Posts Tagged With: Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine Reveal

Hey y’all!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope you’re having a great week. Had a good day yesterday for my birthday.  We had Popeyes for lunch – did a little shopping – and got our first of the two-shot Shingles vaccine – yes, WE know how to celebrate a birthday, for sure!! LOL!!

I really want to thank all of you for the wonderful birthday wishes I got all day – in the mailbox – in the InBox – on Facebook.  I appreciate each and every one of you very much!!  I’ve hijacked Finn’s spot today and tomorrow – cuz the cards I’ve received are wonderful and I want to share them with y’all! 🙂

My bright yellow Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived the other day and I thought I’d put it together lickety split – cuz…it really looked like a great kit!

As soon as I opened the box – I knew I was right – it IS a great kit!

I found the sweet exclusive Box of Sunshine stamp set and a Basic Black Ink Spot…

…and all the pieces and parts to make eight cards – decorate the box for sending/gifting – AND leave me with plenty of leftover elements to use to create more cards!

The eight cards went together really quickly – some stamping – a little sticker-sticking and some dimensionalizing and…

How sweet are those cards?

And – in the spirit of no-nekkid-envelopes….SU! pre-printed them for us with pretty gold-foil accents!

So pretty and fun!

I decorated my box – and will pick one of the four card-designs to include when I mail it out!

Box of Sunshine, indeed!

So – in case you’re wondering – here’s Sara with a quick video on how it all goes together!

Cool, right?

Well – I’ll tell you what – the July Paper Pumpkin looks to be very cool, too!  Check it out!

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit!  In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the ADD-ON you can purchase along with it!

The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs.  This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit.  Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you’ll be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

The Deets:

Summer Nights Kit

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy
  • The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Summer Nights Add-On

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Contains 24 pre-printed card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

You’ll be able to purchase the Add-On starting 1 July, while supplies last! Item 154973 – $10

Note: During demonstrator product testing, SU! learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.  Whoo-hoo!!

Okay – they had me at “tealight bags”!! – and I bet lots of folks are going to be excited for those, too.  Which means…this one could sell out in a hurry!  So…if you’re already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – don’t suspend or skip for this month!  If not, but you’d like to sign up, there are two ways!

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

OR…

…you can do a Prepaid Subscription!

Choose Your Prepaid Subscription Now!

Just a note!  To get the July Summer Nights kit – you MUST be signed up/active by the 10th of July.  If you sign up on the 11th of July…you’ll get the AUGUST kit!  Copy??

Here’s a printable with all the details1

So – if you’ve got the June kit – get it out and start assembling – you’ll love the results.  And…be sure you’re perfectly positioned to get the July kit.  Did I mention TEALIGHT BAGS?!?

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: 7F4JP7U6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers 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 Be Part of Our Fun Team??

I’d Love to See YOUR Face in Our Team Get Togethers!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

And – there are THIRTY-FOUR to pick from!

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!


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


Finn agreed to let me use “his” space for a couple of days so you could take a look at the cards I got from teammates, customers and fellow demonstrators – all of whom are ALSO my friends! I am lucky, indeed! 🙂

These two fun-fold beauts are from Rosie Kean – one of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew (CNCK) Team!

My Upline (aka – the reason I’m in SU! at all!!) Amy Koenders – sent this gorgeous Birds & More card!

Faith Simpson – a customer and also a fellow Demonstrator – created this wonderful Grace’s Garden card!

 

This sweet card came from a friend I met on my last business trip before I retired – Beth Kist invited me to dinner and some card making! 🙂

 

 

Karen Finkle – a long-time CNCK-er, sent this pretty card!

Another CNCK team member, Shirley Gentry, who lives in GA, sent this poppy-strewn beauty.

Final card for today – my friend Karen Ksenzakovic – my Amy’s Inkin’ Krew teammate, sent a little tropical garden my way!

Come back tomorrow to see the rest of the cards I’ve gotten this past week!  Every day has brought some more happy mail!  Whoo-hoo!!

TTFN
M

Categories: Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Online Host Club, Ordering Special!, Paper Pumpkin, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up!’s Day of Service and a Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek!!

Happy Happy Hawwwmp DAAAAAAY!!!

Hope your week is going swimmingly!

My post today is two fold – to let you know about a fun event taking place TOMORROW – that YOU can take part in!  And, for the second fold, to share a quick look at the seriously-cute May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit called A Kit In Color (you’ll see why in a just a second).

First – tomorrow, 21 May 2020, is the Stampin’ Up! Day of Service and Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, will be going live on her Facebook page at 2:00 PM MT to create 20 cards with the COVID-19 Give Back PDF and she’s inviting everyone to join her!

Here’s Sara to tell you all about it in her Facebook Live Video!

If you want to join in during the live event – here’s what you’ll need handy to make the cards with Sara:

Card bases
Designer Series Paper – any will do!
Scissors or a Paper Trimmer.
Adhesive
Embellishments
Printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here for $12 US – it’s digital so you’ll have it right away!)

So that you can prep your Designer Series Paper before the event starts – here’s a PDF of the instruction/cut sheet!

 

If you’re unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page!!

Okay – fold one done! 🙂  Hope you get a chance to “hang” with Sara – she’s a lot of fun and it’s all going to a great cause!

Fold Two!  Paper Pumpkin!

My May Kit arrived yesterday and I opened it up right away. I’d heard good things about it and was anious to put the cards together!

I found a cute stamp set – and a Misty Moonlight Ink Spot!!  Whoo-hoo!!!

Plus a bunch of die cut designs, banners, CLOUDS!, twine, vellum pieces and ADORABLE puffy flowers in the new 2020-2022 In Colors (plus Purple Posy!) – with card bases and envelopes to make 8 full size cards and 4 notecards!

I got busy right quick and, about an hour later (okay – twelve twine bows sort of slowed me down.  Don’t judge!) – I had them all done!

How.  Pretty.  Are.  Those!?

This set REALLY showcases the new In Colors and lets you see how well they work together!

The first full-sized card is based on Just Jade with the pretty rainbow “postage stamp” die cut on the front!  And – do you see the flowers??  They’re sort of “puffy” and I love them!

The second full-size card has super fun clouds on a rainbow base!  And my favorite sentiment in the whole kit!

Finally, there are four notecards, with a Purple Posy base.  This one is really fun – and I kept hearing Mike Myers in my head saying “Groooovy, baby”!!! 😉

I didn’t do anything to the insides yet – I’m keeping them blank so that I can add a sentiment as I need one.  Happy Birthday.  Congratulations.  Welcome to the Team!  These are great cards – ready for any occasion!!

Here’s a quick how-to-put-it-together video!  JIC my highly detailed instructions didn’t help. 😉

This is a great kit – and…the June kit – created with lots of input from Sara herself – looks to be equally awesome!

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine.  It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

Here’s Sara again to tell you more…

And here’s the deets!

Box of Sunshine

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included!  Darn it!)

Now – like the May kit, I have a sneaking suspicion that this one could sell out in a hurry!  So…if you’re already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – don’t suspend or skip for this month!  If not, but you’d like to sign up, there are two ways!

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

OR…

…you can do a Prepaid Subscription!

Choose Your Prepaid Subscription Now!

Just a note!  To get the June Box of Sunshine – you MUST be signed up/active by the 10th of June.  If you sign up on the 11th of June…you’ll get the JULY kit!  Copy??

Okay – lots of info.  I hope you get a chance to craft with Sara tomorrow AND get signed up for the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit! 🙂

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.


Back By Popular Demand!!

A couple of old friends are back and have been turned back on in the Online Store!  Nature’s Thoughts Dies (coordinating with the Positive Thoughts stamp set) and Special Day Dies (coordinating with the Special Someone stamp set)  – both of which will be offered in the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog are once again available to order.  Whoo-hooo!!


Stamps-N-Storage SALE … 19 – 21 May 2020!

And…New Magnet Card Sizes!

Hey – Stamp-N-Storage has got a couple new-size Magnet Cards – The 12×12 and 6×6 Magnet Cards have the same strong magnet material and sturdy poster backing customers love. PLUS the 12×12 and 6×6 Magnet Cards fit inside the Paper Sleeves for easy labeling and can be stored in a Paper Holder!

To celebrate the release of these new Magnet Cards, Stamp-n-Storage will offer a 20% OFF Magnet Card Sale on May 19-20. The sale includes all Magnet Card sizes (5×7, 6×6, 6×7, 8×7, 8.5×11, and 12×12), Storage Pockets, Paper Sleeves, and the Stamp-n-Die Bundle.

Don’t forget to add the Coupon Code: MAGNET612  🙂

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


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!

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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!


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


Finn is a…teensy bit…of a medler.

Not a lot – I mean, he doesn’t dig in the trash.

Mostly.

Or chew things to bits.

Mostly.

Or…steal things.

Mostly.

Unless…it’s a peppermint wrapper.

And then, all bets are off.

He’s standing in the front of the tack room door, all innocent, waiting for me to let him out.

Real casual.

Whistling, even.  To throw me off.

And it almost worked.

Huh?  Wrapper? In my mouth?!?

How in the world….????

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Day of Service, FB Live Event, Host Club, New Catalog Shares, Online Host Club, Paper Pumpkin, Share Sunshine Covid-19 PDF | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Info, New In Colors Sneak Peek and a Little Blog Candy!

Good morning and happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a great and wonderful weekend!

So – I’ve got a couple of things on the agenda today – first off, I want to give you a little peek at the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit – called My Wonderful Family.

I decided this month that, instead of tearing open the packaging and making the kit myself, I’d….save it and give it away!

I assume y’all would be okay with that? 😉

I gotta tell you – when I watched the Paper Pumpkin official “reveal” video…(if you’re viewing this post via email, click here to go to my blog to view the video

…I ALMOST changed my mind!  I mean- it’s got FUN FOLDS!!!  And trees and leaves and birds and such!

But…I stuck to my guns.

Here’s a little look at what you’ll get if you win the blog candy – or HAVE gotten if you’re already a subscriber!

It’s got a cute little stamp set and a Pear Pizzazz ink spot…

And all the goodies you need…

…to make 8 full-size (A-2) fun fold cards with matching envelopes!

And – YOU can win a full kit all ready to go!!

How?

Well – cool your jets…we’ll get there! 😉

Before that, though – let’s talk catalogs!

The NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, in fact!

I’ll be ordering boxes of the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog on 5 May, getting them ready with my info, a wish list, info about my Online Host Clubs, etc and, hopefully, mailing them NLT the week of 18 May.  (The new Catalog goes live for customers on 3 June 2020)

  • My regular customers (placed orders of at least $50 so far this year) will automatically receive one in the mail from me.
  • New Customers – not already working with another demonstrator! – are welcome, and I would love to be your demonstrator!  Just get an order of $50 or greater placed in my Online Store before the 5th and you’ll be on my list.
  • If you’re an existing customer – and you’ve moved recently, please reach out to me ASAP and let me know your new address.  Otherwise, no TELLING where it will end up!!
  • Not sure if you’re on my list?  Give me a holler and we’ll check! 🙂

If you want your copy sooner.. you can join my Stampin’ Up! Team and get your new catalog with your new catalog product preorder on 5 May!  Click HERE for info on joining the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

When your catalog DOES arrive….here’s what it’s going to look like!!

And…we’ve got NEW In Colors  – one of which (Bumble Bee) you’ve already seen in the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP!  But – here are the rest for you to get ready to craft with!

And…the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit will give you a full-blown chance to play – way before ANYONE else!

Here’s the Deets:

  • Subscribe for the May kit from 11 April – 10 May.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

About the May Kit

  • 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size (Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″)
  • 4 cards are note card size (Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ and Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″)
  • Coordinating Colors: Four of the NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection.

Please Note!  You’ve got to be signed up by 10 May to get this kit!!  Sign up after the 10th….and your first kit will be the one that ships in June!

If you’re not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – There are two ways to sign up – check it!

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.

OR…
…do a Prepaid Subscription!  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Choose Your Prepaid Subscription Now!

Okay – now…on to the Blog Candy!   This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

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 Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

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!!

Okay – whew!  That’s a LOT to take in, yes?!?  Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek – and…good luck in the Blog Candy draw!!

TTFN

M


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite 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


On my video on Saturday night, I mentioned that I’d made a big batch of homemade granola, using a yumm-o sounding recipe my mom sent.

And – I got requests to share, so… here ’tis!

This is a Vermont Country Store recipe – they sent it to my mom in an e-mail….

How does this relate to Finn?

Food.  Finn.  Hello?

We makin’ granola for us, Mom??

I love granola.

What’s granola, again??

It’s called Lumberjack Granola – I’ll give you the recipe as written and then my substitutes/changes. 🙂

Ingredients

8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
2 cups walnuts
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup golden raisins
2 cups almonds
1 cup canola or olive oil
1 cup dried cranberries
2 cups pecans
1 Tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 cup shredded coconut

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a large stainless-steel bowl, combine the oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds walnuts, almonds and pecans.  Stir with a large wooden spoon (or clean hands) to combine.

Transfer about 4 cups of the mixture to a food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse to coarsely chop, but do not make the pieces too small.  (This is just to slightly reduce the size of chunks to bit-size and you can skip this step if you prefer really chunky granola.)  Transfer the chopped oat mixture to a second large stainless-steel bowl.  Repeats until you have coarsely chopped the whole batch – again, not too fine.

Toss the oat mixture with the salt.  Pour the maple syrup and the oil over the top and stir with a wooden spoon or clean hands to completely combine the liquids with the oat mixture.  It will look just slightly moist.

Spread the granola evenly over the two shallow roasting pans or rimmed baking sheets in a single layer, about 1″ deep.  You may need to do this in two batches.  Bake, stirring every 15 min or so to keep the granola from burning and turning the pans to bake evenly.  Toast to a golden brown, about 45 minutes.  Remove from the pan and transfer back to one of the large bowls.

Toss will still warm with the raisins, cranberries and coconut. Let cool before packing into large mason jars to keep up to 2 months.

My changes

  1. I didn’t use the dried cranberries – they’re not our fave so…substituted dried dates.  About 10 ounces worth.
  2. Used canola oil – and only about 1/2 cup.
  3. Didn’t use walnuts – really don’t care for them.  So used extra pecans.  I couldn’t really tell you how many pecans I used.  At least 2 cups – plus…however many looked about right.
  4. Used slivered almonds cuz that’s what I had in the freezer.
  5. Didn’t use sunflower seeds.  No reason why – just didn’t have them and didn’t buy any more.
  6. My pumpkin seeds were roasted and salted.  Worked great.
  7. Do NOT skip the COARSE Sea Salt.  I had fine sea salt on hand, but bought some coarse for this.  That little tiny crunch of salt is perfect!!
  8. Try to use real maple syrup.  Try not to lick the syrup off the bottle.  Or…be sure no one is watching if you do!

Get ready to love this granola. And – if you’re of a mind – it would be awesome in trail mix form – add m&m’s or chocolate chips when the mix is….almost completely cool.  We didn’t do that.  Wanted to – but…we’re using as cereal, so…

We can add the chips into our cereal bowl on the down-low!

Enjoy!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! No Matter the Weather March Paper Pumpkin Revealed!

Hey y’all – my March No Matter The Weather Paper Pumpkin kit got here the other day and I’d been hearing from folks that it’s an awesome kit!  So…I got into it yesterday!

As promised, this kit has an additional stamp set and the images coordinate perfectly with the “main” No Matter The Weather Paper Pumpkin stamp set!  It didn’t take me very long at all to have 12 cards (with envelopes) all ready to spread a little spring cheer and encouragement!

I love that you get TWO stamp sets – and they coordinate perfectly!

The No Matter The Weather set is the one I used mostly to make the kit per the instructions…

And the FREE extra set I used to create insides and envelope fronts (the envelopes came lined!)

So…I put the kit together exactly as directed (I’m a rule follower, what can I say!??).

In addition to the Basic Gray Ink Spot and stamp sets, there’s all the die cut images and sentiment banners/circles you’ll need.  Plus some super cute acrylic “raindrops” to add to the card fronts!

For each card, I completed the front – then did some stamping on the inside and envelope front.

This first design has a cloudy sky with bright rain boots stuffed with Spring flowers.  Those are die cuts from the kit.  Then on the inside, I stamped the flower basket in Basic Gray and added Grapefruit Grove flowers.

The envelope is lined with Shaded Spruce and I added more flowers on the front!

The second design features a line of fun rain boots – all popped up with dimensionals and embellished with wrapped Baker’s Twine in white-and-green!  I added some rain boots from the extra set – the outline image in Basic Gray and the flower-dy-fill in So Saffron.  So they weren’t just “floating” in mid-air, I added the “ground” image from the Whatever The Weather set in Basic Gray.

I repeated the boots on the front of the Petal Pink-lined envelope, too.

The final design features more rain boots stuffed with flowers – these are die cuts, popped up with Dimensionals – and an adorable bunny!  For the inside, in Pear Pizzazz, I added grasses (this might be my favorite grass image EVER!) and then a Basic Gray bunny.  These are both from the free extra set!  The little hearts – stamped in Petal Pink – are from the No Matter The Weather set.

I added more grass, bunny and hearts on the front of the So-Saffron lined envelope to complete the set.

If you enjoy a quick video how-to, then here’s one that’s just right!

If you’ve got this set – go ahead and put it together.  And  – if you want a refill of these cute cards and die cuts…here it is in the Online Store!

Next month’s kit is looking to be equally cool!

My Wonderful Family – is all about building and nurturing relationships through papercrafting.  For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that will make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love the most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother.  April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we’re providing sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

And – really?  Isn’t that connection – from afar! – especially important right now with all the craziness going on in our world?  This kit is timely in so many ways, don’t you think?

Here’s the deets:

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating Colors:Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

NOTE:  In order to receive the April For My Wonderful Family kit – you must be signed up NLT 10 April.  If you sign up AFTER 10 April, then the first kit you’ll get is the May box! Got it?

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – There are two ways to sign up – check it!

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

OR…

…do a Prepaid Subscription!  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store click here!

For a few more days – until Sale-A-Bration ends on 31 Mar! – Prepaid Subscriptions will even earn you Sale-A-Bration Freebies

Choose Your Prepaid Subscription Now!

 

Go ahead – get signed up.  Get a little happiness coming to the door!  If you’re already getting Paper Pumpkin – rip open that wrapper and have a some fun!  😉

Down below I’ve given you all the “extra” Stampin’ Up! goodies you’d need in addition to your March kit to recreate the samples I’ve done!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


Sale-A-Bration Third Release is HERE!


We’ve got a selection of current catalog items that are available to earn for FREE as Sale-A-Bration items!  These awesome items are in addition to all of the current products that are already available as Sale-a-bration picks!

You can see the new items by clicking on this flyer:

Head over to my online store here to see all of the items currently available with an order of $50+.

And click here to see all of the items currently available with an order of $100+!

Happy Shopping!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

 

When you purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit between January 3–March 31, 2020, you will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler and a free stamp set of your choice!  Whoo-hooo!  You’ll just pay $99+ applicable taxes (your kit ships for free!!), you’ll get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise (whatever YOU want) and you’ll get these awesome things for FREE in addition to your business kit:

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)
  • Your choice of ANY stamp set from the Annual Catalog or January-June 2020 Mini Catalog except for host exclusive stamp sets.  Sale-a-bration stamp sets are also excluded.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that awesome 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: 

(In Addition to the April Paper Pumpkin Kit contents!)

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


All of Finn’s hard work in the garden is starting to pay off!

We planted this past weekend – braving drifts of pine pollen in the pursuit of….peppers!!

In years past, I’ve bought tomatoes and my most-wunnermus Ancho Magnifico Chiles as plants.  And while they worked great – they were SPENDY!  The plants themselves weren’t too bad – but SHIPPING live plants….Yikes!!

So…this year, I bought seeds and the equipment I needed to start them indoors and parlayed this…

into…

and then….

Okay – I bought those lettuce (buttercrunch) starts at the hardware last week.  Instant gratification, yes.  But those tomatoes and marigolds (mighty pest fighters!!) and TWELVE CHILE PEPPER plants!! – are all seed started in the kitchen!

We also planted spinach, turnips, mustard, and collard seeds…

And we’re building two more raised beds for the tomatillos, pole beans, yellow squash and spaghetti squash.  I hope I can make the squash work – I’ve had problems with it in the past.  Maybe THIS is the year!!

I’m sure with the help of my green-pawed-pooch, we can’t go wrong!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin Peek!

Happy Happy Hawwwwmp Day!! 🙂  Hope your day is starting off well and your week has been good!

I thought you might like a little look-see at this February Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This fun kit – in the new and improved box! – has everything you’ll need to create NINE birthday cards – including cards that will work for men.  ALWAYS a trick, huh??  And – you KNOW how I feel about #nonekkidenvelopes!  All the envelopes are lined in coordinating paper!

There’s an exclusive stamp set and a Rococo Rose Ink Spot…

Three designs….two featuring beautiful flowers (see the foil accents??)

I like this design the best of all of them, with its watercolor feel and pretty scalloped edges!

…and the third will also work perfectly for the dudes in your life!  Thank you, Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! 🙂

Maybe you like to go “off-book”?  Here’s a couple of alternate projects using the elements in the kit that SU! shared with us!

Since I know that everyone likes a good video – here’s one that Stampin’ Up! put together for you!

So – are you ready to get signed up?  There’s still time to get the March Kit – with it’s TWO stamp sets (yes, it has an extra FREE set to celebrate 7 years of Paper Pumpkin!) – but you’ll need to be signed up by 10 March!  There’s more deets on this kit down below. 🙂

Since it’s Sale-A-Bration, there’s an added bonus of earning free Sale-A-Bration goodies when you purchase pre-paid subscriptions!  Whoo-hoo

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

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.


SAB Kerchief Kit Has Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve sold out of the Kerchief Card Kit (item 152319). 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.


 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


February Thirty One LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

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


Tuesday was like a Monday for me.

I went to the doctor cuz my knuckle on my hand had been hurting for a while.  Thought I’d whacked it on the treadmill – exercise…it’ll getcha!  But – when it just kept hurting to the point I was annoyed with it…to the doc.

And she told me that she suspects I have…wait for it…gout.

What.  The.  HECK!?

That was pretty disappointing, not gonna lie.  Felt pretty danged old.  And also?  I have the “rich man’s disease”?  I am SO not rich and hollandaise sauce does NOT go well on cauliflower rice.  Like I said – disappointing! 😉

Got home to….this.

Which was just so cute and sweet that it made me feel ALLLLL better!   😉

Not less old – but definitely better!  😉

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin’ News and….Some Blog Candy!

Good morning, y’all – it’s FRIDAY!  Hope you’ve had a great week!

As we head into the weekend – I feel the urge to give away some goodies!

That cool with you??

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits to send winging to two lucky winners!

But – before we take a peek at those, let’s talk…the February Paper Pumpkin Kit….

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February’s kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions. It also coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of the 2020 Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Get the Happy Birthday To You stamp set for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 before 31 Mar (the end of Sale-A-Bration!)

● Kit makes nine cards and envelopes
● Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
● Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
● Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, Old Olive

Here’s what you need to do to get the February Kit.

Get.  Signed.  Up.  By 10 February!  Easy and also peasy.

If you are NOT an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber…

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

Or you can…do a Prepaid Subscription!  And guess what?  Pre-Paid Subscriptions will help you qualify to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards!

That’s right – you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription.  So much winning!

Here’s what you can earn with a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Check out all the prepaid subscriptions in my online store here.  So – get started right now – you’ll be just in time to get the February Paper Pumpkin!

Okay!  On to the Blog Candy!

First off – I have a December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Here’s what’s inside the box – everything you need to make 12 cards and envelopes suited for everything from weddings to birthdays and anything in between. 🙂  Click either picture for a quick video about this kit!

Don’t need 12 cards?  Well – here’s a little something you could make with the pieces and parts – click the picture and get all SORTS of ideas from the 2019 Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Page.

The second giveaway is the sweet January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this kit has your number: 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and embellishments.  Everything you’ll need is inside the box…Click either picture for a quick video sneak peek.

This makes a TON of great note cards and treat bags!

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!!

Have a great Friday, y’all! 🙂

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.


Interested In Joining Us?

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.


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


This is a non-Finny Finn Fan Fix!

This is a seedling update!

So…I planted two BioDomes last week – veggies and flowers.

I placed the two BioDomes under the grow light.

16 hours on.  8 hours off.

And then – carefully peeeeered into the domes every day.

Every day….nothing.

Not surprising – a watched seed never grows.

Or…something like that! LOL

But then.  THEN!  Yesterday…..lookee lookee!!

See ’em?!? Plants!  Little plants sticking their little plant-heads up!

According to my careful planting chart – those are marigolds.  Which I’m growing to plant in and among my Ancho Magnifico Peppers and my tomatoes.

Happy dance happy dance!

See?  Even Finny is thrilled beyond measure!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin November 2019 Winter Gifts – Sneak Peek!

Hey y’all!  Happy Happy HAWWWMP Day!

No – I am NOT confused.  Think it about it – MOST folks have Thursday and Friday off.  Which means there’s only three actual work days this week.  THIS is the middle day…aka HAWWWWMP Day!

Admit it – you thought I was having a retired-person-doesn’t-know-what-day-it-is moment, didn’t you?!? 😉

Well – not to say that could never happen (cuz it totally has!) but…not this time!

So – I wanted to give you a little look-see at the Winter Gifts Paper Pumpkin Kit – which is the November 2019 kit.  Hint – there are spoilers ahead so if you’ve been clutching your kit and savoring the anticipation….beware!  I’m about to the let cat out of the bag! This kit is super cute and makes 24 wonderful gift tags!

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin News and….a little Blog Candy! :)

Morning, y’all!  Hope your week is successfully winding down!  Mine is.  I mean…I think it is?  I am really having trouble keeping track of the days.  I keep thinking it’s the weekend – and being really surprised when there’s a lot of traffic on the road at 4 in the afternoon.  I’m actually kind of surprised at how disorienting NOT working is – guess I figured that, since I worked at home for so many years…it would feel the the same.  It’s totally not! 😉

So – the topic for today is Paper Pumpkin – and…Blog Candy!  Will that be okay?

I got my Gift of Fall Paper Pumpkin and then I bought the cool Add-on, too.  And I saw so many folks talking about how wonderful it is!  So…I went to open it up and put it all together.  And then…I thought…why don’t you save it – and give it away?? 🙂

That seemed like a really splendid idea – so…that’s what I’m doing!

I’m giving away a Gift of Fall Paper Pumpkin…check it out right here in the Unboxing Video…

…and an add-on bundle (so the winner can make cards, too!).

But – before we get to the How-Can-I-Win-This-Awesome-Candy part of the program – let’s take a little look at what’s coming in September from Paper Pumpkin!  It’s a “hand”-made Halloween Kit that is going to be a chillingly good time!

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This one will let you whip up 20 Halloween-themed, food safe-treat boxes – in Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White!  Sounds pretty fun to me!  And – who knows?  Maybe there’ll even be an add-on bundle like this month!  Fingers crossed! 🙂

Here’s what you need to do to get the September Kit.

Get.  Signed.  Up.  By 10 Sept!  Easy peasy.

If you are NOT an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber…

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

Or you can…do a Prepaid Subscription!  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

So – here’s the thing.  You MUST be an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber by 10 September to get this kit!!  If you subscribe AFTER 10 September – you are going to get the October kit!  Make sense? 🙂

Okay – I expect to see y’all signing up right away – cuz that looks like a fun one for Halloween!!

Now – on to the candy!  The Blog Candy, that is!

To enter to win this Gift Of Fall kit and coordinating Add-on Bundle, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 27 Aug 19 and tell me your favorite new BUNDLE in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  There are TWENTY-FIVE bundles in this catalog – which one 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 Wednesday, 28 Aug 19!

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!!

Have a great Friday, y’all! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 6TYGSRTF

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.


Limited Time 2019 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles

I know you’ve got a LONG wish list from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog!  And – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money and fill out that wish list a little faster!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019 Holiday Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂  Please note – these bundles are only available until 15 Sept – so…get them while you can!

Head on over to my Ordering Page to see what you’ll get in each bundle (I’ve got PICTURES!!) and then get your order placed!

HAPPY BUNDLING!


2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, 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 (with US or APO address only! – sorry) – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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


What’s The Best Bundle Going??

It’s the…

EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

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


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


Hey Mom.   Whatcha doin’?

Mom?  Are you working?

Would somebody PLEASE play with the dog?!?  Anyone?!?

 

Poor little man.  No one EVER does ANYthing with him. 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Let’s Band Together Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy weekend!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned – I have no plans.

Well – I AM going to finish up my 2019 Holiday Shares offering and get those ready to post!  AND – I’m going to play with all my new goodies that came yesterday!

Tonight, though, let’s get together – or…”Band Together”…and do a little video tutorial over on my Stamps-n-Lingers FB page!  Let’s get together at 7pm Eastern and make a sweet little birthday card.  Take a sneaky peek!

And…once we’re done with the card, we’ll take a gander thru my Pre-Order of the new catalog!  Sound good??!

So – hope to see you tonight!  Right here.  7pm Eastern.

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Don’t forget to redeem those Bonus Days coupons you earned in July! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN

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.


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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


August Paper Pumpkin – Gift of Fall and the Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin is a Fall-themed kit which will let you create 6 Fall-themed Gift Bags and 12 Gift-Tags.  Which is AWESOME!  But – Paper Pumpkin subscribers can ALSO pick up the Gift of Fall Add On Bundle.  With 24 note-card sized bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes, you’ll be able to create cards from the supplies in the kit!  Get all the info right here – and get signed up for Paper Pumpkin today! Or…at least before the 10th so that you’ll get this awesome Fall kit!  And don’t forget that add-on bundle!


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: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!

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).

 


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!!

For the rest of the month, 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!!  And – if you join now – you can use 2019 Holiday Catalog goodies to fill that Starter Kit.  That calls for a SECOND Whoo-hooo!!

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


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


Finn-y was at Puppy Tubs this week – taking a break from the paparazzi!

So – I thought I’d share a cool picture I took while we were in H’ville on Thursday afternoon.

Yep – it (and some of its friends!) opened up on us a little later!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin and a Super Fall Add-on Bundle!

Happy Friday, y’all – my LAST before becoming a straight-up Retiree!  Today will be my official “eat-some-food-now-get-the-heck-outta-the-office-and-let-us-go-back-to-keeping-the-world-safe-for-Democracy” lunch and then?  Done-ski!

I’m trying to be excited.  I really am.  I admit, though, I feel like a part of me is being sawed off today!  Like…maybe…my electronic leash?

Do you know that for the past…almost TWENTY!!….years, I’ve carried two phones with me?  Yep.  My personal phone and my work phone.  Wonder how long it’ll take me to stop thinking…uh-oh, forgot the work phone?  I took my work phone to Washington and the cruise last year.  Which is wrong on so many levels.

That phone has spent a very significant part of those twenty years right next to me on the bedside table at night.  I can wake from a dead sleep at 2 in the morning and answer questions and change schedules and put out fires.  And have!  More times than I can count.

Not sure how that would translate to a resume (should I ever need one!) but…I’m sort of counting on NOT needing such a thing!  Fingers crossed, y’all!

Now – what I want to ACTUALLY talk about today is Paper Pumpkin!  Cuz the August kit is looking to be awesome – all Fall-themed and getting us ready for cooler days to come – AND it has an amazing ADD-ON that subscribers can pick up!  Read on!

What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep your crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, letting you let your creativity soar while still keeping our projects simple!   With this in mind, we’re bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August.

Now, it’s no secret that our subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

Take a second and watch Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Development Manager, Natalie White, give you a sneak peek into the August Gift Of Fall Kit!

Now – here’s some deets about Gift of Fall:

  • Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
  • Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede

Sounds pretty cool, huh?  I’m anxious to get mine – and I know you are, too.

And then there’s the Gift Of Fall Add On Bundle

  • Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
  • Price: $10.00
  • Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
  • Product dimensions
    • Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″
    • Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Available August 1, while supplies last
  • Purchase at stampinup.com
  • Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription
  • Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

If you’re a current – and ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin subscriber – you can go into the Online Store and buy the add-on right now, which means you’ll be all ready when your kit arrives!

If you are NOT an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber…

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

Or you can…do a Prepaid Subscription!  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

So – here’s the thing.  You MUST be an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber by 10 August to get this kit!!  If you subscribe AFTER 10 August – you are going to get the September kit!  Make sense? 🙂

Okay – one last thing and then I’ll let you get to your weekend!

If you LOVED the July On My Mind kit (that’s the one that coordinated so perfectly with the Woven Threads, Come Sail Away and Garden Lane Suites)

– and would like a refill – we’ve got you covered!  Get yours right here!

Yeah!

Alrighty, then!  Be sure you’re signed up and active before 10 Aug rolls around and get busy crafting and getting ready for Fall!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Don’t forget to start redeeming those Bonus Days coupons you earned in July! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN

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.


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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


Retired Products De-Stash BlowOut Sale!

Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you!  Head over and see what’s left – and what great values you can get on these pre-packaged boxes of SU! goodness! 🙂

Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used.  The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box.  No swapping between boxes please.

I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from!  Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!

The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each.  I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States.  PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.

The boxes are all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment.  After that, it will go to the next person in line.

Let me know which box you want! 🙂


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: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!

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).


New-Style 3D Embossing Folder Available!

PINEWOOD PLANKS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

These 3D embossing folders are now available to order in the new style.

  • PINEWOOD PLANKS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER (item 152320)

We will let you know when additional carryover 3D embossing folders (previously named Dynamic) become available in the new style. 


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!!

For the rest of the month, 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!!  And – if you join now – you can use 2019 Holiday Catalog goodies to fill that Starter Kit.  That calls for a SECOND Whoo-hooo!!

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


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


Poor Finny.

First there was the unfortunate encointer with the Pampered Chef Microwave bowl.

It’s bad enough when YOU are sick or hurt, but…when it’s your child….

Or – Mr. Reindeer!

Folks – it was a messy scene, indeed.  There were Reindeer “guts” strewn all over.

It was gruesome. 🙁

The call went out at once….”Dr. Wayne..paging Dr. Wayne to the Sewing Room.  Code Stuffing.  Dr. Wayne to the Sewing Room, Code Stuffing”.

Dr. Wayne responded alertly.

And the Dad waited anxiously for word.

He waited as patiently as he could…paw raised and at the ready to lend a helping…well…

 

…but, alas.  Exploratory Surgery was required.

Dr. Wayne took Mr. Reindeer directly to the operating room.

Finn paced.

It was a long 2 minutes for him, I’m sure, poor baby.

Dr. Wayne is MIRACLE worker!

He SAVED Mr. Reindeer!

Sadly – the long-term prognosis is a little…not-so-long, we fear.  Mr. Reindeer is really starting to show his age (aren’t we all?) and…may not be up for the rigors of being Finn’s Favorite Toy. 🙁

Only time will tell – and, for now, he’s playing as comfortably as can be expected. 🙂

TTFN
M

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