Saturday, September 22, 2012

Play Time

Since no one RSVP'd for the additional Open House, I had time to play last night and today!  This first sample uses a technique called "Triple Time".  It looks ridiculously hard, but is actually incredibly simple.  The only one who has to work hard is ME, since I have to cut all that cardstock!  We'll be doing this card at the New Catalog 10/10 on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2:00 - 5:00.
I'm sorry for how dark this next one came out.  I love this set; it's from the Occasions Mini last spring and because of this and that, I wasn't able to use it in class.  We're still going to use it because I'm tired of getting rid of sets I love!  We just won't make this card, because I don't have enough of the little tags.  I saw this card last spring and decided I just HAD to make it.  

Well, I'll finish my "apple" and internet break (the Honey Crisp apples are here!) and get back to playing until Scott gets home from football!  Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the classes in October!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Great Green Idea

If you're like me, when you're planning a change around the house, the first stop is the paint center at your hardware store.  I always come home with a fist full of those paint chip cards.  My intention is always to bring them back if I don't use them...and then, well, you know what happens to those good intentions!  I've seen a lot of interesting paper art projects using them, and have wanted to do one for a while.  This one is REALLY great.  It's simple, it uses one of my new favorite sets, Serene Silhouettes, and the new Oval Accent Bigz Clear die.  The great thing about this new die is that it is clear so you can place it over a stamped piece and line it up just the way you want it.


LeeAnn is one of our Founders Circle members, which means she is in the top 100 of all SU! demo'rs.  Pretty impressive - and you can see why!  She used StaZon to stamp the image, offset the cut using the die, and added the verse and some white accent.  I can't tell if this is our white pen or if she used the glitter glue - either would be great.  I think the narrow ribbon is a terrific accent, and the black background really makes the color POP.

Don't forget - another Open House session coming up this Sunday, Sept. 23 - five free card projects and a whole ROOM of toys to play with!  RSVP, please.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Another Open House Session!

I have SO much stuff left to sell, old sets, accessories, and so on, and had some people who unfortunately weren't able to make it last weekend, so I'm going to have another session of Open House this weekend, Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2:00 - 5:00.  There's no cost - as in FREE - and you can drop in any time during the three hours.  You'll want to schedule enough time to do everything, though!  I have FIVE free card projects, plus a two tables full of stamps, ink, punches, cardstock, and blank card sets so you can play and make your own creations to take home, PLUS a Sizzix play area where you can try out our embossing folders and I can show you the newest Framelits - individual thin dies that you can place over a stamped image and cut out.  The Christmas sets would be perfect for making lots of great Christmas cards and gift materials!  Here's a couple of pictures to show you how it works.
Stamp the image

Place sharp edge down over the image and place on the very top of the platform on top of a cutting pad. Make a "sandwich" with a second cutting pad on top.

                                        Run through the Sizzix, remove, and pop the die out.

        See how perfectly it cuts?!
                                 This is the nice package the set comes in so you don't lose the pieces.

         Courtesy of SU! demo'r Kim Mouwen, a darling card using this set!
You can find the Scentsational Season set and Framelits Holiday Collection Dies on pg. 16 of the Holiday Catalog.  The set in wood is $18.95 (121026), clear is $14.95 (121190 and remember you have to factor in the cost of your acrylic mounts).  The Framelits are $24.95 (127814), and because Stampin' Up! is so wonderful, they're offering a BUNDLE with reduced prices!  The wood mount bundle is $36.95 (129945) and the clear mount bundle is $32.95 (129946).  If you can't wait until Sunday to have this, remember that you can order from my website 24/7 and there's a handy link in the upper right corner of the blog!

New Feature!

I've added a button for using PayPal to purchase class registration. This allows you to use a credit card to pay for classes and class packets since I can only take credit through SU! It's taken me a while to decide to do this because since my PayPal is business related I will end up paying a fee to them. However, I felt it was more important to make it easier for you guys to get signed up! Having said that, the option is always there to just email me with your request at, and mail me a check to 2517 E. Indigo Brush Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85048.

I have the New Catalog 10/10 listed, and both Christmas 10/10's, as well as a NEW class! I've decided, due to many recent requests, to do a Halloween Handouts class! This will be on Friday night, Oct. 26 from 6:30 - 9:30. It's $20, and we'll make a BUNCH of great give-aways for your friends, relatives, and co-workers for Halloween. Here's a sample of one project - many more in the days to come! The only difference between this sample and mine will be the ribbon, as she used something I don't have!

Don't miss out!

New name, same blog

I can't get anyone at Blogspot as a real person.  The info claims two people can't have the same URL, but that's patently not true, and since hers is older than mine, they lied when they said it was available.  SO, I have switched to Indigo Inking of You, which, of course, is part of my street name, and I thought that might be easy to remember.  Plus, there's some old Big Band songs with Indigo Blue in the title, and this reminds me of those!

The old blog is still there, but I don't see how anyone is going to find it without going through my SU! website first, and that's a pain - plus their blog isn't as nice as this one.  I'm going to make this blog the one you'll now see if you do go to the website.  Hopefully, now there won't be confusion.  I'm only going to transfer the last two entries, since everything else is so old.  My hope is to get to this a couple of times a week, like I used to.  It all depends on what my back does, though!  Cross your fingers, please!