Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Fun

Hey there!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.

Today, at Stylin' Stampin' Inskpiration we are sharing some summer fun ideas.  I knew right away that I wanted to use that great Adirondack chair from the Seasonal Layers dies set.  Those dies, and the Colorful Season stamp set are just good to have in your arsenal of crafting supplies.  They will take you through any season, and you can add any kind of greeting you might need. 

Here is my card:

I started with a 3.75" x 5' piece of whisper white paper.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink onto the bottom, and then stamped the sand from the High Tide stamp set in Crumb Cake on top.  I added the grass from the High Tide set, in Soft Suede, after it had been stamped off on my grid paper.  In the middle section, I sponged Marina Mist ink, and topped it with the water stamp from High Tide, also in Marina Mist.  On the top, I sponged Soft Sky, and then added clouds with the Embossing Paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  I stamped my greeting in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Last, but definitely not least I added the Adirondack chair that I cut out of the Wood Textures 6x6 paper stack.

Be sure to head over to Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration to see what the other summer fun ideas the design team members are showing.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nichole

Friday, August 11, 2017

Carols of Christmas

Hey everyone!  I hope you have had a good week!  Today I am dropping off my kids so they can go camping with the youth group from church - and my husband and I are just not sure what to do with ourselves!  They will be back on Sunday.  But this is the first summer where our kids have had plans, without us.  It is great for them, and good for us too - it is just a strange feeling that we aren't quite used to yet.

Today, with Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are sharing some fun ideas using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, and coordinating dies.  There is a great, pre-release going on right now for this fun bundle.  I love the big, bold greetings in the stamp set - and the dies have so many possibilities that we haven't really had before.

My card has a bit of a sneak peak on it!  I did not use the thinlit dies, but I have used some other products from the amazing Holiday Catalog that goes live on September 1st.


Do you see anything new?  I have used the brand new Merry Little Christmas designer series paper.  I also used the new Jute Twine.  Isn't this greeting amazing?!?!  There is another big bold greeting like this in the stamp set too.  I love big greetings that can be the main focus of your card.  My greeting was stamped in Basic Black onto Whisper White cardstock.  I added the line detail stamp in Old Olive, and also a popped up Old Olive poinsettia flower.  Behind the greeting is some of the new Jute Twine, and two sneak peaks of designer series paper from the Merry Little Christmas pack available in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

I hope you like my simple card, as much as I liked making it.  Be sure to head over to Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration to see what the other design team members have shown using this great stamp set!



Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ICS Blog Hop - Knotty Ways


Welcome to the August Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are all focusing on knotty ways to use the amazing ribbons that we have available from Stampin' Up!  I love ribbon.  It really is one of my favorite things!

Here is my card:

I covered a whole piece of cardstock that is 3 3/4" x 5" with diagonal ribbon stripes.   This is the 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon that comes in the beautiful new In Colors.  I have used Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide.

I stuck that onto a Basic Black mat, offset just a bit.  and then stuck that onto a Lemon Lime Twist card base offset the other way.  

I used some 1/8" Silver ribbon, with knots around the whole card front.  My greeting is from the Lovely Words thinlits cut out in Basic Black.  I ran the greeting thinlit through the big shot with an oval from the Stitched Shapes to give it a finished looking, bigger border.  I cut out an oval from the Layering Ovals framelits in Silver Glimmer paper to add behind my greeting.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you find lots of fun ways to use your ribbon in tonight's hop.  Next up is my good friend Darla, and I know she has something great to share!