Posts Tagged With: 2016-2017 Annual Catalog shares

Stampin’ Up! Sassy Salutations and Timeless Textures Thanks

Happy Friday!  We made it – again!  All you have to do is make it thru this day and you get two days off!

Unless you don’t and then that means you’re on some weird work schedule.  If that’s you… I’m sorry.  I didn’t mean to get so excited about a 48 hour period that you have no reason to be excited about! 🙂

So today’s card is another special request.  Here was the criteria:

  • Thank you card to a Stepmother for a Mother’s Day gift
  • Likes blue
  • Likes frilly and fussy and busy
  • Likes Victorian things

As I sat at my desk the other night looking – slightly bleary-eyed – at my stamps and papers and punches…I finally came up with something to use as a starting point.  A piece of the Birthday Bouquet DSP – the one with the blue roses.  And I went from there.

This isn’t a clean and simple card – that wouldn’t have answered the mail at all!  And it occurs to me that I’ve been sort of inundating you with, what appear to be, 1000-step cards these past few days.  So, tomorrow’s card will be clean and simple.  I promise! 🙂

I finally settled on the pretty font in the Sassy Salutations set (retiring very very soon!) and the Timeless Textures stamp set.  And lots of embellishing.  Take a look-see:

Sassy Victorian Thank You 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the filigree image from Timeless Textures in Pool Party all over.  Then I used the edge image – in Sahara Sand – all the way around the edge of the panel.  Finally, I added several of the splotches image in Sahara Sand – stamping off once and then stamping multiple times without re-inking. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Timeless Love Anniversary

Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!!  Do you know what day it is?

Well, of course you do cuz I started the post out with Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!

Yes – it’s Hawmp Day!  AND it’s also just about the half way point of my sojourn here in Savannah!  And I’m ready!  Not that I’m not enjoying my time here – the people here are fun and the food is certainly spectacular…

But – I am so looking forward to the end of the 4:30 alarm!  Or…a 5:30 alarm.  Or any alarm at all!!  I do just fine when I wake up cuz it’s light outside.  The alarm, though, has become my enemy.  I’m getting downright pissy with Siri when I tell her to turn the alarm on for the next day! 😉

Waaahhhh – whine much, Mary?!?

You came for a card and that’s what I’m fixin’ to give you!  Now – this card isn’t one of my quick and easy’s.  Nope – this one took some time and it’s completely my fault.  All was going along pretty fast – even given the masking I needed to do – and then I pulled out the Venetian Crochet Trim.  And got all creative with it.  But – I’m getting ahead of myself!  Be warned, though – the steps are easy, but there’s a few of them so, this post may be kinda long…. 😉

This was a special request from a friend who needed a 63rd wedding anniversary card.  I used the Large Number Framelits, and the new Sitting Here stamp set (she saw the last card I did with it and liked it!).  Timeless Love – a current stamp set – lent me the sentiment.  And I pulled out some of the pretty Affectionately Yours DSP. Take a look-see:

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I started by tearing the edges off a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I also cut a heart from a piece of Very Vanilla, using the largest die in the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  Then I tore the edges all the way around the heart.  Using a tiny little bit of SNAIL, I lightly adhered the heart to the card front panel. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Basket for You Birthday Bouquet Thanks

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your week is going well wherever you may be.

Before we get to the card for today, I wanted to give you a a teaser on an upcoming Stampin’ Up! promotion for the month of June!  When you hold a place an order or hold a workshop in June – and it can be an online workshop! – you’ll have the chance to earn extra Stampin’ Rewards!  Hosts who have qualifying orders with $350 or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.  I’ve put all the details over on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – so take a gander at them and get ready!  It’s prefect timing with the kick-off of the new catalog! 🙂  And hey – join my Online Host Club – starting 1 June! – and perhaps your name will be drawn as the Host for June!  See the deets on the club here or down below!

I thought I’d share a fun little card with you today – it’s one that came into my head as soon as I saw the sketch challenge.  I love when that happens – it makes things go so quickly.  It’s especially nice when the idea in my head is actually something I can implement with paper and SU! tools.  Doesn’t always happen that way…. 😉

This one uses the new Squares Layering Framelits – which I love!  And I added some soon-to-leave us Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I pulled the pretty sentiment banner from the new Host set called Basket For You.  Take a look-see:

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Here’s the sketch that inspired me – it’s from TGIF Challenges….TGIFC55: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Layering Sweet & Sassy Love!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Sorry to start a post with an oxymoron!

The only trouble with a wonderful vegetable-mimicking weekend is that it ends.  Inevitably with an alarm going off at 4:30am! 🙁  But – it was truly a great 2 days….sleep….watch tv (I binge watched Nashville – can you even believe they’re cancelling that?!?  – and The Catch)….make card….repeat!

I hope that y’all had a great weekend and did something either wildly fun or hugely relaxing – anything that will hold you thru to the next 48 hours not-at-work!

My card for today is quick and easy – as befits a Monday morning.  I used some of the soon-to-be-released Sweet & Sassy Framelits, the Layering Love stamp set – and some Playful Palette DSP and Designer Washi Tape.  Take a look-see:

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My design inspiration came from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #236: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wishes and Birthday Blooms!

21 May 16 Update!  I just found out that this card was selected as the Chic of the Week over at Just Us Girls!!  Want to thank Judy Woodland for selecting my card and send a shout out to all the wonderful cards that were submitted! 🙂


Good morning!  As I write this, it’s Saturday evening here in the Veggie Patch.  Yep – I’m the vegetable and my 350 square foot hotel room is my little patch of heaven!  I’ve spent the day in my jammies, watched a lot of tv, made exactly one card (bad Mary, bad!), done a little napping, and….I had chicken dinner from The Olde Pink House! 🙂

No – they don’t deliver.  But, it turns out that I am richly blessed with friends.  The young engineer who I’ve been carpooling with these past few weeks came by and brought me lunch.  When I said yesterday that I figured I’d spend the day vegging in my room and pass on lunch – he said “that’s great – you deserve a day of vegging.”  So…that’s really sweet (unless it means I’m looking really haggard…. 🙂 ) of him.  I didn’t expect him to bring lunch for me.  What a lovely surprise that was – and surely reminds me that surrounding ourselves with people we care about – and who care about us – is one of the most important things in our lives.  And makes every day richer, huh?

Yep – all that from one chicken dinner.  I told you – it’s epic! 🙂

So – the one card I stirred myself to do today is one of the two I’ve got commissions to make.  The lady who asked me to make her a birthday card for her mother told me “she’s girly and likes frilly things…and her roses!”  Which made the stamp choice a complete no-brainer for me. Birthday Blooms boasts a spectacular rose image, so I combined it with some Birthday Bouquet DSP (probably the thing I’ll miss the most from the Occasions Catalog) and added a couple of sentiments from Watercolor Wishes.  Take a look-see:

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I let the good folks over at Pals Paper Arts help me with the layout, using PPA #300 as inspiration. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped Swirly Bird!

Hey guys – it’s Saturday, thank the good Lord.  This has been a week.  A very long, tiresome and frequently frustrating-as-all-get-out week.

And I’m tired.  And I feel old.  My mother is always telling me I’m not old, and I suppose that’s true.  But today?  I feel old!

My plan for the weekend has shifted.  I’ve decided to skip lunch at The Olde Pink House – yes, that’s how tired I am!  I’m staying in and vegging.  And sleeping.

And making cards – cuz that’s fun – and I have “commissions” for two cards! 🙂  What do y’all think of that plan?  I think it’s possibly one of the best plans I’ve devised in a while!  I’ve got frozen dinners and leftover red beans and rice.  I’m set to hunker like a hermit in my room!

Glorious! 🙂

So.  Now that you’ve heard way more than you bargained for about my scintillating plans for the weekend, let me show you the card I made for today.  I think it’s a fun one!  I used some of the Swirly Bird stamp set and its coordinating Swirly Scribbles Framelits.  And my sentiment is from another new stamp set, called Perfectly Wrapped.  But I made it kind of…different.  Take a look-see:

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Kinda fun, huh? Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Pun Intended Shutter Shaker Birthday!

It’s Finally Friday da da duh duh….sing that along with me!  I have big plans for this weekend.  Wanna hear ’em?  Okay – here we go…




Sleep more.


Take a nap.

Oh – and maybe make some cards!

And no doubt there’s another lunch at The Olde Pink House in the works – I do believe we’ve started a tradition! 🙂

Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it?

So, for the last card share of the work week, I’ve got a cool one that combines a couple of fun card elements.  It starts with a Shutter Fold Card – see the Tutorial for that here.  Then I added a cool shaker element for the front.  I used the new-in-the-new-catalog Host set called Pun Intended.  Take a look-see:

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If you’ve seen the Tutorial, you know that I use a belly-band to hold my Gate cards closed.  Here’s what it looks like on the inside…. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogs Public Service Announcement!

Hey, y’all – this is my second post of the day.  If you’re looking for my card share from this morning – check it out here!  And thanks for caring enough to want to see it!

This post is to let everyone know that I put the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs in the mail just a couple of hours ago! Whoo-hoo!!  I sent one to everyone who’s placed an order of $50 or more with me in the last year. 🙂

All except for two ladies! 🙁  Two ladies who inadvertently picked the no-contact box when they made their online order this past week!  And that makes me sad, y’all!  Cuz they should be eagerly anticipating the arrival of their new catalog – and thinking about their Peppermint Rewards Points – and deciding what they want for their ordering gift!  But they can’t.

So – if you’ve ordered in the past week or so, and haven’t gotten an e-mail from me, then…please blast me an e-mail, would you?  ( I’ll get your info for the catalog and all the other goodies.

I figured I’d take up a hot second of everyone’s time to remind you about the dratted “No Contact” box in the online ordering system….

You can check to see what your status is by going to the Stampin’ Up store and signing in to your account…

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Then, once you’re signed in, click over on the right side to My Account….
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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Helping Me Grow

Good morning!  Hope your week is going well – it’s almost over so hang in there!

My card share today makes use of a new stamp set called Sitting Here.  It’s a wonderful set that will let you create little scenes of southern serenity and porch-swing living.  I added some Helping Me Grow florals and collage-y elements.  Take a look-see:

Siiting Here Vintage 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers

To begin, I made the vintage-looking card front.  I used Crumb Cake ink and stamped the large Helping Me Grow floral image all over the Very Vanilla panel – making sure to turn the image every which way and to go off the panel, too.  Then I used my Aqua Painter to pull some of the ink, and also picked up some more ink from the lid of the ink pad, to lightly color the blossoms.
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Stampin’ Up! Kicking Off the Next Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club!

Hello, y’all – it’s Tuesday and the week is in full swing!  

Online Host Club Logo

I’m excited to let you know that I’m going to start another Online Host Club on 1 June!  Seems like a good idea – what with the impending arrival of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, with all its goodies and wish-lists and must-haves!!

When you take part in the Online Host Club, you get to earn Host benefits without even “doing” a workshop! We’re talking Stampin’ Rewards Dollars and access to exclusive Host sets (plus a few added bennies tossed in)! And it’s easy peasy….

  • Each Club consists of 6 people who each commit to purchasing at least $25 in product each month for 6 consecutive months. Each month, one person will be the “host” of that month’s workshop – I’ll put all your names in a hat (okay – maybe a box) and draw the names out at the beginning of the club period – that way everyone will know which month will be “theirs”!
  • I’ll mail the host code to everyone on the first of each month and then everyone just applies that host code to their order by the 20th. Then the host and I will figure her order together at the end of the month!  Each month the host will have earned at least $15 in Host/Stampin’ Reward dollars!
  • But wait – there’s more! During your participation in the Online Club, I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint reward points! So – your $25 order will get you TWO peppermints each month, versus the normal one.
  • And – at the end of the 6 months – I’ll give each participant the stamp set of their choice (up to $20) as a thank you for participating. And you’ll get first dibs on the next club sign up!
  • Free Catalogs from me during your Host Club term and free shipping on your host month order are another couple of benefits! That’s going to amount to two Annual Catalogs (this one coming up and the 2017-2018 AC), the Holiday Mini and the Occasions Catalogue!

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