Paper and Ink Imaginings

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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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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.


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Beach Dune Sympathy Card

A family we know experienced an unexpected, way too young loss around Thanksgiving. I find the beach calming, so this is what we sent to them.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, stencil – My Favorite Things (clouds), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classic Copper.


I Love Naps & You Card

The Taylored Expressions Grumpling set strikes again!

I blended a little ink behind the window to ground the grumpling.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic 110, E21, E53, R20, R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black.


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.


Distress Ink Floral Watercolor Birthday Card

These images were embossed on Neenah cardstock in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks. This cardstock is not meant for watercoloring, but I wanted the bright white background.

I always make an extra background when doing things that require multiple stamping steps. Both pieces turned out fine, so I made two more cards out of the extra background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Rise and Not Shine Card

Here is another card made with one of the Taylored Expressions Grumpling characters. They make me giggle.

I blended a few distress inks on the daffodil card stock to give the sunrise some dimension.

Although, I am a morning person – up before any alarm 95% of the time.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic C00, C1, R11, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (sunrays), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (bunny), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art powder clear.


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Tie Dye Inspired Hello Card

Here is the dahlia stencil again! I wanted to make it look like a tie dye spiral pattern this time.

L.O.V.E. how this turned out!

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Blended Dahlia Birthday Card

This background was from my ink blending play last weekend. The dahlia stencil is just perfect.

What is going on in your world? Do you have a busy week ahead?

I have several sessions of physical therapy (plantar fasciitis) and 2 doctor’s appointments scheduled for myself. Not sure what my parents’ needs will be yet.

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Taylored Expressions, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Blended Window Birthday Card

I recently won a random drawing for a My Favorite Things gift card. This window stencil was one of the items I chose.

Hope your week is going well.

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Provo Craft (flower outlines), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.