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Fancy Friday – Think Pink

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Welcome to this month’s Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  Our team is a group of stampers who love to make beautiful things.  Sometimes they are clean, sometimes they are layered but the one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy!  If you hopped over from the amazing Susan Wong, welcome to the next stop.  For February, we have an inspiration challenge….Think Pink!

Think Pink by Jen Timko | Strength & Prayers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Watercolor, Pop of Pink DSPI have loved this beautiful bird image from Strength & Prayers since I got it and I wanted to use it for a non-sympathy card.  I thought playing with it in pink would be fun.  I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and also stamped the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge.  Then I started a loose watercolor with Pink Pirouette followed by additional coloring with Melon Mambo.  I just pulled the color right from the lid of my ink pads using an Aqua Painter.  Super easy to do, especially when you get to go out of the lines like I did here.  After the color dried back a bit, I went back in and layered in some more Melon Mambo to add more depth.  The sentiment is from a Paper Pumpkin set and I thought the font was a nice match to the art on the image.  I added a small border on the colored panel with Basic Black card stock and put it on a Pop of Pink DSP base.  Lots of pink here but you could use any color singly or a combination for a different look.

I hope you enjoy this fun look!  There are some serious “pink girls” in our hop and I just know they will have had a great time creating with this theme.

Now for the rest of the hop!  I’m telling you….this team is the most talented group.  You will be happy you hopped!  Next up is my amazing friend Connie Collins.  Her work is always extraordinary and you are sure to love what she created!

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Stamp:  Strength & Prayers, Paper Pumpkin, Gorgeous Grunge; Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Pop of Pink DSP, Thick WW (Card Base); Accessories:  Aquapainter, Metallic Sequins, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

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Freshly Made Sketches #273

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Jen Timko - FMS273 | Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment (Stampin' Up)My favorite stamping day of the week is here!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson.  Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!

So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections.  I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors.  I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink.  The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart.  I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water.  Then I die cut with the leaf.  So pretty!  Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment.  You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!).  I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping.  The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while.  I love this font and this says it all!

I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week.  The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy.  Hope to see your take on the sketch!  I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)

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The Card Concept #57

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Jen Timko - CC57 - Just a NoteAfter a summer hiatus, we are back to stamping over at The Card Concept!  And we are starting you off on a happy note with a fabulous inspiration piece that you are sure to love.

As soon as I saw all those little plants in the bright rainbow pots, I thought of this stamp set from an old Paper Pumpkin kit (SU).  The little coffee cut just begs to be colored and the sweet plant is a perfect touch.  I want this in real life!!  I added a sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes set.  I just thought this font was a nice match for the image.  All of my coloring is using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in a variety of colors.  The pink is Picked Raspberry which I totally adore!!  I added these sequins from Pretty Pink Posh that mimic the colors from the inspiration and cut the panel using my Wonky Stitches Dies from My Favorite Things.  In keeping with the Clean and Graphic style, I put my image panel up on a white card base to complete it.

The Card Concept #57Just an admin note, this is my second post of the day.  If you are looking for my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, just roll down.  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you are inspired by the team and have a great time choosing YOUR style this week for the challenge!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin (cup and plant), Watercolor Wishes; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade; Paper:  Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock, Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangles STAX (MFT), Dimensionals,  Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh (Share Handmade Kindness Mix, Summer Mix), Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Freshly Made Sketches #253

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FMS253 - ThanksOh do I have a fun one to share this week over at Freshly Made Sketches.  The lovely Jennifer Brum is our hostess this week and she had this “out of the box” sketch for us that I just love!  You are going to think of so many things to make!!

I pulled out my Pop of Pink DSP and Washi Tape and played around with some ideas before I decided….hang on…..to mostly keep it super simple.  I know, shocker right?!!  Haha!!  I hadn’t used this flower die (Echo Park Paper Co) in a while and thought it would be great for the sketch.  I thought it would be fun to use the die on this DSP and I like the effect.  I took the coordinating Washi Tape and attached to a strip of white card stock.  Not really the intended use but I just loved this particular pattern under the flower so…..  The sentiment is from Paper Pumpkin (the same kit as my FMS card with the fall flowers last week).  I think this curved font worked really well, don’t you??  A few sequins to finish.

FMS Final 253-001This is my first post of the day but don’t be surprised when another goes up soon.  The Card Concept Team is back from their summer break with a great challenge.  So….three cards from me in two days.  See, I have been a little more busy with my stamping!  I hope you get some time to create too.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin (SU); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Pop of Pink DSP; Accessories:  Big Shot, Flower Die (Echo Park Paper Co.), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh and SU), Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Pop of Pink Washi Tape

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August Paper Pumpkin – Jen’s Version

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Jen Timko - Aug PP - ThanksPaper Pumpkin is such a wonderful treat in the mail each month!  I’m sure you have noticed how much I use the stamps well after the kit has been completed.  In fact, many times my Paper Pumpkin stamps are my first go-to when I’m looking for sentiments.  But I rarely show you what I make with the actual kits.  Mostly because I make the kits exactly as designed or I give them to my boys to use for their cards.  Yep….really!  There was a kit in the spring (the May one, I think) that I simply opened and handed to my oldest so he could make thank you cards for his birthday presents.  I showed him the directions, asked if he had any questions and left on a three day trip.  When I came back the cards were made, written and ready to be addressed!!!  Oh how I love you Paper Pumpkin!!!!  *smile*

But I have to say that every now and then the original design is just not a “Jen card”.  Certainly not a critique of the work from the Concept Artists since my work isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  But I thought it might be useful to show you how I turned a kit into projects that are totally me and incredibly helpful to have in my stash.  If you haven’t already seen it, I am attaching a link to the video from Paper Pumpkin on how they intend you to use the kit HERE.  I just sat down with the elements from the kit and did a little mixing and matching.  My favorite card is the one I posted above.  Isn’t it adorable??  And so easy.  It does include the only thing I used that wasn’t already in the kit, Mint Macaron ink.  But I suspect you already have that!  All I did was cut the fun Burlap Ribbon and place the Espresso Twine behind the circle that was stamped in the Mint ink.  A glue dot to attach the fun wooden element!  The card base is the smaller of the two from the kit.Aug PP - SetAnd here is the whole kit put together.  You can see I did the gift card holder exactly as the directions showed.  I just made sure I inked the sentiment really well to get a bold look on it.  (Your Misti is helpful with this since you can stamp multiple times, if needed)  I combined other elements remaining for the larger card.  And yep….I did have some stuff left over.  Which I feel confident you will see on other projects.  Because Paper Pumpkin is the gift that keeps on giving!!

I hope that these alternate ideas are helpful to you.  And please remember to keep those stamps in an easy to reach place.  They are super fun, completely on trend and perfect for so many projects!!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps, Paper, Accessories and Ink:  Paper Pumpkin (Bold Botanicals – August); Additional Ink: Mint Macaron; Additional Accessory:  MistiSignature 2016 - 1

Freshly Made Sketches #252

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FMS252 - Flower HugsWow, has it already been a week since I posted??  Holy smokes August has flown by!!  I think the end of summer flying just zapped my brain!  Fortunately I am off this week and have some time to stamp.  YAY!!!!  First order of business was this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  And it is awesome, just like the sketch designer Karren Johnson!  Ok….I confess that when I saw the 4 circles I had a moment of panic.  But then I realized I could do just about anything for shapes.  Naturally I chose flowers.  Because, well, I love them!

So which flowers??  I paged through my Paper Pumpkin stamps and came across this set from last year and it was perfect.  Pretty flowers plus coordinating leaves!  I stamped them on Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper with Early Espresso ink (embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder) and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Pens.  I used Lemon Yellow and Light Brown and love the fall feel they created together!  Using a Border Builders die (Lil’ Inker Designs) I cut the white panel and layered it with a retired DSP pattern from SU.  The sentiment is brand new from a set called Lovely from Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson).  Given how much I love a flower stamp, this set of sentiments was simply a must have for me.  And it showed up super fast too!  WIN!!!  But I digress.  I stamped the background leaves and the sentiment in Early Espresso with clear embossing (to match the flowers).  After some debate, I stopped there.  I thought about some Wink of Stella for the flowers (still might go and add it on) but I was pretty happy with this just like it is.  You can totally tell I’m ready for some cool fall weather, can’t you?  I’m willing it to show up!!!

Card Sketch Aug 16-001Well, back to the stamp room to create some more.  Lots coming up in the next few weeks and I look forward to sharing with you.  I hope you’ll have as much fun with this week’s sketch as the Design Team did.  I don’t even have to ask them….I just saw what they made!!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun twist on a recent kit.  Until then, hope the day is great!  Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin (SU), Lovely – Julie Ebersole (Ellen Hutson); Ink: Early Espresso, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Retired DSP (SU); Accessories:  Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Zig BrusH2O Water Pen, Big Shot, Border Builder Dies (LID), Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Dare To Get Dirty – Day 1

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DTGD16stampmomma - Fancy FlowersToday starts the most wonderful week of inspiration over at Splitcoaststampers!!!  It is Dare To Get Dirty Challenges week and you will not even believe all that SCS has planned!  As a former “Dirty Girl”, I get to participate on the planning side and will even be hosting my own challenge later in the week.  How do you get to see all this fabulousness??  You simply have to be a Fan Club Member at Splitcoaststampers.  Not only can you see all the details of the challenges, you can participate with present and past Dirty Girls.  And trust me….I have seen the challenges!  You will want to play!

My card today is a sample for Lori Craig’s Challenge (DTGD16stampmomma).  I can’t share the details of the challenge but you really need to see the inspiration for this card!  I started by coloring these flowers from Altenew’s Botanical Garden using Chameleon Pens (a technique I learned from my friend Ilina Crouse).  I am completely in love with these flowers!!!  I added them to a white base that I stamped with a sentiment from the July Paper Pumpkin (SU).  Don’t you love this one??  I cut the edge with my Border Builders die from Lil’ Inker Designs.  I added some sequins from my stash.  I love how the brushed gold ones match the Crumb Cake! I am a sample maker for another challenge on Aug 4th and my challenge will be on Aug 5th.  I hope you will join in the fun!!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin July (sentiment); Ink: Chameleon Pens, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Crumb Cake (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Border Builder Dies (LID), Dimensionals, Sequins (retired SU and Paper Pumpkin)

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It’s Dad’s Day

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Jacob Timko - It's Dad's DayI told you I would have a guest designer on my blog today and it is none other than my oldest son!  He created a card for Father’s Day that I just had to share!!  (Don’t worry, he approved)  He chose the Bon Voyage stamp set and colored it using my T series gray Copics to make it look like dad’s airplane.  Cute, right?!  Then I showed him how to create a sponged sky using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the Mini Ink Blending Tool.  He created a super cool sky, don’t you think?!  He wanted a cloud too so that was stamped and cut using the coordinating dies (as was the plane).  Then he picked a sentiment from the May Paper Pumpkin.  I LOVE this sentiment!! In order to get the sentiment just right, he pulled out my trusty Misti to get the perfect alignment and fully inked stamping.  Because he just had to have it perfect after all the work on the sky panel!   The panel was cut using Stitched Rectangles and popped up on Dimensionals.  I think he totally rocked this card!!  I’m sure my husband will be totally thrilled.  Little brother created his own work of art too (never to be outdone).  So they made mom’s day while working to make dad’s day fabulous!

I hope that your weekend is lovely!  Thanks for dropping in to see my talented guest’s work!!

Stamps:  Bon Voyage (Lawn Fawn); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Bon Voyage DiesStitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Dimensionals

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Amazing Goalie for Coach

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Amazing Goalie for CoachA quick post for Saturday since I had some things I wanted to share.  Many of you know that besides driving the Airbus for United, I spend a great deal of my time driving the mom “bus” as a soccer mom.  At the end of the year, I always feel like I need to do something special for coaches.  These people give so much of themselves in their dedication to training the kids.  I pulled out my Goalie Saves stamp from Lili of the Valley and this time I colored him to look like my youngest.  Little boy is also a keeper (these kids really stress my nerves in games!) and he wears an orange shirt and has shiny blue cleats.  The yellow blonde is pretty accurate too!  I colored him using my Zig Clean Color Pens.  They are AWESOME for this kind of image!!  My sentiment is a favorite from one of my old Paper Pumpkins and is a go-to for so many cards.  My little keeper wrote a sweet note inside and delivered it last weekend.  I hope coach enjoyed a small token of how much he is appreciated!!

Well, back out today for a trip.  I have a “guest designer” for my post tomorrow on Father’s Day.  Hope to see you then.  Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Goalie Saves (LOTV); Ink: Zig Clean Color Pens, WPlus9 Black Dye Ink; Paper:  Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray; Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O Detailer, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Dimensionals, Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine

The Card Concept #55

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CC55- Hello SunshineSo guess what?!!  I have a fun announcement to make!  Yes, I have been holding out on you but I can finally share.  I am one of two new additions to the design team at The Card Concept!  Now try to contain your shock but I’m one of the clean designers…..  Clean and Graphic to be exact.  The definition:  Clean lines, simple treatment of text, no frills, bare boned, message communicated quickly.  Yep….I think Lesley (the challenge creator) knows me pretty well!

Our inspiration for this challenge spoke to me right away.  I knew right away that I was going to pull out this sentiment from Paper Pumpkin.  This one makes me smile every single time!!  I’ll share why a little further on.  For the background, I pulled out the Dots & Stripes stencil (to mimic the graphic) and my new Clarity Stencil Brushes.  Yes, they really are ALL that.  You can blend and no lines or unevenness shows.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and they blended so well!  To keep it clean, I simply added the sentiment to an offset panel and a few sequins.

So now the sentiment.  When I first graduated from Air Force Pilot Training, I became an instructor in the T-38, the secondary training jet at the time (and a beautiful, fast, pointy nosed jet it is!!).  My students were more advanced so we could give them a little more latitude as they learned.  Instead of direct intervention, we could give verbal hints and suggestions.  Well, apparently over time I started calling my students “sunshine”.  As in “What is the plan, Sunshine” or “Where are you going, Sunshine”.  They learned that when I called them Sunshine that they might need to reconsider what they were doing, lol.  Fast forward almost 20 years….  My husband finds that another instructor that I flew with is in his Guard unit.  I had totally forgotten about the Sunshine thing until he was telling my husband about it.   Needless to say, the reminder brought back some good laughs and stories!!  And yes, the military is remarkably small sometimes.  My friend who works with my husband is also a pilot at United with me.  So there it is….Hello Sunshine!  And really, no corrections needed.  Hmmm….I think I might need to send this one in to my friend, don’t you think?

So if you stuck with me, thanks for humoring me.  Sometimes cards just have a bigger story!  So now you need to jump over and see the rest of the inspiration from the design team.  Make sure you add in a welcome to the lovely Ilina Crouse too.  How amazing to be a part of this fabulous group!  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!  (and a reminder that my Freshly Made Sketches post is down one…went up a little earlier today)

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin (SU); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink ; Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Black; Accessories:  Clarity Stamps Stencil Brushes, Dots & Stripes Stencil (SU), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh and SU)

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