Sunday, April 22, 2018

PP390 Celebrate You

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you're having a great weekend so far!  Jaydee is our hostess at the Players this week with a very versatile sketch:

I had another one of those sleepless nights recently, and I was tossing this sketch around in my head and when I came up with my idea, I got up and went to work...hubby was snoring, so there was no use in me trying to sleep, LOL!  I remembered the pretty set, Decorate A Daisy, and I thought it would look nice with some Delightful Daisy DSP:

It's pretty simple all-over; I used a technique I saw in the latest Stampin Success magazine (a magazine for demonstrators) that uses the Stamparatus in a two-step process; adhere your stamp to the plate and stamp in your desired color; clean the stamp without removing it, then ink and stamp again with Versamark ink!  This allows you to emboss it in clear embossing powder and thereby allowing you to have an embossed image in any color you want!  Pretty slick!  I inked my daisy in Daffodil Delight and once I heat-embossed it, colored the flower in with my filled in between the embossed lines like a dream!  I stamped the center in Night of Navy and punched it out before adhering it to my flower:

I stamped and fussy-cut the banner after stamping some words from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, then cut the banner into two pieces and fit them under my daisy:

I used the same set for my inside sentiment, filling in with a couple of Daffodil Delight flowers:

Such a fun, cheerful's going to a special someone, too!  I hope you'll play with our sketch this week, it's always fun to see what you creative souls come up with!  Share it at the Paper Players, and meanwhile, check out what the DT did:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan

Cassidy not only got new shades, but took a selfie of herself wearing them!!

 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, Decorate A Daisy (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy, Delightful Daisy DSP
 Ink Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories Clear Embossing Powder
Tools     1" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Stamparatus, Dimensionals

Saturday, April 21, 2018

FMS333 and HOC April Wedding Love

Happy Saturday, peeps!  It's wedding day for John's nephew Philip, so my card today is a wedding card using the FMS sketch by Narelle and (again) the House of Cards challenge, this time the colors:

I remembered that her shower invite was florals in wine and pinks, so I found some papers from Authentique called Grateful, and went to work with my Altenew Painted Flowers set:

I stamped the flowers on some Rustic White (Papertrey) cardstock in Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi and Basic Black nks; the sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp called Peonies.  I added some scalloped mats and a few sequins:

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from God's Blessings (ret) and added just the outline stamp of the flower in Sweet Sugarplum...I really like that effect!

Thanks for popping in today!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge too!

A little origami activity:

A penguin and a giraffe...not a good photo but you get the idea!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Friday, April 20, 2018

AYSI174 Something I Borrowed

Happy Friday, peeps!  It's time for another As You See It challenge!  Here's a fun one:  Something I Borrowed!  Yikes!

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I have so many stamps, I rarely borrow anything!!  But I did borrow this stamp set from my sister (another one from 1997!) called Bees and Blossoms; I always loved it and she rarely stamps any more, even though she does raise bees!  So my luck!  Here is my notecard-sized creation:

I used the challenge from House of Cards for this month too, which is to use the colors and/or florals in a corner, and I used the flowers in a corner:

I first stamped the honeycomb image several times on Crumb Cake cardstock with Sahara Sand ink, then stamped the flower image with Memento ink and colored it with my blends.  I stamped the bee skep on the Crumb Cake and again on a scrap of Crushed Curry, colored and cut it out, then adhered it on top of the original image with dimensionals:


I added a little ribbon of Crushed Curry and some subtle sequins, then stamped the sentiment at the top:

I need a card for an upcoming birthday for I think I'll add a sentiment to the inside for that special someone!

I hope you'll show us something that you "borrowed" and created a card's fun to have stamping friends who are willing to share things! If you don't have any borrowed stamps, maybe it's a borrowed idea...use your imagination and share it with us at As You See It!

Every day after school we make popcorn in my old air popper:

Sometimes we look at the popcorn to see if we can see shapes or animals in it:

I thought this one looked a wee bit like a crab:

And Cassidy thought that this looked like a hippo; or maybe there's a lion's face in there?!

Anyway, it doesn't last long enough to be critiqued too much...she gobbles it up!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bees and Blossoms (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Notecard; Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry
 Ink Sahara Sand, Memento Black
Accessories Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop),Crushed Curry SAB Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Blends, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 19, 2018

IB16 Hung Out To Dry

Happy Thursday, peeps!  It's time for another Inspired By challenge, a perfect one for a blustery spring day, of which we have had many!  One of my favorite smells is the one sheets and linens get after being hung on the washline, a bit like this:

My sweet, generous friend Teri gave me this SU set called Just A Line...can you believe it's from 1997?  I just love the line drawings that SU used to have!  And isn't it perfect for Laurel's inspiration photo?

I stamped this with Memento ink so I could use my Blends to color it in; the few colors that I didn't have Blends for, I used regular SU markers.  Those Blends really blend nicely--good name for them, LOL!  I did hand-draw the yellow gingham on the one apron, just for fun!

I tucked a little "hello" from Beautiful Bouquet under the sleeping kitty, a little baker's twine bow, and added some DSP from the Domestic Goddess line from a few years back for my background:

And on the inside, the sentiment, which I colored with a Pool Party Blend:

You might find other ways that this photo can inspire you...colors, spring, you name it!  We can't wait to see what you come up with, and be sure to get some more inspiration from the others on the DT at the Inspired By blog!

Wearing Mommy's glasses:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Just a Line (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Domestic Goddess DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Red and White Baker's Twine
Tools     1/2" Circle Punch, Assortment of Blends and SU Markers, Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TGIFC155 and CCS268 Cue the Confetti

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I've got a bright springy card for you today, using my much-neglected Swirly Bird set, a sketch from TGIF Challenges, and the colors from CAS Colours and Sketches!  

Aren't these colors pretty?  They were fun to use...the sketch was a bit more of a challenge!  Here we go:

I stamped the circles, swirls and flowers in each of the challenge colors, stamping off first so I got a lighter image, then punching them with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  I stamped the speckles on the background in Flirty Flamingo and added a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday, matted with a piece of Flirty Flamingo as well:

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Picture Perfect set as well as a few more speckles!

I added some retired Pool Party DSP and thick baker's twine to finish it off!  Thanks for popping in today!

Goofy girl, eating dinner in her pjs:

Her pajamas have a hood with a Santa's still cold so she's still wearing them!!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Swirly Bird, Picture Perfect Birthday
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, White, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party Patterns DSP (ret)
 Ink Summer Sun, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories Pool Party Thick Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Hi peeps!  A little late today---I have a Christmas card for you using the Merry Monday challenge of a favorite Christmas verse as well as the CAS Christmas Card challenge, to use an ornament:

I pulled out an old Waltzingmouse stamp set, I am not even sure what it's called--maybe Stitched Christmas?--and stamped it on some patterned paper in Early Espresso, fussy-cut it out, then added a nativity die and a sentiment from Papertrey:

I popped up the nativity scene against the palm trees, then "hung" it on some Christmas Pines pine branches with some Tranquil Tide ribbon:

and stamped the pine branches again in the lower corner behind the sentiment:

I hope this is CAS enough!  I sure love these challenge themes!  Thanks for popping in today!

I forgot to post this before-the-bus "impromptu" stamping session...Cassidy made her teacher an Easter card:

and yes, there was snow on the ground...thankfully, it's all gone, but it's still way too cold for April!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Pines, O Holy Night (Papertrey Ink), Stitched Christmas (ret Waltzingmouse)
Card stock & Papers     Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Home for Christmas DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink Early Espresso, Tranquil Tide
Accessories Tranquil Tide Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Nativity Die (Sugar Pea Designs), Mini Dimensionals

Monday, April 16, 2018

SSC176 Hi Pop

Hi peeps!  We're having a rainy, icky Monday here...what else is new?  I didn't get to use the Bubbles & Fizz DSP from this year's SAB nearly enough, so I thought I would use it with the Sunday Stamps sketch:

I used Labeler Alphabet to make a punny sentiment with the pop bottles:

If you happen to have the 1/4" square punch that SU used to sell, it's perfect to cut out those little squares, then line them up and glue them down!

I left the inside blank...I could use this for a Father's Day or birthday card!  Simple and easy!

It was clean-up day at our church on Saturday; thankfully it was beautiful weather!  You can  just see Wayne and Cassidy in the front yard:

We have a good bit of property to maintain and it had been a rough winter!

Cassidy got bored, so Dana let her come home with me, but she had to help me with my chores before she could play.  I washed windows and Cassidy cleaned out the windowsills:

She earned her playtime!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Labeler Alphabet
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Bubbles and Fizz DSP (ret)
 Ink Bermuda Bay
Accessories Enamel Dots (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Dimensionals