An Unexpected Blog Break

Hello Friends,

I just wanted to pop in and let you all know why I haven’t been able to blog the last couple days…and maybe not for a few more.

I had to take an urgent trip to Asheville, NC to be by my dad’s side while he’s in the hospital.  I’m not sure how things are going to turn out and he and I could sure use any prayers you can send our way.

Here’s a picture of me with my sweet daddy!

Hope to be back with you all soon!

Hugs & Smiles,


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A Tutti-Frutti Hello, Friend!

Hello Friend!

Today I’ve got a bright and cheerful card for you, friend, to drive those winter blues away.  At least it’s been cold and snowy where I’m at!  I could use a little sunshine and happiness right about now.  This card should do the trick!

Fruit Basket Bundle

This card features some fabulous product from the Occasions Catalog!  It starts off with the Fruit Basket Bundle.  That stamp set is where our “Hello Friend” sentiment and those cute pineapples came from.  The pineapples were stamped as well as punched out with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack and the stem layered on top of the stamped image with a mini dimensional.  A fun way to make your card pop!

We get more fun with the Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Baked Sequins scattered on the card.  There’s nothing better than having your sequins already have adhesive on them!  Am I right?!

Sale-A-Bration Bundle Idea

Want to use some of these products on your next card?  Here’s a great $50 bundle idea to get these products in your hand as well as qualify for a Sale-A-Bration FREEBIE!

Sequins Make It Picture Perfect!

Next, I took a piece of vellum and ran it through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins embossing folder and layered it on top of Daffodil Delight card stock.  Under half of the vellum I put a piece of the Bubbles & Fizz DSP (a Sale-A-Bration level 1 freebie) because you can never have too much of that Lemon Lime Twist color!

To finish off the card, I put down some Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ mini striped ribbon and on top of that, used my Big Shot and a die from the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies which I stamped my sentiment and pineapples on.  Tie it off with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine and you’re on your way to sending a card that’s sure to brighten your friend’s day!


Don’t forget, if you want to get your hands on some FREE Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins, simply use my January Hostess Code with your order!  You will get these adorable sequins for free with a $75 order!

Also, don’t miss out on the NEW Reward Levels this year with Sale-A-Bration.  Check out my post talking about it HERE!

And finally, don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into a Daily Drawing! Winners for each day will be posted in Sunday’s post!

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Hugs & Smiles,


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Long Wish List Dilemma Solved!

Got a Long Wish List?

Are you still working on your Wish List from the Annual Catalog?  And now that Wish List is almost a mile long because of all the fabulous new items from the Occasions Catalog?  Let me help you check off lots of those items on your Wish List …at a SAVINGSPLUS get TWO (yes, two!) Stamp Sets of your choice FREE!! (the sky’s the limit on price for these!!)
Regardless of how LONG your Wish List is, if it’s over $100 – Come on!  Do you really need me to do the math?

The Ultimate Stamping Kit!

Create your own Ultimate Stamping Kit (aka Starter Kit) by choosing $125 worth of product from your Wish List!  PLUS, during Sale-A-Bration, add 2 more stamp sets of your choice…any price!  Best part – You’ll only pay $99 plus tax!  (Saving 10% in Free Shipping too!)  You’d be silly to pass up this opportunity!

Here’s what your $99 Ultimate Stamping Kit includes:

  1. $125 in product of your choice…here’s where you create your Ultimate Stamping Kit!  You get to pick what’s in your starter kit!  Get your Wish List ready and start checking off items!
  2. Choose TWO additional stamp sets for your kit FREE—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.)
  3. Free shipping of your kit (10% Savings), some business supplies (includes catalogs to share with friends/family; $55 value) and a prior Paper Pumpkin kit to play with ($20 value)!
  4. 20-25% off all your future orders through July 31st (at the very least)!
  5. No commitment to sell anything, hold parties, etc.
  6. Be the first to see new products, as well as pre-order before the public!
 Furthermore, this is a no risk, zero obligation opportunity to get a great discount on your favorite products!  And don’t forget, there are new products being introduced by Stampin’ Up! 3-4 times a year!
WAIT – maybe you’re like me and want to earn an income?  OK – it’s the same kit!  Same Opportunity!  The Sooner you Join with me – the Sooner you can start earning!

Added Bonus – Being an Inking Sunrises Team Member!

First of all, who doesn’t want a new group of crafting friends?!  You will love the camaraderie you’ll get from being part of the Inking Sunrises team…and the support!   We’ve got hobby stampers (aka discount shoppers) and business-minded stampers…and we welcome them all!
Check out these perks to being part of the Inking Sunrises team:
1.  Monthly team meetings with incentives and challenges to win/earn free product.
2.  Regular team training and specialized one-on-one training if desired.
3.  Team recognition and incentives throughout the year.
4.  Our own team Facebook group!
5.  Opportunities to participate in team swaps!
6.  Any other kind of support you need/want!
At our most recent Inking Sunrises Team Gathering, I had the gals tell me what they loved most about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and here’s what they had to say:
  • Helping grow as a person
  • Gives purpose to get up to create and teach classes
  • Meet new people
  • Discount
  • Seeing excitement/accomplishment of customers in classes
  • More fun to craft with friends than alone
  • Opportunity to see/play with new products before anyone else
  • Fellowship time
  • Teach new techniques while showing fun new products
  • Feeling of blessing people with something
  • OnStage events
  • Friendships among demonstrators world-wide
  • Relationships with customers – grow from customer to friends
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Inking Sunrises OnStage Live Salt Lake City 2017
So what are you waiting for?

Got Questions?

Call or Email me – I’ll be glad to answer any and all questions you might have!
I can’t wait to welcome you to our team!
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Leave a comment to be entered into a Daily Drawing!  Winners for each day will be posted in Sunday’s post!
Hugs & Smiles,

Occasions Catalog 2018 is Here…Let’s Sale-A-Brate!

Have you heard?

THE Occasions Catalog for 2018 is here…and you’re going to LOVE IT!  Check out this cute stop-motion video (I love these videos!) to see highlights of some of the awesome Occasions products!

Got Occasions Catalog?

I know you’re DYING to see the whole catalog, so if you have not received one from me (or another demonstrator) and would like one, please let me know and I will get one in the mail to you ASAP.  In the meantime, you can download it simply by clicking the image to the right!

But wait, there’s more…check out this video that features fabulous stamps perfect for using with the new Stampin’ Blends:

Something to Sale-A-Brate!

Is it not enough that we have new products to drool over and purchase in the Occasions catalog?  Let’s add in some FREE new products to sweeten the deal!  You know it, Sale-A-Bration is back and better than ever!

Check out this quick video highlighting a few of the products!

In case you’re not quite familiar with what Sale-A-Bration is, it’s only the biggest sale of the year where you can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order.  But this year something new has been added…Reward Levels!

SHOP – Reward Levels

In the past, for every $50 you spent, you received a free Sale-A-Bration product.  But this year, they’ve sweetened the pot!  Check out these reward levels:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!

If you need a Sale-A-Bration brochure, please contact me and I’ll be happy to get one in the mail to you.  In the meantime, check out all the goodness HERE online!


There are also added benefits to hosting during Sale-A-Bration!  Did Christmas or post Christmas bills drain the wallet?  Have no fear!  I’ve got a way for you to get your hands on our awesome Stampin’ Up! products for FREE!!!

Host a party with $250 in sales (kinda easy during Sale-A-Bration) and you’ll get $25 more in hostess rewards!  Seriously… for just $250 sales, you’re looking at $50 in FREE Products (of your choice!)  Hello?  Email me to book your party NOW!  Before everyone else gets your date!

Contact me today to book your party!  Catalog parties count too as do your own personal order for $250 or more!

Hugs & Smiles,


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Leave a comment to be entered into a Daily Drawing!  Winners for each day will be posted in Sunday’s post!

Cat Got Your…Polka Dots

Cat Got Your…Polka Dots?!

If you’re still needing to get some Halloween cards made for the little monsters in your life, have no fear!  I’ve got a quick and cute card for you today!


This “spooky” cat doesn’t seem so spooky with all those cute polka dots, huh?  Not only do we have polka-dots from our Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, but we’re using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder as well.

This card comes together so quick with all our handy punches.  See the list below of all supplies used.


To get that black speckled look, just flick black ink from your Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker onto your paper using the large end of the marker and the cap.

Use the Banner Triple Punch to punch the end of the DSP strip.

Don’t forget about those Mini Glue Dots!  They’re perfect to adhere the Linen Thread triple bow!

Smiles & Hugs,


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Lovely As A Tree Step Card

Step It Up!

If you’re looking to “step” up your card making, then look no further.  I’ve got a card for you today that’s easy, but is sure to impress!


Are you ready to learn how to make it?  Here we go!


Start by placing Garden Green card base on paper trimmer with 4-1/4” edge along the top at the 1” mark.  Place cutting blade at 1” and cut down to 6-1/2”.  Flip cardstock and repeat on the other side.


To score, place card base on score board with 11” edge along the top.  Score all the way across at 1” (will intersect with the 1” cut line). At 2”, score only to the cut edge on each side (do not score center section).  At 5-1/2”, only score center section.  At 6-1/2”, score all the way across. Fold all score lines the same direction except the 2” score lines on either side of the center section.


Don’t forget to apply Wink of Stella to the tree for added shimmer!  Everyone needs a little shimmer in their life, right?! 🙂

If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on the Be Merry DSP yet or just want to stock up for next year, then you’re in luck!  It’s part of our Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale!  Act fast, as the sale ends 10/31!  Click on the graphic to see a list of all the DSP included in the sale!

Don’t forget to use my October Hostess Code when placing an order this month!


Smiles & Hugs –


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