Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration DT October Color Challenge

I am so excited to be accepted back on this design team! I made the decision last year to step down to focus on some business goals. I am happy to say I have met and exceeded those goals!

Join us for the October color challenge. 

Here is my card that I designed for this challenge.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September D's Stamping Team USA Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us for our first team blog hop! A lot of our team is just getting started with creating their blogs.  My goal is to be increasing the amount of our blogs! Our first one we wanted to feature either fall or Halloween ideas.  We would love comments as you hop along!

I decided to share some fall cards from my recent card class. More details on my next D'S House of Cards right here.

Stamp sets- Vintage Leaves and A Little Something
Card Stock- Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Inks- Hello Honey, Tip Top Taupe, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
Accessories- Leaflets Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Linen Thread

Contact Darla
Nancy made a beautiful fall card! Love your layout sis on your card!

Stamp Set- For All Things
Card Stock- Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Inks- Always Artichoke
Accessories- Into the Woods DSP, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 3/8' Glitter Ribbon Gold, Into the Woods Elements

Contact Nancy

Wanted to share another card with you from my friend and team member June from her recent card class! She doesn't currently have a blog. She still wanted to be a part of the blog hop! So, here is her cards to enjoy!

Stamp set- Among the Branches
Card stock- Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black
Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White
Accessories- Black Bakers Twine, Big Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, 2 3/8 ' Scallop Circle Punch

Contact June


I know you all will enjoy your next stop to Megan's blog to see her project!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ribbon Storage Ideas

I sure hated to take this picture.  But this is actually
what my ribbon collection looks like right now.
What a Disaster!! 
But I am on a mission to correct this once and
for all.  I have 2 ideas in mind. 
There will be a follow up post when I
get it all organized......promise!

Storage Idea #1

Storage Idea #2
Here is my idea.  I even removed some of the ribbon
from the spools to make it all fit.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ORGANIZING Scraps with Nancy

Haven't we ALL had messes like this?  Mine is uncontrollable right now.
I have a bad habit of tossing them all in a pile knowing I will
come back and organize them.  YEAH RIGHT, who am I
kidding!  This pile has accumulated for way too long. 
So instead of digging thru this mess when I need a color,
 I just go to my full packs and grab another sheet.
 NOT the way I should be doing this!

TIP #1     I sort out my pieces, big to small

TIP #2     Next I cut up what I can for another card (like a 5 1/4 x 4 layer)

TIP #3     DON"T throw away those smaller pieces!  They are great for punching.

TIP #4  Sort by color ( I put similar colors in a stack...reds, blues, etc)

I tape a color coded circle punch to the front of the bins.
 I usually have 3 colors in a bin. Each color I put in a large baggie.
Now if I could only do this on a regular basis !!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2015 Holiday Catalog

Yeah it's the first Wed of the month and you know what that means blog hop day! This month our theme is to Introduce the Holiday Catalog to you! Hopefully by now you all have your own personal copies of this catalog...if not please contact your demonstrator to get one because it is fabulous! If you don't have a demonstrator let us know we would be happy to get one to you!
I am excited this month to announce we have 3 new talented hoppers (Anna, Megan and Diane) joining us...so please do complete the entire hop so you can meet them! ( Megan is on my stampin team!)

So us sisters did it again! We planned using the same set but notice on both cards we used the same sentiment! Also we used the same Mossy Meadow Card Stock. Too funny!  We had no clue other than using the same set what each other was designing our cards. Yep, for sure were sisters! Stampin sistas even better!

We hope you enjoy what were sharing this month!
Leave us some love under comments if you like what you see!
Until next time Stampin Darla and Stampin Nancy

 Realized after I made this card I accidently used retired ribbon! So, a tip if your a demo make sure its current product. LOL!  

I had this idea in my head for my design and it turned out exactly what I was picturing! Gotta love that when it happens! LOL!
Anyways living in AZ and being from Iowa I really miss the fall season with the beautiful colored leaves. So my card represents to me my favorite time of year.

I used these supplies:

Happy Scenes Stamp Set
Into the Woods DSP
Mossy Meadow,  Whisper White, Soft Suede and Tangelo Twist Cardstock
Soft Suede Ink
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Hearth & Home Thinlits 
Greetings Thinlits
Washi Label Punch
 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon
 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon
Daubers for my sponging

Can't forget the inside of my card. My customers at my events love when they get to decorate the inside and of course can't have a plain envelope. So, we stamp on those too!

With the launch of the Holiday catalog, I got the fever to make a Christmas card. 
These are the supplies I used
Happy Scenes Stamp Set
Season of Cheer DSP
Mossy Meadow Ink
Mossy Meadow and Soft Sky Cardstock
Glimmer Paper - Gold and Red
Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
Circles Collection Framelits
Mini Treat Thinlits (stars)
Bakers Twine - Silver

 Enjoy your next stop for more inspiration from Diane!