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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here – for August 25th through 31st…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals – they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday August 31st OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST…

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Included is the wonderful Sweetheart Punch that I used just yesterday and it’s on sale for JUST $12 along with the Pansy Punch and some beautiful sparkly products!

And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

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CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Happy Happenings with the Bow Builder Punch…

My absolute favorite new punch has got to be the Bow Builder because it is super versatile and so much fun to use – you punch out the shapes and create with it!

I used it to create some focal points in today’s card which I created for a team Facebook Hop for this evening where the theme is celebrations – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays – basically, anything that you can celebrate goes!

If you would like to go on the Facebook Hop and see the other fab creations, you can find the link to do so further down in this post

Here is my card…I choose to make a classic black & white wedding themed card with a bit of a contemporary twist…

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PS – apologies for my absence last week – my quest to get up and posting daily was stopped in it’s tracks by a nasty viral throat infection which knocked me for six for an entire week…but I am now much better (finally I can eat again!) and am back up and running – I have so many ideas to get out of my head and share with you!

I love working with black & white – you can create some really simple cards that look very striking!

The card base…is Basic Black onto which I layered a piece of Whisper White to provide a simple but eye catching frame…

The patterned paper…both of those patterns are from Everyday Chic DSP – it took me a while to find a background for those hearts & bows because I wanted to make sure that they both stood out but as soon as I saw that crisscross pattern I knew it was the one!

The twine…between the patterned papers I popped a small strip of white cardstock and tied around a piece of fabulous new trim – it is called Silver Cording Trim and you can find it on pg 24 of the upcoming Holiday Catalog which goes live for order on September 1st – I love how you can use this cording year round for all different occasions such as this…

The hearts & bows…I made the heart shapes using the Sweetheart Punch (which is ON SALE THIS WEEK for JUST $12!) and the bows using the Bow Builder Punch – I think these together give a bit of a contemporary twist to my wedding card…

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The sentiment…is from the set Happy Happenings and also in that set is another stamp that is in the same font & perfect for inside of this card.  I punched the sentiment out using my Label Bracket Punch and added it to the card with Dimensionals so that it is on a different level from the hearts.

The finishing touch…I added a little Rhinestone Jewel to the top of each heart because…well…it is a wedding card and needed to have a little bling!

WANT TO SEE THE FACEBOOK HOP AND THE OTHER FABULOUS CARDS ON IT?  Click HERE to begin on my SarahsInkSpot’s Facebook page – and while you are there, I would love it if you would ‘like’ me!

Here is that Bow Builder Punch – click on the blue words below to view it in the online store…

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamp: Happy Happenings (CM 139381/WM 138734)
Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
DSP: Everyday Chic (138445)
Punches: Bow Builder (137414), Sweetheart (133786), Label Bracket (132153)
Twine: Silver Cording Trim (139620) – COMING SEPT 1st!
Misc: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

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Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Bohemian Rhapsody with Perfect Pennants…

So today’s card takes me WAY outside of my comfort zone…why?  Because it’s bold and pretty bright…and I don’t usually do bold & bright…I’m more of a regals/neutrals kind of gal!

But I dug out my pack of Bohemian DSP which has some fab designs and I thought why not challenge myself to use them on a card…and so I did…

And the whole time I was making it, I had that amazing song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen going in my head…lol…talk about a flash back to the 1970s!

So here is my bold & bright card…

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There is a lot going on here – colors, patterns, texture – but I have to say, I like how it turned out including those white flowers that break up the patterns well…

The card base…is Blackberry Bliss onto which I layered a piece of Delightful Dijon that I textured using the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.

The banner pieces…I picked out what designs of papers I wanted to use from Bohemian Designer Series Papers and used dies from Banners Framelits to cut those banner shapes – it was like a fun jigsaw puzzle working out which to put where!

I put the bottom ones directly onto the yellow layer and then used Dimensionals to put the next layer over the top…

The stamped one…that stamp is from the set Perfect Pennants (which is a set FULL of fun bold stamps!) – and I stamped it using Blackberry Bliss ink onto white cardstock and cut it out using one of the Banners Framelits dies…

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I think it fits in perfectly with the theme of the card – bright, fun and happy!

The finishing touches…I have TONS of those beautiful Tea Lace Doilies and decided to make some paper flowers using one of them – so I dug out my Petite Petals Punch and made two flower shapes…

Then made the flower centers by punching out 1/4″ Circles and adding a Rhinestone Jewel to the centers of each…

And I LOVE how those flowers just break up the patterns & textures to dilute the busy bold look just a touch!

Here are the other fantastic stamps you get in the set Perfect Pennants – click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamp: Perfect Pennants (CM 133230/WM 133227)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss (133642)
Cardstocks: Blackberry Bliss (133675), Delightful Dijon (138338), Whisper White (100730)
DSP: Bohemian (138446)
Embossing Folder: Boho Chic (138286)
Dies: Banners Framelits (132173)
Punches: Petite Petals (133322), 1/4″ Circle (134364)
Misc: Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

August Paper Pumpkin Thank You’s…

Today I got out a perfectly themed brand new stamp set to make some Thank You cards & stamped envies for my customers who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin…

If you haven’t already tried it, right now is a FABULOUS time to give Paper Pumpkin a whirl – because NEW SUBSCRIBERS get TWO MONTHS AT HALF PRICE – meaning that you will pay just $9.98 + tax for two months (AND YES – shipping IS included in the $9.98!)

AND it’s not too late – subscribe with me now and YOU will get one of my next Thank You packs and pen in the mail too – read on to find out how to get your half price subscription and Thank You package!

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This is the card that my August subscribers have on the way to them…

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In a co-ordinating envelope…

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I cannot tell you how much I LOVE these pumpkin stamps – so stinkin’ cute & fun to work with!  And as an extra thank you this month, my subscribers also get a Paper Pumpkin Pen in their Thank You package too…

But it’s not too late – subscribe with me during August and you will receive my next Paper Pumpkin Thank You Package including a Pen!

So a quick re-cap – what is Paper Pumpkin?

  • It is a subscription whereby every month you get a kit delivered right to your door containing EVERYTHING you need to complete paper crafting projects!
  • Your Paper Pumpkin Kit comes packaged in a sweet box, and inside are all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories you need to create projects like cards, journals, décor, and more…
  • And even better, everything is pre-cut, color co-ordinated and measured – all you have to do is the FUN bit of putting it all together! These kits are also fab to take on road/plane trips too!

How do you try Paper Pumpkin for 2 months at HALF PRICE?

  • Click HERE
  • And input Promo code HALFOFF
  • It should automatically show me as your demonstrator but if you have to choose a demonstrator be sure to pick me – Sarah Wills from Volente Texas
  • This offer is available for new subscribers only now through September 10th
  • If you decide that you don’t want to continue receiving it after your 2 months are up, no problem – you simply cancel using the website – easy!

When will you receive your first Kit?

  • Subscribe by the 10th of the month, and you will receive that month’s kit
  • August’s kits have already gone out and so when you subscribe now, you will receive September’s Kit
  • AND you will receive my September Thank You package along with your pen

And just a last photo to make you chuckle…I was looking for something to prop my envelope up so that I could photograph it…I happened to be in the kids play room and came across the perfect thing…and here he is…my ‘man’ behind the scenes who helped me out today…

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Thank you Mr Dancing Zombie from Plants vs Zombies world – you were superbly helpful although you look a little shy LOL!

CLICK HERE TO TRY PAPER PUMPKIN FOR 50% OFF!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Ice Cream with Sprinkles of Life…

So yesterday I mentioned that the colors on my card made me want a big bowl of ice cream…mmm…one of the perks of the summer heat along with frozen yogurt…

And so I decided to make a card with an ice cream theme…but my creative mojo is taking a while to come back and so I did some searching and I came across a really neat card made by Carrie Rhoades which gave me inspiration – a big thank you Carrie!

The ice cream is made using stamps from the set Sprinkles of Life which is this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set – you can find it on pg 189 and I have to say I think that it is just the best RMHC set that has ever been produced AND it has the co-ordinating Tree Builder Punch making using it a piece of cake – excuse the pun!

Here is my card…isn’t that ice cream just delicious to look at?!

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Oh I love those colors…soft…pastel…ice cream flavors…lol!

The card base…is simply Whisper White onto which I layered a piece of white textured with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder – what a great subtle but bold backdrop…

The banners…I then stamped the sentiments using Early Espresso ink onto strips of Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride cardstock and shaped the ends using the fab new Banner Triple Punch – LOVE how easy it is to make banner ends using it!

I attached them to the card base and slightly curled up the ‘happy birthday’ tag for a bit of dimension…

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The ice cream…I stamped the ice cream stamp onto piece of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Tip Top Taupe cardstocks and punched them out using the Tree Builder Punch which co-ordinates perfectly with this stamp set…

I stamped the cone onto So Saffron and cut it out using paper snips – and then assembled my ice cream on the card front using Dimensionals.  To top it off, I added a little heart that I punched out of Watermelon Wonder using the cute heart punch that you can find in Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and added a little Candy Dot to the side of it…

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The finishing touch…I popped a little silver staple using my Handheld Stapler at the top of the banner – that little accent just finishes it off nicely!

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Again, a big thank you Carrie for helping to get my crafting mojo back in action…it’s working…I am already working on tomorrow’s card which is part of a thank you packet for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers so be sure to pop back and see it!

Here are the images you get in the set Sprinkles of Life – click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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And the fabulous co-ordinating Tree Builder punch…

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life (Photopolymer 139971)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
Punches: Tree Builder (138295), Banner Triple (138292) Itty Bitty Accents (133787)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Tip Top Taupe (138336), Blushing Bride (131198), Watermelon Wonder (138334), So Saffron (105118)
Embossing Folder: Polka Dot (133739)
Misc: Handheld Stapler (139083), Neutrals Candy Dots (130934), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for August 11th through 17th…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals – they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday August 17th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST…

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Included are some fab embellishments, dies PERFECT for back to school teacher gifts & one of my favorite punches!

And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You’ve Got This with Happy Happenings…

I LOVE the names of those two stamp sets – just as much as I LOVE the stamps in them too – in fact they are amongst my very fav sets in the Annual Catalog…why?

Because You’ve Got This features that gorgeous flower stamp along with the versatile crosshatch background…and Happy Happenings simply has lovely sentiment stamps that can be used year round…I love versatile and stamp sets that I can use for more than one occasion and both fall into that category!

Here is the card that I made featuring stamps from both sets…it also uses two of my current favorite colors…which makes me hungry…

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Hungry?  Yep – that brown & mint color combo reminds me of my favorite ice cream flavor, Mint Choc Chip…shortly after making this card I had a big craving for a bowlful!

The card base…is Mint Macaron onto which I layered a piece of Tip Top Taupe…

The flower layer…I inked up the big background crosshatch stamp from You’ve Got This with Mint Macaron ink and stamped it onto a scrap of paper – then immediately I stamped it onto the Very Vanilla layer without re-inking to give a softer background.

I then stamped the flower on top of that background using Early Espresso ink so that it really pops out and added it to the base using Dimensionals…

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The bow…using Linen Thread I tied a bow and added it to the base of the stem – I love the addition of this cute accent!

The tag…I stamped the ‘thank you’ sentiment using a stamp from the Happy Happenings in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and punched it out using my 1 1/2″ Circle Punch which I then added to the stamped layer using Dimensionals…

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The finishing touch…I cut a piece of Sahara Sand Lace Trim, folded it in half and using a Glue Dot, popped it just under the floral layer so it looks like a tab.

Oh I just love how this card turned out…simple…elegant…kind of classic looking…not at all like me LOL!

And speaking of ice cream…I already have tomorrow’s card made and ready to show you…my crafting mojo is finally back and on fire so hold on!

Here are the images you get in the set You’ve Got This – click on the blue words below to view in the online store…

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Here are the images in the set Happy Happenings:

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: You’ve Got This (CM 139575/WM 139572), Happy Happenings (CM 139381/WM 138734)
Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Mint Macaron (138326)
Cardstocks: Mint Macaron (138337), Tip Top Taupe (138336), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ribbon & Twine: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim (137866)Linen Thread (104199)
Misc: 1 1/2″ Circle Punch (138299), Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for July 28th through August 3rd…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals – they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday August 3rd OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST…

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Included are some fab ribbon deals and the cute Hearts Border Punch…

And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers GET 50% OFF for TWO MONTHS!

That’s right – if you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is your chance to do so at a great price – try it now and get 2 MONTHS FOR HALF PRICE – you will pay just $9.98 + tax for two months (shipping is included in the $9.98!)

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What is Paper Pumpkin?

It is a subscription whereby every month you get a kit delivered right to your door containing EVERYTHING you need to complete paper crafting projects!

Your Paper Pumpkin Kit comes packaged in a sweet box, and inside are all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories you need to create projects like cards, journals, décor, and more…

And even better, everything is pre-cut, color co-ordinated and measured – all you have to do is the FUN bit of putting it all together!  These kits are also fab to take on road/plane trips too…

How do you try Paper Pumpkin for 2 months at HALF PRICE?

  • Click HERE
  • And input Promo code HALFOFF
  • It should automatically show me as your demonstrator but if you have to choose a demonstrator be sure to pick me – Sarah Wills from Volente Texas

The fine print:

  • This offer for for new subscribers only
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price of $19.95 plus tax

And if you don’t want to continue receiving it after your 2 months are up, no problem – you simply cancel using the website…

Want to see the July Kit that was mailed out to subscribers earlier in July?  

The supplies in it created the most fabulously cute cards and here they are…don’t forget that you do get the stamps in your kits to use on later projects…I just love that darling tea cup stamp…

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And here is a video from Stampin Up showing you what was in that kit and how to put it together…they make one of these for every kit every month…

CLICK HERE TO TRY PAPER PUMPKIN FOR 50% OFF!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

This week’s Weekly Deals are here…for July 21st through 27th…

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals – they will be offered for ONE WEEK ONLY through Monday July 27th OR WHILST SUPPLIES LAST…

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Included are some fab ribbon deals and those Stars Framelits are here again – grab them at this great price to get a head start on your Holiday projects!

And with the prices discounted by up to 50%, if you want anything at these great prices, hurry & get your order in before they’re out of stock!

CLICK HERE TO FIND THESE DEALS IN THE ONLINE STORE!

Click on the picture below for a larger view…

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CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR WEEKLY DEALS!