Thursday, November 29, 2012


Looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.

Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

 To get your free shipping or 10% off thru Friday e-mail your order to me at

Thanks for your support.
Inky Huggz,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Just a reminder, my birthday month special of free shipping or 10% off of your $50.00 order which ever is larger will end Friday.  Contact me at to place your order.

Last Day!

Three additional specials for 24 hours only!

118941 Clear Block Bundle $53.56

120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy $13.56

109127 Stack & Store Caddy $27.96

Plus last day for all the other items marked down up to 50% off.

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Happy Sunday.  I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend and didn't shop too much.  Once I left Wal Mart I stayed at home and have been stamping. I had a Christmas ornament class yesterday and am helping my friends Linda and Judy with their Christmas cards this afternoon.  My card share today is using the stamp set Come to Bethlehem.   

I used Night of Navy cardstock embossed with silver embossing powder.  The embossed image was cut using the Labels Collection Framelits and backed with Brushed Silver cardstock also cut with the Labels Collection Framelits.  I put a diamond in the middle of the star for a little "twinkle". 

Sadly I have to go to work tomorrow (sigh) so will be dragging myself out of bed at dark thirty.  Wishing everyone a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget our Online Extravaganza ends November the 28th with some great door closing deals.  Shop my site here  I appreciate your support.

Inky Huggz,

Friday, November 23, 2012


A belated Happy Thanksgiving!  How many of you shopped all night?  I was at Best Buy about 4 days ago and there was already a tent, table and chairs set up.  After I cooked and we ate I did the one thing I swore I wasn't going to do,  I went to Wal Mart.  I arrived about 6:00 and they were already open.  The store wasn't very busy, shoppers were picking up some of the deals that were out but you couldn't check out until 8:00.  I was there to get a great deal on Nabi 2 tablets for my grandsons.(they are 4 and 7 and don't read my blog )   I had gotten an email from Best Buy with the same price and went to the website as soon as it hit my inbox....sold out! So off I went into the madness. Electronics was very organized with one of the associates methodically labeling and forming lines for various items down aisles.  There were about 6 of us that stood in line for about an hour and a half.  Then the fun began.  First there appeared to be only about 3 tablets, the inventory showed many more than that.  While we patiently waited for them to locate the additional tablets another sales associate decided to sell the few they had to walk up customers. Can I just say drama! They located the additional tablets, thankfully, so I made my purchase and left.  I am staying home today. 

This is my Thanksgiving card made from an idea I saw on Pinterest.  We made these at our Sassy Stampers monthly meeting.  Frances had an event the following Saturday and used the idea to make 3 x 3 cards at her demonstration.  They turned out really cute.


I used Early Expresso card stock for my base and cut a Whisper White scallop square with my big shot, folded it in half and made a V cut in the middle of the front.  The belt is a Basic Black strip with a square of Daffodil Delight card stock punched with the 1 3/8" square punch and the 1" square punch for the buckle.   A piece of black ribbon and you're done! The sentiment and the envelope are stamped with the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I always recommend using a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside of your card, especially with dark colors for your sentiment or personal note. 

Don't forget the Online Extravaganza.  Your support is appreciated.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and wish all of you a blessed holiday season.
Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Today is the Raleigh Christmas Parade.  Yikes this month has flown by.  Below is the third item I put in my swap box. 

These are 3 x 3 enclosure cards made with the Holiday Collection framelits. My base is Cherry Cobbler card stock. I embossed my 2 7/8" square piece of Whisper White card stock before cutting them with the framelits. I used a thick coating of adhesive on the front of the card and layered strips of ribbon before adding my white embossed piece using dimensionals. A piece of Early Expresso ribbon and you're done. I always add a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside for a stamped sentiment or personal message.

Don't forget Stampin' Up! 's new offerings:
Texture Boutique

A light and easy to use alternative to the Big Shot for embossing your cards

Talking Tags

Send a personal voice message with your card.

Online Extravaganza Begins November 19
Don' forget your doorbusters November 19th

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

New Simply Sent Iphone App
I also was able to load this to my Ipad using the I phone application to search for it.
Forgot an occasion? Send quick personally designed cards by e-mail. 

Single Stamps
Oct 25 - Jan 1

Great if you have a favorite stamp but don't need the whole set.

My birthday month is almost over.  To take advantage of the 10% or free shipping contact me at with your order.

That's it for today. 
Have a great weekend.
Inky Huggz,

Friday, November 16, 2012


 Simply Sent App
Stampin' Up! has created a card-making application, and we already have a great name for it: Simply Sent! This iPhone app allows you to create an e-card-from a template or completely on your own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free!  Just go to the app store and type in Stampin' Up!, choose simply sent and download.  There are embellishments and ribbon you can add as well as your message.  Easy Peasy.  Now when you need to send a quick note you have your materials at the tip of your fingers. 

This weekend will be a great time to start making your Christmas list so you can start taking advantage of all of the Stampin' Up! special offerings over the next few weeks.

Have a great weekend!
Inky Huggz,


The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to get sales during a time when lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, but not necessarily holding Stampin' Up! parties. So during these 10 days only, you and your customers can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!
Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

More great offerings from your friends at Stampin' Up!  To take advantage of my additional birthday discount please contact me at

Have a great weekend!
Inky Huggz,

Thursday, November 15, 2012

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased
 to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique
 Embossing Machine in our North American markets.
 We have 4,000 available to be sold only while
 supplies last.  If this product test goes well, we may 
offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions
Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper,
metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.
This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.
 Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is
 not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. It comes in Sizzix
packaging and is the same color and design that is sold in stores.
We recommend you read the included instructions
before using the Texture Boutique and that you pass
the same recommendation on to customers who 
purchase it.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique
makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to
create their own elegant embossed art. To help you
with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special
value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you
can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone.
Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of
 Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive

Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive

Don't forget my birthday month offer (10 percent off or free shipping which ever is greater) which makes it an even better time to purchase Christmas presents for your crafty friends. Contact me at to place your order so I can make sure you receive your discount. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz, 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Today is day 2 of the items I put in my swap box.  I was browsing a dollar bin in a store and found this note pad. I took one look and  thought PERFECT!  This matches one of our stamps perfectly.  Look!

This bird cage is almost exactly like the cage in our Nature Walk stamp set and look at the music wheel at the bottom.  Here is howI decorated the front.

I used Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock cut using  the Labels Collection Framelits for layering.  I stamped the bird cage and popped it up with dimensionals and have it hanging on bakers twine.  I stamped the bird, and then stamped again, colored his beak and feet, fussy cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals as well.  I ran some Early Expresso ribbon around the folder beneath the framelits to hold the folder closed.  I was very pleased with the effect. I do wish I had inked the edges to give it a more distressed look.  Next time!

Don't forget I am offering 10 percent or free shipping which is less off of an 60.00 order for the month of November.

Thanks for stopping by.

Inky huggz,

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi friends,
I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend and took time to give a minute of thanks for all veterans past and present who sacrifice to serve our country.

 For our Sassy Stampers monthly meeting tonight we decided to do a variation of a shoe box swap.  For this swap you decorate your box and fill it with completed projects and goodies.  The entire box will be swapped with another member.  What a fun way to share your ideas and give a few treats as well.  I will be sharing the contents of my box this week with you.   My first item is a message center on the go which was cased from Debbie Henderson.  I changed it a bit as she used a piece of sturdy cardboard and I used a small foam board that I had from another project.  I wasted as few sheets of paper as the thickness of the board changed the measurements I had from the attempt at one I made with cardboard.  I like the sturdiness of the foam board better but had to go back to the drawing board.  Unfortunately I wasted a bit of paper in the process.  I was going to use the original size of the board which was 8 x10 but decided to cut it down for this one.  The next one I would like to add an envelope for receipts or maybe a piece of cork for a mini cork board. 

I used paper Orchard Harvest DSP, Island Indigo Card Stock, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Blossom Punch, 1 1/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch and of course your will need your trimmer, snips, bone folder, sticky strip, dimensionals, and I used Tombow glue as well.

Don't forget I am giving 10% off or free shipping, which ever is greater off of a $60.00 order this month for my birthday. And if you join Stqampin" Up! this month you will receive, in addition to you $99 make it your way kit a complete set of ink pads FREE!  What a great deal.!

Ink-redible Promotion!

You can place an order or join my team here

Your support is appreciated!

That's it for today my crafty friends. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon and made it a great day!

Inky Huggz,

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hi crafty friends,

Quick post today.   DON'T FORGET! It's my birthday month and I am offering 10% or free shipping, which ever is larger, off of your purchase of $60.00 or more.  This offer is only for this month.  Get your Christmas list together and save money.  Why not start with the new trimmer.

The new trimmer is here and below is a short video showing all of the neat features of this trimmer including:
A full 12" cutting snd scoring track.  You don't have to change out your blades to change from cutting to scoring.
The cutting track locks into place and is designed for straight cuts, no more wonky cuts.
The grid lines won't wear off,  Yea, my favorite as I was struggling to find  lines on my old well used trimmer. 
There is also a compartment under the base to store extra blades.

Item #126889 $ 29.95

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Lol.  I would take this picture over but I have given the card to one of the Assistant Principles I work with.  Abby is having a little girl, her first, so I made a diaper cake and this card for a surprise shower we are giving her this afternoon.  I don't know what happened to this picture because these drawers are straight.  As a matter of fact the whole picture looks kind of drunk.  I took it with my IPhone and when I mailed to myself it  was upside down and the words were mirror image.  Really?! Not sure how I fixed it I just kept flipping and rotating it until it was right side up.  Now it is wavy and wonky.  It really was stinkin' cute!  This is a combination of a card and a frame Jackie Topa made.  I tried to make the frame first but just couldn't get the chair that sat is the frame, to work for me.  This stair step card is made from Whisper White card stock and inked around the edges with Pink Pirouette ink.  I used Pink Pirouette card stock to back the poem, which I typed on my computer.  I fussy cut a stamped onsie and a bib to put on opposite corners.  Here is the poem which I just love. 
Scrubbing and cleaning
 Can wait until tomorrow 
For babies grow up
 We've learned to our sorrow 
So quiet down cobwebs
Dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby
and babies don't keep 

I just received my new Stampin' Up! trimmer and I love it!  It is my most favorite new toy :) There are so many things that make it a cut above (lol) the old trimmer including  the full 12" cutting and scoring track, I hated removing the blades to get a full 12" cut! and having to keep switching out my scoring and cutting blades.  The cutting base has been extended to 6-1/4" with a 14-1/2" extender ruler.  The trimmer also has a storage compartment under the base to hold additional cutting/scoring blades The 1/4" grid lines are printed under a plastic cover on the base so measurements won't wear off.  I was having a hard time finding my lines to measure with my old trimmer as they were wearing off.

Stampin' Success is giving cutomers a sneak peek at the bi-monthly magazine sent out just to demonstratore.  It is full of tips, project samples and loads of information.  You can peek by clicking here I love this magazine and can't wait to get it! 

Remember this is just one of the perks of becoming 
a stampin up demonstrator.  You receive and extra 
10% discount off of your first order and if you join between November 1- December 16, 2012 you will
 receive a full set,  That's 10 ink pads, from the color family of your choice.  (Brights, Subtles, or Regals)

It is an:
  Ink-redible Promotion!

You can place an order or join my team here
Your support is appreciated!
That's it for today my crafty friends.  Thanks for stopping by, see you soon and made it a great day!
Inky Huggz,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I think I am finally on the mend after 3 weeks of this crud.  Sadly I missed sharing my Halloween projects which I just loved and worked hard on so I have decided to share them today and move on to Thanksgiving and Christmas next week.  I will not give a lot of detail, if you would like information please contact me and I will share detailed information with you.
This card is a case of a box or bag I saw while surfing the web one day. I'm sorry I can't remember whose blog I saw it on but a big shout out to her for the idea. The hair was the hardest part for me. I'm not sure how it was originally done but I used the Flower Folds die and cut off the petals. 

This one was made using the Toxic Treats stamp set.  I painted the witch, broom and cat with versa mark and embossed them with black embossing power.  The sky was made by sponging around a scalloped circle punch out .

Here is my Shy Frankenstein hiding in a milk carton treat box. Isn't he cute?!

This last share is a treat box made from the Petite Purse die and a matching easel card.  I used stamped images from Wicked Cool stamp set.  This card wouldn't have mailed easily because of the bulk from the medallion but I still thought it was cute.

Now for some news:

 NOW through Dec. 16, Stampin' Up! is including a FREE color collection of our new Foam Ink Pads (your choice of color group) with the purchase of the Starter Kit or you can host a qualifying party of $450.00 or more. ( You will also receive your $65 in hostess merchandise).
Join my team and for $99, you'll get your choice of:
$125.00 in free product.  Make your kit your way, choose your favorite color collection of ink pads FREE and FREE shipping, you pay only tax on your kit. You also will receive 30% off of your first order.
Whether you want to be a hobby demonstrator or a business demonstrator, there is no further obligation.  Try it and I know you will love it!

Before I close for the night i would like to remind you that November is my birthday month and to celebrate I am offering 10% off of your order or free shipping which ever is higher.

If you live in the Raleigh/Garner North Carolina area stop by and check out our events.  I promise you will have a great time with us playing BUNCO or stamping and crafting.

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz,