Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More CAS

Ok, more CAS (clean and simple) cards using SAB products coming your way today thanks to a fellow demo from stampin' connection.

Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage (SAB), Elementary Elegance (SAB)
Paper: White, Everyday Elegance DSP (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso (should have used suede)
Accessories: everyday elegance brad bundle (SAB), pool party ruffled ribbon

Monday, January 30, 2012

Getting a little harder

Ok here is the next card I demo'd at stamp club.

Have you seen these little gems?  They are hidden, but deadly.  They are gorgeous and FULL of potential.  I found this one on SC.

Paper: Blushing Bride, Designer cuts cards
Blushing bride ribbon
basic pearls

You get 2 kinds plus beautiful blushing bride envelopes.
Designer Cuts Cards & Envelopes Set

Friday, January 27, 2012

Welcome to SAB!

Sorry for being a slacker lately!  But, I'm back and have several new things to show you!  First off, I had my first stamp club meeting tonight!  It was soooooo fun!  Everyone was pumped about Sale-A-Bration.  Are you?

I knew I had a few beginner stampers in club this year so I made sure to have some doable cards for those who didn't have too much stuff yet.  Even for us seasoned stampers, a nice, easy (CAS-clean and simple) card is necessary!  If you are a demo, when you are in Stampin' Connection, when you are doing a search, add CAS to your search and some simple cards will come up.

I was trying to pick cards that didn't involve the big shot.  It ended up that everyone who came had a big shot or another machine that was compatible with the BS.  Man...if you don't have one...

Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage (SAB), fabulous phrases
Paper: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, White
Ink: Calypso coral
Tools, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, hole punch, paper snips
Accessories: dimensionals, everyday enchantment brad bundle (SAB)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Ok, in my opinion, this is the best SAB set up ever!  SU! has tried so many things over the years, but I like this best!  If you are just getting into SU!, this is our biggest promotion of the year!  For every $50 you spend on anything from our catalogs, you will get to choose 1 item from our SAB catalog.  Click on it to see all we have to offer this year.
In addition to the products for regular customers, this is the best time to be a hostess!  So, those of you in stamp club, Feb and March would be perfect for hosting.  This is what you get!
Just for reaching $150 you will get this cute tote for free!  If you get up to $400, you will get the tote AND the bundle.  The bundle is made up of the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, the Everyday Enchantment DSP and the ribbon/brad bundle!  That's getting 3 SAB products for Free in addition to everything else!

In addition to all this awesome stuff, if you'd like to join the SU! family during SAB it's easier than ever!

I hope you will take advantage something during this SAB season.  It's good today through March 31st!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My first guest blog!

Well, this is very exciting for me!  My dear old KD sorority sister invited me to do a guest blog on her blog called Life For Dessert.  Logan is a hilarious writer of all kinds of things.  I'm so focused in my little crafting world, that I forget all the other great fun things about life out there!

Click here to see my guest post and enter to win a free stamp set and coordinating heart sweet treat cups.  Here are the projects I shared with her audience.  I will have tutorials for a few of these things hopefully by Friday :)  We have the stomach bug around here :(

Please check out Logan's site!  I appreciate her so much!
Inky Hugs.
PS...Less than 1 week until Sale-A-Bration starts!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

February Stamp-A-Stack

You asked for it so here it is!  You decide how much you want to spend.  I don't want to keep stampers away due to high cost of classes.  This was made just for you!

It's a Stampin' Up! all you can eat buffet (I mean all you can stamp :)

I have created 5 simple cards for you to choose from.  For $2 each, you get to choose any combination of cards to make.  Please just note your decision in your rsvp.


This class will be during our Sale-A-Bration period!  For every $50 you spend you get to choose a free product from the SAB mini catty.  Check my blog starting Jan 24th to see the products you can choose from.  If you choose to do that, you get the free product and you get to make 5 cards for free.

To see each card up close, "like" southern inkerbelles on Facebook.


Please invite any friends you'd like to bring!  These are easy cards for beginners :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Checkbook Cover

So, this is an oldie but a goodie.  I'm always looking for things to stamp on.  I feel I can share this with you b/c they don't sell the same things we do.  They have a great selection of neat things for us to stamp on.  Stamponthis.com.  I used to buy all my memo cubes from them.  I just found out they aren't selling them anymore and neither is Oriental Trading.  If you know where I can find some, please let me know asap :)

I got this checkbook cover from them several years ago and just used it as a door prize at my last workshop.
Supplies: (mostly all retired)
Stamp Set: Things I love
Ink: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Taken with Teal
Paper: Taken with Teal, Melon Mambo, White
Tools: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches (did you get yours from the clearance blitz?)
Accessories: checkbook cover, Melon mambo polka dot ribbon

Monday, January 16, 2012

I miss Spice Cake already

So, I had a workshop on December 29th.  This was my last push for Holiday mini products.  The Spice Cake Suite will always be near and dear to my heart.  Isn't that ridiculous? :)  Here is my spice cake take on one of my Christmas Lodge cards from October seen here.  I didn't take a picture of it, but the spice cake card was put on one of our recordable cards.  I recorded myself singing HB to my sister.  It's a really neat idea.  Send it using one of our padded envelopes.

Stamp Set: Curly Cute, Triple Treat flower (retired 2011 holiday mini)
Paper: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, white
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, fancy flower punch, 5-petal punch, 1/2" circle punch, simply scored, paper snips
Accessories: dimensionals, pool party ruffled ribbon

Recordable Stampin' Sound Card - by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes - by Stampin' Up!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

More Candle Stamping

I like making cute projects to give away at my workshops.  This is another example of stamping on candles.  You can see my previous post with directions here.

Stamp Set: Nature Walk

Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White (the birdcage is hanging from the bow)
Accessories: 1-1/4" espresso striped ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Baby Prints

There are some sets that you just need to have for emergencies.  That is how I feel about this new stamp set.  We used to sell a stamp set with baby prints, but they retired it.  I guess they figured out I needed it back.  Here is the set from the current Occasions Mini.
Baby Prints - Clear-Mount Stamp
There is just something sweet about the little prints.  I've had several babies born in my life in the last 2 months so I had to get on the ball.  Here's what I came up with.  One for a boy and one for a girl.

Stamp Set: Baby Prints (Occassions mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party or Calypso Coral
Tools: Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, scallop border punch, corner rounder, 1/6" hole punch, word window, modern label punch
Accessories: Designer In color brads, lucky limeade or pool party ruffled ribbon, dimensionals
One other thing I wanted to share with you about this card.  There are some of you out there asking how people come up with these ideas.  I knew I needed to make a baby card, but I didn't know where to start.  Here's how I did it.  Have you ever used a template.  If you've looked at my blog, I have a button at the bottom for Mojo Monday.  When I had more time, I used to play along.  You should try if you have the time.  I went to their site, and clicked on 2011 Sketches.  There is a 2010 section too.  Lots to choose from.  I knew which stamp set I wanted to use and what colors I wanted to use.  I chose this layout to work from.

It's just meant to get your creative juices flowing.  I saw this and did what I could.  It's not the best card I've produced, but I save a lot of fingernails by using suggested templates already out there.  Don't reinvent the wheel if you don't have to :)

That is my lesson for the day.  Maybe you could play along next monday.  Good Luck!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Telescoping Snowman

I posted a telescoping snowman last month, but I just saw the Cadillac version of the very same card and HAD to do it.  A new hostess of mine loves snowmen so I did this for her.  I got this from Inking Idaho.  Click here for all the directions.

Supplies that are different from the Christmas version: Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride, new pleated blushing bride ribbon, gold brads and our Delightful Dozen stamp set :)

As you can see, I did mine for Valentine's Day because Christmas was already over.  In the south where I am, snow doesn't usually come til after Christmas so I thought this was fitting.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sometimes the Wrapping is the best part!

Well, not the best bag in the world, but with a pretty light pink piece of tissue paper sticking out the top, I was very proud to pass this on to my son's teacher!  And, the flower on the front is one of my fabric broaches with the pin already on it!  Functional packaging :)  Just used a kraft bag from the craft store :)
Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage (SAB)
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Twitterpated DSP (OM)
Tools: Lace Border Punch, eyelet border punch, fun flowers die, big shot, mat pack, paper piercing tool
Accessories: Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, sticky strip, Twitterpated Designer Series Fabric and antique brads

Click here for more info on how to make the broach.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2nd Part of Teacher's Gift

Here is a fun memo cube I stamped on to match her journal.  You can get these cubes at Oriental Trading or Stamponthis.com.  Correction.  Neither of these places sell them anymore.  I can't find them anywhere now :(

Stamp Set: FreshVintage (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Blushing Bride Ribbon, cellobag

And to complement the cube, I had to make a microbead pen to match.

These are so fun to make and they really do have a WOW factor.  Here is a tutorial from Splitcoast that will show you how to make those.  Have you noticed I haven't done a video in a long time?  No reason to reinvent the wheel.  If it's already out there...I'm gunna find it :)  Time is precious around here :)

Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage (SAB)
Avery Mailing Label (1.25"x 3.25")
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Sticky Strip, microbeads, Powder pal, Blushing Bride ribbon

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Personalized Journal

This gift was a three part gift for my son's Kindergarten teacher.  This was using supplies from the Occasions Mini Catalog that are already available!  It's another personalized journal similar to the one I did several months ago.  Can you spot the new products?
Paper: Twitterpated DSP, White, Riding Hood Red
Tools: Big Shot, lower case letter die, top note die, lace border punch, eyelet border punch, boho blossoms punch, simply scored tool, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch
Accessories: Blushing Bride Pleated Satin ribbon, Twitterpated Designer buttons

Click here to see a tutorial on how to make this lace border punch flower.  I should have made a white flower...the designer paper one just didn't look just like I wanted it to...but glue really sticks!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hurry this up already! Last section!

Ok, last day!  I'll reveal all at once.  No need to drag it out any longer than necessary :) 
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Soft Suede, Calypso Coral
Tools: Big Shot, Naturally Serif letter die, 2-3/8" scallop circle die, Big Shot Die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, mat pack, paper piercing tool
Accessories: dimensionals, Everyday Enchantment Brad(SAB)

I'm guessing you have figured it out by now...but here is the big reveal!  She was so thrilled and it made every minute of work totally worth it.  Actually, it's the first time in several weeks that I got a chance to sit down and use my own creative juices...I mostly case from other artists :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Extra Frame

This is just an extra frame I had to fill.
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB)
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon Bundle (SAB), Basic Pearls, sponget dauber

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Give me another "E"!

Give me another "E"!
Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage Set (SAB)
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot, Capital Letter Die, scissors, dauber
Accessories: basic pearl

Friday, January 6, 2012

Give me a "S"!

Letter of the Day is "S"!  (Can you tell I was running out of ideas :)?
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot, Capital Letter Die, paper piercing tool
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Brads

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Countdown to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Countdown Calendar Class
Friday January 20th 9:30AM!!!

For my morning ladies.

I fell in love with this adorable Valentine Advent Calendar.  Inside each drawer is a Hershey kiss!  Keep it for yourself, your child, your kid's teacher, whomever!

Come learn how to make this calendar before you see it in a local Madison Store :)

Again, this class is free with the purchase of our Simply Scored Tool.

If not, the cost of this camp is $15

Please bring a friend.  If you have a child that can self-entertain or can be fully entertained by TV, you are welcome to bring them.  This is a labor intensive class and it would be hard to do with a young child around.  (Katie will be at MMO :)

Please RSVP by Tuesday Jan 10th.

Please bring a scoring tool, a bone folder, sticky strip, and regular adhesive.

Give me an "I"!

Letter of the Day is "I"!  Can you tell what I am spelling yet?
Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Soft Suede, White
Tools: Big Shot, Capital Letter Dies, scissors, 1/16" hole punch
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brads bundle, dimensionals, sponge dauber

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Occasions Mini goes Live today!!!

If you don't have a copy of this mini in your hot little hands, click here!!  You will be amazed at what Stampin' Up! has come up with this time!

Here are my top 9 "YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT" list.

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Move over Straight-edged cards!

Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Let's just emboss the edge of the card.

Baja Breeze 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon
I don't have to sew my ribbon anymore!

Cherry Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder
Scented powder...who knew?

Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die
I love my simply scored, but this die is MUCH faster!

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies
Perfect hearts every time!

Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Yes, we have a stamp set that fits these perfectly!

Occasions Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
Did you think we were going to stop at Valentine's Day?

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die
For all you doily fans!

So, I hope this wet your whistle a little bit!  I am actively making as many projects as I can so you can see all this stuff in action!

Don't forget, today is the last day to rsvp to the vtine class.  I promise, it's not hard to make!!

Give me a "N"!

Letter of the Day "N"!
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot, Capital Letter Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Give me an "E"!

Here's today's letter of the day!  "E"!
Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage (SAB)
Paper: Soft Suede, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), white
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Tools: Big Shot, Capital Letter Die, 1" square punch (goes better with the postage stamp punch, but I didn't get it until after I made this) SAB
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Brads (SAB)