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Good morning! Along with the warmer weather we are having we are getting lots of rain. So what better way to spend a rainy day than playing in my craftroom with new goodies! 

I wanted to share my card I made for the design team over at Firefly Crafts.  This month I got to play with a set from Penny Black.  Here is what I created today

I just adore this set Mimi’s Love!! 

I started with a SU Lucky Limeade card base and then added a layer of burlap. For the next layer I took a piece of Basic Black and heat embossed the sentiment (from the Mimi’s Love) in white on the upper right and attached this piece to the burlap layer.  Next I created three layers of landscape, using the Poppystamps stitched landscape dies, and inked sponged them with SU Lucky Limeade and Old Olive inks, layered them together and added to the bottom of the black layer cardstock. Now I stamped the Tree Ring (Concord and 9th) onto watercolor paper with StaZon black ink and colored in with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  Once that dried I fussy cut it and added it to my card front. For the tree I die cut that using the Cottage Cutz Tall Tree die on white cardstock and colored with copic markers and then assembled the tree and added it on top the tree ring on the left side. Now is when I get to play with Mimi’s Love!! I stamped the scene with the deer using Momento black ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with copic markers and then fussy cut the scene and added this piece on top of the tree and tree ring.  For the final touch I stamped several more of the mushrooms from the scene and colored them in and fussy cut and added to my card across the Landscape hills. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my creation. 

You can also check out Firefly Crafts for some aweosme prices on crafty goodies including the Mimi’s Love stamp set here

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


SIP Challenge #52 – Card Makers Choice

Good morning! Today we are celebrating a special occasion over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This is the one year anniversary for our challenge site! We are so exited for this milestone.  It has been a pleasure to share our creations and also see all the beautiful creations from all of you that have played along with us. So for this special occasion we are going to choose 3 lucky participants from this weeks challenge to receive some crafting goodies donated by all of us on the design team. If you want to see all the awesome goodies just follow along our blog hop and you can see what each of us donated for the prizes!

Ok now down to business! hehe

This week our challenge is for you to use your favorite crafting items to create your card. Don’t you just love this kind of freedom for a challenge!

SIP Challenge #52 - Card Makers Choice

For this challenge I choose to use 2 stamp sets that were recently gifted to me by 2 very special stamping friends. Here is what I created

Happy Birthday

I started my card with a Whisper White card base and then a layer of Melon Mambo.  Next I took a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the image from the set Blooming Garden by Penny Black in Stazon black and then watercolored using my Zig Clean Brush markers.  To finish I stamped the sentiment from the set Cake and Candles by Avery Elle in Stazon black on a piece of Whisper White and then layered that on a piece of Regal Rose and attached to my card.

I would like to give a shout out to Lisa Jones for the gorgeous Penny Black set! I can’t wait to skype with you and Sharon so we can learn to watercolor like she does!! I also want to shout out to Lorri Nichols for the awesome Avery Elle set! I love love all the fonts in this set.  This set will get so much use!! You ladies rock and are such an inspiration to me 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today to help us celebrate our one year anniversary at Stamp Ink Paper!

I donated a Thank You stamp set by Concord & 9th

Thank You by Concord & 9th

Next in the hop is the very talented Maggie Mata! Click the next button below to see her beautiful creation and what she has thrown into the prize lot.

Stamp Ink Paper

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂

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SIP Challenge #51 – Sunsets

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 the challenge

SIP Challenge #51 - Sunsets

I absolutely love this inspiration. There isn’t anything more beautiful than a sunset except maybe a sunrise! Here is the card I created

Distressed Sunset

I started with a Basic Black card base and followed with layers in Only Orange and Yellow.  For my card front I used a piece of photo paper and sponged the background using the following Tim Holtz distress inks – Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Pickled Raspberry, Festive Berries, Shaded Lilac, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire.  For the ground I took a piece of torn paper and  placed it just below the sunset and then using StaZon black ink stamped directly on the paper creating a landscape. Next I stamped the tree image from Penny Black using StaZon black ink.  To finish I stamped the sentiment from the SU set Gifts of Kindness in yellow chalk ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my creation this week and if you are inspired to play along with us I can’t wait to see what you create!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂