Stampin’ Up! Christmas Happiness Eclipse Noel

Hey y’all – it’s HAAAWWWMP day!  As I type this on Tuesday evening, I’m thinking about my friends down in Florida – with no power.  Water in places water shouldn’t be.  No water in places it should be.

And that makes me feel pretty darned petty for being pissy cuz we haven’t had power since yesterday.  Waaa….yea.  I’m not proud of it.

We have a generator and lanterns and bottled water.  And we can keep our cold food cold.

So – we have it pretty danged good.  Like I said – not proud.

My card for today – which I kind of am proud of – is an eclipse-technique Christmas card using the Christmas Happiness stamp set and some Large Letters Framelits.  And yes, I had to use a little more plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP.  Take a look-see.

I played along with this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – I went right across the center of the “board”.

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock, lined up the Large Letters Framelits that spell “NOEL” and cut them with the Big Shot.

Once they were all cut, I laid the whole panel (including the letters) down on my squishy Silicon Craft Sheet, with two upside down sticky notes – making sure that the cut out letters were being held securely by the sticky notes.  That way they wouldn’t come up when I stamped them with the Christmas Happiness images.

I stamped the pine boughs in Old Olive – twice.  Then I added the small pinecone (outline) in Early Espresso.  Those are finished off with the fill-in image in Soft Suede.  If you make this – be sure to hold the stamps down for an extra beat to help eliminate the “halo” around the cut letters.

I made the raised letters first by cutting each of them two more times in Early Espresso card stock, then I stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stamped Whisper White panel (without the letters) onto an Old Olive mat.  When you do this – don’t forget the middle of the “O”!  Then I popped each stacked letter in place with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card front is a piece of plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP Fast Fuse’d onto an Old Olive mat.  Then I added the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front three times and secured it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I made a Billie Moan bow and adhered that with a Glue Dot.  I tied a second “regular” bow with three strands of Linen Thread and stuck that over the first bow with another Glue Dot.  It’s finished off with a Real Red dot from the Brights Enamel Shapes.  Adding three more little shapes finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added another Old Olive pine bough and an Early Espresso/Soft Suede pine cone from Christmas Happiness to a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Christmas Happiness pine bough and cone on the front…

…and I added some more of the plaid Christmas Around the World paper to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I can’t help it, y’all!  I love this Christmas Happiness stamp set.  And the plaid paper from Christmas Around the World.  And the eclipse technique.  So…I pretty much had to use them all again – together!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Real Red Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 5″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Christmas Around the World 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  

Finn apparently loves Tropical Storms.

He acts like the driving rain and wind is just a way to get mud and puddles.  And mud puddles.  And mud hills.  And water on the ground (also known as puddles).

He loves mud and puddles.

So he’s spent the last couple of days running thru said mud and puddles.

And we’re going thru towels like crazy.

Which is bad – cuz as I type this on Tuesday evening we still don’t have our power back. So…no laundry!

But – ya gotta dry the dog.

Every.  Single.  Time.  He.  Comes.   In.

Which is a few!  Fortunately, he’s pretty good about it.  

Walks in the back door and stops on the rug.  

Are we doing this, Mom?

It didn’t stop raining, did it!?!?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Cat-oween for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Halloween!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see who went spooky and who went nice, okay?  

I decided to use the Cat Punch and a few pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits to make a sorta sweet and not-at-all spooky card.  Take a look-see:  

I played along with a couple of sketches on this one.  

The first, from Sunday Stamps, kind of loosely inspired my color choices:  

My layout comes from the folks at the TGIF Challenge.  

I started with a piece of paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy mat.  Then I cut a Delicate White Doily in half and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – leaving space between the halves so the doilies would peek out from my center panel.  

Next up,  I cut the little cross-shapes out of the corner of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  To make my background, I used some Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie inks to stamp the leaves images from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, and added the sentiment from Spooky Cat in Night of Navy.  The little speckles and splotches around the sentiment are actually the bubbles rising from the Spooky Cat beakers – stamped in Soft Sky!  Then I Fast Fuse’d it onto a Night of Navy mat and popped it over the doilies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now the cat.  When I first started making a card for the hop, I thought I wanted to play with the Just Us Girls challenge which asked for Watercolor Block stamping.  So I inked up one of my acrylic blocks with Pumpkin Pie ink, spritzed it with water using my Mister, and stamped it down on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  

And then I changed my mind and went another direction.  Specifically in the direction of this card!  

But I had that paper…and I needed a cat.  So…out came the Cat Punch and all of a sudden – calico kitty!  I added a Night of Navy face with the little stamp in the Spooky Cat stamp set and adhered her to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then is was time for the pumpkins.  I cut a large pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie – and adhered it to some Peekaboo Peach card stock then fussy cut the excess – and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I cut a star-strewn Cajun Craze pumpkin and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally – I stamped a Soft Sky pumpkin on Very Vanilla, added a Jack O’Lantern face in Night of Navy and cut it out with the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  He’s added with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and a little Liquid Glue – and finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf from Pick a Pumpkin on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a strip of the Painted Autumn DSP which I’d matted on Night of Navy.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelop got a Soft Sky Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin – complete with Night of Navy face.  Then I cut a quick sticky note mask and covered the pumpkin, then stamped a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf over the top…

…and I added another piece of Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m not sure, but…this may be a personal record for me for making Halloween Cards!  But – if you’re going to make them, then it makes sense to use uber-cute stamp sets and Thinlits like you’ll find in the Pick A Pumpkin bundle.  And don’t even get me started on the Spooky Cat bundle – love love love!!  Hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been doing!  

NOTE:  Several of us had Irma roll through our areas and knock out power so there may be a few links that aren’t working quite right if you run through the hop early. Hopefully there won’t be any hiccups, but please be patient with us if there are. We’ll get them fixed just as quickly as we can! 🙂

Linda Richenberg
Sue Prather
Jaimie Babarczy 
Jari Francis 
Julie Johnston
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Karen Finkle
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 AUGUST – 15 AUGUST: 2QVU4G6X

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); 5/8″ x 5 1/4″(mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (center panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns ‘Tis the Season

Mornin’, y’all! It’s Monday again! No telling what we’re in for today as far as weather goes. Just know that, if the power goes out for any length of time…we’ll be using the generator to keep food cold. So… that might put tomorrow’s blog post in question. You’ll know tomorrow!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not – then here’s a link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to watch! 🙂  This one uses the really fun Merry Patterns stamp set – which is available exclusively to folks who host a workshop or place an individual order of $300 or more between now and the end of October!  

I added some Christmas Around the World plaid DSP and this is what resulted.  Take a look-see:  

The layout was inspired by this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

 

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of the Christmas Around the World DSP to a Real Red mat for the card front.

I made the sentiment portion from a piece of Whisper White – also matted on Real Red card stock. Then I stamped the outline of the sentiment from Merry Patterns in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Using Real Red ink, I added the pretty fill-in for the sentiment.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to the card front.

I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White card stock and matted it on a Real Red scallop circle.  Then I stamped the outline of the candle image in Tuxedo Black.

There are two candle fill-in images in the stamp set.  I stamped one in Garden Green and the other in Real Red.  Then I added the little flames in Daffodil Delight.

Because it was there – and I like pines – I added the little pine bough in Garden Green under the candles – then I popped the circle on over the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off, I tied a small bow from Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Finally, I added three Black Rhinestone Jewels to the sentiment flourish.

On the inside, I added a second Merry Patterns sentiment in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the candles again – same colors, only this time, I stamped each image off twice before stamping the panel.  That way it was all light enough to not overpower the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d 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 a reprise of the Merry Patterns candles – in full strength ink cross the front…

…and some more Christmas Around the World DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This stamp set is so much fun – with all the possibilities of the multi-step stamped images.  I’d love to help you get it for yourself to help make wonderful Christmas cards this year and…well…for many seasons to come! 🙂  There are more details down below!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  <!– The Merry Patterns stamp set is only available as part of the special Merry Patterns Host Promotion!

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ scallop circle (mat for candles); 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″  (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (candles); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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!


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 – as I write this on Saturday evening, we’ve gotten ourselves ready for the arrival of Irma tomorrow.

As ready as we can get for a Tropical Storm, I suppose.

Food – check.

Water – check.

Generator close to house – check.

Horses set – check.

Fuel in all the vehicles and extra for the Genny – check!

Finn helped.  Cuz…that’s what he does.  Here he’s monitoring his dad filling gas cans.

Reporting in – all’s well, Mom.  Dad is filling every tank and can.  As you requested.

Later – after we got home and he had a well-deserved nap….he got himself ready to go back out and do man-work.

First step – get the dog.

…and once you have him, put him in his spot on the ottoman and await further instructions.

I know.  I know.

He’s a goofus. 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Last Day to Save 50% on Paper Pumpkin!!

Hey y’all – this is my second post of the day – if you’re looking for the Sneak Peek of my card for tonight, check it out right here.

I just wanted to remind you that this is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and 1) Get your first month at 50% off and 2) get the September PP kit, which is said to be chock full of Fall/Autumn goodness!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

Today is also the last day to snap up Double Peppermint Rewards Points!  So…y’all get yer “shop” on! 😉

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Check out my Bundles Page!  Read on….


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – TODAY ONLY! – these bundles will also get you Double Peppermint Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


TODAY’S THE LAST DAY!

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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!

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  I hope your weekend is going well.  If you’re in harm’s way today – I hope you’re safe.

As you’ve come to expect, this post is a sneak peek of the card we’ll do on my Facebook Live video tonight at 8pm Eastern.  I hope you’ll be able to join us!

There’s a super cool promotion going on right now – the Merry Patterns Host Promotion – host a workshop or place an individual order totalling $300 or more in products (so…before shipping and tax), then you’ll receive the fun Merry Patterns stamp set FREE!!  To give you a little preview, my card tonight will be using the new set!  Here’s a sneaky peek:

I do hope you’ll be able to join me – here’s a link to my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  8pm Eastern!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Check out my Bundles Page!  Read on….


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – TODAY ONLY! – these bundles will also get you Double Peppermint Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


TODAY’S THE LAST DAY!

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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  

We had company last night – a friend of mine and his family who drove up to escape Irma.  They came to dinner and we all got to meet his wife and two lovely daughters.

Finn. Was.  In.  Heaven.  Check it.

 

Pretty sure the picture tells the whole story!

After dinner and this little love-fest, the girls asked if they could see my cards.  Duh – of course I said yes.

When I asked if they wanted to make a card…duh – of course they said yes!

So, while Finny stayed out with the adults, the young ladies and I went in and they each made my Spooky Cat silhouette card!

And a good time was had by all.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Bunches of Bundles SALE and Merry Little Labels Gift Box

Happy Saturday, y’all!  I hope this finds you well.  If you’re awaiting Irma – I hope this finds you safe.  Interestingly, it appears she’s headed for Atlanta.  Likely will be down to tropical storm level when she arrives, but…I suspect we’re in for a day or two of a mess.  Nothing like folks in FL, though! 😦

I’ve got a really cool offering of some special Holiday bundles that I’ve put together.  Think of them as …Curated Collections!  Like I’m your….Personal Buyer!  Yea!  That’s it!!  Those follow a quick look at…

I made this pretty little Christmas gift box with a Mini Pizza Box and a few goodies from the Merry Little Labels group of products.  I also pulled in the Winter Wonder TIEF – and embossed the top of the Mini Pizza Box before I put it together.

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to lightly trace the embossed image and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.  Once it was good and dry, I assembled the box.

The ribbon is 7/8″ Striped Ribbon – I wrapped a piece around the box and secured the ends with Glue Dots.  Then I adhered all the decorations to that band of ribbon, so that the recipient can just slide it off to get to the gift or goody on the inside!

I used some Glue Dots to wind a couple of loops of Silver Mini Tinsel Trim around.  Over that is a large bow of the 7/8″ Striped Ribbon, a couple of Green Sprigs and a Mini Ornament.

The tag is from the Merry Little Labels stamp set, heat embossed in Silver on Whisper White and then punched with the new Everyday Label Punch.  I added a hole with my 1/8″ Handheld Punch and then tied a piece of Silver Metallic Thread thru the hole and tied it to the bow.  Done! 🙂

So…let’s talk bundles!

You’ve had some time to peruse the supercalafragileisticespyalodocious Holiday Catalog and I know you want a lot lot lot!  So, I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

And this first one will even help you make today’s gift box!

Bundle #1:  Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood) – $106

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $124, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #2:  Merry Little Labels Bundle (Clear Mount) – $99

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $115, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #3:  Quilted Christmas Bundle – $87

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $102, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #4:  Painted Autumn Bundle – $74

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $87, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #5: Spooky Night Bundle – $77

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $90, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #6: Christmas Around the World Bundle – $75

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $88, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #7:  Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood) – $82

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $95, with the shipping and taxes)!

Bundle #8 – Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Clear Mount) – $75

(If you bought these, you’d pay about $88, with the shipping and taxes)!

Don’t forget that these bundles will also get you Double Peppermint Points from me today and tomorrow!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

So – if these look good to you, fill out the form below and pick your bundles!  I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and as soon as it’s paid,  I’ll get them right on the way to you!  These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


TIC-TOCK – ONLY TWO MORE DAYS

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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  

Finn helped the housekeeper today.  She comes once a week (oh, what a wonderful indulgence!) and he loooooooooves her.

It doesn’t hurt that she carries a bag of doggie treats in her tote.

He keeps a close eye on her as she goes about her business.  You know.  Just in case….a treat were to fall out….

But that kind of intensity is exhausting.

Even an Aussie has to shut down and re-charge every once in a while.

You’re on your own for a minute, Sonya….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Halloween Moon

Happy Friday, y’all.  If you’re in Harvey’s aftermath or bracing for Irma – my thoughts and prayers are with you.  My friends in Florida…stay safe!

My card today is simple and fast.

My day yesterday was complicated and long – so simple and fast was the order of the day.

I’ve seen some cards out and about using the new Cat Punch in the same way I’ve used it today.  I thought it was so cool and had been wanting to make my own version.  So – this seemed like the day to do it.  I added a few pieces and parts from the bundled Spooky Cat stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Buckle up, buttercup – this is going to go quick!

I started with a Crushed Curry card stock circle cut with the largest die in the Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I punched the cat silhouette with the Cat Punch.

Using my sponge dauber, I added a little bit of shadowing on my moon with Crushed Curry ink.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (Mini and Regular) to pop the moon over a Basic Black panel.

I matted the card front on a Crushed Curry mat with Fast Fuse, then wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel 3 times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a Glue Dot under the three strands near the left side of the card to draw them together (like they’d been tied together).  Over that, I added a bow tied from three strands of the Baker’s Twine.

The sentiment, from Spooky Cat, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Crushed Curry strip.  I snipped banner ends and then popped it on the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Simple doesn’t have to mean no bling at all – so I added a single gold star Metallic Enamel Shape to the corner.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I used the negative space of my moon circle as a stencil and sponged a “moon” in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the fun cat image from Spooky Cat.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another sponged moon on the front – along with some cat eyes from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black…

…and I added more cat faces to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I fell in love with this technique the minute I saw it – so it was just a matter of time before I used it on a card of my own.  And I kinda love it!! Spooky Cat and the awesome new Cat Punch…Winner winner!  I hope you like.

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.Stamps-N-Lingers


TIC-TOCK

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ circle (moon); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 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!


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’m just going to share a cute picture of the man.

From soon after he came to live with us, he’s liked getting under my chair.

Recently he’s started really GETTING UNDER my chair – and adopted the “leg hug”.

I have no clue.  

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! A Little Christmas Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s color challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Here’s the color scheme we had for the challenge.

And I also played along with a sketch challenge over at the Paper Craft Crew

So… the colors sort of scream Fall and the Autumn Harvest suite, which means that I used the Christmas Happiness stamp set and threw in a few “helpers” from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the pine bough image in Christmas Happiness, I stamped it all over the panel in Garden Green.  I stamped the image twice without re-inking to add depth.  Then I added Christmas lights – I love Christmas lights (I’d keep a tree in my living room all year round with nothing but clear white lights on it if I could!).  These little lights are three-step.  Step 1 – I stamped the outline of the light in Early Espresso.  Step 2 – stamped the “light” in Crushed Curry.  And Step 3 – stamped the fill-in of the socket in stamped-off-once Garden Green.

Finally, I added the small pinecone a few times – the outline image in Early Espresso and the fill-in image in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  I gently flicked the edges of the panel with a sponge in Early Espresso and matted the panel to an Early Espresso mat (sheesh – now I need a cup of coffee!! 😉 ).  I ran a length of Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

The center panel is another piece of Whisper White to which I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP.  Then I ran the whole thing thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using some Liquid Glue, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the middle panel.

I stamped my sentiment from Christmas Happiness in Early Espresso on Whisper White and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die – then I matted it on a scalloped Early Espresso mat.

I cut some Garden Green pine boughs and Crushed Curry berries with the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies.  The pine cone is stamped in Early Espresso (just like on the card front) and fussy cut.

I adhered a berry sprig and pine bough under the center panel with Liquid Glue and added another pair on top of the panel.  Then I used Liquid Glue and a Dimensional to add the sentiment.

My embellishment is the fussy cut pine cone and a berry/bough combo, with a looped Linen Thread Bow.  To finish it all off, I added three Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes to the side of the panel and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added some more Christmas Happiness pine boughs, lights and cones to a Whisper White panel and added the second sentiment in Early Espresso.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another treatment of pine boughs, lights and cones on the front…

…and some more of the Wooden Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love love love Christmas Happiness – boughs…pine cones…. lights.  It’s the trifecta of good!!  And it works so nicely to add some Pretty Pines die cuts along with it!  Hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPT – 15 SEPT:  3UPGQ49U

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 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or 2017 Holiday Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale for a Few More Days!!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for middle panel); 2″ scalloped circle (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″  (art panel); 1 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); fussy cut Christmas Happiness pine cone

Wooden Textures DSP:  1 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ on middle panel; Envelope Flap  

Garden Green and Crushed Curry Card Stock:  Pretty Pines 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Seasonal Lantern Wreath

Happy Hawmp day, y’all!  On a short week!  

I love short weeks.

Almost as much as I love long weekends!

In the Holiday Catalog, on page 27, the designers at Stampin’ Up! show a card where they’re stamping a wreath and using a punched out circle to help make the wreath round.

See it?

Okay.  And, there’s been a bunch of cards on the interwebs making wreaths with the new Leaf Punch.  

Well, for today, I decided to bump those wreaths up a notch – and use the punched circle technique to help me out.  I did use the Leaf Punch, but…I also used a die from the May Flowers Framelits, the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and the new Lantern Builder Framelits.  And, since I’d saved myself 10% by purchasing the Seasonal Lantern Bundle – I also used that matching stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The layout of the card was inspired by the sketch side of the Sugar Pea Designs challenge this week.

I started out with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I dry embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, then I matted it on a piece of Crushed Curry.  Like I’ve suggested in the past – I cut my panel a little bigger than I wanted it, dry embossed it, and then cut it down to size.

I punched a 2 1/4″ Circle from a piece of scrap card stock and used that to lightly pencil in a circle on the card front.

Next up, I started cutting. With my Leaf Punch I made 5 sets of Old Olive leaves (and I creased all the leaves).  Pretty Pines Thinlits contributed five Cajun Craze “berries” and the May Flowers Framelits made Crushed Curry bigger berries.  Using the leaf dies in the new Lantern Builder Framelits, I also cut some Champagne Foil leaves.  Finally, I made some little swirly-do’s with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits from Pumpkin Pie card stock.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces in place and then made my sentiment.  I used the Seasonal Lantern sentiment and stamped each word individually in Early Espresso on another piece of Wood Textures DSP.  When I cut the words out, I tried to make them look like they were on old pieces of board.  I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the two pieces – making sure to be sloppy enough to add some good shadow to the edges.

Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped the two “boards” onto the wreath.

I made a looped bow (aka Billie Moan Bow!) from Linen Thread and then made a double length bow from Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine.  Using Glue Dots, I adhered them both to the top of the wreath.

I finished it all off with some Enamel Shapes in Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie – nestling them in close to the wreath.

On the inside, I took a small triple leaf image from the Seasonal Lantern stamp set and stamped them across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel in Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Seasonal Lantern leaves across the front…

…and another piece of Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.  After I adhered the DSP with Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess, I ran just the flap thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Hard to see in the picture, but you can really tell it in “person”!

Et Voila!  I love a wreath with a lot of “oomph!” – like I like my cards!  And these two or three die sets really came together so well to create a lovely and lush Fall wreath (she says oh-so-modestly!).  Add in the Seasonal Lantern sentiment and Champagne Foil leaves from the Lantern builder Framelits and I think we’ve got a winner!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.Stamps-N-Lingers


NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

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

Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap  

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  May Flowers Framelits berries

Old Olive Card Stock:  Leaf Punch leaves

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Pretty Pines Thinlits berries

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits swirly-do’s  

Champagne Foil:  Lantern Builder Framelits leaves

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  

The last weeks (or months…) of summer are fickle.

One minute it’s cool and dry and we think…whew!!  Here’s Fall!

And then…it’s the dog days of summer again.

Well – my little dog has two ways of dealing with the dog days.

One involves water – and it’s one of his (and kids everywhere!!) favorites….playing in the hose!

And the other way to cope is a….nice cool nap in the shade of the golf cart.

Cool concrete – a cool breee – and a bead on the back door in case someone comes out.

Not that he wants anyone to come out necessarily.

It’s just in case, don’t you know!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Fall, Friendship, General, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Welcome Fall | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Count My Blessings

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you enjoyed the long weekend!  We had a great day – smoked some ribs that turned out so good they should be illegal!  Spent the afternoon with Scout and her family and a few additional folks.  I sort of blew the diet – but…man, oh man, it was worth it!

I have a pretty, clean and simple card to share with you today, made with the Painted Harvest stamp set and the (also new) Count My Blessings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I let two challenges give me inspiration for this one.  The first, CAS(E) This Sketch, helped with the layout.
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And then the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge helped with several elements…I went across the diagonal from top left to bottom right!

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I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the pretty flower image in the Count My Blessings stamp set, inked it in Versamark and stamped it four times.  I made the sprays come from a central spot and made them so they’d extend beyond the Painted Harvest flower I was planning for the middle of the card.

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I sprinkled the four flower-sprays with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up.  When it was cool, I used my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color each of the flowers.

For the flower, I stamped the larger image in Painted Harvest several times in Powder Pink on Whisper White.  With each stamp, I rotated the image slightly.  Then I stamped the second, smaller, image in Sweet Sugarplum – twice – rotating the stamp.

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I stamped the middle of the flower twice in Daffodil Delight and then added the small three-dot image in Daffodil Delight multiple times.

Then I fussy cut the flower. 🙂

I dry fit the flower over the gold-embossed sprays, and then stamped the sentiment from Painted Harvest in Versamark and heat embossed it in Gold.

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I put a few Glue Dots on the back of my fussy cut flower and used them to wind multiple loops of Gold Metallic Thread round, then I popped the flower onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish off the card front, I added a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.

On the inside, I added another Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum flower from Painted Harvest.  And I finished the middle with more Daffodil Delight.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel on a Powder Pink mat and into my Thick 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 Painted Harvest flowers on the front…

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…and some more Count My Blessings flower sprays – stamped in Pear Pizzazz and colored with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker – on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Painted Harvest brings yet another gorgeous flower to life, this time accented by the pretty and delicate flower sprays in the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.Stamps-N-Lingers


NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink 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); fussy cut Painted Harvest flower 

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  

We had a good time yesterday at Scout’s house!

Matt’s girlfriend, Kaitlin, brought her female Aussie, named Hannah.

That’s right – 3 Aussies – and Finn was the youngest.

And – biggest!

He had a total blast.

There were sticks involved…

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Hannah played referee.  

This particular standoff lasted quite some time, with both of them just staring at each other.  Their expressions were so serious and intense.  Getting the stick is important Aussie business.  Please note that Hannah is ensuring that no stick-tug rules are being broken.

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At the end of the day, he was tired but really happy.  And quite ready to go home! 🙂

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TTFN

M  

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