Posts Tagged With: 2018 Sale-A-Bration sneak peek

Stampin’ Up! Petal Passions Celebrate Memories for the Stamp Ink Paper #131

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and the first Stamp Ink Paper challenge of 2018!  I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #131 this week involves a technique!  We’re Embossing!.

I ended up doing a couple of embossing techniques – Heat embossing and dry embossing with a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  And I used the fun new Petal Passion suite of products – including the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack – and the Celebrate You Thinlits from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  Take a look-see:

Coincidently – or…is it?!? 🙂 … you can buy all these Petal Passion goodies in one of my special 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles – and, if you do, you’ll be able to get the Celebrate You Thinlits as your SAB goody!  Add a little card stock and ink and you’re ready to make this card! 🙂

Just sayin’….

So – I started with one of the larger cards in the Petal Passions Memories and More Card Pack and Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black mat for the card front.  The two middle panels are also from the Memories and More Card Pack – the bottom black one, I embossed in one of the Petal Pair TIEFs (you get two in the set) and then I adhered it on an angle to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits (available with a $100 purchase starting 3 Jan – that’s tomorrow!), I cut one sentiment from Silver Foil and the second from one of the chalkboard-y papers in the Memories and More Card Pack.  Then I adhered them to the Powder Pink card panel and popped that over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On yet another Powder Pink card in the Card Pack, I heat embossed the beautiful flower image from the Petal Palette stamp set in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I fussy cut it.

Don’t be scared.

Juuuuuuussssttttt breeeeaaaatttthhhhe….you’ll be done in no time!

I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere my fussy cut flowers to the card front.

For the embellishment, I made a Billie Moan bow with the new Silver Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added two little branch embellishments from the Petal Passion Embellishments – sticking them into the Glue Dot.  Finally, over that, I stuck a little bow from the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon with another Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the dots image from Petal Palette in Powder Pink ink across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I heat embossed three small flower images in Silver.  I colored a few Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend and added one to the center of each flower.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second Petal Palette sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Petal Palette dots in Powder Pink across the front…

…and on the envelope flap, I added some paper from the Petal Passion DSP and colored the flowers with my Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.

Et Voila!  In the past, I’d always sort of relegated the Memories and More Card Packs to “scrapbooking” – but no more!  They’re filled with die cuts and printed acetates and gorgeous patterned cards that can really add a lot to all your card making.  Which is why I added it to my Petal Passion Special Bundle!  There’s method to my madness, y’all!!  This is such a beautiful suite of products – and the possibilities are….huge!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  I’ve got THREE Blog Candy packages up for grabs this week!  You’ve got until next Monday to get entered to win.  Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!

P.S  The 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration go LIVE tomorrow!!  Hope you’re ready!! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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

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

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

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

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

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

BONUS TIME!!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 

Only one more day – tomorrow you can get all the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration goodies!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)  

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

Silver Foil:  Celebrate You Thinlits die cut

Petal Passion DSP:  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  

Monday – the very first day of 2018 – was well-digger-lunch-bucket cold here in GA.

Not as cold as it is in Iowa.  Or…Michigan.  Or…New York.  But – check my Zip Code – I don’t live there! 😉

The result of it being well-digger-lunch-bucket cold is that I tend to spend the day inside.  I “suit up” – hoody/covers/insulated hoody/ear warmer/watch cap/ear-warmer-as-balaclava/gloves/mittens-over-gloves – to go out and feed.  That happens twice per feeding, so four times a day.  

The rest of the day – I pretty much want to be in the house.

Not so the Man.

HE apparently likes 20.  Degrees!

Also – he wants ME to come out into the deep-freeze and play.

I don’t.  So…he’s bored bored bored.  

Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Hug, Mom.  I need to tell you something, Mom!!!  MOM!!

Let’s do do do do DO something, Mom!!

Maybe we could go…outside??  It’s that way!

Let’s stop making cards and…go…out…side!!

Poor little ‘bused dog. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peek Thank You card

Happy day-before-Christmas-Eve, y’all!  Time is growing short, so I hope you’ve got everything done that needs doing!

I know I’ve already shown you a card using today’s Sale-A-Bration stamp set – Heartfelt Blooms – but I just had to use it again.  This time I paired it up with some Bundle of Love Specialty DSP from the Annual Catalog to make a soft and pretty thank you card!  Take a look-see:

The layout is from this week’s Global Design Project.

I started by Fast Fuse-ing a piece of the Blushing Bride paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock for the card front.

The vertical strip is a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that I embossed in one of the Petal Pair TIEFs (available 3 Jan in the Occasions catalog).  I added some “stitches” with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped some Very Vanilla Soild Baker’s Twine around the panel a couple of times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I tied a bow around both strands.

For the art panel, I stamped the Heartfelt Blooms image (available free with a $50 purchase starting 3 Jan) in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla, and cut it out with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

Using my Blender Pen, I ever so lightly colored the flowers with Powder Pink (picking the ink up from the lid of the pad), the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and the middles in Daffodil Delight.  I matted the circle on a scalloped circle of Very Vanilla, that I’d cut with my Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I cut a strip of Very Vanilla and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the Heartfelt Blooms sentiment in Crumb Cake.  I snipped banner ends and edged it with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, then adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional under the right end.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the Heartfelt Blooms image again in Crumb Cake on a piece of Very Vanilla and colored it with my Blender Pen.  Then I matted it on another piece of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP.

I Fast Fuse’d the matted panel on a Very Vanilla mat and into my Powder Pink card base,  popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added another Crumb Cake Heartfelt Blooms image – colored similarly to the card front and inner liner…

… and then added some more of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s hard to keep from going back to this Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, folks – it’s just one of the most spectacular images I’ve ever seen!  I can’t wait for you to be able to get it for yourself – for FREE! – starting 3 Jan!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  There’s still time to give someone special the gift of creative fun!  Check out the information about gifting someone with a PrePaid Paper Pumpkin subscription or giving them a Stamps-N-Lingers Gift Certificate!  All the information is on my blog post from yesterday – right here!


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off

If You Want in – Now’s the Time!


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

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 free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blooms and the Petal Pairs TIEF will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stiched Shapes Circle (art circle); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art circle); 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (middle vertical strip)

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 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  

Want to know my favorite day of the week?

Okay – I can’t hear your answer so I’m just going to tell you.

It’s the day Sonya comes to clean the house.

We spend a little bit in the morning picking up all the little bits of flotsam and jetsam that accumulates during the week.  And then…like an angel with a mop and an odd enjoyment of cleaning houses – Sonya sweeps in and sets it all to rights.

A few hours later, as her car drives away for 7 days, I bask in the delight of a clean house.  In those fleeting moments before the flotsam escapes and the jetsam begins to build again.  

That’s why that’s my favorite day.

It’s also pretty high on Finn’s list.

For an entirely different reason (no – he cares not about the cleanliness of the house!).

Nope.  Sonya – who cleans many houses with four-legged dog people living in them – brings treats!

Now – we all know that, abused and neglected as he is, Finn gets no treats whatsoever on any other day of the week!  So – he’s pretty danged happy to see her.

Today, he met her in the living room and politely accepted her offered treat.

And excused himself to partake.

Miss Sonya brings the very bestest bones!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Sneak Peek Fun Fold Birthday

I’m not even going to mention that today is one week – exactly! – before Christmas!  About this time next week, kids will be tearing down stairs and jumping on beds waking parents and anxious to see what Santa brought!

With any luck, the Post Office Santa will deliver the packages I’m sending TODAY (late much, Mary!?!) before Christmas.

And – to be clear – I mean THIS Christmas!! 😉

I hope you’re all ready and just settling back and enjoying the season at this point!  And – to help make it even merrier…head over to the Clearance Rack!  Stampin’ Up! just announced a refresh of the goodies – with savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you! 

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much (and many apologies for the repeat of the “the internet incident”!  I do not know what the deal is! 😦 ) – I appreciate you spending part of your last-Sunday-before-Christmas with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the re-play, here’s the link to it on YouTube (sorry that the first 10 min is gone)!

I used the coming-to-the-2018-Occaisons-Catalog bundle called Cake Soiree to make a fun-fold Birthday card.  Take a look-see:

This is a pretty easy fold to do – all the “hard” work is in a couple of cuts for the front!  All of which I show on the video! 🙂

One of the cool new goodies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  It contains printed card stock flower and number cut outs, silver-embossed Vellum cut-outs, some pretty tassels and mini clothespins, a length of Marina Mist 3/8″ Scalloped Velvet Ribbon and some silver Washi Tape.  In a word – it’s awesome!  

I used parts of the kit for this card – the Daffodil Delight cake on the front and the Silver Embossed Vellum flowers I decorated it with.  On the inside, those gorgeous flowers are some of the larger Vellum flowers – colored with my Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry.  I cut a rose from Silver Foil with the die in the Sweet Cake Framelits and added that, too.

On the inside, I stamped the cake image from Cake Soiree in Versamark on the inside of the cake cutout and heat embossed it in Silver.  Then I colored it with my Blends!

The sentiment on the front and inner liner are from a single sentiment stamp in Cake Soiree.  They’re both heat embossed in Silver.

I decorated a Whisper White Medium Envelope with one of the beautiful card stock cut out flowers in the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit – adhering it with Liquid Glue…

…and then I embossed the envelope flap in the same Petal Pairs TIEF that I used on the card front and sponged it with Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

Et Voila!  I know it’s hard to see how to make this with words and pictures – so do take a minute to watch the video!  And be adding all these wonderful goodies from the Sweet Soiree Suite to your wish list for January!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

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 free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits, plus the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, will all be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and cut/scored at 2 1/8″ on the front panel); 

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 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  

Finn and I’ve been working on some agility “moves”.

Well.  I’m “working”.  He’s playing!  Which is how training should be for the dog-partner, yes?

One of the things is sending him to jump onto flat surfaces and wait.

So – I send him to whatever I can find.

He goes.  Turns.  Watches me for the “click” and the cookie.

It’s all about the cookies. 🙂

Is it just me, or does it look like he’s wondering…what kind of loon for a mother did I get, anyway??

Or is that just …sheesh, Mom, hurry up with that cookie!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Do you realize that Christmas Eve is ONE WEEK from today?!  Holy Smokes!

I have managed to progress to about an October-level of readiness, so…there’s that.  With luck I’ll get everything packaged up today and out the door tomorrow.

Oh wait.  I still have to bake….

sigh….

Be that as it may – tonight I’ll be hanging with you guys on my Facebook Live video!  Whoo-hoo!  I’m making a fun-fold Birthday card with the Cake Soiree bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  Take a sneaky peek:

I’ll be Live at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page – here’s a link!

Hope your day goes well – and that I’ll see you tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

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 free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


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 just have one picture today.

It’s a glamour shot.

Think…Lassie on the hillside…a valiant war dog awaiting his master…White Fang….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Blooms Sneak Peak!

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got big plans.

Or…no plans!  Whatever will make you happy this weekend is what I hope for you!

I want to share a most gorgeous stamp set with y’all.

Hmm.  Not much to look at, really.  Hard to know how that could turn into a beautiful card, isn’t it?

Well – this is a photorealistic stamp set made using a special process (only from Stampin’ Up! OBTW).  Stampin’ Up! made a quick little video – featuring Brandy Barnard – showing how cool this stamp set is.  Check it out!

Fun, yes?

Well, after I watched the video, I took a couple of Brandy’s ideas and ran with them to make…this.  Take a look-see:

I pulled my color scheme from the challenge at the Color Throwdown.

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and inked up the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Crumb Cake and stamped it several times across the panel.  Then I matted it on Pear Pizzazz.

For the art panel, I stamped the large flower image in Sweet Sugarplum in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  At the same time, I stamped it again on a second piece of Whisper White.  I also stamped it once in Pear Pizzazz on the scrap Whisper White.

With those two images, I fussy cut the large Sweet Sugarplum daisy and the adjacent Pear Pizzazz leaf and sponged the edges of each fussy cut image.  With my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, I colored the middle of the daisy.

I matted the art panel on Pear Pizzazz and adhered it to the card front with Fast Fuse.  With my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to guide me, I stamped the Heartfelt Blossoms sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread sort of casually (that’s designer-speak for “sloppily”!!), securing it on the back with scotch tape. 

I adhered the fussy cut leaf with Liquid Glue over the same leaf in the stamped image.  Then I popped the Sweet Sugarplum flower on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, I added some little dots around the flowers – just to sort of bring them out! 🙂

I tied my new go-to bow – the gorgeous (and deliberately “casual” 🙂 ) Billie Moan bow and stuck it on just so with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the flower image again in the corner of a Whisper White panel and colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Sweet Sugarplum flower on the front – on this one I colored the center with my Light Daffodil Delight Blend…

…and repeated that again on the envelope flap a couple of times.

Et Voila!  Amazing how this easy-to-overlook stamp “blossoms” when you just add ink!  Heartfelt Blossoms, like Brandy said, won’t be available to buy. Nope – even better!  You’ll be able to get it for free during Sale-A-Bration!  Start making your lists, folks!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

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 free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Heartfelt Blossoms will be available for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Braiton!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel); 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  

Fleas.

Friday was Fleas Day.

Fleas Day actually started at about 9:30 the night before when I discovered the little….bugs…on my kitty, Leo.

I said a bad word (okay – three or four) and rolled the Man over on his back.

Yep.  Buried there in all his skirting and pantaloons….FLEAS!

So.  Friday became Fleas Day.  You know the drill.  Pull all the dog beds outside.  Vacuum said beds.  Spray them with flea killer.  Wash.  Twice.  Spray flea killer all over the house. avoiding the dog and cats.  Vacuum.  Thankfully this was Sonya’s day, so she did the vacuuming.

And then – the Capstar.  The kill-’em-right-this-minute-cuz-we-hate-’em pill.  Got it in the cats and Finn.  Psst – don’t tell him I used a cat pill pocket for his pill, okay?

Poor baby.  I guess the fleas weren’t too happy about the Capstar and took it out on him.  He went crazy itching!

Solution?

Yep – another trip to the Puppy Tubs.  This time with a flea shampoo surcharge…

He wasn’t impressed.

But he sat bravely for the blow dryer this time.

I said bravely.  Not happily!

When we got home, he felt lots better.  Still got some itches here and there, but…I hope we’re on the downhill side of Fleas Day.

Cuz…I hate Fleas Day! And so does the Man! 😦

TTFN

M

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