Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Hello, Hello!!!
And thanks for stopping by.

This week's challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper is the Ombre technique.
I hope you like what I came up with...........

The color I used is Crushed Curry. It is the cardstock and the ink I sponged on to the white layer.

I started by heat embossing the flowers with white embossing powder on to the white cardstock. I then sponged the ink over the embossing, starting at the left side and going lighter as I went right.  I stopped several times to wipe the embossed images off with a clean towel, so they stood out brighter.

The images are from and oldie, but goodie, set called Summer Silhouettes.  The stamped sentiments are from the Amazing You set.  The die cut "amazing" is from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  I cut it out of Crushed Curry cardstock and pressed it on to my Versamark pad, then sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for some more sparkle, and done!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018


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

This week's theme is "Basket of Flowers".  Well, mine isn't exactly a basket, but it is as close as I have.  :)  I think it works......lol.

The image and sentiment are from SU's Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts.  The base of the card is Perfect Plum, I believe. The yellow dsp is a scrap I had. I cut a doily in half and attached it to either end of the stitched oval.  I colored the image with copics, attached a few sequins, and done.  :)  Pretty simple, but still pretty.  :)

Please join in our challenge if you can!!  I would love to see what you create.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper.

This week is a color challenge, and I have to say, "I love these colors!!"  We will not, however, discuss how many attempts it took me to get this card right.......

I either messed up the stamping, or changed my mind on the placement, or tapped my stamp on to the wrong color ink pad.  Sigh....  But, eventually, I succeeded!!  Yay me!!   :)

The stamps are from Stampin Up's "In the City" set.  I kept the cards pretty simple. I used Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist ink and cardstock.

Please join in the challenge if you can.  I would love to see what you create!!!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!!!
I have been MIA the past few week's because my computer has been in the shop, but, thankfully I am back in business, for now at least.  It may be time to start shopping for a new one, because the local repair guy says if this happens again, he may not be able to do anything about it again.......boo.

So......... on to the challenge!!!

I love sketch challenges.  As I have said before, they are my favorites!!!
Here is my card.......

The adorable little skunk is from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped him in black and colored him with a black Copic marker.  The leaves are from SU's We Must Celebrate, and the sentiment is from SU's Here For You, and all are stamped in Old Olive. The card base is also Old Olive. The dsp behind the skunk is some retired SU dsp I had in my bin.

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Please join in this week's challenge if you can!!!  Can't wait to see what you make.  :)

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Make it a great week.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Hello there!!  And thanks for stopping by.

This week for the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge, we are coping with "Cabin Fever".  While I am not quite sick of winter yet, I know many others are, so we are thinking ahead to spring with our creations this week.

My card is made using an image from a new Stampin Up set I just got called "Flying Home".  I just love it, and think it is going to get a lot of use over the next few weeks.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp.  I colored the image with pencil crayons.  The background paper is a scrap I had, so not sure of it's name.  The ruffled ribbon is a retired SU item.  My card base is Pool Party cardstock, and the yellow banner is made from Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Hope you can find some time to join in this challenge!!  Just click on the image below to be directed to the challenge home page...

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Make it a great week.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018


All You Need is Love.
That is the theme for this week's challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.
And now I have the song in my head.........  

For my card, I dug up some old dsp I had.  It is by Stampin Up, but it is from years ago and I don't recall the name.  I fussy cut some of the tags and such off of one of the sheets, used another to cut out the heart, and used a third as a background layer under my embossed layer.  The embossed hearts are done with a Cuddlebug folder called 'Cross my Heart'.

The base is Calypso Coral.  Some of the tags and circles are attached with dimensionals.  I sponged around the heart with Calypso Coral ink to add some dimension.

Please join in this week's challenge if you can!!

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Have a great week.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018


This week's challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper is some fun colors.......

I had some fun with these ones, and I am not usually much of a "pink" person.  :)

I used Melon Mambo, Berry Burst, and Calipso Coral inks and the sketchy heart from the wood crate bundle stamps to create a background on the first card.  Then I used my rotary stamp to make the sentiment along with the word "you" cut from a die.

The card base on both is Melon Mambo.  I used a piece of dsp from the woodgrain stack to stamp my favorite chicken on to for the second card.  Used same colors.  Layered it on to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar before adhering it to the card base and tied on some twine.

Please play along if you have some time.
Would love to see your creations!!!

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