Lovely As a Tree Masculine Birthday

When the retiring list came out, I was so relieved to see that Lovely As a Tree is still with us!  Such a beautiful & versatile stamp set!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Masculine Cards today, and I reached for this set to make my card.

I used our new In Color, Tranquil Tide, for this card & I stamped off the background image first to make it a bit lighter.  This is supposed to be a masculine card, but I pulled the sentiment from Beautiful You, a very girly stamp set.  I think it works just fine.

Here’s a similar card without the stamping off.

Which one do you like best?  I can’t decide.  But I do know I love that tree!

Only 3 more days & we have a new catalog!!

Now go check out the other Masculine Cards the SSINK Team has made!

 

May Cards, Etc. Class

Time to sign up for my May Cards, Etc. Class!  I’ve got 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am
  • We’ll make 3 different cards with matching envelopes and a 3-D item
  • Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

My 3-D item is the Popcorn Box!  It’s smaller than I thought it would be… about 3 handfuls of popcorn.  Very cute for gift giving!

You’ll practice some different techniques in this class:  Black Magic, watercoloring, masking.  Hope you can find the time to attend!  Please RSVP.

And…mark your calendars for 2 special events in June!!

  • Sunday, June 4th, 1-3pm at my house in Haiku… CATALOG LAUNCH PARTY!
    • New catalogs FREE to all who attend
    • FREE Make & Takes
    • Displays…door prizes…ice cream!
  • Sunday, June 25th, 12noon – 2pm… RETIRED STAMP SALE!!
    • HUGE discounts on retired stamps, paper, punches, etc!
    • 10+ demonstrators selling their products
    • Door prizes…cards for sale…and food, of course!

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope to see you soon!  Cheryl

Calendar Winner(s)!

On New Years Day I posted about my 2017 Calendars.  Just for fun, I decided to have a calendar give-away to someone who commented on my blog that day!  Well, I had 5 comments- and I have 5 calendars- so you’re ALL GETTING A 2017 CALENDAR!  Yay!

Congratulations to Linda, Annette, Nadine, Dina, & Ramona!

I always appreciate comments!  Keep ’em coming!

I’ll email each of you to find out how to get your calendars to you.  Thanks again!

Welcome 2017!

I’m one of those people who enjoy reflecting & setting goals this time of year.  I’ll remember 2016 mostly for Jenny & Vitalis’ wedding and for our home remodeling.  Here’s a few pictures:

  

 

And I’m looking forward to good things happening in 2017! (like the remodeling being done!)

I still have a few calendars for sale!  $15 each (includes plastic case).

Just for fun…leave me a comment on the bottom of this post & I’ll randomly select one lucky person to receive a FREE 2017 CALENDAR from me!

Be sure & hop on over to see what Anne & Crystal have done for their January calendars!

#SSINKCC38 Color Challenge

http://ssinkspiration.blogspot.com/2016/10/ssinkcc38-challenge-us-with-color.html

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ SINKspiration Team has a fun Color Challenge:  Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe, & Sweet Sugarplum.

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I have a very dear friend in mind for this card.  She’s going through some rough times right now and I know she’ll appreciate this card!

I wouldn’t have put these colors together on my own, but I was so happy with the result!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  You’ve Got This
  • Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
  • Paper:  Whisper White card base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Tip Top Taupe (5 1/4 X 4), Crushed Curry (3 1/4 X 3 1/4), Whisper White (3 X 3…stamp, then cut into 4 equal squares)
  • Accessories:  Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Tip Top Taupe 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Crushed Curry Marker, Staples

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Be sure & head over to Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration & see what they’ve made with these colors!