Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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A Muse Stem Floral Belated Birthday Card

I recently missed two birthdays in a week (both friends from my freshman year of college – long ago & far away!). What was I thinking???

GUILT.

Mailing this ASAP. The other card is on my craft table in pieces.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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Act Dream Plan Believe Encouragement Card

One of my gym friends was weeding out her craft stash, and this Verses sentiment is one of the stamps that got donated to me. (Thanks, Sherry!)

Supplies: Stamp – Verses, paper – KaiserCraft Havana Nights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Flip Flop Color Wheel Card

For the last two weeks, I have been struggling with the billing department of my dentist (note: As of Friday, the struggle appears to have been resolved in my favor. I am a skeptic, so, time will tell!). One day last week, one of the phone calls sent me over the edge…I needed RETAIL THERAPY on a budget! I ended up at Newton’s Nook…and I am am thrilled with the products I selected, the shipping cost, and the shipping time

I knew what I wanted to do with the flip flops before I even got the package open.

I used my handmade wreath building tool (inspired by GinaK Designs Wreath Builder Templates ) to position the flip flops perfectly.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Glorious Green (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Night of Navy, Only Orange (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Real Red, YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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I Have Been Nominated for The Liebster Award 2018

Old Ellicott City, July 29, 2018 (click to enlarge)

 

Mike Hartley, of Threw Mikes Eyez , nominated me for the Liebster Award 2018. With some very kind words.

Mike and I live in the same county, and we “met” through our blogs.

Here is the list of questions that Mike asked me to answer:

  1. Do you look for the positive in people?
  2. Do you love your family and friends?
  3. Do you ask yourself how can you help someone less fortunate and do it?
  4. Do you forgive those who may do something wrong and help them move on?
  5. Do you vote?
  6. Do you love animals?
  7. Do you easily pass on and share your knowledge/experience with others?
  8. Do you drive responsibly?
  9. Do you tell the truth?
  10. Do you treat people equally?
  11. Do you know the meaning of life? If so, get back to me please, I want to see if it jives with my thoughts.

I printed the questions and have had them on my craft table for 3 days. They are very introspective questions, don’t you think?

Obviously, the goal for questions 1 – 10 is the answer YES. (Other than #4, I was born a scorekeeper (just the way my brain works)…I am working on it!)

And, NO, I don’t know the meaning of life!

Thanks to Mike for the nomination AND the kind words. Please go check out his blog, Threw Mikes Eyes .

I decided that I wouldn’t officially enter the contest.

Happy Friday!

 


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Ombre Hawaiian Shirt Cards

I had this stamp set out for last week’s Hibiscus on Navy Card , and the ombre ink pad was on my work table. Hmmmm.

And here is a note card, because you know I stamp multiple images in case I mess up!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Hero Arts Ombre Mermaid, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Ombre Circles Birthday Card

I picked up a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad (Ombre Mermaid) a while ago, and never liked anything stamped with it enough to post. I pulled it out again..this I like!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, inks – Hero Arts Ombre Mermaid, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Birthday Card

Another card using my old faithful Spring Garden stamp set (only the tulip blooms for this). I was in the mood for a Lilly Pulitzer inspired pattern.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise (sob! just recently retired!), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.