Friday, April 13, 2018

Inking Up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inking Up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop. It's time to give the 2016-2018 In Colors a last big party! My Inky Friends have each chosen one of the retiring In Colors: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. We will miss these bright colors!



Dapper Denim- Cindy

Emerald Envy-Kris 
Flirty Flamingo - Betty 
Sweet Sugarplum- Rhonda 
Emerald Envy- Holly 
Sweet Sugarplum- Shelley 
Peekaboo Peach - Sharleen 



Happy Hopping!


Friday, March 23, 2018

My Inky Friends Challenge #4

This month's challenge is a very springy color combination from page 70 of Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog. We love seeing your creations, so we hope you'll join us!


Check out what the My Inky Friend's Design Team has created this month. Use our cards as inspiration and create your own. Be sure to add your card to the linky below!












Sara









An InLinkz Link-up


Thanks for joining us!


Saturday, March 17, 2018

OMG, Congratulations!

We, as Inky Friends, have decided to celebrate our AWESOMENESS, by choosing our favorite design team submissions. We rock, afterall, and love each other's work.



This group of My Inky Friends is so friendly, they chose not one, but THREE winners for this award:

First up,  Kris's Blue and Yellow Thank-you Card!


We loved the little flowers peeking out above the sentiment, the color combination, and the cute little scallop circles. 

Number 2 is

 

We loved the monochromatic elegance of this card. How beautiful. 

and Number 3 is:


We love the playful creativity of this card. We all remember eating bottle cap candy as youngsters, and this card brings that back. 

Thanks for joining us. Come back next week for our 4th Design Challenge!

D





Friday, March 9, 2018

Hidden Gems Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's My Inky Friends Hidden Gems Blog hop! With all the hub-bub of Sale-a-bration and the Occasions Catalog, we sometimes forget all of the awesome stamp sets in the Annual Catalog. With three months left to purchase from this catalog, we have found what we call, "Hidden Gems," stamp sets that we have overlooked or not played with enough! Enjoy!


  1. Mary Haugen- Celebration Time http://centerstagestamping.com/2018/03/07/hidden-gems-blog-hop/
  2. Mickey Roberts- Pocketful of Sunshine http://www.paperconversation.com/2018/03/inky-friends-hidden-gems-blog-hop-pocketful-of-sunshine.html
  3. Kris Kilkenny- Watercolor Wings - https://paperfairykris.blogspot.com/2018/03/my-inky-friends-hidden-gems-blog-hop.html
  4. Tanya Boser- Pop of Paradise https://tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com/2018/03/IFHidden.html
  5. Holly- Weather Together http://rubberredneck.typepad.com/rubber-redneck/2018/03/my-inky-friends-hidden-gems-blog-hop.html
  6. Betty- Window Shopping https://kittystamp.blogspot.com/2018/03/hidden-gems-blog-hop.html
  7. Rhonda- Tranquil Tulips https://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2018/03/inky-friends-hidden-gems-blog-hop.html
  8. Shelley- Sprinkle of Life https://missmadstamper.blogspot.com/2018/03/inky-friends-blog-hop-hidden-gems.html
  9. Sara- Five for All -http://www.lilyinkpad.com/2018/03/my-inky-friends-hidden-gems-blog-hop.html
  10. Cindy Elam- Birthday Blossoms - http://www.heartsdelightcards.com/2018/03/my-inky-friends-find-hidden-gems.html
  11. Sharleen- Jar of Love - https://wp.me/p8rVfG-Gq
Happy Hopping!

Friday, February 23, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #3

Welcome to our Third My Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month we are featuring a sketch challenged based on an image from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

Our designers have outdone themselves this month to provide even more inspiration.














Our Rules:

1. Follow the general design of a sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors are listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
2. Create something new that has not been posted before.
3. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery, please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky. 
4. Feel free to combine with up to three challenges, as long a you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
5. Have fun!


Add your direct link here:

Friday, February 16, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #2 Announced

Congratulations, Tammy!


We loved the layers of color with the heart background as well as the use of the Pretty Label Punch and coordinating stamp.  What a cheerful card!


This badge is for you!



Our next challenge will be posted Friday, February 23! Join us!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Love it. Live it. Share It. Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Inky Friends Blog Hop featuring products from the Occasions Catalog. At each stop, there is a focal stamp set, suite, or product, although we add a few other products here and there! During each post, we will show you how we love it, live and share it! Enjoy!



  1. Rhonda- Cake Soiree
  2. Twila- A Good Day
  3. Sharleen- Petal-Palette
  4. Shelley- Hold onto Hope
  5. Tanya- Waterfront
  6. Mickey - Truly Tailored

Friday, January 26, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #2

Welcome to the second My Inky Friends Design Challenge! We were thrilled with last month's launch and hope to share more fun with you all!

Today's challenge is from page 35 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and is based on the color combination featured there. Bright, Cheerful, and fun! Perfect to push away those January blues!



 


Our design team has created some more fabulous inspiration for you! 








Our Challenge Rules: 

1. Follow the general design of a sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors are listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
2. Create something new that has not been posted before.
3. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery, please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky. 
4. Feel free to combine with up to three challenges, as long a you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
5. Have fun!








Friday, January 19, 2018

First Best Inky Friend Favorite Announced!

Whoo hoo!!!! Thanks for everyone who made our first My Inky Friends Design Challenge a success! The team has picked our favorite!



The winner of the first ever Best Inky Friend Favorite is.......

Tanya!  You can proudly post our BFF badge on your blog!




We loved her use of color and coordination of our Sell-a-bration products with Annual Catalog products. Those sneakers are awesome, just like her card!

Thank-you for joining us!

Our next challenge will be posted in ONE WEEK on Friday, January 26! Come back and check it out!

Until then!



Friday, January 12, 2018

Time to Sale-a-brate Blog Hop

My Inky Friends are at it again! We each chose a Sale-a-bration item to feature on our blogs this weekend. Join us for some fun! You'll see A-MAH-ZING and BE-AUUUUUTIIIII-FUL projects using accessories, card kits, stamps and framelits! 



  1. Sharleen Luciano - Heartfelt Blooms
  2. Rhonda- Lots of Lavender
  3. Tanya Boser- Epic Celebrations
  4. Yapha- Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper
  5. Shelley- Party Pandas
  6. Cindy- Amazing You
  7. Sara-Celebrate You Thinlits
  8. Twila- Happy Wishes
  9. Kris- Epic Celebrations
  10. Sarah - Beautiful Peacock
  11. Betty - Shimmer Ribbon Pack

In other news, we will post early next week the winner of our first ever design Challenge and a new Design Challenge will begin January 26th. Join us for more fun! 

Your Inky Friends Design Team