Come Play at the Fall StampFest!

Sometimes you just need to run away to play for a day and come home with glitter in your hair! And I’ve got the perfect event(s) to help you do that:

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Along with my Sprinkled Ink team (and friends), twice a year we offer a day filled with crafting, food, card swaps and friends…and as our name implies, we sprinkle plenty of prizes, glitter and gifts throughout the event!

Here are a few highlights from our last few StampFest days:

I hope you’ll join us for a day of crafty fun in Utah!

View details for the St. George event HERE. Registration closes September 18th, so hurry to register!

View details for the Spanish Fork event HERE. Early bird pricing ends October 1st, so you’ll want to get your tickets ASAP.

 

Get Togethers & Card Starters

I’m blessed to have so many great friends on my Stampin’ Team and in August, some of us met up for lunch and stamping one Saturday:

Swapping ideas is a staple activity at any meeting, but we chose to exchange “Card Starters” this time: Some crafters call them card candy, but they are just small focal points you use on a greeting card and I’m sharing a few of them today.

Mary McGill used this Adirondack chair from the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies, which captures the last sunset of summer in perfect form. Used on three different cards, it’s fun to see how a card starter can inspire many different ideas!

Next is Chelle Scott’s gorgeous version of “Deck the Halls” from the Carols of Christmas stamp set: The layer of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper catches your eye when you see it in person and no matter which way you look at it, it’s a fabulous focal point for a Christmas card.

Mine was a simple label from the Merry Little Label bundle in the new Holiday Catalog, punched and layered on a silver glimmer paper layer. I love how the new Everyday Label punch layers beautifully on the Lots of Labels Thinlits dies.

While my Stampin’ Team is named “Sprinkled Ink”, we have a larger group that meets together in person and online called “Stitched Stampers” which encompasses demonstrators in the Utah area and beyond: We include any demonstrators (and potential demonstrators) who would like to work on their business with like-minded, positive and uplifting folks and there is always room at our table for more stampin’ friends.  Join my team anytime!

Check back for more card starter samples soon…

Designer Series Paper Takes the Spotlight

Remember when I said the only paper products Stampin’ Up! offered 25 years ago were white? It makes me grateful for all the amazing choices we have in 2017! Especially when they are as sumptuous as the “Whole Lot of Lovely” Designer Series Paper pack:

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This paper (DSP) popped into my mind when I saw the #GDP102 sketch:

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Plus, I’m crushing on the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon right now (it’s on SO MANY of my latest creations, but it just makes the *loveliest* bows…), so here’s my take on the sketch:

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The sentiment (stamped and die cut from the Lovely Friends bundle) just pops off the card, but the paper definitely is the star of the card!

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25 Ways in 25 Days: Anniversary Giveaway!

25 Years with SU!Gas was $1.05 a gallon. Cartoon Network had just started broadcasting and Bill Clinton became President of the United States (I’m not implying they were connected, but???) I had just given birth to my second child (a son) and was looking for a way to connect and have conversations with other adults, so when my husband ran into LaVonne Crosby as they each took children to the church foyer to calm down and she happened to have a catalog in her car of the company she and her sister had started, my Stampin’ Up! career began!

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At the time, Stampin’ Up! carried mostly rubber stamps from other companies with a few they manufactured themselves with a choice between foam mounted rubber or wood blocks. Rainbow stamp pads were extremely popular and we only offered WHITE paper products to stamp on!

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To celebrate my 25 years with Stampin’ Up! I’ll be sharing fun facts, playing games, giving away prizes here on the blog, on my Facebook Page and on my Instagram, so connect with me and play along!

Let’s kick off this party by continuing to stroll down memory lane:

Comment with *your* major accomplishment of 1992 ~OR~ the name of one of the stamp companies Stampin’ Up! used to carry in their catalogs!

You could win the nostalgic “Golden Rule Days” stamp set (a very popular stamp set from our past) just in time to celebrate BACK TO SCHOOL. Winner announced August 30th.

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Ready to start your own Stampin’ Up! adventure?

Join my team!

Every Last Piece: Paper Pumpkin August 2017

When I opened the August Paper Pumpkin box yesterday, I decided I was going to finish the projects and use Every. Single. Piece.

Once I finished making a few of the cards as shown in the kit, I got a little more creative (as shared yesterday) and finished off the cards but still had die cuts and leaf stickers left over! So I grabbed some whisper white card stock, some painter’s tape, some sponge daubers and 3 ink pads: Peekabook Peach, Pool Party and Pear Pizazz (not included in the kit). Here’s what I did:

I taped the edges of the paper down and used the empty die-cut pages as a stencil for sponging flowers! Add a few leaves and sponge around the edges, and when you peel back the tape, it gives the illusion of layers…pretty neat, eh?

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All I had to do next was add the pre-printed sentiment die cuts and embellish with the leftover goodies: IMG_5047

All left-over leaves and flowers found their way onto the envelopes:

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If you are ready to try your hands at a SUPER SENSATIONAL monthly craft kit delivered to your mailbox, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before September 10th using Promo Code HALFOFF0917 to get your first kit (September 2017) for 50% off!

Then stalk your mailbox for a thank you card from me (maybe one of these!) while you wait for your first kit to arrive. Shareables-1_PP_Sept_Promo_Aug0817

Fall into Paper Pumpkin Savings

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Creativity is made easier when you have a kit to work with: And today I’ve been playing with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. These projects put the finishing touches on summer, and I’m looking forward to sending YOU one of the cards I created when YOU subscribe to Paper Pumpkin!

I showed how to make this double-fold card on my Facebook Page today: You may want to watch the video to see the surprise inside and find out how to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, NOW is a great time to subscribe and get the September Kit for just $10 when you use Promo Code HALFOFF0917 .  You’ll start a collection of fabulous stamp sets and ink spots for your crafting cupboards, as well~ every kit includes an exclusive stamp set and no ink spot color is repeated in 12 months.

Check back tomorrow to see how I was able to use EVERY PIECE of this kit to make even more amazing cards! Thanks for choosing me as your Paper Pumpkin (by Stampin’ Up!) Demonstrator…your support means the world to me.

Girl~ You are Fabulous!

My friend and teammate Amy *is* pretty fabulous (just check out her work on Lilypadstamper.com to see for yourself) and just promoted to SILVER, so it is time to recognize her complete awesomeness…how nice that TGIFChallenges made the #tgifc121 theme this week all about her!

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And with a sassy finger-snap, I fancified this card to be included with a gift to recognize her marvelous achievement:

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Of course, I added a little SILVER bling to commemorate the occasion and make it extraordinary. The Label Frame is a sneak peek at the “Labels to Love” set coming in the Holiday Catalog on September 1st, and coordinates with a new punch! Together, they look lovely layered on top of the Lots of Labels Framelits, don’t they?

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If you are cutting the card stock in half to create a card, you may as well make TWO cards, so I have another waiting in the wings for the next team member who promotes~ It’s such a delight to see my Sprinkled Ink Stampin’ Family progress and promote, and there is always room at our table for friends to join our team
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This Alphabet Makes Me Look Good

My daughter is planning ahead for Christmas Gifts and asked me to help her create a custom album cover using the Stampin’ Up! Memories and More product line. I’ve trained her well to be a Disn-Neyrd, and her husband was already an addict. They will meet any of their family at the Magic Kingdom (anywhere on the globe!) so she wanted to fill an album with pictures of her nieces and nephews at the Happiest Place on Earth, and this is what we came up with: Watermarked1(2017-08-07-0724).jpg

The thing I love the best about this project? The Hand-Lettered Alphabet!

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My hand-writing is ATROCIOUS and this A.MAZ.ING. stamp set makes me look good! Check it out:

It’s like you can’t go wrong when you are stamping with these letters. Use a dark ink and they all blend together, like you are a PRO-Calligrapher! They are guaranteed to become your new favorite tool for scrapbooking and beyond.

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Gingham and Pig Tails

Did you know that I am LIVE each Monday at 12:30 on my Facebook Page? Today I showed how you can cut up your stamps to make them work better for your crafting needs and we made this stinkin’ cute card:

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Each of the This Little Piggy stamps comes with a saying attached to it, but if you order the clear mount stamp set and cut off the words, you can use the pigs alone, or mix and match with the greetings!

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Click here to order the stamp set!

Switch around the colors, and add a gingham ribbon, and you’ve got another card (which my guests created at the Card Class last Saturday): Watermarked1(2017-07-31-1300)

Because my Mother-in-Law has the largest pig collection in the western hemisphere, this card is off to thank her for the birthday gift she sent!

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Pop-Up Card on a Global (Design) Scale!

Usually I’m a simple crafter, but this card demanded to be spectacular for the Global Design Project Colour Challenge…

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The background scenery really took center stage on this card: The Hardwood and (new) Sheet Music background stamps were combined with the Layered Leaves embossing folder to create a sumptuous canvas for the Lovely Friends stamp set…but wait until you see the inside!

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Every time I open this card, I have to say “TAA DAA” out loud!!! This is the first time I was able to use the Lovely Laurel Thinlits and they were actually surprisingly simple:

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It looks daunting, but I edited a quick video to show you how easy and quick it goes together:

Click on any of the supplies to order and create a masterpiece yourself:
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