One of the best things about being at onstage in Salt Lake City is being able to meet people I’ve been in contact with over Facebook and a blog hop. Last night the I CS team met up to swap and go out for dinner and we just had a blast! Love these ladies !

This is Deb Naylor, our fearless  leader. She is so organized and enthusiastic and is full of great ideas.

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We did some swapping and I’ll show you those soon…

I’m off for another fun filled day!

On Stage Day #2!

Good morning from Salt Lake City! I want to quickly show you a few pictures from yesterday and then I’m off for  another fun filled day !

Here’s a picture of our loot! We got all this when we registered yesterday

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swapping fun!

Friends  New and old !

Ran into Cindy Baughman, my Honolulu friend from stamped with aloha! Just love her!

This is Cherilyn Peetz from Oregon.   Stealing her lanyard idea for my downline for on stage 2018! Don’t you just love those pink glittery ones?!

And finally,  here’s Yolanda from our secret sister group.

Gotta run!!
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Christmas Using Non-Christmas Stamps- Shaker Card!

Today the SSINK Team will be doing something fun… making Christmas Cards using Non-Christmas Stamps!  Here’s what I came up with:

I guess the Beachy Christmas set is technically a Christmas Stamp Set.  But I thought this would work because I added the jar from Jar of Love Set.

This was my first time using this cute set.  My club members are pretty excited about this set- living on Maui.  Can’t wait to see what they all come up with!  When you see this post, I’ll actually be in Salt Lake City!!  And On Stage!!  Can’t wait.  I leave tomorrow (I’m writing this on Nov. 6th) and haven’t made any swaps yet!  I’ve still got a few hours.  I’d like to do something with this set and Blendabilities.  Stay tuned… we’ll see how many I get finished.

Here’s a close up of the Shaker part of the card.  So cute!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sure & send some pictures of the Stampin’ Up! Event.  You can always visit my Facebook page to see more photos.

Be sure & head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog page to see some great ideas!

 

On Stage Day #1! Salt Lake City

We’re here at Salt Lake and we’re so excited for day one of On Stage!  Mary and Aimee, two of my downline, are with me and my husband Pat is our  chauffeur.

Here’s a few shots of the Stampin’ Up! headquarters. Friendly people and you’re surrounded by beauty and creativity! Very inspiring!

We are off now for a little exploring in some breakfast before registration. Hopefully we’ll see some pretty leaves! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll post more pictures soon.

Totally Trees for November

I think this month’s page is my favorite!  I love the way these watercolors made the pretty background- just a stamp on top…& done!  I found the idea for this from Michelle Quinno at shellsq.blogspot.com.  Thanks, Michelle!

Watercolored using Aquapainter:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, & Tip Top Taupe

Stamped on top using Early Espresso.  Stamp sets are Totally Trees & Endless Thanks.

I have so much to be thankful for!  The first thing that comes to mind is how thankful I am for the many dear friends I’ve made through stampin’!

Now head over to see what Crystal & Anne have done for November!

SSINK Halloween Fun Tags & Trimmings

Happy Halloween!!  Have you ever purchased a whole bundle ($53) just to get one stamp?!!  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s done this…

That’s what happened when I saw this sentiment:  “It’s what’s INSIDE that counts”!  Had to have it!  Here’s the bundle called Tags & Trimmings:

I’m sure you’ll see more projects on my blog in the next couple of months where I use this bundle!

These little bags (Mini Treat Bag Thinlits) are one of my favorite things and they’re so cute & simple to make!!

Here’s a picture of a class I had recently!  The items for the pencil holders are retired, but the rest are current Stampin’ Up! products.  You can find all supplies at the bottom of the post.

Hope you had a fun time making a few things for Halloween!!  I sure did!  Head over to the SSINK Blog Page to see more Halloween Fun Ideas!

SSINK Favorite Holiday Catalog Suite: Quilted Christmas

My favorite Suite from the Holiday Catalog is Quilted Christmas!  The more I play around with it, the more ideas pop into my head!

This suite includes Christmas Quilt Stamp Set, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Quilted Christmas DSP, 1/4″ Ribbon and Stitched Felt Embellishments.

Recently I challenged my downline, the Maui Big Shots!, to start using their DBWS and to add an event to their blog.  Ramona Corson and Mary Green met the challenge, so this is one of the gifts they’ll receive from me:

I just love the Pizza Boxes!!  They’re sturdy and glossy white and simple to assemble.  They are the perfect size to hold a set of 3 X 3 cards.  And now there are 3 X 3 envelopes available for purchase!

I’ll be having a Quilted Christmas Suite Class on Monday, Nov. 27th at 10 am.  For $50, you’ll go home with the Christmas Quilt Bundle plus a pile of Stitched Felt Embellishments!  

We’ll make 3 cards plus a 3-D item!  RSVP by 11/18 to hold your spot in this fun class.  One lucky attendee will win the Quilted Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Be sure & head over to the SSINK Blog Page to see more Favorite Holiday Catalog Suites!

SSINK Here Kitty Kitty

Our house is pretty quiet now that our girls are gone.  But we do have Swiffer & Kaboodle!  Those two can be pretty entertaining!  It’s exactly like Garfield & Odie!!  Swiffer is the hyper tag-along little brother & Kaboodle basically taunts him or puts up with him.

We never wanted a cat.  My husband didn’t, at least.  He’s allergic to cats.  But this stray cat insisted on being one of the family!  Kaboodle just LOVES Pat!  She always wants to sit on him & when he pets her she purrs so loudly and does that thing with her paws where they dig into you because she’s just so, so happy!  And did I mention she drools?!!  Seriously!  The happier she gets…

On to my cat card.  I don’t have the set called Pretty Kitty yet, but I do have the Cat Punch!

I used Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape in the background & used Foam Adhesive Strips to pop up the cat (instead of dimensionals) because I needed something skinny.  All supplies listed at the bottom of this post.  Found the original idea for this card HERE on the Cow Whisperer’s blog.  Her’s is black & white & very pretty!

I’m really hoping Stampin’ Up! will not retire this cute punch, but will come up with a new stamp set so that we can use it even more!!

CLICK HERE to go to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more Here Kitty Kitty ideas!

 

SSINK Fabulous Flowers!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is bringing you Fabulous Flowers today!

I’ve used Oh So Eclectic to stamp these pretty images.  I especially like the way the leaves stamp!

This card is quick to put together- I’ll give you the measurements here so that you can make one!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic, Better Together
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Gold
  • Paper:  Powder Pink card base (5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4), Pear Pizzazz (2 1/4 X 5 1/2), Very Vanilla (2 X 5 1/2)
  • Accessories:  3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon (gorgeous!!)

Head over to the SSINK Blog to see more Fabulous Flowers!!