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This month over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog we are challenged to use scraps in our design.

With all the fall decor and children talking about what they are going to be for Halloween, I pulled out my Halloween Papers and made this card.

I used different sized strips starting in the middle, then I found the pretty Happy Halloween scrap and trimmed it to use as my sentiment, used another scrap for the border, and adhered it to the black card base.

Hope to see your creations over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog.

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Long and Skinny Slimline Card

This month over at Stinkin Inkers Challenge is to make a long and skinny card aka Slim line Cards. I have to admit I am not a fan. But I pressed onward and challenged myself to make one for the team.


What I was pleasantly surprised by was I could use more stamps and bigger stamps on cards. I also got my Scan N Cut out because I refuse to pay all that money for a slimline die and purchased a $1.99 SVG file on etsy. 

I watercolored the images and the products I used are from the Stamps of Life. 

Thanks for stopping by. This card will most likely go to Brings Smiles to Seniors, Inc.

I look forward to see all the Slimline Cards you make for this challenge.

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Let The Sparks Fly

This month over at Stinkin’ Inkers challenge is Let The Sparks Fly (use glitter, gems, sequins, etc. on your project).

I used 4th of July theme.

I used a drop background stamp (retired from MFT) in Blue and Red. I stamped the fireworks (retired) then silver embossed them. I mounted that panel on white glitter cardstock. I also embellished with Dazzles blue shiny dots.

Stop by and see what the other design team members created for inspiration and stop by and play along with us.

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You’re The Man

This month over at Stinkin Inkers Challenge Blog the theme is to make a project for a man or a boy.

The Stamp Set from Stamps of Life this month was a BBQ set and I made this card:

I used Kraft cardstock for the beach and added dots to represent sand. The dune grass stamp is from an older set from GinaK. The cloud cardstock is also from Stamps of Life as well as the twine. I needed something up there in that right hand corner so I used those “Candy Stripe Dots” from Queen and Company (I like the contrast of the dots on the cloud paper to the stripes on the embellishments).

This card will be going to my son for his birthday which is on Sunday.

Why not pop over to Stinkin Inkers and join in the fun.

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Happy Mother’s Day

The theme this month over on Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (project for woman or a girl). With Mother’s Day coming up I made this card.

I used an outline sticker, colored it in with watercolors and used Distress Edges dies (retired from Spellbinders) for the layers. The Happy Mother’s Day is a stamp from Hero Arts, which I embossed in gold and propped up with foam tape.

Hope you will join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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Recycle Reuse

For the month of April the challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to use something that can be repurposed or something that can be used in a different way. I love using colorful paper napkins or napkins with a theme for my cards.

There are many videos on YouTube where you can learn to do this technique. I peel the layer or layers off the back. 2 Ply napkins have 1 backing on the napkin. 3 Ply napkins have 2 backings on the napkin.

I carefully place the napkin on my base and test how it will fit and look. I cut the napkin with scissors adding 1″ around all sides so I can attach it to the base and wrap it around the back. This is the back of the card:

I then cover my base with mod podge, place the napkin to the base, wrapping it around to the back. Then I add another layer of mod podge right over the napkin – you have to be patient and work very slowly as not to tear the napkin.

These type of designs are the one I like best. Let the napkin shine and just add a ribbon and sentiment.

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March Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to use something that hops on your card. Of course I immediately thought of bunnies for this time of the year, but going through my stash I had to pull out one of my favorite items to craft with — OUTLINE Stickers. Here is my card.

I used the Frog outline stickers from Krazy Kreations. Adhered the frog to glitter paper, colored with copics, I added the reeds and lilly pad directly to the card and colored those with colored pencils. I fuzzy cut out the frog and adhered him to the card using a small wobble.

The paper was in my stash, and I embossed the clouds just above the images. I added the sentiment and a few more embellishments.

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Stinkin Inkers February Challenge

This month’s challenge over at the Stinkin Inkers Challenge is to use the kissing technique. This is an older technique but really challenged me. I used elements from the Hero Arts February 2018 Kit for inspiration. When doing the Kissing Technique it is best to use a bold image and a patterned stamp. My bold image is the bird and my patterned image is the floral (peg stamp in a darker ink).

You can search Pinterest and the Internet for all kinds of Kissing Techniques. Hope our challenge this month inspires you to use this older technique and if you are NEW to stamping, we want to see your creations. Remember challenges are just that — challenge yourself to do something out of your comfort zone.

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Let’s Do Coffee

Over on Stinkin Inkers challenge the theme for January 2021 (Happy New Year!) is to “Make It Hot”, use images of coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, etc. Here is my take:

All of the products I used are from January 2019 Scrapping For Less Flavor of the Month Kit. I used Copic Markers to color the image.

Don’t forget to stop over to the challenge and join in on the phone. You have the whole month of January to participate.

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December Stinkin Inker Challenge

I purchased a Scan N Cut2 a few years ago. My main goal was to save money and space by not having to buy dies. I have learned so many things that I can create, and with the world of svg files out there, the sky is the limit. I can do so much with the machine.

There are three sites that have helped me learn the Scan N Cut, The Papered ChefAlanda Crafts and Jennifer Brodie (search for ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer).

Here is my box:

Here is how it opens:

I used a FREE cut file from Dreaming Tree. There are so many possibilities with this triangular shaped box. You can use it for any occasion and it is so easy to put together (especially with the step by step you tube videos). Use other themed papers, cardstock and stamped images to customize it to fit any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge.