Bookmarks for Brenda

One of my co-workers has a friend who is turning 50 this week. The birthday girl often has lunch with her friends, but all of these friends haven't met each other. The five of them decided to get together and celebrate her birthday by taking her out to lunch on Saturday.

Donna wanted to commemorate the occasion for each of them and had me make these bookmarks.

I typed up the saying and added the stamped image in MDS. I printed them out on Whisper White cardstock and trimmed them down. Donna had given me a sample of the ribbon that she was using to decorate with and it was a perfect match to Bashful Blue. I happened to come across ONE 12" x 12" piece of Bashful Blue cardstock in my retired stash!

I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and then adorned each one with 1/8" Silver Ribbon.


SSINKLS16 Layout Sketch

Good day! Third Monday of the month means it's layout sketch challenge day at SSINK. MDS got a work out from me today!

This sketch was perfect to document one of several pictures I took at our office Christmas party. The last two years we have done a White Elephant exchange with a twist. I have each person give me a random fact about themselves prior to the party. I then make up clues so people have to figure out who they have and trade gifts with that person. Each person ends up trading gifts twice; once when you find the person your clue was about, and once when the person who had the clue about you finds you. It serves for lots of laughs and a little bit of chaos. It was also impossible to get everyone in one shot, so this is only 1/4 of the people!

We'd love to have you play along if Kim's sketch inspires you. Just head over to Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!


There's How Many Days Until Christmas?

There are only 14 more days until Christmas! Are you ready? I hope so, but if not, the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team gals are here to help you out!

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 four on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Cynthia of Ink-A-Doodle Creations. 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.

Our office participated in a Festival of Trees last week. We decorated a tree, and donated all of the decorations that we used. The trees were then auctioned off to raise money for scholarships. The winner of our tree sent me a copy of their eGreeting; which featured our tree.

This got me thinking. "eGreeting; what a great idea!" I used My Digital Studio and a pre-made 6"x6" greeting card template from Christmas Jingle. I added the Basic Rhinestones on the ribbon, as well as an Ornament Keepsakes punch, text, and a photo box. Since Abby, my cute, obnoxious little crafty buddy, is the center of our household, she had to be prominently featured!

Time to head over to see what Bree has in store for us today! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  2. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  3. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  5. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
  6. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  7. Donna at Organized Chaos
  8. Tonya at Stamp with Tonya
  9. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'


#ssinkcs16 Card Sketch Challenge

Today is Card Sketch Challenge day at SSINK. Remember you can play along by linking up with us, or tagging #ssinkcs16 when you upload your photo to a gallery.

One of my co-workers turns 50 tomorrow, so I thought this layout along with Bombs Away Birthday made a perfect card for her.

I used the 1/2" Circle Punch to create the notches in my banner. 

In keeping with my Embossing Challenge, I used black embossing powder on the inside.


December Birthday & A Challenge

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we are celebrating December birthdays. Only one of the Design Team members has a birthday this month, so I'm guessing she knows what card she's receiving from me!

I love heat embossing because it adds so much elegance to a card and it is so easy. It's definitely a great addition this time of year. Therefore, I am issuing myself a 31 day embossing challenge. Time to get really creative!

  • Brushed Silver cardstock
  • Night of Navy cardstock
  • Lucky Stars embossing folder with Texture Boutique
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Bright & Beautiful stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
  • VersaMark ink
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Star Framelits and Bitty Banners Framelits with Big Shot
  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Silver 1/8" Ribbon


#ssinkcc16 Color Challenge

This is perhaps one of my favorite color combos. What do you think? 

Last week I wanted to make a card with Cheerful Christmas, but couldn't find it. (Abby knocked off the table behind a bag.) Today I wanted to use Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. I finally found it under another bag. I'm happy to report that my stamp table does actually have a flat surface on top and I can once again see it, along with all the carpet under and around said table. Any other cluttered stampers out there? 

  • Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla cardstocks
  • Cheerful Christmas stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Labels Framelits
  • Big shot
We'd love to have you play along with our color challenge today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration


Black Friday is NOW!

Happy Black Friday. Did you get out and about today for shopping? Regardless of your answer, I've got some great deals for you! My card features three items currently deeply discounted through the Online Extravaganza!

  • Perfect Banners Clear-Mount Bundle (Perfect Pennants & Banner Framelits) -$48.90 $34.22
  • Hearts Border Punch - $15.95 $7.97
  • Big Lullabye Clear-Mount Bundle (Lullabye DSP & Big News) - $42.90 $32.00
  • Pistachio Pudding card base  
Ready for more deals? Use hostess code MY9FRJP6 to place an order with me today. I am giving a free gift with each purchase during Online Extravaganza. But I think the pot should be even sweeter today. Each person who places an order with me between 12:00am and 11:59pm Friday, November 28, 2014 will receive free shipping on all orders placed with me during the next 12 months. You must contact me directly with your order, or use hostess code MY9FRJP6 to order online to be eligible. 

Happy shopping! When you need a break from shopping, or more inspiration check out the other design team cards at SSINK!