Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Punkins and Corn

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I managed to get in a little stamping time on Monday and was able to play with my new Pick a Pumpkin bundle!  What a fun little set!  This paper from Painted Autumn looks like corn, don't you think, LOL?  So I used it as a background for my card today:

I stamped some pumpkins in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Sahara Sand, then diecut them with the Patterned Pumpkin Framelits, along with some of the curly vines and leaves:

I did not realize the little accents were included in the framelits....cuuuuuute!  I can't wait to play with them some more!  I also stamped a sentiment from Painted Harvest in Old Olive:

There are so many possibilities with this set---hope you liked it!

Wayne took this photo of Cassidy while she watched the fireworks on Saturday night.  She was a little trooper, as we had an almost four-hour wait from when we arrived at the park to when the fireworks started!  It was worth it!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Pick a Pumpkin, Painted Harvest
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP, Old Olive
 Ink Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz
Tools     Big Shot, Patterned Pumpkins Framelits, Old Olive Marker, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SIP117 Watercolored Jack

Hi peeps!  Tuesday brings us another Stamp Ink Paper challenge, and we've got a watercolor one for you today!

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My friend Debbie bought this cute little Jack-o-Lantern image for me last summer and I just had to ink him up with some Stazon ink and color him in with some ink and reinkers:

I used the sketch from Fab Friday and the colors from Just Us Girls:

I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler to color him in, then added a sentiment from Newton's Nook.  The DSP is Painted Autumn, cardstock is Thick Very Vanilla!  Since my weeks have been so busy, it seems CAS is the only thing I can do these days!  Hopefully I'll get to play with some of my new goodies soon!

I hope you'll stop by the Stamp Ink Paper blog and see what the other designers watercolored...then be sure to share your creation with us too!

We went to Longwood Garden's Fireworks and Fountains show Saturday night; the musical theme was Over the Rainbow.  I was blown away by ALL of it!  You can see a video of the fountains here (scroll down to see the video portion) but to see a half hour of amazing fireworks in addition to the fountains was almost too much...we didn't know where to look first!  We had to go early and set up chairs on the lawn, but then we got to stroll the gardens and go to Cassidy's favorite part, the children's gardens!!!

There are little water jets that are timed just right to spit out water up and down this little incline...the kids love to "chase" them!

And little hidey-holes:

and lots of funny sculptures spitting water!!!

Finally, it was time for the fireworks and fountains!  I didn't take any photos, but Dana took a's really hard to capture how amazing they were!  And amazingly, with about 2000 people, we got out and on our shuttle buses very quickly!  They really know how to move us!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Medium Jack-o-lantern (Rubber Cottage),Spooky Street (Newton's Nook)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Tools     Aquapainter, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banner Dies (Nestabilties)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Paper Players 362 Clean and Simple Harvest

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I am the hostess over at the Paper Players, and I've chosen a harvest theme for our Clean and Simple challenge:

Isn't Nance's prompt so pretty?  I bought this Our Daily Bread Designs stamps at a stamp show last summer, and this is the first time I've inked it up!  I thought it would be ideal for today's challenge:

I stamped it on a diecut panel of Very Vanilla in Cajun Craze ink and added a tiny bit of shading with some Crumb Cake ink.  I added a simple layer behind it, some Crumb Cake ribbon and stamped a sentiment from My Creative Time on the front in Chocolate Chip ink.  The inside uses a sentiment from Sweet Pea Designs:

Simple and easy!  And since it uses a stamp I purchased last July, I am submitting it to the RetroRubber challenge 71 this week of Anything Goes!  

I hope you'll play along with our harvest challenge this week!  Be sure to check out the cute samples the Paper Player designers created too!  You can see them all HERE.

The fam went out to dinner a couple weeks ago and Cassidy wanted to sit next to Wayne.  When they both ordered the same thing, she declared they were "soup twinsies"!!!  

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Mixed Holiday Sentiment (My Creative Time), Wheat Cross (Our Daily Bread Designs), Lovely Leaves (Sugar Pea Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Fall is in the Air DSP (Echo Park)
 Ink Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories Crumb Cake Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil'Inker), Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Friday, September 15, 2017


Happy Friday, peeps!  I have a CRAZY busy weekend coming up, so this will be short and sweet!  I am finally getting around to playing with some challenges; this one uses the Freshly Made Sketches sketch by my sweet friend Amy:

Although some of the submissions have very creative ways to interpret it, I stuck really close to the sketch since I didn't have a lot of time!  This is a great one to use up little scraps of DSP...these are from several years back, I just went through my papers and pulled out some Halloween colors..they're not even really Halloween papers!  They were mounted on a 4 1/4" square card made from thick white cardstock:

I added a "BOO" diecut from black glimmer paper, along with a diecut bat, a little black mouse and some stars and stardust!

A cute little mixture of old and new!

This will give you an idea of what a sweetheart Wayne is; Dana had to get her nails done Thursday night before the wedding and ran out of time to work on Cassidy's feet....believe me, from a summer of running around barefooted, they needed some TLC!  So Wayne took her home, cranked up the foot spa, added some bubbles and gave Cassidy a little foot treatment!  What a guy!  Cassidy looks like she is enjoying it, too!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat, Hearts Come Home (stars)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Basic Black, Black Glimmer (ret), Misc DSPs from my stash
 Ink Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits (bat), Boo to You Framelits (ret, Boo!), Seaside Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Scrappy Fall Card

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Wow, how can it be the middle of the week already?!  I still haven't been able to check out any challenges this week...we are in the middle of painting walls, so that is good, but it doesn't leave much time for crafting!  SO....I whipped up this card pretty quickly using some scraps from yesterday's you recognize that plaid and the Old Olive?!

I used a Sugar Pea set to stamp some leaves on the Old Olive circle, layering it behind the plaid circle.  Since these papers were 6x6, I always have leftover strips, so I took some from the same Echo Park's Fall Is In the Air and Photoplay's Autumn Day pads to create some banners and pumpkins!  I sponged the edges to give the pumpkins some depth and added a baker's twine bow:

Aren't the prints on the banners cute?  I also stamped "friend" from a Paper Pumpkin set a few months back:

I mounted everything on a Sahara Sand card base that was embossed with a Darice Fall Leaf Background embossing folder.  The inside has more leaves and a sentiment from the same Sugar Pea set:


Another fall card for my stash!!

I couldn't hold out any longer, I just had to share my favorite photo from the wedding; some of you might have seen it on Facebook already.  This was right at the beginning of the wedding; she was peeking around Wayne and Dana to see the two little loves of her life, Mason and Eric.  I will definitely be printing this one out!

Have a wonderful day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Lovely Leaves (Sugar Pea Designs), Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Fall Is In the Air (Echo Park), Autumn Day (Photoplay), misc pieces from my scrap pile!
 Ink Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Accessories Thick Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Circle Dies (Lil'Inker), Pumpkin Dies 350-T (Impression Obsession), Fall Leaf Background EF (Darice), Sponge Daubers, Chocolate Chip Marker, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SIP116 Clean and Simple Fall

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means Stamp Ink Paper time!  We have an appropriate clean-and-simple challenge today--fall!

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I have a gazillion fall stamps, it's my next favorite season to stamp after Christmas!  Since the prompt showed a leaf, I thought I would use a retired SU stamp called Magnificent Maple, along with some autumn-hued scrapbook papers:

For the front, I mounted a piece of plaid paper from Echo Park's Fall Is In The Air 6x6 pad on an Old Olive card, and diecut it with a stitched circle die from Lil'Inker.  For the inside, I started by inking the leaf first in Versamark ink, then in Chocolate Chip, stamping it on white cardstock and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder.  I colored it in with a damp aquapainter and reinkers, then fussy-cut it out:

I mounted it on a piece of paper from Photoplay's Autumn Day 6x6 pad and adhered it to the inside with a dimensional:

Finally, the sentiment from PTI's Wreath for All Seasons was stamped in the lower right with Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze ink.  The design is simple but the papers add a lot of interest! I really wanted to add some more doodads, but I tried to keep it clean and simple!

I hope you'll check out what the designers did....their creativity will amaze you! Check them out at the SIP blog!

Here's a little view of the gazebo in Lewes where Wayne and Dana's wedding took place; this was the afternoon before, when we had rehearsal; our minister was there waiting for us!  The photos just don't do the flowers justice....they were lush and beautiful!  I only wish I had taken more pictures!


Wayne's little nephew took it upon himself to pluck some of the flowers to give to Cassidy (in the middle of the ceremony!) to put in her bouquet...what a little gentleman!

She adores this little guy, as well as his baby brother!

Thanks for popping in today--enjoy the day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Magnificent Maple (ret), Wreath for All Seasons (Papertrey)
Card stock & Papers     Old Olive, Whisper White, Photoplay Autumn Day DSP, Echo Park Fall Is In The Air DSP, 
 Ink Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Circles Dies (Lil'Inker), Heat Tool Clear Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Monday, September 11, 2017

Merry Cafe Fall Style

Happy Monday, peeps!  Thinking of all the people in Florida...we have friends and family there and are just praying that each and every one stays safe!

Now that the wedding is behind us, I am trying to get back into the new normal, which I am sure will be a transition for all of us!  Poor Cassidy is still trying to get her head wrapped around it...her mom's married but she still spent last night at our house!  All will fall into place soon!  

I haven't had time to play with any challenges yet, but I wanted to share a card I made last week while I still had Merry Cafe on my desk:

I stamped the coffee cup from Coffee Cafe on some Wood Textures paper and stamped various leafy elements on it from the Merry Cafe set; the lid was stamped in Cajun Craze on Peekaboo Peach cardstock and shaded with some ink and a blender pen.  I mounted it on a Very Vanilla panel that was embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder, then I added the "label" as well as some sweet little leaves from Colorful Seasons:

To give the leaves some interest, I inked them in a lighter color, then sponged a darker color around the edges before stamping and cutting them out with the Seasonal Layers framelits.  I added a leaf and a sentiment from Coffee Cafe on the inside, too:

I just love the warm feel that the embossing and the fall colors give this card!

So I have several wedding photos but I thought I would share these first.....during the ceremony and finally at the end!  I took these myself; we'll get some from the photographer later!  I also have a couple of cute ones of Cassidy...I'll share them throughout the week.  It was a perfect day, not too hot or cold and the setting was beautiful!  A gazebo in the picturesque town of Lewes, Delaware (pronounced Lewis) was the "venue" and it was surrounded by lush flowers and green grass....tiny, but perfect!

More photos to come, I promise!  Have a blessed day!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Coffee Cafe, Merry Cafe, Colorful Seasons
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers