Friday Favorites

Woot Woot! Do you hear that?? It’s the weekend calling! What are your plans this weekend? I will be getting ready for my first ever mission trip! I am so very excited and I cannot wait to share more about that with you guys in the coming weeks.

Today at SSInkspirations, we are sharing some of our favorites! For me, I couldn’t wait to get some ink onto one of my newest sets, and I KNOW it will be a favorite of mine right from the start.

 Gorgeous waterecolored card featuring the Beautiful You stamp set. For more inspiration visit

This image is from the new stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog called Beautiful You.

I absolutely love the free spirit of this set and the sentiments included are on point! Add all of that to the fact that I can watercolor (which is my favorite technique!!) and I will be reaching for this set a LOT over the next few months.

To purchase this set from my online store, just click the photo above. I know you will love it as well!



Ultimate PINK Blog Hop


Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I  am so glad that you are joining us. Breast Cancer has touched us all in one way or another. I lost my mom to this disease in 2005 and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. My card was inspired by thoughts of those brave women (and even men) who are currently in the fight!


Water-coloring is so relaxing for me. I love being able to shape and move the colors of a flower through the flow of the water. For my card I stamped the flower image with Black Stazon ink and then I used an Aqua Painter on our shimmer white paper to color the flower and leaves.

Thank you so much for joining us in the worldwide hop. To continue to be inspired whether you’ve come from the person previous to me or after me, Jen Guarino  on the list below all participants are listed to help you as you journey among us being filled with pink inspiration.





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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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Mystery Challenge at SSInk

Hey gang! It’s the weekend! Hope you have something fun planned for you or your family. We have a full schedule the next few days, celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and helping th teenager in the house get to her various activities. She’s a great kid and has a very full schedule!
I was able to get some crafting time in and played along with the monthly Mystery Challenge over at SSInk. With so many elements to choose from  it was a little hard to decide which direction I should go.
Here is what I came up with!
I used the wet wash watercolor technique on this card for the layer with the sentiment. It is so quick and easy, can be used for any color combo and gives such a soft look in this case. 
Underneath that layer I used three different embossing folders for the three different colors of paper. There are lots of textures going on here and I love they way they all worked together. 
The glimmer paper heart adds a little amount of bling and the sequins are from January’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the look they bring!
I encourage you to try out any of the challenges I post here on my blog. They really help me get my into my stamp stash and use all of the wonderful products we sell at Stampin’ Up! 
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