Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You Make Me Smile, SIP7

Hi, friends! Today at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a color challenge for you. I love these great summery colors! 

I used some ingredients from two of the most recent Simon Says Stamp card kits. The boat and waves are from the July kit, and the patterned paper and sentiment are from the June kit. I thought they combined very nicely. I did, however, need to invest in a few more Copic markers to match the challenge colors. Good thing I have a Blick Art Supply nearby. I also must say that I am rather fond of my growing Copic collection! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Happy and Smile, Sailing (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: White (SSS), Pacific Point, Sahara Sand (SU)
Patterned Paper: Happy and Smile (Doodlebug)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Markers (Copic)
Tools: Big Shot, Cloud Bank Die (SSS), 3/16" Corner Punch (SU)

Please join us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper, and please pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team!

Inky hugs!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Just a Little Note, PP255

Greetings, friends! Today at The Paper Players, it is my turn to be hostess and I have a sketch for your crafting pleasure. I hope you like it!

It's a simple sketch really, but perfect for showcasing some pretty patterned papers. Mine are from the Simple Stories I Am stack, and they coordinate rather nicely with SU Blushing Bride cardstock, which I used for the little blossoms. A simple die cut tag and flourish plus an even simpler sentiment, and this card is done! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Butterfly (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: I Am (Simple Stories)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Rounded Tag Die (Clearly Besotted), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (SU), Mini Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Accessories: Pearls (SU), Natural Hemp Twine (Hemptique)

I hope you'll play along with us this week at The Paper Players and create a card using the sketch! You must see what the amazing DT created, too! 

Inky hugs!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Say Hello, CMCC81 & FMS196

TGIF, my friends! Do you have some fun things planned this weekend? At the moment I have nada, but I'm sure I'll come up with something. The weather has been glorious and I want to enjoy it while it lasts. 

One of the local scrapbook stores in my neighborhood recently closed, and the last week they were open everything was 80% off. Yes, please! One of my finds was this fun stamp set from Hero Arts called Say Hello. I knew it was going to be great fun to color, and it was.

My color inspiration came from this weeks challenge at Colour Me, and the layout is from Freshly Made Sketches, rotated 90 degrees.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Say Hello (Hero Arts), You're So Sweet (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Pink Pirrouette, Bravo Burgundy (SU)
Patterned Paper: I Am (Simple Stories)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Markers (Copic)
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine (Hemptique)

Thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blue Birthday, SIP6

Hi friends! This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper it's time for a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, by me! I love Tic-Tac-Toe boards. They are so much fun and I think it's pretty easy for anyone to find a combination that works. I could have gone a few different ways as my card uses every box except Thanks and Enamel Dots.

My card features some oldies but goodies from my UFO box, aka "Un-Finished Objects", a term which I think was coined by my friend Darnell. If you can believe it, I had the entire top panel stamped and assembled, ribbon and all, just sitting in a box. I can't for the life of me remember why I never finished it. I really need to inspect my UFO box more often.

It also just so happens that my layout is almost perfect for the one at Retro Rubber, and since everything I used in my card is long retired, I thought I'd play along.

Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy
Patterned Paper: Paisley Petals
Ink Pads: Bravo Burgundy
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories: Not Quite Navy Tafetta Ribbon

I hope you'll visit the DT and play Tic-Tac-Toe with us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

Have an awesome day!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Birthday Wishes, CTS132

Greetings on this fine Monday, my friends! Today's CAS card features the stamp set of the month from Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society, Agapanthus. Such a gorgeous image, suitable for so many different coloring techniques. I stamped this one in Versafine ink and colored it with Distress Inks. Easy and fun!

My inspiration was this week's challenge at CAS(E) this sketch. 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Agapanthus (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: River Rock, Not Quite Navy (SU), Watercolor Cardtock (Tim Holtz)
Ink Pads: Onyx Black (Versafine), Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Paintbrushes (Tim Holtz)

Have a great day! See you tomorrow with a new challenge from Stamp, Ink, Paper!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Framed Hello, PP254

Hello friends, and a happy Sunday to you! It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players, and this week the wonderfully talented Laurie is our hostess. She has chosen "Frames" for our CAS challenge. Oh, so many directions one can go with this! My idea came to me right away.

I had some as of yet unused Frames dies from Simon Says Stamp, and this was the perfect opportunity to "christen" them. The layout was inspired by one on their site, and the colors were inspired by my Stampin' Up Color Coach. The sweet little blossoms are from W Plus 9. 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cut Florals (W Plus 9)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding (SU)
Ink Pads: Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Cucumber Crush (SU)
Tools: Big Shot, Frames and Small Hello Dies (SSS), Fresh Cut Florals Dies (W Plus 9)
Accessories: Pearls (SU)

Please join us and play along with Laurie's challenge this week at The Paper Players!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Balloon Bouquet Celebration

Hi friends, and TGIF! I have an insanely busy weekend ahead of me and I do not know if I can squeeze in any stamping time, so I thought I'd get one more card done before the weekend begins. This CAS card features some products from the April SSS Monthly Card Kit, and there were no stamps or ink required! 

The challenge at Curtain Call inspired me to use my new Balloon Bouquet die. I was originally going to try to gild the bottoms of my balloons, but the little die cut pieces were just a bit too small for that. Since I am using Simon Says Stamp products, I'm also playing along with the Anything Goes challenge on their Monday blog. It's Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday also, so I'm playing along there, as well.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets & Ink Pads: None
Card Stock: From SSS April 2015 Card Kit
Tools: Big Shot, Balloon Bouquet Die (SSS)
Accessories: Moonshine Sequins (SSS), Rub-ons (Pink Fresh Studios)

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing weekend and please stop by again on Sunday for a new challenge from The Paper Players!