Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kinda Contraband for my SSINK Challenge

Today is "Contraband Day" at SSINK -- and I kinda followed the rules. You would think that when I could use ANYTHING from my scrap stash that I wouldn't use any Stampin' Up! But no -- so in love with the ornament dies that I used my scrap stash, My Mind's Eye, with it. And a cricut cut branch to hang the ornaments from. And the ribbon is SU too -- but retired. Love love love that ribbon.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Stlyin' Stampin' INKspiration December Challenge

Today's Stlyin' Stampin' INKspiration December Challenge has a beautiful contrast of winter colors. And I am loving the dramatic red against glittery snow white!
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Welcome to the FCCB Christmas Bingo Blog Hop! Here is your Bingo card-

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! and Happy New Year! This is my Bingo Blog Hop card. I choose to do a free standing pop-up card for a "wow!" card. These are great cards as they fold flat for mailing. I did the line down on the right side.

Poinsettias are from 3d Floral Home Decor Cricut Cartridge
Snowgirl is from Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
Snowflakes are from also from Winter Woodland

These are the instructions i used for the card. Very clear, and easy to put together.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

SSINK Card Sketch

Today at SSINK,we are doing a Card Sketch challenge. So there is flexibility in the focal point, and when I saw the subtle background, I thought using the new Softly Falling Stampin Up! embossing plate would be perfect...

So I used the snow globe stamp from Sparkly Season's stamp set and fussy cut the globe out -- even though I COULD have used the circle die in the bundle set. And I didn't realize until now that my banner is the flip of the sketch banner!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SSINK Christmas Blog Hop

The SSINK December blog hop topic is Christmas! I love using Shimmery White cardstock with gold embossing, and had to with this beautiful stamp of the Holy Family. Adding Winter Wonderland DSP gave a subtle background to highlight the stamped image. I topped it off with Vanilla and more gold glitter -- Glitter Ribbon. To see the products that I used, see the end of this post.

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 5 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop: Leanne at Literally My Joy. 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.

**Please add this participant list to the bottom of your post.**

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  2. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  3. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  4. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  5. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  6. Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating
  7. Melissa at The Stamp Doc
  8. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  9. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

Next stop is Melissa. Click the Next arrow to see her Christmas-themed project:
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's Snowing! SSINK's Snowflake Challenge

Today is SSINK's Snowflake challenge. I love snowflakes -- just not in real life while I am driving a car. I combined a few Stampin' Up! stamp and die and punch bundles for this card, embossing stamped images on white shimmer cardstock with silver and matting onto a regal purple cardstock:

Up close, you can see the shimmer in the cardstock:

Even though these colors are cold, the purple seems to warm up the icy scene. Here's the supplies that I used:

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

SSINK's Blog Hop: Mystery Supply Challenge

You are at the 12 stop on SSINK's Blog Hop: Mystery Supply Challenge.Today's challenge for the SSINK team is a mystery item swap. 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 11 Stampin with Darla & Sisters on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop. 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 received the following items from Diana Eichfeld:

This is what I created -- adding inked edges, some gold embossing over a washi punch, and a brad:

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Click here to go to the next stop, #13:

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Jenn at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  2. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place 
  3. Tobe at The Craft Sea
  4. Donna at Geek Squad Crafting
  5. Carrie at Carrie Stamps
  6. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  7. Tonya at Stampin with Tonya
  8. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  9. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  10. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  11. Darla at Stampin with Darla & Sisters
  12. Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating
  13. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

Friday, November 6, 2015

Anything Goes SSINK Challenge

Today's SSINK chall, Anything Goes! I am working on some ideas for a few vending events coming up, and these modge podged tags are what I am working on now. I used Stampin' Up!'s "Home For Christmas" Designer Series Paper, and I love how retro they are. I cut out my favorite images -- Santa and reindeer -- and layered them on DSP scraps, which I had glued onto wood tags.
Image copyright Stampin' Up!

And then my SSINK Design Team sisters introduced me to Picmonkey. com -- and I went crazy with a new watermark and very cool overlays. I love how even more retro my tags look. I probably have to tone it down, but I love playing with digital images.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The SSKINK Project Life Challenge

Today's SSINK challenge is to use Project Life, and with the Seasonal Snapshots PL by SU! kit, my Halloween pics were completed in no time. I love the craft papers with the bright traditional orange and black for Halloween.

I want to show you how I do Project Life. First I add my PL cards and some embellishments:

Then I add my photos -- and change a few things around and embellish:

There is zero tweaking the layout, making photos straight, or the need to make an elaborate layout. Just adding pics and the fun stuff, like glitter glue.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

"Introduction to SU! Project Life" class

I wanted to share last September's "Introduction to SU! Project Life" class. I create three pages, which I handed out to my craft ladies and gave them the "cliff note" version: 

(1) Project Life by Stampin' Up!

(2) The items that my class received:
(3) A Stampin' Up! Wishlist, with add-ons:

I divided up a Let's Get Away full Kit from Stampin' Up! and handed out Design 1 of the pocket pages. We had a great time at the Project Life by Stampin' Up! class -- and the ladies asked me to add a complete Project Life Kit class to my craft night offerings.

If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, feel free to use my file images -- or contact me for the documents if you would like to revise them to fit your needs. I took all information from the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Crop Projects...Prima Dolls, Altered Dominoes, Chocolate Gift Boxes & Cards in a Bag

I went to great weekend crop last week, hosted by I Love Scrapbooking NY CT NJ. The croppers are friendly and inclusive, the host, Koren, is great, and the projects were awesome. I am showing you a few of the projects that we worked on and will update info with the teacher info ASAP.

Koren Creamer's Class:

Domino Jewelry Pendants with Thea:
The first pic is Thea's beautiful pendants...The second is mine, in the works..Since then I have ordered ice resin to finish and found some dominoes at our local thrift store. I am truly addicted now!

Distressed Box of Chocolates Class with Anna Zuniga:

Marie Jones was a sweet woman who make sure that everyone in her class had all the help that they needed. And, between you and I, this products, already precut, was still challenging!

I love how the owls are all lined up at the bottom of this purse bag!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

SSINK Paper Pumpkin Challenge

What I love about Paper Pumpkin is splitting up the kit and getting more milage. For SSINK's Paper Pumpkin challenge, I used the black chalk paper die cuts from August's Paper pumpkin with the white craft ink that came in the kit. And I can't stop using my Triple Banner Punch!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The SSINK DT's Favorite Holiday Bundles

This is my favorite bundle: Jingle All the Way, and for SSINK's holiday bundle challenge, I had to use this with Glitter Paper. Santa is landing in glittering beds of snow in the dark of the night. To help the die cuts pop against the monochromatic white glitter, I backed one set with black card stock and let the bottom layers appear to be one layer.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SSINK Challenge: Playing with Markers

Today's SSINK Challenge is Playing with Markers. And with matching card stock, patterned papers, and markers -- and an orange paperclip bow from Paper Pumpkin's kit from August. I love the "Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set" with the die cut matching leaf from the "Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Bundle." 

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Friday, September 4, 2015

SSINK's Product Focus: Spider Web Doilies

Come look at the festive doilies Stampin' Up! has in it's new holiday catalog. The design team at SSINK is focusing on Spider Web Doilies -- and you will see so many great ways to use them this Halloween.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
Back to School

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday... 

Challenge #259 Back to School
Make a project featuring school related activities or teachers!

This Weeks Sponsor:

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.  If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

And, if you submit a project in our challenge that isn't a card, you will get two entries for a chance to win the prize instead of one!

Here is my take on back to school....back to college! A dorm room with a Monster's University theme sounds pretty fun to me!
Cricut Cartridge Best of Pixar was used for this pop-up card box.