SSINKspiration: Quick & Easy

It's time for some Quick & Easy Cards!  You will see mine below but you will see even more over at SSINKspiration today!

Here is my card...

I created this card for a Fancy Folds Card Class that I had last night!  The girls loved it and I hope you do too!  I think it even falls into the category of Quick & Easy!

You will start with a card base that is 11 x 4.25 inches.  Score and fold in half.

Then you are going to cut a 2 x 5.5 inch section off of the front of your card.  I then used a 1-3/4" Circle punch to cut the half circle that you see above.

Embellish it a little and there you have it!

Don't forget to stop by SSINKspiration today and see what the other Design Team Members created for you!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
DSP: Birthday Basics
Other Paper: Gold Foil Sheets
Stamp Set: Occasions (from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit)
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Big Shot: Starburst Sayings Framelits, Circle Collection Framelits
Punch: 1-3/4" Circle
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Brights, Neutrals, Subtles
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals


SSINKspiration: Project Life

Have you seen the NEW Project Life line that Stampin' Up! just revealed?!  Well I have it and I played with it this week and I want to show you my first layout!!  So head on over the SSINKspiration and check out the details!


SSINKspiration: Masculine Monday

Today over at SSINKSpiration we are giving you a little inkspiration for masculine cards!  You won't want to miss all of the great cards over there so go check it out.  BUT...first, here is my Masculine Monday card...

I LOVE this "Thank You" sentiment from the "Dude, You're Welcome" Kit.  It's just much fun and the fact that is comes in a kit with "Dude" in the name of it...that just screams MASCULINE!

I hope you enjoy my card today!  Don't forget to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members created!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Dude, You're Welcome and Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Sponge
Adhesive: Snail


Event Display Stamper Submission

Stampin' Up! is giving Demonstrators a chance to be selected to create display boards at Convention this year.  SO...I am applying!  We were asked to provide 3 card samples, 1 scrapbook page and 2 3D items.  

Here are my submissions...

Card #1 was created for a Stamp without a Stamp Challenge.  I used Smokey Slate ink and the cap of a glue stick to create the background of this card.

Card #2 was created as a swap for a group of my Demonstrator friends!  We were getting ready for the Occasions Catalog!  I love the Hardwook Background Stamp!

Card #3 was created for a Masking class that I did for my customers.  I loved using the Heart Collection Framelits to create a mask for the Tape It stamps! SO FUN!

My Layout was created for my Scrapbook Club this past month!  We learned the Emboss Resist Technique and used it for the circular star embellishments.  

3D Item #1 was created for a Demonstrator friend of mine as a gift for our Secret Valentine exchange.  I just love how all of these flowers layer together and who doesn't LOVE the Fresh Prints DSP Stack!!

3D Item #2 was created from the May 2014 My Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I love this little brag book!  I used it to showcase a few of my favorite Instagram pictures of my family.  Documenting every day life is one of my favorite things to do.  You can see the other pages below...

I hope you enjoy my submission projects!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog Stampin' Up!  PICK ME!!!!  ;)  Please!


SSINKspiration: Friday Favorites

It's time for another Friday Favorites over at SSINKspiration today!  It's so much fun to share our favorites with you!

My favorite this month is...
Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set
(This set is currently no longer available.  Sad face.  I hope that they make more soon!)

And here is the card I created for today...

So simple and SO CUTE!  I love these little girls!  I might let my daughter play with them too...maybe!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Sweetie Pie, Sweetie Pie Frames, My Paper Pumpkin (word bubble)
Ink: Black StazOn, Crushed Curry
Adhesive: Snail, Dimensionals

Purchase these and other items at my online store!


SSINKspiration: CASE a Card

Today over at SSINKspiration we are CASEing a project from the Idea Book & Catalog!  CASE means Copy And Steal Everything.  But when you CASE you can copy everything exactly OR you can change a little something to make it your own!

I chose the card on page 19 to CASE...

And here is my card...

I basically kept the same layout, shapes and sentiment but I change all of those items up a little!

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

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
DSP: Epic Day
Stamp Set: Sans & Stripes
Ink: Pool Party, Garden Green
Punch: Triangle
Adhesive: Snail


SSINKspiration: Stamp w/o a Stamp

I have A LOT of stamps in my craft room but sometimes it's fun to stamp without a stamp!  Let me tell you what I mean.

For my card today I used a super secret object to create the background on the Whisper White cardstock.  Can you guess what that item is?  Hint: Stampin' Up! does sell this item!

I thought that this item looked like a fun cement wall.  I used Smokey Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock.

Scroll down to see what the secret item is...

A Glue Stick!!!

Stampin' Up! Glue Sticks have this great rectangle shape and I LOVED how it looked when you dipped it in ink and then stamp it on cardstock!

Now what are you doing to stamp with today?!  Don't forget to stop by the SSINKspiration blog today to see what the other Design Team Members used to stamp!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Stamp Set: My Paper Pumpkin
Ink: Smokey Slate, Basic Gray
Punch: Small Heart
Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips, Rhinestone Jewels
Adhesive: Snail, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Glue Stick


Scrapbook Club: April Layout

Last night was another fun night with my Scrapbook Club!  I have so much fun creating for these girls and I wanted to share our layout with you all this morning!

If you are a part of my club, you pledge to spend $25 per month for 6 months.  In return you get your chance to be a hostess one of those months and earn the FREE merchandise!  You also get to come to my house and create a 2-page layout each month! 

When it's your turn to be the hostess you get to choose a product or technique that you want me to focus on.  This month we did the Emboss Resist Technique.  The stars in the circles is where we used this technique!

Emboss Resist Instructions:
1. Emboss your stamp image on white cardstock with clear embossing powder.
2. Punch out your shape if you desire to.
3. Use a sponge and ink color of your choice.  Rub the inked up sponge over the white paper and embossed image to give the paper a little color.

I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  If you are interested in joining one of my clubs that will start in July, please let me know!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
DSP: Bright Collection Stack
Stamp Sets: Simply Stars, ABC-123 Outline Alphabet
Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Tool: Heat Tool
Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Rich Razzleberry, Washi Tape - Gingham Garden, Witches Brew, Silver Mini Brads
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

Purchase these and other items at my online store!


SSINKspiration: Card Sketch

It's time for another Card Sketch over at SSINKspiration!  We have a fun sketch for you this month!!  Check it out...

And here is my take on it...

I love the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set!  I thought it would be perfect to use because it is SPRING!  (Although today it's really cold in my neck of the woods!)

I also love the Natural Trim Ribbon!  It makes a great bow!

Make sure you head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog today to check out what the other Design Team Members created based on the sketch.

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Summer Silhouettes
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Embellishments: Natural Trim Ribbon, Jewels Basic Pearls
Adhesive: Snail, Glue Dots


Stylin' Stampin' Squad April Blog Hop: Kids

This month the Stylin' Stampin' Squad we are focusing on kids!  All of the projects you will find are kid related and we had so much fun creating for you!   

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 12 on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - Pam Steckman. 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.

Do you ever let your kids pick out whatever they want to to wear?  There are time when I do and it's so much fun to see what my now 5 year old daughter picks out!  I love it so much sometimes that I snap a picture so that I can remember and she can see it as she gets older!

So this is Brooke!  The day this picture was taken she chose to wear: glittery pink flip flops, black and white striped leggings, a floral skirt, an Angry Birds t-shirt from an old Vacation Bible School and her Princess Belle crown!  Whew!

When I started this layout, I decided that my layout had to be equally as mis-matchy and I LOVE IT!

Pink with Red, Chevrons and Stripes...

And some flowers in the mix and rhinestones for a little bling and you have a fun layout based on a 4 year old's outfit!

I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Don't forget to continue on the hop and see what all of the other Design Team Members have for you today!  Next Up is Rose...

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  3. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  4. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  6. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  7. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  8. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  11. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  12. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  13. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  14. Rose C. of Stampin' with Rose
  15. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin' with Darla and Sisters


SSINKspiration: Ombre Stamping

Ombre is such a fun trend and there are so many samples of what this trend is all about over at SSINKspiration today!

Ombre is a French term meaning "shaded".  It's usually a multi-colored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark.

The Happy Watercolor Stamp Set is perfect for the Ombre trend!  The watercolor splotch I used is made to stamp dark to light.  Then when you add in 3 different shades of pink, it makes the Ombre stand out even more!

Did you notice that I even did my Candy Dots in Ombre fashion?!

Please make sure you stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see the other example of Ombre!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor
Inks: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Embellishments: Sequin Trim - Gold, Candy Dots - Brights and Subtles
Adhsive: Snail, Multi-purpose glue (green lids)