Sympathy

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…

Hmmm…

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!

TTFN

 

 

 


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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


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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!! 🙂

TTFN
M

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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:

Cool, huh?  Looks like an icy-rain! Continue reading

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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:

Most of the “how” to do this one is in the video, so be sure to check it out! 🙂 Continue reading

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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:

I hope you’ll be able to join me – I think you’ll like this card! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the last weekend of 2017!!  Yikes!

Sadly, for some folks in my extended circle of friends, this hasn’t been a great week.  And, I need a Sympathy card to send.  So, I pulled out a new bundle in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  The lovely Hold Onto Hope stamp set, bundled with the Cross of Hope Framelits, is a gorgeous set, perfect for the occasion.  Especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

As you can maybe see, I also broke out my package of new Brusho Colors! 🙂

I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Using the pin-hole-in-the-top method, I shook a little bit of the Prussian Blue around the outer edges of the panel.  In the middle, I sprinkled some Yellow.  I lightly spritzed the panel with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I let the panel dry naturally, dabbing off any water that pooled on the edges.  Once it was completely dry, I cut it down to the finished size for the front of my card.

I inked up the pretty floral spray image in the Hold Onto Hope set (avail 3 Jan) with Versamark and stamped it twice on the panel.  I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them with my Heat Tool.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.

For the cross, I cut a Wood Textures DSP solid cross with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits and a Silver Foil detailed Cross with a second die.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I used some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (3 Jan) to drape around the Cross.  I stuck a Glue Dot in the center of the Cross and used that to start the drape.  I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cross and popped it onto the card front – running the tails of the ribbon behind it as I stuck it on.  Over the center of the ribbon, I used another Glue Dot to adhere a new Petal Passion Embellishment (3 Jan) over the top of the Organza Ribbon.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Island Indigo on a strip of Shimmery White.  I snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it over the Cross with Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Shimmery White, I stamped the pretty little flower from Hold Onto Hope.  I colored the stamp with my Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on the card stock.  Then I cut it with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it over the Cross.  I added one Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Hold Onto Hope in Island Indigo on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I repeated the flower…

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.  Before going further, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the little corner image from Hold Onto Hope in Basic Gray Archival Ink in the corners (front and inside) of my Basic Gray card base.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the inner liner into the card base.

I decided to add a little more to the card front – so I cut a couple pieces off a Delicate White Doily and adhered them to the back of the card front – then I popped it on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Basic Gray Hold Onto Hope corners and flowers…

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

Et Voila!  I love how the Brusho background turned out, don’t you?  I think it looks serene and sort of…heavenly!  And I loved this Hold Onto Hope bundle the very first moment I saw it in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


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TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in now – this is the last day!

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


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

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

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

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

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

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


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

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


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

The Occasions Catalog goodies will all be available on 3 Jan – that’s coming real soon, y’all!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Island Indigo Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)  

Wooden Textures DSP:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut; envelope flap  ‘

Silver Foil:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut

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  

Today the Dad went up to NC to do some work across the weekend.  So we all helped him get loaded and ready to go!

Finn had a doggy-dilemma.

Stay with Mom?  Go with Dad?

Difficult choice for a little kid – one who loves both his parents!  

But…a road trip?!?

In the end, he made the selfless decision to stay here and protect me.

So…he bravely said good-bye to the Dad…

…and promptly forgot all about him while we worked the gates for the horses.

He’s a go-with-the-flow kind of guy – focused on the right here, right now.  Not the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s.

We should all be so smart!

TTFN

M

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