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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!

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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!


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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!


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

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Stampin’ Up! Window Box Medallion Thank You Card

Well, good morning, y’all!  We’re making our way thru the week pretty fast, heh?  My bachelor time is almost over…yep, it’s true.  Wayne and his mom will be on their way back to Hot Springs today.  We’ll see if she persuades him to stay an extra couple of days to help her there!  I confess I’m not sure what I’m hoping for…I had a few more things in my “what I want to eat when Wayne’s not here” pile!  I had my spaghetti squash chow mein tonight – it was good!  And some green curry chicken last night…

I’m not crushing the card making the way I’d hoped to while he was gone, but…it is what it is, huh?  The one I made for today…well, I got way more wrapped around the axle over it than I should have.  Ended up making it like…1 and a half times!  I used the Window Box Thinlits and the Make a Medallion stamp set along with some Playful Palette DSP and the new Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

And my colors are from the Global Design Project color challenge – this is a Bermuda Bay kind of week, isn’t it??

I also played along with the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge:

And finally, I thought I’d play along again with The Paper Players – these little die cuts were a little persnickety and I did so many of them…figured I’d submit the result!


I started out with a piece of Playful Palette DSP in Peekaboo Peach, matted on Bermuda Bay.  For the center strip, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and embossed it in the Boho Chic TIEF.  I SNAILd it to the card front and then ran two lengths of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon down either side, securing them in the back with scotch tape.  I thought that would be a fun departure from a regular “mat”!

I made the little squares by first cutting the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper with a scallop die from the Squares Layering Framlits.  Then I ran them each back thru the Big Shot with one of the small square dies from the Window Box Thinlits.  The first time I laid this out, I cut the little squares from plain Bermuda Bay card stock.  Didn’t like it.

Started over!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere each shiny square to a matching scalloped square of Early Espresso.  Then I popped all the squares on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Make a Medallion stamp set (Sale-A-Bration).  I stamped the first image in Bermuda Bay, the second in Peekaboo Peach and the third – yes, the third image that can make the medallion a little bit “more”! – in Early Espresso.  And I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso as well.

I cut the Medallion out with a circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to an Early Espresso scalloped circle.  Then I popped that on with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My little embellishment is some strands of thread pulled from a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, adhered with Liquid Glue.  I topped it with a tiny bow tied from Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

On the inside. I started with a Very Vanilla panel.  Across the bottom, I used the Bermuda Bay card stock Window Box die cuts that I’d made and not used to stencil some pattern in Bermuda Bay ink.

See why I have a couple of pretty Sticky Note holders?  I go thru them like crazy!  They make such great masks!

Once I’d stenciled in the two bottom corners, I ran a length of Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and one of the Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon over them, securing both ribbons in the back with scotch tape.

I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into an Early Espresso card base, SNAILd the card front on and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got three more of the Bermuda Bay stenciled patterns across the front…

…and a little more of the Playful Palette DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This was one of those color challenges that was difficult for me to do – these aren’t colors I’d choose to put together all by my lonesome.  But…they ended up working out okay!  And I am just in love with the Make a Medallion stamp set and I hope you’ve all gotten it for yourself.  Can you believe there’s only four weeks of Sale-A-Bration left?!?  Yikes! 🙂

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

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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!


NOW Is The Time To Sign Up And Get That Super-Duper Starter Kit

(Plus TWO FREE Stamp sets!)

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

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. 🙂


Start stocking up on your favorite 2015-2017 In Color goodies!

And for goodness sake – get yourself signed up to be a Demonstrator!  What are you waiting for?? 😉

Hope you have a great day – I’ll be back tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 1/2″ Scallop squares (x 5 – behind Glimmer Paper squares); 2 1/2″ scallop circle (mat for Medallion)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ circle (Medallion) 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (center embossed strip)

Playful Palette DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper: 1 1/2″ scallop squares (x5 – Window Box 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!


FINN-FAN FIX….

It’s come to my attention that there could be some unintended consequences to teaching your young, a little too smart, independent thinking Aussie that no obstacle is too much to conquer.  Go over it, under it, thru it, or across it.  Climb it.  Slide down it.  Jump it.

Doesn’t matter.  You can get to the other side.

Cuz there’s a mini-milk-bone waiting there!

Yes, that’s him standing at the top of the little stairs next to my chair.

No – they’re not for me!

Sheesh.

They’re for my two little old kitties so they can climb them and get on my lap.

Or for my 9 month old puppy who’s so jealous of them (cats, not stairs) he can hardly stand it!

Works for them, Mom – why not me!?!

But – he’s not quite figured out how to transition from the stairs to my lap.  When I finally gave in and moved the computer, he had to jump down and come around so he could leap into my lap.

I doubt it’ll take him long to figure out the other way to get there. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Swan Lake Thank You for a Super Simple Single Stamp Saturday!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope you’re ready for something fun on your Saturday!  I’m a temporary bachelor today – Wayne’s on his way to Arkansas.  He’s swinging by Hot Springs to pick up his mom, then they’re heading to Ft. Worth, TX to see his grandmother (her mother).  She’s 97 and not doing so bueno these days.  So…time for a visit.  I’m holding down the fort – well, with Finn’s expert assistance, of course!

It occured to me this afternoon that it’s been a while since I did an easy and quick card using a single stamp set.  So I decided to remedy that today, using the pretty Swan Lake stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two challenges with this one.  The first, from CAS(E) This Sketch,  helped with the layout.

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And my color scheme comes from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.

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As I said, this one was quite simple and quick to put together!

I started by cutting two identically sized pieces of Very Vanilla card stock for the card front.  This is important.  They must both be Very Vanilla.  (Of course, I’m kidding – the mask can be whatever color you want – I have no idea why I specified Very Vanilla!)

I took one of the panels and, using the next-to-largest die in the Lots of Labels Framelits set, cut the middle out of the panel – effectively creating a mask.  Then I used some sticky notes to hold the “real” card front panel (which really does need to be Very Vanilla!) in place on my work surface and placed the mat right over the top, also adhering it with sticky notes.

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I used a wedge of Stampin’ Sponge and sponged inside the mask with Marina Mist ink, leaving it darker at the edges.  When I had the color like I wanted it, I just carefully lifted up the mask!  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Basic Black card stock.

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the little cattail image from Swan Lake in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then I added the sentiment – one that I really love! – also in the Basic Gray.

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I lightly colored in the image with my Marina Mist and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers, added some Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishments, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the second sentiment from Swan Lake in Basic Gray on a Very Vanilla panel.  In the bottom corner, I stamped the second little pond image in Basic Gray and colored it with my Smoky Slate and Marina Mist Markers.

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I matted the panel on Basic Black and into my Marina Mist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added more Swan Lake flowers on the front…

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…and on the back of the envelope.

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Et voila!  One pretty stamp set – Swan Lake – yields a perfectly simple and beautiful thank you card!  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.


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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

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. 🙂


Enjoy your day and I’ll be back in the morning!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Marina Mist Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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


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


FINN-FAN FIX….

Finn likes to play Frisbee.  Especially with his dad.  Cuz his dad runs and dodges and stalks and grabs and pounces.

Mom is kinda boring cuz of how she thinks it sucks to trip and fall and maybe break her leg again.  Those first two times sucked.

Mom’s a wuss.  She’s pretty good for cooking and snuggling and foot-laying-on, but….Frisbee?  Not so much.

Dad, though…now, he knows how to play a good game of Frisbee!

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Boys – they soooo stick together!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! May Flowers One Big Meaning Thanks – and the Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Hope it’s going well so far this week.  My meeting has been very productive and well worth the effort it took to get out here (she admits grudgingly….).  Today I’ll be headed back to the airport and on the way home in the morning!

My card for today is a spring-y, flowered-y thank you card, using the fun Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits and one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets:  One Big Meaning!  When I added the gorgeous Blooms & Bliss DSP, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch to help me with the layout.

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I started with a panel of Mint Macaron and Island Indigo flowers paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP and SNAILd it to a Blushing Bride mat.  Using the new Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper, I cut out two sets of leaves with the May Flowers Framelits and adhered them to my card front with Liquid Glue.

The center layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock.  First I used the two leaves images in the Falling Flowers stamp set – stamping them all over the panel in Mint Macaron and Island Indigo ink.  I matted the panel on Blushing Bride, then ran the whole thing thru my Big Shot in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Then I popped that over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I cut two Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper leaves and a Blushing Bride flower with the May Flowers Framelits, then used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the middle panel.

My sentiment, from One Big Meaning, is heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a strip of Vellum card stock.  I adhered the vellum to a piece of Whisper White card stock – using tiny bits of glue from my Fine Tip Glue Pen under just the embossed words to hide the glue.  Then I used my Banner Triple Punch on both ends.

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I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment banner and then added a tiny bow made from Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine and a Blushing Bride Enamel Shape – and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the pretty flower from Falling Flowers in Blushing Bride on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I added a sticky note mask over it and stamped a few Mint Macaron leaves.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Island Indigo 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 Falling Flowers flower and leaves on the front…

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…and a touch more of the Blooms & Bliss DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This is such a pretty bundle of flowers and leaves – the Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits!  And I really love it with the Blooms & Bliss DSP!  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.


Everyone Loves Free Things!

Y’all’s Recent Comments Proved It!

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

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. 🙂


And now – our Blog Candy Winner!  Thanks to all of you who took the time to let us all know what your favorite part of Sale-A-Bration is.  “Free Stuff” was the clear winner!  Good call!  Free is my very favorite price!  

The handy Random Number Generator selected comment #40

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Comment 40 was from Cindy, who wrote:
            “I’ve been stampin’ since 2005 and I’ve always loved free stamps with SAB! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” 😀”

Congratulations, Cindy!  I’ll send you an e-mail shortly and then I’ll get your goodies packaged up and mailed as soon as I get home this week!

Thanks again to everyone for all your comments.

Tomorrow is Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop day – hope you’ll check back and see what we’ve all come up with for you!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); May Flowers Framelits flower

Whisper White Card Stock: 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner); 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (center panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Blooms & Bliss DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope liner

Vellum Card Stock: 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner)

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper: May Flowers Framelits leaves

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….

Heard a report that my sweet little puppy….ran a little ways into the woods yesterday and came out with…a deer leg!

Bleh….

Maybe a coyote got it?  Perhaps a hunter tossed a carcass?

I don’t know.  But…it does prove that…sweet as he is….he is….in the end…a dog wolf!

What happened to this little guy who just wanted to play in a water bowl and carry toys and sticks??

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They grow up so quick….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Black Magic Artistically Asian Butterflies

Well, good Tuesday morning from California!  My trip yesterday was uneventful and I even managed to change seats so I was on the aisle.  And I watched Dr. Strange and Keeping Up With The Joneses.  So, all in all, it was fine.

My card for today uses a technique called Black Magic – and this one uses Whisper White Craft Ink and the new Watercolor Pencils.  I learned the technique from a video that Sandi MacIver did!  You can go see her great video here.  I may do a video on this one day, but I’ll need a lot more practice to be as good at it as Sandi is!

I decided to use the Artistically Asian stamp set and a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set!   Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Thankful Thoughts Thank You Card

Hey, y’all – hope you’re already up and at ’em on your Sunday!  And that the weather is good where you are!  If you’re shoveling snow this morning…I’m sorry!  We got a chill overnight – yesterday I headed out to feed the horses in a t-shirt, this morning it’s back to long sleeves and a hoodie!  But still – we don’t have the white stuff, so….it’s all good!

My card today is a sort of shabby-chic, vintage-y thank you card, using a couple of sentiments from Thankful Thoughts and the pretty flowers in the Sale-A-Bration Avant Garden set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Make A Medallion Sneak Peek!

Happy Friday, folks!  By the time you read this – if I’ve gotten my butt outta bed – I’ll be on my way to St. Petersburg, FL – for my friend’s wedding!  Yes, the one I’ve been doing projects here and there for for the past few months.  I finally made a choice on which ones to use – and made a couple more things – that I’ll be sharing with you over the next couple of days!

I hope he knows how much I love him – I’m driving 8 hours each way.

And wearing “real” shoes.  With heels.

Okay – they’re “trouser booties” – did not know that was a thing – and the heel is only about 1 3/4″ and nice and chunky enough that I have about a 67.5% chance of not falling flat on my hindquarters!

I wanted to show you two quick pictures of Finn.  He’s growing into such a love – even more than he was just a few months ago.  I finally have the dog that wants to sleep under my craft table while I make cards.  We’ll even “miss” him in the evening and discover him there – it’s become his “spot”!

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Of course, his other “spot” is pretty much wherever I am.  No matter where that is.

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Not just every card-blogger is going to show you pictures of her dog in her bathroom – that she took while taking a bath!  But…he’s so danged cute!  Look at that ear!  He knows when mom gets in the tub with a book…might as well just kick back and take a nap.

Cuz we could be there for a minute!! 🙂

So – there’s your Finn-fix!

For my card today, I used some more of the new SAB Glimmer Paper Pack – and one of the new SAB stamp sets – the Make a Medallion set.

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Take a look-see:

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The layout was inspired by the challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch.

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This is a quick and easy card, thanks to the crisp 2-step photopolymer images in the stamp set.

I started by stamping the “main” image in Pool Party on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I stamped the second image in Daffodil Delight.

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I added the Make a Medallion sentiment in Bermuda Bay in the middle of the image and cut it out with a die in the Circles Layering Framelits.  I used the Circles Framelits to cut a Daffodil Delight scalloped circle and SNAILd the medallion to it.

For the middle panel, I SNAILd a piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper to a Daffodil Delight mat.  Then I used my 1″ Circle Punch to punch a hole in the panel right where I was going to adhere the medallion.  Remember that Glimmer Paper is notoriously hard to stick stuff to – so this is a trick to work around that!

I SNAILd the matted Glimmer Paper to my Whisper White card front.  Then I stuck a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center of the 1″ hole I’d punched and adhered the medallion to that Dimensional!

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In each corner of my card front, I stamped the little “corner” image from the Make a Medallion set in Bermuda Bay.  And then…there’s a teensy – teensy little stamp (seriously – don’t let this one drop on the floor, y’all – you’ll never see it again!) and I used it to add one little Pool Party image in the very corner.  See it??

I SNAILd the card front to a Daffodil Delight mat and the card front was done!

On the inside – I used more of the same images as I’d used on the front – in the same colors.  But I stamped everything except the sentiment off once on scrap paper. The sentiment is stamped in full-strength Bermuda Bay.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the corner images in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party (full strength!) on the front…

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…and I added a half-a-medallion on the envelope flap!

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Et Voila!  Easy peasy!  I love love love this Glimmer Paper!!  And the stamp set – for being so very simple – has so many possible combinations of colors….it’s going to be a real workhorse in your toolbox!  Hope you like!

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


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


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JOIN THE CRITTERS-N-CREATIN’ KREW!

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Hey – are you wishing you could get your hands on these new Sale-A-Bration goodies BEFORE they become available to customers on 21 Feb?  Well – if you were already a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – you could!  So let’s fix that – give me a shout and let me answer any questions you’ve got!  I’d love to have you join my team! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   
The Make a Medallion stamp set and the Glimmer Paper Pack will be available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration goody on 21 Feb! Unless…of course…you join SU! right now! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (Glimmer Paper mat); 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle (mat for medallion)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ Circle (medallion/sentiment)

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper (available 21 Feb): 2 1/8″ x 4″ (front panel)

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! Basket Bunch Bundle Thanks

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  The week is almost half over!  And Super Bowl is this Sunday!

Why did I use an exclamation point?  I only half care about the Super Bowl – I guess I’m obligated by virtue of my current home address to care about the fact that Atlanta is playing, and to cheer for them to win.  But…I also kind of think it would be cool for Tom Brady to get his 5th ring.  So…I’ll probably swing all sorts of ways on Sunday.  I really just hope the commercials are good! 🙂

So.  I have official proof that Finn-chewie is a goofus.

This is a gumball.  They fall out of …gum trees.  When the horses manage to pick them up in their manes or tails, it takes me 30 minutes to get them out.  

Mostly cuz I’m trying not to poke the stink out of my fingers.  Cuz…they hurt!

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Finn was chewing on one of these today.  This exact one, in fact.  With great relish!

Uhm….owwwww!!  But he didn’t seem at all concerned.  Well, he was a little perplexed about why I told him to drop it – but that was about it!

Also – he discovered the joys of the back pond this morning…

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I wish I could have gotten a video of his crazed racing around and thru the water.  He was having a grand old time!!  🙂

So – my card for today uses a cute little bundle in the Occasions catalog called the Basket Bunch.  I paired it up with a little Blooms & Bliss DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Thank You

Happy Hawwmp Day From Huntsville!  Made it safely after a quick stop at the dentist to replace the crown I pulled off on Sunday.  Bleh! 😦 Had my traditional first-night-in-Huntsville-Vietnamese dinner. Yum! 🙂  Did some “real” work and now…chatting with y’all! 🙂

Finn was not thrilled that I was leaving.  He found the suitcase rolling down the hall to be…suspicious.  And uppity!  It simply would not yield to his herding prowess.  Just kept going and going…

He really hated the van doors opening and being held back – he was ready to ride! 😦

But – he got to go with his dad on some man-errands after I left, so I suspect he’s over it.  🙂

My project for today is a little note-card I made using the free Sale-A-Bration Avant Garden stamp set, and a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  Plus a couple other goodies.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Tasty Trucks Thanks for the Occasions/Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – this week we’re featuring the cool new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!!  I can’t wait to see what all the ladies come up with and I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all their offerings today!

I decided to play with the Tasty Trucks stamp set – a free goody from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  And I used it to also make some designer paper of my own!  Take a look-see:

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I used the sketch portion from the Fusion challenge this week!

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And my color palette is from the Can You CASE It color challenge:

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I started with a piece of Bermuda Bay paper from the Brights DSP Stack, matting it on Melon Mambo card stock for the card front.

The next layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock – and this is where I made my own personal DSP.  Using Smoky Slate ink and the cake and ice cream cones images in the Tasty Trucks stamp set, I stamped them from top to bottom.  Then I used my Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencils to color them all in.

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I layered it on Melon Mambo and SNAILd it to the card front.

For my Tasty Truck, I stamped it in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and fussy cut it.  I added a Tasty Truck sentiment in Melon Mambo, added a Melon Mambo banner string, and a couple of Smoky Slate cupcakes.  Then I used the Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Basic Gray Watercolor Pencils to start coloring.  I did cheat on the color challenge and used a tiny bit of the Daffodil Delight pencil to give the truck a proper headlight!

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I finished up with a couple of Bermuda Bay hearts from the Brights Enamel Shapes.

The final bit was to use some Liquid Glue to adhere a new Lace Doily to the card front, then I popped the Tasty Truck over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that was it for the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped a second Tasty Trucks sentiment in Melon Mambo on a Whisper White panel.  Then I repeated the banners and a couple of Smoky Slate cupcakes and colored them all with Watercolor Pencils.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Melon Mambo banners and a Smoky Slate cake on the front…

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…and added some more Bermuda Bay DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This little stamp set is really cute – it’s got tacos and hot dogs in addition to the cake (hey – wait!  Do you think those might have been…pancakes?!?  Oh jeez!!).  Any way – it’s sweet and I hope you like the card! 🙂

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

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 Kristi’s up to!

Enjoy the hop!

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Jaimie Babarczy

Linda Geiger

Jari Francis

Mary Deatherage – You are Here!

Kristi Gray

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary


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


 SALE-A-BRATION BENEFITS!

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

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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.

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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?  See all the reasons you really ought to join my Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Braiton right…here!.

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Want a super fast way to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies?  Would you like an all-inclusive creative kit to come to your door every month?

Then – a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription might just be your answer!  Check out all the details on my Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); (mat for middle panel)

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

Brights DSP Stack (Bermuda Bay): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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!

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