Saturday, August 30, 2014

Color Inspiration Challenge - Wanna Play?

Happy Weekend!

We are absolutely chillin' this weekend.  It's been a crazy last few weeks and I think we've earned some "R and R".  I'll be stamping some and organizing too.  That sounds relaxing to me.

I want to share a fun, new challenge with you.  Sometimes I find myself stumped for ideas when I'm ready to create a new card or project.  How do I get past it?  Well, here's a little known fact about me....I'm a "magazine fanatic/collector".  I could seriously spend a mint on magazines.  Sure I love them for the articles and information....but I LOVE them for the gorgeous photos too.  I've found a LOT of inspiration while flipping through a magazine while waiting in line at the grocery store.  Hahaha

So....I want to challenge YOU.  Here's a photo I came across this week and it has inspired a few new projects in my studio.  I think it's just gorgeous.  I love the colors, the theme and the overall

Here's the challenge.....Are you ready?? 

1.  Create a card or 3D item that comes from inspiration from this photo....It can be the colors  (some or all), the theme or whatever your "take away" is from the photo.

2.  Email me a photo of your project at

3.  I will have all of the projects here and will have my team pick a winner.

4.  The deadline?  All entries need to be received by next Saturday, September 6th.

What's the prize??'ll have to wait and see!  It will be from the New Holiday Catalog!  Wahoo!  Speaking of which....Do YOU have a copy of the new Holiday Catalog?  If not, message me and I'll send one out to you asap.  You're not going to want to miss a thing in there!  It's probably my favorite one ever!

So......what are you waiting for??  Get busy creating!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wishing you a magical day,

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly Deals and a Freebie

Hey there, Peeps!

I have a fun, new project to share with you and a "freebie" to tell you about....'s the project....

How stinkin' cute is this card???  Now....for the "freebie" news.....

To create this fun project, I used the Circle Framelits and my Big Shot.  This week the Circle Framelits are on SALE on the WEEKLY DEALS!  Woot!!  I've created a step-by-step, color tutorial for this Mickey Pumpkin card and am offering it FREE to customers who order the Circle Framelits from me, Michelle Suit, by next Monday evening.  After that, I will offer the tutorial for sale here on my blog.  I use the Circle Framelits for SO many projects.  They are always out on my stampin' desk.

Here are all of the Weekly Deals....

There are several items on the list that I use a lot including the Blossom Punch and those gorgeous Vintage Faceted Buttons.  I don't know about you but I love a good sale on things I'm gonna use and use and use!  Add a FREEBIE and "Shazam!".

To place your order, Just Click Here 
No waiting and the lights are always on!

Wishing you a spooktacular evening!


Saying "Farewell" to Snowflakes....

Good Morning!

Today is It - last chance to get the Festive Flurry Stamp set and framelits - they retire today - along with other products!
Here are a few fun ideas I rounded up from Pinterest to entice you! To place your order...just Click Here to get them before they're gone

Wishing you a magical day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stampin' News for You...

Hello, Peeps!

Wow!  I've had a running list in the last couple of days of news to share with you just to make sure I don't miss a single thing and here it is....

Be sure to read all the way to the end because it's ALL exciting....

Holiday Catalog Debuting on August 28th

I can honestly say that I can't remember a Holiday Catalog that I have loved more than this one.  Wow!  SU! has packed this one full of awesome stamps, accessories and Designer Series Paper that will just rock your socks.  If you haven't received your copy in the mail from me yet, send me a note with your mailing address and I'll get one out to you asap.  You'll be able to see the catalog here online starting on August 28th too.  Stay tuned for lots of projects showing off some of the awesome, new products.

Big Shot Special Ends August 31st
From now through August 31st when you purchase a Big Shot you will receive a FREE Exclusive Bundle of your choice.  Already own a Big Shot?  You can get your choice of the Exclusive Bundles for 15% Off.  There are SO many new framelits and embossing folders debuting this week alone.  You'll want to have your Big Shot ready to roll.  To place your order just Click Here

Holiday Carry Over List Items Going Away
Last day to order - August 28th 

Here are the items from the Holiday Carry Over that will be going away forever after this week.  Get yours now before they're gone....

To order just Click Here

Clearance Rack Updated

Woot!  I LOVE a SALE!  Check out the items that have been added to the Clearance Rack and stock up now.  There are some awesome bargains!

And last but certainly NOT least....

Short and Sweet Special Ends
in Just 2 Short Days!

FREE Product that YOU choose??....That's an awesome deal!
Being a part of my Inkerbelles Stampers is just an added bonus.  We have SO much fun and I'd love for you to be a part of it.  When you purchase the Happy Shopper kit for $99 you get to choose up to $150 in product that YOU choose.  You can even get a Big Shot with other goodies too.  The holidays are coming and you'll love being able to create LOTS of cards, gifts and more for your family and friends and save money at the same time.  NO coupons required.  YOU get the discount EVERY single day.  You have until January 31st to see if it's for you.  If problem...NO pressure.  Message me for details and more info.  It's the BEST gift to give yourself.


I know that there's a lot of info packed into one post but I just had to share it with you.
I can't wait to share new samples and ideas with you.  I've been a busy bee!
Wishing you a magical day,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short and Sweet!

Hello, Peeps!!!
This is a VERY exciting day!  Stampin’ Up! announced the “Short and Sweet” Sale starting TODAY and running through August 28th.  WOOT!  Wait til you hear the details!
Purchase the SU! Happy Shopper Kit for $99 and get $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products.  YOU CHOOSE ANY current catalog,
Clearance, specially priced bundles....if we sell can include it in your kit.  That includes the BIG SHOT special, the Holiday Catalog item,
Digital Downloads and MORE.  That’s $51 in FREE PRODUCT.  The kit also ships for FREE so you save ANOTHER 10%!  WAHOO!!
Are you a “Couponing Craft Shopper”?  Do you clip those pesky coupons and head to those big box stores to shop and come out with way more
than the one item the coupon worked for?  Well....with the Happy Shopper Discount you won’t need ANY coupons.  You’ll get a discount on ALL of your purchases
AND you’ll get exclusive previews of NEW and exciting products that are debuting, have a new community of crafting friends and have absolutely NO PRESSURE
to do anything you don’t want to do.
**ADDED BONUS**  When you purchase the kit through ME....You become a member of my INKERBELLE STAMPERS.  We get together and stamp once a month, have our exclusive Facebook Group and we share ideas and fun. 
Now...if you ARE looking for a way to earn extra moola, you can choose to take the kit and run with it.  Share your discount with your girlfriends if you’d like.  It’s up to you.
You can earn extra stamps and prizes and even all expense paid trips!  Just by doing what you already love to do except you’ll be saving money while you do it.
Take advantage of Stampin’ Up’s Demonstrator discounts and benefit through January 31, 2015.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales by’ll renew.
If you decide not to...that’s fine too.  It’s COMPLETELY up to you.
I’d love to share this awesome special with YOU.  Contact me for more info or you can just CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW!
Wishing you a magical day!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy Wednesday from Me and The Mouse

Hey there, Peeps!

Wow!  It sure feels like late spring here in our little town today.  There's been a lovely breeze blowing all day and I've had my windows open....Not much like August in Virginia.

I've been working in the studio today designing Christmas cards.  Yep!  That's right!  I said, "Christmas".  The brand new Holiday Catalog is full of fun new stamps for fall, Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, snow days and more.  I'm working on some sneak peek projects for you that I'll be sharing soon.  If you are already on my mailing list, you should receive your copy in the mail soon (if not already).  If you aren't on my mailing list...we need to fix that!  Either message me here on the blog or email me at and request to be added.  We'll fix ya right up!  The catalog goes LIVE on August 28th so you'll want to get your Wish List ready to roll.

The card I'm sharing today is one that I created first with the NEW "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set.  I know that you know that I almost always have Disney on my brain so I'm sure it comes as little to no surprise.  Well....let me show you the card and stamp set and you'll see what I mean.

Now, here's the "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set...

"Kinda Eclectic" Wood Mount #135347   Clear Mount #135350 

I'm sure not everyone looks at this beautiful, serene stamp set and thinks....DISNEY!!!
Here's what inspired my card....

 "Mickey's Sun Wheel" at Disneyland - Anaheim, CA

You know me....I love "thinking outside the box".  Heck...sometimes I just bust the side off that sucker and head WAY outside the box.  LOL
Anyway....that's just a little peek inside how my brain worked for this one.

This card also has a couple of other "newbie" products too.  First, the "Hearts and Stars" Decorative Masks...#133777
They are so adorable and versatile.  They are only $2.95 for the set of two!!  Woot!
There's also a second set called "Dots and Stripes" #133775" and they are $2.95 also.

The other new product I used is the punch I used to create those stinkin' cute itty bitty stars.
They were made with one of the three little punches in the "Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack" #133787.

I have already gotten my money outta these little beauties.  They will be well loved for a very long time in my studio.

Since it's Hump Day and you might need a little more inspiration...I thought I'd share one more card before I sign off.  It's a totally different design using the same stamp set.  Just shows you how versatile our stamps can be...

Alrighty...I'm off to get my run in before the evening gets away from me.  I can't remember if I told you or not....BUT....I'm training for my very first HALF MARATHON!  YES!  At Disney World (duh!) LOL  It's in November during Disney's Wine and Dine Festival.  I'll be posting about it a lot I'm sure.

Alright....If you don't have "Kinda Eclectic", the masks and/or the punches yet...what are you waiting for?  You'll LOVE them!!  Just head over to my Online Store by CLICKING HERE  No lines...No waiting and you can even shop in your pjs!

Wishing you a magical day,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I'm back.....with Big News!

Hello, my friends,

I know it's been awhile since I've blogged.  What a whirlwind it's been.  Let me start by saying that July 2014 is a month that I will ALWAYS remember as one of the best times of my life.   I don't say that lightly.

First, I was incredibly honored to be asked to be a presenter on the Main Stage at Stampin' Up's National Convention 2014.  It was truly one of the BEST experiences of my life.  I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had living out my dream of sharing what I love with over 4,000 fellow demonstrators.  I feel SO blessed.  I loved every second of it.  (Side Note:  Unfortunately, the following day I ended up in the ER in Salt Lake City with a kidney stone.  NOT fun.)  I'm feeling tons better and was able to fly home as scheduled.  It was a bummer to miss a lot of the fun activities on Friday and Friday night.  I was able to attend closing session...even though it was through the haze of some really great medication.  LOL  I still wouldn't trade that Convention experience for anything.  God is SO good.  I was thrilled to get a call from Stampin' Up! letting me know that after the results of the survey after Convention ended were tallied, the Demonstrator Theatre that I was part of was the most popular event!  WAHOOOO!!!  How cool is THAT???

So....I got home from Utah and received the BEST NEWS EVER!!   Brittany and Sam are expecting their first baby!!!  YAY!!!!!  I'm gonna be a Grandma!!!  It's still early yet so stay tuned for lots more updates as the months go by. (this bit of good news is the inspiration for today's card I'm sharing...)

At the end of the week, we headed off for our family vacation at Walt Disney World.  It was an awesome trip.  It really was one of the most relaxing trips we've been on.  I'm looking forward to going back in November but I'm definitely NOT ready yet for the reason we'll be FIRST Half Marathon!  Yikes!!  Gotta  keep movin'!

Okay....Here's one of the cards I created this week.  I hope you like it....

Isn't it sweet?  What can I say?  I've got babies on the brain!

Here's what I used:

So Saffron Card Stock #105118
Whisper White Card Stock:  #100730
Wild Wasabi Card Stock:  #108641
Pink Pirouette Card Stock: #111351
Basic Gray Ink #126981
"Big News" Stamp Set  Wook Mount #134015  Clear Mount #134018
XL Oval Punch #119859
3/4" Circle Punch #119873
Bird Builder Punch #117191
"Alphabet Press" Embossing Folder #130916
Uniball "Signo" Gel Pen #105021
Project Life Journaling Pens #135304
1/4" White Cotton Ribbon #134567

**To order any of the supplies needed, just Click Here

I have lots of new classes on my calendar so be sure to check back to save your seats.  You aren't going to want to miss any of the stinkin' cute projects coming up.

Wishing you a magical day,