Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8/15/18: Here’s Diana



Today's post is about our feature designer this month - Diana! Let's see what she have to share with us today!


Hello! I’m Diana and I’m 43 years old and I am one of the founding members of the SSINKspiration design blog.  I live in Northern VA, USA with my husband Chris, 13- year old son Aidan, and our little Mocha dog.

 I work full-time as a Contracts Manager for an Aerospace Company that works with the Government.  My son is very active in everything, Boy Scouts, Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, Tae Kwon Do, as well as several clubs at school.  When we're not on the go with work, school or activities we love to travel and all things Disney is tops on our list, we love the cruises as well as Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
In addition to crafting and being my son’s biggest fan or all his activities, I love shopping, relaxing, and running.  I run several races a year and am always trying to find bigger challenges.  This past January I ran the Dopey Challenge at Disney World (sense a theme here?) and ran 48.6 miles (5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon) over 4 days, through all 4 parks.  It was all about fun and stopped for characters and even rode a roller coaster during the Full Marathon, come on how often can you do that?


I was always into crafts but when my son was born I started getting into scrapbooking and then a friend introduced me to cardmaking and it was love at first sight.  I love that you can make beautiful cards in the fraction of a time of scrapbooking and impact receiving a handmade card has on the receiver (we don’t get enough “happy mail” these days!).  My style is clean and simple and since I have a house full of boys I tend to make quite a few “dude cards.”  I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in 2007 and love sharing the joy of card making and paper crafting.  I’ve been a member of several design teams and love the ability to inspire others.   
Please visit my bloghttp://stampinfunwithdiana.blogspot.com/ to see what I’m currently working on.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

8/13/18: Man of the Woods (masculine, woodsy cards)


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are sharing Masculine Card! We think these are hardest to make so we wanted to share few examples here to give you some inspiration! Have a great week, everyone!




Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

 Rebecca Urban-Urban Stamping

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Friday, August 10, 2018

8/10/18: Favorite Stamp Set (Annual Catalog)



Happy Friday! It's end of the week again and today the design team members are sharing their favorite stamp set from the current Annual Catalog. It's always hard to just pick one but we try our best! What is your favorite stamp set? Hope you enjoy our creation today and have a wonderful weekend!



Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea


Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl


Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana


Rebecca Urban-Urban Stamping


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Monday, August 6, 2018

8/6/2018 #SSINKCS53 Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome!  We've got a sketch challenge for you, and invite you to take part in showing off your skills!  Just use the sketch below and make a card that uses the elements in the sketch.

After you create your card, use the InLinkz button below to add your blog and picture to the challenge!  Its easy and doesn't cost a thing!  The contest will end August 16 and we'll announce the winner the following Monday!

Need inspiration?  Check out what the design team has done!

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu



Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Rebecca Urban-Urban Stamping

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl

Here is the link up button for you to add your own projects!   Need help?  Leave a comment with the best way to reach you, or swing by our SSINK Facebook fan page and ask there! 


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Friday, August 3, 2018

8/3/18 Case the DT- Diana


Happy Friday crafters and thank you for stopping by today! Diana is one of our long time designer here at SSINK and today we are CASEing her card ! (Copy and Share Everything). She has very unique styles and we all just love her work. Hope you enjoy the cards today and be sure to check out her blog!



Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu



Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana



 Rebecca Urban-Urban Stamping



Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea






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Monday, July 30, 2018

7/30/18 Christmas in July

Can I get a HO HO HO??  Its Christmas in July over here at Stylin' Stampin' INKspirations, and what better way to show our love for the holidays than with some festive projects? 

Stampin' Up!'s own Holiday catalog will be available for you to see on September 1!  Please get with one of our fabulous demonstrators below if you wish to have a catalog mailed to you. 

We'd love to hear what you think!  Leave us a comment, or go directly to the project pages to leave comments on each design team member's page. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana


Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

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Friday, July 27, 2018

7/27/18 Favorite Bundle

Hello and welcome!  We are playing with our favorite bundles from the Annual catalog!  Bundles are a great way to get coordinating product for less, as bundles come at 10% off.  You can check out all of the many bundle offerings by clicking here:  Stampin' Up! bundles

We hope you'll check out each design team member's page as you'll surely be inspired by all that we have created for you! 

Speaking of bundles...what's YOUR favorite??

Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana



Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea





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Monday, July 23, 2018

07/23/18 Stamp Set Focus: Painted Glass

Hello and welcome!  Today the Design Team is playing with the Painted Glass Suite!  The beautiful stamp set is full of gorgeous images and such a pretty font.  If you purchase the Painted Glass bundle, you'll save 10%!  So check out the links below! 

Need more inspiration?  Join our Facebook page here:  SSINKspiration Facebook page.

Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

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Friday, July 20, 2018

7/20/18 - Explore the Outdoors

Happy Friday! Today the team is sharing some cards that are related to outdoor theme! What are some of your favorite outdoor activities? We hope the cards will inspire you to get out and be active! Have a great weekend!




Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

07/18/18 - Here's Cathy


Today we have a special post dedicated to Cathy, one of our feature designer for the month. Let's read on and get to know her a little better!


As I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for this 'get to know me' post, I spent some time looking through photos I haven't seen in a while.  Fun memories!  Then I realized the best way to get to know me is to walk through those photos with me.  I hope you enjoy them!
I live in Bethel, Maine, a lovely little town in the western Maine mountains with my husband and dog. I grew up here, and except for a few years living on the coast after college, I have always lived here.  It's truly a special place.
During the day I work at Gould Academy, an independent college prep boarding school.  If you have a high school age student who would like to go to a great New England boarding school, let me know.  I work in the Admissions Office...just sayin!  But hurry, because I am retiring in January, and I can not wait!
My husband and I have a few unusual hobbies.
We often fly through the valley in our powered parachute (he flies it, I enjoy the scenery), or in our Piper Cherokee when we want to go longer distances.
When we're not in the air, we're chugging around town in our 1931 Model A Ford which we lovingly restored,
or our 1927 Model T Ford, which came to live with us in one piece, not in 13 boxes like the Model A did!
In the late winter, early spring, we collect sap and boil down maple syrup in a little sugar house we built a few years ago.
I love to garden, maintain the lawns and work around the house in the summer. 
And when I'm not outside enjoying the great Maine outdoors, I like to create in many ways.  Besides stamping, I crochet, quilt, stencil  and sew.




There it is...me in a nutshell.  I hope you enjoyed learning a little about me and will continue to get to know me and my stamping style through my blog, Maine Mountain Stamper, and the rest of the talented Design Team through our blog.  Thanks!  And God Bless.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

07/16/18 #SSINKTC52 Technique Challenge: Ink, Twine, Paper


Happy Monday everyone - Today's technique challenge is called Ink, Twine & Paper and it's such a fun way to be creative on how your card will turn out. I hope you will give this technique a try and be sure to submit your creation!





Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper


                                                              Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana




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Friday, July 13, 2018

7/13/18 - Travel


Hi everyone - today we are sharing travel related cards and project! As you can see, each of our design team members has different takes on this theme. Have a great day and enjoy your weekend!


Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl



Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

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