Ink & Inspiration: Celebrate the Memories

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme is “Love Me Tender”, so I made a 12″x12″ scrapbook page of my sweetie and me.

I used Powder Pink cardstock for my base, because I wanted to use the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack in my layout. The big piece of designer series paper is from the Petal Passion paper. All of the other papers are from the Memories & More Card Pack.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These flowers are a sticker from the Card Pack. I colored them using a Blender Pen and Powder Pink and Lemon-Lime Twist ink. The hearts are also stickers from the Card Pack. I heat embossed (in Silver) “celebrate the good stuff” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The die cut “memories” is from the Card Pack  also, and the washi tape is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The numbers here are also from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

I finished off the page with clear shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

I hope you enjoyed my layout today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

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Blender Pens

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Heat Tool

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Christmas in the Making

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is Favorite In Color, so I’m sure you can guess which color will be featured heavily on my card.

Stampin' Up! Christmas in the Making stamp set with Cable Knit embossing folder, Embossing Paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Lemon-Lime Twist, of course! It’s a close race with Berry Burst, but I find myself using LL Twist on pretty much every card I make now. And this year, my favorite color combination for Christmas cards is going to be LL Twist with Real Red. It’s so merry and bright!

This card features one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog, Christmas in the Making. I stamped this adorable lady in Archival Basic Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock, then colored her with Aqua Painters (the dress) and Blender Pens (everything else and the stripes on the skirt). This stamp is so meta when you put it on a card; love it!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in the Making stamp set with Cable Knit embossing folder, Embossing Paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I colored the image, I cut it out with one of the Lots of Labels framelits. The background Lemon-Lime Twist mat is embossed with the Cable Knit dynamic embossing folder. After I popped the colored panel up on the card, I very carefully added Embossing Paste as snow. I probably should have done this before the panel was attached to the card. I smoothed the paste on and added the lines of texture by sticking the tip of one of my Palette Knives into the paste and swirling it around to make it look more like snow. After I let it dry a little, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. That little bow on top comes from Holly Berry Happiness and the Holly Builder Punch, and the sentiment is from Christmas in the Making.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you liked my card featuring Lemon-Lime Twist. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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Big Shot

$110.00

Blender Pens

$12.00

Blender Pens

$12.00


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Christmas in the Making stamp set

Fancy Mermaid

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid handmade birthday card - Acetate & Tissue technique - Bouquet Bunch framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my Love a Technique Challenge project for the Creative Crew’s Summer Lovin’ theme this month. I went with the amazing Magical Mermaid stamp set and used the Acetate & Tissue technique. I stamped the seaweed on the Pool Party card base in Emerald Envy, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Pool Party (full strength and stamped off). I stamped the water drops/bubbles in Pool Party and the sentiment in Emerald Envy.

I glued down three leafy stems cut with the Bouquet Bunch framelits out of Basic Black, Emerald Envy, and Vellum cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid handmade birthday card - Acetate & Tissue technique - Bouquet Bunch framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my mermaid panel, I stamped the mermaid in StazOn Jet Black ink on a Window Sheet. I also stamped the seaweed in Emerald Envy and Lemon-Lime Twist on the piece of Whisper White card that gets glued behind the mermaid. I also stamped the water drops/bubbles in Bermuda Bay on that piece. [After the glue made the ink bleed, these have turned into kind of faint imprints. I really like the look! I did three others that turned out with darker imprints.] I flipped the mermaid sheet over, covered it with a lot of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and added two drops of Pool Party ink to the bottom half and three drops of Pink Pirouette ink to the top half of the panel. I smoothed the colors around with my fingers. Then I sprinkled on a decent amount of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I crinkled the tissue up, opened it back up, and placed it on top of the colored glue, then flipped the whole thing over to glue it to the piece of stamped Whisper White cardstock. This takes quite a while to dry. After it was dry, I cut it out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits — you may have to run this through several times.

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid handmade birthday card - Acetate & Tissue technique - Bouquet Bunch framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I cut out the mermaid, I cut out the same size oval from Basic Black cardstock and glued the two pieces together, offset a little. I looped Silver Mini Sequin Trim behind the ovals, then popped the ovals up on Dimensionals.

Since the mermaid tail was cut out of the picture, I made a second one. I stamped the tail in Archival Basic Black on Whisper White cardstock. I used ink from the lids of my Emerald Envy and Lemon-Lime Twist ink pads with a Blender Pen to color in the tail. I fussy cut the tail out, covered it with glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen, sprinkled on more Dazzling Diamonds (I decided she will be a Fancy Mermaid), and let it dry. After it dried, I stuck the tail to the card base with Mini Dimensionals and adhered the top of the tail to the Window Sheet with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I didn’t like how the top of the tail looked, so I stuck a sequin over the V. :)

I topped off the card with more sequins.

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Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
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$9.00

Blender Pens

$10.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Facebook Live video: Truly Artistic

Hey, there! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was fun and busy. I made this Maui hook cake for my son’s 4th birthday, because he’s obsessed.

Hashtag Mom cake, amirite? He loved it. You’re welcome, kid.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
In other news, I finally got to make a card today for the first time since Thursday (4 days is a long time to go without!). This card actually uses three stamp sets — Crafting Forever, Just Add Text, and Sunshine Sayings.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I did some very simple coloring with ink pads and blender pens (and a quick shadow with an Aqua Painter) and a little bit of fussy cutting.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love the sentiment that I chose for the card and the way it fits with this artsy set.

To see how I made the card, check out the Facebook Live video that I did today.

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Blender Pens

$10.00