Friday, June 23, 2017

Inky Friends' 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Blog Hop

We're happy you've joined us for the 2017-2018 Inky Friends Annual Catalog Blog Hop!  I hope you find some great ideas as you hop through these fun stamp sets!

If you get lost or want to see the list of participants, go to the Inky Friends Blog to get directions.

If you are traveling in order, you've arrived from Twila's Stamp A Little Longer blog on which she displayed her wild and wonderful creations with the A Little Wild set.

The Beautiful Bouquet set is such a fun little set and seems so versatile to me. I made both a card and a bouquet in a little bottle.  My card is the expected design with "ribbon around the stems with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set at the bottom.  The bouquet in the bottle has simple floral stems cut down to size with various colors of the same tiny flowers for a kitschy look that will be sweet in my kitchen window.

I also made this simple 4-1/2 inch square card with just the stem stamp and wispy flowers in Pacific Point stamped 3 times without reinking.  The glitter dots add a nice sparkle in the corner of a very simple card.  I hope I've given you just enough inspiration with this set that you thought of cute things ~you'd~ like to make with it. It would be great in autumn colors as well.

Now, we'll continue to Yapha's Stamp and Scrap with Yapha blog to Wake Up with her adorable Coffee Cafe set creations.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Eastern Beauty/Palace May Bundle Promotion

If you are considering the Eastern Palace Suite Promotion here are the facts:

I admit I was not able to resist. There are so many designs one can make with the dies and stamps.

(Graphics provided by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek.)

MOJO495 Special Reason Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper

I wanted to use this retiring Stamp Set with the new paper, so I did just that. Dapper Denim and the new In Color Tranquil Tide are just enough of these rich regal colors without being muddy, I think. I used the MOJO Monday sketch ( MOJO495 ) for the layout and I hope everyone will enjoy making it at class this Thursday!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Window Box Thinlits and Retiring Timeless Tags and That's the Tag

At my last class we used the Timeless Tags Thinlits to cut this tag as well as the That's the Tag stamp set for a fun add-on for the Window Box Framlit.  I used the "to my amazing mother" sentiment, but several used the "thinking of you" sentiment to allow a person to give it to anyone. The butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits carries the airy look onto the top easily as well.  I included a little LED light for my class attendees as well.  Now I just need to find a small gift for my mom to put inside it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Retiring List pdf link

Hi all! The retirement list is available now. Here is a link to the list, and several of the items are 15, 20, 30 or 40% off as well.

2017 Retirement List

If you'd like to use a hostess code and have the items mailed to you, use RE9PVGUW . If you'd like to save a bit on shipping for orders under $69, please email or message me to order. Remember if your order is over $150, you'll want to place your order separately and receive hostess benefits.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch Waterfall Easter Card

This isn't exactly what I first imagined when I decided that I hadn't made a waterfall card for my classes in a while, but I'm pleased with it.  I love the Basket Bunch Stamp Set, and the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder makes a fun background for this card.  The bunny image, chicks, daffodil and egg stamps were used as well as the grass and basket pieces from the matching Basket Building Framelits Dies.

I shortened the basket handle so that it would fit nicely in the allotted space.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and I used the "PULL" from March's Paper Pumpkin kit to provide an added hint for the card.  The sentiments were die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  (I'm sure my original instructions came from Splitcoaststampers.)  I hope everyone will enjoy making this motion card at my end March class!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper All Occasion Card

This card is of course inspired by the brayered background on page 10 of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog. Its base is the fun Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I used more muted colors, and combined some colors as well. We'll use the Sponge Brayers for this card as well as the Watercolor Pencils and Blender pens. The flower size will vary based on which one you choose. You can make decisions about the embellishments to make the card your own.  I hope everyone enjoys doing that. The card is lined with Pool Party cardstock.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tasty Trucks Bright Stampin' Up! Thank You or Birthday Card

This Tasty Trucks design with the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper uses SC632 from

Friday, February 17, 2017

Avant Garden Sympathy or Any Occasion SC623

Flower card can often be for any occasion, so you'll have lots of choices for a sentiment with this simple card.  I used SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge SC623 for this as well. This card will be surprisingly quick for a Stamp a Stack choice.  Both the "Happy Birthday Wishes" and the "Thanks for being you." sentiments from the Avant Garden stamp set fit the sentiment banner as well.

Friday, February 10, 2017

MOJO483 Cool Treats Tasty Treats Frozen Treats Stampin' Up!

Sorry this image is a bit over-exposed...

For this card I used the Cool Treats Stamp Set, Frozen Treats Framelits and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Following the layout/sketch for MojoMonday Sketch 483, made this card easy to fill with my favorite patterns of designer series paper from the pack.  The circles used the Circle Framelits and Stitched Circle Framelits, and I just added the Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched Ribbon and called it finished. I will allow everyone at March Stamp Club and Class to add some of the Sprinkles Embellishments if they'd like as well.  I was going for a clean/simpler look this time, so I left the image plain.