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.  ;-)


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Growing in Unity Winner (and a PGCB Challenge)


Welcome back to another fun week of crafting and projects from my house.  I need to announce the winner for the Growing in Unity comments from last week.  But first, I want to share a "bonus" Growing in Unity project, that is also a Paper Girls Challenge project.  I used February 2014 SMAK Kit: Camera Ready to make this page about my daughter going Back To School (The Paper Girl's Challenge for 9/2/14: Back to School)

Thank you to everyone who commented on my projects last week!  All your comments were very inspiring.  The winner (courtesy of is:

Beautiful card! Love how you stamped the butterflies onto the background! Lovely sentiment!

Congratulations Kris!  Drop me an email by Sept. 14th at and let me know the 2 Itty Bitty Stamps you would like.  

And don't forget to enter your Back to School projects on The Paper Girls by Sept. 14th everyone!

SSInk: Decorative Masks

Today is Technique Tuesday on SSInk, featuring Stampin' Up's Decorative Masks.  I used the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks for my card.  I first inked over the mask with Night of Navy, concentrating more ink at the top, then working down.  Then I added a second layer of ink, Illuminate, over the top for added sheen and a hint of shimmer.

Stampin' Up's Decorative Masks are one of the best deals in the book.  For $2.95, you get 2-8x8 masks that can work on paper, canvas, and many other projects.  Check out SSInk for bunch of great ideas for using decorative masks.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Wow!  I can't believe today is my last day at the Growing in Unity Girl.  I have so much fun playing with the different styles of Unity Stamp Co. stamps.  Today, I'm going out with a toast and some sparkles.  I'm using the Let's Get SIP FACED stamp set to send out the week with a "Cheers!".  You might be able to tell that I used just a touch of Wink of Stella on the wine bottles to add a little sparkle to them too.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week.  If you have missed any, you can link back here:
Day 1
Day 2

Day 3
Day 4
Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty Stamps.  You have until Monday, Sept 1st to leave comments on today's and all of my blog posts this week.  I will choose 1 winner from all the comments.

If you have enjoyed my projects - and would like to see more - please follow my blog.  When I hit 200 followers, I will send out a little blog candy to one of you!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Growing in Unity - Day 4

Wow! I can't believe it is Thursday - Day 4 of my week at the Growing in Unity Girl.  This week has just flown by.

I have featured some more classical stamps the last couple days.  Today, I'm back to another "punny" stamp.  This time it is from PUN in the Ocean.  Unity Stamp Co knocked it out of the park with this stamp set, in my humble opinion.

I hope you have enjoyed a glance at today's card.  Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty Stamps.  You will have until Monday, Sept 1st to leave comments on today's and all of my blog posts this week.  I will choose 1 winner from all the comments.  If you have missed a day or two, here are the links:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

See you tomorrow for my final Growing in Unity post.

Whale Hugs!