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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

 

 

 


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


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

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

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

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

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


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

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

 

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

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

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

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

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


My Retired Sale List!

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


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

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

Basic Black Card Stock: Cat Punch


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


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Finn Fan Fix


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Healing Hugs Meets Nine Lives

Well.  Here we are.  A Monday that is not a holiday.  Ever notice those Holiday-Mondays are the exception?  And – ever notice that you’re not as bubbly on a non-Holiday-Monday as you are on a Holiday-Monday?

I don’t think I’d need a government grant to study that particular correlation, do you??

Anywho – it is what it is, heh?

My friend has a friend who is having some surgery this week, so my friend (the first friend in this not-so-well-constructed sentence) asked me for a get well card.  With a cat.  So…out came my Nine Lives stamp set and coordinating Cat Punch.  And Healing Hugs.  ALL of which are carrying over!  To the new catalog.  Which goes live TOMORROW at noon Mountain Time!  Whoo-Hooo!!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Pop of Petals and Many Blessings

Mornin’, my peeps!  How goes your week? It’s sort of like Monday, right?  I hope you do NOT have a Monday-Tuesday! 🙂

Guess what tomorrow is?!?

Well – yea, it’s Wednesday (aka Hawwmp Day).  But…more importantly – it’s 2018 Holiday Catalog LAUNCH DAY!!

Whoo-hoo!  I know you can hardly wait – and I’m excited for you – I can’t wait to see what you’ve all put on your wish lists that you can finally – FINALLY!! – get on the way! 🙂

For today, though – I’ve got a little bit of new and a little bit of old for you!  I pulled out the Many Blessings stamp set (this one really OUGHT to be on your wish list!) and some Festive Farmhouse DSP (see previous parenthetical!) and put them with some Pop of Petals and….well.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Fusion challenge this week – hitting both the sketch and the photo inspiration!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a strip of wonderful plaid paper from the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Then I adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat for the card front.  I used some Glue Dots to wrap a length of new 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim around the seam of the two DSPs.

On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the wreath from the Many Blessings set in Mossy Meadow.  I curled the image around to make it more wreath-like than garland-like!  Then I lightly colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  I added some Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler berries with the image in the stamp set.

Then I fussy cut the wreath and used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (yes, quite a few! 😉 ) to adhere the wreath to the card front.

I pulled one of the flower images from the Pop of Petals stamp set (Annual Catalog) and stamped three in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and three on Very Vanilla in Crushed Curry.  Then I punched them all with the matching bundled Four-Petal Flower Punch.

I created three flowers by adhering two flowers together with Liquid Glue.  I did two flowers with the white on top and one with the Crushed Curry on top.

Do y’all recognize that kitty?

Yep – it’s the cut-out from last night’s card! 🙂

I ran that thru the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and then very lightly sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.

Then I stamped it with the Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.

I used some Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Linen Thread around the inside of the wreath and then I started to build the collage!

I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals as needed to build all the elements.  I also stuck in a few Copper Leaf Elements with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a Linen Thread Billie Bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Over that is a double-length bow of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine.

I used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color three Pearl Basic Jewels and added them to the card front to finish it off.

On the inside, I stamped a second Many Blessings sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla panel (I only inked and used half the sentiment).  Then I added a few Crushed Curry flowers (which I also colored a bit with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker) and a Mossy Meadow corner.

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

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another corner and flower…

…and I added a little more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Sometimes being a hoarder-of-scraps pays off, huh?  I love this little Cat Punch guy nestled in the Pop of Petals flowers, don’t you?  And – Many Blessings is destined to be a favorite – for Fall AND for Christmas projects!  I hope you like!

Tic-Toc….not much longer to wait now!

TTFN

 

 

 

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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.


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.


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! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Get Many Blessings and the Festive Farmhouse DSP tomorrow! 🙂

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: Many Blessings fussy cut wreath; Four-Petal Flower Punches (x3); Cat Punch

Wood Textures DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Festive Farmhouse DSP: 1 5/8″ x 5″ (DSP strip on front)

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle (behind Cat-Punch circle on front) 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – DSP panels on front); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside DSP panel); 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

My Finny likes to play ball.

His desire to chase the ball, however, is inversely proportional to the heat.

And his need to play keep away.

On a hot day – like it’s been this week, he’ll race after the ball several times – but the return is…

Sketchy…

“If I bring it back, she’s going to throw it again.”

“I could run up the hill and let her try to get the ball away from me…”

“Or….I could trot to the door and go into the house and get a drink and lay down in front of that cold air that comes from…wherever cold air comes from…”

“You get it, Mom.  I’m done with you.”

“Is that a squirrel?!?”

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Pumpkin Cat!

Happy Friday, y’all – when you read this, I’ll probably be on my way back to Utah.

Or not.  My jet lag has jet lag – I have no idea what time it’ll be anywhere I’m at today, so…you know what I mean!  When next you hear from me, it’ll be from Utah!

My card today uses an all-time favorite, the Painted Harvest stamp set, and I played with the Eclipse technique.  A couple of die cuts from the Patterned Pumpkin set and a few Cat Punches lent a hand.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using the two-step flower image from Painted Harvest, stamped several flowers all across the panel.  I used three colors for the petals – Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  There wasn’t a lot of rhyme or reason behind the color combinations – I just played with the colors.  

It’s not like there are any rules – just mix these three colors – two per flower.  Stamp each image a couple three times – rotating the image a little for each stamp. And you’ll be a flower-making rock star!!  Promise!

For the middles, I used Early Espresso – and stamped the large middle twice per flower, rotating with each stamp.  And then I added some little dots – also in Early Espresso – to each flower.

I used the Cat Punch and cut him from the bottom of the panel – and added some eyes in Early Espresso from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  Then I cut four more of him from Early Espresso and stacked them all together with Liquid Glue.

Next, I ran the panel thru the Big Shot with the large pumpkin die from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits laid on the panel – and slightly overlapping the cut-out cat.  I made sure to keep track of the cut out-middle pieces.

 

Then I cut three more of the pumpkins from Early Espresso – and stacked them all up with Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach mat and used more Liquid Glue to adhere the stacked pumpkin back into its negative space.  Then I added the single-layer of the cut-out pieces back where they went in the die cut.  To finish it off, I added the stacked cat back in as well.  He sits a little higher than the pumpkin (due to having 4 additional layers versus the three under the pumpkin), giving the impression he’s sitting in front of the pumpkin! 🙂

 

I enlisted the help of the Gourd Goodness stamp set for the sentiment, stamping it on a strip of Peekaboo Peach card stock in Soft Suede.  I snipped banners in both ends, edged it with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I tied a bow with two strands each of Crushed Curry and Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twines and adhered it over a Billie Moan Bow made with Linen Thread, using a Glue Dot.  I added it to the card front and it was done!

On the inside, I made three more Painted Harvest flowers across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel – again from Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  I added the centers with the Early Espresso.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower on the front…

…and a few more on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love it!  Painted Harvest never fails to impress!!  And I love how it looks like the cat – when you can even see him!! – is sitting in a pumpkin patch, surrounded by beautiful flowers.  Hope you like!!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  Hope you’re excited!!  Heck – I’m excited for you! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); four Cat Punch shapes; three Patterned Pumpkin die cut shapes

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mats for card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 5/8″  (sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner)

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


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Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat and Bubbly Brew for the Stamp Ink Paper #120

Mornin’, y’all!  I’ve got two projects to share with you today!  This one is for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week!  Come back in an hour or so and check out my card for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  

This week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge was a color challenge and I used the Spooky Cat stamp set and matching Cat Punch, plus some Spooky Night DSP.  Take a look-see:

Can you guess the colors?  Check out the badge for the Stamp Ink Paper #120 challenge.  Be sure to stop by the blog site to see what the other Design Team members have created and to play along, too!  Can’t wait to see what y’all create! 🙂

I sort of loosely borrowed my layout from the MFT Card Challenge:

I started with a fun design from the Spooky Night DSP and matted it on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock for the card front.  I cut a Foil Snowflake in half (-ish!) and adhered it with Liquid Glue – with the Very Vanilla side up.  Then I wrapped a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Next I cut a large Stitched Shapes Framelits die circle from Very Vanilla and a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped mat using the Circles Layering Framelits.

Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the little three-beaker image from the Spooky Cat stamp set three times across the bottom of the Stitched Shapes circle.  Then I stamped the “liquid” and bubbles into each beaker.  I used Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach inks.  Then I added the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie.

I adhered the sentiment circle to its mat with Liquid Glue and then adhered it to the card front with a little more Glue.

On a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the sentiment-filled cat image from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out with the matching Cat Punch.  I used my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the shape and then popped him on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

One large Black Rhinestone Jewel finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the Spooky Cat witch’s hat in Tuxedo Black ink and colored the buckle with my Lemon Lime Twist Marker.  I also added another Black Rhinestone Jewel.  Who says you can’t have a jewel inside the card??!

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Spooky Cat witch’s hat in Tuxedo Black and Lemon Lime Twist on the front…

…and a touch more of the Spooky Night DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  A mad scientist Halloween cat?!?  It could happen!  This Spooky Cat bundle – with the Cat Punch – is so cute and fun.  Nothing scary about it, really!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK

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


World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!

ENDS TODAY – DON’T MISS THESE GREAT DEALS!!

We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we’re thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make their own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), we can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  

So….let’s celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check Out All the Great Deals!  Click to Open a Human-Readable Flyer!

 


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for sentiment)

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

Spooky Night DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

Categories: Halloween, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Cat-oween for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Halloween!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see who went spooky and who went nice, okay?  

I decided to use the Cat Punch and a few pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits to make a sorta sweet and not-at-all spooky card.  Take a look-see:  

I played along with a couple of sketches on this one.  

The first, from Sunday Stamps, kind of loosely inspired my color choices:  

My layout comes from the folks at the TGIF Challenge.  

I started with a piece of paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy mat.  Then I cut a Delicate White Doily in half and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – leaving space between the halves so the doilies would peek out from my center panel.  

Next up,  I cut the little cross-shapes out of the corner of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  To make my background, I used some Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie inks to stamp the leaves images from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, and added the sentiment from Spooky Cat in Night of Navy.  The little speckles and splotches around the sentiment are actually the bubbles rising from the Spooky Cat beakers – stamped in Soft Sky!  Then I Fast Fuse’d it onto a Night of Navy mat and popped it over the doilies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now the cat.  When I first started making a card for the hop, I thought I wanted to play with the Just Us Girls challenge which asked for Watercolor Block stamping.  So I inked up one of my acrylic blocks with Pumpkin Pie ink, spritzed it with water using my Mister, and stamped it down on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  

And then I changed my mind and went another direction.  Specifically in the direction of this card!  

But I had that paper…and I needed a cat.  So…out came the Cat Punch and all of a sudden – calico kitty!  I added a Night of Navy face with the little stamp in the Spooky Cat stamp set and adhered her to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then is was time for the pumpkins.  I cut a large pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie – and adhered it to some Peekaboo Peach card stock then fussy cut the excess – and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I cut a star-strewn Cajun Craze pumpkin and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally – I stamped a Soft Sky pumpkin on Very Vanilla, added a Jack O’Lantern face in Night of Navy and cut it out with the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  He’s added with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and a little Liquid Glue – and finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf from Pick a Pumpkin on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a strip of the Painted Autumn DSP which I’d matted on Night of Navy.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelop got a Soft Sky Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin – complete with Night of Navy face.  Then I cut a quick sticky note mask and covered the pumpkin, then stamped a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf over the top…

…and I added another piece of Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m not sure, but…this may be a personal record for me for making Halloween Cards!  But – if you’re going to make them, then it makes sense to use uber-cute stamp sets and Thinlits like you’ll find in the Pick A Pumpkin bundle.  And don’t even get me started on the Spooky Cat bundle – love love love!!  Hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been doing!  

NOTE:  Several of us had Irma roll through our areas and knock out power so there may be a few links that aren’t working quite right if you run through the hop early. Hopefully there won’t be any hiccups, but please be patient with us if there are. We’ll get them fixed just as quickly as we can! 🙂

Linda Richenberg
Sue Prather
Jaimie Babarczy 
Jari Francis 
Julie Johnston
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Karen Finkle
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 AUGUST – 15 AUGUST: 2QVU4G6X

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


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); 5/8″ x 5 1/4″(mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (center panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Halloween | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Halloween Moon

Happy Friday, y’all.  If you’re in Harvey’s aftermath or bracing for Irma – my thoughts and prayers are with you.  My friends in Florida…stay safe!

My card today is simple and fast.

My day yesterday was complicated and long – so simple and fast was the order of the day.

I’ve seen some cards out and about using the new Cat Punch in the same way I’ve used it today.  I thought it was so cool and had been wanting to make my own version.  So – this seemed like the day to do it.  I added a few pieces and parts from the bundled Spooky Cat stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Buckle up, buttercup – this is going to go quick!

I started with a Crushed Curry card stock circle cut with the largest die in the Circles Layering Framelits.  Then I punched the cat silhouette with the Cat Punch.

Using my sponge dauber, I added a little bit of shadowing on my moon with Crushed Curry ink.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (Mini and Regular) to pop the moon over a Basic Black panel.

I matted the card front on a Crushed Curry mat with Fast Fuse, then wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel 3 times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I used a Glue Dot under the three strands near the left side of the card to draw them together (like they’d been tied together).  Over that, I added a bow tied from three strands of the Baker’s Twine.

The sentiment, from Spooky Cat, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Crushed Curry strip.  I snipped banner ends and then popped it on the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Simple doesn’t have to mean no bling at all – so I added a single gold star Metallic Enamel Shape to the corner.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I used the negative space of my moon circle as a stencil and sponged a “moon” in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the fun cat image from Spooky Cat.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another sponged moon on the front – along with some cat eyes from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black…

…and I added more cat faces to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I fell in love with this technique the minute I saw it – so it was just a matter of time before I used it on a card of my own.  And I kinda love it!! Spooky Cat and the awesome new Cat Punch…Winner winner!  I hope you like.

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U

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


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DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂

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!


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

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Here’s the fine print:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Want some ideas about how versatile this set really is?
So…give me a shout-out and let’s get you hooked up.

Maybe think about doing a catalog show

  • I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!  
  • They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!  
  • Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.  

Winner winner, chicken dinner!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ circle (moon); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)

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

 

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  

I’m just going to share a cute picture of the man.

From soon after he came to live with us, he’s liked getting under my chair.

Recently he’s started really GETTING UNDER my chair – and adopted the “leg hug”.

I have no clue.  

TTFN

M  

Categories: Halloween, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Welcome Fall | Tags: , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Cat for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

This is the fun sketch we all played with this week.

I decided to play with a cool technique that seems to be all the rage right now (search Pinterest – you’ll see what I mean!) – it’s called the Eclipse Technique.  But…I did a Double Eclipse – using the almost-available Painted Harvest stamp set and Cat Punch plus the Sorry For Everything stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

I started with a panel of Painted Autumn DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to an Early Espresso mat for the card front.

For the art panel, I cut a slightly smaller panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  Near the top, I cut the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  Using the new Cat Punch, I cut the cat out near the middle of the circle.

To do my stamping, I laid a sticky note upside down on my work surface (sticky side up), and laid the entire panel – with the cut outs back in place – over the sticky part of the note.  If you do this, be sure that the cut outs are lightly stuck on the sticky stuff.  This keeps them in place while you do the stamping.  Make sense?

Using Crushed Curry ink, I stamped my three flowers in a cluster around the cat and cutout circle.  For each flower:  stamp the largest flower image several times – turning the stamp a little with each stamp.  On this larger image, you’ll want to stamp off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping the card.  Then, repeat with the smaller – more detailed – image.  On these – use full strength ink (don’t stamp off first!).

Be sure to use a squishy mat under the card stock and to leave the stamp down on the card stock for a few beats with each stamp.  That helps to eliminate the “halo” around the cut-outs.

I used Crumb Cake to stamp the centers of the flowers – stamping twice in each flower, turning the stamp a little each time.  Then I added the little triple-dot image a few times in each flower in Crumb Cake.

I pulled out the Sorry For Everything stamp set and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it lined up, stamped the large sentiment in Early Espresso.  Then I added the smaller sentiment, too.  While I had the ink out, I stamped the cat face from the Spooky Cat stamp set (available tomorrow!).

To assemble the card front, I cut two more Stitched Shapes circles in Crushed Curry card stock and stacked them up with the stamped circle with Liquid Glue.  I also punched two more cats in Crushed Curry and stacked them.

Using Fast Fuse, I matted the main panel on Early Espresso and then to the card front.  Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the Circle on the card front, then did the same with the stacked Cat Punch shape.

I wrapped a piece of Jute Twine (available tomorrow!) around the panel, securing it in back with scotch tape and adhered a bow with Liquid Glue.  A Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes heart finished the card front.

On the inside, I ran several more Painted Harvest sunflowers down the side a Very Vanilla panel – stamping them exactly the same as I’d done on the card front.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso mat and then into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the line of Painted Harvest sunflowers across the front…

…and added a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.  And – when I saw that I’d gotten a little smudge of Crushed Curry on the back of the envelope…I “fixed it”.

Et Voila!  Painted Harvest Sunflowers and Cat Punch kitties.  Yep – that’ll work.  I like this card to send to someone who’s lost a dear kitty – I think it’ll be perfect!  And I sort of love how this Double Eclipse turned out!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPT – 15 SEPT:  3UPGQ49U

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 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

Today’s The Last Day to Redeem Your Coupons!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Check the digits:

There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

Here’s how to redeem your coupons (click the pic to make it human-sized!):


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
The Painted Autumn DSP, Painted Harvest stamp set, Spooky Cat stamp set, Cat Punch and Jute Twine will all be available tomorrow!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); (mat for art panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Autumn Harvest DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Envelope Flap

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


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


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

Categories: Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! At Home With You in the City!

Happy post-Eclipse Day!  I hope you enjoyed the event yesterday, wherever you were.  We pretty much watched it on television – cuz they were showing some pretty spectacular images!  Pretty cool.

My card today is the one that I gave to Matt on Sunday – with a couple of gift cards in it – Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Both seemed appropriate for setting up a new house!  I used the In the City host-exclusive set, and a bunch of elements from the At Home With You bundle.  On the inside is a sentiment from the Home Life stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I designed the card based on the FabFriday challenge – making a pocket for the gift cards.  

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If you look – the gift cards are the “embellishment” on the right side. 🙂

I started with a Crumb Cake card base, and stamped a couple of the images from the In The City stamp set in Crumb Cake across the front.

The angled panel is a piece of Crushed Curry that I embossed in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and then added some faux stitches with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

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I stamped the door from the At Home With You set in Early Espresso onto a piece of Wood Textures DSP and cut it out with the die in the matching At Home Framelits.  

I popped the Crushed Curry panel onto the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips (I only used the foam on the top, bottom and left side – leaving the right side open for my gift cards) and then adhered the cut door with Liquid Glue.

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Then I got busy decorating my front door.  I stamped all the images from the At Home With You set in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  I pulled out a plethora of Stampin’ Write Markers to color everything:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pear Wild Wasabi, and Tangerine Tango.

Once everything was colored and cut out with their matching dies in the At Home Framelits, I adhered everything with Liquid Glue and some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I cut the word using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – cutting three of them from Cajun Craze and stacking them with Liquid Glue.  I brushed it with my Clear Wink of Stella and adhered it to the front with Liquid Glue.

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I added a little Linen Thread Bow and a Touches of Nature Element with Liquid Glue.  Sticking my gift cards in completed the card!  

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Home Life stamp set in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla mat.  Over the sentiment, I added more images from In the City in Crumb Cake.

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I added some more faux stitches in Cajun Craze, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and then into the card base, and that was it for the card.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more In the City Crumb Cake images across the front.

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…and then I added some more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  There’s more than one way to give someone some gift cards, yes?  And it seemed awfully appropriate to use the At Home With You bundle, Home Life and the In the City host-set.  I know Matt liked the card – it even got a spot on the refrigerator in his new house!  Hope you like, too!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers are getting their catalogs in their mailboxes – do you have one yet?!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!  

You’ve Only Got 10 Day Left!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed card front); 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); At Home Framelits die cuts

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Sunshine Wishes sentiment (x3)

Wood Textures DSP: At Home door die cut; 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  

So, today, while Wayne and I were looking thru a double-filtered welding helmet watching the not-to-be-seen-again-for-7-years eclipse, Finn was…bored.

I mean – nothing was happening.  It wasn’t particularly dark.

No aliens showed up.

No angels sang – no power went out.

Pretty nondescript kind of day.  

This is how his sister dealt with the event.

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Wishful thinking.  We were hoping to see this…

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What we really saw was….dim.

Just…dimness everywhere for about 2 minutes.  Even looking at the sun – we saw no corona.  No “diamond ring”.  Just a sliver of sun.

Kind of a let-down.

Finn’s response?

Let’s pull something out of the garden and see if anyone notices…

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TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Spooky Cat Punch Halloween

‘Sup, y’all!?  Happy Monday!

Sorry for the oxymoron.

Yesterday was a good day helping Mat and Chris and Courtney get moved into their new home.  Always good to have the ‘rents come and help put things together.  My Finn Fan Fix will share more.

If you were able to join me last night for my FB Live video – thanks so much for taking time out of your weekend and spending a little of it with me!   If not, here’s a link to the video on YouTube!

This is my first straight up Halloween card of the year – I don’t make a ton of Halloween cards, cuz I’m usually too enamored with Fall and Thanksgiving and Christmas.  But I do make a few – and it’s even easier when SU provides us with super cute Halloween-y sets like the Spooky Cat and matching Cat Punch. And if you add in some Spooky Night DSP – well. Take a look-see:

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This card uses both the color scheme and the layout from the latest Fusion challenge.  

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This was a fun, quick and easy card to make!

I started with a couple of fun Halloween patterns from the Spooky Night DSP and matted them both on Pumpkin Pie card stock.

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The cat himself is layered over a square of Pumpkin Pie card stock that I embossed in the Woodland TIEF and then cut with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit die.  Next is a circle of Very Vanilla – the moon – cut with a Circles Layering Framelits die!

I cut the cat with the Cat Punch from a piece of the Spooky Night DSP.  How cool is that?

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Using the branch die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, I cut a Basic Black branch and adhered it to the bottom of my cat with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I stuck it all on the moon panel.

My sentiment – which is from the Spooky Cat stamp set – is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I did each word separately and then fussy cut the little rectangles.  I added some faux stitches with a White Gel Pen.

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Using Liquid Glue, I added each sentiment word to the card.  

I tied a bow with a strand of Very Vanilla and Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twines and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.  The final touch is the addition of three Black Rhinestone Jewels.

On the inside, I stamped a bunch of the little owl eyes in Pumpkin Pie and the cat faces in Basic Black Memento Ink.  I stamped them a lot on a Very Vanilla panel – cuz I really really like them!

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

The front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Spooky Cat owl eyes and cat faces across the front…

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…and another piece of Spooky Night DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This set had me with the Cat Punch, y’all.  I love it!  And the fun Spooky Cat stamp set that goes along with it, plus the Spooky Night DSP – which coordinated perfectly – really makes it a must have for the upcoming Fall and Halloween seasons!  And that cat punch will be good for occasions throughout the year.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch, along with the Spooky Night DSP and Black Rhinestone Jewels, will be available on 1 Sept!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″x 5 1/4″ (mat for vertical DSP panel); 2 5/8″ (embossed cat panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ circle (moon); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits die cut branch

Spooky Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (vertical DSP panel); envelope flap


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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  

Finn-Chewie spent the day in the kennel.  Watching the Comedy Channel – all fun movies, all the time.  With the fan on him.

We arrived home – all worried about him being there so long.

I hurried into the bedroom, to find him stretching luxuriously, yawning and shaking his head.

He’d had a horrible horrible day. 🙂

So I let him lick my yoghurt container…

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While he was sleeping in cool comfort, we were helping the guys put up their television on the wall.

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Probably good that Wayne was there helping. 😉

We had some help from father and son, Luke (on the left) and Jax…

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…and they later gave their paw of approval on the new living room arrangement and area rug.

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Next time, Finn gets to go!  And play and play and play!

He might wish he’d gotten to stay home again in the air conditioning! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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