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Stampin’ Up! Comfort & Hope Sneak Peek With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had an awesome week.  Headed into a long weekend!  So…put on your 3-day weekend pajamas!  🙂

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video yesterday – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

This card is a sneak peek of the new Comfort & Hope set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  And it’s a sweet one – especially when paired with some wonderful textural paper from the In Good Taste DSP (also coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog).  Take a look-see:

The color palette for this one is from the Global Design Project color challenge this week.

I started with a piece of stucco-looking paper from the new In Good Taste DSP (I can’t wait for you to get a good look at this paper in person – it’s amazing!) and began to build my “ink collage”.

In Blushing Bride, I stamped the wreath image from the Comfort & Hope set.  Then I started adding leaves in stamped-off-once Pretty Peacock and faceted gems (not real – stamped!) in full strength Pretty Peacock.

The grid pattern stamped image is done in Soft Sea Foam – as are the little dots. These are all images from Comfort & Hope!  I also added a couple of leaves in Soft Sea Foam.

Once all the stamping was done, I cut a Stitched Rectangle die from the middle of the panel and matted that die cut on Pretty Peacock.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the remaining “frame” to a Pretty Peacock mat.  Then I popped the cut out back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a medium-sized simple bow with the gold trim from the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (available 3 Jun) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Comfort & Hope in Pretty Peacock.  I added a grid image and some dots in Soft Sea Foam, and a few “faceted gems” in Pretty Peacock.  Then I cut it out with the Timeless Label Punch.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a few Gold Metallic Pearls – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked and stamped more collage images in Blushing Bride, Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more collage elements on the front…

…and some of the In Good Taste DSP – stamped with Comfort & Hope images – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love that this pretty Comfort & Hope set is so conducive to creating stamped collages!  The sentiments are also pretty perfect – especially for the times we’re in, huh?

And how cool does it look stamped on the In Good Taste DSP!??  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

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 Rewards page for full details.


New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

And I have just ONE spot left!!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  Only the one space is available for June – which is perfect since it coincides with the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!  🙂


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for Stitched Rectangle Die cut)

Whisper White Card Stock: Timeless Label Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Card front); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ Rectangle Stitched Die (middle panel); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


Just a dog.

Standing on a road.

With his tongue out.

 

The end.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Sneak Peek for Every Season

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  I’ve heard from a few folks who have received their catalogs from me – so…if you think you were on my list – be checking your mailboxes!  The USPS moved them pretty fast! 🙂

My card today is one that I made with my Pre-Order goodies which, oh-by-the-way!, YOU could select as part of your Starter Kit if you join right now (instead of waiting until the 3rd of JUNE!!)!  Ask me how!

No.  Really.  Ask me how and join the team!

You know you want to! 😉

Anywho – I pulled out the Field Of Flowers stamp set and combined it with some paper from the Flowers For Every Season DSP and the coordinating Memories & More Card Pack.  Take a look-see:

Easy peasy – and not a fussy-cut in sight! 😉

The layout for this one hails from the As You See It Challenge this week.

I started with a Just Jade card from the new Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack.

For the card front, I matted a piece of Flowers For Every Season DSP on a piece of Bumble Bee card stock.  Then I cut a coordinating piece with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I matted a strip of yet another design from the Flowers For Every Season DSP on Bumble Bee and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  Then I wrapped a piece of the open weave ribbon from the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack around it – adhering it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

I cut down one of the small cards in the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack.  Then I stamped the pretty sentiment from Field of Flowers in Shaded Spruce and matted it on Bumble Bee.

I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, on a Very Vanilla panel, I stamped a second sentiment from Field of Flowers in Shaded Spruce.  In the corner, I added the stems in Shaded Spruce and the sweet wild-flowers image in Crushed Curry.  And…I thought I was done.  But then…I spied with my little eye…the dragonflies in the set!  Love dragonfly images, so…on they went in Tuxedo Black!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The pre-printed envelope from the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes got more of the Field of Flowers flowers on the front…

…and the flap is already decorated on the inside, so…done!

Et Voila!  You guys – I LOVE this Field of Flowers stamp set!  The big focal sentiment “always”, in the gorgeous font, is designed to work in combination with the other words and phrases in the set.  And…the flowers are wonderful!

And there is no denying the beauty of the Flowers for Every Season DSP, is there??

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

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 Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Storage SALE!!

And…New Magnet Card Sizes!

Hey – Stamp-N-Storage has got a couple new-size Magnet Cards – The 12×12 and 6×6 Magnet Cards have the same strong magnet material and sturdy poster backing customers love. PLUS the 12×12 and 6×6 Magnet Cards fit inside the Paper Sleeves for easy labeling and can be stored in a Paper Holder!

To celebrate the release of these new Magnet Cards, Stamp-n-Storage will offer a 20% OFF Magnet Card Sale on May 19-20. The sale includes all Magnet Card sizes (5×7, 6×6, 6×7, 8×7, 8.5×11, and 12×12), Storage Pockets, Paper Sleeves, and the Stamp-n-Die Bundle.

Don’t forget to add the Coupon Code: MAGNET612  🙂

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

JoinNow_Button


New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  There aren’t a lot of spaces available!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes: card base and envelope

Bumble Bee Card Stock:  4″ x 6″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sentiment panel); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip on front)

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

Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment)

Flowers for Every Season DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (Card front); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ Rectangle Stitched Die (middle panel); 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (strip on front)


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


I present…the cutest. Little.  Foot.  Ever.

No, silly – that’s NOT a Finn-foot!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Touched My Heart Sneak Peek for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday (Happy Mother’s Day!!), which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a color challenge from our crafty Claire this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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!

Every Stampin’ Up! catalog includes a few stamp sets that are available only as Host rewards (or for individual orders that qualify!) and this new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is no exception! As a little perk of being a Demonstrator (one of many!), I was able to buy two of the new sets during our Pre-Order.  One of those, the Touched My Heart set, is the focal point for my perfect-for-Mother’s-Day card today!  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players color challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

I used the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches to inspire the layout.

I started with a piece of Pool Party cardstock and, using the two leaves images from the Touched My Heart set, stamped all over the panel in Pool Party ink.  Then I added the little butterfly here and there amongst the leaves.

I used one of the embossing folders in the new Greenery Embossing Folder Pack (coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog), to emboss just the side of the panel.  Then I adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the pretty heart image from Touched My Heart in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I colored it with the Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils.

I cut the image with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Die – then cut the next largest circle out of the middle.

I adhered the “frame” to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I wrapped a length of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding around the card front – adhering it in the back with Glue Dots.  Finally, I popped the remainder of the image onto the card front – making sure to line the image up! – with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green on a strip of Whisper White and snipped banner ends, edged it with my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker, then adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Touched My Heart butterfly, stamped in Pool Party on Whisper White and fussy cut, then colored with the Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil, is popped on with another Stampin’ Dimensional.

A single Melon Mambo gem from the Glitter Enamel Dots (these are retiring so get ’em fast!!) finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a leaf and a butterfly in Pool Party on a Whisper White panel and colored them with the Watercolor Pencils…

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Touched My Heart leaves and butterfly on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a sweet and simple stamp set – with line-drawn images and lovely sentiments in pretty fonts – I know you’re going to want it in your tool chest!

I hope you like!

And I can help you get this stamp set – either now as a new demonstrator (yes, you can select pre-order goodies for your Starter Kit!!) or after 3 June (consider my Online Host Club!!).  Give me a shout!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

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 Rewards page for full details.


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

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

1. New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 (+$7.50 Priority Shipping w/ Tracking)

You’ll get 189 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and some Specialty Papers, too! To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you over $220 – plus shipping!

  • Artistry Blooms DSP – 6 sheets
  • Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Forever Greenery DSP – 6 sheets
  • In Good Taste 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Peony Garden DSP – 6 sheets
  • Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Playful Pets DSP – 6 sheets
  • Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 Sheets
  • World of Good Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 10 sheets
  • 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – 10 sheets
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 20 sheets
  • Color Velveteen Paper – 3 sheets
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper – 1 sheet
  • Brass Foil Sheets – 1 sheet

2. New Embellishment Share – $21.00 (+ $7.50 Priority Shipping with Tracking) 

In all you’ll receive approx 160 new embellishments!  To buy one of each pack would run you over $90 – plus shipping!

  • Mini Paper Pumpkin Box – 1 box
  • 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ Acetate Card Boxes – 1 box
  • Square Vellum Doilies – 2 doilies
  • Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – 10 pieces – 2 card/envelope pairs – in each of five colors
  • Good Hoops Embellishments – 1 hoop
  • Butterfly Gems – 20 pieces – 4 in each of five colors
  • Antiqued Corners & Slides – 3 pieces – 2 corners and 1 ribbon slide
  • Playing With Patterns Resin Dots – 30 pieces – 10 each of 3 colors
  • Elegant Faceted Gems – 18 pieces – 6 each of 3 colors
  • Gilded Gems – 18 pieces – 6 each of 3 sizes
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins – 40 pieces – 10 each of 4 colors
  • Playful Pets Trinkets – 4 pieces – 2 each of 2 designs
  • 2020 – 2022 In Color Enamel Dots – 20 pieces – 4 each of 5 colors

3. I Want It All –  $76 (+$7.50 Priority Shipping) 

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Specialty Papers, note cards and envelopes and embellishments.  And, with an I Want It All order – I’ll also throw in a pack of the new Flowers for Every Season Gems

4.  Want Double the Fun? – DOUBLE I Want It All is the way to go!  – $152 (+$8.00 Priority Shipping)

Order a double share of any package.  I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the 6″ x 6″ DSPs – you’ll get double sheets of those!)  And, with a DOUBLE I Want It All, you’ll get the Flowers for Every Seasons Gems AND a pack of Whale of a Time Sequins FREE!

  • I’ll submit the order on 3 Jun 20 when the Catalog goes Live
  • You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice on 27 May 20 or when I get your order if you place it after the 27th.   I’ll need payment before I submit the shares, please and thank you! 🙂
  • Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US or Military APOs).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 2 Jun 20 at 8pm EST!!

If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email address connected to your Paypal account (Please note I can only accept PayPal for payment unless you’re already a customer of mine. If you are a customer, I’ll accept a check for payment!)
  • Shipping Address

Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you’ll join the fun! Thanks!

SIGN UP HERE!

TIP:  it might take a minute to get a Submitted message – be patient, okay?  It’s a computer (here to help us!)

Just a note – spaces are limited so….get in on YOUR piece of the Share quick as a bunny!


New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  There aren’t a lot of spaces available!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: Largest (3″) Stitched Shapes Circle Die cut (art);  7/8″ x 3 3/4″ Strip (sentiment); 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


What about my sweet Finny made me think – even for a second – that he might…outgrow? this habit…??

That cutting board was used to chop up smoked chicken…..

Any southern dog worth his collards likes a good smoked chicken! 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope it’s been a good week for you. We’re just doing the self-isolation/quarantine thing…how about you?  Besides card making – what fun things are you doing to keep yourself busy (and sane!) as we head into the 765th weekend of The COVID-19 Crisis??

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

As you can see from the photo above – this card is based on the wonderful Magnolia Lane Suite – the Good Morning Magnolia bundle (with the Magnolia Memories Die set) and gorgeous Magnolia Lane DSP!  I created a fun-fold that looks a lot like an envelope so…that’s what I’m calling it!  Take a look-see:

The layout – that I turned into a fun-fold! – was inspired by this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that I scored and folded at 2 5/8″ and again at 6 7/8″ for the card base.

On the smaller panel, I measured and marked the half-way point (2 3/4″) and used my Paper Trimmer to cut the point.

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I used the same technique (measure half-way down the long side and cut to the point) to create the Petal Pink mat (2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″) and the Magnolia Lane DSP (2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″) panel.  Note – this part of the card is at about the 7:35 mark in the video! 🙂

Then I adhered the pieces together and to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a different design of the DSP to a larger Petal Pink mat and then to the larger panel on the front.

For the sentiment, I inked the Good Morning Magnolia sentiment in Versamark Ink and stamped it on a piece of Basic Black card stock. I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  When it was cool, I cut it out with a Stitched So Sweetly label die.

Using the small flower die in the Magnolia Memories Die set – I cut a magnolia blossom from one of the designs in the Magnolia Lane DSP.  I used the leaves dies to cut three Mossy Meadow leaves.

Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the flower to the sentiment label and the leaves to the underside of the label.

I used Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the point of the envelope fold – being sure to leave room for my ribbon to slide through to create my closure.

I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the label – and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped the small flower from Good Morning Magnolia in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I colored the bloom with my Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Combo.  Then I added a sentiment in Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my card base – and the card was done!

I slid a length of ribbon (either Petal Pink 5/16″ Organdy Striped Ribbon or the linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack – which is retiring and on sale!!) under the label and tied a bow to create the closure for the card.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Good Morning Magnolia blossom on the front…

…and some more Magnolia Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a super easy fold – once you know the dimensions for the pointy flap, right?  I love how it lets you showcase some gorgeous DSP like the Retiring-soon Magnolia Lane paper (and – it’s got a GREAT price right now)!  I hope you like!

And I’m SO happy that the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memories Dies are carrying over!

Do remember, though – that the BUNDLE pricing (with its 10% Savings) WILL go away when this catalog ends.  You’ll have to purchase the stamp set and dies separately in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

Just sayin’….

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

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 Rewards page for full details.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts! Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get the information on the recipients of our donations!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get all the information and a link to get the digital download today and help us make a difference!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 5/8″ and 6 7/8″); Magnolia Memories die cut leaves

Petal Pink Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for pointed panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for larger side of card front and for inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Follow Your Art DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (larger side of card front); 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (pointed panel on front); Magnolia Memories die cut flower; 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


Some days?  The quarantining is just…too much for a guy.  The humans need too much attention.  Too much love.  Too much…everything.

And you have to go sit out in a clearing by yourself and watch the birds and bugs.  And maybe a deer.  A little Me time.

Just for a bit.

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Blog Candy, Encouragement, Everyday, For A Friend, Fun Fold card, Paper Pumpkin, Retiring Products, Thinking Of You, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Detailed Honey Bee Gate Card With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope you’ve had a good week – and are looking forward to the weekend!  Have you been perusing the Retired List in the online store?  If you haven’t….stop right here and go double check!  Here’s the link.

I’ll wait.

Good? Okay. 🙂

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

The card I made was heavily inspired by a card I saw on one of the SU! Demonstrator FB pages, created by June Dunn.  She thought way outside the box and saw…a hephalump’s badonkadonk in….the (Retiring) Honey Bee stamp set with the matching Detailed Bee Dies.  And it was adorable.  So…I made one of my own. Take a look-see:

I turned mine into a gate card fun fold and played along with the TGIF Challenge this week!

So…gate cards are seriously easy.  But they LOOK like they might be tricky – making your awesomeness-quotient very high when you give one of these to someone! 😉  Hang tight – here we go!

I started with a Smoky Slate card base at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and used my Simply Scored tool to score along the long side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Then I folded inwards at both score lines.  Boom.  Gate card.  Made.

I matted two pieces of Blushing Bride paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on Blushing Bride card stock and adhered them to the outside of each gate with Liquid Glue.

For the bellyband, I used a 1″ wide piece of Blushing Bride card stock – about 10″ long.  I wrapped it around the card, securing it in the front with Liquid Glue.

I cut the second-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die in Whisper White and stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee set in Blushing Bride.  Then I adhered it to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Honey Bee hive (or skep…) in Basic Gray three times.  One of them, I cut with the die in the Detailed Bee set – that’s the badonkadonk.

The other two, I punched with the smooth-sided heart die from the (carrying over!) Heart Punch Pack.   From the third one, I fussy cut a “trunk”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the trunk and ears (that were hearts just a hot second ago!) to the Stitched So Sweetly panel.  I popped the bee hive – which is now a hiney! – on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

I cut a tiny flower from a scrap of Peaceful Poppies DSP using the little die from the Garden Gateway Dies (also carrying over – yeah!) and adhered it to the end of the trunk with Liquid Glue.

I made a little tassel from some Silver Metallic Thread and adhered it to…uh,hmmm…with a Glue Dot.  I tied a teensy bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and added it with another Glue Dot.

Two Champagne Rhinestone Jewels – one on the bow and one on the flower – finished off the belly band (which is, really, the card front!).

On the inside, I stamped a second Honey Bee sentiment in Blushing Bride on a Whisper White panel.  I added the two flower images in Basic Gray – and colored the flowers with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Honey Bee flowers on the front…

…and a little more Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How to make an elephant out of a bee hive.  Cool, huh?  The Honey Bee stamp set and matching Detailed Bee Dies are so sweet – and this will be your last opportunity to snap them up!

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 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 Rewards page for full details.

The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

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

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


SNAIL UPDATE!

All good things must come to an end—like favorite products. Today SU! announced that on 2 June, SNAIL Adhesive is retiring from our product line.  But don’t worry!  On 3 June we’re replacing it with something that we think you’ll like even better. Check back on 26 May for additional details, and get excited for this brand new adhesive solution!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at2 1/8″ x 6 3/8″)

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for gate on front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); 1″ x about 10″ (belly band)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut (sentiment); elephant die and punch cuts

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Blushing Bride):  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (DSP panels on gates); 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 has decided he wants to be a brand spokesmodel.

For…Thirty One!

I took a bunch of my totes to the grocery store with me the other day and used them to load and get my groceries home.

 

And once I got home and unloaded them, I found…

That’s the dog version of a Vanna White vowel-turning hand wave!

But…makes ya wanta tote, doesn’t it? 😉

TTFN

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Fun Fold card, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Retiring Products, Thinking Of You, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed Very Versailles for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I decided to use a little of the Best Dressed DSP for this one, and I paired it up with the pretty Very Versailles set from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color challenge!

I started with an Old Olive design from the Best Dressed DSP pack and used the leaves and handwriting stamps in the Very Versailles stamp set to stamp the images multiple times on the panel.  Then I matted it on Purple Posy for the card front.

For the flower – I pulled out the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and carefully snipped out the dandelion.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I cut a strip of the paper from an edge – it’s so shimmery and pretty! – and stamped a Very Versailles sentiment onto it in Blackberry Bliss ink.

I snipped a banner end on the right side and popped the banner onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a Bird Ballad Trinket with a Glue Dot, then added a little Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine bow.  A couple three small Purple Posy 2019-2021 Faceted Dots finished off the card front.  🙂

On the inside, I added a second Very Versailles sentiment in Blackberry Bliss to a Very Vanilla panel.  I added Old Olive leaves and handwriting and a Purple Posy Faceted Dot.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Very Versailles images in Old Olive on the front…

…and more Best Dressed DSP on the envelope flap (complete with some leaves and handwriting!).

Et Voila!  The Very Versailles stamp set is so pretty – that fall of leaves is wonderful, especially paired with the pretty script handwriting image and sentiments.  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

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

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 Rewards page for full details.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder is Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve run out the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder, which is retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

They’re unable to get more inventory before the end of the catalog sales period, so this item has been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

So sorry! 🙁


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies! Whooo-hoo!  Head over there quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There’s lots of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and embellishments (and GOOGLY EYES!! 😳) as well as lots of dies and even some card kits too!  So…hop on it!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!

Happy Shopping!


Ornate Garden FB Live Event

The event will be on Facebook this Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!  And we’re going to be having some virtual Prize Patrols with give-aways from the Ornate Garden Suite! You have to comment throughout the event to be entered to win the random drawing, so…you need to mark your calendar!

We’ve got five (right now!) team members planning to present a project using the Suite – and we’ll be posting plenty of pictures of projects we’ve done, too!  So, lots of opportunity to get lots of great ideas on how to use this gorgeous Suite!  Check out the schedule of events.

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll share a link to the page here on the blog and on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.

I hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

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

Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: Snipped dandelion; 3/4″ x 4″ (sentiment)

Best Dressed DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (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


No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Friendship, Life Event, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Framed Tropical Oasis For the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

The color challenge headed me straight at the Tropical Oasis DSP.  And, of course, the wonderful Timeless Tropical Bundle – and…the Perfectly Framed stamp set (I thought the sentiment was pretty spot-on right now!).  Take a look-see:

So – our color scheme…

And, I pulled the layout from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

I started with some paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP – I embossed it in the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and then matted it on Real Red to make the card front.  From an Old Olive design, I cut a banner with the Triple Banner Punch, embossed it in the Coastal Weave folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus and the Marker-to-Rubber inking technique to stamp the tops of the Timeless Tropical palm trees in Old Olive on Very Vanilla.  I cut the image with the matching die in the In The Tropics die set.

I stamped the large flower from the Timeless Tropical set in Real Red.  Then I colored it with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack – and the Blends Color Lifter.   I stamped three leaves in Old Olive and colored them with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Combo Pack.  Then I cut all of the pieces out with the matching dies in the In The Tropics set.

I spritzed a piece of Old Olive with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer and cut two palm leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from Perfectly Framed in Real Red on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it with a die in the Ornate Frames die set.  I also cut a larger – more ORNATE (see what I did there!) frame from a piece of Vellum Card Stock.

I laid out my collage – adding in a length of 3/8″ Braided Linen Trim…and took my picture!

I picked up the sentiment and….took a second picture – this really helps put the collage “back” once you’ve gotten it to the “yep! This is it” stage!

I adhered the trees and the stamped and die-cut leaves with Liquid Glue.  Then I laid down the braided linen trim.  I used Dimensionals to pop up the big red flower.  The last leaf is adhered with Liquid Glue – as is the Vellum frame and sentiment.

I tucked the Old Olive palm trees and a few Tropical Oasis Trinkets in amongst the florals with Glue Dots, added some Old Olive Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the leaves in Old Olive on Very Vanilla and colored them with the Old Olive Blends.  I stamped a second sentiment on Very Vanilla in Real Red, cut it with its die from the Ornate Frames die set and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added another Noble Peacock Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red panel and into my Soft Suede card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Timeless Tropical leaves on the front…

…and more of the Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Timeless Tropical – and the entire Tropical Oasis Suite is for sure one of my favorites in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  And I love the framed sentiments in the Perfectly Framed stamp set – which coordinates with the carrying over Ornate Frames Die Set (remember it from the holiday catalog??)

ORNATE FRAMES DIES

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 Rewards page for full details.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Real Red 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); Ornate Frames die cut label (sentiment);  In the Tropics die cut trees and flower

Old Olive Card Base: In the Tropics die cut leaves

Vellum Card Stock:  Ornate Frames die cut frame

Tropical Oasis DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (banner on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Ornate Garden Early Release, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Country Club Beautiful Moments Thinking of You!

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying your social-distancing-“vacation”!  We’re truly trying our best to stay close to home with only “emergency” trips to get gardening supplies.  So we can plant our Victory Garden!  🙂

JK….

Mostly.  😉

I made a simple (for me!) card for you today featuring the Beautiful Moments stamp set atop some Country Club DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge.

And the color scheme hails from the Color Throwdown Challenge.

I started with a plaid from the Country Club DSP that I matted on Basic Black for the card front.

Next up is a square of Basic Black, embossed in the Stone 3D Embossing Folder (which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 order!).  I adhered the square with Liquid Glue to the card front.

To create the art panel, I stamped the sweet image from Beautiful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White.  At the same time, I stamped the image on a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP and again on some Garden Green paper from the Regals DSP.

I cut the Whisper White image with the largest square Stitched Shapes die and stamped the bird image in Tuxedo Black.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

From the other two images – I fussy cut the older girl’s dress from the Garden Green image and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  The younger child’s dress I cut from the Granny Apple Green image.

I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green on Whisper White.  Then, using a Stitched Rectangle Die, I cut it out – running thru twice and shifting the die on the second pass to create a smaller piece.

With a piece of Garden Green twine from the Country Club Twine Combo pack, I created a loose figure eight bow under the art panel, using Glue Dots to adhere it…

Then I placed two Stampin’ Dimensionals (cut in half) onto the card front…

…and used them to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

I added a light green gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone Pack – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used Tuxedo Black to stamp the “dune” image, grasses, birds and butterflies from the Beautiful Moments set on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Garden Green and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Markers to color the grasses.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a little more Tuxedo Black “beach” on the front…

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

Et Voila!  This Beautiful Moments stamp set is so pretty – and is just perfect if you enjoy Paper Piecing (like I do!!). Even without the Paper Piecing, it’s perfect for coloring with Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils….whatever your prefered medium!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 Rewards page for full details.


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ square (mat behind art)

Whisper White Card Stock: Largest Stitched Shapes Square die cut (art); Stitched Rectangle (sentiment – modified to fit); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Granny Apple Green): fussy cut dress

Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Garden Green): fussy cut dress

Country Club 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 gardened all weekend.

Meaning – we made dirt.  Yes – “made” dirt.

We Square Foot Garden and make the planting medium from Coarse Vermiculite, Blended Compost and Peat Moss.

It’s a bit of a pain – but…the resulting “dirt” is…wonderful!!

The first year we did it – we poured all the ingredients onto a huge tarp and stirred it with shovels.

And stirred.  Aaaaand stirred.

We’ve gotten….smarter.

Yep – engine-powered cement mixer!

Pour the goodies in….mix.

And out comes….black (ish) gold!

We filled…okay – I lost count! – barn carts with our black-ish gold.

…and then into our beds!

Ahhh – the wonderful sight of garden beds waiting for their plants to arrive!!  Soon, my sweets.  SOON!

Now.  Where was Finn this whole time?

That gardening stuff is simply exhausting!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Aloha in the Timeless Tropics

Good morning, y’all!  Do you realize that we’re like…exactly half-way thru Sale-A-Bration??  Which means – there’s still time for you to take advantage of the AWESOME joining special we’ve got going on!  And I would sure love to have you join the team – ask me how!!

My card today is from one of my very favorite suites in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog – the Tropical Oasis Suite!!  It’s a card that would work great for a retirement – a bon voyage – or just someone who needs to be reminded to chill out and relax every once in a while!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s As You See It challenge.

I started with the woven-design paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP and embossed it in the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I matted it on Mango Melody for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large flower from Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon Ink.  I colored both of them with my Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend, adding some additional color with the Light Calypso Coral Blend.  Then I cut them with the matching die in the In the Tropics die set.

I used an Old Olive design from the DSP and cut out a pineapple top and several smaller leaves.  I did the same from a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock (I spritzed the card stock lightly with water, first).

I also cut a strip of another design in the Tropical Oasis DSP and bannerized both ends with Paper Snips.

Finally, I cut three of the Aloha sentiment dies from In the Tropics in Mango Melody and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

Then – time to collage-i-fy!

I laid everything out – including a short length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon…

…and when I liked it – I started building!

I adhered the first stamped flower with Liquid Glue – then added pineapple tops and leaves, all with Liquid Glue.

Then I added the bannerized DSP strip.

I popped the second stamped flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With a little strip of SNAIL, I adhered the Burlap Ribbon.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stacked sentiment.

I cut several little In the Tropics flowers from Daffodil Delight and Terracotta Tile and adhered them together and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I tied a simple bow with a double length of Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the little flower centers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and trees from Timeless Tropical.  I inked the sentiment in Mango Melody and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to lightly add Terracotta Tile ink to just the tops of the letters and stamped it again.  I did that until I was happy – with a sort of “sunset” look to the sentiment.  For the trees – I did Marker-to-Rubber to color the stamps, with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers on the tree-tops and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Markers for the trunks.  Another Champagne Rhinestone found its way onto the panel, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Timeless Tropical trees on the front…

…and some Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Boy – I do LOVE this Timeless Tropical bundle with the beautiful In the Tropics Dies – look how great they are for making lush, tropical collages!!  Don’t miss out on making leaves from the Tropical Oasis DSP, either!!  Such fun.  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 Rewards page for full details.


The Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure is Here!

The goodies in this release will be available on 3 March for customers to select as FREE gifts with either $50 or $100 purchases (the current SAB offerings WILL still be available!).  Or…JOIN MY TEAM right now, and you can pre-order them as a demonstrator!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); In the Tropics die cut flowers

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); In the Tropics die cut sentiment (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock:  In the Tropics die cut stamped flowers; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (banner strip on front); In the Tropics die cut leaves; 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


So – the other night Wayne and I went over to our friend’s for dinner.  Finn stayed home sleeping.

While we were there, I gathered a little….evidence.

This is Jax.

Please note the intense and highly focused stare.

Do you recognize the dude with the Fritos?  Perhaps the hat is a clue??

Does this picture remind you of….any OTHER picture you’ve ever seen?

I believe we’ve identified the common denominator…. 😉

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Collage card, Everyday, Friendship, Life Event, Recruiting Special, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Framed Sending Hugs

Happy Friday!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve had a good week and have something fun planned for the weekend.  We’re supposed to get chilly again and some more rain.  Yeah?!?

Oh well – good weekend to plant my new seed starter!  Yep – got me a light stand and seed starter and SEEDS!!  Time to get those transplants started!

Now – on to the card, since that’s why you’re here, right?  I mean…AFTER you read the Finn Fan Fix.  Yes.  I know you check that first!  It’s okay to admit it. 😉

I pulled out the new perfectly Framed stamp set which coordinates with the carryover Ornate Frames Dies (remember it from the 2019 Holiday Catalog?).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Coordination Products, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Encouragement, Joining Special, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

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