Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Mystery Supply Challenge

Many of the SSINK gals participated in a super fun challenge this month! We were each assigned a fellow design team member and sent that designer three products. It could be a stamped image, button, ribbon, strip of DSP, etc. Once we received those items we would need to create something with them. Today is the day that we get to share what we all made! Click on our banner below to see what everyone created!


Kim Ryden from Stamping with Kim sent me these three items. I don't have the acorn stamp set, so it was fun to be able to have something new to play with!

With those three items I came up with this card...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Watercolor Wash

Today over at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog we are sharing card creations using single stamps! I chose to showcase the *new* Watercolor Wash background stamp. When I saw this stamp one of the things that jumped out at me was I thought it looked like water, so I ran with that for today's card I am sharing.

If you're a regular visitor to my blog, this card may look a little familiar. I created it back in July to use as a swap for Convention. I decided that it would work great for one of my cards I could use at card making night this month. This time around I changed the color of the background to Marina Mist and swapped out the sentiment to make it Happy Birthday (instead of thank you). The little turtle I kept the same and still added the pearl accents for "bubbles", as well as the Crystal Effects for the turtle's shell.

Stamp Sets
Watercolor Wash, From Land to Sea, Celebrate Today
Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Soft Suede marker, Blender Pens (with Crumb Cake and Old Olive ink)
Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, Crystal Effects
Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to head on over to SSINK to see more single stamps in action!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Butterfly Birthday (Weekly Deals)

Well, hello there! Glad to see you all here again. It's been awhile...

Woo hoo ~ card night is back!! We started up my monthly card making nights again. I always take a summer break and then roll right back into it when September comes around. Although I kind of had forgotten how much work it takes to put these card nights together. It was a busy day yesterday to pull it off...even though it came down to the wire I was able to make it happen! This year the theme is "Chocolate & Cards" and every month I plan to make a fun chocolate-y dessert for everyone to enjoy! Last night was Zucchini Brownies.

Today I am sharing one of the cards we created last night, which also showcases two of the Weekly Deals this week! (See below for more information on those deals!)

This card had a few extra steps, but with my card nights I like to create cards that are challenging, moderately easy, and then quick to put together. I was excited to add some gold accents to the card because I often will choose silver over gold. I added a button, cording and the strip of foil. I love the colors of Calypso Coral, Garden Green, and Gold paired with the softer neutral Very Vanilla. Adding large polka dots to the background just helped make the card pop a little more!

Stamp Sets
Butterfly Basics
Calypso Coral
Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Gold Foil
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Gold Metal Buttons, Gold Cording
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Butterfly Framelits

Two of the elements on my card are in this week's Weekly Deals. To find out all of the Weekly Deals visit HERE. And to see what others have created using some of the Weekly Deals, head on over to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog!

Butterflies Thinlits Dies Item # 137360
Regular Price: $25.00 US Discounted Price: $18.75 US  

Gold Basic Metal Buttons Item # 133763
Regular Price: $8.00 US Discounted Price: $6.00 US 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Paper Pumpkin "Try it Out" Night

A couple of weeks ago I held my 2nd Annual Paper Pumpkin "Try it Out" night. I offered 6 past Paper Pumpkin kits and invited my customers to come and choose 3 projects for a class fee of only $5. I also offered the incentive that if anyone signed up for Paper Pumpkin...the class would be free (also free to current subscribers).

All the choices ready to go!

An extra incentive ~ the first 8 subscribers will receive this notepad and exclusive Paper Pumpkin pen. YOU can also get your hands on one of these!! Just simply subscribe HERE using the promo code HALFOFF to get your first 2 months at 50% off...that's only $9.97! And that includes shipping!

7 sweet gals attended and had some fun choosing what they wanted to make!

Here were the six options they were able to choose from: 

And as an extra incentive for anyone who signs up for Paper Pumpkin before September 10th your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of the past Paper Pumpkin kits! The February 2015 kit will come with all of the supplies, stamp set, and ink spots! Find out all of the fun things people have done with this kit by visiting Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board.

Join today by clicking the picture below!

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