Sunday, September 23, 2018

PP411 Two Easy Card for Jaydee's Sketch

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess today and she has a fabulous sketch that is fun and easy:

I actually made two cards with this sketch, and I used the gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP for them; these papers are so pretty, it's easy as pie to make a card in a snap.  And I'll give you a little hint to help you with matching up those angled pieces!  So here we go:

I used both sides of one selection of DSP; you can see the sketch looks great going either way!  To get perfect cuts, cut two pieces of DSP (mine were 4" x 5 1/4"), then flip one over and stack them together.  So you'll have two pieces but different sides will be facing up.  Cut them at the angle you choose; I didn't use any mathematical calculations, I just stuck them in my cutter and went for it!  Just make sure your pieces are stacked evenly!  When you take them apart, you'll see how they match nicely....tada!  Each card will have the same sketch but the patterns will be reversed.  For both cards, I used a sentiment from Stitched All Around, stamped in Blushing Bride and diecut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

I cut a narrow strip of Sweet Sugar Plum glimmer paper to put behind the "seam" for a little glam!  On the next card, I turned the sketch, and I also trimmed a wee bit off of each short edge of the DSP so that the glimmer paper would show through a little more:

These are so pretty, I didn't add a single thing more as an embellishment!  I finished it by stamping the other large sentiment from the set on the inside!  

The DT has come up with a fun array of samples to get your creative juices flowing!  Please be sure to share yours with us as well at the Paper Players!  You can check the DT samples out here:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Anne Marie
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan
·        Ann

Do any of you craft like this?!!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Stitched All Around
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Petal Promenade DSP, Sweet Sugar Plum Glimmer Paper (ret)
 Ink Blushing Bride
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Friday, September 21, 2018

AYSI185 Eclectic Blues

Hi everyone!  Yay, it's Friday, and it looks like it will be a nice weekend ahead for us!  My dad had to be put in the hospital for a couple of days for his leg and hopefully he'll come home today...he is not a good patient, LOL!  Thankfully my sister has way more patience than I do since he is living with her!  Anyway, it's time for another As You See It challenge, and it's a beauty!  What do you think?

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What a gorgeous color combo...bright and bold!  I used the Sketch Saturday sketch, squeaking it in under the wire:

And here we go:

My card base was embossed with the Tufted EF, and I used Gallery Grunge and Touches of Texture to create an eclectic panel in the three challenge colors.  I added a diecut mat in Dapper Denim and a little stitched banner for my sentiment, then finished it off with some baker's twine and sequins:

I like this sentiment!!  Good for lots of things!  Thanks for popping in, I sure hope that you will play along with our challenge and add some bright colors to your creation!!  See you in the gallery!

Since our neighbors allow us to swim in their pool all summer long, when I found a pool tube (on sale!) that looked like a doughnut, I thought it would be a fun way to thank them!  They can't use it until next year, but by the look on Jackie's face, she was pretty excited:


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Touches of Texture, Gallery Grunge, Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim (ret), Lemon Lime Twist
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim (ret), Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories Baker's Twine, Sequins from my stash
Tools     Big Shot, Tufted EF, Blends, Blender Pen,  Stitched Sentiment Strips Dies, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies (both My Favorite Things)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

IB38 Fall Foliage

Hi everyone!  Thursday brings another Inspired By's my take on it:

and here's Laurel's pretty fall prompt:

The jury is still out on this card...I love the photo but I am not sure of the grays and the fall hues together on my card.  My stem and foliage images are from Beautiful Bouquet; I stamped the stem in Early Espresso and the florals in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler, turning the stamp a few different ways to give it fullness:

After embossing the card with the Subtle embossing folder, I diecut a circle in the front and added a Smoky Slate scalloped border and Buffalo Plaid horizontal panel to pick up the pewter in the photo. I mounted the stamped panel behind the circle with dimensionals, and finally I added some sequins for sparkle!!  The sentiment is from Right At Home's Grateful Heart, stamped and embossed in white on another piece of Smoky Slate, and I colored a piece of twill ribbon with a Smoky Slate Blend...very cool!:

I hope you'll find this IB photo inspirational and you'll play along too!  Be sure to check out  the Inspired By blog to see what the other designers created, and share yours with us as well!  Thanks so much for visiting today!!

Since I can't seem to get a picture of Cassidy lately, I thought I would share a picture of a poster that she had to make for school, describing her favorite things.  It's set up like a quilt and she had to fill it in with pictures such as her favorite animal, sport, subject, etc:

She hadn't quite finished coloring the quilt blocks yet, I imagine it was quite colorful when she was done! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Buffalo Plaid, Grateful Heart (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate
 Ink Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Craft White
Accessories Twill Ribbon (ret), Sequins (Etsy), White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circle Framelits, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Smoky Slate Blend, Subtle EF

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

GDP156 Pumpkin Hello

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I had a lot of fun making today's card; I got to use some PUMPKINS, woohoo!    The Global Design Project challenge this week is to CASE the designer, and here's our inspiration:

And here we go:

I began with some embossing paste, dyed with Old Olive ink, and stencilled a background with one of the Pattern Party masks.  I then stamped and diecut images from last year's Pick a Pumpkin set; such a cute set and barely enough time to use it!  I added some color to the sprigs with Blends, and finished it with a sentiment Right At Home's Grateful Heart:

This reflects how happy I am that our weather has finally gotten a little more seasonal!  Bring on fall!  Thanks for popping in for a visit today!

Since I can't seem to get a picture of Cassidy lately, I'll share her school picture:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Pick a Pumpkin (ret), Grateful Heart (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets, Embossing Paste, Old Olive Ink, Palette Knives, Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Blends, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Crumb Cake Marker

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CTS289 Woodsy Thanks

Hello peeps!  Today's card uses the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch:

What a cute little retro sketch!  I wanted to make a masculine thank you card for a friend who made me a cornhole game!  Do you know what cornhole is?  You can read about it here. It's basically a big bean bag game!  Everywhere I go, people play and I can't participate because I can never get any practice in, so I finally got someone to make me one! (You know how unsports-minded I am...but I CAN play cornhole!)   Now I just need to finish it--paint or stain--and make my beanbags and I'm good to go!  Cards in Envy also has a Feels Like Fall challenge, so here's my take on both:

Normally I would not use Early Espresso as a card base, but after trying several colors, it seemed to be the best to bring out my pretty leaves from Rooted in Nature. After stamping, I diecut them with the Nature's Roots framelits.  I also heat-embossed a sentiment from the retired Watercolor Wishes:

The lineup of trees from Winter Woods worked well for the vertical images on the smaller panel;  I stamped these in Soft Suede and repositioned them on the Crumb Cake panel and stamped again without reinking.  I love the depth it created!  

I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside on which to write my note, and added some more leaves to embellish it:

Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy sent me this picture the other day while she and Mommy were taking a walk; I guess she liked the clouds at sunset!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Rooted in Nature, Winter Woods, Watercolor Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
 Ink Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, White Craft
Accessories Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat Tool, Corner Rounder Punch (ret), Sponge Dauber

Monday, September 17, 2018

Two Rustic Birthdays

Happy Monday, everyone!  I've got a couple rustic-themed birthday cards for you today!  My birthday card stash is pretty slim, and these are actually going out in the mail today, so I need to get busy!  My first card uses the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch:

and it is for a horse-loving friend of mine!  The papers come from a line from Authentique called Frontier; I stamped a horse from PTI's On The Farm and embellished it with some punched stars:

I added some Candy Dot "brads":

I used the same paper as the stars for my sentiment, and die-cut it with a stitched tag from Pretty Pink Posh:

And on the inside, I stamped sentiments from Country Road, along with a border from the PTI set:

The next one uses the sketch from TGIF:

Same line of papers, but this time I used an image from SU's Countryside, stamped in Early Espresso  on Crumb Cake and colored with blends; I stamped the Crumb Cake card base with the woodgrain image from Gallery Grunge:

I just love that little bird!  

The sentiment is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit:

And again, I stamped the inside with Country Road:

It was fun to stamp with warm country colors and images...I am getting itchy to stamp some pumpkins, so be on the watch for them!!

Speaking of itching, at church yesterday, Cassidy sat with our new preacher's family; they have a three-year-old little girl and Cassidy was just beside herself trying to be a babysitter to her:

Blessedly, the preacher's wife was very gracious and gently "helped" Cassidy be a little less motherly!  All was well!  Thanks for popping in today...enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Gallery Grunge, Country Road, On the Farm (Papertrey), Countryside (ret), Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Vry Vanilla, Early Espresso, Frontier DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Accessories Candy Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Banner Dies (Nestabilities), SU Blends, Star Punch (ret)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

PP410 Surfer Guy

Hi everyone!  Hope you're having a good weekend....finally have some sunshine but my heart is breaking for all of those affected by Hurricane Florence!  My sister, who lives on an island off Charleston, SC, is fine, blessedly!  Prayers going out to all!

Sweet Claire is our Paper Players hostess this week with a Clean and Simple challenge, thankfully, as it was a busy week for me and this fit my schedule perfectly!  So here we go:

So anyone who knows me fairly well knows I do NOT do sports...I do like to swim, but I don't like to get my hair wet....I played volley ball a long time ago with some friends but I wasn't very good....and forget about RUNNING for any sport!  I am more of a reading/crafty/homebody type, and I might watch a football game with John if I have my cross-stitch nearby!!  I know that Claire loves to play tennis, and I actually think this is a great challenge, because the only sports-type stamps I have are masculine and I ALWAYS need masculine cards!  So here's my take on her challenge, using an old and a new stamp, a few ink colors and one layer of cardstock:

I used Linda's Freshly Made Sketches sketch for my layout:

The three lines on the left side are from a new set called Gallery Grunge, and they were stamped in Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Cool Caribbean; I masked off part of the image to get the sizes I needed.  I stamped some speckles from Gorgeous Grunge in Cool Caribbean, then stamped my surfer  from Extreme Surfboard in Bermuda Bay.  I did add a few Clear Epoxy Drops from the Holiday Mini catalog to add some "splash"!!!

I think this is  a great image for a guy's birthday card!  Be sure to check out what the Paper Players DT did with this challenge at the PP blog, then make sure to post your clean-and-simple creation there too! Can't wait to see what you make!

And here are a few more pix from around the yard a couple of weeks ago, since it's been raining so much, Cassidy and I haven't been outside for over a week!

A little frog hiding in our creek:

A pretty little flower; it's just a weed, but still pretty:

And in the brutal world of nature, it's spider eat grasshopper...or maybe it's a cicada, I can't tell:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Gallery Grunge, Gorgeous Grunge (ret), Extreme Surfboard (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Cool Caribbean (ret)
Accessories Clear Epoxy Drops