Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nutty or Nice? Family Christmas Card Option #2 Contest!

Good morning and thanks for stopping by to visit me here at Ink a Doodle Creations!  Today I am sharing my #2 choice for my family Christmas card.  If you remember from last week when I posted my holiday card using the festival of trees stamp set, I usually design and put together a few choices for my families Christmas card.  Click HERE for choice #1. 

If you want to play along, here is how:  for 4 weeks I will post a Christmas card choice (#1 thru #4) here on my blog.  Comment on each post and on the final #4 card, I will have a voting panel set up on my facebook page for you to vote which is your favorite.  If my family (i.e. husband and two sons) picks the winning card that got the most votes, you will be entered in to WIN a Stampin' Up! surprise!!!

 
I am so in love with the cute Santa Stache stamp set.  I can't decide which is my favorite, the Santa or the Nutcracker!  One of the things I did differently, is I used a piece of champagne glitter paper to cut out the mustache for the nutcracker.  It adds just the right amount of glitz to this Christmas card.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ garden green, whisper white, real red
Ink ~ real red, garden green, soft sky, skin blendabilities set
Stamp set ~ santa stache
DSP ~ trim the tree dsp stack
Misc. ~ champagne glitter paper, gold sequin trim, stylish stripes embossing folder 


Monday, October 20, 2014

Princess Bella Layout Challenge #SSINKSS14

 
Good Monday morning!  Thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we are ready to share or layout for this months Layout Challenge!
 
 
Here's the layout you can play along with.  Don't forget to link it up at our main blog or even on our Facebook group if you don't have a blog.  Link it with our special #SSINKSS14 hashtag to enter.

 
Last month we adopted a new family puppy!  Bella is such a princess and she knows it!  Loopma our yellow lab was a little snooty at first, but now loves to run and play ball with her.  So what better time to show off her cute puppyness with this months challenge layout.
 
Supplies Used
My Digital Studios software
Paw Parade Kit ~ DSP, embellishments and brush set
Colors ~ baked brown sugar, whisper white, island indigo, primrose petals and summer starfruit
 
Now that you've seen my take on this month layout, I hope you will go create and join us.  But first, leave some "love" and go see what the other design team members have created.

 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CYCI#41 Clean and Quick Challenge

Good morning!  Thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today is an exciting day for me.  Today I am sharing my first project card over at Can You Case It? as a new Design Team Member!!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!  I hope you will enjoy my card for our Clean and Quick Challenge.  You should totally come play along with us!

 
 So here is the challenge...
http://canyoucaseit.com/
 
and here is what I created...
 
 
I love Fall and all the beautiful colors it brings to us here who get to live in Virginia.  Its one of the reasons I really love the color me autumn DSP.  There is no thinking to use it and it contains all the wonderful fall colors that I get to enjoy right now.
 
I added a simple layer with whisper white and used my chalk talk framelit set to highlight my sentiment.  I added a few simple candy dots along with the natural chevron ribbon.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ Cajun craze, whisper white, mossy meadow
Ink ~ Cajun craze, soft suede
Stamp set ~ for all things
DSP ~ color me autumn
Misc. ~ chalk talk framelit set, regal and neutral candy dots, natural chevron ribbon
 
Don't forget to leave some "love" and head on over to the main Can You Case It? blog to see all the other wonderful project cards from our designers.
 
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Let's Get Spooky with #PCCCS114

Good morning and thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations!  I am officially in the mood for Halloween.  I decorated the house Wednesday night and I just need candy!!! TRICK OR TREAT!!!

Today I am sharing my project card for the challenge over at Paper Craft Crew.  The sketch was perfect for my idea of ghosts and goblins and even Halloween needs a little sparkle!!

 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic black, whisper white, Bermuda bay
Ink ~ sahara sand, Bermuda bay
Stamp sets ~ fall fest, ghoulish greetings
DSP ~ motley monsters
Misc. ~ on film framelit set, silver glitter paper, tangerine tango two tone twine, banner punch, neutral candy dots, star framelit set, itty bitty accents punch set (the star)
 
Again, thanks for stopping by.  Leave some "love" as I always enjoy reading your kind comments.  Don't forget to stop back by next week to see my 2nd Family Christmas card idea choice!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Festival of Trees Prototype #1 Family Christmas Card

 
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 some early Christmas cards.  Now's about the time I start thinking about how I want our family Christmas card to look.  I usually make up about 3-4 prototypes and lay them out in front of the family and let them decide. Well.....I let them give their opinion, then I decide!!!!!  Well, I am the MOM, it has to count for something!  This is the 1st of four prototypes I will have for them.  This card is a little detailed, but keep in mind that I only hand make about 10-12 handmade cards.  They go to those who I know appreciate my cards, but also the time I have put into them.  All others....well they get really simple cards.

 
One of my favorite stamp sets from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog is the Festival of Trees set.  Not only do I love that its a photopolymer stamp set (easy for stamping and layering the decorations), but it also has a coordinating punch to cut the trees out.  I love things that coordinate together to make my life run smoother.  One, well, two of the cute factors of this card for me, is the silver sequins and the cute little banner cluster at the top left corner.  Its just something about banners that make a card...just....cute!!

 
I punched out two solid trees in smoky slate and lost lagoon and then stamped one from the set in pear pizzazz and added a few basic rhinestones to the dots.

 
On the inside, I added some all is calm washi tape and added a couple more trees.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, lost lagoon, pear pizzazz
DSP ~ all is calm
Ink ~ lost lagoon, pear pizzazz
Stamp set ~ festival of trees
Misc. ~ all is calm washi tape, frosted sequins, tree punch, on point embossing folder, banner punch
 
I hope you have enjoyed my first prototype Christmas card and you want to participate in a fun contest (read below for the details).  Come back and keep your eye out for the second prototype card I will post next week.  After all four prototypes have been posted, I will have a contest and there will be a prize!!  Leave some "love" and go visit our main blog to see some more great ideas for Christmas cards, you might get INKspired!!!
 
If you want to play along, here is how:  for 4 weeks I will post a Christmas card choice (#1 thru #4) here on my blog.  Comment on each post and on the final #4 card, I will have a voting panel set up on my facebook page for you to vote which is your favorite.  If my family (i.e. husband and two sons) picks the winning card that got the most votes, you will be entered in to WIN a Stampin' Up! surprise!!!
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boo To You! PCCCS#113

Good evenings and thanks for stopping by here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  After getting in a quick two mile run during my kids nap time, I had some time to get in a little fun stamping stamp!  I wanted to play along with the fun sketch over at The Paper Craft Crew, but boy am I cutting it close.  Its due this evening!  YIKES!!!

I thought this sketch was perfect for some little pumpkins using the Fall Fest stamp set and the Motley Monsters DSP.  Perfect together I think, don't you?!

 
I love how the shredded twine just finishes these little pumpkins quite nicely!  And the "Boo to you" sentiment, well its perfect as well as all the other many quick sentiments you get from the Good Greetings stamp set.  Yours FREE when you host at least a $300 show or place your own order!!!
 
Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #113
 
Supplies Used
 Cardstock ~ crushed curry and whisper white, old olive
Ink ~ tangerine tango, basic black, old olive
DSP ~ motley monsters
Stamp set ~ fall fest, good greetings
Misc. ~ old olive two tone twine, fun fall framelit set (its a bundle with the fall fest stamp set and you can save 15% off when you purchase the bundle!), banner punch


Monday, October 13, 2014

Thankful for You October Card Sketch with #SSINKCS14

 
Good Monday morning!  Thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today I am sharing my design team project for our monthly card sketch challenge over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  I hope you will get INKspired and come join in the fun with us.  We love seeing other crafters play along with our monthly challenges!  Some times we even have prizes!!!

 
Here is the sketch......

 
And here is what I came up with.  I kept the layers simple with Cajun craze as my base and layered with a woodgrain embossed whisper white on top of that torn and rolled at an angle.  I love using washi tape every chance I can get and was happy that I got to use our new fall colored washi tape from the holiday mini catalog.  I used some crystal affects and created some circles on my silicone mat, let them dry, then inked them up with some gold encore ink. 

 
I changed sides, but layered like I did on the outside with some torn washi tape in the lower corner.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ Cajun craze, whisper white, blackberry bliss
Ink ~ gold encore, blackberry bliss
Stamp set ~ merry everything 
DSP ~ color me autumn
Misc. ~ color me autumn washi tape, gold basic metal buttons, gold bakers twine, crystal affects, chalk talk framelit set

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins! SSINK October BLOG HOP

 
Good morning, happy Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by to visit me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are having our October BLOG HOP and we are sharing all things "Pumpkins"!!!  I don't know about you, but I love everything pumpkin related, edible or not!...buttttt I do prefer edible!!
 
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 -Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life . 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 my special pumpkin project is this little basket that I traced from a template and decorated to turn into a pumpkin complete with a stem and leaves.  This little basket is cute and petite, but will hold a lovely sized treat! 

 
This cute little pumpkin basket is filled with caramel candy corn.  Perfect little treat!

 
The topper is three leaves from the Autumn Accents big shot die.  I embossed them using the wood grain folder.  The stem is a rolled up piece of burlap ribbon.  I tied on a wooden accent leaf with baked brown sugar thick twine for the bow and its what also ties it onto the treat bag.
 

http://stampinfunwithdiana.blogspot.com/2014/10/stylin-stampin-inkspiration-october.html
 
I hope you have enjoyed my cute little pumpkin basket.  Head on over to stop #3 Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana.  I just know you are gonna love what she created!
 
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  2. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations  --------->You are HERE!
  3. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Donna at Organized Chaos
  5. Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
  6. Erica at Stamping Starlette
  7. Tonya at Stamp with Tonya
  8. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  9. Kim at Stamping with Kim

Friday, October 3, 2014

Halloween Envelope Punch Board Treat Bag with Tutorial!

 
Good morning, its Friday, Friday, Friday!  Yesterday I sharing my Halloween card created using the Bootiful Occasions stamp set.  Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, I am sharing this cute little candy box I made using the envelope punch board and some simple scoring.

 
I love being able to create my own little candy treat holders.  I love even better when I can use tools that I already own to make it easier.  That's where the handy dandy envelope punch board comes in hand.  With some simple score lines to get the box, I added a couple quick punches with the board to make it easier to close up.  Plus its just cute and who doesn't love ca-ute!!  The tag is created using the new note tag punch, freaky friends stamp set and a couple cute banners, then tied on using the new tangerine tango two tone rope twine.

 
Even though this is a small treat holder, don't under  estimate how much candy you can fit inside.  This little treat bag is perfect for simple teacher favors, to give to your child's school friends or co-works.  Whats even better, is that it doesn't take much paper and its a great way to use up that DSP stash.  YES, we know you have one!!!
 
Would you like to create your own now?  Follow these simple instructions and get started.
Above supplies you will need. Use choice of cardstock or DSP and cut to 8-1/2" x 5"

Score one the long side at 1/2", 2", 4-1/2", 6"

score on the short size at 1"

cut the tabs along the bottom up to the 1" score line and remove the smallest tab on the right.  these tabs folded up create the bottom of the box.

fold the 1/2" tab over and line up at the 1" line using the envelope board and then punch.

fold the paper on the next score line and once again line up with the 1" line and punch. 

you will fold on each line and punch until your paper looks like the above picture.

I would suggest using either redline or fast fuse adhesive to hold your box together depending on what kind of candy or item you would like to place inside.  place adhesive along the 1/2" tab as shown.

flip cardstock over and place another piece of adhesive along the third tab to close the box bottom together once folded in.

once you have folded up box this is what you end up with.  If you wish to stamp on the box, I would do so before closing it up.
 
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic black, whisper white
Ink ~ Bermuda bay, basic black, tangerine tango, crushed curry (markers)
Stamp sets ~ freaky friends, ghoulish greetings
DSP ~  motley monsters
Misc. ~ note tag punch, tangerine tango two tone rope twine, Bermuda bay bakers twine, basic rhinestones, banner punch

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Halloween Boots and Banners

 
I can not believe that 2014 has went by so fast that it's October and time to start thinking of Halloween.  Next thing you know, I will begin thinking of _ hri_ _ m_ s!  Nope I'm not ready and I'm not even gonna say let alone type it out!  I need my chocolate and turkey fix before that time is here!!
 
Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are sharing some Halloween project ideas.  This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend three whole days and part of Thursday evening at a special weekend retreat I attend 2-3 times a year.  I was able to complete 28 scrapbook pages, my October club demo projects and a few upcoming projects for the SSINK design team.  This is the card I was able to complete.
 
 
Forever I have been wanting to order the Bootiful Occasion stamp set and forever I have been putting it off.  Well I can happily say "no more".  I finally purchased it and put it to use.  The witches boot is one of my favorites from it.  (stay tuned this week, as I will be sharing another one of my favorite boots from this set).  I created the base of my card so that it opens from the center.  Cut out some fun shapes using my framelites, stamped on the boot and did some simple coloring with my markers.  I cut out three different banners and stapled them to the front of my card.
 

 
On the inside, I also added three banners, making sure to leave lots or room for that hand written message.
 
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ basic black, whisper white, tangerine tango
Ink ~ Bermuda bay, tangerine tango, crushed curry
Stamp set ~ Bootfiul Occasion
DSP ~ motley monsters
Misc. ~ banner punch, labels framelit set, circle framelit set, mini stapler
 
I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween card.  Leave some "love" and go check out what the other design team members have create!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sorbet Colored with Blendabilities!

 

 
Good morning and thanks for joining me here at Ink a Doodle Creations.  Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are sharing projects created using blendabilities.  I wanted to do something a little different than the norm of coloring the whole image with the same shade of colors, i.e.-all red, all yellow, etc.  Yes, this time I chose three different colors.  One of the sweet things I enjoy is sorbet ice cream.  Not only is it yummy and tastes delicious, but its pretty to look at.  With all the shades of yellow, oranges and pinks.  It just makes one happy!



I used the dark shade of melon mambo, med. shade of pumpkin pie and the light shade of daffodil delight.  I started on the inside of the flower and worked my way out starting with melon mambo.  Together all three colors blended together to give me my sorbet ice cream look.  I finished it off with some rhinestones in the center a few swirled out to the sides.

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, melon mambo
Ink ~ momento black ink
Blendabilities ~ melon mambo, pumpkin pie and daffodil delight
Stamp Set ~ blended bloom
Misc. ~ chevron embossing folder, basic rhinestones, daffodil seam binding ribbon

I hope you have enjoyed my twist on the use of blendabilities.  Leave some "love" and come see what the other designers created.
 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tag Punch Mini Album and Tutorial

Good morning!  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration sharing a cute mini photo album, along with the tutorial on how to recreate it.  You won't get the instructions here.  Click the SSINK link above to head on over to our main design team blog to get all the details!!