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Last Call for Sale-a-Bration with The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2018. This month our theme is Last Call for Sale-a-Bration!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog –Lisa Pretto @ InkBig Academy Stamps or you may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you don’t miss any of the projects and inspiration.

 

First, I feel like I need to introduce myself since it has been so long since I have blogged! #bloggerwoes

But here is the deal: I don’t love to blog. Yep, it just isn’t my jam.

But you know what I do love? Facebook 

and I love connecting and sharing with you, and I feel like I can do a better job of that on Facebook.

So 2 things:

I am committing to #365creativechallenge. I am going to share for 365 days straight on my FB page AND do a giveaway each day for those who stop by and comment. So make sure you are part of my page HERE 

Secondly, I am going to use my WEEKLY newsletter to offer sales, specials and PDFs. So make sure you are signed up for that HERE

and I will blog occasionally when I am doing blog hops with my team, because that is way fun!

So today’s theme is all about the LAST CALL for SaleABration. SaleABration comes to a close the end of March and I have a couple items that I have fallen in love with and do not want you to miss out on!

This Spring Time Foils Designer Series Paper has to be one of my most favorite Stampin’Up! papers ever. It is stunning metallic prints on a creamy background. You know I am a clean and simple girl so I like to use it just as it is. But I have seen it colored and sponged to create one of a kind backgrounds.

  • 12 sheets of 12 x 12 paper
  • 3 each of four designs
  • Silver, Gold and Rose Gold
  • FREE with a $50 purchase

Confession time: I actually have 2 sets of the Celebrate Thinlit Dies because I was worried I might misplace one and knew I would want a back up. I love words and these sentiments perfectly cover almost every occasion!

They are one of the products you can earn for free with a $100 order during SAB, DEFINITELY worth it! I am smitten!

So here is my clean and simple card showcasing the two Stampin’Up! SaleABration items I sure don’t want you to miss:

Stampin'Up! SaleABration, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, Celebrate You thinlit dies, papercrafting, DIY, technique, tutorials

Details:

  • The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. I lightly score it before folding for a clean crisp fold line.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 x 5 1/4″ and the top layer of Whisper White is 3 3/4 x 5″
  • The Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper is cut to 2″ wide. It is attached to a piece of Basic Black that is 2 1/4″ wide.
  • I then laid it across the card front and trimmed off the excess (and saved it of course to use on another project!)
  • The sparkly “celebrate” was cropped out using the Celebrate You thinlits and Stampin’Up! Gold Glimmer Paper. i like to use our Fine Tipped Glue Pen to adhere the sentiment to the card.

Stampin'Up! SaleABration, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, Celebrate You thinlit dies, papercrafting, DIY, technique, tutorials

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog –Lisa Pretto @ InkBig Academy Stamps, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.


Stampin’Up! Hold onto Hope stamp set, 3 ways!

First, I feel like I need to introduce myself since it has been so long since I have blogged! #bloggerwoes

But here is the deal: I don’t love to blog. Yep, it just isn’t my jam.

But you know what I do love? Facebook 

and I love connecting and sharing with you, and I feel like I can do a better job of that on Facebook.

So 2 things:

I am committing to #365creativechallenge. I am going to share for 365 days straight on my FB page AND do a giveaway each day for those who stop by and comment. So make sure you are part of my page HERE 

Secondly, I am going to use my WEEKLY newsletter to offer sales, specials and PDFs. So make sure you are signed up for that HERE

and I will blog occasionally when I am doing blog hops with my team, because that is way fun!

I do have a fabulous share for you today from my InkBigAcademy Design Team that showcases the Hold on to Hope Bundle from the Occasions Catalog…..plus I have even more samples of this over on my Facebook Page today.

The Hold on to Hope bundle is such a beautiful set that you can use not only year round, but will make spectacular Easter cards

I love the monochromatic look of Fresh Fig on the card below.

Both the Brick Wall embossing folder and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper add so much interest.

Stampin'Up! Hold on to Hope stamp set, bundle, Easter card, papercrafting, DIY, Tutorial, Technique

Lemon Lime Twist….can we have a moment. I have to be honest that when I got a preview of this color I was not excited. But once I had it in my craft room? It is my number one go to color. I love how well it plays with others and has a retro/hip/modern feel …. is that even a thing?

Isn’t this card so fresh and bright and cheery?

the church that I belong to has a Good Friday service that I rarely miss. It begins at noon and finishes at 3 pm. One of the last things they do is shroud the cross. It is so emotion filled….luckily we take the shroud off on Sunday morning, but that imagery will always stay with me.

Those emotions are so strikingly conveyed in the card below, and isn’t that sentiment just perfect?

I have some more samples of this bundle on my Facebook page today so be sure to pop over there, leave a comment and be entered to win today’s giveaway.

and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter where I will share a weekly special, along with PDF’s for your use!

Happy Friday xoxo

lisa

What I have been stamping….

come see what I have been creating in my stamp studio this week! stampinup, holiday cards, gift tags, papercrafts

I have OFFICIALLY finished my holiday stamping!! #woohoo

So today I will share my last tags and gift card holders….and then be sure to check back or sign up for notices because I have some super fab sneak peeks on their way!

Okay, so here are the SUPER SIMPLE goodies I made by the dozens!

I just adore the Foil Snowflakes and Black Rhinestones from the Stampin’Up! Holiday Catalog. AND they fit in perfectly with my wrapping theme of Silver, Red, and Black.

These were just a piece of 4 1/4 x 2 3/4″ Whisper White folded with a sentiment embossed in front in Silver. A smattering of black rhinestones, foil snowflake, and silver trim makes them festive yet easy.

Stampin'Up! holiday christmas gift tags, gift card holders, DIY, papercrafts, tutorial

I have reached that point in “mom-hood” where there are a lot of gift cards under the tree and in the stockings. I do like to make them a little more special by blinging them up and this is by far the easiest way to do it.

Start with a piece of paper that measures 7 3/4 x 5″. I used the stunning Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. I scored it at 2 1/2 x 6″. Add a little Tear Tape to create a pocket on one side, slide in a gift card and add a belly band.

Foil Snowflakes and Embossing once again add a quick finished look

Stampin'Up! Holiday Christmas Gift Card Holder, DIY, Papercrafts, tutorial

I have to tell you that as I watermarked this photo I thought “it kind of looks like a toilet seat” LOL!! Umm, not the look I was going for at all!

These last 2 came out a little blurry, but agian a fun use of our Foil Snowflakes!

I will be giving away a super fun Stampin’Up! goodie with each “What I Have Been Stamping” post so be sure to comment! I would love to know what YOU think of these new posts <3

Last week’s winner is Cari Polodna! Cari be sure to email me your snail mail address [email protected]

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Who doesn’t love FREE SHIPPING?!

I need to order some more ribbons for packaging up goodies and I can ALWAYS use more folded notecards, Whisper White Cardstock, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, adhesives of all sorts and DIMENSIONALS….because if I don’t have at least 10 packs at the ready I get a little nervous!

So today is a great chance to stock up AND if you haven’t purchased the Stampin’Up! Season to Sparkle stamp set yet, my Design Team is totally going to make you want it #seriously #gorgeous. Reminder it retires soon and will be unavailable beginning January 2nd.

Here is what the stamp set looks like

Stampin'Up! season to sparkle stamp set

it is also part of a bundle and when you order the framelits at the same time you can save 10%

item #146225, $45

and check out these samples:

I love a rustic glam look and this one is impressive!

Stampin'Up! Season to Sparkle stamp set, Holiday Catalog, tips, techniques, tutorials, christmas, DIY, papercrafts

White embossing, a little watercolor and the Baby Wipe Technique make this a fun and special birthday cardWho knew that chandelier would also make the most perfect vase? Perfect to hold a trio of flowers made with the Stampin’Up! Daisy Punch, and those sparkly middles are courtesy of the Clear Faceted Gems

I love the colored rhinestones that make the perfect bling courtesy of a Bermuda Bay Blends

This is a WOW thanks to some great heat embossing on the background. Clear Embossing on Black always impresses. The Chandelier was cropped from our Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and ofers up an impressive sparkle. A show stopper for sure!

A shabby chic take on Christmas with the perfect pop of red on this final sample!

I told you that you would be impressed with these samples from the InkBig Design Team! I would love to know which one is your favorite!

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Tags and Trimmings with the InkBig Design Team

I started pulling out my Christmas Decorations yesterday. #love Now nothing goes up until after Thanksgiving but I like to assess every year and decide what goes where and what I might want more of. I always want more 😉 Christmas always seems like the time you can get away with a little more sparkle, a little more shine…..is there such a thing as “tasteful excess”?!!!

These adorable projects were created by my design team and I can not wait to recreate them!

They use the Tags and Trimming bundle from the Stampin’Up! Holiday catalog and do such an awesome job of showing off the versatility of this bundle. Remember that when you purchase a bundle you save 10%, love that!

I am so smitten with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is the perfect weight to make boxes and bags and the sparkle is so pretty!

The snowflake in Silver Glimmer Paper and the Silver Tinsel make this the perfect container for a gift card.

This card takes on a definite traditional look with the bright and cheery Cucumber Crush, Crumb Cake and Real Red. I adore that Cable Knit Embossing Folder #swoon

are you amazed at how different each of these projects look even though they are using the same bundle? The card below could be a “Lisa-card” with all that great white space and pop of sparkle! Clean and simple, yet truly special!

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The other BIG news is a new product we are launching and YOU can preorder beginning November 16

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Reservation Windows Available to Ship
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018
Reminder that your first opportunity to pre-order is November 16

 

Stampin’Up! Grateful with At Home with You bundle

The Iridescent Sequins adds some shimmery goodness to this beautiful Island Indigo based card created by my InkBig Academy Design Team.

Stampin'Up! At Home with You bundle, DIY, papercrafts, grateful, lisa pretto, inkbigacademystamps

Melon Mambo makes the Flower Basket and Flagged Sentiments pop!  Another good example of the versatility of the At Home With You Bundle and its array of small images for every season.

now is the time to stock up on all that pretty paper!

buy 3, get one free of the following Designer Series Paper

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