Stampin' Up! Summer Time Fun- DIY Summer Smooches Treat

Stampin up summer smooches bright blossoms party favor demonstrator blog

The lazy days of summer are upon us and so are hot and sunny days here in Southeast Texas.  So today, I am sharing an easy to create Stampin' Up! refreshing treat using Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper(125409) and the Bright Blossoms stamp set (wood-125495, clear-125497) that are available in the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

It's so important to be hydrated during this season so this "dressed up" water bottle and sports drink mix are the perfect combo to have for any occasion!

I'm thinking...

  1. Sports team party favors

  2. Drill team/marching band treats

  3. Swimming parties

  4. Beach parties

  5. Fourth of July red, white, and blue, of course!

  6. Outdoor reception wedding favors

  7. New neighbor welcome gift...four or so in a basket tied withsome Stampin' Up! ribbon!

  8. End of school year party favors

  9. Graduation party treats

  10. And, so on...I'm sure you have ideas of your own!

If you can think of other ways to use this refreshing Stampin' Up!  treat, leave a comment here and share with us!

Stampin up demonstrator blog bright blossoms summer treat

In the meantime, I'll work on a Stampin' Up! video tutorial with the "how-to" for next week.  Stay cool and have a great day!

Stampin' Up! Box #2 and I {Heart} Hearts

Stampin up box #2 big shot I heart hearts

In just a little over a week, many of our favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets will be gone for good!  I {Heart} Hearts (wood, clear) and this little Box #2 die cut are on the retiring lists so I wanted to share this cute little package that can hold treats or a little gift.  Box #2 Bigz XL Die is only available while supplies last!

Check back tomorrow for a mini Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial on this box!  I want to show you how EASY it is to put together!  Think of this for party favors, wedding favors...

Other supplies used are listed here. 
Just click the underlined links above or below for direct access to the ONLINE STORE!

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink
Sticky Strip

Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (Available June 1, 2012 in NEW catalog!)


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OR call me at 409-719-2853.

See you tomorrow for another one of my Stampin' Up! Video Tutorials!

Stampin' Up! Flower Power

Stampin up flower power punches big shot
Stampin' Up! Flower Power fun was had by all the participants in my recent flower making class!  We used Stampin' Up! punches and the Big Shot to create these pretty blooms.

Flowers made of card stock are popping up everywhere!  I've even seen beautiful DIY bridal bouquets and wedding flowers made from paper. What a great way to add your own special touch to a beautiful occasion. 

And, can't you just picture these made up with holiday colors to decorate a tree or as part of a centerpiece?  Really, the possibilities are endless!

I'll be offering this class again in mid-June.  If you live in the SE Texas/Beaumont area and would like to participate, keep watch for details here on the blog and on my Facebook business page.

Enjoy your day and have fun crafting!  Make something beautiful and share the love!
And, let me know if you'd like a FREE new Stampin' Up! catalog...e-mail me and I'll tell you how you can get one from ink and inspirations!

Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique Spring Decorative Banner

Attic boutique stampin up spring banner
Using Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique Designer Paper and Side Notes for my spring-time decorative banner was an easy choice! Love the combination of these colors and the Side Notes made for quick and easy accents with the pleated medallions.
If you have not yet ordered these beautiful Attic Boutique goodies, be sure you do so before April 30th...the final date of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog! 
And on that note, here are a few dates for you to jot down:

-Sunday, April 15, 2012
: Retiring Stampin' Up! Stamp Set List Released
-Wednesday, April 25, 2012: Retiring Stampin' Up! Accessories List Released (These are first come, first served! Items on this list may run out the first day!)
-Monday, April 30, 2012: Last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog
-Thursday, May 31, 2012:  Last day to order from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog (One month earlier than listed on the catalog!)
Stampin up attic boutique spring banner demonstrator

You can create beautiful banners with your paper crafting supplies for any and every occasion!  For step by step online videos, visit my ONLINE BANNER CLASS page for details.
Shop Now for the Stampin' Up! Attic Boutique Collection Available HERE in the Online Store.

Sneak Peek! Stampin' Up! Petite Purse

Petite purse sneak peek everyday enchantment diy wedding favorsWent to the midnight showing of The Hunger Games last night and I'm a little sleep deprived but I had to share this oh-so -cute sneak peek of the Petite Purse (Bigz Die) that will be available during April 2012. 

I used the Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper and Whisper White on these.  These go together in no time and would be perfect for girls of all ages as party favors/shower favors!  Love it!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek...until then, Happy Hunger Games! ;)

Springtime Favor - Stampin' Up! Treat Cone Tutorial

Attic boutique treat cone diy wedding favorThis little treat cone can best be described as easy plus fun paper craft!  I borrowed the idea from a fellow demonstrator and added my own touch. 
Perfect for Easter Treats or as a DIY Wedding Favor, I hope you'll give it a try after you watch the video.  Let me know what you think and if you enjoy it, please Pin It, Tweet about it, or Like it using the buttons below!
Thanks for visiting ink and inspirations!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial Springtime Treat Cone

My Top 5 for 2011 with Stampin' Up! - ink and inspirations

Before the second month of new year begins, I wanted to take one last look back at 2011.  As I perused the projects of the last year here at ink and inspirations, I decided to pick out my top 5 favorite posts and list them here for no particular order:

  • Love the vintage look so it was hard to pick just one but HERE is one of my favorites.
  • My favorite home decor items to create are banners and HERE is a patriotic one.
  • HERE is a fun gift item...a bookmark created with a beautiful Beveled Windowpane.
  • Lots of videos posted but THIS ONE gives a great tip on an fun way to use a certain punch!
  • I really have enjoyed sharing through my online classes, Mainly Manly Cards, and Inkspiration Classroom both which debuted this year.

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane!  Did you have a special favorite in 2011?  Looking forward to sharing more Stampin' Up! projects, tutorials, and classes in my 6th year as a demonstrator!


Stampin' Up! Project Idea- Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing you a Happy 4th and sharing this Stampin' Up! party favor idea that I'll have for our festivities!  Created with retired Stampin' Up! card stock, designer paper, and ribbon and the ever so awesome Petal Cone Bigz Die and the Big Shot!  Fun stars were added from the Extreme Elements stamp set and Whisper White Craft Ink. Filled with red and white peppermints; I am hoping these are a hit!

Fourth of July Petal Cones I have some great ideas for this Petal Cone Die for other holidays so be sure to get yours so you can create along with me!  Lots of fun Stampin' Up! projects in the weeks and months ahead!  (This die would be great for wedding favors, too...lots of possibilities!)  Stay Tuned!

Stampin' Up! Gift Idea- For the Bride to Give or Receive!

Stampin' Up! Gift Idea-Tile Coasters

This is such an easy bridal gift idea using the Stampin' Up! Medallion background stamp...I just had to share a little written tutorial with you!

I purchased a box of Tumbled Marble Tile from Lowe's, 4" x 4".  I washed the tiles by wiping with a wet towel and let these dry completely.

I applied Jet Black Stazon Ink to the Medallion and stamped on each tile.  Notice that there is just a partial image and each tile varies a bit with how I stamped.

I waited a few minutes and sprayed each tile with a matte Clear Acrylic Sealer. 

All I need now are some felt pieces on the bottom as furniture protection and these are good to go!

If you need supplies for this Stampin' Up! gift idea, you can purchase the Medallion
and Jet Black Stazon Ink
in the Online Store.



Stampin' Up! Designer Paper: Night and Day Banner

Stampin up designer paper Nightanddaycardsbanner Stampin' Up! Designer Paper, Night and Day, is available in the Clearance Rack for a great price!   I {heart} this paper and was sure to stock up.  It is great for masculine cards and has a beautiful elegance to it!  Originally a holiday release for Halloween, I have found this paper to be SO versatile.

Here I have created a CARDS Banner to display at a presentation for a special group of public educators at a local library today!  I think this would be elegant for a black and white themed wedding, as well.  Brides...E-mail me if you're interested!

Stampin' Up! Designer Paper, Night and Day...get yours while still available in the Clearance Rack...only $4.79 here in the Online Store!

Stampin' Up! DIY Bridal- Love Banner

Stampin' Up! DIY Wedding Idea- Love Banner
My Stampin' Up! DIY Bridal Love Banner was displayed recently at the Southeast Texas Wedding Preview in Beaumont.  Becky Bowser of B & B Solutions created this lovely display and used the banner to compliment her bride and groom table and beautiful fresh floral arrangements.

Learn to create your own banner for your event!  With step by step instructions in my online Banner Suite Class, you can create beautiful banners for any occasion!

Stampin' Up! DIY Bridal Love Banner details HERE!

As a BONUS, you will receive a 3 part Stampin' Up! Tutorial to create a beautiful favor using the Stampin' Up! Beveled Windowpanes!

Cost for the Banner Suite Online Class
with the BONUS tutorials:


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DIY Wedding Ideas- Cards Banner


DIY Wedding Ideas are helpful when planning the big event!  I know the excitement of planning that big day and how good it feels to be able to create something to add to the uniqueness of your or your loved one's wedding.
Wouldn't this be perfect to adorn your basket, birdcage, or vessel, etc. for your cards from well-wishers?  The vintage look is carried out with the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper. Buttons, Stampin' Glitter, and Rose Red and Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon complete the look.
If you'd like to create your own, be sure to check out my Party Suite Online Class for this month. This class features step by step video tutorials and addtional tips.  And, for a beautiful coordinating banner for your table, check out the Special Banner Class HERE.

  diy wedding ideas- Love Banner

...Two, beautiful DIY wedding ideas to help you add that special touch to your wedding day.