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
Tangerine Tango
Whisper White, Real Red, I Am Me DSP
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones
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!

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 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
markers - Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe
Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-A-Bration)
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals,Summer Starfruit Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
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
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Gingham Garden DSP
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones
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)
marker - Tangerine Tango
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
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
Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
SNAIL Adheisve, Stampin’ Dimensional, Pearl Accents
3/4" Circle Punch, Blossom Punch

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