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In a Hurry?

Sometimes a stamper needs or wants whatever it is as soon as possible.    That certainly describes me ... and perhaps it describes you or someone you know.  

Upon receiving my latest box from Stampin' Up!, I emailed a customer who has been awaiting a product resolution.  "I have it!" was the point of my email to her.  So, she texted to arrange picking it up on her way home from work.  Yay!

Whoa!  What to do to make it just a little bit special ... and do it in a hurry?!

I first tried a 6"X6" paper stack ... but needed more length to surround this embossing folder.  So, a 3" wide length of designer series paper with just a 1" pieced strip in the back created a quick & colorful belly band.  My roll of holiday red tulle caught my eye when I quickly glanced around the studio, and that took mere seconds to tie.  The length already cut happened to fit just great!  (Good mojo?  The Christmas "force" was with me?)  Yes, and yes!

The tag was also super-quick.  The detailed ornament layer was cut from Mint Macaron and a circle of Real Red was cut to layer behind.  Topped that off with a looped strip of 1/8" Gold Ribbon then tucked it beneath the bow.  Done with time to spare!  

Inky (((huggss))),
Happy Birthday in Heaven to my darling Daddy.

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Snow Flurries with Pockets!

Back in Texas ... just in time for the final Christmas "countdown" after a trip back to my childhood home turf in Oklahoma.  Much to my surprise, I found myself driving in a true "flurry" of snow!  On my second day there, I needed to drive to a memorial service ... and the heavy clouds opened to drop a true flurry of blowing snow throughout the hour's drive.  Wow!  My shiny, clean car followed truck after truck .... and quickly took on the appearance of an off-road 4-wheeling adventure vehicle.  Gah!

Thus, I've come to share a little something featuring the beautiful Flurry of Wishes stamp set, paired with Season of Cheer designer series papers from the Holiday Catalog.  It's one of the Christmas projects I taught at our Unwind Mini Retreat in October.  

This snowflake coordinates with the Flower Medallion punch from  page 167 in the Annual Catalog.   I've placed an Iced Rhinestone in the center and looped some Silver Metallic Thread behind for some subtle sparkle.

Tags, anyone?  

The Ornate Tag Topper punch was used for this sample ... I love the distinctive architectural look! For a different look, try the Scalloped Tag Topper punch ... both are found on page 165 of the Annual Catalog.  

Did you notice the pair of snowflakes on the bottom of the 2nd tag?  The coordinating Snow Flurry punch cuts both of those snowflakes to perfection!  

Anyone out there have Christmas all ready, set, finished?  Well, I'm still going to be finishing some Christmas cards today and wrapping gifts.  My Oklahoma dash has put my schedule in a bit of a 'flurry' around here ... but at least "this" flurry isn't slippery, blowing sideways, or bone-chilling ... so bring it!

Please let me know if you have questions or needs.  I'm happy to help in any way.  

Inky (((hugs))),

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Tag Time & a Mass Production Peek!

Back from the fabulous OnStage event in Dallas ... and my smile is still going strong across my face!  I have lots of things to share with you, but today I'll start with some tag inspiration. 

My tag was created for Laura Fernsler's 'Over the Top Tags' swap here at the Dallas OnStage event:

I don't often participate in swaps, but I knew that two of my favorite demo friends would be here from other states.  In fact, while at Convention last July, I think I told them that if they would attend OnStage in Texas ... I would join their swaps.   No further explanation required ... but for those who haven't savored the wonders of swaps yet ... ...

On the way to swapping, one must do the following:
  • designing a project & determining sizes, colors, theme, elements, + products required
  • getting down to the nitty gritty:  cutting
  • more nitty gritty:  assembly
  • details:  bag'em up, label as required for the swap guidelines
Largest die from the Oval Framelits Collection,
textured with Softly Falling embossing folder,
topped with Striped Scallops die cut
Oh how I adore the Festive Flower Builder punch with
petals stamped with the Reason for the Season stamp set!
L. O. V. E. this bundle ... yes I do.
Poinsettias are ready ... set to be affixed to tags!
Finally ready to swap!

How about you?  
Have you been up to something stampy & crafty?!  

I'd love to be considered as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator if you're looking for stamping supplies & inspiration.  Or if you'd like to share in the further joys of my Texas Rubber & Ink! team and your own everyday discount on fabulous Stampin' Up! stamps & products, I welcome your emails/contacts at any time.  

Thanks for the moments you've shared with me today!

Inky huggss,

'Tis the Season for a Tag!

It's time for some inspiration from

This month Kelly Schirmer has challenged us to create a tag to coordinate with a gift wrap!  Well, that's definitely going to be on everyone's to-do list soon enough ... so the timing seems positively perfect to me!  Thanks, Kelly!

Poinsettia fans, I hope you like it!

I have a heartfelt connection to poinsettias via my beloved Aunt and Uncle with whom I spent many summers.  Because these precious family members were nursery owners, I was blessed to be somewhat infused with floral scents + visuals, grand colors of countless blooms, the sweet aromas of rich planting soils + gently watered seedlings. Later in years, I received the most beautiful hanging poinsettia plant "ever" from their own nursery during one of their visits to my own home when my children were still young.  Needless to say, the fabulous Festive Flower Builder Punch was right at the top of my first list from the Holiday Catalog.  This one features Cherry Cobbler + Old Olive card stocks. My tag coordinates with the Season of Cheer designer paper shown in the background ... which to me, seems much like a vintage designed wrapping paper.   My "Tis the Season" sentiment + accompanying motif are from the beautiful Peaceful Pines stamp set.  Oh .... I'm so smitten with the Gold Cording Trim from the Holiday Catty!  {Note to self ... I need more for hanging ornaments!}


You're invited to visit my fabby + talented Challenge Chicks colleagues for even more inspiring ideas!  We love for you to join in the challenge with us, too.  Just link your creations back to our Facebook page, and use the challenge keyword, CHXNOV15, in your gallery uploads on your favorite sites for sharing.

I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator and am always happy to assist you in any way that I can in your stamping and paper crafting journey.  You're always welcome to contact me with questions & ideas.  If you're interested in joining the Stampin' Up! family, there's an empty spot here just waiting for "you"!

>>>> Psssssst! <<<<  What'cha doing on Friday the 13th?  (Nov. 13, 2015)    Check out this link if you'd like to stamp with some mighty fine friends in Dallas!  You're invited!

Inky (((hugs))),


Ready for a Sweet Tweet?!

Are you ready?
Very good, and oh-so-fun things are coming!

  1. Sale-A-Bration begins this week .... Tomorrow!!!   (Tuesday, January 6, 2015)
  2. The new Occasions Catalog opens up it's bountiful treasures to you tomorrow, too!

Today I'm sharing a little taste of what's available ... as of tomorrow! 

These little tags were stamped with images from the new "Hey, Valentine" stamp set, found on page 8 in the Occasions catty.

Psssst!  If you're already a customer of mine, either online or local, you should have received this new package of delightful in the mail by now.  If not ... please let me know to send these new goodies your way, asap!

(Just click the image itself to see a little larger version.)
Now this is a fun Valentines set for using your new Blendabilities.  And to sweeten that up??  Two new Blendabilities color sets are featured as free choices in the Sale-A-Bration catty!  Now we can add Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky Blendabilities to our Blendies palette ... and make those "free", please!  I used both of these new Blendabilities sets to color the little "sweet tweet" birdie tag.  And that cute little fox tag stamp?  It coordinates with the Note Tag Punch carried over and now available in the new Occasions catalog.  Definitely a great punch to have handy.

From Millan.Net ***Woooohoooooo Alert!   As of Tuesday, January 6, the Note Tag Punch used for my foxy tag has a reduced price as part of the latest Weekly Deals
Set ...
Here in Texas, there are just 8.5 more hours until we can begin ordering from the Occasions Catalog, and scooping up sweet new FREE goodies from the Sale-A-Bration mini!

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to serve you.  I'm always available via email or phone, ready & happy to help with your questions and creative ventures.   Happy New Year!

Inky {{{{hugggsss}}}},