Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Birthday Blooms


Welcome to the March edition of the Kre8tors blog hop.  This month our hop focuses on birthday cards. 

 Here is my card:


I decided to pull out one of my favorite stamp sets, Birthday Blooms.  I just love everything about this set, and had so much fun coloring in the main floral image with my Stampin' Blends.  I also chose to pair this lovely set with a couple of my favorite Sale-a-Bration items.  There are just a few short weeks left of this amazing promotion.  I used the basket weave embossing folder, and also the Basic Grey shimmer ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack.

Next up on our hop is Becky Browning, and I am sure she has something fun to share.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole


March 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Monday, March 5, 2018

#SSINKCC50 - Eclectic Expressions

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Today, over at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are starting a new challenge, a color challenge.


I just love these colors together!  For my card, I decided to feature the new Eclectic Expressions stamp set that was part of the second release of Sale-a-Bration items.  Here is what the set looks like:


I love the artistic and graphic feel of this set.  Here is my card:


I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base, and added a Sweet Sugarplum mat.  On my sheet of Whisper White I stamped the large, solid circle image in Soft Sky, to cover part of the white.  Over that, I stamped the smaller dotted circle in Sweet Sugarplum, and accented both of those with the sparkle stamp in Rich Razzleberry.  I added a strip of Soft Sky cardstock that I stamped the greeting on, and cut one end with the Triple Banner Punch.  To embellish my card, I added some rhinestones, and a bow.

That is all I have to share for today, be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members came up with, and to play along with this fun challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Monday, February 26, 2018

Back to Nature: Waterfront

Hey everybody!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I did!  I spent Saturday crafting with some of the greatest ladies I know.  Today, my family attended church, had lunch together while we were out doing a little shopping, and then we came home and relaxed together.

Today over at Stylin' Stampin' Inskpiration we are sharing ideas that take us back to nature.  I decided to make a card that features the Waterfront stamp set.


I love how easy it is to create mountain scenes like this one with this set.


I used my Clear Wink of Stella brush to make my water sparkle.

That is all I have to share for today.  Be sure to head over to the SSInkspiration blog to see what the other design team members are sharing.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Stampin' Up! Kits - Mixed Medallions

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today, over at Stylin' Stampin' Inskpiration we are sharing projects made with the wonderful kits that Stampin' Up! offers.

I decided to share some cards I made from the Mixed Medallions kit that is available as a free level 1 Sale-a-Bration item.  This kit comes with all of the supplies necessary to make 8 cards.  There are two different designs, and you get to make four of each.  The kit even includes envelopes.


You can see from the picture above that the card bases feature cut outs, and a fun fold.  Your greetings are pre-printed, and come in three different languages.  The accent and embellishment pieces are located on the same die cut sheet.

Here are what the cards look like when they are complete:



Here is what the inside looks like.  There is plenty of room for a long note, or even a gift card.


That is all I have to share for today.  Please be sure to head on over to the SSInkspiration blog to see what the other design team members are sharing.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Beautiful Peacock


Hello everyone!  Welcome to the February Kre8tors blog hop.  This month we are all sharing some fun Sale-a-Bration ideas.  There are so many great items to choose from in this year's Sale-a-Bration offerings, and there will be even more things offered at the end of this week.  You can choose one free level one Sale-a-Bration item for every $50 you spend on catalog purchases.  

Today, I am sharing a card that I made that features the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.  This is a level one Sale-a-Bration item.

Here is my card:


Up next on the hop is Mary, I am sure she has something great to share!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Friday, February 9, 2018

Be My Valentine - Heart Happiness

Happy Friday!  Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?  My husband and I have plans to go out with a friend tonight, and then it will be all about baking to get ready for a Youth Group bake sale on Sunday.

Today over at Stylin' Stampin' Inskpiration the design team is sharing some do it yourself valentine ideas.  I am sharing a card I made that I plan to give to my daughter.

Here is my card:


I used the Heart Happiness stamp set for the focus of my card.  I stamped the striped heart twice in Melon Mambo, and for the middle one, I stamped it with second generation Melon Mambo ink.  I added in the outline hearts with Calypso Coral ink, and then embossed some heart clusters with Gold Embossing Powder.  This piece is on top of a piece of Painted with Love designer series paper, on a Rich Razzleberry card base.  For my greeting, I used the valentine's day stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Melon Mambo ink, on Whisper White.  I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.

That is all I have to share for today.  Be sure to head over to the SSInkspiration blog to see what the other design team members are sharing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole