Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Follow Me on Bloglovin!

With the end of Google Reader coming near, I want to make sure that we stay connected!  Please follow Pink Ink Originals on BlogLovin!  All you have to do is click on the link below or on the BlogLovin icon in the left side bar :)

Pinspired Challenge #10

Good Morning!!  It's Tuesday, and time for another Pinspired Challenge!!
Here is this week's challenge photo:
Challenge #10 is sponsored by the fabulous Bossy Joscie Flair!
For my card, I pulled out my Lil Inker Rainbows along with a sentiment from PTI's Movers and Shakers stamp set to create this fun little card:
Be sure to check out the Pinspired Blog for more inspiration!  Hope you will join us for your chance to win some fun Flair! :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Let Freedom Ring {CSS 25 Days of Inspiration}

Hello there!  TGIF!  Today I am back with another installment of 25 Days of Inspiration with Clear and Simple Stamps!  Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, I am bringing you a patriotic card  using the Stars and Stripes stamp set!  My home town is just outside of Philadelphia, so the Liberty Bell holds special meaning to me.  You can't have a patriotic card without stars and stripes, so I made sure to add those to my card too!  The stripes are from Designer Lines, all of the stars are from the Taglines set, and the "fireworks" are from Trendy Tags!  This card was so much fun to make... I really enjoyed digging through my CSS stash looking for the perfect stamps for my idea.
Don't go anywhere just yet!  I also have a coordinating project featured on the APP today!  Click the link below to be taken to the full version!
Whether you are picnicking, spending some time at the beach, or just enjoying some family time, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Whale of a Time! {Lawn Fawn Stamps}

It's that time again... time for end of the year teacher gifts!  I had some time yesterday to get one of three card/tag sets done.  I got Critters in the Sea for Christmas and hadn't inked it up yet... It's perfect for summer projects! :)  I also used Happy Summer for one of the sentiments.
Here is the set:

And here is a close up of the tag:
I am really digging the bright aqua and orange together!  It may just be one of my new favorite combos!!
Thanks for stopping by! :)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Happy Summer, PTI Tin Types
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Ranger Peacock Feathers
Paper: PTI White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Tag Sale 6, Limitless Layers Circles 1.75" & 2.5", Double Ended Banner,  MFT Catch A Wave
Other: PTI Orange Zest Satin Ribbon & Button, Twinery Twine, Sequins (Michaels), Copic Markers, Pop Dots


Friday, May 17, 2013

Country Charm {CSS 25 Days of Inspiration}

Welcome to Day 13 of Clear and Simple Stamps 25 Days of Inspiration!!

I love the simple country charm of mason jars, especially when they are filled with wild flowers.  I mixed and matched my Clear and Simple Stamps sets to create a flower filled mason jar mini card and coordinating cube - the perfect little favor for making a simple gift a bit more special.
I used the special edition Spread the Love stamp set (this set was sent to those bloggers who participated in the CSS Spread the Love Campaign a few months back.  I also used bits and pieces of a few other stamp sets.  The wood flooring is from Background Basics 1, the wooden tables are from Ragdoll Scene 1 and the tiny flowers are from the Taglines: Critters.  I love digging through my stamp stash to find pieces to build little scenes!  So fun!!
I am kind of in love with the Cube die.  It is so cute and compact.  I keep looking for things small enough to tuck inside because they are so darn fun to cut and decorate ;)  The smaller tag from the Tags 1 die set is the perfect finishing touch!
But wait, there's more!  Today, I have a coordinating project featured on the CSS APP!  Click on the preview below to be taken to the full project. 
Hope you have a great day!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #9

Wowee... This year is just flying by... Time again for another Pinpsired Challenge!  Check out this beautiful, bright, perfect for summer, photo!
This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Avery Elle!
I just love pink and orange together!  I wanted to make a baby girl card since I just had a brand new, super adorable niece!  I used my Paper Smooches A Little Lovin' stamp set and some fun patterned papers and heart dies from Papertrey Ink.
Be sure to check out the Pinspired Blog for more inspiration and information about this challenge!  I hope you will join us for your chance to win a great prize! :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Festive Friday Guest Designer

**If you are looking for my post with Clear and Simple Stamps, please scroll down**
Hi again!  A few months back, my friend Meredith asked if I would like to be a guest designer for one of her Festive Friday Challenges.  Of course, I said yes! :)
Today's challenge photo is so fun and should inspire a lot of unique Christmas cards!  It was a little hard for me to get in the Christmas spirit in May, but this inspiration photo encouraged me to think a little outside the box. :) 
Immediately upon seeing the trigger word "Sweet", I thought of one of my favorites from Lawn Fawn, Sweet Christmas.  I pulled it out and this is what I came up with:
I had so much fun with this one! :)  Be sure to check out the Festive Friday blog for more details!  Hope you will play along! :)

Strawberry Sweetness {25 days of CSS Inspiration}

It’s been three years since the Clear and Simple Stamps Daily app first made an appearance on the crafting scene. Each day the app features a brand new project complete with instructions and photos. You can save to your favorites for quick reference, and search through previous months for even more inspiration.

In celebration of the CSS Daily App, we have 25 Days of inspiration. That’s right we are bringing the App to the blog! Each day the design team will feature fun projects and for an added bonus we will have a coordinating project on the app – it’s a great way to see even more fab inspiration using your Clear and Simple Stamps.
Summer is fast approaching, which means backyard barbecues and a need for having fun hostess gifts on hand! Since strawberries always remind me of the summer months, I created a coordinated hostess gift set with a fun tag and shaped card inspired by my favorite summer fruit.
To coordinate with the label on the candle (which smells amazing, btw!), I pulled out my Gingham Background, Perfect Harvest, and Perfect Harvest Fillers stamp sets.  I love how the Eyelet border makes a cute little open scallop when you tuck part of it behind another layer of paper.
And the CSS Fruit Applique dies are perfect for making shaped cards!!
Wait, I have even more to share with you!  Click on the peek below to be taken to the full version of my project, which can be seen on the CSS App today! :)
I hope you have enjoyed this fun little post.  Be sure to check back on the CSS blog tomorrow for another day of CSS Inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pinspired - Crafter's Companion Joint Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinspired - Crafter's Companion Joint Blog Hop!
 Just in case you are new to either Pinspired or Crafter's Companion, let me tell you a little bit about them both:

 Crafter's Companion
Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for our innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, our products are distributed and sold worldwide. Our most popular products include Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, the Ultimate Pen Storage, embossing folders, and EZMagnetic Storage panels for metal embossing and cutting dies. Our staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy. If we havve exceeded your expectations, then we’ve done our job!

 Pinspired Challenge Blog
Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting.... We came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challenges launched in January of 2013. Our DT, or as we like to call them, "Pin Heads" have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins. We will post a brand new challenge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. You will have until Thursday of the following week to link your entry onto the challenge post. That's 9 whole days to play along!!!! Inspirational photos are for you to interpret anyway you want. You can take from the colors, the style or the technique - whatever floats your boat! You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.

From May 3 - 5, we are showcasing Crafter's Companion stamps from Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection. You have TWO chances to win! You can hop around and comment on all of the blogs for one chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion (May 3 - 5, 2013).

For a second chance to win, you can play along!


Using the image above to create a project and post it using InLinkz on the Pinspired Blog. You have until May 9, 2013 to participate for a chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion. If you create and comment on the Blog Hop, that is two chances to win!
 You should have arrived here from Annette's blog!!  Here is my creation using Sheena's A Little Bit of Floral - Lily Stamp set.  So beautiful!

(Click to enlarge)

Next stop on the hop is Chrissie!!
We hope you will comment and play along with us for a chance at some great prizes! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Featured on the CSS APP today!

Happy Thursday to you!  I am featured on the CSS App today!  Click on the peek below to be taken to the full version. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day! :)