Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Happy Yellow Card Duo

Yes, you are required to say “happy yellow” in your best Bob Ross voice!

These went to my mother in law this week. I think she gave some of the last cards to one of her caregivers and now needs replacements? Unclear.

“Stay at Home” is going OK. I am only leaving the house to walk, get groceries, or check on my parents. Offspring3 and I completed a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in about 8 hours on Monday.

How are things in your private space?

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


6 Comments

65th Anniversary Card

One would think that with the current social distancing and stay at home COVID-19 situation that I would be crafting every day.

Nope. No crafty mojo here (must be locked down somewhere else!).

I’ve been walking most days (not fantastic during spring allergy time for me! The pollen really bothers me.), checking on my parents, playing Sudoku on my phone, and doing regular chores. My husband and I ventured out for a Safeway/Target run yesterday. Not crowded, per se, but more people than I expected. And some people are not good about the 6 feet of separation. I think I was holding my breath when people got too close.

SO…my in-laws are celebrating their 65th anniversary this week. I pulled out my supplies to make a card.

The silver mirror “shadow” of the numbers is difficult to see – it is mostly reflecting the bright pink of my pajamas! (I took the photo in the basement at night – it turned out incredibly well, all things considered. Just couldn’t get a shot that didn’t reflect the pink.)

Stay safe, keep the distance!

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Silver Mirror, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


Pool and Sparkly Navy Thinking of You Note Card

 

My mojo is being skittish – I think it is hiding under the basement couch .

I pulled out a background stamp that has been on my mind (I think I saw something with a background done with a circle stencil last week??).

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (flower), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Butterfly Circle Birthday Card

This is card #2 for my mother-in-law – her birthday is next week.

I had been looking at a Reverse Confetti stamp set that has a butterfly wreath. Pretty. BUT, no disposable income to be found in my craft wallet.

Do I have a small butterfly stamp that I can use with the Gina K. Designs wreath builder?? (YES)

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Lime, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Yellow, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


2 Comments

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.


Valentine Scraps in the Assembly Queue

Hello!

I don’t have a finished card today – just scraps that I am using to make cards. I have gotten a lot accomplished, but I don’t want to give away the surprise.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up! Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone RazzleBerry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Stardream Crystal, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, dies – Avery Elle, Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Detail White.


Classic Pink and Red Valentine Card

My main computer saga continues here. Definitely my hard drive is not working. Main computer is just about 6 years old…average lifespan of desktop is 5 years. Do I try to replace my hard drive (and figure out how to get Windows 10 back when main computer was bought with Windows 8 but upgraded later to Windows 10???) and keep my fingers crossed that nothing else was wrong? Or do I replace the desktop tower and start anew?

Anyway, I already had my laptop set up with tools I need for blogging. I did find a spare HDMI cable and linked my laptop to my big desktop monitor, and plugged the speakers into the laptop, so I feel almost “normal”. My biggest hiccup is that I am using my laptop keyboard, but I keep rolling out the keyboard tray for the desktop. (Yes, I could plug the desktop keyboard into the laptop, but then when I want to connect my camera to download photos (quickest way), I would have to unplug sound or keyboard to free up a USB slot. First World problem, to be sure.)

I am going for classic Valentines this year! This one is for my parents.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candy Apple, VersaFine Clair Tulip Red, die – Spellbinders, sequins – Crate Paper, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


4 Comments

Daisies on Navy Birthday Card

TGIF!!! So glad Friday got here – it has been a long week. Not really sure WHY it has been a long week?? I did lose one day (spent it on the couch in the basement, so I could tend to the laundry machines without much movement!) to side effects from a Shingles vaccine. And I spent yesterday (which is my normal cleaning day) amazed at how much dust & grime had accumulated over the holidays (I didn’t have a regular cleaning day – I did a few freshen up things, vacuumed a few times). OH.MY.GOODNESS.

I used this bunch of daisies earlier this week, as traditional white daisies. But all along, I saw them on dark cardstock. With colored pencils.

Again, I am not sure if the sentiment strip. Maybe change it to pink with silver embossing?

Have a good weekend!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallics Silver, ink – VersaMark, colored pencils – Prismacolor, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Plaid and Cheery Pig Card

I love this plaid paper with this pig, but I am not sure I will keep that sentiment. Cute enough in theory…maybe not in execution.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Copic B0000, R02, YG03, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (pig), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Another Snowman Tag!

I really love this little guy. He reminds me of 2 marshmallows!

Christmas panic has officially begun – I must need the pressure I create on myself. Once again, I don’t know how I will get it all done.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Scrapbook.com, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B05, BG0000, C5, G03, R29, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, metallic cord – MarkerPOP