Friday, August 28, 2015

Day 5 Fall ~ Holiday Catalog Countdown

Good Afternoon Happy Stampers!!  Cynthia here and do I have a fun and exciting announcement for you. 
Today is the first day of our 2015 Holiday Catalog Countdown with the designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!

We are SO excited to be bringing you another fabulous NEW catalog countdown!!

As you know, Stampin' UP! is releasing the 2015 Holiday Catalog on September 1st. HOW EXCITING IS THAT!!

For this countdown we are going to take a seasonal approach to help get you in the holiday spirit!

How fun is that!?!

Today's Seasonal Holiday Focus is ~ Fall

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ very vanilla
Ink ~ cajun craze, pool party, hello honey, versamark
Stamp Set ~ Lighthearted Leaves
Misc. ~ leaf framelits, heat & stick powder, gold stampin glitter, gold bakers twine without the gold foil

Back to School #FM223

Good morning my stampin' peeps!  Its Friday, Friday, Friday!  Today I am, of course, over and playing with my fellow designers at The Friday Mashup!  Just about all of us now have sent our kids back to school, WHOOP WHOOP, and are getting back into our normal routines!  This weeks challenge is a fun sketch from Bree with a theme of "back to school".

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the Sketch.
  • Create a project with a Back to School theme.
  • or Mash it Up! and created a Back to School project with the Sketch.
When it comes to school and teachers, you can never have to many "thank you" cards laying around.  Teachers are such an important part of our kids lives.  They look after and teach our kids while we can't be with them.  I love sending a thank you card with a simply pack of gum, mints, candy bar, small bag of candy, or cookie, pack of pencils or pens, sticky note pads, etc... just to show I appreciate what they do for my kids!!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic back, cherry cobbler, whisper white
Ink ~ basic black
Stamp set ~ lots of thanks
Misc. ~ notepad and large polka dots embossing folders, tab punch, and scalloped border punch (seeds for the apple), black ribbon

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Its a Mystery??

Good morning peeps!  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and I am sharing one of my favorite design team challenges yet.  So all the designers who wanted to play, switched up names and mailed our person #3 items of our choosing.  These items could of been a stamped image, a piece of ribbon, a button, etc.....once we received or mystery items, we had to take a picture of our items and then get to work creating putting together a project using them.  Let me just say, I had so much fun!
So Jennifer had my name and the above items is what she mailed me.  Do you think these items would be tricky?  The only trick I had was trying to find a way to use all three of the blossoms.  I just love the color she chose for me to work with.  Mini Macaron is one of my favorite new In Colors.

Here is what I came up with....isn't it just lovely.  I started with a card base of whisper white and cut a layer of white and embossed it with the large polka dotted folder.  I used her piece of DSP and cut off 1" to use to opposite side for a banner layer down the middle.  (One can't choose just one side, you need to enjoy both!)  I cut out a circle layer using my framelit set and attached the butterfly with some dementionals, after adding some silver twine in behind.  I decided to place my #3 blossoms in the center of the butterfly.  I am happy with how it turned out in the end.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white
Ink ~ mint macaron
Stamp set ~ watercolor wings, birthday blossoms
Misc. ~ in color blossoms, silver bakers twine, circle framelit set, polka dot embossing folder


Friday, August 21, 2015

Happy Birthday FM222

Good Friday Morning!  Today I am designing over at The Friday Mashup.  Amy has a fun birthday mashup challenge just waiting for everyone to play with.  Wait to see my super cute farm critters.....
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a Birthday Themed project.
  • Create a project using any kind of Technique you'd like.
  • or Mash it Up! and created a Birthday themed project and any Technique.
After I saw this cute stamp set I knew it had to be mine.  My sister loves pigs so this card is getting mailed to her next week for her birthday!  Find out more details about this cute bundle by clicking the image above.  It will take you straight to Simon Says for item details.

How can one resist the coloring of these cute little farm critters.  They want to help you celebrate your birthday in good old farm like style!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ night of navy, whisper white
Stamp set ~ Party Animals (Simon Says)
Misc. ~ Bermuda bay ribbon, gold pearls

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sunflowers Everywhere #FM221

Good Friday morning!  Welcome back for another fun challenge with myself and the designers over at The Friday Mashup!  This week we are playing along with some fun colors and mashing it with flowers.  Come see what I created.....

Here's your Mashup Challenge this week:
  • Create a project using "Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry". 
  • Create a project "Inspired by Summer Flowers". 
  • or Mash it Up and create a "Summer Flowers Project using Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry".

What fun colors to play along with.  The delightful Dijon made me think of sun flowers so I pulled out one of my favorite retired big shot dies from Stampin' Up!...."Daisy".  I paired it with some background stamping using "Kinda Eclectic", one of my favorite stamp sets!  And you can't have sunflowers without some burlap!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ crumb cake, very vanilla, delightful Dijon
DSP ~ bohemian
Ink ~ rich razzleberry, crumb cake
Stamp set ~ kinda eclectic
Misc. ~ burlap, daisy big shot die, paper doily
Leave some "love" and go see what the other designers created and play along.  We can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Favorite Bundles BLOG HOP SSINKspiration

Welcome back for another fun and exciting BLOG HOP with the designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  This month our blog hop is focusing on everyones favorite bundles from the Stampin' Up! catalog.  Which one do you think I chose?!?
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 - Jennifer with Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life. 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.
Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!
I have several bundles that I enjoy, but the butterfly basics is truly one of my favorites.  Its very easy to use and versatile in creating any style of card.

  I couldn't just stop at one, I have to create and share three different versions using all new in colors for my bases and ink choices.

I stayed consistent with the use of the stripes from the typeset DSP pack.  The base and butterfly is using Watermelon Wonder color.

Second card, is using mint macaron and delightful Dijon ink for the flowers, butterfly and lace ribbon.
The third card has a base of tip top taupe and the flower is colored and stamped with tip top taupe and mint macaron.  I used vellum to cut out half of the large butterfly from the die set.
Now head on over to stop #4 and see what fun bundle Leanne chose to play around with!  Leave me some "love", I always enjoy reading your comments!
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  3. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  4. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  5. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  6. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin' 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ tip top taupe, watermelon wonder, minit macaron, whisper white and very vanilla
Stamp set (bundle) ~ butterfly basics
DSP ~ typeset
Ink ~ watermelon wonder, tip top taupe, mint macaron, basic black, cucumber crush
Misc. ~ neutral candy dots, basic pearls, gold metallic thread, delightful Dijon in color lace trim ribbon

Monday, August 10, 2015

Your Presents Sketch Challenge #SSINKCS24

Good morning blogging peeps! I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  The weather here in Virginia has been great!  Nice cool mornings and nights.  Perfect for early morning runs and evenings sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee!
Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and its the first Monday of the month, which means its time for an all new card sketch challenge.  Come check out what I created, then go get crafty and play along with us!!!
Our sketch for August.....

......and this is what I came up with.  At Convention this year, our FREE stamp set was one from the new upcoming Holiday Mini catalog...."Your Presents".  I only got to play with it one time at convention during our make and take and decided to break it in some more.  You can never have to many birthday cards so I used bright and coloring colors of Bermuda bay, watermelon wonder and crushed curry to create these fun gifts!  I also stamped and threw in a little "Amazing Birthday" for the sentiment and a fun watermark birthday cake on the Bermuda bay present.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ Bermuda bay, whisper white
Ink ~ Bermuda bay, crushed curry and watermelon wonder
Stamp sets ~ Your Presents and Amazing Birthday
Misc. ~ black sequins, black twine and large polka dot embossing folder
I hope you have been inkspired by my take on the sketch.  Leave some "love" and go see what the other designers have created!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Feminine Friday at SSINK

Good Friday morning.  Today I am creating over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  Today its all about being feminine.  So let me begin by saying this card was created in error.  I created it for what I thought was this months card sketch, but well....I was a month late. was last months sketch, but oh well...its never to late to share something creative and beautiful!

I skipped out on getting the July Paper Pumpkin kit (what in the world, I know, why did I do that?!)  Well thanks to my BFFF, Breelin, she knew I wanted it and surprised me with the kit at convention.  For some reason I just love this super cute flower stamp set that it came with.  So much that I used it on this card.  It goes well with the pretty petals DSP stack.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ very vanilla, basic black
DSP ~ pretty petals
Ink ~ calypso coral, basic black, mint macaron
Stamp set ~ July Paper Pumpkin kit 2015
Misc. ~ very vintage buttons, natural twine, embossing folder

Candy Apples at the Fair #FM220

Good Friday morning, thanks for stopping by.  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup and am playing around with Lisa's new challenge for us this week.  Its all about "The Fair".  Who doesn't remember going to the Fair when you were a kid.  Well maybe you still do love going!  I haven't been to one in several years, but besides the fun rides, visiting with friends and the cotton candy, one of the things I remember was getting a candy apple.  Think of what your memories are of the fair, grab those supplies and come play along.  We can't wait to see what you create as always!

Here's your Mashup Challenge this week:
  • Create a project "inspired by the State Fair".
  • Create a project using "Punches".
  • or Mash it Up and create a project "inspired by the Fair using your punches".

My background is created with a piece of white paper embossed in the woodgrain folder and sponged with baked brown sugar ink.  I cut it into two pieces and added a layer of plaid gingham garden DSP and burlap behind it.  My candy apple is created with one 1-3/8" circle and I cut just a small portion off the botton.  I also cut one more in baked brown sugar and used my snips to cut some swirls like caramel coming off the top.  The stick for the apple is actually a pop cycle stick.  I always make sure I have some laying around!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ baked brown sugar, pear pizzazz, whisper white
Ink ~ island indigo, baked brown sugar
Stamp set ~ teeny tiny wishes
DSP ~ gingham garden
Misc. ~ woodgrain embossing folder, regal candy dots, wooden pop cycle stick, burlap, 1-3/8" circle punch, snips
Now that you've seen my "fair" project, leave some "love" and head on over to see what the other designers have created!

Monday, August 3, 2015

SSINKspiration Color Challenge #SSINKCC24s

Good Monday morning!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I ran my first ever "muddler 5K".  It was awesome and I had so much fun!  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and its time for an all new color challenge!  We hope you will decide to play along with our challenge. 
Our awesome color palette for this months challenge......

and this is what I created with it!  I used the background stamp from the You've Got This stamp set and stamped and gold embossed some of the small cluster flowers from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set for the background.  I also stamped two of the large flowers and leaf clusters in gold embossed too and watercolored them in calypso coral and cucumber crush.  I finished it off with some gold ribbon quirls, pearls, gold sequins and I cut out the word "thanks" and embossed it in gold too!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white
Ink ~ versa mark, cucumber crush, elegant eggplant, calypso coral
Stamp set ~ birthday blossoms
Misc. ~ gold embossing powder, gold ribbon, basic pearls, gold sequins, hello thinlits
I hope you have been inkspired by my color challenge card.  Leave some "love" and go check out what the other designers have created.  Don't forget to grab your own supplies and enter our fun challenge with us!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Welcome Baby #FM219

Good Friday morning!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup where Tara has a fun new challenge for us this week!  We can't wait to see what you create and WOW us with!

Here's your Mashup Challenge this week:
  • Create a project using the colors "Pink, Grey & Sky".
  • Create a "Square shaped card".
  • or Mash it Up and created  a "Square shaped card using the above colors".

So seeing these soft color pallet made me think "baby".  One of the stamp sets I own but don't play around with much is the Something For Baby.  Its a fun stamp set with all the baby themed accessories.  One of my favorites is the onsie.  I stamped it in soft sky and added some twisted ribbon behind it and paired it with some retired pink washi tape and embossed my white later in the stars embossing folder and rubbed on some soft sky ink to help them stand out.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, smoky slate
Ink ~ smoky slate, soft sky
Stamp set ~ Something for Baby, And many more
Misc. ~ subtle and neutral candy dots, soft sky ribbon, misc. washi tape, star embossing folder
I hope you have enjoyed my challenge card this week.  Leave some "love" and go see what the other designers created!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

No Bones About It SSINK Swap

Good morning and thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we are having another stamp set focus day.  I don't know about you buy I really love when we are these inspirational days.  Its so awesome to see so many great ideas for one stamp set.  Today's stamp set is "No Bones About It"!

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ crumb cake, whisper white, cucumber crush
Ink ~ crushed curry, tangelo twist, crumb cake
Stamp set ~ no bones about it
Misc. ~ circle framelit set