ICS Blog Hop Girls Night Out

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Team Inking Everything Blog Hop Black Friday

Hello friends! Welcome to our Inking Everything Blog Hop.  I’m excited you are here. 
You may have hopped here from Dani’s Blog, or maybe this is your first stop. Either way, I am glad you are here and you can continue through the hop at the end of this post by clicking the next button. Be sure to check out all of the amazing projects using gift packaging ideas our team has made for you this month.
My project is using the Petite Cafe Bags. I love these bags for so many things. They can hold cards, treats or any gift for Christmas. On this project, I embossed the Early Espresso layer with the Woodgrain embossing folder and created some layers for the tag using the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack, real red card stock with some Cherry Cobbler Glitter Glue over the top, a sentiment from Endless Wishes and finished it off with the Cherry Cobbler ribbon from the 2014 Holiday Catalog. 

This gift packaging would be appropriate for a a guy or a gal and I especially love that. Sometimes men can be so hard to craft for, can’t they?

Now, I’d like to invite you to hop on over to Carla’s Blog and see what she has made for us using the Merry Many Stars Kit.


One of the features of our Blog Hop that is different than all of the others is that we also want you to check out the amazing alternate projects we each offer on our Facebook Business Pages. I have an adorable idea using these bags on my page and I would love for you to leave me your feedback about it and Like my page if you have not already. I will have a link back to the hop on my page there as well!

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And guess what else!? Stampin’ Up! is having a sale and you don’t want to miss it! 
Between now and Monday December 2nd, you can join the SU! family and our amazing team $125 in product for just $75 this week only.
Imagine getting the Big Shot and the magnetic plate for only $75* dollars! 
Merry Christmas to you!

PLUS!! As an added bonus for everyone who joins during this promotion, you will also get a 5% CASH BACK BONUS on ALL ORDERS you place in December!!!! This is amazing! 
This could mean earning up to 35% off your first order when placed in December. Now that’s a sale to get excited about!
I would love to talk to you more about this sale! Contact me right away as time is limited!

ICS Blog Hop – Fall is in the Air

 I cannot believe that it’s almost upon us! The beautiful season of fall. I do love the colors of the trees as they change but will miss the long, hot days of summer. Welcome to another ICS Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Fall and I hope you are enjoying the fall inspired cards you are seeing. My card for this month is inspired by the current fall set For All Things which is offered in the 2014 Holiday Catalog. I love the color combination of Blackberry and Honey with the Vanilla and the clean and simple design of this.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog. I would love to know you were here – leave me a comment on the card! Now, your next stop is Darla and Nancy. I am sure they will have great cards for you as well!

Hugs and happy Stampin’!


Project Life and Stampin’ Up! A perfect match!

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1, right on my website:

Sale-A-Bration is here!

This is one of my most favorite times of the year when it comes to promotions offered by Stampin’ Up! Here are the highlights…

* For every $50 you spend (before tax and s/h)  you may choose a limited time only Sale A Bration item from the SAB catalog. I’ve attached it to this email for your viewing pleasure. I have some coming to hand out in my next order. Items ordered can come from any current brochure such as the main idea book or the Occasions catalog.
* Choose to host a party and you can earn even more free product! For all parties with orders totaling at least $300, hostesses can earn and extra $30 in free product (So $80 instead of $50!!)

* Join the SU! family and receive an additional $51 in free product in your starter kit!  New recruits get $150 of product for only $99. PLUS you received all of the perks and benefits of being a demonstrator!

Let me know of your questions! I am looking forward to hosting some events in February and March and also booking events so that we can all reap the benefits!

Happy Stampin’

Music is good for the soul

As a teenager I was a HUGE fan of music. I knew the name of all the bands that were popular in the genre that I listened to. I knew the band members names, the names of the songs and the lyrics to each and every song that the band played. However as the years passed I followed the music scene less and less and my taste in music changed, then changed again and changed some more. As a teen and young adult I always expected that I would enjoy the same type of music. Bus as many of us know, our tastes change and grow and the same goes for the music we enjoy. In the past couple of years I have been introduced to an amazing musician by the name of Shaun Groves. Shaun works for an organization called Compassion International. One of the jobs he does is find and recruit fellow bloggers to travel on behalf of Compassion and spread the word on the work that this organization does. But his first known talent is that of musician. Not a start studded, mass market musician but one who writes from his heart.At least that is what his most recent album is. Third World Symphony is an album full of hope and I really love it! I hope that you will check out this new album and if you feel led, then support Shaun with the purchase of his newest work. I know you will be blessed by it!


people are subscribing!

I have not been here in something like 4 months and just the other day I received notifications that someone new subscribed. WOW! Talk about surprised.

I really do enjoy the blogging but life kind of took over and I didn’t make time for it. I was doing any stamping for fun and was just kind of feeling overwhelmed about the whole thing. I have also been working on my own website which is turning out beautiful! I just need to add a little more content and then I’ll tell you all about it.

I have been stamping again and really liking the cards I am making. I am not going to post any of them here right now but please check out my Splitcoast Gallery.

I have tons of great ideas for the new website and look forward to being able to share more soon.


I’m not sure what is going on here with Blogger tonight but the onscreen format does not seem right and I’m having a hard time posting. So…instead of spending a bunch of time to have it go all screwy I’m going to wait.
Which is really too bad by the way…I did a cute card for the sketch challenge this week.

Stay tuned….it’s coming!

Wow I’ve been tagged!

I’ve really been trying to post regularly here and I have to say I think I’m doing pretty well. And apparently someone else thinks so too!!

My most faithful reader Barb has tagged me, and for this I am very honored. I have stamped quite a few cards this weekend and I will be posting them all soon but for now, I was to say Thanks!!! to Barb for getting me back to Blogging everyday!

Any time I come across a Blog I really enjoy, I subscribe. That way I know when something new is posted. I’ve subscribed to quite a few recently and one of them is Life of a Smallpigpig. Peggy is a self proclaimed swap-a-holic and posts many of those on her blog. Check her blog out here. So, Peggy I tag you!

Cherish the Guava

I’ve been working on this card for a week. I loved the CC when it was posted but it just took awhile for it to all come together. I worked on it in stages, which for me is not typical.

The card base is Groovy Guava and the accent color is Soft Sky. Pick a Petal was used on the base and accent piece with Garden Silhouettes for the main image. I even threw in a little Baroque Motifs for fun as a layer. The vintage brads came on my last order and I was so excited to use them. I have a feeling they will be gone before I know it. The scallop edge was created with the slit punch, which you can find that tutorial for a couple of posts below. I also used my new SU! Cutter Kit with it’s handy, dandy distressing tool to rough up some of the edges. As the final touch I sponged a little Soft Sky and Guava on the distressed edges to give it a light vintage feel.

I am really pleased that I did not push myself to make a card that was just so-so and took my time to create a card I am really happy with. It’s been totally crazy here the last couple of weeks but tonight I just needed to stamp to save my sanity.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!