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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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SIP Challenge #187 Monochromatic with Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms Bundle

Hi There!  Happy Tuesday!  Did your week start off good??   This past weekend was so nice and relaxing that it really helped me start off the week right.  It's amazing what some rest and relaxation can do for you!  Hopefully this will be a non-stressful work week. 

This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a Monochromatic Card Challenge.  The funny thing is that as I looked at my cards for the last two blog posts, they were monochromatic as well.


As usual, when I started, I had no idea what I wanted to do.  I did know that I wanted an Distress Oxide Ink Blended Background so that's where I started! 



 I used a Distress Ink Blending Tool to blend  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in both Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral Ink onto a piece of  Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I spritzed it with a little water once I finished and used a paper towel to soak up the ink that lifted off.  I used my heat tool to dry it from both the front and back and then used one of the Stampin' Up! Rectangle Stitched Dies to cut the panel out.  Next I used the heat embossed using Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White embossing powder and Versamark Ink, the large floral image from the Gina K. Deisgns Tropical Blooms Stamp set.  I heat embossed "birthday" on the card panel in white as well.  The "happy" was stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die and popped up with Dimensionals.   I adhered the panel to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Stampin' Up! Flirty Flamingo cardstock and then glued that on a Thick Whisper White top folding card base.   On another piece of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock,  I clear heat embossed the same large floral image.   I used the edge of the Rectangle Stitched Die that I used to cut the card panel, to cut it in half.  I adhered the first part of the image onto the right side of the card and adhered it with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I used the same rectange die to cut the other part of the large clear embossed image at the bottom and left side and then adhered it to the left side of the card.  I finished this one off with three Pretty Pink Post Sparking Clear Confetti.

This is the first time I have attemped to use the same image embossed two ways on a card but I believe it turned out really pretty.  I hope you like it as much as I did.  


Thursday, February 14, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop #simplestamping


Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope your day is special and full of love! Not only is it Valentine's Day but it is also time for the  February One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping then you should have landed here from the very talented Candy Ford's blog.  If you are starting at my blog, please make sure you hop all the way through and take in every bit of awesome inspiration!   This month's theme is #simplestamping.  I had a little trouble making up my mind what to do for this one so I'm going to share both cards and treat box with you today.

My first card used both the Petal Palette Stamp Set for tone-on-tone stamping and the sentiment and the Butterfly Gala Bundle for the butterflies.  


It was a super simple card with a black 11" x 4 1/4" half sheet of Basic Black Cardstock scored at 5 1/2 for a top folding card.  My stamped panel was Lemon Lime Twist with tone-on-tone stamping in Lemon Lime Twist Ink.  I stamped the butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto more of the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and then used the Butterfly Duet Punch to punch them out.  I curved the wings with my bone folder and adhered the bodies of the butterfly with Multipurpose Glue and put a mini dimensional under the wings so they would have dimension.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card front in Memento Black Ink.  Finally I added a few splatters to the front with my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to finish it off.

My next card and treat holder featured the Butterfly Gala Bundle and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. 



This was super easy as there was minimal stamping.  I used the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP as my focus on the card.  I did layer a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock behind it before adhering to a Heavy Whisper White Top Folding Card Base.  The sentiment from the Butterfly Gala Bundle was stamped onto Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used the Tailored Tag Punch to punch out the sentiment.  I added a small amount of snail adhesive to the back of the punched sentiment and ran a few loops of Whisper White solid twine behind it.  I then added some dimensionals to adhere it to my card front.   For my treat box, I started with one of the Silver Mini Gable boxes.  I layered on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock on all 4 sides and then more of the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  The tag was cut from more of the same DSP.  I cut the Banner End with the Triple Banner Punch and used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for the top.  I added another Butterfly stamped on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then punched out and adhered with Multipurpose Glue.  I tied it to the top of the Gable Box with more of the Whisper White Solid Twine.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Below is a list of the entire hoppers!  Please click on  Mary Haugen's name on the list below to continue on to her awesome blog!







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