Saturday, February 25, 2012

Whoa, this week has flown by and although this post was uploaded days ago I forgot to post it.  The colors are distorted in this picture although I like the brighter colors.  Actually the base and the larger flowers are Tangerine Tango with Pool Party small flowers.  The leaves, ruffled ribbon and  accent behind the Hello are Lucky Limeade. 



To make this card you will need:
Bordering on Romance stamp
Tangerine Tango card stock
Whisper White card stock
 Black ink pad
Tangerine Tango marker
Pool Party marker
Lucky Limeade marker
Lucky Limeade 3/8" ruffled ribbon
Snail

It's Sale - a - bration for every $50 in merchandise you order you get 1 item free.  

Don't forget your free 30 day trial of the complete My Digital Studio, not just a shell of the program.  Try it now!  Contact me or go to the shop now button on my sidebar.

 

I hope you enjoyed this card,
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

HAVE YOU PICKED YOUR SALE - A - BRATION REWARD YET?

Have you picked your first Sale-A-Bration reward yet? I just love having choices, and Stampin’ Up! is all about choices! Whether you love stamps, embellishments, D├ęcor Elements, or digital crafting, we have rewards you will love! Can’t narrow it down? No worries! You earn a reward for each $50 you order as well as for hosting parties of $150 or more, so you have the opportunity to get all of your favorites! My calendar fills quickly during Sale-A-Bration, so contact me today to schedule your party and we can Sale-A-Brate together!

Here's an easy decision - downloading our creative, new crafting product – for free!

It’s true! Stampin’ Up! is now giving you the opportunity to try My Digital Studio, our fantastic digital crafting software, free for 30 days. And this isn’t one of those chintzy trials where you can do one or two things and everything else is locked up. Nope, you get full access to the artwork from My Digital Studio Express – all free!

You can even access our professional print services to create your custom calendars, swatchbooks,
photo books, journals, scrapbook pages, and more. I’m so excited, because I think you are going to love all of the thoughtful gifts and photo books you can create with My Digital Studio as well as exploring your digital creativity!


Check out some of the newest MDS downloads below. 




129364   A GOOD EGG STAMP BRUSH SET  $3.95 US  
$4.95 CAN

129599  PATTERNED PETS STAMP BRUSH SET  $3.95 US  $4.95 CAN
 
129898  NEW HEIGHTS KIT  $7.95 US  $9.95 CAN



 

 129358  ATTIC BOUTIQUE KIT $9.95 US  $12.50 CAN


 129589  SEND ME SOARING STAMP BRUSH SET  $5.95 US  $7.95 CAN
 129608  SPRING FEVER KIT  $7.95 US  $9.95 CAN




129361  LUCKY ME STAMP BRUSH SET  $7.95 US  $9.95 CAN


129365  PAPER DOILY STAMP BRUSH  $1.95 US  $2.50 CAN
Thanks for Stopping by,
Inky Huggz



GHIRADELLI CHOCOLATE HOLDER

Our church has adopted a local elementary school. To show the staff how much they are appreciated I dropped off 80 of these Ghiradelli chocolate holders yesterday on my way to work.  These candy holders have been around for quite a while and can be decorated for any occasion.  


Cut a piece of colored card stock of choice 3" x 8" and score at 3 7/8 " and 4 1/8".  Use your word window punch to make your opening on the front piece.  Make sure your paper is in the punch as far as it will go, make your cut and move your punch so the edge of your punch is even with the right side, punch, repeat with the left side.  This should extend your opening by about 1/4" to 3/8 " on each side.  

Decorate to taste.  The top is usually closed by punching a hole on each side at the top, running ribbon through and finished by tying a bow.  I  changed it up a bit by cutting my closure piece using the Labels Collection Framelits next to the smallest frame.  After cutting my Whisper White card stock with the framelit I  ran it through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I folded the paper in half and used sticky strip on each side to hold it firmly closed. 

 You can modify the size of your opening to hold a miniature Hershey Bar or other flat type of candy.


Thanks for Stopping by,
Inky huggz,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY !

I hope everyone had a great Valentines Day.  This is one of my favorite cards, must be because I love pink.  It was a sad day when my pink Blackberry died, I replaced it of course but not with another pink phone just boring black. sigh.... I digress, back to the card. 

There are so many little things that give this card a simple but chic look.  I learned to save colored card stock by using a single piece of  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Melon Mambo card stock with a 4" x 10 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock scored at  5 1/4", folded in half . The bottom of the Whisper White is punched with the pinking hearts punch, a  4" x 1" strip of Melon Mambo is attached to the bottom inside the card.  I cut the heart  using the Heart Framlits in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The Whisper White is attached to the Melon Mambo with snail.  The Heart Image is stamped using the P.S. I Love you stamp set, also in the Occasions Mini.  Don't you love this catalog?  

To line the image up be sure to use your Stamp a ma jig to help you position your image and you will have a clean precise image exactly where you want it!  The card is finished off with a little piece of Melon Mambo 1/2" scallop dots ribbon.  The sentiment " you make my whole face smile"  makes this card perfect to thank someone any time of the year.
 


TIP:  Make a card for a friend, write or stamp your message using a sticky note on the inside and ask them to re-gift it. 


Thanks for stopping by,
 Until next time, Inky Huggz



Sunday, February 12, 2012

I WAS ISSUED A CHALLENGE AND NEED YOUR HELP


I was recently issued a challenge, but I NEED YOUR HELP! For the "One Hundred Hands" Challenge, I need to stamp with 50 NEW PEOPLE BEFORE April 15. This could be you hosting a party and inviting people I haven't met before, inviting new friends to attend scheduled classes or camps , or even one-on-one stamping time with a brand new stamper that just wants to learn the basics of stamping.

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? You and your "new-to-me" friend* will both be entered to win a gift basket . Your name will be entered in the drawing as many times as the number of new people you bring me!

Don’t forget this is Sale - a - bration! By hosting a party both you and your friends can earn free merchandise with an order of 50.00 or more.

I appreciate your efforts in helping me meet the goals of this challenge! 

I Can't Wait to stamp with you and your friend!! 

 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yesterday I called one of my co-workers in another department and boy did she sound stuffy.  I came home last night  and decided to make her something to brighten her day today that would also be useful.  Here is what I made.  I put a small pack of travel tissues in it and left it for her on my way to work.
If you have a friend with a nasal fluid emergency this little tissue box is quick and economical to make.  You can make 2 from I sheet of card stock.


Paper: Pacific Point card stock, Beyond the Garden DSP
Stamps:  Word Play
Ink: Pacific Point
Misc: snail, dimensionals, Labels Collection Framelits, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, sticky tape

Thanks for stopping by,
Inky Huggz and best wishes,

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and thought there would be an huge fee for the starter kit and you would be commited for all eternity?  Nope, the sign up fee will buy your starter kit at a huge savings ( you can make exchanges for many of the listed items from the catalog for comparable items )and you don't ever have to buy another thing.  Nope, never.  Read the February Question and Answer about becoming a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration which includes the discounted price of the starter kit, bonus Designer Series Paper or Digital Downloads, how to sign up and no further commitments.  If you have been on the fence now is the time to become part of the Stampin' Up! family.
Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Sale



 Q&A



Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Sale
Q: What happens if I become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration?



A: When you join the Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Bration, you not only get the Starter Kit at a huge discount, but you
eligible to get your choice of a package of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download each month of 2012.  Here’s the scoop:




Discounted Starter Kit

     It’s a bit of a secret, but the Starter Kit is the best deal in the entire catalog with more than $425 worth of stamping products and supplies for only $215 During Sale-A-Bration, the Starter Kit is an even more amazing deal since it is on sale for only $150. Plus, you get a bonus gift each month when you place a demonstrator order!



10 Free Designer Series Papers or Digital Downloads

   
You know how special you feel when you receive a card or a gift for no particular reason, just because someone cares? Well, you can have that feeling up to 10 times in 2012! When you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you can receive a free package of Designer Series Paper or a free Digital Download each month of the year. You can select your choice of Designer Series Papers ($13.50 or less) or Digital Downloads (any price) starting the month after you join! That’s
an additional $135.00 value added onto the already amazing Starter Kit bargain! Here’s the nitty-gritty on the free goodies: Each month you can choose to order Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download for My Digital Studio, and you can switch back and forth so you aren’t committed to one format for the whole year. Of course, you’ll only continue to receive the free products from March-December 2012 as long as you remain an active demonstrator
(shipping fees may apply).




Online Sign-up

  
Since you don’t want to miss out on a single month of free Designer Series Paper or Digital Downloads, you can sign up online right now! It’s the fastest and most convenient way to
get started! Whether you sign up online or by traditional mail, you can customize your Starter Kit so you can receive the products you love most! You can
substitute the stamp sets, card stock and ink colours, for like
products so that you get your kit your way!



What’s Next?

    
Does the idea of joining Stampin’ Up! sound interesting, but you are afraid of a big commitment? I often here that from potential team members, and they are always surprised at how non-threatening the real thing is! Well, you aren’t marrying Stampin’ Up! and there aren’t any big scary commitments. Once you purchase the Starter Kit, it is yours, end of story.





You have until June to make your minimums in order to remain
active or you go inactive. That’s it. Nothing scary, and no
penalties or sales requirements to keep your kit. You choose how to make Stampin’ Up! fit you, your way. You can remain an active demonstrator by placing the minimum order each quarter, build a business to support large or small goals, or go inactive if you choose. Whatever you choose,
you don’t lose anything because you started out with such a great deal on the Starter Kit, plus you’ll get your extra free products each month in addition to access to all of the great Stampin’ Up! demonstrator resources.




Think of your first few months as a trial period, an opportunity to see what it’s like to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I think once you join, you’ll love it and want to stay! Questions? Please contact me today, I’m happy to talk over the opportunity with you!





Starter Kit

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Thanks for Stopping by,
Inky huggz and best wishes,


Saturday, February 4, 2012

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY TREATS



This year I am making birthday treats for the staff 
( from the staff) at our school.  The February treat is made with the Big Shot Petite Pocket die with the flap cut off and the new Heart Framelits Collection found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The M&M's are in a small cellophane bag folded in half so it will fit.  I tied the bag with bakers twine.  The tag is a  stamped and punched oval mounted on a scalloped oval. 




I encourage you to take advantage of the MDS 30 day trial; To order go to my website www.karelstandish.stampinup.net and enter item number 124483.  Please call or email me for any questions you may have.

Inky huggz and good wishes,

Friday, February 3, 2012

Have you ever wished you could try something out for 30 days before buying it?  I wish I could wear shoes before buying them because I can't tell you how many times they end up being uncomfortable after I wear them a few hours.  I especially wish I could try computer programs out before I buy to see if they are right for me.


Stampin Up is offering a FREE 30 day trial of MY DIGITAL STUDIO EXPRESS.  This is an ongoing offer, not a limited time offer!
 

What is My Digital Studio (MDS) Express, you ask?  It is a downloadable version (item 124483, $39.95) of My Digital Studio digital design software.  You receive the same software and just enough digital content to get you started!

This is a great time to test drive it to see what MDS is all about.



Here's what you will get:

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
* Full design functionality.
* Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $50 worth of content!
* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets–and   everything in between.
* Access to Stampin Ups professional print services. 


 As part of Sale-a-bration you also are able to get One Big Sale-a-bration CD which includes 5 stamp brush sets, 12 designer series paper patterns, 6 ribbons and 5 brads.  Planning a party?  You might choose the Piece of Cake Ensemble CD which includes invitation, greeting card, tag and decor templates.  In addition there are 5 designer series paper patterns, 72 embellishments (WOW 72!) 1 punch and a 37 piece stamp brush set.  What a deal!!!

Just place your 50.00 order with me and you will be able to earn one of these to use with your 30 day trial

Check out video below.



Find more videos like this on My Digital Studio



Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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