Monday, January 9, 2017

Atlantic Hearts # 194

Welcome back!

We are full-throttle into January and Christmas is LONG behind us - although, for some of us who celebrate by the Orthodox (Julian) calendar - our New Years has not quite arrived! 
But the call of Christmas cards is over, so this week, over at Atlantic Hearts, I used our sketch to create a fun little Valentine!

I used the Paper Smooches stamp set called Uplifters for the sentiment - it is AWESOME for any occasion! The chevron washi is from We R Memory Keepers, and I literally just used a scrap piece of patterned paper for the layer of the sketch! Super easy!

I love seeing what you are creating with our sketches! Thanks for playing along with us! And thanks for stopping in!

Amber xo 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

January Savvy 7 Blog Hop

Welcome everyone!

This is our very first Savvy 7 Blog hop -  and my VERY FIRST EVER! I have never been a part of a hop but here I am! 
This month, we are all about Snowflakes! 

My design is a super simple birthday card using Simple Stories Winter Wonderland paper over an embossed white cardstock base. I needed to add something, so I ended up heat embossing that giant "snowflake" using Stampin' Up!'s Frosted Medallion stamp set! I chose to be subtle with the sentiment and stamp it on to a piece of vellum....and a few candy dots finished everything off. Since this card is for a "guy's guy", I chose to leave out any ribbon, or twine this time, and I kept this masculine. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out all of the stops along the hop!
Love, Peace n Ink
Amber xo 

CYCI #144

Hi everyone!
Welcome back to another challenge from Can You Case It! Doesn't it seem like FOREVER?
Maybe it's because it was 3 whole weeks since we showcased a sketch for our bi-weekly challenge - to give everyone plenty of time to play along ...and to enjoy their holidays as well, of course! ;)
This week, we have a super cute color combo for you to use to create something for CYCI! 

I chose to break out my FSJ goodies again and use my Flock Together stamp set! I combined it with a sentiment from a Unity set I use ALL the time, called Day Made! I LOVE IT!

I used Smoky Slate ink for those feathers, but then needed my challenge colors - so I simply coloured a bit with my Zigs to add that watermelon/teal touch!

I also used some Versamark and heat embossed that sentiment in white, then added just a few Candy Dots to finish things off!

Feel free to say hello below and let me know you stopped by! Enjoy your New Years, and from our home to yours, we wish you all Peace, Health and Prosperity for 2017! 

Love, Peace & Ink
Amber xo

Friday, January 6, 2017

Seize the Birthday/Paper Craft Crew!

This week feels like it went on FOREVER......! Maybe it's because it was that first week back after allllll those wonderful holidays - but by today, I was beat!
But low and behold I was completely bombarded with new goodies in the mail - and I couldn't resist!

I used my new embossing plate from Papertrey Ink to add a bit of texture to my CS. I just LOVE the new Hey Chick stamp set from the new Salebrations catalog from SU! It just went live to customers on Jan 4th! Isn't it adorable? And I dug into the vault for the patterned paper -its from It's My Party DSP collection from Stampin Up! 

I have been WAITING to play along with some new challenges in 2017 - it is a "resolution" I made! Paper Craft Crew's sketch this week was perfect!This week I also played along with Seize The Birthday - this card is going to one of my best "Chicks"! 

Go check out Paper Craft Crew! 
 Paper Craft Crew

Play along with us at Seize the Birthday! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to let me know you were here!

Love, Peace n Ink
Amber xo