Last Chance for Sale-a-bration

I’m tempting you one last time with the marvelous Sale-a-bration (SAB) Wonderful World Stamp set & DSP- free with a $100 product purchase (before S/H & tax). Honestly, this is a must have set…some many options with these flowers.

And who doesn’t love a big flower?! I stamped it in Highland Heather. Then I inked up the circle from Watercolor Shapes with Fresh Freesia & stamped off. I then lightly spritzed the circle stamp with water & then stamped it right on top of the flower. I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

I mounted my floral image panel onto Highland Heather cardstock & then that was applied to a Fresh Freesia card base. The sentiment is from a set called Celebrating You. It was stamped in Highland Heather & mounted on skinny strip of Highland Heather cardstock.

In the top left corner, I poked two holes side by side & threaded the Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon down & then back up.

I hope you like it! Be sure to get your orders in before the end of the day to Take advantage of free merchandise.

Have a great Wednesday friends! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Two Days Left for Sale-a-bration’s Wonderful World

Happy Monday, friends!

Wonderful World SAB

My card today features another Sale-a-bration set of products. You have ONLY two days to order this beautiful suite of products called Wonderful World. Below are pictures of the catalog pages…just look at that gorgeous paper.

Wonderful World
Stampin’ Up Artists share their ideas

I just love the Stampin’ Up catalogs because they are filled with great ideas for card-making. They help me think “outside the box”. But today my card is a “go-to” sketch for me; definitely an “inside the box” sketch.

We made this card in my Card Class. We usually have a time consuming card & then I add two more quicker cards. This is one of the fast cards & it’s card base is Flirty Flamingo.

We added a piece of DSP measuring 4 x 3 to the lower section of the card base. When you cut your DSP into 4×3 pieces, you get 12 pieces- plenty to make duplicates.

The flower was stamped onto a scalloped rectangle die cut from the Scalloped Contours dies using our Stamp-a-ratus. After centering the big floral image, we used a sponge dauber to pick up ink from the Flirty Flamingo ink pad & we tapped it onto the flower part of the stamp. Then we used Pear Pizzazz ink pad & dauber for the stem. Using the stamp-a-ratus, we could go back & re-ink any areas we missed. Next we inked the scalloped edges with the dauber.

If you hold the inked sponge dauber & paper exactly perpendicular to each other, you transfer just a little color to the edges.

From the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack we added a white bow to the stems.

Ta-da! A quick & beautiful card.

Have a great week! Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Floral Trio with Wonderful World

Good morning, friends! I have a card to share with you that has no stamping except for the inside sentiment. Crazy, I know, right!?

I have been using my free Sale-a-bration papers and stamps pretty frequently here but that’s because I want to show you all the ways you can use these amazing products.

I cut some of the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 2.25 X 5.5. I added some color with a strip of Orchid Oasis & an embossed piece of Pear Pizzazz. I used the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. It’s not obvious in the picture but in real life, the recipient will notice the texture. I wrapped a piece of 1/8″ Metallic Woven ribbon in Orchid Oasis & tied a bow. Isn’t it stunning?

Next I cropped three flowers from the DSP using the Stylish Shapes dies. Then mounted them along the side using dimensionals.

A white layer was added to the interior since the base is BlackBerry Bliss. As I often do, I left the inside blank so I can write a personal note.

The Sale-a-bration promotion ends on 8/31, so be sure to order soon. Some of my friends have ordered their supplies for Christmas/Holiday cards & cashed in on the free savings. I’m here for you if you need help designing cards; that’s one of my favorite things to do! Please use my HOST code if you do shop at my store.

Doesn’t get any easier than this, friends! I think this sketch might end up being a swap card because it is simple to make multiples. What colors would you like to see?

Have a great weekend! I just might sneak in another blog post this weekend, but definitely check back on Monday to see another card.

Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Fun Fold- Nuts about YOU!!

Today I am sharing the fun fold I made for my Card Class this upcoming Friday. It’s usually the 4th Friday of the month in my home in Chesterfield MO. So if you’re in the St. Louis area, I’d love to connect with you. I don’t usually share the cards before the class but this is an exceptional week. And, unfortunately, I had to cancel my class.

My Mr. started feeling like he had a cold on Monday. We both gave each other that inquisitive look. Aren’t we all conditioned to think of COVID these days? Since we were to meet friends for lunch today, we thought he’d better test. Sure enough, his home COVID test was positive. He’s doing fine except for a terrible headache, fatigue & mild sore throat. But I’m keeping my retired RN eyes on him. Like most metro areas, we still have a fair amount of COVID, but it seems we have this milder variant where many vaccinated & boosted folks (like my Mr.) get better without hospitalization. Thankfully, mine was negative this morning.

So I masked up & went grocery shopping this afternoon- stocked up on my Mr’s favorite food & drink & got a few things for myself, just in case. {wink, wink} And now I’m rushing around like a mad lady to get everything done in case I fall ill. Since I’m cancelling card class, I’m making kits for my peeps. I don’t want to disappoint my wonderful friends.

I created a PDF for my peeps; if you would like to receive it, please follow me on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/StampwithMJ.MarilynJones & then comment that you’d like the PDF.

If you’re already a follower- thank you. Please comment so I know to send you the PDF too.

Stay Healthy & Happy Stamping, Marilyn

Masculine Wildlife Wonder

When this Wildlife Wonder stamp set was introduced in January in the Mini Catalog, I order it right away. I’ve probably mentioned that we have many awesome guy friends & I enjoy making “guy” cards so this was a no-brainer for me.

I noticed that the Rings of Love DSP from Sale-a-bration had this terrific tree branch paper which I thought would coordinate perfectly with the stamp set. What do you think?

It was a fairly easy card to put together. I got this sketch & stamp set idea from Terri Tank at My Stamp Vault. I changed up her design but it was her card that gave me inspiration for this CASE. I cut four 1-1/8 squares in crumb cake & stamped each of the animals from the set knowing that there would be some (or a lot) of the image that would be cut off. The fourth square was for the sentiment.

I mounted the small squares on a larger square; 3.5″ Mossy Meadow and 3.75 Early Espresso. The Branch DSP from Rings of Love DSP was adhered to the Mossy Meadow card base. The large square panel was adhered on top of the DSP. Seriously friends- this is an incredible pack of DSP for the fall & holiday creating & it’s yours free with a $50 product purchase. (before tax & S/H). The sale ends on 8/31 or when supplies run out. I don’t want you to miss out!

I added a couple of strips of cardstock toward the bottom of the card- Soft Suede, Early Espresso with a skinny angled piece in Mossy Meadow. Rustic Metallic adhesive backed dots were added along the Mossy Meadow strip. I decorated the inside too.

Thanks for stopping over. I think I’ve got my rythym back after our move so I will be here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An occasional extra post when there’s a special offer. I hope you’ll come back after the weekend. Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Stamps: Wildlife Wonder
  • Paper: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
  • DSP: Rings of Love (SAB)
  • Ink: Soft Suede
  • Embellishments: Rustic Metallic adhesive backed dots

Another Amazing Year for Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Can you believe it’s already time for schools to start back up?! The return to school after summer vacation is a really big deal for students, teachers, school workers and the parents who are left home alone. To honor this big event, we have created projects with a back to school theme. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Our theme, Back to School, was a bit of a challenge for me as we don’t have “littles” in our life, so I usually refrain from buying kid themed stamp sets. So, when Brian King (our awesome leader) wanted a school themed blog hop, I thought I was sunk & wouldn’t be able to play along on the hop. Then thought non-traditional & came up with this.

My card probably needs some explaining-after an initial look at my stamps, I knew I would need a non-traditional Back to school card. Our Tennessee Son-in-Law is a High School math teacher & the head wrestling coach. So my card incorporates his school colors- orange and black. I recently purchased the Rays of Light background stamp. Spoiler alert: I’ll be using it to make holiday cards.

The closeup pictures are over-exposed intentionally as I wanted to show you the detail of the stamp. I placed my Rays of Light stamp in the Stamparatus & stamped with Versa-mark on Pale Papaya cardstock. Then clear Emboss powder was added on top of Versa-mark & it was heat embossed.

Using a Pumpkin Pie inkpad & our SU! Blending brushes (the best!), I inked over the entire panel focusing more color in the center. Then using a soft, smooth cloth, I rubbed over the entire panel to remove the ink on the embossed ray. Likely you know this technique is called Emboss resist. TIP: You can use paper clothes, but I prefer the easier $1 microfiber dish cloth.

The rest of the card went together fairly fast. Using Stazon Black ink, I stamped words from Amazing Phrasing a Sale-a-bration & I cut them apart. There is an “amazing” stamp in this set but I chose to use The Amazing Thanks Die set & double mounted “Amazing” in Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black cardstock.

I added three Matte Black dots to finish it off & keep it masculine. Our SIL is already back at school with the kids. So I’ll get it sent off right away. In our little STL berg, our kids start on Monday. It’ll be a little less busy during the day with the neighborhood kids at school.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog , Jan Dufour, at Stamp Me Silly. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  6. <==THAT’S ME
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Have a great Wednesday! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Wonderful World Anniversary

Hi Friends! I hope you has a great weekend & are ready for another outstanding week! Today I have an anniversary card to share with you. Last week I depleted my stash of my last two anniversary cards so I definitely needed to add a few.

Nothings prettier than beautiful flowers for anniversary wishes. So I pulled out the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s part of a stamp set & DSP duo in the Sale-a-Bration catalog; free with a $100 product purchase (before shipping & taxes).

The card base is Polished Pink card stock; 5.5 X 8.5 inches, scored at 4.25. Next is a layer of Basic White 5-3/8 x 4 4-1/8. Then the Wonderful World DSP 4 x 5.25. The flower colors in this sheet of DSP are Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry & I think the Polished Pink blends nicely. What do you think?

I added a 3/4″ piece of Basic White on the diagonal. TIP: Mark lightly with a pencil at one inch down from the top right corner & one inch up from the bottom left corner. My sentiment is from the Celebrating You stamp set in the Annual Catalog. It was stamped in Polished Pink & punched with the double oval punch. I sponged the edges with Polished Pink ink. A pretty bow in Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon.

The inside of the card uses the sentiment from Nature’s Prints stamp set; new in the annual catalog this year. Then a 1/4″ strip of the DSP was added at the bottom of the white inner panel.

Sale-a-Bration ends at the end of August so get your orders to me soon! That’s it for me today. Have an awesome day! Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Stamps: Celebrating You, Nature’s Prints
  • Paper: Polished Pink, Basic White
  • DSP: Wonderful World (SAB)
  • Embellishments: Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon

Rings of Love

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday!

Ringed with Love DSP #159139

My card for today features the Rings of Love DSP which is Sale-a-bration freebie with a $50 product order. It’s so pretty & coordinates with the Ringed with Nature bundle in the Annual Catalog. It’s a gorgeous set but I don’t have it (yet). But I loved the DSP so much & had to have it.

The design is another “go-to” for me. I cut a piece of the DSP at 4 x 5.25 & then cut the 5.25 side at 2.5. The 4 x 5.25 size gives me 6 card front panels; perfect for card swaps or making multiples. On the reverse side of the birds & branches DSP, is the pretty blue watercolor paper. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped in Night of Navy the large sentiment from the Good Feelings set, new in the Annual Catalog.

A strip of 0.25 or 1/4 x 4″ piece of Crushed Curry was placed between the two papers. Then a little bling using the Fine Sparkle Adhesive backed Gems was added. One last look below.

Thanks for stopping & see you again on Friday! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Free Product = Sale-a-Bration

Hi friends! I’m blog MIA again… we’re moving from our villa to a “new to us” house. Even though I don’t have anything personally to share, I didn’t want you to miss the incredible “free with $50” promotion called Sale-a-bration.

Two of my favorites are shown below.

It’s easy to overlook this Silver & Gold 6×6 paper. Dots & stripes in silver & gold- it doesn’t get any more versatile than this. Although I love the cards shown with Amazing Phrasing stamp set, I’m thinking about holiday cards. After all, it is Christmas in July time, right!?

The Amazing Phrasing stamp set is free with a $100 product order (pre-tax, pre-shipping). I LOVE big word sets! So easy to make a wow card using our DSP, decorative masks/stencils, embossing paste… you get the idea. If not check out “The Wow Factor” on page 128 in the Annual Catalog.

That’s it for me today… an update on our move. Most of my current paper crafting supplies have been moved & I’ve packed for a crop with my bestie crafty girlfriends next weekend. Now it’s time to clean cabinets and closets at the new house. Our furniture movers arrive on Monday 7/18. WooHoo!

Stay cool or go to the pool! Hugs & Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)