Photo Inspiration

I dislike having to make a sympathy card, especially when it's for someone I'm close to. Regardless, a lot of love went in to the coloring of this card.

  • Daffodil Delight card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Blended Bloom stamp set
  • Lost Lagoon ink
  • Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
  • Bloom With Hope stamp set
  • Moonlight DSP stack
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Lost Lagoon Taffeta Ribbon
Check out the photo that inspired this color combination at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration



Today I played along with SSINKCS14, the card sketch challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.

  • Elegant Eggplant card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5-1/4", cut at random diagonal
  • Amazing Birthday stamp set
  • Watercolor Thank You stamp set
  • Pink Pirouette ink
  • Elegant Eggplant ink
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Banners Framelits
  • Regals Designer Buttons


All About the Pumpkins

Thank you for joining us on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop. We are all about pumpkins today. My card was inspired by the pumpkin painting I did in my painting class last week.

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 4 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Donna of Organized Chaos. 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.

  • Pistachio Pudding card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Pistachio Pudding ink sponged on to card base
  • Garden Green card stock - 1" x 5-1/2", trimmed at random with Paper Snips
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock - ran through Texture Boutique with Woodgrain Embossing Folder
  • Punched embossed Pumpkin Pie cardstock with 1-3/4", 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches
  • Early Espresso card stock - punched with Word Window and Ticket Builder Duo 
  • Garden Green cardstock - cut with Spiral Flower die
Here is my pumpkin painting:

Stay tuned as I'll be sharing more of my paintings soon. In the meantime, let's head over the see what pumpkin-y goodness Erica has for us today.


Blog Hop Participant List:

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

For All Things

Today we are featuring the stamp set For All Things at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. This is for sure one of my favorite sets from the Holiday Catalog.

  • Soft Suede card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Cajun Craze layer - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Brushed Gold layer - 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" - punched with 2-1/2" Circle
  • Very Vanilla piece to layer under Brushed Gold
  • All stamped images from For All Things
  • 1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Regals Candy Dots (Cajun Craze)


Technique Tuesday: Bokeh

Bokeh in Japanese means "blur." It is a photography technique that has one clear focal point with the rest of the background out of focus. Bokeh is now taking the stamping world by storm.

There are several different ways to achieve the blurred Bokeh effect. I chose to use my decorative masks and gently rub the ink over them with a sponge dauber. The lighter the touch, the more blurry the effect.

  • Hello Honey card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Cherry Cobbler layer - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Very Vanilla layer - 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Stars & Hearts Decorative Masks 
  • Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke inks
  • 3 Sponge Daubers
  • Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set
  • Versamark ink
  • Cherry Cobbler embossing powder
  • Heat Tool
 Check out more Bokeh inspired cards at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.



This may be my favorite color challenge that I have created! Thanks to Stampin' Up! for giving me these wonderful, rich fall colors to work with.

  • Always Artichoke card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Moonlight DSP
  • Always Artichoke layer - 3" x 3-3/4", embossed with Polka Dots folder
  • Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon - colored with Medium Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities
  • Label Love - stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White, punched with Artisan Label punch
  • A Round Array - stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White, punched with 7/8" Scallop Circle punch
We would love to have you play along with us at SSINK. Link up your blog there, or tag your picture with #ssinkcc14. 


Pumpkin Box

Have you tried out the new Curvy Keepsakes Box yet? I wasn't going to get it; until I saw all the cute things made with it. Then I HAD to have it!

Today was my first time using it. I kid you not, this box took me less than 10 minutes to make!

  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Curvy Keepsakes die
  • Big Shot
  • Fast Fuse (on sale for $8.46 through 10.06.14)
  • Scallop Circle Punch
  • Garden Green cardstock
  • Paper Snips
  • Pumpkin Pie Marker
Check out more Halloween treat bags and boxes at SSINK