Color Me Happy With Stampin’ Blends!

Color me happy stamp set is perfectly designed for use with the Stampin' BlendsColor me happy kit is easy and cute

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bundle and Save 10% With The Color Me Happy Bundle

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products in the Color Me Happy Bundle and save 10%:

Color Me Happy Stamp Set 

You’ll be colored happy every time you create with this stamp set. Don’t delay purchasing the Color Me Happy Project Kit as it will only be available while supplies last! In conjunction with the kit, the stamp set will be available as long as kit supplies last. The line-art images are perfect for learning coloring techniques using the Stampin’ Blends!

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Color Me Happy Project Kit

Color everyone happy when they get one of these cards! Kit includes enough supplies for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. Ink and adhesive sold separately.

Kit includes:
• 16 card bases, 4 each of 4 designs
• 16 envelopes with printed design inside, 4 each of 4 designs
• Gold foil accents
• Die-cut cardstock background and accents
• Printed and gold foil die-cut accents
• White Baker’s Twine
• Mini Pool Party tassels
• Circle and star sequins
• Gold foil tape

Coordinating colors in the kit are:

Basic Black, gold foil, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry

Completed Projects From the Kit

Completed Color Me Happy Bundle Projects
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Color Me Happy Card Kit Using Stampin’ Blends Video

Watch this video for tips on using the Stampin’ Blends and assembling the cards in your kit.

Darla Olson at inkheaven wishing you stamping happiness always

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!

Lift Me Up Puts Love In The Air For Valentine’s Day

Handmade card created with Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up Bundle shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Bundle puts love in the air! 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This was a fun card to put together. The different levels of layer and texture give it great visual interest and except for placing the balloon basket, very easy! (And that really wasn’t hard, it just required a few extra steps.)
It is difficult to see in the photo but the balloon is cut out of the Real Red and recessed into the Whisper White. The clouds add another dimension as they are cut out with the dies and layered on top of the card. And, with the Falling Petals Folder adding “hearts” to the Real Red layer it looks great! 
To get the basket placed, I lightly tacked down my Real Red layer and lightly penciled in where the basket needed to be stamped. Then I removed the Real Red layer and stamped my balloon basket over my outlined area. This is one place where photopolymer would have appealed to the lazy side of my stamping! However, I have this set in clear mount so I had to pull out my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the proper placement (woe is me, right? I’m such an eyeball-er! ha ha). Once the basket was stamped the Real Red layer could be permanently applied to the Whisper White card base. (Note: The balloon was die cut prior to being ran through the Falling Petals folder.) 
After the Real Red layer in set in place, it’s pretty easy to center the love heart in the center of the balloon.  
Since the clouds are die cut and added on top those are pretty simple. I did have to stamp the sentiment on Whisper White prior to die cutting my cloud. It.Just.Fits! I layered those with glue dots. I wanted just a “little” pop-up.
Have I mentioned before how much I love the Falling Petals embossing eolder? I love how it looks like hearts and can’t wait to start playing with it more as a floral texture later. It’s been a great texture add to those Valentine Cards! 
Did you know that just purchasing the Lift Me Up bundle and the Falling Petals embossing folder earns you a free Sale-A-Bration set? That alone puts my heart up in the air! Check out the fantastic Sale-A-Bration items:
Click here to see the FREE Sale-A-bration items!
For your convenience, I have provided links (just click either image below) to these two fabulous items that will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can put them in a shopping cart and get your FREE Sale-a-Bration item! Don’t miss out on the hours of fun having these in your craft room will bring! Sale-A-Bration will be over before we know it!
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me! See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!
  

Happy Stamper With Designer Tee

Handmade card created with Designer Tee and Custom Tee shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven
I’m a Happy Stamper!

I love this card created by fellow demo, Nancy Endwright! It’s my favorite kind of card; simple and pretty.

This card describes me this past weekend! I spent considerable amounts of time in my stamp room due to an ice storm threat. The timing of the storm kept getting pushed back so we probably could have gotten out of the house, but it’s here now! Either way, it was fun to spend a good part of my day getting things done in my stamp room. I intend to have a do-over today! Most of the businesses around here are closed. Even my hubby has a gratuitous day off today! As most of his days off from work are days off due to a migraine – we will give thanks for a migraine free, day off.

Nancy used the Stitched Shapes Framelits on her card – which are back in stock and can be ordered again! I love these Framelits and the way they coordinate with our Layering Squares, Circles, and Ovals dies! The only thing that would have made these cooler would have been a few stitched hearts! She also used Designer Tee which is a FREE Sale-A-Bration set! Purchase the Custom Tee Bundle and one of any of the other items she used and you will get this set for FREE! How awesome is that?

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that Nancy 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! Don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is? You can learn all about it HERE! 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!

Hey, Chick! Have a Happy Day!

Handmade card created with Hey, Chick! shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Hey, Chick! Have a Happy Day!

Hey, Chick! Time for some freebies as Sale-A-Bration starts today! This chick is totally me during Sale-A-Bration! Look at the size of that worm! Yeppers, Sale-A-Bration and freebies make for a lot of happy hens days everything! I created this card with, “Hey, Chick” which is a FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. The chicks are a hoot! I love them! I paired this chick up with a couple of other sets: Swirly Bird for the flower and Balloon Adventures for the “worm.”  The happy hen was colored in lightly with the new Watercolor Pencils and blended with a blender pen. Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net

How does Sale-A-Bration work? Here’s the deal:

For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 US/$330 CAD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 USD/$35 CAD more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD/$135 CAD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

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

Year-End Close Out Reminder!

Year-End closeouts December 1, 2016-January 3, 2017 available while supplies last at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net

Well – tonight we usher out the old year and bring in the new! I thought this might be a good time for a friendly reminder that the Year-End close outs will only be available for a few more days! All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3rd. The items that are currently being discounted due to high inventory during this sale will default back to regular price on January 4th! Please remember that all available products can be viewed on the online store. If they are not on the online store, they are no longer available!

One of my favorites from this Holiday Catalog was Santa’s Sleigh so I thought I’d share this card with you today. This images in this great bundle are timeless and will be perfect for so many projects in the years to come! Be a happy shopper with me at inkheaven anytime by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net

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

Handmade card with star-studded, rustic, snowy trees created with Santa's Sleigh shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Star-Studded Rustic and Snowy Trees

Peace & Happiness To You

Handmade Christmas Card Idea Using Stitched With Cheer at Inkheaven

I love this swap card created by fellow demonstrator, Maria Probe, featuring this fabulous sentiment! Who doesn’t wish for peace and happiness for their loved ones? Great things about this card:

  • The sentiment really pops out and is nicely framed with the holly and berries for a great focal point
  • Small amount of Presents and Pinecones DSP anchors the bottom and provides a nice color combo and ties into the holly and berries on the focal point
  • It has a great subtle stamped background on the top 2/3rds of the card base
  • It has a nice pop of cherry cobbler dividing the background into 1/3 and 2/3 and framing the focal point
Well done, Maria! Love your card immensely! It’s a favorite! 
For your convenience, I have provided a list of most of the items that Maria used in creating her card. Clicking on any of the images below will take you to my 24/7 online store. Right now is a great time to shop with me! The year end close outs are fantastic! Check them out and shop with me and my inkheaven anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Technique Wow With Cable Knit Dynamic Folder

Technique Wow With Cable Knit Dynamic Folder @ Inkheaven

This swap card was jaw-dropping! It was created by fellow demonstrator, Angie Brailsford using the, Ink Direct-to-Folder Technique. This made the texture in the Cable Knit Folder stand out in an amazing way!

I have to confess, I have not yet tried this technique with this folder, but it is on my radar! I will be sure to share a video with you when I get it accomplished!

Meanwhile, if you try this amazing technique before I do, I would love to see your creation, or hear your tips!

If you are not familiar with the Cable Knit Folder here is a video that demonstrates how to use it:

For your convenience, here is a list of most of the products that she used to create this amazing card. Tin of Tags is on the retired list and must be ordered by December 21st to guarantee availability. After that, availability is only while supplies last! Clicking on any image will take you to my 24/7 online store. Shop with me anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net! Thank you so much for stopping by my Inkheaven.

Have You Hung Your Stockings, Yet?

Hang Your Stockings Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

This pretty swap card was created by fellow demonstrator, Teri Bean. It has a lot of design elements and yet, it is still simple. The embossed background brings a lot of visual interest to the simple layout. I love it!

For your convenience, here is a list of most of the items she used in the creation of this card. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can shop to your hearts content (please do!) Thank you so much for stopping by!


Wishing You A Joyful Christmas

Wonderful Year Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

I created this card using Wonderful Year. I am rather fond of sentiments with nice big interesting fonts because they make for quick and easy cards.

This card is simple; however, it is not as plain as it appears at first glance. I added wink of stella over the Joyful font and the banner under the Christmas fond. I also added some to the two stamped elements at the top and bottom of the card (which shows up in this picture a little bit).

Adding washi tape gave it a little more visual interest. This card has a somewhat masculine look which I like.

If you like creating quick and easy cards, then this one will make you happy!

The stamp set and the washi tape are on the retired list so don’t delay in placing your order!

For your convenience, I’ve listed the items I used creating this card below and clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can check them out along with all of the great year-end closeouts! Thank you so much for stopping by!