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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Retro Sketches RS#129

I have this stamp set...that I can't quite show you yet....(only ONE more day!!!

and I found this amazing sketch challenge!

So now I MUST show you what I did!!
I FREAKING LOVE this new set :)   It's in the upcoming Holiday catalog...Check back tomorrow for a FULL on slam of holiday stuff!

Okay:  So I used a few of our often forgotten products for this card.

White Chalk Marker...this is a MUST!!  
Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker
Window Sheets
And some new products!
Blendabilities!! (I know, SHOCKER!)
Dots& Stripes Decorative Mask

So here's what I did:
 I colored the image in with Blendabilities.  I used a sponge to make the "glow" around the candles and the dirty part of the floor.  I know its hard to see, but I also used the color lifting Blendabilities and a white gel pen to give the illusion of lights in the swag on the garland.  I can't decide if that is my favorite part...or not, because I also love the fake snow on the corners of the window...thank you Chalk marker!
or maybe its this:

The wonky sign.  AH  I can't decide!!!!
To make the brick background, I took the stripes decorative mask, and used Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge to get the darker lines.  Thank God for the mask, the lines were super easy, evenly spaced...and STRAIGHT! :)   Then I used my trusty Chalk Marker and made the "morter lines"
Thank you so much for looking!  

See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Life Interrupted.



This past week has been complete chaos...I'm not going to lie.
Between cleaning out 3 different closets....preparing 2 different back to school bags....and FINALLY getting summer weather the weekend before school starts, we are spent.  And this mamma, is ready for her life back...structure, and discipline... YAY!

but look at them....
  when did my baby grow up?!  3rd Grade already?!

My Favorite girl! She gets taller by the second! 
 This just happened!!  Young 5's here we come!

Little brother is going to miss his partner in crime.  Looking forward to some one on one time with that little guy!

Stop taking pictures mom! 
Thanks for your grace and forgiveness this week as I have been a crafty recluse.  I promise you that I have been working hard, just not able to post for you.
Tomorrow:  Paper Pumpkin from HAVE to sign up before the end of this week!!
AND...... The Holiday Catalog goes LIVE on Thursday!!  EEEEKK!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quick and Easy Peasy does it!

Quick and Easy Wednesday!

What is quicker than using scraps and a framelit?!

How cute are these guys?!!
They were leftover from another project, and honestly, I crumbled them up accidentally and then "POOF" an inspiration hit!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these new framelits!!  I cannot wait to show them to you!

I also love the stamp set Mingle All The Way!
  This is only half of the stamped image...the rest is super cute too!!  and there are a mix of fall/winter holiday sayings in it!   Super Super Fun!

Thanks for poppin in today!  Wanna see what the rest of the SSInk Design team considers "Quick and Easy" ?!  Check it out HERE.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Two Step Stamping!! :)

I step, you step, we all Two Step !!

Two step stamping, most of us do it without even realizing its a technique.  Any time you take one stamp to the page, then add another on top...Poof! You're a technique master!

How fun is this set?!!  
(its another sneak peek from the Holiday Catalog!)
I LOVE the linen look of these stamps, and how reminiscent it is of the current set, Work of Art.

Wanna see some more Two-Step stampin?  Head on over to SSINKspiration for a peek at some sweet cards!

Come back tomorrow for a quick and easy card idea!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SSInkspiration Convention Swap Blog Hop!

#TBT Time!

Welcome to this month's SSInkspiration Blog Hop!Some of us were fortunate enough to attend Stampin' Up!'s 2014 Inspire, Create, Share convention back in July. (sadly, I was not)BUT!  I was able to share in this super fun swap that we all did with stamp sets from the 2014/2015 Idea Book & Catalog.

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 1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Darcy J, of DJ's Stampin' Place 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.

Here is my swap card!

Now wait a second already showed us this card...
hmmmmm....check out the original post here.
Well then I suppose I better show you another version to shake things up!

Okay, So I'm not gonna lie....I really like this version better!
This DSP is TO DIE FOR!!  and the silver foil stars from the July My Paper Pumpkin kit just hit the spot! (you could use whatever shape you wanted and punch them out of our silver foil sheets too!!)   This would be a great New Year's Eve invitation, or a black tie party invite.  So sassy, yet classy!

 This Smoky Slate ribbon is so yummy!  has a little silver threading at the edges to give it some jazz, but its so soft and easy to work with.

Not to mention it has the same "brushed nickel" look to it that is SO Chic and 'IN' right now!   The silver foil stars just add that splash of bling without being over the top.  Can I just tell you how in love I am with silver and black!?!  YES PLEASE!!  (oooooh....and I just thought about how awesome this would be in gold for a 50th wedding party?!....better run to the craft room and WRITE THAT DOWN!)

Thanks for stopping in!  Be sure to head on over to Cynthia's page next...she has a SUPER card to show you!  
Wanna recreate these cards?  Here are a few supplies you will need.

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  2. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  3. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  4. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  5. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  6. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  9. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  10. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  11. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  12. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  13. Darla R. of Stampin' with Darla
  14. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Project Life - Scrapbooking that is NOT hard!

Truth Time:
Scrapbooking scares the total daylights out of me!
(um...I know what you're thinking, "wait, what did she just say?!")

Yes, the crafty Stampin' Up! lady does not even own scrapbook...


Okay, so I don't own a real scrapbook...YET...but I am creating one using MyDigitalStudio and Project Life by Stampin' Up!
These two products make it SUPER easy to get my feet wet.

MDS is our digital scrapbooking software, that really is for OH so much more!  The Project Life by Stampin' Up! is a collection of super cute journaling cards, page fillers, and embellishments that are meant for quick and easy use!

Here is my page :)

aw... ain't he just the cutest thing?!

This week is our 10th Anniversary!  Oh my!!  a whole decade!

For this layout I used the 

 Love Story Digial Project Life Cards - Digital Download 
**Best $19.95 you could ever spend!! This is only a tiny sample of what comes in this kit!**

I plan on creating an entire album to supplement the wedding album we have.  Its a great wedding memory, but lets face it, a LOT has changed in the last 10 years and I want to make a "round 2" version of our first decade together.  I am SO excited that I cannot stand it!

this digital version makes it SUPER simple to create a layout, change the shapes, colors, etc.  and when I get stuck...the journaling cards are the perfect extra embellishment all by themselves.  

The best part?!  When I'm all done...I can order my new photobook RIGHT FROM MDS!!  :)

Not really feeling the black and white or the lovey dovey wedding motif?  Check out these downloads:


Think these are cute?!  There are MORE!! :)
Click here to see them all!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow, you never know what I might make!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Card Sketch #SSINKCS12

I cannot tell you how excited I am that it is Monday!!
Mondays are fundays over at SSInkspirations!

I made this super fun card for today's sketch challenge #SSINKCS12

Don't you just LOVE previews from the new Holiday Catalog?!

As soon as I saw this sketch I KNEW I had to do these little cuties!
It is my take on one of my favorite children's books

"Three Little Ghosties, sitting on posties, eating burnt toasties, telling big boasties..."

The whole book is full of cute little rhymes and these little ghosties are just adorbs!

 The moon was masked with a 1 inch circle of post-it note sponged over with Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, and Smokey Slate

I know you're shocked, but yes, I used a Sharpie and my Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to color the pearls for the eyes and the necklace.

This is from the Fall Fest set....and YES it comes in a bundle with coordinating framelits!
Also, the paper in the background is from the Medley Monsters DSP, and the "Trick or Treat" is from the new hostess set Good Greetings.  Lots of new stuff!!

Thanks for checking in!  Come back tomorrow to see a few quick and easy cards using scraps of DSP.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary to SSInkspiration!

Today we celebrate!
Our amazing design team is celebrating its first anniversary!

I can think of no better way to express how much I love being a part of such a fun and crazy group of friends than to make a card!

I cannot even express how much I love being a part of such a talented and amazing group of stampers.  They encourage me to grow in my craft and make me laugh like NON OTHER!!  :)

 Blendabilities, oh how I love thee let me count the ways....  For this card I used some of our Stampin' Write markers to fill in the color gaps.  I am desperate for the rest of the colors to arrive on my doorstep!!
 @SoSocial!  haha Love this stamp set!  and this Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's twine is the best!   Really pops next to the Tangelo Twist ribbon (which is also YUMMY!)
the DSP is Park Lane
Head on over to SSInkspiration and see what everyone else is up to today!  You will NOT be disappointed!
And when you're done with that, how about some more exciting news?!
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