Fusion challenge:

And my not-so-traditonal Christmas colors are from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with two patterns in Garden Green from the Quilted Christmas DSP stack, matting both of them on Night of Navy card stock, and then adhering them together with Fast Fuse.

For the sentiment panel, I stamped the sentiment from Quilted Christmas in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I matted it on Night of Navy and ran the whole thing thru the Quilt Top TIEF.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the card front.

The art piece is a piece of Whisper White, cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die and matted on a scalloped circle Night of Navy mat, cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.  I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my quilt pieces, I first stamped the two diamond images in Night of Navy and Garden Green, then added the dotted outline in Night of Navy and cut it out with the matching die in the Quilt Builder Framelits.  I also cut a piece of the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack with the same die.  Then I used the square quilt dies to cut the “outline” shape in Night of Navy, snipping the middle out.

I adhered the Night of Navy piece to the quilted star and then added a bow tied with a double length of White Solid Baker’s Twine with a dab of Liquid Glue.  Under the bow I stuck a Garden Green Enamel Shape and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added the Night of Navy and Garden Green “quilt” pieces to the corner of a Whisper White panel, then added the Night of Navy outline.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Quilted Christmas design on the front…

…and I added more of the Quilted Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How pretty is this suite, y’all!?  There are so many possible combinations and different ways to put it all together – you can make any sort of “quilt” for any purpose at all!  Change up the sentiment – and you’re ready for anything.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); Quilt Builder die cut

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for sentiment); 3″ scallop circle (mat for art)

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (middle DSP panel); Quilt Builder die cut;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!


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Finn-Fan Fix  

Our sweet dog Buck was a Champion Sleeper.  I think he even had that title after his name.

Finn-y is a semi-pro sleeper.  He’s still young, so he’s still learning and has to practice daily.  Which he does with enthusiasm.  He’s already a Canine Good Citizen.  But he craves even more accolades.

So….Today – a retrospective.

The Many Sleeping Places Of Finn.  Or….How Finn is Training for his Champion Sleeper Title.

It takes grit.  It takes determination.  It takes single-minded focus on the goal.

You’re looking at a future Champion, y’all!.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Quilted Christmas Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  

Ours has been busy – making cards to be ready to be gone next week and cutting up trees and repairing fence!

Finn doesn’t know who needs his help most! 🙂

As has become the tradition, today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of tonights Facebook Live video!  I used a new-to-me bundle – the Christmas Quilt set – to make a pretty Christmas card in not-so-traditional colors.  Although, for me, these are the colors of the lights on our house when I was growing up….so…they’re not really all that non-traditional.  Take a sneaky-peek:

I do hope you’ll join me tonight at 8pm eastern – on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page right here. 🙂

And – if you check them out, you’ll see that I even have a Quilted Christmas bundle special already all worked up for you!  Take a look – and get in on the savings while they last! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


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  

I love my dog.

I love all his little Finn-dog parts.  

But – some of his cutest features are…his hands and feet!  And – they are hands, y’all – he uses them as such all the time.

The other day, he was laying in his new favorite spot – my leather chair – and he had all his paws piled up.

And they just struck me as so darned cute – that I took a picture.

Shocker – I took a picture of my dog.  Whoda thunk I’d do that?!

Yea – it’s not just his piled-paws that are cute in this shot.  I know.  

Fortunately I’m not wrapped around his little finger….

Ridiculous.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Mixed Metals Cheers to the Year

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope that the clean up is making a dent – the power (and air conditioning!!) are back – and that life is beginning the slow slog back towards normal for everyone!  I know you’ve got a long row to hoe ahead.

Wayne has started the fence repairing and tree removing.  Not a lot of damage – but enough that there’s going to be work.

Finn is trying to help.  More on that below!

So – if y’all know me at all, you know that Clean-and-Simple isn’t really my first choice in card design.  It’s hard for me, so…I don’t do a lot of CAS cards.  But for today, I wanted to play with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, so I gave it a whirl.  I made my CAS-try with the new Cheers to the Year stamp set and some mixed metal embellishments (but not a lot of them, cuz…CAS!!).  Take a look-see:

And the aforementioned FMS challenge is what lead me to the layout.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock for the card front.  I took the two snowflake images from the Cheers to the Year stamp set and placed both of them on an acrylic block, then inked them in Versamark.  I stamped the snowflake duo all over the card front, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Champagne Foil.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered a Gold Foil Snowflake to the card front.  Then I cut a strip of paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and one from Champagne Foil and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  The middle – and longest – strip, is a piece of Whisper White card stock that I wrapped with one of the Year of Cheer Designer Washi Tape designs.  Then I popped that over the other two strips with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I first stamped the circle shape from Cheers to the Year in Versamark on Whisper White and heat embossed it in Copper.  I added the sentiment – using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – to the middle of the circle in Versamark and then heat embossed it with my DIY “champagne” embossing powder (one part silver to one part gold, mixed).  Then I cut it out with a Circles Layering Framelits die and popped it on with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals and some Liquid Glue.

The finishing touch is a silver Year of Cheer Embellishment, tucked under the sentiment with a Glue Dot!

On the inside, I used  my DIY “champagne” embossing powder to heat emboss the second sentiment from Cheers to the Year on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added another couple of snowflakes, heat embossed in White (in the bottom right corner – incredibly hard to see.  Sorry! 😦 ).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Champagne Foil mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of Cheers to the Year embossed snowflakes on the front…

…and some Year of Cheer Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Although CAS isn’t usually my cup of tea – I really like how this turned out!  Cheers to the Year gives you Christmas sentiments as well as more year-round sentiments useful for weddings or anniversaries.  And there’s even a New Year’s greeting!  So…very versatile!  And we have such beautiful metals to work with!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Don’t miss out on my special bundle deals!  There’s information down below! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Champagne Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (strip under sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (strip under sentiment); 1 7/8″ circle (sentiment)

Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (strip under 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix  

There’s a lot of cleanup to do after a hurricane almost comes thru your house.

Trees.  Limbs.  Sticks everywhere!

Wayne is working to get things cleaned up – so, Finn is, too!

It’s not easy…

But he’s a trier and a doer – so he perseveres!

He’s a good helper to have around!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings CAS Acorns

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Friday.  Finally.  It’s been a heckuva week.  I know there are still folks in FL and TX for whom Friday or Tuesday makes no never mind – and I’m awfully sorry for that.  You have my continued prayers for better days – and power!! – ahead!

My card today is a quick and easy one – that’s also clean-and-simple.  It uses the Count My Blessings stamp set and a few other little goodies to help out.  Take a look-see:

This one played with a couple of challenges.  The first is from Stamp Ink Paper and was the impetus for the clean-and-simple Fall theme.

And the second, from the Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge, gave me my layout.

I started out with a piece of leaf-strewn paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and covered it with a piece of Vellum card stock in the same card-front size.  I used Fine-Tip Glue to adhere the Vellum – being sure to only put the glue under the middle portion of the Vellum in order to keep the glue from showing through.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel on a Cajun Craze mat.

The sentiment, from Count My Blessings, is heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  That piece of card stock is slightly smaller than the next layer – which is another square of Very Vanilla.  I used my Circles Layering Frameltis die to cut a circle from this square – then I embossed the panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  With the de-bossed side up, I popped the square over the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the same size circle die and the next larger scalloped circle die, I cut a Copper Foil frame and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On a scrap of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Count My Blessings acorn image in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Using my Blender Pens and Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Old Olive ink pads, I colored the acorns and leaves.  Then I fussy cut the image and adhered it with Liquid Glue (and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under the leaf) to the panel.

I repeated the Copper embossed image on another panel of Very Vanilla card stock, colored just the acorns, and fussy cut them.  I lightly rolled the acorns around a pen to give them some dimension – and then popped them over the first image with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I tied a small bow with two lengths of Linen Thread and two lengths of Copper Metallic Thread, and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used the Count My Blessings acorn image again.  I inked it with Crumb Cake, stamped it off once on scrap paper, and stamped it in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another stamped-off-once Crumb Cake acorn from Count My Blessings…

…and then I added more of the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how this acorn from Count My Blessings looks embossed in Copper and fussy cut.  Especially against the simple embossed panel and Copper sentiment.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Don’t miss out on my special bundle deals!  There’s information down below! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3 3/8″ square (embossed panel); 3 1/8″ square (sentiment panel); Count My Blessings acorn

Vellum Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (over card front)

Copper Foil: 2 3/4″ scallop circle cut out and 2 3/8″ scallop circle cut out (frame)

Painted Autumn DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix  

We’re an America’s Got Talent household.

We don’t have any particular telent – oh, no.

We like to watch the show.

Don’t judge.

Last night, while we were watching, a dog act came on the screen.

Finn, who was, at the time, allowing me to hold his chew bone while he chewed it….stopped.  Looked over his shoulder with his lips caught in his teeth.

Then he raced over to the tv.

And watched….

aaaannnnndddd….watched…..

“wonder what the judges think…..”

Finally just gave up and sat down to watch in comfort.

I was laughing so hard (behind my hand and trying to hold it in so as to not offend…) that I was absolutely in tears!

Funny little kid.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Happiness Eclipse Noel

Hey y’all – it’s HAAAWWWMP day!  As I type this on Tuesday evening, I’m thinking about my friends down in Florida – with no power.  Water in places water shouldn’t be.  No water in places it should be.

And that makes me feel pretty darned petty for being pissy cuz we haven’t had power since yesterday.  Waaa….yea.  I’m not proud of it.

We have a generator and lanterns and bottled water.  And we can keep our cold food cold.

So – we have it pretty danged good.  Like I said – not proud.

My card for today – which I kind of am proud of – is an eclipse-technique Christmas card using the Christmas Happiness stamp set and some Large Letters Framelits.  And yes, I had to use a little more plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP.  Take a look-see.

I played along with this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – I went right across the center of the “board”.

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock, lined up the Large Letters Framelits that spell “NOEL” and cut them with the Big Shot.

Once they were all cut, I laid the whole panel (including the letters) down on my squishy Silicon Craft Sheet, with two upside down sticky notes – making sure that the cut out letters were being held securely by the sticky notes.  That way they wouldn’t come up when I stamped them with the Christmas Happiness images.

I stamped the pine boughs in Old Olive – twice.  Then I added the small pinecone (outline) in Early Espresso.  Those are finished off with the fill-in image in Soft Suede.  If you make this – be sure to hold the stamps down for an extra beat to help eliminate the “halo” around the cut letters.

I made the raised letters first by cutting each of them two more times in Early Espresso card stock, then I stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stamped Whisper White panel (without the letters) onto an Old Olive mat.  When you do this – don’t forget the middle of the “O”!  Then I popped each stacked letter in place with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card front is a piece of plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP Fast Fuse’d onto an Old Olive mat.  Then I added the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front three times and secured it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I made a Billie Moan bow and adhered that with a Glue Dot.  I tied a second “regular” bow with three strands of Linen Thread and stuck that over the first bow with another Glue Dot.  It’s finished off with a Real Red dot from the Brights Enamel Shapes.  Adding three more little shapes finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added another Old Olive pine bough and an Early Espresso/Soft Suede pine cone from Christmas Happiness to a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Christmas Happiness pine bough and cone on the front…

…and I added some more of the plaid Christmas Around the World paper to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I can’t help it, y’all!  I love this Christmas Happiness stamp set.  And the plaid paper from Christmas Around the World.  And the eclipse technique.  So…I pretty much had to use them all again – together!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Real Red Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 5″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Christmas Around the World DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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  

Finn apparently loves Tropical Storms.

He acts like the driving rain and wind is just a way to get mud and puddles.  And mud puddles.  And mud hills.  And water on the ground (also known as puddles).

He loves mud and puddles.

So he’s spent the last couple of days running thru said mud and puddles.

And we’re going thru towels like crazy.

Which is bad – cuz as I type this on Tuesday evening we still don’t have our power back. So…no laundry!

But – ya gotta dry the dog.

Every.  Single.  Time.  He.  Comes.   In.

Which is a few!  Fortunately, he’s pretty good about it.  

Walks in the back door and stops on the rug.  

Are we doing this, Mom?

It didn’t stop raining, did it!?!?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns ‘Tis the Season

Mornin’, y’all! It’s Monday again! No telling what we’re in for today as far as weather goes. Just know that, if the power goes out for any length of time…we’ll be using the generator to keep food cold. So… that might put tomorrow’s blog post in question. You’ll know tomorrow!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not – then here’s a link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to watch! 🙂  This one uses the really fun Merry Patterns stamp set – which is available exclusively to folks who host a workshop or place an individual order of $300 or more between now and the end of October!  

I added some Christmas Around the World plaid DSP and this is what resulted.  Take a look-see:  

The layout was inspired by this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

 

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the Christmas Around the World DSP to a Real Red mat for the card front.

I made the sentiment portion from a piece of Whisper White – also matted on Real Red card stock. Then I stamped the outline of the sentiment from Merry Patterns in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Using Real Red ink, I added the pretty fill-in for the sentiment.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to the card front.

I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White card stock and matted it on a Real Red scallop circle.  Then I stamped the outline of the candle image in Tuxedo Black.

There are two candle fill-in images in the stamp set.  I stamped one in Garden Green and the other in Real Red.  Then I added the little flames in Daffodil Delight.

Because it was there – and I like pines – I added the little pine bough in Garden Green under the candles – then I popped the circle on over the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off, I tied a small bow from Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Finally, I added three Black Rhinestone Jewels to the sentiment flourish.

On the inside, I added a second Merry Patterns sentiment in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the candles again – same colors, only this time, I stamped each image off twice before stamping the panel.  That way it was all light enough to not overpower the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a reprise of the Merry Patterns candles – in full strength ink cross the front…

…and some more Christmas Around the World DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This stamp set is so much fun – with all the possibilities of the multi-step stamped images.  I’d love to help you get it for yourself to help make wonderful Christmas cards this year and…well…for many seasons to come! 🙂  There are more details down below!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  <!– The Merry Patterns stamp set is only available as part of the special Merry Patterns Host Promotion!

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ scallop circle (mat for candles); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″  (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (candles); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (sentiment); 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  

So – as I write this on Saturday evening, we’ve gotten ourselves ready for the arrival of Irma tomorrow.

As ready as we can get for a Tropical Storm, I suppose.

Food – check.

Water – check.

Generator close to house – check.

Horses set – check.

Fuel in all the vehicles and extra for the Genny – check!

Finn helped.  Cuz…that’s what he does.  Here he’s monitoring his dad filling gas cans.

Reporting in – all’s well, Mom.  Dad is filling every tank and can.  As you requested.

Later – after we got home and he had a well-deserved nap….he got himself ready to go back out and do man-work.

First step – get the dog.

…and once you have him, put him in his spot on the ottoman and await further instructions.

I know.  I know.

He’s a goofus. 🙂

TTFN

M  

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