Sunday, August 2, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Happy Thursday, peeps! I want to thank everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes and cards I received on Tuesday….makes getting older a little bit easier, LOL! I hope to share some of the cards with you soon! It seems my stamping and blogging time has been severely limited this summer, but that’s okay. Cassidy will be heading for kindergarten in the fall, so I want to spend as much time with her as I can! We had a sleepover last night and she is still sleeping at 8am, so I was able to get in a little stamp time this morning:
There is very little stamping on this, just the verse from a retired Cornish Heritage Farms set, which I stamped in Tangerine Tango. I diecut the bird in Lost Lagoon and the branch in Crumb Cake and punched out the flower in Tangerine Tango as well. I know these colors are unusual but I saw a dress the other day using these colors, so I had to go with it! The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches, and I flipped it so my little bird wouldn’t be staring off into space:
and it’s also for the Kraft Journal’s CAS challenge to use an inspirational message! I hope you enjoy your day…it’s going to be another hot one in PA!
We went to a nearby pool yesterday….it’s in the heart of the Amish country, and yes, the Amish people like to go swimming, too! It was cool to be at the pool and hear the clip-clop of the horse-drawn buggies going down the road! Anyway, Cassidy finally grasped the concept of doggy-paddling, so she wore herself out swimming around the pool! No pix, but when she came home, she continued playing in the water with her water table, flipping the little swimmers:
After dinner, she brought them inside and lined them up with her mini puppies and they took turns sliding down the sliding board, LOL!!!
Thanks for visiting!
Monday, July 27, 2015
Happy Monday, peeps! Hope you all had a great weekend. It’s been too long since I played with the Color Throwdown gals, and their challenge was so cute, I just had to squeak in some stamping time! Here’s their inspiration:
and the As You See It DT had a fun sketch, too:
And here’s my card:
I used a bunch of fun stuff here! Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge and Watercolor Wishes provided the images and sentiment; I used Coastal Cabana, Lucky Limeade and Smoky Slate for my ink colors, and my card base is Basic Gray. Here’s a closeup of the tag:
I diecut some hearts using the Mini Treat Bag die, as well as using some retired sequins, DSP and twine, the small butterfly punch and tag punch! I gave lots of products lots of love! Thanks for visiting today!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
As I mentioned, last week “the girls” took a couple days to go to the Delaware shore, where we hit the beach at Cape Henlopen:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Happy Wednesday, peeps! You all were so gracious about my faux shaker card from Sunday’s post, I thought I would prove to you that I honestly do know how to make a real shaker card! This idea was rattling around in my head for a while after I received Sprinkles of Life and I finally took it to fruition…no pun intended:
I used some Farmer’s Market DSP and the new Tags & Labels dies to make my shaker window. I stamped and punched out the tree, bird and apples and assembled the whole thing with a window sheet and foam tape.
It’s really cute IRL! I added a couple of banners and stamped the sentiment on an Itty Bitty Banner to finish it off. And here’s a hint about punching out those small images with the Tree Builder punch. Stamp your small image on a narrow piece of scrap cardstock (we all have plenty of them, right?):
Slide the strip into the specific punch area from the back….you should be able to wiggle it through the slot fairly easily:
Then just punch! You won’t have a bunch of other punched pieces flying around! Here’s my little apple, and I still have more cardstock on which to stamp and punch!
We are on vacation, so I am going to take a little bloggy break, but I’ll be back on Sunday with my Paper Players creation! Enjoy your week!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Happy Tuesday, peeps! Hope you’re having a good week so far! Try Stampin’ on Tuesday has a lovely sketch for you all today! What do you think:
I am always in need of Christmas cards, and I wanted to use some of the Christmas DSP in the new catalog, so went with some country plaid:
Since our “bonus” challenge is embossing, I used the Snow Flurries EF on a piece of Cherry Cobbler, added some crochet trim and Mossy Meadow baker’s twine and finally, on top, added a W+9 plaid tree and heart stamped in Always Artichoke:
I thought it might be a bit too fussy with the plaid, but I think it works well! The heart was stamped in Cherry Cobbler as well; cardstock is Naturals White. And since this week’s Merry Monday challenge features hearts, I’m entering there as well!!
I hope you’ll play along with us this week! You can check out all the other samples at the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday blog, or on our Facebook page!
A big box, a baby doll and a DVD on TV=Cassidy’s version of going to the movies!
Enjoy your day!