Saturday, August 11, 2018

Couldron Bubble Toil and Trouble Stampin Up!

Double, Double
Toil and Trouble
Fire Burn and
Cauldron Bubble

Shakespeare is creepy, but these little witches sure aren’t!!! Here’s a quick unedited First Look video of some of the Halloween offerings from Stampin Up!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Delightfully Detailed Stampin' Up! Suite Designs Inky Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop. We've each focused on a Suite from the Annual Catalog and tried to make it even more interesting for you!

You may have arrived from Betty's Kitty Stamp Blog in which she focused on the Animal Expedition Suite.

I chose the Delightfully Detailed Suite and wanted to display how much nicer the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is with the matching notecards and envelopes.  The size of the cards matches perfectly with the rectangular options in the specialty paper. This card is to celebrate an upcoming baptism.

The note card fronts and envelopes are Very Vanilla, and the Memories and More Cardpack items are Whisper White, so they stretch the use of the laser-cut specialty paper since it is Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other.

This "No Ink No Stamps" card uses a strip of the designer series paper that is the negative of the part we are supposed to use, but I liked the repeat of the "notch" look on the sentiment corners with it. I used the corner of the Everyday Label punch to make the spotted Blackberry Bliss create a matching mat for the Thanks layer.  The thanks is a die cut in the Memories and More card pack.

Now, I'm sure you'll enjoy Mary's creations with the Broadway Bound Suite on her Center Stage Stamping Blog.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Final Day for Stampin' Up! Ink Pad Color Family sign up promotion!

Everyone near and far is welcome to join my Stampin' Up! Team with this fabulous promotion!  Normally, you pay $99 and get $125 worth of product, but for this final day (July 31, 2018) you also get your choice of InkPad Color Family Free (which is $67 more of product!) If you've ever considered joining Stampin' Up!, don't let this great promotion pass you by!!  Contact me by email, phone or just sign up on my website here:

Just click the "Join The Fun" tab which is right under my picture.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade Masking Technique MIFDC8 color challenge

Inspired by page 119 of the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual catalog, the MIFDC8 design challenge features Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Night of Navy and Soft Suede.  You may see all our entries and add your entry on the My Inky Friends Blog. Please join us!

I used the masking technique to create a little interest for the background of the main image of the Southern Serenade Stamp Set and colored the center of the flower with the Grapefruit Grove Stampin' Write Marker.  I used the Night of Navy and Old Olive Blends for the remainder of the flower. The mask was made of grid paper which is a bit thicker than typing paper.  That made the space around the image larger. I also stamped off the Grapefruit Grove ink for the lace stamp one time to lighten the color.

I added 1/3 of a doily and the layering ovals framelits to cut out the sentiment from the Detailed with Love set.  A gold metallic pearl on each side of the sentiment blended nicely with the Soft Suede I think.

I hope you'll join us and make a card with this color combination too!!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Carnival of Colors My Inky Friends New Stampin' Up! Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Stampin' Up! Carnival of Colors Blog Hop!  We're highlighting our favorites for you, so be sure to click through all the posts.  

If you've been traveling in order, you might have arrived from Sharleen's Stamp with Shar Blog where she showed how lovely Pineapple Punch can be.

I chose Soft Sea Foam because I enjoy how light and fresh it is.  The color is so airy and soft that I really wanted to use it with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  The contrast with the lovely pinks is soothing.

Happily, it has matching adhesive back sequins, and I put a small pearl in the center of each to soften the look even further. Several pieces of the Petal Promenade sweet add nice details to the card, but I wanted a fun Happy Birthday rather than a serious sentiment.  The Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous! set was just what I imagined in Flirty Flamingo. 

Unfortunately, we do not have a Soft Sea Foam Ribbon, so I made my own with the Light Soft Sea Foam Blends marker and the 1/8 inch Whisper White sheer ribbon. It's so quick and adds so much! I just colored it gently on both sides being careful to use the side of the marker rather than the tip.

For the next card, I used the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper as a corner accent for a monochromatic card.  It was simple to adhere the flowers with Mono Multi Glue.

Now we'll travel to Betty's Kitty Stamp Blog to see her sweet Petal Pink designs.

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