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Don’t forget!

STAMPIN’ UP! OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG ENDS 4/30.  Be sure to order your favorite Occasions Mini rubber stamps and accessories.  I just love the Sweet Shop product line and the Twitterpated product line . . . both from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Stampin’ Up! is offering a trail copy of My Digital Studio absolutely free!  Have you ever thought about trying it but not wanting to invest in the program just to see if you like it?  Well now is the time.  Download the software and access the free trial just as you would a Stampin’ Up! digital download.


NEW PRODUCTS ADDED TO THE STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK. Save up to 60%. Check out the latest additions to the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack! Punches, albums, Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and so much more! Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!

SUMMER SMOOCHES PRODUCT OFFER. No need to wait until the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog begins on June 1. Customers can pre-order splashy new products from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches collection (above), NOW through April 30, 2012. Click here to view the Summer Smooches flyer!


  • The Retired Stamp List (over 300 stamp sets) has been released and is available HERE! NOW in darker print so it’s easier to print and read!! Retiring stamps will be available to purchase through May 31, 2012.
  • The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012. Retiring accessories and Stampin’ Up! Décor Elements (being discontinued) will only be available while supplies last. Be ready to order early!

PLEASE REMEMBER that the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog will be released June 1, 2012, a month earlier than in the past.

2012 Occasions · Posts

Mixed Bunch

I have to say I am part of a great team.  Not just a part of the Inky Fingers Stamping team, but a bigger picture.  When the creative juices just don’t want to flow – you can always turn to another team member for advice, support, and workshops/classes.  This is just want I did here.  This is another super cute card we did at Traci’s workshop. 

Stamp Set:  Mixed Bunch (Wood-Mount 125535, Clear-Mount 125537), Loving Thoughts (Wood-Mount 125843, Clear-Mount 125845)
Paper:  Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953), Calypso Coral (122925)
Ink:  Calypso Coral (122939), Baja Breeze (111833), Daffodil Delight (119667), Blushing Bride (119786), Lucky Limeade (122939), Crumb Cake (121030)
Cool Tools:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332), SNAIL Adhesive Refill (204331),  Bone Folder (102300), Adhesive Remover (103684), Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Blossom Punch (125603)
The Perfect Touch:  Daffodil Delight 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119254) Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (123128)
Other:  Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)


2012 Occasions · Posts


Recently, I attended my upline Traci’s monthly stamp class.  One of the projects we made was this super cute smelling card.  Yes, I said smelling.  Stampin’ Up! introduced Scented Stampin’ Embossing Powder (page 35 of the Occasions Mini) in three fabulous scents (Vanilla, Melon, and Cherry).

Here in Washington we are still deep in winter/spring and no signs of summer.  This card reminds me summer will come (someday!).    

Stamp Set:  Mouthwatering (Wood-Mount 125675, Clear-Mount 125677
Paper:  Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730), Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack Brights Collection (117155), Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack Neutrals Collection (117157)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker (121074), Old Olive Stampin’ Write Maker (100079), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082)
Cool Tools:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332), SNAIL Adhesive Refill (204331),  Bone Folder (102300), Adhesive Remover (103684), Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959)
The Perfect Touch:  Melon Scented Stampin’ Emboss Powder (124034), Melon Mambo 1 ¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Other:  Whisper White Medium Envelops (107301)


2012 Occasions · Posts · Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks: New Paper Doily Sizzlits Die

Tips and Tricks for the New Paper Doily Sizzlits Die

With the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die (item 125592) you can now create the intricate designs you’ve grown to love with our Sizzlits Dies, in a new, larger size. Some of you have asked questions about the die and we’re here to help answer those questions.

A few tips and tricks:

  • Because of variations in materials, you will most likely need to use a shim (such as piece of card stock) when you send it through the Big Shot.
  • The detailed intricacy comes with a little added work. The negative pieces will not come out automatically when you cut the die.
    • It may take a little time to remove all the cut pieces from the die-cut paper. Remove the pieces by poking or punching them out. Carefully, push the pieces through the cut design and remove them from the back. Make sure you work from the front side of the doily (the side that was face-down when it was cut) and push the pieces through; if you try to pull them out from the front or if you push them through from the back side, the doily might tear. To make it easier, gently roll the die-cut paper to pop out some of the larger pieces.
    • Push the pieces out using the Paper-Piercing Tool or the small end of the Simply Scored Stylus.
    • The front side will look completely cut through, however, the back side may not. This is normal with this die, and if you follow the directions of removing the small pieces you will find that the die has cut through the paper.
  • Because of the intricate design of this die, small pieces might stick in the foam on the actual die. Clear all small pieces from the die before using it again. This will ensure you get a clean cut every time. Remove the remaining pieces by using your Paper-Piercing Tool, being careful not to tear the foam on the die.

Here is a great training video provided by Stampin’ Up!


2012 Occasions · Posts

Happy Birthday Sweet Shop

I’m sorry for the delay in posting updates over the last week or so.  I spent the 14th – 16th in Olympia lobbying our Legislature for education on behalf of the Public School Employees of Washington.  We worked hard over the three day period – braving the worst snow we have seen in years.  The snow continued through the week.  We were lucky to only lose power on and off for the last week.  We have many friends who have been without power for a week.

I have to tell you, I love the entire Sweet Shop product suite.  It is just so YUMMY!  The papers, the stamps, the decor elements, the stickers, the brads.  Do I really need to say more?  I created this card with inspiration from our Occasions Mini for our January Inky Fingers Stamp Camp.  What I love most about this card is how well it can be used for an adult or child.  It’s just a simple, quick, and fun card to share.


  • Pool Party card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper was cut to 4″ x 2 1/2″.
  • Whisper White is cut to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

NEED FREE COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS MINI AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS and don’t have a relationship with another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Please email me  your name and U.S. address.  I’ll send them to you as soon as they are available for distribution.

Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake (W125490, C125492)
Paper:  Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper (125408), Pool Party, Red Glitter Paper
Ink:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), bitty punch circle, bitty punch heart, Vanilla Scented Stampin’ Embossing Powder (125590)

2012 Occasions · Posts

Sneak Peak Stamp Camp – You’re My Type

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I receive a monthly magazine that’s full of creative ideas.  In this month’s issue, I saw the typewriter from the “You’re My Type” stamp set available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The more I see this set, the more I fall in love with it.  It’s just so dang clever.

“You’re My Type” stamp set offers a bold typewriter stamp that can “roll” vintage or modern.  The sentiments are both charming and versatile for many occasions.  This is my spin on a card I CASED (copied or inspiration) from another demonstrator named Mary.


  • Coverage can be tricky with a large solid stamp like the typewriter.  Use a Blender Pen and ink to touch up any areas where ink doesn’t transfer perfectly.  Layer a bit at a time as you fill in.
  • Each strip of Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper was cut to 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I used a Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat to create the large circles.  Whisper White diameter 3 1/4″.  Riding Hood Red diameter 3 1/2″.
  • Tie things up with Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (CONFESSION – I love baker’s twine).

NEED FREE COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS MINI AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS and don’t have a relationship with another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Please email me  your name and U.S. address.  I’ll send them to you as soon as they are available for distribution.

Stamp Set:  You’re My Type (W125564, C125650)
Paper:  Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper (125408), Riding Hood Red (111348), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Circle Scissor Plus Cutting Mat (112531), Full Heart Punch (119883), Blender Pen (102845), Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (125575), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

2012 Occasions · Posts

Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog Starts Today!

The Stampin’ Up! 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog is love and you can now place your orders!  The on-line version of the catalog along with the Stampin’ Supplies lists are below.

Occasions Mini (Flash Version)
Occasions Mini (PDF)
Stampin’ Supplies
Occasions Mini Spanish set
Product Guide

NEED A CATALOG?  Prefer a print copy of the Occasions Mini or Sale-A-Bration catalogs and don’t have a relationship with another demonstrator?  Email me your name and address (U.S. only) and I’ll send them to you for free and fast!

IF YOU’RE PLACING AN ORDER…be sure to visit the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack before you check out.  It’s a great way to stock up on Stampin’ Up! products (loads of punches) and save up to 80%!

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