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!

Cupcakes & Carousel Suite Congrats

I just love the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack!  The colors & designs are just gorgeous!!  And I really like working with the size of the paper stacks (6 X 6).  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring this Suite today!

I needed another Congrats Card for a new team member (yea!!) and used Cupcakes & Carousel DSP Stack and the matching stamp set, Carousel Birthday.  And just to tie it all together, I added some items from Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit!

I had to make a special card for this occasion, so I made this fun fold card.  I think it’s called an “Explosion Card”.

This card is very simple to make!  I’ll try to explain here:

Start with a 6 X 6 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  Score at 3″.  Turn & score at 3″.

Score diagonally down 1 side.  Fold as shown in photos.  Glue onto card base as shown.

      

Clear as mud?!!  Hope you understand it!  I plan to have a “Fun Folds Card Class” in March, so stay tuned…

Don’t stop here!  Be sure & check out the creative ideas from the rest of the SSINK Team!

Carried Away with Valentine’s Day!

Fun projects today!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be focusing on Valentine 3-D items!  I want to show you a pretty way to give out some Hershey Nuggets.

Hershey Nugget Bag Details:

  • Stamps:  Lift Me Up
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Paper:  Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 X 3 1/4, cut 5), Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Smokey Slate 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Heart from Baker’s Box Thinlits, Up & Away Thinlits, 2″ X 8″ Cellophane Bags

If you’d like to make this and get together with some Maui Big Shots! (my downline team), come to a FREE MAKE ‘N TAKE on Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 33 Lono Ave., Suite 310 in Kahului, Maui (above Central Pacific Bank).  We’ll be making this plus 2 other projects.  Just our way of “spreading our love” of stamping!

Here’s the same project, but a little different:

Can’t wait to see what other 3-D ideas the SSINK Team has come up with!

 

Maui Big Shots! Swaps

Had a fun Team Meeting today and I wanted to show off our swaps!

  

 

 

 

I had fun giving out a few gifts today…  Everyone on my team received an engraved Bone Folder!  They’re so cute…made by Tamra Davis (find her on Facebook).

I also celebrated a surprise $700 BONUS I received from Stampin’ Up!  I didn’t see this coming!  This was for having 5 Qualified Recruits!!  They each got these cute little mailboxes.

I’m so grateful to my wonderful team!  Thank you so much for your enthusiasm & support & friendship!

If you’d like to join my team, now is the time!  Spend just $99 and you’ll get $125 worth of product PLUS 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  Choose whichever sets you’d like!  We’d love to have you join us!  Offer good through March 31st.

Plus, you’ll receive a custom made Maui Big Shots! Bone Folder!  I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on that!!

Have a great weekend!

Tags, Tags, Tags

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Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing TAGS!  I’m showing off a tag that I stuck on top of some cute Mason Jars that I sold at our Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair this last weekend.  The sentiment is from Oh What Fun.  I think I’ve used that set 100 times in the past 2 months…  Along with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies!

You can see I just fussy cut the banner & popped it up using Dimensionals.

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Here’s a picture of some of my team at the Craft Fair.  I’m very blessed to have such a fun, hard-working, supportive team!!

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To see more tags, head over to the SSINK page.  I’m sure they’ll have some great ideas to share with you!

Favorite Tree Stamp!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Friday Favorite theme is “Tree Stamp Sets”.

My favorite tree stamp set?  Lovely As a Tree.  This classic stamp set has been with Stampin’ Up! since 2001.  It can be used year round & I never get tired of using it!

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Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set 127793
Price: $20.00

I decided to make a red & green card for Christmas.

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Love the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum!  The trees are very shiny & so pretty!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree, Oh What Fun
  • Ink:  Real Red, Versamark
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (2 1/2 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (2 1/4 X 4 & 2 1/2 X 4 1/4), Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (2 1/2 X 4 1/4)
  • Accessories:  Duet Banner Punch, Red Foil Sheet, Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim

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Be sure & head over to the SSINK gallery to see other Tree Stamp Set ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you tomorrow at the Maui Big Shots! Holiday Craft & Bake Sale!

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Tags, Tags, Tags

When I saw the Tin of Tags Project Kit in the Holiday Catalog, I fell in love with the little red polka dot tin and knew it was going on my order.

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I love the fun details on the tags!  Wooden bows, Washi Tape, Red Tassels!

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Be sure & stop by the Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair for a huge selection of different gift items!

December 3 & 4, 9am – 3pm.  67 Ka Drive in Kula, Maui

To see more tag ideas, CLICK HERE to see other examples from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!

Pretty in Pink!

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Found these pretty pink & gold clipboards on sale, so I’ve made up a few Desk Sets to sell at the Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair next weekend!  I think they’re really fun & pretty & girly!  The gift set includes the clipboard, journal, stand-up calendar, post-it note, & pen.  Selling the set for just $18 & I only have a few, so let me know…

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Lift the cover & what do you find?  PINK POST IT’S!  This set is NOT about less is more!  Ha!

Be sure & stop by our Holiday Craft Fair this weekend where you’ll find a huge variety of Handmade on Maui gifts!!

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2017 Calendar Post-It Notes

I’ve finally had a little time to start making some things for our Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair, coming up December 3rd & 4th, from 9am – 3pm in Kula, Maui.

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These make a pretty & very useful gift for most anyone, and I’m selling them for just $5 each.  Shipping is just $6, no matter how many you order.  They come in lots of different color combinations and I have a limited supply.  You’ll need to hurry to place your orders before they sell out!

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Leave me a message if you’d like to order some of these!  Thanks so much!

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Downline to the Rescue!

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I’ll tell you the story behind this bag…

A couple of weeks ago I got over my head with a Stamping Class!  It was immediately following a Downline Meeting with my group, The Maui Big Shots!  I was basically prepped for my Christmas Gift Class, but had some texts & emails on Friday when I was at work.  I knew I would have to prep for a few more, but I figured I could do it during class time.

I ended up having 15 – 16 people at class!!  I still don’t even know!  Great problem to have, huh?!  I had no time at all to cut more things out.  I’m so grateful to several of my downline who stayed to help!!

I learned 2 important things from this class, actually 3:

  • Always prep a little more than you need!!  The more organized the better!!!
  • Don’t use the same supplies for different projects (unless you have duplicates).  I was using Real Red Ink Pads in 2 of the projects (with 1 ink pad) & had to constantly look around for the ink pad!
  • Third thing…I can count on my friends!! 🙂

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I just realized I should have made a pitchfork, not a broom.  Oh, well.  I know they’ll enjoy the little gifts they find inside!  Thanks again, gals!!