ICS Blog Hop-Blog Candy Giveaway!

Thank you for joining us for the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month the theme is Free for All! Every stop on the hop will feature a great project of the stamper’s choice. That means lots of inspiration and fun ideas are in store for you as you hop along. In addition, be sure to check out how to win some blog candy! Every stop on the hop will have blog candy to give away.

Today I’ll be showing you a nice GET WELL GIFT!  A tissue box cover with matching Get Well Card.  I’ve made 2 different sets using the same Designer Series Paper, Falling In Love.

Isn’t that pretty?  It just sets on top of a tissue box.

Recognize that glimmer paper from Sale-A-Bration?  Love that!

Made a Get Well Card to match.  Watch what happens when the card is opened…

Isn’t that cute?!!  Simple, too!

I’ll be having a Tissue Box Class where we’ll be making the box and matching card.

2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, April 15th at 11am or Monday, April 17th at 10am.
  • Space is limited so RSVP soon to reserve your spot in class.  Also, DSP (Designer Series Paper) is limited, so the papers might be different.  I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love!
  • Cost:  $15 or FREE with your $30 order placed that day
  • CLASS TO GO available for $20 or FREE with $40 order (includes postage).  Everything will be stamped & prepped- you just need Tear & Tape Adhesive & Glue Dots & Tombo Adhesive.  I’ll supply directions & everything else you need!  Let me know your color preference!

Here’s my BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY!  6 sheets of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper!

Are you wondering how to enter to qualify to win the blog candy? Just subscribe to any of the blogs you want to follow and you will be entered to win that blog’s candy. Each blog on the hop will draw a name from their new subscriber’s to win their candy. Why subscribe? When you subscribe to a blog’s feed you will be notified every time there is a new post. You never have to miss out on any of the inspiration, fun or news.

To subscribe to my blog, go up near the top of this post, look at the column on the right, and enter your email in the box indicated, then click SUBSCRIBE!
My drawing will be held on Tue 4/11 and announced on Wed 4/12 so be sure you subscribe by then. I’ll announce on my Wed 4/12 the winner and mail your blog candy out right away! Thanks for hopping with us and remember to join us on the first Wednesday of the month for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!

Next hop over to see what Jen has come up with!

Gift Card Holder to Celebrate SSINKCC#44

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a Color Challenge!  I usually go for pastels, so I always welcome a challenge that forces me to try new things.  These colors are very pretty together.  Cucumber Crush is leaving us, though!!    We’ll be changing In Colors very soon, so now’s the time to stock up on your paper, ink, & ink refills!

2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock

CLICK HERE to see the 2015 – 2017 In Color Products!

I needed a gift card holder for a friend, so I started with Celebrations Duo Framelits.  Stamped little dots over the deep embossing and I really like the finished card!

Where have you seen that “you” before?  It’s from Work of Art!  The little dots are from that set also.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s opened:

See that Chevron Card?  Got that with my Stampin’ Up! Flex Points!  Pretty cool!  One of the many benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Work of Art
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper:  Cucumber Crush (11 X 4 1/4, scored at 4 1/4 & 8 1/2), Chocolate Chip (4 1/8 X 4 1/8), Whisper White (4 X 4), In Color DSP Stack 2015 – 2017 4 X 2 1/4 & cut diagonally
  • Accessories:  Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Layering Circles Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure & see what else the SSINK Team has done with this Color Challenge!

Jar of Love for April

My daughter, Malia, spent last Christmas with us, and helped me with my calendars.  Here’s a page she created:

Those jars are just adorable!  Our family loves to fish- everyone except Malia, that is.  She says she loves fishing, but just hates to catch them.  Feels sorry for the little things.  Me.  I grew up trout fishing in California with my dad.  I could spend all day looking for the perfect fishing hole & be so happy!  My husband loves deep sea fishing in Hawaii.  He actually was lost at sea about 24 years ago when his boat capsized & was miraculously rescued the next morning!

Now hop on over to see what Crystal & Anne came up with for April.

 

CASING a SSINK Team Member

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will all be CASING a Team Member.  CASE means Copy and Share Everything.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I feel flattered when someone CASES something I’ve made.  CASING can be doing exactly the same thing, or copying the design or the colors.  It can really give you a head start when you’re trying to come up with a new idea.

Here’s what I’m CASING:  

I loved the layout of Darla’s card and decided to CASE it using Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I got this pack of paper FREE by spending $50 during Sale-A-Bration.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY of this great promotion!  So if you’ve been thinking about placing an order, don’t wait until tomorrow!

Isn’t this a fun layout?!!  Change the Designer Series Paper & get a totally different look!

And here’s a close up of this shiny paper.  All supplies listed at the bottom of this post.

Be sure & head over to the SSINK SITE to see what the others have CASED!

Celebrations Duo for CC#70 Purple Haze

I’ve been having fun with purple lately, so I thought it would be fun to play along with The Card Concept 70 (Purple Haze).  I pulled out a new Embossing Folder called Celebrations Duo, that can be found in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  It comes with 2 words to emboss:  Celebrate and Happy.  This one makes a deep impression so I found a set to “color” over the top of the word:  Painter’s Palette.

What a simple & fun card!  Used all my purples:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, & Rich Razzleberry.  It needed a little something, so I added some White Perfect Accents.

Purple was my favorite color growing up & I still love it!  My parents let me paint my room purple & I had a purple bedspread & curtains.

Remember,  tomorrow’s the last day for Sale-A-Bration!  That has sure been fun!!  CLICK HERE to see what you can get for FREE! 

Easter Message for Global Design Project 080

This week the Global Design Project is CASING Louise Sharp.  I love participating in their challenges because they have great sketches and help me with a beginning idea.  Here’s what I came up with for this sketch:

What a beautiful image that is!  And I love the verse that goes with it.  I used the Banner Framelits in place of Louise’s tag.  And I have this set on loan from my friend, Marylou, and wanted to play with it more before returning it.  I think I just may need to get one of my own!  The pretty Designer Series Paper is Blooms & Bliss  I used watercolor pencils & an aquapainter to color the image.  Here’s a closer look so you can see the sparkle from Wink of Stella:

To make this card, just check my supply list at the bottom of this post.  Now, be sure to check out what other stampers have come up with for this sketch at the Global Design Project!

Special Paper Pumpkin With Free Gift!

Bold, Vibrant, and Artistic-With Just a Little Bit of Sass

Sara Kit
If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin now is the perfect time!
Why?
SAB April 2017
Because Stampin’ Up! has turned the creative control of our April kit over to our CEO, Sara Douglass!  
The end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic-with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with this special kit!  
As if a kit designed by Sara is not enough reason to sign up, there’s more!

She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! It’s a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it!

Don’t forget until March 31 you can get a three month subscription at a sale price of $55 and get a Sale-a-Bration Item of your choice. 

Order Now on line or contact me for help in placing your order.

Sparkle and Shine Tiffany Bag!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring “Sparkle and Shine!”

Look at what you can make with the Window Box Thinlits Dies!!  A Tiffany Purse!

Don’t you just love it?!!  We made these at my downline meeting last weekend.  Got this cute idea from Connie Babbert… thanks, Connie!

It gets even better when you open it!

Told you!

Go check out what the other SSINK girls have made that sparkles and shines!

 

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Carousel – GDP079

This week the Global Design Project Theme is Amusement Park.  There’s nothing that says Amusement Park more than the Carousel!  I remember dashing to get on the ride & choosing the prettiest horse to ride on!  Then waving to my people & feeling like a princess!

I couldn’t find a carousel picture, but here’s a couple of photos of Disneyworld with the girls…fun!!!

 

If I thought of it sooner, I would have done a teacup card!!  Malia!  How many times did you make Mom go on those teacups?!!  I’m dizzy just looking at it!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Carousel Birthday
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/2, & 3 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (5 1/8 X 1 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Enamel Shapes

Don’t you love those 2 colors together?!  And the enamel dots really add a lot!  The Carried Away Designer Series Paper is FREE with any $50 order while Sale-A-Bration is happening… ends March 31st.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great week!