#SSINK: Case the DT: Me!!

Today I’m excited to be CASE-ee!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team will be CASEing my cards!  Can’t wait to see what they do!

I didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so I’m CASEing myself!  It’s funny, because in this previous post I was CASEing Darla Roberts!  I went back to this post because I like this simple design and the way it showcases pretty Designer Series Papers!

Here’s what I made for today’s post:

Love these colors!!  The Designer Series Paper is Whole Lot of Lovely & it’s gorgeous, don’t you agree?!!  The background texture is called Sparkle.

Be the Good.  Love that.  That sentiment is from So Many Shells!

Here’s a little different look.  The background texture here is Garden Trellis.  Which one do you like better?

Be sure & check out what the other designers have CASED from me!!  I can’t wait to take a look!

ICS Blog Hop… Introducing 2017 – 2019 In Colors!

The more I use these new In Colors, the more I just LOVE THEM!!

I was asked by my BFF Susie (my Honolulu buddy from single days…) to make a special card for her friend who was retiring from teaching.  Special card makes me think:  Card in a Box!

Aren’t those colors gorgeous?!!  And I thought the chair & drink were the quintessential “retirement”!  The beautiful Designer Series Paper is called Naturally Eclectic.  I paired it with the In Color Designer Series Paper called Fresh Florals.

The sentiments from Wild About Flowers mainly focus on retirement.  Notice how the word retirement is 2-toned.  That was simple to do because the word retirement is a separate stamp.  I stamped it in Lemon Lime Twist, then just dipped the bottom in Fresh Fig.

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Hope you’re inspired to play around with some of the great new In Colors!  Be sure & continue the HOP for more 2017-2019 In Color Ideas!

Next be sure & continue on the blog hop to see more In Color ideas!

Audra Monk is next up!

Berry Burst- June In Color

Just wanted to show off the June projects for the In Color Club!  Berry Burst.  Isn’t that a pretty color?!

The club has been so popular that we now have 3 days/month to choose from AND In Color Club BY MAIL!  Let me know if you’d like to join us!  And I just want to thank everyone for supporting my Stampin’ Up! Business!!  I just see Alaska getting closer & closer!!  It’s because of all your enthusiasm & support that I’m so close to earning this incentive trip!!  Thank you so much!

Here’s the dates for the In Color Club (June – October):

  • 2nd Monday of each month at 10am
  • 3rd Sunday of each month at 1pm
  • 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in Kahului

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you need more information.

Cheryl

Going Eclectic for SSINKCS46

Here’s the SSINK Card Sketch 46 for June.  I love how these sketches make me come up with my own design, instead of just searching Pinterest (although I do love Pinterest!).

I could have stamped some splotches on the upper left, but I decided to try out my new Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  Absolutely LOVE these!!

Here’s what I came up with:

Isn’t that cutout fun!!  And I could use the little diamond shapes for a shaker card!  The ribbon is Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon (1/2″) and it’s really soft & easy to work with.

Here’s a tip for stamping clear images when you’re using tiny fonts:  I tried stamping the sentiment using my Fresh Fig Ink Pad, but it was very “juicy” and kept filling in the l’s and o’s.  Then I tried just using the brush side of my Fresh Fig marker and it worked perfectly!

You’ll find all the supplies at the bottom of this post.  Who else loves these thinlits dies?!!  This will be one of the cards we’ll be making for the July In Color Club where the starring color will be…FRESH FIG!  The club members will be receiving everything Fresh Fig in July… Cardstock, Ink Pad, refill, ribbon, marker, and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack!  Plus bows & glitter shapes just for signing up!

Would you like to join us?  There’s still time!  It’s a 5 month club where we focus on 1 In Color each month.  For $40/month, you’ll have ALL THE IN COLOR SUPPLIES by October!  If you can’t attend the club meetings, I’ll make up the cards for you & send them over with your In Color items for the month.

Now go to the SSINK Card Challenge 46 to see other samples.  And just for fun, please enter our challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today!

ICS Blog Hop: It’s a Guy Thing!

Today’s theme for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is “It’s a Guy Thing”.  Last week when I was sorting through my retired stamps, I was happy to see that Hardwood is still current!  That set has just been sitting there for some reason & I’m determined to get a lot of use out of it!

I just love these 2 colors together:  Soft Suede & Soft Sky!  The large Happy Birthday needed something in the background.  Gorgeous Grunge may be retired, but we still have Timeless Textures!  There are some beautiful patterns in there!

Is the torn edge out of style?  I don’t see it much, but I think it fits with this card.

I’m also linking this card to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #102!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure and follow along with the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for more masculine card ideas!  Next up is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi!

Lovely As a Tree Masculine Birthday

When the retiring list came out, I was so relieved to see that Lovely As a Tree is still with us!  Such a beautiful & versatile stamp set!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Masculine Cards today, and I reached for this set to make my card.

I used our new In Color, Tranquil Tide, for this card & I stamped off the background image first to make it a bit lighter.  This is supposed to be a masculine card, but I pulled the sentiment from Beautiful You, a very girly stamp set.  I think it works just fine.

Here’s a similar card without the stamping off.

Which one do you like best?  I can’t decide.  But I do know I love that tree!

Only 3 more days & we have a new catalog!!

Now go check out the other Masculine Cards the SSINK Team has made!

 

Black Magic Technique

Today I’m trying out a new stamping technique called “Black Magic”.

It’s hard to see, but the colored images are shiny & it makes a very pretty effect!

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes (retiring) & Eastern Beauty
  • Ink:  Craft White
  • Paper:  Wild Wasabi (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Daffodil Delight (5 1/4 X 4 & 1 3/4 X 3 1/8), Basic Black (1 3/4 X 3 1/8 & 1 3/4 X 1 3/4- cut 2)
  • Accessories:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder (not retiring! love this one!), Pansy Punch (retiring), 1″ Circle Punch, Watercolor Pencils
  • Hints:
    • Select a solid image stamp that you can color
    • Stamp using White Craft Ink then heat set it using heat tool

If you like this card & want to try out this technique, sign up to attend my May Cards, Etc. Class.  Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page for details about all my upcoming classes!

Thanks for stopping by…but, before you leave, CLICK HERE to see more Black Magic from the SSINK Team!

Cheryl

Trendy Tassles & Label Me Pretty

I was in Honolulu last weekend for a wedding and managed to squeeze in some shopping at Ala Moana with my BFF Susie.  We noticed tassles were everywhere!!  Dresses, jeans, purses, shoes, & jewelry!  How does Stampin’ Up! know this stuff??

Today I’m making a birthday card for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team where the focus is on…you guessed it!  Birthdays!

I’ll also be playing along with a Sketch Challenge from Global Design Project 086!

Here’s my card:

Can you tell I just opened my box of goodies from the brand new 2017-2018 Catalog?!!!  I noticed the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Me Pretty set.  The best thing is that there’s a punch to match!!!  Love my punches!  Quick & easy!!

I think I like this one even better because of the Tranquil Tide Tassle from the Mini Tassles Assortment Set.  The main colors in this card are Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, & Emerald Envy & I really like how they go together!

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to pre-order new catalog items & play around with them before everyone else!!   These will be available to everyone when the new catalog goes live on June 1st!

Which card do you like best?  And who needs a new catalog?!!  Let me know & I’ll set one aside for you!

Now be sure & go see what else the SSINK Team has come up with for birthdays!

SSINK Card Sketch #45 Eastern Palace

There’s a new Card Sketch Challenge today at www.ssinkspiration.blogspot.com.   I haven’t gotten Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper out of my system yet, and pulled it out again for this sketch.  Here’s my card:

There are so many different looks you can achieve with this paper!  And the stickers!  But the best part of this suite is the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies!  I just love that medallion with the Dapper Denim showing through!

I needed a Birthday Card & decided to add this sentiment from Window Shopping Stamp Set.  That’s the set that goes with the Window Box Thinlits Dies.  Don’t you love the font?!!

Make sure to check out what other ideas the SSINK Team has for this fun sketch!

Pop of Pink Favorite Retiring Designer Series Paper

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team’s focus is on Retiring Designer Series Paper.  I love lots of them and always have a hard time letting go!!  Pop of Pink is so bright & pretty, so I’m choosing to focus on that today.

This beautiful paper is ON SALE FOR ONLY $7.80 (regular price $13).

ORDER HERE before it’s gone!  There’s also Washi Tape to match!

I chose this paper to make a card for one of my downline.  I think of Francine as a Melon Mambo type of girl… flashy, fun, enthusiastic!  Francine just promoted to Bronze Elite!  25% discounts!!!  Woohoo!

Here’s the card I made to celebrate her achievement:

This is called a Joy Fold Card.  Here’s what it looks like opened up:

Fun card!  I’m sure I’ll be featuring this in a class very soon…

Here’s Francine with some of her swaps.  We look forward to Francine’s swaps because they usually are 3-D and contain candy!!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & head over to THIS PAGE to see the favorite retiring Designer Series Papers from the rest of the SSINK Team!