Posts Tagged With: Happy Birthday Thinlit

Stampin’ Up! Acorny Happy Birthday Blessings

Mornin’, y’all – happy Friday!  Another weekend approacheth! 🙂

I’ve got some birthdays coming up in the next few months so I decided to go ahead and get a card or two made.  For this one today, I used the so-wonderful Happy Birthday Thinlit!  And – the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

I got the idea for several of the elements from this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge – I went right down the right column…  

The sketch I used is the one from Freshly Made Sketches.

I started with some chevron-design paper from the Painted Autumn DSP, matting it on Old Olive with Fast Fuse.

The oval was cut from some Wood Textures DSP with a Stitched Shapes die – the largest of the oval dies – and adhered directly to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

Using the Happy Birthday Thinlit, I cut three of the sentiments from Very Vanilla card stock and adhered them together in a stack with Liquid Glue.

I stamped several of the large acorn image from the Count My Blessings stamp set in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  They’re all colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Bronze Blend for the base of the acorns.  The top of the acorns is Dark and Light Crumb Cake and the leaves are Old Olive.  Once they were all colored, I spent a little time fussy cutting! 🙂  Hint:  If you love the Count My Blessings stamp set – and have been waiting to order it – now’s the time!  It’s retiring after the Holiday Catalog goes away – so…it’s only available while supplies last!

About the time I put my Blends back in their new StampNStorage shelf (shameless plug…), I realized that it would be cool to have a couple of acorns popped up on Dimensionals.  So – I stamped, colored and cut another set – one large acorn and one small.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the acorns in and around the thinlit die cut and then adhered it all to the card front.  I popped those last two acorns onto the top cluster with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I brushed just the bases of the acorns with my Clear Wink of Stella.

To finish off the card front, I tied three tiny little bows from Linen Thread and adhered them to each acorn with a dab of Liquid Glue.

For the inside, I stamped the large acorn image again in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  And then I colored it again with the Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Bronze Stampin’ Blends.

Hint.  Do not try to color when you’re in a hurry!  I mean – you can color quickly – but…don’t try to do it when you’re pressed for time or have something else you need to be doing other than enjoying the creative process.

Whoops.

So – started over and got my acorn successfully colored, then used my Blender Pen to pull some of the color out and around the image to create a shadow effect.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I repeated the Count My Blessings acorn on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope – don’t forget the plastic sheet from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig inside your envelope when you color it with your Stampin’ Blends!  I repeated the Blender Pen treatment on this image as well…

…then I put some more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really really love this Happy Birthday Thinlits die – and I think it turned out beautifully studded with Count My Blessings acorns!  Hope you like!

Be sure to get your own copy of Count My Blessings right away – it won’t be around much longer! 😦

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


I’m Placing My Order for Occasions Catalogs Today! 


The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!

The Year-End Sales Event is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  This promotion features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders placed while supplies last!  And folks – there’s a lot of w

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

That list contains all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event.  Retiring products will no longer be available for purchase after January 2, 2018.  Make note:  some of the retiring items listed are bundles that won’t be available once the Holiday Catalog goes away – but the stamp set and/or matching dies will be around (just not for the 10% savings bundled price!).  So – if those are on your wish list – now’s the time to snap them up and save!

Details

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  No minimum purchase required.
  • Discounts apply to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2017 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Excess items from 2017 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Host sets can be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until December 21 (not accessories—accessories are only while supplies last).

Order Deadline

  • January 2, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a link right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


CHANGE IN STAMPARATUS RESERVATION WINDOWS!!  

YOU NEED TO READ THIS MESSAGE FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!
Please note the following changes:
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows:
    • One reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
    • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Please note what has not changed:

  • If you reserved more than one stamping tool during the first reservation period, that number will not change; you will still receive the same number you reserved.If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Old Olive Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for embossed panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner) ; Happy Birthday Thinlit die cuts (x3 – sentiment); fussy cut Count My Blessings acorn clusters

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)  

Wood Textures DSP: largest Stitched Shapes oval (oval behind sentiment); 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  

So.  I’ve had horses of my own now for…oh gosh.  Let’s see.  I got my first horse when I was…13?  14?  And, I’m 29 now, so that would make it….well – quite a long time. 🙂

I’ve had an Aussie Horse Herder for a little over a year.

Here’s the question.

How in the world did I ever EVER get these darned ponies to come into the barn and go into their stalls all by myself?

When I didn’t have an Aussie Horse Herder.

It was – I am sure! – sheer chaos!

But – no longer.

NOW they hasten into the barn – warily watching the great Aussie Horse Herder…

Well – except Bo.  He – the Wild Stallion – is not to be pushed.

He’ll make his way in at his pwn pace.

Thank you very much! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Happy Birthday Eclipse

Mornin’, y’all!  I hope you’re ready for the week!  I am – cuz the quicker we get thru this week – the quicker it’ll be OnStage Week.  And then the week after that is the last week here!  Whoo-hoo!!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not, but would like to watch the video on how to make this card, here’s the replay!

I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to lay down the background for this Eclipse-technique card and made it into a birthday card with the lovely Happy Birthday Thinlit.  Take a look-see:

It so happened that the TGIF challenge this week showcased the Eclipse Technique!

To begin the card, I made several flowers with the multi-step images from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I used the larger – less detailed – image and stamped it two or three times (rotating between each stamp) in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I used the second image in Dapper Denim.  I stamped that one twice per flower – rotating it a little – and I didn’t re-ink between stamps on the Dapper Denim.  The middle of each flower is stamped in Daffodil Delight – complete with little dots.

I added some more of the little dots around the flowers in Daffodil Delight.

Next, I embossed the panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

For the sentiment, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, offsetting it into the corner of the card.  IMPORTANT:  Save all the little cutout pieces!! 🙂

Then I matted the panel on Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

I cut three more of the Happy Birthday Thinlit shapes in Dapper Denim and stacked them all up using Liquid Glue.

Then comes the persnickety part.  Using Liquid Glue, I replaced all the little cut out pieces back onto the card front.  Take your time on this – it’s worth it in the end!  Here’s how it looks when all the pieces are back in:

Then I used more Liquid Glue and adhered the stacked sentiment.

I decided a few leaves were in order, so I stamped two of the detailed leaves from Painted Harvest in Lemon Lime Twist on some Vellum card stock.  When they were dry, I punched them out with the Leaf Punch and added them to the card front with a little Liquid Glue.  I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it over the stems of the leaves with a Glue Dot.  Then I made a double Linen Thread bow and stuck that on top with another Glue Dot.   Finally, I added a Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Painted Harvest flower in Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight to a Whisper White panel.  And I pulled a sentiment from the Hug in a Mug stamp set, stamping it in Dapper Denim.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower on the front…

…and another one on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The lady who asked for this card – for her mother – said she loves flowers and bright things.  I do think this qualifies, don’t you!?  I love the eclipse technique and really like how Painted Harvest works so beautifully with it.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Coming Wednesday…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 Only One Day Left!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE  

BUT FOR JUST ONE MORE DAY!

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Happy Birthday Thinlit die cuts (x3 – to stack the sentiment)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Vellum Card Stock:  Leaf Punch (x2)

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

Remember the days of yore when the Finny-Win had to be “tied” to the chair with his leash?  And remember that time he fell asleep chewing on a bone bigger than his head (used to be?)??

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Happy Birthday Eclipse Video Sneak Peek!

Good morning, my peeps!  Happy Sunday!

If you read yesterday’s post, you know I planned on doing laundry and cards, cards, CARDS.

Well – I did laundry.

And made one card.

And frittered.

You know frittering, yes?  My alarm went off at 5 so I could go to work.  A phone call cut that off.  But…I was awake.  So…

I took a bath.

And then I did the laundry.

Once it was done – I spent the rest of the day making one…single…card.  Which is to say I….worked on a card…took a little break…worked on the card….had some lunch…worked on the card…you get the drift.

When I had the card done enough to call it done enough…I “watched” movies on NetFlix.

Which is to say I slept thru several movies on Netflix. 😉 

They were bad ones, though, so it’s okay.  That’s what bad movies are for – sleeping thru!!  Frittering the day away.

The card I did make is what we’re going to look at tonight on my Facebook Live video at 8pm Eastern.  Take a look-see:

As you might be able to tell – there’s a little Painted Harvest and the Eclipse technique!!

Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page!  I do hope you’ll be able to join me!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Whole Lot of Lovely Happy Birthday!

Okay folks – NOW I really am packed and ready to roll.

Well – maybe I need to add a suitcase – hopefully with clean clothes in it.

But otherwise I’m completely ready to roll!

Before I hit the road, though, I have a quick little card to share.  Folks – when you need a card quick, lean hard and heavy on our beautiful Designer Papers!  Yesterday I used the Petal Garden DSP Stack.  Today?  It’s the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP – and I added a quick and bold Happy Birthday Thinlit die cut.  Take a look-see:

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

I started out by picking one of the prettiest designs in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP (in my opinion, of course!!).  Once I had the base for my card, I used the coordinating colors – so handy that they’re printed in the catalog and on the paper packaging!! – and cut a Tangerine Tango card front.

I embossed that panel in the new and beautiful Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Next up, I cut two pieces of my Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and matted them both on Powder Pink card stock.  Then I popped them both over my embossed Tangerine Tango card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my sentiment, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut from a piece of Pool Party card stock and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  It looked a little…plain…to me, so I called up Stella and brushed the Clear Glitter all over the die cut,

I tied a small bow from the new Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used a flower image from Oh So Eclectic, and stamped it a few times in stamped-off-once Tangerine Tango across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I lightly colored each flower with my Blender Pen – picking up Powder Pink ink from the top of the ink pad lid.  Then I used my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color the flower centers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Oh So Eclectic flowers across the front…

 

…and some Whole Lot of Lovely DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this catalog has some of the prettiest designer papers of any that I’ve seen.  And so many of them!  This Whole Lot of Lovely is going to be a real winner – the designs with the black backgrounds are especially stunning!  And don’t forget about the uber-cool Oh So Eclectic stamp set and Happy Birthday Thinlits die.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017-2019 Annual Catalog Launch Ordering Special – just a few more days!!

Until the close-of-business on 15 JuneI’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Points on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed thru my Online Store.

But wait!!  There’s MORE!!  😳😳😳

If your order is over $100 (before shipping and tax blah blah) – then I’ll pick up your shipping!!

Yep – you read me right.  Order over $100 and I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (that’ll be at least EIGHT points!) AND FREE SHIPPING!!

These specials are all in addition to the gifts that all my customers receive…

  • My usual $10 gift of your choice as an ordering thank you
  • And, of course, one of my handmade cards and envelopes – left blank so you can use it yourself.  Or CASE it!!


 Here are the three ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your $100+ order directly through my online store, and:

– Provide me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a check to rebate your shipping costs

or

– Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
  • Send me your order via email and let me know that you’d prefer to pay with a credit card.  I’ll contact you to make arrangements and I’ll deduct the shipping costs from your order total.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add my host code  (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
  • Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
  • The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
  • Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards


Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and mat for inner liner)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 1 1/4″ x 3 3/8 (mat for top DSP panel); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for bottom DSP panel)

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP:  1 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ (top DSP panel); 3″ x 3 1/4″ (bottom DSP panel); Envelope flap

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

Pool Party Card Stock:  Happy Birthday Thinlit die cut


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


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


Finn-Fan Fix…

This morning we played at the pond.

He swam and swam – it’s funny because he just goes padding about like a person doing laps.  Not going after anything or even going anywhere.  Just swimming because he can.

He finally got tired, though, and shared that with me in his usual way.

I’m done for a minute, Mom. 😉

That evening, I went and picked up the rental car.  Blessing #1:  I got an SUV. 🙂

Blessing #2:  all my stuff fits!

There’s even room for a suitcase!

Check out those cool new Paper Crates from StampNStorage!  I bought two of them with the 12″ x 12″ hanging file folders.  I have some of every color of card stock and all the DSPs – and Glimmer Paper – and Foil! – all nicely contained and protected!  And the cutouts mean the boxes are much much lighter than the normal paper holders.  Perfect for traveling!

Finn spent some time in the driver’s seat – giving me the look.  I couldn’t even take a picture.  He knows something is up and he doesn’t like it one single bit.

I’m sure going to miss his sweet self. 😦

TTFN

M  

P.S.  One of the things I packed was my camera phone stand/holder – so I’ll still be doing videos from Florida!  Planning on the first one tomorrow night at 8pm Eastern (fingers crossed I get the time conversion right!).  I’ve got a fun card to share and I’ll give you a tour of my hotel stamping area.  Hope I’ll see you then!

Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Happy Birthday Thinlit Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  How goes your week?  We’re rushing towards Wednesday – my hubby is having some surgery that day (tomorrow!!) and I’m trying to get everything done and ready.  Busy days ahead, heh?

One of the new products in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is the Happy Birthday Thinlit (which coordinates and is bundled with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set).  Just a single, bold and beautiful die…All you have to do is add a little color.  Take a look-see:

I just love this font – it’s very much like the pretty a la carte stamp set called Stylized Birthday, which is one of my favorites!

I played along with three challenges on this one.  The first, from TGIF Challenges, inspired the layout.

And my color palette is from the Just Us Girls challenge.

Finally – the Global Design Project is a theme challenge, and this card works perfectly for that one, too!

I started with some Canson 90lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper for my card front.  Using my Watercolor Pencils, I added some Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  I let the colors overlap – and added some Daffodil Delight to the Calypso Coral to make it a little peachier!

Once I had a lot of color laid down, I used my Aqua Pen to blur my scribbled lines and blend the color some.  Then I let it dry completely.

My sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Thinlit – cut once in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and once in Melon Mambo card stock.  When the card front was completely dry, I used Liquid Glue to add the Melon Mambo die cut, then I added the Dazzling Diamonds cut over the top – offsetting it a little for a shadow effect,

I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat, added a few Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

For the inner liner, I pulled out the new Lovely Laurels Thinlits (also available 1 June) and cut the little flourish dies from the corners of a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a piece of Melon Mambo card stock and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I cut the two little flourishes again – this time from Melon Mambo card stock – and used Liquid Glue to adhere the little cut out pieces to the front…

…and on the envelope flap, I used the pieces of card stock with the negatives of the little flourishes as stencils to sponge a little design in Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight.

Et Voila!  Super quick, super easy, super pretty!  A trifecta!!!  Hope you like – and will be adding this Happy Birthday Thinlit to your wish list!

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


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2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


See you mañana, y’all!

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Happy Birthday Thinlit and the Lovely Laurels Thinlits will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Canson 90lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper (non SU!): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

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Finn-Fan Fix…

One piece of getting ready for surgery-day is making sure all the animals are accounted for and taken care of (to my satisfaction!).  In a shining example of “timing is everything” – all the folks who would normally feed the horses and take Finn for the day are out of town.

The hospital is close enough I can feed the horses.

But I was hating the thought of Finn being in his kennel all day – and we’re not sure when we’ll get home tomorrow.

So – he’s going to Doggie Summer Camp!  I got a super recommendation for a spot and we took him yesterday for a visit and…well…an interview!!

It’s the No Place Like Home Kennel – and…it’s awesome!  The dogs are allowed to play with each other (if they’re well behaved – CHECK!) and play in the pond (if their parents let them – DOUBLE CHECK) and they take them for long runs in their huge fenced pasture (CHECK CHECK and CHECK)!!

During the interview (which – as I know you’ve guessed, he passed with flying colors! 😎) he met Ryder – a young Aussie-cross boarder.  

And they played….

…and they played.  Until Finn just stopped to pant.  And grin!

They have a young lady dog coming today that likes to leap off the dock and swim.  I suspect Finny will be in love.  And wet!

It’s an awesome-good spot and I know he’s going to have a great time!

Heck – I hope he even wants to come home when we pick him up!!

TTFN

M

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