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!

SSINKCS#42 Avant-Garden

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Color Challenge for you!

I’m using the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Avant-Garden.  I started with an idea I found from Amy Koenders in Georgia.

Don’t you just LOVE those colors together!

This will be one of the cards we’ll be making at our Cards, Etc. February Classes.  2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2pm or Monday, Feb. 27 at 10am.  RSVP to hold your spot in class!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Avant-Garden
  • Inks:  Old Olive & Watermelon Wonder
  • Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), So Saffron (5 1/4 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/8 X 3 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (LOVE THESE!)
  • Details:  I’ve stamped some images directly on the card, then stamped again without re-inking

Even my wall is So Saffron!  Ha!  How many of you find yourself naming things around you in Stampin’ Up! colors?!!  I do it all the time & my husband finds it pretty funny!

We’d love to have you join our color challenge!  CLICK HERE to join and to see other samples from the team.

ICS Blog Hop Carried Away With Banners!

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for the Inspire, Create Share Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to be part of this talented team!

We wanted to share some love with you this month so our theme is Happy Valentine’s Day!  We’ve just had our kitchen remodeled and I wanted to make a banner to hang up there…here it is:

Isn’t that fun?!!  I used the Banner Thinlits and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (FREE with any $50 order!).  If you look closely you’ll see some goodies from Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (tassles, bow, ribbon).

My Big Shot finally kicked the bucket while I was making this project!  It has served me well for many years & been used & abused!  It has been groaning & making noises for a few weeks & actually spit some things across the room!  May it Rest In Peace!  I can’t get myself to throw it out yet.  I have to admit though, Sale-A-Bration is the best time for this to happen!  2 more FREE SALE-A-BRATION items!

Thanks for joining us this month and feel free to leave us some love in the form of comments!

Now hop on over to Terry’s blog and see what she has to share this month.

Sale-A-Bration Favorite!

There are so many great Sale-A-Bration Items, it was hard to choose a favorite!  I love the Delicate Details and Avant Garden, but my current favorite is Tasty Trucks!  Totally cute and fun to play around with!!

Stampin’ Up! has so many items that coordinate!  This cute Designer Series Paper is called Tasty Treats and the sentiment on the bottom is from Sprinkles of Life.

Here I made a similar card, but changed it into a Baby Card!

Isn’t that fun?!!  It started with a mistake where I smeared the ice cream cones & then had to cover them up with something…a kitty!  Mistakes often end up with cuter cards, don’t you think?!

The bad news is…you can’t buy this stamp set!

The good news is…you can get it for FREE!!

Just place any $50 order during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31st) and you get to select an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring their Favorite Sale-A-Bration Items today!!  Don’t miss it!  CLICK HERE to see more beautiful ideas for Sale-A-Bration!

Favorite Embellishments!

I was so excited when I saw the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!  I ordered it right away, but wasn’t sure what to do with it!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is featuring Friday Favorites:  Occasions Accessories!  I pulled out my Embellishment Kit & this is what I came up with:

I just love it!!  The tassels!!  The little bows!!

Here’s the ingredients:

  • Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies
  • Craft Paper
  • Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack
  • Carousel Birthday Stamp Set
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit
  • Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
  • Calypso Coral Marker
  • Sprinkles Embellishments

Don’t forget…it’s Sale-A-Bration Time!!  Woohoo!  Get something FREE with every $50 you spend!

The Baker’s Box is the perfect size for a stack of cookies or a cupcake or handful of chocolate (my favorite!)

I just love this sentiment & think I’ll use it a lot!  It’s meant to be used on the inside of a card, I think, because it actually starts with the word “because”.  First I inked up my stamp & tried to erase it using a blender pen.  I still saw a shadow when I stamped it, so I had better luck just inking the stamp using my marker.

Hope you are inspired to get some of those Embellishments!  They’re so much fun to work with!

Be sure and check out what the other gals on the SSINK Design Team have created!  You’re sure to get some great ideas!!

 

 

A Birthday Blog Hop!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ Design Team is having a Birthday Hop!  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 stop number 5 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place. 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.

This card uses my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set…Avant Garden.  Best thing is…this set is FREE with any $50 order during Sale-A-Bration!  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Avant Garden
  • Ink:  Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral
  • Paper:  Whisper White Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Calypso Coral (5 1/4 X 3), Dapper Denim
  • Accessories:  Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Enamel Shapes

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp

2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper

3. Diana E. at Stampin’ Fun with Diana

4. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu

5. Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place

6. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl

7. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts

8. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink

9. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea

10. Darla R. at Stampin’ with Darla

11. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting

12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping

13. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc

14. Bree R. at Craft-somnia Momma

15. Tonya B. at Stampin’ with Tonya

16. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim

 

#SSINKCS41 Doilies & Lace

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a Card Sketch Challenge!  Hope you play along!

For this challenge, I dove into my new box of items and used some from the New Occasions Catalog as well as Sale-A-Bration!

This card has so many of my favorites!  Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand.  The font on this new stamp set, Falling For You. Lace from a FREE Sale-A-Bration set, Delicate Details.  Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.  And new Lace Doilies that are Very Vanilla.

Here’s the inside:

We’ll be making this card at our January Clubs.  Join us if you want to see what club is about!  Just place a $25 order at club.  If you want to join, you get to be hostess when your turn comes around!  That means lots of FREE STUFF!

This card’s a little different.  Can you find the differences?!!

If you’d like to get the pretty lace stamp set that you see on the banner, you just place a $50 order & it’s yours for FREE!

Be sure & check out what the other SSINK Designers have made using this sketch.  Better yet, play along & show us your own card!

 

2017 Occasions Catalog Falling in Love

Today is the final day of the Stylin’ Stampin INKspiration 2017 Occasions Catalog Countdown.  It’s also the first day of Sale-A-Bration!!  3 months of great deals through Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item for every $50 you spend!

Featuring Falling In Love Suite…

I needed a Retirement Card and as I thumbed through my new Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, I noticed many beautiful papers that could be used for any occasion.  Don’t you just love the colors?!!

This is one of my favorite folds & you’ll see it again & again on my blog.  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

Stampin’ Up! has the perfect Retirement Stamp Set!  Wild About Flowers.  Here’s a close up:

That’s 2-Step Stampin’!  One stamp for the stems (Sahara Sand).  Another for the flowers (Sweet Sugarplum).  Easy!  And notice the Gold Wink of Stella!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY PINTEREST CARD USING WILD ABOUT FLOWERS,THAT’S HAD THE MOST RE-PINS!

Originally I had planned to use the other side of the paper with the butterflies, but I changed my mind.  Here’s a picture of the butterfly side.

Which paper do you like best?  I keep going back & forth.

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to host a party!  Get some friends together and I’ll bring the projects!!  Always a fun time!!  And as hostess, you’ll earn free items!  It would be fun to have a Valentine’s Day Theme!  Contact me ASAP to reserve your date!

Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Team Site to see what they’ve done with this beautiful suite!  I had only pre-ordered the paper, but I see a stamp set called Falling For You, doilies, embellishments, and a beautiful embossing folder that are part of this set.  Maybe the design team will show us some of those goodies!

Smiles Across the Miles for #SSINKCS40

Today we have a fun Card Sketch at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!  13495463_1034604383261715_2742987211890964299_o

I knew just where to start!  My new box with goodies from the new Occasions & Sale-a-Bration catalog!

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This is a new stamp set called Lift Me Up, and there are framelits to go with it!  And that pretty Designer Series Paper?!  It’s called Carried Away, and it’s FREE with a $50 order placed during Sale-a-Bration (January 4 – March 31, 2017)!

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As most of you know, it’s difficult to narrow down your order when you see a new catalog!  You may want to consider this set!

Be sure & check out other ideas from the SSINK Team for this sketch.