Posts Tagged With: Succulent Framelits

Stampin’ Up! Gingham and Succulents Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  How goes your week?  Well, I hope!  We’re experiencing the “summer” version of Spring here.  It was 80 yesterday!  Pretty nice, but…back to working up a little sweat when doing stuff outside. And, of course, the pollen count was back in the 2400 range, so there’s that! 😦

Today’s card uses one of my favorite Occasions Catalog goodies – the Succulent Garden Suite.  I made a couple of succulent plants with the Succulent Framelits and added it over some gingham Succulent Garden DSP (now available as a free Sale-A-Bration item!).  Take a look-see:

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

And the color palette and inspiration for the succulents came from the Sunday Stamps challenge.

I started by SNAILing a piece of Succulent Garden DSP to an Elegant Eggplant mat.  Over that, I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  And then I used a couple of Glue Dots to wind and secure several large loops of Copper Metallic Thread.

For the large plant, I cut two of each size of the “flowers” in the Succulent Framelits.  I used Wild Wasabi for the larger petals and Pear Pizzazz for the smaller ones.  Using my Sponge Dauber, I sponged the edges of the Wild Wasabi petals in Elegant Eggplant and the edges of the Pear Pizzazz with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I very lightly curled the tips of the petals with my Bone Folder and used Liquid Glue to stack them up.

The smaller plant is cut from Mint Macaron and sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink.

I adhered the large plant over the loops of Copper Metallic Thread with Liquid Glue, then popped the smaller one on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment, from the Oh So Succulent stamp set, is inked in Versamark – I only inked the words Happy Birthday (the rest of the sentiment is on the inside!) – and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I cut it out with the little banner die in the Bunch of Banners Fraemlits, snipped off the right end and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I added a couple of the little banners from the Oh So Succulent set.  I stamped the image twice in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled them with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them.  I fussy cut them both, snipped them in half, and used Liquid Glue to adhere them into the large plant.

On the inside, I stamped “a very special person” from the sentiment in the Oh So Succulent stamp set in Rich Razzleberry on a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked just the word “to”, covered the rest of the stamp with a couple of sticky notes and added that to the front of the sentiment.  I added a Mint Macaron succulent from the set – stamping the outline image in full strength and the fill in in stamped-off-once Mint Macaron.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask and added smaller Wild Wasabi plants (again stamping off the fill-in image).

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Oh So Succulent plants in Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi on the front…

…and more of the Succulent Garden DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Big, bold, beautiful succulent plants are so fun and easy to make with this bundle!  And – oh by the way – don’t forget that you can get this pretty Succulent Garden DSP free for Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

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


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!  

Cash in as many times as you want!

 

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
                     – Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal

               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

3.  FREE MULTI-PURPOSE LIQUID GLUE with every order over $50 (before shipping and tax)


The Countdown Has Really Begun!

4 Days Remain!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your 20 – 25% demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


The days are dwindling, folks!  Sale-A-Bration (and all the good things that go along with it!) is almost over!!  Please don’t miss out – if you’ve ever even kind of sort of thought you’d like to have that 20% (or even 25%!) discount – come on and join me!  Be a Hobby Demo and enjoy all the perks!

And don’t miss your chance to get entered for my super Blog Candy!  Read how down below!  Here’s a little teaser – my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop this week is using a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from Sale-A-Bration that you can’t get anymore.  But…you could win it in my Blog Candy, so…get those entries in! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Wild Wasabi, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Succulent die cuts

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!


 End of Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy!

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • 2016-2018 In Color Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11)
  • Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glimmer Paper Pack 
  • So Very Much Stamp Set (Clear)
  • Make a Medallion Stamp Set (Photo)
  • And this card I shared today!

How to win?

Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration, of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will get an entry to win! 

There’s no limit on how many entries you can earn – every $25 gets one!  So a $50 order will get two…$75 will get three….etc!  

Don’t forget that every $50 order ALSO receives….

  • A Sale-a-Bration Item
  • Free Shipping!
  • Double Peppermint Points
  • A FREE bottle of Liquid Glue!

So, hurry and get entered to win!  You’ve got until the end of the business day on 31 March to get your orders in at my Online Store.  On Saturday, 1 April, I’ll put all the entries in a hat (or maybe a box!) and draw one lucky name!  Remember – the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning this great set of Blog Candy!! 🙂  The lucky winner will be announced in my Sunday blog.

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, only those of you who live in the United States can order from me and be entered to win and I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


FINN-FAN FIX….

I seem to be stuck on ponding stories for my little man this week.  Can’t help it very much – he’s so danged cute when he’s playing in the pond.

He’s all “boy”, there’s no doubt about it.

He’s found himself a little puddle right by the pond – with about 3″ of water and probably 12″ of sucking, brown, slimy and oh-so-stinky mud.  And he thinks that’s just the bomb-diggity to play in.  Especially when one of those water skimmer bugs is in it – that just torches his prey-drive into high gear!  The pouncing and diving and crouching to leap….means he gets mud from tip to toe.

Today he escalated the muddy water quotient in pond-bee (that’s what we call playing frisbee anywhere near the pond these days).  Today he discovered that…the frisbee sinks…

…after several attempts to grab it by sticking his face in the water, he realized that if he just stepped on it…

Boom!  There it was!

One might think the next step is to bring the pond-bee back to mom to throw again!

Maybe.

And…maybe not!  Several times he just dropped it back in the water.

Guess he wanted to see if his theory of pond-bee pop-up-ability was correct, or if it was just a fluke.

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hello You Succulent Blooms for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!


Good morning, y’all – welcome to the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop! This week we’re heralding the arrival of Spring.  I know that a bunch of you are under the white stuff and it’s cold here – but Spring is surely just around the corner!  I know all our ladies will have some fantastic spring-y projects for you today, so I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all their offerings.

I used the Succulent Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits, with some Blooms & Bliss DSP to make my card.  And – this is kinda cool…there’s no stamping in the whole card!! Take a look-see:


I played along with a couple of challenges.  The first helped me with the layout and was from the CASE This Sketch challenge.


And, I also played along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge…


I borrowed a little design element from Mary Fish’s pretty card from the other day.  You can check that one out right here!

So – I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock for the card front, and I added a diagonal piece of Blooms & Bliss DSP across the bottom.  Then I cut a second – slightly darker – piece of the same DSP to make the darker portion (to work with the sketch).  

Then I SNAILd the whole panel to a Mint Macaron mat and popped it on my Island Indigo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Yes, I know – I’ve said in my videos that I don’t put the card front on until I’ve done the inside.  But – in this case – I needed to, in order to accommodate the “off the edge” elements of the card!

I was nervous, I’m not gonna lie! 😉


I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around the “seam” I’d created, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment is cut using the Hello You Thinlits.  I cut it three times – once in Mint Macaron and twice in Island Indigo – then I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere them in a stack.  Then I adhered the whole thing to the card front with more Liquid Glue.  There’s some little teensy pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the very ends of the word (where they “fall” off the edge of the card front and needed some support).

For my flowers….I cut three Stitched Shaped circles from Whisper White card stock.  In the middle of each, I used  the small “flower”-looking die in the Succulent Framelits set to cut a “negative” space.  Next, I cut three scalloped edge circles, using the Circles Layering Framelits, from So Saffron paper in the Subtles DSP Stack.


I adhered the circles together and then used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to stick them on the card front.

I added the cut out Succulent “flowers” – plus a few extra that I cut out, using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added some Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Island Indigo Enamel shapes to the flower centers and the card front was done!


On the inside, I cut a Succulent Framelits flower from the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Behind it, I added a little square of So Saffron Subtles DSP with a little Liquid Glue.  I also cut a couple more Succulent Framelits flowers and added them as well.  Then I gave them each an Enamel Shapes center!


I adhered the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into the Island Indigo card base and that was it for the card.

My Whisper White Envelope got some of the Succulent Framelits flowers, cut from So Saffron DSP, on the front. I used Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips…


…then I added some more of the So Saffron DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Does it say “Spring” to you?  It does to me!  I love the negative space Succulent “flowers” in the crisp Whisper White Stitched Shapes circles.  Hope you like!

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

Jaimie Babarczy
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Linda Woodward Geiger
Amy Koenders

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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


Get Them While You Still Can!

2015-2017-in-color-collection

It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Island Indigo Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Hello You die cuts (x2)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for sentiment panel); Hello You die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circles (x 3); Succulent die cut “flowers”

Blooms & Bliss DSP: diagonal pieces on card front

Subtles DSP Stack (in So Saffron): 1 1/2″ scallop circles (x 3 – mats); Succulent die cut “flowers”; envelope flap

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


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



Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow! No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Oh So Succulent Vertical Greetings

Mornin’, y’all!  By the time you read this, my bachelor days will have come to a close.  😔

Oh wait, I mean… 😁

😏
I’m happy for Friday, cuz that means it’s almost Sunday – and our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “in person” team meeting! All of us in the area get together up at Amy’s and we eat lunch and do a little business and then we make a few cards!  And we have an awesome good time! And this time, I get to meet my newest Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team member…Julie Johnston!!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ve talked on the phone, but never met in person!

That’s the fun thing about being in Stampin’ Up! – you don’t have to live near your Upline!  We get together each month via Google Hangout (a video chat!) in addition to our quarterly lunch get together.  So… if you’re interested in joining my team, don’t be put off if you don’t live in GA!!  I’d love to have you in my Krew! And this is simply the best time of the year to join – but time is drawing short.  So…scroll down for the details, and give me a holler!  I’ll get you all hooked up! 👍😎

My card for today marries some older and some newer stamp sets.  I went to the Annual Catalog and pulled out Vertical Greetings, then paired it up with the Oh So Succulent stamp set and matching Succulent Framelits.  Take a look-see!


My sketch and flowery theme comes from the challenge over at Sugar Pea Designs.


And my color scheme is from the Color Throwdown this week.


I started out by making some “designer” paper from a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I used several flower images from the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  The colors I used were Elegant Eggplant (outline of larger flowers) and Wisteria Wonder (fill in for the large flowers), the smaller flowers are outlined in Old Olive and filled in with Pear Pizzazz.   The tiny flowers are stamped-off-once Elegant Eggplant.  Then, I matted the panel on Old Olive.


Next up, I adhered a new Lace Doily, white side up, with some Liquid Glue.

My sentiment is from Vertical Greetings.  I inked the stamp up with Versamark Ink and stamped a strip of Wisteria Wonder card stock, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.

For the art panel, I used my Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the tree trunk and the Old Olive Marker to ink the flower pot, then stamped it on a piece of Whisper White.


For the “topiary”, I stamped the Oh So Succulent flower in Elegant Eggplant on a piece of Whisper White card stock, then used the second stamp image to fill it in with Wisteria Wonder.  With my Pear Pizzazz marker, I added some shading to the ends of the petals, then I cut it out with the matching die from the Succulent Framelits.  I stamped some little…bubble??…flowers – outlined in Old Olive and filled with stamped-off-once Old Olive and cut them out.  Finally, I cut some hang-y down pieces from Wisteria Wonder card stock.

To put it all together, I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat, then used some Liquid Glue to adhere the embossed sentiment.  Then I adhered the bubbles and hang-y down flowers with Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a few loops of Linen Thread behind my succulent with a Glue Dot, then popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  At that point, I got the idea to pop the flower pot up, too – so I inked it in Old Olive and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White, fussy cut it, and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I popped the whole art panel on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I simply added another So Succulent flower in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the outline in stamped-off-twice Elegant Eggplant and filled it with stamped-off-twice Wisteria Wonder.


I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into a Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got another full strength Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder Oh So Succulent flower – shaded with the Old Olive marker…


…and I added some Elegant Eggplant flowers to the envelope flap, too.  If you look closely you’ll see that I double stamped each flower – shifting the second image just slightly.  Just for fun!


Et Voila!  I love the Succulent Garden suite and I love the Vertical Greetings stamp set – so this is a perfect marriage for a card for any occasion!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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


Which Color Will You Miss the Most When It’s Gone???

The TIME Draws Near

2015-2017-in-color-collection

It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


Don’t Waste Another Moment!

Join My Team – the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew – Today!

(And get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!)

e8103d74-bb00-467d-abf3-01232254d2ee

Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Have a great day – and I’ll see you tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ (front art panel)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for front art panel)

Wisteria Wonder Card Stock: 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment strip)

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


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


FINN-FAN FIX….

So – y’all know that Finn has an older “sister” that lives nearby, right?  She’s about a year older than he is – same mom and dad.

The two of them are a study in the difference between boys and girls.

I’ll let the picture just speak for itself, shall I?! 😳


Dirty, grubby and lovin’ every minute!

TTFN

M

Categories: Any Occasion, Friendship, Just Because | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Succulent and All Things Thanks!

Happy Monday, y’all.  When you read this, I’ll either be loading up to head to the airport, or laying on my bed in the fetal position, sucking my thumb and wailing….”I DON’T WANNA GO!!”  🙂

Cuz…I don’t wanna!  Finn doesn’t wanna me to, either!  Waaaa!

But.  It is what it is, yes?  And I’m sure once I get going, all will be well.  Right now, though, I’m working my way thru the pre-trip panics!

Enough about that!  Let’s look at my card for today.  I used the new Glimmer Paper – it’s hard for me to resist it, really!  And some Succulent Framelits and Succulent Garden DSP.  And the All Things Thanks for a couple of sentiments.  Take a look-see:

glimmer-succulent-thanks-4-stamps-n-lingers
Continue reading

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

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

15822762_10211923272945503_223384966683691578_n

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

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

15590489_10211887776538115_4326421003536483901_n
I used the Succulent Garden Suite of goodies to make my card – the Succulent Garden DSP, Oh So Succulent stamp set and the Succulents Framelits.  I know it’s kind of an obvious choice with these colors – maybe too obvious – but….it’s obvious for a reason, okay?? 🙂  Take a look-see:

succulent-garden-mothers-da-4-stamps-n-lingers
I used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge to help with my card layout.

mm-483
To begin, I matted three different designs from the Succulent Garden DSP on Old Olive card stock, then I SNAILd the smaller panels to the card front.

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

succulent-garden-mothers-day-2-stamps-n-lingers
I matted it on Old Olive and SNAILd it in place.

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

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

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

succulent-garden-mothers-day-1-stamps-n-lingers
The center is a few Mint Macaron flowers – the ones that look a little like daisies – adhered with Liquid Glue.

succulent-garden-mothers-day-8-stamps-n-lingers
Wait a hot second!!  What’s that in the middle?

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

second-sab-2-stamps-n-lingers
I cut that Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper flower and added it in with a little more Liquid Glue, adhered the flower to the card front with Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

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

succulent-garden-mothers-day-5-stamps-n-lingers
I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

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

succulent-garden-mothers-day-6-stamps-n-lingers
…and gave the envelope flap a little more of the Succulent Garden DSP.

succulent-garden-mothers-day-7-stamps-n-lingers
Et Voila!  An organic and earthy card, made with one of my favorite suites in the Occasions catalog – the Succulent Garden!  Hope you like!

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

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

15871720_10211923272985504_2796989061585492249_n

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: 2C3SJPF4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


sab-banner

SHOP!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 

HOST!

When you host a qualifying party or place an individual order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards than you normally would!! Spend those on Host stamp sets or anything your heart desires.

sale-a-bration-workshop-benefits

JOIN!

During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99, then you get to pick $125 in product PLUS choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.)  As usual – your Starter Kit ships free!

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

Or you can drop me a line at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net.  Ready to pull the trigger? Click Join Now!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT      


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

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

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Succulent Framelits die cut flowers

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


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


Categories: Mother's Day | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Falling in Love with Succulents

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope that your weekend is starting off well – we’ve got some rain and thunder boomers expected today.  So that’ll be fun…  But it’s still in the low 70’s, so I’m not complaining.

Much.

I’ve managed to catch a cold from Wayne (we share everything, apparently!).  So, we didn’t do much yesterday – except watch the Inauguration.  And let Finn out to play in the pond.  We didn’t tell him to play in the pond (he probably would not have if we’d tried!).  He’s becoming quite the pond aficionado….

finn-in-the-pond
I don’t know if y’all are out on Pinterest, but if you are, I know you’ve seen the beautiful flowers folks are making with the new Succulent Framelits.  I’ve been wanting to try one of my own, so that’s what I did today, using the Oh So Succulent bundle (10% off plus my 25% Demonstrator discount?  Yes, please!).  To my Succulent, I added a little Falling in Love DSP, a smidge of Flourish Thinlits, and just a hint of Thankful Thoughts.  Take a look-see:

falling-in-love-with-succulents-4-stamps-n-lingers
Continue reading

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Succulent Garden Thankful Thoughts

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  It’s the middle of a four-day week.  My favorite kind.

So.  Water.  Finn.  It’s inevitable.

finn-in-the-pond
Really just a matter of time.  Of course, me tossing his bumper toy in the pond the other day….can I help it if it’s bright green and it floats!?!  An odd coincidence that I’d have purchased a floating bumper….

finn-getting-the-bumper-from-the-pond
LOL!  That weird front leg is just a regular leg…sopping wet!!  He had fun once he realized he could grab the bumper right out of the water!!

And a bath (with soap!) will be next…. 😉

So – my card for today has about 20 different techniques in it. Okay – maybe…four?  Triple-time stamping (sort of modified), spotlighting, masking and watercoloring.  I used the Oh So Succulent bundle and a Thoughtful Thanks sentiment.  Take a look-see:

triple-time-succulent-thanks-4-stamps-n-lingers
Continue reading

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Succulent Garden Thanks for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

HappyStampersBlogPostBanner-2
Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  It’s sketch challenge week and, with the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration being live, I’m guessing you’re going to see some great new ideas for using new stamp sets and tools.  So, be sure to check out everyone’s projects, okay?

Here’s the sketch we all used!

14035004_10210533704447159_4579803154245127680_n
I took a teensy bit of liberty with the sketch, and used several piece of the gorgeous new Succulent Garden DSP – I just love this paper!!  I decorated the card with flowers from the Oh So Succulent stamp set, all cut with their matching dies from the Succulent Framelits.  And my sentiment?  All Things Thanks – from the Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

succulent-all-things-thanks-4-stamps-n-lingers
Continue reading

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Succulent Garden Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all!  Well.  Here we are on the last day of 2016.  Can you even believe that?!  Pretty soon it’s going to be 2050 and we’ll all be driving around in flying cars and have robot housekeepers named Rosie (yes, they’ll all be “Rosie”).  I’m pretty sure that’s going to happen!  I saw it on the Jetsons, so…it’s a true thing.

My friend (Aunty Jan), sent me a couple of pictures of Finn’s doggie day camp from Thursday.  Turns out he was pretty enamored of a red Kong bone.  Since he’s an only child, sharing isn’t really a thing for him – the cats seldom want anything to do with his toys.  So he figured the red Kong bone was his.  All.  His.

img_6293
But Jax – their 8 month old lab – thought…maybe not.  So, it took their Aunty Scout to moderate the ensuing discussion.

finn-scout-and-jax-with-the-bone
I wish I could have seen the next few minutes, don’t you?!? 🙂

So – my card for today is another sneak peek of the Succulent Garden Suite – but…guess what??  The sneak peeks are almost at an end – pretty soon now, y’all will be able to get all the 2017 Occasions catalog goodies for yourself!  But, for now, I used a few stamps and dies from the Oh So Succulent bundle, a little Succulent Garden DSP  – and a…surprise!  Take a look-see:

sunshine-succulent-garden-4-stamps-n-lingers
Continue reading

Categories: Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Succulent Garden Birthday Sneak Peek for the Celebrate Blog Hop

15253458_10211555773398244_4659025991003193577_n

Good morning, y’all – welcome to this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – we’ve got a Celebrate theme today! That’s pretty wide open – especially since Amy said we could interpret the theme however we liked!  I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all the Blog Hoppers’ offerings today!

I just did another pre-order from the 2017 Occasions catalog and I got the long-awaited (for me!) Oh So Succulent stamp set and the bundled Succulent Framelits.  And since I was allowed to order everything (just a little perk of being a Demonstrator!) I got a pack of the beautiful Succulent Garden DSP.  All these products make up the Succulent Garden Suite.  Since I had them and had been itching to use them….I used them for my card today!  Take a look-see:

succulent-garden-birthday-4-stamps-n-lingers
Continue reading

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 20 Comments

Blog at WordPress.com.