Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Remember Note Card

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember those military service men and women who have died defending the USA.

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Stardream Vista (I think? It’s an old scrap!), ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle tag, wonky rectangle), Taylored Expressions (floral stem), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


St. Patrick’s Day Card – 2019

I am ahead of schedule with this (St. Patrick’s Day cards usually fall through the cracks for me – very last minute!) – but I need it off of my “to do” list. This is for my parents.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Just for Fun, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stardream Metallic Gold, inks – VersaMark Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.

Holly and Dogs New Year’s Card

Here is the completed New Year’s card that I mailed out last week. Offspring3 gifted me the adorable dog stamp for Christmas, I had to use it.

Supplies:  Stamp – Recollections, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, inks – Copic C5, C7, E15, E23, E29, E33, E51, E53, G17, N4, R21, R29, T5, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year!

I have no firework stamps or paper, but I thought the Watercolor Galaxy paper by Brutus Monroe would work – nature’s fireworks.

I am working diligently on my holiday cards (with the Happy New Year sentiment) – I will post about them after they get mailed.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

LLama Note Card

Last of the Christmas cards for personal use.

If you need me, I’ll be napping for a few days!  😉

Supplies:  Stamp – Technique Tuesday, paper – Crate Paper (Good Vibes), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Shine Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E23, E37, E41, E57, G03, R20, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside – the side without the stitching!), Technique Tuesday (llama), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads…

YES, this is only some of what I have been baking for the past week. As I am typing (Sunday evening), I still have a pan of brownies to make (Monday), and a batch of pretzel rolls (Christmas morning – they have to be fresh).

PLEASE NOTE:  I have not started my holiday cards!  Nada, zilch, zippo. I do have a “Happy New Year” stamp, I am all set!

On this Christmas Eve, I wish you peace. May the magic of the season shine!



Pink and Black Buffalo Check Note Card


This was sent off to a dear friend.

How are your holiday preparations proceeding? The offspring helped decorate the Christmas tree over the weekend. And I printed my wall calendars (3 – 2 for gifts, 1 for here). I still have not completed a holiday card – good thing I have lots of sentiments to choose from because HAPPY NEW YEAR is looking more and more appropriate!

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (holly, berries), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.