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 www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

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!

Copy That Card In The Catalog, Please!

Copy Stampin' Up! catalog samples for fun and easy card making! Tutorial shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Have you really looked at your Occasions Catalog and noticed how many great card samples there are to copy?

Balloon Adventures has a wonderful display of cards to copy!

I have copied this card. A bunch! I have all my February birthday cards made and except for the hand-written message, they are ready to send out!

My photography skills are not quite up to par with the creatives at Stampin’ Up! But I will share my card rendition all the same! Here it is! Aren’t you impressed? Since I have done all the leg work of figuring out supplies and dimensions, I have put together a tutorial with all of that information for you! Use the supply list on the tutorial to help you place your order.
You can click here to download!

Quick & Easy Balloon Adventures card copied from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog by Darla Olson at inkheaven

If you need a little more than a tutorial, I did stamp this card on FB Live (I had some difficulties in the beginning with my FB App. It “quit working unexpectedly” and closing on me so forgive the beginning, it has a rough start as I went live on my tablet to let everyone know I was having tech difficulties!)

Don’t forget that you can always use the layout and switch things up a bit! Different color combinations give different looks to the same layout! Check out this great switch shared by Shannon West of Stampin’ Up! It is the same card but the switch gives it an amazing look!

A color scheme switch shared by Shannon West of Stampin' Up! using the Balloon Adventures set shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

How fabulous is that? I plan on taking some fun adventures in stamping with this amazing bundle! I hope you will take the adventure with me! The Balloon Adventures bundle is perfectly priced for Sale-A-Bration! To get started on this fun stamping adventure, you can click the Balloon Adventures image below to be taken to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase the Balloon Adventures bundle and choose a free Sale-A-Bration item! I will be here to take the adventure with you! Thank you for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Sending Love With The RemARKable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration

Sending out some love from Inkheaven with the RemArkable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration!

Hello Stampin’ Friends! When Janet invited me to join her blog hop; I have to admit, I felt a wee bit intimidated! It didn’t help that it is my first blog hop of this kind, either! I have given a lot of thought as to what I would be sharing on the hop. Obviously, I wanted my project to be pretty, but that is not what I was considering…
Janet just recently reached her 1 million dollars in sales achievement with Stampin’ Up! (Congratulations, Janet!). I have watched Janet for many years (she was a Rising Star in my early years). I have always loved her RemARKable logo and loved watching her wave her banner across the stage and send a little love back to the people who got her there. It was inspiring. 
With the advent of blogging, Facebook, and You Tube arriving on the Stampin’ Up! scene, I’ve gotten to watch her a little more and have come to love her spirit of sharing anything Stampin’ Up! Her spirit of sharing is truly remARKable! So, I came to the conclusion that my post must have something a little more to share to make it special!
I decided that a card sending out a little love would be appropriate, so here it is:
Handmade card created with Sealed With Love Bundle, Stampin' Up! and downloadable tutorial shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Sending Love With The RemARKable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration
And, in the remARKable spirit of sharing, I have a tutorial for you to download so you can easily create this card and send out a little love yourself.

Just click on the image to download the tutorial.

Sending Love RemARKable Hop Card Tutorial  Click Here To Download
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL

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

Below are links to the previous, and the next, hoppers who are sending out a little Stampin’ Up! love and sharing some remARKable projects.

Previous Hopper:
Laura Pizzirusso

Next Hopper:
Leonie Shroder

Sending Love Sweet Mailbox

Video Tutorial for The Sending Love Suite Mailbox and More with Darla Olson, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator at Inkheaven
The Sending Love Suite Makes A Sweet Mailbox!

The Sending Love Suite Makes A Sweet Mailbox! (Video Tutorial)

Hello Stampin’ Friends!
The Sending Love Suite from Stampin’ Up! was just begging to have a sweet little mailbox! I have had a this mailbox project on my Sweethearts board on Pinterest for the longest time and when I bought the Sending Love Bundle I knew I wanted to take a stab at it! I bought this bundle specifically to do fun little things like this! It’s perfect for fun little cards and sweet treat projects!
I did a FB Live Video sharing this project and several other fun little projects that you can check out here:

Just some notes regarding the mailbox project:

  • I did test out the Banner Framelits and the smallest one is perfect! I will be sharing my tips for that on my FB Live on Thursday evening, January 26th at 7 p.m.!
  • Changing the Whisper White from 3″ to 5″ for the mailbox and scoring at 1″ at each end works way better than the instructions I followed for my video!
  • I also tested my idea for gluing 2 arrows back to back – that works great as well!
Like my Facebook Page here so you don’t miss any of my stamping videos for more fun little projects like this!
If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator and help you to create, have fun, and repeat! Purchase your Sealed With Love Bundle at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net so you can have fun creating your own sweet little mailboxes (and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, learn more here)!
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me.

Happy National Organization Month! Let’s Organize Our Stampin’ Up! Stamps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

Happy National Organization Month! Today I am sharing my very first full length video and talking about how to keep track of our beautiful Stampin’ Up! stamps!

I am very excited about this and I hope you will find it helpful!

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

Dragonfly Dreams Card Meets Tie-Dyed

Handmade card created with Dragonfly Dreams by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Dragonfly Dreams

I love dragonflies. I have been fascinated with them since childhood. Between their unique flying ability and the iridescent shimmer of their wings in the sunshine they are intriguing and dreamy!

This card features Dragonfly Dreams, but the real secret is the Tie-Dyed background. I wanted to catch the shimmer of sunlight for a background and I had purchased Tie Dyed expressly for it’s capability to produce unique backgrounds, so I pulled it out for this card and got to playing! I originally created this card for my hubby’s birthday, but it was so much fun that I decided to do more for a swap. Each card turned out with a unique background.

I used a Watercolor Technique for the background. It is one of my favorite techniques for unique backgrounds! I shared a FB Live video tutorial for this technique here. This card will be in my Dragonfly Dreams class later this year and I am so excited to share it with you in class.

Every once in awhile I like to write. Usually, it’s a way to express whatever flood of emotions I am feeling. I wrote this in 2004 when my uncle passed away. Since it shares some of my feelings on dragonflies, I thought I would share it with you today.

Memories…
Of childhood
Hot summer days
Dragonflies flitting, buzzing
Wings shimmering in the sun
Fascinated, awed, slightly afraid
Following, but not too close
Happy, warm, carefree

Memories…
Like dragonflies
Flitting, buzzing in my mind
Shimmering in my heart
Fascinated, awed,
By the clarity of yesteryear,
I follow close
Happiness and warmth
Comfort me in my sorrow

By Darla S. Olson 2004

I hope you enjoyed my card and my writing. Thank you for allowing me the liberty of a lengthier post that isn’t necessarily all about stamping.

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 be a happy sale-a-bration shopper and get free stuff! 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!


Coming Soon! A Haunted House Near You!

What an amazing swap card created by fellow demonstrator, Katie Brandt!

I was really tempted by this Ghoulish Grunge set in the holiday catalog. Mostly because I feel that it has so much more potential than just Halloween. I really like multi-purpose stamp sets. I may decide to bite, yet. I have a little time…

Katie’s card reminded me of the Haunted Houses sponsored by the Jaycee’s that I used to frequent when I was much younger. A whole group of us would go. It was a ton of fun. Now, I think I would rather just stamp a card…

I have a couple of FB Live video’s if you would like to check them out at the bottom of this post. One is to explain how to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. Unfortunately, I had some technical difficulties and lost sound before the end – but hopefully – you can get the gist of 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. Thank you so much for stopping by!


How to Get Good Results Water Coloring With a Blender Pen

I created this card because…I am a delinquent daughter. Gulp! There…I said it! You heard it right! I was so busy at the end of May and the first part of June with new catalog launches and preparing for classes that I never got a Father’s Day card sent to my dad. What? I know…it’s terrible! I’ve been late before…but usually not this late! But, I am guessing that he will be tickled about getting it anyway, even if it is late!

This card was water-colored using blender pens. If you’d like to watch my video for tips on how to get good results with a blender pen head on over to my FB Page:

For your convenience, here is a list of most of the items I 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. Thank you so much for stopping by!

A Fun Card For National Watermelon Day

I created this fun card in honor of National Watermelon Day yesterday! I put it together on FB Live if you would like to see the video:

For your convenience, here is a list of most of the items I 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. Thank you so much for stopping by!


Background Watercolor Video Tutorial With Floral Phrases

This card was my absolute favorite of the three cards we did in my Floral Boutique Suite classes. The soft water-colored background is stunning and very easy to do! I demonstrated this technique on FB Live and if you watch it all the way to the end there is also a little tip for getting more shimmer with the clear Wink of Stella. You watch the video here:

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used in the creation of this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online page where you will want to add them to your cart so you can have them delivered right to your door (and earn those $5 Bonus Coupons!) Haven’t heard about those coupons? Check it out! It’s the last week to earn those coupons so don’t procrastinate! Thanks so much for stopping by!