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Stampin’ Up! Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special!!

This is my second post for the day – If you’re looking for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop, check it out right here!

In celebration of today’s launch of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, I’m offering an Ordering Special (actually – TWO ordering specials – read on!!).

From right now until close-of-business on 15 June – I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Whaaaaaat??!  Yes – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code below (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.

I know you’re excited to get going – Noon Mountain Time just can’t come quick enough!!!

TTFN
Mary

P.S.  Check out the extra Stampin’ Rewards offer.  Individual orders over $350 also qualify!!  👍👍


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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…

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Words Better Together!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Gotta love these 4 day work weeks, huh?  We just started – but we’re halfway thru!  Whoo-hoo!

But we’re closer than ever to a Pretty Big Deal.  Tomorrow is….new Catalog Launch Day!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Speaking of which….here’s some things to know about tomorrow.

  • Sales for the 2017-2018 annual catalog begin at noon (Mountain Time)
  • The Online Store will be unavailable from midnight (MT) tonight until noon (MT) tomorrow while Stampin’ Up! transitions their systems to the new catalog.  Ordering will be restored no later than noon (MT).  

So…what does that mean?  It means that if you’re one of those people who drink extra coffee at night to stay awake late to get in on the first few minutes of the launch or do the higher level math to determine what time mountain time is where you live and then set your alarm to get up early….well, don’t!  There’s no point!  You’ll be up late or early for no actual Stampin’ Up! reason!  Sleep!  Rest your buying fingers!!  Be fresh and ready to go when the store comes back online at noon Mountain Time!!

Okay – with that out of the way, let’s talk cards!  I made a card today using the new Lovely Words Thinlits (avail tomorrow!!), a little Better Together (avail now) and a few other little pieces and parts.  The end result is a card that would work for….a Silver Wedding anniversary?  Bridal Shower? Wedding?  Confirmation?  Take a look-see:

This card played along with two challenges.  The first, from Fab Friday, inspired the layout.

And the second gave me the color palette.  Just Us Girls had a photo challenge this week.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock for the mat.  Using the lace strip image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, I stamped that image all the way around the edge of the panel in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s really hard (okay – possibly impossible!) to see in the pictures.  Maybe if you squint…

Maybe not…

The card front itself is another piece of Whisper White card stock that I dry embossed in the Holly TIEF.

For my art, I cut a strip of Silver Foil and made banner ends with my Banner Triple Punch, then embossed it in the new Sparkle TIEF.  I adhered that to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The next strip – I made with my Diagonal Stripe background stamp.  I stamped the image in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I cut a strip and adhered that over the first strip with Liquid Glue.


I used the Hugs die in the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut my sentiment from some Silver Foil.  Since that die leaves a negative image in the paper, I used a smooth-edged Circles Layering Framelit to cut it out.  Then I adhered it to a scallop-edge circle of Whisper White with some Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I aligned and stamped the sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out (the coordinating stamp set to Lovely Words – which will be available in a money-saving bundle in the new catalog!) in Smoky Slate Ink.  Then I popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The last piece of the card front is a little Whisper White heart.  I first heat embossed that lace image from Timeless Textures  – with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – on a Whisper White scrap.  Then I cut it out with the smallest heart in the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional and some Liquid Glue!

On the inside, I made another Timeless Textures heat embossed mat – just like for the front.  Then I SNAILd a second Whisper White panel to that.  I used a sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Smoky Slate ink, once again using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I cut two more embossed hearts and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel into a Thick Whisper White card base.  On the front, I first SNAIld my heat-embossed mat to the card base, then popped the card front over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Timeless Textures lace image heat embossed in white down the right side of the envelope…

…and then I heat embossed a sentiment from Lovely Inside & Out in Silver on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I promise – making this card is a lot easier than taking its picture!  Sheesh – I’m so sorry, you guys!  It looks so pretty and elegant in person and I’m pretty bummed it doesn’t show up so well in the pictures.  But – in the end, the idea is to make a card that looks good in person, right??   Anyway – I hope you like what you can see of it – the Lovely Inside & Out bundle is a lot of fun – the thinlits are too cool!  

Be sure to scroll on down and check out the ordering special that starts tomorrow from Stampin’ Up!, okay?  And there’s still time to get my In Color Bundles and the Eastern Palace bundles!  Those all go away tonight!

There’s a lot of info between here and the FFF, so be sure to check it all out – I don’t want you to miss a great deal, okay??  Finn’ll still be there when you get there!  😉

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles Sale – ends tonight!

 

Two Days Left to grab my Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2019 In Color Bundles!

Bundle #1 – this 2017-2019 In Color Bundle is the full-meal-deal, y’all!  This bundle is $99 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a free goody!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goodie!) would be about $130 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!)

In this bundle you’ll get:

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – all 5!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

Bundle #2 – this is for those folks who bought either of the Eastern Palace Bundles.  Y’all already have three of the five new In Color ink pads, so…I have a second bundle just for you.  I call it…The Eastern Palace Owners 2017-2019 In Color Bundle.  Catchy, huh? 🙂  This one is $89 and still gets free shipping and tax and a free goody!  The total cost if you bought them separately would be around $120.

In this special bundle, you’ll get almost the same thing as in the first bundle – but minus the three In Colors you’ve already got!

  • 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2017-2018 In Color Ink Refills!
  • 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads – Powder Pink and Berry Burst!
  • 2017-2010 In Color 12″ x 12″ Card Stock Pack
  • Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2017-2019 In Color 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock Pack
  • FREE 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows OR FREE 2017-2019 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

On both bundles, you get to choose from one of two great In Color embellishment packs!  Free!

Finally – I have one more deal.  You’ve seen me use the wonderful new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon on a few cards now.  And you know it comes in each of the new In Colors.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a whole spool of each one??  Well….

This is a special Add On Bundle.  You can buy it in addition (so…not all by it’s lonesome!) to either of the bundles listed above.  And – you’ll get all five In Colors for $35 with free shipping and tax!

How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Then I’ll place the order on the 1st and your goodies will be on their way!  Easy. 

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Online Host Club – One Spot Left for the July – Dec Club!

I’ve got 3 openings in my July – December Club.  The club will cover the new Annual Catalog and the fall-release of the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  You know you’re going to want to order lots of goodies from both catalogs – so why not get some Host Rewards at the same time??  

Here’s how it works….

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • Placing a $25.00 minimum order by the 20th of each month
  • And you’ll use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders. So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term
  • During your host month you’re welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy!  

So what do you think?  If it sounds like a good idea, let me know right quick and we’ll get you signed up!  You can drop me a line right at:  stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


Ends TONIGHT!!

The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at tonight!!

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50   Perfect for the beginning crafter!!

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50  Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎 Trust me – this is the one you want!!

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Lovely Inside & Out Bundle and the Sparkle TIEF will be available starting tomorrow! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ scallop circle (under the Silver sentiment); small Sweet & Sassy hearts (x3); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (silver embossed Diagonal Stripe strip)

Silver Foil: 1″ x 4 1/4″ (embossed silver strip); Lovely Words Thinlits die


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 guess I’ve told you that we’re testing for our Canine Good Citizen certificate this weekend?

So – we’re practicing (even though his MO is to do really well at home and then get a little slack in class…)

I try to take every opportunity to reinforce that he has to “do the stuff” even when there’s other – much better, much more fun, way more exciting! – things to do than heel and sit and stay.

 

What’s so significant about this picture?

No – it’s not that my tennis shoe is obviously moments away from falling completely apart.

Although it is. 😉

Nope – it’s the fact that he’s off-leash, in a near-perfect sit, almost exactly where he’s supposed to be.  And he came there on one “Here” command.

Aaaaaannnnddd – Wayne is out of the frame, dumping Bo’s feed in his tub in the pasture.  About a 2 second Aussie sprint from where we’re standing!

And we know Finn loves….his dad.  Bo.  And HORSE FOOOOOOOOOOOD!!

So a huge enticement to leave.  But he didn’t!

I think we might pass on Sunday! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Dahlia Wedding Card

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’ll tell you what – I’m ready for this week to be done.  Work has been a total PITA.  The “real” job – not this one!  I’m ready to not have to think about it for a couple of days.

Or years.

Or…ever!

But…it’s still supporting my SU! habit, so…. you know.  Gotta keep doing it.

So – my card for today is a wedding card.  I made it using a new-to-me stamp called Definitely Dahlia – which is a single stamp with the most gorgeous flower image.  I added a little bit of Eastern Beauty (avail 1 June), some Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers (also 1 June), a little Sunshine Wishes Thinlit action and a sentiment from Floral Phrases  Yep, I was all over the place in my stash!  Take a look-see:

The layout of for my card is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And the wedding theme is from Stamp Ink Paper.

I started with a piece of Tranquil Tide paper from the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (1 June) that I matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock (1 June).  Over that I adhered a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some Liquid Glue.

I also used a couple of Glue Dots – on the doily – to wrap some loops of Gold Metallic Thread.

The center panel started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I inked up my new Definitely Dahlia stamp with Versamark and stamped the panel, then sprinkled the image with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat embossed the flower and matted the panel on a Tranquil Tide mat.

For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set.  I cut the die three times from Tranquil Tide and then adhered them all together in a stack with Liquid Glue.

The second part of the sentiment is from Eastern Beauty.  It’s a curved stamp – but I straightened it out when I stuck it to the acrylic block.  I inked just the words “is beautiful” in Versamark and stamped the panel.  Then I sprinkled it with more Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I added the die cut “love” with Liquid Glue and the card front was done! 🙂

On the inside, I pulled a sentiment that seemed to fit perfectly from the Floral Phrases stamp set and added it in Tranquil Tide ink to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom of the panel, I adhered an Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers across the front…

…and a little more of the Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’ve had my eye on that Definitely Dahlia stamp for a long time (if it wasn’t clear, I only used about half of the image – it’s big, bold and beautiful!!) – I have no idea why I waited so long to add it to the stamp shelf!  I’m also liking the new designs in the Fresh Florals DSP Stack!  Hope you like! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack – SU! has been adding more goodies – some up to 60% off!!  Heck – that’s practically free! 😉

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: GGZD4AQ3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Eastern Palace goodies – Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers are available on 1 May!!  You can even get the Tranquil Tide card stock and ink then, too! Whoo-hoo!!   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Sunshine Sayings Thinlit die cut sentiment 

Fresh Florals DSP Stack (avail 1 June); 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…

Well, I caught him.

Mostly cuz he was sleeping.

Sleeping in the “do you have any idea what your dog is doing and why?” position.

What position is that, you say?

Well….

Maybe there was a bug.  

Crawling on the floor behind the chair.  Or on the cat scratching toy.  Or on the hearth.

And…he fell asleep mid-pursuit.

Bug pursuit.

The struggle is real.

TTFN

M

Categories: Bridal Shower, Feminine, Love, Wedding | Tags: , , , , , | 25 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Day at the Beach for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’re following along with us, you’ll know this is color week!  Be sure to check out all our talented ladies-who-hop! 🙂

Now – the colors we’re working with today – not really easy ones for me!

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Since I needed all my brain power to create something in this color scheme, I let the fine folks over at the Fusion challenge help me with the layout…

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Fusion is a cool one – cuz you can do their sketch, their photo inspiration, or both!  I used just the sketch.

Duh – right?? 🙂

So – I decided this was a beachy color scheme and pulled out the new Day at the Beach stamp set, and once again turned to the Sunshine Sayings set for my sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Falling For You Gift Card Holder for the Share The Love Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – happy Valentine’s Day and welcome to the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  And, in honor of the day, this month’s theme is Share the Love!  I can’t wait to see what all the ladies come up with and I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all their offerings today!

My project is the second installment from the gift items I made for my friend’s wedding this past weekend.  Wedding…Love.  Made sense to me!

A few weeks back, I made a card using the Falling For You stamp set and the Falling in Love DSP.  When I selected this card for them, I decided to make a Gift Card Holder to go with it.

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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Wishes That’s The Wedding Tag!

Hey, y’all – from sunny St. Pete, Florida!  Easy peasy drive down yesterday – boy, I love my Odyssey!!  Was cool driving across the long bridge between Tampa and St. Pete.  There’s a sign at the start that warns….Long Bridge Ahead, Check Gas!  LOL – I’d just filled up, so it was all good!  I enjoyed watching the birds dive down into the bay as I crossed.

I didn’t get a picture of poor little Finny’s face this morning – he’s totally caught on to the suitcase.  He tried to body-block me – and it! – all the way down the hallway.  I felt really bad! 😦

Before I get to my project – I know you need something Finn-ish!  So…. here we go!  A few weeks back, I took this picture – sort of randomly.  For some reason, this is one of his cutest parts to me!

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Seriously??  Those not-so-little white toes!

It’s a terrible burden being such an object of affection.  Serious pressure to always be cute.  

Fortunately, he excels!

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I promised a couple of wedding-related projects in the next couple of days – and today is the first installment!  I got a couple of gifts (in addition to a gift card) from Bed, Bath and Beyond and while I was there, I took advantage of their free gift wrapping station.  So all I had left to do was make a gift tag.  

Which I did – with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, a bit of That’s The Tag stamp set and a touch of Silver Glimmer….take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Falling For You for a Wedding

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Back to work – hope your long weekend was relaxing.  Or productive.  Whichever you wanted it to be! 🙂  I got…part of my list done.  At least the Christmas tree is put away for another year!

I had some help card making today.

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Those lips just crack me up!  I’m not sure what, exactly, he wanted right here.  Some form of attention, no doubt.  He got his picture taken, instead.

Okay – and I kissed his schnoozle.

How could I not?!? 🙂

The card he was trying to help me with is one I made as a contender to give to my friend for his wedding in February.  I used the new Falling For You stamp set and some Falling in Love DSP, with the So Detailed Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Window Box Thinlits Sneak Peek!

Before I get going… I need to say… A great icon has joined his brothers on the other side.  Godspeed, John Glenn, Godspeed. 😦


Mornin’, y’all – the end of the week approacheth!  And so does Christmas!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  Can’t believe it! Ain’t ready for it!  No way – no how.

I don’t even have my tree up.  Which is way late for me!

I confess I might – might – be a little worried about the fate of the tree and any ornaments at Aussie nose height (which is getting higher all the time!).  It’s going to be a trick this year!

Speaking of Christmas – check out my Christmas cactus.  It’s looking beutimous this year!

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Finn cares not a lick about the cactus – other than enjoying the feeling of dining al fresco.  His only interaction with it is when he’s chasing a soda bottle around the kitchen and he slams into the table it’s sitting on.  Which is tall.  And sort of wobbly.  And going to come a cropper one of these days, I fear!

Yesterday, though, he was being a very good boy.  He helpfully picked up the scraps of card stock and DSP scattered under my table and then laid down right under my feet.  Cuz that’s handy!  Makes it a little difficult to roll to my Big Shot and cutter, don’tcha know?
But – we’re making progress towards my dream of having my loving dog sleeping peacefully at my feet while I make cards! 🙂

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Yes, he’s resting his head on the cord going to my light.  Like a cord-mmok.  I don’t know why.  But he was quiet and not meddling so….who am I to judge?? 🙂

Speaking of cards, I didn’t make one for you today!

I made a box, instead – using the soon-to-be-available Window Box Thinlits!  Remember a few weeks ago I made this wedding card?

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It used the 2017 Occasions Falling In Love DSP and Love Notes Framelits and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the Annual Catalog.

Using the Window Box Thinlits, more Falling in Love DSP and a second sentiment from Sunshine Wishes, I made a coordinating box.  Take a look-see:

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These Thinlits are really cool – and will let you do all sorts of fun things – especially when you combine them with the bundled Window Shopping stamp set.  When I got my Thinlits, I just jumped in and started trying to make a box.  I got two of the box pieces cut out – I knew that much! – and then I was sort of stymied.  So I went out and found the Stampin’ Up! video.  Let me help you out.  Here’s the video.  Watch it before you make your first cut.  Trust me on this! 🙂

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So, after watching the video, I started my “real” box (the first one was practice!).  So, I cut the two basic box pieces from Very Vanilla.  

My practice box taught me a trick – when you pick which piece to cut the excess tabs from (per the video!0, cut them from your bottom piece!

Once I’d identified the top, I ran that piece back thru the Big Shot with the floral hexagonal die in place.  I also ran it thru with the square floral hearts design die – cutting two panels.  As the video showed – I turned the die upside down and cut a single square panel in the bottom piece.

I knew I wanted to put something behind the cut-outs, but I wanted the inside of the box to look pretty, too.  So…I took a piece of the same Falling in Love paper that I’d used on the card, and adhered both box pieces to it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I trimmed off all the excess.  This completely lined the box, making the inside just as pretty as the outside!

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At that point, I just put the box together like Donna showed us in the Stampin’ Up! video.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything.  That gave me time to be sure everything was lined up and in place.

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With my box together, I made a topper.  I cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock with the main box die, and trimmed up just the top hexagon.  Then I cut 3/4″ from both sides to make a piece to place on top.  I adhered that to another piece of Falling in Love DSP, using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen – and only putting glue where I knew I was going to have embellishment on top, to hide the glue.

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The sentiment is cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – one from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and two from Soft Sky card stock.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered them all in a stack.

I ran a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim across my top strip, adhering it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and trimming the edges.  Over that I added the stacked up sentiment with Liquid Glue.

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I popped the finished sentiment strip onto the box top with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ends of the strip.

To help keep the box closed and to finish it off, I ran another strip of the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the box – running it under the top strip.  On the bottom, I used a little dab of Liquid Glue to adhere the lace to the box.  I tied the trim on the top and added a Falling in Love Embellishment with a Glue Dot.

Just cuz I could, I heat embossed a tiny sentiment from the matching Window Shopping stamp set in Copper on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the little tag die in the Window Box Thinlits.  I used a little bit of Liquid Glue and adhered it over the trim on the bottom of the box.  Finally, I added a Rhinestone Basic Embellishment to the tag to finish it off.

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Et Voila!  I love how the card and the box coordinate – and I love love love this Window Box Thinlits die set!  I hope you like – and that you’ve put this on your “must have” list! 🙂

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Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!  And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!


So – these Window Box Thinlits and the matching Window Shopping stamp set are really cool!  You’ll be able to get them for yourself on 4 Jan!

Unless, of course, you decided to join Stampin’ Up! now – then you could pick them as part of your Starter Kit right now!  

Just sayin’….  let me know if you want me to get you hooked up!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The Window Shopping Bundle, Love Notes Framelits and Falling in Love DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Basic Box die cuts using the Window Box Thinlits

Soft Sky Card Stock:  top embellishment strip; two Sunshine Wishes die cuts

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  Sunshine Wishes die cut

Falling in love DSP: Box liner; top embellishment strip

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


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Stampin’ Up! All Things Thanks Delicate Details Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all.  Will soon be on my way home to my wiggle butt!  Can hardly wait to see the little mongrel! 🙂

So.  Remember me saying that I thought the cats are “playing” Finn?  Pretending to be afraid of him and running so he chases them and gets scolded?

Yea.  

We got proof.  Wayne told me today that he set a tuna fish can on the floor for Katy.  She’d come into the kitchen when she smelled the tuna, brazenly disregarding the fact that Finn was in there having his dinner.  She commenced to working on the tuna can – even when Finn came over the see what she had that smelled so darned good!  Wayne told me Finn would try to stick his nose in the can and Katy would pull it away from him with her paw.  So they were nose-to-nose.  Tuna is worth showing your hand paw over, apparently.

Well – the jig is up, Katy.  We’ve got your number now.  Hoisted on her own petard tuna can, she was!

Poor little maligned and always-so-innocent-would-never-do-anything-wrong Finn….duped by a feline! 😉

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Now.  On to the card for today.  One of the pretty new stamp sets coming soon in the 2017 Occasions Catalog is called All Things Thanks.  I’m betting you can figure out what its theme is, yes?  I used that, and combined it with one of the stamp sets you’ll be able to earn Free in Sale-A-Bration called Delicate Details.  Look what I got when I put it on top of the oh-so-pretty Falling In Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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My design played along with the Fab Friday sketch this week.

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I started with a piece of the Bokeh print paper in the Falling In Love DSP.  Using one of the pretty lace images in the Sale-A-Bration Delicate Details stamp set, I stamped in Sahara Sand several times.  I started about 1/3 of the way up the panel and overlapped each image a little bit as I stamped on down the panel.  When I was done, I SNAILd the DSP to a Sahara Sand mat.

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I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from All Things Thanks, is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I cut it out with a Squares Layering Framelit.  I decided to add a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to the panel, so I pulled out my Sealed with Love stamp set (also coming in the 2017 Occasions Catalog) and stamped the little fleur-diddle-dee-dee above the sentiment in Blushing Bride.

I matted the sentiment on a scalloped edge square of Sahara Sand card stock, cut with the Squares Layering Framelits.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For a little more texture, I adhered a couple of wooden hearts from the Sending Love Embellishment pack, using some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And I finished it up with a tiny bow tied with Linen Thread adhered with an oh-so-tiny drop of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

On the inside, I SNAILd a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to a Sahara Sand mat.  Then I matted a strip of Falling in Love DSP to another strip of Sahara Sand and then to the panel.  Over that I wrapped a length of the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

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I SNAILd the liner into my Blushing Bride card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got one of the Sealed with Love fleur-de-doo’s in Blushing Bride on the front, plus a couple of flowerdy hearts  in the corners…

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…and some more of the oh-so-pretty Falling in Love DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I think this would be a perfect card for a new bride to send as a thank you, don’t you?  These are both wonderful stamp sets, and I think the Falling in Love DSP is about the prettiest I’ve seen in a long while! Hope you like!

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Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:

    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.  That’s code for….Hurry! 🙂
    • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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Here’s the deets:

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun – next Club begins in January!!



Don’t miss out on the Year End Closeout deals and snapping up retiring Holiday goodies while you wait for the start of the 2017 Occasions Catalog!

Speaking of which – if you’re a customer of mine, you’ll want to be watching your mailbox in the next week or so – you’ll be seeing your very own copies of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – they’re scheduled to mail on 8 Dec.  If you haven’t ordered from me and would like to – let me know and I’ll get you a copy in the mail just as soon as I can!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The All Things Thanks, Sealed with Love, and Delicate Details stamp sets and the Falling in Love DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base)

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop square (mat for sentiment panel)

Falling in Love DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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


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Stampin’ Up! So In Love Sneak Peek!

Hey, y’all – how goes the weekend for you?  We had hephalumps and woozles flying by all day!  That is to say…it was windy as all get out on Saturday!  And the cold front came thru overnight – teasing us with clouds on Saturday morning.  But it was a total tease – not a drop dropped on us.

Finn was introduced to the joy of having leaves (i.e.: toys!) falling all willy and nilly from the sky and blowing hither and yon.  He liked it just fine!  Did a lot of leaping about and snatching them from mid-air!  I tried to get a picture of him, but…I was laughing too hard and he was galumphing about too much.  So…I captured him when we sat down to do our blog post.

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Chasing leaves is hard work.  He delegated the blog post to me, because blogging is also hard work.  Especially if you have paws for hands and no thumbs.  Gives a whole new meaning to “hunt and peck”! 🙂  He’s laying plastered up against the chair in the kitchen where I work during the week and do much of my our blogging.  I’m in my spot and he’s in his.  It floors me how quickly we’ve all fallen into the routine – especially him.  And how much I love the little mongrel already!

My card for today is not a Thanksgiving card.  Nope.  You’ll see a couple more of those before the big day – hope your turkey is thawing! – but for today…how’s about a sneak peek of a beautiful new Suite in the Occasions Catalog?  Falling In Love…is a soft and romantic suite.  I used the stamp set called So in Love and the gorgeous Falling in Love DSP.  And called on the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits for a sentiment.  

Take a look-see:

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