Friday, May 27, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Farewell to Perfect Pennants

Only one week left before so many fun products will be retiring! For my last card night I wanted to showcase as many retiring products as possible so that my customers could see these things in action and scoop them up if they can't live without something!

These two cards show a simple card design, but a different variation of each. I like that my guests can create the kind of card they want to make...choosing the embossed background, patterned paper, and stamps.

**For more farewells, come visit the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog today!

Stamp Sets
Perfect Pennants (retiring)
Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP Stack (retiring)
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 1" Cucumber Crush Lace Trim (retiring), Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, embossing folders, Ornate Tag Topper Punch (retiring)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Farewell to Pretty Petals

We're just shy of two weeks away from the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog debut! Although this is an exciting time for all of the new stuff to come, it also means you still have time to order some of the retiring products before they are gone, gone, gone!

Today on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog we are showcasing some of these retiring products, so head on over to take a peek at what some of the other designs are going to miss!

Today I am showcasing the Pretty Petals DSP Stack.

I was inspired by a card that I saw in the Stampin' Success magazine (an exclusive magazine for demonstrators only) and turned it into a card I could use for my monthly card night. It was such a simple, but sweet design that really showcases this paper well!

I was hosting another card night and still wanted to use this layout, but I had run out of the Old Olive cardstock (for the base), so I decided to change the card base and bring in a few more of the different prints from the DSP stack.

And then I ran out of the Silver Baker's Twine and gave another option of using the Watermelon Wonder Lace Trim (also retiring). I had a variety of sentiments available for my guests to use and they got to choose if they wanted to use the twine or lace trim. My two samples also showcased that you could change up the order of the paper to get a different look.

Stamp Sets
various sentiments
Basic Black
Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Pretty Petals DSP Stack
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Silver Baker's Twine, Watermelon Wonder Lace Trim, Silver Sequins

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SSINK Blog Hop - May Flowers

It's time for another blog hop with the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration girls! This month's theme is all about May FLOWERS! We are really enjoying Spring here in Oregon. The weather has been exceptionally good with just the right amount of rain and lots of sunshine, which brings out the most beautiful flowers! 

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 4 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Darla at Stampin with Darla 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. 

Each of the cards I am sharing with you today have all been inspired by cards I have found that have jumped out at me. I have either CASEd the cards or used it as a springboard for my own design. (I have been lacking a little bit lately in coming up with my own designs, so I have been doing a lot of seeking for inspiration! Hopefully I am not the only one who sometimes can't come up with a design on her own!)

I have also used the Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating Pansy Punch on all of the cards you will see below! But, have no fear ~ these two products will be sticking around for another year! However, they won't be offered as a bundle like they are now, so take advantage of that while you can and save 15%!

This first card I created for a card night last night. It uses the (retiring) English Garden DSP. I kept this card to a few colors ~ Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey & Soft Suede. Both Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey are retiring in-colors (get them before it's too late!), so I wanted to try and use them for one last hurrah! The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the hostess stamp set Happy Birthday, Everyone and will also be retiring at the end of May. The flower image is from the Flower Patch stamp set and I used Hello Honey and Soft Suede Markers to color the flower image and stamp onto the background.

 *CASE by Karen at Karen's Stamping Page

Because I ended up not having enough of the DSP for the card above, I also threw in another option and the ladies could pick either the one above or the below mixed color of DSP. Even though the pink on the card wasn't technically a match to the ribbon I used (retired Raspberry Ripple!) I figured it worked perfectly enough this time around. I don't know about you, but sometimes you just need to use up some of your ribbon stash, so both of the ribbons on these first two cards are retired, but worked perfectly with this design and I had just enough needed.

I found this card one day randomly on Facebook and was instantly drawn to its design. I literally created this card exactly as I saw it and only added a different sentiment (from the Rose Wonder stamp set) and simply added a rhinestone in the middle to give it that pop of bling! For the life of me, I can not seem to find the card I was originally inspired by, so I will be sure to update with credit when I find it! **Edited to add: Found the card I cased HERE.

I used a Blackberry Bliss (retiring) card base and inked my images in Hello Honey (retiring), Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss (retiring), and Perfect Plum. The leaves and sun image are from a set called Kinda Eclectic and the small middle flower is from a set called Petite Petals. Both of these sets you will see carried over to the new catalog!

Lastly, we created this card at a team meeting we had a couple of weeks ago. My upline brought all of the supplies to create this card and ironically it uses the same stamp set as the flowers above, so I thought I would share with the rest of these cards! I love the black and white with the pop of color using Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. The washi tape is from the Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape. It also uses the Kinda Eclectic stamp set (leaves) I used in the above card, as well as a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

*CASE by Martha Herrera! You made it! Thanks for stopping by today and for joining our hop. We're a small group this week, but I hope you will continue on and enjoy more flower inspiration. Next up on the hop is Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana.

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  3. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  4. Darla at Stampin with Darla
  5. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

Friday, May 6, 2016

Have a Cuppa for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just a couple of days away and we're celebrating our wonderful mothers at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog by sharing Mother's Day cards. There's still time to make a card, so I hope that you'll feel inspired by our creations.

My mother-in-law ordered the Have a Cuppa stamp set (from the 2016 Occasions Catalog) a couple of months ago and when it arrived I asked her if I could use it for her next card making night she hosts each month. I thought this would be the perfect card for these ladies! They loved it! The tea cup paired perfectly with the Birthday Bouquet DSP (also from the 2016 Occasions Catalog). Both of these items will not be carrying over into the new catalog come June, so if these products tickle your fancy be sure to order before the end of May!

**My card was inspired by this one I found on Pinterest.

Stamp Sets
Have a Cuppa
Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride
Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, Twine, Paper Doilies
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Cups & Kettle Framelit Dies, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Oh Happy Day ~ Celebrate!

I just love banners! To me, they scream ~ CELEBRATE!

Today's sweet and simple card uses one of our retiring stamp sets called Banner Banter. Not only is this stamp set retiring, but we are also saying goodbye to the coordinating Banner Punch. Sad day! The good news is that there is still time to get these products before the end of May comes and they are gone for good! Buying this as a bundle will save you 15%, but you can also purchase each of these products individually if you want one over the other. In fact, the Banner Punch is on sale for $9.10 (reg. price $13).

I created this card to CELEBRATE a baby dedication at our church. The base of this card is one of our Whisper White note cards (measuring 5" x 3-1/2"). I embossed it using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder (which will be carrying over to the new catalog - yay!). The soft Wild Wasabi twine is retired, but this card would be great with a lot of different kinds of twine. The itty bitty hearts come from the Two-Step Owl Punch, which thankfully is sticking around unlike so many of the other punches!

Stamp Sets
Banner Banter
Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, 
Whisper White, Calypso Coral
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Rhinestone Accents
Banner Punch

For more celebration cards, come visit our Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog.

Check out all of the retiring products here, and be sure to place your order through my online store at before May 31st if you see something you can't live without!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Favorites ~ Apple of my Eye

Today it's Friday Favorites over at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog! I have sooooo many favorites right now, but I wanted to pick out a favorite that will soon be retiring from the 2016 Occasions Catalog. This set is called Apple of My Eye. It will no longer be available to purchase after May. Time to ink it up a little more before it's gone and I have a whole bookshelf of new stamps that will occupy my stampin' time.

We made this card at a recent card night. I gave the stampers the option to use Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the lemons (I ran out of my Wink of Stella glitter pen, so I went back to the old school method...which definitely adds a lot more glitter!)

Or I gave the option for the stampers to use Crystal Effects to give it a little more of a 3D look to the sliced lemon. The downside of this one is that they had to make sure they set it aside for a very long time to let it dry! 


The original card was one that I CASED from a card I saw here. I added some rhinestones for a little extra bling. I actually used this card design for my March Card Night, which then inspired me to create the above design for another group of stampers.

I added the Wink of Stella glitter pen to give the orange a little shine.  

Stamp Sets
Apple of my Eye, Timeless Texture
Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Read Red (hearts), Pumpkin Pie
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Accents, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Crystal Effects, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
Paper Snips, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pearl Accents

Today over at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog we are showcasing pearls. I think pearls are the perfect accent to any card. If you see below, I used them in a very subtle way by putting a pearl in the top left corner and two pearls in the bottom right corner. By adding these pearls, it gives the card an even more delicate touch, which was especially perfect for this beautiful flowering image and subtle colors.

I added some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter to various parts of the flower to help make it shine.

Stamp Sets
Birthday Blooms, Rose Wonder (sentiment)
Memento Black (Blender Pens - Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi - retired)
Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter, Subtles Candy Dots (Blushing Bride), Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Birthday Candles CASE

I LOVE this card we made at my February Birthday Bash Card Making Night. I will openly admit that everything about this card was CASED by Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner. I fell completely in love with it when I first laid eyes on it, so I figure it would be perfect for card night and I didn't have to do all the thinking of coming up with a design! Win-win!

It's a fun fancy fold and she has all of the measurements and directions on her blog if you're interested in finding out.

Come visit the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog for more birthday cards as we help join in the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SSINK Baby Shower Blog Hop

Today we're throwing a baby shower! One of our very own Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration design team members just had her sweet baby boy on April 10th, which just happens to be perfect timing for our SURPRISE SHOWER for this month's blog hop! Congratulations Kim Ryden on the birth of your sweet baby boy Micah Hunter. We are so happy for you!! Enjoy "opening" each of your gifts as you hop along! :)
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 6 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.

My gift for Kim and baby Micah is something that all new mamas want ~ a gift card to Target to buy whatever she needs! :) Kim, enjoy buying some cute new baby boy clothes, diapers (if you must!), or all of those fun new style baby accessories you swoon over! Of course a gift card requires a cute gift card holder. 

M for Micah!

Pull on the ribbon and you will pull out the gift card holder.

We love you, Kim! 
Be looking in your mailbox soon for lots of goodies to come. ;) up on the hop is Donna at Geek Squad Crafting. Keep hopping along with us to join in the fun of our virtual baby shower.

Participant List:
  1. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  2. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  3. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  4. Kathy at Kathy's Stamping World
  5. Melissa at The Stamp Doc
  6. Jenn at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  7. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  8. Donna at Geek Squad Crafting
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