Have you ever tried the Reflection Technique?  I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do!  Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation we’re focusing on the Reflection Technique and hope you’ll play along with our challenge!

I’ve used this technique before, but always with Lovely As a Tree.  For my card I’m using a neglected (but loved!) stamp set.  Wild About Flowers.  Isn’t that sentiment so nice?

I’m not really very good at sponging, but getting better with practice.  Here’s a card I made with a left-over piece from a card I messed up on.  I think I like it even better than the card above!  What do you think?

I’m trying to earn the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Greece in 2019, but have quite a ways to go!  Here you can see my progress!  Looks like I just passed Mexico!

To help me out, order Wild About Flowers or Lovely as a Tree online & I’ll throw in some Sponge Daubers or Stampin’ Sponges FREE to get you started!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members came up with, and to play along with this fun challenge.

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day so that’s our theme today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration.

For years when our girls were little, we were famous around the neighborhood for our St. Patrick’s Day Parties!  Basically, everything was green!  Green rice, mac & cheese, cupcakes, beer & soda.  And we’d always have an Irish Dance Show put on by the kids.  Miss those days…

I’ve decided to GO GREEN and use a Fun Fold called a Pleated Card.  This fold is a great way to show off your Designer Series Papers!

I didn’t find any Designer Series Paper in green that I was inspired about, so I started with this Black & White DSP, Petal Passion, & colored the flowers with my Stampin’ Blends.  I turned it over & decided I liked the back side even more!

I needed a little something for the corner so I cut out some flowers from Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  That bundle is my latest favorite!!  It’s pricey, but it has 2 stamp sets and you’ll love the way the images stamp and cut out!  And if you buy it this month, you’ll also earn a Sale-a-Bration item!  Only 2 more weeks of Sale-a-Bration!

Wait!  Here’s an exciting update on Sale-a-Bration!  They’re giving away even more for the last 2 weeks… including that beautiful thinlit seen in the photo below!  That’s one of the $100 items.   CLICK HERE TO SEE SALE-A-BRATION OFFERS!  Click on $50 or $100 button to see everything.

See what the other SSINK design team members made for St. Patrick’s Day by going to our blog.  And don’t forget to leave your comment – we love hearing from you.

Touches of Texture Get Well Cards

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Happy Monday & welcome to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration post where we’ll be focusing on Get Well Cards today.

For my cards I started with a kit that’s been sitting on my table for awhile.  It’s called Color Me Happy & came out with our Stampin’ Blends.  The colors are so pretty & the envelopes really step it up a notch!

This was super easy because the card base & white layer were ready to go.  I used a flower from Touches of Texture and sentiment from Flourishing Phrases, embossing them in silver.  Colored them in with my Stampin’ Blends & dressed it up with ribbon & Glitter Dots (love those!!).

Here’s a different look.  Found those cute vellum leaves that were left over from last month’s Paper Pumpkin!

Here’s a picture of the Color Me Happy Project Kit ($25- makes 16 cards).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE for more ideas…


Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release for SSINK & FMS325

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Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’ll be showing you some 2nd release Sale-a-Bration items!  Stampin’ Up! just released more FREE items with every $50 you spend!!  I’ll be showing you a card made with Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, which was a 2nd release Sale-a-Bration item!  This paper is so pretty as is, but I wanted to try adding a little color to it using my brayer.

I was trying to come up with an ombre look.  This was really simple- just brayed it (is that a word?) with Marina Mist, Island Indigo, & then Night of Navy.

I came up with this great card layout using the challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #325.

Here’s the inside:

You’ll find the supply list at the bottom of my post.  And, this is one of the cards we’ll be making at my Cards, Etc. Class on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2pm and again on Monday, Feb. 26th at 10am.

Be sure and stop by the SSINK Page to see what more 2nd release Sale-a-Bration items!



Winter Blues with Petal Palette

Here’s a card that’s sure to cure your Winter Blues!

I just loved the way this turned out!  The paper is Petal Passion DSP that has been colored using my Stampin’ Blends.  There’s really no right or wrong way to use the Blends- just experiment!

This card is a Fun Fold called a Gate Card.  Very simple to make.  Give it a try!  For the card base, start with cardstock cut at 4 1/4 X 11 and score each end at 2 3/4″.  Then fold each side in towards the middle.

Take a look at the back of the paper after I colored it!  I almost like this as much as the front!!  What do you think?

Gave this card to my sweet husband for Valentine’s Day.  He’s been in the hospital in Arizona for 2 weeks- came back to Maui & had 1 nice day at home then had to go back to Maui Memorial ICU with more complications.  Hopefully he’ll be coming home today!

Thank you to everyone for your kindness and prayers during this difficult time.  My stampin’ friends are so wonderful- love you all!!  I’ve had people help prep my classes for me, mow my lawn, bring food, & loads of people praying & encouraging us.  We are truly blessed!

Don’t miss more Winter Blues Cards at the SSINK Design Team Page!

Cake Soiree Favorite Designer Series Paper for SSINK

I want to show you a card I made that really shows off my favorite Designer Series Paper, Sweet Soiree.  Just in time for the wedding of one of my former Girl Scouts!  You might see some evidence of a tea party we just had for her in the background.

That paper is so gorgeous, it doesn’t need much else!  This card is called a Double Gate Fold Card- a great way to show off DSP!

Here’s how it looks when you open it:

One thing I love is a good sentiment stamp.  This sweet saying is from Special Celebrations.  You can find all supplies with a link to my store at the bottom of my post.

The cake on the front is from Cake Soiree Bundle.  I embossed it in silver to go with this elegant card.

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BONUS!  CHOOSE TWO FREE STAMP SETS DURING SALE-A-BRATION!  January 3 – March 31.  Add 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) to the $99 Starter kit as a bonus during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion!  That’s an added value of up to $101!  Exclusive Host & Sale-A-Bration stamp sets excluded.

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS who purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! thru me.  You’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Maui Big Shots! Team  (Facebook Group, prizes, resources, recognition, retreats, friendship, and always fun)!

Have a question?  I’m here to help!  Please email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure & stop by the SSINK Page where you’re sure to find lots of ideas on ways to use your designer series paper!

Stampin’ Blends Showcase

Say hello to a world of colorful creativity with Stampin’ Up!s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends!  These high quality, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and dark shade.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These markers make it so easy to blend colors and create lovely works of art.  There’s something so relaxing and fun about coloring!  I’m offering a Stampin’ Blends Club that I posted about HERE.  Let me know if you’re interested!


Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration FREE set), Cake Soiree
  • Ink:  Momento & Always Artichoke
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Base (8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4), Always Artichoke (4 1/8 X 5 3/8), Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP (3 X 3 7/8), Whisper White (2 X 3 7/8), Calypso Coral
  • Accessories:  Layering Ovals Thinlits, Stampin’ Blends

Look at the 2 cards.  Do you see anything different?  I stamped the 2nd one with Always Artichoke, instead of Momento Ink!  And I think it looks great!  They recommend Momento, but I’m excited to experiment with other inks!

Which one do you like best?  Momento or Always Artichoke?  I can’t decide…

Let me know if you’d like to join the Stampin’ Blends Club!  I have one you can do my mail, and I’ll send you all the supplies & directions.  We’ll be making this card on Monday, Jan 22nd in Kahului after work, so maybe you can join us!

Be sure & check out the SSINK Page where you’ll find more ideas for using Stampin’ Blends!  Thanks for stopping by!


SSINK Case the Design Team Member: Tobe Buffenbarger


Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is CASE-ing our team member, Tobe Buffenbarger.  Tobe makes beautiful cards and here’s her card that I chose to CASE:


I liked this card, mainly because of the Washi Tape!  And just the whole layout.  Here’s what I came up with:

This is the new Specialty Printed With Love Designer Series Paper!  So shiny & beautiful!  And I love how easy it is to coordinate all the Stampin’ Up! products!  Did you notice that sparkly Calypso Coral ribbon?  You can get that FREE with Sale-a-Bration when you spend just $50.  It’s actually a set of 3 different ribbons! Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, & Calypso Coral, all shimmery.

Head over to the SSINK Design Page to see some other ideas CASED from Tobe!

#SSINKCC49 Color Challenge

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We’ve got a fun Color Challenge for you today at SSINK!  Sale-a-Bration’s almost here (2 more days!!) so I’m using a pretty stamp that you can get FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!  It’s called Heartfelt Blooms and has a very realistic look- very pretty!

I just love the shimmer ribbon!  And the embossing folders!  This one is called Garden Trellis.

This is a simple fun fold card.  Take a look when it’s opened…

I love color challenges because they make me try something I wouldn’t normally have done.  Give it a try & post the link to your card on our SSINK Page!  You’ll also find more ideas from the team using these pretty colors!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Get ready for Sale-a-Bration!!

#SSINK Doilies & Lace

Good morning!  I love Fridays because the weekend is almost here.  This weekend I look forward to New Years and plan to spend lots of time decorating my beautiful Love Today Planner Kit!  Washi Tape, colored pens, and brainstorming about my goals for 2018!  You can order one HERE & get yourself organized with this inspiring journal!

Today I’m showing you a card using doilies & lace!  It’s fun to browse around Pinterest looking for ideas for Vintage cards, but I’m not sure this qualifies as “Vintage” with these bright colors.   What do you think?

I LOVE the colors in this card!  Lemon Lime Twist & Pool Party.  And the more I use the Quilted Christmas Bundle, the more I like it!!  The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.  I colored the Rhinestone using Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s card: