Saturday, May 12, 2012


Wow, has it been a week since I posted?  I am a bookkeeper at a high school and this is a busy time of year for me.  We had Prom last weekend, senior awards and all of our budgets have to be spent so I am in the process of collapsing my budget lines.  Exams will begin in the next few weeks and graduation is the 29th.  It seems like wer were just beginning this school year! 

My grandaughter lives in another city but I would like to share a picture of her all dressed up and ready for prom.

Here is a head shot of Catelynn in her dress.  
Doesn't that color look marvalous on  her?!

 Here she is with some friends.

Enough bragging,  let's get to today's post.  Here is a cascading card that I made at NC demos regional meeting.

I loved this card because it folds flat so you can mail it and you can individualize it for any occasion.  I used flowers and butterflies, I was enjoying the spring weather and love the bright colors.  You could use the cupcake builder and attach cupcakes and pennants for a birthday or fussy cut the tools from the Totaly Tool stamp and make a masculine card.  I have a hard time with ideas for masculine cards so am planning to have a Dads and Dudes class using masculine ideas. 

May special buy 6 packs of paper from me and get the 7th free

C -19 and counting... Only 19 days until the new catalog release.  Buy your favorites before they are gone for good by clicking on my shop now button.

To view the retiring lists click here.  Don't forget I am giving double credits for all purchases during the month of May,  You can get your rewards card from my side bar.    

Visit the clearance rack by clicking here

Want to get your stampin supplies at a discount?  Join the Stampin' Up! family and get a discount and earn rewards for only $99.00.  Make it your kit your way by selecting the kit contents and it will be shipped to you FREE! 

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky huggz until next time

Sunday, May 6, 2012


 Hello Stampin' friends,

Today's card is one I made with the new Suummer Smooches Line of DSP and a tutorial by Julie.  Thanks Julie.  I made this card for a swap I am in today and wanted to share it with you.  You get to peek before the swappers.  tee hee.  To make this card you will need:
  • DSP of choice with matching card stock and ink.
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Simply Scored
  • Anywhere Glue Stick ( the glue stick will give you better coverage)
  • Paper Cutter
  • Blossom Punch
  • Mixed Bunch stamp set
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Dimensionals
Here are some quick directions, if you have any questions please contact me.
  1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4" x 12"
  2. Score at 2", 4", 8", & 10"
  3. Do not make a crease in the paper but fold loosely in half so the ends are even.
  4.  Slide your paper into the Blossom punch with the middle of the top petal of the punch on the crease line ( the bottom of the punch with the locking mechanism should be in your hand)  It will be a little hard, I have a blood blister so be careful, punch through both identical pieces of card stock at the same time.  This should give you two exact punches on each side of the paper.  When you fold each side back you will have a complete flower when closed.  Kewl ! 
  5. Cut 2 pieces of  DSP 4" x 2" and glue it to your card on each side from the edge to the first score line.  I suggested using the glue stick so you can cover all the the punched pieces.  That way your paper won't lift.  Part of your flower will be covered.  Don't worry the next step will take care of that.
  6. Using your Blossom Punch open each side, line up your flower punch and punch again to remove your DSP
  7. Stamp the flower from the Mixed Bunch stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock with a coordinating color of ink and punch out.  
  8. Stamp the center with an ink color of your choice and punch with the 1" Circle Punch
  9. Using Dimensionals attach the center to the flower and the stamped flower in the middle of your punched flower.  There you are.  it may stick when you first open it but should be fine after that.
Stamp the greeting of choice on your card or on a piece of Whisper White card stock mounted on a colored piece of card stock punched with a coordinating punch. 

The demonstrator kit is now only $99 and you can have your kit your way by choosing the items you would like to have.  There are many kinds of demonstrators:

Hobbyists- people that love to stamp and paper craft and want to save money on their purchases. 

Part time Demonstrators - Usually have a full time job, love Stampin' Up!, love to interact with people and love to share their craft with others while making some extra money and saving on their purchases.

Seasonal Demonstrators-  Love to Stamp but hold classes during Holidays and special occasions.

Full time Demonstrators-  Have a thriving business.  Sharing Stampin' Up! and paper crafting is their full time job.  You can make your own hours and set goals to suit your lifestyle.  Need some time off, not a problem you set your schedule and work as much as you like.

Many of us have changed from hobbyists to working our business for profit and vice versa.  

REMEMBER there is no contract or further obligation once you purchase your kit.  

 C 25 and counting only 25 more days until the new catalog release.  If your favorite items are leaving you can still order them by clicking on my shop now button.  To view the retired lists click here.  Items are selling out daily, be sure you make your purchase while your favorites are still available.

To visit the clearance rack click here

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great week,

Friday, May 4, 2012


I have 2 specials for the month of May. 
  •  Buy 6 packs of paper and get the 7th free.  
  • Any order made with me will earn double credits, this month only.  
Don't have a reward card?  Here is one for you today.  For every $25.00 purchase you get a card punch, host a workshop and you get a punch; when you get 12 punches I will reward you with any stamp from the catalog.  

 Good news about some of your favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Mini catalog! The following stamp sets that you thought were gone forever are still available for purchase.  I was sooo happy to see the Tea Shoppe and Bordering on Romance on this list. 

 Stamp Set Name
 Item Number
 Baby Prints    
 Love & Laughter
 Bordering on Romance
 Apothecary Art
 Mixed Bunch
 Tea Shoppe
 Loving Thoughts    
 Salon de thé
 Etiquetas florales
 Art floral

These are in addition to the carryover list, which you can view here.

Beginning this month I will also have a question and answer.  This month is about customized envelopes.
NOTE:  Any Simply Scored and Diagonal Score Pad purchase will include a chart for making 29 different sizes of envelopes.  It is so chic to have your envelopes from DSP that matches your card.  Contact me today and I will show you how to make them.


Q: Recently I saw a cute card with a small, patterned paper envelope on the front. How do you make those?

Paper Envelope Sample

A: Envelopes in a variety of sizes have become all the rage since the Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool was introduced recently. The Diagonal Plate makes creating envelopes a breeze – no more templates to trace and cut by hand! Hooray! Plus, envelopes are a great way to show off our beautiful double-sided Designer Series Paper without feeling guilty that we are covering up one of the patterns! While the Diagonal Plate comes with instructions and measurements to make four popular envelope sizes, one of my favorites is the small envelope for love notes!

Here’s how you can make the 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” envelopes to hold 3” x 3” love notes:

Envelope Pattern
Step 1: Cut a 5” x 5” piece of Designer Series Paper or card stock. Place the Diagonal Plate on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Place the paper on the Diagonal Plate. Score the first side at 2-1/4”. Rotate the paper 1/4 turn or 90 degrees. Score at 2-1/4” again. Repeat until all four sides are scored.

Step 2: Fold and crease all four score lines. Use a Bone Folder for crisp folds. Use Paper Snips or Square Punch to cut out the triangular scored sections.

Step 3: Fold in two side flaps to create the sides of the mini envelope. Add SNAIL, Sticky Strip, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the very edge of the bottom flap. Fold that flap up over the side flaps and adhere. The envelope is now complete!

You can add the envelope to the front of a card or a scrapbook page. Or use it to hand deliver a special little love note. You can use adhesive to close the top flap, tuck the flap inside the envelope, or use a button or brad and a bit of Baker’s Twine to create a fastener.

Have fun discovering all of the fun envelopes and envelope projects you can create with the Diagonal Plate!

Need help learning how to use your Simply Scored or Diagonal Plate.  Contact me and I will be glad to help.

 That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Do you enjoy stamping and paper crafting?  Have you looked at the demonstrator starter kit and wished you could delete some items and add others? TODAY!!  Stampin' Up introduces the NEW demonstrator kit!  For only $99 you can build your kit using current products OF YOUR CHOICE.  Beginning today, May 1st and for the duration of the 2012-2013 catalog year, the starter kit is only $99 for $125.00 worth of Stampin' Up! product.  How cool is that?!  You will also receive a business pack with $65.00 worth of products and free shipping!  Don't want to stamp as a business, no problem.  You will still enjoy the benefits ( click on benefits to view current demonstrator benefits) and discounts of a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and can drop any time without penalty.

Come on, join the fun! Click on the join now button.  

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Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,