Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Inking Up the Rockies First Annual Spring Stamp-A-Palooza!

Happy Thanksgiving Week Everyone!
If you came to our Fall Retreat, you heard that a Spring Retreat was a MUST!
I am so happy to say we've already got the location, dates and pricing ready, and we're ready to open it up to registration! This way, you can ask for it as a Christmas gift, gift it to yourself, or start talking about it nice and early and get LOTS of your friends to come along!
My team--Inking Up the Rockies-- is happy to offer you our first Spring Retreat, offered during Stampin' Up! (s) famous SALE-A-BRATION time!!
Here's the quick scoop!
What: Spring Stamp-A-Palooza
When: March 3 and 4th, 2017 (Friday night, 6-9pm and Saturday, 9am-4pm)
Where: Hotel Elegante (On west side of Academy, between Lehman and Dublin)
Who: ANYONE and EVERYONE who wants to have fun! (Adults and Older Teens 16+)
Why: Stamping and Creating together is FUN FUN FUN!
How Much? $40 for just Saturday, $15 for Friday, or $55 for BOTH.  Sign up BEFORE 12/31/16 for this Early Bird Pricing, because on January 1st, it goes up $10! 
Check out the Registration Page HERE!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Our Annual ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA starts TODAY!! Up to 40 % off certain items, and there are some specials that are on FLASH SALE TODAY only, so look over the list carefully!
Check out the deals below:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Brand New Stitched Framelits NOW AVAILABLE

Hello Everyone!
Happy November! Can you believe it's November? I can't, EXCEPT for the fact that my Christmas Card Crankout Sessions are in FULL SWING. That makes it real for me. :)
Here is a great new offer from Stampin' Up! showcasing our NEW STITCHED FRAMELITS! So cute!
The Framelits are $30 and the Coordinating Stamp Sets are 25% off! You can shop for them right HERE!!
Watch for my first Crankout Cards to get posted this week, along with a special KIT offer! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fun with Notecards and Presents & Pinecones DSP

Happy Monday!
I'm starting today off with a small display I created for a fellow team member.
 I used the Presents and Pinecones DSP along with a few stamp sets for the images.
Main colors are Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Cherry Cobbler. I am loving these colors together so you'll see this color combo again very soon! Here are some close-ups:

Here are the notecards with matching envelopes. It's so easy to add the DSP to the flap and what a WOW factor.

Here's an altered mini-composition book. 

An altered Pentel RSVP pen

And you HAVE to have adorably decorated chocolates 

For the greetings I used some images from Tin of Cheer and Stitched with Love. What do you think? Hope you enjoyed these fun treats!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thank You Notes

Have you ever had to write so many thank you notes that you thought your arm was going to fall off from all the writing? That's me today. See here:

In case you can't count...there's a couple dozen. Then as I was curing my writer's cramp, I realized how fortunate I am to HAVE THE NEED to write these thank you notes. I mean...if I have 2 dozen people I need to thank in my life...what a blessing that is! Am I right?

 I struggled with what to use to make these, and then I decided to use the prints I had left over from our weekend stamping event! I'll admit...these prints were left over because I just didn't know what to do with them. In the Fruit Stand Designer Paper Pack, there are gorgeous prints. These two were the ones that just didn't make me giggle with delight. But...I turned them into some thank you notes, and VOILA!! Now I love them. I never know what to do with the monotone prints. But you couple them with a lace doily, some burlap ribbon, and a cute fruit stamp, and then---you have a cute note! And what's even better? Now I don't have some sad pear paper and peach vine paper sitting around waiting to be loved. Yes...I think of my crafting supplies like the toys in Toy Story. They are just junk until somebody loves them. :)  I am a lucky girl to have so many lovely people in my life! I hope they enjoy their notes when they receive them!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Today's the DAY!!!

Hi Friends!
Today is THE DAY!! Our first weekend stamping event is taking place TONIGHT! We're so excited to show off all the talent on our team. We've got displays from all over the U.S. We've got prizes, goodies for the attendees, Live Demonstrations, the most fun make-n-takes, snacks, raffle prizes and a little surprise they don't even know about! SSShhh!! I feel like I've been surrounded by fairies and elves all week, lifting me up, helping me, working til all hours of the night! I think it'll be SO much fun! Can't wait to report back!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Inking Idaho Colorado Springs Style Projects!

Hi Everyone!
I thought you'd like to see what our attendees will be making at our first big team event!
All projects revolve around the Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set and the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. Here's a looksy at Friday Night's Fun!

It is four notecards with envelopes, a glassine bag with matching tag to put them in, an altered Nugget holder and an altered clear treat box filled with yummy fun!

Saturdays's Projects will take a little longer and you can see them below:
This suite includes 4 full size cards with envelopes, four tags, an altered notebook, an altered pen to match, and an adorable divided suitcase to put it all in! You cannot miss the fun! See the registration page here!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Inking Idaho On The Road! 
Colorado Springs Version!

It's almost time for our VERY FIRST Large stamping event here in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

Come join the show for stamping - fresh ideas - stamping - live demonstrations - stamping - fabulous displays - stamping - and FUN with friends!

WHEN: October 7th and 8th
TIME:  Friday, October 7th 6pm-9pm
           Saturday, October 8th 9am to 4pm 

WHERE: Epic One, 10807 New Allegiance Dr, CS, CO 80921
Deadline to register is October 1st (or sooner if it fills up!)
Registration Page HERE!
You WILL NOT want to miss this exclusive event put on by some of Colorado Springs' most amazing stampers! We will make sure you all have a great time at this event!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Limited Edition Thoughtful Branches Bundle Now Available!

Check out all the images in the stamp set, and those matching framelits are so FUN! You can contact me today or you can shop HERE!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Affectionately Yours!

Have you seen the Affectionately Yours Product Suite? Oh.Em.Gee. It's gorgeous! It's on pages 44 & 45 in the Annual Catalog 2016-2017. Flowers---and COPPER...beautiful! It's no secret I love stamping flowers. They just make me happy! Don't get me wrong...I do buy other things as well, but I just can't stay away from the flowers. This card has the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP, (you can't see the loveliness in this photo, but the copper is also in the PAPER! It has the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape (across the top of the DSP) and I stamped the greeting with our NEW in-color--Flirty Flamingo..another love of mine! :) The flowers are stamped with Versamark then embossed with the copper embossing powder. I wish you could see the pretty sheen in this photo! The flowers are fussy cut. (Stampin' Up! Make me a punch!!) I bumped them up on dimensionals to add some dimension to the card. I sure hope the lovely lady who receives this loves it as much as I do!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Product Shares!

Good Morning Beautiful People!
Have you ever wished for a sampling of all the new goodies from the catalog, but cannot afford all the expense of buying EVERYTHING?? Then I've got a solution for you!
Join in on my Product Shares! There are Designer Series Paper Bundles, Specialty Paper Bundles, Ribbon Shares, Twine Shares and Accessory Shares! Or....you can buy the Big Kahuna Bundle and get EVERYTHING, which will include all shares plus the Envelope Paper of your choice from the New 2016-2017 Catalog! Below you can see the shares, and if you click on the pic, it'll enlarge it so you can read it! Or email me and I'll send it as a PDF or Word Doc!
The first wave of shares is being ordered Monday July 11th so don't delay!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bonus Days are Almost Here!

Stampin' Up! is trying a BRAND NEW promotion! That's right---for every $50 you spend from July 7th through the 31st, SU! is going to give you a $5 coupon (via email!) that you can spend from August 2nd through 31st! How fun is that? Watch for a sneak peek of an exclusive new bundle coming your way in August that you can spend your bonus days' bucks on!
Now REMEMBER!!! This promo doesn't start until THURSDAY! But you can shop HERE!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April Showers Bring Sunflowers!

Today I am sharing a card that we made at my Terrific Techniques class last week. We've had tons of snow lately here in Colorado, and I needed a pretty flower to brighten my skies, since my real garden has taken a hit from all this spring snow.

I used the Poinsettia Punch and made a cute sunflower card. I CASE'd Cindy MacLean's card. I changed it slightly, but couldn't improve upon her design.
Stamp Sets:  Hardwood, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories: Poinsettia Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Washi Label Punch, Linen Thread.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Inking Idaho on the Road Displays

Back in March, I went to a wonderful event, called Inking Idaho On the Road. It was put on by my favorite stamper, Becky Roberts. If you don't follow her blog, Inking Idaho---you should. She's an amazing stamper!

I also had the opportunity to design some projects for her event. Here is a pic of my display:
My theme was the Bold Butterfly Bundle, and the Watercolor Wings bundle. I made several cards, a diamond shaped box, and a large box to hold all the cards. :) I also used the adorable Pretty Petals paper in my theme. What do you think?
You can see Becky's post about it HERE!   
Thank you Becky, for asking me to create a display for you! It was my honor! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Sketch Challenge

So each week, my Stampin' Up group, Inking Everything, has a weekly stamping challenge. Last week, it was a color challenge using these colors:
Here is my take on those colors:
(I used Black for my neutral instead of white) 
First I punched a 1 3/4 circle from a sticky note and used it to place my moon on a Whisper White background. Then I sponged my background using Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise. After the background was done, I lightly sponged Curry and a touch of Tangerine onto my moon, to make it tri-colored. Then I took Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped the Flower images using the Wild About Flowers stamp set. The greeting is from this set too. Tie a basic black ribbon around, and mount it to a black cardbase. Very simple and quick card with a WOW effect. If you want to see my first attempt, check out my FB Page, Rocky Mountain Hi Stamping, HERE!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Retiring List is out!

If you want to see a list of what's retiring, click here:
Stampin' Up! Retiring List 2016
So I am offering a sale to you. This is my RETIREMENT PARTY pricing!
ANY RETIRING STAMP SETS are Buy One Get One 50% OFF, from now until May 31st! That's right BOGO 50%. This is NOT on the accessories, stamp sets only! 

 I am sad to see a few sets go, but you will not believe the stamp sets coming to replace them! Woohoo! My favorite catalog in YEARS! I will be hosting a catalog kickoff party on June 1st, if you want details, let me know!  If you're out of state and would like a catalog, email me and I'll send you one. It's $5 and I will send you a coupon with it for $5 off a $30 order.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Last of the Weekly Deals!

Good Morning Stampers!
Today I am going to post the final Weekly Deal from Stampin' Up!
After careful consideration, they've decided to do more random sales throughout the year, and not offer Weekly Deals.
Get these DEALS before they're gone! You have through Monday, April 18, 2015, unless they sell out faster.
Contact me, using the form on the left, or you can shop straight from the Shopping Button on the right!