CYCI #53-Clean and Quick


  • Pacific Point card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Wisteria Wonder card stock - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder
  • Textured Boutique Machine
  • Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities
  • Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
  • Hello Life stamp set
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Calypso Coral ink


CYCI #52 - Color Challenge

Our challenge this week at Can You Case It? is a color challenge. This was a fun one and made a great baby card!

  • Pool Party card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock - 5-1/4" x 4"
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks
  • Pool Party ink
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Pool Party card stock
  • Big News stamp set
  • Versamark ink
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Ovals Collection framelits
  • Gold Glimmer paper
  • Stars Collection framelits
  • Big Shot


2015 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

How many times have you stared at every single page in the 2015 Occasions Catalog since it went live on Tuesday? Lucky for me, I've had mine for a month, so I've just about got it memorized and I LOVE almost everything in it! We've got a treat for you with our entire blog hop focused on the Occasions Catalog.

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 8 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Heidi at Stuck On Stampin'. 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.

I have said several times before, and will continue to say it, Hello Life is my favorite set in this catalog. I also love the coordinating Hello Life Project Kit. It came with extra hearts, frames, etc. I used one of them on this card. 

  • Whisper White card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Stacked With Love DSP Stack - 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Whisper White card stock - 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"
  • Best Day Ever stamp set (2015 Sale-A-Bration item)
  • Rose Coral ColorBox Chalk Ink Pad
  • Real Red Ink Pad
  • Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today! Let's head over to see what fabulousness Melissa has to share with us today! 

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  2. Donna at Organized Chaos
  3. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  4. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  6. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  9. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  10. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  11. Carrie at Carrie Stamps

You Are Awesome!

I hadn't ever taken notice of Big News in the catalog, but when it went on sale during the Online Extravaganza at the end of November, I decided to order it. I'm so glad that I did. I love it!

I was inspired for the layout from one of the swap cards I had received from Cynthia at our SSINK DT Convention Swap. I liked how she had used the Envelope Punch Board to embellish her layer.

Want to know what else is awesome? This is my 300th blog post! Thank you so much for following! 


Sneak Peek: Big On You

The day has finally arrived! The 2015 Occasions Catalog and 2015 Sale-A-Bration brochure are now live!

We have one final sneak peek to share with you. Today anything goes, so I'm sharing Big On You. Consider it an extension of love cards from this morning's post!

  • Real Red card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Big On You stamp set
  • Real Red ink
  • Banner Framelits & Big Shot with Magnetic Platform
  • Basic Rhinestones
Happy Shopping! 

Valentine Card

Yes, that day of love will be here before we know it, so the ladies at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are helping you get ready today with some cute ideas!

Have I mentioned that Hello Life is my favorite stamp set in the 2015 Occasions Catalog? Also featured is one of the new DSP Stacks, and some fun new ribbon!

  • Calypso Coral card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4"
  • Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack 4" x 5-1/4"
  • White Jute Ribbon
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities
  • Hello Life stamp set
  • Real Red cardstock - 3/4" x 3-3/4"
  • Versamark ink
  • White embossing powder


Sneak Peek - Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree is a gorgeous new stamp set that WILL be going on my next order! In the meantime, check out some samples from the other designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.

Do you know what that 1 means? It means that you can order from the 2015 Occasions Catalog tomorrow!

SSINKCC17 - Winter Blues?

I am in love with the Lotus Blossom stamp set that you can receive for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! Since the flower is in three stamps, it worked perfectly for the color challenge today, which features all blues!

  • Soft Sky card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Night of Navy DSP from Regals Stack - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock - 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Lotus Blosson stamp set (2015 Sale-A-Bration brochure)
  • Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, and Soft Suede inks
  • Hello Life stamp set (2015 Occasions catalog)
  • 1-3/8" Circle Punch
  • Artisan Label Punch
  • Basic Pearls
  • Night of Navy Blendabilities
The Design Team has lots of INKspiration for you today with this color challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! 


Sneak Peek - You Plus Me

Today the sneak peek at SSINK is You Plus Me. Again, I don't have this set just yet; however it's one that you can Bundle & Save with the Stacked With Love DSP I used on my card this morning! Head over to SSINK to see samples from some of the other designers. (They didn't copy off each other, I promise!)

CYCI #51-Sketch Challenge

I'm super excited to announce that I have joined another Design Team! Can You Case It? offers a weekly challenge. This week we have a sketch challenge.

My take on the sketch features Big On You stamp set which will be released Tuesday as part of the 2015 Occasions Catalog. I won it during Prize Patrol last month at the Catalog Release Party! Thanks Stampin' Up!!

  • Coastal Cabana card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/2"
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock layer - 3-3/4" x 4"
  • Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack (2015 Occasions Catalog)
  • Big On You stamp set (2015 Occasions Catalog)
  • Real Red ink
  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon
  • Bright Candy Dots (Real Red)
Can you CASE it? If so, come play along with us! 


Sneak Peek - Wood You Be Mine?

Today at SSINK, we are featuring Wood You Be Mine?. I don't own the set yet, so I have no personal samples to share with you; but if you're in to lumberjacks, you need to head over and check out the other designers' samples!



Sneak Peek: Celebrate Today

Our featured Sneak Peek today is a stamp set called Celebrate Today. It is super cute and fun, AND has matching framelits (thank goodness)! This one is available for purchase in Photopolymer from the Occasions Catalog.

One tip to share with you. I highly recommend that you have the Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive handy if you are going to cut out those banners!

  • Tempting Turquoise card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock - 1" x 4-1/4"
  • Moonlight DSP
  • Celebrate Today stamp set
  • Balloon Framelits Dies
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Gold Bakers Twine
See more of Celebrate Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

2015 Calendar

As promised from Tuesday's tutorial post, here is my full calendar that I created to hang on my wall at work for 2015. Now I'll have Abby with me all the time.

I found all of the holidays at this website to add to my calendar.

Front cover

The supply list is very long, so if you would like to know about a specific element on a page or pages, just ask and I'll get you the info!

I was hoping to have a picture of the printed calendar to share as well, but I didn't get it ordered in time for it to arrive before this post. I'll share it when I get it!


Sneak Peek: Best Day Ever

Today starts our Sneak Peek Countdown at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. Today we are featuring the Best Day Ever stamp set, which is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can get for free!

This was a super quick and easy card featuring Best Day Ever as well as Beach House and All Is Calm Washi Tape.

Happy New Year

My wish for you in 2015 is that you find what makes you happy and do more of it!

What makes you happy? Write it down 100 times and hang them all over your house. Set your intention each morning to do more of that thing!

Here's to a wonderful and fabulous 2015!

Being a part of the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team makes me very happy. We have grown! You can meet all of our new designers today!