Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Have You Wandered Through the Roses?

Have you wandered through the roses with the beautiful Rose Wonder stamps and coordinating Rose Garden thinlits dies?   I'm re-sharing one of my class projects from my 1st Saturday class in January, because I want to share the many new ideas found in the video added below!

Very clean 'n simple ... 3 cardstocks, 1 ink, 1 stamp set with coordinating framelits, and the Big Shot!  Voila!  The Rose Wonder stamp set offers 8 sentiments  ... yes, 8!   I've used it 3 times so far this year for sympathy needs, and will be using "You're in my thoughts 'n prayers" yet again in the next few days.  

Check out the Rose Wonder Bundle more completely in this video:

Now you can see why I feel the Rose Wonder bundle is truly value-packed with lots of options for your creativity.  Plus, during Sale-A-Bration you can add just 1 item to your bundle order and earn a free choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  If your wish list goes farther ... please touch base with me via email.  I want to be sure you get the most bang for your buck, so to speak.  

Remember to take a look at the latest Weekly Deals, too.  They're always listed over in the right-side column, and last only from Tuesday mornings until Monday nights.  

Inky (((hugs))),

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Changing Your Address?

Are you or is someone you know facing a move?
Want to make sure your birthday or Christmas cards get sent to the new mailbox?  
Here's an idea for sharing the news!

I was inspired by a photo in what turns out to be an old challenge from the Always Playing with Paper challenge blog.  Didn't realize that it's a week old until I searched for the link a few minutes ago.  LOL   The stuff that keeps us going, right?!  

Anyway ... perhaps it will inspire you in some way today.  That's my purpose 'n I'm stickin' to it!

The charming VW Beetle image reminds me of a year of commutes to college. I still cringe at the thought of the color of my actual car. Yikes!  This cool 'wrap' look was achieved by stamping the image with Archival Black ink atop the very cool Going Places designer paper stack.  The windows?  That's just a strip of Vellum adhered behind the cut out windows.  For a little roadway look, I smudged a bit of Smoky Slate ink here 'n there on the Chevron-textured strip of Lost Lagoon card stock.  Fun find:  The 'We've moved' sentiment fits perfectly with the Word Window punch!  I added a few leader dots with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker and scooted the sentiment over to the edge of the punched layer.  

Time to get cracking on creations for my next class!  If you're nearby, I have 2 seats left in Saturday's basic class.  Reply here or email me directly to jump in.  

And remember ... Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!  Free items with every $50 purchase, even online.  OR, if your purchase is going past that $50 area ... please consider my offer of purchasing a starter kit for $99.  You'll select and receive $155 product and get free shipping as well with no obligation to do anything other than enjoying your new bounty of stamping goodies.  Truly a worthy purchase, and you'll purchase your future Stampin' Up! products at a discount through June 2016.

Inky (((hugs))),

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

See This Hug?

It's a beautiful day here in Texas!  A brief but welcome break from colder days, but not quite to the point of having my studio door open ... close ... but that's it.    No complaints here, though!  My sweet friend + fellow stamper up in Kearney, Nebraska said she's expecting 1-15" of snow tomorrow!  OMGosh ... I'm just fine where I am, thanks.

I welcomed some stamping time for pure pleasure today.  The result is my card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #32.   The SIP32 challenge is a fun tic-tac-toe choice in which you choose your own tic-tac-toe line of 3 items as in this diagram ... a fun twist!
It's also drawn from today's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, featuring SCS member 'MochaFrap'.  Although I don't know her in person, it didn't take long at all to find inspiration for stamping! 

Not likely to be included in next weekend's Stampin' Saturday class, but now that I have the finished card in hand, I already know who needs to receive this one.  Sometimes, the card just 'tells you'.   Don't you love it when that happens?  Tex's Tip:  Card-making and sharing literally shares a part of you!

The Bear Hugs stamp set and Bear Hugs Framelits dies are available separately, or at a 15% savings in a bundle altogether in the Occasions catalog.  A purchase of the Little Letters Thinlits from page 172 in the annual SU catalog puts you over half-way to earning a free Sale-A-Bration item!

"HUG" was cut from the front designer series paper panel using the Little Letters Thinlits dies.  Since I had the had the cute positive images from die cutting, I decided to let them spread a smile on the inside of the card.   I simply recreated a bit of the front design for staging the lettering on the inside.

Psssst!   Did you know that If you would like to join us this coming weekend for 1st Saturday Stampin', please just RSVP via email here, or through my Events schedule, or on my Texas Rubber 'n Ink! Facebook page - Events tab.

I'm ready with answers to any questions via email any time.  Hope to hear from you or stamp with you soon!  Need help setting up your own happy stamping gatherings?  I'm happy to help!

Inky (((hugs))),

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