3.04.2015

Featuring Simply Pressed Clay

I admit, I was really excited when the Simply Pressed Clay came out, and lately it's been hiding in the back of my craft cabinet. Today it resurfaced!


I knew I wanted to use that really cute bee that I hadn't inked up yet, and thought I'd go for a boy card this time. I have the flower and button molds...so buttons it was!

To get the shade that I did, I used 5 drops of Tempting Turquoise re-inker in this much clay:


That is a 1-3/4" circle that it's sitting on. 


A few tips for getting your clay out of the molds: the more ink you add to the clay, the longer you have to let it sit. A few minutes in the freezer works wonders. I also let the clay dry out a little before putting it in the molds. However, when it got too dry, it didn't work well. Massaging it in my fingers moistened it just enough to make it work again. Also, I didn't even use 1/8" of the amount that I dyed. A little goes a LONG way! 

Much like fingerprints, in my world, no two buttons are the same! 




3.02.2015

#ssinkcc19: Color Challenge


I made sure we featured the outgoing In Colors in our Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team color challenges during the last few months before they retire. Last month we had Coastal Cabana (*shed a tear*), this month we've got Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar (*another tear*).

One of my co-workers in retiring in two short weeks (more tears), so I made this card for the office to sign for her.


  • Baked Brown Sugar card base - 8-1/2" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Perfect Plum and Strawberry Slush layers - 2-1/2" x 5" - embossed with Fancy Fan folder
  • Lullaby DSP - 2-3/4" x 8"
  • Work of Art stamp set
  • Hello Life stamp set
  • Strawberry Slush ink (stamped off)
  • Perfect Plum ink
  • Squares Collection framelits
  • Basic Rhinestones
If you are INKspired and would like to play along with us, click on the SSINK image below! 


2.26.2015

Stamp Set Focus: Big On You

The Big On You set available in the 2015 Occasions catalog has so many possible uses and it great for quick and easy cards.



  • Mossy Meadow card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Adventure Bounds DSP Stack
  • Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Maker
  • Big On You stamp set
  • Stampin Trimmer with Rotary Addition and Tiny Wave Cutting Blade

2.24.2015

Paper Pumpkin

These were from the Paper Pumpkin kit that arrived in January. These little treat bags were a lifesaver! I needed valentine treats for everyone at work, and between work and school didn't have time to get creative. Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!


2.18.2015

Be Happy

This cold, winter weather is for the birds. Yeah, I know, I live in the midwest, I should be used to it by now! But enough focusing on the negatives of winter. I made a card today to make us all happy!


This is my favorite set from the 2015 Occasions Catalog. It is called Hello Life. Walking outside would make me happy, but since I'm not crazy enough to do that, I'm going to do have to go do the other thing that makes me happy...STAMP! Hey, the card told me to!



2.17.2015

CASE the 2015 Occasions Catalog

My inspiration for today's card comes from page 34 of the 2015 Occasions Catalog.



  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine
  • Bermuda Bay cardstock
  • Best Day Ever stamp set (SAB)
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • Heat Tool
  • Regals Buttons

2.16.2015

#SSINKLS18 - Sketch Challenge

We've got a great layout today at SSINK for you to use on any love pictures you may have from this last weekend.


I created my page today in under 10 minutes in My Digital Studio. (Thanks Donna for telling me about the search feature!) My page features my two loves. (That's more of my husband than I can usually get in a picture, so really it's just Abby!)