Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Christmas In July, Santa's Sleigh

Well, I've had these negative pieces from these die cuts laying in my craft room for almost a year, couldn't stand the thought of throwing them out, I mean, these were still good pieces of Silver Glimmer Paper, lol!!

So I decided to emboss the retired Mint Macaroon with the Holly Embossing folder to add some interest to the background.  I mounted the negative cut out onto some Flirty Flamingo card stock, not too bad, but after taking the picture, hmmm, needs something else, but I can't figure out what, any suggestions!  So I only use two, will make something else with the four remaining that I have.  Will share those in the future.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped using Memento Black ink.  Thinlits are called, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits.

You can see the card I made using the positive cut HERE.

Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it!!  Mary

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas In July, Holly Berry Happiness

Well, I'm on a roll, four down and many more to go!

I bought this stamp set last year along with the coordinating punch, Holly Berry Builder.  It is really a nice set to have.

I saw a card like this one on the demonstrator Facebook page last year, I didn't see a watermark with the name of the creator, but I was inspired by her card.  I did change a few things to make it my own.

The card base is Sahara Sand, with a leftover strip of Cherry Cobble behind the embossed card front to add a bit of color.  The embossing folder is Softly Falling.  I did use the retired Red Metallic Thread behind the sentiment.  The holly berries are punched out of Red Glimmer paper scrap, the Holly leaves were stamp on Always Artichoke card stock with the same color of ink.  The sentiment is embossed in Gold, then punched out with the retired Washi Label punch, which is mounted on a scarp piece of Cherry Cobbler.

Another simple Christmas card, so now onto another one.  Thanks for coming by......Mary

Monday, July 10, 2017

Christmas In July, Lovely As A Tree

Well, I'm a week late getting my Christmas In July going, so I will continue you into August if I have too, lol!  This year I'm determine to get my Christmas cards done earlier than waiting until November to start them, now if I can just continue :).

The card I'm sharing today was one that was shared by Maureen on the demonstrators Facebook page last year.  While I didn't totally CASE her card, I did use it as a starting point.  Of course, I used one of my favorite sets, Lovely As A Tree!

I used the Layering Oval Framelits to cut out the oval from copy paper for my mask for sponging the background and also to stamp the two smaller trees.  Then I removed the mask and stamp a tree as a focal point.

For the sponging, I used Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Always Artichoke inks.  The addition of Always Artichoke was a total mistake, but once I sat back and looked at it, I really liked what it added to the background!  For the tree, I used Always Artichoke and my Soft Suede marker to fill in the trunk.  Sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink.  For the snow I used my retired Two-way glue pen and then sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds, so pretty.

Now I need to get busy and make some more cards to share with you, until then, I hope you have a wonderful day.  Mary

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Daisy Punch and Bundle

The Daisy Punch is on backorder again. Extraordinarily, the demand for this punch has not died down at all; in fact, this is Stampin' Up!'s highest selling punch in the last five years.
The next order of punches will arrive at the Stampin' Up! warehouse on approximately August 1, 2017. Because of the very high cost of taking backorders and the amount of time until the next order arrives, Stampin' Up! will be making the Daisy Punch and the Daisy Punch bundles temporarily unorderable beginning Friday, July 7, at 8:00 AM (MT).

Monday, July 3, 2017

Best Birds

I've had this stamp set and thinlits for awhile and decided to pull them off the table and make something with them.  Here is what I made!

I was so pleased with how it came out!  I colored the bird image in with my Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painter.  I stamped the branch image onto a piece of Watercolor paper and also used the Watercolor pencils on it too.  The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits was used to cut out the bird image.  Before I mounted my bird to the paper, I used a stamp in Sahara Sand to stamp the cross-hatching, then added some Gold Metallic thread to add just a bit more interest.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.  Then I mounted it onto a piece of Marina Mist.

Thank you to coming by and I hope you have a great day tomorrow too!  Mary

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas in July for New Demonstrators

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!  In addition to the already great deal on the Starter Kit where you get $125 in products for only $99, New recruits will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! This gives my recruits a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up!  will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Essentials Gift Pack
D Block (X2)
Grid Paper
Paper Snips
SNAIL Adhesive
Bone Folder
Here is a picture of the stamp set

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.
Whether you want the Stampin' up discount, 20% or higher, depending on your title, as a hobby demonstrator or do it as a business builder, it is up to you.  All you have to do is meet your minimum quarterly to stay active.  No strings attached, you can drop at anytime and keep all of your goodies, so it is a win-win situation!  

I've been a hobby demonstrator for 6 years and have made many new friends with other demonstrators and customers alike.

Contact me at for more information!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bonus Days Start Today

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • Phone: July 31, 2017 by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Friday, June 30, 2017

At Home with You

Well today I head off to my daughters house in Jefferson City, MO to dog sit my grand dog, while hubby holds down the fort with our three dogs!  She was going to kennel him while she goes on a float trip, but that would get expensive for her, so I'll ride the train down and have fun with him.

I was able to pre-order this stamp set and framelits a month before the catalog when live.  It looks like a versatile set.  I found out last week that my cousin has moved his mother in with them, so I wanted to send her a card, I'm sure it will be a big adjustment for all of them, she lived in her home for 51 years!  A fellow demonstrator shared this card on a Demonstrator only Facebook page, thank you Karla D. for sharing your card!!  It is a total CASE too.

This card was very involved, so I would not make this for a swap!  You can click on the picture to enlarge it to see it better.

Stamp set: At Home with You
Framelits: At Home
Brick Wall embossing folder
Card stock: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Inks: Sahara Sand and Memento Black
Markers: Pool Party, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Crushed Curry
Retired Gold ink for the door handle

This set will also be good for those special Christmas cards too!

Thank you for coming by and have a great week-end too!  Mary

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Retired Stampin' Up! Blog Hop June 2017

Welcome to the very first blog hop made up of members from the Retired Stampin' Up! Products for Sale Facebook page.  Today's theme is Fourth of July and every project is made with retired Stampin' Up! products.  We are very excited to show you our creations and hope to make our hops something that you will follow each month.

For these two cards I used the retired Too Kind and Love Sparkles stamp sets.  The Too Kind stamp set is really a flower set, but if you turn the flower upside down it makes a perfect firework!  I used the Celebrate and the stars from the Love Sparkles stamp set, also retired, which I embossed with Silver embossing powder.   I used Whisper White, Real Red and Night of Navy card stock.  I also used the Star embossing folder, on the base layer, which is also retired.  I'm very happy with how the cards turned out!  Need a closer look, just click on the picture and it will be enlarged for you!

You can continue to hop from blog to blog from the line-up below to see all the projects.  Please feel free to leave comments as you hop along the way.  We hope to see you again!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Daisy Delight Sympathy

Hello everyone.  Last week I was in need of another sympathy card.  My Dad's friend from the country school that they attended together passed away, so I told my Aunt that I would make his wife a card to send to her.  I hope I don't need to make anymore anytime soon!

I was inspired by Amy O. and her thinking of you card, she used the Brick embossing folder and I used the Hardwood Background stamp, which I stamped off once for a softer background.  It was a simple card, which I'm liking more and more.

Stamp set: Hardwood, Daisy Delight and Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Soft Sky, Crushed Curry and Black Memento
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Whisper White
DSP is retired
Daisy Punch

You could use this lay-out for any type of card.  Thanks for coming by!  Mary