Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SIP#28 No Christmas

Hello All, and welcome to challenge 28 at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!  This week's challenge is to make a card that is "anything but Christmas".

We are forecasted to get 7-9 inches of snow within the next two days, so I decided to totally think ahead to SPRING!! :)  We haven't gotten nearly as much snow as we usually have here in northern Wisconsin by this time of year, so I have kind of gotten spoiled.....not looking forward to snow.

The base of my card is Pool Party, as well as the ink used to stamp the Hardwood stamp to make the fence. The wreath from the Circle of Spring is stamped in Pear Pizzazz. The wreath is colored in with Wink of Stella, Copic Mint Green marker, and Pistachio Pudding SU marker. The "hello spring" is stamped in Pool Party. 

I popped up the fence and the wreath with dimentionals. Then I added a few extra flowers and finished them off with some "bling".

Hope you enjoy my card. I will probably be shoveling snow as you read this!!  :)
Best wishes for a safe and happy 2016.

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop - Christmas Edition!!!  :) 

If you have arrived here from Twila Davis' page, thanks for continuing on to mine!!
The previous button will take you back to her page if needed.


Guest hoppers for this month are:
I m sure you will enjoy their goodies as you hop along.
This month's hop is all about Christmas, which is my favorite holiday and my favorite time of year!!  I love that my friends and I use Christmas as an excuse to get together to bake and visit. I love that my family is all together on Christmas Day. 
I am finally getting around to wrapping gifts, and found that I need more tags, so I whipped up a few more, and my card was inspired by one I found on Pinterest. I love ornaments, and my tree is all red and green.
The card base is Old Olive, the papers used for the ornaments are from a K Company pack that I purchased at a local store.  I punched various sized circles in a piece of white cardstock, then punched out circles a size larger from the patterned paper and placed them under the white. I drew the hangers with a marker, the ornament topper is punched from the Modern Label punch. The sentiment is from the newer Six Sayings set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I added some sparkle with a few sequins.
On to the gift tags.....

The Santa suit tag is made with Cherry Cobbler, with a black strip for his belt, and a white strip for the bottom of his coat. I cut a tiny square out of silver glitter paper to make a shiny belt buckle, the buttons I stamped using the eraser on my pencil which I inked up with Memento black ink.

The tree tag is cut from craft paper. I drew the tree on with an Old Olive marker, cut a star out with my Perfect Pines framelit.

The snowman is white cardstock, with a Pool Party hat. I added some sparkle with some silver ribbon on his hat, along with an orange button to match his nose.  I again used my pencil eraser to make his eyes and mouth, drew on a carrot for his nose.

All tags are 2 inches wide, and cut out with the tag topper punch, but any shape would work for the top of the tags, I think. Some coordinating ribbon, and you are done!!  :)

I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas goodies. 
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy 2016.

And now, you can continue on to my friend Andrea Tracy-Tucker's page by using the next button. I have had a sneak peak at her goodies, and am sure you will enjoy them!


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SIP #27 Thank You

Hello Everyone, and welcome to the 27th challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This one will be a two week challenge, as we all get ready for Christmas.  I have been super busy with last minute orders for Christmas gifts and making items for local craft fairs, I haven't even started my own Christmas cards yet. And I have barely made a dent in my baking.  Good thing I have some time yet!!!

As I said this one is a two week challenge, and it is for a thank you card.


This one will be sent off to my aunt Marge in Milwaukee.  Each year I make her a wreath to hang on her door, and she always sends me a card in return.  This year she sent me a early birthday card with a check in it with a note to "use this on something for YOURSELF".  My plan was to put it in my checking account, but then there was this sweater at Shopko, and this pair of earrings at a little shop downtown.....   lol

My card is made with snowflakes and a sentiment from "....like a snowflake" from Unity, the reindeer is also from Unity and was in a Reindeer Grab Bag. He is adorable!!  The reindeer is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and colored in with my endless collection of pencil crayons. The sentiment is also Chocolate Chip, the snowflakes are stamped in Gumball Green and Tempting Turquoise. I placed some bling in the big turquoise snowflakes, and tied some twine at the top.  I have to say, he is pretty festive. I love these colors.

Please take a moment to enter the challenge.
Have yourself a Merry Christmas.  Hope Santa is good to you!!


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SIP#26 sketch

Hello and welcome to this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.  This week we have a neat sketch for you.


I need a few more Christmas cards, so this is what I made......

I love the brick embossing folder from Stampin Up.  I put it on a precut card base from The Paper Cut. I used the Hardwood stamp to make a window frame, and the new Peaceful Pines and framelits to make the trees.  The sentiment is from Six Sayings.

Hope to see you enter this week's challenge!!
Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SIP25Quick Christmas

Hello all!! Happy December!!  Wow, I can't believe December is upon us already.....

Time for challenge #25 at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This one is a Card Maker's Choice.....

This works well for me, as I have lots of projects going on.  Had a friend who told me she wishes she had the patience for making cards......so I told her I would show her several cards she could make, with one set, in about 30 minutes or so......
So, I cracked open an old favorite, Get Your Santa On, and away we went.....
I still love, love this set!!  It is so much fun.  She seemed happy with what we created.... I told her we could add some embellishment, if she liked, but she liked them as is.  I thought they turned out super cute, as well.  Hopefully she will come over to "play" again. It is always more fun to create with friends.
Now I must get out of my Christmas creating zone, as my friend Cathy needs some birthday cards.
Make it a great day everyone!!!!