SSInkspirations April Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another fun blog hop with the gals at SSInk. I am so glad that you are here! Todfay we are sharing some spring creations with you.

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 – Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts. 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.

I wanted to do something a little different with my card. Spring is usually so much about flowers and I just love hearing all of the birds this time of year. Plus baby birds hatching is about the cutest thing ever!

Here is my card:

Spring card featuring Swirly Bird stamps by Stampin' Up! For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

These colors are bright and fresh, just perfect for spring. Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron have been two of my favorites these past 2 years and I will miss them!

Thanks so much for hopping by today. If you liked my card please leave me a comment and subscribe to my blog. I don’t want you to miss another bit of inspiration.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Cathy A. @ Maine Mountain Stamper
2. Diana E. @ Stampin’ Fun with Diana
3. Cheryl H. @ Create with Cheryl
4. Nichole L. @ Scrappy Stamps & Ink
5. Tobe B. @ The Craft Sea
6. Jennifer G. @ Jenny G Paper Crafts
7. Jen G. @ Faith.Grace.Stamp
8. Kim R. @ Stampin’ with Kim
9. Bree R. @ Craft-somnia Momma
10. Darla R. @ Stampin’ with Darla

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SSInk Blog Hop – February 2017

Hello stampers! Today we have a special treat for you, it is the monthly SSInk Blog Hop.

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 10 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts.  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.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching so that is our theme for this month!

Outside of an adorable matchbook card celebrating Valentine's Day. Sending Love paper stack from Stampin' Up makes this quick and easy! For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

Inside the card is a sweet spot for a note and a little chocolate favor.

Inside of the Matchbook card. For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

Thanks for much for stopping by today! How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? I would love to hear about it! If you liked this post, please subscribe to the blog so you never miss another bit of inspiration.

Now it’s time to hop along to Jen P’s blog and see what she has in store for us!

  1. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink
  2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper
  3. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea
  4. Diana E. at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
  5. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu
  6. Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
  7. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc
  8. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl
  9. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting
  10. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  11. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp
  12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping
  13. Bree W. at Craft-somnia Momma
  14. Tonya B. at Stampin’ with Tonya
  15. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim
  16. Darla R. at Stampin’ with Darla

 

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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!

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 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.

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

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Monday Sketch Challenge

Yay, it’s Monday! Specifically, it’s back to school day for us. Yes – I know, most of you went back to school weeks ago. We are homeschoolers and our co-op doesn’t start back until today. So, it’s our first “official” day of school. We have been working on a few things all summer and started getting back to a normal schedule 2 weeks ago but it was really a soft start at best. That is OK with us and one of the many reasons we love being homeschoolers.

Anyway….this week at SSInk we have a sketch challenge for you.

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And here is my card:

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This card features an image and one of the many sentiments from the Star of Light set now available in the Holiday Catalog. If you need a copy just let me know and I will be happy to get one for you. This set also has a coordinating set of thinlits but I will save those for another day. This sketch lends itself to something quick and easy – and you know how much I love quick and easy cards. I think you can expect to see this one in next month’s class!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you will leave me a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post.

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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!

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

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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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Christmas Sneak Peek

Guess what my stampin’ friends?! Today at SSInk we are sharing cards using  this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.

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When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to this great charity that helps support families who are away from home receiving medical treatment for their children. My card also features a stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

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Isn’t this Santa just the cutest thing ever! He is from the new set Cookie Cutter Christmas and has been cut out using the coordinating punch. I wish that you could see the Wink of Stella on the edges of Santa’s suit, it’s so pretty! The sentiment for my card is one that is part of the RMHC set, My Hero!

Thank you so much for coming by today. I hope you have enjoyed our cards and projects. I would love to know what you think of this – you can leave me a comment below. Be sure to subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post!

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August Technique from SSInk

Another month, another technique. I love techniques, and this month’s challenge at SSInk is a fun and easy one!

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I taught this last year at my monthly class and it’s fun to revisit it again this week!

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A close up of one card

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As you can see this is so easy! You don’t need a bunch of special supplies, just a line image stamp, ink for coloring and a punch. The punch can be any size and shape – feel free to get really creative with this.

Than k you so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear from you, so feel free to comment below. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you never miss another post!

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Back to School

Yes people! It is that time again! Time to send the kids back on the big yellow bus and off to school. Well, for most people that is. For us, it is almost time to start our 6th year of educating our kids at home. I cannot believe it’s been that many years already. This year our kiddos will be a high school freshman (GASP!) and a middle school 7th grader. I love to send back to school treats to our co-op teachers as well as our sports coaches, our local librarians and anyone else who plays a role in how we teach and train up our kids. Today at SSInk we are sharing our Back to School Projects!

I hope my projects will inspire you to spoil the teachers and educators in your lives!

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Everyone likes to give the teach an apple – so why not an apple themed card!

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And of course all teachers need pencils! This one is extra special though, since it is filled with Rolos and a Hershey’s Kiss. I love how the Swirly Scribbles circles can be combined to become the apple. I mean, how cute it that!

These gifts are sure to be a big hit this year! Go ahead and give them a try!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I would love to hear your thoughts on my project so leave me so love! Be sure to subscribe on the right so you never miss another post!

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Something for baby

Hello stampers! Hope that you are having a great day! Today at SSInk, we are sharing cards and creations using one of the fantastic hosts sets offered this year.

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This card is using an adorable image from the Love you Lots set, located on page 199 of the Annual Catalog. I made this card for some good friends of ours who had their first baby this summer. Their theme in the nursery has been elephants and I knew this would be just perfect. The Z is for the babies nickname and was so easy to add with the Large Letters Framelits. The sentiment and safety pin come from the Better Together stamp set and were a great addition to this card, don’t you agree?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear your thoughts on my card and be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post!

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Friday Fun – Punch Art!

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share with you a card I made – it’s my first real punch art card! We are sharing these today over at SSInk.

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This cute guy was super easy to make using the Owl Builder punch! This card was for a friends son who loves Minions. I had so much fun making this for him.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I would love to know what you think of my minion and be sure to subscribe to the blog so you never miss another post!

Have a great weekend friends!

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