Thursday, January 19, 2017

FMS271 A Friend Like You


Hi everyone!  Sorry to have missed a day or so of posting and commenting....a nasty cold has descended upon our household...so far, John is the only one who has escaped it!  I am on the mend, and Cassidy is back to school, but Dana is down and out!  I did manage to squeak in some stamping time yesterday, using the FMS sketch for this week:


There is a really nice set of sentiments tucked away on the last page of the Occasions catalog...it's easy to miss!  It's called Suite Sentiments and it has a little bit of everything in it!  I paired it with the SAB DSP called Carried Away:


I added a Night of Navy layer as well as a diecut embellishment from the Flourish thinlets; I like the dark contrast!  And here's another one using the same sentiment set, although this one really didn't turn out as well as I would have liked:


This one uses Fruit Stand DSP, accents of Blushing Bride glimmer paper and Mint Macaron cardstock and the beautiful SAB set called Avant Garden...a really pretty floral!  Again, a wonderful sentiment for Easter:


Monday was a school holiday as well as our anniversary and Wayne's birthday, so we decided to make a cake for him.....since he is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, Cassidy insisted that we make green icing for the decoration!  Here she is, with the decorator bag; she wanted to make a heart and fill it in, so we did some "practicing" first on a styrofoam plate:




Grammy did the border and the words, and Cassidy (with help) did the heart and the stars to fill it in!  All in all, I think we did okay!


Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!
Project Details
Stamps Suite Sentiments, Avant Garden (SAB)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Night of Navy, Fruit Stand DSP, Carried Away DSP
 Ink Basic Black, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Flourish Thinlet

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SIP 82 with AYSI 141 Birthday


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge....and a cool one it is:

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SU's Serene Scenery has lots of awesome natural-looking papers, and I think that this pretty-hued barn siding is my favorite:


It looks really real too!  I added some other natural elements:  burlap, canvas, and well, not a real feather, but a stamped one!  The letters are from Papertrey, the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs, and the feather is from Stamplorations.  You can see also that I sponged a tiny bit of Crumb Cake ink on the canvas panel:

 

And I used the sketch from As You See It (which had been on a break, but is BACK!), using a different orientation:



And since this card is for Dana's boyfriend Wayne (I like to call them Wayna!!!!) I thought I would share a picture of them together.....he is a real sweetheart, we all love him!


 I sure hope you will share your "natural" creation with us at Stamp Ink Paper....we can't wait to see what you make, and be sure to check out the DT's creations as well!

Project Details
Stamps Vignette: Trendy Feathers (Stamplorations), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Serene Scenery DSP, Canvas Sheets (ret SU)
 Ink Pool Party, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories Wide Burlap
Tools     Big Shot, Lower Case Alphabet Dies (Papertrey), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Monday, January 16, 2017

Birthday Card in a Box


I attempted my first "card in a box"....something I've wanted to do for a long time, but never did!!  So when I saw this post, I decided to give it a whirl....got a wee bit carried away, but it was fun!  So here we go:



My box was constructed with Flirty Flamingo cardstock and Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP along with Flower Shop stamps and punch, and Flourish Thinlets.  I used the birthday sentiment from Designer Tee for the sentiment tag and a sentiment from Cottage Greetings for the flap!



Of course, with all the flourishes, I had to find a really big envelope to fit it, but I had one in my stash!  I can't wait to make another one!  And I did some fiddling with the stitched shape framelits to create rectangles!  Hopefully I can show you how to do that soon!

Cassidy went ice skating for the first time yesterday and she did really well!  Although when she came home, she did tell me she was sore all over...she did fall a couple of times!


Mommy and Wayne helped out!


Thanks for visiting today!

Project Details
Stamps Flower Shop, Designer Tee (2017 SAB), Cottage Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Pool Party
Accessories
Tools     Window Sheets, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pansy Punch, Tearin' Strip Adhesive

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paper Players 327


Hi everyone!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, and Sandy has chosen a cool color challenge for us...I always love these!


In fact, I already had all these pieces laying on my desk, just waiting to be assembled, so this was an easy one for me!  I got some new goodies right after Christmas, and this pretty Cottage Cutz die was one of them:


It's a little fussy to get all the pieces out, but it's worth the time!  I mounted it on a stitched oval and used some black and white snowflake paper from my stash!  Of course, some red glimmer paper and sparkly baker's twine always are fun too!  And I added a little snowman from Jar of Cheer on the inside with my sentiment:

 

Hope you'll have time to play with us this week....be sure to check out what the DT came up with as well!

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance 
·        Sandy
·        Crystal
·        Valentyna
·        Deanne

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Cheer
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Red Glimmer, Snowflake DSP from my stash
 Ink Real Red, Smoky Slate
Accessories White & Red Sparkle Baker's Twine
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Nestability Scallop Oval Die, Wisdom Tree Die (Cottage Cutz), Star Punch

My nieces gave my sister a surprise 60th birthday party last night!  She was quite surprised and we had a lot of fun!  Here's the entire clan; my sister is the blond to my right:


and a super-cute one of Cassidy and my sister's grandson Jamison:


Isn't he dapper with his little bow tie?  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

JUGS376 Sealed with a Kiss


Happy Saturday everyone!  Sitting around waiting for a little snowfall, listening to oldies, relaxing and drinking coffee!  Yum!  I had this card created a couple days ago while making samples for my upcoming customer appreciation day and when I saw the JUGS challenge, I knew it would be perfect!  Here's the prompt:


I think Sweet Sugarplum is a delightful color but I just haven't used it enough, so I remedied that by stamping some of the images from Sealed with Love all over my card to make a monochromatic creation:


I love these new doilies, too....white on one side, vanilla on the other...so versatile!  I used a squared Stitched Shape framelit for my sentiment and added some DSP from Blooms and Bliss.  Really pretty simple and it gave me a chance to use some of the smaller images in the set, which seem to get forgotten!


Hmmm....I wonder which loved one will receive this Valentine?!!!  

A few more pix from Christmas cooking-making.....my helper made sure all the chocolate chip cookies were packaged in a neat and orderly fashion!  Too bad her room isn't the same way, LOL!





Enjoy your day!

Project Details
Stamps Sealed with Love
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Blooms & Bliss DSP
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette
Accessories Lace Doilies
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Friday, January 13, 2017

CCMC440 and IMC283 Love You Lots


Yay, it's Friday!  I had a wee bit of time to stamp yesterday and I used the color challenge from Create with Connie and; Mary as well as the sketch from In(k)spire Me:

CCMC440

I've been wanting to use more of the punny images from Perfect Mix and I thought this was a good sketch to do that.  I stamped the image in Basic Black twice; colored one with markers and blender pens and cut it out, then diecut the other one with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and mounted it on a Crumb Cake scallop:


A little dry embossing, a little hole-punching and a little heart finished it up, then I added a little sentiment down at the bottom!


Easy and fun!  Thanks for popping in!

I snagged this photo of Cassidy, ready for bed and brushing her teeth!  That Minion girl!




Project Details
Stamps Sealed with Love, Perfect Mix
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Sending Love DSP
 Ink Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Blender Pen, Real Red Marker, Triple Heart Punch (ret), Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 1/16" Hole Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, January 12, 2017

FMS270 Delicate Details


Hi everyone!  My card today uses the FMS sketch and some old and new goodies!  Here's the sketch:


And here's my card....I am a bit on the fence about it, so I might try this again without my shabby bow:


I have seen a lot of ombre-toned cards and I thought this pretty new SAB set, Delicate Designs would be appropriate for trying out this technique!  I heat-embossed all the patterns with white craft ink and white embossing powder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Here's how I lined up all the images on one large acrylic plate:


If you're like me, you sometimes have trouble keeping those clear stamps straight, so I take a quilter's ruler and lay it on my block, then push the edge of the stamp up against it to keep it in line!  (It works better if you start from the top and work down; I was a bit backwards here!)   I then used a sponge to sponge on Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Rose Red inks on top of the embossing:


I added a sentiment from Sealed with Love, a diecut lacy edge from Regal Rose, and a shabby ribbon from some seam binding I had in my stash.  Just for fun, I added a little heart charm as well:


It's the bow I am not sure of....might be a little too much for the delicate design of the lace!  But for now, that's how it's rolling!

Cassidy saw a video on her tablet about how to make a glittery night light.....which involved Grammy's  ModPodge, dabbed inside a little jar, then sprinkled with various colors of glitter:




A tea light goes inside the upside-down jar lid and the jar is screwed on top.  It was kinda cute, and it kept her busy for a while!!!  Of course, we had glitter everywhere and each time you turn off the tea-light, there's another shower of it!  But it was fun!

Enjoy your day!

Project Details
Stamps Delicate Details, Sealed with Love
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose (ret)
 Ink White Craft, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose (ret), Rose Red
Accessories Rose Red Seam Binding, Charm (ret)
Tools     Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits (ret)