SSINK Sale-A-Bration Favorites!

Happy Friday Friends!I’m headed to Rhode Island this weekend to hang out with some new friends at the Cropical Getaways weekend. So looking forward to it. Before I go, though, I wanted to share with you a card I made for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration design team. Our mission today was to create something using our favorite Sale-A-Bration product. Picking my favorite SAB item, would really be like choosing my favorite child, but I created something with my favorite set of the moment (smile). Is this little Ice Cream truck not the cutest? I had so much fun coloring some of these images last weekend. I used the watercolor paper, watercolor pencils and the aquapainter for this card. My favorite part of this card can’t really be seen in the image above, though. Check out how glittery this truck is! Isn’t that amazing? It seriously sparkles in real life. So how did I do it, right? I actually used my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush (love that thing) and my Watermelon Wonder ink pad to watercolor with the Wink of Stella! You simple treat the Wink of Stella brush just like an aquapainter or blender pen. So I squeezed

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Teach Me Tuesday: Go Grunge

Hello my friends!I hope you’re surviving the wind and rain the past few days. It’s great stamping weather, but not great for my walking goals. I’ve been trying to hit 10,000 steps a day and had been doing sooo good until yesterday. Oh well. Good news is I have a new Teach Me Tuesday video for you. I was working on a masculine card using the new High Tide stamp set from the 2017 Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog (page 25), and wanted to share a few tips for some techniques that make a card feel a bit more appropriate for those men in your life. Here is the card I made: I am totally in love with this new High Tide stamp set. It’s a two step stamp, which allows for layering of the image creating a two-tone effect. I did several techniques to add to the “grunge” aspect of this card, including stamping along the edges of the cardstock, silver embossing the edges, tearing, inking and in the video below I show distressing, too. Here’s a close-up of the card to see some of the detail: If you’d like to see how I made the card from start to

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Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration Design Team Blog Hop: Birthday for Everyone!

Hey there friends! I cannot believe it is already Thursday. This week flew by and it was not even one iota of productive. Do you ever have weeks like that? I was just constantly pulled in new directions and couldn’t focus for a half a second to get anything done. Boo. But, I do have something to share with you today! I’m participating in my first Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog hop! Lots of fun new toys featured in these posts so you should grab a beverage and maybe a notebook (to write down all the things you want, silly), and then “hop” along with us. 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 12 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Donna at Geek Squad Stamping. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track (or if you are starting here), you will find the full blog hop lineup below. This month’s theme is “Birthday for Everyone,” and you’ll see an assortment of ideas from masculine and kid

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SSINKspiration Countdown: Day 5

Hey there stampers… Happy New Catalog day! I’m so excited for the Stampin’ Up 2017 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. It’s going to be a fabulous three months! Today I’m jumping in on the final day of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Countdown to the new catalog (nothing like coming in at the last minute, right?). We’re falling in love with the “Falling in Love” suite on pages 50 and 51 of the Occasions catalog. The new Falling in Love designer series paper is gorgeous and you can see it featured on so many of the samples from the Stylin’ Stampin’ Design team (hey, did I mention that I’m a design team member? Pretty cool, right?). Be sure to check out all of the work by the fabulous SSINKspiration designers HERE… they seriously are amazing. I’m so excited to be stamping alongside these ladies this year. Want to see what I did with this suite? Here it is: I actually got the idea for this beauty from a sample in the Occasions catalog (page 52). See it’s so much more than a catalog! I used the Falling Petals Embossing folder (love this one… it’s a lot like the falling snow embossing

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