Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - June 2023 | Let's Go On An Adventure


Lands' End inspiration for a card trio (sneak peak) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you.  Let's Go On An Adventure is this month's theme and there will be lots of fun and inspiration shared with you.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

Come on in to my craft room!  I have been absent from hopping for a few months so I have been busy reorganizing my cardstock which I keep together by Color Collections.  This goes back to my first days as a customer and how I started collecting my colors - one family at a time as I slowly acquired all the colors.  After our recent Color Refresh, I have been looking forward to playing with all the new and returning colors.  And when I saw the double spread in a recent Lands' End catalog that I received in the mail, my heart went pitter patter.

Lands' End inspiration for today's cards using the Irresistible Blooms Dies by Stampin' Up! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Makes you want to go grab one and dry off after your day in the sun, doesn't it?  I spotted some people enjoying themselves at camp yesterday who probably would have enjoyed such colorful towels after their fun time at Side Cut Metropark!

Funtime at Summer Camp at Side Cut Metropark | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieFishing along the Maumee River near Sidecut Metropark | Nature's INKspiratons by Angie McKenzie

Well, I started seeing our fabulous colors and grabbed some leaf dies to play with.  And after running some errands and seeing all the water fun, I couldn't just stop with the leaves...

Lands' End inspired trio of cards (fronts) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Those of you that know me will totally understand the leaves and the hug sentiment for the birthday card that I needed for a friend.  The Online Exclusive Irresistible Blooms Bundle was perfect for creating two cards while Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder was the one unifying accessory to the card trio.  Berry Burst and Lemon Lolly were spotted in the stack of towels thus adding to the fun!  Silver 1/8" Trim (part of an Online Exclusive ribbon pack) was cut in half to create the delicate bow.  Silver Festive Pearls were added as the finishing touch.

Irresistible Blooms Birthday Card (card with envelope) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The splatters in each ink color were added before embossing the Basic White card layer for the last two cards.   The Stylish Shapes Dies banner was used for the Fun on Wheels sentiment.  Misty Moonlight was used to compliment the Boho Blue featured in this special retirement card.

Yesterday had another little adventure to Cannonball Prairie Metropark where I was further inspired for a much needed Father's Day card for this weekend...

Cannonball Prairie Metropark (sign) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Fishing at Toledo Metroparks Sign (by the Cannonball Prairie pond) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

According to the Fish sign, one of the fish in the stamp set is a catfish!  I will definitely color the fish the color(s) that it naturally one of these days, but for today they will be stamped with Pebbled Path ink and colored with Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve and Calypso Coral inks using the coordinating fill-in stamp.

Gone Fishing Father's Day Card inspired by Lands' End towels (envelope) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside of this card was inspired by the a family vacation to Big Lake, Michigan thirteen (13) years ago.  Such a wonderful family vacation that year with lots of cherished memories.

My boys fishing on Big Lake, Michigan (summer vacation 2010) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Beside Me image was stamped with Pebbled Path ink, colored with Stampin' Blends Markers (Light/Dark Crumb Cake, SU700, Light Misty Moonlight, Light/Dark Real Red, Dark Shaded Spruce, and Light Pretty Peacock) reminiscent of one their many other fishing trips, and fussy cut with love.

Father's Day Card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside of each card along with the Basic White Medium Envelope flaps were embossed to compliment the card fronts. 



This is Us - Around the World on Wednesday Team Members | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Ten (10) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from Australia to Alaska across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has helped you imagine different ways you can use items in your home to inspire you to create with a little adventurous nature yourself.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 


Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Tricia Butts - US

Teri West - US


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
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  1. Wonderful cards with this pretty color combination. I love when we find inspiration in our every day lives. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much, Tricia! I knew the minute I saw the pages that I was going to use it for inspiration sometime! Definitely a wonderful color adventure for me. x


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