Thursday, September 28, 2017

Stampin' Bingo!!

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share a fun event that we held down at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio last week.....

It's called Stampin' Bingo!!!

We play bingo, AND we make cute cards!  What could be better than that??

Here's a peak at the awesome prizes that were given away to our Bingo winners throughout the night.  Just look at all of that fun product from our new Holiday Catalog :).

Everyone always loves to win FREE product!

Each person that attended Bingo also went home with ALL of this that night (on top of their Bingo winnings!!).....

I always like to give a little something to each person that attends.  This time, everyone received a sampler pack of the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper and a cute stocking (filled with candy!) that I made with the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits and the Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set.  The stocking also features some of the Quilted Christmas DSP (that cute plaid paper!) on the top, toe and heal of the stocking.   You can buy the stamp set and thinlits separately, or save 10% when you buy them in the bundle!  I got that cute stocking idea from a post on Erica Cerwin's Pink Buckaroo Design's blog - she makes the cutest projects!!  And... I tied some of my favorite ribbon, the Quilted Xmas Ribbon, around the Designer Series Paper - I just love the stripes on that ribbon!
Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper  144617
Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon  144620
Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set  144829/144832
Trim Your Stocking Thinlits  144682
Tags & Trimmings Bundle  146061/146062

Here's a peak at one of our make-n-take cards for the night....

Check out all of the details on this gorgeous Holiday card here!

And here's a look at our other make-n-take card from Bingo....

Check back for more details on this card soon!

Each person also received a copy of our latest Holiday catalog, as well as a coupon off an order that night!

Here's a look at the place setting for each person before they arrived....

I meant to take pics of people playing bingo and doing their make-n-takes, but I forgot!  I get too excited with all of the events of the evening - someday I'm going to remember to take those pictures!!

I hope you'll consider joining us for our next Stampin' Bingo Night at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio.  I do a Stampin' Bingo Night with the release of each new catalog.  So, watch for more details on our next Stampin' Bingo Night in January (with the release of our Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs).  It's a great way to get some fun, new product and have a great night out, too!!

I hope you enjoyed these projects and treats today!!

And...  don't forget to place your (minimum $50) online order by October 31 (and use Host Code E4QX6JRF when you check out!!) - you'll get your name entered into the drawing to win the Merry Patterns Host Stamp Set used on this card....

See all of those details here.

I hope you were Inkspired today!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Stampin' Up Merry Patterns... Merry Christmas

I can't stop making Christmas cards!!!

I'm addicted!!

We have so much great, new product to play with in our Holiday Catalog!!  Today, I'm featuring some gorgeous plaid designer series paper and a stamp set you can only EARN!!

Watch this video and learn how you can earn this stamp set, too....

direct link:  

So....  make sure you place an online order of at least $50 here and use Host Code E4QX6JRF when you check out!!  You automatically receive a free goody in the mail with your handmade thank you card AND....  your name is entered into the drawing to win the Merry Patterns Host Stamp Set!!  2 lucky winners will be drawn from all online orders between now and October 31!!  It could be you!!

Or.... ensure that you receive the Merry Patterns Stamp Set by placing an online order of at least $300 here!!  All orders over $300 automatically receive the Merry Patterns Host Stamp Set FOR FREE!!

And...  did you know?????

If you become a subscriber to my Youtube Channel, you'll never miss out on a thing 
(I promise!).

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

click here to order!!


Make sure to use Host Code E4QX6JRF when you order online!!

Merry Patterns Host Stamp Set  144973

Classic Label Punch  141491

Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper  144629

Basic Black Baker's Twine  141682

Layering Oval Framelits 141706

Real Red Ink Pad  126949

Crushed Curry Ink Pad  131173

Garden Green Ink Pad  126973

Basic Black Archival Ink Pad  140931

Make sure to use Host Code E4QX6JRF when you order online!!

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

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

Plus.... now thru October 31, your name is automatically entered into the drawing to win the Merry Patterns Host Stamp Set, too!!

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

holiday stamp-a-stack class.....

Click here for all the details on these great Holiday Stamp-a-Stack classes!!  There 
are both live (in Alma, MI) classes and TO GO kits available!  Just let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you have an Inkspired day!!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wood Words Scrapbook Pages

These are 2 of the scrapbook pages we made at class last month...

I just love designing these pages....  It's fun to use elements from cards and other ideas I see on Pinterest and try to incorporate them into Scrapbook Pages.

I like to start with either a suite of products or a pack of Designer Series Paper and let the inspiration come from there!

Can you guess which product suite I used on these pages??  Read on to learn about it!

We start our first page with a Whisper White base, then added a full sheet of Night of Navy cardstock to our page.  We also added a strip of the Burlap Ribbon along the bottom of our Night of Navy piece.

Next, we stamped some fun (Real Red) hearts along the side of our page using the Wood Words Stamp Set.  I love the texture that these hearts seem to have - kind of like they've been weathered a bit.
Burlap Ribbon  141487
Wood Words Stamp Set  143925/143928

Then, we die-cut our crate using the Wood Crate Framelits and a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  I think these crates are just too cute!  And...  you can purchase the Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Words Stamp Set separately, or save 10% when you buy them in the bundle.

We stamped some pretty flowers on our Whisper White piece using the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.  First, we stamped the flower outlines in Crushed Curry Ink, then the color/wash inside the outlines in Daffodil Delight ink and then the stems in Old Olive Ink.

We also stamped "Farmer's Market" (from the Wood Words Stamp Set) in Night of Navy Ink and punched it out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch.

The finishing touch is that cute Copper Trim bow :).
Wood Crate Framelits  143730
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack  144117
Wood Words Bundle  145315/145316
Daisy Delight Stamp Set 143669
1 1/4" Circle Punch  119861
Copper Trim  144179

Here's a look at our next page....

This time we stamped some fun polka dots in Night of Navy ink (also from the Wood Words Stamp Set) on our Whisper White base, then added a full sheet of Real Red card stock to our page.

Next, check out this fun element on our 2nd page...

It almost looks like something you could put on top of a canning jar :).

First, we added a 1/2 sheet of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to the bottom of our page.

Next, we stamped that fun rooster and "Hello Friend" in Real Red ink.  Both images can be found in the Wood Words Stamp Set.  We die-cut our rooster with the Wood Crate Framelits and punched out our sentiment with the Classic Label Punch.

We also stamped those gorgeous flowers in Night of Navy ink (from the Wood Words Stamp Set) and die-cut this circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Then, we die-cut a Real Red scallop circle and a Night of Navy circle using the Layering Circle Framelits.  We layered all of this together and added it to a Delicate White Doily.

A couple of finishing touches complete our look...

-a bow tied with Linen Thread and a Brights (Real Red) Enamel Shape to hold it in place

-and a little strip of that super-cute Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon!
Classic Label Punch  141491
Stitched Shapes Framelits  145372
Layering Circles Framelits  141705
Delicate White Doilies  141701
Brights Enamel Shapes  141680
Linen Thread  104199
Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon  144232

I hope you enjoyed these pages!!

If you'd like to make fun scrapbook pages like this with us,

consider attending the next Scrapbook Class

at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio.


This class meets the last Tuesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm.  We make three 12x12 page layouts for $15, or the class is FREE with an order!

Our next class is on Tuesday, September 26.

Just RSVP (by Sunday, September 24) to me at to sign up!!


if  you're looking for more scrapbook page layouts, 


check out our Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio Group Facebook Page here.  Once you're on the page, just go to Photos, Albums, then find the Scrapbook Pages Album.  I hope you enjoy!!

I hope you were Inkspired today!!