Thursday, January 24, 2013

NEW TECHNIQUE-Crushed Soda Pop Tops

NEW TECHNIQUE! Check it out! 
In the NEW Spring Catalog 
 Soda Pop Tops on page 24 which coordinate with the adorable Collage Curio set 
are too fun to decorate and then run thru your BIG SHOT and flatten!
TIP: When running the soda pop tops thru the BS make sure to flip all the tabs forward 
and just use the base of the platform put the top between your acrylic pads 
and roll it thru and viola!

I had fun creating this card inspired by the sample in the Spring Catalog on page 24.
If you like learning new tips and tricks to use with your Big Shot join our monthly Big Shot class.
Last weekend of each month! Still couple seats available for this Sunday the 27th.

CS: Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Limeade, Tea for Two DSP
Stamps: Collage Curio, Papillion Potpourri,
Big Shot: Chevron EF,
Punches: Butterfly, 3/4 inch circle, 1 1/4 scallop circle, 1"square, 1 inch circle
Accessories: Doilies, Silver Button, Soda Pop Tops, Limeade Twine

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shabby Chic & Embellished

Don't you love it when you create a card from 
the vortex of your own creative mind?
I rarely have the time to spend several (won't tell you how many I spent on this one) hours
to make something truly original. Thank God for my friends in the SU blog world who share their ideas each day to inspire and allow me to CASE such beautiful creations!
 I am a casing, tweaking , color combo switching queen.
But today I took the time and made something from the heart that really makes me smile.
I always make all my samples and put them on the shelf and whatever cards make me smile the most when I look at them are the cards I usually end up teaching at class! Not always the most profitable approach but my stamping friends seem to like it!
So here it is- I really hope you like it!

I love the eclectic vintage shabby chic feel of this card! It is a frilly fru fru!
If someone sent me this I would be over the moon! Just saying>>
CS: Vanilla base with Natural Composition DSP( the sheet with the lines), 
Tea for Two DSP, First Edition DSP, Amore Amore DSP
Stamps: Hey There Friend & the splashy dots (love em')
(From the NEW Paper Pumpkin kit coming out in March)
 I am addicted to these 2 stamps. I would by the whole kit just for the 2 stamps but thank goodness I happen to love the whole kit!
Punches: 3/4 in circle,butterfly,itty bitty punch trio,1 1/4 circle scallop, 1 inch square
Big Shot Heat Framelits, 
Accessories:Vanilla Seam Binding, Tea Time Trinkets, Vintage brad, trinkets clip & pin and since I can't sew a lick I used my gel pen around the edges to give it the illusion of stitching.
The placement of the bow and hearts was actually the most time consuming part. I had to get the right flow going? Do you do that? Now is the perfect time to stock up on your wish list.
It is Sale-a-bration time! For every $50.00 you spend you can choose a FREE gift from here
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It is Time To Sale-a-Brate!

Do you love to receive FREE Stampin' Up! Products?
Then you are going to love Sale-a-bration!
Starting today Jan 22 - March 22 for every $50.00
( not including shipping and taxes)
you will receive one FREE item from this sale-a-bration flyer.
Click here to check out all the fun products you can receive

Here are a few samples from leadership display boards with samples of projects using some of
the Sale-a-bration and the Spring Catalog products. Don't you want to come to convention so you can check out these awesome display boards! I am just saying another demo perk!


Stop back by tomorrow and see something NEW and exciting! Leave a comment telling me what the very first Sale-a-bration item you want is! See you tomorrow!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Eve! New Card for You!

Don't you just love when that UPS box or bag with the SU logo comes thru the door?
Aren't we so lucky???It feels like Christmas in my house each week!
I love my job as a SU demonstrator especially this time of year. 
New products to play with and it is "Sale-a-bration Eve" .
 My customers love coming to class fellow shipping & learning new techniques 
using the NEW products ---test driving them before they choose their favorites.....Does your local craft store allow you to do that and offer creative coaching with purchase??
Join us on Sunday Jan 27th for Big shot class 
What is Sale-a-bration eve? 
That's easy Sale-a-bration is Stampin' Up'!s  biggest annual event
 to show our customer how much we appreciate them. 
For every $50.00 you spend in any current SU catalog we have designed a special brochure with 19 YES 19 FREE products for you to choose from. 
I can post it at midnight! So check back tomorrow to see what is new and exciting waiting for you and it will be FREE with any $50.00 order
I have an original creation to share with you today! I really went all out and really had a blast doing it BTW  using tons of new embellishments and products from the Spring and Annual catalog!
Check back later this week for a detailed tutorial ! Please leave a comment and tell me what you think and what is your favorite product used here.

Stamps: Tea Party
NEW Ovals Framelits for the BIG SHOT
Punches: Scallop oval, small heart, modern label, 1 1/14 scallop circle, NEW 7/8 scallop circle, 
medium oval, itty bitty punch pack trio,
Accessories: Paper clip, Artisan embellishment kit, Crochet ribbon, Tea trinkets,Pearls, Twine,Lace doily
Here is the inside!

I love this unique pull down fold. Kinda of different aay? One of the cool techniques we learned at Leadership Convention from the main stage presentations.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s New Promotions!

 In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Stampin’ Up! has introduced a few [of many, to be sure!] great new promotions! Along with the Paper Pumpkin kits that I mentioned in my last post, I have included all the details of 3 other promotions below. If you have any questions, be sure to contact me!
Dude, You're Welcome!

There is now a stamping kit, called “Dude, You’re Welcome” that contains everything a man might need to create simple, yet thoughtful sentiments for everyone in their life. No need for last-minute trips to the store because you forgot to buy a card for someone! Plus it makes a super kit for us girls to use for masculine cards.
The kit includes:

  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for those who have NEVER stamped before!)

This kit is priced at $24.95 and can be purchased from my my online store

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

In honor of their 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin’ Up! is  bringing back some of the all-time favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will be released one month at a time in 2013.

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a NEVER-BEFORE seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • A new “Best of…” stamp set will be released each month, each with a different theme. 
  • All of the "Best of..." sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • And as a special incentive to collect these special stamps, you will receive a proof-of-purchase sticker with every “Best of…” set purchase. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
NEW Single Stamps
After the great response to the Single-Stamp pilot program, Stampin’ Up! has released TEN more never-before-seen images available as single stamps available through March 31, 2013.

  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store, as well as on a workshop or customer order.
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags.
  • The stamps do not come with a Clear-Mount Block, so you will need to buy a block separately, if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

It's called Paper Pumpkin!! and you can have it delivered directly to your door EVERY month just like Southern Living! with one major exception, you can turn it on and off as often as you like and you can leave anytime you'd like!  so are all the scarey things taken away now… Read on…

Sweep away the mundane…………..your creativity carriage awaits – come and join MY "Pumpkin Patch"! see below for details on the Pumpkin Patch
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
1.  I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage meaning the box is adorable you just can't wait until it comes each month and yes LET YOUR MAILCARRIER know that they too can get this because when she or he sees it, they ARE going to want it, especially if it comes every month). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
2.  I come in a sweet box and you'll really love what you find on the inside as well:
3.  All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
4.  Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it.  IMPORTANT – make sure you designate ME as your demonstrator when you are registering because if you don't, you won't be part of MY "PUMPKIN PATCH" – see below for details!!!!  So if you have trouble designating ME, call Stampin' Up at 1-800-stampup and tell them it didn't let you pick me!  :0)  Then you need to email me at to tell me to add you to the Pumpkin Patch.  See below for details.
1.  Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
2.  Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month Stampin' UP! sends you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (They have even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • Your Paper Pumpkin kit will ship on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
1.  Sign up TODAY for your monthly Paper Pumpkin now by visiting and click Get it.  DON'T FORGET TO DESIGNATE ME as your demonstrator!
2.  Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
1.  The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Questions? All the answers are on the website

MY PUMPKIN BONUS!!!  Now if you purchase the subscription from me by designating me as your demonstrator, I will add you to my "Pumpkin Patch" special group and each month that you purchase the set,
1. I will add you to our "Pumpkin Patch" special group
2.  I will send you a card made with that set!  How fun is that and you'll get another idea on what to use with that set.   
3.  and if you come up with other ideas with that stamp,  I will post YOUR samples to my Business Facebook page "Whitney's Stamping Studio"  if you send me a picture!!  FUN FUN FUN!!!!
So hurry and become one of my PUMPKIN PATCH GROUPIES!

Thank you for stopping my blog today.  I'll see you soon.  Have a great day!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Occasions Kick Off Party

 These are the 3 cards we made at our Kick Off party yesterday!
Everyone was so excited with all the NEW products in the NEW Spring Catalog.
We could barely get started on our make and takes for the oohing and awing! Love those days!
I have such an amazing fun group of friends to stamp with and I love it when they say each time"these were my favorite cards so far!" That means I am truly sharing what I love and they are loving it. 
As a creative coach that is the greatest feeling in the world.It also tells me I work for a great company that keeps giving us amazing products and tools to keep creating and inspiring! Thanks Stampin' Up!
I also love it when they bring their creations in to share with the group!
Inspired by Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
 CS: Basic Gray, Real Red, Amore DSP (SC), Pool Party Core d' nations CS, Primrose Petals 
Ink: Versamark and Pool Party embossing Powder
BS: Heat Framelits, Heart A Flutter Framelits,( not just for VDAY- banners are all the rage now)
BUY the bundle with the stamp set and the framelits and save 15% on page 11
 Cloud Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Pool Party Sycamore Street Ribbon(SAB gift)
Stamps: Ciao , Baby with Petite Curly Label punch ( coming in the Sale-a-bration catty Jan22)
 Inside stamped with the  NEW stamp set Feeling Good (SC) and the NEW Hearts A Flutter
 Love this single Thinking of You stamp on page 21 of the SC. It is very versatile you can pop out the middle sentiment with the 2 1/2 circle punch and make it a different color or a different stamped sentiment all together. I have some rogue stampers that have to have options!! LOL
CS: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit ,Marina Mist, Poetry DSP pack,Gumball, Vanilla
BS: Window Framelits embossed with the Argyle emboss folder, Needlepoint emboss folders
Accessories: NEW 7/8 inch scallop punch( don't miss this new punch it goes with alot of new stamp sets and embellishment in the Spring Catty it is on page 16 only $12.95. Love these Silver buttons with a little twine from page 20, they are very sturdy feels like a quarter.
 Again the sentiment is from the MUST HAVE IN YOUR STASH stamp set Feeling Good. I love this set because it works as a focal point on the front of a project as well as great sentiments for the inside.
 Stamp: OH Hello (SC)
CS: NEW Tea Party Designer Paper, Whisper White
INK: Espresso, Coral, So Saffron, used the spritzer in Cameo Coral
BS: Oval Framelits are included in the Oh Hello Bundle on page 4. If you purchase the stamp set and the oval framelits in the bundle you SAVE 15%!! Wood is $44.95 and Clear is $38.95
I also used the NEW Honeycomb emboss folder from page 6. ANOTHER MUST HAVE!!
Accessories: NEW Doilies one cut in half, NEW Natural 7/16" ribbon on pg. 20,
New Designer Builder brads use the 1/2 circle punch to pop out a piece of DSP adhere to the top and place the epoxy on top. Check these out on page 12. Great value!
Here is a quick shot of my stamping friends in my NEW garage studio which is now attached to our house.
It is so much more convenient and homey. My dog Bella even joined us for class! I will post more studio pictures for all my friends far away to see soon. Now I am off to get my 6th grader back in the mood the return to school from a 3 week break!! She had the flu during winter break and missed 6 days of school right before the break. God bless her she had so much make up work to do over the break since it was the end of the 9 weeks we had to get it all done. Not easy when you do not feel good. This was the worst FLU ever! We all got it. So glad things are back to normal. I am off in 4 days to Stampin' Up!'s Leadership convention here in Orlando so I will be making swaps today! Can't wait to see all my friends from all over the country and my roomies Linda and Patty! We are going to have a blast.
Have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Putting Your Heart on the Line

Welcome to the first Hawaii Ink Blog Hop! You have probably hopped over from Brooke's blog and checked out her amazing creations.
We are so excited that you are joining us on our first of many Hops to come.
I think we all have had a blast putting this together and playing with all the new products from the 
Spring Catalog which just launched. So grateful to be a part of such a talented group of woman.

This card is called "Puttin' Your Heart On the Line"
I showed it to my husband who is very crafty and my biggest supporter. I always bounce samples off him for feedback. His comment was it looks like a person hanging from a clothes line -then he said hey it is a good Heart on the Line card. Then I saw the card in a whole new light. Isn't it funny how we all see different things when we look at certain cards? LOL  I thought it was a great VDay message card.

I tried my hand at the technique that is all the rave now called the chalkboard technique.
Check back  for more details on this technique which we will be doing at our upcoming
Technique Class Jan 18th Friday
CS: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Pool Party   Ink: White Craft Ink , Versamark 
Stamps: NEW from Spring Catty-Oh Hello, All a Flutter, Ciao, Baby
Big Shot: Heart Embosslit  
Accessories:White & Pool Party Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen
NEW Petite Curly Label Punch (FREE) during Sale-a-bration,Full Heart Punch, 
Pool Party (FREE) Sale-a-bration ribbon

I have one more card for you.
My kids love this card! They saw it on my table as I was getting my cards ready for class tomorrow and they
went gaga over this one. So I had to share this one for the hop today. 
It was inspired by a card I saw on Stampin' Connection by Liz Vickerman.
 I could not resist it was so stinkin cute!

CS: Real Red ,Whisper White 
 Ink: Pool Party (sponged the raised image on the Honeycomb for depth) & Real Red, Stazon
Big Shot Framelits: Cannery for the jar, Heart Framelits, Heart Embosslit, Adorning Accents HeartsFolder
NEW Honeycomb Emboss Folder( By far my favorite embossing folder now)
 it is a must have in your stash item!
Accessories: NEW Soda Pop Tops-pg 24 with the stamped image "OH Baby" from the  NEW set Ciao, Baby! on page 16. NEW Large Rhinestones -pg.8- so glad we now have even  bigger bling!
Punches: 1 inch circle, Full Heart
Next visit is Jen Timko who has been the bomb and instrumental in helping us to organize our first hop as a team. 
So  hop over to Jen's blog here  she has a beautiful wedding card for you!
Have fun "Hopping" and enjoy yourself Hawaii Ink style.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spring Catalog Goes Live Today!

I love this time of year! A New Year filled with possibilities and  a new catalog full of ideas and products
to explore our creativity! I feel so blessed to have a new studio in our new house
so that everyone can come and visit and have fun stamping together.
This has been a long time dream.....
 at the end of last year it came true. We built a new home and I got to design my own stamp studio inside and we converted the garage to 
a beautiful classroom where I can teach classes and have parties with friends.
I will get some pictures up of that soon but for now check out the NEW catty!
If you are one of my customers you should have received your copy in the mail if you did not please contact me. I hope you will join us on Jan 6th for our Occasions Kick Off Party!
Contact me if you would like to reserve a seat!