Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SIP123 Foxy Friends Birthday

Happy Tuesday, everyone, and Happy Halloween!  I hope your trick-or-treating is safe and fun!  It's also Stamp Ink Paper time, with a wonderful sketch:

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My birthday card supply is running low, especially for guys, so I pulled out some never-used papers from Pick a Pattern, along with a neglected stamp set, Foxy Friends:

If you live in my area of PA, you know that the neighboring town of Kennett Square is "The Mushroom Capital of the World"...but not something an out-of-towner would probably know, LOL!  And although I like mushrooms, I would probably never go out of my way to put one on a card!  But this cute mushroom paper is kind of fun and quirky, so I put it to use with some black accents and a sentiment from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous!  And I even gave my little Foxy friend some mushrooms of his own!

On the inside, I added another sentiment from the same set, with a little Crushed Curry "greenery":

I hope you'll play with our sketch this week....I just love this one and you may see it again very soon!  Check out what the other designers did with it as well as Stamp Ink Paper!

If you are faint-of-heart, just skip past this picture of Cassidy!  I am NOT a fan of blood and gore for Halloween, but apparently she wanted to try her own makeup skills and this is what she came up with:

At least she's a smiling ghoul!  Have a wonderful day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Foxy Friends, Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Pick a Pattern DSP
 Ink Palette Noir, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Crushed Curry Marker

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  I remember my daddy telling me this when I was little and I would giggle; I didn't know it was from a poem, but I found it recently!  It's a little long, but certainly fun to read on Halloween!  It's written by James Whitcomb Riley, and he writes just the way he heard the words....so it's sort of in an old down-home dialect; for example, the word "kivvers" translates to "covers"...you'll see what I mean! Enjoy!

by: James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

    To all the little children: -- The happy ones; and sad ones;
    The sober and the silent ones; the boisterous and glad ones;
    The good ones -- Yes, the good ones, too; and all the lovely bad ones.

    ITTLE Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay,
    An' wash the cups an' saucers up, an' brush the crumbs away,
    An' shoo the chickens off the porch, an' dust the hearth, an' sweep,
    An' make the fire, an' bake the bread, an' earn her board-an'-keep;
    An' all us other childern, when the supper-things is done,
    We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun
    A-list'nin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about,
    An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
    Ef you
    Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers,--
    An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs,
    His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl,
    An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there at all!
    An' they seeked him in the rafter-room, an' cubby-hole, an' press,
    An' seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an' ever'-wheres, I guess;
    But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an' roundabout:--
    An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
    Ef you
    An' one time a little girl 'ud allus laugh an' grin,
    An' make fun of ever' one, an' all her blood-an'-kin;
    An' wunst, when they was "company," an' ole folks wuz there,
    She mocked 'em an' shocked 'em, an' said she didn't care!
    An' thist as she kicked her heels, an' turn't to run an' hide,
    They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side,
    An' they snatched her through the ceilin' 'fore she knowed what she's about!
    An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
    Ef you
    An' little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue,
    An' the lamp-wick sputters, an' the wind goes woo-oo!
    An' you hear the crickets quit, an' the moon is gray,
    An' the lightnin'-bugs in dew is all squenched away,--
    You better mind yer parunts, an' yer teachurs fond an' dear,
    An' churish them 'at loves you, an' dry the orphant's tear,
    An' he'p the pore an' needy ones 'at clusters all about,
    Er the Gobble-uns 'll git you
    Ef you

    Happy Halloween to all!

Monday, October 30, 2017

MTS200 and CTD466 Three Leaves

Happy Monday, peeps!  I finally have a non-Chrismtas card for you, this definitely has a fall feel to it!  The Color Throwdown had lovely autumn hues for its challenge this week, and the Match the Sketch is celebrating their 200th challenge, and they want us to choose a favorite sketch from the past, so I chose sketch #42!

I began with a card of Kraft cardstock from last year, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Woodlands embossing folder, on which I had applied a layer of Sahara Sand ink:

I used the Vintage Leaves set for the three vertical elements, stamping them in Fresh Fig, Cajun Craze and Old Olive and a vertical panel of Foil Frenzy, just to add a little interest.  I also added a stitched border and some thick baker's twine in Blackberry Bliss.  

The sentiment is from Blooms and Wishes, diecut with a Stitched Shapes oval.   A lovely fall creation!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Leaves, Blooms and Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Kraft (ret), Fresh Fig, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Foil Frenzy DSP
 Ink Fresh Fig, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand
Accessories Blackberry Bliss Thick Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Woodlands EF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Borders Die (Lawn Fawn), Leaflets Framelits

Sunday, October 29, 2017

PP368 Christmas Wreath


Hi peeps!  It's Sunday, and that means another Paper Players challenge!  This one is a tic-tac-toe from the amazingly-talented Jaydee!  So many good choices on this board, I didn't know where to start!  In the end, I chose the middle row across:

I had a piece of this Be Merry DSP already cut, laying on my desk, so I decided to use it as a background for my card; I hope you can see the white-on-white wreath!!:

I had planned to lay my sparkly wreath, made from the Swirly Scribbles and Pretty Pines dies, directly on the striped paper, but it really got lost, so I added a white mat for a cleaner background.  Here's a closeup of those glimmer paper elements, and a little tag with some sparkly baker's twine:

To make adhering these elements easier, I first pulled the paper backing off all the glimmer paper pieces before adding a layer of adhesive sheet.  This makes it thinner and easier to run through the Big Shot as well as easier to remove the die on the intricate pieces.  I also added a glue dot and really strong glue to the back of the tag, as my dimensional did not want to stick to the glitter!!!  Keeping my fingers crossed it all stays together, LOL!

The design team created a plethora of gorgeous creations with this challenge; I hope you'll check each and every one out, give them some love, and then share your creation with us as well:

The "kids" went to the Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Dana shared Cassidy dressed in her JoJo outfit....I am having trouble handling this rockstar persona, LOL!  But she does sparkle! I think the shoes make the outfit, don't you?!  Good thing they zip up the back!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Tiny Tags (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Adhesive Sheets, Be Merry DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Glimmer Paper in Real Red, Dazzling Diamonds & Mint Macaron (ret)
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Red & White Glitter Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlets, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

Saturday, October 28, 2017

LRW417 and IM323 Red Deer


Happy Saturday!  Hope you're having a great weekend so far!  I apologize for so many Christmas cards lately...it's what's on my mind and schedule, and I promise soon I'll do something else!  This card today is for two challenges, the Little Red Wagon "red" challenge and the In(k)spire Me challenge to make a circle card:

This card base is made from Glossy White cardstock...SU had this a long time ago and brought it back, and I haven't seen anyone use it!  It's sturdy and good for a shaped card like this one!  I used a Circles Framelit to cut it out at around 4", leaving a tiny little fold uncut at the top for the hinge:

The size allows it to still fit in a standard-size envelope!  The sentiment is from Seasonal Chums, which has come in handy several times!  The other elements are cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Be Merry DSP, with the trees and deer cut from the Card Front Builder Framelits:

The scenery is covered with Wink of Stella for a nice little shine, and it's too bad you can't see it here!  This was a fun, easy card to make, and I love that it's a different shape!

Thanks for popping in today and be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!

A few scenes from a walk a took last week (and from which I managed to get poison ivy all over my face and neck!!!!):

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Seasonal Chums
Card stock & Papers     Glossy White, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler
Tools     Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Scallop Circle Dies (Nestabilities), Card Front Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Friday, October 27, 2017

FMS310 Peace On Earth

Hi everyone!  Yay, it's Friday and we have a quiet weekend planned after a busy week!  I made another Christmas card using the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch:
I have barely used Carols of Christmas, so I pulled it out along with the Merry Music Specialty DSP to create my really simple monchromatic card:

I am still on the fence about stamping the big sentiment on the DSP, but I really wanted to highlight these papers, so I just went with it!  I added a vellum layer so that the words could show through from the black paper, and just to break up the plainness, I added a strip of Silver Foil along with a rhinestone-embellished star:

I also rounded the opposite corners of each of the panels, since it was a fairly plain card, just to give it a little more interest!  So happy you popped it today!

I don't have any Cassidy pictures today, but I thought I would show you the progress on the kitchen!  These pictures are a little rough as the sun was not cooperative!  The paint on the walls really does not look green, it is more a grayish-blue, but the cabinets are pretty spot on:

We are getting a quartz countertop, which will be measured on Tuesday and maybe it will be installed before Thanksgiving!  I am keeping my fingers crossed!  And here's what the flooring now looks like:

We are thrilled with it so far!!  I will be happy to get my kitchen back in the house, it's getting pretty cold out in that garage, LOL!  Have a wonderful day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Carols of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Vellum, Silver Foil, Merry Music Specialty DSP
 Ink Basic Black
Accessories Rhinestone
Tools     Corner Rounder Punch

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Little Snowy Scene

Happy Thursday, peeps!  I am so excited, because today our floor is being installed!  It will be a two-day process, but I know the installers will be able to get a large portion of it done today!  My BIL helped John put the crown molding on the cabinets earlier in the week, so slowly, the remodel is getting done!  There are still a lot of things left to do, especially touch-up painting.  I may be able to create a card, but painting woodwork is definitely not my forte!  But anyway, I have a big party coming up Friday night and I wanted to make some new samples with a few Holiday Mini sets, so I pulled out Hearts Come Home and some blue hues of ink and came up with this:

I just lined up the houses and stamped them in various shades, then stamped the trees, cut them out, and diecut a snowman with the Hometown Greetings die to create my little scene:

I mounted it on a strip of Christmas From Around the World DSP...love that print! And can you see the little footprints I drew in the snow?!  Finally, I added a little Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle!  Thanks for popping in today!

Here's what Halloween looks like at McDonalds:

Since she's wearing a crown AND a unicorn face, I am not quite sure what she is supposed to be, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hearts Come Home, Seasonal Chums (sentiment)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Christmas Around the World DSP
 Ink Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Tranquil Tide, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Dimensionals, Soft Sky Marker, Going Gray Marker

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

GDP110 Thanks a Bunch

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  I'm playing with the Global Design Project sketch for this week:

I just love this sketch!  I decided to digress from typical fall colors for my leafy creation and chose the colors from this pattern found in the Autumn Harvest DSP:

I stamped the Soft Sky panels with the honeycomb image from Butterfly Basics; the leaves are from Colorful Seasons, and the sentiment is from Wood Words:

The diecuts are from Seasonal Layers; baker's twine is retired Pistachio Pudding, and I added some sequins from my stash!  I also added a tiny sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds glitter behind the leaf diecut for a little sparkle!  Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy finally learned how to go all the way across the monkey bars!  She has been watching Ninja Warriors and tried to imitate their movements, and it worked!  The last time she tried to do this, she was four and fell and broke her arm!!!

Goofball!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Colorful Seasons, Wood Words, Butterfly Basics
Card stock & Papers     Thick Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz,  Autumn Harvest DSP
 Ink Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Sequins from my stash, Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine (ret), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SIP122 Washi for Halloween

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge...washi tape!  I WISH I had some washi tape similar to the challenge photo, it's beautiful!!!

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Unfortunately, I find that when I buy washi, I forget all about it, and then I don't use it, and then it
kind of loses its stickiness and I end up tossing it in the trash!🙁 But I did get the Pick a Pattern washi from the current catalog, so I used it to make a Halloween card:

I layered it on a mat of Pumpkin Pie, then ran it through an embossing folder to mimic the circles on the washi:

I added the cat from Spooky Cat, along with some extra stars I had cut out from this project, even giving Mr Cat a little star on his collar!

My final embellishments were some narrow grosgrain ribbon and a Daffodil Delight moon!

The DT has some delicious confections they created with washi tape, and I'm willing to bet you can come up with some too!  Be sure to check them out at the SIP blog, and share yours with us as well!  Thanks for visiting today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper (ret)
 Ink Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Accessories Tangelo Twist Baker's Twine (ret), Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Narrow Black Grosgrain Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Cat Punch, Star Dies (Verve), Polka Dotted EF(Sissix), Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals