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!

SSINKspiration Case the DT: Diana Eichfeld

Today the SSINK Team is CASEing a team member:  Diana Eichfeld!  Diana always comes up with some very beautiful & creative ideas!  Here’s her card that I’m CASE-ing:

I started here because I just love her card!  But when I started playing around with the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, my card ended up a lot different.  But I love the way it turned out!

The colors are Cherry Cobbler & Soft Sky.  Peace on Earth.  What a beautiful and appropriate sentiment for this Christmas!  You’ll find the supply list below.

 

Be sure and check out what the other team members have CASED from Diana!

#SSINKSC48 Sketch Challenge

Here’s a fun Sketch Challenge from the SSINK Team!  I love these challenges because they force me to come up with my own ideas.  Give it a try!!

To make this card, I basically started with some stamp sets I’d been wanting to play with:  Merry Patterns & Christmas Sweaters!  The Merry Patterns Set can only be earned by placing a $300 order through the end of October!!  Let me know if you have a big Wish List or would like to host a party!  I chose the colors by looking at the Quilted Christmas 6 X 6 DSP.  That’s a simple way to choose a color combo guaranteed to look great!

I don’t get a lot of use out of my sweaters here on Maui.  But my daughter, Malia, is spending her first winter in Syracuse, NY, where I hear it gets mighty cold!  She’s already made a request for sweater money.

Here’s a close up of that cute sweater…

Now head over to our SSINK Page to see what the other designers have done with this sketch!  Give it a try!!  We’d love to see what you come up with!

This Little Piggy for SSINK

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing Animal Ideas!  I chose This Little Piggy!  

Most of you probably think of playing “This Little Piggy” with your babies.  I think of something a bit different.  My dad was a HUGE Big Band Fan!!  I’d be trying to do homework after school and I’d be the one yelling at my dad to “Turn down the music!”.  Glenn Miller had a fun song called, “Boogie Woogie Piggy”  that we’d dance the jitterbug to.  That’s the song I sang to my babies when I’d tickle their toes!  Does anyone else remember that song??

Back to my card.  My daughter, Malia, actually gets the credit for this cute card!  She came up with this fun opening that has a 3rd circle on the inside for your personal note.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Page to see more animal ideas!

I’ll leave you with a picture of my handsome dad, probably taken around the time I was a baby.

 

#SSINK Coffee Break

I’m a coffee person!  It’s the thing that gets me out of bed in the morning.  My morning ritual is to sip on coffee while browsing through my email & planning my day.  I’ve even got this thing that froths milk!  Makes me feel really pampered.

I needed a card to give a Coffee Gift Card to a friend.  This is what I came up with:

Stampin’ Up! has a fun bundle called Coffee Cafe’.  And the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to go along with it is gorgeous!  Look at those colors!

And I love the fold of this card!!  See the place on the bottom to slip your Gift Card?

This is one of the cards we made recently at our Fun! Friends! and Fancy Folds! Retreat for my downline.

If you’d like directions, please leave a comment below.

Now head over to the SSINK Page to see some more Coffee Break Ideas!

SSINK Fall Frenzy: Lovely As a Tree

Fall Frenzy is today’s theme for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team!  I’m not feelin’ the “fall” here on Maui!  It’s just plain hot!

I came up with my card idea by following a sketch from Fab Friday.

Here’s my card:

I reached for the old standby… Lovely As a Tree then added a nice sentiment from Paisleys & Posies.  The leaf embossing in the background gives it just the right touch.  I’ve used sponges to give some color to the trees & grass.

Card #2

Here I used the Tree Rings background instead of textured leaves.  Which card do you prefer?  I’m trying to come up with ideas for the September Cards, Etc Class!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’d really love to hear your comments to help me choose which card to make for class!

#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!

#SSINK Quilted Christmas Favorite Designer Series Paper

When my husband & I were first married (32 years ago!), we lived in Salt Lake City for 3 years.  What a great place to live!!  Great skiing & hiking so close to the city!  And great opportunities to learn how to quilt!  There was an amazing quilt store that I’d spend hours in, that offered quilting classes!  I started off by making stuffed hearts & a bear on a string that all had cute quilting.  Later I made a Christmas Tree Skirt where we’d hand-dyed angels all around it, then quilted by hand.  And after awhile, my sweet neighbor, Ardella, encouraged me to come over several days a week while she helped me make a Queen sized quilt!  We sort of adopted each other & she was like a mom to me & Pat early in our marriage.  We were so blessed to have her in our lives!

So it’s not surprising that I’ve been drawn to the Quilted Christmas Suite!  Beautiful stamps & Framelits that coordinate with Stitched Felt Embellishments, ribbon & Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Here’s the beautiful coordinating 6X6 Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I love the non-traditional colors in there… blushing bride, lemon lime twist, and pool party!

Today’s Tutorial

  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Real Red
  • Paper:  Blushing Bride card base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 X 2 3/4), Quilted Christmas DSP (5 3/8 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Stitched Felt Embellishments,  Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I’ll be having a QUILTED CHRISTMAS SUITE CLASS in October & hope you can attend!
2 dates to choose from:

#SSINK Count My Blessings

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing favorite Stamp Sets from the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite, hands down, is Count My Blessings!  This set has beautiful artwork and can be used any time of year!

My team, the Maui Big Shots!, had a stampin’ retreat over Labor Day and this is one of the projects we made:

This is called a Vellum Luminary Card, and it’s very simple to make!  You put a battery- candle in the middle & it lights up.  So pretty!!  The sentiment and leaves are from Count My Blessings and the Designer Series Paper on the left side is Painted Autumn DSP.

I used a technique called “Stained Glass” on the vellum.  CLICK HERE to see directions from a previous card.

A Vellum Luminary would be really nice for Christmas!  Maybe you’ll see another one here in a month or two.

Don’t you just love the Holiday Catalog?!!  Be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE for more Holiday Favorites!

SSINK Paper Pumpkin Showcase

Last week I needed a couple of cards in a hurry.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  I popped open my latest box and found all the products needed to make some  cute Thank You cards.

Sometimes I add a little extra to the cards.  Here’s the same card with a little bling:

These Thank You’s were for Beth & Mary, my helpers for our Maui Big Shots! Retreat that we had last weekend!  2 1/2 days of total creativity, fun, friendship (talking story- as we say in Hawaii) & great food!!  12 of my downline attended & we stayed at a condo on the beach in Napili.  I’m so blessed to have these women in my life- & what a fabulous time we had!!

Mary & Beth have been helping me plan & prep for about 4 months!  I made them these special Retreat Survival Kits!

Here we are after unpacking the van- finally relaxing.

Thanks, you guys!!!  I’m sure you’re pretty tired of my infamous “delegating skills”!!  Ha!

Back to Paper Pumpkin!

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With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month.
Details of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must subscribe by Saturday, September 10, 201711:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
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  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.
To order your 50% off kit and subscribe thru MEplease visit Paper Pumpkin and enter code HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit. 

Watch the video below to learn more about this limited time offer to try Paper Pumpkin at 50% off.

Hope you give it a try!  It’s really fun to get a surprise box in your mailbox every month!

Go to the STYLIN’ STAMPIN’ INKSPRIATION PAGE to see more on Paper Pumpkin!