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

It’s a Mystery!

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!

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 – Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps. 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.

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

Thoughtful Branches

I’m loving this new bundle, Thoughtful Branches!!  There are so many different looks you can get out of this set!  Here’s what I came up with:

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The colors are Tip Top Taupe, Pear Pizzazz, & Rich Razzleberry.

Next you’ll see the card we’ll be making this weekend at club:

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One more…

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I think it needs something…ribbon or sequins.  Or a sentiment.  But I decided I liked it just like this.

What do you think it needs?  Which one do you like best?

This wonderful bundle is only available through August 31st or while supplies last!  So hurry & place your order!

If you’re still on the fence about this set, make sure you visit the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team to see what they’ve made!

Wetlands Watercolor

I’ll be having my April Card Classes Saturday, April 16 at 2pm and again (same cards) on Tuesday, April 19 at 3pm.  We’ll be making 4 different cards.  Here’s 3 I’ve come up with so far:

Create With Cheryl Wetlands Watercolor  Oh, this one is fun to make!  I watercolored on Shimmer White Card Stock & you can see sparkles in the background if you look really closely!

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  • Stamp Sets:  Wetlands, Timeless Treasures
  • Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Pool Party
  • Accessories:  Aquapainter, Banner Punch, Candy Dots
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, Pink Pirouette (4 1/4 X 2 3/4), Shimmer White (4 X 2 1/2)

Create With Cheryl Tree Builder  I love punch art!!  The idea for this bright card comes from Mary Fish.  I’m sure most of you have seen her blog…if not, you need to go spend some time there!

  • Stamp Sets:  Cottage Greetings
  • Colors:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Tree Builder Punch, Flower Fair Framelits Dies
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Whisper White CS base, 2015-2017 DSP Stack Cucumber Crush (5 1/4 X 2), Watermelon Wonder (3 1/4 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (3 X 4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad Here’s my card for my Alma Mater…University of Hawaii!!  The idea for this card came from Connie Babbert!  Thanks, Connie!  Love all your creative cards!!

  • Stamp Sets:  BYOB, Bravo
  • Colors:  CucumberCrush, Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP left over from Christmas, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  Large Number Framelits, Banners Framelits Dies, Bear Hug Framelits Dies, Basic Black 1/8″ Ribbon
  • Details:  8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Basic Black CS base, Cucumber Crush (4 X 5 1/4), DSP (2 X 5 1/4)

Create With Cheryl 2016 Grad (2)  Here’s a look at the inside.

Hope you get a chance to join us!  And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Why I love white embossing!

Hopefully I can explain with just a photo!

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Whenever I emboss with white embossing powder, I’m surprised at the beautiful contrast!

  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay card base, Hello Honey (2 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (1 3/4 X 4 1/4)
  • Ink:  Bermuda Bay & Versamark (for the embossing)
  • Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers, What I Love (Sale-a-Bration)
  • Itty Bitty Punch Pack & Pearls

CASED this card from Eileen from Aberdeen.  Thanks, Eileen!

I’m entering it into the Global Design Project Challenge for this week

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If you’d like to make this card yourself, please join me at my March Card Class!  I have 2 dates to choose from and I’m extending the hours to make it easier for you to fit it in your busy schedule.

March Card Class

  • Saturday, March 28 (drop in between 10 am & 4 pm) or
  • Tuesday, March 29 (drop in between 1 pm & 5 pm)

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m heading to Honolulu this weekend to see my BFF Susie!  Always loads of fun with her!

Flowering Wreath for FMS228

I’m really excited to share my project today and I love how it turned out!  I’m pushing myself to participate in more challenges to help me find the creativity that sometimes is hiding from me!

My card started with this challenge from Freshly Made Sketches

To start, I reached for a stamp set that was on my desk, Circle of Spring.  I started out making a black & white card, using the Shimmery White Card Stock for the wreath.  I decided it needed some color…& what’s more colorful than Melon Mambo!

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The pink is embossed with Lovely Lace embossing folder and it’s tied using 1/8″ silver ribbon.  And don’t you love that sentiment?  I use it all the time!  It’s from the set Amazing Birthday.

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I wish you could see the sparkles on this paper, but you’ll just have to take my word for it!  I colored the flowers using Melon Mambo & Blushing Bride Markers & embellished it with some Pearl Basic Jewels.

Please leave me a comment & let me know what you think about the card.  If you suggest it, I’ll try doing it in a different color!  Told you I’m into challenges now-days.

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Thanks for stopping by today!