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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New House Congrats


Hi peeps!  Running a wee bit late school, luckily, because Cassidy had a little mishap on the playground yesterday and has a sprained pinkie finger, which is causing her a lot of pain.  It's better this morning, but we may have to take a wee little trip to the urgent care!  Anyway, I made a quick little card yesterday for my college roommate who just had a new house built....all on her own!  She became a widow a couple of years ago and moved to TX to be near her daughter.  She couldn't find a house that she liked, so she had one built!  The little houses from November's Paper Pumpkin kit were so cute, I just had to use them as a congrats card for her:

I layered them on a piece of DSP from Fancy Pants' Park Bench papers, then layered that on a piece of So Saffron.  The sentiment, stamped in Lost Lagoon, is from Watercolor Wishes:

And just to break up the empty space, I added a little twine bow, using the one-hole method (you can see a tutorial here) so it would stay in place:

So happy you could visit today!

Cassidy with the "Valen-fly" she made at school!  The body was made of a clothespin with googly eyes!  CUTE!

Have a blessed day!

Project Details
Stamps Watercolor Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, So Saffron, Paper Pumpkin kit, Park Bench DSP (Fancy Pants)
 Ink Lost Lagoon
Accessories White Baker's Twine
Tools     Big Shot, Rectangle Stitched Die (Lil'Inker), Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

GDP074 Made With Love

Hey, peeps!  A quick card, a quick post....a busy week!  I thought the GDP sketch this week was a good one (although I missed the little ribbon-y thing at the top!):

I wanted to use some images from Perfect Mix and I remembered this Domestic Goddess DSP I have been hoarding!!  The red in it is actually Poppy Parade, but Watermelon Wonder is pretty close.  So here we go:

The sentiment and heart are from a retired set called Kind and Cozy; I made the scalloped edge at the bottom with a Layering Squares die!  All in all, pretty simple!  This might be a birthday card, might just be a "thinking of you" card....haven't decided yet!  But I do love these papers!  Thanks for popping in today!

I took Cassidy to our local library for their monthly activity breakfast on Saturday...they listened to books, did five crafts and then had pancakes for breakfast!  It was pretty awesome!  She did a scratch-off picture:

a Valentine puppet:

and a bear magnet:

We have more crafty things to show you but we'll save them for the rest of the week!  Enjoy your day!

Project Details--All Product Stampin Up Unless Noted
Stamps Perfect Mix, Kind and Cozy (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Domestic Goddess DSP (ret)
 Ink Watermelon Wonder
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Banner Dies (Nestability),Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SIP86 Hi There!

Hi everyone!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I will be out delivering flowers today for my family's florist shop!  That's a happy job I don't mind doing!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  This week we have some happy colors!!!

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I must admit, at first glance, these hues gave me pause, but in the end, I thought some florals were in order:

I also thought I would try some stenciling:  I sponged a background in So Saffron, then stenciled over it with Flirty Flamingo; kind of a cool look, but it did change the FF to a much oranger shade, LOL!

I added the large floral from Flower Patch, stamping it three times in Bermuda Bay, and cutting the second and third layers down to give it some dimension, then stamped the smaller flowers in Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron:

 I added a fun banner with Labeler Alphabet and finally embellished my card with some sequins and a candy dot!  The DT did an awesome job with these colors as well!  Be sure to check them out at SIP!  And be sure to play along with us!

 Making Valentine sugar cookies!

We used this recipe from Pinterest...they were delicious!!!  I cut the recipe in half, still used one egg, no milk, and added a little extra flour until the dough was no longer sticky.  And we didn't have time to put frosting on them, but they are still yummy!  Have a heart-filled day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

MTS163 Linda's Birthday

Hi peeps!  Hope you had a good weekend!  I have several birthdays coming up in February, and my card stash is in sad shape, so I went to work!  The Match the Sketch sketch was a pretty one:

I am trying to use up some of my DSP stash; these pretty ones are from Blooms & Bliss!  They make it so easy to create layers since they coordinate so well:

I liked the heart element, so I stamped the sentiment from Avant Garden and punched it out with a heart punch, then layered it on top of some stitched circles that match the colors in the DSP.  I even lightly stamped the flower from Avant Garden as well....such a pretty effect and it matches that DSP perfectly!

And the inside:

I think my friend Linda will love it!

Cassidy went to a trampoline center yesterday....a great way to work off some energy when the weather is SO icky....too cold and damp to do anything outside!  We have three days off coming up and I don't know what I am going to do to keep her busy!!!

Thanks for popping in and have a blessed day!

Project Details - All Supplies SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Avant Garden (SAB)
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP
 Ink Mint Macaron, Island Indigo
Accessories Island Indigo ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Die, Heart Punch (ret)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Paper Players 331

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Nance is our Paper Players hostess today with a lovely color palette!  I had so many ideas in my head!  Here's the prompt:

I used a SAB set called Delicate Details for my clean and simple creation; The sketch is from last week's Freshly Made Sketches;  I didn't have time to play with it then, so I am using it today!

My card base is Naturals White, and I stamped one of the lace panels in Smoky Slate three times and trimmed it out.  I didn't have any Copper Foil sheets, but I did have some Brushed Copper cardstock from a while back, so I used that instead to diecut some birds; I also cut some from Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate, then adhered them on each "branch". 

My final touches were a branch of  Brushed Copper diecut using the Flourishes die, and a little heat-embossed copper sentiment.  Of course, I messed up my first stamping, so I stamped it again and cut it out on a little banner...not the best save, but I didn't feel like starting all over again, LOL!

I am sure you have some glorious ideas for these elegant colors....can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to share them with us at the Paper Players, and meanwhile, check out the DT samples there as well, or click on them below:

I had to share this photo of my great-nephew Chaz from our snow day.  He is actually touching his nose with his tongue!!!  This kid is too funny!  It was so cold; look at their red cheeks, too! 

Enjoy your day!

Project Details
Stamps Delicate Details, Small Sayings (ret SU)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Brushed Copper
 Ink Copper Encore, Smoky Slate
Tools     Big Shot, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder, Bitty Banners Die, Flourishes Die, Chirping Birds Die (Poppystamps)