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…

Special Card for Global Design Project #GDP074

I’ve seen lots of exciting changes to my team, the Maui Big Shots, this last month!!  We’ve added several new demos and some of my demonstrators have stepped out of their comfort zone & hosted a Make ‘N Take!  I’m so proud of them & love all the fun & motivation I’m seeing!

I needed to make a special card for a new downline & went to the Global Design Project for inspiration!  Here’s their challenge for this week:  #GDP074.

Here’s the card I came up with:

Such a fun card & I never would have come up with it except that I followed this fun challenge!  And take a look at the inside!!

Wait for it…

Would you like to be a Maui Big Shot?!!  It’s tons of fun & you get a 20-25% discount on everything you order through Stampin’ Up!  And if you sign up now, during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  What a deal!  Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be sure & have a “Fun Folds” Card Class next month.  Stay tuned…

 

SSINK Blog Hop: Love is in the Air!

Love is in the air today, which you’ll see as you hop along with the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team!  You’re sure to get some great ideas & inspiration from these talented ladies.  I feel very fortunate (and challenged!) to be a part of this group!

I want to show you all what we’ll be doing in my February Clubs!  A set of notecards featuring Lift Me Up Stamp Set and the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Carried Away.  This paper just happens to be FREE with any $50 order during Sale-A-Bration (going through March 31st).  I saw this idea about a year ago from Mickey Roberts, but I can’t find the exact link…

Doesn’t this make a cute set!!  Can’t wait until my club members see this!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Lift Me Up
  • Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaroon, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach
  • Paper:  Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaroon, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach Card Stocks (4 1/4 X 2), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 1/2 X 3 3/4 & 3 1/2 X 3/8)
  • Accessories:  Banner Triple Punch, Decorative Label Punch (inside sentiment), Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Enamel Shapes

We’re going to package them in these cute little tins.  They don’t ship to Hawaii, but I HAD to have them!!  Thanks to my brother, Gary, who lugged the big box on the plane last time when he flew over to see me & Mom.  Shipping to Hawaii.  You’d think it was another country!  But that’s a whole other story…

Want to make one of these??!  Come to club this month!  2 dates to choose from:  Saturday, Feb. 11th at 2 pm or Sunday, Feb. 12th at 1 pm at my house in Haiku.  To try it out, just place a $25 order that day!  I’m prepping 3 extra, so hurry to reserve your spot!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left Melissa at Stop #7 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

Next you’ll be stopping by Donna’s blog!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink
  2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper
  3. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
  4. Diana E. at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
  5. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
  6. Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
  7. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
  8. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
  9. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
  10. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  11. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp
  12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping
  13. Bree W. at Craft-somnia Momma
  14. Tonya B. at Stampin’ with Tonya
  15. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim
  16. Darla R. at Stampin’ with Darla

 

SSINK Avant-Garden Sympathy

I’m sadly always running out of sympathy cards.  While playing around with the SSINK Color Challenge a few days ago, I made a Sympathy Card that I want to share with you today.

The FREE Sale-A-Bration set called Avant-Garden is so versatile.  Nice for any occasion! Place a $50 order and get this set for FREE during Stampin’ Up!s biggest promotion, Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st)

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Avant-Garden, Flourishing Phrases
  • Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, So Saffron
  • Paper:  Watermelon Wonder (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2 & 5 1/4 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/8 X 3 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Wink of Stella

Be sure and head over to the SSINK TEAM to see what other ideas they have for Sympathy/Get Well Cards!