Well – good morning, y’all! It’s my Birthday today! Yep. I’m 29! Plus Next-Day-Expedited-Overnight-Special-Handling! 😉 It’s true – I’m old enough to be Finn’s Mom! 😂
I’ve got a pile of cards waiting for me – and some packages – and I’m very much looking forward to opening each and every one today! I’ll post pics of my goodies soon!!
And – since it IS my birthday – I’m going to take advantage of that and….EXTEND my DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS ORDERING SPECIAL! It’s NOW going to run thru the end of the day on Thursday, 24 June. Which – not coincidentally! – is the SAME day as the Stampin’ Up! FREE SHIPPING OFFER! So…TWO amazingly good specials will be available to you on Thursday – 24 June. Get your list making going and be ready to cash in! 🙂
My Fun Fold card today contains a few things that you MIGHT want to add to your list! I’ve got the Daisy Lane – and old fave – and the new Artistically Inked stamp sets. With some gorgeous Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP and…a couple of Brilliant Wings die cuts! Take a look-see:
Well – the weekend is upon us again! Do you have something fun planned for Father’s Day on Sunday? Did you remember that it was Father’s Day on Sunday?? 😉
So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your day with me! If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this fun fold card, here ’tis!
Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table! I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
I pulled out the wonderful new Inspired Thoughts stamp set – it has wonderful sentiments in it! – and some Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP to make a sympathy card for you today! And – there’s a bit of a twist from the Pets Dies set. Take a look-see:
Hey y’all – this is my second post of the day – if you’d like to see the card I shared this morning for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – check it out right here!
Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! supply-stash a little at a time? Would you ALSO like to be able to get the benefits of hosting – without doing a bunch of extra work? Well….then an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!
And I’ve got an opening in my online host club that will be starting on 1 July 2021! With the new Annual Catalog just starting and a new Mini Catalog beginning in August, now is a great time to join my club and get some awesome perks!
Good morning from Maui! Hope your day is going well! Ours still started earlier than I’d like (darned time zone difference!) but…today is helicopter tour day so…maybe THAT has something to do with waking up so early! I’m psyched! 🙂
My card for you today is a clean and simple one using the new image-only Batik Boutique stamp set, with it’s bundled Batik Dies, and a couple sentiments from the sentiment-only Inspired Thoughts set. I also used a cool little a la carte die set called Basic Borders. Take a look-see:
Good morning! It’s T-minus-one-more-sleep!! By this time tomorrow we’ll be on the way to the airport! Negative COVID test, QR Code for testing down-stream, masks, twelve ID’s, tiny travel bottles, and lots of shorts in tow! I am cautiously optimistic that it’s really going to happen, y’all! 🎉🎉🎉
So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube Live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your Thursday with me! If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this card, here ’tis!
Hey y’all – quick note! I’ve got ONE Single DSP share from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog available for sale – and ready to stick in a mailer! The cost is $66 – that includes the shipping!
Good morning, y’all! How goes the weekend so far? Hope you’ve got something fun planned.
Me? I’ll be working on….this:
Good morning, everyone. Thanks for all the kind messages that so many have sent about Cerah. She’s on an upward trend – so I’m cautiously optimisic!
I’m sorry I wasn’t able to meet up with y’all on Facebook last night but…it just wasn’t going to happen. 🙁
But the card I made is kind of fun….yeah, BABY! The 60’s called and wants their tie-dye shirt back! Yes – I used the brand new Spiral Dye background stamp and a few cool sentiments from the new Inspired Thoughts stamp set. These are both coming in just TWO DAYS on the 4th in the new catalog. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week.
And the wild color scheme is from the Global Design Project color challenge!
And it fits nicely with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I started with the Spiral Dye stamp and my Stamparatus. First, I stamped the image in Coastal Cabana. Then I rotated the Basic White cardstock panel 180 degrees and stamped the image a second time in Bumble Bee ink. I matted the panel on Magenta Madness to make the card front.
I cut a Basic White panel and a Magenta Madness mat and used my Layering Circle Dies to cut a smooth circle from the White panel and a slightly larger scalloped circle from the Magenta panel. I took the first smooth-side circle die that I’d used on the Basic White panel to cut the center out of the Magenta Madness circle – creating a frame.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the white panel to the Magenta mat. Then I used a little more of the Glue to adhere the scalloped-edge frame to the white panel. Then I popped the whole thing over the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a strip of Basic White, I stamped an Inspired Thoughts sentiment in Magenta Madness. Then I snipped a banner end. I made a mat of Magenta Madness and adhered the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue.
Using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and a little Liquid Glue, I popped the sentiment onto the card front.
I used two lengths of Black baker’s twine from the new Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (coming on 4 May in the new 2021-22 Annual Catalog) to tie a simple bow, which I adhered with a Glue Dot.
I added a few Matte Black Dots and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second Inspired Thoughts sentiment in Magenta Madness on a Basic White panel. Then I added a strip of Coastal Cabana paper from the new Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP pack – which is also matted on Magenta Madness. A single Matte Black Dot finished it off.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got a few fun sentiments from Inspired Thoughts on the front..
…and I used a little more of the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! So…did YOU have a tie-dyed t-shirt?? I sure did – heck I MADE tie-dyed shirts! This Spiral Dye background set brings it back, doesn’t it? I love the color possibilities for fun card elements. And the all-sentiments-all-the-time Inspired Thoughts is a wonderful set with so many great sentiments to use on your projects!
I hope you like! And are getting excited for Tuesday!! 🙂 In addition to the new catalog going live we’ve got TWO amazing new promotion starting then, too – read one down to get the deets!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Customer Rewards page for full details.
Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!
You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The May Tutorial features the Pansy Patch Bundle!
Special Bundles have sort of become a “thing” we do here, right? I gather up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in a new catalog that coordinate with each other and get you well on the way to making great cards and projects! When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself! And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! And remember – the prices I list INCLUDE SHIPPING & TAX! So – those are the final costs to you! 🙂
Head over to my 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundles Page and take a gander at what I’ve put together for you. Then, use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!
This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 18 May 2021! So….don’t wait too long!
From 4 May – 14 June,2021, qualifying Stampin’ Up! orders and parties over $250 will receive $25 in BONUS Stampin’ Rewards! Which means…MORE free goodies to kick off our new catalog!!
Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any merchandise in either of the current catalogs, including the host exclusive items on pages 170-171 in the new Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June Mini Catalog!
Here’s the Deets:
Click this image to download a printable flyer with the details.
I can even set up a Host Code just for you – you give it to your friends and family – then they can order thru my Online Store, using that Host Code – to help you reach that $250 mark! 🙂 Holler at me if you have any questions or if you’d like me to set up a host code for you! You can drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May is a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! because you’ll get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit! Whoo-hoo!
From May 4–31, you’ll get
$125 $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!!
Here’s the Deets:
In addition to the amazing added value to the Starter Kit, when you join Stampin’ Up! you get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters! Plus, you get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events! Demonstrators also get at least a 20% discount on all of the products that they purchase and there is no requirement to sell to anyone.
And – if you join with me (and become an official member of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!) here’s some more goodness for you:
There’s no risk and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you. There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now (and hardly any reasons to NOT join!) and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
Want more info about becoming a Demonstrator and the benefits of joining? Then head over to my Join My Team page here. If you’ve got any questions about joining or being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – let me know! You can reach me at: email@example.com.
Join during May AND then place an order of $250+!! You can “double dip” and get $30 additional free merchandise with your Starter Kit AND $25 extra in host cash to spend when you place orders of $250+ before 14 June!!
Got questions, holler at me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!
So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and treat boxes! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 May 21 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!
For this catalog, I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share and you can DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators! Go to my Shares Page and get your order in – orders need to be placed by 2 May!! 🙂
If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs. Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!
Here’s the deets:
Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)
DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)
Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!
Happy shopping, y’all! And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!
Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Magenta Madness Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); (mat for front panel); (mat for sentiment); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip on inner liner)
Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); (front panel with circle die cut out); (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)
Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (new pattern for 2021-2022!): 3/4″ x 4″ (DSP strip on inside); 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!
Finn Fan Fix
So…as we keep taking the next day and the next to help Cerah recover – part of the program is hand-grazing a few times a day. On Saturday she was making a concerted demand to go here…there…wherever the clover and tiny grasses were.
Including partaking of a little of the grasses and clovers as he rested.