Winter Blues with Petal Palette

Here’s a card that’s sure to cure your Winter Blues!

I just loved the way this turned out!  The paper is Petal Passion DSP that has been colored using my Stampin’ Blends.  There’s really no right or wrong way to use the Blends- just experiment!

This card is a Fun Fold called a Gate Card.  Very simple to make.  Give it a try!  For the card base, start with cardstock cut at 4 1/4 X 11 and score each end at 2 3/4″.  Then fold each side in towards the middle.

Take a look at the back of the paper after I colored it!  I almost like this as much as the front!!  What do you think?

Gave this card to my sweet husband for Valentine’s Day.  He’s been in the hospital in Arizona for 2 weeks- came back to Maui & had 1 nice day at home then had to go back to Maui Memorial ICU with more complications.  Hopefully he’ll be coming home today!

Thank you to everyone for your kindness and prayers during this difficult time.  My stampin’ friends are so wonderful- love you all!!  I’ve had people help prep my classes for me, mow my lawn, bring food, & loads of people praying & encouraging us.  We are truly blessed!

Don’t miss more Winter Blues Cards at the SSINK Design Team Page!

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!

 

Flying Home for Kre8tors Blog Hop!

Welcome to a brand new Blog Hop…Kre8tors!  I’m excited to be a part of this hop where today we’ll be showing you some of our favorites from the New Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing a lot with my Stampin’ Blends & Flying Home is the perfect set for coloring!  

This is really easy & fun to do & the blend pens are so vibrant.  And if you don’t have the Stitched Shapes framelits, you really do need these!!  Just $30…half way to a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  Add this stamp set, Flying Home, and you’re there!

We’ll be making this card, along with 3 other projects this month at my Stampin’ Blends Club.  And I have room for 2 more people!  Let me know if you’d like to join us!  You can also join us off-island where I’ll send you all the supplies and directions for the projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure and continue on this blog hop as I’m sure there will be tons of great projects and ideas ahead!!  Be sure & check out Su’s blog by clicking the NEXT button!  She has a wonderful watercolor project you’ll want to see!!

1. Melissa Tennison

2. Nichole Loe

3. Deb Naylor

4. Lisa Kmiec

5. Tricia Butts

6. Laura Kate Mackie

7. Cheryl Hamilton    YOU ARE HERE!

8. Su Mohr

9. Hiske MacKay

10. Kathy Maurer

11. Leisa Pedersen

12. Linda Handford

13. Mary Trautner

14. Jackie Lawless

15. Alexandra Rauf

16. Maria Calia

17. Kirsteen Gill

18. Amy Grendel

19. Diana Tillery

Stampin’ Blends Club

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.

Due to popular demand, I’ll be offering a Stampin’ Blends Club during the first 3 months of 2018!  This just happens to coincide with Sale-a-Bration!  Perfect!

For just $59/month, you’ll go home with the whole Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the Color Lifter).  You’ll also get the Color Me Happy Project Kit and coordinating Stamp Set, perfect for your blends!  And, because this is happening during Sale-a-Bration, you’ll get to choose a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM EACH MONTH!

The classes will give you ideas to use these products in different ways.  We’ll make cards along with some 3-D items.

I’m offering this class in the mail, too!  I’ll mail everything in 1 big box and email you PDF instructions for the projects.  Please add $13.60 for shipping.

I’ll also throw in (FREE) a Momento Ink Pad because that’s the recommended ink to be used with the Stampin’ Blends.

I’ll have classes on Wednesday mornings at my house in Haiku- or you can attend on Monday evenings in Kahului at the Fabmac office above Bistro Casanova’s.

Maui Class Details:

  • Wednesday classes at 10 am in Haiku (Jan 17, Feb 7, March 7) or
  • Monday evenings at 5:30 in Kahului Fabmac Office (Jan 22, Feb 12, March 12)
  • $59/month or just $10/class if you’re a Maui Big Shot! (my downline) and bring your own Stampin’ Blends)
  • Please bring your own adhesives to class
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!

Classes By Mail:

  • $177 + $13.60 postage (190.60 total)
  • I’ll send the whole set together along with your Sale-a-Bration items!
  • PDF instructions will be provided so that you can make the projects
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!

What everyone gets:

  • Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
  • Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • Color Me Happy Stamp Set
  • Momento Ink Pad
  • Sale-a-Bration Items!!
  • Lots of ideas & fun!
  • Stampin’ Blends container!  Found plastic containers that are the PERFECT SIZE to hold your blends!  Another gift I’m giving to my Stampin’ Blends Club members!

Thank you so much for being a customer of mine!  This is a pretty fun job I have and I appreciate all of you so much!

Stampin’ Blends Club coming during Sale-a-Bration!

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.

Due to popular demand, I’ll be offering a Stampin’ Blends Club during the first 3 months of 2018!  This just happens to coincide with Sale-a-Bration!  Perfect!

For just $59/month, you’ll go home with the whole Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the Color Lifter).  You’ll also get the Color Me Happy Project Kit and coordinating Stamp Set, perfect for your blends!  And, because this is happening during Sale-a-Bration, you’ll get to choose a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM EACH MONTH!

The classes will give you ideas to use these products in different ways.  We’ll make cards along with some 3-D items.

I’m offering this class in the mail, too!  I’ll mail everything in 1 big box and email you PDF instructions for the projects.  Please add $13.60 for shipping.

I’ll also throw in (FREE) a Momento Ink Pad because that’s the recommended ink to be used with the Stampin’ Blends.

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

I have a Wednesday morning class lined up so far.  Let me know if you’d like a weekend class & we can work out dates that work for both of us!

Maui Class Details:

  • 1st Wednesday of each month X 3 months (starts Jan. 3, 2018)
  • 10 am
  • Cheryl’s house in Haiku
  • $59/month
  • Please bring your own adhesives to class
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!
  • Contact me to set up weekend classes

Classes By Mail:

  • $177 + $13.60 postage (190.60 total)
  • I’ll send the whole set together along with your Sale-a-Bration items!
  • PDF instructions will be provided so that you can make the projects
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!

What everyone gets:

  • Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
  • Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • Color Me Happy Stamp Set
  • Momento Ink Pad
  • Sale-a-Bration Items!!
  • Lots of ideas & fun!

Thank you so much for being a customer of mine!  This is a pretty fun job I have and I appreciate all of you so much!

Indescribable Gift on Vellum

The flower image on the Indescribable Gift Stamp Set is so beautiful!!  Perfect for stamping on vellum!

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The idea for this beautiful card comes from Becky Cowley.  I stamped the image with Momento Ink and then colored it using Blendabilities.  You could also use your markers or Blender Pen.  I turned the image over to give it a softer look.

IMG_8228Here’s a different look in blue:

IMG_8227In the background, you can see “happily ever after”.  I’ve used Big News and Blessed By God for the sentiments and done some Gorgeous Grunging!

Please leave me a comment!  Tell me if you’d like to make any of my cards in a class or at club, and I’ll make sure and add them to the menu…

Supplies used:

  • Pink Pirouette and Pool Party Card Stock
  • Vellum (3 X 3 3/4)
  • Stamp Sets:  Indescribable Gift, Big News, Blessed By God, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Edgelits:  Adorning Accents, Finishing Touches
  • Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon
  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Antique Brads
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Artisan Embellishment Kit

 

 

March Blooms

March has snuck up on me… time for another calendar page!

IMG_6642The image is from Blended Blooms and I colored it using lots of different colors of Blendabilities.  There’s no right or wrong way to color with them.  I love the way this turned out!

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Be sure to go to Crystal and Anne’s blog pages to see their beautiful calendar pages!

 

Paper Pumpkin Accordian Card

Well, they’ve done it again!  My Paper Pumpkin has come up with the cutest idea this month!!  An Accordion Fold Card!IMG_8184Isn’t this so cute?!!  Notice the yellow stamp under the H… that’s me putting my photopolymer stamp on upside down!  Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve done that.  I still like it!IMG_8182They even have boxes to go with the cards! (8 cards & boxes included!)

IMG_8179I added this flower stamp from the Hostess Set called Bloom With Hope then colored it using Blendabilities.

If you’d like to try My Paper Pumpkin, now’s the perfect time!!  Sign up for 3 months and get a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

Here’s another idea to change up the Paper Pumpkin Card this month:

IMG_8186This month we’re getting together at Marylou’s office in Kahului around 5pm on Thursday, Feb. 26.  Stop in if you want to share in the fun!  I’ll have some extras you can make!

 

 

 

Big News for the Hamiltons!

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!!  Baby Ryan is here & adorable!!!

Ryan baby!!Isn’t she precious?!  She lives in Texas, so I sent her a ruffled muumuu from her Auntie!

Here’s the card to go with it:

IMG_6184The idea for this card comes from Brian King.  Thanks, Brian!

  • Stamp Sets:  Big News, Just Sayin’
  • Colors:  Pink Pirouette, Basic Black (4 1/4 X 2 1/4 & 3 5/8 X 3 1/8), Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 2)
  • Accessories:  Blendabilities, Typeset Specialty DSP (3 1/2 X 3), Project Life Corner Punch, Word Bubbles Framelits

IMG_6187I used the pointy end of the light Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to color in the letters.  Love the way there’s no streaking!!

Blendabilities are now available for purchase!!  10425469_735542466484183_3149604949007519941_n Blendabilities!Click here to see a video or to buy some!!

One last picture of the happy family!10474028_10152266343260784_5589634376546072779_n Andrea's family!!