Stitched from the Heart ~ 25% Discount Nov 1-30

I previously posted about the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies that you can NOW purchase before the official release in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! I’m waiting on the UPS truck to arrive with my new goodies!! Yes, I took advantage of the 25% discount on certain items as well!! I provided a list in my previous post but here they are in a visual so you can actually see them! NOTE: Stitched Shapes Framelits will still be available after November 30.

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Happy Halloween to My Little Pumpkin, Theä!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted! Shame on me!! But I’m posting today! On a personal note, I’ve been having a few health problems which has landed me in the ER four times in the past four months, including this month (along with an Urgent Care visit). I’m doing okay for now but hoping that someone can fix me at some point! LOL! I still have another procedure to get through and then go from there. Moving on to a much happier topic . . . (BE SURE TO SEE SPECIAL AT BOTTOM OF POST!)

I made the cutest Halloween Card for my “Little Pumpkin”! Theä is my granddaughter who is 2 1/2 years old. She is in Texas and I’m in Illinois! I’m from Texas as well as my entire family of many generations. My husband (who is from Illinois) and I moved to IL on May 12, 2008. We haven’t got to spend a lot of time with Theä since she was born but I’m so thankful for Face Book and FaceTime! I’ll include some pictures of her in her Wonder Woman costume for Halloween. But first let me share my card I made for her. I usually refer to her as my “Little Pumpkin” when I’m talking to her so I just loved how my card turned out.

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I also made Halloween Tags for treat bags that my daughter, Tenaya, bought for Halloween goodies. These treat bags were for Theä’s classmates at her school she attends two days a week. These tags were so much fun to make!! I used Jar of Haunts Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog as well as the Jar of Love Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog. I used the large jar from the Jar of Love. There is SO MUCH you can do with these two stamp set including the coordinating framlits!

For the tags I used Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers for Candy Corn in the jar. I also used Pumpkin Pie marker for the “dripping goo”.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals under the front jar with the pumpkin face on it.

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Here are pictures that Tenaya sent me after receiving Theä’s Halloween Card & Tags!

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My beautiful “Little Pumpkin”! I just LOVE her so much! She is certainly a WONDER!

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Supplies . . .

For the tags I used Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers for Candy Corn in the jar. I also used Pumpkin Pie marker for the “dripping goo”.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals under the front jar with the pumpkin face on it.

Price: $110.00

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Stampin’ Up! Special . . . 

2016-10-su-specialTHIS SPECIAL ENDS OCTOBER 31ST!!

Hello September & Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog ~ NOW LIVE!

How exciting that September is here and fall is just around the corner, not to mention cool, crisp weather! In addition to this excitement is the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog that just went LIVE today! There are so many AMAZING products to be used for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and The New Year whether it’s for making cards, projects, treat bags, gift tags, gifts and the list goes on and on! Be sure to check out all the wonderful kits that SU offers! These kits are also great for a family project to do with kids. Click on the catalog image to download the holiday catalog!

Stampin' Up!'s 2016 Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog

CHECK OUT THESE HOLIDAY SAMPLES . . . (SO MANY MORE)

Quick & Easy p. 4-5

Quick & Easy p. 4-5

Bundle & Save 10% p. 52

Bundle & Save 10% p. 52

Twinkle Tree p. 28

Twinkle Tree p. 28

Basket of Wishes p. 49

Basket of Wishes p. 49

Halloween Treat p. 54

Halloween Treat p. 54

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST . . .

The Thoughtful Branches Limited Edition bundle set is STILL available ONLY while supplies last! Stampin’ Up! announced that they will continue to sell the Beautiful Branches bundle while supplies last. BUT once the current supply is out, it’s gone forever and will not be included in future catalogs! I’ve been torn about getting this set because I’ve seen some AMAZING cards and projects using this bundle! To see more information on this item click HERE! You can also buy these items separately.

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Thoughtful Branches Item #144328

SPECIAL OFFER . . .

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Between Sept 1 and Sept 21, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% discount on a handful of items from the 2016 Annual Catalog! There will be 3 weeks with DIFFERENT Special Offers! The first week will be Sept 1 through Sept 7! So be sure to check back each week to see NEW Special Offers! Be sure to add these items to your Holiday Catalog order! AND don’t forget to check out the CLEARANCE RACK while you are at it! Who doesn’t LOVE a great bargain! Here are the items discounted starting today and click HERE for more information!

Special Offer Week 1

Special Offer Week 1

PAPER PUMPKIN SPECIAL:

BOGO ~ First Paper Pumpkin Subscribers ~ CLICK HERE for more information about this GREAT DEAL! Believe me, you’ll LOVE receiving this Delightful, Crafting, Surprise! Every month!

I hope I’ve not overwhelmed you with all that is going on! If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

ONE MORE THING . . . if you have been visiting my blog, you know I’ve had issues with my subscription widget. If you subscribe, you WILL get a confirmation email to confirm your subscription BUT for some reason when I post NO email notification is being sent out letting you know I have a new post. I’m waiting on Tech Support (once again) to help me out with this issue. I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience! 

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Time is Running Out on Thoughtful Branches!

ON A PERSONAL NOTE . . . I’ve had trouble with my MailMunch Subscription Widget that is located in the Right Side Bar of my Web site. You know . . . where you enter your email address and then click Subscribe Here! so you can receive an email whenever I create a post to be shared with you. EVIDENTLY IT HAS NEVER WORKED! UGH! I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m the only one who has handled the creation of my Web site. I’m am not a technology guru but I know just enough to get me by and that includes trial and error! So are this has been my only problem! Knock on wood! That being said please read the FYI below!

FYI . . . If you have received an email confirmation to confirm subscribing to my blog, it’s because you had subscribed in the past. I’ve tested this out with two other email addresses (one being my daughter) and so far receiving an email confirmation works! So all you need to do is CONFIRM! Easy Peasy! Now the true test is when I upload today’s post, I will be able to confirm that “yep, it’s working”! Keeping my fingers crossed!

ONE MORE THING . . . If you receive an email confirmation and then visit my blog, please leave me a comment on today’s post. That way I will know that I don’t have to update your information since you had subscribed in the past at some point. I do have a list of emails that had subscribed in the past. That way I will know that I don’t need to go back and update your information. Thank you so much in advance! I apologize for any inconvenience as well! 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT . . . 

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Thoughtful Branches

The last date to get this exclusive, limited-time bundle Thoughtful Branches is Aug. 31st! That is tomorrow! I have seen so many wonderful cards AND projects using this bundle. Of course, you can do plenty with just the stamp set as well! I personally don’t have this bundle or even the stamp set but I wanted to share it with you just in case it’s a “I can’t live without this!” type of emotion! 😉 This bundle is ONLY available August 31, 2016 or until supplies last! Personally, I really LOVE this set and I’ve been just itching to order! I posted about this back on Aug. 8th if you want to go back and check out more images with this bundle.

STAMPIN’ UP! SPECIAL:

BOGO ~ First Paper Pumpkin Subscribers ~ CLICK HERE for more information about this GREAT DEAL! Believe me, you’ll LOVE receiving this Delightful, Crafting, Surprise! Every month!

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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BOGO ~ First Time Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!

BOGO ALERT! I love a great BOGO deal! Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com and PLEASE select me as your demonstrator. Offer ends October 10.

PLEASE NOTE: For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE!

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BOGO Dates: August 11 – October 10, 2016

BOGO Details: Use promo code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com, pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included in price) and get the second month FREE!

BOGO Note:

  • IMPORTANT – Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months as that will make the offer VOID.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included in price) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • BOGO is ONLY for FIRST time subscribers.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 and the last day to subscribe to get the October Kit.
  • Please don’t forget to select me as your demonstrator! 😉

Favorite Past Kits:

2016.6 Banner Surprise Kit

2016.5 Many Manly Occasions Kit

2016.2 Hello Sunshine Kit

2015.12 One Great Year Kit

2015.9 Wiskedly Sweet Treat Kit

2015.10 Blissful Bouquet Kit2015.8 Chalk it Up To Love Kit

 

I, personally, started subscribing to Paper Pumpkin last August and I have LOVED each and every kit! Plus it’s like getting a GIFT every month OR you can even GIFT your kit to someone else for birthdays, Christmas, a thank you gift or a just because gift! Unbox and unwind with Paper Pumpkin! Whether you are a stamping pro or a newbie, you’ll love Paper Pumpkin! Each kit is a new surprise filled with all the stamps, ink, embellishments, and paper you need to make amazing cards and and sometimes it could be a 3-D projects or home decor! Instructions included! Once you sign up you’ll also receive a monthly email with a video for that month’s kit and alternate ideas for the kit! SWEET, huh?!

On a personal note . . . I’ve had trouble with my MailMunch Subscription Widget that is located in the Right Side Bar of my Web site. You know . . . where you enter your email address and then click Subscribe Here! so you can receive an email whenever I create a post to be shared with you. I let you in on a little secret, I’m the only one who has handled the creation of my Web site. I’m am not a technology guru but I know just enough to get me by and that includes trial and error! Well this is one of them! LOL! I was hoping that I had it fixed but no, not at this time! I’m still working with MailChimp PlugIn support on how to get it fixed. Response times are 24+ hours! Ugh! I will keep you posted one when it is up and working . . . until, PLEASE check back to see new posts!

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Thoughtful Branches ~ Exclusive, Limited-Time Bundle!

First things first, how about this exclusive, limited-time bundle Thoughtful Branches! I have seen so many wonderful cards AND projects using this bundle. Of course, you can do plenty with just the stamp set as well! I personally don’t have this bundle or even the stamp set but I wanted to share it with you just in case it’s a “I can’t live without this!” type of emotion! 😉 This bundle is ONLY available between August 2 and 31, 2016 or until supplies last!

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Thoughtful Branches

ALSO . . . You can use this set through out the year for ALL FOUR SEASONS and MANY OCCASIONS! Notice the cards created below as just some examples! You stamp set is REALLY versatile! Now that is what I call SWEET!

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Product List . . . 

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On a personal note. . . I’ve had trouble with my MailMunch Subscription Widget that is located in the Right Side Bar of my Web site. You know . . . where you enter your email address and then click Subscribe Here! so you can receive an email whenever I create a post to be shared with you. I let you in on a little secret, I’m the only one who has handled the creation of my Web site. I’m am not a technology guru but I know just enough to get me by and that includes trial and error! Well this is one of them! LOL! I’m hoping that I have it fixed FINALLY! But no one will know unless they RESUBSCRIBE!

I’m testing it out with this post . . . I’ll come back and update this post on how it works out for me! Until then, if you see this post check out this bundle while it’s available!

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Happy 30th Anniversary Card with FMS #234!

WOW! My Sweetheart and I have been married 30 YEARS TODAY! The odds were against us since we only knew each other for three weeks before getting married. I even turned him down the first time he asked me out! We met each other at a mutual friend’s apartment in our apartment complex in Houston, Bear Creek actually. It was a whirlwind after I finally said yes to having dinner with him! I don’t recommend getting married that quickly to someone but it has worked for us . . . and the rest is history! My Sweetheart is my best friend, my partner in life, the love of my life! I’d be lost without him!

Well on to my card, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to make a 30th Wedding Anniversary card. I did know my card needed to have the color green and pearls which signifies a 30th Wedding Anniversary. I really wanted to have some silver and the digits “30” on it but that didn’t happen. Sometimes I struggle when it comes to making cards and that is where layout sketches can really help! I loved this week’s sketch by Jen Timko over at Freshly Made Sketches! Here is my card . . .

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Freshly Made Sketches layout by Jen Timko . . .

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Be sure to visit Freshly Made Sketches to check out all the wonderful cards! I don’t always participate with each new weekly layout sketch but it’s one of my FAVORITE card challenge sites! I really appreciate all those involved in providing us with such a great card challenge site! Thank you!

On another personal note I have to share what my Sweetheart bought me for our 30th Wedding Anniversary! HE DID GOOD!! I LOVE Pandora Charms and look what he gave me to add to my collection! Squueeeel! Love ’em! Love him!

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I thought it would be fun to share two photos! This is us at the courthouse with 12 1/2 (baby involved) friends in attendance! I was 25 and he was 24 at the time. It was such a fun, happy day for us because we were crazy in love!

2016.4.29_Our_Wedding_JP Office2016.4.29_Wedding_PicI hope you enjoyed hearing about how I’ve been married to my Sweetheart for 30 years! We have one beautiful daughter, Tenaya, that is a blessing from God! I was told I wouldn’t be able to have children. She is now married with her own little blessing, Theä Sage who is 2 yrs old. We are so very blessed!

SUPPLIES:

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 PAPER SIZES:

  • Mossy Meadow card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White panel: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • English Garden DSP panel: 4-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ & 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (striped section)
  • Mossy Meadow sentiment label: 2-3/4″ x 7/8″
  • Whisper White sentiment label: 2-1/2″ x 1/2″

Sometimes I don’t add certain things to my supply list because it’s just a given that I use certain products when I create a card. I can’t tell you how much I LOVE my Stampin’ Trimmer! I had a different brand for many years and continued using it even after it had broken while awaiting the release Stampin’ Up!’s new Stampin’ Trimmer. I’ve been using this since it was available  . . . perhaps two years ago or so now. You can’t go wrong with this trimmer!

If you haven’t use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, you are totally missing out! I attended a card club for a couple of years and NEVER was exposed to this product! This product should’ve been introduced from the get go as many of us would voice our disappointment when we would stamp our sentiment and it would be crooked! This is back when SU only offered Wood Mount stamp sets. I LOVE my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig!

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Video! Plus Paper Pumpkin on a Personal Note

I just subscribed to Paper Pumpkin myself starting in August! Stampin’ Up! (SU) had a promotion for 50% discount for two months with a new subscription to Paper Pumpkin. I knew immediately I was going to FINALLY subscribe to this monthly kit.

I LOVE both of my monthly kits! In the beginning of Paper Pumpkin, I wasn’t that thrilled with the kits (I have to be honest here!). They were okay but I didn’t feel the “OMGoodness I want that” factor! BUT since the beginning of the year, each and every kit has been awesome and have had a WOW! factor to them! I am really happy that I am now a monthly subscriber for the following reasons:

  • I love to craft and each kit is unique!
  • I get a surprise in the mail each month! (I normally don’t like surprises!)
  • I can give my kit(s) as a Birthday gift, a Just Because gift, a Friendship gift, a Christmas gift (See where I’m going with all of this?)
  • I can share and create with a friend!
  • I can have creative fun time with a grandchild, niece or nephew, or ______ (you fill in the blank!)
  • PLUS I can order refill kits or past kits! Now that is awesome! (I plan on ordering September’s Refill Kit, you’ll see why – Look Down, and look down further – video!)

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Get Started becoming a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber!

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by clicking HERE. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep! Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family each and every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  1. Each month, you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project – cards, journals, decor, and more! Everything is color coordinated, measured, and cut for you!! (Time Saver!)
  2. Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories – everything but adhesive.
  3. Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  4. Kits are shipped on or around the 15th of the month.
  5. You will need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up after the 10th, you’ll receive next month’s kit.
  6. A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (shipping is included!).
  7. There is NO COMMITMENT, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime!
  8. FYI – You can even skip a month if you want!
  9. Remember as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can even go back and order refill kits and past kits!
  10. Plus you can do 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, and One year prepaid subscriptions!
    1. 6-month subscription – Save $1 every month with a six month subscription.
    2. 1-year subscription – Save $2 every month with a one year subscription.

Here is September’s Paper Pumpkin Kit – Video

Until next time! Have a Fantastic Friday!

 

My First Post – Showcasing My First Card

We all start somewhere and for me, it began back in June of 2008! I attended my very first Card Club and made this card! Isn’t it SWEET!! I had NO IDEA what in the heck I was doing as everyone around me was producing their cards in a very timely manner! But not me! That’s okay though as I managed with the help of others around me. That’s one thing I love about crafters, they are so enthusiastic about inking, stamping, and crafting; they love to share it with others!

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I was first introduced to Stampin’ Up! that night! I had NEVER heard of Stampin’ Up! (SU) before that night! My husband and I just moved from my home state of Texas to his home state of Illinois on May 12, 2008. Yes, I remember the date! LOL! I always knew one day I’d end up in Illinois when we got older. We lived our first 22 years married in Texas and I suppose we’ll finish our days out in Illinois. One never knows though!! It was difficult leaving my home state of Texas, my family, friends, and relatives all behind! But when I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Card Club as a guest with one of my husband’s relatives, I was HOOKED! I loved inking, stamping, and creating cards not to mention meeting a wonderful group of ladies! I so looked forward to that SU Card Club each and every month. I finally signed up as a SU Demonstrator in March, 2011. I hate to admit that I am my own best customer! LOL!

Please come back to see me here on So Inking Sweet! I’m just getting my feet wet with my Web site. Please excuse any hiccups as I’ve developed this site on my own. If there is a problem, please leave me a comment! Also I hope you’ll subscribe to my blog and head over to my So Inking Sweet FB page and click LIKE! If you’d like to know a little more about me, click “About Me” up on my Top Navigation Bar (at the VERY top of the page)! Until Next Time!

FYI – Shop Now on my Navigation Bar will take you to my SU Online Store. If you don’t see my name up in the top right hand corner then, please let me know. The link has worked every time I have tested it except once it took me to stampinup.com and that’s okay too. You can find me through the Demonstrator Locator there as well.