Wednesday, July 31, 2019

CASCS332 Crafty Thanks

Happy Wednesday, peeps, happy middle-of-the-week day!  Yippee!  I needed a thank you card for a customer, so I checked out some challenges, and the CAS Colours and Sketches was a double this week:

I chose to use current SU colors, so I substituted Rococo Rose for Primrose Petals, Call Me Clover for Emerald Envy, and Soft Seafoam for Pistachio Pudding!  I used It Starts with Art, stamping my images with Stazon Black and softly watercoloring them in:

I kind of forgot about the "clean and simple" portion; I probably should have left off the lacy border that comes with the Arts and Crafts dies, but it was just so pretty, I couldn't resist!  I also added some Rose Metallic Thread behind my image and a teeny sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings:

I added a sentiment and scissors from our other crafty set, Crafting Forever, on the inside:

Such pretty colors and an awesome sketch!  Thanks for popping in today!

Piggy back in the pool!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps It Starts with Art, Crafting Forever, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Seafoam, Rococo Rose DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Call Me Clover, Rococo Rose, Soft Seafoam, Sahara Sand
Accessories Rose Metallic Thread, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Arts and Crafts Dies, Itty Bitty Banners Dies (ret), Aquapainter

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

RRCB116 Tic Tac Toe

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  It's time for another Retro Rubber challenge---a tic-tac-toe one, they're fun!  I chose the top row across for my card today!

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 And here we go:

I did a real simple one (again), using some new DSP called Garden Lane and an old stamp set, Time of Year, which was a hostess set from the 2016-2017 catalog.  I heat-embossed it, using my Stamparatus, Versamark ink, Mossy Meadow ink and clear embossing powder.  I apologize for the variance in colors in my photo...the one below is a bit washed out!  I used the same technique for the birthday banner, so it has a nice glossy finish, which you can't really see here, and then fussy cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals:

I mounted it on a Mossy Meadow card, then stamped a white mat with a stamp set from Watercolor Wishes (2015), along with some of the flowers in the Time of Year set, stamped in Soft Sea Foam.

I hope you'll play along with our fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week!  Check out what the other designers created and share yours with us too!  Remember, the stamps have to be at least one year old, and you must tell us the age!  See ya at Retro Rubber!

Speaking of "green", my birds, pushing seed from my feeders, have spawned a huge assortment of sunflowers....most of them are almost 5' tall and still growing, and I counted 16 flowers on one plant!

I can't wait for the to bloom!!  And then, my goldfinches will have a feast as well!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

PP452 Cow's It Going?

Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's time for another fun Paper Players challenge, and Anne Marie has a moo-velous sketch for us today---sorry, I couldn't resist!  So here's the sketch:

And here's my super-easy (because I can't seem to come up with anything but simple these days) card using Over the Moon:

My card features Rococo Rose and Basic Black; the card base was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder, then layered with two patterns.  I stamped my little bossy in Memento Black and used Blends to color her in, and added some sweet little felt embellishments from the Follow Your Art embellishment kit:

After adding the sentiment, I was done....easy peasy!!  I just love this sketch, I am saving it for future reference, because it's a GREAT one!  Hope you'll play with us at the Paper Players this week!!  Check out what the DT did---you can see them all HERE.

A day at the beach is HARD work:

Thanks for popping in---enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Over the Moon
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Rococo Rose, Rococo Rose DSP
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Follow Your Art Felt Embellishments, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Square Dies (to cut out sentiment), Blends, Subtle Embossing Folder

Friday, July 26, 2019

Peekaboo Christmas

Happy Friday, peeps!  Yay, the weekend is upon us---hope you have some fun stuff planned!  I haven't had much stamping time the last few days, so I thought I would share my favorite card from my last Christmas card stamp camp:

Isn't that a fun way to use up some scraps?!  The die is from Close to My Heart; I call it a peekaboo die, but I think the name of it is Multi Circle Window...peekaboo is so much cuter, though!  My friend Laurel shared it on her blog and I just had to have it!  I cut it from a piece of Crumb Cake and backed the circles with papers from Authentique's Nostalgia and Christmastime papers.  If you cut your squares (or use a punch) 1 1/4" square, they fit perfectly inside the little stitched areas!  Check out all these cute little patterns:

I added a banner sentiment stamped in Old Olive ('s Heartfelt Christmas) and mounted everything on a Very Vanilla card.  Can't wait to play with this one some more!  Thanks for popping in!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

IB82 A Touch of Fall

Gosh, how can it be Thursday already?  The week is whizzing by and that means it's time for another Inspired By challenge!  I am calling this one "A Touch of Fall" because it has these lovely orange hues...check it out:

And here is Laurel's inspiration photo, which she called simply "Centerpiece":

And what a pretty centerpiece it is, too!  My time was limited this week, so I used the sketch from FMS:

and started by creating a watercolor wash with some Mango Melody ink on watercolor paper for a background.  The flowers and cotton (a special gift from a special teammate) were stamped on Thick Whisper White cardstock in Linen Distress ink and colored with Mango Melody, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz inks:

 I added a little Polka Dot Tulle ribbon after fussy-cutting it out, and popped it up atop the wash.  My sentiment was stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink, It all went on a Soft Seafoam mat and a Mango Melody card.  I would have liked to have added some darker orange hues, but I think it will do just fine!

I hope you'll play along with this fun color's just a little teaser of fall in the warm summer weather.  Share your creation with us at the Inspired By blog---can't wait to see it!

And speaking of warm summer weather, we earned some beautiful weather by suffering through that terrible heat last week, and were rewarded with a gorgeous, crisp summer day yesterday!  It was too nice to sit inside so I took Cassidy to Longwood for a quick little walk around the fountains and gardens.  We didn't stay long (she gets bored unless she's got a friend) but I did snag a few pix:

This plant was HUGE and PRICKLY!

And this espaliered tree was worth imitating!

And I don't remember what kind of tree this is, but from the outside, it is huge and very deceiving...the branches go all the way to the ground, but you can crouch down and go under them and actually stand up on the inside!  This was her favorite one!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Here's a Card, Cotton and Thistles (Reverse Confetti)
Card stock & Papers     Mango Melody, Soft Seafoam, Watercolor, Thick White
 Ink Mango Melody, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Linen Distress (Tim Holtz)
Accessories Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Aquapainter, Wink of Stella, Corner Rounder Punch (ret)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ordinary Day

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Phew, it's supposed to be a little bit cooler today--we certainly needed a break from that heat!  Before Stamp Camp last night, after I got my most recent SU order, I put one of my new stamps to work:  For The Love of Felt!  I just love the name of that!  I managed to fulfill a few challenges too:  Little Red Wagon's Sew/Stitch It; the Less Is More challenge to use small images (2" or less), and the Fab Friday color challenge:

Now first, let me tell you that using Pineapple Punch is waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone!  But I did want to challenge myself, so here we go:


I stamped the leaves and smaller blue flowers first (both have a "stitched" look to me, then stamped the two larger flowers in the challenge colors on scrap cardstock, fussy-cut them out and adhered them on top.  I stamped the sentiment in the corner, then diecut the whole piece with the Stitched Rectangle die.  

As an afterthought, I stamped two little stitchy lines on each side of the sentiment; not sure I like it, but it follows with the stitching theme, so there it is.  I had a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock already cut for the card base, so I gulped and adhered it on.  I love these colors together (although I didn't think I would), but that bright yellow base is really off the chart BRIGHT!  Oh well, hopefully it will cheer someone up!

Thanks for popping in today!

This little punkin comes back to see me today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps For the Love of Felt, Stitched Borders (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pineapple Punch
 Ink Pineapple Punch, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies

Monday, July 22, 2019

GDP198 You Are Wonderful

Happy Monday peeps!  This will be quick, as I have lots of stampers coming tonight for my first Christmas Card Stamp Camp of the year!  I had sort of a lazy weekend, as I had my second shingles vaccine on Saturday morning, and by 5 pm, I felt like someone had beat me up and drugged me!  I do not remember having that same reaction from my first vaccine!  I was in bed by 8:30!!  Anyway, I mustered up enough ambition Sunday afternoon to make a card using the Global Design Project sketch:

I haven't used this Magnolia Lane DSP much, so I chose two coordinating patterns, did a little fussy-cutting and here we go:

I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature with Stazon black ink on a piece of DSP; the Stamparatus ensures that I get a good, clear, crisp image!  I diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die and backed it with a Stitched Label diecut in Petal Pink:

I fussy-cut two flowers from another piece of DSP and layered them on my sentiment, and although you can't see it here, added some Wink of Stella, which is quite pretty!  I had a scrap of Petal Pink ribbon that I used as my horizontal element!

And on the inside, I stamped two more sentiments from Rooted in Nature in Mossy Meadow, and added a little leaf!

This looks like the place to be on a hot summer day!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Rooted in Nature
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Magnolia Lane DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Petal Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Wink of Stella Pen