Friday, June 23, 2017

Inky Friends 2017-18 New Catalog Blog Hop

Hello! and welcome to the Inky Friends New Catalog Blog Hop.  We used to hop under the name of Stampin' Addicts, but we have come up with a fresh, fun new name.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to create and share our projects.  If you are following the hop in order you have just arrived from stop #1 which is the very talented Shelley Zarlings Blog, Miss Mad Stamper.  She did a super job showcasing the new stamp set Always and Forever.
The new stamp set I chose to showcase is called A Little Wild and it also has a set of matching framelits called Little Loves.
A Little Wild Stamp Set and Little Loves Framelits 
This is such a cute little set and is great for making baby cards and gift tags but I looked at it and thought of Valentines Day.
I've always loved making Valentines and thought this little lion would make a super cute one.  my color choices were Real Red, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, and Whisper White.  I couldn't find my Crushed Curry Stamp and Write Marker so I used the Ink Pad and an Aqua painter.  I do like the more subdued color for his fur.
Of course we needed a little treat to go with the card.   When I first saw the matching framelits for this set I thought of the Hershey Kiss Tent that Brenda Q. makes.  It's perfect because it has both the front and back to it.  
He's pretty cute!
and so is his backside.
I used a Hershey nugget instead and wrapped it in Crushed Curry so I could stamp the saying on the bottom as you can see in the picture below.

I love it!  The little punch "heart" is from the Cookie Cutter Punch.  
Thanks you so much for stopping by and hopping along with us.  Now it's time to hop on over to the fabulous Rhonda Griffins Blog, The Stampin' Bunny where she is showcasing the new stamp set Beautiful Bouquet.  Let's hop on over and check it out!




Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's Time For 3D Thursday - My Turn!

Hi! and welcome to another 3D Thursday.  If you are new to my blog let me explain what goes on every Thursday.  Four Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have teamed up together to bring you a fun 3D project every Thursday along with a FREE Project Sheet that you can download which has full instructions on how to make that project.  I am thrilled to be a part of this very talented team.
Today it's my turn at creating.  I fell in love with the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set from the get go and it comes with a matching set of Framelits!  Here's the fun project I have for you to make.
I really enjoyed making this fun little pocket in one of our new In Colors named Lemon Lime Twist.  Paired with Night of Navy Ink, makes for a fun summer gift.
What a great way to give a gift card or maybe just some little chocolates to that special friend or loved one.  I hope you enjoy making this fun little pocket and if you have any questions please email me at tjdstampsalot@yahoo.com and I will be happy to answer them.  If you would like to purchase any of the items to make this fun project you can go to my online store and order.  Be sure a print off the FREE Project Sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a crafty day!




Thursday, June 15, 2017

3D Thursday! Sarah's Red, White & Blue Treat Box

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.  Welcome to another addition of 3D Thursday, where every Thursday our team has a FREE downloadable project for you.  
This weeks project was created by Sarah Wills over at Sarah's Ink Spot.  I am so excited about this cute project of Sarah's.  It's a wonderful 4th of July treat box that can be adapted for any occasion.  Be sure and grab the FREE Project Sheet so you can make your own.
Who wouldn't love a fun gift like this?
and look what's inside!  Thanks for creating this fun little box for us, Sarah Wills.  Can't wait to make one of my own.  Do you want to make one?  Well here you go, just download the Project File and get to it.  It's FREE!
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks project.  If you would like to order any of the products listed below to make this project, click on my Order Online Button and it will take you to my online store.  
Next week will be my turn to create a project.  Hope you will come back and check it out.   Have a good day!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used: 
● Stamp Set: Number of Years 
● Inks: Night of Navy 
● Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmery White 
● Specialty Paper: Window Sheet, Red Glimmer, Silver Glimmer 
● Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot 
● Punches: ½” Circle 
● Embossing Folder: Oh My Stars 
● Dies: Layering Squares Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Popcorn Box Thinlits, Happy     Birthday Thinlits, Wood Crate Framelits 
● Ribbon: Silver 1/8” Ribbon 
● Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Tear & Tape, Snail, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dimensionals




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Customer Appreciation BINGO!

 Sunday afternoon was my Customer Appreciation BINGO event for all my customers.   There were a total of 38 that showed up to party with me.  I made each of them a fun little bag with some goodies in it using the Gift Bag Punch Board.
Here is a closeup of one of the little bags.  I used the new In Colors cardstock and DSP and added the cute new little bows to match.  I am starting to really fall in love with this punch board.  So many things you can make with it and quick too. 
 All set up and ready for my stampin' friends to arrive.
Table of BINGO! prizes.
Always a little stampin' to do.  I had two make-n-takes set up.
 Full House!  Wohoo!  or I should say Full Garage!
more stampin' friends,
and a couple more hiding in the corner.  I am grateful to each and everyone of these ladies, not because of their business but because of their friendship.  The best thing I like about my job is getting to meet new people and becoming lifelong friends.  Love it!  Thanks for stopping by and have a good day everyone!
Twila





Thursday, June 8, 2017

3D Thursday - This Week Featuring a Project By Jenn.

Hi and welcome back!  I can't believe it's been a week since our group of four Stampin' Up! Demos launched our new venture.  Today is Jennifer Gulch's turn at creating a project with matching FREE PDF.  Her "She Shed" is so cute and I can't wait to make one of my own!  This would make a wonderful little treat or gift box.

Isn't it the cutest little shed!  If you would like directions for it just click on the link below and download your FREE PDF today.  Thank you for sharing your craftiness with us, Jenn!
I hope you enjoy this Thursday Project as much as I did.  Be sure and download your FREE PDF!
Thanks for stopping by and check back next week to see Sarah's Project!




Sunday, June 4, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Colorful Seasons

    Hello! and welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  I am so excited!  The new Stampin' Up! annual catalog has just gone live and there are so many wonderful new sets!  This Hop features the new stamp set Colorful Seasons.  There are so many possibilities from this stamp set and matching die that it was a perfect pick for our first hop introducing the new catalog.  If you are new to the Crews hops, let me explain a little.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world and we each use the same stamp set during the hop so you get different ideas on how the stamp set can be used.  There is also a master link that you can go to later to view all the ideas, and it is here.  Also we have a pinterest board where we pin our creations too, called Stamp Review Crew.
   Let's get back to the hop.  If you are following along with us you have just arrived from the very talented Linda Callahan's Blog: Stampin' Seasons.  She does amazing work!  I have added a picture of the stamp set and matching framelits for you below.
Now let's take a look at the project I have made for the hop. 
I decided to make a wedding card, not just an ordinary wedding card but one that a Mother or best friend might give to the Bride-to-be right before the wedding.  You will see why in the next picture.  The colors I chose for my project were a new In-Color Powder Pink and then Smokey Slate for my phrase.  I will give a list at the end of my post of everything I used.
For the inside phrase I chose to use the words "Just Breathe".  Rewind about 6 years ago right before my daughter got married and things were getting crazy I gave her a cup with this phrase on it.  Made for a wonderful gift.  I think it's a perfect card for the Bride-to-be.
And I just has to show a close up of these wonderful little heart pieces that come in the new Stampin' Up! in-colors.  They are the perfect touch to this sweet card.  
Here's the list of Products I used.
Stamp Set: Colorful Season w/matching framlits
Cardstock: Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Powder Pink, Smokey Slate
Tools: Sweet and Sassy Framelits, Petal Burst Emboss Folder
Other: 1/2" Finely Woven Powder Pink Ribbon,  2017-18 In- color Glitter Acrylic Shapes

Thank you so much for stopping by and now it is time to hop on over to Bronwyn Eastley's Blog: Add Inktive Designs and see what fabulous project she has come up with.  Click on the button below and it will take you right to it.  Have a great day!






Thursday, June 1, 2017

The First 3D Thursday Team Blog Hop!

Hello!  I am so excited about this new adventure I am taking starting today.  Along with 3 other very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, we are coming together as a team to bring you some fun 3D Projects and FREE PDF's to go with them!
That's right!  This is gonna be so fun.  So every Thursday we will be taking turns making projects and when it's another teammates turn we will post their project also.  The months that have 5 Thursday will have a Blog Hop featuring 4 Projects on the first Thursday of the month.  Since this is the first Thursday it's Hop Day.  We are all featuring projects made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.  So let's get started!  If you are following along in order then you have just arrived from Sarah Wills' Blog Sarah's Ink Spot.  Her project was fantastic and I bet you can't wait to make it!
Here are a couple of pictures of my project.

I had a lot of fun creating this sweet coffee cup project using the beautiful new Delightful Daisy DSP.  It is actually pretty simple if you just follow the FREE PDF.  Be sure to have your Gift Bag Punch Board handy!

Now click on the button below to go to the next blog on the Hop.  Debbie Henderson is up next with her blog Debbie's Designs and I know you are gonna love what she has created for you.  Don't forget to hop all the way around so you can meet all 4 of our design team members.  See you next Thursday!




Thursday, May 25, 2017

New 3D-Thursday Coming Soon!

Super Exciting News!  Read All About It Here!
I am super excited to team up with a group of very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to bring you a fun new 3-D Project every Thursday, starting in June.  How much does it cost?
That's right FREE!  Every Thursday one of the design team members will post a fun 3D Project plus a project sheet with directions on how to make the project.  To kick off the debut of our new design team, we will be participating in a Team Blog Hop on Thursday, June 1st. that's exactly one week away and you will get to meet our team of four so stay tuned!