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Can You Case It #155

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Hi again!
It is a dreary Sunday here so the yard work looks like it will have to wait.... it looks like I will be able to catch up on house chores and then get crafty! 
We are playing with another great sketch for this week's Can You Case It challenge!  Check out our FB challenge page for the sketch - here is my Design Team inspiration!

I just had to break out some Stampin Up goodies for this design - the new catalog is coming SOON! I can tell you that you will be totally blown away with all the new goodies - I used some treasures that are sadly retiring - get them while you can! 
Crafty Details: Stamps: (SU) Designer Tee, Super Duper Dies: (Lil Inker) 
You can do ANYTHING with this sketch - it is clean and simple - the possibilities are really endless!
Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful week. Stay crafty ;) 
Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Crazy 4 Challenges - Jazz Day

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Hello everyone!
The week has gotten away from me somehow - it was the deadline for filing Income Tax - and working in a busy accounting office definitely took up a lot of time -my crafty time took a hit! 
I actually designed this card weeks ago ... but forgot to write my post for the Crazy 4 Challenges blog! Sorry!  So here is my design to celebrate Jazz Day!


Stamps: (FSJ) Vintage Notes (Unity) Give Me Strength Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Paper: Watercolor, Vellum 
Thanks for stopping by!  Love, Peace n' Ink Amber

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

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Hi Unity Friends! I am so happy you stopped by!
I was SO excited to find out that this month the GIU gals from February would get to play along one more time together with a Blog Hop - and I am the last stop - thanks for sticking around!


For my project, I knew I wanted to create a sweet little Mother's Day card, as it is just around the corner - and I have the perfect little Mama I need to send this to  :)
I inked up the image from the Spring Unity kit designed by the uber-talented Heather Rolin, and decided to pair it with a sentiment from the set Another Name For Love. ( I just love how the 1000's of Unity stamps can mix and match to create something 'just right'!)   You totally need them! Get them here!
If this is where you are beginning - be sure to stop at every blog along the way and leave some love to let us know you dropped in - you could be a lucky winner of some crafty goodness!

You likely found your way here via Brianna's blog - but if you want to go ba…

Crazy 4 Challenges - You're Teariffic

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Welcome back!
This week over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog - we are celebrating TEA!


I adore tea (AND coffee!) so this was a sweet little card to make!
I used my SU! stamp set called "A Nice Cuppa" and the matching framelits - and found some pretty paper from Close To My Heart called Happy Times that was in my stash - just waiting for a project like this :)
Please be sure to join our challenge this week!
Thanks for stopping in!

Love, Peace n Ink
Amber

Atlantic Hearts #208

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This week Atlantic Hearts has another great sketch to play with!







Nothing says spring more than soft little "pussy willows". This amazing stamp from Power Poppy called 'Winter Pick-Me-Up' was perfect! I colored the image with my Zigs and found some paper from both Simple Stories and Echo Park that seemed to work perfectly! My oval CS was cut with the SU Stitched Oval die. A little bit of brown ribbon and linen thread finished it all off!   

Be sure to link up your project and play along with us - this sketch is great!  Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

CYCI #154 - Color Challenge

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Welcome back to another Can You Case It challenge
This week over on the FB group we have an awesome color combo for you. You have two weeks to play along!

These colors that Rose picked out for us are ADORABLE!! I decided to create a baby card for the challenge. Here's the details:
Stamps: (SU) Suite Sayings, Foxy Friends Ink: (SU) Black Archival, Pool Party, Early Espresso Paper: (SU) A Little Foxy DSP, Pool Party CS, Early Espresso CS, Whisper White CS, PL Card Tools/Embellishments: (MFT) Rectangle die, (SU) Fox Builder punch (Neat & Tangled) Sequins
I spotted a really sweet project on Pinterest and found a tutorial on how to make the SU fox punch into a cute little bear! The Stampin Up! demonstrator's name is Valarie Moody and you can watch her tutorial video here!
Love, Peace n' Ink Amber 

Crazy 4 Challenges-Sketch

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Happy Weekend!  It is Easter here and we are celebrating the long weekend with food and family!
This week, the C4C gang has a sketch challenge to inspire you!


Here's the details! 
Stamps:(SU) Touches of Texture, Special Reason Ink: (SU) Crushed Curry, TH Distress Ink Fossilized Amber Paper:(SU) Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry  Tools: (MFT) Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die Embellishments: (SU) Silver Thread 
Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink Amber

Thinking Spring -with Power Poppy and Mix It Up!

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Hello everyone! It's my second blog post of the day - I am quite sure you are sick of me spamming your Bloglovin' but I HAVE to share this wonderful card and announcement.
Beginning next month, there will be a new challenge blog on the block ;)  The Mix It Up Challenge
It is going to be FABULOUS! So be sure to follow the blog and play along with us! We decided to have a little fun before we go "official" - so we are offering up a little "Just For Fun" challenge to get the ball rolling! This challenge is open until April 30th - so play along and show us your stuff ;) Here's my Design Team inspiration!




 I decided to play with the Power Poppy Power & Spark challenge as well - as I have recently found their beautiful floral stamps - and I am hooked!  They have 3 great sketches to choose from!



I heat embossed this amazing lilac image from the Lilac Time clear stamp set, and used the smaller image and sentiment from it as well!  A little splash of color f…

Can You Case It #153

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Happy Sunday, everyone!
I am playing along with another Can You Case it challenge! This week, we have a sketch for you 



I had a blast creating this fun Easter card - it's for "some bunny" pretty special ;)

Here are all the details:
Stamp: (Simon Says Stamp) Some Bunny
Ink: Black Archival
Paper: (SU) Early Espresso, Whisper White, (CTMH) Sea Glass, (Canson) Watercolor paper
Tools:(MFT) Rectangles, (SU) Stitched Ovals, (SSS) stencil, Nuvo embellishment mousse, Zigs, candy Dots

I am a lucky subscriber to the Simon Says Card kit every month - and I am stoked when it arrives, because I have yet to be disappointed! The Nuvo mousse colors in the March kit were PERFECT for an Easter card - they are so fun to use (and - confession: I have more colors on the way!)

Please play along with our sketch challenge! This is a great sketch and I hope this card inspired you!

Thanks for popping in!

Love, Peace n Ink
Amber

CAS-ology: Icing

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I had some play time today up in my studio - and I had so many choices of crafty goodies to play with, so I grabbed some Unity for a quick card using the CASology challenge this week - ICING! 


I broke out an old favourite from Unity Stamps, called Everyday Celebration and just added a pop of color with my Zigs. That sweet little scalloped edge detail is courtesy of the Tailored Stitches die from Poppy stamps. I thought that  little cupcake needed some 'icing' and found some liquid appliqué  to add to it for some dimension - it looks good enough to eat ;) A few sequins from Neat and Tangled finished this little creation off! 
Thanks for stopping by!  Love, Peace n' Ink Amber

Crazy 4 Challenges-Wild About You

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Welcome back!
This week over with the 'Crazies' we are going WILD! 
Today is Zoo Lovers Day - so we are featuring projects that use animals - wild or not :) 
I had a lot of fun with this!

I had a few ideas in mind for the stamp I wanted to use - and with most of the world awaiting the birth of April the Giraffe 's new baby - I knew I HAD to go with this adorable stamp!
I also spotted an idea on Pinterest using an all-white background - here are the details ! 
Stamp: (MFT) Sweet Safari Ink: Black Archival Paper: (SU)Whisper White CS, (Recollections) Embossed CS,  Bristol Smooth, Basic Black CS

I used my Zigs to color this cutie, and then my Brother Scan N' Cut did the hard work and cut this out for me. I popped it up a bit with some pop dots, and also added some Nuvo drops to my design. 
Be sure to add your creativity to our challenge this week - play along! The Crazy 4 Challenge blog can be found here.  Be sure  to leave some love in the comments below and thanks for …

Just For Fun!

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It's me again!  Sundays are always bittersweet - its my day before I start another work week, and I try to get organized. Sundays are also the day I work on my various Design Team projects, and a lot of the time, it is productive! Today, I was actually ahead (can you believe it?!)  So I decided to play - just for fun!
I had a mountain of scraps from various projects that has been sitting on my desk - I HATE wasting! It really is a struggle for me to throw anything away - and I try to salvage any pieces that *might* work for a project! Today I created this fun card with a few things that were just hanging around.

I had a few scraps of Crate Paper's Hello Love gorgeous paper still sitting in a pile from a previous project - and this time they paired beautifully with my Bamboo Rose stamp set from Altenew! (I apologize of I over-use that stamp set lately...but gosh... I am in LoVe with it!) I adhered it to a Whisper White CS base that I had sitting in my scrap been for what seems…

Can You Case It/Atlantic Hearts Challenge

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Welcome back! 
I have another fun design I created this week and I multi-tasked - combining TWO challenges into this fab card!
This week Can You Case It has a fabulous color combo that I chose to play with!


And Atlantic Hearts has a wonderful sketch to play with!
So here is my design using both challenges! Check it out!






Want the details?
Stamp: (Altenew) Painted Flowers, Bamboo Rose Ink: Black Archival, (Tim Holtz Distress) Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters Paper: (SU)Vellum, Kraft CS, Whisper White, Bazzil CS, Project Life card Wink of Stella shimmer pen, CTMH embellishment, Recollections washi

This card will be heading out in the mail for a special someone this week! 
Be sure to play along with Can You Case It challenge on the Facebook page and Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge over on the blog!
Please leave some love in the comments below to let me know you stopped by! Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Savvy 7 - April - Have an Awesome Birthday!

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Hello everyone!!  It's the 1st Sunday of the month - and that makes it time to hop along with the Savvy 7!  This month, we are celebrating Birthdays!

I had so much fun playing with some of my stash! Here are the details!
Stamp: (CTMH) Beyond Awesome, True to Life, (Art C) -arrows Ink: (SU) Lost Lagoon, Watermelon Wonder, Black Archival Paper: (SU) Vellum, Watermelon Wonder CS, Whisper White CS, (Crate Paper) Open Book Staples, Fun Stampers Journey Silks 
I loooooooove that Crate Paper layer - and I wish I had more of it (eyeroll- like I am sure I need more paper..haha) 
Be sure to hop over to the next blogger and check out their amazing project! 
Thanks for stopping by! Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber