Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Vintage For You

I love this mini medallion image. This could be used with so many different projects. All of these labels could be used on boxes or scrapbook pages very easily. So glad I have this set in my collection. Today is the LAST day to order $50 of merchandise and receive this stamp set for free. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Vintage Labels
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, 1" circle punch, dimensional, Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vintage Labels Birthday

This stamp set was my very favorite when the sale-a-bration catalog came out. I haven't used it much yet but I'm so glad I have it Each of the labels works well with the punches. You only have until tomorrow to get this stamp set for FREE with a $50 purchase! Don't miss out. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Taken with Teal, Barely Banan
Stamps: Vintage Labels
Accessories: Dimensionals, Wide Oval punch, Corner Rounder

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Break Journals

YEAH! We're on spring break for 2 weeks! This morning the kids made these fun journals to document all their fun. Inside are clear envelopes so they can slide in their writings and drawings from the next two weeks. Each kid's personality totally shows through on their covers.

Sydney is a total princess so the "Princess Time" stamp set was perfect for her. She insisted that everything be pink...definitely easy enough with Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, and Sending all my Love DSP. And what's a princess without some sparkle so we added some Champagne Mist shimmer spritz.

Sierra has decided that blue is now her favorite color (for some reason it's not cool to like pink anymore) so Bashful Blue fit the bill. Punches are definitely her favorite thing to use...Scallop Circle, Lg. Star, and Lg. Heart punches are definitely her favorites. The "Holiday Blitz" stamp set had every stamp that she could want for her background.

J.R. is definitely all boy. But he couldn't just use the "Extreme Skateboard" stamp set as is...he had to jazz it up by drawing directly on the stamp with the markers. He loves to be classified as an I thought that really shows how much his mind is CONSTANTLY going!

Can't wait to see what they write about in their journals each day of our adventures together.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Flower Pot Card

I made this fun flower pot card for a couple classes last month. Isn't it cute? I decided to add a box to the back of it so it could double as a gift as well. I love these flowers in purple. Reminds me of all the pansies that were always growing in my grandma's flower garden. Order your supplies today.
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper WhiteInk: Elegant Eggplant, Almost AmethystStamps: Vintage Labels, With All My HeartAccessories: Sticky Strip, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Extra Lg. Fancy Flower punch, Trio Flower Punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Lg. & Sm. Oval punches, Linen Thread, 1/16" punch

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Heart Flower Vase

These flower vases are so easy to make! I love how quick they are. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Welcome Neighbor DSP, Whisper White CS
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, 3/4" circle punch, Sm. Heart Punch, Pop-up glue dots

Friday, March 26, 2010

Double Bird House

I love the little mini bird houses...this double bird house is just as cute! :) Perfect as a spring decoration or gift. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Kraft, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Two Step Bird Punch, Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die, Dimensionals, Crimper, Sponge, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Tombow Multi, Sticky Strip

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Korker Ribbons

My girls have a few of these barrettes and ponytail holders that I bought from a friend last year. The girls constantly fight over the ones we have so it was time to do some research on how to make them. I figured I have the supplies so I might as well get busy! I now have about 10 new matching barrettes and 5 new ponytail holders with plenty more korker ribbon waiting to be made into more barrettes and ponytail holders. So fun to make matching hair accessories. I'll be adding these to the list for the projects available for the April class. When Sierra came home from school and saw them, she IMMEDIATELY put them in her hair. She was so excited for new hair accessories. Order your supplies here.
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Bunny Basket

These will be teacher gifts on Friday (yeah...Spring Break starts!!!). This bunny is created using the mini milk carton die and punches. Isn't he cute?!?! Too fun. The idea came from this blog. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black Marker
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Striped Pink Grosgrain, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Scallop Circle, 1/2" circle, 1/4" circle, 3/4" circle, Lg & Sm Oval Punches, Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die, Dimensionals, Scissors, Crimper

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let the Journey Begin...

This is a card of encouragement for one of my cousins who is about to embark on a wonderful journey that will be life changing. I've really neglected using the "Define Your Life" stamp set. I received it two years ago as a reward for my sales during Sale-a-bration time. Did you realize that I even get MORE benefits for SAB being a demo??? Can't get enough FREE stamps :) This definition fit perfectly for this card. The texture was added to each layer using the impressions folders...AMAZING deep impressions! Love you, Shalese! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Kraft, Night of Navy, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamps: Define Your Life
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, pop-up glue dot, Kraft Corduroy Button, Big Shot, Elegant Bouguet, Finial Press, and Polka Dot Impressions Folders

Monday, March 22, 2010


A customer called me this week and asked if I could make a baby boy card for her since she didn't have any baby stamps. It's for a set of twin boys. I had just found Ellen Kemper's blog so I knew I could create a twin baby card without even using baby stamps :) Isn't this so fun??? Check out more of Ellen's blog...she creates AMAZING punch art! Order your supplies today: Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue DSP
Stamps: Well-Scripted
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 3/4", 1", 1/2", 1/4" circle punches, Heart-to-Heart Punch, Crop-a-dile, Standard Hole Punch
ETA: So sorry this picture didn't come through when it posted first thing this morning! I'm reposting the time so it will show up on blog readers, facebook, etc.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I've really been enjoying all the options that we have available for FREE stamp sets for Sale-a-bration. This is the Extreme Skateboard stamp. Perfect for the 10 year old's birthday card I needed to make this week. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Not Quite Navy
Stamps: Extreme Skateboard, Sanded,Happy Moments
Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Team Spirit

Had to show a little team spirit for my Aggies yesterday! March Madness is so much fun! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Summer Sun
Stamps: Straight Up Alpha & Numbers (retired)
Accessories: Simply Adorned Bracelet and 5/8" square charm

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pink and Black Rag Quilt Purse

I'm so excited about this purse. It only took me three hours from start to finish. It probably would have been faster if I was a better with my sewing machine. I bought more material to make another one (need one that has brown in it) so I'll be busy making another one as well. I've decided to use the scraps to make the girls little purses, too :) The part I don't like about sewing is the cutting of the fabric. The Big Shot is AMAZING with cutting each of the squares are cut with the scallop square die. Love that the purse is reversible if you want it to be. I added a snap enclosure on the inside of this purse but the next one I think I'll do it so the scallops are in and the finished edge is out. Are you interested in making one? I'm considering offering these as an option for our April stamp camp. If there's enough interest, we could do a class of just purses and have a BIG sewing party :) You don't have to be an seamstress to make these. I don't sew much at all, and I could do it. Order your supplies here.
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Clear Die, Sewing Machine, Fabric, Batting, Thread, Snap Closure, Iron, Fabric Scissors

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I made this card for March's demo meeting using the fun Sale-a-bration "Good Neighbors" stamp set. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Good Neighbors, Fundamental Phrases
Accessories:Dimensionals, Corner Punch, 1" & 1 1/4" circle punches, crimper

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lucky Charm

Here's the green I'll be wearing today :) Can't wait to change out the stamped image for other holidays! It matches perfectly with the Holiday Blitz stamp set. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green
Stamps: Holiday Blitz
Accessories: Simply Adorned Chains Bracelet, Simply Adorned 5/8" Square Charm

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Customized Necklace

Ever find yourself needing the perfect piece of jewelry to match an outfit? Stampin' Up! has come designed the "Simply Adorned CHains and Charms." Sunday I needed the "perfect" piece of jewelry so I created this necklace charm.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see how I created the perfect piece of jewelry for St. Patricks' Day! :) Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Accessories: Simply Adorned Chain 34", 1"x1" Square Charm

Monday, March 15, 2010

Love Birds

As Emily and I stamped together this past week, she was creating a gift for a friend. Besides a name frame, she wanted to create a set of cards for her. This is one of the cards we came up with. The idea from the card was inspired from my monthly magazine I receive from Stampin' Up! We decided to make it a wedding card. So fun how it turned out. One more reason I'm glad I own the bird punch :) LOVE that we could coordinate the Bride Paper to completely match our project! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Rich Razzleberry, Bride Specialty Paper
Ink: Mellow Moss, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Two Step Bird Punch, Brayer, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder, Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two-Toned Crown

Before we rushed out the door to a birthday party, I threw this card together. It's definitely my go-to stamp set when making birthday cards for young girls. This card was a little different with the stamped off flowers on the bottom left corner. I used the rock-n-roll technique on the crown. Luckily, it came together quickly and matched the present "Pretty, Pretty Princess game" PERFECTLY! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Stamps: Princess Time

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lucky Pot O' Gold

This will be our fun little gift for teachers on Wednesday for St. Patrick's Day. We are so lucky to have such amazing teachers this year (which has always been the case, actually :) These pots were created with Baskets & Blooms Die. We added some gold chocolate coins in a cello bag for an extra special treat.
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Sets: Define your life, Holiday Blitz
Inks: Green Galore, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms, Green Galore Ribbon, Sm.Cello Bag, sticky strip, tombow multi

Friday, March 12, 2010

Joining Stampin' Up! with the Inkin' Empire Group!

Have you ever considered becoming a demo? I can't believe that I've been a demo now for 5 1/2 years. Can't believe that I GET paid to make crafts. The best part and I know that my husband agrees I haven't spent a penny of "family" money to support my addiction to paper crafting. Right now is the PERFECT time to become a demo...whether you are doing it to make a little extra income to support your habit, to get a discount on your Stampin' Up! purchases, or to make an income that will help support the family. The thing I love about Stampin' Up! is that it's totally up to me with what I want to do with my business. I've found what works best for me and for my family and that's what you get to do, too.

When you become a demo before the end of March, you'll receive the most bang for your buck. Right now the starter kit is being offered at 15 percent off PLUS you'll receive an additional stamp set for choose the stamp set from the catalog. The total cost of this kit is $169 What's even better is that you have the option of purchasing the "Digital+Starter Kit" which includes your very own copy of "My Digital Studio" software and the EXTRA stamp set for just $157. You won't be sorry that you signed up. Contact me today for more information or if you're ready now, go to my website and join now using JoinInkin'Empire as the password.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Truck

This is one of the many masculine birthday cards I'm sending out this month. Can't get enough of the Loads of Love stamp set. This is one of my favorite all-time stamp sets. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Brown, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Going Gray, Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Accessories: Aquapainter, Scallop Trim Punch

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Four Square Birthday

I'm really liking this card sketch for this stamp set. So versatile and fun! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Mellow Moss
Stamps: Four Square
Accessories: Fresh Favorites I & II, Mini Glue Dots, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cupcake Birthday

This card idea came from the monthly magazine I receive as a Stampin' Up! demo. The cupcake is stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out. It's colored in using the aquapainter and reinkers. The icing on the cupcake was created by inking it with versamark and then pouring on heat and stick powder. Tap off excess powder and heat. Pour Dazzling Diamonds glitter on top. Tap off excess and heat a little bit more with heat tool. I added a little more dimension by putting Tombow over the stamped sprinkles and then pouring micro beads over. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Brown, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Versamark
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Tombow Multi, Micro Beads

Monday, March 8, 2010

Posey Birthday

This card is created with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch. I punched three corners of a piece of cardstock, cut them off, and attached them to the back of the stamped image. The posey was created by punching out the circle, scrunching up the cardstock, and then separating the layers. I attached them together using mini glue dots. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Well Scripted
Accessories: 1", 3/4", 1/4" circle punches, mini glue dots, pop-up glue dot, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, Pinking Hearts Corner Punch

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Posey Flower Box

This box came together very quickly. Just cut out the Fancy Favor box using the Big Shot, tied the grosgrain ribbon around, and added a layered punch flower. I used Michelle's idea to create the Posey flower. The flower has a felt look to it in person. Since you separate your cardstock into two pieces, you can create two flowers with one piece. See my card tomorrow for the 2nd project I made. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cameo Coral
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Fancy Favor Box, Sticky Strip, 1 1/4", 1", 3/4", 1/4" circle punches, mini glue dots, pop-up glue dot

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bird House

This is our second project from technique night. These bird houses are so cute. They are made from the mini milk carton die. Of course, they also use the bird punch that I said I wouldn't own...ha, ha, ha! Love it when I find a use for something I've told myself I don't need. This is one of my favorite projects currently. We'll be making a double-decker birdhouse at stamp camp next weekend :)
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Lg. Oval Punch, Sticky Strip, Extra Lg. Two-Step Bird Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Tombow Multi, Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die, Crimper, Dimensionals

Friday, March 5, 2010

Scallop Trim Border Punch

Last night was technique night. We used the new punches from the Occasions Mini catalog. This card features the scallop trim border punch. The piece of cardstock is cut at 1 15/16". This punches the cardstock perfectly using just the border punch. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Whimsical Words (SAB set)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birthday Princess

I recently came across this fun card sketch. I loved the idea of the criss-crossed ribbons so I tried it out on a card I needed to make for a birthday girl. Thanks for the inspirations, Stamping 411 :) Can't wait to try out some more sketches. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Princess Time
Accessories: Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbons, Crop-a-dile, Pretty in Pink Sending Love Epoxy Brads

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I designed this card for January's demo meeting but ended up using it as my swap for February's demo meeting. (Last month to receive 15 percent off your starter me NOW for more details!) I love how these lilies can be used for more than Easter. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Summer Sun
Ink: Basic Brown
Stamps: Abundant Hope, Whimsical Words
Accessories: Aquapainter, Watercolor Crayons, Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons, crop-a-dile, Photo Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Big Shot

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Birthday Presents

I'm really liking these colors together...perfect for a cheery birthday card! Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown, Real Red
Stamps: Happy Moments
Accessories: Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Aquapainter, Watercolor Crayons, Dimensionals

Monday, March 1, 2010

For You

One more month to receive FREE stamps for every $50 you purchase! Of course, this is one of my favorite sets because it matches our punches. Order your supplies here.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss, So Saffron
Stamps: Vintage Labels
Accessories: Dimensionals, Crop-a-dile, Curly Label Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack