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    Stamp Ink Paper Challenge # 191

    It’s that time again… Welcome to another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!! ??  This week, the design team at Stamp Ink Paper has a brand new challenge for you; BIRTHDAYS!!! And, um, -who doesn’t need a secret stash of birthday cards?? (I think the challenge was intended to push us to incorporate cake, but I’ve never been a fan of cake anyway, so I’m going with birthday theme only:) And you can do the same! The great thing about the weekly challenges that we issue? -You are welcome to interpret it anyway you want! And I take that back… I love carrot cake. There. I said it. This card brings me…

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    I’m Baaaaaaaack! Stamp Ink Paper Challenge # 190

    Didja miss me?? OK, so it’s been a couple weeks, I know, I KNOW. You see, what happened was… I went on vacation and that was amazing and tranquil and relaxing and perfect. And then I came back home last week and it has been absolutely insane! I won’t bore you with the details of my run-in with the sliding glass door that led to several dentist appointments that led to time away from work and a backlog like nobody’s business, but that’s not what you came here for and so we’re skipping all those details.  So let’s talk about this instead! STAMP INK PAPER Challenge # 190; Best of…

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    Stamp Ink Paper Design Challenge #188

    The Stamp Ink Paper Design Team is back this week with another challenge for you; this week… DESIGNERS CHOICE!! Oh how I love designers choice challenges! With the “Designer’s Choice” challenge, you could case another designer, case an inspo card you found on-line, case one of the Design Team members cards, OR you could create something uniquely you. How fun! As a member of the Design Team at Stamp Ink Paper, I’ll be sharing the reflection technique. If you’ve never tried it before, you’re going to WANT to try this!    Supply List Fable Friends stamp set Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Crumb Cake card stock Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, So…

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    Craft Room Inspo, anyone??

    Guys, over the past couple of weeks, I did a thing. A CLEANING thing! I Marie Kondo’d the crap out of this space! Organizing is my jam, so this was an easy task to take on. If you too, find that organizing and cleaning your craft space is also a hobby, please stand up. Occasionally, I’ve shared photos of my stamping studio and I get SO MANY QUESTIONS about cabinets or paper storage or seating, so I decided to give you all the pretty little details in one MASSIVE post!  This is going to be a LOOOOOOOOOONG POST, my apologies in advance! My only dilemma.. where to start?! First, I…

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    Stamp Ink Paper Design Challenge #187

    The Stamp Ink Paper Design Team is back this week with a whole new challenge; MONOCHROMATIC!! Monochromatic is definitely my jam.  I love using various shades of the same colors, and even improvising with colors, as I did with this challenge. Let’s dive in! I tried so dang hard to get a great shot of my improvised color but sheesh… winter gloom and doom just wasn’t cooperating (Ohhhhhh how I long for bright and sunny days!)  One might argue that Very Vanilla isn’t a shade of teal. You’re right, it’s not. However, when you emboss and then sponge, that sure makes it some version of monochromatic, at least in my…

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    Happy birthday, Jace!!

    See this handsome boy?? This is my nephew, Jace and Jace turns 5 YEARS OLD TODAY!!! Isn’t he a cutie?? Mike and I don’t get to see Jace nearly as often as we’d like to (they’re nearly 2 hours away) but we get to spend quite a bit of time with him and his equally adorable little sister, Kenna at camp during the summer… is it May yet??? Funny thing is… Mike’s brother Brian and our sister-in-law Kim would probably like to keep us far FAR away from Jace & Kenna during their impressionable years. You see, we’re the cool aunt & uncle and we have absolutely no issues feeding…

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    Valentines Day; All About The Guys

    Last week, I received this text from Jessies husband, Patrick.  HECK YEAH!!! And so I decided to invite a couple other “dudes” to make it less intimidating. And in true “Lisa” fashion, once all was agreed to and a time was set, I cheerfully told them “now go make up some lie to your wives for Sunday that doesn’t include me” 🙂 Then we gathered. Patrick couldn’t lie to Jessie and so he told her “I have to step out for a little while”. TJ, on the other hand… he may be a little too good at lying to his wife because he was “helping Vinnie move some stuff”. Erica,…

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    Stamp Ink Paper Challenge # 186; Product Feature, VELLUM!!

    The Stamp Ink Paper design team is back with another challenge for you this week and for this challenge, we’re featuring a product; vellum. Now if you’re like me, you have a love / hate relationship with Vellum. I love the appeal that it adds to my creations, but I hate that you can usually see the adhesive peaking through the front of that little beast we know as vellum.  So when I was tasked with this challenge, I immediately thought;  I hate that thing about vellum! Buttttttttt, I just got a bunch of new 2nd release Sale-A-Bration items and so I was super excited to incorporate those too!! And…

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    Condolences

    Todays’ post is quite possibly one of the most difficult and challenging things that I’ll share on this blog. But that’s real life and there are times when we need to face sadness, struggles, and loss. Today is one of those days. My very dear friend Patty, has been battling cancer for several years and just last week she lost that battle. Patty’s daughter Jennie, has been my friend since childhood. I have so many fond memories with Patty and Jennie, and Jennie never complained once that she had to share her mom with me. Patty was the mom I never had, but always needed.   In earlier years, I…

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    Stamp Ink Paper, design challenge #185: Clean & Simple Valentine

    The Stamp Ink Paper design team is at it again with a new challenge for you this week; Clean & Simple Valentine.  As many of you know, I don’t do “clean & simple” very well, so this was quite the challenge for me as well.  Click HERE for the design challenge guidelines and to find inspo from other Design Team members. Then be sure to post your entry! Alright, so…. Clean & Simple. I gave it a go and it’s still probably a little more (busy) than most Clean & Simple designs, but I just can’t stop layering and embellishing! If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s…

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