Friday, January 17, 2020

AYSI217 Lots of Hugs

Happy Friday, peeps!  It's time for another As You See It challenge, and it's a pretty theme challenge with this photo prompt:

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I have these pretty sunflower dies that I thought would look great as daisies, and I found some scrapbook paper that I am sure I have had for probably 15 years and never used, LOL!  So here we go:

It's really a very simple card; I diecut the front panel, then diecut my flowers from Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz.  I embossed the centers with a polka dot embossing folder, and even added a wee little lady bug for fun:

I heat embossed a sentiment in white embossing powder on a scrap of Woodgrain paper and diecut it with the Be Mine heart die, then added a bow die:

I think this would make a great get-well or thinking of you card!!!  Now, how will this photo challenge you?  Share it with us at the AYSI blog--can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to check out what the design team made as well!  And thanks for popping in today!

So on Wednesday night after dinner, Cassidy was telling us about a book she received at Christmas, full of weird and interesting facts.  One of the stories was about coffee made from poop of certain animals; my brother clarified it a little bit, saying that it wasn't actually the poop that was used for the coffee, but coffee beans that had been eaten by the animals and then pooped out.  STILL GROSS!  The look on Cassidy's face dittoed my sentiment:

Then she said, "I am definitely not drinking that poopaccino!"  We cracked up!  That girl!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitties (ret), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Woodgrain DSP (ret), Scrapbook paper (unknown)
 Ink White Craft, Real Red
Accessories White Embossing Powder, Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Heat Tool, Big Shot, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Radiant Sunflower Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Easter Bunny Dies (Lil'Inker), Basic Black Marker, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil'Inker)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

IB107 Quiet Imaginings

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Time for another Inspired By: I have nothing that says"quiet" in my large stamp I chose to concentrate of those shutters and the colors!  I am happy with the way it turned out:


I pulled out some oldies for this card today!  I had seen this pretty layout from Susan at Simplicity and knew I wanted to use it for my three panels....I just positioned mine a little differently so that I could add my sentiment and the background embossing would show!  SO....I inked up my retired Floral background stamp in three colors:  Soft Sky, Soft Seafoam and Tim Holtz Antique Linen, on Naturals White cardstock and used a Stitched Rectangle die to cut them all out: 

I also stamped the "imagine" in Soft Sky, and went looking in my dusty embellishments bin, where I found a chipboard bird and an organdy rose; they seemed to go nicely!  My final embellishment was some Soft Sky seam binding, which I shabbied up and made into a bow, then adhered to my sentiment:

The card base is also Naturals White, embossing with the Vine Street folder.  I left the inside blank, I haven't decided how I'll use this card yet!

I hope you'll pop over to the Inspired By blog to see how this photo prompted the design team!  While you're there, share yours with us too!  Thanks for popping in today!

Today is Wayne's birthday (and our anniversary), so we had them over for dinner last night!  When they got home, Cassidy gave Wayne a birthday card she made:

(I love the goatee)....and when he opened it up, she had drawn the Philaldelphia 76er's logo (they're going to a game on Friday), printed and cut out a picture of him (with added goatee), and had it signed by all her classmates and the kids at the pre-school program she goes to:

He was very were Mommy, Grampy and I!  What a kid!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Floral (ret), Imagine Words (Impression Obsession)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White (ret)
 Ink Soft Seafoam, Soft Sky (ret), Antique Linen (Tim Holtz)
Accessories Dimensionals, Soft Sky Seam Binding, Organdy Rose (both ret), Chipboard Bird (unknown), Soft Sky Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Vine Street Embossing Folder (ret)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SPS001 Beachy Birthday

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have a sweet little birthday card, using a sketch from Mary Fish!  She's started a Stampin' Pretty Sketchbook challenge, and although she doesn't have a link, she says to share it on social media...which would have to be my FB page, as I don't normally do Instagram!  I guess I'll have to try to get into the 21st century!  My problem is that I don't take very good pix with my trusty old camera does a better job for me!  Anyway, here's the sketch:

Stampin' Pretty Sketchbook #sps001

So here's my take on it!  I love all the new things in the mini catalog, but I have so many sets from the current catalog, they sometimes get forgotten!  Today I am using the Seaside Notions set:

I masked, stamped and watercolored the shells with Stazon Black and So Saffron, Soft Seafoam, Blushing Bride and Marina Mist inks, then fussy-cut them and arranged them on a Whisper White square with a Blushing Bride scalloped mat:

I added a sentiment from the same set and enhanced it with some pearls and a wee bit of Petal Pink ribbon; it all went on a Soft Seafoam gingham DSP panel and a Soft Seafoam card base, embossed with the Subtle embossing folder:

I am also adding this to the Global Design Project challenge this week, which is "celebration"!!

This is already out in the mail to a very special someone!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy your day and be blessed!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

RRCB126 Winter Scene

Happy Tuesday, peeps, and welcome to our first Retro Rubber challenge of 2020!  Here's our challenge prompt for this week:

Image may contain: outdoor, possible text that says 'Retro Rubber Challenge #126 it's cold outside! make a winter themed card) January 14, 2020 January 24, 2020 theme challenge #rrcb126'

What a delightful image, especially since we have had temps in the 60s this last snow in sight!  I chose to use an image from Close to My Heart from around 2015, stamped in Night of Navy and Stazon Black on some Wonderland DSP from Kaisercraft:

It's a smaller card, 4 1/4" square, with a Basic Black mat on a Whisper White base.  I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut the snow from behind the silhouettes, and added a small sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin set:

I did create little snowprints in the snow and added some Wink of Stella for shine!  

I hope you'll stop in at Retro Rubber to play along with our wintry challenge!  Don't forget...the stamps must be at least a year old and you need to tell us the age!  It's fun to give our older stamps some love!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Snow Shadows (CTMH 2015-2016), Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black Wonderland DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink Night of Navy, Stazon Black, Weathered Wood Distress Ink (Ranger)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Hillside Dies (Lawn Fawn), Blender Pen, Wink of Stella

Monday, January 13, 2020


Happy Monday, everyone!  I have a quick CAS card today because it's CLUB day and I get to see my stamping friends!  I am squeezing this in at CAS Colours and Sketches too!

We had four lovely young ladies join our church yesterday; they went through the communicant's class, which is a challenging one, and so I wanted to make a card for each of them.  I found a package of scalloped-edge notecards that I had gotten at a yard sale a while back, and they were perfect for my sweet little lamb image

I stamped this cute little lamb in Memento Black and colored her ears in Petal Pink using ink and a blender pen, and then filled in some of her curls with the challenge colors.  I blended the Bermuda Bay and So Saffron together to make the grass:

I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and added a little piece of gingham strip at the bottom to highlight the scallops.  I think it was actually Coastal Cabana, but hopefully it's close enough to the challenge colors they won't throw me out!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Easter Lamb (ret), Graceful Words (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Purchased Notecards, Brights DSP
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Petal Pink So Saffron, Memento Black
Tools     Blender Pen, Aquapainter

Sunday, January 12, 2020

PP473 Thankful Wreath

Happy Sunday, everyone!  The talented, fun Anne Marie is our Paper Players hostess today with a cool color challenge:

I admit that at first, these colors really DID challenge me!  But I thought perhaps a floral design would work, so I pulled out a couple of sets and started stamping!  Here we go:

I used the wreath from Sweetly Swirled, stamped it in Crumb Cake, and some florals from A Big Thank You, stamped in the challenge colors.  Then I fussy-cut them out and placed them on a white panel, matted with Crumb Cake:

I added a Linen Thread bow, then heat-embossed a sentiment on a panel of vellum for the horizontal piece; I like how the stamping still shows through a little!

I embossed the background of the card with the Tufted embossing folder and added a panel of Rich Razzleberry DSP to fit the sketch from Case This Sketch:

I hope you'll jump on the Paper Player train and play with our colors this week!  You can see what all our talented designers created at the Paper Players blog!!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

FMS417 Bonanza Buddies

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have a couple cards for you today using the FMS sketch:

I recently purchased the Birthday Bonanza suite because I thought the little animals were adorable and I needed some new images for children's cards, although I think adults would find them charming as well!  The papers and accessories are fun too!  I am trying to make duplicates of my cards so that I have a few extras, so here's my first go at using this bundle:

Isn't that little lion's face the cutest thing ever?

Both my cards used Daffodil Delight cardstock for the base and Birthday Bonanza DSP for the panel; the two patterns are from one sheet, just the opposite sides.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp two lions in Crushed Curry and Mango Melody, then cut them out with the matching dies.  They each got a party hat too!  I mounted the lions on a Stitched So Sweetly die-cut rectangle then added a sentiment; this one is stamped in Real Red with some Ruched Ribbon behind it:

The second one is basically the same, except I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade and added a Mango Melody die-cut banner behind it:

They both got a pompom on their hat, and since I lost this lion's tail on my desk somewhere, I gave him a pompom on the end of it as well!  This set is a little fiddly to play with, but the end results are so cute!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bonanza Buddies
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Birthday Bonanza DSP
 Ink Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Real Red, Poppy Parade
Accessories Assorted Pompoms, Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Bonanza Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies