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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Hello everybody! I'm Sheila. Also known on Splitcoaststampers as InkStazOnMe or Inky to my buddies! : ) I am married to the greatest guy in the world and have 2 sons that I adore! I work fulltime....plus some....but when I find some free time, I love to create!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

It is time to announce the winner of the $10 gift certificate to Paper and Such! Are you ready????  Drum roll please.............................Riette!  Congratulations Riette! Please contact me via email at inkstazonme@yahoo.com to claim your prize within the next 7 days.  Thank you so much to all who entered!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blog Candy? I think so!

I've been busy, busy, busy preparing for an upcoming craft show.   Here is one of the items I'll be selling.  I just L-O-V-E this Poppy set from Paper and Such! Coloring these beautiful flowers has inspired me to offer some blog candy.  Heres what you need to do: Leave me a comment here and you are entered once.  Share this blog post and you are entered twice! (Be sure to let me know where you shared it in your comment!) One entry for each time you share it! : )  One lucky person will win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper and Such Online store! The drawing will be held and the winner announced on November 19th! Good luck everyone!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ink's Christmas Light

This is my first card for the current color challenge on the Paper and Such Design Blog.  I love the colors they chose! I CASED this card from MaryR917 over on splitcoaststampers. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Christmas Light and Light of Christmas BG stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke from Stampin' Up, the DP is also SU
Accessories: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch, Pearls from Kaisercraft, Walnut Ink antiquing spray

Friday, October 14, 2011

CPS239

At first I was a little imtimidated by this sketch, but I actually love how this turned out! I really do love to use the light green and like pink together.  So pretty!  Thanks so much for looking!

Stamp Sets: Various Verses from GinaK and Running Stitches from The Angel Company
Paper: Pretty in Pink and Gable Green from Stampin' Up, Unknown DP
Accessories: Pink and Green Pearls from Kaisercraft
Punches: Classic Butterfly and Large Classic Butterfly from Martha Stewart
Ink: Pretty in Pink and Gable Green from Stampin' Up
 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CPS238 and HYCCT1101A

Double challenge card!  This is for the CPS238 sketch challenge and also for the first "Hope you can cling to" challenge on splitcoaststampers.  Thanks for looking!

Stamp set: Flowers in Bloom from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Unknown DP
Accessories: Brown flowers, pink pearls

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SSS128

Here is my take on SSS128 from Sweet Stop.  Love this stamp set!  I used two other stamps from this set to complete the inside of the card.  The inside reads : "God knows and cares." Then, "May the peace of God be with you." Lovely stamp set! Thanks for looking!

Stamp set: Peace of God from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps
Papers: Going Gray and Not Quite Navy along with Stampin' Up Designer Paper
Accessories: Twine and Flowers

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paper and Such Recipe challenge!

Here is a card for the current Paper and Such challenge.  It is a recipe challenge and I decided to use the following three from the choice list: Designer Paper, 3 brads and twine.  Hope you like it!

Stamp: Just Sayin' from Paper and Such
Paper: Basic Black, Unknown DP
Accessories: twine, Labels 4 Nesties, Black brads

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SNSSIC07

This is the card I came up with for the current Inspiration Challenge at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I chose to go with the colors in the inspiration photo, blue and brown.  I think it turned out pretty good.  : )  Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Joyful Heart from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Stampin' Up DP
Accessories: Blue pearls, Recollections Flowers, Labels 4 Nesties, Doily Lace punch, Scalloped Edge punch

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SNSSIC06 and CPS236


The instant I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it.  I grew up listening to my Grandfather and his brothers, sons, nephews and friends play music.  And you guessed it....my grandfather played the fiddle!  He passed away in 2007 and I do miss him so much, but just looking at this image I can hear The Orange Blossom Special playing in my head!   : )  Thanks for the memories Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Stamp set: Melody of Love from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Papers: Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, unknown DP
Accessories: Kaisercraft Pearls, Flowers, Labels Ten Nesties
Challenges: Sweet 'n Sassy Inspiration Challenge 06  and CPS 236

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SC346 Ink's Poppies



Here is the card I made for Sketch Challenge 346 on Splitcoaststampers. I really like this sketch! I can see using it for many types of cards. Thanks for looking!


Stamp: Poppies from Paper and Such

Paper: Basic Black and Real Red

Accessories: Red pearls, Iron Works embossing border

Sunday, August 28, 2011

SSS123



I just got my very first Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and I just love them! So naturally I had to try them out so I decided to play along with the current sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop. I really like how the card turned out. Thanks for looking!


Stamp set: Praise the Lord from Sweet 'n Sassy

Paper: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, SU DP

Accessories: Arch Lattice punch, pearls, flowers

Technique: Watercoloring

Paper and Such AND Viva la Verve



Woo Hoo! Hurricane Irene is gone, cleaning up the fallen tree limbs is done (most of it anyway), and it is time to relax! I made this cute little card for 2 challenges. It is my 2nd submission for the current Paper and Such challenge and it is also my 5th and final card for the August Viva la Verve sketch challenges! Love this cute little bunny! I had a little bit of a hard time with the tag, but I think it ended up looking pretty good!


Stamp set: Chocolate Bunnies from Verve

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Pink baker's twine, flowers, dew drops

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hezzy standing guard...



My checkbook and I have a love/hate relationship. I love to use it....and it hates me. *sigh* However, Hezzy has offered to help me with my problem! She was gracious enough to offer to stand guard over my 'chickbook' until I have learned some self control! : ) Now....to figure out how to make a debit card cover......


Come play along with the current challenge at Paper and Such. The challenge this time is to use a farm animal on your card or project. You could win a $10 gift certificate to the store!


Stamp: Hezzy from Paper and Such

Paper: Creative Memories DP, Close to Cocoa

Ink: Close to Cocoa

*Computer generated sentiment

Saturday, August 20, 2011

VLVAug2011 Week 4



Loved this sketch! This is my submission for week 4 of the Viva La Verve challenges. I just bought the border embossers last night and I L-O-V-E them!!! I can see more in my future. : ) Hope you like it, and thanks for looking!


Stamp: Philippians 4:13 from Verve

Paper: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Blush Blossom

Accessories: Celery Pearls, Prove Craft Border Embosser Organic Flourish, MS Doily Lace Punch, Celery Ribbon

Friday, August 19, 2011

FS227



Talk to the booty cuz the wings off duty! haha! What a sassy chick! : ) This is my card for FS227 on splitcoaststampers. HERE is the card I chose from stampercamper's gallery. I turned my card in the opposite direction and changed the layers a bit.


Stamp: Molly from Paper and Such

Papers: chocoloate chip, unknown DP

Accessories: brown flowers, yellow dewdrops, MS Arch Lattice Punch, chocolate pearls

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SC342 and SNSSIC01



Another double challenge card! This is what I came up with for Sketch challenge 342 and the current inspiration challenge from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. Turquoise has always been a hard color for me to use. It typically looks 'unfinished' to me no matter what I do to it. However, I think Milton was a huge help! He's just so cute the turquoise doesn't even matter! hehehe! Thanks for looking!


Stamp: Milton with Lilly from Wild Rose Studio

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black and Going Gray

Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots and Pois & Points

Accessories: Flowers and turquoise dew drops

Sunday, August 14, 2011

FS236

I'm really enjoying the Featured Stamper challenges on splitcoaststampers. There is just tons of inspiration just waiting for you in the Featured Stamper's gallery! This week the FS was pawallen142. I chose THIS card from her gallery for inspiration. I changed the main image and moved the layers a bit. Plus I moved the ribbon. Thanks for looking!

Stamp set: Poppies from Paper and Such
Paper: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Kraft, Rose Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sheer black ribbon, Black pearls

Friday, August 12, 2011

Double Challenge Card!




My very first double challenge card! woo hoo! This is my second card for the sentiment only challenge over on the Paper and Such Design Blog and it is also my submission for the week 3 sketch challenge for Viva la Verve! This sketch was tough! But I am happy with the end result. Hope you like it! And thanks for looking!




Stamp: TAC All Things of Nature


Papers: Blush Blossom, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, unknown DP


Accessories: Pearls, Kaiser Craft Paper Bloom


Embossing Folders: Script and Swiss Dots by ProvoCraft

CASE study challenge #52



This is my first time playing along with the CASE study challenges. Very fun! I CASEd a card originally made by Becky T E. HERE is a link to her beautiful card! I copied the layout but changed the colors and images. Thank you for the inspiration Becky! Thank you for looking!


Stamp: Bucky from Paper and Such, Canvas BG

Paper: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Chocolate pearls

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Baby Blessings




I love the feeling the soft colors of this card gives. Can't you just imgaine holding that sweet baby girl in your arms? Its almost enough to make me want a baby. ALMOST. : ) This card is for the current challenge over on the Paper and Such Design Blog. The challenge is to use only a sentiment on your card. No stamped images. It was actually harder than I thought it would be, but I finally came up with something. Hope you like it!




Stamp: God's Blessings from SU


Paper: Pretty in Pink, white


Accessories: Pink pearls, the baby carriage is from a roll of ribbon that I bought...I just cut one off and put it on the card.


Embossing Folder: Houndstooth

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Psalm 46:10



With this card I am caught up on the August Viva la Verve challenges! Love the Clean And Simple design of this sketch! Thanks for looking!


Stamp: Psalm 46:10 from Verve

Paper: Real Read, White

Accessories: Black Ribbon

Embossing Folder: Birds and Swirls

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Viva la Verve!



I just love my scripture stamps from Verve! I decided to play along with the Viva la Verve challenges for the month of August. This is my card for the week 1 challenge. I'm pretty pleased with the end result.


Stamp: Jeremiah 29:11 from Verve

Paper: SU Always Artichoke, Vanilla, and SU DP

Ink: Always Artichoke

Accessories: Forever Flowers, Black Rhinestones and Black Ribbon

Monday, August 8, 2011

FS234



Loved CASEing this card! This is for Featured Stamper 234 on SCS. HERE is a link to AmylovesNormaJean's original card. I changed the colors, and the images. There were so many great cards to choose from, but this one really caught my eye. Thank you for the inspiration Amy! And thank you for looking!


Stamps: TAC Sprigs

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, SU DP

Ink: Sahara Sand

Sunday, August 7, 2011

FS235




I decided to play along with the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS today. Here is the card I came up with! Love this little guy...too cute! Here is a link to the card I chose from daiseyfreak's gallery. I changed the colors, the image and used rhinestones instead of brads. Lots of fun! Thanks for the inspiration Joy!


Supplies:

Cardstock: SU Really Rust, Basic Black, white

Stamp: Foxy from Snag 'em Stamps

Accessories: Black rhinestones

I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots on the white layer.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Welcome to the world Sweet Baby!






My friend Tina had her baby yesterday. A happy and healthy baby boy! And what a cutie pie he is! Most of their family lives in another state so I thought I would make some photo albums/ brag books for her to mail to her family. They are super easy to make and just too cute. The first thing I did was cut the front and back covers from cardstock. (5 x 8) Then I randomly stamped the ducky diaper pins on each one. (Be sure to score the top cover about an inch and a quarter from the left side so that the top can fold open) Next, I got out the clear envelopes and stuck them together. I pulled the strip off of the first one and laid it down sticky side up. Then I laid the next envelope directly on top of it. I continued this until I had the number of envelopes I wanted. The next step was to use two sided tape to stick the envelopes to the back cover of the book. I left about a quarter of an inch or so from the left side of the paper so that once it was put together there would be room to slide the pictures in. Then I used the two sided tape again to adhere the front cover of the book. Next, I used my Crop-o-dile to punch two holes in the left side, in which I used the large white heart eyelets. The eyelets also secure everything together...you know how two sided tape can be! *wink* All that was left to do after that was put some white ribbon through the eyelets and make a small knot! Then decorate it as you please! Easy-peasy! I hope she likes them! And I hope you do too!


A special thank you to Debbie (Farmwife on SCS) for telling me how to make these!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Paper and Such Sketch Challenge



I finally got a chance to make a card using one of my new stamps from Paper and Such! Meet Hezzy....isn't she cute??? This card is for the current sketch challenge on the Paper and Such Design Blog. Head on over and enter to win a gift certificate to the store! Thanks for looking. : )

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Featured Stamper CASE



Cool! My first (and definitely not my last!) attempt at the Featured Stamper Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. The idea is to go through the Featured Stamper's gallery and choose a card to copy and share (CASE). However, the rules are that you must change atleast 2 things on the card, and leave a link to the original card. For my card I changed the image, the sentiment, and added ribbon. The original card can be seen on Splitcoaststampers in mocjen's gallery!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Paper and Such- 'Win it before you can buy it' give away!!!

Oh my word! Paper and Such is having a 'win it before you can buy it' give away!!! Woot Woot! Hop on over to the Paper and Such store to check out their stamps, then head on over to the Paper and Such Design Blog to enter! Good Luck!!!

Song In My Heart



Oh how I L-O-V-E this stamp set! It is called 'Song in my Heart' and is only available through Paper and Such. This is my submission for the current inspiration challenge at the Paper and Such Design Blog. I looked and looked for orange paper that would suit the image I wanted to use and came up empty handed. So, I decided to make my own! I used my watercolor crayons and water pen to color the white paper the shade of orange I wanted! I'm pretty pleased with it! I hope you are too! : )

Monday, July 11, 2011

LOVE- This stamp!







I think nature stamps are my absolute favorites! Especially birds. Of course I have lots of bird feeders in my backyard too. I enjoy just sitting there watching them. So peaceful! And before you ask....yes, I tied that bow! hahaha! I am 'ribbon challenged' so I am excited! LOL! Anyway, hope you like my latest creation!


Stamp: LOVE - Unity Itty Bitty

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Vanilla Ribbon

Vanilla/off white pearls from Kaisercraft

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Awww! Fergus is so c-u-t-e!



This Wild Rose Studio stamp is called Fergus with Tulips. Isn't he sweet??? LOVED coloring him! The sentiment is from The Angel Company and fits the image perfectly!


Fergus and his friends are available at Paper and Such! Also, be sure to check out Paper and Such's exclusive new line of stamps! You will love them! I mean really.....who doesn't need more new rubbah???

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Color Challenge!




Paper and Such has issued a color challenge! Here is my submission. My faux stitching needs a little work. LOL! But...all in all, I think I like it. Head over to Paper and Such to check out the challenge. Also, starting tomorrow they will be having sneak peeks of the new line of stamps they are releasing! Yay! More new stamps!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Love these scripture stamps!



I got these stamps a while ago from Verve. I have loved using them over and over again! I saw a card over on Stamp TV today that caught my eye so I thought I would give it a go. Although mine is different than the one I saw, the idea is the same. Very pleased with the way these came out!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



I decided to cheat today and stamp rather than work! Woo Hoo! But shhhh....don't tell the boss man! *wink* This is my first submission for the current challenge over at the Paper and Such design blog. Fun, fun, fun!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Barely Made It!



*whew* I didn't think I was going to get my second card for the Paper and Such challenge done in time, but I did! I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out. Except for the ribbon......ribbon hates me. LOL! Oh well.... Be sure to get your cards entered too! You could win a $10 gift certificate to the store! : )

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Challenge Number 2





I'm having a great time participating in the challenges over at Paper and Such! (http://paperandsuchonline.blogspot.com/) Here is my first entry for this challenge. Isn't he sweet??? He is Toby with Gift from Wild Rose Studios.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Isn't he C-U-T-E???



I snagged this little guy over at the new Paper and Such store! Isn't he adorable??? This stamp is called Milton with Lilly and is part of the Wild Rose Studio collection. This card is my second (and final) submission for Challenge Number 1! So much fun! : )

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Challenge card- Paper and Such




Hey everyone! A new online stamping supply shop has opened! Be sure to check out http://paperandsuchonline.com/ for all kinds of great stuff! Also, be sure to check out the Challenge Blog located at http://paperandsuch.blogspot.com/!



Here is my submission for Challenge Number 1!