Saturday, May 28, 2016

White Embossed Blossoms


The month of May is winding down, June is almost here! This means you only have a few more days to order from the Retiring lists and from the Occasions catalog. 

The Retiring Lists are here.
The Occasions catalog can be seen here.
The Clearance Rack is found here.

After all of the posts I have done featuring retiring stamp sets and products, I thought I would throw in a card that I made with a current set - Birthday Blossoms. There is nothing on it that is retiring!
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms stamp set. Pink flower on kraft background. handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

The small, white, embossed flowers are what gives this card that wow factor. 
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms stamp set. Pink flower on kraft background. handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and can be found in my Online Store

Stamps: Birthday Blossoms
Paper: Blushing Bride from Subtles Collection
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Other: White Embossing Powder, sponge dauber, dimensional, Pansy Punch


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I will be doing some planting, edging and weeding now that my dog seems to be feeling better. 

About that dog…. We still don't know what is wrong but she has recurring diarrhea, vomiting clear liquid at night only, and general depression. She never stops eating though. Her blood work indicated that her cortisol level is low, indicative of Addison's Disease. Her ultrasound showed small adrenal glands, also another indication. But when given the test for Addison's Disease she passed with flying colors. Go figure. So she is on a probiotic and high fiber diet and will get tested in another month for Addison's. Anyone have any experience with this disease in dogs? She is a 6 3/4 year old spayed female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and for now is back to her normal self. Key word being "for now". 

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Picture Perfect Blue Rose

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect stamp set. Blue rose. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I made this weeks ago but haven't got around to posting it. Life has been busy around here with a sick dog and 2 kids home this week. One bad, one good. Events, not kids. Haha.
Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect stamp set. Blue rose. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I stamped the background with the large image from Gorgeous Grunge and Marina Mist ink (stamped off first). I love how the blue shows through the leaves that I stamped directly to the card stock. 

I played around with the sentiment and how to add one. I ended up embossing it in white on black which is very trendy right now. I don't know how I feel about this trend because the black is such a contrast to the other colors. 

Fortunately Picture Perfect and Gorgeous Grunge will be around another year! But the striped paper from Pretty Petals paper stack is not.

Reminder: You only have until May 31st to order from the Retiring List.
                  To view the list, click here.

Product List

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Guy Greetings Edition


  • Do you struggle with making masculine cards?
  • Do you need ideas for Father's Day cards, or guy birthday cards, or guy cards in general? 
  • Do you own - or are thinking of buying Guy Greetings stamp set?

Then the Stamp Review Crew's Blog Hop featuring the Guy Greetings stamp set may be just what you need for some inspiration!

The blog hop officially begins Monday, May 16th but we go live early so we can make sure everything is up and running. Therefore, there may be some broken links early on. 

If you arrived here from super talented Sue Plote's blog, then you are right on track!

I used the old timey car image from this fabulous set and watercolored a Father's Day card.
Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings stamp set. Watercolored Father's Day card. Handmade card with blue classic car. Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I used watercolor paper for the top panel and colored it with Dapper Denim, one of the new In Colors that will be available June 1st. I love the intense blue of this new ink when it is diluted a bit with water. The card stock (base of the card) is not quite as bright and neither is the ink when stamped so don't be alarmed fooled by that. 

The ground under the car is Soft Suede ink and if you look closely at the car there is a touch of Cajun Craze for a bit of car rust. Haha. The beauty of watercolor of course, is how the inks move where the water takes them and creates a wonderful blend. 

Another new product that isn't available till June 1st is Foam Adhesive strips. They are meant to be used for shaker cards but I bought them to use instead of dimensionals to raise up a panel as seen below.
Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings stamp set. Watercolored Father's Day card. Handmade card with blue classic car. Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I love the even height and stability that these strips give to a raised panel. 
I listed the supplies at the end of this post. Enjoy the rest of the hop! The next stop is going to be Dawn Tidd's blog. She always has something amazing to show!


Product List - click on any picture to see details or to order. The pictures for Dapper Denim ink and card stock and for the Adhesive Strips are not available till June 1st. Oops! I forgot to add Basic Black Archival ink.

Friday, May 13, 2016

You Little Furball Stampin' Up!

Today's stamp set features You Little Furball. It is retiring and makes wonderful cards for the cat lover. 

My card was inspired by a cat that I had a few years back. She loved mylar balloons for some reason and would hold the string in her mouth and walk around the house with them. I would find balloons in the oddest places!

This little cat is just holding the balloons with her paws so they don't float away.
Stampin' Up! You Little Furball stamp set. Cat birthday card. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
The balloons are punched with the new Balloon punch which is NOT retiring thank goodness. However the Something to Say stamp set that I used for the sentiment and star ARE retiring - as is the Itty Bitty Accent punches that include the little star punch. Tip: use a Smoky Slate marker to draw the "ribbon".

I have had a lot of fun with these little cat images as you can hopefully tell by the cards I previously made and showcase below.
Stampin' Up! You Little Furball stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 My blog post for the window card, with all the details can be found here.

Stampin' Up! You Little Furball stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
My blog post for this tri-cat card, with more details can be found here.

Stampin' Up! You Little Furball stamp set. Handmade Halloween card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 My blog post for this easy Halloween card, with details can be found here.

Stampin' Up! You Little Furball stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
My blog post with details for this clean and simple card can be found here.

Stampin' Up! You Little Furball stamp set. Handmade Cat Christmas card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
My blog post with details for a cute, cat Christmas card can be found here.

To view the Retiring Lists, please click here.

Product List - click on any picture or link to go to my Online Store.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tap Tap Tap Stampin' Up! Modern style

I have used the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set to make some great Thank You cards. Administrative Assistants (Secretaries) seem to love it! I thought I would try to make one without the typewriter so this is what I came up with. Tap, Tap, Tap is another Retiring stamp set by the way.
Stampin' Up! Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
The other Retiring Products on this card are as follows: Everyday Chic Washi Tape, Gold Baker's Twine, Note Tag Punch, 1/8" Handheld punch

Here are some more cards that I made previously. I have the corresponding link below each card.
Stampin' Up! Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 My blog post with details can be found here.


Stampin' Up! Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 My blog post with details can be found here.

Stampin' Up! Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
My blog post with details can be found here.

To see what else is Retiring, please click here.

Product List for the first card. Click on any picture to go to my Online Strore.
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