Monday, August 6, 2018

Play along with the SSINK Sketch Challenge


I really like sketch challenges.  Sometimes it seems as though I make the same design over and over again, so this is a good way to do something different.  Try it!



This is the sketch this month....





And this is my challenge card.

Instead of DSP for the vertical and horizontal strips, I used framelits from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.  I used other pieces from that set for the rest of the card.  LOVE those framelits!

The colors are really soft: Very Vanilla, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Crumb Cake.  And of course pearls....gotta have pearls.

See what that the other design team members made for this challenge by going to our blog.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August Stamp Class

It doesn't seem possible that it's time for our August stamp class already!  Where did the summer go?

August's class is Sunday the 12th, 1-3:00.  Here are a few of the cards we will make.





Hope to see you all there!

Monday, July 30, 2018

SSINK - Christmas in July

I always start planning for my big October Christmas Stamp Camp in July.  I start by making several projects using merchandise in the annual catalog, then when the Holiday catalog comes out in September, I make the rest of the projects.

These are the first two cards I made, complete with the mess I made making them!  I am not a neat stamper....just sayin'!

The cute little snowman card is made using the Seasonal Chums stamp set and the coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits. The snowman sits on a white circle and Balmy Blue scallop circle from Layering Circles framelits, then on a Whisper White layer that's been run through the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Last year we made a set of tags using this set, so this year I wanted my stampers to see how to use the same set to make cards.

The pretty poinsetta card is made using the new Stylish Christmas set. The gold embossed swirls makes the card pop.  The colors of this card are what I consider traditional Christmas colors: Real Red and Garden Green.  Very pretty!

July is a great time to start making your Christmas cards.  See what the other design team members have made for their cards by going to the SSINKspiration blog.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Pretty packaging

The other day I needed to wrap and gift quickly.  I mean, I was heading out the door!  So instead of digging out the wrapping paper and ribbon stuffed away in my closet, I looked around my stamp room and came up with this.


I wrapped the gift in tissue paper from a Paper Pumpkin kit and some retired gingham ribbon. That was OK, but it wasn't quite enough.  Then I noticed a white label I had made the night before with the new Stitched Labels Framelits and tucked that under the bow, then stuffed some lavendar from my garden in there for good measure.  Done!

Guess what's inside the package.....12 cards and envelopes!  A totally homemade/homegrown gift!


Friday, July 27, 2018

SSINK - Favorite Bundle


How do I choose a favorite bundle?  Every time I use one, that one is my favorite for the moment!  But I have been having fun with the Bouquet Blooms Bundle this summer.


The stamp set by itself has awesome stamps that make lovely cards, like this one.  I CASEd the card in the SU Annual catalog on page 167.



But this bundle makes much more.  After watching this video, I made a gatefold card.  Then another, then another!





Stampin' Up! thinks of everything and even places the score lines for you!


This is really a fun bundle.  Aren't they all!  See what the other design team members made with their favorite bundles by going to our blog.