Friday, November 30, 2018

AYSI190 Making Spirits Bright

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's time for another As You See It challenge, and we've got a sketch for you...a wreath, and I love wreaths!  Here we go:

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My sweet friend Linda lent me her new sets, Making Christmas Bright and Making Every Day Bright, along with the matching punch, so I thought I would put them to use making a bright, retro-colored Christmas card:

I used the Swirly Scribbles die to cut out a foil wreath, then created light bulbs in Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana.  If you look closely, you can see that I strung some silver thread around the bulbs to create the "cord"!!!

My greenery is Lemon Lime Twist, and I embossed the background with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  My final touches are a glimmery bow, and although you can't see it, each bulb is winked with some Stella!  

I hope  you'll play along with our pretty sketch this sure to check out what the other designers created as well!  Can't wait to see you at As You See It!

What a spoiled dog!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Making Christmas Bright, Making Every Day Bright
Card stock & Papers     Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Foil
 Ink Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate
Accessories Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon (ret), Silver Wire, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella
Tools     Big Shot, Softly Falling EF, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, Banner Die (Nestabilities)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

IB49 Retro Santa

Hi stampers!  I have been fighting a cold or something for the last couple of weeks and I think it got the better of this will be quick!  Laurel has a fabulous retro Inspired By for us mind was whirling with possibilities when I saw it.  Sadly, I just wasn't up to being too creative so my card is pretty simple:

And here is her cute photo prompt:

My Santa is from a retired Artistic Outpost set called Frosty and Friends; I stamped him in Real Red, then gave him a wee bit of color with some Blends:

His nose looks sort of how mine feels, LOL!  I matted him in Glorious Green and gave him some holly berries just like on the DSP I used for the other layer!  Red Glimmer Paper made a wonderful diecut sentiment using the Merry Christmas Thinlets, along with a sentiment from Merry Christmas to All:

The layout I used is the FMS sketch for this week:

and finally, a sweet little sentiment from Papertrey for the inside:

I have a lot of digital images that I could have used for this challenge, and I'll bet you have some fun things you could use as well! I just need a few more hours in my day!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Getting ready to prank Mommy with a fake egg!  Silly girl!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Merry Christmas to All, Frosty and Friends (Artistic Outpost), Holiday Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Card stock & Papers     Adhesive Sheets, Whisper White, Real Red, Mint Macaron, Glorious Green, Real Red Glimmer,  Presents and Pinecones DSP(ret)
 Ink Real Red, Call Me Clover
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Merry Christmas Thinlets, 1/8" Hole Punch, Mint Macaron Marker, SU Blends, Quilt Builder Framelits

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Joyful for Inspire Create

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have a busy day so this will be short and sweet!  The Inspire.Create.Challenge this week is veeeery interesting:

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So the idea is to create your own sketch!!  I made one sketch, two cards with matching color combinations:

Both cards use Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride ink, using one color for the card base.  It's a really simple design; the wreath from Wishing You Well was stamped in Mint Macaron, the bow and "berries" were stamped in Blushing Bride:

The berries are from Many Blessings, but you could use little dots from any set, or even just the tip of a marker or blender pen!

The final touch was an embossed sentiment using a Tim Holtz EF:

These are quick and easy enough to make several for your Christmas card stash!  Thanks for popping in today!  

Another program that Cassidy uses on the computer allows her to put words into this collage:

The computer sorts it and she chooses the colors in which to print it; some of the words are a wee bit "misspelled" but it's a treasure to me!  Enjoy you day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Wishing You Well, Many Blessings
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
 Ink Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Christmas A2 Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fab Friday 151

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I have a couple of cards today using the Fab Friday sketch:

They always have such great sketches, don't they?  I originally had embossed this Merry Merlot card base to make a Christmas card, but I needed a birthday card for my niece, so I changed gears and stamped the flower from Flourishing Phrases in Berry Burst, added some embossed stitched lines and a pretty sentiment from Stitched All Around:

I added a scallop of some retired Sweet Sugar Plum glimmer paper and a glimmer enamel dot for some sparkle:

and finished it off with some glimmer ribbon as well:

My second card is a thinking of you/get well card for a friend who's going through a rough patch with some health issues!  This went together quickly with some Bo Bunny Petal Lane papers and a heart die from the Sweetly Stitched Framelits:


The sentiments inside and out are from Treat Time; I did a little fussy cutting for the inside one:

Thanks for popping in today!

Yesterday was my dad's 89th birthday; he is still battling some health issues but he did have dinner with us! He also told me there wasn't room for all 89 candles on his cake, LOL!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Flourishing Phrases, Stitched All Around
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Sweet Sugar Plum Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Berry Burst
Accessories Sweet Sugar Plum Glimmer Ribbon (ret), Glimmer Enamel Dot (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Quilt Top EF, Sweetly Stitched Framelits

Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Treat Time
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Petal Lane DSP (Bo Bunny)
 Ink Memento Black, Blushing Bride
Accessories Enamel Heart (ret)
Tools     Big SHot, Sweetly Stitched Framelits

Last Days for Online Extravaganza!

Today and tomorrow are the last days for SU's Online Extravaganza!  Be sure to take advantage of this offer if there are some gaps in your ink pad collection, or a tool that you've been putting off getting!  Shop in your pajamas at my online store!  Link is on the sidebar!!!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Happy Bird-day

Happy Monday, everyone!  I have a birthday card to share today...I have lots of December birthdays for which to make cards, so you may be seeing more than normal!  This card uses the Global Design Project sketch and the AAA Cards challenge of Mostly White:

I used Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Crumb Cake, Champagne Foil and a teeny tiny piece of Naturals Ivory (my last piece, boohoo) to make my card today:

I do believe it is a bit of a challenge to photograph an all-white card, too!!  I used a bird and branch from Flora and Fauna, stamped in Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake, then colored with Blends:

and a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, heat embossed in white, and embellished with a little scallop of Champagne Foil!  The background was embossed as well!  Such a fun card to create for a winter birthday!

Thanks for popping in today!

Cold temps don't deter playing in the park!

 Enjoy your day and be's another rainy one today!!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Greetings, Mini Aviary, Winter Aviary (both Flora and Fauna)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory (ret)
 Ink Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Craft White
Accessories Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Softly Falling EF, Scalloped Rectangle Die (Reverse Confetti), Heat Tool

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Online Extravaganza, Part Two!

The extravaganza continues!  Today and tomorrow, it's 10% off stamps and kits!! Certain exclusions apply and it's for the annual catalog only!  You can shop online at my webstore HERE!  There's also a link on the sidebar!  Contact me with any questions!

PP420 A Sketch from Sandy Times Two

Hello, stamping friends!  Hope your weekend is spiffy so far!  Sandy is our hostess for this week's Paper Players challenge, and she has a fabulous sketch!  Loved it so much, I made two cards!  So here we go:

I haven't used the Farmhouse Memories DSP too much this season, so I chose to do an almost-monochromatic card using Mossy Meadow with a touch of Crumb Cake for my first seasonal card:

Christmas Pines is one of the most versatile Christmas sets you could own...the sentiments are so pretty, as are the greenery pieces!  Here, I stamped the sentiment and added some Crumb Cake pinecones, then matted my square with a stitched mat and added some greenery and sequins.  I also separated a piece of thick baker's twine to make it less bulky and tied a little bow to embellish my pinecones:

The inside also has a Crumb Cake mat; sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake and the greenery in Soft Sea Foam:

And I am also entering this in the Color Throwdown this week:

I also needed a birthday card for our soon-to-be-three-year-old nephew!  For my second card, I used a Balmy Blue card base, embossed with a geometrical EF, then added some plaid papers from Lawn Fawn and the loader from I Dig You:

I added some presents and a little "3" from the retired Little Numbers die in the bucket of the loader:

A Tim Holtz number and a sentiment from Perennial Birthday finished it off!

This sketch is great to use little pieces of DSP, and we all have them laying around!  Show us what you can create and share it with us at the Paper Players!  Can't wait to see it!  Meanwhile, check out what the DT created:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Anne Marie
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie - on break
·        Jan
·        Ann

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Pines
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Farmhouse Memories DSP
 Ink Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake
Accessories Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine (ret), Sequins from my stash, DImensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Perfect Pines Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps I Dig You (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Balmy Blue, Perfectly Plaid Winter DSP (Lawn Fawn)
 Ink Smoky Slate, Balmy Blue, Stazon Black
Accessories Candy Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits, Little Numbers Thinlets (ret), Zigzag EF (ret)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

CAS Santa

Happy Saturday, peeps!  It's a dreary day here; I took a walk and now I am doing some stamping!  I am squeaking in my one-layer CAS Santa card for two challenges:

CAS Christmas wants Santa

and Less Is More wants a holiday one-layer card!

My card is 4 1/4" square; I stamped a Santa on it, made a Post-it note mask to cover him up, then cut a square reverse mask so I could stamp the burlap as a background:

I used the Stamparatus to get a good image!  Then I stamped the sentiment beneath it and my little Santa was done!

Now off to stamp some more!  

A little Thanksgiving cousin interaction:

Have a pleasant day and be blessed!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge too!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Burlap, Love with All the Trimmings (CTMH), Santa Claus (CTMH ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White
 Ink Real Red, Soft Suede
Accessories Stamparatus

Friday, November 23, 2018

Online Extravaganza!!

Woohoo!!  Stampin' Up is having an awesome sale for the next six days....if you've got things on your wishlist, now is the time to SHOP!  Today and tomorrow, it's 10% off paper and embellishments...certain exclusions apply and it's for the annual catalog only!  You can shop online at my webstore HERE!  There's also a link on the sidebar!  Contact me with any questions!

FMS364 Vintage Santas

Happy Black Friday, peeps!  Are you a BF shopper?!  Not I!  Maybe online but I will stay in the cozy warmth of my craft room today, too cold out there!!  The FMS sketch today fit (sorta) with a vintage Santa image I have had in my scrap bin since last year when my friend Peggy lent him to me!  So here's the sketch:

And although my Santa is a rectangle, hopefully they won't toss him out:

He's stamped in Garden Green and I did some brayering with Hello Honey ink to give him a vintage feel to complement these pretty Graphic 45 papers.  I added a gold glimmer paper snowflake and a little "ho ho ho" sentiment:

I went ahead and made another one with a different vintage Santa; this one is from a retired Crafty Secrets set:

I stamped a silhouette image at the bottom and added some more sponging to the image and sentiment:

And since the TGIF challenge this week is sponging, I am entering this card!  

That's it for today, two easy peasy cards!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!  Armed with apples and carrots, we took a walk on Wednesday in the brisk temps to feed the horses down the road:

This poor guy had only one freaked out the kids a little bit, but eventually they were less afraid.  I think he might have been a rescue horse...the next time I see the owner, we'll ask him!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Santa Face (unknown), Vintage Christmas (Crafty Secrets ret), Night Before Christmas (Cornish Heritage Farms ret), Santa (Katy Sue Designs), Stitched Stockings (My Favorite Things ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold Glimmer, St Nicholas DSP (Graphic 45)
 Ink Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Hello Honey (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits (ret), Snowflake Die (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Banner Die (My Favorite Things), Scalloped Rectangle Dies (Nestabilities)