Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings for Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome to another monthly Inkin’ Krew blog hop! Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring  Stampin’ Up! products.  This month Amy has asked us to make projects with a “Celebrate” theme and I’m using the Timeless Tidings stamp set.  I hope you have time to hop to the other projects. There is a list of other team members below.

I'm playing at SOS today for their "Tis the Season" challenge and at SUO Challenges 212 Anything Christmas.

My card base is Shaded Spruce. I used the Joyous Noel DSP for my mats. The top mat is die cut from the In the Woods Thinlits Dies. I used the dies from Frosted Bouquet Framelits to cut my sentiment from Gold Foil and Whisper White. The sentiment is from Timeless Tidings, stamped in Shaded Spruce.

For the inside, I used scraps of the DSP, stamped other sentiments from Timeless Tidings in Shaded Spruce. I didn't like the way it looked so I added the dots on the side, which is also a stamp in that set.

Now that you have seen my card, I hope you will take a few minutes to hop through all of the other shared projects. It's not too long of a hop and you can click any name listed below, or you can use the previous button to go to Mary Deatherage or the next button to Amy Koenders.

  1. Julie Johnston
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic
  4. Shirley Gentry
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Karen Finkle - you are here!
  8. Amy Koenders
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Stampin' Up! More Designer Paper Depleted!

So, yesterday I showed you three treat boxes I made for our card group members and here's another set of three. I have decided to enter these at the Dragonfly Journeys Handmade Holiday Magic Challenge #130. You need to visit that post, especially if you are a Green Bay Packers' fan. Aaron Rodgers has been my favorite quarterback for a number of years. I was raised and grew up on Bart Starr! However, my loyalty is no longer to one particular team ... for many reasons.

The one on the left was done with current Under The Mistletoe DSP. The Early Espresso pine cones were die cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies. The bow, cut with the same set, is Cherry Cobbler. The sentiment is from Timeless Tidings.

The middle "box" is embellished with a die from Starlight Thinlits dies using Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I cut two and glued them together so it would be sparkly on each side. The patterned paper is Graphic 45.

The last one uses the same die for the embellishment but cut with Gold Glimmer Paper, again double. The DSP is retired. The sentiment is from Christmas Pines.

Just like yesterday, the instructions/measurements can be found here.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

I have stacks of DSP that I need to use before I can buy more said no stamper/scrapbooker ever! There should be a 12-step program for this addiction!! Kyle Bertucci has helped me by creating the #loveitchopit group and she has a free workshop, which has helped me immensely.

Thursday was our annual Christmas Luncheon and I made nine treat packages. Here are three of them...great use for pieces of DSP. The instructions and measurements can be found here. I used retired Christmas DSP. The stamp I used for the sentiment is from Christmas Pines. The trees are dies from Rooted in Nature and I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper and Sparkle Glimmer Paper. 

Over at the Paper Players, they have a red, green and one other color challenge. My other color is Crumb Cake.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments and Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits

Today's card is linked to the card that I posted Thursday so you will find the measurements and instructions there. This card was supposed to be for the sketch challenge but once it was done, I realized the DSP was retired. For our Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop, we must use all current SU product!

because I incorporated their colors into my card. The sentiments are stamped in Calypso Coral and the swirls are silver...which is pretty close to gray, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Stampin' Up! Snowflakes and Swirls tor the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

It's that time once again! Yep, the Thursday hoppers are back and this time we have a sketch.

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I used the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits dies to create my card for you today.

What? You're saying the sentiment looks like Calypso Coral rather than red? Well, you are quite right! AND if you look closely, you will see I added a thin Calypso Coral line with my Stampin' Write Marker on the DSP from Under the Mistletoe. Why did I do that? Because the colors at Color Throwdown #522 are...

yes...Calypso Coral, Real Red, Old Olive and Gray Granite!

Take a look see at the inside of my card...

Now, if you would like to make this card, you can check out the measurements and products used after the list of hoppers. We must give these talented ladies their due! Clicking on the "next" button will take you directly to the delightful Julie Johnston. Clicking on an individual name will take you to that person's blog. Have fun and thanks for stopping by.

Karen Finkle - you are here!
Julie Johnston

Measurements and Products:
  • Whisper White Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", folded and scored at 5 1/2"; 1 1/2" x 3" for sentiment
  • Under The Mistletoe DSP: 4" x 5 1/4"; 3/4" x 5 1/2" strip for inside
  • Gray Granite cardstock for swirls made with Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies
  • Calypso Coral Ink Pad for sentiment inside and out using Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and Old Olive Ink pad for the little doo-dad
  • Gray Granite Ink Pad and sponge for edges of sentiment
  • Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine: Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  • Glue dots

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Stampin' Up! November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

I must be upfront with you...the only things from the kit that I used for my alternative were the stamps! I was inspired by Tami White and here's what I came up with ...

I had a little fun playing with this one. My card base is Old Olive. I had a piece of DSP laying on my desk that was left over from a card I made for tomorrow (be sure to come back for Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop!). I had previously borrowed my friend's Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF last year to make a mat, which I never used. I used the largest square die from the Layering Squares Framelits to make the "V neck".

I had a scrap of Whisper White that had that doo-dad stamped on it so I used it for my sentiment panel. I stamped the greeting in Real Red using one of the stamps from said Paper Pumpkin. I rounded off the top corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. The pine boughs are cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

On the inside, I decided to try using the negative space from cutting out the boughs as a stencil. Not sure if I like it or not but it is what it is! I sponged the paper with Old Olive so it would not look so stark. The sentiment is, again, from the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit and is stamped in Real Red.

Because anything I found on my desk went into making this card, I decided to enter it in the Tuesday Throwdown #420 Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Stampin' Up! First Frost

My card today is inspired by one of my team mates, Linda Richenberg. I haven't played at Cards in Envy in awhile so I'm entering this in their The Spirit of Christmas Challenge. I hope you'll visit their site as the Design Team has created some beautiful cards.

All measurements and list of products used are listed below and here is how I put it together.

1. Create card base using Tranquil Tide
2. Cut Joyous Noel DSP panel
3. Adhere two strips of Tranquil Tide to the left side of the Joyous Noel DSP panel.
4. Cut a piece of Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8” ribbon (Merlot side up) and wrap it around the DSP panel. Cut off extra length, secure with tape on back. Use the cut-off piece to tie a faux bow about 1” from the left side.
5. Adhere the DSP panel to the front of the card base.
6. Using the First Frost stamp set, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot on a piece of Whisper White.
7. Cut the sentiment out with a die from Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
8. Cut a mat of Tranquil Tide using the slightly larger die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
9. Adhere the two pieces together and then stick them on the card front using Dimensionals.
10. Use the branch die cut to cut two from Champagne Foil. Adhere them with liquid glue, after cutting off ends and hiding the bottoms under the ribbon.

Front Fini!!

For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot and the branches in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel. One branch at the bottom is second generation stamped.

Tranquil Tide – 4 ¼” x 11”, scored and folded at 5 ½”
Tranquil Tide strips (2)  - ¼” x 5 3/8”;  sentiment mat 2 1/4” x 3”
Joyous Noel panel -  4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
Ribbon – 10”
Whisper White – 2” x 3” for outer  sentiment; 4” x 5 ¼” inner mat
Champagne Foil scraps

Products Used:
First Frost Bundle (First Frost Stamp set and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies)
Tranquil Tide Ink Pad
Merry Merlot Ink Pad
Tranquil Tide Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Champagne Foil Sheets
Joyous Noel DSP
Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8” ribbon
Liquid Glue

If you have any questions, give me a shout out. Thanks for stopping by.

tams# 28234
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods

 I needed a quick card for today but I'm not sure if I like it or not. My white craft ink pad has quite a problem trying to stay wet. I was trying to do the black ice technique but with white ink! Maybe I'll try it again.

My card base is Mossy Meadow and like I said, I swiped the ink pad down different portions of the card front. Apparently, part of the ink pad is quite moist. It kept sticking to the card stock. So, then I decided to see what happened when I stamped the tree in Memento Tuxedo Black. In real life, it looks green! I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow. I added embellishments from Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes. The card was done in 5 minutes!

Even though I'm not totally happy with it, I decided to play at Christmas Card Throwdown 52CCT47-18 

using sketch C221 from November 2017

I really would appreciate your comments if you have any suggestions or constructive criticism. I have not been a fan of this ink pad since the day I bought it but maybe I just don't know how to use craft ink properly. It seems thicker than other inks. Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Stampin' Up! All the Good Things

My card today has two inspirational sources: The colors and design are from the nail salon I went to Monday; and the layout is from a sympathy card I received from one of my teammates. Thank you, SK!

The card base is Whisper White with an embossed mat of Copper Foil. The next mat is Bermuda Bay and a piece of Graceful Glass DSP matted on a piece of Whisper White. I used my Bermuda Bay Dark Blend for coloring. 

I took a strand of copper thread, looped it around several times and placed it under the sentiment.  The sentiment is from All the Good Things, stamped in Bermuda Bay on a scrap of Whisper White and punched with the Triple Banner Punch.

The inside was matted with Bermuda Bay and Whisper White as I was writing a note to my friend, Cindy, who gave me a gift of a mani/pedi. That photo is not shown.

The military service at Sarasota National Cemetery yesterday was beautifully done. Our friend, Michelle, had arranged for a bagpiper to play Amazing Grace upon our arrival and on our departure. The flag unfolding and folding ceremony was very emotional and the flag was presented to our daughter who is our first-born. While they played taps we were both looking up at the sky to keep more tears from spilling over. Afterward we discussed the cloud formation we saw. We each saw the same thing...an eagle. Perry loved eagles and one is etched on his urn, along with the flag. It was surely a sign from God that Perry is with Jesus. Perry was truly a loved man and will be missed forever. Today our son, daughter, son-in-love and granddaughter will enjoy a boat ride with my brother and sister-in-love. We are blessed.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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