Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Favorities Sale-a-Bration Style ~ SSINK

It's a double post Friday for me...YIPPIE!! 

We are sharing Friday Favorites over at SSINK and this week we are sharing Sale-a-Bration favorites.

I needed some thank you cards and wasn't feeling any creative mojo...but then I remembered I had this adorable Pretty Pocket Card Kit!  Problem solved!  I had these put together and done in no time!
Supplies Used:
Pretty Pocket Card Kit
I love kits like this that are quick and easy!
Have a fabulous Friday and happy stamping!

#tgifc96 Designer Spotlight Bibi Cameron

Happy Friday friends and welcome to a new TGIF Challenge!
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Today we are spotlighting Bibi Cameron and all of her awesomeness!.

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I didn't have the opportunity to be on a part of the TGIF design team with Bibi, but she provided so much inspiration while she was a part of the team!  She has amazing talent that inspires everyone!
This sentiment seemed to be very fitting as we wish Bibi well in her next creative adventure!  This card was inspired by one of her creations...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink ~ Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets ~ High Tide, Gorgeous Grunge
Other Supplies ~ Night of Navy Bakers Twine
The added banner using the stamp from Gorgeous Grunge was the brilliant idea I cased from one of Bibi's creations found HERE.
Be sure to check out how our design team spotlighted Bibi!  Then it's your turn to show us how you were inspired!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Egg-Stra Awesom Easter Wishes ~ HSSCC258

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!

I hope you all had a fabulous Monday and were able to get some ink and paper therapy.  I took a half a day off from work to hang out with my kiddos and even managed to get a little therapy in for myself!

We have a pretty spring color challenge for you over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, which inspired me to create a little Easter treat box.  It seems crazy to be thinking about Easter already, but it will be here before we know it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe
Ink ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, 2015-2017 In Color DSP
Stamp Set ~ My Hero
Other Supplies ~ Tags & Labels Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Festive Flower Builder, Linen Thread, Succulent Garden 3/8" Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon, Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim

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

Be Still, I've Got This

Hi stampers...welcome back!  It's been a while since I've had a week full of posts and I have to admit, it feels good to be creating as much as I have been.  My job has finally mellowed out after almost 2 years of crazy chaos and I am loving it!
I'm using the beautiful High Tide stamp set again today for a card that could be used as a Sympathy or Thinking of You card, which is what our focus is over at SSINK today.  I need to have more of these cards on hand as you never know when you might need one!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, So Saffron
Stamp Sets ~ High Tide, Sending Thoughts
Other Supplies ~ Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Burlap Ribbon
I love creating the wood plank background with this lighthouse stamp.  You've seen it in one of my creations before and I am sure you'll see it again!
Thanks for stopping by again today!  Be sure to check back tomorrow morning for the SSINK blog hop!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Blooms and Wishes for Spring

Hello stampers!
We made it through another!  And guess what that means?!?  That's's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have a beautiful spring inspiration challenge for you!
I think me showing the groundhog up by decorating for spring over the weekend may have worked a little.  We were blessed with temps in the 40's yesterday with blue skies AND sunshine!  Seeing the sunshine made for a very HAPPY day for me and my boys :-)
I was inspired by the pretty pink and purple tulips in our inspiration photo and pulled those colors into my card today.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink ~ Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Blooms & Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Pearl Basic Jewels
Be sure to head on over and check out the rest of the design teams inspiring creations and join along in the fun!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Simple Birthday ~ #SSINKCC42

 Hello stampers!  Here we are at Monday again...the weekend went by way too fast, as always!  We had a productive weekend at our house and I even managed to get some stamping in, so that's a win in my book!
It's time for an all new color challenge at SSINK and we have a cheerful palate of colors for you!
I chose to go with a sweet and simple birthday card with these colors.  Sometimes less is more and it sure felt that way with this card.  I love the simplicity of it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Vellum
Ink ~ Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, So Saffron
Stamp Set ~ Number of Years
Other Supplies ~ Large Numbers Framelits
I hope you all have a fabulous week!  I have lots to share this week, so be sure to check back!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Cherry on Top

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 many of you were ready to go Groundhog hunting after the news last week?!?!  I don't know about you, but I am OVER winter!  I decided to ignore Mr. Groundhog and did some spring decorating and crafting this weekend, which led to some warmer weather crafting, which led to  ice cream crafting, which led to ice cream eating...take that Mr. Groundhog!  :-)

I just recently got the Cool Treats Suite and couldn't wait to make a yummy ice cream sundae.  Doesn't this look good enough to eat?!?! 
Paper ~ Whisper White, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder,  Chocolate Chip, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Foil, Tasty Treats DSP
Ink ~ Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Cool Treats
Other Supplies ~ Frozen Treats Framelits, Banner Triple Punch

Lets all hope the groundhog is wrong and we'll start seeing some warmer weather soon! 

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 3, 2017

Friday Favorites ~ Occasions DSP

It's finally Friday, which means it's time for Friday Favorites at SSINK!  This week we are spotlighting our favorite DSP from the occasions catalog.
Given that we have entered the month of February, I had to go with the Sending Love DSP!  I love the traditional red and white!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum, Sending Love DS
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Sealed with Love
Other Supplies ~ Love Notes Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Sweetheart Punch
Metallic Enamel Shapes
Keeping this short and sweet today!  I've got a card class tonight that I am scrambling to prepare for!  I'm hoping the winter storm that's rolling in doesn't keep everyone stuck at home :-/
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Shine Your Light

Happy Wednesday stampers!  How is your week going so far?  We're half way through...that's always a good thing!  And can you believe it's already February 1st?!?  That is just plain craziness right there!  But I will take the time flying by if it can get us to spring sooner!  We got hit with another winter storm yesterday, leaving us with about 6" of snow...gross.  I am ready for this winter to be over.
While I pout over the snow on the ground, I will daydream of my favorite beach and nearby lighthouse, which inspired today's card.  And after looking at it, I think the gray wintery weather must have inspired the colors ;-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Gray, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ High Tide
Other Supplies ~ Night of Navy Bakers Twine
You can't see in the picture, but I used the Wink of Stella over the beams of light and it is SO PRETTY in person!  This card went out to a very special friend who has made a big impact on my life lately.  There is nothing little about the light she shines on everyone around her!
Happy Stamping!