Friday, August 15, 2014

SSInk: CASE the Stampin' Up Catalog

It's Friday!  Woohoo!

SSInspiration is having a lot of fun today, CASEing the Stampin' Up Catalog.  CASE stands for Copy And Steal Everything - you can copy the card exactly as it is, or you can just use it as a jumping off point for your card.  As you would expect, the Stampin' Up catalog has so many inspiring pieces throughout its pages.  I really enjoyed grabbing my Work of Art stamp set and CASEing the card on page 164 from the catalog.  I added some water to my stamps to soften the edges of the ink.  I think it gave it a really pretty look/blend.


Cheers!
Kristy

Monday, August 11, 2014

SSInk: August Sketch

Happy Monday!  Today is Card Sketch Day on SSInk.  Everyone had such different ideas using Stampin' Up products to make our cards - from punches to stamps (of course!) to stamped images split into 3 pieces.

Here is the sketch:


For my take on the sketch, I used punches layered together to create the pattern.  And I have to say, I'm just kind of a little in love with this Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up.


Cheers!
Kristy



Friday, August 8, 2014

SSInk: Anniversary Post

SSInk (Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration) is celebrating our 1 year anniversary!  It has been so much fun creating with these girls...and a good excuse to pull out all my new Stampin' Up stuff and put it to use.  

The theme for our anniversary post was Anything Goes.  I have to admit, I love that type of challenge/theme.  For this challenge, I used 3 stamp sets I just got in my hot little hands: Be The Star, Work of Art and A Happy Hooray.  I love how way they all play together.  


SSInk is kicking off our 2nd year with some new ways to keep in touch with us.
Now you can follow us on Pinterest!
Join our group on Facebook!

Cheers!
Kristy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SSI: All About Kids

Today's theme at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration is All About Kids.  I love seeing everyone's take on this theme, using Stampin' Up products.  There is so many different ways you can go with this.  Me, I thought of all my kids' friends having birthdays this month (5 in total!).  A couple are little ballerinas, like my daughter, so when I saw the Sweet Stuff Stamp Set, I knew it would be perfect for those little girls.


The All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Hodgepodge Clips, and 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment added some fun accents to the little dancing girl.

Next up are the boys.  Stay tuned.  I'll post them here when I'm done.

Cheers!
Kristy

Monday, July 7, 2014

PGCB: Red White & Blue Challenge

Hi!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  Ours has been busy since the kids got out of school, which is great, but it also means less time for crafting.  :-(  I was able to sneak away a little bit to create a page for The Paper Girls' Red, White & Blue challenge, using the Pansy 1 sketch from Scrapbook Steals and the wonderful Brenda Smith.

I took the red-white-blue color scheme pretty literally with my page, using only red, white and blue paper & glitter on my layout.  I love the patriotic feel of the page, and as much as glitter can be the bane of my existence, I love the extra sparkle it added to the page.


I promise, you will see me around more this summer.  Mama needs this sanity to keep her going.  ;-)

Cheers!
Kristy

Friday, May 23, 2014

SSI: Retiring Stamp Set - Secret Garden

Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration is featuring the Secret Garden stamp set today...one of the Stampin' Up stamp sets retiring as of June 4.  


I love that this stamp set offers a couple different ways to use it.  You can color or paint the stamps that are just line drawings (as I did here).  Or, you can use the "solid" stamps and just ink and stamp to create your image.  It is fun when a stamp set gives you so many options in one set.  Stampin' Up even offers framelits that coordinate with this set to make it easy to cut the different images.  Right now, both the stamp set and framelits are on sale.  Grab them quick, before they are gone!!!

Cheers!
Kristy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SSI: Quick & Easy Card!

I love Quick & Easy Card day on Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration.  I'm all about quick and easy these days.  ;-)  Who isn't?!?  My card today features maybe one of my FAVORITE stamp set of all times from Stampin' Up...Crazy, Mixed Up Love (Item #131071).  There was something about the lava lamp featured in this stamp set that called out to me.


The longest part of making this card is waiting for the Crystal Effects (Item #101055) to dry! I used Crystal Effects on the lamp, as well as to make the texture on the background.

If you love this lamp as much as I do, make sure you head over to Stampin' Up and grab this set before it is gone.  It will be retired on June 4th!

Cheers!
Kristy