Monday, March 27, 2017

MTS169 Avant Sugarplum

Happy Monday, everyone!  I am really running behind today; I almost didn't bother to post this card, I was so lazy!  But here it is!  I wanted to use Avant Garden and Delicate Details at least one more time before the end of SAB, and the Match the Sketch sketch seemed perfect for it:

I did some monochromatic stamping with Sweet Sugarplum ink on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using the Avant Garden set, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder:

I stamped two rows of lace and the birthday sentiment from Cottage Greetings on a piece of Very Vanilla and fussy-cut the bottom and rounded the top corners.  I also added a diecut from the Flourish set of dies because I felt it needed a vertical dimension!

Another one for my birthday stash!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details--All Products SU
Stamps Avant Garden, Cottage Greetings, Delicate Details
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum
Tools     Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Corner Rounder Punch, Flourish Dies, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 26, 2017

PP337 More Birthday Birds

Hi peeps!  Sunday brings us another Paper Players challenge with Claire as our sketch hostess!  Wowza, I loved this one and I got a chance to play with lots of goodies to create my card today!

I seem to have birds on my mind lately!  I needed a birthday card for my SIL, and I felt like doing something vintage, so I pulled out some pretty neutral papers and a couple vintage sets:

The birds and the sentiment are from a Crafty Secrets set called Bird Lovers; they were stamped in Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede, with sponging all around:

The background on the vertical panel is from an Artistic Outpost set called Birds of a Feather, and I don't normally put real buttons on my cards anymore as it costs more postage, but since this card is being hand-delivered, I added a vintage button and some velveteen ribbon as an accent:


And on the inside of the card (Tip Top Taupe), I added some sentiments from another Crafty Secrets set called Garden Girls; I thought the vintage font fit the theme of my card!

I hope you like the sketch as much as I do and play along with us!  You can see what the others created here:

Finally....a nice day, a walk in the park, fun in the sun!

Project Details--All Supplies SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Garden Girls and For the Birds (Crafty Secrets ret), Birds of a Feather (Artistic Outpost)
Card stock & Papers     Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla, Autumn Day DSP (Photoplay); Grateful DSP (Authentique); Park Bench DSP (Fancy Pants)
 Ink Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede
Accessories Velveteen Ribbon (ret), Linen Thread, Vintage Button
Tools     Big Shot, Circle Dies (Nestabilities), Stitched Circle Dies (Lil'Inker), Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil'Inker), Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Scallop Borders Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Saturday, March 25, 2017

MOJO489 Avant Garden Celebrate You


 Happy Saturday, everyone!  Hope your weekend is going well so far!  I have another birthday card today; this one uses Avant Garden because it will be retiring soon and I want to get some use out of it!  I used the Mojo Monday sketch:

I started with an Island Indigo card base and added some retired Sahara Sand DSP and a circle of Blooms and Bliss DSP:

I noticed that the flower from Avant Garden was very similar to the flowers on the DSP, so I stamped one, along with the center, and cut them out for my embellishment.  The Island Indigo ink was a little too blue, so I inked up my stamp with a wee little bit of Mint Macaron first, then added the Indigo ink, and I think I managed to match it fairly well!  I added a pretty sentiment from Suite Sayings, a few little speckles, a scalloped circle mat, and it was done!

Have a great weekend and be blessed!

I am scrambling to find pictures of Cassidy---we haven't been doing any fun activities, and it's been too cold outside, but I did find this one from before St Patrick's Day!  My friend Maryanne made these wee little leprechaun boxes filled with candy for all my stampers at my last Cards & Coffee....Cassidy thought they were really fun, and so did I!

Maryanne is amazing!  Thanks, Maryanne!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next Paper Players challenge too!  See you then!

Project Details--All Supplies SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Avant Garden, Suite Sayings
Card stock & Papers     Island Indigo, Sahara Sand,  Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Sahara Sand Prints DSP(ret)
 Ink Mint Macaron, Island Indigo
Tools     Big Shot, Circle Dies (Nestabilities)

Friday, March 24, 2017

FMS280and SR365 Birthday Bluebird

Happy Friday, peeps!  It's the end of the week and hopefully, the beginning of some warmer weather! My birthday card stash is very low, so I worked on a couple of cards to fill in, but I still need more!  This one uses the FMS sketch:

and the Stampin' Royalty challenge of "spring":

You really can't get much more springy than a bluebird!  I stamped him on thick white cardstock and watercolored him, then did the same with the branch and added a simple sentiment.  Before I adhered Mr Bluebird with dimensionals, I stamped the background stamp from Touches of Textures with Soft Sky ink to give the impression of sky:

I really like the effect it gives!  And it's quite clean and simple!

Happy to be coloring....not happy to be photographed!  Enjoy your day!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Best Birds, Touches of Texture
Card stock & Papers     Thick White
 Ink Basic Black, Marina Mist, Flirty Flamingo, Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Tools     Dimensionals, Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Dies

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MM240 Vintage Bells

Hi peeps, just a quick Christmas card today using a vintage postcard image for the Merry Monday's challenge of bells:

After printing the postcard on some cardstock, I matted it with a piece of Soft Sky and added some Pool Party stitched ribbon.  My background paper was also printed from a past Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas download; sentiment is from Verve's Unto Us, which was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and diecut with a Stitched Shape, and accented with a little champagne glimmer paper diecut bell:

Of course, the pups are pulling on some vintage bells in the postcard:

Aren't they sweet?

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

I forgot to share this photo of Cassidy's "Thing 1" from her Dr Seuss day!!  It cracked me up....a white plastic spoon, pipe cleaners and some blue shreddie!  TOO funny!  Those library ladies are so creative!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Unto Us (Verve), Images Digitally Reproduced
Card stock & Papers     Champagne Glimmer (ret), Naturals White (ret), Soft Sky, Computer Paper
 Ink Chocolate Chip, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand (for shading)
Accessories Gold Brad, Pool Party Stitched Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die220Q (Impression Obsession Christmas Shapes), Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy Daffodils

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Today is my friend Martha's birthday, and since I know she likes purple, I created this card for her using Basket Bunch:

Perfect Plum is a color I rarely use, so it was nice to break it out (my foam ink pad still had the cello wrapper on it!!) and create a pretty spring bouquet:

I stamped the flowers and leaves on thick white cardstock and colored them with an aquapainter and inks.  The basket was diecut from Kraft cardstock and mounted on a stitched oval.  Then it was mounted on some striped DSP.  Simple and easy!  Happy Birthday, Martha!

Have a blessed day!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Basket Bunch
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Kraft, Perfect Plum DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Basket Builder Dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SIP91 for Andrea's Awesome Birthday

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday and that means another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  This week we are celebrating Andrea's birthday!  Woohoo!!

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Since I had my Right at Home "Color In Sentiments" stamp set already sitting on my desk, I thought I would use that big "awesome" on my card and practice my ombre coloring some more:

This yummy SAB glimmer paper was calling my name, and although it doesn't capture well in the photo, it matches my Bermuda Bay sentiment perfectly!  I cut out a frame from a Reverse Confetti die, stamped the sentiments, and colored in the "awesome" with an aquapainter and some ink:

I added a few swirly stars around the outside edge, a big diecut star, and a sentiment on the inside with some more glimmer!

Check out the SIP blog to see what the other designers came up with....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDREA!

A little playdoh action, making caterpillars (large and small)!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details
Stamps Suite Sentiments, Endless Birthday Wishes, Color In Sentiments (Right at Home) Everyday Expressions (the Paper Studio), Swirling Stars Essentials (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Bermuda Bay Glimmer
 Ink Memento Black, Bermuda Bay
Tools     Big Shot, Lacy Scallop Frame Die (Reverse Confetti), Star Dies (Nestabilities), Dimensionals, Aquapainter, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Punch

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thanks a Bunch


Hi everyone!  Happy Spring!  I have a very quick little card today....I didn't get much stamping done this weekend, but I did manage to make a thank you for a customer, using Basket Bunch!  There are so many possibilities with this set, but these little carrots just cracked me up! Pinterest is full of examples, I can't wait to play around with it some more!

I stamped the carrots in Basic Black ink and watercolored them with Cool Cucumber, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie inks, diecut them, then mounted them on some Stitched Shapes ovals:

They make me smile!  Thanks for popping in today!

One more little snow's melting slowly, but while Grampy was shoveling out, Cassidy insisted on helping, and we didn't discourage her!

Mostly she just shoveled it under the shed, LOL!

Enjoy your day!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Basket Bunch
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Peekaboo Peach, In Color DSP (Cool Cucumber)
 Ink Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Cool Cucumber, Pumpkin Pie
Tools     Big Shot, Basket Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Dies, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Sunday, March 19, 2017

PP336 CAS Baby

Hi everyone!  It's Sunday and that means Paper Players time!  Joanne has a clean-and-simple challenge today, and I am happy she does....because I don't have any baby cards!  So here we go:

I had a lot of ideas for this challenge, and I ended up making two!  Not sure how CAS this is, but at least the card base is!!  I used the beautiful color palette from Fab Friday:

and the little bunnies from Basket Bunch, which I finally broke down and got...toooooo cute!


I made a mini envelope using the die from Love Notes; colored and diecut all the little bunnies and the bow from Basket Bunch; and the hearts are from Foxy Friends:

I loved this idea so much, I even made another card, using a really old Cuttlebug embossing folder and the Stitched Shapes dies and again, the bunnies:

Aren't they the sweetest?

I can't decide which one I like best!!!

I can't wait to see what you create for this CAS "welcome baby" challenge!  Share your creations with us at the PP blog, and be sure to check out what the designers came up with as well and show them some love!  I am sure you'll get some inspiration!

Decorating the Easter tree!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Foxy Friends, Basket Bunch, Nursery Necessities (ret), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach
 Ink Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Love Note Dies, Cross Stitch Mini Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Mini Tag Dies (Cuttlebug), Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inker), Aquapainter, Dimensionals