Party Animals For Your Birthday

Use these cute trouble-free party animals to help celebrate birthdays.

Use these cute trouble-free party animals to help celebrate birthdays!

This cute swap card was created by fellow demo, Selene Kempton. This card is another great example of using the Balloon Adventures stamp set with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.
I love the fun, playful look of the party animals of the animals in the Party Animal Designer Series Background. I think it’s perfect for kids cards and I am pretty sure that there are a few adults (like me) who are just fine with receiving a card created with these fun-loving animals! Plus, these party animals are completely trouble-free! 
I love how the silver glimmer balloon jaunts off on its own. Isn’t it just like a balloon? Now that’s trouble! ha ha
I’m nearing the finish line for available prep time for my first upcoming open house this weekend – so I am going to hop off and get back to prepping! I’ll be loading my car up early to make my trek to Cedar Falls so I won’t have a blog post for you tomorrow so take some time to catch up on any back posts you might have missed and I will see you again on Monday!
Thank you so much for stopping by to learn and create with me. See you next time as we create, have fun, and share! Remember, you can be a happy shopper with me anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net. 

Muted Dragonfly Dreams With A Pop Of Copper

Vellum mutes soft suede background dragonflies while detailed dragonfly stands out in front with a pop of copper shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Vellum mutes Soft Suede background dragonflies while the Detailed Dragonfly stands out in front with a pop of copper.

This lovely Dragonfly Dreams card was created by fellow demo, Donna Bamesberger. Donna created it for our Diva swap but she credits the original idea to Jan Clothier. Since I don’t peruse the internet or Pinterest a lot, so I had not seen this card idea. I am very happy that she decided to CASE (acronym for copy and share everything) this card.

I have not pulled out the vellum for awhile so I am thinking it may be time!

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 purchase what you need to recreate this lovely Dragonfly Dreams card.


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!

Sealed With Love Anytime Card

Sealed With Love doesn't have to be just for Valentine's shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven.

Sealed With Love doesn’t have to be just for Valentine’s.

I adore this soft and pretty card created by fellow demo, Maria Pobre. Her intent was to create a card that could be used for any occasion; birthday, anniversary, just because, Mother’s Day, etc. I think she did good!

Did you notice that she stamped the heart from theĀ Sealed With Love stamp set on the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper? It’s so subtle that I almost missed it! It really adds a nice touch to the card.

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 purchase any of the items you need to create this card.


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!

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!

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 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!

Floral Love Note Card Full Of Happy Hearts

Floral love note card full of happy hearts created with Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up! shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Floral love note card full of happy hearts created with Sealed With Love.

This pretty swap card was created by Marcia Gay. I love how she used the Sweetheart Punch (or maybe it was a Sweet & Sassy Framelit) to cut the heart from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper. That’s perfect coordination right there!
This is a simple card layout made striking by the layers, texture and color combo.

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!

Cheerful Avant Garden Sunburst Card

Handmade card created using Avant Garden and Sunburst Die shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

This cheerful card was created by fellow demo, Dianne Teslak.

Dianne used the Sunburst Die in the creation of this card which makes it much easier than what it appears to be.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that Dianne 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!