Friday, June 26, 2015

Black and White #FM215

Good Friday morning!  Its time for another awesome challenge this week over with the creative designers at The Friday Mashup!  Amy has really come up with a fun challenge this week for us.  I hope you decide to play along!
 
 
This weeks Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project with "the Sketch"
  • Create a project with " 3 Elements on it"
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with " the Sketch and 3 elements on it"

 
I was so excited about this weeks challenge. I knew right away I wanted to play with black and white colors and the Flower Patch stamp set.  I created a card for the display boards at convention last year for Stampin' Up and these flowers are very similar.  I added for my background stripes, some cut up typeset DSP in different widths.  Added some lace trim and black satin ribbon and I was done.
 
Supplies Used
Ink ~ basic black
Cardstock ~ basic black, very vanilla
DSP ~ typeset
Stamp set ~ Flower Patch
Misc. ~ lace trim, black satin ribbon, basic pearls, flower patch framelit set
 
I hope you have enjoyed my design team project.  Now go check out what the others have created, leave some love and come play along!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Celebrating the 4th of July!!

 
Good morning and thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by my blog.  Today I am over creating and stampin' for Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  We are sharing projects to celebrate the 4th of July. 

 
I don't create to many cards for this special day, but try to keep in mind that somewhere there is someone who celebrates and shares this special day for the USA with their Birthday.  This card is for all of you who do.  I used colors of cherry cobbler, whisper white and night of navy.  I love how the gold twine adds such a lovely detail to the stripes and makes them pop.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ cherry cobbler, whisper white, night of navy
Ink ~ night of navy, crumb cake for some distressing
Stamp set ~ Be a Star
Misc. ~ star framelit set, mini star punch, star embossing folder, gold bakers twine, night of navy blendabilities, basic rhinestones
 
I hope you have enjoyed my 4th of July celebration card.  Leave some "love" and go visit our other design team members to get inkspired.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Stamp Set Focus Day

 
Good morning and thanks for stopping by to visit.  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where its a stamp set focus day.  Our wonderful design team members are creating with one of the new stamp sets from the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog, "Build a Birthday". 
 
 
I decided to stay in the blue family and use colors of pacific point and mint macaron that coordinate that Pretty Petals DSP stack.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ very vanilla, basic black
Ink ~ basic black, mint macaron, pacific point, delightful Dijon
DSP ~ pretty petals stack
Stamp set ~ build a birthday
Misc. ~ brights and neutral candy dots
 
I hope you have enjoyed my card.  Now go check out what the other designers created and go get inspired.  Don't forget to leave some "love" first though!!!
 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Another Tie?! FM213

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous Friday!  Today I am gonna be having dinner with my sweetheart and today I am over at The Friday Mashup with another great mashup challenge.

 
This week's Mashup Challenge is: 

  • Create a project with the colors "Cajun Craze, Island Indigo and Garden Green"
  • Create a project with a "Father's Day Theme"
  • or Mash it Up! and Create a project with "The challenge colors and a Father's Day theme"
 
 
I made this card into the popular tabbed folder style card in island indigo.  Stamped on some wording for the background and layered with banners, and circles with some stamped on ties from the Stampin' Up! Best Day Ever stamp set. 
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ island indigo, whisper white, crumb cake
Ink ~ island indigo, Cajun craze, garden green
Stamp set ~ Best ay Ever
Misc. ~ circle framelit set, gold bakers twine, essentials hardware clips, banner tail punch, envelope punch board and regal candy dots
 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Masculine All Over June SSINK Blog Hop!

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 #1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Diana Eichfeld with Stampin Fun With 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.
 
 
One of my favorite masculine stamp sets is The Open Sea set.  Its perfect for any male young or old.  I started with a new in color, mint macaron for the base and for a side layer, I used tip top taupe.  I love the added tied twine on the side as an added fun element.
 
Now head on over to your next stop and visit Melissa Stout at Stamp Doc.  Don't forget to leave some "love" as you hop along.  We always love hearing your comments on our projects!
 

http://stampdoc.typepad.com/the_stamp_doc_blog/2015/06/stylin-stampin-inkspiration-blog-hop-masculine.html
 
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Cynthia at Ink-a-Doodle Creations  <<<>>>
  3. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  4. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  5. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  6. Donna at Organized Chaos
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wedding Gift Bag!

 
Good morning crafters!  Thanks for joining me here today while I'm creating over Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  Today we are sharing fun creative projects using any of the three punch boards from Stampin' Up! 

 
My niece got married just this past weekend so I needed a small gift bag to put her gift inside.  Yes, small, cause she got $$ to put towards getting them a washer/dryer set for their new home.  I created this gift bag using the all new Gift Bag Punch Board from Stampin'.  It can create three different sizes but in any height from 4-12 in.  I also tried to decorate the outside the go along with her card using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  You can click here to go see it!
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ crumb cake, whisper white, vellum
Stamp set ~ kinda eclectic, for the new two
Ink ~ pool party, basic black, crumb cake
Misc. ~ burlap ribbon, rhinestones, flower from the petite punch set, butterfly punches, paper doily, natural twine, venetian crochet trim
 
I hope you have enjoyed my gift bag.  Leave some "love" and go see which punch board the other designers used and what they created with it.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ombre Fun with FM212

Good Friday morning!  Today I am on the road and headed to my sisters.  My niece is getting married this weekend and she lives a little ways away, so I'm gonna pretty much be sitting in a car for oh.... about 6 hours!!!  UGH!  But first I want to share my challenge card for todays all new challenge over at The Friday Mashup and Tara is our design leader this week!

With all this rain this week I've been craving the sun and it made me think of the wonderful ombre of yellows we have with Stampin' Up!  I highlighted the colors with simple cardstock down the side and cut a portion out with my butterfly framelit in vellum.  I wanted it simple and light.

Supplies Used
Cardstock - delightful Dijon, whisper white, so saffron, daffodil delight, crushed curry and hello honey, vellum
Stamp set - a past paper pumpkin kit
Ink - delightful dijon 
Misc. - butterfly framelit set, white sequins

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog and challenge card for this week.  Leave some "love" and make sure you visit our other designers!!




Monday, June 1, 2015

Wetlands Color Challenge #SSINKCC22

 
Its that time again!  Time to get creative with an all new fun color challenge over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  This time, we have thrown in one of the all new 2015 in colors!

 
 
I decided to give my card a little masculine feel, since we are using two of my favorite rich deep colors of cajun craze and night of navy.  With a little added burlap, mini banners and some fun candy dots, my color challenge card is complete.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ cajun craze, night of navy, very vanilla, mint macaron, sahara sand
Ink ~ cajun craze, night o navy, mini macaron, basic black
Stamp set ~ wetlands, work of art
Misc. ~ burlap ribbon, back taffeta ribbon, natural chevron ribbon, stapler, neutral candy dots, banner punch, large oval punch, spiral border punch
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Leave some "love" and head over to see what creative projects the other designers creative for the color challenge.  Don't forget to break out those colors and join us!  We can't wait to see what you create!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

In Color Countdown Day 4 Mint Macaron

 
Good Afternoon Happy Stampers!!
Welcome back to Day 4 of our new catalog countdown!

Our designers over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are SO excited to be bringing you another fabulous NEW catalog countdown!!
As you know, Stampin' Up! is releasing a new catalog on June 2.  HOW EXCITING IS THAT!!

For this countdown we are not going to do a new stamp set focus (although I KNOW you will see lots of yummy new stuff!)  We are going to introduce you to our BRAND NEW 2015-2017 In Colors!
How fun is that!?!

Today's color focus is on Mint Macaron.
DON'T you just LOVE IT?!!  It sounds so yummy kinda like mint ice cream!!


Thanks for stopping by today and checking out Mint Macaron.

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, mini macaron, bermuda bay, tip top taupe
Ink ~ mini macaron, bermuda bay, tip top taupe, early espresso
Stamp set ~ Sprinkles of Life, Crazy About You
DSP ~ cherry on top dsp stack pack
Misc. ~ in color sequins, window frames and circles framelit set
 
We hope you love it just as much as we do!  Be sure to come back tomorrow and see another brand new color!!
 
In case you missed yesterday's post about Watermelon Wonder, Click HERE to check out all the fun!

Friday, May 29, 2015

In Color Count Down Day 5 Watermelon Wonder!

 
We designers over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are SO excited to be bringing you another fabulous NEW catalog countdown!!
As you know, Stampin' Up! is releasing a new catalog on June 2.  HOW EXCITING IS THAT!!
 
For this countdown we are not going to do a new stamp set focus (although I KNOW you will see lots of yummy new stuff!)  We are going to introduce you to our BRAND NEW 2015-2017 In Colors!
How fun is that!?!
Today's color focus is on Watermelon Wonder.
DON'T you just LOVE IT?!!

 
So I kept my card really simple in design cause I wanted my new lacy in color trim to really stand out and be the main focal.  I used my polka dotted stencil and sponged on some circles in watermelon wonder and stamped a simple "thinking of you" from the Crazy About You stamp set,  I added a few rhinestones cause...well...sometimes you just need to add some bling and sparkle!!
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ watermelon wonder, whisper white
Ink ~ watermelon wonder
Stamp set ~ Crazy About You
Misc. ~ polka dot stencil, watermelon lacy trim, basic rhinestones, sponge daubers

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out Watermelon Wonder, leave some "love" and go check out what our other designers created.  We hope you love it just as much as we do!  Be sure to come back tomorrow and see another brand new color!!
 
 

Favorite Retiring Stamp Set!

 
Good Friday morning!  There is two words I love to hear:  1)  the word Friday and 2) the word Coffee, and when the two happen on the same day, well... I'm a happy girl!  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we are sharing a favorite retiring stamp set or item from Stampin' Up!  Don't wait to much longer to get your hands on any of these items, cause everything will be gone come June 3rd!!

 
Perfect Blend is one of my favorite stamp sets and will remain on my stampin' shelves.   Its so cute for a simple stamping or to stamp and layer with DSP which I have done on my above card.  I used the bottom of a coffee cup to stamp the rings on my background layer as well as the ink splatter from the gorgeous grunge stamp set in one of the new 2015 in colors...tip top taupe!
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ very vanilla, tip top taupe
Ink ~ Bermuda bay, tip top taupe
Stamp sets ~ gorgeous grunge, perfect blend
Misc. ~ coffee cup, Bermuda bay sequins, circle framelit set
 
I hope you have enjoyed my card, leave some love and head on over to the main blog site of SSINK and see what the other designers created using their favorite retiring item.

Water Colored Dahlia FM211

Today is Friday, (what a wonderful day!) and I am over at The Friday Mashup, where has a great challenge for everyone.  I hope you will decide to come play along!
 
 
 
I decided to pull out another one of my favorite retiring stamp sets called "regarding dahlias".  Its so pretty stamped on its own or for coloring, and since part of the challenge this week is water coloring, I decided to pull out my aqua painter and do some fun water coloring on my flower.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ water coloring paper, island indigo, pink pirouette
Ink ~ island indigo
Stamp set ~ regarding dahlias
Misc. ~ basic pearls, pink pirouette chevron ribbon, aqua painter
 
I hope you have enjoyed my challenge card this week.  Leave some love and head on over to The Friday Mashup and see what the other designers have been up too!