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Pick Your Pinked Transportation!


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Have you been participating in the annual Hope You Can Cling To challenges over at Splitcoaststampers?

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Consider joining in this fun & wonderful outpouring of our handmade cards being sent throughout October to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  Daily challenges are presented to whet your creativity, and you get the added pleasure of packaging up your creations to be used by the cancer patients and their attending families while they are battling all kinds of cancer.

HYCCT1511 Challenge is themed, "Can I Get a Ride?"
Create a card that features a mode of transportation.  Any transportation ... cars, bicycles, trains ... even if it would not be realistic to use on the way to chemo.   Here's my challenge card ... meant to bring a giggle or two to whoever chooses to use it.


This one features the darling single stamp set, If the Broom Fits from the Holiday Catalog.  When I read this challenge, I knew exactly which set I wanted to use.  {hee here hee}


The brooms were stamped with Stampin' Up!'s new Archival Black ink, then colored with Stampin' Write markers.  The fourth broom was emphasized by coloring it with Melon Mambo, rather than the Blushing Bride as used on the others.  A second broom was colored, fussy cut, then popped up on Dimensionals for a little brighter, blinged-up option.


Fringe Scissors provided easy texture to the ends of my sentiment strips.  A little direct-to-paper inking adds just a touch of Melon Mambo color.  I hope you like it!

Tex's Tip:  Consider making + sending some of these to your girlfriends, sisters, and/or co-workers as their reminder to do their annual mammogram!

Any Texas stampers out there?  Are there Wanna-be Texas stampers out there?   

We've got a super-fun stampin' shindig for you in Dallas, TX, on Friday the 13th of November!  Stamp with Lydia Fiedler & me at our Mini Retreat at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas.  

*** Check it out here, and reserve your seat today ... ***

then just bring your stamp kit and stamp the day away with us in Dallas!

Hope to stamp with you in Dallas!

Inky (((huggss))),

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Spooky Little Treat!

Hey m'friends!   A little unexpected stuff has jumped into this week's schedule ... just now sharing what I wanted to coincide with the latest Weekly Deals ... phooey on "stuff", huh?!

It's time to start thinking about cute little giftables, and for paper crafters like us .. that means stampin' zone f-u-n!  Take a look:


These treat bags are not only fun to make, but they're super easy!  Use Stampin' Up!'s Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut 2 coordinating pieces, adhere them together in 2 places, and crisp up those folds with your bone folder .... ready to decorate!


It's extra fun to use a great double-sided paper for these, since the "inside" of the treat bag peeks up at the top to reveal another fun design from the inside of the bag.  My bags today feature the delightful Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog.


You'll find a wonderful selection of Fall stamps and accessories in the Holiday Catalog.  I adore this paper.  It even includes a dots, stripes, plus orange + black plaid designs!  I chose the "spookiest" designs on purpose for these fun little bags.    Be sure to check out this week's Weekly Deals, because the daring Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are included in the bargains this week!  (The Weekly Deals are scrolling in the right-side column of the blog.)

Let's get ready to treat some little costumed cutie-pies with the cutest goodies they'll remember for a long, long time!  I'd love to see what you create too, so you're welcome to share a link in the comments ... ooooh fun!

Inky (((hugs))),
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Halloweeny 'Before' & 'After'!

Welcome to a brisk new week!   Well, it's definitely "brisk" here in N. Texas ... So sorry if you're missing it.   ;)

I've had 3 events since my last session with the camera & card photos ... so it's past time to share!

Today's Halloweeny share is from a class last week.



I was totally inspired by a card by Justin Callahan, and was so tickled with it that I just had to create one for my events and studio displays.  I created my own 'hair' template, and came up with something for the 'inside' view to add a little 'spark' for Frankie.

Since Frankie doesn't have any "stamping", it was a perfect time to share how much fun it is to create with the Big Shot, the Circles Collection framelits, and the terrific Little Letters Thinlits dies


Every now and then, a little 'oopsie' comes up.  One customer had a glitch on Frankie's eyeball.  Many Marvelous Markers (Real Red) to the rescue!  A little extra sponging really added to his "night out on the town" appearance We had such fun with this!

Thanks a bunch for sharing a moment of your time with me today!  I hope you'v found a boost for your own creative enjoyment.  

Inky (((huggss))),

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Holiday Catalog!! = 2014 Holiday Fabbiness!!

What an exciting time of the year for stampers, memory keepers, and paper crafters .... like US!  It's time to happy dance and try to make those holiday creation 'decisions'!


Introducing the Holiday Catalog!

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Invite your friends over and wrap up your gifts-and your holiday to-do list. With all the materials to create cards, decor and packaging, we've got what you need to make the season merry and bright!

See the U.S. Holiday Catalog now!

Psssssssssssssssst!   I'd love to hear what your favorite new goodies are!

Inky (((huggss))),

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