Soft Flowers and Woodgrain

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using one of our favorite products. Even though it’s not my usual style, I’m still in love with the Birthday Blooms stamp set.


For this card, I decided to play with layers and pattern paper. I embossed half of my cardstock, then added a strip of Blooms and Bliss DSP. From there I made a fun little tag with more pattern paper, stamps, and a few accessories. Such a nice and soft card.

8-Soft Flowers

  • Stamps: Birthday Blooms
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Cardstock: Blooms and Bliss DSP; Blushing Bride; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon; Bow Paper Clips
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch; Woodgrain Embossing Folder

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Project Life August-September 2016

August — August was a super light month when it came to photos. We didn’t do as many activities due to me feeling bad and dropping down to one car again. As for the inserts and journaling cards, I pulled out WRMK’s Archived kit. I don’t think I’ve used this kit for at least a year. It was a nice change of pace.

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September — Lots of pictures and activities from September. It was our last chance to fit in a ton of events before the baby arrived. For my inserts, I took the color scheme from the September monthly card and pulled from the Kiwi kit. I love the bright colors and fun designs.

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The last week of September is a special thread celebrating the arrival of baby Quentin! I love how this spread turned out! The pops of blue, green, and pink help pull all the pictures together.

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CASEing the Holiday Catalog

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to CASE a card from page 12 of the Holiday Catalog. Here’s a pic of some of the creations on page 12. I decided to CASE the Cherry Cobbler based card at the bottom of the pic.

Page 12

I took the basic idea of layering some dsp and adding a sentiment and a few fussy cut trees. I switched out the dsp for washi tape and added some different embellishments to my card, but the basic idea is the same.


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth; Wonderful year
  • Inks: Emerald Envy; Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Presents and Pinecones DSP; Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Presents and Pinecones Washi Tape; 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Dots; Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon
  • Tools:

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Currently 10:18

Watching: Somehow we got behind on Last Week Tonight. We have been rectifying that oversight this week.

Reading: Finally got Rat Queens Vol. 3 from the library. I read about half of it yesterday while at the indoor play place. Hoping to finish the volume today.

Listening: Quentin’s been having some gas issues resulting in baby screeches. He’s only happy laying on me.

Making: Finally getting back to crafting. My first project is getting our Project Life albums up to date. The family one is almost done. Arthur’s is up to date to the end of September. I’ve started on Quentin’s album.

Feeling: I have a three week old baby. Consequently, I am tired. That is all.

Planning: Thinking about November. Starting to fill our calendar.

Loving: Last night I had a beer for dinner. Oh how I missed you!


SSINKIC38: Jar of Bats

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the inspiration picture:

SSINKIC38I decided to make a Halloween card using the colors I found in the picture. I want to featured the great Halloween Night DSP and the Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper. From there, I decided to add some Halloween stamps but didn’t want to just use one of the big images from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set. Instead, I used the cute little bat in the set. Instead of just stamping the bat, I filled a jar full of bats and had them spill out. Such a fun card!10:17

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Labeler Alphabet; Jar of Love
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie; Basic Black; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper; Pumpkin Pie; Smoky Slate; Basic Gray
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits

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Stacked Beasties

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using one of the awesome Halloween stamps in the Holiday Catalog. As soon as I saw the Cookie Cutter Halloween set, I knew I had to have it! I wanted to highlight the cute little beasties, so I decided to stack them in “windows” using some coordinating cardstock and the gorgeous Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper. Seriously, it is so sparkly! I love it! For my background, I doctored the dsp adding some pumpkin pie splatters and bats. I finished my card with a few strips of washi tape. With everything going on, I decided to forego a sentiment. I love this little card!


  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween; Timeless Textures
  • Inks: Basic Black; Pumpkin Pie; Old Olive; Perfect Plum
  • Cardstock: Halloween Night DSP; Pumpkin Pie Glitter Paper; Old Olive; Perfect Plum; Pumpkin Pie; Basic Black
  • Accessories: Halloween Night Washi Tape
  • Tools: Cookie Cutter Punch; Square Framelits

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Ribbons and Twine

Well, the SSINK Design Team pulled a fast one on me. I had this post all set-up for a blog hop, but it turns out they did a special baby shower post for me. Check it out here.  The ladies made such cute little projects! But I still made a card for our supposed Ribbons and Twine blog hop. Check it out below!

The challenge was to create a card using ribbon or twine from the Holiday Catalog. I didn’t end up buying any ribbon or twine, but I did buy the awesome Metallic Thread Combo featuring Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler. I love how the thread adds a little bit of shine to projects. It’s hard to see in the pictures on the blog, but the Emerald Envy thread adds a ton of personality to this rather simple card.


  • Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth
  • Inks: Emerald Envy
  • Cardstock: Presents and Pinecones DSP; Emerald Envy; Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallic Thread Combo
  • Tools: Circle Framelits





SSINKCS38: Three Foxy Friends

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the sketch below.


I decided to make a card full of Foxy Friends. These three cute little friends were then layered onto some coordinating cardstock matching the Moroccan DSP. They came together on the card but something was missing. Thankfully I had some coordinating enamel shapes and washi tape to finish off the card.


  • Stamps: Foxy Friends
  • Inks: Cajun Craze; Dapper Denim; Delightful Dijon; Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Moroccan DSP; Emerald Envy; Dapper Denim; Delightful Dijon; Cajun Craze
  • Accessories: Moroccan Washi Tape; In Color Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Circles Framelits

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Sunday Haul #21

I got so excited about watching the Periscope showing off all the soon-to-be-released Happy Planner products that I went only and bought some planner accessories from Blitsy. I grabbed:

  • Brilliant Year sticker pack (to go with my Seasons 2017 planner)
  • Checklist self-inking stamp
  • Pen holders
  • Mini stamp set
  • Striped accessory pouch