Easter Message for Global Design Project 080

This week the Global Design Project is CASING Louise Sharp.  I love participating in their challenges because they have great sketches and help me with a beginning idea.  Here’s what I came up with for this sketch:

What a beautiful image that is!  And I love the verse that goes with it.  I used the Banner Framelits in place of Louise’s tag.  And I have this set on loan from my friend, Marylou, and wanted to play with it more before returning it.  I think I just may need to get one of my own!  The pretty Designer Series Paper is Blooms & Bliss  I used watercolor pencils & an aquapainter to color the image.  Here’s a closer look so you can see the sparkle from Wink of Stella:

To make this card, just check my supply list at the bottom of this post.  Now, be sure to check out what other stampers have come up with for this sketch at the Global Design Project!

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Carousel – GDP079

This week the Global Design Project Theme is Amusement Park.  There’s nothing that says Amusement Park more than the Carousel!  I remember dashing to get on the ride & choosing the prettiest horse to ride on!  Then waving to my people & feeling like a princess!

I couldn’t find a carousel picture, but here’s a couple of photos of Disneyworld with the girls…fun!!!

 

If I thought of it sooner, I would have done a teacup card!!  Malia!  How many times did you make Mom go on those teacups?!!  I’m dizzy just looking at it!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Carousel Birthday
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/2, & 3 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (5 1/8 X 1 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Enamel Shapes

Don’t you love those 2 colors together?!  And the enamel dots really add a lot!  The Carried Away Designer Series Paper is FREE with any $50 order while Sale-A-Bration is happening… ends March 31st.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great week!

 

 

Maui Big Shots! Fun Challenge

Just for fun, I sent out a few things to my downline, the Maui Big Shots!  Their assignment was to make something using these supplies:

The paper was from Serene Scenery DSP Stack.  They also used White Perfect Accents, Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack, & a circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  It’s amazing how different all the cards turned out!!

I have a very creative & fun team & we love getting together to stamp & share ideas!  I wish I would have taken a photo of the inside of Helen’s card…a huge bug-eating spider!  Beth should get extra credit because it looks like she’s the only one to use her paper clip!

Here’s what I came up with:

I paired Crumb Cake with Dapper Denim & added Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze.  The sentiment is from Layering Love.

Anyone interested in joining my team & becoming a “Maui Big Shot!” let me know!  If you sign up before this month ends, you’ll receive 2 FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE!  Most sign up to get the 20 – 25% discount.  But there are so many more benefits!  Friends, fun, & getting creative!

Leave us a comment about our cards!  I think they did a great job & love how different they all are!

SSINKCS#43 Wow Card

Here’s today’s Card Challenge (SSINKCS#43) from Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.  I had fun with this sketch & used it for a Congratulations Card for a friend who just received a big award at work.  Hope she likes it!

Isn’t that fun?!!  Here’s what I stamped on the envelope:

This is the first time I’ve used this fun set called Everyday Hero.  It won’t be the last!  Also the first time using White Perfect Accents.  Here’s a close up to see them better:

Be sure and check out what the rest of the gals have come up with for this sketch.  Better yet, try it yourself & add your card to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration challenge this month!

SSINKCC#43 Color Challenge

I love a challenge!  And anytime I use Perfect Plum it’s challenging for me!!  That color just sits there waiting to be noticed by me.  In face, my upline, Anne Matasci and I started a Purple Plum Color Challenge with each other on Pinterest that we haven’t bothered with for over a year.  So I’m reviving the challenge, Anne!!

That brings me to today’s Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Color Challenge SSINKCC#43.

I just dove right in & hated the colors when I started, but now I think it really works!!

In fact, I really like it a lot!!  Where’s the plum?  It’s in the sentiment and the dark color on the roses.

I was in a hurry this morning and decided to CASE one of my own cards.

Remember this gorgeous DSP and Everything Eleanor?!!

Here are the measurements so that you can CASE it, too!

  • Stamps:  Picture Perfect
  • Ink:  Melon Mambo & Perfect Plum
  • Paper:  Whisper White Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4 and 4 1/2 X 1 3/4), Tip Top Taupe (5 1/4 X 4, 2015 – 2017 In Color DSP Stack (4 1/4 X 1 3/4), Melon Mambo (4 1/4 X 2)

Be sure and check out what other great ideas the SSINK Team comes up with for combining these colors!  And join us by adding your card in the color challenge SSINKCS#43!

ICS Blog Hop One Last Sale-A-Bration!

It’s the last month of Sale-A-Bration, so there’s still time to place an order of $50 & receive a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Today I’ll show you some Sale-A-Bration items that I’m playing around with for the first time, Hey, Chick and Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It’s true.  Actually using the stamp set or paper makes me really fall in love with it- a lot more than just seeing it in a catalog.

Can you spot all the Sale-A-Bration items on this card?

  • Hey, Chick
  • 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon
  • Delicate Details

The splatters in the background are just done by flicking my Gold Wink of Stella Pen at the paper.

Card #2.  A different look using Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

I used Watercolor Pencils to color the flower.  And there’s Delicate Details embossed in gold down the side!  Love that!

Here’s a close up to show you the sparkle from the Gold Wink of Stella.  Can you see it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Next be sure to check out Megan’s blog where you’re sure to get lots of inspiration & ideas!

February Cards, Etc. Class

I want to show you the projects we’ll be making in the February Cards, Etc. Classes.

Quite a variety!  A Masculine Card, Sympathy, All Occasion, and a gorgeous new box that I want you to try out.

The box is called Window Box and it’s the size of a large cupcake.  So pretty!!  There are so many ways you can embellish it and I’ll let you decide how you want to decorate it.  You’ll have different colors to choose from and a variety of ribbon.

There are 2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 pm or

Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 am

Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order.

My house:  1194 W. Kuiaha Road in Haiku, Maui

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

Cupcakes & Carousel Suite Congrats

I just love the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack!  The colors & designs are just gorgeous!!  And I really like working with the size of the paper stacks (6 X 6).  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring this Suite today!

I needed another Congrats Card for a new team member (yea!!) and used Cupcakes & Carousel DSP Stack and the matching stamp set, Carousel Birthday.  And just to tie it all together, I added some items from Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit!

I had to make a special card for this occasion, so I made this fun fold card.  I think it’s called an “Explosion Card”.

This card is very simple to make!  I’ll try to explain here:

Start with a 6 X 6 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  Score at 3″.  Turn & score at 3″.

Score diagonally down 1 side.  Fold as shown in photos.  Glue onto card base as shown.

      

Clear as mud?!!  Hope you understand it!  I plan to have a “Fun Folds Card Class” in March, so stay tuned…

Don’t stop here!  Be sure & check out the creative ideas from the rest of the SSINK Team!

SSINKIC#42 Lift Me Up

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Challenge for today (SSINKIC#42) had me reaching for my Lift Me Up Bundle!

This is the first time I’ve put colors behind the balloon & it’s so pretty!!

Here’s the card I came up with:

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Lift Me Up
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/2), Watermelon Wonder (5 1/2 X 3), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (5 1/2 X 2 3/4), Scraps of Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Up & Away Thinlits Dies

Be sure & head over to the SSINK Blog to see what they did with this INKspiration Challenge…