Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #50 March 18, 2018

Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #50 March 18, 2018

Welcome to the Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #50 March 18, 2018 … All entries are due by March 24!

This weeks color range is Elegant Eggplant,  Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Greens, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our creativity I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging! 

  1.  Go to bottom of the post click on the little blue box below that says add your link. You can do this anytime from Sunday (the day it’s posted) through the following Saturday night (when it closes)
  2. Follow the steps. Simply type your name, email, and drag & drop (or upload) your photo. Click Crop to edit, or SELECT if finished.
  3. Click the blue box that says DONE!

It is super easy, and does the random picking at the end of the week and notifies the winner by email (email comes from InLinkz challenges, not StampingCatCrew)!  I do not get notified, so if you are the winner YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR CHALLENGE # AND ADDRESS TO RECEIVE YOUR BLOG CANDY!  (Blog candy is limited to US mailing address only, sorry!)

Having a blog is NOT required, however you can share your link back to your blog if you want to generate traffic for yourself through blog hopping, etc… Let me know if you need help! you can post questions here.

Just submit your entry before the weekly deadline (Saturday night at 11:50 pm) and let’s share our creativity! Just have fun & play!  

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!

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Sweet Little Something Masking Technique Easter Card

Welcome to the monthly Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop. This month’s theme is Easter, Yay!  Enjoy the Hop and leave some nice comments!


Sweet Little Something Masking Technique Easter Card

I simply adore this Sweet Little Something Masking Technique Easter Card!  Stampin’ Up! has been creating a few photorealistic stamp sets and they are simply amazing!  My daughter has a bunny just like this from Build A Bear, so of course I had to get the stamp set!

I show in the video how I create a simple mask which lets me stamp one bunny “behind” the other.  Masking is a great technique that can be used with just about anything and creates depth in a card without adding layers. 

And here is the Sweet Little Something Masking Technique Easter Card Video Tutorial:

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Shannon Cole.

Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any!



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Stampin’ Up! Petals & More thinlets card

Stampin' Up! Petals & More thinlets card

I wanted to share this quick & easy Stampin’ Up! Petals & More thinlets card today.  I love how the thinlet dies are so versatile, they can be used in many different ways!  I also did a quick video tutorial of this as a thank you card,  Be sure to check it out on YouTube! 

Simply start this card with an A2 size Whisper White cardstock base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Crumb Cake cardstock layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  There is a tool for ruffing the edges or simply use the edge of scissors.  The Delicate White Doilies are in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, use some snail adhesive in the center and attach.

The silver foil is used to cut the bundle of leaves, and the DSP is used for the bunch of flowers.  Both are cut in half and attached using multipurpose liquid glue (which I love!)

Layer up your elements and remember to make your envelope pretty!

Here is the Stampin’ Up! Petals & More thinlets card video tutorial:


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A few of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up!

Words to live by…

My Puppy!

The best yummyness at our retreats!

Prize Patrol at Stampin’ Up! conventions!

Great demonstrators to share the fun Stamp Camp experiences

Working from home with my peaceful creative companion

Gifts for my Creative Cat Crew!

Customer appreciation day! Can you say chocolate!!

Sharing creativity at the State Fair every year!

My Dad making my Mom a handmade card!

My daughter helping at Stamping events!

The most amazing ladies who are part of stamp club!

These are just a few of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up!  Becoming a demonstrator has changed my life in countless ways.  I love cardmaking, sharing what I love with family and friends, meeting the most amazing people, and celebrating everyone’s accomplishments along the way!

Love to stay up and create? Or is anytime creative time for you? Want to get a discount all the time? Maybe pay for your hobby… or make an income from something you enjoy? Join the Creative Cat Crew and get so much more!

We are the Creative Cat Crew … and we would love to have you join us!

Stampin! up! as a company, has amazing benefits!  A great discount off of your product to begin with, early ordering, sneak peeks, exclusive magazines, and more! Did you know that as a Creative Cat you get so much more!

  • If you want to be a part of the team that learns together, stamps together and has fun, this is the team!
  • Exclusive Facebook group just for our Cat Crew, so you can learn, grow, and participate no matter where you live! 
  • Lots of fun incentives and contests! Live far away?? No problem!!!  You will be sent any projects and gifts!
  • One on one help when you need it! Support just for fun or if you want to build a business!

What are you waiting for? Join the Creative Cat Crew today!!

Right now Stampin’Up! is offering free shipping on their starter kit, it’s only $99, and you get to pick out $125 worth of product! That’s $26 in free product! Purchase the starter kit with no obligation! You have nothing to lose, and lots of fun to gain! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all! Don’t wait any longer! Join today… and see all the extra perks you get! I can’t wait to be part of this hobby with you! Either for fun or as a business, you choose what suits you! Happy Creating!