When the retiring list came out, I was so relieved to see that Lovely As a Tree is still with us! Such a beautiful & versatile stamp set! The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Masculine Cards today, and I reached for this set to make my card.
I used our new In Color, Tranquil Tide, for this card & I stamped off the background image first to make it a bit lighter. This is supposed to be a masculine card, but I pulled the sentiment from Beautiful You, a very girly stamp set. I think it works just fine.
Here’s a similar card without the stamping off.
Which one do you like best? I can’t decide. But I do know I love that tree!
Don’t you just love browsing through the new Stampin’ Up! catalog?!! Crisp, clean pages filled with new and some old favorites! I was able to preorder a few sets and my favorite is Colorful Seasons. It coordinates with Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to make some very fun images!! Plus it comes with a die cut Adirondack chair!!
Isn’t this a fun card! CASEd the idea from Jari Francis, who has a great blog! Thanks Jari!
I’m liking these colors! Lemon Lime Twist with Tempting Turquoise & Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry.
Take a look at the inside:
You probably think I’m at the beach every weekend, but the truth is, I rarely go. I drive by one of the prettiest beaches every day (Hookipa). But I have a string of visitors coming in the next 2 months that will force me to relax & get sandy!! Can’t wait!
I was in Honolulu last weekend for a wedding and managed to squeeze in some shopping at Ala Moana with my BFF Susie. We noticed tassles were everywhere!! Dresses, jeans, purses, shoes, & jewelry! How does Stampin’ Up! know this stuff??
Today I’m making a birthday card for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team where the focus is on…you guessed it! Birthdays!
Can you tell I just opened my box of goodies from the brand new 2017-2018 Catalog?!!! I noticed the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Me Pretty set. The best thing is that there’s a punch to match!!! Love my punches! Quick & easy!!
I think I like this one even better because of the Tranquil Tide Tassle from the Mini Tassles Assortment Set. The main colors in this card are Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, & Emerald Envy & I really like how they go together!
One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to pre-order new catalog items & play around with them before everyone else!! These will be available to everyone when the new catalog goes live on June 1st!
Which card do you like best? And who needs a new catalog?!! Let me know & I’ll set one aside for you!
Now be sure & go see what else the SSINK Team has come up with for birthdays!
There’s a new Card Sketch Challenge today at www.ssinkspiration.blogspot.com. I haven’t gotten Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper out of my system yet, and pulled it out again for this sketch. Here’s my card:
There are so many different looks you can achieve with this paper! And the stickers! But the best part of this suite is the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies! I just love that medallion with the Dapper Denim showing through!
I needed a Birthday Card & decided to add this sentiment from Window Shopping Stamp Set. That’s the set that goes with the Window Box Thinlits Dies. Don’t you love the font?!!
Make sure to check out what other ideas the SSINK Team has for this fun sketch!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team’s focus is on Retiring Designer Series Paper. I love lots of them and always have a hard time letting go!! Pop of Pink is so bright & pretty, so I’m choosing to focus on that today.
This beautiful paper is ON SALE FOR ONLY $7.80 (regular price $13).
Our Blog Hop Theme today is “It’s a Girl Thing”!! Love it! I could go many different directions with this one!
I’m so fortunate to have 2 daughters, Jenny & Malia. When they were little, I had a business called Lovebugs, & I used to make cute little outfits for them. You could never have too much glitter or pink! Never too many hearts or flowers! Here’s an old photo of them wearing one of my outfits:
I managed to use some pink, glitter, a flower, some bling and a doily for my girly card. Here it is!
Look closely and maybe you can find the sparkle…
Here’s the details in case you’d like to make one like it!
Stamps: Jar of Love & Special Reason
Ink: Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Soft Sky (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Melon Mambo (3 3/8 X 4 7/8), Daffodil Delight (3 1/8 X 4 5/8), Whisper White (4 1/2 X 3)