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Stampin’ Up! Ever Eden’s Garden Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I decided to play with the new Eden’s Garden stamp set with the bundled Eden Dies and gorgeous Ever Eden Specialty DSP.  I can’t help it – it’s so pretty!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow In Your Words Joy Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning, y’all!  Yesterday was spent watching the news – so many stories of 9/11, some that I’ve heard every year since the day and some that were new to me.  And I took time to go get that haircut – so….yeah!  It was a good reprieve for a second from a heavy day.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest on Timeworn Black!

Good Tuesday to you all!  Hope the week is going well – and if you were impacted by Ida – that it was as minimal as possible.  We’re looking for rain today – hard to say how much.  But we’re ready!  By which I mean I have a LOT of towels by the back door – cuz the Finn-ster LOVES running around in the rain! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

My card today is one I made while crafting with friends on my Zoom the Craftroom yesterday – which was fun!  I used the Nature’s Harvest bundle (which you can get for FREE if you join the team during Sale-a-Bration!) with the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

I picked the Nature’s Harvest set to work with based on the Just Add Ink challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock that I embossed in the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Bumble Bee for the card front.

Next I used my Blending Brushes to add REALLY un-blended splotches of Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Cider ink on pieces of Cinnamon Cider and Bumble Bee card stock. Serious – it looked bad! 😉

But then, I used the dies in the Harvest Die set (bundled with the Nature’s Harvest stamp set) to cut a wildflower and grasses from the blotchy Bumble Bee piece and a single coneflower from the blotchy Cinnamon Cider panel.  And all of a sudden – those blotchy panels became beautiful!

I also cut two “branches” from some gorgeous Gold Shimmer Vellum.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the flowers and grasses and branches to the card front.

I used my Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend to color a pretty long length of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (this is a REALLY cool thing you can do – and it means you can have ALMOST any color of ribbon you need!).

I looped the ribbon four times around my hand and then used a piece of Basic Black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to tie a bow around the middle – making a bow-on-top-of-a-sort-of-double-loop-bow bow!

I adhered the bow in place with Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Nature’s Harvest sentiment in Cinnamon Cider on Bumble Bee and cut it with the longer label die in the Harvest Die set.

I used double-stacked Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment label over the ribbon, added some Bumble Bee Matte Decorative Dots and the card front was done.

On the inside, I inked the splotch image from Nature’s Harvest with Pumpkin Pie ink, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the small floral from the set over the top in Cinnamon Cider.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into my Cinnamon Cider card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the splotch and floral on the front…

…and again on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am SO grateful to the Just Add Ink designers for giving me another reason to pull out one of my favorite things – the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  I love the Harvest Dies so much – and the sentiments in the stamp set are wonderful!  The gorgeous Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder comes thru again – adding perfect texture behind the die cuts.  And…don’t they just…GLOW against their black backdrop!?

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below.

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Want to craft with me?  Have time to chat – and ask questions?  Place an order in September to get my Zoom The Craftroom link for the month – and then come play!  🙂


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If you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! – then this is an amazingly good time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!).  It’s also about community, right?  And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with.  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!


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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Harvest Die cut wildflower die cut

Bumble Bee Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Harvest Meadow wildflower die cuts and sentiment

Basic Black Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Gold Shimmer Vellum: Harvest Die cut “branches”

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)


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Finn Fan Fix 

Sometimes when horses sleep in stalls and lay down to rest, they’ll roll over too close to the stall wall.  Most of the time, they can extricate themselves and get back up.

But – sometimes – they don’t.  They’re stuck until a human comes to help them back up.

We call that…getting “cast”.

And when a 1000 pound horse does it – it’s scary.  They can panic and injure themselves.  And getting them up takes some tact and skill to get them out of the mess they got themselves into.

When an 85 pound Aussie sleeps too close to the side of the kennel….

…it looks a LOT like he’s “cast”.

But…

….Nope.  Just sleepin’ here, Mom.  Not ready to get up, either, so….move along! 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest In Your Words Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Good morning and happy Monday!  We’re just T-1 Day until the launch of the new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog and the Aug-Sep 2021 Sale-a-Bration.  Whoo-hoo!!

One of the first things that was on MY list to pre-order was the Nature’s Harvest bundle (and I am SORT of assuming its on YOUR list of first-things-to-grab tomorrow, too!).  I used it here – along with a Sale-A-Bration Host-Exclusive set called In Your Words.  And…I pulled the wonderful Peaceful Moments set (in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog) off the shelf, too.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nature’s Harvest Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Well.  Here we are – Monday again!  What does your week look like?  I hope that whatever’s on the menu/calendar will go smoothly for you!

My card today is destined for someone who’s had a rough few months, punctuated by a very bad week.  So I hope it will help her to smile for just a minute and know that there are folks pulling for her and her family!  I used the stunning Nature’s Harvest – with the bundled Harvest Dies– new Cork Specialty Paper, and Timeworn 3D Embossing folder (all coming on 3 Aug in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog) – combined with a fave from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – the Peaceful Moments set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Ombre Inspired Thoughts Beauty of Friendship Sympathy Card

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Did you have some fun with the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog yesterday!  Not gonna lie – I had a parrrtaaay!  My credit card was so grateful when my demo discount kicked in!  Not to say it wasn’t still bruised but…the wounds will recover!!  Let me know if you’d like to get in on that sweet deal-y-o…we’ve made it even SWEETER right now! 😉

While I wait for my new goodies to arrive, I used some old-new-goodies that I picked up in the past couple of weeks during the pre-order period (just another little perk of demonstratorship!).  I pulled out the Inspired Thoughts bundle and the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.  Look what happened when I paired them with new Ombre Specialty Paper.

I was playing along with the TGIF challenge this week!

This card is silly-easy to make so…buckle up!

I started by adhering a piece of the Gorgeous Grape Ombre Specialty Paper to a piece of Basic Black with Liquid Glue for the card front.

From another piece of Basic Black, I cut the big trees die from the Inspiring Canopy die set (bundled with Inspired Thoughts for a 10% savings!).  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut to the card front – then trimmed the excess from the sides with my Paper Trimmer.

I stamped the Inspired Thoughts sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Gorgeous Grape and cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die.

I popped the sentiment over the trees with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the card front, I added some silver diamonds from the new Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment – one of my favorites! – from Inspired Thoughts in Gorgeous Grape on a Basic White panel.  Then I stamped the tree trunk, leaves and ground from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set in Smoky Slate.  A final silver Epoxy Essentials diamond by the tree finished it off.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Beauty of Friendship tree images in Smoky Slate on the front…

…and some Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in Highland Heather on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Wow!  I LOVE this Inspiring Canopy die!  And the bundled Inspired Thoughts set is chock-a-block full of wonderful sentiments.  Beauty of Friendship just seemed like a great complement to this bundle, too.  And…Ombre Specialty Paper.  Yikes – it is SO pretty!  The pack comes with Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Night of Navy.  I can see making this exact card in all four of those colors – maybe just use a different sentiment pairing!

Did you know…BOTH these bundles are part of my Bundle #2 – It’s a Beautiful World bundle?  Yep.  ‘Tis!  Check it out right here.

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 


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Special Bundles have sort of become a “thing” we do here, right? I gather up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in a new catalog that coordinate with each other and get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! And remember – the prices I list INCLUDE SHIPPING & TAX!  So – those are the final costs to you! 🙂

Head over to my 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles Page and take a gander at what I’ve put together for you.  Then, use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 18 May 2021!  So….don’t wait too long!


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4 May – 14 June!!

From 4 May – 14 June,2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards! Which means…MORE free goodies to kick off our new catalog!!

 

Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any merchandise in either of the current catalogs, including the host exclusive items on pages 170-171 in the new Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June Mini Catalog!

Click this image to download a printable flyer with the details.

I can even set up a Host Code just for you – you give it to your friends and family – then they can order thru my Online Store, using that Host Code – to help you reach that $250 mark!  🙂  Holler at me if you have any questions or if you’d like me to set up a host code for you! You can drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Stampin’ Up! Join+ Promotion 4 – 31 May!

 

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because you’ll get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit! Whoo-hoo!

From May 4–31, you’ll get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!!

Here’s the Deets:

  • PROMOTION DATES: MAY 4–31, 2021
  • New demonstrators who purchase their Starter Kit between May 4 and May 31 will be able to redeem $155 of Starter Kit eligible products for $99.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before May 4 or after May 31 will not be eligible for this offer.
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  • The Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards at no additional charge.
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  • The Starter Kit promotion begins May 4.
  • Deadline to purchase the Starter Kit and receive the extra $30 in free products: May 31, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

In addition to the amazing added value to the Starter Kit, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters! Plus, you get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events! Demonstrators also get at least a 20% discount on all of the products that they purchase and there is no requirement to sell to anyone.

And – if you join with me (and become an official member of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!) here’s some more goodness for you:

  • We have monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
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There’s no risk and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now (and hardly any reasons to NOT join!) and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

Want more info about becoming a Demonstrator and the benefits of joining?  Then head over to my Join My Team page here.  If you’ve got any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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Between now and Thursday, 6 May, and you’ll get 15% OFF STOREWIDE PLUS FREE SHIPPING on all Domestic orders over $100.  You don’t even need a coupon – the discounts will be applied during the checkout process.

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Stitched Rectangle DIe Cut (sentiment)

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

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in Highland Heather: 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 

On Tuesday, Cerah got to spend a big part of the day in the pasture.  She grazed and napped in the shed.  And ignored her daughter (or actively hid from her – which makes Cady crazy!).

She also drank a lot.  I went down to double check the trough when she was there getting a drink and was thrilled when….

Yep – she was feeling good enough to play in the hose.

And – she was ill as a hornet when there was STILL no hay in her stall!  😉

I think we’re on the mend.

Knock on wood….

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Peaceful Moment Sympathy Card

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!!  Do you have something fun planned?  I think our plans revolve around the garden  – I know…shocker! – time to get it all in the ground!  And..I’m HOPING the plan includes putting up my picket fence around the garden!  Send fence-putting-up thoughts to Wayne, will you?!? 😉

So – the card I made today is one that I very carefully made for our friend whose wife died on Sunday – that was the funeral we went to yesterday.  So it’s a masculine one – and one that I really like.  Of course, in our mad rush to get out of the house – we don’t do that very well in the mornings – I left the card sitting smack in the middle of the kitchen table. 🙁  We’ll have to get it to him a different way, I guess.

I used a couple of favorite goodies that are, sadly, retiring soon!  The beautiful Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Roots die set.  Then I threw in a couple of sentiments from Peaceful Moments.  I added some In Good Taste DSP  (NOT retiring – phew!!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Bouquet Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I had a hankering to play with the soon-to-be-available Butterfly Bouquet bundle and gorgeous Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming to you on 2 March!), so that’s what I reached for.  I added a couple sentiments from Tranquil Thoughts and some leaves using its bundled Tranquil Dies (all available now).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lots of Heart for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw our sketch, I sort of immediately thought of the new Lots of Heart bundle (not even sort of thinking outside the box!). But – I didn’t want to do Valentine’s.  Nope – I wanted to do a little something different – so you could see how versatile this bundle could be!  So…I teamed it up with the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And…here’s our sketch (as you can see – I stayed right smack “in the box”!

I decided that not-red and not-pink was the way to go, so….the Just Us Girls color challenge was the perfect inspiration!

I started with a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock that I stamped all over – in Seaside Spray ink for a tone-on-tone effect – with the polka-dot heart image from the Lots of Heart stamp set.  Then I embossed it in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for the card front.

I matted a piece of Hydrangea Hill DSP on Misty Moonlight and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue

I cut the Misty Moonlight scrolly-heart strip using the die in the bundled Many Hearts Die set and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Using the large – lacey-edged heart die, I cut a Balmy Blue and a Basic White heart.  Then I snipped the lace-edge off the white heart and adhered it to the Balmy Blue heart.  Then I adhered it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the plaid heart from Lots of Heart in Misty Moonlight – then cut it with the coordinating die in Many Hearts.

I popped the plaid heart onto the other layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using a couple of Glue Dots, I adhered a multi-loop figure-8 bow made with Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

I stamped a Peaceful Moments sentiment in Balmy Blue on Basic White and cut it with the next-to-smallest rectangle in my go-to Stitched So Sweetly die set.

I popped the sentiment over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a few silver Metallic Pearls and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Peaceful Moments sentiment in Balmy Blue on Basic White.  In the corner, I adhered a pretty Misty Moonlight die cut from the Many Hearts set with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and into my Seaside Spray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a Lots of Heart image – stamped in Tuxedo Black – on the front. I colored it with my Light Balmy Blue and Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends, plus my Seaside Spray Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and I added more of the Hydrangea Hill DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! I really love this Lots of Heart Bundle – with the amazing Many Hearts Die Set.  I’m not a Valentine’s person, really, but this bundle offers a ton of OTHER options. Either by itself – or paired with other sentiment sets!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: 9N4CPU92

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming in February!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed card front)

Misty Moonlight Cardstock:  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for DSP panel on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Many Hearts die cut heart strip

Balmy Blue Cardstock:  Many Hearts die cut heart

Basic White Cardstock:  Many Hearts die cut hearts; Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Hydrangea Hill DSP: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Feminine, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Sympathy | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Touch of Ink Heal Your Heart Sneak Peek Sympathy Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Another busy week has flown by – I DID finally start baking – yeah me! – so…SOME gifts will go out soon.  I fear I’m going to have to GO TO A STORE – cuz….boy have I messed up the whole buy online thing!  I’m still waiting for an order to arrive that was slated to come last Monday, so….  🙄

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis!  🙂

There seems to be a spike in the need for sympathy cards right now, so…that’s what I did with this one.  I started with a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set (from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) and brought in some new goodies.  The Heal Your Heart and A Touch of Ink stamp sets – available on 5 Jan 2021! Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And – I played along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started with a piece of the Hydrangea Hill DSP – the striped Highland Heather design – and stamped all over it with the flower image in the A Touch of Ink stamp set. I stamped the flowers in stamped-off-once Highland Heather to get a more subtle tone-on-tone look.

Then I matted the panel on Seaside Spray for the card front.

I cut another piece of the Hydrangea Hill DSP and a piece of Whisper White to 2″ x 4 3/8″.  I punched the tops of both strips with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch – and rounded the bottom corners with the corner-rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch.

I created the “mat” look by cutting the Whisper White tag in half length-wise and then adhering each side to the back of the DSP strip with Liquid Glue – leaving a little white border.

Then I popped the matted tag onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I trimmed a Square Vellum Doily down a bit with my Paper Snips and adhered it to the tag with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut it out with a Tasteful Labels die.  Then I adhered it to the tag with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the hummingbird outline from A Touch of Ink in Seaside Spray ink.  To color him, I inked the fill stamp in Seaside Spray – stamped it off once on scrap paper – and stamped it over the image.  Then I fussy cut the little bird.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere him – then I brushed him all over with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

I tied a bow with some new Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon (available 5 Jan 21) and added it at the top of the tag with a Glue Dot.

A Seaside Spray pearl from the new Pastel Pearls (coming on 5 Jan 2021) on the sentiment tag finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment – one of my favorites! – from the Heal Your Heart set in Gorgeous Grape on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, in stamped-off-TWICE Highland Heather – I stamped the A Touch of Ink flower that I’d used on the front of the card.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and into my Gorgeous Grape card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the A Touch of Ink flower on the front in full strength Highland Heather ink….

…and more of the Hydrangea Hill DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love that both the A Touch of Ink AND Heal Your Heart stamp sets will be available for FREE in the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Flyer!  They’re both wonderful!

And the Hydrangea Hill DSP is just….stunning!

I hope you like.  And have got ALL these new goodies on your gotta-have-it list for 5 Jan!!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: J4NNCNV7

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!


WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK IS RETIRING!

SHIMMERY WHITE 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK

Stampin’ Up! posted this update late in the day on Thursday. 

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

What does this mean for you?

With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected.  Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

We also have a video message addressing some potential concerns that you may have. This video goes over a comparison of Whisper White to Basic White so you will know what to expect with this change. You can watch the video here.

It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we are excited about the new Basic White product line and we encourage you to try it out! We are confident that you’ll love it just as much as we do.


Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares Are Open

My Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are now open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

You’ll get to try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers, cards & envelopes, and treat boxes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Jan 21 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 – as early in the week of the 11th as I can manage!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators!

Head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares to get all the details and use the handy form there to get signed up! 

Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 3 Jan 21 at 8pm EST!!  


I’ve got an Online Host Club starting on 1 January (just in time for the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration!) and I’ve got openings.  Whoo-hoo!!!

What is an Online Host Club?  Glad you asked!An Online Host Club lets you get some of the benefits of being a host – without doing any of the WORK of being a host!  And – it helps you build your crafting tool chest a little at a time.  While earning FREE goodies!

A club consists of three folks doing two consecutive three-month terms.   Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.

Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example!  As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!

At the end of the club, I let each member select a stamp set up to $25 that I send to them for free.

What are the other bennies of a Host Club?

  • At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
  • Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months.  Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
  • You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders.  Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift!  (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!).  You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
  • During Sale-a-Bration – each of your host club orders will earn you AT LEAST one Level 1 ($50 level) Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are over FIFTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members.  That’s around TWO HUNDRED FIFTY not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
  • Access to my Weekly Zoom The Craftroom online Zoom Party – where you can come craft and chat with me and other customers! YEP – THIS IS NEW!!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your TWO Host Months
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term!

When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.   The launch of a new catalog and Sale-A-Bration is ALWAYS a great time to join a club!

Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!

If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


The Stampin’ Up! Year End Clearance is LIVE – and the Clearance Rack has been updated with brand new products!!

Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout runs thru 4 Jan 2021 – but…all retiring goodies on the list are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  And – at these prices – as high as 50% off – your favorites are selling out FAST!  So…don’t delay!

This event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!

Click here to download the full list of items on sale – sorted by their discount!

There are a lot more items on the list that are not discounted but are leaving us at the end of this catalog period (4 Jan 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain Time)


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Seaside Spray Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Cardstock: Tasteful Labels Die cut (sentiment); 2″ x 4 3/8″ (tag); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); A Touch of Ink fussy cut hummingbird

Hydrangea Hill DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 4 3/8″ (tag); 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 

So – the other day, I pulled some homemade Sourdough Pancakes out of the freezer and re-heated them in the toaster oven for Wayne.  I made about one-too-many but I figured if he didn’t finish them – I could have a bite or two of pancake.  With a little warm real maple syrup.

Seemed like a fine plan.

He sat down to eat and I worked on my morning blog posting routine.

Soon, as expected, he started to say he had too much food.

I musta been a little slow on the uptake – cuz before I could say….”I’ll eat them”…..

🙁

Took about 30 seconds.

Gone.

Homemade.  Sourdough.  Pancake.

WITH WARM MAPLE SYRUP.

Just…gone.

TTFN
M

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