Stampin’ Up! Catalog – Retiring List – 2016

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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!

Thoughts & Prayers for Loved Ones!

In my last post, I shared a cute card with a matching envelope which has an attached gift card holder. I love the pattern paper colors so much in the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, I made several cards to send out to people who have been touched by the death of our 22 year old niece, Caity. I find it really hard to create sympathy cards. I tend to not want to even make them but once I make myself get started then I’m okay. It’s been like that since my mother passed away on 12.24.2014. It’s like I have a bit of an emotional dilemma making such cards but I guess that just makes me human.

One of my FAVORITE stamp sets to make sympathy cards, praying for you, and get well cards is Thoughts & Prayers! The Retirement List of products is due to come out today and I wouldn’t be surprised if they retired this set because it’s been around for a long time. I’m hoping that they keep it around for at least another year! Fingers Crossed! Here are the cards I created!

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Here are the supplies I used to make these cards with the exception of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the little flowers, it’s RETIRED! You could use the NEW Tree Builder punch (click HERE) as it has a little flower shape almost the same as  you see here on my cards.

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 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!

March 2016 Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Kit

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I know . . . it’s April . . . and my April’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is on it’s way!! I’m so excited because it includes a BONUS stamp set ($17 value) as a “Thank You” for having mailed a MILLION kits thus far! March was Paper Pumpkin’s 3-year anniversary and the kit showed up in a Teal Blue (Bermuda Bay?) box to celebrate the 3-year milestone. Just in case you are new to my blog, the kits are normally packaged in orange boxes. Let get on with March’s Paper Pumpkin kit before my April kit gets here!

Before I continue talking about all the benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, let me show you what I worked on last night. This cute card will be tucked inside the envelope which has an attached gift card holder. I LOVE IT! Right now I just have my Stampin’ Up! Business Card in the gift card holder.

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Isn’t this just darlin’?! I didn’t make it exactly the same way they showed in the instructions or video. That’s one of the things I like about the PP (Paper Pumpkin) Kits ,  you can put your own spin on how you want the final project to look. I still have to buy my gift card to place inside so you’ll have to see the finished product in the image at the top of this post. The envelope has stickers that secure the flaps down. LOVE IT! There are some PP subscribers that even use the supplies for scrapbook pages. And speaking of supplies . . .

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. . . you get everything you need to complete the projects. With this particular kit, you can order a Refill Kit (below) to make more of the same projects. Also there are some subscribers that used the products to make only cards. Paper Pumpkin is “creativity” in a box! You can do the suggested projects or go astray and do your own thing!

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I LOVE being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber because I LOVE each and every kit!! In the beginning I didn’t sign up because frankly, I wasn’t that impressed. Stampin’ Up! realized they needed to improve upon these kits and they did just that! I signed up last August and I haven’t been disappointed not once. Perhaps I can persuade you to become a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber!

As a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, you’ll receive the NEW monthly Paper Pumpkin Email! In addition to receiving an awesome kit every month, you’ll receive an email as well. Stampin’ Up! thought it would be fun to bring it all together in one place. You’ll see links to the video (demonstrates the current month’s subscription), blog post, Pinterest, past kits available for purchase and refills kits, alternative ideas, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this new Paper Pumpkin PERK! Check out the online version of March’s email HERE!

Are you just not sure about becoming a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber? Let me list some great reasons to subscribe . . .

  • There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION!
  • You can STOP your subscription at any time!
  • You can SKIP a month if you need to do so!
  • You get an AWESOME kit each month!
  • It’s a SURPRISE in a box i.e. cards, projects, decor
  • Keep your kit or give it as a gift i.e. Birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Just Because
  • These kits are great to take on trips for some creativity for those who love to craft i.e. Mother and daughter(s), sisters, female relatives! Yet there are some males who love these kits as well!
  • These kits are great to take to someone who is bed ridden needing something fun to do. Or even those in the hospital or in Assisted Living/Nursing Homes.
  • Endless possibilities for the PP Kits! Cards, 3-D Projects, Scrapbook pages
  • PLUS subscribers have access to a selection of past kits and refills!

For $19.95 a month (includes Tax & Shipping), Paper Pumpkin is an awesome monthly subscription! There are two ways you can subscribe. Month-to-Month or Prepaid Subscriptions for 3-Month, 6-Month, and One Year Prepaid subscriptions for yourself or as a gift to someone else. If you sign up, your new PP Kit will arrive in May. Kits are mailed out on the 10th of each month.

  • For Month-to-Month Subscriptions go to PaperPumpkin.com and be sure to select me as your demonstrator before checking out! I would greatly appreciate it! If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me!
  • For Pre-Paid Subscriptions go to my online store by clicking HERE.

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

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK! 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!

Happy Easter with FMS Challenge!

This will be a really quick post due to a tragic loss in my husband’s family! I had meant to upload this yesterday and call it THROW BACK THURSDAY as I used retired items. We received tragic news of the loss of a loved yesterday and I just realized that I needed to get my card posted and uploaded to Freshly Made Sketches before being with Roy’s family for several days.

I love Cindy Hall’s sketch not to mention her beautiful card that she created! You really need to check her card out along with the other talented designers over at FMS! See the link below!

I made this cute Easter card for my one and only granddaughter, Theä Sage. She is a little over two years old and our pride and joy! I hope she loves the little bunnies!

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Here is the Freshly Made Sketch . . .

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My Supplies:

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP (from 2012)
  • Everybunny Stamp Set (retired)
  • Heaven Blessed Stamp Set (retired)
  • Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Archival Basic Black Stampin’ Pad

Have Blessed Easter and God Bless!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

 

Adventure Bound Birthday Card & Missed MOJO Challenge!

I made this “adventurous” birthday card for my son-in-law, Jon, whose birthday was this past February 24th. I was inspired by a sketch (see below) challenge at MOJO Monday’s so I got busy! For some reason I thought I had until this past Monday to upload it onto their site, but NO! I don’t know what I was thinking since they ALWAYS come out with a new challenge on Monday’s!! Duh! This would have been the very first time for me to have participated in a MOJO Monday’s challenge. But no problem, I made a pretty cool birthday card for Jon and he loved it! Check it out!

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This is the sketch . . .

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My supply list will not list the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack (4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″) as it’s retired. Please check out Stampin’ Up!’s other DSP papers and DSP paper stacks to accomplish this card layout! The Designer Neutrals Collection buttons have been updated with newer style buttons so I have those listed in the supply list. Just remember, you can take this sketch and have fun making your own card! Be sure to check out MOJO Monday’s blogspot and all the participants that upload their own SWEET CREATIONS!

By the way, the Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set also coordinates with the Tin of Cards Project Kit that is on this week’s Weekly Deals!! Be sure to check it out! Also view a YouTube video over on my So Inking Sweet FaceBook page showcasing the Tin of Cards Project Kit!

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

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK! 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!

 

A Card “Just for You”!

WOW! It’s been over a month since I’ve posted to my blog! But today is March 1st and I’m ready to start some new beginnings! Frankly, I’m talking about myself. I know that I’m not the only one that tends to let other things hinder their efforts of creating! I’m mainly a hobbyist and I LOVE my Stampin’ Up! products to create cards and projects, hopefully there will be some scrapbooking in my future! For those that have subscribed to my blog, I’d like to dedicate this card to you . . . although I did make it for my BFF in Texas. Hi Leigh! Love you Girl!

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Once again, I used the Botanicals For You CM (Clear Mount) from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) brochure that I got for FREE when I spent $50 dollars on Stampin’ Up! products. It’s a SWEET DEAL for sure! By the way, SAB is still in full swing until 3.31.16!

Here are the supplies I used to make this quick “just for you” card with the exception of the Floral District Designers Series Paper (retired). Remember, you can choose other DSP’s and coordinate your card stock to get the very same look! That’s part of the beauty of sharing my sweet creations, you can tweak it and make it your own! I love the little banners that I included to give it a little something extra! And how about the little bit of “bling” with the rhinestones! Enjoy!

“Just for You” . . . I added the Bohemian DSP in the supply list that would coordinate beautifully with the Rich Razzleberry ink and card stock! 🙂

 

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

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK! 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!

A Thank You Card with FMS 220 Challenge!

I’m just flying by the seat of my pants here to meet the deadline for this card sketch challenge! I needed Thank You card to send to someone for a Christmas gift that my husband and I received for Christmas. I know, I’m a bit behind on this endeavor but better late than never! I hope you notice the different sized pearls for the different sized little flowers. I hope you DON’T notice the little bit of Cherry Cobbler ink from my fingers on the side of my card! LOL! It never fails when I use that color, I get it on my fingers. It was from placing the pearls on the card and I knew better than not to clean my fingers before continuing on to photograph my card. It’s just a clean and simple card following the card sketch challenge. Perhaps my sentiment should’ve been a bit smaller. I don’t know . . . but here it is! Enjoy and “Thank You” for stopping by!

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I used the Botanicals For You CM (Clear Mount) from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that I got for FREE when I spent $50 dollars on Stampin’ Up! products. It’s a SWEET DEAL for sure!!

Here are the supplies I used to make this quick Thank You card!

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Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

24 Hour Flash Sale & Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza Sale!

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Today starts Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza Sale!! Today ONLY is the 24-hour Flash Sale! Buy 3 select Designer Series Paper packs and get 1 FREE! PLUS you can save 30% off the Gift Box Punch Board and the Envelope Punch Board! Also check out the Happy Thoughts Kit (for Paper Pumpkin Subscribers Only)! There will be ANOTHER FLASH SALE on Monday, November 30!

November 23-30 you can save up to 50% OFF other sale items as well! Check it out!

Today’s 24-Hour Flash Sale Items . . .

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Be sure to check the list of items, check it twice . . . and don’t forget to check the Weekly Deals, the Clearance Rack, and Bundle Sets that are 15% discounted. If your order is $150 or more you’ll receive FREE Stampin’ Rewards to spend on anything you would like, including Host Exclusive stamp sets shown on pages 179-181 of the Annual Catalog! Also don’t forget that time is running out on the items in the Holiday Catalog as well!

If  you have any crafters on your Christmas List, these are truly great deals by Stampin’ Up! Let me know if you have any questions!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

A Colorful Thank You with PPA275

I have never taken an art class. I have never said that I was artistic. With that being said, I do try to tap into some creativity using card challenges! Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge using the colors Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist! I LOVE these bright, cheerful, and even playful colors! I needed a Thank You card so this is what I came up with implementing these colors.

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It’s very simple yet this was my second card. Did I get it perfect? NOPE! My first card, I stamped the sentiment in the middle then I decided to stamp the bottom as you see it here. Then my sentiment was too low. My second attempt, I decided to do the playful border on the top and bottom. I didn’t get the top border exactly perfect. Then I stamped the sentiment last. I went with it! LOL! Is it a masterpiece? No. What counts is that I am able to participate in this color challenge! 🙂

Here is the Pals Paper Arts color challenge . . .

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FYI: I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the sentiment Thank You to have the three colors. After I colored the letters, I then “huffed” upon the letters to allow the ink to become moist again before stamping.

Here are the supplies that I used to make my card . . .

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

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Lots of Joy with FMS212

It’s time for another card challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! This is a layout sketch by Narelle who is part of the “Clean Team”. I kept my card pretty clean! I hope you can tell that I trimmed my “plaid” tree and gave it a base mount on Crumb Cake cardstock. I started to add some embellishments but I want you to know that you don’t need A LOT to make a nice card to give to someone. It may seem that I have a lot of supplies listed but be sure to read my post so you’ll know that you DON’T need everything that I used to make my card. Although I would love for you to buy it all, and buy it from me . . . I mainly want to know that you, too, can enjoy making cards without spending a lot. It takes time to build your supplies and tools. I hope you like my Christmas card! It’s nothing flashy but it’s just one more way I can get more use from the Merry Moments DSP that I have on hand. 🙂

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Please excuse the tinting you see on one side of my photo! I must get better about taking my photos as well as have a better way or place to take my photos. I’m new to all this so please bear with me!

Here is the layout sketch by Freshly Made Sketches . . .

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I realize that a my card isn’t exactly like the sketch but it did provide me with a starting place for my creativity. I like to try to keep true to the sketch but it just didn’t work out that way.

If you go back and look at my posts on September 21 and October 5, you’ll see that I’ve used Lots of Joy Stamp Set and the Merry Moments DSP once before AND both with FMS sketches! You could also use the Merry Christmas sentiment from that set but I chose to use a sentiment from the Versatile Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog. Also notice that the Tree Punch coordinates with the Lots of Joy Stamp Set! LOVE IT! 🙂

Here are my previous cards . . .

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FYI: Although I used the Squares Collection Framelits Die along with my Big Shot, you can cut the square pieces yourself.

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Tonya, The Sweet Inker!