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Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.

I have a plane flight planned.  Which – is NOT fun.  Not in any way that you slice it.  Tomorrow’ll be a 12 hour day to get back to Atlanta.  Bleh bleh bleh.  But we’ve had a great visit and gotten done all the things we needed to do while I was here.  So – bonus!

But – expectation management:  I will NOT be doing a Facebook live tomorrow – so sorry!  I don’t even land in Atlanta until a little after 5, so…just can’t do it, y’all!  I’ll be back next weekend, I promise!!

Let’s not think about that unpleasantness right now, though, shall we?  Instead, let’s take a look at a card that comes from the second stamp set in the upcoming Snowflake Showcase (available 1 Nov – 30 Nov 18).  This is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and…it gives a completely different look from the Snow Is Glistening set I used yesterday.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

I started by stamping the sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover on a Whisper White panel.  Then I embossed the panel in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on a Mango Melody panel with Liquid Glue for the card front.

On a separate piece of Whisper White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped three of the flowers from the set.  Each flower is stamped twice – I rotated the stamp 90 degrees on the second stamp to create a cross-hatched image.  One flower was done in pure Mango Melody.  On the other two, I inked the stamp in Mango Melody, then used a Sponge Dauber to color the outside edges of the flower with Poppy Parade.  Once they were all colored, I cut them out with the matching die in the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Like the Happiness Surrounds stamp set – this die set will be available only from 1 – 30 November!

With another die from the Snowfall Thinlits, I cut three detailed flowers from Mango Melody and four from Poppy Parade.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the flowers to the cross-hatched flowers.  I saved the fourth Poppy Parade flower for later.

I inked the leaf image from Happiness Surrounds with Call Me Clover ink and added a bunch of leaves around the sentiment.  I laid my flowers on the panel where I was going to have them end up – and used them to help me figure out where to stamp the leaves.  Hint:  this would have been a heckuva lot easier to do BEFORE I embossed the panel.  But, I just used my Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to clean up the images. 😉

I adhered all the flowers with Liquid Glue.  I took the last Poppy Parade flower and snipped away all but the very center and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue by the sentiment.

I used my Call Me Clover stamp pad to color the last little bit of White Baker’s Twine from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit.  Hint:  if you do this (and why wouldn’t you!?) be SURE to give the twine plenty of time to dry.  Just sayin’.

Then I tied a bow with my colored twine and adhered it to the little Poppy Parade flower.  I finished off the card front with some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  And that was it!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a flower in Poppy Parade and a couple of leaves in Call Me Clover.  I used my Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flower center – and added another Share What You Love pearl.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers and leaves on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Happiness Surrounds stamp set gives you a more non-seasonal selection of sentiments and floral images than the equally beautiful Snow Is Glistening set (which is more seasonally oriented!).  What’s so cool, though, is that BOTH sets work with the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Which is awesome!  Hope you like – and are counting the days to 1 Nov!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY

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


It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x4)

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut solid flowers (x3)


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

This post is not scary.

Nor filled with soaring vistas of Colorado.  We’ve done a lot of driving these past couple of days – and taking pictures while driving is usually frowned upon.

No – this post is all about cute.

Just a single picture of Clare Belle.

Attempting to reduce her three foot length into the smallest possible footprint!

No.  We do not know why.

Nor how.

But she’s darned cute, isn’t she?! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Special and Snowflake Showcase Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Hawwmp Day!

I made it safely to Colorado – even with the thick ice-fog (yes, that’s a thing and I feel certain that’s what it was.  Regular ole fog couldn’t possibly have been that thick.  Do not try to change my mind on this!) between the airport and my Mom’s house up in the mountains!  But – I did it and I’m here, so…yeah!! 🙂

Now – I was reminded today that I’d maybe sorta buried the lead about the Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale – and for that I apologize!  So…since getting your first month’s kit for just $5 is kind of a big deal-y-o….I’m bumping it up!

BUMP!

ENDS today!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!

How it’ll work:

  • The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5.
  • The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends TODAY, whichever comes first.
  • If the supply runs out before 10 October, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.

A few more details:

  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.

So…get signed up TODAY!)!  Click here to head over to my Paper Pumpkin store to subscribe and get this great deal!!

Okay – got it?!

The next thing on today’s agenda is to give you a full introductory sneak peek at the Limited Availability Snowflake Showcase!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!

Here are the samples from the video!

 

So.  It’s the 10th of October.  There’s about three weeks left before you can get this Snowflake Showcase suite of goodies for yourself.

Or – of course – you could decide to join the team and become a SU! demonstrator!  THEN you could pick these for your Starter Kit – or buy them with your big 20% discount! Get more information about the benefits of being a demonstrator right here – then follow the links to get started.  Or drop me a line if you’ve got any questions!

TTFN

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


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’ve got a few hip-pocket pics of the Man to share in this next couple of weeks while I’m aways from home.

But – today – meet….Clara!

Clara is my mom’s Basset Hound.

She’s a girl of a certain age who knows what she likes.

And sleeping in her bolster-bed is high on her list.

She’s quite the accomplished bolster-bed-sleeper.

Finn hasn’t met her yet – but I suspect he’ll want to offer some gentle, constructive suggestions on her technique.

“Clara – you need to hone your positioning skills”

“…get a bigger bolster…”

“…and always air your belly while you sleep.”

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods and a Snow is Glistening Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  If you’ve got the day off – hope you enjoy the down-time!  If not – get to work!  You’re going to be late! I do NOT have the day off.  And so I’ll be working and going to the dentist and packing to head to Colorado tomorrow.  Long day, indeed!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you taking the time!  Especially given the fact that I dropped you like…5 times?  Sheesh!  I truly don’t know what the issue was – but…the bottom line is that all but the very last 10 min or so was lost in the ether.  Maybe Al Gore has it – I don’t know.  But – there was really nothing worth posting on YouTube.  I’m so sorry! 🙁

Waaaahhhhh!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

But – it’s a GREAT card.  And a GREAT technique – so…I’ll do another one for y’all soon, I promise!

So – I’ll try to ‘splain it to you in this post, okay?

I used the soon-to-be-available Snow Is Glistening stamp set (get it on 1 Nov!) and the wonderful Winter Woods to create a fun modified Joseph’s Coat card.  Take a look-see:

Cool, huh?  I think it looks like the Northern Lights glowing on winter-bare trees, don’t you?

The color scheme is courtesy of this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I also decided to enter in the “tree” portion of this week’s The Paper Players theme challenge!  I’ve got a “leaves” entry for tomorrow! 🙂

I wanted the snow at the top and bottom (both courtesy of the Snow is Glistening stamp set – avail 1 Nov) to be truly white, so I stamped the images across the top and bottom of a Whisper White panel in Versamark (using the hinge-step with the Stamparatus), then heat embossed them in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  To be clear – stamp, sprinkle and heat one end at a time. 😉

Then I used wedges of Stampin’ Sponge to color the panel – the top third-ish is in Blueberry Bushel, the center in Lemon Lime Twist and the bottom in Shaded Spruce.  I wiped the embossed images off with a paper towel – and they come back nice and white!  This is called an emboss-resist.

Once the sponged panel was good and dry – help it along with the low setting on your Heat Tool – or leave it for a while.  You want it very dry!  Once it was dry, I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set in Versamark and then heat embossed them with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I made the “Joseph’s Coat” part by then sponging over the middle section of the panel with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I didn’t extend the black all the way up into the blue or down into the green portions – I wanted those colors to shine thru!  A final wipe with a paper towel finished it off!

I adhered the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat with Liquid Glue, then I wrapped a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

The sentiment, also from the Snow If Glistening set, is heat embossed in Clear on a strip of Whisper White, then sponged with Tuxedo Black.  I snipped a banner end and adhered it to the ribbon with a couple of Glue Dots.

I used a Glue Dot to add a new Snowflake Trinket (coming on 1 Nov with the Snowflake Showcase goodies) and a little bow tied from the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the Winter Woods image onto a Whisper White panel.  I used my Stamparatus and sponged the stamp directly with Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist and Shaded Spruce.  Then I added the sentiment from the Snow Is Glistening set in Tuxedo Black.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated the sponged rubber stamp technique with the Winter Woods trees on the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and then I used the hinge-step again with the Stamparatus to add the Snow Is Glistening image in Blueberry Bushel across the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how this turned out – those Winter Woods trees are one of my favorite images in the new 2018 Holiday Catalog.  And the greens just shine, don’t they??  I can’t wait for y’all to be able to snag the Snowflake Showcase goodies – be watching for a blog post all about them, okay?  Hope you like – and…SO sorry for the technical difficulties we had last night!  Thanks for your patience!

TTFN

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


Starting TODAY!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!

How it’ll work:

  • The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5.
  • The flash promotion starts 8 Oct 2018.
  • The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on 10 October, whichever comes first.
  • If the supply runs out before 10 October, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.

A few more details:

  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.

So…get ready to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin beginning early on 8 October (psst – that’s TODAY!)!  Click here to head over to my Paper Pumpkin store to subscribe and get this great deal!!


FINAL DAY!


Stamp-n-Storage is offering 15% off storewide (including NEW products from their 2019 catalog).  Stamp-n-Storage starter kits are excluded.  To receive your 15% discount, use coupon code FALL2018 The sale runs through October 8, 2018!

Click the picture or right here to get started!!  Please note that if you use the Stamp-n-Storage links above to shop, I get a small affiliate fee for sharing them with you. However, it’s pretty obvious I have a lot of Stamp-N-Storage solutions to help me organize my space.  And I love it enough to tote it along whenever possible!  I highly recommend them!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Shaded Spruce 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″ x 2″ (sentiment)

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

Now look.  I know you guys love my dog.

I got it.

And I don’t want what I’m going to tell you to change your opinion at all.

Ready?

Okay.  Brace yourself.

Finn.  Is.  Weird.

I’m not kidding.

That’s “Sit Pretty”.  Ears – paw up – lips (when I can get it).

And he’s offering it on his own here.

Now – you might think he’s trying to persuade me to give him a peppermint.

Or a piece of filet mignon.

Or bacon.

Nope.

He’s trying to get me to give him a piece of Honeydew melon.

Which I did.

And then he returned for more. Four more times.

Like I said.

Weird. 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Joseph’s Coat Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all.

I hope your weekend is going well.  We’ve had better weekends, not gonna lie – yesterday sort of knocked the stuffing out of me.

I’ll be live tonight at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to do a sort of modified Joseph’s Coat card using the new Snow is Glistening stamp set (which you’ll be able to get in November) and the Winter Woods set – which you can get now!  Take a sneaky-peek:

So – we’ll look at how to make this card – and I’ll also give you a good peek at the Snowflake Showcase!  You.  Will.  Love.  This.  Set!!

Hope to see you tonight.  8pm.  Right here!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  If you love Thirty-One products, my show is still open – but will close tonight!  If you’d like to place an order for some goodies – for yourself or as gifts! – here’s a link.  We’ll be closing the show tomorrow!  🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


Today is the Last Day to Cash In!

World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

Check it out – click this picture to make it Human-Sized!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store to start picking up these great deals!

So – take advantage of this sale and get all stocked up!


Starting TOMORROW!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!

How it’ll work:

  • The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5.
  • The flash promotion starts 8 Oct 2018.
  • The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on 10 October, whichever comes first.
  • If the supply runs out before 10 October, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.

A few more details:

  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.

So…get ready to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin beginning early on 8 October (psst – that’s TOMORROW!)! First thing Monday, click here to head over to my Paper Pumpkin store to subscribe and get this great deal!!


Stamp-n-Storage is offering 15% off storewide (including NEW products from their 2019 catalog).  Stamp-n-Storage starter kits are excluded.  To receive your 15% discount, use coupon code FALL2018 The sale runs through October 8, 2018!

Click the picture or right here to get started!!  Please note that if you use the Stamp-n-Storage links above to shop, I get a small affiliate fee for sharing them with you. However, it’s pretty obvious I have a lot of Stamp-N-Storage solutions to help me organize my space.  And I love it enough to tote it along whenever possible!  I highly recommend them!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


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

Saturday was a rough day here at the Deatherage house.

Our sweet Leo went to the Rainbow Bridge.  He’ll be in good company – too many of our fur children have preceded him.

I made it as easy for him as I could.  I hope it was easier for him than it was for me.

He’s the all-black fellow in the back – the one with the big yellow eyes.  Those eyes saved his and his sister 15 years ago.

Rest in Peace, sweet boy.

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Farmhouse Snowflake Showcase Sneak Peek

Morning, you guys! Hope your weekend is looking good!

I’ve got a sweet and simple card for you today – made with a set of goodies that you’ll be able to partake of in November (and ONLY November!).  It’s the limited time Snowflake Showcase!  I combined one of the cool die cuts with a sentiment from the Farmhouse Elements.  Take a look-see:

Check.  Out.  That.  Die.  Cut!

Is that the coolest thing ever?!?   I’ll do a whole post about the Snowflake Showcase in a few days – including a video showing you all the goodness!  But…here’s a quick peek….

On this card, I used the Snow Is Glistening stamp set, Snowfall Thinlits dies and….new White Velvet Sheets!  Yep – you read that right.  Velvet.  Sheets.

My layout for this clean-and-simple card is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.

I started by embossing a panel of Merry Merlot card stock in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matting it on a piece of Whisper White for the card front.

I used one of the gorgeous dies in the Snowfall Thinlits to cut the shape from a new White Velvet Sheet, then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I took a Festive Farmhouse Element and colored it by squishing it on top of my Whisper White Craft Pad.  I did that a few times to get a good solid coverage.  When it was dry, I painted it with my Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I finished it off by sticking a few of the new Snowflake Trinkets to the die cut with Glue Dots!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Snow is Glistening stamp set in Merry Merlot on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I added a few snowflakes in Merry Merlot.  I LOVE that there are so many different snowflakes in the one stamp set!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Merry Merlot card base, and used Liquid Glue to adhere the card front, too – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Snow is Glistening snowflakes across the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Clean and simple isn’t really my wheelhouse – but…that snowflake die cut just demanded that it take centerstage and not have to fight for attention!  As I mentioned, I’ll be showing more samples in the weeks to come – and giving you all the details about the Snowflake Showcase!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

Check it out – click this picture to make it Human-Sized!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store to start picking up these great deals!

So – get ready to celebrate and stock up!


New Stampartus Accessories Now Available!


Stampin’ Up! knows that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and they wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats and Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets!

Here you go!

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stamp-n-Storage is offering 15% off storewide (including NEW products from their 2019 catalog).  Stamp-n-Storage starter kits are excluded.  To receive your 15% discount, use coupon code FALL2018 The sale runs through October 8, 2018!

Click the picture or right here to get started!!  Please note that if you use the Stamp-n-Storage links above to shop, I get a small affiliate fee for sharing them with you. However, it’s pretty obvious I have a lot of Stamp-N-Storage solutions to help me organize my space.  And I love it enough to tote it along whenever possible!  I highly recommend them!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 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

Do y’all remember the great Blue Tarp incident of 2017?

Wherein a blue tarp showed up on the driveway?

Well – the other day, there was another interloper.

Equally dangerous.

 

DO YOU SEE THIS?!?!

Get it, Dad!!! KILL IT!

Not to worry, y’all.  Thanks to the alertness of our guard dog, it’s been dispatched back to whence it came.

Phew!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Joyful Cross-Stitched Christmas!

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’ve had a great week!

I pulled the new Cross-Stitched Christmas stamp set and made y’all a card with it – and I think I broke the code on the big Christmas tree.  I set it atop more of the pretty All Is Bright DSP.  Take a look-see:

I played along with this week’s The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (love Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges!!).

I started out by adhering a piece of the All Is Bright DSP on some Cherry Cobbler card stock for the card front.  Then I added another piece, also matted on Cherry Cobbler, adhering it with Liquid Glue.

Next up – the Cross-Stitched Christmas tree.

Here’s my tips for this sorta persnickety three-step image.  Ready?

First – use your Stamparatus.  Really.  You can actually place all three images on the plates (remember plates have TWO sides!).  It will help you line the images up, I promise.

Second?  I want you to deliberately stain your photopolymer stamps.

Oh yes – I said that.  I finally figured out that what makes it hard is SEEING the little cross-stitches.  So…I inked my stamps with Jet Black Stazon and when it had dried – cleaned any excess off.  But you and I both know that my stamps are now lightly colored BLACK.  Makes it MUCH easier to see and align the stitches!

Finally – don’t be afraid to practice on some printer paper or something.  Get it all lined up BEFORE you try to stamp your card stock! 🙂

Okay.  Onward! 🙂

I stamped the Cherry Cobbler stitches first – that’s the image with the least number of stitches on it – on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  The second image is in Old Olive and then I finished up with Mossy Meadow.

Then I cut the image with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  I used Liquid Glue on the left side and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right side and adhered it to the card front.

I made a banner from a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper and my Banner Triple Punch and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I decided some greenery was appropriate, so I cut some boughs from Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow with my Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I also cut a few berries from a Gold Foil Sheet.  These I adhered in a couple of sprays with Liquid Glue!

I made the sentiment by heat embossing the Cross-Stitched Christmas sentiment in White on a piece of Mossy Meadow.  I added faux stitches with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and popped the banner on with Stampin’ Dimensioanls.

I finished off the card front with a tiny Linen Bow atop the tree!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Crumb Cake panel.  I added a few White heat embossed snowflakes around the sentiment and added more of the Mossy Meadow faux stitches.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some Cross-Stitched Christmas snowflakes heat embossed in white on the front…

…and the envelope flap got more of the All Is Bright DSP.  I’m sure you’re shocked! 😉

Et Voila!  I love this Cross-Stitched Christmas set and think it’s definitely worth spending a minute making sure you get a good image!  And I hope my tips will help you do that!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

Check it out – click this picture to make it Human-Sized!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store to start picking up these great deals!

So – get ready to celebrate and stock up!


New Stampartus Accessories Now Available!


Stampin’ Up! knows that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and they wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats and Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets!

Here you go!

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stamp-n-Storage is offering 15% off storewide (including NEW products from their 2019 catalog).  Stamp-n-Storage starter kits are excluded.  To receive your 15% discount, use coupon code FALL2018 The sale runs through October 8, 2018!

Click the picture or right here to get started!!  Please note that if you use the Stamp-n-Storage links above to shop, I get a small affiliate fee for sharing them with you. However, it’s pretty obvious I have a lot of Stamp-N-Storage solutions to help me organize my space.  And I love it enough to tote it along whenever possible!  I highly recommend them!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment); Pretty Pines die cut boughs

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smaller DSP panel)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (Christmas Tree); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

All Is Bright DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/8″ x 4″ (smaller DSP panel); envelope flap

Gold Foil: Pretty Pines die cut berries

Gold Glimmer Paper: 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (Banner)

Pear Pizzazz: Pretty Pines die cut boughs


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 gave up his spot today to allow me to bring you a Public Service Announcement.

All y’all need to BOLO for two-headed cats.

Cuz – they be real, y’all!

I have photographic evidence.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING PHOTO DEPICTS A REAL TWO-HEADED CAT AND MAY BE SHOCKING FOR SENSITIVE READERS.  PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

YOU BE WARNED.

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Falling Leaves and Santa’s Bags for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color week challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I took a little inspiration from a sample project in the 2018 Holiday Catalog for some of the elements I used on my card today – specifically the muslin Santa’s Bags.  I used them along with the cool Falling Leaves bundle.  Take a look-see:

 

And here’s the color scheme we were working with this week.

I used the sketch from this week’s Fusion Challenge to inspire my layout.

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand card stock and stamping the little fern-y image from the Falling Leaves stamp set in Old Olive all over the panel.  I stamped the image twice each time, without re-inking.  Then I adhered it onto a Cajun Craze mat with Liquid Glue.

The next two elements come from a Santa’s Bag that I cut up – then frayed the edges (just pull the threads out until you get the fringe you want!).  On the natural piece (cut into a banner), I stamped another leaf image from Falling Leaves in Old Olive.  I stamped the BACK of the muslin – then when I adhered it “upside down” – the image was faint.  Like stamping off once – but easier! 🙂

The second piece of the Santa’s Bag was colored with my Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’  Blend, then stamped in Old Olive with another Falling Leaves leaf.

Both panels were adhered with Glue Dots.

I cut a solid leaf from a piece of Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP and a detailed leaf from some Sahara Sand card stock, using the Detailed Leaves Thinlits.  I lightly sponged the edge of the detailed leaf with Sahara Sand and adhered them both to the card front with Liquid Glue.

With Blackberry Bliss ink, I inked up just the final word on a sentiment image in the Falling Leaves set and stamped it on a small piece of Sahara Sand.  I flicked the edges with a sponge inked with Sahara Sand and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I made my double-loop Billie Bow by first untwisting a length of Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine.  I used about 5 strands to make the bow and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Falling Leaves in Blackberry Bliss on a Sahara Sand panel.  Over that, I stamped a leaf in stamped-off-once Old Olive.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another leaf – stamped twice without re-inking – in Old Olive on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how cool the Santa’s Bag looks cut into different shaped elements – they provide a very organic look, don’t you think?  And the Falling Leaves bundle plays off the muslin perfectly.  I hope you like!

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

 

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

Check it out – click this picture to make it Human-Sized!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store to start picking up these great deals!

So – get ready to celebrate and stock up!


New Stampartus Accessories Now Available!


Stampin’ Up! knows that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and they wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats and Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets!

Here you go!

Stamparatus

$49.00

 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 5/8″ x 1 7/8″ (sentiment); Detailed Leaves leaf die cut

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

Country Lane DSP: Detailed Leaves leaf die cut; envelope flap

Santa’s Bag elements:  2 3/4″ x 4″ (natural banner); 1 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (Cajun Craze panel)


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

 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Bring on the Bright Presents for Christmas!

Happy happy HAWWWMP day!!  I hope that you’re taking advantage of the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day (WEEK!) and stocking up on all the goodies!  And then I hope you’re making cards – and SENDING them! – in celebration!

I pulled out a pretty bundle to play with for today’s card – and it’s just in time for Christmas!  It’s the Bring on the Presents bundle – and I put it atop some All Is Bright DSP!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was rather loosely based on the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week!

I started by matting some pretty greenery from the All Is Bright DSP on a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock for the card front.  Then I matted a second design from the pack on another, smaller piece of card stock.

I cut two pieces of “ribbon” using the die in the All The Presents Thinlits (which are available with the Bring On The Presents as a money-saving bundle!).  I cut them from Gold Foil and then adhered them to the smaller matted panel with Liquid Glue.

I trimmed the excess and then adhered the entire panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the big bow twice in Shaded Spruce.  I colored the bows with my Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.  Then I fussy cut one bow – I didn’t want a white border (like I’d have gotten using the die in the Thinlits) – and fussy cut the middle of the second bow.

I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the full bow and used them to wind some Gold Metallic Thread in several loops.  Then I popped it over the “ribbons”.

I put some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the smaller middle section that I’d cut out and placed it over the top of the larger bow.

I stamped the tag outline from Bring On The Presents in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I added the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it with the matching die in the All The Presents Thinlits.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the tag – tucked under the bow.

I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the middle of the bow and around on the card front and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the smaller bow image from Bring On The Presents in Shaded Spruce on a Whisper White panel. I also stamped the bow on a sticky note and fussy cut it to create a mask.  I masked off the bow and stamped the ribbon image in Shaded Spruce.  Then I colored the ribbons and bow with the Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.  Finally, I stamped a second sentiment from Bring On The Presents in Cherry Cobbler.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and then into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the bows and ribbons on the front…

…and then I added some more of the All Is Bright DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Tell me this doesn’t look just like a Christmas present up against the tree!  Nope – that’s what I thought.  You can’t.  Cuz it totally does!  The Bring On The Presents is a wonderful set that will let you make fun and pretty holiday cards throughout the season!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

Check it out – click this picture to make it Human-Sized!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store to start picking up these great deals!

So – get ready to celebrate and stock up!


New Stampartus Accessories Now Available!


Stampin’ Up! knows that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and they wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats and Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets!

Here you go!

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stamp-n-Storage is offering 15% off storewide (including NEW products from their 2019 catalog).  Stamp-n-Storage starter kits are excluded.  To receive your 15% discount, use coupon code FALL2018 The sale runs through October 8, 2018!

Click the picture or right here to get started!!  Please note that if you use the Stamp-n-Storage links above to shop, I get a small affiliate fee for sharing them with you. However, it’s pretty obvious I have a lot of Stamp-N-Storage solutions to help me organize my space.  And I love it enough to tote it along whenever possible!  I highly recommend them!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smaller DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Bring On The Presents fussy cut bows and All The Presents die cut tag

All Is Bright DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (smaller DSP panel); envelope flap

Gold Foil: All The Presents die cut “ribbons”


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

 

Sometimes waiting for mom to…jump on the trampoline…make a card…work on a telecom…make dinner (not for you!)…pet the cats…do the laundry…

Well…you get it.

It.  Just.  Gets.   Old.

And really – all a kid can do is just find a spot and rest.

And wait.

 

Fortunately, there’s a chin-shelf handy all the way around the living room…

Master planning!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Takeout Treats and Cauldrons

Good morning, y’all!  I hope your week is going well and that you’re stocking up with the World Card Making Day special savings!  And…are checking out the Stamp-N-Storage special also going on.

It’s just a…special kind of week, eh?? 🙂

My card today is quick and easy-peasy for Halloween!  It started with some Toil & Trouble DSP and then pulled some elements from the Takeout Treats bundle.  Take a look-see:

I played along with this week’s Just Us Girls theme challenge!

I started with some Gorgeous Grape paper from the Toil & Trouble DSP and matted it on Lemon Lime Twist for the card front.

Next up, I cut a circle from Mango Melody paper in the Brights DSP pack and matted it on a Scalloped Circle in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I sliced it in half and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

With a second piece of the Brights DSP, I cut a banner with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered it just under the half-moon with Liquid Glue.

I cut three equal-sized lengths of new Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon and adhered them with a few Glue Dots.

My sentiment, from the Takeout Treats stamp set, is heat embossed in White on Gorgeous Grape card stock, then cut with the die from the Takeout Thinlits.

I stuck some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and used them to wind loops of Silver Metallic Thread, then to pop it all onto the card front.  I finished off by removing the little loop from the end of a Spider Trinket (it just opens up and slides right off) and used a Glue Dot to adhere it to the sentiment.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Cauldron Bubble stamp set in Gorgeous Grape on a Whisper White panel.  Next to it, I added the little hearts and stars from Takeout Treats in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I colored the stars with my Gorgeous Grape Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and then into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

…then I added a little more Mango Melody paper from the Brights DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Super quick and easy for Halloween thanks to the fun Takeout Treats bundle and Cauldron Bubble!  Of course, the Toil & Trouble DSP, with its fun – and oh-so-spookilicious colors – helps take it over the top!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

Check it out – click this picture to make it Human-Sized!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store to start picking up these great deals!

So – get ready to celebrate and stock up!


New Stampartus Accessories Now Available!


Stampin’ Up! knows that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and they wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats and Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets!

Click on the picture below to make it big enough to read!

Here’s a description and price list with the item numbers noted:

NAME DESCRIPTION ITEM NUMBER PRICE
Small Grid Paper Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets) 149621 $6.50
Stamparatus Plates (Imperial) Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates) 149693 $15.00
Stamparatus Foam Mat Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat) 150081 $3.00
Stamparatus Accessories Pack (Imperial) Includes Stamparatus plates (Imperial), grid paper, foam mat 151049 $24.50
Magnets Magnets for the Stamparatus. Man these things are strong! Rare earth magnets are great but are brittle by nature. (2 magnets) 148213 $12.00

It’s all available to order in my online store!


Stamp-n-Storage is offering 15% off storewide (including NEW products from their 2019 catalog).  Stamp-n-Storage starter kits are excluded.  To receive your 15% discount, use coupon code FALL2018 The sale runs through October 8, 2018!

Click the picture or right here to get started!!  Please note that if you use the Stamp-n-Storage links above to shop, I get a small affiliate fee for sharing them with you. However, it’s pretty obvious I have a lot of Stamp-N-Storage solutions to help me organize my space.  And I love it enough to tote it along whenever possible!  I highly recommend them!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ Scalloped Circle (cut in half – mat for DSP half-circle)

Gorgeous Grape Card Stock: Takeout Thinlits die cut (sentiment)

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

Toil & Trouble DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP: 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (banner behind sentiment); 2 1/8″ circle (cut in half); 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

 

I took some more pictures of the Man the other night when he was helping himself to my lap.

I’m not even going to narrate – they don’t need it.

I’ll just sit here quietly and let you gaze upon the sweet face of my sweet little dog.  I may be biased – but…he’s awfully handsome!

Oh – well – do be sure to check out the tongue.

You’ll know which picture.

It was that last one, in case you were wondering…

You’re welcome!

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Big Wishes and Buffalo Happy Birthday

Happy New Week and new Month, y’all!  Can you even believe it’s October?!?  Yikes – Christmas is right around the corner!

This week is World Card Making Day – on the 6th, to be exact!  And Stampin’ Up! is celebrating all week with great savings on lots of essentials (can you say…Stampin’ Dimensionals? 😉  Scroll on down for a complete listing of what all is available!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I thank you very much for spending part of your weekend with me.  And hope that you had a good time making plaid!  If you weren’t able to watch live, but would like to see some of the Plaid-A-Pa-Looza – here’s the not-quite-instant replay!

The card I’m sharing is the one that I gave y’all a glimpse of last night – it uses one of the plaids (and you can see how to make it on the video) and the Happy Birthday Thinlit die and Big Wishes stamp set to make a cool masculine birthday card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches – I just turned it on it’s head!

I made the plaid for the center strips with a piece of Gray Granite card stock and the Buffalo Check stamp set.  I inked the stamp with Cherry Cobbler and used my Stamparatus to make sure I got the image depth I wanted.  Then I made the cross lines with a ruler and my Dark Basic Black and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.  You can see how to do it in the video! 🙂

The card front is a piece of Early Espresso card stock that I embossed in the Simple Stripes TIEF.  I ran it thru once and then a second time, turning the card stock 90 degrees for the second pass.  That created a subtle checked (or plaid) embossed design!  Then I matted the panel on Gray Granite with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of new Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.  Then I matted the three strips of plaid-i-fied Gray Granite card stock on Gray Granite card stock and popped them over the whole thing with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut two of the Happy Birthday Thinlit die sentiments from Gray Granite card stock and stacked them up using Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered them to the card front – again with Liquid Glue!

To finish the card front, I tied a bow from the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon and adhered it at the top with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Big Wishes stamp set in Merry Merlot on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut a balloon from some more plaid-i-fied Gray Granite card stock and adhered it with some Liquid Glue.  I hand-drew a bow and string with my Journaling Pen.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Gray Granite mat and into my Merry Merlot card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another plaid balloon on the front…

…and I used the envelope liner die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits to cut an envelope liner from the plaid Gray Granite card stock.

Et Voila!  Once again, the Buffalo Check stamp has been transformed into a wonderful plaid background!  This one is perfect for a masculine card when paired with the simple Happy Birthday Thinlit die!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


Timeless Tidings Project Kit Approaching Not-Orderable Status

Still a few hours left to get on the list!

Sales for the Timeless Tidings Project Kit have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a significant number of backorders. It will be at least 30 days before this item is back in stock.

The kit will remain available to order until Monday, October 1 at 10:00 AM (MT); it will then be placed in not-orderable status.  So it you want to get on the list to get this pretty kit as soon as it comes back in stock, you need to get your order in before 10:00 AM (MT) on the first.  When you enter the item number on your order, you will receive a pop-up notification asking if you would like to be notified via email when this product is back in stock. This will allow you to find out immediately when the status changes for this item and it is again available for purchase.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.


World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

Check it out – click this picture to make it Human-Sized!

All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Head over to my online store to start picking up these great deals!

So – get ready to celebrate and stock up!


New Stampartus Accessories Now Available!


Stampin’ Up! knows that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and they wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats and Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets!

Click on the picture below to make it big enough to read!

Here’s a description and price list with the item numbers noted:

NAME DESCRIPTION ITEM NUMBER PRICE
Small Grid Paper Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets) 149621 $6.50
Stamparatus Plates (Imperial) Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates) 149693 $15.00
Stamparatus Foam Mat Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat) 150081 $3.00
Stamparatus Accessories Pack (Imperial) Includes Stamparatus plates (Imperial), grid paper, foam mat 151049 $24.50
Magnets Magnets for the Stamparatus. Man these things are strong! Rare earth magnets are great but are brittle by nature. (2 magnets) 148213 $12.00

It’s all available to order in my online store!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (x3 – mats for plaid-i-fied strips on front); 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (x3 – plaid-i-fied stripes on front); Beautiful Layers envelope liner die cut; Balloon Bouquet punches (x2)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

 

I discovered the other day – in the Brisket-Shark incident – that MY Brisket-Shark isn’t a huge fan of RAW brisket.  He politely mouthed the little piece I handed him and then dropped it.

He did that twice.

Hmmm.

He was much MUCH less reticent about the tiny tidbit of SMOKED TO PERFECTION brisket.

Smart dog.

On the other hand, he does have some…odd…preferences for snacking…

Case in point….

That’s Cerah’s grazing muzzle he’s licking the black off of.

It’s spent the day at the end of Cerah’s schnoozle, being rooted thru the grass – and mud – and…I sorta shudder to think what else.  Apparently it’s a tasty mix of…what else.

What?  It’s good!  Wanna lick?? 😉

TTFN

Mary

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