#SSINKTC48: Ink on Embossing Folders

We have a fun Technique Challenge for you today for the SSINK Team… Ink on Embossing Folders!

This is my first time trying out this technique & I just love it!!  It’s simple & fast with great results!  Here’s my card:

Just used my brayer to spread some ink on the Brick Wall Embossing Folder!  I really like the way it turned out & can’t wait to ink up my other Embossing Folders!

Today’s Tutorial:

  • Stamps:  Spooky Cat
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 11, score at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4) and inky embossed pieces (4 X 2 1/2- cut 2), Basic Black (2 5/8 X 4 1/8- cut 2), Spooky Night DSP
  • Accessories:  Cat Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels
  • Notes:  The Spooky Night DSP has a page made to cut 3″ squares containing the tree with the moon behind it.  I cut those squares 2 7/8 so that they’d fit onto the biggest scalloped square from Layering Squares Framelits.

 

I can’t wait to see what other projects the SSINK Team has come up with!  Why don’t you give it a try?!!  ENTER OUR CHALLENGE HERE!

Baby Framed Art

One of my dear friends is expecting a grand-baby very soon.  She’s requested a framed piece for baby’s name… with a hula girl!  I’ve been throwing this idea around & procrastinating for at least a month!  But baby will soon be here!

So yesterday I started playing around with the idea, trying to make it for boy or girl.  Here’s what I came up with:

I just love it & hope she does, too!!  You may be asking, “Where’s the hula girl?”  I know!  I’ve made a special one for her that she’ll have to put in the center square along with baby’s name.  I could have made a hula skirt for the mermaid!  Just thought of that!

Here’s a few closeup’s:

Definitely a Hawaii Baby Theme here!

If you’d like to make one, I’ll be offering a class soon!

BABY FRAMED ART CLASS

  • Saturday, October 7 at 10am
  • Frame not included (purchase 12 X 12 frame at Ben Franklin)
  • Class fee:  $20 or FREE with $40 order
  • RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!  Class size will be limited to 6.  If there are enough requests, I’ll open up another class.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll show you the mermaid hula girl soon!

#SSINK Quilted Christmas Favorite Designer Series Paper

When my husband & I were first married (32 years ago!), we lived in Salt Lake City for 3 years.  What a great place to live!!  Great skiing & hiking so close to the city!  And great opportunities to learn how to quilt!  There was an amazing quilt store that I’d spend hours in, that offered quilting classes!  I started off by making stuffed hearts & a bear on a string that all had cute quilting.  Later I made a Christmas Tree Skirt where we’d hand-dyed angels all around it, then quilted by hand.  And after awhile, my sweet neighbor, Ardella, encouraged me to come over several days a week while she helped me make a Queen sized quilt!  We sort of adopted each other & she was like a mom to me & Pat early in our marriage.  We were so blessed to have her in our lives!

So it’s not surprising that I’ve been drawn to the Quilted Christmas Suite!  Beautiful stamps & Framelits that coordinate with Stitched Felt Embellishments, ribbon & Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Here’s the beautiful coordinating 6X6 Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I love the non-traditional colors in there… blushing bride, lemon lime twist, and pool party!

Today’s Tutorial

  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Paper:  Blushing Bride card base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 X 2 3/4), Quilted Christmas DSP (5 3/8 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Stitched Felt Embellishments,  Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I’ll be having a QUILTED CHRISTMAS SUITE CLASS in October & hope you can attend!
2 dates to choose from:

#SSINK Count My Blessings

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing favorite Stamp Sets from the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite, hands down, is Count My Blessings!  This set has beautiful artwork and can be used any time of year!

My team, the Maui Big Shots!, had a stampin’ retreat over Labor Day and this is one of the projects we made:

This is called a Vellum Luminary Card, and it’s very simple to make!  You put a battery- candle in the middle & it lights up.  So pretty!!  The sentiment and leaves are from Count My Blessings and the Designer Series Paper on the left side is Painted Autumn DSP.

I used a technique called “Stained Glass” on the vellum.  CLICK HERE to see directions from a previous card.

A Vellum Luminary would be really nice for Christmas!  Maybe you’ll see another one here in a month or two.

Don’t you just love the Holiday Catalog?!!  Be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE for more Holiday Favorites!

September In Color Club: Starring Powder Pink!

It’s month 4 of my In Color Club & this month we’ll be making cards starring Powder Pink!  Beautiful, soft color!  Get ready for some fun stamping!!  Here’s what we’ll be making this month…

I knew I had to come up with a piggy card!  Hope everyone likes the others!

Here’s the dates for this month:

  • Monday, Sept 11th at 10 am, my house
  • Sunday, Sept 17th at 1 pm, my house
  • Tuesday, Sept, 19th at 5:30 pm, Francine’s office in Kahului

This club has been really fun and I want to thank all of you who’ve joined me!!  Next month will be our final month.  Let’s do a In Color Swap!!  Ruth (in Pennsylvania), you, too!!  There’s 16 of us!!  Let me know if you want to participate- Do it!!  You’ll end up with 16 fabulous cards!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you’re finding some time to stamp this weekend!

SSINK Paper Pumpkin Showcase

Last week I needed a couple of cards in a hurry.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  I popped open my latest box and found all the products needed to make some  cute Thank You cards.

Sometimes I add a little extra to the cards.  Here’s the same card with a little bling:

These Thank You’s were for Beth & Mary, my helpers for our Maui Big Shots! Retreat that we had last weekend!  2 1/2 days of total creativity, fun, friendship (talking story- as we say in Hawaii) & great food!!  12 of my downline attended & we stayed at a condo on the beach in Napili.  I’m so blessed to have these women in my life- & what a fabulous time we had!!

Mary & Beth have been helping me plan & prep for about 4 months!  I made them these special Retreat Survival Kits!

Here we are after unpacking the van- finally relaxing.

Thanks, you guys!!!  I’m sure you’re pretty tired of my infamous “delegating skills”!!  Ha!

Back to Paper Pumpkin!

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WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR MONTHLY BOX?

With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month.
Details of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must subscribe by Saturday, September 10, 201711:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.
To order your 50% off kit and subscribe thru MEplease visit Paper Pumpkin and enter code HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit. 

Watch the video below to learn more about this limited time offer to try Paper Pumpkin at 50% off.

Hope you give it a try!  It’s really fun to get a surprise box in your mailbox every month!

Go to the STYLIN’ STAMPIN’ INKSPRIATION PAGE to see more on Paper Pumpkin!

ICS Blog Hop Count My Blessings

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I really love Thanksgiving!  Yes, there’s the food.  My husband grills the turkey on the Weber every year & it has a slightly smokey flavor & it’s moist, & the best turkey ever!!

Here’s Anne Matasci & me ready for some turkey!

 But there’s just something wonderful about pausing to reflect on your blessings for one whole day!  We had a tradition when the girls still lived at home where we had a Thankful Turkey that sat out for a couple of weeks.  You were supposed to fill it with little notes about things you were thankful for & then we’d read them aloud after dinner.  I’ve kept them all over the years & they’re really fun to read!!

One of my fun family memories is when we made Pat get involved with making a new Thankful Turkey.  He’s not really into crafting, but when he does it he doesn’t hold back!  He must have used 10 glue sticks gluing on those pompoms!  These pictures were taken over 10 years ago, by the way.

This is one turkey feather.

Today the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is Introducing the Holiday Catalog!  I’ve chosen to focus on Thanksgiving!

Isn’t that the greatest sentiment?!!  And I just love the font!  The fall Designer Series Paper is called Painted Autumn & is full of fall colors, leaves, pumpkins, acorns, & pretty patterns.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & keep hopping to get a chance to see more new ideas from the Holiday Catalog!  Your next stop is Nichole Loe & you’re in for a treat!  She always has great ideas!!

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#SSINKCC48 Color Challenge: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, & Flirty Flamingo

Today’s color challenge… I wasn’t sure about the Very Vanilla, but it works really well with the other colors!  I love a Black & White card!!  I have to say, after coming up with this card, the biggest challenge I have is that Basic Black wants to get all over my fingers!!  Like a magnet!  Does anyone else have this issue?

Anyway, I finally came up with a nice clean card, & I LOVE IT!  What do you think?

These images are from a Host Set called Background Bits.  The 2 1/4″ Flirty Flamingo square is textured using Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure and visit the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas for these colors!

 

New Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

I’m excited to tell you that you can finally order from the new Holiday Catalog!!  But before you place your order you need to know that you can receive a FREE STAMP SET by placing an order of $300 or more!

Earn this EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition MERRY PATTERNS STAMP SET when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!

Details

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • In order to qualify, the merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling) or more.
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards

 

Watch the video below for some great examples of how to use this set.

The NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG has begun.  View it on-line HERE!

Contact me if you’d like to host a workshop during September or October!

Thank you for being a valued customer!

SSINK Case the DT: Pamela using Christmas Quilt

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will be casing our Design Team Member, Pamela Wu.  Pamela has a “clean & simple” style that I love!  She’s also become a very good friend of mine and has been so helpful & supportive of my business, even though we’ve never met!

Here’s the card I’ve CASEd from her:

I really like her layout and I just happen to have a brand new bundle to try out:  Christmas Quilt.

Here’s my card:

What a fun bundle this is!  The Framelits give you lots of options.  See the “stitching” in the quilt?

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2), Wisteria Wonder (3 X 4 1/4), Very Vanilla (2 3/4 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Peekaboo Peach, Linen Thread

Be sure and take a look what else the other SSINK Team Members have CASED from Pamela!