Tuesday, January 16, 2018


This week's challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper is a great sketch.
I kept my card pretty simple. The background is three colors of washi tape.
On top of that I glued a circle of twine. The sentiment is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, and is popped up with dimensionals. I finished it off with some little dots of color in the lower corner.

Hope you can find some time to join in the challenge.
Sketches are my favorite!!!  :)

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Have a great day.
Hug your pets!!!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Hello!!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge for 
Stamp, Ink, Paper,
this week, we are enjoying some CAKE!!!!
Make a card with a cake on it.....

So, I started out stamping a wedding cake, and had a totally different idea in mind.
I didn't care for how it was coming together, so I went in a totally different direction......

Ended up with a Birthday card instead!!

I like this fun Picture Perfect Party dsp from the new Saleabration catalog.  Thanks to Ms Andrea Tracy-Tucker for sending me some!!!  She also gifted me with the pretty lime ribbon I used.  :)
The sentiments are from an old SU birthday set, the cake image is from Big Day, I believe.
All were stamped in Bermuda Day.  The dsp layer, sentiments, and image are all adhered with dimensionals.  

Hope you can find some time to join in this week!!  I would love to see what you come up with.
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Make it a great week!!
Hug your pets!!!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Happy 2018 Everyone!!!
Here's hoping for a great year for each of us!!

The first challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper for the new year is all about Embossing.....

I need a few winter cards, as I was a bit busy in December, and didn't get to Christmas cards. So this is one of them.....

My plan is to send out some wintery cards to at least the peeps that sent cards to me...... Hoping this isn't too "Christmassy" because of the colors, but I still think it is cute.  :)

My reasons for not getting out Christmas cards are several....... Until last week, I was juggling to jobs, which isn't so bad, unless one is a third shift job.  As of this week, the third shift job is my only one. I think the two jobs made me exhausted, which made me more susceptible to the flu that was going around.  I got so bad that I even went to the doctor, which anyone who knows me, knows that I hate going to the doctor.

I also got married in December.  That was part of the reason I went to the doctor....... Didn't want to be coughing all over Titus as we said "I do".  :)  We got married at a local state park, so outdoors, in 4 degree weather.  Crazy, I know!!  lol

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Hope you can find some time to join in this week's challenge.
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And have a great first week of 2018!!
Hug your pets.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


This week's theme for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge is a color combo of red, green, and gold......  Well, gold is not something I use much of, so I had a bit of a challenge coming up with something that would work to help meet the challenge.

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

The card base is Cherry Cobbler, as is the ink I used to stamp the sentiment.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up's "Tin of Tags".  The images are from "pebbles". And, here is the funny part......the gold ribbon is out of my wrapping stash!!!  I was wrapping a few gifts last night for Titus to take to his co-workers, and luckily, the roll contained some gold.  Yay me!

The sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla, the images are applied with dimensionals.

Please take a moment to join our challenge is you can. 
Merry Christmas.

Hug your pets!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge is "Let It Snow".

Here is northern Wisconsin, we are still waiting on some snow.  We had a bit a while back, but that has pretty much all melted.  I can't believe it is into December, and we have no snow.  One to two inches is in the forecast for tonight, so maybe it will be all white outside in the morning when I leave work.  I love the look of snow, but hate to drive in it!!

My card for this challenge is pretty simple.  Sometimes simple is best.  I just couldn't think of anything to add to it.  

The stamps are from Unity Stamp Company.  The colors I used are Dapper Denim and Pool Party.

Please join the challenge if you can!!  There is so much you can do with this theme!!

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Make it a great day.
Hug your pets!! 


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!!