Paper and Ink Imaginings

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On A Whim Vertical Waves Card

Drat the Polar Vortex!!  It feels like ice planet Hoth here!  (And this is only the Mid-Atlantic – not a northern border state that is really FROZEN.) The thermometer on my kitchen window read -1 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday morning at 5:30 AM.

I need WARM SUNSHINE.

Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper will help my mood. I did a little vertical layering.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Caffeine and Kindness Royal Note Card

Happy Friday!

As you can see, I paper pieced another coffee cup for today’s note card. Actually, I paper pieced a bunch of them last weekend, just working my way through them!

This sentiment is from a Right at Home set of sentiments called How Have You Bean?.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Right At Home, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Avery Elle, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Coffee Themed Encouragement Cards

I think this Let’s Venti sentiment is wonderful!

The Perk Up version is a note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Dena Designs Happy Girl, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (cup, sleeve), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Encouragement Ice Cream Cards

I really wish I could get a version of this ice cream paper with a blue background!

This second card is a note card. And, YES, I have this paper in 2 different sizes – the smaller scale is from a 6 x 6 pad, the larger scale is an individual sheet I purchased separately.

Are you asking, “why ice cream today, Kathy??”

This past weekend, Offspring3 and I went to see “The Color Purple” at The Kennedy Center. It was a lovely show. On the way home, we stopped at our local soft serve stand and ate dessert before dinner!  I got the better end of the deal – she bought the tickets & drove (Metro construction zones, rail closures made it too difficult to go on public transportation), I paid for parking and ice cream.

SO…I have had ice cream on my mind!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Early in April, I was watching the premiere of the Trading Spaces reboot…and of course there was a paint chip commercial. Paint chips! Gotta do it for my friends!

These got mailed out before Offspring3 and I left on our adventure.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Bo Bunny Garden Party, Crate Paper Good Vibes, Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Sunbathing Mother’s Day Card

This is a card for my Mom.

The main image is on a wobble spring, and intentionally mounted with the lady leaning. When you make it wobble, it looks like she is falling.

True story: My maternal grandmother was sitting in a similar lawn chair at our neighborhood picnic sometime while I was in high school. She was watching the softball game, beer in her hand. A small plane went over head (we were less than 10 miles from a small community airport), and it caught her eye. It must have gone straight over her. She watched it diligently and leaned a little too much in that webbed lawn chair. She went over backwards. One of those slow motion visuals. She didn’t get hurt, but she did spill her beer.

With that story in mind, how else could I use this image for Mom???

Supplies: Stamps – Art Impressions, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, My Favorite Things Bundle of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Gable Green (retired), inks – Copic C3, C5, E23, E51, B0000, B02, R24, R81, R85, Y06, YG06, YG17, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Ranger clear.