Hope it’s a “hit”!

3 Jul

Many of you know that during the summer, I’m spending my weekends traveling to see Haley play softball.  This year, she’s playing with a great group of girls and we’re headed to a 4th of July tournament.  I just had to make some treats for them.  When I showed them to Chris (who’s home for the weekend…yay!) he said, “many, that must have taken a lot of time.”  And thanks to the Big Shot, I got to answer….Nope!  It was actually very quick.  I have to admit, I pulled out my old wheels though to make it go faster (really miss those.)  So, here’s the finished product.




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My First Post as a SSInkspiration Designer!

1 Jul

I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the Stampin’Stylin’ INKspiration Design Team. This is a great group of demonstrators with fantastic ideas, so I’m hoping I can do the group justice! If you don’t know about SSinkspiration, be sure to visit the SSINKspiration Pinterest Page and the SSINKspiration Website for all the great ideas.

While I really enjoy summer, one of the highlights is always watching those fireworks (except for those loud, booming, white flashes!)  So, when I wanted to create a 4th of July card, one technique that reminded me of the fading out of the fireworks was the Bokeh technique.  If you haven’t tried it, you must.  It’s lots of fun and the possibilities are endless!  Here’s what I came up with, but be sure to check out all the other cards the designers have created over at SSINKspiration.

July 1 postingIn case you’re not familiar with the Bokeh technique, here are some simple step-by step instructions.

  1. Using aqua painter, cover watercolor paper with water.
  2. Get ink in lids of stamp pads and use aqua painter to place color over
    the wet surface.  Cover the entire service as desired.
  3.   Either allow to dry or use heat tool to speed up the drying process.
  4. Using the punched circle templates**, the dauber, and the white craft ink, dab on various circles.  To do this, start with the largest circle, then work your way to the smallest circle.  Finally, add white ink directly with the dauber.  There is no right or wrong way to add your circles, but layering (daubing one circle over another), does add dimension.

**Punched circle templates were created using a small 2 X 2 Square of scrap card stock and then punch the 1″, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/4″ circle in the middle of the square.

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Flower Patch Meets Chalk Coloring

29 Jun


To create this look, I inked the embossing folder with Versamark, then gently closed the embossing folder and rubbed the ink onto the black cardstock.  Next, emboss that image with white embossing powder and color in with your white chalk marker.  Then stamp, cut-out, etc and get a really neat look!


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Stamp-a-Stack is Back!

29 Jun

Everyone’s invited!  It’s time to stock up on those cards you’ll be needing…plus get to play with some of the new Stampin’ Up! toys in the process.

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Need Help With Colors?

23 Jun

With the exit of the Color Coach, I know some of you are at a loss…well, no worries…I’ve found a terrific site to help you out. It’s called the My Create Ink Color Lab. It’s terrific! It even already has the new Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 In Colors on it. You will definitely want to check it out sooner than later!


Catalog Open House…Don’t Forget Your RSVP

13 Jun

The RSVP Deadline is fast approaching. You won’t want to miss this fun event!


Perfect Masculine Set

12 Jun

I just love the Guy Greetings set. It has so many masculine uses. Here’s a card I designed that can be used with multiple stamps in the set to create, birthday, Father’s Day, and thank you cards.

3 cards

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