Friday, September 30, 2011


You've probably wondering where in the world have I been? Well, Stamp Ink Diva studio has moved (along with the rest of the family). Needless to say my crafting babies are in boxes and need to be sorted out. I'll do my best to post as soon as I can but life is crazy right now. Share with me what you've been crafting so I don't feel so drab from the lack of crafting on my end.

To order on-line 24/7 click here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Teacher Appreciation (Last Year)

(I don't know why or how this one got missed but it was in my scheduled to be published list and looks like it never got published, so here's an idea you can use for this year or other events...)

Teachers are simply the best and deserve much more than they are given. (And I'm not biased...)

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week (okay, its really one day but we wanted to stretch it out), so we were asked to bring in little goodies each day of the week to show our appreciation. Needless to say, it kept us busy but we had so much fun!

Monday was flowers.
Tuesday was school supplies.
Wednesday was baked goods.
Thursday was a little gift.
Friday was a handmade card. (Which I forgot to take a picture of....I know, I know...)

Wednesday's baking fiasco is the only one that I captured. It was fun because Joelle and I made EVERYTHING together. (I usually don't let my children cook because I hate the clean up but I'm slowly getting better.) We didn't have a lot of the ingredients so we improvised and for the most part, it came out okay! (A little dry but at least we gave the teachers some milk to wash it down!)
We ran out of butter to make the frosting so we made a whipped cream version. And of course, we had to make these adorable cupcake holders to wrap the goodies in.

The basic measurements for these boxes:
Base: 11" x 11"
  • Score each side 3-1/2" (Dark line is where you'll cut)
  • Trim the corners and adhere with Sticky Strip.

Top: 7" x 7"
  • Score each side 1-1/2"(A little smidgen smaller like 1-7/16") (Dark line is where you'll cut)
  • Cut a 3" square from the center
  • Adhere Window Sheet to the center 
  • Assemble the top with Sticky Strip.

To finish it off, we wrapped these boxes with our new baker's twine and attached a fun little tag.

Simple, fun, and pretty!
To order on-line 24/7 click here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stampin' Up! Promotions & My Digital Studio

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (125152--$16.95) are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters, alike--not to mention kids!

The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake. It also includes two recipes and tips for use.

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away!

Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.

Coordinating products that might interest you:
  • Simple Snowflake Single Stamp (115554--$7.95)
  • Homemade Single Stamp (116978--$8.95)
  • Creatively Yours Set (122610(W)--$18.95/122612(C)--$14.95)
  • Baker's Twine (123125 (cherry cobbler)/123124 (early espresso)/124262 (white)--$2.95)
  • Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set (114508--$21.95)
  • Kraft Gift Box (set of 4) (124106--$2.95)

 This week's My Digital Studio Download is perfect for the upcoming holidays! For your own copy, click here.
**Remember when your product subtotal is $150 on-line, you qualify for stampin' rewards.**
To order on-line 24/7 click here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Blog Candy Winner & Top Ten from Holiday Mini

My Top Ten from the Holiday Mini Catalog:
  1. Gift Givers (123772(W)--$29.95/123774(C)--$22.95).
 I love how the stamps have coordinating punches. 
2. Simply Scored Tool (122334--$29.95)
Its easy to design 3D items and make the perfect score marks smoothly and quickly. Includes 3 markers, stylus with 2 different sized tips, and grooves in 1/8" increments.
3. Narrow Cellophane Bag (124134--$2.50)
Perfect accessory for filling with little treats or anything you please. It could be decorated with a topper and makes a perfect gift. (And at that price for 50/package, I'm thinking 2 class gifts would be perfect.)

4. Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die (124587--$32.95)
 Perfect little windows for an advent calendar or even cards.
5. Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066--$9.95)
Love the colors and how easily it coordinates with the other products. Can easily be used in the traditional paper crafting to add different texture and depth.

6. Hand-Penned Holidays (124310(W)--$21.95/124312(C)--$16.95)
Beautiful and elegant script that the words themselves take center stage.
7. Pick a Pattern Festive Finishes (124097--$7.95)
Love the two different designs on one plate. 
8. Festive & Fun (123742(W)--$19.95/123744(C)--$14.95)
The name of the set says its all. Its perfect for different occasions and design is FESTIVE and FUN! 
9. Out on a Limb (123822(W)--$22.95/123824(C)--$16.95)
Its cute and easy to mix and match the different components for a fun and whimsical Halloween scene.

10. Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die (124098--$32.95)
Love how I can use different materials like paper, fabric, felt, and more to decorate for the holidays. 

Thanks for sharing your favorites as well and now for the blog candy winner...

The winner goes to...
Anonymous said...
Hi Lisa, I really like the two stamps sets: Warmest of Wishes and Bright Hopes. All the Halloween stuff were great, too.  
Please contact me with your mailing address so that I can send you your prize. If I do not hear from you within 24 hours, the blog candy will go to the next person from the random drawing (

UPDATE: I did not hear from the winner so, I must proceed to our runner up.
Anonymous said...
congrats on winning that cute bag and cup. I love the new scoring tool and the new stocking punch. thanks for shARING
Congratulations Carolyn. Please check your email and get back to me ASAP! Thanks!

To order on-line 24/7 click here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway & Stampin' Up! Promotions

Don't you love FREE products? (especially Stampin' Up! products?)I do too. I was just telling my friends that when I go to events, I NEVER win anything. Well, guess what?! I won a coordinating reusable lunch sac and cup. Aren't they just adorable?
So now, I would like to share an opportunity for YOU to get free products!
Simply Scrappin' Kit, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, and Stamp Set

To be entered in this random drawing, please leave me a comment as to what your favorite Stampin' Up! product is or what you're favorite new item from the Holiday Mini Catalog ( Holiday Mini PDF). I will announce the winner on Tuesday, September 6.

**I also have a special offer for those who sign up with me and become apart of the Stampin' Up! family. The most adorable Sweet Cake stamp set.  If you haven't seen the samples, click here. This offer ends, September 11. Join now.**

**And here's the latest and greatest downloads available for My Digital Studio. Click here.**

To order on-line 24/7 click here.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!!