Sunday, September 30, 2012

I found this cute little broom on Connie Babbert's blog and just had to make it.  It's made with the petal cone die. I am amazed with the creations you can make with this die and will be sharing some Christmas boxes in the future.  After I made the broom I found it a little small for a centerpiece but if the handle was shorter it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving place card. You could put a slit in the top of the broom handle for the card or replace Fall with a name card.  You could even cut out the leaf with your die cut and write the name on the leaf shape.  If you decided to put it in the top I think I would stamp gratitude and use it to replace Fall.  I am working on a Thanksgiving place setting so stay tuned and see what I end up with. I love it when the ideas in your head turn out the way you pictured them.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Today is the last day for the Back to Spool campaign.  You get a free spool of in color ribbon for every $40.00 ourchased.  To place an order click here.

Thanks for your support and stopping by.
Inky huggz,

Friday, September 28, 2012


Isn't this stinkin' cute?  This is not my original idea, I loved it when I saw it online but I can't remember whose site I saw it on.  A big thank you to the ingenious person who thought this up.  This cutie will hold 4 nuggets wrapped with DSP..  I will try and share directions, I hope they make sense.  

For the box: cut a piece of card stock, I used whisper white, 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" .  Score the short side (1 1/2" )
at 1/4" and 1 1/4 " or 1/4" in on each side.   Score the long side ( 4 1/2" ) at 1 1/2" x 3" and cut the score lines on the long side in to the 1/4" score on both sides, that should be 4 cuts.  Crease all score lines and fold up the 1 1/2" and 3" score lines.  This should make a box, attach the 4 corners with a glue dot.  

Stamp 2 jar images with your Perfectly Preserved stamp set and cut them out with the Cannery Framelits. 
Punch the center out with the oval punch (you can skip this step if you prefer not to have a window) and attach stamped image to the front and back of your box with glue dots.  

Cut your jar lid out of DSP with your Cannery Set framelit and attach to your jar with glue dots.

Wrap your nuggets in a strip of DSP and put in your box.  There is a top you can't see that fits over your top nugget.  To make this cut  DSP 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" and score the 1 1/2" side at 1/4" and 1 1/4" or 1/4 inch in on each side.  After stacking your nuggets in your box put a glue dot on each corner of your top over to hold it secure and your nuggets in place.  

Cut a piece of ribbon of choice and tie it around the neck of your jar,  I used about 7" of ribbon and tied mine in a knot.

I used Black Staz On ink, Whisper White card stock, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper, Perfectly Preserved stamp set and the Cannery Framelits from the Holiday Mini to make this holder. 

If you would like to order the supplies for this project you can click here.  Check out my classes while you are there.

Don't forget it's back to Spool Time and you will get a $8.95 roll of ribbon with each $40.00 your spend. 

Thanks for your support and  I hope you enjoyed this project!

Thanks for stopping by
Inky Huggz,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


#126848 - Gumball Green
 #126847 - Midnight Muse
#126844 - Primrose Petals 

#126845 - Raspberry Ripple

#126846 - Summer Starfruit

This is just a quick reminder that the Back To Spool promotion ends Sunday.  For every $40.00 you spend you will get a free spool of in color ribbon valued at $8.95.  Now is the time to order those items you have been wanting or to stock up on adhesive. To make a purchase click here and the shop now button.  While you are there check out my classes.

Thanks for stopping by.
Inky Huggz,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Great Fall or Masculine Card

Here is another card from my Happy Fall Y'all class.  My image is stamped with Versamark using a stamp from Lovely as a Tree on Whisper White card stock cut 5 1/4 by 4. The card base is Early Espresso card stock cut 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I carefully put Early Espresso embossing powder ( using the tip of my bone folder to dip out the powder) on the trunk and mixed Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango embossing powder for the leaves.  I would have liked a little red but am happy with the result. I used a greeting from Blooming With Kindness stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock and backed with a piece of  Early Espresso card stock.  Add the color ribbon of your choice and you have a great masculine card for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,

Sunday, September 23, 2012


This card was one of the cards in my Happy Fall Ya'll card class.  We made 4 Fall themed cards.  I love the triple time stamping. For this techniques cut three pieces of Whisper White card stock 2 x 3 3/4, 3 x 4 1/4 and 4 x 5 1/4.  Put just a smidgen ( southern term) of tape on the back of each piece to hold it in place and center each piece on the next larger size.  Your stack should have 2 x 3 3/4 centered on the 3 x 4 1/4 with the 4 x 5 1/4 on the bottom.  I used the French Foliage stamp set and Gumball Green, Cajun Craze and More Mustard Ink pads.  Stamp randomly using stamps and colors of choice.  It may look busy but remember you are going to break it up with layers of card stock. Cut card stock 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 with your base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. Carefully lift your Whisper White pieces up and mount each piece on the coordinating size of card stock, you should have about a 1/4" border on each.  My tip would be to make sure you have your pieces aligned with the image on the next size before using snail to permanently mount each square to the next largest size.  I used Gumball Green card stock as my base.  For my sentiment I used a stamp from My Friend stamp set. 

I always recommend attaching a piece of white card stock to the inside of your card so you can write a personal note or stamp a message if desired.  I like to stamp a coordinating image on the inside of my card and on my envelope.

Hope you enjoyed this card.
Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gently Falling

Tis the season to start stamping!  For my focal point I used the Gently Falling stamp set and Soft Suede ink to creat these colorful leaves.  I stamped my images on Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron cardstock and cut them out free hand with my snips.  Popped them up on a small piece of Orchard Harvest DSP which is mounted on So Saffron cardstock and used Soft Suede cardstock as my card base.  Although there are numerous layers, this card was easy to make and has a simple, clean look.
You can order the supplies to complete this project here click on the shop now button at the top of the page.  Please contact me with any questions.

Don't forget!  Our Back to Spool promotion gives you a free spool ribbon with your $40.00 order.  Choose your favorite color from our new in-color collection. You still have time to sign up as a demonstrator and get the free Spook-tac-u-lar Halloween project kit free with your starter kit.

Thanks for stopping by,
 Inky Huggz,

Sunday, September 2, 2012


  • School supplies purchased
  • Lunches packed
  • Kiddos fed, out the door and on the way
Now, it's time for mom to take a break from
summer fun and pull out the stamps and ink! 
 Beginning September 1st you will receive a FREE
10 yd. spool of 3/8" In-Color Satin Stitched Ribbon
with each $40 order! A great way to collect all five
colors.Choose your favorite new In Color or earn
all five by spending $200.

More exciting news!!!!  Stampin' Up! is extending the 
Halloween Project Kit promotion through September 16,
 2012!   Have you been on the fence about joining the
Stampin' Up! family?  Now is the time to order your
starter kit your way, get 30% off of your first order
in time to begin your holiday card making and get this
 Halloween Kit free.  Don't forget the free ribbon with
 your first order.  You will have no further obligations,
no contract and 3 months to decide if you love being a

I am at Lake Gaston for the long week end but have
a few Halloween and Fall projects to share with you
next week. ( I forgot my memory card ) I am beinning
my Christmas projects as well, so little time so many
ideas to play with. 

In the meantime enjoy yur weekend and
Thanks for Stopping by,
Inky Huggz,