Saturday, November 18, 2017

SIP Challenge 125 - Colors!

Hooray for colors! It's one of the main reasons I stamp. I love having almost 100 colors of ink to play with. It's a perfect way to relax in the evening.

I'm sort of in "Christmas Mode" right now, but when I saw these colors I though about my parents, who love my cards and would love to get one for Thanksgiving. So that's where this one is going in today's mail.

My inspiration comes from Stamp, Ink, Paper's Challenge 125.

My supply list is:

Ranger Gloss Paper
Stampin' Up!'s Lovely As a Tree
Stampin' Up!'s Sheltering Tree (sentiment)
SU! Crushed Curry Ink
SU! So Saffron Ink
SU! Cajun Craze Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Ranger Blending Tool

Stamp, Ink, Paper, thanks so much (and my parents thank you too) for this weeks inspiration! And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fab Friday Challenge 125

I've been playing around the Baby Jesus stamp set, and this challenge from Fab Friday this week seemed perfect to put it all together. I love this sketch and would like to do some other things with it, but this is my entry for now.

The supplies I used are:

-Stampin' Up!'s Letters for You
-Stampin' Up!'s Large Letters Framelits Dies
-Neat & Tangled Little Baby Jesus Stamp --Set & Dies
-Stampin' Up!'s Merry Music DSP
-Copic Markers R14, R17, R29, E01 & E37

Thanks to everyone over at Fab Friday for a great challenge this week! And thanks for stopping by my blog! Blessings!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

1Arthouse Pinterest Printable

I found this beautiful digital image on Pinterest this weekend. The link led me to this post over at I totally stink at hand doing anything (which is why I stamp), so I snagged the design and did what I do best, colored it in.

The background paper is from Stampin' Up! Into the Woods collection and I used a variety of Copic markers. The three sequins came from a package purchased at Walmart.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #121 Entry

It's been a while since I've done a challenge and today was a perfect fall day to do this!

The challenge came from Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #121. It was a "Tic-Tac-Toe" theme and the three I chose were on the left hand side of the grid: Leaf, Orange and Twine.

Here's my supply list:

-Speckletone True White Card Stock (
-Woodland Forest Patterned Paper (Pebbles)
-Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves
-SU! Leaflets Dies
-SU! Cajun Craze ink
-SU! Pumpkin Pie ink
-SU! Delightful Dijon Ink
-SU! Baked Brown Sugar Twine
-SU! Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
-My Sentiments Exactly (Thanksgiving Innies & Outies)
-SU! Soft Suede Ink

Happy autumn, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How To Make A Bookmark Card

These instructions can be made using any stamps, any size bookmark and any size card.

I got this idea when I fell in love with this stamp set from Prima Marketing titled "Quotes," but the stamps were too big for the standard A2 size cards that I usually make. So I decided to make a Bookmark Card.

First I chose the patterned paper which was from Pebbles. Then chose the inks (SU!'s Always Artichoke and Delightful Dijon) and stamped the bookmark and colored in a few of the images.

Then I measured and made the card just a little bigger than the bookmark, cut a slit in the top and ran the twine through it. (See picture below.)

The bookmark can be easily moved up or down for perfect placement, yet can be removed so the recipient can have a sweet little gift too!

Since my card was a special size, I needed to make it a custom envelope. Since the pattern is so busy, I placed Avery Labels on the front for the "to" and "from" areas. And since I'm going to give this as a gift for someone else to give away, I used some envelope gum so it could be sealed later on.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 108

This card was made for the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge #108. The theme is "Fabulous Flowers." They're my favorite thing to stamp!

My supply list for this card is:

SU! Array of Sunshine
SU! Endless Birthday Wishes
Watermelon Wonder Ink
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Cajun Craze Ink and Card Stock
Pear Pizzaz Ink
Tim Holts Stencil
So Saffron Ink

I also used this card to create my first ever
photo-stitching tutorial. You can see it here
on my blog.

Thanks to everyone over at Stamp, Ink Paper
for a great challenge. And thanks for stopping
by my blog today!

When Ink Pads Are Too Juicy...

I love Stampin' Up! products, and their colors are one of the main reasons why. But sometimes I they ink their stamp pads a little too much. This is especially hard when I have a fine detailed image. The ink seems to run together.

Memento Inks are a little better with fine images, but I so often I really want to use my SU! colors.

Well yesterday I found my solution. Ink them with a Ranger Foam Pad first. I had to do this three times before stamping the image just to make sure the ink was evenly dustributed.

It worked perfectly!

I also tried using a Stampin' Spot and lightly inking it, and that worked well too.

I know there must be others who have the same problem, and hopefully this tutorial has helped!

Now I need to get more foam pad refills!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!