Category Archives: Inkspiration Saturday

Fall is a beautiful thing

Life, too!  We have finally had some significant rainfall here to green up the grass and freshen up the flower gardens.  Now it’s time to get the rakes out and start that process.  Luckily we have a little boy here … Continue reading

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2017 Fall Inkspiration Saturday registration is open!

Saturday, October 7 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. First Congregational Church UCC 615 N. 1st St., DeKalb, Illinois Flyer (pdf) and registration materials are HERE — or register online via PayPal below. Map to First Congregational Church. Swap guidelines are HERE. … Continue reading

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Christmas Quilt coming soon!

A few days ago I announced the date and location for the next Inkspiration Saturday:  October 7 (World Card Making Day), 8:30-3:30, at 1st Congregational UCC in DeKalb. Today’s bit of news is the featured stamp set you’ll get with … Continue reading

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Look what we did!

Last Saturday was our twice-annual Inkspiration Saturday.  Here’s a sample of what we created — click the collage to get to the Inkspiration Saturday gallery for 2017 Spring!

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Registration for Inkspiration Saturday closes Friday!

Registration for 2017 Spring Inkspiration Saturday — my 23rd all-day stamping event! — will close Friday, February 10 (or earlier if capacity is reached). InkSat will be held Saturday, March 4, in DeKalb at 1st Congregational Church.  The day begins … Continue reading

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Copper pines

My stamping partner Elizabeth Hamilton designed this dramatic card for last month’s Inkspiration Saturday.  I think it’s perfect for an any-occasion guy card.  There’s no stamping on it, only die cutting. The positive die cuts of the Artichoke and Pear … Continue reading

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Christmas chickadee

I’ve showed you this card before, but never fully described it.  It’s another card from Inkspiration Saturday in October, and one of my favorites. In the old days, there was a huge craft sale in the suburbs of Chicago the … Continue reading

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Paisley Thanks

Do you send Thanksgiving cards?  If so, this is the week to buckle down so they arrive in plenty of time for the recipients to enjoy them.  I like displaying the ones we receive on our buffet so that visitors can … Continue reading

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Faux Metal Noel

I struggled with the name of this technique — it’s not the faux metal I learned so long ago, it’s more of a faux metal patina.  But that didn’t sound very appealing for a Christmas card!  When I looked back at … Continue reading

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Paisleys & Petals

Wondering what the new stamp set Paisleys & Petals looks like?  I’m sorry to say it didn’t occur to me that when I announced it as the set for Inkspiration Saturday on October 1, many of you couldn’t reference it!  And I … Continue reading

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