Pineapple Mahalo for SSINK Color Challenge #45

I grew up on Oahu and had acres and acres of pineapples growing right behind my house in Waipio Valley.  I remember chasing around those fields after school with my dog running beside me.  And they’re easy to grow!  Every time I buy a pineapple & just stick the top in the ground & it will produce a pineapple the next year!

Stampin’ Up! is retiring my Pineapples!!  And the Mahalo!!  I’m sure I won’t be getting rid of those…they come in handy here on Maui!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Pineapple, Pop of Paradise, A World of Thanks (ALL RETIRING!)
  • Ink:  Delightful Dijon & Pacific Point
  • Paper:  Pacific Point (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2 & 1 1/4 X 5), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4 & 1 X 1 3/4 & 1 X 2 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Gold Wink of Stella (RETIRING!), Linen Thread

Look what I did with my stamp!  Took a little courage, but I’m happy with the results!

Now it’s super fast to stamp with 2 colors!

Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure & pick up some Gold Wink of Stella and other retiring items before they’re gone forever!  SHOP RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Be sure and check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has done with these colors!  And add your own project to the challenge!

 

 

Spring Fever SSINK April Blog Hop!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation team has Spring Fever!  Thanks for joining us today to see what says “Spring” to all of us!

Spring had me reaching for the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, which is covered with gorgeous floral designs.  The best thing about it is the colors!  You’ve got the pinks & purples and then there’s the blues & greens.  Today I’ll be playing around with the blue/green papers.Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

I made a Double Gate Fold Card, which shows off this paper beautifully!

I just love it!!  I added that small circle with the flower on the right & stuck it on using a Dimensional.  It’s meant to tuck the large circle underneath to secure it.

There’s a coordinating Stamp Set (of course!) called Blooms & Wishes.  I love how Stampin’ Up! has papers, stamps, and colors that all coordinate!!

Here’s another version I made that steps it up a bit:

Can you find the difference?  No wasted DSP here!  And look when it’s opened!

Here’s some basic directions for the Double Gate Fold Card:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Paper (easier if you use paper without “up & down”
  • Score at 2″, 4″, 8″, & 10
  • With a ruler make a mark up the 5 1/2″ side of the paper at 2 3/4″ on both sides
  • Cut from this mark to the second score line on both sides
  • Flip the cut off triangle over and adhere on the bottom of the card, allowing you to see both sides of the beautiful paper
  • Inside: Cut Card stock 5 ¼ X 3 ¾ & top with Whisper White 5 X 3 ½

If you’d rather follow along in class to make this card, come to one of my April Cards, Etc. Classes!

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24th at 10 am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2 pm

Now hop on over to see what Nichole has made for our Spring Fever Hop!

 

Floral Boutique Wishes for SSINKCS#44 April Sketch Challenge

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Design Team has a new Card Sketch Challenge SSINKCS#44 and we hope you’ll play along!

I pulled out the gorgeous Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper to come up with this card:

When I first saw this paper, I felt lukewarm towards it, probably because it only has Night of Navy & Whisper White.  I’m drawn to the colorful, mostly pastel Designer Series Papers.  But I finally bought a pack of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper with the corresponding stamp set, Floral Phrases, and now it’s probably my favorite!  It’s so beautiful & elegant!

Here’s a close up look at that flower.  Notice the light & dark in that stamp.

Have I sold you on it?  🙂 What’s your favorite Designer Series Paper?

Be sure and see what the other SSINK Design Team Members have made for this sketch.

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

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!

Attitude of Gratitude Class

I’m excited to help promote an upcoming class hosted by 2 of my Stampin’ Up! downline, Claudine & Ramona!  They’ve come up with 4 beautiful projects and we’re hoping you’ll be able to join us- or at least send us some love!!

 

  • Sunday, March 5th (1 pm – 3 pm)
  • St. Anthony School Library (1618 Lower Main St., Wailuku)
  • Class fee $10 or FREE if you place a $20 order that day
We’ll be making 3 Thank You Cards and a candy holder.
Isn’t this a gorgeous card?!!  Guess what the skirt is made from?  An upside down hot air balloon!  And the lace on the side is a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp you can get by placing a $50 order.
More balloons!  And see the pretty designs on the bottom.  That’s Washi Tape!  Love the colors!
Simple & colorful card!  That “Thank You” is another FREE set!
And… a fun fold candy holder!
RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!  Hope to see you there!
And please leave some comments for Claudine & Ramona to let them know how much you like their projects!!

Fun Fold for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today, like most of you, I’m busy getting ready for the big day.  Along with working.  We have a new kitchen!  Just got the sink & dishwasher a few days ago…never been so excited to do dishes!

I’ve been playing around with this Fun Fold Card lately- called a Pop Up Panel Card.  It’s so much fun to make & really a surprise when opened!  I made a Thanksgiving Card using Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  The colors are gorgeous and remind me of fall.

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I used a 1 1/2″ belly band to close this card & love the way the Layering Circles Framelits cut out this medallion.  Here’s the inside:

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Acorny Thank You, Suite Seasons
  • Ink:  Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Moroccan DSP
  • Accessories:  Acorn Builder Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Enamel Shapes

Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow.  We’ve all been so blessed and I love that we have a day that focuses on that!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is focusing on Thanksgiving today!  Be sure to check out what they’ve created by clicking HERE!

Poppin’ Pineapples!

Pineapples are a big thing here on Maui!  They’re sweet & delicious & one of my favorite things to snack on.

Anyone ever had that Pineapple Whip at Disneyland?!!  On a hot day after riding on the crazy Jungle Cruise?  Yum!!

Pineapples are also a symbol for hospitality and welcome!

Today the theme is “Friday Favorites” at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!

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The background paper is Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.  I’ve used most of it up for pink & black cards, but love the gold with the pineapple!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Pineapple, A World of Thanks
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
  • Paper:  Night of Navy Card Base (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2), Gold Foil Sheet (5 1/4 X 4), Pop of Pink Specialty DSP (5 X 3 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Wink of Stella- Gold
  • Tips:  Yes, I had to fussy cut the pineapple!  Leave a little tag on the spikey leaf part to glue to the base.  Then I popped it up using dimensionals.

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Here’s another card.  Same DSP but different stamp set:  Pop of Paradise

Hope you enjoyed my cards today!  Be sure & check out the SSINK Team Friday Favorites!

 

SSINK September Blog Hop… It’s a Mystery!

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, Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps 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.

This month’s challenge was to make something using 3 items mailed to us from another team member.  Fun!!  I received a card from Jennifer Gregorsky, a Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Member, with 3 beautiful items!  I totally forgot to take a picture of them- I was so anxious to make something.  She sent me a piece of Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP, 5/8″ Striped Mint Macaroon Ribbon, & a gorgeous leaf cut out of a Copper Foil Sheet.  Here’s what I made:

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Card details:

  • Stamps:  Floral Phrases, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4 & 4 1/4 X 1), Rich Razzleberry (3 1/4 X 5 1/4, Petals & Paisleys DSP (3 X 5), Delightful Dijon (4 1/4 X 1/2), Copper Foil Sheets
  • Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers

Jennifer, I loved all the things you sent so much, I’ve ordered them all!  That copper leaf is just stunning!

 

1. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
2. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
3. Carrie at Carrie Stamps
4. Tobe at The Craft Sea
5. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
6. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl