Thinking Of You

Stampin’ Up! Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts

Mornin’, y’all!  Well, we did it!  It’s FRIDAY!  And – for me, at least – it’s the Friday before three entire days off.

No phone calls from work.  No e-mails from work.  No…nothing from work!  Whoo-hooo!

Today’s card uses another previously un-inked stamp set for me – called Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts.  I paired it with the Petal Pair TIEF and…take a look-see:

I used the sketch challenge from this week’s MFT Card Challenge for my layout.

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And many of the elements were inspired by this week’s Card Concept photo challenge.

I started with a Thick Very Vanilla card base and dry embossed one side of the front in the Petal Pair TIEF.

The art panel is a piece of Very Vanilla and I stamped the flower cart image from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts set in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  I colored the flowers with my Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves with my Pool Party and Smoky Slate Markers.  I finished off each of the flowers with a Pearl Basic Jewel.

I used my Light and Dark Pool Party and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to color the cart’s canopy.  And my Smoky Slate Marker for the swag border.

The little bird is Pool Party and his heart is Pink Pirouette!

I embossed a Pink Pirouette panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and then Fast Fuse’d the art panel to it.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a bow from some Very Vanilla 1/2″ Vintage Lace – leaving extra long tails.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere the bow in the corner and then used several more Glue Dots to adhere the tails in waves.

My sentiment, from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts, is stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped a banner end with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker, then I adhered it with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added the absolutely adorable branch from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts in Basic Gray on a Very Vanilla panel.  Y’all – this is my newest favorite image!  It’s just ridiculously perfect!  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the bird.  Then I colored the flowers and heart in Pink Pirouette and the bird in Pool Party.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pink Pirouette mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base and the card was done!

I repeated the branch and bird image on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

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

Et Voila!  This is such a great stamp set, you guys!  The art work is just perfect and the fonts in the so-lovely sentiments are gorgeous.  Get.  This.  Set!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


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So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

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Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

BONUS TIME!!

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

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

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

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

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


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

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

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


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (art panel); 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment banner): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (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  

So – as I diet, I’m always intrigued by lower calorie foods that might “fool” me into thinking I wasn’t on a diet!

I recently discovered just such a food.

Halo Top Ice Cream!

Do you know it?

Their “hook” is the number of calories in an entire pint of their ice cream!  It’s like…not a ton!

Now -I’m not usually going to eat an entire pint of ice cream.

Usually.

BUT!  With the low calories, then a reasonable dose of ice cream isn’t going to break the calorie bank, right?

And, y’all?  

It’s.  GOOD!

I’ve had Chocolate Covered Banana and Salted Caramel.  Both quite tasty!

And – at least the Chocolate Covered Banana got the Aussie-Seal of Approval.

 

Eyebrow Deep.  That’s how you know it’s goooooooooodddd!!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Passions Celebrate Memories for the Stamp Ink Paper #131

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and the first Stamp Ink Paper challenge of 2018!  I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #131 this week involves a technique!  We’re Embossing!.

I ended up doing a couple of embossing techniques – Heat embossing and dry embossing with a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  And I used the fun new Petal Passion suite of products – including the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack – and the Celebrate You Thinlits from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Take a look-see:

Coincidently – or…is it?!? 🙂 … you can buy all these Petal Passion goodies in one of my special 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles – and, if you do, you’ll be able to get the Celebrate You Thinlits as your SAB goody!  Add a little card stock and ink and you’re ready to make this card! 🙂

Just sayin’….

So – I started with one of the larger cards in the Petal Passions Memories and More Card Pack and Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black mat for the card front.  The two middle panels are also from the Memories and More Card Pack – the bottom black one, I embossed in one of the Petal Pair TIEFs (you get two in the set) and then I adhered it on an angle to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits (available with a $100 purchase starting 3 Jan – that’s tomorrow!), I cut one sentiment from Silver Foil and the second from one of the chalkboard-y papers in the Memories and More Card Pack.  Then I adhered them to the Powder Pink card panel and popped that over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On yet another Powder Pink card in the Card Pack, I heat embossed the beautiful flower image from the Petal Palette stamp set in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I fussy cut it.

Don’t be scared.

Juuuuuuussssttttt breeeeaaaatttthhhhe….you’ll be done in no time!

I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere my fussy cut flowers to the card front.

For the embellishment, I made a Billie Moan bow with the new Silver Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added two little branch embellishments from the Petal Passion Embellishments – sticking them into the Glue Dot.  Finally, over that, I stuck a little bow from the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon with another Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the dots image from Petal Palette in Powder Pink ink across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I heat embossed three small flower images in Silver.  I colored a few Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend and added one to the center of each flower.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second Petal Palette sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Powder Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Petal Palette dots in Powder Pink across the front…

…and on the envelope flap, I added some paper from the Petal Passion DSP and colored the flowers with my Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.

Et Voila!  In the past, I’d always sort of relegated the Memories and More Card Packs to “scrapbooking” – but no more!  They’re filled with die cuts and printed acetates and gorgeous patterned cards that can really add a lot to all your card making.  Which is why I added it to my Petal Passion Special Bundle!  There’s method to my madness, y’all!!  This is such a beautiful suite of products – and the possibilities are….huge!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  I’ve got THREE Blog Candy packages up for grabs this week!  You’ve got until next Monday to get entered to win.  Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!

P.S  The 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration go LIVE tomorrow!!  Hope you’re ready!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

BONUS TIME!!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

Only one more day – tomorrow you can get all the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration goodies!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)  

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

Silver Foil:  Celebrate You Thinlits die cut

Petal Passion DSP:  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  

Monday – the very first day of 2018 – was well-digger-lunch-bucket cold here in GA.

Not as cold as it is in Iowa.  Or…Michigan.  Or…New York.  But – check my Zip Code – I don’t live there! 😉

The result of it being well-digger-lunch-bucket cold is that I tend to spend the day inside.  I “suit up” – hoody/covers/insulated hoody/ear warmer/watch cap/ear-warmer-as-balaclava/gloves/mittens-over-gloves – to go out and feed.  That happens twice per feeding, so four times a day.  

The rest of the day – I pretty much want to be in the house.

Not so the Man.

HE apparently likes 20.  Degrees!

Also – he wants ME to come out into the deep-freeze and play.

I don’t.  So…he’s bored bored bored.  

Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Hug, Mom.  I need to tell you something, Mom!!!  MOM!!

Let’s do do do do DO something, Mom!!

Maybe we could go…outside??  It’s that way!

Let’s stop making cards and…go…out…side!!

Poor little ‘bused dog. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Something Sneak Peek!

Well – we made it!  It’s Friday.  And it’s a three-day weekend!   And…it’s Christmas weekend!  So…Yeah!!

I, since it’s Christmas, made a New Baby card today – I had my massage (finally – it’s been way too long!) today and my massage therapist has only been back at work for a week after having her daughter.  So…I wanted to take her a little card.

The new Sweet Little Something stamp set (available 3 Jan) with it’s photo-realistic floppy-eared bunny, seemed like the perfect choice!  Take a look-see:

Like so many of us, I do spend a little time on Pinterest and a wonderful card, from Danielle Bennenk, caught my eye.  I tried to change it up a little – but…it’s so perfectly my kind of card, that…I just couldn’t improve on it!  You can check out Danielle’s original right here! 🙂

This week’s Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge seemed like a great place to showcase my card!

I started with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with a very faint image of the Sheet Music Background stamp. I inked the stamp around the edges with a Crumb Cake-inked Sponge Dauber.  And I didn’t add a lot of ink!  I wanted it faded.

Then I sponged the edges with the same Sponge Dauber and Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat.

I stamped the adorable Sweet Little Something bunny on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla.  This is a three-step image and, as usual, you want to start with the darkest ink color.  Step 1 is stamped in Crumb Cake.  Step 2 is stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  And step 3 is in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride.  Then I fussy cut it and lightly sponged the cut edges with the Crumb Cake Dauber.

I adhered a loop of Blushing Bride 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my cut-out bunny and used them to wind some loops of Linen Thread around, then popped the whole thing over the Blushing Bride ribbon.  The sentiment, from Sweet Little Something, is stamped on Very Vanilla in Crumb Cake.  I snipped banners in the ends, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, and adhered it over the bunny with Liquid Glue.

I added some little flower images from Sweet Little Something – aren’t they just too cute?!? – in Crumb Cake ink.  Then, to top it all off, there’s a few Glitter Enamel Dots and a couple three Clear Faceted Gems.  And the card was done!

On the inside, I repeated the very-light application of the Sheet Music image in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel.  I sponged the edges and added a few more little Sweet Little Something flowers.  The sentiment, stamped in Crumb Cake, is from the Flora and Flutter Paper Pumpkin stamp set (that’s really a great set, y’all!).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Powder Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Sweet Little Something bunny peeking in on the front, plus some of the little flowers.  And, since I still had the Paper Pumpkin stamp set handy, I thought an added little sentiment would be good…

…and then I added more flowers and a couple stamps of Sheet Music on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously, y’all – how cute is this Sweet Little Something bunny!?  And, there are so many color combinations you could use – and all would be perfect!  Hope you like – and are adding this one to your list!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Let me know ASAP if you want one of the last spots in the Online Host Club – I’ll be sending all the information out to the members next week! And let me know if you want a Catalog Share!


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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


Stampin’ Up! has added goodies and reduced prices…so head over to the Clearance Rack! where you’ll find savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you!


My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off

If You Want in – Now’s the Time!


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

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

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

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

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

And what do you get in return?

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

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


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

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


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

This second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 and SU! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

Sweet Little Something will be available on 3 Jan! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Crumb Cake 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″ (card front and inner liner); bunny cut-out

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 I spend a lot of time doing the pause-and-catch-up game.

It goes like this.

I’m driving the golf cart around the fence line – we’re “checking fence”.  A job.

Finn is ensuring that no bugs or acorns are lurking in the leaves and bushes.

That’s a pretty time-consuming job, so I frequently have to pause, look back to see him, and then holler “Here” in my best command voice.

It’s the voice that says…now, please.

Only please is sort of…loose. 😉

He knows that voice and so he usually – like 9.5 times out of 10! – hauls his wiggle butt at light-speed to get to me and sit down by the cart.

It looks like this….

I tell myself it’s the command-voice.

Or his overwhelming desire to please me.

Reality?  He wants a cookie.

I do seriously and firmly believe that he deliberately lags back so…I’ll call him so… he can race to me so…he can…and will!…get a cookie!

He’s something of a cookie-monster!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Hanging Garden Fun Fold for the Stamp Ink Paper #130

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #130 this week is a theme challenge…Just Say No To Christmas!

I was glad to have a solid excuse to not do a Christmas card today – you know,  other than the obvious it’s-pretty-late-to-try-to-send-a-Christmas-Card reason! And it really opened the door for another 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

I picked the beautiful Hanging Garden stamp set for today’s fun-fold card.  And I paired it up with the True Gentleman DSP.  Take a look-see:

Looks pretty standard, doesn’t it?  Well – it’s hiding a little secret.  A secret that I saw on Lisa Curcio’s blog site.  It’s a double-front card – check what happens when you raise up the circle art panel… It’s a second card front!

There’s still more to reveal, so read on!

I rather loosely used the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps to help me make my – double! – card front!

I started with a Very Vanilla card base – regular A2 size – and cut the front panel off at 2 7/8″ from the fold.  Card base #1!

Then I cut a second Very Vanilla card base at 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″ and scored/folded it at 5 1/8″.   I Fast Fuse’d a Tranquil Tide card stock mat to the inside of the larger card base #1 and then Fast Fuse’d the back panel of the smaller card base #2 to that.

Did that even sort of make sense?

I matted a small rectangle of the True Gentleman DSP (avail 3 Jan) on a Tranquil Tide mat and then to the short front piece on the outer card.

My art piece is a Very Vanilla panel cut with the largest of the Stitched Shapes Framelits circle dies.  On that, I stamped one of the pretty hanging baskets from the Hanging Garden stamp set (avail 3 Jan) in Versamark.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I used Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers to color the basket and then stamped some Tranquil Tide butterflies (from Hanging Garden) around the basket.


I matted the circle on a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits and then popped it onto the short card front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a tiny Linen Thread bow and the card front (the first one!) was done!

On the second card front, I added a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some Liqud Glue.  Over that, I added a sentiment banenr – cut from Very Vanilla and stamped in Night of Navy with the sentiment from Hanging Garden.  The ends are snipped with my Paper Snips and I edged it with my Tranquil Tide Marker.  And that was it for card front #2!

On the inside – which is the inside of the inner card (card base #2 – LOL), I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Hanging Garden in Night of Navy.  I added another butterfly image in Tranquil Tide – and that was it!  The card-within-a-card was done!


My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Tranquil Tide Hanging Garden butterflies on the front…

…and some more of the True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t Hanging Garden a gorgeous stamp set!?  It’s got wonderful sentiments and beautiful images – winner winner!  I love the True Gentleman DSP, too – so subtle and quiet!  

And this is a fun – and easy! – fun fold that will surprise your recipients! Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

 


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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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club

Let me Know if You Want One of Them…


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

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

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

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

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

And what do you get in return?

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

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


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

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


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

This second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 and SU! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


The Hanging Garden stamp set and True Gentleman DSP will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base #1, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and cut at ); 3 7/8″ x 10 1/4″  (inner card base #2, scored and folded at 5 1/8″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for small True Gentleman DSP panel on front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for second card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for back of card base #2); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art circle)

True Gentleman DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP panel); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front #2); envelope flap

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


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Finn Fan Fix  

We Hoo-mans are creatures of habit.

Finn and I start the day with coffee (me) and a little nap (him).

We brush our teeth (me) and put on our collars (him).

We set out the buckets (me) and check for any new tasty bites on the aisle floor (him).

The ponies come in and eat and we drive the golf cart around the fenceline (me) and check for wascle-y squirrels/ducks/deer/bugs (him).

Upon returning to the house to wait for the horses to finish their breakfast, we have another cup of coffee (me) and survey our world from the seat of the golf cart (him).

Every day.

With few exceptions!  I invite him to come in with me and he quite politely (but firmly) declines.

Guess he’s a Hoo-man of habit, too.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Here For You Layered Leaves

Happy happy HAAWWWWMMMP Day!!  The week is peaking and on the downhill slide!

And – this weekend looks to be fun – we’ve got an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “in person’ meeting – I love these and look forward to it each quarter!  And – this time…Finn has shown some interest in accompanying me!  So – he’ll get to meet part of the Inkin’ Krew and they’ll get to meet him!  

He’s not going to be making any cards, though.  No thumbs – hello?!!

So – a few days ago I saw a really cool card on Pinterest that used the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF – which I love.  It was from Monica Gale – and you can see her beautiful original right here!

I decided to CASE it for a little friendship card – and I added a nice sentiment from the Here For You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The colors for this card come from this week’s MFT Color Challenge.

I started with a panel of Shimmery White card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  I colored the leaves with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  Hint – when you do this, go easy with the Blends – and use the fine point end (not the brush end).  And, stay towards the middle of the embossed portions – trust me. 🙂

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat.  

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the simple little sentiment from the Here For You stamp set in Pacific Point near the bottom of the front of my Whisper White card base.  Yes – it was right smack on the card base – I held my breath the whole time!  

Then I wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the card front – securing it with a Glue Dot on the front (under where I’d planned to place my bow).

I popped the embossed and colored Layered Leaves panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots.

With a short length of the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon, I tied a faux bow near the Glue Dot I’d used to secure the ribbon wrapped around the panel. Then I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with another Glue Dot.

On the inside, I called on my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp the second sentiment from Here For You in Pacific Point ink on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Pool Party leaf cut from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat and then into the card base and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Pool Party Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaf.

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Et Voila!  I think I did justice to the original card – and I hope the recipient of this one will get a smile from it.  I love how the beautiful embossing looks colored with the new Stampin’ Blends, don’t you?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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



The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pacific Point Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for embossed panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Pool Party Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin 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!


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Finn Fan Fix  

Finn spent the day outside.

He coulda come in.

Didn’t want to.

Pretty day.

Chipmunks to stare down.

Birds to watch.

Dad to “help”.

Didn’t even eat his breakfast until dinner time!

Bowl empty.  Still hungry, mom!

Once he was finished, he strolled into the living room to see if he could mooch anything from me or his Dad.

And he made his way up onto the sofa.  Real casual, like.

So we took a selfie.

“We” is used loosely here. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Count My Blessings for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #126

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  And – it’s Day Two of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza – and my Double Peppermint Ordering Special! (More information is down below)

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #126 this week is a theme challenge – and it’s so appropriate for this week! 

 

I decided to go with the wonderful Count My Blessings stamp set and I added it to some pretty Painted Autumn DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started this one simply enough, matting a piece of leafy patterned paper from the Painted Autumn DSP on some Cajun Craze card stock, adhering it with Fast Fuse.

I made the sentiment panel from a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, stamping the beautiful sentiment from Count My Blessings in Early Espresso and cutting it out with the largest of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.  Then I matted it on a scalloped circle Cajun Craze mat.

To assemble the card, I used Glue Dots to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap ribbon in a large loop.  Over that, I adhered some berries cut from Cajun Craze using the die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  There’s also a couple of Very Vanilla pine boughs and Old Olive larger berries – all from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I used Glue Dots to stick them all on over top of the Burlap ribbon, popping the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I made a loopy-bow with some 5/8″ Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Ribbon – I made three loops on each side – in graduated sizes – and tied it closed with a piece of Jute Twine.  Then I added it with a Glue Dot.

 

On the inside, I stamped the leafy image from Count My Blessings in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel and colored the leaves with my Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  With my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker, I added a veritable plethora of tiny little dots all around the leaves.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Early Espresso spray of leaves colored in Old Olive (remember your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig plastic sheet!) and Cajun Craze dots on the front…

…and some more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I just love this Count My Blessings stamp set, don’t you?  And – of course – the Painted Autumn DSP is perfect.  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 94TNJG77

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


Online Extravaganza is underway

and

I’m offering DOUBLE PEPPERMINT POINTS!


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of Online Extravaganza on 26 Nov 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice (and I’ll let you save your gift until the Occasions Catalog comes out if you want!)! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


 ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES!!

It’s started!  Online Extravaganza!  Check out all the deals – you can stock up and gather Double Peppermints all at the same time!  

Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies – or click here to go right to them in my Online Store.

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have another special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We’ll provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!


The Next Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens on 5 Dec

You’ve been hearing about the new stamp-placement tool from Stampin’ Up! called the Stamparatus!!  And I know for certain sure that you want (no….need one!).  And you can reserve your very own for delivery in Spring 2018!!  

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


 


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2“)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for sentiment)

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

Painted Autumn 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  

Today, Finn got a little cheated.  Oh, he got his run this morning and evening.  And some stick keep-away with Mom.  

But…the kitties got something he desperately wanted.  And they most assuredly did not!  

A ride in the van.  No – the panthers aren’t fans of any ride anywhere.  But – when the destination is the….vet’s! 😦  

Yes – they had to go see their doctor, today.  Katy has an allergy – and has now had a nice steroid shot to make the itching stop.  And Leo…well.  He’s going to have to have his teeth cleaned after Thanksgiving! 

Finn doesn’t care.  Needles?  Thermometer-in-rude-places!??  Stethoscope?!?

Bring it.  It’s a RIDE.  IN.  THE.  VAN!!  And….PEOPLE.  WHO.  WANT.  TO.  PET.  HIM!!

We tried to make it up to him.  

I let him help me open the mail.

It was a present from my Mom.  So – he inspected it very carefully…
…all over…
…and gave it the Aussie-nibble-of-approval.
Thanks, Mom! 🙂
TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Warm Merry Patterns for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster playing with today’s color challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Okay – so, not gonna fib…this one wasn’t easy for me.  Not sure why.  But it wasn’t.  On top of my dithering and fussing, I had the added dilemma of not having brought Tangerine Tango ink or card stock.  So…from the git-go I was subbing in Pumpkin Pie! 😦

I figured it would help to have a sketch to work from, so I took advantage of the one from this week’s TGIF Challenges.

I used the Merry Patterns stamp set and a sentiment from the Hug in a Mug set.  Combined with Spooky Night DSP and some embossing….well.  Take a look-see:

I started by adhering a piece of the Spooky Night DSP onto the bottom of a Very Vanilla card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I embossed the whole thing in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I matted it on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and wrapped some Jute Twine twice around the seam, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the art piece, I first stamped the Merry Patterns deer in Early Espresso on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the largest of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Then, I stamped the same image again, this time in Pumpkin Pie, on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla.  I fussy cut just the “sweater” and adhered it to my deer with Liquid Glue.

With the sentiment from the Hug in a Mug stamp set, I added a sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  Finally, I stamped the pine bough image a few times in Lemon Lime Twist at the feet of the deer.

I matted the circle on a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle, cut with my Circles Layering Framelits.

And then I decided to get fancy.  I cut up a couple of Foil Snowflakes and adhered them around the circle, vanilla-side up.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a small bow of Jute Twine with a Glue Dot.

Nope.  Not gonna do it – didn’t like the end result one bit.  One of those “sound in theory, flawed in execution” ideas.  I just didn’t love it.  So…carefully pried up the circle, pulled off the snowflakes and popped it back on.

There it is!  Much more better!

On the inside, I adhered a small strip of the Spooky Night DSP to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and embossed it in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I stamped a few more Merry Patterns pine boughs in Lemon Lime Twist on a Very Vanilla panel and adhered my embossed strip over the top.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a Merry Patterns deer, in Early Espresso, on the front.  Then I added some Lemon Lime Twist pine boughs…

…then I added more Spooky Night DSP to the envelope flap, and embossed it in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF (probably can’t see that in the picture!)!

Et Voila!  I’m not in love with the card, but I AM in love with the Merry Patterns stamp set – which is still (and only!!) available thru the end of October.  Scroll on down to find out how to get it for yourself before it’s gone-baby-gone!  Hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

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


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Stampin’ Blends – Available 1 November 17!

 


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

With the release of the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov, we’ll also be offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  This fun kit – and the coordinating stamp set feature beautiful line image art that will help you get blending!  Check it out!

The Color Me Happy Project Kit and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will ONLY be available while supplies last.  So – be ready to snap it up when they “go live”! 

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.  

So – be watching for more information about this fun new way to get yer color on!!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment)

Spooky Night DSP: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (lower DSP panel 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!


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No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days – and probably none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦

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Stampin’ Up! Torn Corners Count My Blessings

Happy Tuesday!  Hoping that your week is going well.  Mine is…going.  Fast.  I’m going to look up and it’s going to be Saturday and I’ll be packing to go!  But I’m trying to consider that that just means it’s going to be closer to being over AND closer to seeing my friends (and the new Occasions catalog) at OnStage!!  And then…coming back home!

Yea.  That’s how I’m going to look at it.  Pull up my big girl panties and JUST DO IT!! 🙂

Today, though, let’s talk cards, shall we?  I made another card using the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Now – this isn’t my usual color scheme – I used them to play along with the Global Design Project challenge – but I keep forgetting that the deadline is in Australia time.  So…Tuesday there is Monday here and I keep missing it! 😦

The sketch, though, that inspired my layout comes from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – straight down the right side!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the leaf image in Count My Blessings, stamped all over it with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  

For my four layers with the rounded corners – I decided to tear the edges.  The bottom layer is Calypso Coral card stock.  Next up is a piece of Painted Autumn DSP – and I sponged the torn edges with a little more Lemon Lime Twist.  Then comes another piece of Painted Autumn DSP and finally, a piece of Whisper White.  I adhered each piece with Liquid Glue – and then trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer.  For the the last layer, the Whisper White panel, I stamped the Count My Blessings flower on before adhering it.

To stamp that flower, I used a couple of techniques I learned from Amy Koenders.  First I inked the stamp with Peekaboo Peach ink.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to add some Calypso Coral around the edges of the flower – giving it a little depth.  For the leaves, I used my Blender Pen to pick up the Peekaboo Peach ink – making way for the Lemon Lime Twist (the Blender Pen sort of works like an eraser!).  I added the Lemon Lime Twist by coloring them directly with my Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I “huffed” on the stamp and stamped it on my Whisper White panel.  And adhered it with the Liquid Glue.  Finally, I Fast Fuse’d the card front to a Lemon Lime Twist mat.

My sentiment, also from the Count My Blessing stamp set, is stamped on Whisper White in Calypso Coral ink.  I cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die and matted it on a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped oval, cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and then popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped another of the Count My Blessings flower images in Lemon Lime Twist across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to dab color on each flower.  Finally, using the fine-tip side of my Calypso Coral Marker, I added just a touch of that to each flower, too.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Count My Blessings flowers in Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral across the front…

…and a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  While this isn’t exactly my cup-o-tea in the colors department, it’s definitely a cheerful and fun card, yes?  And the Count My Blessings stamp set is certainly gorgeous, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Getting close, y’all, but there’s just a couple days left for you to give me an assist and get in on a chance to earn a super-duper thank you gift!!  Jump in and help me reach that $1000 goal – and a big final quarter of the 2017 SU! Year!  Join my Super Workshop – read on for the details!


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Super Workshop” code that will reach the goal!)

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


SUPER WORKSHOP OPEN NOW!!

This week only, I’ve got a special workshop open – and I generated a special Host Code:  YRS26ABP.  I hope that y’all will place orders using that Host Code! – and help me reach my goal of a $1000 show!  

I for sure can’t do it alone, so…as a thank you to all who order with the special Host Code (YRS26ABP) this next week – yes this code is only good until the end of the month (30 Sept) – I have a few gifts!

First of all – TRIPLE Peppermint points!

Triple points makes it super fast and super easy to reach that magic number of 16 Peppermints.  Remember, when you hit that number, you’ll receive a FREE $40 gift from me that I’ll have shipped directly to you!  With this special – a single order of $149 will earn you an Instant Reward (yep – I’ll round up as a thank you!)

Second – of course you’ll get my ordering Thank You gift and one of my handmade cards (left blank so you can send it or keep it) and coordinating non-nekkid envelopes!

Third – when we get to the $1000 mark, the order that takes us over the edge….is going to receive a really (really!) nice thank you gift!  Here’s part 1 of the Thank You!  

What’s in the picture?  

There’s an I Want It All 2017 Holiday Catalog Share (in the cello bag); the Label Me Pretty Clear mount stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch,  a roll of 1/4″ Copper Trim and one roll of each color of 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive).  

Inside the cello bag….

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack – 12 Sheets
Merry Little Christmas DSP – 6 Sheets  
Merry Music Specialty DSP – 12 Sheets
Christmas Around the World DSP – 6 Sheets
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP – 4 Sheets  
Champagne Foil – 2 Sheets
Painted Autumn DSP – 6 Sheets
Spooky Night DSP – 6 Sheets
Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon – 2 yards
7/8″ Striped Ribbon – 1 yard
Jute Twine – 3 yards
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack – 1 yard Silver and 1 yard Real Red
Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – 2 yards
Vintage Crochet Trim – 1 yard
Stitched Felt Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs
Mini Ornaments – 2
Green Sprigs – 2
Acetate Card Boxes – 1
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows – 9 total – 3 Green, 3 Red, 3 White
Foil Snowflakes – 4 total – 2 Silver, 2 Gold
Year of Cheer Embellishments – 4 total – one each of two designs in Silver and Gold
Mini Pizza Boxes – 1
3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes – 4
Treat Tubes – 2
Christmas Around the World Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs

Finally – on top of all that – Part 2 of the Thank You… the person making that final “push” order will get to spend all the Stampin’ Rewards, choose a half-price item and will receive the beautiful Merry Patterns stamp set!

And that’s on top of TRIPLE Peppermints, an Ordering Gift, a handmade card to keep or send, and the “candy” in the picture!

So – help me out, y’all – let’s hit this goal!  

P.S.  If you’ve been eyeballing my special Holiday Catalog bundles – now’s a great time to order!  I’ll use our special host code and that’ll count towards our goal.  And might even be the “final” order needed to go over $1000 – and you know what that would mean! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Special” code that will reach our goal!)

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


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped oval (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); art panel on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

Painted Autumn DSP:  Two layers on the card front – torn and trimmed to fit; envelope flap

Calypso Coral: Bottom layer on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

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 will, occasionally, stand up from his nap, stretch and come over to where I’m either working on the computer or at my stamping desk.

He stops in front of me, looking at me expectantly.

Sometimes it means he needs to go out.

More often – if means….Hug.

And I usually accommodate him – cuz…who doesn’t appreciate a good fur-hug in the middle of a stressful day?

Not easy to take a selfie with 65 pounds of wiggly Aussie half in and half out of your lap!

Consider yourself hugged! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings CAS Acorns

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Friday.  Finally.  It’s been a heckuva week.  I know there are still folks in FL and TX for whom Friday or Tuesday makes no never mind – and I’m awfully sorry for that.  You have my continued prayers for better days – and power!! – ahead!

My card today is a quick and easy one – that’s also clean-and-simple.  It uses the Count My Blessings stamp set and a few other little goodies to help out.  Take a look-see:

This one played with a couple of challenges.  The first is from Stamp Ink Paper and was the impetus for the clean-and-simple Fall theme.

And the second, from the Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge, gave me my layout.

I started out with a piece of leaf-strewn paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and covered it with a piece of Vellum card stock in the same card-front size.  I used Fine-Tip Glue to adhere the Vellum – being sure to only put the glue under the middle portion of the Vellum in order to keep the glue from showing through.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel on a Cajun Craze mat.

The sentiment, from Count My Blessings, is heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  That piece of card stock is slightly smaller than the next layer – which is another square of Very Vanilla.  I used my Circles Layering Frameltis die to cut a circle from this square – then I embossed the panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  With the de-bossed side up, I popped the square over the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the same size circle die and the next larger scalloped circle die, I cut a Copper Foil frame and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On a scrap of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Count My Blessings acorn image in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Using my Blender Pens and Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Old Olive ink pads, I colored the acorns and leaves.  Then I fussy cut the image and adhered it with Liquid Glue (and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under the leaf) to the panel.

I repeated the Copper embossed image on another panel of Very Vanilla card stock, colored just the acorns, and fussy cut them.  I lightly rolled the acorns around a pen to give them some dimension – and then popped them over the first image with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I tied a small bow with two lengths of Linen Thread and two lengths of Copper Metallic Thread, and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used the Count My Blessings acorn image again.  I inked it with Crumb Cake, stamped it off once on scrap paper, and stamped it in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze 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 stamped-off-once Crumb Cake acorn from Count My Blessings…

…and then I added more of the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how this acorn from Count My Blessings looks embossed in Copper and fussy cut.  Especially against the simple embossed panel and Copper sentiment.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Don’t miss out on my special bundle deals!  There’s information down below! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3 3/8″ square (embossed panel); 3 1/8″ square (sentiment panel); Count My Blessings acorn

Vellum Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (over card front)

Copper Foil: 2 3/4″ scallop circle cut out and 2 3/8″ scallop circle cut out (frame)

Painted Autumn 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  

We’re an America’s Got Talent household.

We don’t have any particular telent – oh, no.

We like to watch the show.

Don’t judge.

Last night, while we were watching, a dog act came on the screen.

Finn, who was, at the time, allowing me to hold his chew bone while he chewed it….stopped.  Looked over his shoulder with his lips caught in his teeth.

Then he raced over to the tv.

And watched….

aaaannnnndddd….watched…..

“wonder what the judges think…..”

Finally just gave up and sat down to watch in comfort.

I was laughing so hard (behind my hand and trying to hold it in so as to not offend…) that I was absolutely in tears!

Funny little kid.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy Goes Swimming!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you had a great weekend – and are ready for the week!

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks for spending part of your weekend with me! 🙂  If not, here’s the video to watch to see how to make today’s card!

I made a card to send to my friend who recently had surgery – and is having a rough time right now.  I hope this one, created with the This Little Piggy stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the Count My Blessings stamp set – avail on 1 Sept in the 2017 Holiday Catalog – will bring her a little smile.  Take a look-see:

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All the card cuts are below and the process to make the “ocean” is in the video, so give that a watch!

I made the ocean with some Color Theory DSP paper in Dapper Denim that I cut with the scalloped die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I also dry embossed each sheet in the Seaside TIEF.

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On my Whisper White card front, I painted a “sunset” in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and a touch of Flirty Flamingo with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I added some Pool Party clouds and the sentiment, from This Little Piggy, which is stamped in Dapper Denim.

I stamped two of the flying piggies in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White and fussy cut them, then colored them in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo, again using the Clear Wink of Stella.

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I layered all the pieces onto my card front with Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse’d it to a Flirty Flamingo mat, then wrapped some Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine three times around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  My bow is adhered with a Glue Dot (I show you how to make that on the video, too!)  As a final touch, I added a Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Shape to the middle of the bow.

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On the inside, I stamped the piggy again in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel and colored her again in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  Over her, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the gorgeous sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set (available 1 Sept) in Dapper Denim.  Then I added a few Pink Pirouette Enamel Shapes hearts.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another This Little Piggy piggy on the front…

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…and a piece of Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This (adorable) Little Piggy is cute enough to make anyone smile when they see her – but…two of them?!?  Diving and cavorting in the ocean?  Oh yea – I think it’s gonna work!  And how gorgeous is the font on that sentiment from the Count Your Blessings stamp set?  I hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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


Painted Autumn Bundles Available Now!

Now’s your chance to get in on a couple of great bundles of goodies from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog featuring the beautiful Painted Autumn suite of products and some coordinating products.  

I’ve designed two bundles for you to choose from.  Check them out!

 

Bundle #1:  The Painted Autumn Deluxe – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $125 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).

Here’s what’s included in the $99 Deluxe Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Four “Fall-flavored” Classic Stamp Pads (Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Garden Green)
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels  

Bundle #2:  The Painted Autumn Basic – this one’s for you if you already have all the ink pads that you need to make gorgeous Fall cards.  This one is $76 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $100.

Here’s what’s included in the $76 Basic Bundle:

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp and Leaf Punch) – this is a photopolymer stamp set
  • Painted Autumn DSP Pack
  • Painted Autumn Card Stock Pack
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
  • Touches of Nature Elements Pack
  • Very Vanilla Note Cards And Envelopes Pack
  • Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine  
  • FREE Jute Twine OR Black Rhinestone Jewels

There are more reasons to snap these up – including Double Peppermint Points and the September Online Tutorial featuring this Suite of products.  You can get all the details and a form to sign up for your bundle right here.  

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on the 31st!  That would be next Thursday, just in case you’re not closely monitoring the imminent arrival of the new 2017 Holiday Catalog on Friday, 1 Sept! 🙂


2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Still Available!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

No??  Well,  if you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


This is the Last Few Days to Cash Your Bonus Days Coupons!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Count My Blessings stamp set will be available on 1 Sept in the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut piggies

Color Theory DSP:  3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (white bottom wave on stack – measured to top of scallop); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ ( next blue wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (next white wave); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ (“top” blue wave); 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 is a helper.

He helps the kitties get from one room to another.  Whether they want his help or not!

He helps me in the kitchen.

He helps his Dad in the….kitchen.

The other day we smoked a pork shoulder butt.

Wait – a “shoulder” “butt”?!?  What the heck is that!?

Regardless – we smoked it and then Wayne pulled it.

And – in the interest of ensuring that no pork would find it’s way to the floor, Finn helped!

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I’m not sure the picture fully captures the intensity and focus.  He never blinked….

TTFN

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