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Sunday, November 19, 2017

PP 317 Warm and Cozy Mittens


Happy Sunday, peeps!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far!  Sandy is our Paper Players hostess this week with a warm and cozy clean and simple challenge:


Oh, I had so many ideas in my head for this one, but my time was extremely limited this weekend so it was a good thing it was a clean and simple challenge!  I have had these mitten dies forever and I pulled out some scraps of plaid DSP from Carta Bella and made three wee little mittens:


I "hung" them on some Cherry Cobbler thick baker's twine, and mounted them on a panel embossed with a Tim Holtz EF; I liked the debossed side, so that's what I used!  


I used the buffalo plaid paper to make a little banner with my new Concord and 9th dies, then added a sentiment from MFT's Hand Lettered Holiday:


And I used the same set for the inside sentiment, and I hung another little set of mittens from the tail of the sentiment...so cute!


I hope you'll play along with our clean and simple challenge this week...can't wait to see your cozy creations!  Be sure to check out what the DT has created as well...you can see them all at the Paper Players!

My sister has been visiting for a few days from South Carolina, and we have been having a great time!  In the midst of that, we finally moved back into the kitchen and as of yesterday, all appliances are in and working!  What a blessing to have a dishwasher!  I don't have pix yet, as I've not "decorated" or gotten my trestle table in, but I promise I'll share soon.  Meanwhile, Gail and I went shopping at Goodwill, went to Longwood, and we all played with her dog, Daisy!  

You may recall seeing Daisy dressed in her raincoat during the hurricane in September:


While at Goodwill, Gail found this "warm and cozy"little outfit:


 She hates it, of course, but all had a good laugh while she ran around with it on!!!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hand Lettered Holiday (My Favorite Things)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Christmas Delivery DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Thick Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Season of Cheer Dies (Concord and 9th), Mitten Dies (Nestabilities), Love Mittens Dies (Memory Box) Reindeer Knit EF (Tim Holtz), Dimensionals

Friday, November 17, 2017

AYSI163 Sail On


Happy Friday, peeps!  Phew, the end of a busy but productive week!  It's time for another As You See It challenge!  Check out this sketch:

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Yesterday was John's birthday, so I put the sketch to good use making his card with a couple of new-to-me stamp sets by Clearly Whimsy called Ocean Journey and Ocean Journey sentiments:


Since John used to have a sailboat, but doesn't any longer, he can look at this little boat longingly and dream of days when he used to be at the tiller!  I used Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist and Pacific Point for my colors; I was inspired by the gift wrap we used to wrap John's present:


Pretty bright!!  I used some retired DSPs for the background diecut and the paper-pieced hull, then colored in the mast and star with a marker.  I twisted some baker's twine and embroidery floss together to make the string:


The banners were various DSPs and stamped pieces and I added a little enamel star for embellishment:


The inside was stamped with anchors from the set as well as a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit:
 

Cassidy made her own card for Grampy; she used stickers to spell out "Happy John Day along with balloons that also spelled Happy Birthday (all her own idea):


And she liked my boat, so she decided to use the same image for the inside of her card, although hers is illustrated a little more than mine!!!  That girl LOVES my markers:


My favorite parts are the hand-drawn sea creatures at the bottom of the ocean, which she labeled just in case he couldn't figure out what they were:



I think I'll order "lopster" the next time we go out for seafood, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin sentiment, Ocean Journey, Ocean Journey Sentiments (Clearly Whimsy), Background Blocks (Concord & 9th)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Prints DSP (ret)
 Ink Basic Black, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories Emamel Star, White Baker's Twine, Embroidery Floss
Tools     Big Shot, Labels Framelits (ret), Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MM265 and JUGS419


Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  I squeaked in a little stamping time last night....my week is crazy and I really didn't think I'd get much time to stamp, but I guess we make time for the things we like, right?  I loved the Merry Monday theme of Outdoor Activities, and I always like silhouettes, so I also went with the JUGS challenge as well:


I have used a combination of old and new stamps for my card today!  This silhouette image of a boy sledding is one I got at a stamp show several years ago; I embossed him in white on some new-to-me papers from Simple Stories, then added some woodgrain stamping on the Crumb Cake base and although it's hard to see, the Cherry Cobbler panel also has some word stamping on it:


I sponged all around the edges of my embossed image as well as the Bordering Blue scalloped panel - another oldie (I just loved that color, why did SU get rid of it?) - and then tied a little linen thread behind it:


The sentiment and banner are also new-to-me items from Concord & 9th, called Christmas Cheer Turnabout stamp set and Ribbon Banner die.  The snowflake is from Seasonal Layers, also Bordering Blue and coated with glitter:


I hope you have a great day---thanks for popping it and be blessed!

Another couple pictures from Longwood....these topiaries are trimmed to look like big monsters!  



Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sledding Boy (unknown), Joyful Noel, Christmas Cheer Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White (ret), Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Bordering Blue (ret), Winter Wonderland DSP (Simple Stories)
 Ink Crumb Cake, White Craft, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Glitter (Martha Stewart), Heat & Stick Powder, White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Ribbon Banner Die (Concord & 9th), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Layering Squares Framelits, Square Stitched Dies (Lil'Inkers), Heat Tool

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SIP125 Brown, Orange and Yellow


Happy Tuesday, all! It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge....and I apologize in advance, as I originally thought the palette called for orange instead of rust, so my colors are a wee bit off!  I hope you'll forgive me!  So here we go:

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And here is my Jar of Love thank you card for a special customer:


I used some retired fall DSPs from a year or so ago, and stamped the flowers and foliage in Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie inks, then diecut them with the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I also stamped some of the foliage around the edges of my Chocolate Chip card base:


I added a couple of sentiments and some foliage on the inside as well:


My sketch is from In(k)spire Me  for this week:


Thanks for popping in and I hope you'll play with our pretty fall palette this week!  It's perfect for those Thanksgiving cards too!  Can't wait to see you there!

John is just finishing up doing the plumbing for the sink....I am trying to be patient but I am really, really, ready to be able to turn on that faucet and have water again!!!  Cassidy was "helping":


Kind of reminds me of Cousin Itt from the Addams Family!   Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Jar of Love
Card stock & Papers     Chocolate Chip, Thick White, Fall DSPs (retired and I don't remember the names! :D)
 Ink Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Crushed Curry
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits, Circle Thinlets, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, November 12, 2017

PP370 White Snowflake


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Nance is our Paper Players hostess today and she has a gorgeous challenge for us:


I think white on white cards are beautiful, but they can be a challenge to photograph!  I finally ended up taking my picture outside on the deck in the natural sunlight, where the embossing of the new Winter Wonder embossing folder could show up more clearly:


The embossed layer is Shimmery White, and I layered it on a Glossy White card base; the sentiment is from Christmas Quilt, stamped on vellum in Craft White and heat-embossed with white embossing powder.  I added some pearl accents and three little snowflake sequins from a past Project Life kit:


The photographs just don't do this card justice, unfortunately!  

The design team has come up with some dazzling creations!  Be sure to check them out at the Paper Players blog!  While you're there, be sure to share your own white on white creations with us!

Cassidy had to make a Thanksgiving jar for school; inside she put pre-printed activities regarding things for which they are thankful.  We rolled them up into little scrolls and tied with string.  Each day she pulls one of the activities out and completes it with or for her family!  She had to decorate the jar, so I got some ribbon and some felt leaves from a wreath kit we had never finished and she made good use of several glue dots and her unique creativity!





Nice job!  Enjoy your day and be blessed....and remember all the things for which we are thankful!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Quilt
Card stock & Papers     Glossy White, Shimmery White, Vellum
 Ink Craft White
Accessories Pearls, Snowflake Sequins, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Heat Tool, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder

Saturday, November 11, 2017

CAS Peace


Happy Saturday, peeps!  A quick card today--we have a Veteran's Day breakfast to attend and then our Operation Christmas Child event!  Be sure to thank a Veteran today, too!  

I did get a little creating  done last night, using the CAS Colours and Sketches palette, and the CAS(E) This Sketch layout:


And there's no stamping!  At least not on the outside!  I've not used these large dies from Papertrey Ink for a while, so I cut out three layers of diecuts from Thick White cardstock, adhered them together and created this:


I offset the diecut to show the Emerald Envy layer beneath; I added a small strip of Silver Foil at the top and bottom of the white panel:
  

And just as a little extra, I diecut some vellum sprigs, "tied" them with silver twine and added some silver glitter!  The circular Tranquil Tide layer was embossed with a polka dot embossing folder:


Another to add to my Christmas card stash!

Yesterday at school, Cassidy participated in a Veteran's Day assembly and she and a few of her schoolmates recited the Pledge of Allegiance on stage (sorry the photos are blurry, these were sent by her teacher):



You may be able to see that her skirt and leggings were quite patriotic....red, white and blue!!  And her teacher said she did a great job!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Emerald Envy, Tranquil Tide, Vellum
 Ink
Accessories Silver Twine, Silver Glitter (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlets, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (ret), Circles Framelits (ret), Peace Die (Papertrey Ink), Mini Dimensionals