Thursday, May 17, 2018

Get Ink'd #7 Watercolor roses

Hey Y'all!
I wanted to share a card made with one of the brand new 2018 Annual Catalog stamp sets. As a demonstrator, we got the chance to pre order 17 of the new sets!! You can get them now too by joining my team. For $99 you get to pick $125 in product including the pre order for the new catalog AND you get to see the new catalog before June 1! It's a great time to join.

When Anna Claire was about 2 years old, she had this ADORABLE outfit from Gap kids that was pink with dark pink sweetheart roses. I have always loved that pattern and recently found sheets for my bed too. So when I saw this set I knew EXACTLY what my first stamped card would be. Pink on pink sweetheart roses!

Another thing that is totally inspiring me right now is watercolors. Y'all years and years ago, when dinosaurs walked the planet I was an art major. Watercolor and mixed media were my art forms. It's been years since I painted anything, but I LOVE how water reacts to paper. Stampin' Up! has a great watercolor paper. It's on page 194 in the bottom right corner of the 2017 Annual Catalog. You get 5 sheets for $5. I have a tutorial coming on some of my favorite ways to use watercolor paper!

The background is Whisper White paper that I cut apart and layered on to a Powder Pink card base. I also die cut a "swirl" in Old Olive paper from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits set. I used the biggest swirl. This is another item I seem to reach for over an over... my Big Shot and thinlits dies.

I added Wink of Stella over the watercolor roses and sequins for a sparkle! This was a really fun card to make. I hope you are inspired to create something today!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Get Ink'd #6: For the Graduate

Hey y'all!!

Where has the month of May gone! On the 24th my oldest graduates from high school and man oh man is she excited. Me.. not so much. I'll be ok ;) Today's card is inspired by her graduation.

As a Stampin' Up! independent demonstrator, I had the opportunity to purchase some of the items that will be released with new Annual Catalog on June 1. Today's card uses one of the new hostess sets called Hand Delivered. I am in LOVE with this set!! Look at all the cuteness...for real this is a must have kind of set.

So here is the first card I made using this set. Yes I said first hehehe... there will be more!

This was super fun to make because of the coloring. I love to color. It's calming. I used the Stampin' Write Markers but honestly you could use the new Stampin' Blends. One of the reasons to use the Stampin' Blends is that you will not get the "lines" like you see on the skirt.  

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Paper Pumpkin... oh my!!!

Hey y'all!!

I've gotta ask... do you LOVE monthly boxes? You know, monthly clothing boxes, monthly make up boxes, monthly jewelry boxes, and they even have one for dogs now! I've really never been a monthly subscription box person. I just haven't. I like to pick my things, touch them, feel them... make sure I have projects in mind. Yeah no I'm not big on surprises. My husband swears that I am the worst person to buy presents for because I am so picky! But that all changed when I got my first Paper Pumpkin box.

I bet that surprised you right? The queen of don't surprise me, loves Paper Pumpkin boxes that are a surprise every month. Well I do. Wanna know why?

  • Each month is like a personal challege to create something that might not be my style.
  • Exclusive Stamp set that you can't get anywhere else (what can I say... I like exclusive)
  • At least 1 Stampin' Spot ink pad per box (um hello free ink- and this size is PERFECT for traveling to classes or crops or for use with the Stamparatus)
  • I got a free D size block when I first signed up. 
  • You can make the project shown (there is a video tutorial if you want to stamp along) or you can do your own thing!
  • TONS of product. Ok not literal tons but in a kit that is centered around cards you get enough supplies to make at least 8 cards, AND at least half of the year will be card kits! (January 2018 kit contained product for 16 cards! September 2017 kit made 8 cards AND 9 pillow boxes)
  • Flexibility! Skip a month or cancel anytime. 
  • Access to past kits! For real... as a subscriber you can buy either full kits or "refills" (no ink or stamps in a refill) 
  • And the BEST reason of all.... June 2018 kit is going to coordinate with one of the BRAND NEW stamp sets!! 

 Order yours today!

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Get Ink'd #5 Share what you love (Gotta have it all)

Hey Y'all!
This was the suite that I purchased. I decided that it was truly the best value of any of the bundles. I love the mission statement stamp. Here are 4 cards that I made using the new DSP and the new Lovely Floral 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The Gotta Have it All Bundle is made up of: 

Stamp Sets:

  • Love What you do Stamp Set
  • Make a Difference Stamp Set
  • Statement of My Heart Single Stamp (Free with purchase),


  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Share What you Love Cardstock
  • Pearlized Doilies
  • Share What you Love DSP

Ink and Embellishments:

  • Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon
  • Share What you love Artisan Pearls
  • Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Very Vanilla (Free with purchase)
  • Share What you Love Embellishment Kit (Free with purchase). 

 Card Details:

  1. Start with Very Vanilla Card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") and emboss the Lovely Floral embossing folder. Tip: spray a little water on to cardstock to help loosen the fibers and get a better impression.
  2. Use sticky notes to mask off the embossed image. Leaving about 2" of card exposed at the bottom.
  3. Take the small leaf from the Love What you Do stamp set and stamp in Old Olive. Make sure you stamp over the sticky note with some images. 
  4. Add sentiment. I used "I'm Lucky to have a friend like you" one. 

  1. Start with Very Vanilla card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"). 
  2. Cut a 5 1/2" x 3" strip of DSP. I loved the page with what looks like watercolored images. The back of this paper is the Rich Razzleberry strip. You will need a 1/2" of a coordinating paper (mine is the Rich Razzleberry Stripe). 
  3. Cut a rectangle of Very Vanilla Cardstock 2" x 3". Layer it on top of a 4"x 3 1/2" rectangle of Old Olive. Tear the edge of the Old Olive paper. 
  4. Stamp and color one of the flower images. 
  5. Add one of the mini paper clips from the Share What You Love embellishment kit. 
  6. Stamp a sentiment. This one uses a cool technique that looks like ombre. Ink up your stamp and stamp it off. Then ink up half of the image again. The top part of the image is second generation and the bottom is full strength first generation stamping. 

  1. Start with a card base made from Mint Macaron (11"x 4 1/4"). This is a top folding card. 
  2. Cut a piece of Share What you Love DSP to 5 1/4 x 4". In a coordinating DSP cut a 1/2" strip. Layer these on to the card base.
  3. Cut a 2"x 3" rectangle of Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp one of the flower images in Grapefruit Grove and the sentiment in Basic Black ink.
  4. Layer on to a rectangle of Rich Razzleberry cardstock (2 1/2" x 3 1/2"). Use Stampin' Dementials to pop up the sentiment. 

  1. Start with a card base of Rich Razzleberry cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/4". Score at 1 1/4" from the left side. This is going to fold over the DSP.
  2. Cut a rectangle of DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". 
  3. Fold over the 1 1/4" flap and adhere to the DSP. 
  4. Cut out 2 ovals with the layering thinlets and the Big Shot. The smaller over is Very Vanilla and the larger oval is Mint Macaron. 
  5. Stamp the Statement of the Heart in Grapefruit Grove ink. 
  6. Layer on to card over one of the pearlite doilies. 
  7. Add a rose embellishment.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Get Ink'd #4: Share what you love (A Little More, Please)

Hey Y'all!
Today I'm sharing a few things that I made using the items in the A Little More, Please suite. This suite kicks things up by including embellishments,colored card stock, and the alphabet set call  "Make a Difference".  This set excites me because of the ability personalization options. Y'all this set also meets Stampin' Up! angel police that allows you to sell your hand stamped cards and items.

This first card uses Make a Difference for the sentiment. I have fallen in love with the simplicity of this card. The Very Vanilla cardstock was embossed with the Layered leaves embossing folder.  Then stamp one of the images down a 2 inch strip of Very Vanilla cardstock. To get the color on the edge, simply slide the paper edge over the top of your stamp pad. You don't have to press down hard at all. I added the words thank you in Basic Black.

The next card is simple up has a little pizzaz. The large flower image is stamped on to 1.5 inch squares. The bottom square is popped up with Stampin' Dimentionals and has some twine wrapped around it. You could use any small sentiment or stamp one with the letters from Make a Difference. The fun of this card is actuallly the Old Olive images on the left. I used a post it note to block off part of the card. I stamped first and second generation images (remember that's fancy words for stamped before re inking to get a lighter image) to create what looks like a Designer Paper.

Y'all I am not a girly girl and doilies... oh my, so not my thing. But the doilies that come with this suite aren't frilly or old fashioned. They are pearlized and have more of a stained glass feel.  They grew on me! LOL! Actually they sat on my table saying... Use me. I'm fun. (What your craft supplies don't speak???) I needed a little something with this card. The Rich Razzleberry cardstock is stamped with Versamark ink. I stamped the images closer together at the bottom and spread them out more at the top. I stamped the large flower image on Very Vanilla paper and used the Stampin' Write markers to fill them in (you could have used the Stampin' Blends markers if you were lucky enough to get them during Sell-a-bration.) Then I added the velvet ribbon (lushish yall!!) and it STILL needed something. So I started playing with the doilies. I like the feel that they added.

I realize I shouldn't have favorites. I mean it just isn't fair to all the other cards I made but y'all!!! This card is just all that and some! Let's talk about making this card. I knew I wanted to show 4 cards with this set but I was stuck at 3. AND I really hadn't used much from the embelishment box. So I dumped everything out on my work area. I picked up this and I picked up that and then I wondered if the large tag was big enough for the large flower image. So I stamped it. IF you as my pre school students they will tell you my favorite color is pink. And that is truth. I love pink but I wanted to something with the Grapefruit Grove color and honestly the cardstock wasn't doing much talking to me. So I watercolored the flowers and stamped the word beautiful. Added a little knot of the velvet ribbon and some Stampin' Dimentionals and BAM!

There you have it. My take on the A little More, Please suite. For a set that I wasn't sure I would love, I am really having fun creating with it! The next Get Ink'd will focus on cards made with the Gotta Have it all Suite. And there will be a 3D Get Ink'd using this set as well. I told you I warmed up to the set and actually have enjoyed stamping with these images.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Get Ink'd #3 Share what you love (Just Getting Started Ideas)

Hey y'all!
On Saturday I got a BIG OL' BOX of stamping goodies!!! As a demonstrator, I am able to pre-order one "suite" and it arrived. Ok so a suite is really just a kit of goodies based on a stamp set that Stampin' Up! releases early to demonstrators. This year it's the Share what you love stamp set.

Let me be COMPLETELY honest here, I didn't love this set when I first saw it. I was kind of sad this was the set that was picked. There are SO many awesome sets in the new catalog that I thought would have made a wonderful "suite". Then I started thinking about how the "suite" packages were presented to demonstrator and y'all!!! I totallly changed my mind. Each of the suites are designed with different stampers/ crafters/ folks in mind. The first level is called "Just Getting Started". This will be the suite we focus on. I have listed the individual products below because the suite isn't available until May 1, and if you happen upon this post after May 31 then the suite will no longer be available.

Today I am sharing some cards using just the materials in the Just getting started set. The first card I am going to share is my version of the amazing Susan Wong's card. This card was probably the card that made me excited about this early release suite. This card was made using Grapefruit Grove and Old Olive ink. I also used Momento or Basic Black in for the message.

This next card I LOVE and y'all it's just one card and INK! Yep... this one I wanted to keep super simple. I love to design cards with lots of detail but sometimes ya' just need a go to super quick great looking card. 

To make this card you will need Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake ink and Very Vanilla cardstock or cards and envelopes. The large background image from the Love what you do set was inked in Crumb Cake and stamped off once to create a lighter version of Crumb Cake (this is called Second generation stamping). The large flower is also created using a second generation stamping technique. I started with the image in the middle stamped in Rich Razzleberry, without re- inking the stamp I stamped it again at the top of my image. Then I re-inked and stamped off on scratch paper, and stamped the lower image. Last I added my message in Rich Razzleberry. 

Y'all I have a serous love affair with polka dots (don't tell my husband ok?) This next card is my version of a polka dot card made with Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black ink.

 So there are two little "blobs" in this set that could be used to make polka dots with. I went with the smaller of the two. Using first and second generation stamped images (that's big fancy for inked then stamped and stamped a second time without re- inking) I made the background. I used a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I cut smaller than my card to stamp on. Then I popped this up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

So tell me, do you love this set yet? Be honest, remember I was. It's ok to not be there yet. Since there are 3, yep 3 different Share what you Love suites, I am going to share with you 2 more days of Get Ink'd using just those products. I can't wait for you to see what I came up with!!

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Limited-Time Bundles: Share What You Love Suite

I am so excited to share this video with you. The next several Get ink'd posts are going to match the "suite" or bundles that will be available starting May 1.  Watch this and tell me which bundle are you most excited about!

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