Friday, January 30, 2015

What's My Favorite?


The SSINK ladies want to know -- what's your favorite? For me, it is the Note Tag Punch because this baby fits so many of Stampin' Up's stamps. It is so easy to stamp and punch -- and no wait time for ink to dry. It must be the Whisper White cardstock. No smearing, just even stamping. Makes this former "I hate to stamp" love it!



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Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Some Traditional 12x12 Scrappin' with SSINKLS17


SSINK is hosting a pretty cool LO sketch (SSINKLS17) this week, so come join the fun with us:


And I guess I was inspired by the black and whites! I didn't realize it at first, but now that I am posting the sketch and my traditional double page layout, I see it, lol. 

Loved using SU!'s Project Life Love Story pocket page cards and the accessory kit. I added some bokah dots with a sponge dauber and Silver metallic Encore ink and Basic Black. My photos and journal box were mounted against the cool tones wood grain from Adventure Bound Paper Stack. And since I love my diecut titles, Happy is also from the new Occasions catalog, "Hello You" thinlit dies

And added some extra bling with some baby fine Silver Stampin' Glitter:


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Project Life - Scraping December with "Hello December"


At the SSINK blog, we have been challenged to use some Project Life. My intention was to put together a December Daily -- but instead I just scrapped the month of December in a few 12x12 pages. I love the pocket pages because I was able to complete my December month at a short Saturday crop, and embellishing with the Project Life was so easy.




Here's what I used:

Friday, January 9, 2015

Great Deal for New Members of my Stampin' Up! Team

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Here is a great deal for new members of my team who sign up during Sale-A-Bration. You can choose between: 
- a free Occasions Kit (flower kit above is one option) or 
- two Sale-A-Bration items (http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/2015_SAB/20150106_SAB_en-US.pdf). 

It's the best deal of the year! I would love to teach you the ropes to being an active demo who loves what she does -- showing others that being creative is not hard! Or if you would rather be a hobby demo, you can enjoy a demo discount on all products -- on top of Sale-A-Bration deals and sales and clearance!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Recycling Christmas Cards


With all of the time and cost that goes into getting the perfect Christmas photo (or photos), I love to recycle Christmas cards into a mini album. And the SSINK recycle challenge, this gave me a chance to really put some time into the cover.

And the book itself was a "cinch" using the WRMemories Cinch binding tool (sorry I couldn't pass that up). I just glued like-sized cards together and bound it.  



Thursday, January 1, 2015

On the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team




I am so excited to be on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration (SSINK) DT! I love being able to challenge myself to use only Stampin' Up! products in new ways, using new techniques, and pushing myself to be more creative. 

Here is my first project on the team: I used the Paper Pumpkin December Kit -- and not only are window cards fun, the kit includes everything that you need to do this right. And lots of leftovers to make more! And I put a twist on some of these cards -- using silver ink instead of grey (and combining both grey and silver), stamping the thank you diecut sticker with the included thank you stamp, and putting my card sentiment in different places (see the hello card at top).



If you are interested in purchasing this kit, you can if you become a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber. Click here for details.