Magical Mermaid… It’s a Girl Thing!

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop, where today’s theme is “It’s a Girl Thing!”  I’ve made a fun shaker card staring the lovely mermaid from Magical Day.

Sparkles & mermaids.  I think that qualifies as “girlie”.  Love these colors!!  This will be one of my cards in the April Card Layouts Class.  In this popular class, we’ll make 3 different cards using 1 layout.  If you make your own card at home & post it on our group FB page, you’ll be entered in that month’s drawing for a prize!  Here’s the dates if you’d like to join us (3 dates- same projects):

  • Saturday, April 21 (11am – 1pm)
  • Sunday, April 22 (11am – 1pm)
  • Monday, April 23 (noon – 2pm)

Contact me if you’d like to participate but can’t attend class & we’ll work it out.

Are you wondering where I got those “bubbles”?  Those are the little Silica Beads that were in all the albums I purchased for the Card Layout Class participants!  I know you’ve thrown out tons of those… now you’ll have to save them for your Shaker Cards!No automatic alt text available.

Be sure & continue hopping to see lots more Girlie Ideas!  Terri is up NEXT!  

 

 

#SSINKCS51 Card Sketch Challenge

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We have a fun Sketch Challenge for you to participate in at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!  This is a great way to help you get started when you’re making a new card.  We hope you’ll participate in our challenge.

Here’s what I came up with:

This set is special because I got it FREE in Prize Patrol when I was in Salt Lake City in November for On Stage!  It’s called Lovely Wishes.  I really love these colors together!  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, & Lemon Lime Twist.  I’m trying to come up with colors for my blog.  Time to make some changes!  But I’m very wishy washy so far… changing my mind every day!

Sale-a-Bration is over!  Waaaaa!  It was sure fun while it lasted.  And one thing we all know about Stampin’ Up!… they always have something up their sleeve!  I’m heading to Las Vegas for On Stage this weekend!!  Maybe I’ll win another Prize Patrol!

Make sure you head over to the SSINK PAGE to see what the other designers have done with this challenge.

Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this March Paper Pumpkin kit: May Good Things Grow.

It’s always fun to open your Paper Pumpkin box!  Never know what will be in there…  Loved the March box!  Pretty flowers & colors!  It’s great to create just like the directions tell you, but I wanted to make something a little different.

See those cute wooden embellishments in the right top corner?  Those were our free gift they gave us in this kit, celebrating 5 years of Paper Pumpkin.  Cute!

I decided to make a box to hold notecards- using this kit.  Here’s the finished product.

I LOVE the way these turned out & think it makes a special birthday gift.  Made the box using Lots to Love Box Framelits.  Very simple.  And they fit the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes perfectly!  I think I’ll do this for a class!  Leave me a comment if you’d like me to, & I’ll put it on the calendar.

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. New subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe. New subscribers use promo code: SAVEFIFTY0418.

50% off Paper Pumpkin for two months

There are a couple of great reasons to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin right now.

  • Sign up between March 11 & May 10 & get 50% off your first 2 months! or
  • Buy a prepaid subscription to earn FREE SALE-A-BRATION items!
    • 3 months (137859) $59 (1 FREE ITEM)
    • 6 months (137860)  $114 (2 FREE ITEMS)
    • 12 months (137861)  $215  (4 FREE ITEMS)

PLUS, IF YOU SUBSCRIBE WITH ME BY MAY 10TH, I’LL GIVE YOU A SMALL BLOCK TO USE WITH YOUR STAMPS AS YOUR THANK YOU GIFT! 

LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW TO GET YOUR FREE BLOCK!

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Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Janey’s blog to see her fun creation.

Reflection Technique with my Team

Just a quick note to show you some fun we had experimenting with the Reflection Technique at our Maui Big Shots! Team Meeting last weekend.  We get together every 2 months to swap & talk business, but we always like to do a little stampin’!  You can see the cards I made using this technique HERE.

I put out a few different stamp sets and here’s a few of the cards they came up with:

I love the way they’re so different!  And the backgrounds are beautiful.  I know they’d LOVE YOUR COMMENTS!  Let them know what you think of their cards & I’ll pass it along to them!

I’m entering them all into the latest technique challenge at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration #SSINKTC51.

Happy Easter from the SSINK Team

We’re making Easter Cards at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration today!  I pulled out You’re Inspiring, a set with beautiful daffodils! When Pat & I were first married we lived in Salt Lake City.  It was so exciting to see the daffodils peek up from the snow every Spring!   I can’t grow daffodils on Maui, unless I put the bulbs in the freezer…  We do have some lovely gardenia’s blooming right now though, so I’m happy!

CASED this card from Sue Vine, thank you, Sue!  I had to use your idea of masking the daffodils- just love how that looks!  I added Wink of Stella to the middle of the flowers.  Maybe you can see it in this close up.

Be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members have created for Easter!

Daisy Delight for Spring

Who’s ready for Spring?  I remember when I lived in Denver for a few years and how excited I’d get when I’d see the daffodils poking up through the snow!  I was so ready for the sun to come out!!

Our theme today is Spring- so that means flowers to me!  I made a Fun Fold Card with daisies.

Isn’t that cute?!  If you’d like directions with measurements, I’d be happy to send them your way.  Just leave me a comment below at the bottom of the page!

Be sure & head over to SSINKspiration to see what the other design team members have come up with for Spring!

Alaska Achiever’s Blog Hop… Sale-a-Bration & Occasions

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Welcome to the Alaska Achiever’s March Blog Hop!  Hop along to see posts from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have earned the Alaska Cruise (July 2018).  We’re focusing on Sale-a-Bration & the Occasions Catalog this month.

My card features the Myths & Magic Suite– definitely one of my favorites!!  This suite has it all… magical images & framelits, gorgeous, sparkly Designer Series Paper, even Washi Tape!

I just love the sparkly paper and the fold on this card!  This is one of the cards we’ll be making at the Cards, Etc. classes at the end of the month.

Cards, Etc. Classes

  • Saturday, March 24th at 12 noon or
  • Monday, March 26th at 10am

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to continue on the hop for more fun & creative ideas!

#SSINKTC51

Have you ever tried the Reflection Technique?  I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do!  Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation we’re focusing on the Reflection Technique and hope you’ll play along with our challenge!

I’ve used this technique before, but always with Lovely As a Tree.  For my card I’m using a neglected (but loved!) stamp set.  Wild About Flowers.  Isn’t that sentiment so nice?

I’m not really very good at sponging, but getting better with practice.  Here’s a card I made with a left-over piece from a card I messed up on.  I think I like it even better than the card above!  What do you think?

I’m trying to earn the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Greece in 2019, but have quite a ways to go!  Here you can see my progress!  Looks like I just passed Mexico!

To help me out, order Wild About Flowers or Lovely as a Tree online & I’ll throw in some Sponge Daubers or Stampin’ Sponges FREE to get you started!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members came up with, and to play along with this fun challenge.

Blossoming Basket… Last Call for Sale-a-Bration!

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2018. This month our theme is Last Call for Sale-a-Bration!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Cheryl Hamilton @ Create With Cheryl 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.

Only 12 more days left of Sale-a-bration!  Don’t miss out!  Stampin’ Up! has added another big batch of give-aways!!  CLICK HERE TO SEE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS!

Here’s my card for today… using a beautiful image from Blossoming Basket.  See the Textured Basket Weave on the left side?  You get BOTH of these items FREE if you spend $100!

I love that the card is so simple & monochromatic using Tranquil Tide.  Have fun shopping!

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.

 



Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day so that’s our theme today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.

For years when our girls were little, we were famous around the neighborhood for our St. Patrick’s Day Parties!  Basically, everything was green!  Green rice, mac & cheese, cupcakes, beer & soda.  And we’d always have an Irish Dance Show put on by the kids.  Miss those days…

I’ve decided to GO GREEN and use a Fun Fold called a Pleated Card.  This fold is a great way to show off your Designer Series Papers!

I didn’t find any Designer Series Paper in green that I was inspired about, so I started with this Black & White DSP, Petal Passion, & colored the flowers with my Stampin’ Blends.  I turned it over & decided I liked the back side even more!

I needed a little something for the corner so I cut out some flowers from Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  That bundle is my latest favorite!!  It’s pricey, but it has 2 stamp sets and you’ll love the way the images stamp and cut out!  And if you buy it this month, you’ll also earn a Sale-a-Bration item!  Only 2 more weeks of Sale-a-Bration!

Wait!  Here’s an exciting update on Sale-a-Bration!  They’re giving away even more for the last 2 weeks… including that beautiful thinlit seen in the photo below!  That’s one of the $100 items.   CLICK HERE TO SEE SALE-A-BRATION OFFERS!  Click on $50 or $100 button to see everything.

See what the other SSINK design team members made for St. Patrick’s Day by going to our blog.  And don’t forget to leave your comment – we love hearing from you.