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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Day Butterflies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?

Now – I saw a card a few days back that used the butterfly in the Beautiful Day stamp set.  That card maker had stamped it in Black on DSP that I believe is the same that I used today.  I totally thought I could find that card to give credit where credit is due, but…no.  So –  my apologies! 🙂

On Wednesday morning, I saw the biggest, most beautiful yellow and black butterfly I’ve seen in a long time – y’all, he was as big as my hand!  I desperately wanted a picture – but he was being persnickety and wouldn’t hold still.  But – he was the impetus for this card today.  I stamped him on Painted With Love Specialty DSP and added a few images and sentiments from the Love What You Do stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Our colors we were given…

If you’re looking closely – you’ll see I used Melon Mambo.  Not Berry Burst.  Ooops!  It’s been a long week, y’all!

I borrowed the layout from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.

I used the Stamparatus to emboss the Beautiful Day butterfly in black on a piece of Painted With Love Specialty DSP.  First I stamped him in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I cleaned the stamp without removing it from the Stamparatus plate, inked it with Versamark and stamped right back over the top of the first image.  Then I sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Finally, I fussy cut him and brushed his wings with Clear Wink of Stella.

On a Whisper White panel, I stamped the large “wash” image from the Love What You Do stamp set (available 1 May) in stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I added a few stems from the Love What You Do set in full-strength Lemon Lime Twist.

I added the sentiment – from Love What You Do – in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink at the bottom of the panel.  Then I matted it on Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

On a piece of Vellum Card Stock, I stamped the flowers from Love What You Do in Tuxedo Black, then I added the small fill image in Melon Mambo over each flower.  I cut the image out with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die and adhered it with Glue Dots to the card front.

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the butterfly and used them to wind Gold Metallic Thread in loops, then popped it onto the card front.

I added a little row of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the body of the butterfly and one next to the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Love What You Do sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I stamped the stem image in stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Love What You Do stems in full-strength Lemon Lime Twist on the front…

…and more of the Painted With Love Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I love how the Painted With Love Specialty DSP adds life and texture to the wings of the Beautiful Day butterfly!  And the Love What You Do stamp set (that you can get for yourself on 1 May!) lent gorgeous florals and beautiful sentiments.  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’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

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 


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You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Love What You Do stamp set and Share What You Love Artisan Pearls will be available on 1 May 18

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:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner)

Painted With Love Specialty DSP: Beautiful Day fussy cut butterfly; envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Largest Stitched Shapes circle die cut on front


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Finn Fan Fix

No FFF on Blog Hop days!

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Sneak Peek

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  I’m going to be pretty darned glad when this week is over.  It’s sorta sucked so far!

And – that suck-age has sure sapped my creative mojo today.  It took forever for inspiration to hit.  I borrowed some ideas from the wonderful samples for the Rooted in Nature stamp set and other products in the new Nature’s Poem Suite.  You’ll all be able to order these goodies from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June!  For now – take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the current Fusion Challenge.

And I made this for my neighbor who drove madly to our rescue on Tuesday morning!

I started with some of the pretty (but not too “precious”) paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP (1 June) and matted it on Tranquil Tide for the card front.

The middle panel is Copper Foil.  First, using the three leaf embossing dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits, I embossed a bigger-than-I-needed panel – then I cut it down to size and matted it on Tranquil Tide.

I ran a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive across the Copper Foil panel and used it to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – wrapping it around and securing it in the back.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large oak image from Rooted in Nature in Tranquil Tide, then I cut it with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the three-leaf image from Rooted in Nature in new Grapefruit Grove ink (avail 1 June) – I stamped it twice without re-inking.  Then I cut them with their matching die from the Nature’s Roots Framelits.

I adhered some of the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue, then I popped the stamped Stitched Shapes circle on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the final leaf image to the Whisper White circle with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped both sentiments (from the Rooted in Nature set) in Early Espresso on a strip of Crumb Cake, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line them up.  I snipped the ends and then sort of “rumpled” the strip to distress it a bit.  It’s adhered with Liquid Glue.

To finish off the card front, I added a True Gentleman Button and a little bow of Linen Thread with Glue Dots.

On the inside, I used two of the leaf stamps from Rooted in Nature to stamp up the side of a Whisper White panel.  I used Grapefruit Grove and Tranquil Tide – stamped off twice before stamping the panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Rooted in Nature leaves up the side…

…and I gave the envelope flap some more of the Nature’s Poem DSP.

Et Voila!  I know its got a little pinkish-ness and a bow, but…I think it’s organic enough to be okay for my friend.  I love this new Rooted in Nature bundle – being able to cut out all the images with the Nature’s Roots Framelits is awesome!  Go ahead – just write it on your gotta-have-it list so you’ll be ready come 1 June!  Or…you could always join the team first thing in May and pick this bundle for your Starter Kit!

Just sayin’! 🙂

TTFN


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Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!


You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits, Nature’s Poem DSP and Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink will be available on 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Tranquil Tide Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for embossed Copper Foil strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner): 3″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art circle); Nature’s Roots die cut leaves

Nature’s Roots DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment strip)

Copper Foil: 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed panel on front)

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 is a better day in Finn-landia.

He’s still at the vet – today’s his surgery to flush and clean his sinuses and then stitch him up.

He’ll always have a hole in his head.

So if he’s acting like a goof, I can say “You’re acting like you’ve got a hole in your head.”

And he’ll roll his eyes and point to his noggin like…”uhm…hello!!?”

I let him spend the night there – he’s sleeping good (and I needed a little more sleep before I’m doing nurse duty) and is comfortable.

I wanted to thank you all for the wonderful comments and prayers and well-wishes.  I was gobsmacked by the love for my little Man.

So – all that made me decide to christen y’all as an Official Finn Fan Club.

And you’ve got a sign and everything! 🙂

The lighted sign – that makes it “official”.

Now y’all go to work on your secret handshake!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Under the Sea of Textures Sneak Peek

Good Monday, y’all.

I mean – it’s definitely Monday.  I guess the “good” part remains to be seen, huh?? 🙂

So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks for spending part of your weekend with me!  I do appreciate it!  If not, but you’d like to watch, here’s the sort-of-but-not-really instant replay on YouTube!

One the of really fun new Suites that you’ll see in June, in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, is the Tranquil Textures Suite.  It includes, among other things, the Sea of Textures stamp set, the bundled Under the Sea Framelits and the absolutely gorgeous Tranquil Textures DSP.  I used all of those in my card for today.  Take a look-see:

I used the simple Freshly Made Sketches challenge for my layout.

And my color scheme is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started by embossing some of the Balmy Blue paper from the Tranquil Textures DSP (available on 1 June) in the Seaside TIEF, then I matted it on a piece of Pineapple Punch card stock (one of the new 2018-2019 In Colors!) for the card front.

The next layer is a second design from Tranquil Textures, matted on Pineapple Punch and adhered with Fast Fuse to the card front.

I used dies – most of them, actually! 🙂 – to create the pieces of my collage.  I cut the “netting” from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and some coral and grass from Vellum card stock, Soft Seafoam (a beautiful new Subtle in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog), and Tranquil Tide.  I also cut some Soft Seafoam and Tranquil Tide sand dollars!

My octopus came about with some help from my Stamparatus.  I first inked it in Pineapple Punch.  Then I sponged his arms with Tranquil Tide – and stamped it again!  Then I cut him with his die.

As I started to build my collage, the first layer is the Dazzling Diamonds net, followed by some Crumb Cake Twine from the new Nature’s Poem Baker’s Twine pack.  I used as couple of Glue Dots to wind a few loops.

Then I began to add the pieces and parts with Liquid Glue.  With the coral and grasses down, I added a sentiment.  I stamped the Sea Of Textures sentiment in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White, then used a banner die from the new Lakeside Framelits (coming on 1 June) to cut it out.  I snipped a little off the left end – to make it shorter – and added it with Dimensionals.

I popped the octopus on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – both regular and mini sized.  Finally – I added Sand Dollars and Starfish with Liquid Glue.  To finish off the card front, I added a bevy of beautiful Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (yep – 1 June).

On the inside, I added a Sea of Textures “net” image in Pineapple Punch and a couple of Tranquil Tide corals to the bottom of a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pineapple Punch mat and into my Tranquil Tide card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Sea of Textures images in Pineapple Punch and Tranquil Tide…

…and adhered some Balmy Blue Tranquil Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love a collage card – maybe y’all have figured that out about me?? 😉 – and this Sea of Textures and Under the Sea framelits bundle just begs to be used for that kind of card!  I hope you like and that this one is high up on your wish list for June!! 🙂

TTFN


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!


You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Tranquil Textures Suite, Lakeside Framelits, Nature’s Poem Twine, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and new 2018-2020 In Colors will be available on 1 June!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pineapple Punch Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for DSP strip on front)

Tranquil Textures DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 5″ (front DSP strip); envelope flap

Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Soft Seafoam and Vellum Card Stocks: Under the Sea Framelits die cuts

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


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Finn Fan Fix

Well, as I type this on Sunday morning, it’s raining.  And the temeprature is dropping again.

So…pretty much Spring in GA!

80, sunny and gorgeous one day – and chilly and wet the next!

Of course, it’s also why everything is blooming and turning green – so…it is what it is!

On Friday, which was an “80, sunny and gorgeous day”, we (Finny and I) cleaned out the horses’ water trough.

Definitely one of Finn’s favorite barn chores!

He really puts his whole self into this one!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bunch for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re doing projects with a Feminine bent!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I pulled out a wonderful bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  My peeps – this stamp set and framelits is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog – but…it won’t be bundled!  So – if you love it – get it now and save yourself 10%!  Just sayin’…  I layered the bouquet over some Tutti-Frutti DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Petal Soiree for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week and we’ve got the full complement of hoppers today!  Do be sure to check out all their projects when you’re done here, won’t you?

The color scheme we had for our challenge today made me think right away of the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP.  So – I added that to some sweet images from the Petal Palette stamp set and Petals & More Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy and a Charming Cafe

Good morning!  How’s it going today?  Do you have a good weekend planned? Hope so!

I did a quick and easy card today – very simple design, using an old favorite (well, not so very old, maybe!) – the Daisy Delight stamp set, bundled Daisy Punch and Delightful Daisy DSP – combined with a pretty sentiment from the Occasions stamp set called Charming Cafe.  Take a look-see:

I used the color scheme from this week’s Color Throwdown.  I love the Black/White/Any Color combination, don’t you? Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely As A Tree Sunset Thanks

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy weekend!

I’ve made a card for you today with one of my favorite stamp sets – the Lovely As A Tree set.  I mean, really, what’s not to love about this beautiful set?  I put the trees against a sponged background, then added a sentiment from All Things Thanks.  Take a look-see:

For those of you who were watching last Sunday, you might recognize this card front?  Since I showed you how to do it on the video, I won’t go into a lot of explanation,  You can just fast forward this video (to about the 27:50 point in the video) and watch me make it!

I mentioned in the video that I’d seen a sunset here at the house that inspired the picture.  Here ’tis!

So – I started with a Very Vanilla panel and masked off the rectangle with Washi Tape.  I sponged the sunset in Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Pool Party and Marina Mist.  Then I carefully peeled up the Washi Tape.

I used my Stamparatus to add the Lovely As A Tree image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I did that to be sure I could stamp a couple of times if needed to get the image as dark as I wanted it.

For the sentiment, I borrowed from the All Things Thanks stamp set and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it where I wanted it.  I inked up just the word Thanks with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and added it to the card front.

With my Journaling Pen, I added little dots here and there around the sentiment.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat.

I added a length of Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  This card is going to a couple – but mostly to the man, so…I made myself stop there!

On the inside, I inked the second part of the sentiment with my Night of Navy Marker and, again with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added some more Journaling Pen dots, then I inked up the trees image in Tuxedo Black again, stamped it off twice, and stamped it over the sentiment.

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

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added more of the trees in Tuxedo Black…

…and then I added them one last time on the back, across the edge of the flap.

Et Voila!  I don’t care how old this stamp set is – or gets!  It will always be one of my very favorite of all time.  It’s just so classic and gorgeous!  And All Things Thanks is a super good thank-you sentiment set to always have on hand!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: YXMXKAF4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


New Sale-A-Bration Freebies!

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There’s a whole new list of goodies that you can select for your free gifts during Sale-A-Bration in addition to the goodies in the previous flyers!  Check out the flyer – you could get the beautiful Sweet Soiree Framelits or the wondrous Petals & More Thinlits (hint: the March Tutorial – which you’ll get for FREE when you place a $50 or more order!! – just so happens to use the Petal Palette bundle!!).

Here’s the only catch – The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.  Click the picture below to get it to human-size!


Happy Shopping!


Paper Pumpkin Subscription Special!

Stampin’ Up! is offering new subscribers 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion when you sign up by May 10!  You get an amazing subscription price for two straight months!  Just add promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout in my Paper Pumpkin store!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion is for new subscribers only
  • Offer is available 11 March – 10 May 2018
  • Offer runs for 2 months
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Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″);

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn-y and I end all our days pretty much the same way.  

After we finish up with the horses and take our last walk, I take a shower.

Finn gets in some pre-sleeping.

Then I get in bed and type up my blog post for the next morning.

Finn further perfects his pre-sleeping technique.

Once I’m done, I get up to put the computer on the charger and set the coffee for morning.  And rouse Finn for one last quick sortie outside.

Only the other night – he’d skipped both phases of pre-sleeping and gone directly to full-up-all-out-legs-akimbo night-sleeping.

I, heeding the adage about letting night-sleeping-dogs-lie…closed the kennel door and called it a night.

Now.  I’m pretty sure he moved in the night.  I think I remember feeling him bumping around at the end of the bed.

But – you’d for sure never know it.  This is what I found at 530 the next morning.

Apparently, this is his very favorite position!  

It’s certainly his very cutest position, I’d say!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Friend!

Well, look-ee look-ee!  Guess what day it is again!?  Yep – it’s HAWWWWMP Day, y’all!  It’s downhill from here to the weekend.

My card today is another departure from my norm.  In that it uses brighter colors and more…abstractedness…than usual.  I pulled out the pretty Hello Friend stamp set (the coordinating stamp set for the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit!) and tried a new coloring technique.  Take a look-see:

There’s a reason for the colors – I was playing along with the TGIF Color Challenge this week! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Easel Fun-Fold Card

Monday…Monday…hope you’re headed into your week with all well in your world!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live video, thank you so much for spending a bit of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how to make today’s card, here’s the video over on YouTube!

I really enjoy these easel cards – and when I used the Waterfront stamp set and some wonderful Wood Textures DSP – well, it made me ever-so-happy!  What I love about these cards is how un-assuming they look (and they fit right in a regular envelope, too!).  Take a look-see: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends Potential Backorders!

This is my second post of the day – if you’d like to see the Coffee Cafe card I shared earlier today – check it out right here!!

Stampin’ Up! shared the following note with us this morning related to the Stampin’ Blends and the possibility of backorders with long delays:

Since the introduction of Stampin’ Blends in October 2017, our forecasting and planning department has been closely monitoring our Stampin’ Blends inventory and customers’ buying patterns. Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the sales of Stampin’ Blends, which is wonderful—you are buying them, using them, and loving them! Continue reading

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