Posts Tagged With: Masculine Card

Stampin’ Up! Many Mates In Good Taste Birthday!

Good morning and happy Memorial Day!  Hope you’ll have a great day with family and socially-distanced friends – with good food and fun.  And a moment to remember the sacrifice behind the holiday!

Do you guys realize that we’re only NINE days away from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog going LIVE?!?  Happy Dance Happy Dance!!  Of course, that also means that we’re only EIGHT days from the end of the Retiring goodies – so….be sure to pick up your favorites before they’re gone for good!

Now – my card for today uses the Many Mates stamp set.  Again.  Sorry for the quick repeat, but…this card came to my brain and it needed this sentiment.  This time, I paired it with some Misty Moonlight paper from the In Good Taste DSP.  Take a look-see:

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

 

This one is super easy – letting the wonderful In Good Taste do all the work.

I started with a pretty Misty Moonlight and Gray Granite paper from the In Good Taste DSP that I matted on Bumble Bee for the card front.

The middle panel is a second pattern in the DSP pack – also matted on Bumble Bee.

I ran a length of new Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon thru a slide from the Antiqued Corners & Slides (new in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) then I wrapped it around the small panel and secured it in the back with Glue Dots.

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

On a piece of Gray Granite, in Night of Navy, I stamped the Many Mates sentiment using my Stamparatus.  Then I punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

I added faux stitches with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, then I popped the tag on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered one Bumble Bee dot from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and…the card front was done!

On the inside, on a Gray Granite panel, I stamped a second Many Mates sentiment in Night of Navy.  Across the bottom is a Bumble Bee-matted strip of the In Good Taste DSP.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the “Celebrate” sentiment from Many Mates stamped across the front in Night of Navy…

…and more of the pretty In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Many Mates is so stinkin’ useful – with sentiments ranging from this birthday wish to Sympathy, Thanks, retirement and congratulations!!

Look how different this card looks from the last one I made with this set.

Th difference?  The In Good Taste DSP!

I hope you like – and are counting down the days till you can get it all for yourself!  Of course – there IS a way to get it all RIGHT NOW!!  Yes – join the team now and you can select from these goodies to fill your Starter Kit!  Check the deets down below!!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Want to Join Us?

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 1 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Gray Granite Card Stock: Tailored Tag Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (middle DSP panel); 1″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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


Somedays, when the weather is fine, Finny and I just sit on the porch at the barn.

Enjoying the birds.  And the flowers.

The quiet of a garden is good for the soul.

Be it human or dog. 🙂

Finn sleeps.  I read.

Not at all a bad way to spend a few minutes on a lovely Georgia spring morning! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! World of Good Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

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

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

I went – once again – to the wonderful new Beautiful World Bundle – part of the World of Good Suite in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  And…it’s a fun-fold.  Again.

Sorry?

Nope – not sorry.

Take a look-see:

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

I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – going across the middle row!

I first saw this fun-fold on my friend Karen Ksenazakovic’s blog and decided to try one of my own!

I started by cutting my piece of Early Espresso 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock as shown in the video.  First I scored it at 5 1/2″ along the long side.  Then I scored it along the short side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.

Using my Paper Trimmer, I cut out the small rectangles on one side.

Once I folded the card stock, I was left with a tent card that holds a secret “gate card” on the inside!

Next, I adhered some wordly paper from the World of Good Specialty DSP to the front of the card base with Liquid Glue.

I cut a piece of Bumble Bee card stock and embossed it in the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.  With a sponge, I lightly brushed over the raised areas of the card stock with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I tore the edges of the panel and adhered it to the card front, on an angle, with Liquid Glue.

With the die in the World Map Die set (bundled with Beautiful World), I cut out a bunch of North America world dies (there’s also a die with the “other” half of the world) from Crumb Cake and used Liquid Glue to adhere them to a Crumb Cake panel.  Then I used my Trimmer to cut the panel down to the size I wanted – and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using SNAIL, I adhered a length of Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon and a piece of the open-weave ribbon in the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (all this ribbon will be available to you on 3 Jun!!).

Using the dies in the World Map Die set, I cut a Mossy Meadow circle and a detailed globe and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  I also cut a “stand” from some new Brass Foil (coming 3 Jun), and added it with Liquid Glue, too.  Then I adhered it to the card front.

I tied a double-loop Linen Thread bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Beautiful World sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Bumble Bee card stock and cut it with a die from the Tasteful Labels Die set (3 Jun).  Then I popped it over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I matted two pieces of World of Good Specialty DSP on Bumble Bee and then to the gates with Liquid Glue.

On the All-the-Way-Inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Beautiful World in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White.  Then I added a compass in Crumb Cake over top.  In the corner, I stamped a Mossy Meadow inkwell and Crumb Cake quill.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the inkwell and quill on the front…

…and more of the World of Good Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I LOVE this hidden-gate fun fold (I just made that up – I have NO idea if that’s what it’s called!), don’t you??  It’s another great opportunity to showcase our beautiful papers and stamp sets, like this Beautiful World and the bundled World Map Dies, and World of Good Specialty DSP!  This is going to be a go-to Suite when you need a masculine card, I am thinking!

I hope you like!

And I can help you get this stamp set – either now as a new demonstrator (yes, you can select pre-order goodies for your Starter Kit!!) or after 3 June (consider my Online Host Club!!).  Give me a shout!

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

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

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

JoinNow_Button


New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  There aren’t a lot of spaces available!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored, cut and folded at shown above)

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed and torn mat); Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment); 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for gates); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (panel on front); World Maps die cut globes on front

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: World Maps die cut circle and globe

Brass Foil Sheet: World Maps die cut globe stand

Whisper White Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

World of Good Specialty DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – gates); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


I give you…Wayne “training” Finn to leave his plate alone after lunch.

Step 1 – place plate on arm of chair…

…ensuring dog sees said plate.

Step 2 – using hand signals, tell dog “leave it”.

Step 3 – analyze dog’s reaction to “leave it” command.

Expert analysis of reaction….uhm….unprintable on a public blog.

Step 4 – assess efficacy of training session.

Expert analysis…epic FAIL. 😉

Better luck next time, Dad!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is For the Boys/Men!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

Because I really just couldn’t help myself, I pulled out a new bundle – well the Suite, really – all available on 3 Jun!  My card today showcases the wunnermus new World of Good Suite – anchored by the Beautiful World stamp set and bundled World Map dies.  And this suite is where you’ll find the amazing World of Good Specialty DSP and my new favorite thing…Antiqued Corners & Slides.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some of the beautiful Mossy Meadow paper from the World of Good Specialty DSP that I matted on Early Espresso for the card front.  A smaller piece, also matted on Early Espresso, created the middle panel.

Next, I used a square Stitched Shapes Die to cut down one of the great smaller cards in the new Beautiful World Memories & More Card Pack and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the circle die in the World Map Dies, I cut a circle from the same scripty design in the World of Good Specialty DSP.  I used the detailed die (this is the one with North America – but there’s ALSO a die featuring the other half of the world!!) to cut a Gold Foil world.

I adhered that to the DSP circle with Liquid Glue and popped it onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I threaded some of the new 1/4″ Faux Suede Trim – also part of this Suite and available on 3 Jun – thru an Antiqued Slide and then adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot and a little Liquid Glue.

To finish off, I added an Antiqued Corner at each corner of the scripty panel with a Glue Dot (don’t you think they make it look like a really cool and elegant desk pad?!? Ha – you do now even if you didn’t before!! ) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used more of the scripty World of Good Specialty DSP and, with my Stamparatus, added a sentiment from the Beautiful World stamp set in Early Espresso.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got an Early Espresso world map image from the Beautiful World stamp set on the front…

…and more of the Mossy Meadow World of Good Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay – who’s with me here?!  World of Good is a SUPER wonderful suite – filled with vintage and masculine-oriented images and the World of Good Specialty paper is just….swoon-worthy!  The Beautiful World stamp set – with the bundled World Map Dies will let you create cards for thank you’s, writers, travelers and just because!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!  You’ll be able to pick up all the new Suite goodies on 3 Jun (unless you Join Now – and then…you could pick them today.  Just sayin’…).

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump back to Amy’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been up to!

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Karen Ksenzakovic

Sue Prather

Jaimie Babarczy

Leslie Larkin

Karen Finkle

Connie Troyer

Akiko Sudano

Julie Johnston

Terry Lynn Bright

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

JoinNow_Button


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 4 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for front middle DSP panel)

World of Good Memories & More Card Pack: 2 5/8″ square Stitched Shapes die cut (sentiment)

World of Good Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front middle DSP panel); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, Bon Voyage, Catalog Sneak Peek, Going Away card, Graduation Card, Life Event, masculine, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Retirement, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed in the Clubhouse for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

For my card today, I used a couple of new goodies that you’ll be able to get for free when the Sale-a-Bration Second Release goes live on 3 Mar (or….quicker if you join my team – just throwing that out there!).  I picked the Well Dressed stamp set (new SAB) and the Clubhouse stamp set (2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog), plus…Flowering Florals Specialty DSP (new SAB!) to make you a masculine birthday card.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Second Release Sneak Peek, Catalog Sneak Peek, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, masculine, New Product, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! By the Dockside for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

Yesterday I brought you guys a Mother’s Day card – so it seemed fair to bring a Father’s Day card today!  And I’d been hankering to use the new By the Dock and bundled Dockside Dies, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity!  Take a look-see:

Seriously – the jumping frog?!?

As I mentioned, this was Sketch week – and here’s what we were working with!

And, I’m playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

 

I started with some Clubhouse DSP that I matted on Crumb Cake for the card front.

Using some SNAIL, I adhered a short-ish piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon onto the card front.

On a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, I stamped a sentiment from the By the Dock set in Soft Suede ink.  Then I cut it out with the largest label die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  That’s popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I started stamping and cutting the little pieces and parts to finish off the design.

On scrap Crumb Cake, I stamped the oars from the stamp set twice in Soft Suede ink and cut them with their matching dies in the Dockside Dies.  I cut “grass” in Granny Apple Green (two of these), Garden Green and Old Olive vellum from the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Vellum Pack.  I also cut a few extra “cattail” tops from a little bit more Crumb Cake – just the tops.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere those to the cattails on the grasses – I colored one of them with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.

I built the collage from the grass up using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the cardstock die cuts – and Glue Dots for the vellum grass.

The little frog is a die cut from the Dockside Dies – and is adhered with Liquid Glue.  And he’s about as cute as can be, isn’t he?!?

You can see I tucked the two oars in and amongst the grass – using Liquid Glue to secure them.

I added a few Night of Navy gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Soft Suede to a Whisper White panel.  Underneath, I stamped the shoreline image in Crumb Cake.  Then I used a Blender Pen to pull some of the Crumb Cake ink down – and to add Old Olive here and there.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the shoreline image again – and a super-cute Old Olive frog – on the front….

…and more of the plaid Clubhouse DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So – we’ve got a boat and my husband fishes.  Which makes this By the Dock and matching Dockside Dies a really fun bundle for me.  But…I have to say – the leaping frog is what did it for me!  I mean – seriously cute.  I hope you like!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JAN – 31 JAN: MSQKN6C2

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Coordination Product Release!!

Have you heard the rumors about DIE Sets that match Sale-A-Bration stamp sets?

Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂


SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:Hosts with qualifying orders or customers with individual orders of $300+ will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384)!

  • Customer, workshop and online orders all qualify for this stamp set.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order or workshop (only the host of the workshop will receive the free stamp set).
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

 

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

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Die cut label (sentiment); Dockside die cut oars

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

Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock: Dockside die cut grass

Garden Green Card Stock: Dockside die cut grass

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: Dockside die cut grass and frog

Clubhouse 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


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Country Clubhouse for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I decided it was time to go to a new-to-me bundle – the Clubhouse bundle.  Along with some of the coordinating Country Club DSP – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Playful Penguins Side by Side

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! On To Adventure – For Me!

Morning, you guys!  Happy happy HAWWWMP Day!!

It’s kind of a day of new beginnings here in Atlanta for us.  My card today will give you a hint, I think!

I decided it was a great time to ink up a new stamp set called…On To Adventure.  Take a look-see:

I played along with The Paper Players this week for this one.

I started with some Night of Navy paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP and matted it on Merry Merlot for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the cute golfer guy from the On To Adventure set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  While I had the stamp out, I also stamped it in Granny Apple Green on some Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights DSP.

I cut the guy out of the Whisper White using a Rectangle Stitched Die.  Then I used my Ivory, Light Mango Melody, Light Smoky Slate and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends to color him.  I fussy cut the jacket from the Granny Apple Green image and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the image.  Then I adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the On To Adventure sentiment in Merry Merlot on Whisper White and cut it with a smaller Rectangle Stitched Die.  That I popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus again to add a second On To Adventure sentiment in Merry Merlot to a Whisper White panel.  At the bottom, I added a second retiree in Tuxedo Black and used my Blends to color him!  Do you like his Granny Apple Green/Night of Navy/Mango Melody outfit? 😉  He’s also got cool shades – Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker for those!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Merry Merlot mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the camera-toting retiree on the front…

…and I added more Night of Navy DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this is just the cutest stamp set – everyone needs On To Adventure in their tool box!  Whether it’s for a friend or….for yourself!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Can you guess our new beginning? 😉


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: TENNESSEE is next up – your weekend is 26 – 28 July!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


 Just One Week Left!

You’ve got one more week to earn Bonus Days coupons!  Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

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

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (Granny Apple Green); Fussy cut shirt

Neutrals 6″ x 6″  DSP (Night of Navy): 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


My Mom is Retiring!  Only Stampin’ Up! and other fun trips for her now – and I’ll probably get to go every time!!

Whoo-hooo!!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Dino Days for A Good Man for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebrate Summer!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to go to the beach.  With dinosaurs.

No – no dinosaurs.  Just the DinoRAUR Suite.  And then I added a little Come Sail Away DSP and a couple of goodies from the A Good Man set.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Come Sail Away DSP and matted it on Crumb Cake for the card front.  Then I used SNAIL and some Glue Dots to adhere a length of new 3/8″ Denim Ribbon.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the image from A Good Man in Crumb Cake to start my beach-y scene.

I stamped the image again – on a sticky note this time – and roughly fussy cut it to make a mask.  Then I stamped it AGAIN – on some Balmy Blue striped Come Sail Away DSP.  I fussy cut just the shirt from that one.

I laid the sticky note mask over the stamped image and then stamped the palm trunks from Dino Days in Crumb Cake twice – when I lifted up the mask, the trees were “behind” the lounging man! 🙂

I colored my lounger-guy with my Light Balmy Blue (hat), Light Night of Navy (shorts); Ivory (skin) and Crumb Cake (“sand” and lounge chair) Stampin’ Blends.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the fussy cut “shirt”.

I added some Mossy Meadow leaves from Dino Days.  I matted the panel on Crumb Cake and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Whisper White I stamped 5 more leaves and cut them with the Dino Dies.  I lightly curled each leaf and used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the top of the trees.

I stamped the A Good Man sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut it with the Classic Label Punch.  Then I edged it with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it onto the card front with Dimensionals.  A new Designer Element in the middle of the palm tree leaves finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added some Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Dino Days palm trees to a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Dino Days palms on the front…

…and a little more Come Sail Away DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Now – seriously.  Does that NOT look like a totally wonderful way to pass a summer day!?!  And – aren’t you glad there are no Dino Days pterodactyls flying by??!  I bet our lounging dude from A Good Man sure is!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Akiko’s been up to!

Karen Ksenzakovic

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Paula Vincent

Connie Troyer

Leslie Larkin

Karen Finkle

Shirley Gentry

Julie Johnson

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Akiko Sudano

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Classic Label Punch (sentiment); Dino Die cut leaves

Come Sail Away 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


 

No FFFs on Blog Hop Days

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing Home For You!

Well.  Say it with me, now!  Happy Happy (I’m pointing the mic out at YOU!!!)…HHAWWWMP DAY!!!

I’ve got a simple little card (well – actually it’s a bit BIGger than usual!) for you today – using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack and the Sailing Home bundle.  Take a look-see:

For the color scheme, I played along with the cool Just Us Girls challenge this week.

Heck – I even used Blues as my color! 🙂

I started with one of the cool laser-die-cut panels in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack and used Liquid Glue around the edge to adhere it to a Whisper White cardstock panel for the card front.

I wrapped a length of new 3/8″ Denim Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I used another – smaller – panel from the card pack and cut it down a little more.  Then I adhered a same-size piece of Night of Navy to the card front with Liquid Glue.  I popped the Memories & More card over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from the Sailing Home stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White – then I cut it with the little banner die in the Smooth Sailing Die set.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the sail boat panel.

I used a couple more dies to cut a Night of Navy wheel and a Balmy Blue rope.  I adhered them next to the card with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped a Sail Away Trinket (the anchor) on with a Glue Dot.

I tied a bow from the Denim Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Sailing Home sentiment in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  I placed both sailboat stamps on an acrylic block, inked them in Balmy Blue and stamped them once on scrap paper.  Without re-inking, I stamped them over top of the sentiment.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Large Memories & More Envelope got full-strength Balmy Blue sailboats on the front…

…and I added some Come Sail Away DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Come Sail Away suite remains one of my favorite new products from the new catalog – how about you??  I just love the coordinating Sailing Home stamp set and bundled Smooth Sailing Dies and the perfect Come Sail Away DSP.  And the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack?  Fug-et-aboutit!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: QU3GVKSZ

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


My Retired Sale List is Live!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!


New 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order! It’s designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

You can click on the picture above and open the flyer – then print it and keep it by your embossing machine and new 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  It’s got your new “sandwich” information right on it!

Get ALL the details here – and then head over to my Online Store to get yours ordered!!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 6 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat under sailboat panel on front); Smooth Sailing die cut wheel

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 4″ x 6″ (inner liner); Smooth Sailing die cut sentiment

Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack: Card Front; 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sailboat panel on front)

Come Sail Away 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


“A Morning in the Life of a Working Aussie.”

                                                                By Finn.

First – we clean the barn and spread the manure.  I help my Mom get around the place, making sure she doesn’t get losed.  Or accosted by a squirrel.  Or one of those danged BUGS!

Then, we stop to make sure the ponies have clean, fresh water, cuz it’s really hot right now and they like a good drink.

So do I!

Finally, once all our morning chores are done, we come back in the house.

The air conditioning feels really good – and it always makes me kind of sleepy.

So – I sleep!

TTFN
M

 

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