Thursday, February 23, 2017

GDP075 and FMS276 Happy B Day

Happy Thursday, all!  I have a sweet little "bee" card for you today, using the FMS sketch and the GDP prompt:

I was inspired by my friend Colleen when I saw this card, so I pulled out my favorite "bee" stamps and got them inky!  And here we go:

I used a lot of fun things I haven't used for a while....papers from Authentique and SU, stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, and a retired SU embossing folder!  I embossed the Authentique paper with the Hexagon EF, which gave the already-distressed-looking paper an additional stressing!  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and cut a little banner:

and stamped the pussy willows in Delightful Dijon and the bee in Stazon Black, then stamped him again and popped him up after coloring him with some inks and an aquapainter:

I added a couple of hearts and some gold sequins and now I have another card for my stash!

Cassidy brought home this giant elephant and was supposed to decorate it....we opted to use some of the plethora of washi tapes I have in my stash!!  It was a fun, easy way to decorate it, especially since it was the day she hurt her hand! 

Thanks for visiting today!  Be blessed!

Project Details-All Products Stampin' Up! Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Sweet Bee (ret Cornish Heritage Farms)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Moonlight DSP (ret), Genuine DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Accessories Gold Sequins (Verve)
Tools     Big Shot, Hexagon EF (ret), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Stitched Shapes Dies, Petite Scallop Circle Dies (Nestabilities)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MojoMonday 485 and Merry Monday 236

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  A couple of Christmas cards today...while I had my supplies out, I decided to make two of them!  The first one uses the Mojo Monday sketch:

and some Carta Bella papers with an image from Cornish Heritage Farms called Stocking Elves:

I just love these wee little ones creeping down the steps!  I added some twine, glimmer stars and a sentiment from Amy R Stamps:

Technically, I could have used the above card for the Merry Monday challenge, which is "stockings":

but I wanted to use this new die from Cottage Cutz that I got after Christmas!  Isn't it cute?

 Papers are also from Carta Bella; sentiment is from Clearly Besotted!  Thanks for popping in today!

We are having Cassidy's room repainted, which means stripping off the wallpaper first, so we cleared everything out of her room but the furniture.  She also had a wee bit of a cold yesterday, so she stayed home; it got very quiet and when I went to peek in to see what she was doing, this is what I found:

I can only imagine that she was really tired if she fell asleep on the floor!  Have a blessed day!  

Project Details - All Products Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Stocking Elves (Cornish Heritage Farm, ret); Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R Stamps), In Stitches: Christmas (Clearly Besotted)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black,  Black & Red Glimmer, Christmas Delivery DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories Red Glitter Baker's Twine
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Die, Star Punches (ret), Stocking Border Die (Cottage Cutz), Brick EF (Tim Holtz), Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SIP87 A Little Kindness

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  And what a sweet challenge it is:  Kindness!
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I haven't done a "vintage" card lately, and this set from Artistic Outpost has been sadly under-used, so I got it inky!  

The set is called Birds of a Feather, and it has a nice selections of vintage images!  I thought these little girls were sweet:

And it has a lovely German print background, interspersed with some egg images; I added the sentiment and the florals (same set), then stamped a couple of butterflies from Kinda Eclectic:

Because these little girls looked like best friends, I added a tag, some linen thread and a candy dot, then a layer of Graphic 45 DSP and some crochet trim and rickrack!

And finally, a sentiment also from Kinda Eclectic....because my sweet friend is indeed very kind!

This is also for the Sunday Stamps 146 sketch challenge, as well as the Double D Challenges, which is to use rickrack or zigzag!  Edited to add: This fits well for the Card Concept challenge this week, which is Vintage!

Edited to add: This fits well for the Card Concept challenge this week, which is Vintage!

I hope you will play along with the Stamp Ink Paper team and share your creations with us this week! Can't wait to spread some kindness around!

Cassidy and Lamby are having quite a phone conversation:

I wonder what their conversation was about?  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details--All Products Stampin' Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Kinda Eclectic, Birds of a Feather (Artistic Outpost), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Botanical Tea DSP (Graphic 45)
 Ink Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories Crochet Trim (ret), Rickrack (my stash), Candy Dots, Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Die, Cuttlebug Tag Die, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Aquapainter

Monday, February 20, 2017

PCC231 So Sorry

Happy Monday, peeps!  We had a glorious weekend, weather-wise, but it makes me nervous, having these 60+ temps in February!  We're bound to pay for it somewhere along the line!  I had a little stamping time yesterday and made my third sympathy card for the week using the sketch from Paper Craft Crew:

Visit the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Card Sketch 231. #pcc2017 #cardsketch #papercraftcrew

I hadn't used this detailed floral image from the SAB set Avant Garden, so I paired it with some Floral Boutique papers for my creation:

It seems as if I have a lot going on here....lace, leaves, florals....but I hope it all works together.  I chose Night of Navy as a monochromatic hue.  Thanks for popping in today!

Since I got a membership to Longwood Gardens (check out their website here) for Christmas and hadn't used it yet, I asked my SIL to go with me yesterday; the weather was so nice, I think every other person in the tri-state area had the same thought---it was packed!  They have an orchid display right now, so there were orchids everywhere!

This was an orchid wall in the lobby; then an arch of orchids in the conservatory:

A reflecting pool and hanging baskets in the conservatory, and some ground cover florals:

This doorway was covered in orchids's hard to capture how big it is:

A beautiful way to spend a February afternoon!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our Stamp Ink Paper challenge, too!

Project Details--All Products Stampin' Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Avant Garden, Kinda Eclectic, Timeless Textures, Delicate Details, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, White Craft
Accessories White Twine, Faceted Buttons (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Nestability Banner Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Sunday, February 19, 2017

PP332 Sentiments

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Laurie is our hostess at the Paper Players today and her Clean and Simple challenge is to use a sentiment as your focal point:

I have another sympathy card (I needed three last week!) and this one uses another wonderful diecut  and stamp set from Papertrey:

I was a wee bit annoyed as my paper buckled when I adhered it to the cardstock, but after a while, it flattened when it went in the mail, it looked a little better than it does here!  Anyway, I found these beautiful papers from ScrapBerry's, called Forest, and I chose a paper that had some subdued colors and a pretty little bird's nest and flock of birds on it.  I first stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze, but it didn't look quite right, so since I was using my Misti, I stamped over it in Chocolate Chip and it matched perfectly!  Isn't that little nest so sweet?

Before I added a bit of greenery from Tim Holtz, I ran my paper through a stitched rectangle die, then adhered it and added some linen thread:

And finally, sentiments from Our Daily Bread Designs and Hero Arts for the inside:

I know you have some lovely sentiments in your stash to use for this challenge, so get stampin'!  Share them with us at the PP this week; meanwhile, you can check out what the DT did here:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Crystal
·        Valentyna

Dana's birthday was Thursday and Cassidy made her a card with the owl punch and some woodgrain background:

I wish I had gotten a better picture of it but I forgot!  Anyway, she wanted the sentiment to "swing", so she mounted it on some baker's twine and sure enough, the little owl looks like he is holding the sentiment out of his wee little tree home!  This was all her idea, too:

And of course, she had to help Mommy blow out the candles on her yummy DQ cake!

Enjoy your day and thanks for popping in!

Project Details-All Products Stampin' Up Unless Noted Otherwise
Stamps Inspired:  Lord (Papertrey), Scripture Collection 2 (Our Daily Bread Designs), CL342 (Hero Arts)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Forest DSP (ScrapBerry's)
 Ink Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inker) Holiday Greens Die (Tim Holtz), Lord Die (Papertrey)

Friday, February 17, 2017

CTD430 and FMS275 Sympathy

Hi everyone!  Yay, Friday is here, the weekend is upon us!  Unfortunately, I needed a couple of sympathy cards this week; the first one I made used the FMS sketch and the pretty colors from Color Throwdown:

I pulled out my Swirly Scribbles die to create a little wreath:

I used elements from Timeless Textures for the stamping; it's a bit difficult to see, but the swirly element is stamped with Baja Breeze; the horizontal dots with Mellow Moss and the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  That lovely "prayer" diecut is from Papertrey (as is the sentiment) and the birds are from Memory Box.  I did a little washi tape for fun!  Thanks for popping in!

Dana did take Cassidy to Urgent Care where they determined she had a small fracture on her knuckle on her left cast, but a splint for a few weeks.  Could have been worse!  Thanks for all your well-wishes and prayers!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details-All Product Stampin' Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Timeless Textures, Swirly Bird, Inspired: Prayer (Papertrey)
Card stock & Papers     Thick Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
 Ink Mellow Moss, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Accessories Washi Tape
Tools     Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Dies, Prayer Die (Papertrey), Dimensionals