Monday, June 4, 2012

Today I have a video from Shannon with Stampin' Up! introducing our new ink pads.  If you haven't tried them, you will love the new firm foam pads....awesome!  You get complete coverage with light tapping.  I had a problem with this at first and smooshed, tapped and rubbed way too hard creating an outline from ink on the edge of my rubber.  

Additionally five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads. These colors are
Basic Black
Basic Gray
Marina Mist
Perfect Plum
Tempting Turquoise

All five colors of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin’ Pads is fine, Stampin' Up! does not recommend using the old ink formula for these five colors in the new firm foam pads.


I need 6 people for an ink pad/marker club.  If you are interested please let me know and I will send details.  The markers are being sold in sets now with the exception of  a few of the more popular colors.  Buying a set of ink pads saves you 16% as opposed to buying a pad/pads individually.

I would also like to share with you today a 3x3 card I made for the end of year teacher goodie bags we are giving to staff at a school our church has adopted.  I made 90 of these cuties :)  This is a versatile card that can be used for any occasion.

I used the Bright Blossom stamp set that was introduced with the Summer Smooches promotion.  I punched a hole in the middle of the card with my 1 3/8" punch, stamped my tulip on the punched out circle which I mounted on dimensionals on the inside of the card.  The leaves were colored with my Old Olive marker, huffed on and stamped under my tulip.  The ribbon was some I had left from the Sale-a - bration catalog.  When you open the card the tulip is on the inside.

Hope you enjoyed this little card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,

Friday, June 1, 2012

WOW! May was a busy month for me.  I am the bookkeeper at a high school and we had prom (ordering decorations and momentos) paying for the facility, caterer and DJ.  Next up, senior awards night and ordering honor cords, staging etc.  Rolling on into graduation and senior day.  I am collapsing my budget lines and trying to make sure everything is ordered and received before the new fiscal year begins July 1.Whew.  The good news is : this is a new month and:  A NEW CATALOG!  That's right it's here and you can begin ordering from it today!  My list is pages long :( too bad my pocket book doesn't match my list lol.  Restraint when it comes to paper, stamps and embellishments is very hard for me.  I need to get rid of some of the old to make way for the new.

We also have a new promotion: Take the Cake Promotion

Now you can have your cake and eat it too.    Build your starter kit your way with the products you choose for $99.00 plus free shipping.  Now for the icing on the cake, not only will you get your starter kit for a great deal,  You will 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!
Description                                         Retail
Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)       $14.95
Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)        $11.95
Patio Party Designer Series Paper    $10.95
Patio Party Digital Collection DVD   $22.95

There's more!  During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop!  That's $115.00 free merchandise dollars  and one item 1/2 off.  

Stampin' Up! is really celebrating.  Whether you would like to be a demonstrator, have a party or just want some of the new toys.  I will be glad to make suggestions or answer questions.  Click on contact me or shop now.  To view the new catalog click here

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,