SSINK CASE the Catalog

Why don’t I do this more often?!!  I’m talking about CASE-ing the catalog.  I’ve been wanting to play around with my new stamp set, So Many Shells, so I went to page 38 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Well, not a big surprise, but I can’t find my Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!!  It’s here somewhere!  So I made a card instead, & LOVE IT!  What do you think?

I just love 2-step stampin’!  And I love that new Ombre Ribbon!!  Supplies listed at the bottom of this post.

 

For more great ideas from the catalog, head over to the SSINK PAGE!

Window Box Peek-a-Boo Birthday Card

It’s birthday time for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!  This card features the new In Colors in a big way!

CASEed this beautiful card from Mary Alice Bellis, who makes some gorgeous cards, by the way!  This card was just what I was looking for to add to my In Color Club samples for June!

I just used my sponge daubers to add some color behind the cut out part.  Each card is unique & so pretty!

There’s still time to join my In Color Club!  $40/month & you’ll receive all the In Color supplies for that month plus 4 cards to give you lots of ideas!  I’d love to have you join even if you’re not on Maui!  I’ll send you a different set of colors each month.  I’ll have you pay postage please (around $7).  The club lasts just 5 months… 1 month for each In Color.

Be sure & check out what other BIRTHDAY IDEAS the other SSINK gals have for you!

Going Eclectic for SSINKCS46

Here’s the SSINK Card Sketch 46 for June.  I love how these sketches make me come up with my own design, instead of just searching Pinterest (although I do love Pinterest!).

I could have stamped some splotches on the upper left, but I decided to try out my new Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  Absolutely LOVE these!!

Here’s what I came up with:

Isn’t that cutout fun!!  And I could use the little diamond shapes for a shaker card!  The ribbon is Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon (1/2″) and it’s really soft & easy to work with.

Here’s a tip for stamping clear images when you’re using tiny fonts:  I tried stamping the sentiment using my Fresh Fig Ink Pad, but it was very “juicy” and kept filling in the l’s and o’s.  Then I tried just using the brush side of my Fresh Fig marker and it worked perfectly!

You’ll find all the supplies at the bottom of this post.  Who else loves these thinlits dies?!!  This will be one of the cards we’ll be making for the July In Color Club where the starring color will be…FRESH FIG!  The club members will be receiving everything Fresh Fig in July… Cardstock, Ink Pad, refill, ribbon, marker, and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack!  Plus bows & glitter shapes just for signing up!

Would you like to join us?  There’s still time!  It’s a 5 month club where we focus on 1 In Color each month.  For $40/month, you’ll have ALL THE IN COLOR SUPPLIES by October!  If you can’t attend the club meetings, I’ll make up the cards for you & send them over with your In Color items for the month.

Now go to the SSINK Card Challenge 46 to see other samples.  And just for fun, please enter our challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today!

In Color Club Featuring: Berry Burst!

I’m so excited to get started with my In Color Club!!  This club will go for 5 months only… 1 class for each new In Color.

Today I want to give you a preview of one of the cards we’ll be making in June (AKA Berry Burst Month!).

I’m loving this color!!  There’s also a touch of Powder Pink & Fresh Fig on there if you look closely.  Did you notice there’s no stamping on this card?  Don’t worry, we’ll do plenty of stamping on the other cards we make!  I CASED this card from Brian King, making just a few changes.  Thanks for the idea, Brian!!  All supplies listed at the end of this post.

There’s still time to join my In Color Club!  $40/month will get you ALL THE IN COLOR SUPPLIES by the time October comes around!  And I’m opening this up to my on line customers who can’t be with us on Maui!  $40/month (plus shipping) and I’ll send you the supplies along with the cards (prepped or finished up, whichever you prefer).

On Maui, I have 2 clubs set up, so you can attend either one (5 months- June – October)

  • 3rd Sunday of each month at 1pm (beginning June 12th) or
  • 2nd Monday of each month at 10am (beginning June 18th)

Feel free to attend some Mondays & some Sundays if that works better for you.

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

 

#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!

 

Club Christmas Party 2016

I have the most fun & creative friends that come over & stamp (& eat!) with me each month.  Here’s some pictures from our Christmas Party.  We look forward to the gift exchange all year!

        

 

If you’d like to join club, now is the time!!  We meet once a month at my place in Haiku, Maui, and make different projects.  You commit to spending just $25/month and you get to be hostess when your month comes around- which means free stuff!!  Let me know if you’d like to join!  You can quit whenever you want… no obligation if your life gets too busy.  You can also just give it a try!  Just place a $25 order that day.

Here’s some cards from our Ugly Sweater Card Contest.  Debby is the winner of $30 in SU Products!  Her card is on the left.  Congratulations, Debby!

Perfect Hostess Sets

Picture Perfect Create With Cheryl

Today I want to show you a couple of cards I made using Hostess Sets.  These are sets that can only be purchased when you have an order of $150 or greater.  That’s one reason people join my club…we rotate the hostess benefits!  When it’s your month, you get lots of FREE STUFF!

This set is called Pun Intended.

Fun images, don’t you think?

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Pun Intended
  • Inks:  Emerald Envy & Basic Black
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy (4 X 3 3/4), Playful Palette DSP (3 3/4 X 3 1/2), Peekaboo Peach & Very Vanilla (cut using Layering Squares Framelits)
  • Accessories:  Duet Banner Punch, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Enamel Shapes

 

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Here’s a different Hostess set called Love You Lots:

Ladybugs Create With Cheryl

 

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Love You Lots
  • Inks:  Calypso Coral, Basic Black
  • Paper:  Pool Party Base (5 1/2 X 11 & scored at 4 1/2), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Calypso Coral (2 1/4 X 4 1/4 & 2 1/2 X 1 1/2), A Little Foxy DPS (2 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Festive Textured Impression Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon- Smokey Slate, 1 3/4″ & 2″ Circle Punches

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Head over to Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration to see what the other gals have made with the hostess sets!

Sweet Cupcake for #SSINKIC35: INKspiration Challenge

I’ve been hearing about Sara Douglass’ frosting recipe that she presented at #OnStage2016!  At club this month, we made this cute card using Sara’s recipe.

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I actually came up with this card idea by looking at the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration challenge picture shown here:

My card’s not a beach scene, but I did use blue & pink & made little sprinkles like the sand.

  • Stamps:  Sweet Cupcake & Endless Thanks
  • Inks:  Crumb Cake & Soft Suede for Cupcake Liner (I stamped off Crumb Cake for the #3 stamp that had the largest image), Frosting was Flirty Flamingo (stamped off #3 stamp with the largest image) and the recipe reinker I used was Calypso Coral.  I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds before it had time to dry.  Pool Party ink for “friend”.
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake base, Soft Sky (5 3/8 X 4 1/8), Pink Pirouette (5 1/8 X 3 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Dimensionals under the cupcake

Hints:  Use the Precision Base Plate & Die Brush & the “Sweet” pops out with no trouble at all!

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Createwithcheryl Sweet Cupcake

Be sure & stop by the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Challenge to see what creative ideas they’ve come up with!

Spring Blog Hop!

I’m excited to participate in a blog hop today with the Borderline Buddies…this time from a border quite far away!  Maui!

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The theme is SPRING!  That gets me thinking flowers & butterflies, which I noticed all around me as I took my walk this morning.

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I’m lucky to live on Maui, where flowers bloom year-round!

I made a card using a unique fold I’ve been wanting to try out:

Createwithcheryl Spring Blog Hop

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Isn’t this a fun fold?!  Found the directions on Linda Bauwin’s blog.  Check it out- she has some great videos!!  The stamp sets used are Flower Patch & Feel Goods and the DSP is Botanical Gardens DSP.  Colors are Pool Party & Hello Honey.

Had to make a little box to match my card:

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This is the Curvy Keepsake Box…my favorite little candy box!  Stamped it with some flowers from Flower Patch then cut out a flower with Floral Frames Framelits, made a slit in the flower & slid it over the handle.  Thought it needed something else, so I added a clothespin & stuck on a llittle butterfly.  Here’s a close up so you can see the pearls:

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I’m also entering my projects in Stampin’ Royalty SR#324.Wear Our Badge

The theme is “Anything Goes!!”

 

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I love this project & I’m pretty sure my club members will love it too!  Club is this weekend- 2 dates to choose from:  Saturday, 2pm at my house in Haiku or Sunday, 1pm at Linda’s house in Makawao.  Guests always welcome!  You just need to make a $25 order, and the project is free.  Please RSVP.

Now hop on over to see what Leanna & Susan have come up with for “Spring”!  And thanks, again, for including me in your Borderline Buddies Blog Hop!