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Stampin’ Up! Sending Hugs for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

Yesterday I got my first non-pre-order order from the new catalog and I was awash with wonderfulness.  It was a hard decision to pick what to play with first – have I mentioned that I love WAAY too much in this new offering?!?  But – our color challenge and a photo inspiration challenge sealed the deal and I pulled out the Sending Hugs stamp set and bundled Layering Hugs dies.  Take a look-see:

So – this card has many CASE’d elements from the sample card for this bundle in the new catty.  It was the card that persuaded me that I NEEDED this set!

Here’s our color challenge for the week.

And the photo from The Card Concept was also inspirational.  I’d say my card is Clean & Layered. Yes? 🙂

I started with a piece of Basic White that I embossed in the new Bark 3D Embossing Folder (LOOOOVE!!!) and matted on Pale Papaya for the card front.

On a smaller piece of Basic White, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the big floral sentiment image from Sending Hugs in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I tore the right edge of the panel to get it all the way down to its final size.

Using my Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends, I colored the gorgeous flowers and leaves.  Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a piece of Pale Papaya paper from the Hand-Penned DSP to a piece of Foam Adhesive sheet and ran it thru my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the “HUGS” die in place.  This is so cool – it’s a single die that cuts all the letters at once!

I peeled the backing off my letters and adhered them in place over the stamped sentiment.

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped the small floral image from Sending Hugs in Tuxedo Black and colored them with my Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends, then cut them with the matching die in Layered Hugs.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the three flowers together into a little bouquet, then adhered them to the card front – tucking the stems “into” the popped-up sentiment.

I tied a little bow from the Crumb Cake twine in the new Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Sending Hugs sentiment in Polished Pink on a piece of Pale Papaya card stock and cut it with the larger label die in the Layered Hugs set.

I used Liquid Glue on the left side of the sentiment and a double-stack of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the right side and stuck it over the bow.

A Fresh Freesia 2021-2023 In Color Jewel finished off the card front.

For the inside, I stamped the small floral from Sending Hugs twice in Tuxedo Black and colored them with the Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pale Papaya mat and into my Evening Evergreen card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Sending Hugs flower on the front…

…and more Hand-Penned DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  See why I NEEDED to have this Sending Hugs stamp set?  By itself it’s beautimous….add the amazing Layered Hugs dies (bundled for a 10% savings!) and BOOM!  It’s a bit of a fly-over set, but…enter holding when you come across it on page 19!  I think you’ll love it like I do!  And – ALL the 2021-2023 In Colors together on one card?!?  You betcha – this group of colors is AMAZING together!! 🙂

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

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

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 


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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The May Tutorial features the Pansy Patch Bundle!  


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today – it might include a look at some new goodies! 😉  Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Connect, Craft & Collect $25 Stampin’ Rewards Bonus

4 May – 14 June!!

From 4 May – 14 June,2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards! Which means…MORE free goodies to kick off our new catalog!!

 

Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any merchandise in either of the current catalogs, including the host exclusive items on pages 170-171 in the new Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June Mini Catalog!

Click this image to download a printable flyer with the details.

I can even set up a Host Code just for you – you give it to your friends and family – then they can order thru my Online Store, using that Host Code – to help you reach that $250 mark!  🙂  Holler at me if you have any questions or if you’d like me to set up a host code for you! You can drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


Stampin’ Up! Join+ Promotion 4 – 31 May!

 

May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because you’ll get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit! Whoo-hoo!

From May 4–31, you’ll get $125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!!

Here’s the Deets:

  • PROMOTION DATES: MAY 4–31, 2021
  • New demonstrators who purchase their Starter Kit between May 4 and May 31 will be able to redeem $155 of Starter Kit eligible products for $99.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before May 4 or after May 31 will not be eligible for this offer.
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  • The Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards at no additional charge.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • The Starter Kit promotion begins May 4.
  • Deadline to purchase the Starter Kit and receive the extra $30 in free products: May 31, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

In addition to the amazing added value to the Starter Kit, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters! Plus, you get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events! Demonstrators also get at least a 20% discount on all of the products that they purchase and there is no requirement to sell to anyone.

And – if you join with me (and become an official member of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!) here’s some more goodness for you:

  • We have monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
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There’s no risk and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now (and hardly any reasons to NOT join!) and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Pale Papaya Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Layering Hugs die cut sentiment label

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (torn-edge panel on card front); Layering Hugs Die cut flowers

Hand-Penned Petals DSP: Layering Hugs Die cut sentiment; envelope flap


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


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Finn Fan Fix 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Thinking of You!

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Welcome to the work week! Hope you had a good Easter – we did some work around the place then had a good dinner with some of our Honeybaked Ham we’d frozen at Christmas, sweet potatoes from the Mealthy and collard greens from our garden!  First meal from the garden in 2021!  Whoo-hoo!  And – of course, I whipped us up a couple of deviled eggs.  Cuz…holiday dinner! 🙂

Today’s card features a really pretty stamp set – that is retiring (😢) soon – called Field of Flowers.  I tried my hand at another clean and simple card with it – take a look-see:

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

And the pretty color palette is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.

I started by placing a Very Vanilla panel into my Stamparatus.  On top of it – where it would be on the card – I placed a Stitched So Sweetly rectangle – also from Very Vanilla.  I held it in place with a little repositionable runner adhesive.

I first stamped the Field of Flowers sentiment in Highland Heather.

Next, I added the stem/leaves image in stamped off once Pear Pizzaz.  Then I stamped the flowers in So Saffron.  Notice that I let both hang off the edge of the die cut!

I picked up the die cut and stamped the leaves and flowers again on the card front itself.

Then I matted the panel on Highland Heather for the card front.

I used a piece of the Very Vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack (ALSO retiring soon!) to wrap around the panel – securing it in back with Glue Dots.

I added the little Field of Flowers dragonfly in Highland Heather by the flower – then popped the die cut onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Field of Flowers sentiment in Highland Heather on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I stamped the stems in Pear Pizzazz, the flowers in So Saffron and the little dragonfly in Highland Heather!

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Field of Flowers florals and dragonfly on the front…

…and I adhered some new Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in So Saffron to the envelope flap.  Note:  this is one of the NEW designs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

Et Voila!  Still not really my wheelhouse – had to keep turning away from my embellishment stash! – but…I DO love the Field of Flowers stamp set.

Field of Flowers – and it’s bundled Confetti Flowers Punch…

CONFETTI FLOWERS BORDER PUNCH

– are both retiring soon….like on 3 May! You can get that fun punch for just $9.20 – that’s 60% off!!). 🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: KGY3WW7C

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The March Tutorial features the Art Gallery Bundle!  


If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
    Ordering deadlines:

DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Would you like to see listings of the Retiring products?

    • 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring list as a PDF
    • Click here to see ALL the Item in a sortable Excel Spreadsheet 
    • See the sortable list with the non-English language sets removed right here!

Remember, even if a BUNDLE carries over to the next catalog, it most likely will NOT be at the 10%-off bundle price, so get them while you can at their discounted price!!

While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2019-2021 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast!  Ink Pads, Refills and Stampin’ Blends are all showing Low Inventory, so…tarry not!

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Highland Heather Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Third-from-Largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (on front)

2021-2022 Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in So Saffron) : 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 

Finny had a good Easter.

It included a few rides in the truck – just around the place as we moved mulch – some time spend sleeping under the golf cart – some time spent sleeping in the house and…his Easter cookie!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I haven’t played too much with the Tranquil Thoughts bundle – but…I should have been!  It’s got such pretty florals – and the sentiment I used on today’s card is one of my favorite pairs!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, For A Friend, For You, Friendship, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Brilliant Butterfly Bijou and FREE Shipping Coming Tomorrow!

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s St Paddy’s Day eve!

Pretty sure there’s no traditional “things” that happen on St Paddy’s Day Eve so if you haven’t prepared anything – you’re good! Well – assuming you’ve got your Green ready to wear tomorrow!

AND – Stampin’ Up! has announced that TOMORROW is especially lucky for all of us – cuz they’re giving all of us FREE SHIPPING on 17 March 2021 on all orders over $50!  Check below for ALL the details, okay!  And then get your ordering fingers all warmed up!! 🙂

I have a card for you today that uses the…wait for it.   Try to guess.  Do NOT read the title of this post.

Okay – I know you totally did.  Yes – it’s the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and some Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I can’t help it very much! I am pretty enamored of this suite right now – and don’t see that changing any time soon.

Sorry.  Not sorry!

For this one, I paired it with the wunnermus Happy Thoughts stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Touch of Ink Happy Thoughts Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning! And happy Sunday!  I hope you’re having a great weekend – maybe warming up a bit?  We had a gorgeous day yesterday and it’s looking to be the same today.  Chilly, yes – but bright and beautiful!

If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me on my Facebook Live video last night, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!

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Stampin’ Up! Art Gallery & Brilliant Wings with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Only a few days left for Sale-A-Bration, y’all – so…if there are still some of the free goodies you’re wanting – now’s the time!

I’ve also got my Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundle – with some add-ons! – available for you to order.  Check it out down below! 🙂

Speaking of Butterfly Bouquet, I’m a little obsessed with the Brilliant Wings die cut butterflies right now!  If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me – and getting another peek at them!   If not, here’s the replay!

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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Bouquet Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I had a hankering to play with the soon-to-be-available Butterfly Bouquet bundle and gorgeous Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming to you on 2 March!), so that’s what I reached for.  I added a couple sentiments from Tranquil Thoughts and some leaves using its bundled Tranquil Dies (all available now).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Butterfly Bouquet, Encouragement, Life Event, Sympathy, Thinking Of You, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 28 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Many Messages & Fine Art Gallery Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Hey y’all – welcome to the LAST SUNDAY of 2020!!  Can you believe it?  Besides some return to whatever “normal” is – what are your hopes and wishes for 2021?

Do not say World Peace.  It’s too easy.  😉

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Wild Roses & Happy Thoughts Sneak Peek

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day and…Merry Christmas Eve Eve!  Ready or not….it’s upon us, y’all!

We’re headed today to get my Christmas present.  I’m excited!  I mean – it’s a work thing, but…still!   Only downside is we have to do the trek to Atlanta to get it.  Bleh.  But – I’m still excited!

My card today is a play on the Triple Time Technique – made quick and easy with the oh-so-handy-and-awesome Stamparatus!  I used two new stamp sets – that you’ll be able to get on 5 Jan.  One is a lovely background stamp called Wild Roses and the other is the wonderful Happy Thoughts sentiment set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  So – last night was pretty fun!  We had a concert from Pat Benatar and yes…she DID hit us with her best shot.  I mean, we belong AND we are young-adjacent, so… you know! 😉

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Collage card, Friendship, Fun Fold card, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special!, Special Bundles, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You, Uncategorized, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 26 Comments

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