Wild Time Crafting

I’m attending a virtual leadership event this weekend with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and as I listen, I’m also able to do a little stamping!

I’m combining the #tgif331 Inspiration Challenge with the #CCMC679 sketch for my card showcasing the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies…both of which you could earn free during Sale-a-Bration!

You could get most of these products FREE by hosting an online party before September 30th (I don’t have any open in-person dates left, sorry) or placing a $150 order and choosing the stamps, dies and Designer Series Paper as a host! Book early, as the sheep dies are only available while supplies last!

Product List
Counting Sheep Cling Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Sheep Dies
$0.00
Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$18.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Feels Like Home~ TGIF Sketch

Do you feel like you make the same style of card over and over again? The best way to STRETCH your creative muscles is with a SKETCH!

For my Lunchtime LIve Crafting on my Facebook page today, I started with the #TGIFC329 sketch challenge and the Feels Like Home Sale-a-Bration stamp set…I’m having a ball using these freebies in my Monday videos to help inspire YOU on ways to use the gifts/supplies you earn for each $50 spent through September 30th, and if you want to watch today’s video tutorial, click here!

This is the TGIF sketch challenge and here are my finished card(s):

When you buy the supplies to create this card, you could choose the stamp set FREE!

I thought it was fun to flip the embossed layer over so the mortar is squeezing out between the bricks. It feels very “Mediterranean Seaside” to me… like an armchair vacation to Greece.

My only dilemma is which card do I love more: The card version with the white or sand colored bricks?
Product List
Feels Like Home Cling Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Counting Sheep Instead of Sleep

Another midnight inspiration moment!

Pondering the current TGIF color challenge last night and this card interrupted my sleep…but I filed it to memory and made it this morning!

I was going to color the amazing sheep with markers, then I realized we have a horrible, awful oversight by Stampin’ Up! — NO COASTAL CABANA Stampin’ Blends? I considered making signs and picketing at the home office, but a protest of one may not get their attention.

So I stamped it on card stock and fussy cut around it.

Still looks awesome, so I’ll save my signs for later…

The Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies are both items you can choose FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration, but if you have to get one at a time, select the dies first, as they are only available while supplies last!

Product List
Counting Sheep Cling Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Sheep Dies
$0.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Sale-A-Bration in the FALL!

Sale-A-Bration Time!

Have you heard the news? Stampin’ Up! just released an exciting new Sale-a-Bration catalog full of rewards! 
Wait…what? Sale-a-Bration in the fall?

You heard it right – it’s our first time to celebrate Sale-a-Bration twice in one year!

Now you’ll earn Sale-a-Bration rewards while getting all the gorgeous goodies you need for your Autumn and holiday projects from the newly released July-December Mini Catalog (see below)

Are You Ready to Sale-A-Brate? | SAB August–September 2021

Sale-a-Bration is the most popular sale of the year because you earn MORE whether you shop, host, or join:

SHOP – Choose exclusive reward stamp sets or other items with each purchase of $50. Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100.

HOST – Earn IN YOUR WORDS STAMP SET with party sales of $300.

JOIN – Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for only $99! We’ll also throw in a bundle of your choice FROM OUR CURATED LIST.


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From August 3 through September 30th, when you join my Sprinkled Ink team, you can choose a bundle from our curated list from the new August-December 2021 Mini Catalog to your Starter Kit for FREE…it the icing on the cake!

The NEW August-December Mini Catalog also goes LIVE today, giving you more options for all the crafting you’ll want to do as the events of the fall come along! Click on the links to browse both catalog online or reach out and request a hard copy from me:

Be Dazzling…everything

Today I opened and played with the Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper that is going to be a free product to choose with a $50 (US) order for Sale-a-Bration (starting tomorrow, 8/3/21) and let me tell you, I’ve looked around my studio for anything else I can “Be Dazzle”!

Until I took this paper out of the package, I didn’t realize how the faceted pieces caught the light and reflected it! It’s a lovely champagne color and coordinates with gold, so I embossed the greeting in gold embossing powder for the first card and used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a “frame” from the Be Dazzling paper. The sneak peek of the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set is from the Aug-Dec mini catalog which goes live tomorrow as well!

You can also add COLOR to this sparkling paper: I used a blending brush with the Pumpkin Pie ink pad on this pumpkin and it took the color beautifully. Then I tried a Stampin’ Blends marker to color the leaf, and it worked too! HOWEVER: I would use OLD Stampin’ Blends markers if you want to color the paper, as it’s very rough and may cause the tip of your marker to fray.

This simple card would be a lovely invitation for a fall party or Thanksgiving feast!

When you purchase the supplies to make these cards (list below), you could choose the Be Dazzling paper FREE (while supplies last) for Sale-a-Bration and may even qualify for more than one S-A-B reward!

Product List
Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
$45.75
Be Dazzling 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Specialty Paper
$0.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
$21.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

Final Days to Sale-a-Brate

You aren’t imagining things: Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration is a little shorter this year…but don’t worry: There will be 2nd Sale-a-Bration in July and August, with all NEW (limited time) products to earn! That means you only have 3 days left to snag the wonderful freebies from the current event, because it ends February 28th. I’ll share a few of the SAB products I’ve been crafting with:

Darling Donkeys has been neck-and-neck with Berry Blessings for most popular Sale-a-Bration stamp set! Do you have this one yet? I layered him on an embossed piece of vellum for a fabulous birthday card.

When you find a card pattern that will work with all of your Designer Series Paper, make a big STACK of them! That’s what I did with the Flower & Field DSP and used this card for swapping at our recent StampFest events. It’s an inexpensive card, since the paper was free!

Finally, this was ONE of the cards I demonstrated in my Lunchtime Live Crafting on my FB page this past Monday showcasing The Touch of Ink stamp set and the Oh, So Ombre paper …with plain and patterned paper that will pair well with any stamp, it’s a great choice to expand your choices for projects with Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green or Blackberry Bliss (shown). Be sure to watch the video to see the other projects I demonstrated!

Now RUN (don’t walk) to get your order in before February 28th so you can choose a free Sale-a-Bration reward (like one of these) with each $50 you add to your cart before they are gone forever!

New at SU! Darling Donkeys for Sale-a-Bration

We are more than halfway through the first Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration of 2021 (yes, there will be TWO this year) and the New at SU! group of international demonstrators want to make sure you can use the products you choose FREE (with your qualifying order) in simple, sensational and innovative ways! As you hop through our February event, tell us what you are inspired to try in your stamping studio.

The Darling Donkeys stamp set is one product you could choose free with a $50 purchase through February, and I imagined a vibrant In-Color card would be perfect to celebrate a birthday:

Starting with strips of the In-Color 2020-2022 colors on a piece of white card stock, I cut out the letters using the Playful Alphabet dies and then glued it to a card base. Then I looked at the letters I had cut out and thought perhaps I should make a second card with them:

That little donkey is just ready to cut loose and celebrate, isn’t he! He’s colored with Stampin’ Blends and I was tickled I could create a Twofer card (two-for-one).

Which do you like best?

The supplies I used are listed below, and kick up YOUR heels as you head over to Tricia’s site to see what she’s creating with the Approaching Perfection Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

Product List
Darling Donkeys Cling Stamp Set
$0.00
Playful Alphabet Dies
$34.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
2020–2022 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Assortment
$9.00
2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots
$8.00
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

February 2021 New at SU! Hop: Sale-a-Bration

Creative Juice by Loni: Darling Donkeys YOU ARE HERE

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Approaching Perfection

Stamping Flair: Darling Donkeys

Chase & Main: A Touch of Ink

Sugar & Scraps: A Touch of Ink

Moore Fun Stamping: Oh So Ombre DSP

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Berry Blessings

As the Ink Dries: Berry Blessings

Stampin’ Scrapper: Berry Blessings

De Kijkkast: Corner Bouquet

Mamie & Papyrus: Berry Delightful DSP 

24/7 Inkspiration: Flower & Field DSP 

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Darling Donkeys

Playing with Papercrafting: A Touch of Ink

Carterie Plus: Berry Blessings

StampinMak: Heal Your Heart

Lilypad Stamper: Paper Blooms DSP & Heal Your Heart

A BURST of Berries!

This card is EXPLODING with blackberries and it couldn’t be sweeter (unless they were real blackberries):

It was created with my FAVORITE Sale-a-Bration 2021 product: The Berry Blessing Bundle is a stamp set AND matching Designer Series Paper that you can choose FREE with a $100 order during January-February… PLUS it coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry bundle (my January set of the month).

When you open the card, the pops open! It’s very simple to make and I created a video tutorial (taken from a live video on my CJBL Facebook page today) so you can make your own:

Product List

New at SU!~ Treasures of Life

Welcome to our January 2021 NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who LOVE sharing Stampin’ Up! paper crafting ideas with you, and today that love takes center stage with all the 💚🧡 HEARTS ❤️💜

I chose the Treasures of Life stamp set to use for this card~ this image of the granddaughter with her grandfather reminds me so much of my husband’s tenderness with his grandchildren, and it makes me fall in love with him in ways deeper than I had ever imagined:

The card uses the Oh, So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you could choose FREE during Sale-a-Bration (January-February 2021) with a $50 order. Coloring in the image with the Stampin’ Blends was a lovely way to make the people come to life!

This fun fold card base is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 1.5″ and 7″, and there is a tender message on the inside from the stamp set, as well.

As you hop along, leave us a comment to tell us what you like so we can continue to share what you love! You can order the supplies to create our projects from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, choose one of us (in your country) and we’ll be happy to help you get started!

All the supplies for this project are listed below, and when you are ready, you can move to Nicole’s project…

Product List

January 2021 New at SU! Hop: Love & Hearts

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Kangaroo & Company

Creative Juice by Loni – Treasures of Life YOU ARE HERE

Sugar & Scraps – Heartfelt

Gifted Hands, Ink! – Love Always & Many Hearts Dies

As the Ink Dries – Lots of Hearts

Stamping Flair – Always in My Heart

Carterie Plus – Heartfelt

Scraphexe – Lots of Hearts/Ganz viel Herz

A Little Kinder – Lots of Hearts

24/7 Inkspiration – Love You Always

Stampin’ Scrapper – Forever & Always

Sweet Strawberry: 3 for Free

I have a thing for FRUIT (Creative JUICE, after all) and I love a coordinating punch, so it comes as no surprise that the FIRST thing on my list from the January-June Catalog was the SWEET STRAWBERRY bundle:

Stampin’ Up! made it SWEETER when they offered the Berry Blessings Bundle as a FREE choice during Sale-a-Bration for a $100 order…a coordinating stamp set to my beloved strawberries AND matching Designer Series Paper? YES THANK YOU!

Naturally, I’ve been playing with it night and day since I got it. I dream about berries! Yesterday, I made this card so I could see both sides of the Designer Series Paper and you can watch the tutorial to make your own version.

If you are as obsessed with these beautiful berries as I am, you’ll be happy to know that the Sweet Strawberry bundles is my 3 for Free kit in January 2021: When you order the bundle from my stampin’ store, I’ll send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects with your new bundle ~OR~ you can come to my JAM-BERRY class in Utah County on January 23rd and stamp your projects in person with me for free!)

You will need a few items on hand to complete the projects. These items will not be included in the kit:

  • Ink Pads: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento, Whisper White Craft ink -OR- Versamark pad.
  • Heat Tool
  • White Emboss Powder

If the Sweet Strawberry bundle is on your list for “later”, move it to the top so you can take advantage of the opportunity to get the Berry Blessings bundle during Sale-a-Bration AND my 3 for Free projects!