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!


Bloomin’ Love for February

February is here!  It’s a great month for making Valentine cards & gifts.  This pretty stamp set is called Bloomin’ Love & the colors are Blushing Bride & Real Red.

Spread the love around this month by sending cards to your friends!  That’s one of my big goals this year…SEND MORE CARDS!  It’s always a happy surprise to open my mailbox & find a card there!

Now hop on over to see what Crystal & Anne have for their February calendars!

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!



Announcing: Cards, Etc. Classes!

I LOVE making cards!  Everyone who knows me knows me knows that my favorite place is my craft room (AKA:  Creation Station).  I usually make cards, and when I’m done coming up with something new, there tends to be an explosion of paper, ribbon, & embellishments.

What I enjoy making even more is something 3-D!  Boxes & bags are so much fun to make & to give away!  So, this year in place of my monthly card classes, I’ll offer Cards, Etc. Classes!  Starting this weekend!  We’ll be making 3 cards with matching envelopes, plus a 3-D item!

Here’s my 3-D for January:

I’m hoping everyone will love making these!  Simple to make!  Fun to give!

January Cards, Etc. Classes will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2pm or Monday, Jan 30 at 10am.  Cost is $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

Watercolor Cuteness!

Don’t you just love him?!!  He looks just like my puppy, Swiffer!  I colored him using the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.  So fun & simple to use!  You can use Blender Pens or Aquapainters to blend the colors.  There’s really not a wrong way to use them so it’s fun to play around with them to see the different results.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bella & Friends, Designer Tin of Cards
  • Ink:  Stazon Black Ink
  • Paper:  Smokey Slate (5 1/2 X 11), Sweet Sugarplum (3 X 5 1/4), Soft Sky (1 X 5 1/4), Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Enamel Dots, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Layering Circles Framelits

Here’s Swiffer.  He doesn’t look amused at my playing with his ears.

Be sure & head over to see the rest of the SSINK Designer’s Watercoloring!  I’m sure you’ll get some great ideas!

Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Yesterday I finally opened my January My Paper Pumpkin Kit and made tons of valentines!! I used the heart framelit and cut out a large heart for each of them and made them into pockets.

My Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Now is a great time to order your 3 month subscription to My Paper Pumpkin!  It’s on sale now for just $55!  And you’ll also get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

My Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Happy Valentines Day!

Bloomin’ Love

Here’s a pretty Valentine Card with a simple, but fancy fold:



This is a great way to use up some of those scraps of DSP!


  • Crumb Cake Base (4 1/4 X 11.  Score at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4).  The sides should fold in & meet in the middle.
  • Glue panels to each flap front:  Love Blossoms DSP Stack (cut 2 pieces:  2 1/2 X 4)
  • Middle piece is Blushing Bride (3 1/4 X 2 1/2) and Whisper White (3 X 2 1/4)
  • Stamp heart from Bloomin’ Love onto the Whisper White using Blushing Bride ink.  Tip:  Place Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath your card stock when using Photopolymer stamps to help them ink better!!
  • Embellished with Wink of Stella, sequins from Love blossoms Embellishment Kit, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Inside is 3 X 4 Whisper White stamped with another pretty stamp from Bloomin’ Love.

I think I’m going to make tons of cards using this fold!  This is one of the cards we’ll be making in our January Card Class this afternoon!

Here it is again…in Rose Red:


Hope you find some time to stamp this weekend!!

Valentine Make & Take…FREE!

Hi everyone!  If you’re lucky enough to be on Maui this Wednesday, January 27th, stop by our FREE Valentine Make & Take!  You’ll make 3 cute projects to give out to friends & your valentine.

Please RSVP so we have enough prepped!

Here’s a closer look at my project:


We’ll also have kits for sale so that you can make your own!  My kit is $10 and makes 10 treats (add your own chocolate).

Hope you get a chance to stop by!

Sweet Treats!

Club is this weekend!  One of our projects is this adorable File Folder Treat Holder that I found on Becky Robert’s blog.  She has a great video showing how to make this cute project.


  • Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Ride & Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper:  Blushing Bride & Love Blossoms DSP
  • Accessories:  1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Baker’s Twine, Signo White Gel Pen


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


You Send Me Soaring


Here’s a sneak peek of something from the New Occasions Catalog…and Sale-a-Bration!  Got the idea from Billie Moan on Stampin’ Connection.  Sky is the Limit is a Sale-a-Bration Set.  That means the set is FREE with any $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration! (Jan 5 – Mar 31).

  • Stamp Set:  Sky is the Limit
  • Colors:  Rose Red, Soft Suede, & Blushing Bride
  • Accessories:  Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Hearts Border Punch, Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit

Here’s another card…almost the same, but I used some Baker’s Twine left over from My Paper Pumpkin:


Here’s a tip:  Sometimes it’s difficult to adhere things to glimmer paper.  Crystal Effects always works great as a strong glue!


Be sure & attend one or more of my events so that you can try out some of the new items.  Click on CLASSES on the top of the blog.