Friday, May 22, 2015

Butterflies and Lace FM210

Good Friday morning you crafty bloggers!  Today is that special day we all love and look forward too!  It's FRIDAY!!!!  And what better day to have an all new challenge at The Friday Mashup!
Its my design week to create the challenge for you, hope you love it as much as I do and you'll come get crafty with me!
This week's Mashup! Challenge is:
  • Create a project with "Butterflies".
  • Create a project using "Lace on it".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using "Butterflies and Lace".
My niece is getting married in a couple of weeks and I have been asked to make some wedding cards for a couple of our family members.  I just love how simple this one is but how beautiful it looks with the butterfly and lace trim.  If you look closely, you'll see that I am using one of the new Stampin' Up! 2015 In Colors.....Cucumber Crush!  Its such a wonderful Spring/Summer green.  I have a feeling its gonna become my favorite green.  I also am using the new cucumber crush sheer lace trim and wrapped it around a piece of burlap ribbon.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ tip top taupe, very vanilla, cucumber crush
Ink ~ tip top taupe, cucumber crush
Stamp sets ~ for the new two and something lacy
Misc. ~ cucumber crush sheer lace trim, apothecary accents framelit set, basic pearls, burlap ribbon, natural twine, butterfly basics framelit set
Now that you've seen my challenge card, leave some "love" and go check out what our other designers created for my challenge this week.  Don't forget to pull out those craft supplies and get crafty with us!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pinterest Inspired!!

Good morning and thanks for stopping by here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am over at SSINKspiration and we are sharing projects inspired by Pinterest.  You know that place online we all just can't get enough of.  From Recipes, to color combos, to card sketches and home decorating ideas, one can find just about anything on Pinterest.  Its such an inspiring one stop shop.  As I was browsing and looking for something to pop out at me, I was a little hungry and look what caught my eye?!  YEPPER, cake with sprinkes!!!
So with cake and the fun colored sprinkles it made me think of cupcakes and one of the all new stamp sets in the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalog coming June 2, "Sprinkles of Life".
I am in love with cupcakes anyway, but now I can create fun ones, with any colored frosting and toppings, but without the calories!!!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, vellum, cucumber crush
DSP ~ cherry on top stack
Stamp set ~ sprinkles of life
Punches ~ new triple banner punch, tree builder punch, corner rounder
Misc. ~ basic rhinestones, cherry on top washi tape, lots of dots embossing folder
Now leave some "love" and head on over to see what inspired our other designers!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hip-Hip Hooray!! FM209

Good Friday morning peeps!  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup and Bree has a super fun challenge for ya this week!  Today I also head to Fredericksburg, Va to run the Marine Corp Historic Half Marathon.  I'm really looking forward to my weekend away!  Wish me luck!

This weeks challenge is to:
*  create a project using the colors of Bermuda bay, crushed curry and night of navy
*  create a project for a celebration
*  or mash it up and create a project using both challenges

I wanted to use the dotted angles stamp set to create a simple yet colorful background.  I just love Bree's color combo.  It's perfect for a celebration card.  I used night of navy to stamp the "hip -hip hooray!" sentiment using the bravo stamp set.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, Bermuda bay
Ink ~ night of navy, crushed curry, Bermuda bay
Stamp sets ~ bravo and dotted angles
Misc. ~ Bermuda bay sequins
Now leave some "love" and head on over to our main blog to see what the other designers have created to inspire you!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring has Sprung SSINKspiration May BLOG HOP

Good morning and welcome to our May BLOG HOP over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  We are happy and excited to be showcasing "Spring" themed projects to get you inkspired.
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #2on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop, Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts.  If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
For my blog hop projects I decided to use one of my favorite flower stamp sets, Beautiful Bunch and mix it together with the retiring stamp set Lots of Thanks.  Each flower design is pretty in its own way.

On this card, I used the color of hello honey to stamp the flower in.  I also used matching washi tape and sponged the paper doily in the same color.

My second card uses the color of strawberry slush.  I will so miss this retiring color in how cheerful and bright it is.

And for my last card, I used lost lagoon.  I just love the matching washi tape across the top and the stapled cotton twine.
Now that you've seen mine, click the "Next" button and head on over to stop #4 with Jennifer C.  I just know you are gonna love her project!
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  2. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  3. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  4. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  5. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  6. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  7. Donna at Organized Chaos
  8. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Lacy "I Do" at SSINK

Good morning and thanks for stopping by.  Today I am over at Stylin Stampin INKspiration where we are sharing all things wedding.  In just a few weeks my one and only niece will be getting married and this card is for her and her new husband.  Hard to believe she is that old already.  Time goes by so fast.

For my card I used two of the soon to leave us stamp sets from the Stanpin' Up! Spring Occasions Mini Catalog.  It will be so sad to see these two wonderful sets go, but these will be two that won't leave my stamp shelf!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ coastal cabana, crumb cake, whisper white, vellum
Ink ~ basic black, coastal cabana
Stamp sets ~ For the new two, kinda eclectic and something lacy
Misc. ~ butterfly punches, basic rhinestones, white silk twine, mini petal punch, white heart paperclip
I hope you have enjoyed my wedding card today.  Leave some "love" and head on over to see what the other designers created!

Friday, May 8, 2015

SUNshine Mom FM208

Good Friday morning!  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup and Amy has a fun challenge for us.  With Mother's Day this weekend, I wish all you Mom's a Happy Mother's Day and hope you have a wonderful crafty weekend!
This week's Mashup! Challenge:
  • Create a project using a "Recycled or Upcycled Item".
  • Create a project for "Mother's Day". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project for Mother's Day using a Recycled/Upcycled Item". 

So my sunshine started out in my head being a recycled cupcake paper holder, but well I didn't have a white or yellow one.  I had a Halloween one but after I colored it yellow, you could still see the pumpkins thru it!!!  So there went that idea out the window LOL!!  So I just cut out a daffodil delight starburst shape and stamped it with the sunray from the kinda eclectic stamp set.  I added some google eyes and drew on a smiley face.  This is just a fun kid friendly Mother's Day card to enjoy!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ pacific point, whisper white, daffodil delight, calypso coral
Ink ~ crushed curry, pacific point marker
Stamp set ~ kinda eclectic
Misc. ~ daffodil delight seam binding ribbon, banner punch, little letters die set, google eyes, starburst framelit set, large dots embossing folder, (kids handwriting FREE!!)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thinking of You #SSINKCC21

Good Monday morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We had wonderful sunny weather both days and I took advantage of it too.  I ran in the Winchester, Va, Apple Blossom 10K Saturday and then cleaned up my front porch from all the pollen, washed my car and cleaned the house.  I finally got a moment to sit down and relax with a cup of coffee.
Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and its the first Monday of the month so that means its time for an all new color challenge.  I sure do hope you will get crafty and join us!

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ island indigo, whisper white, crisp cantaloupe
Ink ~ island indigo, crisp cantaloupe, hello honey
Stamp set ~
Misc. ~ basic rhinestones, natural chevron ribbon, crisp cantaloupe thick in color twine, stapler, tiny dots embossing folder

Friday, May 1, 2015

Warm Wishes Deer You! FM207

Good Friday morning!  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup were we have a new and fun challenge.  So go look thru all of those hidden treasurers and get to creating and join us!

This week's Mashup! Challenge!
  • Create a project using "the sketch".
  • Create a project using "your favorite Retired/Retiring/Forgotten Stamp". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using your Favorite Retired Stamp set and the Sketch". 
Well I couldn't just pick one stamp set for my favorite, I picked two.  Off the grid is the first one.  This is such a fun and cool stamp to use for backgrounds for those special guys in your life or really just about any project.  The second is, Remembering Christmas and I don't love and use it for Christmas, again its the perfect set to use for masculine cards and projects.  Its the one thing my stamp set cabinet lacks, is more masculine stamp sets.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ tangelo twist, whisper white, cardboard cardstock
Ink ~ baked brown sugar, tangelo twist, mossy meadow
Stamp sets ~ off the grid, remembering Christmas
Misc. ~ baked brown sugar twine, hot glue gun for dots, mossy meadow satin in color ribbon, wooden clothes pins, mini banner punch
I hope you have enjoyed my card this week.  Leave some "love" and make sure you slide on over to the main page for The Friday Mashup and see what the other designers created!

Friday, April 24, 2015

April Showers FM#206

Lisa has a super fun challenge for us this week.
This week's Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using " Umbrellas".
  • Create a project using "Polka Dots".
  • Or Create a project using "Umbrellas & Polka Dots". 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Paper Pumpkin Mothers Day Greeting

Good morning!  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we are sharing projects created from those wonderful little red boxes that get delivered to our door step each month!  Come on now, I know you know what I'm talking about!  You don't?!?!  Well read on and see what its all about.
So at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership this past January, all demos who attended were given the choice of two different kits to pick from to take home.  I chose the framed love kit since I had missed out on getting this one when it came out.  I love the little photo frame, but what I love most is that you're able to take the supplies and stamp set and create other things such as cards.  I used all supplies from the kit plus I used my own black ink pad for the sentiment and added a little ribbon at the bottom.
April 2014 Paper Pumpkin - Framed Love kit. You can click the link below to go watch the making of the cute original project and get an idea of the things that can come in the wonderful crafty kits.
If you are interested in getting your own Paper Pumpkin kits delivered right to your door step each month, click this link to go read all the details and get signed up!  JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN
Supplies Used
Framed Love Paper Pumpkin kit
Misc. ~ basic black ink, pear pizzazz cotton ribbon and lace trim
Leave some "love" and go see what kits the other designers to play around with!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Painted Blooms CYCI#66

Good Sunday morning!  I hope everyone has been enjoying this nice and beautiful weekend so far.  Today is the start of an all new challenge over at Can You Case It?  The challenge is "designer's choice", which means I get to create what ever I want.  This means you too, get to create something, cute, fun, sassy, what ever your little crafty heart desires.
So Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I have begun to create and stock up on cards to have handy for friends and family. 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ pacific point, whisper white
Ink ~ wild wasabi, daffodil delight, pacific point
DSP ~ painted bloom
Misc. ~ oval framelits, daffodil delight seam binding ribbon, sweet dreams washi tape

Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Mate! #FM205

Good Friday morning!  Today I am over at The Friday Mashup and Tara has a fun challenge for us.  So Grab that cup of coffee and enjoy my challenge card, get inspired by the designers and go get creative! 
This week's Mashup! Challenge:
  • Create a project using "the sketch".
  • Create a project using the "Bouncing Brayer Technique (tutorial)". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using the Bouncing Brayer Technique and the Sketch".  
I decided to stick to the sketch only with my challenge card and turn it into a fun kids birthday card.  I was given this cute little moose pirate stamp by a friend and I hadn't used it yet, so I pulled it and went to work.  I paired it with the maritime DSP and added some fun circles and ribbon. 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ real red, night of navy and whisper white
Ink ~ night of navy, old olive, pumpkin pie, cherry cobbler, early espresso, soft suede and crumb cake
Stamp ~ misc. moose pirate, and many more (su!)
DSP ~ maritime
Misc. ~ crumb cake seam binding ribbon, real red taffeta ribbon, ticket punch, circle framelit set, star embossing folder
Thanks again for stopping by to check out my challenge card for The Friday Mashup.  Leave some "love" and go see what the other designers created!  I hope you have a wonderful sunshine filled weekend!