Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Snowflake Fun with My Paper Pumpkin

Good morning and thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  You won't see much here today about my project but a little sneak peek picture showing what I started with.  To see all the finished projects with the November My Paper Pumpkin kit including two designed by me items and one bonus created project, you'll have to click HERE and head on over to the main blog of Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where I am posting for my individual projects.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Subway Mittens #CTS103

Good morning and thanks for stopping by to visit me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am sharing the fun gift card holder I created for the sketch challenge over at Cas(e) This Sketch.  I have so many gift card holders I need to create this year for Christmas.  #1 of 10 complete!

here is the fun sketch....
...and here is what I came up with.  I bought a few new toys last month and I just had to bring them out and break them in.  These items were perfect for the sketch challenge.

I love how easy creating the gift card insert was to hold my Brother-in-law's Subway gift card.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ cherry cobber, saraha sand, very vanilla
Ink ~ early espresso, cherry cobbler
DSP ~ misc. cardstock pad I had laying around
Stamp set ~ MFT cozy mittens
Misc. ~ MFT gift card holder die, MFT mitten die set, MFT blue prints #15 

Happy Birthday MDS #SSINKLS16

Good Monday morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Spent mine wrapping my moms Christmas gifts, cleaning house, grocery shopping, finished up my own Christmas gift shopping and wrapping as well as enjoying a night out for dinner at Olive Garden and a drive thru light show!  But sadly this weekend has come and gone and its just another Monday, UGH!!  The exciting flip side is that its time for another awesome sketch challenge over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!  We hope you will get INKspired and play along with us this week!
Here is our sketch....

and here is what I created with it.  Since I was working with just one photo, I decided to down size mine and instead of designing a 12x12 page, I created a 8x8 page celebrating my oldest sons 15th Birthday!
Supplies Used
My Digital Studios software, Best Birthday Yet kit, Bermuda bay brads, Bermuda bay ink splatters
I hope you have enjoyed my MDS page and it will INKspire you to join in our sketch challenge.  Leave some "love" and go see what our other designers have created!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Never to Many Thanks - Clean and Quick #CYCI49

Good morning, I hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend so far.  Its been busy, but I have.  Today I am over at Can You Case It?, and this week our challenge for you is to create and Clean and Quick card using a button or other embellishment with a max of 2 layers.  I hope you decide to play along, I can't wait to see what you create!

You can never have to many "Thank You" cards on hand so for the next few cards you will be seeing on my blog will be "thank you" cards.  I cut a 1"x5-1/2" piece of DSP from the flower pot collection to add a little pattern down the side of my whisper white layer.  I used the splatter spots from the gorgeous grunge stamp set in crushed curry and garden green ink.  Now the night of navy "thanks" you see is a new sneak peek item!  Oh YES, there is a new word thinlit set coming in the new Stampin' Up! Spring Occasions Catalog.  Now I did a little something extra with this card.....something I don't normally do...I cut out an envelope insert in matching DSP!  Crazy right?!  I can't stand the thought of someone throwing away the DSP, so its why I don't normally do it, but I'll have to be honest and say, I LOVE it!  It really makes it look lovely.

To finish off my card and keeping with the challenge, I pulled out a button and tied it off with some tangerine tango bakers twine.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ night of navy, whisper white
DSP ~ flower pot
Ink ~ garden green, crushed curry
Stamp set ~ lots of thanks
Misc. ~ tangerine tango bakers twine, brights buttons, regal candy dots, hello you thinlits (new sneak peak item!), envelope insert framelits
I hope you have enjoyed my challenge card.  Leave some "love" and go check out the other challenge cards from our other design team members.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I've Been Voted Out ~ December SSINK BLOG HOP

Welcome to the December Blog Hop over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!  This month we are creating projects with Christmas in mind and anything goes.  
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 #3 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Diana EStampin' Fun with Diana. 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.
So first off let me start by saying, "I am a Survivor fan" and have been since it first aired on TV. Well this year, I joined in a Stampin Survivor group on Facebook.  Myself and 17 other ladies, were paired up with a cast member on this season of Blood vs. Water.  My paired team member was Alec.  Even though I held in for while, all good things must come to an end!  My Alec got voted out last week and was sent home.  Booooo!!!  So here is the fun part of this group:  when ever a person is voted out, that person is to send out a handmade card to the remaining players.  In my case, I get to enjoy 11 cards from previous voted out players.  The person left in till the end, will have received 17 cards.  So I want to share the card I designed and sent out to the remaining 6 players.
I wanted to use this stamp set in a non traditional way.  Instead of using dark green, I went with a light shade and used pear pizzazz, I also chose crisp cantaloupe for the berries instead of traditional red.  One of the fun things I did with the black/white typeset DSP, is I used my sponge and discolored it with crumb cake ink.  The layout and detail are pretty simple and I wanted the focal to be on the wreath and the gold shimmering "Joy"!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ pear pizzazz, very vanilla
Ink ~ pear pizzazz, crisp cantaloupe, crumb cake
Stamp set ~ Wondrous Wreath
DSP ~ typeset, gold shimmer paper
Misc. ~ gold sequin trim, crisp cantaloupe twine, wreath framelit set
I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas card.  Don't forget to leave some "love" and head on over to visit Darcy at Stampin' DJ, you are just gonna love her holiday project!

Blog Hop Participant List:

Donna at Organized Chaos


Monday, December 8, 2014

Welcome Baby #SSINKCS16

Good Monday morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Today I'm over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and its time for an all new card sketch challenge!  We do hope you will get INKspired by our designers to come join us!

Here is our fun sketch created by Breelin Renwick.  She is so talented with creating our sketches!

One of the parents, that I babysit for is expecting their second child in about a month and well I needed a baby card to welcome "him" here.  The "and many more" stamp set worked perfect for the sentiment banners I created.  I just love the "B" as the main focal point.  I tied on some baked brown sugar and gold bakers twine to help accent it.

Supplies Used
 Cardstock ~ coastal cabana, hello honey, baked brown sugar
Ink ~ baked brown sugar
Stamp set ~ And Many More
DSP ~ Lullaby
Misc. ~ banner punch, basic bling, coastal cabana blendabilities, baked brown sugar twine, gold bakers twine
Don't forget to go checkout the other designers and their INKspiring takes on this sketch!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bright & Beautiful Gift Tag

Thank you for stopping by to visit me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we are sharing gift tags with you.  I mean what's a pretty package without a pretty gift tag to go with it?

I started out making this cute but knew it needed a nice tag to go with it.  I used the angled tag topper punch and cut a piece of cardstock in very vanilla to measure 2" x 4-1/2".  Then I cut another piece in early espresso to measure 2" x 2-1/4".  I angled the two together and attached with some adhesive.  I used the bright and beautiful star stamp set to stamp one in cherry cobbler and cut it as well as a smaller star in gold glitter paper with the matching star framelit set.  The "JOY" letters come from the extra chipboard letters I had left over from the watercolor winter simply created card kit.  Its the kit I used to make my family Christmas cards this year.  It came with a lot of extras, so I put them to good use.  I threaded a piece of cherry cobber seam binding ribbon thru the tag whole and tied the ends together with gold bakers twine.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ very vanilla, early espresso, gold glitter paper
Ink ~ cherry cobber, early espresso
Stamp sets ~ bright and beautiful
Misc. ~ gold bakers twine, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Color Challenge #SSINKCC16

Good Monday morning!  Its not only December 1st but its the 1st Monday of the month and its time for another color challenge over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  I just love this combination and I hope you will too.  So get to creating and come play along with us this week!

So I love Christmas and all, matter of fact I'm in the middle of decorating now, but I will be honest to say, I needed to move on from so many recent Christmas/holiday cards.  I wanted to create a different style card, so I pulled out a set I haven't played with in a while.  Kinda Eclectic is one of my favorites from the full catalog.  There is just so much you can create with it.
I have a couple December birthdays coming up, so I decided to create and fun and stylish birthday card with it, mixed also with a little Works of Art.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white
Ink ~ lost lagoon, cherry cobbler and basic black
Stamp sets ~ work of art, kinda eclectic
Misc. ~ black bakers twine, rhinestones, cherry cobbler blendabilities, basics hodgepodge clips
Punches ~ elegant butterfly and bitty butterfly
Again, thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to head on over to our main blog site to see what the other designers have created.  We hope to INKspire you to play along with us.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blinged out Sheriff - #CYCI47

Good morning!  Thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations. Today I am over at Can You Case It? and we are ready to start this week off with a fresh new sketch challenge.  I hope everyone survived all the turkey eatin' and black Friday shopping.  Don't know about you, but boy, I need a nap!!  Shopping and getting all those good deals is tiring!  I hope you will come create and except our sketch challenge!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Well since I couldn't narrow it down and decide on which stamp set to use for this sketch, I went to my friend Breelin Renwick at Craft-somnia Momma and asked her to pick for me.  She selected for me the Yee-Haw stamp set.  The last time I used this set, I created a card geared for a boy.  This time I switched it around and am using this sketch for a girl and not just any girl, but a "Blinged out Sheriff" girl!!
I used my calypso coral blendabilities to color the sheriff's badge and layered with some twirled twine.  I also layered several ribbons and topped it with some gold sequin trim.  I added a very vintage button with some gold bakers twine to tie it all together and add that special "girl" touch.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ calypso coral, baked brown sugar and very vanilla
Ink ~ momento ink, early espresso, baked brown sugar, gold encore
Stamp set ~ Yee-Haw, hardwood
Misc. ~ very vintage buttons, gold sequin trim, natural twine, gold bakers twine, gold glimmer paper, mini star punch, large polka dot embossing folder

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!