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Monday, October 13, 2014

Card Sketch with SSInk

We have a sketch for you over at SSInk!
I used this sketch to make a card for my co-teacher (remember the gift last week)?!
I just love the fall stuff... especially since I haven't seen much fall in this neck of the woods!
Can't forget the inside of the card...
The final product looked so cute on her desk!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

For All Things: Lots of Ideas with SSInk

I made this adorable gift for my co-teacher (her birthday was last week).  I used For All Things and lots of fall colors!  

Here's a close up of the tag!
This is what the gift included!  I love the fall scents!
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Halloween Bags, Tags and Boxes with SSInk

I made these adorable tag toppers for candy bags to give out!  I love how they turned out and I hope you do too!  I CASE'd this idea from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator!
How did I make them?  I cut out the scallop square from the square framelits and then scored it at 1.5 inches.  I used the 4x6 cello bags to put the candy in and adhered the tag topper.
As you can tell I have decorated each candy bag differently!  I am so excited to give these away!
This is my favorite treat bag!  Who doesn't love that little orange bird (it almost looks like an owl).
I meant to make this ghost white on black paper but I used clear embossing powder with white ink... I still don't quite understand what happened to the white ink?!  It's cute nonetheless!
And the witch... isn't she super cute?

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Halloween Cards with SSInk

I made this card for the swap I did with Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration... enjoy!
Come back tomorrow for a fun Halloween treat!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blendabilities with SSInk

Blendabilities are my favorite markers!  Don't you just love them?  If you haven't tried them, you should get a set and try them out!  I used the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler sets.
Do you like the center bead thing?  I can't think of anything else to call it but "bead thing"!  It's actually a hot glue blob that I colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendability marker!  The Christmas Bauble was so fun to color and then was super easy to fussy cut out!

Do you love the color combination?  It's Cherry Cobbler and Crisp Cantaloupe!  Alright.... see you tomorrow, right now I am off to work to prep for my formal observation by the peer.  Fun times!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Masculine Monday with SSInk

It's Monday... boo!  I get observed tomorrow (yes, already) by the "peer" which is basically another teacher who has been "trained" to observe teachers.  In my opinion, the process stinks because mostly they give you opinions about your teaching and classroom; yet they know nothing about you, your students, etc... and to make matter worse it's only the 6th week of school.  Whatever, it is what it is.  I had a migraine all day yesterday and that is probably why.  Once it's over I can focus on my week-long vacation.

Today is a Masculine Monday and I have a "manly" card for you!  I made this card thinking of fall and truly it can be used for anyone but the colors do remind me of a man!  I used my Lovely as a Tree set and watercolor paper.  I enjoyed painting although I wasn't sure how it looked, it's growing on me!

This is truly one of those cards you have no idea what you are making in your mind... I just kept going with it (usually those cards don't make it to the blog).  I did know I wanted a smaller card to make!  I couldn't figure out where to put the sentiment and then I realized I didn't have to put it anywhere specific.  Then I added the Cajun Craze Candy Dots and I thought it looked perfect!
The envelope was fun to make using the Envelope Punch Board - again in Cajun Craze.  I love the two punch boards and really need to use them both more!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Fab Friday #51

It's a Fab Friday...
...and that it is!  Who doesn't love Friday's?  I am sure there are people who don't love it but I do!  It means I have the next two days off... and it means a week from today I will be driving to Miami to get on a cruise ship the next day!  I can't wait for our vacation!  Although I love my job and my life... I am very excited to have someone else cook, plan my day and really just be pampered.  Ironic... I was starting to do the lesson plans for my week off and I made my student's homework sheet - one of their spelling words is "cruise".  They can think of me while I am on my cruise!  

Anyway, we have a sketch over at Fab Friday and I am in love with it!  I can totally see myself using this sketch for a Christmas related card.  I decided to do fall because the fall "time window" will go fast!  As I was telling Justin Krieger the other day, I LOVE fall!  I am sure you know that about me, but this Michigan girl LOVES FALL!  Wait, let me say it again, I love fall.  Okay, now you totally get my love.  But in Florida, there isn't a fall like up north.  So I must create lots of cards to remind me of fall days in Michigan!
I really love how the card came out... and it totally reminds me of fall with the acorn and crumpled leaves (don't you just love the wood elements that I used?).  Cajun Craze is the ink color that I used for the flag along with Mossy Meadow (background) and Crushed Curry (leaves).  The sentiment is from the "For All Things" stamp set... it's hard to tell but the background of the sentiment is also a stamp from the set!
The top version is my final version... although I really like the version below (a bit different).  Sorry for the messy background in the picture but I wanted you to see what the other version looked like!  The banners are from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper pack. 

I hope you enjoyed my post... I will be back later with another post for Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!