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Thursday, February 21, 2019

IB60 Sending Letters


Happy Thursday, peeps!  It's time for another Inspired By challenge...boy, the week flies by, doesn't it?  Anyway, after checking out Laurel's inspiration photo, I was inspired to do a vintage/eclectic card...I haven't done one of them for a while!  So here we go:


And here is the prompt:

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I searched for some papers that I knew had lots of little letters on it like this...but of course, I couldn't find it!  So I went instead for some papers by Photo Play and My Mind's Eye, stamped some vintage images from various sets and embellished it with a shabby seam-binding bow.  (You can see directions on how to create shabby seam-binding HERE).



And I think my favorite stamped image is this row of vintage pencils:


Do you still write letters?  I have to admit, I send out lots of cards but don't write letters much any more!  It is definitely a dying art!  But I still love pens, pencils and paper!  I hope this will inspire you to create something for our Inspired By challenge this week...can't wait to see it!

 Sledding in the snow one week, riding bikes the next...Pennsylvania weather is CRAZY!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Postcard (ret), Established Elegance (ret), Vignette: Old Type (Stamplorations), Vintage Pencils (unknown maker)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, French Flea Market DSP (Photo Play), Blush DSP (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Accessories Pleated Ribbon (ret), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (ret), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Label Punch (ret), Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FMS376 and CASCSC309 A Little Hello


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Well, it is snowing here to beat the band, and I am waiting for my sister to arrive; she's flying up from SC and driving from Philadelphia!  Yikes!  I am praying her all the way!  I did have a little stamping time this morning since Cassidy had no school, and I made a card using the colors from CAS Colours and Sketches as well as the cute little sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:



I am still working through using all my current SU stamps, and this one uses Apron Love!  Haven't gotten that one inky in a while!  I cut the apron from the Gingham Gala DSP, added some Daffodil Delight straps and a little white and So Saffron pocket:


I stamped the flower stems in Pear Pizzazz and attempted to emboss the flowers in white, but I neglected to brush away some of the powder from the stems...hope the recipient doesn't mind, LOL!


I did outline the flowers with a Daffodil Delight marker just to make them stand out a bit more!  I added a couple of die-cut hearts, an embossed bottom panel and a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings!  I really like this fresh, springy color combo!  

On President's Day, our retired interim pastor invited Cassidy and Dana over for lunch....Pastor Dan is so good with Cassidy, he is a blessing to all of us!


Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Apron of Love, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Gala DSP, Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Pear Pizzazz, White Craft
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Apron Builder Thinlets, Be Mine Framelits, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Quilt Top Embossing Folder

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Green and Serene


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Just a quick post today!  This card was one I originally made for my own monochromatic challenge at the Paper Players, but I kind of "forgot" that it was supposed to be clean and simple!  SO I started over, but finished this one anyway because I really like it!  So here we go:


I used the same Serene Garden, but stamped it in Granny Apple Green on Soft Sea Foam cardstock, using my Stamparatus to get a good image!  The flower was shaded with a blender pen, then diecut and popped up.  My sentiment is from Accented Blooms and punched with the matching punch.  Before adhering it to my card front, I ran the panel through the Subtle Embossing folder for a little extra dimension!  I think these colors are unusual together, but I love the final result!  And since the Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week is monochromatic also, I am entering this!

Speaking of green, we got some new-to-us John Deere green this weekend!  Last weekend while at a Christian retreat, we took a ride and found this for sale on the side of road!  Needless to say, it was a pricey weekend!  But hubby is HAPPY!



We are supposed to get 3-5" of snow tomorrow, so I had better see this thing in action, LOL!  Enjoy your day and thanks for popping it today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Serene Garden, Accented Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam
 Ink Granny Apple Green
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, Tailored Tag Punch, Garden Scene Framelits, Blender Pen, Stamparatus

Monday, February 18, 2019

FF0027 and SS551 Wish Upon A Star


Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a day off today for President's Day, and it's a good thing cuz I have a busy week coming up! I squeaked in some stamping time yesterday for two challenges:  Festive Friday and Sketch Saturday:

#festivefridaychallenge, #FF0027, Stampin Up, Stars

At first I was going to pass on the Festive Friday challenge, as I have NO stamps that are fairy-tale related, but I found this cool hologram unicorn paper that my friend Martha recently gave me, and I also received a new die from my friend Renita, so I thought I would put them together to create a dazzling, star-struck birthday card!  I did turn the sketch on the side to accommodate the paper:


After die-cutting the paper, I added a piece of silver foil behind the cut, heat embossed a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Upon a Star, and added some glimmer paper stars!  



And on the inside, a sentiment from the retired Perfectly Wrapped along with some Swirly Stars from Close to My Heart:


So happy you popped in today! 

Armed and dangerous, ready for Nerf Night..and sitting in her car seat!


 Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Perfectly Wrapped (ret), Upon a Star (Lawn Fawn), Swirly Stars (Close to My Heart ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Silver Foil, Glimmer Paper (ret), Unicorn Paper (unknown)
 Ink Memento Black, Silver Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Star Dies (Nestabilities), Small Star Punch (ret), Curved Stitch Die (Penny Black), Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Sunday, February 17, 2019

PP429 CAS Monochromatic Birthday


Happy Sunday, peeps!  I am the hostess at the Paper Players this week with a clean-and-simple monochromatic challenge! 


I have found lately that I have been challenged when doing CAS cards---I really want to add layers, ribbons, pearls, whatever!  But at my very first Stampin' Up! workshop, the card we made used three things...some Very Vanilla paper, a cornucopia, speckle and sentiment stamps, and some Really Rust ink...that was it!  And I was thrilled!  So we should be able to still do that, right?!  So my card today does have a couple of layers, and I did use some sequins, tools and a blender pen, but it's still pretty simple:


I chose Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral as my monochromatic shades, and stamped some images from Serene Garden in Flirty Flamingo ink and colored them with a blender pen, then shaded them with some Calypso Coral.  My sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral, and it is from the retired Watercolor Wishes kit.  As a nod to that first card I created, I stamped some speckles with my old faithful Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp!  I added some Wink of Stella to my little butterfly...did you know that you can open the barrel of your pen and add some alcohol when it seems like your pen has run dry?  There is still lots of glitter left in there!  But be warned, sometimes it might come out FAST...see how my butterfly has a rather lop-sided load of glitter, LOL?!


Anyway, to add interest to the rest of my card, I cut off a corner to reveal a stamped leaf, then added a little stitched line and a few well-placed Gingham Gala sequins:



And who remembers piercing?  I added a little bit to the upper left corner:


And finally, I had this stitched circle in my scrap bin, so I stamped a sentiment from Treat Time on it for the inside:


So we can't wait to see your CAS creation!  Share it with us on the Paper Player blog, and be sure to check out what the designers came up with as well!

Cassidy continues her hairdressing skills on one of Dana's old Barbie dolls....I believe she is dressed in a dress I made with fabric from I dress I once wore!!  



Hmmm...the colors and prints in that dress make me want to stamp something, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Serene Garden, Treat Time, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Watercolor Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
 Ink Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral
Accessories Gingham Gala Sequins
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Paper Piercer, Piercing Mat (ret), Blender Pen, Wink of Stella Pen

Saturday, February 16, 2019

CTD530 and TMS490 for Dana


Happy Saturday, everyone!  Today is Dana's birthday and I can share my card with you because she's already received it!!  I was intrigued by the color palette at the Color Throwdown this week, and I also liked the sketch from Tuesday Morning sketches:


So here we go:


I gave a plethora of products some love on this one, LOL!  The stamps are all SU; Painted Harvest for the flower; Rooted in Nature for the leaf; and an old Paper Pumpkin set for the sentiment and as an afterthought, I threw in the butterfly!  I used a combination of Melon Mambo and Berry Burst for the flower, with Smoky Slate for the center and leaf:


My print papers are from MME's Gingham Farm; the horizontal Berry Burst piece was cut with a die from Swirly Snowflakes, and the scalloped border is from Close to My Heart!  Finally on the inside, another Paper Pumpkin sentiment (I have SO many of them!) and I repeated the leaf stamp!


We are off very early today to take another load of tools from my dad's house to the auction!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Friday, February 15, 2019

AYSI194 When I Think Simple


Happy Friday, everyone!  Woohoo, the weekend is upon us!  It's also time for another As You See It challenge, one that's near and dear to my heart....fill in this blank:

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My fill-in is:  stamp, ink and one layer of paper!  That's sometimes a challenge, as I love layers and DSP!  But I have been neglecting my Christmas cards this year, so I thought I would make a simple one-layer card for the holidays, and here we go:


I chose one of SU's notecards on which to stamp my little birds from Flora and Fauna, because it is heavy, thick cardstock and I knew my watercoloring would not bleed through!  I used Stazon black and simple watercolored each little bird with some ink and an aquapainter:  



The sentiment is stamped in Real Red, inside and out.  It's really hard to resist adding some doodads, but I didn't succumb!  


And since my sentiment is "peace", I am entering this in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge, where their challenge is Peace!


So what is your fill-in-the-blank when you think "simple"?  Check out the As You See It blog to see what the others created, and share your simple creation with us too!



Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Winter Aviary (Flora and Fauna), Peace Joy Love (Lawn Fawn), Sentiments Traditional Christmas (Kaiser)
Card stock & Papers     SU Notecard
 Ink Stazon Black, Pacific Point, Real Red, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Gray Granite
Accessories
Tools     Stamparatus, Aquapainter