Monday, July 11, 2011

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #16 - Ink it Up

Happy Monday everyone!  It's another fun challenge at My Craft Spot!  This week we are Inking It Up for our Monday Challenge!  We want to see ink on your projects!  Have you seen the amazing examples from the DT?  I am so lucky to be working with such a talented group!  Well, as soon as the forth of July passes, my mind immediately goes to fall!  I love the weather, the beautiful colors and all the fun sports, so naturally, I can't wait to get started on my fall crafts.  Here is the layout I came up with!

You see those strips of paper that I have been using to journal with all the time lately?  Well, I don't use them because I neccesarily like them.  They are all the leftover strips leftover from cutting down my paper to be card mats (you know, that 1/2" strip you get when you cut the 8.5" x 11" paper into four 4" x 5.25")!  If you sell SU (or sell your cards in bulk) then you will definetly know what I mean.  Well, I have thousands of those strips because I felt wasteful to throw them away!  Now I am using them and feeling good about it!

I inked it up with my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp, Inspired By Nature.  Doesn't it look gorgeous on the newsprint DSP?   I've been using it like crazy now! 

Here is another angle.  I used Sweet Sentiments Set #1 on this corner.   I can find a reason to use this set on almost everthing I do!  Can you tell it is my favorite?

...and my sewing machine is about to get tossed out the window after this one!   I didn't do a close up of that special spot!  I used some Vintage Green Bakers Twine from My Craft Spot over in this corner and everything was sponged with Soft Suede ink.  This LO inspired me to make a set of cards which I am donating to a very special friend of my daughter's!  What do you think?

OK, so now that you have seen me Ink it Up today, I hope you'll join us at My Craft Spot with your Ink it Up project!  Everything on these is from My Craft Spot or Stampin' Up so I am not going to go through all the details (but please contact me if you want them)!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Sentimental Scrapper said...

I love this layout Amber! The inking is fantastic! I love how you stamped over the newsprint paper - so pretty!


MyCuriousCrafts said...

Such an adorable layout, as always. FABULOUS! ~Shen

Shelley said...

This layout and cards are so cute!! Love them! And thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! You are a sweetheart! <3


Lori Comeau said...

Hi Amber,
I just received the Stinkin Cute Blog Award and would like to pass it on to you. Just stop by my blog to pick up your award.

Sherrie K. said...

Your inking it up project turned out just awesome! I love the idea of stamping on news print. It's very pretty! I see you've updated your darling daughters photo's. They are the they are a blast at this age! TFS!
Sherrie K

Kate said...

Love your LO. You changed your girls pictures. They have grown. They all look adorable.


Karen H said...

This is a gorgeous LO! The beautiful stamp looks even more stunning against the black and white newspaper print. I love your twine choice... so perfectly natural to fit the theme. The colors are fantastic! As for the card set, I think it's so pretty and lovely... excellent work, my friend! :o) (And I love the new pics of your Es!)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Kate said...

Oh Amber - I LOVE the inked flowers on the newsprint paper!! That looks so sharp! Super layout and how wonderful to make some cards too! I love the vintage baker's twine. I ordered some and it's on its way. I really don't have time to play so I'm not sure why I'm so impatient!!
Have a super weekend!

Kristie said...

I saw this earlier in the week but didn't have time to comment. I really love the stamping on the newsprint, it looks fantastic! I actually looked up the paper but am holding off on ordering lol. The stamping looks great on the background too. I need to work on incorporating more stamping into my layouts...I used to once upon a time!

Cely said...

I need to scrap lift this idea! I have the newsprint paper and just don't know what to do with it!