Christmas Using Non-Christmas Stamps- Shaker Card!

Today the SSINK Team will be doing something fun… making Christmas Cards using Non-Christmas Stamps!  Here’s what I came up with:

I guess the Beachy Christmas set is technically a Christmas Stamp Set.  But I thought this would work because I added the jar from Jar of Love Set.

This was my first time using this cute set.  My club members are pretty excited about this set- living on Maui.  Can’t wait to see what they all come up with!  When you see this post, I’ll actually be in Salt Lake City!!  And On Stage!!  Can’t wait.  I leave tomorrow (I’m writing this on Nov. 6th) and haven’t made any swaps yet!  I’ve still got a few hours.  I’d like to do something with this set and Blendabilities.  Stay tuned… we’ll see how many I get finished.

Here’s a close up of the Shaker part of the card.  So cute!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sure & send some pictures of the Stampin’ Up! Event.  You can always visit my Facebook page to see more photos.

Be sure & head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog page to see some great ideas!

 

SSINK Halloween Fun Tags & Trimmings

Happy Halloween!!  Have you ever purchased a whole bundle ($53) just to get one stamp?!!  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s done this…

That’s what happened when I saw this sentiment:  “It’s what’s INSIDE that counts”!  Had to have it!  Here’s the bundle called Tags & Trimmings:

I’m sure you’ll see more projects on my blog in the next couple of months where I use this bundle!

These little bags (Mini Treat Bag Thinlits) are one of my favorite things and they’re so cute & simple to make!!

Here’s a picture of a class I had recently!  The items for the pencil holders are retired, but the rest are current Stampin’ Up! products.  You can find all supplies at the bottom of the post.

Hope you had a fun time making a few things for Halloween!!  I sure did!  Head over to the SSINK Blog Page to see more Halloween Fun Ideas!

SSINK Favorite Holiday Catalog Suite: Quilted Christmas

My favorite Suite from the Holiday Catalog is Quilted Christmas!  The more I play around with it, the more ideas pop into my head!

This suite includes Christmas Quilt Stamp Set, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Quilted Christmas DSP, 1/4″ Ribbon and Stitched Felt Embellishments.

Recently I challenged my downline, the Maui Big Shots!, to start using their DBWS and to add an event to their blog.  Ramona Corson and Mary Green met the challenge, so this is one of the gifts they’ll receive from me:

I just love the Pizza Boxes!!  They’re sturdy and glossy white and simple to assemble.  They are the perfect size to hold a set of 3 X 3 cards.  And now there are 3 X 3 envelopes available for purchase!

I’ll be having a Quilted Christmas Suite Class on Monday, Nov. 27th at 10 am.  For $50, you’ll go home with the Christmas Quilt Bundle plus a pile of Stitched Felt Embellishments!  

We’ll make 3 cards plus a 3-D item!  RSVP by 11/18 to hold your spot in this fun class.  One lucky attendee will win the Quilted Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Be sure & head over to the SSINK Blog Page to see more Favorite Holiday Catalog Suites!

SSINK Here Kitty Kitty

Our house is pretty quiet now that our girls are gone.  But we do have Swiffer & Kaboodle!  Those two can be pretty entertaining!  It’s exactly like Garfield & Odie!!  Swiffer is the hyper tag-along little brother & Kaboodle basically taunts him or puts up with him.

We never wanted a cat.  My husband didn’t, at least.  He’s allergic to cats.  But this stray cat insisted on being one of the family!  Kaboodle just LOVES Pat!  She always wants to sit on him & when he pets her she purrs so loudly and does that thing with her paws where they dig into you because she’s just so, so happy!  And did I mention she drools?!!  Seriously!  The happier she gets…

On to my cat card.  I don’t have the set called Pretty Kitty yet, but I do have the Cat Punch!

I used Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape in the background & used Foam Adhesive Strips to pop up the cat (instead of dimensionals) because I needed something skinny.  All supplies listed at the bottom of this post.  Found the original idea for this card HERE on the Cow Whisperer’s blog.  Her’s is black & white & very pretty!

I’m really hoping Stampin’ Up! will not retire this cute punch, but will come up with a new stamp set so that we can use it even more!!

CLICK HERE to go to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more Here Kitty Kitty ideas!

 

SSINK Fabulous Flowers!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is bringing you Fabulous Flowers today!

I’ve used Oh So Eclectic to stamp these pretty images.  I especially like the way the leaves stamp!

This card is quick to put together- I’ll give you the measurements here so that you can make one!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Oh So Eclectic, Better Together
  • Ink:  Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Gold
  • Paper:  Powder Pink card base (5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4), Pear Pizzazz (2 1/4 X 5 1/2), Very Vanilla (2 X 5 1/2)
  • Accessories:  3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon (gorgeous!!)

Head over to the SSINK Blog to see more Fabulous Flowers!!

 

SSINKspiration Fun Fold Challenge: Waterfall Card

Today on the SSINK Blog we have a fun fold challenge for you… Waterfall Cards!

A waterfall card is a movable card!  Pull the ribbon and watch the stamped images flip one at a time!

For my card, I’ve used A Little Wild, a fun set that displays the front & back of an elephant, a bear, & a lion.  Super cute!!

I really need to make a video to show you this card properly!  But I’m not ready to do that quite yet…  Hope you get the idea from the pictures.

Be sure and go to the SSINK Blog Page to see more Waterfall Cards!!

 

SSINKspiration Merry Patterns

Today’s card is made using Merry Patterns Stamp Set.  I totally LOVE this set and have just begun to play around with it!

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This beautiful set is only available if you place a $300 order by yourself or by hosting a party.  The promotion is good through October 31st.  Please contact me if you need ideas on how you can get this cute stamp set!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
  • Paper:  Cherry Cobbler (base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, another piece on top (4 X 5 1/4), Merry Little Christmas DSP (2 X 5 1/4), scraps of Whisper White & Old Olive
  • Accessories:  Sparkle Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon- Old Olive, Wink of Stella for candle flames
  • Tips:  I stamped off one of the candle stamps, but they’re all actually cherry cobbler.  Except that one of them didn’t stamp well, so I stamped it in Old Olive then fussy cut the candle out!  I used the “masking technique” to cover the candles before stamping the greenery.

I haven’t even tried the deer stamp yet.  I just remembered, I did try this set another time using the sentiment, “Tis the Season”.  It looks like I did something really fancy, but the pink design in the middle is just a stamp!!

Be sure & go to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Page to see other ideas using Merry Patterns!

 

 

SSINKspiration Welcome Baby!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration day when we’ll be welcoming baby Hunter!!  Our teammate, Pamela Wu, just had a baby 1 week ago!

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Isn’t he just perfect?!!

I made him this Sampler for his room!

It’s mainly an ocean theme with a taste of Hawaii (shave ice & pineapple).  I chose these colors (Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand) to go with the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.

A few of these images are from Message in a Bottle Stamp Set.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave me a note below!  I’d love to hear from you!

Be sure and go to our SSINK PAGE to see how the others have welcomed Baby Hunter!  You’ll find some adorable baby ideas there!

October Sales at Stampin’ Up!

Let the Sales Begin!

October is here and there are so many projects I want to get done before the end of the year!  Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!

 

Who isn’t inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you’ve been waiting for.

Here are the product numbers, in list form:
Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.
  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
I have lots of classes coming up!  Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page to see all!
I have CLUB on Sunday, Oct. 8 and again on Saturday, Oct. 14.  Here’s one of the projects we’ll be making:
It’s called a Recessed Panel Card.  A great use of your Designer Series Paper!!  Be a guest at club for just $10 or FREE with a $25 order!
Thanks for stopping by!

#ICS Blog Hop Colors of Courage

 

I think all of us have had friends of family with cancer.  Such a tough thing to go through.  There’s no right or wrong way to navigate through that, but one thing I’ve seen over & over is COURAGE.  Courage and faith.

As I write this post, my dear friend, Chari, is going through her first chemotherapy for breast cancer.  I can’t be with her, but we keep messaging back & forth, and that helps a lot.  When I first moved to Maui, I didn’t know anyone & I attended a Christian Woman’s Club luncheon.  Chari sat next to me & I was so touched when she just came out & asked if we could be friends.  Sure!!  She & her husband were new to the island, also, and we all ended up spending lots of time together.  We all learned to windsurf, had babies, spend many years together on Maui until they moved to Washington.

Here’s a card for Chari:

 

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Measurements:

  • Card Base Wisteria Wonder – 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Delightful Daisy DSP – two pieces at 2 1/2″ X 4″, one at 4″ X 5 1/4″
  • White layer – 3 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ & 6 3/8″

God bless you, Chari!  You’ll get through this.  There are so many people who love you & are praying for you!!

Next on the hop is Terri Takashige!  You won’t want to miss her creative ideas!!