Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fill a Frame 2015

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful holidays and a happy new year.

I'm excited to announce Fill a Frame 2015. This is my second year doing this monthly class and I'm so ecstatic that I'm able to do it again. For those of you who are new to my blog or my business, FAF is a monthly class designed for a 12 X 12 frame. Every month you show up and we make a new page for your frame; at the end of the year, you have a complete yearly set. The art is themed around monthly holidays and happenings so it's reusable FOREVER (maybe forever is a bit extreme, haha). 

The details:
- we meet every third Thursday of the month (the first class however is 1/29/2015)
- FAF is only $20 a month
- there is a one-time registration fee of $20 due by the first class; this covers the cost of the frame and snacks and drinks throughout the year
- every level of crafter is welcome, no experience necessary!

If you're in the Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell, or Eagle, Idaho area and looking for a great time and some new friends this is for you! Contact me to register at: swishandstamp@gmail.com or text/call: (208) 761-5384


Let me know if you have any questions! I'm so looking forward to this year of creativity. 




Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Notecard

Hi everyone!

I don't know what the weather's like where you live but here we're getting tons of snow! 8 inches in the last 24 hours. It's crazy! Anyway, this means I'm bundled up inside stamping and crafting.

Today I want to share a card with you that's for Thanksgiving (even though it feels like Christmas with all the snow). When I started to create this card I knew I only wanted to do a card front. Strange, I know. I was envisioning something I could give to someone, like a notecard, that they could then prop up somewhere or pin somewhere. That's why I wanted just a card front. I'm actually really happy with how it turned out!

Here's the front:

Stamp Sets: Tags 4 You, Gratitude for Days
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine

And here's the back:


Cute, right?! I'm actually kind of impressed that the idea in my head went onto paper so well, haha! The bow on the card makes the card look small but I promise it's just a large bow on a normal 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card.

I hope the weather is better where you live! Thanks for reading!



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Home

Hi there everyone!

First off, thanks so much for all of your kind and uplifting comments from the blog hop. It truly was a wonderful experience.

Today I want to share with you 2 cards that are similar but intended for very different holidays. I used the Holiday Home stamp set and the Holiday Invitation stamp set on both cards. Hopefully this will help you see how 2 stamp sets not intended for each other can blend beautifully!

The first card is meant for Thanksgiving, or really any time in November. I love that about Fall; people are always so thankful for everything. It's such a beautiful time of the year.

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Holiday Invitation
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Candy Dots, Holiday Home Framelits


Nice, right? The next card is meant for Halloween. Who doesn't love candy and dressing up? I know I do. This cards is unique in that all the stamping and coloring of the houses was done on vellum. 

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Holiday Invitation
Card Stock: Basic Black, Vellum
Ink: StazOn Black Ink, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Basic Black Candy Dots

Well that's all I have for you today! I hope you found some sort of inspiration (even if it's in the background of my photos, haha). Have a wonderful day!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Inking Everything's Happy Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to our team's very first blog hop, I'm glad you are here! You may have just landed here or you may have come from Ti over at aBlessedChaos. Either way, you're here! Yay! I'd like to thank Mandy for organizing this hop for us; it's going to be so much fun.

So you're probably wondering what's different about our blog hop? We're showing cool creative ideas on our  blog and a coordinating project on our Facebook Business pages. So be sure to hop through both the blog and the Facebook page so you don't miss a thing!

Okay so this go around is all about Fall! Which is awesome because Fall is my favorite time of year; there are beautiful colors everywhere and I love the crisp cool weather. Also, it's Thanksgiving time and I love being around family and having everyone slow down and be thankful. It's just a wonderful time of year. For my blog fall project I decided to make a little set of 3x3 cards. I love 3x3 cards to add to gifts (usually wine) that I take to other people's houses.


Here's the entire set. I went with some basic fall colors: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry. I kept the color scheme basic and only used these 3 colors for the entire set. I think they turned out so cute!
Stamp Sets: For All Things
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Accessories: NA

What do you think? Although I'll probably use them individually as little cards for gifts, you could easily package them up together and give them as a little set for someone else to use.

Alright that's it for my blog post, you're headed HERE next, to my Facebook Business page. I hope you'll come around again. Thanks so much!


If you ever get lost in the blog here's the list of ladies and their sites:
Mandy Schneider

Becky Roberts

Dani Dziama

Jen Guarinohttp://thestampdiva.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thestampdiva


Carin Kearns
www.sunnysidedesignsblog.com
https://www.facebook.com/sunnysidedesigns?ref=bookmarks

Janey Backer
Inspired Stamping
https://www.facebook.com/inspiredstamping

Ti Kaheiki
Http://Ablessedchaos.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/StampinUpABlessedChaos


Delaney Martin >YOU ARE HERE<

www.swishandstamp.com
Www.facebook.com/swishandstamp

Carla Blake
craftingonhat.blogspot.com
Stamping On Hat - Carla Blake, Stampin Up Demonstrator

Michelle McDaniel
www.michellescreativejourney.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Made4ubymichelle/557799584253510

Penny Smiley
Stampsnsmiles
https://www.facebook.com/stampsnsmiles

Raquelle Batth
http://www.ladyandherstamps.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006342076948&fref=ts

Kari Karlin
starlightstamping.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/StarlightStamping

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Who's Ready to Hop?!

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while but I'm so excited to be back here on my blog to share some creative things with you. I've been taking a break because school became overwhelming, you'd think after 5 years I'd have this school thing down. ;) Haha. Anyway! I'm here to let you guys know that starting November 1st I'm taking part in the Inking Everything Blog Hop! I can't give you much more information but make sure to check back here on the first of November for my projects and to see where you hop to!

 Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to share more with everyone.



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Prepare Yourself!

Hi there! I'm so excited for this post. It's one of my favorite times of the year. NEW CATALOG TIME!!!

The 2014/2015 Annual Catalog will go live on June 2nd and I am here to show you the FRONT COVER! That may not sound exciting to you (I about died of excitement when I saw it) but it's all I can show you right now and trust me... it will excite you. ;) Are you ready to see? Alright, here it is:

 
Isn't it beautiful? I love my new catalogs like a human child... okay that makes me sound crazy and I promise, I'm not crazy. I just refuse to leave my catalog anywhere. It is literally with me 24/7. Don't worry, it'll wear off in a few months and I'll be normal again soon. Haha. I'm so excited for this catalog to go live so you all can see the wonderful stuff inside. Let me know if you want your very own copy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Gift for Baby

Hi there!

I just wanted to share a quick card with you today. I made this card for UFC 2013 (a gathering of fantastic friends in Montana). Usually people make baby cards with soft subtle colors: pastels, watercolors, etc. I like this card because it's two colors that really POP. They're both bright colors and I like how they look together. I added a little pearl to the elephant's eye because I think it adds some dimension, however, I tried adding a pearl on the giraffe's eye as well-let's just say it was creepy looking and I'd recommend not doing that haha.

Here's my card:

Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies
Ink: Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, In-Color DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels

I'm in love with this card, it's so bright and cheery. I think it's perfect for a unique baby/baby shower card, I guarantee no one else will show up with a card like this. ;)

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card or any other Stampin' Up! product, you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE. Don't forget, it's Sale-A-Bration, so you can earn free product for shopping. Check out my SAB post, HERE.

Thanks for reading!