Christmas Sneak Peek

Guess what my stampin’ friends?! Today at SSInk we are sharing cards using  this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.

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When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to this great charity that helps support families who are away from home receiving medical treatment for their children. My card also features a stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

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Isn’t this Santa just the cutest thing ever! He is from the new set Cookie Cutter Christmas and has been cut out using the coordinating punch. I wish that you could see the Wink of Stella on the edges of Santa’s suit, it’s so pretty! The sentiment for my card is one that is part of the RMHC set, My Hero!

Thank you so much for coming by today. I hope you have enjoyed our cards and projects. I would love to know what you think of this – you can leave me a comment below. Be sure to subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post!

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August Technique from SSInk

Another month, another technique. I love techniques, and this month’s challenge at SSInk is a fun and easy one!

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I taught this last year at my monthly class and it’s fun to revisit it again this week!

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A close up of one card

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As you can see this is so easy! You don’t need a bunch of special supplies, just a line image stamp, ink for coloring and a punch. The punch can be any size and shape – feel free to get really creative with this.

Than k you so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear from you, so feel free to comment below. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you never miss another post!

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Back to School

Yes people! It is that time again! Time to send the kids back on the big yellow bus and off to school. Well, for most people that is. For us, it is almost time to start our 6th year of educating our kids at home. I cannot believe it’s been that many years already. This year our kiddos will be a high school freshman (GASP!) and a middle school 7th grader. I love to send back to school treats to our co-op teachers as well as our sports coaches, our local librarians and anyone else who plays a role in how we teach and train up our kids. Today at SSInk we are sharing our Back to School Projects!

I hope my projects will inspire you to spoil the teachers and educators in your lives!

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Everyone likes to give the teach an apple – so why not an apple themed card!

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And of course all teachers need pencils! This one is extra special though, since it is filled with Rolos and a Hershey’s Kiss. I love how the Swirly Scribbles circles can be combined to become the apple. I mean, how cute it that!

These gifts are sure to be a big hit this year! Go ahead and give them a try!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I would love to hear your thoughts on my project so leave me so love! Be sure to subscribe on the right so you never miss another post!

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Something for baby

Hello stampers! Hope that you are having a great day! Today at SSInk, we are sharing cards and creations using one of the fantastic hosts sets offered this year.

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This card is using an adorable image from the Love you Lots set, located on page 199 of the Annual Catalog. I made this card for some good friends of ours who had their first baby this summer. Their theme in the nursery has been elephants and I knew this would be just perfect. The Z is for the babies nickname and was so easy to add with the Large Letters Framelits. The sentiment and safety pin come from the Better Together stamp set and were a great addition to this card, don’t you agree?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear your thoughts on my card and be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post!

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August Inkspiration

Happy Monday friends! It is time for another challenge from my pals at SSInkspiration. This week we have this gorgeous photo to inspire us!

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Here is my card:

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These are gorgeous fall colors and this card was so quick and easy. I think it would be a great card to do next month at my Q&E class. Butterfly Basics is a fantastic set to use for almost any occasion.

I hope that you will play along with us this week. I would love to see what you are inspired to create! I would love to know what you think of my card and be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post!

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SSInk Blog Hop – ABC,123

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Hello hoppers! We have a super fun blog hop for you today!! This month we are doing something a little different. It’s an ABC,123 Hop.

We can create an album, box or card that uses 1 stamp, 2 Designer Series Papers and 3 embellishments. Isn’t this fun!! 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 – Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps. 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.

For my project, I have chosen to make you a cute treat box!

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 My stamp is Sweet Treat from Teeny Tiny Wishes, the Designer Series Paper is from the Blooms and Bliss pack and the embellishments are the Bow Tie Clip, the Gold Sequins, the grey ribbon and the Gold Thread. I guess that’s 4 but I really wanted to add all of these little touches to my project. These baker boxes are perfect to give for any occasion and can fit treats, snacks or even small cupcakes.

Now it’s time to Hop along and see what Cheryl has in store for you!

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Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
2. Tobe at The Craft Sea
3. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
4. Jen at Faith.Grace.Stamp.
5. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
6. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place

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August Sketch Challenge from SSInk

Happy Monday friends! I am so excited to bring you another weekly challenge from my stampin’ pals over at SSInk. This week we have a very fun sketch challenge for you.

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Here is my card

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I especially love sketch challenge because for me designing a layout can be the most challenging part of putting a card together. When the layout is in front of me, it is easier to choose stamps that fit and then run with it. I hope that you will play along with us this week! You can link up to your blog or add it to our Facebook group.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I would love to here from you so please leave me a comment and be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post!

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Friday Fun – Punch Art!

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share with you a card I made – it’s my first real punch art card! We are sharing these today over at SSInk.

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This cute guy was super easy to make using the Owl Builder punch! This card was for a friends son who loves Minions. I had so much fun making this for him.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I would love to know what you think of my minion and be sure to subscribe to the blog so you never miss another post!

Have a great weekend friends!

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ICS Blog Hop – Fabulous Framelits

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month so that means it’s time for the ICS Blog Hop! I am so excited that you are here.

This month we are showcasing our Fabulous Framelits! Did you know that Stampin’ Up! offers 52 different sets of framelits! That is such a huge selection to choose from! My project used 3 different sets between the gift item and the coordinating card.

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This was a wedding gift for my son’s youth group leader who got married last weekend. I used their invitation as the inspiration for patterns and colors. Their wedding was an evening filled with family, fun and faith. The bride and groom met last fall at a youth event held at church and now they are husband and wife. I love that our Large Letter Framelits and Large Number Framelits make personalized gifts so easy! The Sunshine Wishes thinlits made a coordinating card quick and easy to add!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Megan’s blog and see what she has for us. Thank you so much for hopping by tonight! I would love to know what you thought of my project! Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post.

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The card you never want to make

We have all been there – we need a sympathy card and we don’t have any on hand. For me, it’s the card I never want to make. It is always so hard to create something comforting during a stressful time and so I always try to keep a couple of them in my stash. Today at SSInk, we are sharing our creations.

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This is a pretty bright and colorful card for a sad occasion but I feel that a ray of hope in the darkness can be nice for the recipient. The Bliss and Blooms Designer Series Paper is perfect for this because it uses rich colors such as Rich Razzleberry, a soft color such a Blushing Bride and the creamy neutral of Crumb Cake. The mega mosaic technique made quick a unique background for this card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great week so far. I would love to hear your thoughts on my card and be sure to subscribe to my posts while you are here!

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