Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SIP #114 Sketch Challenge with FSJ Koi Dreams

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I took a vacation day last Friday to have a long weekend and I seriously thought Monday would NEVER end!  lol  I'm so glad it did!   I should have made my card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Design Team during my long weekend but of course I waited until Monday night!  I really am a last minute kind of gal lately!  lol  This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is a super fun sketch that really has sooo many possibilities!  

And believe it or not, I actually stayed very true to the sketch!  Hard to believe I know....... but really I did!  I finally got the opportunity to use a fun new FSJ stamp set called Koi Dreams.  

Here are the products I used on this fun card:

 FSJ Koi Dreams Stamp Set
FSJ Koi Dreams Die Set
FSJ Designers Choice Prints 
FSJ Journey Circles Dies
SU Dapper Denim Cardstock
SU Dapper Denim Ink
Hero Arts Ombre Serengeti Sunset Ink
Hero Arts Ombre Tide Pool to Navey Ink
Neenah Classic Solar White 80# Cardstock
Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit (sentiment)
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti

Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SIP #113 Back to School Challenge with Lil' Inker Designs Apple of My Eye

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Did you watch the Solar Eclipse yesterday???  It was really cool and actually more exciting than I expected it to be!  My favorite part was that as it started getting dark the crickets started making noise and the lighting bugs started coming out!  Now that was cool!  

So since it is Tuesday you know that means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  This week's theme is back to school!

Time to pull out my cool Lil' Inker Designs Apple of My Eye stamp set and coordinating Apple Shaker Die Set for this one!

Luckily for me I had some retired DSP that had the cool black and white designs that worked awesome for this theme!  I used Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist for the base as well as the apple and leaf.  The DSP has skinny mats in Basic Black cardstock.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings, Tina

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