Wednesday, August 8, 2018

PCC302 Sketch Challenge Concord & 9th Stuck On You Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  So I did a thing I haven't done in a couple of weeks..... I finally got back over with my friends at Paper Craft Crew and made a design team card for a challenge!  Yep... I know I've been M.I.A. for a while but I'm trying to get back in the groove.  

I decided to go with a pretty simple card again.  I am still in love with my Concord & 9th Stuck On You Bundle.  I love all things cacti... :)

I ALWAYS need birthday cards and I'm really trying to build up my card supply so I went this the Hope Your Birthday Is On Point sentiment!  :)  I did a little Distress Ink Blending on my background and layered in a planter and cactus that I had previously made and stashed in my stamp bundle pocket.  Do you do that?  I love to make multiples and then stash the extras away with my stamp set.  It sure makes quick cardmaking easy!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Stamp, Ink, Paper #162 Stamp Layering with Concord & 9th Hi There Bear!

We're baaaaaacccckkkk!  Well Stamp, Ink, Paper is!  We finally took care of the technical difficulties to get back up and running!  What a fun challenge we have this week.... Stamp Layering!

Sometimes you need a quick card and Concord & 9th Hi There Bear really is a good choice for some quick stamp layering!

I don't know what it is about bears but I just love them.. brown bears, black bears, panda bears.. you name the bear, I love them!  I think this Hi There Bear bundle is an adorable set to use for a quick get well card.  The bear uses stamp layering as does the umbrella on this one.  I did just a little quick ink blending with distress inks for the background, stamped the sentiment, and added the stamp layered and die-cut bear and umbrella to finish it off.

Sometimes the simple things in life really are the best!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

PCC #300 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Follow Your Dreams

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I hope you are having a great week and if not at least the work week is half over!  Yay for that!  I'm over with the Paper Craft Crew with my take on a sketch challenge!

You know I rarely use a sketch just as is.. I'm sorry I just can't help but turn it on it's side, upside down or something most every time!  lol

This time I turned it on it's side.  I used a piece of patterned paper from Altenew for my card front that went about a half inch from the top of the SU Elegant Eggplant card base.  I added a thin strip of Daffodil Delight Cardstock because I knew I wanted some yellow on the flowers and wanted to draw that color back in.  The "dream" die cut from the Chase Your Dreams coordinating dies was cut in Elegant Eggplant twice and stacked. .. I really looks black in the picture but I promise it is purple!
The dream catcher was cut from a piece of watercolor paper that I had lying around that I had made a background using Brusho Crystal Colour.  The flowers from the Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set were stamped in waterproof black ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I finished this one off with a few Rainbow Gems from Lucy's Little Things.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

SIP #160 Color Challenge!

Hi there!  Hope you're having a great day!  So you may or may not have noticed that we've been having technical issues over at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Blog!  This week's challenge is supposed to be a color challenge IF we get the blog up and running again!  I'm going to link to the SIP blog post just in case!  If it doesn't work then let's just pretend I'm sharing a card! :)

I'm in love with these new goodies from Concord & 9th!  The July 2018 C&9 release was awesome!

So first of all I used these awesome Dipped-Dyed Cards and Envelopes... they are sooo pretty and 4 awesome colors.  I chose the navy because it was one of the challenge colors for this week!  Next let me tell you how cool the Laurel Frame Bundle is!!  There are soooo many cool pieces that come with the framelits... I think it's one of my favorite sets!!!   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

PCC #299 Color Challenge with Stampin' Up! Lilypad Lake Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm finally back over with my friends at the Paper Craft Crew after a few weeks off.  I am soooo super excited about this week's challenge colors!  Check these out!

So you only have to use 3 of the 4 colors but I used all of them!  I combined two of my favorite things... first of all my love of all things nautical and my love of watercolor backgrounds!

I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock for my top layer and did some watercolor smooshing on a long acrylic block to make my background.  It was pretty much a color blocking of Broken China Distress Ink on the bottom, Mustard Seed Distress Ink in the middle, and Picked Raspberry on the very top.  The bird, lily and lily pads were stamped onto Bristol Smooth as well and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I used the coordinating Lily Pad Dies to cut everything out.  I used my Misti to stamp my sentiment in Versafine Black Ink and added three clouds from the Up and Away Thinlits.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!  A list of products that I used is at the bottom of this post if interested.  Blessings!  Tina

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

SIP #159 - Polkadots!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Do you love Polkadots?  If you do then this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #159 is right up your alley!  Personally I love them!

I went soooo easy with this one that I'm a tad bit embarassed but not really!  LOL

This was such an easy card!  I layered some whisper white on an A2 Lovely Lipstick Card Base that had a piece of the 2018-2020 In Color 6x6 DSP Stack in Lovely Lipstick polka dots adhered to the front.  I ran a small piece of Whisper White ribbon (retired) around the front layered panels before glueing it down.  I added a Pearlized Doily over it with  Multipurpose liquid glue in the middle section.  I layered on a stitched Lovely Lipstick Circle and adhered to the doily with dimensionals.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped some of the flowers from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Powder Pink on the background.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set over the flowers with Lovely Lipstick Ink and then cut out a smaller circle with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies and adhered it over the Lovely Lipstick Circle.  I finished it off with three Pearlized White Sequins.   I love when the patterned paper does most of the work for you!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SIP Challenge #158 Christmas in July!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Have you started your Christmas Cards yet?  Well here's a great opportunity to get a start on them!  Stamp, Ink, Paper has a Christmas in July Challenge this week!

I decided to go with two things.. A)  I wanted something easy  and B) I wanted a different color combination.  Well I think I came up with a super easy card that fits the bill!

This week's card is all about some of the fabulous stamps and dies from Concord & 9th!  My background was the Sketched Stripes Background Stamp.  I used the Christmas Cheer Bundle,  and the Blooms Fill In Bundle as well!  Super fun, super easy and super cute I think!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina