Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Joe Cool Awesome Card

I had Joe Cool out on my table for something else, and decided he needed to help me celebrate awesomeness!

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B28, C3, C7, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Aqua and Gold Sympathy Card

I had a card base on my craft table that I thought was blank inside. Nope, I had embossed a sympathy sentiment inside. I pulled out a very old stamp set to help me complete the card.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Floral Bouquets Valentine’s Day Card

This card is for my mother-in-law. She loves flowers, so I thought a red and pink bouquet would be the way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her. (I will probably make some sort of treat to go along with it!)

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E29, G46, R29, R39, R81, R85, YG17, YG25, Y26, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Bright Daisies Birthday Card

I would love to be able to grow Gerbera daisies in these colors!

We made it to Friday! Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Yellow (050), die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Grumpling Bad Mood Card

You know I love puns. Couldn’t pass up the Grumpling (Taylored Expressions) cow standing in a field of green complaining.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sage Shadow (retired – way way retired!), inks – Copic E23, E33, E41, T5, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (grumpling), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink and Coral Baby Card

Wishing you all a belated Happy New Year!

I made time to visit my craft table and try to find some missing MOJO over the weekend. This card has been in pieces in my cabinet for at least 3 months (the baby wasn’t colored, nothing was assembled). Boy, do I feel rusty!

Let’s see, what else is going on?

Mid January, and I am tired of winter (mid-Atlantic up & down winter). I do love snow, but only if I have nowhere to drive until the roads are clear.

I am avoiding the gym right now – too many germs.

Adjusting to hearing aids. “WHAT???” I knew that I was missing things, didn’t know I was missing enough for hearing aids. The ones I have are comfortable – didn’t expect that (have watched my mother struggle with comfort in hearing aids for over 20 years). I have noticed if I am watching TV alone that I can reduce the volume. I am struggling with background noise and anything I have coming via Bluetooth from my phone (too loud and not easily adjustable). I miss having room behind my ears to tuck my hair. I am a work in progress.

I hope your January is going well!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, RV13, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Spellbinders, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Christmas Elves Card

I got up at 5:00 am on Wednesday to finish assembling my cards. A few (to the farthest away friends/family) went in the mail on Wednesday. Hoping to plow through the rest early Thursday morning.

Finished baking cookies late Wednesday afternoon. Just a batch of brownies to finish up.

Cleaning and cooking prep on Thursday.

My family will visit for afternoon savory snacks & cookies on Christmas Eve. We will visit the in-laws on Christmas Day.

SO…I wish you Happy Holidays, and may 2022 bring us all some cheer!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG01, C1, C3, C7, E33, E37, E51, G03, R21, R29, Y28, YG23, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Status Report – Christmas 2021

Thought I would stop by to let you know how my tasks are going.

Cookie baking has commenced. I am not quite halfway done, but good progress.

I have started my cards, coloring is in progress. Envelopes are addressed.

Calendars are updated and printed. (photo credit for cover photo: Offspring3)

And…drum roll…

I renewed the blog for another year. I realized as I was stamping my personalized stamp (which has my name and blog address) on the back of my Christmas cards that I actually have to have a plan for stopping. So, let’s consider 2022 the farewell tour of Paper and Ink Imaginings – as I figure out how to change to continue or how to exit.


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Snowpeople Christmas Card

I mass produced this card over the weekend for my parents to mail.

As usual, I have sabotaged myself for the month of December – too many tasks, too few ideas, definitely not enough hours in the day before Christmas.

Checklist:

Christmas tree up & decorated? YES!

Christmas cards made? Parents – yes, mine – NOPE

Calendar edited & printed? NOPE & NOPE

Gift shopping done? Did I even start???

Baking? Starts Friday

Supplies: Stamps – Art Impressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Almost Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, inks – Copic B34, E33, E37, E57, G99, R39, R89, W1, W3, W7, Y26, Y35, YG95, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Red Dahlia Birthday Card

I blended this dahlia a while ago, and got interrupted by life. I pulled it back out last week and turned it into a card for one of my cousins.

Time for me to start fretting about having nothing done for Christmas!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Gina K Designs Cherry Red, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous.