Saturday, February 10, 2024

DT INkspirational Hearts

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

The Greetery Hearts at Home: Clock & Sweater dies, Pink & Main Beautiful Slimline/Stitched Slimline, Concord & 9th Nectar Cardstock, Brutus Monroe Sidewalk&Slate Cardstock, Lil' Inkers Out of Business) Perfect Palette Hearts, Tonic Studio Mirror Cardstock

I adore these dies from The Greetery, and I used them to create a slimline wedding card for my nephew's fiance's shower.

Now it's your turn! Please visit the challenge blog to see my talented teammates' work and join us with your unique take~

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Inside Pop Up Desk


I really got into creating a pop up for my nephew.

I used Lawn Fawn products and a burst of balloons that was a birthday incentive from Simon Says Stamp!

Thank you so much SIMON SAYS!!!

Simon Says Stamp Festive Balloons, Lawn Fawn Pop Up Desk/Virtual Friends, The Greetery Tear Strip Tags, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Winnie & Walter (out of business) Hugs

Here's the thing...

when I thought I was done and could mail it (can it travel across the US within a day?!!! )  :/, I was shocked to see the front was blank.

oh gosh. 


OK, quick fun sentiment dies and patterned paper to the rescue ;).

American Crafts Damask Love Patterened Paper ,Winnie & Walter (out of business) Hugs & birthday sentiment dies

Ok, so it's late at this point (it was late before I even stuck it in an envi),

but I hope the kid will understand. ;)

Thanks for visiting~

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Deepest Sympathy

My husband requested a sympathy card for a coworker.

Alcohol Inks, Spellbinders Hot Foil Plate & Die set, Papertrey Ink Happy Trails Dragonfly, Erin Lee Creative Black Glossy Cardstock, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Silver Cardstock

I had this panel of green, gold and blue alcohol inks.

It adds a lovely texture and base, and I was hoping it would "lightly" create a mood for a sympathy card.

I propped it on silver cardstock and added a strip of a hot foiled sentiment.

(Silver cardstock main base, gold alcohol inks and Hot Foiled sentiment)

Thank you for your sweet visit today!


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Happy Birthday from The Burger Family

I created this for my youngest because these characters feel like family. ;)

Kindred Stamps Burger Family,  Scoring Board, Happy Birthday Sentiment, Pretty Pink Posh Sentiment die (behind banner die), Simon Says Stamp Streamer Ribbon dies, Copics, Alcohol inks (strip below the sentiment)

Here's the inside; I even added a single light. ;)

Erin Lee Creative You Got This Hot Foil Sentiment, Pear Blossom Press One Light 

 I used a tool to push the light on, since my nails are JACKED at the moment.

I added scoring so that the characters are closer together, and to add some texture.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Add Some Texture

I scored three lines in between each character...

and folded them with two "hills" and one "valley".


That's it! 

I enjoyed using these stamps for the first time and completing something in time to hand over to my daughter on her special day.

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Saturday, January 27, 2024

DT Designer Choice Paper Piecing

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational~

Picket Fence Studios Boys of All Seasons, Avery Elle Harvest Collection Paper Pad, Sizzix Tim Holtz Retro TV die

This time the prompt is Marina's choice, and she chose paper piecing!

I stamped and die cut this image from Picket Fence Studios, and colored his face and hair.

As I was debating a color for his shirt, I decided this would be the card I paper pieced.

I stamped mostly the bottom of the image on patterned paper from Avery Elle, and fussy cut.


Please visit our challenge blog to see what my talented teammates paper pieced and join us with your unique creation~

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Make A Wish Beautiful Slimline

 Stamplorations Make a Wish sentiment die, Spellbinders The Birthday Celebrations and Pastel Glimmer Foil, Pink and Main Beautiful Slimline, Tonic Studio Mirror Cardstock, Erin Lee Creative White Glossy Cardstock

I love blues and I'm originally an island girl, so this picturesque challenge has me smitten!

Blue pastel Glimmer foil and Tonic Studios Marina Mist Mirror shimmers different shades when you hold it to the light.

These cardstocks are so calming when observed straight on

 (subtle and one colour like the sound of the wind).

I used a Stamplorations sentiment which is one of my faves...big and bold and ALL CONNECTED.

There aren't tiny specks to search for with this sentiment die.

Thank you for your sweet visit today~