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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Sentiments for Stamp Ink Paper #128

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  Before we get started, though, let me remind you that the next reservation window for the new Stamparatus is opening today at 2PM Mountain Time!  Be sure to get logged into my Online Store and place your reservation!

Onward! Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #128 this week is a theme challenge…

I decided to be a little obvious and used the Snowflake Sentiments and matching Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  And I added a little Sheltering Tree.  Take a look-see:  

I was also playing along with a couple of challenges to help me with colors and ideas!  

The first, from the Global Design Project, was a CASE the Designer challenge.  

And the second, from Sunday Stamps, informed the color combination!  

So – I started with a piece of the Cherrry Cobbler striped paper from the Be Merry DSP and matted it with Fast Fuse onto a Cherry Cobbler mat.  For the middle panel, I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using wedges of Stampin’ Sponge, I started with Basic Gray Archival Ink around the top of the panel, and then transitioned to Smoky Slate.  I kept the bottom of the inked area sort of irregular – to look like snow drifts!  Pssst…even though there wasn’t any Pool Party in the challenge colors, I used just a bare touch of it in the gray sky to give it more depth and wintery color!!

Next up, I stamped the bare-limbed tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then I embossed the panel in the Soflty Falling TIEF and matted it on Cherry Cobbler.  

The sentiment, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Vellum card stock and cut with the largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.


I cut some snowflakes with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  The Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes were cut with the long multi-snowflake die and snipped apart.  I adhered part of one them to the card front – where it would end up under the art panel.  Once it was down, I added the sponged and embossed panel with Fast Fuse and a touch of Liquid Glue (over the Glimmer Paper snowflake).  Then I added the second Silver snowflake with Liquid Glue.

The other snowflakes are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I adhered them to the vellum sentiment oval and then used Mini Dimensionals under them and popped the oval onto the card front.

I made a Billie Moan bow with some new Silver Baker’s Twine from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and adhered it with a Glue Dot (and there’s a Mini Dimensional under it, too!).  I stuck one of the Dazzling Diamonds snowflakes on with another Glue Dot and then added a small Clear Facteted Gem.  I also added those Gems to the other snowflakes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I matted more of the Be Merry DSP on Cherry Cobbler and added a Cherry Cobbler-matted smaller Whisper White panel with Fast Fuse.  Then I adhered a Silver Glimmer Paper Swirly Snowflake die cut with Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d the liner into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a snowflake from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set – heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – on the front…

…and more of the striped paper from the Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I sorta love this gray snowy day – and the Softly Falling TIEF really helps it looks like snow drifts building up, don’t you think?  The Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and Swirly Snowflake Thinlits are carrying over at least into the Occasions Catalog – whoo-hoo – but the 10% off bundle price will go away – so grab it now if you don’t have it!!  Hope you like!




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

Stamps-N-Lingers Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

And – Level Two…

Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

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

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – less than a week to go!

Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week.  I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!!  I’m so excited for you to see it!

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!

The Great Year-End Sale Has Begun!

Get’cher smiles on folks and grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  


Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!



The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

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

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



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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for smaller card front and inner liner panels)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed front panel and inner liner panel)

Be Merry DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer Paper:  Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits die cut snowflakes

Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/8″ Stitched Shapes oval (sentiment)

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

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Finn Fan Fix  

Thought I’d show you a couple more shots of our meeting yesterday!  We had so much fun – and so did the Man!  Although – he was awfully busy…

Monitoring the activities of his little “flock”…

…wondering what in the world his mom is doing that’s making her look so danged goofy…

…and finally…well.  He’s not in this picture.  He’s behind me snoring.  A guy still has to get his nap time in!!

I just wanted to show you this one – it’s a great shot of us all intently making our Bubble Over cards – that I’ll share with you a little later this week! We have so much fun at our meetings. Wouldn’t you like to join us?!?  🙂



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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Under a Sheltering Tree for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We all played with a fun sketch – and I know there are going to be a lot of great projects for you to see this week, so….be sure to check out all the offerings of the Ladies-Who-Hop!  

First off – here’s the sketch….

And my card also plays along with the Global Design Project #59 – a Theme challenge.

I actually did my card this week so early that I had to warn the other ladies – I was afraid the shock of getting my link early (heck – even just on time!) would send them into some sort of seizure or…something!  I did that cuz of this little trip to Hunstville, that I’m on even as I type my post.

The boys are at home doing…boy stuff…while I’m here.  I’d be lying if I said it was awful to be away for a minute.  To be sure, I love my husband and Finn and the cats and ponies.  But.  A short little trip away – short being the operative requirement! – is never amiss.  I arrived in decent time, am at a nice hotel, had my favored Vietnamese for dinner (will probably have it tomorrow night, too – yum!), I’m watching one of my fave movies (The Proposal, with hottie Ryan Reynolds and the ever gorgeous and funny Sandra Bullock.  And Betty White!) and typing a little something to my friends.  And I’ll be back home on Friday!  Yup.  What’s not to love?! 🙂

So – the card I got done so early is a Sympathy Card that I made for my friend to give to a lady with two dogs.  She asked for the Sitting Here bench, a yellow lab, and a scruffy little black and brown dog.  So…I pulled out Sitting Here, Sheltering Tree, Bella & Friends, and the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment.  Take a look-see:

I started by adding the Sheltering Trees to a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the tree trunks in Soft Suede, then used the Baby Wipe technique to add the leaves.  Onto my Baby Wipe, I dropped lots of drops of Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink from my refills.  Then the Baby Wipe became my “ink pad”.  I stamped the leaves twice on each tree.  At first I was afraid the colors were a bit muddy – but then I looked outside and saw….those exact leaves…in those exact colors…on the trees.  So I went with it!

I added a grass swath in Old Olive under the trees – even though I knew it would get mostly covered by the rest of the images.

I made a “frame” around the panel with my Simply Scored board – adding two scored lines all the way around.  Then I added the sentiment from Sitting Here in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

To make my images, I stamped them all on Very Vanilla, with the intent to fussy cut them.  First I stamped the sleeping dog from Sitting Here in Soft Suede and colored him with Delightful Dijon, using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Then I laid a sticky note mask over the dog and stamped the basket in Soft Suede.  It, too, was colored with the Clear Wink brush, using Crumb Cake Ink.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing.


Bella – I used the image with Bella nose-to-nose with the turtle (but the turtle lost out – next time!) – is stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a combination of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso (I had a photo of the lady’s second dog, so I tried to color Bella as close as I could).  Once he was all colored up – I fussy cut him as well.

The bench, stamped in Soft Suede and colored with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze for the cushion, and then fussy cut, was the final piece.  Well – except for a couple of pillows that I stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a few Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also rounded them up a bit with my stylus.

Once everything was cut out, I started building the scene.  I adhered Bella first with Liquid Glue, then the bench.  Over that, I popped the sleeping pup with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly, I added the pillows, also with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I SNAILd the whole thing to a Crushed Curry mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Better Together in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  I repeated the double scored lines and then stamped the flower pot from Sitting Here in the corner in Soft Suede.  I colored the flowers and leaves with various Stampin’ Write Markers.

I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got my non-SU! lab stamp in Soft Suede, colored with Delightful Dijon.  I also added a second image of Bella in Soft Suede, and tried to repeat the coloring I’d used on the inside…

…and on the envelope flap I added the Sitting Here flower pot, coloring it the same way that I did the one on the inside of the card.

Et Voila!  I like this little scene of the dogs with the Sitting Here bench under the fall-shrouded Sheltering Trees.  I hope the recipient recognizes the attempt to portray her dogs! And – I hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs 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!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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 2016 Holiday Catalog!


Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale 

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!


Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper




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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Sitting Here and Bella & Friends images

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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Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree for a Simple Single Stamp Set Saturday

Good Saturday morning, y’all!  I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day long-weekend – if you’re traveling, be safe!  And take a few minutes this weekend to remember the reason we celebrate, okay?

My card today is a quick and easy one, and you only need one stamp set to make it!  The fun and versatile Sheltering Tree – from the current catalog – is all that’s needed to make this one.  Take a look-see:

Sheltering Tree Thankful For You 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I started by stamping the Sheltering Tree tree image in Crumb Cake in the center of the Whisper White card stock panel.  For the leaves, I used Watermelon Wonder – which I stamped off once before putting it on the card.  My Watermelon Wonder is really juicy – so depending on how your pad is, you might want to stamp it straight – it’s up to you!  The second layer of leaves is done in Daffodil Delight – not stamped off first, just straight! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Blue Bold Butterflies!

SAB Logo

Good morning, ya’ll!  I hope that you had a wonderful Easter with your families and friends!  I have a super easy, super quick card to share with you today – but, first, I wanted to take a hot second to remind you of one of the biggest benefits available to you during Sale-A-Bration.  And that’s the extra bonus money you have to spend on the world’s best bundled kit – the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  You already know that when you sign up as a Demonstrator – whether you want to do this as a business or as a Hobby Demo (either way you get 20% off everything you order! ) – you get $125 worth of great SU! product for your investment of $99.

And it comes to you with FREE shipping!

But.  When you sign up during Sale-A-Bration – Stampin’ Up! is going to give you an EXTRA $30 worth of FREE goodies.

And you get to pick all $155 worth of product.  No “Starter Packages” for us – you pick what you want! 🙂

SAB 2016 Sign Up Bonus Table

And it still comes to you with FREE shipping!

So – if you have any interest whatsoever in joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the absolutely best time to do it.

And – did I mention that there’s no commitment at all??  If you decide to stay active – you do.  If you decide not to – you don’t.  Done!

Let me know if you want to get this done before the end of Sale-A-Bration….which is Thursday!  31 March.  Don’t miss out, okay?

And – there are some other great bennies that happen during Sale-A-Bration.  Check those out here.

This has been a message from your friendly neighborhood Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.  We’ll now return you to our regularly scheduled blog post! 😉

I wanted a quick and easy Clean and Simple Card.  So, I pulled out the Sheltering Tree swath image, a few pretty blue ink pads, and the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  And this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Blue Bold Butterflies 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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