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!