Paper and Ink Imaginings

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You Make My Heart Flutter Card

I splurged on a new set of My Favorite Things sentiments last month. I haven’t used my Hero Arts butterfly die in a while, it made me happy to pull it out again.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry’s Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Sky, ink – VersaMark, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

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Teal, Lilac and Olive Belated Birthday Card

I wanted to use the You Are Lovely set from Hero Arts, but not use one of my go to color combinations. SO…I thought for a bit, and pulled out a color combination from some other year. Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive. I am 98% happy with the way it turned out. I would be 100% happy with it if I still had a stash of retired Lovely Lilac cardstock to use as the mat.  😉

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Floral Distress Oxide Background Birthday Card

Someone (Offspring3) had a birthday recently.

I have dragged my feet getting on the Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad bandwagon. Do I need Distress Oxide inks? I don’t know! I finally bought 2 colors (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) that I know I will use, just to play with them and determine if I like them enough to buy more. The jury is still out, I have to try blending them. I thought they would stamp more solidly than the results I got with this background (note: I stamped 4 pieces of this background while I had the stamps on my MISTI).

My mother’s angiogram went well yesterday. We have an appointment to discuss options with the neurosurgeon in the near future.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


You Are Strong Card – Ellen Hutson December 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May 2018 be a healthy and happy year for you!

I am just squeaking under the wire for the Ellen Hutson December 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge.

Here is the inspiration board:

I am excited – Offspring3 gifted me a plethora of new stamps for Christmas, and 2 new (to me) Ellen Hutson sets were included in the bunch! (Be Strong and Rustic Wildflowers) YAY!

I attempted to use all of the colors in Distress Ink form – I did stamp off the Salty Ocean and Wild Honey to make them lighter. And I liked the motion in the photo on the lower left – although, I don’t think I quite had enough space to capture the same effect.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Oh Happy Life with Coffee Card

I am not a coffee person, but I know a lot of people who are coffee aficionados. (Confession: I am a Diet Coke person…)

The individual coffee beans were stamped and embossed, then fussy cut.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts (coffee cup), My Favorite Things ( In and Out Stitched Rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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You Warm My Heart Holiday Cup Card

Scrounging through paper, I really thought this Lawn Fawn Snow Day paper (sentiment already printed) went well with the red cup.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Ranger.