It's the end of the holiday weekend and I hope yours went well. It's been a hot one here in Indiana, temps have been in the 90's for the past 6 days.  Good day to stay inside and prepare for an upcoming card class and workshop and enter the Mojo Monday card challenge.

I'm over summer and getting ready for my favorite season,Fall. I love when the colors change to the rich reds, yellows, and oranges as the air becomes crisp and light jackets and sweaters are needed. It was the thought of Fall that influenced my entry this week.

#414-Lighthearted Leaves

I stamped the large oak leave from the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set in VersaMark on watercolor paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then water colored it with inks from the Regals Collection, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Perfect Plum. I cut it out using the Leaflets Framelits but I didn't like the white edge the framelits left so I added Crushed Curry to the edge as well. The card base and accent piece was Cajun Craze with gold foil and Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim (don't you just love that ribbon?) as embellishments.  What do you think? I like the way it turned out. See all the fabulous creations from a group of very talented designers at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/

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It's been 7 days since the public launch of the Stampin'Up (SU) Holiday catalog. I hope you made a dent in your Wish List because the Backorder list is growing.

BACKORDERED

3 September: 140928: Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad (821 backordered; 1,800 expected)

4 September: 133680: 2014-2016 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock
138288; Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (4,665 backordered; 9,504 expected)
140440: Ode à Noël Stamp Set

8 September: 138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit
139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies

11 September: 137866: Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim

14 September: 138395: Expressions Natural Elements (243 backordered; 5,992 expected)

23 October:  139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (1,028 backordered; 10,080 expected)

Date to be Determined: 139304: Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (76 backordered;1,368

Don't forget if you order from my online store with an order of $30 or more (before taxes, shipping & handling) and you use the hostess code 3NXWE47K you will be entered into a drawing for a free stamp set on October 1. Make sure you check the box that allows me to contact you so I can send you a personal thank you card.  If your order is $150 or higher don't use the hostess code and collect your Stampin' Rewards; you will still be entered into the drawing.

Pumpkin Ad

And finally there are only a few days left before the HALFOFF Paper Pumpkin promotion ends.

If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  Click on the link to the right an become one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

Until next time...

It's finally here!!! The Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!

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You now can order from this beautiful brochure filled with 38 new stamps, 5 new Designer Series Papers (DSP) - the words "classy" and "elegant" come to mind - with coordinating cardstock packs.  There are 3 new punches, and 17 product bundles that will save you 15% when you buy the bundle. There are 4 new project kits  and  new Project Life stamps, card collections, & accessory packs.

In honor of the new catalog launch I am sponsoring a product giveaway during the month of September.  Everyone that orders $30 or more (before taxes, shipping & handling) from my online store using the hostess code 3NXWE47K will get a chance  to win the stamp set Howl-o-ween Treat (pg 49) plus you will receive a reusable Thank You card from me for supporting IndianaInkers.com

Sept 2015-StampSet Giveaway

A random drawing from all the customer names will be held on Oct.1. Be sure to list me as your demonstrator, make sure the box is checked that I can contact you, and use the host code 3NXWE47K. Just click on my online store button in the top right corner of this blog.

 Need a catalog? Email me and I will get one to you in the mail. If you already purchase products from another demonstrator please contact them for your catalog. I will be featuring products from the new catalog in upcoming blogs so stay tuned.

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Until next time...

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Just 2 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

It's almost here get ready for some fantastic holiday products. This year's catalog is AWESOME!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st. Order early - I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time...

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Just 4 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

It's almost here!! This year's catalog is AWESOME!! I'm excited and I hope you are too!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st. Order early - I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time...

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Just 7 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

This year's catalog is AWESOME!! I'm excited and I hope you are too!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st. Order early so the products you want don't go on backorder - you know they do every year!

Until next time...

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Just 10 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

This year's catalog is AWESOME!! I'm excited and I hope you are too!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st.

In the meantime... Have you subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet? Time is running out to get your 1st two months at 50% off the regular subscription price. Just click on the logo and got to my online store to subscribe to this little orange project box that comes complete to your door.

My Paper Pumpkin

Here is what you missed if you didn't sign up by August 10th.

PaperPumpkin Kit-August 2015    PaperPumpkin Projects-August 2015

So cute and so easy!! You deserve an hour a month of "ME" time to indulge yourself in a great creative project without all the preparation. Come join the FUN!!  Everyone that signs up with me as their demonstrator receives an email containing a PDF file of 3 extra projects using the materials you've already received. So what are you waiting for??!! Click the logo and sign-up today!!

Until next time....

 

I love Fall, it's my favorite season. The last few years it hasn't lasted long; shortened by a long summer and an early winter.  My eagerness for Fall has prompted my entry for this week's MoJo Monday Challenge, MoJo Monday #411.

 MoJo 411- 08.17.15

The standard card base is Very Vanilla and the 2nd layer is Chocolate Chip, cut ¼" smaller. I laid Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim topped with Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon on the diagonal.   I added a 3x4½ strip of DSP Paper Stack and a 2¾x2¾ square of Chocolate Chip and a piece of Very Vanilla cut ¼" smaller.  I used the stamp set For All Things  and embellished with Vintage Leaves. I laid strips of Washi tape on a piece of scrap cardstock and punched out an Elegant Butterfly as the final embellishment.

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Until next time...

I spent the weekend at my sister's celebrating our mother's 92nd birthday but arrived back home in time to submit this card in this week's Sketch and Stamp Challenge.

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Materials & Dimensions  

Cardstock: Crumbcake - 11x4¼, folded at 5½ & 5x 3¾  Chocolate Chip - 5¼x4 & 3¾x2¾  Whisper White - 3½x2½ & 3x5  Inks: Tip Top Taupe,Hello Honey,Tangelo Twist,Rich Razzleberry,Cherry Cobbler,Versa Mark  Stamps: For All Things, Hardwood, Vintage Leaves  Leaflet Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Washi Label punch, Thick Baker's Twine

I stamped the smaller piece od Crumbcake with the Hardwood stamp and mounted it on the Chocolate Chip. I randomly burnished all the inks individually on both pieces of Whisper White. I stamped the Vintage Leaves on the larger piece of Whisper White in Chocolate Chip and cut them out with the Leaflet framelits.  I stamped the cut out leaves with Versa Marks, dipped them in Clear Embossing powder and heat embossed them. I stamped "Hello Fall" on a piece of Hello Honey cardstock and cut it out using the Washi Label punch. I then mounted all the layers on the cardstock base. So, what do you think?  What would you do different? I welcome your comments.

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It just came in the mail!!! The new 2015 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog!! I thought the 2014 holiday mini was great, but it can't hold a candle to this year's mini catalog. Per policy, I can only show the cover until it goes LIVE on Sept.1, 2015.

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If you ordered at least $50 (before S&H) from me in the last year, and you didn't check the 'No Contact' box, you are on my mailing list and you will be receiving yours shortly.  I've been pouring over mine all morning.  Like a kid in a candy shop, my 'have-to-have' list just keeps growing. Demonstrators get to pre-order a month before the catalogs are released to the public. New demonstrators can select their Starter Kit products from the Holiday Catalog. 

Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up products and a business supply pack valued at $50 - that's a total value of $175 for only $99.  I would love to have you become an Indiana Inker. Contact me at indianainkers@comcast.net if you have any questions or want more information.

I did tear myself away from the new catalog long enough to design a card for the Sketch and Stamp and SUO Challenges.

Sketch And Stamp SB116

Here's the layout from SB116 (http://www.stampingandbloggingblog.com/sb-sketch-stamp-116/) and the theme came from SUO #128, Butterflies(http://suochallenges.com/?p=4767). I love butterflies so this challenge was right up my alley.

Blk_PaperStack Butterfly-08.08.15

Dimensions and Materials: Basic Card Base - Black Cardstock (5½ x 4¼)  Accents: Pretty Petals DSP Stack ( panel 3 x 3¾, banner 5¼) Calypso Coral from the Pretty Petals Cardstock Pack (panel 2¾ x 3½, banner 4¾) The black and DSP butterflies were cut with the Butterfly Thinlits and layered one on top of the other. The greeting comes from the Petite Pairs stamp set and cut out with the large oval punch; it is backed with the punched scallop oval in the DSP. Basic pearls colored with a black Sharpie are my embellishments.

 Just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of the materials 24/7. Make sure the "No Contact" button is unchecked because I like to thank my customers.  Don't forget to 'Like' and subscribe and you won't miss any of my future blogs.

Until next time.....

 

Beautiful weekend here in north central Indiana - mid 80's, low humidity, sunshine - my kind of weather.

This is the card I submitted to the 7/31/15 SGGW Challenge

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My mother will be 92 later this month and I'm going to send her a card a day during her birthday week, so I'm stockpiling.

But the majority of the weekend was focused on the grandkids. School is starting and I just wanted to send them a little something to let them know we were thinking about them and that we are very proud of them. So I made these and filled them with a couple of goodies.

Backpacks-08.02.15

They are my adaptations of a couple of posts on Pinterest and a box made by Sam Donald @ http://pootles.co.uk/. Easy to create and lots of fun to make. I think they will enjoy them.

Well, that's all for now, until next time, 

Karen