Friday, September 17, 2021

AYSI259 From Meow to You

 Happy Friday, peeps!  It's time for a new As You See It challenge, and this is a FUN one--literally and figuratively!  And don't be like me and miss the SPEED stamping part of it!  Ten minutes or less!!! Uh oh, I had to go back to square one!  Here's our prompt:

I had just gotten the Impression Obsession cats...they were too cute to pass up and I thought I could use them for several cat-lovers I know!  So our challenge was perfect to get them inky!  Here we go:

I lined up all the kitties on my Stamparatus and inked them up with Memento Black took a few attempts to get them fully inked, but I managed to get pretty good images!  I mounted my Basic White panel on a Granny Apple Green card to add some color, then stamped my sentiments and added a few sequins for fun:

And this fun sentiment went on the inside!  Cute and easy!  Took just a few seconds over 7 minutes, I did get interrupted by a phone call, so hopefully that was a close time!

Now, would you like to see my original card that took just a little bit longer to make:

I fussy cut my cats out after stamping them on white cardstock, then stamped the one of the left directly on to the patterned paper so I could get his whiskers in there!  They were popped up with mini black dimensionals:

And here is the inside:

I hope you'll search your funny or whimsical stamps and come create something to tickle someone's funny bone!  Just make sure you get it done within TEN minutes!  Then come share it with us at As You See It!  Thanks for visiting today!

I think my daughter sent me this photo TO BE FUNNY because she knows I can't stand eating anything blue!!  Yuck!  And just look at the expression on Cassidy's face!  I can hear Dana saying "Let's send this picture to Grammy because we know she hates blue food!"  

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Black Cat Love (Impression Obsession)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Granny Apple Green,  Bee's Knees DSP (Honey Bee)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Sequins from my stash, Mini Dimensionals, Black Mini Dimensionals, Black Gingham Ribbon, Faceted Gems
Tools     Big Shot, Word Bubbles Dies (ret), Black Blend (to color gems), Stamparatus

Thursday, September 16, 2021

IB167 Hello Fall

Hi everyone!  It's Thursday and that means a new Inspired By!  Here are our two choices this week, aren't they gorgeous?


Great sketch as well!!!

My stampin' mojo has gone missing lately, and I feel like I struggled a bit with my card today; the inspiration photos are gorgeous, I just haven't been focused enough, I guess!  Anyway, I actually used the FMS sketch this week but my foliage is so "lush" that it's hard to see, so I'll not enter it,   but my friends said I should enter it!!!  So here we go:

And here's the FMS sketch:

I used the top photo as my inspiration, diecutting three woodgrain squares, then sponging some white craft ink, then Seaside Spray on them to tone them down a little.  I used Forever Flourishing dies for the greenery, sponging the Sage Shadow ones with some white craft ink as well, then adding some Evening Evergreen ones poking out from behind.  The yellow berries are from the Poinsettia dies, and I added some Metallic pearls and a wee bit of Lost Lagoon ribbon to "tie" it all together:

A sentiment from my trusty Wreath for All Seasons from Papertrey provided my sentiment.  The main panel is Naturals White, diecut with a Wonky Stitched die and it was mounted on an Early Espresso card base:

I hope you'll find some inspiration in either of these photos, or the sketch, or both!  Hope to see you in the Inspired By gallery with whatever you create!  Thanks for popping in today!  

I am pretty sure I forgot to post this picture -- the family went to a monster truck race...that thing IS a monster!  Oh, and she got her boot off Monday!  YAY!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Wreath for All Seasons (Papertrey)
Card stock & Papers     Early Espresso, So Saffron, Evening Evergreen, Sage Shadow (ret), Naturals White (ret),  Thankful Heart DSP (Recollections)
 Ink Craft White, Seaside Spray(ret), Soft Suede
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Poinsettia Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Stitched Wonky Dies (My Favorite Things)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

RRCB167 Thoughts and Prayers

Hey all, happy Tuesday, and time for another Retro Rubber challenge, where we show some love to our older stamps!  We've got an awesome sketch for we go:

For my card, I only used one stamp from 2018, Wishing You Well, paired with some gorgeous fall papers that I've been hoarding:

I snipped out part of an image from the paper pack and diecut the remaining with a circle die, then backed it with some Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock that I sponged with some Crumb Cake ink:

I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz and diecut it into a banner:

The other layers are all from the paper pad, and I did add a wee strip of rose-colored glimmer paper to complement that little rosy leaf, but in hindsight, wish I hadn't added it....but it is what it is!

So, I hope that this sketch inspires you to pull out some of your older stamps....remember, they need to be at least a year old, and tell us the approximate age in your post!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Share it with us at Retro Rubber!

Wayne is on the tech team at our church and he helps project the songs, Bible verses and prayers on to the screen at the front.  His "office" is in the balcony of our church, and since the other tech guy was on vacation, he recruited Cassidy to help...and she did a pretty good job!  Sometimes the worship leader wants to sing a chorus again, and you have to be on your toes to make sure the right words stay on the screen, and she was right on cue!  

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters."  Psalm 24:1

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Wishing You Well (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Basic White, Crisp Cantaloupe (ret), Rose Glimmer Paper (ret), Thankful Heart DSP (Recollections)
 Ink Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Dies, Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Adorning Accents Dies (ret)

Monday, September 13, 2021

Fun with Textures and Frames

 Happy Monday, peeps, hope you had a good weekend.  I have stamp clubs today and one of the sets I'll be highlighting is the SAB set, Textures and Frames.  I have just a couple of samples I made showing what a fun set it can be!  The first one is a spooky Halloween card; I normally don't do skeletons and creepy Halloween stuff, but these little faces from the Cute Halloween DSP aren't too scary!  I simply stamped a bunch of circles and blotches in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather on the background, added some bats and cut out my three little skulls:

They're mounted on a Basic Black diecut using the Ornate Frames dies, and the sentiment is from Little Delights.  The next one is a graphic design; I stamped the rectangle images in various shades on a Sahara Sand card, then added a sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays:

The Misty Moonlight banner is also stamped with the stripes from the same set.  Finally, I created my own plaid by stamping the stripes repeatedly on a Crumb Cake panel using Pumpkin Pie ink.  I then added some Stitched Leaves and Pierced Blooms leaves with a diecut bow and a sentiment from Banner Year, diecut with the Tasteful Labels dies:

That's it for me today...if you need any questions answered about the products, shoot me an email!  Enjoy your day and BE BLESSED!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

PP558 Crazy Snowflakes for Ann's Color Challenge

 Hi peeps, happy Sunday!  Time for a new Paper Players challenge, with Ann as our fabulous hostess, and she has a fabulous color palette for us:

These are gorgeous colors together, may know me and PURPLE.  Blackberry and Razzleberry are two very-unused colors in my craft stash!  But that's why this is a challenge, right?  I needed a couple little gift bags, and I spied the Ombre Gift Bags I had just received, and thought I would decorate the the Polished Pink one.  I also wanted to use some new products from the mini, and for some reason, my mind went to snowflakes!!  Crazy, right?  But here we go:

I used the Merry Snowflakes bundle and Christmas to Remember; I used Rich Razzleberry to stamp a sentiment on the bag and Polished Pink to stamp the swirls:

I cut four different snowflakes from each of the challenge colors plus our new Pearlescent paper, then 
scattered them on the front of the gift bag, and embellished each one with a rhinestone:

I added a little brad and tag to hold the top together, then just tied on some Polished Pink ribbon for fun:

All filled up and ready to gift!

Here are both of them using the same snowflakes, just in different colors! I've never seen snowflakes these colors, but I took artistic license!!!  Anyway, I hope you'll find some inspiration from our lovely color challenge this week!  Come play along at the Players and be sure to check out what the DT created as well!  Thanks for popping in!

The first Eagles game is today, so the family went to do some Eagles "shopping" and came upon their mascot Swoop and a few cheerleaders:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas to Remember, Merry Snowflakes
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Polished Pink, Pearlescent
 Ink Polished Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon, Brad (ret), Ombre Gift Bags
Tools     Big Shot, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Stitched Snowflakes Dies

Saturday, September 11, 2021

FMS502 Beautiful Blue

Happy Saturday peeps!  Busy day so I'll make this quick!  I was not going to get the Harvest Meadow DSP but when I saw the BLUE patterns being used by some of my blog friends, I quickly changed my mind!  I used the FMS sketch to create a monochromatic card with some of those pretty papers!  Here's the sketch:

And here we go:

Very simple; I used the papers for both panels and adhered them to a Basic White card that was embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.  I didn't get the dies to go with this bundle, but I found these dies from the Sunflower dies worked very nicely, along with a sentiment from Friends are Like Seashells:

I did add a couple little gems for a wee bit of sparkle:

That's it for me! Thanks for popping in today...enjoy it and be blessed!
Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Friends are Like Seashells
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Harvest Meadow DSP
 Ink Misty Moonlight
Accessories Blue Gems
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sunflower Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder

Friday, September 10, 2021

TSOT523 Candy Corn Trio

Happy Friday, peeps!  I have a real simple card today using the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday along with the Stitched Triangle dies....this idea came to me during an insomnia-filled night, and I am sure I am not the first one to think of it:

Here's the sketch:

I cut layers of the triangle in Basic White, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight, then trimmed and adhered them together.  They went on a layer of Pumpkin Pie DSP, and a panel of Daffodil Delight that was embossed with the Checks embossing folder, and the top portion of the card is also embossed with the Dots embossing folder!  The sentiment at the bottom is from Sparkle of the Season.  These are rather plain...I might make another set with some glitter or sparkle or sequins or something!!!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!