SSINK Blog Hop: Sale-A-Brate With Us

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Sale-A-Bration!

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 Donna at Geek Squad 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.

Only 3 more weeks of Sale-A-Bration!  Sigh.  Stampin’ Up! added 3 new Sale-A-Bration items recently, and I’m using the gorgeous glimmer paper in my card.

I recently purchased the set, Layering Love.  What a great set!!  See my supply list at the bottom for card ingredients.

Here’s a close up so that you can see the glimmer paper a little better.  It comes in Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, & Mint Macaron- my very favorite colors!  The pack of paper is FREE with your $50 order during Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st).Image result for stampin up glimmer paper

Be sure and check out the amazing creations from Tobe at the Craft Sea, who’s next on the blog hop!

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Tobe B. ~ The Craft Sea

2. Diana E. ~ Stampin’ Fun with Diana

3. Darla R. ~ Stampin’ with Darla

4. Cathy A. ~ Maine Mountain Stamper

5. Jennifer G. ~ Jenny G Paper Crafts

6. Jen G. ~ Faith.Grace.Stamp

7. Nichole L. ~ Scrappy Stamps & Ink

8. Kim R. ~ Stampin’ with Kim

9. Darcy J. ~ Dj’s Stampin’ Place

10. Pamela W. ~ Stinky Tofu

11. Donna S. ~ Geek Squad Crafting

12.  Cheryl H. – Create With Cheryl (YOU ARE HERE!)

Introducing Cheryl

Hi everyone!  I’m taking over the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog today where I get to tell you about myself!

I was raised in Hawaii (my dad was a minister who worked with servicemen & women on Oahu) and love the beach, hiking, and all the local culture & food!  I became a Pediatric Nurse, starting in Honolulu, then moving to Colorado because I’d never seen snow.  That was quite an experience:  learning to dress for cold weather, drive on icy roads, & to ski- which I love!  Met my husband, Pat, when he was a surgical resident at Denver Children’s.  We ended up on Maui about 30 years ago, where we raised our 2 daughters, Jenny & Malia.

Jenny got married a few months ago & she’s a nurse on a trauma unit in Texas.  Malia graduated from UT, Austin, and will soon be heading to Syracuse, NY to work with refugees.

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Oh,  can’t forget my pride & joy, Swiffer!

I’ve always enjoyed crafting!  I first got into stamping when Jenny was in preschool.  Once a week, my friend, Wendy, & I would drop the kids off then head over to her house for a morning of stamping fun!  I remember getting so excited when I discovered you could stamp with different colors.  Everything was 1 layer back then.  But just like skiing on the Bunny Hill is exciting when you start out, every card we made was exciting & fun!

I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for about 6 years now & I just love it!  Being creative is fun & relaxing, but it’s the friendships I’ve made that have been an unexpected bonus!  I’ve been a part of the SSINK Design Team since last year.  It’s a huge challenge for me and quite an honor.  Everyone on the team has been so encouraging and helpful!

I’m not sure how to describe my style.  My favorite type of card is a “Fun Fold”.  I’ll show you a few that I’ve made:

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Before I go, here’s my latest project.  I was inspired by these new stamps I found at the Post Office!

Matched up the cardstock with the stamps:  So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso, & Chocolate Chip, and reached for the Cool Treats Suite!

Cased this cute card from Michelle at Stampin’ 365.  She always has the most beautiful cards- thanks Michelle!

Thanks so much for spending time with me today!

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

 

SSINK Avant-Garden Sympathy

I’m sadly always running out of sympathy cards.  While playing around with the SSINK Color Challenge a few days ago, I made a Sympathy Card that I want to share with you today.

The FREE Sale-A-Bration set called Avant-Garden is so versatile.  Nice for any occasion! Place a $50 order and get this set for FREE during Stampin’ Up!s biggest promotion, Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st)

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Avant-Garden, Flourishing Phrases
  • Inks:  Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, So Saffron
  • Paper:  Watermelon Wonder (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2 & 5 1/4 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/8 X 3 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Wink of Stella

Be sure and head over to the SSINK TEAM to see what other ideas they have for Sympathy/Get Well Cards!

SSINKCS#42 Avant-Garden

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Color Challenge for you!

I’m using the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Avant-Garden.  I started with an idea I found from Amy Koenders in Georgia.

Don’t you just LOVE those colors together!

This will be one of the cards we’ll be making at our Cards, Etc. February Classes.  2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2pm or Monday, Feb. 27 at 10am.  RSVP to hold your spot in class!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Avant-Garden
  • Inks:  Old Olive & Watermelon Wonder
  • Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), So Saffron (5 1/4 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/8 X 3 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (LOVE THESE!)
  • Details:  I’ve stamped some images directly on the card, then stamped again without re-inking

Even my wall is So Saffron!  Ha!  How many of you find yourself naming things around you in Stampin’ Up! colors?!!  I do it all the time & my husband finds it pretty funny!

We’d love to have you join our color challenge!  CLICK HERE to join and to see other samples from the team.

Succulent Garden DSP Colors!

When I saw the beautiful patterns & colors in the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog, I ordered it right away.  It’s even prettier in person!

I LOVE the way this card turned out!  Don’t you love the Sweet Sugarplum with the Old Olive?  I didn’t think I needed another flower Framelit or stamp set, but after seeing lots of beautiful ideas on Pinterest I decided to purchase the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies & Special Reason Stamp Set.  Go here to see my Pinterest Page!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Special Reason
  • Ink:  Tip Top Taupe
    • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Sweet Sugarplum (5 1/4 X 4), Succulent Garden DSP (3 1/4 X 3 3/4), Whisper White (3 X 3 1/2), Old Olive
    • Accessories:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Tip Top Taupe 5/8″ Ribbon, Enamel Shapes, Popcorn Box Thinlits (sentiment on front)
    • Tips:  Be sure & use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush with the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies!  The cutouts just pop right out!!  No poking out all the little cutouts.

Here’s what’s on the inside:  

Same DSP flipped over:

Today you’ll find lots of ideas from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!  We’re featuring our favorite Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.  Take a few minutes & enjoy browsing over their creations!

 

 

Carried Away with Valentine’s Day!

Fun projects today!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be focusing on Valentine 3-D items!  I want to show you a pretty way to give out some Hershey Nuggets.

Hershey Nugget Bag Details:

  • Stamps:  Lift Me Up
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Paper:  Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 X 3 1/4, cut 5), Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Smokey Slate 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Heart from Baker’s Box Thinlits, Up & Away Thinlits, 2″ X 8″ Cellophane Bags

If you’d like to make this and get together with some Maui Big Shots! (my downline team), come to a FREE MAKE ‘N TAKE on Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 33 Lono Ave., Suite 310 in Kahului, Maui (above Central Pacific Bank).  We’ll be making this plus 2 other projects.  Just our way of “spreading our love” of stamping!

Here’s the same project, but a little different:

Can’t wait to see what other 3-D ideas the SSINK Team has come up with!

 

Nailed It for SSINK Masculine Monday

The Urban Underground Suite is loaded with fun products that coordinate to make great projects for the men in your life!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Nailed It
  • Ink:  Crushed Curry & Basic Black
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2), Basic Gray (5 1/4 X 4), Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper (1 7/8 X 2 1/8- cut 2), Crushed Curry (1 7/8 X 2 7/8), Very Vanilla (1 7/8 X 2 7/8)
  • Accessories:  Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Urban Underground Embellishments, Up & Away Thinlits Dies

That Hexagon Embossing Folder is so cool!!  Here’s a closer look…

Here’s a few more cards:

I love corny sayings like that!!

Masculine Cards can be hard to come up with.  Which one do you like best?

For more ideas, check out the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team’s Masculine Monday!

Love Card for #SSINK

I really love the sentiment in this card (and the font!)!  Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Valentine or LOVE Cards!  Instead of the typical Valentine paper, I’ve used Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper for this card.  I love the way Stampin’ Up! makes all these products that go together!!  Washi Tape.  Sprinkles Embellishments. Ink/Paper.  And Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love, Falling for You
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder & Crumb Cake
  • Paper:  Whisper White (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Tasty Treats Specialty DSP (1 1/4 X 5 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Sprinkles Embellishments, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Copper Metallic Thread, Tags & Labels Framelits Dies

Here’s what you’ll find on the inside:

Hope you enjoyed my Love Card today!  Be sure & take a look at more ideas from the SSINK TEAM!

 

 

#SSINKTC41: Technique Challenge: Bokeh

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Technique Challenge that we hope you’ll try out:  Bokeh!

Here’s what I came up with:

 

For this card, I just masked the outer edges of the Whisper White to concentrate the color on the middle strip.  Then I just sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, & Pear Pizzazz, and then finally sponged little dots with Craft White.  Such a cool effect!!

Here’s a picture of a card & did a while back:

Give it a try and enter our challenge!  And be sure & check out the other beautiful ideas from the SSINK Team.