Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Basket of Pears Valentine

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Saturday – and a three-day weekend, at that!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned – and that the weather wherever you are is conducive to whatever you have planned!  Ours is rainy – wet – and getting cold again.  So…yeah!?

My card for today is a fun little Valentine for a friend.  Remember when Valentine’s were for friends – not just boyfriends, spouses, significant others?  Well – here’s a blast from the past.  A punny little Valentine for a friend, using the cute Fruit Basket Bundle!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one hails from the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

This card started with one of the fun (and FREE!) Tutti Frutti Notecards and Envelopes from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration flyer!  I used a couple different designs from the Tutti Frutti DSP Stack and matted one square on Lemon Lime Twist card stock and then Fast Fuse’d it to the front of the Tutti Frutti Notecard.  The second design, I cut into a strip and then punched both ends in the Triple Banner Punch.

I did the same to a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, then used Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces together and then to the card front.  I wrapped a length of new Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the whole card front – adhering it with some Fast Fuse under where my art panel would be.

My art piece started with a square of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the two-step basket from the Fruit Basket stamp set – the first (solid) image in Crumb Cake and then the “ribs” in Soft Suede.  Then I added the little handle image in Soft Suede.

I stamped a second basket on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it.  With my Bone Folder, I gently rolled my fussy cut basket and used Liquid Glue at the bottom and a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on each of the top corners and adhered it over the stamped basket.  

For the sentiment, I stamped the two Fruit Basket words in Real Red under the basket.  I also added some faux stitches with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and adhered the square to a scalloped Lemon Lime Twist square that I’d cut with a Squares Layering Framelit die.  Then I popped it on with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a bunch of pears from the Fruit Basket set in Pear Pizzazz on Lemon Lime Twist card stock and cut them all out with the matching punch in the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  Then I stuffed them – and a few Real Red heart Enamel Shapes – using some Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ DImensionals – into the fruit basket!

The final thing was to add a few Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Fruit Basket in Real Red to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a couple of Pear Pizzazz pears and some Tutti Frutti Washi Tape.  Of course, I had to add some more Soft Suede faux stitches, too!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the Tutti Frutti Notecard and the card was done!

On my already decorated Envelope (bonus!!) I just added a couple of Pear Pizzazz pears on the front…

…and didn’t have to do a darned thing to the envelope flap – Stampin’ Up! did it for me! 🙂

Et Voila!  Tutti Frutti fun Valentine for your BFF!  I hope you like!

And – you can still get a great deal on the Tutti Frutti bundle in my 2018 Occasions Special Bundles!  Check it out right here – and, when you purchase the bundle, pick the Tutti-Frutti Notecards and Envelopes as your Free Sale-A-Bration goody and you’ll be on your way!!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti Frutti Notecard and Envelope (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″);

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for DSP rectangle on front); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat under DSP banner); 2 1/4″ scalloped square (mat for sentiment square); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Tutti Frutti DSP Stack: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (DSP rectangle); 1 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ (banner)  

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Punched pears


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  

Friday was busy at our house! I worked all day. Our housekeeper came – which, of course, meant I had to clean the house first.

What’s up with that, anyway??

Hubby is working in NC.  

Vet came and injected the old horse’s knee – poor old guy!  Although he didn’t appear to find it as awful as us humans do for the same procedure.

Finn was a gentleman!  He did, with “respectful enthusiasm” (the words of the vet tech, not mine!), greet them when they arrived and made sure they had everything they needed!

Once everyone was gone, we headed up to close the gate.  Naturally, it was raining.

Again.

Still?

Finn has no qualms with the rain.  Or the mud.

HE doesn’t care if his feathers, skirt and pantaloons are totally soaked and muddy – in fact, I think he kind of likes it!

HE doesn’t even care if I towel him off (AGAIN!) when we get back in the house.  

Cuz…HE doesn’t pay the housekeeper! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts

Mornin’, y’all!  Well, we did it!  It’s FRIDAY!  And – for me, at least – it’s the Friday before three entire days off.

No phone calls from work.  No e-mails from work.  No…nothing from work!  Whoo-hooo!

Today’s card uses another previously un-inked stamp set for me – called Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts.  I paired it with the Petal Pair TIEF and…take a look-see:

I used the sketch challenge from this week’s MFT Card Challenge for my layout.

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And many of the elements were inspired by this week’s Card Concept photo challenge.

I started with a Thick Very Vanilla card base and dry embossed one side of the front in the Petal Pair TIEF.

The art panel is a piece of Very Vanilla and I stamped the flower cart image from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts set in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  I colored the flowers with my Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves with my Pool Party and Smoky Slate Markers.  I finished off each of the flowers with a Pearl Basic Jewel.

I used my Light and Dark Pool Party and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends to color the cart’s canopy.  And my Smoky Slate Marker for the swag border.

The little bird is Pool Party and his heart is Pink Pirouette!

I embossed a Pink Pirouette panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and then Fast Fuse’d the art panel to it.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a bow from some Very Vanilla 1/2″ Vintage Lace – leaving extra long tails.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere the bow in the corner and then used several more Glue Dots to adhere the tails in waves.

My sentiment, from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts, is stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped a banner end with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker, then I adhered it with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added the absolutely adorable branch from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts in Basic Gray on a Very Vanilla panel.  Y’all – this is my newest favorite image!  It’s just ridiculously perfect!  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the bird.  Then I colored the flowers and heart in Pink Pirouette and the bird in Pool Party.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pink Pirouette mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base and the card was done!

I repeated the branch and bird image on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Petal Pair TIEF.

Et Voila!  This is such a great stamp set, you guys!  The art work is just perfect and the fonts in the so-lovely sentiments are gorgeous.  Get.  This.  Set!!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (art panel); 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (sentiment banner): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (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 diet, I’m always intrigued by lower calorie foods that might “fool” me into thinking I wasn’t on a diet!

I recently discovered just such a food.

Halo Top Ice Cream!

Do you know it?

Their “hook” is the number of calories in an entire pint of their ice cream!  It’s like…not a ton!

Now -I’m not usually going to eat an entire pint of ice cream.

Usually.

BUT!  With the low calories, then a reasonable dose of ice cream isn’t going to break the calorie bank, right?

And, y’all?  

It’s.  GOOD!

I’ve had Chocolate Covered Banana and Salted Caramel.  Both quite tasty!

And – at least the Chocolate Covered Banana got the Aussie-Seal of Approval.

 

Eyebrow Deep.  That’s how you know it’s goooooooooodddd!!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Petals and Sunshine for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! It’s color week – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

Here’s our pretty color combination! 

Since I also needed a little help with the layout, I used the Freshly Made Sketches challenges for this week.

I decided to use some of the Petal Passion DSP and another elements from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, plus a pretty Gold Foil sentiment made with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the black-and-white Petal Passion DSP and colored it with my Powder Pink ink pad.  I did that by holding the pad upside down and running the edge of it across the paper.  I just kept doing it until I had the amount of color I wanted.  Then I matted it on a Powder Pink panel.

I wrapped a length of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  And then, in a departure from my normal order of things, I popped the card front onto the front of my Basic Black panel.

My flower is one of the sticker die cuts in the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  But, I didn’t want a sticker – so I stuck it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock and gave it a quick fussy cut.  Then I colored it with my Powered Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to secure a doubled-over length of the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmery Ribbon and then popped my flower over it all with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I brushed the flower with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

The final piece is a sentiment from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut it once from Gold Foil and twice from Powder Pink card stock, stacked them all up with Liquid Glue and then stuck it on the flower.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used another sticker from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, colored with the Powder Pink Marker and brushed with the Clear Wink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my card base and the card was done!

I put one more flower sticker from the Card Pack on the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and I colored a little more of the Petal Passion DSP with Powder Pink and put it on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Folks – don’t forget that there are all sorts of fun goodies in the Memories & More Card Packs – and this one, that coordinates with the Petal Passion suite, is no exception!  And…hey!  Not even one stamp got inky in the making of this card! 🙂  I 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 Kristi Gray’s 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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


SALE-A-BRATION IS UNDERWAY!

Sale-A-Bration is the biggest event of the Stampin’ Up! year!  It’s the perfect time to SHOP – HOST – JOIN!!  Get more information right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Gold Foil:  Sunshine Wishes die cut sentiment

Petal Passion DSP: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (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!


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Stampin’ Up! True Gentleman Hedgehugs

Good morning, y’all!  I think it’s Hawwmp day…right??  Which means it’s practically the weekend which means it’s practically a three-day weekend!  Thank you, thank you, Mr. King!  A friend of mine and I decided via e-mail yesterday that there’s a looooong time between holidays at this time of year, unless you get MLK day and President’s Day off.  So…hunker down, y’all – and get ready for some 5-day weeks!

My card for today uses the fun new set called Hedgehugs in the new catalog.  I paired it with some True Gentleman DSP and a few other little goodies.  Take a look-see:

The layout is from this week’s Global Design Project CASE the Designer challenge.

I started with some True Gentleman DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy panel for the card front.  The smaller panel, which is Very Vanilla, I embossed in the Woodland TIEF, matted it on Night of Navy and Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.

I doubled a length of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon and tied a piece of Linen Thread around the end – then used a Glue Dot to adhere it to the card front.

The little Hedgehugs image is stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade the hedeghog.  The flower is colored with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I cut it out with the new Starburst Punch.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the sentiment in Night of Navy to the bottom of the punched circle.

I punched two more Starburst circles – one in Gold Foil and one from Wood Textures DSP.  Then I pulled out my Leaf Punch and punched a Very Vanilla, Gold Foil and Wood Textures leaf.  I popped the Gold Foil Starburst circle onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added the Wood Textures and Gold Foil Starburst punches and the leaves with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.

 

Aaaand…then I remembered I’d meant to put some loops of Linen Thread under the art.  So…I looped a few loops, and sort of shoved them underneath the circles.  Then I shoved a couple of Glue Dots in there, too, to hold it all in place.

Don’t be like me.  Add the loops before you stick everything down.

Much.

Easier!

I finished it all off with a few heart shaped Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second Hedgehugs sentiment in Night of Navy in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  I used one of the flower images – coloring the stamp directly with my Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers – and added it near the sentiment.

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 Envelope got two more of the Hedgehugs flowers…yes.  I added the first one in the wrong corner.  I hope folks will just think I’m quirk-ily artistic! 😉

…and I added some more True Gentleman DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How cute is this little Hedgehugs hog?  And the fonts of the sentiments are really good – I love them!  I hope this card persuades you to add Hedgehugs to your list of must-haves!  And – I hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for front embossed panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Starburst punch; Leaf punch

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

Wood Textures DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Gold Foil:  Starburst and Leaf punches



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 don’t actually think these pics need any explanation.

You’re going to know right away…

Any questions?  Any confusion about the message?

Didn’t think so. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Three Blog Candy Winners!

Good morning – again!  This is my THIRD post of the day – I shared cards for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge and then for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop earlier today.  

This post is to announce the three winners of my 2018 Happy New Year Blog Candy!  I used my handy dandy Random Number generator – three times! – and here’s how the “dice” rolled!

So…the winner of Package #1 (A Cottage Greetings Project Kit and Cottage Greetings stamp set, a bunch of Stampin’ Spots in all sorts of colors, and a slew of cards and card fronts for you to use/embellish/finish!) is…


Comment #60 was from Carol Swedlund, who wrote:

I’m so glad that I ran across you and your beautiful cards on – a challenge blog, don’t remember now which one. I must admit to using mostly CTMH supplies (I’m in a local stamp club with great people) but since I rediscovered SU! through you I’m enjoying meshing supplies from both companies! This year I am going to do my best to FINISH a project (whether it’s making a card, doing genealogy etc.) and put everything away before starting the next project. I’m so tired of digging for my scissors or glue dots under a large pile of supplies! Thank you for this opportunity to win such great blog candy”  

Whoo-Hoo!!  Carol – I’ll be contacting you shortly and getting your goodies on their way! 🙂

Next up, Package #2 is…Finely Woven Ribbon in the 2017-2019 In Colors, the current SAB Happy Wishes stamp set, some 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows Embellishments, and a pack of 2016-2018 Glitter Acrylic Shapes.

And the Random Number generator yielded:

Comment #47 was from Karen in Florida, who wrote:

“Hi Mary! What a great give-away!! If we get to choose, I’d LOVE LOVE to have pkg #2. I don’t have any of the finely woven ribbon or the itty bitty bows…but I NEED them for sure! The stamp set would be great, since I send out so many birthday cards (47 in 2017!). I think my resolution for 2018 is to not stress out so much. And, of course, continue making cards! My craft room is my happy place. I wish you health & happiness in 2018! Give The Man a little kiss on the nose for me!”

Yeah, Karen!  That worked out pretty good, huh?? I’ll be in touch shortly and we’ll get your candy on the way!

Finally – Package #3 is… a Pretty Pocket Card Kit, the SAB stamp sets Amazing You and Lots of Lavender, a 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes, and a pack of Touches of Nature Elements.

One more time….

And our final winner is…Sandra Warthen, who wrote…

You celebrated the same way we did! My creative space is so messy that I haven’t been as productive as I would like to be, Organized is what I want for the new year. So happy that you are reaching your goals. You are an awesome demonstrator and I am so glad that I found you. Have a blessed year. (hope that trip to the Mediterranean is just around the corner)

Whoo-hoo!  Congrats, Sandi – I’ll be in touch shortly and get your goodies on the way!

Thanks so much to all of you for leaving a comment and sharing your goals and resolutions for 2018!! A lot of folks planning to organize their craft rooms – me, too! 🙂  

Oh – and if you’re interested in StampNStorage for your organizing (which I’ve sure used a lot!), please check out the link on my side-bar.  Yes.  I get a little kick back if you purchase thru me! 😉

TTFN – and looking forward to a wonderful 2018 with all y’all! 🙂

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


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! Love You Still Petals & More for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Love!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!  

I decided to use a lovely little stamp set in the 2018 Occasions catalog, called Love You Still, for my sentiment, with some die cuts from the Petals & More Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

Once again, I went to a sketch challenge to help with the layout.  On this one, it was from the Paper Craft Crew!

I started by Fast Fuse-ing a piece of the Painted With Love Specialty DSP on a Melon Mambo mat for the card front.

With the pretty dies from the Petals & More Thinlits – I cut two Calypso Coral decorations – the flowers and the grid-like die cut.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front.

I made a few more Petals & More die cuts of the pretty leaves in Gold Foil and Whisper White – and adhered those as well with Liquid Glue.

My sentiment, from the Love You Still stamp set was stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White and cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.

Behind the sentiment is a Gold Foil label cut with the Pretty Label punch.  I cut the label in half vertically and adhered each half to the card front with Liquid Glue – with a small separation between them to make it bigger than it was and look “right” behind the sentiment!  

I put several Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment circle and used them to wind some Gold Metallic Thread, then popped it over the Gold Foil Pretty Label.  

My little embellishment is from the Heart Happiness stamp set.  I stamped the flower in Versamark and heat embossed it in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder then fussy cut it.  I colored it with my Light and Dark Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  Then, I adhered it over a little Whisper White heart cut with a die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits and edged with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker. 

Then I used a Stampin’ Dimensional and some Liquid Glue to adhere it onto the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I cut the grid-like die from the Petals & More Thinlits at the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Behind the cut-out, I adhered a small piece of Calypso Coral card stock.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut back in the space.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Melon Mambo 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 a couple more Gold Embossed flowers from the Heart Happiness stamp set on the front…

…and I added more of the heart-strewn Painted With Love Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Love You Still stamp set and the Painted With Love Specialty DSP!  And don’t even get me started on how gorgeous the die cuts are from the Petals & More Thinlits!  I 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 Karen’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been doing!  

Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston

Karen Finkle

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!Heart HHH

Sue Prather

Linda Richenberg

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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. 


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (Sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Petals & More Thinlits die cuts  

Gold Foil:  Pretty Label punch; Petals & More Thinlits die cuts

Painted With Love DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Witty Birthday Cupcake for the Stamp Ink Paper #132

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #132 is a theme challenge!  Cake Walk anyone?

I grabbed a couple of likely-seeming stamp sets and some dies – settling on the Birthday Wit (2018 Occasions) and the Sweet Cupcake (Annual) stamp sets, and the Cupcake Cutout Framelits.  Then I added some Picture Perfect Birthday DSP from the Occasions catalog and…take a look-see:

Because I needed a little help – on top of the theme! 😉 – I took a gander at the Viva La Verve sketch for help with the layout…

I started with a graphic paper from the Picture Perfect Birthday DSP Stack (one side is graphics and the other side is photos!) and Fast Fuse’d it to a Lemon Lime Twist mat for the card front.

The horizontal element is a simple strip of Whisper White, embossed in the new Simple Stripes TIEF, matted on Lemon Lime Twist and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

Then I used one of those fun photo-papers, and matted it on Lemon Lime Twist.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere it.  I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with some Fast Fuse.

I created a cupcake with the Sweet Cupcakes stamp set – this is three-step stamp set – I used Peekaboo Peach for the “frosting” and Pool Party for the cupcake paper.  These stamps are made so that you can use just one color and you still get great 3-D images! 🙂  I cut them both out with their matching die in the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.  Then I decided I didn’t want white borders – so I snipped the excess off.

I stamped some candles in Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay ink and fussy cut them (same reason – didn’t want the white border!).  I adhered a couple to the card front with Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Dimensionals,  Then I adhered the cupcake liner over the ribbon with Liquid Glue and popped the frosting on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the rest of the candles with Liquid Glue.  To decorate the cupcake, I used Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

For the sentiment, I colored the stamp from Birthday Wit using Stampin’ Write Markers – Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist – and stamped it on a piece of scrap Whisper White.  Then I fussy cut the colored words.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add just the words “This is” to the card front in Berry Burst, then adhered the words with Liquid Glue.

To finish up, I tied a faux bow with a short length of the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add two more sentiments from Birthday Wit in Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay.  Then across the bottom I added some sparkles from Birthday Wit in Daffodil Delight.  Each “sparkler” got a Sweet Cupcakes candle in Berry Burst or Bermuda Bay.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated the sparkler candles across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Picture Perfect Birthday DSP – you kinda knew that was coming, didn’t you?!!

Et Voila!  Not my usual kind of card, for sure, but I like it!  I love the sentiments from Birthday Wit – they’re so cute and fun!  And the Picture Perfect DSP is a perfect foil for those sentiments and the cupcakes from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set!  Hope you like!

Hope you’ll come play with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for center DSP panel); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Cupcake Cutouts die cuts

Picture Perfect DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (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  

You know how it is when you’re really REALLY excited about doing something or going somewhere?  

That anticipation?

And – have you ever been just a little let down by the actual “thing”?

Well.  Finn sometimes has the same thing happen.

He always ALWAYS wants to go for a ride.

Al…ways!

But sometimes, it’s just kinda boring…

Sometimes all you do is go the store and wait for your Mom.  It’s one of the good things about it only being 30 degrees – Mom takes you.  But…you can only people watch for so long.  Then you just gotta lay down and chillax till Mom gets back. 😉

Check the face and the paw.  That’s the Aussie chillaxing pose!

Isn’t it nice that he actually HAS a chillax mode??

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Charming Cafe Bundle Thank You!

Well, it’s Monday again, folks!  Funny how that just keeps happening.  Hope you had a great weekend!  We did, here in GA – other than the ridiculous cold.  I got my shares all cut up and they’ll go out soon!  

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  I’ve missed doing the videos and spending a little virtual time with y’all, so it was great to get back in the groove!  If you weren’t able to watch and would like to see the video, here’s the link to it on YouTube!

I made a thank-you card for some horsey friends of mine – a couple and their two boys.  So – I wanted a little bit of flower-dy-ness but not too much froo-froo.  I called upon the new Charming Cafe stamp set and the bundled Cafe Builder Framelits (the bundle is available in Wood or Clear mount) and I added some Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

My layout – and the wood elements – were inspired by the Fusion Challenge.

I was also playing along with the TGIF Color Challenge this week.

I started with a light piece of Wood Textures DSP and matted it on a Night of Navy mat with Fast Fuse.  I used a darker piece and adhered it over the top of that with Liquid Glue and that was the card front.

I layered a piece of Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and one of Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon over the seam – securing them both in the back with scotch tape.

For the art/sentiment, I inked the image from the Charming Cafe stamp set in Island Indigo, then I sponged the edges with Fresh Fig with a Sponge Dauber and stamped it on Very Vanilla.  I cut it out with a Circles Layering Framelits die and used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to make faux stitches.  Then I adhered the stamped sentiment to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The flowers are also from the Charming Cafe – stamped with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  I cut the frame out with the matching dies (there are two to make the frame – and then snipped off the connecting pieces.

I colored the flowers with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Fresh Fig, Night of Navy and Island Indigo (I also used my Blender Pen and the lid of my Fresh Fig ink pad – you can see that in the video).  When they were all colored, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them over the top of the circle.

The sentiment banner is Very Vanilla – stamped in Night of Navy with a second sentiment from Charming Cafe.  I snipped the ends into banners with my Paper Snips, colored the edges with my Fresh Fig Marker and popped it on with a double-layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, I colored a White Perfect Accent with my Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend, stuck it on as a little accent – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the flowers from Charming Cafe to the Very Vanilla inner liner using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamping it twice in Early Espresso.  Then I colored the flowers the same as I’d done on the front.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel onto a Night of Navy mat and into my Island Indigo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Charming Cafe flowers on the front…

…and some Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this Charming Cafe bundle – it’s another one that caught everyone’s eye at OnStage when it was introduced!  And I think it plays very nicely with the Wood Textures DSP and Night of Navy ribbon from the True Gentleman suite, don’t you?  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


LAST DAY TO EARN

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  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. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above 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.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Night of Navy Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ circle (art/sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 2″ (sentiment banner): Cafe Builder Framelits die cut

Wood Textures DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1 3/8″ x 5″ (DSP Strip); Envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

The requirement to entertain an Aussie is pretty much weather-proof.

Like the mail.

Neither rain, nor sleet nor…well, you get the drift.

So – we Aussie parents have to look for things to do inside – like kids on a snow day!

Fortunately, the Man is up for a game of tug anytime – anywhere!  And he’s not shy about requesting a round…

 

Turns out recliner-tug works pretty well – but ya gotta get all the way up on the foot-rest…

To get the best purchase and try to beat your Mom.

He gives no quarter, y’all.  Mom-schmom.

It’s all about winning!

And he does.  Frequently.  He’s a stout dude – and when he gets leverage?!  Two hands – braced feet – a vice grip?…nuthin’!  I’m going down!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Charming Cafe Builder Thank You

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well! Mine has involved cards and chatting with customers-who-have-become-friends (BEST part of my job, y’all!!  I love getting to know the folks in my little SU! “family”!).

I also managed to NOT buy a new phone.  And watch.  Of the Apple-variety!  I’m so proud of myself for my self-restraint!

That I fully intend to bust next weekend! 😉

Today, we’re getting back to “normal”.  Which means that…this is a video sneak peek!  I’m planning to get back on schedule and will be live tonight at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-n-Lingers FB page.  And I’ll be making a little thank you card with the new Charming Cafe bundle.  Take a look-see:

So – hope to see you tonight over on Facebook!  8pm Eastern! 🙂

Today and tomorrow are the last days to cash in on my Double Peppermints – so, grab them while you can!  Details down below.  And – my Occasions Bundles are still available, too, at least for a bit!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Only a few more days to get your name in the pot for one of three uber-cool Blog Candy packages! Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


KICK OFF SALE-A-BRATION AND THE 2018 OCCASIONS CATALOG…

WITH

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  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. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above 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.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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  

Y’all – I’m sharing a video my mom told me about yesterday.

It reminded me so much of Finn – I could totally see him doing this.  I laughed so hard I cried.  And only watched it about 15 times!

Bookmark this post to come back to when you need a pick-me-up.  I believe that’s why dogs – and Aussies in particular are masters at it… were put here – to lift our souls when they need lifting!

You’re welcome. 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Snowy Waterfront Night

Good morning, y’all!  I’m sort of betting I didn’t win the Big Lottery last night, so this isn’t my farewell blog…

Not that I’d quit making cards or blogging if I won.  Nope.  I’d still be right here – OTHER things would go away! 😉

My card – speaking of – uses the wonderful new stamp set called Waterfront.  Once again, I let a sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog inspire me.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – welcome back, y’all! – going across the top and on the diagonal from the bottom left…

I started with a Dapper Denim panel and stamped the wonderful perfect awesome Pine trees image (y’all – I have a new favorite!!) across the panel about mid-way down.  I stamped the image twice without re-inking several times, to create a forest.  Then I pulled out my Whisper White Craft Ink pad.  

I stamped the moon first and then started adding “snow” – this is a wonderful image in the Waterfront stamp set.  I also added drifts of snow across the bottom.  Once I had it as snowy as I wanted it to be, I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and then to a Dapper Denim mat.

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a few loops of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine to the card front in preparation for the rest of the elements.

I stamped the Waterfront sentiment in Whisper White Craft Ink on a piece of Dapper Denim and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.  When it was dry, it was a little lighter than I wanted – so I traced the words with a non-Stampin’ Up! White Gel Pen.

I also cut a larger circle of Dapper Denim with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die, and stamped more of the Waterfront trees in Dapper Denim.

Finally, I cut a slightly larger scalloped circle in Whisper White and a snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I adhered all the pieces together with Liquid Glue and popped it over the Baker’s Twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A White Perfect Accents dot in the middle of the snowflake finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from the Waterfront set in Dapper Denim on a Whisper White panel and added more of the trees across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Dapper Denim 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 more Dapper Denim Waterfront trees on the front…

…and then I added more snow – in Dapper Denim – across the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Y’all!!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  This was a stamp set that instantly drew ooh’s, aah’s and a really unseemly number of whoo-hooo’s when it was introduced at OnStage.  And I guess you can see why!  I LOVE this set!!  And I hope you do, too – and are busily clicking on it in the product list below to get it for yourself!!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Only a few more days to get your name in the pot for one of three uber-cool Blog Candy packages! Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


KICK OFF SALE-A-BRATION AND THE 2018 OCCASIONS CATALOG…

WITH

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  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. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above 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.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

If you don’t have your own copy of the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure – drop me a line here on my Contact Page and I’ll get a set in the mail to you ASAP!

SHOP!


For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Check it out:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

HOST!


When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!

JOIN!


If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you’re interested in joining as a Demonstrator, we’d love to have you join our team! There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment circle); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shaper Circle (stamped circle on front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Mat for card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ scalloped circle (on front); Seasonal Layers Thinlit die cut

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner)

Color Theory DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (sentiment panel)

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  

It’s been rather miserably cold here.  Now – admittedly, we have no snow (which you can decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing – we kind of like not having snow!) – and we’re not in the middle of a “bomb cyclone”.  Who named it that anyway?!?

But – it’s cold.  And one of the consequences of the cold is frozen water troughs and buckets for the horses.  Which leads to lots of giant…ICE CUBES!  All over the place (from where we toss the ice out).   

Well.  The man loves him some ice cubes!  When we get ice out of the freezer in the house he hears it and comes running to get one.

Imagine…ice cubes from horse water! Just a little icky and oh-so-yummy to crunch and munch.

Or…toss around and play with…

Funny little man.

TTFN

M

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