Sunday, September 8, 2019

Christmas Card with Stampin' Up! Cup of Christmas Bundle and Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set

If you know me at all you know how much I LOVE coffee!  I have soooo many coffee stamp and die sets that I wasn't 100% sure if I needed it.  Well let me tell you... I did!  The dies are gorgeous on their own!  I may be able to use up a lot of retired Christmas DSP and patterned paper with these and the candy cane is adorbs!  

There are also two awesome little tag shaped dies that are perfect to punch a small hole in and die onto a cup handle with twine.  The stamp set has two super cute little stamps that say enjoy or yum but I may not use this one with a gift or gift card so I decided to use the adorable Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set and stamped the "believe" sentiment and cut it into a tag. For this card I used some retired Lawn Fawn Christmas patterned paper but these would be super cute with any Christmas themed paper I think!  Isn't that candy cane from the dies just so adorable!!!

Christmas card with Unity Stamp Co. A Joyous Season Sentiment Kit from October 2016

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I wanted to take a minute to share the beautiful Stamp Set I chose from Unity as my gift for participating in Growing in Unity!  It's such a fun Christmas set (which of course I can always use!) called A Joyous Season Sentiment Kit from October 2016!

I really wanted to make a card  but I hadn't felt very good today and walked into my Craft Room trying to find something easy when I noticed two things!  The first thing was an ink blended panel that I made a couple of weeks ago and hadn't used.  The second thing was this awesome A Joyous Season Sentiment Kit.  How simple was it to stamp a couple of images in Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto the Ink blended panel and add the sentiment.  So simple I felt a little guilty.. lol  I clear embossed the sentiment I stamped from the kit to make it stand out just a bit more.  I cut the panel out with a Stitched Rectangle and matted it in Black and ran some black and white twine around it before adding it to a 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  

Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, August 26, 2019

Christmas Card Fever ... On a Roll

Happy Monday!  I was on a roll with Christmas Cards this weekend!  I am determined to not get to the first of December without my cards done this year.  I have to tell you that I am absolutely in love with New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog that goes live on September 4th!  I feel so blessed to be a demostrator and be able to preorder some of these and start playing around with them early.  I know I should be working on Halloween and Fall cards but I am so much more of a Christmas kinda gal!  The last couple of cards I made were with Toile Christmas bundle so I decided to let the gorgeous dies from the Beautiful Boughs Dies be the showcase on this card.

I used the colors from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP.. Night of Navy, Shadded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set and was embossed in Gold to showcase the gold stripe in the plaid DSP.  I used some scraps of Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip Cardstock for the pine cones.  I used a LOT of cardstock on this one.. I just couldn't seem to be done with my matts and layers this time. lol  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Female Cardinal Toile Christmas Bundle Card

Hello and Happy Sunday Funday!  I've had a nice quiet and peaceful morning but thought I'd try antoher Christmas Card with the Toile Cardinal Bundle.  I had to google female cardinals  and I think I did a decent job for my first one  but I definitely will need to work a little on this.  Maybe for the next one I will attempt to watercolor it.  For this time I used my Stampin' Blends.

I stamped the cardinal in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.  For the red, I used the dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend along with a little of the Light Crumb Cake and the Color Lifter.  For the limb I used the darked Crumb Cake, Light Mossy Meadow and the dark Poppy Parade and again used the Color Lifter to move some of the color around a bit.  After die-cutting them I decided to do a little extra fussy cutting around the feet of my bird so that he would look like he was actually sitting on the branch.  I think that little bit of extra fussy cutting really made such a difference.  

Have a blessed Sunday!  Tina

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My First Christmas Card of 2019 - Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog Preorder!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I received my Stampin' Up! Preorder for 2019 Holiday Catalog yesterday and I could not wait to create!  This catalog is sooo awesome!  I seriously want pretty much every single thing in it!  I was able to keep my order down to just three bundles, 2 DSP packs and 2 ribbon spools.  Believe me, it was NOT easy!   For my first Christmas Card of the year I used the Toile Christmas bundle, Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper and the Beautiful Boughs Dies from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle!  What do you think??

I  used my Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a layer of the Toile Tidings DSP and layered onto an  A2 card base of Garden Green Cardstock.   I added a smaller Stitched Rectangle Layer of Vellum in the center of the Toile to soften it.  I stamped the Cardinal and branch with berries onto Whisper White Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black Stampin' Blends to color in the Cardinal and the branch.  The coordinating dies were used to cut out both the Cardinal and the branch.   I used some scraps of Garden Green Cardstock to cut some greenery using the Beautiful Boughs Dies.  The branch and greenery with adhered with Multipurpose Adhesive and Dimensionals were used to pop up the Cardinal.  I stamped the Christmas Wishes sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out and popped it up on the lower left side to finish it off.  I absolutely love Cardinals and thought this turned out super pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, August 5, 2019

Growing in Unity Winners

Hi friends!  This is just a super quick post to announce that the Growing in Unity winners for last week are ..... drum roll please.......

Lisa Mueller
Wilma DeG

Please contact me with your address so I can give it to Unity so they can mail you your prize package!

Thanks for all of the love and comments last week!  I am blessed!


Friday, August 2, 2019

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Well friends this is my last Growing in Unity Day!  For my last card I went to my first love.... Coffee!  Yes, I love all things coffee and probably have every coffee themed stamp that Unity has made.  Today I used the One Sip At a Time Stamp Set.

This was such a simple card to make.  I stamped the coffee cup image with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on a sheet of Bristol Smooth cardstock.   Once dry, I watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Once colored I used the one of the light gray Zigs to ground it.  I stamped the sentiment on the lower left side with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then clear embossed it.  I cut the panel to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and added it to the right side of a piece of patterned paper that measured 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  I then added that to an A2 cardbase of 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock.  I finished it off with 3 Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments all week!  Stay tuned as I'll be announcing the 2 winners of the Unity Prize Packs in a few days!  

Blessings, Tina

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Growing in Unity Day 4

Hello!  Can you believe it is already Thursday?  My Growing in Unity Week has flown by but has been so much fun!  I love having a reason to be creative every day!

Today's card is a combination of the Hit The Brick Background Stamp and two stamps from the May  May 2017 Kit of the Month (free your dreams).   I love background stamps and this is one of my favorites.   My vision was of a limb hanging in front of an old brick building with birds.  I actually have many Unity stamps with birds so I had a hard time deciding which to use.  I love birds... birds on a limb, birds on a wire, just any birds!  I finally decided on these beautiful large birds from the Kit of the Month  because they were the perfect size!

For my background I stamped the Hit the Brick Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on to Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then stamped it in SU Gray Granite Ink.  The Versamark helped the ink stay sticky so that I could Clear Emboss the image.  I ink blended Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink over the embossed the image and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  I double mounted the panel on skinny layers of Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Cardstock.   The birds on a limb image was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx Ink onto more of the Bristol Smooth Cardstock and was clear embossed.   I watercolored the image with an Aqua Painter and Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Hickory Smoke, and Weathered Wood.  Once it was dry, I used my paper snips to fussy cut it and adhered it directly to the front of the panel with Gina K Connect Glue.    The Hello Friend sentiment was also from the same Kit of the Month and was stamped in more of the Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto a scrap of White Cardstock.  I cut it at an angle and adhered it to the front panel on the upper left side.  The matted panel was attached to an A2 cardbase of 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock.  I ran some black and white twine along the fold and tied it into a bow in the upper left corner to finish it off.  I really love the way it turned out!

Thansk so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to comment for a chance to win one of two Unity Prize Packs!    Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Growing in Unity 2019 - Day 3

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  It's Day 3 of my Growing in Unity Week!  I made a simple birthday card today because I'm always needing birthday cards!!  The Unity Stamp Sets used on today's card are Holy Cow and  Barn Wall stamp sets.

This is such a simple card and I think the Barn Wall Background stamp gives it a fun masculine feel. The Barn Wall was stamped onto Soft Suede Cardstock using Soft Suede Ink for a fun tone-on-tone look.  It was layered onto 80# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock.  I ran a piece of ribbon around the two layers and adhered it to the back before mounting the layers onto a Basic Black Cardstock A2 Card Base.   Both the Cow and sentiment image were stamped in Versafine Black Onyx Ink onto 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock and then cut out with Square Framelits.  I matted the square with a scallop in Black Cardstock.  I added Dimensionals onto the top and bottom of the square avoiding the section where the ribbon would be.  I tied a piece of Linen Thread into a knot around the ribbon on the left side of the cow panel.  I ran the Linen Thread through a brown button and tied it into a simple bow on the front of the button.  Two mini glue dots were adhered to the back of the button to keep it in place.  

Here's the inside of the card using another of the sentiments from the stamp set.....

 I'm always in need of masculine birthday cards so I thought this one was perfect!  

Make sure you comment for a chance to win one of two Unity Prize Packs this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Growing In Unity 2019 - Day 2

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's Day 2 of my Growing in Unity Week.   The stamp set I used is "Sweet Elle".  This is the 2nd baby shower card I've made with this cute stamp set.  One of the things I LOVE about it is that you can use it for a baby boy or girl and that you can coordinate it with the colors of the nursery.  This card was made for my daughter's baby shower for a baby girl using Blush and Navy...   When my daughter opened the gift, she commented immediately on the colors being the colors of the nursery.  Isn't that the coolest??

I did some basic Copic Coloring... I'm certainly not a Copic Expert!  I love that the stamp set already has the Elephant grounded... so no need to create shadows!  I stamped it on Neenah Classic Solar White 80# Cardstock and then matted it on Navy Blue Cardstock.  I used a piece of Patterned Paper in Blush and gold in the background and matted it on more Navy Cardstock.  I ran a piece of Blush ribon around the back patterned paper layer first and then added the top stamped panel with Dimensionals at the top and the bottom of the rectangle.  This two layer card front was mounted on an A2 cardbase of 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please don't forget to comment for a chance to win one of two prize packs from Unity!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, July 29, 2019

Growing in Unity 2019 - Day 1

Hello and Happy Monday!  I'm so excited that today starts my Growing in Unity Week with Unity Stamp Co.  Unity was one of the first on line stamp companies that I found when I first began cardmaking about 15 years ago!  I have loved them ever since that very first day I discovered their fabulous website!!!  My love for them has cetainly grown as they continue to have some of the most beautiful designs and there are so many stamps to choose from!  My first stamps from Unity were from their Itty Bitty Stamp Collection.  Just so you know.. the Itty Bitty Stamps are NOT itty bitty at all.....they are honestly perfect for cardmaking!  This week I'll be using a wide variety of Unity Stamps.  Today's card features the Border Background Stamp Set called "Charm" and a Sentiment Stamp Set called " very grateful"!

One of the things I love so much about Unity stamps is the detail.  This background stamp is a perfect example of such beautiful detail in the image that it really requires very little coloring.  I stamped the image on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  Once dried I used Zig Clean Color Markers to add just a little color and used an Aqua Painter to move the color around.  The fabulous thing about Bristol Smooth Cardstock is that it really allows the water to move the color.   I stamped the sentiment from the so very grateful sentiment set in Versafine Black Onyx Ink on another piece of Bristol Smooth.  I used some Circle Dies to cut out the sentiment and matted it with a piece of  bright Pink Cardstock.  I used rectangle dies to cut out the Charm Border Background Panel and then matted it in the same bright Pink Cardstock and then Black Cardstock before adhereing to an A2 Cardbase of Neenah Classic Solar White 110# Cardstock.  The matted sentiment circle was popped up with Dimensionals in the center of the card front.  Lastly I added 3 Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins to finish it off!

This card is going to a very special person.  My son recently was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and it has really thrown my family into a tail spin.  My son, Wayne, is 32 years old, a former U.S. Marine and as healthy as could be until last Monday.  His fabulous girlfriend and now Fiance,  Kaitlin, has  been right by his side and helping with everything from the very first day.  After 8 days of being in the hospital and now in In-Patient Rehab, she continues to do everything she can to make his room as homey as possible to make things just a little more bearable for him.  I am so very grateful for her heart of gold!  I don't know how we would have made it through all of this without her!  His perfect idea of a proposal wasn't exactly in ICU but plans change and he didn't want to waste another second letting her know what she meant to him!

So Kaitlin, I hope you love your card as much as I loved making it!

Don't forget to comment on my Growing in Unity posts for a chance to win a Unity Prize Package!  I will be chosing two winners from this week's commenters!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, July 11, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop Down on the Farm

Hello and Welcome to the One Stamp At  A Time Down on the Farm Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing on!  If you are starting with me, please make sure that you use the blog roll at the end of the post to continue on for tons of  Stampin' Up! Inspiration!

I used a combination of the Country Home Stamp Set and the Birch Background Stamp.  I've seen the Birch stamp used with many different ink colors but I decided to use it in Early Espresso on Whisper White and I LOVED the look of it.  

I stamped the cotton floral spray onto Whisper White Cardstock and used my Stampin' Blends to color it in.  The Milk Can was stamped on a scrap of Smoky Slate and then highlighted with a Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend to add a little depth on the sides.  I fussy cut it out and attached it with multipurpose adhesive directly under the cotton arrangement. I stamped the label with Hello on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it and attached to the front of the Milk Can.   I added a little Smoky Slate to each side of the ground next to the Milk Can to ground it.  The Stitched Rectangles were used to cut out the panel and it was matted it in Early Espresso.  The front panel of Birch was attached to a top folding Early Espresso Card Base.  I love the stark contrast of the White and Early Espresso.... soooooo pretty!

For my coordinating item, I decided to go with a super simple post-it note holder.  I actually prefer to use mini magnet snaps but I was currently out of them so I went with velco dots.  I added a little Early Espresso on the back of the whisper white to add a little more strength to the top flap.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PCC343 Designer's Choice with Concord & 9th Butterfly Love Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm so sorry I've been MIA lately!  My day job has kept me stressed out and working a lot of hours.  Luckily the amazing Pam Staples announced that this week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge was Designer's Choice!  Oh my how I love Designer's Choice!  I recently purchased a few Concord & 9th goodies and was super excited to use them to create a couple of cards.  I'm a huge fan of anything butterfly so the new Butterfly Love Bundle really called to me!

So my first card was done with subtle colors with touches of Black.  I stamped the turnabout butterfly background in SU Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam.  I added a few black splatters and stamped the sentiment in the lower front in Versafine Black Ink and then Clear Embossed.  The larger butterfly was stamped in Seaside Spray onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut with the coordinating die.  I added a die cut black body for the butterfly.  I adhered the body of the butterfly down with Gina K Connect Glue and then added some Foam Tape under the wings to add dimension.  I adhered the front panel onto a Matt of Basic Black Cardstock and then added that to a card base of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  

For my 2nd card, the turnabout background was stamped tone-on-tone with SU Terra Cotta Tile Ink and Cardstock on all 4 turns.  The large butterfly was also stamped in Terra Cotta Tile but on Whisper White Cardstock.  I added a black die cut body as well as three black small butterflies.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Ink on the bottom of the top panel and then heat embossed.  I added a super thin black matt and a few black ink splatters and then finished it off with three sparkling clear confetti sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SIP #202 Life's a Beach with Stampin Up! Lilypad Lake

Hi There!  I hope your week is off to another good start!  This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a Beach Theme!  

I usually LOVE anything Nautical but as usual I waited until the last minute and didn't have a lot of energy so I went with something pretty simple.

My inspiration started with a shimmer paint spray from Hero Arts that I had lying around and hadn't used.  I had a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and sprayed the cardstock on the lower right corner to see what color it was.  It was just a little too green for me at first so I picked up a bottle of FSJ Cool Pool Silk and added a little in the same corner and then misted it with water using a TH Distress Mister.  I used my heat tool to dry it and then stamped the "Be calm and leave it to God" sentiment from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set in the upper left corner.  I stamped the bird onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using Versafine Black Ink and cut it out with the coordinating Lakeside Framelits.  I adhered my bird... is it a Heron???... onto the lower left as it he is walking into a storm of water.  I used some Emerald Envy Cardstock to Matt my front panel and then mounted all of that onto Basic Black Cardstock.  I added just a few dashes with a black marker where my bird was walking to ground him a bit.  I second guessed myself on that but alas it was too late.  lol  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PCC339 Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm still in the mood to use up some of my DSP and patterned paper so this week's challenge over at The Paper Craft Crew helped me out.  Check out this sketch...

And look at this gorgeous center panel of Patterned Paper from Altenew that I used!

It has so many gorgeous colors in that watercolored rose.  I heat embossed in black onto a scrap of Pink Cardstock,  the sentiment from CZ Designs SSS Simple Sentiments II You are Loved Stamp Set for the side of the panel.  For the butterfly I heat embossed in black the SU Butterfly Gala butterfly onto a scrap of Lavender Cardstock and punched it out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I added a few splatters with a Black marker and 3 PPP Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SIP #201 Color Challenge with SU Butterfly Gala

Hi there!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  My kitchen remodel is almost completely done which means that I am beginning to have a little more room in my craft room again!  It was tough with all of my kitchen stuff packed away and in my way for soooo long!  There are still some things I need to get done but it is so much better and I am finally getting some things unpacked and out of my craft room so that I can make my way to some of my stamp sets!  

This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper  we have a color challenge for you to check out.

Aren't these colors beautiful?!?

Calypso Coral is one of my all time favorite colors and luckily for me I found a piece of retired Patterned Paper that looked to be a wash of it!  I'm back to using the April Paper Pumpkin floral on the background tone-on-tone again.  I just love this flower so I'm sure I'll use it a lot.  Sorry... not sorry!  lol   I heat embossed  the sentiment on the panel in black and then cut the panel out with my Stitched Rectangle Framelits.  The butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set were heat embossed in Black on watercolor paper and then colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Markers with an aqua painter.  Once they were dry, I punched them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  And adhered just the bodies with Multipurpose glue so that the wings could be lifted up to add dimension.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SIP #200 Designer's Choice - Case a Designer

Hello and Happy Tuesday, also known as "I survived Monday"!  My kitchen remodel is still not complete... ugh!  I have most of my kitchen packed up in my craft room still.  This does not make for a fun card marking experience!  This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper is Designer's Choice.  Luckily for me I had recently received my Everything is Rosy Product Medley and it was easy to get to!

Here's my card using the Everything is Rosy Product Medley!

The colors I chose were Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and Whisper White with Rose Gold Accents.  The background of Blushing Bride was stamped tone on tone with last month's Paper Pumpkin Rose stamp.  I love that etched image and have used it several times.   I loved that the Everything is Rosy Product Medley had labels ready to stamp a sentiment on.  I honestly could have used some of the floral die cuts that came with the suite but I decided to stamp and die cut my own.  I added some die cut Rose Gold foil greenery and added a few dots of the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.   I finished it off with 3 of the Rose Gold flat sequins.  This kit is a little pricey but sure has a lot of fun components!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PCC336 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Suite

Hello!  Happy Hump Day!  We are still all crazy over here with my entire kitchen packed up and in my craft room.  Luckily I received my new Everything is Rosy Suite from Stampin' Up! today just in time to make my Design Team card for the new Paper Craft Crew Sketch!  So glad I didn't have to try to move things around in my craft room to get to a stamp set! lol

Here's my card using my fun new set!  I love the DSP in it!!

The colors in the suite are soooo pretty too!  I love the Night of Navy with the Rose Gold and Melon Mambo!!  Navy is really on trend this year.  How do I know that?  My daughter is having a baby and the colors in the nursery are Blush and Navy.  Believe me, if Christine says Navy is cool.... it's cool!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SIP #198 Wings of Wonder - Brusho Background and SU Butterfly Gala Stamp Set

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I've had a crazy week or so while we are renovating our kitchen!  Most of my kitchen is currently packed up and in my craft room.  That being said, I was lucky to have been able to get to a stamp set that would work for this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  This week's Challenge is all about Wings.  I had a butterfly set in fairly close proximity to my desk so that's what I used!  I think Fairy's would be a fun twist though, don't you??

Luckily, when organizing some of my craft supplies a few weeks ago, I found some Brusho Watercolor Backgrounds I made a while back.  I decided to use some of those in today's card!

I actuallly used parts of several backgrounds.  Two of them were green with touches of mustard/gold. Those two were cut into stitched rectangles using the SU Stitched Rectangle Framelits.  I matted the smaller panel in Black before adhering it over the large Rectangle.   One of the Brusho Backgrounds was mostly gold so I used that one to stamp my butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and then punched them out and adhered just the body of the butterflies onto the front card panel with Gina K Connect Glue so that their wings could be lifted up.  The greenery was cut in Black from a Concord & 9th die from their Just Because Bundle.  I heat embossed the sentiment "a little note", also from the SU Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, in Black.  Finally I added just a few splatters of White Paint and then mounted the rectangles onto a Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110# Card Base.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

SIP #197 Something for Mom

Hi There!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  Stamp, Ink, Paper has a Something for Mom Challenge this week, just in time for Mother's Day!  

I made a super simple card using Concord & 9th Double Cut Alphabet Dies, CZ Designs SSS Simple Sentiments II You are Loved Stamp Set, and DSP!

Since I'm still in a use up my DSP/Patterned Paper kind of Mood, this one took very little stamping!  The beautiful DSP was the perfect background!  I used Stampin' Up Berry Burst Cardstock and Neenah 110# Crest Classic Solar White Card stock.  The sentiment from my new favorite sentiment set, CZ Designs SSS Simple Sentiments II You are Loved was heat embossed in white on a thin strip of Berry Burst Cardstock.  Such a simple card but I think super pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SIP #196 Shaker Card Challenge

Hi Friends!  You know how I love a good shaker card and if you do too then head over to Stamp, Ink, Paper this week for our Shaker Card Challenge!

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

I combined some Stampin' Up! Rectangle Dies, Stampin' Up! Stamps and Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases Dies to come up with this  beauty.   Add some window sheet, foam tape, and sequins and there you have it.  This one is really pretty.  The stamp set is Painted Seasons and was one of the freebie bundles from the recent Sale-a-bration promotion that ended a few weeks ago.  The frame was from the coordinating DSP that came in the bundle.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

SIP #195 - A Walk with Nature - Hero Arts MMH Kit December 2018

Hi There!  It's Tuesday again and time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.  This week it's a Walk With Nature.  There are so many possibilies with this one!

As I was going through my stamps I realized that I had never used any of the Images from My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts in December 2018.  So of course, I used it today.

I'm also entering this card in the #ablognamedhero challenge.

Here's my Clean and Simple Nature Themed Card.....

I went super clean and simple by stamping the mouse with the Dandelion in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto SU Whsiper White Cardstock.  I used my SU Blends Alchol Markers to add just a little color.  I also stamped one of the little dandelion fibers twice so that it would look like the mouse had just blown them off the dandelion.  I used a T-Ruler to add some black dotted lines under the mouse to ground him.   The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Black Onyx Ink and clear embossed.  I used my SU Stitched Rectangle (2nd from the largest) to cut out the panel and then matted with a thin layer of SU Basic Black Cardstock.  I also added just a little FSJ Sparkle Silk to add some interest.  After adhering to a SU Basic Gray A2 Card Base, I added some silver cord to the fold and tied it in the upper right to balance the card out just a bit.  I think it turned out super cute.  I couldn't believe I hadn't used this kit earlier.  I need to make a few cards out of it while it's out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina