Archive | April, 2016

Retiring In Colors

27 Apr

It’s going to be a sad day come June 1st when the 2014-2016 In Colors are no longer with us.  Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Lost Lagoon.  I’ve grown to really love these colors!  Today I’m featuring all of the colors on one card.


The words that are embossed in white come from a number of different retiring sets.  If I had stamped them individually, that would have taken extra time.  So that I could make a number of these cards, I arranged the stamps on one large block.


(You’ll have to excuse the staining on my stamps….they get used a lot!)

So that’s the trick to this card in a nutshell.  If you liked any of the sets used in the background, be sure to order yours today while they are still available!  For other samples with the retiring In Colors, be sure to check out what the other designers have created over on the SSINKspiration Blog.

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Mother’s Day

19 Apr

It’s not too early to get your Mother’s Day cards in order.  Today on SSINKspiration the designers have some terrific ideas to get you started.  I’ve been dying to use the set I chose today, Birthday Blooms and after I played with it, I know it’s going to become one of my favorites!  I do have to warn you, however, I chose to use a saying from the stamp set I received in this month’s Paper Pumpkin.  It was an awesome set, but if you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I’m sorry! (But note, if you’d like to receive a surprise stamp set and some awesome projects on your door step, you can click below and subscribe or contact me and I’ll get you all set up!)


To make recreating this card, I’ve also created a very simple set of directions shown below!

Mother's Day Card
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Welcome Baby

13 Apr

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Welcome to this month’s Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration Blog Hop we’re thrilled you are hopping through our Virtual Baby Shower for our fellow designer and friend,  Kim, who delivered a beautiful baby boy, Micah, this past Sunday. 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 3 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jenny G Paper Crafts. 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.

To help decorate Micah’s room and remember the occasion, I created a small work of art by doing a little book folding.  If you’ve never tried book folding you should give it a shot, I find it very relaxing and I always love the outcome.  To add that personalized touch, I created a tag with Micah’s birth date and weight.




Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your hop, next stop is with Melissa Stout who always has wonderful ideas!  Once again, Welcome Baby Micah!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  3. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  4. Kathy at Kathy’s Stamping World
  5. Melissa at The Stamp Doc
  6. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  7. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin’
  8. Donna at Geek Squad Crafting

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Last Set of Weekly Deals

12 Apr

Don’t miss out….this is the last set of Weekly Deals Stampin’ Up! will be offering.  Just click on the image to order yours today!


Rose Wonder Catalog Bundle

7 Apr

Today on SSINKspiration the designers are featuring Occasions Catalog Bundles.  I must say the Rose Wonder stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies make up one of my all-time favorite bundles!

Rose Wonder Bundle

Both of the cards I’m sharing today are sympathy cards.  While these are my least favorite to make, unfortunately I often find that I’m in need of these.   Of course both of these cards could be used for other occasions if different sayings were used.  This first card couldn’t be simpler.  Just stamp the frame and saying, then cut out the flower and frame.  I used dimensionals to mount the saying.20160406_192948With this next card, I cut out the flower 3 times…one time in black, one time in melon mambo,  and one time in pink pirouette.  To get the leaves, I actually stamped the flower with leaves from the set and then cut them out.  To put the card together, I attached the leaves tot he black frame then glued the black frame down and pieced in the various pink pieces.  The saying is embossed in black.


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Only 2 More Weeks of Weekly Deals

6 Apr


Stampin’ Up! will be discontinuing Weekly Deals after April 18th, so hurry to take advantage of these fabulous offers! Just click on the image above to order!