Happy birthday, daisy

I know at some point I’ll have to stop making daisies, but they’re just so stinkin’ cute!


This simple card actually started with a scrap of Delightful Daisy DSP leftover from a camp card this month.  I certainly couldn’t throw it away, could I?

We’ve been using the popular Gold Faceted Gems for the daisy centers, but for practicality, this card uses a circle of Gold Glimmer Paper.  Equally fun, but no extra postage needed!

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As a matter of fact, I wood!

I’m working on my July camp cards so that everything is ready to go when I return from Thailand.  (Stampers, be sure to read Thursday’s email blast for the revised camp dates in July!)  And, I’m even thinking ahead to August!  Why?  I love the Wood Textures Suite and can’t seem to put it down!

I’ve shown you this card and this one using the suite.  Check out this Stampin’ Up! corporate video for more ideas!

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Splash of Inkspiration — Colorful Seasons

Saturday, July 29, 2017

8:30 a.m. to noon
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creston
(corner of S Prairie St and South St)

Splash is an extended stamp camp — you’ll make eight cards (two each of four designs) all using the stamp set included with your registration: Colorful Seasons (Annual Catalog page 147).

It’s all about the stamping at Splash of Inkspiration!

Registration options include:

Colorful Seasons set only
*** or ***
Colorful Seasons set + Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies

What if you already have this stamp set? You may substitute product of at least $27 (before S/H and tax) plus $20 for materials. Contact me to work this out.

Flyer (pdf) and snail-mail registration materials are HERE — or register online via PayPal below (be sure to click the Pay Now button at the bottom)


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Hello, rooster!

After I designed yesterday’s card, I had to make another one using the amazing 6″ x 6″ Wood Textures DSP Stack.

Did you know that the paper stacks are no longer padded?  That means you don’t have the line of glue at the top when you remove a sheet — or a torn edge.  The downside is that they don’t store as easily, but I’m happy without the glue.

You’ll have to trust me that this is Dapper Denim card stock and ink!

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A red rooster note

Back in April, demonstrators who attended OnStage got their hands on elements of the Wood Textures Suite (you can see in on pages 158-159 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog).  the crowd went wild over the Wood Textures DSP Stack and Wood Crate Framelites Dies.

Attendees were able to pre-order the set/die bundle, so of course I did!

The images in this set are excellent, and I love the way the floral stamp takes the edge of the rustic-barn feeling.  For this June camp card, I went heavy on the neutrals and added just a bit of Cherry Cobbler for fun.  Is this suitable for a guy, or not?

Do not adjust your set!  There really are “scratches” in these images!

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Confessions of a gullible cynic

Sounds like an oxymoron, I know, but I think it could describe me!  When I was catching up with our 20-yo super-geek grandson at Easter, he told me he was still working at Best Buy, full-time.  “Yeah,” he said, upon seeing my astonishment, “I quit college to work at Best Buy!”  And I believed him, at least for a second or two, until everyone had a laugh at my expense.  Well, he could have been promoted to regional manager, right?

On the other hand, I am suspicious of the promises of politicians and claims of companies trying to sell me something I’m already pretty sure I don’t need.  “Prove it,” is my challenge.

So it was when I first heard of Plexus, an Arizona-based company that calls itself “The Health and Happiness Company.”  In late March, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator-friend posted about her weight-loss results using Plexus products.  I asked her to tell me more.

In fact, my stamping friend formed a small book club that read The Case Against Sugar.  Having already read Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, I shouldn’t have been surprised or shocked by the science and the statistics, but I was.  Horrified, really.

Now since I was in my teens so many years ago, I’ve been on plenty of programs to lose weight.  Some of them worked — and some were pretty wacky! —  but eventually I gained some or all of the weight back.  Candy was my nemesis — tasted so good but hurt me so badly, that poison!  Still, armed with enough information and determination and willpower, shouldn’t I be able to resist?  I was wary of a product that was supposed to help.

And then, with the safety net of a 60-day money back guarantee, I tried it.

Plexus has a product, Slim, that “features a premium microbiome activating formula that contains ingredients clinically-demonstrated to improve gut health and promote weight loss.”  And, they have the study to prove it.  And they have me to prove it, too!  Since I started taking Plexus products on April 2, I have lost over 14 pounds — over 12 of that just since May 3, when I decided I really needed to help the process.  My weight loss is not typical, and your results may vary.  (But you knew that!)

You may not know that the FDA does not regulate supplements — or baby formula, either!  Because of that, any claims I make as to my success with Plexus products must be accompanied by this disclaimer:  “*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

This week on my Facebook business page for Plexus, Ink & Pink, I’ll be talking about my results, not just in weight loss, but other health issues as well.  I’ll freely admit my Plexus fears and doubts and I’ll tell you which of my hopes were not fulfilled (so far).

Won’t you be my Ink & Pink Facebook friend?  I probably won’t be sharing much about Plexus here because my focus is on my Stampin’ Up! activities, but I’d love to see you there and talk.

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Best. Guy. Ever.

That’s the way our grandson feels about his father, so I gave him this May camp card to use for Father’s Day.

Well, the whole story is that he didn’t want to make a card, period.  He did write a charming message inside, however:

He loves using my silver marker!  Because Peter is away from home right now, we devised a scheme whereby I will sneak the card under Papa’s pillow when he is not home.  I am not devious by nature, so I hope I can pull it off.

Suite Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Suite Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
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Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper

Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
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Urban Underground Embellishments

Urban Underground Embellishments
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Hello Friend Project Kit Class

Step up your card making by trying the different heat embossing techniques used on the cards in the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit. You’ll be stocked up for summer events with these attractive cards! Kit (see it on page 16 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog) includes 15 standard-sized card bases with envelopes and accents for 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs. Coordinates with Hello Friend Stamp Set (#144059).


At this class, we’ll complete all 15 cards using my stamp set (or yours, if you wish) and my ink, adhesive, Heat Tool, and other supplies. You’ll go home with your own copper and white Stampin’ Emboss Powder, all remaining embellishments (twine, sequins, clips, etc.), and extra Stampin’ Dimensionals from me.

When:  Thursday, June 29 — 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Place:   My DeKalb home (322 Fairmont Dr)

Note that registration is limited to 8 stampers.

Choose one of two class options:

To register, just send me a check, or register below via PayPal. I must have your registration and payment by Monday, June 19, in order to have your materials in time for class. Because I need to buy your supplies in advance, if I do not have your payment by the deadline, you are not considered registered for this class.

Debra Burgin, Independent Demonstrator Stampin’ Up!®
322 Fairmont Dr, DeKalb ● (815) 756-8101 or (815) 751-7243
debra@heartfeltinkspiration.com


Choose one:



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This little piggy …

Our second card at Saturday’s Host Appreciation Event was a coloring project, using both ink refills with Aqua Painters and Watercolor Pencils.  I love them both!

See that embossing on the black panel?  That’s a new folder that is so fun!

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Happy birthday note card

Saturday’s Host Appreciation Event was so fun.  Oh, except that the day started like this:

If I’m worth my salt as a WebMD self-diagnosing expert, that’s a broken toe, suffered as I was preparing to pack up the car.  It really hurt when I stubbed my toe, but I didn’t see this until I got home and changed into my summer working duds.  How lovely!

Here’s a card we made at the event, accented by glimmer and shimmer:

I’m sorry that the Pretty Label punch is backordered until around July 10.  Put it on your list!

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