Valentine’s Day

Stampin’ Up! Love You Always in My Heart Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning!  It’s Sunday so..that heralds the half-way point of your weekend.  And – not for nuthin’ – it’s Super Bowl Sunday!  If you’re one of the lucky spectators – I heard there are going to be 25,000 human people.  And…30,000 cardboard “people”.  For which human people were given the chance to pay – yes PAY!! – $100 for the “honor” of having your face – or your kid’s face – or…your dog’s face – “attend” the Super Bowl.

Seriously?!? 😳😳😳  That just does not pass my sniff-test.

Caveat – if YOU were one who paid $100 to “be” there then I think that’s awesome – no offense meant – and I hope “you” enjoy the experience. 😉

So – I’ve got a fun-fold for you today (for FREE! 😉 ) – that’s just in time for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day and I showed you how to make it last night on my Facebook live video.  If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!

I love a good fun fold and I especially love it if it’s EASY – which this one totally is!  I used the pretty Love You Always Specialty DSP and the gorgeous Love You Always stamp set with the bundled Floral Heart Dies to make it gorgeous.  Take a look-see:


The colors on this one are from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

Just Us Girls had a timely Word Week challenge, too!

I think it also fits well with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started by cutting two pieces of Rococo Rose cardstock to create the two “cards” that make-up the whole fun fold card. Card 1 is the “base” and then card 2 is the smaller cardbase that is adhered to the large back panel of card 1.

I matted a large piece of Love You Always Specialty DSP – in Rococo Rose – on Sahara Sand and adhered it to the back panel of card 1.  I cut and matted a smaller piece for the left small panel of the first card.

For the smaller card – I matted another piece of the Love You Always Specialty DSP on Sahara Sand and adhered it to the front of the card.

From a piece of Sahara Sand Love You Always Foil, I cut the large heart die from the Floral Heart Dies.  I adhered it to the front of the small card with Liquid Glue.

Then I used the small flower die in the Floral Heart Dies (it cuts three detailed flowers at a time!) to cut some flowers in Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose.  These are adhered to the foil heart image with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Always in My Heart in Rococo Rose on a piece of Basic White and cut it with the same large die in the Always Die set.  Then I popped the heart onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied two lengths of white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack into a bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added a few Opal Rounds and that was it for the card front.

I stamped a second sentiment from Always in My Heart in Rococo Rose onto a Basic White panel.  Then I stamped two flowers from the set in Rococo Rose and filled them using the fill image – in stamped off once Blushing Bride.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and into the smaller card base.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere that card into the larger card #1 – making sure it was centered on the large back panel.  And the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Always in My Heart flowers on the front…

…and more of the Love You Always Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This super-easy fun fold is great for showcasing our gorgeous papers like the Love You Always Specialty DSP – and the perfectly sized front of the smaller card is just right for the big, bold Floral Heart Die cut!  The bundled Always in My Heart stamp set covers the gamut from love to friendship – Valentine’s to Anniversary! 🙂

I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

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. 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 February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage

Pre-Order Yours Now!

Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting them to start shipping on 12 Feb!

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!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these right now – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Rococo Rose Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8″ (card base 1, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 8″ (card base 2, scored and folded at 4″); Floral Heart Dies die cut floral heart on front

Sahara Sand Cardstock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for large back panel of card 1); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for small side panel of card 1); 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner of card 2)

Blushing Bride Cardstock: Floral Heart Dies die cut flowers on front

Basic White Cardstock:  Floral Heart Dies die cut heart on front (sentiment); 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inner liner on card 2)

Love You Always Foil:  Floral Heart Dies die cut floral heart on front

Love You Always Specialty DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (large back panel of card 1); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (small side panel of card 1); 3 1/2″ x 3 43/4″ (card front of card 2)


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 

Uhm…does this hay make my butt look big??

How ’bout from this angle??

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Galentine's, Love, Valentine's Day, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Always a Fun Fold Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning and happy Saturday!  Enjoy the weekend and the down-time!  If you’re working from home these days, try to put the tech away and be “off” for reals!  I know how hard that can be!!

Tonight I’ll be going live at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page to bring you a fun-fold card that’s just perfect for this month!  Here’s a sneaky peek!

I like this fold – it’s easy and pretty.  And it’s real pretty in the Love You Always Specialty DSP that you can see in the sneaky peek!

I hope you can join me and see for yourself!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

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. 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 February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage

Pre-Order Yours Now!

Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting them to start shipping on 12 Feb!

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!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these right now – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and 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 

Well, Finn heard that the first Saturday in February is National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day.

Yes.  Really.

So…he wanted to give y’all a recipe he found on the internet for ice cream for your fur-kids.

Not your cats.  He’s pretty sure cats should not get ice cream made for dogs.

It’s probably…bad for them or something. 😉

Here you go!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 32 ounces plain yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 cup peanut butter – (make SURE it doesn’t have Xylitol in it! 🤢 According to the great Google: The most popular brands of peanut butter, such as Jif, Skippy, Smuckers and Peter Pan are all xylitol-free.  Which is good, cuz that’s totally what we have!)

Instructions

  1. Add bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt to a blender.
  2. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.

Hope your kids love their treat!

TTFN
M

Categories: For A Friend, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Love, Valentine's Day, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lots of Heart True Love Card

Well – it’s February, y’all!  Half way thru Sale-A-Bration.  And tomorrow is the first day y’all can order the new Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles.  I know you’ve been waiting for those!  So…scroll on down to get the deets and then be ready for tomorrow to roll around!

For today, though, I’ve got a simple card for you using the Lots of Heart Bundle with the Many Hearts Dies!  And some True Love DSP!  And no – it is NOT a Valentine’s OR Love-you-forever card.  Take a look-see:

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

And I pulled the color scheme from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a piece of polka-dot paper from the all-black-and-white True Love DSP and, using my awesome new Blending Brushes, I colored that panel with Gray Granite ink.  Then I used a Stitched Rectangle Die and cut the middle out of the panel.

I adhered the large panel to a Purple Posy mat with Liquid Glue.  And then I matted the die cut middle on Purple Posy and popped it back into its spot with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the plaid heart from Lots of Heart twice in Misty Moonlight.  I used two dies in the Many Hearts Die set – a small heart die and the little die that cuts a perforated heart shape…that one fits inside the larger heart die – to cut two small, perforated hearts from the plaid images.

 

On a piece of Purple Posy cardstock, I stamped the Lots of Heart sentiment in Misty Moonlight and cut it with a small, narrow Stitched Rectangle die.  Then I popped it onto the middle of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the two hearts to the card front.

A couple three Purple Posy Playing With Patterns Resin Dots finished it off!

On the inside, I added a few Many Hearts hearts in Misty Moonlight to a Basic White panel.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Many Hearts hearts on the front in Misty Moonlight…

…and more of the Gray Granite-brushed True Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the color-changing versatility of the black-and-white True Love DSP, don’t you?

And the Lots of Heart bundle is just as versatile – it’s NOT as much a lovey dovey set as it is for friendship!!

I hope you like!! 🙂

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

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. 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 February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage

Pre-Order Yours Now!

Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting then to start shipping on 12 Feb!

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!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming Tomorrow 2 Feb 21!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Purple Posy Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for Stitched Rectangle Die Cut on front);  Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Many Hearts die cut hearts

Fine Art Floral 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 

Last night as we were getting ready to head out to feed the ponies, Finn showed up in the doorway.

Ready, Mom!


He really REALLY wants to take Mr. Elephant out to show him the ponies, I guess. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Clean-and-Simple, For A Friend, For You, Love, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Wrapped Flowers Bouquet with Video Tutorial

Happy half-way-thru-the-weekend day, y’all!  Hope it’s been a good one for you!  Yesterday, I got half of my gardens “turned” and ready for amending with some compost to give them a little boost before spring planting time comes.  And I’ve got my seed starting stuff ready to seed start.  So – soon I’ll have my grow light working on my kitchen island and we’ll see what sprouts! I love this time of year!! 🙂

I’ve got a spring-y card for you today and I showed how to make it last night on my Facebook live video.  If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!

The new Wrapped Flowers bundle – which includes the Wrapped Flowers die set (that makes the fun “newspaper wrapper”! – is for sure one of the more beautiful sets in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  I used it to make a love-themed card for friends or family.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

And the color scheme is from CAS Colours & Sketches.

And the love-theme fits perfectly with the Global Design Project theme challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic White card stock that I embossed in the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I cut the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die from the center.  I cut the largest scalloped oval from the Ovals Layering Dies from Old Olive card stock and matted the white oval on it with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat – then popped the matted oval back in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a piece of Crushed Curry Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP with the next-to-smallest rectangle Stitched So Sweetly die, cut it in half – and slid the halves under the popped up oval, adhering them with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the newsprint image from the Wrapped Bouquet Die Set twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I cut it with the second-to-smallest rectangle in Stitched So Sweetly.  I used a Blending Brush to sponge the die cut with Smoky Slate ink.

I crinkled the die cut a bit to weather it – then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Basic White, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the smaller floral image from Wrapped Bouquet in Tuxedo Black and cut it with the die in Wrapped Flowers.  I colored the image with my Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the wrapper – I stamped the newsprint image in Tuxedo Black on Basic White and cut it with the square die in Wrapped Flowers. Then I turned it over and stamped the back with the newsprint image.  I sponged both sides in Smoky Slate with my Blending Brush and then used the score lines (from the die) to fold it into a “wrapper”.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to hold the wrapper closed – and then to adhere the bouquet inside the wrapper.

On a piece of Basic White – I stamped the Wrapped Bouquet sentiment in Crushed Curry.  Then I cut it with the little tag die in Wrapped Flowers.  I also cut the same Crushed Curry Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP with the tag die.

I used my Dark Old Olive Stampin Blend to color a length of Linen Thread.  I adhered the thread on the back of the “wrapper” with a Glue Dot, threaded the two little tags onto it and tied a bow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the wrapped bouquet to the card front and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Wrapped Bouquet sentiment in Crushed Curry on Basic White.  I added the floral image in the corner in Smoky Slate and colored it as I’d done the image on the front of the card.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Wrapped Bouquet image on the front…

…and more of the Crushed Curry Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Okay – this is silly, but whenever I look at this Wrapped Bouquet flower with it’s sweet Wrapped Flowers “newspaper” wrapper, I think of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.  No?  Just me?  Well – whatever it makes YOU think of….I think you’re going to really have fun with this bundle!!

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Blending Brushes are amazing, aren’t they??  Well – Stamp-N-Storage has a NEW product (that I was given a chance to preview and give ideas on!) – for storing those brushes!!  Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting then to start shipping on 12 Feb!

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!


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: 9N4CPU92

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. 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 January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming in February!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crushed Curry Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/4″)

Old Olive Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); Largest scallop Ovals Layering Die cut (mat for white oval on front)

Old Olive Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Wrapped Flowers die cut pieces on front; Second-to-smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (newspaper panel on front)

Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP:  Next-to-smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die (cut in half on 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 

Sometimes, when you’re trying to sleep on non-purpose-built furniture, you have to…improvise and overcome.

It often requires some judicial tucking and folding of paws – and the use of a handy exercise trampoline.

You know – for the overflow.

I mean – why not?  MOM pretty obviously isn’t going to use it! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, For A Friend, Joining Special, Love, Recruiting Special, Storage, Valentine's Day, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! True Love Always & Forever for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I had a good time with this color challenge – picking Rococo Rose to pop against the black and white – and True Love DSP was the obvious choice.  I kept with the Love You Always Suite – using both the Forever & Always Bundle and the Always in My Heart stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Here’s our challenge! 🙂

And I also borrowed the sketch from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge for my layout.

I started with my favorite design in the True Love DSP and matted it on Rococo Rose for the card front.

Using the smaller, straight-edge punch in the Heart Punch Pack, I cut a Rococo Rose heart from Love You Always Specialty DSP.

 

I created the sentiment with the Always Dies (part of the Forever & Always Bundle!)- cutting the detailed word from Love You Always Foil in Rococo Rose, and the solid shape in Basic White.  Then I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Forever & Always in Rococo Rose on a Basic White strip.  Then I matted the strip on Rococo Rose and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue. I added the punched heart with Liquid Glue.

I tied a small bow from two lengths of Whisper White twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I popped my die cut sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Matte Black Dots and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped an Always in My Heart sentiment in Rococo Rose on a Basic White panel.  Next to it, I stamped the hearts outline image from Always in My Heart in Tuxedo Black – then added the fill image in Rococo Rose.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Always in My Heart hearts on the front…

…and more of the True Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love Black-White-Pink (aka Rococo Rose), don’t you?  It’s just so cool and elegant.  And the Always & Forever stamp set – with the beautiful bundled Always Dies (how much do you love those sentiment dies?!?) plus the Always in My Heart stamp set…

….are perfect vehicles for bringing that pop of color to the gorgeous True Love DSP.

I hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: BBPADBD6 

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. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

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


Sale-A-Bration is Here!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


NEW!  Basic White is HERE!

The following Basic White products are now available!


You’ve been waiting and waiting for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine…and it’s finally here!!!  Get all the deets and links to order YOUR mighty Mini right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in The Art Gallery Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Rococo Rose Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4″ (mat under sentiment strip)

Whisper White (or Basic White!): 1″ x 4″ (sentiment strip); Always Die cut under die cut sentiment; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Love You Always Specialty DSP: Heart Punch

Love You Always Foil: Always Die Cut sentiment

True Love 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 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, Anniversary, Joining Special, Love, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! True Love Forever & Always Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge 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!

Now – it is ALSO Christmas Eve!  Which means that – naturally – I have a Valentine’s/Anniversary/Love/Friendship card to share with you today! LOL!  I figure me showing you how to make a Christmas card is a little like…closing the barn door after the horse has left!  I’m looking forward – with the new Forever & Always stamp set with its bundled Always Dies, and some pretty black-and-white DSP from the True Love DSP.  These will be available to you on 5 Jan in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Anniversary, Any Occasion, Catalog Sneak Peek, For A Friend, Friendship, Jan - Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Sneak Peek, Love, New Catalog Launch, Retiring Products, Sneak peek, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Tri-Panel Fun Fold for The Paper Players

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  We’re playing with a color challenge, and I didn’t get even a little jiggy with it! 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to make one last Valentine’s Day card for this challenge – giving me a great chance to use several pretty designs in the From My Heart Specialty DSP.  And, with that, I also pulled out the Heartfelt stamp set and the wonderful bundled Heart Punch Pack.  All on a fun-fold card.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s colorful Paper Players challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects! 🙂

This is called a Tri-Panel Fun Fold and I got the inspiration for it from my friend and teammate Karen Ksenzakovic who got it from our other teammate Barbara Ross, who saw a video on it from Tina Rappe!  Whew!  That’s a lot of talent right there.  Hope I did this justice – cuz it’s totally cool!

Also?  It’s totally easy, so…winner winner!

Being that it’s February and stuff, I figured a Valentine’s Day card would fit perfectly with this FUSION challenge.

I started with a “card base” of Basic Black and added a Real Red-matted piece of the From My Heart Specialty DSP.  The card base is flat – but is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (which means this one fits right in a regular A2 envelope!).

I cut the tri-panel part of the card from Flirty Flamingo and scored it at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″.  Then I folded each score line in opposite directions – starting with a “mountain” at the 1 1/2″ fold.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the last panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the card base.

All but one panel has a Basic Black-matted decoration – either a piece of the From The Heart Specialty DSP or a Whisper White sentiment panel.

On the Whisper White panel, I stamped a sentiment from the Heartfelt set in Real Red.  Over that, I added the small lace-y heart in stamped-off-once Flirty Flamingo.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the solid Happy Valentine’s Day heart in Real Red and cut it with the heart punch in the Heart Punch Pack.  I adhered it at a jaunty angle to the back panel.

For the front of the card, I made a stacked heart sentiment.  First, I stamped the dotted heart image from Heartfelt on a piece of Whisper White.  Inside that, in Real Red, is a sentiment from the set.  I also stamped the larger lace-y heart in Real Red and punched it out with the scalloped heart in the punch pack.

To make the stack, I started with a Flirty Flamingo Heart Doily, to which I adhered a loop of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon with Glue Dots.  I popped the scalloped heart over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then added the sentiment with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the whole thing to the front-most panel of the tri-panel fold with Liquid Glue and that was it for the card.  When you make one of these – be sure that you only use the adhesive on HALF of your decoration!  Otherwise…fun-fold be like…glued shut! 😉

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the large Heartfelt heart in Real Red on the front…

…and one of the From My Heart papers on the envelope flap.

Et voila! Easy Peasy, huh?  I am loving this Tri-Panel Fun Fold and it is so Valentine-perfect with the Heartfelt stamp set and bundled Heart Punch Pack, don’t you think?  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 – 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

 

 

P.S.  Days are running out for my 2020 Coordination Product Special Bundles (ends on Tuesday, 11 Feb) and my Sticky Sweet Ordering Special (ends on Thursday, 14 Feb)

HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.


For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!


Coordination Product Release!

The Coordination Product Release is LIVE to customers!  Now you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ve got FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

Coordination Products Ordering Details:

  • Ordering Dates:  4 February – 31 March 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to any type of order: customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit!  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit with me now!
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until 31 March 2020 or while supplies last.  So order early to make sure that you can get the coordinating items that you are wanting!
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Here are all the goodies in my Online Store – or….keep going to see my Special Bundles and save some GREEN!!


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundle FLASH Sale!

I’ve put together TWO Special Bundles.  Each bundle offers you a savings of 10-15% over purchasing all the products yourself, so…pretty good deal!

This is a LIMITED TIME offer from me.  You’ve got ONE WEEK ONLY to take advantage of these money-saving bundles.  That’s right – this special will end next Tuesday, 11 Feb.

Since we’re in Sale-A-Bration, I’ll once again offer you the chance to select some free goodies!  Check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

Take a look!

Bundle #1: Just The Basics Bundle – $138

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $169 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  This bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level Product and ONE $50-Level 1 Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies  (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27

BONUS – When you order the Just The Basics Bundle – you’ll receive the new Pleased As Punch DSP FREE!

Bundle #2:  I Need It ALL Bundle – $279

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $355 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. This bundle will earn you TWO $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $50-Level and ONE $100-Level Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Positive Thoughts Stamp Set – $21
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Special Someone Stamp Set – $17
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27
Pleased As Punch DSP (coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Umbrella Builder Punch and Tulip Builder Punch) – $11.50
Heartfelt Bundle – $45.75
Timeless Tulips Bundle – $32.25
Under My Umbrella Bundle – $30.50

BONUS – When you order the I Need it ALL Bundle – you’ll receive the Heart Foil Tins Free as well as the following items…..

Little Ladybug Stamp Set
Small Bloom Punch
Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set
Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set

Got it?  Okay – use this form to get signed up for your Special bundle!  Once I receive your order, I’ll send a PayPal invoice.  As soon as I receive your payment, I’ll go right in and get your goodies ordered and on the way!  Whoo-hooo!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can! 

Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

 


February Thirty One Specials

 

The Small Utility Tote (aka SUT) is taking center stage in February! You can get up to two SUTs at $10 each with every $35 you spend! I will not shock you with how many of these little beauties I’ve got. No one ever needs to know that!

We’ve got new Spring prints – including Chestnut Distressed – which is ONLY around in February!!

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

https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/totesnlingers/info/ideaswelove/behind-the-bag/131-ideas-for-your-small-utility-tote

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few SUTs to your collection!

https://www.mythirtyone.com/11031342?pd=11626708

Enjoy and Happy SUT-ing!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for back of tri-panel fold); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for back DSP tri-panel); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mat for Whisper White sentiment panel and DSP panel); 1 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for front DSP panel)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (tri-panel piece – scored and folded at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (sentiment panel)

From My Heart Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front panel); 2 3/4″ x 4″ back DSP tri-panel); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (DSP panel); 1 1/4″ x 4″ (front DSP 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


On chilly mornings, I sometimes will go sit in the tack room after I put the girls out and before cleaning the stalls.  There’s a comfy recliner in the apartment and it’s warm.

So – I sit there all bundled up and read a book for a bit until I can gird my loins and go back into the cold to finish the chores.

Okay – yes.  Sometimes I might accidentally take a little nap. 😉

Finn comes in with me.  Not cuz he’s cold (he LOVES winter!!) – but because he’s velcro!

But – there’s only so much laying-around-while-mom-reads/naps that a guy can take.

So…he sits up and scratches to see if I’ll get the hint.

Is she watching?

Is she even AWAKE??

Mom?  For crying out loud, Mom – let’s GO!!!

He’s nothing if not persistent! 😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt From the Heart Video Sneak Peek

Hey y’all – welcome to the weekend!  We’ve had a real “week” – so…I am ready for a bit of a change.  I hope you are, too – and that you get it!

I’m planning to go live tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  I’ve got a sweet card for you – the last one I’ll do for Valentine’s Day this year.  It’s a fun-fold and it’s super easy and super fun!  Take a sneaky-peek:

It’s a cool card – so I hope you can join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

Have a great day!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Only a few days left for my Sticky Sweet Valentine’s Day Ordering Special AND my 2020 Coordination Product Special Bundles – check them out down below!


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.


For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!


Coordination Product Release!

Coordination Products Ordering Details:

  • Ordering Dates:  4 February – 31 March 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to any type of order: customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit!  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit with me now!
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until 31 March 2020 or while supplies last.  So order early to make sure that you can get the coordinating items that you are wanting!
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ Rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Here are all the goodies in my Online Store – or….keep going to see my Special Bundles and save some GREEN!!


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundle FLASH Sale!

I’ve put together TWO Special Bundles.  Each bundle offers you a savings of 10-15% over purchasing all the products yourself, so…pretty good deal!

This is a LIMITED TIME offer from me.  You’ve got ONE WEEK ONLY to take advantage of these money-saving bundles.  That’s right – this special will end next Tuesday, 11 Feb.

Since we’re in Sale-A-Bration, I’ll once again offer you the chance to select some free goodies!  Check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

Take a look!

Bundle #1: Just The Basics Bundle – $138

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $169 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  This bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level Product and ONE $50-Level 1 Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies  (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27

BONUS – When you order the Just The Basics Bundle – you’ll receive the new Pleased As Punch DSP FREE!

Bundle #2:  I Need It ALL Bundle – $279

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $355 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. This bundle will earn you TWO $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $50-Level and ONE $100-Level Product.

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (coordinates with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set) – $29
Positive Thoughts Stamp Set – $21
Special Day Dies (coordinates with the Special Someone Stamp Set) – $29
Special Someone Stamp Set – $17
Ladybug Dies (Coordinates with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set) – $29
Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with the Sending you Thoughts Stamp Set) – $27
Birthday Dies (coordinates with the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set) – $27
Pleased As Punch DSP (coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Umbrella Builder Punch and Tulip Builder Punch) – $11.50
Heartfelt Bundle – $45.75
Timeless Tulips Bundle – $32.25
Under My Umbrella Bundle – $30.50

BONUS – When you order the I Need it ALL Bundle – you’ll receive the Heart Foil Tins Free as well as the following items…..

Little Ladybug Stamp Set
Small Bloom Punch
Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set
Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set

Got it?  Okay – use this form to get signed up for your Special bundle!  Once I receive your order, I’ll send a PayPal invoice.  As soon as I receive your payment, I’ll go right in and get your goodies ordered and on the way!  Whoo-hooo!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can! 

Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

 

 


February Thirty One Specials

 

The Small Utility Tote (aka SUT) is taking centerstage in February! You can get up to two SUTs at $10 each with every $35 you spend! I will not shock you with how many of these little beauties I’ve got. No one ever needs to know that!

We’ve got new Spring prints – including Chestnut Distressed – which is ONLY around in February!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utitlity Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!  https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/totesnlingers/info/ideaswelove/behind-the-bag/131-ideas-for-your-small-utility-tote

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few SUTs to your collection!

https://www.mythirtyone.com/11031342?pd=11626708

Enjoy and Happy SUT-ing!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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


Wimoweh, wimoweh….wimoweh, wimoweh…in the jungle, the mighty jungle…

Don’t be afraid….it’s not a MIGHTY LION!!

Just a domesticated house panther…

Admit it – you were worried for a minute.  😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Heart to Heart Valentine

Well – good day-after-Super-Bowl Sunday (and also – day after Groundhog Day!).  Did you watch the game?  We did.  No dog in this year’s hunt, but…it’s the thing to do, right??  And boy – I’m glad we did!  What a great game!  KC – talk about keeping their heads up and driving thru to the other side.  I was real happy to see them win.  In the immortal words of Sir Alexander Dane: Never give up. Never surrender!

Also – apparently Spring is right around the corner.  Whether your team won or lost – there’s THAT to hang on to!

My card today is another one for Valentine’s Day – this one aimed at a card for a friend (versus a card for a spouse or other romantic interest!).  I used the Heart to Heart stamp set and the Heartfelt Bundle – with it’s cool Heart Punch Pack!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is inspired by the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

And the color palette of grays, red and white comes from this week’s Color Throwdown.

I needed to start with the sentiment strip and the DSP strip so that I’d know where to stamp all my hearts!  A little different order of doing things, huh?

I stamped the sentiment from the Heart to Heart stamp set in Basic Gray on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped a banner end.

I laid the strip on a Whisper White panel and used that as the starting point for the stamped hearts.

With the smaller lacy heart image from the Heartfelt set, I stamped twice in Real Red.  Then I pulled out the small heart images from the Heart to Heart set and stamped them in Real Red, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

Then I matted the panel on Real Red to make the card front.

On the side, I added a Real Red-matted strip of Basic Gray paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP, adhering it with Liquid Glue.

Using the scalloped punch from the Heart Punch Pack, I punched out a Real Red foil heart from one of the designs in the From the Heart Specialty DSP pack, and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue, and then added Rhinestone Basic Jewels – one on the sentiment strip and several around the stamped hearts.

A good-sized bow from the Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, adhered with a Glue Dot, finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set in Basic Gray on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped Heartfelt and Heart to Heart images in Real Red, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts on the front…

…and some more Basic Gray Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These two stamp sets – Heartfelt and Heart to Heart – really work in concert to let us make Valentine’s Day cards for friend and lover alike, don’t they?  And I LOVE when punches – like the Heart Punch Pack (bundled with Heartfelt) – will cut images from Designer Series Paper like the From the Heart Specialty DSP.  SOOO stinkin’ handy!!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.

 


For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!


Coordination Product Release – Coming TOMORROW!

You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set

Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set

Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set

Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set

Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)


Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

 


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

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 Specials

And look!  Distressed Chestnut will be available for a Limited Time!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); One 1 1/8″ wide strip for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Real Red Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat under DSP strip)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)

From My Heart Specialty DSP: Punched heart on front

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Basic Gray): 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip); 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


I’ve mentioned a time or two that Katy gets me up early to be fed.

Most mornings, Finn gets up with me.  Out of solidarity.

Also FOMO! 😉

But – like me, the early mornings tend to make him sleepy (“er” than usual) in the afternoons.

Sometimes I’ll take a short power nap in the recliner.

Finn – out of solidarity – usually does the same!

Frequently on the sofa – where he can keep an eye on me.


Just in case.

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Detailed Hearts for The Paper Players

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  It’s a very month-appropriate theme challenge, as you’ll see in a second.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to go all-out Valentine’s Day for our challenge – with the Heartfelt stamp set and bundled Heart Punch Pack with a little extra help from the Detailed Hearts Die set.  Take a look-see:

 

And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects! 🙂

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And it’s for certain-sure a Valentine’s Day card so…the TGIF Challenge was perfect!

Finally, the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge helped me add the final element!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Basic Black for the card front.

To create the ombre Detailed Hearts Die cut – I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered 1 1/8″ wide strips of Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride and Petal Pink cardstock to it with Liquid Glue.  Be sure to get adhesive right up to the edges of the strips!

I laid the Detailed Hearts Die over the panel and ran it thru my die cutting machine.  It takes a few passes – it’s thick!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut to the card front.

Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon on a diagonal.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White.  Using the Heart Punch Pack, I cut the sentiment with the straight-edge heart and used the scalloped-edge heart to cut one from Silver Glimmer Paper.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment heart to its Silver Glimmer heart mat and then to the card front.

I tied a small bow from the Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Heartfelt sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the dotted-heart image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I made a mask from a sticky note by punching the straight-edged Heart Punch.  I set the mask over the heart and sentiment and stamped the arrow in Melon Mambo.  Then I “fixed” the little gap with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Tuxedo Black Memento ink dotted heart and Melon Mambo arrow on the front…

…and a Melon Mambo heart stamp from the Heartfelt set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Valentine’s Day – straight up!  I love the way the Heartfelt Bundle with the cool dual-punch Heart Punch Pack works with the Detailed Hearts Die, don’t you?

That single die gives so much interest to a card – whether you do it in tone-on-tone (like I did on this card here) or with a rainbow of colors like I did today!  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 – 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 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.


Coordination Product Release – Coming on 4 Feb!

You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set

Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set

Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set

Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set

Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)


Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

 


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

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 Specials

And look!  Distressed Chestnut will be available for a Limited Time!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); One 1 1/8″ wide strip for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Basic Black Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Backer for Detailed Hearts Die Cut; Heart Pack Punch sentiment

Lovely Lipstick, Blushing Bride, Petal Pink and Melon Mambo Card Stocks: 1 1/8″ wide strips for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Silver Glimmer Paper: Heart Pack Punch behind sentiment

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 – Finn gave up his “spot” today for a different kind of post.

On Friday evening, my brother lost his sweet kitty, Bijou.  She was rescued from New Orleans after Katrina as a youngster and he adopted her.

Bijou – “a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship; something delicate, elegant, or highly prized”

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As all our fur-children do, she quickly became a fixture in his heart.

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Considering he had her for most of her life he is pretty devastated at her loss.  And I know his apartment is feeling very empty today.

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So – please send good thoughts and prayers his way for peace today and comfort knowing that she’s at the Bridge, playing will all the good kitties who have gone ahead.

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Bijou was about the same age as Katy.

Which means that our time with her is probably drawing to a close.

So I’ll try to remember that at 3:30 in the morning when she wakes me up to eat – even though she’s got food bowls set out.  It’s apparently not the “right” food.  In some cases it’s the SAME food that she WILL eat if I get up and give it to her at 3:30 in the morning.

My little fur-tyrant.

Of course, like all fur-children, just about the time I “can’t take another second” – she…

and….

So.

Now both Bijou and Katy are immortalized on the internet forever!

Thanks for reading my not-Finn-Fan Fix!

TTFN
M

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