Thursday, January 27, 2011

Be My Valentine!

This is an elegant card to make for someone very special. They'll never believe how simple it was to make it, either! This heart is a single stamp available in the Occasions Mini Catalog you can view HERE.
I also used En Francais background stamp with Vellum cardstock. A little sponging adds just the right touch, too!
Would you like the recipe for this card? I'll edit this post and place all my "ingredients" soon!
Meanwhile, stay warm and Ink a latte,
(inkin' & chillin in Michigan)

Sale-A-Bration is here!!

Are you ready to Sale-A-Brate?? Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration is going on now! This is my all-time favorite Stampin' Up! promotion and I know you will all love it as well! Here's the details of how Sale-A-Bration (SAB) works.

There are three ways to earn FREE products during Sale-A-Bration:

1.) You'll earn a free SAB product for each $50 you spend (before tax and shipping and handling). For example, if you order $100 of merchandise, you'll get two free SAB products.
2.) Host a workshop of at least $300 during Sale-A-Bration and earn one free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to the hostess benefits you normally earn.
3.) Join Stampin' Up! by becoming a demonstrator and get 15% off your Starter Kit. Plus, you'll get a bonus bundle filled with over $50 in free products! Please see my Join Stampin' Up! page for more details on this great opportunity!

Stampin' Up! releases a special brochure for this promotion with NEW products that you can select as your FREE SAB products! There is also a list of products from the current Idea Book and Catalog that you can choose as your free products. Just click on the image below to check it out.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks for Inkin' of me! : )
(Inkin' & chillin' in Michigan)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's Here + It's Time = Sale-a-bration Time!!!

By far, the best promotion of the year, Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration time! For every $50 you spend in merchandise, you get to select one of 77 items from the Sale-a-bration (SAB) mini catalog! Do you have a SAB mini catalog? If not, click on this photo on the right sidebar to go directly to the catalog viewing!
You're going to love the selection! If you want to place an order, you can do so online, by going directly to website HERE or you can give me a call / email and I'll place the order for you! Either way, you'll want to earn FREE items!!

Thanks a latte for stopping by my blog,
(Inkin' & chillin' in Michigan)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wishing for Spring

I know, three postings in a row, right? What's up with that? I'm surprising myself! I had another productive day (my mojo was visiting again!) and used another non-SU blog sketch to re-create a beautiful card using all SU products! Is that considered a CASE or my own creation? This is somewhat simple, in my humble opinion and you can change it to whatever greeting you may need, however should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me and ask away!

Listed below are the Stampin' Up supplies I have used and you can order them if you click HERE taking you directly to my website!

Stamp Sets:
En Francais #109521
Flight of the Butterfly #111564
Short & Sweet (staple stamp set) #115060
Perfect Plum #101437
Daffodil Delight #119669
Certainly Celery #105217
Basic Black (staple) #101179
Whisper White (staple) #100730
Crumb Cake (staple) #120953
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder #115964
Butterfly XL Punch #119848
Big Shot (must have!) #113439
Glue Dots (staple) #103683
Sanding Blocks (staple) #103301

Once again, I welcome your comments!
Thanks for Inkin' of me,
(Inkin' & chillin' in Michigan)

Friday, January 14, 2011


That's what this card tells me! I ♥ the color combo and CASEd (Copy-And-Share-Everything) this card from another paper crafter's blog, using all Stampin' Up products! I popped up the tree using the Stampin' Dimensionals to give it the 3d that adds so much to your "work of heart!" ☺

You'll find the "recipe" for this card (list of ingredients/products I used to make this card) below and you can order these products online, through my website by just clicking HERE!

Stamp Sets:

Valentine Defined #121941
Soft Suede #115318
Old Olive (my FAV) #100702
Tempting Turquoise #102067
Melon Mambo #115320
Always Artichoke #105219
Early Espresso #119670
Rose Red #101778
Heart to Heart XL Punch #119881
Eyelet Border Punch #119853
Melon Mambo Pompom Trim #123322
Rose Red Seam Binding #121884
Dimensionals #104430
Paper Snips #103579

As always, let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you for checking it out! I hope this makes you smile!
Keri Blake
(Inkin' & chillin' in Michigan)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Looking for mojo?

Where did that word "mojo" derive? Is it really a word? I've been using it as a verb/adjective to describe my creative motivation or lack thereof. Here's what has to say:


[moh-joh] S
–noun, plural mo-jos, mo-joes.
1. the art or practice of casting magic spells; magic; voodoo.
2. an object, as an amulet or charm, that is believed to carry a magic spell.

I thought I lost my mojo (my definition, not a magic spell, voodoo or the likes). However, I happened upon some paper crafter's blogs and was inspired with their non Stampin' Up ideas/sketches. I took the samples that I really liked and used them as sketches to come up with my own cards, using Stampin' Up products! Let me know if you like them. I'll be posting one a day for a few days and giving you all the item
numbers for you to purchase the products to make your own!

Here's my first share:

Isn't it beautiful, if I do say so myself?
Below is all the product information and you can order these products if you click HERE to go directly to my website to place your order online!!

Stamp sets:
Elizabeth #117120
Three Little Words #113254
Whisper White #100730
Vellum (paper) #101839
Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (sorry, retired!)
Basic Black #101179
Rose Red #101778
Rose Red Seam Binding #121884
Snail Adhesive #104332
Dimensionals #104430
Paper Snips #103579

Remember, you can change the greeting to suit your needs by using a different stamp set (such as Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 or Short & Sweet #115060).

Thanks for stopping by,
Keri Blake
(Inkin' & Chillin' in Michigan)

Happy New Year!

I've made some New Year's resolutions, have you? One of mine is to post more on my blog on a regular basis. For some reason, I've lost my mojo and am having trouble getting it back. I've been enjoying family quality time for the last three weeks, and all after my youngest daughter's cheer team not only won their Mega Cheer, then winning the Midwest Regional Cheerleading sending them to the National competition! Her team took 4th place in the Nation! Woot, woot! What a great experience... here's a photo of the team outside the event, right before the competition.
Thank you for your understanding and please hold me accountable to more posting. I've got a lot of wonderful ideas to share with you! Happy New Year!
ps. Happy Birthday, Bella! I love you.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog is here!

I have to say that I LOVE this new mini catalog! If you are a quilter or sew, you will especially enjoy the new products that showcase your art! Take a good look at the new Occasions Mini by clicking HERE online or click on the cover on the right side of my blog (sidebar). I have some favorites and I'm making up lots of samples to share with you, too! From stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, to embellishments (beautiful button brads) to Designer FABRICS, you'll love the selection! I'll post my favorites soon. Meanwhile, grab a latte (coffee, tea or favorite beverage) and take your time browsing through a few times! It's loaded with great samples and great products! If you'd like a "real" copy for yourself and didn't receive one in my mailing to you (or you don't have a demonstrator), please let me know and I'll make sure you get one. If you already have a demonstrator, please contact your demonstrator to receive one! ENJOY!