Busy "Honey" and Weekly Deals!

Yesterday, I was such a busy "Honey" (my grandmother name), that I didn't stop long enough to post the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for you!

Much of the day was spent going to appointments and getting all of my Valentine cards ready for the mail.  Then, it hit me that I wanted to make a sweet dress for our grandbaby, Lyla!  I'll share her pic when she's wearing the dress.

So now, without further adieu, I give you the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Weekly-deals-2-9That Blossom Bunch Punch is beautiful paired with the Grateful Bunch set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog!  And, if you love wood mount stamps, take a look at the Butterfly Basics set below!

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 Now that you've seen the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!, click here to shop, while this busy Honey heads to the Post Office to mail a sweet Valentine package!


How to Make an Easy Treat or Card Holder for Valentine's Day 2016

Stampin-up-2016-valentine-bloomin-love-makeover-2-8Today's Makeover Monday project is an easy to make treat or gift card holder for Valentine's Day 2016.

In the spotlight is the Bloomin' Love stamp set and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Punched hearts and a tiny piece of Tea Lace Doily as the focal point above the sentiment.

Let's take a look at the blast to the past video tutorial that was the inspiration for this project.  You may also find it HERE on You Tube.

 inklings:

  • A small cut wedge of a Tea Lace Doily is "gathered" by scrunching together and adhered behind the Sweetheart Punch.
  • Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush adds just the right touch of sparkle to the doily and the sentiment piece.
  • The small banner piece behind the sentiment was die cut with a piece from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for the Valentine's Day Treat or Gift Card Holder...

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Are you making Valentines for your friends and family?  If you are a paper crafter, you definitely should and make their day with a sweet handmade card from your heart. 

Try this easy treat or card holder for Valentine's Day 2016!


It's A List Thing!

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Most of us are drawn to lists, right? 

Top Ten lists, lists of favorites, To Do lists, Wish Lists...the "list" goes on and on!

Well, here's another list that is near and dear to my heart:  the Ink and Inspirations Mailing List.

This list is composed of paper crafters from around the world that allow me to share my love of the craft with them via email. 

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  4. You will periodically receive BONUS video tutorials of special projects exclusively for mailing list subscribers.
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Video Recording of LIVE Periscope Broadcast with a Going Global Masculine Card

Stampin-up-masculine-card-going-global-video-periscopeWhat inspired me to create this Going Global Masculine Card LIVE on Periscope earlier, I do not know! 

And, although, it's pretty raw footage with lots of uh's in my verbage (sorry Y'all!), it was fun being able to interact with those that were watching.  The input given was very helpful with the suggestion for the finishing touch for the card!

If you're not familiar with Periscope, it's a app for iOS and Android phones that enables you to record and/ or watch LIVE video from all over the world.

Anyway, if you're brave ;), take a look at the recording of this creative process below.  You may also find it HERE on You Tube.

 

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 inklings:

  • The Going Global stamp set and Going Places Designer Series Paper are great to have in your crafting supplies for making masculine cards.
  • Card base and layer measuremts: Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Very Vanilla 5 1/4 x 4, designer paper layer5 x 3 3/4.
  • The Banner Triple Punch is constructed to cut 1", 1 1/2", and 2" banners but you can experiment with widths up to the 2" as long as you center the paper to be punched.

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You Mean the World to Me! Masculine Card and Video with Stampin' Up! Going Global

Stampin-up-masculine-card-going-global-videoYou all mean the world to me and you can let your Valentine know that, too, with this masculine card idea and video using the Going Global Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The stamp set and paper combo is absolutely fun and just what you need to make those special cards for him!  This one is sure to go to my hubs but I'm sure he'll get several!  Love to leave cards here and there for him to find!

Let's take a look at the how-to in the video tutorial below or if you need, you can find it HERE on You Tube.

 

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for this card:

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Happy Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil and Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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The Ground Hog has spoken!  Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning thus revealing his prediction of an early spring...hmmm, we'll see!

Another reveal this morning is the new listing of the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!  My favorite...the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!  This is a great deal for one week only!

 

You can see more on these deals HERE!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and you will earn one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for each $50 in product purchase...No Limit! 

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Let's keep our heads up looking for spring with Punxsutawney Phil and the special deals from Stampin' Up!


Makeover Monday- 2016 Valentine Tag with Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs

Stampin-up-valentine-2016-bear-hugs-makeover-2-1-16Welcome to Makeover Monday with the sweetest little Valentine for Honey's Little Sweetness.  That translates to a special Valentine for my grandbaby from her Honey...me!

That's right. I'm Honey and the hubs is Papa so you can imagine our delight when we saw this bundle with stamp set and framelits in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, Bear Hugs.

The inspiration for this tag is from this "blast to the past" video below. Can't see it here?  Watch on my You Tube channel. 

Please keep in mind that most of the products used in the video are retired but you can create the makeover with the products listed below. Simply click the links to shop.

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 inklings:

  • Ornate Tag Topper Punch used instead of Scalloped Tag Topper.
  • Banner strip with Tea Lace Doily piece flipped so that the doily is on top behind bear's head.
  • An "s" was added to the word "love" in the heart with a fine tip black permanent marker so that the tag would say "Honey loves you".
  • Bear and accessories painted with Aqua Painter and stamp pad inks.
  • Tag was mounted on a 4 x 6 piece of Whisper White card stock to slip into the baby's Project Life by Stampin' Up! memory keeping album.

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Stampin-up-2016-valentine-bear-hugsCan't wait to slip this into her Project Life by Stampin' Up! album with her Valentine pictures!

Do you have a little one in your life?   Create a sweet treasure and Valentine 2016 keepsake using the Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs Bundle.


Quick Video for Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Party Wishes

Stampin-up-birthday-card-party-wishes-1Today, I have another birthday card using the Party Wishes Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

I love this suite of products and if you haven't seen the previous card be sure to check it out HERE!

Let's take a look at this quick video for the how-to or you can watch it on You Tube HERE.

 

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Stampin-up-birthday-card-party-wishes-2Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed this birthday card and video tutorial with the Party Wishes Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

 


Make a Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Party Wishes Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-party-wishes-birthday-card-1-27Let's party today with this new birthday set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog!  Pair this Party Wishes stamp set and coordinating punch pack with the super 12 x 12 coordinating designer paper stack, It's My Party, along with some other coordinating embellishments and you'll be ready for any birthday cards that you need to create this year!

It was a lot of fun creating with these different layers including a strip of vellum from a 6 x 6 stack you can only get through Sale-A-Bration!  The Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum Stack (24, 6 x 6 sheets) is available for FREE with your $50 in product purchase!

Stampin-up-party-wishes-birthday-card-ideaLet's take a look at the video tutorial for how-to.  If you prefer, you may find it HERE on You Tube.

inklings:

  • Base is 5 1 /2 x 8 1/2.
  • Designer paper cuts: 4 x 5 1/4 and 4 x 4
  • Angled card stock cut: 3 x 4 1/4 and scrap for stamping and punching candle.
  • Card stock for stamped images: 3 x 3 and scrap for stamping and punching.
  • Vellum: 1 1/2 x 3

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Hope you enjoyed today's birthday card project and video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Party Wishes stamp set from the Occasions Catalog!  See you again soon!


"Bear-y" Special Weeky Deals from Stampin' Up!

These cute little bear shapes are on sale this as part of the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!  Already have the Bear Hugs stamp set?  Then now is the perfect time to add these coordinating framelits to your collection!

Need the set and the framelits?  You can enjoy even bigger savings by purchasing the Bear Hugs stamp set and coordinating framelits together as a bundle and get 15% off!  See the bundle HERE in wood mount and HERE in clear mount!

It's a fun set for the young and young at heart!  You can see my latest project which was made with this bundle HERE.

Bear-hugs-clear-140823Let's take a look at the rest of the super deals this week!

 

 

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Makeover Monday- 2016 Valentine with Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs

Stampin-up-bear-hugs-valentine-makeoverWelcome to a new edition of Makeover Monday with this 2016 Valentine Treat featuring the cutest set ever, Bear Hugs, from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

My goal each Monday is to take a previously recorded project and video tutorial and create a makeover with current Stampin' Up! products.  I have to say that I absolutely love taking on this challenge and turning a blast from the past into something fresh and new!

I do have to admit that on this week's project, those claws on this cute little bear look a little scary after seeing The Revanant with Leonardo Di Caprio this past weekend.  If you've seen it, you know what I mean!

This set is adorable, claws and all, and it will see plenty of ink in this craft room.  My grandmother name is "Honey" and the Hubs is "Papa"!

Let's take a look at the original product idea below.  If you prefer, you may find it HERE on You Tube.

 

 inklings:

  • Base is cut 8 1/2 x 3 and scored at 1 1/2 and 5 1/2.  Cut slits for ribbon in each fold.
  • DSP front on makeover is cut 3 x 3.
  • Ribbon approx. 15 - 18 inches.
  • Flower bunch stamp colored with markers before stamping then used blender pen to spread the color a bit.
  • Stamp the bear on the back of the card stock after cutting.

Here's the supply list for the makeover. 
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  Stampin-up-bear-hugs-valentine-1-25-16Thanks for checking in for today's Makeover Monday featuring Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs for this 2016 Valentine treat!


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This project peek is one that was shared with the Ink and Inspirations Stars team this week.  The Stars have a private team blog with ideas and videos for projects and card ideas.

Want to know more about becoming part of our team and the Stampin' Up! family?

We would love to have you stampin' with the Stars! I am honored to be the leader of this group;  a community of fun and enthusiastic group of paper crafters from across the U.S. 

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Stampin' Up! Shine On 2016 Valentine Box

Stampin-up-2016-Valentine-boxHere's a 2016 Valentine Box that will hold the mini cards made with the Shine On Specialty Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!  This is an open top box that's easy to make and a fun way to present those 3 x 3 mini cards as a gift!

The video tutorial is below or you can catch it HERE on You Tube.

Here's the supply list for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop!

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Stampin-up-2016-valentine-box-video-tutorialI've heard from several of you that say you'll use this as a gift idea or treat box. 
How do YOU plan to use this 2016 Valentine Box?


Wink of Stella Tip and Technique on a Stampin' Up! Card

Stampin-up-wink-of-stella-tip-video-tutorialHere's winking at you with an easy and fun technique for your handmade cards with the new Wink of Stella product in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Last week, we made this Going Global card with a watercolor technique. To add a bit of sparkle, let's take a look at the video tutorial below or you can find it HERE on You Tube.

 

I'm telling you...this is really fun and adds a beautiful, random sparkle!

 

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You know you want it! Find Clear Wink of Stella and Gold Wink of Stella to use on your handmade cards in the Stampin' Up! Online Store! Click the quick links above!


A New Favorite in the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

The new group of the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! was announced this morning and I was so excited to see this NEW product from the Occasions Catalog ON SALE this week!

This was a favorite of both my hubs and me when we went to Stampin' Up! OnStage in Dallas this past November.  Talk about a birthday bonanza! With an entire section of the Occasions Catalog dedicated to birthdays, this is just one of the must haves!  Really...everyone needs birthday cards! And, just look at the bunch of stamped and punched balloons in the sample above...super cute!

Here are the other products that made the list this week.  Just click the links for more information or to shop! 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for checking in to see the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! with this favorite of ours, the adorable Party Punch Pack!


Makeover Monday- 2016 Mini Valentine Cards with Stampin' Up! Shine On Specialty Paper

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Today's makeover is a 2016 version of 3 x 3 inch Valentine cards created with the Shine On Specialty Designer Paper from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Mini Valentines are perfect for tucking in a lunch sack, sharing with friends, or for leaving here and there as nice surprise to make someone's day. 

The silver accents give these an updated and trendy flair so I extended the look from the specialty paper with silver embossing and Metallic Foil Doilies.

See the original version below or find it HERE on You Tube.

 

inklings:

  • The heat embossing and doily take the place of the ribbon for this updated mini Valentine.
  • Card stock for base is cut at 3 x 6 inches.  The square accent layer is cut 2 x 2 inches.
  • Sentiment omitted from the card front so that these little cards may be suitable for any recipient.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's makeover.  Simply click the links to shop!  See your choices of FREE Sale-A-Bration product with each $50 in product purchase HERE.

 

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Stampin-up-2016-mini-valentinesLater this week, we'll make a little box to hold these cute mini Valentines!  Hope you're inspired to create some of these 3 x 3 mini cards for your 2016 Valentine greetings!

 


Stampin' Up! Going Global and Watercolor Technique for Handmade Cards

Today's share is a video tutorial on a super easy watercolor background for handmade cards using the new Going Global set from Stampin' Up!

The artsy look of this technique really adds a beautiful look and it's so special...no two will ever look the same!

Let's take a look at the how-to for the video tutorial below or you can find it here on You Tube!

 

inklings:

  • Play with color when trying this technique!  Try yellow and orange hues for a completely different look.
  • Speed up drying process with your Heat Tool.  If the watercolor paper "warps" a bit, turn it over to heat the backside then gently straighten or place beneath a heavy book.
  • This background technique works for any set.  Try embossing a beautiful sentiment to use as your card front.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in this project!

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 Give this technique a try and see just how much fun it is to create beautiful watercolor backgrounds for your handmade cards!


Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Weekly-deals-1-12Love these new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!  Look at that heart border punch just in time for Valentine's Day!  Not only does it create a beautiful border, it also gives you lots of tiny hearts to use on projects!

The Something to Say stamp set is also on sale!  This is a cute set with just the right words for many occasions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's take a closer look at this group of fun supplies!  Click on the links for more details!

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Makeover Monday- 2016 Valentine Card with Going Global

Stampin-up-going-global-masculine-cardWhile it's still Monday in my time zone, let's sneak in this Makeover with a 2016 masculine Valentine card using the fabulous new Going Global set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

I was on the road most of the day, traveling to spend a few days with our daughter and grandbaby, Lyla Rose.  The house is quiet and still so I'm taking a few minutes to share this card that I made last week.

When this set first came into my sight, we were attending the Stampin' Up! OnStage gathering for demonstrators and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.  While it lends itself toward the masculine side, it is so versatile, you'll want to use it again and again!

The inspiration for this card was from this blast to the past video.  Take a look at it below or find it HERE on You Tube.

inklings:

  • For the makeover, designer paper was used for both the top and bottom of the card front.
  • The sentiment was stamped and punched from coordinating card stock.
  • Ribbon and button embellishment make this card more "mail friendly."

Stampin-up-masculine-valentineSupply list for this card listed below:

 

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Stampin-up-going-global-masculine-card-makeover-videoThanks for checking in for the late edition of a Makeover Monday Valentine card with Going Global from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog!


Got Photos? Join the Club!

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Got photos in boxes...on your computer...on your phone?

Join the club!

Years ago, I was a traditional scrapbooker and loved to preserve memories with photos and memorabilia but one layout/page took hours to complete. {insert frustrated look here}

When Stampin' Up! joined forces with Becky Higgins a couple of years ago, a quick, easy and affordable method of memory keeping was introduced to me and as a demonstrator, I was curious and decided to give it a try.

Oh my goodness...what a dream!  I wanted to share it with everyone. 

If you have photos that need attention, this method is for you.  No crafting skills needed.

Here are some ladies that meet monthly to work on their albums.  All three had boxes/tubs of photos.  They are preserving memories that will be treasured for years!

Melinda-memory-keepingMelinda began her memory keeping  journey one year ago.  She compiled childhood albums for her adult son and daughter and presented as Christmas gifts this past year.  It was such a feeling of accomplishment for her and her children loved this special project of love.  I am so proud of her! This month, she began an album of her life and memories.  Way to go, Melinda!

Hazel-memory-keepingHazel is a long time dear friend and my hair dresser.  She is compiling an album of her memories with her photos as well as old family photos and those of her grandchildren. The beauty of this system...no rules.  Get your photos in albums and preserve the memory. She slips the photos into pockets and documents the dates and memory on journaling cards.  Love her passion for her photos and the memories she holds dear.

Debra-memory-keepingDebra is Hazel's daughter and has two adult sons.  She was overwhelmed with all the photos she had in boxes and frames.  My advice was to get those photos in a book.  Got lots of 8 x 10's of your children?  So do we!  Use the 12 x 12 page protectors from Stampin' Up! to insert into your albums! Debra has accomplished so much and, her sons love looking through the albums!

These are just three of many of have discovered the joy and satisfaction of this memory keeping system.  If you'd like more information, please take a few minutes to watch these videos with my introduction this easy, quick, and affordable way of documenting your life. 

Want to give it a try?  Take a look here or e-mail me and I'll help you with what you need to get started!

Join the club and get your photos organized!