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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

PCC #300 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Follow Your Dreams

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I hope you are having a great week and if not at least the work week is half over!  Yay for that!  I'm over with the Paper Craft Crew with my take on a sketch challenge!

You know I rarely use a sketch just as is.. I'm sorry I just can't help but turn it on it's side, upside down or something most every time!  lol

This time I turned it on it's side.  I used a piece of patterned paper from Altenew for my card front that went about a half inch from the top of the SU Elegant Eggplant card base.  I added a thin strip of Daffodil Delight Cardstock because I knew I wanted some yellow on the flowers and wanted to draw that color back in.  The "dream" die cut from the Chase Your Dreams coordinating dies was cut in Elegant Eggplant twice and stacked. .. I really looks black in the picture but I promise it is purple!
The dream catcher was cut from a piece of watercolor paper that I had lying around that I had made a background using Brusho Crystal Colour.  The flowers from the Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set were stamped in waterproof black ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I finished this one off with a few Rainbow Gems from Lucy's Little Things.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

SIP #160 Color Challenge!

Hi there!  Hope you're having a great day!  So you may or may not have noticed that we've been having technical issues over at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Blog!  This week's challenge is supposed to be a color challenge IF we get the blog up and running again!  I'm going to link to the SIP blog post just in case!  If it doesn't work then let's just pretend I'm sharing a card! :)

I'm in love with these new goodies from Concord & 9th!  The July 2018 C&9 release was awesome!

So first of all I used these awesome Dipped-Dyed Cards and Envelopes... they are sooo pretty and 4 awesome colors.  I chose the navy because it was one of the challenge colors for this week!  Next let me tell you how cool the Laurel Frame Bundle is!!  There are soooo many cool pieces that come with the framelits... I think it's one of my favorite sets!!!   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

PCC #299 Color Challenge with Stampin' Up! Lilypad Lake Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm finally back over with my friends at the Paper Craft Crew after a few weeks off.  I am soooo super excited about this week's challenge colors!  Check these out!

So you only have to use 3 of the 4 colors but I used all of them!  I combined two of my favorite things... first of all my love of all things nautical and my love of watercolor backgrounds!

I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock for my top layer and did some watercolor smooshing on a long acrylic block to make my background.  It was pretty much a color blocking of Broken China Distress Ink on the bottom, Mustard Seed Distress Ink in the middle, and Picked Raspberry on the very top.  The bird, lily and lily pads were stamped onto Bristol Smooth as well and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I used the coordinating Lily Pad Dies to cut everything out.  I used my Misti to stamp my sentiment in Versafine Black Ink and added three clouds from the Up and Away Thinlits.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!  A list of products that I used is at the bottom of this post if interested.  Blessings!  Tina

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

SIP #159 - Polkadots!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Do you love Polkadots?  If you do then this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #159 is right up your alley!  Personally I love them!

I went soooo easy with this one that I'm a tad bit embarassed but not really!  LOL

This was such an easy card!  I layered some whisper white on an A2 Lovely Lipstick Card Base that had a piece of the 2018-2020 In Color 6x6 DSP Stack in Lovely Lipstick polka dots adhered to the front.  I ran a small piece of Whisper White ribbon (retired) around the front layered panels before glueing it down.  I added a Pearlized Doily over it with  Multipurpose liquid glue in the middle section.  I layered on a stitched Lovely Lipstick Circle and adhered to the doily with dimensionals.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped some of the flowers from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Powder Pink on the background.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set over the flowers with Lovely Lipstick Ink and then cut out a smaller circle with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies and adhered it over the Lovely Lipstick Circle.  I finished it off with three Pearlized White Sequins.   I love when the patterned paper does most of the work for you!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SIP Challenge #158 Christmas in July!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Have you started your Christmas Cards yet?  Well here's a great opportunity to get a start on them!  Stamp, Ink, Paper has a Christmas in July Challenge this week!

I decided to go with two things.. A)  I wanted something easy  and B) I wanted a different color combination.  Well I think I came up with a super easy card that fits the bill!

This week's card is all about some of the fabulous stamps and dies from Concord & 9th!  My background was the Sketched Stripes Background Stamp.  I used the Christmas Cheer Bundle,  and the Blooms Fill In Bundle as well!  Super fun, super easy and super cute I think!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

SIP Challenge #157 - Designer's Choice - Concord and 9th Geode Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you've been having a great week so far!  Tomorrow is Independence Day in the U.S. so many of us will have short work weeks.  It sure is nice to have a day off in the middle of the week to spend with friends and family.  I hope you'll have time to celebrate our country and our freedoms with your loved ones if you live in the U.S.  

Today is my all time favorite challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper... Designer's Choice!  

I absolutely fell in love with the Geode Bundle at Concord & 9th from the moment I saw it!  My oldest son, Trent,  has always had a fascination with rocks since he was a little boy!  He's 39 years old and still loves rocks and especially geodes!  As soon as I saw this set I knew that I wanted it to make his birthday card!  

Not only does Trent love Geodes but he really is a Rare Find.   He is currently living in Hawaii and has spent time in India, Mexico, and all over the world.   He loves adventure!  I wish you could see how gorgeous this card is in real life!  I used the new Concord & 9th Neutrals Glitter Cardstock in Graphite for the sentiment as well as the heart surround.  I know it's hard to tell on the heart but I die cut the heart shape and then hand cut the heart stamped image directly against the black embossing so that some of the glitter paper would show from around the edge.  The heart was stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and I used Zig Clean Color Markers to color in my geode.  The inside was watercolored in a lavender but I decided to use a pink glitter marker over it to add shimmer.   

I finished off the inside with another tone-on-tone stamp of the geode.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from another set and of course I hope your day rocks is from the Geode bundle.  I know he will love it and I hope you do too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SIP #156 Shaker Card Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start!  It's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge and this week it's all about shaker cards!

I have to be honest in that my card was soooo super easy!  I used some awesome 6x6" patterned paper from Altenew called Reflection that is just beautiful and made for a quick and easy card!

Never underestimate the value of beautiful patterned paper!  It really did most of the work for me!  I added a sentiment from Altenew (Best Buds Stamp Set) and some sequins and then built a frame with square framelits, window sheet and  foam strips.  So simple yet really pretty!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PCC296 Sketch Challenge with SSS CZ Design Hex Yeah Sending Sunshine

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Are you up for a new sketch challenge?  Paper Craft Crew has a new fun sketch up for you to try!

I'll be honest... I really did a loose interpretation!  I preordered the new SSS CZ Design Hex Yeah Sending Sunshine Stamp and Die set and I was determined to use it!  lol

This stamp set has some awesome sentiments!  I really had my son, Wayne,  in mind when I bought this.  He just got a promotion so I'm going to gend him this card.  Of course I added a little Tim Holtz Distress Ink blending on thiss one as well as some heat embossing.  It is super cute and I can't wait to give it to him!  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SIP Challenge #155 Summer Fun and Giveaway!

Hi Friends!  I have some super cool news to share!  Over at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week the top three Picks will get a free stamp Set! It's the Bold and Brushy Uppercase Alphabet!  (Must be in U.S. to win.)  Here's a picture of the cool stamp set to check out!  

There are sooooo many possibilities with this Stamp Set!  I LOVE Concord & 9th!  A matter of fact, I'm using a C&9 Stamp Set for this week's SIP Summer Fun challenge!

I'll tell you that I had a super busy birthday weekend and didn't have time to make a card until Monday night!  I whipped out my Pineapple Perfection Stamp Set and did a little coloring on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with my Zig Clean Color Markers and it was super fast and easy!

Now I don't know if a Pineapple made of flowers seems like fun to you but it does to me so I went for it!  The Zig Clean Color Markers blend so well on Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  If you haven't tried that combination I hope you will!  It really changed my world!  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by this week!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

SIP #154 Sketch Challenge with Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2018

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are having a blessed week so far!  It's been super hot here in Middle Tennessee lately but this week we're having some rainy days.  Hopefully the rain will cool it off just a bit!  I think I'm beginning to get too old for extreme heat!  I spent Saturday at my 6 year old granddaughter's softball tournament and felt like I was having a heat stroke by the time the day was over.  Is that crazy or what?  All I was doing was watching them.  I can only imagine how those little girls felt out there playing ball all day long in the heat!  

So of course it's Tuesday... that means another SIP Challenge and this week we have a cool sketch!

Do you look at sketches and immediately see something?  I usually do and this time I saw either a sunrise or sunset.   Lucky for me I just received my Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit and had some fun stamps to make my vision come to life.

These are soooo many cool things about this set!  I love the multilayer water scene.  Oh and that sand embossing powder is awesome!  I see many cards in this set's future!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

PCC295 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Sea of Textures Bundle

Hi Friends and Happy Hump Day!  We have made it half way through the work week.... Woo Hoo to that!  Once again my love of all things nautical is back up for view!  Over at Paper Craft Crew today the sketch gave me an idea that I had to run with using the new Stampin' Up! Sea of Textures Bundle!  The funny thing is that my original idea was changed up while I was making my card.  Does that ever happen to you?  It sure happens to me a lot!  

So as usual when I see a circle, I think of a nautical shaker card.  Of course that would have been super cute but when I got my dies out and looked at that awesome fish net die I had another idea.

I saw the fabulous Linda Heller from Stamping School make the netting by distressing cardstock until it peels apart into two layers and then die cutting just one of the layers for the net.  I used that method so that I could get the netting to crumple up behind the octopus.  It is a super cool look so goodness knows I'll be making more of these nets!  :)

For the Octopus I first stamped in SU Smoky Slate (a light gray) and then sponged on some Blackberry Bliss.  I love the look!  I also love that the die cuts out so many of the inside sections of the legs!  I believe this bundle is one of the best picks from the brand new Stampin' Up! Catalog!  If you don't have it yet, you can purchase the clear mount Sea of Textures Bundle here!   I also used the coordinating Tranquil Texture DSP.  There were a lot of options with this DSP and I'm still not sure I picked the right one. lol  I just really wanted the octopus to stand out!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SIP #153 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge with Concord & 9th Blooms Fill In Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and survived Monday without too much stress.  Mondays are always super busy for me at work.  We are heading into our busy season so I was just happy to get home at a reasonable hour.  Thankfully I still needed to create my Design Team Card so I came in from work, fed the dogs, and then went straight into the craft room.  Thank goodness for craft therapy when my life is crazy busy!

So of course it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge this week with a Tic-Tac-Toe.

I decided to go right across the bottom row with wood, flowers and glitter for my card.  I finally used my Concord & 9th Blooms Fill In Bundle and I really love it!

This one started with an A2 cardbase of SU Crumb Cake Cardstock that had a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Wood Textures DSP glued onto it. I used the Blooms Fill In background stamp in SU Mint Macaron on Whisper White Cardstock and used SU Daffodil Delight to add the inside of the flowers.  I used the Coordinating Die to cut out my cool label shape.  The "you matter to me" sentiment was heat embossed in gold over the floral label.  I die cut some white flowers and stamped the same inside of the flower in Daffodil Delight to add as accents on the upper left and lower right.  I also cut out some of the small leaves sprig out in both Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow to use under the accent flowers.  Before adhering my label with dimensionals to the front of the card I swired some gold trim and adhered with mini glue dots.  The accent flowers and leaves were then adhred some with Tombow multipurpose glue and some with dimensionals.  I added three yellow glitter enamel dots to finish this one off because of course per the tic-tac-toe I had to add glitter.. lol

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PCC294 - Designer's Choice Challenge with Concord & 9th Geode Bundle

Hi Friends!  Happy Hump Day!  Tuesday really felt like a Monday all day so no doubt today will feel like a Tuesday!  Well today is another Paper Craft Crew challenge and seriously this one is hands down my favorite challenge because we can do whatever our little heart desires!
I just received my stamps and dies from the new Concord & 9th May 2018 release and I had to use the awesome Geode Bundle!  What is super cool is the size of this geode!  I had to use it to make a shape card since it was large enough!  The card measured 4 3/4" wide by 3 1/2" tall!

I stamped the geode on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then clear embossed it.  I used a mixture of Distress Inks and Distress Oxides to watercolor the geode.  I spritzed it with some water and patted it with a paper towel and then heat set.  I used the coordinating die to cut the geode out and then also used the same die to cut an A2 Black cardbase by putting the top of the die just above the fold so that there would be a flap that would not cut through.  I adhered the watercolored front to the black card base with Tombow Multipurpose glue.  I cut the "you are a Rare Find" sentiment out 4 times in black cardstock and stacked them and then adhered to the front of the geode with more of the Tombow Mutipurpose glue.  Finally I added a boat load of Glossy Accents to the front of the rock so it would look like a rock... lol  It really turned out super cool but unfortunately by the time I finished it the lighting was not really good enough to get a great picture!  Trust me... it's awesome!  My oldest son, Trent has loved rocks since he was a little boy and especially geodes so I'm going to use this one for him!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SIP #152 - Color Challene with Hedgehog Hollow May Kit

Hello!  Happy Tuesday that for most of us will feel more like a Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day and are ready to start off a great week!  

This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper our color challenge is a fun combination!  

How fun are these colors??  I decided it was about time for me to use my May Hedgehog Hollow Stamp Set so I stamped and colored up some of the fun popsicles and ice cream from the Waffle Flower Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set!  

After I stamped the popsicles and ice cream in Memento onto Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock, I used my copics to color them in and then fussy cut them closely so no white would show on the edges.  I also ran the brush edge of a Black SU Stampin Write Marker around the edges and then set them aside to dry.  I diecut a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock with a Wonky Rectangle Die and then did some ink blending.  I started with the bottom of the front panel by sponging Lemon Lime Twist on the bottom.  It wasn't quite lime enough so I sponged a little Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink over the Lemon-Lime Twist lightly towards the bottom and heavier towards the middle.  I sponged some SU Bermuda Bay Ink over the top part of the Cracked Pistachio to darken it a little bit.  I then started at the very top with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink darker at the top and lighter as I came down toward the Bermuda Bay.  What a crazy combination of inks.. right?  I squirted a little water on it from my Distress sprayer and dabbed it with a Paper Towel.  It lightened a little more than I wanted it to so I ink blended a little more of the colors onto the spots.  Crazy background series but still fun to do. lol  I added the background to a panel of Black Swiss Dot Cardstock that was included in the kit and then added that to an A2 Cardbase of Gina K Designs 100# Turquoise Sea Heavy Base Weight Cardstock.   I honestly can't seem to make a cardbase out of cardstock that is not 100 or 110# cover weight anymore.  80# cardstock just seems so flimsy to me now.  I cut the "Hedgehog Hollow Die "Sweet" out of the same Turquoise Sea Cardstock three times and once I cut it out using a scrap piece of SU Black Cardstock.  I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue dotted on the back of each of the layers to stack the word and used the black on the very bottom of the die offset a little for contrast.  Once I decided where I wanted the "Sweet" on my card, I positioned the "you're so" from the Hedgehog Hollow Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set in my Misti and stamped it in Versafine Black Ink and then clear embossed it.  I adhered the "Sweet" on the card with more of the Tombow glue after my stamping and embossing was done.  The popsicles and ice cream were added with SU Dimensionals on the lower part of the card.  I used my SU Black Stampin Write marker to add a few splatters on the bottom... I always seem to get more than I intend to!  lol  Finally I added a few purple, turquoise and black sequins to finish off the card front.   The kit comes with an awesome color collection of Pretty Pink Posh sequins but I didn't use them because they didn't match the SIP color challenge colors.  I'll use them on other cards though... I'm sure! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SIP #151 ABCs and 123s - Blend of Concord & 9th and Stampin Up! Stamp Sets

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  At some point Monday, I thought I might not survive work but here I am and I did!  lol  Hopefully Tuesday will be a much better day!  It's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.  This week's SIP Challenge is ABCs and 123s.

I decided to use my new Stampin' Up! Stamp Set for lettering called "Make A Difference".  It was one of the new stamp sets from the 2018-2019 SU catalog that I got on preorder and I love it!

If you follow my blog you know that I'm all over the place with my love of all things Stamping.  The big gorgeous rose (Painted Rose) is from Concord & 9th as is the fabulous background (Everyday Tintables Card Pack).  But my big surprise... is this new Stampin' Up! Make a Difference stamp set!  It is awesome!  So for this card I started out with my background by using Purple Tape to mask off rows on one of my Everyday Tintables Card Pack so that I could ink blend with Distress Ink every other double row.  I used Mustard Seed Distress Ink for the Ink blending.  Once I was happy with my stripes I cut the panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  I had a beautiful sheer green scrap of ribbon that I tied around the panel prior to adhering to an Old Olive side folding A2 card base.  The outline of the painted rose was stamped with Versamark onto Watercolor Paper and heat embossed in white.  I watercolored with Distress Inks my focal Image.   Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw Distress Inks were used on the rose and Peeled Paint for the leaves. Once it was completely dry I also sponged a little of the same inks onto the rose and leaves to add more depth.  The coordinating die was used to cut it out and it was adhered with Dimensionals.  I snuck a partial piece of a SU White Pearlized Doily under the rose.  You can never go wrong with a hint of a Doily... right??  The Mom was created with the lettering from the Make A Difference Stamp Set in Old Olive on Whisper White Cardstock.  I cut it out with a Layering Oval Framelit and matted it with a Scalloped Old Olive Die Cut of the same set.  I finished this one off with 3 of the Sparking Clear Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

So back to that Make a Difference Stamp Set, not only does it have some gorgeous lettering and numbering choices but it also has some fabulous back of the card stamps for Handmade by, #Makeacard, #Sendacard, etc.  It is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.  How cool is it to be able to stamp your address on the card, stamp any sentiment you want to put together, etc.  Sooooo much fun!  I'm a believer in this one!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop Theme Challenge - Florals

Hello and Welcome to the May Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop!  This month we have a Theme Challenge of Florals!  I love flowers, don't you??  There are sooo many options using Stampin' Up! products for flowers!  I am anxious to see what everyone creates!

If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing!  If you are starting with my blog, I certainly hope you'll hop all the way through and check out all of the awesome inspiration from the Design Team.  I am inspired each month as I hop through and I'm sure you will be too!

I have been trying to catch up on some of my Scrapbooking of our Grandkids so although I am typically drawn to adding flowers to many of my pages, trying to kind a picture that I needed to scrap to use with florals was a little harder than I expected.  Finally I found a picture of Taylor and Laken from a photo shoot a few years ago and noticed there were some yellow wild flowers in the field.  This seemed like a perfect excuse to add flowers and to use one of the new Stampin' Up! In Colors!

The photograph that I chose to use was taken on such a super hot day that I felt that like I needed to create a few sunrays.  Instead of having the rays radiate down onto the photograph, I chose to have it radiate out of the photo.  Of course if you have children, or like me have grandchildren, they really are the sunshine of your life!  I used some Therm O Web icraft purple tape,  similar to painters tape or washi tape,  to tape off my sections.  I use this tape because I hate to waste my Washi Tape!  You can use the same pieces over and over to do this.  I used the new Stampin' Up! In Color of Pineapple Punch on Stampin' Up! sponges to sponge in my sun rays.. it's such a pretty vibrant yellow!

I also tried to recreate some of the grass and wild flowers that we saw that day! For the flowers I used the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch, The Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies, The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, and the Leaf Punch.  I did my journaling along the Sunshine Rays as that helps me to keep my handwriting straight.  For the flowers and leaves I used Whisper White, Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, and Old Olive.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll continue on the hop by clicking the name right after mine on the Blog Roll.  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

PCC292 Sketch Challenge with Hero Arts May 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm spending the day off with Jeff today!  He's on vacation all week so I picked a couple of slow work days to take off with him.  I'm thinking we may get caught up on a little work on our landscaping.  He really enjoys working outside and always loves when I am out there with him!  Jeff really loves rose bushes.  He's always finding another spot we can put one! 

Well since today is Wednesday, it's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  I didn't get a card made in time for last week's challenge so I'm happy I was able to create a design team card for this one!  It's a fun sketch of a square card and I love square cards :)

I was thrilled to get my Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit a few days ago and so of course I pulled it out for this fun sketch!

I love trees and I love silhouettes so this is a super fun stamp set for me.  There are literally so many awesome stamps and dies in this kit!  I should have a blast creating.  I used some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink as well as Broken China Distress Ink to create the background of my card as well as the background of the focal image and even the strip used on the sentiment.  Of course I can't use Distress Inks without misting and dabbing for that cool speckled look.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, May 10, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop On The Red Carpet

Hello!  It's that time again.....time for another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  Can you believe it?  It's already the second Thursday in May!  Wow this year is flying by!   This month's theme "On The Red Carpet" can be interpreted different ways as you may have already noticed if you've already been hopping!  If you are starting with me, I hope you'll take the time to hop along and check out all of the cool inspiration!  For me On The Red Carpet means the Stars of the Show are coming out and I really believe the new Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Suite is one of the Stars of the Show!  So..... that being said, that is the suite I'm sharing with you today!

My cards and project today were made for my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day.  She loves my cards and mentioned a few weeks ago that she needed some thank you cards so I thought this adorable little clutch and card set would really be appreciated.  I added velvet ribbon handles to my clutch but my inspiration came from a Pinterest post by Jan Farring at Jan's Stamping Creations.  For her awesome tutorial click here!  She has detailed instructions and pictures for making the clutch.

I have two cards and two envelopes on each of the two inside pockets of the purse.  If I hadn't used so much dimension and had fewer layers I'm sure I could have fit three or even four on each side!

I love when you have Designer Series Paper that really is the star of your card!  You really don't have to add too much stamping!  Here's a look of each of the four cards, all made with the same sheet of two-sided DSP.  It is such gorgeous paper!

I used the Share What You Love Cardstock Pack and chose Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry colors since they matched the DSP so beautifully!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Up next is my good friend and partner in crime Andrea Tracy-Tucker!  Just click her name on the Blog Roll and you'll be there!

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