Monday, November 11, 2019

SS589 Little Foxes

Happy Monday, peeps!  Happy Veteran's Day!  I am waaaaaay late today, too much going on this past weekend and stamp clubs today!  I did put together a card yesterday, only because I already had this cute little image stamped and colored, so I grabbed a scrap of striped paper, diecut my image and threw it all together to make a card:

The Sketch Saturday sketch worked great for me:

My little foxes (Unity A Foxy Christmas) were stamped in Cajun Craze, and I used some Arteza watercolor brushes to add some color and depth to the greenery behind them.  There's actually a little bird on the log too; I almost missed it!!  Hopefully you can see it there!  The paper I used is SU's Shimmery White.  I still need a little practice using those brushes, but it's fun to experiment!  I stamped a retired Papertrey sentiment (Signature Christmas) underneath in Mossy Meadow; there's a cute sentiment that comes with the Unity set, which I forgot about, otherwise I would have used it!  I added some sequins from my stash and it was done!  Easy!  I think next time I use this image, I'll add some darker eyes....they look a little vacant to me, LOL!

We are flying our flag today to honor our's easy to remember that John was in the Navy, but I often forget that my dad was also in the army.  He didn't see any action, but I wish I could have thanked him for his service, but he never talked about it ever!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Paper Players 467 Holiday Cheer


Hi stampers!  Happy Sunday!  Claire is our hostess at the Paper Players this week with a fabulous color challenge..bright and cheerful!  Here you go:


At first glance, I panicked a little when I saw the colors---PURPLE!!  But I put on my thinking cap and came up with this:

I used the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch:

and began my making my own "DSP" by stamping some snowflakes in all three colors on a piece of white cardstock.  It looked a little plain, so I did some sponging around the edges for more definition, which looked much better!  I created some sentiments using Concord & 9th dies, layering the "cheer" with three layers of Granny Apple Green cardstock, as well as backing the "holiday" with a wee little strip of Bermuda Bay foil:

I remembered that I had some Bermuda Bay glimmer paper from a couple of years back, so I used that to diecut a snowflake, and added a rhinestone colored with a purple Copic:

My trend lately has been to use non-traditional colors to make a Christmas card, and this one fits that bill as well, but I like it!  I hope you'll play along with these colors as don't have to make a Christmas card, you can use them for whatever you want!  Check out what the DT did as well as the Paper Players blog!

And I just happened to notice this stained glass heart that's hanging in the window in Cassidy's room; it was made by my SIL, and it has the exact same colors as Claire's challenge!  So pretty! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps All Yule Need (Paper Smooches), Winter Bits & Pieces (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay Foil, Bermuda Bay Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Rhinestone
Tools     Big Shot, Season of Cheer Dies (Concord and 9th), Copic

Saturday, November 9, 2019

FMS410 Joy to All

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have a really busy day today--Veteran's Day breakfast, stamping and shopping with my friend Debbie, a chili cookoff at church, and Cassidy is spending the night!  So this will be quick!  I decided to make a Christmas card in traditional colors (wait until you see tomorrow's!!) using the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:

And here's the sketch:

I had this little wreath sitting on my desk for a while, and I finally decided to use it; I backed it on some Let It Snow Specialty paper and added a panel of Shaded Spruce, embossed with a polka dot EF, both of them matted with a scalloped mat:

I added a Mint Macaron bow, a sentiment from Shine Bright, and my lower horizontal piece is also from Let It Snow!  Easy and traditional!  Thanks for popping in today!

Our little artist...she draws wherever she is!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Shine Bright, Beary Christmas Cardmaking (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Shaded Spruce, Let It Snow Specialty
 Ink Real Red, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Mint Macaron Ribbon, DImensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Beary Christmas Dies (CTMH), Pinewood Planks EF

Friday, November 8, 2019

AYSI213 Happy Day Sketch

Happy Friday, everyone! Brrrr, it's cold here in SE PA!  The fireplace is going today for sure!  It's time for another As You See It challenge, and it's a sketch---I love sketches!  Here's what we're working with this week:

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I recently needed a birthday card for a sweet customer; I saw recently she had a buffalo check tablecloth, so when I was going through my stash of papers, I saw these from My Mind's Eye, and since she is one of the best moms/grandmoms/great-grandmoms I've ever met, as well as one of the best cooks, I thought this would be perfect!  So here we go:

Since the papers all coordinate, it was really easy to put together; I added some Crumb Cake layers for a bit of country contrast, and used one of SU's very first photopolymer sets, Endless Birthday Wishes, as part of the sentiment:

I paired it with a diecut from a die from Well Written, and then diecut and embossed a little Crumb Cake heart and embellished with some Natural baker's twine:

She already told me she liked her card!! I hope you do too!  Thanks for visiting today--I hope you'll play along with our sketch this week at As You See It, can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Endless Birthday Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Gingham Farm DSP (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Baker's Twine, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circle Dies, Stitched Shape Dies, Well Written Dies, Be Mine Dies, Basketweave EF, Stitched Circle Dies (Sissix)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

IB97 Warm Woolen WIshes

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Time for another Inspired By challenge and with the upcoming COLD weather forecast, I think it's very appropriate! So here we go:

And here's Laurel's prompt....check out those warm blankets!  We're going to need them this weekend!

I know my background is more plaid than striped like the blankets in the picture, but while checking some cards out on other blogs, I came across this card by Heather Telford, and I loved the background so much, I just had to re-create it!  I actually had it lying on my desk, waiting to be embellished, when I saw Laurel's inspiration and I thought it might work!  I also used the Global Design Project's sketch for this week:

So to create the background, I stamped the Buffalo Check stamp in Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate cardstock, then added Cajun Craze stripes with a SU marker.  The bunny from Nature's Beauty was stamped on a stitched panel with Memento ink and colored with Blends, and the little stitched sentiment piece is from an old Whippersnapper set, stamped in Cajun Craze.  The Nature's Beauty set happens to have a little "snow" stamp, so I filled in the background with it, then added some Ice Stampin' Glitter snow: 

This pretty little sentiment from Greatest Part of Christmas hostess set was stamped on the inside:

These are unusual colors for a Christmas card, but sometimes it's fun to think outside the box!  I hope you'll play along with us and use the inspiration photo to create something warm and fuzzy!  And check out what the DT created at Inspired By too! Thanks for popping by today!

A little snuggle time:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Buffalo Check, Nature's Beauty, Greatest Part of Christmas, Winter Schminter (Whippersnapper)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate
 Ink Smoky Slate, Memento Black
Accessories White and Silver Baker's Twine (ret), Ice Stampin' Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Blends

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Reindeer and Turkeys


 Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have two cards features a reindeer and the other a turkey!  For the Jingle Belles challenge this week, they want to see Rudolf!  This wee little reindeer from Holiday Haul is a perfect image for the challenge, especially when he is embellished with a tiny red glimmer nose:

I used an 1/8" punch to punch out his nose!  Toile Tidings makes a great background, and I stamped Rudolph in Soft Suede and added a Soft Suede mat behind the stitched circle:

The sweet sentiment is from the hostess set Greatest Part of Christmas:

Now, for my turkey card!  After seeing Su Mohr's beautiful use of the Day of Thanks stamp set, I finally broke down and got it for myself!  I need a few samples using it, so I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for this one:

And here's their sketch:

I stamped Tom in Early Espresso and colored him with assorted Blend markers.  My card base is Sahara Sand, and I embossed the front with the Subtle EF and added a panel of gingham DSP.  I had a hard time imagining sequins with my turkey, so I stamped some small leaves from a past Paper Pumpkin kit in Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake, fussy-cut them out and placed them around my turkey image.

I added a half-circle scalloped mat in Real Red, and stamped a sentiment from the same set inside, along with a few subtle leaves:

I actually cut apart the Happy Thanksgiving stamp that I used on the's easy to match back together to make it long again, and having it in two pieces allows me to stamp it in different orientations!  Thanks for visiting today!

I had a little free time last month and picked up a couple of cross-stitch projects to do....this one turned into a little pillow:

I had some buffalo print fabric in tan and black for the border and back, and I hand-stitched some SU black lace trim around the edges!  Now I am working on a little tom turkey sampler!  I just went to the frame shop today and almost had a heart attack when I got the price for a frame....I think I am in the wrong business! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Holiday Haul, Greatest Part of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Real Red, Toile Tidings DSP, Red Glimmer
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, 1/8" Circle Punch

Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Day of Thanks, Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Sahara Sand Gingham DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
Accessories Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Blends, Subtle Embossing Folder

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

RRCB123 Anything Goes

Hey friends!  It's Tuesday and time for another Retro Rubber challenge, where we give our older stamps some love!  Today we have an "Anything Goes" challenge...we're leaving it up to your imagination, just make sure your stamps are at least a year old!

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I needed a few more boy birthday cards for my church family, so I pulled out Rev up the Fun (2013) and inked it up to make my card today:

These older Basic Grey papers were perfect for my motorcyle image!  I stamped it in Pretty Peacock on Rustic White cardstock and diecut it with a stitched circle die.  I added some retired Candy Dots for fun:

The sentiment was stamped in Cajun Craze, and I added a little scrap of the DSP on the banner, then embellished with a dot too:

I even stamped some tire tracks on the vertical piece!  This card is 5" square, so I will have to check my yard sale stash of envelopes for one big enough!  

I hope you'll play along with our Anything Goes challenge this week!  Just be sure to tell us how old your stamps are!  See you there! And thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy started playing the drums last week!  I am glad they are at her house and not ours, LOL!  But I am happy she's interested in it!  (And just so you know, the item behind her is a doggie toy box, shaped like a bone....had to clarify what exactly that was, LOL!)

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Rev Up The Fun (2013)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Cajun Craze, Wander DSP (Basic Grey)
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Accessories Candy Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies

CTS346 Mini Snowman

Hi peeps!  I wanted to squeeze this CAS(E) This Sketch card in before the deadline!  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card!  It uses a Memory Box die (Mini Snowman Collage) I bought a while ago and today's the first time I've used it!!!  

The die features a snowman and all his little parts...and when I say little, I mean little!!  That nose is the tiniest diecut I've ever worked with!  I used a Lil' Inker stitched rectangle die for the outside, diecut all his little pieces, then backed it with some Let It Snow Specialty DSP:

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas, and the snowflake from Holiday Haul!  Even thought his parts were WEE, he is super cute and he was fun to assemble!  Thanks for popping in today!

Halloween trick-or-treating just plumb wore Eden out!!  

Enjoy your day and be blessed!