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Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Favorites at SSInkspiration!

  Today is Favorites Friday with the design team!


oh....and I love Fridays!!

Why not combine a few of my favorite things?!
Friday Favorites at SSInkspiration!

Since U of M is sweeping the Big Ten Division in basketball right now, I decided to
use my GO BLUE! team colors to inspire happy Friday thoughts!

Get this look!
Crushed Curry and Midnight Muse!
toss in some Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Ink...and I can almost smell the coffee brewing!

I LOVE the new seam binding ribbon.  This happens to be Crumb Cake.  I am really sad this DSP is retired.  I am hoarding the remaining all good paper crafters do!

When was the last time you used your aqua painters?!  I LOVE adding color subtly without being too "crayola colorish"

Ooh..and also....Gorgeous Grunge and Perfect Blend make the best coffee splotches 
and coffee mugs!

Its time to head on over to SSInkspiration and check out my fellow design team's Favorites as well!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

You NEED this tool :)

Love the look of an embossed piece of paper but just don't feel like dragging your Big Shot in and out of its closet cubby?

Well CHECK THIS OUT!!!   (go ahead, I'll wait)

This fancy little tool will save your desk!!  and since it's only $ can order some embossing folders to go with it and earn FREE product for Sale-a-Bration!!

Machine:  $29.95
3 Embossing folders:  (approx) $24.00

Why stop there?
Need Cardstock?  Ink?  Markers?

For every $50 you spend, you get ANOTHER free product!!

(for a full list of embossing folders from Stampin' Up!  Click here. and here

Friday, January 24, 2014

Let's Sale-a-Brate!

WHO WANTS TO SALE-A-Brate with me!?

From January 28th through March 31st Stampin' Up! has a PHENOMENAL promotion that gives you way more free stuff with each purchase!!

For every $50 of Stampin' Up! products you purchase, you will get a FREE Sale-a-bration item from our exclusive SAB catalog.
Host a workshop during SAB, and get an additional $30 of free hostess credit!!
Sign up as a demonstrator during SAB, and get your starter kit for only $99!

Here is a sampling of one of our Free Sale-a-bration sets!
Make this card!

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Whisper White,Baked Brown Sugar Core D'nations paper
DSP:  Birthday Basics
Primrose Petals Ink
Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, See Ya Later
Natural Chevron Ribbon, Mini Brads, Dimensionals, Chevron Embossing folder/Sanding Block

Make this card!

Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar Core d'nations
DSP: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack
Stamp Sets:  Banner Blast, Hip Notes
Heart Punch, Mini-Flag Punch, Rhinestones, Natural Linen Thread, Mini Brads
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana

The fancy wood embellishments were from a Paper Pumpkin Kit last month!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Do you have 30 minutes and a desire to create?

Can we talk about how much I love My Paper Pumpkin!!

What is My Paper Pumpkin you ask?
Its a FABULOUS break from reality courtesy of Stampin' Up!  Once a month, this special orange box will arrive on your doorstep.  Inside the box is everything you need to make a project!

So far, we have had a few card kits, a banner project, a journal, a note paper holder, and a mini photo album!  The fun part is:  You have no idea what you're getting until it shows up!

Each kit comes with instructions, stamps ink, and everything else you need to make the project.  You just need adhesive and about 15-20 minutes of your time!
Wanna hear the best part?  You will end up with an awesome stash of really cool stamps that you can't get anywhere else!!
(I may need a new box soon!)

If you sign up between now and February 10, you will not only get a sweet kit the next month, you'll also get a set of In-Color markers!!

Here is a card made with a sampling of Paper Pumpkin stamps.
Hey There Friend stamp and the splatters come in everyone's welcome kit!!  I also used the "love your guts" from the April card kit and the heart is from the November card kit.  These stamps are trendy and current and I am over the moon excited to use them every day!
I also got to use the new paper pack in the Occassions Catalog!  Win-Win!

Join MyPaperPumpkin now!  You will NOT be disappointed!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Innovation Days!

You have probably noticed I have taken a few days off to create!

Check back on the 23rd for an awesome look at what My Paper Pumpkin is and how YOU can use it!!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SSInkspirations Monochromatic Day!!

Head on over to SSInkspiration to check out some awesome monochromatic cards!

Monochromatic.  So....what exactly is that?  

Webster defines it as:
1.  Having or consisting of one color or hue    (YAWN)
2.  consisting of radiation of a single wavelength or of a very small range of wavelengths   (um...HUH?)
3.  of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism   (um...circular reasoning anyone?)
4.  lacking variety, creativity, or excitement:  colorless   (the complete opposite of what I love!)

I would define it as........AHHHHHHHHHHHH  What do you do with only one color?!?!
I love color!!  I love bright colors mixed with neutral colors on top of subtle colors...
any color with every other color!  
AHHH  I love COLOR!!
so to me it clearly was going to be a HUGE stretch to make this work.
and then....
SSInkspirations Monochromatic Day!!

I did it!!  I totally did it!
How fun is that?!
Now I will admit.  It took me longer to decide which color that I wanted to focus on than actually making this card.
I LOVE this Crisp Cantaloupe from the 2013-2015 In Colors.  
I used the Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, Ink, In-color DSP pack,
 and I used my Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin' Write Marker to color the rhinestone and the Very Vintage Designer Series Buttons. 
Wanna hear the best part.....this is a NEW stamp set and framelit !!  
If you have not had a chance to check out the new Occasions Catalog...oh Girl! (or Boy!) are you missing out!!
Check it out here

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love is in the Air!

Getting a head start on your pink and red?
Need some sweet and lovable inspiration?

Did you know Stampin' Up! has a full line of stamps and accessories to help you out!

Love You to the Moon #133143
Love You to the Moon

This set coordinates with our Chalk Talk Framelits :)

Love You More #131853
Love You More Clear-mount Stamp Set

Flowerfull Heart Wood-mount Stamp 
Flowerful Heart #134617

Follow My Heart Clear-mount Stamp Set 
Follow My Heart #134614

Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes 
Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes #134609

 Sweetheart Treat Bags 
Sweetheart Treat Bags #134910

Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer stamps #135892

Love Is All Around Kit -- Digital Download
MDS Download ~  Love is all around  #136821

         My Digital Class Mailbox Love Notes -- Digital Download 
MDS Download class!! Mailbox Love Notes #136780

 and my absolute favorite!!
Monster Hugs Boy Monster Hugs Girl
How cute are these guys!!!  Monster Hugs Boy #132162 and Monster Hugs Girl #132163

All of these products and many more can be found in my store!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Feeling Sketchy today?

There is nothing I love more than a challenge!  
Today's challenge is a sketch challenge!

Here is a fun card layout for you to try.
Don't forget to head over to SSInkspirations to upload your version and play along!

Here is my attempt!

I am LOVING the new paper pack in the Occasion's catalog!!
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack 
and the new Starburst framelits.......TO DIE FOR!!
Starburst Framelits Dies 
And do you notice a certain "where did you get that stamp?!" image?!  YES that is a sneak peek into the Sale-a-Bration collection!  

To make this card:
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #132996
Primrose Petals Cardstock 
Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Linen Thread
Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad
Starburst Framelits Dies #132967

If you are interested in earning these products (and LOTS more Sale-a-bration goodies) contact me!
Its not too late to schedule a workshop/in home stamping event!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Color Challenge!

Who doesn't love a challenge??
Create something using these colors.

Color Challenge! #stampinup,

Make this card!!
Gorgeous Grunge and Perfect Pennants Stamp sets
I Am Me - Designer Series Paper
Ink: So Saffron, Primrose Petals, Bermuda Bay

Now head over to SSInkspiration as submit your card or layout !!  There is a prize drawing at the end of the month!!

SSInkspirations: Friday Favorite DSP

Everyone has that know...the ONE paper pack that you love.  You can't explain it.  You refuse to use it.  You hoard it and stare at it and love it from afar...until one retires.  

THIS is that ONE pack of paper.  I LOVE this DSP pack!!
I Am Me Designer Series Paper
I Am Me ~ 130138 (go ahead, put it in your cart...I can wait)

It has all of my favorite colors in it....Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pool Party, Real Red
It goes with Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Primrose Petals....
It can be masculine
There are printed multicolor sheets (little cameras or suitcases!!) and chevrons, lines, you name it!!

It can be used!! (and needs to before it retires in June!!)

So today...Just for you.  I made these.

SSInkspirations:  Friday Favorite DSP
 Make this Card!
Basic Grey, Whisper White Cardstock
Perfect Blend and Six-Sided Sampler Stamp sets
Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Grey
Aqua painter

SSInkspirations:  Friday Favorite DSP
Make This Card

Basic Grey, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White Cardstock
Word Bubbles Framelit Die and Just Sayin' Clear Mount Bundle
*from the new occasions catalog!
Basic Black 1/8 Taffeta ribbon
Envelope Board (used to round corners AND make the file folder!!)  

And Seriously....what the what?!

SSInkspirations:  Friday Favorite DSP #stampinup, #donnasmit
Make this Card!
Cardstock:  Gumball Green, Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Smokey Slate
Circles Framlits
Just Sayin' Stamp Set
Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon
White Stampin' Chalk Marker
Candy Dots: Subtles
Basic Rhinestone
3/8 Glimmer Brads Basics

I hope this inspires you to go to your crafty space...take down that treasured DSP...and USE IT!!

Head on over to SSInkpirations and see what our other designers chose as their favorite DSPs!

While you are there, check out the Blog Hop going on!

And don't forget.  You can still enter the January Color Challenge!


Friday, January 3, 2014

Occasions to Celebrate

Its New Catalog Day!!
Check out the AMAZING new Occasions Catalog here!!
Take your time...its amazing.  then come right back!!

Some stamp sets speak to you.  They shout HAPPY BIRTHDAY! or Happy Valentine's Day.
What if you had a set that said all that at one time?

Celebrate a birthday, Valentines Day, or pretty much any day with this stamp set!

Love You More Wood-mount Stamp Set
Love You More:   #131853 clear mount or  #131850 wood mount
Occasions to Celebrate
Make this card!  
Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Whisper White Cardstock
Midnight Muse Classic Ink pad
Baked Brown Sugar Core'Dinations paper
Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Baked Brown Sugar markers
Crystal Effects
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
Banner Punch *sneak peek from the new SAB Catalog!*
White Chalk Marker
White Bakers twine
Going Grunge Stamp Set

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New New New year!!

Surprise!!   2014 Is going to be full of amazing things!

New Occasions Catalog, New Resolutions, and New Calendar pages!!  
(Who doesn't love a fresh and clean calendar?  I feel so start filling in those empty squares!)

Can you believe these new framelits and stamp set can be yours starting tomorrow?!

Make this card!

Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron Cardstock
Retro Fresh DSP
On Film Framlits
Starburst Sayings Stamp set
Starburst Framelits

See lots more awesome Occasion Catalog ideas here at SSINKspirations Blog!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

High Five 2014!!

New Year New Catalog!!  

Starting today you can check out the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog!!

Now:  For the fun stuff!!   

Starting TODAY!! I will be a guest designer on this AWESOME blog!  Check it out here!

Make this card!
Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Coastal Cabana Card stock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Starburst Framelits Die
Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim
This and That Retro Fresh Journaling Tags

Here are some other versions using the awesome journaling tags!