Wednesday, September 28
Until next time! Get crafty and get some inky fingers y'all!!
Monday, September 26
I am using them for Thank You cards for my customers so I put a simple "thank you" from Kindness Matters stamp set on the inside. It fits perfectly into the small notecard envelopes.
Hope you enjoyed this card. Won't you leave me a note to tell me what you think of this Clean and Simple and FUN card??
Here's to Inky Fingers y'all!!
Saturday, September 24
We are going to have a blast. Can't wait. I have been cutting out paper all day today to get my kits ready for them to put together.
Good night and here to inky fingers y'all!!
Thursday, September 22
My neighbor, Ashley, is overdue in having her baby. Bless her heart, she is gigantic but just her tummy only. She is thin everywhere else. Looks like a watermelon jutting out from her middle. They decided not to know if it is a boy or girl until it is born. So I made her a welcome baby card in daffodil yellow and certainly celery.
The STOCKING BUILDER PUNCH (#124095) is actually something to use all year round and not just for Christmas. Want to see one way how? See below: (click to get bigger photos)
Hope you liked the card and the unusual way to use the new STOCKING BUILDER PUNCH and the STITCHED STOCKINGS STAMP SET. If you would like to purchase these or any other supplies, just click on my name below to go to my Stampin Up website where you can purchase at your convenience.
Thanks for shopping by. Here's to inky fingers y'all.
Wednesday, September 21
I have to admit I had a bit of trouble following the directions (I always seem to) so I branched out and did my own thing on it. I think it personalizes it to be my very own!!
This is the left side where the bows and flowers are. The striped bow is the 1 1/4 striped ribbon and then it has a pop of "wow" with another ribbon solid red tied as a knot on top of it. I love the detail of the forked ends of the red ribbon. I added a large pearl from our sticky pearls sheet right on top of the knot.
Along the edge of the ribbon there are 3 flowers: one is scallop punches of first edition dsp crumbled and made into a flower, the first one you see is 1" of torn fabric rolled and wrapped into a rose (MY FAV) with a button on top, and the top one is lace gathered on one edge and pulled into a rosette. They are awesome and I love these details.
This is the right side of the box. A very large button (Holiday Mini from the spice cake collection) sits on top of the large striped ribbon. I used cherry cobbler striped baker's twine to tie it and then a pearl in the middle. As you can see, there is glitter all over the box for extra BLING. The polka dotted paper is Letters to Santa dsp and has some dimension to it with glitter on the red dots. Love this paper!! Underneath the wide ribbon is more early edition dsp.
I had so much fun making this kit from SU! FREE is something I LOVE, and I got it free for recruiting during the special promotion. Stampin' Up! is always doing fun promotions for us demonstrators to earn free things like stamps, supplies and special things like this kit. YOU can earn these free things while doing something YOU love too! Contact me and let's talk about how YOU can get big discounts on supplies, as well as earn lots of fun free things.
Thanks for stopping by. Here's to inky fingers y'all!
Friday, September 16
Did you know that the Passion Vine is the host plant for the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly? That is why we planted it because we have a little eco system going on here for the butterflies. An added bonus - the hummingbirds love the flowers!! CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE IT LARGER AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THE WONDERFUL PURPLE AND WHITE BLOOMS.
The other vines in the front left are what is left of my yard long beans. They were so fun all summer. It is just too hot and too dry now for them to do anything, but I left the strings up that they grew on for other vines to climb up.
Happy creating and inky fingers y'all!
Thursday, September 15
I have a cute Christmas card for the Paper Pals Arts Challenge 111 this week. I have been trying to keep abreast of the holidays and did most of my halloween last week, now I am working on my Christmas cards.
This stamps set is so cute and so versatile. It is the GOT TREATS stamp set.(120627). I love LOVE LOVE it. I made this card rather clean and simple so the gingerbread man would stand out as the thing your eye goes to first.
I used last year's dsp called Jolly Holidays. It is cherry cobbler and old olive as the main colors. I used some fine glitter on the buttons of my little man, but used real glimmer brads for the accent up at the top of my card. The ribbon is striped old olive ribbon from the clearance rack. I LOVE this ribbon and got several rolls so I am well stocked before it is all gone.
I also used the scalloped circle punch for the main image second layer, with just the circle punch, sponged on the edges, for my little man.
Isn't he cute? I love gingerbread men/folks/people...what would be the politically correct name these days? ha
Thanks for stopping by. Won't you leave me a comment? I love hearing your thoughts and look forward to seeing what everyone says.
Thanks! Inky fingers y'all!
Tuesday, September 13
I just realized that I never showed a photo of the blog candy after our hop was finished. Here is a photo of what Carrie, the Grand Prize Winner won!! Lots of brads, buttons, flowers, mini brads, button brads, ribbon, and 6 x 6 designer paper pack, as well as one of the stamp sets I used called Funky Four.
Christy, the other winner of the blog candy for visiting won the same items above, without the stamp set.
And just because I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY SO MANY VISITORS AND SUCH WONDERFUL COMMENTS, I also included several different pieces of HODGE PODGE HARDWARE, as well as one of my PROJECT PENNANT FLAGS too!! Because you are WONDERFUL.
Good night and inky fingers y'all!!
Sunday, September 11
The first winner is CHRISTINA W. She wins the packet of designer papers, buttons, brads and ribbons.
Our grand prize winner is CARRIE K. She wins the same as above PLUS a Stampin' Up! stamp set.
Congrats to these ladies and thanks again to EVERYONE who visited my blog and left such wonderful comments.
I had so much fun with our first blog. We are going to do another one in the beginning of October, so don't miss it!!
Inky fingers y'all!!
Friday, September 9
If you do not have a current Stampin Up! Demonstrator, please consider letting ME be your Demonstrator and crafting coach. I can mail you a Holiday Mini Catalog to get you started. OR you can easily order from my website 24 hrs a day by clicking on my signature below.
I used a clear blue plastic cup and filled it with skittles which holds up the straws or the flagpoles. I used the mini pompoms in daffodil delight from an earlier mini catalog to edge the cup. I tied the two stamped tags onto the trim with bakers twine. More mustard card stock is punched with the large tag punch, and the stamped images are punched with the small tag punch. They layer so nicely and make perfect partners to any of your punched items. I really use my punches a LOT, almost on EVERY project. LOVE PUNCHES!
I like how bright and cheery the poppy parade ink and card stock is on this flag and pennant. I used 1/8" ribbon in poppy parade to tie the flag to its pole, and linen thread to tie the pennant. I again made "Cheerleader PomPoms" on the top with crimped pieces of card stock and glued them with Tombow Multipurpose glue. Tombow is very tacky and adheres quickly and strongly. Give it a try.
Hope you have enjoyed our blog hop. We plan on doing this again soon. Keep checking in on my blog to find out the date of our NEXT blog hop, won't you?
I will be announcing the winner of my blog candies in the next few days. Stay tuned - if you didn't leave your email address or blog address, the only way you will know if you won is if you check my blog. GOOD LUCK
HINT: blog candy includes a stack of DSP tied up with a ribbon, some buttons, some brads and for the GRAND PRIZE winner (those who visited and commented EVERY DAY) they will get a stamp set as well as the rest of the prize items!!.
Your next stop is Stephanie Lorenz. Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please email me and I will get back to you.
INKY FINGERS Y'ALL. Y'all come back now, ya hear?
Thursday, September 8
I forgot to mention one more thing - I used the Cherry Cobbler 1/8" ribbon with the white edges and just tied a knot. My card itself is pear pizzazz card stock so it is that color on the inside.
Your next stop is Stephanie Lorenz. If you get lost, we have all the participants posted at the end of each post.
Blog Hop Order:
Jennifer Kay (ME)
Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower to be eligible for the FREE BLOG CANDY I am giving away!!
BLOG CANDY HINT: In addition to the stack of DSP all tied up with a ribbon, I also have some ribbon, some buttons, some brads and... (find out tomorrow)
Inky Fingers y'all!@! SEE YOU TOMORROW
Wednesday, September 7
HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING OUR BLOG HOP. IF YOU HAVE MISSED ANY DAYS OF MY PROJECTS, JUST CLICK ON "OLDER POSTS" AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND YOU CAN SEE ALL MY PREVIOUS PROJECTS.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments you have left me. I sincerely appreciate them and am glad you like my projects.
I am featuring the Pennant Parade Stamp Set as well as the Pennants Builder Punch from Stampin' Up! all week. Today I have a Halloween card and a 3-D fun item.
I used Halloween Fright DSP as a border on both the mini carton and my card. Also used the PENNANT BUILDER PUNCH and stamped from the Wicked Cool Stamp Set the words HAVE A WICKED HALLOWEEN. Cute, huh? I added some strips of the DSP to look like ties on the pennant, as well the flags I put into the mouth of the carton "full of candy". Pixie Sticks hold the the Pennants punched out, as well as crimped card stock foofoo (kind of like Cheer Leader Pompoms) at the top for decoration and it will be a winning treat for someone sweet.
For the card I stamped the spider web and the word SPOOKY from the same Wicked Cool stamp set, layered it with basic black card stock and lucky limeade card stock for the card base. I then used CRYSTAL EFFECTS on the word and it makes it look like it has a plastic bubble on it or a puffy shiney effect. When the Crystal Effects (IBC) dries it is shiney and dimensional. I punched out the spider from the paper and used some old olive retired ribbon on the side.
Tuesday, September 6
Order of our hop:
Dawn Griffith (our fearless leader!!)
Jennifer Kay (ME)
Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower to be eligible for the FREE BLOG CANDY I am giving away!!
Sunday, September 4
We hope you enjoy our fun blog hop. It will be up this whole week - Sept 5th until Sept 9th. Please come back to visit my blog EVERY DAY - I WILL HAVE NEW PROJECTS POSTED FOR YOU EVERY DAY OF THIS HOP FEATURING THE PETITE PENNANTS STAMP SET AND PENNANTS PUNCH..
ALSO, I have blog candy available for you. What is blog candy? It is non-sugar, no calories FUN STUFF THAT IS FREE FOR YOU, OUR VIEWERS. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment at the end of this post. When the hop is finished, I will randomly choose the winners and contact you to tell you what fun prizes you have won. PLEASE VISIT AND LEAVE COMMENTS EVERY DAY SO THAT YOU HAVE MORE CHANCES TO WIN. I EVEN HAVE A GRAND PRIZE FOR THOSE WHO VISIT EVERY DAY AND LEAVE A COMMENT EVERY DAY. How fun is FREE??!! we love free, don't we??!!
On to the hop: My first entry is my BONJOUR card. I felt like I should say HELLO and WELCOME to my blog. What a fun way to say hello with BONJOUR. I ordered the Hello Friend stamp set in French so that I could have it say BONJOUR on my cards. Many of our stamps come in both French and Spanish, as well as in English. Isn't that great!!
I used the wonderful new in-color pool party card stock, the new Spice Cake designer series paper in our HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG for the banners, and crumb cake and soft suede card stock (from the Idea Book & Catalog or IBC) as well. I used my sewing machine to sew the Petite Pennants to the 1/8" very vanilla ribbon (IBC) and two mini gold brads (IBC) to attach the banner. (The pennants are punched out with the Pennant Builder Punch (IBC). The other brown stitching is actually done with my mat pack (IBC) and then a soft suede marker to make it look like the thread.
See how well the designer paper and the card stock go together? Don't you LOVE how all Stampin' Up! items coordinate so well? I SURE DO.
Don't forget to leave a comment at the end of this post to get in the drawing for FREE BLOG CANDY.
You probably arrived here from Cely Havens' blog. Your next stop is Stephanie Lorenz .
Here is the list of hoppers.
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Then you should EMAIL ME and let's add you to my stamping team - "The Fine Lines".