Showing posts from March, 2018

Inspired By - Spring Sunshine!

Hello, lovelies!
This week we have an amazing inspiration cue for you - who DOESN'T need some spring sunshine!?

I combined my Stampin Up Daisy punch with the sprigs from the Everyday Jars thinlits on top of
a journalling card I had in my stash  - the colors just seems to shout "SPRING!" and they really fit in with the cue card!!

Now let's see what you can do - how does the cue card inspire you?? Play along with us and link up to your challenge!

And be sure to leave some love to let me know you stopped by!

Love, Peace n' Ink

Paper Craft Crew - Sketch #286

I LOVE new stamp goodies - who doesn't love when happy mail arrives full of  new toys to play with?  But this week for our Paper Craft Crew challenge - I wanted to revisit some of the  current items that are still fabulous - but we seem to have forgotten about once  someone dangles that new shiny stuff in front of us. In just a few short months  there will be a whole NEW catalog from Stampin Up! 
So I want to ink every thing up a bit more before all of the new items debut!

I also went a wee bit "rogue" and flipped the sketch - I thought it added more visual appeal. 
I used Stampin Up's Suite Sentiments and One Wild Ride - to date it is still one of my favourite  masculine stamp sets from SU - EVER! I dug out my Color Theory DSP and layered it on a Basic Black CS layer and a Whisper White base. Yup - I kept this card simple... the sentiment was stamped in Versamark and little mix of black embossing powder and heat embossed. 
Play along with us this week and use our s…

Stamp Ink Paper - Basket of Flowers

Hello dear friends! Welcome to another edition of the Stamp Ink Paper challenge! When I saw this challenge  theme, I had SO many ideas running through my head but I finally decided  on using a new stamp set that I got this week! I had to get in just one more order of Stampin Up  goodies before Saleabration ended!
Here's my design!

And here are the details:
SU's Picnic With You bundle Ink: (SU) Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo Paper: (SU) Early Espresso CS, Old Olive CS, Pear Pizzaz CS,  Whisper White CS, Color Theory DSP Tools: (SU) Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Stitched Circle dies Embellishments: Melon Mambo Cotton ribbon
The basket weave folder is a Saleabration item and I have seen SO many  fun designs with it - I needed to grab it before it was gone :) One little tip: before I put the Early Espresso base through the Big Shot with the folder, I gave it the lightest mist of water - this gives the cardstock a bit more e"stretch" with such a deeply et…

Scrap n Stamp Side Order Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday! It feels like it has been FORVER since the Scrap n' Stamp  gang has done a Hop - but HERE WE ARE!! I couldn't wait to play  with my Tim Holtz Side Order when it arrived! 
These little sets are THE BEST  for creating anything from a simple card  (like my design for the Hop) or fabulous multi-media projects like the  wicked-awesome projects our talented crew made for you!  Be sure to stop in and leave some love at every stop along the  Hop - we are giving away some Side Orders! 
So sit back and take a look at what these little beauties can do! 

There are some fun little choices for the Side Orders, and I decided to play with the Birthday-themed one, called Wish!

The small and simple little dies allow you to create fun little elements to add to your project, and the mini embossing folder is the PERFECT size for smaller layers! I love it! 
Once all of the pieces are run through your die-cutting machine it is smooth sailing! 
Doesn't that little cake look delis…

Inspired By - Hello Spring!

Good morning! Today we have some spring inspiration for you with the Inspired By challenge! 
Our cue is meant to inspire!

If ONLY spring was actually here - sadly we are still waiting for the BIG thaw... the melting is slow around here.  Very soon my spring flowers should begin to poke their heads up from their winter sleep - including my daffodils!  This design was inspired by those beautiful bright sunny flowers in our cue card.  I inked up a Stampin Up set called You're Inspiring - it was like this challenge  was meant for it! I also used SU's Delightful Daisy Designer Paper - the blue hue  makes me smile :) 
How will our cue card inspire you? 
Be sure to link up to the challenge - we want to see what you create! 

Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Paper Craft Crew #285 - Some Color Inspiration!

Welcome back, and Happy Wednesday!
The paper Craft Crew has something colourful this week to inspire you! 
Our color challenge is perfect for spring!

I decided to keep it simple this week and design and keep my layers  to a minimum. My watercolor front was first inked up with a Unity stamp  set called Only You - I used Versamark and heat embossed with  white embossing powder. My color splashes were SU's Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight,  and Perfect Plum - it was as simple as using an Aqua Painter to the ink pad!  Finally, the sentiment from Unity's kit was inked up with Staz-On...  that black just won't run!  A few tiny Nuvo drops and some water drop beads from Pretty Pink Posh and  this soft n' sweet card was finished!
Be sure to check out all of the talented Design Team member's cards - everyone put a totally  different spin on the colors this week - these unique cards will get your creative juices flowing!
Click on the challenge image to get you back over to the …

Stamp Ink Paper #142 - Color Challenge!

Is it Friday yet?!?
I wish it was - this week over in my "real life", I feel like I am spinning my wheels - I work as a bookkeeper, and Income Tax season is in full swing!! Serenity NOW!
This week's Stamp Ink Paper challenge is an easy one! We have a color challenge for you and it is SO fun and bright - you will have a blast with this!
Here is my design!

I kept things super simple this week and created a kid-approved card using Stampin Up's  No Bones About It stamp set. I cannot believe that I actually had never inked it up until now  (confessions of a hoarder #28217 - I bought it when it first came out in the catty!!) I need to use it more - it is PERFECT for kid's cards... and someone older than dirt ;)
Thanks for stopping by for all the details - and be sure to go to our challenge link and  show off your creations!! Click on the image to whisk you over there!

Love, Peace n'Ink  Amber

Inspired By - H is for Hoppy!

Hello stamping friends! Welcome back - and happy Thursday!! 
It is time for another Inspired By challenge - this week, we are hopping right along with an awesome cue card to inspire you!

How does this cue card inspire you? It just shouts SPRING to me - and the sweet little bunny caught my eye! Here is what I designed for you!

I used a fun little stamp set from Simon Says Stamp - called "Some Bunny"  and all of the paper pieces I used in my design were paper scraps from my desk - every thing from Stampin Up to Echo Park. :) I used and unbranded oval die to create that "egg" layer. I think my little grandson, Knox will be getting this card as part of his Easter surprise. He deserves a sweet little treat!
It's time for YOU to play along with us! Link up your paper craft creation over on our challenge - you can find the link HERE!!
I would LoVe if you let me know you stopped by ~ leave me some love below! 
Love, Peace n' Ink

Paper Craft Crew #284

Welcome back to another Paper Craft Crew challenge!
We have a fun sketch for you this week! Check out what I created!

This design has so many layers! I dug into my Stampin Up stash and used the stamp set Falling Flower and May Flowers framelits to create some fun blooms and greenery! A quick bit of colouring with my Zigs worked wonders ! 
The tag was created using a My Favourite Things tag die - the shimmery paper has been stamped using SU's Beautiful You stamp set! I also used the Woodgrain Texture paper with a piece of fun red checked paper from SEI and a piece of Chevron woodman paper from CTMH's Fundamentals kit.  That burlap trim was in my stash and sadly... it was the last of it. I really wish I could find more!

Click on the sketch image above - it will take you to our challenge this week so you can link up your design and play along!

Love, Peace n' Ink

Stamp Ink Paper #141-Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!
This week's Stamp Ink Paper challenge is an easy one  - we have a little sketch for you to play with!
I hope you can join us and play along! 
Here is a cute little design I created using our sketch as inspiration!

Want the details?  Here are the goodies I used!
Stamp: (SU) Floral Phrases  Ink:(SU) Kraft White, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist Paper: (SU) Delightful Daisy DSP, Woodgrain Texture DSP, Kraft, Whisper White, Old Olive Tools: (SU) Daisy Punch, Everyday Jars framelits,  (MFT) Rectangles die, (Tim Holtz) Bricked stencil 

Our sketch is meant to inspire you! Design your card or paper craft creation and link it up to our challenge!  You can play along with us HERE!

Love, Peace n' Ink 

Verve Diva Inspirations March Challenge

Sunday Funday - today was a day to play! Heavenly!  I didn't even get dressed today! It was glorious! To be able to stay in my comfy p.j's all day was a total treat - and while I would love to say I got to craft the day away in my studio, I found some balance with a bit of chores like laundry, mopping floors, and dusting. 
I had some crafty free-time and decided to play with some of my spring goodies in my stash! 
I designed this super-sweet tag today for the Verve March challenge!

 ( I am SO SO happy they are bringing back their monthly inspiration challenges - because they were one of my FAVES!) 
I decided for this project I wanted to make a fun spring tag! I found a sweet little stamp from Unity called Little Bunny For You - and inked him up, using minimal colouring with my Zigs! I added a wee bit of Fun Stampers Journey silks for that vibrant touch of yellow! I really wanted to  play with some stencilling,  so I chose a Tim Holtz stencil from the #26 collection. I used di…

Inspired By - Get Lucky!

Hello lovely people!
This week has been a DOOZY! We have had storms brewing - wind and snow - just a typical day here on the Prairies! It has got to end soon, I just know it!
This week the Inspired By Design Team is feeling LUCKY 🍀
Here's our cue card.... and my fun little project!

I used a fun little sticker that Laurel Seabrook sent me - I literally attached it to a piece of luscious green scrap paper on my desk from an earlier project (see?! Never throw ANYTHING away! haha)  I also had a scrap of some fun Little Yellow Bicycle paper in the bottom of my scrap bin! My little pot of gold was created using Stampin Up!'s Curvy Keepsake die - punched a circle out and adhered some clear acetate to create the window  and show-off those yummy treats! I used a heart punch for the sweet little shamrock! Easy-peasy! 
Now it's your turn - I hope our cue card inspires you to make some crafty goodness! Be  sure to link it up to our challenge!

Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #283

We have made it to Wednesday! Welcome to another Paper Craft Crew challenge!
This week we are featuring a sketch for you for inspiration, and I cannot wait to show you what I have designed! 

I had SO MUCH fun making this card! Why?! - because LOOK. AT. IT! That paper from Stampin Up! is called Pick A Pattern - and all of those little critters are adorable! I paired this up with the Pieces and Patterns stamp set - and a little help with my old reliable SU set called Gorgeous Grunge. 
I dug in to my stash for some coordinating washi tape and papers in Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe, and Emerald Envy and I used a card base of Delightful Dijon (it's sooooooo close - honestly) 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch! Click on the image to go to the PCC challenge! 

Peace, Love n' Ink  Amber

Four-Legged Friends

Hello again, friends! It is Tuesday - and this week - over at Stamp Ink Paper we are dedicating this to our four-legged friends!

This was alot of fun - because I love my doggies - and I have a new puppy in the house! Meet little Miss Ruckus!

She looks sweet and innocent - but, she is living up to her name! 😉
This sweet little rescue is slowly working her way into our older dog's heart.  Chaos (who also lives up to his name) is beginning to warm up to this  little gem. In time I am sure they will  become BEST PALS.

Here is my design!

I think this almost could pass for my fur babies! Haha I dug into my Paper Smooches supplies - the stamp set is called Woofers and Tweeters and the little heart tag was created using the Dog Icons dies for the paw print.  (The heart shape was created using a punch) 
Stamp Ink Paper has some awesome weekly challenges! Go to their page HERE! Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Peace n' Ink Amber

Friends of Unity Blog Hop - New Beginnings!

Happy Saturday!

This month the Friends of Unity are celebrating New Beginnings - March always signals to me that spring is on the horizon - the long winter is over and (hopefully!) soon we see the snow melt away here in my neck of the woods!

For you - did March come in like a lion? Or a lamb? We had very mild, beautiful weather - but this weekend a storm is on it's way... more snow! Boo!

You likely arrived here via  Eileen's blog! You can go back and take a peek - her project is adorable!
I will list everyone's link at the bottom so you don't miss a single stop on this Hop (especially Crystal's - she has an amazing giveaway this month!)

Here is my design!

I used February's Sentiment Kit from Unity - called "My Little Lamb" - it is the CUTEST!!
The sentiment kits are always fabulous - check this one outHERE!
My Fancy Pants and American Crafts papers were perfect for this stamp set - I also added a bit of texture with a texture plate from Papertrey Ink…