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Monday, August 15, 2022

In(k)spire Me You're So Cool

 Happy (rainy) Monday, peeps!  I can't complain about the rain after the gorgeous weekend we had!  And we needed some rain anyway!  I did some quick stamping this morning, always needing birthday cards, so I used the sketch only from In(k)spire Me:


I pulled out a retired set call Sweet Ice Cream because I had some fun ice cream cone papers I wanted to use:


This is one of those sets I will never part with...such fun images and sentiments!  I stamped the cone in Baked Brown Sugar and the ice cream in Polished Pink, then added some In Color glimmer paper accents for the vertical portion of the sketch.  


The sentiment is from the same set, and also has a glimmer paper mat:

The sentiment on the inside was stamped with Sweet Sorbet along with some Flirty Flamingo "sprinkles"!  


Added to my slim pile of b-day cards!

The queen of Sheba:


Or perhaps I should say the "queens" of Sheba:

Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mightly voice.  Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.  You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.  Praise be to God!" Psalm 68:32-35

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sweet Ice Cream (ret)
Card stock & Papers     In Color Glimmer, Basic White, Grapefruit Grove (ret), Naturals White (ret), Fun in the Sun DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Polished Pink, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar (ret), Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sorbet
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Ice Cream Builder Punch (ret), Wink of Stella

Sunday, August 14, 2022

PP604 Here For You Now

Hello, peeps!  Happy Sunday and time for a new Paper Players challenge!  Anne Marie has a fun color challenge for us all:


Sadly, I needed a sympathy card for a sweet friend from church who just lost her second daughter in the last three years.  The black and white prints from the retired True Love DSP was perfect for a simple (that's my key word lately) sympathy card:

I used a Daffodil Delight marker to color in just three of the flowers for Anne Marie's "pop" of color, then added a diecut banner with a sentiment from Color & Contour, and another wee little Daffodil Delight banner to tuck underneath.  I added a yellow rhinestone for a pop of bling!

 
And I added the second portion of the sentiment, along with another sweet sentiment from Eden's Garden, on the inside:


My heart breaks for her and I hope this brings her comfort!  

Now, I hope you'll play along with us too...black, white and a pop of any color!  Check out what the DT did over at the Paper Players blog and get some inspiration!  

So here are the three amigos (John's nephew Phil, John, and John's brother-in-law Charlie) on their fishing trip on the Chesapeake yesterday....Wayne took the photo!  What a gorgeous day to be on the water!


And this is what's left of the striper....leftovers for tonight!  It was delicious!


Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Eden's Garden, Color & Contour
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Basic White, Daffodil Delight, True Love DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Rhinestone
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies, Daffodil Delight Marker

Saturday, August 13, 2022

TGIFC381 A Certain Someone's Birthday

Happy Saturday, peeps!  Wow, the weather has cooled off and the weekend is fabulous!  Hubby went fishing with a bunch of friends and relatives down in Maryland, so I have the whole day to do whatever I want!  Which is mostly stamp, LOL!  After picking beans!  Anyway, a certain someone is having a 12th birthday next week so I thought I'd get her card made and out of the way because we have some busy days coming up!  I used the sketch from TGIF:


and here we go!  Now, a disclaimer:  she doesn't like girly girly stuff and she prefers neutral colors and she LOVES playing on her XBox.  I have a set from Paper Smooches that features some computer-y stuff and there was a little controller in it, so that's where I started:


I stamped the controller in Memento Black and colored it in with some Copics, along with a silver gel pen, which you can't see!  I diecut it and popped it up on another circle of Papertrey's Honey Nut cardstock.  The background papers are from my stash and I have had them for ages!  And the letters are from a really, really old Sissix/Stampin Up die set called Timeless Type Alphabet Junior!  Anyone remember them?  I diecut them from Basic Black and adhered them to the banner.


I had some fun with the inside; I stamped a sentiment from a Spellbinder sentiment collection, then added the "12" in Bumblebee ink right over top:


Goodness, it's hard to believe she's going to be twelve!  We plan to go canoeing and/or tubing sometime next week for her birthday.  We did it last year and we really enjoyed it...hoping the day is clear and sunny!  Thanks for popping in today!

We've had lots of nature sightings around our home lately!  Here's a little chipmunk that lives under our shed and comes out to nibble on the birdseed that falls from the feeder above:


This little toad gave me a jump as I was picking beans!  He almost blended in with the dirt, but I spied him!


This little skipper decided he might want to go for a ride to the mailbox:


And Cassidy and her two little cousins came across this box turtle on Aunt Louise's driveway!  We haven't seen a box turtle in years!  Cassidy kindly helped it to the woods!



I just love nature!  Thanks for popping in today, enjoy it and be blessed!

"So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:21

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps  Number of Years (ret), Teen Routine (Paper Smooches), STP-2 Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Naturals White (ret), Honey Nut (Papertrey), Misc patterned papers from my stash
 Ink Memento Black, Bumblebee
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies

Friday, August 12, 2022

AYSI281 Recipe in Violet

Hi there stampers!  Happy Friday!  It's time for a new As You See It challenge, where it's a recipe!  Put together all these ingredients to create your card: 


For my bright colors, I chose Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Parakeet Party!  And here we go:


I stamped and watercolored the floral image from Hand-Penned  Petals, then diecut it with the matching die.  I happened to have a scrap of Basic White on which I had used the new Dots & Spots die, so I backed that with a piece of Granny Apple Green, then mounted everything on a panel of retired Hand-Penned DSP and Highland Heather card base.  


I used the sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday:


and I still needed the bottom flag and left scallop element, so I cut a couple pieces of Parakeet Party Glimmer paper to fit the bill, adding the sentiment from the same set, along with a few gems: 


So I think I managed to get all my recipe ingredients together...it certainly is a bright, eye-catching card!  I love to watercolor, so this was a fun one for sure!  I hope you'll play along with our "recipe" challenge at As You See It, and bake up something clever and fun as well!  Be sure to hop on over to the AYSI blog to see what the others created as well!  Thanks so much for popping in today!

This is what you get when mommy wants to take your picture but you don't WANT to have it taken!



Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hand-Penned Petals
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Granny Apple Green,  Highland Heather, Parakeet Party Glimmer Paper, Hand-Penned DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Dimensionals, 2021-2022 In Color Gems
Tools     Big Shot, Penned Flowers Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Dots & Spots Die, Aquapainter

Thursday, August 11, 2022

TTTC174 Hello

Hi stampers!  Happy Thursday, where it's Team X's turn to share a Tic Tac Toe board with you!  I chose the middle column down of House, Patterned Paper and Tree/Wood:


My mind automatically turned to the Rings of Love DSP, where this pattern fit the bill perfectly!  


Talk about letting the paper do all the work!!!  I did create a wee little tag with the Tailor Made Tag die, and stamped the "hello" from Cottage Wreath in Soft Succulent on it before embellishing it with a little gem, some Old Olive Linen thread, and a couple of fussy-cut trees:


Because the pattern is pretty busy, it's hard to see, but I added some more gems up at the top right for a little sparkle!  It all went on a Soft Seafoam card base.  I left the inside blank, so I can use it for  whatever occasion might arise!  

I hope you'll find some inspiration from our Tic Tac Toe board this week!  Share it with us at the TTT blog, and check out what the design team created as well!  Have fun, and thanks for popping in today!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Cottage Wreath
Card stock & Papers     Soft Seafoam, Basic White, Rings of Love DSP
 Ink Soft Succulent
Accessories Dimensionals,  Genial Gems (ret), Old Olive Linen Thread (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Tailor Made Tags Dies

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

AHSC485 Just for You

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I have a pretty little birthday card to share today; it uses the Atlantic Hearts Sketch along with some Rings of Love DSP and the Shaded Summer stamp set!  So here we go:


And here's the sketch I used:


I diecut some Mint Macaron scalloped edges, then added a Tailor Made Tag, and embossed it with the retired Checks and Dots embossing folder.  The flowers from Shaded Summer were stamped twice; once with Mint Macaron ink on Basic White, then again in Sweet Sorbet on Blushing Bride.  They were diecut and adhered to the tag along with a sentiment from Charming Sentiments:

I think these colors together are so pretty!  I tucked a gift certificate inside the card, so I hope the recipient will be doubly happy to get it!  Thanks for popping in today!

A little carnival fun with her friend and karate cohort, Avery:


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

 "Apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5b

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Shaded Summer, Charming Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Rings of Love DSP
 Ink Mint Macaron, Sweet Sorbet
Accessories Mint Macaron Thick Baker's Twine (ret), Fan Baker's Twine (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Summer Silhouettes Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Penned Flowers Dies, Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Checks & Dots Embossing Folder (ret)

Monday, August 8, 2022

FMS547 Holiday Happiness

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope you had a restful weekend!  I really loved the FMS sketch for this week, yet when I created my card, I wasn't as happy with is as I had hoped....but I did spend some time on it, so I thought I would share it anyway!  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card, using the new Spruced Up bundle along with some Celebrate Everything DSP:


The images are fun and bold and when they diecut, they diecut an outline as well, which I didn't use on this particular card.  I stamped the tree in Granny Apple Green and gave it a Crushed Curry star, candy cane, and a little gift.  The three panels were mounted on a mat of Poppy Parade and it all went on a plain Basic White card base.  I love the sentiment too!


as it continues on the inside:  


Isn't that sweet?  Love it!  Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy got to hold her little cousin over the weekend....check out that grin!


Even Great-uncle Wayne got in on the action!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!