Sale-a-Bration Ending Soon

The best time of the year (Sale-a-Bration) will be ending on February 28.

If you are not familiar with Sale-a-Bration, it's all about FREE STUFF!  For every $50 in products you purchase, you get to choose free products from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  There are stamps, Designer Series paper, bundles and for a $300 purchase, you can choose a special host stamp set (Calming Camellias).

You really don't want to miss out on getting free products!  I've showcased a couple of them in earlier posts.

During Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up! always has a great Starter Kit deal!  The deal this time lets you add 2 free stamp sets to your kit in addition to the normal $125 in products.  The cost is $99 plus tax BUT with free shipping, saving you even more.  The kit includes a Paper Pumpkin kit and business supplies if you want to start a business. 

Want to just be a happy shopper?  That's great too!  You can purchase the kit with no further obligation unless you choose to stay (and I hope you will)!  You'll receive a 20% off discount on every purchase through June.  

Get your Starter Kit here

Joining my team also gives you some other freebies:  Free access to Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder Club (currently $17.99 a month for subscribers); access to demonstrator only Facebook groups; team FB pages with monthly zoom meetings and card challenges with prizes!  We have so much fun and there is so much inspiration in our Stampin' Up! family.  You don't have to hold classes, make videos, or do anything that you don't want to.  Stampin' Up! supports everyone--the business-minded as well as the happy shopper who joins just for the kit or discount.

Paper Pumpkin Prices Are Going Up


Stampin' Up! has announced that prices for Paper Pumpkin are going up due to supply chain issues and increased costs of the components of the kits as well as increased shipping costs.  

The increase is pretty small--going from $22 to $23.50 but there is a way to save now!

Purchase a prepaid subscription at the current price!  You will also get Sale-a-Bration rewards for a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription.  I usually get a one year subscription so I don't have to worry about it and know my kits will come each month.  Add a little to your one year prepaid subscription and you'll be able to get the free Calming Camillias host stamp set as well as additional Sale-a-Bration rewards and Stampin' Rewards!


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All Together Suite

Today Stampin' Up! released this new suite of products--the All Together Suite!

If you are building your Blends collection, then these Natural Tones (skin tones) are just for you!

Here is a video of the suite:

And here is the pdf about the suite:

FYI:  The collection of Blends is available only until the new annual catalog comes out (or while supplies last).  The stamps, dies and Blends (not the collection but the individual ones) will be in the new annual catalog coming in May.

This suite would be a great addition to a Starter kit ($99 plus tax with free shipping).  You get to choose $125 in products as well as 2 additional stamp sets of your choice!  This Starter Kit deal ends at the end of Sale-a-Bration (February 28).  Get your Starter kit at


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Afternoon Daffodil Thank You cards

I sent the Stack and Shuffle cards as thank you cards to my customers but also sent these Afternoon Daffodil cards.  The Afternoon Daffodil DSP is 12 x 12 and FREE with a $50 purchase through the end of February.

This one sheet of DSP makes it so easy to make cards!  I cut at 4" and then cut from the top and bottom at 5 1/4".  Add a sentiment or any other embellishment, add to a card base, and you are done!  Easy peasy!



Remember Sale-a-Bration runs until the 28th of February and products are "while supplies last".  You get to choose a free product for every $50 you order with no limits!

Stack and Shuffle Rainbow Cards

A friend of mine (Lorraine Tierney) shared the Stack and Shuffle technique with me and I fell in love!  This technique requires 4 sheets of DSP and creates 4 different cards. I used the Sunshine and Rainbows paper (6 x 6) that is free with a $50 order.  You choose 4 pieces that look good together (and remember there are two sides to each so you can mix and match once you have cut your pieces)

I made two different sets of cards--one with mats and one without.  The sizes you cut depend on whether you mat or not.

You create these cards by stacking your 4 pieces of DSP and cutting them all at once (you may need to swipe your trimmer twice to cut).  You then keep your pieces lined up and then will shuffle the pieces within each stack to create the cards.

These are the instructions for the cards with mats:


  • Stamp SetsHappy & Heartfelt (158005)
  • Card Stock – Mango Melody (146989); Basic White (159276); Basic White Thick (159229)
  • Stamp Pads – Magenta Madness (153117)
  • Misc. – Sunshine & Rainbows (DSP)  (158126); Cloud Punch (157749); Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal (152813)



  • Basic White Thick:   8 1/2” x 5 1/2”            scored at 4 ¼”          
  • Basic White:  Scrap for cloud
  • Mango Melody:         5 ¼” x 4”                               
  • DSP:                           5” x 3 3/4”      (4 pieces)     



  1. This is a stack & shuffle card.  You need to choose 4 pieces of DSP that coordinate and look good together once cut up (remember there are two sides to the paper so you can choose what works best for you.  This technique will make 4 different cards.
  2. Stack the 4 pieces and you will cut them at one time.  Keep them sorted in the same stacks you cut.  See photo to get the cutting template, courtesy of Lorraine Tierney (  Keep the first (largest) stack as cut.  Move down and shuffle the top piece of that stack to the bottom.  For the small pieces at the top of the stack, move the top 2 pieces to the bottom of that stack.  At the bottom stack move 3 pieces to the bottom of the stack. This will give you a different card front for all 4 cards. (You could also just use scraps that work).  Lay out your cards and keep the pieces in order.  I have included a picture of all 4 cards I made—I used different colors of card stock for the mat.
  3. Using Stampin’ Seal put your pieces on the mat in the order you have arranged, leaving an even border all around.
  4. Stamp the sentiment on the basic white scrap and punch out using the cloud punch.
  5. Attach the card front to the card base
  6. Using dimensionals attach the cloud.

You can use the pieces that are left from the 6x6 paper to put on the insides of the cards or to make additional cards.

Here are the two cutting templates (from Lorraine Tierney

without a mat:                                                                            


with a mat:

Here are some individual cards made with these templates:

With Mats


Without Mats:


You can see that those without the mats have different colored card bases.  You can choose any that match your DSP.

Have fun making these cards! A nd I know it seems confusing about shuffling the pieces so if you have any questions, just email me at

New Granddaughter

On January 5th my new granddaughter Alice arrived!  We are so excited to have another girl!  We now have 8 grandchildren and she is the second girl.  Here are some photos from her newborn shoot (photos were made by Megan Kruger of Mak Photography)




She also made some photos with Alice wearing her mother's Christening gown that I made for her and also lying in the last baby afghan her great-grandmother (my mom) made:


This Nana is so proud of her newest grandbaby and I apologize for showing so many photos.  But I just couldn't help it!

Light The Candles

Don't you just love it when Stampin' Up! makes it easy peasy to make cards?  Especially birthday cards!  

Well this kit is just adorable!

Give a big “Hip Hip Hooray!” for the Light the Candles Kit! This is a beginner-friendly DIY birthday card kit that’ll make you want to party and eat cake at the same time! You’ll get enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes with party-ready designs of birthday cake, candles, and all the wishes. The cards in this kit also make great invitations for a fun birthday bash! Also available in French.

Kit includes:
* Light the Candles Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic Stamp Block
* Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Spot
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 8 cards: 4 each of 2 designs
* Folded card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
* 8 preprinted envelopes
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
*A 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Product colors: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Night of Navy


I can pretty much guarantee that this kit will sell out quickly!  I've ordered mine and can't wait to get it!

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Sale-a-Bration and the NEW mini catalog

It's time to Sale-a-Brate!  The new mini catalog is now live and also Sale-a-Bration!  


For every $50 you order (before shipping and taxes) you can choose FREE products from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  There are products that coordinate with new products in the mini catalog.

Don't have a copy of the catalogs?  You can see the pdf of the mini here and here is a pdf of the Sale-a-Bration brochure

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During Sale-a-Bration (Jan 4-Feb 28) you can grab a Starter Kit and save even more!  You get to choose 2 extra stamp sets in addition to the $125 in products you can add to your kit.  All this for just $99 with FREE shipping!

It's a great time to join (or rejoin) Stampin' Up!  There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of the kit unless you want to continue. 

  • You'll have until the end of June to make that decision!  And you'll get 20% off all your orders until that time!  Whether you want to be a happy shopper or want to start a business, I would love to have you on the Ink Spot Inkers team! 
  • It's fun to be a part of the Stampin' Up! family and part of the Finger Inkin' Demonstrator group! 
  • You'll also get free access to Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder Club!  She provides new templates and videos every month for new card ideas.
  • Access to demonstrator only groups on FB for more inspiration
  • Support and training if you want to start a business
  • Monthly team meetings with prizes
  • Card challenges with prizes

Get your starter kit here