• Stampin Up Starter Kit
    Crafty Inking

    4 Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Mistakes to Avoid

    Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? Maybe you considered it but then thought, “I want to be a demonstrator, but I don’t know what to order in my starter kit!” I understand. When I started, I really wanted to be able to buy the products at a discount.  I figured I could do a couple shows to meet my quarterly minimum ($300.00) but mostly I just wanted to be a hobbyist. I had signed up to sell everything from Mary Kay to Princess House to Amway to Creative Memories over the years.  Anyone else get sucked into the excitement of a product and want to sell…

  • What to buy from teh Stampin Up Catalog
    Stamping Tips

    11 Tips – What to Buy from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog

    You open up the new catalog and you want it ALL!!!! How do you decide what to buy? This is a dilemma we all face.  Here are my 11 tips to help you decide what to buy from a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog When I first receive a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog, I flip through it once at a fairly normal rate and if something catches my eye I put a star next to it.  If I think maybe I would like it I put a question mark next to it. This is my quick visual for the first time through. After that, that’s when I get serious and decide…

  • Caed samples using Stampin up Parisian Blossoms Suite
    2020 Stampin Up Mini Catalog Samples,  Crafty Inking,  Projects

    Parisian Blossom Suite Samples from Crafty Inking

    Want to bring the magic and romance of Paris t your cards? The Parisian Blossom Suite has become one of my favorite suites of all time! I have always loved Paris themed photos and decorations.  I’ve never been to Paris, but there is something magical about the city even from afar. Romance, beautiful life, exquisite style and food, it’s enchanting. Therefore, when I saw the Parisian Blossoms Suite, I knew I had to have it. I had fun making some cards to share at my recent card event, Sale-a-Bration 2020 Catalog Kickoff Party and Bingo.  Usually my card class attendees make 2 of every card design at my monthly card…

  • Organize your craft space
    Craft Room

    6 Tools to Help Easily Organize Your Crafting Space

    One of my biggest challenges is keeping my craft room clean.  I love to craft but the creating process is so messy! Therefore, I need to keep some organization on my craft desk.  I’m going to share my 6 tools to organize your crafting space. I remember shortly after my husband and I finished setting up my craft room I was using my new big table and I had paper and stamps everywhere! (This is the norm when I’m in creation mode) My husband walked in to ask me a question then started to ask why everything was a mess. I explained it’s not a mess, it’s called creating.  He…

  • 3 Sale a bration project ideas
    Sale-a-Bration 2020

    3 Sale-a-Bration 2020 Mini Catalog Projects

    It’s that time of year again, Sale-a-Bration 2020 with Stampin’ Up! This time of year is when Stampin’ Up! releases their newest mini catalog AND for three months a bonus brochure of items you can get for FREE when you place a qualifying order from any of the current catalogs. It really is a celebration! There is always a big buzz with demonstrators when the new catalog is released early to us. We are so excited to see what we can start to craft with and share with you! (Want to get the catalogs early too? Join my Stampin’ Up team today! Click here for more information) This year’s mini…