Friday, January 22, 2021

AYSI243 Dino Birthday

Hey peeps!  Time for a new As You See It challenge, and it's a sketch! I love sketches!  Here it is: 

Now THIS little guy is turning three at the end of the month:

Yep, Sawyer's birthday is coming up, so this sketch was a great inspiration for me to create a crazy-eyed dinosaur card for him:

I created my background with some retired Birthday Bonanza DSP, and stamped a dinosaur from Dino Days in Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay.  I added some balloons, a birthday hat with pompom and some googlie eyes for fun:

After adding three balloons (for three years!) I created a birthday sentiment using Number of years and a Tasteful Labels diecut:

And on the inside, more from the Number of Years set:

I hope he likes it, although he'll probably wish there was a truck or tractor on it....but hopefully those googlie eyes will catch his attention!  Thanks for popping in today! I hope you'll play with our sketch  at As You See It and create something fun for a special person in your life!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Dino Days, Bonanza Buddies (ret), Number of Years (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Birthday Bonanza DSP (ret)
 Ink Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pool Party
Accessories Googlie Eyes (ret), Pompoms (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Tasteful Labels Dies,  Dino Dies, Bonanza Dies (ret), Stitched Be Mine Dies, Large Numbers Dies (ret), Stamparatus

Thursday, January 21, 2021

IB158 Lots of Hearts

 Happy Thursday, peeps!  Danni has an awesome Inspired By challenge for us this it!

And I even used the optional sketch as well:

So here we go!  I went pretty literal with the colors and hearts....used lots of fun stuff too!  But I totally spaced on the "thanks" part of the challenge....please forgive me, LOL!

I started with a Naturals card base and embossed it with the Pine Planks EF, then distressed it with some Gray Granite ink.  From there, I just added hearts....lots and lots of hearts!  The two top ones are both from Lots of Heart set; the plaid one was stamped with Rococo Rose ink, then diecut with the Stitched Be Mine dies.  This particular die also cuts out a scalloped border, so I cut another one from Crumb Cake to "frame" it and added a Linen Thread bow.  A little row of hearts from the retired Sending Love set added some interest:

The silver one was stamped with an Encore silver ink pad on Brushed Silver card stock, then embossed with silver embossing powder...I added some flowers from Ornate Garden DSP:

The third heart was also cut with a die from the Be Mine dies, this time from Woodgrain paper, then embellished with silver Metallic Pearls and another flower:

The sentiment and swish is also from Sending Love, stamped in Memento Black and Rococo Rose, then fussy cut:

Finally, the last heart cut from Ornate Garden DSP and backed with some Crumb Cake that was sponged to give it a wee bit more depth:

And since I had cut out my Brushed Silver heart from a circle that was already in my stash, I used it for the inside, stamping a sentiment inside!  I know it looks blue here, but it really is silver!

Phew, that was a lot...hope you're still with me! AND I hope you'll play along with our fun collage-style challenge this week!  You can choose to use the colors, shapes, sketch...whatever you want!  Just have fun and share it with us at Inspired By!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Lots of Heart, Sending Love (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Ornate Garden DSP, Brushed Silver (ret), Woodgrain DSP (ret), Naturals White (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede, Gray Granite, Silver Encore (ret)
Accessories Linen Thread, Silver Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Be Mine Dies, :Pinewood Planks EF, Love Notes Dies (ret), Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

TCC147 The Road Less Traveled

Hey there, everyone!  Wednesday brings us  anew Card Concept challenge...this week it's a great one for masculine cards!  What do you think?


I do not have any globe or travel stamps that would fit the theme that this photo evoked, so instead, I went with the brown hues I found in this cool DSP:

I would call this style shabby and vintage; I did find a map stamp, which I stamped on some tan DSP in Stazon ink and diecut with a Stitched Shape die, then shaded it with a sponge dauber to give it that vintage look:

I added an embellishment with some twine ribbon and two silver brads, as a nod to that silvery lampshade in the photo!  The sentiment was stamped with my Stamparatus and gives that "travel" feeling to the card as well:

Since there was a wee bit of blue in the DSP, I mounted it on a Marina Mist card with an Early Espresso mat.  This is a tad larger than a regular A4 card; when we cleaned out my dad's house a couple years ago, I found boxes of envelopes he had saved, and some of them are larger than standard, so I am trying to use a few of them up, as well as some of my retired supplies!

I added a birthday sentiment to the inside of this card and it's already in the mail!  Masculine cards are a bit of a challenge, so I was happy to be able to put this challenge to good use!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge!  Be sure to tell us what your "style" is (details listed on the Card Concept blog), then share it with us there too!  Can't wait to see it!

Lots of snuggling goin'on:

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

"Do not be afraid.  These are the things you are to do:  Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely.  I hate all this," declares the Lord.    Zechariah 8:15-17

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Adventure Awaits, The Open Sea (both retired)
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist (ret), Early Espresso, Forest DSP (ScrapBerry)
 Ink Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories Burlap Ribbon (ret), Silver Brads (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Sponge Dauber

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

RRCB150 Warm Mittens

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  The Retro Rubber Challenge took a break but we're back with a fabulous new challenge starting off the new year, giving those older stamps some love!  Here's our prompt:

Ooh, isn't that a beauty of a prompt?!  I love it!  I knew just what I wanted to do, too!  Here we go:

I had this beautiful foiled snowflake paper in my stash, and I simply used an old mitten die to cut out a pair of them, mounted them on a stitched white panel and added some silver twine and sequins:

The sentiment from Warmth and Wonder (2013) was stamped directly on a piece of patterned DSP in Misty Moonlight ink:

While I was at it, I made another card using some fun snow-themed DSP that I had been hoarding, simply because I really didn't know how to use it!  I created a larger card...7 1/4" x 4 1/4" order to fit all the cute images on:

I got a little carried away with the bling, glimmer and snowflakes, but I had fun:

The papers are all from Simple Stories' Winter Wonderland, with accents of Blue Glimmer paper diecut snowflakes, sequins, silver glimmer ribbon and a sentiment from Snow Much Fun (2011)!

I hope you'll find some snowy, winter-wonderland inspiration with our challenge this week!  Just remember, your stamps have to be at least a year old, and you have to tell us the approximate age!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for popping in for a visit! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Warmth & Wonder (2013)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Silver Bells DSP (Kaisercraft), Wonderland DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink Misty Moonlight
Accessories Silver Twine (ret), Sequins from my stash
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stamparatus, Mitten Dies (Nestabilties), Sponge Daubers

Monday, January 18, 2021

IC082 You're All Heart

Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a good weekend!  When we went to church yesterday, we found this in our pew! Our minister's children (actually I think it was his 4-year-old daughter mostly) wrote notes and put them on all the seats along with a life saver candy.  SO SWEET!  

His children are adorable and he and his wife are doing a fabulous job raising them to love the Lord and think of others! Knowing how everyone, including kids, love to get mail, I thought I would send them a thank you card! I used the sketch from Inspire.Create:

and stamps from Hot Dog and Lots of Heart to create my card for them:

I used some retired SAB paper for the background, and diecut four heart "balloons" (one for each child) from Poppy Parade cardstock and drew strings to my little pup's collar:

I added a sentiment at the bottom, plus stamped some hearts from both sets:

I hope they enjoy it and know how much we love and appreciate them!  Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy got some tips from Grampy about yoyo-ing over the weekend....she learned that the more she practiced, the better she got!

We also thought we'd better get Grampy his own yoyo, as he seemed to have as much fun playing with it as Cassidy did!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Lots of Heart, Hot Dog
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Painted Seasons DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Blends, Sahara Sand Marker, White Gel Pen

Sunday, January 17, 2021

PP524 CAS Snowy Scene

Happy Sunday, all! First, thank you to all those who wished us a happy anniversary!  John did like his card!   It's time for a new Paper Players challenge with the wonderful Claire as our hostess!  And it's a Clean and Simple challenge....those are just about my favorite!!  I love seeing what I can create with simply paper, stamps and ink!  Here's her prompt:

Love it!  And even though I think "Christmas" when I see the word snow, it certainly does not have to be a Christmas card, but it does have to be clean and simple...the guidelines are on our blog, so check it out if you need a refresher!  I knew just what stamp I wanted to use, so here we go:

This lovely scene is from Hero Arts, and I stamped it on Shimmery White cardstock, so it doesn't even need any glitter or glitz! 

I diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die, then stamped a sentiment from the retired Good Greetings down in the corner:

I mounted it with some dimensionals on a Whisper White card front, stamped a matching "merry christmas" sentiment on the inside, and it was done!  CAS and oh so pretty!  And since it fits the criteria at the January CAS Christmas Card Challenge of silhouettes, I am entering it there as well!

And I might as well toss it in the Krafty Chicks ring as well...they're looking for Christmas!

I hope you'll play along with our CAS challenge this week at the Players!  Can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to stop by the blog and see what the designers created as well!

Not only was our anniversary yesterday, it was also this special guy's birthday!  We celebrated with lasagne and an ice cream cake--yum!

And believe it or not, 38 years ago on the very same day, my best friend was having a baby shower for me....and Dana was born exactly a month later!!  And look at her now!

Thanks for popping in today! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.  Now remain in my love.  If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."  John 15:9-11

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Good Greetings (ret), Winter Trees (Hero Arts)
Card stock & Papers     Shimmery White, Whisper White
 Ink Misty Midnight
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Hi peeps! Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary and I thought I'd share the card I made for John.  He's kind of a plain guy, he doesn't like fussy stuff, so I took Linda's FMS sketch:
and came up with this:

My base is Seaside Spray, and the main panel is a piece of Sand & Sea DSP, on which I stamped a lighthouse silhouette from Sweet & Sassy with some trees in the background:

I was a bit surprised; after stamping the lighthouse in Misty Moonlight, I stamped the trees in the background with Seaside Spray ink, and it actually turned the lighthouse a lighter shade...which looks kind of cool!  The sentiment is from Many Mates, and the coordinating "mate" was stamped below:

I also stamped some "splashes" on the card base with the splash stamp from Gorgeous Grunge since I still had it laying on my desk from a couple of cards ago!  Thanks for popping in today---be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"  John 14:6

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Many Mates, Gorgeous Grunge (ret),  Landscape Silhouettes (Sweet & Sassy)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight, Sand & Sea DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spary
Accessories Dimensionals