Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SIP #112 Travel Challenge with Gina K Designs My Anchor Stamp Set

Hi Friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to an awesome start.  Stamp, Ink, Paper has a super fun challenge this week based on a Travel theme!  I hope you'll have a chance to head over and check it out!

I challenged myself this week to make a travel themed card with a current stamp set.  This was a difficult challenge for me because I have a retired stamp set called Traveler that is my go to set for projects like this.  Thankfully I remembered the awesome Gina K Designs Kit that I purchased.  It included an awesome stamp set called "My Anchor".  It has some great sentiments and lovely old truck stamp.  I LOVE old trucks!


This was such an easy card to create.  I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" Basic Black Cardstock base, scored at 5 1/2".  Next I layered a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock that measured 4" x 5 1/4".  My Patterned Paper was some retired DSP from my stash.  I used a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of the Black Street Map Paper to layer over the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer.  I cut a piece of 2 1/8 " x 3 7/8" piece of Very Vanilla to matt the Crumbcake and Black curvey design paper that measured 2 x 3 7/8".  That left a small border on the top and bottom.   I added three loops of Natural Twine and tied into a bow on the left side of these horizonal layers and adhered them with Foam Tape.  The truck and sentiment from the My Anchor set were stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  I used SU Layering Circle Framelits Dies to cut the stamped piece into a circle.  I layered it on a scrap of Crumb Cake Cardstock that was cut in a scallop and a larger circle of Basic Black cardstock.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PCC255 Sketch Challenge with Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I've been missing in action the last couple of weeks over at Paper Craft Crew but this week I'm back with a Design Team Card for a new fun sketch!  


I was super excited for this week's card because I finally got a chance to use my July 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit by Hero Arts!  


 

I started with a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  I inked up the Hero Arts Background Tribal Stripes Bold Prints (July Kit Add on set) with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and added some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink with a dauber and then sprayed the stamp with some water before stamping it on the white panel.  Once dry, I stamped the grassy strip in FSJ Black Licorice Fusion Ink.  I then cut out the sun in a scrap piece of SU Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  I wanted to diecut a white circle to go behind the sun but I didn't have a circle big enough so I used my largest circle framelit to cut out a piece of 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and then I used the same circle to reduce the size of my sun just a little so that they would matt correctly.  I glued them together with FSJ craft glue and then used the same craft glue to adhere it to my cardfront.  Next I stamped the elephant silhouette in FSJ Black Licorice Ink onto a scrap of the Neenah white cardstock and used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I attached it to the front with foam tape.  I used my Misti to stamp the "Huge Thanks" sentiment in more of the FSJ Black Licorice Ink and then clear embossed it.  I then matted this layer with a piece of SU Basic Black cardstock that measured 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  I used some Journey Natural Thread to run around both of those layers and tied it at the top of the card leaving the tails long enough to curl with the edge of my scissors.  I mounted these panels on a 11" x 4 1/2" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card base.  I was super happy with how it turned out and can't wait to use this kit some more!  I think I'll try some blues and purples in the background next time.. What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIP #111 Beach Theme Challenge with Mermaid Kisses July 2017 FSJ Bloom Box

Hello and Tuesday!  As always, I hope you're week is off to an awesome start!  It is beginning to cool down a bit here in Middle Tennessee and I'm super happy about that!  Last weekend was truly a wonderful weekend with some nice breezes and I was even able to enjoy a little time with my windows open to allow some fresh air in.  Well... until my neighbor drove by on his riding lawn mower and my dogs started acting like they were going to tear down the screens on the windows.  I mean how dare he drive his lawn mower through our yard!  Most certainly the dogs were there to protect me from what could have been a devastating thrown rock through the window that could  caused me sudden death!  lol  I should be grateful, right??  Well that is when I decided to shut the windows and enjoy the air conditioning instead!   

This is a Tuesday so of course that means another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.  This week is a theme that is dear to my heart... the Beach!  I love anything nautical!


There were seriously sooo many ways I could have gone with this one but I decided to dive into the July 2017 FSJ Bloom Box "Mermaid Kisses"!  I had recently seen a new stamp and die set that featured a mermaid tail so I decided to make a beach scene and use just the tail from one of the mermaids.  What do you think?

I started with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I used some post-it-notes to do my ink blending with Distress Inks.. starting with the beach portion that was sponged in Antique Linen.  Next the water was sponged in Broken China.  I used a Hero Arts Stencil and some Faded Jeans ink to add some depth to the water.   After masking off the water I tore some more of the post it notes to create the hills with Peeled Paint for the first layer and Iced Spruce over that.  I cut out a post it note circle to mask the sun and then lightly sponged some Broken China Ink onto the sky.  Afterwards I removed the circle and sponged a little Mustard Seed Ink into my Sun.  Super easy but I used a lot of post it notes. lol  Once I decided where I wanted my mermaid's tail, I stamped a few of the bubbles from the stamp set and added some Glossy Accents to them.  Next I stamped the largest of the Mermaids from the Mermaid Kisses Stamp Set onto a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx Ink and then Clear Embossing it.  I colored my mermaid in with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I used an Exacto Knife to cut a slit along one of the waves to tuck the mermaid into the water so her tail was sticking up.  I used some Clear Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle.  I did some ink blending with Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Ink onto a scrap of Bristol Smooth and stamped the Starfish from the stamp set on top.  I fussy cut out the starfish and added some Glossy Accents on top.  I adhered it onto my card front with some craft glue.  For the beach portion of my card I pushed my versamark ink pad onto that part of my card and then sprinkled some heat n stick powder on it.  I used my heat gun to activate the heat n stick and then used a salt grinder filled with Pink Himalayan Salt to add a salt (sand) layer over the heat and stick.  It looks so realistic in person. Finally I added some FSJ Sparkle Silk to the front.  Once my card front was dry I added it to a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Dapper Denim Cardstock Mat.  Finally I added that panel to a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardbase that was scored at 4 1/4".  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SIP #110 Primary Colors with SU Colorful Seasons Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  If you're on this side of Monday, it's a good day!  I've been so busy at work lately I feel like I'm in survival mode.. every day the goal is to make it to the end of the day!   I'm sure it will be better soon but the world of Import when it comes to shipping Holiday goods is Crazy!  lol   So back to the matter at hand, it's Tuesday and that of course means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  This one is about Primary Colors: Red, Blue and Yellow!


So you'll have to hang with me on this one.  My hubby and I are planning a cruise at the end of October.  We tend to vacation in October or November every year because that is my slow time at work.  I have sandy beach and beautiful sunsets envisioned and that is really what keeps me going right now.  My upcoming cruise is what inspired this card using the SU Colorful Seasons Bundle.


I sponged the background onto a piece of 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" Neenah Classic Solar White 110# cardstock.  The water is Marina Mist and Pacific Point Ink, the sand is a touch of Sahara Sand, The sky is Sky Blue,  Marina Mist and Pacific Point.  The sun is Daffodil Delight.  I used full coverage post-it notes to mask off the various areas to sponge.  I cut the chairs out of SU Real Red and Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  I used my embossing buddy and then Heat Embossed the sentiment in White onto the bottom section of the cardfront.  After adhering the chairs onto the front with small dots of liquid glue, I adhered the panel onto a 3 3/4" x 5" Read Red piece of cardstock and then glued that onto an A2 Neenah Classic Solar White cardstock base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing July 2017 Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing July 2017 Blog Hop!  Do you love card kits?  I know I do!  The Paper Pumpkin Kit is one of my favorites! Unlike most of the Bloggers on this hop, I am not a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator but I am a lover of all things Paper Pumpkin!   We have such a wonderful group of cardmakers on this Hop that love to inspire you!  If you landed here from Lori Mueller's fabulous blog, thanks so much for continuing on!  If you started with me, please make sure to hit the next button at the end of the post for lots of wonderful inspiration!

I decided to start off with a super simple card.  I'm learning to really enjoy some white space on cards and this was a perfect example of how less can be more!





I used the heart cut out panel from the kit but cut it down a bit until it measured 3 7/8 x 5 1/8".  I added to the  back of the heart a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP .  I then mounted the panel onto a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of  Tranquil Tide Cardstock which was mounted onto an A2 cardbase made with  Powder Pink Cardstock.  I pushed the "love" wood element from the kit into my Tranquil Tide Ink Pad to coat it with the Ink.  I had to do this 3 times to get the coverage that I wanted.  I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the wooden element.  I stamped the "you" from the stamp set in Tranquil Tide to finish this one off.   Such a pretty but simple card!

My next project was also super easy! If you've never made an Easel Card I have instructions on a previous post.. just click here!


I kept this one super simple.  I really think the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was so pretty that I didn't want to take away from it too much.  My Easel Card Base was made of Dapper Denim Cardstock.  After adding the embossed 5 x 3 3/4" layer to the front of it, I added some Linen Thread with Stampin' Dimensionals.   The used the ink direct to paper technique to ink up in the heart in the kit with Dapper Denim Ink.   I adhered the "hooray" wood element from the kit with my fine tip glue pen.  I stamped the "it's your day" sentiment from the kit in Dapper Denim Ink onto a scrap piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.    Finally I added a Post It Note Pad to the bottom of the Easel Card.  

I hope you've enjoyed my card and project.  Next up is the Amazing Carolynn Sander's blog.  Just click the Nest button and you'll be there!  


If case you've lost your way, here is a list of all of the Bloggers on this Month's hop!

  1. Sara Levin
  2. Lori Mueller
  3. Tina Rackley Riddle - That's Me!
  4. Carolynn Sander
  5. Jennifer Hill
  6. Rick Adkins
  7. Kelly Acheson
  8. Dena Rekow
  9. Kimberley Morris
  10. Maria Willis
  11. Cindee Wilkinson
  12. Megan Thompson
  13. Cathy Caines
  14. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  15. Pam Staples

  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SIP #109 Sketch Challenge with FSJ Got You!

Hello and Happy Tuesday...which of course means Hump Day Eve!  lol  I've been so super busy that last weekend I just crashed on Saturday!  The only thing I was able to get done was to get this card made for the awesome new sketch challenge up over at Stamp, Ink, Paper.


I decided to use a fun new stamp set that I got as a Bloom Benefit for placing a $75 order at Fun Stampers Journey.  I LOVE bears so this one really spoke to me!  


I adore this sketch!  Some of you may be suprised that I didn't make a shaker card since I love them so much but I really thought this one would be just perfect as a window card.  These bears are so adorable and I love the sentiment "I've got you covered" that comes with the stamp set.  I stamped the image with FSJ Black Licorice Fusion Ink and watercolored with a water brush and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I added a little bit of Journey Glaze to the umbrella and some of the little raindrops. 
I used the Journey Squares Dies and the piercing element that comes with them to cut my window.  The blue paneled background is from FSJ Designer Choice Prints.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SIP #108 Fabulous Florals with Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  What a day I had on Monday!  I went to work like any other Monday and around 10am I got a text from my son that they were having their baby today rather than next week as planned.  Apparently Ashleigh had been in labor all night and by the time she got to the hospital she was already dialated to about 7cm.  They had planned a C-Section for next Monday but Baby Beckett decided he was ready to meet the family!  My son was so happy and proud of his HUGE son.  Beckett weighed in a 10 lbs 3 oz and was 21" long!


He is one proud Daddy!!  

So since today is Tuesday, that of course means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  This week's theme is Fabulous Florals!  How cool is that?? 


I decided to use my July 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts and decided to go Clean and Simple with this one!


I used my favorite coloring method.. Distress Inks applied with an Aqua Painter onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  You can't get much more simple than that.  My card base was 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  I added a 3 3/4" x 5" layer of Black Cardstock and my watercolored layer of Bristol Smooth that measured 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".  I heat embossed both the floral image and the sentiment in black.  Embossing really helps me to stay within the lines with my watercoloring!  I added three Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon 4mm sequins and a small little natural thread bow to finish this one off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Thursday, July 13, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - Very Vintage

Hello and Welcome to One Stamp At a Time's July 2017 Very Vintage Blog Hop!  If you have already been hopping you should have landed here from the Oh So Talented Melissa Davies' Blog and thanks so much for continuing on!  If you started with me, make sure you click the next button at the end of my post to check out all of the awesome inspiration this month!



I have to admit that I was a little stumped at first but as I googled vintage colors, cards, etc. I finally came up with an idea... thank goodness. lol  


For my card I used the Love Paris Stamp Set from Fun Stampers Journey.  I love the vintagey look of the stamp, script, etc.  For the sentiment I used the FSJ Tag Elements stamp set along with the Tag This Cartridge with my Punch Handle.  


I used Stampin' Up! Inks in Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink and Soft Sky to stamp my background for both my card background and my Pillow Box.  


My Cardbase was Stampin' Up! Powder Pink Cardstock that measured 11" x 4 1/4" and was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  My stamped layer was Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and measured 4" x 5 1/4" and was matted on a piece of SU Basic Black Cardstock that measured 4 1/8 x 5 3/8".  After I did my random stamping for the background, I matted the stamped layer and used some Natural Journey Thread to wrap it three times and added the Powder Pink Tag that had the "You are Special" sentiment stamped in FSJ Black Licorice Ink.    I stamped the Eiffel Tower in more of the FSJ Black Licorice Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock.  I used my detail sheers to cut it out... about now I was wishing I had purchased the dies on this one. lol

To continue on to the fabulous blog of Renee Ondrajka, just click the next button below!


In case you've lost your way, below is a listing of all of the Blogs on this month's hop!

  1. Kelly Acheson
  2. Jessie Holton
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Jennifer Hill
  5. Melissa Davies
  6. Tina Rackley Riddle - that's me!
  7. Renee Ondrajka
  8. Marisa Gunn
  9. Pam Staples
  10. Maria Willis
  11. Rick Adkins
  12. Jeanna Bohanon
  13. Justin Krieger
  14. Andrea Tracy=Tucker



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PCC 251 New To You Challenge with FSJ June 2017 Bloom Box

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Guess what?? It's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge and this is my All Time Favorite!  Why??  Because the Challenge is to use an item that is New to You and it can be one that you've had for a while and just not used!  Now that is right up my alley since I have sooo many stamp sets and/or kits that I have bought and NOT used! lol 


Now I have to tell you that I seriously did not have a lot of time to throw something together and I really wanted to use something that did not have to be colored.  I looked around and then remembered that I have a set from Fun Stamper's Journey June Bloom Box that is just perfect!  If you know me at all, you know that there are two subjects that are my all time favorite for cardmaking... coffee and dogs.  lol  Well this one is about coffee!


I'm a little ashamed of just how easy this one was.  I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  I embossed a 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" piece of SU Pool Party Cardstock with my Tim Holtz Sizzix On the Go Texture Fades Embossing Folder.  I matted it with a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of SU Early Espresso Cardstock.  I created some light splatters with  Fun Stampers Journey Dark Roast Silk.  I ran some FSJ Natural Journey Thread around the panel three times and tied it in a bow on the left side of the card front.  I stamped my Cool Beans Image onto 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with SU Early Espresso Ink.  I used my sheers to cut out the squre image and attached it with FSJ Foam Squares onto the card front.  I then used more foam squares to attach the panel onto the white card base.   This was such a super easy card but turned out so super cute.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SIP Challenge #107 Tic-Tac-Toe with Flower Swirls by FSJ

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!  My weekends have been super busy the last few weeks as I've been enjoying some time with my beautiful granddaughters!  And then of course the weeks are always busy this time of year with my job.  I'm hoping to retire in about four years and maybe I can spend more time doing the things I love and crafting of course is one of them!

Well since today is Tuesday, that of course means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!




I went horizontal on the top row on this board with Blue, Die Cut, and Twine.  I used a fun new Flower Swirls Bundle by Fun Stamper's Journey for my floral images on this one!


My background paper was from the FSJ Designer Choice Prints.  I adhered a full 4 1/4 " 5" panel of it to a Neenah Classic Solar White Card Base.  I heat embossed the sentiment from MFT You Give Me Butterflies Stamp Set.  The Flower Swirls were stamped onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and loosely colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and blended with an Aqua Painter.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out once dry.  I added some splatters of FSJ Gold Silk. I added some Black Twine onto the cardfront with Foam Squares and adhered my flowers over the twine to finish this one off. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SIP Challenge #106 Christmas in July with Hero Arts Merry & Bright Tag Set by Lia

Hello and Happy 4th of July!  I hope you are enjoying a day off and family time in celebration of this wonderful country and our freedoms!  Althougth things may not be perfect, we have so much to be grateful for!  Today we have one more thing to be grateful for.. .Stamp, Ink, Paper's Christmas in July theme challenge will give you a head start on your Christmas cards!  Yay for that!



I finally pulled out a super cute little Christmas stamp and die combo from Hero Arts called Merry & Bright Tag Set by Lia that I purchased from the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store.  What a fun easy way to make a tag or in my case, a card!


This was so easy that I should be ashamed. lol  I used an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card base.  I added a piece of SU Real Red Cardstock that measured 4 7/8" x 3 5/8".  My top layer is a 4 6/8" x 3 1/2" piece of 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.  I used a scrap piece of SU Garden Green Cardstock to cute out my tag.  I used Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder to emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment from the set in the center of the tag.  I used FSJ Medium and Small Foam Squares to pop it up on my top layer.  I had a small scrap of silver glitter ribbon that I used to tie a bow and then attached it to the top with a glue dot.  I finished this one off with 3 FSJ Fashion Silver Metalic dots.  

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SIP Challenge #105 Summer Fun with MFT Penguins in Paradise

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  We had a wonderful weekend at my sweet Granddaughter's 1st Birthday Party!  Blakely just dove into that cake and once she realized no one was going to stop her.. she just kept right on with it. lol  She had frosting from one end to the other before she I finished!  Hilarious!



Since today is Tuesday, it is time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  This week's Challenge is a Summer Fun theme.  There are so many possibilities!


I decided to play with a MFTStamps set called Penguin Paradise.  


For my background I did a little light ink blending on a piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  I used Avery Elle Wonky Rectangle Dies to cut my panel out after blending.  My sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the blended base.  My penguin and tree were stamped on more of the Crest Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and I used various copic markers to color in my images.  I used FSJ foam adhesive squares in Medium and small to adhere it and used my scissors to cut some of the squares so that all of the parts were adhered well.  I brushed some FSJ craft glue onto the sandy portion and used some FSJ Sparkle Dust to give some sparkly shine to my sand.  This one was super easy and turned out really cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blakey's Wild One Birthday with Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero, Tribal Stripes Bold Prints

Super quick post but I made a card for my Paper Craft Crew Challenge Design Team Card yesterday that I planned on using for my granddaughter's birthday card but changed my mind.

Here's my 1st card


The card worked well for the Paper Craft Crew Sketch but I wanted to make a few changes.. Here's what I did..


I used the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June kit to heat emboss in gold the grass as well as heat emboss the giraffe and cut it out with the coordinating die.  I added the "happy" die cut from the Lawn Fawn Happy Easter Die.. obviously I omitted the Easter when I cut the die out from Gold Foil Cardstock.  I added a few pink sequins and a little bit of Gold Glitter Glue on the left side.  I'm happy with how it turned out!  I think she will love the giraffe and it adds a little something extra on it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PCC249 Paper Craft Crew Sketch with Hero Arts Tribal Stripes Bold Prints Background Wash

Hello and Happy Happy Hump Day!  It's been a super busy week for me and although I was tired and dreading making a card after work today, I somehow found some motivation and was super happy with it!  Here's the PCC sketch and of course it's a super easy one which is always good!



Part of my motivation is that I need a card for my youngest granddaughter's birthday party this Sunday!  Blakely will be one and her Mom chose "a Wild 1" as a theme.  After seeing her invitation
I found some inspiration!


I love the tribal print on the bottom of the invitation so I pulled out my brand new Hero Arts Tribal Stripes Bold Prints Background Stamp.. here's what I came up with..


For the background I inked up a small section of my stamp with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry distress inks and then spritzed the stamp with water.  I placed a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Watercolor Paper onto the stamp and then pulled it off and let it air dry.  I added a piece of FSJ Natural thread and tied it into a bow on the far left side.  I then added this to an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of SU Tempting Turquoise Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  I stamped the "1" from SU Number of Years Stamp Set in Tempting Turquoise and cut it out with the matching framelits.  I stamped the "wild" from the Hero Arts Color Layering Bengal Tigers Stamp Set in SU Melon Mambo on a circle that was cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock with the SU Stitched Shapes Dies.  I attached it with foam squares.  I added three Doodlebug Sequins and three strips of silver thin glitter washi tape to finish this one off.  I think it turned out super cute! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SIP #104 Color Challenge with Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend!  The card that I'm sharing for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Color Challenge this week is actually the card that I gave my sweet hubby for Father's Day!  


I was a little stumped with the colors at first but then I thought.. flowers!  You can pretty much make any colors work with flowers!  Jeff has worked so hard the last few years with our landscaping and flowers so I thought this card was perfect for him!



Actually Jeff and I just looked at some window boxes and deck boxes so I thought I'd pull out my brand new Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets Bundle and make a crate of flowers using the required colors in this week's challenge (SU Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Island Indigo).   I have to tell you that I saw the Concord & 9th video for this new bundle the night before it was released and I stalked their website until it was available!  I was afraid it would sell out if I didn't get it right away!   For this card I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2 for a top folding card.  I used the new SU Embossing Paste mixed with a drop of Crumb Cake reinker and the Brick Decorative Mask to make my background.  The wooden planks were stamped on Crumb Cake Cardstock with Soft Suede Ink.  After cutting out my crate I added the dove tail stamp for the corners and scored my cardstock to glue the back to my cardfront.  I stamped the flowers from the Stamp Set in Berry Burst and Island Indigo and my leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and cut them all out with the coordinating dies.  I also cut out a couple of fern leaves from the retired SU Botanical Builders Stamp Set.  I used the Lawn Fawn "happy" die to cut out Gold Foil Cardstock and adhered to the front of the crate.  The I'm with you sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp Set.  I stamped it with SU Berry Burst Ink onto white cardstock and cut it out with scissor and then adhered with tear tape.  Last but never least, I added three gold Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Monday, June 19, 2017

Concord & 9th Flourish and MFTStamps Words for Friends

Hi friends.  This is one of those rare just for fun posts.  I made a card yesterday that I loved and wanted to share it.  


So super fun to make.  I started with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  I added a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of SU Garden Green Cardstock.  I used the awesome Flourish Stamp Set from Concord & 9th and my Misti to stamp the floral images onto a piece of 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  The Inks I used to Stamp my Image were Watermelon Wonder, Real Red, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green inks from Stampin' Up!  I used the "Hugs" die from MFTStamps Words for Friends set to cut out the word from the image.  After cutting out the word, I saved the letters cut out and then added the stamped layer to my Garden Green layer with Fast Fuse Adhesive.  I then cut out the Hugs word from White Fun Foam and added it to the negative space with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and then glued the letters that I cut out from the Image onto the Fun to foam.   I added three Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Confetti Sequins to finish this one off.  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!  One of my favorite cards I've made in a while.  I hope you love it too!

Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

PCC 248 Inspiration Challenge with Altenew Best Buds and Budding Thanks Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  This week is going super duper fast for me because I get to see my Daughter and Granddaughters in just 2 days!  Yay for me!  It will be a busy weekend.  Friday is my birthday and Saturday my daughter and I will be throwing a baby shower for Wayne and Ashleigh.  Then of course Sunday is Father's Day.  That's a lot of action in just three days!  lol  Well since today is Wednesday it's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week's challenge is an Inspiration Challenge!


I love the colors in this picture and although I could match the blues, the greens were not that easy.  I was able to find some Patterned Paper that matched beautifully!  It was from the new Altenew Reflection 6x6 Paper Pack.  I paired the paper with my new Altenew Best Buds and Budding Thanks Stamp and Dies bundle I got for my birthday and I was in business! lol


So first of all, I wanted my rose blue since the flower in the Inspiration Picture is blue.  Did you know that there are blue roses!  Well I googled it and yep, there are!



So once I realized they existed.. I was all over this blue rose. lol






The gorgeous background from the Reflection Paper Pack was cut with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle dies.  I backed it with a skinny layer of SU Island Indigo cardstock.  To me the lightest green in the Inspiration picture was almost a yellowish-green so I used FSJ Sweet Pear and Electric Lime for the leaves and stem with a touch of SU Wild Wasabi at the bottom of the stem.  The bud was stamped with SU Tempting Turquoise and SU Island Indigo.  The sentiment was first inked with Versamark and then SU Island Indigo and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added three of the Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Confetti Sequins to finish off my front.  I added the matted front panel to a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of FSJ Lemongrass Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  It's simple but I think super pretty.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SIP Challenge #103 Sketch Challenge!

Hello friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!  I'm over at Stamp, Ink, Paper with my Design Team card for a new sketch challenge.  This is a super easy sketch... you'll love it!


I decided to use a fun Neat & Tangled Stamp set called Lumberjack Love!  I think I'll be getting a lot of use out of this one since I have a grandson on the way.  His Mom and Dad have chosen a Lumberjack Nursery theme!


Now first I have to admit, I am NOT an expert copic colorist but I did my best with this one.  My copic supply is very limited.  Note to self:  I definitely need more browns and blacks!  lol  But all in all I felt like my little lumberjack was super cute.  Now my grandson's nusery will have black bears and since I had no black copics, I used the two browns I had and just did the best I could.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SIP Challenge #102 Masculine Card Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday!   How's your week going so far?  We've had lots of rain over the weekend but at least it has cooled it off just a bit.  On Saturday, my hubby and I went to Knoxville to watch my sweet granddaughter Taylor play softball!  She is only 7 and is really doing so well.  It fun to watch how much she's progressed just over the last couple of years.  

Well since today is Tuesday, it's time for another SIP Challenge!   Today is all about Masculine Cards!  With Father's Day coming up, this should be a popular challenge! 


First of all if you know me at all, you know that I LOVE masculine cards.  I can't seem to think masculine without the tried and true, now retired sets by Stampin' Up! .... Traveler and World Map.  They are definitely two of my all time favorite stamps sets and I will never let them go! lol


I was able to purchase the coordinating dies for Traveler from Dies by Dave a while back.  I am so glad I did.  I have fussy cut this train so many times and it sure is wonderful to have the die!   For this fun card I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of SU Basic Black cardstock scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  I added a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" corrugated cardstock from my stash with fast fuse.  I slanted it a bit to the left side.  My top layer is a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of #80 Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  I stamped the world map stamp with Sahara Sand SU Ink.  I used some SU Crumb Cake Ink to ink the edges.  I stamped the train with FSJ Black Licorice Ink and the suitcase with SU Soft Suede Ink.  I used the dies from Dies by Dave to cut the images out and popped them up with 3M Foam Tape.  I stamped the "Im here for you" sentiment from the SU You've Got This stamp set with FSJ Black Licorice Ink.  I added some FSJ Natural Twine and then added this layer scued to the right with Fast Fuse.  I used the edge of my scissors to add a bit of curl to my twine to finish this one off.  Simple card but super cute I think!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PCC246 Sketch Challenge with SSS You Matter and SU Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  This week seems to be flying by for me!  As usual since this is Wednesday, It's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week is another fun sketch for you to check out!  


I used one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp "You Matter"with the coordinating "You" Die.  I also used the Stampin' Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die for the first time.  I love dragonflies so I'm not sure why I had not used this before!


I used Gold Cardstock to cut out my You Die as well as the Dragonfly Die.  The "are the best" sentiment was heat embossed in white on Soft Suede Cardstock to match the matting and the SU Designer Series Paper.  The lace trim and white ribbon are SU Retired Ribbons from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SIP #101 Graduation Challenge with Concord & 9th Enjoy it All!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I guess to many of us it feels like a Monday after the Memorial Day Holiday!  I love long weekends and I love when I have time to spend with family.  Since it is Tuesday, that means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!


This one through me for a loop.  I wanted to make a card that was different than ones I've made in the past.  I have a basket on my craft table that I have my most recently purchased stamp sets and as I was thumbing through them two stamp sets were calling to me!  Concord & 9th Stamp Set "Enjoy It All" with the coordinating "Detailed Blooms Dies"  and Butterfly Reflections, Ink "Hashtag" Stamp Set.  Here's my card that I plan on giving to my Daughter-In-Law that will be graduating in December.


I mean, after you've been in College for four years, graduation day is a Happy Day, right?  I love the bold Oh happy day sentiment with the smaller #WINNING!  There was another hashtag that I thought about using.L.... #NAILEDIT.  I feel like I'm going to get a lot of use out of both of these sets!

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Products Used:

Concord & 9th Enjoy It All Stamp Set
Concord & 9th Detaled Blooms Die Set
Butterfly Reflections, Ink Hashtag Stamp Set
Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle Dies
Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum Ink
Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder Ink
Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette Ink
Stampin' Up Blushing Bride Ink
Altenew Frayed Leaf Ink
Altenew Forest Glades Ink
Versamark Ink
Stampin' Up White Embossing Powder
Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Ballerina Pink Sequins