Saturday, October 19, 2019

TSOT430 Red Fox

Happy Saturday, peeps!  It's supposed to be a beautiful day today, finally without gale-force winds blowing us around!  I made a few cards yesterday using the beautiful Toile Tidings DSP, it is really gorgeous and easy to work with!  I started with the Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch:

chose a couple of patterns and went to work.  So here we go:

I like that the images in the Nature's Beauty set coordinate nicely with the prints in the DSP; I simply stamped the fox on a piece of Very Vanilla, made a mask with a post-it note, and stamped the trees behind him.  The sentiment is from Cup of Christmas, and just for a bit of contrast, I matted the image in Crumb Cake:

I made a little scallop diecut border of Crumb Cake to accent the red ribbon, add a bit of snowy glitter, and it was done!  I love this layout, and I love these papers!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nature's Beauty, Cup of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Toile Tidings DSP
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Real Red Cotton Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Be Mine Dies, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thursday, October 17, 2019

IB94 Autumn Greetings

Hello peeps!  We're on the downhill slide of the week, looking forward to stamping with some friends tomorrow night, and who knows what the weekend will bring?  Today we have another Inspired By challenge, and here's what I created!  I had SO MUCH fun making this card:

And check out the fun photo that Laurel that inspired it!!!  

I have a set of pumpkin dies from Impression Obsession, so I just went rummaging through my scraps of patterned paper, cut a few out, and this is what I came up with!  I also just got the grass die, so I plopped my pumpkins down on the grass and added a sentiment from Right at Home, stamped in Soft Suede:

I ran my Naturals cardstock mat through  my Big Shot with a Wonky Stitched die, then added another sentiment and a leftover pumpkin on the inside:

Quick and easy!  I hope you'll play along with our fun challenge this week too and share your creation with us at Inspired By!  Be sure to check out what the other designers created as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Grateful Heart (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Misc Patterned Papers from my Stash
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Grass Die (Impression Obsession), Pumpkin Dies (Impression Obsession)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

TMS525 Quick and Merry

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have a quick, easy card for you today----it uses the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch, the Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday challenge, and some Let It Snow Specialty paper:

This sketch scared me a little, but then I remembered my CTMH Multi Circles Window die, which made this card a SNAP!  I cut out a frame from Whisper White cardstock and layered it on a piece of the Let It Snow paper.....I hated to cover up the opposite side (it has all the cute snowmen on it) but I did snip out one little snowman, ribboned him up in Call Me Clover and added a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas:

These adorable patterns make creating fun cards so easy!  Thanks for popping in today!

Now that they're home, I can share the adventure the kids were on:

More pix to follow!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Let It Snow Specialty
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Call Me Clover Narrow Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch (ret), Multi Circles Window Die (Close to My Heart)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hello Baby

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I have a quick notecard for you today; I needed a baby card, and I just got this hostess set called Time for Tags, so I put it to use:

The Addicted to CAS Challenge this week is "plaid":

I pulled out a piece of Blushing Bride gingham DSP and diecut it with a Stitched Label die, then put my watercolored tag on top:

I stamped the image with Stazon ink, watercolored it with reinkers and an aquapainter; I added a little Soft Seafoam watercolor border as well as some polka dots to the background. I then embellished my card a wee bit with some Soft Seafoam diecut buttons from the Arts and Crafts dies.  I am so used to using Blends, I realize my watercoloring is a little uneven!!  But hopefully the recipient won't mind!  Thanks for popping in today!

Just a little fall scenery from our yard:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Monday, October 14, 2019

A Pink Christmas Card

Happy Monday, peeps!  What a lazy day I am having!  I guess the two hours that I couldn't sleep last night caught up with me!  I made one little Christmas card today and the mojo just wasn't there..but I had already invested time in it, so here it goes!  It fulfills three challenges:  Christmas Kickstart (to use a woodland creature); Jingle Belles (to use pink), and CAS Christmas Card challenge (to create a winter scene). 

I had just received the Nature's Beauty set with that cute little rabbit, so I did a very simple card, masking the trees from Winter Woods and Rooted in Nature, to create my little scene.  I sponge-brayered my sunset sky in Blushing Bride (another technique I need practice on!), embossed it with Softly Falling, then added a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas:

Something that I never remember, is that when you run your cardstock through an embossing folder like this, it gets very flimsy, so it is a good idea to use SU's Thick White cardstock....which I didn't do, of course!  It just gives your card some extra body.  NEXT time!  Anyway, the trees as well as my little bun-bun were stamped in Gray Granite and I just watercolored a little pink shadow beneath him:

The sentiment was diecut with a Stitched Rectangle die, and after I sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for "snow", I adhered it with a dimensional:

And here's the inside:

So it was a bit of a trial and error; I might do it again with a separate layer for the snow...we'll see! Thanks for popping in today! 

We had a Harvest Party at church on Saturday evening; the kids weren't there but there was still a lot going on:

Apple cider fresh from the press:

Roasted hot dogs and (burnt) marshmallows:

Pumpkin decorating:

And a sunset hayride:

with a gorgeous sky:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

PP463 Trick or Treat

Hi stampers!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, and Laurie has a color challenge for us today:

A lot of times when we have a color challenge, I like to try to think outside the box and create something unexpected with the colors.  My mind defaulted to "Halloween" when I saw these colors, but when I saw what my teammates created, which are beautifully out of the box, I went ahead and embraced the Halloween-iness of these colors and made this:

I used the fun FMS sketch:

and an adorable little witch from an older Recollections set:

I stamped her and her pumpkin in Stazon ink on thick white cardstock and colored them in with reinkers and an aquapainter.  She was then fussy-cut and mounted on some Smoky Slate gingham.  I cut some stars from glimmer paper and colored them with a Blend--another great way to stretch the uses of those wonderful markers!  Here's the inside:

I don't like scary Halloween images, but this little witch is as cute as can be...she makes me smile! Edited to add:  I am also going to submit this to the Krafty Chicks challenge, which is "Bewitched"!

Be sure to check out what the design team created over at the Paper Players blog....then share YOUR creation with us!!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Halloween (Recollections), Hello Pumpkin Scrapbooking and Cardmaking (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Gorgeous Grape, Neutrals DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Stazon Black, Gorgeous Grape, Tangelo Twist, Smoky Slate, Terracotta Tile, Blushing Bride
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Star Die (Verve), Stitched Shapes Die Bundle (Simon Says Stamp), Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dark Highland Heather Blend, Aquapainter

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Three Little Punkins

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I am off on a little jaunt with my TOPS friends, and tonight we have our Harvest Party at church!  Busy day!  Hope you're doing something fun too!  I am in full Halloween-creating mode this weekend!  My card today uses some fun jack-o-lantern images:

I used the sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday and the theme from In(k)spire Me:

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I used some retired SU DSP to create a background for my Old Olive card, then stamped the pumpkins in Grapefruit Grove, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake and Stazon Black:

I diecut them out and mounted them on some little Early Espresso frames!  Quick and easy!  And here's the inside, using a couple of sentiments from two different sets from my vaaaaaast collection of Halloween stamps, LOL!

Thanks for popping in today--be sure to come back tomorrow for another Halloween creation for the Paper Players!  No photos today---the family is off on an adventure, but I'll have some to share next week!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hello Pumpkin Cardmaking (Close to My Heart), Vintage Halloween (Crafty Secrets)
Card stock & Papers     Old Olive, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Into the Woods DSP (ret)
 Ink Grapefruit Grove, Pumpkin Pie, Stazon Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Hello Pumpkin Dies (CTMH), Layering Squares Dies, Crumb Cake Marker