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So Sweet!

You're So Sweet!

This is just a one-third of the cute, simple images and sentiments in the 'Honeycomb Happiness' Sale-A-Bration stamp set ...



As soon as I spotted this week's sketch, SC576, at Splitcoaststampers, I reached for this set.  Don't you love it when something instantly inspires so easily?

The darling confetti paper is part of the Birthday Bouquet collection, along with the yummy-fun Honeycomb Embellishments, both on page 9 in the Occasions catalog.    

Once I had edged the image layer with the new Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing folder, I just couldn't resist adding Dazzling Diamonds!   Two-way Glue is just right for this application ... quick to dry, easy to just streak it around or put it right where you want it.     

Here's to a delightful, creative weekend m'friends!  I'll be sharing stamping fun with friends and friends I haven't met yet ... I consider that a blessing.  Please contact me with your stamping needs.  It's a privilege to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

Inky (((hugs))),

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Product List

Is Elvis in the House?

Don't you love it when there are new goodies in your stampin' zone?   
Today's project combines of one of the new items from the Occasions catalog plus a couple of  sentiment stamps from one of the free Sale-A-Bration items.



Lots of new goodies on this one, beginning with the wonderful Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  Confession:  I can hardly stop reaching for this jam-packed die set!  There's a beautiful stamp set to coordinate with the dies (Botanical Blooms - page 27 Occ.), and it's all offered as a bundle for 15% savings as well.  


But today, I've simply used 3 of the dies to create the blossom.  Ta-dah!  Such easy dimension due to the special flower die I've used from the set.   Here's a closer look:
I did add a little circle punched from Gold Glimmer Paper for the flower center ... lots of irresistible sparkle.  See?  This is the reason you've been saving all those little left-over glimmer paper pieces!  Perhaps we're related?  ... 

Now the 'Thank You' .... clean, easy-to-read font ... a nice size to partner with something that requires a bit of space, such as my blossom.  It's from the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Perfect Pairings.  It's partner for the 'pairing' is the 'Kindly' stamp I've used inside the card.  These are 2 separate stamps ... I just stamped them close together for the inside.  The 'Misti' positioning tool made this process just as easy as can be.  

Read the card aloud ... It sort of brings Elvis Presley to mind, doesn't it?  Okay ... So it doesn't say,  "Very much" ... but it's pretty close!   ;)

Thank you kindly for having stopped by today!  If you have questions, please feel welcome to contact me.  It's my hope and my privilege to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  

Inky (((hugs))),

Sale-A-Bration Items to Love!


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Time to Sale-A-Brate!!

Time to Sale-A-Brate, my friends!



Shop!  Here's the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (January 5-March 31 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until February 15.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming February 16!
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.


Host! Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! *You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!
Let the Sale-A-Bration begin, my friends!

Questions?  I'm right here ... contact me any time.  I'm tickled to be able to help in any way.

Inky (((hugs))),

You're Invited!

Hi everyone!

I’m sharing Stampin’ Up!’s reminder that Sale-A-Bration 2014 ends in just 10 more days.  If you’ve been wondering about or considering joining my Texas Rubber & Ink team with Stampin’ Up!, there are some extra benefits to joining right now, including a FREE ticket to our Stampin’ Up! Convention, 2014!

You’re Invited!


If you were to guess what 6000 feet of theatrical truss, 20 miles of cable, and 218 one-ton chain motors had to do with Stampin’ Up!, what would you say?

Go ahead . . . take a guess!

Give up?

They are just a few of the many things that go into making Inspire. Create. Share. (our annual convention) a success.

You’d think that bringing enough chain motors to suspend 16–1/2 city busses would be exciting enough, but trust us: it would be absolutely no fun without you!

We want you to join us this year for Inspire. Create Share. and experience one of our biggest parties of the year. Just think—you could spend three epic days and two nights learning new techniques, swap with several thousand brand-new stamping buddies, and take home more free goodies than you could shake a stick at. (No chain motors—we promise!)

But wait . . . there’s more! If you join Stampin’ Up! now, we’ll waive your Inspire. Create. Share. registration fee (an almost $300 USD value). That’s right . . . you can attend for FREE. You just pay your hotel and travel expenses.

And if that isn’t sweet enough, get this: if you join before the end of March, you’ll be eligible for Sale-A-Bration benefits. That means you’ll receive an extra $25 USD worth of products in your Starter Kit! So act now and join us for Inspire. Create. Share. 2014.

I welcome your questions, whether about this invitation to join Texas Rubber & Ink!, or about placing customer orders 24/7 at http://beverlygerard.stampinup.net .

In any event, get out there a share a smile-worthy day!


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Good Thoughts Coming Up! * (even for the guys!)

Changing pace

I did a lot of that during this past week!
  • Added a "stress test" to my schedule.   I recommend this for causing stress if you need/want it.  Otherwise, not bad, but not necessarily a "good time" either.
  • Add in overnights with a Grand ... due to Spring Break!  This is a good thing for tuning up my Wii skills, but does nothing for the stampy zone for the duration.   ;)
  • Now comes the "Lego Movie".  While I noticed that it can cause unscheduled 'napping' for grown-ups, it does seem appealing to the elementary crowd.  Approved by 'Grands'!
  • And as long as things are changed up this week, let's change themes on my stampin' table!

Every now & then an idea comes to mind that works for the guys in our lives.  That's how I felt about this one. 
Even though there's more than one layer, it still feels lik a CAS (clean & simple) in my books.

And did you notice?   If you don't happen to have any ribbon left in your stash ... that works for this project!

I hope you found something inspiring here today.  I do enjoy sharing with you ... It's good for the creative spirit.

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Card Supplies:  All products are available 24/7 in my Stampin' Up! store.
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Paper: Sweet Sorbet dsp (SAB); Pool Party + Sahara Sand + Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party + Sahara Sand
Accessories: Banners Framelits, Chevron Border punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Purpose adhesive

Sorbet Mini Gift Cards & Box!

Are you ready to create?  How about this little mini gift card box set?!


These little gift cards are easy-peasy to make.  Their finished size is 2.75" X 3 7/8" ... perfect for those hand-delivered gifts, such as those darling flowers you know your BFF simply can not resist!  I used the same simple layout on each card, simply varying the sentiment, with or without punched layers.  Whip up a group of these in just a few minutes, then you're ready to make their little custom-sized gift box!


Gather up your favorite papers & cardstock, and get ready to create this cute little giftable.  Make some to give, but be sure to make one for yourself as well!  
Ready?  Here we go! 


I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Thanks for taking just a moment to let me know if you like it!  Here's the  complete supply list:

*** Mini Gift Card Box Set Supplies:
Stamps used on cards: Express Yourself (2014 Hostess set) + Four Frames + Four You + Love You to the Moon
Paper: Basic Black + Whisper White C/S; Sweet Sorbet dsp (Sale-A-Bration 2014)
Ink: Pool Party + Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Simply Scored Tool, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Trimmer, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Tombow Multi glue, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, bone folder, ruler, crafting knife 

Challenge:  Created for the demonstrators' challenge, CCREW0314CF @ Splitcoaststampers - Show us what you love about the Simply Scored Tool
Happy Stampin'!





Make a Wish! - or - Lots'a Dots!

Today I'm sharing a card that we made in last weekend's class.  Originally I designed it as a 'Thank You' card for my upline, but who can resist the Sweet Sorbet papers?  I love this dsp!

In class, ladies got to use the Big Shot for both die cutting with the Banners framelits, as well as embossing with the Polka Dots folder.  Just a short line of piercing was added at the top of the sentiment banner.  

I appreciate your visits.  Please feel welcome to pause a moment to say "Hello" one of these days!
Happy day to you!


Card Supplies:  
STAMPS:  Perfect Pennants
INKS:  Pool Party
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Fringe & Banner Mega Bottle Cap

Still hoping that yesterday's "sharin' of the green" will begin to work some weather wonders & bring on some Spring!

While we wait, I'll share a 3D decor idea with you today!  Please don't tell me that I'm the only one who has a 'stash' of crafty items that is just ready & waiting to be brought out into the light.  Are there any brave stampers/scrappers out there willing to confess?


I'll go first.  This huge, 4-inch diameter 'bottle cap' has been amongst my alterables for too long, i.e. many months.   Now it's filled with little goodies and has its own spot here in my stampy zone.  The background paper is from the Watercolor Wonder dsp.  
Next, fringe scissors to the play table to create a happy two-color blossom, with leaves from the Secret Garden stamp set & dies.  The little 5-piece banner was a snap, from the Sale-A-Bration 'Banner Blast' stamp set and coordinating 'Banner' punch.  Tiny dots of Crystal Effect glued the banners to Linen Thread.  Then Mini Glue dots were used to adhere it all to the bottle cap's edges, with a couple of Candy Dots for good measure. 

In reality, this project has morphed one final time for better display here in my stampy classroom area.  The Taffeta Ribbon is great for wall hanging, but I've since removed that and it is now appearing on the magnetic display board here in the studio.

Okay ... Now it's your turn to confess to 'stashing' use-it-someday-goodies!

So glad you're here ... and I'd love to see you back again.   Hope you've found some inspiration for your own craftiness today!

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Project Supplies:
 
SCS CHALLENGE:  CCREW0314SF    Show us something you love on a scrapbook page, This & That, or 3D project!

Wasabi Birthday Wishes!

Welcome to March, everyone! 

It's been a crazy-busy time here for the past 2 1/2 weeks or more ... so I owe y'all a big apology for missing blog posts.  So off we go into our brand new month ... getting that much closer to finishing off this incredibly cold & icy & snowy & crazy winter!  Yay!!

Let's do it up in green!

Wild Wasabi green is the main color here, and it's CAS for an easy start.   I honestly adore the Watercolor Wonder designer series papers from the Occasions catalog.  This green chevron is just one of the several awesome papers in the set.  And, it will matches beautifully with your Gumball Green cardstock as well!  Marina Mist cardstock & ink are used in small amounts as an accent color.  'Subtles Candy Dots' are an easy little addition ... they're even self-adhesive!

See those bitty banners on the lower  portion?  The 'Banner Blast' stamp set (133554) and the 'Banner' punch ( 133519) are FREE Sale-A-Bration choices!

That's it for now!  I have several more creations to share here this month.   Hoping that you found some inspiration here today!


You Make Me Happy!

Welcome to a brand spankin' new week, everyone!

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!  Another wintery blast of freezing rain & sleet moved in here on Sunday ... so I think I'll just plan some stamping and a class or two.  Neither of those require bundling up and schlepping around on slippery-slidey things.   In light of that freezy stuff that's working its way around the USA again this week, I'm sharing a rather "frosty" creation from one of the Creative Crew challenges! 

This all started off with the 'Northern Flurry' embossing folder and Pool Party cardstock.  For the added icy look, I used the Embossed Embossing technique, along with Heat & Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The sentiment is from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration set, 'See Ya Later'.  It's layered atop a vellum snowflake from the 'Festive Flurry' framelits collection.  More Dazzling Diamonds for the snowflake edges and a few sparkly rhinestones to make someone happy when skies are gray!
I created an "Embossed Embossing" technique video a few years ago over at Splitcoaststampers just in case you would like to create some dazzle of your own.  I hope you enjoy this wintery project as well as the technique process!  





From Millan.Net***Ooooops!  Gotta add this little notice!
The Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials (<< clickable link) for this upcoming week are online now!