Paper and Ink Imaginings

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#TBT – Old Viewfinder Birthday Card

Offspring2 cleaned out a few drawers last weekend, and I got to sort through cards from the last 15 years. This viewfinder card was made in 2009.

Here are the other views:

Supplies (that I remember!!!): Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Inkadinkado, JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (textured), not sure about rust layer (too light for Really Rust, too dark for Pumpkin Pie!) or DSP, inks – Encore Gold, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, hole punch – Fiskars, metal hardware – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! clear.


Leaves Thanksgiving Card

Offspring3 requested this one – my parameters: match the trees in the corner of the neighbor’s yard.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica, Doodlebug Designs Boos and Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust (retired), Summer Sun (retired), ink – VersaMark, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Film Strip Birthday Card

Offspring2 is studying Visual Arts and Photography. Here is the card I made for his October birthday.

The film strip is one stamp, then I masked and added all the individual image stamps into each frame. And I held my breath while coloring….please please please no mistakes NOW!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Essentials by Ellen, Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, JudiKins, Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copics 110, B0000, B00, B02, B05, BG15, C1, C3, C5, C7, E19, E23, E41, E51, E57, RV14, R39, W00, W3, W7, YG25, YR04, YR68, Y11, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Happy Thanksgiving 2016!


Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States.

What are you thankful for this year? I am thankful for my family and friends.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Stardream Copper, ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite things (leaf, pierced rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Live in the Moment Sunset Card




Bouncing seasons again! So sorry!

I had the Coastal/Maritime stamp set (Inkadinkado) out on my table to use the lighthouse. And realized I never ink up the two palm trees stamp. After I stamped it, I decided it needed a sunset.

AND I need to remember to LIVE IN THE MOMENT! Anyone else need that reminder?

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Swarthmore Bristol, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers Blue (030), Cobalt Blue (031), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), dies – Spellbinders. embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.

Nautical Thank You Note Card V2.0

nautical polaroid thank you note

Here is another design for my nautical thank you note card project.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Reverse Confetti (flag line), Stampin’ Up! (banner), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

Silver Cross Sympathy Note Card

silver cross eggplant sympathy note

I spent part of last weekend trying to refill my card basket. This is one of the note sized cards I created.

We had a thunderstorm go through around dinner time last night…and a double rainbow in the aftermath.

06 28 2016 small double rainbow

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Elegant Eggplant, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner – I trimmed off the ends), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.