There are many facets to Creative Inspiration. First of all, I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Please join me in the world of paper crafting and rubber stamping. Secondly, I offer classes in creative home-keeping including sewing, cooking and home decor. I also offer beautiful rental items for events, such as table-cloths, mercury glass votives, vases and centerpieces, silver candelabras, crystal chandelier and Opulent Treasures serving pieces. I have a wonderful Creative Inspiration Studio for classes or I can do workshops in your home. I welcome you as a customer.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza November 19-28, 2012


Online Extravaganza
November 19th-28, 2012
10 Days ONLY savings up to 50% off

There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. 
For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. 
If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount.

Go to my website to order:  www.janeparker.stampinup.net

Click the link below and Print.  Keep handy since the bundle products will have special item numbers listed on the PDF/ flyer ... Use those item numbers on the PDF/ flyer 
If not you will not get the discounted price .

The PDF/ Flyer has (3) pages of items with savings from 20-50%
Online Extravaganza PDF /Flyer HERE
1 day ONLY Monday November 19th, 2012 
Midnight - 11:50 pm ( Mountain time zone )
Door buster ~
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate # 122586 /$ 9.56/page 181 
Big Shot Cutting Machine # 113439 /$79.96/page 186 
Big Shot Doctor Bag # 113474 /$ 55.96/page 186
     1 day ONLY Wednesday November 28th, 2012 
    Midnight - 11:50 pm ( Mountain time zone ) 
    Door buster
    Clear Block Bundle ( A-I) # 118491  /$ 53.56 /page 7
    Clear Block Storage Caddy # 120279 /$13.56 /page 7 
    Stack & Store caddy # 109127 /$27.96 /page 175
      Until later.. Happy Stampin!

      Friday, November 9, 2012

      Stampin' Up! Hostess Club - date change

      Just a reminder that the hostess club for November will be held 11-14-2012, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Cost of the workshop is a $30 order. 

      Friday, November 2, 2012

      Gotta love this new SU personal trimmer!

      Features of the All-New Stampin’ Trimmer
      • An extra-wide 6-1/4″ cutting base and an extended 14-1/2″ ruler
        • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4″ (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
        • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
        • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
        • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
        • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16″ and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
        • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won’t wear off.
        • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin’ Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
      • A full 12″ cutting and scoring track
        • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don’t have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you’re not using them.
        • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12″ (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
        • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
        • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
      • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
        • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
        • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
        • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you’re cutting.
        • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
      • Storage compartment under base
        • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards.
        • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you’ve stored.
      • Product details: item 126889; $29.95

      Stampin' Up! Promotions

      Sunday, October 28, 2012

      Spooktakular Sale - %15 off Stampin' Up! stamps

      For the first time EVER, Stampin' Up! is having a ONE DAY SALE on EVERY STAMP SET* in our Catalog and Holiday Catalog!

      SAVE 15% on every stamp set (even the single stamps)
       on Monday October 29th! 
      This is ONE DAY ONLY SALE!

      *The fine print (AKA what's not included):

      15 % OFF Sale excludes the following:
      • Hostess Only Stamp Sets
      • Stamp Set Bundles
      • Digital Stamp Brush Sets (but there is a digital sale coming up nextweek, too!)

      Be sure to visit my Online Store www.janeparker.stampinup.net beginning Monday Morning. 

      What a great time to get the stamps you need for Thanksgiving and Christmas card making, 
      or pick up a set for the crafty person on your Christmas List!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Sunday, September 23, 2012

      I am a blog-reading fool.  Yesterday, I was about 1000 posts behind in reading all the blogs I follow.  I actually like blogs better than Pinterest.  What I like and want to remember on blog posts, I post on my personal bulletin boards on Pinterest.  I follow very few people on Pinterest.

      All that to say, I decided to post these pics on my blog rather than Pinterest.  I am always looking for ways to organize and this just stood out with me.  The ideas are posted on "I am an Organizing Junkie"

      Wednesday, September 19, 2012


      I would love to have you join me for Stampin' Up Fun.

      Howlstooth and Scarringbone

      For yesterday's Mojo Monday Challenge:

      Cannery Jar Favor

      In the hostess club today, we made this adorable party favor for chocolate nuggets.  I CASE'd this from Kay Kalthoff   www.stampingtoshare.com

      Stampin' Up! supplies used: 

      Stamp:  Perfectly Preserved (WM 126690, CM 126692)
      Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
      Ink:  Chocolate Chip
      Tools:  Big Shop Machine, Cannery Set Framelets, Large Oval Punch and Paper Piercing Tool
      Accessories:  Old Olive Satin Ribbon (not SU)
      Adhesives:  SU Glue Dots

      Sunday, September 9, 2012

      Call 512 756-3104 to reserve your spot at this workshop.  

      Friday, September 7, 2012

      Back to Spool Special

      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!

      Sunday, August 5, 2012

      My Digital Studio 2 is now available

      To make digital paper crafting products - scrapbooks, cards,l, etc. - Stampin' Up offers digital software called MY DIGITAL STUDIO (MDS).    The software has now been improved and is called MDS 2.  The chart below outlines the software options available.  Let me know which works best for you.
      As you can see, each software option is available as a download which requires an Internet connection. (The disc version of the software is coming soon.) Please be patient as the installation process will take some time. It is worth the wait.
      MDS 2 Options

      Software Option
      Who Should Get It
       US Price

      MDS 2 Upgrade (Download)
      Updated software with new design features. Some functional content including a few punches, card stock, and photo layouts.See here.
      People who own the original version of My Digital Studio and onlywant the new software—not the $500 US/$650 CAN in content that MDS 2+ includes.

       $  19.95

      MDS 2 (Download)
      Updated software with new design features. Some functional content including a few punches, card stock, and photo layouts.See here.
      People who never bought the original version of My Digital Studio and only want the new software—not the $500 US/$650 CAN in content that MDS 2+ includes.

       $  39.95
      MDS 2+ (Download)
      Updated software with new design features. $500 US/$650 CAN in content. Most content has already been released. See here.
      Anyone who wants the new software as well as $500 US/$650 CAN in content; for anyone whether they own the original software or not.

       $  79.95

      MDS 2 Free Trial (Download)
      30-day FREE trial with over $200 US/$250 CAN in content to use for the 30 days.See here.
      Anyone who wants to try MDS 2 for free before buying.

      Wednesday, August 1, 2012

      The new Stampin' Up holiday catalog was released today. To learn how to make the ornament on the cover, come to "Christmas in August" on August 16. Get a jump start on your holiday projects.

      Tuesday, July 31, 2012

      Stampin' Up! Halloween Spooktacular Starter Kit Special!

      Purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit and receive everything you need to complete the Howl-O-Ween Printer's Tray Project Kit featured above as a FREE product bonus!  Offer ends August 31. 
      The Howl-O-Ween Printer's Tray Project Kit includes:
      • Products (shown on the right in photo above) needed to create the adorable project (on the left).  Ink and clear blocks not included.
      • You will receive the Stampin' Up! Toxic Treats stamp set (Holiday Catalog) in your choice of wood or clear-mount.   
      • Also included is a full pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, full Baker's Twine and partial products (enough to create the project) of the ribbon and buttons shown.
      • The Howl-O-Ween project kit isn't offered anywhere else.  Be sure to take advantage of this special offer in August!

      The $99 Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is a hobby stamper or business demonstrator's paper crafting dream come true! In addition to the Spooktacular product bonus, here are some reasons to get the Stampin' Up! starter kit:
      • YOU CHOOSE:  For $99 you get $125 worth of YOUR CHOICE of ANY current products in the Stampin' Up! Catalog.
      • FREE SHIPPING:  The starter kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings.
      • THE CATALOG:  You'll receive 8 copies of the annual catalog as part of your kit.  Share with friends, customers or keep one in every room.  The catalog is THAT good with it's clean and simple design, pretty samples and oodles of stamp choices. 
      • TAKE A TEST DRIVE:  Test out demonstrator discounts and benefits from the time you purchase your kit in August through Dec. 31.  There's no obligation to purchase anything further but the discounts are divine if you do!
      • FILL YOUR WISH LIST:  Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first demonstator product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up on the new, redesigned foam ink pads (better ink coverage), stamps and coordinating accessories. 
      • EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You'll receive an everyday 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.
      • PRE-ORDER:  Purchase Stampin' Up! products one month in advance of the customer sales period.  Cool.
      • RESOURCES:  Stampin' Up! offers a monthly magazine, private website and gallery, video tutorial library and much more. 

      Thursday, July 26, 2012

      Enjoyed seeing former colleagues at the Texas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at Horseshoe Bay; and sharing a little "Creative Inspiration"

      Friday, July 20, 2012

      These are cards from the Hostess Club yesterday.  I worked them hard. :)

      Sunday, July 15, 2012

      My first contest

      I am entering my first contest with Mojo Monday.  Which one is your favorite?

      Stamp Set:  World Treasures and Itty Bitty Banners
      DSP:  Floral District
      Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
      Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade and Daffodill Delight
      Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelets

      Tuesday, June 12, 2012

      Tuesday, June 5, 2012

      For the golfers...

      I am not really all that creative at times.....just a good copier.  This card is one I want to copy and share with everyone (CASE).  Love the golf ball!

      Wednesday, May 30, 2012

      Ladies Stampin' Night Out this FridaY

      Want a crafting night out?  $10 for 3 paper and ink projects, a snack and a drink.  RSVP  by Thursday afternoon May 31, 2012.

      Friday, May 18, 2012

      Print your own graph paper

      I learned about this site from Spellman & Associates in Amarillo, TX.

      Print your own graph paper at PrintFreeGraphPaper.com 
      It is great!  You can choose from a variety of options and it creates a beautiful printable PDF.  

      Thursday, May 17, 2012

      Re-purpose with Stampin' Up!

      Yesterday at my Stampin' Up! hostess club, I challenged the members to bring a re-purposed item that was using SU products to decorate.  Here are their projects.....

      Wednesday, May 9, 2012

      I used Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio to design some rack cards for Creative Inspiration.  I am attaching both front and back.

      Monday, May 7, 2012

      Want someone to pamper you while you craft? I am offering "Dinner and a Paper Craft" on Thursday, May 10, 6:00 pm. $20 gets participants an evening meal and 2 fun paper crafting projects. A night out of Stampin' Up! fun. All supplies furnished but you are welcome to bring your own supply and tool kit. If you place a $60 order, then the class fee is waived. RSVP by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday before the night out on Thursday. 

      Saturday, May 5, 2012

      Introducing the New 2012-2014 Stampin' Up! In Colors

      It's time to fall in love again with five beautiful, new Stampin' Up! In Colors.  Stampin' Up! captured the hottest fashion and home décor trends with their soon-to-be released palette of Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple.  Coordinating In Color card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and more will be available for customer purchase starting June 1, when the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog officially begins.

      Friday, May 4, 2012

      Occasions Mini Catalog Stamps Available NOW!

      STAMPIN' UP! UPDATE (and clarification) AS OF 5/3!  Good News!  In addition to the STAMPIN' UP! OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG CARRYOVER LIST, the following Occasions Mini Catalog stamps are available for purchase RIGHT NOW!  They will show up in the new Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog on June 1, too!  DON'T MISS my catalog offer below!
       Stamp Set Name
       Item Number
       Baby Prints    
       Love & Laughter
       Bordering on Romance
       Apothecary Art
       Mixed Bunch
       Tea Shoppe
       Loving Thoughts    
       Salon de thé
       Etiquetas florales
       Art floral

      Thursday, May 3, 2012

      Baby Red Potato Salad

      I tried a new recipe this evening that my daughter Suzan had told me about.  She has been using a lot of recipes from Gina Homolka from http://www.skinnytaste.com  This Baby Red Potato Salad is very tasty.  I used some fresh basil and parsley (from my herb pots) instead of the green peppers and scallions and used sweet onion instead of red onion.  The red wine vinegar makes it taste fresh and light.  

      Baby Red Potato Salad

      Monday, April 30, 2012

      Today is the last day!

      Today is the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog and to order the preview "Summer Smooches".

      Thursday, April 26, 2012

      I am busy working out some of the kinks associated with my Blog and Facebook and email.  Right now, when I post to my Creative Inspiration Blog, there is an automatic post to my Facebook Page.  In order to have access to that page you need to "like" that page.  Facebook rules call for business promotion posts to be published to a page and not to your timeline (which is for personal things).  I am also sending my regular Stampin' Up! customers (hostess club and online customers) an email when I have a new blog post.   

      There are two different pages on my blog; the home page and Creative Stampin' is the second page.  The home page is for the overall business "Creative Inspiration" and then additional pages will be assigned exclusively to specific components of the business.  The only page now is for Stampin' Up! but there will be more to come.  You can subscribe to my blog through email or follow the blog through Google Reader by making clicks on those sections of the blog on the right side-bar.

      Please bear with me as I work through these tedious and boring tasks.

      Here is an overview with details from Stampin' Up!  concerning all the retirement and changes for the new catalog.  I hope this explains things better.  Please keep in mind that the retiring products are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Many items are discounted!  That means items will sell out so PLEASE DON'T WAIT!
      When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.
      The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images. They will be available for customer order on June 1.
      In addition, please note the following changes in the new catalog, which explain some of the products appearing on the retired list:
      • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
      • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered.
      • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections.
      • Any item with an asterisk next to it is being reconfigured.  An example of this could be repackaging, as in the example above of the markers.
      • Craft Ink Pads (other than black or white per above) and Craft Refills will no longer be offered.
      • Classic Ink Refills (other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors) will still be available.
      • Stampin' Spots are being discontinued.  Stampin' Up! may possibly reconfigure & sell some of the Classic Ink Spots.
      • Other than the retiring 2010-2012 In Colors, the Stampin' Up! colors are NOT retiring.
      Two items that were included on the Retiring Accessories List are not actually retiring. The lists have been updated s to remove these items.
      208   108360   Craft Scissors
      208   103579   Paper Snips

      Wednesday, April 25, 2012

      Stampin' Up! has released their retired accessory list and the list of retiring decor elements.  Go here to see the list.   

      Monday, April 23, 2012

      When you look at this picture, you will wonder why in the world I am in the "creativity" business. lol. However, the creativity came in trying to make a healthy dish with a specific type of summer squash in mind. I am more concerned with taste than beauty, which is obvious. This is simply called "Squash Dish".  The recipe....

      Squash Dish

      1 onion, chopped
      1 clove garlic, chopped
      8 oz. slice pork, sausage or bacon
      1 can tomatoes with chili's
      1 regular bag of frozen whole kernel corn
      4 sliced summer squash

      Saute' onion and garlic with bacon or port.  Add chili tomatoes and frozen whole kernel corn.  Cook slowly.  Later, slice squash and lay on top - let cook until tender.  Salt and pepper to taste (or use a seasoning mix of your choice). 

      Sunday, April 22, 2012

      New Card Idea

      I made a card like this today.  Mary Jo (my upline) CASE'd it from Patty Bennett

      Monday, April 16, 2012

      Stampin' Up! Clearance Items

      55 NEW PRODUCTS ON THE STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK.  Save up to 60%.  Check out the latest additions to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!