Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stuck Punch

Have you ever had a punch that didn't close?  It looks broken, it still punches, but just doesn't stay closed so it's hard to store.  Here's how to "un-stick" it.

Monday, March 20, 2017

INKSpiration Challenge SSINKIC #43

This is a pretty challenge with soft pastels and springtime theme.

I love to make wreaths.  Wreaths on cards or wreath on doors or walls...they add such a great touch wherever you put them,  just like this Easter wreath I made for my office door.

So for this challenge I went right for the Circle of Spring stamp set, Wonderful Wreaths framelits and Subtle markers.  But I didn't want the wreath to hang on an ordinary door, so I built a fence using the Hardwood background stamp and set it on grass made using fringe scissors.

You can see other challenge cards made by the SSINK Design Team members by going to the Stampin' Stylin' INKspiration blog.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Card Sketch SSINKCS#43

Card sketches are so much fun!  My cards don't usually have many different shaped layers so this is a good way for me to get outside my box once in a while.

I really took this sketch challenge literally, right down to the diagonal strips and polka dot DSP!  The cardbase circle layer of this card is Night of Navy, the first layer is Daffodil Delight that I ran through the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and the striped and polka dot DSP is from the Regals Designer Paper Stack.  The Night of Navy verse in the center Whisper White circle is from the Layering Love stamp set, and I just added it little red heart to sweeten it up a little.

I've seen some of the cards the other Design Team members made for this challenge, and I they are awesome!  Check them out here.

Friday, March 10, 2017

SSINK Birthday Card

This Birthday Card challenge serves a few purposes for me.....I need a birthday card for the middle of March, and need a new design for our March stamp class.  Handy!

I really like this big, bold stamp from the Big on Birthdays stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  I stamped that in Memento Black on Whisper White then colored the flowers with a variety of markers and adhered that onto a Basic Black cardbase.

Before adhering the Pear Pizzazz layer to the bottom of the card, I ran it through the Petal Burst embossing folder then added a strip of Sweet Sugarplum to connect the top and bottom.  Notice how I left a little black showing?  I think that makes everything pop.

The pearls were a last minute addition.  Works for me!

The other Design Team members have awesome cards on the SSINK blog.  Check them out and leave your comments - we love comments!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SSINK Blog Hop - Sale-a-brate with Us

We have some awesome Sale-a-bration products to show you in this blog hop.  So sit back and "Sale-a-brate" with us!

I just love this new Glimmer Paper from the 2nd release of SAB products.  If you like our traditional glimmer paper, you're going to love this!  What pretty colors:  Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron.

I made this fun card by simply punching 1" circles from the three glimmer papers, randomly popped them up and added "Have a Happy Day" greeting in Bermuda Bay from another Sale-a-bration set, Hey Chick.

Sale-a-brate with the rest of the Stylin' Stampin' Design Team by hopping to the next stamper, and 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 3 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop
Darla R. ~ Stampin' with Darla.  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. Tobe B. ~ The Craft Sea
2. Diana E. ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana
3. Darla R. ~ Stampin' with Darla
4. Cathy A. ~ Maine Mountain Stamper
5. Jennifer G. ~ Jenny G Paper Crafts
6. Jen G. ~ Faith.Grace.Stamp
7. Nichole L. ~ Scrappy Stamps & Ink
8. Kim R. ~ Stampin' with Kim
9. Darcy J. ~ Dj's Stampin' Place
10. Pamela W. ~ Stinky Tofu
11. Donna S. ~ Geek Squad Crafting
12. Cheryl H. ~ Create with Cheryl