Friday, January 27, 2017

Tasty Cupcake Truck

It's Fridayyyyyy....yay!!!
That means it's time for an all new Friday Favorites at SSINK and this week we are sharing our favorite Sale-a-Bration item.  It's impossible for me to pick just one favorite, but my favorite for this week is the Tasty Trucks stamp set.  What's not to love?!?!  Tacos....LOVE.  Icecream....LOVE.  Cupcakes....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  And there is just so much more to this set!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Set ~ Tasty Trucks
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder
So stinking cute!!!  The fun food truck has me longing for our food truck nights...summer can't get here soon enough!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team might notice a theme!
Happy Stamping!

#TGIFC92 ~ Inspired by the amazing Jeanna Bohanon

Hello stampers and TGIF!!!  It's the day of the week we all long for because we know at the end of the day we have the weekend ahead of us and a few days away from the daily grind!
Speaking of Friday...TGIF is taking on a whole new meaning for me as I have been asked to be a part of the amazing TGIF Challenges design team!  It is a true honor to be joining a team of such amazing talent!
And speaking of amazing talent, my sweet friend Jeanna is in the spotlight today and we are creating based on inspiration from her beautiful creations!
I've followed Jeanna's blog for quite some time now and LOVE her work! 
I was drawn to THIS card that Jeanna made a while back for her anniversary...
 #TGIFC77 Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Anniversary card by Jeanna Bohanon
It's been a while since I've inked the Jar of Love set up, so it was due for a little attention.  I added the Friend sentiment in place of the Love sentiment that Jeanna used as this card was sent to pretty lady who celebrated her birthday yesterday!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Sweet Sugarplumb, Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Stamp Set ~ Jar of Love
Other Supplies ~ Everyday Jars Framelits, Succulent Garden Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday!!
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sending Love Your Way

Hello stampers!
We made it through Monday, which means we are on to Tuesday and an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge and this week we have a fun sketch!
This card could be used for Valentine's Day or maybe just to brighten up someone's day...everyone always needs a little love sent their way! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Love & Affection
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Copper Metallic Thread
I forgot how much I love this DSP!  I've been trying to do better about using up what I have before I buy more, which is NOT an easy task, but it does get me pulling out some of my forgotten treasures!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cloud Nine Birthday ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

How is everyone doing?!?  Still battling the winter weather or is it warming up for you?  After a crazy ice storm early last week, we are finally starting to warm up and our snow is almost all gone.  All of the melted snow has left us with a soggy, muddy mess of a yard, but I'll take it over the single digit temps and 12+ inches of snow!

The little bit of sunshine we had this weekend had me thinking of warmer weather and blue skies.  While we are still a couple of months away from that, I can at least dream of it with paper and ink!  I absolutely love the hot air balloons in the Life Me Up Bundle, which coordinates perfectly with the Carrie Away DSP in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Paper ~ Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach,Whisper White, Carried Away DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink ~ Watermelon Wonder
Stamp Set ~ Lift Me Up
Other Supplies ~ Up & Away Thinlits, Whisper White Bakers Twine

These hot air balloons are the BEST! 

Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!

  Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Watercolor Birthday Blooms

Happy Friday stampers!
It's Friday Favorites over at SSINK where we are sharing our favorite creations with the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils.  I will be honest...I wasn't sure about these pencils when they first came out, but now that I have them and have been using them, I LOVE them!  There is something almost magical about the way they work :)
I pulled out one of my favorite images to color and used this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch for a sweet and simple card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Ink ~ Basic Black, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Watercolor Pencils (Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight)
Stamp Set ~ Birthday Blooms
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and fabulous weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Love Is In The Air

Hello stampin' friends!
We are CASEing the Occasions Catalog today over at SSINK today and I chose to case the awesome hot air balloon card on the front of the catalog.  We have an annual balloon stampede where I live, so this bundle was a must have for me!  I switched things up a bit and made mine a Valentine's card, but the lay out of the card is pretty much an exact case of the Occasions Catalog :-)  The catalogs are my greatest source of inspiration most days!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Brights DSP Stack, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink ~ Real Red, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Lift Me Up
Other Supplies ~ Up & Away Thinlits, Bermuda Bay Baker Twine, Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Ombre Love

Happy Monday stampin' friends!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
It is still FREEZING cold here with over a foot of the snow on the ground, so we spent the majority of our weekend at home.  I took some time to clean and organize my craft room and I'm so happy I did!  It makes creating so much easier when I actually have room to work :-)  And after I cleaned, I did take a little bit of time to stamp too!
One of the projects I worked on was this month's SSINK Inspiration Challenge.  I LOVE this picture and was inspired by the ombre heart.
I created an ombre background on watercolor paper and added a simple heart and sentiment.  Quick and easy!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Watercolor
Ink ~ Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Crazy About You
Other Supplies ~ Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!  And to those who have the day off, I hope you get some stamping time in too!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hooray for Friday!  

We have had quite the winter storm here this week, bringing us well over a foot of snow with layers of ice in between.  My kiddos had a few late starts and snow days, which made for kind of a crazy week around our house!  The snow has finally quit and we actually had some sunshine...with -3 degree temps!  At this point, I'll take any sunshine I can get!

I am so happy it's Friday and even more happy about Friday Favorites at SSINK!  

I am a little obsessed with the Party Animal Embellishments, which are my favorite this week!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Party Animal DSP
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set ~ Balloon Adventures
Other Supplies ~ Balloon Pop-Up's Thinlits, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine, Party Animal Embellishments, Regal and In-Color Enamel Shapes

This suite is my favorite birthday bundle right now and is quickly helping me build my birthday card stock back up!

Be sure to check out the rest of the fun Friday Favorites from our design team!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

High Tide Birthday ~ SSINK Blog Hop

Hello stampers and welcome to the January edition of the SSINK blog hop!  We have a great hop for all of you and will be sharing some amazing birthday creations!
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 #13 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - (Melissa Stout at The Stamp Doc). 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 always seem to be short on masculine birthday cards, so I decided to use the beautiful new High Tide stamp set and create a card for my father-in-law's upcoming birthday.  I absolutely LOVE the lighthouse image in this is amazing!
I created the plank background by inking up some watercolor paper with Soft Suede ink then running it through the Big Shot in the Woodgrain embossing folder while it was still a bit damp. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Basic Black, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ High Tide, B.Y.O.P
Other Supplies ~ Night of Navy Bakers Twine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Next up on the hop is Tonya at Stampin' With Tonya. 
Be sure to hop your way through all of the stops!  You won't want to miss one single birthday creation!
Happy Stamping!
Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Jen G. at
2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper
3. Diana E. at Stampin' Fun with Diana
4. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
5. Darcy J. at Dj's Stampin' Place
6. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
7. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
8. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink
9. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
10. Darla R. at Stampin' with Darla
11. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping
13. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
14. Bree R. at Craft-somnia Momma
15. Tonya B. at Stampin' with Tonya
16. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim


    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Avant Garden Birthday

    Happy Tuesday stamping friends!

    It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge.  Being that we are in the middle of a nasty winter storm in my neck of the woods, I was so happy to pull out some bright and cheerful spring colors! 

    Sadly, spring is still quite a ways away, but I'm happy to be able to create a little flowery happiness with paper and ink! 
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Flirty Flamingo, 2015-2017 In Color DSP, Whisper White
    Ink ~ Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black
    Stamp Set ~ Avant Garden
    Other Supplies ~ Whisper White Bakers Twine
    Aren't those flowers fun?!?  You can earn this stamp set for FREE when you spend $50 during Sale-a-Bration!  With all of the amazing stamping goodness in the Occasions Catalog, you won't have ANY problem spending enough to earn this set for free, right?!?
    It's time to head on over to HSS and see the rest of the amazing design team creations and play along with us!
    Happy Stamping! 

    Monday, January 9, 2017

    Let's Taco' Bout... awesome you are!

    Happy Monday friends and welcome to January's SSINK Skectch Challenge!  We have a fun sketch for you to play with and I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

    I switched things up a little bit with my card, but not too much!  I stated out with the fun taco truck image from the Sale-a-Bration Tasty Trucks stamp set, but no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to work out the way I had pictured it in my head.  Does that ever happen to you?  I had to walk away for a bit and the idea of the llama popped in to my head!  What do you think?!?!
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP
    Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil
    Stamp Sets ~ Birthday Fiesta, Tasty Trucks
    Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Fiesta Time Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder
    I have to say, this card made for some fun conversation and laughs with some of my fellow SSINK'ers...have I mentioned how happy I am to be creating with this group again?!!?  Be sure to check out all of their fun creations with this sketch and be sure to play along!
    Happy Stamping!

    Sunday, January 8, 2017

    Sending Love Notes ~ Monday Montage


    Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

    We are back after a little break to celebrate Christmas and New Years!  I hope you all survived the holidays and are getting back into your normal routine.  I love the holiday season, but I am always happy when they are all over and our lives get back to normal...well, as normal as my family can be ;-)

    Now that Christmas is over, it's time to jump right in to the next least if you are in any of the stores!  Valentine's Day is still a little over a month away, but I am starting some of my crafting now as I know it will be here before I know it!

    I really love the Sealed with Love stamp set and coordinating Love Notes Framelits.  There is a little bit of everything in this stamp set!  The cute little note that fit right into the adorable envelope is my favorite!
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Sending Love DSP

    Ink ~ Pool Party, Real Red, Basic Black
    Stamp Set ~ Sealed with Love
    Other Supplies ~ Love Notes Framelits, Owl Builder Punch

    Aren't those envelopes the cutest?!?!?  I {HEART} them!

    Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!

      Thanks for hopping along with us today!

    Happy Stamping!


    Friday, January 6, 2017

    Let's Celebrate Party Animal

    Happy Friday stampin' friends!  I don't know about you, but I am so happy it's Friday!  It may have been a short work week for me, but it has been a brutal one!  The first couple of weeks of the New Year are always crazy when it comes to my job.  Thankfully the first week is over and next week should be a little better.

    I am loving all of the new stuff in the 2017 Occasions Catalog, especially the Party Animal Suite!  And since it's Friday Favorites over at SSINK, I thought I'd share a cute card from this suite today! 

    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Party Animal DSP
    Ink ~ Pacific Point
    Stamp Set ~ Balloon Adventure
    Other Supplies ~ Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Party Animal Washi Tape, Party Animal Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Crushed Curry Baker Twine

    Be sure to check out the other fun and festive creations from the design team today!

    Have a great day and happy stamping!


    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    Happy Birthday to the World's Greatest Dad

    Happy Thursday stampers!
    And even more importantly, Happy Birthday to my DAD!!!
    Today I'm sharing this post over at SSINK.  Be sure to head over to check things out...we have an AWESOME design team this year!
    As soon as I saw the Urban Underground Suite and Nail It stamp set, I knew I HAD to have them just for my dad!  My dad is quite the handy man and pretty amazing with his woodworking tools, so these items are perfect for him!
    The first project I'm sharing is his birthday card.  I LOVE the added dimension from the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  And the Urban Underground Embellishments are the BEST!
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Urban Underground DSP
    Ink ~ Basic Black, Deligtful Dijon
    Stamp Sets ~ Urban District, B.Y.O.P
    Other Supplies ~ Urban Underground Embellishments, Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    Next up is a fun little gift certificate holder using the Mini Treat Bag Tinlits.  I CASE'ed the catalog on this one, making the gift bag into a fun little tool belt and pocket.
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Kraft, Silver Foil, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Early Espresso
    Ink ~ StazOn
    Stamp Sets ~ Urban District, Nailed It
    Other Supplies ~ Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Build It Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Project Life Corner Punch

    These were such fun projects to make and I can't wait to give them to my dad later today!
    Thanks for stopping by today!
    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Urban Underground Congrats

    We are getting SO CLOSE to the launch of the 2017 Occasions Catalog!  Are you loving what you've seen so far?
    The team at SSINK is back at it today with the Urban Underground Suite.  I think this my favorite suite of the whole catalog!  I love the images, the colors and all of the other amazing products!  It's perfect for all of the masculine creations you may need throughout the year!

    One of my co-workers needed a retirement card for her husband, who just happens to be a HUGE Idaho Vandals fan.  The Urban Underground DSP colors were PERFECT for this card!
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Urban Undergound DSP
    Ink ~ Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray
    Stamp Set ~ Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tin of Cards
    Other Supplies Used ~ Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread
    I hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!
    Happy Stamping!

    Monday, January 2, 2017

    Simple Succulent Love Story

    We're back with day 3 of the 2017 Occasions Catalog!

    The SSINK Design Team has some beautiful creations to share with you today using the Succulent Garden Suite.

    I'm not usually excited for many flower stamp sets, but this one caught my eye right and away and I HAD to have it!  Not only are the stamps pretty, but the coordinating framelits are awesome!
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Whisper White
    Ink ~ Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
    Stamp Set ~ Oh So Succulent
    Other Supplies ~ Succulent Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions EF
    I very lightly inked up the Hexagon embossing folder with Smoky Slate to create a subtle background.  I was just what I needed to break up some of the white.  Have you tried inking up your embossing folders to create your own unique back ground?
    Thanks for stopping by today!  Just a couple more days and the Occasions Catalog will be LIVE and ready for you to order your crafting heart out!
    Happy Stamping!

    Baby Bookcase ~ SSINKCC41

    Happy Monday stampers!

    I hope you all had a safe and Happy New Year!  It's back to the grind today...never fun after a string of holidays.  But it IS great to be back with the girls at SSINK for this month's color challenge!

    I just got the super adorable Bookcase Builder stamp set and thought it would be pretty darn cute to use with these colors!
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
    Ink ~ Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
    Stamp Set ~ Bookcase Builder
    Other Supplies ~ Subles Enamel Shapes
    There are so many fun items to add to your bookcase in this stamp set!  I originally got it with a teacher card in mind, but the possibilities are endless!
    Be sure to join in the SSINK fun and play along!
    Happy Stamping!

    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    Sending Monster Love

    The SSINK countdown to the 2017 Occasions Catalog continues!  Today we are sharing the adorable Sending Love Suite.  I love Valentine's Day and was so happy to see this suite!
    I paired this suite up with the super adorable monster from Yummy In My Tummy, also found in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Isn't he cute?!?!  We'll be making this card at my January Stamp Club :-)
    Supplies Used:
    Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Real Red, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP, Sending Love DSP
    Ink ~ Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red
    Stamp Set ~ Yummy In My Tummy, Sealed With Love
    Other Supplies ~ Love Notes Framelits, Owl Builder Punch, Whisper White Bakers Twine
    Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team creations!
    Happy Stamping!