Posts Tagged With: Bonus Days

Stampin’ Up! Garden Goodness Perfect Day!

‘Sup, y’all!?  Hope your week is going well!  And that you’re redeeming those Bonus Days coupons!! 🙂

My card today uses a new-to-me set called Garden Goodness!  And I used it to make a summery card that would be a good one for a birthday – or any big day!  Back to school, maybe?  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And I played along with the Word Week challenge at Just Us Girls!  Nothing at all says summer to me like sun-ripe tomatoes fresh off the vine!

I started with some Very Vanilla card stock that I embossed in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder then cut down to size and matted on Mango Melody for the card front.

On a smaller piece of Vellum card stock, I stamped the cherry tomato vine twice in Old Olive. I also added the stem image twice.  Then I let them dry really well – okay, I gave them a little help with my Heat Tool on Low! 🙂

When all dry, I added tomatoes in Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.

Again, when the vellum was dry, I used Glue Dots to adhere the panel to the card front – hiding them under the stamped images – and putting two very carefully in the bottom corners!

I wrapped a length of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim twice around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped some more stems and tomatoes on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.  I also stamped the sentiment banner in Pumpkin Pie and added the sentiment in Old Olive – and fussy cut that as well.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment and the “bottom” tomato.  Then I popped the other two tomatoes on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I tied a bow with the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Garden Goodness in Old Olive to a Very Vanilla panel.  I also added Old Olive stems and Pumpkin Pie cherry tomatoes!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody 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 more tomatoes…on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Summer = tomatoes.  Always – whether they’re on a vine outside your door or at your Farmer’s Market!  Garden Goodness, with it’s PERFECT tomato images brings those ripe goodies right to your projects!  I could hardly stop stamping them! 🙂  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Did you know that if you join Stampin’ Up! right now – you’ll get to pick $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies – from the Annual catalog OR the 2019 Holiday Catalog?  That’s right – you could get $155 worth of Holiday Catalog and/or Annual Catalog goodness for just $99 – and it will ship for FREE!!  AND – SU! will also send you a $10 coupon to use in September!! 🙂  Give me a shout and find out how!


HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 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 – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Missouri and Texas -this weekend it’s YOUR turn!  Don’t miss out!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


August Paper Pumpkin – Gift of Fall and the Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin is a Fall-themed kit which will let you create 6 Fall-themed Gift Bags and 12 Gift-Tags.  Which is AWESOME!  But – Paper Pumpkin subscribers can ALSO pick up the Gift of Fall Add On Bundle.  With 24 note-card sized bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes, you’ll be able to create cards from the supplies in the kit!  Get all the info right here – and get signed up for Paper Pumpkin today! Or…at least before the 10th so that you’ll get this awesome Fall kit!  And don’t forget that add-on bundle!


EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut tomatoes, stems and sentiment

Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (art panel on front)


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


This happened the other evening.

 

She hoped no one saw her rubbing on The Dog.

I did I did!!  AND I took your picture!  So….nyah!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Bonus Days, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Detailed Band Together Birthday Card

Happy Sunday, y’all!  How goes the weekend?

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay – which…includes a pretty extensive sneak peek at the goodies in the 2019 Holiday Catalog! – here’s the instant-ish replay!

For this one, I used the Band Together stamp set and bundled Detailed Bands Dies (you’ll save 10% by buying them as a bundle!!) to make a cheerful and feminine birthday card.  Take a look-see:

I played along with this week’s CAS Colour’s & Sketches Double Challenge – has to use the colors and the sketch!

I started with a panel of Mint Macaron and stamped the big flower from the Band Together stamp set in Mint Macaron a couple of times.  Then I ran it thru the die cutting machine in the Subtle 3D Folder.

I cut it down to size and matted it on Shaded Spruce for the card front.

Using the Detailed Bands Dies, I cut some Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce leaves.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped just the flower (three times) and some leaves in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  When they were all good and dry, I cut them out with their matching dies in the Detailed Bands set.

I used Light and Dark Rococo Rose and Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves.TTFN

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere everything onto the card front.

For the sentiment, I cut the band from a piece of Mint Macaron using the die in the Detailed Bands set.  I saved the largest cut-out piece.  Then I adhered the band to another piece of Mint Macaron with Liquid Glue and fussy cut it (to create a solid band).  Then I used a little more Liquid Glue to adhere the large cut-out piece back into the middle of the die.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the band onto the card front – wrapped the ends around and secured them on the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment from Band Together in Rococo Rose on a piece of Whisper White and cut it with the oval die in Detailed Bands.  Then I used my Rococo Rose Stampin’ Write Marker to make faux stitches.

I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue and adhered a tiny Linen Thread Bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Band Together in Rococo Rose on a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked the large flower in Mint Macaron, stamped it off once, and stamped it in the corner of the panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Rococo Rose card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of stamped-off-once Mint Macaron flowers on the front…

…and another one on the back of the envelope (I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the “gaps” between the envelope and the flap!)

Et Voila!  Isnt’ this a pretty bundle?  Band Together – with its big, bold flower and handy leaves, plus the wonderful sentiments – pairs perfectly with the delicate die cuts in the Detailed Bands Die set!  I love the possibilities!  Hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Watch for a second post today with my 2019 Holiday Catalog Shares!!  Whoo-hooo!


HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Retired Products De-Stash BlowOut Sale!

Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you! I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from!  Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!

Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used.  The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box.  No swapping between boxes please.

The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each.  I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States.  PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.

It’s all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment.  After that, it will go to the next person in line.

Let me know which box you want! 🙂


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  This is YOUR weekend – don’t miss out!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


August Paper Pumpkin – Gift of Fall and the Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin is a Fall-themed kit which will let you create 6 Fall-themed Gift Bags and 12 Gift-Tags.  Which is AWESOME!  But – Paper Pumpkin subscribers can ALSO pick up the Gift of Fall Add On Bundle.  With 24 note-card sized bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes, you’ll be able to create cards from the supplies in the kit!  Get all the info right here – and get signed up for Paper Pumpkin today! Or…at least before the 10th so that you’ll get this awesome Fall kit!  And don’t forget that add-on bundle!


EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  


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

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Detailed Bands leaves die cuts

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Detailed Bands leaves die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: Detailed Bands oval (sentiment);  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Detailed Bands flowers and leaves die cuts

Follow Your Art 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


The Finn-ster yielded his spot today so that I could share a couple of pictures of one of my favorite people!

I met this young man almost a year ago.

The Big Ginger guy – one of my OTHER favorite people – is his Dad.  Mom – who took the pic – well – yep.  Another favorite person. 🙂

Fair to say that this is one of my favorite families – ever!!

So – this past week, while we were in Huntsville, we were lucky enough to catch them all at home – so…we invaded!

Little Ginger was teething and yet…barely a frown!  One of the happiest tiny humans I’ve ever met, really!  I got to spend about an hour with him in my lap and rocking him – and it was pretty danged nice, to tell you the truth!

The next day, while we were waiting for the “here’s-some-food-now-get-out-and-let-us-get-back-to-making-the-world-safe-for-democracy” event, I found something that simply had to go to the Little Ginger Man.

I do believe he liked it!

Is he not ridiculously cute??

Little Ginger Man hit the lottery in the gene game.  He’s going to be a very handsome gentleman.  AND – with his parents help, he’s going to be a real gentleman, in every sense of the word – his daddy most surely is!  And his mom – well.  She’s wunnermus and I’m so happy to call her my friend – and she’s raising her little man just right!

Can’t wait to watch him grow! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Bonus Days, Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, New Catalog Launch, Recruiting Special, Retired Products Sale, Sneak peek, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Art is Everything Amazing Birthday!

Here ’tis, y’all!  Say it with me.  And do it IN CAPS!!

HAPPY HAPPY HAWWWWWMMMMP DAY!!!

There – that felt good, huh?

Guess what today is?  It’s a LAST day.

  • Last Day to Earn Bonus Days Coupons – the EARNING starts tomorrow.  So…if you don’t have all the $5 coupons you want…you know what to do!
  • Last Day to SAVE big on Thirty One Goodies!
  • Last at-home-work day for Mary
  • Last day before I can order 2019 Holiday Catalogs to send to you!!
  • Oh – last day of July, too!

That’s a lot of Last Day stuff, isn’t it? 🙂

Now – this will NOT be the last day you see a card from me using the super Everything Amazing stamp set!  It’s so darned handy and versatile and…COOL!  Look what happens when you add it to Follow Your Art DSP!

This is my CASE of the Designer from this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

I started with some fun paper from the Follow Your Art DSP and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.

I wrapped a length of Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the big beautiful sentiment from Everything Amazing in Calypso Coral on a piece of Whisper White.  I cut it out with the largest Stitched Nested Label die.  Then I used my trimmer to cut off one point.

I added two more pieces of the sentiment in Pacific Point and some Crushed Curry curly-do’s here and there around the image.

I laid the sentiment onto the card front where I planned to set it – and stamped the balloon image from Everything Amazing in Tuxedo Black – letting the strings overlap the sentiment panel.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the balloons again – this time in Calypso Coral – on another piece of Whisper White and colored them with my Light Calypso Coral Blend, Dark So Saffron Blend and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I fussy cut the balloons and popped them over the stamped image on the card front.

I tied a small bow from the Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and used a second piece to tie it onto the ribbon already on the card front.

I added some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the balloons and curly-do’s on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Pacific Point card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Everything Amazing balloons and confetti (I’m pretty sure that’s the technical term for the curly-do’s!) on the front…

…and some more of the Follow Your Art DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I.  LOVE.  THIS.  SET!!  Everything Amazing really IS amazing – for so many occasions!  And, of course, the cheerful and color-filled Follow Your Art DSP is so much fun!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Retired Products De-Stash BlowOut Sale!

Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you!  Head over and see what’s left – and what great values you can get on these pre-packaged boxes of SU! goodness! 🙂

Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used.  The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box.  No swapping between boxes please.

I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from!  Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!

The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each.  I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States.  PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.

The boxes are all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment.  After that, it will go to the next person in line.

Let me know which box you want! 🙂


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


LAST DAY TO EARN BONUS DAYS COUPONS!

This is the very last day to earn Bonus Days coupons!  For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) today, you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August (which means…starting tomoroow!)!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


LAST DAY TO SAVE!

Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.

It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

 

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until the end of TODAY!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/4″ Nested Stitched Label (sentiment);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Follow Your Art 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


A Story.  In Pictures.

By Finn

 

 

The End.

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Retired Products Sale, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fall Sweetly Swirled Thank You

Good morning!  Hope your weekend is going well!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see how to make today’s card, you can check out the replay right here on YouTube!

I played with a new-to-me set called Sweetly Swirled to make a Fall-ish thank you card.  Not sure why “Fall” – maybe the three or four days with mornings cool enough to open the doors and windows for a few hours?  Not quite Fall weather, but…pretty darned nice!  Wishful thinking I guess!  I paired it up with some wood-y paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and adhered it to some Pumpkin Pie card stock for the card front.

I ran a strip of SNAIL across the middle of the panel and used it to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  Then I wrapped some Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around twice, adhering it in the back with Glue Dots.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the large Sweetly Swirled “wreath” in Early Espresso.  Then I cut it with an oval Stitched Shapes Die.

I stamped some leaves and berries from Sweetly Swirled in Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze around the edge of the wreath, and added the sentiment in Cajun Craze.

On a seperate piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped some flowers, berries, leaves and…orange slices??…using Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks and daubing a couple of them with Cajun Craze using a Sponge Dauber.

Then I pulled up my big girl Paper Snips and got to fussy cutting! 😉

Once I had everything cut out to my exacting standards (LOL), I used Liquid Glue and Dimensionals to adhere them to the edge of the wreath.

I tied a Double-Loop bow from the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Sweetly Swirled in Cajun Craze in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I added another wreath – this time in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  Then I decorated it with more flowers, leaves, berries, and fruit!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Sweetly Swirled wreath on the front…

…and the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the sweet wreaths that can be built using this Sweetly Swirled stamp set!  SO much easier than ACTUALLY making a grapevine wreath, yes?? 🙂  And – it can be totally seasonal – just change up the colors and you’re in Spring, Summer or even Winter!  I hope you like!

 

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Bonus Days are winding down FAST!  You’ve only got a few more days to cash in on those $5 Coupons to spend in August!  Get started right now! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: TENNESSEE this is your last day to save!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


THREE DAYS LEFT TO EARN!

You’ve got just THREE more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.

It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

 

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until 31 July!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/8″ oval Stitched Shaped Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pressed Petal Specialty 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


 

Eating yoghurt from an eensy-weensie little tub (Noosa – the BESTEST!) is a job for professionals.

Especially when you can’t use your hands.

Behold…the consummate professional.

Sometimes you have to go “all in”

Do not try this at home.  You’re not properly prepared for such an activity.

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sweetly Swirled Video Tutorial Sneak Peek!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  What plans do you have for the weekend?  I think we need to hit the Farmer’s Market this morning (and I think Finn-y might get to go, too!) to get more tomatoes.  I am really regretting not having any plants this year!  Wayne and I came home from Italy with a new-found love of caprese salad!  And…those half-ripe maters from the grocery store….no.  Just…no!

Tonight though, I think we should get together on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page and do a video!  We’ll meet up at 7pm Eastern and make a Sweetly Swirled little thank you card.  Take a sneaky-peek:

So – I hope you’ll be able to join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

So – I know I promised Part 2 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog sample parade today, but I forgot about Video Sneaky-Peek Saturday (I just made that name up)!  So…I pinkie-swear….we’ll do it on Monday, okay? 😉

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  SOMEBODY keep me from buying any more Utility Totes – in ANY size!! – from Thirty One!  The sale price is CRAZY good!! 🙂

P.P.S  Oops.  MIGHT have bought a couple more totes.  And a Double Chill Thermal to go in one of the Large Utility Totes I already have!  Whoo-hoo!


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  TENNESSEE – YOU’RE UP!  Shop on 26 – 28 July to save big on sales tax!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


FOUR DAYS LEFT TO EARN!

You’ve got just FOUR more days to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.

It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

 

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until 31 July!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!


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’ve been thinking of fun things to do with Finn now that I’m going to have time on my hand – and NOT have to go running here and there for months at a time.

One of those things is…pet therapy!  I think Finn-y would be seriously awesome as a pet therapy dog, don’t you?  And…maybe one of those airport dogs – the ones that try to keep folks from having meltdowns.  Not the ones that find drugs or anything. 😉

Since the first step to any of these is…training – I thought we ought to start at home.

And – since we’re inundated with trees – and branches that fall to the ground – I thought to myself “Self – let’s teach the dog to pick up sticks and carry them to a pile and drop them”.

He LIKES to carry sticks.

Unfortunately – the second phase of the process is much MUCH harder.

He sort of likes to…chew them to pieces wherever he picks them up.

Well.  I suppose wood chips might be useful, too?

Baby steps! 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Leave a Little Sparkle for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s Hop is a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

I might have gotten a little jiggy with the color challenge (a LITTLE, I said!) – I was making a card for my Mom to send to a young lady who is starting first grade this Fall.  I thought the unicorn and sentiments from the Leave a Little Sparkle set was perfect.  And a unicorn in a bower of flowers (yes, I said “bower”) seemed like just the thing – so I pulled out my Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

Here’s the challenge.

And I borrowed the layout from this week’s FUSION challenge!

I started with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matted it on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

I cut a strip of Very Vanilla and stamped the first sentiment from Leave a Little Sparkle in Mossy Meadow in the middle on the right side.  Then I matted it on Mossy Meadow and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used SNAIL to adhere some Rococo Rose 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon across the top and bottom of the strip.

For the art, I stamped the unicorn from Leave A Little Sparkle in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it with a large Stitched Shapes die.  I colored his (her?) mane with my Light and Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends and the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Write Marker (that gives three shades of the same color!).

I used an old Blender Pen to color the body and horn of the unicorn with Frosted White Shimmer Paint.  Then I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the mane.  I popped the oval onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut several flowers in Very Vanilla and Rococo Rose using the die from the Lovely Flowers die set.  Each Rococo Rose flower got a Rhinestone Basic Jewel and the Very Vanilla’s got a Petal Pink Noble Peacock Rhinestone.  I also cut leaves from Mossy Meadow and Gold Foil.

Then I used Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals to adhere them around the unicorn horn and on the side of the oval.

I tied a double-loop bow from Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (part of the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Over the top I added a double-length simple bow from Linen Thread.  Finally, I added some gold stars from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (2019 Holiday Catalog – coming on 4 Sept) – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the second Leave A Little Sparkle sentiment in Mossy Meadow to a Very Vanilla panel.  In the corners, I stamped the sparkle-flourish image in stamped-off-once Rococo Rose.  I added another gold star, just cuz…

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a full-strength Rococo Rose flourish on the front…

…and more Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am hoping that this girly-flowerdy-unicorny card from Leave a Little Sparkle will appeal to the young recipient!  Who could really resist a unicorn peering from within a bower of pretty rose and cream flowers?  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jaimie’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


 Just One Week Left!

You’ve got one more week to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment strip); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Oval (art); Lovely Flowers die cut flowers

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for sentiment strip); Lovely Flowers die cut leaves

Rococo Rose Card Stock and Gold Foil: Lovely Flowers die cut flowers

Pressed Petal Specialty 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


 

No FFFs on Blog Hop Days.  😉

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Encouragement, Feminine, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! For the Love of Felt Project Kit

Hey, y’all – it’s Tuesday so we’re 2/5th of the way thru the work week.

I mean – if I tracked things like that.

Which I don’t.

🙂

My card today is actually cardS.  Cards made using a seriously cool Project Kit from the Annual Catalog called…For the Love of Felt.  Check it out!

This is a Project Kit – which means…you need to grab the For the Love of Felt stamp set separately.

FOR THE LOVE OF FELT CLING STAMP SET

Other than that, bring your inks (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce) and adhesive – Liquid Glue, SNAIL and Dimensionals.  The Kit includes the rest of what you need to make 12 really pretty cards – 4 each of 3 designs, each with super cute felt embellishments!

Oh – and it has a seriously sweet box to contain your creations when they’re done!

I pulled my kit out on Monday and put it together.  Here’s the cards – and the envelopes are all decorated on the front and the back flap.  You know how much I like a decorated envelope!

Now – I’m going to show you a mistake.

Bad demonstrator?  Maybe.  But…I seriosuly WANT you guys to buy this kit – cuz it’s totes adorbs – and I seriously want you to end up with 12 cards that you LOVE!

So.  Here’s my mistake.

See the problem?  Know why I messed up?

I didn’t read the directions.  And I got in a bit of a hurry.  So…on this last design, I stamped the leaves first.

The directions CLEARLY tell you to stamp the sentiment first.  If I had done that…the leaves would be where they belong and not on top of the sentiment!

So.  Read.  The.  Directions.  And…heck – I’d even FOLLOW them! LOL!

For The Love of Felt would be a really cool gift for someone – an entire set of wonderful note cards and envelopes, ready to send, in a perfectly decorated box

Check out this quick video and then….get it for yourself! 🙂

I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

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…just asking…

…and tell me straight….

Does this picture make my nose look big?

😉

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Gifts, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Project Kits, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Modern Heart is a Well Written Thank You

Well.  Tuesday arrives.  And when I look out the window I don’t see the Greek isles – or miles and miles of ocean.

And – when I go to get a cup of coffee, no one will admonish me to “washy-washy”!! 🙂

It’s truly back to the real world, my peeps! 🙂

My Katy is fine – looks like she got along okay in our absence.  I wanted to thank Sonya for taking care of her, so…a card seemed to be in order!  And – unlike the horse-care-thank-you…this one needed a cat.  So…out came the Cat Punch.  And I paired it up with the new Modern Heart stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The color scheme for this one came from this week’s Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White.  In the middle, I stamped the bold “swath” image from the new Modern Heart stamp set.  I stamped it twice in Bermuda Bay ink.  With the tiny heart image, I stamped here and there in Pretty Peacock.  Then I matted the panel on Highland Heather.

On a second piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large heart image in Tuxedo Black.  Then I colored the various shapes on the inside with my Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends in Bermuda Bay, Shaded Spruce, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, and Pretty Peacock.  Then I fussy cut the heart.

I used some Glue Dots to adhere two lengths of Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the card front.

I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of my fussy cut Modern Heart and used them to wind several loops of Silver Metallic Thread.  Then I popped the heart onto the card front.

I punched the cat out of Basic Black card stock using the Cat Punch and adhered her over the heart with Liquid Glue.

Using the Well Written Dies, I cut “thanks” and “You” from Whisper White.  I snipped the “s” off of “thanks” and then adhered the words to the card with Liquid Glue.

I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the large Modern Heart in stamped-off-TWICE Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I added a sentiment in Highland Heather.  I scattered some tiny hearts across the panel in Bermuda Bay.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts on the front…

…and I used my Stamparatus to add the Modern Heart images on the back as well!

Et Voila!  I wasn’t sure about this Modern Heart set – but was intrigued by the samples in the catalog, so I added it to my stash!  And boy, am I glad that I did!  It’s obviously going to be a great set to use for all sorts of cards!  I love it in the peacock colors of the challenge.  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


My Retired Sale List!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Highland Heather Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Modern Heart fussy cut heart; Well Written Dies sentiment die cuts

Basic Black Card Stock: Cat Punch


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!


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Finn Fan Fix


 

The Man is home!  He was happy to see us – for about 15 seconds, then he zoomed around the Puppy Tubs lobby sniffing every single sniff.  And debating if he could get away with grabbing a bone out of one of the baskets!  Even the pictures are blurry! 😉

He was damp – so he’d obviously had a play in the pool in the morning – and ready to get in the car (after we got his suitcase and food bucket!).

That’s not his suitcase – that’s my new Soda Stream!

On the way to the house, right at the mailbox, we saw a doe and two (tiny!) fawns!  I was WAY WAY too slow to capture them on camera – but…the Man totally saw them!

Once we made it to the house, he unpacked his suitcase, putting Mr. Reindeer and Mr. Elephant away.  Then…it was time for….

…a nap in front of the air conditioning vent.  This travel stuff is exhausting – the jet lag is just horrendous! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Mykonos, Delos and Kitties, Oh My!

Happy Friday, y’all!  I come to you today as we’re exploring our final stop on the cruise – Katakolon – birthplace of the original Olympics!

On Thursday, we were in Athens – I’ll have pics for you from there in a couple of days.  For today, let’s go to Mykonos! 🙂

Now – Amy and I have decided that the cruise lines should put Santorini (the FIRST stop!) at the end.  Cuz…for sheer beauty and quaintness, the rest of them tend to be overshadowed.  But – this is a lovely port town – being visited by some BIG.  YACHTS!  Like…

And some REALLY.  BIG.  YACHTS!

We tendered into the Old Port – and did a little walking around and sightseeing before the start of our trip to Delos…

…and made sure to get our picture-in-every-port done!

We got a little shopping out of the way, then headed over to get onto the SeaBus, which would take us over to Delos.

On the way, we ran into…

She was strolling around and one of the locals saw her and went and turned this tap on to a small trickle for her to get a drink.  Which she did – until some tourist got in the middle of it and bothered her.  Then she walked off to lay in the shade until the silly people left! 🙂

We loaded up and took a leisurely boat ride to Delos – the birthplace of Apollo!  And Cleapatra spent some time here, too! On the way, I snapped a picture FROM the water TO our cabin on the back of Jewel of the Seas!

We arrived to see the ruins from the boat…

– and a statue hanging out in the water.

I figured that was a statue to honor Poseidon (or Aquaman – wasn’t really sure) – but was disappointed to discover it was one of a bunch of iron (read…really really modern) art works being displayed in and around the ruins.  It was all modern-y and “supposed to make us think”.  Not a fan!

Anywho…our guide was an archeologist who spent five years living on the island BEFORE it was designated as a UNESCO site.  Which means…before there was electricity!  THAT is a dedicated archeologist!

She gave us a totally fascinating tour – in addition to the temple of Apollo…

We saw ginormous homes – 12 – 13 rooms! – obviously owned by extraordinarily wealthy folks of the time.  This one had a center “garden” – no plants, but columns around creating an open air courtyard inside the walls of the house.  At it’s base was a mosaic “carpet” created with zillions of teensy-tiny pieces of marble and jewel.  The original had been moved to the museum on the island for safe-keeping, but…even the “re-creation” can give you an idea of its beauty! 🙂

We saw their living room – with pieces of their lounging beds for…lounging and eating and sleeping…

Uhm…not Laz-Y-Boy OR Tempurpedic.  Just sayin’!

This guy was most likely a ship owner (ie: WEALTHY!).  You can tell by his artwork on the walls!  Can you see the ship??

We went by the bank – it was really interesting hearing our guide tell us how they figured out it was a bank – and that across the “street” was the banker’s home.  We saw what was probably the “teller” window…

And then – of course!…

WHY did I think they wouldn’t be on the island?  They were, of course – hundreds of them.  Sigh…

But I saw little dishes of food and water – and not a one looked particularly scrawny.  In fact, they all looked pretty happy with their lot in life!

Not gonna lie, though – that was the hardest part of the whole trip for me.  Seeing SO many kitties just wandering around.  I’ll be glad to get home to hug my spoiled and pampered little puss! 🙂

Moving on…

We saw the city cistern…that would have been covered over with wood and other materials – being supported by those arches.

And the theater!  She told us this could have held 6500 people!  All men.  The women…not so much! 😉

At the front of the “stage” is the remnant of a “gift” from a wealthy patron!

Probably didn’t get THAT at Wally or from Amazon Prime!

We saw Cleopatra’s house…and learned that the busts of the local inhabitants were like the early PhotoShop!  They’d take the body of a young physically fit man or, I suppose, woman, and put their face/head on the top! Hmmm.

As we got to the end of the tour – passing the market area…

…and what remains of the base of the statue honoring Apollo.  This is what’s LEFT – it is huge and it was supposedly 35m tall.  JUST the base.  Think how gihugic that statue must have been!

We finished up at the line of lions guarding what was once a Sacred lake…

We headed back to the docking area to await the SeaBus and…took a moment to cool off, dangling our toes in the Aegean!

I’ll be posting more pictures of Mykonos and Delos out on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page – so be sure to Follow Me to get notifications!

See you tomorrow with pictures from Athens and Olympia! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

 

 


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1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on SATURDAY 8 Jun 19 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!  AND – they’ll earn you a Bonus Days coupon, too!

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Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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!


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Finn Fan Fix


 

No news on the Man – I’m pretty sure he’s having a wonderful time at Puppy Tubs!

You might check them out on their Puppy Tubs FB page – they post pictures of all the kids playing.  He’s been on a few times in the last couple of days – if you leave them a comment they MIGHT get the clue that he’s sort of a big deal!! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship and Birch Birthday!

Good morning!  It’s Sunday at…some time?…in Rome.  I think when you get this post, it’ll be around 1400 in the afternoon (which is totally the Department of Redundancy Department since 1400 can ONLY be in the afternoon which is why the 24-hour clock is so darned handy!).

And – we’ll probably be on the ship or close to it!

O. M.  G!  It’s finally here!  Cruising again!!  I got a real taste for being on the water (in a big ship with a comfy cabin and lots of good food!!) on the Alaska cruise last summer – and I’m very grateful to be getting a chance to do it again!!

I’ll post ship pictures tomorrow – and maybe to my FB page today – so…be watching!

My Birthday card today uses the spectacular, and also gorgeous, Beautiful Friendship and Birch background stamp sets.  Take a look-see!

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge (I turned it on it’s side…)

I started by using my Stamparatus to stamp the Birch image in Sahara Sand on a panel of Whisper White.  Then I cut it down to card-front size and matted it on Seaside Spray using Liquid Glue.

I adhered a strip of the linen-look Pressed Petals Specialty DSP across the card front with Liquid Glue – then used SNAIL and Glue Dots to adhere two lengths of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the hydrangea image from Beautiful Friendship twice in Seaside Spray.  Then I added some Rococo Rose roses, Old Olive leaves – some full strength and some stamped-without-reinking – and some Highland Heather lilacs.

I also added the pretty sentiment in Old Olive.

I matted the panel on Seaside Spray and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped two more Rococo Rose roses and a couple of Old Olive leaves on Whisper White and fussy cut them.  The leaves and one of the roses is adhered with Liquid Glue – and I popped the second rose next to the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a double-loop bow in Linen Thread and a Purple Posy 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a whole cottage garden of flowers from Beautiful Friendship in Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and into my Rococo Rose card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few (okay – a lot!) more flowers on the front..

…and some more of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Beautiful Friendship lets you garden-on-paper!  No rain or weeding required!  And – the cottage-garden look you can create is just gorgeous!  I hope you like!

Now – off the the Lido Deck! 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S  Saturday was a good day in Rome – will post more about it later – but…we only ate gelato ONCE.  We had tiramisu, too.  But…it was so tiny….  We went to a spot that is apparently the #1 Tiramisu in Rome.  Called Two Sizes. We posited that there were two doors – a narrow one to go IN and a much WIDER one to go OUT.  But – in fact it was that they had Tiramisu – in a variety of flavors (who knew?!?) – in…yes.  Two Sizes.  I chose small. 😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get Double Peppermint Reward Points Through 14 Jul!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on SATURDAY 8 Jun 19 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!  AND – they’ll earn you a Bonus Days coupon, too!

2. Don’t forget to add my Host Code (P9E9MVVS) if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you git!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  See what gathering up Peppermints is a great idea!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store to get you started!

 


NEW-STYLE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS NOW AVAILABLE

These 3D embossing folders are now available to order in the new style.

 

I’ll let you know as soon as I know when additional carryover 3D embossing folders (previously named Dynamic) become available in the new style! 🙂


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:    

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Seaside Spray Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); fussy cut Beautiful Friendship flowers and leaves

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP: 1″ x 5 ” (strip on 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


 

No news on the Man – I’m pretty sure he’s having a wonderful time at Puppy Tubs!

You might check them out on their Puppy Tubs FB page – they post pictures of all the kids playing.  Maybe you’ll see his sweet face!

TTFN
M

 

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