#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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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!

#SSINKCC48 Color Challenge: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, & Flirty Flamingo

Today’s color challenge… I wasn’t sure about the Very Vanilla, but it works really well with the other colors!  I love a Black & White card!!  I have to say, after coming up with this card, the biggest challenge I have is that Basic Black wants to get all over my fingers!!  Like a magnet!  Does anyone else have this issue?

Anyway, I finally came up with a nice clean card, & I LOVE IT!  What do you think?

These images are from a Host Set called Background Bits.  The 2 1/4″ Flirty Flamingo square is textured using Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure and visit the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas for these colors!

 

SSINK Case the DT: Pamela using Christmas Quilt

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will be casing our Design Team Member, Pamela Wu.  Pamela has a “clean & simple” style that I love!  She’s also become a very good friend of mine and has been so helpful & supportive of my business, even though we’ve never met!

Here’s the card I’ve CASEd from her:

I really like her layout and I just happen to have a brand new bundle to try out:  Christmas Quilt.

Here’s my card:

What a fun bundle this is!  The Framelits give you lots of options.  See the “stitching” in the quilt?

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2), Wisteria Wonder (3 X 4 1/4), Very Vanilla (2 3/4 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Peekaboo Peach, Linen Thread

Be sure and take a look what else the other SSINK Team Members have CASED from Pamela!

SSINK: Wedding Wishes

It’s been almost a year since my daughter, Jenny & Vitalis were married!  Time flies, doesn’t it?  I haven’t seen them since the wedding and I’m really missing them!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Weddings!  I’ll tell you how I came up with today’s card…

When my team of demonstrators (The Maui Big Shots!) gets together, we usually have a card challenge.  Our July Challenge was to make something using these items:

Here’s the card I made!

I chose Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper as the background to go with that diamond overlay and made this into a square card.  This would be fun for an engagement card!  Here’s the inside:

Before I go I want to show you a couple of the challenge results!

Marylou made this gorgeous card!  Can you find the bow??  She took it apart!!  Talk about resourceful!  Love your card, Marylou!!

This is Helen.  She always comes up with the unexpected!!

Please be sure & comment on our challenge!!  I know Marylou & Helen would be thrilled to hear from you!

Time to go check out what the SSINK Team has come up with for Wedding Wishes!

Double Z Fold for #SSINKFF1

Fun Folds are my favorite!!!  And today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’re featuring a Double Z Card!  This is so simple & cute that you have to give it a try!!

Here’s how the card starts out.

But when you open it…isn’t that pretty?!!

I started out just wanting to use that gorgeous black background paper!!  That’s the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

I’ve seen a lot of variations on the Double Z Fold.  Some move the bottom strip up a bit and others have a wider strip.  Head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas using the Double Z Fold!

SSINK Tranquil Tulips Host Set

Stampin’ Up! Host Sets are special because you are only able to order them after placing a $150 order!  They are also offered at a reduced price- close to 1/2 off!  You can do this by joining one of my clubs where you get to be the hostess when your turn comes around.  Or you can host a workshop & invite your friends!  I bring all the products & you supply the friends!  It’s a great deal and always lots of fun!  Let me know if you’re interested!

There are some beautiful Host Sets in the Annual Catalog and today I’m showing you a sample of my favorite:  Tranquil Tulips.

It’s so simple to make a beautiful card using this set because it’s 2-Step Stamping!  And notice how the images are not completely solid?  That gives it a very pretty, artistic look!

The ribbon is 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon.  Wish they had it in all the colors!!!  But it’s only available in Night of Navy & Smoky Slate.

Here’s a different card- same stamp set:

Another gorgeous ribbon!!  3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay

Time to check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have to show you using Host Sets!

SSINK Summer Fun

Today’s theme for Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is Summer Fun!  I’m using the stamp set called Message in a Bottle which is loaded with some cute images!  A mermaid, whale, octopus & more… I chose to use the boat & put it in the bottle for a more masculine card.

These pictures aren’t the greatest because I can’t get my iphone to sync with my computer.  Frustrating!  But the cards are really cute…honest!

The white cardstock on top is the shimmer paper.  I’ve embossed it with the 3-D Dynamic Textured Folder- Ruffled and then applied a watercolor wash using Soft Sky Ink.  The bottle was fussy cut & popped up using dimensionals.

See the sparkle?

Time to head over to see what the rest of the SSINK Team has for Summer Fun!

#SSINKCS47: Card Challenge Using Marbled Background

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Today we have a Sketch Challenge from the SSINK Team.   Here’s what I came up with:

I’ve used the Marbled Background set & embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged it with Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist.  See all the supplies at the end of my post.

I always enjoy trying Card Sketches!  I start out with one idea & it always ends up looking quite differently!  I hope you enter our challenge & would love to see your ideas!

Don’t stop here!  Go to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration page to see some other ideas for this sketch!

SSINK Case the Design Team Member: Nichole Loe

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be CASE-ing one of our own team:  Nichole Loe!  Nichole lives in Tacoma, WA, & has a fun blog that you can find HERE!

Recently Nichole made a card that I just had to CASE!!  I love the idea of using a punch to create the background & then embossing it!

Here’s what I came up with:

Isn’t that fun?!!  I used Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper for the background & Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock for the base.

I’m going to have to buy a ton of those Glitter Enamel Dots!  Love them!!

Here’s another card using Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper:

My daughter, Malia, has been with me for almost a month & we’ve been spending lots of time in my craft room.  She came up with this odd color combo, but I think it looks great!  Lemon Lime Twist & Emerald Envy (Malia’s favorite).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & check what the other SSINK Team has CASED from Nichole!