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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QUICK LINKS FOR SAVINGS!

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  • 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!

Select Designer Series Paper Sale 1-31 October 2020

Who doesn’t LOVE gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP)? During the ENTIRE month of October, you can enjoy a 15% discount on SELECT DSP from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) and the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (A-D). I still call it the 2020 Holiday Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of your favorite paper designs!

Promotion Details:

  • 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.

 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! 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!

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!

ORDER INFORMATION FOR ONLINE ORDERS

  • 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!

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!

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


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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!

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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!

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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 . . . 

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Week Two ~ Special Offers at 25% Discount!

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This is WEEK TWO of Stampin’ Up!’s 25% discount on a handful of items from the 2016 Annual Catalog!  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 on these products!

Special Offer Week 2

Special Offer Week 2

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!

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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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