Monday, August 31, 2015

Have A Cozy Christmas

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I have a brand new card for today using supplies from the brand new 2015 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog!  Here's my card:



I just love this little scene I created using stamps from the new catalog.  To create the background, I just used lots of inks and sponges.  I have linked below all of the supplies I used to create this card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Video Tutorial: Fall Scene

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Remember this card from yesterday?


After receiving several requests, I decided to do a video to show you how I created this card.  I hope you enjoy, here is the video (and please see yesterday's post for links to all the products I used to create this card):



Thanks so much as always for stopping by!  I'm working on many more projects and videos for you this weekend so stay tuned! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thanks

Hi everyone! I have a super fun card to share with you today that combines my favorite Sheltering Tree Stampin' Up! stamp set with a brand new stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! holiday catalog. Here's my fun card:



I'm really happy with how this one came out.  What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thank you all so much as always for stopping by.  You can begin ordering from the 2015 Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog on September 1st, yay! :)  If you'd like to request a catalog, click on the request tab above.  I will link below all the products I used to create this card.  Thanks so much! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine  

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

No Bones About It

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! I have a quick simple card for you today:


I love this super cute stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I have linked below all the products I used to create this card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

You Made My Day

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  I have a super fun card to share with you today that looks like I spent a lot of time on, but it's actually super easy.  Here it is:



For this card, I did a lot of sponging.  My stamping panel of paper is actually Whisper White cardstock.  It's cut at 3 3/4" by 5".  I first sponged the entire panel in So Saffron ink.  I then sponged the bottom (about an inch and a half or so) with Old Olive ink.  I then sponged around the top portion in Blushing Bride, and then around the edges in Rose Red ink.  I then just stamped the leaves and flowers using the gorgeous Summer Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin Up.  I added some white marks on the leaves with my white gel pen and added some rhinestones.  The sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.  I used the banner punch to cut it out.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I will link below all the products I used to make this card.  Have a wonderful day!

Inky Hugs,

Christine


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack!!!

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday so that means new weekly deals and an updated Clearance Rack! :)  Enjoy:

Weekly Deals:
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Clearance Rack:
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Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll be back tomorrow with a new project :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Monday, August 24, 2015

Video - How to Use the Brand New Festive Flower Builder Punch

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I have an exciting project and video to share with you today.  For today's project, I'm using the Reason for the Season stamp set and the Festive Flower Builder Punch (both available September 1st from Stampin' Up!'s brand new 2015 Holiday Catalog).  I've also done a video for you showing how to use this awesome stamp set and coordinating punch.  Here is my finished project:

 
 



And here is a link to my video showing you how to use your stamp set and Festive Flower Punch to create this gorgeous flower:



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll link all the products to make this gorgeous bag below.

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Reason For the Season Stamp Set - 139730- Available September 1st from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Festive Flower Builder Punch - 139682 - Available September 1st from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

A Little Something Stamp Set - 139830 - Available September 1st from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August Paper Pupkin

Hi everyone!  Sorry for the late post today.  The day got away from me :)  Earlier this week, I did a quick video for you on this month's Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!  I wanted to post pictures today of all the projects I made with this month's kit.  I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  You really get your money's worth out of these kits, I promise.  Stampin' Up! thinks of everything for you when creating these kits and they are truly gorgeous and oh so fun to put together.  Also, if you sign up now, you get the first two months half off (including shipping!)  That would be like $10 a month!  How cool!  If you are interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, CLICK HERE.  You have enough supplies in your kit this month to create six cards, six envelopes, and three gorgeous boxes.  That's a lot of projects! As always, you can use the directions and just create the projects that Stampin' Up! envisioned with the kit, or you can change it up and put your own twist on it.  I thought the kit was so beautiful as it was, that I just created the projects Stampin' Up! suggested.  Here goes:







I hope you enjoyed today's post.  Don't forget to CLICK HERE to check out Paper Pumpkin and subscribe! :)  Have a wonderful weekend, I'll be back on Monday with a video and project from the brand new Holiday Catalog! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Friday, August 21, 2015

Video - How to Use the Thumping Technique with Stampin' Up!'s Sheltering Tree Stamp Set

Hi everyone!  I have a quick video for you today showcasing a super easy, but very beautiful technique called the thumping technique.  Remember this card which I posted last week on my blog?



I created the multi-color leaves using the thumping technique.  I'll show you how to do this in the video below.  I've also linked all the products I used to create this card.  Thanks so much for watching!


Inky Hugs, Christine
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree: You Warm My Heart


Hi everyone, super quick post for you today.  I made another card using the gorgeous Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This time, I made a winter card and used the emboss resist technique and sponging.  I will link below all the items I used to make this card and I'll try to do a tutorial soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Video: Stampin' Up! August Paper Pumpkin

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  I have a video today showcasing this month's Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!  What is Paper Pumpkin? 

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!


Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting PaperPumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family#every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

So, would you like to see this month's kit?  Here it is:




How adorable is this???  I'm SO excited with this month's Paper Pumpkin.  Not only does your kit contain all the supplies needed to create three of these adorable boxes, but you also have enough supplies to make six cards and six envelopes!  How awesome is that!  I made a two part video for you showing how easy it is to make this gorgeous box.

Part One:



And Part Two:



I'm just so, so, so excited for this kit and I hope you are excited too!  I promise you, you will LOVE Paper Pumpkin, I've never seen a kit I haven't liked and you really get your money's worth with these kits.  If you'd like to subscribe, please click the tab at the top of my blog labeled "Paper Pumpkin" or CLICK HERE.

Thank you so much as always for stopping by. 

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday Deals!

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday!  Every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! puts certain current items on sale and clearance and I wanted to share these amazing deals with you.  Here are the items on sale this week:

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If you do not have that bow builder or the envelope punch board, now's the time!!!  These are awesome tools to have, trust me! 

And here are the items on Clearance this week:

 
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Shopping! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Monday, August 17, 2015

Video - Making a Fall Scene with Stampin' Up!'s Sheltering Tree Stamp Set

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! It's the start of another work week but I hope your week is off to a great start :) I got a little time in the craft room yesterday and I even have a video for you today so I'll get right to it.




For instructions on how to make this card, I'd love it if you watched my video :)  I've also linked all the products you need to make the card below.  Here's the video:



Thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine
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Saturday, August 15, 2015

You Made My Day

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  This card did not turn out how I planned, but I decided to share anyway:


 
I just love this new stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s new catalog.  If you'd like to make this card yourself, I have linked for you below all the products I used.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Inky Hugs,
 
Christine
 

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Video: Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Preview

Hi everyone!  I have my very first video to share with you today.  I created this video to showcase several of the gorgeous papers, stamp sets, and dies available in the brand new 2015 Stampin' Up! holiday catalog (you can begin ordering from the catalog on September 1, 2015).  If you'd like to request a copy of the brand new catalog, simply click on the "Request a Catalog" tab above and shoot me an email, I'm happy to send you out a copy free of charge.  Enjoy my first video :)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rawr!

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! I'm SO excited, I got all of my holiday catalog preorder goodies so I'm going to put a video together for you guys tonight to show you all the goodies you can soon order! Let me tell you, I love everything Stampin' Up! does, but this new holiday catalog is my absolute favorite! If you'd like a catalog (either the annual catalog or the holiday catalog), click on the "contact me" tab above and send me an email and I'm happy to maile that out for you. Okay, onto my card for today :) :




Last week I posted another card using this No Bones About It adorable Stampin' Up set.  With that card, I kept it kind of masculine so it could make a good "boy's" card.  I wanted to show you though how versatile Stampin' Up stamps are.  So for today's card, I used the same set and created a pink dinosaur :)  The leaves also come from the same set and I did some sponging around the image panel as well.  Everything you need to create this card is available from Stampin' Up! and I have linked all the supplies below.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :)  I have a new card to share today so I'll get right to it:



I think the Sheltering Tree stamp set is one of my all time favorites.  I have 5 different projects on my desk right now in various stages of completion using this stamp set :)  It's just so versatile, there's so much you can do with it.  For today's card, I used the thumping technique to get the mutlicolored look to my tree.  It's super simple, I first inked the "leaves" in Pink Pirouette ink, then I took a Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker and just thumped it on the inked leaves, right on top of the Pink Pirouette.  I then huffed my breath on it to reignite the ink, then stamped it down.  That's what gives the mutlicolored look :)  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thank you so much as always for stopping by.  You can get everything needed to create this card by using the links below. 

Inky Hugs,

Christine

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wish Big

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are having a great week! I  have a new card to share today using the triple step stamping technique.  Here's my card:




This is a super easy and fun technique.  All the products I used to create this card can be found below.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Hugs, Christine



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Monday, August 10, 2015

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I'm in LOVE with the "You've Got This" stamp set. Here's my card:



I used a couple different techniques with this card.  First, I stamped the card in Versamark Ink and sprinkled white embossing powder over it to emboss it.  Next, I watercolored the image using my ink pads and blender pen (just squeeze lightly in the middle of the pad, then open it up and your ink is in your lid, you use that for your pallet and then dip your blender pen into the ink).  I then cut the flower out. Next, I created my card using SU cardstock and DP (links below to all the colors I used).  I stamped the background stamp from the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black (I stamped off, then stamped onto the cardstock).  I then adhered the flower to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then stamped my sentiment and also added three gorgeous rhinestones to finish it off.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Everything I used to create this card can be found in my Stampin' Up! store.  Links to each item can be found below. 

Inky Hugs,

Christine

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Celebrate


Hi everyone and happy Friday!  It's been quite the week here so I'm SO glad the weekend is here :)  I have a very simple, but elegant card to share with you today.  I just love this gorgeous Definitely Dahlia background stamp.  I stamped it with Blushing Bride ink onto Whsiper White cardstock.  I added this beautiful Sahara Sand lace ribbon and a bow (I love the tear tape, it holds bows beautifully).  I also used the fun "Celebrate" from the Natural Elements collection.  I inked it with Sahara Sand ink to give it a little color and then ahered it with the multipurpose liquid glue (it holds heavy accents perfectly and you only need a little bit).  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  All products that were used to make this card are linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Christine
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Have a Dino-rrific Birthday!

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  Hope your week is going well.  I have a super cute card to share with you today using the adorable No Bones About It stamp set from Stampin' Up!


How cute is this little dinosaur?!?!  I just love this set, it's so much fun to play with.  I stamped the solid image in Bermuda Bay ink and then stamped the bones in Memento Black.  I created a 4 1/2" by 4 1/2" square card and I used the adorable paper from A Cherry On Top 6 x 6 paper stack for my design paper.  Too cute!  All of the supplies I used to make this card is listed below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Christine

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Friends - Garden in Bloom



Hi friends and happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I have a super quick and super simple card to share with you today.  I made this card and demonstrated it at my first workshop and also provided make and takes of this card for all my customers.  They loved this stamp set and they loved the finished product :)  Everything you need to make this card is linked to my Stampin' Up! store below.  This card was so super simple to make.  I'm hoping to do a video on this card soon so you can see how super simple and fun this stamp set is.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Christine
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Just Because

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday! :)  I hope you are all having a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend.  I have another fun card to share with you today.  Remember, everything you see on this blog you can find all the ingredients you need to make every project from my Stampin' Up! store!




I wanted to create a fun, colorful card and this is what I came up with.  I stamped the flower twice, punched it out, then punched out the scalloped circle in the middle, then added a button.  I also put lots of dimensionals in between so the flower really pops.  I used Gorgeous Grunge as the background (this is a must have stamp set, I LOVE it!).  I kept the rest of the design quite simple because I really wanted the flower to pop.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I have links to all the products I used to create this card below, these links will take you directly to my store if you're interested.  Thanks so much!

Hugs, Christine



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Saturday, August 1, 2015

You Are Remarkable





Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! :)  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I have another card to share today using this gorgeous stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I watercolored this image from the Remarkable You Stamp Set using Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry inks.  I just love this set, it's so elegant!  You can see links to all the supplies I used to create this card below.  Everything you need to create this card is available below in my Stampin' Up! Store.  If you ever have any questions, please hit the "contact me" button above and send me an email.  I'm happy to help and would love to be your demonstrator if you don't already have one :)  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Christine


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