Quick & Easy Cards

Over at SSINKspiration today we are all showing you a Quick & Easy cards!

Here is mine...

My card started with a Basic Gray card base.  I then layered two Project Life cards from the Happiness Is Collection and used the Bravo Stamp Set to stamp a sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.

So Quick and So Easy!!

Please make sure you take the time to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog to see what the other Design Team Members created for you today! 


Art INKspired

Today over at SSINKspiration we are being INKspired by Claude Monet.  Here is the painting that we chose to work with...

Impression Sunrise
by Claude Monet

And here is my card...

I love the colors that are in this painting and that is mostly where my INKspiration came from.  When I look at the painting the sun pops out at me.  I used the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder to bring that same shape to my card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and you take the time to visit the SSINKspiration main blog to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Friends Who Know
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Blendabilities
Big Shot: Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits
Embellishment: Baker's Twine - Basic Black
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals


Summer Fun!

Today over at SSINKspiration we are showing you projects that remind us of summer!  Be sure you stop by to see all of the cute cards today!

But first, here is mine...

This is one of the cards that I showed off in my Project Life Class last night!  I love the look of Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey together!  And tropical flowers always remind me of summer!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, Bravo
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Big Shot: Flower Fair Framelits Dies
Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals


SSINKspiration: Project Life

Today over at SSINKspiration we are using the new Project Life line that Stampin' Up! recently released!  You won't want to miss all of the fun cards and layouts!

I didn't have a ton of time to complete this layout but that is what is SO great about Project Life!  It only took me an hour to get this done!

Here is my title card for the week.  I included ticket stubs from the baseball game we attended and the movie!  I love this little postcard.  (The black is covering our actual address.)

That little camera sticker is my favorite!  I wish I had more!

So you have seen my layout but I wanted to show you a few other things that I sometimes add to my weeks.

This week I added in my Mother's Day card from my hubby and kids because I know I will want to read that one in 20 years.  My daughter (age 5) said, "Thank you for loving me."  And my son (age 2.5) said, "Happy Birthday!"  Ha ha!

I used a 8.5x11 clear sheet protector that I cut down and then used washi tape to create a smaller pocket!

You have to include artwork like this in your album if you have it around the house!  Barefoot Day was so much fun for my daughter so I had to include this with a little story about what her favorite part of the day was.

I don't add in every piece of artwork but I do try to pick my favorites!

Don't forget to head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog to see what the other Design Team Members created for you today!


SSINKspiration: Layout Sketch

It's time for another Layout Sketch over at SSINKspiration!  I love the sketch today because it's based on Project Life and you all know how much I LOVE Project Life!!

Here is the sketch...

And here is my layout...

This is one side of a week's layout for my Picture of the Day album.  

Here is the whole layout...

And here are a few things that I love about this layout...

This die cut heart 3x4 card!  SO CUTE!

I love saving tickets to put in my album.  So some day we will get to remember just how much we paid to ride on Thomas the Train.  That's $16 per person if you can't read it!  Geesh!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure that you head on over to the main SSINKspiration blog to get out what the other Design Team Members created for you today!


SSINKspiration: New Catalog Favorites

Today over at SSINKspiration we are showcasing a few of our favorite NEW catalog items!  You won't want to miss out seeing these fun projects!

One of my favorites in the catalog is Project Life!  I got the NEW Happiness Is Card Collection and it have some really cute cards...

One of my absolute favorites is the one that I used on my card...

Using Project Life cards to creating greeting cards is SO QUICK & EASY!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Other: Happiness Is Card Collection, Happiness Is Accessory Pack, Project Life Journaling Pens


Stylin' Stampin' Squad June Blog Hop: New Catalog Items

I'm sure most of you know by now BUT...the new catalog is out!  Here it is...

You can view the whole thing here.

Today on our hop we are all featuring our favorite NEW CATALOG items!

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 5 on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - Donna S. 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.

I have 4 favorites to show you today and here are the first 2...

Snapshot Wood Mount Stamp  #133812  $9.95USD

I love this card!  Dotty Angles is quickly working it's way to the top of my list!  It's SO CUTE!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Smoking Slate, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Dotty Angles, Snapshot, Hip Notes
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Smokey Slate
Markers: Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Embellishments: Thick Baker's Twine - Coastal Cabana
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals

And here are 2 more of my favorites...

Sweet Taffy DSP  #133693  $10.95

This is a layout that I recently created for my scrapbook club!  I love the Sweet Taffy DSP for scrapbook pages!  And the Epic Alphabet is perfect as well!

**This layout is about my sweet girl's first black eye.  She looks so sad in a few of these pictures but the whole time she really said it didn't hurt!**

Love this Snapshot Stamp and the @SoSocial Stamp Set!  There are so many that are my favorites!

I love that this cute little heart comes in the Epic Alphabet Stamp Set!  And another great thing about this set (and all of the alphabet stamp sets in the catalog) is that it is Photopolymer...you can see through it!  It's so easy to stamp these letters in a straight line! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you continue on the hop to see all 10 projects!  You won't want to miss them!!

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  2. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  3. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  6. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  7. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  8. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  9. Rose C. of Stampin' with Rose
  10. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'

SSINKspiration: You Da Man

Head on over to SSINKspiration today to see a few of my favorite masculine products.

I have this card for you and a CUTE scrapbook page!  See you over at SSINK!


SSINKspiration: Blendabilities

Learn more about Stampin' Up!'s new Blendabilties Markers over at SSINKspiration today!

See you over there!!!


SSINKspiration: June Card Sketch

It's time for the June Card Sketch Challenge over at SSINKSpiration!  Here is the sketch for this month...

And here is my take on it...

My new goodies arrived on Friday so I got to play this weekend!  Let me tell you about a few of my new favorites...

#133658  $15.95

#134087  $17.95

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team members came up with!  You won't want to miss their fun card creations!  And please play along with us this week!  You just create a card based on the sketch and then link up on the main blog!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Dotty Angles, Oh My Goodies
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Momento Black
Marker: Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Collection - Light Marker
Big Shot: Deco Labels Framelits, Banners Collection Framelits
Embellishments: Designer Buttons - Neutrals, Baker's Twine - Basic Black, Chevron Ribbon - Basic Black
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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SSINKspiration: New In Colors

I have an individual post up over at SSINKspiration today

If you are looking for some color combinations with the NEW In Colors, you won't want to miss my post.  Go check it out!!!


SSINKspiration: Father's Day

Over at SSINKspiration today we are getting ready to celebrate Father's Day!

Here is my card today...

I used the May 2014 My Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I love the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment stamp!  I changed a few of the elements up a little bit and I just love this card!  I love the color combination as well: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand.

If you are interested in receiving monthly craft kits, visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com and choose me as your demonstrator (Kim Ryden).

And please make sure you stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members created today!


SSINKspiration: June Color Challenge

It's time for another Color Challenge over at SSINKspiration!  We are in full summer mode starting today at our house and I am loving that this color combination has Daffodil Delight included!  This color combination is so cheerful and fun!

We hope you will play along with us this week!  You can link up your creation over at SSINKspiration all week long!

Here is my card today...

I finally broke out my Fringe Scissors!  AND...I LOVE THEM!  I don't know why I waited SO LONG!!

Make sure you take some time to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Work of Art
Ink: Soft Suede
Tools: Fringe Scissors, Paper Snips
Punch: Curly Label
Embellishments: Natural Chevron Ribbon, Designer Buttons - Soft Subtles, Baker's Twine - Early Espresso
Adhesives: Snail, Glue Dots, Dimensionals