2017 Occasions · Posts · Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak: High Tide

At first glace High Tide on page 25 of the Occasions Catalog ($26.00 – 143006 photopolymer) wasn’t something that really caught my eye.  Actually, I didn’t even notice the set and had to ask my friends when this set was being demonstrated several times where the set was located in the catalog.  May it is because I am a lazy stamper.  Two step stamps are not for me.   Now that I have seen several projects made with High Tide, I am quickly falling in love with this set.

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Did you notice the gift bag photo?  You probably thought I added the photo by mistake, didn’t you?  Well, I did not.  The medallion sentiment was made with part of a sentiment stamp within High Tide.  Another reason, I am quickly falling in love with this set.

2017 Occasions · Posts · Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak: Window Shopping Bundle

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing all the fabulous new products I was able to see and touch while I was at OnStage Local in Vancouver, BC.  Today  I’ll share with you the Window Shopping Bundle on page 43 of the Occasions Catalog ($54.75 for 144742 wood mount or $50.25 for 143265 clear mount).  The Window Box Thinlits Dies feature an beautiful, ornate, cut-out design.

Sarah Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO did a stamping presentation featuring this  bundle.  Her projects were amazing.  This  bundle can be used in so many ways!  It’s ornate and delicate yet fun and gigglely – all rolled into one fabulous bundle.

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Look how beautiful this note card holder is!  It’s perfect to hold some cute little love notes!

The Window Shopping bundle can also make beautiful home decor.  Oh goodness, could you image this as a wedding centerpiece?  Oh my, oh my.

What about some fun game fun?  You don’t have to be a child to enjoy this use of the Window Shopping bundle!

So sorry for teasing you with this fabulous bundle.  I know it’s going to be a –LONG– wait for you until January 2nd.

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Fun & Crafty Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Fun & Crafty Blog Hop for November 2016!  If you are following along you have just left my dear friend Christine over at Artful Musings.  I’m so excited to welcome you to the Inky Fingers Stamping Blog.  I’m also just a we bit nervous as I have NEVER EVER participated in a blog hop before.  So pardon my nervousness 🙂

Today, I’d like share with you a clean and simple Christmas card made from the Peaceful Pine photopolymer stamp set.  This card really strikes accord with me.  It’s clean, simple and elegant.  Best of all it’s easy to mass produce or to create it in different color combinations.  The possibilities are endless.  While I was away attending OnStage Local in Vancouver, British Columbia this was one of the cards that I swaped with my fellow Demonstrators.

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Tips to making this card:

  • Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the accent layer prior to running through the Big Shot
  • Use Fast Fuse to attach the accent layer to the card base
  • Mini Glue Dots are perfect to hold the bow in place
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals are used to add dimension to the circle and tree

Card Measurements:

  • Card base:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – scored at 4 1/4″
  • Accent layer:  4″x 5 1/4″
  • Circle:  2″

Supplies to make card:

  • Peaceful Pines photopolymer stamp set 139728 (page 28 of the Annual Catalog)
  • Perfect Pines Framelits 139665 (page 192 of the Annual Catalog)
  • Night of Navy card stock 100867
  • Whisper White card stock 100730
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 135315
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad 126970
  • Silver 1/8″ Ribbon 132137
  • Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 139672
  • Mini Glue Dots 103683
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 143263
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive 129026
  • Fast Fuse Refill 129027
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430

I’ve love for you to visit my other Fun & Crafty friends.

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To continue on our blog hop and visit Danielle at Going to College

 

2017 Occasions · Posts · Sneak Peak

These are a few of my favorite things 

My team leader and mentor Jennifer was honored to be a display stamper for our OnStage Local in Vancouver, British Columbia.   She created several projects using a few of my favorite things – cupcakes and carousel’s.  

This entire suite is Ah-may-zing!   Seriously ya’ll it is fabulous.  I’d like to share with you some of Jennifer’s amazing work.  I am so blessed to have her as a business mentor.

2016 Holiday Catalog · Christmas · Posts

Wonderful Year

I had a wonderful time at OnStage local with my Stampin’ Up! sisters.  It was a weekend full of learning, sharing, creating, fellowship, laughs and food.  What would a girls trip be without food and giggles?
I have plenty to share.  It will take me a few days to process everything that I learned and to share all the amazing swaps and make n takes I made.  Please remember I have been sworn to secrecy on some of the new and upcoming product from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  

In the mean time, I’d like share with you what has been my most favorite Christmas card yet.  It’s all about the details in this card. 

Fun tips to make this card:

  • The card is made with our crumb cake note cards
  • The doolie is cut in half to fit on the card
  • It’s okay to have the embellishments “hang off” the card base

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    Heading home from a great weekend

    I am sitting in the customs line heading home from a great weekend in Vancouver, BC with fabulous friends.  I have so much to share over the next week.  Many of you might have seen the “blacked out” pictures of items I won during the event.   I will be able to share those fun gifts with you beginning Monday 10/7 at 12 noon PST.   
    We were able to do a premier pre-order purchase of select items before Demonstrators can pre-order on December 1st.  Good news is the my box of goodies will be here Wednesday, 11/9.  

    In the mean time, I have a few more swaps to share with you that I received during the event in Saturday.

    OnStage Local · Posts · Swaps

    Fun first day

    We arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia safe and sound last night.  We stopped for lunch at a fun placed called Coconut Kenny’s in Bellingham.  It was so yummy!   I should have taken a picture of my yummy Hawaiian meatballs.  They were so yummy.

    We spent the afternoon finishing our swaps and chatting in our beautiful room at the Pan Pacific.  I loved my 18th floor view. The harbour is beautiful and I could look at it forever.  

    Last night was our swap.  The team West down for happy hour before the rest of the girls arrived for the swap.   The five of us had a great time chatting and snacking.  

    The swap was amazing, I have lots of swaps to go through and share with you.  I did snap a couple of pictures of a few swaps this morning before I head out for OnStage Local and my morning swap.   

    I’ll be posting more throughout the day over on my Facebook page.  Make sure you pop on over and like the page to stay up to date today.

    Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Embossing Folders · Posts · punches · Swaps

    Woodland Foxy Friends

    I’m in Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend for OnStage Local.  Tonight is the first organized swap I have ever participated in.  I’m actually participating in TWO!  I have not idea what I was thinking when I signed up for them.  I was still frantically working on the swaps as of late last night.  Good thing, I have a comfy spot in the back seat of my friends car.  The card I am sharing today actually the card  I’ll be swapping tomorrow morning before our event starts.  My friend Stacey, was the inspiration for this card.  I took an idea she had and expanded on it and made it my own.  Honestly, this was the first time I used the Foxy Friends stamp set and punch!  Shhh….don’t tell my man = it’s been sitting on my shelf since June!

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    While I am away, I’ll share with you what I can – I promise.  You’ll want to make sure you like my Facebook page where I will be posting right away.  I’ll try to blog what I can, but I’ll be able to share faster on Facebook.  There will be lots of things I can’t share with you yet.  I’m sworn to secrecy on some of the spoilers I’ll get to see this weekend.  But, fear not I’ll be able to share early next week.