Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Hey folks!!!  Welcome to challenge #147 for Stamp, Ink, Paper.
This week we are breaking out our coloring skills.  :)

This is how I started......

I am making some invites for a luncheon we are having in a few weeks for friends and family that want to get together to celebrate us getting married a few months back. We got married outside, in a nearby state park.  It was 4 degrees that day!!  At least no long johns will be required to attend the luncheon.  :)

This was the finished product.  It turned out very cute. I am super happy with it!! I absolutely fell for this stamp set when I saw it, but have struggled what to do with it.  I am so glad now that I bought it.  

Te set is called "Always & Forever" and is by Stampin Up.  The cardstock colors are Flirty Flaminga and Baked Brown Sugar. The tree trunk is colored with copics.  The sentiment is from a very old SU set called Sincere Salutations, I think.... :)   The heart embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and is called Cross My Heart.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my invites.
Please join in the challenge if you can.  It's a great excuse to color....which I find relaxing.  :)

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Hope you have a great week!!!

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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!

Again, thank you for stopping by. Join in this week's challenge if you can!!!

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