Make It Quick!

Earlier this month a family friend had a major surgery that left her in lots of pain. Her daughter put out a request for well wishes, and I wanted to get a card made quick so I could get it in the mail asap. In steps a quick and easy card!

I knew that I wanted to use the greetings from Here For You, but I didn't feel that flowers and butterflies were the appropriate background for the sayings I wanted to use. A "sun" from Kinda Eclectic was just the ticket to add what I needed to this card! The color inspiration came from the Moroccan Designer Washi Tape.

My favorite part of this card is the inside because knowing her family as I do, I'm sure they'll get a giggle out of it just as I did!

Need more INKspiration for quick and easy cards? Check out what the designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration have in store today!

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Lighting Up Summer

Hello! It's time for another Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop and this month we're focusing on all things summer! Our guidelines were wide open for projects to share. We could focus on summer-inspired, scrapbooking summer vacation pictures, or a project to do with kids while they are home for the summer. You'll have to hop along through everyone to see what they chose to share today!

As you hop along, please leave some love on each blog. We love to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop #3 ~ Cheryl from Create with Cheryl. If you get off track, or a next button happens to not work, you'll find the entire hop list at the bottom of this post.

Now that we've got the business out of the way, let's move on to the main event!

Growing up on the farm, one of my favorite things about summer was catching lightning bugs (as we call them here in Kansas). Without street lights, they were easy to see. My parents had a "special" canning jar that I used to catch them in; which basically was one we never used for food, and they used an ice pick to poke holes in the lid. I would pull some grass to put in the bottom, fill the jar with lightning bugs, and keep them in my room. They weren't near as fun to watch the next morning when you couldn't see them light up! That's when I'd release them back in to their habitat.

I actually bought the Jar of Love stamp set because in my opinion it's a little bit country, just like me. I didn't realize that it had these great bugs in with it! Besides being the perfect set to use on my summer-inspired card, the best part is that the coordinating Everyday Jars framelits have the lightning bug framelit so you don't have to fussy cut!

The Serene Scenery designer series paper made the perfect background for a night sky, as well as the "blanket" that my jar is sitting on. The jar lid is embossed with Copper embossing powder. Aren't those Metallic Enamel Shapes perfect for creating a starry night?

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in a wonderful childhood memory with me! Please share your favorite childhood memory in the comments below and then head over to see what Diana has created by using that Next button!

Blog Hop Participant List:
    1. Tobe at The Craft Sea
    2. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
    3. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
    4. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
    5. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
    6. Pamela at Stinky Tofu
    7. Jen at Faith. Grace. Stamp.


    #SSINKCC35, A Red, White, & Blue Color Challenge

    Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are celebrating with a red, white, & blue color challenge.

    The teenage son of a friend from high school injured his arm last week and may have to sit out of football this year. He's super bummed and so she asked for some cards to cheer him up. I realized that I don't have a lot of stamps geared towards teenage boys! (unless they like lots of flowers and butterflies) I finally found the perfect combination of products. I must say that this was a great color combination for a masculine card!

    The blue lines are from Gorgeous Grunge. I inked up the stamp once in Dapper Denim and then stamped 5 times, moving right as I went. The greeting is from Here For You. It's got some great greetings in it! The Real Red embellishments are the new Enamel Shapes in Brights. 

    I used another stamp from Here For You to stamp the inside of the card as well.

    Thanks for stopping by today. Did you know that you can play along with our weekly challenges at Stylin' Stampin' INKspriation. Make your own red, white, and blue project, post it online, and then use the link tool at SSINK to play along. Or you can use #SSINKCC35 as a tag when you post it to any gallery.

    If you're out celebrating today, stay safe!

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    Star birthday!

    Hello! Can you believe that it's already July? Where has 2016 gone?

    Today I am sharing a birthday card I created for a very special young lady. She is a rock star for how she has managed all of the things she has been dealt in life thus far, so I am hoping I can brighten her day a bit with my card.

    This has been the first time that I've actually had a chance to sit down and use some of my new products. Those featured on this card are the Stylized Birthday stamp, Pop of Pink washi tape, and Serene Scenery designer series paper.

    The returning products that you are familiar with are Melon Mambo card stock and ink, Banner framelits, Stars Collection framelits and Lucky Stars embossing folder.

    We have many star themed projects for you today on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog. Please check them out and leave some love!