Stampin’ Up! Lasting Lily and Botanical Butterflies Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, my peeps!  Did y’all brave the elements – and the crazy crowds! – to hit the Black Friday sales?  I sure didn’t!  We stay pretty hunkered down on Black Friday – I hate the traffic and Wayne has zero tolerance for them (cars or people!).  So…we stay home and shop the old fashioned way.

Online! LOL!

You guys did a little Online Extravaganza shopping yesterday, I saw!  Yeah!  There’s still today left for the Paper & Embellishments sale and then we’ll segue over into two days of Phase 2: Stamps & Kits!  Then there’s two more days after THAT (Tools & Ink)!  And – of course, thru the whole event, I’m offering Double Peppermints.  So…it’s a most wonderful time….of the YEAAAAAAR!

Now – on a slightly different tack, my card for today features some new goodies that will be available starting on 3 Jan 19 with the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!  Lasting Lily is a wonderful 16-stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – that you’ll be able to pick up for free with a $100 purchase!  And I tapped into the wonderful Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Blended Seasons Sorry for Everything!

Happy Happy Haawwmp Day, y’all!  The week is going quickly – and next week we’ve got a Holiday!!  Whoo-hoo!

And…something else is happening next week…

What is it…

It’s right on the tip of my tongue…


Well – it’ll come to me I’m sure! 🙂

One thing I DO remember is that the cool Color Your Season promotion is ending this week -like…DAY AFTER TOMORROW!  That’s right, after Friday, you will NOT be able to pick up the lovely Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  So…tarry not, okay?  Here’s a link right to them in my Online Store!

In fact, I’m so sure that you NEED this set that – for the next two days ONLY – everyone who orders the Color Your Seasons Bundle will get TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS! 

Remember – this is only good thru the end of the day on Friday, 31 Aug AND you MUST order the BUNDLE to get the TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS! Got it!?

Now – today’s card is a sympathy card for a friend who lost her old dog this past Sunday. 🙁

I used the Blended Seasons stamp set as well as the Sorry For Everything set from the Annual Catalog, plus a few other fun goodies.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card was based on this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

And the color scheme comes from the Global Design Project challenge.

I’d wanted to use the Blended Seasons set today and, after seeing the pretty card that GDP Guest Designer Holley Smith made, I knew just what to make!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using my Stamparatus, stamped the Tree Rings background image in Soft Suede.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge the edges in more Soft Suede.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat.

The next layer is a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions DSP (yes, I know that’s Crushed Curry – it’s called artistic license…..hello?!) matted on Soft Suede and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

My angled piece is yet another piece of Soft Suede that I cut to fit exactly on the angle depicted in the sketch, then I embossed it in the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (coming next week in the….that’s IT!!  The 2018 Holiday Catalog goes LIVE next week on the 5th!!).  Once I sponged it with Soft Suede, I decided I wanted torn edges – so I tore the edges – then used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere it to the card front.

And then the fun began!

I stamped the pretty Blended Seasons leaves image on Whisper White, twice, in Soft Suede ink.  Then I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends – both Light and Dark – and my Flirty Flamingo Light Blend – to color all the leaves.  I used my Soft Suede Light Blend for the little stems.  Then I fussy cut all the leaves!

My sentiment is from Sorry For Everything – it’s actually three separate images in the set – all stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla.  I lightly flicked the edges of the sentiment with Soft Suede ink using a Sponge Dauber.  I used the same dauber to lightly sponge a Flirty Flamingo Colored Doily (just to tone it down a smidge).  That I adhered next with a little Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my sentiment and used them to wind a few loops of Linen Thread.

I added a few of the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue, then popped the sentiment on with the Dimensionals.  Then I added the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue or Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals.

I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Billie Bow and tucked it under the corner of the sentiment with a Glue Dot, added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply stamped and colored the leaves from the Blended Seasons stamp set in Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo on a Very Vanilla panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another set of Blended Season leaves on the front (don’t forget to slide a piece of plastic or something into the envelope to keep the Stampin’ Blends from bleeding thru to the back)…

…and I added a bit more of the Garden Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Blended Season stamp set has such gorgeous images in it – I particularly love these leaves!  And the matching Stitched Seasons Framelits feature some really cool inside AND outside stitching!  And – this card would work as a general sympathy card (not necessarily just for someone who’s lost a fur-child) – thanks to the wonderful sentiment in the Sorry For Everything stamp set.  I hope you like!

I also hope that – if you haven’t already – you’ll add this bundle to your tool box.  And earn those Triple Peppermint Rewards!!  Hurry quick!






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.

Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle!  Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

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

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!

Time is Running Out to Earn Bonus Days Coupons!

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Corrugated Dynamic TIEF will be available next week on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Soft Suede Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Corrugated panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: for fussy cut Blended Seasons leaves

Garden Impressions DSP: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (front DSP panel); 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

I suppose I’ve mentioned – a time or two! – that Finny likes to nap.

He likes to play and run and roughhouse, too -but…he really likes to nap. 🙂

Which works out pretty well for us (me in particular!).  I can set at my craft table or my work computer and do what I need to do.

And he…just finds a cool spot – in front of the A/C register or the fan in the bedroom…and sleeps the afternoon away.

After a couple of hours he wakes up and comes over to wherever I’m sitting.

Probably needs to go out.

But – I like to think that he ALSO wants a little Mom-lovin’!  So – I give it to him!

And take a couple of us-ies!!  Please disregard my hair.  And lack of make-up.  Wasn’t ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille! 😉

Mom’s do the most embarrassing things!! 🙂


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Stampin’ Up! Dandelion Wishes for the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop!

Hey, y’all!  It’s way later on a Saturday (or any day, for that matter!) than you’re used to seeing me, but…I was tickled (and…amazed!!) to be invited by my friend Kylie Bertucci to be the guest on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop!

Of course I said of course!! 🙂

For these hops, everyone who plays along CASEs a card they find on my blog.  Including me!  So – I went thru some past posts and found one that really appealed to me.  I loved the DSP and stamped flowers and the layout!

And then I CASE’d it with current goodies!  The centerpiece is the new Dandelion Wishes stamp set and some pretty Garden Impressions DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings on Pressed Flowers for the Stamp Ink Paper #152

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to inspire you!  Today’s a color challenge and I hope you’ll come over and play along!

My card for the challenge today is a clean and simple one, using the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set – filled with useful sentiments in pretty little fonts – and the lovely Pressed Flowers Host Set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Glass Eclectic Layers Sympathy Card

Happy Monday!  I keep saying that on Monday, even though Monday…bleh – cu maybe one day I’ll believe it!  Regardless – hope you had a great weekend and that your week is starting out well!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me and hope you enjoyed it!  If not, but would like to watch the replay, here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Glass and Eclectic Layers Sympathy Video Sneak Peek

Good Morning! 🙂  How goes the weekend for you?  Mine’s going pretty good – Finn’s staples are out.  He’s got a few weeks before he can go visit his sister, Scout, but…he’s glad to not be Franken-dog.  Now he’s just Scar-face! 😉

As has become the norm, this post is a sneak peek of the card we’ll make tonight on my Facebook Live video – right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’ll be at our normal time of 8pm Eastern.  My card is a sympathy card this week – it’s destined for a fellow Demonstrator, whom I don’t even know.  But she’s having a heckuva hard time right now.  So…cards are needed.  I used the Painted Glass stamp set (available on 1 June with the new catalog) as well as the tried-and-true Eclectic Layers Framelits.  Plus a couple other goodies!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lilypad Lake Sneak Peak for the Stamp Ink Paper #147

Good morning, y’all!  Tuesday again, so it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for you to play along with this week!

I decided to use a new-to-me set and give you a little sneak peek of the Lilypad Lake stamp set and bundled Lakeside Framelits.  I love this stamp set – the sentiments are perfect – and really really right for me during this particular time.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely as Trees and Thoughtful Prayers on Black Ice for Stamp Ink Paper #141

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Tuesday!

Being Tuesday, it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge – and this week it’s a sketch challenge!

I used a fun technique that I recently came across called the Black Ice technique.  I did it on Copper Foil, using the Lovely as a Tree pine image and a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hold On To Hope Thoughts & Prayers

It’s Monday, y’all!  I’ve got but one thing to say about that.  Bleh.

I repeat.  Bleh.

And that’s all on that subject.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how to make this card, here’s the YouTube replay!

I needed a sympathy card this week – my husband’s Granny died last Monday.  She pretty much raised him, so it was a blow.  She was 98 – so it wasn’t a shock.  She was ready to go home.  I thought that the beautiful Hold On To Hope stamp set and the bundled Cross of Hope Framelits were a perfect choice, especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sympathy Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Having a good weekend so far?  I’m pretty excited – did the horses yesterday without covers on!!  Whoo-hoo!!!  

It’s the little things, my peeps!

So – we’ll be back on our “normal” schedule tonight – I’ll be live at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to be using the beautiful Hold On To Hope stamp set and matching Cross of Hope Framelits.  Take a sneaky-peek:

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