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SIP Challenge #88 – Anything But A Card

Good morning! After such a beautiful week of warm weather last week the cold is back. One positive to that is staying indoors and what better way to occupy your time than crafting! 

I would like to share our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper this week.  This challenge is Anything But A Card

Last week 2 of my nieces, 11 and 13, were in a horrific accident. They were sitting in my moms car in her driveway listening to the radio, which they do frequently, and were hit head on by a drunk driver who lost control of her truck and went crashing through the front yard and landed head on into the car. One of girls had to be air lifted from the scene. We are so thankful that the girls made it through this. So for my project this week I made them each a journal that they can use to write in daily.

Here is the cover of one of them. I still need to add titles to the fronts. I created the front and back covers with chipboard covered with paper. Each journal has 11 signatures. 

To bind the signatures to the covers I used waxed linen thread and the Coptic stitching method. 

As the girls are still very traumatized as to why this all happened I hope these journals will help them put their thoughts down on paper and begin to heal from this all. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 

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SIP Color Challenge #86

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! I wanted to share our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper for this week.  It’s a color challenge with some beautiful spring colors 

I love these colors! It makes me wish spring was here now. I decided to make a tag for this challenge. 

I started with a Manila tag and covered the front with some paper from the MME Handsome Boy paper pad.  This pad was perfect because it had all the colors in the challenge. Next I cut a piece of yellow canvas material and added it at angle and then layered the cloud background paper from the same paper pad.  Now for the fun part! I stamped the Julie Netting girl from the set For You onto white cardstock. I colored in her hair, face, arms and legs using my Copics. I stamped her again on another piece of paper from the MME paper pad and fussy cut the dress and paper pieced to the first image. I colored her head band, belt and shoes with a black copic marker and then added glossy accents. Once that dried I add her to my tag on the cloud background. I took 3 white flowers I had in my stash and sprayed them with yellow, orange and teal and added to my tag using hot glue.  For the charms I used a Tim Holtz pin and added a bronze metal feather and cameo. To finish I added a piece of lace through the tag hole. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


Love You Much

Good morning! Hope your enjoying the beginning of this beautiful day. I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  With Valentine’s Day nearing we have a Love challenge for you this week 

Here is the card I created 

I pushed myself out of my comfort zone for this card. I’m not a real mushy kind of person but I wanted to make a more traditional Valentine’s card. 

I started with a pretty in pink card base.  I used a heart border punch and created the border on the right side of the card front. Next I cut two mats, one in real red and one in white and rounded all the corners. I layered the white on top of the red and added to my card and then stamped the sentiment from the set Love You Much in real red ink. I added one of the pink hearts and outlined it with Stickles. 

Here is the inside 

I added a piece of real red cardstock to the right side so it would show through the open hearts from the front. To finish I matted the inside white white and stamped the sentiment and added hearts. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Until next time

Happy Crafting:)