Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table! I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
I decided to go All-Favorites-All-The-Time today, so….I’ve got Beautiful Boughs on Wrapped in Plaid DSP with Peaceful Boughs sentiments! Self-indulgent? Maybe. Take a look-see!
Morning, y’all! Are you checking out the Year-End-Closeout bargains and determining which of the Retiring and Discontinuing goodies you need to add to your stash before they’re gone? I hope so – don’t be risking losing them forever! 🙂
My card today uses a stamp set and punch that IS carrying over – the Perfectly Plaid Bundle with its Pine Tree Punch! But – when next you see it – it will NOT be a bundle – and you will NOT be able to save 10% on the purchase price. So…if you don’t have it yet…get it before the end of the Holiday catalog!
I mean – unless you LIKE spending extra money??
Didn’t think so!
I used the bundle and combined it with the seriously gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid DSP. Which is NOT carrying over – which means you MUST get it before 2 Jan (or before it sells out!). Take a look-see:
Hey y’all! Happy Saturday! And…it’s OnStage Day – whoo-hoo!!
Be watching thru the day – I’ll share pics on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page….expect a few little sneaky peeks at the new 2020 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Flyer! I KNOW you’re as excited to see them as I am!
Today’s card is the perfect Christmas card for the guys in your life! With sentiments from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set atop Wrapped in Plaid DSP and some super cute fussy cut Santa hats from the Night Before Christmas DSP – I think you’re going to want to make this one. Take a look-see:
Wow – yesterday turned out WAY differently than I’d anticipated! My PLAN was to get a couple of cards done and get the house picked up a bit. I have a friend from my “old life” coming over this afternoon and I want to do some ribs and show her the place and maybe make a quick card with her. And I wanted to do it in a clean house!
Instead…I spent the day with a friend at the hospital. This past weekend, her dad had an appendectomy – not quite emergent, but….close! – at the age of almost 90! So I went to the hospital today to help navigate and interpret and generally be the squeaky wheel.
I’m a pretty good squeaky wheel at the hospital – I know the lingo and the way things work. So it was an easy thing to offer and do. But – like all things associated with hospitals – it took….all…..day.
When I finally got home after 6 – with no card for today, no blog post for today, and – most critically – no dry-rubbed ribs, and no tidied up house!….well – I had to decide what to do.
And…I made a card! LOL! THAT was easy and fun, so…I took the path I was going to LIKE! And since I’d been plotting the card in my head all day, it came together quickly with the wunnermus Perfectly Plaid bundle and Wrapped In Plaid DSP! Take a look-see:
Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table! We’ve even got two new hoppers with us – please be sure to welcome Akiko and Karen to the fun! I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
I decided to play with the Snow Globe dies – which is bundled with the beautiful Still Scenes stamp set – but…there’s not a snow globe to be found on my card! Just some bears – some trees – and some plaid. Take a look-see:
Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a Holiday-ready color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
I went right down the middle of this one – I saw the colors and pulled out my Wrapped in Plaid DSP – then the coordinating Perfectly Plaid bundle. Take a look-see:
Happy Tuesday and happy October! WOWZA – can you even believe that??
This is a big day because, in the world of Stampin’ Up! – like the government! – this is the start of a new year for us! I want to thank you ALL for such a wonderful 2018-2019!! Y’all have made so many things possible for me – like a trip to Greece and Maui next summer!! – and helped my little SU! business grow in more ways than I could have imagined – and…I want to thank you for all of that!! You. Guys. Are. AWESOME!! And we’re going to celebrate some this month! Yes – that was a little foreshadowing! 🙂
Now – my card today is a celebration of….birthdays! I used the beautiful Rustic Retreat stamp set and some Wrapped in Plaid DSP. It was a little challenge keeping it from being a Christmas Card. Take a look-see:
Mornin’, y’all! Hope you had a great weekend! I sure did!
Saturday was a great event down in Middle Georgia, called Stamptember. There were a LOT of people there – including Tanner Smedley – our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Development Manager for the SE region!
He spoke for a little while, giving us a little insight into some new goodies coming down the pike from Stampin’ Up!
Good morning and happy weekend! Hope you’ve got something fun planned! 🙂
I’m headed down South a piece to a “Stamptember” event! There’ll be a group of Demo’s from the SE – and some folk from SU! in attendance. We’re going to stamp (duh!) and eat and probably kibbitz a lot! I think it’ll be fun! The downside, though, is that it’s enough of a “piece” there and back that I won’t be able to do a video tonight! 🙁 But…I’ll try to post pics of the event on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page throughout the day as I’m able! 🙂
My card for today is perfect if you’re trying to avoid inky fingers for a minute. That’s right – no stamp was inked in the making of this card! I used the wunnermus Wrapped In Plaid DSP, the Pine Tree Punch, a die from the Word Wishes die set and…some 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon. Take a look-see:
Good morning! Happy mid-way-thru-the-weekend! Hope it’s going well – it’s a freakin’ steam bath here! Yikes. I am SO ready for some Fall weather. Either that or I need to build an underground bunker. 😉
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me! If not, but would like to see how I made today’s card – and get a few more looks at some goodies in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog – here’s the replay!
From the instant I saw the Merry Moose stamp set – and the bundled Moose Punch (seriously?!? 🙂 ) – I knew this would be at the top end of my list for this really awesome new catalog! And then I saw the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and…well. It was a moose-y marriage made in heaven! Take a look-see:
I started by building the background – using the new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (coming on 4 Sept in the 2019 Holiday Catalog). I used the trees mask and a sponge with Crumb Cake ink to first create the trees. Leaving the mask in place, I then sponged lightly over the top with new Golden Glitz Delicata Ink (also new in the 2019 Holiday catty!). When it was dry, I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.
Next I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler plaid paper from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, using a square Stitched Shapes Die. I also cut a same-size piece of Very Vanilla. I adhered the plaid square at a diagonal onto the card front with Liquid Glue.
On the Very Vanilla square, I stamped the large tree from Merry Moose in Shaded Spruce – twice. Then I used the small tree image – and stamped-off-once Shaded Spruce – to add a few background trees. I inked the large tree with the Golden Glitz ink and stamped over the top of the images. Then I adhered the square to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I used a few Glue Dots to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Trim across the panel.
I cut a small Rectangle Stitched Dies shape from Very Vanilla, stamped the Merry Moose sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, and adhered it to the trim with Liquid Glue.
On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the moose in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I used my Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color his body and Light and Dark Gray Granite for his antlers. I cut him out with the Moose Punch and, using Liquid Glue and some Mini Dimensionals (under the antlers), adhered him next to the sentiment.
I stamped the scarf in Shaded Spruce on Very Vanilla, fussy cut it and adhered it with Liquid Glue. Then I added some Shaded Spruce jewels from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (these are coming soon, too!) and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla panel. Then I did a few more Shaded Spruce and Golden Glitz trees and some “ground/snow” in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Merry Moose trees on the front…
…and some more of that wunnermus Wrapped in Plaid on the envelope flap.
Et Voila. Moose. Trees. Sentiments. An adorable racoon. AND a punch?? Yep – the Merry Moose bundle is going to be a heavy favorite this season, I am 100% confident! And if you pair it with plaid? Oh my. I hope you like!
P.S. Speaking of bundles…be watching tomorrow! I’ve been at it again – coming up with super wonderful (and money-saving) Special Bundles from the 2019 Holiday Catalog! And…you’re gonna LOVE what I’ve put together for you! But – they’ll only be available for a limited time, so… stick close! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!
A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!
Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!
Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!). And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂
Last Weekend of 2019!
If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)
If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state ! HINT: Missouri and Texas -this weekend it’s YOUR turn! Don’t miss out!
Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).
Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!
Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!
And here’s the fine print!
Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.
From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit! Whooo-hooo!
Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started! Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ square Stitched Shapes die cut (trees); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Rectangle Stitched Die (sentiment)
Wrapped In Plaid DSP: 2 5/8″ square Stitched Shapes die cut on 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!