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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SIP117watercolor

Sigh......  Watercoloring and I are not friends. I have tried a few things, and was not happy with any results, so I stopped trying.  Well, then Andrea has this brainstorm that we needed to do a watercolor challenge.  Some days I wonder why I like her.....  lol.

Well, after a few struggles, I came across a few happy accidents......


The first background I made by touching ink pads to my acrylic block, spritzing it with water, and laying paper over the top.  The colors are Tim Holtz's Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Mustard Seed'.
The stamps are from Endless Creations.


For this second one, same stamps, but the inks are from Stampin Up. I believe I used Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry.


This last one, is the same as the above.  I inked this paper, spritzed some more water on the acrylic block, then did the above paper. These images are from the retired Summer Silhouette set, the image is a random little fella that I am not sure where it came from.

Hope you like these.  Now that I have found a system that works for me, I think I will do more.


Hope you can find some time to join in this week's challenge.  I would like to see what you come up with, and what techniques you use!!

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SIP116Fall

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

This week the challenge is a Clean and Simple fall card.  I really love CAS cards. I especially love that, even though I am nursing a migraine, a CAS card didn't hurt my already aching brain too much.  lol



The sentiment is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. The image is from Unity Stamp Co.  I don't know why, but sunflowers always make me think of fall. I stamped both with Chocolate Chip ink, and colored the image with copic markers. The base is Crushed Curry cardsotck. The image and sentiment are on Very Vanilla cardstock.

Another thing I love about Clean and Simple cards is how quickly they come together,  I must admit, this card only took me a few minutes to put together.  The biggest chunk of time was taken up digging through my Unity Stamps to find the one I had in mind!!  :)


I hope you can find some time to join in!!  I would love to see what you come up with.

Make it a great day.
Hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SIP115colors

Welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.
This week, we have some awesome colors for you to play with.

I must admit, I struggled a bit with this one.  My first several ideas just didn't pan out.
So, I decided to play with my "Crazy" friends!!  :)


I colored my critters with copics. Cut them out with their matching dies. Applied them to the cards with dimensionals.  The splatter spot on the dog card are from Timeless Textures. The dots on the dog card are from "You are Here" and the sentiment, which cracks me up, is from "Riley & Company".


 The dots on the bird card are a retired Stampin Up item, as is the patterned paper.  I cut the layers out with my stitched dies from Gina Steimel.  The sentiment is from "Crackerbox Palace".


Hope you can find some time to join in this week's challenge.  I would love to see what you all do with these colors!!


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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SIP114plunge



Hello!!  And thanks for stopping in to check out my card for this weeks Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  

This week we have a fun sketch for you.  As I have often said, I love sketches.....they are some of my favorite challenges to do!!

Hope I don't offend anyone with my sassy card..... but I got this stamp set (from Unity Stamp Co) at a stamping/scrapping sale/swap at a ridiculously low price, and I have been waiting for a chance to ink it up.

I think it is hysterical.  Titus and my brother both shook their heads when I showed it off yesterday.  They don't get my sense of humor sometimes!!  lol




As I said, the stamps are from Unity Stamp Company.  The name of the set is "AH Crap".  lol  My colors are Mint Macaron and Wisteria Wonder.

If I haven't totally offended you, please take a moment to enter this week's challenge!!  Just click on the challenge badge below.....


Again, thanks for stopping by!!
Make it a great day...
and hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SIP113back2school

Welcome to the "Back to School" card challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

I don't have a lot of school related things, cuz - no kids.  Well, my kids have paws, and don't go to school....  :)


But, I did find a few things in my stash that I think worked..... I do have a sister that is a teacher, so there are a few items related to school lying around..

The stamps are from "Oogloo" and "Cooke Scraps".  Weird names for stamp makers, but that is what the blocks say.  :)  I colored the images with my copics, and attached them to some paper I thought was appropriate.  It is hard to come up with ideas when you don't really have a lot to choose from, but I think I did ok.


Hope you can ind time to share your creations with me!!  Maybe your ideas can inspire me to make some cards for my sister throughout the year!!

Make it a great week!!
Hug your pets,
Lisa

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SIP112travel

Hello there fellow crafty folks!!!
Thanks for stopping by.

This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper theme is "travel".
Thanks, Justin.  Now I want to go on vacation!!


I used some paper from American Craft for the background and the smaller circles.  The image is from Unity Stamp Co, and is called "Let's Be Adventurers".  The little wooden airplane is what started the whole card idea (funny where my 'jumpin off' points come from sometimes!!).  I am not sure where the plane came from, I believe I got the baggie of shapes from Hobby Lobby.  It also contains bikes, cars, and sailboats.

So, take some time to make a travel themed card, and go "on vacation" with me...... this may be as close to a vacation as I get. lol

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Make it a great day!!
Hug your pets.
Lisa

Thursday, August 10, 2017

OSATbloghop-kids



OMGeeeeeee......  Who remembered to finish her blog post like at the last possible minute??  THIS GIRL!!  lol  Hope I make sense, cuz I am tired!!

So, I don't have much "back to school" stuff geared towards kids, so I went with a birthday theme for a little guy I know who has a birthday coming up, and he happens to like trucks, so.....


I had the gift, and gift bag, with all the dots, which I thought was fun, so I wanted dots on the card, and, as I mentioned he likes trucks. 



The images are from "Little Trucks" which is an oldie, but goodie Stampin Up set.  The sentiment is from the Mini Treat bag die set.

I hope he likes it, and the trucks inside.  I will also give his mom the rest of the box of crayons, cuz the leftovers do me no good.  :)

Next up on the hop is Rick Adkins.  I am sure he will have you something fun to check out as you hop along!!

Make it a great day,
Hug your pets!!
Lisa



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Melissa Davies -  https://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post.html 
Renee Ondrajka -   https://stampinwithrenee.blogspot.com/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-kids.html 
Anna Smith -  http://www.scrappingstampingandstuff.com/osat-blog-hop-kids/
Lori Mueller -  http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school-for-the-kids.html 
Marisa Gunn -  http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-for-the-kids.html 
Jessie Holton -  http://www.jessieholton.com/2017/08/10.html 
Jenny Hall - https://www.jennystampsup.com/2017/08/10/osat-blog-hop-kids-theme/
Dena Rekow -  http://www.thecreativitycave.com/my_weblog/2017/08/osat-blog-hop-kids.html 
Andrea Tracy-Tucker  - https://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2017/08/osat-kids-only-blog-hop.html
Kelly Acheson - http://astampabove.typepad.com/my-blog/2017/08/kids-cards-one-stamp-at-a-time-blog-hop.html
Lisa Altman -   https://bluetricyclecrafts.blogspot.com/2017/08/osatbloghop-kids.html 
Rick Adkins - http://wp.me/p2AuXD-47m