#SSINKCC48 Color Challenge: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, & Flirty Flamingo

Today’s color challenge… I wasn’t sure about the Very Vanilla, but it works really well with the other colors!  I love a Black & White card!!  I have to say, after coming up with this card, the biggest challenge I have is that Basic Black wants to get all over my fingers!!  Like a magnet!  Does anyone else have this issue?

Anyway, I finally came up with a nice clean card, & I LOVE IT!  What do you think?

These images are from a Host Set called Background Bits.  The 2 1/4″ Flirty Flamingo square is textured using Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure and visit the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas for these colors!

 

New Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

I’m excited to tell you that you can finally order from the new Holiday Catalog!!  But before you place your order you need to know that you can receive a FREE STAMP SET by placing an order of $300 or more!

Earn this EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition MERRY PATTERNS STAMP SET when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!

Details

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • In order to qualify, the merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling) or more.
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards

 

Watch the video below for some great examples of how to use this set.

The NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG has begun.  View it on-line HERE!

Contact me if you’d like to host a workshop during September or October!

Thank you for being a valued customer!

SSINK Case the DT: Pamela using Christmas Quilt

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will be casing our Design Team Member, Pamela Wu.  Pamela has a “clean & simple” style that I love!  She’s also become a very good friend of mine and has been so helpful & supportive of my business, even though we’ve never met!

Here’s the card I’ve CASEd from her:

I really like her layout and I just happen to have a brand new bundle to try out:  Christmas Quilt.

Here’s my card:

What a fun bundle this is!  The Framelits give you lots of options.  See the “stitching” in the quilt?

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2), Wisteria Wonder (3 X 4 1/4), Very Vanilla (2 3/4 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Peekaboo Peach, Linen Thread

Be sure and take a look what else the other SSINK Team Members have CASED from Pamela!

Paisleys & Posies for September

I really love paisleys!  This set, Paisleys & Posies, has images that could keep you busy coloring for hours.  But I didn’t have “hours”, so I just stamped them in some great colors:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, & Smokey Slate.  And the sentiment is there to remind me that I’m blessed.  Sometimes I need to be reminded…

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember to be thankful & grateful!

Now head over to see what Anne & Crystal have come up with for September!

And the winner is…

Ramona!  

Congratulations!  And thank you for everyone who makes comments on my blog!

Ramona is one of my downline.  It’s exciting to watch her try different ideas to make her business grow!  She recently started a blog, Stampin’ in the Maui Heights!  Please go visit & leave her a comment!!

Ramona, you’ll be receiving this cute card…

Card directions:

  • Card base:  Crushed Curry:  4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2
  • Pick A Pattern DSP:  2 3/4 X 4
  • Basic Black:  3 X 4

Then I just used Layering Circles Framelits & Number of Years to come up with the rest.  MORE DETAILS HERE

Last week we had a fun meeting with the Maui Stampers Group.  Anne Matasci, my upline, presented me with this pretty lei to congratulate me for earning the Alaska Trip!  She’s been my cheerleader the whole time and I really appreciate her encouragement, tips, and friendship.  Anne, you’re the best!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t pause to thank all of my customers for your support in helping me earn this fun trip!!  Couldn’t have done it without you- that’s for sure!!  Thank you so much!  Most of you are as addicted to stamping as I am!!  I really don’t have to sell anything- you guys are so easy!  Ha!  I’ve made life long friends through stamping!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!  I have my August Cards, Etc. Class today & Monday.  If you’re unable to attend, but would like the set of cards, please send me a message this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by…  Hope you’re doing a little stampin’ this weekend!

SSINK: Wedding Wishes

It’s been almost a year since my daughter, Jenny & Vitalis were married!  Time flies, doesn’t it?  I haven’t seen them since the wedding and I’m really missing them!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Weddings!  I’ll tell you how I came up with today’s card…

When my team of demonstrators (The Maui Big Shots!) gets together, we usually have a card challenge.  Our July Challenge was to make something using these items:

Here’s the card I made!

I chose Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper as the background to go with that diamond overlay and made this into a square card.  This would be fun for an engagement card!  Here’s the inside:

Before I go I want to show you a couple of the challenge results!

Marylou made this gorgeous card!  Can you find the bow??  She took it apart!!  Talk about resourceful!  Love your card, Marylou!!

This is Helen.  She always comes up with the unexpected!!

Please be sure & comment on our challenge!!  I know Marylou & Helen would be thrilled to hear from you!

Time to go check out what the SSINK Team has come up with for Wedding Wishes!

Wild About Pieces & Patterns!

1st Birthdays are BIG in Hawaii!!  The family throws a baby luau and hundreds of people normally attend.  Great music & tons of local food!

So I’ve had a few requests for a 1 year old Birthday card.  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is so cute and goes with Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set.  I’ve paired it with Number of Years & coordinating Large Numbers Framelits to make this cute card.

Isn’t that fun?!!  Here’s the inside:

I’d love to hear your comments!  One of the lucky “commenters” will receive this cute card in the mail from me!

This will be one of the cards we’ll be making in my August Cards, Etc. classes.  2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, August 26th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, August 28th at 10 am

RSVP ASAP to hold your spot in class!  Space is limited so hurry!

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to leave your comments below!

Have a great day!

 

Double Z Fold for #SSINKFF1

Fun Folds are my favorite!!!  And today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’re featuring a Double Z Card!  This is so simple & cute that you have to give it a try!!

Here’s how the card starts out.

But when you open it…isn’t that pretty?!!

I started out just wanting to use that gorgeous black background paper!!  That’s the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

I’ve seen a lot of variations on the Double Z Fold.  Some move the bottom strip up a bit and others have a wider strip.  Head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page to see more ideas using the Double Z Fold!

SSINK Tranquil Tulips Host Set

Stampin’ Up! Host Sets are special because you are only able to order them after placing a $150 order!  They are also offered at a reduced price- close to 1/2 off!  You can do this by joining one of my clubs where you get to be the hostess when your turn comes around.  Or you can host a workshop & invite your friends!  I bring all the products & you supply the friends!  It’s a great deal and always lots of fun!  Let me know if you’re interested!

There are some beautiful Host Sets in the Annual Catalog and today I’m showing you a sample of my favorite:  Tranquil Tulips.

It’s so simple to make a beautiful card using this set because it’s 2-Step Stamping!  And notice how the images are not completely solid?  That gives it a very pretty, artistic look!

The ribbon is 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon.  Wish they had it in all the colors!!!  But it’s only available in Night of Navy & Smoky Slate.

Here’s a different card- same stamp set:

Another gorgeous ribbon!!  3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay

Time to check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have to show you using Host Sets!

SSINK Summer Fun

Today’s theme for Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is Summer Fun!  I’m using the stamp set called Message in a Bottle which is loaded with some cute images!  A mermaid, whale, octopus & more… I chose to use the boat & put it in the bottle for a more masculine card.

These pictures aren’t the greatest because I can’t get my iphone to sync with my computer.  Frustrating!  But the cards are really cute…honest!

The white cardstock on top is the shimmer paper.  I’ve embossed it with the 3-D Dynamic Textured Folder- Ruffled and then applied a watercolor wash using Soft Sky Ink.  The bottle was fussy cut & popped up using dimensionals.

See the sparkle?

Time to head over to see what the rest of the SSINK Team has for Summer Fun!