Saturday, November 30, 2019

CTS349 and GDP217 Pink Poinsettia

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I hope you had a good Thanksgiving...I took a day off from stamping to be with family, but I had to sneak in a quick card I made this afternoon using the Global Design Project colors as well as the Cas(e) This Sketch sketch:

My card uses a thick Whisper White base, a Crumb Cake frame created with the Stitched Rectangle dies, and a Flirty Flamingo poinsettia:

The patterned paper is from the Mad 4 Plaid Christmas 6x6 pad by Photoplay; the pointsettia die is from Shady Lane Impressions, which is an Amish stamp store near my house...they actually have their own line of dies!  I shaded it with some Real Red ink:

And the sentiment is from Greatest Part of Christmas; I also added some clear white embellishments from last year's Holiday catalog!

Thanks for popping in today!  And speaking of poinsettias, check these out from Longwood; aren't they stunning? 

Enjoy your 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 Greatest Part of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Mossy Meadow, Flirty Flamingo, Mad 4 Plaid DSP (Photoplay)
 Ink Mossy Meadow, Real Red
Accessories Clear Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies,  Poinsettia Die (Shady Lane Impressions), Sponge Dauber

Thursday, November 28, 2019

IB100 WIshing You A Pink Christmas

Happy Thursday---again, Happy Thanksgiving if you're in the states!  It's time for the 100th Inspired Challenge, and I went pretty simple with my fact, I already had this frame diecut and in my Blushing Bride folder, so it was just a matter of embellishments!

And here is Laurel's photo prompt:

I stamped the gift on Blushing Bride cardstock with Soft Suede ink; I experimented with a couple of different ways to add some glitz to the image and finally, I just added a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper to the center:

I backed the frame with some retired Blushing Bride striped DSP and for a final embellishment, a glimmer snowflake and brown pearl:

The white embossed background was in my stash; apparently a generous stamping friend made some and sent them to me...several years ago, so I don't remember who (maybe Carol L?) so I put it on a Crumb Cake card base and adhered it all together! Thanks for popping in today!

I think pink for Christmas is a fun retro look!  Apparently it's a popular theme at Longwood as well; these are displays in their gift shop:

And aren't these mugs sweet?

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nothing Sweeter (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride Glimmer
 Ink Soft Suede, Rococo Rose
Accessories Metallic Pearl
Tools     Big Shot, Holiday Frames Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Sweetly Stitched Frames (ret), Snowflake Dies (Taylored Expressions), Bronze Blend, Blender Pen, Unknown Embossing Folder

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends!

And here's my own little turkey...I got this counted cross-stitch completed and framed just in time!  It's only about 6" across, and it's the first time I used beads on my project!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

TSOT436 Double Sympathy Cards

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Just a quick post today; sadly, I needed two sympathy cards for a family at church.  I used the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge sketch:

as well as papers from Bo Bunny's Petal Lane collection.  All the papers coordinate nicely, so I just mixed and matched some of them to create two cards, same sketch, a little different proportions for both:

Both cards use two sentiments from Here's a Card; I used each one on the front, then used the second one on the inside:

I stamped directly on to the patterned paper with Memento Black ink:

Hopefully they'll bring some comfort to the family.  Thanks for popping in today!

Monday was so gorgeous, I had to stop and take a walk at Longwood in between my errands!

Christmas is in the air!  But first...Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Here's A Card
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Petal Lane Collection (Bo Bunny)
 Ink Memento Black
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Postage Stamp Christmas

Hi stampers!  I have a card today for a challenge I don't think I've ever played before, Pixie's Snippets Playground!  I certainly have plenty of "snippets" lying around on my desk and in my file drawers!  I recently got a couple of postage stamp dies, so I diecut some from scraps of Whisper White and began to play around with some of my smaller-imaged stamps.  I also was very happy to find that they fit perfectly on these rectangles of Real Red, which are the "windows" from the Hearth and Home die....and they fall out of my folder every time I open my drawer!  So I was happy to use up four of them here:

I used several different stamp sets and kept the colors similar on each "stamp".  It was fun to combine the images to create each little scene!

I really wanted to add some red gingham ribbon, but I didn't have any, so I created a narrow strip with a stamp....another little snippet!  Happy to use them up (but I have a lot more to use, LOL)!!! I am also entering this in the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge for this week:

 Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy did a little stamping after packing her shoebox this past weekend; she was quite proud because she knew just how to set up the Stamparatus all by herself!  She made a Thanksgiving card for her boy cousins, using I Dig You and the little Pilgrim mice from Lawn Fawn!!

She came up with the idea all on her own, too!  I really miss crafting with her!!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Simple Serif Alpha and Numbers (ret), Merry and Bright (W+9), Winter Aviary, Mini Aviary (both Flora and Fauna), Background Basics Gingham (Papertrey)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Mint Macaron
 Ink Real Red, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Rococo Rose
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Pine Bough EF (ret), Small Postage Die (Papertrey), Blends, Hearth and Home Die (ret)

Monday, November 25, 2019

More Toile Christmas

Happy Monday, peeps!  Boy, it was a cold weekend...yesterday, in the space of three hours, we had rain, snow and sunshine!  We are gearing up for Thanksgiving, too...looking forward to it!  I wanted to share a couple of projects made with Toile Tidings DSP, Toile Christmas and Nature's Beauty; they all coordinate so beautifully!  The first one is a buckle card; this is the card my club girls learned to do, and I got the idea from my sweet friend Cindy; you can see her YouTube video here!  She made a fall card, but I changed it up to make a Christmas card.  The cardinal is big, but he is quite easy to works up fast!  

And here is the inside of the can see where the "belt" fits into the slot from the front, underneath the stitched oval on which the cardinal is attached:

I had an extra card packet cut, so I decided to make another, changing the image to the deer from Nature's Beauty because the patterned paper featured the wildlife:

I fussy-cut him out, then adhered him on top of the same image I stamped on the stitched oval, and I added different sentiments from Itty Bitty Christmas:

While I had Nature's Beauty still on my desk, I noticed a little branch stamp....I am bad for ignoring the little images in a stamp set and just focusing on the big ones!  This little branch is a real sleeper!  I lightly traced a circle on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the branch around it in Garden Green five times; I then stamped again, filling in the "gaps" and stamping off once on my scrap paper to get a lighter image.  It created the nicest wreath! 

I diecut it with a Stitched Shape square die and added a piece of (retired) Brushed Gold cardstock behind it.  The gold Metallic Pearls and some retired gold ribbon finished it off perfectly.  My sentiment was from Shine Bright, and it was stamped with the Gold Delicata pad:

I mounted it on some green Toile Tidings DSP and mounted it on a Garden Green card; the inside sentiment was from Shining Brightly as well!  What a gorgeous sentiment!

Thanks for popping in today!

While we were running errands on Saturday morning, Cassidy and I went to our neighbor's farm to get eggs.  She likes to go to the calf barn to see the kittens, but it was all closed up and the farmer wasn't around to open it.  When we got back in the car, we saw this:

Hmmmm...she is supposed to be IN the barn, not outside of the barn.  Someone left the gate open, so I went and got Mrs Farmer (we went to school together!) and by the time she came out to corral it, another one had escaped!  They weren't in any hurry to get anywhere...they were just eating the grass around the barn!  But we thought it was funny!  Escaping cows!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

PP469 Starry Thanks

Hello, everyone!  It's Paper Players time, with Joanne as our fabulous hostess, and a fabulous sketch!

My sweet friend Debbie recently bought me a stitched star die, so I thought this sketch would be a perfect one to use to create a thank you card, and since there was a star on the sketch, I used my new die, too!  So here we go:

My papers are from SU's Night Before Christmas; they feature really bold colors and patterns on one side, and smaller prints on the other, so I chose two prints that featured some stars and put them together for the sketch!  I used a retired border die to make the big scallops, and punched out a few stars from the green paper to embellish them!  I stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings on the Crushed Curry paper in Old Olive ink:

I diecut the star and some swirls from some retired glimmer paper I had in my stash, and used a Very Vanilla stitched circle to put behind it for contrast:

And since the Just Add Ink challenge this week is to choose two elements, I have stars and sparkles!

I really love how this card came out!  I hope you'll play with our Paper Players sketch this week, too, and check out what the DT created as can see them at our PP blog! Thanks for popping by today!

So we made a trip to the Dollar Store and got some goodies for two Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!!

One down, one to go!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, Night Before Christmas DSP
 Ink Old Olive
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Adorning Accents Dies (ret), Stitched Star Dies (Paper Rose), Swirly Snowflakes Dies, 1/2" Circle Punch