APRIL NEWS

1. ALCOHOL MARKERS FOR COLORING AND SHADING COMING THIS QUARTER

2. JOIN MY STAMPIN' UP! TEAM FOR ONLY $99 and GET A TOTALLY CUSTOMIZED KIT WORTH $125 PLUS FREE REGISTRATION FOR CONVENTION THIS YEAR IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH IN JULY.

3. Retirement list out April 21st. Get your favorite things WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and before they are all gone.

Wednesday, June 27

SPICE CAKE - YUMMY

WHERE DID LAST WEEK GO?  I AM SO VERY SORRY I LEFT YOU HANGING WITH MY 3D FLOWER AND DID NOT SHOW YOU THE CARD I PUT IT ON.  I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER OR NOT, BUT I AM A PART TIME HALLMARK CARDS RETAIL MERCHANDISER FOR AREA GROCERY STORES.  THIS MEANS AROUND ANY HOLIDAY, I AM EXTREMELY BUSY BOTH BEFORE THE HOLIDAY, THEN ALSO AFTERWARDS GETTING DOWN THE HOLIDAY AND PUTTING UP SOMETHING NEW.

WELL LAST WEEK JUST WORE ME COMPLETELY OUT.  I AM TRYING TO RECOOP THIS WEEK AND SLOWLY IT IS COMING BACK TO NORMAL AGAIN.

HERE IS THE 3D FLOWER I SHOWED YOU LAST WEEKEND.  I MADE IT FROM THE PACKING PAPER THAT COMES IN THE BOX OF GOODIES FROM STAMPING UP. IT IS USED INSTEAD OF STYROFOAM PEANUTS.  I CUT OUT SEVERAL LAYERS FROM THE FANCY FLOWERS DIE AND MY BIG SHOT.  THEN I SCRUNCHED, SPONGED, MANIPULATED AND VOILA...A FLOWER:


I LOVE THE SHABBY LOOK IT HAS.  THE MIDDLE IS A CLEARANCE RACK CORDUROY CRUMB CAKE BUTTON BRAD, AND I SPONGED THAT ALSO.  HECK, I SPONGED ANYTHING THAT WAS HOLDING STILL IN FRONT OF ME!!


HERE IS THE CARD.  WHAT DO YOU THINK?  I LOVE THE COLOR COMBOS IN THE SPICE CAKE DSP SO THIS WORKED PERFECTLY FOR ME.  I STARTED WITH A CARD BASE OF CRUMB CAKE AND A LAYER OF BAJA BREEZE.


I PUNCHED A SCALLOP BORDER ON SOME EARLY ESPRESSO CARD STOCK AND PUT IT BEHIND A PIECE OF THE SPICE CAKE DSP.  YUMMY.  OH YEAH, I SPONGED WITH EARLY ESPRESSO BOTH THE CARD BASE AND THE BLUE LAYER.


I STAMPED A SIMPLE THANK YOU IN ESPRESSO ON CRUMB CAKE AND PUNCHED IT OUT WITH THE DECORATIVE LABEL PUNCH.  I LAYERED ESPRESSO PUNCHED OUT BEHIND AND TO THE LEFT OF IT AS WELL, TO LOOK LIKE A SHADOW.


I LOVE HOW THE EARLY ESPRESSO "SHADOW" PUNCH BEHIND THE SENTIMENT LOOKS, DON'T YOU?  IT TIES IN BEAUTIFULLY WITH THE SCALLOP BORDER PUNCH ON THE LEFT OF THE CARD AS WELL.


THIS IS WITHOUT MY FLASH TO HELP SEE ALL THE SPONGING, ETC. ON THE FLOWER.

I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS CARD I DESIGNED.  WON'T YOU TAKE JUST A QUICK MOMENT AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT PLEASE?

HERE IS THE COMPLETED CARD AGAIN.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY.  IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DEMONSTRATOR, I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR CARD CRAFTING AND SUPPLY NEEDS
.

GET SOME INKY FINGERS TODAY Y'ALL!!

Sunday, June 24

LET ME EAT CAKE!!!


HAVE YOUR CAKE AND MORE WHEN YOU JOIN NOW


RECRUITING SPECIAL: $50 BONUS WHEN YOU JOIN IN JUNE.


Stampin Up Recruiting promotion

Details: During June, new demonstrators not only get to choose the products for their fully customizable Starter Kit, they’ll also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD! That’s up to $48 in additional FREE products!

Page
Item
Description
Retail Value
44
126740
Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)*
$14.95
44
126742
Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)*
$11.95
165
126916
Patio Party Designer Series Paper
$10.95
199
127215
Patio Party Digital Collection DVD
$22.95
*Choose wood- or clear-mount; clear-mount set does not include clear blocks


YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE.  WHY NOT JOIN MY TEAM NOW??!!


Monday, June 18

FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS

I LOVE FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN, I LOVE FLOWERS ON MY CARDS.

I USED MY BIG SHOT AND THE FANCY FLOWER DIE TO MAKE A FUN FLOWER FOR A CARD I AM CREATING.  I USED THE BROWN PACKING PAPER THAT COMES AS STUFFING IN MY SU BOXES WITH MY ORDERS.  I JUST WANTED THAT CRAFT PAPER LOOK FOR THIS FLOWER.



 THE DIE HAS 3 DIFFERENT SIZE AND SHAPE OF FLOWERS, PLUS SOME CIRCLES.  I DID NOT CUT OUT THE CIRCLES ,JUST THE 3 FLOWER SHAPES.

 WELLLLL, IN MY CAMERA LENS YOU COULD SEE THE BLADES OF THE DIE TO SEE ALL THE SHAPES, BUT NOT ONCE I TOOK THE PHOTO.  SORRY.  JUST LOOK AT THE COMPLETED FLOWER AND ADMIRE IT, WOULD YOU?


I USED SOFT SUEDE AND A SPONGE AND INKED AROUND THE CRUMBLED UP FLOWERS, THEN UN-CRUMBLED THEM AND LAYERED THEM TOGETHER.  I USED A CRUMB CAKE CORDOROY BRAD FOR THE MIDDLE AND INKED THAT ALSO.

WHEN I FINISH MY CARD I WILL SHOW YOU  IN A NEW POST.

INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Wednesday, June 13

PRODUCT SUITES IN THE NEW CATALOG

I AM L-O-V-I-N-G HOW THE CATALOG IS DIVIDED INTO PRODUCT SUITES.  IT IS SO FUN TO SEE THE STAMPS, ACCESSORIES, PAPERS, INKS AND OTHER TOOLS (LIKE EMBOSSING FOLDERS, ETC.) THAT ALL COORDINATE - AND THEY ARE ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRODUCT SUITES ONLINE.

PRODUCT SUITES ARE:

BE OF GOOD CHEER (A CHRISTMAS SUITE)
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
FLORAL DISTRICT
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR
PATIO PARTY
STORY TIME
SUMMER SMOOCHES
WORLD SPECTACULAR

YOU SIMPLY MUST CLICK ABOVE FOR THESE PRODUCT SUITES TO SEE ALL THE WONDERFUL ITEMS THAT COORDINATE TOGETHER.

THIS MAKES IT EASIER AND EASIER TO MAKE PROFESSIONAL, COORDINATING ITEMS OF YOUR OWN DESIGN.  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??  GO SEE WHAT FUN THINGS YOU NEED RIGHT NOW!!  

I WOULD love TO KNOW WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUITE AND WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT IN THE NEW CATALOG.  WON'T YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW AND TELL ME PLEASE?

AS ALWAYS, HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE WITH INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Sunday, June 10

THANK YOU CARDLETS AND FRIDAY MASHUP

HERE ARE SOME VIEWS OF THE CUTE LITTLE 'CARDLETS' I MADE FOR MY CUSTOMERS AS THANK YOU CARDS FOR THEIR MAY ORDERS.

 I USED A CUTE LITTLE SIZE FOR MY CARDLETS.  THEY ARE  5 3/8" X 4 1/4" FOLDED IN HALF.  THE  CARD STOCK IS NATURALS IVORY AS THE BASE.

 EACH OF THE QUINT-ESSENTIAL STAMPED FLOWERS WERE STAMPED WITH ONE OF THE NEW IN-COLORS.  THE LAYERS CAN BE PUNCHED WITH THE FOLLOWING PUNCHES:

2 3/8" SCALLOP PUNCH
1 3/4" SCALLOP PUNCH
1" CIRCLE PUNCH
3/4" CIRCLE PUNCH
1/2" CIRCLE PUNCH

 I THEN LAYERED DIFFERENT COLORS IN DIFFERENT ORDER AND HAD SOME FUN WITH CREATING THESE 3-D FLOWERS, ALL POPPED UP ON DIMENSIONALS.  SEE THE MIDDLE OF THIS ONE?  I USED THE ITTY BITTY SHAPES PUNCH PACK TO CREATE A DIMENSIONAL EYE OF THE FLOWER BEFORE I PUT THE RHINESTONE.

THE SPONGED INK BEHIND THE FLOWER AND AROUND THE EDGE OF THE CARD IS GUMBALL GREEN.  THE LEAF IS ACTUALLY THE WING FROM THE BIRD PUNCH, ALSO IN GUMBALL GREEN.


A LOVELY BUNCH OF FLOWERS, DON'T YOU THINK?  I PUT SOME PEARLS AND SOME BLACK RHINESTONES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOWERS.

DID YOU GET ANY NEW THINGS FROM THE CATALOG YET?  CLICK BELOW AND YOU CAN SHOP NOW TO GET THIS CUTE QUINT-ESSENTIAL FLOWER STAMP (126790) $8.95 OR ANY OF THE PUNCHES THAT GO WITH THE LAYERS OF THIS FLOWER.  I WOULD SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS.

Saturday, June 9

OPEN HOUSE CARDS AND FUN

I TOTALLY FORGOT TO POST THE CARDS WE MADE DURING MY CATALOG PARTY AND OPEN HOUSE LAST WEEK.  FIRST WE MADE A BOOKMARK WITH ALL THE NEW IN-COLORS.  I TRY TO DO THAT EVERY YEAR SO THAT THEY CAN SEE THE YUMMY COLORS AND IT HELPS THEM REMEMBER THE NAMES OF THE NEW IN-COLORS.

THEY GLUED PUNCHED CIRCLES OF EACH COLOR OF CARDSTOCK, THEN USED THE NEW IN COLOR MARKERS TO WRITE THE NAME OF EACH COLOR ON THE BOOKMARK.

THE TAB PUNCH IN EARLY ESPRESSO AT THE TOP WITH A HOLE PUNCHED IN THE MIDDLE TO LET THE NEW GUMBALL GREEN RIBBON BE TIED THERE COMPLETE THE BOOKMARK.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE DID TWO DIFFERENT ITEMS WITH NO STAMPING!!  IT JUST WORKED OUT THAT WAY!!  WE USED SOME DESIGNER SERIES PAPER AND FOLDED A MAN'S SHIRT AND TIE FOR OUR CARD.  THE LADIES LOVED THIS IDEA AND A FEW MADE SEVERAL OF THESE CARDS BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAD SOMEONE TO MAIL THEM TO!!  IT WOULD SAY THIS CERTAINLY POINTS TO SUCCESS!!



ALTHOUGH THE PHOTO MAKES THIS CARD LOOK LIKE AN ODD SHAPE, IT IS ACTUALLY A 5 1/2 BY 4 1/4 SIDE.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED SEEING OUR PROJECTS WE MADE AT MY OPEN HOUSE AND CATALOG PARTY.  WE HAD SOME YUMMY TREATS AND THEN THEY SHOPPED AT THE RETIRED STAMP GARAGE SALE AS WELL.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Thursday, June 7

WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER...

I FORGOT TO POST WHO WON MY BLOG CANDY FOR OUR GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP,  SO SORRY I DIDN'T POST IT FOR EVERYONE.  IT WAS MUM-OF-4 WHO WON:
"I LOVE the flip flop card! So cute. Your father's day card is great too! Thanks for sharing."


THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR VISITING OUR BLOGS DURING OUR HOP.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING ANOTHER HOP AFTER CONVENTION.

IN THE MEANTIME, STOP BY AND SEE WHAT WE POST FOR YOU AS WE CONTINUE TO CREATE AND HAVE FUN!!

HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Tuesday, June 5

Father's Day Card

This could be used for Father's Day or any occasion you need a masculine card.  I LOVE these easel cards.  Each one looks so different but still delights me every time I make one.
 Here it is all folded up right from the envelope.  I used some fun nautical dsp with my sailboat stamp.

 Here is the card fully opened.  It can sit on his desk so he can see it anytime he wants to.

I had to use the striped bakers twine for the masculine bow.  And it is hard to see, but I popped up the billowing sail on some dimensionals for a windy effect.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 1

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND MORE WHEN YOU JOIN NOW


Recruiting special: $50 bonus when you JOIN IN JUNE.


Stampin Up Recruiting promotion

Details: During June, new demonstrators not only get to choose the products for their fully customizable Starter Kit, they’ll also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD! That’s up to $48 in additional FREE products!

Page
Item
Description
Retail Value
44
126740
Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)*
$14.95
44
126742
Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)*
$11.95
165
126916
Patio Party Designer Series Paper
$10.95
199
127215
Patio Party Digital Collection DVD
$22.95
*Choose wood- or clear-mount; clear-mount set does not include clear blocks


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