Love Card for #SSINK

I really love the sentiment in this card (and the font!)!  Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Valentine or LOVE Cards!  Instead of the typical Valentine paper, I’ve used Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper for this card.  I love the way Stampin’ Up! makes all these products that go together!!  Washi Tape.  Sprinkles Embellishments. Ink/Paper.  And Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love, Falling for You
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder & Crumb Cake
  • Paper:  Whisper White (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Tasty Treats Specialty DSP (1 1/4 X 5 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Sprinkles Embellishments, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Copper Metallic Thread, Tags & Labels Framelits Dies

Here’s what you’ll find on the inside:

Hope you enjoyed my Love Card today!  Be sure & take a look at more ideas from the SSINK TEAM!

 

 

#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.

Watercolor Cuteness!

Don’t you just love him?!!  He looks just like my puppy, Swiffer!  I colored him using the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.  So fun & simple to use!  You can use Blender Pens or Aquapainters to blend the colors.  There’s really not a wrong way to use them so it’s fun to play around with them to see the different results.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Bella & Friends, Designer Tin of Cards
  • Ink:  Stazon Black Ink
  • Paper:  Smokey Slate (5 1/2 X 11), Sweet Sugarplum (3 X 5 1/4), Soft Sky (1 X 5 1/4), Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Enamel Dots, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Layering Circles Framelits

Here’s Swiffer.  He doesn’t look amused at my playing with his ears.

Be sure & head over to see the rest of the SSINK Designer’s Watercoloring!  I’m sure you’ll get some great ideas!

#SSINKCS41 Doilies & Lace

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a Card Sketch Challenge!  Hope you play along!

For this challenge, I dove into my new box of items and used some from the New Occasions Catalog as well as Sale-A-Bration!

This card has so many of my favorites!  Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand.  The font on this new stamp set, Falling For You. Lace from a FREE Sale-A-Bration set, Delicate Details.  Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.  And new Lace Doilies that are Very Vanilla.

Here’s the inside:

We’ll be making this card at our January Clubs.  Join us if you want to see what club is about!  Just place a $25 order at club.  If you want to join, you get to be hostess when your turn comes around!  That means lots of FREE STUFF!

This card’s a little different.  Can you find the differences?!!

If you’d like to get the pretty lace stamp set that you see on the banner, you just place a $50 order & it’s yours for FREE!

Be sure & check out what the other SSINK Designers have made using this sketch.  Better yet, play along & show us your own card!

 

2017 Occasions Catalog Falling in Love

Today is the final day of the Stylin’ Stampin INKspiration 2017 Occasions Catalog Countdown.  It’s also the first day of Sale-A-Bration!!  3 months of great deals through Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item for every $50 you spend!

Featuring Falling In Love Suite…

I needed a Retirement Card and as I thumbed through my new Falling In Love Designer Series Paper, I noticed many beautiful papers that could be used for any occasion.  Don’t you just love the colors?!!

This is one of my favorite folds & you’ll see it again & again on my blog.  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

Stampin’ Up! has the perfect Retirement Stamp Set!  Wild About Flowers.  Here’s a close up:

That’s 2-Step Stampin’!  One stamp for the stems (Sahara Sand).  Another for the flowers (Sweet Sugarplum).  Easy!  And notice the Gold Wink of Stella!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MY PINTEREST CARD USING WILD ABOUT FLOWERS,THAT’S HAD THE MOST RE-PINS!

Originally I had planned to use the other side of the paper with the butterflies, but I changed my mind.  Here’s a picture of the butterfly side.

Which paper do you like best?  I keep going back & forth.

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to host a party!  Get some friends together and I’ll bring the projects!!  Always a fun time!!  And as hostess, you’ll earn free items!  It would be fun to have a Valentine’s Day Theme!  Contact me ASAP to reserve your date!

Be sure & hop over to the SSINK Team Site to see what they’ve done with this beautiful suite!  I had only pre-ordered the paper, but I see a stamp set called Falling For You, doilies, embellishments, and a beautiful embossing folder that are part of this set.  Maybe the design team will show us some of those goodies!

Gift Card Holder for Christmas!

Christmas is just 2 days away!  This is the time for Gift Cards!!  I’ll show you a very simple & quick design you can make.

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags
  • Ink:  Early Expresso
  • Paper:  Mint Macaroon Base (4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 & 5 1/2), Presents & Pinecones DSP (2 X 4), Emerald Envy (3 1/4 X 4), Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry scraps
  • Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Balloon Framelits, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch

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I used a circle punch on the gift card flap & closed it using Sticky Strip on the edges.  Super easy!  Really cute!

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More Christmas Cards from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team HERE!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Leave me a comment & tell me what you’re doing over this special holiday!  My daughter, Malia, is home for 3 whole weeks!!!

Smiles Across the Miles for #SSINKCS40

Today we have a fun Card Sketch at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!  13495463_1034604383261715_2742987211890964299_o

I knew just where to start!  My new box with goodies from the new Occasions & Sale-a-Bration catalog!

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This is a new stamp set called Lift Me Up, and there are framelits to go with it!  And that pretty Designer Series Paper?!  It’s called Carried Away, and it’s FREE with a $50 order placed during Sale-a-Bration (January 4 – March 31, 2017)!

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As most of you know, it’s difficult to narrow down your order when you see a new catalog!  You may want to consider this set!

Be sure & check out other ideas from the SSINK Team for this sketch.

 

Project Life!

I’m excited to show you two ideas for Project Life!  Please bear with me because it’s difficult to capture these pages in photos.  Trust me!  They’re really fun, cute, & super quick to put together!!

The first is to give a Project Life Kit as a Christmas Gift to someone who might enjoy using it to collect their memories!  Last night I started a kit for my nephew, Abe.  He’s really into making cards using My Paper Pumpkin, and I think he’ll love Project Life!

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Some of you will remember… Abe & I were featured in Stampin’ Success Magazine this past October.  I printed off the article for the adjacent page.

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Abe has been in Special Olympics for many, many years & even went to Greece to participate!  He was King at his Senior Prom.  He’s been on a real billboard.  He’s been on the news for his Random Acts of Kindness that he does every year on his birthday.  Basically, Abe’s AMAZING!

I’ll just mail Abe the album with some extra insert sheets, the Project Life Card Kit, some Project Life pens & some Washi Tape.  He can do the rest!

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The next thing I want to show you is what I’m putting together for my daughter, Jenny, who was married October 29th.  She was lucky to have 2 showers:  one in Texas, where she’s living and one on Maui, where she grew up.  Both showers had a tea party theme and I asked people to bring their favorite recipes.  So her Project Life Album will be a very special Recipe Book!

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I used the front page for the invitation.  This paper and tea kettle is now retired (unfortunately!) but I wanted to show you.

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Here you can see how I put the recipe from her high school friend, Debbie next to their picture.  I used a cake photo from the shower & stamp set & thinlits.  The background papers are from the Love Story Project Life Kit.  There’s also Washi Tape on there.  Fun to put together & very simple.  In fact, I think it looks a little better if you don’t embellish too much, or it will look “busy”.

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Here you can see where I used one of the cards she received (the umbrella).  The possibilities are endless!

Hope you’re inspired to purchase a kit!  Now go check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has put together for Project Life!

Tags, Tags, Tags

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Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing TAGS!  I’m showing off a tag that I stuck on top of some cute Mason Jars that I sold at our Maui Big Shots! Craft Fair this last weekend.  The sentiment is from Oh What Fun.  I think I’ve used that set 100 times in the past 2 months…  Along with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies!

You can see I just fussy cut the banner & popped it up using Dimensionals.

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Here’s a picture of some of my team at the Craft Fair.  I’m very blessed to have such a fun, hard-working, supportive team!!

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To see more tags, head over to the SSINK page.  I’m sure they’ll have some great ideas to share with you!

Favorite Tree Stamp!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Friday Favorite theme is “Tree Stamp Sets”.

My favorite tree stamp set?  Lovely As a Tree.  This classic stamp set has been with Stampin’ Up! since 2001.  It can be used year round & I never get tired of using it!

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Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set 127793
Price: $20.00

I decided to make a red & green card for Christmas.

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Love the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum!  The trees are very shiny & so pretty!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree, Oh What Fun
  • Ink:  Real Red, Versamark
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (2 1/2 X 4 1/4), Whisper White (2 1/4 X 4 & 2 1/2 X 4 1/4), Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (2 1/2 X 4 1/4)
  • Accessories:  Duet Banner Punch, Red Foil Sheet, Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim

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Be sure & head over to the SSINK gallery to see other Tree Stamp Set ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you tomorrow at the Maui Big Shots! Holiday Craft & Bake Sale!

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