Good Thursday morning and WECOME to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! You’re going to see some pretty awesome cards today so be sure to make the full circuit. Today is also the day the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog goes live – woohoo!

Stampin' Up! Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop
Stampin ' Up! Sketch Challenge

This sketch challenge just said DSP to me – so I’m showcasing a piece of the Day At The Farm DSP from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. Yep – it’s free with a $50 order – any Stampin’ Up! products!

Stampin' Up! Day at the Farm sympathy

This is a very masculine kind of card, isn’t it? And you know what, this layout could be used for a lot of Designer Series Papers and be totally different each time. I like that about a layout. This is for a family that lost their dog recently, and if you’re a pet lover, you know how devastating that can be.Their unconditional love and allegiance cannot be matched by a human being. Before I get too philosophical – let’s get the details on this card. This front DSP panel from Day at the Farm DSP pack, is Sahara Sand and I’ve added it to a Cherry Cobbler layer, put that on dimensionals and adhered it to the Sahara Sand card base. The sentiment comes from the Adorable Owls stamp set – another FREE ITEM with a $50 order in the Sale-a-bration catalog. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Basic White strip and simply trimmed it to the length I wanted. I adhered that to a slightly larger Cherry Cobbler strip. I took a length of one of the twines in the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack that looks similar to Sahara Sand in color and wrapped it around the strip and tied a knot in front. I added three Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots then added dimesnionals and attached it to the front of the card.

For the inside… there is something to say for retired sets – and well, some you just can’t get rid of. Pampered Pets and it’s coordinating dog punch is one of those sets. This little food bowl with a doggie footprint on it is just too perfect for this situation and I had to use it. The sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink and the bowl in Memento Black ink on the Basic White panel. Yep, mounted on Cherry Cobbler and added to the inside of the card. Done!

For the envelope I used more of the Day at the Farm DSP for the flap. LOVE THIS PLAID! The dog is punched from a piece of the Fancy Flora DSP – the dog was a yellow lab and this just seemed to fit the situation. The heart is part of the punch and the reverse side of that same Fancy Flora DSP. How perfect could it be?! And the card is complete… my apologies for using something that cannot be ordered, but, well, I had to.

Now – time to visit the others on the hop! Go the fabulous Carol by clicking on the ‘next’ link or visit someone else by clicking on their name. Enjoy the hop!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Carol Buckalew

Stampin' Up! Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog
Stampin' Up! Jan-Feb 2023 Sale-a-bration

If you do not have a catalog, please reach out to me… but you can see what’s in the catalog by clicking on the catalog photo :O) If you do not have a Sale-a-bration Catalog, click on that photo for a view of the FREEBIES available for various purchase amounts.

Today also begins a JOINING SPECIAL PROMOTION – and it lasts from now, Jan 5, 2023 to the end of February~ for $99 you choose the products you want AND from January 5 – February 28, 2023 you get $175 worth of product. See these options:

Stampin' Up! Joining Promotion
  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

The Boho Blue Mini Machine (161104) is the same as the White Mini Cut & Emboss machine – only in Boho Blue – a new In Color that will be introduced for 2023-2025.

Stampin' Up! Boho Blue Mini Die Cut & Emboss Machine

Would love you to JOIN MY TEAM and be a part of this fabulous community. you may do that here.

The new Saying Thanks Kit is another great option to add when you join…

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Saying Thanks kit
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SAYING THANKS KIT

$13.00 USD | $18.00 CAD

Each kit comes with precut die cuts in Dutch, English, French and German

Available starting 5 January 2023

This kit includes:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

If kits are your thing – check out this link for more options

And here’s another thing to consider when joining during this time period – during Sale-a bration for every $50 increment of purchase you receive FREE Stampin’ Up! product from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. You can order product from the current 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or from the Jan-April 2023 Mini Catalog and still get that same FREE product during Sale-a-bration. And this Jan-Feb for Sale-a-bration is the ONLY Sale-a-bration this year!!! Don’t forget that when joining, you automatically receive a 10% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products.

My Star-Studded Rewards as a THANK YOU

Would love you to JOIN MY TEAM and be a part of this fabulous community. you may do that here.

If you would like to order from my online store, that’s really easy to do. And remember to use my current HOST CODE UBG3N32X to earn credit from me. Here’s how it works… when you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you receive from me a SU! item valued up to $10 + Star-Studded Rewards. If your order exceeds $150, do not use my HOST CODE as SU! has it’s own rewards from which you may choose. You will still receive that FREE ITEM valued up to $10 from me + the Star-Studded Rewards. 😁👍

For every $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards , $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc. When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what??? You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order. For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10. Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: UBG3N32X Click here to go my store. Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!