Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TMS521 Thanks

Happy Wednesday, peeps! When I made this card yesterday, in my craft room light, it looked great! I really though my DSPs were both from the Flirty Flamingo color family!   However, when I photographed it, the difference in the colors was quite apparent!  But I had already put time into it, so I let it go!  It uses the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch:

along with some papers from the Brights DSPs and Bird Ballad DSPs:

So I guess the bird cage paper is more Grapefruit Grove than Flirty Flamingo....better luck next time!!  And although it's hard to see, there are feathers from a Paper Pumpkin kit heat embossed in white on the background; the sentiment is from A Big Thank You, diecut with a die from the Stitched Labels dies:

The bird, popped up on a stitched circle, was simply cut from the Bird Ballad DSP!  Thanks for popping in and checking out my mis-matched card!

So this happened yesterday too:

Her hair was getting a little too long for her to take of by herself, so a little cut was the solution! No more blue-turned-green, either!  Cute!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Big Thank You, Paper Pumpkin (May2019)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Bird Ballad DSP, Brights DSP
 Ink Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Petal Pink
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Labels Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fall Flowers

Happy Tuesday, all!  I had a few minutes to stamp yesterday between camps, and I was really just kind of fooling around with some watercolored images...wasn't really planning to use them, just practicing, but in the end, when I saw these two challenges, I thought I might go ahead and create a card with it!  The challenges are The Flower Challenge--anything goes, and the Always Fun Challenge, which is asking for fall colors:

My flowers are from Tim Holtz, stamped in Stazon on SU's watercolor paper and colored with Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede and Old Olive inks:

I diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die, added a distressed Old Olive mat and mounted it on my card:

The card base is Crumb Cake, and I stamped the "distressed" image from Woven Heirlooms randomly on it before adding a piece of woodgrain paper and a sentiment from Altnew.  I love line-drawn images, they're fun to color!  Thanks for popping in today!

Mommy-daughter lunch date....or I guess maybe it's dessert date!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Woven Heirlooms, Flower Garden (Tim Holtz), Label Love (Altenew)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Woodgrain DSP, Watercolor Paper
 Ink Stazon Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories Black Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Aquapainter

Monday, September 16, 2019

In(k)spire Me 401 Fall Collage

Happy Monday, peeps!  Just a quick post today---I have two Christmas card stamp camps today, so it's going to be busy but fun!  I thought the In(k)spire Me sketch was a fun one---they actually have a color challenge too but I chose to only do the sketch--and here it is:

I pulled out a retired set, Pick a Pumpkin, and its matching dies, Patterned Pumpkins, and stamped a few in Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Grapefruit Grove, and Crushed Curry and Old Olive, cutting them out and clustering them around a cool collage print from some papers by Carta Bella:

I cut some tendrils and the little horizontal embellishments from some Photoplay papers, and that was about it!  I toyed with adding a sentiment, but nothing really worked, so I left it plain and mounted it on an embossed mat of Sahara Sand.  I'll add a sentiment inside when I send it out!

Aren't these little pictures so fun?!  Love them!

Thanks for popping in today!

Here's another little fall vignette, LOL!  

Do you think that Eden adores Cassidy?  I think she does!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Pick a Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla,  Naturals White (ret), Fall Break DSP (Carta Bella), Autumn Day DSP (Photoplay)
 Ink Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Grapefruit Grove, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Nested Labels Dies, Patterned Pumpkins Dies (ret), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Soft Suede Marker

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Paper Players 459 CAS Snowflakes

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Anne Marie is our Paper Players hostess this week with an amazing clean-and-simple challenge!  Check it out:

I was really excited about this challenge, because I just bought the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, and was pondering what to do with them! we go:

I already had the Seasonal Layers die set on my desk for a past project, so I pulled out the snowflake dies and cut one of each from the darkest blue foil....soooo pretty, but so hard to capture in a photograph!

I layered the top one against a panel of Sparkle glimmer paper and placed the other two at the bottom right to fit the FMS sketch for this week:

My last addition was a wee little sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit, stamped in Blueberry Bushel.  I resisted adding pearls or bling, as it is a clean-and-simple challenge, but it would look very pretty if I had!

I hope you'll play along with our current CAS challenge....remember to use minimal layers and embellishments...personally, I love lots of white space, so that's what I go for!  Share your creation with us at the Paper Players...can't wait to see it!  While you're there, check out what beauties the DT came up with as well!  Thanks for visiting today!

Friday night football!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Royal Peacock Foil Specialty DSP
 Ink Blueberry Bushel
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Dies

Saturday, September 14, 2019

CTS339 Pumpkin Note

Happy Saturday, peeps!  Boy, it was decidedly fall-feeling yesterday, so I pulled out a few autumnal-hued papers and coordinating stamps (I have SO MANY!) and created a couple cards using the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch, which I just love:

The first one uses a pumpkin from Right at Home's Grateful Heart set; I stamped it on some watercolor paper and colored it with reinkers:

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart, and the plaid paper is from Carta Bella, the print paper is from Photoplay...I love how that little "pumpkin" is in orange, right above my stamped pumpkin!

I used a corner rounder to round all the corners, as well as the lower corners of my Very Vanilla card, which was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder!  For the next one, I used some more images from the same Right at Home set, mounting them on a piece of Authentique paper, then adding a tiny sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit:

I used Blends to color these in; has anyone ever had a Blend come apart so that the wick comes out?  That happened to one of mine...a bit frustrating for sure!

Anyhoo, that's it for today...thank for popping in and be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!  

This girl still loves her blankie....and her lambie...and Ginger!!  Although I am not quite sure why she's sleeping on the floor!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Grateful Heart (Right at Home), Paper Pumpkin (ret), Bunches of Joy (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Watercolor, Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream (ret), Autumn Day DSP (Photoplay), Fall Break DSP (Carta Bella), Nestled DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Stazon Black, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Subtle EF, Aquapainter, Corner Rounder Punch (ret), Word Window Punch (ret), SU Blends

Friday, September 13, 2019

AYSI209 Merry Circles

Hey kiddos!  Friday has finally arrived, and with it comes a new As You See It challenge!  And I must add, this is an extra-special challenge, because we are adding a new member to our team...the uber-creative (and lovely Paper Player teamie), Joanne James.  If you've not visited her blog, The Crafty Owl, you're in for a treat...she is one crafty chick!!  Give her a big welcome when you visit!  

Our challenge today is a "fill in the blank"...those are always fun!  This week, we want you to use your favorite die or punch:

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I can't tell you how excited I was when SU came out with the Stitched Shapes dies!  I use them so much, the name is wearing off the front of the plastic envelope!  The circles are the ones I go to most, so I paired them with some Wrapped In Plaid and Gold Foil DSPs to make a card:

I kept my background plain but I did emboss it with a Tim Holtz Poinsettia Knit EF, then added a diecut sentiment from the retired Christmas Greetings dies; I cut out three layers and adhered them together for an extra pop:

Finally, I added some sequins from my stash for a little extra sparkle!  This would be a great way to use up some DSP scraps, don't you think?

So what's your favorite die or punch?  Share it with us at As You See It so we can see it too!  Thanks for popping in today!

We took an impromptu trip to Longwood Gardens last night...they had a fountain show set to Broadway music, and of course it was fabulous!  A little rain shower before the show kept us under the tent, but John was content to drink a beer while we listened to Polkadelphia...a polka band from Philly!  Then the rain stopped and we only got our seats wet a tiny little bit, LOL!   It was a fun way to spend a late summer evening!  My photos are not that good but hopefully you can get a feel for the evening!  It was fun to watch the change as the evening got darker and darker!

How can just water and lights be so spectacular?!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid DSP
Accessories Sequins (Verve)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Christmas Greetings Dies (ret), Poinsettia Knit EF (Tim Holtz)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

IB89 Acorns for Fall

Hi peeps!  It's sweltering here in PA....but it is still summer, right?!  Thankfully, Laurel has her mind on fall and she has a wonderful Inspired By challenge for us today!  Here's my take on soon as I saw the photo prompt, I knew I wanted to use this Spellbinder's Die of the Month from last year:

And here is her photo inspiration:

I love the rich intense colors...I think I should have done some shading on my card!  Maybe I'll do another, LOL!  Anyway, I started my card by using the sketch from Sketch Saturday:

I diecut the acorn cap from some Brushed Copper cardstock, and the remaining pieces from some Oliver DSP from My Mind's Eye:

The tan background, plaid mat, and banner are also from the same pad, and I embossed the tan background with the Subtle embossing folder after adhering it to a Very Vanilla card base.  The final simple touch was three candy dots in the corner!  I left the inside blank until I decide for what occasion to use it!

Thanks for popping in today--I hope you'll use our photo inspiration to create something fall-ish, or acorny, or whatever!  Share it with us at the IB blog too!!

Our little tomboy!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Brushed Copper (ret), Oliver DSP (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories Candy Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, October 2018 Small Die of the Month (Spellbinders)