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Merry Christmas Challenge

Welcome back!! 
I am back with another challenge this week with the Merry Christmas Design Team!

Over on the Challenge blog it's always anything goes! This week, I have another clean and simple Christmas card for you! 

Here are the details!
Stamp: (SU) Playful Backgrounds Ink: (SU) Old Olive Paper: (SU) Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Gold Foil, Real Red Extras: Gold embellishments,
I used a sweet little star punch with a scrap of gold foil to make that sweet little topper for the tree. The "Joy" was created using framelit dies from Stampin' Up called Wonderful Wreath. 

You can play along with our anything goes challenge by clicking on  this link!
Join me 2 weeks from now when I will have another design for the Merry Christmas Challenge Design Team! Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Mixed Media / Mica Madness!

I am Amber and I am SO excited to be sharing a project with you on the Mixed Media Blog!
I used some fantastic supplies that I will explain - first.... take a look!

Supplies used:
Stamp: Unity (Layers of Life-Create Beauty), SU - Gorgeous Grunge Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Blackened Soot,  (SU)Black Archival Paper: (SU) Basic Black base (4.25 x 5.5), Vellum, Smoky Slate (3.75 x 4.75),  Whisper White (3.5 x 4.5), Silver Foil Dies: (SU) Stars Embellishments: SU - Silver elastic cord, Silver Thread Embossing Powder: Black  Mica Powder: Silver  Fun Stampers Journey Silks: Silver 

I began by stamping my black base in Versamark with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge - it is just a random "splatter" stamp. I added black embossing powder and heated it, then set it aside.  I went to work on my white layer, adding layer upon layer of beautiful distress ink - to give that "night sky look" - I also gave my layer a "s…

Freaky Friday at Scrap n' Stamp!

Hello, everyone!
It is Friday the 13th - and there is no bad luck happening here! It is Freaky Friday over at Scrap n' Stamp - I have  a GREAT project I designed for the Scrap n' Stamp Blog Hop!  You likely arrived via Karla's blog! Her project was WICKED! 
Here is what I came up with!

 Aren't  the Tim Holtz Ancestors Paper Dolls PERFECT for a Halloween project?? There are so many options; from scrapbook pages... to multi-media projects... to tags... and everything in between!  You can find them over at the Scrap n' Stamp store here. :)  Scrap n' Stamp has an awesome sale going on - Lucky 13 :) there are loads of goodies on SALE! Be sure to check it out! 

 For my tag, I dipped in to my Distress Ink collection, and used one of my Tim Holtz stencils to layer Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, and Black Soot. I then took a brown Distress Crayon and rubbed it through the stencil and used a baby wipe to give it a quick rub - that is how I achieved the lo…

Merry Christmas Challenge!

This week I am debuting as a Merry Christmas Design Team member! It's going to be so exciting coming up with biweekly projects for Team Tinsel! :) 

Here is what I have designed for inspiration today! 

This classy black card is super simple - here are the details!

Stamp: (SU) Wonderland Ink: Stazon, Versamark Paper: (SU) Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Vellum Extras: Black embossing powder, Sequins, Silver Cord
I used heat embossing with the tree image to add a pop of shine - it was quick and I like cards like this to mass produce - Christmas is a busy season!
Thank you for stopping by - I love you leave some love below to let me know you dropped in to check out my quick and easy Design this week for the Merry Christmas challenge! 
Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Artists' Choice Challenge

Hi everyone!
This week has only begun, and it already feels a bit overwhelming, people?... doesn't it?  There are days recently we shudder at the world outside and wrap ourselves inside all the goodness we can find. 
So today, that is what my "Artists' Choice" is really about.
It's about CHOOSING love over hate.
It's about CHOOSING gratitude over attitude.
In this world there is SO much to be thankful for and on the days where it seems hardest to find it - those are the days we need to fight to cling to it. Like a life raft. 
So my project last night was a sort of "therapy". It was me, thumbing my nose at what hate is trying to do. 
I just want  the world to be a better place.
I just want people to heal.
And I just want to make pretty things. 

So this is my choice. 
I am giving thanks. 
I am choosing love. 
I created this for the Stamp Ink Paper - Cardmaker's Choice challenge.
And I hope you choose gratefulness, hopefulness ... and love. 


Snarktoberfest 2017 Blog Hop!

Are you ready for a little bit of Snark???
I am SO excited to be joining this fantastic group of snarky talent for the Hop - including Josefine, who I want to personally thank for asking me to play along! I totally admire her style and sarcasm and want to be like her when I grow up ;) 
Who am I kidding - I will never grow up! haha

If you haven't already checked out just how awesome Josefine's design is this week - you seriously need to. Go back and be amazed. Here.... 
I created a little something for the Snarktoberfest Blog Hop using a Christmas theme! Check it out! 

Christmas is still miles away - but... sometimes when you are scared you might be stuck on the "Naughty List" you might want to get the jump on making amends.... it's SO hard to be good ;) 
I paired some vintage paper from Stampin Up and Simple Stories for this card and anyone who knows me - my style is Clean and Simple - so all of these layers is WAY out of the box for me :)
 I used Strawberry Jud…