Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekly Deals, thru 10-24

It's Tuesday so that means we have NEW WEEKLY DEALS to enjoy for the next week!  There are some really great items, I can't wait to get this cute little stamp set!  It's been on my wish list and now it's on sale!  And if you don't have these embossing folders, ya better snag those now too!  Can't wait to get my goodies and start coloring with our Blendabilities markers!!

Here's a couple of cute samples from Pinterest to get the ideas going!
Toucan Cutie. I like the design of this—embossing on one side, the little edgelit peeking out, the rounded corner.     stampercamper.com - SUO100 - This little set is just the CUTEST!!!  It's the 100th SUO challenge this time and we were to use any of the previous challenges.  I chose #77 - Happy Birthday (so I could use this cute little dinosaur!).  All the details on my blog.  Set:  Little Buddy Birthday

You can check these out in my store by CLICKING HERE and thanks for shopping with me.  
If you'd like a personal hostess code (free, easy, good for 30 days - combine orders over time
and receive hostess benefits when you reach $150 or more in orders)

And while you're there be sure to check out the brand new HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT
as there are a few great items to grab while supplies last!  New PROJECT LIFE December Daily Kit, Album & Accessory Pack!!  A few new stamp sets too!!  Simply Stars Kit - super cute!

Head on over to my store and check things out!!
Thank you,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank You for my Hug in the Mail

Today has to be quick because well, there's too much going on and I took a couple of hours off yesterday to have a family afternoon together.  I am still editing photos of the many things I created for displays but they are coming!!

But I received HAPPY mail from one of my achievers, Kristen who earned my INKstravaganza Day but lives out of state, so she received her Goodie Box in the mail after the event.  So thoughtful to send a card Kristen!  And the HUG and lovely note!  I'm so happy that you enjoyed your Goodie Box.  Wish you lived closer to attend in person, any time you can make it to AZ know that you have a place to stay!

Thanks, it sure brightened my pile of mail to see an "envelope" that looked fun instead of the normal pile of junk and or bills!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Senior Year Homecoming!

I know you were expecting me to start with pictures of my displays from my INKstravaganza Day event but I just have to share Miss Rachel's senior year homecoming pics!  She was asked by a sweet young man and has a very fun group of friends that are all going together.  We hosted the pre-party and dinner and set up a photo booth area, had help from a couple other moms to help with organizing the meal and playing photographer and another family hosted the after-party.

Here she is with her date Nick and then a couple of group shots!

not sure what someone said but the Seniors are all laughing - fun to catch it on film
and then the best we could capture of everyone just smiling and looking one way (or not!)

and one fun pic from the photo booth too

thanks, have a great Sunday everyone, we are headed to enjoy the Music In The Park this afternoon with some of our favorite friends!  a day of relaxation!

See ya tomorrow!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

INKstravaganza TREATs

Here is a final look at ALL of the Take Home Treats!  I had so much fun making them and equally as much displaying them!  It was kind of my INKin' All Night! theme station!  This was where I pulled all of the color coordinated items together, from their invitation all the way to my swap card and to the take home treats, their goodie bag and and yep, even the make n takes coordinated!  It actually was quite fun doing it and I hope they liked it as much as I did!

All of the Take Home Treats had one thing in common that you can't see!  It was a sampling of MY FAVORITE TREATS so they got a little bit of me in their day without even knowing it!  So what are they again you say?  Caramel Corn, Reese's PB Cup, Caramel Ghiradelli Square, Salt Water Taffy and PayDay candy mix!

And here's how the girls were greeted with all of these treats!
The treat station starting with my MDS Labeled Water Bottles 
The tier on the left with the PayDay Jars & Caramel Corn Fry Boxes
The tier on the right with the Ghiradelli, Reese's and Salt Water Taffy

And at the end of the day they all got to go SHOPPING and pick up one of each to take home!  Had to stage all of these pictures as the girls were all too quick!  And into their coordinating Goodie SWAG Bag it all went!

Check out My Displays beginning with blog posts starting tomorrow!

Hope you come back again!

Friday, October 17, 2014

INKstravaganza, Custom Treat Box

Hi!  Happy TGIF Day!

Well congratulations if you did it and you've been with me all week, you've made it to Day Five!  You know it's all about the Take Home Treats from my INKstravaganza Day!  This was probably one of the second ones I made.  I saw a super cute little box on Pinterest and I was just drawn to the way it was layered so I started with that in mind and went to work.  Ended up creating my own version and a box specially sized for the treat I had in mind!

Oh My Goodies, Bermuda Bay Striped Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker's Twine,
Gold Glimmer Paper, Small Heart Punch, Envelope Punch Board
Made it into a ribbon Belly Band so it could slide off
to get at the Reese's Pumpkin  Candy inside!
side view for glance at layering

Well there you have Day Five!  A weeks worth of Take Home Treats all saying thanks to them for being themselves and working their business to earn my INKstravaganza Day of pampering!  I so enjoyed hosting them and spending the day with them.

Cannot wait for my next one, well, I guess I have too, it's not until April!  They have the 1st six months of the catalog year to earn their spot to attend!  So far a couple already have and they can't wait to come!!  One is returning and one will be a first time achiever!

Come back for more!  Yes there's MORE!  Of course there's more!  Check out my Display Vignettes next week!  LOTS of hand stamp goodness!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

INKstravaganza, Mini OWL File Folder


Here's another one of my favorite creations ... now that just sounds silly because it sounds like I am repeating myself!  I really LOVE them all, there I said it!  I loved everything I made for them, until I realized I only made exactly enough to give away!  YIKES!!  How could that happen?  I did not make one of each for me to keep, until the very end with the French Fry Box and PayDay Jar!

My sweet adorable pal Becky Roberts, over at Inking Idaho has made these little mini file folders that hold a Ghiradelli Treat (Caramel, my favorite!).  I've made these before but I thought it was just perfect for my lil' Miss Mini Owl from the Owl Builder Punch!  Yes I had to search for DSP with the right colors, whew, thank you Lullaby!!  The file folder piece is made with cardstock and the Envelope Punch Board.  IF I did this right, the link should take you to her post that includes a video tutorial  :)   and how lucky that the Caramel Ghiradelli is in a Gold Foil so it worked perfectly too!

Lullaby DSP, Owl Builder Punch, Envelope Punch Board, @ SoSocial stamp set,
Thick Bakers Twine, Pearl Jewels, Candy Treat Bases, Scallop Edge Border Punch

Alright, you have Day Four!!  Have you seen anything you'd like to make yet?  I hope you're being inspired too and not just blaming me for your sweet tooth flaring up!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

INKstravaganza, too sweet!

Hi and welcome back!
I hope you are enjoying all of the ideas I have been sharing from my event!  It was so much fun creating and stamping with a purpose that focused on the recipients!  It just feels good inside to know you are making others feel good too!  So I hope you take time to stamp something and just give it away, just to see the smile on someone else's face, Try it!

Today is kind of a quickie to make compared to the Owl Fry Boxes from yesterday, but here it goes!  It is actually the first treat item I made!  I knew I wanted to use taffy because it's one of my favorite treats.  Growing up in Michigan and visiting Mackinaw Island, everyone knows it's all about the fudge ... except not for this non-chocolate-loving little girl, I would always get the small little bag of taffy! It's Salt Water Taffy in one of our cute little SAB (Sale-a-Bration) treat bags!  And we have a cute little Candy Store in Chandler where you can go and pick pieces of certain things by flavor or color - PERFECT and of course you can see for yourself my color choices! ;)

I had some of our SAB Treat Bags on stock and they were just right for this.  I loved the size of the bag and that they were white polka dots (the dots went with my polka dot table runners!!)  Loved them enough to use them twice even!

The finished treat bag, Tag Talk stamp set & Natural Chevron Ribbon & Gold Shimmer Star

It was kind of fun to see them all lined up together
So fun to pick your own colors and yeah for yummy flavors!
And here's a close up of the tag for you!

And NOW is a perfect time to sign up with Stampin Up to become a demonstrator and Join MY Team so you can earn my next INKstravaganza Event in April!  And hello, FREE package of DSP for SIX months!

to see the details of the promotion (ends Oct 31),
no obligation, join and stay in as long or as little as you like!  I welcome all demonstrators to my team regardless of whether you want to buy for yourself or desire to build a part time or full time business!

You've made it 1/2 way through the week ... come back tomorrow too!