Leftovers and a garage sale!

Good morning and happy hump day!

I am glad to know that I am not the only one having issues this week. Both my husband and I thought that yesterday was Wednesday last night while we were talking!

Just a quick note first… I am not going to be posting on Friday and I will do my best to post on Monday, but no promises!

This weekend I am hosting a Stamping/Scrapbooking/Crafting garage sale at my home. 2 other Stampin’ Up demonstrators along with 1-2 other non-demo stampers are cleaning out their craft rooms of all of the things that they are no longer using and bringing them to my house. It should be an amazing sale!

I spent about 3 hours pricing my items last night and I didn’t even touch my stamps yet! That is the plan for tonight. Retired Stampin’ Up stamps, other companies stamps, lots of wood mount… I am even doing multiple grab bags of unmounted rubber. You might remember me mentioning that years ago I was on numerous design teams. Well, I still have all of the fantastic stamps from different companies and they need to go! Also doing grab bags of embellishments. So much easier than individually pricing hundreds of packages of misc embellishments lol

If you are in the Rockford, IL area (or feel like taking a trip lol), email me at InkItAll@yahoo.com and I will share the details with you. The sale is Saturday 10/22 from 9am-4pm.

As I was saying though, because of the sale, my crafting time this week has been nill. So nothing new to share with you on Friday😦 Hope you can forgive me!

Today though I do have a fun card to share with you.

Like so many others I am sure, I hoard my DSP. If I have any left from a project, it goes back with the rest of it. I am always left with numerous scraps. I decided to do something with them this time.


I used my 1 inch punch and punched out 9 squares of different patterns from the same pack of DSP (Candy Cane Lane in this case). Then using the 1 5/8″ square from the Layering Squares Thinlits, I die cut out 9 squares from Early Espresso cardstock.

I adhered each DSP square to an Early Espresso square, then arranged them onto a piece of Real Red cardstock. The panel was then adhered to the front of a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that was trimmed and folded to form an A2 card.

Merry Christmas (from the Greetings with Santa stamp set) was stamped using Versamark, then heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder.

A simple knot in the new Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon finished it off!

Have a great day and I will “see” you next week!

Christmas Magic

Good afternoon!

A quick post for you today :-) 

I played with Stampin’ Ups Christmas Magic stamp set recently and just love it! It is from the new Holiday catalog, have you seen it?

I love these images. Classic but still fun. I can’t wait to use that train!

This time I played with the snowman and the light post…

The “presents” are popped up using Dimensionals.  

The images were colored in using Real Red, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, and Smokey Slate inks. I colored them in using an Aqua Painter filled with 91% rubbing alcohol. This little trick helps to prevent the paper from pilling and it dries so much quicker than using water.

Have a great day!!!

Creating with Scraps

Good morning!

I just wanted to share 3 cards I made recently with some scraps that I had sitting in my “scrap bin”. Do you have one of those? Anytime I have extras of something, a die cut, something that I started but never finished, something I wasn’t too happy with, etc I put it in a little bin that sits on a shelf next to me.

When I need something I tend to go dig through there before cutting something new, or if I am stumped for an idea I like to pull out something that I had worked on previously. My customers get to reap the benefits of my scrap bin also! Occasionally when it gets to be too full, I go through and pull out the good stuff and let them take whatever they want to play with.

This time I had a handful of these leaves die cuts from the Flourishing Phrases bundle. I was already working on something else where I used the script DSP from the Neutrals DSP pack so I had scraps on my desk. I decided to see what I could do with these.

Ingredients listed at the end of this post



The flower behind the leaves is also from the Flourishing Phrases set, just stamped with Versamark.


All 3 use the exact same items, just arranged differently. It took me about an hour to complete these. Try it sometime! Pick a stamp set, pick a color family, and just one or two embellishments, and see what you can create. This was fun to do while watching Netflix one evening.

I am going to pack the 3 of these up in a pretty bag, include envelopes, and send them to a friend. Hopefully they make her smile!

Have a wonderful day!

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Santa’s Sleigh- Take 3!

Good morning and Happy Monday!

Did everyone have a great weekend?🙂

Today I have the 3rd and final card from my September Stamp-A-Stack class.

If you remember, we used only the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle.  This card was fussy for sure, but everyone seemed to really like it!


We stamped and die cut 4 of the trees, then scored each from the top to the bottom down the middle. Fold each in half, then apply glue to just one side of the back and adhere a tree to the back. Fold over, and repeat! Do that 3 times so all of your trees are adhered together (making sure that you apply glue to just one side of each tree!). Fan open the tree and adhere the whole back onto the matting layer.

Here is a better look at it…


We used some Gold Metallic Thread to wrap around the tree as the garland, then applied dots of Dazzling Details (Real Red- retired, and Gold Glitz) for the lights.

So pretty! Because of the tree being pretty complex, I kept the rest of the card fairly simple.

The nice thing about this card is that the tree folds down flat very easily for mailing.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Have a great day!

Santa’s Sleigh- Take 2!

Good morning!

Hope everyone’s week has been well and flown by! Anyone have any good weekend plans?

Not a whole lot happening here. Tomorrow my mom and I are going to a good friend’s house for a Scentsy party. Have you ever used Scentsy? They are little bricks that smell *amazing*. You use them in warmers that plug in. I have a few of the warmers already, I just need to stock up on the bricks.

I am having a crafting garage sale on the 15th. I am getting rid of a TON of retired Stampin’ Up items, as well 2 other demonstrators will be selling their items with me. There won’t only be Stampin’ Up either! Mountains of non-SU related stamping/scrapbooking/etc items will be sold as well.

If you are in the Rockford area and are interested in stopping by, please email me at InkItAll@yahoo.com and I will send you the information. 

Anyway! I will be spending some time this weekend getting ready for that. Lots of pricing to do.

I wanted to share with you another card that was made at my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack that I hosted last week.

Again, we only used the Santa’s Sleigh bundle for this class. It was so much fun coming up with 3 different card ideas using only this bundle (I added a couple of other sets here and there for backgrounds, or a different sentiment…).


So simple, but I love it. I think that this might be my favorite of the three!

The Reindeer was stamped and die cut, then mounted with dimensionals onto a circle. I die cut the circles using the Layering Circles Thinlits. The white one was dry embossed using the Falling Snow embossing folder.

It is hard to tell, but there are dots of not only Gold Glitz Dazzling Details but also Dazzling Diamonds (sadly retired…). Those little dots added just the right amount of dimension to this card. The circles are also mounted onto the card using Dimensionals.

The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory. The patterned paper strip in the background is from Candy Cane Lane DSP from the Holiday catalog. A strip of Sahara Sand as well as a strip of Gold Glitter ribbon completes the background.

I will be back on Monday with the 3rd and final card from the class!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Santa’s Sleigh!

Good morning! I hope that everyone’s weeks are going well. It is all downhill from here🙂

Last week I promised to share the cards that were made in my first Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. I will be holding two more, one this month as well as one in November. If anyone is local to the Rockford, IL area and is interested in attending, let me know.

Each month we focus on a particular bundle from the Holiday catalog. This month we used the Santa’s Sleigh bundle.


There are so many options with this one!

Today’s card was the most detailed, but I think the most fun.


The trees (from Lovely as a Tree) were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock then clear embossed.

The background was inked and blended with three different shades of blue- Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, and Night of Navy. After the ink was laid down on the cardstock, a paper towel was gently rubbed over the trees to remove the ink.

The snow was created with torn strips of cardstock that were adhered down, then liquid adhesive was ran across the top of each “snow bank”. Stampin’ Up’s new clear Mica flakes were sprinkled over the wet adhesive. That gives such a nice sparkly, “fluffy” look!

The sleigh was cut out of Basic Black as well as Gold Foil cardstock and adhered over the snow. 3 cute little presents were stamped and fussy cut out of Whisper White cardstock, and colored in using an aqua-painter and ink.

*Tip- Fill your Aqua Painter with 91% alcohol instead of water. It dries much faster and help to prevent your cardstock from pilling!

Tomorrow I will share the 2nd card from the class.

Have a great day!


Christmas Pines & DSP sale!

Good morning!

I hope that everyone has had a fantastic weekend!

A bit of business at the end (if you love our DSP you will love this sale!), but first, a card I created over the weekend!

A fellow demonstrator shared a similar card last week with a demonstrator group and I just loved it. I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything!) it, putting my own spin on it.

Ingredients are listed at the end of this post


Pretty right? I love the embossing folder background. Add some wow easily to a card. I have stacks of embossing folders, I need to use them more!

I die cut out the pine branches using the dies from the Christmas Pines bundle from Garden Green cardstock. The sentiment is from the same bundle.

I am loving the little copper pinecones. TOO CUTE! They were just tied onto the Garden Green Bakers Twine (with a glue dot placed strategically behind!). This bakers twine is exclusively in the Bakers Twine Trio Pack available in our Holiday catalog. It comes with Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Gold bakers twine. The gold is stunning!!


You can see the Clear Wink of Stella that I added, just for a hint of Winter frost.

Onto the sale!!!!

This month only, select Designer Series Paper packs are buy 3 get 1 free!!! I will be taking advantage of this sale and I urge you to do so as well! A sale like this is rare!


If you would like to place an order, contact me at InkItAll@yahoo.com or 312.615.6624 and I will be happy to help you out!

Have a great day!

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Foxy Friends

Good morning!

I hope that everyone’s week has gone well.

We are finally in the perfect fall weather… highs in the 60s every day, lows in the 50s. Perfect for me!

I know yesterday I said that I would be sharing a few cards today from my recent Christmas Card class, but due to operator error, that won’t be happening today. Look for them next week instead.

Last night I just wanted to play, didn’t have anything in mind, no special occasion, no class.

I pulled out the Foxy Friends bundle that I just received.

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I don’t know why it took me so long to order this bundle. It is CUTE! And the things that can be done with it are amazing!

Do me a favor, go to Pinterest, at the top type in Stampin Up Foxy Friends then hit enter. Go ahead, I will wait😉  CUTE CUTE CUTE ideas!!!!!!

I didn’t want to do anything to involved last night. I didn’t have a lot of time, but needed a bit of a mental break. This is what I came up with…


Totally simple, not my best showing, but the little fox family sticking their heads out of their tree holes make me smile!

This card came together quickly. I stamped a piece of our Kraft cardstock with Early Espresso ink using the Hardwood background stamp and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I stamped the cute little fox heads onto Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink and punched them out.

Their bodies were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White, then die cut using the awesome Layering Circles Framlits. The frames around the circles were also die cut using the same set, out of Early Espresso cardstock.

The Hello sentiment is from the extremely versatile Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Honestly I was looking for a stamp that said Peek-A-Boo or something😉 The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, then punched out using the (retired) Washi Tape punch. I trimmed the sides a bit to make it more narrow, then adhered it to a piece of Early Espresso also punched out with the Washi Tape punch.

Then I just adhered it all together! Everything is adhered down with liquid glue, except for the heads of the Foxes. I put those on dimensionals to help with the illusion that they are popping their heads out.

Fun right? I can’t wait to really play with this bundle, including the coordinating A Little Foxy DSP!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Moving Notebooks in Evernote


Good morning!

This is just a quickie regarding Evernote. I had someone mention that they weren’t sure how to move notes between Notebooks in Evernote. You will need to do this if you placed your new Note into the wrong Notebook, if you created new Notebooks and need to rearrange your notes, etc.

It is easy to place a Note into the wrong Notebook, but thankfully it is SO easy to correct that!

Open Evernote

  • Open the item that you want to move to a different notebook.
  • You will see this:


Click on the icon that is circled above.


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You will see that it says “Move Note” when you hover over it.


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This will show you all of your notebooks, plus allow you to create new ones. Whichever notebook your note is currently in will show up in green with the green check next to it.

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Click on whichever notebook you want your note moved to.


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That is it! You will know you are successful when you see the green bar pop up at the top of the screen saying that your note was moved. You will also see that the Notebook it is in has changed (circled).

When entering new Notes, just keep an eye on that spot above that is circled. You can switch Notebooks around just by clicking there.

If you have any other questions, let me know!

I will be back tomorrow with two cards from a recent Christmas Card class I hosted.

Have a great day!

Ever feel like this? And my story…

Good morning! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!

So, I was unpacking an order over the weekend that I had placed recently. Nothing too special, but it does include a fun stamp set that I have been eyeing from the Annual Catalog🙂

I saw this recently though and it fits… perfectly!



Then I started thinking about when I started stamping. It was years ago. 15+ years at least. Maybe 18 years?

I started as a scrapbooker. I loved paper, any kind of paper. My son was around 2 and I decided it would be fun. And it was!! I loved it!

Stamping wasn’t too big at that point. Some of the big box stores carried wood mount stamps and inks, but not a huge selection that I recall.

I was on a scrapbook group, think it was through Yahoo Groups (is that still around?). They did a wish list kinda thing. One person would add their name to the Wish List, with something they wanted. Someone who had that item (no purchasing anything allowed) would fulfill their wish. Then they got to add their name to the list.

Anyway, I fulfilled someones wish, and added my wish… I wanted a heat gun. I had a few stamps, one or two inks, and one clear embossing powder. I was using my toaster to melt the ep. Seriously. I heard it could be done. And it worked! I don’t suggest you try that if you can avoid it though😉

The box I got was amazing. A heat gun, a bunch of stamps, and so many different embossing powders. I was hooked.

The next weekend was a Scrapbook Expo. I spent my entire budget just on blocks and unmounted rubber. I was in heaven! Soon after my scrapbook items grew dusty since I was doing more stamping than anything.

After a while I got good enough to share online. Then I started working for design teams. I loved that so much!!!! Mixed media was my favorite.

I kept going for about 8 years, then my muse took off on me. I tried playing for a while, but it just wasn’t happening. I took a very long break, then started playing again a few years ago. I was completely amazed at how far the industry had come in the 5 or so years I wasn’t crafting! My style has completely changed, the brands that I once loved I don’t look at twice anymore.

I found my home with Stampin’ Up and I am so happy! I get to stamp and play to my hearts content, and share that with others. It makes my heart happy when I can teach someone something new or share tips or tricks with those new to stamping. Even better when I can help someone who has never put rubber to ink catch the same bug I have!!

So that is my story! What is yours? What got you into stamping?