Retired but Not Forgotten! Color Challenge PP270!

I haven’t participate with the Paper Players since 2012! I’m so excited about sharing my card today that meets their challenge of colors: Black + White + Silver or Gold plus one Color of my choice! I chose Silver and Poppy Parade (retired card stock). I made this card for my hubby whom I love so dearly! He is the BEST HUSBAND and my MY BEST FRIEND, whom I love with all my heart and soul! I wanted my card to have some elegance and I think I achieved it.

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My title “Retired but Not Forgotten!” has to do with the fact that I used some items that are now retired from Stampin’ Up! BUT you can easily tweak this layout and colors to make it your own! This could also be used as a Valentine’s card or even a Wedding card. I will include “My Recipe” below but first check out the color challenge from the Paper Players!

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My Recipe: 

  • Stamp Set: Punch Potpourri, Something to Celebrate (both retired Hostess Sets)
  • Card Stock: Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Paperbilities Special Occasion (non SU – sorry!)
  • Ink Colors: StazOn Jet Black
  • Accessories: 3/8″ Whisper Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
  • Tools: Full Heart Punch (retired), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I used cardstock from Special Occasions that has some elegance to it. The silvery gray paper has a pin-striping affect to it to add some dimension to the bottom half of my card as well as the top heart. I popped the hearts with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the formal look of my card! How about you?

I would love to hear from you! What do you think my card today? Do you think you could replicate it in some way? I bet you can because everyone has a bit of creativity within themselves! I find my inner creativity with the help of card challenges that helps me with layouts and/or color combinations! Like this one from the Paper Player!

If you have any questions or are interested in Stampin’ Up products, contact me!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

 

Thinking of You! PPA274 & SUO135 & Tuesday’s Weekly Deals

Remember this stamp set from my post back on September 28th? This stamp set is SO versatile! Sheltering Tree, a photopolymer stamp set, can be used for ALL four seasons and many occasions! The possibilities of use for each of the stamps in this set is endless! I can easily say this is one of my favorites!! Go back and check out my card on 9.28.2015 and check out today’s card! You can be sure that I’ll be using this stamp set again and again!

I made my brother, Markus, a card today that I’m entering into two challenges. I love all three of my brothers but Markus is that “special” brother who truly needs to know how much I love him, always! So I made today’s card with him in mind and it’s getting mailed today! I know it will brighten his day immensely when he receive it in the mail!

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My first card challenge is a color challenge with Pals Paper Arts! Check out these colors for this challenge! LOVE ’em! Notice in my card how the over lapping of Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral makes an orange color? It actually looks like I used four colors on my card! I entered two challenges back in 2012 with Pals Paper Arts. I plan on participating with Pals Paper Arts much more in the future! It’s a great card challenge site with designers that are just over the top with talent!

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Also check out SU-Only Challenges Web site! It’s a card challenge site that is totally Stampin’ Up! as you are only allowed to use SU products! I’m certainly okay about that aspect! My card is entered into SUO Challenge #135 – Fall Fun! It’s been a LONG time since I participated with SUO, 2012! Back in March 2012 I made Top 3 in a “Think Spring” challenge! I made a card for my daughter who was getting married. You can see it below! 🙂

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I truly have NOT been on the band wagon entering challenges for several years. Since I finally created my own Website/Blog, I’ve been A LOT better about it. I’m not uber talented but I enjoy just participating with color and layout challenges! It helps me to be more creative!!

Here is my supply list for my Thinking of You card . . . 

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FYI:  In the Annual Catalog, p.89., it suggests clear blocks: a, b, e, h to be used with the Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set. In reality you can use just the Clear Block E if you are just starting out! Some people may feel that using a large clear block with little stamps may not feel right but it can be done. Just thought I would point that out to you!

Check out Tuesday’s Weekly Deals!! 

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The Perfect Pines Framelits Dies coordinates with Peaceful Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set in the Holiday Catalog (p. 17). You can also bundle those two items and save 15%! AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE RACK!! 

I hope you like today’s card that I made for my brother, Markus!! I know that he’ll LOVE it as his sister, me, made it especially for him! I would love to hear from you so won’t you please leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please contact me!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Joy to You! with FMS 211

Last week while I was uploading my card for Freshly Made Sketches, I was in a hurry to make the deadline. Not only did I get the challenge number wrong in my post title, the Linkup closed while I was uploading! It seems when I try to get something done in a hurry, mistakes can and will occur! LOL! But I loved my card and I loved that sketch from last week!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge, and yes, once again time is of the essence! But I’ll make it this time. Perhaps I should not wait until Monday to get my card made! Did you notice that I didn’t use a stamp set or ink pad on my card?

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Here is the Freshly Made Sketch . . .

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I actually “fussy cut” my poinsettia’s from Home for Christmas DSP! LOVE that paper! It’s in the Holiday Catalog on p. 9! I used Merry Moments DSP from the Annual catalog for the base, p. 143. I also used my Wonderful Wreath Framelits for the first time. I think it really made my card! What do you think? I hope you love my Christmas card!

TIP: I use SU’s NEW Fine-Tip Glue Pen for intricate glueing i.e. my word JOY. I wouldn’t use anything else to do this job! Also you can’t beat SU’s Paper Snips for “fussy cutting”!

Here are my supplies that I used . . .

I would love to hear from you! Please leave me a comment!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

SU’s Paper Pumpkin Subscription Details

Let me begin by stating that July 2015 Thanks A Latte Paper Pumpkin Kit (#140782 shown below) is now available ALONG with the refill kit (#140799). This kit is the one I missed out on due to not signing up until August. I LOVE this one! A LOT or should I say A Latte! LOL! Any who, this is a great kit not to mention I love the photopolymer stamp set in this one. This kit would be great to give as a Birthday gift, a Just Because gift, a Friendship gift, a Christmas gift . . . on so on! HINT: Be sure to read to the end of today’s post!

FYI: If you are already a subscriber (which I am), you can order past kits and/or refills! SWEET!!

          
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Get Started becoming a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber! Join Now!

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by clicking HERE (my online store) or click on Join Now! (mypaperpumpkin.com). If you do the latter, please make sure I’m your demonstrator before checking out! 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 past kits and/or refill 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.

Once you are a subscriber, you can order any of these past kits/refills! Check ’em out!

I’ve listed them starting with 2015 October’s refill kit going back to 2014 (in order). Check out the Filled with Love Kit and Refill Kit! Hmm, hmm . . . Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I know, I know . . . Christmas is just around the corner too! Oh, speaking of that check out the Simply Snowflake Kit! SWEET!

Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Past Refills that are Still Available!

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Remember, if you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me! Plus I welcome your comments! I would love to hear from you!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

 

Tuesday’s Weekly Deals & Clearance Rack!

It is a Terrific Tuesday and time for a new week of Tuesday’s Weekly Deals! Every Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! offers amazing deals on select products. We get a 25% discount on these items and sometimes the discount is even more! The product offering changes each week so be sure to check back to see what’s on sale!

I would like to point out the Flower Medallion Punch that is on sale this week! It pairs up with the following stamps sets:

Sale: $13.50

Price: $18.00

Sale: $2.25

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Sale: $9.59

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If you have any questions, be sure to contact me!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Truly Thankful with FMS201 & PP269!

I truly am thankful for a lot in my life! I am blessed in so many ways. One of my blessings is being able to have a hobby that I love to do and share! I’m thankful that I also have a bit a background in technology that allowed me to build my very own Web site this fall. I don’t know what took me so long! Most of all I am blessed and thankful for my husband, my best friend, and partner in life for nearly 30 years! He has always supported me and understands how much I love doing this paper crafting thing that I do! Well I had better get on with sharing my card to day!

My card today is for two challenges!

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I kept it simple as I LOVE simple! It also allows you to see that you too can make this type of card! I used my September’s Paper Pumpkin Kit’s Photopolymer Stamps and even the Stampin’ Spot that is Cajun Craze. You can use other small stamps to do this type of card and any color! Oh, and I love my brand new Hardwood Background Stamp Set (#133035)! It’s SWEET!! 🙂

Here is the layout from Freshly Made Sketches . . . I actually missed the deadline! I was in the process of uploading when the Linkup closed! I took the time to do the table below for the items I used knowing I was under the wire! I’m still thankful for the sketch! I LOVE IT! 

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Here is the theme for The Paper Players . . .

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If you have any questions, please contact me! If you like my card, won’t you please leave me a comment? I would love to hear from you!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Video! October’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!

I adore this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this kit there are 9 cards in 3 different sizes! Awesome! I also love the fresh, pretty colors of these cards. I can’t wait to assemble these cards and send them out! If you are someone who thinks they don’t have time to craft, then this is your answer. Everything you need in one simple box! It’s a time saver for sure! Check out the video below as well!

FYI: You can always change the look of your cards as you don’t have to assemble them as shown! In other words, you can apply your own creativity!

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Here is October’s Paper Pumpkin Kit Video

TIP: In the video, you see a Stampin’ Spot (it’s the little inker) that is used to ink up the photopolymer stamps. I suggest you lay the acrylic block down with the stamp facing up and ink up the stamp in that manner. BTW, you receive a FREE acrylic block with your first subscription! Let me show what I’m talking about while at the same time showing the acrylic block, along with my treat bag from September’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. Isn’t it just the cutest?!

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If you would LOVE to know more about how to become a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, read my post from October 2nd or wait until tomorrow’s post! If you have any questions, please contact me! I would love to hear any and all comments as well!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Gorgeous Grunge Birthday Card

I love it when I can whip together a quick, yet fun birthday card! I knew I wanted this to be a one layer card as time was not on my side. I made this birthday card for my nephew, Levi. He will be turning 12 next month.

 

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I love this color combination as it’s bright, cheerful, fun, and happy! I purposely, yes purposely, did not center the Happy Birthday sentiment, which is a fun font for the younger crowd! This card didn’t take any time at all to pull together. I LOVE simple, quick cards to be honest! You could mass produce this card for all the young males on your birthday list: sons, your son’s friends, nephews, cousins, . . . you get the point! This is just such a fun card! I’m definitely making more of these!

TIP: You can switch up the colors to make it more “girly girl”, if you will, for the girls!

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FYI: I actually have these two stamp sets in Clear Mount (CM). Depending on the stamp helps to determine whether I buy Wood Mount (WM) or CM. If the sentiments were smaller in size in the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set, I would have chosen WM. But I, like anyone, love to save money where I can so I bought both of these stamps sets in CM.

I hope you like my card today! I welcome any questions or comments! Oh, and be sure to subscribe to my Web site! Just type in your email address above in the right hand side bar and click “Subscribe Here”! That way you will receive an email notifying you that I have posted something new!

Tonya

Tuesday’s Weekly Deals & Clearance Rack

Don’t forget that each and every Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! offers amazing deals on select products! We (you and I) get a 25% discount on these items! PLUS don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack for GREAT discounts as well! (See Below)

Also, be sure to check out my last post that helps differentiate between the different types of stamps being offered by Stampin’ Up! If you have any questions, be sure to contact me or leave me a comment!

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Sale: $9.59

Price: $15.95

Sale: $1.19

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Sale: $14.99

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Sale: $1.59

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Remember, if you have any questions, be sure to contact me or leave me a comment!

Tonya

Save 15% on Stampin’ Up! Stamps for 5 Days ONLY!

This is a RARE occurrence for this type of promotion with Stampin’ Up!. Starting today, October 19, SAVE 15% off stamp sets! This promotion will be short lived for ONLY 5 DAYS!! This is a fabulous opportunity to purchase those stamp sets you’ve had on your wish list! If you don’t already have a wish list, get busy!! There is NO LIMIT or MINIMUM PURCHASE!

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Items NOT AVAILABLE  for this promotion:

  • Hostess Sets (also called Host Sets)
  • Rotary Stamps
  • Discounted Bundle Sets (already discounted 15%)
  • Discounted stamps (if any) on the Clearance Rack
  • Stamps purchased using a 50% Stampin’ Rewards discount

Don’t know a whole lot about our different type of stamps? Let me help!

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Stampin’ Up! offers three types of materials to meet your needs for any project! Look at each stamp set description to see what material it’s offered in. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

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PHOTOPOLYMER

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Don’t forget about our Weekly Deals!

This offer ends tonight! ~ Online Orders: Oct 19, 2015 by 11:55 (MT) ~

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Don’t forget about our Clearance Rack!

Before you ever submit an order, always be sure to check out the items on the Clearance Rack! There is a link above on my Navigation Bar under ON SALE. There are always some great items at great prices! Every so often I will post a table of these items for your convenience.