Amber Ink Project 2: Bananas For You

Amber Ink Clean & Simple Card - Bananas For YouAmber Ink Project 2:  Clean & Simple (CAS) Card

Happy WOYWW, dear friends! It’s Week 2 of my adventure as an Amber Ink Designer and I have a secret to share. I’m really having a blast playing with all of my new digital stamps! It’s so nice to be able to do little things like resize your favorite images, and line things up in a straight line, and create pretty borders at the drop of a mouse! If you have not yet jumped on the digi bandwagon, I encourage you to give it a try. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised by how much you love it!

Amber Ink Cutie Pie Stamp SetAmber Ink Cutie Pie Stamp Set

This week, I created a Clean & Simple Card for the Feeling Fruity Challenge at the Less Is More Challenge Blog! I began by jaunting over to Amber Ink and downloading Little Things: Cutie Pie – a fabulous collection of 30 stamps that includes 22 delectable images and 8 delightful sayings! This set has something for everyone, from the butcher, to the baker, to the candle stick maker! Just imagine all of the things you can do with a set like this!

CAS Ingredients A Few Ingredients Go A Long Way

Next, I sketched my design and began putting those new-found digi skills to use!

CAS cards emphasize clean lines, minimal elements, lots of white space, and few or no embellishments. It’s the perfect style for card makers who want to focus on design and color, or who want to emphasize their message. It’s also great for gals who are minimalists at heart, gals who are crafting on a budget, and gals who are trying to clean up their messy WOYWW spaces (ahem!) As you can see, it only takes a few ingredients to whip up a wonderful CAS card!

Amber Ink Pink Torchbear

Now, I’d like to extend a very special thanks to Karen at Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs for featuring my very first Amber Ink Project, the Feel Like Miss America Card, on today’s Workshop Wednesday Party! If you haven’t met Karen, be sure to pay her a visit. She really knows how to make a gal feel like a beauty queen!

Design Challenges

Card Makin Mama’s Challenge Blog #25 – Food & Drink (8/4)
Craft Your Passion Challenges #69 – Anything Goes (8/7)
Kaboodles Doodles Challenge Blog #78 – In The Garden (8/7)
Less Is More Week 26 Lucky Dip – Feeling Fruity (8/5)
Stamp Something – Summer Fun Something Challenge (8/3)

A Very Special Invitation

Before you go, I wanted to share some very special news with you. This week, I reached a blogging milestone – 2500 GFC Followers!

I am celebrating with a very special giveaway. Be sure to stop by for your chance to win! The last time I held a giveaway, the lucky winner was a WOYWWer! Who among you can make lightening strike twice?

I’m also hosting a Wordless / Wordy Wednesday Party. You can get your daily dose of kitty there – and link up a project or photo you’d like to share as well!

The links are below. Have a fabulous week, dear friends, and happy crafting!

2500 GFC Follower Giveaway
Wordless Wednesday – Playtime with Linky

55 Responses to “Amber Ink Project 2: Bananas For You”

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  1. sue says:

    Hi ya fab card,
    i luv working with digi images & papers, i tried to hide under the desk so i could stay with the Amber girls but they found me! lol,thanks for the mooch,happy WOYWW, sue,x

  2. congratulations on 2500 followers and happy WOYWW!

  3. Congrats on being an Amber torch bearer. Way to go. And what is GFC? Guess I could find out. That is one huge amount of followers. Happy WOYWW.

  4. Chrissie says:

    Thanks for joining us with this very fruity cute card!
    I hope that you’ll decide to join us again next time.
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    “Less is More”

  5. A bananalicious card with your Amber Ink Project. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  6. kath says:

    thanks for the crafty snoop…hugs kath xxx

  7. Neet says:

    You could really go bananas over those images. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet #5

  8. Penni says:

    Hey Great Card – love the sentiment, super!!!!


  9. Dragon says:

    Woo… that’s a lot of people… Great work and space

  10. Neil Walker says:

    Thanks for sharing and have a fun week. Congrats on the followers milestone!

  11. Paula Gale says:

    wow – you are busy R…. Love your quirky card – its just missing a gorilla now!!!

    Congrats on reaching a massive milestone of 2500+ followers. I’m sure they all come to see the boys. Speaking of which – where are they today – thats what I usually expect to see when I pop over to see you.

    Sending all my love

    Paula x x x

  12. Aileen says:

    Congrats on your 2500 followers! Love all your bananas, makes a super fun card. x

  13. Lisa says:

    Great Stamps there, happy WOYWW

  14. Spyder says:

    Fab card idea have a great week!
    Happy WOYWW!


  15. NatashaMay
    Twitter: MayNatasha

    Very sweet. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, Great stamp set and your card is fab. Got to agree with your quote of the week too, so thanks for sharing 🙂 Elizabeth x #73

  17. Kathyk says:

    Fab card and thanks for sharing details of the make too


  18. Maggie says:

    aww this is so cute luv it…
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    Have a great week,

  19. Stephanie says:

    Good for you! I just recently got Photoshop and have been playing around with it – I’m trying to revamp my blog (hopefully I’ll actually put the changes on there soon!). I’m having so much fun with the digi stuff! Although I am new to it, I’d love to learn more!

  20. dianneo says:

    The punny stamps are hilarious. They look like so much fun to work with. Have a super week!

  21. Pam says:

    Joy,joy, bo boy, banana fana FO JOY, fi fi fo foy..JOY! You make me wanna sing and that’s all I could come up with 😉 Way to go on the followers – WOW and the card – WOYWW and the feature. Gonna check that out now. Cool bananas!

  22. Sandy says:

    Cute card! Nice use of ric-rac. 🙂

    Congrats on 2500 followers, you must be doing something right!

    Happy woyww,

    Sandy #86

  23. mary anne says:

    Thanks for sharing woyww. Congratulations on the design team. I just cannot make the jump to digi’s myself.

  24. Anne says:

    I am in awe of the number of followers you have. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

  25. Pat Langley says:

    Sometimes, well most times, the digital world is moving faster than I am.
    I will be looking forward to exploring digital stamps! Can’t keep up!

  26. Kelly says:

    Your card is adorable! I have never tried the digital stamping but it looks like fun! Thanks so much for sharing!

  27. Okienurse says:

    great looking CAS card. I have tried to do CAS but end up putting more than I need on them. Love the funny stamps! Congrats on the followers! Vickie

  28. Julia Dunnit says:

    I’m very proud to be Amber Ink Alumni, so I understand your excitement, nice bananas!!

  29. Adrian says:

    U did such a great job!

  30. Jamie S says:

    Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion “Anything Goes” challenge. Good Luck!! ~Jamie~

  31. Jessica says:

    Congrats on the 2500 milestone! Maybeon one day i will reach it, too! Wish me luck!

    Hope you will stop by my brand new blog:

  32. mandi says:

    FAB card, super design
    Congrats on carrying the torch for Amberink, they are FAB
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    “Less is More”

  33. Craftybunny says:

    Love this!Fabulous card and great use of the digi.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week 😀
    Lisa x

  34. Jenny says:

    Love your art, my kids would love the bananas 🙂

    Following you from Thursday’s Cup of Joe. Please follow me back:

  35. Maria Matter says:

    fun card, great stamp set!

  36. Kezzy says:

    Gorgeous card and an amazing milestone, bet your really pleased. Kezzy x

  37. Cowgirl Red says:

    Congratulations on so many GFC’s !! I love your blog too. And the “purrrry” friends. Terah

  38. Leanne says:

    Great Post! I’m stopping by through the Alexa Hop. I left a review for your site on Alexa and I am also a GFC follower Leanne109. My site is:

  39. Carolyn says:

    My FBF hop is up again, hope you can link up again this week!
    Flash Back Friday #11

  40. Bananas for you…love it. Oh and I love bananas. Have a crafty week-end!!

  41. Theophanie says:

    Cute card! “Pie Hard is TOTALLY me. LOL. I need to get that.
    Found you via Hoppin Weekend.

  42. Doni says:

    Cute card! Thanks for joining my party too at
    I’m glad you did! Pearls and Lace Thursday is a weekly party and I’m so glad to see you join me.
    Thanks so much,

  43. melissa newell says:

    Very cute and creative! Thank you so much for sharing at NOBH!

  44. Mary Bearden says:

    Hi! Stopping by from the Sunday Social. I was already following thru GFC but I noticed today that I was not on Twitter, so I fixed that today. I did not see a Facebook and if I missed it, let me know and I will come back and fix it. I am sure you are following me thru GFC but I don’t know about Twitter or Facebook. I would appreciate a check just to make sure. Thank you so much and have a great night!


  45. Rosa @ CtLT says:

    Cute card! I’ve played with digi some, but still love my paper, so I guess I could be called a hybrid. =)

  46. CHRISSY says:

    Super tasty CAS card…

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  47. merry says:

    This is such a fun saying…great sentiment. Saw you on Make it Monday.

  48. Lisa Jane says:

    whata cute card
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Don’t forget -if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on “Make It Monday” for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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