Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop – Pick A Season


We are a group of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators from around the world and our goal is to inspire folks to share their special talents to make and send cards to family and friends.

This month our theme is “Pick A Season”. I love the Fall Season! It brings so many wonderful memories of beautiful leaves, ranking them up into huge piles, and then jumping into them. I remember laughing and taking leaves out of my hair.

To focus on multiple colors of leaves I used the Intricate Leaves Dies for this Blog Hop. I know I’ll be using this set many times in the next few months making Halloween and Thanksgiving cards!

I used Evening Evergreen cardstock for the card base and trim along the sentiment. I added texture to the Sahara Sand background using the Bark embossing folder. I used the Intricate Leaves Dies to cut out a variety of leaves using different colored cardstock – Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Cajun Craze. The branches were cut with Early Expresso cardstock. The sentiment “Forever Grateful” is from the Forever Grapevine Stamp set.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog – Sea Ranch Creations today! Please be sure to ‘hop’ to the other demonstrator’s links so you can see all of their amazing designs. We hope they will provide you with inspiration for your card making.

Happy Stamping!


Blog Hop


                               Susan’s Birthday Stampin’ Up Retired Products 

                                                     BOGO SALE (Buy 1 Get 1 FREE)

                                                            USA Residents Only

What Is A BOGO (Buy One Get One) SALE? 

You BUY New Products from the Annual Catalog and/or July-December Mini Catalog and GET FREE Retired Products. This is a perfect time to participate as you will also receive FREE Sale-A-Bration Gifts from Stampin’ Up based on the amount of your purchases. Almost all of my Retired Products are brand new!

If you’re a demonstrator, you can purchase any product for the sale price and you do not need to order new product from the catalog.

WhenSaturday, September 25 from 9am to 12pm PDT

Zoom Info: and Passcode: 123

How Does It Work?: 

a. You’ll attend the Live Auction on Zoom September 25th from 9am to 12pm PDT.

b. I’ll describe each Retired Product and provide an item number and sale price.

c. You’ll write SOLD in the chat box for each Retired Product you wish to win.

d.  I’ll email you the total $ amount of the Retired Products you won during the Auction plus the estimated cost of shipping.

e.  You’ll order that $ amount of product from the Annual Catalog or July-December Mini Catalog using Host Code APTA3349.

f. Your order must be placed no later than Sunday, September 26 at 8pm PDT.

g. Once you place your order, I’ll mail you the FREE Retired Products you won plus the cost of shipping the items to you. If you are local, I’ll arrange for you to pick up your FREE Retired Products.

Please email me ( if you have any questions. 

Only 8 days left to earn Sale-A-Bration Free Items. 

If you place a $50 or more order with me in September and use my September Host Code, APTA3349, you’ll get a FREE reward from Stampin’ Up and a FREE Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle from the new July-December Catalog featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite OR you can purchase the Tutorial Bundle  for $15 by emailing me at 

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