Definitely up my Alley

Hi everyone! I thought I’d pop in here and showcase some of my favorite projects that literally have piled it on. This week over at StampNation, I created a fun project that piled on the techniques. The challenge this week is to pile it on – can be layers, stamps, embellishments, techniques – whatever you desire. And let me tell you – it’s SO up my alley, you’d think Maureen Merritt created this challenge just for me!

You’ll have to head on over to StampNation to see my actual project, but here’s a little sneak peek:

Pile it on techniques - Ingrid Blackburn - StampNation

Mine’s the one on the right. It’s just about one of the prettiest cards I’ve made and would you believe has six – yes six techniques going on there!

Now for the fun – you may not have seen all these. I put the project title below each one so if you want to see the blog post – some have videos too – just click those names. Here are some of my favorite piled on projects that I’ve made:


Layered Christmas Tree               Blue & Lime Christmas        Watercolored Texture


Textured Holly Leaves                               Layered Watercolor Butterflies

                         One of my favorites – true Mixed Media – Beautiful World


                                             For Dad – Original Mixed Media

Beautiful Layers                        Piled on Fall                 Stencil & Background Combo

One of my all time favorites – Simply layered card stock!

So I hope that gave you enough Piled On inspiration! Click Here to find out more about StampNation & to check out my project for this fun challenge. Be sure to say hi! 🙂

Till next time.

CAS Expressions

I love to create textures.  This project gives you a quick tutorial on how to create a simple but effect textured background to express just how much you love someone.  Well, the background is great for just about anything – especially masculine cards!

CAS Love 001

I made a video for you to see exactly how I created this background – it’s a quick one, and if you need a bigger size, be sure to check it out on YouTube here.



CAS Love 006

The Concept and Inspiration:

I took a look at a few challenges this morning and made this card with them in mind.  The first was to get the design down – I used the CASe this Sketch idea and then incorporated my concept from two others – the feel of the card from Muse and the colors from The Card Concept.  I love the final result, and it is a super easy card to make.  Of course my favorite part is the textured background.  I entered this card into the following challenges:

CAS(e) this Sketch

Muse Card Club

The Card Concept

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CAS Love 002