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Stampin’ Up! Totally Trees Thankful Thoughts

Happy Friday, y’all!  Two days until Christmas – hope you’re ready!

So, this morning, as Finn and I headed for the barn to feed, a motion caught my eye.  I saw a brown body in the reflection of a window in the shop.  I figured there was a deer so I started to look to get Finn on his leash.

At that point – he woofed his “holy crap, what’s that, MOM!!!?” woof.

I looked up to see the two Haflinger girls looking at me from the little hill behind the house.

Hmm.  Wrong place for them to be!  Out of the pasture – at large around the house and the barn.  Mayhem and havoc wreaking surely did abound!

Got them back in their stalls, fed and happy.  Returned the trash to the can that had been investigated thoroughly, if not tidily.  “Tidy” is, after all, truly a function of thumbs and fingers….hooves and giant schnoozles?  Not really precision instruments!

Finn was – once again – gobsmacked!  (He spends a lot of time gobsmacked – it’s part of being a kid!)

Finn remained….weirded out…for a bit.  Took some lap-time to calm him down.  Danged ponies.


My card today features a stamp set that I was really sad to see on the retiring list – Totally Trees.  What a lovely and simple stamp set this one is!  I combined it with a couple of sentiments from the Thankful Thoughts set to make a nice little thank you card.  Take a look-see!

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Stampin’ Up! Totally Trees and Starlight Peace

Hey, y’all.  By the time you read this, I’ll be at the airport.  Or even already in Utah, depending on your schedule.  As I wrote this on Sunday evening, I’m as close to being ready to go as I can get until the clothes come out of the dryer.  And I’m stressing like crazy!

Not so much because of the trip, although it’s becoming more and more stressful for me.  Nope.  I’m worrying cuz…tomorrow….Mr. Finn-Chewie goes to be Tutored.  Wink.

The worst part is that in the morning he won’t get his run, won’t get any breakfast and won’t get the huge drink of water he always has first thing.  And I can’t even tell him why.  And when he comes home I won’t even be here.  And he won’t know why.  Or if I’ll be back.  Worst part of having a velcro dog is that it makes such a horrible rip when you leave them.

Okay.  That’s it.  No more maudlin crap.  Finn, in the way of puppies, knows of nothing amiss – so I’m not going to be a big ole sissy-la-la-wussy face.  Dogs get tutored every day and they get over it.  So I will, too.

We’ve been hooking his leash under the leg of the recliner (if he pulls that, then I’m buying a cart and we’re going to compete!).  So he lays on the living room, looking longingly at the cat bowls – knowing there’s a few little kernels left in them, and playing with his rope toy.  Until he falls asleep….

Yes – he’s sound asleep holding the rope toy in his mouth.  Seriously and ridiculously cute. 🙂

So I’ve been making all my cards for this next week and the one I made today is one of my favorites.  It’s Black and Metallic.  I used the Totally Trees stamp set, a little bit of Be Jolly, By Golly (get this one at 20% off TODAY only while Online Extravaganza is still on!), and a couple of die cuts.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Totally Trees One Big Meaning Thanks!

Good morning – it’s Saturday and OnStage Local 2016 is finally here!  I hope you’re having a great day – I’m pretty sure I will be!  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and getting a look at what’s coming up in the 2017 Occasions Catalog! 🙂

World Card Making Day was – as is always the case with Brian and Pam – a really fun day!  We saw lots of demonstrations of techniques and the “building blocks” of a card.  I learned some fun new ideas that I’m looking forward to sharing with y’all!

We all got cute little table favors….

The little box on the left had some peppermints and a little wooden stamp from the I Stamped This stamp set!  And on the right….well.  A chocolate chip cookie! 🙂

They’d set up a fun “selfie” station – with a frame with a big red bow on it.  Of course, if you’re holding up the frame it’s pretty hard to take a selfie.  We had to get someone to take the picture for us – which I think makes it a “youie” station! 🙂


That’s me with Beth Hooper, Amy Koenders, Kelly Cannon and Jari Francis!  Amy’s Inkin’ Krew had a good showing at WCMD 2016 – and will be even better at today’s OnStage event! 🙂

More pictures will follow in the next couple of days, but for now, let me show you the card I made for today!  It uses one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog – Totally Trees – and the great One Big Meaning stamp set from the annual catalog.  Take a look-see:

I played along with three challenges with this card.  The first, for the layout, is from Freshly Made Sketches.

My color palette came from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.


And, finally, I played with the What Will You Stamp challenge…

I started with a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP for the card front, matting it onto a Dapper Denim card stock mat.  Next came a strip of Mint Macaron paper from the Presents & Pinecones DSP, also matted on Dapper Denim and SNAILd to the card front.

I added a length of Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon over the DSP strip, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment panel is a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set in Dapper Denim.  I created a sticky note mask, stamping the sentiment on the sticky note and then cutting it out.  I placed the mask over the sentiment and got down to the trees.

I stamped two of the tree images from Totally Trees in Emerald Envy and added the solid “leaves” shape in Mint Macaron.  Then I removed the sticky note mask.

I added three Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes in the bottom corner.  For the mat, I used another piece of Dapper Denim card stock, offsetting it as suggested in the sketch challenge.

I popped the whole sentiment panel over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Totally Trees image in the corner of a Whisper White panel in Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron.

I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and then into my Emerald Envy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Totally Trees tree on the front….

…and a final tree on the back of the envelope, plus some more Presents & Pinecones DSP on the envelope flap.

Here’s where I’d have put a picture of the back of the envelope.

If I’d taken one.

I have no idea why I didn’t.  And I’m not at home to remedy my faux pas.

So….close your eyes and simply image the serene beauty of the Mint Macaron DSP gracing the flap of my envelope. 🙂

Et Voila!  I just love Totally Trees – the options for arboreal beauty are many with this great set!  And it paired beautifully with the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP.  They created a card with not a “Christmas-y” feeling anywhere to be found!  Hope you like!

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


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Ordering Special Going on Through 7 Nov!

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Since Stampin’ Up! is so generously offering a great 25% off on selected stamp sets, as well as letting us order the Stitched Shapes Framleits early, I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for this first week of the sale!

Between now and 7 Nov 16, for all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards points.

For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermint Rewards Points, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

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Let’s get ready for the Holidays – Happy Shopping!!

Stitched Shapes Framelits Die Set and Matching Stamp Set Sale


These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be “officially released” in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, but we get to buy them right now!

On top of that, SU! has a great 25% sale off coordinating stamp sets from 1 – 30 November! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale.  Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets sale ends 30 November, you’ll still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date! Cool, huh? 🙂


  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning today! (will continue to be available through the 2017-18 Annual Catalog!)
  • 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

FYI, here are the measurements for the full cutout pieces for the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:

  • Circles:
  • Squares:
  • Ovals:
    1-3/4” x 13/16”
    2-1/4” x 1-5/16”
    2-3/4” x 1-13/16”
    3-1/4” x 2-5/16”

The stitched embossing is approximately 1/16” from the edge of the cutout. So the dimensions are approximately 1/8” smaller than the cutouts.

Saturday – Sunday – Monday.  That’s all the time you have left to take advantage of my Double Peppermint Rewards Points!  Why not take advantage of it and get yourself closer to getting that free $40 gift!?

See you tomorrow!  In the meantime….here I am looking a bit like a doofus with my friend Kelly who’s looking as cute as ever at her very first Stampin’ Up! event since joining under me earlier this year! 🙂





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

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (met for Presents & Pinecones DSP Strip); 3 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment mat);

Fancy Frost Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Presents & Pinecones DSP: 1″ x 5 1/8″ (front strip); envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Totally Suite Paisley Trees for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. If you’re following along, you’ll know this is a color challenge week.  We changed some things up a bit, though – now you may see us use a sketch or design challenge to help us get our creative juices flowing.  Yeah!  I’m excited to see what everyone did with these pretty colors this week.  Hope you are, too, and that you’ll check out all the projects from the ladies-who-hop!

Here’s our color scheme…perfect for the first official day of Fall, don’t you think??

Before I get into my card – let me share the news.  I know many of you probably had a sleepless night, worrying about whether I hurt myself getting on my hands and knees to search for my AWOL spider from the Jar of Haunts stamp set.  And if that wasn’t concerning you – you were anxious about whether I found him – or vacuumed him up!

Well….I found him! 🙂

I searched thru all my scrap paper.  Used a flashlight to peer around under the desk.  Emptied the trash cans – searching (a little bit!) thru the papers in them to see if he was there.  No joy.  I slumped back in despair, knowing I had no choice but to pull up my big girl panties and get down and run my hand all over the floor, hoping I’d feel him.  As I gazed dejectedly down at said floor (have I mentioned I need to vacuum?!?), I noticed an oddly shaped scrap of Real Red card stock.

It looked….blurry…on one end.

Could it….?  Could it possibly be??

Not holding out much hope, I reached down and picked up the scrap.

And, by golly – there he was!!  Clinging stubbornly to that scrap of card stock.  I know he was hoping I’d find him – he’d lost his way – and not vacuum him up!

There was much singing and rejoicing!  And while he was singing and bouncing around,  I gave him a stern talking to for scaring me and a time out.  In his stamp case.  If he thinks I’m just going to jump up and stamp his little image on something anytime soon…well, he’s just got another think coming to him! 😉

So – what did I do with these colors for today?  Well, I didn’t stamp a spider, that’s for darned sure!  I pulled out the Suite Seasons stamp set, which is just chock-a-block full of great sentiments for the season.  I suppose that’s why it’s called that…  I added some trees from Totally Trees and dressed it all up with beautiful Petals & Paisleys DSP.  Take a look-see:

I used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge to help me with my design.  Mojo Monday #466:

I started by SNAILing a piece of Mint Macaron design-paper from the Petals & Paisleys DSP to a Rich Razzleberry mat.  For the small rectangle on the left, I SNAILd the copper-foil-embossed paper – also from Petals & Paisleys – to a second Rich Razzleberrry mat.  And SNAILd that to my card front.

The art began with the sentiment from Suite Seasons.  I inked the image with Versamark, then with my Delightful Dijon ink, stamped it on a Very Vanilla square, and sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated it up – resulting in a shiny, embossed, Delightful Dijon sentiment!

My trees, from Totally Trees, are stamped three times in Versamark ink, sprinkled with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heated.  Then I colored the leaves with my Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon Stampin’ Write Markers.  I SNAILd the panel to a Rich Razzleberry Mat and then to the card front.

My ribbons are from the 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog in Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon.  I snipped little banner ends and then wrapped them over the top of the card, securing the end with scotch tape.  I used a little line of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stick the ribbons down on the card.

For the embellishment, I cut a little shape from Copper Foil with my Paisleys Thinlits and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue.  Using a Glue Dot, I added a small Classy Designer Button.  I finished it off with a little bow that I’d tied with a length of Linen Thread and two lengths of Copper Metallic Thread, adhering that with a Glue Dot, too.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

On the inside, I SNAILd a Very Vanilla panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat.  Then I used a small image from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set and – stamping off once first – ran it up the side of the panel in Delightful Dijon.

I SNAILd it into my Delightful Dijon card base, added the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a line of stamped-off-once Paisleys & Posies images across the front…

…and some more of the Petals & Paisleys DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  This pretty Thanksgiving-worthy card holds so many of my favorite things from the Holiday Catalog!  And it sure was easy to put together, too!  Hope you like!

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

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

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


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog!



You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.

You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
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Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for DSP rectangle); 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for art panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner);  2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (art panel)

Petals & Paisleys DSP:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (front rectangle); 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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Stampin’ Up! Totally Trees Thank You Notes and Gift Box

Good morning, ya’ll, on this three-day weekend!  Hope you’re dry and getting ready to have a great Holiday!  We are supposed to have some nice temperatures this weekend – tv weather just said the morning temps should be in the high 60’s!!  Whooooooo-hoooooooo!!  I hope I feel the need to have a little shiver!! 🙂

For today, I went back to the new Totally Trees stamp set.  This is another one that I’m really loving – it’s got so many possible combinations to fuel your creativity!  I used the set to make some little, tiny thank you notes, so I borrowed a little sentiment from One Big Meaning, too.  I made a bunch of them, and also took a quick minute to make a custom gift box to hold the little notes.  Take a look-see:

Totally Trees Note Card Box 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers

If you look, you’ll see that I added a couple of leaves, from the Vintage Leaves stamp set, cut with the Leaflets Framelits dies!  When you open the box, the inside reveals 10 little note cards and matching envelopes. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Totally Trees Papillon Thanks!

Happy one-day-left-to-order-Thoughtful-Branches and one-day-more-to-wait-till-the-Holiday-Catalog-goes-live Day!  Ha – you thought I was gonna say Happy Hawmp day, didn’t ya?  Well – happy that, too! 🙂

Before we get to the card, I have a teeny little deer story for you.  This evening when I stepped out the back door to go feed, as soon as I walked past the end of the house, I heard this great galumphing and pounding of feet at the other end of the house!  It scared the you-know-what out of me!  Once I returned to solid ground, looking around quickly to be sure no one saw me be such a ninny-wussy-sissy-la-la….I saw the cause of the commotion.  The two tiny, baby deer twins – who are no longer so tiny or baby (they’re pretty much still twins.  And….deer) – had been browsing the shrubs right against the house (no – it matters not to me, they’re ugly things that will one day find themselves on the burn pile!) – and I scared the you-know-what out of them when I came around the corner. 🙂

They boinged off a little ways – showing me how big their white tails are – and then turned to look at me.  One just stood there – I choose to think she’s a she – and therefore smart enough to have assessed the situation and immediately determined I was no threat.  The other, in a show of mighty manliness, stomped his little teenage deer foot a few times.  When I didn’t immediately bow to his ferocity, he stomped it a few more times!

Well, that did it.  I quickly jumped in the golf cart and backed cautiously away.  I know when I’m licked!  He definitely showed me what for!! 😉

In truth, it was pretty danged cool to be that close to them – once I could breathe again, that is!

Anywho – on to the card.  Today I used a new stamp set – Totally Trees (get it tomorrow!!) and an oldie-but-a-goodie, Papillon Potpourri.  I added a little Warmth & Cheer DSP, and a few other little goodies to come up with a thank you card.  Take a look-see:

Totally Trees Butterfly Thanks 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Totally Trees Stylized Birthday!

Well, good morning – I’m grateful to y’all for giving me a few minutes of your Saturday morning!  I’ll confess that my title is a tad misleading – only the Totally Trees stamp set – from the new Holiday Catalog is a true “sneak peek”!  But – the Stylized Birthday stamp is new in the Annual Catalog – and new to me!  My oh-so-uber-cool upline and friend, Amy Koenders, suprised me with it the other day!  This was a stamp I had on my Wish List but just hadn’t acquired yet.  So, it was wicked cool to get it out of the blue!

And I was right to want it on my wish list!  It’s a really pretty little sentiment – it’s an a la carte stamp, which means you get one image.  And it’s a good one!

Totally Trees is a lot of fun – it’s got lots of different images and you can put them together in all sorts of ways to make lots and lots of…well,  trees!!  And a sun.  And…coconuts, too!

Totally Trees - Stamps-N-Lingers
I added a little bit of Gorgeous Grunge and here’s what resulted.  Take a look-see:

Totally Trees Stylized Birthday 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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