Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Best wishes to all my American friends for a happy, healthy blessed Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you have plans to share time with your loved ones, either friends, family or both!  I am looking forward to spending time with John’s family this year….and it is my dad’s birthday so hopefully I’ll get to say “Happy Birthday” to him as well!

Today’s quick card uses the sketch from Sunday Stamps, which happens to be my favorite sketch, turned upside down:

I knew I wanted to use Banner Blessings for my card, which is a combination thank you/Thanksgiving card!  I used some papers from Farmers Market and stamped my verse in Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla, (although I think I should have used Blackberry Bliss):

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My simple embellishments are a few stitched leaves (Lawn Fawn) and some crochet trim! 

And here is my little pilgrim, showing the hat she made in kindergarten!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have a 80th birthday card for a sweet lady at our church….she had a nice little open house party which we couldn’t attend because of a funeral, so I wanted to make a pretty card for her.  I knew which stamp I wanted to use, but needed a fairly large element to accommodate the image.  I found a great sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge:
I got this bird image from Red Lead stamps; it’s actually larger than this, but I had to cut off some of the definition!  He is stamped in Smoky Slate on Very Vanilla and the papers are from the Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu line. 
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I added a scallop in Smoky Slate as well as an embossed banner, accentuated with a twill ribbon and some enamel dots: 
My final embellishment was an organdy rose, which I thought was a pretty accent! 
Thanks for stopping in today!
A little watercolor play:
and Grampy even got into the act (with Lambie supervising!):
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Try Stampin’ On Tuesday 246 Peace


Hey, peeps!  It’s Tuesday, and Try Stampin’ On Tuesday has another fabulous sketch for you to try this week!  Here you go:

The twist/theme is Christmas Colors/Peace on Earth as well!  I had this lovely CTMH set with a peace-inspired definition tag that I thought would be perfect:

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I stamped the tag in Garden Green, did some sponging, then mounted it on a mat of Garden Green and added the “peace” from SU’s Christmas Greetings.  It’s hard to see, but the banners are embossed, and my embellishments feature silver stars, shabby seam binding, punched greenery and silver twine!  Designer paper is from MME’s All is Bright line, mounted on a Garden Green card:


You can never go wrong with traditional red and green! 

I hope you’ll play along with our sketch this week!  Check out the really pretty cards the other designers created at the TSOT blog, and share yours as well, or add it to our FB page!  Thanks for visiting today!

Another shot from the aquarium….there is a bubble that extends up into the water and you can pop inside and get a fish-eye view!  VERY cool!


Monday, November 23, 2015

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Happy Monday, peeps!  I usually try to do a Christmas card on Mondays, but I wanted to play with this color challenge from Inkspire Me, and I needed a sympathy card:

I used the Match The Sketch sketch as well:

Truthfully, I don’t think I did either of them much justice, but after fooling around for a couple of hours, I just had to let it go:

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I used a verse from Our Daily Bread’s Scripture Collection 2 along with some embossing, pearls and a cut-out flower from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  It needed some grounding, so I added a black mat and black ribbon:


I hate to have to make these, and this past week, I needed four of them!  Yikes!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Try Stampin’ on Tuesday card!

A trip to the Camden, NJ,  Aquarium was on the agenda this weekend!  Lamby and Dominic went along too!



They had a blast…more pix to follow!  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Paper Players 272

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Happy Sunday, peeps!  Laurie is our hostess at the Paper Players this week, and she has a lovely sketch for us.  I think I might have to pin this one for future reference!

I am still making Thanksgiving cards…..I can send them out tomorrow and they’ll still arrive in time, right?!  I pulled out the lovely, sadly retired, Truly Grateful set and some retired DSPs and went to work:
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I stamped the wheat bundle in Hello Honey on a stitched tag from Simon Says Stamp, then stamped it again and cut it out, sponging it and popping it up with dimensionals:

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It looked a wee bit plain, so I added a little Soft Suede ribbon tied with some Linen Thread to match my Soft Suede banner.  I cut out a stitched banner (same die set) in Pool Party and isolated just the word “Thankful” with a marker to stamp on top.  My Hello Honey panel is matted with some Cajun Craze cardstock and the whole shebang was mounted on a Hello Honey card.  I found this sentiment in my Harvest Home set, stamped it in Soft Suede on the inside and used my Versamark pad to stamp the wheat again in a lighter tone.  I love this look:

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The “Happy Thanksgiving” is from last year’s Paper Pumpkin kit!  I have gotten a lot of use from that little set!  I am also entering this in the Papercraft Crew Challenge #171, which is a theme challenge of giving thanks!

 I hope you’ll join along with us and create something with this wonderful sketch!  You can see everyone’s creation here, or visit us at the Paper Players!
Last week we found a slate-colored junco and a wee little mouse, both of whom had met their demise somewhere near our house…thankfully not IN the house!  After a few tears (Grampy told her the mouse went to mouse heaven, at which she replied “There is NO mouse heaven, Grampy!”), we had a little burial for both of them, complete with blanket!  She insisted on digging with her own shovel, although Grampy did have to help her with that:


Never a dull moment!  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

MM180 and SIP23

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Just a quick little note card to share with you today, a Christmas note card using the Stamp, Ink Paper sketch challenge as well as the Merry Monday theme of reindeer!  Here’s the sketch:
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And here’s my card:
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I had gotten this cute set from Technique Tuesday a while back that features a thumbprint and various little critters to stamp over it!  Adorable!  I remembered there was a reindeer in the set, so I whipped this up in no time at all!  I mounted my tag on some retired SU paper from a couple years back, added some stitched ribbon and Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine, but he still looked a bit plain.  Of course…..he needed a red nose!  Some glimmer paper to the rescue!
Rudolph is stamped in Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black; the sentiment is from last year’s Paper Pumpkin Christmas set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  The embossed edge is from a Lawn Fawn die set.  Thanks for popping in!
One of our favorite activities to while away the minutes as we wait for the bus is to play Simon Says.  Here, Cassidy is trying to convince Grampy that he should “run around as fast as you can” because Simon Said so!  Grampy’s not too keen on running at any pace, LOL!
Enjoy your day!