Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween

Halloween is just days away! Do you send cards for Halloween? It's definitely not a top "card sending" holiday, but sometimes it's fun to give a little spooky hello!

For this month's card night, one of the four cards we made was a Halloween (or Fall-themed) card using the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and I paired it up with the Halloween Night Specialty Paper and Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper. I also used a stamp set called Spooky Fun for the sentiments and some of the added bats and spider.

Stamp Sets
Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun, Timeless Textures
Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Halloween Night Specialty Paper, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Cookie Cutter Punch

You can even get a set perfect for your Christmas crafting with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch. Purchase as a bundle and save 10%!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Foxy Friends

Hello Stamping Friends!! 3 month (plus?) hiatus was unintentional, but actually really good for me! I spent a wonderful summer with the kids and didn't need to stress about feeling like I have to put something on the blog. Or that I had to create anything. With a regular schedule back in place, I feel motivated to start adding to my blog again. So here I am! :)

Have you seen the adorable stamp set called Foxy Friends? Oh, it's the cutest!! Can you just see all of the sweet animals you can make from this set? What's even better is that this set also comes as a bundle with the coordinating Fox Builder Punch. Save 10% by purchasing both of them together!

Over the past few months I have made some things using this set...

When the new catalog came out, I participated in a card swap with some fellow demonstrators. I actually had a really fun time creating this card, especially using the fun prints from the "A Little Foxy" DSP Stack.  


This card is one from my June card making night (the month the new catalog goodies became available!) It is a CASE from Wendy Cranford..with a few of my own additions. You can see her card here. Don't you just love that sweet raccoon? Again...notice the DSP?

This summer I also had the pleasure of creating a baby shower invite for a family member. I thought these turned out so sweet!

And, just this last week I held my monthly card night for October and this was one of the card designs. The two cards below are basically the same thing with just a few differences in ribbon, sentiment, and enamel shapes.

For those of you who have still stuck around, I would love for you to say a little hello! Let me know if you have any specific questions on any of the products you see and I am happy to answer. 

Also...don't forget that now through October 31st, Stampin' Up! is offering the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper special. Visit my online store at (click on SHOP NOW) to take advantage of the sale!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Bonus Days!

Still have some items on your wish list?!

July is the perfect time to get those items you have been longing for...and get a bonus for buying them, too! Stampin' Up! has a fun promotion happening right now ~ For every $50 spent during July 7-31 you will receive a $5 bonus coupon to redeem August 2-31. Click on the above picture to start shopping! (Be sure to choose me as your demo before check out and un-click the box that says "no contact", so I can send you a thank you for ordering!)

  • Promotion Period: July 7-31, 2016
  • Redemption Period: August 2-31, 2016
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  • It is strongly recommended that participants save both emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered. 
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

You Brighten My Day

I hope each of you are enjoying some sun for the summer...wherever you are!!

You'll notice my blog feeling a little empty this summer. This is my time with the kiddos and I typically take a little break from the "daily do" list. I'll try to pop in and out to say hi!

This is my final card I am sharing as a designer for the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog. Today we're sharing some SUNSHINE with you all! Come on by to take a peek. It's been a fun ride for the last couple of years, but I am pairing down some responsibilities as I make way for new things in my life. I hope to continue to join in the fun with the Monday challenges when I have the time!

In the meantime...the pool is up and we're off to enjoy the summer sun!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Catalog Favorite ~ Jar of Love

I finally received my box of new catalog goodies yesterday...and just in time as my card night is TONIGHT, so I have been busy getting my four cards ready for everyone to create. My challenge was to create all four cards using the new stamp sets and goodies I ordered. So fun, but lots of work on a time crunch!

My NEW favorite that I am looking forward to playing with even more is the set called Jar of Love. This set comes with SO MANY stamps! And, even better?! It comes with coordinating Framelits called Everyday Jars.

{Bundle it together and save 10%!}

To help me with my card making mojo, I used this week's Freshly Made Sketches #240.

 Head on over to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog where we are sharing our new catalog favorites today and see what some of the other designers have chosen!

Stamp Sets
Jar of Love
Island Indigo, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Blooms & Bliss DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sequins, Fine Tip Glue Pen
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Everyday Jars Framelits

Monday, May 30, 2016

Masculine Monday ~ Father's Day Edition

Today we are honoring fathers for Masculine Monday over at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog. This is a card we made at one of my card nights this past month. We wanted to get a jump on Father's Day! Stampers also had the opportunity to stamp a happy birthday greeting instead if they preferred.

**CASED this card by Stamp & Create with Sabrina

Stamp Sets
Wetlands, And Many More (sentiment, retiring)
Early Espresso, Hello Honey
Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Sponges, Neutrals Candy Dots, Hemp Twine (retired)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Favorites ~ Banner Banter

One of my FAVORITES will soon be retiring! I love this sweet and simple stamp set (Banner Banter) with coordinating Banner Punch.

We made this card during last week's card night (inspired by this card I found on Pinterest). I had two designs they could choose from. You could add the "celebrate" onto the bottom with the banner higher.

Or you could just add the banner to the middle of the card.

Stamp Sets
Banner Banter (retiring), "Celebrate" from a Paper Pumpkin Kit
Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Basic Black
Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black, It's My Party DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Melon Mambo Striped Twine, Pearl Accents
Banner Punch (retiring)

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'

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