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Thursday, February 25, 2021

IB163 Take A Number

Hey everyone!  Happy Thursday!  We have a cute inspiration photo for you today at Inspired By:

And here's the optional sketch:

This challenge came along at just the right time for me, as I needed  a birthday card for special lady at my church who is turning 90!!!  So here we go:


I started with a So Saffron card base and added a mat of pretty floral  DSP  from the SAB Paper Blooms.  I colored in a few of the flowers with my So Saffron marker to complement my palette!  The retired Large Numbers were used to cut "90" from some Misty Moonlight cardstock that had been adhered to a Foam Sheet.  I created my own DSP by stamping some flowers from the retired Blooms & Wishes on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then matting it with some Night of Navy, diecut with a Stitched So Sweetly die.  A few flowers cut with the Pierced Blooms dies and a banner and sentiment from the retired Number of Years finished it off:


The inside has a few more flowers and this sweet sentiment from the same set:


Our friend is nearly blind but hopefully she'll be able to see this big bold 90!!!  And I hope you'll be able to play with some numbers of your own!  The possibilities are endless!  Check out what the DT created at the Inspired By blog to get some inspiration!

Can you see a little dog in here?  She always snuggles in to get warm:


Enjoy your day and be blessed! 

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps By the Numbers, Blooms & Wishes (both ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Misty Moonlight, Paper Blooms DSP
 Ink So Saffron, Night of Navy
Accessories Dimensionals, Foam Sheets
Tools     Big Shot, Pierced Blooms Dies, Large Numbers Dies (ret), 1/8" Hole Punch

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Celebrating SAB

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  There are only a few more days left of Sale-a-bration!  I wanted to make a few more cards using some of the beautiful papers featured this year, so here we go:


I'm only sharing two today; the first one uses Flower & Field DSP and a couple of sentiment from Free as a Bird, and is also for the challenge from Global Design Project, which is to CASE the Designer:


I basically used her sketch, stamping the sentiments in Misty Moonlight to match those pretty flowers:


I love how the papers coordinate so well!


The second one uses the Berry Delightful DSP and Berry Blessings stamp set; it's a little busier for sure!  It also fulfills the Little Red Wagon challenge to use a tag:


I added a Pear Pizzazz frame along with some Pierced Blooms flowers in Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry, and tied it with the gorgeous Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon:


And since the TGIF challenge this week is to highlight SAB, I'm entering it there as well!


Thanks so much for visiting today!

Cassidy built a crane with her latest STEM kit:




So clever!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!




Monday, February 22, 2021

Jingle Belles Text Me

Happy Monday, peeps!  I'm sharing the card I originally made for last week's Paper Players challenge, but I forgot one of the colors....black!  But it was still a cute card, so I am going to share it today.  It uses papers from the same MME pad but it uses a subway-style sentiment stamp I've had for a few years from CTMH, which makes it perfect for the Jingle Belles "Text Me" challenge!!  Here we go:


I used the Fab Friday sketch:

and I used some Red Glimmer paper and Silver Foil for my banners, adding some stars randomly:


inside and out!  The sentiment on the inside is from Concord & 9th's Joyful Noel, diecut with a Pretty Pink Posh stitched die:


It all went on a Blushing Bride card base!  Thanks for popping in today!

Over the weekend, we drove from PA to northwestern NC to buy a truck for John!  He's really fussy about the kind of truck he drives so when he saw it on line, he jumped at the chance.  It's a stick shift, which is hard to find, most everyone wants automatic!  We left at the ungodly hour of 2:30 am to beat traffic around Baltimore and DC but of course, we did hit it on the way home.  Yuck!  Here is Mr Photogenic getting ready to drive it home:


I also loved this sign from inside the little used-car dealership:


along with cool photo from 1955 in Myrtle Beach!  


All my full-time working years were spent at dealerships, so it was like walking down memory lane!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Poster Tidings Fall and Winter (Close to My Heart), Joyful Noel (Concord & 9th)
Card stock & Papers     Blushing Bride, Silver Foil, Oh What Fun DSP (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Red Glimmer Ribbon (CTMH)
Tools     Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Mini Treat Bag Dies (for the stars, ret), Stitched Tags Dies (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, February 21, 2021

PP529 Cool Cat

 Hey everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I am the Paper Players hostess today and it's time for a Clean and Simple challenge:

We all love our pets but sometimes I think the kitties get left out!  My little Pumpkin was our family pet for 18 long years; she's gone now but we still remember her fondly!  So here we go with my clean-and-simple creation this week, using my much-neglected Pampered Pets:


I used the colors from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge for this week:

I stamped this smug little kitty on some Thick Whisper White cardstock with Stazon Black ink and watercolored her in with Flirty Flamingo and Gray Granite inks, then used the Pets die to cut her out:



I mounted her on a Stitched Shape circle of Misty Moonlight and added a Flirty Flamingo scallop along with some FF hearts!  The sentiment came from the Sweet Ice Cream set.  Here's the inside, using a sentiment from Pampered Pets:


I am also entering this in Global Design Project's Animal Challenge, as well as the Krafty Chicks CAS Challenge:!


And here's an old picture of my favorite kitty, sleeping in our bathroom sink, LOL!



Thanks so much for popping in today...enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Pampered Pets, Sweet Ice Cream
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Misty Moonlight DSP
 Ink Stazon, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Pets Dies, Aquapainter

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Random Cards

Happy Saturday, peeps! Hope all is going well for you this weekend!  I have a couple cards to share for random challenges!! The first one is for the Inspire.Create challenge:

Aren't these colors pretty? My Paper Players teammate Debbie made this card recently and it inspired me to do something similar with these colors.  So here we go:


I used the sketch from Fusion:

and papers from the True Love DSP line.  I fussy-cut a flower from one of the patterns and watercolored it with the three challenge colors, then adhered it to a layer of Thick White cardstock and fussy-cut it out:



The vertical banners were cut from snips of Sand & Sea DSP, and the sentiment, embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock, is from Bloom & Grow and diecut with the little banner die from Smooth Sailing.  I did color in some random flowers on the background with some Sahara Sand ink, but they are pretty subtle!  

The next card is a masculine one, using the mallard duck from Field Journal and a sentiment from Rustic Retreat:


It uses the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:


My card base is Crumb Cake with layers of woodgrain In Good Taste DSP; I stamped Mr Mallard in Stazon ink, watercolored him and fussy-cut him out:


I did the same for the little wooden sign, adding some sponging on the edge for a vintage look:


I am also entering this at Watercooler Wednesday, where they are looking for masculine cards!


And I'll leave you with these pix of silly Eden....she's probably wishing she could go outside and play in the early morning snowfall:


but the next best thing is taking a nap....with her legs stuck straight out!  Who sleeps like that?  Silly pup!


Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge too!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!
















Friday, February 19, 2021

AYSI244 Cozy Colors

Hey, stamping peeps!  Yay, it's Friday and time for a new As You See It challenge!  Here's a fun one for you: 


I would have to say that my cozy color is anything in the orange family, particularly peachy hues!  So I went in search of my favorite orange colors and broke out a new set of dies for my card today:


I used some Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips dies to cut panels from Rococo Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Grapefruit Grove (ret), Crisp Cantalope (ret), and Petal Pink, then lined them up on a panel I had embossed with the Dainty Dots EF.  My florals are from Altenew, as is the sentiment. 


They were stamped in Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose and Soft Seafoam, and I added some retired SU sequins.  I had an extra flower cut out, so I adhered it to the inside:


I love seeing what colors make everyone feel warm and cozy, so be sure to share your favorite with us and come play along at As You See It!  Thanks for popping in today!

While taking pictures of Mr Bluebird earlier in the week, I didn't realize I got Mrs Bluebird right next to him!  A lucky shot!  (And Mr Junco in the background!)


Enjoy your day and be blessed!  

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."  John 14:27

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Painted Flowers, Best Sentiments (both Altenew)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Rococo Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Grapefruit Grove, Crisp Cantalope, Petal Pink
 Ink Memento Black, Soft Seafoam, Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose
Accessories Sequins (ret), Foam Sheets
Tools     Big Shot, Delicate Dots Embossing Folder, Stitched Strips Dies (Pretty Pink Posh)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

IB162 Quote Me

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!  Time for a new Inspired By challenge!  Here's our prompt and the optional sketch:



Oh my, this little Pooh image brings back such memories!  I remember reading Winnie the Pooh as a child and thinking the same thing..."I wish this book would just go on and on and not be over!"  I don't have any Pooh stamps so I thought I would choose a Bible verse for my "quote"...I had this Inky Antics Songbird stamp, and I paired it with some pretty Bo Bunny Felicity papers:



I stamped the bird and branches in Smoky Slate directly on the DSP, then stamped the sentiment on top, using Tranquil Tide ink, stamping it again in Versamark and heat-embossing it in clear embossing powder.  It stood out much better once I embossed it!


My final addition was a couple of little banners at the bottom along with a shabby seam binding bow in  Soft Sky, adhered to the top left corner.  

I hope you'll find a nice quote or saying for our challenge this week...I am really looking foward to seeing what everyone comes up with!  Share it with us at Inspired By and check out the cute things the DT stamped as well!

I hope I'm not boring you with all our snowy pictures, but I wanted to share with you a video Cassidy took of us sledding.....it's a little wobbly and it's not been edited, so just take it as it is!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


 

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Songbird (Inky Antics)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Felicity DSP (Bo Bunny)
 Ink Smoky Slate, Tranquil Tide (ret), Versamark
Accessories Soft Sky Seam Binding (ret), Clear Embossing Powder 
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Square Dies (Lil'Inker)