JULY NEWS

1. Order PROJECT LIFE supplies now.

2. PAPER PUMPKIN can now be prepaid for gifts AND counts toward hostess totals.

3. Use HOSTESS CODE GQV7HB3A when you place your order and you will be entered to WIN $30 FREE PRODUCT.

4. JULY SPECIAL - buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get 1 pack FREE.

5. AUGUST SPECIAL will be a BIG SHOT Special! It involves the Big Shot, specific dies and matching stamp sets. Stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, June 30

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND - THANKFUL FOR OUR COUNTRY

I LOVE ALL THE PATRIOTIC DECORATIONS EVERYWHERE THIS WEEKEND.  WE ARE SO BLESSED TO BE LIVING IN THIS SPECIAL COUNTRY WITH SO MANY WONDERFUL FREEDOMS. 

I CREATED A CUTE STAR SHAPED BUD VASE HOLDER (SAW THE IDEA ON A BLOG LAST WEEK AND DIDN'T WRITE DOWN WHOSE IT WAS.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE THE ONE WHOSE BLOG HAD THIS SO I CAN GIVE THE PROPER CREDIT)

I CHANGED IT A BIT BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE DECORATIVE PAPER IN STARS OR STRIPES.  I USED SMALL RED STRIPES OF CARD STOCK, AND A SMALL STAR STAMP IN PACIFIC POINT FOR THE STARS AT THE TOP.  WHAT DO YOU THINK??
YOU CAN SEE THE PATRIOTIC CARD I ALSO MADE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PHOTO.

I CRIMPED SOME BLUE AND RED CARD STOCK AND CUT IT VERY THIN FOR THE LOOK OF SPARKLERS COMING OUT OF THE TOP.  I AM GOING TO GET SOME RED, WHITE AND BLUE FLOWERS TOMORROW TO HAVE THEM FOR THIS WEEKEND CELEBRATION. STAMP SET: land of the free single stamp
CARD STOCK AND INK: pacific point, real red, whisper white, (and daffodil delight for the tag)
OTHER:  very slim bud vase from Dollar Store

UNTIL NEXT TIME, INKY FINGERS Y'ALL.


Sunday, June 26

FUN TIME AT THE NEW CATTY OPEN HOUSE

We had a fun time stamping and also drooling over the things we want from the NEW CATALOG that goes live this week on July 1st!!  We laughed so much--especially at Dee who kept dropping the caps to the markers!  Her long nails made it hard for her to put the caps back on and they would pop out of her hands and fly across the room.

WE MISSED YOU!! What happened that you couldn't make it??  Well, I hope you can make it to my next class - a FLIP-FLOP album class.  What is that?  It is a 6 x 6 album you create out of cardstock and the sides flip open and then flop over to show several pages.  It is then decorated with the DSP pack of your choice and stamped and embellished on the cover - all in one class!!  Then you can take your time to lovingly enter your photos into your album and add embellishments of your choice and journal those special memories.  What a wonderful gift this would make for anyone in your life.  I have made mine a grandchild album and am almost finished with all my photos and journaling, embellishments, etc.

The deadline to sign up for this class is July 3rd.  Then  I will order your paper and ribbon for the closing and will get the card stock all cut and scored and ready for you at the class on July 12th.  What could be better than THAT!!  Well, I will tell you what - this class is FREEEEE.  Yep, it is.  All you need to do is order the DSP and ribbon from me and pay for that and I will do all the rest.  Then you arrive fresh and ready to get down to the fun of creating this cute album.  In case you forgot what it looks like I am including some photos below of it. 





Tell next time, inky fingers y'all.

Wednesday, June 22

OPEN HOUSE FOR ALL MY LOCAL CUSTOMERS

I AM HAVING A FUN OPEN HOUSE AND NEW CATALOG PARTY FOR ALL MY LOCAL CUSTOMERS.  I HAVE MADE 3 FUN MAKE AND TAKES FOR THEM TO DO.


 I CHOSE THIS PATRIOTIC CARD IN HONOR OF INDEPENDENCE DAY COMING UP.  I USED THE STAR DIE FOR MY BIG SHOT, BRIGHTS BRADS, THE RIBBON PUNCH AND LACED UP CHERRY COBBLER STRIPED BAKERS TWINE THROUGH THE HOLES.  INSIDE WE WILL STAMP THE FLAG A LA CART STAMP FROM THE SUMMER MINI.  NAVY, REAL RED AND DAFFODIL DELIGHT ARE THE CARD STOCK WITH SOME RETIRED BLUE FOR THE DIE CUT STARS.

THIS CARD IDEA ABOVE WAS TAKEN FROM THE ONLINE DEMO SITE FOR OUR STAMPIN DEMONSTRATORS MONTHLY MAGAZINE.  I CHANGED THE STAMP I USED TO THE NEW HOSTESS SET SIMPLY SOFT WHICH IS A 2-STEP STAMP ( I LOVE 2-STEP STAMPS), AS WELL AS THE FIVE NEW IN COLORS BEING INTRODUCED IN THIS NEW CATALOG.  I USED MY DOTTED SCALLOP PUNCH TO MAKE THOSE LAYERS ON THE RIGHT.  I USED EARLY ESPRESSO AND ONE PART OF MY STITCHING WHEEL WHICH I CUT APART TO MAKE INTO SEPARATE STAMPS.  THIS IS THE STITCHING ALL AROUND THE CARD EDGE.  LOOKS PRETTY REAL I THINK.  THEN I USED A CLEARANCE RACK CRUMB CAKE CORDOROY BUTTON WITH ESPRESSO STRIPED BAKERS TWINE TIED ON THE BUTTON.  I AM LETTING THEM CHOOSE THE SENTIMENT THEY WANT INSIDE THEIR CARD.


MADE A CUTE BOOKMARK WITH ALL FIVE OF THE NEW IN COLORS.  CALYPSO CORAL, WISTERIA WONDER, LUCKY LIMEADE, ISLAND INDIGO AND POOL PARTY.  USED THE  BUNDLE OF FLOWERS FROM THE LOAD OF FUN STAMP SET, AND THEN HAND LETTERED THE NAMES OF THE NEW COLORS WITH THE NEW MARKERS.  SPONGED THE EDGES WITH LUCKY LIMEADE AND STAPLED A BIT OF RIBBON AT THE TOP.  ON THE BACK IS ALL MY WEBSITE AND TELEPHONE INFO SO THEY CAN CONTACT ME WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING.

I HAVE LOTS OF SAMPLES FOR THEM TO LOOK AT AND A WISHLIST FOR THEM TO FILL OUT AS THEY STUDY THE SUPPLES AND STAMP SETS I HAVE AVAILABLE AND AS THEY POUR OVER THE NEW CATALOG.  MY WISH LIST IS VERY VERY LONG!!

PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT TO TELL ME HOW YOU LIKE MY CARDS/MAKE AND TAKES.  I REALLY ENJOY HEARING FROM YOU.

INKY FINGERS Y'ALL.

Sunday, June 19

CREATING WITH FABRIC

I LOVE paper.  I also LOVE fabric.  I am working on a quilt for my grand daughter, Miranda, to take with her to college in the fall.  Her favorite color is purple and her high school colors were purple and white, so I am making the quilt in hues of purple.
First step:  I cut out 6 1/2 inch squares of all my fabric choices.

Step Two:  put right sices together and draw a line down the middle.  Then sew down 1/4" away from the line on both sides and cut apart.  This makes triangle squares.

Another example of the triangle squares.


Step Three:  Put the triangle squares together in the pattern you choose.  I chose a pinwheel pattern.  Pin and sew together.



Then put the rows together and sew those together.  Make sure your points are sharp and meet exactly with each addition.  This is where I still am - putting all the squares together so I can complete the rows.

I will post the quilt top once it is completed.

If you remember my posting back a few weeks ago, I made her graduation card to look similar to this quilt.  Here it is again:

I keep getting this shadow on all my photos, but I don't know what it is.  I moved my fingers, my head, my hand, etc. but the shadow is still there.  IF YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN DO TO NOT HAVE THE SHADOW, PLEASE leave me a comment so my photos can look better.  H-E-L-P please!!

Inky fingers, y'all.  and Happy Father's Day to all husbands and fathers.


Monday, June 13

SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP THIS PAST WEEKEND




HEY Y'ALL
I HAD A SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP THIS PAST WEEKEND AND WE HAD 12 ATTENDEES.  IT WAS SO FUN AND EVERYONE HAD A BLAST.

I HAD CREATED 4 DIFFERENT PAGES FOR THEM FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE.  I USED  THE SIMPLY SCRAPPIN' KIT CALLED PRIMARY COLORS.  HERE ARE THE PAGES I CREATED FOR THEM.  THEY ARE 6 X 6 INCH PAGES:





THE COLORS OF THE PAGES ARE REAL RED, BLISS BLUE, MORE MUSTARD AND WILD WASABI.  THE PHOTOS WILL GO SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE WITH A CS FRAMING THAT WILL MATCH.  HERE THEY ARE UP CLOSE SO YOU CAN SEE THE DETAIL:

WE TORE THE DSP DOUBLE SIDED PAPER INCLUDED IN THE KIT TO ADD AFTER WE STAMPED THE BACKGROUND FLOWERS WITH BLISS BLUE.  ONE OF THE SELF ADHESIVE LABELS WAS ALSO STAMPED WITH BLISS BLUE LARGER FLOWERS TO COORDINATE.  THE THREE DOTS ARE FROM THE KIT AND ONE HAS A BRIGHTS BRAD IN THE MIDDLE.


THE REAL RED PAGE WAS STAMPED WITH THE LARGE BACKGROUND MEDALLION STAMP WITH PACIFIC POINT INK.  A MORE MUSTARD FLOWER BRAD WAS ADDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MEDALLION STAMP. MORE TORN DSP IN TWO PATTERNS FINISH THIS PAGE.


THIS MORE MUSTARD PAGE IS MY FAVORITE PAGE AND A LITTLE MORE TIME INTENSIVE.  FIRST WE STAMPED WITH SUNNY FUN ACROSS A 6" PIECE OF CONFETTI WHITE CARD STOCK.  THEN WITH AN AQUA MARKER AND THE INKS WE WATER COLORED THE PICTURE OF THESE LITTLE CUTIES IN THEIR TUBES IN THE WATER.  SO CUTE. RANDOM BACKGROUND STAMP SAYS "FUN IN THE SUN" FROM THE SAME SET, THEN SELF ADHESIVE CIRCLES TO LOOK LIKE BUBBLES IN THE WATER, AND PHOTO CORNERS FROM THE KIT.


THIS GREEN PAGE IS THE LAST ONE AND THE MOST STAMPED.  WE STAMPED OLD OLIVE AND WILD WASABI LEAVES ON THE 6" CONFETTI WHITE STRIP, AND THEN THE HYDRANGEA FLOWER ON THE ENTIRE BACKGROUND OF THE PAGE.  THEN MORE MUSTARD INK SMALL BUTTERFLIES HERE AND THERE.  WE EMPHASIZED AREAS OF THE FLOWER WITH AN OLD OLIVE MARKER TO MAKE THEM STAND OUT.  WE SPONGED THE EDGES OF THE WHITE STRIP WITH WILD WASABI AND THE GREEN PAGE WITH MORE MUSTARD.  A SMALL BRAD ON TOP OF THE POLKA DOT FROM THE KIT COMPLETES THE PAGE

ALL PAGES HAVE COLORS EITHER IN INK OR THE DSP TO COORDINATE WITH ADDITIONAL PAGES.  THAT MAKES IT ALL FLOW AND COORDINATE SO WELL - THESE DESIGNER PAPERS FROM STAMPIN UP ALL COORDINATE AND ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.

I HAVE MORE PAPER AND CARD STOCK LEFT FROM THIS SIMPLY SCRAPPIN' KIT AND WILL FINISH MY SCRAPBOOK WITH THEM.

HAPPY SCRAPPING AND STAMPING TO Y'ALL.


Wednesday, June 8

PAPER BAG ALBUM

I made a paperbag scrapbook album from those tall thin paper bags that the grocery store gives out for wine bottles.  I put them all together every other one facing to the right with the opening.  Then I sewed them together with a small zigzag stitch down the middle.  After I then folded them, I used my crop-a-dile to make two holes and threaded my ribbon through and tied a bow.

Then I used a SU scrapping kit to decorate the pages.
 I would love to know what you think of this cute little book.  I used some of those craft letters made from foam to put MY .....BOOK.  I will provide more letters to the one who wins this at my next workshop so they can complete the title as to what kind of book they want this to be.
This is the front cover with the foam letters.

This is the back cover with the same DSP as the front cover. 

Here are two facing pages using the paper and card stock from the scrap kit. 

Two more pages and a die cut fabric flower. 

You can see one of the pockets for memorabilia in this photo. 

More fun paper and cardstock that coordinates. 

I decorated the right page a little differently with the die cuts from the kit.  This is a pocket page. 

So the colors in the scrapkit are red, garden green, more mustard and bliss blue.

There are several pages of borders, die cuts and decos all ready to stick on your pages included in each scrap kit. If you don't have a Stampin Up Demo, I would love to be yours and help you with your papercrafting such as scrapbooking, card making, etc.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this paperbag scrapbook.  I also have worked on 6 x 6 scrapbook pages
for my workshop this weekend.  I used ink and stamps as well as the sticky die cuts included.  I will post that next.

Inky fingers y'all.  And happy crafting.

Friday, June 3

BLOG CANDY FOR MY BLOG-A-VERSARY THIS MONTH

HEY Y'ALL:  HAPPY HAPPY BLOG-A-VERSARY TO ME THIS MONTH.  ONE YEAR I HAVE BEEN A STAMPIN UP DEMO AND HAVE HAD MY BLOG.  I AM STILL LEARNING HOW TO DO SO MANY THINGS, BUT I AM REALLY ENJOYING THE EXPERIENCE OF BLOGGING AND MEETING PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

AS A WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VISIT MY BLOG (I KNOW THERE ARE MANY WHO VISIT BUT NEVER LEAVE A COMMENT) I HAVE SOME GIFTS FOR YOU.

I HAVE SOME NEW AND GENTLY USED CLEAR STAMP SETS, RIBBON, AND SOME CARDS TO GIVE  AWAY.  HERE IS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO:

1.  LEAVE ME A COMMENT AT THE END OF THIS POST AND TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE ITEM IN ANY OF THE PAST CATALOGS THIS YEAR FROM SU.

2.  BECOME A FOLOWER OF MY BLOG AND TELL ME WHEN YOU LEAVE THE COMMENT

3.  MAKE SURE THERE IS A WAY TO CONTACT YOU FROM YOUR COMMENT.  YOU CAN LIST YOUR BLOG PAGE WHERE YOUR CONTACT INFO IS LOCATED, OR YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN A "CODED" WAY WITH THE WORDS "DOT" AND "AT" SO THAT BLOG MINERS CANNOT GRAB IT FOR JUNK EMAILS.

THAT'S IT.  AT THE END OF THE MONTH I WILL USE RANDOM "DOT" ORG (SEE HOW I DID THAT WITH THE WORD RATHER THAN THE CHARACTER?) TO CHOOSE THE WINNERS.  THE MORE WHO FOLLOW AND LEAVE A COMMENT, THE MORE GIFTS I WILL BE SENDING.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING MY PAGE.  PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, WON'T YOU?

ALSO, FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS, I CAN SEND YOU SOME TUTORIALS BY EMAIL SINCE IT WOULD BE TOO EXPENSIVE TO REGULAR MAIL YOU SOME GIFTS.  YOURS WILL BE SPECIAL TUTORIALS AND INFORMATION I HAVE GLEENED IN MY YEAR AS A SU DEMONSTRATOR.  I WANT EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO GET GIFTS FROM ME!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

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