3.31.2015

Stamp Set Focus: Just Sayin'

Hello there! This stamp set must have been made for me, I'm always saying, "just sayin'." So it's a surprise that I didn't own this set. It is available as a digital download for My Digital Studio, so I own it now!


There really are so many great things you can do with this set, and there are even coordinating framelits to go with it so you don't have to fussy cut your sayings. If you're going the digital route, the framelits are "punches" as you will see on my project.


Ever since I got my new camera, Abby has become more willing to have her photo taken. This is one of her favorite spots to sleep: inside the curtain in a west facing window in the late afternoon.

Here is a list of all supplies used in MDS. Don't forget to click the SSINK image below for more great projects. I'm "just sayin'!"

Page 1 Supply List

Background
     Card Stock/Textured Card Stock/Textured Card Stock - Night of Navy

Stamps
    Just Sayin'/Just Sayin' - you're the best, Color = BERMUDA BAY 2,181,160
    Just Sayin'/Just Sayin' - you're the best, Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
    Cute Cats/Cute Cats - mouse, Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
    Cute Cats/Cute Cats - fish, Color = PUMPKIN PIE 255,130,1
    _Designer Kits/Live Your Dreams/Live Your Dreams - bird, Color = SOFT SUEDE 124,103,74

Punches
    Extras/Word Bubble - punches/Word Bubble - punch 2, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255
    Borders/Scallop Edge Punch, Fill Color = BERMUDA BAY 2,181,160
    Borders/Scallop Edge Punch, Fill Color = BERMUDA BAY 2,181,160

   

3.30.2015

Quick & Easy Card

Sometimes you remember almost too late that you need a card. *enter stage left* Quick & Easy Cards to save the day! Each month the designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration provide ideas for Q&E, and today is that day.



  • Lost Lagoon card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection (SAB)
    • 1 of the 4" x 6" cards trimmed down to 4" x 5-1/4"
    • 1 of the 3" x 4" cards
  • Petal Potpourri stamp set & Flower Medallion punch bundle (Hello Honey)
    • Courtesy of Jennifer sending me an assortment
  • Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched ribbon

3.25.2015

3,2,1: Flowers!

Does anyone else remember 3-2-1 Contact!? That's what I thought of when I did my title. My husband (who is a young pup) now thinks I'm crazy.

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we have a 3, 2, 1 challenge. Use 3 Designer Series Paper patterns, 2 punches, and 1 stamp. This is the second time we've had this challenge in our 1.5 years and it always seems more daunting than it is.

Because I had my HUGE stack of DSP in front of me and couldn't decide which I wanted to use, I let the gals from the design team challenge me and pick the three packs I had to choose from. Donna and Bree sure gave me a run for my money, and I used patterns together I wouldn't have picked on my own; but I really love them! I love the DT ladies too; they are pretty awesome gals!



  • Old Olive cardbase - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Stacked With Love DSP - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Flowerpot DSP
  • Typeset Speciality DSP
  • Mosaic punch
  • 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch
  • A Round Array stamp set
  • Memento Black ink
  • Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

3.23.2015

Masculine Monday

Thankfully I remembered that my dad's birthday is in a couple weeks, so I had a subject for my Masculine Monday card this month.

As I was going through my alphabet sets, they were all too big for the space I wanted to stamp them on. Project Life Accessory Packs to the rescue!




3.18.2015

Joy Fold Card

I challenged myself from my norm by trying out the Joy Fold on my card today. It was really easy to do!


  • Lost Lagoon card base - 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla card base - 3" x 8" - scored at 4"
  • Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
    • 4" x 5-1/4"
    • 2-3/4" x 4"
    • 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" 
  • Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock
  • Lost Lagoon ink
  • Best Day Ever stamp set (SAB)
  • Deco Label framelits
  • Best Year Ever embellishment pack (SAB)
Here a couple other angles of the card for you. 



See some other fancy fold cards today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! 


3.17.2015

Awesome Green

Happy St. Paddy's Day! What is your favorite Stampin' Up! green? For me it's hard to pick, but my daffodils are blooming, so I was inspired to use Garden Green.



  • Garden Green card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Pink Pirouette - 2-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  • Naturals White - 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Project Life by Stampin' Up! corner rounder
  • Big News stamp set
  • Garden Green ink
  • Flower Shop stamp set
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Pansy punch
  • Regals Candy Dots - Garden Green
Here's my first bloom of the spring:





3.16.2015

SSINKLS19: Layout Sketch

This sketch that Jenn created for the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team challenge was really fun, easy to create with and very inspiring for me!


There are two things I take pictures of regularly. My projects and the cat. Bet you can't guess which of those I decided to use on my layout! :)


If you are equally inspired by this sketch, we'd love to have you join us by playing along at SSINK!
The "supplies" I used in My Digital Studio are listed below.

Background
     Designer Series Paper/Distressed/So Saffron Distressed

Stamps
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - snow, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193

Punches
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 11
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 4
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 7
    Designer Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Green Tea - designer series paper/Green Tea - 12
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Flowers/Fun Flower - 3, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - a, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - b, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - b, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Alphabet & Numbers/Timeless Type Junior Letters/Timeless Type Junior Lowercase - y, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130
    Borders/Tasteful Trim Shape 1, Fill Color = BLACKBERRY BLISS 78,19,57
    Rounded Corner Punch, Fill Color = SO SAFFRON 253,215,130