SIP #132 Challenge Cake Walk

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week!  This weeks challenge is all about cake! Who doesn’t love cake? Tell me what your favorite type of cake is in the comments!

Here is my card for the week.

I used a Gina Marie die for the cake, the background of the cake is a mix of alcohol inks that I played around with for the first time.  The purple paper is from MFT. I don’t to know the color! And of course, I used the Wonky Rectangle from MFT to cute the base out with!

I hope you have a great week and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Ricky B

 

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 112

Hi, everyone! I hope you have had a great week so far!

This entry is going to be really quick.  I have to prepare my craft room to be a guest bedroom for my crafty friend Melinda to visit.  We are headed to the Schaumburg Scrapbook Expo, and we are super excited! Bring on the shopping list!

This weeks challenge was travel.  This card is one layer and super basic. Like REAL basic! I am sorry I have to go to quickly, but if you have any questions regarding the technique, please reach out to me. I would be more than happy to let you know what I used!

Byyyyyeeeeee!

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #107

Hi, everyone! I hope you have had a great beginning of the week! The weather here in Chicago has been so pleasant.  It still feels like spring time here but I know the humidity is about to hit us hard soon! I just know it!

This weeks card challenge is a tic-tac-toe.  These are always interesting!

Here is my card:

And

It is a two for one this week with this challenge! I don’t have time to give you all the details, but obviously, I went with black, embossing, and a die cut!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with this week!

Ricky

Scrapbook.com Haul Video

Hi, everyone! Thank you for stopping by today.

Over on my YouTube channel, you will find my latest haul video from Scrapbook.com.  It is a great online store where I purchase some of my favorite paper crafting supplies.  Head over and subscribe to my channel for more videos!

I have also included the links below in case you are interested in any of the products.  These are affiliated links so purchasing through them helps me bring you more content.

Haul Video 

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Lace Leaf – https://goo.gl/XXUP1s

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Hello Lovely – https://goo.gl/Ec9yH0

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Background Blocks – https://goo.gl/VkRaVx

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Perfectly Penned – https://goo.gl/nAegSV

Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Nesting Rectangle – https://goo.gl/NVhPa9

Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Nesting Circle – https://goo.gl/1kzeob

Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Nesting Oval – https://goo.gl/yCnZhx

Hero Arts – Stencils – Deco Pattern – https://goo.gl/ALoNrq

Hero Arts – Stencils – Peacock Feather – https://goo.gl/XpbPFW

Hero Arts – Stencils – Abstract Waves – https://goo.gl/kjvbMp

Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Color Layering Blue Whale – https://goo.gl/BtPQIH

Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Color Layering Sea Turtle – https://goo.gl/HX0bg9

Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Color Layering Koala – https://goo.gl/5D0r4e

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Scripty Aloha – https://goo.gl/eGxCsm

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Aloha – https://goo.gl/W5Gjbn

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Palm Trees – https://goo.gl/zaWJdn

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Duh-nuh – https://goo.gl/l70pQr

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Lift the Flap – https://goo.gl/JMg6sy

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Ocean Wave Accents – https://goo.gl/eZ8RGg

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Ahoy, Matey – https://goo.gl/WRpxSi

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – You’re Claw-some – https://goo.gl/KdqLa4

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Wild for You – https://goo.gl/OYu4Di

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Upon a Star – https://goo.gl/9ayqu5

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Magic Color Slider – https://goo.gl/CSKLXU

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Stitched Cloud Backdrop – Portrait – https://goo.gl/LkRvt2

Echo Park – Just Be You Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/Pdv6PN

Echo Park – Petticoats and Pinstripes Collection – Boy – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/pVkOu9

Echo Park – Wedding Bliss Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/Os43SC

Echo Park – Summer Fun Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/7Wtuoc

BoBunny – Down By The Sea Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/rktsRH

BoBunny – Serendipity Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/g1Nj9b

Doodlebug Design – Puppy Love Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/SqsroC

Doodlebug Design – Hats Off Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/bSkL2N

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 93

The last few weeks have been challenging for my in my personal life.   Whoa unemployment can stress a person out.  At least I have card making that helps alleviate the pressure from it.

This weeks card challenge with Stamp, Ink, Paper is “Coming Up Flowers”.

Our cards had to have a flower element and I decided to use the new Altenew Layered Camellia.

The panel is white heat embossed on a cool gray card stock and propped it on the dark gray card base with some 3D fun foam.  I then stamped out the flower (three parts) and the leaves as well! I heat embossed an Altenew sentiment on vellum and fussy cut that out. That is propped up with some clear 3D foam tap.  To add a bit of sparkle I added some clear sequins.

I hope you enjoy this weeks card and can’t wait to see what you have for us this week!

Ricky

 

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #92

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by for this week’s challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

These colors are almost non-existent in my stash of crafting supplies.  Thanks to Andrea for pointing out that I did have a 6×6 paper pad that had most of the colors in it.

Here are the challenge colors:

And here is my card:

The stamp set is from the Unity Stamp Company.  They have some pretty good stamps over there and they are worth checking out.  They usually have some pretty good deals often.

I did a paper piecing project.  I stamped the image on two different types of pattern paper and cut the shirt and the skirt out.

I used Copic markers to color in the skin and belt.  I then fussy cut the image out.  She is propped up on the card with some 3D foam tape.  The background was a simple water colored wash that I did.

I then stamped the sentiment on top of that.

I hope you enjoy this weeks card and I can’t wait to see what you make this week!

Ricky

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #91

Happy Birthday Andrea! I am sure there will be plenty of cards made for your birthday bash!

I am going on my third week of being unemployed.  Wow, it is hard to believe I was laid off from my job.  It has never happened to me before I was totally shell shocked.  I am able to discuss it and move forward now, but the uncertainty can be scary!

Anyway,  here is my card for this week!

On this card I used the MFT Modern Blooms set and stamped the background.  I then used a wonky rectangle die form MFT to cut the card base out.  I then used a Tim Holtz die to cut out Happy Birthday and the butterfly is from a Memory Box die. I then popped all that onto some fun foam and adhered it to an eggplant colored card stock.  Then butterfly is also that color.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks card and I hope you have a great week!

Ricky

What is your favorite stamp company?

Hi everyone! I thought I would stop by and ask a simple question.

What is your favorite stamp company?

I have to say there are two stamp companies that I have really love.  Those companies are Lawn Fawn and MFT Stamps.  Both companies have some of the most clever stamps and both companies offer great dies.  Even more so they both have quality paper and ink.

Share your thoughts.  I would love to hear more about your favorite stamp company!

Ricky

 

How Long Have You Been Stamping???

I often wonder how long some of the people I watch on YouTube have been stamping.  I am always in aww of their talents and cards they make.

I myself have only been making cards for a little over a year.  I am still gaining experience each time I make a card. I can tell you I am super addicted to stamp sets and inks and my god how many sets of 6×6 paper do I need?

So how long have you been stamping and making cards.  What is your card making weakness?  Is it paper like myself?  Would love to hear more!

Thanks and have a great week!

Ricky