Stampin’ Up! Many Blessings Country Lane for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


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

I decided to make a Thanksgiving card (say whaaaaa??!) using the wonderful Many Blessings stamp set and some Country Lane DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Pleasant Pheasants Thanksgiving

Good morning!  Happy beginning-of-a-short-week!  And almost-Thanksgiving!  Soon after this post goes live, I’ll be on my way to Huntsville for a meeting or two today and tomorrow.  Then home to start cooking for T-day!  I have deviled eggs, mashed potatoes and a couple of desserts on my to-do list.  And we’re going to be smoking the turkey!  Fingers crossed on that one!

If you were able to join me last night for my FB live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

My card looks more complicated than it was – which is awesome, right?  Thanks to the pretty Toil & Trouble DSP, Woodland TIEF (and a little bleach), a few leaves from the Seasonal Layers Framelits and some sentiments from Pleasant Pheasants – all the tools were there.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Pleasant Pheasants Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  How goes your weekend? 🙂

Being that it’s Sunday, we’ll get together tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page and make a fun little project!  NOTE:  I’ll be on at 7pm Eastern – an HOUR EARLIER than usual!!  Hope you can join me!

I made a Thanksgiving card – seemed like the right thing to do this week! – using the Pleasant Pheasants stamp set and a few more goodies.  I’ve got little less “sneak” and a little more “peek” for you for our video tonight!  Cuz I’m generous that way!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Festive No-Coloring Pleasant Pheasants!

Good Monday, y’all.

I’ll just go ahead and apologize for the early oxy-moron, okay?

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live Video, I appreciate you giving me a part of your weekend!  If not, but would like to take a gander at the video via the sorta-but-not-really instant replay, here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Pleasant Pheasants Video Sneak Peek!

Good morning, my peeps!  Well – it’s Sunday and, for the first time in a couple of weeks…I’ve got a SNEAK Peek for you!

Which means we’re going to get together this evening – at 8pm Eastern – over on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page for a live video!  Whoo-hoo!

I’ve missed y’all, y’all! 🙂

I found a fun technique on Pinterest and gave it a try using the pretty Pleasant Pheasants stamp set.  Take a sneaky peek….

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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:

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Stampin’ Up! Pleasant Pheasants on Buffalo Plaid

Good morning, my peeps!  Happy weekend!  Hope you have something fun planned.  We have Oil Change planned.  Bleh.

Did the title of the post take you a-back?  It’s Buffalo CHECK, Mary – not PLAID!

Well – but it CAN be plaid!  And it can be a plaid background for the lovely Pleasant Pheasants stamp set and a perfect Thanksgiving sentiment.  Take a look-see!

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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!

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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!!






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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

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse Country Home Sneak Peek

Good Monday, my peeps!  And welcome to the beginning of the end of Mary’s time in SoCal!  Just two weeks left and only a couple of days of the hard stuff.  Looking forward to my alarm not going off at 4am on Wednesday!  Might even do something crazy and not get to work at 7….might slow-roll-in around 8!

gasp…. 🙂

So my card today is a study in sneak peeks of the new 2018 Holiday Catalog (okay – yea – been doing that for a minute, I know!).  This one uses some gorgeous new Festive Farmhouse DSP and a great sentiment from the Country Home stamp set.  These are both available to customers on 5 Sept (and you could also get a sample of the paper in one of my DSP or I Want It All catalog shares!).  Take a look-see:

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