Posts Tagged With: Friendship Card

Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Hello for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Ann’s got a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us this week!  🙂  I LOVE Tic-Tac-Toe challenges and I know it’ll give YOUR creative mojo a bump, too!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

One of the cool perks for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who hit $1M in career sales is the opportunity to work with SU! designers and create “their” stamp set.  Hmmm… assuming I EVER got there…Australian Shepherd?  Under some Pine Trees?  With a Pony??  Sounds amazing!

I used one of those $1M Sales Achiever sets today – it’s called the Life is Beautiful set.  It’s a bit of a CASE from the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog samples!  I paired it with a Celebration Labels die,  some Poinsettia Place DSP and the lovely Gold Cards and Envelopes.  Take a look-see:

 

And…here’s our Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week – I do hope you’ll come and play along with us!  Let’s see…I went across the top, down the right side, thru the mid….oh.  Huh.  If I’d made my sentiment a Thank You…I’d have had Yahtzee!! 😉

I played along with the Inspire. Create. challenge….

And it also played well with the Global Design Project challenge!

I started with one of the Gold Cards (check these out on page 51 in the mini – they’re gorgeous!) for my card base.  I adhered a panel of wood-grain Poinsettia Place DSP at an angle using Liquid Glue.

Next, I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it as well with Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the tree trunk image from Life Is Beautiful in Soft Suede ink.  Then I added some of the stylized flowers/leaves in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile, and full strength Mango Melody and Bumble Bee.  For each of the colors, I stamped the image twice without re-inking (that helps to give depth and more colors – without using more colors!).

Then I added the sweet birdhouse in Soft Suede – and cut the image with the third-from-smallest (that’s the middle sized die!) Celebration Labels Dies – making sure the tree “spilled” off the edge.

On another small piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the birdhouse image again in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile ink and fussy cut just the house.  That little house got popped over the stamped image with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I used Stampin’ Seal Adhesive to add two short lengths of Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.

I stamped the Life is Beautiful sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink on Very Vanilla and cut it with the smallest rectangle Stitched So Sweetly die.  This is popped over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, popped the die cut onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Life is Beautiful birdhouse in Soft Suede in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  A few of the flowers/leaves around the birdhouse seemed right, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere it – and a Poinsettia Place DSP mat – at angles on the inside of the card – and the card was done!

The front of the coordinating Gold Envelope got the birdhouse image three times in Soft Suede…

And – I left the already-shimmery-gold envelope flap in its natural state! 😉

Et Voila!  Life Is Beautiful is a gorgeous stamp set – with different “leaves” to use to change up the look/season of your tree!

Lee Ann Greff did a great job, didn’t she??  I hope you like – and will add this one to your stash!

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

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Be sure to check out the update on my Iowa fundraiser – we’ve done GOOD – and…I’ve added a SECOND Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to the pot!  But…we’ve got some work to do before the end of the month! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG:  QSHFG3TX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) 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.  The August Tutorial features the Autumn Goodness Bundle!


My Fundraiser to Help Iowa – ends TOMORROW!!

On 10 August, the state of Iowa was hit with a derecho storm.  If you have seen any videos of it – it truly looked like a hurricane had hit Iowa.  Uhm – because it totally had – winds in the 100+mph range (that’s Cat 2 territory, folks!)  With no warning to speak of.  To say it was devastating is a bit of an understatement! 🙁

As a result of the storm, at least 43% of the corn and soybeans grown in the state were lost.  Which will be seen in the supermarkets where you and I get our food!  But beyond all that – many in that state are hurting, have lost their homes, schools and businesses and some are still without power (12+ days after the storm and with daytime temps in the 90’s ). Many farm families lost everything and are left with a huge mess to clean up prior to planting next spring.  With so much destruction, they can really use our help!

There’s an organization in Cedar Rapids, IA, called the Iowa Giving Crew, a Cedar Rapids based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that’s helping to get power restored to those still waiting, is feeding those in need, provides 3 meals a day and is helping with the cleanup.  They’ve got a Facebook page that you can see here with photos and details about the help they’re providing.

In an effort to help, I’ve set a goal of donating $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew.

How can you help me help them??

Place a Stampin’ Up! Order Or Donate Directly!

There are two ways you can help me to reach my goal:

Shop Online: For any orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 I’ll be donating 20% of your merchandise total to the Iowa Giving Crew.

  • 20% of orders placed through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 will be donated to the Iowa Giving Crew.
  • You’ll earn Peppermint Points and a thank you gift from me with all orders of $50! See my host code details below.
  • Anyone ordering $50+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine from me to be given away on 1 September 2020! See the details below.

OR….

Make a Donation of $25+ directly to the Iowa Giving Crew:

  • Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the charity directly via Venmo or PayPal to help (see the details to donate on the Iowa Giving Crew website here).
  • For those in the US, send me a screenshot of the receipt for your donation of $25+ to the Iowa Giving Crew to stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net and you’ll be entered to win the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on 1 September! See the details below.
  • If you order $50+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $25 directly to the Iowa Giving Crew, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway

1 September!

As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $50+ through my online store between now and 31 August 2020 OR who makes a direct donation* to the Iowa Giving Crew by 31 August 2020 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

*Please note: Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I’m only allowed to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States or military APO addresses.  Only those with US/APO shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine. Orders and/or Donations must be placed by midnight MT on 31 August 2020 to be entered to win the machine.  One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, 1 September from all of the entries received.

Questions?
Drop me an email at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net with any questions.  I so appreciate your help and donations to help the good folks in Iowa!! #iowastrong #derecho2020

UPDATE!!  Right now, we’re over $500!  YEAH!! 

Since there are still a few days left … I’ve decided to add a SECOND Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine if we hit $1000 in combined donations by the end of the day on 31 Aug!!


AWESOME JOINING SPECIAL COMING IN SEPTEMBER!!

Watch for more details – but…here’s the gist! 🙂

  • New demonstrators who join before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit – pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products! – you’ll ALSO receive…
    • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
    • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    • The So Much Love stamp set
    • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!
  • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” you’ll ALSO get!) – hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’s lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!  See all the bennies here – and watch for more details as we get closer to September!  If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂


TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY

TO REDEEM THOSE BONUS DAYS COUPONS!!

YOU earned them – now….you get to redeem them for awesome Stampin’ Up! Products – just in time for the release of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
  • New PREPAID Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes WILL REDUCE the retail amount of an order – and might affect your Stampin’ Rewards (which are based on the AFTER-COUPON amount!)
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gold Card & Envelope: card base

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Middle Celebration Labels Die Cut (art) ; 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment); fussy cut Life is Beautiful birdhouse

In Good Taste DSP: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 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 just wanted to share some pretty!

Appears the Peace Rose survived the Japanese Beetle Plague!  I think it was touch-and-go there for a second….

Close-up….

Artsy….from below against a cloudy sky.

Good Rose!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Bonus Days, Everyday, Fall, Friendship, Fundraiser, General, Just a Note, Just Because, Just Hello!, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, 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 Fall Frenzy!  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 decided to build a pretty Fall wreath using a Gold Hoop Embellishment and the Beautiful Autumn Bundle.  Did you know that the Autumn Punch Pack – part of this pretty bundle – actually punch out images in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP?!  Yep – it’s true!  So… I did some of that.  Take a look see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Bonus Days, Fall, Friendship, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely You 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 a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

Our colors today aimed me at one of my favorite new papers in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – the Forever Greenery DSP.  I played with the fun Scrappy Strips technique and combined it with some Forever Flourishing Die cuts and sentiments from the Lovely You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color palette!

The layout is based on the sketch at this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of Pretty Peacock to build the scrappy strips card front.  Using a bunch of strips of Forever Greenery DSP in Just Jade – of varying widths between 3/8″ and 5/8″, I adhered the strips to the Pretty Peacock panel with Liquid Glue.

I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the excess off.

I popped this card front over a Pretty Peacock mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the Forever Flourishing Dies, I cut the large leaf from Pear Pizzazz, two smaller round-leaf boughs from Pretty Peacock and a final leaf bough from Just Jade card stocks.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a new Gold Hoop to the card front, then popped the Pear Pizzazz leaf over top with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the other leaves with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Lovely You sentiment in Pretty Peacock.  Over it, in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz, I stamped the leaf from Lovely You twice without re-inking. Then I cut the label with a die from the Tasteful Labels die set.

I doubled a length of Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and tied a piece of Gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo around it.  I adhered the tied bow to the card front with a Glue Dot.

I popped the sentiment over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Lovely You sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I added a few leaves in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz (stamping it twice without re-inking) and a couple in Just Jade.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Pear Pizzazz card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card front was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Lovely You leaves on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Lovely You is a sweet, sentiment-heavy stamp set, with beautiful fonts and some floral images to boot!

The Forever Flourishing Die set has wunnermus leaves that coordinate perfectly with the Forever Greenery DSP!

Et Voila!  I hope you like – and…have!! If not – you should get! 😉

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: 7F4JP7U6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) 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.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Want To Be Part of Our Fun Team??

I’d Love to See YOUR Face in Our Team Get Togethers!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

And – there are THIRTY-FOUR to pick from!

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

Just Jade Card Stock: Forever Flourishing die cut leaves

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

Forever Greenery DSP: strips for 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


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! You Always Deliver Sunshine for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a theme challenge from our clever Joanne this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

Our theme this week – and yours, too, if you come to play – is Make You Smile.  I know that for so many of us, the sight of the Big Brown Truck pulling up ALWAYS make us smile (I know it does for me!).  So – I pulled out the retiring You Always Deliver stamp set.  And, since I alway smile at a good pun or cute sentiment – I used one of the cute sentiments from the Share Sunshine COVID-19 Digital download.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

I pulled my layout from the Global Design Project sketch this week.

I decided this would be a great card to try out the Scrappy Strip technique that I learned from the wunnermus Bruno Bertucci (yes – of the Kylie/Bruno super-duo!!).

I started with a larger-than-I-needed piece of Basic Black cardstock to create the card front.  Using Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (which I just now at this very moment realized is SOLD OUT – I’m so sorry!), I adhered the strips to the panel with Liquid Glue.  I eye-balled the spacing and used three of each color to create to ombre effect of the sketch!

Once I had all the strips where they belonged, I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the panel down to size. Then I adhered it onto a Basic Black mat.

I tied a loose figure-eight from a doubled up length of the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the You Always Deliver delivery dude in Tuxedo Black and colored him with my Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Combos.  I added the heart image in Poppy Parade – and cut him with an oval Stitched Shapes Die.

Using the Share Sunshine PDF that I downloaded (get yours right here!), I printed the page I wanted on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the Black version of the fun sentiment I wanted.  I decided it needed another heart, so I used the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color one onto the die cut.

I popped the two die cuts onto the card front – over the Linen Trim – with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the perfectly perfect sentiment from You Always Deliver in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I added the sweet pooch from the set in Tuxedo Black and colored him in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  I added some more hearts in Poppy Parade.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black Mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another You Always Deliver pupper and hearts on the front…

…and some Soft Suede paper on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s kind of a shame that the You Always Deliver is going away – cuz…it SO represents us as crafters, doesn’t it?? Without the guy in the big brown truck….sigh.  No big brown boxes of Stampin’ Up! goodies to see arrive in the driveway!

I hope you like!

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

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Still time to get entered to win a Paper Pumpkin My Wonderful Family kit!  See below!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) 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.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts! Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get the information on the recipients of our donations!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get all the information and a link to get the digital download today and help us make a difference!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Next to largest Stitched Shapes Oval Die cut (art); Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″  DSP:  Strips – 5/8″ at top and 1/4″ at bottom; 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


So – as the child of an Air Force pilot, Finn was….disappointed…to not get to go with us yesterday!

We went to Costco.  Cuz…after looking at the planned flight path for the Thunderbirds/Blue Angels joint fly-over, it was pretty obvious we’d never even see them from here.  But – we knew we’d be shopping after – and…too hot for fur kids! 🙁

It turned out we were far from the only ones there!

This is what AirShows-in-the-Time-of-COVID-19 look like, I guess!

We did have some special spectators – I was happy to see them and get a chance to thank them for what they do for us every day.

As they drove in – everyone got out of their cars and gave them a standing ovation.  There might have been some whoo-hooing going on, too!

They had AWESOME seats!!

Finally – after I had a chance to run into Costco to get a couple of lavender plant/trees – here they came!!

They actually made two passes….to be honest, thru the camera, I could never find the Thunderbirds.  Their F-16’s are predominantly white and were very very hard to see in the bright afternoon sun – and thru the camera?  Nope.

Also?  Only the Angels – in their Navy Blue livery – were easily visible.   They’re also the only part of the formation that popped smoke on their passes.

On the second pass, I tried to take some video.

But…that really didn’t work out at all…. 🙁

It was really cool to see them – it’s almost unheard of for both teams to fly together like this, so…pretty amazing to see! And they quite obviously took great pains to give as many folks in the metro area a chance to see them as they could.  Kudos and a virtual salute to our men and women in the skty

Finn?

Well.  HE was upside down, legs akimbo – sawing logs when we got home.  I guess the movie I left running wasn’t interesting enough to keep him awake!!

My fierce guard dog…

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, New Product, Retiring Products, Share Sunshine Covid-19 PDF, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 28 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Detailed Honey Bee Gate Card With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope you’ve had a good week – and are looking forward to the weekend!  Have you been perusing the Retired List in the online store?  If you haven’t….stop right here and go double check!  Here’s the link.

I’ll wait.

Good? Okay. 🙂

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

The card I made was heavily inspired by a card I saw on one of the SU! Demonstrator FB pages, created by June Dunn.  She thought way outside the box and saw…a hephalump’s badonkadonk in….the (Retiring) Honey Bee stamp set with the matching Detailed Bee Dies.  And it was adorable.  So…I made one of my own. Take a look-see:

I turned mine into a gate card fun fold and played along with the TGIF Challenge this week!

So…gate cards are seriously easy.  But they LOOK like they might be tricky – making your awesomeness-quotient very high when you give one of these to someone! 😉  Hang tight – here we go!

I started with a Smoky Slate card base at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and used my Simply Scored tool to score along the long side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Then I folded inwards at both score lines.  Boom.  Gate card.  Made.

I matted two pieces of Blushing Bride paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on Blushing Bride card stock and adhered them to the outside of each gate with Liquid Glue.

For the bellyband, I used a 1″ wide piece of Blushing Bride card stock – about 10″ long.  I wrapped it around the card, securing it in the front with Liquid Glue.

I cut the second-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die in Whisper White and stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee set in Blushing Bride.  Then I adhered it to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Honey Bee hive (or skep…) in Basic Gray three times.  One of them, I cut with the die in the Detailed Bee set – that’s the badonkadonk.

The other two, I punched with the smooth-sided heart die from the (carrying over!) Heart Punch Pack.   From the third one, I fussy cut a “trunk”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the trunk and ears (that were hearts just a hot second ago!) to the Stitched So Sweetly panel.  I popped the bee hive – which is now a hiney! – on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

I cut a tiny flower from a scrap of Peaceful Poppies DSP using the little die from the Garden Gateway Dies (also carrying over – yeah!) and adhered it to the end of the trunk with Liquid Glue.

I made a little tassel from some Silver Metallic Thread and adhered it to…uh,hmmm…with a Glue Dot.  I tied a teensy bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and added it with another Glue Dot.

Two Champagne Rhinestone Jewels – one on the bow and one on the flower – finished off the belly band (which is, really, the card front!).

On the inside, I stamped a second Honey Bee sentiment in Blushing Bride on a Whisper White panel.  I added the two flower images in Basic Gray – and colored the flowers with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Honey Bee flowers on the front…

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

Et Voila!  How to make an elephant out of a bee hive.  Cool, huh?  The Honey Bee stamp set and matching Detailed Bee Dies are so sweet – and this will be your last opportunity to snap them up!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.

The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


SNAIL UPDATE!

All good things must come to an end—like favorite products. Today SU! announced that on 2 June, SNAIL Adhesive is retiring from our product line.  But don’t worry!  On 3 June we’re replacing it with something that we think you’ll like even better. Check back on 26 May for additional details, and get excited for this brand new adhesive solution!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at2 1/8″ x 6 3/8″)

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for gate on front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); 1″ x about 10″ (belly band)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut (sentiment); elephant die and punch cuts

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Blushing Bride):  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (DSP panels on gates); 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 has decided he wants to be a brand spokesmodel.

For…Thirty One!

I took a bunch of my totes to the grocery store with me the other day and used them to load and get my groceries home.

 

And once I got home and unloaded them, I found…

That’s the dog version of a Vanna White vowel-turning hand wave!

But…makes ya wanta tote, doesn’t it? 😉

TTFN

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Fun Fold card, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Retiring Products, Thinking Of You, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed Very Versailles 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 a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I decided to use a little of the Best Dressed DSP for this one, and I paired it up with the pretty Very Versailles set from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color challenge!

I started with an Old Olive design from the Best Dressed DSP pack and used the leaves and handwriting stamps in the Very Versailles stamp set to stamp the images multiple times on the panel.  Then I matted it on Purple Posy for the card front.

For the flower – I pulled out the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and carefully snipped out the dandelion.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I cut a strip of the paper from an edge – it’s so shimmery and pretty! – and stamped a Very Versailles sentiment onto it in Blackberry Bliss ink.

I snipped a banner end on the right side and popped the banner onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a Bird Ballad Trinket with a Glue Dot, then added a little Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine bow.  A couple three small Purple Posy 2019-2021 Faceted Dots finished off the card front.  🙂

On the inside, I added a second Very Versailles sentiment in Blackberry Bliss to a Very Vanilla panel.  I added Old Olive leaves and handwriting and a Purple Posy Faceted Dot.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Very Versailles images in Old Olive on the front…

…and more Best Dressed DSP on the envelope flap (complete with some leaves and handwriting!).

Et Voila!  The Very Versailles stamp set is so pretty – that fall of leaves is wonderful, especially paired with the pretty script handwriting image and sentiments.  I hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder is Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve run out the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder, which is retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

They’re unable to get more inventory before the end of the catalog sales period, so this item has been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

So sorry! 🙁


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies! Whooo-hoo!  Head over there quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There’s lots of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and embellishments (and GOOGLY EYES!! 😳) as well as lots of dies and even some card kits too!  So…hop on it!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!

Happy Shopping!


Ornate Garden FB Live Event

The event will be on Facebook this Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!  And we’re going to be having some virtual Prize Patrols with give-aways from the Ornate Garden Suite! You have to comment throughout the event to be entered to win the random drawing, so…you need to mark your calendar!

We’ve got five (right now!) team members planning to present a project using the Suite – and we’ll be posting plenty of pictures of projects we’ve done, too!  So, lots of opportunity to get lots of great ideas on how to use this gorgeous Suite!  Check out the schedule of events.

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll share a link to the page here on the blog and on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.

I hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

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

Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper: Snipped dandelion; 3/4″ x 4″ (sentiment)

Best Dressed DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (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


No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Friendship, Life Event, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms with Video Tutorial for the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a Color Challenge from the talented JayDee this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

The color palette for our challenge didn’t really “scream” one thing or another when I saw it – which meant it was wide open for me!  I finally decided to play with a sponging and silhouette technique – using the pretty floral from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players Theme challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

The layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This is really easy so – I hope you’ll try it!

I started with a Whisper White panel for the card front.   From a second, identically sized, piece of card stock, I cut a Stitched Nested Label – this one is 4 1/4″ from tip-to-tip.

Using repositionable adhesive (like this one), I tacked the die cut panel to the Whisper White panel.

With sponge wedges, I sponged the middle of the opening with So Saffron.  I used Seaside Spray on the top and bottom.  Go easy – start lightly and off the edge with your sponge.  🙂

When I had the color to the depth that I wanted it, I picked up my mask and used a rubber eraser to remove the little adhesive dots.

I placed the panel in my Stamparatus and used it to stamp the big floral image from Forever Blossoms in Granite Gray.  I stamped it a couple of times to get the image as dark as I wanted.

I stamped the Forever Blossoms sentiment in Gray Granite and then added some faux stitches around the shape with my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker.

I matted the panel on So Saffron for the card front.  With my Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend, I colored three Pearl Basic Jewels and adhered them here and there.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Gray Granite on Whisper White.  I added part of the large floral image in Gray Granite – and lightly colored just the middles of the flowers with the Dark So Saffron Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron 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 the Forever Blossoms image again in Gray Granite and So Saffron on the front…

…and some Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mark the day – no layering, no bows, minimal bling! – is this REALLY a Mary card?!?  Yes – ’tis!  I love how this Forever Blossoms stamp set worked for the silhouetted image – perfect without die cutting or adding any “extras” to it.  It’s just that gorgeous of an image!  I hope you like!

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

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

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.


ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT!!

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! (Note – due to being insanely popular – the Ornate Borders Die Set is on Backorder right now, but I can still order it for you with the Suite.  The remainder of the items will ship right away and the die set will follow when it comes in!).

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!


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/


COMING SOON – 18 APRIL 2020!

The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  Hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

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.


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″)

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

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

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″  DSP: 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 waiting for me to get done cleaning the barn in the morning…

Are you coming in the house with me?

Huh?

Oh – Nah – I’m good.

Just enjoying the morning!

And – before I go – a picture of the marigolds I started this year – they’re growing great guns in the garden

Sooo pretty!

TTFN
M

 

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, Anniversary, Any Occasion, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Love, New Catalog Bundles, Ornate Garden Early Release, Special Bundles | Tags: , , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Rise and Shine Let’s Hang Out – with Video Tutorial!

Good Friday morning, y’all!  Hope your week has been as good as can be expected as we all adjust to what appears to be our new normal. 🙁

It’s scary, I know.  But…we will get to the other side of this – of THAT I am certain.  We may not love all of the journey – but…let’s try to find the good.  Let’s all help each other as best we can.

And – let’s all try to stay home as much as we can, okay?  Take the time to do some crafting while we’re home!!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

For this one, I used the super cool – and BIG! – Rise & Shine stamp set (one of SU!’s cool Reversible sets) from the Sale-A-Bration Second Release.  This one is free thru the end of March with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiment sketch challenge.

And the color palette I chose is from the CAS Colours & Sketches Color Challenge.

I made a fun background for the card front with strips of So Saffron gingham paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Each strip is 1/2″ wide and I used Liquid Glue to adhere them on a diagonal on a piece of Balmy Blue.

I made the panel larger than I needed – and each strip was longer than necessary, too.  Once all the strips were adhered – I used my Paper Trimmer to trim all the excess and cut the panel down to size.

Then I matted the panel on a piece of Melon Mambo.

I matted a small rectangle of Balmy Blue gingham (also from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP) on Melon Mambo.

I made some loops of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine using Liquid Glue – then I popped the Balmy Blue rectangle on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the cup image from Rise & Shine – once in So Saffron and once (in the “reversed” orientation) in Balmy Blue.  I used Melon Mambo to stamp the sentiments and the sun burst.  Then I cut them with the matching cup dies from the Cup of Cheer set.

Now.  The Cup of Cheer Dies have sold out – and I’m not sure if they’ll be replaced or not.  So – if you already have them, you can just cut the cups.  If not – they’re a pretty easy fussy cut – just don’t cut the middles out of the handles!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the cups to the card front.

The sentiment, from Rise & Shine, is stamped in Melon Mambo on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped banner ends and adhered it to the card front.  I used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side of the banner and Liquid Glue on the right.

A small Melon Mambo gem from the Glitter Enamel Dots finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped some So Saffron flowers on a Whisper White panel.  In the middle are smaller Melon Mambo flowers.  I also added some Balmy Blue leaves.  And each flower got a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Melon Mambo mat.

For the So Saffron card base, I used the large flower image and stamped it all over the front and inside with So Saffron ink.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the inner liner on the inside, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers on the front (this time I stamped the Melon Mambo flowers off once before stamping the envelope)….

…and more So Saffron DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Especially right now, when we’re Socially Isolating ourselves, this Rise & Shine sentiment reflects how we feel, don’t you think?  Send a card to a friend and let them know you’re thinking of them – and looking forward to spending time with them again real soon!  I hope you like!

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

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


Cup of Cheer Dies – Sold Out!

The Cup Of Cheer die set has sold out and is no longer available to purchase in the US.  The set will not be restocked but Stampin’ Up! will fulfill backorders for this item.  So sorry if you missed getting these, hopefully you all picked them up before they sold out!


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:

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

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for Balmy Blue DSP panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); Rise & Shine cups

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1/2″ wide strips (in So Saffron); 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (Balmy Blue DSP panel); envelope flap (So Saffron)

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


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


Finn Fan Fix


This FFF is not about Finn.

It’s about his nemesis.

See him??

Just chillaxin’ on a tree branch.

Silly nemesis!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Thanks for the Laughs My Meadow 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 a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

Now – y’all know (I think?) that I love the angled-panel design element on a card.  So – I was tickled when I saw our challenge this week.  I combined some Lily Impressions DSP and the My Meadow and Thanks for the Laughs stamp sets to create my project for you today.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch!

I started with a piece of Gray Granite card stock that I embossed in the Stone 3D Embossing Folder (which is bundled with the Power of Hope stamp set – and you can get it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 purchase!).  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the front of my Gray Granite card base.

I used the largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die to cut some Gorgeous Grape paper from the Lily Impressions DSP, which I adhered with Liquid Glue at an angle onto the card front.

For the art panel – I cut the same size rectangle from Whisper White.  Then I built my little scene using the wonderful My Meadow stamp set – which is photopolymer, so super easy to get images right where you need them! 🙂

I used Balmy Blue to create a stream.  Then, with my Stamparatus, I stamped the bridge in Crumb Cake.  Using my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker – I colored part of the bridge image and stamped it again.

I added trees in Soft Suede and used the leaves image to stamp multiple times in Old Olive and Granny Apple Green.  I also added hillsides on either side of the bridge in Granny Apple Green.

Some Granny Apple Green grass with Gorgeous Grape flowers run across the bottom of the panel.  The clouds – another image from the set – are stamped in stamped-off-once Balmy Blue.

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

I used some SNAIL to adhere a length of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon.

For the Thanks for the Laughs sentiment, I used Gorgeous Grape ink to stamp it on Whisper White.  A Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape flower adds a little oomph.

I cut the sentiment with a Stitched Rectangle Die and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A green Noble Peacock Rhinestone finished the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Thanks for the Laughs sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.  Some more trees in Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive in the corner, plus some flowers brought it all home.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere another angled piece of Lily Impressions DSP to the inside of my card front, then added the sentiment panel over that – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more trees on the front….

…and more of the Gorgeous Grape Lily Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  My Meadow is one of the fun scene-builder stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! offers!

Since it’s an image-only set,  the sky’s the limit on what sentiments you add to make your card perfect for its intended use!  And – speaking of sentiments – the Thanks for the Laughs set is so much fun – with witty sentiments and serious sentiments.  Perfect!

I hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

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.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m going to try to go live on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the 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.


 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (front art panel); 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Lily Impressions DSP: 2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (mat for front panel);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner); 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 FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Playful Penguins Side by Side

Happy Friday!  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned.  And REALLY hoping that the weather is getting a little cooler where you are!

For today, I’ve got a sweet little card that I think would be great for anyone on your card list!  It uses the very nice DistINKtive stamp set – Playful Penguins – plus a couple of Annual Catalog background stamps.  Take a look-see:

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