Today’s card is made using Merry Patterns Stamp Set. I totally LOVE this set and have just begun to play around with it!
This beautiful set is only available if you place a $300 order by yourself or by hosting a party. The promotion is good through October 31st. Please contact me if you need ideas on how you can get this cute stamp set!
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, another piece on top (4 X 5 1/4), Merry Little Christmas DSP (2 X 5 1/4), scraps of Whisper White & Old Olive
Accessories: Sparkle Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon- Old Olive, Wink of Stella for candle flames
Tips: I stamped off one of the candle stamps, but they’re all actually cherry cobbler. Except that one of them didn’t stamp well, so I stamped it in Old Olive then fussy cut the candle out! I used the “masking technique” to cover the candles before stamping the greenery.
I haven’t even tried the deer stamp yet. I just remembered, I did try this set another time using the sentiment, “Tis the Season”. It looks like I did something really fancy, but the pink design in the middle is just a stamp!!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration day when we’ll be welcoming baby Hunter!! Our teammate, Pamela Wu, just had a baby 1 week ago!
Isn’t he just perfect?!!
I made him this Sampler for his room!
It’s mainly an ocean theme with a taste of Hawaii (shave ice & pineapple). I chose these colors (Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand) to go with the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.
October is here and there are so many projects I want to get done before the end of the year! Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!
Who isn’t inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you’ve been waiting for.
Here are the product numbers, in list form:
Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.
Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
I have lots of classes coming up! Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page to see all!
I have CLUB on Sunday, Oct. 8 and again on Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s one of the projects we’ll be making:
It’s called a Recessed Panel Card. A great use of your Designer Series Paper!! Be a guest at club for just $10 or FREE with a $25 order!
I think all of us have had friends of family with cancer. Such a tough thing to go through. There’s no right or wrong way to navigate through that, but one thing I’ve seen over & over is COURAGE. Courage and faith.
As I write this post, my dear friend, Chari, is going through her first chemotherapy for breast cancer. I can’t be with her, but we keep messaging back & forth, and that helps a lot. When I first moved to Maui, I didn’t know anyone & I attended a Christian Woman’s Club luncheon. Chari sat next to me & I was so touched when she just came out & asked if we could be friends. Sure!! She & her husband were new to the island, also, and we all ended up spending lots of time together. We all learned to windsurf, had babies, spend many years together on Maui until they moved to Washington.
Here’s a card for Chari:
Double Z Fun Fold Card
Card Base Wisteria Wonder – 4 1/4″ X 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Delightful Daisy DSP – two pieces at 2 1/2″ X 4″, one at 4″ X 5 1/4″
White layer – 3 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ & 6 3/8″
God bless you, Chari! You’ll get through this. There are so many people who love you & are praying for you!!
Here’s a fun Sketch Challenge from the SSINK Team! I love these challenges because they force me to come up with my own ideas. Give it a try!!
To make this card, I basically started with some stamp sets I’d been wanting to play with: Merry Patterns & Christmas Sweaters! The Merry Patterns Set can only be earned by placing a $300 order through the end of October!! Let me know if you have a big Wish List or would like to host a party! I chose the colors by looking at the Quilted Christmas 6 X 6 DSP. That’s a simple way to choose a color combo guaranteed to look great!
I don’t get a lot of use out of my sweaters here on Maui. But my daughter, Malia, is spending her first winter in Syracuse, NY, where I hear it gets mighty cold! She’s already made a request for sweater money.
Here’s a close up of that cute sweater…
Now head over to our SSINK Page to see what the other designers have done with this sketch! Give it a try!! We’d love to see what you come up with!
These cute images are from Cookie-Cutter Halloween! Love that set! The holiday season is officially here! I’m determined to stay on top of things this year!! We’ll see what happens.
I have lots of fun classes scheduled in the next few months! You can always see what events I’m having by clicking on CLASSES & EVENTS on the top of my blog. Try to join us at some of the classes this month!
Be sure to head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their October calendars!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing Animal Ideas! I chose This Little Piggy!
Most of you probably think of playing “This Little Piggy” with your babies. I think of something a bit different. My dad was a HUGE Big Band Fan!! I’d be trying to do homework after school and I’d be the one yelling at my dad to “Turn down the music!”. Glenn Miller had a fun song called, “Boogie Woogie Piggy” that we’d dance the jitterbug to. That’s the song I sang to my babies when I’d tickle their toes! Does anyone else remember that song??
Back to my card. My daughter, Malia, actually gets the credit for this cute card! She came up with this fun opening that has a 3rd circle on the inside for your personal note.
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Page to see more animal ideas!
I’ll leave you with a picture of my handsome dad, probably taken around the time I was a baby.