Sweet Valentine & Tasteful Touches!

Don’t you just LOVE my card?! I know my SWEET HUBBY will love it! Slim Line cards are all the rage these days so I jumped onto that band wagon! This is my very first Slim Line card and I’m sure it won’t be my last. I am tickled PETAL PINK how my card turned out! LOL! When I brainstorm a card design, I pick out a few things I know that I want to use. In this case it was the heart and the “Love you” stamp from the January 2021 Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit plus the left over heart embellishments. Do you see them inside the heart?

I used my last large heart embellishment under the sentiment, which is from the Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set. I LOVE the coordinating Tasteful Labels Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Dies. You can buy the stamp set and dies separately or buy them as a bundle and SAVE 10%.

I also knew that I wanted to use Poppy Parade and Petal Pink. January 2021 Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit included a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot and Petal Pink was one of the coordinating colors in the kit. I used the heart stamp for the focal image and to also create my own DSP (Designer Series Paper), which is so simple to do. I just stamped onto Petal Pink cardstock using the heart stamp. My card base is Poppy Parade. By the way, what do you think about how I did the ribbon? I struggled on how I was going to utilize ribbon as I don’t have a lot of current ribbon on hand. The only current white ribbon I have is Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon so that is what I used on my card. Then I had to figure out how I wanted to do the ribbon. I came up with loops! What do you think?!

Taking pictures of my cards are a real struggle as I fight for natural light! There are no windows in my Hobby Nook. Our home has a lot of windows but we sit at a diagonal of the sunrise and sunset.

I used a sentiment from Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set on my inside panel. By the way, you can use other stamps such as the Always In My Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set for the focal heart image. You can see it in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog #154337 page 12 $18.00. Check it out! You can download the catalog from the right side of my blog! Purchase $75 in product (before shipping/taxes) before the end of March and you’ll receive the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Our current annual catalog ends May 3, 2021.

CARD DETAILS

  • Poppy Parade Base 7-1/2″ x 9″ | Score at 3-3/4″
  • Basic White Panel 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Petal Pink Panel 1″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White Inside Panel 8-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Heart images stamped in Petal Pink
  • Sentiments stamped in Poppy Parade | Use Clear Blocks or Stamparatus for stamping.
  • Add Embellishments
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon | 4-3/4″ strip dove tailed & enough to create 6 continuous loops. Tip: I just used a long strip of scotch tape to secure the loops on back of label. The I added the strip to go straight across.
  • Pop up main sentiment die cut label with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Add panels using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It’s more forgiving to situate the panels into place on the card base.
  • I would love to know what you think about my Slim Line card! Please leave me a comment!

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DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

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  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects!

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

Here’s To You & FREE Gift!

Whose ready for some SPRINGTIME adventures?!

March Paper Pumpkin Kit ~ Here’s To You ~ Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. Also it’s a perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four FREE STENCILS and a STAMPIN’ SPONGE that you’ll find inside! This is a FIRST to have stencils and a stamping sponge in a kit! Speaking of the sponge, it can be cut into quarters to be used with different ink colors! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. This will definitely be a FUN kit!

KIT DETAILS

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards | 4 each of 2 designs | coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.
  • Always includes Stampin’ Spot (different colors each month through the year!)

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February and 10 March HERE which takes you to my Paper Pumpkin Demonstrator’s page. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. Have questions or need help? Contact Me!

Check out this SNEAK PEEK VIDEO of the upcoming ~ Here’s to You ~ March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! I’m so excited about the FREE GIFT of the four stencils and Stampin’ Sponge!

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Subscribe monthly (includes shipping) or buy a prepaid subscription!
  • Subscribe on or before the 10th to receive this month’s kit.
  • Kits ship out around the 15th of each month, once it ships then you’ll be billed.
  • Your first kit includes a FREE clear stamping block!
  • You can skip a month or cancel subscription at anytime! No obligations!
  • Receive a monthly newsletter that includes an unboxing video of latest kit, alternate projects, coordinating products, and refill/past kits (if available).
  • Monthly subscriptions allow you to build up your collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects.
  • Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting!
  • At times COORDINATING products will be offered, which can be purchased separately.
  • Have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion!
  • Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service by Stampin’ Up!, which is a leader in the world of stamping, papercrafting, and cardmaking.
  • SUBSCRIBE MONTHLY HERE for $22.00 a month (shipping included).
  • During Sale-A-Bration (SAB) – you can EARN a FREE SAB item with 3 Month Prepaid Subscription! Earn more free items with each level of spending.
  • See PREPAID Paper Pumpkin in the below table. Just click on the one you are interested in purchasing.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store!

DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!

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

Sending Hearts & Bouquet of Hope

DURING Sale-A-Bration (SAB) – Prepaid 3 months or more will EARN you FREE item(s) from the SAB selection through 28 February!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.

This monthly subscription will surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $22.00 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

Subscribe by the 10th of any month to receive that month’s kit. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

SENDING HEARTS PAPER PUMPKIN KIT – JANUARY’S KIT

This kit was so much FUN to make! It had all the supplies to create 8 cards to send out for Valentine’s Day. You can make your cards exactly as instructed or simply implement your own creative style. I usually make the cards as instructed because I love them just the way they are designed!

BOUQUET OF HOPE PAPER PUMPKIN – FEBURARY’S KIT

You can STILL get this kit IF you place your order by the end of today! February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bouquet of Hope – provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time.

DETAILS OF THE KIT

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • COORDINATES with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item | #155223 | Earn this pack of paper for FREE with a purchase of $50 USD or more during the Sale-A-Bration promotion which ends 28 February. To learn more about Sale-A-Bration, click here!

Sign up over on my Paper Pumpkin Pumpkin page HERE to start your monthly subscription or prepaid subscriptions with me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription includes shipping in the price of each kit. Questions? Contact me!

BTW did you know you can purchase an Ink Refill Bottle for the Ink Spots that are included in each kit?

DID YOU KNOW that you can purchase just ONE Paper Pumpkin Kit to give it a whirl?! Just use item #137858 for a 1 MONTH Subscription for $21.00 BUT the shipping is NOT included, which is an additional $6.95! ATTENTION! Doing a MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION is $22.00 which DOES include the shipping and you can cancel anytime. Hummmm? I know which one I would do . . . the monthly!

DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!

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

Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick Bundles – Now Available!

TWO NEW BUNDLES are now available! The Hey Chick stamp set is back!  This cute and quirky little stamp set from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Brochure has returned along with a coordinating die set. This stamp set was VERY POPULAR and I’m sure it will be again!

Hey Chick
     – Cling Stamp Set | Item #158190
     – Chick Dies | Item #158199 | 19 Dies
     – Bundle includes Stamp Set & Dies | Item #158627 | 10% Discount

The Hey Birthday Chick Cling stamp set is the Stampin’ Up! 2021 January-June Mini catalog on page 52 but it NOW has a coordinating die set!

Hey Birthday Chick
     – Cling Stamp Set | Item #154464
     – Birthday Chick Dies | Item #158200 | 11 Dies
     – Bundle includes Stamp Set & Dies | Item #158631 | 10% Discount

INSPIRATION GALLERY

Printable Flyer | Click to Print

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DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON!

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store here to see all the SAB items!

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!

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

Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards!

I LOVE to make SIMPLE cards that have just a bit of WOW to them! I believe that anyone can create a card. If you are a beginner, you could definitely create this card. This is a super EASY card that even you can do! Using the Stamparatus tool truly makes projects like this go much quicker with precision stamping but you can also just use the Acrylic Clear Blocks.

Evidently I mailed my stepped up card that I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to my dad without getting a picture of it before doing so! I don’t have time to replicate it at this point but you’ll see it in my video. The difference between these two cards, other than using 3 different colors, is that I added a coordinating card base to match the pond (or lake). It’s still a simple card with just a bit more appeal.

I’m still VERY NEW to doing videos so please bear with me when you are watching! After I’ve done a video and watch the replay, I am my own worse critic!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set 
  • Cardstock:
    • Whisper White Thick 8-1/2” X 5-1/2” Base – Scored at 4-1/4” (NOW BASIC WHITE! SEE INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Misty Moonlight – Pond (or Lake)
    • Gray Granite – Upper Mountains
    • Early Espresso – Deer
    • Soft Suede – Sentiment for outside/inside
    • Crumb Cake – Lower Mountains
    • Shaded Spruce – Trees
    • Cherry Cobbler – Little Bird
  • Tools: Stamparatus (or use Acrylic Clear Blocks), Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Shammy

For the stepped up version(s), I added a coordinating cardstock for the base that matches the pond. I then decided to use Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some glitter to the mountain for a snow effect. I also switched out the Misty Moonlight, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler to Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Merry Merlot. With doing that you might as well add on Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray and buy the Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle!

Just a Note: You can use regular Basic White Cardstock verses Thick when just doing a front panel on a colored cardstock base.

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OOPS! If you do the stepped up version then you’ll need an adhesive to adhere your front panel to your card base. Stampin’ Seal #152813 or TomBow Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue #110755. The TomBow glue is more forgiving which allows you to position certain items a bit easier into place. Either one will work great though!

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel! 
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!

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


NEW BASIC WHITE PRODUCTS

Whisper White is no longer available. Stampin’ Up!’s supplier’s mill permanently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The following Basic White products are now available for you and your customers! I’ve added a PDF flyer that you can download to use until the new Annual Catalog is released.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)
Be sure to watch for more information regarding Basic White Paper products!
This is what your PDF FLYER will look like once you download!

It’s a New Year and New Mini & SAB!

Well I have certainly been in hiatus since November 10! I didn’t realize it had been that long since I had posted to my blog. It’s time for me to get back into the swing of things around here! I can share all kinds of reasons for the lack of posting but honestly, I just couldn’t get myself on track. I’ve made cards and I’ve even done several videos that I didn’t upload to my YouTube Channel because I felt they were not good enough to share. I think that I just need to quit over thinking things, letting myself get overwhelmed with all the ideas and/or thinking that it’s a wasted effort as I don’t really have any subscribers to my blog. Well, I do but I have less than 20 subscribers for which I’m thankful for each and every one of you! Having said all of that, if I’m not blogging with some consistency then I’m to blame for my own failure as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Actually I’ve NOT tried very hard to share what I love about Stampin’ Up! products or sharing my creations. That really needs to change this year! I need to do a MUCH better job putting myself out there as well so I hope you’ll bear with me.

Speaking of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’ve NEVER been a PUSHY direct sales person and that is okay. NO ONE likes a pushy person! I signed up to be a SU Demo for the instant 20% savings that I get as a demonstrator, not to mention that I get to see up coming promotions and the opportunity to buy products before the public. Speaking of the instant 20% savings, I believe I have promoted to Bronze Elite and my instant saving will go up to 25% savings! That would be AWESOME! I won’t know until the January 6 if I made it. I LOVE creating with ALL Stampin’ Up! products and you just can’t beat the quality and the coordination between products which includes inks, card stock, embellishments and not to mention stamp sets, dies, and punches! Hang in there with me here as I will be sharing more about how you, too, can be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and why it’s a GREAT time to sign up! Okay let’s move on because it that time for . . .

The NEW January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ) is here and that means it’s also Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time! If you have placed an order with me in the last 6 months, you should have received your Mini Catalog & SAB Brochure by now. If not, please let me know.

Watch this short little video to get a peek inside!

During Sale-A-Bration, beginning TODAY, both Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and customers can earn FREE products. For every $50 and $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), you can choose between two purchasing levels of FREE products. Who doesn’t love FREE stuff?!

ALSO during SAB time, it’s a GREAT TIME to JOIN Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator! Consider joining my team, The Sweet Inkers! Being a demonstrator definitely has its perks! Right now if you join, you’ll not only get the kit for $99 (choose $125 worth of products) plus it ships for FREE! Wait . . . there is more! You’ll also get a FREE assortment of six 6″ x 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper which includes: Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper. WAIT! There is MORE! You’ll also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit as well ($22 Value)! Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

  • No obligation! Purchase your kit and do nothing else OR continue being a demonstrator. No RISK! No Penalty! Drop at anytime!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
  • To remain an active demonstrator, achieve $300 in sales each quarter which includes your purchases as well. The quarters are January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December. From the time you join through the end of the first FULL Stampin’ Up! quarter, you’ll be able to enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits.
  • Questions? Contact me! I’ll be happy to assist you!
  • Ready to JOIN NOW? Just click on the link, Join my Team, at the very top right of this page to sign up to become a Sweet Inker!

I hope that I’ve given you something to think about! Signing up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for just $99 is an AWESOME DEAL! You’ll get to choose the products for your kit and you’ll receive additional products which includes DSP and a Paper Pumpkin Kit! Plus you’ll get business supplies to get you started as well. Plus I’m here to help you as your team leader!

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!

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

Sneak Peek from On Stage!

I had to pleasure to attend this years On Stage event along with over 10,000 other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Although it was a virtual event, hence the name OnStage@Home, it was a lot of fun to be able to participate. It was AWESOME getting a SNEEK PEEK at the upcoming products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog! My card above is one of the cards that I was able to make along with the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, which was one of the many presenters. This part of the event was called Stamp & Share Experience. I opted to buy Dandy Garden Project Collection (Jan-Jun Mini Catalog products) prior to the event. Attendees were provided with a list of items (suggested alternate items were included) needed along with measurements to be able to join in and make cards along with the presenter. I’m sorry to admit that I do not have the SU Demo’s name so I can give her credit for her design. I like to give credit where credit is due! I truly love the layout and design of her card. Here it is without the punched dragonflies . . .

There are THREE different types of card makers and/or scrapbookers or just crafters in general: Beginner, Casual, and Avid. This card style is what I would call SIMPLE and for a beginner. BTW, I love simple cards! Adding the punched little dragonflies simply adds a bit more to the card which would appeal to a casual card maker. But what about adding some embellishments onto those little butterflies?! That would definitely step it up a bit more which would definitely appeal to an Avid crafter.

The beauty of making cards is that you can make them as simple as you want or you can step them up by adding just a bit more or a lot more! Regardless of the type of crafter you are, Stampin’ Up! products certainly makes it easy and fun when it comes to creating! Plus I love how Stampin’ Up! makes it SO EASY to coordinate between inks, ribbons, papers, embellishments . . . you really need to check out ALL their products! Be sure to visit my online store at https://tonyadenton.stampinup.net to see it ALL!

Speaking of products . . . this was my before prep for the Stamp & Share Experience. LOOK at all the 6″ x 6″ Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper! Love that paper! This DSP also coordinates with another stamp set that will also be available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ 2021).

I have my products grouped for each project (below) that was demonstrated by three different presenters! I’m sorry that I don’t have my other two cards to share at this time.

If you want to see a close up of the products from the Dandy Garden Project Collection that I was able to pre-order, visit this LINK. Remember these items are NOT available until the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog goes live in January.

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If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Swag Box & Product Reveal!

I’m attending OnStage@Home this year! It’s a virtual OnStage event this year so that means I’ll be attending but in the comfort of my Hobby Nook at home! OnStage provides inspiration and recognition for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. I chose to attend this year (my first time) so I’m excited!

What does that mean for me as a demonstrator? Well . . . I’m so glad you asked! I get to see new products in action from the upcoming January–June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. There will be lots of stamping and business presentations, plus I’ll receive messages from the home office, as well as the chance to virtually network with other demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff. I’m looking forward to this event and the motivation I’m sure I’ll receive by attending!

I’m working on doing videos and this is a CHALLENGE for me! I TRULY have a whole new appreciation for those who do videos! With that being said, I created TWO videos to share with you. The first one is me revealing what I received in my Swag Box prior to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage@Home event. People, I LOVE the bag not to mention the other goodies that were inside!

This second video is me sharing the Dragonfly Garden Collection that won’t be available until the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Although it’s currently not available for purchase, I wanted to share a sneak peak of these delightful goodies!

Remember that the Dragonfly Garden Collection isn’t available until the mini catalog goes live in January 2021. Here are some more images . . .

This isn’t my normal format of posting as I don’t have a card to share. I actually do have a card to share and I’ve even done a video so stay tuned! Actually, I’ve done several videos but haven’t shared them as of yet. I’m finding it difficult letting go . . . in other words, just let go and post the videos as none of them are going to be PERFECT! This is my challenge going forward regarding creating and sharing videos. Please pray for me! LOL!

Thank you for reading my post and hopefully you watched my two videos! Now I’ve got to get ready for tonight’s Recognition Event, which by the time you read this post I would have already watched it! Pat Benetar (yes you heard right!) is the headlining entertainment to kick off this year’s OnStage@Home Virtual Event! That just tells me it will be a “rocking” event! LOL! Friday (now today) is the General Session and Stamp & Share Experience then Saturday is another all day event with different presentations to watch, learn, and receive inspiration and motivation!

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If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Hey There, Pumpkin!

It was really fun creating this Halloween card for our granddaughter, Theä! She is six years old and I’ve always called her my little “Pumpkin”. Hopefully she’ll get a smile when she opens her Halloween card, which also has a little SWEET TREAT that’s hidden inside! She is our one and only grandchild and she makes us smile! Which the inside sentiment says just that, “You make me smile!”

Creating the plaid background panel was a real treat because I’ve not done this little technique until now. I enjoyed the process and it’ll take me another time to get it just right. I’ll explain further in the card making details.

My card colors were inspired by a card challenge that I didn’t participate in due to lack of time. My card was done but I just didn’t have enough time to get it posted and linked before the deadline. I’ll still share the Color Challenge 397 image; which is also a link to that particular challenge so you can view the other wonderful cards over at the Paper Craft Crew.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Harvest Hellos & Buffalo Check Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock:
    • Base – Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Scored at 4-1/4″
    • Front Panel – Highland Heather 3-3/4″ x 5″
    • Plaid Panel – Whisper White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ to make plaid background panel
    • Inside panel – Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • WW (2″ x 5/8″) & Highland Heather (2-5/8″ x 3/4″) for punch/die pieces for sentiment.
    • Pumpkin Pie & Just Jade pieces for punched pumpkin face/stem and leaf (stamp & fussy cut)
  • Ink Pads: Bumblebee & Just Jade & Pumpkin Pie & Jet Black Stazon
  • Stampin’ Write Markers:  Highland Heather & Just Jade
  • Tools: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Apple Builder Punch, Stamparatus (or use blocks A, B, D & F), Adhesives – Stampin’ Seal/Tombow Glue/Mini Glue Dots/ Temporary, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Ruler (for adding the plaid lines in the buffalo check).

Using the Stamparatus & Small Grid Paper: Stamp the background stamp onto the grid. Position the WW panel (to create plaid background) with buffalo checks lined up behind it, then place down with a small portion of temporary adhesive to keep in place. Ink up background stamp and stamp image, may need to repeat. 

Using Ruler: Create lines with Stampin’ Write Markers using the ruler to make vertical lines and horizontal lines within the buffalo check to create the plaid panel. My vertical lines are Just Jade and my horizontal lines are Highland Heather. I love how it turned out that I have more Highland Heather lines to coordinate with the Highland Heather panel. NOTE: If you don’t have the Stampin’ Write Marker Highland Heather or Just Jade, use Stampin’ Blends which will be in the product table as well. I have the single Stampin’ Write Marker but you have to buy the Stampin’ Write Markers in the color families to get the one marker or better yet, buy the entire set of markers, Many Marvelous Markers and then you’ll also get the case! Refer to my image to see where I’ve placed the lines.

TIP: Be careful not to drag the ink with your ruler as I found out the hard way! Wipe ink from the ruler before using second color then wipe clean when finished.

Assemble: From here just refer back to my card and assemble!

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Heartfelt Sunflower Sympathy & PCC396

It’s always hard to think about having to make a sympathy card when there has been a loss in ones family. My husband’s aunt recently lost her husband this past week. I believe they’ve been married over 50 years (if my memory serves me right). I had a card already picked out to send that I had made from a Paper Pumpkin Kit, which is a paper craft subscription offered through Stampin’ Up!. I’ll actually be sending that card to my husband’s aunt’s daughter-in-law who just lost her mother two days prior from the COVID-19 virus. You know the saying, “When it rains, it pours!” My heart just breaks for this family!

When making this card, I decided to use a card layout provided by the Paper Craft Crew over at www.papercraftcrew.com. I wasn’t going to participate in this challenge but I decided at the last minute to go ahead and do this post today. I made my card yesterday but I just didn’t have time to get my post done and schedule it to publish over night. So here I am today. Here is the layout called Vertical Sketch Challenge #PCC396:

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate sSunflower Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock:
    • Base – Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Scored at 4-1/4″
    • Front Panel – Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″; Embossed
    • 2 Panels 6″ x 6″ DSP Flowers For Every Season – 3″ x 4-1/4″ each
    • WW (2″ x 5/8″) & Misty Moonlight (2-5/8″ x 3/4″) for punch/die pieces
  • See Product Table for other items used

I stamped the smaller sunflower twice with my Bumblebee ink pad using the Stamparatus. Before stamping it for the second time for another flower, I wiped the leaves off and used Just Jade Stampin’ Write Marker on the leaves and stamped it once more. I ended up using the Bermuda Bay LT to then color the leaves in which really blended well with the DSP leaves. 

I used Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the flowers in the outer center of the flowers. Then I used the Daffodil Delight DK/LT Stampin’ Blends on out from there to add more color to the flowers. I replicated the center of the sunflowers from the DSP by using the Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. 

For the label, cut 2-5/8” x ¾” Misty Moonlight then add your WW label, which is 2” x 5/8”. Stamp the sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink pad. I actually stamped the sentiment before cutting. I then popped it up with three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: I cut another WW label to adhere another layer to the back of the sentiment label to add a bit more depth. 

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 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

 Please SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 

 When ordering PLEASE USE my October Host Code EPVDPAU6! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

QUICK LINKS FOR SAVINGS!

  • SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020
    • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
    • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
    • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
    • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
    • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 60% savings!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!