Baby Framed Art

One of my dear friends is expecting a grand-baby very soon.  She’s requested a framed piece for baby’s name… with a hula girl!  I’ve been throwing this idea around & procrastinating for at least a month!  But baby will soon be here!

So yesterday I started playing around with the idea, trying to make it for boy or girl.  Here’s what I came up with:

I just love it & hope she does, too!!  You may be asking, “Where’s the hula girl?”  I know!  I’ve made a special one for her that she’ll have to put in the center square along with baby’s name.  I could have made a hula skirt for the mermaid!  Just thought of that!

Here’s a few closeup’s:

Definitely a Hawaii Baby Theme here!

If you’d like to make one, I’ll be offering a class soon!

BABY FRAMED ART CLASS

  • Saturday, October 7 at 10am
  • Frame not included (purchase 12 X 12 frame at Ben Franklin)
  • Class fee:  $20 or FREE with $40 order
  • RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!  Class size will be limited to 6.  If there are enough requests, I’ll open up another class.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll show you the mermaid hula girl soon!

SSINK Summer Fun

Today’s theme for Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is Summer Fun!  I’m using the stamp set called Message in a Bottle which is loaded with some cute images!  A mermaid, whale, octopus & more… I chose to use the boat & put it in the bottle for a more masculine card.

These pictures aren’t the greatest because I can’t get my iphone to sync with my computer.  Frustrating!  But the cards are really cute…honest!

The white cardstock on top is the shimmer paper.  I’ve embossed it with the 3-D Dynamic Textured Folder- Ruffled and then applied a watercolor wash using Soft Sky Ink.  The bottle was fussy cut & popped up using dimensionals.

See the sparkle?

Time to head over to see what the rest of the SSINK Team has for Summer Fun!

#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!

#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!

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…

Cheryl

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

Pineapple Mahalo for SSINK Color Challenge #45

I grew up on Oahu and had acres and acres of pineapples growing right behind my house in Waipio Valley.  I remember chasing around those fields after school with my dog running beside me.  And they’re easy to grow!  Every time I buy a pineapple & just stick the top in the ground & it will produce a pineapple the next year!

Stampin’ Up! is retiring my Pineapples!!  And the Mahalo!!  I’m sure I won’t be getting rid of those…they come in handy here on Maui!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Pineapple, Pop of Paradise, A World of Thanks (ALL RETIRING!)
  • Ink:  Delightful Dijon & Pacific Point
  • Paper:  Pacific Point (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2 & 1 1/4 X 5), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4 & 1 X 1 3/4 & 1 X 2 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Gold Wink of Stella (RETIRING!), Linen Thread

Look what I did with my stamp!  Took a little courage, but I’m happy with the results!

Now it’s super fast to stamp with 2 colors!

Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure & pick up some Gold Wink of Stella and other retiring items before they’re gone forever!  SHOP RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Be sure and check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has done with these colors!  And add your own project to the challenge!

 

 

#SSINKCC40 Pineapple in the Window

ssinkcc40-create-with-cherylStylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation has a Color Challenge today!  And I’m loving these colors!!  Old Olive.  Flirty Flamingo.  Sahara Sand.

I haven’t made a Window Card in a while, & they’re one of my favorites!  So I went for a Hawaiian Window Theme.

I’ll list the ingredients here:

  • Botanical Blooms
  • Pop of Paradise
  • Hearth & Home Thinlits
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Wink of Stella Gold
  • Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Please leave me a comment & let me know what you think of my card…  What’s in your window this time of year?  What’s actually in my window is lots of avocados & lilikoi!!  Making more lilikoi jelly this week and lots of guacamole… lucky me!

Now head on over to the SSINK Page & see what the other girls have made using these gorgeous colors!