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


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!


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!


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


#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!)


I {Heart} Love

Welcome to our hop! This month we are full of heart! Which was perfect timing because today is 10 year anniversary of my husband and my first date. As soon as I got done making my card for the hop I said, "Here honey. Happy date-iversary!"

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 5 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kathy of Katrina P's Creative Corner. 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.

  • Real Red card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 41/4"
  • Happy Heart textured embossing folder
  • Hello Life project kit - 2 silver hearts, 1 white/gray chevron
  • Vellum cardstock - 3/4" x 3"
  • Real Red ink
  • Sheltering Tree stamp set
  • Neutrals Candy Dots
Please share the love and leave me a comment below of who or what warms your heart. Then use that Next button to hop over to check out what Cynthia has made to share with us today. 

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life 
  2. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  3. Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating
  4. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  5. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  6. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  7. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  8. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  9. Shellie at Craft Smashup
  10. Breelin at Craft-Somnia Momma
  11. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  12. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  13. Tonya at Stampin' with Tonya



When you start creating, where do you get your inspiration from? You may stare at your supplies waiting for them to speak to you, you might turn to the catalog or Pinterest. Inspiration can come from anywhere! Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, our designers were inspired by this picture from westelm.com.

My color inspiration came from the wall, sectional and throw pillow. The design for my card mainly came from the throw pillow and the vase of flowers.

  • Soft Sky card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Island Indigo Patterned DSP - 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Squares Collections framelits
  • Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede card stocks
  • Decorative Dots embossing folder
  • Love Is Kindness single stamp
  • Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities
  • Paper Snips


#SSINKCS18 - Card Sketch

Join us today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration for our monthly card sketch challenge!

  • Smoky Slate card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Flashback Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock - 3" x 5"
  • What's Your Type? stamp set
  • Pool Party ink
  • Smoky Slate ink
  • Celebrate Today stamp set
  • Pool party card stock
  • Balloon framelits
  • Gold Baker's Twine


CYCI#56 - Color Challenge

It's almost Valentine's Day. Are you ready? If not, here's a little red, black and white inspiration for you; courtesy of our Color Challenge at Can You Case It?.

  • Basic Black card base - 4-1/4" x 11" - scored at 5-1/2"
  • Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper
  • Basic Rhinestones
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red Ink
  • stamps from Filled With Love My Paper Pumpkin January Kit
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
What else is black, white, & red all over? Check it out at CYCI? and play along with us!


Celebrate Today

Are you ready to celebrate? Today let's celebrate baby. No reason, I had just already made enough birthday cards with this set, I felt like I should mix it up.

This card features the Celebrate Today Photopolmyer Bundle, available for $36.25 in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog. The bundle includes the Celebrate Today stamp set which covers wedding, birthday, & baby; as well as the coordinating Balloon Framelits.

There are several more bundles available in the Occasions catalog. When you purchase a bundle, you save 15% versus if you purchased the items individually. See some of the other bundles in action at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.


All About the Love

Have you heard of My Paper Pumpkin? It's a great monthly subscription service that Stampin' Up! offers with a new surprise kit each time! The January kit was Filled With Love and came with 24 cello bags, toppers, hearts, banner tags, gold clips and special baker's twine. Since I really don't have 24 people to give treats to, I used part of it to make a card!

Here's the treat bag that I made:

Did I mention that My Paper Pumpkin also comes with stamps each month? Everything you see in this picture came in the kit, except the candy hearts.

Da da dum. And now for the card.

The twine, clip, tag, and heart and the Love stamp were all in the Filled With Love kit, along with a Real Red ink spot. This card also features a Bermuda Bay card base, Melon Mambo embossed with the Happy Heart folder, and the Bermuda Bay sequin trim.

There's more love for you at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration today!


Technique Tuesday - Floating Window Card

We have a super fun technique to share with you at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration today. It's called a Floating Window Card. Make sure to stop over at SSINK today as one of our own created a tutorial to share with you.

When I was designing this in my mind, I kept trying to figure out which stamp set I had that would work well. Then it hit me. Lotus Blossoms float on water. I knew immediately that Lost Lagoon would be my card base.

A tip: I have had my Rotary Blade on my Stampin' Trimmer since I ordered it. For this technique, it was easiest to put the original cutting arm back on and use the original blade that comes with the trimmer.

  • Lost Lagoon card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4" with window cut out
  • Whiper White card stock 1" x 5-1/2"
  • Remember This stamp set
  • Lost Lagoon ink
  • Mosaic punch
  • Basic Rhinstones
  • Wisteria Wonder blendabilites - Dark
  • Whisper White card stock scraps
  • Lotus Blossom stamp set
  • Pink Pirouette ink
  • Strawberry Slush ink
  • Stampin' Trimmer


#SSINKCC18 - Color Challenge

When I started creating color combinations for our monthly challenges, I wanted to make sure that we used all of Stampin' Up!'s colors before I started repeating any of them. These were the last three colors that I had left to use. I thought it was going to be weird, but when I started working with these colors, they actually complement each other really well!

Here is the card that I had a blast making!

I used a whole lot of emboss resist today! The background paper is the fabulous Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! You get 12 sheets of DSP that is all white and then you can color it however you like. In this case I sponged it with Tangelo Twist ink. There are six different embossed designs with it.

I stamped the Watercolor Thank You stamp on Whisper White card stock with Versamark ink and then embossed it with the Clear Embossing Powder. Then I sponged over it with Coastal Cabana ink. I finished it off with two white Candy Dots from the Neutrals pack. Voila, there you have it. Quick, easy and colorful!

Please check out what the other designers did with this fun color combo. We'd also love to have you play along with our challenge if you're so INKspired.


CYCI #55 - Sketch Challenge

I love our sketch challenge this week at Can You Case It?. I decided to be a little rebellious with it and get creative with the shape.

  • Hello Honey card base
  • Adventure Bound DSP stack
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Pool Party card stock
  • Daydream Medallion stamp set
  • Big News stamp set
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Gold Bakers Twine
Please join us and play along with this challenge at CYCI?!