Friday, October 25, 2013

SS Inkspiration - Friday Favorites (Magnificent Maple)

It's Friday Favorites at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! As we head into Fall, I have really "fallen" in love with the single stamp Magnificent Maple. A couple of weeks ago, I shared a project and card using this same stamp. I decided to pull it out again for this month's card making night and paired it up with the Sweater Weather DSP. I used Crushed Curry as the card base (might be my first time ever using this color!) and coordinated with Chocolate Chip & Tangerine Tango.

I created a blending effect with the colors on the leaves using Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango ink.

I stamped it in Crushed Curry ink.

Then I took my sponge dauber and dabbed it in Tangerine Tango ink.

I lightly sponged the edges of the leaf.

Finished Product!

I hope you'll stop by the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog today to see some of the other designer's favorites!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

in color hexagons (& thank you thursday!)

Today I am sharing with you the third card we created at last Thursday's Monthly Card Making Night/Card Club. This simple design features the Six Sided Sampler stamp set and coordinating Hexagon Punch, which you can actually save 15% by purchasing as a bundle in CLEAR MOUNT or WOOD MOUNT.

This card is clean and simple and could easily be created as a fun little card set for someone. As you can see in the picture, I had three different color options as part of the background...all using three of the 2013-2014 In Colors. Left to right ~ Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, & Crisp Cantaloupe. If you also notice there are FIVE hexagons, each stamped in one of the In Colors (including Baked Brown Sugar & Coastal Cabana). I finished it off with a small heart punched out of Strawberry Slush and then added a tiny pearl. Each of the hexagons are popped up using Dimensionals to give the card a little added dimension, but yet still mailable!

Here is an up close view:

...and of course the sentiment above would be a little "un-special" (is that a word?) without finishing it off on the inside of the card. 

And, while we're talking about HEXAGONS!!

Today is Thank You Thursday on Stampin' Up!'s blog. One of the discounted products for ONE DAY ONLY is the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. Although I didn't use it with this card, I did use it on a card we made recently at World Card Making Day. It really goes great with the stamp set and punch!

Select Big Shot Accessories Discounted
ONE DAY ONLY ~ Thursday, October 24, 2013

Visit my online store at to order!

And, don't forget the 25 stamp sets that are 25% well as the weekly deals!
Those can be found HERE.

When ordering online, use HOSTESS CODE: 

Hearts a Flutter Framelit Item # 130159
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discount Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies
Item # 132172

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Alphabet Press Textured Embossing Folder
Item # 130916

Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Window Frames Framelit Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Chalk Talk Framelit Item # 129983
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discount Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

let the party begin ~ 25 stamp sets at 25% off!

Stampin' Up! has been celebrating their 25th anniversary all year long and this week it's an extra special celebration in honor of their actual anniversary date on October 25th. Starting TODAY (October 22nd), they have offered yet another way to celebrate with their customers by offering 25 stamp sets at 25% off! This is for ONE WEEK ONLY so be sure to get your order in by October 28th to take advantage of this promotion!

Here are just 5 sets I reach for often that are on sale this week!

Zoo Babies
Wood Mount - #130453
(reg. price $27.95, sale price $20.96)
Clear Mount - #130456
(reg. price $19.95, sale price $14.96)

Gorgeous Grunge
Wood Mount - #130514
(reg. price $24.95, sale price $18.71)
Clear Mount - #130517
(reg. price $17.95, sale price $13.46)

Label Love
Wood Mount - #130619
(reg. price $24.95, sale price $18.71)
Clear Mount - #130622
(reg. price $17.95, sale price $13.46)

Betsy's Blossoms
Wood Mount - #131955
(reg. price $28.95, sale price $21.71)
Clear Mount - #126006
(reg. price $21.95, sale price $16.46 )

Itty Bitty Banners
Wood Mount - #132022
(reg. price $15.95, sale price $11.96)
Clear Mount - #126257
(reg. price $11.95, sale price $8.96)

And, there are 20 more stamp sets available to purchase!! To order online and to see the complete list of sets available at 25% off, visit my online store at You can see all of the sets available online by clicking HERE or see the PDF version HERE.

When ordering online, use HOSTESS CODE: 

If, by the end of October, we reach enough sales to get hostess credit, I will choose one lucky winner to receive those hostess benefits...which means free product for someone!! If there are not enough orders to reach the hostess benefits, but you placed an eligible order during October, you will still receive a complimentary gift from me as a thank you!

How to participate: 
Must order $30 or more to be entered into the drawing.
Order a stamp set on the 25% off list (with your $30 order) and get an extra chance to enter.
Must use the HOSTESS CODE listed above.
Your name will be entered for every $30 you spend!

Oh, but there's more!!
Stampin' Up! is also offering another round of ONLINE WEEKLY DEALS starting today! Here are this week's deals!
you have an extra day to join Stampin' Up! for the low price of $25!! See all the details in a previous blog post HERE.

Order online at

Monday, October 21, 2013

thank your lucky stars!

Last Thursday I hosted my Monthly Card Making Night/Card Club where each of my guests created 4 cards. We had a packed house of 17 stampers, some new and some seasoned veterans!

This first card I want to share with you was inspired by the colors I found on last week's Color Throwdown. I missed the deadline to link up, but I still wanted to share the card!

I used one of the new photopolymer sets to create this clean and simple card.
{Another Thank You, #133454, $13.95}

The "paint splatters" are from Gorgeous Grunge and the stars are punched out of silver glimmer paper.

Ironically, I needed a couple of thank you cards for my son's soccer coaches, so I added a soccer ball in the corner and called it a win-win!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

in color dahlias

My monthly card making night is on Thursday and so I have been busy creating 4 card designs that my guests will create. This particular card design is one I found on Darlene's blog (Dreaming About Rubber Stamps). I loved the clean and simple monochromatic aspect of it, but yet it added in the fun element of stamping/embossing on window sheets. Plus, I added the In-Color Dahlias to the middle of the flower, which just so happens to be one of this week's ONLINE WEEKLY DEALS!

In Color Dahlias 
reg. price $7.95
sale price $5.96

Quick tutorial on how to emboss on window sheets: 

Stamp your image onto the Window Sheet using Versamark.

Sprinkle your choice of embossing powder and tap off excess.

Use the heat tool to emboss.

Punch out the image.


I punched another flower using the same background colors, popped each flower up using Dimensionals and then added a matching In Color Dahlia with a mini glue dot.

Stamp Sets
Flower Shop, Four You
Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Versamark
Whisper White , Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, 2012-2014 In-Color DSP Stack, Window Sheets
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, In Color Dahlias, White Embossing Powder
Flower Shop Punch, Heat Tool, Paper Snips
*to order any of the supplies you see above, visit

 Come visit the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog for a few more ideas using some of the online weekly deals!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

online weekly deals

Stampin' Up! has another week of deals for you!! Every Tuesday they will be listing on their blog a select group of products offered at a reduced cost. These prices will only be available for ONE WEEK and are while supplies last! Order online at my website at and click on SHOP NOW to take advantage of these great prices! And, while you're may as well check out all of the new items in the CLEARANCE RACK!!

When ordering online, use HOSTESS CODE: 

If, by the end of October, we reach enough sales to get hostess credit, I will choose one lucky winner to receive those hostess benefits...which means free product for someone!!

How to participate: 
Must order $30 or more to be entered into that drawing. 
Must use the HOSTESS CODE listed above.
Your name will be entered for every $30 you spend!

Don't forget...these are available while supplies last!!

SS INKspiration - it's all about the candy!

 Here's a sneak peek of a little project I created for the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog! It is my turn to share today, so come on over to take a look!

Friday, October 11, 2013

a little halloween happiness color challenge

Happy Friday...I hope you all had an awesome week! Although it wasn't as long as I had hoped, I had a few extra minutes yesterday to get into my craft room and play with the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration color challenge posted on Monday. These colors just screamed Halloween for me!

My friend and fellow demonstrator let me borrow her single stamp Halloween Happiness, so I pulled it out to get a little use out of it. I am not sure if it is exactly how I had envisioned it to turn out when I first started creating, but we go!

 I hope that you will come play along and link up at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - all things fall

Thank you so much for joining us for the October Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad  Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the Fall season. It’s the time of year when fireplaces start crackling with warmth and we dig out our sweaters. This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! products that are available to make Autumn themed creations. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the products to create our projects and feel inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.

You should have just left stop 12 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Rose at Stamp with Rose. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

When I started thinking about what I wanted to created for this month's hop, I couldn't ignore the Magnificent Maple single stamp sitting on my shelf waiting to get some fresh ink on it! Plus, I hadn't used my Circle Card Thinlits yet and when I saw this card by Andi, I was inspired to create a little something of my own! I wanted to bring in a little bit of Soft Sky with some traditional Fall colors like Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip because I thought the color combo was fun. The Sweater Weather DSP in the Holiday Catalog has some great Fall-like choices, so I used that as an accent for my card. The always awesome Tags 4 You stamp set was the perfect sentiment for sending a Happy Thanksgiving to a loved one...with the coordinating punch, too! Plus, a few little Candy Dots (in Soft Sky)
completed the card!

When you open the card there is room to write who the card is from on the inside circle.

I also wanted to add a little something sweet that matches the card, so I decorated this cute little jar by wrapping it with a piece of Sweater Weather DSP then fussy cutting a stamped Magnificent Maple image.  I added a banner that says "gratitude" which comes from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set.

The "twine" bow is actually Burlap Ribbon, but I took apart the threads to create individual pieces. This is also what I used on the card above.

Thanks so much for coming by! Please leave a comment to let me know you visited today and I hope that you will continue on the hop to see what other Fall-inspired cards and projects there is in store for you. Click the next button below to visit Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma.


Blog Hop Participants: 
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  2. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  3. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  4. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  6. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  9. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  10. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  11. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  12. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  13. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  14. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

world card making day 2013

On Saturday, October 5th we celebrated World Card Making Day!! This was the second year that myself and 3 other demonstrators hosted this fun event together. (Click HERE to see last year's event!) And this year, it was another great turn out! There were 22 stampers who came by to enjoy an afternoon of card making with us! Each of us designed a card and the guests made two of each, taking home 8 cards ready to send off to family and friends! This year we tried to take it up a notch and even had raffle prizes!! I am already looking forward to next year!

{Me, Tami, Andrea, & Terri}

These first two cards are the ones that I designed. They are a CASE from cards I found on Pinterest HERE, HERE, and HERE. Not sure whose card came first! ;)

The next three cards were created by my fellow demonstrators.

 Some snapshots of our fun afternoon together!

My daughter & her friend, Elaina ~ such cute girls!

Raffle prize winners!

And treats!

My husband gave my daughter money so she could attend with her friend and her mom. She LOVES stamping with her mama and I love having her around! I'm training her young! ;)

Mark your calendar for next year - Saturday, October 4th, 2014!


Hope you can come on back tomorrow for the monthly Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!!

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