Monday, September 1, 2014

A Little Fall Color Challenge Fun w/ #SSINKCC13

Good Monday morning! Its Labor Day and I hope everyone is off from work (with pay) and has plans to sit back relax and enjoy their day!  As this post goes up at 8am, I will be just getting back from a 9 mile training run, then its off to my craft room to play, play and play some more!
Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are starting September off with our Color Challenge.  I have to say, that this is one of my favorite color combo challenges yet.  It makes me think of Fall.  Here is Virginia the last of weeks, we have begun to see some early Fall weather.  We've been waking up to low cool 60 weather and nice evenings too.  This has certainly not been a tradition August month for us.
For our color challenge, I decided to create a tradition scrapbook page.  Yes, they are still around.  I know a lot of people are headed in the direction of project life or digital scrapbooking, but not this old girl.  I'm a true blue, old fashioned hands on scrapbooker.  All ways have, all ways will be.  For me, its the creating and the hands on that I love so much.  I really get to dive in and use my stash of goodies!  I used my banner framlet set in combo with the little letters set to create the "Fall" banner across the bottom of my page.  I will use the left over letters to create another project with.  This girl doesn't throw away very useful things....I recycle and reuse!  (card to come later this week, don't forget to come back)

I used our colors of rich razzleberry, calypso coral and hello honey to stamp and cut out the leaves from the For All Things stamp set.  I don't have pictures yet, but this will be a 1 of 2 page spread for our family Fall pictures.  I used the On Film framelit set for the photo boxes in early espresso.

To decorate my background layer of sahara sand, I lightly inked up my chevron folder and stamped with it in different areas.  I also used the acorn stamp and stamped with sahara sand too.  The two leaf clusters are finished off with a gold basic metal button tied with some natural twine.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ sahara sand, early espresso, whisper white
Ink ~ rich razzleberry, calypso coral, hello honey, early espresso, sahara sand
Stamp Set ~ For All Things
Framelit Sets ~ on film, word bubbles, little letters
Misc. ~ gold twine, natural twine, gold basic metal buttons, chevron embossing folder
Now that you've seen my project for our color challenge, leave some "love" and go see what our other design team members have created, then run to your craft room and create something fun yourself to enter into our challenge.  Your pictures can either be posted to our facebook group labeled tagged with #ssinkcc13 or linked thru our main blog page.  Either way, we can't wait to see your project.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Witches Brew with PCCCS107

Good mornings, its Friday, Friday, Friday!!!  This is going to be one busy weekend, so lets gets started.  Todays challenge card is for the sketch over at The Paper Craft Crew.  Yesterday started the shopping frizzy from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  So in honor of this wonderful and exiting catalog, my card is showcasing a couple items from it.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and this set is just perfect for all my freakly little friends!

I used the Motley Monsters DSP pack, and love how you can use it for just bright colored backgrounds or use with the bold monster patterns it has. I used the striped scallop thinlit, cut it in two pieces and layered them to look like a spiderweb.

For my witch, I used my basic pens and colored her in.  For the bat I added a couple really small google eyes and a old olive colored pearl to put on the witches nose for a wort...Eeewww Gross!!!!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic black, whisper white, crushed curry
Ink ~ basic black
Markers ~ crushed curry, tangerine tango, old olive
Blendabilities ~ old olive
DSP ~ Motley Monsters
Stamp Set ~ Freakly Friends and Ghoulish Greetings
Misc. ~ oval framlet set, striped scallop thinlin, basic pearls and rhinestones, silver and black 1/8" taf. ribbon, modern label punch
All these items and more can be purchased HERE!
I hope you have enjoyed my freaky friends challenge card.  Leave some "love" and don't forget to come back Monday to see what color challenge for Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Freaky Little Friends Holiday Catalog Showcase!!

Good morning and welcome to Ink a Doodle Creations!  Today the design team members over Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are sharing fun projects made with all new items from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  Lets just say, you are gonna love this catalog, I already own about one each of poor checkbook is so mad at me right now!!

One of my favorite holidays is Halloween.  Next to Christmas, its my favorite one for decorating my home, making cute and fun projects and who doesn't love the yummy chocolate candy you get!!  I decided to create with one of the new Halloween stamp sets called, "Freaky Little Friends" and coordinating DSP pack, Motley Monsters.  This set is just full of cute little monsters! 

The layout of my card is really simple so I'm not gonna explain in detail how its put together, but I will say I used three more new items from the mini on this card.  Can you guess what they are?!  Ok, times up!  #1-ghoulish greetings stamp set, #2-white/tangerine tango two tine trim, #3-lucky stars embossing folder.

Now time for this cute little box.  Wonna know how I made it?  Of course you do!  You know that ever so needed, awesome, terrific envelope punch board we have?  Well we now have another ever so needed, awesome and terrific box making punch board!!!  This box started out as a 8"x8" piece of paper and now its transformed into this cute 2-1/4"x2-1/4"x1-3/4".  I stamped the box with the spooky eyes from the same stamp set and wrapped a band around the box with the same matching DSP.  I wrapped and tied a bow using again the same twist trim and attached a tag I created.  I plan to create another card and box, and fill each with my sons favorite chocolates and their Halloween treats are finished!!!
If you would like to get your hands on the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog, please contact me thru email and I will be glad to send one out to you.  In the mean time, you can click on the catalog link to the right of my blog page and start browsing today!  If you would like to go ahead and place an order, click HERE and use Hostess Code: during checkout.   For each $25 online order, I will send you a special goodie bag in the mail!!
Supplies Used
I hope you have enjoyed my fun projects using the new stamp set, "Freaky Friends".  Leave some "love" and go check out the other projects our design team members have created to share!

Todays the Day!! Holiday Mini Catalog is HERE!!

Good morning everyone!  I'm so excited to be writing this post this morning and bringing everyone good, no, great and exciting news!!!  Today is the is the release date of the new Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog!  WHOOP WHOOP!!

This catalog is full of exciting new products to help you with all sorts of upcoming holiday projects.  From new Halloween DSP and stamp sets, to Fall DSP and stamp sets to Christmas/Holiday/Winter DSP and stamp sets.  Bling and ribbons, oh WOW, you just need to go take a look for yourself!
If you would like to have your own paper copy, please leave a comment with your name and address or send me an email.  I will be happy to send you one!
Click the catalog to view a PDF version
Click HERE to start shopping today!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bokeh Technique at FM174

Good morning!  Its hump day!  Got my cup of coffee and am ready to breeze thru the day with no problems!  Well atleast that's what I'm hoping for anyway.  The last couple of weeks have been dozzies and its time for a normal week.

Todays card is for the fun "Bokeh Technique" over at The Friday Mashup.  Here is the link to learn how and give it a try for yourself. 

I'm starting to see signs of Halloween in the stores already and well with all the cute new spooky things in the upcoming Stampin' up! Holiday Mini, well I just couldn't pass up turning my card into a Halloween one!  This technique was fun and one that I will do again soon!

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic black, pumpkin pie, watercolor paper
Ink ~ smoky slate, pumpkin pie, old olive blendabilities, whisper white craft ink
Punches ~ owl and bird, circles for sponging in white
Misc. ~ hot glue gun for dots and word "boo" and silicone mat, sponge daubers
I hope you have enjoyed my take on this technique.  Leave some "love", and come back tomorrow to see what I have instore with Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Amazing Birthday!

Good morning and thanks for stopping by this fine Friday!  Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are sharing projects made from the ever so popular "Amazing Birthday" stamp set.  I have seen so many cute things made with this set, and our design team members have really done a great job showing even more things that can be done with it.  Here is what I created...

The one thing I really love about this set, is that you can do some fun layering with it.  For example, I stamped the whole "make today amazing" stamp in rich razzleberry.  But then I used my tempting turquoise and pumpkin pie to stamp just the "make" and "amazing" parts to cut out and layer with foam dots.  I like how the strawberry slush on film frame helps it all stand out.
I hope everyone has an awesome weekend.  Come back Monday to see what fun things I created over the weekend.  Now leave some "love" and go check out the other design team members and their creations.  Happy Stamping!!!
Supplies Used

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello Feathers with PPA215

Good morning and thanks for stopping by Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am sharing my project card for the color challenge over at Pals Paper Art.  Just loved these colors together and I think it worked perfectly for the new Four Feathers stamp set.  Yep, I did it again, I am showing a sneak peek from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This feather set is just so darn cute.  And what's even better, is that you can purchase the matching framelit set that will cut them out too!  My card base is basic black and layers of dsp from the Confetti Celebration pack.  I also layered in a solid strip of pear pizzazz and an embossed white piece at the very top using the tiny triangles folder.  I stamped one feather in strawberry slush and the other in pear pizzazz.  This feather was cut out with the framelit and attached with a couple foam dots.  I also used the Little Letters framelit set to cut out the letters to spell "HELLO".  Finishing off the card, I placed three black candy dots at the top.
Thanks again for stopping by, leave some "love" and check back in tomorrow to see what challenge I'll be playing along with.
Supplies Used

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Swapping Good Time

Good morning, its time for another SSINKspiration Blog Hop!  Today we are sharing our swap cards created just for the design teams members in our Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration group.  Going to a Stampin' Up! Convention is always fun, but when you get to meet with the ladies you chat with almost everyday over Facebook, it makes it so much more exciting!! 
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 #2 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop -Donna S. of Organized Chaos  . 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.
Since I was using the stamp set, "Flower Patch" to create my projects for our groups display board, I thought I would keep the mojo going and crank out one more card design using this set.  I started with a base color of tangelo twist and cut and embossed a layer with whisper white.  Using my envelope punch board, I punched out a tab on each side at the top for my ribbon to wrap around.  The flowers are colors of island indigo, tangelo twist and sahara sand.

On the inside, I stamped one large flower with three little leaves to the side.
Supplies Used
I hope you have enjoyed my swap card.  Leave some "love" and head on over to stop #4, Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life .  I just know you are gonna love her swap.
Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  2. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  3. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  4. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  5. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  6. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  9. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  10. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  11. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  12. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  13. Darla R. of Stampin' with Darla
  14. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette