Thank You Cards

Stampin’ Up! Wild About Daisies!

Mornin’, y’all and happy Hawwmp Day!  

I wanted to quickly remind you that I’ve got a couple three openings left in my upcoming Online Host Clubs – these are great ways to earn host rewards!  I’ve got all the details on my Online Host Club page, so check it out.  And then get your name on the list!

Speaking of hosts…we found out that Stampin’ Up! will be offering an extra $35 in Stampin’ Rewards for qualifying orders or parties over $350 in June!  We’ll get more details on the 30th, and I’ll be passing them on lickety-split.  In the meantime, be thinking about how you’d spend an extra $35 of free money! 

For today, I made a pretty, flowery and feminine card with the Wild About Flowers stamp set, and a few favorite goodies from the new Delightful Daisy Suite.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

I started with a beautiful piece of paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP and matted it on a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock.

The next layer is a rectangle of Whisper White card stock.  Using the images in the Wild About Flowers stamp set, I stamped several stems in Old Olive ink.  Then I added flowers in Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder and Peekaboo Peach.  I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and then onto my card front.

I used a length of Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, looping it around and securing it in place with some strategically placed Glue Dots.  This ribbon, available on 1 June, is just lovely – it’s thin enough to be pliable but it’s got enough heft to do what you need it to do!  And it’s going to be available in all the new 2017-2019 In Colors!  And – you could get a couple of yards in each color in my Catalog Shares.  Check those out right here – still have a few spots open!

My flower is made from two punched Whisper White daisies that I cut with the Daisy Punch.  I adhered them together with a bit of Liquid Glue and then stamped one of the flower middles from the Daisy Delight stamp set, in So Saffron ink.

My sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, stamped in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White.  I snipped a banner end and edged it with my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker.  

I popped the daisy on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added the sentiment with a Glue Dot.  Over the middle of the flower, I added a new Gold Faceted Gem.  And yes – that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used the large stem from Wild About Flowers and stamped it in Old Olive in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the image off twice before stamping the panel.  The flowers are added in stamped-off-twice Calypso Coral ink.  I added a sentiment from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Tranquil Tide.

I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Tranquil Tide card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full-strength Old Olive and Calypso Coral flower on the front…

…and I added a slightly different paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I love this Wild About Flowers stamp set – the images are so simple and beautiful!  And the way it just meshes with the Delightful Daisy is simply…wait for it….Delightful!!  Hope you like and are anxious to get this new Suite in your hands!!  And already have Wild About Flowers!!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


I Have a Few Share Spots Left!!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Delightful Daisy Suite will be available on 1 June.  The Eastern Palace goodies are available right now!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail now in the Eastern Palace Premium Bundle!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for Wild About Flowers panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ (Wild About Flowers panel); 3/8″ x 1 1/4″ (sentiment); Daisy Punch – 2

Delightful Daisy DSP (avail 1 June): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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…

Well – it spent a lot of the day raining here.

Almost-one-year-old Aussies love the rain!

And it’s never raining too much to play in and around the pond.

But, almost-one-year-old Aussies also know that our actions have consequences!  He’s smart that way.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Clean-and-Simple Watercolor Wings

Mornin’, y’all!  How goes your week?  We’re getting some much-needed rain and it’s cooler again, so that’s a nice change for us!

My card today uses a pretty stamp set called Watercolor Wings.  It’s in both the current and the upcoming Annual Catalog so you can get it right now if you don’t have it already!  Take a look-see:

I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first, from Sunday Stamps, inspired my color choices.

And the second, from The Paper Players, inspired the clean-and-simple format and the butterflies!

I started by cutting two of the solid butterfly die shapes from the Bold Butterfly Framelits from scrap card stock.  I used the cut-outs as masks and the negative as a stencil.  

Using my Sponge Daubers and my card stock stencil, I inked the top butterfly in Tranquil Tide.  I used the stamps in the Watercolor Wings stamp set to add the accents and the butterfly body in more Tranquil Tide.  Then I covered it with one of my masks, and repeated the process for the middle butterfly, using Lemon-Lime Twist ink (available 1 June).

Finally, I covered the Lemon-Lime Twist butterfly with a mask and inked the bottom one in Marina Mist.

I used a White Gel Pen to add some dot highlights on all three flutterbies, and then I picked up some ink from the lid of my Smoky Slate ink pad with a Blender Pen and very lightly added some shading on the bottom edge of the butterfly wings.

The sentiment, from Watercolor Wings, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a strip of Whisper White.  I adhered a slightly larger strip of Tranquil Tide card stock to the card front with Liquid Glue and then popped the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished up by SNAILing the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the small butterfly in the Bold Butterfly Framelits and cut it out twice – once in Lemon-Lime Twist and once in Tranquil Tide.  I adhered the Tranquil Tide die cut to a Whisper White panel with Liquid Glue, then I adhered the cuts from the Lemon-Lime Twist die cut in the negative spaces.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another die cut Bold Butterfly on the front.  First I stamped the smaller solid butterfly from Watercolor Wings in Tranquil Tide, then I adhered the Lemon-Lime Twist butterfly from the previous step over top with Liquid Glue…

…and on the envelope flap, I added another Tranquil Tide butterfly.  For this one, I used all the large butterfly stamps in the Watercolor Wings stamp set.

Et Voila!  I’m kinda loving how these three colors – Marina Mist, Lemon-Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide – worked out together.  What do you think?  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S  I’ve only got one opening left in the June Online Host Club, and just a couple in the July Club.  Don’t waste another second – get the deets right here and then let me know you want one of those spots! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


I Have a Few Share Spots Left!!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The 2017-2018 In Colors Inks and Card Stock will be available on 1 June!  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (1 June!): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  1/2″ x 2 3/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment)

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

We’ve been in a bit of hand-crossing phase this past week.

You’ll recall this one…

The other day, I took a shower so I could run some errands.  And – as usual, I had my bath-house attendant in attendance.

And he waited patiently.  He reminds me of a husband waiting in a department store while his wife is in the dressing room.

His hands just crack me up.

Every.  Single.  Time!

TTFN

M

Categories: Everyday, Friendship, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Bits, Backgrounds and Butterflies Thank You

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got some big plans for the weekend.  I have two possible outcomes.  If my trip to Florida is approved sometime today, then my weekend will be filled with making cards to post next week.  If not, then Finny and I are going to a dog show on Saturday.  Not to compete – just to walk around and watch!  And see lots of cool stuff!!  Heck – I may do that anyway and just resign myself to a couple of late nights.  They’re going to do some search-and-rescue trails.  I think that would be a cool endeavor for the Chewie!  

My card today is one that took me a few tries.  I did the inner liner three times.  Screwed it up twice before finally getting it right on the third go.  😉  I used the new Background Bits Host-Exclusive set and a couple of Butterflies Thinlits die cuts.  Take a look-see:

I was working with the challenge over at The Card Concept with this one.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and used the script image in the Background Bits set to stamp all over the panel.  I used Crumb Cake ink and stamped the image off once before stamping the panel.  Then I used the floral block image – again stamping off once – and stamped over the top in Crumb Cake.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Black mat.

For the next layer, I used a piece of retiring This Christmas Specialty DSP (still available at 30% off!).  I tore the edges to get it down to size and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink.  Across the bottom, I stamped the flowers from the Background Bits in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

Using the largest die in the Butterflies Thinlits, I cut one from Basic Black and one from Island Indigo card stock.  The Basic Black butterfly I adhered with Liquid Glue directly to the card front.  

I used a Sponge Dauber to spong the edges of the Island Indigo butterfly with Dapper Denim ink.  Then I sponged Whisper White Craft Ink on the body and the middle portion of the wings.  When that dried, I added Elegant Eggplant over the white areas on the wings.  I adhered it over the black butterfly with Liquid Glue, leaving his wings lightly curled up,

My sentiment, from Background Bits, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla.  I snipped banner ends and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool (I got mine at Amazon – here’s a link!).  I stamped over the sentiment with the Background Bits floral block image in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I sort of roughed it all up to wrinkle it a bit.  Finally, I sponged it with Crumb Cake.  

I doubled a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered it and the sentiment to the card front with my Handheld Stapler – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I used another panel of Very Vanilla and added the Background Bits script and floral block images in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second sentiment in Tuxedo Black.  I also added the flowers in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake over the sentiment.

I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, SNAILd it to a Basic Black mat and into my Island Indigo card base.  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some more of the Background Bits images across the front.  The flowers are in full strength Crumb Cake and the script and floral block are stamped-off-once.  I also sponged the bottom of the envelope with more Crumb Cake ink…

…then I added more of the This Christmas Specialty DSP to the envelope flap and added some Crumb Cake flowers and sponging.

Et Voila!  I love this card kind of a lot, y’all!  I love the distressed sheet music and the wonderful – but subtle! – designs from the Background Bits stamp set.  And I think the butterfly just pops!!  I hope you like – and are figuring out how to get this Host stamp set for yourself!!  Give me a holler – I’ve got some ideas on that!  

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Still Time to Get Yours!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Background Bits will be available to Hosts and to folks with individual orders over $150 starting on 1 June!  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Butterflies Thinlits butterfly

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Butterflies Thinlits butterfly

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

This Christmas Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front panel): envelope flap

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


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 – it’s snick season here in GA.

What’s a snick?  It’s our word for cases of mistaken identity.  Observe.

Is that a snake?

Nope – it’s a Snick…

And this is a Snick….

These are not Snicks… those are sticks.

Is this a snick?

Not a snick.  Real thing.

Hi, Mr. Rat Snake.  Good thing I saw you before Finn did!  I’m afraid he’d have thought you were a snick.  When you’re not a snick at all – you’re an actual snake. 😳

TTFN

M

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 34 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Delight Again. Yes. Again!

Hey y’all – it’s finally Friday!  Whoo-hoo!  I hope this is the weekend we get to see Guardians!  Keep your fingers crossed, okay?

So – I tried to tell myself that I was going to give y’all a break on the Daisy Delight bundle.  But then I didn’t.  I used the whole shootin’ match.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the My Favorite Things challenge on this one for the layout.

And I also took part in the Can You Case It color challenge.

I chose Dapper Denim, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.

I started out by SNAILing one of the prettiest papers in the Delightful Daisy DSP to a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Then I wrapped a length of the new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Powder Pink around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I cut a Whisper White Stitched Shapes oval and a Powder Pink scallop oval – slightly bigger – and SNAILd them together and then to the card front.

The flowers are made with the large image in the Daisy Delight stamp set – I stamped 6 of them – and then punched them all out with the Daisy Punch.  Using Daffodil Delight ink, I added the two-step flower center to three of the flowers.  I stacked up two flowers, adhering them with Liquid Glue, then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the top and bottom flowers to the card front.  Over those, I popped the third flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from Daisy Delight, is stamped in Dapper Denim on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I snipped banner ends and added faux stitches with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker (avail 1 June).  Finally, I popped the sentiment over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside, I added a second Daisy Delight sentiment in Dapper Denim and a couple of small flowers in Daffodil Delight on a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Daffodil Delight flowers across the front…

…and more of the beautiful Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I know…I know.  You must be getting crazy tired of seeing these daisies.  But, y’all.  I just can’t help it!  I love this whole Delightful Daisy Suite and I know you’re going to, too!  Hope you like this one enough to forgive my repetitiveness! 😉

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Delightful Daisy Suite, 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, and Powder Pink ink/cardstock will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 Jun): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ Scallop Oval (mat under Stitched Shapes oval)

Delightful Daisy DSP (avail 1 Jun) : 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (white oval under flowers); Daisy Punch flowers 

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…

Thought you might like to see my prodigy at obedience class.

Look at that form.  The focus!

Yes – he’s focusing on the mini-milk bone in my hand, but…still!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Background Bits Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a sketch to play with this week and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s the sketch…

I’ll be honest here, folks – I spent a fair bit of time sitting at my craft table trying to figure out what the heck to do with this one.  It for sure wasn’t one of those that I “saw” as soon as I looked at the sketch.  But – I finally decided to use the new Background Bits Host stamp set in the new Annual Catalog.  And I paired it up with some of the new Color Theory DSP.  Take a look-see:

Once I sort of got a picture in my head, it went together pretty quickly.  I started by SNAILing a piece of Whisper White card stock to a Tranquil Tide mat for the card front.

The bottom square of my stack is a piece of the Dapper Denim paper in the Color Theory DSP Stack, cut with a Stitched Shapes square die and matted on a scalloped edge Tranquil Tide square, cut with the Squares Layering Framelits.  It’s SNAILd to the card front.

For the angled panel, I stamped the floral background image in the Background Bits stamp set in Tranquil Tide twice on a piece of Whisper White and then cut it out with my trimmer.  I sponged the edges in Dapper Denim and then adhered it over the layered square with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the single flower image from Background Bits twice in Basic Black Archival Ink on another piece of Dapper Denim paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack and then cut it with a Stitched Shapes circle die.  I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle and then popped it over the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final layer is my sentiment.  I inked the sentiment from Background Bits in Versamark and stamped it on a piece of the same paper as my art circle.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I snipped one end in a banner and then, to mimic a mat, I sponged the edges of the banner with Dapper Denim.  It’s adhered with Liquid Glue.  I added a few Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Background Bits in Dapper Denim on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Across the bottom, I stamped the multiple flower image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I used my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the white accents in the flowers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide 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 more of the Basic Black Background Bits flowers (colored in with Dapper Denim) across the front…

…and then I added more of the Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It took me a minute to come up with an idea, but once I got rolling…I really like how clean and simple it turned out.  Background Bits is a lovely little stamp set – available exclusively with Stampin’ Rewards!  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 Jari Francis’ 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!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be! 

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          

The Background Bits stamp set and Color Theory DSP will be available on 1 June!  Tranquil Tide ink and card stock is available right now in the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail right now in the Premier Eastern Palace bundle!!): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ Scallop square (mat for Color Theory DSP panel); 2 1/2″ Scallop circle (mat for art focal circle)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (Background Bits-stamped strip on front)

Color Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June): 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes square (DSP square on front); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (art circle); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); 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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures and Trees for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Mornin’, y’all!  Welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  This month, our theme is “Father’s Day or Masculine”.  I’m looking forward to seeing what all our talented ladies come up with – and hope you’ll spend some time exploring the hop when you’re done here!

I opted for a thank you card for our dog-trainer friend who helped me out with Finn last week!  He came over and essentially did almost 2 hours of private lesson/training with us, and then wouldn’t let us pay him a dime.  So…I figured a good handmade card – with an outdoorsy theme – would be just the thing.  I used some Lovely as a Tree images, with a little Woodland TIEF and Thankful Thoughts sentiments, on top of some new Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the new (coming on 1 June) Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.  The middle panel is Very Vanilla and I stamped the pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Always Artichoke.  I stamped it once and then again without re-inking, then inked up again for the third image.  Then I sponged the edges of the panel with some more Always Artichoke.

I SNAILd it to a Crushed Curry mat and then onto the card front.

For the small square, I ran a little square of Copper Foil thru the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF, matted it on Crushed Curry and then SNAILd it to the card front.

For a little bit of oomph, I wrapped a piece of the new 1/4″ Copper Trim (1 June) around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts set in Always Artichoke on a strip of Very Vanilla card stock.  I made banner ends with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow with two lengths of 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

The inside of the card started with a Very Vanilla panel.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped another Lovely as a Tree pine in Always Artichoke.  I stamped it off three times before stamping my panel.  Then I added a second Thankful Thoughts sentiment in Always Artichoke, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I needed it.

I SNAILd the panel onto a Crushed Curry mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple more Lovely as a Tree pines – I stamped it twice without re-inking, and then added some “ground” with my Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and then I added a little more of the Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this will be perfect for a man who spends most of his life in the great outdoors with his dogs, don’t you?  And – I think it shows yet another way that the Wood Textures DSP is going to be a wild crowd favorite this SU! year!!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Jari’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy
Linda Woodward Geiger
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Sue Prather
Amy Koenders

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

Holler if you’ve got any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Wood Textures DSP and 1/4″ Copper Trim will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for tree-stamped panel); 2 1/4″ square  (mat for copper panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (Lovely as a Tree stamped panel); 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Wooden Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap  

Copper Foil: 2 1/8″ square (embossed front panel)

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


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



Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow! No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace Sneak Peek Thank You Card!

Good Monday morning to y’all!  Didn’t go to the movie yesterday – we’d forgotten about the obedience class at 3!  No way to make it happen.  So we stayed home and did some chores – we’ll go next weekend!

Today is the last day of my Eastern Palace Ordering Special!  Order the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle before the end of the day and you’re going to get a few extra bonuses!  You can read on down the way a bit for all the details.  But the most important one is that time is almost up!

To help you decide that you need to get this set soon, I made another card using several of the goodies included.  Take a look-see:

The layout is inspired by the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started by SNAILing a piece of the Fresh Fig paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP onto a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock mat.  I SNAILd a smaller, different, design on Tranquil Tide and SNAILd it to the card front.

The art work is cut from Very Vanilla card stock (regular weight).  I used three of the nesting dies from the Eastern Medallion Thinlits and then I cut the medallion out with the largest of the scalloped dies in the Circles Layering Framelits.

Using the little three-dot image in the Eastern Beauty stamp set, I added the little embellishments in Lemon-Lime Twist.  And I added the little dotted circle image, too, also in Lemon-Lime Twist.

I made a mat for the medallion by cutting another of the largest scallop circles in the Circles Layering Framelits from a piece of Fresh Fig card stock.  When I glued the medallion to the mat, I offset the scallops so that the mat would be visible.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (on the right side) and Liquid Glue (on the left side) and adhered it over the card front.

My sentiment, from Eastern Beauty, is stamped in Fresh Fig on Very Vanilla.  I inked one word at a time and stamped them in a single line (the actual image has the sentiment on two lines).  I covered the other word with a sticky note.

I cut the sentiment out with the small banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Then I cut a second banner from Lemon-Lime Twist card stock and used the “frame” portion for my sentiment.  I adhered both the sentiment and the frame to a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock with Liquid Glue – that gave them something to hold the two pieces together.  Then I popped it over the medallion with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the three-dot image in Lemon-Lime Twist in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped it three times in each corner.

I matted the panel on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base (this is new – and available as a freebie in the Eastern Palace Premim Bundle!!).  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Eastern Beauty three-dot images in the corners…

…and some more of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Eastern Palace is such a versatile Suite – I love all the combinations you can put together with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits!  You can even make a doily with them!  I hope you like – and will be grabbing up the Eastern Palace Premium Bundle today!  Remember – these special bundles will NOT be available again when the catalog goes live on 1 June.  So…if you don’t get it today, be SURE to get it before the end of the month, okay??  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Today is the Final Day!!

Until close-of-business today – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  
  • You’re going to receive the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from me.  This week!!

This is all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you  
  • The Online tutorial class of the month (this month we used the Sunshine Saying Bundle!!  
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day today!!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle.  This one is perfect for the beginning crafter!!

This is Item #147196 – $60.50

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle.  This one is perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This is Item #147207 – $103.50

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Eastern Palace products are available right now in the special bundles!!  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for middle DSP Panel)

Fresh Fig Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!) : 3″ Scallop Circle (mat for Eastern Medallion die cut)

Lemon Lime Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!): Bunch of Banners die cut frame

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Eastern Medallion die cut; Bunch of Banners sentiment die cut; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

Well, as I said first off, we didn’t go to the movie cuz we remembered obedience class was at 3 – no way to do the noon movie and get back.

So – Wayne and Finn did a little yard work!

Actually, as I look at the picture, I’m not really sure that Finn is DOing yard work as much as he is UNdoing yard work!  But – it looked like they were having fun!

Later he and I went to obedience class.  He was – once again – the teacher’s pet.  The one that did everything first.  Including a new game!

These are practice weave poles – the dogs are supposed to wind their way thru the poles.

We taught this using a treat in one hand.

Guess who’s mom was the only one with treats in her pocket??

I was pretty popular!  

And – now Wayne has another thing on his to-build list!! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful & Delightful Daisy Thank You

Good morning!!  I hope your weekend is going well!

This afternoon, I’ll be taking the Finn-ster to our first obedience class.  Time for him to figure out that he can behave nicely even with other dogs and people around!  It’s step one towards my goal to do pet therapy with him!  Once I get home, I’ll be getting ready to do my Sunday night Facebook Live with y’all.  Not sure yet what we’re going to make, but…I think we’ll have fun!  So be sure to come on over to my Facebook page at 8pm Eastern this evening.  Here’s a link right to the page!

Now for today, I really tried to resist my strong desire to use my new favoritest bundle from the new catalog – the Daisy Delight bundle.

I tried.

And failed. 🙂

So I paired it up with some Color Theory DSP (also available 1 June) and this is what I ended up with.  Take a look-see:

I played along with a couple of challenges on this one.  The first, from Freshly Made Sketches, inspired the layout.

And the color scheme is from the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

I elected to use Dapper Denim for my navy color, and began by SNAILing a piece of the Color Theory DSP Stack to a Powder Pink mat.  Powder Pink is one of the new 2017-2019 In Colors!

My center panel is simply a piece of Whisper White, matted on Powder Pink card stock and SNAILd to the card front.

I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a piece of Powder Pink card stock to the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Daisy Delight in Dapper Denim on Whisper White and popped it over the Powder Pink mat with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my flowers, I stamped the large flower image from Daisy Delight in Powder Pink four times on some Whisper White card stock, and cut them out with the Daisy Punch.

I used a Blender Pen to brush some Pink Pirouette ink near the center of the flowers, and then used Liquid Glue to stack two together.  I popped the flowers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a couple of Clear Faceted Gems (coming in the new catalog on 1 June) to the middles.

On the inside, I stamped some more Daisy Delight flowers in Powder Pink in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Once again, I brushed Pink Pirouette onto the petals and the center of the flowers with a Blender Pen.  Then I used the flower-middle image in Daisy Delight to stamp a Powder Pink middle.  Finally, I added a second Daisy Delight sentiment in Dapper Denim.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Powder Pink Daisy Delight flowers on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I couldn’t help it, y’all.  I just love this set!!  Daisy Delight and the matching Daisy Punch.  Wow!  I hope you like – and….well.  You know the rest!  Get your wish lists ready!!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


I hope you’ll join me tonight when I go live on Facebook!  If not, I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, Color Theory DSP Stack, Powder Pink ink/cardstock and the Clear Faceted Gems will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for center panel); 7/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2″ x 5 1/8″ (front banner); 7/8″ x 3″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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…

Well, he’s back.  Finn has got his groove back!

But – he still didn’t have it on Friday night.  He only made it about half way to the barn with me when I went to tuck the horses in.

Guess he figured he was still meeting the intent of taking care of me, long as he could see me!

Or at least hear me!

Once he got back in the house, though….the great weariness overcame him once again….

Yes.  It overcame him right in the middle of chewing his bone.  One second he was chewing and then….asleep.

Check the tongue! And the fang sticking out.  LOL

Ridiculously cute.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Pieces & Patterns Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  I’ve got a quick and easy super-simple-single-stamp-set-sneak-peek card for you today – cuz I know everyone’s busy with weekend things!

The Pick a Pattern Suite includes a fun and colorful Designer Paper and a cute little stamp set called Pieces & Patterns.

I let the designer paper do a lot of the work on this little card with the stamp set playing a supporting role.  Take a look-see:

The layout comes from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

I started with a piece of the Pick a Pattern DSP in Flirty Flamingo, SNAILing it to a Basic Black mat.  I think this paper is so fun – when I look at it I think of the Mystery Machine.  You know – the van in the Scooby-Doo cartoons?!?  I know – it was blue and green, but…still! 😊

The middle layer is a piece of Whisper White, also matted on Basic Black.  I stamped the sentiment from Pieces & Patterns in Flirty Flamingo near the bottom of the panel.  I surrounded it with the little circles image from the set.  They’re stamped in Sahara Sand ink  – I stamped it off on scrap paper before stamping the panel.  Then I colored a few of the circles with my Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers and adhered the panel to the card front with SNAIL.

For my little flowers, I stamped them in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White card stock and fussy cut them.  I colored a couple of them in Emerald Envy and one in Crushed Curry.  Then I adhered the Crushed Curry flower with Liquid Glue and popped the others on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off, I added some Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots to the flowers and near the sentiment.  These are fun little embellishments – you get different sizes and they come in ombre shading!

On the inside, I added some more of the little circles in stamped-off-once Sahara Sand and colored them in Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy.

I SNAILd the panel to a Basic Black mat and then into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Pieces & Patterns circles…

…and a bit more of the Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.  I also added another little Pieces & Patterns flower in Basic Black Archival Ink, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry.

Et Voila!  I think this is a fun little card – and you could change up the color scheme for the sentiment and flowers.  Hope you like and will be adding this to your wish list!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Hope y’all have a great Saturday – and I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share! 🙂

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Pieces & Patterns stamp set, Pick a Pattern DSP and Glitter Enamel Dots will be available on 1 June! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/8″  (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (front banner); 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…

Poor pooped puppy!!  

I’ve not seen him so quiet since the first days he lived with us and wasn’t sure what was what!

He spent most of Friday like this….

…either in the house with the A/C on or under the golf cart.

But – he’s a resilient soul.  By feeding time yesterday evening…back to pretty much normal.

We were taking the trash to the can and getting the mail.  He likes to carry the leash when it’s on him.  

We don’t know why.

It makes him happy, so…I’m good with it!

Suspecting we’ll see the return of the boinger some time today! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures Sneak Peek Note Card Holder!

Mornin’, y’all!  I hope you had a great Easter weekend!

Yesterday, I ever-so-slyly shared this picture with you to entice you to join me on Facebook last night…

Well – this was the “rest of the story”!

 

I made 10 little crates using the new Wood Crate Framelits and some of the too-cool photo-realistic Wood Textures DSP Stack paper!!  Filled them with some pink “grass” and added chocolate Easter Eggs.  They were a hit with my friends yesterday!

For the video last night,  I changed it up a bit and made…

I created the crate and then added three little 3″ x 3″ note cards using the Wood Words stamp set, and 3 matching envelopes that I made with the Envelope Punch Board!

Check out the video and see how to make these little cuties – and then add the Wood Words Bundle to your Wish List!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


Have a great day, y’all – and I’ll see you tomorrow!

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Wood Word Bundle and Wood Textures DSP Stack will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 6″ (card bases – scored and folded at 3″)

Wood Textures DSP Stack: 5/8″ x 3″ (strip on note cards); Wood Crate Framelit die cuts; Envelopes 

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…

Yesterday morning, before we headed over to have Easter dinner with our friends – and let Finny have a playdate with Scout – we had farm work to do!

Fed the horses, cleaned the stalls, pulled feed for dinner.

Then we needed to sweep the aisle.

It was a terrible mess!

Finn’s version of “helping” is a little less than…helpful…

TTFN

M

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