It’s A Pluming Hey Chick Card!

Take a look at the unique card front on this pluming hey, chick! card shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Take a look at the unique card front on this pluming Hey, Chick! card.

This unique card with Hey, Chick! was created by fellow demo, Maria Pobre.
It’s no secret that I love this chick with the crazy plume in the Hey, Chick! Sale-A-Bration stamp set so it was pretty easy for me to fall in love with this card! It doesn’t hurt that she used Watermelon Wonder, either. I love that color and will hate to lose it!

This card front is unique and adds interest to the card. The card opens up by lifting up from the bottom. The focal point is attached to the flap at the top and the bottom is attached to the focal point which allows the inside of the card to peek through to the front and be part of the layered look adding a little more depth without extra thickness. Very nice!

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that she used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! 


Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!

Hooray In Dapper Denim Reverse Words

Stampin' Up! Reverse Words looks fabulous in Dapper Denim ink shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Look at how fantastic Reverse Words looks in Dapper Denim! 

When I first break open a stamp set, I don’t always create a card right away. Sometimes, I like to just “warm up” to the stamp set. Many times my warm ups end up creating inspiration for my cards. Warm ups are a fun way to get familiar with your stamps and not feel any pressure to create a card.
When my 2nd release Sale-A-Bration order came I had intended to come up with a card or two for my FB Live but as luck would have it, I was otherwise occupied and did not have time to prepare one. So, as unnerving as it was for me, I decided to do a warm up on FB Live! It ended up being kind of fun once I got going! This card ended up as a result of my warm up that night! You can watch that video here:

Reverse Words is a 2nd Release Sale-A-Bration set and is FREE with a $50 order! Place your order today to get your FREE Reverse Words stamp set and help support my creative sharing here at inkheaven.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can have fun shopping for your own creative supplies! 

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, share, and repeat!

What I Can’t Live Without – RemARKable Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

 

Darla at inkheaven in the can't live without remarkable sale-a-bration blog hop

I’ve been hexed by the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder!

Welcome to our RemARKable Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop featuring our “Can’t Live Withouts!”

Who knew a geometric shape could be so bewitching? When I saw the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder I knew I had to have it just because I had been so enthralled with the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog. However, as much fun as the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder was, it just didn’t have the versatility of the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder! Here is a list of just a few things you can create with this folder:

  • Chicken Wire
  • Honeycomb
  • Shiny Metal (Silver Foil Paper – think tool box)
  • Tile (floors or walls)
  • Cement Blocks (think walkways, patios, driveways)

I’m sure that there are many more applications that I have not thought of yet! For my sample today, I am showing you how it looks like honeycomb! This cute bag will hold the make and takes for the happy stampers at my Open House events in March!

This cute bag will hold the make and takes for my open houses in march by Darla Olson at inkheaven

One of my favorite cards that I created with the Hexagons Dynamic Folder uses my favorite Sale-A-Bration set, Hey, Chick, and you can see that card HERE.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used creating this bag below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can have fun shopping for your own creative supplies! Have fun shopping anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, share, and repeat!

Previous Hopper 
Susan Barasha Timchack

Next Hopper

Building A Thank You Card For The Guys

A fabulous thank you card for the guys created with the stampinup nailed it bundle shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

A fabulous thank you card for the guys created with the Stampin’ Up! Nailed It Bundle.

This thank you card is a swap built by fellow demo, Phyllis Strickland. 
She pretty much utilized most of the items in the Urban Underground Suite workroom to build this fabulous card. She added a pop of red to the Urban Underground color scheme which really makes the focal point stand out. It’s really quite stunning (in a masculine kind of way, of course!) Sometimes, building a thank you card for the guys can be daunting. But Phyllis knocked it out of the ball park using the Nailed It Bundle and Urban Underground suite of products.
For your convenience, I have shared her toolbox containing most of the supplies that she used building this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.


Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!


Beautiful You Reflection

This card created with Stampin' Up! Beautiful You has a reflection! Shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

This card has a beautiful reflection!

I have another jaw dropping swap share for you today. This gorgeous card was created by fellow demo, Nancy Endwright.
I have to tell you that the reflection created with the reverse image, window sheet and silver foil paper looks incredibly real. This was one of those swaps that keeps words tumbling out of your mouth after you open the envelope: WOW! Would you look at that? What a unique idea! How cool is that? I could go on, but you get the idea!

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that she used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.


Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!

Do You Have An Incredible Everyday Hero In Your Life?

Here is a fun card for the incredible everyday hero in your life shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Here is a fun card for the incredible everyday hero in your life.

I love swapping with other demonstrators. Let’s face it, we look at everything through our own filters, which can be very limiting! Take my stamping filters for instance: nature, flora, sentiments, these things make up the bulk of my stamping collection! Then along comes an amazing swap card like this one created by fellow demo, Kendra Richardson and I have to stop and examine how I ran this stamp set through my filters. To be honest, I think my filters didn’t even put it on my radar screen! So, bad, I know! I can honestly say I know several people who truly are incredible. I know quite a few moms who are raising children with special needs. They are amazing everyday heroes who, for the most part, go unnoticed in our world. They, themselves, do not consider themselves heroes, and yet there they are, everyday, fighting battles that many of us cannot even imagine. I think of the pressures in my life that cause me to buckle and I am, well, humbled, to say the least. Yes, this swap card changed my perspective and stood me on my head. Even if you don’t use the Everday Hero stamp set, I hope you will join me in remembering an everyday hero in your life today.
For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that she used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.


Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!



Do You Dream of Romantic Mediterranean Moments?

This beautiful card depicts a romantic, Mediterranean Moment and has been shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

This beautiful card depicts a romantic, Mediterranean Moment and has me dreaming of one!

This dreamy card is a swap card created by fellow demo, Anita Watson. 
I have to confess that as pretty as the Mediterranean Moments stamp set is, all I could think of when I saw it was, “Wow, that’s a lot of coloring!”
Most of my stampin’ friends know that a lot of detailed coloring is not my thing! However, Anita managed to pull off this fabulous card with just a wee bit of watercoloring, changing my perspective just a bit! Plus, she pulled in the Brick Wall embossing folder, which is perfect! I know that the sentiment points to Valentine’s Day, but to be honest, this card has the potential to be so much more than a Valentine’s Day card. Don’t you agree?
For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that she used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can have fun shopping for your creative supplies! Have fun shopping anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, share, and repeat!

Avant Garden Circle of Happiness Card

Stampin' Up's Avant Garden Create a Circle of Happiness shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Avant Garden Flowers Create a Circle of Happiness.

This pretty card was created by fellow demo, Kendra Richardson. The florals in this set are so pretty and I really like her color scheme. Her flowers are arranged in a circle which immediately made me think of a circle of happiness!
Being around my stampin’ friends is one of my happy places. I love being with them, stamping, laughing, and having a good time! The pretty Avant Garden set is a Sale-A-Bration set, which means you can get it for FREE! To learn more about Sale-A-Bration, click here.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that Kendra used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, share, and repeat!

Custom Tee Birthday Boy Card

Birthday Boy Card created with Stampin' Up! Custom Tee Bundle and Urban Underground shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

This Custom Tee Birthday Boy Card is Only One Reason to Own the Custom Tee Bundle!

This fabulous swap card created by fellow demo, Susan Barron confirmed two things for me; purchasing the Custom Tee Bundle and the awesome suite of Urban Underground products were very good choices! 
I love that the Custom Tee and Nailed It Bundles are so different and unique. I have a tendency to get stuck in a floral rut! 
This is a great card and I intend to make a few just like it!

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that she used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.


Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!

Hope Tomorrow Finds You Feeling Better In Kylie’s International Blog Highlight

Hope tomorrow finds you feeling better card created with Stylish Stems Framelits 

Hello Stampin’ Friends! I am excited to be highlighted in Kylie’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights, again! You will be able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be a part of an international blog hop, so please VOTE for my project! I would love to be a part of this special blog hop!

Our theme for this highlight is Get Well Soon! This theme worked out perfectly for me as I have a special stampin’ friend who has been ill and had surgery recently. I really needed a get well card! This card was quick and easy (my favorite kind) and I plan to make up a few to have some ready for the next time (even though I’m hoping I don’t have a next time! I really don’t like for my friends and family to not be well.)

Hope tomorrow finds you feeling card created with Stampin' Up! Stylish Stems, vote for Darla Olson at inkheaven

While pondering ideas for my get well card, I took a visual stroll through my supplies and this pretty sheet of butterflies from the Falling In Love DSP caught my eye.

Being a nature lover, and quite fond of sunny days, I couldn’t think of anything more cheerful than flowers surrounded by masses of beautiful butterflies, so that settled it!

I also knew that the easiest way to achieve that look would be to use the new Stylish Stems Framelits Dies as their special design would allow me to die cut the flowers right into the paper, immediately surrounding them with butterflies!

I took another visual stroll and the sentiment, “Hope Tomorrow Finds You Feeling Better,” from the My Hero stamp set caught my eye. Perfect! I have to put a plug in here for this very special set! When you purchase this set, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a very worthy cause! I can’t think of a more worthwhile purchase to add to your crafting supplies!

I finally landed on using a banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits for the sentiment. To help the sentiment “pop” just a little more and not be obscured by the butterflies, I layered it over another banner cut from Sweet Sugarplum card stock and then accented it with a Falling In Love Embellishment. The floral jewel is pretty and adds a bit of sparkle. The only thing that I did not add (only because I discovered that all three of my tubes where empty, gasp!) was a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the flower petals.

My goal was to not only provide you with a visually pretty card, but to also make it a card that could be easily duplicated. If you think that I have presented a visually pretty card that can be easily duplicated please go VOTE for me!

 Vote For My Project, Darla Olson at inkheaven!
If you are visiting my blog from the USA you can order any of the products that I used in creating this card from my 24/7 online store which is located at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.
For your convenience, I have provided links to the products below which will take you directly to my online store. 
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me (and for voting)! See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!