#SSINKTC41: Technique Challenge: Bokeh

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Technique Challenge that we hope you’ll try out:  Bokeh!

Here’s what I came up with:


For this card, I just masked the outer edges of the Whisper White to concentrate the color on the middle strip.  Then I just sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, & Pear Pizzazz, and then finally sponged little dots with Craft White.  Such a cool effect!!

Here’s a picture of a card & did a while back:

Give it a try and enter our challenge!  And be sure & check out the other beautiful ideas from the SSINK Team.

Bokeh Technique for Club

I’m home from a fun, fun week of wedding planning!!  Jenny found the perfect dress!!!IMG_2539  Found the bridesmaids dresses, my dress, had a fabulous Tea Bridal Shower for Jen.  And spent the week with daughter #2, Malia, & Diana (Mother-in-Law to be).  I’ll show you a few photos of the shower.

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Everyone brought Jenny a recipe, so I have a perfect Project Life Idea!!  Stay tuned…

Ok.  Back to what I started with!  I’m planning May’s club projects and so far this is what I’ve come up with.

Bokeh Technique Create With Cheryl This card starts by stamping leaves in Stazon Ink, masking off the center & sponging with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, & Pear Pizzazz.  Then I made a template using the window sheets that I punched circles in & sponged with Whisper White Craft Ink.  It’s really fun to do & surprising how cool they turn out!

May Club dates are May 15 & 21st.  Click here for details!

Kinda Eclectic for August

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Welcome to our August Calendar Mini-blog!  This month I’ve used Kinda Eclectic to make my page.  The leaves are so, so pretty!  You can see where I’ve stamped the leaf image first on top and then stamped again without re-inking.  The colors are Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder.

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ope you’re having a great summer day!  Hop on over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs & see what they’ve come up with!

Cycle Celebration

My June Calendar Page really says SUMMER to me!  June 2015The stamp set is Cycle Celebration and Kinda Eclectic sun, Work of Art clouds & Gorgeous Grunge road.  I can remember riding my bike around for hours in the summer evenings until it was time for dinner.  This was when my mom would kick us outside to entertain ourselves…way before cell phones or computers!

I just finished reading a book called The Circle by Dave Eggers that kind of creeped me out!  It was basically a modern re-telling of 1984, set within the context of a tech company in the present day.  Now I find myself being more aware of the time I’m spending on computer and what I say on Facebook!  Spent some time outside today in the garden just digging in the dirt.  That’s summer to me!


This is a mini-blog hop!  Be sure & check out what Crystal and Anne have done for their June Calendars!


A Little Kindness

Kinda Eclectic…my new favorite stamp set!!

Kinda Eclectic

Today’s the first time I’m played around with this stamp, and I love it!!  Here’s one of the cards we’ll be making at the AUGUST STAMP-A-STACK!



The colors and stamps are so pretty together!  Found the idea here & just made a couple of changes.

Here’s the details:

  • Stamp Set:  Kinda Eclectic
  • Colors:  Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White (5 1/4 X 1 1/4)
  • Accessories:  In Color DSP (5 1/4 X 4), Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Circle Framelits (#5), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Candy Dots

IMG_6176Notice the alphabet inside the little circles?!!!  Cute!!!

You’re invited to my August Stamp-a-Stack.  2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, August 16th at 10am or

Tuesday, August 19th at 2pm.

We’ll make 4 cards with matching envelopes for just $10, or FREE with your $20 order placed that day!  RSVP

Classes are at my house in Haiku.  Hope to see you there!