Thank You Cards

Stampin’ Up! Charming Cafe Bundle Thank You!

Well, it’s Monday again, folks!  Funny how that just keeps happening.  Hope you had a great weekend!  We did, here in GA – other than the ridiculous cold.  I got my shares all cut up and they’ll go out soon!  

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  I’ve missed doing the videos and spending a little virtual time with y’all, so it was great to get back in the groove!  If you weren’t able to watch and would like to see the video, here’s the link to it on YouTube!

I made a thank-you card for some horsey friends of mine – a couple and their two boys.  So – I wanted a little bit of flower-dy-ness but not too much froo-froo.  I called upon the new Charming Cafe stamp set and the bundled Cafe Builder Framelits (the bundle is available in Wood or Clear mount) and I added some Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

My layout – and the wood elements – were inspired by the Fusion Challenge.

I was also playing along with the TGIF Color Challenge this week.

I started with a light piece of Wood Textures DSP and matted it on a Night of Navy mat with Fast Fuse.  I used a darker piece and adhered it over the top of that with Liquid Glue and that was the card front.

I layered a piece of Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and one of Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon over the seam – securing them both in the back with scotch tape.

For the art/sentiment, I inked the image from the Charming Cafe stamp set in Island Indigo, then I sponged the edges with Fresh Fig with a Sponge Dauber and stamped it on Very Vanilla.  I cut it out with a Circles Layering Framelits die and used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to make faux stitches.  Then I adhered the stamped sentiment to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The flowers are also from the Charming Cafe – stamped with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  I cut the frame out with the matching dies (there are two to make the frame – and then snipped off the connecting pieces.

I colored the flowers with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Fresh Fig, Night of Navy and Island Indigo (I also used my Blender Pen and the lid of my Fresh Fig ink pad – you can see that in the video).  When they were all colored, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them over the top of the circle.

The sentiment banner is Very Vanilla – stamped in Night of Navy with a second sentiment from Charming Cafe.  I snipped the ends into banners with my Paper Snips, colored the edges with my Fresh Fig Marker and popped it on with a double-layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, I colored a White Perfect Accent with my Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend, stuck it on as a little accent – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the flowers from Charming Cafe to the Very Vanilla inner liner using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamping it twice in Early Espresso.  Then I colored the flowers the same as I’d done on the front.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel onto a Night of Navy mat and into my Island Indigo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Charming Cafe flowers on the front…

…and some Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this Charming Cafe bundle – it’s another one that caught everyone’s eye at OnStage when it was introduced!  And I think it plays very nicely with the Wood Textures DSP and Night of Navy ribbon from the True Gentleman suite, don’t you?  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


LAST DAY TO EARN

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Night of Navy Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ circle (art/sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 2″ (sentiment banner): Cafe Builder Framelits die cut

Wood Textures DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1 3/8″ x 5″ (DSP Strip); 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  

The requirement to entertain an Aussie is pretty much weather-proof.

Like the mail.

Neither rain, nor sleet nor…well, you get the drift.

So – we Aussie parents have to look for things to do inside – like kids on a snow day!

Fortunately, the Man is up for a game of tug anytime – anywhere!  And he’s not shy about requesting a round…

 

Turns out recliner-tug works pretty well – but ya gotta get all the way up on the foot-rest…

To get the best purchase and try to beat your Mom.

He gives no quarter, y’all.  Mom-schmom.

It’s all about winning!

And he does.  Frequently.  He’s a stout dude – and when he gets leverage?!  Two hands – braced feet – a vice grip?…nuthin’!  I’m going down!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Love You Still Thank You

Good Friday morning, y’all!  I am gladder than glad that it’s the end of this week.  It’s been a week amongst weeks and …well.  I hope you had a better week than I did – and are looking forward to a great couple of days off!

My card for today took a little inspiration from a card sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  It’s a sample for the Love You Still stamp set on page 21!  I added just a few other elements and came up with…take a look-see:

My color scheme is from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and embossed it twice in the new Petal Pair TIEF (it’s a narrow folder, so need to run it twice to get the whole panel embossed!), then Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black mat for the card front.

Next is a piece of Color Theory DSP, also matted on Basic Black.  I stamped the sentiment from Love You Still in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.

On a scrap piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the flower-strewn frame image twice in Tuxedo Black.  The first time, I inked the entire stamp – with the exception of the little grass at the bottom of each frame.  The second time, I inked only the flowers.

Then I fussy cut the frame – not a very “close” fussy cut – just a casual outline.  I also cut out the center – not as hard as it might appear, I promise! To add just a little “finish”, I edged (inside, too!) the whole frame with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  🙂

I colored the flowers with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, then I popped the frame over the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I decorated the frame with a Corrugated Elements heart and a heart from the Hearts & Stars Elements – adhering them with Liquid Glue.  I popped a single heart-shaped So Saffron Subtles Enamel Shape on, as well.  

On the opposite corner, I adhered a Linen Thread Billie Moan bow with a Glue Dot and a Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine double-stranded regular bow with a second Glue Dot.   And – cuz I’m a bling-girl! – I added some little Pearl Basic Jewels to the middle of the roses.  And that was it for the card front!

For the inner liner, I stamped the small flower from Love You Still in Crumb Cake all over a Crumb Cake panel and Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black mat.  Then I matted a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock on Basic Black and Fast Fuse’d that over the panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the whole thing into a So Saffron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few more Crumb Cake Love You Still flowers on the front…

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Petal Pair TIEF!

Et Voila!  Y’all don’t miss this Love You Still stamp set – or think it’s only good for weddings or anniversaries!  It’s plenty versatile for all sorts of beautiful cards!  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Don’t forget my THREE Blog Candy packages up for grabs this week!  You’ve got until next Monday to get entered to win.  Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


KICK OFF SALE-A-BRATION AND THE 2018 OCCASIONS CATALOG…

WITH

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

If you don’t have your own copy of the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure – drop me a line here on my Contact Page and I’ll get a set in the mail to you ASAP!

SHOP!


For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Check it out:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

HOST!


When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!

JOIN!


If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you’re interested in joining as a Demonstrator, we’d love to have you join our team! There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (mats for smaller panel on front and on inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Love You Still fussy cut frame

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (sentiment 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  

So – I was in Huntsville for the past couple of days and got home late last night.  Okay – it was 6:30 – but…it was dark.  So…LATE! 

Which I tell you to break the news that I have no new picture of the Man.

I’m so sorry!

But – I’ll leave you an old picture that just makes me smile!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! A Tutti-Frutti Good Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – the first one of 2018!!  And it’s a sketch week to get us started off on the right foot!  Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

Here’s the simple sketch we worked with today…

When I first saw the new 2018 Occasions catalog, I fell in love with an unassuming little stamp set – and some adorable embellishments.  It’s the A Good Day stamp set and the Mini Embroidery Hoops!  I paired them up with some Tutti-Frutti DSP and…take a look-see:

Quick and easy!

I started with a fun striped paper from the Tutti-Frutti DSP stack and cut a circle in it with a Circles Layering Framelits die.  While I had the die set out, I made a scalloped frame from Berry Burst card stock.  I adhered that over the hole with some Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d another piece of Tutti-Frutti – the Peekaboo Peach paper – onto a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  Then I popped the striped panel over the top of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

For the center art piece, I stamped the cute little A Good Day image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White.  The “stitched” circle is another image in the set – stamped in Peekaboo Peach.  I used my Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers to color the little “scene” – and punched it out with the new 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch.  I adhered one of the smaller Mini Embroidery Hoop Embellishments to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I popped the art piece into the hoop with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from A Good Day, was stamped in Berry Burst on Whisper White and cut it out with the Classic Label Punch, edged it with a Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

 

I added a Daffodil Delight heart Enamel Shape to the sentiment and then wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I used two more lengths of the Baker’s Twine and tied a double bow around the wrapped twine and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked the second sentiment from A Good Day with my Basic Black and Berry Burst Markers and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the leaves with the Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green Markers.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Berry Burst 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 little scene from A Good Day…

…and added a little more of the Tutti-Frutti DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  See why I fell for the A Good Day stamp set?  And those embroidery hoops – adorable!  Hope you like! 🙂

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

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


SALE-A-BRATION IS UNDERWAY!

Sale-A-Bration is the biggest event of the Stampin’ Up! year!  It’s the perfect time to SHOP – HOST – JOIN!!  Get more information right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


THE PICTURE PERFECT PAPER RIBBON WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER! 

At the end of November, Stampin’ Up! notified Demonstrators that the Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon (145502) was unavailable for preorder due to environmental audits halting production of thousands of factories across China. Unfortunately, they have continued to experience delays in production. As a result, they’ve decided the best course of action is to remove this item from their product offering.

We know many of you—just like us—were eagerly anticipating the release of this product. They want you to know how sorry they are about this turn of events. They thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

For those who’ve ordered my shares: When I placed the shares order this morning, I added an extra Silver Gable Box and some additional yards of Silver Baker’s Twine – so you’ll still receive the same amount of beautiful embellishments.  So sorry about this, we were just notified this morning of this item being unavailable! 


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Frame cut with a 3″ scalloped circle and a 2 5/8″ straight-edge circle die

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (art on front)  

Tutti-Frutti DSP Stack:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – with 2 5/8″ Circle Die Cut out); Peekaboo Peach design – smaller than card front, but big enough to fill the hope in the 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!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

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Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Fruit Basket Sneak Peek!

Know what today is??  This is the very last time I’ll say Happy Friday in 2017!  Can you even believe that 2017 is practically in the history books?  Crazy!

Anywho – I hope you’ve got a fun – and safe! – weekend planned.  I’ll be making cards!

My card for today uses a fun new set in the 2018 Occasions catalog – plus a coordinating (and free!) goody from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  It’s the Fruit Basket bundle featuring the Fruit Basket stamp set and bundled Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  And it’s all built on the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes – which will be available free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!  Take a look-see:

The grid layout was inspired by the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:

I started by making a grid with my Simply Scored board.  I cut a Whisper White panel to 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and, starting 1/4″ in on the short side, scored at 1″ intervals.  I stopped 1/4″ from all sides.  Then I did the same on the long side.  And…grid!

I elected to use the de-bossed side for the front of the card – but the embossed side would look cool, too!  I stamped the four fruits from the Fruit Basket stamp set.  Each fruit is a two-step (I didn’t use the outline images).  I used Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist for the strawberry; Daffodil Delight and Garden Green for the pineapple; Real Red and Garden Green for the watermelon; and Lemon Lime Twist and Chocolate Chip for the pear.  With my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I colored the seeds in the watermelon.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat.

On a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White card stock, I stamped three more of each image.  But on these, I changed up the greens.  So…if I used Garden Green on the card front panel, I used Lemon Lime Twist – and vice versa.  Then I punched them all out with their little Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack punches.  Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped each punched-out fruit over the matching one on the card front.  See?

The sentiment, from the Fruit Basket stamp set, is stamped in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White.  I edged the banner with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added a Lemon Lime Twist Adhesive Backed Sequin (available in the Tutti Frutti Suite on 3 Jan) to the sentiment, and then stuck on a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

For the inside, I stamped the little sentiment from Fruit Basket three times in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added more fruit across the bottom and next to the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the Tutti-Frutti Card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes envelope got a few pieces of Fruit Basket fruit across the front…

…and the envelope flap was already decorated for me!

Et Voila!  What a cute stamp set, heh?  And the matching Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack – the punches cut slightly smaller than the stamped image – meaning they’re super easy to get perfectly perfect!  And the sentiments in the Fruit Basket stamp set are versatile and beautiful!  Hope you like!

Oh – one more thing.  The Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes set will be available as a free product choice with a $50 product purchase during SAB.  It’ll give you 16 sets in 4 different colors!  Put it on your list – right there with all the summer-y goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


The Year-End Sales Event Is Almost Over!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in while supplies last!

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!  

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

All the goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite will be available on 3 Jan – which is right around the corner!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Thick Whisper White Card Stock:  Fruit Basket punched shapes

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  

A friend of mine told me today that I shouldn’t work too hard – cuz Finn wanted to play with sticks.

She was right – so we did!

He doesn’t always make the best stick choices…. 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Birthday Project Kit Sneak Peek

Happy Hawwwpmp Day, y’all!  I’m sort of losing track of the days this week – it always throws me when Monday is the Holiday.  You?

So – as we approach the time of Resolutions…what resolutions are you planning to make?

Lose wieght?  Yea – on my list.  Still.

Get healthier?  Sure – assuming I can find a way to do that without exercising.  Or eradicating chocolate from my diet!

Get organized?  Yes.  Absolutely.  Positively.  Always always on my list.

Well – my project today is something that will help you (and me!) do just that!  It’s the Perennial Birthday Project Kit in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  And it’s easy to make and includes a handy card box – with decorated dividers all ready!  Take a look-see:

This is a Project Kit – not an All-Inclusive kit – so you’ll need to purchase the Perennial Birthday stamp set and have adhesive (Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals), and some inks – Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive.  And – I did some extra decorating on the inside and the envelopes – so to make the ones you’re fixin’ to see, you’ll also need a Stampin’ Write Marker in the same colors.  Plus your Fresh Fig Marker!

When you open up the beautiful box, you’ll find 16 card bases and Whisper White Envelopes, die cuts with flowers in Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim and Old Olive, die cut balloons, banners….and “month” stickers to label your dividers.  They come in English, French and German!  I used English.

Seemed like the right way to go!

Each divider has lines to write birthdays you need to remember for each month!

The kit makes 4 each of 4 designs…and there are envelopes, too.  These pictures show what the kit makes just as it comes.

I used some more of the stamps in the Perennial Birthday stamp set to add a sentiment on the inside – I used the same one on all the cards – just changing whether I stamped it in Dapper Denim or Old Olive.  And I also added some flowers or other decorations.  For this one, I used the Marker-to-Stamp technique to color the little flower in Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive.

I used that technique on the inside of this card and envelope, too.  This time I also used the Fresh Fig Stampin’ Write Marker!

These next two were quick stamps on the inside and envelope.

Hint – you’ll probably want your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get all the sentiments and flowers and leaves where you want them!  Just sayin’!

So – if one of your resolutions is to get organized – or even if it isn’t! – this is a wonderful and lovely tool to help you!  There’s plenty of room in the box for the project cards plus more to help you be on time for all your birthday card needs in 2018 – and beyond! Hope you like and will consider adding the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and matching Perennial Birthday stamp set to your 2018 Occasions Catalog wish list! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

The Perennial Birthday stamp set and Project Kit will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

All the card bases, die cuts and envelopes you need are included in the Perennial Birthday Project Kit!

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 I took a picture of Finn.

Yea.  Shocker.

But it reminded me of a similar photo I took just over a year ago.

Remember this one?  It’s from November of last year.  About a month after we brought him home.

He had to sort of reach over into the bowl to reach it.

Fast forward to yesterday.

They grow up so fast. 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Thankful Thoughts on a Painted Autumn

Happy Tuesday!  Are y’all out shopping with 2.7 million of your closest friends or are you, like me, hunkered down in the relative safety of your home?  I’m thankful for leftovers, but I’m pretty certain that if all I had in the house was a bottle of hot sauce I wouldn’t go out on the day after Christmas.

Nuh-huh!

So – early on Christmas morning, I got up – I have no idea why – and made some cards to share with you today.  I needed them to come together quickly so I could get on with the pressing business of the day.  Chiefly, preparing this…

Once again – perfect Prime Rib.  Thank you, Chef John of Allrecipes!!  Took this picture before anyone started on the platter – there was some left, but…not a ton! 🙂

I made 6 cards – all identical in layout with the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set, and a couple different papers from the Painted Autumn DSP.  Take a look-see:

A few days ago, my friend Amy Koenders made some cards with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and a similar layout.  Which I liked so much that I picked it up and did just a little modification.  You can see the cards that inspired me right here!

These were fun and quick to make, y’all – and how cute would they be as a little gift set?  

I started with a card base – I used Thick Very Vanilla, Soft Sky and So Saffron – cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

Each card has a smaller piece of the Painted Autumn DSP adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I inked the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set in Early Espresso and, with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, lined it up and stamped each card base.

Then I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread twice around the card base and tied a little bow.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card fronts.

On the inside, I adhered another piece of the same Painted Autumn DSP to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.  Then I matted a piece of Very Vanilla on either Early Espresso or Cajun Craze – depending on the DSP choice – and adhered that with Fast Fuse.

And, folks, that was it for the card!

Each envelope got a matching envelope flap with the same DSP I’d used on the cards.  Apparently, I’m in a food coma and didn’t take a picture of the envelope flap with the sunflowers.  Trust me – they’re a real thing!

Et Voila!  Easy peasy – a super quick way to use up some DSP if you’ve got extra and make some really pretty thank you cards!  It IS the season for thank you cards, after all!  One quick stamp with a Thankful Thoughts sentiment and some cutting and glueing and…done!

Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: QGAJHYYU

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


There’s Still Time – Join My Next Online Host Club!!


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla, Soft Sky or So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Painted Harvest DSP: 3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ (panel on front of cards); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (covering inside of card); envelope flap

Early Espresso or Cajun Craze Card Stock:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (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  

You guys know that Finn fancies himself a lap dog, right?  All 65 pounds of him.

I’ve taken to sitting on the sofa so there’s more room for him – when he’s in the mood for some lap time.

It’s a big sofa, y’all – four cushions long.

Those are wasted cushions – we really only need one!

Please notice – in this too dark picture – his hind-end is on….me.  Not the sofa.  I’ve got his bone in my right hand holding it for him to gnaw on.

Thankfully he’s not spoiled at all – that would be a real shame!

What?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Southern Serenade Sneak Peek Thank You card

Happy Christmas Eve, y’all!  

I suppose, by rights, I should have brought you a Christmas card today.

But I didn’t!  Sorry!  

And this isn’t a video Sneak Peek – I’m taking tonight off – and so should you! 🙂

Instead – I have a sneak peek of another new stamp set coming soon to a 2018 Occasions Catalog near you!  It’s called Southern Serenade and it’s lovely!  I used it this time with some paper from the True Gentleman DSP to make a thank you card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is courtesy of this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with yet another gorgeous paper from the True Gentleman DSP (which you can get on 3 Jan – or get a taste of this and all the papers with a Catalog Share).  I matted it on Crushed Curry with Fast Fuse to make the card front.  Then I ran another strip of Crushed Curry down the card front.  Over that I layered a length of Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My art piece, from the new Southern Serenade stamp set (available 3 Jan), is stamped in Crumb Cake on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and colored with Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Old Olive.  Then I matted it on Crushed Curry and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, which is also from Southern Serenade, is stamped in Night of Navy on Shimmery White and cut out with the new 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (avail 3 Jan).  I edged it with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and then added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.  I used the Dimensionals to wind some loops of Gold Metallic Thread to the back of the sentiment, then I popped it onto the card front.  A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels completed the front of the card!

On the inside, I stamped some of the small flowers from Southern Serenade in Crumb Cake up the side of a Shimmery White panel and colored them with the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more of the Southern Serenade flowers up the side…

…and a little more True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this True Gentleman DSP – so versatile and gorgeous in Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake as the primary colors.  And Southern Serenade is beautiful – the flowers, a wonderful lace image and lovely fonts.  Hope you like and are adding these to your lists!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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


There’s Still Time – Join My Next Online Host Club!!


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Southern Serenade, True Gentleman DSP and the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch will all be available on 3 Jan! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Night of Navy 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 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for art panel); 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for ribbon)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (art panel); 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

True Gentleman DSP: 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  

The only part of Miss Sonya’s weekly visit that the Man doesn’t care for is…the vacuum.

He attempts to avoid it if possible – retreating to the bedroom as she works her way forward in the house.

And he keeps an eagle eye – stationing himself at the door to the bedroom so he can watch the hallway just in case any rogue vacuum approaches.

And he doesn’t know why – WHY, MOM, WHY?!?! – I keep taking his picture!  I think he’s starting to get a complex!

I can’t help it very much – he’s too danged cute to not capture on “film”!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peek Thank You card

Happy day-before-Christmas-Eve, y’all!  Time is growing short, so I hope you’ve got everything done that needs doing!

I know I’ve already shown you a card using today’s Sale-A-Bration stamp set – Heartfelt Blooms – but I just had to use it again.  This time I paired it up with some Bundle of Love Specialty DSP from the Annual Catalog to make a soft and pretty thank you card!  Take a look-see:

The layout is from this week’s Global Design Project.

I started by Fast Fuse-ing a piece of the Blushing Bride paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock for the card front.

The vertical strip is a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that I embossed in one of the Petal Pair TIEFs (available 3 Jan in the Occasions catalog).  I added some “stitches” with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped some Very Vanilla Soild Baker’s Twine around the panel a couple of times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I tied a bow around both strands.

For the art panel, I stamped the Heartfelt Blooms image (available free with a $50 purchase starting 3 Jan) in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla, and cut it out with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

Using my Blender Pen, I ever so lightly colored the flowers with Powder Pink (picking the ink up from the lid of the pad), the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and the middles in Daffodil Delight.  I matted the circle on a scalloped circle of Very Vanilla, that I’d cut with my Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I cut a strip of Very Vanilla and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the Heartfelt Blooms sentiment in Crumb Cake.  I snipped banner ends and edged it with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, then adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional under the right end.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the Heartfelt Blooms image again in Crumb Cake on a piece of Very Vanilla and colored it with my Blender Pen.  Then I matted it on another piece of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP.

I Fast Fuse’d the matted panel on a Very Vanilla mat and into my Powder Pink card base,  popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added another Crumb Cake Heartfelt Blooms image – colored similarly to the card front and inner liner…

… and then added some more of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s hard to keep from going back to this Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, folks – it’s just one of the most spectacular images I’ve ever seen!  I can’t wait for you to be able to get it for yourself – for FREE! – starting 3 Jan!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  There’s still time to give someone special the gift of creative fun!  Check out the information about gifting someone with a PrePaid Paper Pumpkin subscription or giving them a Stamps-N-Lingers Gift Certificate!  All the information is on my blog post from yesterday – right here!


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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


My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off

If You Want in – Now’s the Time!


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blooms and the Petal Pairs TIEF will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stiched Shapes Circle (art circle); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art circle); 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (middle vertical strip)

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 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  

Want to know my favorite day of the week?

Okay – I can’t hear your answer so I’m just going to tell you.

It’s the day Sonya comes to clean the house.

We spend a little bit in the morning picking up all the little bits of flotsam and jetsam that accumulates during the week.  And then…like an angel with a mop and an odd enjoyment of cleaning houses – Sonya sweeps in and sets it all to rights.

A few hours later, as her car drives away for 7 days, I bask in the delight of a clean house.  In those fleeting moments before the flotsam escapes and the jetsam begins to build again.  

That’s why that’s my favorite day.

It’s also pretty high on Finn’s list.

For an entirely different reason (no – he cares not about the cleanliness of the house!).

Nope.  Sonya – who cleans many houses with four-legged dog people living in them – brings treats!

Now – we all know that, abused and neglected as he is, Finn gets no treats whatsoever on any other day of the week!  So – he’s pretty danged happy to see her.

Today, he met her in the living room and politely accepted her offered treat.

And excused himself to partake.

Miss Sonya brings the very bestest bones!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Magical Day Suite Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week in the week before Christmas – so…what will we see today?? You’ll have to check out all the ladies’ projects when you get done here – and see for yourself!  

Here’s our sketch…

I decided to not go with a Christmas card, cuz I’ve been wanting to play with the fun and pretty goodies in the Magical Day suite – which you’ll be able to get on 3 Jan in the Occasions Catalog!  Take a look-see:

I used a couple of pieces of paper from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP – this paper is gorgeous!  All matte graphics on one side and shiny/glittery magical designs on the other!

I started with a matte Dapper Denim design, cut it to the size of the front of my card base and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  

The next layer is Whisper White, that I embossed in the Seaside TIEF and matted on Pool Party card stock.

Using the next-to-largest die in the Lot of Labels Framelits, I cut a piece of turquoise Glimmer Paper from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper pack (you’ll get Iridescent, turquoise and light green in the pack!).  Once I’d cut it with the die, I cut it in half and adhered it with Liquid Glue to the embossed Whisper White panel (that’s a trick to get a longer die cut!).  

Next up?  Another piece of the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP – one that looks suspiciously like bubbly water! – matted on Pool Party and popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now – if you saw my post yesterday, you may recognize the Lemon Lime Twist leaves layer!  Yep – that’s from the December Flora and Flutter Paper Pumpkin kit!  I cut it down a little and used Liquid Glue around the edges to adhere it over the DSP.

I heat embossed three little mermaids from the Magical Day stamp set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on some scrap Whisper White.  They have a perfectly matching die in the Magical Mates Framelits and I cut them all out lickety-split.

I used Stampin’ Blends in Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Bronze and Ivory to color the little ladies.  A brush with my Clear Wink of Stella gave them a fishy shine!

They’re all adhered with Liquid Glue, nestled in amongst the leaves.

My sentiment, from the All Things Thanks stamp set, is stamped in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut with the new Tailored Tag Punch (avail 3 Jan!), then popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished the card front off with some of the new Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins and tiny Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (both avail on 3 Jan)!

I adhered more of the Dapper Denim paper from Myths & Magic Specialty DSP to the inside of my Basic Black card base.  With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from Magical Day in Bermuda Bay in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, in Lemon Lime Twist, I stamped the leaves from the Flora and Flutter Paper Pumpkin kit, stamping them a couple of times without re-inking.  Then I added a few dots with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker and a couple of cute Bermuda Bay seahorses.

I added a few clear round shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pool Party mat and then into the card base.  And that was it for the card!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more of the Lemon Lime Twist leaves and Magical Day Bermuda Bay seahorses across the front…

…and some of the watery paper from Myths & Magic on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  How cute is this Magical Day stamp set and the perfectly matching dies in the Magical Mates Framelits??  It’s also got unicorns, brave knights and crafty wizards on top of the mermaids!!  Don’t think it’s only going to be good for kids’ cards – it’s perfect for whimsical and fun cards for anyone! Well – I think so!  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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


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

The Magical Day stamp set, Magical Mates Framelits, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper Pack, Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins and the Clear & Glitter Epoxy Shapes will all be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pool Party Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for embossed Whisper White panel on front and inner liner);  3 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for Myths & Magic Panel on front); 

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed panel on front and inner liner)  

Myths & Magic Specialty DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (panel on front and inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ (smaller 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!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

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Stampin’ Up! Bubble Over Sneak Peek!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well! 🙂

I hope that you got your Stamparatus reserved yesterday?  I did!! Whoo-Hoo!!  Can’t wait to get it!

I had a visit today from the Big Brown Truck!  Yep – my Pre-Order arrived!  Watch for some peeks tomorrow, okay?

Speaking of peeks – sneak or otherwise – today I want to share one of the cards we made at our meeting the other day.  And introduce you to the Bubble Over bundle!  

The bundle consists of the photopolymer Bubble Over stamp set…

and the matching Bottles & Bubbles Framelits…

And there’s Designer Series Paper, too.  But – guess what?  The paper – called Bubbles & Fizz – is a Sale-A-Bration item!  That’s right – when you make a purchase of $50 (before shipping and tax) you could pick this fun paper!

A fun feature is that the bottles in the Bottles & Bubbles Thinlits match – and cut out! – the bottles you can see there on that top paper!  And the same is true of the bottle caps.  Cool, huh?!

And – should you get the bundle and the paper – you could make the cards we made on Sunday.  Take a look-see at the first one!

I think this is such a cute card – love the idea of using Vellum card stock for the bottles, don’t you?

We started with a panel of Bermuda Bay card stock and stamped the little bubbles image from the Bubble Over stamp set in Bermuda Bay near the top.  I love love love that image – the bubbles are simply perfect!

Then we matted the panel on Peekaboo Peach and wrapped some Peekaboo Peach Baker’s Twine around the panel three times – securing it in the back with scotch tape.

We cut three bottles from Vellum card stock – two of the smaller bottles and one large.  I cut a couple pieces of Bubbles & Fizz DSP with the label die in the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits and adhered them to the bottles with Liquid Glue.  We heat embossed the sentiment from Bubble Over in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Calypso Coral card stock and cut it out with its die, too!  I popped that sentiment over the middle label with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals under the labels and right at the very top of the two smaller bottles and popped them on the card front.  

With the dies in the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, we cut a couple of straws from Whisper White card stock and a few bottle caps from Silver Foil.  I adhered the straws “inside” the large bottle with Liquid Glue – only at the bottom, behind the label.  Then I used more Dimensionals behind the label and on the straws to pop that over the other two bottles.  I adhered the bottle caps to the two smaller bottles and one at the bottom of the large bottle with Liquid Glue.

To finish it off, I tied a double bow from the Peekaboo Peach Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added some of the new Clear Epoxy Shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes pack (available 3 Jan!) over the bubbles – they really look like bubbles, y’all!  And that was it for the card front.

On in the inside, we stamped two bottles – one in Peekaboo Peach and one in Lemon Lime Twist – on a Whisper White panel.  Then we added some Bermuda Bay bubbles!

We Fast Fuse’d the panel into our Calypso Coral card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensional and the card was done!

The Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Bermuda Bay Bubble Over bubbles up the side on the front…

…and I added some fun paper from the Bubbles & Fizz Sale-A-Bration DSP to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Amy designed a great card for us with this fun new set….are you writing this one down on your Wish List?!?  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Folks are taking advantage of my really quite ginormous Ordering Special – so…don’t you miss out!  It’s a crazy good deal, y’all!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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


Stamps-N-Lingers Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

And – Level Two…

Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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 a free gift.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – less than a week to go!


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

My catalogs are here and I’m doing my best to get them out the door quick as I can.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

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


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 
The Bubble Over Bundle and Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes will be available on 3 Jan 18!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Bottles & Bubbles Framelits die cut straws

Bubbles & Fizz DSP:  Bottles & Bubbles Framelits die cut labels; envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits die cut bottles

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 – Finn had a pretty good day.  He played and ran and the horseshoer came.  So – he got to eat horse hoof and…well.  Other stuff in horse feet!

He was pretty darned good – even went and laid down (mostly) when I decided he’d eaten enough…”other” stuff!

All the ponies and The Big Guy got mani/pedi’s.

I came back in the house and work/life struck.

And that was what I did the rest of the day. Non-stop.  On the phone all freakin’ day.

Why do I tell you this?

Cuz – I had exactly one real opportunity to take a picture of the Man.  

And I didn’t.

Not one new picture.

I’m very very sorry.

Here’s a horseshoeing picture from a year ago – Finn’s first time.

He’s come a long way since that day when he had to be held on a leash the whole time, huh?

Hopefully I’ll do better on the Finn-Fan-Fix Front. 😦

TTFN

M

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