Posts Tagged With: Friendship Card

Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow Likeable Person for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with 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 don’t know about y’all – well, I do, but….that’s such a great way to start, right?!? 😂 – but I LOVE the Beauty of Tomorrow Suite in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!  So…I saw a color challenge that was perfect for the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP and decided to start from there and use more goodies from the suite – like the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack and the Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Ordering Bonus, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! It’s a Penguin Place for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a theme challenge to work with 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 recently picked up the super-cute Penguin Place stamp set – with the bundled Penguin Builder Punch (don’t you just love punches?? I sure do!) so I decided my crittter for this week’s challenge would be Penguins!  I also used the uber-cool Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. Take a look-see:

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Categories: Clean-and-Simple, For A Friend, Friendship, Jul - Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, Just Because, Sale-A-Bration 2021 | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Thoughts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with today 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 thought that the colors we had to choose from – we got five and were to pick at least 3! – would be a perfect opportunity to show off the pretty Tranquil Thoughts bundle.  So..that’s what I did!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our challenge badge – you can see I picked Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Highland Heather.

And I borrowed some inspiration for the layout from the sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches.

I started with a piece of Seaside Spray paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP that I matted on Highland Heather cardstock for the card front.

Next, I cut a smaller Basic White panel.  Using my Blending Brushes, I first blended Seaside Spray ink around the edges – letting it come in to the center, but leaving it mostly open.  Then I followed up with some Highland Heather blending.

In the middle of the panel, I stamped a Tranquil Thoughts sentiment in Highland Heather.  Then I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the big die in the Tranquil Die set, I cut two of the cuts in Misty Moonlight.  I stacked them together with Liquid Glue – then popped them over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tip:  don’t be shy with the dimensionals – use them generously, and cut some little pieces to support the smaller leaves. 😉

I looped some Misty Moonlight/Silver twine (from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) into a loose figure-8 and adhered it to the card front with Glue Dots.

I had a blue butterfly (squint yer eyes, I’m pretty sure it’s Misty Moonlight.  And…some other color pretty darned close!!) in my bowl of dies cuts.  This is cut from some of the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP cut with the big die in the Brilliant Wings Dies.  These are both coming on 2 March!  He was just calling me – so…on he went with a little Liquid Glue.

I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the wings of the butterfly – and around the edges of the big die cut – like a shadow on the card front.  Finally, I added some Opal Rounds and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used several of the leaves images in Tranquil Thoughts in Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray around the edges of a Basic White panel.  Then I brushed Seaside Spray and Highland Heather around the panel with Blending Brushes.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Tranquil Thoughts leaves on the front…

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

Et Voila!  I know – you probably figured I’d use Rococo Rose and Old Olive with this set.  But…I really like how it looks in these colors, don’t you?  Tranquil Thoughts has some really pretty sentiments – love the fonts and the words! – and the die cuts in the bundled Tranquil Dies are wunnermus!  The possibilities are endless with this bundle!!

I hope you like!

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

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

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 Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  

 


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these right now – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tranquil die cut on front – x2

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

Basic White Cardstock:  3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap


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


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Finn Fan Fix 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Butterfly Bouquet, Encouragement, Everyday, Feminine, For A Friend, Friendship | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lots of Heart True Love Card

Well – it’s February, y’all!  Half way thru Sale-A-Bration.  And tomorrow is the first day y’all can order the new Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles.  I know you’ve been waiting for those!  So…scroll on down to get the deets and then be ready for tomorrow to roll around!

For today, though, I’ve got a simple card for you using the Lots of Heart Bundle with the Many Hearts Dies!  And some True Love DSP!  And no – it is NOT a Valentine’s OR Love-you-forever card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

And I pulled the color scheme from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a piece of polka-dot paper from the all-black-and-white True Love DSP and, using my awesome new Blending Brushes, I colored that panel with Gray Granite ink.  Then I used a Stitched Rectangle Die and cut the middle out of the panel.

I adhered the large panel to a Purple Posy mat with Liquid Glue.  And then I matted the die cut middle on Purple Posy and popped it back into its spot with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the plaid heart from Lots of Heart twice in Misty Moonlight.  I used two dies in the Many Hearts Die set – a small heart die and the little die that cuts a perforated heart shape…that one fits inside the larger heart die – to cut two small, perforated hearts from the plaid images.

 

On a piece of Purple Posy cardstock, I stamped the Lots of Heart sentiment in Misty Moonlight and cut it with a small, narrow Stitched Rectangle die.  Then I popped it onto the middle of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the two hearts to the card front.

A couple three Purple Posy Playing With Patterns Resin Dots finished it off!

On the inside, I added a few Many Hearts hearts in Misty Moonlight to a Basic White panel.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Many Hearts hearts on the front in Misty Moonlight…

…and more of the Gray Granite-brushed True Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the color-changing versatility of the black-and-white True Love DSP, don’t you?

And the Lots of Heart bundle is just as versatile – it’s NOT as much a lovey dovey set as it is for friendship!!

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 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

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 Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


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Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming Tomorrow 2 Feb 21!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Purple Posy Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for Stitched Rectangle Die Cut on front);  Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Many Hearts die cut hearts

Fine Art Floral DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix 

Last night as we were getting ready to head out to feed the ponies, Finn showed up in the doorway.

Ready, Mom!


He really REALLY wants to take Mr. Elephant out to show him the ponies, I guess. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Clean-and-Simple, For A Friend, For You, Love, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy Bundle Sneak Peek!

Good morning.  Happy first day of the week in Standard Daylight Time.

Let’s be clear.  I HATE Standard Time.

Hate.  It.

I got up at just after 5 yesterday.  Finn was still asleep – Katy was moving and griping at me.

Headed to the kitchen to make my coffee and realized…yes.  The clock by my bed is NOT one of those that changes automatically.  Which meant…yep.  It was a little after 4.

Grrrrrr.

At that point, I was truly up (not awake – but up) so…I just went on with it.  But – then Standard time struck again at feeding time.  Which we did in the DARK!

Hate.  It.

There.  Got that off my chest.

Now.  Let’s talk cards!  I’ve got a fun little sneak peek at the new Quite Curvy bundle – which you can get TOMORROW!!  Whoo-hoo!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Curvy Celebrations, For A Friend, Friendship, Just Hello!, New Catalog Bundles, Sneak peek, Special Bundles | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

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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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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

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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

 

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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

 

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