Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Any Occasion

It is always fun to just create with no set occasion in mind and our team of designers are doing that today. They get to pick whatever occasion suits them and share a card with you. I love that the cards are so versatile and let's face in in this fast paced world we need cards that will work for any occasion just in case we forget or just need a card fast. The team has done a great job so if you have some time leave them some love in the form of a comment and as always thanks for stopping by. 
Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea


Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Nichole Loe - Scrappy Stamps & Ink

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

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Monday, June 26, 2017

#SSINKTC46: June Technique Challenge


Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana 

Good morning!  We had another crazy busy weekend (I know at this point that is the norm for us) which included Aidan having a friend sleep over so I was able to spend some extra time in the studio and thought I would play along with this month's technique challenge over on the SSINKspiration blog.  I really like out monthly technique challenges since they are pushing me to try new things, even if they've been around for awhile I'm just now stepping out and trying them and love the results.
This month we had the shaving cream background technique and this one made me a little nervous since I don't usually do "messy."  We also don't have shaving cream in the house (we're shave gel people, just saying!) but I decided to try it with my shave gel and still got great results (I did let the shave gel sit for a little bit before trying this technique so it did foam up some)
To make the cardfront using this technique I used Thick Whisper White cardstock (since it had to sit in the gel for a few minutes and would absorb some moisture I picked thicker cardstock and it worked great).  After spraying some of the gel onto a paper plate I added a few drops of Emerald Envy Ink Refill and swirled it around with a toothpick.  Then I just smooshed the cardstock into the gel until it covered the entire front and let it set for a few minutes.  Then I just pulled the cardstock out of the gel and wiped it clean with a paper towel (that was the messy part).  I really was a beautiful result but the paper was a little damp so I did let mine sit overnight before assembling the card.
To finish it I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Black as a mat for the cardfront and wrapped a piece of Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (this ribbon is beautiful, just a hint of sparkle) around the layers.
The greeting is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and I decided to make this card for a friend and this is a perfect greeting.  I used Stampin' Write Markers to color in the greeting and then stamped on Whisper White cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the same framelits to cut the bottom layer out of Gold Foil.  Since I need a little extra between the two layers I added a piece of Basic Black and Emerald Envy cardstock as layers and really build the greeting up by adding dimensionals between the white layer and then the black and gold layer before attaching it to the cardfront.
I absolutely love this card!  There isn't a lot of detail which really lets the background be the star.  I will also say, I made a second cardfront after this one using the same mixture (since it was already out and mixed I thought why now?)  It still looks fun but doesn't have as much of the intricate swirling as the first so this may be a technique where you can't reuse the shave cream mixture, don't know.  If you haven't given this technique a try you really should, and any color reinker will work.  Play along and share what you create!
Enjoy!


Diana

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Favorites: Favorite Designer Series Paper

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! is full of so many wonderful items.  Each Friday of the month of June our designers have been highlighting their favorites.  Today we are talking about our favorite Designer Series Paper!  Stampin' Up! did not disappoint this year with their pretty paper offerings.  Check out our favorites and the projects we created with each pack of paper.

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl
  

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Birthday Card

Birthdays keep coming around every year, and therefore one can never have too many birthday cards on hand. Our designers have created some fabulous and CASEable birthday cards to share with us today!

Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea


Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl

Nichole Loe - Scrappy Stamps & Ink

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts


Melissa Stout ~ The Stamp Doc

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Monday, June 19, 2017

#SSINKIC46: June INKspiration Challenge

We've got some great summer cards from our designers for this month's INKspiration Challenge! 

Play along with us! Link up before 12pm CST on Sunday. 




Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Favorites: Favorite New Stamp Set

Happy Friday!  And today we are looking at our designer's favorite new stamp sets in that amazing 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!  We have quite an eclectic bunch for you, from beautiful flowers to animals and creatures perfect for coloring with markers, aqua painters and blender pens.  Check out these projects and be sure to head to each designer's blog to get all the details and leave them some love.


Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea
Favorite Stamp Set - Feathery Friends


Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts
Favorite Stamp Set - Magical Mermaid


Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu
Favorite Stamp Set - This Little Piggy


Nichole Loe - Scrappy Stamps & Ink
Favorite Stamp Set - Floral Statements

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Father's Day Cards

Sunday is the day that we celebrate our Dad's whether it is your dad, grandfather or just a special man in your life who has helped you along the way it is time to pull out our stamp sets and get busy. Our team of designers have three great cards for you today. I love the variety they have we hope it gets your creative juices flowing and that you have cards for all those great guys in your life. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there and thanks for stopping by.

Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Nichole Loe - Scrappy Stamps & Ink

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Monday, June 12, 2017

#SSINKCS46: June Sketch Challenge

Check out the beautiful card made by our June Color Challenge Winner:

Today we are kicking off our June Sketch Challenge. Diana created a unique sketch this month, but our designers knocked it out of the park! 

We'd love to have you play along with us. Link up at the bottom of this post before 12pm CST next Sunday. That's June 18th! 


Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts

Nichole Loe - Scrappy Stamps & Ink

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl

Melissa Stout ~ The Stamp Doc

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Favorites: Favorite New In Color

I love the forty fabulous core colors that Stampin' Up! offers.  And what makes it even better is that every year they release five, new In Colors that are on trend and work great with the core colors.  We get two years with these new in colors.  This year, they really out did themselves; Berry Burst,Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, and Tranquil Teal.  Below our the five colors along with just some of the amazing products they come in:





So now we have to see which of these fabulous new in colors are our designers favorite(s):

Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea


Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts

Nichole Loe - Scrappy Stamps & Ink  

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It is the beginning of the month and why not start your month with some Quick and Easy cards that will help you send out lots of cards to those you love. Our team of designers have several cards to share with you that don't take a lot of time but do look great because cards don't have to take long they just look like they do. We would love to hear from you and don't forget to pin your favorite projects to your boards to find them easily later. Have a great day and we hope you are INKspired to create today.
 
Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea


Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts
 
Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

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