May 05 2015

Weekly Deals Are Here + Some Label Love!

Good Morning, everyone!

Today I have the latest Weekly Deals that are currently online … and … there’s more!

You’ll also find samples of another retiring stamp set, Label Love.  So if its one you’ve had in mind … now is the time to grab one for yourself, before it becomes a mere SU memory on June 3.   😉



Here are a couple of delightful cards created with the retiring stamp set, Label Love!  One of the things I sincerely adore about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the fact that we have constant inspiration available from Stampin’ Up!’s own concept artists.  I always admire the cards designed for us by Jen C.  I think you’ll enjoy these as well …

As always, thank you for your visit!  I’m delighted to be your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Inky (((hugs))),




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Apr 27 2015

Add Another Mix, Please!

As I was tidying around my stampin’ zone, I came upon another TY card to share … …
and guess what it features … … …

1 calypso clsp 20150402_175532 400Did you ‘guess’ the Mixed Bunch stamp set? Yay! Is there anything else?
Most of us can be creatures of ‘habit’ at times, but this time mine just steps right out there and “shows”!
Strangely, I have never ever in my life been a fan of coral colors. And then it happened … Stampin’ Up! brought out Calypso Coral. The very first time I used this color, I could sense “the change”. YKWIM … not ‘the change’ relating to women, but ‘the change’ that happens when your eyes are “opened” to new realities. The result? Enter Calypso Coral as one of my favorite stampin’ colors.
This one has just a smidgen of dimension, so it’s perfect for creating a few for a card stash. No extra postage or careful packaging required for mailing.1 calypso frnt 20150402_175617 525

The dotty background was stamped with one of the small stamps in the Petal Potpourri stamp set using Calypso Coral ink, just as on the punched blossom image. The Early Espresso-inked sentiment is from a retiring stamp set that I’m going to miss, Four You. If you like a bit of glitz, I’ve used Gold Stampin’ Glitter here, then popped the blossom up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. (My opinion? Straight on … I must have a steady supply of Dimensionals … must!) Finally, the designer series paper is from the Sweet Dreams collection.

It is a privilege to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  Please know that I welcome your questions and/or comments.  You are always welcome to use my Contact button in the left side-bar near to top area of this blog to email a message.

My Stampin’ Up! store is available right here for shopping or exploring!  Remember to check out the Clearance Rack while you’re there!

Thank you so much for your visit!

Inky ((((hugs)))),


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Apr 26 2015

Mixed & Crisp Thank You!

Welcome to this brand new week, stampy friends!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers inspiration challenge, IC490.  Inspiration was taken from a pinterest board that features stamps … but the pins are of ‘postage’ stamps.  I actually found a slight few that I have in my studio!  Since I do not have Disney-themed rubber stamps in the stampin’ zone … I had to go with florals.  Thus, I chose a retiring floral set that I’m definitely going to miss … Mixed Bunch.

Coloring just wasn’t of interest to me this day, so I opted for a stamp set that would ‘do the coloring’ for me.  To create some depth & contrast, the first layer of my dimensional blossom was stamped with Calypso Coral.  It’s a wonderful companion to the retiring Crisp Cantaloupe.  Alas, the coordinating Blossom Punch is retiring as well.  Since all petals are the same, it’s a super-easy punch to line up correctly every time.   The center of the blossom was stamped with Crushed Curry and punched with the 7/8″ Scalloped Punch.  The same flower-center stamp was stamped several times on the card base … I love it when images from a stamp set nicely double as backgrounding!

Every die on this card is retiring!  The On Film framelits are on the list, as well as the Bitty Banners framelits that so perfectly coordinate with the retiring Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  I just might have to keep those, as the small size can be “juuuuust right” at times!

If you have favorite designer series papers … scoop them up now, as they are retiring.  My leaves are from Confetti Celebration dsp and the framed dsp is from the Sweet Dreams collection.

Special Reminder:  the Stampin’ Up! Retirement sale includes savings of up to 50% off!

Thank you for using the April Hostess Code7J6PRFCM

at my SU Store.

It’s a true pleasure to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

I hope you’ve found something to inspire your own creativity during your visit here today.  Thanks bunches for stopping by!

Inky (((hugs))),


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Apr 25 2015

Clearance = 80% Off! No Kidding!

Published by under Stampin' Up! News

Love an 80% off sale??
I ask you …. Are we stampers /scrapbookers / paper crafters?
Then checking the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack needs to jump onto your “list”!

I bring to you a smidgen of samples:

8″ x 8″ Seasonal Stripes ring-style album
Was $11.95 Now $5.99
All is Calm Designer Series 12″ x 12″ papers
Was $12.95 Now $5.19
(Used during my 2014 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack gathering!)
On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Was $7.95 Now $4.79
(Used during my 2014 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack gathering!)
 Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies
Was $32.95 Now $19.79 
 Jewish Celebrations Clear-mount stamp set
Was $18.95 Now $11.39

You’ll find a lot more Christmas items along with other seasonal items when you check out the Clearance Rack for yourself.  And remember that our annual Retiring Sale is continuing through June 2!  Some items there have already sold out, so it’s a great idea to see if any of your Wish List items are there.  Stamp sets will be replenished through May, but other products are ‘until sold out’.

Happy Browsing!
Inky (((hugs))),


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Apr 21 2015

Almost Time for Goodbyes!

Published by under Stampin' Up! News

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April 21-June 2, 2015 (or while supplies last)

April Hostess Code:  7J6PRFCM  


Here it is!  The time has come for us to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  But before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to get your favorites before they’re gone!
**Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories – accessories are only while supplies last). 


Very Cool FactThe official SU retiring list will be updated daily.  This means that the list will be updated daily to reflect items that have sold out and are no longer available for purchase. 


Take a look!  Have you been interested in digital scrapbook pages, personalized digital home decor, and of course, digital card making?  Check it out!  Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ‘My Digital Studio‘ software and products are included in the retirement savings at 30 percent reduction! 

**Please use this Hostess Code on your April orders:  7J6PRFCM
I have a special card for everyone who adds this code to their orders during April!


And so, stampy-scrappy friends, the sale has begun.  As always, please contact me with any questions.  It’s my true pleasure to assist you!



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Jan 22 2015

My Fishy Valentine!

I have a heart-shaped ‘fishbowl’ to share with you today!

I couldn’t keep this idea on hold any longer.   Does that ever happen to you?  After several days of ignoring the fishbowl thought, it finally had to get expressed in paper & inks … and window sheets.

To create the heart “frame”, I laid 2 heart dies on Calypso Coral cardstock and rolled all through the Big Shot.  Then the colored image and window sheet were each cut separately, using the larger heart die from the ‘frame’.  Dry adhesives work best with Window Sheets, and in this case I recommend Snail or Fast Fuse.  Just be careful not to place the adhesive within the area that is visible from the front view.

 Little Rhinestone Jewels were colored with one of  the Bermuda Bay Blendabilities before using them as sparsely placed bubbles.  The fishies were colored with a variety of Blendabilities for colorful fun.  And that cute paper that seems to be “splashy”?   It’s from the charming Birthday Bash 12″x12″ collection found in the Occasions catalog.  Perfect colors to cheer up this gray Winter weather!


Remember!  During Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration, each $50 in product earns a free item of your choice! There’s no limit on the free goodies, so it’s a perfect time to finish your color collection in inks or cardstocks or to add on always-fun new stamps.  Please let me know how I can be of help to you as your demonstrator.  I’m always just an email away!

Inky {{{hugs}}},



Products I used:
STAMPS: Hey, Valentine (Occasions 2015)
INKS: Bermuda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPERS: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White; dsp = Birthday Bash (137783 – Occasions)
ACCESSORIES: Hearts Collection Framelits (125599), Blendabilities, Window Sheets, Rhinestone Jewels
SAB items: Best Year Ever Ribbon #138974 (from Sale-A-Brations brochure)
BLENDABILITIES: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz

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