Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hello... Little Moments

These are the adorable cards we made at our Memory Keepers Class this month!!

I like to show alternate uses for the cards and accessories in our Project Life Card Collections and Accessory Packs.  You can use the product as it's intended - in our simple Memory Keeping Albums.....

Or....  if you need a quick, cute card, these pieces also help you come up with simple cards in minutes!!  Here's how....

This simple card starts with a Sahara Sand card base, then we added that cute, gingham paper to the card.  The gingham paper is one of the cards (trimmed down to 4 x 5 1/4") found in the Little Moments Project Life Card Collection.  This card collection is on the retiring list - it's 50% off now and only available while supplies last!!

Next, we stamped "hello you" from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on one of our smaller cards from our Little Moments Project Life Card Collection.  This stamp set is also on the retiring list.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets (check out that dahlia!) - I'm sad to see it go!!

This particular card collection has a "baby" feel to it, but it can certainly be used for lots of other purposes (as seen on the card above!).  Most of the cards in the collection have one side that is more generic than the other, so that you can customize it as needed!

Little Moments Project Life Card Collection  135299  $7.98

Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set  wood-mount  130324  $19.95
Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set  clear-mount  130327  $14.95

Next, we added a strip of Sahara Sand Lace Trim to the card (isn't it gorgeous??), along with a Pistachio Pudding flower punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.

We also punched a Whisper White 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch and a 1" Sahara Sand Circle Punch and adhered them to the center of the flower.

Finally, we added a Neutrals Collection Button (in Whisper White) tied with one of the strands from the White Jute Ribbon.  Check out the technique for making the strands of ribbon here.

Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim  137866  $6.95

Flower Medallion Punch  137417  $16.95

1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch 127811  $15.95

1" Circle Punch  119868  $12.95

Neutrals Collection Designer Buttons  130031  $7.95

White Jute Ribbon  137904  $8.95

Our next card starts with a Pumpkin Pie card base, then we add another card from our Little Moments Project Life Card Collection (also trimmed down to 4 x 5 1/4").

We also added a bow tied with the super-soft Painted Blooms Cotton Twine around the card, along with that cute "precious" tag from the Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack.

This Accessory Pack comes with: embossed specialty cards, 8 vellum stickers, 2 die-cut elements sheets (including the "precious" tag), 12 wooden elements (see the cute diaper safety pin on the next below!), 20 candy dots, 30 sequins and washi tape!  This Accessory Pack is on the retiring list and is on sale for only $4.98 - it's only available while supplies last!!

This "precious" tag is mounted on a Sahara Sand 1" Circle, which is mounted on a Wild Wasabi 1 1/4" Scallop Circle - too cute!!

Painted Blooms Cotton Twine  137873  $6.95

Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack  135302  $4.98

Finally, we punched a Sahara Sand Elegant Butterfly and a Wild Wasabi Bitty Butterfly and added them to the top of the card.   A little Pistachio Pudding candy dot from the Accessory Pack is the finishing touch!

Bitty Butterfly Punch  129406  $15.95

Elegant Butterfly Punch  127526  $15.95

Our last card starts with a So Saffron Card Base, then we added those cute rubber duckies (from one of the cards in the Little Moments Card Collection).

We also cut a Sahara Sand piece to layer behind the "hello little one" card, just to make it stand out a bit against the rubber duckies!

Next, we tied some more of the strands of White Jute Ribbon through the diaper safety pin and added it to the card with Glue Dots.  Finally, we added 3 mini candy dots to the card for our finishing touch!!  These mini candy dots can be found in the Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack.

Glue Dots  103683  $4.95

I hope you enjoyed these cards!!  Thanks so much to Ronda Wade for her inspiration on these cards!!

If you'd like to join us at our next Memory Keepers Class, we meet the 2nd to last Thursday of every month from 6-9pm.  Check out all the details on this great class here!  

The next class meets on Thursday, May 21!!

I hope you have an Inkspired day!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Birthday Bash... Tiny Treat Boxes

These are some of the table treats we gave to each participant at our
One Day Crafting Retreat earlier this month.....

I had so much fun putting these cute little boxes together for everyone!!

They had received the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper and Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim in their Goody Bags, so I wanted to make sure to show everyone how fun and easy it is to make cute treats with their goody bag items!!

Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper  137783  $12.95

Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim  137910  $4.95

I stamped the initial of each person that attended the One Day Retreat with the Epic Alphabet in Bermuda Bay ink, then punched this piece out with our 1 1/4" Circle Punch. 

Next, I layered the "monogrammed initial" circle on top of a Night of Navy 1 3/8" Circle Punch, followed by a Bermuda Bay 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch.

I also tucked a little strip of the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim under the circle piece.  I've had so much fun playing with this sequin trim - I even told someone that they might find the rest of my sequin trim draped around my house!  It just adds a bit of sparkle wherever you need it!!

Epic Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set  133663  $25.95

1 1/4" Circle Punch  119861  $15.95
1 3/8" Circle Punch  119860  $15.95

1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch  119850  $16.95

Finally, I cut a 1 3/4" strip of the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper and adhered it around the Tiny Treat Box with our Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I have finally learned how to use this adhesive!!  The trick is to definitely take it slow, and....  Make sure there is no adhesive on the case itself, or the adhesive won't advance properly.

Check out this great video for more info:

Tiny Treat Boxes  135829  $6.95

Fast Fuse Adhesive  129026  $9.95

I hope you enjoyed these cute treat boxes!!


Mark your calendars for our next One Day Crafting Retreat on Saturday, October 24!!

Here are all the details:

One Day Crafting Retreat & Fundraiser
Saturday, October 24
9:00AM - 9:00PM

Are you a quilter, sewer, scrapbooker, cardmaker, or crafter of any kind?? Then you won't want to miss out on this fabulous ONE DAY RETREAT!!! This is your chance to really get something done!! No interruptions, dinner to make, kids to run....... - just one fabulous day for you to craft away!! Bring your own projects or be inspired by the hundreds of samples and ideas!! Kids go away to camps all summer long.... NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!!
AND...  all profits go to St. Mary School!!!!!  
Use my supplies (I'll have all Big Shot Supplies, Punches and Stamp Sets), or bring your own!!
You'll have:
-6 foot table space
-a Goody Bag valued at over $30.00!
-lunch and dinner
-snacks and candy buffet
-4 make-n-takes
-table treats
-opportunity to shop from my Buy One, Get One Free sale all day 
-additional optional classes – more details to follow 
-12 hours of FUN!!

Saturday, October 24 9:00AM - 9:00PM 

St. Mary School in Alma (220 W. Downie St)

$59.00 for the entire day and goody bag!

Pay by check (payable to Amy Frillici), cash, or credit card


RSVP and pre-pay by Wednesday, October 14  

Have a project you've been wanting to get done for a while now??  Sign up today and GET IT DONE!! You'll feel so good!!  This is the perfect one day retreat to get away from it all!!  4 make-n-takes and plenty of inspiration, along with optional classes will surely keep you having fun all day long!!   
Plus, it's for a great cause, St. Mary School in Alma!!  Sign up today!!   

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Park Lane Scrapbook Page

This is the first page we'll make at our Scrapbook Class tonight...

It coordinates with the other single page we made at last month's class!

We start with a Whisper White base, then add a couple of strips of the Park Lane Designer Series Paper.  This is one of my favorite packs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) in our Annual Catalog.  Unfortunately, it will be retiring very soon - check out all of our retiring products here!  Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available thru May 26; everything else (including this DSP) is only available while supplies last!

We also added a strip of Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon to the side of the page.  All of the
2014-16 In Color Stitched Satin Ribbon will also be retiring (and some of it's on sale now!!).

Park Lane Designer Series Paper  133694  $10.95

Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon  133671  $8.95

Next, we stamped that fun flower with our Petal Potpourri Stamp set and punched it out with the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch.  We punched a second flower and layered it behind the first stamped flower.

We also added some of that fun Gold Sequin Trim to the center of the flower.  Just put some Snail adhesive in the center of the flower, then lay the gold sequin trim down in a circle.  I like to pull a couple of sequins off the ends to reveal the gold thread, too!

Petal Potpourri Stamp Set/Flower Medallion Punch Bundle  wood-mount  138876  $37.95
Petal Potpourri Stamp Set/Flower Medallion Punch Bundle  clear-mount  138877   $31.25

Gold Sequin Trim  132983  $4.95

I hope you enjoyed this page!!

The Scrapbook Class meets regularly on the last Tuesday of every month - you can come anytime from 4-9 pm to put your pages together.  Just email me at or call/text to (989) 330-0259 to sign up for the next class!!  We welcome new people anytime!!

I hope you were Inkspired today!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April Group Meeting Swaps

Here are the swap cards we received at our Group Meeting this month...

designed by Wendy Drowley

Wendy featured the gorgeous stamp set. Blooming with Kindness.  This stamp set will be retiring on June 2.  Check out all of the retiring items here!  Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available thru May 26; all other items are on a "while supplies last" basis.

Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set  wood-mount  131961  $22.95
Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set  clear-mount  126422  $16.95

 designed by Sabina Miller

Sabina featured one of my favorite stamp sets right now, Butterfly Basics.  This stamp set can be found in the Occasions Catalog and will be available thru June 2.

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set  wood-mount  138813  $47.95
Butterfly Basic Stamp Set  clear-mount  138816  $35.95
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set  photopolymer  137154  $23.95

designed by Nancy Gulick

Nancy featured the Moon Lake Stamp set and a gorgeous sponging technique to add texture and dimension to her card. 

Moon Lake Stamp Set  wood-mount  137149  $25.95
Moon Lake Stamp Set  clear-mount  138540  $18.95

designed by Linda Turner

Linda featured another gorgeous retiring stamp set,  Love & Sympathy.  I love the watercolor effect the flower stamp has in this set, as well as both of the sentiments (see below)!

Love & Sympathy Stamp Set  wood-mount  128652  $15.95
Love & Sympathy Stamp Set  clear-mount  122797  $11.95

designed by Paulette Moerdyk

Paulette featured a very timely stamp set, Mother's Love (perfect for those Mother's Day cards!)

Mother's Love Stamp Set  wood-mount  138838  $41.95
Mother's Love Stamp Set  clear-mount  138841  $30.95
Mother's Love Stamp Set  photopolymer  137170  $24.95

I hope you enjoyed these cards!!

Anyone can participate in our monthly swap.  Just let me know if you'd like to join our May swap (RSVP needed by May 11).

And...  I hope you were Inkspired today!!