Monday, October 16, 2017

SSInkspiration Fun Folds Challenge

Hey everybody!  Today over at SSInkspiration we have a cool fun folds challenge for you to play along with.  This was my first time ever making a waterfall card.  

Here is my card:


I used the Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper that is on sale this month.  I just got this paper when I did my Buy 3 Get 1 free order.  It is *gorgeous*!


Here are the directions for making a waterfall card.  It really is a lot easier than it looks, and easier than it reads in the directions.  I hope you'll head over to Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration and play along with the challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole






Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hello Fall Treats

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a set of fun little fall treats.  I made a bunch of these for attendees of my team meeting on Saturday, and also for those who attended my classes today.



I first saw this kind of treat made on a Pampered Stamper video.  My treat holders feature products from the Holiday Catalog. I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper for my cups.  This paper pack is one of the packs included on the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE sale going on right now.  I cut my sleeve, and lid out of Very Vanilla cardstock.  On the sleeve, I used some images from the Merry Cafe stamp set.  I love that we have a second stamp set that coordinates with the fun Coffee Cup Framelits Dies.  Each treat holder holds about 4 Hershey kisses, perfect for a little gift.

Here are all the packs of designer series paper that are on sale right now:


Thanks so much for stopping!
~Nichole



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Merry Mistletoe Center Step Christmas Card

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun center step Christmas card I made using the Be Merry product suite, found in the 2017/2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalog on page 112 & 113.

Here is my card:

Since today is "Stamp with me Saturday", I do have a video to share, showing how I made my card.



I used this template, from Marie Stamps to make my card.

This project features one of the select designer series paper packs that is on sale this month.  When you buy three select packs, you get a fourth select pack for free!



That is all I have to share for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Friday, October 13, 2017

SSINK - Merry Patterns

Hello everyone!  Today over on SSInkspiration we are sharing ideas featuring the fun, Merry Patterns stamp set.  This set is available exclusively to hosts during the month of October.

Here is my card:


For my card, I stamped the candles on a Whisper White Stitched Shapes square (#4).  I layered that on a Real Red scallop square, from the Layering Square Framelit Dies.  My greeting is on a small strip of Whisper White, that I cut into a banner.  The designer series paper is from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  On top of that is a strip of Basic Black, a strip of Real Red that was scallop cut with the Seasonal Layer Thinlit Dies, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was embossed with the Holly embossing folder.

Be sure to head over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see the other fun designs that the team is sharing.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Thursday, October 12, 2017

12 Weeks of Christmas #11

Hello everyone!  It is Thursday, and that means another #12weeksofchristmas post.  It is hard to believe it, but there are just 11 weeks left.  Today, I'm sharing a card, and an ornament I made using the Year of Cheer product suite in the Holiday Catalog.  This fun product suite features all things metallic.   Today, I have made a card, and a coordinating Christmas ornament.

Here are my projects:

I really love how the projects look together.


Here is a close up of the card.

The card is very simple.  I started with a Basic Black card base.  I added a piece of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper is amazing.  You get 3 pieces each, of four different designs and they all have great foiled metallic designs.  For my next card layer, I cut a strip of Basic Black card stock, and made a banner using the Triple Banner Punch.  I then added a Foil Snowflake.  These snowflakes are one of my favorite accessories.  You get 24 in a package (12 gold, and 12 silver).  The back of the snowflakes are white, so you can make any color you want.  My greeting on the card comes from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  I stamped my greeting in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Gold Foil paper.  I cut the greeting out using the Layering Circle Framelits dies.  I used the same dies to cut a mat for the greeting, in Basic Black.


Here is my ornament.

The snowflakes have two different kinds of tips.  One kind of looks like a heart.  To give my ornament some dimension, I folded all of the heart tips into mountains.  I then folded the other tips into valleys, giving my snowflake an accordian fold.  I set that snowflake aside.  For my hanger, I glued two ends of a piece of Gold 1/8" Ribbon to a Basic Black cardstock circle.  Then I glued a second snowflake onto a Basic Black cardstock circle.  I then was able to glue my folded snowflake on top, gluing down only the center so that the folded edges still stand up.  For the center I used the Layering Circle Framelit Dies to cut out a Gold Foil circle, and a Basic Black Mat.  I used a snowflake from the Cheers to Year stamp set, with Basic Black Archival ink on the Gold Foil Paper.  The circles are attached to the snowflake with a Stampin' Dimensional.  I topped it off with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.


In this side view, you can see the flat snowflake, under the folded one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Treats

Hey everybody!  Today I am sharing a fun fall treat idea.  I have a card, and treat holder that is sure ot brighten up anyone's day.


My projects feature products from the Color Theory product suite in the Annual Catalog, and also a couple of items from the Holiday Catalog.


My card starts with an Old Olive card base.  I stamped the solid leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, in Old Olive.  This stamp set is on sale.  (Today is the last day!)  I have also stamped the detailed leaf from that set, in Cajun Craze.  Then I cut a piece of Old Olive Color Theory Designer Series Paper, with the crackled design, matted it with Cajun Craze, and attached it to the side of my card.  Next I cut out 3 detailed leaves from the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies in Cajun Craze.  I attached 1 whole leaf over the designer series paper.  The other two I positioned in such a way that I was able to cut them, and use them twice.  For my greeting, I punched out a Whisper White Everyday Label Punch.  I then stamped the label with my greeting, from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, in Cajun Craze.  I used the small solid leaf stamp and Old Olive ink to decorate the label a bit.  I swirled some Jute Twine behind my label, and attached the whole thing to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


For my little treat, I filled a Treat Tube from the Holiday Catalog with candy corn.  I then used the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut out one detailed leaf in Old Olive, and one small solid leaf in Cajun Craze.  I attached both leaves to the tube with a little bit of Tear & Tape Adhesive.  At the top, I used some more Jute Twine to make a bow.

I hope you liked my projects.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Spooky Cat



Hello everyone!  Today I have a fun card to share with you that I made using the Spooky Cat stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

Here is my card:


I wanted my moon to have a bit of a different texture, even though the cat was stamped on the moon.  


I used my fine tip glue to outline the cat, and then covered the whole moon.  The cat is still matte finish, plain cardstock.  But the rest of the moon has a fun, shiny, bumpy texture to it.  The bumps come from some air bubbles in my fine tip glue, made by shaking it up.

The stamps on this card all come from the Spooky Cat stamp set, found on page 53 of the Holiday Catalog.

I made the ticket corners on my Basic Black square using the Everyday Label Punch.  I used the rounded end to cut out the corners of my square.


That is all I have to share for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Monday, October 9, 2017

SSINK - Welcome Baby

Today, on the SSInkspiration blog we are all sharing baby ideas.  Pamela Wu from our design team is expecting a baby any day now, and we wanted to share baby projects to share in her excitement.

Here is my card:

For my card, I started with a Marina Mist cad base.  I wanted a watercolor wash background.  I used a piece of watercolor paper, and my Aqua Painter to swish on some color.  I used Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist, and Daffodil Delight.  While I waited for it to dry, I used my circle punches, and some Daffodil Delight cardstock scraps to make a little duck.  Before gluing the pieces together, I inked around the edges with my sponge, and Daffodil Delight ink.  When my background was dry, I stamped my greetings in Basic Black Archival Ink.  The Oh Joy comes from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set available in the holiday catalog.  I also used a Hello Baby greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  My watercolor wash layer is matted in Lemon Lime Twist.

That is all I have to share for today, be sure to stop by the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see what the other design team members are sharing!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole

Sunday, October 8, 2017

2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop


Hello everyone!  As you know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  Today I am participating with demonstrators from all over the world to use our love of paper crafting to help raise awareness to breast cancer, and bring some comfort to the people who go through this awful disease.

Here is my card:


My card features the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, that was designed by a demonstrator named Patty Bennett.  I just love this set!  My card has a Powder Pink base.  The bottom Whisper White layer has the greeting, and the ribbon stamped in Melon Mambo.  The, I stamped around both of those things with the small heart stamp, in Powder Pink.  I cut a smaller piece of white, and used the Support Framelits to cut out the ribbon shape.  After that, I embossed the piece with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  I raised my embossed piece from my card using Foam Adhesive Strips.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the hoppers have to share!
~Nichole


Here's a list of all the fabulous demonstrators participating in this hop:  I am stop # 36.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stamp with Me Saturday - Halloween Fun

Good Morning everyone!  Happy Saturday to you!  Did you know that today is World Card Making Day?  Even though my family is at family camp this weekend, we plan to spend some time today making some greeting cards.  I have been wanting to start something new for a long time, and I thought World Card Making Day was the perfect time to start. Welcome to the first ever, Stamp with Me Saturday.  Each week in addition to sharing a project, I will share a video showing how I made that project.

This week, I have some Halloween fun projects to share.  I  made this card, and treat holder using some of the products found in the Spooky Night product suite in the Holiday Catalog.


I love this suite of products, and they coordinate together so well!  


You can see that the cat treat holds a single Hershey kiss.



Here is the video I made, showing you how I made these projects.  



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the video.
~Nichole

Friday, October 6, 2017

SSInk - Case the DT - Diana Eichfeld

Hello everyone!  Today over at SSInkspiration it is Case the Design Team member day.  Today we are all casing the fabulous Diana Eichfeld.  Diana is a contracts manager in Bristow, Virginia who is also a very talented demonstrator.  She is an avid runner, and recently completed the Prince William Half Marathon.  Diana is also a big Disney fan, and being a fan myself, I decided to CASE a Disney themed birthday card that she made.

Here is Diana's card:

Here is my card:

I changed up the colors a little bit, but kept the overall design.  I love this card!  My card started, like Diana's with a Pool Party card base.  Then I have an Real Red layer ( 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"), that was embossed with the Sparkle embossing folder.  My Minnie Mouse head was made using the Layering Circle Framelits, and Basic Black cardstock.  I added a bow with the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon.  Like Diana, I also used a partial Lots of Labels framelits for my greeting.  But, I did not have the exact greeting that she used, so mine came from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

That is all I have to share for today.  Please be sure to head on over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see how the rest of the design team has CASE-d Diana.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole

Thursday, October 5, 2017

12 Weeks of Christmas - #12

Hey everyone!  Today, I am starting a new series here on my blog.  We will be counting down the weeks until Christmas.  Each week I will feature a card, and another coordinating item.  Can you believe there are only a little over 12 weeks until Christmas?  I can't!


Here is this weeks project:


My projects feature some prodcuts from the Color Theory product suite in the annual catalog.  For my card, I started with a Dapper Denim card base.  I added some of the Dapper Denim & Whisper White crackled designer series paper from the Color Theory pack.  On the DSP, I used Dapper Denim and Pool Party inks to stamp some snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I also cut out one of each snowflake from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, for more texture.  I love the look of the Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon on the side.  My greeting comes from the Labels to Love stamp set, and was punched out using the Everyday Label Punch.  Both of these items are from the holiday catalog.

My little treat box is a Clear Tiny Treat Box found on page 195 of the annual catalog.  I filled it with some Hershey kisses.  I liked that the silver wrapper of the candies, coordinated with the silver on the card ribbon.  I wrapped some of the same designer series paper as what is on the card, around the box.  A simple baker's twine wrap and bow, and a tag finishes of this quick treat.  The tag features the same Everyday Label Punch, this time paired with the Merry Little Labels stamp set stamped in Dapper Denim.  In the background, I have stamped some of the snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, in Pool Party.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ICS Blog Hop: Ribbon of Courage


As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  Cancer is something that touches everyone in one way, or another.  If you are one of the lucky ones who hasn't heard those awful words - then you probably know someone who has.  This is why for the last four years or so my family and I have been so involved with Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  This month, our blog hop theme is Colors of Courage, showing support and encouragement for those who have or are dealing with this awful disease.  

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.  While most people know of them for being the one of the biggest financers of research, they do so much more. They attack cancer from every angle. They promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. They research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. They fight for lifesaving policy changes. They provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And they do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can find more information, or get involved at cancer.org

Here is a sheet of the different some of the ribbon colors that deal with cancer.
Here is my card:


I started with a Bermuda Bay card base.  Bermuda Bay is a fabulous teal, and I knew I wanted my card to support someone with cervical cancer.  My Whisper White layer is embossed using the Garden Trellis folder.  Under my letters, there are two strips of 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, in Bermuda Bay.  The "O" in the word hope was made from Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and coordinating Support Ribbon framelits.  I used a post it note to mask one of the ribbon tails, and then inked the stamp in Bermuda Bay.  After it was inked, I removed the post it note, and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  Because I had masked one ribbon tale, it did not stamp.  This gave me the needed teal and white ribbon for cervical cancer support.  The letters come from the Letters for You stamp set, and were also stamped in Bermuda Bay, onto Whisper White.  They were then cut out with the Large Letters framelits.  The letters, and ribbon were adhered to the card using Foam Adhesive Strips.  My greeting is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  It was stamped in Bermuda Bay, onto Whisper White.  I used my Paper Snips and cut as close as I could to the words, and then cut the greeting apart so it would fit under my main focus.  Those pieces were glued on with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Thank you for hopping with us this month!  Next up on the hop is my good friend, Cheryl Hamilton.


Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stress-Free, Homemade Christmas

Hello!  
In August, I started a Stress Free, Homemade Christmas Series.  This is a series of five classes, designed to help you get things made for christmas, without all the stress.  Each month we do 4-6 projects.  Projects vary, and can be anything from Christmas cards, to gift tags, ornaments, or giftable, items.  The next class in this series is coming up on October 13th.  

This is one of the projects from the September class.

It is a set of 6 gift tags, in a holder that I designed.  My tag holder is made from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used the Lots of Labels framelits to make the front edge of my holder a little fancy.  I wrapped a piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon around the bottom, and embellished it with a bow.


My tags all feature the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set, and all have a Whisper White Lots of Label die embossed with the Holly embossing folder.  The red tags have a Cherry Cobbler base, and feature the gingerbread man.  He was stamped in Soft Suede, on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Punch.  The Crumb Cake tags feature Santa, stamped in Basic Black onto Whisper White cardstock.  I colored Santa in using my Real Red, Basic Black, and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers.  The Tranquil Tide tags feature the reindeer.  I stamped the reindeer in Basic Black, onto Soft Suede cardstock.  On a scrap piece of Soft Suede cardstock, I stamped the reindeer again in Real Red.  I cut out the red noses, and glued them on top of the black noses.  All six tags have Jute Twine at the top, for attaching to gifts.

The next Stress Free, Homemade Christmas class is October 13th.  There will also be one in November, and one in December.  I hope to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole

Monday, October 2, 2017

#SSINKSC48

Hey there everybody!  Today, over at SSInkpsiration we have a fun sketch challenge for you.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:


I had lots of fun with this sketch!  I love the new Painted Harvest stamp set from the holiday catalog.  I started with a Cajun Craze card base, that I embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.  After it was embossed, I used a sponge, and my Cajun Craze ink, to add some extra dimension to the background.  My strip, and half circle both come from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  For my stamped flower, I started by cutting out a circle with the Stitched Shapes framelits in Very Vanilla.  I then stamped my flower in Tangerine Tango, and Cajun Craze.  My flower center is Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip.  For my tag, I started out with a piece of Very Vanilla that measures 2" x 2 1/2".  I used my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and added my greeting in Cajun Craze.  I added two leaves that I inked up in Lemon Lime Twist, stamped off on my grid paper, and then stamped on my tag.  My final touch is a bow made from the Jute Twine.  I separated the Jute Twine, so it was not quite so thick on my card.

Please be sure to head over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see how the rest of the design team has used this sketch, and play along with our challenge for yourself!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cat in the Window

Hey everyone!  Welcome to October.  I am always in amazement of how fast the year seems to fly by; and this turning of another calendar page is no exception.

Today I am sharing a different way to use the fun cat punch featured in the holiday catalog.


 I wanted my card to look like the outside of a house, with a peek into the window.  For the outside of my house, I started with Whisper White cardstock, and embossed it with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  Before running the folder through the big shot, I added some Sahara Sand ink, so I could get the two toned effect.  I cut out a whisper white window, and went to work deciding what I wanted the inside of my house to look like.  I used the Pretty Label punch, and Dapper Denim cardstock to make my curtains.  I used a scrap of Wood Textures to make a faux table.  On top of my table, I stamped the flower pot from the Sitting Here stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink  , and colored it in using the 2016-2018 In Color Markers.  I punched out my kitty cat, using Smoky Slate cardstock, and moved his head so that he was laying down in the window.  My greeting is also from the Sitting Here stamp set, stamped in Basic Black on a thin strip of Smoky Slate cardstock.

That is all I have to share for today. I hope you are having a great weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Friday, September 29, 2017

SSINK: Animals

Hey everyone!  Today over at SSInkspiration, we are sharing ideas that feature fun, critters.  

My card features the fox from Foxy Friends stamp set.

Here is my card:

My card starts with a Soft Sky card base.  I stamped the two smaller trees from the Foxy Friends stamp set in Garden Green.  I then masked them, and stamped three of the larger trees in Wild Wasabi.  I used my Chocolate Chip Marker to go over the green tree trunks.  My little fox was stamped in Cajun Craze onto Whisper White, and punched out using the Fox Builder Punch.  I stamped the front legs onto the body, and the face onto the head in Basic Black Archival Ink.   Mr. Fox is sitting on a stump that I stamped in Chocolate Chip onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and then fussy cut.  I stamped the greeting from Better Together below the stump in Garden Green.  

Thanks for checking out my little critter!  Be sure to head over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see what fun animals the other design team members are sharing.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole


Monday, September 25, 2017

SSINK: Coffee Break

It's Monday y'all, and nothing is better equipped to get us through those Mondays than some coffee!  Today, at SSInkspiration we are all sharing projects made with the Coffee Break suite.  You can find this suite on pages ____ of the 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalog.

I just love everything about this suite!  There is a great stamp set and framelit dies bundle, some designer series paper, three different colors of ribbon, and even some corrugated embellishments.  Today, I'm sharing a card, and a gift card holder I made with this suite.

Here are my projects:

For my card I started with Crumb Cake card base.  I used the Ink, Spray, Smash technque on our Glossy Cardstsock.  When that was dry, I stamped the background with the beans from the Coffee Cafe set, and the coffee rings image from Timeless Textures.  I used the Lots of Labels framelits for the Garden Green layer.  Those mini cups were cut out of the Coffee Break paper, using the framelits.  My greeting is stamped in Early Espresso ink, onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and matted in Soft Sky.  I added some Soft Sky 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon to finish my card.

The gift card holders was made using the Envelope Punch Board.  I used Garden Green cardstock for my base.  I accented with some of the Coffee Break paper, and a Pear Pizazz Everyday Label Punch.  On the label, I stamped the greeting in Early Espresso. For my cup, I stamped the smaller, woodgrain cup in Early Espresso, onto Crumb Cake Cardstock.  For the lid I stamped in Crumb Cake, onto Whisper White.  Both were cut out using the coordinating framelits.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Friday, September 22, 2017

SSINK: Fall Frenzy

Hello everyone!  Today over at SSInkspiration we are sharing some fall frenzy ideas.  Fall is officially here, and it is my favorite season.  I love all the lovely colors, and the great excuse to wear my sweater, boots, and make some soup.

There are some great fall products in the Holiday Catalog.  My favorite is the new stamp set called Gourd Goodness.

Here is my card:

I started with a Soft Suede card base.  I stamped the leaf from the Gourd Goodness set in Soft Suede all over the base.  My next layer is Pumpkin Pie, embossed with the Layered Leaves folder.  I also have Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla layers.  The pumpkins are two step stamps, and were stamped in Peekabo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  Their stems are also two step stamps, stamped in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  My greeting was stamped in Soft Suede, onto Crumb Cake cardstock and punched out with our 1 1/4" circle punch.  I added a Jute Twine bow just to finish everything off.  I love the realistic look of these images.

Be sure to head over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see what kind of fall goodness the rest of the design team is sharing!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

International Blog Highlights - Sympathy


Hello everyone!  Welcome to the September International Highlights!  Each month, Kylie Bertucci hosts an international blog highlights contest on her blog.  Demonstrators from all around the world participate, and have their cards voted on.  The top 10 demonstrators participate in a blog hop together a few weeks later.  It is so much fun.  I haven't been able to play along for a few months, and am so happy to be back!

This month, the theme is Sympathy.  I really don't like making Sympathy cards, it makes me sad.  But, I also feel like sympathy cards are the most important cards I send out.  I feel like it is so very important for people who are going through hard times to know that we are thinking about them, and that we care.

Here is my card:


My trifold, window card features three different stamp sets.  I used the girl from the Beautiful You stamp set, the greeting is from Flourishing Phrases, and then the details on my flower are from Bunch of Blossoms.  I had lot of fun using the watercolor pencils to color in the girl.  I made my own Dapper Denim color using the Pacific Point, Basic Gray, and Basic Black pencils.

I hope you like my card!  Please, go vote for me on the International Highlights page!  Thanks!


Thank you for stopping by!
~Nichole

Friday, September 15, 2017

Peace on Earth

Today, on the SSInkspiration blog we are sharing our favorite designer series paper from the Holiday Catalog.  I chose to share the fabulous Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  You can find this paper on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog.  There are 24 lightweight sheets in this pack, 4 each of 6 double sided designs.  The whole pack is Basic Black, and Whisper White.

Here is my card:

You can see the Merry Music DSP on the background of the card.  The greeting is from Carols of Christmas, stamped in Real Red, onto a Whisper White Stitched Shape circle.  I used two Old Olive Pretty Label punches to change the shape of my focal point, and add some 7/8' Striped Ribbon at the bottom.

Be sure to head over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see what the other design team members are sharing!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole

Monday, September 11, 2017

Night in Bethlehem

Hello everybody!  I hope you had a great weekend.  

Today over at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are sharing our favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  I chose the Night in Bethlehem stamp set.  


I just love everything about this set.  It just gets better, there is a fabulous set of edgelit dies that coordinate with this set!  You can see both products on page 26 of the holiday catalog.

Here is my card:

On my Whisper White cardstock, I started by stamping the cityscape in Smoky Slate on the lower center of my paper.  Then without reinking, I stamped the cityscape twice more offsetting it each time.  I stamped my greeting, in Night of Navy below the cityscape, and added some stamped off stars across the top of my sky.  On a separate piece of paper I stamped the north star, and the Mary & Joesph image.  I cut them out with their coordinating framelits and attached them with dimensionals.  All of the stars have Clear Wink of Stella on them.

What is your favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalog?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole





Friday, September 8, 2017

SSINK - Paper Pumpkin Showcase

Hey everybody!  I hope you have had a great week!  I am so ready for the weekend!  Football is back, and I am excited!  

Today at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration, we are sharing Paper Pumpkin projects.  Did you know there are only two days left to take advantage of the amazing Paper Pumpkin sale going on right now?


You can sign up by clicking the image above!

Here is my card:

This card was made from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit, Giftable Greetings.  This kit came with everything you need to make 8 cards, and gift them to someone in an adorable box.  I happen to be short on some cards to mail out, so I plan to send all of mine out.

You can see the whole kit here:


Be sure to head on over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see what the other design team members are sharing - and be sure to sign up for Paper Pumpkin today, for half off!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole