Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary Tips & Techniques Tuesday - December 31, 2019 - Free goodies when You Join My Stampin' Up! Team during Sale-A-Bration

 As you know that during Sale-A-Bration (which starts January 3) Stampin' Up! always does something great for join our team.  This year they are giving you free only available to you 2 products and then your choice of any stamp set we sell.

So what is so great about that.  Well to join it is only $99 and first you get to choose $125 worth of product if you want to choose all ink go right ahead, you want ot choose card stock it is up to you.  On top of that it is shipped to you free. 
Now during Sale-a-Bration you will also receive a free Stampin' Up! mini trimmer (yes I said Mini Trimmer) and a 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper Sample with the Designer Series Paper in the Spring Summer Mini Catalog.  To add to that you will get to choose a free stamp set, it can be the most expensive one we have or any one you want.  You don't have to put the most expensive in your $125 starter kit you can save that for your free set.
After all that from then on you get 20 - 25% off all your orders.  I like to earn money last month I earned over $150 just from what I bought and what my customers bought.  That is enough to fill up the RV twice.  So I am pretty proud that I get to help with with that and stamp in my RV. 

Well let's see the video of all the items you can get when you join my team - the Happening Stampers.  You can join the team here

Hope you all have a great New Year.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary There's A Card Thursday - Dec 26, 2019 - Perennial Essence Stamping on Vellum

I hope you all had a great Christmas and that you got everything you wanted. If you didn't you can shop for all the crafty things by clicking here.

Today on There's A Card Thursday we will be doing a card using Vellum I love using vellum as it tones down the colors and gives it a whispy look.  We will be using Perennial Essence Vellum a colored vellum.

We will be making a fun card.
So let's take a look at how to do this card.

Product List

Supplies: Stamp Set - Good Morning Magnolia [149298]
Stāzon Black  [101406], Poppy Parade [147050], Gorgeous Grape [147099], Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack [147275], Call Me Clover Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack [147282]; Card Stock - Whisper White 8 ½ x 5 ½  [100730], Perennial Essence 4 x 5 ¼  Vellum Cardstock [149101]; Accessories - Mini Glue Dots [103683].

  1. With Stazon Black stamp the small Magnolia to the top half of the Perennial Essence Vellum. Set aside to dry.
  2. With Gorgeous Grape stamp the Swirls on the top and bottom of the Card Front.
  3. Flip over the Vellum you will be coloring the back of the stamped image.
  4. With the Blends Color the magnolia
  5. Check the placement of the Vellum on the Card Front, the remove.  With Poppy Parade Stamp the saying on the Whisper White Card Front.
  6. With Glue Dots attach the Vellum Over the Stamped Swirls and saying.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas

Just want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.

I thank you for helping me in my small business by purchasing your Stampin' Up! products from me.  That does help in keeping the gas in the tank.

I wish for you all Peace, Happiness and a very Crafty Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary Tips & Techniques Tuesday - December 24, 2019 - Timeless Tulips Spring Summer Mini Catalog

This is going to be a short blog post so we can all get out and do that last minute shopping for Christmas.  I hope you all have a great Christmas and get everything you wish for. 

Today I would love to show you a great bundle from the new Mini Catalog that you can order from on January 3 this bundle is the Timeless Tulip Bundle [153793] and has a stamp set and a punch such a fun set.  There is a lot you can do with both the set and the punch.  Since I can not post photos of the inside of the catalog I will show you a card I have made with this bundle  and then we will look at the video.

So the ideas are endless.

Here is the video to give you a closer look at this great bundle. 

I hoe you have enjoyed this video and have your wish list waiting when you can order on January 3.  You can order anytime with me by clicking here

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary There's A Card Thursday - December 19, 2019 - Love What You Do Water Color Wash Card.

I told you today I would show you a stepped up version of the #simplestamping card we did yesterday.  I did Faux water color stamping using the Love What You do Set.  This card is the stepped up version.
Here is the Simple Stamping version

Here is the Stepped up version

Basic principle is the same but we just added some things in the stepped up version.
 Let's Take a look at how to get this one stepped up.

Product List

Supplies: Stamp Set - Love What You Do [148042]; Ink - Highland Heather [147103], Highland Heather Ink Refill [147167], Tuxedo Black Memento [132708]; Card Stock - Highland Heather 8 ½ x 5 ½  [146986],
Mint Macaron 3 ¼ x 3 ¼  [138337], Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 3 x 3 [149612]; Accessories - Aqua Painters [103954], Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon [146912], Mini Glue Dots [103683].

  1. With Highland Heather Refill do a water color wash over the 3 x 3 Water color paper.  Set aside to dry.
  2. With Highland Heather stamp some of the smaller stamps on the Highland Heather Card Front.
  3. With the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon tie a bow.
  4. Once the Water Color Wash is dry ( you can dry it with a heat tool or just use Staz-on when stamping), with Memento Black stamp the 3 flowers over the wash area.
  5. Attach the Water Color Paper to the 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ Mint Macaron and then to the top of the Card Front/
  6. Attach the Bow under the water color wash.
  7. You can stamp any saying you would like in the inside and make it a card you will need.

 Now tell me which one you like best the #simplestamping one or this one that is a little more stepped up?

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Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
Card size: 3" x 3" (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Envelope size: 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
Bag size: 3-1/4" x 4" (8.2 x 10 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Coordinating Product
It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when they buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more!

To get this great kit you must subscribe by January 10.  Click here to subscribe.  If you already are a subscriber and do not have a Demonstrator chosen you can always go to Paperpumkin.com and put me down as your Demonstrator 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary - Dec 18, 2019 - #simplestamping Love what you do Faux Water Coloring

This week I have 2 cards a Simple Stamping Card and then a stepped up version.  As you all know I love to water color and even faux water coloring is something I like to do.  So today we are going to do Faux Water Coloring and use the Stamp Set Love What You Do and note cards.  TH
his card is a great card and anyone can do it.  Then on Thursday we will step it up a bit.

I used Highland Heather for the the Faux water Color but with this you can use any colors you want  and just coordinate the smaller flower colors.

Let's Take a look at how to do this.

Product List

Supplies: Stamp Set - Love What You Do [148042]; Ink - Highland Heather [147103], Mint Macaron [147106], Tuxedo Black Memento [132708]; Card Stock - Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527].

  1. With Highland Heather Stamp the Water color background in the center of the Note Card.
  2. With Memento Black stamp the 3 flowers on the Highland Heather Water color background.
  3. With Mint Macaron Stamp the small flower around the Highland Heather Center

This one would be a great design to make all those Thank you Cards for all the gifts you get this Holiday Season.

Don't forget to help a small business by purchasing you Stampin' Up! products from me.  You can shop by Clicking Here and for orders under $150 if you use the hostess code UMQGY9YG  I will send you a special gift.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary tips & Techniques Tuesday - Dec 17, 2019 - Sneak Peek of some Sale-A-Bration Items

 It really is not Sale-A-Bration yet but I just wanted to show you some of the great things you can earn starting on January 3.  I love that Stampin' Up! has done some coordinating items with Sale-A-Bration this year.

This one I want to show you has 3 items that coordinate it is the Lily Pad items.

How Sale-A-Bration works.  During Sale-A-Bration when you order depending upon the size of your order you can earn some free items, minimum to earn is $50.  So if your order is $76 you can earn a $50 level item.  Say your order was $110 you can earn 2 $50 items or 1 $100 item (they do have some really nice $100 items).

There are other ways also to earn free items.
1.  is the sales as explained above.
2.  Hold a Party or purchase $300 worth of Stampin' Up! (before taxes and shipping) and you earn a free Stamp Set that can only be gotten by hostessing or ordering that large order.
3.  Join my Team the Happening Stampers.  Join for $99 you will get to pick out $125 worth of product, anything you want; you will get for free the mini trimmer, and a 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Sampler, then you also get to pick a free stamp set - any stamp set you want from our Mini or Annual Catalogs.  You don't have to pick a cheap one it can be the most expensive one you want.

Well The lily pad products include
Lovely Lily Pad [152288] this is a free item with a $50 purchase
Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper [152284] this is a free item with a $50 purchase
Lily Pad Dies [152315] this is a free item with a $100 purchase.
I love all 3 of these together. In fact on our pre-earn in December I earned all 3 of these for free.

So let's take a look at these.

So that is just a Sneak Peek of what you can earn for shopping in January February and March.  I will be working with this one a lot when I am back after Australia.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Stamp & Camp with Mary There's A Card Thursday - Dec 12, 2019 - Winter Woods Christmas Card

OK  my last Christmas card for this year, but I can start posting more in January, right?

So my last Christmas Card as we are flying to Australia.

This is a great card and uses a sponged background.  I love the die cuts to cutout the tree.
I hope you all have a great Christmas

Here is the Video.

Product List
Big Shot
Big Shot

Supplies: Stamp Set - Winter Woods [151359]; Ink - Old Olive [147090], Garden Green [147089], Night Of Navy [147110], Pacific Point[147098], Tuxedo Black Memento [132708]; Card Stock - Crushed Curry 8 ½ x 5 ½  [131199], Very Vanilla 2 – 5 ½ x 4 ¼  [101650], Old Olive Medium Scrap [100702]; Accessories - Mini Glue Dots [103683], Stampin' Dimensionals [104430], Mini Stampin' Dimensionals [144108], Noble Peacock Rhinestones [149494], Sponge Daubers [133773], Everyday Label Punch [144668], Big Shot [113439], In The Woods Dies [147919].

  1. With Night of Navy and a sponge dauber, sponge 2/3 of 1 of the Very Vanilla pieces of Card Stock.
  2. With Pacific Point and Sponge Dauber, sponge over the Night of Navy.
  3. With Old Olive sponge the bottom 1/3 of the Very Vanilla Card Stock.
  4. Cut the Background to 4 x 5 ¼
  5. With Old Olive Stamp the tree on the other Very Vanilla, with Old Olive stamp 2 of the Evergreen twigs and with Garden Green stamp 2 of the Evergreen Twigs you should have 4 stamped.
  6. With the In the Woods dies cut out the tree and twigs.
  7. Attach the Sponged Background to the Crushed Curry Card Base
  8. With Stampin Dimensionals Attach the Tree to the blue green line on the card front.
  9. With Memento Blck stamp the saying on the Old Olive card stock and then punch out with Everyday Label Punch.
  10. With Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the saying under the tree.
  11. With Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the twigs around the Saying.
  12. Attach some of the Noble Peacock Rhinestones to the tree.

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