Posts Tagged With: 2018 Occasions Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sympathy Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Having a good weekend so far?  I’m pretty excited – did the horses yesterday without covers on!!  Whoo-hoo!!!  

It’s the little things, my peeps!

So – we’ll be back on our “normal” schedule tonight – I’ll be live at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  We’re going to be using the beautiful Hold On To Hope stamp set and matching Cross of Hope Framelits.  Take a sneaky-peek:

I hope you’ll be able to join me – I think you’ll like this card!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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 – on Saturday morning, I had a scheduled phone call with Apple.

To learn some tips and tricks for using my new watch.

Yes.  Watches now come with tips-and-tricks telecoms.  Thankfully it does still also just show me the time when I look at it!

And – not gonna lie – it’s fun to have Mickey Mouse tell me the time!

Anywho – there I was, sitting in the kitchen with Steve on the phone.  My sweet dog lying quietly at my feet.  A glass of iced hazelnut coffee at the ready.

At the conclusion of the call, my watch vibrated on my wrist, reminding me to get up and walk around a bit.  Which I obediently did.

To see….

Caught red-pawed.  Really no way to pawn this off onto the cats.  Guess that pesky paper towel was just begging to be torn to teensy bits… 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Categories: Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Paper Pumpkin, Special Promotions, Sympathy | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Heart Happiness Petal Palette

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend ahead of you!  Ours is a little mundane – but there’s goodness in mundane, isn’t there?  Call it routine, call it a rut – or call it…just life!  It’s a good thing to have and that’s what we’re going to have some of this weekend – just life!  Here’s hoping the same for you!

My card for today would be perfect to send to your best friend, your Mom, your sister – pretty much anyone that you’re grateful is in your life.  It uses the so-pretty Heart Happiness stamp set and a sentiment (plus a few other goodies) from the Petal Palette bundle.  Take a look-see:

I used a sketch, color and inspiration photo challenge to help me with this one.  The first, a sketch challenge from the Freshly Made Sketches, lent a hand with the layout.

And for the colors, check out the Color Throwdown this week.

And – I selected the heart shape and image thanks to the inspiration photo from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and, with Crumb Cake ink, stamped two of the small Heart Happiness stamp set images all over the panel. 

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, I stamped the flower-laden heart from Heart Happiness in Crumb Cake.  Then I used my Light and Dark Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I cut it with a handy die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

The second heart was cut with another die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits from Pool Party card stock, then embossed in the flowery folder in the Petal Pair TIEF set.  I adhered it to the stamped Crumb Cake panel and used my Stampin’ Trimmer to trim off a little bit of the edge. 

Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pool Party mat and wrapped a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  Over that, I popped the flowered-y heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I chose one from the Petal Palette stamp set and stamped it in Crumb Cake on Whisper White.  Then I cut it out with the banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  

Using the geometric die in the Petals & More Thinlits, I cut a piece from Crumb Cake and one from Pool Party and adhered them together with a little Liquid Glue.  Over the stack, I added the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Around one end I wrapped some Linen Thread, tieing it off in a simple knot.  I used some Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the whole thing to the card front.

I added one little Linen Thread bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I layered three pieces of card stock – a Pool Party and Crumb Cake mat created the first two layers.  On the Crumb Cake, I added more of the Heart Happiness images in Crumb Cake around the edges.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a second sentiment from Petal Palette in Crumb Cake on a Whisper White panel.  I added another of the little flowers – coloring it with my Stampin’ Blends.

I Fast Fuse’d the whole thing into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the small Heart Happiness images across the front – colored with my Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers (to avoid the bleed-thru of the Blends!)…

…and I added the large flower-filled heart to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this color scheme – especially for the Heart Happiness images – I really think it’s quite lovely!  I also really like the sentiments from the Petal Palette stamp set and they go so well with the Heart Happiness!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Calling all crafters…calling all crafters…the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew is growing!  Come on and join the fun, won’t you?  Start with a Starter Kit (says the Department of Redundancy Department!) and then keep cashing in with TWO extra free stamp sets and build yourself the ultimate bundle.  And unlock the key to 20% off EVERYTHING!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner); Heart Happiness heart on front

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Sweet & Sassy Framelits die cut heart; Petals & More Thinlits die cut

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Petals & More Thinlits die cut

 


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  

Folks – today I have a glamour shot for you of the Man.

Ready?

Hold on to yer horses, cuz he’s giving it all he’s got!

Smile for the camera!

A man and his my dog – it’s a beautiful thing!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Any Occasion, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Because, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Apron of Love Thank You Card

Happy Haaawwwmp Day, y’all!  Gotta love these short weeks, huh?

Not sure what the weather will be doing today – when we got done with the horses last night, it was way warmer than I thought it would be.  But – Atlanta’s been prepping for The Big Event (again) all day!  So I guess we’ll see what we see!

My card today is winging it’s way to one of the ladies who recently joined my team – yeah!! – and took advantage of the seriously awesome good deal that a Starter Kit is during Sale-A-Bration!  Maybe YOU should be looking at it, too??

Just sayin’! 🙂

Anywho – I made this one with the fun little Apron of Love stamp set and a few other little goodies – take a look-see:

My color scheme is from this week’s Color Challenge at The Paper Players.

I used another of the fun Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes (free as a $50 Sale-A-Bration pick) as the base for this one.  The card front is a piece of paper from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP (yes, also free as a $50 SAB pick!), matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.  I adhered that to the front of the Notecard with Fast Fuse (yes – a departure from my normal way of doing business!).

I wrapped a length of Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the entire card front – securing it in the front with some Glue Dots (under the soon-to-be-emplaced apron).

I stamped the apron outline from the Apron of Love stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Dapper Denim and cut it with the matching die from the bundled Apron Builder Framelits.  I also cut out a “pocket”, a couple of stings and a neck band.  The sentiment on the top of the apron is from the Apron of Love set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I adhered the strings and the neckband to the back of the apron with some Liquid Glue and used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make some “stitches” around the edges of the pocket.  I wanted a “welcome” sentiment that would fit on the pocket, and I found it in the Host-Exclusive Cozy Cottage stamp set.  I inked it with Versamark and stamped it, then sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up! 

Then I popped the pocket onto the apron with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and popped the apron onto the card front with regular Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I started filling up the apron pocket!  There’s some hearts and “ribbons” in Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist, and some Basic Black “paper snips” – all cut with fun little dies from the Apron Builder Framelits.  I added them in with Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And I even added a couple of strings of Silver Mini Sequin Trim!  When it was as full as I could get it – the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set – it seemed perfect! – in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a couple of Apron of Love scissors in Lemon Lime Twist!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into the Tutti Frutti Card and the card was done!

The Tutti Frutti Envelope was already pretty well decorated for me, so I just added a couple more Apron of Love scissors in Dapper Denim on the front…

…and, of course, the flap was all ready to go!

Et Voila!  The Apron of Love bundle covers folks who cook, folks who sew, peeps that BBQ and all us crafters!  With fun images and sentiments and, of course, really fun dies in the matching Apron Builder Framelits!  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Want to see what I’d send you when you join my team?! Well – read on to see how to do just that while grabbing The Ultimate Bundle for yourself! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti Frutti Notecard and Envelope

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Apron Builder die cuts

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

Bubbles & Fizz DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)  

Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black Card Stock: Apron Builder die cuts


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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

The man decided to abdicate his spot for today.

And he brings you, instead, a picture of his second favorite things to herd.

Number one, of course, is the horses.

Even though he does it wrong.

Herding is a “from the back” thing and he thinks it’s “from the front”.

But we digress.

His second favorite thing to herd is…kitties.

Fortunately – they love to be herded!

Did the sarcasm come thru in digits??

Anyway – today, they were taking a break from pretending to be herded and having them a little snooze.

Together.

Not totally sure how they’re not rolling backwards off that cushion!  Or – frankly – how Katy is breathing with her brother on her like white-on-rice!  But – they both seemed perfectly content, so it must be working for them!

Your little-pile-of-panthers-picture for the day!

Finn’ll be back tomorrow.  There’s a limit to his largesse….

TTFN

M

 

Categories: Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #133 is a sketch challenge!  Won’t you come play along?

I don’t know if you’ve seen the fun paper in the Picture Perfect Party DSP – but it’s photo-realistic pictures on one side and colorful graphics on the other.  As you might imagine – the photos are party-themed.

Duh?

So, I used that paper and the coordinating Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to make my card for today.

Guess what it’s for?

Duh?

Take a look-see:

Oh!  Did you think that ginormous bow was real?!

Well – it’s not!  Hang tight.

I started with a confetti strewn piece of the Picture Perfect Party paper and matted it on Basic Black with some Fast Fuse.

The center strip is a plain piece of Whisper White that I embellished with the little Happy Birthday sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Berry Burst.  I just stamped it all over the strip, then I matted it on Basic Black and Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.  

Next up, I used the new-ish Starburst Punch to punch a Basic Black circle, which I adhered with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.

One of the designs in the Picture Perfect Party DSP is a bow-covered design.  I fussy cut one of the Lemon Lime Twist bows, edged it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the Starburst punched shape with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Berry Burst on a piece of scrap Whisper White and fussy cut each word.  I once again edged the little word pieces with the Basic Black Marker and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere them to the bow.

I finished up with some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in Berry Burst to a Whisper White panel.  Then, in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, I added some of the little confetti images from the stamp set.

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

Across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Picture Perfect Birthday confetti…

…and then added another little bit of the Picture Perfect Party DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Folks this one went together quickly and yet – I think it has a lot of impact.  I love how “real” that bow looks on top of the black, don’t you?!  This Picture Perfect Birthday suite is so much fun!  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary

P.S Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  A lot of folks are, cuz this is a great time to pull the trigger! I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team! Check out The Ultimate Bundle down below.  And…come on and join the fun! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for middle strip); Starburst Punch shape

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

Picture Perfect Party DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

Finn and I didn’t spend a lot of quality camera-ready time together today.

Wayne was outside with the equipment repair guy much of the afternoon and the Man was helping them.

Man work.

When he did decide he needed a nap and came in, we spent a little time watching Back to the Future.

He’d never seen it, believe it or not! 🙂

Since he wanted to watch from my lap – I took the opportunity to try out the Portrait mode on my new phone.  For a Finn-ie.  Or two.

I need longer arms.

But – I think you can see what he thinks of Back to the Future, huh?

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sliding Barn Door Card

‘Sup, y’all?  Having a good weekend?  I hope so!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – thanks for spending part of your long weekend with me!  I surely do appreciate it!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

One of the fun new bundles in the 2018 Occasions catalog also has a very high “cool” factor, and that’s the Barn Door stamp set bundled with the Sliding Door Framelits.  I used that bundle to create a fun and cool card that could be used for almost any card-sending need.  Take a look-see:

So -the details on how to make this card are really all in the video, so – do check it out!

I made this as a “postcard” style card – with just the sliding barn door front and a decorated panel on the back for writing a message.

All the sentiments are on the front – the first is visible when your recipient pulls the card from the envelope…

And then they can slide the barn door to the left to see what would (normally) be the inside sentiment!

I made the front panel with the Simple Stripes TIEF and used the debossed side up – channeling JoAnna Gaines with some shiplap siding!  

All the “hardware” is cut with the various little dies in the Sliding Door Framelits and adhered with Liquid Glue.  Just to be clear – the “rollers” on the top of the door are purely decorative.  All the rolling work is done with 1/2″ Circle punch shapes and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Again – check out the video! 🙂

On the flip side, I Fast Fuse’d a Whisper White panel to a Whisper White mat and stamped the pretty little wreath and flowers from the Barn Door set.  I colored the stamp with my Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers.

The base of the card is a simple piece of Basic Black and I Fast Fuse’d the front and back to it to create a “post card”!

My Whisper White Medium envelope got a repeat of the Barn Door wreath on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  One day I hope to have lovely white shiplap and a sliding barn door for “reals” in a house, but until then…Stampin’ Up! let’s me create them with card stock and ink using the Barn Door bundle.  And you can, too!  Also, although I used the pretty sentiments from the stamp set on this card – think of all the sentiment combinations you could use with this design!  🙂  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Well – this is a great time – and I’d love to have you on my team! Check out The Ultimate Bundle down below.  And…come on and join the fun! 🙂


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.


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


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



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


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! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); Sliding Door Framelits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for back); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); Sliding Door die cuts

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and back)


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 think I need to even write much on this FFF.  

Let’s have pictures do most of the talking, shall we?

So…this happened on Sunday morning (and is actually 3 degrees warmer than when I went out the first time)…

This is my response…

Definitely me and not the terrorist that it looks like.  Please note I can barely see – the face mask clouds my glasses with every breath.  Freeze the face or be able to see.  The struggle is real.

Here’s the Man’s response…

Just a pleasantly brisk morning to enjoy sleeping on the golf cart.  And no – I do NOT want to come in, thank you.

😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! The Ultimate Bundle Now Available

This is my second post of the day, but I wanted to take a hot second to let you guys all know about the Ultimate Bundle sale that’s going on right now. 🙂

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

Would you be pulling out your credit card?

Well – I sure would!  (actually, I did – like 4 years ago!)

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

So – if you’ve ever thought about joining the team – this is the very best time of the year!   

Just sayin’!

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.


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! Sliding Door Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Sunday!

You’re reading the blog of a person who spent a large portion of Saturday at the Apple store.

And whose account is sort of reeling… I bet you know why!

So – tonight, we’re going to make a fun move-able card using the new Barn Door bundle which includes the Sliding Door Framelits.  You can buy them together and save 10%!  Take a sneaky peek:

So – please make note!  I’ve got a Team Meeting at 8pm – so I’ll be Live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 7pm Eastern.  That’s an hour earlier than normal!

I hope I’ll see you tonight!

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!


 

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 – last night, I decided to hit the bed before Wayne got home.  I let Finn out into the night – with his blinking collar on.

He took two bounds and started barking like a fool.  

Folks – I’m talking deep throated Rottweiler/Doberman/German Shepherd-worthy barks, punctuated by fierce growls.

Uhm…wanna talk about something getting your attention?

It’s like…when you’re home alone at night and your cat is sleeping on your lap.

And then suddenly she raises her head and stares intently at “SOMEthing” over your shoulder.

Yea.  LIKE THAT.

So – I called him back to me – which he obeyed reluctantly – still staring out across the driveway and barking.

I went into Offensive mode.  Ready?

“I HAVE A GUN” – I shouted authoritatively into the darkness.

No response (thank God).

“YOU’D BETTER GET OUTTA HERE – I’M LETTING MY DOG GO”!!

Don’t snicker…remember this?

Only WE know that he’s just smiling!

And then…”FINN – GO!  GET ‘EM”

To which he turned and gave me the “say what now?!?” look.

I decided to retreat.  Locked the door.  Turned off all the house lights.  Turned on every exterior light.  Skulked around peering out every window.  I’ve seen some movies so I knew exactly what to do!

Decided the heck with this.  Put on coat.  Headed outside with dog.

As soon as I stepped further away from the door – mind you, Finn is back staring and barking – I saw the intruder.

Have I mentioned that the wind was blowing like a banshee??

Ladies and gentlemen – there have been documented home invasions in our area recently.  The suspect is a….

…blue tarp.

Hunkering threateningly in the shadows just outside the reach of the security light.  I couldn’t see it until I got out further.  The Man saw it though.  And he was giving it holy what-for!

Y’all – I am SO glad I hadn’t called 911 and told them to just crash thru the gate! LOL!

Today – in the light – I let Finn see the monster.  His reaction was appropriate.

That booger’ll think twice before bothering us again, I’ll wager! 😉

Y’all woulda been proud of my little Kujo!  I sure was!

TTFN

M

 

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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! 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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