My Hearts Pleasure


Create Your Own Ending 

Good morning! I am trying to get back into the swing of things after an amazing weekend with some crafty friends. We rented a cabin in Berkeley Springs WV for a crop retreat this past Thursday through Sunday. We had such a good time and alas it’s back to reality hehe!! Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week we have a Travel theme challenge 

This is what I created 

I started with a Crushed Curry card base and then a layer of Emerald Envy. The next layer i took a piece of Whisper White and embossed with the Tim Holtz globe folder and then sponged with Vintage Photo ink. For the main layer I used a piece of SU Christmas DSP and a strip of Emerald Envy that I stamped the train from the SU set Traveler and then wrapped some twine on the left side.  After attaching these layers I used my black Nuvo drops and added dots to the upper right and lower left. While those were drying I stamped the little passport image from Traveler and fussy cut then sponged with Vintage Photo ink and then folded in half and attached by sliding the backside underneath the twine and used pop dots on the inside. Next I stamped the sentiment from Brutus Monroe and inked the edges and attached using dimensionals. I propped my card up in one of the windows in the cabin we stayed out to get the beautiful outdoor background. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂


SIP Sketch Challenge #43

Good morning!  I hope you are enjoying this rainy spring day. It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week our inspiration for you comes from a fun sketch

SIP Sketch Challenge #43

Here is what I created using this sketch

Stampin Up Traveler Birthday

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base and then a layer of Real Red. The next layer is a piece of Kraft Cardstock that I stamped with the Old World Map by Stampin Up (1998) in Stazon black ink. For my main image I used a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped the ship from the set Traverlers directly on the paper and then again on a piece of acetate, which I used to transfer the reflection image. I watercolored the water scene using Coastal Cabana ink and a water brush.  I used my Real Red marker to accent the boat. To finish I cut flag banners from Coastal Cabana and Real Red Cardstock and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set Guy Greeetings and added some of my homemade enamel dots.

I am also entering my card into the challenge this week over at RetroRubber Challenge blog for their April showers challenge.  You can see the challenge here

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my card this week and feel inspired to play along with us for this fun Sketch Challenge.

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂