Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Color Layering Bird and Branch, SIP67


Hi friends! It's Tuesday again, and time for a new challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. This week it's a simple sketch challenge, lots of room for interpretation. 


For my right hand side element, I chose to use a tag instead of a rectangle. Then I went through my stamps to see which ones haven't seen much love and decided on the Color Layering Bird and Branch set from Hero Arts. I tried several different color combinations before I settled on this one. The bird was die cut, the branch and leaves were cut out by hand.


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Color Layering Bird and Branch, Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Sunny Days Ahead (Echo Park)
Ink Pads: Buttercream, Carribean Sky, Dusk, Lava Rock, Forest Glades (Altenew), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Color Layering Bird and Branch Dies (Hero Arts), Large Tags Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread (Stampin' Up)

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Thanks a Latte


Hi friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend. The weather was just gorgeous here on Long Island, sunny with blue skies, and nice crisp autumn temperatures. I love this time of year.

I don't normally post on Mondays, but there are a some fun challenges going on right now that I wanted to play along with. I used several coffee themed stamp sets from Reverse Confetti, and an autumnal paper stack from Authentique. I had lots of fun making this card!



Today I am playing along with three challenges. I think the colors in my patterned paper work pretty well for the challenge at ColourQ. I love all the layers in the sketch challenge at Reverse Confetti. The Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop is in full swing and there is so much wonderful inspiration there.


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Be a Barista, For the Love of Latte, Caffeinated Cups (Reverse Confetti), Love You a Latte (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Early Epsresso (Stampin' Up), Neutrals Textured (American Crafts)
Patterned Paper: Thankful (Authentique)
Ink Pads: Dark Chocolate (Altenew), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Caffeinated Cups Dies (Reverse Confetti), Small Stitched Leaves Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Linen Thread (Stampin' Up), Enamel Dots (Echo Park)

Thanks for paying me a visit today, and I'd love if you left a comment!

Inky hugs!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Neutral Birthday Wishes, PP314


Hi friends! It's a beautiful Autumn day here in New York and temperatures have cooled down quite a bit. It's feels quite refreshing after a long, hot summer! Today at The Paper Players, the fabulous Joanne is our hostess and she has a sketch for us to play along with. I love it and had an idea right away. I love when that happens! 


This card will go to my sister-in-law who is an amazing decorator and always does her homes in fabulous neutral shades with lots of texture. I tried to channel her style and I hope she likes it. I used three different Altenew stamp sets, two florals and one for the sentiment. I also used their warm gray inks, which layer up fabulously. 



I'm also playing along with two other challenges today, the Ultimate Challenge blog hop at Altenew, and Soft and Simple challenge at Seize the Birthday. 


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day, Peony Bouquet, Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Woodgrain Textured (Altenew)
Patterned Paper: Words of Love (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Evening Gray, Moon Rock (Altenew), Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Day Dies, Peony Bouquet Dies (Altenew), Heat Tool
Accessories: White Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)

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

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!