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Tea for Two Inspiration Hop

Friday, January 7th, 2022

It’s a new month and a NEW YEAR!  Time for another Inspiration Hop with the fabulous team of ladies at SNS!

No peek for me (Tara) here this month- you’ll see my card on my Instagram, though!  Here’s a teaser… I’ve used the Coffee House stamps by Anita Jeram together with Storyteller paper pad by Vicki Boutin.  I also pulled out my copic markers for the first time in a long time and there are smudges everywhere as evidence (which is why there is no peek here. LOL).  If you can just squint past the smudges, I hope you’ll like it!

Of course we have a SALE happening too, all sorts of fabulous tea & coffee themed products are 20% off, no coupon code required!  (Not gonna lie, there’s a bunch on my wish list!). Happy shopping, friends!

As always, we’ve got a $50 gift certificate to the shop up for grabs, just leave comments along the hop and you’ll be entered for a chance to win!  How fun and easy is that!?

Now for the HOP:

Once again we are mixing this up with our hop- starting out with some fabulous blog posts and finishing things up on Instagram!  Your first stop is KIA and she will get things going on her blog!

I’ll have the full list of links here for you, if you happen to get lost, and you can definitely see more on our Instagram page as well!

Here’s all the links:


Happy hopping!


Wrap it Up Inspiration Hop Winner!

Monday, December 27th, 2021

I know you’ve been waiting to find out who has won the prize for leaving comments and encouraging words about our Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop earlier this month!  We enjoyed the interaction from all of you on blogs and Instagram and even a guest post on a YouTube channel!  Thanks for helping make special and a fun way to end 2021… I suppose we should get around to wrapping things up!

As promised, we’ve randomly selected a winner to get the $50 Scrap ‘N Stamp gift certificate…

Congrats goes to Carol Mayne You are the winner of a $50 gift certificate from the SNS online store!

You have two weeks to claim you prize HERE!

Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Happy December and welcome to our Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop!  We are excited to be together on social media this weekend to inspire you with ideas for your holiday gift wrapping!

Once again this month, we will be hopping around across blogs, YouTube & Instagram to find inspiration!  We also have a guest designer, Allison, joining us this month and we’ll meet her over on YouTube channel!

As always, we encourage you to leave comments along the hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!  The more comments you leave, the better your chance to win!

You can also enjoy some savings over at the SNS online store this weekend- Save 20% on select ‘wrapping’ inspired products!

My project will be featured over on Instagram (with more details on my personal blog) but here’s a little peek…

… and a bit of a story!  The theme this month is a fond one for me, as it takes me back to my roots and the VERY first projects that got me interested in rubber stamps- and that was making my own Christmas wrapping paper!  It was back in the early 90’s and my grandparents gave me a rubber stamp of a cow with heart shaped spots on it. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I collected cows so I thought it was kinda cool.  Shortly after that, my aunt showed me a catalog for a company called PSX (show of hands if you remember them!) and I found a little holly stamp with heart shaped berries.  These two stamps, together with a green ink pad and a roll of kraft paper from the post office became my Christmas wrapping paper!  After that, I learned about gold embossing and started getting more stamps & more inks… and the rest is history.

I made my own wrapping paper on Kraft paper for many years and that’s probably why I still love it so much as a card base so often even today!   You’ll see that I’m sharing more love for the Sketch Greenery stamps & I’ve paired it with some greenery & berries from the Festive Bouquet die set along with a sweet sentiment by Anita Jeram.

The first stop on the hop will be Kia– and if you get lost along the way, you can check back here to find a full list of everyone in the hop!  Have fun, I’ll see you soon when you get to the Instagram portion of the hop 🙂

Here’s the full list:

SNS Blog

Have fun!

Inky hugs,