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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

 

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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!


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


Finn Fan Fix


 

The Man 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

 

 

 


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!

 


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!


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.  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

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Double Rewards Points, Feminine, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Retiring Products, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Rome and…More Gelato?? Seriously?!?

Happy Saturday!  Hope you’re having a good weekend so far!  To be honest, as I write this on Friday afternoon in our break between sightseeing and dinner…I have no idea what our plan is for Saturday – guess we’ll know soon!

But on Friday – we had an awesome guided van tour that Amy’s husband, Lance, arranged for us!  Massimo met us in a nice (air conditioned!!) van at 8 at the hotel and we hit the road.

As we experienced “Rome” driving – which is….like nothing I’ve ever seen! – we wound our way around the city and listened to Massimo speak of a city that he obviously loves.  And he knows so much of its history – it was really interesting.  We learned a lot while having a great time.  Which is sort of…AWESOME!

So – we stopped first at the Colosseum where we met Jason (another highly experienced tour guide).  We spent a couple of hours walking around the Colosseum and learning some really cool things. Guys – the architecture is simply stunning.  The engineering firsts that they accomplished here so many many years ago – and the architectural elements – have stood the test of time and were used as “templates” for a plethora of other buildings far away (in space AND time) from its building.  Take a gander!

 

Not going to lie – this was a fascinating place to see – but…I am glad I wasn’t around in its heyday – I would not have liked it at all.

It was interesting to hear that after the fall of the Roman empire, the structure was essentially abandoned.  And, as times were hard for the poeple, they actually used it for their own purposes – building houses and fortified structures – using it as a foundation – thru the years!  You can see large holes in the walls where beams were placed to create walls or parts were removed and repurposed.

One such place remains…

We also swung by the Forum for a quick look.

Next we saw a short section of the original Appian Way…pretty darned rough looking, but we were assured it was smooth and driveable back “in the day”!…

…and then we hit the Catacombs of St Callixtus.  In addition to being a welcome respite from the heat – the catacombs are at a constant 58F! – our tour there was led by a young Priest – and it was…really pretty powerful.  Especially the story of St. Cecilia – who is the Patron Saint of Music.  She was a martyr and…well.  Look it up.  We weren’t allowed to take any pictures in the catacombs – but…here’s a picture I found online (from Dickstrack of English Wikipedia) of the statue that lays in her spot.  They commissioned that after finding her in that exact position in her crypt – check out her fingers (that was a code back in the days when Christians had to be a secret society to avoid Persecution).  Not sure why – but her story really sort of hit me!

Anywho…after lunch (BEST pizza I’ve ever tasted!) – we went to the St Paul’s Basilica outside the wall of the old city.  Wow!

 

We made one last stop for a scenic overlook of the city…

…and it was time for the end of the tour!  Bye-bye, Massimo!  We had a wonderful time!

We finished the morning activities with another round of gelato – yes.  It’s true.  This time was dark chocolate and strawberry.  OMG!

We learned something else from Massimo – take the food to go.  Otherwise – they add about $3 to the price to sit down!  So we did – go, not sit down – which means…no pictures! 🙁

And then we returned to our rooms to rest up until dinner.  Lance found us a great little spot on Trip Advisor – we had a great meal and another fun time together!

LOL!  Rome – as seen between feasting sessions!! 🙂

Oh well.  It’s vacation and I’m sure there are no calories.  Also – we’re doing a lot of walking – and stairs on this day! – and it’s hot.  So…I’m burning them.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!  😉

See y’all tomorrow!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


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!!!


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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Stampin’ Up! Gelato and Rome!

Hey guys – it’s Friday!

I’m pretty sure.

Well – it’s Friday SOMEwhere – here?  There?  Both?

I’m tired, folks – the jet lag is real!  So – my normally sharp-as-a-razor-wit may be a little…dull. 😉

We spent Wed and Thursday getting to Rome – long but easy flying, all in all.

 

After we arrived at our hotel…

 

… and met up with Igor…

…we hit the streets and saw some sights!

Like…the Pantheon.  And the Trevi Fountain.  St. Peter’s Basilica.   All I can really say is Oh.  My.  Goodness!  The architecture is simply beyond explaining.  The sheer size – and intricate detail of the carvings.  The longevity of these buildings that have been here since the start of recorded civilization.  Sort of stunning!

 

And then?

Yep.  Gelato.

Amy and I had Tiramisu Gelato.

It.  Did.  Not.  Suck. 🙂

After dinner we walked a little more to see the the Piazza Del Popolo and the Fontana della Dea di Roma.

Okay.  We actually did Gelato…TWICE.

In the same day.

Our second go was a scoop of Dark Chocolate and a scoop of Baileys.  It was even better than the Tiramisu! 🙂

So!  Day one was a rousing success.

One of these days soon I’ll tell the “Spanx” story.  But not today.

TTFN
M

 

 

 


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!!!


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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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Royal Peacock 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 sketch 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 decided to play with the gorgeously stunning colors and images in the Noble Peacock Suite – including the Royal Peacock stamp set, bundled Detailed Peacock Dies and the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP and Foil.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the sketch that inspired us all today!

I started with a piece of the Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil and embossed it in the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder – and that became the card front.

Using a piece of the Pretty Peacock paper in the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, I took the edgelit die from the new Magnolia Memory Die set and cut the scalloped edge.  I adhered that cut panel to the embossed card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a few peacock feathers from Old Olive and Pretty Peacock foils using the Detailed Peacock Dies – then I adhered them ever-so-artistically onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, which is actually two sentiment stamps from the Royal Peacock stamp set, I stamped each phrase in Old Olive on Whisper White.  I pulled out the two-die label combination from the Frosted Bouquet Die set and cut the sentiment.  I cut an Old Olive foil mat using the second die (which creates a perfectly-sized mat!) and adhered the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the flower image from Royal Peacock twice in Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White and colored them with my Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  Then I cut them with the matching die in the Detailed Peacock set.  I popped them onto the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with more Dimensionals.

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

On the inside, I stamped a second Royal Peacock sentiment in Old Olive on Whisper White.  Next to it I added a couple of flourishes in Pretty Peacock, coloring them with my Light Old Olive Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive Noble Peacock foil mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Royal Peacock flourishes on the front…

…and a couple of the flower images on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These colors in the Noble Peacock Suite are just so rich and gorgeous together, aren’t they?  And I love the sentiments and images in the Royal Peacock stamp set.  I am also a huge fan of the Detailed Peacock Die set – especially those wonderful feathers (which are stunning and very Peacock-y in the Foil!!).  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 Kristi’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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


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.


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?!? 🙂

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period Deadline:  31 July 2019, by 11:50 pm (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  You need to keep those e-mails with the Coupon Codes!
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Regardless of how you place your order, though – you STILL HAVE TO HAVE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS!
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

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


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 out!

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual. Pay just $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your Starter Kit.  That makes an already-great-deal even better – and doesn’t even count the $10 off the next montg!!
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once; they will reduce the commissionable amount of orders.
  • Coupon codes expire 31 October 2019 – like you’d be able to resist for THAT long! 😉

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator comes with lots of bennies!  Like…a 20-25% discount on everything you purchase!  Getting to see (and buy!!) all the new goodies before everyone else!  The opportunity to earn great trips – Alaska, Greece, Maui (just to name a few!).  Joining other Demonstrators at awesome-fun yearly events to learn and network (and party!!)!

And joining my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team brings even more fun – we’re building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page where we chat and share our projects, with monthly challenges and awards.

Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! Whatever YOUR goal is – I’d love to have you on board!

Head over to my Join My Team page and read-up – then let’s get you started (but- you’ve only got until 31 Aug to join if you want this Extra Extra great deal!).  If you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Noble Peacock Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Detailed Peacock die cut feathers; Frosted Bouquet die cut label for sentiment

Noble Peacock Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Frosted Bouquet die cut sentiment label


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 FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days and the Extra Extra Joining Special Have Started! And a Little Paper Pumpkin Look-see!

Good Monday, y’all!  I come to you today with exciting news.

No – not the news that we’re only a couple of days from boarding a jet to Roma!

But – we totally are!!

Today is the start of Bonus Days and….the Extra Extra Joining Special.  Read on for the deets – and a little peek at a pretty Paper Pumpkin!

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?!? 🙂

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period Deadline:  31 July 2019, by 11:50 pm (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  You need to keep those e-mails with the Coupon Codes!
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Regardless of how you place your order, though – you STILL HAVE TO HAVE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS!
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

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


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 out!

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual. Pay just $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your Starter Kit.  That makes an already-great-deal even better – and doesn’t even count the $10 off the next montg!!
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once; they will reduce the commissionable amount of orders.
  • Coupon codes expire 31 October 2019 – like you’d be able to resist for THAT long! 😉

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator comes with lots of bennies!  Like…a 20-25% discount on everything you purchase!  Getting to see (and buy!!) all the new goodies before everyone else!  The opportunity to earn great trips – Alaska, Greece, Maui (just to name a few!).  Joining other Demonstrators at awesome-fun yearly events to learn and network (and party!!)!

And joining my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team brings even more fun – we’re building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page where we chat and share our projects, with monthly challenges and awards.

Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! Whatever YOUR goal is – I’d love to have you on board!

Head over to my Join My Team page and read-up – then let’s get you started (but- you’ve only got until 31 Aug to join if you want this Extra Extra great deal!).  If you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Okay – there’s the scoop on two HUGE specials that started TODAY!

Before I leave you – let’s take a look-see at the June Paper Pumpkin.  It was SOOO cute!

When you open the Big Orange Box – you’ll discover a wonderful exclusive stamp set and a Coastal Cabana Ink Spot…

…and all the fixin’s to make 16 tiny little beachy-themed notecards and matching envelopes!

I put them together quick-like-a-bunny and….got…4 of each design.

The final awesomeness comes in the darling little folder that is included and perfectly sized to carry 4 cards and envelopes!

Pop this itty-bitty-cutie in your purse/briefcase/backpack/Craft-and-Carry-Tote (which you can buy as a Demonstrator – just sayin’!) and…spread A Little Smile wherever you go!

Watch to see how it goes together!

Already put yours together – and want a refill?  It’s your lucky day!  Get them right here!

Now – it’s time to get in on the July kit!

06.11.19_HEADER_ON_MY_MIND

In July,  Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination by bringing us a kit that works all by itself AND coordinates with THREE wonderful new Suites in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!

Besides product suite coordination, here are a few more details about the On My Mind kit.

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile

About the July Kit

  • Subscribers must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 in order to receive the June kit.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

OR…

…do a Prepaid Subscription!  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

 

Whew – now THAT was a lot of info to share!! Thanks for sticking with me – and Happy Bonus-Extra-Extra-Days!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


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.


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!


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


You know, there are many many ways to guard.

Sometime you have to use use your ferocious teeth…

Other times, though…you need to be quiet.  Watching and listening.  Hypervigilant.  Ready to spring into action in the blink of an eyelash.

So in case a booger-man comes to do something bad to the Mom (unlikely but…one never really knows, does one?)….you’re ready.  And the booger-man is surprised.

Or…maybe it was just a bug. 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Trimmer Blades, Bonus Days, Clearance Rack and More Galore

Good morning!  How goes the week?  We had some storms last night.  Nothing too awful bad – but…enough that we were paying attention to the radar.  And glad we’d fed the horses a little early and put all the vehicles under cover!  We got back in the house from doing it all about 10 minutes before the bottom fell out! 🙂

There’s a lot going on at Stampin’ Up! this week, so I thought it would be best to let you know about them today!  Check it all out!

Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades Will Be Available on 27 June!

Good news! Stampin’ Up! has received a shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995), and this item will become available on 27 June at 10:00 AM (MT).

Remember – limit on blades will be three! We anticipate blades to sell out quickly, but hope more folks will be able to order with the smaller limit.

Also, there are a couple different error messages you will see if you try to add the blades to an order before they become available and after they have sold out.

  • On the day of the launch, if you try to order the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades before they are available, you will see this error message: “You may not order 1 of item 126995 because of promotion restrictions.”
  • When the blades have sold out, the message will return to the current message until the next launch: “This item has been discontinued and cannot be added to your order (126995).”

Remember: June 27th (that’s THURSDAY!) at 10AM (MOUNTAIN TIME!)


Stamp Sets Going on the Clearance Rack Tomorrow – 26 Jun!!

 

Clearance Rack

Tomorrow, 26 June, at 12:01 AM (MT), FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something we have done in the past—and we don’t know if we will do again—but we want to make sure you’re aware so you can get in on the deals!

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be added to the clearance rack (while supplies last!).  Stamp artwork will be shown on the clearance rack.


Bonus Days Are Coming Next Week!

For every $50 you spend between 1 Jul – 31 July (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 1 – 31 August!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period Deadline:  31 July 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  You need to keep those e-mails with the Coupon Codes!
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Ever Think You Might Want To Join Stampin’ Up!?

The Perfect TIME is COMING!!

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

Check it out!

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 July or after 31 August will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual. Pay just $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once; they will reduce the commissionable amount of orders.
  • Coupon codes expire 31 October 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.

Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we’re building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page where we chat and share our projects.

Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – I’d love to have you on board!

Head over to my Join My Team page and read-up – then let’s get you started (but wait until July to pull the trigger – or you won’t get in on this Extra Extra deal-y-o!!)  If you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Whew!!  That was a LOT to take in!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Another day of happy mail for me on Monday!

Some flowers from my friend and teammate Shirley Gentry!  She’s got a cool blog you should check out right here!

Fellow card maker Nancy sent this pretty card using some retired Stampin’ Up! goodies!

From Lubbock, Tx – teammate and friend (whom I ALSO hope to meet in person one day!) Lynda Goff sent a card using one of my favorite stamp sets!

And – from up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, my friend (and one of my very first teammates!) Beth Hooper sent this gorgeous Magnolia card!

Thank you all so much for all the smiles! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: QU3GVKSZ

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.


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!


Stampin’ Storage Back in the Online Store!

For those of you who have been waiting patiently for the return of the new Stampin’ Storage products – I have good news!  They’re back – but it may be temporary!  Everyone is so excited to pick them up that we MAY see them return to the non-orderable list!  So…if you’ve been waiting to get yours – NOW is the time to snap them up! 🙂

Check it out!


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


I don’t want to be the bringer of bad news, but…Finn had a growth the other day.

Fortunately – I found it while it was small.

And the surgery to remove it was quite minor – no anesthesia required.

Just a pluck and a nose-kiss.

Is this going to hurt?

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Blissful Blooms August Paper Pumpkin!

Good Saturday-on-a-3-Day-Weekend, y’all!  Whoo-hoo!  I hope you’ve got some ribs and brisket thawing and ready to smoke.  Or some burgers and dogs – depending on your bent!  We’re doing some ribs in the smoker, I think – I’ve got them thawing as we speak.  Yumm-o!!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  September is upon us!  Which means all those Bonus Days coupons you earned in August are about to pay off!  See how to redeem them down below!! 🙂

Anywho….While I was off in LaLa Land – well.  LaLa Land-adjacent…my August Paper Pumpkin arrived and sat forlornly on my desk, waiting for me to get home.

Finn could relate.

Although I kind of hope HE wasn’t on my desk…. 😉

I saw several folks showing off the gorgeous set and was anxious to make it for myself and share it with you!

So.  I did!

This one is called Blissful Blooms…and it’s gorgeous!

You’ll find a sweet little stamp set and Blackberry Bliss Ink Spot…

And all you need to make 10 gorgeous, flower-strewn greeting cards!

I added the wonderful die-cut Vellum Leaves and Silver-laced Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine…

And then, using the flowers in the stamp set, and a little Flirty Flamingo and Tuxedo Black Memento Inks I decorated the inside and the front of the foil-embellished envelopes…

Stampin’ Up! must know what I think about nekkid envelopes, cuz they…decorated the insides for me!

If you’ve already got this set, then you’ll be able to get refills!  Yeah!

Click the picture below to check out Stampin’ Up!’s quick video and watch the kit go together!

I was right to be anxious to get home to this kit – I’ve now got 10 lovely cards all ready to go in the mail when the need arises!  What could be better?

Next up for Paper Pumpkin?  Halloween!!  And there’s still time for you to get signed up and have this spooky fun kit hit your mailboxes in September!

I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!!  It’s a real “treat”!

Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats!  PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂

Not wild about Halloween?  Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed.  For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango MelodyGorgeous GrapePumpkin Pie and Basic Black 

Promotion Details

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the look inside the August kit – and a sneak peek at what’s to come in September!

Oh – there’s still a little time to get your own Share of the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  Scroll down or click here to get the deets and get signed up! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

Days to the 2018 Holiday Catalog!


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT

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.


Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!

Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE.  The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!

To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity.  I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!

  • 12″ x 12″
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
  • Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


It’s Time to Start Redeeming!

 

All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!!  It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons!  Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!

Here’s the deets:

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • September 30, 2018, 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.

So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still 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.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 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 early in the week of 10 Sept.

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!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


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 used to work.

Really pretty well.

Apparently my lap has gotten significantly…smaller.

It’s the only plausible explanation.

TTFN
M

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