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Stampin’ Up! Hearts Come Hometown Greetings 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 playing with today’s sketch, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

And…here’s the sketch in question!

I decided to try out the super cool Hometown Greetings Edgelits and combined it with its bundled stamp set – Hearts Come Home.  Take a look-see:

Okay – I might have taken a little liberty with the placement of the sentiment! 😉

I started with two pieces of the Merry Music Specialty DSP and matted them both on Whisper White card stock.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the smaller square onto the bigger square for the card front.

Next up – a piece of Night of Navy card stock.  Across the top, I cut the stars image from Hometown Greetings Edgelits a few times.  I adhered a small rectangle of Silver Foil behind the panel with Liquid Glue – for shiny stars!

I matted that on another piece of Whisper White and then adhered it to the card front.

For my “town” – I cut two pieces of Whisper White with just two of the dies in the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  The one in the back, with the church, is the same width as the Night of Navy panel. The front scene is the same width as the entire card base (4 1/4″).

I used a small piece of Painted Autumn DSP and adhered it behind the church windows.  Then I adhered the die-cut piece directly to the Night of Navy panel with Liquid Glue.

On the “front” piece, I adhered pieces of Night of Navy behind the windows – I wanted the town to look as if no one was home.  Everyone is at church!

See? 🙂

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position and stamp the Hearts Come Home sentiment in Night of Navy across the bottom of the panel and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a single silver star Metallic Enamel Shape and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again and stamped a second Hearts Come Home sentiment in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I added Night of Navy stars – also from Hearts Come Home.

I added another silver star Metallic Enamel Shape, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Basic Black card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Hearts Come Home stars in Night of Navy across the front…

…and I added some more of the Merry Music Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How wonderful is this bundle of Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown Greetings Edgelits?  It makes creating a snowy Christmas Eve a cinch, wouldn’t you say?  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 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTEBYK

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 or 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’s up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smaller DSP panel); 2 3/4″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for Night of Navy panel); 2 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ (Hometown Greetings Edgelits die cut to top of church); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (front Hometown Greetings Edgelits die cut to top of houses); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ (middle panel); scraps for behind the houses

Painted Autumn DSP:  scraps for behind the church

Merry Music Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 1/8″ x 4″ (smaller 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!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days – and probably none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦

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Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas Whimsy

Happy Monday, y’all – not even an oxymoron today!  I don’t have to work – so I hope I’m still asleep when this hits your inbox!  As I write it on Sunday night, I’m still pumped up from sharing this Christmas card with some of you on my Facebook Live video last night.  And – I think I’m getting used to the altitude, so…I’m not dragging as bad as I have been.  Whoo-hoo!! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night, I surely do appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, here’s the link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to take a look.  

I used several stamp sets for this one – the Carols of Christmas, a little of the Host-Exclusive Seasons of Whimsy set and one of my very favorites – Christmas Happiness.  All of these wonderful stamp sets are showcased on the pretty Merry Music Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

To begin, I stamped the pine bough from the Christmas Happiness set twice in Garden Green on the top of a piece of Merry Music Specialty DSP.  It was a coincidence that I used the music from Deck the Halls!

Or…was it?!? 😉

I also added some lights from Christmas Happiness – I stamped them in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored them with my new Stampin’ Blend markers (coming soon – but we don’t know when!!) in Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight (so – yes, you could use Stampin’ Write Markers, too!).

I heat embossed the sentiment, from Carols of Christmas, in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it positioned where I wanted it.  Then, I cut two medium length pine boughs from Lemon Lime Twist card stock, using the dies in the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and adhered them over the stamped boughs with Liquid Glue.  At this point, I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Gold Foil mat.

For the Season of Whimsy ornaments, I stamped all three in Versamark on some Whisper White card stock, sprinkled them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them.  Then I fussy cut them and colored them with my Pool Party and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend Markers.

 

Using Glue Dots, I “strung” some Silver Mini-Sequin Trim in my pine boughs, then I adhered the two Pool Party ornaments with Liquid Glue and popped the third on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a bow in Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  I also adhered the tails of the ribbon with Glue Dots – to keep them where I wanted them.  I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the top ornament and the card front was done!

On the inside, I heat embossed two more ornaments from Season of Whimsy in Silver on a Whisper White mat and colored them with my Pool Party and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Silver embossed Pool Party Season of Whimsy ornament on the front…

…And some strategically chosen Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the idea of stamping on sheet music and this pretty Merry Music Specialty DSP lets us do that so easily!  And what better to add than pine boughs and a lovely sentiment?  I think the Carols of Christmas and the Season of Whimsy images are so pretty nestled in the pines from Christmas Happiness!  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!!

1 – 10 October 17

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!

Version 2
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:  
Stampin’ Blends will be coming….soon!  Or – get them now.  Ask me how! 🙂 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Gold Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Season of Whimsy fussy cut ornaments

Merry Music Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:  Pretty Pines Thinlits die cut boughs

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: Christmas, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Seasonal Lantern on Plaid!

It’s Monday, y’all.  And that’s all I’m going to say about it! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure do appreciate it!  If you weren’t able to join, but would like to watch the tutorial, here’s a link to it on YouTube!

This is one that uses what’s become my favorite new Designer Papers – the beautiful plaids in the Christmas Around the World DSP.  And it all works together with the Seasonal Lantern stamp set and bundled Lantern Builder Framelits.  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.

I matted my pretty Christmas Around the World plaid on Basic Black for the card front.  Then I cut the lantern shape with the die from the Lantern Builder Framelits and the detailed lantern from Gold Glimmer Paper.

The candle is stamped on a piece of Whisper White, in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and filled in with Real Red.  These are both stamps in Seasonal Lantern, as is the “glow” image that I added in Daffodil Delight.  I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flame.

I adhered a gold Foil Snowflake with Liquid Glue, then wrapped a piece of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the card front, adhering it in the back with scotch tape.  I added the lantern with more Liquid Glue.

Check out the video to see how to make the matted label with Basic Black and Gold Glimmer Paper using the Pretty Label Punch.  I stamped the sentiment from Seasonal Lantern in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I cut banner ends with my Paper Snips and adhered it over the matted label.

I cut some pine boughs in Garden Green with the Pretty Pines Thinlits and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  The pine cones, from Seasonal Lantern, are stamped in Early Espresso and Soft Suede and cut with their die in the Lantern Builder Framelits.  Once all the embellishments were on, I popped the label and sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I topped it all off with a bow tied from a length of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine and two lengths of Gold Metallic Thread, adhered with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I matted a strip of the Christmas Around the World plaid DSP on Basic Black card stock, then added another length of the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the Whisper White panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium envelope got a trio of Seasonal Lantern candles in Real Red, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight on the front…

…and more of the pretty Christmas Around the World DSP on the envelope flap.  Plus some more candles!

Et Voila!  Gotta love this plaid paper – and the versatility of the Seasonal Lantern bundle – Christmas – Fall – Hannukah!  Hope you like!

Don’t miss the fact that the Christmas Around the World DSP is included in the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP sale going on now thru the end of the month!  And you’re going to want to take advantage of my Ordering Special and the World Card Making Day celebration, too!  Lots of opportunities to stock up and save!!

TTFN
M


I’m offering Free Shipping and Double Peppermint Points this week only!!

 

Deal #1: Free Shipping on orders over $50!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 8 Oct, I’m offering free shipping.  Here’s how you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  •  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

I’m not doing checks this time around – since I’m not at home.  If you just can’t do PayPal – give me a holler.  We’ll see what we can work out! 

Deal #2: Double Peppermints on orders over $50!

Peppermints are the reward “currency” in my Customer Rewards program (the Punkin’ Heads!).  You gather up peppermints when you order thru me – usually you get one peppermint for every $25 in product (before shipping and tax) that you buy.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! So – with this Double Peppermint special, you’ll earn four Peppermints for each $50 that you order!🙂

Remember – these are good for just one week!  

When you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code below (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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. 🙂  Now – it turns out I’m not the only one offering some free goodies this month!  Stampin’ Up! is, too!  Read on!!


World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!

1 – 10 October 17

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. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!  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!

Starting Today and Running 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!

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: 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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details. 


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner strip); Lantern Builder die cut shape

Whisper White Card Stock: 1/2″ x 3″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Lantern Builder die cut (inside of lantern); Pine cones

Garden Green Card Stock: Pretty Pines die cut boughs  

Gold Glimmer Paper:  Lantern Builder die cut and Pretty Label Punch mat

Christmas Around the World 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!


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  

Sorry, y’all – may not be any Finn Fan Fixes until I can get home!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Christmas, Ordering Special!, Sneak peek, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Lantern Video Sneak Peek and some Ordering Specials!

Mornin’, y’all!!  I’m on my way!  After spending yesterday afternoon struggling to get all my stuff in two 70 pound suitcases.  Who knew?!?  A little bit of paper and some ink and some stamp sets.  And – not even sort of all my stamp sets!

I like driving much much better!  

We got it all in – and by we, I, of course, mean the Master Packer.  Here’s the million dollar question…how the heck am I going to recreate the puzzle when it’s time to come home!  I took pictures – but…

Well.  As Scarlett would say – Fiddle-Dee-Dee….I’ll worry about that tomorrow!

So – God willing and the internet cooperates, I’ll be able to do a video with you guys tonight.  Fingers crossed – if I can’t get set up or if I just fall flat on my face…I may not make it.  But – I’m going to try!  Start like you mean to go on, yes?

And I love this card – it’s back with some more Black and Gold and a little Glittery-ness.  And plaid…glorious plaid!!  I used the Pretty Label Punch and the Seasonal Lantern stamp set and bundled Lantern Builder Framelits.  Here’s the sneaky peek!

So think good thoughts and hopefully I’ll be Live at 8pm Eastern right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  Watch the FB page for updates in case there’s a change.  

Hope to see you then! 🙂

Now – on to my Ordering Special!  It’s a new Stampin’ Up! year and I wanted to get it kicked off with a bang!  So…I’m offering Free Shipping and Double Peppermint Points for one week only!!

 

Deal #1: Free Shipping on orders over $50!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 8 Oct, I’m offering free shipping.  Here’s how you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  •  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

I’m not doing checks this time around – since I’m not at home.  If you just can’t do PayPal – give me a holler.  We’ll see what we can work out! 

Deal #2: Double Peppermints on orders over $50!

Peppermints are the reward “currency” in my Customer Rewards program (the Punkin’ Heads!).  You gather up peppermints when you order thru me – usually you get one peppermint for every $25 in product (before shipping and tax) that you buy.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! So – with this Double Peppermint special, you’ll earn four Peppermints for each $50 that you order!🙂

Remember – these are good for just one week!  

When you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code below (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  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. 🙂  Now – it turns out I’m not the only one offering some free goodies this month!  Stampin’ Up! is, too!  Read on!!


World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!

1 – 10 October 17

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. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!  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!

Starting Today and Running 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!

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: 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 or the 2017 Holiday 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!  And – yes – this is the stamp set that someone will earn from the Super Workshop!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES  

QUESTION:  DO YOU GUYS WANT ME TO COME UP WITH SOME DIFFERENT BUNDLES? LET ME KNOW!!

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the October Tutorial – featuring the Seasonal Lantern stamp set and bundle!

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


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 sure gonna miss this face.  😦

TTFN

M  

Categories: Christmas, Ordering Special!, Sneak peek, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Dapper Musical Season

Well, y’all – here we are again at Friday!  And – I want to let you know that you guys have helped me reach one of my year-end goals with Stampin’ Up!  Thank you so much!! I surely do appreciate all y’all helping and supporting my business!  I very cavalierly rewarded myself – I went smack out to the Delta website and helped myself to a First Class upgrade!  

Both ways!! Which means- two free bags.  Seventy pounds each.  

Which means – I can also take clothes with me!! 😉

Now – late breaking news (I even delayed this post a tad to tell you!)!  Overnight – the $1000 mark was reached on the Super Workshop!!  Whooo-hoooo, you guys!!  Thank you all so much!!  Sheila Larson will be receiving all the great thank you gifts!!  I’ve changed the Host Code, now, to one that y’all can use for a couple of weeks.

So – to the business at hand! At our meeting on Sunday, Ms. Amy gave away goodies (she always does!!).  And I picked the new Musical Season stamp set and the bundled Musical Instruments Framelits.  Which means I’ve been sort of itching to use it – which I did.  Today.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes courtesy of The Paper Players sketch challenge this week.

I started with the pretty script paper from the Merry Music Specialty DSP and matted it on some Silver Foil for the card front.  The middle panel is a different design in the Merry Music Specialty DSP, also matted on Silver Foil and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I wrapped a piece of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around both panels, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I didn’t do anything to the middle piece of Whisper White, except to mat it on Silver Foil and pop it over the other elements with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the guitar (could it be a sitar?!?) – in Dapper Denim on a piece of Whisper White and cut it with it’s matching Musical Instruments Framelits die.  I popped it over the center panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Musical Season sentiment in Dapper Denim on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped banners in the end with my Paper Snips, edged the banner with my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals (on the end).  A few silver heart Metallic Enamel Shapes finished off the card front.

On the inside, I inked the guitar/sitar again with Dapper Denim, stamped it off three times and then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  When it was completely dry, I rubbed it with my Embossing Buddy and then heat embossed the second sentiment from Musical Season in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Silver Foil mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full-strength Dapper Denim guitar/sitar on the front…

…and a little more of the Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I like the black/silver/blue color scheme, don’t you?  And this Musical Season bundle is very sweet – and melds perfectly with the Merry Music Specialty DSP.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTEBYK

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!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Silver Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x  3 7/8″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for Whisper White panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (middle panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);

Merry Music DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (middle 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  

A couple years back, my Mom gave us a red collar that lights up in the dark.

Well – it lights up in the day, too, but…

Anywho – we had Buck then, and he was always on the leash, so we could always tell where he was.

At the end of the leash.  Hello?  Try to keep up!

Well, Finn isn’t always on the leash.  And now that it’s starting to be dark when we finish up the horses at night, we’ve started putting it on him.

We call him “Glow Worm”.

There.  See him?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Red Smitten Mittens!

It’s HAWWWWP Day, y’all!!  Man – this week is flying by, isn’t it? Yikes!!

My card for today comes from the fertile mind of my friend Amy – we all got to make this (and one other that I’ll probably share with you next week – I’m stingy that way!) at our team meeting on Sunday.  It uses the uber-cute Smitten Mitten stamp set and the matching Many Mittens Framelits plus a lovely little sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  Take a look-see:

 

I know – ridiculously cute, isn’t it?  And it was easy to make with the bundled stamp and framelits!

We started with a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Using our Garden Green and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers, we colored the sentiment stamp from Hearts Come Home directly and stamped it in the bottom corner.  Then we ran the panel thru the Big Shot in the Winter Wonder TIEF (note that the folder was offset a little – placing the snowflake over on the side).

Then we matted the panel on a Garden Green panel with Fast Fuse.

To make the mittens, we cut two of the same detailed mitten dies from the Many Mittens Framelits in Real Red and two of the solid mittens in Whisper White.  Then we used Liquid Glue to adhere them together.  I adhered one to the card front with Liquid Glue and popped the second one on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

We made a small and a large holly leaf, using the stamps in the Smitten Mitten stamp set.  The fill in images are stamped-off-once Garden Green and the outline image in full strength Garden Green.  We also stamped the little berries images – the outline in full-strength Real Red and the fill in with stamped-off-once Real Red.

We cut everything out with their matching dies (handy little framelit set!!) and then adhered the leaves with Liquid Glue to the mittens and popped the berries over with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  The bow is from Jute Twine – we wanted thicker than Linen Thread but not as thick as Jute Twine.  So…we pulled the three strands of the Jute Twine apart and used just one!  It’s adhered with a Glue Dot.

I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels – and the card front was done!

On the inside, we stamped a sentiment from Smitten Mittens in Real Red on a Whisper White panel, then added a couple of small mittens in Garden Green.

We Fast Fuse’d the panel into our Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of Garden Green Smitten Mittens mittens on the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  How cute is this stamp set??  I love the cozy mittens that you can whip up with a couple of dies and some card stock, don’t you!?  And the Winter Wonder TIEF added just the perfect touch of texture.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Few more days left to get in on the super thank you gift for helping me reach my end-of-year goals!  Join my Super Workshop – read on for the details!  Thanks to those who’ve already placed their orders!  


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Super Workshop” code that will reach the goal!)

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.


SUPER WORKSHOP OPEN NOW!!

This week only, I’ve got a special workshop open – and I generated a special Host Code:  YRS26ABP.  I hope that y’all will place orders using that Host Code! – and help me reach my goal of a $1000 show!  

I for sure can’t do it alone, so…as a thank you to all who order with the special Host Code (YRS26ABP) this next week – yes this code is only good until the end of the month (30 Sept) – I have a few gifts!

First of all – TRIPLE Peppermint points!

Triple points makes it super fast and super easy to reach that magic number of 16 Peppermints.  Remember, when you hit that number, you’ll receive a FREE $40 gift from me that I’ll have shipped directly to you!  With this special – a single order of $149 will earn you an Instant Reward (yep – I’ll round up as a thank you!)

Second – of course you’ll get my ordering Thank You gift and one of my handmade cards (left blank so you can send it or keep it) and coordinating non-nekkid envelopes!

Third – when we get to the $1000 mark, the order that takes us over the edge….is going to receive a really (really!) nice thank you gift!  Here’s part 1 of the Thank You!  

What’s in the picture?  

There’s an I Want It All 2017 Holiday Catalog Share (in the cello bag); the Label Me Pretty Clear mount stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch,  a roll of 1/4″ Copper Trim and one roll of each color of 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive).  

Inside the cello bag….

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack – 12 Sheets
Merry Little Christmas DSP – 6 Sheets  
Merry Music Specialty DSP – 12 Sheets
Christmas Around the World DSP – 6 Sheets
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP – 4 Sheets  
Champagne Foil – 2 Sheets
Painted Autumn DSP – 6 Sheets
Spooky Night DSP – 6 Sheets
Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon – 2 yards
7/8″ Striped Ribbon – 1 yard
Jute Twine – 3 yards
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack – 1 yard Silver and 1 yard Real Red
Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – 2 yards
Vintage Crochet Trim – 1 yard
Stitched Felt Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs
Mini Ornaments – 2
Green Sprigs – 2
Acetate Card Boxes – 1
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows – 9 total – 3 Green, 3 Red, 3 White
Foil Snowflakes – 4 total – 2 Silver, 2 Gold
Year of Cheer Embellishments – 4 total – one each of two designs in Silver and Gold
Mini Pizza Boxes – 1
3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes – 4
Treat Tubes – 2
Christmas Around the World Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs

Finally – on top of all that – Part 2 of the Thank You… the person making that final “push” order will get to spend all the Stampin’ Rewards, choose a half-price item and will receive the beautiful Merry Patterns stamp set!

And that’s on top of TRIPLE Peppermints, an Ordering Gift, a handmade card to keep or send, and the “candy” in the picture!

So – help me out, y’all – let’s hit this goal!  

P.S.  If you’ve been eyeballing my special Holiday Catalog bundles – now’s a great time to order!  I’ll use our special host code and that’ll count towards our goal.  And might even be the “final” order needed to go over $1000 – and you know what that would mean! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Special” code that will reach our goal!)

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!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Many Mittens Framelits die cut mittens

Garden Green Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Many Mittens Framelits die cut mittens and leaves

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  

When your parents are watching a movie, you sometimes have to entertain yourself.

It’s the life of a dog, I suppose.

Fortunately, Finn is a pretty good self-player.

And he’s got tons of toys to help him out.

The bright green bumper was the toy du jour this day!  Check the “hands”.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Labels to Love


Good Sunday morning, y’all!  I’ll have a second post a little later with my FB Live Video sneak peek!  

I’m excited to be a guest in the Stamping Sunday blog hop this week!  We’re all creating projects using the so-pretty (and versatile!) Labels to Love stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog to share with you today.  

I decided to add a few bits and pieces for my card – a little Christmas Around the World plaid DSP, some Pretty Pine boughs and berries, and an assist from Christmas Happiness.  Take a look-see:

I started by matting a piece of Christmas Around the World DSP (the plaid – my favorite!) on a piece of Gold Foil for the card front.  Next I pulled a piece of Whisper White and embossed it in the new Quilt Top TIEF, matted it on Gold Foil, and adhered it over the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used my Pretty Pines Thinlit dies to cut some Garden Green pine boughs, Real Red leaves and Gold Foil berries.

For the label, I inked the pretty sentiment from Labels to Love using my Garden Green and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on Whisper White.  Then I punched it with the matching Everyday Label punch.  I also punched a label in Gold Foil, then adhered the sentiment to its mat – offset just a little – with Liquid Glue.

After a quick dry-fit to be sure I knew where I wanted to put what – I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Pretty Pines boughs, leaves and berries to the embossed panel.

I popped the matted sentiment over the embellishments with Stampin’ Dinensionals.  Then I tied a little bow from some Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

The final touch was a small Black Rhinestone Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the pretty pine bough image from the Christmas Happiness stamp set, and stamped it twice (without re-inking!) in Garden Green in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a strip of the Christmas Around the World DSP that I’d matted on Gold Foil over the top.  Just cuz I could, I added a Black Rhinestone Jewel!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Gold Foil mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another double-stamped pine bough from Christmas Happiness in Garden Green on the front…

…and I added some more of that wonderful plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Labels to Love stamp set really lives up to its name – you gotta love all the different label-sized sentiments for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, New Years and even Valentine’s Day!  All paired up with the Everyday Label punch.  And – of course, you can hardly go wrong with pine boughs and plaid, now can you?  Hope you like!

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

Just click on the little blue box to see all the participants and links to their blogs!

TTFN

Mary


SUPER WORKSHOP HOST CODE FOR 24 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP

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!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Gold Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x  4″ (mat for embossed middle panel); Everyday Label Punch (mat for sentiment); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip); Pretty Pines die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed middle panel); Everyday Label punch (sentiment)

Christmas Around the World 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!


Finn-Fan Fix  

No FFF on Blog Hop Days!!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Hearts Come Home to a Wonderful Life

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  I’ll be heading home this afternoon to begin the frantic packing for my trip on Sunday!  Yikes! 😉

My card today uses a couple of stamp sets from the Holiday catalog.  I used the Wonderful Life and Hearts Come Home sets together to make a pretty little Christmas card in some more non-traditional colors.  Take a look-see:

I used the sketch at the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge to help with the layout.

The not-so-Christmas-y color scheme comes from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.

Finally, TGIF Challenges was looking for travel-themed cards, so…

I started with a piece of the Christmas Around the World DSP in Pool Party and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy mat for the card front.

The next layer is from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, layered on Night of Navy and added to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the art panel, I stamped the car from the Wonderful Life stamp set in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I added a banner in Smoky Slate and the Happy Christmas sentiment in Pool Party.  Then I lightly colored the car with my Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil.

I heat embossed the cute Christmas Tree in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and colored some “sky” with my Aqua Painter and Pool Party Ink.  Then I matted the panel on a Night of Navy panel.

For the presents, I stamped the Wonderful Life image in Smoky Slate on Whisper White and colored them in with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, then fussy cut them.  I popped them on the roof of the car with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the art panel to the card front with Liquid Glue and then wrapped a length of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with Scotch Tape.

For the sentiment, I went to the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  That sentiment image is a stacked image – which I didn’t want.  So, I cut a strip of Whisper White and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the three parts of the sentiment one at a time.  First I inked the word “Home” with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped it.  Then I stamped the other two parts of the phrase in Pool Party, using my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the stamp.

I cut a banner in one end of the strip with my Paper Snips and edged it with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.  

I added the banner to the card front with Liquid Glue  and added a Clear Faceted Gem and a silver star Metallic Enamel Shape and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Hearts Come Home in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added a row of Hearts Come Home houses in Smoky Slate.  I cheated a touch on the color challenge and colored some windows with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker.  Cuz…it needs to look like everyone’s come home!

I added another silver star, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added some more Hearts Come Home houses in Smoky Slate and So Saffron…

…and gave the envelope flap a bit more of the Christmas Around the World DSP!

Et Voila!  Isn’t that Wonderful Life set so cute?  With the presents and the tree and all the sentiments?  And it has wedding sentiments, too!  Hearts Come Home – even without using the matching Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies – says it all, don’t you think?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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.


 No Shipments Going Out – Today Only!!

Stampin’ Up! is taking the day off today (20 Sept) for their company party. Please note there will be no shipping today! 


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!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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

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

Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ (DSP panel)  

Christmas Around the World 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  

Finn’s a drinker.  A BIG drinker!

A WATER drinker!  Sheesh…what did you think??

The other day, I’d picked up the large pet fountain to give it a good cleaning and we set a bowl of water down – just so no one might have to spend 10 minutes a little thirsty.

Apparently Leo got a little thirsty and came to have a drink.

Finn immediately felt a powerful thirst – darned near parched, I suspect – and hurried over.

There’s some concern that the danged cat might drink every.  Last.  Drop.  

And that it will never – ever EVER! – be filled up again.

It is – possibly – the last water on the planet…

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Quilted Christmas Merry Little Christmas

Happy Monday, y’all.  An oxymoron isn’t the bestest way to start a blog post – but…there you have it.  Let’s call it a Fake-it-till-you-Make-it kind of deal!  Let’s see if we can make this into a great day, shall we!

If you were able to join me last night for my FB live video – thanks for giving me a part of your weekend!  If not, here’s a link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to watch!

I made this card in colors that remind me of my youth!  We always had blue-and-green Christmas lights on our house when I was growing up.  I remember wanting different colors – can’t recall if I wanted multicolored lights or all white… 🙂  But – regardless, we had blue-and-green and so this card is Christmas in my head!  I used the new Christmas Quilt stamp set and bundled Quilt Builder Framelits to make it (which you can get – and save some more green! – in one of my special bundles right now!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch at this week’s Fusion challenge:

And my not-so-traditonal Christmas colors are from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with two patterns in Garden Green from the Quilted Christmas DSP stack, matting both of them on Night of Navy card stock, and then adhering them together with Fast Fuse.

For the sentiment panel, I stamped the sentiment from Quilted Christmas in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I matted it on Night of Navy and ran the whole thing thru the Quilt Top TIEF.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the card front.

The art piece is a piece of Whisper White, cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die and matted on a scalloped circle Night of Navy mat, cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.  I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my quilt pieces, I first stamped the two diamond images in Night of Navy and Garden Green, then added the dotted outline in Night of Navy and cut it out with the matching die in the Quilt Builder Framelits.  I also cut a piece of the Quilted Christmas DSP Stack with the same die.  Then I used the square quilt dies to cut the “outline” shape in Night of Navy, snipping the middle out.

I adhered the Night of Navy piece to the quilted star and then added a bow tied with a double length of White Solid Baker’s Twine with a dab of Liquid Glue.  Under the bow I stuck a Garden Green Enamel Shape and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added the Night of Navy and Garden Green “quilt” pieces to the corner of a Whisper White panel, then added the Night of Navy outline.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Quilted Christmas design on the front…

…and I added more of the Quilted Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How pretty is this suite, y’all!?  There are so many possible combinations and different ways to put it all together – you can make any sort of “quilt” for any purpose at all!  Change up the sentiment – and you’re ready for anything.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); Quilt Builder die cut

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for sentiment); 3″ scallop circle (mat for art)

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (middle DSP panel); Quilt Builder 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!


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  

Our sweet dog Buck was a Champion Sleeper.  I think he even had that title after his name.

Finn-y is a semi-pro sleeper.  He’s still young, so he’s still learning and has to practice daily.  Which he does with enthusiasm.  He’s already a Canine Good Citizen.  But he craves even more accolades.

So….Today – a retrospective.

The Many Sleeping Places Of Finn.  Or….How Finn is Training for his Champion Sleeper Title.

It takes grit.  It takes determination.  It takes single-minded focus on the goal.

You’re looking at a future Champion, y’all!.

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Quilted Christmas Video Sneak Peek

Good mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  

Ours has been busy – making cards to be ready to be gone next week and cutting up trees and repairing fence!

Finn doesn’t know who needs his help most! 🙂

As has become the tradition, today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of tonights Facebook Live video!  I used a new-to-me bundle – the Christmas Quilt set – to make a pretty Christmas card in not-so-traditional colors.  Although, for me, these are the colors of the lights on our house when I was growing up….so…they’re not really all that non-traditional.  Take a sneaky-peek:

I do hope you’ll join me tonight at 8pm eastern – on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page right here. 🙂

And – if you check them out, you’ll see that I even have a Quilted Christmas bundle special already all worked up for you!  Take a look – and get in on the savings while they last! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: DH2SEZBR

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!

Version 2

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


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLE SALE

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


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 love my dog.

I love all his little Finn-dog parts.  

But – some of his cutest features are…his hands and feet!  And – they are hands, y’all – he uses them as such all the time.

The other day, he was laying in his new favorite spot – my leather chair – and he had all his paws piled up.

And they just struck me as so darned cute – that I took a picture.

Shocker – I took a picture of my dog.  Whoda thunk I’d do that?!

Yea – it’s not just his piled-paws that are cute in this shot.  I know.  

Fortunately I’m not wrapped around his little finger….

Ridiculous.

TTFN

M  

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