Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release for SSINK & FMS325

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’ll be showing you some 2nd release Sale-a-Bration items!  Stampin’ Up! just released more FREE items with every $50 you spend!!  I’ll be showing you a card made with Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, which was a 2nd release Sale-a-Bration item!  This paper is so pretty as is, but I wanted to try adding a little color to it using my brayer.

I was trying to come up with an ombre look.  This was really simple- just brayed it (is that a word?) with Marina Mist, Island Indigo, & then Night of Navy.

I came up with this great card layout using the challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #325.

Here’s the inside:

You’ll find the supply list at the bottom of my post.  And, this is one of the cards we’ll be making at my Cards, Etc. Class on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2pm and again on Monday, Feb. 26th at 10am.

Be sure and stop by the SSINK Page to see what more 2nd release Sale-a-Bration items!

 

 

Sale-a-Bration or Occasions Catalog Favorite for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

I’m excited to be a part of Kylie’s International Blog Highlight today, where you’ll be seeing lots of favorites from the Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs!

Today I’m showing you another Shaker Card!  The fun papers in Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper are so festive & are perfect with a little confetti added!

Here’s a better picture showing you this fun paper:

Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper

The artist easel is from Painter’s Palette.  That’s been stuck away in my closet for too long!  Such a cute set!

Here’s another Shaker Card.  Which one do you like best?  I like the candle one, except that you have to “fussy cut” it.  I don’t have a lot of patience for that.

I would love if you could take the time to vote for my card at Kylie Bertucci’s host page for this blog highlight.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project (#6)!   To vote, click on the button below, go to the gallery, then hover over the picture of the card until the little heart turns red.  You can vote by clicking on the icon below:

VOTE FOR ME… #14, WHO FORGOT TO PUT HER NAME…

 

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If you live in the US and don’t already have a demonstrator I would love to become yours!  And if you need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

SSINKFF3 Picture Perfect Shaker Card

Shaker Cards!!  I’ve paired 2 fun stamp sets to make this card for the SSINKFF3 Challenge.  Picture Perfect Birthday and Painter’s Palette.

Here’s some simple directions for you to make a Shaker Card:

If you’d like to make this card, join me at class the end of the month at the Cards, Etc. Class.  I have 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, Feb. 26th at 10 am
  • $15 or FREE with your $25 order that day
  • We’ll make 3-4 projects

To see more Shaker Cards, head over to the SSINK Page!

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh My! Cards Featuring Pretty Kitty

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for February 2018. This month our theme is Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh My! Cards Featuring Animals!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Cheryl Hamilton @ www.createwithcheryl.me or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Today’s blog hop is all about animals!  My Bella & Friends stamp set has gotten a lot of use, but I haven’t used Pretty Kitty until today.  Here I go…

Stamped the kitty on Shimmer Paper using Memento Ink and then colored it in using Stampin’ Markers.  I chose the colors based on this weeks challenge from Global Design Project #GDP125.

Don’t you just love that “amazing” cutout?!  You can get Celebrate You Thinlits FREE with any $100 order now until the end of March during Sale-a-Bration.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Cheryl Hamilton @ Create With Cheryl, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop Bird Banter

Aloha & welcome to another Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop.  I’m so excited to be a part of this group of hard working & talented demonstrators who have all earned the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Alaska!!  Follow along the hop and you’re sure to find many wonderful & creative new ideas!

The star of my blog post today is this charming little bird from Bird Banter!  The birds in this set all have different personalities.  Just love them!  Found the idea for this card on Pinterest, made by Carolynn Saunder.  And this was perfect for my Stampin’ Blends class!  We had fun coloring those birds.

Here’s the details to make my card:

  • Stamps:  Bird Banter
  • Ink:  Momento, Real Red & Night of
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White(5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 x 4 1/8), Night of Navy (5 1/4 x 2), Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper -FREE Sale-a-Bration item! (5 1/4 X 2), Real Red & Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon, Enamel Shapes, Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends
  • Tips:  Cut the scallop circle out of the Real Red background!  They’ll never know…

One more reason I love this stamp set…

I try so hard to be organized, but I’m always running behind!!  So this is perfect for all those late birthday cards.

Be sure & continue on the Alaska Achievers Blog Hop, where you’ll find lots of great ideas!

Stampin’ Blends Showcase

Say hello to a world of colorful creativity with Stampin’ Up!s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends!  These high quality, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and dark shade.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These markers make it so easy to blend colors and create lovely works of art.  There’s something so relaxing and fun about coloring!  I’m offering a Stampin’ Blends Club that I posted about HERE.  Let me know if you’re interested!

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration FREE set), Cake Soiree
  • Ink:  Momento & Always Artichoke
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Base (8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4), Always Artichoke (4 1/8 X 5 3/8), Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP (3 X 3 7/8), Whisper White (2 X 3 7/8), Calypso Coral
  • Accessories:  Layering Ovals Thinlits, Stampin’ Blends

Look at the 2 cards.  Do you see anything different?  I stamped the 2nd one with Always Artichoke, instead of Momento Ink!  And I think it looks great!  They recommend Momento, but I’m excited to experiment with other inks!

Which one do you like best?  Momento or Always Artichoke?  I can’t decide…

Let me know if you’d like to join the Stampin’ Blends Club!  I have one you can do my mail, and I’ll send you all the supplies & directions.  We’ll be making this card on Monday, Jan 22nd in Kahului after work, so maybe you can join us!

Be sure & check out the SSINK Page where you’ll find more ideas for using Stampin’ Blends!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

New Catalog Launch Class-Party this Sunday

I’ve had several requests to see the projects we’ll be making this Sunday at my New Catalog Launch Party.  It was hard to narrow it down- there are so many new things I just LOVE!!  But I’ll show you the three cards we’ll be making here:

This gorgeous set is a FREE SALE-A-BRATION set!  Just love it!  The sparkly ribbon is from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog also.  I found the idea for this on Facebook and can’t figure out who to credit it to!  If you know the original creator, please comment so that I can give her (or him) proper credit!

This was a Make & Take we did at On Stage in November.

You’ll get a chance to try out the Stampin’ Write Markers vs. the new Stampin’ Blends.

I know!!!  This paper is so cute!!  The card base & envelopes are also a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.

And there’s more…  I want to clarify that this isn’t the usual Open House where you come & go.  This is a Party/Class where you’ll pay $15 to make 4-5 projects, demonstrations & displays & lots of door prizes!  Fun!  So be sure you arrive at 12 noon so you have time to make everything!  Please RSVP!

Have a great day!

SSINK $50 project = FREE Sale-a-Bration!

Today I’ve made a Fun Fold Card I’m calling Both Sides Fun Fold- it has flaps on both sides of the card that open!

First you open the top flap…

then the right side flap opens for you to write your message.  Isn’t this paper pretty?!  It’s called Picture Perfect Birthday and the stack is full of beautiful designs, cut 6 X 6.

It’s Sale-a-Bration Time so you get a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM with every $50 you spend now through March 31st!

Here’s my $50 recipe for this card:

  • Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set- $17
  • Picture Perfect Birthday DSP- $10
  • 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon- $7
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Sequins- $7
  • Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots- $9
  • TOTAL = $50 = FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you get a chance to attend my New Catalog Launch Party on Sunday!  Lots of fun projects & prizes!!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS…

Be sure & stop by the SSINK PAGE to see more ideas for $50 projects!

SSINK Bags ‘N Tags Merry Little Christmas

Thank you for joining the SSINK Team today as we’ll be showcasing Bags ‘N Tags.  I always have a few decorated bags made up for last minute gift giving.  I used that fun plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas Suite to make today’s project.

All I’ve been making is Christmas, so I wanted to do something different.  Found the idea for this from Stampin’ Georgia, who had tons of great ideas!  Thanks Georgia!  I love the ease of stamping with Merry Little Labels & just punching out with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch!

I love the stamp with the deer that says “Let it snow”… but it doesn’t apply to me much here on Maui!  So I cut up my stamp using my paper snips to make it more useful for me!  Very freeing!!

Found the perfect sized Happy Birthday in the Ready to Pop set.

Before I leave, I need to show you that it does snow in Hawaii.  Sometimes right on my mountain, Haleakala!  So don’t tell me it doesn’t get cold here!Image result for snow on haleakala 2017

Who has hiked in Haleakala?  Or gone up to the top to see the sunrise?  Freezing cold, right?!!

Hope you got some inspiration to help with your gift packaging!  For more great ideas, check out the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Page!

SSINK Case the Design Team Member- Darla Roberts

Today the Stylin’ Stampin INKspiration team will be CASE-ing Darla Roberts!  Darla took a break from our team for a bit last year when she was going through lots of stress and challenges, but she’s BACK!  I finally got to meet Darla at On Stage a few weeks ago & immediately felt like we were old friends!  She is full of energy & enthusiasm & has a heart of gold.  Love you, Darla!!

Here’s the card I made after browsing Darla’s Blog, Stampin’ With Darla.

And here’s Darla’s card:

Same card.  Different colors.  The leaf stamp from Colorful Seasons is so pretty!  Thanks, Darla, for the idea for this simple card!

Can’t wait to see what everyone else CASED from Darla!  CLICK HERE to go to the SSINK BLOG!  And thanks for stopping by today!