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Stampin' Ideas: Creative Thoughts for Inspiration

Stampin' Thoughts- ink and inspirations

“Life is all about timing...
the unreachable becomes reachable,
the unavailable become available,
the unattainable... attainable.
Have the patience,wait it out.

It's all about timing.”

Stacey Charter

Wouldn't this make an awesome quote to use on a scrapbook page?  I'm thinking a graduate's page, a tribute to a triumph over struggle, preserving the memory of finding love...

Try this idea on one of your Stampin' Up! pages!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tip- Steppin' Out and Steppin' Up



A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Tip:

These ladies know what they want and how they plan to get it. 

They work for the same group but perform on their own time and their own schedule.

They can stand alone, but know at any time, they can get support from this group of women that are on their team.

The team I describe here are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators...independent business owners yet part of a huge, dynamic team.

You can be part of this team.  Consider this YOUR personal invitation from me to join my team.

The Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Opportunity offers a wonderful,fun way to build your own business, with your own hours, with you as your own boss ,AND be part of a great team!

To learn more about this opportunuty, call or E-mail me!

Stampin' Up! Fun- Webster's Wonder

Webster advertisement courtesy of Wikipedia
Some Stampin' Up! fun today with this day in history...

On April 14, 1928, the first Webster's Dictionary was published.

Each year, a number of new words are added to the dictionary. For example, "webinar" was added in 2008.

As paper crafters, we have our own terms and words that may be unfamiliar to those "on the outside" but part of our every day vocabulary.  Here are a few:

DSP- Designer Series Paper
Layout- Placement of elements on a scrapbook page
Sketch- Design and placement of elements in card making
Window Sheets-  Clear sheets used to create embellishments and card bases in paper crafting
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig-This stamp positioner gives you the ability to place an image exactly where you want it, every time. Allows for fast and precise stamp placement.

Can you just imagine Mr. Webster's thoughts on that last one?!

Read more about Noah Webster on Wikipedia.

Stampin' Up! Fun- Easter Basket


Stampin' Up! fun times with an Easter basket for sweet treats made with the Basket and Blooms Die along with Mr. Big Shot Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper provides the perfect print with both sides featured on this project.  Love the tag and flowers that are included with this die...almost everything provided with just one cut!

Make your own Stampin' Up! Fun Easter Basket with the supplies below:
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Card Stock
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Big Shot, Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL, Oval Punch

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card- Little Leaves Stencil

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Here's a Stampin' Up! Masculine Card that you can create with just a few supplies and achieve a unique look.  The specifics will be in a video tutorial in tomorrow's post but here are a few hints:

Got you curious? :) Tune in tomorrow for the visual and the specifics.

Stampin' Up! Tutorial for this Masculine Card;
tomorrow here at ink and inspirations.

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Ideas: Night and Day

  Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Idea-Night and Day in the Clearance Rack
Sharing a Stampin' Up! masculine card idea that I've posted previously using my favorite product currently on the Clearance Rack in the Online Store...Night and Day Specialty Designer Paper.  It's such versatile collection...take a look...

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Ideas-Nightandday I LOVE this paper for masculine cards and Stampin' Up! is offering it at a clearance rate right now- $4.79!  Also included in this mix are two window sheets that coordinate beautifully.  Offer is good while supplies last...don't delay!

Stampin' Up! Easy Easter Treat


How about an easy Stampin' Up! project today?  These miniature chocolate bars are all dressed up for Easter and go together in a jiffy! Created with the Botanial Gazette Designer Series Paper and the Clearly for You (wood,clear) stamp set, one of these can be ready to go in less than 3 minutes!  Believe it?  Tune in for tomorrow's video and I'll show you how!

Easy + Stampin' Up!...don't miss it!

Stampin' Up Tutorials- April Online Class, Button Suite

Introducing ink and inspirations Class of the Month:

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Online Class

Button Suite

This month, I am pleased to offer a paper crafting and fabric class that will be great as a gift or as a special treat for you!  This suite was especially created with the crafter in mind.

Included are step by step video instructions for:

  • A fabric flower that may used as a hair adornment, pin, or to attach to a card or scrapbook page!
  • Cute favor box that will hold buttons, coins, safety pins, brads, etc.
  • And, a "button" card with a removable element so the recipient can use the buttons on future projects!

All this, PLUS these bonuses:

  • An alternate fabric flower idea that you can create from cutting free-hand circles from fabric!

  • SPECIAL TIPS in the videos to help you adapt the projects for your needs!

This class is FREE through April 30, 2011 with your $30 Online Purcase from the ONLINE STORE. (Release date is April 11th.)

Or, purchase the Button Suite Online Video Class below...

Order securely through PayPal.
International subscribers may also purchase through PayPal.

Cost: $19.95

Stampin' Up! Card Idea-Clearly for You

Stampin up card idea, clearly for you


Here's a card idea for you using Stampin' Up! Clearly for You from the Occasions Mini.  Sprinkled with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz and adorned with Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and Victoria Crochet Trim, this card has a peek-a-boo punched circle to reveal the main image located on the inside of the card.

Stampin Up Card idea, Clearly for You

I love layering stamped images such as those in this set just perfect for Spring creations. See the supply list below for links to this set and other goodies to recreate this Stampin' Up! Card Idea!

Stamps: Clearly for You (wood, clear)
Very Vanilla
Crumb Cake
Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper
Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Crumb Cake
Not Quite Navy
Early Espresso
Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
1 3/4" Circle Punch
2 1/2" Circle Punch
Sweet Stitches Sweet Designer Buttons
Victoria Crochet Trim
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Stampin' Sponges
Mini Glue Dots
crochet thread