Monday, January 16, 2017

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Challenge

I immediately knew what I wanted to use for this challenge card, and I think it turned out great!

The cardbase is Smokey Slate cardstock with a layer of Blushing Bride which was stamped in Blushing Bride ink using Bloomin' Love stamp set.  The Rose Red and Vellum intricate hearts from the Bloomin' Hearts' Thinlits sit on a piece of Whisper White.  The flowers and strips along the bottom are made with Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  Add a few pearls and it's done!

Check out the other challenge INKspiration cards here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Balloon Adventures

As some of you know, this is my birthday month.  Not week.  Not day.  MONTH!  And let me just's a big one!  So, I think it's only appropriate to show some awesome birthday cards and products that will make sending cards to all your January birthday friends simple and fun.

The Balloon Adventures Stamp (#142823 $26.00) set has 17 fun photopolymer stamps that work for everyone. I didn't get this set with my first Occasions order, but I just may have to get it soon.  And of course I will have to bundle it (#142753 $33.00) with the super cute Balloon Pop-Up thinlits that coordinate so perfectly with it.


Watch this fun video from Stampin' Up! to see how easy it is to make a pop up card using this thinlit.

But wait!  There's more!  Remember the Balloon Bouquet Punch from the annual catalog?  It works with that too!

Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

SSINK Blog Hop - Birthday for Everyone

Blog hops are so much fun!  As you "hop" from one blog to another you get great ideas from talented stampers.  This blog hop features birthday cards - we always need ideas for those.  Enjoy!

This simple birthday card uses two single stamps:  Definitely Dahlias and Stylized Birthday.

The cardbase, flower color and ruched ribbon and done in Sweet Sugarplum.  The bottom of the black layer is embossed using the Petal Burst embossing folder.

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 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop -  Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp. 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.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp
2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper
3. Diana E. at Stampin' Fun with Diana
4. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
5. Darcy J. at Dj's Stampin' Place
6. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
7. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
8. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink
9. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
10. Darla R. at Stampin' with Darla
11. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping
13. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
14. Bree R. at Craft-somnia Momma
15. Tonya B. at Stampin' with Tonya
16. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim

Monday, January 9, 2017

SSINK January Sketch Challenge

This is the first sketch challenge of 2017 for Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration, and the first one ever for me!

Most of the products I used for this card are from the new Occasions catalog.  The sentiment stamp is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set, the designer paper is Falling In Love, and the pretty Very Vanilla doily is one of the new double sided Lace Doilies.  The cardbase is Soft Sky, other cardstock colors are Very Vanilla and Sweet Sugarplum and the ink color is Sweet Sugarplum.  The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri set, punched using the Bitt Butterfly Punch.  The pretty banner is made using the handy Banner Triple Punch.

Visit Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to see other sketch challenge cards and vote for your favorite.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Detailed Design - Sale-a-bration

It's Sale-a-bration time!  That means FREE merchandise with the purchase of every $50 from the Occasions and/or annual catalog.  We love free!

This lacey set is one of the free products you can get.  There's five different photopolymer lace stamps - I just put one on top of the other on a big clear block, stamped in Versamark, covered with white embossing powder and heated.  What pretty results!