Friday Favorite!

It's time for another fun Friday Favorites post over at SSINKspiration!

Here is my card...

I just LOVE the Time to Celebrate Stamp Set.  The hot air balloon and the birthday cake are my favorite images in this set!  And I also really LOVE the font of the sentiments!

Time to Celebrate
Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set

You can only earn this stamp set as a hostess so you won't want to miss out on that!  This offer ends when the Occasions Catalog ends this summer!

Make sure you head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog to see what all of the other Design Team Members have created for you!  You won't want to miss their cards!

Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  Today I am participating in the Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop!  You should be joining me from Majken's Blog!  Welcome!

Here is the layout that I created for today...

A few weekends ago, I scrapbooked with a friend of mine and I decided to get all caught up on the birthday layouts of my kiddos!  My daughter is almost 6 and just am all caught up on her Birthday Scrapbook!  YAY! 

I love this little embellishment and the washi tape!

I think I get bonus points for this layout!  I actually am scraping someone else's stash with this Cinderella embellishment!  I took this off of someone else's hands a while ago and I finally used it!

Now don't forget to head on to the next blog in the hop.  When you are done here you are headed back to the top to see Cathy's Blog!  So have fun and leave some love along the way!

Participant List


Quick & Easy Card

It's time for another Quick & Easy Cards post over at SSINKspiration!  These are some ideas for when you only have a few minutes to create and you want to make a cute card!

Here is my Quick & Easy Card today...

I love this new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog!  It's so much birthday fun!

#137144 $25.95

Be sure that you stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to check out what the other Design Team Members have created for you today!


Creative Blog Hop!

Good morning and thank you for stopping by.  I want to send out a big Thank You to stampin' friend and fellow Design Team Member over at SSINKspiration, Cynthia at Ink-a-Doodle Creations.  She nominated me to participate in the Creative Blog Hop!  She has a fabulous blog, so be sure to go visit and leave some "love"!  Click HERE to go see her Creative Blog Hop project.

My project for the hop is....

I made this cute layout of my son's 3rd birthday.  Oh the memories of that cute little fire fighter!

I love this set of stickers that I purchased for this layout!

Check out that metal 3 paper clip!  It came from IKEA!!

And now to answer the questions as part of the Blog Hop!

1.  What are you working on now?
I am currently working on organizing my whole house and this week, I'm in the craft room!  I need to get busy and finish it up so I can get back to crafting!

2.  How does your work differ from others in your genre?
I would describe my style as Quick & Easy.  I try to never take more than 30 minutes on a card or scrapbook layout.  I love to make things beautiful but as a busy mom, my crafting time is usually limited to the night hours and I have to sleep too!  So Quick & Easy is the way to go!!!

3.  Why do you create what you do?
Most of the items I create are for the Design Teams I am a part of SSINKspiration and Can You Case It?!  Other than that...I scrapbook to preserve family memories!  I love all of my scrapbooks and the fact that my children and husband also love to look at them!  And this hobby gives me a little bit of Mommy time!

4.  How does your creative process work?
I love to start with an idea that I see on Pinterest...a sketch or a color combination.  I use it as a starting point and then I create my own thing!  I try not to copy exactly what I find.  And new stamp sets always help the creative process!!!
Thanks again for stopping by to check out my Blog Hop project, leave some "love" and be sure to continue the Hop next week (Monday, February 2nd)  and visit with Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating and Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Crafts .  All three of us are co-designers over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where we have daily inspiration posts and weekly challenges.  Be sure to come by and visit us!


Can You Case It? #54: Designer's Choice

This week over at Can You Case It? it's all about what you do want to do this week!  Designer's Choice!

Here is my card this week...

I couldn't wait to ink up my new Snuggles & Smooches Stamp Set!  I LOVE the stamps that come in this set!

Please take some time to head on over to Can You Case It? today to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!  Such cute cards, you won't want to miss them!


Use the Leftovers

Today at SSINKspiration we were challenged to use what was on our desk to create a card.

Here is my card...

I didn't have to cut any cardstock to make this card...it was all ready for me!  The only thing I had to grab from the shelf behind me was the "thanks" sentiment!  

You can probably tell that I don't clean up well as I stamp!  OOPS!

Well make sure you head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog to see what the other Design Team members created for you today!  You won't want to miss these cards!


Can You Case It? #53: Clean and Quick

It's time for a fun challenge over at Can You Case It? this week!  We are creating a Clean and Quick Card in just 10 minutes!

Here is my card... 

One way to make a fast card is to use Project Life supplies!  This cute banner card comes from the Sale-a-Bration card collection that you can get from free with a $50 purchase right now!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please take some time to stop by the Can You Case It? main blog to see what the other Design Team Members created for you today.  And play along with us!  You have until Friday, January 23rd to link up!


SSINKspiration January Card Sketch

It's time for another Card Sketch over at SSINKspiration today!  You don't want to miss out playing with us this week.  The sketch is so great...

Here is my card...

I used the card sketch this week to create a fun card for my hubby.  He was amazing with the kids this weekend while I was hardly around.  He's the BEST!!!

Don't forget to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!  You won't want to miss these cute cards!!


Can You Case It? #52: A Color Challenge

It's time for another Color Challenge over at Can You Case It?!

This is such a great one...

Here is my card...

This card was one of the cards we made at my card class yesterday.  I think my girls loved it!

Please take the time to play along with us this week!  Cards are due by January 16th @ noon!  You can link up at Can You Case It?!  While you are there, take some time to look around and see what the other Design Team Members has created for you this week!


SSINKspiration January Blog Hop: Occasions Catalog

With the release of the Occasions Catalog we thought it would be a great focus for our January Blog Hop at SSINKspiration!  So glad that you joined us 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 6 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Diana. 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.

Here is the card I made for today's hop...

I just LOVE the You Plus Me Stamp Set!  My favorite stamp in the whole stamp set is the little canvas print heart (I stamped it in black this time).  It's just SO CUTE!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Be sure that continue on the hop and visit Heidi next!

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  2. Donna at Organized Chaos
  3. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  4. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  6. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  9. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  10. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  11. Carrie at Carrie Stamps

SSINKspiration: Recycling Christmas

Today over at SSINKspiration we are showing you how we recycle handmade items that we received for Christmas!

Here is my first recycle...

I received this card from Jackie Bolhuis for Christmas and I thought it was SO CUTE!  I love the silver embossed wreath!

So I pulled the red glimmer paper off of the card front and adhered it to a piece of Old Olive cardstock.

This will make a cute tag next Christmas!

I received this card from Terri.  I loved the washi tape and the Christmas tree.  

I first pulled the tree off of the card front and then used my tag punch to cut out part of the washi tape.  Glue it all back together and you get a fun tag for next Christmas!

Here is the back.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please be sure that you head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!


Catalog Reveal...TODAY!

It's the last day of our catalog reveal over at SSINKspiration!  We have some cute cards for you today using stamp sets that you may not have seen yet!

Here is my card for today...

I used one of my favorite NEW stamp sets today...

#137151  $25.95

I love this stamp set because it helps the sentiment become the focal point of a card front!  I just love the sayings it has in it!

We hope that you enjoyed out countdown over the past 5 days!  Make sure you check out all of the posts over on the SSINKspiration main blog today!  You won't want to miss these awesome cards!!


SSINKspiration: You Plus Me Reveal

It's Day 4 of our NEW Catalog Reveal over at SSINKspiration!  Just 2 more days until the NEW Occasions Catalog is live and everyone can order anything their little hearts desire!

Today we are showing you a Sneak Peek of a fun stamp set called You Plus Me.  It comes in Wood or Clear Mount and it's so much fun!  Check out my card...

This stamp set comes in a suite of products perfect for all of your Valentine's Day crafting!  You will see the Stacked with Love DSP Stack and also the Stacked with Love Washi Tape!  All 3 NEW items are featured on my card today!

I hope you enjoyed my sample.  Now don't forget to head on over the SSINKspiration main blog to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!  You won't want to miss all of the samples from this set that is sure to be a Valentine's Day Favorite!

Can You Case It? #51: A Sketch Challenge

It's time for another Sketch Challenge at Can You Case It?

Here is this month's sketch...

And here is my take on the sketch...

I just LOVE this little Bee!  He is a single stamp in the NEW Occasions Catalog that you will NOT want to pass up!  

I stamped the bee in black and then colored him in with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker - Light.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you go and check out the Can You Case It? main blog to see what the other Design Team Members created for you today!  You won't want to miss their cards!  And don't forget that you can play along with us this week and every week!  We would love to see what you are creating!


Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek

I have a few cards up over at the SSINKspiration blog today!  We are showing you sneak peeks of the NEW Occasions Catalog.  You won't want to miss all of the cute cards today!