Sunday, July 3, 2022

PP598 A Garden Is a Friend

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for a new Paper Players challenge with Laurie as our hostess!  Here's her theme challenge for us this week!

Wow, you could go in many directions with this one!  I would say I do NOT have a green thumb...I always joke that my father was a farmer and my grandfather had a florist shop and greenhouses, but none of those genes were passed down to me!  However, I do have some pretty greenery and floral papers, so I decided to use some of them today.  Here we go:

I started with the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments:

I diecut circles from Hues of Happiness DSP and Awash in Beauty DSP, then matted them with some Blushing Bride cardstock diecut scallops using the Layering Circles Dies and Stylish Shapes dies:

They were layered on a piece of Granny Apple Green DSP that was embossed with the Stitched Greenery die...can you see the little leaves?  So cute!  The sentiment is a really old Cornish Heritage Farms one, and I think it is such a sweet one! I stamped it in Old Olive and diecut it with a Tailor Made Tag die, then added some Blushing Bride ribbon, and I also fussy-cut a couple of flowers from the scraps of the DSP. I added a birthday sentiment on the inside, and this card is ready to go!

The possibilities for this challenge are wide open, so I hope you'll come play with us.  Check out what the design team created over at the Paper Players blog, and share yours too!  Thanks for visiting today!

More hiking pix:

That view is breathtaking!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

'And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.  God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.'  Genesis 1:9

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Garden is a Friend (Cornish Heritage Farm, ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Blushing Bride, Hues of Happiness DSP, Awash in Beauty DSP, Granny Apple Green DSP
 Ink Old Olive
Accessories Blushing Bride Frayed Ribbon (ret), Floss, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies

Saturday, July 2, 2022

TGIF375 You're The Best

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I am practicing some more with the Give It A Whirl dies, along with the SAB set, Hippest Hippos!  So cute!  I had already started my card when I saw the color challenge at TGIF: 

The base of my card is Soft Sea Foam, and my front is the pretty Blushing Bride plaid DSP from the Awash in Beauty pack.  So here we go:

I stamped and colored all three of the hippos with Memento Black ink and Blends, then added some little Flirty Flamingo flowers and some Soft Seafoam speckles from Quiet Meadow around each one:

The sentiment on the front was also stamped in Flirty Flamingo and diecut with one of the dies from Give It A Whirl, matted with some Soft Seafoam; the flowers are from the Hippo dies:

The inside sentiment was also diecut with the Give It A Whirl dies; they are SO FUN and versatile!

Thanks so much for popping by!

Thursday would have been Ganae's 25th birthday, and she loved to hike, so Dana, Wayne & Cassidy took off and went on a long hike to Holtwood Nature Preserve, which is part of the Susquehanna River system.  It was a gorgeous day too!

I'll share more later!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hippest Hippos, Quiet Meadow
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Soft Seafoam, Flirty Flamingo , Awash in Beauty
 Ink Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories Dimensionals, Foam Strips, Glimmer Brad (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Give It A Whirl Dies, Hippo Dies

Friday, July 1, 2022

AYSI278 A Special Birthday Sketch

Hi everyone!  Happy JULY!  It's time for a new challenge from As You See It, and this week we have a sketch...and it has THREE elements, my favorite!

The leader of our TOPS weight-loss group is going to be a very youthful-looking 70 years old in a couple of days, so this sketch worked perfectly for a card for her!  Here we go:


Those gorgeous flowers from Hues of Happiness were easy as pie to dicut and layer on a panel of Basic White that had been embossed with the Timeword Type embossing folder.  Before embossing it, I lightly stamped the number "70" using a Tim Holtz number day and added the happy directly over top of it in Starry Sky ink.  I layered that all on a piece of plaid Coastal Cabana DSP and as a final embellishment, added some sequins and vellum leaves that were embossed with White craft ink: 

Two sentiments from Happiness Abounds were stamped on the inside, as well as a rose outline; I love how these fonts work together!

Our design team has some fabulous samples for you to check out and to give you some inspiration!  I hope you'll check them out and play with our sketch this week!  See you at As You See It!

Another of Cassidy's baking achievements....this was also a box mix (we'll graduate to scratch one of these days) and she managed to do 99%  of it without my help!  She made chocolate chip cookies with cookie dough filling and sprinkles around the outside!  They were DELICIOUS!  Of course, we have to have a little fun while they're baking:

Getting the hang of an offset spatula:

The final product!  Let me tell you...they were amazing!

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Endless Birthday Wishes (ret), Mini Numeric (Tim Holtz)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Vellum, Bermuda Bay DSP, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Starry Sky, Craft White
Accessories White Embossing Powder, Whale of a Time Sequins (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Timeworn Type EF, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Heat Tool

Thursday, June 30, 2022

TTTC168 From Your Biggest Fan

Happy Thursday (again), peeps!  My second post of today!  We've got a new Tic Tac Toe board for you!  Felicita and Team X have created this for you:

I chose the left column of Friendship, Any Color and Any Shape Die!  So here we go:

This was actually John's Father's Day card.....I have had this paper for a long time and loved it but could never figure out how to use it!  I remembered an old set called Puns from the Past that had a vintage fan and I thought it would be perfect.  I stamped it in Soft Suede and fussy-cut it out, mounting it on a Very Vanilla square, diecut with Stylish Shapes.  I mounted that on a Soft Suede Stitched Nested Label die. The only drawback was the was "Fan Mail".  Cute, but not quite what I was looking for!  So I did a computer-generated sentiment and diecut it with the banner from Stylish Shapes, then added it to my focal point. The final embellishments were some metallic brads:

I normally make John a sailboard card, but he really liked this one too!  I hope you can find a combination that tickles your fancy on our Tic Tac Toe board....them come play along at the TTT blog! See you there!

Cassidy is working her way towards a black's a long haul!  She passed a test yesterday and got another stripe for her blue belt, and when the kids do this (see the video), it always amazes me!

Thanks for visiting today---enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Puns from the Past (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake,  This & That DSP (Echo Park)
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Rustic Metallic Dots, Dimensionals, Computer
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stitched Nested Label Dies (ret)

FMS542 Say Boo

Happy Thursday peeps!  Wow, can't believe tomorrow is JULY 1st!!  I played around yesterday with one of the new sets that will be coming out in the holiday mini tomorrow, and although I wasn't 100% happy with it, I thought I would share it anyway!  I used the sketch from FMS, flipping the orientation so my little trick-or-treaters wouldn't be marching off my card:

And here we go:

This card really didn't photograph well, not sure why! I stamped my wee little scary ones from Scary Cute in Stazon ink on Smoky Slate cardstock and diecut them with the matching dies from Scary Silhouettes. I added a gold foil moon and some stars to create my little scene:

I used a piece of Smoky Slate for the card base, and I stamped it with one of the shell background stamps from Friends are Like Seashells to create some "clouds"! My horizontal panel is from the new Lights Aglow DSP.  I stamped the sentiments in Stazon and added a sentiment on the inside for my first Halloween card of the year! I would probably have done the main sentiment a little differently, as it almost gets lost on the DSP, but that will be for next time!  

Cassidy has been practicing her baking skills (which is making it hard for me to keep my weight off, LOL!).  Her friend likes carrot cake, so she made a box mix and since she is all about color, created some orange icing for the top:

Baking is such a great skill to need to know fractions, read and follow directions, learn how to use kitchen tools (especially pot holders, LOL!) and you end up with a yummy treat at the end!  Thanks for visiting today--enjoy it and be blessed!

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:16-17

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Friends are Like Seashells, Scary Cute
Card stock & Papers     Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Lights Aglow DSP, Gold Foil (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Scary Silhouettes Dies, Cracker & Treat Box Dies (for the stars),  3/4" Circle Punch (ret)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Babies are a Blessing

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  A wee bit late today...just haven't gotten into my summer stamping routine yet!  I needed a baby congratulations card, and the sketch from Atlantic Hearts worked great with the colors from Global Design Project:

I don't have many baby stamps but the retired Bonanza Buddies stamp set is one I usually go to when I need something along that line, so I pulled out the toucan and went to work!  So here we go:

I diecut three circles in the challenge colors using the Stylish Shapes dies, then added stars from Your Biggest Fan in matching inks.  I diecut the toucan and colored his beak in the challenge colors as well, then cut balloons from DSP in matching colors.  The sentiment is from Charming Sentiments. It all went on a Basic White card that had  been embossed with the Stitched with Whimsy die:

More Charming Sentiments, stamped in Tahitian Tide on the inside!

And here is little Cole, who made his appearance early last week, born at home, along with mommy Paige and daddy Drew!!!

I think he might look a wee bit like his cousin Sawyer!!  We'll have to see as he gets older!  Thanks for visiting today...enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Charming Sentiments, Your Biggest Fan, Bonanza Buddies (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, DSPS in Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight 
 Ink Memento Black, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched With Whimsy Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Bonanza Dies (ret), White Gel Pen, Black Marker, Blender Pen

Monday, June 27, 2022

SSC286 Sending Hugs

Happy Monday, peeps! Hope you had a good weekend.  Ours was full of wonderful weather!!  Just delightful! I have another card using Rings of Love designer paper from the upcoming SAB catalog...sorry, I just can't stop using it! I really like the fall colors in this design!  Here we go:

And I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps:

I layered a panel of the DSP with a couple of Poppy Parade Scalloped Contour borders and some Crushed Curry plaid DSP.  Unfortunately, I don't have any current "leafy" stamps, so I stamped one of the images from Forever Fern and a sentiment from Eden's Garden on my cut-down Tailor Made Tag and added some Real Red Linen Braid trim:

Everything was layered on a Crumb Cake card base that was embossed with the Timber embossing folder.  Love these papers!!  Thanks for popping in today!

Definitely not fall-like...a bit of ice cream after a day at the pool and some sunburned cheeks!  Good thing Mommy had some aloe!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Eden's Garden, Forever Fern
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry DSP, Rings of Love DSP
 Ink Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry
Accessories Real Red Linen Braid (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Timber EF, Scalloped Contour Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies