Thinking Of You

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

 

 

 


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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!


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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!


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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

 

 


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


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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!

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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!


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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

 

 


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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.


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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!


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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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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments and Lily Impressions

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!!  How goes your week?

We’re becoming “mold-people” here, I think!  It’s rained.  And rained.  And…yes.  Rained.  For so long now….

But – make no mistake – I’ll take this (and our unseasonably warm days!) – over snow, sleet and cold-of-night anytime!

Do want to remind you…there are only TWO days left to take advantage of my Special Bundles for the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.  That’s right – after the day ends on the 17th (Friday!) – these specials are Gone with the Wind!!

Now – my card for today is easy.  And also peasy!  It used the lovely Beautiful Moments stamp set from the new catalog, along with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  Plus…a FREE goody – the Iris Impressions DSP.  This is one you can get for free with a $50 order (before shipping and tax) while Sale-A-Bration is going on (thru 31 Mar).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballads and Tasteful Textures 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 Hop is a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

I pulled out the Tasteful Textures stamp set and bundled Detailed Textures Dies and combined them with some Bird Ballad DSP and the sweet little bird from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  Take a look-see:

…and…here’s our sketch! 🙂

I love the angled panels – one of my favorite designs!

I started with some flower-dy paper from the Bird Ballad DSP and matted it on Basic Black for the card front.

In the middle of a smaller piece of Basic Black, I cut the flower image using the die in the Detailed Textures set.  Then I used a second piece of Bird Ballad DSP and that die cut panel to create the angled design – adhering them with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of new Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

From a piece of Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, I cut one of the flower – leaf – berry designs.  Then I cut it down a little and adhered part with the Vanilla side up and a couple of pieces with the White side up with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from Tasteful Textures, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Bird Ballad DSP and cut out with a Stitched Nested Label die.

In the upper corner of the sentiment label, I stamped the feet of the bird from Free as a Bird in Tuxedo Black.  Then I popped the label onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Free as a Bird bird in Tuxedo Black and colored him with my Dark So Saffron and Light Pool Party and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Blends.  Then I fussy cut him – just cutting his legs off.

I adhered the bird to the label with Liquid Glue – using Dimensionals under him as well.

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a leaf from the Bird Ballad Trinkets and a bow from the Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim.

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

For the inside, I inked the flower image from Tasteful Textures in Powder Pink, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it in the center of a Whisper White panel.  Over that I added a second sentiment in Tuxedo Black.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into a Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full strength Powder Pink flower image from Tasteful Textures on the front…

…and more of the flower-dy Bird Ballad DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how Bird Ballad – with its sweet flowers and chickadee (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) and the Tasteful Textures bundle came together to create a unashamedly feminine card!  I hope you like!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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

Me, neither!

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

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!

 

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


New-Style 3D Embossing Folder Available!

PINEWOOD PLANKS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

These 3D embossing folders are now available to order in the new style.

  • PINEWOOD PLANKS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 152320)

We will let you know when additional carryover 3D embossing folders (previously named Dynamic) become available in the new style. 


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

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

 

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

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

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

For the rest of the month, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!  And – if you join now – you can use 2019 Holiday Catalog goodies to fill that Starter Kit.  That calls for a SECOND Whoo-hooo!!

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


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Daffodil Delight 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 inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (die cut panel on front)

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

Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: berries and leaves

Bird Ballad DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 1/4″ x 4″ (DSP panel on front); 2 3/4″ Stitched Nested Label (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!


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


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Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Life Event, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Dino Days for A Good Man for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebrate Summer!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to go to the beach.  With dinosaurs.

No – no dinosaurs.  Just the DinoRAUR Suite.  And then I added a little Come Sail Away DSP and a couple of goodies from the A Good Man set.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Come Sail Away DSP and matted it on Crumb Cake for the card front.  Then I used SNAIL and some Glue Dots to adhere a length of new 3/8″ Denim Ribbon.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the image from A Good Man in Crumb Cake to start my beach-y scene.

I stamped the image again – on a sticky note this time – and roughly fussy cut it to make a mask.  Then I stamped it AGAIN – on some Balmy Blue striped Come Sail Away DSP.  I fussy cut just the shirt from that one.

I laid the sticky note mask over the stamped image and then stamped the palm trunks from Dino Days in Crumb Cake twice – when I lifted up the mask, the trees were “behind” the lounging man! 🙂

I colored my lounger-guy with my Light Balmy Blue (hat), Light Night of Navy (shorts); Ivory (skin) and Crumb Cake (“sand” and lounge chair) Stampin’ Blends.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the fussy cut “shirt”.

I added some Mossy Meadow leaves from Dino Days.  I matted the panel on Crumb Cake and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Whisper White I stamped 5 more leaves and cut them with the Dino Dies.  I lightly curled each leaf and used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the top of the trees.

I stamped the A Good Man sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut it with the Classic Label Punch.  Then I edged it with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it onto the card front with Dimensionals.  A new Designer Element in the middle of the palm tree leaves finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added some Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Dino Days palm trees to a Whisper White panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Dino Days palms on the front…

…and a little more Come Sail Away DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Now – seriously.  Does that NOT look like a totally wonderful way to pass a summer day!?!  And – aren’t you glad there are no Dino Days pterodactyls flying by??!  I bet our lounging dude from A Good Man sure is!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Akiko’s been up to!

Karen Ksenzakovic

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Paula Vincent

Connie Troyer

Leslie Larkin

Karen Finkle

Shirley Gentry

Julie Johnson

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Akiko Sudano

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

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

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

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

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


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

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

 

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

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

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

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

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

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Classic Label Punch (sentiment); Dino Die cut leaves

Come Sail Away 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!


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Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Bonus Days, Everyday, Happy Summer!, Joining Special, masculine, Recruiting Special, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Memorable Mosaic Sneak Peek All The Happy Wishes

Good Tuesday!  Did you all have a great long-weekend?  Ours was nice – went to our friends for dinner yesterday.  Always nice to spend time with them!

My 2019-2020 Annual Catalog sneak peek for today is a fussy-cutting-Queen’s dream!  If you hate fussy cutting…look away! 😉

I used the new Memorable Mosaic stamp set and the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP – both coming on 4 June – to make a fun card good for sending to…anyone for a special day and any day at all!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Best Wishes, Catalog Sneak Peek, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Just Because, Life Event, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, New Catalog Shares, Shares, Sneak peek, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away North Sneak Peek For the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I fell in love with the Come Sail Away Suite of goodies when I made my samples and presentation for OnStage this past April!  And when I saw today’s sketch challenge, my brain saw the lighthouse in the vertical element.  So I pulled the Sailing Home stamp set and bundled Smooth Sailing Dies out and…take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Father's Day, Friendship, Love, Product Medley, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 19 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Perennial Floral Essence Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

For mine today, I pulled out some of the prettiest DSP that you’re ever going to see – the Perennial Essence DSP in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  It’s going to be available on 4 Jun – along with the rest of the Perennial Essence Suite.  Take a look-see:

Yep – that’s the paper doing all the work, folks!

Here’s the sketch we were all working with.

I started with some of that pretty paper and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.

Then, using two different designs from the paper pack, I cut two banner strips.  I bannerized the ends by sticking the strip in the back of the Tailored Tag Punch (yes, I left my Banner Triple Punch at home.  Do not ask me why!).

I adhered both banners to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the flowers, I stamped the image from the Floral Essence stamp set 4 times in Crushed Curry on some…So Saffron Vellum Card Stock!!  Whoo-hooo!!  COLORED Vellum.  You can get it and Old Olive and Petal Pink all in a 12″ x 12″ combo pack when the new catalog comes out in June!

Once the flowers were good and dry, I punched them all out with the Perennial Flower Punch (bundled with the Floral Essence stamp set in the new catalog) and created flowers by stacking two together with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added a fuzzy Perennial Essence Flower Center to each flower and set them aside for a minute.

On a piece of Petal Pink paper from the Perennial Essence DSP, I stamped the Floral Essence sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink using my Stamparatus.  Over the sentiment, I added the Floral Essence flower image in Petal Pink.  Then I cut it all out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  I adhered the circle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stuck a Perennial Essence Flower Center onto the sentiment circle, popped the two Vellum flowers on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Floral Essence flower a few times in Petal Pink in the corner of more of the Perennial Essence DSP.  I gave each flower a center with the little image from Floral Essence in stamped-off-twice Crushed Curry.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Floral Essence flowers and centers (in full strength Crushed Curry) on the front…

…and I used a little more of the Perennial Essence DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Oh my goodness, you guys!!  THIS.  PAPER.  IS.  SPECTACULAR!  Each piece brings more stunning gorgeousness – like Monet painting after Monet painting!  Wow!  It works so perfectly with the coordinating Floral Essence stamp set and bundled Perennial Flower Punch, too.  You’re truly going to love this one!  I hope you like!

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

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: HW762NTC

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


The Clearance Rack Has Been Updated!

It’s a Clearance Rack Refresh – and they don’t happen very often, so… be sure to check out the great new additions in my Online Store!

Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


2019 Retired Products List!

Promotion Dates: April 15–June 3, 2019

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to any order
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets may be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party only.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 9.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • Discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out!
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

Click any of these links to go to my Online Store for the most up-to-date information!

 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Card Base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner panel)

Follow Your Art DSP (coming on 4 Jun): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (bottom banner); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (top banner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (sentiment); envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Perennial Flower Punch flowers

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

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TTFN

M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Feminine, For You, Friendship, Just Because, Love, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Retiring Products, Sneak peek, Spring, Thank You Cards, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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