Tuesday, June 18, 2024

TGIF477 Happy Father's Day

Happy Tuesday, peeps! This will be quick...Cassidy has a Nike basketball camp she's attending at a local college and my job is to get her there on time and pick her up!  No problem!  I wanted to share the Father's Day card I made for Wayne this year; it used the sketch from TGIF:

Wayne loves watching any Philly sports, so I made him a baseball-themed card with a retired set called Have a Ball:

I stamped the mitt, bat and ball and fussy-cut them out and mounted them on two stitched star diecuts.  The sentiment is from the retired Best Year, embellished with a Basic Border diecut:

And on the inside, some stars from the Have a Ball set and a sentiment from Unbounded Love:

I think he liked it!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Unbounded Love, Have a Ball (ret), Best Year (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Night of Navy, Basketball (Echo Park)
 Ink Night of Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Basic Border Dies (ret), Stitched Star Dies (Paper Rose)

Monday, June 17, 2024

AHSC582 Sand Between Your Toes

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope everyone had a fun weekend! It's time for a new Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge and I had a chance to play with some new goodies!  Here's the sketch:

I found a new (to me) company called Not 2 Shabby and they had some fun summery, seashell-themed papers and embellishments, so I pulled them out to use on my card today:

In fact, there's no stamping on this card at all, except for a wee bit inside, which I forgot to photograph!  I used their papers for the background and the vertical panel, then I embossed a piece of Basic Beige with the retired Seaside embossing folder.  I sponged on some white ink before running it through the big shot which gave it a lighter look.  I added some pink ribbon and some fun little embellishments, along with a pre-printed sentiment!  I couldn't resist adding a pearl to the oyster as well:

What a fun sketch to use! I can see me using this one lots more!  I hope you will play along with it this week as well!  Be sure to hop over to the AHSC blog to enter your own!  You'll be able to see ALL the designers' creations on Wednesday! 

The kids went to a concert on Friday night, looks like they had a good time!

 Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Basic Beige, Basic Black, Basic White, By The Shore Paper & Ephemera Diecut Pieces (Not 2 Shabby), 
 Ink Craft White
Accessories Pearl, Narrow Grosgrain Pink Ribbon (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Deckled Edge Rectangle Dies, Seaside Embossing Folder (ret)

Sunday, June 16, 2024

PP694 Clean & Simple Sympathy

Happy Sunday, everyone! It's Paper Players time and I am the hostess this week!  It's Clean-and-Simple week, and that means we keep our layers and embellishments to a MINIMUM!  That's a challenge sometimes, isn't it?  My theme is Sympathy or Encouragement.  It's always good to have some sympathy cards on hand, so that's what I chose for my card.

I had this pretty seashell set on my desk for another project and I thought how nice a card would look with just one shell, so here we go:

I stamped the shell in Versafine black ink and colored it loosely with Summer Splash ink.  The sentiment is very old, it's from Crafty Secrets and it was stamped in the same color.  The "sand" is from Country Birdhouse, stamped in Crumb Cake and I added some shading under the shell along with some Wink of Stella,  A Basic Beige ribbon was my only embellishment; I did round the corners for a little more interest.

I added a sympathy sentiment on the inside along with some more "sand".  I think the sentiment on the front is a nice one for a sympathy card.

While I had the set out, I made another card, coloring and fussy-cutting the shells, then mounting it on a Basic Beige panel that was embossed with a SSS embossing folder called Cast Away.  It is an amazing folder, perfect for any nautical or beachy-themed card!

It's not quite as clean-and-simple as my first one, but would make a great encouragment card for a special friend!

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!  Don't be intimidated by the CAS part...just use the basics of stamps, ink and paper and you'll be good to go! Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Country Birdhouse, Peaceful Moments (ret), Swirly Seashells (Close to My Heart), Seaside (Craft Secrets)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Beige
 Ink Versafine Black, Summer Splash, Crushed Curry, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake
Accessories Basic Beige Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Cast Away Embossing Folder (Simon Says Stamp), Wink of Stella, Aquapainter

Saturday, June 15, 2024

52CCTD24-24 Winter Wonderland

Happy Saturday, peeps! I was honored to be chosen as a guest designer at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and this week's challenge is Winter Wonderland!

I was thrilled to see this challenge because I had these glimmer paper diecuts sitting on my desk for MONTHS!  You never do that, right?!

My friend Sandy lent me the dies in January and the diecuts have been languishing on my desk ever since!  So I made quick work with them for the challenge, mounting them on some Misty Moonlight cardstock that was stamped with some silver stars, added a few more glimmer paper snowy hills, and a sentiment from Sparkle of the Season:

And since I had MORE diecuts left, I decorated the inside too!

I hope you'll play along with our Winter Wonderland challenge this week! So many possibilities to think of! Be sure to share them over at the 52CCTD blog! Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy it and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sparkle of the Season (ret), Swirly Stars (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Misty Moonlight, White Glimmer
 Ink Misty Moonlight, Silver Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Rectangle Stitched Dies (ret), Banner Die (Pink & Main), Snowy Village Dies (unknown), Stitched Hillside Dies (Lawn Fawn)

Friday, June 14, 2024

Tis The Season

Happy Friday, peeps, happy weekend! I have a Christmas card today; it uses the sketch from Try A Sketch on Tuesday; here's the sketch:

There were a lot of summery-themed cards in the gallery, but I went a different route:

I lined up some papers from Unity for the bottom portion, then added a diecut tree from the Tree Lot dies, a few rhinestones and a sweet sentiment from Simon Says Stamp:

Another sentiment from the same set on the inside, and I have another card for my holiday stash!

This also qualifies for the Jingle Belles' challenge of using three designer papers, so I'm popping it in there. And since the Krafty Chick's challenge this week is Christmas, I am entering it there as well!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Blessings (Simon Says Stamp)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Soft Succulent (ret), Sweet Sorbet (ret), Just Jade (ret),  Watercolor Winter (Unity)
 Ink Just Jade (ret)
Accessories Red Rhinestones from my stash, Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Spotlight on Nature Dies, Layering Circle Dies (ret), Tree Lot Dies (ret), Scalloped Contours Dies (ret)

Thursday, June 13, 2024

FMS640 Ouch!

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Our congregation at church has had a rash of mishaps.....one young man was hit head-on by another car and broke both arms and legs; one older lady was on a treadmill at the local Y and fell off, dislocating both shoulders and breaking her nose and chin, and another older lady fell and broke her hip!  I had used up almost all my get-well cards, so when I saw the sketch at FMS, I thought it would be fun to use for my next card.  Here's the sketch:

I pulled out my trusty Back On Your Feet set, found some fun papers to use and went to work:

This card is really uber-simple! I diecut the plaid with the Radiating Stitches die and then found a scrap of Granny Apple Green polka-dotted paper that matched, so I stamped my turtle directly on to the DSP and fussy-cut him out.  A stamped the sentiments from the same set, diecutting them with an Ornate Frames die, and added a slightly larger one under Mr Turtle to make him stand out a bit better.

The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive on the inside.  

I hope all my friends are back on their feet soon!  We miss them!  Thanks for popping in today! Enjoy it and be blessed!

Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments for this is the duty of all mankind.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.  Escclesiastes 12:13-14

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Back On Your Feet (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Granny Apple Green DSP (ret), Sending Love (Gina K)
 Ink Versafine Black, Old Olive
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Radiating Stitches Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies (ret)

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

CCC145 Thinking of You

Happy Tuesday, peeps! My card today uses the colors from Creative Colour Challenges:

I wanted to use the new Happiest Day set in a fun way:

I used the medium-sized arch stamp to create some flowers in Summer Splash ink, with Pecan Pie centers, then fussy-cut them out and mounted them on a Summer Splash DSP diecut.  It was matted with Pecan Pie layer and a Crumb Cake Perennial Postage diecut:

I stamped the dragonfly with Crumb Cake and Summer Splash inks, and added an Earth Tone Shimmer Gem.  I diecut the sentiment with a Countryside Corner die:

I embossed a panel with the Dotted Circles embossing folder; the inside was stamped with a sentiment from Adoring Hearts:

I rather like this color combo, I'm going to save it for future!!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

I call to God, the Most High, to God, who supplies my every need.  He will answer from heaven and save me; he will defeat my oppressors.  God will show me his constant love and faithfulness.  
Psalm 57:2-3

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happiest Day, Adoring Hearts
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Summer Splash, Summer Splash DSP
 Ink Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Summer Splash
Accessories Earth Tone Shimmer Gems, Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Perennial Postage Dies, Countryside Corners Dies,  Rectangle Stitched Dies (ret), Dotted Circles Embossing Folder