Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PCC268 Sketch Challenge with Gina K Designs Festive Foliag!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm super excited to be back at Paper Craft Crew this week with my take on a super fun sketch!  There are soooo many possibilities with this one.. take a look!


How fun is that??!!  I decided since I did the spotlighting technique on mine and had stamped pine branches and cones that mine didn't really need the banner.  


The stamp set I used was one I bought last year from Gina K Designs.. it's called Festive Foliage by Claire Brennan!  I used it for so many of my cards last year and I do believe it will be used for quite a few this year as well!  It has some awesome Christmas foliage images as well as sentiments!  I used my Misti to stamp the images with SU Sahara Sand Ink onto Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar White Card Base.  Once I had it stamped on the card base, I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock again in Sahara Sand.  I then used a sponge dauber to add SU Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow (retired) inks to the stamp as well.  I used the SU Layering Circle Framelits to the section that I wanted to spotlight and added an Old Olive small scallop border (also from the same die set).  The sentiment was added at the top on the right in Old Olive Ink and then Versamark and clear embossed.  I used a 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of  Merry Little Christmas DSP in an Old Olive pattern.  I ran some Natural Thread around the strip of DSP and tied it in a small bow and then added the circle layer with the spotlighted design over it.  I used my scissors to snip the overhanged portion off from the back of the card.  Lastly.. as usual, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh 4mm sequins in Espresso with Multi Medium Matt adhesive.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SIP #125 Color Challenge with Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are having a fabulous Fall weather week.  Today is of course another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and is my very last Fall Card of the year!  Take a look at the Challenge Graphic.. it really does scream fall to me!





I decided considering the colors in the challenge that it would be a perfect time for one last card to mail out for Thanksgiving.  I used the incredible Vintage Leaves stamp set from Stampin' Up! but the
sentiment is from the retired Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  I love this sentiment and can't seem to part with this set!  All of my stamping was done on one layer of Watercolor Paper.  I used the smooshing technique to smoosh some Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Ink onto the watercolor paper and dried in between layers with my heat tool.  Once completely dry I ran my embossing buddy over the front of the card.  I used my Misti to stamp the leaves and Sentiment first in Versamark and then in Early Espresso.  I then heat embossed all of the stamping with clear embossing powder.  There ending up being just alittle more white on the stamped panel than I wanted so I took a sponge and a little bit of Daffodil Delight Ink to fill in the other areas.  I used my Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the stamped panel and layered on a skinny layer of Early Espresso Cardstock.  All of that was mounted to a A2 card base of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  Lastly I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina





Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Pallet Birthday Card with Concord and 9th Petals and Pallets Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday evening!  I wanted to share my Pallet Card made with the Concord and 9th Petals and Pallet Bundle and the Happy Balloons Bundle!


I loved the idea of a Pallet Sign Card!  Pallets are so popular now. After I cut two pallets out of Kraft Cardstock, I used the coordinating wooden plank stamps in SU Crumb Cake Ink to add the woodgrain.  I heat embossed the Forever  Young sentiment in Black to make it stand out.  The Celebrate Balloon and Birthday Wishes banner were stamped in Black on Soft Sky Cardstock.  Those were both from the Happy Balloons Bundle.  I cut out the banner prior to stamping the sentiment... I found that made it easier.  To finish it off I added some Doodle Bug Sequins and some Natural Thread for the Balloon String.    I love how it turned out.   Hope you do too!  Have a wonderful day!

Blessings, Tina

SIP #124 Girls Night Out with Stampin' Up! Half Full

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week is off to an awesome start!  Since it is Tuesday that means another Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge and this time it's all about Girls Night Out!  

I finally got the opportunity to use my Stampin' Up! Half Full Stamp Set.  I have a few friends that are all about wine so I why not start on Christmas Cards for our card swap!  


This one was pretty simple with just a little bit of coloring.  I stamped the glasses onto Kraft Cardstock with using my Misti and the Creative Corners to align the wine glasses.  I used two light colored pencils to color in the white wine.  The larger wine glass was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock.  I used the Stampin' Blends Markers in Cherry Cobbler to color in the wine and the berries and in Old Olive for the holly leaves.  Both the large wine glass and the berries were fussy cut.  I used my Stampin' Write Basic Black marker along the edge of the fussy cutting so that the white would not show.  The DSP used is from the Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas 6x6" paper stack.... I love these prints!  The larger splats are of course from Gorgeous Grunge (Retired).  The smaller splats are from my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker.  I remove the top and pull the brush edge against the edge of the top to make the splatters.  


Here's how I finished up the inside.....


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, November 2, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - Winter Holiday

Hello and Happy Thursday!  I hope you are having a fabulous day!  I'm super excited to be joining my friends for the November One Stamp At A Time Winter Holiday Blog Hop!




If you've already been hopping you should have landed here from Jenny Hall's fabulous blog and thank you for continuing on!  If you are starting with me you'll want to be sure you stop by every blog for some awesome Winter Holiday Inspiration.  As for me.. Christmas is where it's at!  It's that time of year where most of us celebrate the birth of Jesus.  For me Jesus is the reason for the season!



Here's my card and project...







I love the Good Tidings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! and thought it looked amazing with the Plaid Paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP.   The "Merry Christmas" banner was from the Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set.  I used Washi Tape to omit inking with Versamark the "wishes" from "Merry Christmas Wishes".   Then heat embossed the sentiment in White.  I also added a few Pretty Pink Posh Onyx Sequins because of course you have to have a little bling!




Here is the inside of my card...





I couldn't help but use the Merry Musical Specialty Paper on the inside.  I loved the sheet with "Deck the Halls" and thought it went perfectly since I had a Bough of Holly on the card.   

For my project I used a mini pizza box as a treat box and used more of the Merry Musical Specialty DSP matted in black on the top and all of the sides.  I used the same size oval framelits to make my tag and the same Good Tidings stamp set to make the tag.  I love using circle framelits or oval framelits to make tags by punching a hole on one of the sides.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  The next stop on the hop is amazing Rick Adkins!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SIP Challenge #123 Sketch Challenge with Smitten Mittens

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hopefully your week is off to a good start.  As usual on Tuesday I'm over at Stamp, Ink, Paper with my Challenge Card.  This week is an awesome sketch by the talented Dena Rekow!  I really love it and I'm sure you will too!


Of course I'm back on my mission to get more Christmas cards done so once again I took this chance to turn a sketch into one of my Christmas Cards.  I know that many of you make multiple of card designs.  I hardly ever do that.  I rarely duplicate any of my cards.  Weird.. well yep, I guess so!  It certainly takes me much longer to get my Christmas Cards done!  So this time I used the Smitten Mittens Bundle along with some of the Quilted Christmas DSP.


My color scheme was Real Red, Basic Black, Garden Green, and White which worked perfectly from  Quilted Christmas DSP.  The plaid banner behind the mitten was from the Christmas Around the World DSP.. I'm really loving plaids this year!

Here is a list of all of the products used:

Stampin' Up! Smitten Mittens Bundle
SU Real Red Cardstock
SU Basic Black Cardstock
SU Garden Green Cardstock
SU Whisper White Cardstock
SU Real Red Ink
SU Quilted Christmas DSP
SU Christmas Around the World DSP
SU Softly Falling Embossing Folder
SU Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

PCC265 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight


Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are having a fabulous week so far!  I'm getting packed and ready for an 8 day cruise so believe me... I'm super ready for the work week to be over!  Things are finally settling down at work and it's a great time to get away from the office for a while!  I'll be working on blog hop and design team cards all week so that I'll have everything posted before I leave.  Today I'm over with my friends at the Paper Craft Crew with a card for a new sketch challenge!  Hope you'll head over and check it out!


I decided to finally use my Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punch.  I really like it and can't believe that I haven't already been using it!  I needed to make a quick birthday card for a friend so this worked out to be an awesome sketch for that!



Here is a list of all of the Products used:

SU Daisy Delight Stamp Set
SU Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set
SU Daisy Punch
SU Leaf Punch
SU Tempting Turquoise Cardstock
FSJ Banana Cream Cardstock
FSJ Lemon Grass Cardstock
SU Tempting Turquoise Ink
SU Daffodil Delight Ink
SU Misc Retired DSP
Misc. Enamel Dots