February 26, 2008


Sale-a-bration time is in full swing and many of you have taken advantage of this best of the best (in my opinion) Stampin' Up! sale.

As a reminder, this is the time you get a free stamp set for every $50 of product you purchase. The stamp sets can be found HERE and the promotion ends March 17th.

Here is a card I made using the So Many Scallops stamp set that can be earned free. The stamps are all scallops that fit the SU scallop punch.


Year of Cards

Below and on the Class Calendar (link at top of page) are the details for this event. It is a morning of card making! You will go home with 12 (or 24) completed, ready to use cards with envelopes.

During the morning you will move from station to station stamping, learning new techniques, seeing new products and using them. Also, there will be 12 door prizes randomly given away.

Let me know right away if you are interested, as we expect 80-100 stampers and need to get our stuff in order:)

Join us on Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 9am – 12pm!

Invite a friend

at Five Points Washington, 360 Wilmor Rd

Twelve INKcited Stampin’Up!® demonstrators are joining together to provide 12 fabulous hand-stamped cards featuring a variety of stamp sets, colors and accessories.

The Year of Cards event will feature

  • One hand-stamped “5-minute” card for every month of the yea
  • Special Stampin’ Up! purchasing incentives offered only to Year of Cards attendees
  • 12 door prizes, PLUS the chance to win a basket of stamping goodies valued at $75

Stamping options:

One of each of 12 cards w/ envelopes Cost: $20 per person

Two of each of 12 cards w/ envelopes Cost: $30 per person

What to bring:

adhesive (required)

scissors & card storage (optional)

Registration deadline: March 31, 2008.

Sorry, no refunds for cancellations after March 31. All registrations are transferable up to the morning of the event.

To register

email inkandpapercreations@gmail.com

call 815-646-4536.

Marble Technique

What I am about to show you is one of the pages in the advanced scrapbooking. Both classes were canceled for different reasons - weather (yes, snow) and family. Anyway, I decided to just showcase one of the projects here for all who want to see it. The other technique from that class will be done at our Michigan Scrap Weekend!

This technique is not my own. I saw it somewhere along the line, cannot remember where AND I am not really sure if this is the "official" name of the technique. However, here it is...

The eggs on this page

Alpha Stamp Set is Stampin' Up's Big Deal Alpha
The faces are blurry on purpose and the blank space is for my journaling:)

And the ornament on this card

Use this technique

1. Gather your supplies -
Crystal Effects or other clear glue
2 or 3 colors of reinker
2 sheets of acetate (I used transparency film)
White card stock

2. Put a generous amount of Crystal Effects on both pieces of transparency.

3. Using the brush, spread out the Crystal Effects.

4. Drop the first color of reinker on the Crystal Effects on ONE piece of transparency.

5. Add the other one or two colors of reinker. If you use too many colors or too much reinker the colors will muddy when they are smooshed in the next step.

6. Put the other transparancy on top of the reinked one.

7. Using your hand smoosh the inks

8. Lift off the top transparency and stick both of them to separate pieces of card stock

9. Use the marbled paper as desired. I cut out circles and ovals to use on my projects.

If you do this technique, leave me a comment. And, if you upload a picture of your project to an online gallery, leave the link so I can see it!

February 02, 2008

Refurbishing Your Versamark Pad

I use my versamark pad alot!Therefore, it gets dirty. Although it worked just fine, it was bugging me so I decided to go on a cleaning expedition and it worked!

Here is what I did:
  • Take a baby wipe and wipe it across the top of the versamark pad going over it many times.
  • Then, turn the pad upside down with the ink side touching a piece of white paper and smoosh it to get even more of the dirty stuff off.
  • Finally, reink the pad and leave it right side up so the ink will soak in (I usually store my versamark upside down so the ink is ready to use at the top of the pad)
  • Viola! a wonderfully refurbished versamark!
Hope it works for you.


Sale-a-bration is February 1-March 17th. This is the most fabulous time of the Stampin’ Up Year! During this time, for every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up products, you can pick out a free stamp set from the special Sale-a-bration brochure which you can see HERE.

Michigan Trip

The Michigan Stampin and Scrapin Getaway is back! This is the same trip as last year only we have moved it off of Sunday. The trip is packed with prizes, demonstrations, classes and lots of free work time. Grab some friends and sign up or just come and make new friends.

Join us on our

2nd Annual

"Stampin -n- Scrapin Frenzy"

Weekend in Saugatuck, MI

Thurs-Sat, April 3-5, 2008

$199.00 per person (see payment schedule below)

*Price includes charter bus fare, 5 meals, two night's lodging and lots and lots of gifts, prizes and surprises!

Prepare yourself for STAMPIN AND SCRAPIN good time!! We will head on up to Saugatuck, MI to Pine Trail Camp where we will all nest down for the night for 45 hours of Stampin and Scrapin Heaven! A Stampin Up and Close to My Heart Consultant will be on hand with supplies for all the great new ideas that will be demonstrated throughout the weekend and for the replenishment of supplies used. Everyone will be given a bunk to sleep in (if necessary) and one building will be set up with tables for everyone to grab space and call home for some major CREATIVITY!

Please bring a sleeping bag/sheets, towel, a snack to share, and your creative supplies for a weekend of fun! Also, if you are a stamper, please bring a finished card to share and if you are a scraper, please bring a finished 12x12 page to share.

DEPARTURE: 9:00 A.M. Lauri Young's House, Bradford (3 miles North of Bradford & 1/4 mile

9:30 A.M. Bunker Hill Church of God, Buda E. of Rt. 40)

10:00 A.M. Old Sullivan's Parking Lot, Princeton

(We will depart Saugatuck, MI on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. We will return on Saturday after a possible shopping frenzy at a Michael’s on the way home!)

$25.00 non-refundable but transferable deposit due at time of registration

Contact Lauri Young



Barb Fehr