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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

OSAT Spring Fling Blog Hop With Stampin' Up! Tranquil Textures Suite


Hello and Happy Spring!  I know that not everyone has Spring Weather right now.  I've noticed a few friends in Wisconsin posting pictures of snow.  I am so thankful that it is beginning to feel like Spring here in Middle Tennessee with 70 degree weather most days!  If you have already been hoping on this month's OSAT Blog Hop, I would like to thank you for continuing.  If you started with me, thank you for stopping by and please make sure you hop all the way through so that you get lots of inspiration!

Although I'm beginning to notice lots of  beautiful flowers blooming, for me Spring takes me to Spring Break and all things Nautical!  I spent many a Spring Break with my children in Florida and my husband and I usually go on a cruise in the Spring so Nautical it is for me!


There are soooo many things I love about the Stampin' Up! Tranquil Textures Suite!  The DSP is gorgeous... Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig and so beautiful together!  I love the Sea of Textures Bundle!  That Octopus is awesome and the coordinating Under the Sea Framelits cut some of the areas between the legs and that seriously makes me happy!  Also, the framelits contain a super cool fish net stand along die as well as stand alone seagrass and coral that I used on this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You are at Tina Riddle's blog so just click the name right below mine on the Blog Roll below to stop by the next blog!



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

PCC #333 Two-Week Sketch Challenge - Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Punch

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  This week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge will last for two weeks!  So... you'll have plenty of time to play with this fun sketch!


I went a little abstract with it but had fun bringing out my Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Punch!  


Another super fun thing about this card was that I was able to use up some retired DSP.  I'm on a mission to get a lot of that used to make room for new coming in!!!  Stay tuned because I expect a lot of DSP heavy cards coming up in the very near future!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SIP #194 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Concord & 9th Pretty Poppy Stamp Set

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Time for another SIP Challenge!  This time it's an awesome Tic-Tac-Toe with lots of fun options!

I decided to go straight down the first row with Subtles, Sequins, and Butterfly!


I was so happy to find out that Calypso Coral.. one of my favorite colors... was a Subtle in the Stampin' Up! Color Group!! You would think that since I am a SU Demonstrator, that I would have know that but I did not.  I never keep anything sorted by SU Color Family!  I always like to keep things in Rainbow Order.   I used both the Concord & 9th Pretty Poppy Stamp Set for the flowers and sentiment and Stampin' Up Beauty Abounds Stamp Set for the butterfly.   I stamped the flowers on the edge of a Whisper White panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and used Calypso Coral Blends Alcohol Markers for my coloring.  The butterfly was heat embossed in Black as was the "much love" sentiment.  I used the fabulous Stampin' Up! Stitched Rectangle Dies for the front panel as well as the Calypso Coral matt.  I love the way they pop on the Basic Black Cardstock.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

PCC #332 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  We have another fun sketch for you to check out!


Today's card uses some retired DSP along with some new Dies...


My original inspiration was that gorgeous watercolor striped retired DSP.  It had such beautiful colors.  The Night of Navy Cardstock was embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder for the background.  The other cardstock colors used were Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy.  The Butterflies are from the Buttterfly Beauty Thinlits.  The sentiment was from Simon Says Stamp CZ Designs Simple Sentiments II You are loved.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina  

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

SIP #193 - Color Challenge with Concord & 9th

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week is off to an awesome start!  For the 193rd Challenge over at  Stamp, Ink, Paper, we have some fun colors for you to check out!



I used two different Concord & 9th bundles for this one.  For the flowers I used the Enjoy It All Bundle and for the Banner and Balloons, I used the Happy Balloons Bundle!


I have to admit I wasn't sure of the colors until I started using them, I began to love them!  Both of the Concord & 9th Bundles I used have a lot of fun components. My inks and cardstock colors are Stampin' Up! Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

PCC #331 - Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - Stampin' Up! Sea of Textures Bundle

Happy Hump Day!  We made it half way through the work week!  That's a big Yay for me!  Of course Wednesday means yet another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week is a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge... I went straight down the 3rd row for mine.


So for sequins, Stitched Rectangular Dies and Green, I thought Nautical.  So here's what I came up with using the Stampin' Up! Sea of Textures Bundle along with the coordinating Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.



My card base is an A2 base of Seafoam Green Cardstock.  I used the 2nd largest of the Rectangle Stitched Dies to cut a piece of the Tranquil Textures DSP and matted it with Tranquil Tide Cardstock.  I stamped the Octopus in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White Cardstock.  Once stamped, I used one of the smaller rectangles to cut it out.  Seafoam Green Ink was sponged on the Whisper white after the Octopus was stamped.  I also stamped some of the seagrass in Seafoam Green at the bottom of the stitched Rectangle.  The sentiment "You're one of a kind" was heat embossed in White on Tranquil Tide Cardstock and I used one of the skinny rectangles to cut it out.  I used snail to attached the sentiment strip and then used Dimensionals to attach the larger triangle to the center of the card.  I finished it off with three Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SIP #192 - Sketch Challenge with SSS CZ Designs and Stampin' Up!

Hi There!  Hope today is going to be an awesome day for you!  It's Tuesday, so of course it's time for another SIP Challenge.  This week we have a super easy and fun sketch.... check it out!

How cool is that!  I just love Cathy Zielske and I just picked up a cool "woot" die that she designed as well as an awesome sentiment stamp set so I had to use them.  Simon Says Stamp carrys her CZ Design sets if interested.. make sure you head over and check them out!


Of course, I turned the sketch on it's side.  I always have to be a little difficult, right??  For today's card I really could have used any DSP but since I just received my Sale-A-Bration freebie for spending $100 at Stampin' Up "The Painted Seasons Bundle", I decided to go with it.  I really love the colors in the DSP.. especially the Poppy Parade!  The "Woot" Die from CZ Design is awesome and I love that it includes the shadow die so you can use two coordinating cardstock colors.   The Stamp Set is SSS CZ Designs "Simple Sentiments II You are Loved" and it has awesome sentiments that I know I'll use soooo much!  You'll notice I added a little stitched rectangle of Vellum to the middle of the card to soften the center and allow the sentiment to stand out!


I decided to add one of the Painted Season Flowers and a couple of the leaves to the inside to coordinate it with the front!  The flower was stamped in Poppy Parade and the Leaves were stamped in Call Me Clover Ink.  The center of the flower was filled in with an Early Espresso Marker.  Since the flowers in the DSP had Early Espresso centers that I coordinated this with those.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SIP #191 - Bring On the Cake Birthday Card Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's been a beautiful couple of days here and we're hoping for many more like this.  I'm soooo glad it finally dried out and the sun has been shining!  It is actually beginning to feel like Spring and to start it off in normal fashion, Jeff and I went to my granddaughter's first softball tournament on Saturday.  I expect there will be many more ballpark visits in the next few months. This was a tournament for my 9 year old granddaughter, Taylor.  Next weekend there will be one for Taylor again as well as her 7 year old sister, Laken.  

As usual on Tuesdays, it's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.  This week is all about birthdays.  This is a good challenge for me since I always need a good supply of those!

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


I used a combination of the Concord & 9th Laurel Frame Bundle and Shiplap Sentiments for this one.  I love the Shiplap so much that I didn't want to cover it up so I positioned the Laurel frame to the far right side.  I finished it off after mounting it on Pistachio Pudding Cardstock and then Basic Black Cardstock and adding three Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SIP #190 - Best of Luck Theme Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Are you lucky??  Well I've never been a big believer in luck but with St Patrick's Day right around the corner, Stamp, Ink, Paper has a Best of Luck Challenge for you this week!  I was lucky I had a stamp set to use.. lol



And here's what I came up with....


I found an old Avocado Arts Stamp Set called "Hello Spring" that included a Good Luck sentiment as well as a four leaf clover.  I kept it really simple with this one by a simple stamped imagine in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock.  I used Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends to color it in and layered it with Whisper White and GrannyApple Green Cardstock by using some square dies.  I can't tell you the last time I made a card without full panel card layers.  It's a nice change I think.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

PCC329 Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge with Wonderful Romance and Beauty Abounds Bundles

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I love Wednesdays because I know that when the day is over I'm over half way to Friday!!  Of course Wednesday also means another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week we have another sketch for you.  


Here's what I came up combining the Wonderful Romance and Beauty Abounds Bundles..


My colors were Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Mint Macaron and Whisper White.  I may have gotten a little layer happy with this one but I ended up loving it.   

I hope you'll head over to check out the other inspiration from the rest of the Paper Craft Crew Design Team.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SIP #189 - Gingham, Plaid or Stripes Challenge with Stampin' Up! Wonderful Romance Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Hope this week finds you warm, happy, and well!  It's time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and I think you'll love this one!


There are so many ways I could have gone with this one but as I was flipping through some of my DSP, I found this beautiful stripe and it just called to me!  The truth is.. I feel certain that it is retired and don't really know the name of the DSP pack but it was really pretty and I loved the combination of Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig!


The leaves were stamped tone-on-tone with Lemon Lime Twist ink and cardstock.  I had to fussy cut them, but they weren't too hard.  The sprigs were die cut in Fresh Fig Cardstock.  They were in the coordinating dies as well as the beautiful Oval Frame Die.  I adore that frame.... I believe I will be using it a LOT!!!  I wanted to make this card a birthday card so instead of using one of the sentiments in the Stamp Set, I used a sentiment from a recent Hero Arts set.  It is so easy to create a card with Designer Series Paper doing most of the heavy lifting!   I love these stripes and I hope it inspires you to create a card.  I'm sure you have some beautiful paper sitting around begging to be used too!

Have a wonderful week!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Grown with Kindness - A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome to the Feburary 2019 A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop "Grown with Kindness".  I don't know about you but I absolutely adored this Paper Pumpkin Kit!  The succulents on the Patterned Paper were gorgeous and those stamps were absolutely awesome!  If you haven't already seen this adorable kit, take a look at the graphic below.. It's a thing of beauty!!




I adore these cards just as made but I did come up with a couple of options for you.

Here's a look at both of my alternate cards..


I can't say enough about that beautiful succulent in the cup stamp that came in the kit!


Isn't this cup image amazing??  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and used my Stampin' Blends to color it in! 


The patterned paper used on the above card was sooo pretty that I didn't want to take away from it.  I added the "YOU" and "can do incredible things" from the kit stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then restamped in Versamark and clear heat embossed it!  Thanks goodness for my Stamparatus so that I could stamp with versamark in the exact same place!  

Make sure you check out all of this month's Grown with Kindness Inspiration by clicking the name directly under mine on the below blog roll!   Blessings, Tina




Wednesday, February 27, 2019

PCC328 #Simplestamping with Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds

Hi and Happy Hump Day!  I'm over with The Paper Craft Crew for a #Simplestamping Theme Challenge!   Simple Stamping is really a struggle for me but I did it and so can you!


This was seriously one of the simplest cards I have made.  I used my Beauty Abounds stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It has coordinating dies that are gorgeous but I only used the stamp set.  I did  use the Tailored Tag Punch for the sentiment... I think it's my favorite label punch!



I love the outside sentiment paired with the coordinating sentiment that I used inside...


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SIP #188 - Designer's Choice with Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouette Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope this week is starting off to be a good one.  Did you have as much rain over the weekend as we did here in Middle Tennessee?  There was a crazy lot of flooding in so many places that it was really just sad to see.  I'm hoping that we can have quite a few dry days so we can all dry out!  I spent most of the weekend in the house with the dogs.  

Well the good news today is that Stamp, Ink, Paper has a new Challenge and it's my all time favorite...... that's right... It's Designer's Choice.


This week, I'm using my favorite new product.. Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouette Bundle.  I made 10 cards with it on Sunday and could have kept going all night!


The stamps are awesome and the dies and soooo cool!  If you haven't seen the bundle, you should really head over to Concord & 9th and check it out.  I also added a sentiment strip from the Simon Says Stamp Simple Sentiments II - You are Loved.  It has some fabulous sentiments that I have not seen elsewhere!  It was designed by Cathy Zielske.  If you've never watched her on Youtube, you should really check her out!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

PCC327 Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Animal Outing

Happy Hump Day!  We are half way through the work week!  That's a super big YAY!!  Since it is Wednesday, that of course means it's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week's sketch was a fun one!


Now I have to tell the absolute truth,,,,, This was the EASIEST card ever!!!


Have you ever been late to a party?  Well that's exactly how I feel about the Animal Outing Bundle by Stampin' Up!  This was in the Stampin' Up! catalog that was released in June and I just now bought it!  The reason this was sooooo super easy is that the coordinting Animal Friends Thinlits Dies cut out some of the animals in the Animal Expedition DSP!  That adorable Elephant was cut from the DSP perfectly with the die!  I also cout out a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the same die to back it and add a little stability before I attached it to my cardfront with Dimensionals.
I love it so much that I'm pretty sure I may buy some of that DSP!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Blessings, Tina


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