Friday, July 29, 2016

Video Tutorial - Stampin' Up!'s Touches of Texture Stamp Set

Hi everyone and happy Friday!!! :)  We made it, the weekend is almost here! :)  I have a beautiful card to share with you today along with a video tutorial on how to create this card.  Here's the card:




I used the brand new Touches of Texture stamp set, I love this new stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  Here's a video tutorial explaining how I created this card:


I will also link for you below all the items I used to create this card. Thanks so much as always for stopping by! Have a fabulous day! :) Inky Hugs, Christine

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stampin' Up!'s Pop of Paradise

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday!  I have a super fun and super shiny card to share with you today :)




For this card, I did a lot of "fussy cutting" :)  I stamped the flamingo in Flirty Flamingo ink (very fitting :) ), then cut it out.  I used my Big Shot and the Lots of Labels framelits and layered gold foil, flirty flamingo, and gold glimmer papers.  I then stamped the leaves in Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz.  I embossed the Thank You with gold embossing powder.  The DSP is from the In Color designer series paper.  I popped everything up with dimensionals and then wound some gold metallic thread around everything for an added touch.  I also added some gold stars from the metallic enamel shapes collection.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link below all the items I used to make this great card.  If you don't have a demonstrator already, I'd love your business!  Huge hugs!

Inky Hugs,

Christine


Monday, July 25, 2016

For You Friend - Using Stampin' Up!'s Jar of Love Stamp Set

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!  It's back to the grind for me, I have a pretty busy work week this week, but will still be getting my crafting squeezed in in the evenings :)  Don't forget to scroll down to Sunday's post to learn all about my first online class!  You will LOVE this class, I promise!  Here's today's card:



I just LOVE this brand new stamp set from Stampin Up!  It along with the coordinating dies just make for the cutest card designs!  For this card, I stamped the Mason jar in Basic Grey ink. I  used Pool Party for the water inside the jar.  I used Soft Sky for the stems and then I used Marina Mist and Dapper Denim for the large flowers.  The small flowers are Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry and in the smallest flowers, the center is Basic Black.  I made the flags with the Banner Triple PUnch and then added some rhinestones and metallic sequins.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link below all the items I used to create this card.  Have a wonderful day!

Inky Hugs,

Christine


Sunday, July 24, 2016

My First Online Class Using Stampin' Up!'s Thoughtful Branches Bundle




Hi everyone!!!  I'm SO excited to be posting this today.  I'm here to share all the information you will need for my very first online class! 
Here is everything you need to know about this class!!

Thoughtful Branches Online Class Preorder
 
This Class Includes:

-Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set

-Beautiful Branches Coordinating Thinlit set

-Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad (you can substitute any other color ink pad you like, or any accessory that is $6.50 or less)

-Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad (you can substitute any other color ink pad you like, or any accessory that is $6.50 or less)

-FREE class materials to make 6 cards with envelopes (2 each of 3 designs)

-Online Class Video Link that will be emailed to your Paypal address. I will walk you step by step on how to make all these amazing projects! There are no restrictions on how often you can watch, you can watch the video tutorial any time and as many times as you wish.

Please Note: You will need a Basic Black Ink Pad, adhesive, scissors, dimensionals, a cutting machine (I recommend the Big Shot, but the dies will work in other machines as well) & clear blocks for this class

​Email me at christinemriley@gmail.com if you would like information on preordering this amazing online class!

Please Note: If you need to make any substitutions please add them in the notes at checkout or email me immediately. Thank you all so much! 

Here's a video that explains the class:




You are going to LOVE this class!!!  I will be closing out all preorders by July 31st or when all of my sessions fill up.  This stamp set and framlit bundle is not available to non-demonstrators until August 2nd so I will put the order in immediately that day.  You can expect a 7-10 day turnaround to have the class in your hands.  The cost of the class is $72.  That is retail cost for all items, plus $7 for priority shipping for me to ship everything to you.  All materials to create the cards for the class are free as a gift from me to you. 


I'm so excited for this class. I promise you, you are going to love the class and the bundle you will be getting.  Please sign up, I can't wait!!!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Another Sneek Peek - Stampin' Up!'s Thoughtful Branches

Hi everyone and happy Thursday! One more day and then the weekend is here! I'm so looking forward to the weekend, I've been promised a lot of crafty time so I'm looking forward to it :) Today, I have another card to share using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set from Stampin' Up! One of the many awesome things about being a demonstrator is that we get to preorder amazing product. I preordered this amazing bundle and I simply cannot leave it alone. It's gorgeous and so easy and fun to work with. Here's todays' card:





One of the awesome things about this stamp set is its versatility.  If you look at some of my earlier posts, I created a tree.  Today, I created a beautiful hydrangea.  I stamped the flower in Sweet Sugarplum ink onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and then cut it out with the coordinating die.  I cut the flower part out again in Rich Razzleberry to put behind it.  I then cut the stem out using the die.  I ran some silver foil paper through the Big Shot with the brick wall embossing folder and then used some cardstock and DSP from the Brights collection.  I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder and put some silver metallic thread behind it for a special touch.  Finally, I added some pearls to the flower.  What do you think?

Here is the full stamp set and coordinating die set:




These will be available to order on August 2nd.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

Inky Hugs,

Christine



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

For You - Stampin' Up!'s Blooms and Wishes Stamp Set

Hi Stampers, and happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I have a super fun card to share with you today using two brand new stamp sets from Stampin' Up!


I love the new Blooms and Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up! and I LOVE the new In Colors, so I decided to combine the two.  I did some two step stamping with the new stamp set, using Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.  I created my own background paper using the new Playful Backgrounds stamp set.  For some fun, I added some glimmer paper and some rhinestones.  What do you think
Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Monday, July 18, 2016

Super Simple Card Using Stampin' Up!'s Picture Perfect Stamp Set

Hi everyone and happy Monday!  I have a super simple and quick card to share with you today.



I love this rose from Stampin' Up!'s Picture Perfect stamp set.  It's so easy to use and the result is so pretty.  I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Rose Red ink.  The background was created using the Gorgeous Grunge.  I also used two pieces of glimmer paper, one gold, on in Blushing Bride, for the tags.  Super easy and super pretty! :)

That's it from me today, thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Saturday, July 16, 2016

For You - Another Sneak Peek at Stampin' Up!'s Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! We got up this morning and took the kiddos to Panera for breakfast and then to the park before it got super hot outside. Anyway, I can't seem to stop playing with the new Thoughtful Branches bundle from Stampin' Up! One of the perks of being a demo is getting to preorder awesome product and this stamp set and the coordinating thinlits are truly my current favorite goodies to play with. The possibilities are endless with this stamp set. It's truly amazing! Here's today's card:




How sweet is this card? I just love this set!  I first stamped the leaves in Pear Pizazz and then Flirty Flamingo overtop of it to give the multi-colors.  I then cut it out with the coordinating thinlit.  I then cut the same thinlit again in just Melon Mabo and hten adhered them together with dimensionals.  I then cut the tree out of Early Espreesso.  I layered it onto Very Vanilla cardstock, which I cut out using the Lots of Labels framelit.  I stamped the birds in Island Indigo and Melon Mambo and cut them out with the coordinating thinlits. The heart was cut out of Gold Glimmer paper using the Sweet and Sassy framelits.  The DSP is from the neutrals designer series paper.  I also added some gold glimmer paper to the bottom as well as gold foil.  I embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I also added some gold enamel hearts for a finishing touch.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Have a fabulous weekend.  I'll link below all the products I used to create this card.  Remember, you can purchase this bundle for a limited time beginning August 2nd.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Exciting New Preorder From Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone and happy Friday!  We made it! :)  I'm so glad the weekend is here.  I am so excited to share my card with you today!  One of the many perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to preorder new products.  My card today features a brand new stamp set called Thoughtful Branches and a brand new coordinating die set called Beautiful Branches.  For a limited time, you can buy the stamp set, the die set, or both as a bundle, beginning August 1st.  Here's my card:





How wonderful is this?!?!  I just LOVE this stamp set.  You can create projects for all seasons and the coordinating dies really make your projects pop!  For my card, I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and then lightly used the thumping technique with my Melon Mambo marker to add some color to the leaves.  I then cut the leaves and the tree out with the coordinating dies.  I then cut the leaves out again in Flirty Flamingo to back behind the stamped leaves.  I added some linen thread and some pearls and then stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo.  I just LOVE this set and you will too, I promise!  Here's the set and the dies:




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

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thankful For You Card Using Stampin' Up!'s Sheltering Tree Stamp Set

Hi stampers!!! :)  Happy Thursday!  One more day and then the weekend, yay! :)  I have a super simple, but super fun card to share with you today.  I almost always use this stamp set as one of the projects I teach at workshops.  It's so easy to use and the results are gorgeous.



How pretty is this?  And this literally takes less than 5 minutes to make.  To create the grass, I used the "stamp off" technique.  Some were stamped with full strength Garden Green ink and others were stamped first on scrap paper, then onto the card.  I made the tree muticolor by stamping the large portion of the tree in Blushing Bride and then I used the small stamp (which also coordinates as flowers for the grass) and stamped that several times in Melon Mambo.  Super easy and super fun. 

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  I'll link below all the products I used to create this fun card.  Have a great day! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Video Tutorial - Two Step Stamping with Stampin' Up!'s Baby Bear Stamp Set

Hi everyone!  I have a new card and video tutorial to share with you today.  I love the new Baby Bear stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I love the two step (or in this case, three step) stamping technique, I really feel like an artist when I use this technique and Stampin' Up! makes it so easy!  Here's my card:



How adorable is that sweet teddy bear?  I made this a baby card, but you could give this for any occasion.  I did a video tutorial for you, showing how I created this card and how the two step stamping works.  Here's my video:



I hope you found this helpful!  I will link below all the items I used to create this card.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by! :)

Inky Hugs,

Christine

Monday, July 11, 2016

Live, Laugh, Love - Super Simple Stampin' Up Wow Card

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I had a Stampin' Up workshop this weekend and had so much fun!  This is one of the cards I demonstrated to the group.  It's so super easy, it took about 5 minutes to create this card, but it really has that "wow" factor.  I love it!  Here it is:



So super fun, the glitter paper, thick Melon Mambo baker's twine, silver metallic thread, and the enamel dots really add something extra I think.  Super fun! 

I'll link for you below all the supplies I used to make this fun card.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Exciting Stampin' Up! News - An Awesome Preorder and Bonus Days!!!

Hi everyone! I wanted to pass on some really exciting news from Stampin' Up!   The first exciting news concerns the new Holiday Catalog!  Customers are able to preorder an adorable set with coordinating dies before the catalog goes live!  Here's the set:



How sweet is this set!  And I ilove the dies that coordinate.  Here's more info:


Details
·        All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 or while supplies last.
·        Preorder quantity limits: During the preorder period, demonstrators will be able to order one of each of the stamp set, Thinlits, and bundle for themselves. During the promotion period, there will be no quantity limits.
·        Customers may use Bonus Days coupons on the stamp set, Thinlits, or bundle.
·        All order types qualify for this promotion. No minimum purchase required.
Dates
·        Preorder period: July 7–31, 2016
·        Preorder Deadlines
o   Phone/Fax/Mail: July 29, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
o   OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
·        Promotion period: August 2–31, 2016
·        Promotion Deadlines:
o   Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
o   OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Item #
Product Name
Retail
144328
Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)
$52.00 USD/$66.50 CAD
144329
Thoughtful Branches Bundle (FR)
$52.00 USD/$66.50 CAD
143539
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)
$27.00 USD/$33.00 CAD
144264
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (FR)
$27.00 USD/$33.00 CAD
143538
Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies
$31.00 USD/$41.00 CAD

 
 
 
The other promotion I wanted to tell you about is our Bonus Days promotion!!!  While hosts and new demonstrators got to party it up in June with their Extra Stampin’ Rewards and Starter Kits with free stamps, we’ve been preparing a special deal so shoppers could have their own reason to party: Bonus Days! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!
An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.  We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes. 
 
Participants will receive a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD/$60 CAD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.  All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.  All order types qualify for this promotion. FOR FAX AND MAIL ORDERS, email addresses must still be provided in order to qualify for Bonus Days coupons during the promotion period. During redemption, be sure to include your coupon codes on your fax and mail orders.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Dates

Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
Promotion Deadlines:
PHONE/FAX/MAIL: July 29, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/ONLINE: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
Redemption Deadlines:
PHONE/FAX/MAIL: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/ONLINE: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Phew, how exciting is all of this?!?! :)  Thanks for reading this far and make sure to take advantage of these great promotions!!!
 
Inky Hugs,
 
Christine
 
 

A Swirly Bird I Love You

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! I hope all my friends in the US had a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend! I have a fun card to share with you today using the Swirly Bird stamp set from Stampin' Up!  One of the many great things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is my amazing team!  We do weekly challenges (they are optional of course, but so fun and they really get the creative juices flowing).  We do a theme challenge and a color challenge.  This card is for this week's color challenge, which was to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and gold accents.  Here's my card:



This card uses a little bit of everything :)  I stamped the swirls from the stamp set.  I then stamped the dots (also from the stamp set) in Versamark ink and then embossed in gold embossing powder.  I then used the coordinating thinlets for the swirls, which I cut out of gold foil paper and also gold glimmer paper.  The butterfly was puched out using the small butterfly punch.  The sentiment was also gold embossed and is from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  What do you think?

I'll link below all the products I used to create this card.  Thank you so much as always for stopping by!

Inky Hugs,

Christine