#SSINKTC48: Ink on Embossing Folders

We have a fun Technique Challenge for you today for the SSINK Team… Ink on Embossing Folders!

This is my first time trying out this technique & I just love it!!  It’s simple & fast with great results!  Here’s my card:

Just used my brayer to spread some ink on the Brick Wall Embossing Folder!  I really like the way it turned out & can’t wait to ink up my other Embossing Folders!

Today’s Tutorial:

  • Stamps:  Spooky Cat
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 11, score at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4) and inky embossed pieces (4 X 2 1/2- cut 2), Basic Black (2 5/8 X 4 1/8- cut 2), Spooky Night DSP
  • Accessories:  Cat Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels
  • Notes:  The Spooky Night DSP has a page made to cut 3″ squares containing the tree with the moon behind it.  I cut those squares 2 7/8 so that they’d fit onto the biggest scalloped square from Layering Squares Framelits.

 

I can’t wait to see what other projects the SSINK Team has come up with!  Why don’t you give it a try?!!  ENTER OUR CHALLENGE HERE!

September In Color Club: Starring Powder Pink!

It’s month 4 of my In Color Club & this month we’ll be making cards starring Powder Pink!  Beautiful, soft color!  Get ready for some fun stamping!!  Here’s what we’ll be making this month…

I knew I had to come up with a piggy card!  Hope everyone likes the others!

Here’s the dates for this month:

  • Monday, Sept 11th at 10 am, my house
  • Sunday, Sept 17th at 1 pm, my house
  • Tuesday, Sept, 19th at 5:30 pm, Francine’s office in Kahului

This club has been really fun and I want to thank all of you who’ve joined me!!  Next month will be our final month.  Let’s do a In Color Swap!!  Ruth (in Pennsylvania), you, too!!  There’s 16 of us!!  Let me know if you want to participate- Do it!!  You’ll end up with 16 fabulous cards!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you’re finding some time to stamp this weekend!

ICS Blog Hop Count My Blessings

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I really love Thanksgiving!  Yes, there’s the food.  My husband grills the turkey on the Weber every year & it has a slightly smokey flavor & it’s moist, & the best turkey ever!!

Here’s Anne Matasci & me ready for some turkey!

 But there’s just something wonderful about pausing to reflect on your blessings for one whole day!  We had a tradition when the girls still lived at home where we had a Thankful Turkey that sat out for a couple of weeks.  You were supposed to fill it with little notes about things you were thankful for & then we’d read them aloud after dinner.  I’ve kept them all over the years & they’re really fun to read!!

One of my fun family memories is when we made Pat get involved with making a new Thankful Turkey.  He’s not really into crafting, but when he does it he doesn’t hold back!  He must have used 10 glue sticks gluing on those pompoms!  These pictures were taken over 10 years ago, by the way.

This is one turkey feather.

Today the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is Introducing the Holiday Catalog!  I’ve chosen to focus on Thanksgiving!

Isn’t that the greatest sentiment?!!  And I just love the font!  The fall Designer Series Paper is called Painted Autumn & is full of fall colors, leaves, pumpkins, acorns, & pretty patterns.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & keep hopping to get a chance to see more new ideas from the Holiday Catalog!  Your next stop is Nichole Loe & you’re in for a treat!  She always has great ideas!!

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#SSINKCC48 Color Challenge: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, & Flirty Flamingo

Today’s color challenge… I wasn’t sure about the Very Vanilla, but it works really well with the other colors!  I love a Black & White card!!  I have to say, after coming up with this card, the biggest challenge I have is that Basic Black wants to get all over my fingers!!  Like a magnet!  Does anyone else have this issue?

Anyway, I finally came up with a nice clean card, & I LOVE IT!  What do you think?

These images are from a Host Set called Background Bits.  The 2 1/4″ Flirty Flamingo square is textured using Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure and visit the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas for these colors!

 

SSINK Case the DT: Pamela using Christmas Quilt

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will be casing our Design Team Member, Pamela Wu.  Pamela has a “clean & simple” style that I love!  She’s also become a very good friend of mine and has been so helpful & supportive of my business, even though we’ve never met!

Here’s the card I’ve CASEd from her:

I really like her layout and I just happen to have a brand new bundle to try out:  Christmas Quilt.

Here’s my card:

What a fun bundle this is!  The Framelits give you lots of options.  See the “stitching” in the quilt?

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2), Wisteria Wonder (3 X 4 1/4), Very Vanilla (2 3/4 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Peekaboo Peach, Linen Thread

Be sure and take a look what else the other SSINK Team Members have CASED from Pamela!

And the winner is…

Ramona!  

Congratulations!  And thank you for everyone who makes comments on my blog!

Ramona is one of my downline.  It’s exciting to watch her try different ideas to make her business grow!  She recently started a blog, Stampin’ in the Maui Heights!  Please go visit & leave her a comment!!

Ramona, you’ll be receiving this cute card…

Card directions:

  • Card base:  Crushed Curry:  4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2
  • Pick A Pattern DSP:  2 3/4 X 4
  • Basic Black:  3 X 4

Then I just used Layering Circles Framelits & Number of Years to come up with the rest.  MORE DETAILS HERE

Last week we had a fun meeting with the Maui Stampers Group.  Anne Matasci, my upline, presented me with this pretty lei to congratulate me for earning the Alaska Trip!  She’s been my cheerleader the whole time and I really appreciate her encouragement, tips, and friendship.  Anne, you’re the best!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t pause to thank all of my customers for your support in helping me earn this fun trip!!  Couldn’t have done it without you- that’s for sure!!  Thank you so much!  Most of you are as addicted to stamping as I am!!  I really don’t have to sell anything- you guys are so easy!  Ha!  I’ve made life long friends through stamping!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!  I have my August Cards, Etc. Class today & Monday.  If you’re unable to attend, but would like the set of cards, please send me a message this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by…  Hope you’re doing a little stampin’ this weekend!

Wild About Pieces & Patterns!

1st Birthdays are BIG in Hawaii!!  The family throws a baby luau and hundreds of people normally attend.  Great music & tons of local food!

So I’ve had a few requests for a 1 year old Birthday card.  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is so cute and goes with Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set.  I’ve paired it with Number of Years & coordinating Large Numbers Framelits to make this cute card.

Isn’t that fun?!!  Here’s the inside:

I’d love to hear your comments!  One of the lucky “commenters” will receive this cute card in the mail from me!

This will be one of the cards we’ll be making in my August Cards, Etc. classes.  2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, August 26th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, August 28th at 10 am

RSVP ASAP to hold your spot in class!  Space is limited so hurry!

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to leave your comments below!

Have a great day!

 

Double Z Fold for #SSINKFF1

Fun Folds are my favorite!!!  And today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’re featuring a Double Z Card!  This is so simple & cute that you have to give it a try!!

Here’s how the card starts out.

But when you open it…isn’t that pretty?!!

I started out just wanting to use that gorgeous black background paper!!  That’s the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

I’ve seen a lot of variations on the Double Z Fold.  Some move the bottom strip up a bit and others have a wider strip.  Head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas using the Double Z Fold!

SSINK Tranquil Tulips Host Set

Stampin’ Up! Host Sets are special because you are only able to order them after placing a $150 order!  They are also offered at a reduced price- close to 1/2 off!  You can do this by joining one of my clubs where you get to be the hostess when your turn comes around.  Or you can host a workshop & invite your friends!  I bring all the products & you supply the friends!  It’s a great deal and always lots of fun!  Let me know if you’re interested!

There are some beautiful Host Sets in the Annual Catalog and today I’m showing you a sample of my favorite:  Tranquil Tulips.

It’s so simple to make a beautiful card using this set because it’s 2-Step Stamping!  And notice how the images are not completely solid?  That gives it a very pretty, artistic look!

The ribbon is 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon.  Wish they had it in all the colors!!!  But it’s only available in Night of Navy & Smoky Slate.

Here’s a different card- same stamp set:

Another gorgeous ribbon!!  3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay

Time to check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have to show you using Host Sets!

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!