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Stampin’ Up! Holly Jolly Brick & Mortar Christmas

Happy Happy FRI-AWWWMP Day!

I know you know what I was doing there.

I hope this really IS your last work day of the week.

I also hope that you took your turkey out of the freezer!  I took ours out on Monday.  Which…might have been okay (I was THINKING it was okay!) if it was a 12-13 pound turkey.  This is a 21-pounder, so…it’s now languishing in water in a bucket in the fridge in the barn.  We’ll see. Fingers crossed!

My card today is a jump forward to Christmas – cuz…it’s like tomorrow!!  And it’s super easy and let’s the Night Before Christmas DSP really do all the work – with an assist from the Suite’s Memories & More Card Pack and the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

And the theme falls right into the photo inspiration from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I started with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder – and I swiped my Whisper White Craft Pad over the DE-bossing side of the folder.  Then I carefully stuck my Cherry Cobbler panel into the folder and ran it thru my die cutting machine with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate.

Once it was embossed – and lightly accented with white – I used the Craft Pad again to swipe lightly across the raised portions of the embossed panel.

I picked three fun designs from the Night Before Christmas DSP and cut three circles with the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut scalloped-edge circles of Gold Glimmer with the Circles Layering Framelits.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the DSP circles to their Gold Glimmer mats.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the largest circle to the Brick-embossed panel.  Then I popped the other two circles on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I pulled out my Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack and selected a sentiment sticker in Pretty Peacock.  I used my Embossing Buddy to “dull” the stick ’em on the back of the sticker and then popped it onto the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few gold stars from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Holly Jolly Christmas in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  Next to it is a couple of candy cane stickers from the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Gold Glimmer Paper mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base.  For the front, I added a Gold Glimmer panel at an angle with Liquid Glue, then popped the card front over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack candy canes on the front…

…and then I continued the candy cane theme with some more of the Night Before Christmas DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  The Night Before Christmas Suite is so….perfect!  I love the paper and the Memories & More card pack goodies – and the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set and matching Jolly Christmas Dies.  It’s such fun and chock-a-block full of Santa-y Christmas goodness!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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


Gift Certificates Always Fit!

‘Tis the Season for giving Gift Certificates and…I’ve got you covered!  Give me a holler and we’ll get you started.  I’ll even send a catalog to your giftee!!


Big Sales From Stamp-N-Storage

Stamp-N-Storage is having some HUGE sales this week – and including FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 in the continental US.  Find 15 – 20% savings all over the store!  Check my original post for all the deets! 🙂


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Gold Glimmer Paper:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″, 2″ and 1 3/8″ Scalloped-edge Layering Circle Die cuts( x3 – mats for DSP circles)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

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

Night Before Christmas DSP:  2 3/8″, 1 7/8″ and 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle Die (x3 – circles 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


We’re in tempt-the-old-cat-to-make-her-eat mode these days.  She’s apparently got some kidney function loss and that appears to affect appetite.  So…we’re on a quest.  Not only will we give her appetite stimulating meds – and antacid.  Via a shot.  Huh?  But that’s what the vet told us.  So…that’s what we’ll do.

In the meantime, I hit the grocery each day to get a selection of tempting morsels for the princess.

Just so you know – this is NOT the most cost-effective way to feed a cat.  Especially given that the super-special-I-love-them-so-much-give-me-MOREMOREMORE treats of Saturday become the you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-why-would-you-try-to-make-me-eat-THAT treats on Sunday.  🙁

But – on Tuesday, I found a secret for the time being.  It needs a date/time stamp of her approval, but…right this second…beef baby food mixed with Fancy Feast Grilled with Gravy seems to be hitting the spot for her!

This is a clean bowl for this little cat!

Finn is…less than thrilled by the super-special-I-know-it’s-the-bestest-food-ever-on-any-planet-anywhere-and-why-can’t-I-have-it that SHE gets and HE doesn’t.

See him out there?  He raced from one door to the other several times in an effort to get my attention to let me know he NEEDED to come in RIGHT NOW!!

Poor pitiful little 85-pound dog…he never gets anything good to eat…

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Here’s To Strong Women!

Happy Friday, y’all!  When you get this post, I’ll be on the way to a day of stamping and fun with Brian King and a 100+ other demonstrators.  I think it’s going to be a great day!  I’m presenting a little do-ha on making collage cards.  So…fingers crossed!  And be watching my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page – I’ll post some pics as the day progresses!

Now, my card today is about as far from a collage card as it’s possible for me to get!  This is a Clean And Simple card to celebrate a strong woman – using the aptly named…Here’s To Strong Women stamp set.  And a little Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frosty Woven Heirlooms

Well – here we are!  HAWWWMP DAY!!!  And only two days away from Brian King’s Stamping Event (on Friday) and then Onstage on Saturday!!  Whoo-hoo!!  It’s going to be a great weekend, y’all! 🙂

Now – on a slightly more somber note – I had need of a sympathy card this week.  🙁  So…I pulled out my Woven Heirlooms bundle and…some Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP to make one.  Take a look-see:

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New Thirty One Pink Sky Bundles Available!

Hey y’all – second post of the day!  If you’re looking for my card share from this morning – here ’tis!

Wanted to share a little update from Thirty One Gifts about some new Pink Sky bundles available just in time for the holiday!

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Stampin’ Up! To Every Season Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning and happy Saturday! Hope you’ve got a good weekend ahead of you!

I finally – FINALLY! – broke down and went to the doctor yesterday.  Just wasn’t getting better.  He determined – AFTER a most unpleasant thing called “she’s going to come and swab you” – he determined I do not have the flu.  So…Z-pack, a steroid and some cough medicine to try to kick…whatever it is.  We’ll see – but I do know that after the first dose of steroids I was feeling quite a bit better! So… yeah!

Swab.  Not so bueno.

Just sayin’.

So…assuming that the medicine-induced feel-better continues, we’ll get together tonight, at 7pm eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page, to make a fun little card using the To Every Season stamp set.  Take a sneaky-peek!

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Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here with Beautiful Boughs

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you had a great week!

My card today is a another little sneaky peek at the coming-soon Christmastime is Here Suite (you’ll be able to get it on 1 Nov!) – and I paired it with some Beautiful Boughs Die cuts.  Take a look-see:

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Thirty-One Has New Limited-Time Pink Sky Specials For Fall!

Hey y’all – this is my second post for the day.  If you’re looking for my card – and the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! – here ’tis!

I’m sending this post cuz I wanted to let you know about some great new LIMITED TIME Pink Sky specials that Thirty-One is offering from now until 31 Oct!

Our exclusive P.S. solutions are perfect for the holidays.  Hand-picked styles designed to work together as gift sets, which save you time and money!  And now there are more great options to share than ever before! 

And – if you love plaid and Buffalo Check…hang onto yer hats! 😉

Here’s the deets:

  • The Pink Sky Bundles are bundles featuring new fall Thirty-One product, priced at up to 60% off.
  • No substitutions are available with these product bundles and are only available as offered.
  • Quantity is limited for each bundle and are available while supplies last.
  • The bundles may contain some pre-personalized items but you cannot add your own personalization to these bundles.
  • The bundles will not qualify for the October Customer Special.

Okay – with all the legaleze and yada yada yada’s out of the way….here they are! 🙂  You can click the picture to open up a human-size flyer featuring the eight NEW Pink Sky Bundles!! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Piggy’s, Hugs and a Cup of Cheer Get Well Card

Hey y’all – you did it!  You made it to Friday!  Take a moment to pat yourselves on the back for getting thru another work week! 😉

I needed a very special – and personalized! – get well card this week.  So…I pulled out a couple three sets – including the Cup of Christmas Bundle from the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the This Little Piggy and Healing Hugs sets from the Annual Catalog.  I paired these up with some Come To Gather DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sweetly Swirled Video Tutorial Sneak Peek!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  What plans do you have for the weekend?  I think we need to hit the Farmer’s Market this morning (and I think Finn-y might get to go, too!) to get more tomatoes.  I am really regretting not having any plants this year!  Wayne and I came home from Italy with a new-found love of caprese salad!  And…those half-ripe maters from the grocery store….no.  Just…no!

Tonight though, I think we should get together on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page and do a video!  We’ll meet up at 7pm Eastern and make a Sweetly Swirled little thank you card.  Take a sneaky-peek:

So – I hope you’ll be able to join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

So – I know I promised Part 2 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog sample parade today, but I forgot about Video Sneaky-Peek Saturday (I just made that name up)!  So…I pinkie-swear….we’ll do it on Monday, okay? 😉

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  SOMEBODY keep me from buying any more Utility Totes – in ANY size!! – from Thirty One!  The sale price is CRAZY good!! 🙂

P.P.S  Oops.  MIGHT have bought a couple more totes.  And a Double Chill Thermal to go in one of the Large Utility Totes I already have!  Whoo-hoo!


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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.


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:  TENNESSEE – YOU’RE UP!  Shop on 26 – 28 July to save big on sales tax!

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).


FOUR DAYS LEFT TO EARN!

You’ve got just FOUR more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, 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!!!


Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.

It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

 

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until 31 July!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!


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’ve been thinking of fun things to do with Finn now that I’m going to have time on my hand – and NOT have to go running here and there for months at a time.

One of those things is…pet therapy!  I think Finn-y would be seriously awesome as a pet therapy dog, don’t you?  And…maybe one of those airport dogs – the ones that try to keep folks from having meltdowns.  Not the ones that find drugs or anything. 😉

Since the first step to any of these is…training – I thought we ought to start at home.

And – since we’re inundated with trees – and branches that fall to the ground – I thought to myself “Self – let’s teach the dog to pick up sticks and carry them to a pile and drop them”.

He LIKES to carry sticks.

Unfortunately – the second phase of the process is much MUCH harder.

He sort of likes to…chew them to pieces wherever he picks them up.

Well.  I suppose wood chips might be useful, too?

Baby steps! 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stamps-N-Lingers. A Thirty-One Gifts’ Sale-A-Bration Outlet Finale Sale!

Hey y’all – second post for the day!  If you’re looking for my card – and the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – it’s right here!

Just wanted to let you know there’s a HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.  It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

 

 

 

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until 31 July!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

 

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