Sunshine Wishes Meets Sponge Brayer

15 Jul



The new sponge brayers are easy to use and inexpensive and can produce some great effects, especially when coupled with the Irresistably Yours Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Today’s card  couldn’t be any simpler to create.  All the details are available on the Free Tutorial Sheet below.  For other Quick and Easy Cards, hop on over the SSINKspiration Blog page and see what the other designers have created.

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Sunshine Wishes Meets Sponge Brayer Tutorial


Something Beachy

6 Jul


Oh how I wish I were at the beach….but I guess this is going to have to do!  Today over on SSINKspirations the designers are featuring Beach/Fun Cards.  You’ll definitely want to check them out.  Since I don’t have a beach stamp set, I decided to create a beach, a little ocean and some scenery.  The only problem is it made me want to be at the real beach even more!

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Wherever You Go

30 Jun

I really like the new set, Wherever You Go.  I love the look of the sun shining beyond the bridge.  In addition, I’m always looking for a set that can lean towards the masculine side, and I feel this one can.



For more sunshine in your day, check out what the other demonstrators have created on the SSINKspiration Blog.  Here’s my creation.   It’s very straight-forward stamping which is great when it comes to making a quick card!  The colors are navy and Sahara sand along with crushed curry.

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Happy 4th Art

21 Jun


Some of my favorite things to create are 12 X 12 frame-able seasonal displays.  This is my 4th of July creation.  I thought this was going to be challenging because there really are no 4th of July stamps in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog and I was designing this for my club members to recreate.  Once I got started, however, I had so much fun playing and using my stamps and framelits in ways they really weren’t meant to be used!





If you’d like some other ideas of things to stamp other than a card, check out the SSINKspiration Blog today!

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle

Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle


Curtain Fold Card

14 Jun


I just love this Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper!  Anything pink is good, but add black with it and it’s even better!  Now, if I can add a simple fold, in this case, the curtain or as some call it drapery fold and a sentiment stamp I’ve got a card that pops!  Today on the SSINKspiration  blog, the designers are featuring their favorite new DSP.  I’ve gotta admit, picking just one was tough!  (I also really love the Foral Boutique DSP.)  If you’re unfamiliar with how to do this fold, be sure to download the tutorial below and you can replicate this card in no time!

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Drapery Card Tutorial

Faux Tiling with Corner Garden

25 May

Today on SSInkspiration, the designers are featuring some more retiring product projects.  I thought I’d combine my contribution with the Faux Tiling Technique.    This card is featuring a number of products that will be leaving including…

*Corner Garden Stamp  #134048
*Simply Scored Diagonal  Plate  # 125586
*Note Tag Punch #135860

*NOTE:  Don’t wait to order these items as time is running out!!!!

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Faux Tiling Directions:
Stamp the Corner Garden flowers with the black pad.

  1. Using the diagonal score plate, score along the top and down the
    side at 0, 2″, and 4″.
  2. Rotate 90 degrees and repeat the scoring.
  3. To create a template for sponging, use the same size piece of CS and repeat the scoring lines.  Next cut out a section so that you can place it in the bottom corners on your stamped, scored card front and sponge.
  4. To create the tag, you will pull the CS through the punch so that it only punches the top.

Words of Truth Retiring

11 May

I’m going to miss this particular word stamp set a bunch!   Words of Truth has been the perfect set to use with my teenagers!  Below is my latest sample, but fortunately only the Words of Truth set is retiring and not the Project Life Memories in the Making set as well.

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To add a little extra to the card, I cut out the inside of the circle lines and slipped it over the word bar.  Otherwise, this is straight-forward stamping!  To check out other retiring item samples, be sure to visit the SSINKspiration blog today.  Be sure to click below to order your Words of Truth set before it’s gone!

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