Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #121 Entry



It's been a while since I've done a challenge and today was a perfect fall day to do this!

The challenge came from Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #121. It was a "Tic-Tac-Toe" theme and the three I chose were on the left hand side of the grid: Leaf, Orange and Twine.

Here's my supply list:

-Speckletone True White Card Stock (paperpapers.com)
-Woodland Forest Patterned Paper (Pebbles)
-Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves
-SU! Leaflets Dies
-SU! Cajun Craze ink
-SU! Pumpkin Pie ink
-SU! Delightful Dijon Ink
-SU! Baked Brown Sugar Twine
-SU! Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
-My Sentiments Exactly (Thanksgiving Innies & Outies)
-SU! Soft Suede Ink

Happy autumn, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How To Make A Bookmark Card



These instructions can be made using any stamps, any size bookmark and any size card.

I got this idea when I fell in love with this stamp set from Prima Marketing titled "Quotes," but the stamps were too big for the standard A2 size cards that I usually make. So I decided to make a Bookmark Card.

First I chose the patterned paper which was from Pebbles. Then chose the inks (SU!'s Always Artichoke and Delightful Dijon) and stamped the bookmark and colored in a few of the images.

Then I measured and made the card just a little bigger than the bookmark, cut a slit in the top and ran the twine through it. (See picture below.)



The bookmark can be easily moved up or down for perfect placement, yet can be removed so the recipient can have a sweet little gift too!

Since my card was a special size, I needed to make it a custom envelope. Since the pattern is so busy, I placed Avery Labels on the front for the "to" and "from" areas. And since I'm going to give this as a gift for someone else to give away, I used some envelope gum so it could be sealed later on.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 108



This card was made for the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge #108. The theme is "Fabulous Flowers." They're my favorite thing to stamp!

My supply list for this card is:

SU! Array of Sunshine
SU! Endless Birthday Wishes
Watermelon Wonder Ink
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Cajun Craze Ink and Card Stock
Pear Pizzaz Ink
Tim Holts Stencil
So Saffron Ink

I also used this card to create my first ever
photo-stitching tutorial. You can see it here
on my blog.

Thanks to everyone over at Stamp, Ink Paper
for a great challenge. And thanks for stopping
by my blog today!


When Ink Pads Are Too Juicy...

I love Stampin' Up! products, and their colors are one of the main reasons why. But sometimes I they ink their stamp pads a little too much. This is especially hard when I have a fine detailed image. The ink seems to run together.

Memento Inks are a little better with fine images, but I so often I really want to use my SU! colors.

Well yesterday I found my solution. Ink them with a Ranger Foam Pad first. I had to do this three times before stamping the image just to make sure the ink was evenly dustributed.

It worked perfectly!

I also tried using a Stampin' Spot and lightly inking it, and that worked well too.

I know there must be others who have the same problem, and hopefully this tutorial has helped!

Now I need to get more foam pad refills!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (& Wednesday too!)



This week we're encouraged to "Get in Shape" over at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog.

After entering this in their Monday Challenge, I hopped over to their Wednesday Challenge and realized the theme was "Seeing Stars!" Wow! So I'll add that in since I just made it today and it fits there too.

I thought about a lot of different things I could make, but decided on making a star-shaped card to highlight my little "hero."

The base of the card is embossed so it looks a little fancy. It's hand-measured and folded with slits in the bottom so someone can write in the card and mail it flat then the recipient can unfold it and stand it up.

It really wasn't to complicated to make. Here's my supply list:

Stampin' Up! Star Dies
White 110# card stock
Patterned paper from coordinations (purchased at Joann's)
Darcie's "Super Day" stamp set
Copics in E37, B24, E13, R14, R29 and Y15

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and thanks to everyone over at Simon Says Stamp for putting this challenge together!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday Stamps "Salute To Summer" Challenge



This is my entry for Sunday Stamps "Salute to Summer" challenge (SSC157).

Here's what I used to make it:

-white card stock base
-SU! Night of Navy ink
-Ranger Blending Tool
-Misc. Mint Colored Paper
-SU! Expressions Thinlits Die
-SU! Read Red Paper
-SU! Multi-Purpose Adhesive Strips
-SU! Sizzix Floral Fusion Flower Die
-SU! White Enamel Dots
-SU! "For Being You" Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and thanks to everyone over at Sunday Stamps for creating a great challenge!



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #280



I love the simplicity yet versatility of this challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

There were so many things I could have done, but I chose this tea cup and pot
from a set I love from Fiskars. (I don't know the official name of the set, but I bought it from Michaels years ago.)

I colored the pot and cup with Copics. And to give the card a little more interest I  cut a base from a Sizzix die and embellished it with white enamel dots from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!