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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



http://wp.me/p2AuXD-47m


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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIP111beach

This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper, we are heading to the beach!!!  I have never been a beach goer, I am more likely to be found camping, or on a a hiking trail, but I could certainly use a vacation, so off to the beach I went.....


Since I don't frequent the beach, I really don't have any "beachy" card making supplies.  But, luckily. I happened upon some fun paper in my stash that did the job!!  My friend Cathy bought a paper pack that was beach themed, and she had asked if I wanted a few sheets from it......so, I knew they were somewhere in my crafty corner, and it only took me two paper piles to find them. YAY ME!!  :)


So, the top piece, with the image and sentiment, as well as the chevron layer below it, are from Cathy's paper. The card base is Sahara Sand.  I looped some linen thread around the bottom of the top layer.  And done.  Such a simple, quick process, but I just don't feel it needs anything more.

It is good to "get my feet wet" with card making, as I haven't been doing much these last two weeks.  My father passed away two weeks ago, and life has been a bit crazy for me ever since.  Hoping to get back on schedule soon.  It's good to be back to blogging and joining in the weekly SIP Challenge.
Hope you can find some time to join us as well.......maybe ya'all will inspire me to go to the beach!


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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SIP108floral

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge!!  This week it all about flowers.....


I am loving this new "ruffles" embossing folder!!  It is so pretty and fun. I embossed some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, the flowers are from "Grateful Bunch". The leaves were punched out with the retired bird punch.  Not sure where the shiny ribbon came from (I just happened to find it in the ribbon drawer).  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.


I also made this guy......


I used some of the new daisy dsp, which is another new favorite of mine!!

Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge....who doesn't like flowers??  :)


Thanks again for stopping by!!!
Make it a great day...
....and hug your pets!!
Lisa

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SIP107tictactoe

Hello!!!! 
And thank you for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  We have a great tic tac toe board for inspiration this week.

This is what I came up with.....


I have to give a huge "shout out" to Andrea Tracy-Tucker for making my new watermark!! I just love it....love the little tricycle!!!!

The image is from the Unity set "Don't be like the rest of them....."
I heat embossed it with the copper powder from Stampin Up on to Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.  I sponged the edges with BBS ink, and put some matching ribbon along one edge.  The roses are a retired Stampin Up item.


The "hello" is a Stampin Up thinlit die.  The patterned paper is from my massive paper stash and I have no idea of it came from.  :)

Here is the challenge badge.....





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SIP106JulyChristmas

Merry Christmas!!!!!
Thank you for stopping by to check out this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge. This week's challenge is "Christmas in July".  It was weird to try to think of Christmas things while it is sunny and nearly 80 degrees outside......but, I got through it!!  :)


I used an old Hero Arts set for the images and sentiment.  The embossing folder is a retired Stampin Up item.  I colored the images with copics.


And a little closer look.....


Aren't they cute??


Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge!!  Who doesn't love Christmas??

Have a great week.
Hug your pets!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SIP105simplethings

Summer is here!!  YAY!!  
And, after way more than our share of rain, northern Wisconsin actually got some sunshine today!! 

This week's challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is all about summer fun.  
I have never been a beach goer. My idea of summer fun is being in a boat, or a campsite, or on a hiking trail......



The base of my card is Pool Party cardstock.  I ran the top half of the card through the Big Shot with the new Ruffled embossing folder.  Not only does it make pretty ruffles, it make pretty waves!!

The image is from Great Impressions, the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I colored the image with my Copics, and wound some sparkly, multi-colored twine around the base before adhering the stamped images with dimensionals.  The fishy paper clip in the top corner is something I found in a drawer.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will join us by posting a card about your idea of summer fun!!

Make it a great day!
Hug your pets.
Lisa

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SIP104LuxGirl


Hello!!!
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge!!

This week we have a color challenge for you....




The colors we needed to use are lime green, indigo, and berry......and then add a metallic.
I added metallic with the use of some silver metallic paper.  The image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Company. The set is called 'Lux Girl'.  I colored it in using my copics in colors most similar to the requirements.  I finished off with a few dots.

Hope you can find some time to join us!!

Have a great week.
Hug your pets!
Lisa

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SIP103sketch

Hi there!! Thanks for stopping by!!
We are in the middle of some loud thunderstorms, and I have two dogs that don't care for thunder, so this will be a short post....  :(

This week's challenge is a nice, simple sketch.
Titus needed a Father's Day card to send to his son, so I used the sketch for that.

This seemed appropriate, and Titus approved, so..........


The card base is Cherry Cobbler, as is the larger sentiment from MFT stamps.  The small sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Wishes), in Crumb Cake, is from Stampin Up, as is the guitar (from Country Livin').  The background is sponged in those colors using a mask from SU's Happy Patterns.  I added a piece of twine, and done!!

Please join us if you can!!!

  

Now back to hugging my dogs....

Have a great week!!
Hug your pets,

Lisa

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SIP102cheers



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

This week we have a "Masculine" card theme.....and I happen to have a brother with a birthday coming up. And my brother happens to like beer.  lol


I enjoy making punch art. I had seen something similar on Pinterest, but it was a big mug, and I wasn't sure how to make the gold strips for the mug. Then I had the thought to make it a smaller mug, using the SU Word Window punch, and I was off!!  The "foam" on the top is made with the clouds from the Lawn Fawn set "Spring Showers". I cut a strip of white card stock to fit the three gold strips, and sponged the edges of that piece, the clouds, and the gold strips.

The mug handles were made with two circle punches - 1 1/2" and 1".

The sentiment is from SU's "Greetings" thinlit dies. I adhered my mugs of beer to a piece of Tip Top Taupe dsp, and put it on a matching base.  Stuck on a few sequins to finish it off.

This was my first attempt, didn't like it so much..... 


I hope my brother likes it.  I may attach it to a six pack....he would like that!!

Hope you can find some time to join us!!
Just click on the badge below to be taken to the challenge page....


Make it a great day!!
Thanks again for stopping by.
Hug your pets.
Lisa

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SIP101graduation

I made a pile of graduation cards this year..... and now that it is time for the one card I need to hand out, I have none left.  That is a good issue for a card maker to have, though.  :)

The graduate I need to give one to is graduating from the local high school. Our school colors are orange and black, and, just for a fun bit of trivia, our school mascot is the "midget". Yes, true story, we are the Butternut Midgets!!  :)


So, I went with some orange on his card, and dug out my favorite old graduation set from SU... "Go, Graduate". The numbers are cut out with the Stampin Up numbers dies. 

The inside.....

Hope he likes it.... Most graduates, I am sure, are more concerned with the cash inside, than what the card looks like.  lol

Here are a few of the others I had made....




Hope you can find some time to join the challenge!!

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SIP100


Hello there, and welcome!!

This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge is Cardmaker's Choice!! YAY!! That makes anything possible......

So, a good friend had a very bad day on Sunday, and I thought she could use a smile.....and some chocolate......


Also, I just purchased this adorable little skunk from Lawn Fawn, and couldn't resist putting him to use right away!!  I paired him with some sentiments from Here for You, by Stampin Up.

The dsp is a retired Stampin Up print, the stamped flowers are from the Swirly Scribbles set.  The bag is made with the Mini Treat Bag Die (which I have been obsessed with these last few weeks!!).


Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge!!  It's a great one to try, if you haven't joined us before, since you can do whatever you like!!!  :)


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