Monday, February 20, 2017

INKspiration Challenge: SSINKIC#42

OK... I have to admit...I almost gave up on this challenge!  I think my problem is I take things too literally, and I tried and tried to put all the colors, design and images together just like the photo.  But when I gave up on that and simplified things, I really like what I came up with.

I concentrated on a triangle of images: the group of balloons on the top left, the sunshine on the horizon and the field of lavendar on the bottom.  Then I softened the colors a bit by using Perfect Plum as the cardbase and verse layer and Mint Macaron as the layer behind the butterflies.  I used Kinda Eclectic to create the triangle of images:  upper left, three butterflies; horizon, sunburst; and rows of polka dots for lavendar on the bottom

Hope you like it.  Take a look at how the other team members interpreted this challenge HERE on the SSINKpiration blog.  Please leave the design team members comments on their creations - we love to hear from you!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Beautiful You

I didn't think much of this stamp set until I started seeing it posted around and saw all the possibilities it holds.

Here I made a different card with a different technique for each of the lovely ladies.

The pretty dancer on the left is painted using an ink pad and aquapainter.

The polka dot dress and yellow umbrella in the middle are paper pieced from DSP.

The stylish model on the right is colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Pretty. Pretty. Pretty.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SSINK Stash Busters

This Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration challenge is a little different and a lot of fun.  Stash Busters is a great way to use up your stash of paper pieces because we can never throw any little piece of paper away!

These colorful circles are made from scraps of DSP from the Playful Palette paper stack and the Layering Circles Framelits.  They are adhered onto a Very Vanilla layer then run through the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and adhered onto a layer of Basic Black.  The Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon is holding a tag with a verse from Best Birds.  More Playful Palette scraps are the last layer before the cardbase of Peekaboo Peach.

The other SSINKspiration design team members have made more great cards with their stash.  Check them out here.

Monday, February 13, 2017

SSINK Card Sketch Challenge

Sketch challenges are fun for me because I tend to get stuck doing the same few designs for everything.  I like this one for its strong geometric shapes.

I used the new Nailed It stamp set, Build It framelits and Urban Underground DSP from the Urban Underground Suite in the Occasions catalog.  The shapes are set on a layer of Soft Suede cardstock on a Sahara Sand cardbase.

Make sure you visit SSINKspiration to see what other design team members created.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Join now and save

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!  now is the time.  During Sale-a-bration you will get $125 worth of products for onlly $99, PLUS two additional stamp sets!

These are a few of the benefits you would enjoy as a demonstrator:

- A 20 to 25 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories.
- It's a great way to support your love of stamping, paper or digital crafting, home decor-whatever your passion may be!
- Extra income based on your sales and recruiting-just how much extra income is up to you!
- A flexible schedule-this is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you'd like!
-  Support from Stampin' Up! through audio and video trainings, a bimonthly magazine, and a demonstrator-only website with thousands of ideas!
    To quickly and easily sign up go online here

    Contact me if you have questions.  Whether local or long distance, I'd love to have you on my team!