Tuesday, October 19, 2021

AHSC443 Boo!

Hi everyone!  I am gearing up and getting ready to mail out my Halloween cards, and I needed a few more, so I put the Atlantic Hearts Sketch for this week to use!  Here's the sketch:

The Cute Halloween papers really make created Halloween cards a piece of cake!  Here we go:

The only stamping is the "boo!" from Banner Year; the papers do all the rest of the work!  I fussy-cut the ghosts out, adding the little witch hat to the larger one, then I added some orange glimmer stars and called it done!

Thanks for popping in today!

Dana and her friend hosted a baby shower over the weekend and she spent a lot of time on food and decor!  Here's Cassidy with the mom-to-be:

I love the backdrop and those amazing balloons!  And take a look at these little succulents; they say "Watch Me Grow":

They also had a station where each person could write a funny thing on a diaper so that the new parents could have a moment of levity while making those late-night changes!  I used Forever Fern in various greens to make the sign for her: 

The venue was a lovely little coffee shop and it was perfect!  Check out these cookies and cake:

Dana did NOT make the cookies, but aren't they amazing??!  I am stunned!  They're too pretty to eat!

Less than a month away and this little one will be making its debut!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Banner Year
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Pumpkin Pie, Cute Halloween DSP, Orange Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Old Olive
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Star Die (Verve)

Monday, October 18, 2021

FMS507 Peaceful Snowflakes

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a simple card today using the FMS sketch and the challenge board for the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge:

My original intent was to replicate those gorgeous blue pinecones, but my attempt at diecutting them ended up with some akin to glittery Easter eggs, so I scrapped that and went with this, still using some of the blues as my inspiration:

I used the new Stitched Snowflake dies to cut out some glittery snowflakes and the retired Christmas Greetings thinlets to cut out the "peace" sentiment.  It all went on a piece of music background paper and matted with a Baja Breeze mat.  The larger snowflake got a blue gem in the center:

And the smaller one got a simple rhinestone:

I stamped the inside with a sentiment from For Unto Us!  Another one for my stash!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps For Unto Us
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Baja Breeze (ret), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper (all ret), Silver Bells DSP (KaiserCraft)
 Ink Balmy Blue
Accessories Blue Adhesive Gems, Rhinestones
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Snowflake Dies, Christmas Greetings Dies (ret)

Sunday, October 17, 2021

PP563 Clean & Simple Birthday

Happy Sunday, peeps, time for a new Paper Players challenge!  This week Jaydee has a clean and simple birthday challenge for us:

My usual style for clean and simple means a lot of open space and limited stamping.  But I think it can also be just one image and one color! I have had this autumn image for several years and I don't even know the manufacturer!  It's so detailed, I just stamp it, add a sentiment and a couple of embellishments and call it done:

I used Cajun Craze for my ink and card base selection.  I just love the detail on this:

I hope you'll play along with our clean and simple challenge!  Be sure to check out what the other DT members stamped, then get your supplies ready and play along!  See you at the Players!

Grampy just had his driveway paved and it was the perfect surface for Cassidy's four square grid!  She even got out a yardstick and measured each square....although it wasn't perfect, it was good enough!

It will stay until the rain washes it away! Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

"Consider what God has done:  Who can straighten what he has made crooked?  When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider:  God has made the one as well as the other.  Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future." Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Autumn Scene (Unknown), Teeny Tiny Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
 Ink Cajun Craze
Accessories Dimensionals, Candy Dots (ret)
Tools     Big Shots, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Label Dies

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Halloween Altoid Tin

Happy Saturday, peeps!  Hope you have something fun planned this weekend!  My sister was visiting this past weekend and fell in love with the little Halloween Altoid tin I had made several years ago.  You can see it here. I have several empty tins in my stash, so I went looking for some vintage stamps and papers and went to work!  This is the front; it features a stamped witch (Crafty Secrets), watercolored, fussy-cut and layered on some striped paper that was also stamped and embellished with some stickers (Tim Holtz and Crafty Secrets) and sequins:

The back features another Crafty Secrets image, mounted on some scrapbook paper:

Did you notice the black cat perched on top?  He's an Impression Obsession diecut! 

I covered the sides and top with some Sticky Strip and metallic ribbon, then added a hand-dyed shabby seam binding bow on glue works best!

And here is the inside; more Crafty Secrets images and embellishments along with some glimmer paper stars and a few more stamped items:

I love this sassy little girl and the man in the moon!  The spiderweb paper in the background adds a spooky touch:

I happened to have two of these images, so I after gluing the first one in, I fussy cut the second one and popped her up on some little "boosters" so she would stand out!  I am so sad that Crafty Secrets is no longer in business; they had the best vintage stuff!

I am going to enter this over at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge---of course, it's Anything Halloween, and also at TGIF Challenges - Halloween!  

And now this is winging its way to South Carolina as we speak! I hope she likes it!  Thanks for popping in today!  

And here are some not-too-scary pix from my morning walks:

My neighbor up the road is a single guy but I think he just got a girlfriend....his house is suddenly decorated very seasonally!  I am coveting his wagon!

Enjoy your day and be blessed! 

Friday, October 15, 2021

CAS on Friday Raking up the Leaves

Hello again! I am excited to be chosen as a guest designer this week for CAS on Friday!  Our theme is Halloween or Fall, so I pulled out an oldie called Fall For All, because I felt like doing some coloring!  Here we go: 

So....this is probably NOT as clean and simple as I usually make, but I got carried away with this image and hues!  I used the colors from Sunday Stamps (not sure if I'll make the cutoff or not!) because they are so bright and fun::

I stamped my image on watercolor paper with Stazon ink and used reinkers and an aquapainter to color it in:

I added some diecut leaves, then mounted everything on a striped and diecut turquoise piece of paper from Simple Stories' I Am line, on which I stamped a sentiment from Right at Home:

Although, I am pushing the limit as far as this card being clean and simple, I just love this little image and it looks so great in these colors!  I hope that you'll play along with CAS on Friday!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

Trying to enjoy these flowers before the frost comes!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"I know, O Lord, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Fall for All (ret), Grateful Heart (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers     Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor, Confetti White (ret), I Am DSP (Simple Stories)
 Ink Stazon Black, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee, Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Scallop & Contour Dies, Oval Dies (Nestabilities), Stitched Leaves Dies (Lawn Fawn), Aquapainter, Stamparatus

AYSI261 Welcoming Window

Hi everyone!  Time for a new As You See It challenge, and it's a color one!  This little snippet is just part of the original photo I chose for the colors: 

Here's the FULL picture.....don't those blackberries look yummy!?  

I had been thinking that I hadn't used Welcoming Window for a long time, so I challenged myself to use it with these colors; here we go:

The pitcher was heat-embossed with silver embossing powder, and placed upon a Crumb Cake window sill.  The shutters are Blackberry Bliss with Brushed Silver hinges, and I placed them on a Basic White and Smoky Slate brick "wall"!

I added a Blackberry Bliss DSP panel, a scalloped Granny Apple Green border, and it all went on an embossed card base.  The sentiment is from Shaded Summer, accented with a wee little piece left over from the scallop!

I know this is an unusual color combination, but I hope you'll give it a shot!  Check out what the other As You See It DT members created with it as well!  Sure glad you popped in today!

I watched Cassidy on Columbus Day and she wanted to do some tie-dying!  A wee bit messy but she had fun!  I'll share photos of the shirts after Dana rinses, washes and dries them!

She's also wearing the apron her mommy made many years ago in 4H!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Welcoming Window, Shaded Summer
Card stock & Papers     Thick Basic White, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Blackberry Bliss DSP, Brushed Silver (ret)
 Ink Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Silver Encore (ret), Crumb Cake
Accessories Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Ornate Flowers EF, Color and Contour Dies, Window Box Flower Dies, Heat Tool, Stamparatus

Thursday, October 14, 2021

IB191 Beary Hello

Hi stampers!  Time for a fun, new Inspired By Challenge!  Check out these cute prompts:


SO fun!  And here's our optional sketch to use with the prompts, or alone:

Since my posts the last couple days have been Christmas-themed, I decided I'd better do a fall one....this would be good for a birthday or just a "thinking of you" card!  Here we go:

I only have one little bear in all my stamp repertoire...or at least that I can remember!  I didn't have any polar bears either, so I pulled out Thankful Forest Friends, some leafy papers and the wreath from Seasonal Swirls dies and went to work!  I diecut three wreaths:  Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee, then colored some of the leaves on each one and layered them together:

I stamped and fussy-cut Mr Bear on Crumb Cake with Cinnamon Cider ink and layered him on top with a fussy-cut sentiment from Right at Home, a Pumpkin Pie grosgrain bow and some sequins from my stash.  I also sponged the edges of my leafy paper to give it some warmth!  I think Mr Bear is pretty happy being part of this fall decor!!!  I am going to enter this at the Inspiration Station challenge as's their prompt, and I was inspired by all the leaves!

And also by Little Red Wagon's "Wreath for All Seasons" Challenge!

I hope you'll find some inspiration from our photos and are ready to play along! Check out what the DT created at the Inspired By blog as well!  Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy's first try at chopsticks!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."  Isaiah 40:8

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Thankful Forest Friends, Grateful Heart (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Confetti White (ret), Fall Break DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Sequins from my stash, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Swirls Dies, Blends to color leaves, Blending Brush