#GDP097 Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I’m playing along with the Global Design Project today (#GDP097).  Don’t you love these colors together?!

Here’s my card:

This is the first time I used this set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I just love the images!  This idea was CASED from Mary Anderson.  I’m not sure if she has a blog, but she should!!  Click HERE for her Pinterest Page.

To make this card, I decided on a sentiment and circle I was cutting out.  I used a circle 1 size smaller for a mask, then just stamped around the circle.  And take a look at the Classic Weave Ribbon.  It’s so pretty & rich looking!!

The sentiment is from Better Together.  Perfect for birthday, wedding, or any congratulations card.

Would you like to make this card with me?  Now’s your chance!  July Cards, Etc. Class will be offered 2 different dates:

  • Saturday, July 29th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, July 31st at 10 am
  • $10 or FREE with your $20 order

There’s no “etc”, this month, just 4 pretty cards.  RSVP ASAP to hold your spot in class!

Thanks for stopping by today!

#SSINKTC47 Technique Challenge: Ink, Spray, Smash

Today we have a fun Technique Challenge for you!!  Stampin’ Up! recently added Glossy Cardstock to the catalog, so we decided on a challenge that uses it.  It was easy & fun & the results are so pretty!!  I think you’re okay without the gloves.

Here’s what I made…another Mermaid Card!!

Isn’t it gorgeous?!!  And every card is unique!

I had to fussy cut the mermaid, which wasn’t too bad.  But here’s another card where I avoided the cutting!

I still really like it.  What do you think?  Fussy cut or no??  For my club members… let me know which one you’d like to make!  We just might have to try out this technique!

That glittery star is a new accessory:  2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes.  There are little stars, flowers, hearts, & arrows.  Really fun!

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Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team has done for this challenge!  CLICK HERE to check out their creations!

SSINK Cool Treats For the Kids

What kid doesn’t like ice cream? Actually, what adult doesn’t love it, too?!!  At my Open House for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog recently, I had an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. I made my own Hot Fudge for the event! Yummers!!!
I’ll leave you with the recipe at the end of the post.

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on KIDS today! So I made an Ice Cream Card:

I just love these colors!  This time I chose the colors from the Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic DSP.  Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Soft Sky.

Here’s the details:

  • Stamps:  Cool Treats
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Soft Sky (5 X 3 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wink of Stella (see sparkles below!)

Cheryl’s Hot Fudge Sauce

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 cup whipping cream

1 tsp. vanilla

Melt chocolate in double  boiler.  Add butter, cocoa, & sugar.  Cook 10 minutes.  Whisk in cream & cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly.  Slowly add vanilla.

Best served while admiring a beautiful card you just finished up!  Enjoy!

Now head over to the SSINK page to see other ideas FOR THE KIDS!

#SSINKCC47 Mermaid Colors

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a COLOR CHALLENGE for you!  #SSINKCC47

This Magical Mermaid jumped out of my closet to play!!  This set has such fun, gorgeous images!!  Here’s what I came up with:

Perfect for watercoloring.  I painted over the Melon Mambo with Wink of Stella.  It’s very sparkly in person!!

I’ve had several requests to make a Mermaid Card in one of my classes.  I’ll be sure & have this as one of our cards in our July Cards, Etc. Class.  Mark your calendars… 2 dates/times to choose from:

  • Saturday, July 29th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, July 31st at 10 am

Here’s the inside:

Thought for the day:

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To see more using this gorgeous color combo, head over to the SSINK PAGE!

June Cards, Etc. Class

Time for another Cards, Etc. Class!  I think you’ll love this month’s projects!

We’ll make 3 cards and a Scalloped Tag Topper Bag.  It’s the size of a mini candy bar.  You’ll LOVE that new shimmer ribbon when you see it in person!

Here’s another picture of the bag using some retired paper:

Hurry & sign up to hold your place in class!

2 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, June 24th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, June 26th at 10 am
  • 1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

Thanks for stopping by… Hope you get a chance to join us in this fun class!

And don’t forget the Maui Big Shots! are having a BLOWOUT CRAFT SALE this Sunday, June 25th from 12 noon – 2pm!!  10 demonstrators are selling their treasures!!  Also at my house in Haiku.

Window Box Peek-a-Boo Birthday Card

It’s birthday time for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!  This card features the new In Colors in a big way!

CASEed this beautiful card from Mary Alice Bellis, who makes some gorgeous cards, by the way!  This card was just what I was looking for to add to my In Color Club samples for June!

I just used my sponge daubers to add some color behind the cut out part.  Each card is unique & so pretty!

There’s still time to join my In Color Club!  $40/month & you’ll receive all the In Color supplies for that month plus 4 cards to give you lots of ideas!  I’d love to have you join even if you’re not on Maui!  I’ll send you a different set of colors each month.  I’ll have you pay postage please (around $7).  The club lasts just 5 months… 1 month for each In Color.

Be sure & check out what other BIRTHDAY IDEAS the other SSINK gals have for you!

ICS Blog Hop: It’s a Guy Thing!

Today’s theme for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is “It’s a Guy Thing”.  Last week when I was sorting through my retired stamps, I was happy to see that Hardwood is still current!  That set has just been sitting there for some reason & I’m determined to get a lot of use out of it!

I just love these 2 colors together:  Soft Suede & Soft Sky!  The large Happy Birthday needed something in the background.  Gorgeous Grunge may be retired, but we still have Timeless Textures!  There are some beautiful patterns in there!

Is the torn edge out of style?  I don’t see it much, but I think it fits with this card.

I’m also linking this card to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #102!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure and follow along with the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for more masculine card ideas!  Next up is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi!

Lovely As a Tree Masculine Birthday

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!

Only 3 more days & we have a new catalog!!

Now go check out the other Masculine Cards the SSINK Team has made!

 

May Cards, Etc. Class

Time to sign up for my May Cards, Etc. Class!  I’ve got 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am
  • We’ll make 3 different cards with matching envelopes and a 3-D item
  • Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

My 3-D item is the Popcorn Box!  It’s smaller than I thought it would be… about 3 handfuls of popcorn.  Very cute for gift giving!

You’ll practice some different techniques in this class:  Black Magic, watercoloring, masking.  Hope you can find the time to attend!  Please RSVP.

And…mark your calendars for 2 special events in June!!

  • Sunday, June 4th, 1-3pm at my house in Haiku… CATALOG LAUNCH PARTY!
    • New catalogs FREE to all who attend
    • FREE Make & Takes
    • Displays…door prizes…ice cream!
  • Sunday, June 25th, 12noon – 2pm… RETIRED STAMP SALE!!
    • HUGE discounts on retired stamps, paper, punches, etc!
    • 10+ demonstrators selling their products
    • Door prizes…cards for sale…and food, of course!

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope to see you soon!  Cheryl

Beautiful You with the Daisy Skirt!

Wanted to show you this cute card we’ll be making at the May Cards, Etc. Class!  Beautiful You with a pretty skirt made with the new Daisy Punch!

Isn’t that fun?!!  And you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make!

May Cards, Etc. Class

2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am

We’ll make 3 cards with matching envelopes and something else… maybe a small 3-D item.

Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order (you just might need to have this new Daisy Punch!)

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!