Wednesday, December 19, 2018

PCC319 One Last Christmas Card!

Hi There!  I hope you are more ready for Christmas than I am!  I've been sick for about 3 weeks and wow has it ever gotten me behind!  I have boxes of gifts stacked up and not wrapped.  I have not finished my Christmas Cards!  It's really, really B.A.D...... So here I go with one last Christmas Card for the new Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge!

Here's what I came up with this....

This one is featuring some retired stuff.. and lots of it.  The patterned paper is retired from Fun Stamper's Journey.  The sentiment is a retired Stampin Up! set, called Mingle All The Way.  I love good sentiment sets so I hold onto them after retiring if it is something I think I will use.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

PCC317 Sketch Challenge - Christmas Card!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I know I've been M.I.A. at Paper Craft Crew lately but I'm back this week with a Christmas Card based on the sketch.  I hope to be around more in the coming weeks :)

The sketch really looks more like a square card but I went with a standard A2 top-folding card.

I used all retired products for this one.  I don't know if you do the same but if I love a stamp set or Patterned Paper.... I try to keep it around a little while.  The Poinsetta Burst stamp set and Paper came from Fun Stampers Journey last year during their Christmas release.  The Patterned Paper was from the same release... I can't think of the name of it though.  I bought quite a bit of the paper because it has such fun yet classic Christmas designs.  I will probably use it all up by the time I finish my Christmas cards though!  At least the stamp set will hang around for a while.  The glitter cardstock that I used for the strip as well as the banner are from Concord and 9th!  I love their glitter paper!  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SIP #179 - Holidays with Gina K Designs Festive Foliage by Claire Brennan

Hi There!  I hope you are having a good start to your week.  I have some good news and bad news.  First the bad news.... I am not done with my Christmas cards!  Gasp!  The good news is that if you are in the same boat as me, Stamp, Ink, Paper has the challenge for you!

I have not felt well the last week so I opted for a super simple card using the awesome Gina K Designs Festive Foliage Stamp Set by Claire Brennan!   I absolutely adore this stamp set.  I used it to make several cards last year!

This was super easy.  I started with a top folding card base of Neenah Crest Classic Solar White cardstock in a 110# cover weight.  My top layer was Bristol Smooth Cardstock that I taped off with some Purple Tape by Thermaweb.    I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans to inkblend within the open area.  After removing my tape, I put the front panel in my Misti and used sponge daubers to apply the Early Espresso (SU) and Mossy Meadow (SU) Inks.  Once stamped, I added a quickie glue pen over the open areas of the pine cones and added some fine sparkly glitter.  I heat embossed the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on the lower left side.  I thought about adding sequins but I loved the simplicity of this so I just left it as is.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

SIP #178 Pretty Punches Challenge with Stampin' Up! Christmas Traditions Punch Box

Hi There!  I hope you are having a wonderful post-Thanksgiving week!  This week we have a super easy and fun challenge for you at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

I love this Challenge.... punches are so fun!  

I used the Christmas Traditions Punch Box for my center stamped image and punched it out with the coordinating punch.  I layered it on top of the Pretty Label Punched in Real Red and then layered that on a couple of circle punches in Whisper White (1 3/4")  and Basic Black (2").  

How simple to bring a card to life with a little DSP and layered punches.  Sometimes you just need a fast and simple card and nothing is easier than using punches!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

SIP #177 Color Challenge with Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  I cannot believe it is in just two days!  I'm cooking twice, once Wednesday at noon and again on Thursday at noon.  Am I crazy or what??!!??  Between my kids and my husband's kids, there just wasn't a good time for everyone to come at one time.  I think I have all of my groceries bought and am ready..... I HOPE! 

This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge is a color challenge using Dark Brown, Red Wine, and Cement!   Here's a look at the Challenge Graphic.

 I decided to pull out my Lovely Blossoms Turnabout Stamp and coordinating die set.  It is an easy set to use with these colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm heading back into the kitchen to get back to work!  Happy Thanksgiving my friends!  I hope you are surrounded by family and friends!  

Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SIP Challenge #176 - At The Lodge with Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventure Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a marvelous weekend!  I've had some back issues the last couple of weeks so I did a lot of resting over the weekend!  Today was a little better and I went to the Chiropractor after work so I think I'm on the right track!

This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have an "At The Lodge" Challenge".  This is a theme challenge that I believe will inspire you!

When I think of Lodges, I usually think of a Ski Lodge so I went with a rustic look using the awesome Alpine Adventure bundle from Stampin' Up!  I love the stamp set but the coordinating Alpine Sports Thinlits can do so much just on their own!

This card came together so super easily!  I used SU Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for my base.  My top layer was a piece of SU Sahara Sand stamped tone on tone with the Brutus Monroe/Unity Stamps Collaboration "Barn Wall" background stamp.  The sled was cut out in SU Crumb Cake Cardstock but I later decided it should be a little darker so I used an Aqua Brush to add some Early Espresso Ink to it to darken it up!  The skis were stamped on SU Sahara Sand Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink.  I added the Holly and Bow to the skis, made from the Alpine Sports Dies, with SU Mossy Meadow and SU Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  The Wreath was stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink onto Sahara Sand Cardstock with the Berries in Cherry Cobbler stamped over the wreath.  I added the Cherry Cobbler Bow to the bottom of the Wreath.  The Greeting was inked first with Versamark and then Cherry Cobbler and then clear heat embossed.  I finished this off with a piece of Cherry Cobbler Twine to the left side of the card and tied it in a bow.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

SIP #175 Gratitude with Concord & 9th Grateful For Everything Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Well here we are in November and it's time to think about Gratitude over at Stamp, Ink, Paper

I decided that a Gratitude Challenge was the perfect time for the Concord & 9th Grateful For Everything Bundle!  Not only is the focal image in the set gorgeous but the sentiments are perfect for gratitude/thankfulness!

The sentiment I used on this card is my favorite and the font is awesome!!  The focal image in the stamp set is so gorgeous and very large!  I stamped the image with Gina K Amalgam Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Markers and then cut with the coordinating die.  Once I decided where I wanted the image on the DSP I cut it and will save the other part for another card!  I went a little crazy with three colors of flowers maybe??  I just wanted to add some colorful flowers since the greenery and wheat were pretty dull.  Hopefully it worked out fine.  I rally love it!  I adhered the image with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive and then added three Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Confetti with Glitter Glue.  I added the card front onto a blue cardbase with some Fast Fuse and then tied some linen thread across the top with a small bow.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SIP #174 Trick or Treat - Halloween or Fall Theme Challenge

Hi Friends!  I was MIA last week as Jeff and I were on cruise.  We cruised out of Mobile this time instead of the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area that we normally cruise from.  Here's a picture from our trip.... can you tell that we were hotter than you know what in this pic?? lol

Seriously it was soooo HOT in Cozumel!  

So getting back to the business at hand, I literally threw together a card so quickly with some goodies from Concord & 9th in a Fall Theme!

I just totally LOVE all of the Concord & 9th Turnabout stamps and this Lovely Blossom turnabout was super fun because the leaves layer so well.  

I used SU Sahara Sand Cardstock and layered the leaves with Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobler SU ink.  I cut the stamped layer 4" x 5 1/4" and layered it on a piece of 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Early Espresso Cardstock and then on a Pumpkin Pie A2 Card Base.  The "you're every good thing" sentiment came from the Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp Set.  The little die-cut flower was cut out in Early Espresso and adhered to the bottom of the die-cut hexagon.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PCC311 Color Challenge - Halloween Card

Hello!  I'm over with my friends at the Paper Craft Crew today with a retro Halloween Card using a set from last year's Holiday Catalog.  The colors used were Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Black.

Here's my card...

I did a watercolor wash for the background in Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.  It totally muddied up in the middle but by the time I added my Cat and Moon, etc... you couldn't really tell!  I had to add the cobweb and bat because they both scream halloween.  Those two die cuts were from another retired set.  I really went retro with this

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SIP #172 - Sketch Challenge with Hero Arts October 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  As usual on Tuesdays, I'm over with my freinds at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you!

I used my new My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts for this fun sketch!  

I made a snow globe of sorts by cutting a circle and then slicing the very bottom off of it and giving it a woodgrain base (a small circle backing the larger one with the bottom of it cut off as well.  I did some really quick copic coloring on this... nothing too complicated.  I added some glass seed beads for snow and adhered it to a stitched rectangle panel in Granny Apple Green and layered on Whisper White and then mounted the panels on one of the Glitter Card Bases that was included in the kit.   I heat embossed the happy tidings sentiment on the front panel in white and added 3 snowflake sequins to finish it off!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SIP #171 Fall Florals Challenge with Stampin' Up! Country Home

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Stamp, Ink, Paper has a fun fall florals challenge for you this week.  

I'll be honest I had a lot of great ideas for my card but in the end my allergies got the best of me so I went fairly simple with the new Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set.

I used my Stampin' Blends for my coloring on the image.  I love the cotton.  One of my first jobs years and years.... and years ago was for a cotton company in Memphis, so I am very partial to all things cotton!  I used Basic Gray for my Card Base and layered on a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock that was embossed with the new Dynamic Corrugated Textured Embossing Folder. I ran some linen thread around the Corrugated layer a few times prior to adhering it to the Gray cardbase, and tied it on the left hand side.  Do you normally have a particular side that you tie a bow or knot on?  For some reason, 99.9% of the time, my bows or knots are on the left hand side.  lol
I cut out my fall floral image with a Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Then I literally could NOT find my layering oval framelits so I layered the stitched oval onto a tag cut out with an old MFT stitched tag die set.  I added a button with more of the linen thread tied into it to finish it off.

Thnaks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SIP #170 Color Challenge - Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and this week we have a color challenge for you.

I cheated a little but don't tell anyone.  I loved the deep purple and wanted to use it in flowers but you have to have some contrast so I used a lighter shade of purple as well!

I finally had a chance to play with the Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms Stamp Set... so many pretty images.  I started out with a stitched panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I did a little light ink smooshing on the background with SU Soft Sea Foam Ink.  I added a few splshes of SU Emerald Envy Ink..  I used those same colors to stamp the leaves from Tropical Blooms.  I added some Concord & 9th greenery die cuts to fill the bouquet in more of ... you guessed it, those same colors.  Since I didn't have cardstock in Soft Sea Foam, I swiped my ink pad across a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and dried it with my heat tool and then die cut my light greenery.  The Tropical Blooms are stamped in Hero Arts purples.... I seriously have no idea what the name of the purple inks are.  I think I got them in one of the My Monthly Hero Kits but the light purple was perfect with the deep purple I thought.  I stamped my "Happy" in the darker ink and used the coordinating Happy Shadow Die to cut it out.  I stamped "Birthday" directly on my card base.  I layered the panel onto a Scalloped Layer of SU Emerald Envy Cardstock and then mounted it all on a 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Top Folding Card Base.  I finished it off with some PPP Sparking Clear Confetti!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SIP #169 Background Stamp Challenge with Concord & 9th Thankful Leaves Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I've been a bit under the weather the last few days but am finally beginning to feel a bit better!  I thought about taking the week off from crafting but I loved the new Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge so much I decided to get in gear and get a card made!

I LOVE background stamps and one of my new favorites are the turnabout background stamps from Concord & 9th!  This Thankful Leaves Turnabout and coordinating dies are awesome!!

My stamping was done on SU Whisper White Cardstock with Merry Merlot, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, and Daffodil Delight!  The stitched panel was adhered to a Grapefruit Grove layer and then put on a Merry Merlot Cardbase.  The leaf was cut in the same colors.  The "thanks" die cut sentiment is from the Fabulous Phrases Die set from Concord & 9th.  I cut it out in Merry Merlot twice and backed it with a layer of white so that it would show up more over the skeleton leaf.

Here's how I finished up the inside:

The You are the best sentiment on the inside is from a Simon Says Stamp Stamp Set  called "You Matter"  I added two of the leaves and a paint splatter stamped at the bottom right in Merry Merlot and Grapefruit Grove to finish this one off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SIP #168 Tic-Tac-Toe Simple Card

Hi Friends!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  I haven't really been feeling well this week but hopefully I'll be back to normal soon!  This week's Tic-Tac-Toe challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper was a fun one but I totally took the easy way out and went super simple!

So I chose right across the bottom row with die-cut, green and twine.

This was so simple I feel a little guilty but you know sometimes simple works really well.  I don't even have Dimensionals on this one.  Everything is glued flat onto the card.   The twine bow is adhered with a glue dot and I added 3 little gold enamel dots.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop - The First!

Hi Friends!  Happy Sunday!  I hope you've been having a wonderful weekend!  It's Scrapbook Sunday and this month's theme is the First!  There are so many firsts you could scrap but I decided to go with my grandson's first birthday!  I rarely scrap one picture to a page but this one was so special I thought it could use a page of it's own!

Beckett had a Wild One! Lumberjack theme birthday party and I felt like the awesome new Festive Farmhouse DSP was perfect for this theme!  I LOVE the Shiplap paper... can you tell?  I used an entire sheet on one page.. another thing I rarely do. 

 I also used the In The Woods Framelits Dies to cut out the trees in Basic Black Cardstock as well as more of the Festive Farmhouse DSP ... this time in the plaid.  I love that the trees have little cut out pieces that add more dimension!   I added a black circle tab punch to the side of the double mounted picture with "party" from the Tabs For Everything Stamp Set, heat embossed on the punch in white.  Can I just say again how much I adore this DSP???  I'm going to order a couple of extras pack of it before they sell out!

If you're interested in any of the products used, there is a list at the very bottom of my post!  Hope you'll hop all the way through for more First Inspiration!   Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

PCC Inspiration Challenge #307

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Paper Craft Crew has a fun inspiration challenge for you this week!  I was easily inspired since I love all things coffee!

I am so into the new Festive Farmhouse DSP so of course I had to use it on my card along with the Coffee Cup Framelits paired with the retired Merry Cafe stamp set.

I love the Ship Lap Pattern as well as the plaids in the Festive Farmhouse DSP!   I kept this pretty simple with a Cherry Cobbler, White, Black and Mossy Meadow color scheme.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SIP #167 Large Sentiment Challenge with Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas To All Bundle

Hi Friends!  It's Tuesday so that means it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  This week is a super fun Large Sentiment Challenge.  

Also, to help you out with your own Large Sentiment, there is a Prize to two lucky participants (U.S. Residents only) of the Concord & 9th Bold & Brushy Upper Case Stamp Set.  Make sure you play along this week for a chance to win one!

I just received my Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All Bundle and that seamed perfect for this challenge!  I also used the awesome new Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies paired with the fun Festive Farmhouse DSP and I think this one is a winner!

I love this combination!  Such a fun card layered on Very Vanila Cardstock and then a Basic Black Cardbase!  The Merry was cut out of Basic Black twice and layered to give it a more substatial look.  I heat embossed the Christmas in white on Basic Black cardstock and used my trimmer to trim it as close as possible.   I always need a ton of Christmas cards so you'll see a lot of those from me in the next couple of months!  I try to give a handmade card to all of my coworkers, family and friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina  
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hero Arts MMH Kit September 2018

Hi Friends.. Just a quick share.  I received my September My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts today and had to play a little.  Not only does the kit has some beautiful images and dies but it contained a sample of Daniel Smith Watercolors.  

I love watercoloring.. it is so relaxing!  Such a fun day ink blending distress inks for the background and watercoloring the awesome images.  Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

SIP Challenge #166 - Buttons, Brads, and Sequins with SU Cross-Stitched Christmas

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I know for many of us Tuesday will feel a lot like Monday since yesterday was Labor Day!  I did work for a while on Labor day but spent some time relaxing in the afternoon.  Oh and I did a bit of stamping as well!

This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge is Buttons, Brads and Sequins! 

I had a brand new Stampin' Up! stamp set that I wanted to play with called Cross Stitched Christmas!  I've seen a lot of cross-stitch look stamp sets and have been wanting to try one so when the Christmas Catalog from SU came out with this fun set I knew I had to have it.  If you are not a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, this stamp set will be available to you on September 5th!  

I still need to do a little work on lining this one up but I LOVE it!  I think I love it so much because I was never good at cross stitching!  I love that it gives you the look of stitching without the stress.  My color combination for this was Granny Apple Green, Real Red, and Call Me Clover.  I did some layering with the background being Granny Apple Green on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  My back red layer was embossed using the new Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I did use a button in Real Red to bring in the 3rd red element!  I thought it looked super cute with the white and silver twine tied in a bow.  For the upper layer of Granny Apple Green,  I used the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder but only did partial embossing.  I added my stamped sentiment in Call Me Clover and button at the upper portion. I added a few confetti sequins to add another challenge element.  Super fun card that gives me lots of inspiration for more Christmas cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PCC #305 Sketch Challenge with Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit August 2018

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm over with my friends at the Paper Craft Crew with my take on a new sketch and using some new My Monthly Hero Kit Stamps and Dies!

My friends know how excited I was when I received my Hero Arts August kit because this is all about coffee and I LOVE all things coffee!

There are sooooo many coffee images in this cool set and just as many super cool sentiments!  I stamped my coffee image in Versafile Black Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then clear embossed it.  I used Zig Clean Color Markers to color it!  I love how the zig clean color blends on Bristol Smooth... so beautiful for an amateur watercolorer like me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SIP Challenge #165 Something For Baby with Concord & 9th August Release!

Hi Friends!  Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week is off to an awesome start!  This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a Something for Baby Challenge! 

I decided to go a little non-traditional for this card and used some awesome new stuff from the Concord & 9th August Release  

What can be happier than welcoming a new baby in the world?  I decided to use the So Happy For You Bundle for my floral hoop and flowers!  The Oh Happy Day die cut is from the Top It Off Bundle and the background was stamped with the Shiplap Sentiments Stamp Set!  What a bunch of awesome new products!  I LOVE the Shiplap!  Of course I'm all about Fixer Upper, Chippy Paint, Shiplap and Farmhouse Decor!  The flowers, leaves, and sprigs from the So Happy For You Bundle as just beautiful!  I feel sure I'll use that bundle a lot as well!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SIP #164 - Use Your Scraps!!!

Hello friends!  Oh my goodness I LOVE this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  Who doesn't have scraps that they have saved and need to use! 

 I have soooo many Patterned Paper Scraps so I decided to go with a Starburst/Sunburst Card!   Such a fun and super easy technique.  

I started with a Whisper White panel that measured 4" x 5 1/4" that I planned on using on a top folding card.  I scored 2 inches up from the bottom for my starting point.  I took some scraps from my Winter in the Woods Stack (this has been one of my favorite paper stacks).  My scraps were from a 6" paper stack so I cut them at 1 1/2" and then cut them diagonally on my paper trimmer.  I started them with the tips touching the scored line at 2" and used Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive to adhere them.  After I had everything glued on I turned the panel over and used my paper snips to cut off the over hang.  I ran another scrap of the coordinating patterned paper on the bottom and then ran a piece of black ribbon across the seam.  The sentiment "Merry & Bright" was another scrap that was cut with a stitched circle die and popped up with dimensionals over the ribbon.  I used a scrap of black and gold twine to tie a bow around the black ribbon on the left side.  This was seriously one of the most full of scraps cards I have ever made!  If you've never tried this type of card it is absolutely a lot of fun and a great way to use up scraps!  

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

PCC302 Sketch Challenge Concord & 9th Stuck On You Bundle

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings, Tina