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.


  • 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!


  • 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!

24-Hour Stamp Sale This Wednesday! (9.23.2020)

WooHoo! This is the HOTTEST STAMP SALE OF THE YEAR! Stampin’ Up! will have 59 stamp sets from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog marked down 15% for ONLY 24 HOURS starting tomorrow, September 23. I thought I had better get this posted so you will have time to look over ALL the stamps that are including in this stamp-tacular sale, which only happens once a year. I don’t want you to miss out on these super savings!


  • Central Time: 2:00 AM (9/23) to 2:00 AM (9/24)
  • This sale will ONLY run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select cling and photopolymer stamp sets only.
  • Use September Host Code: UVR2EQV but ONLY if your order is less than $150 before shipping/handling.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my Online Store. NOTE that the prices below do DO NOT reflect the 15% discount as the sale doesn’t start until 2:00 AM CT (or 12:00 AM MT) tonight.

Click on the Supply List link to print out this list! Remember this SALE is ONLY for 24-Hours!

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 September Host Code! 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!

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!

Thanks Kindly & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0004

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I hope you love my card as much as I do! I knew I wanted choose ‘flowers’ for this Festive Friday Challenge but other than that, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I think the best thing to do is just to start with one or two things in mind and work my way from there when creating a card. I knew I needed a ‘Thank You’ sentiment and I knew I wanted to create a Daisy flower. I fell in love with the Delightful Daisy DSP and knew I had to have it along with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch! Don’t you just LOVE these items?! If you do, make sure you order all three before the new Annual Catalog comes out at the beginning of June! I hope the stamp set and punch carries over into the new catalog but just in case, don’t miss out on these items if you think you may want them.

The “Thanks kindly” sentiment is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set. It has seven different ‘Thank You’ sentiments, which is great! I also used the Petal Garden DSP Stack which is AWESOME! I absolutely love, love, love all the floral patterns in that 6 x 6 stack of papers. I actually used the backside one to get that little tid bit of stitched look peeping out from under the Delightful Daisy DSP. Can you see it?! Perhaps you will in the next close up image of the Daisy flower.

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What really makes this Daisy flower come alive is the fact I used Stampin’ Up!’s NEW Stampin’ Blends! They are premier alcohol markers with dual-tips. Right now there are 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and a dark shade as well as ivory, bronze, and a color lifter. LOVE ‘EM! I stamped the flower twice with the Calypso Coral Ink Pad so I could punch out two flowers. Then I colored my flowers in with the light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. I went back over the inside of the petal leaves with the light Calypso Coral to give my petals a bit more depth. Then to top it off, I added that BEAUTIFUL Gold Faceted Gem in the center to really add beauty to my flower. Did I already tell you how much I LOVED my card?!

Also please be sure to visit Festive Friday, A Papercrafting Challenge website to see the Designer Team’s and the other participant’s cards as well.


Supply List:

Stampin’ Up! News: 
BTW the new Stampin’ Up! Stampin Blends have been so popular (debuted in the Occasion Catalog), that Stampin’ Up! had a difficult time maintaining an adequate supple of them due to some unexpected challenges from the supplier’s end. Instead of continually having them on backorder, Stampin’ Up! made a difficult decision to make our entire Stampin’ Blends product line unorderable at this time until approximately the end of May. 
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you love best about my card. What product(s) do you love most? If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!


It Begins! Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration

What better way to start of the NEW YEAR than to introduce the NEW Occasions Catalog! Some still call it the Spring Catalog but it’s the Occasions Catalog. It’s starts on January 4th and goes through May 31st! Let me introduce the Occasions Catalog before jumping into the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) details where you earn FREE goodies!

Click HERE to download the 2017 Occasions Catalog

This new catalog introduces WATERCOLOR PENCILS (p. 24) in luscious shades that you’ll LOVE! These are perfect for watercoloring stamped images. There are so many wonderful new and fun products you’ll find it hard not to want it all!! Now on to the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

Click HERE to download the 2017 SAB Brochure

When you purchase $50 in products (before shipping & tax), you EARN one FREE item from the SAB Brochure! If you purchase $100 in products (before shipping & tax) you EARN two FREE items. If you purchase $150 in products (before shipping & tax) you EARN three FREE items PLUS Stampin’ Rewards! You can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and the Clearance Rack!

During the Sale-A-Bration Promotion is definitely a GREAT time to get more bang for your buck!

Please use my January Hostess Code M4MGGZKS when you place an order. See image below on where to input this month’s Hostess Code! Be sure to have your items shipped to your address!

Please be sure to subscribe to my blog for future updates, promotions, and to see more of my SWEET CREATIONS using Stampin’ Up! products! If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!


IT’S HERE! Stitched Shapes Framelits & Stamp Sale!


STARTING TODAY (NOV 1st) you can purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ahead of their OFFICIAL release in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! I have been waiting for Stampin’ Up! to come out with these SWEET stitched edging framelits! These also coordinate with the Layering Squares, Circles and Ovals Framelits Dies! Check out the product video as well as a wonderful promo video below.

Click video image to watch! 

Click video image to watch!

REMEMBER . . . the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares Framelits (#141708), Layering Circles Framelits (#141705) and the Layering Ovals Framelits (#141706)!

Here are the approximate sizes of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:

Circles:  1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, 2-7/8″

Squares:  1-3/16″, 1-5/8″, 2-1/8″, 2-5/8″

Ovals:  1-3/4″ x 1-3/16″, 2-1/4″ x 1-5/16″, 2-3/4″ x 1-13/16″, 3-1/4″ x 2-5/16″.

THERE’S MORE . . . NOV 1 – 30 get 25% OFF of these select Holiday Stamp Sets from the Holiday Catalog and Annual Catalog! When you visit my Online Store, be sure to visit the CLEARANCE RACK! It’s a great source for MORE savings and gift giving products for that special crafter/scrapper that may be on your Christmas List!


Please be sure to subscribe to my blog for future updates, promotions, and to see more of my SWEET CREATIONS using Stampin’ Up! products! If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!


Find Your Inspiration! The New Catalog is LIVE!

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Click HERE to view the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!

The NEW Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog is HERE! Check out the NEW In Colors! Love ’em! Of course there are a lot of new stamps, designer series papers (DSP), dies, ribbons, embellishments, project kits, and so much more! You can order your very own catalog at my online store OR if you order $75 in products (before S&H and taxes), I’ll send you one for FREE plus you’ll receive next year’s catalog for FREE as well! Please be sure to order from my online store though!

Two Promotions are Happening in the Month of June!

Promotion #1


What a great way to not only get NEW products but to also get TWO FREE STAMP SETS! Oh and you’ll also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit!! WOW! Let me explain . . .

Join my team The Sweet Inkers by selecting $125 in products from the new 2016-2017 catalog for JUST $99 and ADD TWO ADDITIONAL stamps of your choice, ANY PRICE, for FREE and FREE shipping! This could end up being a total of $104 in free products depending on what  you pick!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit on page 196 would be a great start up kit but you can choose whatever items you want PLUS you’ll get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit for joining Stampin’ Up! . . . how awesome is that!  There is absolutely no obligation after that unless you want to continue to stay active as a demonstrator! I am available to answer any and all questions and can’t wait to welcome you to join my team and to have some creative fun! Interested? Click HERE to get to my online store and you’ll automatically be on my Join the Fun page! Questions? Contact me!

Let’s Recap! 

  • YOUR CHOICE of $125 in products – pay only $99! (Value $175 with business supply pack)
  • Choose TWO ADDITIONAL FREE stamp sets of any value – June 1-30, 2016 ONLY!
  • ONE FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit ($19.95 value)
  • FREE shipping (local sales and tax will apply)
  • NO OBLIGATION to ever hold a class, workshop or club!
  • Great opportunity to check out what Stampin’ Up! has to offer!

Promotion #2

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EARN EXTRA HOST REWARDS! During the month of June, if you place an online order of $350 or more (before shipping and taxes), you will get an EXTRA $35 in HOST REWARDS! Please shop my online store when doing so! The extra $35 is in addition to the regular host rewards you would earn! Or you can host a workshop at your home (if you live in my area) or even a Virtual Stampin’ Up! Party (Face Book) and have all your family and friends that LOVE to craft! I can certainly help you set that up!

Well I hope this hasn’t been an overload of information! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!


Stampin’ Up! Catalog – Retiring List – 2016


Our 2015-2016 Annual Catalog is coming to a close the end of May. The Retirement List came out today and there are some GREAT SAVINGS up to 50% off some items!! Once the items are gone, they are GONE! So shop now if there is anything you REALLY want to grab before it’s gone!

Retiring Stamp Sets – Click HERE

Retiring Everything Else Items – Click HERE

Retiring List PDF File – Click HERE

 Tuesday’s NEW Weekly Deals ENDS today! Save 25% on select Stampin’ Up! items! Click HERE to see what’s on sale this week!

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK, new items added! Save up to 60% on these SU items! Click HERE to check out these great deals!

If you have any questions or are interested in Stampin’ Up! products, contact me! Plus please leave me comment and let me know you were here for a visit!! I would love to hear from you!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Stamp Out Breast Cancer with Paper Pumpkin!



Stampin’ Up! (SU) is going PINK with Paper Pumpkin! For the month of October, the Paper Pumpkin boxes are going to be PINK! This is to show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month AND Stampin’ Up! will make a donation* to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by doing the following:

  • $1 for every ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin subscriber (that would be me!)
  • PLUS, an additional $1 (that $2’s) for every NEW subscriber – (all my awesome friends, family, and acquaintances who sign up by October 10! – that would be all of you!)
  • FYI – Paper Pumpkin subscribers will determine the amount of the donation!

How You Can Help!

  1. If NEW subscriber, subscribe HERE and be sure to do so by October 10! Your first kit will arrive in the limited-edition PINK box and SU will donate $2 because you are a NEW subscriber!
  2. If you’re a current subscriber, SU will donate $1 for you! But stay active because only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation!
  3. Spread the Word! Share this worthy promotion of Paper Pumpkin to your circle of friends, family, relatives, and acquaintances! Who doesn’t like to craft?! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds a $1 and for new subscribers it’s $2, so let’s get the word out and raise as much as possible!
  4. Spoiler Alert! Although the October box is PINK, according to SU the project is NOT pink and that is all they are saying! 😉
  5. FYI – When you get your October kit, you will not only be donating to a good cause, but you will also get a limited-edition, pretty PINK Paper Pumpkin box! You do not want to miss it! Promise!


More About BCRF

BCRF is a world-class organization, dedicated to ending breast cancer and we are excited to be teaming up with them to make this happen. Their mission is to advance the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. To learn about more ways to help, please visit

*All funds will be donated in US dollars.