Thursday, July 28, 2016

There Are Still 4 Days Left To Earn Your $5 Coupons!!!


Bonus Days are here!

Through July 31st, you will earn a $5.00 coupon for every $50 you spend in my Online Store!  It's an offer too good to pass up!

I made this announcement, and more*, on my Facebook page via video!

If you missed it, be sure to hop over and check it out*!  Please note that the Hostess Code associated with my video offer has changed.  The current Hostess Code is posted below in this blog post!



*There are still 4 more days to earn my Free with $50 card Tutorial: Floral Phrases!  This step-by-step, full color, 12 page card tutorial is one you don't want to miss!  The cards are Gorgeous!

*My new Sand Dollar Rewards Program is a hit!
Earn a Sand Dollar for every $25.00 you spend with me (at retail, before Sh/H/Tx)!
Collect your Sand Dollars and redeem them for Free Stamps!!!  Welcome emails, with all of the details, are sent out when I receive your first qualifying order!



*It's not too late to earn my brand new 6"x6" Designer Series Paper One-Sheet-Wonder template!
I love this template!  Earn the Template for FREE - with a qualifying order - along with a FREE CARD SAMPLE!  
Receive both for FREE when you place a qualifying $50 order ( before sh/h/tx ) in my Online Store during Bonus Days!  

Earn it all when you enter the qualifying Hostess Code at check-out!  
ZGF4DDCN

Quadruple Dip during Bonus Days!  
Just one $50 order will earn you: 
*a $5.00 Bonus Days Coupon,  
*my FREE Floral Phrases 4 Card Tutorial, 
*2 Sand Dollars, 
*AND my 6x6 One Sheet Wonder Template with FREE Card Sample!!!

Just be sure to enter that Hostess Code!

Get your Wish-List out and Shop Now!
Your 4 Freebies are waiting!

Happy Stamping!
Mary 



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thoughtful Branches: Wisteria Hydrangea


Hello!
Today I have super quick and easy 
Thoughtful Branches hydrangea card for you!
This stamp set and dies bundle never gets old!
I haven't even begun to tap into the possibilities of this set!
The trees are calling my name for my next cards!


Using the Watercolor Wash background stamp gave my hydrangea a quick and pretty backdrop.
I inked it up in Pool Party, stamped off lightly on scrap paper, then stamped my card front.
My hydrangea flower is Wisteria Wonder ink stamped on Wisteria Wonder card stock.  I stamped and die-cut two layers.  This card was super quick and easy to put together but looks amazing!

The wait is almost over!  Thoughtful Branches becomes available to everyone Tuesday, August 2nd.  It will be here before we know it!


Be sure to pop on over to my Online Store on August 2nd and grab yours!  They are only going to be available August 2nd - 31st and even then, only While Supplies Last!

If you are shopping this month, remember, you earn a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50 you spend in my Online Store.  These coupons are redeemable for purchases made August 2nd - 31st so you can use them toward the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!!!

I've got the details on this blog post!

Happy Stamping!
Mary













supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches, Watercolor Wash Background Stamp
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party,Black Archival Ink
Tools/etc: Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Big Shot Die Brush, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Personal Trimmer, Paper Snips, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Linen Thread



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Monday, July 25, 2016

Cards: Vintage Leaves Success-ful Case


Hello!

I have a great card project to share with you today!

First, a little back story...

Stampin' Up! publishes a quarterly magazine for Demonstrators called Stampin' Success.  


Not only does it contain articles geared toward helping us with our business, it is also full of project ideas that teach us techniques, give us projects to showcase in our classes, or inspire us to create our own unique projects.

In our 2016 Quarter 2 magazine, they showed a card created with the Vintage Leaves and Hard Wood stamp sets, and the Leaflets Framelits.

I wanted to CASE it immediately and I finally did!



My card closely resembles the original, however, I swapped out some of the colors.  I decided that I really wanted to highlight the 2015-2017 In-Colors.

I know Watermelon Wonder does not make you think "leaves" but I think it actually looks quite striking here!





Being a "Fall" Girl, I can see using these colors more for my upcoming fall projects!  They would look amazing on a Fall scrapbook layout as well!

What do you think?
Do you love it?

I've posted all of the supplies I've used on my card below.  



Remember, if you are shopping this month, you earn a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50 you spend in my Online Store.  These coupons are redeemable for purchases made August 2nd - 31st!

I've got the details on this blog post!

I hope you have enjoyed today's card!
Happy Stamping!
Mary












supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Vintage Leaves, Hardwood
Card Stock: Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush
Tools/etc: Leaflets Framelits Dies, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Triple Banner Punch, Personal Trimmer, Paper Snips, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Gold Metallic Thread, Metallics Sequins 



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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Don't Miss Out! Earn Your Free Tutorial, Bonus Coupons, and Sand Dollar Rewards Now!


Bonus Days will soon be over!

Through July 31st, earn a $5.00 coupon for every $50 you spend in my Online Store!  Who can pass up Free money to spend on more goodies?!

Remember, August 1st I will celebrate my 4 year Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and I started my party a month early :)

I made this announcement, and more*, on my Facebook page via video!

If you missed it, be sure to hop over and check it out!



*I released my latest Free with $50 card Tutorial: Floral Phrases!  This is a step-by-step, full color, 12 page card tutorial that you don't want to miss!  The cards are Gorgeous!

*I also announced my new Sand Dollar Rewards Program!
Earn a Sand Dollar for every $25.00 you spend with me (at retail, before Sh/H/Tx)!
Collect your Sand Dollars and redeem them for Free Stamps!!!



*And, I have developed a new 6"x6" Designer Series Paper One-Sheet-Wonder template!
I'm so excited about it!  Earn the Template for FREE - with a qualifying order - along with a FREE CARD SAMPLE!  
Earn both for FREE when you place a qualifying $50 order ( before sh/h/tx ) in my Online Store during Bonus Days!  

Earn it all when you enter the qualifying Hostess Code at check-out:  
ZGF4DDCN


Quadruple Dip during Bonus Days!  
Just one $50 order will earn you: 
*a $5.00 Bonus Days Coupon,  
*my FREE Floral Phrases 4 Card Tutorial, 
*2 Sand Dollars, 
* My exclusive 6x6 One Sheet Wonder Template with FREE Card Sample!!!

Just be sure to enter that Hostess Code!

Get your Wish-List out and Shop Now!
Your 4 Freebies are waiting!

Happy Stamping!
Mary 



Join my Sand Dollar Stampers Stampin' Team Get a 20-25% discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories!  
Contact Me or Visit This Page for details!

Join with a friend and you both earn Free Shipping 
on your first month's orders!  
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Card: Thoughtful Branches Birthday Hydrangea


Hello!

Today I am sharing my Mom's Birthday card.  

She has a hydrangea bush by our back walk so I thought this would be a great card for her.  

This card is a different spin on the card I posted ( here ) a couple of days ago.



I added a Silver Foil butterfly with it's rhinestone body and coil of Silver Thread, plus added a scattering of tiny rhinestones to the flower.  I also painted my flower with my Clear Wink of Stella pen. 


I am so excited for August 2nd when the Thoughtful Branches Bundle becomes available for everyone!!!  You do not want to pass this one up!  It's amazing!!!

Be sure to pop on over to my Online Store on August 2nd and grab yours!  They are only going to be available August 2nd - 31st and even then, only While Supplies Last!

If you are shopping this month, remember, you earn a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50 you spend in my Online Store.  These coupons are redeemable for purchases made August 2nd - 31st so you can use them toward the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!!!

I've got the details on this blog post!

Happy Stamping!
Mary













supplies used: 

Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches, Butterfly Basics
Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Silver Foil
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Tools/etc: Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Triple Banner Punch, Personal Trimmer, Paper Snips, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Clear Wink of Stella, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Silver Thread



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Friday, July 22, 2016

Card: Thoughtful Branches Neutral Leaves Dressed Up

Hello!
Yesterday, I posted a neutral card featuring the single leaf stamp from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  
If you missed it, you can see it here.

While the supplies were out on my table, I made another version of my card, swapping out my bolder leaf image for the softer sprig image.  



I stamped two sprigs, joining them together at the end of their stems.  I repeated this all over my very vanilla panel.

When I was finished, one of my panels looked way to cluttered.  This was a bit of a long stamping process and I didn't care to flip it over and start again ( I had re-inked my Sahara Sand after the first card design and now the stamping was too dark so I stamped off before stamping all of my Sahara Sand sprigs.  There are a lot of sprigs on each one of these panels!).  So, I got to thinking about how I could make it look a bit less busy!  I ended up grabbing my roll of Sahara Sand Lace Trim ( retired ). It added the perfect touch!  

If you don't own this ribbon, give the Tip Top Taupe Mini Striped Ribbon a try or the Very Vanilla Lace Trim would be gorgeous!  I don't own either one of those so I had to make due with what I had on hand.  Even a couple of winds around with Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine with a bow or a simple knot would work!

Everything else remained the same with these cards.  I repeated the sentiment "you are just the Nicest" from Picture Perfect and stamped "Thank You", from Thoughtful Branches on the inside.  I stamped 2 opposite corners with my leaf sprigs.




I hope you enjoy this Dressed-Up version of my card and I hope I inspire you, the way I was inspired!

I hope you are looking forward to August 2nd, when Thoughtful Branches becomes available for everyone!!!  Can't wait?  Join my team and get one now!  Otherwise, be sure to pop on over to my Online Store on August 2nd and grab yours before they sell out - they are only available while supplies last!



If you are shopping this month, remember, you will earn a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50 you spend in my Online Store.  These coupons are redeemable for purchases made August 2nd - 31st so you can use them toward your Thoughtful Branches Bundle!!!

I've got the details for you in this blog post!

Happy Stamping!
Mary












supplies used:
Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches (available now as a Demonstrator Pre-Order and available to everyone on August 2nd - while supplies last!)

Card StockSahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe
Tools/etc: Personal Trimmer,Tombow Glue, Fast Fuse, Sahara Sand Lace Trip (retired) 



Join my Sand Dollar Stampers Stampin' Team Get a 20-25% discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories!  
Contact Me or Visit This Page for details!

Join with a friend and you both earn Free Shipping 
on your first month's orders!  
Contact Me for details!