Hello! I made it through recital! WOO HOO!!! Lol! Now I just need to get on this competition music.🙂 But before that, I had some time today to make a card for the Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop! Yay!!!!

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Here is the inspiration pic,

June 2015 Blog Hop

Aren’t those too stinkin’ cute?!

Here is my take:

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I just love how the “messiness” of the watercolor turned out! I stamped the background onto Canson Watercolor paper and then used some water to push the ink around and make it messy.🙂 I like it.🙂 I did the same thing with the flower and leaves, although I did roll the leaves in a darker color around the edges first.🙂

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Canson Coldpress Watercolor Paper

Stamps: Background Basics: Random Stripes Stamp Set, Pretty Petals Stamp Set, Heart-2-Heart #3 Stamp Set

Inks: Enchanted Evening Ink Pad, Terracotta Tile Ink Pad, Spring Moss Ink Pad, Ripe Avocado Ink Pad, Summer Sunrise Ink Pad, Staz-On Jet Black Ink Pad

Other: Water

Hello. I have a card for this week’s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge: Using vellum to soften or show off your background stamping.

Here is my card:

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I took a panel and stamped the background with the Splat stamp set. I wanted one of the sentiments to stick out, so I stamped it in a different color and used a Limitless Layers Circles die cut to cut out the vellum just over that part.🙂 I did a card similar to this a while ago…and I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. I have since lost that card on my MANY inspiration boards, LOL. But you can look me up on Pinterest, Lauren Anderson, and you should be able to see it on one of my many card boards. LOL!

As for adhering the vellum, I used the washi tape you see at the top and bottom to “secure” it. I say secure lightly because it’s pretty flappy, but that’s what I was going for, so if you like that look, there you go🙂

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Tropical Teal, Stamper’s Select White

Stamps: Splat Stamps Set, Simple Stars Stamp Set

Inks: True Black Ink Pad, Tropical Teal Ink Pad, Harvest Gold Ink Pad

Dies: Limitless Layers: Circles Die, MFT Rectagle Stax 2 Die

Other: Recollections Vellum, Heidi Swapp White Color Shine Spray, Blue Swirl Washi Tape

It’s been several months since I’ve been able to join in with a Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, but I’m here today with a card! Woo hoo!

Here is the inspiration:

April Blog Hop 2015

Navy and shades of pink. Gorgeous color combo.🙂

Here is my card:

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Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White

Stamps: Delightful Dahlias Stamp Set, Congratulations Stamp Set, Watercolor Wonder Stamp Set

Inks: Enchanted Evening Ink Pad, Sweet Blush Ink Pad, Hibiscus Burst Ink Pad, Berry Sorbet Ink Pad, Ripe Avocado Ink Pad, MFT Spearmint Ink Pad, VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad

Dies: Delightful Dahlias Dies, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 Die, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, MFT Sweet Treats Dies

Other: Recollections Gold Embossing Powder, Recollections Vellum

I’m here today with not one, but TWO cards for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch! I was having too much fun with my new, thicker water color paper and ink smooshing.😉

Here is the sketch:

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So cool, right?! Here are my two cards:

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I had so much fun making them! And I am definitely loving my new watercolor paper. The other paper I have is ok, but its thinner and sometimes warps WAY TOO MUCH. Anyhoo,

Hope you like them!🙂

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Card 1:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream

Stamps: Paper Smooches Love Struck Stamp Set

Inks: Sweet Blush Ink Pad, Lemon Tart Ink Pad, Staz-On Jet Black Ink Pad, Berry Sorbet Ink Pad, MFT Steel Grey Ink Pad

Other: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Twine and Ink Enamel Dots

Card 2:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream

Stamps: Paper Smooches Royal Cuteness Stamp Set

Inks: Royal Velvet Ink Pad, Lavender Moon Ink Pad, True Black Ink Pad, Pure Poppy Ink Pad, Staz-On Jet Black Ink Pad

Other: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper

Hi, there! I’m here today with a couple of cards for this weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday technique: White on white die cuts.🙂

Here is my first card:

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I was inspired by those hundreds of posters like this on Pinterest. LOL! It was fun to make, though that Q is going to give me nightmares because he just DID NOT want to be straight! LOL.

Here is another card, also using letters…

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This one was really fun picking the colors and deciding on the placement of the white letters around the sentiment. I popped the word “Smile” up just a bit by putting one layer of white letters underneath the color ones. And then just to add a little bit more (bc obviously I don’t when to stop, LOL) I added some vellum butterflies with a pop of rhinestone in the middles.🙂

Hope you like them!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Card one:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy

Dies: Headline Alphabet Dies

Card two:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores

Dies: Headline Alphabet Dies, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Other: Recollections Vellum, Me and My Big Ideas Rhinestones

Wow. It’s been quite awhile since I joined in with a CAS-ual Friday challenge. But, I was inspired this week so here we go.🙂

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When I saw the prompt, I was reminded of a technique where you first stamp in white on kraft, and then you stamp color over it to give it a bit of shadow and add dimension to your card. I have never figured out the name of this technique, so if you know it, drop me a comment, LOL. Here is my card,

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The Mini Blooms set from Papertrey Ink is perfect for this because it has a big corner stamp that you can stamp all at once with the white, and then individual stamps that match so you can stamp over the white in color. And a bunch of different colors at that! This card was really fun to make!

Hope you like it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Classic Kraft

Stamps: Mini Blooms Stamp Set, Swoosh Stamp Set

Inks: Fresh Snow Hybrid Ink Pad, Ripe Avocado Ink Pad, Spring Moss Ink Pad, New Leaf Ink Pad, Raspberry Fizz Ink Pad, Berry Sorbet Ink Pad, Winter Wisteria Ink Pad, Hawaiian Shores Ink Pad, Summer Sunrise Ink Pad, True Black Ink Pad

Other: Teresa Collins Wood Dots

Hello there. I’ve been inspired by Virginia’s View Challenge. This month the challenge is Dimension. I’ve been visiting blogs and looking at Pinterest a lot lately (well ALL THE TIME really LOL.) And I think this card is a mash up in my head of a bunch of different cards I’ve seen lately.😉

So here it is,

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I used foam tape and foam squares to get two different heights for the dahlias. And I just pushed up the sentiment banner while adhering it down so it would have that lovely bump in the middle like it was being blown by the wind. Instead of using patterned paper for the background, I used die cuts to give it that extra dimension.😉

Hope you like it! I had a lot of fun making it!

Supply List (all products are PTI unless otherwise noted) :

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush

Stamps: Delightful Dahlia Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamps To Thine Own Shelf Stamp Set (for the sentiment)

Inks: True Black Ink Pad, Aqua Mist Ink Pad, Hawaiian Shores Ink Pad, Blueberry Sky Ink Pad, Spring Moss Ink Pad

Dies: Delightful Dahlia Dies, Bubble Talk Dies

Other: Foam Tape, Foam Squares, Pink Rhinestones by Studio 112