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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ICS Blog Hop - Epic Celebrations


Hello everyone!  Welcome to the February Inspire, Create, & Share blog hop.  This month we are still celebrating Sale-a-Braiton, but there is a twist.  One of our hoppers, Anastasia from Stampin' Blondie came up with a color challenge for us.  

Here is her color challenge:
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I was a little intimidated when I saw her choice.  There is no Whisper White, or Very Vanilla.  In the end, I had so much fun thinking outside of the box, and am very happy with how my card came out.

Here is my card:

I used the Epic Celebrations stamp set.  I stamped the sneakers in the background using all four different blues in the challenge.  I arranged them from lightest to darkest, and worked top to bottom.  Then I added a strip of Island Indigo cardstock embossed with the Hexagons folder.  I also added a strip of Night of Navy cardstock embossed with the Oh My Stars folder.  For my greeting, I used the Lots of Labels framlelits to cut out a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I stamped my greeting in Night of Navy, and added some dots from the stamp set in Bermuda Bay.  I backed the greeting with 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay.


That is all I have to share for today, head on over to my friend Darla's blog see what she is sharing tonight.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Monday, February 5, 2018

SSINK Sketch Challenge: Party Pandas

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Our weekend was pretty low key.  On Saturdays, we have some of our neighbors over to play board games.  Well, this past weekend we also babysat my two young nieces.  The kids had a great time playing together.  

Look at them all having fun in their cat ears. 

Today over at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are launching a new sketch challenge.  

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:


I haven't gotten a chance to use the Party Panda Sale-a-Bration stamp set much yet.  I knew as soon as I saw this sketch that I was going to be featuring this set.  I paired the fun pandas with the Picture Perfect Party paper.  I added a greeting to the bottom, using the classic label punch, and used the ombre Lemon Lime Twist ribbon in the background.

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 created; and to play along with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Petal Palette Class

Hello there everyone!  Today I am excited to share my upcoming class with you!

Have you seen the gorgeous Petal Passion product suite in the Occasions Catalog?  You can find it on pages 22 and 23. 

In this next class, we will be making 5 notecards, and a box to keep them in.  The class also includes a pack of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, and a roll of 1/8 " Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White (pg 199 AC).




I am super excited to share this fun product suite with you!  Here is a closer look at some of the projects we will be making.

  

This is the card box.  It will hold all five cards, plus the envelopes.

I also want to share a couple of the cards we will be making.




I hope you'll join me for this class.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Monday, January 29, 2018

DIY Valentine

Good Morning!  Today the Stylin' Stampin' Inskpiration design team is sharing some ideas to get you thinking about Valentine's Day.  I decided to make a set of cards, and a box to keep them in.  My project features the Sure Do Love You suite found on pages 18 & 19 of the Occasions Catalog.


This is the box I made.  I made it using the Lots to Love Box Framelit Dies.  This box is sized perfectly to hold the new Narrow Notecards, and Envelopes that are also available as part of this product suite.


I went over all three hearts on the front of my box with my Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, to add some fun shimmer.


I used the Narrow Note Cards to make five valentine cards, with coordinating envelopes.  Each card features a different patterns from the designer series paper pack.  Each piece of DSP was matted with a coordinating cardstock.  I added a simple ribbon knot, and a heart with a greeting.  These cards are very simple, and quick to assemble.  To coordinate the envelopes, I used my 2" circle punch, to punch out a piece of paper that was used on the card.

That is all I have to share for today, please be sure to head on over to the SSInkspiration blog to see what our other designers are sharing!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole