Paper Pumpkin February 2017

February Paper Pumpkin was a set of pull out candle invitations. No party in my future so I created 3 birthday cards that could hold a gift card or money in the original design. Aren’t they cute! They would make a fun invitation to a party!

And then I went to town! Using just a few other supplies I created a card in a box, three more birthday cards, a mini tissue box and a Christmas card.

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that brings a fun new project right to your door. What you do with it is up to you!

Inking of you!

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Sale-A-Bration Project Buffet Class – Feb 18 2017

This past weekend another demo, Heather, and I held a joint project class.  We each designed 5 cards from one of the Occasions catalogue bundles and a cute box to hold them in.  It was tons of fun!  Heather and I will be collaborating again around the end of April so watch for our Spring Card Buffet!

My set of cards used the So in Love bundle.  How beautiful those intricate die cuts are! They lend themselves well to celebration cards of all kinds!  The Falling in Love Designer Series Paper has lots of wonderful patterns including the trending digital photography patterns that bring that extra bit of life straight to the card!


Heather used the Lift Me Up bundle. ¬†Now even if you don’t want to fly in a hot air balloon, who can resist the vision of balloons floating across the horizon. ¬†It just looks so peaceful. This bundle goes so nicely with the Lift Me Up Designer Series Paper that you can get for free with a purchase of $60.


Thank you so much to those that were able to join us for this event.  What a wonderful group you were.  We hope to see all of you at our next joint event!

Inking of You,


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Online Sale starts today!!


Remember Stampin’ Up!’s big sale starts today! ¬†Don’t miss out on some great deals for the stamper in your life. ¬†Check out what is on sale HERE!

  • If you are placing an order, don‚Äôt forget to check the¬†weekly deals¬†and¬†clearance rack¬†for any other goodies! ¬†Remember the weekly deals will change! ¬†Monday will be the current deals and on Tuesday we get our new deals of the week!
  • Also, check out the list of¬†RETIRING HOLIDAY CATALOGUE¬†items.

It’s not too late to make your very own Christmas cards. Homemade cards can be simple and fun! ¬†Contact me if I can help you out.

Visit my online store to place an order. Thanks!!


Inking of you…

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Christmas Gifts for the Crafters

header_onlinex_demo_11-23-15_engThe time for Stampin’ Up!’s annual Online Extravaganza is upon us!  November 23-30 brings us great deals on selected items.  The whole list can be found HERE.

What a great opportunity to save some money on so many useful crafting items: tools, paper, ribbons, stamps, adhesives and more!


  • The list consists of items at different discounts (50%, 30% and 20%) available the whole week, while supplies last
  • There are two flash sales listed. ¬†On Monday November 23rd and Monday November 30th there are two special lists of extra items on sale only for that particular day! ¬†Don’t miss out!!
  • If you are placing an order, don‚Äôt forget to check the¬†weekly deals¬†and¬†clearance rack¬†for any other goodies! ¬†Remember the weekly deals will change! ¬†Monday will be this weeks¬†deals and on Tuesday we get our new deals of the week!
  • Also, check out the list of¬†RETIRING HOLIDAY CATALOGUE¬†items.

I am away this week (November 22-25), so it would be better for you to place an online order HERE if you wish to make sure you get your items before they are gone. The great discounts should make up for the extra couple of dollars in shipping!

So many great opportunities to find a special Christmas stocking stuffer for yourself or a fellow stamping buddy!!!

With the Holiday Catalogue leaving us, you all know that the Occassions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are on the way! ¬†Would you like to have a catalogue of your very own? ¬†Leave me a message and I’ll tell you how!

In the meantime, THANKS! for being here and let me know if there is anything in particular I can do to help you on your creative journey!!IMG_3475

Inking of you…

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Halloween Fun

This week’s class was dedicated to Halloween fun and what better way to express it than with the very Happy Haunting DSP! ¬†Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Very Vanilla are the quintessential hallowed colours.

My guests often ask where I get my ideas from and I am not afraid to say that lots of ideas start with the dozens of different challenges that are put out on blogs every week! ¬†This month’s cards were naturals for a number of inspirational combinations that are out there.

When I saw SIP Challenge 19 РTic-Tac-Toe at I knew I had the black, orange, ghost all wrapped up!  How could you not with Halloween in the air!

Also, Nacho Average Challenge #164 is absolutely made for the Happy Haunting DSP! What a fun package of paper to play with and I just love Halloween!

This first card was deeply inspired by the CCMC375 РSketch Challenge РCreate with Connie and Mary.  Most specifically the card made by Connie Babbert for the challenge.  Mine was made too late to link to the site, but check them out anyway for lots of good inspiration!  Here is my card:


All supplies are Stampin’ Up! even the now retired googly eyes. ¬†(Card Stock:Basic Grey, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Happy Hauntings DSP; Basic Grey and StazOn Black inks, Owl Punch, Thick Vanilla Bakers Twine and Among the Branches stamp set)


Stampin’ Up!’s¬†If the Broom Fits stamp has just the right amount of sass! ¬†How many people do you want to say that too! (Card Stock: Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla, Happy Hauntings DSP; Basic Black Archival ink, 2014-2016 InColour Stampin’ Write Markers, Small Banner Punch, If The Broom Fits stamp and the spider from Cheer All Year set)

The last card is also full of ghosts with black and orange and a couple extra ghoulish colours!


(Card Stock: Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Happy Hauntings DSP; Basic Black Archival and Blackberry Bliss ink, Into the Woods 3/8 Cotton Ribbon, Sweet Hauntings stamp set)

Hope you all have a Deadly Happy Halloween!

Inking of You…

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Paper Pumpkin Fun October 2015

I have to say that I am really enjoying the way Paper Pumpkin has developed over the last couple years since it was introduced!  Every month a little bit of crafting fun shows up at my door by FedEx and the October box arrived yesterday.  WHOOT!

The September box had been a wonderful little treat bag great for those that only get a few kids at their door or to have some Halloween fun with co-workers or friends:

October brings some great cards for your stash! ¬†Congrats, Thanks and Thinking of you are always useful sentiments to have on hand. ¬†Everything is ready to go inside the box. ¬†Just stamp and assemble. ¬†How easy is that! ¬†Here is what my October Paper Pumpkin looks like…


October 2015 Paper Pumpkin

I assembled these during the last couple innings of the ball game last night. ¬†Since the Jays weren’t getting anything done, I thought I would! ¬†There were even a few pieces left over so I can keep the creativity going :-). ¬†You can follow the instructions in the box, get some help from the online video, or check out all the creative things that people do with their paper pumpkin kits on Pintrest.

For just $24.95 plus HST a month the Paper Pumpkin subscription brings crafty fun to you and something homemade for someone you love.  If you think you might be interested in something like this, check out My Paper Pumpkin to have a look at past kits and find out more about subscribing!  Then, contact me and I can help answer any questions you have to get you up and running.  You need to sign up under a demonstrator and I would be honoured if you would choose me :-).

…just Inking of You…

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If The Broom Fits for Retro Sketches #184

The second I saw the sketch for this week’s¬†Retro Sketches #184 my mind went to Stampin’ Up!’s¬†If the Broom Fits¬†stamp set from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue. ¬†This set was one of my must have’s for the Halloween season. ¬†However, I think it could be useful all year long.

2015-10 If The Broom Fits

2015-10 If The Broom Fits

Pick a broom and go for a ride!

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!

  • Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Happy Haunting DSP
  • If the Broom Fits stamp
  • Archival Basic Black Ink
  • Stampin’ Write Markers Soft Suede and 2014-2016 In Colours, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist
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Here we go…..

Welcome to my very first blog post! ¬†I have had this site on WordPress for a couple of years¬†but haven’t made good use of it until now! ¬†I have been creating cards with Stampin’ Up! for many¬†years now and have been an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since December 2011. ¬†However, until the beginning of this year, I was a hobbyist.

This year I started to hold classes to share my love of crafting with other people. ¬†We have had quite a fun year. ¬†Often when I create my cards, I use one of the many websites out there that publish challenges for a card template or a colour combination. ¬†While I would like to have been sharing along the way, I often don’t get my cards done until long after the challenge period is over AND you need to link to your blog which I also did not have!

I have to be honest here. ¬†This whole blog thing kind of makes me nervous. ¬†There seems to be so much to learn and when you visit other people’s sites they look so organized. ¬†Mine looks pretty plain-jane right now and hopefully I will learn how to create a fun blog for people to visit and where I can share my creations ūüôā

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