SSINK Birthday Balloons

I want to show you a birthday card I just came up with using colors I love together:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach.

I love all the fun embellishments in this card!  Here’s all the details:

  • Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:   Peekaboo Peach Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 3/4 X 5 1/8…FREE during Sale-A-Bration)
  • Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Balloon Framelits Dies

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Birthday Cards!  Be sure and CLICK HERE to see more great ideas!!

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!)

SSINKCC#43 Color Challenge

I love a challenge!  And anytime I use Perfect Plum it’s challenging for me!!  That color just sits there waiting to be noticed by me.  In face, my upline, Anne Matasci and I started a Purple Plum Color Challenge with each other on Pinterest that we haven’t bothered with for over a year.  So I’m reviving the challenge, Anne!!

That brings me to today’s Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Color Challenge SSINKCC#43.

I just dove right in & hated the colors when I started, but now I think it really works!!

In fact, I really like it a lot!!  Where’s the plum?  It’s in the sentiment and the dark color on the roses.

I was in a hurry this morning and decided to CASE one of my own cards.

Remember this gorgeous DSP and Everything Eleanor?!!

Here are the measurements so that you can CASE it, too!

  • Stamps:  Picture Perfect
  • Ink:  Melon Mambo & Perfect Plum
  • Paper:  Whisper White Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4 and 4 1/2 X 1 3/4), Tip Top Taupe (5 1/4 X 4, 2015 – 2017 In Color DSP Stack (4 1/4 X 1 3/4), Melon Mambo (4 1/4 X 2)

Be sure and check out what other great ideas the SSINK Team comes up with for combining these colors!  And join us by adding your card in the color challenge SSINKCS#43!

ICS Blog Hop One Last Sale-A-Bration!

It’s the last month of Sale-A-Bration, so there’s still time to place an order of $50 & receive a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Today I’ll show you some Sale-A-Bration items that I’m playing around with for the first time, Hey, Chick and Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It’s true.  Actually using the stamp set or paper makes me really fall in love with it- a lot more than just seeing it in a catalog.

Can you spot all the Sale-A-Bration items on this card?

  • Hey, Chick
  • 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon
  • Delicate Details

The splatters in the background are just done by flicking my Gold Wink of Stella Pen at the paper.

Card #2.  A different look using Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

I used Watercolor Pencils to color the flower.  And there’s Delicate Details embossed in gold down the side!  Love that!

Here’s a close up to show you the sparkle from the Gold Wink of Stella.  Can you see it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Next be sure to check out Megan’s blog where you’re sure to get lots of inspiration & ideas!

2 Step Stampin’ for March

The simplest way I know to make a quick but beautiful card is to use a stamp set that lets you 2-Step Stamp!  Simply layer one image over another using different colors!

You cannot buy this stamp set.  But you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration by placing a $50 order!  Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st, so don’t wait too long!

The colors are Calypso Coral & Dapper Denim.  The little butterfly is found in one of my favorite sets, Butterfly Basics.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & head over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their March calendars.  And leave us a comment 🙂  We love those!

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!

SSINKTC#42 Stained Glass Technique

This is the first time I’ve tried this technique & it’s so simple & fun!  It was difficult to capture in a photo!  Here’s what I came up with:

The Fairy Celebration was perfect for this technique because there’s a lot you can color!  You just emboss on vellum, then turn it over & color with markers.  I attached the vellum to a Whisper White piece the same size (3 X 4) and attached it with glue dots under the coloring or the sequins, so that you can’t see the dots.

The FREE silver ribbon from Sale-A-Bration went with it nicely!

Here’s a close up so that you can see the Stained Glass Technique a little better:

Be sure & check out the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team ideas!  And, just for fun, give it a try & enter our challenge!

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!!

February Cards, Etc. Class

I want to show you the projects we’ll be making in the February Cards, Etc. Classes.

Quite a variety!  A Masculine Card, Sympathy, All Occasion, and a gorgeous new box that I want you to try out.

The box is called Window Box and it’s the size of a large cupcake.  So pretty!!  There are so many ways you can embellish it and I’ll let you decide how you want to decorate it.  You’ll have different colors to choose from and a variety of ribbon.

There are 2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 pm or

Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 am

Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order.

My house:  1194 W. Kuiaha Road in Haiku, Maui

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

Cupcakes & Carousel Suite Congrats

I just love the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack!  The colors & designs are just gorgeous!!  And I really like working with the size of the paper stacks (6 X 6).  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring this Suite today!

I needed another Congrats Card for a new team member (yea!!) and used Cupcakes & Carousel DSP Stack and the matching stamp set, Carousel Birthday.  And just to tie it all together, I added some items from Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit!

I had to make a special card for this occasion, so I made this fun fold card.  I think it’s called an “Explosion Card”.

This card is very simple to make!  I’ll try to explain here:

Start with a 6 X 6 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  Score at 3″.  Turn & score at 3″.

Score diagonally down 1 side.  Fold as shown in photos.  Glue onto card base as shown.

      

Clear as mud?!!  Hope you understand it!  I plan to have a “Fun Folds Card Class” in March, so stay tuned…

Don’t stop here!  Be sure & check out the creative ideas from the rest of the SSINK Team!