Sunday, October 20, 2019

Roy G. Biv... making an extra special appearance on The Ink Pad Blog today, in a super-colorful card that features Michelle Ward's Hex Pattern Stencil which is part of her exclusive line of stamps and stencils made especially for The Ink Pad. Oh and there's a whole bunch of butterflies, too. You know, if you like that sorta thing? ♥

Friday, October 18, 2019

in the pink

We're still celebrating PINK CHRISTMAS at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and you're still invited to play along! Remember, Stephanie and I each donate $2 for every newly made PINK CHRISTMAS card that gets linked up with us this fortnight, so if you're only going to join us once this year, this would be an awesome time to do so! Here's what I made this week:

patterned paper, journal card, edge distressing tool and chipboard stickers: prima marketing; additional patterned paper: creative imaginations; doily die: cheery lynn design; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, sookwang scor-tape, sewing machine

I raided my collection of Prima holiday papers, using lots of Santa Baby and a little bit of the Sweet Peppermint collection. But my favorite part of this card is the panel I made which is nothing but pink diecut doilies, overlapping each other. I kind of wish I had not covered it up as much I did, but I know it's there and it makes me happy. I did lots of edge-distressing and loads of machine stitching and called it a day.

Hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and see Stephanie's second PINK CHRISTMAS card and start planning one (or more!) of your own! ♥♥♥

Thursday, October 17, 2019

It's Pumpkins and Spice...

...and Everything Nice on The Ink Pad Blog today! I'm dishing up a card that features Eyelet Outlet Pumpkin Brads, a little bit of lettering goodness and my own handpainted plaid patterned paper. Check it out! ♥

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

If You've Got It...

...HAUNT it! That's my motto this Halloween season. Luckily I have Eyelet Outlet Ghost Brads and Bat Brads to turn the fun sentiment into a BOOOOO-tiful card like this:

I found this ancient bat patterned paper in my stash and the fun castle illustration in an old, falling apart childrens book I found at a garage sale. I added a sentiment made from alphabet stickers and my Dymo Labelmaker, a few skinny black mats and of course my Ghost and Bat Brads.

There are lots more awesome Eyelet Outlet Halloween Goodies in the online store, we promise it's all Treats and no Tricks! ♥

Sunday, October 13, 2019

...Hello...'s Stencil Sunday on The Ink Pad Blog where I've got a very very layery card that features Michelle Ward's NYC Manhole Cover Stencils and Masks and Manhole Covers II. For the record, if you had asked me a couple of months ago, "Hey Lauren! Do you need Manhole Cover Stencils?" I might not have immediately answered YES, but as it turns out I use both of these All. The. Time. (They're available as stamps, too, btw; just sayin'...) ♥

Friday, October 11, 2019


If you've played along at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ in other years, you probably already know we devote the first theme of each October to making pink holiday cards as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that for each card that gets linked up, we each (Stephanie and myself) donate two dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. There are no other rules for this challenge other than the fact that each card has to be newly made, it has to have a winter holiday theme and it has to feature PINK prominently. 

I made an official (PINK!) challenge graphic, so feel free to share it and our link on your blog or social media or wherever else you enjoy sharing challenge graphics! 

Meanwhile, here's my PINK CARD:

journal card, house stickers and heart paper: doodlebug design; polka dot paper: dcwv; dotted self-adhesive ribbon: heidi swapp; pink seam binding: paper anthology; plain white cardstock: staples; adhesives: elmers brand glue tape, 3m foam tape, sookwang scor-tape

I'm not sure I've ever made a pink + white + kraft card before, but I kinda think it might be new very favorite color combo! I also really love the fonts on that cute Doodlebug journal card. I added a few stickers from the same collection, then went slightly crazy with skinny white mats to tie all my patterned papers together. Speaking of "ties" i added a double layer of ribbons... one of them is a PINK RIBBON which I especially love in the context of this challenge!

I'm jumping in with The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog's Christmas/Holiday Challenge.

Be sure to hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ to see Stephanie's luscious pink card and get started planning your own!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

It's Autumn in New York...

...and that's the theme of today's card, which features Eyelet Outlet Leaf Brads, a gorgeous Michelle Ward NYC Skyline Stencil and some not-so-gorgeous gel prints that I "recycled" as patterned paper! Hop over to the Ink Pad Blog to see the whole card and read all about it!