Hiding In My Craft Room #117: Women's Birthday

Over at HIMCR today we are showcasing Birthday Cards for the women in our lives.
This was a pretty easy theme for me.  I have a ton of My Mind's Eye embellishments that I love!  So I picked out the ones that had pink in them and used some on this card... 
Make sure you visit the HIMCR main blog today to see all of our birthday cards, even a few from the new design team members!!   You won't want to miss them!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Melon Mambo (SU), Smokey Slate (SU), Whisper White (SU)
DSP: Brights Stack (SU)
Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday (SU), Valentine Defined (SU), Chevron Background (SU)
Inks: Melon Mambo (SU), Basic Gray (SU), Regal Rose (SU), Smokey Slate (SU)
Big Shot: Deco Label Collection Framelits Dies (SU)
Embellishments: Brads (MME)
Adhesives: Snail (SU), Dimensionals (SU)
Purchase these SU products HERE!


Practical Scrappers: September Layout Sketch

**If you are here looking for my Friday Favorites post, please click here or scroll down to find it.  Thanks**
Today over at Practical Scrappers we are working with a fun Layout Sketch!
Here is the sketch that we were given to inspire us this month...
I loved this sketch but I decided to make it a two-page layout.  Most of the scrapbooking that I do ends up being two-page layouts because I have so many pictures to work with.  I'm kind of obsessed when I'm behind the camera!
Here is my layout (Click on the picture to enlarge)...
This layout is about the day when we visited a local dairy farm, Shatto Milk Company.  It was rather easy to make this one-page sketch into a two-page layout!  When you so many pictures to include, you don't need much else on the page, right?!
I wanted to highlight a great scrapbook embellishment that you can typically find when you got to a touristy business or on vacation...a cloth patch.  These patches are typically ironed on to a bag or jacket or might even be pinned to a bulletin board.  But I love to use them for scrapbook embellishments.  They are usually under $5 and so cute!  The cow in the top right of my layout is a patch.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!  Make sure you check out what the other Design Team Members did with the sketch today over at Practical Scrappers and leave them some love! 

SSINKspiration: Friday Favorites

It's time for another Firday Favorites over at SSINKspiration
My favorite of the month has been the September My Paper Pumpkin Kit!

I love the card bases with the circle design on it.  And I love the little file folder and arrow die cuts!  I think the best part about these kits is that you don't have to follow their design, you can add in any stamp set and make it a different card all together!
For the above card I added in the Birthday Cake stamp and make a Birthday Card!  I love it!
Please be sure to stop by the SSINKspiration blog today to see what the favorites of our other Design Team Members are! 
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Regals Stack
Stamp Sets: Birthday Cake, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy
Tools: Paper Snips
Embellishments: Designer Buttons - Regals, Baker's Twine - Whisper White
Other: September 2013 My Paper Pumpkin Kit (WAHOO)
Purchase these SU products HERE!
If you are interested in joining the monthly kit club, My Paper Pumpkin, just click here and sign up using my name as your demonstrator.  You can pause or cancel your membership at any time.


Practical Scrappers: Frugal Finds - Kids Craft Supplies

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are becoming kids again!  We decided to break out some of the craft supplies in our houses that are meant for our children. 
Frugal Finds: Kids Craft Supplies
My craft supply was crayons...
3 of my favorite colors: blue green, red violet and purple.
And here is my card...

I used the Chevron Background Stamp with Smokey Slate ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  I then used my crayons to color in the white space.  I love the colorful background that the crayons created!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Pink Passion (Retired)
Stamp Sets: Chevron Background Stamp, Label Love
Inks: Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant
Punch: Artisan Label, 3/4" Circle
Tools: Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals
Other: Crayons
 Purchase these SU products HERE!


Practical Scrappers: Storage Ideas

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are talking about Storage Ideas.
Did you know that Stampin' Up! sells empty stamp cases?!  I love them, not just for extra stamps that I have hanging around my craft room, but for organizing all of the little things that come with crafting!

Full Wood-Mount Stamp Cases (set of 4) #127551  $6.95
I started using these cases to keep my current Stampin' Up! embellishments in order.
Here is what I keep in the boxes:
*Baker's Twine and Linen Thread
*Candy Dots, Jewels, Pearls
*Ribbon Scraps
*Washi Tape

I also started using these boxes for my reinkers! There are 10 colors per collection and 10 reinkers fit rather nicely into a case!

I went a little crazy ordering these cases!  What else can I put in them?!  Hmmmm....
Don't forget to stop by the Practical Scrappers blog today to see other ideas on craft room storage!


SSINKspiration: Chrsitmas Card

Today over at SSINKspiration we are showing off a few Christmas cards!  I got to check them out yesterday and I just know that you are going to love them!!!
It's about time to start thinking about your Christmas cards if you hand-make them.  Stampin' Up! has some great products for you to use this year!  For this Christmas card I chose to use the A Banner Christmas stamp set and the new Circle Thinlits Die Set!
Don't forget to head on over to the SSINKspiration blog today to be INKspired by 4 other Demonstrators!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive Core'dinations, Crumb Cake Core'dinations
DSP: Season of Style
Stamp Set: A Banner Christmas
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft
Big Shot: Circle Thinlits Die Set
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals
Purchase these SU products HERE!


Hiding In My Craft Room #116: LOL (Lots Of Layers)

This week at HIMCR our theme is LOL.  No, not Laughing Out Loud but...Lots Of Layers!
The first thing I thought of when I thought of layers was Stampin' Up!'s new Festive Flurry Bundle.  It comes with the Festive Flurry Stamp Set (includes 4 snowflake designs and sizes) with matching Framelits Dies!  When you purchase these two items together you save 15%!!!
And here is the card that I made for today...
My first layer is a large circle of Pacific Point cardstock.  The second layer is a circle of Silver Glimmer Paper.  The third layer is the largest snowflake in the set, stamped with Pacific Point ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The fourth layter is one of the middle sized dies used to cut DSP from the Winter Frost DSP pack.  The next layer is the smallest snowflake, stamped with Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock.  And the last layer of the card is a Pacific Point Candy Dot on a Candy Dots Brad Base!  Whew!  I think that qualifies as Lots of Layers!
Make sure you stop by the HIMCR blog to see what all of the other Design Team Members are up to this week!  I wonder if they can beat 6 layers?!  
And play along this week, link up and you could win a $25 gift certificate to ScrapbookPal.com.
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Whisper White
DSP: Winter Frost
Other Paper: Glimmer Paper - Silver
Stamp Set: Festive Flurry
Ink: Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana
Big Shot: Festive Flurry Framelits Dies, Circles Collection Framelits Dies
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Brights, Candy Dots Brad Bases
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals
Purchase these SU products HERE!


SSINKspiration: Washi Tape

Today over at SSINKspiration we are talking about Washi Tape!  You all know that I love it...I'm slightly addicted.  Well, probably more than slightly!
Today I used one of the new Washi Tapes in the Holiday Catalog...


Here is my card...
Simple and easy Christmas card!  I used the NEW Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder on the piece of Whisper White cardstock and then placed the Season of Style Washi Tape in the middle of the stripes.  I love this look!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the SSINKspiration blog to see what the other Design Team Members created today!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive Core'dinations
Stamp Set: Tags 4 You
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot: Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder
Punches: Label Bracket, 2-1/2" Circle
Tools: Sanding Block
Embellishments: Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals
Purchase these SU products HERE!


SSINKspiration: Undefined Kit

Over at SSINKspiration today we are showing you the stamps that we have carved with the new Undefined Stamp Carving Kit!

#133402  $19.95 USD
Watch a video here.
Here is the first stamp that I carved...

A fun little arrow!

This card has a little sneak peek of the September My Paper Pumpkin Kit!  But I will let you guess what it is so I don't spoil the surprise!
You will see a few past My Paper Pumpkin stamps on this card as well!  I love to get them out and use them!!
**Candy Dots Tip: If you use a lot of black ones like I do, take the colors that you don't use as much and use a Black Sharpie to color them!  You instantly have more black Candy Dots!  YAY!**

Here is another card I have shown you before but I wanted to point it out again.  I love my little arrow stamp and it was SO EASY to create!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used
Heart Card
Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock
Other Paper: Glimmer Paper - Real Red, My Paper Pumpkin - September Kit
Stamps: My Paper Pumpkin - Starter Kit, April Kit, Undefined Carved Arrow
Inks: Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Tools: Paper Snips
Big Shot: Hearts Collection Framelits Dies
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Neutrals
Adhesives: Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue
Awesome...Thanks Card
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Stamps: Undefined Carved Arrow, Yippie-Skippie
Inks: Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Embellishments: Silver Ribbon, Designer Buttons - Regals, Baker's Twine - Whisper White
Adhesives: Snail, Glue Dots, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue
 Purchase these SU products HERE!


SSINKspiration: Layout Sketch

Today over at SSINKspiration we have a great Layout Sketch to inspire you!!
Created and Designed by Jennifer Campbell.  Here it is...

And here is my layout...
I didn't feel like using actual paper tonight SO, I created this scrapbook page in My Digital Studio (MDS)!  I love MDS!  It's so easy to create a cute and simple scrapbook page!  I created this page in less than 15 minutes!
You can always get a free 30 day trial of MDS on my website.  Or if you would like to purchase the whole program, it's only $19.95!!!  You really can't beat that! 
Please be sure to stop by the SSINKspiration blog to see what the other Design Team Members came up with today!  The layouts are awesome!!!


Hiding In My Craft Room #115: Super Scraps Saturday

It's Super Scraps Saturday over at Hiding In My Craft Room!  I love this week in our monthly line-up! 
Here is my card...
The notebook paper and black arrow circle were already on my craft table.  I just picked them up, put them together and went with it! 
I am loving Stampin' Up!'s new Tags 4 You Stamp Set and Label Bracket Punch.  The stamps cover 4 different holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day!  And if you purchase them together in a bundle, you get 15% off the regular price! 
You have to love that!!
Please be sure to stop by the HIMCR blog today to see what the other Design Team Members were up to this week!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Basic Gray (SU), Tangerine Tango (SU)
DSP: Neutrals Stack (SU), Notebook (The Paper Studio)
Stamp Set: Tags 4 You (SU)
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Punch: Label Bracket Punch (SU)
Tools: Sponge (SU)
Embellishments: Witches' Brew Washi Tape (SU), Jewels (Target Dollar Spot)
Adhesives: Snail (SU), Dimensionals (SU)
Purchase these SU products HERE!


Practical Scrappers: September Card Sketch

It's time for another card sketch over at Practical Scrappers!
Here is the sketch that we were given to be inspired by this month...

And here is my card...

I basically took the idea of notebook paper and the school theme and then made it my own!
I created the file folder card using Stampin' Up!'s new envelope punch board!  If you would like to watch a tutorial, you can click here.  This video isn't done by me but she does a really good job explaining everything!
So create the spiral notebook paper look, I punched little holes along one side of the designer paper and then cut from the edge into each hole.  After cutting you will just bend, fold, and ruffle those edges so that it looks like this piece of paper was torn from a notebook!

This sentiment is stamped on the inside of my card!  I love this for a teacher!!
Well thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to visit the Practical Scrappers main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members came up with!

Envelope Punch Board  #133774  $19.95 USD


NEW SU Clearance Rack Items: Get them while they're HOT!!

Stampin' Up! just added a bunch of new items to the Clearance Rack!  I'm not going to highlight them all because you can click here and go see them yourself, BUT I will tell you what my TOP 5 Favorite items are!  And they are all under $4 each!!!
120 brads, 20 each of 6 colors
72 buttons per container; 4 each of 3 designs in 6 colors
20 sheets, 2 each of 10 colors

12 Sheets of 12x12 cardstock
Also available in more colors for the SAME PRICE:

CUTE Single Stamp from the stamp set Word Play, Clear Mount
Hope you enjoy!  And if you want to see more Clearance Rack Items, check out my website!

Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop: Happy Anniversary

Thank you so much for joining us for the September Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on the tools of the stampin’ trade. Specifically, each of our favorite stamping tools.
It’s amazing the kinds of tools that have been created to help us along in our paper-crafting addictions. This month’s blog hop will showcase many of the Stampin’ Up! tools that are now available to us in the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Holiday Catalog and even a couple of products that are so new they aren’t in either catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the old and new tools and are inspired to come up with some great projects of your own.
You should have just left stop number 6 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu. 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 tool for this hop is our great Embossing Folders!  And here is my card...

I love our Embossing Folders that are made to use with the Big Shot!  The patterns are so much fun!
For this card, I decided on my 3 favorite Embossing Folders: Chevron, Stylish Stripes and Houndstooth.  My favorite is the Houndstooth on the Silver Foil Sheet!  SO PRETTY!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Neutrals Stack
Other Paper: Glimmer Paper - Red, Foil Sheets - Silver
Big Shot: Embossing Folders - Stylish Stripes, Houndstooth, Chevron, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Expressions Thinlits
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Piercing Mat
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Brights, Candy Dots Brad Bases
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals
Purchase these products HERE!
Next stop is Justin's blog!  You won't want to miss it!!!

Don't forget to visit SSINKspiration every day...INKspiring you 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year!
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  4. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Justin K. of JK Cards
  9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  11. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  12. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  13. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  14. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  15. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity


Practical Scrappers: Back-2-School

Check out my Back to School layout of Brooke over at Practical Scrappers today!
More pictures and details there!  :)