Wednesday, April 16, 2014

fresh prints - three in a row (ssink card sketch!)

Say it ain't so?! Have I really gone 16 days without posting a thing? April has become quite the busy month and I'm afraid that if I blink it will be May already!

I have my monthly card night coming up on Thursday where I open up my home to my stamp club gals, as well as any other card makers who want to join us! The cost is $10 for 4 cards and we usually have a packed house of 15-20 stampers!

I wanted to share with you one of the card designs we'll be making. Yes, it's super simple but I usually make one card that they see can be put together in a snap...giving them confidence to re-create it at home!

They will get to choose their background DSP using the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the 2014 Occasions Catalog. That little paper stack is full of great patterns! They will also get to choose their sentiment and I will have a few ribbons to choose from, as well. Don't mind the retired ribbon on each of these cards...you have to use it up sometime, right?! *wink*






Stamp Sets
Really Good Greetings, Yippee-Skippee, retired birthday greeting
Ink
Real Red
Paper
Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals,retired Real Red & Whisper White ribbon
Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Circle Framelits


My inspiration for this card came from the April Card Sketch at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. You really can't go wrong with this sketch...so many possibilities! Come on over and join in the fun by linking up your card using this sketch. The linky is open until April 28th at noon so you have plenty of time to create!


Monday, March 31, 2014

quick & easy card with a sketch!

I whipped up this card for today's Quick & Easy Cards over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration


 Of course it was even easier using Freshly Made Sketches 129.


Stamp Sets
Starburst Sayings
Ink
Tangerine Tango
Paper
Whisper White, Real Red, I Am Me DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Starburst Framelits, Scallop Dotted Ribbon Border Bunch

Friday, March 28, 2014

friday favorites - eggstra spectacular easter treats!

It's Friday Favorites at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and I have a fun favorite to share with you today. With Easter fast approaching I always get excited about making some little treats to pass along to loved ones, teachers, neighbors, etc. This cute little stamp set called Eggstra Spectacular caught my eye in the 2014 Occasions Catalog.


I put together a couple of sweet and simple tags for Easter treats!


Come on by for more Friday Favorites!
http://ssinkspiration.blogspot.com/2014/03/friday-favorites.html

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

hello kitty birthday card

My niece had her 4th birthday last Sunday and my daughter wanted to make her a special card to go with the Hello Kitty items she had bought her (with her own money!). So we got on Google search and found this simple card by Andi Potler.


She used the 3/4" Circle Punch for the two black eyes.

And the Small Oval Punch for the yellow nose. 

Using the Paper Trimmer, she cut some strips of paper to make the whiskers and the bow was created using a retired Butterly Punch with a 3/4" Circle Punch on top and finished off with one of our large rhinestones.

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Monday, March 24, 2014

sweet sorbet tri-fold card

Just ONE WEEK LEFT to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration...it ends on March 31st! 

The 4th card we created during March's card making night used some of the beautiful DSP from the Sale-A-Bration brochure called Sweet Sorbet. I just love the color combination!! I wanted to create something a little different, so I made a tri-fold card. Cardstock is cut 4-1/4" x 11" and then scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". The first flap is folded back and then folded in half on the second fold line.


And opening up the card...

Stamp Sets
Yippee-Skippee
Ink
markers - Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper
Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-A-Bration)
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals,Summer Starfruit Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Deco Framelits, Scallop Dotted Ribbon Border Bunch

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

the perfect blend

Today's card is another one we made at last Tuesday's card making night. I just recently purchased this fun stamp set called Perfect Blend ($10.95, clear mount / $13.95, wood mount). It has been on my list for awhile now, so I was happy to put it to use.right away when I got it. It's such a simple set, but who doesn't love a fun coffee card...especially one you could slip a Starbucks gift card into for a friend's birthday?


Each of the coffee cups are stamped on Whisper White and then cut out with Paper Snips (love those scissors!) I stamped the middle "coffee sleeve" separately onto a piece of DSP and then cut it out (again with my awesome Paper Snips) and adhered it to the coffee cup with SNAIL. It makes such a fun touch! Also the "coffee splatters" are created using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

Inspired by Rita Wright's card found HERE.

Stamp Sets
Perfect Blend, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper
Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Gingham Garden DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Tools
Small Heart Punch, Paper Snips

Thursday, March 20, 2014

you make me happy when skies are gray!

Eek! Has it really been 8 days since I last posted?! I guess time flies when you're having fun...or maybe when the sun starts coming out and there's more time to play outside!

Last Tuesday I held my monthly card making night. It was a FABULOUS turn out! I had 17 gals and for 4 of them it was their first time.

I saw THIS CARD on Pinterest and just knew it would be a fun one to recreate. I made it a little simpler so that it would be an easy one to reproduce for all levels of stampers at my card night.

Hope you all have a happy Friday!!


Stamp Sets
See Ya Later (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink
marker - Tangerine Tango
Paper
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Tools
1-3/4" Circle Punch, Banner Punch (Sale-A-Bration)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - spring flowers


Thank you so much for joining us for our March Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop! Temperatures are on the rise and there is just one short week until the official first day of Spring! We are all so ready to put away our snowflakes and break out the flowers in our craft rooms! Stampin' Up! has so many options for Spring-time flowers and we are showing you just a few of those today!
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 9 on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad blog hop - Breelin of Craft-Somnia. 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.

Hello Springtime! It's finally that season again and all of the flowers will soon be blooming. The daffodils have already begun to bloom and they are beautiful. The two cards I created today are bright, cheery, and super simple to re-create! I love this "hello" sentiment for so many reasons, but mostly because it makes this card one that you can send to someone simply to brighten their day by saying HELLO.


Stamp Sets
Mixed Bunch, Four You
Ink
Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
Paper
Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensional, Pearl Accents
Tools
3/4" Circle Punch, Blossom Punch



Stamp Sets
Mixed Bunch, Four You
Ink
Primrose Petals
Paper
Whisper White, Primrose Petals, So Saffron, Birthday Basics DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensional, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen
Tools
3/4" Circle Punch, Blossom Punch

http://craftsmashup.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-stylin-stampin-squad-hop.htmlI hope you were inspired today. Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to Shellie of Craft Smashup to continue on the hop!






Blog Hop Participants
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  3. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  5. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  6. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  7. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  8. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  9. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  12. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  13. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  14. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  15. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  16. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin with Darla and Sisters
  17. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner

Friday, February 28, 2014

SSINK - Occasions Catalog Card Swap Blog Hop


This past month, many of the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration designers participated in an Occasions Catalog Card Swap. Instead of keeping all of these beautiful card samples to ourselves, we wanted to share them with you, too! Today's blog hop will spotlight a handful of Stampin' Up's Occasions Catalog products as each of us who participated chose a different stamp set to showcase.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog...and be sure to pin it, too! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 5 on the SSINK Occasions Catalog Blog Hop – Bree st Craft-Somnia. 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. And, be sure to come visit us at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where we 'inkspire' you 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year!

The stamp set I chose to showcase is called Starburst Sayings. You can buy the set separately (clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle...which of course saves you 15%!





Stamp Sets
Starburst Sayings, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink
Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight
Paper
Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Kaleidoscope DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls, Strawberry Slush Ruffled Trim, Rhinestones
Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Starburst Framelits Dies

Hop along to Cynthia's blog!!
http://inkadoodlecreations.blogspot.com/2014/03/peaceful-petals-occasions-catalog-swap.html

Blog Hop Participants
  1. Darla R. of Stampin with Darla and Sisters
  2. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun 
  4. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  5. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  6. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  7. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations 
  8. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  9. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  10. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  11. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya 

SSINK - friday favorites (ruffled ribbon)

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration some of the designers are sharing their favorites!! Of course with Stampin' Up! product I have A LOT of favorites, but right now I am really enjoying the Ruffled Trim, available in the 2013-2015 In Colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Strawberry Slush).

These two cards use Baked Brown Sugar trim.



Stamp Sets
Cycle Celebration
Ink
Baked Brown Sugar, markers - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Paper
Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Paper Pack (Pistachio Pudding)
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls, Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim
Tools
Small Heart Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Oval Punch



Stamp Sets
Tag It!
Ink
Markers - Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango
Paper
Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Retro Fresh DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Trim
Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Polka Dot Embossing Folder (SAB)


Come on by to see more Friday Favorites!
http://ssinkspiration.blogspot.com/2014/02/ssinkspiration-friday-favorites.html
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