Christmas in July

I'm back from convention and I have a few NEW goodies to share with you!  

We are celebrating Christmas in July over at SSINKspiration today!

One of the perks of being a Demonstrator and going to Convention this year was that we got to purchase a few items from the Holiday Catalog before anyone else has even seen them!

On this card you will see the Under the Tree Specialty DSP and the Mingle All the Way Stamp Set!

I also used our Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Blendabilities to color in the stamped sentiment and to color the pearls in coordinating colors!

I bet you can't wait until August 28th to order these goodies for yourself!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
DSP: Under the Tree Specialty
Stamp Set: Mingle All the Way
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities 
Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Pearls
Adhesive: Snail


Convention Display Board Sample: Day 2

Here's another Display Board Sample that I created for the SSINKspiration board.

Not too much to say tonight.  I've had a busy day at convention!  I'm about ready to SLEEP!

But sure to check out the SSINKspiration main blog today to see so many other samples!!


Convention Display Board Sample: Day 1

Well...I'm in Salt Lake City...blogging from the hotel room!  We are so excited to get going tomorrow morning!

There was a neat opportunity for the SSINKspiration group to create samples for a display board at convention.  We each chose a stamp set to use and created 4 cards for the board.  

I chose to use the #Hello Stamp Set...

I love this set so much!  

Here is one of the cards I created with it...

I also added in the @SoSocial Stamp Set...

Hope you enjoy my card!  Come back tomorrow to see one more!  And don't forget to stop by SSINKspiration today to see a TON of cards that are on our Display Board!  You won't want to miss them!!


CASEing Heidi Boos

Today over at SSINKspiration we are CASEing our favorite card from another Design Team Member!

I love the workings of Heidi Boos and I think you will too when you check out her blog here!

Here is the card that I chose to CASE...

And here is my take on it...

Hope you enjoy!  Don't forget to take some time to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!  You won't be disappointed!


Check it Out...

I have an Individual Post up over at SSINKspiration today talking about kid's artwork!

Like this...

Hope you will take some time to check it out!  THANKS!


SSINKspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the First SSINKspiration Blog Hop!  Our topic today and is Old and New!  We were supposed to use one of our oldest stamp set and one of our newest!  Most of our oldest stamp sets will be retired but we hope that you be be inspired anyway!  You might even have some of these retired stamp sets in your craft room!

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 6 on the SSINKspiration Blog Hop - Cynthia R. 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.

Here are my cards...

I chose to use the "I'm Here" Stamp Set from 2004!  I love the hand and foot prints in this set and I don't think I will ever be getting rid of it!  It's just too cute!  My newest stamp is the Watercolor Thank You.

I used both of these sets to create a boy and girl version of a thank you card.

The boy version has Lost Lagoon and Coastal Cabana.

For the girl version I used Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.

It was my hope that these cards would be cute and easy to duplicate in order to make Baby Shower Thank Yous for a friend!  One of my favorite things to gift people is a pack of handmade cards they can send out to friends and family!

I'm Here - 2004

Watercolor Thank You - 2014

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please be sure that you complete the hop to see all of the fun projects we have for you today!

Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
2. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
3. Jennifer B. of Northwest Stamper
4. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
5. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
6. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
8. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
9. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup

All About Kids!

We are sharing projects that are All About Kids today over at SSINKspiration!  

Today I am showing off one of my latest Project Life Layouts because they really are mostly about my kids!

Here is my project...

And here are a few details that I love about it...

I love that the @SoSocial Stamp Set works so well with scrapbooking!  You can see it used on the SUNDAY card: "@oneraddad".

I love the little goodies in the Accessory Pack for the Playground Project Life Collection.  The star washi tape and the corrugated accents are just perfect for kids!

One of the greatest things about stamps and StazOn ink is that you can stamp directly on a picture if you want!

Here's a fun tip: I like to add extra pictures and artwork in the middle of some of my layouts.  The 6x8 page protectors fit perfectly in a 12x12 album to showcase a few of your favorite pictures that don't fit in your 12x12 layout!

More pictures.

Of course I have to save the handmade cards from our kids to Daddy for Father's Day!

I also save artwork!

Brooke (age 5) is getting really good at drawing pictures.  This is the picture that she drew for Daddy for Father's Day.  She is driving the boat and Daddy is "surfing" behind with the Little Mermaid.

Brooke also helped Noah (age 2) draw a picture for Daddy.  He wanted an airplane, a blue one!

Project Life is perfect for documenting the everyday lives of your kiddos.  It's quick and easy and so cute!  I hope you enjoyed my project today and I also hope that you will stop by SSINKspiration to see what the other Design Team Members created for you today!


Digital Project Life Cards

It's time for another Color Challenge over at SSINKspiration!  Here is the Challenge this month...

Such fun colors!  Here is my project...

I decided to dress up my Picture of the Day from the 4th of July.  This will go in my Project Life album for last week.  I created the colors layers in My Digital Studio and will just print this out and pop it in a page protector!  So easy and SO CUTE!

**Pinwheels were from the June 2014 My Paper Pumpkin Kit!**

Make sure you take the time to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members created for you!  You won't want to miss these cute cards!


Red, White and Blue

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you all have a fun day with family and friends celebrating America!

Over at SSINKspiration, we have a few patriotic cards for you today!

Here is mine...

I used one of the pinwheels from the June My Paper Pumpkin Kit.  You might we thinking, "But those are HUGE!  How do they fit on a card?"

Well before I put the pinwheel together, I cut 1/2" off of each side.  It worked perfectly!  

I just LOVE the DSP that these Pinwheels are made of!  I wish I could purchase it in full sheets of 12x12!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head on over to SSINKspiration to see what the other Design Team Members have created for you today!


Happy Birthday to YOU!

Today over at SSINKspiration we are giving you tons of ideas for birthday cards!

Here is my card...

I used the Sweet Taffy DSP and the Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set!  Two things that I am currently loving!

Please take the time to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog to see what the other Design Team Members created for you today!

Supplies Used
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Taffy
Stamp Set: Endless Birthday Wishes
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive
Markers: Smokey Slate, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo