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Viva la Verve December 2017

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I cannot believe that the year is almost over! I can honestly say I am happy to turn the page  and take on whatever 2018 has in store for us! Bring it ON! 
I decided to play along with Viva la Verve's December sketch, as I have been enjoying all the wonderful digi's that Verve offered up a few weeks ago - I LOVE THEM ALL!  I had to create just one more design using one of  the sentiments from my favourite - Winter Peace.




I couldn't resist making another clear acetate card - they look like alot of fuss (but the hardest thing about them is trying to snap a quality photo) and the end result is always terrific. 
Thanks for stopping by - and from our home to yours, may your Christmas season be filled with all the good stuff!
Love, Peace n' Ink 
Amber 

Stamp Ink Paper #129 - Red, Green & Gold

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Hello everyone, and Happy Tuesday! 

This week, I am playing along with the Stamp Ink Paper crew... I am a Guest Designer until the end of the month (...and.... the end of the year).... I will have just one more challenge before another Guest Designer appears! 


This week, we have a color inspiration for you!





I grabbed a wonderful digi set from Verve to whip up this card in no time for our challenge this week! 
Details: Stamp: (Verve) Digi - Winter Peace  Paper: (SU) Gold Foil, Whisper White CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Garden Green CS Warmth & Cheer DSP  (SU) Holly Berry Punch, Holly Embossing Folder,  (MFT) In & Out Stitched Rectangles

I have always been a "purist" when it comes to card making - STAMP, INK.  But, I have to say, Verve has had some amazing digits featured and they are a great go-to  for a quick sentiment if you don't have something just right in your arsenal of rubber stamps :) 
I hope you checked out all of the amazing inspiration from our Design Team  …

CASology - Stormy

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Hi lovelies!
I took a quick break today from my scheduled posts and "to-do" list to have a little fun.
I spotted the the cue card for CASology this week - Stormy.




I used an  absolute gem from Verve Stamps that they are offering  as a digital image - it is from the set is called Winter Peace. Grab it while you can!  I love that white space doesn't *have* to be white. 😉 and I decided to add a bit of something  to that smooth black cardstock by running it through my Big Shot  with a texture die from Lil Inkers called Quilted Stitched Spirals. (It reminded me of whirling snow).  I also dug in to my stash of goodies and found a silver foil snowflake from  Stampin Up - they will soon be retired so if you want to grab them - now is the time! 

Thanks, and be sure to say hello below to let me know you stopped by!

Love, Peace n' Ink
Amber




Scrap n' Stamp - Bright Lights Blog Hop

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Hello everyone! 
It is time to Blog Hop again with the Scrap n' Stamp crew! You likely arrived here via Karen's blog - and I am the final stop along the Hop this month!
I am SOOooo excited that Christmas will be here before we know it - and I am busy in my studio sending off the last of my cards far & wide in hopes they arrive in time to spread some cheer!  So it was wonderful to play with this fun & festive die from Lawn Fawn!
Here is what I designed!

Details:
Stamp: (SU) Hearts Come Home
Ink: (SU) Black Archival, Crushed Curry
Ken Oliver Colorbursts in Merlot, Orange, Lime, Yellow Ochre, Crimson
Paper: (Canson) Water-colour (Recollections) Glitter CS, Silver Foil
 (SU) Dapper Denim CS, Basic Black CS, Whisper White CS
Tools: Lawn Fawn - String of Lights
(Papertrey Ink) Linen & Canvas Impression plate

Those bulbs sure pop against the sparkle of the Diamond glitter Cardstock - and although it is hard to see in the pic - I sponged a wee bit of ink around them in a s…

Unity Blog Hop Winner!

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Happy Thursday!!

Last weekend, we kicked off our 1st Friends of Unity Blog Hop! The 7 of us  were SO EXCITED to share some wonderful designs with you showcasing Unity! WE LOVE UNITY ! .....and we see you do too.... because we had so many people visit our blogs -  Thank you - you are all wonderful! We hope you keep coming back each month for our Hops! 
Which brings me to our Giveaway! This month, to kick things off...I offered up a little bit of Unity for you! 
I used Random.org to choose a winner from the comments! 


...and our Winner is...

Congrats, Joyce! You win some Unity goodies! 
Please email me at   ambertrue3@yahoo.com  in order to claim your prize - and thank you so much for playing along with us this month :) 
Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Stamp Ink Paper #128-Let It Snow!

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Stamp Ink Paper has another amazing challenge for you this week!

Let It Snow! 



And here is my design!


Details: Stamp: (SU) Hearts Come Home Ink: (SU) Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green  Paper: Acetate, Vellum, (SU) Smoky Slate CS, Whisper White CS (Nouvo) Crystal Drops in Simply White (Ranger) Stickles in Diamond (MFT) Wonky Stitched Rectangles

As soon as I saw this challenge theme - I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do: A clear, acetate card.  Easy...right? HOWEVER. Manifesting it was an entirely different story. Don't get me wrong - the acetate base with the sparkle of the Stickles and the little Nouvo drops was easy-peasy.  The inside sentiment came out perfect. But maybe it was the distraction of prepping for a class... or life in general... but it seriously took me SIX attempts at that card front. It finally dawned on me (pardon me-maybe lack of coffee?) that I finally reached for my Stamp Perfect in order to line up the trees... and the house. Even now -…

Friends of Unity December Blog Hop

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Hi everyone! 
I have something exciting to share!



I am thrilled to share this post, kicking off our very first Friends of Unity Blog Hop!

Here is what I designed this month for you!




I am mailing off the last of my Christmas cards this week, and I had to play with one of my most favourite sets from Unity Stamps to date - called Cheerful Prancing.
I stamped him with dark Early Espresso ink from SU and added Versa mark on just a portion - then I heat embossed with Gold embossing powder to add a bit of SHINE!
This set is adorable - and to add to the fun - I received an extra deer in my Grab Bag - so I would love to give it to a special someone!
So, be sure to leave some love below - I will be choosing a lucky winner Dec. 6th and posting that winner Dec 7th! So check back here on my blog to see if you are getting a little something from Santa ;)



I am being joined by some wicked awesome talent! You likely arrived via Jeanie's blog!! If not - you should really go back and check it out!(…