Friday, January 25, 2019

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #14

Today, I'm playing along with My Inky Friends Design Challenge #14. We would love it if you played along and joined in on the fun. All you have to do is design a card based on the sketch above, inspired by page 3 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! Upload a photo of your creation to the My Inky Friends Blog. After the link closes we will post a winner. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword MIFDC14 or use #MIFDC14 on social media. Here's my design, created with the Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit:
  • Follow the general design of the sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors will be listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
  • Create something new that has not been posted before.
  • Post your creation on your blog or online gallery. Please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky on the My Inky Friends Blog.
  • Feel free to combine with up to three challenges, as long as you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
  • Have fun!
The Timeline:

Fourth Friday of the Month- A New Challenge is Posted
Second Friday of the Month- the Linky Closes 
The 3rd Friday of the Month- Winner Announced

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit

  • Stamp Set: Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Epoxy Heart from the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, White Baker's Twine
  • Designer Series Paper: All My Love
  • Punch: Everyday Label Punch, Banner Triple Punch
  • Big Shot: Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Friday, January 11, 2019

My Inky Friends Time to Sale-a-Brate! Blog Hop 2019

It's time to Sale-a-Brate! Today I'm blog hopping with My Inky Friends where we are sharing Stampin' Up! creations made with items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. This brochure features products available for free with a $50 or $100 purchase. I'm featuring the Butterfly Elements, pressed wood embellishments, in butterflies, flowers and leaves. 

Should you get lost during the blog hop, you can find a list of participants on the My Inky Friends blog page.  You may have arrived from Mickey's blog, Paper ConversationBe sure to read all the way to the end and click the Next Blog to visit Sara's Blog, Lily's Ink Pad, where she is featuring the Botanical Butterfly DSP. 
The Butterfly Elements come with 84 pieces. I created four cards and a little embellishment for my Paper Snips. I wanted to show how you can color the wood with Stampin' Write Markers or the Stampin' Blends. I also love them natural. 
The elements are light weight so they adhere easily to your cardstock using Tombow Liquid Glue. 
I probably looked through the SAB brochure ten times. Then I finally noticed it! On page 8 there was a cute little tassel, attached to a string, attached to some paper snips. I had to make one! Here is my version. I used some leftover Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine and just did a simple braid. These embellishments were colored with the Stampin' Blends. 
All of my layouts, except for the "forever" card were cased from the SAB brochure. I like to use the samples as a starting point and go from there with what I have on hand. Click on any of the images for a close up. Please let me know if you have any questions about specific stamps used on each card. 
Thank you for stopping by! Please say hello and leave a comment. Click the Next button below to see Sara's creations at Lily's Ink Pad

I would love to be your demonstrator! You can order any of the supplies to make the cards featured above in my online store at
Butterfly Elements 149711 - Pressed wood includes 84 pieces. Largest piece: 2" x 1-1/2"
  • Stamps: Beauty Abounds, Meant to Be, Forever Lovely, Lasting Lily
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight
  • DSP: Wood Textures, Botanical Butterfly
  • Embellishments: Butterfly Elements, Linen Thread, Lace Trim, Colored Doilies, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Tools: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips
  • Big Shot: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Be Mine Stitched Framelits

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration 2019 has Arrived!

The 2019 Occasions Catalog is out! It's also Sale-A-Bration time. That means any $50 or $100 order from the Annual Catalog and/or the 2019 Occasions Catalog or items from the Clearance Rack online qualifies you to earn free products listed in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I have PDF links to the catalog and brochure on the right sidebar or you can view all of the catalogs at - just scroll to the bottom of the home page. 
Here's a little 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" card I created with the Amazing Life Stamp set featured on page 28 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog. I went to On Stage, which is the Stampin' Up! Convention that was in Orlando in November. The card on the left is a make and take sample we created at the convention. I changed it up a bit on the right to make it more masculine. This card was made from the Whisper White Narrow Note Card & Envelope pack on page 193 of the Annual Catalog. I didn't even realize these were in the catalog! The little envelopes are so cute. 

If you would like to sign up as a demonstrator during SAB, you can get $175 worth of Stampin' Up! products for just $99. Or, sign up for $129 and get $175 worth of products and the exclusive Craft and Carry Tote! Easily sign up under me online at

I would love to be your demonstrator! You can order any of the supplies to make the card featured above in my online store at 

  • Stamp: Amazing Life (2019 Occasions Catalog)
  • Colors and Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove
  • Embellishments: Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (2019 Occasions Catalog)
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Brusho (Gamboge), Stampin' Spritzer
  • Punches: Sprig Punch
  • Big Shot: Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

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