Thank You Cards

Stampin’ Up! Helping Me Grow Sticky Note Holder

Mornin’, y’all!  So – did you see my Facebook video?  Either live or not-live?  Or find it on YouTube?

I hope so!  That’s the place to see how to make the cute, vintage-y Sticky Note holder that coordinates with my shaker card from yesterday.

If you missed it – check it out right here!

Enjoy!                                                                                                      

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

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For all orders OVER $50…

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                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
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And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Thanks for watching my video tutorial – and I’ll be back tomorrow with a “regular” post!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 3″ x 8 1/8″ (holder base – scored and folded at 1 5/8″, 2″, 5″ and 5 3/8″)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (small end panel mat); 2 7/8″ square (middle panel mat); 2 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (large end panel mat)

Soft Sky Card Stock: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (small end panel); 2 3/4″ square (middle panel); 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (large end panel)

Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Stylish Stems 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….

Pretty sure you have to be tired of pictures of Finn sleeping in the bathroom while I take a bath.

I’m sorry.  But I can’t help it very much.  He just gets in the most cutest and adorablest positions ever.

Case in point.


Check the flopped ear.

I’m sorry for all you people who think you have the cutest dog ever living in your home.  It’s sweet that you think that, and you should keep on thinking it.  But…you’re just flat wrong. 😉

He’s right here in Fayetteville!

TTFN

M

Categories: 3-D Project, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Shaker Card

Mornin’, y’all!  If you’re coming over from Amy’s blog – thanks for stopping by!  If you’re a regular here – you know I love ya all!! 🙂

Just a quick note – I’ll be going Live tonight at 8pm Eastern with another share.  It’s going to coordinate with this card – and I think it’ll be a fun project!  Hope you’ll join me right here!  Well….there!                                                                                                            👇🏻


Now – my card for today isn’t a single-stamp-set easy and quick card.  Sorry.  It’s got a lot of steps – but I’m really happy with how it turned out!  I used my fave bundle (okay – one of my fave bundles!) – the Special Reason bundle from the Occasions Catalog, and the wonderful All Things Thanks stamp set.  Take a look-see:


This is one that worked along with three challenges.  The first is from Mojo Monday and it inspired the layout.


Next up is the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge, which is why this is a shaker card.


Finally – the overall look of the card and many of the elements comes from the inspiration photo at The Card Concept.


Ready?  Here we go,

I started by cutting two pieces of Soft Sky card stock and stamping them both with the Hardwood stamp in Smoky Slate ink.  I sponged both pieces with more Smoky Slate – getting the edges and adding color inside the panels, too.  To make the “wood” look like the old chair in the photo, I used a sponge wedge to wipe Whisper White Craft Ink in a horizontal motion on the card stock.


Once that was dry (and it takes a minute or some help from your Heat Tool!), I swiped on some very light areas of Delightful Dijon.  Then I cut the second piece down to the size of the shaker front, and used the excesss to tear into pieces to adhere to the card front.  Which I did, after sponging them some more with Smoky Slate ink, using Liquid Glue.  They’re to invoke the peeling paint on the chair.

I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front and then SNAILd the whole thing to a Rich Razzleberry mat.

To make the shaker, I cut the Stylish Stems flower (the solid flower) from a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock and from the smaller panel I’d prepared.  Then I adhered a Window Sheet to the back of the “front” piece and also to the Delightful Dijon piece.  I wanted the sprinkles to have a smooth spot to lay.  I rubbed both window sheets with my Embossing Buddy and piled some Sprinkles Embellishments onto the Delightful Dijon piece.


Then I added Foam Adheseive Strips around the flower opening and around the edges of the hardwood panel, and carefully set it atop the bottom (Delightful Dijon) panel.  You can see the foam strips in the previous photo! 🙂

I cut out a Rich Razzleberry Stylish Stems flower (first you cut the detailed image and then you cut that out with the “solid” die) and used little dots of Liquid Glue to adhere it into the cutout on the top of the shaker.  Then I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the whole thing to the card front.

My flowers are also from Stylish Stems.  I cut the backs from Very Vanilla and made two Pink Pirouette and one Blushing Bride detailed flower.  I lightly sponged each Very Vanilla flower – one with Pink Pirouette, one with Blushing Bride and one with Peekaboo Peach – then I adhered the detailed flowers with Liquid Glue.  I cut two little leaves from Pear Pizzazz and adhered them with Liquid Glue as well.


I laid down some pieces of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim with some Glue Dots, then added two flowers over that with Liquid Glue.  The third flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from All Things Thanks and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped each word individually, cut them out, edged them with my Rich Razzleberry marker and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.


I added some Pearl Basic Jewels and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added another All Things Thanks sentiment in Rich Razzleberry to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I inked up a small flower from the Special Reason stamp set in Pink Pirouette and used a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge the ends of the petals in Peekaboo Peach, and stamped it in the corner.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask, and stamped a couple of Pear Pizzazz leaves (stamping them off once).  I used my Pear Pizzazz marker to add a little shading to the leaves.


I SNAILd the panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat and into my Basic Gray card base, adhered the front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Pink Pirouette/Peekaboo Peach flower and Pear Pizzazz leaves on the front…


…and another on the envelope flap,  Over that, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped “Thank You” (from All Things Thanks) three times on Rich Razzleberry.


Et Voila!  I love the shabby chic vibe of this card!  Taking the time to “distress” the Hardwoood-stamped card stock panels was well worth the effort.  And the Sprinkles Embellishment colors are so in tune with the flowers in the inspiration photo!  Of course, the Special Reason set is wonderful anyway!!  Hope you like!\

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


My plan for tonight is to show you a Sticky Note holder using this distressed wood technique and the Stylish Stems Framelits!  I so hope you’ll join me at 8pm Eastern!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Soft Sky Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (front of shaker); torn distressing pieces

Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (back of shaker)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flower 

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Blushing Bride Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Stylish Stems die cut leaves

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 yesterday I showed you the preparatory stance of the Finn-meister just before he leaps into my lap.

Here’s what I get if I wiggle an eyebrow wrong…

Little more dog up there than there used to be, huh??  Look how “puppy” his face was – and how “not-puppy” it is now! 😩


TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Me=Grateful Dragonfly for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a sketch to work with today and I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to check out all our projects!  And then maybe you’ll make them for yourselves!

Here’s our sketch…

I also used a color challenge from The Paper Players.


I ended up using a stamp set that’s been lurking in my shelves for a while now.  I realized when I opened the case that I’ve not used it even once!  It’s the Me=Grateful stamp set – and I know I’ll be using it again.  It’s got great sentiments.  I paired it with a little of the Sale-A-Bration paper called the Inside the Lines DSP (and there’s only TWO WEEKS left to get it for yourself!).  Take a look-see:


This one is very easy.  Quick?  Depends on how fast you are with Blender Pen coloring!

I started with a piece of Old Olive card stock, cut at my mat size of 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I cut a piece of the Inside the Lines DSP (making sure I got that dragonfly where he’d peek out from under my sentiments) at 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″.  And I also cut a piece of Whisper White at 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces to the Old Olive mat, butting them up in the center.

I used the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil (get these quick if you don’t have a set – they’re showing as Low Inventory!) and a Blender Pen to color the leaves and stems.  I just added the watercolor pencil where there would have been “shadows” and on the drawn lines – then pulled the color with the Blender Pen.  I used my Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the centers of the flowers.


I wrapped a piece of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around the “seam”, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a new Lace Doily and adhered it white-side-up with Liquid Glue.

For my Me=Grateful sentiment, I inked it up in Old Olive and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock, then cut it with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit die.  I used my Paper Trimmer to cut an Old Olive mat and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  Using a couple of Glue Dots, I wound some loops of Silver Metallic Thread around the back and popped it all over the Lace Doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I tied a little bow with the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, attached it with a Glue Dot and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I inked up the dragonfly in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped it in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a second sentiment from Me=Grateful in Old Olive, positioning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.


I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Basic Black 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 another Basic Black Archival Ink dragonfly…


…and I gave the envelope flap some more of the Inside The Lines DSP, coloring it again with my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil, Pear Pizzazz Marker and a Blender Pen.


Et Voila!  This paper is a ton of fun to color – and it works beautifully with this serene, monochromatic color scheme.  Hope you like!

How handy that Stampin’ Up! put a dragonfly on this pretty paper so we could coordinate it with the ever-popular Dragonfly Dreams bundle!  Get ’em both while they last, folks! 🙂

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!

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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 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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.


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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT           


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″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ square (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (top half of card front); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Inside the Lines DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (bottom half of 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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

Categories: Friendship, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hello You Succulent Blooms for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!


Good morning, y’all – welcome to the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop! This week we’re heralding the arrival of Spring.  I know that a bunch of you are under the white stuff and it’s cold here – but Spring is surely just around the corner!  I know all our ladies will have some fantastic spring-y projects for you today, so I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all their offerings.

I used the Succulent Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits, with some Blooms & Bliss DSP to make my card.  And – this is kinda cool…there’s no stamping in the whole card!! Take a look-see:


I played along with a couple of challenges.  The first helped me with the layout and was from the CASE This Sketch challenge.


And, I also played along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge…


I borrowed a little design element from Mary Fish’s pretty card from the other day.  You can check that one out right here!

So – I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock for the card front, and I added a diagonal piece of Blooms & Bliss DSP across the bottom.  Then I cut a second – slightly darker – piece of the same DSP to make the darker portion (to work with the sketch).  

Then I SNAILd the whole panel to a Mint Macaron mat and popped it on my Island Indigo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Yes, I know – I’ve said in my videos that I don’t put the card front on until I’ve done the inside.  But – in this case – I needed to, in order to accommodate the “off the edge” elements of the card!

I was nervous, I’m not gonna lie! 😉


I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around the “seam” I’d created, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment is cut using the Hello You Thinlits.  I cut it three times – once in Mint Macaron and twice in Island Indigo – then I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere them in a stack.  Then I adhered the whole thing to the card front with more Liquid Glue.  There’s some little teensy pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the very ends of the word (where they “fall” off the edge of the card front and needed some support).

For my flowers….I cut three Stitched Shaped circles from Whisper White card stock.  In the middle of each, I used  the small “flower”-looking die in the Succulent Framelits set to cut a “negative” space.  Next, I cut three scalloped edge circles, using the Circles Layering Framelits, from So Saffron paper in the Subtles DSP Stack.


I adhered the circles together and then used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to stick them on the card front.

I added the cut out Succulent “flowers” – plus a few extra that I cut out, using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added some Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Island Indigo Enamel shapes to the flower centers and the card front was done!


On the inside, I cut a Succulent Framelits flower from the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Behind it, I added a little square of So Saffron Subtles DSP with a little Liquid Glue.  I also cut a couple more Succulent Framelits flowers and added them as well.  Then I gave them each an Enamel Shapes center!


I adhered the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into the Island Indigo card base and that was it for the card.

My Whisper White Envelope got some of the Succulent Framelits flowers, cut from So Saffron DSP, on the front. I used Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips…


…then I added some more of the So Saffron DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Does it say “Spring” to you?  It does to me!  I love the negative space Succulent “flowers” in the crisp Whisper White Stitched Shapes circles.  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 Linda’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Linda Woodward Geiger
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 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get Them While You Still Can!

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Island Indigo Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Hello You die cuts (x2)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for sentiment panel); Hello You die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circles (x 3); Succulent die cut “flowers”

Blooms & Bliss DSP: diagonal pieces on card front

Subtles DSP Stack (in So Saffron): 1 1/2″ scallop circles (x 3 – mats); Succulent die cut “flowers”; envelope flap

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


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

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Stampin’ Up! Custom Tee Masculine Card!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend was awesome!!

If you missed my Live Facebook Video last night, you can see it as a replay on my Facebook page, or head over to my post from Sunday – I’ve added a link to it on YouTube! 🙂

Yesterday was our quarterly in-person Amy’s Inkin’ Krew meeting – and I had two of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew members in attendance!  How fun is that?  Would you like to be one of my team members?  Actually – you’ll have dual citizenship – you’ll be a Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew member and an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew member!  Twice the fun! 🙂  And, while any time of the year is a great time to join, now – during Sale-A-Bration is the bestest of the greatest time – scroll on down and see why…

We had a great time and made a couple of cute projects.  One of those uses the fun Custom Tee stamp set and matching T-shirt Builder Framelits.  It’s not always easy to make a card for a guy – but this one would surely fill the bill.  Take a look-see:


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Stampin’ Up! Window Box Medallion Thank You Card

Well, good morning, y’all!  We’re making our way thru the week pretty fast, heh?  My bachelor time is almost over…yep, it’s true.  Wayne and his mom will be on their way back to Hot Springs today.  We’ll see if she persuades him to stay an extra couple of days to help her there!  I confess I’m not sure what I’m hoping for…I had a few more things in my “what I want to eat when Wayne’s not here” pile!  I had my spaghetti squash chow mein tonight – it was good!  And some green curry chicken last night…

I’m not crushing the card making the way I’d hoped to while he was gone, but…it is what it is, huh?  The one I made for today…well, I got way more wrapped around the axle over it than I should have.  Ended up making it like…1 and a half times!  I used the Window Box Thinlits and the Make a Medallion stamp set along with some Playful Palette DSP and the new Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

And my colors are from the Global Design Project color challenge – this is a Bermuda Bay kind of week, isn’t it??

I also played along with the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge:

And finally, I thought I’d play along again with The Paper Players – these little die cuts were a little persnickety and I did so many of them…figured I’d submit the result!


I started out with a piece of Playful Palette DSP in Peekaboo Peach, matted on Bermuda Bay.  For the center strip, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and embossed it in the Boho Chic TIEF.  I SNAILd it to the card front and then ran two lengths of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon down either side, securing them in the back with scotch tape.  I thought that would be a fun departure from a regular “mat”!

I made the little squares by first cutting the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper with a scallop die from the Squares Layering Framlits.  Then I ran them each back thru the Big Shot with one of the small square dies from the Window Box Thinlits.  The first time I laid this out, I cut the little squares from plain Bermuda Bay card stock.  Didn’t like it.

Started over!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere each shiny square to a matching scalloped square of Early Espresso.  Then I popped all the squares on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Make a Medallion stamp set (Sale-A-Bration).  I stamped the first image in Bermuda Bay, the second in Peekaboo Peach and the third – yes, the third image that can make the medallion a little bit “more”! – in Early Espresso.  And I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso as well.

I cut the Medallion out with a circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to an Early Espresso scalloped circle.  Then I popped that on with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My little embellishment is some strands of thread pulled from a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, adhered with Liquid Glue.  I topped it with a tiny bow tied from Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

On the inside. I started with a Very Vanilla panel.  Across the bottom, I used the Bermuda Bay card stock Window Box die cuts that I’d made and not used to stencil some pattern in Bermuda Bay ink.

See why I have a couple of pretty Sticky Note holders?  I go thru them like crazy!  They make such great masks!

Once I’d stenciled in the two bottom corners, I ran a length of Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and one of the Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon over them, securing both ribbons in the back with scotch tape.

I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into an Early Espresso card base, SNAILd the card front on and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got three more of the Bermuda Bay stenciled patterns across the front…

…and a little more of the Playful Palette DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This was one of those color challenges that was difficult for me to do – these aren’t colors I’d choose to put together all by my lonesome.  But…they ended up working out okay!  And I am just in love with the Make a Medallion stamp set and I hope you’ve all gotten it for yourself.  Can you believe there’s only four weeks of Sale-A-Bration left?!?  Yikes! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Which Color Will You Miss the Most When It’s Gone???

The TIME Draws Near

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


NOW Is The Time To Sign Up And Get That Super-Duper Starter Kit

(Plus TWO FREE Stamp sets!)

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


Start stocking up on your favorite 2015-2017 In Color goodies!

And for goodness sake – get yourself signed up to be a Demonstrator!  What are you waiting for?? 😉

Hope you have a great day – I’ll be back tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 1/2″ Scallop squares (x 5 – behind Glimmer Paper squares); 2 1/2″ scallop circle (mat for Medallion)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ circle (Medallion) 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (center embossed strip)

Playful Palette DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper: 1 1/2″ scallop squares (x5 – Window Box 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….

It’s come to my attention that there could be some unintended consequences to teaching your young, a little too smart, independent thinking Aussie that no obstacle is too much to conquer.  Go over it, under it, thru it, or across it.  Climb it.  Slide down it.  Jump it.

Doesn’t matter.  You can get to the other side.

Cuz there’s a mini-milk-bone waiting there!

Yes, that’s him standing at the top of the little stairs next to my chair.

No – they’re not for me!

Sheesh.

They’re for my two little old kitties so they can climb them and get on my lap.

Or for my 9 month old puppy who’s so jealous of them (cats, not stairs) he can hardly stand it!

Works for them, Mom – why not me!?!

But – he’s not quite figured out how to transition from the stairs to my lap.  When I finally gave in and moved the computer, he had to jump down and come around so he could leap into my lap.

I doubt it’ll take him long to figure out the other way to get there. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Swan Lake Thank You for a Super Simple Single Stamp Saturday!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you’re ready for something fun on your Saturday!  I’m a temporary bachelor today – Wayne’s on his way to Arkansas.  He’s swinging by Hot Springs to pick up his mom, then they’re heading to Ft. Worth, TX to see his grandmother (her mother).  She’s 97 and not doing so bueno these days.  So…time for a visit.  I’m holding down the fort – well, with Finn’s expert assistance, of course!

It occured to me this afternoon that it’s been a while since I did an easy and quick card using a single stamp set.  So I decided to remedy that today, using the pretty Swan Lake stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two challenges with this one.  The first, from CAS(E) This Sketch,  helped with the layout.

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And my color scheme comes from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.

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As I said, this one was quite simple and quick to put together!

I started by cutting two identically sized pieces of Very Vanilla card stock for the card front.  This is important.  They must both be Very Vanilla.  (Of course, I’m kidding – the mask can be whatever color you want – I have no idea why I specified Very Vanilla!)

I took one of the panels and, using the next-to-largest die in the Lots of Labels Framelits set, cut the middle out of the panel – effectively creating a mask.  Then I used some sticky notes to hold the “real” card front panel (which really does need to be Very Vanilla!) in place on my work surface and placed the mat right over the top, also adhering it with sticky notes.

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I used a wedge of Stampin’ Sponge and sponged inside the mask with Marina Mist ink, leaving it darker at the edges.  When I had the color like I wanted it, I just carefully lifted up the mask!  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Basic Black card stock.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the little cattail image from Swan Lake in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then I added the sentiment – one that I really love! – also in the Basic Gray.

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I lightly colored in the image with my Marina Mist and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers, added some Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the second sentiment from Swan Lake in Basic Gray on a Very Vanilla panel.  In the bottom corner, I stamped the second little pond image in Basic Gray and colored it with my Smoky Slate and Marina Mist Markers.

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I matted the panel on Basic Black and into my Marina Mist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added more Swan Lake flowers on the front…

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…and on the back of the envelope.

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Et voila!  One pretty stamp set – Swan Lake – yields a perfectly simple and beautiful thank you card!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock

There’s Less Than a Month Left to Get Your EXTRA BIG Starter Kit!!

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


Enjoy your day and I’ll be back in the morning!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and 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….

Finn likes to play Frisbee.  Especially with his dad.  Cuz his dad runs and dodges and stalks and grabs and pounces.

Mom is kinda boring cuz of how she thinks it sucks to trip and fall and maybe break her leg again.  Those first two times sucked.

Mom’s a wuss.  She’s pretty good for cooking and snuggling and foot-laying-on, but….Frisbee?  Not so much.

Dad, though…now, he knows how to play a good game of Frisbee!

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Boys – they soooo stick together!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! May Flowers One Big Meaning Thanks – and the Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope it’s going well so far this week.  My meeting has been very productive and well worth the effort it took to get out here (she admits grudgingly….).  Today I’ll be headed back to the airport and on the way home in the morning!

My card for today is a spring-y, flowered-y thank you card, using the fun Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits and one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets:  One Big Meaning!  When I added the gorgeous Blooms & Bliss DSP, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch to help me with the layout.

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I started with a panel of Mint Macaron and Island Indigo flowers paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP and SNAILd it to a Blushing Bride mat.  Using the new Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, I cut out two sets of leaves with the May Flowers Framelits and adhered them to my card front with Liquid Glue.

The center layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock.  First I used the two leaves images in the Falling Flowers stamp set – stamping them all over the panel in Mint Macaron and Island Indigo ink.  I matted the panel on Blushing Bride, then ran the whole thing thru my Big Shot in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Then I popped that over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I cut two Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper leaves and a Blushing Bride flower with the May Flowers Framelits, then used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the middle panel.

My sentiment, from One Big Meaning, is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a strip of Vellum card stock.  I adhered the vellum to a piece of Whisper White card stock – using tiny bits of glue from my Fine Tip Glue Pen under just the embossed words to hide the glue.  Then I used my Banner Triple Punch on both ends.

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I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment banner and then added a tiny bow made from Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine and a Blushing Bride Enamel Shape – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the pretty flower from Falling Flowers in Blushing Bride on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I added a sticky note mask over it and stamped a few Mint Macaron leaves.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Island Indigo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Falling Flowers flower and leaves on the front…

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…and a touch more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This is such a pretty bundle of flowers and leaves – the Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits!  And I really love it with the Blooms & Bliss DSP!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Everyone Loves Free Things!

Y’all’s Recent Comments Proved It!

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


And now – our Blog Candy Winner!  Thanks to all of you who took the time to let us all know what your favorite part of Sale-A-Bration is.  “Free Stuff” was the clear winner!  Good call!  Free is my very favorite price!  

The handy Random Number Generator selected comment #40

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Comment 40 was from Cindy, who wrote:
            “I’ve been stampin’ since 2005 and I’ve always loved free stamps with SAB! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” 😀”

Congratulations, Cindy!  I’ll send you an e-mail shortly and then I’ll get your goodies packaged up and mailed as soon as I get home this week!

Thanks again to everyone for all your comments.

Tomorrow is Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop day – hope you’ll check back and see what we’ve all come up with for you!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); May Flowers Framelits flower

Whisper White Card Stock: 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner); 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (center panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Blooms & Bliss DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope liner

Vellum Card Stock: 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner)

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: May Flowers Framelits leaves

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….

Heard a report that my sweet little puppy….ran a little ways into the woods yesterday and came out with…a deer leg!

Bleh….

Maybe a coyote got it?  Perhaps a hunter tossed a carcass?

I don’t know.  But…it does prove that…sweet as he is….he is….in the end…a dog wolf!

What happened to this little guy who just wanted to play in a water bowl and carry toys and sticks??

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They grow up so quick….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Black Magic Artistically Asian Butterflies

Well, good Tuesday morning from California!  My trip yesterday was uneventful and I even managed to change seats so I was on the aisle.  And I watched Dr. Strange and Keeping Up With The Joneses.  So, all in all, it was fine.

My card for today uses a technique called Black Magic – and this one uses Whisper White Craft Ink and the new Watercolor Pencils.  I learned the technique from a video that Sandi MacIver did!  You can go see her great video here.  I may do a video on this one day, but I’ll need a lot more practice to be as good at it as Sandi is!

I decided to use the Artistically Asian stamp set and a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set!   Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Succulent and All Things Thanks!

Happy Monday, y’all.  When you read this, I’ll either be loading up to head to the airport, or laying on my bed in the fetal position, sucking my thumb and wailing….”I DON’T WANNA GO!!”  🙂

Cuz…I don’t wanna!  Finn doesn’t wanna me to, either!  Waaaa!

But.  It is what it is, yes?  And I’m sure once I get going, all will be well.  Right now, though, I’m working my way thru the pre-trip panics!

Enough about that!  Let’s look at my card for today.  I used the new Glimmer Paper – it’s hard for me to resist it, really!  And some Succulent Framelits and Succulent Garden DSP.  And the All Things Thanks for a couple of sentiments.  Take a look-see:

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