Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasonal Layers Fun-Fold

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope your weekend was most excellent!  Ours was – we ended up going to dinner with our friends for Mother’s Day yesterday.  Very enjoyable – but…we still have not seen Guardians!  I’m going to take a day of vacation this week and we are going to see it.  I am afraid the number of movies needing IMAX/3-D is high and if we wait too much longer… 🙂

So last night I did a video on today’s card – if you were able to join me – thanks so much.  If not, and you’d like to see it – here it is on YouTube!

For those of you who want to see the directions and card cuts – this is the post you’re looking for!

This card uses a fun basket-weave fold that I saw a tutorial video for, done by Kelly Atcheson, over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I combined that fold with the new Colorful Seasons stamp set and the bundled Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Now the layout for this card is courtesy of the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And my color scheme hails from the Fab Friday color challenge.

I started by printing out the basket weave template that Kelly provided.  Here it is for you!  Print it out – make sure it’s printed on a “regular” piece of printer paper.

Then I cut out one of the templates and secured it to my Dapper Denim card base.  That’s a piece of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card stock, scored and folded (and burnished a little) at 4 1/4″.  I used a couple of paper clips to secure my template to the card base.  Next, I just used my snips to cut the lines on the template, making sure to go all the way to the ends of each line.

To make the basket weave, take a look at the video to see how it’s done.  It’s crazy easy – but it’s a lot easier to see in a video than in words or photos!

Go ahead.  

I’ll wait.

Okay – you back?  Got the hang of the basket weave?  

Great – we’ll drive on!

My card front begins with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, SNAILd to a Calypso Coral mat.  To make my leaves, I pulled out a piece of scrap Water Color Paper (I used Canson 90lb Cold-Press) and then sponged it in Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Dapper Denim.  I made large swipes of each color, and let them overlap a bit.  Then I cut the three leaves with the beautiful, intricate leaf die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

I adhered the leaves to my card front with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from the Colorful Seasons stamp set (which will be bundled with the Seasonal Layers in the new catalog for a 10% savings!), I stamped in Rich Razzleberry on a strip of Very Vanilla, then matted it on Calypso Coral.  I popped the sentiment over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the leaf image in the Colorful Seasons set and inked the stamp with my Sponge Daubers in Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim and Rich Razzleberry and stamped the leaf on a Very Vanilla panel.

How cool does that basket weave look when you open the card?!?  I SNAILd my panel to a Calypso Coral mat and then into the card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Colorful Seasons leaf on the front…

…and on the envelope flap,

Et Voila!  Don’t be afeared of the basket weave, y’all!  It’s really simple when you see it broken down (so please watch my video!!).  Like the first time you try to make a lattice top on a pie.  Looks too complicated for words, but then you see the “trick” and…yep.  Voila!  I love love love this leaf stamp and die in the Colorful Seasons bundle – it was the first thing that caught my eye when I saw it.  When added to all the other stamp images and dies…well, I know this is going to be one of my favorites!  I hope you like it, too – and are adding it to your wish list! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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

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

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

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

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits will be available 1 June!

 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment mat)

Very Vanilla Card Stock : 3 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 1/8″ (sentiment)

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

You know, this silly goofy little dog that we invited into our lives…he gives us so much joy.

And aggravation!

And laughter!

Really more joy and laughter than aggravation, to be sure!

This morning, before I was really “up”, he came into the bedroom for his usual “second sleep” (the one after he goes out first thing and before we go feed).

I happened to look down and saw….

That’s the end of his collar – he has a new one and it’s very very long.  He had ahold of it – and was sound asleep.

Silly goofy little dog.

And oh, I love him so!

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Sneak peek, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 17 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasonal Layers Basket Weave Fun-Fold Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  And for all y’all who are Mothers…Happy Mother’s Day!  Enjoy your day!!

I’m bringing you a Sneak Peek of the card I plan to share with you tonight on Facebook.  It includes a Fun Fold…and a beautiful die cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Take a sneak-look-see:

I hope you’ll join me tonight at 8pm Eastern – right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  You’ll get to see how to make the card in the video and then I’ll share the full “recipe” on Monday!

So…some admin-y things.  

Catalog shares are still open – Slots are filling up fast so hurry and get your name on my list before I run out of space.  It’s an awesome opportunity to try a little taste of everything!  Like…one piece of candy from every candy jar in the shop!!  

Are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  No?  Well – this is a great time to give it a shot.  New subscribers can get 25% off their first three months!  

Finally – Eastern Palace!  The special bundles are only available for a few more weeks – once the catalog goes live, those super-duper bundles will be gone!  Don’t miss out – they’re a great value-added way to get all the goodies.  And you can get them right now!

Okay.  That’s it.  Get the details on these three specials down below.  And….hope to see you tonight!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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

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

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

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

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

 

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 past couple of days, when it’s been pretty hot, Finn has been availing himself of the golf cart – even in the morning.  

It’s not unheard of for us to make an entire round with him riding next to me.

Guess he figures the golf cart needs some exercise?? 🙂

Don’t get me wrong.

He’s not slacking off.

He’s got an eye peeled for squirrels, bunnies, bugs, ducks, airplanes, deer (oh, please let there be a deer, Mom!!!), sticks, rocks, chipmunks, butterflies, bees, frogs, snakes, Dad, ponies….you name it.  He’s watching with his eagle eyes.

And snaggle tooth.

Nothing escapes his notice.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Memories Suite Sneak Peek

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Saturday!  Hope you’ve got some big plans for your weekend – even if it’s sit around and do nothing!

Which sounds pretty freakin’ amazing, doesn’t it??  We have dog school, errands, patio building and Guardians of the Galaxy on our list.  So – I’m going to make this quick! 🙂

As I promised, I branched out a bit and am bringing you a card made with the new Birthday Memories Suite! This suite has an old-fashioned feel that’s really cool.  I used the Birthday Delivery stamp set, the matching Birthday Friends Framelits and some of the Birthday Memories DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout is inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.

So, first jump outta the gate, there’s a cool little secret in the Birthday Memories DSP!  Several of the images scattered amongst the papers fit the Birthday Friends Framelits!  So – you can just die cut a pretty image that’s already perfectly colored for you by the artists at Stampin’ Up!  🙂

I started with the Daffodil Delight paper and, using the bouquet die in the Birthday Friends Framelits, I cut the bouquet from the paper.  Then I SNAILd the rest of the panel to an Early Espresso mat.  I knew that the gaping hole in the panel would be covered up by the rest of the card!

Next up is the colorful striped paper, also matted on Early Espresso and then SNAILd to the card front.  I layered a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the paper, then wrapped some of the new Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My art panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock, SNAILd to Early Espresso.  I stamped the little girl image from Birthday Delivery in Crumb Cake.  Then I inked over her socks and shoes with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and colored her socks with my Calypso Coral Marker and her hair in Daffodil Delight.

I decided to do a little piecing on her dress.  So I stamped the girl image again on a piece of Calypso Coral paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP and fussy cut her dress.  So that I could keep her arms white (and not Coral!!), I cut the dress in two pieces.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the image.

I popped my die-cut bouquet over the top of the image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I stamped the Birthday Delivery sentiment in Pacific Point under my little girl.  Then I popped the panel over the ribbon.  I used a double-stack of Dimensionals in each corner – to accommodate the thickness of the ribbon.

I tied a bow with the Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon and adhered it to the panel with Liquid Glue – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Birthday Delivery in Pacific Point on a Whisper White panel.  Using the little party hat image, I inked the hat in Sweet Sugarplum and the pom-pom in Blushing Bride and added it at the top of the sentiment.  Then I cut a couple of presents from the Birthday Memories DSP with the matching die from Birthday Friends.  I also fussy cut a few more presents, and adhered them across the bottom with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Pacific Point card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Birthday Delivery presents stamped across the front.  I stamped them all in Crumb Cake, then colored them with my Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Markers…

…and then I added a little more of the Birthday Memories DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Birthday Memories Suite is a fun way to craft birthday cards for kids and adults alike – and I love that you can die cut the images right out of the Designer Paper!  What a great idea SU! came up with!  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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

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

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

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

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Birthday Memories Suite, Delightful Daisy DSP and 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon will be available on 1 June. 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 4″ (mat for striped DSP panel); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for art panel)

Birthday Memories DSP (avail 1 Jun) : 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (striped DSP panel); Bouquet die cut; envelope flap

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

So a couple days ago, Finn and I had a close encounter.

Of the quacking kind!

We went down to the back pond for our normal morning frisbee/bumper/ponding session and discovered…

A handsome Mallard drake and his lovely lady friend. 🙂

What was so interesting is that we drove the golf cart right up to the pond, Finn was bounding about as usual.

And they just paddled to and fro….with a little bit of hither and yon thrown in…

I’m not sure that Finn really knew what to make of them.  He certainly kept an eye on them, but…showed no interest in flushing them or herding them.

Live and let live, that’s his motto.

Unless you’re a squirrel.

Or a bug.  He hates him some bugs!!  

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Delight Again. Yes. Again!

Hey y’all – it’s finally Friday!  Whoo-hoo!  I hope this is the weekend we get to see Guardians!  Keep your fingers crossed, okay?

So – I tried to tell myself that I was going to give y’all a break on the Daisy Delight bundle.  But then I didn’t.  I used the whole shootin’ match.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the My Favorite Things challenge on this one for the layout.

And I also took part in the Can You Case It color challenge.

I chose Dapper Denim, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.

I started out by SNAILing one of the prettiest papers in the Delightful Daisy DSP to a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Then I wrapped a length of the new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Powder Pink around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I cut a Whisper White Stitched Shapes oval and a Powder Pink scallop oval – slightly bigger – and SNAILd them together and then to the card front.

The flowers are made with the large image in the Daisy Delight stamp set – I stamped 6 of them – and then punched them all out with the Daisy Punch.  Using Daffodil Delight ink, I added the two-step flower center to three of the flowers.  I stacked up two flowers, adhering them with Liquid Glue, then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the top and bottom flowers to the card front.  Over those, I popped the third flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from Daisy Delight, is stamped in Dapper Denim on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I snipped banner ends and added faux stitches with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker (avail 1 June).  Finally, I popped the sentiment over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside, I added a second Daisy Delight sentiment in Dapper Denim and a couple of small flowers in Daffodil Delight on a Whisper White panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Daffodil Delight flowers across the front…

…and more of the beautiful Delightful Daisy DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I know…I know.  You must be getting crazy tired of seeing these daisies.  But, y’all.  I just can’t help it!  I love this whole Delightful Daisy Suite and I know you’re going to, too!  Hope you like this one enough to forgive my repetitiveness! 😉

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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

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

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

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

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Delightful Daisy Suite, 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, and Powder Pink ink/cardstock will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 Jun): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ Scallop Oval (mat under Stitched Shapes oval)

Delightful Daisy DSP (avail 1 Jun) : 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (white oval under flowers); Daisy Punch flowers 

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…

Thought you might like to see my prodigy at obedience class.

Look at that form.  The focus!

Yes – he’s focusing on the mini-milk bone in my hand, but…still!!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Background Bits Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a sketch to play with this week and I know all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you.  Y’all be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s the sketch…

I’ll be honest here, folks – I spent a fair bit of time sitting at my craft table trying to figure out what the heck to do with this one.  It for sure wasn’t one of those that I “saw” as soon as I looked at the sketch.  But – I finally decided to use the new Background Bits Host stamp set in the new Annual Catalog.  And I paired it up with some of the new Color Theory DSP.  Take a look-see:

Once I sort of got a picture in my head, it went together pretty quickly.  I started by SNAILing a piece of Whisper White card stock to a Tranquil Tide mat for the card front.

The bottom square of my stack is a piece of the Dapper Denim paper in the Color Theory DSP Stack, cut with a Stitched Shapes square die and matted on a scalloped edge Tranquil Tide square, cut with the Squares Layering Framelits.  It’s SNAILd to the card front.

For the angled panel, I stamped the floral background image in the Background Bits stamp set in Tranquil Tide twice on a piece of Whisper White and then cut it out with my trimmer.  I sponged the edges in Dapper Denim and then adhered it over the layered square with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the single flower image from Background Bits twice in Basic Black Archival Ink on another piece of Dapper Denim paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack and then cut it with a Stitched Shapes circle die.  I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to a Tranquil Tide scalloped circle and then popped it over the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final layer is my sentiment.  I inked the sentiment from Background Bits in Versamark and stamped it on a piece of the same paper as my art circle.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I snipped one end in a banner and then, to mimic a mat, I sponged the edges of the banner with Dapper Denim.  It’s adhered with Liquid Glue.  I added a few Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Background Bits in Dapper Denim on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Across the bottom, I stamped the multiple flower image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I used my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the white accents in the flowers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide 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 more of the Basic Black Background Bits flowers (colored in with Dapper Denim) across the front…

…and then I added more of the Dapper Denim Color Theory DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It took me a minute to come up with an idea, but once I got rolling…I really like how clean and simple it turned out.  Background Bits is a lovely little stamp set – available exclusively with Stampin’ Rewards!  Hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

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.


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

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

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

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

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          

The Background Bits stamp set and Color Theory DSP will be available on 1 June!  Tranquil Tide ink and card stock is available right now in the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail right now in the Premier Eastern Palace bundle!!): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ Scallop square (mat for Color Theory DSP panel); 2 1/2″ Scallop circle (mat for art focal circle)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (Background Bits-stamped strip on front)

Color Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June): 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes square (DSP square on front); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (art circle); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); 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! At Home With You Sneak Peek!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!

We had a few big things happen today.  Ready?  Okay.  Here we go.

Wayne saw the first king/rat snake of the year!  Whoo-hoo!  We were afraid maybe they’d been culled out by the hawks.  Mice – your days are numbered! 🙂

Wayne also got a clean bill of health from the GI doc – all the labs and tests they did during his surgery came back negative!  Whoo-hooo-hoooo!!!

And finally – and this is YUGE! – we found a Vietnamese restaurant close enough for us to actually go to – and we went there!  And it was good – and a nice/safe/clean place to eat!

Oh my goodness, y’all!  I’m tickled to death over this!

I was so happy (and full!) that I came home and played with a new stamp set and framelits.  The At Home With You bundle!  I paired it up with some Color Theory and Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

There’s a little surprise on the front…

Right?  The sentiments in the At Home With You are sized and meant to go “inside” the door!  And there are two dies that work together in the At Home Framelits to create the opening door!

I started with a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Color Theory DSP stack and SNAILd it to a Tranquil Tide mat.  I think it looks like stucco!

Next, I stamped the door image in Early Espresso on a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and cut it with the dies in the At Home Framelits.  The only trick here is to be sure the non-cutting (in other words – the creasing side!!) of the door die is on the correct side of the image!

I also cut the door outline die from a piece of Whisper White card stock.  In order to get the inside sentiment aligned correctly, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it stamped in the right spot.  I inked the sentiment from the At Home With You stamp set in Tranquil Tide, and added it to the Whisper White “door”.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the door to the white piece and then onto the card front.

I inked two lanterns from the set in Versamark and stamped them on Whisper White, sprinkled them with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them.  I cut them out with their matching dies in the At Home Framleits, then I popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I colored the tops of the lanterns with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and the candle flame with Daffodil Delight.

I made the wreath and two flower pots – stamping the wreath in Old Olive and the pots in Early Espresso.  I colored the flowers in Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight and the leaves in Old Olive.  

I popped the flower pots on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then filled the pots in with Crumb Cake.

For the wreath – I cut two more wreath shapes in Whisper White and adhered them all together with Liquid Glue then added it to the door with Liquid Glue.

For the door sign, I stamped the sign outline in Soft Suede and “Hello” – both in the At Home With You stamp set – in Soft Suede.  The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide.  I cut it with its die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  I finished it off with a tiny Linen Thread bow.

Finally, the welcome mat is inked with my Soft Suede and Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Markers.  I stamped it on Whisper White, cut it with its die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I stamped a second At Home With You sentiment in Tranquil Tide on a panel of Whisper White.  Then I stamped the wreath in Old Olive – I covered part of the image with a small piece of tape.  Then I colored the flowers and leaves just like I’d done on the front of the card.

I added a little Linen Thread bow, SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another At Home With You wreath…

…and I put some more of the Color Theory DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  No – really.  Et.  Voila!  I know it looks hard cuz it took a lot of words to say what I did.  But…it really wasn’t.  Just took a lot of words!  This At Home With You bundle is a ton of fun – with lots of sentiments and images for you to ensure that your card’s curb appeal is ready for any occasion.  Hope you like and are adding this one to your wish list!

TTFN

Mary  P.S  Read on down for some fun news about Paper Pumpkin – for new subscribers!!  And, of course, there’s still time to get your hands on the Eastern Palace bundles!!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!

Starting 11 May (that’s tomorrow!)

Any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • `I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well, Paper Pumpkin says, “No more excuses!” Because with our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You’ll get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

Here’s the fine-print!

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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

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

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

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

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The At Home With You bundle, Color Theory DSP Stack, Wood Textures DSP Stack and the 2017 – 2019 In Colors (inks, card stock and Stampin’ Write Markers) will be available on 1 June. 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle!): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Color Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 Jun) : 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); At Home Framelits die cuts  

Wood Textures DSP Stack (avail 1 June): At Home Framelits door

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…

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying for new mom’s – sleep when the baby sleeps?

Well – apparently that’s true for dog-moms, too.  (Definitely not the most flattering pic of mom.  Thanks, Wayne!) 

The question is, though – how does the dog-mom saying go?  Is the Mom sleeping when the puppy is sleeping?

Or…is the Puppy sleeping when the mom sleeps.

He has two favorite places to be.  Well – three if you count my lap!

One is under my craft table! 🙂

The other is under my recliner.  So far under that it’s hard to see him.  

I think he thinks it’s a cave.

I just have to say it again.

He’s ridiculously cute and sweet.

TTFN

M

P.S.  No.  I haven’t squished him yet.  I’ve gotten so used to him being there that I always locate him before I put the foot rest down!

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures and Trees 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 “Father’s Day or Masculine”.  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 opted for a thank you card for our dog-trainer friend who helped me out with Finn last week!  He came over and essentially did almost 2 hours of private lesson/training with us, and then wouldn’t let us pay him a dime.  So…I figured a good handmade card – with an outdoorsy theme – would be just the thing.  I used some Lovely as a Tree images, with a little Woodland TIEF and Thankful Thoughts sentiments, on top of some new Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the new (coming on 1 June) Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.  The middle panel is Very Vanilla and I stamped the pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Always Artichoke.  I stamped it once and then again without re-inking, then inked up again for the third image.  Then I sponged the edges of the panel with some more Always Artichoke.

I SNAILd it to a Crushed Curry mat and then onto the card front.

For the small square, I ran a little square of Copper Foil thru the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF, matted it on Crushed Curry and then SNAILd it to the card front.

For a little bit of oomph, I wrapped a piece of the new 1/4″ Copper Trim (1 June) around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts set in Always Artichoke on a strip of Very Vanilla card stock.  I made banner ends with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow with two lengths of 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

The inside of the card started with a Very Vanilla panel.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped another Lovely as a Tree pine in Always Artichoke.  I stamped it off three times before stamping my panel.  Then I added a second Thankful Thoughts sentiment in Always Artichoke, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I needed it.

I SNAILd the panel onto a Crushed Curry mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple more Lovely as a Tree pines – I stamped it twice without re-inking, and then added some “ground” with my Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and then I added a little more of the Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this will be perfect for a man who spends most of his life in the great outdoors with his dogs, don’t you?  And – I think it shows yet another way that the Wood Textures DSP is going to be a wild crowd favorite this SU! year!!  Hope you like!

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 Sue’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy
Linda Woodward Geiger
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Sue Prather
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 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG

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. 🙂

Holler if you’ve got any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

The Wood Textures DSP and 1/4″ Copper Trim will be available on 1 June! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for tree-stamped panel); 2 1/4″ square  (mat for copper panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (Lovely as a Tree stamped panel); 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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

Copper Foil: 2 1/8″ square (embossed front 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…will be back tomorrow! No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace Sneak Peek Thank You Card!

Good Monday morning to y’all!  Didn’t go to the movie yesterday – we’d forgotten about the obedience class at 3!  No way to make it happen.  So we stayed home and did some chores – we’ll go next weekend!

Today is the last day of my Eastern Palace Ordering Special!  Order the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle before the end of the day and you’re going to get a few extra bonuses!  You can read on down the way a bit for all the details.  But the most important one is that time is almost up!

To help you decide that you need to get this set soon, I made another card using several of the goodies included.  Take a look-see:

The layout is inspired by the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started by SNAILing a piece of the Fresh Fig paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP onto a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock mat.  I SNAILd a smaller, different, design on Tranquil Tide and SNAILd it to the card front.

The art work is cut from Very Vanilla card stock (regular weight).  I used three of the nesting dies from the Eastern Medallion Thinlits and then I cut the medallion out with the largest of the scalloped dies in the Circles Layering Framelits.

Using the little three-dot image in the Eastern Beauty stamp set, I added the little embellishments in Lemon-Lime Twist.  And I added the little dotted circle image, too, also in Lemon-Lime Twist.

I made a mat for the medallion by cutting another of the largest scallop circles in the Circles Layering Framelits from a piece of Fresh Fig card stock.  When I glued the medallion to the mat, I offset the scallops so that the mat would be visible.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (on the right side) and Liquid Glue (on the left side) and adhered it over the card front.

My sentiment, from Eastern Beauty, is stamped in Fresh Fig on Very Vanilla.  I inked one word at a time and stamped them in a single line (the actual image has the sentiment on two lines).  I covered the other word with a sticky note.

I cut the sentiment out with the small banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Then I cut a second banner from Lemon-Lime Twist card stock and used the “frame” portion for my sentiment.  I adhered both the sentiment and the frame to a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock with Liquid Glue – that gave them something to hold the two pieces together.  Then I popped it over the medallion with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the three-dot image in Lemon-Lime Twist in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped it three times in each corner.

I matted the panel on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base (this is new – and available as a freebie in the Eastern Palace Premim Bundle!!).  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Eastern Beauty three-dot images in the corners…

…and some more of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Eastern Palace is such a versatile Suite – I love all the combinations you can put together with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits!  You can even make a doily with them!  I hope you like – and will be grabbing up the Eastern Palace Premium Bundle today!  Remember – these special bundles will NOT be available again when the catalog goes live on 1 June.  So…if you don’t get it today, be SURE to get it before the end of the month, okay??  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Today is the Final Day!!

Until close-of-business today – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  
  • You’re going to receive the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from me.  This week!!

This is all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you  
  • The Online tutorial class of the month (this month we used the Sunshine Saying Bundle!!  
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day today!!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


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

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle.  This one is perfect for the beginning crafter!!

This is Item #147196 – $60.50

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle.  This one is perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This is Item #147207 – $103.50

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Eastern Palace products are available right now in the special bundles!!  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for middle DSP Panel)

Fresh Fig Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!) : 3″ Scallop Circle (mat for Eastern Medallion die cut)

Lemon Lime Card Stock (avail 1 Jun – or right now in the Premier Bundle!): Bunch of Banners die cut frame

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Eastern Medallion die cut; Bunch of Banners sentiment die cut; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

Well, as I said first off, we didn’t go to the movie cuz we remembered obedience class was at 3 – no way to do the noon movie and get back.

So – Wayne and Finn did a little yard work!

Actually, as I look at the picture, I’m not really sure that Finn is DOing yard work as much as he is UNdoing yard work!  But – it looked like they were having fun!

Later he and I went to obedience class.  He was – once again – the teacher’s pet.  The one that did everything first.  Including a new game!

These are practice weave poles – the dogs are supposed to wind their way thru the poles.

We taught this using a treat in one hand.

Guess who’s mom was the only one with treats in her pocket??

I was pretty popular!  

And – now Wayne has another thing on his to-build list!! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Having a good weekend??  I hope so.  We did some mowing yesterday – I rode the small zero-turn mower and Wayne worked the skid steer mower.  Everything looks so pretty when it’s all mowed and fresh looking.  And it smells so good!

We’re headed to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II today – I’ve heard great things about it already!  I’m even going to splurge and have popcorn! 🙂

So – tonight, on my Facebook Live video, we’re going to do two things.  First I’m going to spend a few minutes talking about the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and showing you how to use it.  Had a request, so that’s what we’re going to do!  Then, I’ll walk you thru a very pretty, springy Mother’s Day card using my favorite new Suite – the Delightful Daisy Suite!  Here’s a teaser…

Yep – you see a little peek of an Eastern Medallion!  Fun, huh?

You’ll see that I played with two challenges on this one.  The first inspired the layout and my choice of DSP.  That one’s the Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge.

And the Mother’s Day theme is from the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge.

So – hope you can join me tonight – right here – at 8pm Eastern!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Only Thru 8 May – only today and tomorrow remain!

Until close-of-business on 8 May – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  

This is all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

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

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day on 8 May!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


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

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle.  This one is perfect for the beginning crafter!!

This is Item #147196 – $60.50

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle.  This one is perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This is Item #147207 – $103.50

This super-sized bundle includes:

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

Want more info on the bundles and the versatility of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits?  Here’s a quick video showing just some of the fun things you can do with this set!


 

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…

Did you guys watch the Derby yesterday?

I’ve vowed to boycott it, but every year we end up watching.

I’m married to a former jockey, so…interest is high.

This is how we watch the Derby here.  He’s usually exhorting one or the other jocks to push, “quit whoopin’ on him and ride”, go around, better get movin’ or some other sage advice.

He also can usually pick the winner before they’re half way down the back stretch.

It’s actually a pretty fun way to watch the race!  

Finn cared not one whit.

He was more interested in me stuffing his treat ball with freeze dried liver chunks.

Seriously – I thought he was going to fall over he was tilting his head so far!!  I think he was counting how many I was stuffing in there.

He’s kind of a goofus.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Feathery Friends Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Winter appears to be making one last ditch effort to freeze us out here in GA.

Well – freeze may be a bit of an over-statement.  It was 44 here on Friday.  But compared to the almost-90 two days before….it feels like winter! Windows closed again, heat instead of A/C.

I kind of rebelled and did a spring-y card with a new Host-Exclusive set called Feathery Friends.  I showed this one on my Facebook Live video yesterday.

Oh – you didn’t see it?  Well….that might be cuz I screwed up and did it on my personal page instead of my Stamps-N-Lingers business page.  Sheesh, Mare….  

If you missed it – and would like to see the goodies in my second pre-order box, you can see it right here on YouTube….

Anywho – check out a super simple, single stamp set card from Feathery Friends.  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by the challenge this week at CAS(E) This Sketch.

And I used the color combination from the TGIF color challenge.

I started with a Very Vanilla panel and heat embossed the Feathery Friends flower image in Copper.

Then I used a combination of Blender Pens (picking up ink from the lids of my ink cases) and Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image in Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Flirty Flamingo.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment (which I absolutely love!!) from Feathery Friends in Flirty Flamingo.

To finish off the card front, I added a few Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots and SNAILd the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat.

I really hemmed and hawed – cuz I wanted to use the bird image on the front – even heat embossed one of the birds in copper and fussy cut him!  But I decided to leave the floral image as the main event on the front and add the bird on the inside.

I heat embossed him in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I colored him with my Crushed Curry and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Emerald Envy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Copper-Embossed Feathery Friends bird on the front…

…and then I heat embossed in Copper a few of the other flower images in the Feathery Friends stamp set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the images in this stamp set – they’re fun to color and oh-so-pretty!  Hope you like!

We were only allowed to pick two out of the six Host Sets in the new Annual Catalog and it was a very hard choice!  But I settled on this one and the Background Bits stamp set (be sure to watch the video to get a glimpse of that one!).  Of course – you guys could also be having to make this hard decision….join me right now, and you can fill your Starter Kit with goodies from our pre-order!!  Give me a shout here – and let me get you hooked up! 🙂

You’ve only got 3 more days to take advantage of my Eastern Palace Ordering Special!  Don’t miss out!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Only Thru 8 May

Until close-of-business on 8 May – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  

This is all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

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

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day on 8 May!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


 


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

The Feathery Friends host-exclusive set and the Glitter Enamel Dots are all available 1 June.  Ask me how you can get these and other Pre-Order items right now!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and 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…

Today, Finn had a visitor.  

Who brought hot dogs cut up into little pieces.

We asked a dog trainer friend of ours to come help us learn how to use an electronic collar with Finn.  We wanted to be sure we were training him correctly with the collar.  

So – let’s be clear, cuz I can hear you all gasping in horror and shock and getting ready to un-subscribe to the dog-abuser’s blog!

The collar has multiple settings.

On “1” – which is where we use it, I can’t feel it at all.

I thought it wasn’t working.

But – Finn feels it – and can hear the tiny hum, I suppose.  And it annoys him.

The purpose of training him is to teach him how to turn the annoying hum off.

Answer?  Come back.  When you come back – the humming stops.

Instantly.

That’s an artifact from training horses.  Apply some pressure and instantly remove it when they make even the slightest attempt to do what you need them to do.  And a horse learns it pretty quickly.  An Aussie will learn it at the speed of heat.

So please.  Don’t hate me.  Don’t unsubscribe.

We’re doing this to ensure that the single most important command in any dog’s repertoire (COME or HERE!) will be obeyed every time.

No mater what.

It could save his life one day.

Learning it, though, is hard work.

This is him right after we got done.  He can hardly keep his eyes open.

I’m flopped in the chair.

It’s hard work for mom, too.  And I didn’t even get hot dogs!! 😉

TTFN
M

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