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Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's Your Day Birthday Card

 Todays post for the SSINKSPIRATION DESIGN TEAM is featuring the stamp set called Big On You. Click on over there and see what some of the designers have made using this set.

On a personal note this will be last posting as a member of this designer team. My local business is growing by leaps and bounds and I have to give up a few things.  Refocusing my energy to areas of my business that I need to be more focused on in order to keep providing the best customer service that my customers and future customers deserve from me.

 I have had a blast being on the team and have met some awesome friends thru being one of the members. I won't be a stranger with the team! I will participate in the challenges but just not as a member of the team.

Here are the supplies I used for my card.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

St Patrick's Day Pinterest Inspired Mini Card

Today over at SSINKSPIRATION are cardsthat we got our inspiration from an idea on Pinterest. I love Pinterest and get lots of ideas from it. I found this card and it was perfect to get my inspiration from to make into a project for an upcoming event next month!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

CYCI # 58 Designer Choice Challenge

We hope you can join us over at CYCI for this week's challenge. You get to decide what kind of project you will make this week! We would love to see what you come up and share it with us this week. This challenge ends next Friday Feb. 27, 2015. Have fun!

Here is what I designed for this week. I got the layout idea from Megan Daves over at I Teach Stamping. I just changed up a few things about her card. I had a workshop last night and we made this card and everyone loved it! Here is the info about the supplies I used

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Introducing Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set

Today in the SSINKSPIRATION design team blog were featuring quick cards. I love a quick card like the one I designed for todays post. 

I used the Painted Blooms DSP and the brand new Lovely Amazing You stamp set. My main card is Rose Red. The ink I chose is Blackberry Bliss. It's one of the colors in the DSP. Also I used the Note Tag Punch twice. I used one for the layer in Wild Wasabi.  I used the Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon and finished off my card with the Antique Brads. All of these supplies can be purchased right here in my ONLINE STORE.

Thanks for stopping by today and have an awesome day!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Painted Petals Card Class Creative Blog Hop Pick of the Day

I wanted to thank my demo friend KERI for choosing me to participate in the Creative Blog Hop! Also thank her for the kind words about my business in her post last week. That was so sweet of you! Oh, and a cool thing we actually graduated from high school together! I saw a post on her Facebook wall last year and we realized that were both Stampin!Up demos! How cool is that!

So this is the way the blog hop works. I share a few projects I am working on and answer specific questions. Then I choose 2 more demos to participate for next Monday February, 23, 2015. Be sure to read at the very bottom who I have chosen from AZ and the UK! 

So on with my projects featuring the Painted Petals stamp set. These are the cards that I have designed for my upcoming D's House of Cards. More info can be found HERE if you live locally.  On with the cards.

Pear Pizazz, Rose Red and Daffodil Delight

Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky
Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
This card was inspired by

Now for the questions and answers for the last part of the blog hop.

What am I working on.
I keep very busy with my business.  So, right now working on some more prepping for upcoming events such as a party this week. finish prepping for this card class that I shared,  Making my hostess club members cards they missed at club last week. 

How does my your work differ from others in your genre.
I just put passion into everything I create and I sure hope that comes across when someone receives a handmade card from me! I put my heart into whatever I am working on. As I prep for events that passion I have for teaching others and inspiring others has to be a part of that process too.

Why do you create what you do.
I have been stamping for 16 years! Been a Stampin!Up Demo. for 13 years! I think for me is true still today as why I love stamping! It's instant gratification for me! I love taking a peice of Whisper White card stock and just simply adding an image with an ink pad how it changes the look of the plain peice od card stock. I love to say that when I am creating its my stress reliever! I can be having a bad day for whatever reason it might be. I start stamping, or prepping or cleaning my stamp cave that stress I was feeling starts to go away. 

How does your creative process work.
I get my inspiration from so many different sources! I LOVE to watch videos! I use to watch them all day long and get nothing done. LOL! Now, with my growing business I watch them and actually will come here into my stampin cave and recreate the project and putting my own touches to it. 
One last tip for my creative process when using Designer Series Paper as i have used in the cards above I always get my color combos from that. It makes it so easy. I love how Stampin!Up takes so much guess work out for us in this way! Next time your stuck on what colors go together dont forget my little tip.

OK.... Drumroll please for my 2 picks for next Monday February 23, 2015 are

Sharon Armstrong. Sharon inspires me in so ways! Honored to call her my friend!

Caroline Hallett all the way from the UK! We have gotten to know one another online! Honored to call her my demo online friend!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

CYCI # 57 Clean and Quick Challenge

So this weeks challenge is a clean and quick card! I love these types of cards! We sure hope that you join each with these challenges when you can! Were getting more and more entries each week and its so excited to see that! Join us right here CYCI

Just got back from Florida trip a week ago and have had stampin events since returning home. So, this challenge this week was an easy one to make sure I got it done in time!

I made this at my demo meeting this week.  Thanks Teresa for a fun card that you shared with us! I love how it turned out and that I could use it for this challenge. Also this is my card for my hubby too! I added some DSP on the inside to make a holder and put a gift card in it.  

Come back tomorrow for a blog hop challenge I am a part of! I got nominated to participate in and so excited to share some projects with you all!

Thanks for stopping by! Stampin Darla

Supplies Used

Stamp Set- Love Life
CS- Whisper White
Inks- Real Red
Accessories- Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Gotta stamp on the envelope too!

Showing some of his gifts. More candy and a candle inside his bag!