Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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.


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.


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.


Trio of Tall Money Holding Cards

These were very last minute!

I started out thinking I would make a different size, and create my own envelopes. Alas, I did not have time to do that, I found some A10 envelopes (that were not security interior envelopes!) in my stash, and made the cards 3.75 x 9.25 inches. I glued a 4 inch pocket to the bottom of the interior to keep the money in place.

I probably will not post between now and the new year. Just too much going on.

Happy Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!  May 2020 be full of love & light!



Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts,, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections, Stampin’ UP! Christmas Around the World DSP, Old Olive, Pool Party, Real Red, inks – VersaFine Crimson Red, Satin Red, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

Stenciled Snowflakes Tag and Card

I got a new snowflake stencil from Gina K. Designs last week, and I combined it with a GKD wreath maker template that had smaller snowflakes. After the stencil inks were dry, I stamped Hero Arts snowflakes in VersaMark and covered with good old Iridescent Ice embossing powder from Stampin’ Up. I finished with a sentiment and a few sequins.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Broken China Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (tag), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice, ribbon – Ellen Hutson (gift with order).

Quick Snowflake Happy Holidays Note Card

Happy December!

I found the embossed sentiment in my scrap folder, and added an embossed snowflake panel and some silver paper.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), Stardream Metallic Silver, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stamping Up! Sterling Silver.


Flowers in Bloom Birthday Duo

Here are the finished results of some of the coloring I had posted a few weeks ago.

So…Thanksgiving is coming. Anyone else in a bit of a panic about how much needs to be accomplished between now and then??? I just keep telling myself to BREATHE.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic 100, R20, R21, R24, R85, R89, Y17, Y18, YG95, YR04, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.