Sunday, August 20, 2017

Paper Players 358 Get Colroing

Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's that time again....another Paper Players challenge, and Joanne is our hostess with an awesome challenge...I am surprised that we haven't had this one before, at least not that I can remember:

Coloring is very popular right now, and when I first began stamping, outline images were my favorite; in fact, the designs SU had were what drew me to them!  Today, I have more time but I am less inclined to color, unfortunately!  I do like watercoloring though, so for my clean and simple design today, I fussy-cut a feather from the Just Add Color Specialty DSP, and colored it with some inks and an aquapainter:

Believe it or not, I used three colors of blue:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim, but since this paper is not watercolor "friendly", they sort of all bled together and it is hard to see the various shades. 

It's still pretty though!  And can you believe it...I added some Lemon Lime Twist for a pop of color!  I stamped the Burlap background stamp on the mat, using Versamark ink so that it would be more subtle.  The sentiment was from Flourishing Phrases; the stitched mat is from Lil'Inker!  

The design team has some fun and pretty submissions!  Be sure to check them out and don't forget to share your creation as well!

Yesterday was Cassidy's big birthday party and it was also a celebration for the upcoming wedding as well, since they are having a family-only ceremony!  It was a beautiful day...I'll try to have some pix later!  Meanwhile, the DQ ice cream cake was a hit on Thursday!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Flourishing Phrases, Burlap
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist
 Ink Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, (Lil'Inker) Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Saturday, August 19, 2017

RRCB69 and Jingle Belles Spirit of Christmas Past

Happy Saturday, all!  I am late posting excuse except that I couldn't get to sleep last night so I stayed up too late!  Anyway, I started this card at 1:30 in the morning and just finished it, LOL  It is for the RetroRubber sketch challenge as well as the Jingle Belles Spirits of Christmas Past challenge!

I couldn't pass up a vintage Christmas challenge, now could I?  I turned the sketch on its side so that I could use this Inkadinkado image; I have had this for over a year but never inked it I guess I probably got it in 2015:

I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler on some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas 6x6 paper, trimming it by hand and mounting it on a panel of striped paper that was in my scrap pile!!!  The Pear Pizzazz mat was stamped with the holly image from Bells and Boughs (2010) and the "sending" is from Papertrey's Mistletoe and Holly, and I am not sure of the year of that one...maybe 2013?  I just love this sweet font:

as well as these sweet images:

and the inside features a sentiment and snowflakes from Jolly Christmas (2015):

Thanks for popping in sure to come back tomorrow for a fun Paper Players challenge!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Spooky Cat in the Hat

Happy Friday, peeps!  Phew, the end of the week, and it was a crazy one for us!  Thank you to all who wished Cassidy a happy birthday!  It was an unusual day to say the least....we did lots of things, but there seemed to be a little gray cloud hanging over us periodically....things spilled, feelings hurt, words exchanged....but all in all we had a fun day! 

I am sharing a card that I made using the new Spooky Cat set....SO fun...along with the Cat Punch as well as the Seasonal Tags Framelits:

The Spooky Night DSP has cats that fit the cat punch perfectly!  (There is also a stamp in the set that fits it too....and eyes!) I fussy-cut a hat from the same DSP and perched it atop his head!  A few of the other patterns were layered on my card and I created a banner using a sentiment from the same set:

And see that cool spider web diecut?  It comes from the Seasonal Tags Framelits set, which matches the Seasonal Chums set!  In addition to tag dies, there is also a bat, Christmas Tree, two snowflakes, a leaf, a tag, and this cute spiderweb!  I used some retired black glimmer paper from which to cut mine:

Gosh, I can't wait to play with these sets some more!  So cute!  Thanks for popping in today!
Cassidy took her friend Lee to the pool yesterday, and they  thoroughly enjoyed their ice cream treat as well as sliding down the waterslides and playing in the pool:

And after her dinner of steak, mac and cheese and tomatoes, we had our little family birthday party, where she was thrilled to get (another) Baby Alive was really the only thing she asked for...several times!  She named it Amelia (we've been reading Amelia Bedelia) and promptly undressed and redressed her and got her ready for bed!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Black Glimmer Paper (ret), Spooky Night DSP, Adhesive Sheet
 Ink Memento Black
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits, Cat Punch, Dimensionals, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thursday, August 17, 2017

FMS301 Cassidy's Birthday Card

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today's a big day in our little punkin turns seven!  She informed someone yesterday that at midnight, she would turn SEVEN!!!  So I took the FMS sketch (although I just realized I have the point on the wrong side of the sketch...oh well!):

and made her a little owl-y birthday card!  Dana loves owls, so that means Cassidy loves owls too...her new bedroom in Wayne's has an owl theme so she is quite excited about that as well!  I have had this owl paper for a long time...I guess I might have been hoarding I broke it out and actually USED it! 

I used a couple of retired colors on it:  River Rock and Lost Lagoon, as well as Pool Party, Soft Sky and Early Espresso!!!  The owl is from Lawn Fawn; the birthday sentiment is from Verve, and the little "celebrate" on the border is from Our Daily Bread Designs!  You can't see it, but the owl is heat embossed and it's so cute!!

She got a couple of early birthday cards and couldn't even wait to get out of the car to read them:

This one brought a smile....a gift card to a local ice cream shop!  Yum!  Hopefully she'll share! (Thanks, Miss Debbie!)

And this one had an owl on it too, and a fancy fold....I'll have to share them all with you soon!

She requested steak, homemade mac and cheese and tomatoes for hopefully we'll get to the pool, so it will be a busy day!  Thanks for popping in and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps You're A Hoot (Lawn Fawn); Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink), Birthday Bash (Verve), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers      River Rock and Lost Lagoon (both ret), Soft Sky, Owl DSP (My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary)
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, White Craft, Soft Sky
Tools     Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelits (ret), 1  1/4" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

FF118 Christmas Quilt

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  A quick card today for the Fab Friday color challenge:

I just received the Christmas Quilt set from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog, and was thinking how it wasn't just for Christmas! It has so many fun elements that can be used for all types of occasions!  Although lining up the panels of quilt are a little tricky, even with a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I think it still has lots of possibilities:

I remembered that I had some polka-dotted Melon Mambo DSP left from a couple of years ago, so it was the mat for my 4 1/4" card; I added a layer of Lemon Lime Twist that was stamped with the little blanket stitch stamp, then a scalloped layer of Melon Mambo and the quilt panel itself.  I stamped the outline of the quilt in Smoky Slate.  A little sentiment from Sprinkles of Life, embellished with two of the floral images from the set (and a candy dot!) finished it off!  It is a pretty, bright color combo, which is what we needed yesterday!

And here's another little bright spot in our rainy day yesterday!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Quilt, Sprinkles of Life
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Patterns DSP
 Ink Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black
Accessories Candy Dot
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Mini Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SIP112 The Road Less Traveled

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  "Travel" is our theme today....and a great one it is!

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I don't have a whole lot of "travel" stamps and what I do have, I've used a I wanted something a little different!  John has a slew of old ADC map books he got from his dad's house, so I snagged one and took out a page to create my card:

I chose a sentiment from the retired Adventure Awaits....this is such a great set, fun sentiments and big bold fonts....and stamped it in Tempting Turquoise, then again in Real Red for the center portion:

I stamped a bike image from Clearly Besotted's Good Times:

and had a cute little paper-pieced balloon from Verve coming out of its basket:

I also added a little image from Better Together that looks like a least that's what it looks like to me!!!

I think this would make a great graduation or "new job" was fun to make!  I hope you'll check out all the other samples on the SIP blog and share your travel card with us as well!

Speaking of traveling, Cassidy spent another day with her daddy as they got home late due to lots of vacation traffic!!!  Hopefully we'll get some snuggle time today!  Thanks for popping in today and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Better Together, Adventure Awaits (ret), Birthday Bash (Verve), Good Times (Clearly Besotted)
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Basic Black, Polka Dot DSP (from my stash), ADC Map
 Ink Memento Black, Basic Gray, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Mint Macaron
Tools     Dimensionals

Monday, August 14, 2017

MTS189 Three Wise Owls

Happy Monday, peeps!  I hope you had a good weekend....I know I did!  I have two stamp classes today so this will be short and sweet.....this is such a silly little card, I almost didn't post it, but I liked the Match the Sketch sketch this week (love my "threes"!!):

and I wanted to make a quick card as a sample for my class, highlighting the new Spooky Cat set which will be in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  What a FUN set....I'll have more samples using it real soon!  So for my card today, I stamped two owls in Smoky Slate and one in Crumb Cake, then added the overlays in Soft Suede and Crushed Curry:

I added a tree limb from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets, a moon I punched from Crushed Curry cardstock and I stamped a few lines from the same set....that's what I wish I had left alone, but the Basic Gray mat looked a little plain.  Anyway, I love how the sentiment and eye rings fit right on top of the owl's body:

I mounted it on a Crushed Curry card base and stamped a simple "Trick or Treat" on the inside!  I know I'll be using this set a lot this fall!  Thanks for popping in today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for our next Stamp Ink Paper challenge too!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat, Carols of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Wood Textures DSP 
 Ink Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlets, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Paper Players 357 Bee Better Soon

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Sandy is our wonderful hostess at the Paper Players today and she has a fun, summery color palette for us:

I am always low on get-well cards, so I thought I would use these cheerful colors with a bee-themed stamp set from Darcie's Heart and Home called BEEutiful:

I used the CAS(E) This Sketch for this week as well:

I stamped my beehive in Calypso Coral on some DSP from the Petal Garden stack, then fussy-cut it out and mounted it on a white panel that had been embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder; I also stamped a little bee in Smoky Slate:

For my vertical panel, I stamped the edge of my Pear Pizzazz card with a MFT stamp called Distressed Background Blocks in Versamark, then I dabbed on some green chalk...remember those pastels that SU used to sell....yep, I still have 'em!  I love the soft effect it gives.  I also added a stitched border and some Calypso Coral baker's twine:

Finally, I stamped my sentiment on a little banner and added a wee little piece of matching washi tape from several years back!!  Still have that too!

I hope you'll pop by the Paper Players blog to see all the other designers' creations as well, or check them out here:

 Cassidy will be home today, and although it has been quiet here and I've enjoyed it, I am anxious to see her!  She starts school in two weeks!!!  Here she is at Jellystone Park in Fremont, IN, relaxing with Yogi and eating her favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps BEEutiful (Darcie's Heart and Home), Distressed Background Blocks (My Favorite Things)
Card stock & Papers     Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Petal Garden Stack DSP
 Ink Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Accessories Washi Tape (ret), Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Scallop Borders Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Pastels (ret), Dimensionals, Softly Falling EF

Saturday, August 12, 2017

FMS300 and JAI372 Stitched Hi

Hi everyone!  Yay, it's Saturday...lazy, kickback kind of day today!  It's cloudy and dreary so I spent a little extra time in my stamp room this morning, making a card using the 300th FMS sketch and the pretty JAI colors:


 Thursday night I went to a craft night at my local library....people just bring projects that they're working on, so I brought a Paper Pumpkin kit and got caught up on a few projects.  A couple of women were working on sewing projects and one of them gave all of us some sewing-themed bandaids she got at a local fabric store.  Aren't these CUTE:

 Adorable!   I wanted to thank her, so I pulled out a Paper Smooches set that I just had to have and have barely inked up, called Needle Little Love, and here's what I came up with:

 I did a little paper piecing with some Pool Party DSP for the sewing machine, adding a little enamel dot, along with a "stitched" sentiment and little needle:

 I stamped both the Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink panels with images from the set and added a line of cross stitches along the outside edges of the thick white cardstock base, along with a little Powder Pink ribbon:

 And on the inside, I combined one of the sentiments with a past Paper Pumpkin sentiment and stamped it on a Stitched Shape square and added a little Pool Party button:

Thanks for popping in today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (not sure of the set), Needle Little Love (Paper Smooches)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Pool Party Patterns DSP (ret)
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Accessories Powder Pink Satin Ribbon, Enamel Dot (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals