Thursday, October 25, 2012

WOW is all I can say!!! We have big news and a lot to share.

Three big things are happening on Monday, October 29 that you will not want to miss!

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular
For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15 percent!! Here are the deets:


  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

The second big thing:

    What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!
    What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits.
    When: October 29-November 5, 2012.
    Get Your FREE Downloads:
    You can get them from my online store, here.  To view available downloads click here

 My gift to you:
November is my birthday month.  To celebrate I am giving an additional 10% discount on the already reduced stamp sets.  To get your additional discount you must contact me at or call me at 919-302-8569 with your method of payment and order.  I will charge you the reduced price less an additional 10% plus shipping and taxes. 


This program has taken off and to show their appreciation Stampin' Up! has released additional single stamp images available for purchase. Some of the images are new and have not been published in any of our catalogs. Check it out:


In addition to all of this exciting news there is a challenge for you.

 Submit a Project

  Stampin' Up! wants your kit ideas for upcoming kits. No, this is not a typo. We are starting up a new kit program especially for you. YOU will be the inspiration for the kits and YOU will vote to decide which project will be sold. I encourage you  to submit and vote on upcoming kits. Start creating! Send us your kit ideas and get ready to vote for your favorites .
The Not-So-Fine Print
  • While your projects should not include retired products, they may include products not created by Stampin' Up!, such as jars or frames.
  • Projects must fit into one of the following categories:
    • Holiday
    • Photo a Day
    • Thank you
    • Birthday
    • Party favor
  • Projects can be cards, scrapbook pages, home décor, holiday décor, birthday decorations, etc. If you can make it with Stampin' Up! product, you can submit it!
  • Submit your projects by e-mail. Send an image (less than 2 MB), supply list, and instructions for creating the project to In the subject line, include the name of your project.
  • Please keep in mind that all submissions become the property of Stampin' Up! once received. We reserve the right to change project elements, the name or any feature to make the kit easy to reproduce.
  • What's in it for you? Glad you asked! Those who submit the winning kit will:
    • See it - your photo, name and project will be posted online.
    • Flaunt it - you'll receive "blog badge" for your personal blog or website.
    • Spend it - you wouldn't be a winner without a $100 Stampin' Up! shopping spree.
  • That's not all! Those whose submissions are in the top 20 will also receive product used in the winning kit or a $25 shopping spree of their own.
Watch for more information to post here in the near future with details about the first kit available for purchase and the first round of voting!

I think that's all the excitement Ican stand for one day.

Thanks for stopping by and for your support,
Inky huggz,


“Watercolor Winter”

Accessory of the Month: Ribbon Slides

Order the November “Stamp Set of the Month” Bundle, and get a kit containing all of the precut pieces needed to make 6 of the cards shown above for FREE! Additionally, you’ll be e-mailed a PDF File that contains step-by-step instructions on how to make the card shown above along with 3 BONUS designs for creative inspiration on other things that can be done with the featured stamp set so you can see its versatility and get the most bang for the buck! Supply Lists are included for the bonus designs.

Want more precut pieces? No problem! When you order the Stamp Set of the Month Bundle, you can order additional quantities of precut cardstock pieces in increments of 6 so that you can make as many as you want to have on hand!

November Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: 30.90 + Shipping and Tax

November Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $23.90 + Shipping and Tax

(Either set includes your order for the “Watercolor Winter” stamp and 1 pack of Ribbon Slides plus the FREE kit)


Additional Quantities of the November Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards

Already have the featured Stamp Set or Accessory? No problem. You can order any stamp set and/or accessory of equal value to the featured items and still receive the FREE kit and PDF File!

Other supplies you’ll want to order: More Merry Messages Stamp Set, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad, Gumball Green and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers, 3/8” Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Northern Flurries Embossing Folder, Whisper White Envelopes, and SNAIL Adhesive.

Contact: Karel Standish to Order Today!* (919-302-8569)* *

Thanks for stopping by.
Inky Huggz,

Monday, October 22, 2012


Happy Monday,
Sister week was great as always.  We went on a cruise to Bermuda with a scrapbooking group  we had never met.  Les buys page kits from the organizer online. How funny, there were 4 people from the small town I live in outside of Raleigh, NC, 2 ladies from Raleigh and one of my stampin' sisters that is a member of Sudsol, an online group of Stampin' Up! demos!  She is not from NC , most of the group was not.  The couple from Garner lives about 1/4 mile from me.  We scrapped, did some sightseeing the days we were in Bermuda and had a great time.  Who knew Bermuda had a scrap booking store. lol.  Les and I also spent a few days in New York City.  We saw Wicked and ate at the Carnegie Deli, I will have to post a pic of the sandwiches that are about 4" tall.  WOW I have never seen any sandwich that big.  I was sad to leave my sis.  The day I got home I had a sore throat, the next day full blown bronchitis.  I have been sick for the last week but am finally beginning to feel better.  Thanks goodness!  The down side is my Kindle Fire was stolen, but all in all a great time was had by all.  Some of us are going on the East Coast and Canada cruise next fall, I can't wait! 

This card is one I did with our Sassy Stampers meet-up group last month.  I thought I had shared it but in looking back realized I didn't.  If you are in the Garner, NC area please I would love you to join our group.  Frances and I are offering classes, have Stampin' Bunco and this month the shoebox swap is a new approach to swaps.  Thanks to one of our members Jen for this unique idea.  I will share more on that later.

I made this card using the Woodgrain textured embossing folder, Perfectly Preserved bundle and Cherry Cobbler bakers twine.  The Base of the card is Lucky Limeade with  Whisper White card stock embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. To make this card:

  • Cut out your image with the jar framelit from  Whisper White card stock
  • emboss it with the Woodgrain Embossing folder(to keep the embossing from going so deep and prevent splitting of the embossed lines use a piece of paper towel in your folder) 
  • without attaching it lay your cut image over your card base placing it where you will be attaching it. 
  • Trace your jar image on the top of your card base color and cut it out with your jar framelit.
  • Cut a piece of vellum  larger than your cut out and stamp the jar with black Staz On ink. I used glue dots to attach the vellum to the back of the embossed Whisper White card stock
  • Attach your whisper White and vellum to the top of your card base making sure all of the images and cut outs are lined up.
  • Stamp your image for the inside of the jar, I used cherries, and cut them out with your coordinating framelit.  
  • Attach your jar contents to the inside of your card placing them so they look like they are in the jar.  I  attached a piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of my card so the cherries would show and and a note could be written.
  • Finish your card by Stamping yourand cutting out your lid and embellishing your card front as desired.

Sorry about the inside pic.  I keep playing around with lighting and it still has this tint to it. 

I hope you enjoyed this card. 


New items have been added to the Clearance Rack.  Check them out here.  There are buttons in cool Christmas colors, ribbon, embosslits and deep discounts in items that would make great Christmas gifts for those crafters in your life.

Dont forget: the single stamps and the Ornament Keepsakes bundle special.

As always thanks for stopping by.
Inky Huggz,

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Every year my sister and I spend a week together, usually cruising.  Today I am flying to New York to meet Leslie and we are leaving tomorrow for Bermuda.    When we come back we are spending a few days in New York City and going to see Wicked.  I am sooo excited.   Leslie lives in Fla and I live in NC and we both have busy schedules, hers more than mine, so this is a week we look forward to all year. 

I will probably be off blog while I am gone.  I had hoped to be able to schedule posts but it didn't work out that way sadly. I had taken some quick pics but they really are not very good and I have taken the cards to work. Will retrieve them when I return and share the really cute halloween projects we made in my No Tricks, Just Treats class.

So,  fast forward to Christmas. Here is the ornament I made similar to the one on the front of the Holiday Catty. This picture doesn't do it justice. I used Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler ink and the Cherry Cobbler Tuille. The hardest part is cutting out all of the pieces. you need 3 for each ornament or 15 of each shape, 30 total.  Once you have everything cut it goes together pretty fast.
We are making these in our Deck the Halls class.

You can order from my website while I am gone, your support is greatly appreciated.

I hope your week is a great as mine is going to ber.
Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz, 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Stamping News from Karel Standish

Stampin' Up! Logo
Karel Standish


Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz


Stampin' Up! is trying out something new! We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: 
  • Word Play
  • Perfectly Penned
  • Seasonal Sayings. 
The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013. 

Here are the details.....

  • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. 
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy. 

Word Play

  • $4.95 US - 132294 Sick Block C
  • $4.95 US - 132295 I Do Block C
  • $5.95 US - 132296 Laughter Block D
  • $4.95 US - 132297 Wish Big Block C
  • $6.95 US - 132298 In My Thoughts Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132299 You Mean the World Block D
  • $4.95 US - 132300 Worth the Wait Block C
  • $4.95 US - 132301 Imagine Block D
  • $6.95 US - 132302 Remember When Block I
  • $4.95 US - 132303 Joy Block C
  • $6.95 US - 132304 Dreams Block E
  • $4.95 US - 132305 Thanks a Million Block D

Perfectly Penned

  • $4.95 US - 132306 Thank You Block D
  • $4.95 US - 132308 Get Well Block C
  • $5.95 US - 132307 Celebrate Today Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132309 Happy Birthday Block H

Seasonal Sayings

  • $5.95 US - 132310 Christmas Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132311 Halloween Block H
  • $5.95 US - 132312 Thanks Block H
  • $4.95 US - 132313 Love Block D
  • $5.95 US - 132314 Celebrate Block H
 Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

To order click here.  Thank you for your support.

Thanks for stopping by.
Inky Huggz,

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


 It's only October, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper October 1-31.

 Click on the brochure to view products

Choose from the following options:

Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132261 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132262 Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132263 Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

You can purchase your bundle by clicking here. Remember to use the item numbers above to receive your FREE paper piercing pack. Thank you  for your support.

Thanks for stopping by.
Inky Huggz,