Posts Tagged With: Wetlands

Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree at Moonrise

Well, the big cat just determined he was done with my lap – at least for a little while – so I can actually DO a blog post tonight!  Leo is a lap hog  – he stretches across my lap from one arm of the recliner to the other.  And stretches luxuriously and yawns (he yawns quite cute-ly – with the end of his tongue all curled up!) and turns half upside down – all across my lap.  And he does NOT think that it’s a good idea for me to set my computer on him whilst he’s doing all this.  So….cat -yes.  Computer – No.  Until he’s done with me.  It’s what we do.

My card tonight is inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest.  Not of a card, but….

Hare at Moonrise

When I saw this photo, it just spoke to me.  About a 1000 years ago, in a galaxy far far away, I spent some time in the panhandle of Oklahoma.  Quite a while, actually – another business trip (yes, you’ve figured out my secret – I get ALL the great garden spots for my business trips….).  And it was in a pretty isolated little town (Super Walmart came while I was there and the whole town turned out.  It was BIG!).  So, I tried to find things to do (at that time, I didn’t do stamping, so I didn’t have a room full of crafty things to do) and on one of my little trips, I ended up at a preserve of some sort – no clue what it was called any more.  Wide open spaces.  Buffalo roaming.  Longhorns playing.  Bunnies frolicking.  Prairie Dogs barking.  It was big and, in its own way, beautiful.  A prairie preserved.  Anyway, I got a bee in my bonnet that it would be really cool to be there at night when there was a full moon.  So, one weekend, I dilly’d and dallied about until it was finally dark and the moon had risen over the prairie.  I wasn’t alone – other folks apparently shared my bee.  It was spectacular.  I don’t even remember the time of year now, but it wasn’t too hot or too cold.  It was just beautiful.  The light of the moon was….ethereal.  If it wasn’t too crystal-chaneling woo-woo….I’d say I could hear the creak of the wagons and the rustle of the wheels rolling thru the prairie grasses.  Truly one of the coolest experiences of my life.

Well – that picture took me back to that night.  And I wanted to re-create it on a card.  So I tried.  Take a look-see:

Lovely as a Tree Noel Color accurate watermarked

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One of Those Days….and a Thank You Card!

So – if you’ve been a follower of my blog for any time at all, you know that I very recently got home from 4 ridiculously long months in California.  In case you’re new here (welcome! 🙂 ) and let me just say that I wasn’t in the part of CA that you see Clint Eastwood talking about on TV.  No indeed.  But – I’m home now.  And I’ve been taking a couple of weeks of vacation.

We live very near Atlanta.  We have lots and lots of stuff to do here.

Six Flags over Georgia.

Water Parks.

Lake Alatoona, West Point Lake and Lake Lanier within an hour or two.  And a nice fishing boat in the garage.

Calloway Gardens just a couple of hours south of us.  And I hear the butterflies are hatching.  De-robing?  Un-cocooning?

Stone Mountain is close and apparently fun.  Nope – never been there.

One of the best aquariums in the country – just up the road.

The Coca-Cola plant and museum – just up the same road.  And it boasts the opportunity to try Coca-Cola products from all over the world.  Sorry, though – until they make Diet Mountain Dew….I’m a Pepsico girl.  And – other countries have some pretty……”hmm” ideas of what makes soda taste good.  Just sayin’.

Bottom line?  We gots lots and lots of cool, fun things to do – right here.  So – what do you think we did?

Yup – you guessed it.  We replaced the toilet in our master bathroom.  I believe the old one is as old as the house (and it’s no young-un!) and was really ready to be replaced.  Like coffee and toilet paper – there’s just some things that are life-critical.  Toilets that WORK are right up there on that list (maybe for DH the entire outdoors is a valid alternative, but….not for the DW (that’s me)!).  So it was necessary.  But, I must say – if asked to write a one page (single spaced) essay on “What I did on summer vacation” – this would be kind of pathetic!

To top it all off – it’s been “one of those days”.  You know the kind I mean?  I’ve been in a completely stinkin’ mood all day.  One might even say…..

bitchy day

No idea why or where-from the great B****-iness overcame me today – but it did.  Which I’m sure added to the overall pleasantness of replacing the toilet for my DH.  Oh!  Did you think I meant “WE” when I said “we”?  No – HE did the toilet while I supervised, read the directions (which he pretty much ignored), checked for leaks, etc.  The usual.

But – it’s done now.  Ready to roll.  Or flow.  Or….something.  And I’m sure tomorrow will be much better!  And hopefully the little bundle will be all gone.

Now – let’s get on with why you came here today, shall we?  My card today was one I did to thank my friend in CA for all the help he gave me on this last trip.  It uses the brand new Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set, and is done in a few of the new 2015-2017 In Colors.  Take a look-see:

Len Thanks Outside 1 Watermarked

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Welcome, Sweet Lamb…..not a book card……

Happy Monday, y’all.  When I got ready to share the Wedding Book Card that I’ve been promising you, I went to my computer bag and pulled out the sheets of paper (only there was only one….strange…..) that I’d so carefully written my card recipe on before I gave the card away in CA.  But, neither side said “Wedding Card – Book Style” (which I’m quite QUITE sure is what I wrote on the top of the paper).  Hmmm.  I tore my computer bag apart.  I searched on the kitchen island, the dining table, my “office” area, the bedroom dresser, my suitcases (still not unpacked!)…..and nothing.  I KNOW I put that paper in my bag.  I’m sure of it.  And yet – it’s.  Just.  Gone.  So, I must apologize.  I really wanted to show you guys how to make that card!  But I can’t do it without the measurements and card cuts – and I don’t have them OR the card to re-measure!  So…..  I’m going to show you a DIFFERENT card today.  And then I’m going to make ANOTHER book card – and THEN I’ll show you how to do it.  Promise.

Or – as is just as likely to happen – I’ll find that dratted piece of paper where I have no expectation of finding it – and THEN I’ll show you all the deets!

I am sorry.  Also, I apologize! 🙁

But – here’s my share for you today – it’s a baby card, and it uses the new 2015-2016 In Colors, and the new Circle of Spring and Baryard Babies stamp sets!  Take a look-see:

Welcome Sweet Lamb Outside 1 watermarked

I started by running a piece of Mint Macaron card stock thru my Big Shot in the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then I SNAILd it to my Watermelon Wonder card base.  Then I pulled out a piece of Shimmery White card stock and used the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits die to cut out the wreath center before I stamped the wreath.  Here’s a PSA for you and this is kind of cool.  This die set not only matches the Wondrous Wreath stamp set for Christmas, but it ALSO matches the new Circle of Spring stamp set.  Double bang for the buck!!  And – you can GET the stamp and framelits set in a bundle and save another 15%!

Anywho…..Once I’d cut out the center, I stamped the wreath image from the Circle of Spring Set, in Mint Macaron.  Then I ran the card stock back thru the Big Shot with the wreath die – the Magnetic Platform really comes in handy for this.

Et Voila!  One spring-y wreath!

Welcome Sweet Lamb Front Close-up watermarked

I stamped the totally adorable lamb from Barnyard Babies in Tip Top Taupe on a small scrap of the Shimmery White card stock and SNAIL’d that to the Mint mat – being sure it was going to be right in the middle of my wreath.  Then I used some Dimensionals to attach the wreath over the top of my little fleecy fellow. I colored some of the flowers, leaves and hearts with my new Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Markers.  The bow and additional flowers are stamped from the Circle of Spring set again (although they actually match the same flower and bow in the Wondrous Wreath Set!), using Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock.  I used some glue dots to adhere them to the wreath.  The banner is another scrap of the Shimmery White, with the sentiment from Barnyard Babies in Mint Macaron.  I used the new Triple Punch to take it from rectangle to banner, edged it with the Mint Macaron Marker, SNAIL’d it to the wreath and then added the flower accent.

Welcome Sweet Lamp card and envelope 2 watermarked

I added some Pearl Basic Jewels, a Mint Macaron 2015-2016 In Color Blossom Accent, and a little double bow from the new Gold Metallic Thread.  And that finished off the front of the card!

For the inside, I went to my Hello Life stamp set, and added Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder accents across the bottom of a piece of Shimmery White.  The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set in Mint Macaron.  After I stamped it, I covered it with a sticky note (crafter’s best tool!!) and added the little lamb, again in Tip Top Taupe.

Welcome Sweet Lamb Inside watermarked

I punched a few hearts out using my Heart Border and Itty Bitty Heart punches, and stuck them on kind of randomly.  I bet you’re thinking that I did this because I must have made a smudge of ink.

Well, I NEVER!  Of all the things for you to think.  Man.  The temerity of some blog-readers…..oh.  Wait.  Well.  Actually…..yea, come to think of it …..I DID smudge some ink.  Just a teensy bit!!  But, enough to need a cover up…..sorry I berated you.  You know me too well! But, in for a penny, in for a pound – so I took advantage of the opportunity to add – of course! – a few little seed pearls to their centers! 🙂

I completed the ensemble by stamping the Hello Life accents on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope – and I was done!

Welcome Sweet Lamb card and envelope 1 watermarked

The card went in a package with a completely cute onesie for the new arrival.  I hope the new parents enjoyed receiving the card as much as I liked making it – I feel pretty confident that young Wyatt probably didn’t care one way or the other! 😉

Tomorrow heralds the arrival of a new set of Weekly Deals.  And – starting tomorrow and running thru 3 August, Stampin’ Up! is adding additional items to the Weekly Deals AND to the Clearance Rack! This is a great opportunity to get 30% off items or even up to 60% off items in the Clearance Rack. Click here to go right to the Clearance Rack tomorrow and see what new items have been added!

And – there’s only ONE MORE DAY (tomorrow!!) to get in on the Demonstrator Joining special.  Seriously, this is too good an opportunity – and a completely no-obligation one, at that! – to pass up.  Don’t miss out, y’all!

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SU! will give you TWO free stamp sets in your Starter Kit.  And, guess what?  YOU get to choose the stamp sets – how cool is that!?

Details:

  • Promotion Period: June 2-June 30, 2015
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog for free in their Starter Kit. Remember – your Starter Kit contains $125 in SU! product (that YOU choose!!) for only $99!
  • Deadline – all recruits must be submitted by:
    • Online: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by 11:50 PM (MT)
      Fax: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by 6:50 PM (MT)

And – in case it wasn’t apparent – there’s never an obligation with Stampin’ Up!  You can get your Starter Kit with a bunch of your favorite products, at a super price, plus TWO free stamp sets….and you can say “see-ya!” (I don’t think you’ll want to – but, you COULD!)

Go over to my Join My Team page for some more info!  The time for waiting is over – take the plunge now – what have you got to lose, anyway? 🙂

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

June 18 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: M3Z4TMZC Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for June is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 23 Jun – 29 Jun 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 29 Jun!

STAMPIN’ UP! Products Used in Today’s Project:

Price: $110.00

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Projects:

Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″) 

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Front mat);

Shimmery White Card Stock: Circle of Spring die cut; front sentiment banner – just eye-balled and cut-to-fit!; 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (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!

BACKORDER LIST AS OF 25 Jun 15

30 June

120279: Clear Block Storage Caddy

1 July

129381: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

6 July

138295: Tree Builder Punch

8 July

138447: Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper

9 July

138425: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
138426: Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim

10 July

138377: Cottage Greetings Card Kit
138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit (initial shipment will likely not cover all backorders; learn more here)

31 July

135862: Gift Bag Punch Board

Date to be Determined

140893: 2015-2016 annual catalog (single)

NOT ORDERABLE
138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (available late July; learn more here)
138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (available late July; learn more here)
140406: Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (available 1 July 2015)

 

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Wetlands Anniversary Card from….Atlanta!!

Well, I’m home!  It’s good to be back in the land of green – would be even better if the green didn’t come with wicked high humidity, but…it does, so….  it’s all good.  It was a bittersweet return – if y’all will indulge me for just a moment.  Last week, we had to – quite suddenly – put our sweet dog Buck to sleep.  He was sick on Monday night, went to the vet Tuesday, and was gone on Wednesday evening.  He had liver failure – and we don’t know why.  Maybe never will.  We just know he’s not with us any more.  We’d had him for 11 years – and he pretty much went everywhere with us.  He will be hugely missed…..

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Okay – clearing throat and wiping eyes…..staying busy to keep from looking around for him…..

On to the awesome cool tunnel card that I showed you last week.  I was looking for a card to make for my husband for our wedding anniversary (25 years – holy smokes!) – and this technique, the Timeless Love and Wetlands stamp sets and the Hardwood background stamp just seemed to fit the bill.  Take a look-see:

Anniversary Tunnel Card Outside 1 watermarked

You’ll see the inside in just a second, promise!  I started by cutting a full sheet of Very Vanilla card stock in half long-ways, to make two pieces that were 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  I set one of them aside to be the card base itself (don’t score and fold this one yet!).  The other, I laid flat and stamped in Soft Suede, using the Hardwood Stamp.  It took two full stamps to cover the entire sheet.  Then, I softened and aged it a bit by sponging around the edges with more Soft Suede.  I also rubbed around on the inside as well, but did it without adding any ink to the dauber – I just wanted to take the edge off a little, not really “color” it!

Then, I scored the stamped sheet three times to create the fold lines.  Go over to my Tutorial page to see detailed instructions for making a Tunnel Card!

Anniversary Tunnel Card Inside 1 watermarked

Okay – next, I worked on the sentiment that you can see peeking thru the window.  I took the other piece of card stock and laid my window piece over the top of it.  That let me get my sentiment lined up like I wanted it.  I used the sentiment from the new set Timeless Love in Mossy Meadow.  I stamped the birds from Wetlands in Soft Suede, and then made a sticky-note mask.  I did that by stamping the birds again on the sticky note – being sure that the stamp was on the sticky part.  Did that make sense?  Then I very roughly cut the birds out and stuck my mask over the stamped birds on my card stock.  I colored up the Wetlands grasses stamp using my Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped right over the masked birds.  Then I used my Marina Mist marker to lightly color the water reflections under the birds and the sentiment was done!

Anniversary Tunnel Card Inside closeup watermarked

I scored and folded the sentiment/card base and then attached the window sheet to it, using Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue.  Put the glue only on the two ends of the cut piece – so, NOT on the center section where the oval window is cut.  The Tutorial page has a picture that really shows you where to glue and where NOT to glue!  Then I set that all aside to dry and worked on the card front.

I stamped the goose in Soft Suede onto a square of Very Vanilla that I’d rounded the corners on using the outside punch on my Envelope Punch Board.  I colored him in with my markers – Basic Black, Basic Gray, Baked Brown Sugar and Blackberry Bliss (in his neck – to add a little depth to the black) and Mossy Meadow for the grass.  The sentiment is on another corner-rounded rectangle of Very Vanilla, stamped in Mossy Meadow, and comes from the Timeless Love set.  Both these pieces are on their own Mossy Meadow mats – adhered with SNAIL.

Anniversary Tunnel Card Outside closeup watermarked

I looped some Linen Thread under the Goose Mat and then attached said Goose with Dimensionals to the sentiment mat.  The card front itself is another piece of Very Vanilla, stamped with the Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede.  Like all the pieces on the front – I also sponged the edges of the front with Soft Suede.  I SNAILd the Hardwood-stamped piece to a Mossy Meadow mat and then SNAILd that to the card front.  The layered sentiment mat is also SNAILd on.  And that completed the card!

Anniversary Tunnel Card Outside 1 watermarked

Or did it?!?  I decided to play around on the inside some more.  I stamped and colored another goose on a scrap of Very Vanilla.  He’s colored exactly the same way as the dude on the front.  Then I cut him out with my snips – not real precisely – and edged the piece with my Soft Suede marker.  I fiddled around with the placement of some Dimensionals on the back of him, and then stuck him inside the card.  You do have to be sure your shape doesn’t impinge on the folds….  But it’s a great finishing touch to the card!  And THAT made the card complete:

Anniversary Tunnel Card Outside and envelope 2 watermarked

I quick-like-a-bunny stamped a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope with more grass and birds – Soft Suede on the birds, and Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow for the grass.  That gave me a completely pulled together card – and I can’t wait to give it to him!   This is such a cool and easy technique.  And this particular card could easily be used for a guy’s birthday – just change the inside sentiment!  I hope you like it as much as I do!  And don’t forget to head over to the Tutorial page to see the detailed instructions for putting your OWN tunnel card together!

Anniversary Tunnel Card and Envelope watermarked

If anyone was still hoping for a Catalog Share – let me know.  I have a couple of shares left for someone if they want one!  And the Recruiting Special is still going on thru the end of the month.


DEMONSTRATOR JOINING SPECIAL GOING ON NOW!

Demonstrator Recruiting Badge

If you’ve been thinking that joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator – whether as a business or just a great way to get those great demonstrator bennies to plump up your stash for your favorite hobby – now is a super time to take that step!  SU! will give you TWO free stamp sets in your Starter Kit.  And, guess what?  YOU get to choose the stamp sets – how cool is that!?

Details:

  • Promotion Period: June 2-June 30, 2015
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog for free in their Starter Kit. Remember – your Starter Kit contains $125 in SU! product (that YOU choose!!) for only $99!
  • And after YOU join, if you recruit some of your friends and they join under you, then you’ll get one stamp set for free from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog per recruit, up to your first five recruits during the promotion period.
  • Deadline – all recruits must be submitted by:
    • Online: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by 11:50 PM (MT)
      Fax: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by 6:50 PM (MT)

And – in case it wasn’t apparent – there’s never an obligation with Stampin’ Up!  You can get your Starter Kit with a bunch of your favorite products, at a super price, plus TWO free stamp sets….and you can say “see-ya!” (I don’t think you’ll want to – but, you COULD!)

Go over to my Join My Team page for some more info!  And don’t wait too long if this is something you’re interested in, okay?  It’ll be the end of the month in a heartbeat – and I don’t want you to miss the Special.  So, what do you say – do YOU want to be my Very First Recruit?!? 😉


Check out the Weekly Deals – today’s the last day.  Also – there’s a new June Hostess Code for when you order.

I’ll see you tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals.

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

June 18 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: M3Z4TMZC Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for June is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 16 Jun – 22 Jun 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 22 Jun!

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Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

STAMPIN’ UP! Products Used in Today’s Project:

Price: $99.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

Card Cuts Used in Today’s Projects:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (1 piece for the card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and the second is the inside window sheet); 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (front goose art piece); 4 1/8″ x 3″ (front sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front – stamped with Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (Front goose mat); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ (front sentiment mat); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat);

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!

BACKORDER LIST AS OF 19 Jun 15

23 June

138700: Best Thoughts Clear Stamp Set (Host)

2 July

138422: Tip Top Taupe 1″ Dotted Lace Trim

6 July

138295: Tree Builder Punch

9 July

138426: Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim

10 July

138377: Cottage Greetings Card Kit

17 July

138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit

Date to be Determined

120279: Clear Block Storage Caddy
138425: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim

NOT ORDERABLE

138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
140406: Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (not available until July 2015)

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Wetlands Get Well Card

Happy Day-Before-The-New-Catalog-Goes-Live! Yes, it’s the First of June.  Tomorrow is the big day!!  Also, there are exactly 20 days before I’ll be back in GA and I can hardly wait.  Thank you for listening….

I’ve got a new Hostess Code for you down below.  When you make your big order tomorrow, remember to use it!  And be thinking about what you’re going to pick as your free gift from me. 🙂

In the meantime, I have a quick and easy get-well card to share with you today.  A friend of mine, who was on his way out here to support the event I’m working on, wasn’t feeling real well before he left home.  When he got to his hotel, he realized he was really not doing well.  Long story short – he ended up getting an ambulance ride to the ER and the next day had surgery to have a stent put in.  He’d had a heart attack!  And flown across the country!  The smart part of me wants to say – seriously?  I would never do something so silly.  But….the “real” part of me knows that I darned sure would have.  We’re so invested in doing our jobs and not letting people down, aren’t we?  So, there but for the Grace of God go I….

He’s having to stay here for a week before he can fly home.  Fortunately his family was able to fly out to stay with him.  But, I wanted to make him a little card to let him know I was thinking about him.  And my boss was going to go see him the next day – so I needed to whip something up right quick-like.  I’d just put my new Wetlands set together, and I thought it would make a great masculine card.  Take a look-see:

Wetlands Thinking of You Outside 1 Watermarked

I already had some Blackberry Bliss mats and the band of the new Neutrals Designer Series Stack paper cut out, as I planned to make a set of cards to use as Thank You cards (look for those here next week!).  I just turned one of the bands over – so the flower’dy side was down.  I think the Smoky Slate diagonal stripe is very conducive to a masculine card.  I SNAIL’d the mat to a Smoky Slate card base and the DSP strip to that.

I used my Squares Collection Framelits and cut a Blackberry Bliss Mat, and a Smoky Slate sentiment piece.  I stamped the Wetlands image in Tuxedo Black, and then used my Stampin’ Write Markers to add a little color to the goose and grass.

Wetlands Thinking of You Outside 2 watermarked

I pulled out my Thoughts and Prayers set and stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.  All that was left was to adhere the matted piece to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and…done!

On the inside, I made a couple of quick stamps in Blackberry Bliss – for the Thoughts and Prayers sentiment – and in Smoky Slate for the grass – from the Wetlands set.  And I decided that was a good spot to stop!

Wetlands Thinking of You Inside 1 watermarked

 

I added a couple more gray grasses to a Medium Whisper White Envelope, and my quick-and-easy get well card was done!

Wetlands Thinking of You with Envelope 1 watermarked

I think it turned out well, and I love the Blackberry Bliss/Smoky Slate color combination.  I think it really works well together – especially for a masculine card.  Hope that you like it!

When you see the products used in this card  (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products (in this case, only the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack – and that’s only true until tomorrow!!).

Speaking of tomorrow….Here’s a couple of reminders about what’s fixin’ to take place over at Stampin’ Up! in the next couple of days.

Tomorrow….

  • All carryover items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog and 2015 occasions catalog will be available at their 2014-2015 prices
  • Brand-new items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog will be at their 2015-2016 price.
  • Current host program benefits will still be in effect.
  • Hosts can choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, the 2015 occasions catalog, or the 2015-2016 annual catalog.
  • When you go to my Online Store the categories will have been replaced with the new 2015-2016 categories. The new categories will contain NEW and CARRYOVER items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog. All other items will be searchable and orderable, but not categorized (retiring products, discontinuing items, etc).
  • The Retiring Products category and any remaining available items will be still be active through the end of the business day (Mountain Time)
  • While we’re sleeping tomorrow night, Stampin’ Up! will be updating the Online Store and getting it all ready for the full up roll out of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog the next day. If you’re a night owl, you’ll have to be patient. The online store will be OFF line tomorrow night from midnight to 2:00 AM (MDT) AND again on Wednesday, 3 Jun, from midnight to 2:00 AM (MDT) while they transition the system to the new 2015-2016 annual catalog.

On 3 Jun….

  • All new host benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) will take effect.

That’s the fine print – the BIG print is….GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN WITH SOME SUPER NEW PRODUCTS! I know I have my list sitting here all ready to go! 😉

See you tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals – which means, of course, that today is your last day for THIS week’s weekly deal!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

June 1 – 15 HOSTESS CODE: MAM3KK6Y  Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for June is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog!


WEEKLY DEALS FOR 26 May – 1 Jun 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 1 Jun!

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Price: $99.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Square (sentiment)

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat); 3″ x 3″ square (sentiment mat)

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (front strip)

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


The Paper Pumpkin special is still going on….

Paper Pumpkin 50 Off!

Offer Details: Go to www.paperpumkin.com and use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Here’s the deets:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • The discount will be applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.
  • Unless, your subscription (and the arrival of a fun new kit each month!) will automatically continue at the regular price of $19.95 a month.
  • Deadline to join is Wednesday, June 10, 2015; at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time).

Today’s the last day for Retiring Products…..Click the pic to go right to my online store and shop the items that remain!

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And….today’s the last day to pick up those favorites from the Occasions Catalog…..see them here!


 

Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

BACKORDER LIST AS OF 28 May 15

BACKORDERED

May 30
124267: Basic Black 12″ x 12″ Cardstock

June 3
131264: Many Marvelous Markers

Date to be Determined
126397: Postage Due Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set

NOT ORDERABLE
The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.

126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126747: Stippled Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set

LOW INVENTORY

None

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