Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just For Fun.. Beautiful Happiness FSJ

Random Post.. lol  I have been playing around with the Fun Stamper's Journey Beautiful Happiness Stamp set.  It is super fun with lots of great sentiments.  Here's a card and small shadowbox framed art I made.  I know it's a little wild.. but I like it. lol  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for all of my coloring and ink blending.  The Cardstock is Bristol Smooth Cardstock since it handles the water well.  The sentiments were stamped in Versafine Tuxedo Black ink and then clear embossed.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

PCC244 Sketch Challenge - FSJ Beautiful Happiness

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Is it Summer where you live yet?  Today it was in the high 80's and it seemed even hotter!  I have the feeling it is going to be a long hot summer.   Well since today is Wednesday it is time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week's sketch is super fun!

Isn't this one awesome??  So since I am all about some watermelon during the hot summer I decided to use the Fun Stamper's Journey Beautiful Happiness stamp set for this one.  I decided to turn the sketch upside down for my card!

I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" FSJ River Stone cardstock base that was scored at 4 1/4".  I added a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I did a little messy watercolor wash with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink.  I added a few splatters of FSJ Cranberry Silk and then dried it with my heat tool.  I added some Silver Journey Thread.  I stamped my Watermelon and Leaves with Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto more of the Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink and my Aqua Painter to color my watermelon and leaves. I used a Black medium tip marker to color in the seeds and then added a little Glossy Accents to them.  I added a bit of Garden Green SU Ink to the leaves to distinguish them from the watermelon a bit.  I fussy cut out the melon and leaves and attached with foam tape over the thread.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black onto more of the FSJ River Stone cardstock.  I clear embossed it and then cut it into three strips.  That was all for this wild and crazy creation.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SIP #99 - Packaging K-Cup Holder

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and if you are a Mom, I hope you had an awesome Mother's Day!  We have a wonderful weekend and as always, they are too short!  Today I'm back with a Design Team Project for Stamp, Ink, Paper for a Packaging Theme Challenge!

I finally found directions for a project I've wanted to make for a while now....a K-Cup Holder! 

I had searched Pinterest for a K-Cup Holder for a while and finally found one.  Instead of giving you directions myself, I'll send you to the blog of Ruth Norton at Ruth's Stamping Corner.    For directions from Ruth Norton's Blog click here!  On mine I used Fun Stamper's Journey Watermelon Fusion Cardstock and Doodlebug Cream and Sugar Patterned Paper.  The circle was cut from Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape Framelits.  I added some Doodlebug Latte Love Sprinkles Shapes to my stitched circle.  The ribbon was from my endless stash.  I think it turned out super cute!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, May 11, 2017

OSAT May Clean and Simple Blog Hop

 Hello friends!  Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time May Clean and Simple Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping you should have landed here from the amazing Anna Smith's blog!  If you started with me, you'll want to make sure you hop all the way through and check out all of the fabulous cards and projects!  

Is Clean and Simple your style?  Well it honestly is not mine but I'm beginning to love it more and more.  Of course I always love everyone else's CAS cards... just not always my own!  

I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay Cardstock scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  My next layer was 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" SU Basic Black Cardstock and the Top Layer was Neenah Crest Solar White 80# cardstock.  The Doily is from the May Fun Stamper's Journey Bloom Box.  The stamp set is called Decorative Doily.  I stamped it in Versamark on Neenah Crest Solar White #80 cardstock and heat embossed it in White.  I used Tim Holtz Peacock Feather Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to color in the image starting in the middle and working my way out so that it was darker in the center and lighter on the outside edges.  I used the coordinated dies to cut it out and and added it to my white layer and cut off part of the right side.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams.  It was heat embossed in white onto a thin strip of  SU Basic Black cardstock and adhered onto the doily with a thin strip of foam tape.  I finished it off with three Pretty Pink Posh Onyx Black Sequins.  I really love the simplicity of this one.  

For my gift card holder I used the Little B Gift Card Holder Die set to cut out a piece of 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock.  I folded the score lines and used FSJ White Liner Tape to adhere the sides.  My Doily was the smallest from the FSJ Decorative Doily Stamp Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Versamark  on more of the 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock and Heat embossed it in White.  I used Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and an Ink Blender to color in the doily and then cut out with the coordinating dies.  I layered it onto a SU Black Stitched Circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies and then a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock cut with the Circle Layering Framelits.  The small banner was dry embossed with "For You" and was part of the Little B's Gift Card Die set. I know it's a little card to see the embossed letters.  They did not photograph very well.. Sorry.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll continue on by clicking next.  You'll not want to miss the fabulous blog of Maria Willis! She's a Stampin' Rock Star!

Here a complete list of our bloggers in case you've lost your way!
  1. Jessie Holton
  2. Tina Rackley Riddle - That's Me!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

PCC243 - Sketch Challenge with FSJ Make Lemonade

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm over with the Paper Craft Crew today with a Design Team card for a new sketch.  I'll be honest that at first I wasn't sure that I loved this sketch but by the time I was done with my card.. I really did!  What do you think of this sketch?

I think the thing I wasn't crazy about was that top banner that was going back towards the left.  My original thought was to put the sentiment there but I usually prefer my sentiment banners to go from left to right.... silly I know.  I guess I'm a creature of habit.  Well I finally decided that didn't have to be a sentiment and I was fine with it.   Here's my card....

I have to tell you that the water colored lemon slice looks much better in person.  It really did not photograph well.  The card base was Fun Stamper's Journey Lemon Grass Cardstock.  The next layer was Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight.  I stamped the lemons tone-on-tone in Daffodil Delight on the background.  I added some retired Stampin' Up! Nice Cuppa Lemon DSP for both of my banners and matted them in more of the Lemongrass cardstock.  I used the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut my square.  I used Versafine Black Onyx Ink to stamp my sentiment and then clear embossed it.  My lemon was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored with an Aqua Painter and  Zig Clean Color Markers.  I used a button from my stash and some FSJ Gold Journey Thread for my bow.  I added some bling from my Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.

So for the inside the stamp set had so many options... Make Lemonade?  Slice them up and make a Mojito?  Slice them up and Garnish?  Make Lemon Meringue??  How about... Keep them, they are free Lemons?  Aren't these adorable sentiments?  Well I went with the tried and true Lemonade one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SIP #98 Kid's Birthday Card Challenge - Lil' Inker Apple of My Eye

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I had a wonderful weekend visiting granddaughters so this week's challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper was an easy one!  This week it's all about Kid's Birthdays and I have lots of those cards to make for my grandchildren!  

One of the sayings I've always used to my granddaughter Taylor is "you're the apple of my eye" so  when I found this adorable Lil' Inker's stamp set I knew I had to have it!

I love the Lil' Inker  Apple Shaker Die Set that makes this adorable stitched apple!  I used Stampin' Up! Black Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment from the Lil' Inker Apple of My Eye Stamp Set on my apple!  One of the things that I added to make this one fun for Taylor is to add a Hampton Art Action Wobble Spring behind the apple.  I can just see Taylor playing with  it and asking everything about it.   She loves crafts and loves to make cards.  I had given her some of my Paper Pumpkin card kits and she has had so much fun.  I know she'll want some of these Wobble Springs now!  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PCC242 Color Challenge Going Retro with A Nice Cuppa!

Hello and Happy Hump Day again.  Do you ever wait until the very last minute to make a card?   That's what I did today.  Why do I do that?  We have an awesome color challenge up over at Paper Craft Crew but for some reason once I finally sat down to work on it.. nothing was coming to me!  I finally went through some of my retired Stampin' Up! DSP and found some that I thought worked with the colors.  I do love these colors.. what do you think?

I went with the Reddish Pink, Pale Yellow and Deep Blue with my retro card.   Not only is it retired DSP but it's a retired Stampin' Up! Stamp Set called "A Nice Cuppa" and the coordinating Cups and Kettle Framelits Dies.

I decided to use retro cardstock for the base and layering.. Midnight Muse!  Once I picked out the DSP, and the cardstock, I just started layering this one up.  The sentiment is actually stamped in Midnight Muse Ink but I think on the yellow stripe DSP, it almost looks black.  Sometimes I think it's fun to pull out some old stuff and give it a little life.   lol

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SIP #97 - Mother's Day Challenge with Stampin' Up! Perfect Mix

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope everything is going well for you this week.  I had a nice relaxing weekend which made going back to work on Monday a bit easier.  We've had a lot of rain but hopefully that will bring forth some gorgeous May flowers!  My clematis and roses have already started blooming!  Jeff and I plan on doing some landscaping to our back yard this summer so I'll need to sit down and plan it out before we get started.  Planning it is the best part!  

Well since it is Tuesday, you know that means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and this week is all about Mother's Day!  

Have you ever seen a stamp set that you think is just so adorable that you have to have it.. well from the looks of my craft room, I see them all the time but Perfect Mix was one of those for me.  It's just an adorable stamp set with some cute sentiments.. some are even puns!  I love a good pun!

Here's how I used it today..

My card base is a SU Island Indigo 11" x 4 1/4" top folding card base, scored at 5 1/2.   I added a piece of 80# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock that was embossed with a Darice Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The plaid paper on the bottom is Lawn Fawn Rainbow Perfectly Plaid.  I folded a portion of a doily over it.  I stamped everything on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Black Versafine Ink and heat set it.  I then used my Zig Clean Color Markers and an aqua painter to color in my images.  I fussy cut the bowl, spatula and mixer and adhered them to the front with foam tape.   For the measuring spoons and sentiment I cut it out with the the SU square layering dies and cut a scallop border out of Island Indigo.  I stamped "Mom" from the SU Thoughtful Banners stamp set under the measuring spoons and adhered it on the upper right side with more foam tape.  I ran some Natural Thread across the top and tied it in a small bow in the upper left side.  I used the side of my scissors to add a little curl to the bottom of twine.  

The inside sentiment is from the Oh So Succulent Stamp set.  I added a strip of the same plaid paper that I used on the front to the inside bottom.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PCC241 Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge - Lil' Inker Designs Apple of My Eye Shaker Card

Hello and Happy Wednesday!   I love stamps, and dies, and anything crafty!  I know that probably will not come as a shock to many of you. lol  It just so happens that I have some new stamps and dies from Lil' Inker that I just had to break out for the new Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge!

So let me show you my super adorable card!

Isn't that Lil' Inker Designs Apple Shaker Die  just as cute as can be?? I also love The Apple of My Eye Stamp Set that coordinates with it!  The  Teacher Word Die is awesome too!  With 4 granddaughters already in school and 1 that will be starting next year, I'm sure I'll get plenty of use from these products!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SIP #96, CAS Wedding Card with Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I'm back over at Stamp, Ink, Paper with a Clean and Simple Wedding Card!  Although CAS is not my usual style, I'm beginning to love them more and more!  I think these theme challenges are helping me come out of my multi-layering card rut! lol

I just received my gorgeous Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid Stamp and Die Sets from the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store so you know I had to use them!  

Aren't these orchids gorgeous?  They are so pretty, you don't need much else!  I stamped my orchids onto 80 # Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock.  I used SU Blushing Bride for the bottom Orchid layer.  The second layer was SU Flirty Flamingo and the last layer was Altenew Rouge Ink.  The branch and the Best Wishes sentiment were stamped in SU Chocolate Chip Ink.  My cardbase was SU Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and the top layer was more of the 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock.  I added three enamel dots to finish this CAS card off.  I love the simplicity of it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, April 24, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - A Sara Thing Kit!

Hello and welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing's very first Blog Hop!  This is a monthly Blog Hop dedicated to Paper Pumpkin Alternative cards and projects!  As a non-demo Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I was thrilled to be asked to join in this hop!  There are seriously some Rock Star Stampers among us!  If you've started at my blog, please make sure you hop all the way through so you won't miss anything!  If you've already been hopping, you should have landed from my friend, Megan's blog and thank you so much for continuing!  Before we get to my card and project I have something very important to share....We have a Blog Hop Give Away!  To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog.  Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9PM EST.  The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.  This is such an awesome kit, I am so excited that one of you will win one!

Here is my card and project for you..

I decided to sponge instead of watercolor the emboss resist.  I used a sponge and Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo to apply the color.  I decided it was a little too bold in places so I used my Aqua Painter to add some water and mellow out some of the ink blending.  I then cut out that portion and used it on the bottom left of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Watercolor Paper.  I stamped my sentiment in the upper right and stamped the splatter stamp three times above the Melon Mambo resist.  I added some of the Washi Tape in the very upper left corner.  Last but never least I added three of the flowers, each with two of the leaf stickers.  Glue Dots were used to adhere the flowers.  I topped the flowers with a Rhinestone Jewel and then added three other random Rhinestones.

These coordinating envelopes are just perfect to use for Mini Treat Bags.  So I shared about a month ago how to make these little treat bags out of a regular A2 envelope.   If you missed this post you can read it here!  Basically, it's simple to do and if you have a small treat and need a little bag, this works just perfectly.  I stamped my sentiment on the envelope and used my oval dies to cut out the oval hole prior to cutting, scoring and shaping into a treat bag.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  The next stop on the hop is Cindee Wilkinson, just click the next button and you'll be there!

Below is a list of all of the Fabulous Bloggers on this Amazing Hop:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PCC240 Sketch Challenge - Gina K Designs My Anchor Mini Kit

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  It been a super rainy week so far but thankfully no bad storms around here... just a lot of rain.  What better thing to do on a rainy night than craft, right?? Since today is Wednesday that means it's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  I love this week's sketch.. there are so many possibilities!

Even though I used this same Gina K Designs My Anchor Mini Kit yesterday, I still had the desire to ink up more of the stamps in it.  I decided to go with the truck stamp this time because it really looks like such an old classic!  I think I'll get a lot of use out of this one!

All of the Patterned Paper is from the kit as well.  After I stamped the truck image with the Gina K Designs "In the Navy" ink cube, I added some splatters in various tans and browns and then dabbed it with a little water. The water made my truck image bleed a little but I felt like since it was supposed to look old that it added to the look.   This is definietly a grungy look but I really love it and I think it goes well with the Grow old along with me sentiment.  There includes a "The best is yet to be" sentiment for the inside of the card as well.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SIP #95 Sketch Challenge with Gina K Designs My Anchor Mini Kit

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!  I was off work on Friday and took a couple of half days off of work prior to Friday so I felt really rested over the weekend!  The hardest part was heading back to work on Monday!  I had a lot to catch up on so it's been a busy start to my week!  Since it is Tuesday, it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!  

Isn't this sketch just awesome!  Such an awesome and simple card layout!  I decided to use the Gina K Designs My Anchor Mini Kit that I recently purchased.  Here's a fact that you may or may not know about me.  I love, love, love anything Nautical.  I loved both the images and the sentiments from this kit and knew that they would work well with other stamps that I already have in my stash.

Pretty much every stamp in this set would have worked with this layout.  I could have made cards so quickly with this CAS design.  

I hope you'll head over to Stamp, Ink, Paper and link up a card for this fun sketch challenge!  

Have a blessed day!  Tina

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OSAT April Flower Power Blog Hop

Hello my friends!  I hope you've had a wonderful week!  I'm so thankful that I'm off on Good Friday so I have a nice long Easter weekend to enjoy with some gorgeous weather!  We aren't even traveling this weekend so hopefully I can enjoy a little bit of down time!  The older I get, the more I need it!  lol  Well since it is not only Thursday, but the 2nd Thursday of the month, that means it's time for another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Flower Power!  Who doesn't love flowers, right??

If you've already been hopping, you should have landed here from the fabulous blog of Melissa Davies!  Isn't she awesome??!!  If you happened to start at my blog, you'll want to make sure you hop along and check out all of the flower power inspiration of our 15 bloggers by clicking the next button at the end of my post!  

So for my card I wanted to try a new product... Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl.  I need a little practice with them but they are fun to play with!  I started off by Heat embossing flowers and leaves from the My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers Stamp Set in white onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolor Paints to paint in the images.  I then die cut with the Fancy Flowers dies .  After die cutting I used Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and inked the edges of the flowers, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the edges of my leaves.   For my stems I used some scraps of White cardstock and ink blended more of the Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then hand cut some stems.  The Fancy Flowers set had stems in the set but I wanted a longer stem and felt like ink blending and cutting would work just fine.  I adhered the stems and leaves with Tombow Multipurpose Glue directly onto my Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Base.  The flowers were popped up with foam tape. The Happy Birthday sentiment from Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Banners Stamp set was heat embossed in White on Basic Black cardstock and adhered with Tear Tape.   I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins in pink and yellow to finish this one off.  It ended up a super simple card but I really love the simplicity of it!

I decided for my project to use the Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to make a small treat bag as a holder for a gift card.  I used the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Perfectly Plaid Paper Stack for my treat bag.  I added the awesome sentiment from April's Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the Month for the treat bag.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on more Basic Black Cardstock and then cut into a tag with the Reverse Confetti Tag Me Confetti Cuts Dies.  I ran a piece of green seam binding through the tag and tied a piece of natural thread around it.  I adhered the tag with foam tape.  I  painted some of the Pink Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl white cardstock and heat set it.  I used more of the Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to Ink the edges and then punched some flowers with the Stampin' Up! Pansy Punch and Petite Petals punch.  I used my Bone Folder to add some curve to the flower petals.  For the larger flower, I layered two of the pansy punches and one of the petite petals punch with glue dots.  Once the flower was assembled, I added it with foam tape to the front of my treat bag.  I added a yellow pretty pink posh sequin in the center.  The small flower was a one layer Petite Petals punch that had a yellow sequin in the center.  I then added several Pretty Pink Posh sequins in both yellow and pink to finish this one off.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  The next stop on the hop is the talented Pam Staples!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!

In case you've lost your way, the following is a list of all of the OSAT Bloggers...

  1. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  2. Crystal Komara
  3. Jessie Holton
  4. Rick Adkins
  5. Melissa Davies
  6. Tina Riddle - That's me!!
  7. Pam Staples
  8. Renee Ondrajka
  9. Jennifer Hill
  10. Jeanna Bohanon
  11. Lisa Altman
  12. Lori Schaefer Mueller
  13. Maria Willis
  14. Marisa Gunn
  15. Justin Krieger

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SIP #94 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Hello friends!  We have had such a gorgeous weekend here in Middle Tennessee!  I hope you did as well.  Saturday morning was a little cool but by Sunday afternoon it was in the 70's and absolutely gorgeous!  My hubby is off work until the Wednesday after Easter and I have to admit that with this gorgeous weather, I'm pretty envious!  It was back to work for me on Monday.

Well since it is Tuesday, that means another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and this time we have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!  I had just a couple of other Easter Cards to finish up so this one worked with that need perfectly!

Are you tired of My Lawn Fawn Rainbow Perfectly Plaid yet?  I just adore this paper so I had to get another use out of it. lol  Also this adorable Hero Arts March 2017 My Monthly Hero  kit with the Bunnies.. they are just too stinkin' cute!

I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of 110# Neenah Crest Solar White that was scored at 5 1/2.  I used Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies to cut my Lawn Fawn Rainbow Perfectly Plaid panel.  The smaller panel was 80# Neenah Crest Solar White cardstock that had Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink blended onto it with a Ink Blending Tool.  I added more of the Rainbow Plaid in green that was cut with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die Cut onto the bottom of the ink blended layer.  Once the grassy border was attached to the ink blended panel, I cut it out with a smaller of the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies. My bunnies from the Hero Arts March 2017 My Month Hero Kit were stamped onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Ink and heat set.  I used Zig Clean Color Markers to color in my bunnies.  The one on the left is glued directly onto the card panel and the bunny on the right is attached with foam tape.   I cut happy easter with the Lawn Fawn "easter border" die out of white cardstock and then a piece of the Rainbow blue plaid.  I layered them just a little offset so that the white would peek through to add some dimension.  The words were then attached with a Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Lastly I added three Pretty Pink Posh sequins with more of the Fine Tip Glue Pen to finish it off.  I think it turned out super cute.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

PCC 238 - Sketch Challenge with MFT Beautiful Butterflies

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Once again I'm back over with the Paper Craft Crew with a design team card for a fun sketch!  Also, once again I actually stayed really close to the sketch.. Yay me!

Here's my card using the MFT Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit.  MFT should be releasing the stamp sets for these soon.  The kit is sold out :(

I also threw in a little more of the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Perfectly Plaid.. I adore that paper!  

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SIP #93 Coming Up Flowers Challenge with Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy

Hello!  I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a great start.  I went to Knoxville last weekend to visit my granddaughters.  My 7 year old granddaughter, Taylor, had her tonsils and adenoids out last Thursday and I wanted to give my daughter a hand with her.  Taylor has been very rebellious in taking her medicine.  I'm afraid that she takes after me in that she can hardly drink gross stuff.  Bless her heart.  All of her medicine is liquid and none of it tastes good.   She always feels much better when she gets it down but it is so stressful trying to drink it!  

Well since it is Tuesday, that means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and this week it's all about flowers.  How fun is that??

I just received the awesome Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy Stamp Set so it was time to play!

This was such a super fun stamp set.  The colors that I used to layer were Stampin Up! Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Watermelon Wonder.  My cardbase was Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder Cardstock.  The top layer was Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cardstock.  I stamped the stems directly on the white layer with Stampin' Up! Mossy Meadow Ink (retired).  I added my stamped and die cut layers with Tombow Multipurpose glue and foam tape.  I used one of my Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio Creative Cuts  to cut a stitched curve on the bottom of the top layer before I layered it on the Watermelon Wonder Cardstock.  I added three Pretty Pink Posh Dew Drops with some Ranger Multi Medium Mat Adhesive.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PCC237 - Sketch Challenge with Hero Arts Fun in the Rain

Hello all! Hope your mid-week is going well!   I am so so proud of myself!  I actually made a card that is soooooo very close to this week's Paper Craft Crew Sketch!  lol  I usually take some artistic liberties but this time I really stayed on task.  I loved this sketch so much I actually made three cards with it.  Don't worry.. I only blogged one of them!  lol  

I had so much fun with the Hero Arts "Fun In the Rain" stamp set on this card.  This animals are just adorable!   What do you think?

I started off with a Dapper Denim cardstock base that was 11" x 4 1/4" (scored at 5 1/2").  My next layer was 5 1/4" x 4" Neenah Crest Solar White 80# cardstock layer.  I used my distress ink blending tool to blend in somd Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks.  After blending, I spritzed it with water and then dabbed it with a paper towel.  My clouds are Hero Arts Infinity Cloud Dies.  I used my Stampin' Up! Triple Banner Punch to punch banner ends on my Real Red Cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/2" banner.  The mat for the square is Dapper Denim and the top square is more of the Neenah Crest Solar White 80# cardstock.  Both the square and scallop mat were cut with Stampin' Up! Layering Square Dies.  I masked the bottom of the square off  and then ink blended it with Broken China Distress Ink .  I stamped the rain in with Faded Jeans Distress Ink,  Both the adorable bear and pig were stamped onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Black Versafine Ink and colored in with Zig Clean Color Markers.  

I wanted the inside to be blank to write a note but of course I had to decorate it a bit.  This little duck in the set seemed perfect and took very little coloring. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina