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.


Monday, July 7, 2014

PGCB: Red White & Blue Challenge


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.  ;-)


Friday, May 23, 2014

SSI: Retiring Stamp Set - Secret Garden

Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration is featuring the Secret Garden stamp set 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!!!


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!


Monday, April 28, 2014

SSI: Masculine Monday

Happy Monday!

Well, it looks like I've been on a roll lately with cards, which is good since I'm getting into my busy card giving season.  ;-)

Today at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration, it is Masculine Monday,  I took this opportunity to make one of the birthday cards I need for the month.

- Another Great Year Stamp Set (Item #133041)
- Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Item #133364)
- Core'Dinations Brights 12x12 (Item #129953)
- Aqua Painters (Item #103954)


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SSI: CASE the Catalog


Is it bad to say I'm a little excited that the kids are back in school (even if it is just for a few more weeks before summer break!)?!?  I'm enjoying a little quiet time to do a little crafting.  Good thing I've already started a "Summer Craft Box" for this kids, so I'll be able to get some things created this summer.

Today on Stampin' Stylin' Inkspiration, we are featuring projects inspired from one of our favorite projects in the Stampin' Up catalog.  Ever since I opened the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog and saw the sample with the World Map (Item #130345) stamp, I knew I wanted to make a card like it.  You can find it on page 25 of the IBC if you would like to see where I started from.

Stay tuned...I'll be back later this week with  more Stampin' Up projects!  In case you haven't heard, Stampin' Up released their retiring stamp and accessory list this week.  Make sure you get your favorites before they are gone!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

SSI: Ombre Cards

You would be hard pressed not to notice how popular the ombre trend is right now.  You can find it in everything from clothes to scrapbooking to even hair (I'm included in that trend!).  

Today on Stylin' Scrapin' Inkspiration, we are featuring the ombre cards, using Stampin' Up products.  For my card, I used Bermuda Bay (Item #131171) to create my ombre effect.  Instead of traditional top to bottom ombre look, I took it left/right towards the center. I added a few drops of Bermuda Bay directly from my Ink Refill (Item #131156), then sprayed the whole thing with a little rubbing alcohol to give it the watercolor look.  I used rubbing alcohol instead of water to help prevent warping.


Ribbon twisted onto a Jumbo Sticky Rounds (Item #127852) and a sentiment stamped from Regarding Dahlias (Item #130327) finish the card.

Make sure you head over to SSI and see what the other girls have created.