Thank You Cards

Stampin’ Up! Majestic Mountain Air Sneak Peek

Happy Monday, y’all – hope you’ve got a short week and then a BIG dinner!  I’ll be starting to get the deviled eggs together, making that last trip to the grocery (hmm – maybe the last trip!) and getting all ready for Thursday!

Don’t forget that today is the last day to score Double Peppermints!  All orders over $50 before shipping and handling will get you double the rewards!!  When you gather up 16 – you get to select a $40 SU! gift that I ship directly to you!  Uhm…yes, please! 🙂

My card today is decidedly NOT a holiday card – it’s another Sneak Peek of a great new bundle in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  This one is called the Mountain Air stamp set and it will be bundled with the Majestic Mountain Dies.  This is a cool set – the stamp set is one of the “Reversibles” – like the Cup of Cheer set in the current 2019 Holiday Catalog.  Take a look-see:

This is a bit of a CASE of a card in the new catalog, but the layout is inspired by the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

And this seemed a perfect masculine card – so…the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge made perfect sense!

I started with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock that I embossed in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

On a piece of Mossy Meadow, I stamped the long tree-line image from the new Mountain Air stamp set (coming on 4 Jan) and then I cut it with the matching edgelit die from the bundled Majestic Mountain Die set.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the mountain range image in Night of Navy.  I used the “detailed” side.  Then I cleaned the stamp and turned it over on the block. I inked the now-smooth image in Balmy Blue, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it over the first image.

I cut the mountain range with the matching die in the bundle.

To create the art panel, I inked the smooth-side mountain image in Night of Navy and stamped it off once, then I stamped it on a rectangle of Whisper White.  Then I inked it in Highland Heather – stamped it off once – and stamped it over the Night of Navy mountains – offsetting it a bit.  I offset it and stamped it a second time without re-inking.

I sponged some Balmy Blue across the top of the panel and added a few birds in Balmy Blue.  The sun is made from Crushed Curry – I stamped the detailed image in full strength and then added the smooth-side image in stamped off once Crushed Curry.  I punched it out with the 1″ Circle Punch – then I added it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I adhered the Night of Navy die-cut mountains and then the Mossy Meadow mountains over top with Liquid Glue and matted the whole panel on Mossy Meadow.  I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I stamped the double-tree image from Mountain Air in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White – then added the sentiment over top in Night of Navy.  I cut it with the die in Majestic Mountain.

I wound a couple loops of Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo, twisted it into a figure-8 and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I popped the sentiment tree on with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Mountain Air sentiment in Night of Navy to a Whisper White panel.  At the bottom I adde a couple of trees in Mossy Meadow!

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Mountain Air trees on the front in Mossy Meadow…

…and the Night of Navy and stamped-off-once Balmy Blue mountain range on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These reversible stamp images in the Mountain Air set are so cool!  I really enjoyed playing with them to create these scenes.  And – it’s awesome that we can so easily cut the mountains and trees with the matching Majestic Mountain Dies!  I hope you like – and yes…I KNOW you do and are adding this bundle to your list!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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Last Day For Double Peppermints!

Today’s your LAST DAY to earn DOUBLE Peppermints with your orders over $50 before the end of the day on 25 Nov!!

Here’s the deets!

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2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).

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Happy Shopping, Saving and Peppermint-Gathering!

Head on over to my Online Store to get started!

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:     

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Balmy Blue 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)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for art panel); 1 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ (die cut tree line)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (art panel); Majestic Mountain Die Cut tree (sentiment); 1″ Circle Punch (sun); Majestic Mountain die cut range in Night of Navy


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


 

Whatcha got there, Finny, that apparently tastes so good!?

Hmmm – looks a lot like the Dad’s eggplant parmesan container…

No need to look guilty, bud – I know he gave it to you.

You used “the lips” on him, didn’t you!?

The Dad has no defenses against “the lips”.  With – or without – Mr. Octopus!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Painted Poppies Sneak Peek For the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

You know, when I got back from OnStage, I promised myself I wasn’t going to go hog-wild on bringing you sneak peeks.  But…I can’t help it very much.  I’ve been itching to play with the set I’m sharing today – the Peaceful Poppies suite – since I saw it last Friday night!  This suite has two bundles that anchor it – the Painted Poppies Bundle with an all-images stamp set and the bundled Painted Labels dies and the Peaceful Moments Bundle with an all-sentiment stamp set and the bundled Poppy Moments Dies – all coming on 3 Jan 20!  I used both bundles and paired them with the gorgeous and spectacular Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch!

I started with some of the wunnermus Peaceful Poppies DSP and matted it on Basic Black for the card front.  I added a smaller panel at the bottom with Liquid Glue.  Across the seam I added a black decorative piece from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. And – above the seam, I also added one of the round elements from the set.

Let me tell you something, you guys – the Poppy Moments Dies are a collage-makers DREAM!!  Check out the leaves!  And the flowers!

I cut the large and small detailed flower in Calypso Coral – as well as the solid flowers that match them.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the detailed flowers to the solid flowers.  I used the detailed dies again to cut paper from the same Peaceful Poppies DSP that I’d used on the card front. I adhered the die cut pieces inside the card stock flowers (paper piecing).  Look at the shading that created!  I also cut some flower centers in Basic Black and added them with Liquid Glue.

I cut leaves – each leaf is composed of two-pieces – from Mossy Meadow and Old Olive – then I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

Inside the Peaceful Poppies Elements, you’ll find some white-printed vellum leaves and flowers.  I used two of those leaves and colored the back with my Dark Mossy Meadow and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

The last piece of the puzzle is the sentiment.  I stamped the Peaceful Moments sentiment in Poppy Parade on Whisper White and cut it with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Die.

Then – I took a few minutes to play with all the pieces – including a length of Basic Black baker’s twine from the new Country Club Twine Combo Pack (available 3 Jan 20).  Once I got a collage that I liked – I snapped some pictures with my phone camera – in various stages so that it would be easy for me to re-create it.

And – I adhered the pieces back onto the card front with Liquid Glue.  When I got to the sentiment and the small flower – I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished off with some Peaceful Poppies Sequins (also available on 3 Jan) here and there with Liquid Glue – and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added another Peaceful Moments sentiment in Poppy Parade (would you look at that gorgeous font!?!) to a Whisper White panel.  Around it, I stamped some Painted Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Over each flower – I added the solid image in stamped-off-once or twice Poppy Parade.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Painted Poppies on the front…

…and more of that spectacular Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  Yes – this is my current MOST FAVORITE SUITE in the new 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog (the catalog-formerly-known-as-Occasions)!!  Painted Poppies and the bundled Painted Labels Dies and the coordinating Peaceful Moments stamp set and bundled Poppy Moments Dies.  All held together by the Peaceful Poppies DSP.  I hope you like!  And you need to add this to your MUST HAVE list right this very second!

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 Jaimie’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!

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: AUXHZH7D

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.


Online Extravaganza is Underway!

You’ve got three days to take advantage of BIG savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!  You’ll get some awesome deals – and it’s a GREAT time to get stocked up!

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:

  • Neutrals Collection
  • Regals Collection
  • 2018–2020 In Colors
  • 2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)

AND Take An Additional 5% off the original 10% discount on:

  • 8 bundles – see flyer for which bundles are included!
  • Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • 2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

You save 15% OFF individual card stock and ink pads and an additional 5% OFF the assortment packs (already 10% OFF)!  The following color families are included in the sale!  Neutrals, Regals, 2018-2020 and 2019-2021 In Color collections.

Here are the Eight Bundles included in the sale! 🙂

The Fine Print!

Dates for Online Extravaganza: November 20–22, 2019
Orders Must be placed by: November 22, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

  • All order types qualify for this promotion
  • Promotion includes items from the 2019–2020 annual catalog only.
  • Discounts apply to promotion items only.
  • Ordering information can be found in the flyer below.
  • No limits apply.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available ONLY during the sales period. No exceptions
  • If you purchased a product offered in the promotion prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. If you try to order an item that is not available, you will receive a notification informing you it is currently unavailable. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

Check out the flyer – click the picture and it’ll open the full list of ALL the goodies and their sale prices!


Get the 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 and folded at 5 1/2″); Poppy Moments die cut leaves

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

Whisper White Card Stock: Stitched Rectangles die cut (sentiment);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Poppy Moments die cut leaves

Calypso Coral Card Stock: Poppy Moments die cut flowers

Peaceful Poppies DSP (coming on 4 Jan 20):  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (bottom panel on card front); Poppy Moments die cut flower pieces; 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 FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beauty & Joy So Thankful!

‘Sup, y’all?  Are you having a good week?  I am starting to settle down and enjoy being retired, I think!  We spent yesterday getting some shopping done, having lunch at Costco and wandering thru Sams.  Then we came home and watched a movie.

All without checking work e-mails or worrying about a meeting in the afternoon!  It sort of didn’t suck! 😉

I did settle in enough to make a card to share with you – and it’s a super easy one – using one of my favorite design techniques – angled panels.  And I did it with the pretty Beauty & Joy stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Gather To Every Season Thank You

Hey, y’all!  ‘Sup??  Hope you’re having a good weekend.

If you were able to join me last night for my FB live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me (and your understanding of my throat issues!!)!  If not, but you’d like to see how I used the Stamparatus to make this quick thank you card, here ’tis!

I frequently need multiples of cards – particularly thank you cards – so the Stamparatus is a total lifesaver!  AND – when you can also employ the “hinge step” (unique to the Stamparatus!) – it makes it easy and fun to create cards like this one with the multi-occasion To Every Season stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! To Every Season Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning and happy Saturday! Hope you’ve got a good weekend ahead of you!

I finally – FINALLY! – broke down and went to the doctor yesterday.  Just wasn’t getting better.  He determined – AFTER a most unpleasant thing called “she’s going to come and swab you” – he determined I do not have the flu.  So…Z-pack, a steroid and some cough medicine to try to kick…whatever it is.  We’ll see – but I do know that after the first dose of steroids I was feeling quite a bit better! So… yeah!

Swab.  Not so bueno.

Just sayin’.

So…assuming that the medicine-induced feel-better continues, we’ll get together tonight, at 7pm eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page, to make a fun little card using the To Every Season stamp set.  Take a sneaky-peek!

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Sneak peek, Thank You Cards, Thirty-One Gifts, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Christmas Countdown Big Thank You for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, 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 our theme is 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!

So – I figured that we all learned that it’s the right/polite/courteous thing to do to send thank you cards – and with Christmas coming, it’s Thank You Card season!  I used the Christmas Countdown stamp set (I TOLD you it’s a great set for more than just the Countdown Project Kit!!) and the A Big Thank You stamp set to make a quick set of 6 notecards.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Christmas, Gifts, Holiday, New Product, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beauty & Joy Thankful Card

Good morning, y’all! Yes – it’s Hawwmp Day.

But – more importantly – it’s September 11.

Please take some time today to REMEMBER.  We must never ever forget, my friends.  Take a few minutes of silence – particularly at the times the aircraft hit the buildings – 8:46….9:03….9:37…and 10:03.  Think back to where you were – think of the days afterward and the eerie silence of the skies.  Of watching the television in horror and…disbelief.  Of feeling insecure within the borders of our country.

Never.  Forget.

Okay – now.  On to less weighty subjects…

So – my card today is a fun one that uses the baby wipe technique!  I used it to create a Fall-themed Thank You card – or a Thanksgiving card – with the Beauty & Joy stamp set and some Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Fall, New Catalog Bundles, Special Bundles, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fall Sweetly Swirled Thank You

Good morning!  Hope your weekend is going well!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how to make today’s card, you can check out the replay right here on YouTube!

I played with a new-to-me set called Sweetly Swirled to make a Fall-ish thank you card.  Not sure why “Fall” – maybe the three or four days with mornings cool enough to open the doors and windows for a few hours?  Not quite Fall weather, but…pretty darned nice!  Wishful thinking I guess!  I paired it up with some wood-y paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and adhered it to some Pumpkin Pie card stock for the card front.

I ran a strip of SNAIL across the middle of the panel and used it to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  Then I wrapped some Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around twice, adhering it in the back with Glue Dots.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the large Sweetly Swirled “wreath” in Early Espresso.  Then I cut it with an oval Stitched Shapes Die.

I stamped some leaves and berries from Sweetly Swirled in Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze around the edge of the wreath, and added the sentiment in Cajun Craze.

On a seperate piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped some flowers, berries, leaves and…orange slices??…using Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks and daubing a couple of them with Cajun Craze using a Sponge Dauber.

Then I pulled up my big girl Paper Snips and got to fussy cutting! 😉

Once I had everything cut out to my exacting standards (LOL), I used Liquid Glue and Dimensionals to adhere them to the edge of the wreath.

I tied a Double-Loop bow from the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Sweetly Swirled in Cajun Craze in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I added another wreath – this time in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  Then I decorated it with more flowers, leaves, berries, and fruit!

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Sweetly Swirled wreath on the front…

…and the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the sweet wreaths that can be built using this Sweetly Swirled stamp set!  SO much easier than ACTUALLY making a grapevine wreath, yes?? 🙂  And – it can be totally seasonal – just change up the colors and you’re in Spring, Summer or even Winter!  I hope you like!

 

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Bonus Days are winding down FAST!  You’ve only got a few more days to cash in on those $5 Coupons to spend in August!  Get started right now! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: TENNESSEE this is your last day to save!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


THREE DAYS LEFT TO EARN!

You’ve got just THREE more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.

It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

 

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until 31 July!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/8″ oval Stitched Shaped Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pressed Petal Specialty 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


 

Eating yoghurt from an eensy-weensie little tub (Noosa – the BESTEST!) is a job for professionals.

Especially when you can’t use your hands.

Behold…the consummate professional.

Sometimes you have to go “all in”

Do not try this at home.  You’re not properly prepared for such an activity.

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Here’s a Card With Apples (a sneak peek!)

Good Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a most wonderful weekend and are ready to Soldier thru the work-week! 🙂  Did you do anything fun to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon-landing?  Like….write something while hanging upside down?  Have a big ole glass of Tang?  Eat some freeze-dried ice cream? 🙂

Yeah – I didn’t do any of those things either.  I just thought back to where I was 50 years ago – and thought “Man.  That was COOL!”  Cuz…it totally was!

And – brave beyond measure.  Even though it is NOT – it SEEMS commonplace to us now, but…can you even imagine?  We had no CLUE what they’d find up there.  Or whether they’d come home (like…. to the point that a speech was waiting for the President just in case they didn’t).  But…they walked out there, strapped on a Saturn V and said….GO!

Wow.  Just….wow.  Body parts made of titanium wrapped in diamond!

On a much MUCH more mundane level, let’s look at a card, shall we?  This one uses a fun sentiment set from the Annual catalog called Here’s A Card.  And – I used the new Apple Punch and Come To Gather DSP (from the 2019 Holiday Catalog), too.  Take a look-see:

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

I started with a piece of Whisper White and embossed it in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, then matted it on Pear Pizzazz for the card front.

Next up, I cut two Rectangle Stitched Dies from the wood-design of the new Come To Gather DSP (coming on 4 Sept!) and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the new Apple Punch, I cut three apples from checked paper in the Come To Gather DSP.  I also used the punch to make three Early Espresso stems and three Pear Pizzazz leaves.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stems and leaves to each apple.

I pulled out the Support Ribbon dies and cut a few little hearts from Cajun Craze.  I adhered them to the two apples with Liquid Glue.  Then I stuck all the apples onto the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Here’s A Card in Cajun Craze on a piece of Whisper White and cut it with the small Rectangle Stitched Die.  Then I popped it onto the middle apple with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish is off, I tied three small bows from Cajun Craze Linen Thread (yup – you read that right!) from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (coming 4 Sept) and adhered them with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Here’s A Card in Cajun Craze to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner I added another apple – letting the edges hang over and then trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another apple on the front…

…and more of the checkered Come To Gather DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Oh my goodness – I love the new Apple Punch (it ALSO makes pumpkins!!) – and the Come To Gather DSP.  You’ll be able to grab both of those – plus the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo – on 4 Sept.  Unless…you join us now or on 1 Aug.  THEN you could get them even faster!  I hope you like!

Check out the Extra Extra Joining Special and…let’s chat! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

 

 

LAST DAY! 🙂

Now’s the time to stock up on Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards! You’ll receive 20% OFF standard sizes (5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11), and our annual Odds & Ends Magnet Cards*. All discounts are applied during the checkout process.

PLUS for the first time ever…the Stamp-n-Die Bundle is available at 20% OFF! Organize your stamps and dies together so you never have to look for missing pieces again.

*Odds & Ends Magnet Cards are available in a variety of options and have limited quantities available. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, Monday, July 22, 2019.


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Watch for the Apple Punch and Come To Gather DSP and Ribbon Combo Pack on 4 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Support Ribbon die cut hearts

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Apple Punch leaves

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: Apple Punch stems

Come To Gather DSP (avail 4 Sep): Apple Punch apples; 1 3/8″ x 3″ Rectangle Stitched Die Cuts 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


Finn and Cerah having a little discussion.

He’s apparently said something that she didn’t care for and she’s stuck her tongue out at him.

We will never know….

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Modern Heart is a Well Written Thank You

Well.  Tuesday arrives.  And when I look out the window I don’t see the Greek isles – or miles and miles of ocean.

And – when I go to get a cup of coffee, no one will admonish me to “washy-washy”!! 🙂

It’s truly back to the real world, my peeps! 🙂

My Katy is fine – looks like she got along okay in our absence.  I wanted to thank Sonya for taking care of her, so…a card seemed to be in order!  And – unlike the horse-care-thank-you…this one needed a cat.  So…out came the Cat Punch.  And I paired it up with the new Modern Heart stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The color scheme for this one came from this week’s Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White.  In the middle, I stamped the bold “swath” image from the new Modern Heart stamp set.  I stamped it twice in Bermuda Bay ink.  With the tiny heart image, I stamped here and there in Pretty Peacock.  Then I matted the panel on Highland Heather.

On a second piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large heart image in Tuxedo Black.  Then I colored the various shapes on the inside with my Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends in Bermuda Bay, Shaded Spruce, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, and Pretty Peacock.  Then I fussy cut the heart.

I used some Glue Dots to adhere two lengths of Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the card front.

I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of my fussy cut Modern Heart and used them to wind several loops of Silver Metallic Thread.  Then I popped the heart onto the card front.

I punched the cat out of Basic Black card stock using the Cat Punch and adhered her over the heart with Liquid Glue.

Using the Well Written Dies, I cut “thanks” and “You” from Whisper White.  I snipped the “s” off of “thanks” and then adhered the words to the card with Liquid Glue.

I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the large Modern Heart in stamped-off-TWICE Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I added a sentiment in Highland Heather.  I scattered some tiny hearts across the panel in Bermuda Bay.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts on the front…

…and I used my Stamparatus to add the Modern Heart images on the back as well!

Et Voila!  I wasn’t sure about this Modern Heart set – but was intrigued by the samples in the catalog, so I added it to my stash!  And boy, am I glad that I did!  It’s obviously going to be a great set to use for all sorts of cards!  I love it in the peacock colors of the challenge.  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


My Retired Sale List!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Highland Heather 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″ (card front and inner liner); Modern Heart fussy cut heart; Well Written Dies sentiment die cuts

Basic Black Card Stock: Cat Punch


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 Man is home!  He was happy to see us – for about 15 seconds, then he zoomed around the Puppy Tubs lobby sniffing every single sniff.  And debating if he could get away with grabbing a bone out of one of the baskets!  Even the pictures are blurry! 😉

He was damp – so he’d obviously had a play in the pool in the morning – and ready to get in the car (after we got his suitcase and food bucket!).

That’s not his suitcase – that’s my new Soda Stream!

On the way to the house, right at the mailbox, we saw a doe and two (tiny!) fawns!  I was WAY WAY too slow to capture them on camera – but…the Man totally saw them!

Once we made it to the house, he unpacked his suitcase, putting Mr. Reindeer and Mr. Elephant away.  Then…it was time for….

…a nap in front of the air conditioning vent.  This travel stuff is exhausting – the jet lag is just horrendous! 😉

TTFN

M

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