Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Stamp Ink Paper 203 Halloween

Happy Tuesday! Stamp Ink Paper is back with a fun Halloween challenge! When creating for this challenge I realized that ALL of my posts will be of the Halloween nature! It is a holiday that I feel is geared towards kids and I try not go all out by featuring ALL we have to offer Halloween! 

Today I am featuring the Harvest Hellos with the Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle! This great card was created using the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends combo pack. I decided to use my snips to make it a bit more 3D like with Stampin' Dimensionals (I have a better picture for you below). Some adorable Shimmery Embossing Paste polka dots were the perfect background for this. My fun strip was created with Basic Gray ink and the Jack-O-Lantern face. It is matted with a bit of Granny Apple Green! My sentiment is from the Tags, Tags, Tags and was perfect for this fun little card!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create for this fun challenge!

Friday, October 4, 2019

TGIF Challenge 232 Painted Harvest

Friday! Friday! I know that most of us can't wait until Friday, although it seems like lately my work whatever it may be is NEVER done! Wesley has his last football game of the season tomorrow and starts up basketball next week. I was silly to think that I would have a lull! 

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Today I am participating with the TGIF Design Team and this amazing color challenge that will definitely get you creating for fall! I inked up an old favorite Painted Harvest to play along with!

Somehow when I think of fall, I think of pumpkins and earthy toned flower arrangements that feature sunflowers and eucalyptus. Which is kind of the direction I was going when I created the card for today! My wood frame is created with Crumb Cake card stock and stamped with Early Espresso using the Birch background stamp. I made the frame with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. I stamped a bit of a background using the fern like stamps from Painted Harvest with Pretty Peacock and Crumb Cake inks. My Grapefruit Grove stamped sunflower is fussy cut and layered a few Linen Thread loops. I stamped the leaves in Pretty Peacock as well and distressed them a bit with Crumb Cake ink. This is nicely matted onto a layer of Pretty Peacock and is on a base of Crumb Cake!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Bone Appetit

Happy Thursday to all of you! It is homecoming week here, so I have spent my mornings rushing around trying to figure which dress up day it is...
The A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog hop is live... It was so hard for me to use the kit when I had great plans to use it for Halloween party treats! Let me show you what I made using ONE box!

I used Pumpkin Pie DSP to accent our Stitched Shapes dies to create my cute stitched squares. In an effort to conserve my boxes I cut these twice out of one box. I even had enough for my cute little banner on my card. My card has a base of Pumpkin Pie with a mat of Gorgeous Grape. I used the 1" Circle Punch for my sentiment. A little Bakers Twine and this great card was done. The coordinating treat tag has the same elements. I used the Delicate Tag Topper to create the tag with the second stitched square!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to for you to see what my friends have created on the hop today! You can see each of the amazing creations by clicking along the link list below!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Stamp Ink Paper 202 We are Back!

Tuesday!!! This is sure to be the Mondayest Tuesday ever with the kids not having school yesterday! Wesley had a football game last night and we didn't get home until almost 7... Needless to say, no rest for the wicked.

Stamp Ink Paper has been on a bit of sabbatical the last few months but we are back and better than ever!

We are designing today with a Designer's Choice! What better way to get you all excited about this amazing card making challenge. I decided to reach into my stash and blog a card I had made when I decided to swap with our new annual catalog goodies. Lets take a look!

My card base is the lovely Rococo Rose with a mat of Terracotta Tile. I have die cut a piece of the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper with the Rectangle Stitched Dies and adhered it to a piece of Sahara Sand with a coordinating piece of Designer Series Paper. This has a beautiful trim of Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon with a small stamped strip of Sahara Sand that I tore the edge on to give it a bit of texture. The sentiment that is also from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and is accented with the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots.

Now it is your turn! Get your favorite Stamps, Inks and Papers and create a card for this weeks challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Third Thursdays Hello Holiday Blog Hop

Can you believe that it is already Thursday!? We are off to a watch Wesley play Football in Holyoke this afternoon. He came home from practice the other day telling me that he has decided to play Basketball as well... So it seems that the busy mom schedule will not have a lull after football is over!
Today I am back with the 3rd Thursday Blog Hop team designing cards with goodies from our new Holiday Catalog! I actually have two card classes this weekend using products from the new catalog so it was perfect timing! 

This amazing fall themed card is created using the Gather Together and Coming to Gather Designer Series Paper. Would you believe that I designed this TODAY! After seeing a card one of our concept artists made, I asked her how she colored the pumpkins. Needless to say, this may be my new favorite technique! I simply stamped onto our Shimmery White cardstock and used my Aquapainter to move the ink around! My leaf was done with Early Espresso and the pumpkins were done in Cajun Craze, Gray Granite and Mint Macaron. This layered onto a gingham stitched oval with a few Cajun Craze thread loops. I adhered this over a Gray Granite Birch stamped background that is accented with the polka dot burlap designer series paper. A nice big bow and Pretty Peacock sentiment was perfect touch. This is nicely matted on Early Espresso card stock with a base of Mint Macaron! 

I am so glad that you stopped in today to see my creation! I can't wait to show you what my friend Kimberley Morris has made for you today! You can get to her by clicking the next button below!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Paper Craft Crew Autumn Days

We are halfway through the week!! Can you believe it?! It seems that life has gotten in the way of A LOT! Sometimes family and life need to come first! I am finally catching up with things and I couldn't wait to design with the Paper Craft Crew this week!

 This week we are designing with Inspiration! An Autumn Days Inspiration Challenge!! I am longing for our temps to feel like Fall and less like summer!! I have two classes this weekend and Gather Together Bundle is my class for Sunday so it was time to get it a bit inky!

I was a bit overstimulated when I made this card... It turned out amazing though! My card base is in Early Espresso with a nice mat of Sahara Sand. I stamped the maple leaf from the Gather Together in Sahara Sand ink and added the sprinkles in Early Espresso. I decided that a Mint Macaron water colored pumpkin from the Harvest Hellos Bundle was just the right pop of color I wanted! A nice strip of the polka dot burlap from the Come To Gather DSP was a great added touch with my Linen Thread bow that's holding my wood tag from the Tags & Feathers elements. To give this a bit more panache, I have heat embossed the sentiment in Gold on the wood tag! 

I am so glad that you came by today! I can't wait to see how this challenge inspires you!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

OSAT Welcome To the Holiday Blog Hop

Can you believe that today is the second Thursday of September already?! Time sure is flying and it seems that my constant state of organized chaos is now my new norm! 

Today I am back with the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop team and we are hopping with all of our new goodies from the new Holiday catalog with the theme "Welcome To Our Holiday". I decided what better to use than the Harvest Hello's. Let me show you what I have created for your favorite teacher!

This great card features our Harvest Hello's Bundle! I have colored the apple with Poppy Parade, Light Petal Pink and Soft Suede Blends. This is nicely layered onto the Gingham piece of Shaded Spruce gingham DSP and accented with the Decorative Trim Border Punch. The Come To Gather DSP was the perfect piece to have this layered onto! I have fussy cut the sentiment that I have stamped in Soft Suede. A nice Bakers Twine bow was just what this apple needed.

I found the caramel apple lollipops at our Dollar General. I have taken a nice piece of Soft Suede Card stock and cut it  at 5.5" x 2.5", You will score it at 2.5" and 3". I have used the Come to Gather DSP to coordinate with the card. These are cut at 2" x 2 1/8" and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I punched two holes on either side of the stick of the lollipop to tie the Braided Linen Trim. Another Poppy Parade colored apple from the Harvest Hello's bundle and a couple cute gingham leaves and this cutie was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to show you what else the OSAT Team has come up with for you from our amazing Holiday catalog! You can tour the hop by clicking the list below!