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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life with Becky Higgins

I am SO excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higginsto to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. 
If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, I'll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.


You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.
Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, well no time like the present to sign up and you can order the products early too!
Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:


I'm just thrilled because coordination is really what sets Stampin' Up! apart from other paper crafting companies and knowing we can now coordinate our Project Life is AWESOME!  

Join Stampin' Up! to order your Project Life by April 21st or contact me or order online starting May 1st!  


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lookin' Fine

Happy Monday!  

If you are reading this and you live in Kalispell, Montana, do you not just LOVE the sunshine?  Side note to those who don't live here...we don't see the sun much.  :-)

Last week I hosted a fabulous group of ladies who happen to be 80% teachers who requested some graduation card ideas.  I went to work creating some cards using our two high school colors and came up with these fun designs.




There are so many generic plain 'ole graduation cards on the market...nice to give a personal touch to someone close!  



If you happen to need a few sweet graduation cards, let me know.  I may have connections on who could create them for you.  :-)

Enjoy your Monday!


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Rainbow of Thanks

Last week my kiddos and I got caught up on some well-needed "Thank You" cards.  Many are going in the mail today so I hope this post doesn't spoil the fun of receiving a card from for those who will be receiving "happy" mail the middle of this week!

I look to inspiration all around me when I start to create.  Granted, lately, I can't look too closely around my room as installation doesn't lend well to creativity, BUT I'm thankful for many magazines I have lying around the home, whether paper crafting or home decor.


Simple but sweet!


Look closely at the sample on the right side.  I loved the look, used my Stampin' Up! products that I owned and made it my own!



You can do this too!

We ALL have a bit of creativity in us when we use what we have surrounding us. 

Here is to a week full of color and hopefully some sunshine in this neck of the woods.  :-)


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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps:  Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ink:  Island Indigo
Cardstock/Designer Paper:  Whisper White, Retired Colored Collection Designer Paper
Supplies:  Dots Embossing Folder, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones 


Shop for any of these items plus a whole lot more when you visit my online store!
Click on SHOP near the top right.

Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack for retired/discounted product!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Last Day to Sale-a-Brate & Banner Blast

Happy Monday and LAST day of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion!  It's hard to believe that we've been having fun with these free stamps, punches, and products for over two months now. Crazy how time seems to scream by...

Here is one last fun card using the Banner Blast stamp set and punch from the selection of free products.


I was designing cards last week for my Pinterest-Inspired Sale-a-Bration class and when I saw my "coffee cup" in my collection of stamps I immediately knew what I wanted to do.  
I'm thinking this is a great card for a friend who loves coffee but you love them as well

Two-fold purchase, don't you think?  

I think the ladies who attended last week loved it too.

You can receive this adorable stamp set and coordinating punch for FREE when you choose any $50 of Stampin' Up! product, BUT today is the last day!  Your items can be from the Clearance Rack, Occasions Catalog, digital downloads or printing products or from the main Idea Book & Catalog!  

It's also the last day to purchase the most cost efficient starter kit if you want to jump into paper crafting!  For $99 you can choose $150 in product (ANYTHING YOU WANT) and pay no shipping!  That's $60 for free!  Check it out HERE!


If you want to take advantage of the free items you can simply contact me and I'll add your items to an order I am placing this evening or you can visit my online store by visiting http://embraceink.stampinup.net and click on Shop.  


Hope your Monday is fabulous!


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

See Ya Later In a Twist

Hello!  

Here's another fun Pinterest-Inspired card we're creating at tomorrow's class.

I was inspired by Mercedes Weber's design HERE.  She is one of the annual Artisan Award members this past year with Stampin' Up!  Every year any demonstrator can submit their creativity in three different categories and 10 people are chosen to "hold the torch" so to speak throughout the year. It's quite the honor!  I've always been a "fan" of Mercedes work as it's rare that a piece she creates comes out "wrong".    

So here it is...

I had fun piecing this together mainly because of the GLITZ, the CHEVRON and the LAYERS!
Also, I had to bring out the fabulous "Stamp-a-ma-jig"!  Aaaahhh, the dreaded "ma-jig".  Either you love it or you hate it!  

You see, the Sale-a-Bration set we are using (See Ya Later) actually looks like a whole lot different but I loved how you could marker in bits and pieces on these stamps to use exactly what you want.  

And of course we had to add some GLITZ to the inside of the card as well!


4 cards - $10  
All Pinterest-Inspired Sale-a-Bration cards!  
1:00 - 3:00 or 7:00 - 9:00

Have a fabulous day!


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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps:  See Ya Later (Free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers
Cardstock/Designer Paper:  Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Silver Glimmer Paper, Color Collections Designer Series Paper Stacks-In Color
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Star Punch (retired), Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Shop for any of these items plus a whole lot more when you 
visit my online store!
Click on SHOP near the top right.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Petal Parade

When you attend my Pinterest-Inspired Sale-a-Bration Class this Thursday we will be creating cards inspired by other creative women!  When I saw this card I immediately thought of my wedding as I had BRIGHT Gerber Daisies in my bouquets and throughout the room.  It was HAPPY! 

Thanks to Ruth Norton who created this beautiful card.  
One in which I immediately fell in love with! 


And here is my little take on it.  I didn't want to change it up much because the colors and the "bouquet" is what I fell in love with in the first place!  


Here are a few details I changed:
-Deleted the Pumpkin Pie Circle behind the sentiment
-Added some grunge in the white space
-Used a flower punch I had on hand
-Added a brad instead of pearl to the center of my flowers.

Everyone who attends on Thursday will be able to create this card PLUS three other fun cards!  These two stamp sets we are using (Petal Parade and You're Lovely) are part of the Sale-a-Bration goodies you can receive for free when you purchase $50 through the end of March.  

My day is open for you to come at any time between 10:00 - 3:00 and then again from 7:00 - 9:00.  We'll be creating 4 cards for $10.  Use your blow money to create cards instead of heading to the movies this week!  You'll be able to turn around and encourage a friend with a homemade card!

Just look how this color POPS!  Just love it!  

Please RSVP so I have your materials ready for you!  

Also as a reminder, it's Tuesday so Stampin' Up! has some awesome weekly specials for us!  


You can pick all these up and more online when you visit 
http://embraceink.stampinup.net and click on "Shop"

If you live local, I hope to see you on Thursday!  
Enjoy your day and thank you for swinging by.  :-)


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Burst of Sunshine

What a fun weekend!  First meeting for our Mother/Daughter 4th grade Book Club.  What a joy to sit around comfortably in the living room and discuss the particulars of a sweet book with 6 other 4th graders and their terrific moms!  My phone went dead or I would have taken a photo or two. 

The hostess is a sweet friend and I always like to bring something hand stamped and from the heart. She definitely makes a difference in the world so I brought her a bundle of these cute 3x3 cards.




We can stamp directly on these adorable muslin bags from Stampin' Up!  They come in a package of eight and are 100% cotton.  


With the new Starburst Sayings Bundle (Stamp Set + Framelit Dies...can you tell I LOVE this set as I've shared two different ideas with you back to back)  :) these cards are easy peasy to create!  As Stampin' Up! states, this set is a "Burst of Sunshine" and I couldn't agree more! 

Click on photo above to take you directly to my online store.  


Share some "HAPPY" today! 

Oh, I had to add a reminder...today is the LAST day for 
take advantage of these weekly specials! 


Save $ on items you've been itching to add to your collection!

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock/Designer Paper:  Very Vanilla, Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Starburst Framelits (purchase in a bundle and save), Muslin Bags, Subtles Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Shop for any of these items plus a whole lot more when you 
visit my online store!
Click on SHOP near the top right.
Last week to receive FREE Stampin' Up! product with any $50 purchase.  
Now's the time to stock up on your favorites!

Have fun!