• Fancy Fold,  Team Meeting

    February Team Meeting Swap – My fancy fold

    February Team Meeting Swap Yes, I had fun with the February Team Meeting Swap. The theme was using your favorite bundle/suite of product from the Jan-June Mini catalog. They all were slightly different in that some had Snails and some had Mushrooms. All the coloring was slightly different too. The background is the Snail Mail DSP. You know it was difficult picking just one. Which is your favorite?? The Snail or the Mushrooms (below)?? For this snail, I used the Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. The Mushrooms turned out super cute. I did however use a lot of Stampin’ Blend colors for these. Here is the…

  • Fancy Fold,  sneak peek,  Team Meeting

    From February’s Team Meeting – Make n Take

    From February’s Team Meeting This card from February’s Team meeting was inspired by the card in the middle. I do love butterflies, shocker. However, that middle card is from a bazillion years ago. Okay, maybe not but close, really!! All of that product is sadly retired. Here is a question for you, do you keep cards to “C.A.S.E.” at a later date? I be you are wondering what CASE means, Copy And Selectively Edit. This fold was fun to figure out the first time. The second time was a piece of cake. No, it did not matter that it had been a bazillion years. It was all about the measurements…

  • sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Join my Stampin’ Up Family, Inky Whisper Sisters.

    Join my Stampin’ Up Family Did you know that you can Join my Stampin’ Up Family and get new product in your kit?? The butterflies, above for example, from the Butterfly Bouquet a sneak peek from the upcoming annual catalog. I know, that you know, how much I love my Highland Heather cardstock. My love for butterflies… is even BIGGER!! Anyway…. the amazing kit that you can build of all your favorite things. Yes, that is how it works. You pick your $125 (exact) of Stampin’ Up! product for only $99. Here is where I get excited for YOU!! It really is all about the extras!! What do I mean??…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap from January and more.

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap Last Month for the Inky Whisper Sisters swap I wanted everyone to know … That they are Amazing!! I knew that this card would not only fit the swap idea, but would also cheer up someone that just might need it! Stamparatus made quick work… The lined up edge and stamping went quick using the Stamparatus. This amazing tool makes it look the same EVERY time. Just to help you out… You will want to just two slots each time. TIP: The two stamps that I used here are smaller. Meaning, that using a full sized ink pad gets kinda messy. You may just want to…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Team Meeting

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn for Inky Whisper Sisters.

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn Yesterday, I spoke about what we do at team meetings. Here is my team swaps Gilded Autumn, from September. I made 10 for everyone that participated. I really enjoy seeing what everyone creates. Have you every participated in a card swap?? It is kinda like Christmas seeing what others did with either the same products or just different things. sooo fun!! The theme last month was Fall. Heat embossing the sentiment in gold. Then die cut with the HUGE maple leaf from a returning favorite, Gathered Together Bundle. Just a tip for you, Calypso Coral is not listed on the color list. However it sure brings…

  • Team Meeting

    The third Thursday, my favorite Thursday.

    The Third Thursday I bet you are wondering why the third Thursday is my favorite!! That is Inky Whisper Sisters team meeting day!! Yup, we meet the third Thursday of every month. Both, in person and via video too! Wondering what happens at these team meetings?? I will share a little bit. We have dinner together (in-person). We talk about “things” that are going on with us since last we met. I strongly encourage everyone to bring at least one question each month. Why so that we can ALL learn things. In addition, it is always fun to hear others answer the questions. My idea, Paula’s and Julie’s ideas are…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap Sketch card.

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap Sketch Have you ever tried creating a card from a sketch?? I love sketches, why?? Well, you can use the layout or design that the sketch provides. However, you can change the shapes, or the orientation of the card. Because a sketch is just to get you thinking. It sure was fun to see what the Inky Whisper Sisters swap sketch cards turned out to be!! Take a look at the things that I choose to “C.A.S.E.” (copy and selectively edit). I liked the way the twine was added, because everything should have some sort of ribbon, right?? But I used circles instead of a square…

  • Team Meeting

    Thanks a bunch Sunflower Celebration.

    Thanks a bunch Sunflower I am a huge fan of the outline of this HUGE sunflower. For our Inky Whisper Sisters team meeting in August the theme was Melon Mambo. I did add Granny Apple Green and a little Flirty Flamingo. How do you think the thanks a bunch sunflower turned out? This is a very summery look. I did try to be strategic where I put the dimensionals. Along with the stem of the little sprig. In this photo you can really see the embossing folder too. That is Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. hummm, I wonder what this would look like in more purples and cream. What colors…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Team Meeting

    Last month’s Team Meeting fun, Night!

    I do love making little Thank You’s. These were made at last months Team Meeting, fun right?? That little thing sticking out of the top of the Thanks a Ton is a small nail file. How fun??? The daisy has a stem but a file too. Can you see the fold on the bottom?? That is all that I am going to say about my secrets. haha The team had fun decorating these jars. They could use any scraps they wanted and any ribbon in the studio. It sure was fun seeing all the different ones. The one on the right has a few things… The Nothing’s Better Than, Well…

  • Team Meeting

    Welcome to the Team, Inky Whisper Sisters

    Welcome to the Team. Do you have a tribe?? How about a team?? I do love my Inky Whisper Sisters. They are my crafty family. I have added a few to this crafty family. I do love having a reason to send a beautiful card. How about a Welcome to the Team card? What was the last reason you sent a card?? Have you checked out the Forever Greenery DSP yet?? Stampin’ Up! has amazing papers, One side is leaves and the other a simple pattern. It sure makes it easy to get a different look. Keeping all the rest the same… hummm. I have an idea… How about an…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    2018-2020 In-Colors….saying good bye

    Yes, they are retiring!! Are you ready to say good bye to … Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. I have been playing a little bit more.. and I am going to be sad. Yeah Yeah, we are going to get 5 new colors, but after spending 2 years with these… just sad! Ohhh, I used this card for my team swaps too!! Love my Inky Whisper Sisters, you could join us next month! You will not want to wait!! If there is an ink, refill, cardstock or whatever from this group, please contact me or get your order in ASAP!! Use the host…

  • Team Meeting

    February Team Meeting

    I do love these hard working ladies! This month we had some recognitions! So excited for these ladies! These two have been earned sales recognition several times in the last year! Keeping it up in the new year too! Would you like some recognition for your hard work? We also welcomed a NEW team member this month. Melissa received her Inky Whisper Sister bone folder! But here is my second favorite part! SWAPS! They out did themselves this month for sure. This month they used their favorite product suite from the new mini catalog. LOVING all of these beautiful cards ladies! I am looking forward to our next team meeting!…

  • Team Meeting

    Team Meeting

    Looking for a discount?? Would you like to be able to get items before EVERYONE else?? Join us for this months Team meeting tonight, Thursday, at Christos in Plymouth. Although you do not need to attend this meeting to ask your questions! Call Me! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Team Meeting

    Merry Christmas Inky Whisper Sisters

    These four beautiful ladies are part of my team. Today’s Team Christmas party was PACKED full of fun, laughs, crafts and food. Sadly however, not everyone was able to attend. Adding to our regular swaps, questions and ideas. Today was about sharing and laughing together. Some found a renewed spirit for Christmas, and some remembered stories of Christmas’ past. Paula was in charge of this months make and take. In addition to our love of crafts. I share a love of angels with Paula. So Angels we made. Fussy cutting and all! Adding that ornament to the tree! Now let’s get serious… FOOD!! Everyone brought a dish to pass. There…

  • Challenges,  Team Meeting

    November Team Swap

    The Challenge this month was to create your swap (at least 6) from a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. I even gave them the piece (yes, they got to pick from a pack.) Sounds easy?? I challenge you to try it… and post on the my Facebook. I look forward to seeing what YOU come up with and How about a prize?? You bet and 3 pack of cards w/envies. You submission needs to be under the Challenge post. Here was my dilemma, ribbon or no ribbon?? What do you think?? Left has ribbon, right does not. So what did I do, I did three of each. Items used…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    Nov 2019 OnStage Recap

    Here is how Saturday started… Found a table, set out the gifts for each of my Team. Yes, I made each item just for that person!! See the mini pizza box on the right?? Yup, I had a first OnStage attendee. That is where my team earns the “Inky Whisper Sisters” block. Yes, you have seen it… check the last project facebook live. Guess who sat here?? hahaha All registered and in our seats… Let’s get started!! Wish the WHOLE team was here! Fingers crossed next time! PRIZE PATROL!! We each received a second Stamp Set! All different and Paula’s was that she received two, and she had to make…

  • Fairs / Events,  Team Meeting

    October – Inky Whisper Sisters

    Almost forgot to take pictures at the Team Meeting. Phew, we were busy… Swaps, training and lots of laughs. Ohhh, I made warm chocolate chip cookies too. YUMMMM Planning for the craft fairs coming up… want to see what is going on?? Check my schedule next week to get the whole scoop. This weekend I will be out in Portage to help the Boys and Girls club reach a goal of 500 Turkeys. Stop by the Portage Boys & Girls Club 5895 Evergreen Avenue, Portage, Indiana. Stop by and help make a difference! Want some more information?? Check out the Facebook event… Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Team Meeting

    October Calendar

    Next Class is Oct 12. 6 card Stamp Camp, mostly Christmas. This class is $25 or FREE with a qualifying purchase. Join me Oct 21 for the Sign Class. This class included cardstock, faceted dots and the sprig punch fee $37 which included the sign and PDF. Payment due 10/14 On Oct 26 we will be creating the Grateful/Advent calendar. Class fee is $40 for all you see here and the cardstock for the “Grateful” side. Payment is due 10/18 I almost forgot… want to join my team, maybe?? Join us in the Studio for our Monthly Team Meeting October 17, almost always the 3rd Thursday of each month. The…

  • sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    How about $30 extra

    Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?? How would you like to get an EXTRA $30 worth of product?? Could that be something that could peek your interest?? There are several perks to being a demonstrator AND being on my team! Demonstrator Perks….. Discount on your product 20% to start! Earn Additional income of up to 18% of your sales Find out about promotions before ANYONE else. Get to see catalogs before ANYONE else Bi-Yearly events by Stampin’ Up! Exclusive website/groups Team Perks….. Inky Whisper Sisters Monthly meetings Team Facebook Group Creative Challenges We stamp together Our group is a supportive, positive and great cheerleaders!! How about a…

  • sneak peek,  Team Meeting

    April Team Meeting

    Thing sure have been crazy for the team these days!! PHEW!! With only a few weeks now until the new Catalog Launch we will be back to CRAZY busy! Wonder what happens at these meeting?? Think you might want to join us?? Contact me I would love to answer any of your questions. Here is a sneak peek … I wanted to say thank you to the group for all their hard work and support. They work hard and knowing that is recognized is IMPORTANT!! Everyone who attended got a set of the new 2019-2021 in-colors. Each stamped with a new stamp set (Good Morning Magnolia) and the new in-color…

  • old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    3 days left

    Sale-a-Bration is an amazing time of year. FREE stamps, embossing folders, DSP and even Diecuts. It is even an amazing time to join my team!! $175 worth of stamping goodies for only $99 plus tax. PHEW… Only three days left to get in on all of this. Did you get the FREE item you wanted?? Not sure? click the shop tab above . Please use Host Code CNJS6J22. Are you thinking about joining my team?? Call me with ALL of your questions… Would you like to get one of these cards?? I would love to send you one!! The most asked question so far has been … which catalog can…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Team swap…

    Third Thursday of each month is our Team meeting… where we swap, plan and learn stuff. This month the “challenge” was ribbon and embellishments. I know you are asking where those bubbles are from…. Beauty Abounds (148726)..the stamp set is still available, sadly the dies are not… (sniffle sniffle). Using the 2018-2020 In-Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick. Ribbon to match 1/8 inch grosgrain Blueberry Bushel (146950), Pineapple Punch (146953) and Lovely Lipstick ( 146952) How about the pearls in Lovely Lipstick?? Did you know that you can use the Stampin Blends to color them?? These are using the Dark Lovely Lipstick (147028 combo 147281). Wondering how…

  • Kits,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Lets talk numbers….

    Have you every thought about owning your own business?? Have you ever thought you could find a tribe of people that just get you?? Have you looked? I want to share a few things….. I had decided a long time ago that I was not artistic. And trust me I knew, my Mom and Sister have an amazing talent, paint sculpt and lets just say I knew I was NOT artistic. I can also say that I even felt disconnected because of this. This went on for several years, well into my 30’s even. Until stamping came into my life…. Stamping and Stampin’ Up! All you need to do is…

  • old site,  Team Meeting

    Grateful Heart

    Found this in a store Thursday night…. Do you start each day grateful?? Think about that for a minute… it is not hard… it does not cost anything. And imagine the difference it makes. Two weeks ago in Michigan this was the topic of conversation.. and I hate to admit it did not completely sink in until this week. Becky and Julie…. Paula and I … plus a few new members, Tammi, Kaitlyn and Sharon. Know that I am grateful for you…. And look forward to all our travels and shenanigans together!! You know the bestest part?? Yup, bestest…. we are all different but we all love what we do…

  • Fancy Fold,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Resilient, Strong and Beautiful…

    There are huge benefits to becoming a demonstrator… here is a HUGE way… Swaps. When in Michigan with 86 demonstrators you bet I got sooo many amazing cards in trade for this. Here is how swaps work… design one make several (48) and make them all the same, sometimes making two different colors the same design, but…. anyway. Swaps are an amazing way to get ideas and to share your ideas with others. Here is a bonus… this beauty is a fancy fold. An easy one at that, just fold over half way and pretty! Here are the scores… a 4 1/4 by 11 piece of cardstock long at the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Wood Elements with Butterflies

    These wood elements are FREE with a $50 purchase, cool right?? What do you do with them once you have them?? Lets see what we can come up with in the next couple posts… Note… there are four different size butterflies and two different butterfly outlines.. three different size flowers along with two different leaf designs. The first is a scissor charm. Frustrating when you get your scissors mixed with someone else, this could even be attached as a book mark charm. Humm, what else could this be?? Making different ones was pretty easy actually… I gave these as a gift to my team.. all different, some with color, some…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    In the know – Join My Team

    The demonstrators find out tomorrow what the new FREE items are….. Would you like to be in the know?? This is a great time to become a demonstrator, Demonstrator exclusive bag, $175 worth of product all for just $129. Join my team! Have you gotten all the current ones that you want yet?? Contact me if you have not!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Kits,  old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Options…

    Let’s talk options today…. You have decided you want to join, but what do you get?? Here is a few reminders first…. During Sale-a-Bration you get $175 which is $50 more then usual. Plus during this Sale-a-Bration you have an option to add this bag. Which I love!! The thing is HUGE. I have transported all the supplies for a class, expect the Big Shot, in this bag, with room left!! HUGE!! Also, you get the supplies to start your business, catalogs, order forms, hostess information AND a full Paper Pumpkin. Here is where the fun begins though… Picking all your “STUFF”. Just to give you an idea of how…

  • old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Join My Team

    Who does not like options…. Have you been thinking of joining my team?? Need a few reasons??How about we have team meetings every month. And we support each other, How?? We go to each others events, when you need support, and we are AMAZING cheerleaders too. Knowing the struggles and having overcome them we can help YOU!   Can you find $175 worth of product that you REALLY want?? I bet you can. Need help figuring out how to get started?? Call me, #icanhelpwiththat Join the Inky Whisper Sisters….. We are Having a Great Day getting Crafty!!