Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SIP #32 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Hello!  Well what a week we've had around the country with all of this snow!  Here I am in Middle Tennessee where we rarely get snow and we got about 4 inches of the white stuff after a thick layer of ice was dealt us.  Ugh!  I literally did not leave the house for 3 days!  I'm so ready for Spring!

Well it's Tuesday so that means another Challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week's challenge is another fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! I went straight across the top row with mine!
I was digging through some of my Unity Stamps this weekend and ran across this super cute Pun Itty Bitty Stamp Set called "Pitcher Us Together" so I decided to use it this week!

I used an A2 card base of Basic Black cardstock and added some retired Stampin Up! paper from a 4x6" stack in last year's Occasions Catalog.  The Unity image was stamped on Watercolor Paper and was colored in with my aqua brush and Stampin' Up Inks.  I used my Wonky Stitches Avery Elle Dies to cut out my rectangle and pieced more of the DSP stack on the bottom of it.  I ran some black and white twine across the top of the DSP section of my rectangle.  My sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up! Archival Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I die cut the sentiment with a 1- 1/2" circle die and then punched a hole in the top of the circle to use it as a tag.  I attached the tag to the baker's twine and then added Dimensonals to the back of the rectangle panel to attach to my card.  I added three Dew Drops with Eileens Fast Grab glue.  To finish this one off, Black stitched satin ribbon and Real Red Pom Pom Trim was added to the upper right corner with my Stampin' Up! Stapler.  I thought this one turned out super cute!  Hope you like it too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SIP #31 Birthday Theme - Look who's turning 29 again!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  On the 29th of January, my sweet daughter, Christine, will turn 30!  So when this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge was announced as a birthday theme I was super excited! Finally, I have a chance to be ahead of the game!  lol  Seriously you'd think as many cards as I make that I would always have a card ready but the truth is I really like the cards that I give friends and family to be personal.  So here I am with the opportunity to have her card made way before I need it!   Yay for me!  Now the truth is, Christine is not taking this birthday too well!  She is beginning to feel.... you guessed it, OLD!  So I thought this was the perfect stamp set for her card!

So here is my beautiful, sweet daughter, Christine!

And here is Christine's card.  I love how it came out and hope she does too!

The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Tempting Turquoise on a Whisper White Thick card base.  The white doily under the numbers was Doodlebug as were the sequins.  

Here are the Stampin' Up Products that I used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, January 14, 2016

OSAT Blog Hoppers No Rules New Year


Hello!  I'm back over at One Stamp At a Time's fabulous blog hop!  Our January 2016 theme is No Rules.  I LOVE the opportunity to create a card and project with no rules.. don't you??  If you have already been hopping, you should have landed here from Elizabeth Jeanne's awesome blog!  She is so talented and always has amazing cards and projects!  If you started with me, please make sure you hop all the way through.  You won't want to miss a thing on this hop! 

Here is my card and project that were all about one of my faves.. TEA!!

I love this new "A Nice Cuppa" Stamp Set with coordinating Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies and of course I LOVE that it comes in a bundle because as you know you save 15% right off the bat!  Boom!  I love to save money, don't you??  I also love this new Have A Cuppa DSP Stack.  I used papers from this on both my card and project.  The Cardstock colors are Bermuda Bay,  Melon Mambo, and Whisper White. 

My card started off with a A2 cardbase of Bermuda Bay.  I added a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" skinny layer of Melon Mambo and then a layer of 5 1/4" x 4" of Have a Cuppa DSP.  The Melon Mambo Stitched Satin Ribbon was added to the DSP/Melon Mambo layers before attaching to the card base.   I cut a 2", 1 1/2" and 1" strips of more of that Have a Cuppa DSP and used my Triple Banner Punch to Punch out my ends. Using the coordinating dies I cut out the Tea Kettle with Bermuda Bay and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals over the banners.  My sentiment was stamped with Bermuda Bay onto Whisper White and cut into a little rectangle with my stampin' trimmer   I then made diagonal cuts on the upper sides of the rectangle to resemble a tea bag.  I used some Sahara Sand Ink to distress the edges of my tea bag.  Linen thread to attached with my stapler and then secured with a stampin' dimensional.  I used Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue to attach the linen thread to my card.  It holds really well and works quickly!

Here is the inside of my Tea Bag Holder..

For my Tea Bag Holder.  I started out with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  I scored the 8 1/2" side at 3 1/4", 4 1/4" and 5 1/4".  I used my bone folder to smooth down the little accordion score lines.  I cut the shape of my tea bag holder using the largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies making sure to not cut through the folded side of the cardstock.   After cutting out the shape of my tea bag holder, I used my Word Window punch to cut out a section of the center for the tea bag to be inserted. 

After cutting out the section for the tea bag to be inserted, Tear Tape was used to adhere the pleat.  I cut my tear tape in half horizontally to make it thinner since I didn't want my tea bag to poke out of the side of my holder. 

After making my tea bag holder our of cardstock, I cut more of the Have a Cuppa DSP stack  into a size smaller of the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, one for the front and coordinating for both inside flaps.  I used more tear tape to adhere the 1/4" cotton ribbon in Melon Mambo across the front and back of the holder.  My tea cup stack and sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay onto Whisper White Cardstock and was fussy cut and adhered to the front with stampin' dimensionals.  I thought it was the perfect size for this cute little tea bag holder.  I also added a small piece of Whisper White Lots of Labels Die cut under the DSP layer on the inside for the inside sentiment.   I think this little tea bag holder is so super cute and makes such a cute little set with the card.  I hope you loved it too!

To continue hopping just click the Next button at you'll be at Renee Ondraika's Blog! Renee is so creative.. you won't want to miss it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SIP #30 Color Challenge Balloon Celebration and Perfect Pairings

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are off to a start of a fabulous week!  We went from 60 degrees to 20 degrees pretty quickly around middle Tennessee.  Is it too early to wish Spring would show back up?  This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a fun color challenge!  The colors are Rose Red, Crumb Cake, and Gold! 

I've been on a gold kick lately so this was right up my alley. lol  Here's my card using the new "Balloon Celebration" Stamp Set, "Perfect Pairings" Stamp Set, and the Balloon Bouquet Punch!

This was such a super easy card!  I LOVE this new balloon bouquet punch and I really love that it comes in a bundle with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  The Rose Red Balloon was stamped tone on tone and then punched out.  The Gold Glimmer Balloons were simply punched out!  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop them up and used simple black and white baker's twine tied to the stem of the balloon.  I used my Allene's fast grab tackly glue to adhere the twine to my card.  It holds really well and dries quickly.  I also used the same adhesive for my Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins.  The sentiment is from the Sale-A=Bration Set "Perfect Pairings"

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings Tina

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Global Design Project Sketch Challenge 18 with The Open Sea

Hi everyone!  I hope you're Monday has been a good one, is that possible?? lol  I worked about 10 hours today and was totally exhausted when my friend Andrea Tracy-Tucker sent me a picture of the sketch challenge for Global Design Project.  Oh my....I loved it!  What a great opportunity to run into my craft room and throw a card together. lol  So that's is just what I did!

So, in true Tina Style, I decided to make a nautical shaker card but I used a set I haven't used before so.. yay me!  lol   So here's what I came up with!

I used seed beads and they are mostly in the bottom so it m  ay be a little hard to see but they are there.  For the sentiment I used my new Going Global stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.    I hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Let's Sale-a-brate!

Hello and welcome to Inspire Create & Share's January 2016 Blog Hop!  We are Sale-A-Brating the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog as well as the Occasions Catalog that can help you earn free Products this month.  If you have been hopping along, you should have landed here from Terri Takashige's fabulous blog!   If you started with me, make sure you hop along and check out all of the awesome inspiration that the ICS Bloggers have to share with you this month!

I have to tell you.... I love pretty much EVERYTHING in these two catalogs!  Trying to decide which one to use was super hard for me!  In the end I had to go with the Sale-A-Bration Honeycomb Happiness because this little Chick was screaming at me to ink him up!

I love an open stamp that you can paper piece and this chick was just the perfect stamp for that.  I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2".  I added a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Daffodil Delight Polka Dot DSP from the Brights DSP Paper Stack.  The middle section was a piece of 3" x 4 1/4" watercolor paper that I did a watercolor wash on the background.... the bottom was Pear Pizzazz, the middle section was Tempting Turquoise, and the upper section was Blushing Bride.  I used my heat tool to dry the background before stamping the chick with the Black Archival Ink.  I also stamped the chick onto the Script DSP  from the Brights DSP Paper Stack (on the reverse side of the polka dot).  I used my paper snips to cut out the chick ignoring the feet since it was already stamped onto the watercolor paper.  I glued my Script DSP chick onto the watercolor one with Tombow Multipurpose glue.  I used a Pumpkin Pie marker to color in his feet and beak.    The sentiment was stamped in Tempting Turquoise and the heart under the sentiment was punched using one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack in Tempting Turquoise and adhered with a glue dot.  I topped the punched heart with one of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.  I have to admit this is the first time I've used one of these Epoxy Stickers over a punch and can I just say WOW.. I love it!  I matted my watercolor paper with a 3 1/8 x 4 3/8" piece of Tempting Turquoise.  I ran a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon across the bottom and tied it in a bow on the right side.  I then adhered the entire layer onto the center of my card using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I really think it turned out super cute and hope you love it too!

Next on our hop is Jen Guarino's awesome blog.. you won't want to miss it, just click the next button!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Here is a list of the products that I used on my card:

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SIP #29 Sketch Challenge Groovy Love

Hello!  Are you ready for a fresh start in the 2016?  I just love everything about a New Year and all that it brings.  It is such an awesome time to take a look at where you're at and to set goals for where you want to be.  Do you have any new crafting goals?  My goal is to better organize my craft space.  It is so much easier to make a card when everything has a place and is in it's place.  Sometimes my space can get a little... well a lot... crazy!    Well anyway here we are in 2016 and ready for another great year at Stamp, Ink, Paper and this month we have a fun sketch!

I really love sketches and this one I thought would give me an awesome start on my Valentine's Day cards.  I make six Valentines cards.. one for my Hubby and one for each of our five granddaughters. 

For this one I used the Groovy Love stamp set along with the retired Stacked with Love DSP stack.  I loved that paper stack so much so when it went to the Clearance Rack last year I had to buy some more of it.   hmmmm.. yep making hoarding it just a little!

Here are the current Stampin' Up!  products that I used:
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina