Tuesday with Tara {take 298} fiesta!

by Tara

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Today I’m sharing a throwback card for our Challenge word of the day, FIESTA!  I’m a big fan of Mexican food, and back when I lived in B.C. we used to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day weekend each year with a FIESTA themed crop.  I have such great memories of those weekends and the amazing ladies we used to spend them with, getting creative and eating tacos 🙂

So, in honor of those ladies I miss so much, here’s my take on the theme:

Happy Tuesday !  Since I had such fun with this stencil on my card for the blog hop, I decided to play it up with a Mexican twist for today’s theme: FOOD.  I’ve paired it with the cutest mini TACO stamp set (year nine) by Lawn Fawn.

I let the colors and design stand out by mounting it white on white, using a stitched rectangle die for a bit of subtle details.  I’ve blended Distress Oxide Inks in Ripe Persimmon & a bit of yellow (I’m not sure which one!) and colored my image with some Distress Markers.

Along with the stenciled design, a few sequins and a rainbow party hat add to this little fiesta on a card!  I hope it makes you smile!

inky hugs,


Introducing Party Palooza!

by Jessica McAfee

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Hello everyone, it’s time to celebrate with our brand new card kit Party Palooza! It’s packed with everything you need to create bunches of birthday and celebration cards.

Here’s a closer look at all the supplies included; we’ve got you covered with stamps, a word die, a stencil and more!

Supplies Included:

  • Heffy Doodle party Palooza Stamp Set

  • Heffy Doodle Numicon Stencil

  • 3 sheets of white card stock
  • Heffy Doodle Celebrate word die

  • 2 sheets of black card stock

  • 8 sheets of 6×6 Echo Park Magical Birthday pattern paper

  • 3 sheets of colour card stock in Canary, Peony and Arctic Blue.

  • 5 card bases

  • 3 envelopes

  • Studio Katia Crystal Rainbow Sequins

  • Inspiration and Instruction Sheet

Check out our latest Facebook Live for kit inspiration!  Plus, there’s a giveaway! How to enter: leave a comment in the Live comment section and be sure to Like the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook page. Contest closes 05/02/2021 at 2:00 pm EST

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 297} Yellow Simplicity

by Tara

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There is beauty in simplicity… and joy in the color yellow!  Today I decided to try some abstract watercolor in shades of yellow & green Distress Ink (I started with Squeezed lemonade and Twisted Citron & added a few more for texture & fun).

I have done this technique with florals in the past, but thought it would work great with this lemon stamp by Picket Fence Studios as well!  I first trimmed some water color Cardstock to the size I wanted and used the image as my guide to apply ink directly from the pads to my work surface (looking at the clear stamp upside down helped me with the placement for the yellow & green!).

Next, I misted the ink with water and smooshed the cut piece of Cardstock into it.  I repeated it with a bit more water and a second piece since I planned to make two cards (I had a little mishap with some coffee though, so that one has some extra color to it!).  I set it aside to dry for a while, then stamped using my stamp platform (you could use your Misti or another tool if you have one) to get a nice, dark, black image. Once again, I let it dry before adding a bit more color to a few spots on my lemons & leaves.

I knew I wanted to use a sentiment from Tim Holtz’s Metallic Sticker Book, and after spilling coffee all over my work surface I was definitely ready for some simplicity!  I chose a pre-cut Kraft square card as my base and added some pale yellow corrugated paper as a single layer between them.  I mounted the sticker on a bit of black and with a bit of Sookwang/Be Creative tape it was done.  Just in case the spilled coffee came back to show it’s face, I stacked some ink pads on top of my card for a few hours before I took photos.

Fun fact- while this is not my greatest photography, I had to use my (artificial) lemon tree as my backdrop for this card!  This tree stands beside our yellow front door in the spring & summer months and has fooled several people into sniffing it’s fruit 🙂

Inky hugs,