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Retro Rubber Challenge #48

Good morning! We have a new challenge for you over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  Here is the inspiration for the challenge 


Here is what I created 

I used a Manila tag and distressed it with Tim Holtz vintage ink. Next I die cut the trees using the Sizzix thinlets and distressed with SU inks and painted the tree tops with a textured snow paste. I then cut the Stitched hills using the memory box thinlets and distressed then with SU inks as well and painted a snow line at the tops. For the the bottom layer I cut another Stitched hill and stamped the v bug using the Unity stamp set Oh Christmas Joy (released in Oct 2014) with momento black ink.  I colored the image in using my TH distress markers and then sponged the background with SU Soft Sky ink. To finish I dabbed some snow spots to create a falling snow effect.  I added the sentiment from the same set above the trees and then added some SU ribbon. 

Thank you so much for stopping today. 

Until next time 

Happy crafting🙂


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SIP Sketch Challenge #67

Good morning.  It’s Tuesday and I wanted to share our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. We have a fun sketch for you this week


Here is the card I created 


I started with a Basic Black card base and then a layer of Whister White followed with a layer of dsp with white ribbon around those two layers.  For the panel I used basic black and then whisper white which I stamped the Santa from the set The Jolliesr Time Of The Year and colored with my markers. To finish I stamped the sentiment from Tags Til Christmas on white and then using framelits cut it out and also cut out a black layer with a little larger one and glued those together and added where the ribbon pieces met together. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy crafting🙂


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SIP Challenge #66 – Anything But A Card

Good morning. It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week is Anything But A Card. I love this challenge! 


One of my favorite things to make is mini albums so I choose to make a paperbag mini. 


The front and back covers are made from chipboard and the inside pages are small crafting paper bags. I bought a loose pack of paper from one of the Facebook groups and it didn’t have the covers so I’m not sure what the name of the Paperline is. I used all kinds of embellishments and twine throughout the album. Here are some pics of the inside pages


If anyone knows the name of this Paperline I would love to know so I can find some more. 

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my mini album. 

Until next time 

Happy crafting🙂

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SIP Challenge #64 – Clean & Simple

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week it’s all about Clean and Simple


These seem to be the hardest cards for me to make. So for this challenge I wanted to use one of my new sets by Stampin Up called Wherever You Go. 


I started with a Whisper White card base and then took a another piece of white measuring 3 1/4 X 3 1/4 and using a small piece of adhesive placed it on my card front where I wanted it to be. I then took a couple pieces of washi tape and masked off just the edges of the card front to the left and right of the the center piece so that when I stamped the image it wouldn’t go all the way to the edges. Next I stamped the sun image using YoYo Yellow and then the bridge using Stazon black ink. Now I removed the washi tape and pulled the stamped piece up and added foam tape and placed it back down lining it up with the edges of the bridge on the card front. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the same set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting🙂


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SIP Challenge #63 Wonderful Wings

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Here is the inspiration for this challenge 


And here is what I created 


I came across a tutorial for making paper toile cards and fell in love with the results of that technique and had to give it a try. Well I have to tell you I am hooked on it! 

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then my next layer is a piece off off white embossed with the SU script folder and then a piece of Tip Top Taupe lace ribbon around the center. Next is a layer of Taken With Teal added with pop dots. Next I took another piece of off white and stamped the En Francais background stamp in crumb cake and then stamped the SU Swallowtail stamp in Taken With  Teal.  Now for the fun part! I stamped the Swallowtail 3 more times on off white cardstock with Taken With Teal ink. I fussy cut the entire first image and lined it up on the original piece and trimmed it to match that image and then layered on top using pop dots. I then took the second image and fussy cut just the inner wings and added that on top using pop dots. And finally I took the third image and fussy cut just the thorax and added it using pop dots. I then added the completed piece to the teal layer. To finish I accented parts of the swallowtail with glossy accents. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you can play along with us for this challenge!

Until next time 

Happy crafting🙂


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Retro Rubber Challenge #46

Good morning! We have a new challenge over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and it’s all about critters!! Here is the inspiration for the challenge 


Here is what I created 


I choose Taken With Teal for my card base and then added layers of white and black. For the main layer I started with a piece of Whisper White and sponged with Taken Teal ink darkest on the outside layer to lighter towards the center. I then stamped all the images and sentiment from the SU set Wetlands that was released in 2013.  To finish I added a piece of ribbon around the left side of the black and main layer.  Super easy card to make!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have time to play along with us for this challenge. 

Until next time

Happy crafting🙂


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SIP Sketch Challenge #62

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper .  Here is the inspiration for our challenge

SIP Sketch Challenge #62

And here is what I created

Calling All Heros

I started with a Basic Black card base and then a layer of Whisper White. For the next layer I started with another piece of Whisper White and sponged the background using Marina Mist, Pacific Point and Midnight Muse.  Next I stamped the buildings image from the Stampin Up set Calling All Heros on white cardstock using Stazon Black Ink and colored in the windows with a yellow marker and then fussy cut it and added it to my card. To finish I stamped the frame from the same set and fussy cut it and stamped the sentiment from a set by Ranger Dina Wakely Hand Written Sentiments and then added to the bottom of my card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting🙂