Brand New Coach Collective

I am so excited to announce that Coach Collective is BACK! We are 12 FSJ Coaches who want to offer you monthly inspiration to use the products you are purcahsing!

Every month we each create a project with a complete step by step instructions. We combine all 12 projects into the Coach Collective Tutorial Bundle. The tutorial is sent to you in the form of a PDF with everything together as 1 easy to read document.

This month we took on a color challenge

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Crazy Fun Color Combo!

Oh my goodness! What a fun color challenge we have for you this week at SSInk. These are not colors I would have normally put together (how often do I say that!) but now that I have, I love how it has turned out!

Quick and Easy Thank You card featuring the So Very Much Sale-A-Bration stamp set from Stampin' Up! For more inspiration visit my blog at

The So Saffron and the Watermelon Wonder and natural together, and the Old Olive gives it a bit of an anchor of color. I am sure that I will try this again soon! I would love to see you play along with us. Make a card using these colors and then link it up to our Design Team Page!

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Stampin’ Royalty Color Challenge

Happy Friday Friends. Today I decided to play along with the weekly color challenge over at Stampin’ Royalty.

For me, I was ready to move into Spring and I thought this Sale-A-Bration paper would fit the bill well.

Fun marker coloring for the SR360 color challenge. The Inside the Lines DSP from Stampin' UP! is so versatile and I love the pattern! Find more inspiration at

I love how versatile this can be and would also be great for the spotlight technique.

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December 2016 Color Challenge

It’s so hard for me to believe this is our last color challenge of this year over at SSInk.

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Fun color challenge card over at SSInk. Not exactly fall, colors, not quite spring. Wonderful together. Find more inspiration at

I absolutely adore this host set! It has so many ways to send a greeting to someone special. I was surprised how much I liked this combo. I think it’s fresh yet comforting at the same time.

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Monday Mojo 475

Yep, I know it’s Tuesday but I really wanted to play along with a couple of extra challenges this week. My card today is a great fall card doing double duty for the Mojo Monday challenge this week and the Fab Friday color sketch.


Stunning fall card for Mojo Monday475 and Feb Friday 100 challenges. Features Suite Sayings stamp set and the Paisleys DSP from Stampin' Up! Find more inspiration at

These are colors I would never have chosen to use together but when this DSP helps you tie is all together easy peasy, who can resist. This is going to be a great card to give to someone special this week for Thanksgiving.

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Give Thanks Color Challenge

Hello gang! Happy Monday! How about a fun color challenge over at SSInk to get your week started?


Aren’t these so pretty! Here is what I created with them.

Fun color challenge for SSINK in November. Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate. Faith. Grace. Stamp. with Jen Guarino

These colors and this card are outside of my usual style but I love to be stretched and this card and it’s simplicity are just up my alley.

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Fabulous Fall Flower

Happy hump day stampin’ friends. Today at SSInk we are sharing Fall themed cards.  This card was inspired by the color challenge over at Fab Friday for the week and I thought it fit together so well!


 I would not have normally used these together, would you? I love being stretched outside of my normal. This poinsettia punch is so versatile! This flower reminds me of a fall sunflower.

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#SSInkCC37 – monthly color challenge

Oh fall – how I love your colors. Today at SSInk we have a great color challenge for you!


But instead of going traditional fall I decided to go a different route –


Cajun Craze isn’t the first color I would normally reach for when it comes to Christmas but I really like it paired with the Garden Green and Chocolate Chip. This would be a great color combination for masculine card as well – or even a Masculine Christmas card…he he he!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you will decide to play along with our challenge this week and feel free to leave me a comment letting me know how you think of our color combo.

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Monday Color Challenge

It’s Monday! That means it is time for another weekly challenge with the great team at SSInk. This week we are playing with these fun colors!

SSInk Aug Color Block

At first, I wasn’t really sure about these but once I got working with them, I fell in love! Here is my card


This was the first time I have used the flowers from Jar of Love. I love how easy it was to cut them out with the big shot using the coordinating framelits. These colors are perfect for the time of year here in Idaho. The colors are getting richer and deeper while the dog days of summer are very much upon on.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you are inspired to play along with us this week and I would love to know what you think about my project! Be sure to subscribe to my site while you are here so that you never miss another post!

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CASE the designer…..Stampin’ Royalty Style

This week over at Stampin’ Royalty the challenge is to CASE the designer! Choose a card that one of them has made and CASE the color combination that they used.

For me, it was pretty easy to choose what to CASE. My dear friend Carrie Rhoades is a designer and she used some of my favorite colors! Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Crumb Cake.

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I knew the centerpiece of my design was going to be the brand new Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper. It has almost all of these colors and my pack arrived just a few days ago. I couldn’t wait to cut into it!

I created a simple color fold card, which we will be learning this weekend at Technique Class. I still have a few spaces available if you would like to join us!

I has to sub the Mint Macaron for the Old Olive because I couldn’t quite make the two work together. I really love the all over feel of these colors together. Great choice Carrie!

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