Monday, October 31, 2016

Atlantic Hearts # 184

Hi everyone!
Happy Halloween! 
This week is going to be INSANE!! 
I have spread myself a little thin..... with 6 projects for a card swap due, a couple custom orders, prep for a private Cards N' Cocktails night coming up and THREE (yes. 3) Design Team projects
I mean, I like working with a bit of pressure... but I (may) have over-did it this time!
And unfortunately - Halloween is already the last thing on my mind.

So here is my Atlantic Hearts Design Team creation for Sketch #184

Sentiment- Unity Stamps -"Believe in The Magic" 
Embossing Folder - Darice
Tools - Wonky Rectangle dies (MFT) 
DSP-Merry Moments (SU!)
Embellishments - Recollections

I hope you check out the rest of the cards from the Atlantic Hearts Design Team, and join us this week for our sketch challenge! 

Now, I am off to work on my "to-do" list!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Amber xo 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Creative Corner-Black and White Challenge!

Hello everyone!
What's black n' white and super fast???
This card, of course!
This week over at Creative Corner Challenges we have a "black and white" challenge!

Here's what I did!

I always think clean and simple is the way to go - so I stuck with a simple die from Memory Box, and I added a couple simple gems (I had to add some bling, right?!) and used a simple and sweet sentiment from Lil Inkers ! 

That is honestly the fasted Christmas card in the history of EVER!

Join our Creative Corner challenge this week! 
And thanks for stopping in! 
Amber xo

Monday, October 17, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #182

Hello again, everyone!
It is taking some getting used to only having a challenge every 2 weeks but I will give you a little nugget of info... I have another big surprise coming soon! Until then.......
Check out my design this week for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here are the details!
Stamp: Spooky Bingo Bits (SU!)
Ink: Archival Black
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, and a PL card from SU!
(oh a hint of scrap yellow for those spooky eyes!)

I used SU!'s Foxy Builder punch and their Swirly Scribbles die for this card.... I added a bit of twine from Micheals and that is how this all came together! Quick and easy! 

Please check out our challenge this week over at Atlantic Hearts, and play along!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave some love in the comments section below!
Until next time
Love, Peace n' Ink 
Amber xo

Monday, October 3, 2016

Atlantic Hearts # 180 Design Team

If you are visiting for the first time, allow me to introduce myself!
My name is Amber, and I am a NEW Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges!
I would like to thank the DT for allowing me to create weekly for their team! I have seen some AWESOME projects from all of you (yes... I've been watching...heehee) 

SO here is my inky creation for this week's sketch!

If you follow my blog, you may see something familiar with this card and my last Design Team post with Can You Case It - I happened to still have my gorgeous Cable Knit embossing folder out on my workspace - so I put it to use again - I can't get enough of it!

Here's the "deets" (details) ;)
Stamps: (SU!) Christmas Pines
Ink: (SU!) Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper: (SU!)Whisper White CS, Basic Black CS, Warmth and Cheer DSP, and
 a *wee* smudge of retired Merry Moments DSP
Tools: (SU!) Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Stars Framelits dies

 Atlantic Hearts Challenge

So be sure to play along with us this week and add your creativity to the challenge! I can't wait to see what you can do!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave me some love in the "comments" section below so I know you dropped in! 

Love, Peace n' Ink 
Amber xo

Sunday, October 2, 2016

CYCI #140 - A Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!
Can you believe it is already October?? The summer has flown by, and the chill in the air has arrived!
It's sweater weather! (Well, in my corner of the big ol' world it is) 
Canadian Thanksgiving is coming soon,  and we should all be thankful and gracious for what we have been given! This week, we saw a huge change happen, with the news that our amazing Can You Case It blog ending. Eva worked tirelessly along with a Design Team that was always so excited to create some inspiration for you. I have no doubt something will evolve from this amazing transformation.
I have been invited to Design for another team and I will be moving on to that creative endeavor. So thank you, to all who shared, designed, created and believed.
Since I had this card designed and ready, I am using the Can You Case It sketch as inspiration.

I was a bit sneaky and used an awesome Project Life card from the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 set - SU had offered a fantastic sale and this set of PL cards are so perfect for pocket scrapbooking AND card making ! 

Here are the details:
Stamp: (SU!) Thoughtful Branches/And Many More
Ink: (SU!) Soft Suede/Versamark
Paper: (SU!) Whisper White/Kraft/Delightful Dijon/Early Espresso/Pumpkin Pie
Tools: (SU!) Beautiful Branches thinlits/ (SU) Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing folder/Seasonal Snapshots 2015 PL card

Everything came together quick and easy using that PL card - and the embossing folder is GORGEOUS - perfect for a fall/winter card. Oh - and here is a little hint: before you place your cardstock in the embossing folder, give it a LIGHT mist of water - it will give your paper a bit of "stretch" going through your Big Shot, and the paper will have some "give" to it. :) 

I will be moving over to Atlantic Hearts Challenges as a Design Team member beginning tomorrow, so I will still be creating on a weekly basis for inspiration - be sure to check them out! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Amber xo