Thursday, November 27, 2014

Truely Thankful for You with SSINK

Good morning!  Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we are sharing projects created just for our followers!  We truly appreciate and are thankful for following us each day with your posts, each week with our fun challenges and for leaving us those kind comments that keep our design team members INKspired to keep creating!
I stepped away this time from the traditional Fall colors that most people thank of when its time to think of being Thankful cause it connect it with Thanksgiving and Fall colors or oranges, browns, reds and greens.  Nope this time, I stepped outside the box and went with a bit softer color choice.  Above was my color inkspiration.

Ok, not only did I step away from the fall thankful colors, I also stepped away from traditional fall thankful images of pumpkins, leaves and such and went with feathers.  Yep, I just love the Four Feathers stamp set.  I first stamped the feather down the side of my crumb cake layer in versa mark ink and heat embossed with gold powder.  I also stamped and cut out three feather on white cardstock and embossed with gold powder.  I then took my spongers and inked each feather with my colors of night of navy, crisp cantaloupe and blackberry bliss.

I love burlap but with this card I wanted a softer touch so I broke out my finger dauber and got inky.  I sponged on whisper white craft ink on top of my burlap ribbon.  It created the perfect touch next to the venetian crochet trim.  The perfect added touch was the crisp cantaloupe twine and the added gold sequins.
Supplies Used
 Cardstock ~ crumb cake
Ink ~ whisper white, versa mark
Stamp set ~ four feathers
Misc. ~ gold embossing powder, gold sequins, crisp cantaloupe twine, burlap ribbon, venetian crochet trim ribbon, glue dots, red line tape
I hope you have enjoyed my card creations.  Again I thank you so much for being a follower of me over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  Don't forget to leave some "love" and go see what the others have created for you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coffee = Rule The World #PP223

Even though today is a yucky rainy/snow mixed day, I have been enjoy some quiet paper crafting time.  I was able to get in my project card for the wonderful sketch over at The Paper Players.  I had so much fun designing this card.  Of course I'm a little gitty over coffee so it was easy!

Now that I've created this card, it puts me in the mood for a nice cup of coffee now! 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ early espresso, very vanilla, sahara sand, garden green
DSP ~ trim the tree
Ink ~ early espresso
Stamp set ~ perfect blend
Misc. ~ regal buttons, natural twine, cherry cobbler bakers twine, med. oval punch, finishing touches edgelits
I hope you enjoy my challenge card.  Leave some "love" as I always enjoy reading your comments!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Project Life Inspired Card with #CYCI46

Good morning and thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am over at Can You Case It? and today we are sharing our projects created for our Project Life by Stampin' Up! inspired challenge.  Get inspired and come except the challenge and play along!
So even though I am traditional scrapbooker and don't really use the Project Life products to scrapbook with, I do however love how the products still coordinate together and make it so easy to make cards with.  This is a card I created using the Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack.  I just love all the fun elements for Halloween, Fall and Christmas.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ old olive, sahara sand, very vanilla
Project Life Seasonal Snapshot accessory pack
I hope you have enjoyed my project life card.  Leave some "love", go get that cup of coffee, get creative and have fun with our challenge.  Just don't forget to link it up, once you have.
natural twine, glue dots and snail adhesive

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Snow" Globe fun #FM187

Good morning!  Its Saturday and normally at this time I would be enjoying my morning by sleeping in.  Yep, its the first day in five that I don't have to get up at 6:20am, but here I am up, and why you ask?  Well today I am spending the day with some friends are we will be crafting away!
But before I get started, I wanted to share my project card for The Friday Mashup challenge.  Avery certainly has picked a fun mashup for us to play along with.  Its all about "weather" and to mash it up, add in some metal.  I decided to except her challenge and created this cute snow globe card.  For the past couple of weeks the temperature here in Va. has really been dropping.  So if its gonna be this cold, I say go ahead and let it snow....but just a little!  So with that in mind, I created my challenge card around "snow"!  The Mashup team still has an open call out for some new design team members.  I'm opening up my card and blog for review in hopes to earn a spot on this team!  Wish me luck!!
With snow in mind, I thought the perfect colors to play with were colors from the 2013 set of in colors, (coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe, strawberry slush and pistachio pudding)  The snow globe I thought was perfect to show case snow as well as the "Holiday Home" stamp set and matching framelits.  As I kid, and still today, I love picking up and shaking a snow globe to see the glitter and snow flutter around.

I stamped the three different homes in matching ink with the cardstock and used a snowmaker marker I have along with my heat gun to add snow texture to each roof top and around the windows.  I also created a window pocket and added silver and snowflake sequins along with matching in color sequins to the inside that shake around when you move the card.
For my metal mashup part of the challenge, I tied on with black/white bakers twine an all is calm metal snowflake embellishment.  Perfect to hang down and add that extra shimmer!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ very vanilla, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding, strawberry slush
Ink ~ baked brown sugar, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding
Stamp set ~ Holiday Home
Misc. ~ black bakers twine, all is calm snowflake embellishment, snowmaker maker, heat gun, homemade holiday framelits, in color sequins, frosted sequins, snow globe dies from Papertrey Ink


Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Loopy Wreath with Turorial

Good morning and thanks for stopping by to visit me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where I am sharing a cute little loopy wreath I made.  If you head on over there (click the blue link above), you can see the finished wreath and also see instructions on how you can create your own!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Buckaroo Birthday FM186

Good morning!  Thanks for stopping by to visit me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  This week has been going by so fast that I almost forgot to post about my challenge card for the Design Team call over at Friday Mashup!  Wish me luck!!

Here is the sketch that we were to play along with.  The mashup part was to add a special element that you might not normally see.  Well even though, a clothespin is not that un-normal, its still always a favorite of mine to add to a card, so I ran with it!!  Well, I didn't actually run with it, but I did clip it on!!!  That there, was a little Hump Day humor!!
And here is my take on the sketch.  One of the fun stamp sets I just love is the Yee-Haw Photopolymer set.  Can you believe its my first time to crack it open?!  I know, its sad really!:(  But I can say, I had a lot of fun with it, so much that I plan to play with it later today for another project card.
I used the Hardwood background stamp and water colored it with pool party ink.  I added a side layer of hello honey for my burlap strips to go on.  I love working with burlap, its so fun and it was perfect for a cowboy type card. 
As you can see with the Sheriff's badge, I also water colored it in hello honey and pool party.  I added some looped gold bakers twine behind it and tied a on a small piece to the clothespin.  I stuck it on tight with a couple foam dots to make it POP!!! 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic gray, whisper white, hello honey
Ink ~ basic gray, hello honey, pool party
Stamp set ~ hardwood and yee-haw
Misc. ~ burlap ribbon, gold bakers twine, foam dots, distressing tool
I hope you have enjoyed by challenge/design team call card.  Wish me luck!!


Naughty and Fabulous Giftcard Holder for SSINK

Good morning and thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we are sharing gift card holders.  I don't know about you, but knowing that I have all these wonderful products in my craft room, and needing to go to the store to buy a gift card holder bugs me.  I mean there is no reason for not making them yourself, cause you know they are gonna be much cuter than one that you can buy in a store.  So join us, and get INKspired.

I have several times been inside Hobby Lobby and say a kind of present style gift card holder and thought I just know I can make that myself....well I've gone and done it!  On the outside its a simple present complete with bow and tag (a naughty Santa tag at that!!)  BUT....

on the inside when the top is pulled out, its a gift card holder.  Now please make note, that is dunkin donuts gift card is mine and is not being given away!!  HAHA!!
Supplies Used
DSP ~ Santa & Co.
Ink ~ smoky slate, basic black
Stamp set ~ visions of santa
Misc. personal trimmer, score board, marina mist chevron ribbon, black 1/8" trim ribbon, white bakers twine, santa & co. washi tape, redline tape
I hope you have enjoyed my gift card holder.  Leave some "love" and don't forget to go check out the other gift card ideas on our main blog.  Link is at top of this post.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Thanksgiving Thank You #CYCI45

Thanks for joining me here with Can You Case It?  Today not only starts a new week, but it also starts a new challenge.  This week, if you choose to except it, is our Thanksgiving Edition.  We want to first of all give a big shout out to all our blog and challenge followers.  You make this possible for us to keep crafting on.  We love seeing what you create each week with our challenges and hope you will keep the creations coming. 
I saw a cute card on pinterest that was my inspiration for this card, but can't find it now for the life of me.  If you know which card I'm talking of, please leave me a comment, so I can give credit where its due.  I used the cute little petite leaf shapes in the fun fall framelit set to cut out my shapes from the tangelo twist strip.  I then used the cut outs to attach off to the side. 
My fun element for this card, is the cute little oak leaf from the autumn wooden elements pack.  I inked it up with early espresso ink and tied it on with matching bakers twine.  Its fun how the little small things on a card can add such great and fun detail.
Supplies Used
 Cardstock ~ very vanilla, tangelo twist
Ink ~ early espresso
Stamp set ~ October my paper pumpkin sentiment set, gorgeous grunge
Misc. autumn wooden elements, early espresso bakers twine, fun fall framelit set
Thanks again for stopping my.  I hope you have enjoyed my project.  Again, thank you for your support of your challenge blog.  Go see what the others have created for inspiration, then go get crafty!



Friday, November 14, 2014

Nice, Naughty or Fabulous?

Good mornings and thanks for stopping by.  Today I'm over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we are sharing some Christmas card inkspiration.  One of the stamp sets from the holiday mini struck me as just crazy, weird and I said over and over again, "I am NOT getting it".  Well as it turns out....I DID and it has been super fun to create with and I'm so glad I did.  I got it all too!  I couldn't just stop at the stamp set, I had to get the matching DSP pack, the washi tape, (gotta have washi tape) and of course the embellishment enamel pack!!

So what do you say, is this little moose, Nice, Naughty or Fabulous?!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ hello honey, basic black, whisper white
Ink ~ smoky slate, marina mist, real red, old olive, basic black
Stamp set ~ visions of santa
DSP ~ Santa & Co.
Misc. brights candy dots, circle framelit set, black 1/8" trim ribbon, artisan label punch
I hope you have enjoyed my little Christmas moose.  Leave some "love" and head on over an see what the others created.
I had used the fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, but wasn't looking closely enough at the deadline date.  Oops I missed it...Oh, well!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Full of Gratitude November SSINK BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the November Blog Hop over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!  This month we are creating projects based around "Gratitude". 
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 #1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - with Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place  . 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 me, gratitude can come in small does, i.e., I am thankful and show gratitude for my fresh cup of coffee each morning.  Or it can come in large doses, I am thankful for and show gratitude to my families good health and safety.  Sometimes it can be for in the middle things and that is why my project is for.  I show such appreciation and gratitude for the teachers at my sons schools.  They work so hard, but yet get so little in return.  I am not a teacher at a school but do provide care for children each day in my home and I believe it takes a special person to be around children all day long.  Teachers are there to educate our children, to keep them safe when not with there parents, and to help them grow as a person.  I created this one, but all my sons teachers will get one before Thanksgiving break, a cute little treat holder. 
Now you could put anything inside your bag:  a large cookie, several small pieces of candy or in my case, three cinnamon apple spiced flavored tea bags.  What teacher couldn't use a nice cup of hot tea.

This version is the one my stamp club ladies will be making in December at stamp club.  This one is a little more Festive and Merry and filled with peppermint life savers.
Thank you again for stopping by.  Now leave some "love" and hop on over to stop #3 with Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana.  I just know you are gonna love her project.
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
  2. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  3. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Bree at Craft-Somnia
  5. Donna at Organized Chaos
  6. Tonya at Stamp with Tonya
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim

Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Happy Card Sketch Challenge with #SSINKCS15

Good morning!  Today I'm over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  Its the second Monday of the month and its time for another great card sketch challenge!  We hope you will get INKspired by our projects and sketch, and want to come play along!

This Christmas card just makes me happy and I want to smile!  Layers are simple with a stamped off technique for the zig zags using the Works of Art stamp set and real red ink.  The layered tags are the main focal point, stamped and colored using the Mingle all the Way set. 

For me the fun part and the added detail is the bow tied in baked brown sugar and topped with a golden star clip.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ garden green, soft sky, whisper white
Ink ~ baked brown sugar, real red
Markers ~ calypso coral, sky sky, garden green
Stamp sets ~ work of art, mingle all the way
DSP ~ Nordic noel
Misc. ~ gold sequins, baked brown sugar thick twine, scalloped tag punch, hodgepodge clips

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Believe in Yourself Color Challenge #CYCI44

Good Sunday morning!  I hope everyones weekends have been super nice so far.  We still have today left, so lets enjoy it to its fullest!  Today I am over at Can You Case It?  with our new Color Challenge.  I hope you will decide to play along with us.
Here is the color palette to play with.....

and here is what I created with our fun colors. 

Now this card is special and here is why.  My nephews girl-friend is going thru her basic training for the Navy.  She is having a bit of a rough time right now.  On top of getting really sick with a high fever and massing out almost as soon as she got there, she has a small case of being home sick.  She is tough cookie and I know she will pull through just fine but everyone needs a little extra cheering up and encouraged to be strong and believe in themselves.  I made this special card for her and it went out last week.

I wanted to stick with a Fall theme as the colors reminded me of Fall and loved the deep rich tones.  I stamped with the hardwood background and seperated them into layers using very vanilla cardstock and sahara sand ink.  I cut out two leaves in blackberry bliss and mossy meadow and punched out some med. sized ovals, embossed each one to create my antique and vintage pumpkin.  I love the added the swirled ribbon and lace at the bottom, finished out with a few candy dots.

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ blackberry bliss, mossy meadow, very vanilla
Ink ~ blackberry bliss, sahara sand, mossy meadow
Stamp set ~ good greetings, hardwood background stamp
Misc. ~ blackberry bliss in color satin ribbon, lace trim ribbon, neutral and regal candy dots, woodgrain embossing folder, med. oval punch, autumn accents big shot die

I hope you have enjoyed my project card for our color challenge.  Leave some "love" and don't forget to go see what the other design team members have created!