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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Botanical Blooms Bundle

Today at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog we are sharing some of the great bundles available for purchase from the 2016 Occasions Catalog. Any bundle you purchase always saves you 15%!

The bundle I have really enjoyed playing with is the Botanical Blooms Bundle. With this bundle you get the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set, Botanical Builder Framelits, and Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. Purchasing them all together saves you 15% off the price if you were to buy them individually! The products coordinate so well together...why wouldn't you want them all?! ;)

The first card I am sharing with you today may look familiar to some of you as this was one of the make n takes we created at November's On Stage Local (top right).

I changed the dimensions, but kept the design concept the same and simply attached it to a Hello Honey card base. I added a sentiment and a candy dot for the center of the yellow flower. To get that "perfect" top and bottom image on the white, I used my faithful Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Without it, there is no way I would be able to get it that straight as the stamp itself isn't as long as the paper. Have you tried this awesome tool yet? This particular DSP is unique as it is meant for you to stamp directly onto the Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper using the coordinating stamp set. How fun!

Stamp Sets
Botanical Blooms, Suite Sayings (sentiment)
Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
Whisper White, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Botanical Gardens DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Old Olive Candy Dots,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Botanical Builder Framelits, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

My second card is a CASE from Angela Lorenz. We made this card at February's card night. I am just getting around to posting! I thought this would be fitting to share another example of how to use the three coordinating products. The vine on the right of the card...isn't that beautiful?! I used the same concept of stamping onto the DSP. The center of the yellow flower is sponged with Cajun Craze so there is some ink peeking through behind the center of the floor. I finished it off with a Cajun Craze candy dot.

Stamp Sets
Botanical Blooms, Suite Sayings (sentiment)
Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
Whisper White, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Botanical Gardens DSP
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cajun Craze Candy Dots, Sponge Daubers
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Botanical Builder Framelits

Check out the other project I created using this bundle!
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