Friday, September 23, 2016

Beautiful Things to Come


Hi there friends! I have a CAS card to share today which I made with some new products from Concord and 9th. Very little stamping today, only the sentiment, and everything else was die cut. The sentiment was cut three times in white and once in coral and then stacked up for some dimension. The bouquet was cut several times as well and cut apart so I could combine two different colors and eliminate the vase as it would have been too big for this layout.

 

Today I am playing along with two challenges. The first is the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (love). Next is the Celebration challenge at the new Concord & 9th challenge. I only have a few of their products but maybe I'll get lucky and win some more :) 


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Words (Concord & 9th)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: All Abloom (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Island Indigo (Stampin' Up)
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful You Dies, Bouquet Die (Concord & 9th)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Simple Stories)

Thanks for paying me a visit today!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Spooktacular Pillow Box, SIP66


Hi everyone! It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Stamp Ink Paper!  This week is a fun one, Anything but a Card. As long as it's made from paper, you can make just about anything! 


I love making little treat bags and pillow boxes, and since we are approaching Halloween I thought a seasonal pillow box would be fun. It was super simple to make, and I had fun coloring the little ghost and his treats. 



With my circle shape in the middle of the pillow box, I think this fits in with the Geometric challenge at the Lawnscaping Challenge.


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Spooktacular (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Basic Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Fall, Snow Day (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Circle Dies, Spooktacular Dies, Pillow Box Die (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Black Twine (Hemptique)

Have an awesome day, and we hope you'll play along with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper! 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

CAS Taste of Fall


Hi friends! Today at The Paper Players, the wonderful Laurie is our hostess. She has chosen Taste of Fall for our Clean and Simple challenge. Laurie has both a stamping blog and a cooking blog, and I wish I could taste some of her amazing creations! 


I love making pies this time of year, and I knew right away that I wanted to use my new Cutie Pie stamp set. I gave my pilgrim mice a pie all their own. Hmm, I wonder what kind it is... I'm sure in involves cheese! 


I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Clean and Simple.



Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Thankful Mice, So Thankful, Cutie Pie (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Fall (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Accessories: Natural Twine (Hemptique)

Thanks for paying me a visit today! Next, please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope you'll play along this week, too!

Inky hugs :)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Furry Kisses


Hi everyone! Today's card was created for my son's girlfriends birthday. She has a black kitty named Bean, and I tried to make this kitty look a little like her. I've realized that coloring a black cat is not as easy as it sounds! I also had fun mixing some patterns and paper-piecing the present and little bow. 


I'm playing along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. I had to nudge the elements a little to the left to make room for kittie's tail :) I'm also linking up to the Anything Goes challenge at Seize the Birthday.


Here is the inside of my card, just a simple punny sentiment. 


And here is Bean in a box! I hope Ally doesn't mind me sharing her photo :)


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Furry Kisses, Happy Meowday (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Spring (Carta Bella), Sunny Days Ahead (Echo Park)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Circle and Stitched Rectangles Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Echo Park)

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monochromatic Butterflies, SIP65


Hi friends! It's Tuesday again, and time for a new challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. This week it's a color challenge: Monochromatic. Easy peasy! 


I discovered recently that my crafty stash was seriously lacking in pretty purple products (say that three times fast!), so I started collecting a few and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to put some of them to use. I am loving this Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set, and the fact that the images are "sketchy" allows for a lot of room for error interpretation. Right up my alley :)


I am also linking up to the Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop at the Altenew blog. 



Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Painted Butterflies, Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp), Lilac Mist Textured (My Colors)
Patterned Paper: Words of Love (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Lavender Fields, Deep Iris (Altenew)
Tools: Mini Misti (My Sweet Petunia)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Sprinkles)

Have an awesome day, and we hope you'll play along with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper! 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Autumn Wreath, PP312


Hi friends! Today at The Paper Players, my sweet friend LeAnne has an autumnal color challenge for us. Though it certainly doesn't feel like autumn here in New York, I am ready for it! 


I wanted to make something using autumn leaves, so I went through my stamp sets looking for leaf images. I have tons! I settled on this one from Hero Arts because the branches had a slight bend to them which I thought would be perfect for creating a wreath.


I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Stamp It. 




Products Used:
Stamp Sets: You're So Lovely, Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, You're So Lovely Dies (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Echo Park)

Thanks for stopping by! Please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players, and we hope you'll play along, too! 


Inky hugs :)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Watercolored Sunflowers


Hi friends! I was excited to see that over the last week quite a few of the challenges that were taking a break for the summer months are back. So many more reasons to get crafty! As though I need much encouragement... 

My watercolored card today features Sunflowers from Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society. I stamped and heat embossed two of them with white EP, masked them, and then heat embossed the third. It took a bit of time to cut out all those little petals, but I think it was worth it. The sentiment was die cut four times, three times in white and once in colored card stock, then stacked together for a little added dimension.





Today I am playing along with three challenges. First is the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch. I was inspired by Jen's card to use a die cut sentiment, as it would cover up the least of my watercolored panel. For my subject matter, I was inspired by the Sunflower theme and colors at Inspired by All the Little Things. The theme at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Stamp It. 


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Sunflower (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Soft Sky, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up), Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz)
Ink Pads: Versamark; Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Broken China, Mowed Lawn Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Thanks Die (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Moonshine Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

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