Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Joe Cool Awesome Card

I had Joe Cool out on my table for something else, and decided he needed to help me celebrate awesomeness!

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B28, C3, C7, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Bouquets Valentine’s Day Card

This card is for my mother-in-law. She loves flowers, so I thought a red and pink bouquet would be the way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her. (I will probably make some sort of treat to go along with it!)

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E29, G46, R29, R39, R81, R85, YG17, YG25, Y26, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Grumpling Bad Mood Card

You know I love puns. Couldn’t pass up the Grumpling (Taylored Expressions) cow standing in a field of green complaining.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sage Shadow (retired – way way retired!), inks – Copic E23, E33, E41, T5, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (grumpling), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink and Coral Baby Card

Wishing you all a belated Happy New Year!

I made time to visit my craft table and try to find some missing MOJO over the weekend. This card has been in pieces in my cabinet for at least 3 months (the baby wasn’t colored, nothing was assembled). Boy, do I feel rusty!

Let’s see, what else is going on?

Mid January, and I am tired of winter (mid-Atlantic up & down winter). I do love snow, but only if I have nowhere to drive until the roads are clear.

I am avoiding the gym right now – too many germs.

Adjusting to hearing aids. “WHAT???” I knew that I was missing things, didn’t know I was missing enough for hearing aids. The ones I have are comfortable – didn’t expect that (have watched my mother struggle with comfort in hearing aids for over 20 years). I have noticed if I am watching TV alone that I can reduce the volume. I am struggling with background noise and anything I have coming via Bluetooth from my phone (too loud and not easily adjustable). I miss having room behind my ears to tuck my hair. I am a work in progress.

I hope your January is going well!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, RV13, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Spellbinders, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Christmas Elves Card

I got up at 5:00 am on Wednesday to finish assembling my cards. A few (to the farthest away friends/family) went in the mail on Wednesday. Hoping to plow through the rest early Thursday morning.

Finished baking cookies late Wednesday afternoon. Just a batch of brownies to finish up.

Cleaning and cooking prep on Thursday.

My family will visit for afternoon savory snacks & cookies on Christmas Eve. We will visit the in-laws on Christmas Day.

SO…I wish you Happy Holidays, and may 2022 bring us all some cheer!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG01, C1, C3, C7, E33, E37, E51, G03, R21, R29, Y28, YG23, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Sunflower Thinking of You Card

Well, HELLO!

I have not made a card in 3 months. I can’t believe I just typed that.

Creative MOJO has been absent, parents have needed my time, etc, etc. Once you get out of the habit, it is hard to make it back.

I felt a lot like the rusted Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.

Remembering how to format a post is almost as stressful as trying to create a card!

I am not sure how much I will be posting, or if I will just let the blog go when my next billing cycle comes along.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Ombre Blue Pavers Birthday Card

Here is the second card I created for my father-in-law.

I do love blended blues!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaMark, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Pride Month Inspired Cards

Hello!

I was inspired by an Instagram hop (or blog hop? or both?) for Pride Month that I saw recently.

Here is another card, I used a strip that was left over from the card above.

My hopes for everyone: living your most authentic life, without fear or discrimination, with supportive people around you, and LOVE.

My crafting mojo has been absent for a while. I did crank out 6 cards over the weekend – just playing with stencils I had not used before. It felt wonderful to be inky. Hopefully, the mojo will stick around. Life has been really busy – taking care of parents and trying to get in-laws approved for a better living arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Ocean Theme Baby Card

This was a request from Cousin Pati. Baby boy card for a baby shower. Whales if possible.

Yikes! I have no whales.

But a little school of foiled fish with a stenciled/blended ocean background – I can do that.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, stencil – My Favorite Things, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), foil – ThermOWeb Rainbow Shattered Glass, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Royal Blue Pavers Birthday Card

This is a stencil I had never inked before. I am ready to ink it up again!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up Poppy Parade, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.