SSINK Sparkle & Shine Happy Wishes

The theme for today’s Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is Sparkle & Shine!  I’ve been waiting for an idea to use Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit and chose it because of the shine in these cute tassles!  Added a little bling & silver embossing & it totally Sparkles & Shines!  And that paper is perfect:  Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.

If you’re on Maui this Sunday, please come to my New Catalog Launch Party from noon – 3pm where we’ll be making 4 beautiful projects & you’ll see demonstrations & have lots of chances to win prizes!  ALL DETAILS HERE! 

Thanks for stopping by & be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE to see more Sparkle & Shine!

New Catalog Launch Class-Party this Sunday

I’ve had several requests to see the projects we’ll be making this Sunday at my New Catalog Launch Party.  It was hard to narrow it down- there are so many new things I just LOVE!!  But I’ll show you the three cards we’ll be making here:

This gorgeous set is a FREE SALE-A-BRATION set!  Just love it!  The sparkly ribbon is from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog also.  I found the idea for this on Facebook and can’t figure out who to credit it to!  If you know the original creator, please comment so that I can give her (or him) proper credit!

This was a Make & Take we did at On Stage in November.

You’ll get a chance to try out the Stampin’ Write Markers vs. the new Stampin’ Blends.

I know!!!  This paper is so cute!!  The card base & envelopes are also a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.

And there’s more…  I want to clarify that this isn’t the usual Open House where you come & go.  This is a Party/Class where you’ll pay $15 to make 4-5 projects, demonstrations & displays & lots of door prizes!  Fun!  So be sure you arrive at 12 noon so you have time to make everything!  Please RSVP!

Have a great day!

SSINK $50 project = FREE Sale-a-Bration!

Today I’ve made a Fun Fold Card I’m calling Both Sides Fun Fold- it has flaps on both sides of the card that open!

First you open the top flap…

then the right side flap opens for you to write your message.  Isn’t this paper pretty?!  It’s called Picture Perfect Birthday and the stack is full of beautiful designs, cut 6 X 6.

It’s Sale-a-Bration Time so you get a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM with every $50 you spend now through March 31st!

Here’s my $50 recipe for this card:

  • Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set- $17
  • Picture Perfect Birthday DSP- $10
  • 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon- $7
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Sequins- $7
  • Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots- $9

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you get a chance to attend my New Catalog Launch Party on Sunday!  Lots of fun projects & prizes!!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS…

Be sure & stop by the SSINK PAGE to see more ideas for $50 projects!

2018 Occasions Paper Share & Catalog Launch Party!

A PAPER SHARE is a great way to sample all the papers in the new catalog!
To order all seven packs of the papers would be $92.00.
My share consists of 84 pieces of 6 x 6 one of each design.

How to Reserve your Occasions Catalog Paper Share:

Email me at and give me the following information:

  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal (you don’t have to have a PayPal account in order to pay invoice)
  • subject line:  2018 Occasions Paper Share


$24.00 for 84 pieces of 6X6 Designer Series Paper

+ $6.65 shipping (if not on Maui)  Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking

If you need any current catalogs, I can include those FREE OF CHARGE!

All the designers papers in the packs can be seen here in my online store.


I’m excited to announce a  New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Kickoff Party!

Sunday, January 14th, from 12 noon – 3 pm at my house in Haiku, Maui

  • 4 Make & Takes
  • Displays of new catalog products
  • Stampin’ Demonstrations (Stamparatus & Brusho)
  • Prize Patrol EVERY 15 MINUTES!!
  • FREE Catalogs
  • Class sign-ups! 
  • Food
  • Cost is just $15

Come and bring a friend who hasn’t stamped in 6 months and you’ll both get to make this fabulous project:

RSVP in the comments below so that I can start prepping for you!

Thanks for stopping by.  Can’t wait to show you the new catalogs!

How would you like to be a MAUI BIG SHOT!?  That’s the name of my team of amazing demonstrators.

Here comes the best part of all… the Sale A Bration perks for snagging the Starter Kit! Not only do you get to pick out the entire kit yourself, paying just $99 and no shipping for any $125 worth of merchandise you want, Stampin’ Up is throwing in any TWO additional stamp sets! That’s a potential value of over $100 depending on which sets you choose. There truly is no better time to join us than Sale-A-Bration.

And with NO obligation to ever place order, do events or hold workshops unless YOU want to.  You might really like the 20-25% discount you’ll get as a demonstrator and choose to continue.

PSST: Need a Spring Catalog or the special Sale-A-Bration booklet? Happy to pop one in the mail for you any time. Just email me at

SSINK Case the Design Team Member: Tobe Buffenbarger


Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is CASE-ing our team member, Tobe Buffenbarger.  Tobe makes beautiful cards and here’s her card that I chose to CASE:


I liked this card, mainly because of the Washi Tape!  And just the whole layout.  Here’s what I came up with:

This is the new Specialty Printed With Love Designer Series Paper!  So shiny & beautiful!  And I love how easy it is to coordinate all the Stampin’ Up! products!  Did you notice that sparkly Calypso Coral ribbon?  You can get that FREE with Sale-a-Bration when you spend just $50.  It’s actually a set of 3 different ribbons! Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, & Calypso Coral, all shimmery.

Head over to the SSINK Design Page to see some other ideas CASED from Tobe!

ICS Blog Hop: A Recipe for Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti

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Today is the official Sale-a-Bration Kick off Day and I’m excited to be a part of this huge Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop!  Sale-a-Bration seems to get better every year, and this year is no exception!!  They’ve even added a couple of amazing products that are free with any $100 order.

First I should explain what Sale-a-Bration is… from January 3 – March 31, 2018, you can earn FREE PRODUCTS for every $50 you spend from Stampin’ Up!  CLICK HERE and look for the Sale-a-Bration Catalog to see all the products you can get for FREE!

Finally, I’ve come up with a cute project you can make using $50 in supplies, which would earn you a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  

I’ll list the items here to make this cute set of notecards:

  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti 6X6 Designer Series Paper  $10
  • Fruit Basket Stamp Set  $16
  • Tutti-Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots  $9
  • Tutti-Frutti Washi Tape  $8

Total for this project = $51 = 1 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

So, I was thinking about ways to make this into a DELUXE project using $100 in supplies & earning you a FREE DELUXE Sale-a-Bration item!

I’ll list the items here to make this cute DELUXE set of notecards:

  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti 6X6 Designer Series Paper  $10
  • Fruit Basket Bundle (Fruit Basket Stamp Set & Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack)  $35
  • Tutti-Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots  $9
  • Tutti-Frutti Washi Tape  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins  $7
  • 2 1/4″ Circle Punch $18 (perfect for lining your envelopes!)
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon  $8

Total for this project = $103 = 2 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS OR 1 DELUXE ITEM!

Here’s a few close up’s:

Notice the sequins, the itty bitty punches!!!, the washi, & the lined envelopes!  These are just so darn cute!

If you’d like to make this cute set, all you need to do is attend my New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Launch Party on Sunday, January 14th, noon – 3pm and bring a friend who hasn’t stamped with me in 6 months!  You both will get to make this Tutti-Frutti DELUXE notecard set for FREE!

Be watching for my blog post tomorrow for all the details & instructions on how to sign up for this exciting event!  Or you can look for it in Classes & Events at the top of my blog.

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Be sure & continue on the ICS Blog Hop to see more great ideas for Sale-a-Bration! Anastasia Radloff is next & she’ll be showing us the Myths & Magic Suite!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I’d love to hear what you think about the Tutti-Frutti Suite!

Sale-a-Bration Kick Off Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our Sale-a-Bration 2018 BLOG HOP!  We have an amazing group of demonstrators in this hop that will be showing you ideas using the FREE PRODUCTS you can earn during Sale-a-Bration!  Sale-a-Bration runs January 3 – March 31st, 2018.  For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product!  Plus, new this year:  Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100 (before tax & shipping).

Today I’ll be showing off one of the items you can earn with $100 purchase- Celebrate You Thinlits Dies!  I’ve paired it with another FREE item, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (free with $50 order).

Isn’t that a fun card?!!  And those thinlits cut out so easily!!  I love that balloon on the top!  That’s some beautiful paper that you can find in the new Occasions Catalog called Picture Perfect Party DSP.

A little different look for this card.  Which one do you like best?

I’ll be having a New Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Kick Off Party on Sunday, January 14th from noon to 3pm and I hope you can attend!  We’ll make 4 Make & Takes and there will be lots of displays & demonstrations, prize patrol, food, and you’ll take home Sale-a-Bration and Occasions Catalogs.  Cost is just $15.  Bring a friend who hasn’t stamped with me in 6 months and you’ll both get to make a fabulous project!  Please RSVP!

Thank you for joining us today!  And be sure & continue on the hop.  We’d love to hear a few comments!  Are you excited about Sale-a-Bration?!!  Me too!!

#SSINKCC49 Color Challenge

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We’ve got a fun Color Challenge for you today at SSINK!  Sale-a-Bration’s almost here (2 more days!!) so I’m using a pretty stamp that you can get FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!  It’s called Heartfelt Blooms and has a very realistic look- very pretty!

I just love the shimmer ribbon!  And the embossing folders!  This one is called Garden Trellis.

This is a simple fun fold card.  Take a look when it’s opened…

I love color challenges because they make me try something I wouldn’t normally have done.  Give it a try & post the link to your card on our SSINK Page!  You’ll also find more ideas from the team using these pretty colors!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Get ready for Sale-a-Bration!!

Tutti-Frutti for #GDP118

Today I’m stepping away from Christmas for a bit to play around with some new products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration.  I started with a sketch challenge from Global Design Project to help get me started.  Here’s my card:


This card starts off using FREE PRODUCT that you can get at Sale-a-Bration time- Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes!  16 card bases & decorated envelopes, 4 each of 4 designs.  The Tutti Frutti Suite has so many fun coordinating products!  Notice the Washi Tape and the Sequins… these are ADHESIVE BACKED!  No more glue messes!!  I’m pretty excited about these & think you’ll love them, too.

Let me tell you more about Sale-a-Bration.  Sale-a-Bration is an annual promotion by Stampin’ Up! where you earn FREE PRODUCTS for every $50 you spend!  This year they’re offering even bigger rewards when you spend $100.  There’s stamp sets, kits, ribbons, paper, and even Thinlits Dies!  Sale-a-Bration runs January 3 – March 31, 2018.

I’m having a party so that you can see  & make things from the new catalogs!  

New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Launch Party!

Sunday, January 14th from 12 noon – 3 pm

1194 West Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui

  • 4 Make & Takes
  • Displays
  • Stamping Demonstrations
  • Prize Patrol
  • FREE Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs
  • Class sign-ups
  • Food
  • Cost is $15
  • Come & bring a friend who hasn’t stamped with me in 6 months and you’ll both get to make a FABULOUS PROJECT!
  • Contact me to reserve your spot in this fun event!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Christmas week!


Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!