Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1 Week Until The 12 Weeks Of Christmas!

Are you thinking about the holidays yet? I am!!! I'm going to try something new and I'd love for you to be a part of it!! Are you on my mailing list?

In one week, (next Wednesday, October 3rd), I will be starting my first annual 12 weeks of Christmas campaign. This is my free gift to you and would love to continue this every year. Every week starting next Wednesday, up until Christmas, you are going to receive an email with a free holiday project (a card, a gift or a bag/tag/wrap). It is a very popular campaign and the Chalet loves giving this as a gift to YOU this holiday season! In order to receive this gift, you must be on my mailing list by Wednesday at 1pm EDT. This will only be delivered to members on my mailing list.

To contact me and be on my mailing list, zip me an email to: and put in the subject line: Christmas.

I hope to hear from you soon!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day and take time to get inky1

Friday, September 21, 2012

Exciting News!!!

Hi Everyone!! How are you? Happy Friday!!!! I just wanted to post a quick "happy weekend" to you and wanted to make a little announcement! The Creative Chalet is going Mobile! This is  so cool! Now, you can follow the chalet by just Clicking Here. If that is how you found me.. welcome!! Thank you so much for stopping by! I am getting set up on twitter, and instagram as well as being on Facebook. It will be a simple way to keep up on things with your smart phone! I hope you enjoy my app! It will be in the iTunes store and Google Play, soon, too!

Thank you for taking a peek. Take time to get inky!! Have a fantabulous weekend, everyone!!

Visit my online store, inspiration and more just by clicking HERE - View my class schedule as well!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I am on a roll with Christmas cards..!! Today is another easy card. I seen a similar card in my Stampin` Success Magazine, but they did the opening in the front a bit different with a window shaker. I decided against that and make it one step easier. I used some Gumball Green Embossing powder on the greeting to help it stand out a bit.. I am kinda digging the new in color Gumball Green. (my studio is about the same color).

What I used:
 Greetings Of The Season Stamp Set
Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set

Crumb Cake Card Stock

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad

Accessories & Tools
Gumball Green Stampin' Emboss Powder
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels(I added these after I took the photos.. in the middle of the snowflakes)
Stampin' Dimensionals
2- 1/2" Circle Punch

I hope you like today's card!!! Take time to get INKY!!!  I have a class schedule HERE and I'd love to have you join me to stamp! Want to add the Chalet to Facebook? Just click HERE. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Merry Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone! I hope that the start to your week is going really well! I wanted to make a quickie type of card today. I used strips of paper to create this Christmas tree. It was quick and easy and a lot of fun!!

This is what I used:

Greetings Of The Season Stamp Set - Clear Mount
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Festival Of Prints Designer Series Paper - One of my FAV's in the Holiday Catalog!
Early Espresso Classic Stampin Pad
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Corner Round Punch
Merry Minis Punch Pack - Star
Snail Adhesive
Stampin Dimensionals

Have a great day and take time to get inky!!!! To visit my online store, and more just click HERE and to add the Chalet on Facebook just click HERE - Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Monsterous Munchie!

Good evening! I just thought I'd share a little something with you. Tonight I held a Halloween Themed class. It was so much fun! I love Halloween! Maybe it is because I think October is a good month! Its my birth month.. so hey.. it's gotta be good! When I hold a class, I like to pamper my guests attending. I try to make them a special treat of some sort.. today it was caramel corn. Yum!!! This is a treat that so reminds me of fall and Halloween. Here is what I made for each of them.

I used the following:

Monster Munchies Clear Mount Stamps
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper
Basic Grey Card Stock
Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Glue Gun
Scallop Circle Punches
1/2 inch Striped Satin Ribbon
Cellophane bags
Lollipop Sticks - at the local craft store.

See the Halloween Subway Art behind the treat? That was done using MDS2 - so cute and SO easy!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Take time to get inky!!

Please visit my Demonstrator Website for my Class Schedule by clicking HERE

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


HI there.. good evening! I have another CASE'd card. I love to CASE.. there is no doubt about that. There are so many talented people out there.. and I admire so much of the creativity that I see. This original design is from JK Cards. I loved how the stamp set, Gently Falling was used. Check this out!

I have to say.. Im not a huge fan of cutting things out. If I had it my way.. Stampin` Up! would have a punch for every stamp and I'd own every one of them!!! Seriously! :) However, none the less, this card is very cool and I loved how it turned out. Thank you Justin for your inspiration!

Here is what was used:

Gently Falling Clear Mount Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Mount Set
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Cajun Craze Card Stock
More Mustard Card Stock
Cajun Craze Ink
More Mustard Ink
Riding Hood Red Ink
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Crumb Cake Ink
Soft Suede Ink
Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons
Regals Designer Buttons
Linen Thread
Big Shot
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Festive Paper Piercing pack
Paper Piercing Tool
Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin` Dimensionals
Snail Adhesive

I hope this card inspires you as much as it has me.. Have a great night and take time to get inky!!! 

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree....

How lovely are your branches...!!! Or something like that! Happy Sunday! I was in the mood to stamp but I couldn't get my creative mojo to kick in. I was surfing around and found this adorable card made by Melissa Stout. I fell in LOVE.. literally! So, while doing laundry, I wanted to stamp stamp stamp!

What I used:

Scentsational Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
Sweets For The Sweet Clear Mount Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler & Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads
Scallop Edge border Punch
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
1 3/4 in Square Punch
1 inch Circle Punch
Big Shot
Holiday Collection Framelits
Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die
Snail and Dimensionals Adhesives

This was so much fun to make! This is a great way to use up your scrap pieces of Deisgner Series Paper - I want to try this with non traditional Christmas colors too! Maybe later this week.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and make sure to take time to get inky!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Holy cow! It's a new month already? Blog Hoppin` Time!

Good Morning, Class! It is the begining of "fall" and back to school. It is hard to believe it is that time once again. Now, I will have more time to stamp. Innkeepering in a tourists area and combining it with summer, means, not much "me" time.. so, things will be changing a bit. I will have a little extra time to stamp and be creative. This months blog hop is.. Fall & Back To School. I was going to do my theme in fall.. I then decided to challenge myself with the Back To School theme. So, lets show you what I did come up with.

I will get a better picture of each for you here below.. I must say.. the projects were both super duper easy and fun to make. In fact, I didnt stamp at all - crazy! I did get to use my hot glue gun thought!

For the card, I used:

Baja Breeze Card Stock
Wild Wasabi Card Stock
Storytime Designer Series Paper - I used a bottom portion and cut it to size and tada!
Very Vanilla Card Stock with Red Print From My Printer - CK Font - Child's Play
Riding Hood Red Card Stock
Subtles Buttons Collection
Whisper White Bakers Twine
Stampin Dimenionals

For the Apple - I was inspired when I seen these on a display at the Stampin` Up! convention. I used a 3 1/2 inch circle die and the big shot and cut out 12 of these.. folded them in half. I then glued them all together, and then took my hot glue gun, and glued the apple circles to the big pencil!

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (Old Olive)
A Pencil from Staples Office Supply store.. (Jumbo ones!)
Blossom Petals Builder Punch (for the leaves)
Hot Glue Gun
3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon - Gumball Green - LOVE it!

A little bonus.. I was playing around with MDS2 (My Digital Studio) - a digital program that Stampin` Up has. It is a very cool program and highly addictive. If you are even remotely thinking of trying to go digital with your scrapbooks or even cards, and other awesome paper crafting ideas, I suggest you grab the free download and check it out. It is amazing! The sky is the limit! Here is a quick card made with MDS2.. how cool is this?

This is the front, inside front, inside right and back of the card.. pretty cool eh? This was done using a template from the Back To School download. You can find out more information on MDS2 by clicking

Please make sure to visit the other talented ladies blogs and leave a comment so we all know that you did stop by. Have a wonderful day and take time to get ....... Inky!!! 

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Stamping with Heather
  10. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  12. Debra of Mommy Scraps
  13. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Psst.. guess what Thursday brings?

Woohoo.. you got it.. the first Thursday of the month is blog hoppin` time! Make sure to grab your favorite beverage and get comfy and enjoy our blog hop.. starting bright and early at 7am EDT - just follow the "next buttons" ... Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

CASEing! and a challenge!

There are some days that I do not feel confident about my work. I know that sounds silly but I get like that some days. So, when I cannot think of something on my own, I CASE. Copy and Share Everything! My upline and good friend Jenny gave us a challenge. It got me right out of my chair right away! I loved this. We receive a magazine monthly as demonstrators called Stampin` Success. It's awesome - full of wonderful ideas. They were showcasing CASEing! So, she gave us a challenge - to do just that with 2 cards that were shown in the August issue of Stampin Success! Here is what the article looked like and the card that I made CASEing the basic layout but changing the theme, the paper.

Here are a few more shots of my card.. I really really enjoyed doing this and I need to do this more often - this has helped me see "outside the box" a bit.. Thank you, Jenny!!!

What I used:

Christmas Wishes Hostess Set - Clear Mount
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Gumball Green Card Stock
Be Of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
Whisper White Card Stock
Gumball Green Classic Ink
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
Glimmer Paper - Silver
Merry Mini's Punches
Basic Rhinestones
2 1/2 inch Circle Punch
Big Shot
Delicate Dollies Sizzlits L Die
3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon - Earn A FREE Spool Of This With Every $40 Order!

I hope this has inspired you just as much as it has me! Thank you so much for stopping by! Take time to get inky!!!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

My Little Fluffball!

Hi Everyone! I thought I'd share a very quick and easy layout I made today with My Digital Studio2. This is my younger Cocker Spaniel, Krystal. I think this photo of her is adorable.

I hope you are enjoying your day! Thank you so much for stopping by! If you'd like to try MDS2 for a FREE 30 day trial, just zip on over to my Demonstrator Business Web Site by clicking HERE

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Boo! Did I scare you?  I thought I'd share these with you. I found the frames at a local craft store for $1.00 each. I knew just what I wanted to do with them. Aren't they adorable?

Along with the frames, I used:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Black Classic Ink
Googly Ghouls Clear Mount Stamps
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper
Googlies - those cute moving eyeballs!
Black wire (for behind the Bat.. to make him jiggle)

I hope you like today's fun and easy project. Before we know it.. Halloween will be "creeping: up on us! Have a great day! Thank you so much for stopping by and ........... take time to get Inky!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Have You Started Making Your Christmas Cards?

Happy Weekend, everyone!!! I'm so glad you stopped by! Did you check out Stampin` Up!'s new promotion? If you LOVE ribbon like I do.. feast your eyes below this post. You wont want to miss this one!

I thought I'd share a Christmas card today.. I got the idea out of the Holiday Catalog. Do you have this catalog? If not, let me know and I will make sure you get one in your hot little hands.

What I used:

Gumball Green Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Snow Festival Designers Series Paper
Gumball Green Stampin Write Marker
Cherry Cobbler Stampin Write Marker
Greetings Of The Season Clear Mount Stamp Set
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt Ornament
Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags
Stampin Dimensionals

If needing supplies, check out my online store, inspiration and more by clicking HERE

Take care and take time to get inky! Have a fun and safe holiday weekend, everybody!

Will It Embellish? It is Back To Spool Time!!!

Happy September! Holy cow.. it is September already? Yikes! Stampin` Up! has a new promotion going... are you ready for this? If you LOVE ribbon like I do (yes I'm totally addicted to any embellishment), then this promotion is something you will not want to miss!

Promotion Details: While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!
Choose from the following ribbons:

Retail Value
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95

The Fine Print
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.
  • This promotion has no limits-for every $40 you spend, you'll get a free package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. Go crazy!
  • Sorry-hostess dollars don't count toward this promotion.
  • Although we're pretty sure we're not going to run out of ribbon, if everyone orders the same color, like Summer Starfruit (you know how we love Summer Starfruit at the home office!), and we run the risk of going on backorder, we'll let you know via a current update and this web page. So, just like your mom always told you-be sure to check in once in awhile!
  • You need to take advantage of this deal before the following deadlines:
    • Phone: Friday, September 28, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or Online: Sunday, September 30, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)
Pretty sweet!!! Order online anytime for your FREE Ribbon by clicking HERE . Have a great day and take time to get inky! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!