Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SSInk: Quick & Easy Cards


Today's feature on SSInkspiration is Quick & Easy Cards, featuring Stampin' Up products.  I had about 15 minutes from when I put my daughter on the bus and the postman was coming, so I quickly whipped up this card.

I love SU's Designer Paper Stacks.  Their 4x6 size makes it great for making quick cards.  Here I used the Moonlight stack.  To add a little depth to the "Happy Birthday" from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set by stamping in both Slate and Black, and popped up over a couple punched shapes.  And off this card went, in the mail on time!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PGCB: Anything Goes


It has been a while since I posted a scrapbook page.  I have to admit, I've missed scrapping.  I've been focusing on other things lately, but I will be back to scrapping even more...soon.

But I did find time to finish this page.  I admit, I started it a while ago.  I got stuck on how to finish it, so it sat in a box waiting until the time when the thought came to me.  So when The Paper Girls challenge of Anything Goes came up, I thought why not pull this page out and figure out what it needed.  It turns out, after adding the title and some simple hand doodling, it was complete.

Don't forget to enter your creations on The Paper Girls.  You have until November 1st to link up your projects.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Growing in Unity Blog Hop


Welcome to the Growing in Unity Blog Hop!  I was so excited when Unity Stamps asked me to join in the fun.  And I'm so glad to have you here.  Hopefully you came here from Tracy's blog.  If you didn't, you can find the complete list of participants at the bottom of this post.  You don't want to miss a stop.  One lucky commenter will be selected to win a month of Stamp of the Week (SOTW) stamps!  

We were given this week's SOTW stamp to work with: Winter Forest.  I fell in love with the trees when I took the stamps out of the package.  My first thought was to make a window card (and I still may!)...then I went a completely other direction.  Check it out!

Aren't these little canvases cute?  When I found them at a local discount store, I didn't know what I was going to do with them.  Originally, I thought they would be fun for my kids to draw on.  But when I saw the stamps, I knew they would be a perfect fit.  So I grabbed some watercolors to create a chilly background.

I used some Momento ink and the same watercolors to color in the the trees.

Last bit was to add a little sparkle with some stars and a silver pen.  And there you go!  My first Holiday decoration of the season.  

Thank you for visiting.  If you aren't a follower, I would love it if you would be.  Don't forget to comment along the hop for a chance to win a month of SOTW stamps!  As promised, here are all the stops:

1 Tracy 
2 Kristy  
3 Sheryl
4 Christina
5 Crystal
6 Angela
7 Mandi


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SSInk: Watercolor Wednesday


In keeping with the watercolor theme we have had on my blog this month (you still have time to enter the Paper Girl's Watercolor Challenge!!!), I have a card featuring Stampin' Up products for SSInkpsiration's Watercolor Wednesday.

I used the Lucky Star Textured Expressions Embossing Folder on white, first, then added layers of watercolors to over the embossed Stars.  A diecut B with a little faux stitching, some White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim, and a stamped sentiment from the Flower Patch set complete the card.

I can't wait to see your watercolor projects!


Monday, September 15, 2014

2 for 1: Concentrate

Happy Monday!

Today's 1 layout for 2 teams.  :-D  I love when I can combine projects.

The layout is based on the sketch on SSInkspiration today.  I loved that I could features papers from the Stampin' Up All Abloom Designer Series Pack on my layout, along with the Sans & Stripes stamp set to make the title.

Today's challenge on The Paper Girls is to use watercolors on your project.  I love the soft element that the watercolors add to this layout.

Make sure you play along with these challenges!  And most of all, have fun!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SSInk: Fall Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the SSInk Fall Blog Hop!  All of my fellow SSInkers have created some wonderful projects using Stampin' Up products.  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 #7 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Bree at Craft-Somnia.  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.

When I saw the new Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper in the Holiday catalog, I knew I wanted to use it for my Fall Project.  There are so many fun patterns in this collection, great for more than just the fall season! Using the 2014-2016 Stampin' Write Markers, I colored the Thanksgiving stamp the Mingle All the Way stamp set and finished with an Autumn Wooden Element.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please hop on to Shellie's blog at Craft Smashup.  If you haven't visited all the blogs, I encourage you to start at back at Cynthia's blog and hop all the way through.


Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  2. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  3. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
  4. Pam at Stampin' in the Sun
  5. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  6. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  7. Bree at Craft-Somnia
  8. Kristina at Mama's Sanity
  9. Shellie at Craft Smashup
  10. Kim at Stamping with Kim

Monday, September 8, 2014

SSInk: Card Sketch


It is Card Sketch Monday on SSInk, .  Today's sketch was a very outside of the box sketch for me, but I had fun with it.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the card:

I decided to do a half card front, featuring The All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack and A Happy Hooray stamp set by Stampin' Up.  I'll be sliding a set of Jamberry Nails wraps in this card and mailing it off to my big sis.  Shhhh...don't tell her.  ;-)