Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving week!!
Hope you are getting to enjoy some extra holiday time with family and friends.  Safe travels if you are heading out and about.  :)

This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper......
our challenge for you is "Grateful, Thankful, Blessed".
I went with a simple "thank you" card.  I had made some similar to send out after my dad passed away earlier this year, and I needed a few more for some coworkers recently. I had just loved how they turned out, so I made more of them, almost the same.

I started with my "go to" stamp set, Lovely as a Tree.
I stamped it in black, and sponged in some colors using Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz.  I then attached the white layer to coordinating cardstock, and done!!

A quick and simple card.  I can always count on that stamp set to help me out if I am ever at a loss for something to make.  :)

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Have a safe and Blessed Thanksgiving.
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Hello again!!  
Thanks for stopping by.....

This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is some pretty colors for fall. And, the timing is perfect as I picked up my new "Painted Harvest" stamp set at the post office today!!!  It has, sadly, been sitting there since Friday, but I had no opportunity to get there before today.  How sad!!

Here is my first project with it.....

My colors used are Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry for the ink. Chocolate Chip is also the card base color, but I snuck in some Early Espresso ribbon under the sentiment.

This past week we had to say goodbye to my best furry friend, Scout.  

That makes all three pups we have lost within the last 14 months.  It is very sad, and very quiet, in our house now.  I don't think my heart is quite ready for a new pup yet, but maybe within a few months.  So, hug your furkids extra close today!!

Please take a moment to join in our challenge this week.  I know I will be playing with this stamp set again soon......I love it!!  And it worked really well with the challenge colors.  My new "toys" came in the mail at a good time.....I need the distraction!!

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Make it a great week.
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Hello there!!  And thanks for stopping by!!

I am not much of a wine or coffee drinker, so I don't have any wine stamps, and only a few coffee ones, so I had to think of something totally different.  And this is where I went.....

Te card base is Flirty Flamingo.  The stamp is from Stampabilities.  It is stamped in black, and colored in with Copics. 

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Make it a great week.
Hug your pets!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


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This is, surprise...surprise, not my original idea for this week's sketch.
But, when I went to make my card, I couldn't find the framelits I wanted to use. So that meant going back to the drawing board, and doing so quickly, as I didn't realize it was getting late, and my link was due!!

The card base is Old Olive. The white layer I ran through a snowflake filled embossing folder. The dsp is from a retired SU Christmas collection, I believe. The Cherry Cobbler swirly swirl is cut out using the Swirly Scribbles framelits. and the penguin and sentiment are from 'pebbles'.

I was inspired to use this sentiment because I wore up to THIS on Saturday morning....

Yuk.  Winter seems to be coming early to northern Wisconsin.

It s such a fun sketch!!  I hope you can find some time to make something to share with us.  IF I come across my tree framelits, I may try my original idea.  lol

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Make it a great day.
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Thanks for checking out my post for challenge #122 at Stamp, Ink, Paper.
This week washi tape is in the spotlight.  I must admit that I don't think to use washi much, but I do have about two dozen rolls of it for some reason, so luckily I was prepared!!  lol

I am in Christmas mode, as I am getting ready for a craft fair, so that made my choice of washi easy.
I used the Perfect Pines framelits (SU) to cut the tree and star. The stitched oval is from Gina Steimel.  The sentiment is from Better Together (SU).

The oval is pooped up with some foam squares.

Can't wait to see what you come up with using your washi.  Perhaps you will inspire me to use mine more!!

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Have a great week.
Hug your pets!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's card for Stamp, Ink, Paper!
We have a tic-tac-toe board to go by this week, and I am hoping that my pine cones and needles count as "wood" on the board!!  :)

I love all things Christmas, and, since I am sick and feel like poo, I thought making something Christmas related would cheer me up.
IT hasn't worked yet, but that may just be lack of sleep and all the meds I took.

The colors are Mossy Meadow and Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla paper. 
I cut the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and in Very Vanilla and layered them.
If you have any other questions, just leave a comment or message me on facebook...... I am off to sleep!!  

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Hope you all have a great week!!
Hug your pets!!!!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Welcome to this week's challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

We have some fun colors for you to work with this week...
I mean, who doesn't love lime??  Well, I do!!  :)

Combine that with orange and black, and my mind went right to Halloween.
I am not a big fan of Halloween, but HAD to have this cute Cookie Cutter Halloween set from Stampin Up last year.  I hadn't inked up anything ut the scarecrow in the set, so I thought it was a good time to break out some of the other characters....

The base is a piece of random orange cardstock purchased at a local scrapping store that is sadly going out of business. :(  I made the background by inking up the eraser on my pencil in Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie ink and tapping it all over the paper.  The spidery sentiment is from Great Impressions.

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I hope you an find time to join in this week's challenge.

Make it a great week.
Hug your pets!!!