Tuesday, June 27, 2017

From the Archives

Today is a hot day in the Denver Metro area.  So, after a couple errands this morning it's a great day to stay indoors with the air-conditioning!  My stamp desk has been in need of some cleaning up, so that is what I tackled first.  I just cannot be very creative with a messy desk.

In looking through samples, I noticed one that I made last year as a swap with my team members.  It seems appropriate to post today, since it's still June and so many weddings and thus anniversaries happen in June.

The stamp set used is Sunshine Sayings  and it has coordinating Sizzix Thinlits too.  This is just one of so many ideas and occasions that you can use this set for.

Thanks for stopping by & happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

In the City

When I placed my pre-order from the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog, I couldn't wait to play with one of the new host sets, In the City!

If you are like me and love creating scenes, then you are going to love this set!  The challenge at MojoMonday this week #500 (and unfortunately the last) was a great reason to pull out this set and create with it.

The photo doesn't show nearly as well as I'd hoped.  The embossed words say "Hope it's a wonderful day in your neighborhood".   It's a lovely day in mine today!  

Thanks for stopping by & happy stamping!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Winding down!

The month of May is winding down, and so are the 2016-2017 catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!  If you have items that are retiring on your wish-list, you still have a few days left to grab them.  Don't wait though, because so many wonderful products are already sold out.

I've been busy setting aside the stamp sets and accessories that are leaving as well as getting new catalogs labeled and ready for homes.  It's a busy time of year for certain!

I'm also excited to share the projects made in May classes.

The So Detailed Thinlits and coordinating stamp set, Falling for You are on the retired list.  The Falling in Love designer series paper is already sold out.   What a beautiful wedding card this combination makes though.  

This card and the following one were desinged by my friend, Diana Tillery.  You can view these and a few other cards using the Eastern Palace Bundle.  It's an awesome sneak peek of the new catalog and include 3 of the new In-Colors.  I added the sticker strips to step it up just a little.

This last card, I designed originally for a demonstrator swap.  I liked it so much we made it at the May classes.  It features both the stamp set and the coordinating thinlits dies that go with the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stamping!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Another Manic Monday

It feels like a 'manic Monday' around here!  May just started, but when I look at the calendar I realize that it's half-way through the month already.  With the addition of a new puppy to our household,

and continuing to work on finishing our house remodel things are a bit hectic!  Needless to say, I've been a bit behind in posting on my blog and on getting much stamping done as of late.  Here are the projects we made in April at classes & club.

Hope you find some inspiration to go and create something beautiful!  If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd be happy to help you find what you need for those stamping projects.  Visit my store at www.justalittleink.stampinup.net

Happy stamping!

Friday, March 31, 2017

March Class Projects

 For the classes this month, I focused on the Balloon Adventures stamp set and coordinating Thinlits. There were so many great project ideas that I saw that were made with this bundle, but here is what I decided upon.

I've had customers wanting me to share the card-in-a-box for some time now.  This simple card (yes, it really is fairly simple) was designed by fellow demonstrator Kara Golby.  She made a video that I think explains the process very well. 

I loved the simplicity of this birthday card that could be for any age or gender depending on the colors used.  The original card idea came from another talented demonstrator, Nikki Spencer.

Finally, I couldn't finish the classes this month without sharing an Easter treat bag.  This cute little bag is made using a piece of designer paper measuring 6 inches by 4-1/2 inches.  A great way to use up some of that paper that I'm sure you too have sitting around.  

Thanks for stopping by!  
Happy stamping.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Anyone?

  •   I love the convenience of Paper Pumpkin! Every month an all-inclusive kit arrives in my mailbox with everything ready to go for a fun project.  Everyone gets a FREE gift from Sara inside their April Paper Pumpkin kit.  Subscribe by April 10 to get yours! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Class Projects

With the remodeling of my house ongoing, I just don't get into my stamp room as much as I'd like to. But, when there are classes to prepare for it necessitates stamping time.  Yeah!

Here are the projects we made at my February classes:

Isn't this card beautiful!  I cased the idea from a fellow demonstrator.  You can see her card here.  I simplified the card, changed the colors and the embellishments to my liking.  You can't see it here, but the wings of the dragonfly are given shimmer by using the Wink of Stella clear.  

This simple card was also cased from a fellow demonstrator.  Once again, you can see her creation here, as well as other designs using the same paper and stamp bundle.  With the addition of the glimmer paper stack with Sale-a-Bration, I couldn't resist having a glimmer Bermuda Bay dragonfly.  

Finally, we made this card with the neat technique of using the Brick Wall TIEF after stamping the flower and bee images.  The stamp set is Avante Garden and it's free with a $50 order now through the end of March.

You can find all the supplies to make these cards on my SU! website.  
Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Playing with masking

I've been playing with the masking technique.  It's one of the oldest stamping techniques and I often forget about it.

For those who maybe haven't done this technique before, you stamp the image that you want in the foreground first.  Then, you stamp it again on a piece of sticky-note and cut it out for a "mask".  This mask is then placed on top of the stamped image on the card to keep it from getting inked when you stamp the remaining images in the background.  Once the stamping is completed, you remove the mask and color as desired.  Simple and yet so detailed.

For these cards, I used a set I borrowed from a fellow demonstrator friend called Country Livin' as well as the stamp set, In the Meadow.  With the boots card, I used the new watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  For the guitar card, I used markers and ink pads with a blender pen.

In both cases, I stamped the foreground image twice.  Once on the card front and again on a separate piece of card stock that I cut out.  The cut out layer was then popped-up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

From now through March 31st, if you were to purchase both stamp sets and the watercolor pencils, you could pick any one item from the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE!

I hope I've inspired you to go and create!
Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Class/Club Projects

I'm excited to share with you the projects we made this month in my stamp club and classes.   It's so hard when new catalogs come out to know which of the awesome products to use!  However, I chose 2 of my favorites; Yummy in My Tummy & Lift Me Up.

This adorable treat bag would hold a candy bar or many other creative items!

Lift Me Up is such wonderful stamp set, but when you add the coordinating thinlits dies to it; it's awesome!

Here, Lift Me Up is used again but this time to make a desktop calendar with a notepad.

I hope these projects have inspired you!  If you would like to place an order, visit my online store: www.justalittleink.stampinup.net

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 7

For today's Christmas tag post, I'm sharing some cute little tags we made at my adopted upline's meeting back in October.  These are quick tags to make and look so adorable on a gift.

Thanks Terry for such a great project!

Happy Stamping!
And, Merry Christmas.  I likely won't be posting again until after Christmas....but, you never know!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 6

Don't you love all the details for today's tag?

Donna Rolston designed this beautiful tag.  Everything from the cut gingerbread house to the glittery snow-capped roof and candy accents invites you to come take a bite!

Once again, don't miss out on the 10% discount on the bundle.  The stamp set and coordinating framelits will still be around after the 3rd of January, but not on discount.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 5

Oh, what fun..... 

It is to stamp!  I know you were thinking of something else to finish that phrase, weren't you?

Today's tag was designed by Sue Amentler (she hand-wrote her name, so I'm not absolutely sure of the last name.  Sue, if you see this and I'm incorrect please let me know!).  

I like how Sue used the reindeer punch to make the legs!  This stamp set and coordinating punch will not be retiring, but the bundle will be.  So if you haven't gotten it yet, don't miss out on the 10% discount when you buy the bundle.  

Happy stamping!
Hope to see you tomorrow for another great tag!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 4

Here is the tag for today!

Today's tag was designed by Eva M Davalos.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the candy cane is embossed using the Real Red Glitter embossing powder.  The sparkle is amazing!  Wouldn't you love to see this gift tag hanging on your gift?  I know I would.

Happy stamping!  Hope you'll stop by tomorrow to see another great tag.