SSINKspiration Case the DT: Diana Eichfeld

Today the SSINK Team is CASEing a team member:  Diana Eichfeld!  Diana always comes up with some very beautiful & creative ideas!  Here’s her card that I’m CASE-ing:

I started here because I just love her card!  But when I started playing around with the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, my card ended up a lot different.  But I love the way it turned out!

The colors are Cherry Cobbler & Soft Sky.  Peace on Earth.  What a beautiful and appropriate sentiment for this Christmas!  You’ll find the supply list below.


Be sure and check out what the other team members have CASED from Diana!

Christmas House Class

​I’m excited to offer this class to you… The Christmas House!  Wouldn’t this be pretty with a little tea light shining inside?  This is sure to be a very popular class, so hurry to RSVP!

Christmas House Class
  • Monday, Oct. 9 at 1pm or Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10am
  • Class fee is $20 or FREE with a $40 order
  • Bring your own adhesives & glue dots.  They will be available for purchase.
  • 1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku
  • Each house will be a little different… make it your own!

Hope you find the time to join us!  Space is limited so RSVP soon!!

#SSINKSC48 Sketch Challenge

Here’s a fun Sketch Challenge from the SSINK Team!  I love these challenges because they force me to come up with my own ideas.  Give it a try!!

To make this card, I basically started with some stamp sets I’d been wanting to play with:  Merry Patterns & Christmas Sweaters!  The Merry Patterns Set can only be earned by placing a $300 order through the end of October!!  Let me know if you have a big Wish List or would like to host a party!  I chose the colors by looking at the Quilted Christmas 6 X 6 DSP.  That’s a simple way to choose a color combo guaranteed to look great!

I don’t get a lot of use out of my sweaters here on Maui.  But my daughter, Malia, is spending her first winter in Syracuse, NY, where I hear it gets mighty cold!  She’s already made a request for sweater money.

Here’s a close up of that cute sweater…

Now head over to our SSINK Page to see what the other designers have done with this sketch!  Give it a try!!  We’d love to see what you come up with!

#SSINK Quilted Christmas Favorite Designer Series Paper

When my husband & I were first married (32 years ago!), we lived in Salt Lake City for 3 years.  What a great place to live!!  Great skiing & hiking so close to the city!  And great opportunities to learn how to quilt!  There was an amazing quilt store that I’d spend hours in, that offered quilting classes!  I started off by making stuffed hearts & a bear on a string that all had cute quilting.  Later I made a Christmas Tree Skirt where we’d hand-dyed angels all around it, then quilted by hand.  And after awhile, my sweet neighbor, Ardella, encouraged me to come over several days a week while she helped me make a Queen sized quilt!  We sort of adopted each other & she was like a mom to me & Pat early in our marriage.  We were so blessed to have her in our lives!

So it’s not surprising that I’ve been drawn to the Quilted Christmas Suite!  Beautiful stamps & Framelits that coordinate with Stitched Felt Embellishments, ribbon & Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Here’s the beautiful coordinating 6X6 Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I love the non-traditional colors in there… blushing bride, lemon lime twist, and pool party!

Today’s Tutorial

  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Paper:  Blushing Bride card base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 X 2 3/4), Quilted Christmas DSP (5 3/8 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Stitched Felt Embellishments,  Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I’ll be having a QUILTED CHRISTMAS SUITE CLASS in October & hope you can attend!
2 dates to choose from:

New Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

I’m excited to tell you that you can finally order from the new Holiday Catalog!!  But before you place your order you need to know that you can receive a FREE STAMP SET by placing an order of $300 or more!

Earn this EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition MERRY PATTERNS STAMP SET when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!


  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • In order to qualify, the merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling) or more.
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards


Watch the video below for some great examples of how to use this set.

The NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG has begun.  View it on-line HERE!

Contact me if you’d like to host a workshop during September or October!

Thank you for being a valued customer!

ICS Blog Hop: Knotty Ways

I’m excited about today’s Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop:  Knotty Ways!  We’ll be showcasing Stampin’ Up! Ribbon in a Christmas Theme!  I’ve used Foil Frenzy Paper which is shiny & gorgeous!  These are the first Christmas Cards I’ve made since last year… just love the holidays and all the special cards & gifts!

I used Christmas Pines stamp set which pairs with Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The leaves have such dimension!  The ribbon is 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon- Fresh Fig.  The accent pieces (Glitter Enamel Dots) add  just the right touch!

Here’s another one where you can see the shine in the Foil Frenzy paper.

Which card do you like best?  Leave a comment below & I’ll put your name in a drawing to win a set of GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS!  Glitter Enamel Dots

Don’t stop here!  Next on the ICS Blog Hop is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi.

Banner Day!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love banners!  Colorful…inspiring sayings…fun art!

I recently made an Aloha Banner.  I chose the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper basically because I wanted to use that beautiful shiny pattern for the pineapple!

Isn’t that fun?!!  Instead of the Banners Framelits I usually use, I tried this with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I’ll show you a few photos from the ends:

I recently had a few of my downline ladies over to make banners of their choice.

Helen, Linda, & Destryee worked all day on their banners!!  I didn’t get pictures of all of them, but here’s Destryee’s Easter Banner:

Isn’t that beautiful?!  We all have a new appreciation for banners!!  It’s like making 20 different cards!  But the results are so great!

Here’s one I started on that day:

I’m pretty happy to have a Christmas Banner done!  It gets way too busy once we hit October…

I’d love to hear any comments you have!  Have any of you made a banner?

Thanks for stopping by…


Club Christmas Party 2016

I have the most fun & creative friends that come over & stamp (& eat!) with me each month.  Here’s some pictures from our Christmas Party.  We look forward to the gift exchange all year!



If you’d like to join club, now is the time!!  We meet once a month at my place in Haiku, Maui, and make different projects.  You commit to spending just $25/month and you get to be hostess when your month comes around- which means free stuff!!  Let me know if you’d like to join!  You can quit whenever you want… no obligation if your life gets too busy.  You can also just give it a try!  Just place a $25 order that day.

Here’s some cards from our Ugly Sweater Card Contest.  Debby is the winner of $30 in SU Products!  Her card is on the left.  Congratulations, Debby!

Stenciling Technique Challenge #SSINKTC40

Today we have a fun challenge for you to try… Masking or Stenciling!

I made a stencil by cutting out a tree using Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.  Using sponge daubers, I sponged the tree with Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz.  Decided it needed more color, so I reached for Rose Red.  That’s one of those colors I forget about…but I just love it!


Isn’t that fun?!!  I sponged the tree on This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The star is punched from Blossom Punch.  I thought it would be cute with a bird, because of the music notes!

The bird was part of the Tree Builder Punch.

Which one do you like best?  The star or the bird?

I’m soooooo behind!  Ha!  I’m afraid my friends are getting New Year’s Cards this year.  But it’s all good.  I’m just stretching out the fun.

It was fun to take a break this morning & make this card.  I can’t wait to see what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has made for this challenge!  CLICK HERE to see more ideas!

Gift Card Holder for Christmas!

Christmas is just 2 days away!  This is the time for Gift Cards!!  I’ll show you a very simple & quick design you can make.


Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags
  • Ink:  Early Expresso
  • Paper:  Mint Macaroon Base (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 & 5 1/2), Presents & Pinecones DSP (2 X 4), Emerald Envy (3 1/4 X 4), Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry scraps
  • Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Balloon Framelits, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch


I used a circle punch on the gift card flap & closed it using Sticky Strip on the edges.  Super easy!  Really cute!


More Christmas Cards from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team HERE!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Leave me a comment & tell me what you’re doing over this special holiday!  My daughter, Malia, is home for 3 whole weeks!!!