Posts Tagged With: Thank You Card

Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases In Color Fun-Fold Thanks!

Mornin’, y’all!  Friday rolled around again!  Love how it does that, don’t you?

I decided to do another fun-fold for you today – one of those ones that looks totally cool (and completely “hard”) but is just a few extra folds and cuts.

This one uses the Varied Vases bundle and the new 2018-2020 In Colors – including the new Designer Series Paper in Lovely Lipstick!  With the addition of a perfectly perfect sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set – take a look-see:

My color scheme is from The Paper Players color challenge this week.

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Thick Whsiper White card stock for the card base.  Score and fold it at 2 1/8″ from each short end.

Boom.  Gate Fold!

I matted two pieces of Lovely Lipstick DSP from the new 2018-2020 DSP on some Pineapple Punch card stock for the two front panels and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

The art and sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White card stock, also matted on Pineapple Punch.   I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (still time to get you one of these if you haven’t!) to position and stamp the sentiment from the All Things Thanks set in Call Me Clover.

The vases from Varied Vases are all stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  This is a photopolymer set – so it’s easy to line everything up!  I added Tuxedo Black flowers and colored them with my Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Markers.

I stamped a few more Tuxedo Black vases on the Lovely Lipstick DSP and fussy cut them – then I popped them over the stamped vases with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a tiny Linen Thread bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.  And – that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added a Whisper White panel matted on Pineapple Punch.  It’s got a Call Me Clover sentiment from Varied Vases and a couple more vases on the bottom.

I made a quick belly band of Whisper White – just cut a strip 2 1/4″ wide and long enough to wrap around the closed card.  Adhere the ends together with some Liquid Glue (or your could use Tear & Tape Adhesive).  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the card front to the bellyband and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Varied Vases on the front…

…and I added some more of the Lovely Lipstick DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Easy Peasy Nice and Squeezy!  Varied Vases is absolutely one of my fave new bundles (the Vases Builder Punch is so cool!) and I am tickled that we’ve got the Designer Series Paper back in the In Colors!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

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 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ from each short end)

Pineapple Punch Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for front panels); 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for art/sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

2018-202 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – front panels); envelope flap; fussy cut Varied Vases

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x ~9″ (belly band); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (art/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!


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 – Finn sort of abdicated his spot to Wilbur today.

But first – I wanted to let y’all know that Finn made the Animal Medical Clinic of Fairburn’s FB page!  Check it out here – and give them some love (ie: Like!)!  They saved his Finny-life!

Now.

Wilbur is making it pretty darned clear that he’s 1) not wild and 2) pretty sure he wants to be a Deatherage.

Check it

.

 

See him?

He’s inside a little “house” that he’s created under a carriage in our barn shed-row.  Right behind the horses.  It’s pretty close quarters (no wild pig is going in there) – and he gets all snuggled down and pig-snores….

I’ve started giving him handful of horse feed when I feed the horses.

We feed family.

Right? 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Abstract Garden Impressions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! You might have noticed the different blog header?  All us ladies-who-hop got together and decided that it would be fun to have a Joint Blog Hop once a month with the Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  So…this is the first of those joint blog hops!

And – for each of them, we’re planning to have both a sketch and a color scheme to play with.  We can use the sketch or the color scheme or…both!  Fun, yes?  And it means that our projects are going to be awesome!  So, I hope you’ll check all of them out when you’re done here!

I decided to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the matching Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  I put them on more of the gorgeous Garden Impressions DSP.  And the resulting card – makes quite an…impression!  You knew I had to do that, huh?  Take a look-see:

I mentioned that we had a sketch AND a color scheme, yes?  Well…I used both of them!

I started by matting some gorgeous paper from the Garden Impressions DSP on Tranquil Tide for the card front.

The next layer is Crumb Cake and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Abstract Impressions sentiment in Tranquil Tide.

Then, with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats, I embossed the beautiful Springtime Impressions Thinlits corner floral image into the card stock.  The mats include instructions – I used the sandwich for “Embossing Only”. 🙂

Once that was done, I matted the panel on Tranquil Tide.  I took a length of new Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine and untwisted all the strands.  I wrapped all the now-untwisted strands around the panel and tied a knot in the front – leaving some long and messy “tails’.  Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut two detailed butterflies with the large die in the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.   One from the same paper as the card front and one from Vellum card stock.  I adhered the two together with a little Liquid Glue along the body.  Pearl Basic Jewels add a little bling and I curled the wings a tiny bit.

I popped the butterfly over the knotted Baker’s Twine with a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a final Pearl Basic Jewel by the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the layers of Garden Impressions DSP and Crumb Cake.  On the Crumb Cake layer, I used one of the flower-fill images from Abstract Impressions in Night of Navy – stamping a couple of times without re-inking.  The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I adhered the panels to Tranquil Tide mats and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Night of Navy Abstract Impressions flower on the front…

…and I added more of the Garden Impressions DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m really having fun playing with the Embossing Mats (and know you will, too!).  It’s so cool to be able to add some of the gorgeous designs we’ve got in our wonderful Thinlits and Framelits sets, don’t you think?  And – the Springtime Impressions Thinlits do a great job embossing AND making a lovely butterfly!  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 Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

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 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed front panel and inner panel)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for embossed front panel and inner panel)

Garden Impressions DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner panel); Springtime Impressions Thinlits die cut butterfly; envelope flap

Vellum Card Stock: Springtime Impressions Thinlits die cut butterfly

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


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


Finn Fan Fix

No Finn Fan Fix on Blog Hop Days. 🙂

TTFN
M

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

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures Take Two!

Happy happy Hawwwwmp Day, y’all!  No – REALLY this time!  I’m so sorry that this card posted yesterday – so much for my sterling planning and scheduling skills, heh?  So – let’s try this again – maybe you didn’t look too closely at the card when it slipped by me yesterday! 🙁

This card goes back to the pretty Tranquil Textures Suite – the Sea of Textures stamp set and the bundled Under the Sea Framelits, plus the Timeless Textures DSP.  And I also borrowed from the Thankful Thoughts set to turn it into a Thank You card.  Take a look-see:

This layout comes from the sketch challenge at CAS-UAL Fridays.

I started with some pretty Tranquil Textures DSP and stamped a simple sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts set in Fresh Fig – using my Stamparatus to ensure a solid image.  I matted it on Fresh Fig card stock with Liquid Glue.

Then I got busy with my Big Shot and the Under The Sea Framelits.  I ran Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Fresh Fig card stock thru a bunch of times, making sea grass and coral and sand dollars!

I adhered all the shapes to the card front – using mostly Liquid Glue.  I did pop a couple of the sand dollars on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

It seemed to me that any coral reef worth it’s salt (yep – I said that!) would have fish swimming in and amongst the reef.  So – I cut some Balmy Blue and Fresh Fig fish with the school die in Under the Sea Framelits.  Then I hunkered down and glued those little puppies down one dab of Liquid Glue at a time.

I pulled out my Pearl Basic Jewels and the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and scattered them about on the sand dollars and starfish and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added some Sea of Textures sea kelp in Balmy Blue (stamped it twice without re-inking), a Fresh Fig coral and some Mint Macaron coral to a Whisper White panel.

I matted it on a Fresh Fig panel and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sea of Textures sea kelp and coral on the front…

…and then I added more Tranquil Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this set, y’all!  The colors in the Tranquil Textures DSP are just so soft and pretty – and have such life to them!  And the images and die cuts in the Sea of Textures stamp set and matching Under the Sea Framelits are just wonderful (seriously…the sand dollars look so real, don’t they?!)!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

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 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″);  Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

Tranquil Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap

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

Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

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

You might remember a few pictures of the Man helping me to plant?

Well – what you sow so must you reap!

Yep – we harvested a whole mess of White Ball turnips on Monday morning!  And Finn helped me wash them in the garden!

And then I cleaned them (this is post-clean, pre-trim!) – no thumbs.  Knives are really not an option for a person with paws…

Of course, I did NOT take a post-cook picture – we were too busy scarfing them down!

Y’all – I cooked them in 25 minutes in my Mealthy Pressure Cooker!  And they.  Were.  Perfect!!  Just like southern turnip greens are supposed to be!

Finny wasn’t impressed.  Thought it was much ado about nothing.  A lot of work for…vegetables?!?  Bleh.

Not enough bacon for him, I suppose!

TTFN
M

Categories: Ordering Special!, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sea of Timeless Textures Under the Sea Thanks

Happy happy Hawwwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well – I’m headed home from Huntsville today.  Will be glad to get back.

My card today goes back to the pretty Tranquil Textures Suite – the Sea of Textures stamp set and the bundled Under the Sea Framelits, plus the Timeless Textures DSP.  And I also borrowed from the Thankful Thoughts set to turn it into a Thank You card.  Take a look-see:

This layout comes from the sketch challenge at CAS-UAL Fridays.

I started with some pretty Tranquil Textures DSP and stamped a simple sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts set in Fresh Fig – using my Stamparatus to ensure a solid image.  I matted it on Fresh Fig card stock with Liquid Glue.

Then I got busy with my Big Shot and the Under The Sea Framelits.  I ran Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Fresh Fig card stock thru a bunch of times, making sea grass and coral and sand dollars!

I adhered all the shapes to the card front – using mostly Liquid Glue.  I did pop a couple of the sand dollars on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

It seemed to me that any coral reef worth it’s salt (yep – I said that!) would have fish swimming in and amongst the reef.  So – I cut some Balmy Blue and Fresh Fig fish with the school die in Under the Sea Framelits.  Then I hunkered down and glued those little puppies down one dab of Liquid Glue at a time.

I pulled out my Pearl Basic Jewels and the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and scattered them about on the sand dollars and starfish and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added some Sea of Textures sea kelp in Balmy Blue (stamped it twice without re-inking), a Fresh Fig coral and some Mint Macaron coral to a Whisper White panel.

I matted it on a Fresh Fig panel and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sea of Textures sea kelp and coral on the front…

…and then I added more Tranquil Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this set, y’all!  The colors in the Tranquil Textures DSP are just so soft and pretty – and have such life to them!  And the images and die cuts in the Sea of Textures stamp set and matching Under the Sea Framelits are just wonderful (seriously…the sand dollars look so real, don’t they?!)!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 15 MAY – 31 MAY: UTFWK6SA

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 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2018 New and In-Color Special Bundles

With the impending arrival of the new colors in our 2018 Color Revamp, as well as the 2018-2020 In Colors, I’ve put together some really good deals for you!

So – ready to see them?  Take a quick look-see, then head over to my ordering page for all the information and a handy order form.  The new catalog is almost here – and I know you’re going to want to surround yourself with all the beautiful new colors!

Bundle #1: The 2018 New Color Bundle – $225

 

Bundle #2: The 2018-2020 In Color Go For It Bundle – $140

 

Bundle #3: The 2018-2020 In Color Let’s Get Started Bundle – $98

 

Bundle #4: The 2018-2020 In Color Early Release Buyer’s Bundle – $80

 

Add-On Bundles: Available to add to your order when you purchase one of the four bundles above.

Add the perfect embellishment to your projects with 2018-2020 In Color ribbons and/or heat embossing!

 

 

If you’re ready to get all the details and place your order, you can go to my 2018 New and In Color Special Bundles Page!

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂


Last-Chance Products

Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!


 Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog.  And I’ve only got a few spots remaining!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂


There’s Still Time!

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

Get all the details right here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″);  Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

Fresh Fig Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

Tranquil Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap

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

Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: Various die cuts from the Under the Sea Framelits

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

You might remember a few pictures of the Man helping me to plant?

Well – what you sow so must you reap!

Yep – we harvested a whole mess of White Ball turnips on Monday morning!  And Finn helped me wash them in the garden!

And then I cleaned them (this is post-clean, pre-trim!) – no thumbs.  Knives are really not an option for a person with paws…

Of course, I did NOT take a post-cook picture – we were too busy scarfing them down!

Y’all – I cooked them in 25 minutes in my Mealthy Pressure Cooker!  And they.  Were.  Perfect!!  Just like southern turnip greens are supposed to be!

Finny wasn’t impressed.  Thought it was much ado about nothing.  A lot of work for…vegetables?!?  Bleh.

Not enough bacon for him, I suppose!

TTFN
M

Categories: Ordering Special!, Shares, Sneak peek, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Accented Blooms Sneak Peek on Garden Impressions

Hey, folks – happy Monday!

I’m not usually a fibber, so…let me re-phrase.

Heeeeyyy – it’s Monday….Bleh… 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live video, I surely do appreciate you spending some time with me on your weekend!  If not, but you’d like to see how I made this card, here’s the replay for you!

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Categories: Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Shares, Sneak peek, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Delightfully Detailed With Love Sneak Peek

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day, my peeps!  The week is half over – again!

I pulled out another new suite of goodies to share with you today.  This is the Delightfully Detailed Suite – and it includes the Detailed With Love stamp set and the bundled Detailed Trio Punch.  There are a few other pieces in the suite – and I used a bunch of them in my card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Bunch for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

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

I pulled out a wonderful bundle from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits!  My peeps – this stamp set and framelits is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog – but…it won’t be bundled!  So – if you love it – get it now and save yourself 10%!  Just sayin’…  I layered the bouquet over some Tutti-Frutti DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Feminine, Friendship, Spring, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy and a Charming Cafe

Good morning!  How’s it going today?  Do you have a good weekend planned? Hope so!

I did a quick and easy card today – very simple design, using an old favorite (well, not so very old, maybe!) – the Daisy Delight stamp set, bundled Daisy Punch and Delightful Daisy DSP – combined with a pretty sentiment from the Occasions stamp set called Charming Cafe.  Take a look-see:

I used the color scheme from this week’s Color Throwdown.  I love the Black/White/Any Color combination, don’t you? Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely As A Tree Sunset Thanks

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy weekend!

I’ve made a card for you today with one of my favorite stamp sets – the Lovely As A Tree set.  I mean, really, what’s not to love about this beautiful set?  I put the trees against a sponged background, then added a sentiment from All Things Thanks.  Take a look-see:

For those of you who were watching last Sunday, you might recognize this card front?  Since I showed you how to do it on the video, I won’t go into a lot of explanation,  You can just fast forward this video (to about the 27:50 point in the video) and watch me make it!

I mentioned in the video that I’d seen a sunset here at the house that inspired the picture.  Here ’tis!

So – I started with a Very Vanilla panel and masked off the rectangle with Washi Tape.  I sponged the sunset in Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Pool Party and Marina Mist.  Then I carefully peeled up the Washi Tape.

I used my Stamparatus to add the Lovely As A Tree image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I did that to be sure I could stamp a couple of times if needed to get the image as dark as I wanted it.

For the sentiment, I borrowed from the All Things Thanks stamp set and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it where I wanted it.  I inked up just the word Thanks with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and added it to the card front.

With my Journaling Pen, I added little dots here and there around the sentiment.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat.

I added a length of Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.  This card is going to a couple – but mostly to the man, so…I made myself stop there!

On the inside, I inked the second part of the sentiment with my Night of Navy Marker and, again with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added some more Journaling Pen dots, then I inked up the trees image in Tuxedo Black again, stamped it off twice, and stamped it over the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added more of the trees in Tuxedo Black…

…and then I added them one last time on the back, across the edge of the flap.

Et Voila!  I don’t care how old this stamp set is – or gets!  It will always be one of my very favorite of all time.  It’s just so classic and gorgeous!  And All Things Thanks is a super good thank-you sentiment set to always have on hand!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  


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Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″);

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn-y and I end all our days pretty much the same way.  

After we finish up with the horses and take our last walk, I take a shower.

Finn gets in some pre-sleeping.

Then I get in bed and type up my blog post for the next morning.

Finn further perfects his pre-sleeping technique.

Once I’m done, I get up to put the computer on the charger and set the coffee for morning.  And rouse Finn for one last quick sortie outside.

Only the other night – he’d skipped both phases of pre-sleeping and gone directly to full-up-all-out-legs-akimbo night-sleeping.

I, heeding the adage about letting night-sleeping-dogs-lie…closed the kennel door and called it a night.

Now.  I’m pretty sure he moved in the night.  I think I remember feeling him bumping around at the end of the bed.

But – you’d for sure never know it.  This is what I found at 530 the next morning.

Apparently, this is his very favorite position!  

It’s certainly his very cutest position, I’d say!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Friend!

Well, look-ee look-ee!  Guess what day it is again!?  Yep – it’s HAWWWWMP Day, y’all!  It’s downhill from here to the weekend.

My card today is another departure from my norm.  In that it uses brighter colors and more…abstractedness…than usual.  I pulled out the pretty Hello Friend stamp set (the coordinating stamp set for the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit!) and tried a new coloring technique.  Take a look-see:

There’s a reason for the colors – I was playing along with the TGIF Color Challenge this week! Continue reading

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