Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Cards

Spring is in the air, flowers are blowing and our designers have some wonderful spring cards to share with you. Stampin'UP! has so many flower sets that would be perfect for all your Spring cards and the great thing about stamping is that you can make your flowers blow whenever you want and make them any color of the Stampin'UP! rainbow. We hope you enjoy the cards and that you have a wonderful spring day.
Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu



 
Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tobe Celebrate's Marvelous Mint Macaron

Hello everyone! With the close of every Stampin' Up Annual Catalog, we have to say goodbye to five In Colors. This May, we will be losing the following colors:
Initially I wasn't a huge fan of these colors. It seemed to be a odd combination. But over the past two years, I have grown to like all of the colors. In fact, I have grown to love love love Mint Macaron. It will be sad to lose these colors, but I am devastated to lose Mint Macaron. Hands down my favorite! Today I'm celebrating Mint Macaron and giving it a proper sendoff with three fun cards! 
My first card is actually one I made using a ton of retired products. I don't usually hang on to retired stamp sets (preferring to sell them and get new ones), but I have kept two sets that get pulled out time and time again: Four You and Four Feathers! This great monochrome triptych features both of those retired sets plus one current set (Timeless Textures) and a great accessory (Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon). Simple card, yet it highlights the color beautifully.
  • Stamps: Four Feathers (retired); Four You (retired); Timeless Textures
  • Inks: Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon
  • Tools:
Card two features a Holiday Catalog stamp set that is carrying over! I immediately fell for the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Punch and love that I can use it beyond Christmas time. The little suit stamp is perfect as a teddy bear. And I love the color combination of Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake. The soft colors make a great gender neutral baby card. This card also features the In Color DSP pack. I love these packs for great background pieces. SU sells the DSP packs in both In Color collections, Brights, Regals, Subtles, and Neutrals. 
  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Mint Macaron; Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Neutrals DSP; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon
  • Tools: Cookie Cutter Punch; Layering Circles Framelits
Finally I am featuring my favorite color combination: Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. Purple is my favorite color and I love the green and purple combo of these two colors. I am again featuring the In Color DSP as my background paper. I kept the main image of the card fairly simple with a jar full of flowers. 
  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Sweet Sugarplum; Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron; Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits
Super sad that we only have a few weeks left with Mint Macaron, but hey, maybe they will eventually bring it back when Stampin' Up does another color refresh. A girl can dream, right?
-- Tobe

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Monday, March 20, 2017

#SSINKIC43: March INKspiration Challenge

Congrats to:
LeAnne of Weeinklings
March Sketch Challenge Winner!

We love when our readers play along with our Monday challenges! Each Monday a new challenge opens at 7am CST and closes the following Sunday at 12pm CST. Then on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm CST, all readers can vote for their favorite submission. 

1st Monday: Color Challenge
2nd Monday: Sketch Challenge
3rd Monday: INKspiration Challenge
4th Monday: Technique Challenge




Cathy Autrey- Maine Mountain Stamper

Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts

 Jen Guarino - Faith. Grace. Stamp.




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Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

It's Friday and it's St. Patrick's Day!  I know some families have a leprechaun tradition with their kids.  I will probably just do some green milk and of course deck my kiddos out in green for school.  However you choose to celebrate, check out how our designers decided to incorporate the holiday in their creations.

Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Jen Guarino - Faith. Grace. Stamp.

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Meet Darla

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! It's time to reintroduce myself here on the design team. 

Here is Stampin Meeko hanging out in my Stampin Cave! She is never far from me and likes to be right there when I am at my desk.





















Happily married going on 29 years to my wonderful husband! We have 2 boys ages 26 and 24. Became a mother in law a year ago. Recently my son and his wife have been accepted to be foster parents! So, this has been a new venture for our family.

December 20, 2015
My handsome guys!

Beautiful inside and out!


























I have been a Stampin Up Demonstrator since January 2002! I have so much passion for inspiring and teaching others locally and also online that I hope it comes across as you follow my blog.
My very supportive husband was so thrilled when I earned my first incentive trip and we got to go to Europe last May! Few pics of us on the trip!



























This year I am trying to earn Alaska and almost half way there and have 6 more months to earn it! Determined as that will be our 30th wedding anniversary!

Here are just a few cards to see what types of cards I like. I consider myself a simple stamper. When I show new stampers how to stamp I never want to overwhelm them. I always give ideas on how to take a card to the next level at my events.


Feel free to look around and follow my blog to see what other types of cards that I have created and will continue to create her on my blog!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a creative day!
Stampin Darla




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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Unusual Shaped Cards

Sometimes it is fun to think outside the box or at least outside the traditional rectangle card. Our designers are bringing you some nontraditional cards with just a bit of extra flair. What is your favorite type of nontraditional shaped card? We would love to hear from you and each designer has info about their cards on their blog posts so you can learn more about each of their cards. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Wednesday!!
 
Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea


Melissa Stout ~ The Stamp Doc


Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl

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Monday, March 13, 2017

#SSINKCS43: March Sketch Challenge

Congrats to Susan S.
March Color Challenge Winner

Good morning! Do you ever feel like you tend to use the same layout on your cards? It happens to me sometimes. If this also happens to you, our Sketch Challenges are great for you to participate in! You'll find a new one of the second Monday of each month. 

Our designers created some fabulous cards using today's sketch challenge. If scrapbooking is more your thing, you can also submit a page using our challenge. Speaking of submissions, you can link up your entry in to the challenge at the bottom of this post until Sunday, March 19th at 12pm CST. Come back and vote between 12pm and 5pm CST on Sunday. 

1st Monday: Color Challenge
2nd Monday: Sketch Challenge
3rd Monday: INKspiration Challenge
4th Monday: Technique Challenge


Tobe Buffenbarger - The Craft Sea

Cathy Autrey - Maine Mountain Stamper

Cheryl Hamilton - Create With Cheryl

Jennifer Gregorsky - Jenny G Paper Crafts

Pamela Wu - Stinky Tofu

Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with  Diana

Melissa Stout ~ The Stamp Doc


Remember to visit each designer's page and leave them some love or ask them questions about their card. Then link up your own creation below! 




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