4.15.2014

Scrapbook Club: April Layout

Last night was another fun night with my Scrapbook Club!  I have so much fun creating for these girls and I wanted to share our layout with you all this morning!


If you are a part of my club, you pledge to spend $25 per month for 6 months.  In return you get your chance to be a hostess one of those months and earn the FREE merchandise!  You also get to come to my house and create a 2-page layout each month! 


When it's your turn to be the hostess you get to choose a product or technique that you want me to focus on.  This month we did the Emboss Resist Technique.  The stars in the circles is where we used this technique!

Emboss Resist Instructions:
1. Emboss your stamp image on white cardstock with clear embossing powder.
2. Punch out your shape if you desire to.
3. Use a sponge and ink color of your choice.  Rub the inked up sponge over the white paper and embossed image to give the paper a little color.


I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  If you are interested in joining one of my clubs that will start in July, please let me know!


Supplies Used
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
DSP: Bright Collection Stack
Stamp Sets: Simply Stars, ABC-123 Outline Alphabet
Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Tool: Heat Tool
Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Rich Razzleberry, Washi Tape - Gingham Garden, Witches Brew, Silver Mini Brads
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

Purchase these and other items at my online store!

4.14.2014

SSINKspiration: Card Sketch


It's time for another Card Sketch over at SSINKspiration!  We have a fun sketch for you this month!!  Check it out...



And here is my take on it...


I love the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set!  I thought it would be perfect to use because it is SPRING!  (Although today it's really cold in my neck of the woods!)

I also love the Natural Trim Ribbon!  It makes a great bow!


Make sure you head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog today to check out what the other Design Team Members created based on the sketch.


Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Summer Silhouettes
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Embellishments: Natural Trim Ribbon, Jewels Basic Pearls
Adhesive: Snail, Glue Dots

4.09.2014

Stylin' Stampin' Squad April Blog Hop: Kids



This month the Stylin' Stampin' Squad we are focusing on kids!  All of the projects you will find are kid related and we had so much fun creating for you!   

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' Squad Blog Hop - Pam Steckman. 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.



Do you ever let your kids pick out whatever they want to to wear?  There are time when I do and it's so much fun to see what my now 5 year old daughter picks out!  I love it so much sometimes that I snap a picture so that I can remember and she can see it as she gets older!

So this is Brooke!  The day this picture was taken she chose to wear: glittery pink flip flops, black and white striped leggings, a floral skirt, an Angry Birds t-shirt from an old Vacation Bible School and her Princess Belle crown!  Whew!

When I started this layout, I decided that my layout had to be equally as mis-matchy and I LOVE IT!

Pink with Red, Chevrons and Stripes...


And some flowers in the mix and rhinestones for a little bling and you have a fun layout based on a 4 year old's outfit!

I hope you enjoyed my layout today!  Don't forget to continue on the hop and see what all of the other Design Team Members have for you today!  Next Up is Rose...







Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  3. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  4. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  6. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  7. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  8. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  11. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  12. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  13. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  14. Rose C. of Stampin' with Rose
  15. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin' with Darla and Sisters

4.03.2014

SSINKspiration: Ombre Stamping

Ombre is such a fun trend and there are so many samples of what this trend is all about over at SSINKspiration today!

Ombre is a French term meaning "shaded".  It's usually a multi-colored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark.


The Happy Watercolor Stamp Set is perfect for the Ombre trend!  The watercolor splotch I used is made to stamp dark to light.  Then when you add in 3 different shades of pink, it makes the Ombre stand out even more!

Did you notice that I even did my Candy Dots in Ombre fashion?!

Please make sure you stop by the SSINKspiration main blog today to see the other example of Ombre!


Supplies Used
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor
Inks: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Embellishments: Sequin Trim - Gold, Candy Dots - Brights and Subtles
Adhsive: Snail, Multi-purpose glue (green lids)

3.31.2014

SSINKspiration: Quick & Easy Card

It's the end of the month and time for another Quick & Easy Card Post over at SSINKspiration!  I love Quick & Easy cards!  This one took me about 10 minutes to create from start to finish...you can't get much more quick than that!


I started my card with a Strawberry Slush card base.  I used my favorite print from the Kaliedoscope DSP pack to make a banner with the Banner Framelits and my Big Shot!

Then I stamped a flower from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set in Strawberry Slush ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The coordinating punch made it so easy to cut out!  

I finished my card with a Basic Black button tied with a little bit of Whisper White Baker's Twine!

So Quick & Easy!


Don't forget to head over to the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members have created!  You won't want to miss their CUTE cards!


Supplies Used
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
DSP: Kaleidoscope
Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Punch: Blossom
Big Shot: Banners Framelits
Embellishments: Designer Buttons - Neutrals, Baker's Twine - Whisper White
Adhesive: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Purchase these and other items at my online store!

3.28.2014

SSINKspiration: Friday Favorites

It's the end of the month and that means that it's time for another Friday Favorites over at SSINKspiration!


Here is my card for today...


My favorite this month is the Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  They are so much fun and they go perfectly with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels!

This is a Hybrid card I recently created for a class I had!  The sentiment came from the Lemonade Stand digital ensemble for My Digital Studio.

Hope you enjoy what you see today.  Don't forget to stop by the SSINKspiration blog to see all of the other fun Friday Favorites!


Supplies Used
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
DSP: I am Me, Brights Stack
MDS: Lemonade Stand
Big Shot: Banners Framelits
Embellishments: Paper Doilies, Large Rhinestone Basics Jewels, Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals

Purchase these and other items at my online store!

3.19.2014

SSINKspiration: Watercolor Wednesday

Today is Watercolor Wednesday over at SSINKspiration!  I wasn't going to participate because watercoloring isn't really my favorite technique BUT, I just happened to get my Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail today and this is what was in it...


These card bases are pre-printed with Coastal Cabana watercolor stripes and I think they are SO CUTE!

This March 2014 kit is one of my absolute favorites!  I love the stamps that came with the kit, I love the wood sentiment pieces and I really LOVE the sparkly, gold dot stickers!!

If you are interested in signing up for My Paper Pumpkin, please consider me as your demonstrator and check out the details here!  Sign up before April 10th and you will receive your Starter Kit in April!!!

Be sure to stop by the SSINKspiration main blog to see the other great Watercolor Wednesday creations!  They are pretty amazing!

3.18.2014

SSINKspiration: Stamping on Your Layouts

Today over at SSINKspiration I am talking about Stamping on your Scrapbook Layouts!  Head on over to see two layouts that I stamped on!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have an amazing day!!


3.17.2014

SSINKspiration: March Layout Sketch


It's time for another Layout Sketch over at SSINKspiration!  This month we have a two-page layout for you...My Favorite!!


Here is the sketch...



And here is my layout...

I LOVE this big circle!  I actually traced a frisbee to get a circle this large!  It worked very nicely!  Another favorite on this layout is the Designer Series Paper!  This pattern from the Kaleidoscope pack is one of my absolute favorites!

I continued the circle theme in a few different ways with the embellishments on this layout! 

 The first way was with the February 2014 My Paper Pumpkin circle stamps!  I just LOVE these stamps and they are GREAT for scrapbooking!  

The second was was with buttons! 


Supplies Used
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant
DSP: Kaleidoscope
Stamps: My Paper Pumpkin February, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers
Inks: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant
Punch: 1-3/4" Circle
Embellishments: Baker's Twine - Whisper White, Designer Buttons - Brights and Regals, Hung Up Cute Clips, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Whisper White
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Purchase these and other items at my online store!


Please make sure that you stop on by the SSINKspiration main blog today to check out what the other Design Team Members created for you today!



3.12.2014

Stylin' Stampin' Squad March Blog Hop: Flowers



Thank you so much for joining us for our March Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  Temperatures are on the rise and there is just one short week until the official first day of Spring!  We are all so ready to put away our snowflakes and break out the flowers in our craft rooms!  Stampin' Up! has so many options for Spring-time flowers and we are showing you just a few of those today!

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 10 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Shellie G. of Craft Smashup. 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 have a few projects for you today.  First up is a card that I used the Simple Stems Stamp Set.  It is one of my favorites in the Occasions Catalog and it's great for the Masking Technique.



Supplies Used
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Simple Stems, Feel Goods
Inks: Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Basic Black
Embellishments: Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon, Baker's Twine - Whisper White, Basics Pearls
Adhesive: Snail


I also have a fun scrapbook page for you today!  One of my favorite things is the Sweet Sorbet DSP in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  There are just so many fun patterns in that pack!

We made this layout in my Scrapbook Club this week.  The hostess wanted to do a Project Life Style page and it was easy to show off a lot of Stampin' Up! products in this fun page...



And here are some close-ups of the different blocks... 





Lots of flowers and lots of fun!


Supplies Used
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party Core'dinations
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
Stamp Sets: Simple Stems, Petal Parade (SAB)
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Chevron Embossing Folder
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle, 7/8" Scallop Circle, Banner (SAB)
Tools: Paper Snips, Sponge
Embellishments: Basics Pearls, In Color Boutique Details, Paper Doilies, Candy Dots Brad Bases
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots


Thanks for stopping by while on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  Please continue on by hitting the NEXT button...



You are going to love with Jennifer has for you today!

Make sure you hop all the way through each of the 17 stops and leave us some comment love!  We LOVE to hear from our readers!!!



Blog Hop Participants
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  3. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  5. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  6. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  7. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  8. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  9. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  12. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  13. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  14. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  15. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  16. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin with Darla and Sisters
  17. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner