Welome Winter

Stampin’ Up! Alpine Adventure in Plaid!

Good Saturday, y’all!  We’re waiting for another round of snow for the weekend and then looking for beautiful Colorado days all next week.  Whoo-hoo!

My friend from…forever?…is coming up on Monday and spending the night with us.  I met Sally when we were Girl Scout riding camp counselors (she was Bak and I was Pegasus and we still call each other those camp names!) in the Colorado mountains when we were in college.  We very very quickly became the best the best of friends.  No matter how long we’re apart – when we get together, it’s like there’s been no time passing at all.  Y’all have friends like that I hope! 🙂

A few (maybe…20?) years ago, we’d have had a “sleepover” – complete with roasted marshmallows (even if we had to roast them over an electric stove.  Yes – that’s doable!), multiple movies (like…Man From Snowy River and Star Trek), and we’d have stayed up most of the night.

These days?  I’ll have a blog post to do for Tuesday and she’s got an online meeting she has to do for her work!  Oh – and we’ll crash by 9, I have no doubt.

We’re not quite as spry as we used to be, huh? 😉

But – we’ll have a good time, there’s definitely no doubt about that! 🙂

My card for today uses a new (to me) set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Alpine Adventure!  I put it over some blue plaid that I created with the Buffalo Check Background.  Take a look-see:

I started by creating my plaid on a piece of Balmy Blue card stock.  Using my Stamparatus, I inked and stamped the Buffalo Check background on the panel with Coastal Cabana ink.  I re-inked and stamped a couple of times until I got the depth of color I wanted.

To create the stripes, I used a non-SU! White Gel Pen and my craft ruler, plus a Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker (Note:  this was the Marker, not a Blend, and it worked just fine.  I used the brush end!).

I matted the panel on a piece of Coastal Cabana for the card front.

The art started with a smaller piece of Balmy Blue that I embossed in the Softly Falling TIEF.  Then I sponged it with Frost White Shimmer Paint and matted it on Coastal Cabana.

I cut the fun sled with the Alpine Sports Thinlits from a piece of Wood Textures DSP and adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue.

With the dies in the Alpine Sports Thinlits, I cut some Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes and a few holly leaves from Mint Macaron card stock.

I adhered the snowflakes to the panel with Liquid Glue, then used a couple three Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine.

I stamped the sentiment from Alpine Adventure in Versamark on a piece of Balmy Blue, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I cut it with the die from Alpine Sports.

I popped the sentiment over the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added the Mint Macaron holly leaves with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I added a tiny Silver Foil bow, cut with the die in Alpine Sports

I popped the whole panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Alpine Adventure in Balmy Blue on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped Coastal Cabana snowflakes all about…stamping a couple of times without re-inking.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Coastal Cabana snowflakes on the front…

…and more on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Alpine Adventure stamp set – bundled with the Alpine Sports Thinlits, don’t you?  And it’s cool and sitting chilly on some wonderful Buffalo Check plaid!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!

Whoo-hoo!  This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments!  And…it’s back in stock!

Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂


Time to Sign Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Alpine Sports holly die cut

Coastal Cabana Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for sentiment panel); Alpine Sports die cut oval (sentiment)

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (sentiment panel)

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

Silver Foil and Silver Glimmer Paper: Alpine Sports bow and snowflake die cuts


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


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Finn Fan Fix

No new pics today, sorry – I’ve been asked for some pics of Colorado – so…will work on those for the next few FFFs!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods and a Snow is Glistening Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  If you’ve got the day off – hope you enjoy the down-time!  If not – get to work!  You’re going to be late! I do NOT have the day off.  And so I’ll be working and going to the dentist and packing to head to Colorado tomorrow.  Long day, indeed!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you taking the time!  Especially given the fact that I dropped you like…5 times?  Sheesh!  I truly don’t know what the issue was – but…the bottom line is that all but the very last 10 min or so was lost in the ether.  Maybe Al Gore has it – I don’t know.  But – there was really nothing worth posting on YouTube.  I’m so sorry! 🙁

Waaaahhhhh!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

But – it’s a GREAT card.  And a GREAT technique – so…I’ll do another one for y’all soon, I promise!

So – I’ll try to ‘splain it to you in this post, okay?

I used the soon-to-be-available Snow Is Glistening stamp set (get it on 1 Nov!) and the wonderful Winter Woods to create a fun modified Joseph’s Coat card.  Take a look-see:

Cool, huh?  I think it looks like the Northern Lights glowing on winter-bare trees, don’t you?

The color scheme is courtesy of this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.

I also decided to enter in the “tree” portion of this week’s The Paper Players theme challenge!  I’ve got a “leaves” entry for tomorrow! 🙂

I wanted the snow at the top and bottom (both courtesy of the Snow is Glistening stamp set – avail 1 Nov) to be truly white, so I stamped the images across the top and bottom of a Whisper White panel in Versamark (using the hinge-step with the Stamparatus), then heat embossed them in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  To be clear – stamp, sprinkle and heat one end at a time. 😉

Then I used wedges of Stampin’ Sponge to color the panel – the top third-ish is in Blueberry Bushel, the center in Lemon Lime Twist and the bottom in Shaded Spruce.  I wiped the embossed images off with a paper towel – and they come back nice and white!  This is called an emboss-resist.

Once the sponged panel was good and dry – help it along with the low setting on your Heat Tool – or leave it for a while.  You want it very dry!  Once it was dry, I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set in Versamark and then heat embossed them with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I made the “Joseph’s Coat” part by then sponging over the middle section of the panel with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I didn’t extend the black all the way up into the blue or down into the green portions – I wanted those colors to shine thru!  A final wipe with a paper towel finished it off!

I adhered the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat with Liquid Glue, then I wrapped a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

The sentiment, also from the Snow If Glistening set, is heat embossed in Clear on a strip of Whisper White, then sponged with Tuxedo Black.  I snipped a banner end and adhered it to the ribbon with a couple of Glue Dots.

I used a Glue Dot to add a new Snowflake Trinket (coming on 1 Nov with the Snowflake Showcase goodies) and a little bow tied from the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the Winter Woods image onto a Whisper White panel.  I used my Stamparatus and sponged the stamp directly with Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist and Shaded Spruce.  Then I added the sentiment from the Snow Is Glistening set in Tuxedo Black.

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

I repeated the sponged rubber stamp technique with the Winter Woods trees on the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and then I used the hinge-step again with the Stamparatus to add the Snow Is Glistening image in Blueberry Bushel across the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how this turned out – those Winter Woods trees are one of my favorite images in the new 2018 Holiday Catalog.  And the greens just shine, don’t they??  I can’t wait for y’all to be able to snag the Snowflake Showcase goodies – be watching for a blog post all about them, okay?  Hope you like – and…SO sorry for the technical difficulties we had last night!  Thanks for your patience!

TTFN

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: MC7D3KYW

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


Starting TODAY!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!

How it’ll work:

  • The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5.
  • The flash promotion starts 8 Oct 2018.
  • The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on 10 October, whichever comes first.
  • If the supply runs out before 10 October, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.

A few more details:

  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.

So…get ready to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin beginning early on 8 October (psst – that’s TODAY!)!  Click here to head over to my Paper Pumpkin store to subscribe and get this great deal!!


FINAL DAY!


Stamp-n-Storage is offering 15% off storewide (including NEW products from their 2019 catalog).  Stamp-n-Storage starter kits are excluded.  To receive your 15% discount, use coupon code FALL2018 The sale runs through October 8, 2018!

Click the picture or right here to get started!!  Please note that if you use the Stamp-n-Storage links above to shop, I get a small affiliate fee for sharing them with you. However, it’s pretty obvious I have a lot of Stamp-N-Storage solutions to help me organize my space.  And I love it enough to tote it along whenever possible!  I highly recommend them!


2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!

I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog!  You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you!  And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!

When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE!  Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉

We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle.  Take a look-see:

#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100 
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)  
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)  

Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today!  There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Shaded Spruce 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); 7/8″ x 2″ (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

Now look.  I know you guys love my dog.

I got it.

And I don’t want what I’m going to tell you to change your opinion at all.

Ready?

Okay.  Brace yourself.

Finn.  Is.  Weird.

I’m not kidding.

That’s “Sit Pretty”.  Ears – paw up – lips (when I can get it).

And he’s offering it on his own here.

Now – you might think he’s trying to persuade me to give him a peppermint.

Or a piece of filet mignon.

Or bacon.

Nope.

He’s trying to get me to give him a piece of Honeydew melon.

Which I did.

And then he returned for more. Four more times.

Like I said.

Weird. 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow Place

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Monday again.  The last Monday before Christmas.  With any luck, I’ll be headed to the post office soon and then we can get to the next large to-do list:  get ready for company arriving on Wednesday!  Whew…good thing the holidays only come around once a year!

So – Finn is back in the news.  And the headline reads:  “Finn-Chewie Hits Puberty”!  In other words, he’s a teenager.

I know this because he’s doing all the things teenagers do – testing the limits, deliberately provoking his parents, avoiding hugs, etc.  I call him and he heads the other way – never out of sight, just not responding.  We’ll be playing with the bumper and I throw it and he races to it…and right by it to go sniff something else.  And then gives me “the paw” when I call him.  Five minutes later – coming instantly when called, trotting right by the golf cart, just sweet as can be!

Like any parent of a teenager – I love him.  But…sometimes he’s a little hard to like right now.

And then – like any teenager – right before a parent just breaks down and kills him dead….he does something adorable.

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The hanging out tongue does me in every time! 🙂  And you think he doesn’t know it?  Oh yes…he does! 🙂

This, too, shall pass and I’m betting we make it out the other side more mature and with lots of character.  Cuz…what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, yes??

My card for today is another Snow Place family portrait.  But this time that devious penguin didn’t make it into the picture!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Critters Labeler Winter!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Love how quick that comes in a 4-day week, don’t you?

Just a reminder – we call this a Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) where I come from!  Today is the last day for Double Peppermint Rewards Points!  A lot of folks have taken advantage of this special – don’t you miss out, okay? 🙂

I spent this morning toting my kitchen-full of stuff that needed to be re-homed to the Goodwill!  Ah – feels good to get some of it gone, I have to say!  More to go, for sure, but…it’s a start, heh?

And my catalog share goodies arrived, so….there’s lots of cutting and snipping and wrapping in my near future!

One of the fun things that I got along with my shares – Stampin’ Rewards are a beautiful thing, aren’t they?! – is a little stamp set that caught my eye as soon as I opened the catalog.

Yea – it’s on the first page!

It’s the Cozy Critter host-exclusive stamp set – and I just love this little Owl!  I bought the Owl Builder Punch just as soon as I saw it – and grabbed the stamp set as soon as I could!  So that’s what I used today, along with my Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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