Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ssink - all things fall blog hop

Yay! It's our monthly SSINK blog hop! This month's theme is ALL THINGS FALL. Although Fall hasn't technically arrived here in Oregon (September is seriously one of the best summer months for us!), I am looking forward to crunching leaves, pumpkin goodies, and the crisp air. Of course, I am not too naive to know that with Fall comes the I guess that's OK, too. {wink}

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 5 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

I just love the stamp set For All Things and I couldn't help but use this set again for today's hop! You aren't sick of seeing it, are you? {wink}

I paired the colors Crushed Curry and Early Espresso together...I love this combo with the dark to light contrast. My inspiration came from Freshly Made Sketches #153 and I am also linking up today's card at The Paper Players for their Happy Fall Y'all Theme Challenge.

Stamp Sets
For All Things
Early Espresso, Crushed Curry
Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Motley Monsters DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Candy Dots (Crushed Curry), Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Wooden Leaf Accents
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bitty Banner Framelits, Scalloped Dotted Ribbon Border Punch

Now head on over to Breelin at Craft-Somnia!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  2. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  3. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
  4. Pam at Stampin' in the Sun
  5. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  6. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  7. Bree at Craft-Somnia
  8. Kristina at Mama's Sanity
  9. Shellie at Craft Smashup
  10. Kim at Stamping with Kim

ssink - one layer card

We are sharing one layer cards today at SSINK and so with that, I made this card simple and sweet! It was finished in a matter of minutes! I used the same technique that I shared yesterday over at SSINK using the Heat & Stick Powder with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The second picture in the post will show you more of it's glimmer!

Stamp Sets
Seasonally Scattered
Versamark, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Whisper White, Melon Mambo
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, Sponge Daubers, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart)

And if you love this glitter technique and want to get yourself some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter it is part of this week's weekly deals!! You also don't want to miss out on the savings on these awesome punches!! The 2" Circle Punch is new to this catalog, so I know I will be adding that one to my collection! Order online 24/7 at, but be sure to order before Monday, September 15th at 11:00 PM PST to take advantage of any of these weekly deals!

Weekly Deals
September 9th - 15th

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

glitter it up at ssink!

I have a little photo tutorial for you all today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration on how to create a glittered image using different colors of ink, Heat & Stick Powder, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Come by for a visit and let me know you stopped by!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

the creation station blog hop - tags galore

It's the 1st Sunday of the month and that means it's time for another blog hop with The Creation Station! We've got a small group today, but I still hope that you are inspired by what we have to share with you. If you have already been following the hop, you probably came here from Sara's blog.

For today's hop we were able to choose from the following (any or all):
1. Any alphabet stamp from the current catalogs.
2. Theme: Alphabet stamps!
3. Accessory: Tags Punches and/or Dies ~ What fun and creative things can we do with them? Or can you use dies that you wouldn't think could make a tag?

Well...I have to admit something. I don't own any alphabet stamps. Eek!! I know, right? That shouldn't be allowed, but it's true. I am sure that after seeing some of the projects the rest of the designers create I will definitely want to invest in a set (or two!) So, without an alphabet stamp set I was left to consider the third option and that was to work with making tags.

Before I dove into my creation, I wanted to have a PURPOSE for making this tag. So many times I make something to share on the blog, but never end up actually having a plan of who to give it to or what to use it for. I remembered that sometime at the end of last year I actually purchased some pumpkin scented candles on clearance for the reason of using them for teacher gifts for the Fall. (I don't normally have gifts like that picked out so far in advance, but I guess I was in the moment that day with "thinking ahead'.)

I grabbed my Deco Label Framelits and decided they would make a perfect tag!


Using the stamp set For All Things (from the 2014 Holiday Catalog), I made a quick and easy tag I could give to my children's teachers to let them know just how GRATEFUL I am for them! This tag uses the third and fourth largest Deco Labels Framelit. I used Champagne Glimmer Paper for the background. Love how that stuff shimmers in real life! I wanted to keep things neutral so I went for the Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon. I used the colors Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip.

Well...unfortunately that's all I have for you today!! I wanted to make a few more tags to showcase, but this back to school craziness has thrown me for a loop! I hope that you were inspired even by this simple way to use a framelit to create a one of a kind tag! I am sure you will get lots of other inspiration as you continue on with our blog hop!

Next up is Jennifer Downey at Stamping Lane. Click on the next button below to see what she has to share with us today! If you're following the hop backwards, be sure to click on the back button to head to Sara's blog. Happy hopping!

Friday, September 5, 2014

are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet?

There's still time to sign up as a new subscriber for Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first two months! The cost will only be $9.97 per month (this includes shipping!). Cancel anytime or keep the creativity coming for $19.95/month. If you would like to sign up for this promotion, be sure to click HERE to sign up and enter in the promo code: HALFOFF2. Hurry...don't wait!! Promotion ends September 10th. (More details can be found HERE.)

For my local customers, I am offering a Paper Pumpkin "Try It" event THIS SUNDAY, 1:30-4:30 (open house style, give yourself an hour to create your projects!) at my home in Sherwood, Oregon. The cost is only $5 and each guest will get to choose 3 projects or cards from the last 5 months of Paper Pumpkin kits. This will give everyone a "taste" of what the Paper Pumpkin kits are all about! I will also have a sneak peek of September's Paper Pumpkin kit!

Here are some of the options my guests will be able to create...they will get to choose THREE projects or cards to make from these kits!

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Another perk of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? You will get to order refill kits for past Paper Pumpkin kits!! See all of the AWESOME Paper Pumpkin kits you can order as a subscriber by clicking HERE!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

ssink - starburst sayings

I have a fun, but simple card to share with you today!! The gals at SSINK are showcasing the stamp set Starburst Sayings on our blog (be sure to head on over to see more cards using this set!) Starburst Sayings coordinates perfectly with the Starburst Framelit Dies. The great thing about these two products is that you can purchase them together as a bundle...saving yourself 15%! (Clear Mount Bundle - $38.95 / Wood Mount Bundle - $44.95).

I just love the "oh, HAPPY DAY" sentiment. It's perfect for birthdays or any day that deserves celebrating!

Stamp Sets
Starburst Sayings
Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Sweet Taffy DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Starburst Framelit Dies, Itty Bitty Circle (from retired punch pack)

To help me with my card today I used this week's color combo at Color Throwdown and the Sweet Sunday Sketch. Both of these challenges just jumped out at me and I knew they were perfect for this set! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

downline swaps

Last Thursday we had our bi-monthly team meeting. We chatted about upcoming promotions, talked business, helped each other plan events, took pictures of inspiring samples, and created a make n take. This time around I was in charge of bringing the make n take. We created THIS CARD using the Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter technique. It was definitely a WOW card for everyone and many of the gals said they were excited to use this technique in the future for their own card classes.

We also swapped cards (my swap was the make n take). Here are the swaps that I received in return.

It's back to school here in our household (started yesterday). Happy to start getting back into a routine again, but we sure did enjoy our summer vacation!! Here are my two little loves on their first day of 3rd grade (Mikayla) and 1st grade (Austin). Love these faces!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

ssink - september color challenge

Woo hoo! It's the first Monday of the month and that means the gals over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration have a Color Challenge for you to come play along with!! This is such a great combo!

I had to pull out the Amazing Birthday stamp set again (I just love this set!) The large image is perfect to use all three colors on. I think my favorite on this card is the candy dots accents.
Stamp Sets
Amazing Birthday
Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey
Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sweet Lullaby DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Brights Candy Dots (Rich Razzleberry), 3/8" Hello Honey Satin Stitched Ribbon
Paper Snips

Come see what the other designers have created using these colors...
and come play along with us!! (Click on picture below.)

Friday, August 29, 2014

ssink - friday favorites

It's Friday Favorites at SSINK! And, since the Holiday Catalog just debuted yesterday I wanted to pick out one of my favorites from this amazing catalog! I decided to go with a Fall set and chose For All Things.

For All Things
Clear Mount / #135155 / $17.95
Wood Mount / #135152 / $24.95

The color combo for my card comes  from a new blog hop the gals of the 2013 Artisan Design Team have created called Fancy Friday. I found this on the blog of one of my favorite bloggers and paper artists (seriously ~ she makes paper come to life!), Erica Cerwin. This was quite the challenge, I might add...there are a lot of colors to blend together!

I went super simple with this card and in fact, it is an odd size card measuring 5-1/2" x 3-1/2". I'm not going to lie...I did a little "oops" so I salvaged the card best I could which explains the odd size. LOL! As you can see I literally took each color and only used it once keeping a lot of the white space. The jury is still out on whether or not I love it, but it was getting late and so I settled on this finished product so I could let my head hit the pillow. Of course now I'll need to make my own envelope for it...

Stamp Sets
For All Things
Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Early Espresso
Whisper White, Island Indigo, Real Red
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Accents
Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch

Thank you so much for coming by and I wish you all a wonderful weekend! My kids go back to school on Tuesday and so we are going to enjoy this last weekend resting up! Excited to see nothing on the calendar...I wonder if that means time in my stamp room? :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

control freaks fall swap's here, it's here, it's finally here!! Today is the day that the 2014 Holiday Catalog is now available to purchase from. Seriously, stampers...this catalog is jam packed with so many great holiday products. You are going to LOVE it! If you are wanting to order right away, be sure to visit my online store to start shopping at If you are wanting a Holiday Catalog in your hands instead of viewing online, I can mail you a complimentary catalog. Just leave me a comment on this blog post or email me at stuckonstampin{at}gmail{dot}com.

I can't wait to share some of these fun products with you in the coming months and I am starting that off today with a little Fall-inspired card using the new Seasonally Scattered stamp set. This stamp set was one of our perks from attending Convention. All attendees received this set for FREE!

Seasonally Scattered
Clear Mount / #135023 / $17.95
Wood Mount / #135020 / $24.95

This particular card I created for the Control Freaks Fall Swap. And, just yesterday I received the other swaps in the mail and they are all SO AMAZING!! So many inspiring ways to use the new Fall products in the Holiday Catalog.

The "thanks" on this particular card is actually completely covered in glitter (oh, how I love glitter!)

To get this glittered look:
1) Stamp your image in Versamark.
2) Then stamp in So Saffron ink.
3) Using Sponge Daubers, daub the two different colors on the stamp sporadically (I used Garden Green & Tangelo Twist).
4) Stamp image onto Whisper White Cardstock.
5) Sprinkle Heat & Stick Powder onto the image and heat with Heat Tool until it looks kind of glossy and "wet" (this is when you know it is sticky like glue).
6) Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and heat with Heat Tool to help set it.

Here is an up close version to see the look it creates. It's so pretty in person!!

All 20 swaps ready to mail off!!

Stamp Sets
Seasonally Scattered, And Many More ("GIVE")
Versamark, So Saffron, Tangelo Twist, Garden Green
Tangelo Twist, So Saffron, Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, 3/8" Tangelo Twist Satin Stitched Ribbon, Sponge Daubers
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Bitty Banner Framelits

To see more Holiday Catalog products displayed, check out what some of the designers are sharing today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! Click on the picture below.
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