Thank You Cards

Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Many Blessings for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

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

I saw a card a while back by Sue Mohr that created a wreath using punched and die cut leaves.  So, for today’s project, I decided to do one of my own.  I used the wreath from the Wishing You Well stamp set and added leaves created with the Leaf Punch and the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Take a look-see:

This was one of two cards I made that were inspired by this week’s theme challenge at The Paper Players.

I started with a piece of designer paper from the Country Lane DSP pack and adhered it to an Early Espresso mat with Liquid Glue for the card front.

On a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the wreath from the new Wishing You Well set in Early Espresso and again in Crushed Curry.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Blessings set in Cajun Craze in the middle of the stamped wreath.

I created the wreath by punching multiple leaves with the Leaf Punch.  I made five Early Espresso leaves by first stamping the leaf image from the Painted Harvest set in Early Espresso ON Early Espresso card stock and punching them out.  Then I punched four leaves from Copper Foil.  I creased the copper leaves with my fingers.

I arranged all the leaves around the die cut circle and adhered them – just their stems! – with Liquid Glue.

I wanted some “greenery” filler, so I went to the new Night Owl Thinlits and cut a whole slew of the little pine boughs (handily – there are four of the dies in the set, so cutting a slew goes pretty quick!) – I cut them in Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP and in Mossy Meadow card stock.  Then I stuck them here and there and hither and yon in amongst the leaves, using Liquid Glue to get them stuck.

Last week, when I was playing with the Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine, I made a fat double-loop bow that was too large and fluffy for that card.  Recall these were made by un-twisting the twine and using the thinner strands.  It was perfect for this card!  So – I adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with a Glue Dot.  Over that, I adhered a regular bow tied with some 1/4″ Copper Trim.

And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added some of the little flourishes from the Many Blessings stamp set in Cajun Craze in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel.  With my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker – I added little dots around the flourishes.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another couple of Mossy Meadow dots and Cajun Craze flourishes on the front…

…and a bit more of the Country Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love this happy harvest wreath – created with leaves from the Painted Harvest stamp set and brought home with the Many Blessings set.  Of course, the Country Lane DSP is pretty much perfect for this time of year – and this kind of card!  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 Shirley’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Julie Johnston

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Jaimie Babarczy

Linda Richenberg

Connie Troyer

Shirley Gentry

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Prather

Aurora Lopez

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

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


We’re Half Way Thru This Awesome Special!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!

How it’ll work:

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  • The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on 10 October, whichever comes first.
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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Leaf Punches (x5)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched Shapes die cut circle (for the wreath and sentiment)

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Night Owl die cut pine boughs; envelope flap

Copper Foil: Leaf Punches (x4)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Night Owl die cut pine boughs


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

 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Falling Leaves and Santa’s Bags for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color week challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I took a little inspiration from a sample project in the 2018 Holiday Catalog for some of the elements I used on my card today – specifically the muslin Santa’s Bags.  I used them along with the cool Falling Leaves bundle.  Take a look-see:

 

And here’s the color scheme we were working with this week.

I used the sketch from this week’s Fusion Challenge to inspire my layout.

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand card stock and stamping the little fern-y image from the Falling Leaves stamp set in Old Olive all over the panel.  I stamped the image twice each time, without re-inking.  Then I adhered it onto a Cajun Craze mat with Liquid Glue.

The next two elements come from a Santa’s Bag that I cut up – then frayed the edges (just pull the threads out until you get the fringe you want!).  On the natural piece (cut into a banner), I stamped another leaf image from Falling Leaves in Old Olive.  I stamped the BACK of the muslin – then when I adhered it “upside down” – the image was faint.  Like stamping off once – but easier! 🙂

The second piece of the Santa’s Bag was colored with my Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’  Blend, then stamped in Old Olive with another Falling Leaves leaf.

Both panels were adhered with Glue Dots.

I cut a solid leaf from a piece of Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP and a detailed leaf from some Sahara Sand card stock, using the Detailed Leaves Thinlits.  I lightly sponged the edge of the detailed leaf with Sahara Sand and adhered them both to the card front with Liquid Glue.

With Blackberry Bliss ink, I inked up just the final word on a sentiment image in the Falling Leaves set and stamped it on a small piece of Sahara Sand.  I flicked the edges with a sponge inked with Sahara Sand and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I made my double-loop Billie Bow by first untwisting a length of Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine.  I used about 5 strands to make the bow and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Falling Leaves in Blackberry Bliss on a Sahara Sand panel.  Over that, I stamped a leaf in stamped-off-once Old Olive.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another leaf – stamped twice without re-inking – in Old Olive on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how cool the Santa’s Bag looks cut into different shaped elements – they provide a very organic look, don’t you think?  And the Falling Leaves bundle plays off the muslin perfectly.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

 

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


World Card Making Day is this week (6 Oct) and, in celebration, Stampin’ Up! is having a WEEK LONG sale!  Starting today, 1 Oct and running thru 7 Oct, you’ll be able to gather up select goodies for a 10% savings!  Whoo-HOO!

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All order types qualify for this promotion!  This sale ends on 7 October 18 at 11:50 PM (MT).

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New Stampartus Accessories Now Available!


Stampin’ Up! knows that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and they wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats and Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets!

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Stamparatus

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 5/8″ x 1 7/8″ (sentiment); Detailed Leaves leaf die cut

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

Country Lane DSP: Detailed Leaves leaf die cut; envelope flap

Santa’s Bag elements:  2 3/4″ x 4″ (natural banner); 1 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (Cajun Craze 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!


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Finn Fan Fix

 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Country Home Shutter Gate Fun Fold Card

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  This is sort of a cool day for me – I think I mentioned on a Sunday video that I’d been invited to be a guest Tutorial Author on SplitCoast Stampers.  And this is the day my tutorial goes live! 🙂

The card that I made for the tutorial – Dina Kowal asked me to do a Shutter Gate Card for it – was made with the new Country Home stamp set and Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

I know you guys know all about these – I’ve done a few for you over these past couple of years.

They look like a Gate Card on the outside, but…

…slide that belly band off and…

I used Soft Suede for the card base and shutters, then matted my Country Lane DSP on Cajun Craze card stock.

For the Country Home flowers on the front, I stamped the image in Soft Suede on Whisper White and colored them with my Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.

I used the circle from the inside cut-out as part of the belly band decoration – don’t toss that circle, y’all! 🙂

The sentiment, from Country Home, is stamped in Mossy Meadow on a piece of Whisper White, then cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the flowers and can behind the sentiment – separating them just a bit so you’d be able to get a good look at both of them.

I decorated my Whisper White Medium Envelope – well, duh! – with another Country Home image on the front…

…and a little more Country Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Gate card goes wild!  The inside shutter mechanism is easy to make and I love it in its Country Home and Country Lane livery!  I hope you like!

So – there’s a video with the Wednesday tutorial – and you can find it right here!

Hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to watch!

TTFN

 

 


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


September Paper Pumpkin Kits

Refills and Full Kits Available!

Our Frights & Delights September kit was a spectacularly spooky success! Refills (149540) will be available starting September 24 and can be found in the online store. Additionally, due to this kit’s special seasonal appeal, we’ve decided to place the FULL KIT (149671) on sale as a past kit right away (with no typical 3-month delay). Woo-HOO! Full kits will also be available on September 24 and can be found in the online store. Refills and full kits are only available while supplies last and ONLY to Paper Pumpkin subscribers, so don’t miss out!

If you’re not a subscriber, but you think you’re going to want to get these treat bags – get signed up now and then grab up the full kits! You can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Clearance Rack

There are still deals to be had in the Clearance Rack!  Supplies are limited, though, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly.  Some goodies have already sold out – but there’s plenty left to choose from –  and Fast Fuse Refills are still available! Shop now and stock up.

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


 

Time is growing short to redeem your Bonus Days Coupons!  You’ve got until the end of the month – and then they’ll go away!

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″); 3 1/2″ x 4″ (x 2 – shutters – scored and folded at 3 1/2″ on the long side)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x 2 – mats for front DSP panels); 3″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); 2″ Circle (mat for inside sentiment); 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle (mat for front sentiment); 1″ x 10″ (belly band)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (front and inside sentiment circles); fussy cut Country Home images

Country Lane DSP: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x 2 – front DSP panels); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside 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

Today (Tuesday), was bi-annual doggie check-up day!

We went to see Dr. Amanda to get lovings – and a few vaccines – and some kisses – and our heart listened to – and hugs – and our weight (we need to drop a couple!) – and some treats (well – we’ll start the diet tomorrow!).

He was wiggling so hard we could hardly get in the front door!

We had to wait a minute – I mean…it IS a doctor’s office, after all!

Then one of his friends came and took him for his first stick.  Blood work. 🙁

But – he returned, bravely sporting his blue bandaid – and waited impatiently for the “good part”

Finally – Dr. Amanda came in and….the hugging and kissing and petting and loving commenced!

He was panting so hard – cuz of the excitement! – that he had to be shushed just a little bit….so that they could listen to his heart!

Finally – all done!  Bandaid off – just had to wait for his heartworm medicine!

With any luck – we won’t see them again for 6 months.

He IS a boy, though… 😉

Just sayin’!

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Cotton-Covered Country Home Video Tutorial

Good morning, y’all!  Well – it’s back to the real world and the grind and all that yada yada that is life-outside-an-inkin’-krew-retreat.

Sigh… 🙁

But – we’re already making plans for the Second Annual Inkin’ Krew Retreat – YEAH! – AND we’ll see a lot of these wonderful ladies in November at OnStage (plus some team members who weren’t able to attend this weekend).   So…whoo-hoo!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate it and hope you enjoyed the time!  If not, but would like to watch the almost-but-totally-not-instant replay….here ’tis!

The card we did is the one I shared with the ladies at the retreat, which made good use of the beautiful new Country Home stamp set and Country Lane DSP. Along with the awesomely awesome new Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.  Take a look-see:

Now, I (for one), think this would be a perfectly good card to send to a man.  So – I entered it in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

I started out by embossing a piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper (LOVE!) in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF (also LOVE) and I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink to distress it a little.  Then I adhered it to a Cajun Craze mat for the card front.

On a piece of wood-grain Country Lane DSP, I stamped the milk can and cotton bouquet image in Soft Suede.  Then I used my Dark and Light Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color it.

When it was all colored up I cut it out with the largest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  Then I matted it on a Cajun Craze scalloped oval (this is the largest scalloped oval die in the Layering Ovals Framelits die).  I popped the matted art onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, also from Country Home, is stamped in Cajun Craze on a strip of the wood textures Country Lane DSP.  I snipped a little banner end with my Paper Snips.

I slid a Galvanized clip onto the end of the banner and then adhered the whole thing to the oval with Liquid Glue and a Glue Dot (under the clip).

I made the cotton bolls by using small – truly truly little! – pieces of a cotton ball, rolling them up and sticking them onto the art with little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Cute, right?  Just don’t get carried away – a regular ole cotton ball is enough cotton to make about 1,345,923 cards!  Just sayin’!

I finished the card front off with a Linen Thread double loop Billie Bow and a regular bow tied with Mossy Meadow Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

On the inside, I inked up the second flower image in the Country Home set with Crumb Cake ink, stamped it off on scrap paper and then stamped it into the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  I lightly colored it with my Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils.  Over the top I stamped a second sentiment in Cajun Craze.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Country Home floral spray on the front – colored with Watercolor Pencils…

…and then I added a little more Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Three-D cotton!  Whoda thunk it?  I think it makes the perfect finishing touch on this rustic Country Home card, made even more perfect by the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF and some Galvanized Metallic Paper.  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP:  DGB4RKC4

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


September Paper Pumpkin Kits

Refills and Full Kits Available TODAY!

Our Frights & Delights September kit was a spectacularly spooky success! Refills (149540) will be available starting September 24 and can be found in the online store. Additionally, due to this kit’s special seasonal appeal, we’ve decided to place the FULL KIT (149671) on sale as a past kit right away (with no typical 3-month delay). Woo-HOO! Full kits will also be available on September 24 and can be found in the online store. Refills and full kits are only available while supplies last and ONLY to Paper Pumpkin subscribers, so don’t miss out!

If you’re not a subscriber, but you think you’re going to want to get these treat bags – get signed up now and then grab up the full kits! You can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Clearance Rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store.  Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Some goodies have already sold out – but there’s plenty left to choose from –  and Fast Fuse Refills are still available! Shop now and stock up.

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50

2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


 

It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  You’ve got until the end of the month – and then they’ll go away!

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (Copper-embossed front panel)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ Scalloped Oval (mat for art)

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

Galvanized Metallic Paper: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Country Lane DSP: 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (art); 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

 

Home again home again!

It was hard hard HARD leaving the cottage yesterday!  Our last day was wonderful fun – and, like leaving summer camp, we weren’t ready to leave and get back to “real life”!

I’ve got a couple more pictures to share with you!  We did more make-and-takes (including the card I shared with you today!) on Sunday (well – when we weren’t eating!).

Took a few more pictures of deer – including this shy baby…

ahh…THERE she is!

And we asked James to take a final group shot of all of us – to be sure we commemorated the occasion!

I did take a quick walk on Saturday (to appease my watch!) and took this picture just across the street from the cottage.

Nope.  Got no clue.

So – until the Second Annual Inkin’ Krew Retreat….

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Finn’ll be back tomorrow! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Accented Blooms Send All Things Thanks

Mornin’, y’all!  How goes the weekend?

Well – I suppose it’s a little early to tell, huh?

I’ve got card making to do this weekend – our team has a fun Retreat planned next weekend and…I’ve got to get ready!  It’s going to be so fun and I can hardly wait – we’ve rented a super cool house that was purpose-built for crafting groups.  And they even have catering – so all WE have to do it craft – and eat – and chat!

For today, I’ve made a couple of quick thank-you cards!  I used the Accented Blooms and the All Things Thanks stamp sets from the Annual Catalog – on top of a couple of Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Note Cards and Envelopes from the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Take a look-see:

Both cards have identical layouts on the smaller Memories & More Cards – I just changed up the coloring a little!

I inked up the large and lovely Accented Blooms corner image with Versamark ink and stamped the note card.  I sprinkled them with White or Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the image with my Heat Tool.

I stamped the All Things Thanks sentiment in Poppy Parade on Whisper White.  Then I stamped it on Mossy Meadow, using Versamark.  That one I sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I punched both sentiments with the Tailored Tag Punch.

I put a few Stampin’ Embellishments on the back of the punched sentiments and used them to wind some Silver Metallic Thread – then I popped the sentiment onto the card front.

I added a single Clear Epoxy Droplet and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a corner floral image from the Accented Blooms on a panel of Whisper White – one in Poppy Parade and one in Mossy Meadow.

I matted them on Poppy Parade panels and then adhered them inside my cards with Liquid Glue and the cards were done!

The Santa’s Workshop Cards and Envelopes have matching envelopes, so all I had to do was add that little Accented Blooms image to the fronts!  One is heat embossed in White and the other in Gold.

Et Voila!  I do love this beautiful corner image from Accented Blooms, don’t you?  And it’s perfect to add a great sentiment like this one from the All Things Thanks stamp set.  Be sure to pick up some of the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards and Envelopes – you get two sizes in the pack.  Handy, huh?!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


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The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards and Envelopes ( I used the smaller size)

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4″ (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

‘Member me telling you yesterday that Finn accompanies me on my morning walks?

Well…he does.

Uhm…mostly.

I realized that he’s started to sort of…cheat.

About the time I hit the 2mile point, I notice that he’s not with me.

I call.

Sometimes I call LOUDLY and hit the collar.

And then I keep walking.

Yesterday I figured out “the drill”.

“Heeeeyyyy, Mom – here I am!”

“Ya done yet?  I’m ready to go in and get a drink and lay in front of that cold air thingy…”

I have to repeat.  Cuz…it bears repeating.

SMART smart boy.

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Country Home on a Country Lane for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge (and it’s very Fall-y!).  With the arrival yesterday of the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I can’t wait for you to see everyone’s projects today!

When I saw our colors for this week, I right away pulled out the new Country Home stamp set and paired it up with the coordinating Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

Uhm…can you guess the colors? 😉

And – since I’ll always take a little extra help…I also pulled some inspiration from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some wood-grain paper from the Country Lane DSP and embossed it in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I cut a second strip of cotton-y paper in Crushed Curry.  I matted both pieces on Mint Macaron using Liquid Glue, then used more Liquid Glue to adhere the matted strip to the card front.

I wrapped some new 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the diagonal strip, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the art work, I used Early Espresso to stamp the floral arrangement and the milk can from the Coutnry Home set on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the floral art with my Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and (yes, I cheated a smidge!) my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the milk can, I used a Blender Pen and my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil – I scribbled some of the Watercolor Pencil on a piece of scrap paper and then used the Blender Pen to pick up the color.

Once I had all the shading that I wanted, I added the sentiment in Early Espresso.  Finally, I used a little tiny paint brush to add some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the can.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once it was on the card front, it looked a little plain to me, so I added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

I adhered a Galvanized Button next to the panel with a Glue Dot, then added a double-length bow of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim with another Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Country Home in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the floral image a few times in Early Espresso and colored them like I’d done on the front.  The faux stitches finished it off!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Country Home florals and faux stitches across the front…

…and then I added a little more cotton-y Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How sweet is this Coutnry Home stamp set and the gorgeous Country Lane DSP?!  It’s flat-out perfect for all sorts of wonderful, Fall-y, projects!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

 

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


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The 2018 Holiday Catalog is Here!

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is Amaze-balls!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the cover image to open up a PDF of the catalog.

If you aren’t one of my customers but would like to be and need a copy of the catalog mailed to you, fill out the form on my Stampin’ Up! Catalogs page and I’ll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

Find all the details (and how to get this pretty paper for yourself!) at my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Still Time to Get Signed Up!

I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for diagonal strip); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (mat for art work)

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

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (diagonal strip on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Pop of Petals and Many Blessings

Mornin’, my peeps!  How goes your week? It’s sort of like Monday, right?  I hope you do NOT have a Monday-Tuesday! 🙂

Guess what tomorrow is?!?

Well – yea, it’s Wednesday (aka Hawwmp Day).  But…more importantly – it’s 2018 Holiday Catalog LAUNCH DAY!!

Whoo-hoo!  I know you can hardly wait – and I’m excited for you – I can’t wait to see what you’ve all put on your wish lists that you can finally – FINALLY!! – get on the way! 🙂

For today, though – I’ve got a little bit of new and a little bit of old for you!  I pulled out the Many Blessings stamp set (this one really OUGHT to be on your wish list!) and some Festive Farmhouse DSP (see previous parenthetical!) and put them with some Pop of Petals and….well.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Fusion challenge this week – hitting both the sketch and the photo inspiration!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a strip of wonderful plaid paper from the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Then I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat for the card front.  I used some Glue Dots to wrap a length of new 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim around the seam of the two DSPs.

On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the wreath from the Many Blessings set in Mossy Meadow.  I curled the image around to make it more wreath-like than garland-like!  Then I lightly colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  I added some Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler berries with the image in the stamp set.

Then I fussy cut the wreath and used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (yes, quite a few! 😉 ) to adhere the wreath to the card front.

I pulled one of the flower images from the Pop of Petals stamp set (Annual Catalog) and stamped three in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and three on Very Vanilla in Crushed Curry.  Then I punched them all with the matching bundled Four-Petal Flower Punch.

I created three flowers by adhering two flowers together with Liquid Glue.  I did two flowers with the white on top and one with the Crushed Curry on top.

Do y’all recognize that kitty?

Yep – it’s the cut-out from last night’s card! 🙂

I ran that thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and then very lightly sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.

Then I stamped it with the Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.

I used some Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Linen Thread around the inside of the wreath and then I started to build the collage!

I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals as needed to build all the elements.  I also stuck in a few Copper Leaf Elements with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a Linen Thread Billie Bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Over that is a double-length bow of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine.

I used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color three Pearl Basic Jewels and added them to the card front to finish it off.

On the inside, I stamped a second Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla panel (I only inked and used half the sentiment).  Then I added a few Crushed Curry flowers (which I also colored a bit with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker) and a Mossy Meadow corner.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another corner and flower…

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

Et Voila!  Sometimes being a hoarder-of-scraps pays off, huh?  I love this little Cat Punch guy nestled in the Pop of Petals flowers, don’t you?  And – Many Blessings is destined to be a favorite – for Fall AND for Christmas projects!  I hope you like!

Tic-Toc….not much longer to wait now!

TTFN

 

 

 

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


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Get Many Blessings and the Festive Farmhouse DSP tomorrow! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: Many Blessings fussy cut wreath; Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3); Cat Punch

Wood Textures DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 1 5/8″ x 5″ (DSP strip on front)

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle (behind Cat-Punch circle on front) 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – DSP panels on front); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside DSP panel); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

My Finny likes to play ball.

His desire to chase the ball, however, is inversely proportional to the heat.

And his need to play keep away.

On a hot day – like it’s been this week, he’ll race after the ball several times – but the return is…

Sketchy…

“If I bring it back, she’s going to throw it again.”

“I could run up the hill and let her try to get the ball away from me…”

“Or….I could trot to the door and go into the house and get a drink and lay down in front of that cold air that comes from…wherever cold air comes from…”

“You get it, Mom.  I’m done with you.”

“Is that a squirrel?!?”

TTFN

M

Categories: Friendship, Just a Note, Just Because, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Subtle Striped Tropical Chic and an Ordering Special!

Good morning on the last day of August!  Which is an important date….

Why?

Cuz there’s a few things coming to an end that you’re going to want to jump on.

  1. The Color Your Season Bundle won’t be available after today!
  2. The Watercolor Pencils – Set 2 may very well NOT be available after today!
  3. This is the last day to earn Bonus Coupons to spend starting tomorrow – or, if you’re anxiously waiting for the 2018 Holiday Catalog…to hang on to until next week on the 5th!
  4. Finally – this is the LAST DAY to earn TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS from me by purchasing the aforementioned Color Your Seasons Bundle!  Folks are getting this great bundle and racking up Peppermints while they do it (remember – when you earn 16 – you get a Peppermint Reward of…anything of your choice up to $40 from me!).  If you don’t know about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program – check it out right here.  And then…head over to my Online Store and order your Color Your Seasons Bundle!  Remember – you have to purchase the BUNDLE to get the Triple Peppermints!  And this Ordering Special ends tonight!

Okay – now.  On to our card for today!

I decided to play with some of the goodies in the Tropical Chic suite (in the Annual Catalog!).  I especially love the colors – pinks and greens – of the Tropical Escape DSP.  Take a look-see:

I didn’t come up with this layout on my own, I borrowed it from the sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

And the inspiration photo from Hand Stamped Sentiments helped me pick my theme!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, that I embossed in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the front of my Shaded Spruce card base.

Next up is a piece of Tropical Escape DSP that I cut in strips and adhered to a Basic Black mat.  I cut a single panel of the DSP and then cut it into strips.  Each strip is adhered with Liquid Glue (giving me some time to wiggle them around and get them aligned/spaced just right).

I stamped the Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a strip of Whisper White and snipped a banner into one end.  Then I edged it with my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker.

I cut some leaves with the Tropical Thinlits from Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.   I adhered a couple to the card front with Liquid Glue, then used a Glue Dot to adhere a few loops of Linen Thread – then popped the sentiment over all of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue.  Then I added a Tropical Element button with a Glue Dot.  And, because….why not!?…I tied a Linen Thread Billie-bow and added it with a final Glue Dot.

I used my Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to color a few Pearl Basic Jewels and tucked them in amongst the leaves and Linen Thread – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the Subtle Dynamic TIEF on another Whisper White panel and adhered it inside the Shaded Spruce card base with Liquid Glue.  On another Whisper White panel, I stamped a leaf from Tropical Chic in stamped-off-once Granny Apple Green.  Over the top of that, I added a Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and then onto the embossed panel, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Tropical Chic leaves in Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce, and a flower in Petal Pink…

…and added a little more of the Tropical Escape DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Black!  What a perfect color combination – which means the Tropical Escape DSP is just the best.  And – it’s a perfect accompaniment to the Tropical Chic stamp set and bundled Tropical Thinlits!  Hope you like! 🙂

Don’t miss out on all the Last-Call specials today, okay?!? 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Time is running out to get this exclusive bundle!  Blended Seasons stamp set can be bundled with Stitched Season Framelits Dies, which is a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images

Click right here to open up the full size Color Your Season flyer.  Click here to head over to my online store to pick up this bundle now!


We Know You Love our Watercolor Pencils!

So Don’t Miss Out on a SECOND Set of Wonderful Colors!!

Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

You can get these RIGHT NOW – but they MAY NOT be available again after the end of this month.

Click HERE to go right to them in my Online Store!


Time is Running Out to Earn Bonus Days Coupons!

You’ve still got time to earn Bonus Coupons to redeem in September!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still 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.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 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 early in the week of 10 Sept.

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!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for front DSP strips and inner liner)

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

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Tropical Escape DSP: 3/4″ x 3 5/8″, 1 1/2″ x 3 5/8″, 4 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ (front DSP strips); 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

Have I ever told you guys that we have a lot of wheeled vehicles?  And tracked vehicles?  We’re a farm – so we’ve got too many trucks, too many skid-steers, too many…eveything (well – until I need Wayne to do something construction-y and then we have JUST the right number! LOL).

Anywho…Wayne is a Master-Parker.  By which I mean…he can, without expending any undo effort, park one of the aforementioned wheeled/tracked vehicles Right.  Smack.  In.  The.  Middle.  Of…fill-in-the-blank.  There is always and forever some vehicle of some sort IN MY WAY!

And, y’all – it’s not like there’s not plenty of space to park them that would NOT be IN MY WAY!  Really.  There’s room.

It’s just sort of his thing.

Finn appears to be “his father’s son”.

As if he had thumbs, a ruler, a protractor and a laser-level…he can (and does!) find the EXACT spot to lay Right. Smack.  In.  The.  Middle.  Of…fill-in-the-blank.  Basically IN MY WAY.

Case in point.

See the precise positioning?

Perfectly poised bewtixt the stove and the frig.  While I’m making dinner.

A chip off the ole block, he is.

I’m sure he thinks he’s helping… 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Tin Tile Detailed Leaves Sneak Peek

Good morning, my peeps!  Hope your week is going well!

I’ve got a fun little card for you today with another sneak peek – including a look at one of my favorite new things in the 2018 Holiday Catalog – the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.   I put a Falling For Leaves sentiment and some Detailed Leaves over top.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge this week.

I made a card with this new bundle earlier – and it looks completely different just by virtue of a totally different color scheme.  If you missed it, you can check it out right here! 🙂

I started with a piece of new Galvanized Metallic Paper (coming soon – 5 Sept! – in the Holiday Catalog), embossing it in the wonderful Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.  Then I sponged it with Gray Granite ink – just to antique it a bit – and adhered it to a Crushed Curry mat with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped some new Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

With the Detailed Leaves die, I cut two sets of leaves from Copper paper from the new Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper pack, and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Also using the Detailed Leaves dies, I cut two solid Crushed Curry leaves and two Merry Merlot detailed leaves.  I ran the Crushed Curry leaves thru the Big Shot in the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF.

I used Sponge Daubers to rub Crushed Curry ink over the solid leaves, and Merry Merlot over the detailed leaves, then I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  I stuck the top leaf down with Liquid Glue, then popped the bottom leaf on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With a sentiment from the Falling For Leaves set, I stamped a sentiment in Merry Merlot on a Crushed Curry strip, then snipped banners in each end.  I lightly sponged the edges with more Merry Merlot, and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional at each end and a little Liquid Glue in the middle.

I finished off the card front with a small bow from the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon, adhered with a Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the large leaf from Falling For Leaves in Merry Merlot in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to color it.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Merry Merlot card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Falling For Leaves leaf in Merry Merlot and Crushed Curry on the front…

…and I repeated the leaf on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Loving this new Falling For Leaves stamp set and the bundled Detailed Leaves Thinlits, aren’t you?  And – no one can argue that the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF – especially when combined with a wonderful metallic paper (like the new Galvanized Metallic Paper!) – isn’t one of the coolest things to come along in a while!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are 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.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 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 early in the week of 10 Sept.

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!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!

1 – 31 August 2018

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period
    • August 1 – August 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Falling For Leaves and the bundles Detailed Leaves Thinlits, the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Galvanized Metallic Paper and the Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon will all be available to customers on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Detailed Leaves thinlits die cut leaves

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment); Detailed Leaves thinlits die cut leaves

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″  (inner liner)

Galvanized Metallic Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Copper Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper: Detailed Leaves thinlits 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

 

No FFF’s for a minute – cuz…once again, I’m here and he’s home with his Dad!

Soon…

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Making All the Days Bright Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday!  And it’s a REAL one, so…whoo-hooo!

Also – this time NEXT Saturday, I’ll be leavin’ on a jet plane – headed home for wiggle-butt hugs!!  WHOOO-HOOOO!!

And – I assume – a hug or two from Wayne!

But…WIGGLE-BUTT HUGS are even better!

So – my card today uses a fun little set in the new 2018 Holiday Catalog called Making All The Days Bright.  It has a little secret – although not BUNDLED with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch – it coordinates with it perfectly!  So…when you buy the Making Christmas Bright bundle, be sure to pick this little gen up at the same time! 😉  It’s an image-only set, so I pulled out my All The Good Things set from the Annual Catalog for a couple of sentiments.  And I used a new background stamp called Buffalo Check (2018 Holiday).  Take a look-see:


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

And my color scheme was inspired by the Color Throwdown challenge.

I stamped the new Buffalo Check (which you’ll be able to get in the 2018 Holiday Catalog on 5 Sept) image in So Saffron on a Whisper White panel.  I used my Stamparatus to do it to ensure I got a good image with this large background stamp.

Then I matted the panel on a piece of Mint Macaron card stock with some Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a length of Gray Granite 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

Next, I cut a Mint Macaron leaf with the new Detailed Leaves Thinlits (coming 5 Sept) and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Over the top of that is a Colored Doily adhered with the White side up.

On a piece of So Saffron card stock, I stamped a bunch of the little “petal” image from the Making All The Days Bright set in So Saffron ink and punched them all out with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  Then I lightly sponged all their edges with So Saffron ink, using a Sponge Dauber.

I cut out the smallest circle in my Circles Layering Framelits from a piece of So Saffron and used that as a base for my flower, adhering the petals one at a time with Liquid Glue.  I popped the completed flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from All The Good Things, is stamped in Gray Granite on Whisper White and then cut out with the banner die from the Night Owl Thinlits (5 Sept).  I edged it with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the flower with Liquid Glue.

I tied a little Mint Macaron bow with a piece of Nature’s Twine and adhered it with a rolled up Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from All The Good Things in Gray Granite on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I created a flower using the Make All The Days Bright image – I just stamped the petal in a circle (the image was inked and stamped-off-once each time).

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Gray Granite card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Making All The Days Bright flower – in full-strength So Saffron…

…and I added the Buffalo Check in So Saffron to the envelope flap.  I used my Stamparatus again – and used sticky notes to mask off the front of the envelope.

Et Voila!  So many new goodies to love on this card – the Making All The Days Bright is really fun (and so darned handy that it gives you a SECOND stamp set to coordinate with the Making Christmas Bright bundle!) and I LOVE the Buffalo Check! 🙂  I am also thinking that the Detailed Leaves Thinlits are going to become a go-to for leaves this season!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  Is your Wish List getting pretty huge yet?  Yes?  Well – give me a shout and let’s get you hooked up with a great 20-25% discount, shall we?! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: CQPTNH2U

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are 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.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 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 early in the week of 10 Sept.

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!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!

1 – 31 August 2018

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period
    • August 1 – August 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Making All Days Bright stamp set, Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, Night Owl Thinlits, Detailed Leaves Thinlits and Buffalo Check stamp will all be available on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Detailed Leaves die cut leaf

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″  (card front and inner liner); Night Owl Thinlits sentiment banner

So Saffron Card Stock: Making All The Days Bright “leaves” and smallest Circles Layering Framelits die cut (for flower base)


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


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


Finn Fan Fix

 

No FFF’s for a minute – cuz…once again, I’m here and he’s home with his Dad!

Soon…

TTFN
M

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