Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a sketch for you today- and I’m thinkin’ you’re going to see some Sneak Peeks of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Hope you’ll spend a little time checking out all our projects today!

Here’s the sketch we all worked with…


When I first saw the new Delightful Daisy Suite in the new catalog – I was tickled to death!  I’ve been waiting for a flower like this for a while!  And then – I saw the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And I was in love.  It’s just so danged pretty!  Each design is better than the last – and I’m thrilled this one will be around for a whole year!! 🙂


I used this new paper along with the Daisy Delight stamp set and matching Daisy Punch to make a pretty cottage-garden thank you card.  Take a look-see:


Along with our sketch, I played along with the pretty picture in the Card Concept challenge this week.


I started with a piece of the beautiful paper in Delightful Daisy – running just the bottom portion of the paper thru the Big Shot in the Fluttering TIEF.  Then I matted the panel on Calypso Coral.

Next up – a length of 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (available on 1 June in the new catalog – along with Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride!) – doubled and adhered with a few dabs of Liquid Glue.


For my sentiment panel, I used a piece of Whisper White and stamped myself a little “cottage garden” with the images in the Daisy Delight stamp set.  There are two kinds of stems – all stamped in stamped-off-once Tranquil Tide (1 June).  Then I added some Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral flowers.  This is a photo-polymer set, so it’s easy to line everything up.

The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide at full strength.  Then I SNAILd it to a piece of Calypso Coral card stock and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


My daisy is made by stamping two of the flower images from Daisy Delight in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White.  Here’s a tip – when you stamp these, make one “petal” go straight down – like the hands of a clock at 6 o’clock.  That makes it easy peasy to use the matching Daisy Punch! 🙂

After punching them both out, I lightly curled some of the petals and adhered them together with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I used an Aqua Painter to brush some more Daffodil Delight on the center and part way out the petals.


I adhered my flower to the sentiment panel and added a new Clear Faceted Gem (1 June).

I cut three Bitty Butterfly punches (retiring!) from a piece of the Delightful Daisy DSP and adhered them.  The flutterby on the flower is popped on with a Dimensional.  I added three little Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments to the butterflies and the card was done!

On the inside, I added another pretty sentiment from Daisy Delight in Tranquil Tide to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added some more flowers in Tranquil Tide, Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight.


I SNAILd the panel to a Calypso Coral 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 Daisy Delight garden on the front…


…and then I added a little more of the Delightful Daisy DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Okay, folks, it’s official.  This is hands-down my favorite suite in the new catalog!  I love everything about it – and I know when you get your hands on it, you’re going to love it, too!!  Soon, people, very soon! 🙂

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!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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



You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          
All the items in the Delightful Daisy Suite will be available on 1 June!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 2 3/4″ square (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Daisy Punch

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

Delightful Daisy DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Bitty Butterfly punches; 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…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Color Theory DSP Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all – happy Haawwmp Day!  I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the video I did showing off the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goodies that I got yesterday!  It was part of my Demonstrator-perk….perked up even more by the fact that I went to OnStage last weekend!  And boy was that a fun box to open!!  Didn’t get to see it?  Check it out right here! 🙂

My card today is a play on one that I remember seeing last week.  For some reason, the “paint chip” paper in the new Color Theory DSP Stack really just caught my eye – guess I need to work in a paint store!!  This is really cool paper, though…

A little tidbit…remember the bindings on the 6″ x 6″ paper stack?  That rubber stuff that held the papers together?  Well – its gone!!  Yeah!!  SU! listened to us griping and it’s gone!!

Anywho – I decided to make a clean and simple card with the Berry Burst “paint chip”.  I added some Artistically Asian – take a look-see:

I played along with the sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch for this one:

I started with a piece of the Color Theory paper – in Berry Burst (the stack also features Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim) – and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the Artistically Asian floral image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I also added the sentiment in Basic Black.

I matted the panel on a piece of Basic Black card stock and then on a second mat of Berry Burst.  And – yep.  That was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used the same Artistically Asian image.  I inked it up in Berry Burst ink, stamped it off 4 times on my Grid Paper, then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

I double matted the panel on Basic Black and Berry Burst and then SNAILd it into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I double-stamped the Artistically Asian image – first in full-strength Berry Burst and then in stamped-off-once Basic Black Archival Ink.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ever-so-slightly offset the black image…

…and then I added another piece of the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This one was so quick and easy, y’all – but I think it’s gorgeous!  And – you could do the same exact card on all four colors in the beautiful Color Theory DSP Stack!  Hope you like…and have just added this beautiful stack to your Wish List!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


You’ve Seen the Sneak Peeks….

You’ve Watched the Un-boxing…

Now – be sure you’re on my list to receive your very own copy of the…

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

Here’s the plan!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage got to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17:
    • Demonstrators were allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items we saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog became available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators were released 
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – don’t delay, items are going fast!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Tomorrow is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – so look for me in your Inbox at 7am Eastern!

TTFN!

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Color Theory DSP Stack, Berry Burst Classic Ink Pad and Berry Burst Card Stock will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Berry Burst Card Stock (available 1 June): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP Stack (available 1 June): 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (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…

Finny had company overnight!

Our friend Paul came to visit – and Finn was….ecstatic!

Company…Is….Finn-Fun!!

He had a great time – even though it’s a LOT OF WORK!!

When Paul left about mid-morning. the Finn-ster crashed.  Hard.  He slept for an hour.

Snoring….

He was still tired when it was time to go get the mail.  Decided to ride.

With his dad.

Still keeping a sharp eye out for any danger – it’s Figment Season here in Georgia, after all.  Those boogers pop out from anywhere – and you really never know which direction they’re going to come from.

No rest for the weary-dog! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Mornin’, y’all!  Welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  This month, our theme is “feminine” – which sort of leaves it wide open, doesn’t it?  I’m looking forward to seeing what all our talented ladies come up with – and hope you’ll spend some time exploring the hop when you’re done here!

I decided to use one of the stamp sets we got for free this past weekend at OnStage!  It’s called Ribbon of Courage and it’s an absolutely stunning stamp set.  Take a look-see:


I played along with the Mojo Monday challenge this week:


Now – this stamp set is part of a bundle in the new catalog:


I picked Pinks and Yellows for the color scheme of my card and Ribbon – yellow for veterans and pink for women.  Seemed like a fittin’ choice for me! 😉

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, and I stamped all over the top portion, in Basic Black Archival Ink, and covered the panel with the small hearts in the Ribbon of Courage set.  I colored each heart with my Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat.


The smaller middle panel is a piece of Daffodil Delight paper from the Brights DSP Stack, matted on Blushing Bride and SNAILd to the card front.

Then I wrapped a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage and stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I matted it on Blushing Bride and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Next I stamped the beautiful large and detailed ribbon in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and fussy cut it – there’s a matching die set called the Support Ribbon Framelits, but I don’t have it.  Yet! 😉

I colored the large ribbon in Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz, then I used a few Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere the ribbon to the sentiment panel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Ribbon of Courage sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the larger heart and a few small hearts – and colored them with my Stampin’ Write Markers.


I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I added more Ribbon of Courage hearts in Basic Black Archival Ink to the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, coloring it in the same way I did the hearts on the inside of the card…


…and I added a little more Daffodil Delight paper from the Brights DSP Stack to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  I absolutely love the beautiful designs inside the hearts and the ribbon in this Ribbon of Courage set, and the fonts are gorgeous also!  I hope you like – and will be putting this pretty set on your 2017-2018 Annual Catalog wish list! 🙂

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 Jari’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Linda’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Linda Woodward Geiger

Jari Francis
Amy Koenders

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


We’re getting ready to retire products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. You don’t want to miss out! Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off.

Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items May 31!

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

Holler if you’ve got any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Ribbon of Courage bundle will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 5/8″ square  (mat for sentiment panel)

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

Brights DSP stack (in Daffodil Delight): 2 1/2″ x 3″ (front DSP panel); envelope flap

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


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



Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow! No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek!

Good afternoon, y’all!  This is my second post for the day – if you’re looking for my card for today, please check it out right here!

THIS post is to share with you some fun pictures from OnStage.  Specifically pictures of the new goodies in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  We were just blown away by the new goodies you’re about to see.  

This post will have a few pictures – and I’ll be dumping a bunch more over on my Facebook Page.

Okay – here we go….

These are the Suites!

Eastern Palace Suite – you’ve seen a card or two I’ve already made with this one!!

Coffee Break Suite – for the caffeine fiends out there!

Pick a Pattern Suite

Petal Garden Suite

Birthday Memories Suite

Foil Frenzy Suite

Whole Lot of Lovely Suite

Fresh Florals Suite

Bundle of Love Suite

Be Merry Suite

Delightful Daisy Suite (my fave!!) – and coming tomorrow!!  Whoo-hoo!

Color Theory Suite – this one has the coolest dies with it – and….it’s coming tomorrow! 🙂

Wood Textures Suite (High on my list!!) – Look what we made!  Can’t wait to see it in tomorrow’s box.

Be sure to head over to my Facebook Page, okay?  There’ll be lots of pictures of the Display Boards – showing the projects that the presenters did for us on Saturday!

I’ll be live tomorrow afternoon to show you what’s in my Big Box of Goodies!!  I won’t say a time cuz that depends on the good ole UPS man!! But I hope to see you then!


We’re getting ready to retire products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. You don’t want to miss out! Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off.

Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items May 31!

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!

Holler if you’ve got any questions.


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


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….

One FFF per day, y’all!  😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! The 2017 Retiring List Has Posted!!!

We’re getting ready to retire products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. You don’t to miss out! Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off.

Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items May 31!

  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

Holler if you’ve got any questions.


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


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! Eastern Beauty Sneak Peek!

Hello on Monday, y’all!  Back from OnStage – tired.  But…oh, what a great weekend it was!  We have such a wonderful group of ladies from Amy’s Inkin’ Knew and we just had the best time together!  We even survived the great Prom-Weekend-of-2017-in-Savannah!  Which is to say that, after searching to no avail for a place to park for nearly 30 minutes – we ordered pizza and salads in the hotel lobby!  And we decided that would be our normal after-OnStage dinner plan.  Easy.  Quick.  Home in a minute after dinner since it’s just upstairs.  And we could even hear each other talk!  Wonderful!

If you didn’t get to see my video tutorial last night on how to make a Mini Box Purse treat holder, check it out right here or over on my Facebook Page!!  The one I made is super cute for Easter – but you can decorate it for any occasion.  Hope you’ll check it out!

So – my card for today is from the one set I’m allowed to share with you before 3pm Eastern today.  Be on the lookout for a second post from me today with pictures of the new goodies and the retiring products list, okay?!  

The Eastern Beauty bundle is…a sleeper set.  At least for me it is!  When you look at it – it’s deceptively…non-descript.  And then you run the dies thru the Big Shot – and…boom!  You’re hooked!  I made this card with just a few sentiments from the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the matching Eastern Medallion Thinlits. Take a look-see:

No – do not touch your computer!  I have control of your electronics.  And – I did not make a mistake on the orientation of the sentiment!  Did it on purpose! 🙂

My layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week:

This one was really quick to put together – the beautiful DSP and the Thinlits did all the work!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, that I matted on my favorite new color – Tranquil Tide, from the new 2017-2019 In Colors!

Next up, I cut three die cuts from Tranquil Tide and three from a Dapper Denim piece of paper in the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.  In the photo below, you see two sets of two nested dies in the bottom row, yes?  The two dies in the bottom right corner cut the card stock and the two in the left bottom corner cut the DSP.  

I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and then more of the Liquid Glue to adhere the top and bottom pieces to the card front.


The middle medallion I popped over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added a small circle sticker from the new Eastern Gold Foil Stickers to all three medallions.

The sentiment, from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, is stamped in Dapper Denim – I made it vertical to suit the sketch, and cuz I thought it was kinda fun. I toyed with laying the sketch on its side – but decided against it!  I added a couple of little flourish images – from the same set – in Tranquil Tide by the sentiment, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added an Eastern Beauty sentiment to a Very Vanilla panel.  I used one of the already-curved-for-us sentiments and stamped it in the bottom corner of the panel in Dapper Denim.  Then I added a couple more flourishes in Tranquil Tide.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Very Vanilla Thick card stock (yep – you heard me!  This is available in the new catty on 1 June!!) card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

For the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added some Dapper Denim (in the corners) and Tranquil Tide flourishes from Eastern Beauty…

…and gave the envelope flap another little pop with some of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

Et Voila!  These Eastern Medallion Thinlits are just the bomb, y’all!  I love them.  And the fonts in the Eastern Beauty stamp set are gorgeous!  All in all – I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this Suite – which you can do on 1 May (read on for details)!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


Eastern Palace Suite Available 1 May!!

Customers are going to be able to pre-order this set starting on 1 May!  Yep.  An entire month before the rest of the new 2017 -2018 Annual Catalog goes live!  

Here’s a flyer with the information.  Click the pic to make it human-sized!!  And take note of…Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes (FREE – and new!) and Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (FREE – and new!)

So – be ready, y’all.  The first of May is right around the corner! 🙂


It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

 

Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!

 


Don’t miss getting on my list for a new catalog when they come out, okay?

Oh – what’s that you say??!  You want to buy new catalog goodies before June!??  Demonstrators get to pre-order many new products – more than just the Eastern Palace Suite!!  I did my pre-pre-order (perk of attending OnStage!) yesterday!  And Demonstrators who didn’t go to OnStage get to Preorder starting 2 May!!  So…you know what you need to do – now…Just do it, okay?? 😉

TTFN

M


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
The Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Tranquil Tide ink and Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock will all be available for a special PRE-ORDER on 1 May.  Unless, of course, you… join the party! Then you could order it today! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (available 1 June!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Eastern Medallion die cuts

Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (avail 1 June): Eastern Medallion 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!


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn was pretty happy to see me.

And to see Amy and Linda when they dropped me off at the Costco parking lot where we’d met Wayne.

He did his little grin.

He wiggled his wiggler – from wiggler to nose and back again!

He piddled just a tiny bit…

Hey!  His mom was back and there were two really nice ladies who wanted to pet and pet him!!  What’s a kid to do?

So – I have a picture – actually three – that I’ve been saving.

Nope.  Nobody stuck that on his schnoozle.  That’s a Chocolate Frosty cup that Wayne left in the cupholder of the golf cart.  

Finn wanted a little taste.

He stuck his tongue in – not long enough.

Had to get all the way in there to get that 1/2 teaspoon of melted Frosty from the very bottom of the cup.

And….it sorta stuck there.

What’s a kid to do?? 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Well – OnStage Local 2017 is in the books!  And it was great!  We had such a good time.  I got a bunch of new stamp sets – FREE! One of the perks of being a demonstrator! 🙂

Saw all sorts of fun demonstrations of some of the new goodies in the wonderful new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  This has some of the best new products I’ve seen to date, y’all.  Really cool.

Please take a look at the “schedule of events” down below so that you’ll know when to expect what when it comes to the new catty.  Don’t want you to be caught behind.  See what you need to do to ensure that I’m sending you a new catalog when it comes out.

Thought you might like to see a few pictures!

First up – Sue Prather and I walked across the stage since we both promoted to Silver Elite! 🙂

And we took our “Annual” Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team picture!


I just have a tiny sneak peek for you – this is what we’ll work on tonight at 8pm Eastern on my Facebook page – right here.  I do hope you’ll join me!  Here’s your peek…


Check below to see what you need to have on hand to make this along with me!  You’re going to want one of these – and then you’re going to make a bunch of them for Easter!  I promise!!

Hope to see you tonight, y’all!

TTFN

M


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

 

Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Party Animal DSP:  6″ x 6″

Whisper White Card Stock: Basket Builder die cuts, Balloon Celebration punch

Emerald Envy Card Stock: Basket Builder 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!


FINN-FAN FIX….

Look for Finn on Monday when I’m back from OnStage! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Survival Kits

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  I’m here in beautiful Savannah, at OnStage Local.  Lats night I had the privilege of attending Center Stage – the additional session for folks who’ve promoted to Silver Elite and above (sending many thanks to my wonderful downline folks and customers!!!).  We had a fun time with Brian King and some of his group and heard a few speakers who were helping us to grow our business.  And…I got a couple new goodies from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Oh.  And my very own copy of that new catalog!

Y’all.

Seriously.

This catalog is amazing and awesome!!  I flat can’t wait for you to get to see it!!  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that you need to get your credit cards limbered up! 😉  And – you should consider joining my team right now so that you can get that cool 20-25% discount and give your credit card a little breather!

I can’t show you any pictures of anything related to the new catalog yet (Monday afternoon – promise!), but figured I’d share some B-roll with you!  Here’s me with Linda Geiger and Amy Koenders driving over to Savannah.  No – we weren’t moving at the time! 🙂


Later, after we’d checked in and met with the ladies of our group, they headed off to dinner at The Old Pink House (real sorry I didn’t get to go to that! 😦 ) and Amy, Sue Prather and I headed to Center Stage!  The day was gorgeous – if breezy! – and the river was bustling!


Before we headed in, we took a quick picture…for posterity, don’t you know! 🙂

So – here’s what I’ve got for you today.  Two of my friends who also happen to be in my downline were able to attend OnStage in person this year – one lady out in San Diego and one with me here in Savannah.  To let them know how much I appreciate them making the effort to attend with me, I made each of them a little New Catalog Survival Kit!


I got the idea for the innards, which I modified a little, from a fellow Demonstrator, and then I went to town decorating them!  You can see that they’re both completely different on the outside – I made them to coordinate with my Thank You cards.  And to sort of personalize them to their recipients!

On the inside, though, they both got….


I typed up and printed a fun little listing of the contents in each box…


These are so easy to make.  They start with a full-size Stampin’ Up! Wide Stamp Case (these are the cases that the wood stamp sets come in – and you can buy them without stamps – get 4 of them for just $7!).  Then you add your DSP – I used two pieces because it helps them to fold and close smoothly.

The first case started with some Pop Of Pink DSP (this one went to my friend in San Diego – and she love love LOVES pink!!).  I cut one piece to 6 3/8″ x 7″ and scored/folded it at 1 1/4″ down the shorter (6 3/8″) side.  That piece went on the front and spine of the case – just slip it inside the clear plastic sleeve on the case!  The back piece is 5″ x 7″ and also just slips in!

At that point – I decorated the front with some Melon Mambo letters cut with the Large Letters Framelits, and a Succulent Thinlits flower – adhering them with Glue Dots.  The flower was cut in Whisper White and So Saffron and sponged lightly with So Saffron before I assembled it.  

I stuck it on – over a couple of pieces of 3/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon (of the now-retired Sale-A-Bration flyer!) with more Glue Dots.

Then I wrapped a piece of the ribbon around the case, adhering the ends of the ribbon to each other (not to the box) so that she can just slip the ribbon off to open the case.  I used two lengths of the ribbon to tie a bow and adhered it to the ribbon with a couple of Glue Dots.  And that was it!

The second box, for my friend here in Savannah with me, uses a quieter color scheme and the great Detailed Dragonflies bundle.


This box uses the Carried Away DSP from the Sale-A-Bration flyer (sorry, y’all – but you can use any paper that works with your color scheme)

I cut more Large Letter Framelits – one set in Early Espresso and the other in Mint Macaron – and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  Then I used Glue Dots to adhere them to the front of the case.

I made a little tag using my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch.  First I stamped the World of Thanks background stamp in Mint Macaron on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I punched it top and bottom, wrapped a couple of pieces of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine thru the punched hole at the top, and adhered it to the box with  Liquid Glue.


I cut three of the smaller detailed dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits – one from Mint Macaron DSP, one from Early Espresso DSP and one from Vellum card stock.  Then I adhered them together with Liquid Glue on their bodies and adhered it to the tag.  Then I brushed his little wings with Clear Wink of Stella!

The final touch was a line of small Pearl Basic Jewels.  To close the box, I wrapped Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around and tied it in a knot.  Then I made a 4-strand bow and adhered it to the knot with Liquid Glue.  Again – the recipient can just slide the twine right off!


Et Voila!  Two pretty, decorated boxes – perfectly coordinated with their cards.  And – isn’t that one of the coolest things?  Obviously, you could make these boxes for any occasion – how about one with school supplies in it for a First Time To School gift?  New job gift?  New baby gift?  I think you could get a lot of mileage out of these boxes.  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


MINI EGG CARTONS BACK IN STOCK

Get ’em right here!


It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

 

Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Come back tomorrow – I’ll have a sneak peek of my Facebook Live video project for tomorrow night!  You’re going to like it, I promise!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     
Carried Away DSP and the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon – no longer available! 😦


CARD CUTS USED FOR THE BOX:

Designer Series Paper: 6 3/8″ x 7″ (scored and folded at 1 1/4″ on the short side); 5″ x 7″ (back of case)

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’ll be back next week!  He and his Dad are having a boy’s weekend!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace Sneak Peek!!

Mornin’, y’all – when you read this, I’ll be on my way to….

No – not OnStage.  First we’re going to go get Wayne an MRI.

THEN I’m off to OnStage! 😉

This is just a quick post – first to share with you my little FB video I did yesterday as I dove into my package of Eastern Palace pre-order goodies! 🙂  I was Live for about 9 minutes.  Here it is on YouTube! 🙂  Oh – one little thing in the video.  I said it looked like the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers were Silver on one side…not true.  Which if I’d thought it thru for even a minute I’d have realized!  One side is gold.  The other side is sticky! 😉

I also took just a couple of pictures…

…of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP….

…and the Eastern Palace bundle!

…and….I might have taken a minute or 30 to make a card with all the new goodies!!

Check out that die cut!  Beautiful!

So…I’ve got some awesome news for you!  You’re going to be able to pre-order this set starting on 1 May!  Yep.  An entire month before the rest of the new 2017 -2018 Annual Catalog goes live!  Of course – you could also join the party and sign up as a SU! Demonstrator right now, and pre-order right now!

Just sayin’!  🙂

Here’s a flyer with the information!  Click the pic to make it human-sized!!  And take note of…Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes (FREE – and new!) and Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (FREE – and new!)

I hope you’re excited by this new and beautiful Suite of products!  I know I am! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 7QZA32B7

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.


MINI EGG CARTONS BACK IN STOCK

Get ’em right here!


It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

 

Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


I made a couple of fun little gifts to bring to the ladies in our group – I’ll be sharing those with you and posting pictures of the fun at OnStage – no more sneak peeks until Monday afternoon! – so be watching! 

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


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….

This is probably my last FFF for a couple of days, since I won’t be around to see his antics and take his picture.  😦

I’ll leave you with a collage of my farm dog.

Yes – he’s a farm dog.  He knows that, after a storm, you have to check the fences and look for anything amiss.

Cuz if there’s a problem – your horses could get lose’d.  

And that makes the mom panic.

So a good farm dog uses his sharp eyes to check for problems.

It’s most effective to do it when you’re riding on the golf cart.  You’re up higher, you see!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Basket Builder Bunch 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’ve been following along, you’ll know that this is color week so our designs will be all over the place!  Which is a good thing and means the hop will be a lot of fun!  Hope you’ll spend a little time checking out all our projects today!

Here’s the colors we worked with:


I played along with the TGIF Challenge this week…


…and chose to CASE Charlet’s card:


And this one also played nicely with The Paper Players challenge!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using the Easter Egg images in the Basket Bunch stamp set, I stamped them all over the card – making sure to “recreate” the way the Falling Petals TIEF looked on Charlet’s card.  I made a bunch of little sticky note masks of the eggs, masking various images in order to create some depth!

I used both Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral to stamp the eggs, then I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to “decorate my Easter Eggs”!  Once they were all colored, I SNAILd the panel to a Calypso Coral mat.

For the art, I started by cutting two “wreaths” with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhered them to the panel with Liquid Glue.

 


I stamped three Easter Bunnies in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White card stock and cut them all out with the matching die in the Basket Builder Framelits.  I colored their little bow ties with Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral markers, and then used the Blender Pen to color in their ears with Calypso Coral.  I adhered two directly to the Swirly Scribbles wreaths and then popped the third over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The grass is cut (twice!) with the die in the Basket Builder Thinlits from Mint Macaron card stock, then I adhered them together with a Stampin’ Dimensional between them and then I stuck this over the bunnies with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I stamped and colored more eggs from the Basket Bunch Stamp Set and then fussy cut them (they have dies in the Basket Builder Thinlits, but I didn’t want a white edge).  I rounded them lightly with a stylus and then used Liquid Glue to stick them in and amongst the grass.


The Basket Bunch sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral on a strip of Whisper White and snipped into a banner.  I adhered it with a little Liquid Glue and then popped one more Easter Egg on the end with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  You can see in the picture above that I highlighted each egg with my White Gel Pen – I did that on the background eggs as well! 🙂

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Basket Bunch in Calypso Coral on Whisper White.  Then I added Mint Macaron grass across the bottom.


I SNAILd the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Whisper White card base, then SNAILd the card front on – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Mint Macaron Basket Bunch grass and a Basic Black Archival Ink bunny on the front…


… and I added more Basket Bunch eggs on the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  I think this one probably looks harder than it was – it’s a actually easy to put together and, if you like coloring Easter Eggs…this is your card!  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!

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Amy Koenders

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Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Basket Bunch die cuts

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Basket Builder die cuts

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