Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Life is a Wonderful Experiment Card

I made this with Valentine’s Day in mind (I am not a mushy Valentine person!). But it could be anniversary or encouragement as well.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Aloe Plants “Aloe!” Note Card

Took a break from the mother-in-law project today. I have 6 of 8 complete.

These Newton’s Nook aloe plants, with the “Aloe!” sentiment, gave me just the breath of fresh air I needed. I stamped and used the coordinating dies to make them more dimensional.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Highland Heather, inks – Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze (retired – BLAST FROM THE PAST!), Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (plants, pots), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Metallic Blue and Aqua Sympathy Card

Another card for the mother-in-law collection.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Green and Gold Sympathy Card

Hey, how was your weekend? Can you believe it is MONDAY again??

My weekend was a mixed bag – I was invited to go see the Broadway Tour of CATS (#5 if you are counting!) by a cousin who had never seen it, which was great. But, I’m not feeling great (trying to figure out if it is a chiropractor visit or primary care visit!), and my desktop computer hard drive is ailing (I will be scrambling to move things the next few days).

Another card to add to the collection for my mother-in-law.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Metallics Gold, inks – Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Around the Hen House Birthday Card

You will be seeing multiple chicken themed cards this week! I have wanted this Newton’s Nook stamp set since it was released, but I was unsure how many chicken cards I would actually make. So, I waited, to see how many ideas I would come up with. Thanks to Offspring3 for the gift!

I stamped the group of chickens twice (I envisioned a crowded hen house!). I lightly stenciled some clouds in the sky and a bit of dirt beneath the little chicken feet.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic E11, E19, E23, E33, E51, E53, R29, YR04, YR09, Y35, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Thanks a Bunch Daisy Note Card

With the last name “Daisey”, you know I collect daisy stamps! I have had my eye on this one for a little while, Offspring3 gifted it to me.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic C1, YG03, YG25, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Square Turquoise Daisy Birthday Card

This one was for personal use.

How were your holidays?

Ours were OK. We celebrated Christmas together as a family the weekend after Christmas, due to Offspring1 travel.

Biggest tragedy was dropping a large Pyrex mixing bowl and the glass shards *POSSIBLY* spraying into a large batch of macaroni & shrimp salad that I was making for one of my cousins on Christmas Eve. We cleaned up all the glass. Husband ran to the grocery store to purchase more shrimp. Offspring3 scooted to a local antique store and bought me a replacement Pyrex mixing bowl (she is sweet!). I made a new batch of macaroni & shrimp salad for my cousin. Husband (mostly) and Offspring3 ate all of the *possibly contaminated* macaroni & shrimp salad, with no visible complications so far.

Happy New Year! May 2020 be kind to us all!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Broken China, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Yellow (050), dies – Essential by Ellen (daisy), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, circle punch -Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white, twine – Martha Stewart.