Carols of Christmas Sings Peace on Earth

Carols of Christmas Peace on Earth Christmas card

Create a Peaceful Scene With Carols of Christmas

Don’t you just love the peaceful scene on this card created with the Carols of Christmas bundle? I can almost see the deer’s ears twitching as it senses me watching him!  Furthermore, the scene on this card is perfect for the Peace on Earth sentiment which comes in the bundle.  Also, if you listen carefully with your eyes, and imagination, you can almost hear this card sing, “peace on earth!”

For me, there is nothing more soothing than being out in nature. The sound of critters going about foraging and the serenity of the stillness when they are bedded down,  are both things that calm my spirit.  Big cities like Colorado Springs tend to drown out the soothing sounds of nature. For this reason, I really miss the bike trail in Waverly, Iowa, back near my hometown.  The trail is alive with the sounds of nature! Plus, biking it is good exercise!

Carols of Christmas Inspiration and Creation

Inspiration for this card was taken from on of our demonstrator publications called, “Stampin’ Success.” This publication is filled with inspiration, techniques, and class ideas.  If you would like to receive this awesome publication, all you need to do is join my team!  You can read more about that opportunity here.

Since I love nature so much, I fell in love with the card immediately.  However, the original card design used designer series paper for the background.   Unfortunately, background paper is not very practical for a large number of make and takes, so I needed to use a different design element. Thankfully, the Carols of Christmas stamp set included those nifty little stars! The stars were perfect for creating a background with repetitive stamping.  The background of stars is stamped in black ink on Crumb Cake for a woodsy, night-time feel. In addition, I accented the stars with Black Rhinestone Jewels. I have a tutorial for this card, complete with instructions and a supply list: Click Here for Tutorial

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Darla Olson at inkheaven wishing you stamping happiness always

Carried Away With A Lift Me Up Card Bonanza!

How would you like to get carried away with a lift me up card bonanza? Get a free supply packet with your $150 order by February 20, 2017 from Darla Olson at inkheaven.

How would you like to get carried away with a Lift Me Up Card Bonanza?

Have you seen this great video tutorial shared by Stampin’ Up! showing how to create these 12 awesome cards?

Wasn’t that just totally fabulous? I know what I am going to be doing for my next batch of birthday, thinking of you, and just because cards!

To make it easy for you, I have posted all the items that you will need to have to create these fabulous cards at the bottom of this post. (Please note that the bundle isn’t necessary, but you save 10% with the bundle and get the fabulous Up and Away Thinlits, so why wouldn’t you?) Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can place your order. Did you know that the Carried Away Designer Series Paper and the Card Tin are both Sale-a-bration items that you can get for FREE with a $100 order! You will want that card tin to put all of your fabulously handcrafted cards in! The tins also work well for embossing folder and die storage as well!

However, if you place a $150 order with me by March 31st, you will receive $15 in Stampin’ Rewards and 3 Sale-A-Bration items of your choice from Stampin’ Up! AND

To sweeten the pot, if you place your order of $150 by February 28th with me, here is what you will get from me!

  • You will receive all the pre-cut supplies you need to make all 12 cards, plus the envelopes! How sweet is that? When you place your online order make sure that you DO NOT select *no contact* or I will not know where to send your FREE packet of supplies to create these 12 fabulous cards!
  • Your FREE Packet will be postmarked no later than March 15th, depending on when you placed your order. For those of you attending my Open House in Cedar Falls or Charles City, Iowa; you will receive your packet at my Open House!

In addition, if you order the Lift Me Up bundle through me, you will also be given an added BONUS for my upcoming Lift Me Up Online Class complete with Videos and tutorial sheets! My online class will consist of 4 Lift Me Up cards that I created as a Display Stamper for OnStage 2016 Kansas City. This online class will be offered for the one time BONUS PRICE OF $15 (valued at $25) to those who purchase the bundle through me and will be available in March! Remember, only those who order the bundle through me will be receiving the BONUS price on their class! You will receive a special link via email to order at the BONUS price! So, don’t delay! Click on any of the images below to be taken to my 24/7 online store to take advantage of these special offers! The clock is ticking! You can be a happy shopper with me anytime at

If you are not familiar with my tutorial sheets, you can see one and download it from HERE.

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

What Size Is That Stampin’ Up! Framelit?

Inkheaven Lowdown: A free download on demensions for the Stampin' Up! Layering & Stitched Shapes Framelits by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Inkheaven Lowdown: A free download on dimensions for the Stampin’ Up! Layering & Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

Do you ever find yourself wishing that you knew the dimensions for the Stampin’ Up! Layering and Stitched Shapes Framelits? Wish no more! I have the lowdown on those dimensions in this handy chart that you can download and save (just CLICK HERE to download).

You can keep this handy little reference next to your stamping area and with a quick glance, know exactly what size circles, squares, or ovals that your dies will cut!

I will also be referencing these handy sizes in my Inkheaven Tutorials when I use these framelits on a card or project!

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Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me.

Free Inkheaven Colorcast Download!

Color Schemes download for the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven

Click to Download and Print Chart

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

I have a free download for you today! This download is a quick and easy reference to all the wonderful color schemes contained in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure Designer Series Paper!

No more flipping through the catalog to find the color schemes! Just click on the image above to download and print this handy reference chart!

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me! Enjoy the freebie!

You Send My Heart Spinning!

You Send My Heart Spinning

This card was sooo much fun to create! The sentiment is not a stamp, however, so I am providing a FREE Download (click the enjoy button below for the free download) for you so you can create this card! I know that many of you do not know how to use RGB codes and create files like this – so I have done it for you!


The inspiration for this card was our 37th wedding anniversary! Look how young we were! I just realized that this year I have officially been a demonstrator more than half of my married life! My sweetheart is my #1 fan!

For your convenience the most of the items I used in creating this card are shown below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you may purchase what you need to recreate this fun card! Thank you so much for stopping by!