Stamp Ink Paper: Color Challenge

For me, card-making is therapy and as of late, I get so caught up in the thing we call life that my therapy sessions haven’t happened as I’d like. =)  With that, I wish you an Oh, Happy Day!  I’m not even sure how many people actually stop by and check out my weekly cards, so if you’re reading this, THANK YOU!

The Details:

  • Embossed Background.  This oval-shaped background was a piece of scrap whisper white cardstock that I had laying around. I couldn’t even tell you how it was cut.
  • The Church.  The church is from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies.  It’s a part of a strip with another building (home) and two trees next to it.  It’s super cute and you can snip what you want or leave it in once piece.

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Stamp Ink Paper: Black & White


This card has absolutely no stamping on it anywhere.  It was created with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits dies and if you didn’t order it when it first came out then you’re going to have to wait a little while longer to get your hands on it.  Why? Because it’s so popular it’s on backorder until tomorrow and even then there may be less than 800 left.  Think they may have enough…I’d think again (LOL).

Stamp Ink Paper #57

Black & white is always beautiful no matter what you make with it and today on the Stamp Ink Paper challenge we’d love to see what you make with two very basic colors.  Go on, check it out here.

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The Details:

  • A Little Foam.  I cut out a little fun foam with the flower to give it a little dimension.  I didn’t care for the flatness on the card.  It’s white foam and it worked out perfectly on a black & white challenge.  I added a little bow with some Whisper White Baker’s twine because the stem looked so lonely.
  • An Error No More. What exactly does that mean? Well, you see the black strip of black cardstock across the top of the card?  That wasn’t a part of the original design, but I had the card upside down (yes that can happen) when I glued it on and I didn’t want to ruin it by peeling it off, so I just left it as is. 

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Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress 1

I received some very exciting news about Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in July and I’m excited that I am going to be able to attend the conference!!!   I was so sad months ago when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to go, but I found out last Friday that my job isn’t sending me anywhere!!!  Thereby allowing me to take a trip of a lifetime… well maybe not a lifetime, but it will be for me.  Yayyy!  More to come as the date gets closer.

Little Black Dress 3

How often have you heard the fashion industry say, “always have that little black dress in your closet.”  Well, even my Stampin’ Up! supply closet has that little black dress and here it is.  It’s cute as a button and the possibilities are endless!

I used a left over strip of silver glimmer paper (you know I throw nothing away) and used the flower from the petite punch to create a cute belt and add a bit of pop to the dress.  The square lattice embossing folder gave it the finishing touches and I used the Illuminate ink to bring out a slight shimmer on the black card stock.

Little Black Dress 2

Until the Next Post…

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Who is a Blessing In Your Life?

Who are your blessings in your life?  I can name so many people, I would run out of room.  Even those people that caused me heartache are a blessing.  Why you ask?  Because they taught me lessons, lessons that the Good Lord needed me to learn and grow in my faith so that I could walk with my head up high.  I am proud of who I have become because of YOU… yes YOU.  You did not get to my blog by mistake.  I love you all and only wish happiness in your hearts and blessings to your life.

I have recently discovered paper quilting.  It was a little tricky at first, but I think I got the hang of it.  The secret is to let the papers touch and almost look like they overlap by a hair.  When you run it through the embosser, the paper will slightly stretch and it will become flush with the paper next to it.  I used a smaller piece of card stock to glue the smaller blocks on it.  It allows the paper to emboss smoothly and blend together.  Go on try it.


Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Blessings from Heaven
Paper:  Soft Suede, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Accessories:  5/8 Crochet Trim Ribbon

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Tamales Anyone?

Wow!  Making tamales takes a lot of work, but in the end… they are MMM MMM good!  Just finished wrapping four dozen pork and chicken tamales for the weekend.  I’m beat, but not enough to post a pretty card I made as part of my first showcase a few weeks ago at a local vendor fair.

Card Ingredients:
Stamp Set: Faith in Nature (Wood 122490, Clear 122492)
Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926), Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154), Daffodil Delight (119683)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Old Olive (102277)