Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SIP Challenge #176 - At The Lodge with Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventure Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a marvelous weekend!  I've had some back issues the last couple of weeks so I did a lot of resting over the weekend!  Today was a little better and I went to the Chiropractor after work so I think I'm on the right track!

This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have an "At The Lodge" Challenge".  This is a theme challenge that I believe will inspire you!



When I think of Lodges, I usually think of a Ski Lodge so I went with a rustic look using the awesome Alpine Adventure bundle from Stampin' Up!  I love the stamp set but the coordinating Alpine Sports Thinlits can do so much just on their own!


This card came together so super easily!  I used SU Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for my base.  My top layer was a piece of SU Sahara Sand stamped tone on tone with the Brutus Monroe/Unity Stamps Collaboration "Barn Wall" background stamp.  The sled was cut out in SU Crumb Cake Cardstock but I later decided it should be a little darker so I used an Aqua Brush to add some Early Espresso Ink to it to darken it up!  The skis were stamped on SU Sahara Sand Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink.  I added the Holly and Bow to the skis, made from the Alpine Sports Dies, with SU Mossy Meadow and SU Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  The Wreath was stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink onto Sahara Sand Cardstock with the Berries in Cherry Cobbler stamped over the wreath.  I added the Cherry Cobbler Bow to the bottom of the Wreath.  The Greeting was inked first with Versamark and then Cherry Cobbler and then clear heat embossed.  I finished this off with a piece of Cherry Cobbler Twine to the left side of the card and tied it in a bow.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

SIP #175 Gratitude with Concord & 9th Grateful For Everything Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Well here we are in November and it's time to think about Gratitude over at Stamp, Ink, Paper



I decided that a Gratitude Challenge was the perfect time for the Concord & 9th Grateful For Everything Bundle!  Not only is the focal image in the set gorgeous but the sentiments are perfect for gratitude/thankfulness!



The sentiment I used on this card is my favorite and the font is awesome!!  The focal image in the stamp set is so gorgeous and very large!  I stamped the image with Gina K Amalgam Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Markers and then cut with the coordinating die.  Once I decided where I wanted the image on the DSP I cut it and will save the other part for another card!  I went a little crazy with three colors of flowers maybe??  I just wanted to add some colorful flowers since the greenery and wheat were pretty dull.  Hopefully it worked out fine.  I rally love it!  I adhered the image with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive and then added three Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Confetti with Glitter Glue.  I added the card front onto a blue cardbase with some Fast Fuse and then tied some linen thread across the top with a small bow.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SIP #174 Trick or Treat - Halloween or Fall Theme Challenge


Hi Friends!  I was MIA last week as Jeff and I were on cruise.  We cruised out of Mobile this time instead of the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area that we normally cruise from.  Here's a picture from our trip.... can you tell that we were hotter than you know what in this pic?? lol


Seriously it was soooo HOT in Cozumel!  

So getting back to the business at hand, I literally threw together a card so quickly with some goodies from Concord & 9th in a Fall Theme!


I just totally LOVE all of the Concord & 9th Turnabout stamps and this Lovely Blossom turnabout was super fun because the leaves layer so well.  



I used SU Sahara Sand Cardstock and layered the leaves with Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobler SU ink.  I cut the stamped layer 4" x 5 1/4" and layered it on a piece of 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Early Espresso Cardstock and then on a Pumpkin Pie A2 Card Base.  The "you're every good thing" sentiment came from the Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp Set.  The little die-cut flower was cut out in Early Espresso and adhered to the bottom of the die-cut hexagon.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PCC311 Color Challenge - Halloween Card

Hello!  I'm over with my friends at the Paper Craft Crew today with a retro Halloween Card using a set from last year's Holiday Catalog.  The colors used were Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Black.


Here's my card...



I did a watercolor wash for the background in Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.  It totally muddied up in the middle but by the time I added my Cat and Moon, etc... you couldn't really tell!  I had to add the cobweb and bat because they both scream halloween.  Those two die cuts were from another retired set.  I really went retro with this one..lol

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SIP #172 - Sketch Challenge with Hero Arts October 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  As usual on Tuesdays, I'm over with my freinds at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you!


I used my new My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts for this fun sketch!  


I made a snow globe of sorts by cutting a circle and then slicing the very bottom off of it and giving it a woodgrain base (a small circle backing the larger one with the bottom of it cut off as well.  I did some really quick copic coloring on this... nothing too complicated.  I added some glass seed beads for snow and adhered it to a stitched rectangle panel in Granny Apple Green and layered on Whisper White and then mounted the panels on one of the Glitter Card Bases that was included in the kit.   I heat embossed the happy tidings sentiment on the front panel in white and added 3 snowflake sequins to finish it off!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SIP #171 Fall Florals Challenge with Stampin' Up! Country Home

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Stamp, Ink, Paper has a fun fall florals challenge for you this week.  

I'll be honest I had a lot of great ideas for my card but in the end my allergies got the best of me so I went fairly simple with the new Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set.


I used my Stampin' Blends for my coloring on the image.  I love the cotton.  One of my first jobs years and years.... and years ago was for a cotton company in Memphis, so I am very partial to all things cotton!  I used Basic Gray for my Card Base and layered on a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock that was embossed with the new Dynamic Corrugated Textured Embossing Folder. I ran some linen thread around the Corrugated layer a few times prior to adhering it to the Gray cardbase, and tied it on the left hand side.  Do you normally have a particular side that you tie a bow or knot on?  For some reason, 99.9% of the time, my bows or knots are on the left hand side.  lol
I cut out my fall floral image with a Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Then I literally could NOT find my layering oval framelits so I layered the stitched oval onto a tag cut out with an old MFT stitched tag die set.  I added a button with more of the linen thread tied into it to finish it off.

Thnaks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SIP #170 Color Challenge - Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and this week we have a color challenge for you.


I cheated a little but don't tell anyone.  I loved the deep purple and wanted to use it in flowers but you have to have some contrast so I used a lighter shade of purple as well!


I finally had a chance to play with the Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms Stamp Set... so many pretty images.  I started out with a stitched panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I did a little light ink smooshing on the background with SU Soft Sea Foam Ink.  I added a few splshes of SU Emerald Envy Ink..  I used those same colors to stamp the leaves from Tropical Blooms.  I added some Concord & 9th greenery die cuts to fill the bouquet in more of ... you guessed it, those same colors.  Since I didn't have cardstock in Soft Sea Foam, I swiped my ink pad across a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and dried it with my heat tool and then die cut my light greenery.  The Tropical Blooms are stamped in Hero Arts purples.... I seriously have no idea what the name of the purple inks are.  I think I got them in one of the My Monthly Hero Kits but the light purple was perfect with the deep purple I thought.  I stamped my "Happy" in the darker ink and used the coordinating Happy Shadow Die to cut it out.  I stamped "Birthday" directly on my card base.  I layered the panel onto a Scalloped Layer of SU Emerald Envy Cardstock and then mounted it all on a 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Top Folding Card Base.  I finished it off with some PPP Sparking Clear Confetti!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina