#SSINK Count My Blessings

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing favorite Stamp Sets from the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite, hands down, is Count My Blessings!  This set has beautiful artwork and can be used any time of year!

My team, the Maui Big Shots!, had a stampin’ retreat over Labor Day and this is one of the projects we made:

This is called a Vellum Luminary Card, and it’s very simple to make!  You put a battery- candle in the middle & it lights up.  So pretty!!  The sentiment and leaves are from Count My Blessings and the Designer Series Paper on the left side is Painted Autumn DSP.

I used a technique called “Stained Glass” on the vellum.  CLICK HERE to see directions from a previous card.

A Vellum Luminary would be really nice for Christmas!  Maybe you’ll see another one here in a month or two.

Don’t you just love the Holiday Catalog?!!  Be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE for more Holiday Favorites!

SSINK Paper Pumpkin Showcase

Last week I needed a couple of cards in a hurry.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  I popped open my latest box and found all the products needed to make some  cute Thank You cards.

Sometimes I add a little extra to the cards.  Here’s the same card with a little bling:

These Thank You’s were for Beth & Mary, my helpers for our Maui Big Shots! Retreat that we had last weekend!  2 1/2 days of total creativity, fun, friendship (talking story- as we say in Hawaii) & great food!!  12 of my downline attended & we stayed at a condo on the beach in Napili.  I’m so blessed to have these women in my life- & what a fabulous time we had!!

Mary & Beth have been helping me plan & prep for about 4 months!  I made them these special Retreat Survival Kits!

Here we are after unpacking the van- finally relaxing.

Thanks, you guys!!!  I’m sure you’re pretty tired of my infamous “delegating skills”!!  Ha!

Back to Paper Pumpkin!

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WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR MONTHLY BOX?

With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month.
Details of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must subscribe by Saturday, September 10, 201711:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.
To order your 50% off kit and subscribe thru MEplease visit Paper Pumpkin and enter code HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit. 

Watch the video below to learn more about this limited time offer to try Paper Pumpkin at 50% off.

Hope you give it a try!  It’s really fun to get a surprise box in your mailbox every month!

Go to the STYLIN’ STAMPIN’ INKSPRIATION PAGE to see more on Paper Pumpkin!

SSINK: Wedding Wishes

It’s been almost a year since my daughter, Jenny & Vitalis were married!  Time flies, doesn’t it?  I haven’t seen them since the wedding and I’m really missing them!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Weddings!  I’ll tell you how I came up with today’s card…

When my team of demonstrators (The Maui Big Shots!) gets together, we usually have a card challenge.  Our July Challenge was to make something using these items:

Here’s the card I made!

I chose Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper as the background to go with that diamond overlay and made this into a square card.  This would be fun for an engagement card!  Here’s the inside:

Before I go I want to show you a couple of the challenge results!

Marylou made this gorgeous card!  Can you find the bow??  She took it apart!!  Talk about resourceful!  Love your card, Marylou!!

This is Helen.  She always comes up with the unexpected!!

Please be sure & comment on our challenge!!  I know Marylou & Helen would be thrilled to hear from you!

Time to go check out what the SSINK Team has come up with for Wedding Wishes!

It’s a Great Time to Join my Stampin’ Up! Team!

 

JULY STAMPIN’ UP SPECIALS!

1st is Bonus Days!

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Treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!  SHOP HERE!

Bonus Days: How to Earn in July

 

 

2nd special is Christmas in July!

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Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic promotion for new demonstrators that sign up in the month of July!!

You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!

It costs $99 to sign up and you get $125 in products of your choice PLUS these bonus items!!   Don’t pass up this great offer!  There’s no obligation when you sign up.  You can just let it go, or you might become addicted to the 20 – 25% discount you get as a demonstrator!

Perks:

  • You do not have to place an order until December to stay active! And any orders from now until December counts towards your $300 quarterly minimum!
  • You’ll be able to pre-order from the Holiday catalog in August;  getting all the new goodies early!
  • And you’ll love my Maui Big Shots! team!!  It’s a fun group that loves to SWAP & eat!  We’re very enthusiastic about stampin’ & would love to have you join us!!

And to give you a taste of the many perks of being a demonstrator, we will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE! 

Essentials Gift Pack

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Details

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack and Carols of Christmas stamp set will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Thanks for stopping by today & Happy 4th of July!!

June Cards, Etc. Class

Time for another Cards, Etc. Class!  I think you’ll love this month’s projects!

We’ll make 3 cards and a Scalloped Tag Topper Bag.  It’s the size of a mini candy bar.  You’ll LOVE that new shimmer ribbon when you see it in person!

Here’s another picture of the bag using some retired paper:

Hurry & sign up to hold your place in class!

2 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, June 24th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, June 26th at 10 am
  • 1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

Thanks for stopping by… Hope you get a chance to join us in this fun class!

And don’t forget the Maui Big Shots! are having a BLOWOUT CRAFT SALE this Sunday, June 25th from 12 noon – 2pm!!  10 demonstrators are selling their treasures!!  Also at my house in Haiku.

Banner Day!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love banners!  Colorful…inspiring sayings…fun art!

I recently made an Aloha Banner.  I chose the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper basically because I wanted to use that beautiful shiny pattern for the pineapple!

Isn’t that fun?!!  Instead of the Banners Framelits I usually use, I tried this with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I’ll show you a few photos from the ends:

I recently had a few of my downline ladies over to make banners of their choice.

Helen, Linda, & Destryee worked all day on their banners!!  I didn’t get pictures of all of them, but here’s Destryee’s Easter Banner:

Isn’t that beautiful?!  We all have a new appreciation for banners!!  It’s like making 20 different cards!  But the results are so great!

Here’s one I started on that day:

I’m pretty happy to have a Christmas Banner done!  It gets way too busy once we hit October…

I’d love to hear any comments you have!  Have any of you made a banner?

Thanks for stopping by…

Cheryl

Sparkle and Shine Tiffany Bag!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring “Sparkle and Shine!”

Look at what you can make with the Window Box Thinlits Dies!!  A Tiffany Purse!

Don’t you just love it?!!  We made these at my downline meeting last weekend.  Got this cute idea from Connie Babbert… thanks, Connie!

It gets even better when you open it!

Told you!

Go check out what the other SSINK girls have made that sparkles and shines!

 

Maui Big Shots! Fun Challenge

Just for fun, I sent out a few things to my downline, the Maui Big Shots!  Their assignment was to make something using these supplies:

The paper was from Serene Scenery DSP Stack.  They also used White Perfect Accents, Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack, & a circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  It’s amazing how different all the cards turned out!!

I have a very creative & fun team & we love getting together to stamp & share ideas!  I wish I would have taken a photo of the inside of Helen’s card…a huge bug-eating spider!  Beth should get extra credit because it looks like she’s the only one to use her paper clip!

Here’s what I came up with:

I paired Crumb Cake with Dapper Denim & added Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze.  The sentiment is from Layering Love.

Anyone interested in joining my team & becoming a “Maui Big Shot!” let me know!  If you sign up before this month ends, you’ll receive 2 FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE!  Most sign up to get the 20 – 25% discount.  But there are so many more benefits!  Friends, fun, & getting creative!

Leave us a comment about our cards!  I think they did a great job & love how different they all are!

Attitude of Gratitude Class

I’m excited to help promote an upcoming class hosted by 2 of my Stampin’ Up! downline, Claudine & Ramona!  They’ve come up with 4 beautiful projects and we’re hoping you’ll be able to join us- or at least send us some love!!

 

  • Sunday, March 5th (1 pm – 3 pm)
  • St. Anthony School Library (1618 Lower Main St., Wailuku)
  • Class fee $10 or FREE if you place a $20 order that day
We’ll be making 3 Thank You Cards and a candy holder.
Isn’t this a gorgeous card?!!  Guess what the skirt is made from?  An upside down hot air balloon!  And the lace on the side is a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp you can get by placing a $50 order.
More balloons!  And see the pretty designs on the bottom.  That’s Washi Tape!  Love the colors!
Simple & colorful card!  That “Thank You” is another FREE set!
And… a fun fold candy holder!
RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!  Hope to see you there!
And please leave some comments for Claudine & Ramona to let them know how much you like their projects!!

Special Card for Global Design Project #GDP074

I’ve seen lots of exciting changes to my team, the Maui Big Shots, this last month!!  We’ve added several new demos and some of my demonstrators have stepped out of their comfort zone & hosted a Make ‘N Take!  I’m so proud of them & love all the fun & motivation I’m seeing!

I needed to make a special card for a new downline & went to the Global Design Project for inspiration!  Here’s their challenge for this week:  #GDP074.

Here’s the card I came up with:

Such a fun card & I never would have come up with it except that I followed this fun challenge!  And take a look at the inside!!

Wait for it…

Would you like to be a Maui Big Shot?!!  It’s tons of fun & you get a 20-25% discount on everything you order through Stampin’ Up!  And if you sign up now, during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  What a deal!  Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sure & have a “Fun Folds” Card Class next month.  Stay tuned…