Friday, June 30, 2017

AYSI153 Colorful Fall

Hi peeps!  Happy Friday! It's time for another As You See It challenge, and we have a lovely sketch for you!  Here we go:

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I thought the sketch would be perfect for the pretty leaf images from the uber-popular Colorful Seasons set; they're about the only ones I haven't gotten inky yet!  I paired them with some pretty woodgrain from the Wood Textures Stack:

I used Chocolate Chip for my card base and stamped the leaf image on watercolor paper, first in Real Red and then again in Pumpkin Pie, right over top of it.  The outline image was stamped in Chocolate Chip, then diecut with the matching die from Seasonal Layers.  I stamped some random leaves and little flower centers along the vertical line, then I stamped a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on the same watercolor paper and snipped the edges for a little banner:

I added a white mat on the inside of the card as well!  I just love this autumn-hued creation!  The AYSI team has a wide variety of samples this week using this sketch!  Be sure to check them out and share your own with us as well!

Dana and Wayne have set their date (Sept 9) and the girls went dress shopping earlier in the week. The bride gets to ring a bell when they decide upon a dress, and Dana let Cassidy ring the bell!  So yep, the dress is ordered!  You'll have to wait to see it, though!

Be blessed and enjoy your day!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Colorful Seasons
Card stock & Papers     Chocolate Chip, Watercolor, Naturals White (ret), Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Frameliets, Dimensionals

Thursday, June 29, 2017

MM254 Jolly Moose

Happy Thursday, all!  My Christmas card supply is rather low, so even though I have only one moose stamp, I thought I would play along with the Merry Monday challenge this week:

I finally broke down and got SU's embossing paste and stencils and just played around with them on a little piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock I had sitting on my desk....I just did a portion of it, trying it out.  It really is fun and easy, and it dried quickly, so I went ahead and used it for my Christmas card:

The card base is some retired Kraft paper, and I also stamped my moose image in white craft ink on Kraft as well, then embossed it with white embossing powder.  I used some Chocolate Chip ink to color him in, and Cherry Cobbler for his accessories!  Speaking of accessories, the new mini dimensionals are AWESOME for adhering little bits like the pompom on Mr Moose's hat!

I stamped some star images from the same set and added some Cherry Cobbler Double-Stitched Ribbon; the sentiment is from Merry Crittermas, also retired!  I think this moose looks a little sad, but maybe he's just cold!  Thanks for popping in today!

We went to my nephew's farm to get eggs yesterday; there is always a plethora of cats around and Cassidy cannot wait to play with them.  Most of them are black.....

but there's a little Siamese-looking one that somehow popped into the family:

She wants to bring one home SO BADLY, but sadly, Grampy says "no"!!!  (Wayne agrees!)  So we will just have to get our kitty fix every time we go for eggs!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new As You See It challenge!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Jolly Friends, Merry Crittermas (both ret)
Card stock & Papers     Tranquil Tide, Naturals White (ret), Kraft (ret)
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Cherry Cobbler Double-Stitched Ribbon
Tools     Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Masks, Palette Knife, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GDP093 Fancy Feathers

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I haven't gotten much stamping time in over the past few days, so I sat down in my craft room late last night and squeaked out a birthday card using the Global Design Project's colors:

I just finished cutting all my paper for my latest paper share and this particular pattern from the Just Add Color DSP called to me....I love those feathers!  I colored each one loosely with ink and an aquapainter; the paper really isn't made for watercoloring, it doesn't blend that well, but I still liked the effect it gave:

Before embossing the right front with the Softly Falling EF, I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet in Berry Burst:

I cut the curved edge freehand, and simply used the edge as a pattern to cut the Lemon Lime Twist mat as well:

The final touch was a little bit of Soft Sky's close enough to Pool Party to work!  I love these colors together!  I hope the recipient does too!

We did our annual blueberry-picking on Monday....we didn't get any last year, as the birds got them all, but there were plenty of gorgeous berries for us this year!  We normally get about 40 pounds, but we only picked 24 this time.  Cassidy was a big help....for about 15 minutes!  I asked her how many berries she had picked, she looked down in her bucket and said "Eleven...."!!!!  I think she ate more than she picked, LOL!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Just Add Color Specialty DSP
 Ink Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party
Accessories Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Aquapainter

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Fun for SIP105

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  We have a new Stamp Ink Paper challenge today....a fun summer one!

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I used the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch for my card today:

as well as a cute little stamp from Technique Junkies that features two bathing beauties who just make me smile:

I started with some watercolor paper, wet a rectangle on it with a broad paintbrush, then added a little Marina Mist ink to make a sky.  I added a few little splatters, then stamped the image in Bermuda Bay and added a little sentiment from Papertrey's Star Prints:

This is one of my favorite summer pasttimes....swimming in the ocean!  I hope you'll regale us with your summer fun creations!!  Share them with us at Stamp Ink Paper!

And speaking of swimming.....

Wheeeeeeee!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet and Burlap

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a very quick card for you today, no challenges, just something I made as a sample for my open house last week.  The Beautiful Bouquet set has so many pretty floral images, I chose to use it in some subtle pastels:

My base is the new In Color of Powder Pink, and I stamped the new Burlap background stamp in Craft White ink on it for some "texture"!  I then stamped the floral images on Very Vanilla and cut them out with a square Stitched Shapes framelit....oh, but the image is a rectangle!  I did this by cutting out just a portion of the image, not running it through the Big Shot all the way, then repositioning the die and finishing the cut.  If that doesn't make sense, I'll try to do a wee little tutorial on it in the future!

I also used some of the new Shimmer Ribbon in  Powder Pink as well:


So sweet!

A little boardwalk action!

Thanks for stopping in today!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Burlap
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Very Vanilla
 Ink Powder Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Craft White
Accessories Shimmer Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Sunday, June 25, 2017

PP350 Nance's Sketch

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you are having a good weekend so far!  Nance is our awesome hostess for today's Paper Players challenge with a wonderful sketch:

This gorgeous paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP is swoon-worthy! I let it do most of the work: 

I adhered it to a thick white cardstock base and added a row of Pick a Pattern washi tape along the left edge.  The sentiment from Colorful Seasons was stamped in Calypso Coral and a little Glitter Enamel Dot was added for some interest, and finally I pleated some of the new Classic Weave ribbon in Soft Sky for my accent.  I will say that you need a strong adhesive to make this ribbon stick...I ended up using Tear 'N Tape to finally get it to behave!

It's also time to say goodbye to our latest group of Paper Players guest designers, and we are so happy to have a new crew waiting in the wings!  Thank you to Crystal and Valentyna for their beautiful designs they shared with us over the last six months!  Deanne is staying on for another term, and we want to welcome Jan Clothier and Annie Abrahamson to the team!  They'll be starting in July, so stay tuned!!  Meanwhile, check out the Paper Players blog to see ALL the cool creations this week!

Cassidy had a little lemonade stand at our garage sale....she was a good little salesperson and only complained when we had no customers!  Here she is, eating her breakfast and looking forlornly out the doors for her next victim  customer!!!  

She did very well, and earned almost $9!  Some of her patrons gave her a little extra, which helped! She enjoyed counting out her money, although she kept telling us she earned 875 cents, LOL!  She knows that four quarters equal a dollar, but I am sure it seemed like much more when it was tallied it up in cents!  She had a plan on how to spend some of it too...a little trip to the beach!

Thanks for popping in...please play along with the sketch this week, we love to see what you create!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Colorful Seasons
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Soft Sky, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
 Ink Calypso Coral
Accessories Glitter Enamel Dot, Classic Weave Soft Sky Ribbon, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tear 'N Tape

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FMS293 Get Well Soon

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I have missed you, hope you missed me, LOL!  When we began our kitchen remodel, we also cleaned out a lot of stuff and decided to have a yard sale yesterday and today!  So I have been busy setting everything up!  Even though it rained yesterday off and on, we still had a lot of customers, and I am looking forward to some more today!  I had a card made for the FMS sketch challenge from Karren a day or so ago, but never got a chance to post it, so we here go!

I pulled out some older papers from a little 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye called Oliver; I just loved the little collage of images down in the corner:

I didn't have a circle or oval die big enough to cut my shape, so I did it free-hand, then stamped some flowers on the rounded edge with a retired stamp called Vintage Vogue.  The kraft paper card base was stamped with French Script, and I also stamped a little key from Artistic Etchings.

I still thought it looked a little bare, so I added some black glimmer leaves, a bit of Soft Sky seam binding and a little chevron heart.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I never have enough get-well cards, so this is the beginning of my stash!  Thanks for popping in today!

So here's a shot of our garage sale....luckily we could have it IN the garage:

Of course, not everything was for sale....all the men who shopped were very interested in buying all the tools and equipment that weren't for sale, LOL!  Cassidy got in on the action too...she helped Grampy put up the signs at the end of the driveway:

and she was very helpful in pricing all the goodies:

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our next Paper Players challenge too!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Vogue (ret), French Script (ret), Artistic Etchings (ret), Hero Arts CL342
Card stock & Papers     Kraft (ret), Black Glimmer (ret), MME Lost & Found 3 Oliver DSP, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP (ret)
 Ink Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Marina Mist
Accessories Soft Sky seam binding (ret), linen thread
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Heart Punch (ret), dimensionals

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Better Together Christmas Layers

Hey peeps!  Happy Wednesday!  The current Jingle Belles challenge is "All Bundled Up" have several layers on your card!  This Christmas card I made recently using the Be Merry DSP and a sentiment from Better Together fit the bill perfectly:

This was as easy as pie....I just added the tree-filled DSP layer on a Garden Green card, added a horizontal piece, then stamped and diecut some stitched shapes and added a little tree fussy-cut from a left-over scrap!

It has a nice sentiment for the inside as well, but I forgot to photograph it!  You'll have to imagine how nice it is....."One of the best parts of the season is keeping in touch with you!"  Love it!  

Our living room is in total disarray, but Cassidy still found time to read to her dolls!  

Many of you have asked how the remodel is coming along...the outside is completed, we are just waiting for the shutters to arrive, hopefully today!  The weather wasn't very sunny the day these pix were taken, but you can see the new gray siding, the addition and the bump-out at the top:

and a small deck coming out from the sliding glass door (the steps are finished now!).  My yard is a TOTAL disaster....we had torrential rains yesterday and the topsoil went everywhere!  The grass will probably not grow back until next year. 

Meanwhile, John is drywalling upstairs and is almost done; he will start wiring the lighting and drywalling downstairs after that!  We will subcontract the taping and spackling...that's better left to an expert!  And then I can paint!  The kitchen cabinetry is ordered but it will be at least 6-8 weeks to be built. Long way to go yet, we are taking it a step at a time!  Thanks for asking! 

Enjoy your day now and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Better Together
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Garden Green, Be Merry
 Ink Garden Green
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SIP104 Blooms & Wishes

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Hope you're having a good week so far!  If you're reading this early in the morning, the color combination we have for you at Stamp Ink Paper will certainly wake you up! Check it out:

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When the new catalog came out, I realized I was really lacking in floral stamps, so I added this pretty Blooms & Wishes to my cart recently!  It worked perfectly for these colors...when I have lots of bright colors, I find that it's best for me to do something clean and simple.  I know the palette says "indigo" but I felt Bermuda Bay was a better match, so I added it to Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist for my card today:

The fonts are really pretty in this set's sentiments; I stamped this one in Silver Encore ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder:

and I added a silver glimmer brad, some silver wire behind my popped-up flower, and can you see the tiny silver center in the other flower?  That's a little piece of Brushed Silver cardstock punched with a 1/8" hole punch!

The florals in this set make it very easy to create a pretty card in a jiffy!  I hope you'll play along with us...I cannot wait to see what you create with these colors!

Another part of our busy weekend past was the commissioning of John's nephew Philip, who graduated from Drexel University as well as their ROTC program. Despite a few drops of rain, the outside ceremony in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, went like a charm.  Each cadet or midshipman had his parents "pin" him and then a friend or family member of the Armed Forces gave him his first salute.  He asked his Uncle John to do the was quite a moving ceremony:

Of course, after the serious ceremony, there are always moments of levity...especially in the Pugliese/Moyer family!

 We are very proud of Phil; in the fall he's off to Quantico for more officer training!  Hoo-rah!

Thanks for popping in today---be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Blooms & Wishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Brushed Silver (ret)
 Ink Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Encore
Accessories Silver Wire, Silver Glimmer Brad (ret)
Tools     Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, 1/8" Hole Punch