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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Spooky Cat Punch Halloween

Mornin’, y’all!  By the time you read this, we should be on our way north a bit.  Our friend, Matt – you’ve heard me talk about the twins – just closed on his very first house!!  And we’re headed up with his parents to take the last of their furniture to him.  What a smart young man he is – bought a solid little house (in his price range!!) – that he and his brother and girlfriend (his brother’s – not his!) can live in now.  Saves them tons of rent, is close to the Vet School (for Chris) and, when they leave, will be an awesome little rental property.

And – they’re like…24?  25?

Wish I’d been that smart at their age.  I’d have wasted a lot less money on rent! 🙂

My card – sneaky peek, actually, for tonight’s FB Live Video (which will be ONE HOUR EARLIER THAN USUAL!!) – is my first Halloween card of the year.  I used a few new goodies from the 2017 Holiday catalog – the Cat Punch, Spooky Night DSP and the Spooky Cat stamp set.  Which is handily bundled in with the Cat Punch to save you a quick 10%.  Take a look-see:

So – I hope you’ll join me at 7pm Eastern (please note the earlier time!) and we’ll make this card up speedy-quick!  Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  Right…here.

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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.


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need 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  

I’m not even going to explain this picture.  I don’t think it needs any words.

Okay – maybe it does need a little narrative – lest you be misled as to the possible point of the picture.

Nope – it’s not my fat leg.

Nuh-uh.  Not the strangely greenish tint of the photo.

Wrong again – I don’t want to display my cool cat toy and cat hidey tent (although they are cool!).

Nope – it’s also not a sign of Finn’s undying love which will never ever falter.

This is a picture of pure begging dog.

Yes – I’m eating dinner.  And he thinks it smells pretty good.  It was SALAD, for crying out loud!

Okay – it did have smoked chicken in it but still…mostly lettuce!

He’s smart.  But…a little bit weird, maybe….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pick A Pumpkin Labels to Love Sneak Peek

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope your week went well and that you’re fixin’ to have a great weekend.  Big deal happening on Monday – anyone make special travel plans to witness it?  We’re pretty close to the path – it crosses the north end of GA.  So, I suspect it’ll get dark here.  

I just hope the aliens are more like ET and less like the dudes in Independence Day.

Just sayin’!

My card for today took some inspiration from a sample in the 2017 Holiday catalog and is a sneak peek of a fun little set called Pick a Pumpkin.  It’s bundled with a really cool set called the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits dies.  I used a sentiment from the Labels to Love stamp set (also in the new catty).  Take a look-see:

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The rather unusual layout is a result of this week’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

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And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I went down the right side.  And across the bottom (with “Pumpkin” as the “free” space!) – I’m an over-achiever!

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I started out with a panel of Crushed Curry and embossed it in the Layered Petals Dynamic TIEF.  Hint:  When you emboss your card stock, start with a panel a little bigger than you actually need.  Perhaps you’ve noticed card stock seems to shrink when you dry-emboss it?  It’s cuz you’re smooshing up the fibers.  So – emboss it and then trim it down to size.

You’re welcome.

I Fast Fuse’d that to a Cajun Craze mat.

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For my angled art work, I started with a piece of Danson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper – about the size of a regular A2 card front.  Using my Aqua Painter, I did a quick wash in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie, picking up the ink from the lid of my ink pads.

I cut the panel down to size – sort of arbitrarily picking my angles and using my Stampin’ Trimmer.  I laid it over a piece of Cajun Craze, and cut it down as well.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the watercolor paper to the mat.

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I used the splatter image in the Timeless Textures stamp set to add Pumpkin Pie splatters all over the panel.  And then I got busy!

Using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, I cut a large pumpkin from Peekaboo Peach card stock, several leaves and tendrils in Vellum card stock, a couple in Copper Foil, a tendril in Old Olive card stock, and a few little bits and pieces that come out of one of the pumpkin dies.

I also stamped one pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla and cut it with the matching die.  An Old Olive branch of leaves seemed like a grand idea, too!

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I stamped a couple of leaves images from Pick a Pumpkin in Early Espresso directly on the watercolor panel.  To start my collage, I stuck a Glue Dot to the panel and adhered several loops of Copper Metallic Thread.  Then I started building the remainder of the elements with Liquid Glue.  As you can see, I also added a few wooden Touches of Nature Elements.  I added the stamped pumpkin with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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The sentiment is from the Labels to Love stamp set.  I colored just the words of the sentiment with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped it on Very Vanilla.  Then I cut it out with a die from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.  I edged it with my Pumpkin Pie Marker and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I cut the star-filled pumpkin die from Patterned Pumpkins from the corner of a Very Vanilla panel and edged it with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.  I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and then added the pumpkin back in with a little Liquid Glue.

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

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped a smaller Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin in Cajun Craze – then covered it with a sticky note mask and stamped the larger pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie…

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…and I added an appropriate-feeling piece of paper from the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  While it may not be exactly “clean and fresh-lined” (LOL!) – I really love how the collage turned out.  Hope you like!

The Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits die set is just so cool – chock full of dies just begging to be clustered and collage-i-fied.  I know you’re going to want this bundle, y’all!!

TTFN

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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.


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and bundled Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits, the Labels to Love stamp set and the Painted Autumn DSP will be available on 1 Sept!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Danson Watercolor Paper: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ at the longest point (angled panel)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits die cuts (including sentiment).

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ at the longest point (mat for angled watercolor panel)

Vellum Card Stock, Copper Foil, Old Olive Card Stock and Peekaboo Peach Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits die cuts

Painted Autumn DSP: envelope flap

 

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


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


Finn-Fan Fix  

Y’all – I have a very smart little dog.  I mean…seriously.

How do I know this?

Cuz…he likes his AC and his fan – just like his mom.

And his mom is smart.  

I learned this in Logic Class:

Mom is Smart. (A=C)

Finn is like Mom. (B=A)

Therefore, Finn is Smart. (B=C)

Logic.  Plain and simple.

Check it.

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Over to the right side of the picture is a vent in the cabinet toe-kick.  An Air Conditioning vent.  You can’t see it – but all his little hairs are just a-blowing-in-the-breeze.

He goes out for a little while – then shows up at the back door to come in.  And heads to “his spot” to cool off right quick!

Sometimes his furry hind-end is a little too hot, so he aims it just right…

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And sometimes – across the “aisle” isn’t quite close enough and he has to get close-as-can-be.  To cool off even quicker.

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Like I said.  Smart boy! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you – today I got signed up for OnStage in November!  Whoo-hoo!  And Amy and Jari and Julie and Beth are all going, too.  It’s going to be so much fun!!  And it’s in Salt Lake City – where I’ll already be (sort of) for work!  Timing is everything!

So today’s card uses another new stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  It’s called Count My Blessings – and has beautiful floral images and two sentiments printed in beautiful fonts.  I used it with some Wood Textures DSP and the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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My layout was inspired by the sketch at TGIF Challenges.

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And the color palette is from this week’s Sunday Stamps color challenge.

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I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, and Flirty Flamingo!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I stamped it all over with the leaves image from the Count My Blessings stamp set (coming on 1 Sept) in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I ran the panel thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Daffodil Delight.

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Next up is the ribbon treatment.  I laid down a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive and then added folds of the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon.  I used a few Glue Dots to keep some of the more…recalcitrant folds where they belonged!

My art is a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  I heat embossed the flower image from Count My Blessings in Champagne Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Wait.

What?!?  Champagne Embossing Powder?

Well – sort of.  I took a tip from Shawn de Oliveira and made a one-to-one mix of Gold and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I think it’s pretty darned close! 🙂

Once they’d cooled, I used my Blender Pens to color the flowers – first in Blushing Bride and then I added shadow accents with Flirty Flamingo.  I used Daffodil Delight for the leaves, then added some touches of Lemon Lime Twist.

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I matted the panel on Daffodil Delight.  For the smaller strip, I cut a piece of Calypso Coral card stock, embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and then adhered it to the back of the art panel.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered it on the card front.

The sentiment, from Count My Blessings, is stamped in Calypso Coral on Whisper White.  I edged it with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker and matted it on Daffodil Delight.  Then I added it to the card front, with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

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I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added another “Champagne” heat embossed floral from Count My Blessings to a Shimmery White panel.  And colored it like I’d done the flowers on the front.  I also added a few more Pearl Basic Jewels.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel on Daffodil Delight and into my Calypso Coral card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a final “Champagne” heat embossed and colored flower from Count My Blessings on the front…

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…and more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.  I even added more of the Lemon Lime Twist leaves from Count My Blessings.

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Et Voila!  I love this little set – and I think it’s one that you may scoot right by in the catalog.  It’s not terribly flashy – but it’s gorgeous.  I mean – look at that font!  Beautiful!  I hope you like – and Count Your Blessings will make its way on to your wish list! 🙂

Mary  



HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS

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.


The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!


Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!


Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Count Your Blessings stamp set will be available on 1 Sept!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed strip on front)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat under art panel); 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Wood Textures  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  

So – remember the dog that wouldn’t eat fish yesterday?

Remember what I said about him and fish?

Well – I watched him sit in the “circle of begging” around Wayne this evening.  It went Katy – Finn – Leo.  All wanting a bite of Salmon.

Which – the last time I checked – is…FISH??

Yes.  Yes it is.

Later – we tossed the fish skins over the fence at the back of the property.  He snuck under and ate them.

Again.  FISH!

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Mr. Salmon-Wouldn’t-Melt-in-His-Mouth….

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Kitty Cat Punch

Mornin’, y’all!  Making our way thru the week – it’s practically the weekend again!

Not…

For today’s card, I played along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge – which was a CASE The Designer challenge.

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And we even got to pick which designer to CASE.  I selected this card from Shawn de Oliveira.

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I did change it up a little, but I kept many of the same elements.  I’ve been wanting to use the new Cat Punch (coming on 1 Sept!), so I used him over some Painted Autumn DSP.  Take a look-see:

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I started with a card base from a piece of Thick Very Vanilla card stock, and I ran just the front of the card thru the Big Shot inside the new Quilt Top TIEF.
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Stampin’ Up! Year of Cheer and Snowflake Sentiments

Hey y’all – welcome to Monday!

I’m going to keep this pretty short – Sunday’s sale was successful, fun and…long!  So…since I’m writing this on Sunday night – I need to get off to bed so I can get up and have Monday!

If you were able to join me last night – I appreciate it, and hope I wasn’t too…bumble-dy!  If you didn’t get to watch live, here’s a link to the video on YouTube.  Hope you enjoy it!

What we did last night was make some little note cards – we’ve got new 3″ Square Envelopes in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and Mini Pizza Boxes!  The boys are the perfect size for holding three little note cards and envelopes.  I made the cards with Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and some embellishments.  Take a look-see:

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They’re all made by simply scoring and folding a 3″ x 6″ piece of new Year of Cheer Specialty DSP at 3″.   Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Cafe Hello Fall!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’re ready to do something fun – or at least useful!  Or…maybe you plan to just rest and recuperate…see a movie?  

I am ready for Fall.

I want the leaves to turn, I want to need a t-shirt or long-sleeve in the morning.  I want the ponies to start to get fuzzy and the flies to die.

Yes – die.  I’m sorry, but that’s just how I feel about flies.

In short – I’m done with heat and humidity.  Bring on a little chill!

My card today is a loud and strident collage calling for Fall!  I used the Merry Cafe stamp set (new on 1 Sept) – which so handily works with the Coffee Cups Framelits! – and a few leaves from the new Gourd Goodness stamp set.  Take a look-see:

My layout comes from this week’s MFT Card Challenge. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Painted Autumn Harvest Sneak Peek

Okay – so we made it!  It’s the weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  And also – whew! 😉

So the problem with a ginormous pre-order (or even a more modest ginornous-adjacent pre-order such as I did) is that it’s darned near impossible to narrow that first card down to one stamp set or bundle.  Obviously I picked the ones I loved the MOST from the new catalog – and that was hard, cuz nearly every page had one or two or five somethings on it that I loved!  So…how to pick the most loved of the loved?

I finally decided to use the Painted Autumn Suite – it was the one that caught my eye first, after all.  So – I pulled out the Autumn Harvest stamp set, the new Leaf Punch and the Painted Autumn DSP.  And I also ended up using a nice little sentiment from the Lovely Words Thinlits and Dragonfly Dreams!  Take a look-see:

My layout for this one was inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.

And I also took some hints from a new (to me!) challenge – the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I love Tic Tac Toe challenges!!

I went down the right column on that one.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I cut about a 3″ x 4″ piece of Window Sheet and punched it with the new (coming on 1 Sept!) Leaf Punch in the Painted Autumn Suite to make a stencil.  Across my Very Vanilla panel, using wedges of Stampin’ Sponges, I added leaf stencils in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I went back over them with Garden Green.  And I cut a piece of Vellum card stock the same size as the Vanilla panel.

For my half circle at the bottom, I traced the shape of my Tear & Tape Adhesive roll on the backside of a piece of Painted Autumn DSP and fussy cut the shape.  Around the edges, I added faux stitches in Cajun Craze with my Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using my Fine-Tip Glue pen, I added glue on the back of the Vellum panel – only under the portion where I knew my half-circle was going to be placed – and adhered it over the leaf-strewn card front.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat.

My stamped sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  I stamped the first three words in Cajun Craze just above my half circle. Then I finished the sentiment by cutting three Lovely Words thinlits in Cajun Craze and snipping just the words out.  I stacked them up with little dabs of Liquid Glue.  
To be honest – I wasn’t sure what a “stacked sentiment” was – so…I stacked stamped words on top of the die cut word and I also stacked three die cuts.  I ought to be covered! 😉

I adhered the stacked sentiment to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I made some leaves.  Using Vellum card stock again, I stamped the veins image from Autumn Harvest (also available on 1 Sept – or now…ask me how!) in Garden Green and then I stamped the fill image over top in Lemon Lime Twist.  I also did one more on a piece of Very Vanilla.  I punched them all out with the new Leaf Punch and creased the leaves with my Bone Folder (now that I’ve found that trick – expect to see it a lot!).

The oh-so-pretty sunflowers are part of one of the beautiful papers in the Painted Autumn DSP – I fussy cut them right out of the paper!  And – just to make them pop – I edged each flower with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using Fine-Tip Glue and some regular white Liquid Glue, I adhered the large sunflower and some Vellum leaves.  Then I popped the smaller sunflower on with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the Very Vanilla leaf and stuck it up under the small sunflower with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I tied a bow with the new linen-thread-on-steroids Jute Twine (love!) and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I added more faux stitches around the edge of the Vellum in Cajun Craze then I added little dots of Fine-Tip Glue to the underside of the Vellum, under the leaves and flowers, to help adhere it to the card front.  I also added two eensy-weensy-tiny dabs under the stitches in the top corners.  And that finished off the card front!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Autumn Harvest in Cajun Craze to a Very Vanilla panel (isn’t it wonderful?!?).  Then I stamped a Garden Green and Lemon-Lime Twist leaf next to the sentiment.

Do you think I should have added the faux stitches?  I couldn’t decide and so I left them off.  I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I added more of the Autumn Harvest leaves in Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist to the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and then gave the envelope flap a covering of a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP.

Et Voila!  I kinda sorta love love LOVE this suite!!  It’s absolutely gorgeous – with its painterly images in the stamp set and the beautiful coordinating paper.  I think it’ll be a go-to all thru the dog-days of summer and into the Fall!  I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this Suite!!  Hope you like!

Speaking of getting your hands on it – you could!!  How?  

Glad you asked!  Folks who join Stampin’ Up! now can select from the new Holiday Catalog to fill their Starter Kits!  So…you, too, could be making beautiful cards with this Suite right now!  Give me shout – or check out all the reasons joining with me is a good idea, right here on my Join My Team page!

TTFN

Mary



HOST CODE FOR 1 AUGUST – 15 AUGUST: 2QVU4G6X

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.


You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Check the digits:

There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

Here’s how to redeem your coupons (click the pic to make it human-sized!):


 

This is the last 2017 Tax Holiday weekend  

Check to see if it’s YOUR State!



There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.  What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time!  If you live in one of the lucky states (sorry – GA decided to opt out this year! 😦 ), make sure to take advantage of the holiday.

Refer to this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.

You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The products in the Painted Harvest Suite – Autumn Harvest stamp set, Leaf Punch, Painted Harvest DSP and Jute Twine – will be available to customers on 1 Sept.  They’re available to demonstrators right now! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Words Thinlit sentiments (x3)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); One Autumn Harvest leaf  

Vellum Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (layered over card front); Three Autumn Harvest leaves

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ wide by approx 1 1/2″ at the top of the circle (half circle on bottom of card front); envelope flap; fussy cut sunflowers

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  

One of Finny’s most endearing traits is his ability to go from a hundred to zero in the blink of an eye.

And he’s almost always pretty close by when he hits zero.

Sometimes almost too close.

Not really – there’s not really any such thing.

What a love.

TTFN

M  

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