Razzleberry Garden Sugarplums March In!

Hello everyone!   Welcome to March, 2018.   Dare I say it ... we're finally getting closer to Spring!  Here in North Texas, the ground is saturated from recent constant rains ... and this girl is past ready to get some sunshine to replace the gray, gray, oh yes ... more gray days.

Today's card started with a nudge from the Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, 'Razzleberry Garden Sugarplums'.  I haven't used that combo before, and being the fan of Rich Razzleberry that I am, I quickly plucked out a sample swatch of each color.   Theme = set.

It's easy to create little floral bouquets with the blooms in the Cake Soiree stamp set, and the coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits include so many dies for flowers and foliage that the versatility is really extended for the entire bundle.  When first looking at the stamps in the Occasions catalog, you might think it's only for weddings, anniversaries, and special birthdays.  Nope ... not at all!

'Thinking of You' is from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, which is just one of the Saleabration choices  available through March 31.  And finally, the 'Ruffled' Dynamic Textured Impressions folder adds an easy feminine touch to the Sweet Sugarplum layer.  I'll include a list of products below for easy shopping.

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Inky (((hugs))),

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Marbled Hugs!

This is one of those unusual times when I'm glad to admit that "I was tempted!"      

What I mean is that I was tempted to join in the CAS Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  But as I said, I'm glad I read it and was inspired to play along.   The challenge was to use a background stamp as the basis for a clean 'n simple (CAS) card ... certainly easy enough, and it's literally been ages since I've inked up a full-sized background stamp.   

Another admission:  I rarely make one-layer cards unless timing requires it, or other special circumstances.  Truthfully, this just has the background stamped on Whisper White card stock, layered atop a mat of Basic Black, then applied to the jazzy Lemon Lime Twist card base.  The horizontal layout allows space for the single strip of Black 'n White ribbon from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  

Tex's Tip:  Alignment of the 'hugs' die from the Lovely Words framelits is easiest for me when I first die cut the circle (Layering Circles).  Then I find it easier to set the word die within the cut-out circle, eyeing the margins around the edges.  Washi tape to my rescue here!  *Setting dies in position before cutting is my favored time for using washi tape.  

Happy new week, m'friends!
Inky (((hugs))),

Stampin' Stars Call!

Now is a splendid time to gift yourself with a discount on your stamping-scrapping-papercrafting supplies ... all at a very special price with your choice of 2 additional stamp sets FREE!  The Stampin' Stars team and I will love to welcome you into this terrific group and extended group of stampers!  


Join as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration (January 3–March 31, 2018) and get your Starter Kit for $99, along with TWO additional stamps sets included in your kit.  Plus, shipping is free for your custom-created kit!
FIRST: Choose $125 In Stampin' Up! Products For Just $99!
SECOND: Choose TWO Additional FREE Stamp Sets*--
That's Up To A $101 Value!
*You may choose any stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogs; bundles, kits, and Sale-A-Bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
Plus ... the joy and learning opportunity continues when you step onto my team of Stampin' Stars!  Check it out further here!  There's never an obligation.
Inky (((hugggsss))),

5-Day Sale!


Thanks, everyone!

If you love a great adhesive as much as I do, we have 5 days to enjoy a great deal on Fast Fuse adhesive!  Fast Fuse is a go-to adhesive with a much higher 'tack' (stickiness) than Snail or other day-to-day dry runner adhesives.  Use it for your 3-D items, boxes, bags, and those projects that will not stay together with typical dry adhesives.

Promotion Dates: February 8–12, 2018
Here's the 'scoop'!
  • To receive your free refills, add Fast Fuse Adhesive to your order (item 129026); the two Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills will be added to your order automatically. Once they’ve been added, the price listed for the two refills will show $0.00.
  • This promotion will not apply when ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards.
NOTE:  Because this is such a popular product and is offered at a remarkable savings, this promotion is while supplies last only.  

Inky {{{hugs}}},

Bright or Rich?

No ... not "Are you bright?", or "Are you rich?"
If you're into creativity, we already know you like to cater to your bright side.

I'm referring to the two Sale-A-Bration cards I'm sharing today ... one in bright shades and the other in rich colors.   

Both of today's cards feature the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, one of the free Sale-A-Bration choices for any $50 purchase.  This one features Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach inks and card stocks.  I was seeking to play in upbeat, happy colors, and I also had a goal of using the one stamp for creating the background and the main image.  It's a technique I adore, yet often forget to add into my creations.  

In reality, I'm currently in serious need of thank you cards.  A certain person came to mind, and I was tempted to make a color change.  Same sketch, different colors, and the entire feeling is changed.  I love-love that about a simple change in color!  This one features Berry Burst and Basic Gray.  Both cards include ribbons from the free SAB choice, Shimmer Ribbons Pack tucked onto page  9 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  

If you adore florals, beautiful fonts on always-useful sentiments, Heartfelt Blooms might be waiting to come play on your stamp table!  I welcome your emails, questions, or comments you might have, any time.   Don't be shy!   

Inky (((hugs))),

The Flight of Time!

This memory popped up on Facebook today and really brought a ginormous smile to my face!   But really??  .... 8 years have passed since this pic?   

L-R are LeeAnn Arroyo, Joan Ervin, Cindy Lawrence, myself, Lori Craig, and Jeanne Streiff, enjoying a little 'foot rescue' break from the massive CHA event in Anaheim, CA, 2010.

This delightful group of stamper friends originally met via the Splitcoaststampers forums.  All but one are still actively creating & sharing their love of paper crafting, stamping, &/or coloring with Copic markers.  Some are still on various design teams, and most (if not all) were brought together by the shared love of Stampin' Up! 

The bi-annual Craft & Hobby Association marketing event, now called 'Creativation', has been in progress over the past few days of 2018, with today bringing it to a close.   Your favorite crafty companies have been showing their latest crafty goodies, tools, papers, stamps, inks, paints, beads, baubles, & other 'must haves' to our brick & mortar stores, online crafty stores, and all other craft industry retailers.  

Yes ... it's all about 'our' future must-have lists of crafty, stampy needs & wants!   i.e. ... Hang on to your wallets, m'friends ... new stuffs are coming to your fave places to crafty shop!   

Inky ((((hugggsss)))),