Happy Anniversary!

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration is celebrating its first anniversary today! In addition to following our Design Team blog, you can also now follow us on Pinterest and join our special group on Facebook.

Looking back, not only has our design team group grown and evolved, but so have I. One year ago, I was working part-time, making cards as needed, and blogging 3-4 times per month, if that. I was also between my laptop dying and having our new computer built; so I was taking pictures on my phone, editing them on my tablet, and blogging from my tablet. Let me just say; I hope I NEVER have to do that again! It was not a picnic. Now I am working full-time, making cards on a daily, or weekly basis; and blogging an average of 15 times a month. I'm also 25 pounds lighter than I was a year ago.

As I was deciding what to create for this special post today; I decided that I should do a CASE of the card I posted one year ago. After checking out last year's post, this was what I was inspired to create:

I love the new Typeset Designer Series Paper. It is a lightweight and realistic book type paper. I embossed the flowers from Bloom With Hope using Gold Embossing Powder. I had originally thought that I would color them in, but I liked the look of them as they are. Using the Banner Framelits, I layered a piece of Gold Foil Paper behind it. The Argyle Embossing Folder, a length of 1-1/4" Crumb Cake Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and a few Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots rounded out this card.


  1. Such a classy looking card. The gold really makes this card pop! Happy Birthday!