Stamp Ink Paper: Beach

Although Summer isn’t technically over, school-aged kids associate the end of Summer with the return of the school year.  Today’s Stamp Ink Paper Challenge is the beach and although I’m not a fanatic beach lover, I do love the sound of the ocean.  That is what I tried to capture with this retired stamp set, Seaside Sketches.

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  • Paper Pumpkin Kit Recyled.  If you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you know that we sometimes may have a a few supplies left over.  That’s where the card base came from.  The lines are not stamped, but rather it’s the printed cardstock.  It was my last one, so I’m really glad I recycled it.
  • Sun in 3D.  The sun is a circle punch which was cut in half to give a sunset popping off the card.  I stacked to Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it an extra lift off the card.

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A Tribute to My Dad

Classic Truck Today’s Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #29 card is dedicated to my dad.  The stamp is from an Oldie, but Goodie and although it doesn’t have the Chevrolet symbol, if know trucks, then you’ll know this is a 1965-1969 Chevy truck.  How do I know?  My dad had one and it’s what I learned to drive on.  She was the family’s sole transportation and she outlasted all of us.  Ultimately my dad gifted the truck to my uncle.  I have fond memories of that ole’ girl.  It’s probably why I love trucks….lol.  

My dad would never have had his favorite truck in a card if it weren’t for my friend Sue who sold it to me and didn’t take my arms and legs as payment over at Retired Stamps for Sale.  Thank you Sue so much from the bottom of my heart. You have truly not just made my heart smile, but also my dad’s heart.


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Show me what you got and play with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper sketch challenge.


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  • One Strip of Bright Color.  Doesn’t the lone piece of red seem to make the whole card burst with color?  LOL…I think it does.  Although the colors are not too over-powering the red brings your eyes right smack to the center of the card to show you the center of my masterpiece. HA!  Try it next time you make a card.  Use at least three like or opposite colors and throw in a small piece of bright-colored card stock.  I’m willing to bet it gives the eye a place to focus.  Kind of weird, but it really does.  Scroll back up and take a look. 

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