Friday, January 31, 2020

AYSI218 Speedy Shades of Brown

Happy Friday, peeps!  I hope you have some fun things least maybe some stamping?!  We have an awesome Speed Stamping challenge for you today, this last day of January, at As You See It!  Hopefully you can complete your card in ten minutes or less!  Look at this yummy challenge photo:

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I had been cleaning up some of my craft room right before I did this challenge and one of my challenges to myself was to finish up the cards in my May Paper Pumpkin kit.  Look what I found....a pretty "shades of brown" pre-printed card!  Woohoo!  I simply stamped a sentiment from A Wish For Everything in Craft White ink on some Early Espresso cardstock, sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heated it up to make this little tag to add to my card:

After heating it up, I diecut it with one of the dies from Trio of Tags (they're not just for the matching stamp set, LOL!), then added some Linen thread!  

At the last minute, to add a little more brown, I watercolored the nest very quickly with some Soft Suede ink!  My final total was 8 minutes, 40 seconds!

I hope you'll step up to this challenge and use some shades of brown---in ten minutes or less--and share your creation with us at As You See It!  Can't wait to see it! Thanks for popping in today!  

So I shared a card a few days ago for my great-nephew; his birthday was yesterday and I just had to share this photo his mom put on FB:

So no whining, any of you, about having a bad hair day, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Wish for Everything
Card stock & Papers     Early Espresso, Paper Pumpkin Hugs from Shelli Kit (May 2019)
 Ink Soft Suede, Craft White
Accessories Linen Thread, Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Heat Gun, Trio of Tags Dies, Aquapainter

Thursday, January 30, 2020


Happy Thursday, stampers!  Boy, love is in the air, there are Valentines everywhere!  Check out Laurel's pretty Inspired By challenge photo for today:

I went big and bold for my card today, pulling out the colors of pink, black and white...with just a hint of gold:

The papers do most of the work here!  In fact, there's no stamping on the outside at all!  I diecut a couple of "XOXOs" from some Basic Black cardstock, diecut a few hearts, and the rest is all patterned paper!  Even the "loved" banner was from a Simple Stories I Am...pad:

My card base is some retired Strawberry Slush cardstock, and I stamped my favorite sentiment on the inside, along with another gold heart!  Did you know that the Trio of Tags dies has a cute little double-heart die included in the set?!  It's solid heart, and one with an outline and inner heart....just a sweet little bonus from that great set of dies!

Hmmmm.....I wonder to whom I should send this card?!  We'll have to wait and see!  I hope you'll find some inspiration from our photo today and share your creation at Inspired By!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sealed With Love (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Strawberry Slush (ret), I Am...DSP (Simple Stories), Cute Girl DSP (Crate Paper)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Gold Shimmer Trim Tape (Close to My Heart), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Trio of Tags Dies, Circle Card Thinlets (ret), Stitched Circle Dies (Sissix)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

GDP225 Love and Hearts

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have a simple Valentine's card for you today, and it uses the Global Design Project's colors:

I didn't purchase any of the Valentine-themed products from SU this year, so I am trying to use things that I have already in my current supplies to create my Valentines!  The only retired item I used was the embossing folder!  So here we go:

The Stitched Be Mine dies have a beautiful intricate heart die, so I used it in Real Red as my focal point.  I diecut "love" three times from Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the Well Written dies, adhering them together to create a chipboard effect! I backed it with a piece of Sparkle glimmer paper for fun, then added some felt hearts from the Follow Your Art embellishment kit, although I think they are really Calypso Coral!!  But they are a fun addition!  I did add another little sparkly heart, too:

And on the inside, I used sentiments from A Wish for Everything:

This is such a great, versatile set, as are the Stitched Be Mine dies!  Thanks for popping in today!  

The kiddo got new glasses--she had not been wearing her other ones and she got a "tsk tsk" from the eye doctor...and a new prescription!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Wish for Everything
Card stock & Papers     Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Real Red, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Heart Embossing Folder (ret)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

RRCB127 Sympathy

Hi everyone!  It's Retro Rubber time again...time flies, doesn't it?  We have a Tic-Tac-Toe for you this time, and since I have needed several sympathy cards recently, I took the advantage of using one of the diagonal lines for my card today; here's the grid:

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I chose "sympathy", "die cut or punch", and "pattern paper":

My sentiment, stamped in Pear Pizzazz, is from a Paper Pumpkin kit, probably two years ago...I didn't keep track of the dates, sadly!  I stamped it on a piece of Thick White cardstock, and diecut it with a die from Reverse Confetti.  My card base of Grapefruit Grove was scored at each end at 2 1/8" to make a gate-fold card:

I added some pretty Papertrey printed paper and a few leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  My final touch was a little bow in the upper corner.  These folds are so simple, but really add a nice touch to an otherwise basic card!  

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week....tic-tac-toes always have so many possibilities!  Just be sure to use stamps that are at least a year old, and tell us how old they are!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Check out what the designers did at the Retro Rubber blog and share yours there too!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz, Thick White, Green Tea Leaves DSP (Papertrey)
 Ink Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (ret), DImensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Lacy Scallop Frame Dies (Reverse Confetti), Massa Leaf Frame Die (Poppy Stamps)

Monday, January 27, 2020

Be Merry

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a Christmas card to share today!  I am usually very diligent about making holiday cards all year long, but I had quite a few left from last year, so I have been a bit of a slacker!  But the Jingle Belles challenge is to use something new that Santa might have brought you, and Sunday Stamps had a pretty floral color challenge that I thought I could translate into Chrismas:

I used a new Stamp Market stamp set called Candy Cane Christmas, along with the matching dies and a SU punch to create this:

I used Cherry Cobbler ink for the candy cane, Pool Party for the greenery, and Flirty Flamingo for the bow:

 I used the Timeless Label punch to punch out some Pool Party pieces, then embossed them with Pretty Polka Dots EF (ret).  I used the new Stitched So Sweetly dies to diecut the sentiment:

I used my Stamparatus to get good coverage with the large sentiment on the inside, and I added another little sprig of greenery too:

 A few sequins and it was done--it was fun creating with some new stuff!  Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy saw something online and since I had all the ingredients, she decided to create it the other day---an apple owl!  I believe it didn't turn out quite the way she envisioned it, but she did it all by herself...even using the knife (yikes!)!

Oops, his wing slid a little!  He is cute, though...and she ate him afterwards, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

PP475 A Sketch from Joanne

Hi peeps!  It's Sunday, and time for a new Paper Players challenge!  Joanne has a fun sketch for us today:

My 2-year-old great-nephew has a birthday coming up, and I probably used these diecuts for his brother's card last year, but I am sure he won't mind seeing them again!!  Both boys are into trucks, tractors, backhoes, dump name it, they love it!  So here we go:

Each dump truck was cut from Smoky Slate, Basic Black and various bright colors, then assembled on a Whisper White mat that was embossed with a Diamond Plate embossing folder.  I popped up the dump part of the truck with some dimensionals, and added some silver axles on the wheels, then used the retired Labeler Alphabet to make my sentiment:

If you're fortunate enough to have the retired 1/4" square punch that SU used to sell, it's a snap to punch out the letters and line them up on a piece of cardstock!!  I put the whole thing on a John Deere green, I mean a Call Me Clover card base and added a simple birthday sentiment on the inside!

So of course, I have to share a picture of the little guy; here he is with his mom mom and his brother just before Christmas; she gets all the grandkids together to make cookies.  This just makes my heart happy:

And here he is, in all his gingery know that sugar sprinkles make a great noise when you shake them, right?!

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Labeler Alphabet (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Call Me Clover, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Diamond Plate EF (Sissix), Mighty Dump Truck Die (Memory Box), Silver Zig Painty Pen

Saturday, January 25, 2020

FMS419 and FF0051 Toucan Friends

Happy Saturday, peeps!  It's going to be a rainy day today, perfect to hang out in one's craft room, right?!  I did manage to get a little stamping in yesterday between tax/lawyer stuff, and it uses a couple of challenges, the Festive Friday Valentine's Day and the FMS sketch:

I thought the little toucan from Bonanza Buddies would be fun for a cute Valentine, so I turned the sketch so he wouldn't be looking off the edge of the card, and paired him up with some Best Dressed papers and a sentiment from Fable Friends:

I added a Real Red banner cut from the Bonanza dies, and used the edge of the die as a pattern to trim my sentiment to fit the curves of the diecut banner; I added some little Rose glimmer paper hearts, and colored the toucan's beak in red and pink to match:

I even cut an extra little wing to add to Mr Toucan's body so he could tuck his heart underneath!  The final touch was a little baker's twine bow at the top!  The inside had a simple "Happy Valentine's Day" from A Wish for Everything!  

Cassidy showed me some of the "forms" she is learning in karate:

Thanks for popping in today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bonanza Buddies, Fable Friends
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Best Dressed DSP, Rose Glimmer
 Ink Real Red, Memento Black
Accessories Black Baker's Twine (from my stash), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Bonanza Dies, Mini Treat Bag Dies (ret, for the hearts), Blends

Thursday, January 23, 2020

IB108 Clusters Sympathy

Hi peeps! Wow, the week is just whizzing by!  We have a new Inspired By challenge today...check this one out:

Isn't that a pretty vignette?  Unfortunately, I needed several sympathy cards recently, so you may see a theme for a few posts.....but this challenge did give me a chance to pull out some lovely elements to mix and match! 

I started with some papers from Julie Nutting's French Flea Market by Photo Play, using some blue for my background, a stripe for my banner, and a pink brocade for my florals; I stamped them in Basic Gray, fussy-cut them out and added a little shading with some Copics:

I just LOVE the tag die from SU's new Bonanza dies, so I cut one out from Whisper White cardstock, stamped a few elements on it from the retired Butterfly Basics stamp set, and mounted my florals on it.  I also added some twine and sparkly sequins:

I stamped and diecut a little butterfly, embellished it with a little glimmer dot, and I found this chipboard button in my stash....IRL it matches a little better than it does in the photo.  The sentiment was also stamped in Basic Gray and is from Our Daily Bread Designs:

For my inside, I used a past Paper Pumpkin sentiment, stamped in Marina Mist, and I also stamped the fern again behind it:

The DT has some lovely samples using the photo as their inspiration....please check them out at Inspired By and share your creation with us as well!  Can't wait to see it!

Cassidy had an inservice day yesterday, so we spent the day together!  She helped me unpack a big SU order; she set up a "store" in the living room and I had to "shop" for all my customers' orders!! Then she took the box apart, re-taped it and made a play house for her dolls with it!

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin sympathy (ret), Mini Tag Sentiment (Our Daily Bread Designs), Flower Garden (Tim Holtz), Butterfly Basics (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, French Flea Market (Photo Play)
 Ink Pineapple Punch, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery (ret), Marina Mist (ret)
Accessories Sequins, Chipboard Button, Baker's Twine (from my stash), Glimmer Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Bonanza Dies, Copics, Small Butterfly Punch (ret)