Sunday, June 4, 2017

Play Time!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I had some time to get inky today before chores/work were calling my name - I decided to play along with the CASology challenge - and then I realized  was looking at a cue card from MANY months ago!! haha 

Regardless of my "oopsie" - I had fun just being in my studio getting crafty - that's what it is all about!

Here are the details on this design:

Stamp:(Unity) Let's Be Happy
Ink: Kraft/Versamark
Nuvo paste in Spring Green
Paper: (SU) cardstock -Tip Top Taupe,Whisper White and Basic Black
Vellum (Hero Arts)
Embossing Folder (SU)
Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)

By the way - I LOVE this sentiment - and I am sending this off in the mail for a friend to brighten her day - let's all just be happy :)

Thank you  for stopping in!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Love, Peace n Ink

RAK Unity Winner!

Happy Sunday morning, all!

Just before the weekend began, I set out to spread a little kindness from my corner of the world....
and I wanted to share a little bit of Unity goodness!

Shannon Horch! You rock! 

You are going to be getting this brand spankin' new Kit of the Month from Unity! 

Do something awesome with it - spread some RAK - that is all I ask! 
Oh - and I need you to send me your mailing address - so email me at  
so that I can pop this in the mail for you! 

Thank you everyone for stopping by - and please scatter some kindness today - the world needs more of it! 

Love, Peace n Ink 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Dying Art of Human Connection and Random Kindness

In the 1st time in maybe what feels like forever - this is NOT a Design post here in my blog world.

I feel the need to say and do something important.

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of work/life/chaos as I have been dealing with many levels of reality. Meaning: LIFE IS HAPPENING. It's been hitting me with several "WTF" moments at an alarming pace almost daily and I should be wearing a flack jacket for all the #*@* coming my way. My grandmother (Baba) has recently been hospitalized and has exceeded the level of care they can provide for her at the care home she was residing in. This next step of life (meaning = end of life) is one I have always been afraid of - and - I wish I could go back and be a little girl again. 

I just want to make pretty things - even if nobody cares. Even if they are more passionate about the whitening brightening power of their toothpaste. Or if they are in to binge-watching horrible drivel on Netflix for hours of their life. I just want people to do whatever makes them happy.

The sad truth is - lately this world has been more bent on showing how awful someone else is...than by shining their own light.

So I'm here to *@! shit up (as my hip kids would say!)

As a rebellious Random Act of Kindness - I am giving away a BRAND SPANKING NEW
May 2017 Kit of the month from Unity (which was sent to me by mistake)

And now - I want to give it to someone. Someone who really needs something to brighten their day -and I am TOTALLY paying the shipping so even if you live in some far away universe and really dig making crafty things - you defintiely  deserve to win this!
 SO here is the catch...

1. I want you to comment here so I know you read this entire post - and tell me I am not completely crazy for just wanting people to be a little kinder. We are all trying!

2.  Next - Make a card. Seriously. Make one. And send it to a friend. Hell, send it to an enemy. (but try to be nice, haha) You can even send it to a damn stranger by looking up a totally random name/address in a good old fashioned phone book (you may have to find one in a museum) I hope they don't call the police and have you committed.

Now I am not waiting forever to choose - so you literally have until Sunday June 4th at 9 AM CST to at least let me know you stopped by. Spread the random kindness on your own :)

Love, Peace n Ink

Amber xo

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges/Can You Case It

Hello everyone!

This week is bittersweet for me here, over on the blog - as the spring is finally heading in to warmer weather it means the golf resort is open again - and my weekends of freedom will soon come to an end! I always look forward to this time of year - but sadly, I must say goodbye to other loves. 
This will be my last post as a DT member for the Can You Case It Challenge team. With my even busier schedule I can only commit to playing with the challenges on a casual basis. This hurts my heart :( 

I decided this week to combine two challenges in to one - as the Crazy for Challenges girls have a wonderful color challenge happening, and my Can You Case It team has a wonderful sketch! 
Here is my design!

Over at C4C - someone special is celebrating a May birthday - emerald green is the focus this week! 

Stampin Up has a new Annual catalog debuting June 1st and I combined new items with some faves that are going to be carried over for another year!

Stamps: Sunshine Sayings, Garden in Bloom, Touches of Texture 
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Versamark
Paper: Tranquil Tide CS, Eastern Palace DSP, Designer Vellum (CTMH) 
Gold embossing powder/ribbon

I am SO thrilled with some of the new catalog items - I am sure you will be too!

Thanks for stopping in!

Love, Peace n' Ink