(share this pin it)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Blog Hop Baby Shower!

Good Morning Happy Stampers!!

We could NOT be more excited about today's blog hop!!
As some of you have guessed by now, one of our SSInkspiration Blog Founders, Kim, has had a baby!!  
So what more of a fitting tribute to our fearless leader than doing a VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER!!  :)   We're so excited for Kim and baby Micah that we have dedicated this hop to all things BABY!!!

Our projects for the hop are all gifts that we have (or are finishing!) to send Kim as a special surprise!!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 7 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Heidi ~ Stuck On Stampin'. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.


I have a new obsession.

Crocheting!!
Specifically C2C (corner to corner) Graphgans..
So I decided since I can't snuggle that handsome little baby in person, this will just have to do!
And who doesn't love a good snuggle with a newborn baby in a sweet blanket?!

Here's my gift to you sweet friend!


I am so almost done with this bad boy....haha  But little Micah came a little ahead of schedule, so it's coming friend!

You know you love Stampin' Up! and your BFF when you make little man a baby blanket using Stampin' Up! colors!
Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, and Rich Razzleberry

And what SSInk blog hop would be complete without a card?!


I used the Positively Chevron background stamp and my trusty markers to create the Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz chevron (on watercolor paper of course!!)  Then I markered the Razzleberry in between and then used an Auquapainter to blend the colors.
I Heart Chevrons!!

I hope you love your secret gifts friend.  We love you!!  And I can't wait to see more of that squishy faced perfect little human that you brought into this world!

If you're just joining us, head on over to Diana's page next!
Thanks for stopping by!








Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  3. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  4. Kathy at Kathy's Stamping World
  5. Melissa at The Stamp Doc
  6. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  7. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  8. Donna at Geek Squad Crafting   <------- You are Here!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March Madness Baby!


Good Morning Geek Squad!

This morning I'm guest posting over at SSInspiration for March Madness!  Click here: to see the post

I'm happy to report that currently, I am sitting on top of the leaderboard at my house.

Apparently I'm super good at picking Bball teams.....so even though my Wolverines have taken a seat...I'm still very much in the game!!

In honor of March Madness, Here's a peek at the Hub's Father's Day card 


Totally breaking my retired IU stamp out for this one.  I carved it a long time ago, and even though it is a far cry from perfect....I really do love it :)

Sorry about my sad little basketball....lets be totally honest, I had a hard time making this while watching basketball....I really need to stop doing that. 

have a blessed day!

Hope your bracket is still intact!!
And if not:  Join ESPN's TC Second Chance bracket before Thursday's tip off ... you can still impress your friends with picking the rest of the way out....like my family will have to do...since they're all BUSTED!!  
muah haha haha 
~Donna

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blog Hop with SSInkspiration ~ How do I love thee, let me count the ways!


Good Morning Happy Crafter!!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I am so glad you are hop hop hoppin along with us at SSInkspiration!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 5 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kim @ Stamping with Kim. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.


Nothing says love like hearts, red/pinks, and a puppy :)

I LOVE coloring...its no secret...and I love coloring for my loved ones even more!!

I broke out an "old skool" stamp set from our main catalog.  It's been a while since I used it, so I wanted to mix it up and add it to an Occasions set to mesh old and new :)


I just LOVE this little pooch!  He looks positively adorable staring off into the distance....and look how cute my girl is staring at her little puppy!!  :)
Yes, I have a back story of these two if you really must know.  haha

Thanks for stopping by today.



wanna make this card?  Here's my supply list!


Hey, Girl Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Hey GirlGoing Global Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Going Global
Real Red Cardstock
Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Real Red Marker
Watermelon Wonder Marker
Bermuda Bay Marker
Smokey Slate Marker


Check out the next stop on the hop
Jennifer G is amazing, check it out!



Blog Hop Participant List:

    1. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
    2. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
    3. Breelin at Craft-Somnia Momma
    4. Leanne at Literally My Joy
    5. Kim at Stamping with Kim
    6. Donna at Geek Squad Crafting   <------- You are Here!!

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Social Media is stealing all our birthday cards!!

    Good Morning Happy Crafters!!

    I am sure by now, unless you're NOT a social media person, that you have heard of Stampin' Up!'s very own Shannon West and her quest to "bring birthdays back"

    She decided that social media was sucking the lifeblood out of birthdays and special occasions (my words, NOT hers!) and that it was time to do something about it.

    She created an awesome handcarved stamp that says
    #imbringingbirthdaysback
    and challenged people on Facebook to reply to her post with their birthday and address so she could Bring Back the Birthday Card and send people a handmade card!!
    Wait..WHAT?!

    Check out the video HERE and see her explain her campaign!

    YES!!

    So people like me...have decided HECK YEA!!

    We're totally jumping on this bandwagon.

    I have started my own campaign, reaching out to my customers, followers, strangers, family, and friends.  ANYONE who wants a handcrafted birthday card just need to give me a date and an address....and the card will be queued up and ready to ride the Pony Express that month!

    Here is a shot of last week's batch of cards.  Yes, I still handwrite all my addresses and hashtags :)

    Click here to add your name and birthday to my list!!

    If you want to start a campaign of your own, look up #imbringingbirthdaysback...check out the fun and frenzy.  Start now and become a card blessing to your family and friends.

    Don't wanna give, just want to receive?  That's okay!  Find someone (or as many someones as you want!) who is giving, comment on their (mine too!) pages and just sit back and patiently wait for your mailbox to explode on your special day.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Valentine's Day

    Good Morning Happy Stampers!

    Thanks for poppin in to see what I am up today!

    It is FREEZING today...so let's warm things up with a little hubba hubba for the hubby love!!


    Made this card for SSInkspiration as a design team member.  Sure do love those girls and their amazing work!!  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT by following this link!

    Wanna make this card?  This is what I used

    Groovy Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Groovy Love ~ Stampin' Up! #134246 
    Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes #127802
    Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Rose Red Cardstock
    Word Window Punch
    Crumb Cake, Rose Red Classic Stampin' Ink
    Sweetheart Punch
    Dimensionals

    Thanks for stopping by!!  Look forward to crafting with you again soon!
    ~Donna

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    New Catalog Countdown - LAST DAY!!


    Good Morning Happy Stampers!!!

    SSInkspiration is at it again with ANOTHER new catalog countdown!!

    Aren't you super excited?!?!  I sure am!!

    Today is the last day....I can hardly stand it..I want to show you EVERYTHING!!!



    I know you are NOT shocked that I used this suite again.
    It is my new favorite.
    I plan to use it every day.
    Every
    Every
    Every
    Day.

    Quick and Easy!!

    Good Morning Happy Stampers!!

    Thanks for stopping by today!
    This is such a quick and easy way to use some of your favorite scrapbooking paper, stamps, and card bases.

    I just grabbed a plain old Kraft cardstock base, then stamped the sentiment near the bottom.
    The JUST FOR YOU stamp is a NEW Sale-a-Bration stamp that is TO DIE for! (Botanicals for You)

    I stamped the image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Going Places DSP (that paper stack is GORGEOUS!!!)

    To help it stand out just a bit, I added white gel pen on all of the right side/lines of the stamp.  Kind of helps that flat image jump off the page.  Almost like an embossed image.  Love doing this to large stamps, especially when they're on such busy paper!
    You can then mat it onto some black cardstock and pop it up on the base.  
    Viola!
    Quick and Easy, and it looks SO COOL!! 



    Monday, January 4, 2016

    New Catalog Countdown Day 2!


    Good Morning Happy Stampers!!!

    SSInkspiration is at it again with ANOTHER new catalog countdown!!

    Aren't you super excited?!?!  I sure am!!

    Today is the 4th day....I can hardly stand it..I want to show you EVERYTHING!!!



    I cannot even express to you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this new suite.
    The Going Places Suite is every bit of masculine yummy goodness that we have been CRAVING!!
    The paper is so travel-centric, and ethereal I cannot even stand it.

    I used my Aqua pen to pick up some of the colors in the paper to make the striped background on the dipper.  and this silver thread is still my fave of faves!!  I am hoping and PRAYING this suite carries over into the 2016-2017 catalog.  Cannot ... just cannot ... get enough!!



    Sunday, January 3, 2016

    New Catalog Countdown Day 3!


    Good Morning Happy Stampers!!!

    SSInkspiration is at it again with ANOTHER new catalog countdown!!

    Aren't you super excited?!?!  I sure am!!

    Today is the 3rd day....I can hardly stand it..I want to show you EVERYTHING!!!



    Everything about this card is NOT ME.  I actually made this at a swap and I am SO glad that I did!!  I am usually not a floral/butterfly kind of gal...so this was super fun to make and I LOVE how this turned out.  My friend Deb Reeder is amazing and this was her card design.

    Featured new stamp set:  Grateful Bunch
    and you all KNOW how I love coordinating items...that 3 flower burst is one stamp...AND IT HAS A MATCHING PUNCH!!
    yes.  yes.  and more yes!!

    Saturday, January 2, 2016

    New Catalog Countdown Day 4!


    Good Morning Happy Stampers!!!

    SSInkspiration is at it again with ANOTHER new catalog countdown!!

    Aren't you super excited?!?!  I sure am!!

    Today is the 2nd day....I can hardly stand it..I want to show you EVERYTHING!!!

    I just LOVE this color combination.
    Stampin' Up! sure did a great job with this suite in the new Occasions Catalog.


    This is from the Birthday Bouquet Suite.  
    It features the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Birthday Blooms stamp set.

    Friday, January 1, 2016

    New Year, New Catalog Countdown!




    Good Morning Happy Stampers!!!

    SSInkspiration is at it again with ANOTHER new catalog countdown!!

    Aren't you super excited?!?!  I sure am!!

    Today is the 1st day....I can hardly stand it..I want to show you EVERYTHING!!!

    This is the Going Places paper Stack, (you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper!!)
    Kraft Cardstock, Momento Black Ink, Gold Sequin Trim, and the Botanicals for You and the Hello stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!