Tuesday, August 16, 2016

80's Art

or...the perfect card for a 6 year old girl:

and the inside:

The front is a shaker card full of fun and the inside I used the square I cut out for the front for the sentiment. I tried to add it to the front, but never got the design to look quite right. Then, brilliance descended and placed the sentiment inside another easel. 

When my niece saw this card, she squealed. She called it perfect and immediately made one. Hers had more bling than even mine and a lot more balloons!! 

When I first saw this paper on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Preorder in May, I thought I'd love it. Then I got it and and found it hard to work with. However, once I went all out with the combination of designs, it worked. So the lesson is: Go Big or Go Home.

Shaker cards have never been easier with Stampin' Up!'s Foam Adhesive Strips. All I have to do is make a square of foam to contain my Sprinkles Punched pieces and sequins. Easy. Clare, at age 6, found it "not as hard as I thought." I hope she doesn't think that all future cards will be shaker cards!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, August 5, 2016

Flourish Resist Ombre Video Tutorial

Quick. Easy. Cute. Those are my favorite kinds of cards to create. Today's share is a card and technique that is versatile and fun.

But, first, the card:

The ombre effect is pretty cool. I used a Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum on the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper, which comes pre-embossed with beautiful patterns. Simply roller on ink with the new sponge rollers. Then, slice the paper at an angle. Adhere, add embellishments, and voila'! a great card!

Today, I have a video to share of this card.

Happy Creativity!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Shoot for the Moon!

I am on a roll-literally, with this card:

The shooting star revolves around the world, which is just perfect for any celebration. 

Stampin' Up! has made these cards easier than ever with the Spinning Star Framelits. Just cut the base, adhere using foam tape, and add the moving element,

Some people use washers, but I find pennies have more weight and create better spins. 

I used my Many Marvelous Markers to color the images, along with Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle. 

Happy Creativity!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Celebrate Sunny Days

Sorry for the distance between my last post and this one, but I was on vacation at a national conference for work.

Here is a card that is pretty and fun. Collage stamping means just stamp, stamp, stamp, and layer, layer layer, and you get a cool look:

I started with the flower in Crushed Curry, then added the outline in Delightful Dijon. Next, I added the stems with Always Artichoke (which I also used for the celebrate). The flowerless stems were created by turning the stem stamp upside down just to get the line. The dragonflies were stamped in Delightful Dijon. I then used the watercolor brush stamp in Pool Party to stamp over the wings for color. I used an aquapainter to blend the color a little and make the paper look painted. The sandy texture was from stamping Crumb Cake on the edges and background. My final touch on the stamping was Gold Wink of Stella, which doesn't photograph well, but I used it on the dragonfly body and the flower centers. That's the darkest layer, but it shines in real life.

The base is Crumb Cake and I used a layer of Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper. The wood wall one was the one my stamp club used, but all the ones with blue sky look great.

The burlap ribbon is a perfect accent along with the Pool Party Tag punched with the Classic Label Punch.

I added the corner punch with the Project Life Corner Punch because I felt the square corner was too "tough" of an edge. Is that a design term? I don't know, but I'm using it.

Also, there is a special right now from Stampin' Up! called Bonus Days.


NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.
*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD/$60 CAD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).

Bonus Days! For every $50 USD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. 

Just go to my online store by clicking on a product below to place your order!

Happy Creativity!


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Clare and Auntie Time

The past two weeks I got a little extra Clare time. During the first week, "the brothers" were around, as much as high schoolers hang out with an Aunt and a 6 year old.

I scrapped the events and creativity using the Project Life App and Stampin' Up! Digital Kits.

Happy Creativity!


Lily Ink Pad Mini-Retreat Scheduled For August

We scheduled a Mini-Retreat for August as our schedule didn't work out for the regular one we do.
Mini only means a smaller group and smaller space, not mini in FUN, FOOD, or FRIENDS!

Register using this form:

If you have any questions email me at lilyinkpad@yahoo.com Happy Creativity! Sara

Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop Recap and Extra Details!

Last weekend, I participated in the 2016 Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop and now I want to add more details for you about the projects.

On Monday, I posted a video tutorial on my Diorama card. Today, I'll show you the other projects in more detail. First up, I want to show you the awesomeness of the spinner card, so I made a mini video of the spin.

The Spinning Star Framelit dies make it easy to make spinner cards. I used to create them using multiple punches and an exacto knife. This is way better. I used the frowny face as it fit with my design, but I've heard the smiley face makes more spins. The hill was cut randomly with my Paper Snips and then I used the Seaside Textured Embossing Folder for depth on the Gumball Green cardstock. The trees, clouds, and hot air balloon are from the Always an Adventure Stamp Set. I loved hot air balloons as a kid and I even decorated my bedroom with them. I used the marker direct to stamp technique to rainbowize the balloon. The trees were colored in the new Emerald Envy. The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set cut out with the Duet Banners Punch.

Photorealism is a trend in papercrafting and design, which I love. I am married to a photographer after all. I love every page of the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper and it was fun to use this one to stamp the quote.

I loved how many multiples of each letter there are in the Labeler Alphabet. I used a large clear block and simply put all the letters I could and then filled the empty places later. That's the beauty of photopolymer stamps!

The final picture for today shows how I used the Lots of Labels Framelits inside the Gusseted Cello Bag to cradle the cookies.

I hope you enjoyed these posts and the Stampin' Addicts 2016 New Catalog Blog Hop!

Happy Creativity!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Always An Adventure Diorama Card Video Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog 2016 Blog Hop. As promised, I have a video tutorial for you so you can see how the card is put together. I am rusty making videos and my lighting isn't perfect, but I did accomplish it.

If the above video doesn't work for you, you can go to the link here: Lily Ink Pad: Always an Adventure Diorama Card. 

For those of you who don't want to watch the video for the templates, here are the dimensions.
Pool Party: 5 1/2 by 4 1/2, scored at 1/2, 1, 4 1/2, 5.
Dapper Denim: 5 1/2 by 4 1/2, scored at 1/2, 1, 4 1/2, 5.
Gumball Green: 2" x 5"

I hope you enjoy it!



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