#SSINKCS32: Card Sketch Challenge

Hello! Bree provided us with a fun sketch for this month's challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.

I took a little creative liberty with the challenge, because I didn't want my flowers to overshadow my greeting.

This was the first time that I inked up Crazy About You, which I stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight classic ink on Daffodil Delight card stock. I then used the coordinating Flower Medallion punch to cut it out. I was going to add some vellum butterflies, but I liked the simplicity of just a single flower image. I did feel like it needed an extra pop so I added the Perfect Plum Regals Candy Dot.

The base is Watermelon Wonder. I really didn't like this color when it was released, but it has really grown on me. The green patterned layer, as well as the banner that I stamped the Happy Birthday on are both from Going Places Designer Series Paper stack. The larger banner is Pear Pizzaz card stock. The banners were created using the Banner Triple punch. The happy birthday is from That Thing You Did and is stamped in Watermelon Wonder classic ink.

Make sure to check out the other Design Team members cards at SSINK, and play along with us by linking up at SSINKspiration or using #SSINKCS31 as a tag on your photo when you post it to a gallery.


Do the Sale-A-Bration Hop

It's time for our monthly blog hop at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we're featuring Sale-A-Bration! As you hop along, please leave some love for each of our designers. We love hearing from our followers! You may be starting the hop here, or you might have just came from stop #7 - Pamela at Stinky Tofu. If you get off track, the blog hop list is at the bottom of this post.

I featured three SAB items on my card today. The Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, which is still available while supplies last, a clear card with a frame printed on it from the Memories In the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection, and perhaps my favorite, one of the new products, the Metallics Glitter Tape. If you need to add some shimmer and shine to any project, this is the item for you!

The other products that I used are Daffodil Delight card stock, Pacific Point classic ink, and Enjoy the Little Things stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Let's head over to Jenny G's next and see what she has in store for us.

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  2. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  3. Kathy at Kathy's Stamping World
  4. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  5. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  6. Melissa at The Stamp Doc
  7. Pamela at Stinky Tofu


#SSINKCC31: March Color Challenge

I might be biased, but I think this is a pretty awesome color challenge. If you think so too, you should play along with us at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! If you don't blog, you can also post to Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, etc using #SSINKCC31.

I may or may not be a little behind on mailing out birthday cards, so I'm trying to get caught up. I love the font of the Happy Birthday in the new set, That Thing You Did. I also pulled out an old favorite that I haven't inked up in awhile, Blended Bloom. I embossed the flower with Winter White embossing powder using Versamark and my Heat Tool. 

Of these three colors, Lost Lagoon is my favorite. To make the layer stand out a bit more, I used the Boho Chic textured impressions embossing folder. In addition to stamping the greeting in Rich Razzleberry classic ink on the Pink Pirouette card base, I also added three Rich Razzleberry Brights candy dots. 


Ribbons & Thank You

Hello! Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we are focusing on Stampin' Up! ribbons. Stampin' Up! offers a great selection of ribbons, and I may or may not be a hoarder!

Today's thank you card features two of my favorite ribbons: Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim and Gold 1/8" Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check out SSINK for more INKspiring cards featuring SU! ribbons!


Happy Washi Tape Birthday

Hello! Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we are featuring projects made with washi tape. I had to sign up to join this post because my washi has been neglected lately, though it seems to be reproducing!

I'm focusing on making lots of birthday cards currently so I can be prepared for the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement. If you haven't heard about it, several Stampin' Up! demonstrators are participating and gathering birthdays and address so we can get back to mailing cards to people. That was honestly why I loved my birthday so much when I was little. I ran to the mailbox (which was at least an 1/8" of a mile from our house) everyday for a week leading up to my birthday just to see if there were cards in there! I also did it for my parents' birthdays, though having to wait for them to open their cards, wasn't as much fun!

Back to the card! It features the Cherry On Top washi. I used the dot pattern to create a background. By itself it looked like a science experiment or one of those vision tests that you look for the number in all the colored dots. The banner below the greeting was made by using two strips of the green washi on a 1" piece of whisper white card stock. Then I used the Banner punch on the ends.

If you would like to be added to my birthday list, use the contact form to email me your birthday (month and day only) and your address. Also, check out the other washi projects at SSINK!

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#SSINKCC30: Color Challenge

Greetings! As I type this it is nice and sunny outside, but I have a feeling that by the time you are reading this, the weather will have changed back to winter. Welcome to Kansas!

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we are featuring our monthly color challenge. These colors could be used for Valentine's, Spring, or anything your heart desires! I used them to create a Thinking of You card.

The details of this card are pretty straightforward and the product list is below. If you have any questions though, leave them in the comments below!

Please check out the other designers' color challenge creations at SSINK. You can also play along with us using the link tool through Sunday afternoon!

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Project Life Quick & Easy

I love how Project Life makes scrapbooking quick and easy! Did you know that you can also use it for quick and easy cards?

I used a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, that thankfully in this picture you can't tell that my beloved Abby has chewed on. Silly crafty kitty! Since it's for my husband, I know he won't mind teeth marks in his card.

I stamped one of the greetings from Groovy Love in Bermuda Bay ink, and then layered one of the cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life Speciality Card Collection. By the way, that Project Life card collection is a Sale-A-Bration item! I used some of the Bermuda Bay Washi Tape from the Bohemian Designer Washi Tape collection to attach the PL card.

Super fast, super easy, and perfect for the hubby. I love Project Life!

Make sure to stop over at the SSINKspiration blog to see what how the other designers used Project Life today!

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