Posts Tagged With: Easter card

Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter Chick

‘Sup, y’all!  So – I heard last night on the tv that – apparently…working from home is a GOOD THING!

Duh!  Been doing that for a bunch of years now – and I can attest to the truth of that statement!  Working from home is awesome!

There are some things you have to get used to – and you DO have to be disciplined enough to do the work, but…pajamas.  No makeup.  Bed head.

Like I said – DUH!!

My card for today has nothing whatsoever to do with working from home.  Other than the fact that I was at home while I made it!

It’s another Easter card – I realized today that my count is low.  And…all of a sudden I have to MAIL them instead of hand-delivering them at dinner next Sunday.  🙁  So I pulled out the sweet little Welcome Easter stamp set and some soft Springy-Easter colors.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.

The color scheme is courtesy of the current Cupcake Inspiration challenge.

Finally – it was handy that the Global Design Challenge was right up my alley this week!

I started with a piece of Petal Pink card stock that was the same size as the front of my card base.  I embossed it in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front of my Petal Pink card base.

To create the diagonal panel, I used some removable glue dots (it comes on a runner) to tack a piece of Petal Pink Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP to a So Saffron mat.  I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the diagonal of both pieces at the same time.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces together with the correct spacing.

I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the matted pieces to a Balmy Blue mat to create the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the adorable chick from the Welcome Easter stamp set in Basic Gray ink.  I colored him (her?) with my So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Combo – and a little Dark Mango Melody Blend.  I added some bees in Basic Gray and colored them with my Light So Saffron and Smoky Slate Blends.

Then I cut the chick with a circle Stitched Shapes die.

I cut a Balmy Blue scalloped circle with the Layering Circles Dies.  Then I adhered the art to the scalloped mat and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a double-length simple bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Welcome Easter sentiment in Balmy Blue on Whisper White and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  Then I added another bee – just cuz they’re so stinkin’ cute!!

I popped it onto the card front – slightly overlapping the art – with Dimensionals, and – that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Welcome Easter sentiment in Balmy Blue on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the little chick and some bees!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to So Saffron and Balmy Blue mats and into the Petal Pink card base, adhered the card front with more Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more chick-n-bees….that’s not a thing.  Except it is on my envelope front…

…and a little more of the Petal Pink Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The images in the Welcome Easter stamp set are truly adorable – and the sentiments mean it will work for Easter OR to welcome a new baby!

I hope you like!  And…have all YOUR Easter cards ready to mail or already out the door! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.

Check out some of the cards I’ve made for you with this Suite!








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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3 7/8″ x 5″ (mat for inner liner); 2 1/2″ Scalloped Circle die cut (behind art)

So Saffron Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (divided mat for card front); 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment)

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (Petal Pink): 3 5/8″ x 5″ (divided card front); envelope flap


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


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Finn Fan Fix


Finn gave up his spot -again – but this time for a Public Service Announcement.

From Stamp-N-Storage….thru me!

In this chaotic time, we’re all feeling grateful to the front line folks who are endangering their lives every day in service to us.

There are a lot of them!

Stamp-N-Storage is doing a drive to be able to send handmade cards to the frontline medical folks.

Here’s the deets.

Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/

So…Finn’s going to send some cards.

Okay – he’ll probably have ME send them, but still…. won’t you join him??  🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Clean-and-Simple, Easter, Feminine, New Catalog Bundles, Ornate Garden Early Release, Special Bundles | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise on Pressed Petals with a Video Tutorial!

Good Friday morning, y’all!  It’s day 498 of Social Distancing.

Not really – just sort of feels like it is, doesn’t it??   It’s really starting to get real – another 30 days??  AND – Georgia just followed other states by issuing a Stay Home Order starting today.  Good idea – it’s NECESSARY.  But…I feel pretty confident that NO ONE will believe me when I whine that having my house cleaned (and not by me!)….IS essential!

And now you know.  I AM a first-world-sissy-baby.

C’mon, Mare – you’ve got a house, and food, and electricity.  The dog and cat and horses have food.  Wayne can fix or cobble together anything we need.  ZEWS 1 is on the job.  We’re healthy – and getting to the two-weeks-since-we’ve-been-anywhere-so-surely-that-means-we’re-completely-healthy point.  So…waaaaa.

Sorry.  I’m over it now.

Since along with a house and power comes internet (Thank goodness!) I was able to go live yesterday on my YouTube channel.  If you were able to join me – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

The card we made is a pretty – and pretty easy!! – Easter card, using the Easter Promise stamp set from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog, a sweet Ornate Layers Die cut and some Pressed Petals Specialty DSP (2019-2020 Annual Catalog).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one came from the Mojo Monday challenge…I THINK you can see which sketch I used! 😉

 

And the Easter theme fits right into the Inspire. Create.  Challenge!

I started with some of the pretty sheet music paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matted it on So Saffron for the card front.

Next, with the long, narrow die from the new Ornate Layers Die Set, I cut a Purple Posy rectangle.  I ran it thru the die cutting machine in the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then, I matted a strip of wood-grain Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on So Saffron and adhered it over top with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Very Vanilla rectangle with the next-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly die and stamped the big Easter Promise sentiment in Mossy Meadow.

Next to it – also in Mossy Meadow – I added the floral spray.

I colored the flowers with my Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Combo and the stems with my Light Mossy Meadow Blend.

Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a Linen Thread double-loop bow, which I topped with a purple Frosted Flower Embellishment and a Champagne Rhinestone.  And that was it for the card front.

Speaking of Glue Dots, though…

Other side of the room by my photo box.  No.  Clue.  Why.  🤷‍♀️

Anywho….

For the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Easter Promise in Mossy Meadow on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added the flowers, in Mossy Meadow, again in the corner, coloring them as I’d done on the front.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Purple Posy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Easter Promises flowers on the front…

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

Et Voila!  Spring and Easter all rolled up in one!  Don’t let the Easter Promise stamp set – with it’s elegant flowers and simple sentiments – pass you by!  Easter is coming soon – and cards with messages of the hope of Easter are going to be especially welcome this year, I’m thinking!

I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.

Check out some of the cards I’ve made for you with this Suite!








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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Purple Posy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Ornate Layers Die cut

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  Next-to-Largest Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP:  Triangle Piece – 1 1/2″ at top and 5 1/8″ long at point (on 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


ZEWS 1 – on Patrol.

ZEWS 3 at the wheel.

Yea – I’m ZEWS 2.  I wanted to be ZEWS 1, but… 🤷‍♀️

TTFN

M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Easter, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special!, Ornate Garden Early Release, Special Bundles, Spring | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Happy Easter Happy Spring!

Good morning!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

Do you know that there’s only two more days of winter??  That’s right – on Thursday, Spring will be sprunged – YEAH!!!

And my card today is a celebration of Spring.  And Easter!  Courtesy of the gorgeous Timeless Tulips stamp set and the bundled Tulip Builder Punch!  Take a look-see:

I used the FUSION challenge – both sides, really.  Ish!

I started with a piece of Whisper White that I embossed in the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Highland Heather for the card front.

I cut a piece of Seaside Spray paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP, matted it on Highland Heather and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a whole bouquet of tulips using the large flower from Timeless Tulips – three in Highland Heather and two in Daffodil Delight.  I also stamped a few leaves in Granny Apple Green and a few stems.

I punched all the flowers and leaves with the Tulip Builder Punch, and did a quick fussy cut of the stems.

The sentiment, from Timeless Tulips, is stamped in Highland Heather on Whisper White and cut with a Rectangle Stitched Die.

I laid all the pieces and parts out…including a little bow tied from some Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon…and took my picture…

 

Then I picked up the sentiment…

…and used that picture to adhere everything to the card front with a combination of Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals (and a Glue Dot for the bow!).  I ended with the sentiment on top – popped over the bow with Dimensionals.

I added a few Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a Highland Heather tulip and a Granny Apple Green stem and leaves to a Whisper White panel.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green tulip on the front…

…and more of the Seaside Spray DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Timeless Tulips bundle – which includes the Tulip Builder Punch – was one of the first things I got from the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – and it’s just awesome!

I hope you like – and ASSUME you’ve already got this bundle.  If not…you know what you need to do! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray 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); 2″ x 4″  (mat for DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle (sentiment); Punched Timeless Tulips flowers and leaves, fussy cut stems

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Seaside Spray): 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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


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


Finn Fan Fix


Are we getting something out to thaw for dinner, Dad?

Oooh – there’s a POT ROAST!  Get THAT!!!  There’s time for mom to make it in the pressure cooker!!

Have her hold the mushrooms – I’m not a fan… 😉

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, Easter, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Spring | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Word Wishes for a Happy Easter

Monday cometh!  Or….is Here-eth, I suppose is more correct!  Hope you had a great weekend and that your week looks to be a good one!

I made y’all an Easter Card today – do you realize that Easter is only 7 weeks off?  That means it’s time to be thinking about Easter cards.

And pondering the age-old question…why would a bunny (who OBTW….CLUCKS!!) lay an egg??  Even a delicious candy egg with a soft and creamy center.  And – why only at EASTER??

It simply defies logic!

Sorry – back to my card!  I used the pretty Easter Promise stamp set and…the Word Wishes Die set (this is in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!).  It’s all backed up by the Pleased As Punch DSP (from the 2020 Coordination Product Release).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of new Pleased As Punch DSP from the 2020 Coordination Product Release) that I matted on Daffodil Delight for the card front.

I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White and, using the pretty image from Easter Promise, stamped the flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I colored the image with my Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend Combo Pack – plus the Dark Mango Melody Blend for the stamen.

I matted the image on Daffodil Delight and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I made the egg-shell using the Dino Days Die set – cutting it from the same Pleased As Punch DSP that I used on the card front.  And – ready to have your mind blown? 🙂

The egg die in the Dino Dies matches the egg stamp image in the Full of Happiness stamp set!

I popped the egg shell over the stems of the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the small narrow die in the Stitched Rectangle Dies set, I cut three rectangles from Vellum card stock.  These I adhered to the egg shell with Glue Dots.

Using the Word Wishes Die Set, I cut the words in Daffodil Delight and used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the Vellum rectangles.

Finally, I used the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to color three Pearl Basic Jewels then I adhered them to the card front.  And…the card front was done!

On the inside, I matted a second piece of Pleased As Punch DSP on Daffodil Delight and used Liquid Glue to adhere it in my Granny Apple Green card base.  I cut another small piece of Whisper White and stamped a second sentiment from Easter Promise in Granny Apple Green.  I stamped and colored the Easter Promise flower in the corner.  Finally, I adhered a Pearl Basic Jewle that I’d colored with my Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Easter Promise flower on the front…

…and more of the Pleased As Punch DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  These beautiful flowers from Easter Promise are so bright and cheerful – and harbingers of hope that Spring – and the promise of Easter! – WILL come!  I love the Word Wishes sentiment die set – it works so well with this (and so many other!) stamp set!

Don’t forget to delve into your Annual Catalog goodies to pair up with the Mini catalog and Sale-a-bration products, okay? And, of course, the pretty Pleased As Punch DSP is so darned versatile!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


SAB Kerchief Kit Has Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve sold out of the Kerchief Card Kit (item 152319). As a reminder, supplies are limited for products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and may run out before the end of the promotion. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 4 1/4″ (art panel and inner liner)

Vellum Card Stock:  Stitched Rectangles Die cuts (x3)

Pleased As Punch DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Dino Die cut eggshell; 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


Sunday was outside-jobs day.  The one day in a bit where there was no rain AND it got warm enough to be outside without 28 layers of insulated clothes on!

We put hay in the back for the ladies…

Then – cuz this is happening on the kitchen island…

…we realized that it’s time to get busy getting the raised beds ready for planting!

Not only is it time for a dirt refresh – or, more accurately – a Mel’s Mix refresh! – but we’ve decided to add a board and deepen the beds.

I put my best welder on the job!

One down – four to go!

See the difference?

Finn was banned to the carport…

…which he didn’t mind one bit.  He’s not a fan of the loud machines – like the welder.  And he’s not a fan of sparky-fire-y things, either.  Like…the weld!

Which he really REALLY didn’t need to watch!  Trying to treat his weld-burned-eyeballs with potato slices…can’t even imagine!

Also?  They don’t work.

At all.  Guess how I know? 😳😳😳

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 Coordination Products, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Easter, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Thirty-One Gifts | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ UP! Blooms In Windows for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

Now, our color scheme really called out for the Happiness Blooms suite, and I went smack dab with the subliminal suggestion!  I used the Bloom By Bloom (retiring!) stamp set, and paired it with a simple sentiment from Fabled Friends (carrying over – YEAH!) to create a spring-y Easter card.  Take a look-see:

And, although I feel sure you can figure it out, here’s our color scheme –

I borrowed a layout from this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I started with some Call Me Clover paper from the Happiness Blooms DSP and double-matted it on Pineapple Punch and Calypso Coral for the card front.

My art is from the Bloom By Bloom set.  I used my Stamparatus so that I could stamp the same image mulitple times.  First I inked the small flower stamp with Pineapple Punch, then I used a Sponge Dauber to add some Calypso Coral around the edges.  I made three of these flowers and cut them out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits square die.

I cut three Pineapple Punch mats with a scalloped Squares Layering Framelits die and adhered them all together to create three matted art pieces.

I used my Stampartatus again to stamp the little sentiment from Fable Friends in Call Me Clover on what would become the middle art square.

I popped each square onto a strip of Calypso Coral card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue.

A Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot or three finished off the card front!

On the inside, I added a few more Pineapple Punch and Calypso Coral flowers from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, plus a couple Call Me Clover leaves, to a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pineapple Punch and Calypso Coral mat, then into my Call Me Clover card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Bloom by Bloom flowers and leaves on the front…

…and the envelope flap got more Happiness Blooms DSP!

Et Voila!  I do love this sweet Bloom by Bloom flower set and the colorfully cheerful Happiness Blooms DSP – and you’re going to want to get them added to your stash before they retire!  Fable Friends is an awesome stamp set – perfect for Spring and Easter cards – and I’m tickled it made it into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!  I hope you like!

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

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: HW762NTC

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


2019 Retired Products List!

Here’s the Deets:

Promotion Dates: April 15–June 3, 2019

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to any order
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets may be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party only.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 9.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • Discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out!
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

The Annual Catalog Retiring Products lists shows the updated list with the current stamp sets that will be carrying over to the new catalog (just in cling-mount rather than clear-mount or wood-mount) highlighted in gray.

Here is the updated lists – the Occasions Catalog list hasn’t changed – just the list for the Annual Catalog! 🙂

2019 Occasions Catalog Retiring Products

UPDATED 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring Products

Or…click these links to go to my Online Store for the most up-to-date information!

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!

Carryover Clear-Mount and Wood-Mount Stamps

There are stamp sets that are currently offered in clear-mount or wood-mount (in the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog), that ARE carrying over – but are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

These transition sets that will be in the 2019–2020 annual catalog –  will continue to be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).  If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Click here to see the list of stamp sets that ARE carrying over as Cling sets. 🙂

Happy Shopping!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (strip across front)

Pineapple Punch Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ Squares Layering Framelit die cut squares  (x3 – mats for art squares)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 5/8″ Stitched Shapes squares  (x3 – art squares); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack: 3 7/8′ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – front panels)


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


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Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

Categories: 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, Easter, Retiring Producst | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ UP! Fable Friends Romance for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Feminine projects!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I went with one of my all-time favorites – the Floral Romance Specialty DSP and let that gorgeous paper shine with a simple sentiment from Fable Friends for Easter.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Easter, Feminine | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hold on to The Cross of Hope for Easter!

Happy Easter, y’all!  Rejoice in the miracle of this day!

So – bad news first. 🙁  I’m not going to be doing a FB Live video tonight – sorry!  I’m cooking today and going to our friends’ for dinner, so…it’s just not in the cards.  And – I suspect y’all have plans of your own! So – we’ll make a date and meet again next Sunday!

The good news is that I have a whole card – with instructions! – to share with you right now! No sneak peek! 🙂

I felt that an Easter card was called for, so I went to my Hold On To Hope bundle – which includes the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I added in some leaves from the wonderful Petals & More Framelits and a pretty little sentiment from You’re Inspiring.  Take a look-see:


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Categories: Blog Candy, Easter | Tags: , , , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Easter Message Dogwood

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  How’s things?

My card today draws from one of my two favorite trees in the world – the Dogwood.  At this time of year, our dogwoods are in full, spectacular bloom.  And, against all the green of the woods, they look like white Christmas lights glowing.

I love them.  And cherish the time they’re blooming each year – always grateful when I get to be home while they’re doing their thing.  And, since they make their big showing just about in time for Easter, I figured I’d play off that today.  I used the Easter Message stamp set and the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and matching punch.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from The Paper Players this week.

And the colors were inspired by the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.

I started with a piece of the chalkboard-y paper from the Urban Underground Specialty DSP and stamped the lily from the Easter Message stamp set in Whisper White Craft Ink around the edges of the paper.  When it dried – and that takes a few minutes and maybe some help with the Heat Tool! – I used my Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers and went over the white images – creating a colored chalk effect.

I adhered a Lace Doily with the Very Vanilla side up with some Liquid Glue.  Next, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Very Vanilla and a Circles Layering Framelits scalloped circle from Elegant Eggplant, adhered them together and then adhered them to the card front, overlapping the doily.

My central art piece is from the This Christmas DSP (I kind of liked the symmetry to using a Christmas paper here!).  I inked the Cross from Easter Message in Versamark and then inked it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped the DSP panel.  Then I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the image.  Using the black under the Gold Embossing Powder kind of “antiqued” the gold.  Then I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat.

I used Blender Pens and the ink from the lids of my ink pads to color the image.  The vestment is colored with Elegant Eggplant, the rope at the juncture of the timbers in Soft Suede and the Cross itself in Early Espresso.  When it was all colored, I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Easter Message and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on a Very Vanilla strip that I snipped into a banner.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on both ends and some Liquid Glue in the center of the strip to adhere it to the card front.

The dogwood blossom is made with the small petal image in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set – stamped in Pink Pirouette on Very Vanilla and then punched with the Blossom Builder Punch.  

(Note:  these two items are available in a bundle for a 10% savings.  If this stamp set and punch carry over into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, the bundled price will go away.  So – if you like it, grab it now!).  

I used a Sponge Dauber to add some more Pink Pirouette around the edges, curled the petals a little with my Stylus and then adhered them into their “cross” shape with Liquid Glue.  I made the center with stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz and then added the stamens with the Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker.  The center is popped onto the flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I admit I got a little ate up about this blossom, y’all.  Not even gonna tell you how many of them I made before I got this one.  Let’s just say it was several more than “one”!

Using a couple of Glue Dots, I wound some Gold Metallic Thread around behind the flower, adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added the second sentiment from Easter Message in Elegant Eggplant on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top of that, I stamped the lily in stamped-off-once Smoky Slate ink.

I SNAILd the panel to an Elegant Eggplant mat and then into a Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the stamped-off-once Smoky Slate lily from Easter Message on the front…

…and added a little more of the musical paper from the This Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think Easter Message is the prettiest stamp set – with simple, gorgeous images and perfectly perfect sentiments.  Easter is approaching quickly, so be sure this one is in your tool chest, okay?  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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

 



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Tomorrow’s the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – I’ll be back a little early at 7am Eastern.  Hope you’ll join us!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for art piece); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for Stitched Shapes circle)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment banner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle; Blossom Builder punches

Urban Underground Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front)

This Christmas DSP: 2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″ (art piece); 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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Here’s what’s up for grabs!

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

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FINN-FAN FIX….

Well, folks.  It’s happened.

The pond-bee has been drowned-ed.

Turns out that, while the pond-bee will, indeed, float….that’s not necessarily a guarantee against drowning.

If the retriever of the pond-bee gets distracted – it happens! – then…

Finn dropped the pond-bee.  Then he bounced off to check out something he saw out in the pond.

A stick.  Looked like a big one.  

See it out there?  About 2 feet beyond his schnozzle?  He’s as far as he can go and still touch the bottom.  And he was stuck there!

I don’t think he’ll stay stuck for long.  I’m betting we’re not too many days away from actually swimming!

Once he realized he couldn’t get the stick – today! – he remembered the pond-bee.

And bounced back over to it – and pounced on it.

Weeeeellll….turns out if you pounce the pond-bee flat down into the mud…

Yea.  You can’t get it.

You can sort of see it there – middle of the picture.

We may see it again when the pond level goes down.

In the meantime, guess I need to hit Pet Smart and find another $2 frisbee! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Easter | Tags: , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Botanical Easter Message

Mornin’, y’all and Happy Hawmmp Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

We’re nearing the end of Sale-A-Bration.  Don’t miss out on the goodies you’ve been wanting, nor the opportunity to join my team and get up to $200 worth of product for just $99!  With no obligation whatsoever!

Just sayin….

My card for today is looking forward a few weeks to Easter, to give you time to realize you need this stamp set!  It’s the Easter Message set, and it’s gorgeous, especially combined with some Botanical Builder flowers and Falling in Love DSP.  Take a look-see

I used the Sunday Stamps Challenge for my layout.

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Falling in Love DSP to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front a few times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the banner, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut a banner end in it with my Paper Snips.  I added some Crumb Cake “stitches” around the banner with a Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then, using the frond image in the Easter Message stamp set, I stamped the banner all over in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I started the sentiment circle by cutting a Stitched Shapes circle in Whisper White.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from Easter Message in Sweet Sugarplum near the bottom of the circle.  Next to it, I added the Easter Lily image in Crumb Cake.

I colored the lily with my Blender Pen, using Pink Pirouette for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and stem.

I cut a scalloped circle mat in Sweet Sugarplum using a die in the Circles Layering Framelits and adhered it to the banner with Liquid Glue

I pulled out the Botanical Builder Framelits and first cut two Pear Pizzazz fronds.  I adhered them to the banner with Liquid Glue.  Over that, I popped the sentiment circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, offsetting it from the scalloped mat.

I made some flowers out of Whisper White card stock with the dies from the Botanical Builder.  All of them got a little light sponging with Pink Pirouette.  And I lightly rounded two of the flowers.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the banner and card front.

I gave each flower a Pink Pirouette Enamel Shape, then added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.  To finish it off, I added a small row of tiny Pearl Basic Embellishments under the sentiment and one in each lily, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the Cross from the Easter Message set.  I stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel, stamping it off once, first.  Over that, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.

I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Easter Message lily on the front, colored the same as the one on the front of the card…

…and I gave the envelope flap more of the stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz fronds.

Et Voila!  I think this is such a pretty stamp set, with a simply perfect sentiment.  And the images are simple and sweet and…perfect, too.  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES
HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 Just a Reminder…


Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last!  When they’re gone…they’re gone!  We’ve already sold out of the Card Tins, so…it does happen! Don’t let your favorite pass you by! 🙂


 2015-2017 In Colors….Retirement is Inching Closer!

2015-2017-in-color-collection

It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


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

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

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

 


Tomorrow is our monthly Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – We post our blogs at 7am Eastern, so look for my e-mail bright and early!  Hope to see you back!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/4″ (banner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Botanical Builder framelit flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Botanical Builder framelit fronds

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FINN-FAN FIX….

It rained over night and this morning.  So it was wet – and colder than a well-diggers lunch bucker this morning.  Finn and I did a couple of laps and then I just flat had to go in the tack room to warm up.

Finn was – as you might imagine – a little damp.

As in… his skirt (that’s what I call his hangy-down belly fur) and his pantaloons were dripping wet and sporting a fine coat of mud.

So when I sat down in the chair to warm up while we waited for the horses to finish eating…my interest in some lap time was pretty low.

He used all his Finn-Charm on me.  Played the guilt card pretty well.  I managed to hang tough, but….it was hard.

When we finally got into the house, he was apparently exhausted by the effort.

Cold and rainy day.  Full belly.  Denied lap time.  What else is a guy to do?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Petal Burst Peace

Monday Monday.  Again again.  Hmm.  It’s no wonder that wasn’t the song lyric…

This morning, my card share is so easy and so simple.  And when something is this simple and easy to do, one needs to execute it perfectly.  Or – since there’s no such thing as “perfect” (well, except for the Fifth Element, of course!), as close to perfect as we mere mortals can achieve.  Which…sometimes makes it nearly impossible to do at all!

About a 1000 years ago, before color tv and….gasp!….cell phones…I rode American Saddlebred horses.  I thought they were the most beautiful thing on the planet.  Still do!  Anyway – I rode Saddleseat Equitation – and when we’d go to horse shows, the competition was about the rider – not the horse.  At that time – and probably still, even though she’s gone to the great show ring in the sky – the acknowledged Queen of Saddleseat Equitation was Helen Crabtree.

In her book, she told of one of the thousands of riders she judged at horse shows who, when directed to approach her and tell her what she planned to do (everyone had to go execute a maneuver – all by themselves – at one end of the arena) trotted up (on her perfectly trained, $10,000 horse, heels perfectly down, chin up, hands in the exact right position) and informed the judge that she was going to…

“…go to the end of the arena and execate a figure oot.” 😉

Of course she meant execute a figure eight.  One of the most simple and straightforward of the possible maneuvers.  The poor kid was no doubt trying to speak past the cotton mouth nerves of being the center of attention in the giant arena.

And no  – that wasn’t me!

Why tell this story?  Cuz…this card today is the card equivalent of a figure eight at the end of the arena.  The biggest difference is that this isn’t impossible to do at all – it’s super easy!  It calls on Vintage Leaves, the Petal Burst TIEF, and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.  Very Vanilla and Night of Navy.  A little copper.  And that’s it.

Simple.  Elegant.  Take a look-see:

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