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Stampin’ Up! Embossed Eclectic Banners for You

Happy Monday, y’all!  I think this will be my last Monday post from Florida!  And – I won’t lie.  I’m really ready to go home.  Want to see my husband and Finn and the panthers and ponies.  Ready to play in the veggie garden.  🙂

If you were able to join my Facebook Live video last nice – thank you so much.  If not, here’s a link to the video on You Tube – enjoy!

I had a good time playing with the new Embossing Paste and the Naturally Eclectic bundle of goodies.  Along with a little bit of Banners for You.  Take a look-see:

As I said yesterday, I played across the middle on this week’s Stamp Ink Paper Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.

The layout itself was inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I used some pretty green paper from the Naturally Eclectic DSP for the card base, and did a little embossing on it with the new Embossing Paste.  My “stencil” was made by cutting the geometric die in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits from a piece of Thick Card Stock.  

I also made a couple of “stencils” by die cutting the flower from Eclectic Layers and embossing them on Thick Whisper White card stock.  I used some Powder Pink Ink Refill to color one batch of Embossing Paste and Lemon Lime Twist ink refill for the other.  I embossed a Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist flower on the middle Whisper White panel, then matted it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock.

I used a little Liquid Glue to run a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon across the card front, then popped my art panel over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I embossed another Eclectic Layers flower with Powder Pink-colored embossing paste on a scrap of Thick Whisper White card stock.  When it was dry, I cut it out with the appropriate die and then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I ran another piece of ribbon across the whole panel – this time Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – with some Fast Fuse and a Stampin’ Dimensional under the left end. My sentiment is from the Banners For You stamp set – I stamped the border image in Lemon Lime Twist and added the sentiment in Emerald Envy.  Then I cut it out with the matching die in the Bunch of Banners Framelits. and popped it over the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside, I stamped a few flowers from Oh So Eclectic in Powder Pink and Lemon-Lime Twist.  For both “fill” images, I stamped them off once on a piece of scrap before stamping the Whisper White panel.

I matted the panel on Powder Pink and added it to 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 more Oh So Eclectic flowers on the front…

…and then added more of the Naturally Eclectic DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  There are so many things to do with this new Embossing Paste – and I love that we can color it with our ink refills, don’t you?  And I really love the entire Naturally Eclectic Suite.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (art panel) 

Naturally Eclectic 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!


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Finn-Fan Fix  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

TTFN

M  

Categories: Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Colorful Umbrella Season

Happy Friday, y’all!  Guess we made it!  Whoo-hoo!  And I have a good friend and his family coming to visit us today!  I’m so looking forward to seeing them!

Had a miraculous thing today.

My house is clean.

But…I didn’t do it!!

Someone else did it while I worked on my real job and worked at my crafting table.  

Yes.  For me that’s a miracle.

And she’s coming back in a week!!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooooooooo!!!!

My card for today is a combination of sneak peek and old friend!  I used some of the new Colorful Seasons stamp set, a few Umbrella Weather die cuts, and some Color Theory DSP.  Take a look-see:

My layout is inspired by the sketch at The Paper Players.

And I pulled several elements from the Card Concept inspiration photo.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and then I did a little emboss-resist and sponging on it.  To begin with, I inked up the small leaf from the Colorful Season stamp set (available 1 June!) with Versamark and stamped it all over the panel.  Then I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heated it up and let it cool.  Then I used a sponge to color the entire panel with Pool Party ink.

I switched to Tranquil Tide (avail 1 May) and sponged the edges of the panel.  Then I wiped the panel to clean the little bit of ink off of the leaves.  I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat.  This panel is SNAILd to a Whisper White card front, which I matted on Melon Mambo, too.

For the umbrellas, I used a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Color Theory DSP Stack (1 June).  Using the small flower cluster image in Colorful Seasons I stamped the paper a few times with Melon Mambo. Then I used the umbrella die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits that puts creases in the die cut to cut out two umbrellas.  I carefully folded the umbrellas to give them some depth.

I cut two umbrella handles from a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and snipped the ends.  Then I adhered them into the backs of the umbrellas.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped them over the embossed panel.

My sentiment, from Colorful Seasons, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White, then cut out with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I cut a second banner from Melon Mambo and adhered the two together with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it over the umbrellas with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I sponged a corner of a Whisper White panel with Crushed Curry ink and added some Colorful Seasons flowers over the top in Melon Mambo.

I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Tranquil Tide (avail 1 May) card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more of the Crushed Curry sponging in the corner, with the addition of the Melon Mambo Colorful Seasons flowers…

…and I added some more of the Color Theory DSP Crushed Curry paper to the envelope flap, and added more of the Colorful Seasons flowers in Melon Mambo.

Et Voila!  I love how the leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set look with the emboss-resist and the Tranquil Tide ink. And I really think the umbrellas look like the ones in the inspiration photo, don’t you??  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Colorful Seasons stamp set and Color Theory DSP are available on 1 June!! You can get the Tranquil Tide ink and card stock next week on the 1st when you buy the Eastern Palace bundles!! Whoo-hoo!!    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 May): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for embossed panel); Bunch of Banners die cut mat for the sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed panel); Bunch of Banners die cut sentiment

Color Theory DSP Stack (1 June): Umbrella Weather die cut umbrellas; envelope flap

Wood Textures DSP Stack (1 June): Umbrella Weather die cut handles.

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Finn-Fan Fix…

My fierce guard dog was put to the test today!

There was a giant truck – with wings!!! – and a tail!!! – sitting square in the middle of the drive.

It.  Was.  Not.  There. The.  Day.  Before.

Highly suspicious.

He bravely approached.

He woofed.

Woofing makes his pantaloons quiver.

He was a-quiver.  😂😃😃

I turned around and he decided he’d best get in the golf cart.

He watched it the whole way.

He had my six.

Even when he had to look away for a moment to check out a squirrel…he looked back real fast.

Just in case that monster got the wrong idea!

It didn’t.

It just sat there.

Only Finn was surprised by that!

TTFN

M

Categories: Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gingham and Succulents Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  How goes your week?  Well, I hope!  We’re experiencing the “summer” version of Spring here.  It was 80 yesterday!  Pretty nice, but…back to working up a little sweat when doing stuff outside. And, of course, the pollen count was back in the 2400 range, so there’s that! 😦

Today’s card uses one of my favorite Occasions Catalog goodies – the Succulent Garden Suite.  I made a couple of succulent plants with the Succulent Framelits and added it over some gingham Succulent Garden DSP (now available as a free Sale-A-Bration item!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And the color palette and inspiration for the succulents came from the Sunday Stamps challenge.

I started by SNAILing a piece of Succulent Garden DSP to an Elegant Eggplant mat.  Over that, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  And then I used a couple of Glue Dots to wind and secure several large loops of Copper Metallic Thread.

For the large plant, I cut two of each size of the “flowers” in the Succulent Framelits.  I used Wild Wasabi for the larger petals and Pear Pizzazz for the smaller ones.  Using my Sponge Dauber, I sponged the edges of the Wild Wasabi petals in Elegant Eggplant and the edges of the Pear Pizzazz with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I very lightly curled the tips of the petals with my Bone Folder and used Liquid Glue to stack them up.

The smaller plant is cut from Mint Macaron and sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink.

I adhered the large plant over the loops of Copper Metallic Thread with Liquid Glue, then popped the smaller one on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment, from the Oh So Succulent stamp set, is inked in Versamark – I only inked the words Happy Birthday (the rest of the sentiment is on the inside!) – and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut it out with the little banner die in the Bunch of Banners Fraemlits, snipped off the right end and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I added a couple of the little banners from the Oh So Succulent set.  I stamped the image twice in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled them with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them.  I fussy cut them both, snipped them in half, and used Liquid Glue to adhere them into the large plant.

On the inside, I stamped “a very special person” from the sentiment in the Oh So Succulent stamp set in Rich Razzleberry on a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked just the word “to”, covered the rest of the stamp with a couple of sticky notes and added that to the front of the sentiment.  I added a Mint Macaron succulent from the set – stamping the outline image in full strength and the fill in in stamped-off-once Mint Macaron.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask and added smaller Wild Wasabi plants (again stamping off the fill-in image).

I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Oh So Succulent plants in Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi on the front…

…and more of the Succulent Garden DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Big, bold, beautiful succulent plants are so fun and easy to make with this bundle!  And – oh by the way – don’t forget that you can get this pretty Succulent Garden DSP free for Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


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The days are dwindling, folks!  Sale-A-Bration (and all the good things that go along with it!) is almost over!!  Please don’t miss out – if you’ve ever even kind of sort of thought you’d like to have that 20% (or even 25%!) discount – come on and join me!  Be a Hobby Demo and enjoy all the perks!

And don’t miss your chance to get entered for my super Blog Candy!  Read how down below!  Here’s a little teaser – my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop this week is using a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from Sale-A-Bration that you can’t get anymore.  But…you could win it in my Blog Candy, so…get those entries in! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); sentiment banner

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Wild Wasabi, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Succulent die cuts

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


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Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
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  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

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FINN-FAN FIX….

I seem to be stuck on ponding stories for my little man this week.  Can’t help it very much – he’s so danged cute when he’s playing in the pond.

He’s all “boy”, there’s no doubt about it.

He’s found himself a little puddle right by the pond – with about 3″ of water and probably 12″ of sucking, brown, slimy and oh-so-stinky mud.  And he thinks that’s just the bomb-diggity to play in.  Especially when one of those water skimmer bugs is in it – that just torches his prey-drive into high gear!  The pouncing and diving and crouching to leap….means he gets mud from tip to toe.

Today he escalated the muddy water quotient in pond-bee (that’s what we call playing frisbee anywhere near the pond these days).  Today he discovered that…the frisbee sinks…

…after several attempts to grab it by sticking his face in the water, he realized that if he just stepped on it…

Boom!  There it was!

One might think the next step is to bring the pond-bee back to mom to throw again!

Maybe.

And…maybe not!  Several times he just dropped it back in the water.

Guess he wanted to see if his theory of pond-bee pop-up-ability was correct, or if it was just a fluke.

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Basket Bunch Swirly Scribbles Thank You!

Merry Monday, y’all!  I decided to try “Merry” instead of “happy”.  Yes, I know it’s practically the same thing, but…I’m just trying something different!

If you joined me last night for my video tutorial/workshop, thank you!  We had 4 or 5 ladies making a card along with me on a Facebook Live video. I hope y’all had fun – I know I did!  And you got to sort of meet Finn! 🙂  If you didn’t get to watch the video…here’s a link to it on YouTube!

This one uses the Basket Builder Bundle and a little bit of Swirly Scribbles.  Take a look-see:

This is the card I made last night – it’s got the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine that’s not retired! 😉

My layout was inspired by the challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

And my color scheme is from the My Favorite Things color challenge..

I started by embossing a Whisper White panel in the Petal Burst TIEF and then SNAILing it to an Island Indigo mat.

I used the large die in the Swirly Scribbles Framelits to make the wreath, cutting two from Island Indigo card stock.  Hint – watch the YouTube video to see a card-stock-saving tip! 🙂

I adhered the two wreaths to the card front – offsetting them a little to give it a little more “oomph” – with Liquid Glue.

The carrots are from the Basket Bunch stamp set and matching Basket Builder Framelits.  I stamped three carrots in Tangerine Tango ink on Tangerine Tango card stock and two in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I cut the carrots out with the matching die in the Basket Builder Frameltis.  I also cut – at the same time, by stacking the card stock! – Pear Pizzazz carrots.

Using my Paper Snips, I cut the “tops” off the carrots and then used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the Pear Pizzazz carrots – giving us…green carrot tops! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue – on just the back of the carrot tops – to adhere three carrots at the top of the wreath.  Then I tied a bow with three strands of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Basket Bunch stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and cut it with the little banner die in the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Then I popped it onto the wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Basket Bunch sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Whisper White panel, then I adhered the remaining two carrots with Liquid Glue.

I SNAILd the panel to an Island Indigo mat and into my Tangerine Tango card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got three little Basket Bunch carrots in Tangerine Tango/Pear Pizzazz and Pumpkin Pie/Pear Pizzazz on the front…

…and a whole bunch of them on the envelope flap.  I used my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker to color all the carrots.

Et Voila!  This is a quick and easy card to make using the so-cute Basket Bunch bundle and some of the oh-so-versatile Swirly Scribbles Framelits.  Give the video a quick watch for some tips and tricks to make it go quick!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

5 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


The days are dwindling, folks!  Sale-A-Bration (and all the good things that go along with it!) is almost over!!  Please don’t miss out – if you’ve ever even kind of sort of thought you’d like to have that 20% (or even 25%!) discount – come on and join me!  Be a Hobby Demo and enjoy all the perks!

And don’t miss your chance to get entered for my super Blog Candy!  Read how down below!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Basket Builder die cuts

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Swirly Scribbles die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); sentiment banner

Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Basket Builder die cuts

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


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


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn’s going to be a hot dog during the summer.

I can already see it.  He does pretty good in the morning when it’s cool, but in the afternoon, he’s happy to jump on the golf cart to get the mail or pu the garbage out.   He’s smart, though.  He finds shade to lay in whenever he can – unlike Buck who used to lay out flat on the ground with the sun baking him!

Finn also uses the pond.

A lot!

Even in the morning!  He’s taken to running after the frisbee, then detouring into the pond on the way back to me.  He drops the frisbee, does his ponding, then (mostly!) picks up the frisbee and brings it back to me.

Dripping all the way!

 

 

Sometimes he forgets where he dropped the frisbee.  Oops.

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek of my Facebook Live Video for 26 Mar!

Hey, y’all!  How’s your weekend going so far?  Good, I hope!

I’m going to be a total tease with this post.  This a teensy sneak peek of the card I’m going to show you tonight on my Facebook Live video!

I will not, however, repeat the error of using Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine – since it’s retired!  Sorry, guys. 😦

I do hope you’ll come by.  And – if you like – have the supplies ready to go and we can make the card together!  Either way – you’ll see how to make this Spring-y thank you card and matching envelope!


While you wait for tonight’s video – I’ll go live at 8pm Eastern on my Facebook page (here) – take a moment and get entered for the Blog Candy!  Every $25 (before shipping and tax) order thru my Online Store gets an entry – and right now there are only 8 entries.  So…pretty good odds, y’all!  Scroll on down for a reminder of what’s up for grabs and how to get entered to win!

Better yet – take two moments and join my team before the Sale-A-Bration Joining Special passes you by. 🙂

See you tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself – let’s make it together!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

6 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Basket Builder die cuts

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Swirly Scribbles die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); sentiment banner

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Basket Builder die cuts

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


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


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

Spring is springing!  

The Canadian Geese are returning.

The Dogwood trees are glowing bright in the woods!

The trucks are covered in yellow pollen.  

And – our first hummingbird of the season was on my feeder last night!!

No.  Really.  That’s him – in the yellow circle.  That’s a picture thru my window and window screen.  At dusk.

Not like I could go out the back door and get a really good shot – hello?

I was so excited to see him – I’ve had the feeder out for about 10 days now, just in case a scout came by.

Finn was very excited, too.

Not really.  He just sat and watched politely while I tried to get any sort of picture of the little bird.

He was ready to go do the ponies.  Work to do, Mom, we’ve got work to do!  And – it’s bird, for cryin’ out loud!! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Banner Thanks

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Another week begins!  We got our Christmas tree…half way down this weekend.  Too cold to get the big tree box out of the garage store room.  So it sits in white-lighted splendor.  Nekkid but for the lights.  I wish I had room to leave it up all year – I love the lights so much!!

I’ve mentioned that it’s cold.  By which I mean ridiculously cold.  Unless you’re an Australian Shepherd.

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I invited him back in three times.  He politely declined!  Just sittin’ in the sun, enjoying the day.  While mom freezes her hindquarters off (I wish!) trying to get him back in.

“Me.  It’s all about me!  Even have a picture frame that says so.  They love me so much…”

He did finally come in – even a fur-ball finally gets a little chilly!

So ever since our non-snow-lots-of-ice event of 2017, I’ve been thinking on this picture I took.

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I wanted to make a card inspired by this icy branch, so…I pulled out the Falling in Love DSP and used the design that is a…well – icy branch!  And I embellished it with some Copper embossed Avant Garden (free in the Sale-A-Bration flyer) flowers and a couple of sentiments from Banners for You.  Take a look-see:

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I used the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for my layout inspiration.

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To begin, I cut a small panel of Vellum card stock for my artwork.  I rubbed it a bit with my Embossing Buddy, then stamped the Avant Garden flower twice in Versamark.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the image.  I lightly colored the flowers with my Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Marker, and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.

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I adhered the embossed panel to a piece of Falling In Love DSP – using Liquid Glue only behind the embossed image to hide it.  Then I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon around the panel – being sure that the edge of the Vellum was trapped under it.  Next came a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, with a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim over the top, wrapped around the panel and secured in the back with scotch tape.

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I SNAILd the whole thing to a mat of Blushing Bride card stock.

My sentiment is from the Banners For You stamp set, stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits set.  I used my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the banner, and secured it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I embellished the sentiment with a Classy Designer Button, adhered with Liquid Glue, and a small bow from Blushing Bride Solid Baker’s Twine.  To finish the card front, I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels.

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On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Banners for You in Sweet Sugarplum to a Very Vanilla panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped a couple of images from the Delicate Details stamp set (also a free Sale-A-Bration item!) in Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped two more Avant Garden flowers in Sahara Sand on the front.  Then I used my Blender Pens to color the flowers with Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride ink, and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz…

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…and I added more of the Falling in Love DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  We’ve got some very very pretty stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration flyer this time, don’t you think?  I love the flowers in the Avant Garden set and they go so nicely on the Falling in Love DSP.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: C67WZ2WB

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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) from now thru Tuesday, 10 January!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Shopping!!


SALE-A-BRATION BENEFITS!

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For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 

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When you host a qualifying party or place an individual order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards than you normally would!! Spend those on Host stamp sets or anything your heart desires.

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Or…you could leverage those extra Stampin’ Rewards and use them to purchase a Starter Kit!

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During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99, then you get to pick $125 in product PLUS choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.)  As usual – your Starter Kit ships free!

 

Need more info?  See all the reasons you really ought to join my Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Braiton right…here!.

Or you can drop me a line at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net

Ready to pull the trigger? Click Join Now!


Paper Pumpkin and Sale-A-Bration Unite!

 

Want a super fast way to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies?  Would you like an all-inclusive creative kit to come to your door every month?

Then – a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription might just be your answer!  Check out all the details on my Promotions page!


Hey! If you’ve been a customer of mine this past year or you’re in my Online Host Club – you should have received an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog. If you have NOT – please let me know right away, and I’ll pop one in the mail to you! If you’re not sure if you should have gotten one – drop me a quick e-mail!  And – if you’d like a catalog – and think you’d be interested in ordering with me, I’ll send one out to you as well!

Tomorrow is another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blog hop – this month we’re bringing you projects from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog! We go live at 8am Eastern – so a little later than normal. 🙂

See y’all tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:        


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (sentiment panel on front); 5″ x 8″ (inner liner – with Balloon Pop-Up die cut)

Vellum Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel on front)

Falling in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 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!

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Stampin’ Up! My Hero Makes Christmas in July Merry!

Good morning, y’all!  As I type this, it’s thundering outside, maybe getting a splatter of rain.  Well…I went and closed my cracked-so-the-little-Soul-doesn’t-explode-in-the-heat-windows, so it won’t actually rain, I’m sure! 😉

Since I’m not at home, there haven’t been many Duck Duck updates – sorry about that (she’s become something of a celebrity….).  But yesterday, while Wayne was feeding the horses, I was on the phone with him, so I got a bit of an update.

Right from the Goose’s beak, so to speak.

Apparently he was wasting a lot of time giving the ponies a cool shower when they came in the barn.  And she was giving him H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS for it, too.  And his phone headset (Wayne’s – Duck Duck doesn’t have a phone of her own.  Yet) was picking up every word!  So I could hear her griping and moaning and complaining, and him laughing and telling her he was coming….it was quite the cacophony in my ear, I can tell you!  Then I got to listen as he tried to get her to go out of the barn ahead of him – we obviously need a very low energy Australian Sheperd to help us help her to not get run over!  She’s quite content to be right underfoot!

I miss the goose.

Which is one of the weirdest statements I’ve ever written…. 😉

So, let’s get on with some card making, shall we?

This one is another Christmas in July card.  I was playing with challenges and the design teams like the theme.  I combined the Ronald McDonald charity stamp set called My Hero (check it out on page 209 of the catalog – it’s got lots of fun images, covering a myriad of occasions – and SU! will give $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for each set sold!) and the Host-exclusive set called Time of Year.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Banners for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  This week we’ve got a color challenge – and it includes three totally summery colors!  I know that our Happy Stampers Blog Hoppers will have all come up with some very lovely projects, so be sure to take some time to hop and peruse! 

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I decided to use the very versatile Banners for You bundle – with the Banners For You stamp set and the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Take a look-see:

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