Friday, November 17, 2017

Get Well Umbrellas

I never seem to have enough sympathy and get well cards when I need them, so this SSINK challenge is perfect for my stash of cards.

This was a lot of fun to make.  First, I made fluffy clouds using one of the Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste on Soft Sky cardstock.  While that was drying (it dries really quickly), I used the Weather Together stamp set and stamped a Rose Red umbrella onto Pink Pirouette and a Pumpkin Pie umbrella onto Daffodil Delight paper and cut them out using the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits.

It's funny how things work out sometimes because I had planned to place the umbrellas differently, but I smudged some black ink right in the middle of one of the clouds, so I covered it with one of the umbrellas instead!

I tucked the Whisper White strip with the verse under the yellow umbrella handle, added some pretty pink flowers and adhered it to a thick Whisper White cardbase, and bam!  Love it!

Take a look at the other get well cards from the rest of the Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration design team members by going to our blog.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NEW PRODUCT! Stamparatus Stamp Positioner!

Introducing Stamparatus! The best stamp positioning tool on the market!

Retail Price - $49.00 (plus shipping and tax)

Why do you need one?
  1. Make multiples with ease
  2. Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  3. If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  4. Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  5. Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  6. Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product Details:
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates:  a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Approx size: 7" x 7"

OK, so how do YOU get one?

With the launch of the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  it acts like a true preorder:  you reserve your spot and SU guarantees shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse.  Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time.  This system will allow Stampin' Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
    The launch will feature three "reservation windows".  For each window, please note the following:
    • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
    • Limit is 1 Stamparatus per customer per reservation window (see schedule below).
    • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
    • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
    • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility.
    • When you close your reservation, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct. 
    November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
    December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
    January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018
     CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION (available 3:00pm EST Nov. 16)

    Need more information?

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    Thanksgiving Decor

    There is so much you can do with all the great flameless candles on the market these days.  Here I took an ivory colored candle, wrapped it in burlap ribbon then covered it with a variety of leaves and stems to make a really pretty fall centerpiece.

    To make the colorful maple leaves, I sponged Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie onto a piece of Crushed Curry, then stamped three leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Choc. Chip and ran through the coordinating Seasonal Layers framelit.

    The green leaves and Cajun Craze stems are made using the Flourish Thinlets die and the banner with words from Teeny Tiny Wishes is from the Large Numbers Framelits.

    Check out the other Thanksgiving Decor that the rest of the design team members made by going to our blog.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    Christmas using non-Christmas

    Believe it or not, sunflowers make perfect wreaths.

    The wreath on this Christmas card is made with the Painted Harvest stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive with Melon Mambo berries and bow!

    Every year I like to make a Christmas card using either a non-Christmas stamp set or non-Christmas colors.  This one uses both!

    See what the other Stampin' Stylin' design team members made for a non-Christmas Christmas card by going to our blog.

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    CASE a SSINK Design Team Member - ME!!

    This month we are CASEing my projects, which I must say, is a little humbling for me.  I hope everyone finds a card or project they enjoy.

    Instead of CASEing myself, I just want to say 'Thank you' to all the Stampin', Stylin' INKspiration  team members.  I am having a wonderful time as part of this group.  Not only have I pushed myself to get outside my creative box a bit, but I've made new friends that support and encourage each other.


    See what the other team members have created by going to our blog.  Go Team!