Posts Tagged With: Mother’s Day card

Stampin’ Up! All Dressed to Impress For the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

When I saw the color challenge – I right away thought of the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP.  And, of course, the coordinating Dressed to Impress stamp set and bundled All Dressed Up Die set.  I ended up not using as much of the DSP as I’d figured, but…well.  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our challenge!

The layout and elements are inspired by Charlet Mallett’s beautiful card at this week’s Global Design Project CASE the Designer challenge!

I started with a piece of Basic Black that I embossed in my Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Petal Pink for the card front.

Also from Petal Pink, I cut a single “purse” with the die from the All Dressed Up Die set.  With Paper Snips, I trimmed off all but the large panel.  Then I embossed the die cut piece in the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.

With the buckle die in the All Dressed Up Die Set I cut a couple of buckles from a Gold Foil sheet.  I ran the end of some Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon thru each buckle – and then adhered them to the front of my purse with Glue Dots.

Then I popped the purse onto the embossed card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To get ready to decorate the purse, I cut two Frosted Bouquet “berries” out of Mint Macaron card stock.

On Whisper White, I stamped a bunch of the two different floral images from Dressed To Impress in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored them with my Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs – and cut them with their matching All Dressed Up dies.

I also stamped the sentiment from Dressed To Impress in Lovely Lipstick on Whisper White and cut it with the label die in the set.

To assemble the purse, I first adhered a Petal Pink Best Dressed Tassel on one buckle with a Glue Dot.  Then I started adhering the berries and flowers with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is popped on with Dimensionals.

I finished off the card front with Champagne Rhinestones in the middle of each flower – and a small bow from Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, adhered with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added more Dressed To Impress flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Around the flowers, I stamped some dots from the set in Mint Macaron.  Finally, I colored the flowers with my Blends and gave them a Champagne Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Lovely Lipstick card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Dressed To Impress flowers and dots on the front (no Rhinestones!)….

….and (finally!) some of the gorgeous Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  What a fun and flirty purse for Mother’s Day – and still a “card”!  Love the Dressed To Impress stamp set and the versatility of the bundled all Dressed Up Dies!

And – of course! – the uber-gorgeous Best Dressed DSP!  I hope you like – and will have it in your arsenal soon if you don’t already!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’ll be going live on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack

Stampin’ Up! posted the following update about the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack today:

We have SOLD OUT of the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (item 152314). As a reminder, supplies are limited for products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and may run out before the end of the promotion. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.

But – I DO have some good news!  The Golden Honey DSP is BACK IN STOCK again and is available as a Sale-a-bration selection with an order of $50+!  Whoo-hoo!

So get your orders in soon so that you don’t miss out on getting that awesome paper!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

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:

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

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); All Dressed Up die cut purse

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); All Dressed Up sentiment label; All Dressed Up Die cut flowers

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Frosted Bouquet die cut berries

Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ 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


No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Feminine, Joining Special, Mother's Day, Recruiting Special | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Jubilee Mother’s Day Card

Happy happy HAAWWWMP DAY!!  Whoo-hooo!!

I’ve got a really pretty card for you today (she says with blushing modesty…..) that is just perfect for Mother’s Day!  It uses two great bundles in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog…the Timeless Tulips and Birthday Jubilee bundles.  They go together perfectly!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

And the soft color scheme is from the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla that I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Petal Pink for the card front.

Then I cut two of the detailed die cut panels in the Jubilee Beauty Die Set from Very Vanilla and I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue. (It’s the middle die on the magnet in the picture below!)  I adhered the panels closer to the bottom of the card front so that there was about an inch “gap” at the top of the card front.

I used Glue Dots to wrap and secure a piece of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the panel – over the “seam” between the two panels.

For the bouquet, I stamped the large tulip in the Timeless Tulips stamp set on Very Vanilla – twice in Petal Pink, once in Terracotta Tile, once in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile and once in stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler.  So….five flowers.  I punched them all out with the Tulip Builder Punch (bundled with the stamp set for a 10% savings!).

I also stamped five stems in Pool Party on Very Vanilla and fussy cut them.

I laid out the flowers and stems and then got busy sticking them down!  The bottom three flowers are adhered with Liquid Glue and then I popped the final two on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stems in place.  You can see that I left the bottom parts of the stems sort of sticking up….

The sentiment, from the Timeless Tulips set, is stamped in Terracotta Tile on Very Vanilla.  I cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die – modifying it to make it a little smaller.  I showed y’all how to do that on my video a couple of days ago….here!

I tied a big-ish loose bow with the Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Then I popped my sentiment over the top of the bow with double-stack Dimensionals.  Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a perfect sentiment from the Birthday Jubilee stamp set in Terracotta Tile on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added a few tulips in Terracotta Tile and Petal Pink, with Pool Party stems and leaves.  Then I added a few more of the Champagne Rhinestone Jewels.  Cuz I love them so much! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more tulips on the front…

…and a single Petal Pink tulip on the back of the envelope!

Et Voila!  I love this color palette – especially in Timeless Tulips!

The Jubilee Beauty Dies create gorgeous texture on your projects – especially pretty in tone-on-tone Vanilla!  I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below as well as the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  I was invited to do a Wednesday Tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers this month and it went live this morning!  Check it out right here if you like!   http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/scoreboardgiftbox


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.


Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!  Your chance to get entered in the random drawing ends on 31 Jan.  Be sure to go HERE to get entered!!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


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.


Thirty-One Gifts January Customer Specials and New P.S Sets!

And…while supplies last thru 31 Jan….

I’ve got a party open thru the end of the month, so if you’ve got things you need – here’s a direct link!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Jubilee beauty Dies die cut panels on front (x2); 7/8′ x 2″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (sentiment); Timeless Tulips punched flowers and fussy cut stems


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


 

Lex Luther.

Ultron.

Thanos.

Super villains known throughout the universe as bad bad people.

Or…you know.  Whatever.

For Finn – there is one race of super-villains.

Do.  Not.  Be.  Fooled.

This is a dangerous villain!!

BOLO!!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Feminine, Joining Special, Mother's Day, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Thirty-One Gifts, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Just Because Woven Heirlooms Sneak Peek for Mother’s Day

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Mother’s Day!  Hope you’ve got plans to celebrate or BE celebrated today!  Wish I was closer to MY mom today!

My card is a Mother’s Day card (talk about outside the box) using a retiring Host Exclusive stamp set called Just Because – that I paired up with some new Woven Threads DSP and a fun textures image from the new Woven Heirlooms stamp set (the Woven Threads suite will be available on 4 Jun to customers!).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Feminine, Mother's Day, New Catalog Launch, New Catalog Shares, Shares, Sneak peek | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ UP! Just Because Of You for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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

I played with one of our wonderful Host-Exclusive stamp sets from the 2019 Occasions catalog – to make a card for Mother’s Day.  Just Because has perfect sentiments for the occasion – take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Craft Room, Feminine, Mother's Day, New Product, Special Promotions, Stamping Spot, Storage | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Floral Tea Time Together Mother’s Day Card

Hey y’all!  Happy Monday!

Oxymoron aside – I do hope you’ve got an easy week ahead of you!

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 replay, here it is on YouTube!

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Feminine, Joining Special, Mother's Day, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Floral Tea Together Video Sneak Peek!

Morning!  Hope you’re SO not even up yet when this posts – or, if you are, you’ve snuggled back in with that first cuppa!  I mean – it’s Sunday!  Chillax!

Since it’s Sunday – and I’m home – we’ll be doing our normal FB live video tonight at 8pm eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  This one will be a Mother’s Day card – using the Tea Together stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  Take a sneaky peek!

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Feminine, Mother's Day | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Mother’s Day Tea Time Together – and a Blog Candy Winner!

Happy happy Hawwwwwmmmmp Day!!  I hope wherever you are you are warm.  And that this ridiculous cold is getting ready to get gone.  Cuz…no.  That’s no bueno!

My card for today uses the Tea Together stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog, paired with the Tea Time Framelits in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  THAT one is something you can get for FREE right now with a $100 purchase (before shipping and tax).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Mother's Day, Retiring Products, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Having a good weekend??  I hope so.  We did some mowing yesterday – I rode the small zero-turn mower and Wayne worked the skid steer mower.  Everything looks so pretty when it’s all mowed and fresh looking.  And it smells so good!

We’re headed to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II today – I’ve heard great things about it already!  I’m even going to splurge and have popcorn! 🙂

So – tonight, on my Facebook Live video, we’re going to do two things.  First I’m going to spend a few minutes talking about the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and showing you how to use it.  Had a request, so that’s what we’re going to do!  Then, I’ll walk you thru a very pretty, springy Mother’s Day card using my favorite new Suite – the Delightful Daisy Suite!  Here’s a teaser…

Yep – you see a little peek of an Eastern Medallion!  Fun, huh?

You’ll see that I played with two challenges on this one.  The first inspired the layout and my choice of DSP.  That one’s the Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge.

And the Mother’s Day theme is from the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge.

So – hope you can join me tonight – right here – at 8pm Eastern!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: DNBUYHTG
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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Eastern Palace Ordering Special!!

Only Thru 8 May – only today and tomorrow remain!

Until close-of-business on 8 May – everyone who orders the Eastern Palace Premier bundle thru my Online Store will receive:

  • DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points (do the math – that’s EIGHT points – half way to that free $40 gift right off the bat!!)
  • A free Embellishment from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – my choice!!  

This is 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!!

Remember this Ordering Special is for folks who order the Premier Eastern Palace Bundle between now and the end of the Stampin’ Up! day on 8 May!  Don’t delay!  Get all the details on the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle – and handy links to order!! – right here!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares are Open

 

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!).  You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here.  Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!


The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles!  Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be!  Nope – they go away at the end of May.

Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle.  This one is perfect for the beginning crafter!!

This is Item #147196 – $60.50

The Starter Bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes 

Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle.  This one is perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎

This is Item #147207 – $103.50

This super-sized bundle includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
  • FREE GIFT: new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock 

Want more info on the bundles and the versatility of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits?  Here’s a quick video showing just some of the fun things you can do with this set!


 

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…

Did you guys watch the Derby yesterday?

I’ve vowed to boycott it, but every year we end up watching.

I’m married to a former jockey, so…interest is high.

This is how we watch the Derby here.  He’s usually exhorting one or the other jocks to push, “quit whoopin’ on him and ride”, go around, better get movin’ or some other sage advice.

He also can usually pick the winner before they’re half way down the back stretch.

It’s actually a pretty fun way to watch the race!  

Finn cared not one whit.

He was more interested in me stuffing his treat ball with freeze dried liver chunks.

Seriously – I thought he was going to fall over he was tilting his head so far!!  I think he was counting how many I was stuffing in there.

He’s kind of a goofus.

TTFN

M

Categories: Feminine, Mother's Day | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Succulents for Mother’s Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll know this is a color challenge week – I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse all the projects brought to you by the talented ladies in our hop group! 🙂

Here’s our color scheme – definitely one that’s in my wheelhouse!

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I used the Succulent Garden Suite of goodies to make my card – the Succulent Garden DSP, Oh So Succulent stamp set and the Succulents Framelits.  I know it’s kind of an obvious choice with these colors – maybe too obvious – but….it’s obvious for a reason, okay?? 🙂  Take a look-see:

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I used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge to help with my card layout.

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To begin, I matted three different designs from the Succulent Garden DSP on Old Olive card stock, then I SNAILd the smaller panels to the card front.

Then I made a sentiment panel – stamping the Oh So Succulent sentiment in Old Olive on Whisper White.  The sentiment image was too long for what I was doing, so I inked the first part only, stamped it, cleaned the stamp, inked the second half – and stamped it under the first image.

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I matted it on Old Olive and SNAILd it in place.

Using a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, I ran a length across the card, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I used a second piece and pulled all the strands out, wrapped them around the ribbon on the card, and tied a tight knot.

Next, I added the Lace Doily with the Whisper White Side up.

All that remained was to build my succulent flower!  I cut two of each of the three sizes of flowers – one each in Old Olive and Mint Macaron.  Then I used the little “end” stamps in the Oh So Succulent stamp set and stamped the little tips in Whisper White Craft Ink.  I used my Bone Folder to lightly curl all the tips of the flowers and then stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

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The center is a few Mint Macaron flowers – the ones that look a little like daisies – adhered with Liquid Glue.

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Wait a hot second!!  What’s that in the middle?

That, my friends, is a little flower cut with the new (available-to-customers on 21 Feb) Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper!  That paper will come in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum!

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I cut that Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper flower and added it in with a little more Liquid Glue, adhered the flower to the card front with Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Oh So Succulent sentiment in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.  In the bottom corner, I added a couple of succulent flowers.  I stamped the middle flower first, using Old Olive for the outline and Mint Macaron for the fill image.  Then I stuck a sticky note mask (that I’d remembered to save from the last time I used this set!), and added two smaller flowers.  Those are stamped in Tip Top Taupe for the outline and stamped-off-once Tip Top Taupe for the fill.

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I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

I added the same three Oh So Succulent flowers to the front of my Whisper White Envelope…

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…and gave the envelope flap a little more of the Succulent Garden DSP.

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Et Voila!  An organic and earthy card, made with one of my favorite suites in the Occasions catalog – the Succulent Garden!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


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Need more info?  Check all the details at my Promotions page, or consider the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! at my Join My Team page.

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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT      


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tip Top Taupe Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for vertical DSP panel); 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (mat for second DSP panel); 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for sentiment); Succulent Framelits die cut flowers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (vertical DSP panel); 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (second DSP panel); envelope flap

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Succulent Framelits die cut flowers

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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