Monday, February 20, 2017

Fields of Inspiration ~ #SSINKIC42

Happy Monday stampin' friends!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and got to enjoy a little bit of sunshine!  We had one day of cold rain, but it burned off and we had a beautiful sun-shiny day yesterday!  Much needed for this momma as I've been feeling a bit under the weather.

It's time for an all new SSINK Inspiraiton Challenge and we have a beautiful picture to help inspire your creativity today!  I was drawn to the beautiful lavender fields in this picture and used that for my inspiration in today's card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Ink ~ Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Stamp Sets ~ Jar of Love, Crazy About You
Other Supplies ~ Hello You Thinlits, Everyday Jars Framelits
I haven't used many shades of purple lately...I was quickly reminded how much I love these colors!
How will you be INKspired to create today?  I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Beautiful Day ~ Monday Montage 88

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!

Well, the good news is that we have had a few days of beautiful weather!  Sunshine, blues skies and warmer temperatures has made for some very happy days!  The bad news is that I have managed to catch a nasty head cold and ear ache which has left me feeling pretty rundown.  I even took a nap and slept 9 hours last night, which is VERY rare for me.  I am very grateful for the sunshine as it is definitely a help in me feeling better.

Given that I've been a little under the weather, my creativity is suffering a little bit too. When I have a slump in my creativity, I turn to the Stampin' Up! catalogs for some inspiration.  My card today is CASE'ed from the 2017 Occasions Catalog, using the Special Reason stamp set and coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits.

Paper ~ Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Ink ~Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Special Reason
Other Supplies ~ Banner Triple Punch, Stylish Stems Framelits, Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Here's to warmer weather coming your way and wishing you a beautiful day!

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, February 17, 2017

Baby Birds of a Feather ~ #tgifc95

Happy Friday stamping friends!
It's time for an all new TGIF Inspiration Challenge and this week it's for the birds :-) 
Birds of a Feather is the theme and this cute image had me thinking of a baby card right away!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe
Ink ~ Pool Party, Delightful Dijon, Flirty Flamingo
Stamp Set ~ Swirly Bird, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
Now I just need a mommy to be to give this card to! Who will be my next friend to have a sweet baby?!?
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy {Scrappy} Birthday

Happy Wednesday stampers!

I know you've seen a lot from me lately with the Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Sale-a-Bration Carried Away DSP...which means I have lots of scraps from this stack of paper!

It's a good thing SSINK is having a scrap day today because I need to use some of them up!  You should see my scrap's overflowing.  I am such a hoarder, but then I get so overwhelmed by it that I end up dumping the whole thing once in a while and start fresh.  Maybe I'll stick my scrap bin out at my next stamp club and let everyone pick from it!

Anyway...since I had so many Carried Away DSP scraps in the front of my bin, that's what I went to for today's card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Carried Away DSP
Ink ~ Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Life Me Up
Other Supplies ~ Up & Away Thinlits, Night of Navy Bakers Twine, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
Thanks for dropping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Uplifting Sketch ~ #SSINKCS42

Happy Monday stamping friends!
So, if you stopped by my page earlier this morning, you probably noticed I had forgotten to finish my post for today...oops! 
It's time for our February sketch over at SSINK and I had some fun with this one!
I love the Carried Away DSP, which you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase.  There are so many great patterns in this pack of paper!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Carried Away DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder
Stamp Set ~ Lift Me Up
Other Supplies ~ Up & Away Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations today and play along with us!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Celebrate 8 ~ #tgifc94

It's finally Friday...woohoo!!!!  It has been another eventful winter weather week for us and I am ready for the weekend!
What better way to kick the weekend off than an awesome TGIF Challenge? 
I love this sketch and had so much fun making an 8th birthday card for a friends niece!  Living in a house full of boys, I embrace ANY opportunity to create something pretty and PINK!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, A Little Foxy DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo
Stamp Set ~ Celebrate Today
Other Supplies ~ Balloon Framelits, Large Number Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Be sure to head on over to see the ALL of the amazing talent over at TGIF Challenges and be sure to play along!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air this month with the SSINK Blog Hop!  Grab your favorite morning beverage and hop along while we spread the love with some amazing 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 12 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Jen P at By the Shore Stamping. 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 went with a very simple card design for a more masculine creation.  My husband is an avid hunter, so this design in the Carried Away DSP was perfect for a Valentine card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Carried Away DSP, Silver Foil Paper
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Life Me Up
Other Supplies ~ Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to hop on to the next won't want to miss any of the stops today!
Happy Stamping!
Blog Hop Participant List:

Nichole L. at
Scrappy Stamps & Ink
Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
Darcy J. at Dj's Stampin' Place
Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
Bree R. at Craft-somnia Momma
Tonya B. at Stampin' with Tonya
Darla R. at Stampin' with Darla