Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever


How fun is the sentiment on this card???

I'm pretty lucky to say that I get to do something creative just about every day :)

How about you??



We start our "creative" project for the day with a Rich Razzleberry card base, then added a piece of Lemon Lime Twist (this is seriously my favorite color right now!) card stock, followed by a layer of Whisper White card stock.



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Rich Razzleberry Card Stock  115316



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Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock  144245



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Whisper White Card Stock  100730



Next, we stamped that fun pot filled with paint brushes with our Basic Black Archival Ink Pad.  This image can be found in the Crafting Forever Stamp Set. 

Then, we colored in the pot and the paintbrushes with our Watercolor Pencils and blended the brushstrokes from our pencils with our Blender Pens.  I love how well these blender pens work to smooth out the lines made from the pencils.


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Basic  Black Archival Ink Pad  140931



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Crafting Forever Stamp Set  143955/143958



Watercolor Pencils  141709



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Blender Pens  102845




We also stamped "Do something creative every day." (also from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set) in Basic Black Archival Ink.

We die-cut this oval (along with the Rich Razzleberry Scallop Oval behind it) using our Layering Oval Framelits.

Before adding these oval pieces to our card, we put a strip of the new Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon around our card.



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Layering Oval Framelits  141706



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Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon  144135





Finally, we added a Whisper White Baker's Twine bow to our card for that final, finishing touch!



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Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine  124262


As always, I hope you enjoyed this card!

Thanks so much to Ronda Wade for her inspiration on this card :).



And...  don't forget to mark your calendar for the.....

Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event on....

 

Wednesday, June 28 anytime from 12-6

We'll have lots of fun, new items on display, a couple of cute make-n-takes, raffles and treats, and a great sale, too!!

Don't miss this awesome event!!

I hope you were Inkspired today!!
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday in Stampin' Up! In Colors!!


Do you remember seeing this card in my last blog post about the Annual New Catalog Kickoff Event??  If not, check it out here!

This was one of our make-n-takes at that event.  Here's a closer look at this fun card....


We start our card with a Thick Whisper White card base.  I have to tell you...  it took me a while to "get it" regarding this thick card stock....  I had been using our Regular Whisper White card stock for years as a card base without much thought for the thicker option (I always thought it was good enough, right??), but.....

Just for fun, we made one card with our Regular Whisper White Card Stock and another with our Thick Whisper White Card Stock at our Group Gathering last night, and there is a HUGE difference.  I noticed it as soon as I picked up the cards - I really think the thicker version is about 4 times as thick as our regular version.  The regular card stock/card base just seemed so flimsy!  I don't think I will ever use our regular Whisper White card stock as a card base again.  Now, that's not to say that it's not great for lots of other uses, just not as a card base!


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Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 Thick Card Stock  140272



Next, we added 1" strips of each of our In Colors to our card base - in Berry Burst (I finally have that name! - it's Burst, not Blast!), Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig.

So simple, yet so bold!


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Berry Burst Card Stock  144243


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Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock  144245


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Tranquil Tide Card Stock  144246


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Powder Pink Card Stock  144244


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Fresh Fig Card Stock  144242





Next, we die-cut that awesome Happy Birthday image with our Happy Birthday Thinlit.

This die is so easy to work with (and makes such an impact on the card!).  Just use the Big Shot Die Brush to release any remaining pieces from the die.


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Happy Birthday Thinlit  143700



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Big Shot Die Brush  144262



Finally, we added a Glitter Enamel Dot to the "i" in birthday!  These Glitter Enamel Dots are so much fun to play with!  You get 160 glittery dots in ombre shades, so no 2 are exactly alike!  I love the added sparkle they provide on this card!


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Glitter Enamel Dots  144200


I hope you enjoyed this card!

Thanks so much to Brenda Quintana for her inspiration on this card!




If you like to make fun cards like this, you should consider the next.......

Simple, Beautiful Card Class.....

at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio (209 E Superior St in Alma, MI) on Wednesday, July 19 anytime from 4-9pm or Friday, July 21 from 1-3pm.  We make 4 cards for $15 or the class is FREE with an order!

And…  mark your calendars going forward…. This class meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except in July because I'll be on the Stampin' Up! trip to Thailand! - I had to move the class back a week!) anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm.  So, if July doesn’t work for you, maybe another month will!  Just RSVP to me at amy.frillici@yahoo.com for the next class or to answer any questions you might have.
 
Make sure to......

 Use Host Code:  FPQT4KPT

when you order online!


I send a handmade card to all of my customers!!

Order over $50, and I'll include a special surprise with your handmade card!!


I hope you were Inkspired today!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event!!


We held the Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event down at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio earlier this month.  We had so much fun seeing LOTS of new Annual Catalog product and samples, shopping the BOGO sale and even making a few cards, too!

Read on below to hear all about it...

And... in case you missed it....

I know it has been such a busy month for everyone (including my family!!).  We just finished up with a great (well, kind of,...... considering Lilly has been in a walking boot recovering from a broken ankle!) dance recital weekend and then my son, Cade, graduated from eighth grade last week.  What an emotional time is has been!  I kind of underestimated how I'd be feeling right now...   I think this is one of those big moments when I realize how FAST time is going with my kids.  They won't be around for too much longer, and it makes me sad!!  So, I'm trying to soak it all up as much as I can while they are still around :).

Here are a few pics of them at recital and graduation...


Lilly and her cousin, Brynn (Brynn couldn't get out of her costume fast enough!!)



Lilly, Cade and I at graduation


Since it's been so hectic for everyone this month and quite a few people weren't able to make it to the Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event,.....

 I've decided to do it again!!

 

Mark your calendar for the.....

Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event on....

 

Wednesday, June 28 anytime from 12-6

We'll have lots of fun, new items on display, a couple of cute make-n-takes, raffles and treats, and a great sale, too!!

Don't miss this awesome event!!

Here are just some of the things you might expect to find at the next Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event on Wednesday, June 28!! (and this is what actually happened at the last BOGO event on June 2 & 3!).


This was one of the make-n-takes that was offered at the BOGO Sale.....



Thanks so much to Brenda Quintana for sharing this fun card idea featuring our new 2017-19 In Colors.  Everyone is LOVING these new colors, and the Happy Birthday thinlit was a BIG hit, too!!



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Happy Birthday Thinlit  143700




Here's the New 2017-18 In Color display....



Want more info on our new 2017-19 In Colors??  You can learn all about them here!!


I held a fun raffle drawing....  You earned tickets into the drawing for bringing a new friend to the BOGO event, for each class you sign up for and for placing an order (basically shopping the BOGO sale!).


The winner of the raffle (congratulations to Barb Savage!!) received the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP), Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon, Tranquil Tulips Host Stamp Set and one of my cards made using the Delightful Daisy DSP :).

You can learn more about my card here!!


Here's a peak at one of the New Annual Catalog displays....




This was a fun addition to the event (I just started this last year!).....



The biggest order at the BOGO event received.....  a pack of the 2017-19 In Color Card Stock, the Feathery Friends Host Stamp Set, all of the 2017-19 In Color Ink Pads, a sample of the 2017-19 In Color Ribbon and 5 cards made with all of the new 2017-19 In Colors (over an $80 value)!!



Congratulations to Jeri Grover for winning these great items with her biggest order of the BOGO event!!


This is the other make-n-take that was offered at the event....


You can learn all about this card here.  I am having so much fun with that rooster stamp and the wood-grain designer series paper!



I also made a fun treat for everyone that attended the event.....


Cute little treat bags featuring the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and Old Olive and Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon :).  And yummy sea salt popcorn inside the cello bags!!




Some of my first customers on that very first day....  They were all so excited!!



And here's a closer look at the BOGO sale......





I still have a TON of product left!!!!

So.....


Make sure to mark your calendar for the.....

Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event on....

 

Wednesday, June 28 anytime from 12-6

Don't miss this awesome event!!



I hope you have an Inkspired day!!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Eastern Palace.... To Think of You is to Smile


Here's a beautiful card (actually 2 cards!) featuring LOTS of new Annual Catalog product!



We made these cards recently at an event that I held at the stamp studio.  Everyone enjoyed playing with this new Eastern Palace Suite of products!

Watch the video here to see exactly how to make this card....

I hope you enjoy as well :)



direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqE2jQHbTOk


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on a thing (I promise)!!

 

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of this card and this new suite of products :)



Here are all the supplies used to make this card....


click to order here!!

 

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Eastern Beauty Stamp Set  143675


 
Eastern Medallion Thinlits  143725


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Eastern Beauty Bundle  145308



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Stitched Shapes Framelits  145372
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Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  144147

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Tranquil Tide Ink Pad  144085



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Fresh Fig Ink Pad  144082



Make sure to......

 Use Host Code:  FPQT4KPT

when you order online!


I send a handmade card to all of my customers!!

Order over $50, and I'll include a special surprise with your handmade card!!




If you don't have a new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog....


stop by the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio (at 209 E Superior St in Alma) anytime to pick up a copy of our latest annual catalog.

And...  I'm doing it ONE MORE TIME!!!

 

I know many of you were not able to attend the Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event that I held earlier this month, sooooo...
I'm doing it again!!

Mark your calendar for the.....

Annual New Catalog Kickoff and Buy One, Get One Free Event on....

 

Wednesday, June 28 anytime from 12-6
We'll have lots of fun, new items on display, a couple of cute make-n-takes and a great sale, too!!

Don't miss this awesome event!!


  If you're ready to shop right now, just click on the link below to get your shopping started today!!


I hope you were Inkspired!!