Thursday, August 18, 2022

CTD706 Happy Birthday

Hi peeps!  A quick card today since we are taking Cassidy and her friend Gia canoeing and tubing down the Brandywine river!  We canoed last year and it was fun, so before they go back to school we wanted to do it again!

I haven't played with the Color Throwdown challenge for a long time!  These colors reminded me of our new In Colors Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide. 

I pulled out an Altenew stamp that I haven't used for a while called Dot Botanicals.  I stamped the images in both colors, then added a diecut flower and a simple birthday sentiment.  So here we go:

The flower is from the retired Pierced Blooms dies; sentiment is from Colorado Craft Company's Wishing:

I added a Stitched With Whimsy die around the edge, mounted it on a Tahitian Tide card and it was done!

I had to laugh when I saw the card and boxes of Cassidy's birthday gifts...they match the challenge colors!

Crocs and Cons!  She'll be well-shod this school year, LOL!  Thanks for visiting today, enjoy it and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Dot Botanicals (Altenew), Wishing (Colorado Craft Company)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Tahitian Tide
 Ink Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched With Whimsy Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies (ret)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

CTC382 Thanks

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  There's a FB challenge called CASEing the Catty and they have a sketch challenge this week:

I think this is the first time I've ever played!  I needed a customer thank you card, so I pulled out the fall pattern of Rings of Love DSP, some Fall Harvest DSP,  a couple of dies and the Biggest Wish stamp set:

It's all pretty straight-forward; I backed the Rustic Harvest DSP with a panel of Crumb Cake after diecutting the tag from it.  I diecut another tag from Very Vanilla, embossed it with the retired Tasteful Textile embossing folder, then added the sentiment, a fussy-cut leaf sprig and some sequins.  A couple of Linen Thread embellishments and I was done!

This is a great sketch and I'm saving it for the future!  You should play along...the challenge is sponsored by demos but open to any crafter!  Thanks for popping in today!

After our little stamping session last week, I took the girls to the local ice cream shop!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Rustic Harvest DSP, Rings of Love DSP
 Ink Soft Succulent
Accessories Linen Thread, Sequins for Everything (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (ret)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Time for a new Retro Rubber challenge, where we use our older stamps, and it's a fun one:

I was a little stumped on this one, but ended up pulling out my retired Stitched Triangle dies and cutting out some triangles from a few of the challenge colors!  So here we go:

I used Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Rococo Rose, Misty Moonlight and Smoky Slate, then mounted them all on a panel of Basic White embossing with the retired Coastal Weave embossing folder!  The outside sentiment is from Suite Sentiments, diecut with an Ornate Frame die and embellished with some Pierced Blooms flowers and a wee little rhinestone!  The inside features stamps from Perfectly Wrapped, all stamped in colors of the triangles on the front:

I hope you'll find some inspiration from our photo---will it be colors?  Shapes?  Images?  Can't wait to see what you create!  Share it with us at Retro Rubber so we all can see it! 

My great-nieces Emma and Lucy came over last week and to keep them busy, I got out some small stamps and spots along with some scrap paper and they had a lot of fun....for at least fifteen minutes, anyway!  Cassidy chose to eat!

Their techniques were pretty good! Start them early, right?!  Thanks for visiting today---enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Suite Sentiments (2017, ret), Perfectly Wrapped (2016, ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Rococo Rose (ret), Soft Sky (ret), Misty Moonlight (ret)
 Ink Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Rococo Rose (ret), Soft Sky (ret), Misty Moonlight (ret)
Accessories Rhinestone from my stash, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Pierced Blooms Dies (ret), Ornate Frames Dies (ret), Pierced Triangle Dies (ret), Coastal Weave EF (ret)

Monday, August 15, 2022

In(k)spire Me You're So Cool

 Happy (rainy) Monday, peeps!  I can't complain about the rain after the gorgeous weekend we had!  And we needed some rain anyway!  I did some quick stamping this morning, always needing birthday cards, so I used the sketch only from In(k)spire Me:

I pulled out a retired set call Sweet Ice Cream because I had some fun ice cream cone papers I wanted to use:

This is one of those sets I will never part with...such fun images and sentiments!  I stamped the cone in Baked Brown Sugar and the ice cream in Polished Pink, then added some In Color glimmer paper accents for the vertical portion of the sketch.  

The sentiment is from the same set, and also has a glimmer paper mat:

The sentiment on the inside was stamped with Sweet Sorbet along with some Flirty Flamingo "sprinkles"!  

Added to my slim pile of b-day cards!

The queen of Sheba:

Or perhaps I should say the "queens" of Sheba:

Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mightly voice.  Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.  You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.  Praise be to God!" Psalm 68:32-35

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sweet Ice Cream (ret)
Card stock & Papers     In Color Glimmer, Basic White, Grapefruit Grove (ret), Naturals White (ret), Fun in the Sun DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Polished Pink, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar (ret), Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sorbet
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Ice Cream Builder Punch (ret), Wink of Stella

Sunday, August 14, 2022

PP604 Here For You Now

Hello, peeps!  Happy Sunday and time for a new Paper Players challenge!  Anne Marie has a fun color challenge for us all:

Sadly, I needed a sympathy card for a sweet friend from church who just lost her second daughter in the last three years.  The black and white prints from the retired True Love DSP was perfect for a simple (that's my key word lately) sympathy card:

I used a Daffodil Delight marker to color in just three of the flowers for Anne Marie's "pop" of color, then added a diecut banner with a sentiment from Color & Contour, and another wee little Daffodil Delight banner to tuck underneath.  I added a yellow rhinestone for a pop of bling!

And I added the second portion of the sentiment, along with another sweet sentiment from Eden's Garden, on the inside:

My heart breaks for her and I hope this brings her comfort!  

Now, I hope you'll play along with us, white and a pop of any color!  Check out what the DT did over at the Paper Players blog and get some inspiration!  

So here are the three amigos (John's nephew Phil, John, and John's brother-in-law Charlie) on their fishing trip on the Chesapeake yesterday....Wayne took the photo!  What a gorgeous day to be on the water!

And this is what's left of the striper....leftovers for tonight!  It was delicious!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Eden's Garden, Color & Contour
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Basic White, Daffodil Delight, True Love DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Rhinestone
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies, Daffodil Delight Marker

Saturday, August 13, 2022

TGIFC381 A Certain Someone's Birthday

Happy Saturday, peeps!  Wow, the weather has cooled off and the weekend is fabulous!  Hubby went fishing with a bunch of friends and relatives down in Maryland, so I have the whole day to do whatever I want!  Which is mostly stamp, LOL!  After picking beans!  Anyway, a certain someone is having a 12th birthday next week so I thought I'd get her card made and out of the way because we have some busy days coming up!  I used the sketch from TGIF:

and here we go!  Now, a disclaimer:  she doesn't like girly girly stuff and she prefers neutral colors and she LOVES playing on her XBox.  I have a set from Paper Smooches that features some computer-y stuff and there was a little controller in it, so that's where I started:

I stamped the controller in Memento Black and colored it in with some Copics, along with a silver gel pen, which you can't see!  I diecut it and popped it up on another circle of Papertrey's Honey Nut cardstock.  The background papers are from my stash and I have had them for ages!  And the letters are from a really, really old Sissix/Stampin Up die set called Timeless Type Alphabet Junior!  Anyone remember them?  I diecut them from Basic Black and adhered them to the banner.

I had some fun with the inside; I stamped a sentiment from a Spellbinder sentiment collection, then added the "12" in Bumblebee ink right over top:

Goodness, it's hard to believe she's going to be twelve!  We plan to go canoeing and/or tubing sometime next week for her birthday.  We did it last year and we really enjoyed it...hoping the day is clear and sunny!  Thanks for popping in today!

We've had lots of nature sightings around our home lately!  Here's a little chipmunk that lives under our shed and comes out to nibble on the birdseed that falls from the feeder above:

This little toad gave me a jump as I was picking beans!  He almost blended in with the dirt, but I spied him!

This little skipper decided he might want to go for a ride to the mailbox:

And Cassidy and her two little cousins came across this box turtle on Aunt Louise's driveway!  We haven't seen a box turtle in years!  Cassidy kindly helped it to the woods!

I just love nature!  Thanks for popping in today, enjoy it and be blessed!

"So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:21

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps  Number of Years (ret), Teen Routine (Paper Smooches), STP-2 Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Naturals White (ret), Honey Nut (Papertrey), Misc patterned papers from my stash
 Ink Memento Black, Bumblebee
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies

Friday, August 12, 2022

AYSI281 Recipe in Violet

Hi there stampers!  Happy Friday!  It's time for a new As You See It challenge, where it's a recipe!  Put together all these ingredients to create your card: 

For my bright colors, I chose Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Parakeet Party!  And here we go:

I stamped and watercolored the floral image from Hand-Penned  Petals, then diecut it with the matching die.  I happened to have a scrap of Basic White on which I had used the new Dots & Spots die, so I backed that with a piece of Granny Apple Green, then mounted everything on a panel of retired Hand-Penned DSP and Highland Heather card base.  

I used the sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday:

and I still needed the bottom flag and left scallop element, so I cut a couple pieces of Parakeet Party Glimmer paper to fit the bill, adding the sentiment from the same set, along with a few gems: 

So I think I managed to get all my recipe ingredients certainly is a bright, eye-catching card!  I love to watercolor, so this was a fun one for sure!  I hope you'll play along with our "recipe" challenge at As You See It, and bake up something clever and fun as well!  Be sure to hop on over to the AYSI blog to see what the others created as well!  Thanks so much for popping in today!

This is what you get when mommy wants to take your picture but you don't WANT to have it taken!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hand-Penned Petals
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Granny Apple Green,  Highland Heather, Parakeet Party Glimmer Paper, Hand-Penned DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Dimensionals, 2021-2022 In Color Gems
Tools     Big Shot, Penned Flowers Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Dots & Spots Die, Aquapainter