Sunday, December 15, 2019

CKC25 Prince of Peace

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I hope your weekend plans are going smoothly!  I have one more Christmas card to share; I got this beautiful little Unity stamp last month (Prince of Peace) and just finally inked it up!  I love the Isaiah verse that's highlighted there!  I stamped the manger in Soft Suede ink on a piece of thick white cardstock, then used Blends to color in the image:

I also got some blending brushes recently, so I tried my hand with them; I need a little practice, but I do like how they work!  I used some So Saffron ink to create a halo effect:

A sentiment from Sweet and Sassy's We Three Kings was stamped in Balmy Blue to match the mat behind the stitched panel.  I also used SU's retired Sanded to stamp the card front with Sahara Sand ink and dry embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder as well to give it a rustic feel. My final embellishment was a simple Soft Sky seam binding ribbon.  I think I can squeeze this in to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge of The Christmas Story!

Thanks for popping in today!

A little Santa's Workshop shopping and wrapping!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Friday, December 13, 2019

FMS415 x Two

Happy Friday, peeps!  I have two quick, easy cards today, and they both use the FMS sketch for this week:
My Christmas cards are all sent out, but I do need some birthday cards, so I thought I would put to use some pretty papers I recently won from my sweet friend Mary Rose (you should visit her blog,  Mary Rose's Cafe; she has some lovely creations as well as being just a lovely person!)!  And believe it or not, I had never purchased these SU DSPs!!  My birthday recipient is an avid seamstress, so I thought she would like this:


I used a Crumb Cake base, a Balmy Blue mat, and diecut one of the circle images with a Stitched Shape die.  I stamped my sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays directly on a piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon in Soft Suede ink:

Then I added a few sequins from my stash, just for fun!  And I know I have all my Christmas cards done, but I just made a purchase from the Eyelet Outlet....normally, I am not a washi tape person, but I had seem some used recently (and they had a sale!), so I gifted myself some of these cute Christmas rolls!  Let me tell you, if you need a card in a hurry, you can't go wrong with these washis!  I had this scrap of DSP laying on my desk, so I just cut off some tape and voila!  An instant card!

I mounted it on a Poppy Parade base, added a sentiment on the inside and it's good to go for 2020!

So happy you popped in today!

Wayne works for a wholesale produce company and he sent Dana these pictures from a trade show he attended yesterday; how about a Christmas tree made of peppers?

Aren't people creative?  Who would think of this?  And it's at least 8' tall!  If peppers aren't your thing, you can always do a celery tree (NOT!)!!!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

IB102 Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Hope your week is going well!  It's time for another Inspired By challenge!  I have all my cards mailed out, so this will go in next year's stash, LOL!  So here we go with today's card:

And here is Laurel's prompt!  Aren't these little lanterns and bells cute?

I chose to emboss the tree from Shine Bright on some Real Red cardstock in white embossing powder, then added some gold accents and white gel-pen "snowflakes":

I added a little sentiment, again embossed in white on kraft cardstock:

And finally, to replicate the little blue scarf, I added a light blue vertical panel embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder:

It all went on a Naturals White card matted with a white woodgrain-pattern DSP!  And the sketch that I used is from Try Stampin' On Tuesday:

Now we want to see what you create with this pretty photo challenge!  Share it with us at Inspired By!  Thanks for popping in today!

 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Shine Bright, Winter Fox (Lawn Fawn), Just Treats (Close to My Heart--snowflakes)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Kraft (Close to My Heart), Real Red, Meadow DSP (Authentique), Wonderland DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink White Craft
Accessories Gold Half Pearl (ret), Linen Thread, Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Cable Knit EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shape Dies, Heat Tool

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

One Day---Free Shipping!

Hey peeps!  Tomorrow only, December 11, Stampin' Up! has free shipping on orders over $50!  Woohoo!  A great time to stock up on paper, envelopes, adhesives.....and maybe a stamp set or die you've been wanting!  There's a link on the right sidebar that will take you to my website!  Happy shopping!

HSS329 Retro Kitchen

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  You can tell in blogland that the posts are more sparse as people are busy doing all their holiday preparations!  I know I have less stamping time!  So when I saw the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch:

and I needed a quick birthday card, I went to my stash of 6x6 pads and came up with fun retro kitchen pattern from Carta Bella:

I love it when the paper does all the work!  There's only one little bit of stamping on the outside--the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays--everything else is patterned paper from the pad.  Aren't these images cute?

I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die, then popped it up: 

 I did a little extra-special stamping on the inside with a sentiment from Perennial Birthday, stamped in Flirty Flamingo and matted with a scalloped Bermuda Bay oval:

Thanks for popping in today!

The Elfdon saga continues!  The company for which John does some part-time work had their Christmas party recently and they give out a lot of gag gifts; one of mine was some Warheads candy.  They are very sour and I certainly won't eat them, so I gave them to "Elfdon" to put in Cassidy's Advent calendar.  Needless to say, Cassidy doesn't like them either.  Here's the note she wrote to Elfdon:

She was quite polite but she told Elfdon she didn't like that type of candy.  Elfdon came back with a very good rebuttal, and Cassidy conceded!!! I love her little smiley face!  And of course the gigantic heart!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

GDP218 Woodland Sketch

Happy Sunday afternoon, peeps!  I am supposed to be addressing my Christmas cards, but I wanted to get this card in before the Global Design Project's deadline!!  Here's their sketch:

Tomorrow is my brother's birthday, and I thought these Nestled papers from Authentique would be fun for a masculine card:

Just look at those cute little faces.....I cut them out with a stitched die and backed them with a little scalloped mat.  The horizontal panel is embossed with the Pinewood Planks EF and sponged with some Early Espresso ink to bring out the woodgrain:

The birthday sentiment was stamped once with Early Espresso in my Stamparatus, then without moving the stamp, I cleaned it, inked it again with Versamark ink, then heat-embossed it with clear embossing.  I diecut it and popped it up with some dimensionals.  And here's the inside; I couldn't help but punch out one of those little faces to stick on the inside!  I hope he likes it!  Thanks for popping by again!  

Now off to the covered dish!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Birthdays, Birthday Centers (Cornish Heritage Farms, ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip (ret), Nestled DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Dimensional, Clear Embossing Powder
Tools     Heat Tool, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Squares Dies, 3/4" Circle Punch 

PP471 Sugar-Sprinkled Season

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Today is our last Paper Players challenge of 2019!!  Wow, this year zipped by!  We'll be taking off the next few weeks so our designers can have a break!!  Today is my turn to host the challenge, and I have a color challenge for you:

I wonder what I had in mind when I chose these colors...I have no idea!  But someone had a gingerbread challenge on their blog and that got my mind going, so here's my take on it:

My little gingerbread, stamped in Crumb Cake is on a silver "cookie sheet"!  I gave him some "sugar" decorations with some Ice Stampin' Glitter, and I also embellished the bottom edge of the embossed Seaside Spray panel with some silver ribbon!  Even though it looks coppery here, his cookie sheet really is silver: 

To add a little more silver to the mix, I heat-embossed a sentiment with Silver embossing powder as well:

I think this is a pretty color combo, and I hope you'll play along with us over at the Paper Players!  Be sure to stop by at least to see what gorgeous creations the DT came up with!  Share yours too!  See you there!

We have a covered dish at church today, so it's going to be busy--I put up my tree yesterday as well as a wreath on my dad's was one year yesterday he passed away.  The kids got their tree yesterday as well:

Can't wait to see it all decorated!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas, Scentsational Seasons (ret), Perfect Mix, Whimsical Holiday (snowflake, Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Silver Foil
 Ink Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake, Silver Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals, Silver Ribbon (ret), Ice Stampin' Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tin Type Embossing Folder, Holiday Collection Framelits (ret), Heat Tool, Crumb Cake Blend, Blender Pen