DIY DSP – Oh yes you can!

Hello friends! It’s a super hot day today in Boise – perfect to stay inside and craft. Today at SSInk we are making our own DSP, or designer series paper to use on projects. It is so easy! Just pick a stamp or set and go to town covering a section of cardstock. Then use it just as you would use DSP.

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Botanical Blooms is the perfect stamp set to use for this. It has many different images to choose from and you can use any color depending on the feel you are going for. I am still very much about summer so bright, tropical colors were calling me.

I hope that you will try making your own DSP with stamps very soon! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear from you and what you think of my project. You can also subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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July Technique Challenge with SSInk

I love techniques! I teach a technique class each month so of course I wanted to play along with this week’s challenge over at SSInk!

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I love resist techniques and this one is so quick and easy. I hope that you will play along with us this week and try this technique out. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I love to hear what you think of my projects so please leave me some love in the form of a comment. Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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Silver, Gold and Copper with SSInk

Happy Friday everyone! Today over at SSInk we are sharing cards or projects showcasing the colors of Silver, Gold or Copper. Metallics are all the rage right now. Which one is your favorite?

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I love the combination of blue and silver, especially for Christmas. I know it seems so early to be thinking about that, but it will be here before you know it!

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July INKspiration Challenge

Hey there! Happy Monday! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I have been working with the high school youth from our church doing outreach. If we are friends on Facebook I am sure you have seen me posting about it.

Today over at SSInk we have an INKspiration challenge for you!

July 2016 INKspiration

And here is what I came up with!

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This Botanical Builder thinlit always makes me think of Hawaii, sunny beaches and tropical living. I love this set! It works so well in any color, any layout. If you don’t yet have it – you should shop my store and grab it! While you are at it, you can earn a $5 coupon code for use next month! What a bonus!

Thanks for stopping by today. I love to know what you think of my card so please leave me a comment. Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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Quick and Easy Card

I love quick and easy cards! I love them so much that I offer a class once a month where you can come and make 10 Q&E cards in just 2 hours. If you are not local and would like a kit, I offer that as well!

This week was my most recent class and today I am sharing one of those cards with you, along with my design team friends as SSInk.

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The Sitting Here set makes cards that have a sweet, country feel and with just a couple of pops of color you can see how quick AND easy it can be! I am really enjoying mixing the returning In Colors with the new In Colors. This combination of Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macron and Tip Top Taupe as just gorgeous, don’t you think?!

Thanks for stopping by today! I love to hear your comments so please let me know what you think of the card! Be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

Don’t forget about Bonus Days! The supplies needed for this card would add up nicely for this promotion!

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SSINK July 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the July SSINK Blog Hop! I am so glad that you are here! This is my first time participating and I know you are going to love the wonderful projects from our designers.

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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 6 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Pamela at Stinky Tofu. 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.

Our theme this month is summer and the images from the In the Meadow stamp set remind me of the perfect camping spot. Mountains, a clear blue lake and pastures where we might see deer or elk. Our family loves to camp and I know that my husband would be in heaven if we could camp at a place similar to this scene!

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I stamped the images onto our Shimmer White paper using Staz-On ink and watercolored the scene using an aqua painter. I absolutely love to watercolor. I find it so relaxing and rewarding when I am all done with a project!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! I  hope you will leave me some blog love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

Blog Hop Participant List:

Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Tobe at The Craft Sea
2. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
3. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
4. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
5. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
6. Pamela at Stinky Tofu
7. Jen at Faith. Grace. Stamp.

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#SSINKSC35 – July Sketch Challenge with SSInk

Welcome to the weekly challenge at SSInk. This week we are having a sketch challenge!

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I am so in love with this Designer Series Paper! I love every single print that is used! The Sunshine Sayings bundle is a must have – it is so very versatile!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please leave me some blog love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

Also – don’t forget about the amazing promotion going on right now!

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Fancy Fold Friday – 4 way card

Happy Friday Friends! I am excited to share a fun card with you. Today at SSInkspiration we are showing off some fun fold cards. I love fun folds and this card was something totally outside of my comfort zone.

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I found this technique at Splitcoast Stampers last month and I knew I had to try it. I have to admit that it took more than 1 try to get my card to line up well and as much as I wanted to offer this next month for technique class I think there is way too much of a learning curve for a class setting. I love the spinning center piece on this card and I think I would make this again, using different shapes each time to keep things interesting. It’s a great technique to make a card for a special occasion. I hope that you will try it sometime!

Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave me some blog love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post. I am posting between 3-5 times a week now – tons of good inspiration!

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ICS Blog Hop – Introducing the 2016-2018 In Colors

Welcome hoppers to the July edition of the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!

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This month we are showing off the 2016-2018 In Colors.

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This years colors are bright and fresh and so much fun! The flirty flamingo is probably my favorite so far! This card I used 3 of the 5 new colors and am showcasing the new Swirly Scribbles thilits. They make cards quick and oh so cute!

 Thank you so much for hopping by today! I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment! Be sure to subscribe to my blog while you are here so that you never miss another post!

Now it’s time to hop over to my sweet friend Darla’s blog and see what she has in store for us!

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Join us in the color challenge! Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone. This is the greatest day in America and I hope that you will be celebrating with friends and family. We are super busy putting in a back yard – with 100 degree temps. I swear we are crazy people. But The Lord opened doors for us to do this project now so we are running with it.

This weeks challenge is a great one over at SSInkspiration.

SSINK Color Challenge July

I thought it would be fun to use these colors for something other than stars and stripes!

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The background was watercolored using the Dapper Denim and an Aqua Painter. I always watercolor on the Shimmery White paper because it will not pill up like our Whisper White.  All of the other elements are from the Sunshine Sayings bundle. This is such a great set with many words and adorable images that can be die cut with the big shot.

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