Thursday, August 27, 2015

Glitzy Congratulations!

What do you do when someone reaches for a goal, right before your very eyes ... and reaches it?




Get out your 'Bravo' stamp set and make a card to celebrate the accomplishment!  
Not only is this stamp set full of "just the right thing to say" sentiments, but they also express your happy feelings in a big, bold way!  

Case in point:


I've kept it simple, but added some fun pizzazz with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Just a couple of Dimensionals to lift up the largest star, and my favorite new glue to adhere the rest of the sprinkling stars ... the brand new Fine Tip Glue Pen from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  Soon, m'friends ... September 1 is almost here, and this delightful new super-fine point glue with a very special applicator can be yours!  (I already honestly adore this glue and it's no-clogging tiny little applicator tip!)

Local Notes:  My first 2015 Christmas Stamp-A-Stack begins this Saturday, with Replay Day coming up in early September.  Although it's too late to RSVP for Saturday, there's a bit of room for Tuesday, September 8 if weekdays work for you.  Please contact me if you'd like to jump in on this one, but please RSVP asap and I'll send the complete invitation to you via email.  Hope to see you soon!

Inky (((hugs))),

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Off-Task with No-No Creating!

Have you ever had a short list of things you "need" to do?  My short list was "short" because it actually entails many things for one upcoming event ... next weekend.

Well, distraction happens ... it just does.

I happened to look at the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC507) yesterday ... and that's where I seriously derailed off the pre-identified task.  The inspiration website was filled with canvas and mixed media creations.  Naturally, I thought that "I" am immune to such inspiration.  Until I saw this creation from Pinterest:


Tex's Reminder / Disclaimer:  I am not a mixed media artist ... I hardly ever even dabble in the genre. I can name amazing friends who can claim this style of art to be their homey place.  But we are not related other than by stampy spirit.   

So I traveled down the "Now you're off-task" road:


No paints.  No fibers.  No embossing paste.  So, this must be no-no mixed media!  On my SCS post I dubbed it as "Faux Mixed Media" ... but No-No is certainly as accurate, don't you think?

It 100% Stampin' Up!  

And this afternoon ... I aim to be actually "on task" for next weekend's Christmas Stamp-A-Stack planning!  

Inky (((hugs))),

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pumpkins on Sale!

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You don't even have to get your walking shoes on for a trip to my patch of Paper Pumpkins!
Yet they're available to you at a special offer, without leaving your house!
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Take a little look at some of the previous Paper Pumpkin kits:




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** And as always, if you have any questions, I'm just an email away and happy to help!

Inky (((huggss))) y'all!

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