Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Whole lotta love ...


Thanks for stopping by to see what's next!  It's one of the Valentine's Treat Bags that is available as a special promotion right now!  They are so cute, quick and easy, did I mention FAST and ADORABLE!   Everything comes ready to go and you just add a little ink, pop in a treat and tah-dah!

First, sorry my pic isn't great, really should retake it and repost...  will try to get a better picture!  The banner tag comes pre-printed with stripes in Pool Party and Pool Party bakers twine along with the Real Red treat bags

Sweetheart Treat Bags
Love you More stamp set

Coastal Cabana cardstock
1-1/4" scallop circle punch
Whisper White cardstock
1" circle punch
Real Red ink

I used Coastal Cabana as it matched the other projects we were doing but easily could have used Pool Party to tie in with the stripes and twine.

If you would like to get a jump start on your Valentine's Treats so that you can share "a whole lot of love" then check out my ONLINE STORE to place your order!  Thank you so much! 

The "A whole lot of Love" promotion is available Dec 1-Jan 27, 2014.  Sets are offered in both clear and wood mount choices, treat bags are individual so you may order as many as you need (pkgs of 12), and classroom style treats are offered as boy or girl monsters (pkgs of 18), and Sweet Sayings Cards/Envs are individual too (pkgs of 12, 4 ea of 3 colors). 

Don't forget about the Best of 25 Years stamp sets too, you can see all 12 sets, and remember that if you collect 6, you will get to pick a free stamp set when you redeem your collector stickers as part of this Promotional Series!  Shown below is the Best of Love set, $14.95, #132987, clear mount.

If you have any questions please email me at   rhonda@inkinallnight.com

Happy New Year's Eve!  Please be safe and check in to see our next couple of projects we made!


Monday, December 30, 2013

Blessed Easter (a little early!)

No it's not time to wish you a Happy Blessed Easter, heck it's not even New Year's Eve yet!!  But it is time to play, I mean "work" with my new goodies from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog since it goes live in a week or less!

So yesterday I had the pleasure of having one of my BookAThon Events with Sheryl and several of her friends here in the studio for a sneak peek mini workshop class!  They wanted to see new things so I used basically only things coming up in the new mini catalog, although really they should just rename these mini's to maxi's!  There's so much in them!

I will show you today the BLESSED EASTER card that we made:

This card features

Whisper White cardstock
Mosaic Text Emb Folder
Pink Pirouette cardstock
Blessed Easter stamp set
Happy Watercolor stamp set
StazOn Jet Black ink
Pink Pirouette ink
Pear Pizzazz ink (blotted)
Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon
Two-way glue pen
Dazzling Diamonds glitter

It was cute without the glitter but boy did it really make the tulips pop and took the card up a notch!  So happy that everyone loved it.  Quick card technique when you don't want or have time to color in the images!

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you another project they made!

Happy Monday (I really have no idea what day it is)!  We have my older brother in town and it's just been so much fun having family here this year for the holidays.  One day just runs into the next and I'm forever being told I don't know what day it is ... like it matters, I'm on vacation with my kids home and family around me! 

Hugs, see you tomorrow!

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Stuff Coming!

We have had family in town all week and I have been enjoying each and every moment they are here!  It has been great to wake up and all sit around enjoying a morning conversation, making and planning meals, playing games every night, laughing until we hurt ... I just don't want them to leave! 

But I have done a little bit of "work" while they are here, I stamped my swap card for a team swap that I joined showcasing the new Coming Soon products from the Occasions Mini Catalog that begins in January!  As demonstrators one of our fun perks is that we can order 1 month early to have a few weeks to be familiar with the items before they go live to our customers. 

Here is the card I made

Really quick, just noting a couple of things I used.

The new Happy Watercolor stamp set and coordination Designers Series Paper package and the NEW scallop top tag punch (drooooool, in love with these!)

I used the Cantaloupe Ruffled Ribbon and some white twine & Modern Label punch to finish off the tag, and it's Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon and a custom dyed doily. 
Spritzed the doily with Cantaloupe Refill Ink & rubbing alcohol in one of our Spritzer/Mist bottles and then stamped with Gorgeous Grunge since I wanted to stay with the watercolor theme and pull some color into the bottom corner.

Well that's it!  I'm signing off as today is our last day to spend together!  They leave in the morning and my older brother gets here early afternoon!

I hope you enjoy!
See you again really soon!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Monstermaniacs Swap Card


I will be sharing with you the cards that were swapped at my December Team meeting, the theme for the monthly swap was "Valentine's or Friendship".  I hope you enjoy them!  I will start with my own swap card since I am in the monster mood ... and then we will change it up and show the others in the next few days!

My swap card:

These little guys are just too much fun!

This card features the following products:

Yippee Skippee
Pink Pirouette cardstock
Primrose Petals textured cardstock
Chalk Talk Framelits
Watercolor Paper
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Aqua Painter
Stampin' Write Markers
Pink Chevron Ribbon
Primrose Stitched Ribbon
Silver Glimmer paper
Scalloped Border Punch
Owl Builder Punch for tiny heart
Alphabet Emb Folder

Have a great day!  See you tomorrow!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Secret Stamper Card #3

Hi there!

So you like cute little monsters, you're back for more?  Well I am glad that you are liking them, I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!  It is so STINKIN' cute and it's fun to color in with too!  I did the super easy coloring in with our fabulous Stampin' Write Markers.  I also kept my colors to a minimum which also helped with keeping it quick and easy too!  You could easily fancy this up a step by stamping and coloring on our watercolor paper too and using an aqua painter!  I was going for the crisp white look to tie in with the In Color DSP (designer series paper) so that's another reason I used Whisper White for my image.

And here's the 3rd card of my Secret Stamper Exchange gift set:

The same basic supplies were used as the other two cards in the set.  This was my choice to have them coordinate. 

Yippee Skippee
In Color 2013-15 DSP Stack
StazOn Jet Black ink
Stampin' Write Markers
Envelope Liner Framelits
Tasteful Trim XL Die (love this, it's a favorite!!)
Rhinestone Jewels
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (think I added a touch to all of the cards actually)
Strawberry Slush cardstock
Textured Pool Party cardstock

And here is the set all together & oops I forgot to snag a picture of them all gift wrapped up :( 
Next year I guess I will have to remember to take that pic too!

If you would like to order these little monsters for yourself, please feel free to shop from my online store and thank you!

available in clear mount only

2013-15 IN-COLOR DSP

this set available in wood or clear

Thank you for visiting and I will be back with one more Monster Card tomorrow ... I just couldn't put the set away, so I also used it on my swap card for our Monthly Team Swap too ... I'll be sharing those cards next so keep coming back!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Secret Stamper Card #2

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the final days before the holiday hits us!  Luckily in AZ we are enjoying gorgeous weather while most of my family is snowed in ... although beautiful to look at and I might miss it a teensy-tiny bit (for an hour or two) I am so at peace to not have to shovel it!

Anyhow, on to card #2 of my Secret Stamper Exchange cards!

This card features the same supplies as yesterdays card basically...

Monstermaniacs Stamp Set
In Color 2013-15 DSP Stack
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Stampin' Write Markers

I've added the following few items

Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon
Yippee-Skippee stamp set
Scallop Circle punch
2" Circle from the Circles #2 die
1-3/4" Circle punch
Soft Sky cardstock
Coastal Cabana cardstock
Envelope Punch Board to make a custom envelope

See you tomorrow with the 3rd card of the Gift set!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

16th Annual Holiday Exchange!

Hello there!

Each year, this year making it the 16th, I have hosted my December Team Meeting as a Holiday Dinner Out!  In the earlier years we always met at my house every month for our meetings so it was our once a year outing!  We are all busy and it is a nice way to treat ourselves to a nice dinner and a fun social night, where we still share stamping but in a non traditional meeting kind of way. We've always had an optional Secret Stamper Exchange as a part of our evening.  The exchange has varied over the years but in the end it's still always about sharing our stamping with one another.  I keep it easy so that everyone that wants to participate can.  We create 3 hand stamped cards & envelopes with only current SU! products and package them up cute, everyone that brings one goes home with one, and we do the White Elephant type of stealing to make it fun too.

I wanted to share the cards that I made for my Secret Stamper Exchange gift. 

Here is the 1st of my 3 cards:

It features the following products:

Monstermaniacs Stamp Set
In Color 2013-15 DSP Stack
Whisper White Cardstock
Small hearts Border Emb Folder
Chalk Talk Framelits
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin' Write Markers
Envelope Liner Framelits

This set is available as an ONLINE ONLY item in the Stamps section of my online store.

MONSTERMANIACS (clear mount only)
$14.95   item # 134972

Stop by tomorrow for another card!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Valentine's Day NEW Products!

To go directly to my Online Store to view the products CLICK HERE

Click on the flyers below to to download and print.  Treat bags, Greeting cards, Stamp Sets! 
You have everything you need to get started ... add some ink & adhesive and you'll be all set!

FlyerTH_wholelotoflove_demo_12.1-1.27.2014_US        FlyerTH_wholelotofloveSTAMPS_demo_US_SP 

To view a specific item, please click on the image & it should take you to the online store with all of the details and item numbers.  Stamp sets are available in wood or clear mount.
Sweetheart Treat BagsSweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes
Monster Hugs Girl                   Monster Hugs Boy


Follow My Heart Wood-mount Stamp SetLove You More Wood-mount Stamp Set        Flowerfull Heart Wood-mount Stamp

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a LOVELY day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Weekly Deals & New Round of Club!


Here's this weeks WEEKLY DEALS, when you shop online you can combine any product you want on your order so be sure to check out the What's New Section, the updated Clearance Rack, Valentine's Products, Digital Downloads and more ...!  Shop for any of your stamping needs at my online store, open 24/7 and it ships right to your front door!

I'm also starting a NEW round of my MONTHLY STAMPERS  CLUB for the months of Dec-May so please let me know ASAP if you're interested in adding to your stamping or scrapbooking or paper crafting collection on a reasonable monthly budget!  We meet monthly (optional to attend, you can also do it online too) and I provide a few make-n-take projects, you place your orders, open time for Q&A about products you want to know more about.  Each club member rotates a turn to get to be hostess and enjoy the Freebie Hostess Benefits.  Catalogs and Mini Catalogs are always free to club members too!  Email me at   rhonda@inkinallnight.com if you're interested, clubs start this month!

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hello there!

Well I hope you were able to view the Holiday Sale Flyer or check it out online via the store.  I mentioned in yesterdays post the Weekly Specials and received a question ... yep, these were originally announced to happen weekly in Oct as part of SU! 25th Anniversary Month Celebration.  They decided to continue them, so I am checking each Tuesday to see if a new week is announced and if there are new items, then I will continue to post them on my Facebook Business Page (like my page if you haven't already -- INKin' All Night! with Rhonda) and I will also be posting them here on my blog.

The following items are part of this weeks WEEKLY SPECIALS and only available during these days.

Personally I had to order the Chevron Ribbons and Talking Tags as I already have the other items but I think the Chocolate Chip ribbon will be awesome for Valentine's mixed with some reds and the Pumpkin will be ideal for some upcoming Spring & Easter things! 

Thank you for visiting my ONLINE STORE if you would like to place an order, it's very much appreciated!

Okay, I'm off to take some pictures of my recent cards from my classes so we can get back to the other fun stuff -- what to make with the awesome products that we offer!

Thank You for stopping by!  See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale, hurry few hours left on door busters!


Well I am going to try this again.  I spent the morning writing and editing my post and uploading pictures and links and saved it as a draft in order to proof-read it and test the links myself before posting live ... went to hit publish and hit delete apparently ...  :/   not happy about that at all as it cost me most of my morning and timed with me leaving for appointments for the day.

So I am VERY SORRY about the late posting as a few items of the HOLIDAY SALE are only on sale today as special 24 hour door buster sale items!

Available at 30% off today only (Nov 20th) are the following 3 items

Many Marvelous Markers
Many Marvelous Markers
Price: $109.95 $76.97
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Price: $11.95 $8.37
Stampin' Trimmer
Stampin' Trimmer
Price: $29.95 $20.97 

Additionally there are Hundreds of items on sale from 20-50% off for 13 days, Nov 20-Dec 2. 
Please check it out as there is a little bit of everything from several sets of Framelits, Color Families of Coordinations Textured Cardstock, Embellishments, and there are even some exclusively created Product Bundles just for this holiday sale!  Please make sure to use the sale item code #s in order to get the sale pricing and bundle offer. 

Click here to download the SALE FLYER and list of available items.

To place your order and enjoy the sale and some savings, please visit my Online Store!  Thank You!

You may combine any and everything together on one order, and yes you can be your own hostess with qualifying orders ($150 or more).  Door Busters, Holiday Sale, Weekly Specials, Clearance Rack Items, Holiday Mini Catalog, Annual Catalog and MDS Downloads -- remember to check out the What's New section too for our line of Photopolymer Clear Stamps, Best of 25 Years sets ... new releases ...   YEP all of it, whatever you want!  No minimums, No long lines, No waiting for Black Friday!

Thank you and I hope you see this in time to get grab some of the things on your wish list!  Also, you can send your wishlist and your shoppers email addresses to me (or send your list to them along with my email and/or website) and I'll be very happy to help you get just what you want this year!

Have a great evening!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Last of the Tags!

Good Morning!

We are headed off to see Nicole today in Tucson!  We weren't all available for Family Weekend, so we are doing our own thing today, family lunch, brunch, dinner ... whatever we want to make of the day!

So in order to be quick, here are the last but equally beautiful tags that were swapped on Monday night!  Do enjoy and next week I'll be here with some cards from my recent classes or even a sneak peek at my upcoming classes!

These were swapped by Cindy and Monica!  Thank you so much for swapping!  I love this Christmas greeting and adding the chevrons from the punch!  Great and easy to crank a bunch of these out!  And Monica used the Daydream Medallions and stamped almost every layer!  I love it, with all new In Colors!!

Okay, I'm off!
Happy Sunday and come back tomorrow for some more!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Love me some more bling ... !!

Happy Saturday!

I am off junkin with Diana and hope we find some beautiful treasures that we just have to have!  Hope you are doing something fun that you enjoy too!

Here are a couple more tags from Monday's team gathering and our Terrific Tags swap!  These tags were swapped by Marlene and Rute!  Thank you girls!!  Just look at all of the details on these pretties!  Lots of layers and texture and BLING and even some hand-dyed ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Blue & Bling Baby!!

Hi there!

Well dang it, where'd yetesterday go?  Oh I know, I was busy crafting with Rachel for her little campers!  She is a counselor for the middle school "Minitown" camp and she was in charge of creating name tags & more for her 11 cabin kids.  Her and her co-counselor decided on a theme of Toddlers & Tiara's for their cabin ... so name tags are princess sashes with cute little flowers on the lapel and pins and a bow on the bottom where the ribbons cross!  And candy treats (Ring Pops, Candy Necklaces & Bracelets) which of course needed a blinged out princess treat pail and a huge (ok, very large maybe not huge) Baby Bottle full of just the pink/reds of Starburst.  We also made a door decoration and she wanted a big rosette and blinged it out of course.  And don't ya know ... NOPE naddah a picture by me  :(   Will have to hope that she takes some pic's that I can share with you later!

So today we will make up for nothing yesterday by sharing a couple of the swaps from Monday's team meeting!  These were swapped by Tari and Debbie -- so pretty in real life!  Shiny & Sparkly!  Both were made using the Winter Frost DSP Stack from the Holiday Mini catalog!  Things come together so quick when you combine the Big Shot dies and framelits with our punches and a few ready to go embellishments and you get GORGEOUS results!

Thanks, see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bow Tutorial for that cute little bow

Hey there!

I'm back with the FREE TUTORIAL on how to make that cute little bow from the Envelope Box the other day.  This might get long but I wanted you to see in pics the steps to make it.  I'm not ready to make a video yet, so I hope this will do!

You will need 3 of the smaller oval punch and 4 of the larger oval punch

Then you will want your trusty Mini Glue Dots and some Paper Snips.

On 2 of the Large Ovals you will want to snip away to create the 'fish tail' end cut

Then with 1 mini glue dot, stack one oval just slightly over the other oval of same size for 1 set of Large and 1 set of Small Ovals.

The last Small Oval remains until the end

With 1 mini glue dot on an edge of the oval, fold and adhere to center where ovals meet.   do this for each size of oval pairs.

I don't know if you can really see it in the photo but I like to alternate my sides to come into the center ... hoping it creates strength somehow I guess ... in the end it probably doesn't matter

Repeat with 1 mini glue dot on the other edge and bring 2nd side of oval into center, creating the layer of the bow.  do this for each size of oval pairs.

Using 1 mini glue dot mount each of the bottom L/R fish tail ends under the L/R layer of the bow

Now you can use 1 mini glue dot and adhere the smaller oval to the center of the larger oval, thus creating the 2 layers of bow and bottom layer ribbon ends

The last Small Oval is just to create a bit of strength to the bow

I am showing it with the opposite side of pattern facing up so you can see where I placed it

but here's what it looks like once I adhered it with 2 mini glue dots

and here is the finished view of the paper layers

you could wrap with paper around the center or ribbon or add a button with twine like I did

And here's that cute little Envelope Box and the pretty little paper bow

I hope you give it a try!  I'll be back with some pictures of the swaps I received at my team meeting next, so stop by again!

Thanks, happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Such a cute little container

Hello again!

Well here we are together again for 2 days in a row!  Today I have a quick little container that I made with the new ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD that was released in September.  Yes of course it does envelopes but all the creative juices are flowing all over the internet and you really can do so much more than just make custom envelopes (oh did I mention, 66 different sizes of envelopes!!)  -- in case you needed more convincing of why you need this cool tool.  Now you will WANT it even more!

This little gem is made from a 5.5" square piece of paper & some trimmings for sprucing it up!  If you want to watch a video, visit http://pootles.co.uk/

You start with a 5.5" square piece of paper (card stock or designers series paper

With your Envelope Punch Board, align paper at the top by the ruler guide, slide the left edge of paper down to 2" mark, you will punch and score, slide to 2-5/8" and punch and score

Turn 90 degrees counterclockwise and align the score line you just made up with the score guide, punch and score  (repeat for 2nd score line)

Turn 90 degrees counterclockwise and repeat the process for both score lines

You ONLY do this for 3 sides since our envelope box is going to stay open (it's sturdier if you don't score the 4th side)

Fold on all score lines, cut or slit little tabs on bottom edge to either tuck sides in or just cut off.  Fold bottom up, then fold Left and Right sides in/over -- can secure with just a few glue dots!

After my envelope box was made, I decided to spruce it up with some trimmings!  Just a small 1" strip around and then a small little layered bow topped off with a tiny button and some twine!  All added with more glue dots -- seriously one of my best friends and most reached for must have items in my studio!

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you how to make the cute little bow!  And can you see that cute little decorative edge on the strip of DSP?  Where'd that come from you ask?  It's the new Rotary Blades for the 12" paper trimmer!  So easy and way cuter than a straight edge, there's a couple of decorative blades to try!

Okay!  See you tomorrow!