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Stamps-N-Lingers Iowa Fundraiser Update

Hey y’all – I know I told you I’d be posting the totals and the winners on here this morning but…PSYCH!

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Stamps-N-Lingers Fundraiser for Iowa – There’s Still a Few Hours Left!

Wanted to just send a quick reminder that there’s still some time to help me help Iowa!

Place a Stampin’ Up! Order Or Donate Directly!

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Stampin’ Up! Whale Done by the Waterfront

Happy Monday, y’all!  And – happy end of August.  Can you even believe it?!?

Couple of BIG things ending today!

  1.  If you haven’t donated at least $25 to the Iowa Giving Crew – OR placed an order of at least $50 with me – get that done by the end of the day.  I’ll give 20% of the retail for orders – and direct donations and orders will get your name in the drawing for a brand spanking new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!  And – if we can hit $1000 in donations (by the time I check my e-mail tomorrow morning!) – I’ll give away TWO new machines! 😉
  2. Today is ALSO the last day to redeem your Bonus Days coupons if you haven’t already!!  Don’t miss out!
  3. And – today is the LAST day you have to wait to order your new standard sized Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!
  4. ANNNNNDD – today is the LAST day you have to wait to join the team and take advantage of the most awesome Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion.  Not to worry – I’ll bring you more info on these tomorrow! 🙂

For today – how about a card?  I pulled out a few oceany stamp sets, the Waterfront and Whale Done sets, plus the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder for this one.  Take a look-see:

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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!


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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! Heartwarming Hugs Treat Box with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a good weekend in store – and that you’re not hunkered for Laura.  Or wildfires.  Sheesh.  What a year!

Today and tomorrow is our Stampin’ Up! Leaders Summit – it’s a virtual event.  WAS supposed to be in New Orleans.

Yes.  Right now.  New Orleans!  Possibly the only COVID silver-lining I’m seeing right now!  Without that – we’d have been scrambling and SU! wouldn’t have had time to lay in an amazing virtual event for us!  So…yeah COVID.

HUH???  EVER think you’d hear THAT phrase??

As an added bonus – we’re also going to find out where our Incentive Trip for 2022 will be held!  I’m so excited to find out!

On to why you came!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

This little treat box starts with a cool Mini Paper Pumpkin Box – and is perfectly sized for treat-gift-giving at Christmas.  It’ll hold a bar or two, some fudge or…whatever other little delights you’d like to include!  I decorated the box – and the matching gift insert – with the sweet Warm Hugs Bundle and some Heartwarming Hugs DSP.  Take a look-see:

The design for the front of the box itself is based on the sketch challenge this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I started by making the note card insert, folding a 2 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ piece of Whisper White in half.  On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped one of the round sentiments from Warm Hugs in Real Red  and cut it with the matching die in the bundled Warm Wraps Dies.  While I was at it, I cut a circle from Early Espresso and some Garden Green gingham from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP – also using dies in the set!

I matted a coordinating piece of the DSP on Mossy Meadow and then adhered it to the front of my notecard.  Using Liquid Glue, I stacked and adhered the three die cuts.  Then I stamped a little tree outline in Mossy Meadow – and filled it with the stamp inked in Pear Pizzazz – then cut it with the handy die in the Warm Wraps Dies. I popped it onto the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional – then added a little star from the All The Trimmings Embellishments.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Warm Hugs in Real Red – and the little tree again in Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz.

Even though it’s a gift insert – and your recipient is likely to be diving for whatever yumminess you’ve included – that’s no call to get lazy with the 3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelope!  I stamped the Warm Hugs tree on the front and added some of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the tiny little flap!

And then it was time to decorate the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box!

I started with a piece of Whisper White and embossed about 3/4 of the panel in one of the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Heartwarming Hugs DSP – and then matted the whole thing on Mossy Meadow.

I wrapped some Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the panel like a present and tied a knot.

I created the tag in the same way that I’d done for the front of the note card insert – using one of the other sentiments in the Warm Hugs set.  I punched a smallish hole in the top using my grocery store paper punch – then tied the tag to the panel using the Real Red trim.

I stamped a mug – in Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz, the candy canes – in Real Red, and the star – in Bumble Bee.  And then cut them with their dies in the Warm Wraps Die set.  I popped them all onto the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added a few more All The Trimmings embellishments – and the gift was done!

Et Voila!  The food-safe lining of the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes – along with their size – make them perfect for right-sized food gifts at the holidays!  And the whole thing closes up and is a tidy way to present your goodies.  Decorate them with the Warm Wraps bundle and Heartwarming Hugs DSP…

 

– or…whatever strikes your fancy!

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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 in THREE Days!!

One of the huge weather events (in a long list of them this past few weeks) – that really did NOT get a lot of attention! – is the derecho that hit Iowa a couple of weeks ago.   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! 🙁

Imagine that same wind rolling across corn and soybean fields – destroying crops and infrastructure.

Why do I care?  Well, I’ve got friends thru Stampin’ Up! that live in Iowa (fortunately safe!).  One of them, who is also my team mate – gifted me with a subscription to Our Iowa Magazine last year.  She was trying to convince me of the beauty of her “fly-over state”!  Well – I read that magazine and…was convinced!  No – STILL not going to move there, cuz…SNOW!! 😉

Why should we ALL care?  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.

I decided to follow Amy’s lead and 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


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! 🙂


ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT 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:

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ (note card insert base, scored and folded at 2 78″); 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (Box front)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for front of note card insert); 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for box front); Warm Wraps die cut shapes and sentiments

Early Espresso Card Stock: Warm Wraps die cut circles

Heartwarming Hugs DSP: 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (front of note card insert); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (box 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 

I hear parents with young kids bemoaning the fact that they can’t eat alone.  Go to the bathroom alone.  Do really…anything?…alone.

I THINK Wayne understands their problem…

Poor guy.  If ONLY we knew what caused this!! 😉

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 3-D Project, Bonus Days, Christmas, Fundraiser, Gift Boxes, Gift Tags, Gifts, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Thank You

Happy happy HAWWMP Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  We’re about ready to harvest mushrooms around here – we’ve had so much rain that we’ve got fungus a-mung-us!  On the arena – behind the house – next to the driveway.  White ones – red ones – orange ones – speckled ones.

No.  We don’t eat them.  Wayne is pretty certain that at least some of them are edible.

I am equally certain that I will NEVER know! 😉

My card today is a simple one – clean, even!  I know – it’s sort of surprising!  But – miracles happen!  I used the sweet little Beautiful Autumn Bundle to put together a pretty thank you card.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Bonus Days, Clean-and-Simple, Fundraiser, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Festive Corners Jar of Flowers

Good morning, y’all and happy Tuesday!

So – we’re one week away from the end of the 2020 Bonus Days coupon redemption period – if you earned coupons in July and have NOT redeemed them…then it’s probably time to get after it!  Don’t let them expire – you earned those!

And – while I KNOW that the Iowa Giving Crew will happily accept your donation ANYTIME to help the folks affected by the recent derecho storm – if you want to donate/order AND get entered to win a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine , then you need to donate directly (a minimum of $25) OR place at least a $50 order thru my Online Store – by 31 August.  Remember, when you place that order – I’ll send 20% of the retail amount to support the cause! 🙂

So.  Card!  Today I made a shaker card using the Jar of Flowers bundle from the Annual Catalog – and the fun Festive Corners stamp set from the Aug – Dec Mini.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Friendship, Fundraiser, Love, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Clean and Simple Festive Post Halloween

Good morning and welcome to the week!  Hope you had an awesome weekend and are ready to get back to it.  Whatever “it” is for you these days!

We stuck close to home – doing some work around the place.  There’s ALWAYS work to be done, right?  Kind of like painting the Golden Gate Bridge.  By the time the paint crew gets all the way across the bridge -it’s time to go back to the other side and start all over!  LOL!

I did take a little time to make a couple of cards and the one I’ve got for you today is quick, easy, clean and simple!  So…TOTALLY not my normal card! 😉  It uses the fun Festive Post (another fly-over set in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog) and the coordinating Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch (in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Clean-and-Simple, Fundraiser, Halloween, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves in Good Taste 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 – Leanne’s got a cool sketch for us this week!  🙂  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump, so I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

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!

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Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial Sneak Peek and…a fundraiser to Support Iowa!

So – good morning.  Hope you’ve got a good weekend on the way to you!  Guess what?  It’s gonna rain here! Shocker.  Wish I could send some of that to the west coast!

I’ve got a fun card to share with you this evening on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  I’ll be live at 7pm eastern time and we’re going to do a little embossing!  Take a sneaky peek!

It’s fun – and it’s a good masculine card (which we always have some trouble coming up with, don’t we??) that I think you’re going to like!

So – hope you can join me.  Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

Now – if you watch the news at all – it is filled with the wild weather across this country.  Fire storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, derechos, droughts, floods – it’s fairly endless.

One of the huge events – that really did NOT get a lot of attention! – is the derecho that hit Iowa a couple of weeks ago.   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! 🙁

Imagine that same wind rolling across corn and soybean fields – destroying crops and infrastructure.

Why do I care?  Well, I’ve got friends thru Stampin’ Up! that live in Iowa (fortunately safe!).  One of them, who is also my team mate – gifted me with a subscription to Our Iowa Magazine last year.  She was trying to convince me of the beauty of her “fly-over state”!  Well – I read that magazine and…was convinced!  No – STILL not going to move there, cuz…SNOW!! 😉

Why should we care?  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!

I wish I’d thought of this on my own – and am a little ashamed to say that I did not.  So – when I saw Amy doing this – and thinking about the friends I have in and from Iowa – I decided that – even if it wasn’t my idea – I COULD get on the bandwagon to 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.

I decided to follow Amy’s lead and 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

TTFN

M

 

 

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