Friday, March 24, 2023

Five Little Bunnies

Happy Friday, stamping friends!  Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!  I have a fun little card for you today, it fulfills three challenges: Just Add Ink's "No Stamping" challenge, CAS Cards & Sketches sketch challenge, and the In(k)spire Me Easter challenge:

I had gotten these Impression Obsession bunny dies after Easter last year so this is the first time I've been able to use them.  They're so darn cute!  I did realize I put my sticker sentiment in not quite the correct place for the sketch, but hopefully the challenge gurus will be flexible!  So here we go:

I had to orient my card in landscape mode to fit all these bunnies on!  The Sweet Sorbet gingham patterns from Country Gingham DSP was a great way to use up some scraps! I made sure each one was 5/8" in width, then simply popped up the bunnies at the bottom.  The hardest part of the card was snipping all the mini dimensionals to fit!

Since the JAI challenge is no stamping, I used some Tim Holtz stickers for my sentiment!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Country Gingham DSP
Accessories Mini Dimensionals, Chitchat Seasonal Stickers (Tim Holtz)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Bunny Buddies Dies (Impression Obsession)

Thursday, March 23, 2023

HSS410 Hand-Penned Petals

Happy Thursday, peeps!  The weekend is almost upon us....bringing rain, rain, rain!  Well, I guess it will be a good time to stay inside and stamp!  I had Hand Penned Petals on my desk from another project and thought it would be good to use with the color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments this week as well as the sketch from FMS:

So here we go:

This is such a pretty image, I am not sure why I haven't used it more!  After stamping and diecutting the image, I mounted it on a Basic White panel diecut with the new Radiating Stitches die that was sponged with some Balmy Blue ink.  A wee bit of Fresh Freesia DSP formed a mat, and I did some paper piecing of various strips of Balmy Blue DSP to create the horizontal piece.

The sentiment is from Happiness Abounds.  I have another friend getting knee surgery today and I may send this to her as an encouragement card!  Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

The heavesn declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.  There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.  Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.  Psalm 19:1-4

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Hand-Penned Petals, Friends are Like Seashells (speckles)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Fresh Freesia DSP, Balmy Blue DSP, Country Gingham DSP
 Ink Memento Black, Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue, Pearl Pizzazz
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Penned Flowers Dies, Radiating Stitched Dies, Blending Brush

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

CTD735 Guest Designer

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I am excited to be playing along with the Color Throwdown team today as a Guest Designer!  Color Throwdown was my very first design team and I always had such a great time! Here is their color palette for this week:

These colors seemed masculine to me, but I wanted to go in a different direction, so I pulled out some older Authentique papers featuring this vintage image in navy, then went to work:

I added a Chocolate Chip frame, diecut with a new SU die called Radiating Stitches, positioned so that it framed the floral image.

I stamped a butterfly from Butterfly Basics, punched it out with the matching punch, and mounted it on a piece of Cajun Craze, also diecut with a circular Radiating Stitches die:

A Charming Sentiments sentiment was heat embossed with some white ink and powder, then diecut and added to the frame.  Some twill ribbon and enamel dots finished it off.

Since I had the inside portion of the frame sitting on my desk, I used it for the inside, added a Night of Navy butterfly, a little sentiment and diecut heart:

I have a friend who is going to be having some surgery soon, so this will be in the mail to her!  

I hope you'll play along with the CTD colors this week!  Share them over at the CTD blog!  Thanks for visiting today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Charming Sentiments, Butterfly Basics (ret), Tiny Tags Messages (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip (ret), Genuine DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Craft White
Accessories Dimensionals, Cinnamon Cider Ribbon (ret), Enamel Dots (from my stash)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Radiating Stitches Dies, Charming Sentiments Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Small Butterfly Punch (ret), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Peekaboo Bunny Fun Fold Card

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I had a good time yesterday doing some "fun folds" with a few of my stampers, and one of the folds I shared was Julie Dimatteo's Double Diamond fold.  You can see her tutorial HERE, and the first card I created using it HERE.  I decided to make a cute little Easter bunny card in some Blushing Bride hues, so here we go:

The outer squares were covered with some Blushing Bride DSP, then we added a cute diecut peekaboo bunny (Poppy Stamps) and some eggs from the retired Basket Builder dies.  The Basic White paper was backed with an Adhesive sheet so that it would be easier to attach:

The inside panel was stamped with some eggs and sentiment from a Paper Pumpkin 2017 set:

This was a wee bit challenging, but I think they liked it!  And I am going to enter this over at Debbie's Creative Creases Anything Goes with a Fun Fold challenge!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (March 2017, ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride DSP, Adhesive Sheets
 Ink  Blushing Bride
Tools     Cut & Embossing Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Squares Dies (ret), Basket Builder Dies (ret), Peekaboo Bunny Dies (Poppy Stamps)

Sunday, March 19, 2023

PP632 The Fresh Sights of Spring

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Spring just doesn't really want to make an appearance around here in southeast PA---it is playing hide-and-go-seek with us; nice one day, cold the next!  But hopefully Ann's pretty Paper Players clean-and-simple challenge this week will let us celebrate spring regardless of the temps!


I love the colors that are in the prompt too--very spring-like---so I went with them along with the sketch from FMS:

And here we go:

These cute little tulips were created with a die from Concord & 9th; I used Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green cardstocks for them, then mounted them on Basic White diecut circles.  The bottom panels are Fresh Freesia DSP and cardstock, diecut with the Stitched Rectangle dies:

The sentiment is an oldie from Technique Tuesday called Beauty of Spring; to keep the card simple but to add some interest, I diecut a frame with Stitched With Whimsy and added some sequins:

Now, what clean-and-simple creation will you share with us this week?!  Get some inspiration from the Design Team over at the Paper Players blog, then share them with us!  Can't wait to see them!

My spring bulbs are always late blooming; my neighbors' yards are already full of daffodils and mine are still just little green shoots!  This little patch of mini daffodils...Michele, are they jonquils?....popped up suddently and surprised me a day or so ago:

I love how the late afternoon sun peeks through their petals!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beauty of Spring (Technique Tuesday)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia DSP
 Ink Granny Apple Green
Accessories Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched with Whimsy Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Tulip Frame Dies (Concord & 9th)

Saturday, March 18, 2023

It's a Girl!

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have a fun little card for you today, it's in anticipation of a new wee one due to be born very soon in John's family!  I incorporated the CAS on Sunday challenge of tags (hope it's CAS enough) and the Festive Friday challenge of International Children's Book Day:

I found some sweet Graphic 45 paper I've been "hoarding"  and combined a few papers for my square card that features alphabet letters, patterned paper and children for my card:

I stamped a sweet little baby and vintage carriage from Prima in Soft Suede on one tag, added a sentiment and pearl-embellished heart:

And a trio of alphabet dies on the second tag:

The tags were both cut using the Tailor Made Tag dies; the sentiments are from Our Daily Bread Designs; and the diecuts are all from Papertrey.  I just added a simple "congratulations" on the inside!  Thanks for popping in today!  

I haven't had many pictures of Cassidy lately...she's a busy girl!  Dana & Wayne went to her school yesterday to see the seventh grade history projects.  Each group of four students created a project; Cassidy's was on the explorer Hernan Cortes, a Spanish conquistador!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bedtime Story (Prima), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla,  Precious Memories (Graphic 45)
 Ink Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Thick Baker's Twine
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Alphabet Dies (Papertrey), Heart & Home Dies (Papertrey), Sponge Dauber