Hello, my stamping friends!  I don’t know about where you are, but the weather this week in my area is a good reason to stay indoors and get your crafting on! 🙂

I’d like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who visited my blog over the weekend and Monday, for visiting the Creation Station and the SUDSOL Blog Tours – I hope you had as much fun taking the tours and getting some creative inspiration, as we demonstrators had in creating the projects!  Seriously – you all set my blog view numbers through the roof! and I  hope you’ll join as a subscriber to my blog, so that you won’t miss a thing!  Such as – another Blog Tour tomorrow – the Wacky Watercooler Blog Tour!

If you’ve been following my blog, even randomly, for the last couple of months, you’ll know that one of my team members and I held our very first ‘Creative Craft Escape’ this past Sunday.  Debbie has been part of my INKcredibly Creative Crew for 1 whole year now, and we wanted to have lots of fun, help get you prepared for the holidays, and of course give away some prizes!

We were thrilled with the success of our event, and so happy to hear our attendees make comments such as “I’ll be coming back for sure!”, “this is so much fun”, “these projects are adorable”, and “what – more prizes?!”

For those of you who couldn’t make it this year, I’d like to share some pictures from the event!

Inspiration Station

Inspiration Station – projects showing different ideas for using stamp sets, and making home decor items.

Inspiration Station 2

The lighting wasn’t the best (I guess I should have closed the blinds for this picture!).  We also had some fun tools out to ‘play’ with – the Gift Box Punch Board, Envelope Punch Board, Big Shot, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer, etc.

Goody Bags

Goody Bags and name tags – all ready & waiting for the guests!  (they’re lined up behind each other, & on the floor.  the bags, not the guests! LOL).  Each guest received their own monogrammed goody bag!  To decorate the bags, I used the Stars from the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks (#133777 Annual Catalogue) and sponged in an ombre effect using Island Indigo and Pool Party classic inks and sponge daubers.  The rosettes were made using (retired) Winter Frost DSP, Silver Glimmer paper, (retired) Morning Post Alphabet, and Soft Sky ribbon.

Each Goody Bag contained: White Bakers Twine, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon

SU silver ribbon


SU bakers twine white










plus All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments,

Snowflake Embellishments

A special gift box containing Frosted Sequins

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the wood-mount stamp Wintertime

Wintertime stamp

And a kit containing all the pieces necessary to make 6 of these cards:


The adorable Santa box is one of the other projects everyone made; it’s made  using the Curvy Keepsake Box die, and decorated to look like Santa’s belly!  The tag reads ‘Believe’ – because you just have to believe in Santa, right?

This is what the table looked like in preparation of making the Santa boxes:

and here’s the ‘building’ process:

Here Christina shows off her completed Santa Curvy Keepsake Boxes (the ladies were clever enough to not tie their tags on right away, so that they wouldn’t have to untie them in order to place goodies inside!  aren’t they smart?!)

That’s a LOT of pictures for one day – if you’re even still with me, here!  I’ll continue with more pictures tomorrow morning – I hope  you’ll come back to see them!

Until tomorrow – Happy Stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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