Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SIP #147 Color It Challenge with Gina K Designs Stippled Flowers Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I'm finally feeling better.  Yay!!  It took two trips to the Doctor with a total of four shots and seven prescriptions but I finally am feeling alive!  And almost as wonderful, it is actually warming up and I actually feel like I could enjoy being outside some!  Thank goodness!

So this week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a Color It Challenge!  

I finally pulled out my Gina K Designs Stippled Flowers Bundle.  I needed to make a card for Jeff's Mom's birthday and it has such lovely flowers as well as a beautiful Happy Birthday in this set!

I did some stamping and coloring.. can you tell?  Some flowers were stamped with Versamark and embossed in white and others were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossed.  I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock for all of my stamping.  It really takes water well.  You can't soak it as much as watercolor paper but it is definitely the next best thing and it is such a beautiful white color.  (I also use it for my Distress Ink Blended backgrounds!)  The Embossing on the Bristol Smooth helps me with watercoloring because it gives me a raised edge to contain my color.  I used Kuretake Zig Clean Color Markers for all of my coloring.  The cool thing about stamping and embossing ahead of time is that I could sit in the living room with Jeff and color while we watched television.  Obviously I was a little more involved with the coloring than the television watching but at least I was in the same room with him.  After coloring I decided that the light purple was my favorite so I used those to make Jeff's Mom's card.  I think my second favorite was the white embossed flowers so I'll probably make something from those next!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PCC288 Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge Rustic Floral with Stampin Up! Love What You Do

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I am still not feeling well.. I really wish these medications would kick in.  You'd think after 2 shots and 3 prescriptions that I would have some relief.  Why is it that any kind of sickness seems worse on me the older I get.  This is a sinus infection and I've had them so many times over the years.  I can't remember ever feeling this bad with just a sinus infection.  Last year I had strep throat and I swear I felt like I had the flu.  I was literally in bed for 3 or 4 days.  Are the germs getting worse or is this me getting old??  Crazy!  

Well back to business, right?  It's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week we have an Inspiration Challenge for a Rustic Floral Arrangment.

I went really simple.. since I'm not really feeling well anyway.  And... I just received today my Stampin' Up! Preorder which included the Love What You Do Stamp Set.  

I love the watercolor look background stamp in the set.... it has so much texture on it.  I used Powder Pink on it for a soft background.  I stamped the sentiment over it with Lovely Lipstick.  After the fact I felt like I should have stamped it in Black.  Oh well... again don't feel good so I'm not starting over. lol  The flowers were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and quickly colored with copics. I then used a rectangle stitched die to cut out the panel.   I added some clear Wink of Stella over the flowers once finished for some shimmer.  I adhered some Stampin' Up! sequins with Glitter Glue to finish it off.  The front panel was added to the Gray Woodgrain Cardbase with Tombow Multipurpse Glue. I really love how easy it is to make a quick card with this set!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina    

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2018

Even though I haven't felt well the last couple of days I had to take just a little bit of time to play with my Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit for April!  I absolutely adore Cactus anything so this is definitely the kit for me!  This one is a winner!

I did some ink blending with two of the inks included in the kit (Fiesta red and yellow)  as well as some Walnut Stain Distress Ink toward the bottom.  All of the Cacti as well as the Bird were stamped in Memento onto Neenah Classic 110# Crest Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copics.  I used the coordinating dies in the kits to cut everything out and adhered some with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive and some with Foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped in the upper right using Versafine Black Onyx Ink and then clear embossed.  I added some Burlap Ribbon strips on the top upper left with tear tape.  The black mini sequin trim was added with Multi Medium Matt Adhesive.

That was it for this one.  Time to take my medicine and hit the bed.

Thanks for stopping by!   Blessings, Tina

SIP #146 Theme Challenge - Food or Drink with Hero Arts It's Fiesta Time!

Hey There!  I sure hope it is warm where you live...  the weather has been loco lately!  It's been super cold and rainy in Middle Tennessee and as usual for this time of year... I have a sinus infection.  I went to the Doctor and got two shots and three prescriptions hoping that this thing will take a hike and stay gone!  Ugh!  I felt so bad on Monday I almost didn't make my Design Team card for the new SIP challenge but I remembered that I just got my Hero Arts monthly goodies so I went for it. 

The April My Monthly Hero is so adorable and so are some of the add-on sets!  I used the It's Fiesta Time Stamp and coordinating dies (these were both kit add-ons)  for this card.  It has some super cute images and sentiments in it.

I used Brusho Crystal Color in Brilliant Red and Gamboge (orange) and water on Bristol Smooth Cardstock for the background.  They are a lot of fun to use and a tiny bit messy! lol  The Chihuahua Taco and the Hot Sauce were also stamped on Bristol Smooth and colored with Copics.  I am NOT an expert Copic Colorist but I give it the old college try. lol  The sentiment was stamped on the completely dry background with Versafine Ink and heat embossed in clear.  Super simple card but I think it's pretty stinkin' cute!  I hope you think so too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop - Pastels!!

Hello and Welcome to the April Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and are ready for some awesome scrapbooking inspiration!  

I need you to bear with me on two points... #1 I'm still scrapping some of my pictures from my last cruise.. I know you've seen a lot of them.  I'm sorry!  #2 It was storming all day on Saturday so I was unable to get good lighting for the photos.  I apologize for the poor quality picture!  I tried I promise!  

Since the theme was pastel, I picked a Black and White photograph so that the color of our clothing didn't clash with the soft color theme.  I love the sentiment from the High Tide Stamp Set and thought it was a perfect compliment to the scene I made with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

I love that you can use the scallop die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies upside down for the waves of the sea.  I actually cut them out of whisper white cardstock and then sponged Soft Sky Ink instead of using soft sky cardstock.  The background was sponged on Whisper White as well.  I used Powder Pink on the bottom and more of the Soft Sky Ink on the upper part of the sky.  The sentiment was stamped in Soft Sky Ink and then stamped in Versamark and then clear embossed it.   The new Stamparatus makes it so super easy to do!  After I cut strips of the Sahara Sand Cardstock I tore it pretty wavy to resemble sand dunes. I matted both the 4 x 6" photo and the 4 x 6" scene on 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" Soft Sky Cardstock. I sponged the edges of the mats with Soft Sky Ink to help them to stand out from the background of the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  I loved that the pattern on this DSP was a soft sky and white chevron subtle design that allowed the die cuts to still show up and didn't compete with them.  I finished this off with some Basic Pearl Jewels and some Iridescent Sequins scattered around the page.  Of course I had to add some hidden journaling under my beach side scene.  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies to make my tag and cut off the bottom end to make a wide tag.  A handheld 1/8" circle punch was used to punch a hole in the tag.  Some white seam binding threaded through the hole with a bow of Linen Thread completed the tag.

I was super happy with how it all turned out and I hope you enjoyed it as well.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has created!  This is such an amazing group of scrapbookers and all have such varied styles!  I am honored to be a part of the group and am inspired each month!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up is  Sharon Dalton's blog!                              

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

MFT Card Challenges - Sketch Challenge #380 with Seaside Seagulls!

I absolutely fell in love with these adorable MFT Stamps Seaside Seagulls the moment I saw them!  Well.... I finally got them!  Yay me!  MFT Sketch Challenge #380 seemed a perfect excuse to ink them up!  Why not, right??

My only regret is not using a bigger circle.. lol  

I'm not sure which I love more these adorable Seagulls or the sentiments!  

Thanks so much for checking my card out.  Blessings, Tina

OSAT Blog Hop Pocket Full of Posies

Hello friends!  It's already the second Thursday in April.  Can you believe it?  This year is really going by so fast!  I'm super excited about this month's One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop theme.... Pocket Full of Posies...isn't that fun??!  I love flowers and could have gone with many sets that would have been fun but I love the little flowers in the Jar of Love stamp set so I decided to use it!  

So I decided to go really literal with the pocket. lol  Stampin' Up! has an adorable pocket stamp and die set but I don't own it... what was I thinking?  I'm sure I need it!  So for my pocket I used the largest of the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  How do you like the cool denim look of the cardstock?  Well I used a piece of white cardstock and ran my Dapper Denim Ink Pad right across it to make it, pad to paper, to get this look.  Once the ink was dry I cut my square out. I used a white gel pen to draw in some stitches that showed up a little more than the stiches in the die.   I used tear tape on the back of the square on the sides and bottom and attached it to a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP.  I then started stamping some of the flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set.  The largest flower was stamped in Powder Pink for the light portion and Blushing Bride for the darker portion.  The small flowers were stamped in Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  The leaves and greenery were stamped in Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz.  I added some of the glitter enamel dots in the yellow flowers.  For the Sentiment "For You" and "Enjoy" I used the Tabs for Everything Stamp Set and the Circle Tab Punch was used to punch it out.  I adhered on both sides of the pocket with glue dots.  I adhered the card front on a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Powder Pink Cardstock and then mounted that on a Top Folding Heavy Weight Whisper White card base.  

Isn't the jar adorable.  It's a treat holder as you'll see in the picture below.  

For my project I made a jar Hershey Nugget Treat Holder.  Of course, you could make wider tabs on the sides and bottom to hold 4 nuggets or even use wider ribbon or burlap to hold 4 nuggets stacked 2 high or 8 nuggets ( 4 on a wider bottom stacked 2 high).  The possibilities are endless.  I made a super simple one to give you an idea of what you can do.  The flowers were stamped in the same colors as the ones on the card.  The jar was stamped in Pool Party and the water for the bottom of the jar was stamped in Soft Sky Ink.  (I will be so sad to see Soft Sky Ink retire!)

As you can see, I added a tab on the bottom.  I also added one to both sides.  I took a 3" x 3/4" strip of Whisper White Cardstock and scored it at 1", 1 1/2" and 2".  I folded it and adhered the 1" sides to the back of each of the 2 cut jars with tear tape.  I also added the same size tabs to each of the sides and adhered Burlap Ribbon with tear tape around it to hide the side tabs.  I made sure that the Hershey Nuggets fit in snuggly before enforcing the adhesive on the tear tape.  Once I was sure it fit, I cut the burlap ribbon right at the seam of the back of the front jar and tied some Linen Thread around it and tied it in a bow on the front.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  The Blog Roll is listed below.. just click on Melissa Davies name as she is next up on the hop and will likely have some super cool to share!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

SIP Challenge #145 Ombre with Coffee Helps

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  It was soooo cold here this past weekend.  It's so hard to believe that it's April and still this cold.  It even snowed in some places nearby where we live.  This is definitely out of character for a Middle Tennessee April!   I am soooo ready for warm weather!  I'm hoping we will have it very soon! 

Well it is another Tuesday so you know what that means... it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  This week's challenge is Ombre!  One of my favorite Distress Ink techniques!

I have to be honest.. I love the Ombre look but this color combination is a little out of my comfort zone.  I would usually go for a blue ombre since I have so many distress inks in blue.  Obviously you can use any type of  ink to make an ink blended background but I think distress inks blend so beautifully and especially on Bristol Smooth Cardstock!  I decided that since I wanted to do a coffee theme I would go with yellow to orange using Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade for my colors.

I adore this sentiment from this coffee set from Fun Stamper's Journey.  I purchased this from my FSJ friend and coach Jeanne Bobish.  She was sweet enough to send me their new Spring to Summer Stamp Set and knowing that I love all things coffee.. there were a couple of sets I had to have.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SIP #144 Birthday Challenge with Gina K Wreath Builder Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope you had a great weekend and have survived Monday!  We have such a fun (and easy) challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!  Who doesn't need birthday cards.. this is my kind of challenge! lol

I finally got my Gina K Wreath Builder Bundle!  It really is a LOT of fun!  I may have gone a little crazy with the Little Things Rainbow Gems by Lucy's Cards. 

Isn't it cute??  There are sooooo many options with the amazing wreath builder template.  I may be in my craft room for the next three days making wreaths!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, April 2, 2018

World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop!  This is the first time I've participated in this hop and I'm super excited.  I've read quite a bit about Autism in the last few days while preparing for this hop.  I found out that the color for Autism is Blue and that there are many cities and buildings participating in the Light It Up Blue for Autism.  I knew that I didn't have any puzzle piece or light bulb stamp sets or punches..... both are symbols of Autism.  That being said, I definitely have lots of Blue Cardstocks and inks so I lit my card up blue!

For my card I used two the Stampin' Up! stamp sets "You've Got This" for the sentiment and "Hold On To Hope" and coordinating "Cross Of Hope" framelits for the images.   The Paper is from the "Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper".  The Cardstock Used is Night of Navy and Soft Sky.  The Ribbon is the "Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon".  I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  The sequins are from Mermaid Shaker Mix Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter My Friends..Easter Card using WPlus9 Modern Calla Lilies and He Is Risen

Hello My Friends!  I want to wish you all a Very Happy Easter and share an Easter Card I made using two awesome stamp sets from WPlus9.  I adore the palm branches and calla lilies in the Modern Calla Lillies Stamp Set and the sentiments in He Is Risen is the perfect compliment!

The background paper is from a 6x6" Paper Pack from Altenew called Reflection.  It has some of the most gorgeous papers and I probably should pick up another pad before it is no longer available!

Below is a quote that I saw on Facebook and loved. It is so true!  

Again Happy Easter and I hope you have time to spend with your family and contemplate what God has done for us!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop May Good Things Grow

Hello and Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop highlighting the fabulous March PP Kit called May Good Things Grow!  This is probably one of my very favorite kits!  So many fabulous options with this one!!  

I'm not sure how you change things up with a Paper Pumpkin kit, but I always start by making a card or project as kitted first.  This gives me an opportunity to decide what I love about the kit first.  I have to tell you that this month was so awesome as designed but it was also very versatile and had so much product that allowed for a lot of options!  

I was all over the place with this kit!  I could have made cards forever!  lol

I made some cards that strictly used items from the kit, others added a punch and one added a stamp and die bundle.

If I were to have a nickname it would likely be Tone-on-Tone Tina!  lol  I love using that technique for a fun background.  In these two pictured cards, I used stamps from the kit to stamp the background.  On the card on the left everything was from the kit with the exception of the Tailored Tag Punch used for the sentiment and the Fresh Fig and Crumb Cake Ink.  The card on the right was exclusively Kitted Product except for the addition of the Fresh Fig Ink. 

The card pictured above used products from the kit except for the addition of the Fresh Fig Ink for the sentiment. I loved the gift of the wooden elements from the kit  So much fun!

This had a little more added with the stamped bird from the Petal Palette Stamp Set and cut out with the Petals and More coordinating dies.  The greenery is from the same die set as was the strip behind the label die.  I also added the Fresh Fig Ink as I did more Tone-on-Tone Stamping for the background.  I added some of the enclosed White Twine across the top of this one.  I love twine!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PCC286 Sketch Challenge with Concord & 9th Hi There Bear!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm back over at the Paper Craft Crew with a card for a new fun sketch!  Hope you'll stop by and check out all of the Design Team's Inspiration!

Here's the sketch..

Believe it or not, I didn't stray too far from the sketch this time.. Gasp!  It's a miracle!  lol

This was a quick and super easy card with the help of a premade card base, a piece of DSP, and coordinating Cardstock and a little stamping with the fun Concord & 9th Hi There Bear Stamp Set.    Sometimes a fun simple card can be a lot of fun and help you to feel like you've accomplished something quickly.  I love these card bases and will certainly be super sad when I've used them all! 

Have a wonderful day and a great week!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SIP #143 Basket of Flowers with Concord & 9th Posie Fill In and Banners & Blooms Bundles

Hi There! Hope you're week is off to a fantastic start!  This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a fun new theme Challenge called "Basket of Flowers"  

My Basket of Flowers is definitely a "loose" interpretation!  lol  

I just got this adorable Concord & 9th Posie Fill In Bundle and I really thought the background looked a lot like a basket.... That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  lol  I stamped the Background on SU Crumb Cake Cardstock tone-on-tone with Crumb Cake Ink.  The edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink as well.  Since I stamped it on Crumb Cake all of the Flowers and Leaves were stamped and/or die cut separately and glued on.  Actually some of the flowers were popped up on Dimensionals.  I used Old Olive for the stamped Leaves and the card base.  The foliage diecuts were cut out of a scrap of Mossy Meadow (retired SU) cardstock.  The flowers were stamped with Blushing Bride onto Pink Pirouette Cardstock.  The center was stamped with Flirty Flamingo and I used a scrap of Rose Red behind the die cut center.  The banner was from the Banners & Blooms Bundle.  I'm determined to have a LOT of birthday cards this year.  I never seem to have enough.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

PCC285 Color Challenge - Coffee Because Adulting is Hard!

I've had a heck of a couple of days at work.  Today I was finally introduced to my new boss and 5 co-workers were fired all in the same day.  I really didn't have a lot of inspiration tonight to make a card for my Design Team project for Paper Craft Crew but somehow I pulled it together..  Here are the colors for the challenge.  You can pick 3 of these if you'd like to enter this week!

So my inspiration came from what else.. coffee!  I love coffee and today adulating really did seem hard so this is what I came up with.

The coffee cups were from a Gina Marie Coffee Stamp Set.  The Coffee Die and the Adulting is Hard Sentiment are both from Cas-ual Fridays Coffee Cup Fri-dies and Coffee Talk Stamp Set

The water coloring was done with Distress Inks at first.. Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord.  I made the shadows with Zig Clean Color Markers and then darkened up the purple and turquoise with them as well.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SIP #142 Color Challenge - Gray, Aqua and Lime!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm back over with my friends at Stamp, Ink, Paper with my take on a color challenge this week!

My goal this week was to use some stamp sets that I have NEVER used!  I'm embarrassed to say there are a lot of those never inked stamp sets..... too many!!! 

So for this card I used a FSJ bundle called Dreams Follow for the butterflies and flowers.  The "hello" die is from Concord & 9th's Everyday Bundle.  I thought the peek through of the words showing the gray was a good way to bring more of the gray into the card.  

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, March 18, 2018

March Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop with Sketch Inspiration!

Hello and welcome the March Edition of Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop! This month we have a very cool scrapbook page sketch to inspire you!

So I ordered one of those DNA kits from Ancestry.com a couple of months ago and I recently received my results along with some DNA matches of probable 3rd and 4th cousins.  It was all very interesting so I decided to start a Family Tree on their website.  One thing led to another and before you know it I was about 5 hours into it one evening and was mesmerized by all of the information available on their website.  One of the coolest things that I saw was a scanned copy of my Grandparents wedding license... how awesome is that??!!  As I was deciding what photo to use on my page I ran across this picture of those same Grandparents at their 50th Wedding Anniversary and was excited to use it!  

Of course I'm still using the fabulous Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit!  It was perfect for adding some fun cake and floral layers to my page.  Since the picture is an old one I really wanted to give the page a subtle vintage background look.  I used Crumb Cake to sponge the edges and used stamped off Crumb Cake and Powder Pink to stamp the new SAB "Eclectic Expressions" images on the background.  I pulled out the awesome Number of Years stamp and Die set for the 50th anniversary title..... I love this set!!!  I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits for the "amazing" over the 50th Anniversary because anyone that makes it to a 50th must be amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Below is our blog roll with all of the other Bloggers listed.. remember you are at Tina Riddle's blog now so just click the next in line.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SIP #141 - Sketch Challenge with SU This Little Piggy

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a fabulous start.  It was a messy rainy softball weekend for us.  We drove to Chattanooga to watch our sweet Taylor Rose play ball.  She loves softball so much and is really improving every year!  This was her first tournament this season and had a really good start!  Of course after my hubby, my kids and grandkids, scrapbooking and card making are definitely filling up my spare time.  This  week I'm back over at Stamp, Ink, Paper with a Design Team Card for this week's challenge.  

What a fun sketch right?  So many possibilities with this one!  I decided to finally use a stamp set that had never been inked up... This Little Piggy by Stampin' Up!  I've seen so many adorable cards with it so it's hard to believe I've never used it!

I stamped my adorable flying pig with SU Archival Black Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I love Bristol Smooth for light watercoloring where you aren't saturating the cardstock too much!  I used a watered down TH Distress Oxide in Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry for my pig.  The wings were pretty watered down so they were a pale pink.  After the wings dried I used some Clear Wink of Stella to add some glittery shine to them.  I also used some watered down TH Peacock Feathers for the sky.. it was a very light wash.  After everything was dry I used SU Layering Square Framelits to cut it out as well as a black scallop tap and a larger layer of Powder Pink.  I used one of the Tutti-Frutti Cards as my card base.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom with my Stamparatus to make sure that I got a good dark impression.  I have to tell you that I LOVE my Stamparatus.  At first I was a bit skeptical since I already had a Misti that I used most all of the time.  There are so many cool things you can do with the hinged lid that makes it an awesome value.  The stamping plates on the top and side are also very thick and make it easier to get a good dark stamped image.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, March 8, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop Happily Ever After

Hello!  Can you believe it's already the second Thursday in March??  It's time for another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Happily Ever After and I'm sure that means different things to different people.  When I think of happily ever after I think of a wedding that joins two people together with the intent of living the rest of their life happily together!  So with that in mind, I made a wedding card and a mini treat bag that I will use as a gift card holder!

I have to admit that when I first saw the Petal Palette Stamp Set I wasn't sure if I loved it... well let me tell you I do now!  It is absolutely awesome!  So many great sentiments and so many possibilities!  I really REALLY hope that Stampin' Up! will keep this one around!  It is perfect for a Wedding card, a Congratulations card, a Love You card, Thank you card, and it goes on and on and on!  I seriously think this is my favorite stamp set!  

I finished the inside by just adding the congratulations sentiment and part of the branch die from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies cut in the awesome Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  For a list of the products used, please see directly below the blog roll.  You are at Tina Riddle's blog now so to continue on, just click on the next blog!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SIP Challenge #140 - Four Legged Friends with Hero Arts Raining Cats & Dogs

Happy Happy Tuesday!  Is your week going well so far?  We've had soooo much rain lately but we did have a really nice weekend and nice weather on Saturday and Sunday.  We were so happy to see the sun!  Of course now, it's raining again but at least the two days of sun gave our lawn a chance to dry out a little bit!

Well you know it's Tuesday!  Time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  This week it's a Four Legged Friends Challenge and you know I'm all about dogs.. lol  I did throw in a cat for good measure!  I actually love cats too but our dogs don't. :(

I thought I'd do something I rarely do... make a shape card.  I used the Hero Arts Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies. This adorable stamp and die set as well as the Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies, were add ons for a My Monthly Hero Kit last year and the adorable rain stencil was part of the kit!

I love that the dogs have their tongues out... no doubt lapping up some of that rain that is coming down.  lol  I used 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock for my card base.  I cut two of the cloud shapes out but I used my scoreboard to score a little line at the top of the back card to allow the top to swing open.  I used some Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive to adhere the top of the cloud panels together.  I cut another cloud out of Vellum and heat embossed the sentiment on it.  I used my rain mask and some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to add my rain.  I stamped my dogs and cat onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and then clear embossed them.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color them and as you can see.. I didn't add a lot of color... just enough that they weren't completely plain.  I used my Plus Permanent Vellum Glue Tape Dispenser to adhere my vellum in a few places.  I'm really loving that it works pretty well and hardly shows.  I do try to cover up the adhesive when possible but it is more invisible than most adhesive for vellum.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina