RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour — Get Movin’!

Welcome to the April RemARKable Stampers’ Blog Tour where our theme is “Get Movin’!” You probably hopped here from Anne Matasci‘s blog.

If you’ve taken the “tour” with us before, you may notice that I’m new to the lineup! I’m in awe of the ladies I’m keeping company with, let me tell ya!! No pressure! LOL

I have three cards to share with you today, each featuring the Guy Greetings stamp set that you’ll find in the Occasions Catalog– I do NOT want to see this go away. Awesome masculine sets are SO few and far between, and Stampin’ Up! just slap out-did themselves with this one! (Did I really just say “slap out”? Wow! You can take the girl out of the South…. Here’s a better phrase to help explain its meaning if you didn’t know: “Shopping all day just wore me slap out!” HAHA)

Anyway… moving along… HAHA– see what I did there? 😉 Like I said, I made three cards, and I’m posting them in the order I did them AND in increasing simplicity.

First up, I went pretty literal with the “Get Movin'” theme and used the classic car image from the stamp set! Beep Beep! Lots of layers coming through! 🙂 I got the idea from a layout I saw on Pinterest. I used stamps from the Work of Art stamp set to create the background for the layers. No need to be perfect, and I did a lot of “stamping off” to make sure the colors didn’t overpower my main image.

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The Inky Deets:
Stamps: Guy Greetings, Work of Art
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar (get it before it’s gone June 2!!)
Accessories & Tools: Gold Baker’s Twine, Gold Metallic Basic ButtonsStampin’ Trimmer, Craft Scissors (mine are used exclusively for cutting ribbon/twine!), Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots

The second card I made (also inspired by a layout on Pinterest) uses the wingtips image. Get on your feet and move with style!! The sentiment fits in with the broader theme– this card could go to someone who is moving away, moving on to a different job/position, or retiring!
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Stamps: Guy Greetings
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Neutrals Backgrounds DSP stack
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories & Tools: Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic PlatformStampin’ Trimmer, Snail Adhesive

Lastly, two simple cards pretty much CASEd from pg. 40 of the Occasions Catalog, just using a different color scheme. The anchor makes me think of a big ship (though I suppose with the anchor down, it doesn’t move so much! LOL) and the brave men and women of the United States Navy. Boy, do they move around a lot! 🙂 I love this sentiment for my DBF (dear boyfriend), but as a retired Airman (USAF), I’m thinking he may balk a bit at the anchor LOL

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I couldn’t decide which one to use, so I just made both since it was SO quick and easy! 🙂 Which one do you like best?? Left or Right? Leave a comment!

The Inky Deets:
StampsGuy Greetings, Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: (Both) Crumb Cake, Staz On Jet Black; (Left card) Soft Sky, Marina Mist; (Right card) Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Accessories & Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer

I hope you enjoyed my stop on the tour! Hop on over to see what Audra Monk has created!

If you should get lost along the way or wanna skip and jump, here is the full lineup:

Nancy Amato – Stampin’ All Night
Melissa Bolinger – Creative Blessings by Missy
Tamra Davis – The Card Ladies
Connie Diebler – Connie Stamps
Becky Jensen – Stamp That
Anne Matasci – The Maui Stamper
Heather Mathieson – The Inky LadyBug
Audra Monk – The Crafty Yogi
Maria Pane – Stampin’ and Scrappin’ with RiRi
Andi Potler – ABsolute Kreations
Michele Reynolds – Inspiration Ink
Pam Staples – Sunny Girl Scraps
Janet Wakeland – RemARKably Created
Until next time!
~ Heather (aka The Inky LadyBug)

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Easter Treats

Happy Easter, Everyone!!

I hope you all are enjoying the day in whatever way you choose, be it a sunrise service or an easter egg hunt– or both! 🙂

I just wanted to share with you the little treats I made for my coworkers this past week. I work with a bunch of guys and/or engineers, so I didn’t want to get too fancy or time-consuming. From design to completion was only about an hour and half to finish up a dozen of these little guys!

I found the idea of using a treat topper as a treat holder on Pinterest, but everything else is original 🙂

I used the Small Oval Punch to make the little eggs out of the Best Year Ever DSP (was availalble as a free selection during Sale-A-Bration; I’m determined to use up all my DSP and not hoard it anymore LOL). I simply scored a 2″ wide piece of Soft Sky cardstock and punched it with the Scallop Tag Topper on both ends. The Word Window Punch was an easy fit for the Happy Easter sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, the ever-handy, all-purpose sentiment stamp set. I opted to add a couple of little flowers by punching them out with the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and then secured the holder with a piece of Calypso Coral ribbon (that was also available during Sale-a-Bration).

Hope you have a chocolate-filled day! 🙂

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I’d also like to take a second to tell you about another AWESOME promotion this week– FREE SHIPPING!! FIVE DAYS ONLY! April 6 through April 10. You can email me your order at inkyladybug@gmail.com or place an order online, using hostess code: RJGJGZZD. (If your order reaches more than $150, do not use that code– YOU can get the hostess benefits at that point! 🙂 ) If you need ANY help, do not hesitate to reach out to me! I’m here! 🙂

~Heather