6.22.2015

Masculine Monday

In case you need a belated Father's Day card, it's time for Masculine Monday! I went in to my card knowing I wanted to use What's Your Type, and nothing else. After a few tries I got it where I wanted it!



  • Always Artichoke card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Cajun Craze layer - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Brick Wall embossing folder
  • Sahara Sand layer - 3" x 4-1/4"
  • What's Your Type stamp set
  • Delightful Dijon ink (stamped off once)
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Merry Everything stamp set
  • Always Artichoke ink
  • 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Crumb Cake
  • Paper Snips

Be sure to check out inspiration for cards for other men in your life at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration


6.15.2015

#SSINKLS22: Layout Sketch

By now you've probably figured out that I'm a fur mom since I use Abby on all my sketch layouts! This one describes her perfectly as she can be sweet, but is rather sassy most of the time.


Check out more uses of this fun sketch at SSINKspiration and play along with us this week if you would like!



6.12.2015

Product Focus: Cherry On Top

There's a bright new product suite in Stampin' Up!'s neighborhood called Cherry On Top. Within this suite they offer card stock, designer series paper, washi tape, and more! I am featuring the washi tape from the product suite on my card today.



  • Watermelon Wonder card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Pink Pirouette cardstock - 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Cherry On Top Designer Washi Tape
  • Crushed Curry card stock
  • Pink Pirouette cardstock
  • Bermuda Bay ink
  • Another Thank You stamp set
  • Deco Labels Framelits
  • 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents

Here is an image of the complete Cherry On Top washi.


Head on over to Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to check out more of the product suite and see it used in action! 


6.10.2015

Blog Hop Manly Style


With Father's Day right around the corner, the gals at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration decided that this would be a great month for us to INKspire you with a manly blog hop. It seems like masculine cards are harder than others for many people to create. If you are one of those people, saddle up and hop around for some great masculine cards today!

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 - Stamping with Kim on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work, or you get off track; you'll find the full line up below.


I decided to go fairly monochromatic on my card today and feature a new in color: Cucumber Crush. My favorite new product is the corrugated paper. It was the first thing that went on my order on June 2nd! I think I'll find many ways to use it, but for today, I think it has a nice manly feel to it! I also tried out our new Tear Tape. When I saw it was replacing Sticky Strip, I was a little sad because Sticky Strip was a go to adhesive for me. I'm not sad any longer. The Tear Tape is AMAZING! It tears easily, the paper backing comes off easily; and the best part is that it doesn't stick to you and everything else like that red backing did! I used the Tear Tape so as not to smush my corrugated paper.

  • Cucumber Crush card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • 2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack - Cucumber Crush
  • Corrugated Paper - 3" x 5"
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Amazing Birthday stamp set
  • Cucumber Crush ink
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Banner Framelits
  • Neutrals Designer Buttons

Thanks for stopping by! If you started with Diana, then you have reached the end of the hop. If you started elsewhere, or would like to hop through again; you can head over to Diana's blog with that nifty next button below! Happy Stamping! 


Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Cynthia at Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  3. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  4. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  5. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  6. Donna at Organized Chaos
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place <---You are here

Stamp Set Focus: Sprinkles of Life

The designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are focusing on a new stamp set today called Sprinkles of Life. This set is the 2015-2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set; which means a portion of the proceeds from each set purchased is donated to RMHC. To date, Stampin' Up! has contributed over a million dollars to RMHC!

This is probably my favorite RMHC stamp set that we've offered during my 11 years as a demonstrator! You'll soon understand why. With 22 stamps, it is extremely versatile; plus very cute!

Here is my creation for today. I have also submitted it to a new challenge blog I found.


  • Wild Wasabi card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Soft Sky layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Smoky Slate cardstock
  • Versamark Ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Smoky Slate ink
  • Wisteria Wonder ink
  • Very Vanilla layer - 1" x 5-1/4" - trimmed with Tiny Wave Rotary Blade
  • Wild Wasabi ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Sprinkles of Life stamp set
  • Tree Builder punch

Here is a preview of all of the stamps that come in this wonderful set. You can also purchase it in French. You can also purchase the coordinating Tree Builder punch. 





6.08.2015

#SSINKCS22: Card Sketch Challenge

It's time for another card sketch challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. We'd love for you to play along with us if you are so inkspired.


I had a lot of fun with creative license that was inspired by this sketch. I also pulled out a little of the new and a little of the old to play today. 


  • Lost Lagoon card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Work of Art stamp set
  • Lost Lagoon ink
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock - (2) 3-5/8" squares
  • Bohemian Designer Series Paper - (2 different patterns) 3-1/2" squares
  • Delightful Dijon cardstock
  • Watercolor Thank You stamp set
  • Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
  • Delightful Dijon ink
  • Deco Labels framelits
  • Big Shot
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Petite Petals stamp set (again with Blackberry Bliss ink)
  • Petite Petals punch
  • Basic Rhinestones (3)




6.02.2015

New Catalog Countdown: Cucumber Crush


The day we've all been waiting for is finally here! The 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is live! Today is also the last day you can purchase any of the retiring products from the 2014-2015 catalog and the 2015 Occasions catalog.

Today is also the day that we're featuring the last of the new 2015-2017 In Colors. The color du jour is Cucumber Crush. It's a very vibrant green, and perhaps the best green that we currently offer. You can click that big #1 at the top of this post to see how the rest of the SSInkspiration Design Team is "crushing" on this color.

You can also check out the links below to see how I featured the other 4 new colors.
Watermelon Wonder
Mint Macaron
Tip Top Taupe
Delightful Dijon



  • So Saffron card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Cucumber Crush layer - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Blended Bloom stamp set
  • Cucumber crush ink
  • Vellum cardstock - 2-1/2" x 3"
  • Feel Goods stamp set
  • Subtles Candy Dots (So Saffron)

Don't have a copy of the new catalog yet? Message me your address and I'll get one in the mail to you!