Tuesday, June 30, 2020

RRCB138 Country Best Wishes

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Wow, can you believe it's the last day of June!  July, here we come!  But first, it's time for another Retro Rubber challenge:

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Anything goes!  Well, that means it's wide open, just as long as your stamps are at least a year old!  I went country/vintage today with a stamp from 2010 called Countryside:

I stamped my images on Very Vanilla cardstock in Stazon Black ink and colored them in with an aquapainter and inks.  I just want to give you all a BIG WARNING/HINT if you purchase the new SU Water Painters....they are very similar to the Aquapainters, (and a great product, of course) but the top portion of the brush that screws off to fill the barrel is LEFT-TURNING.....it is the opposite of the way the Aquapainter opens.  I almost broke my hand trying to get it to open, and finally had to call SU.  DUH....all I had to do was turn it in the opposite direction. What genius designed that?  Anyway, just a heads-up if you decide to invest in a new set...be forewarned, LOL!  So after coloring all my little pictures in, I over-stamped the images with the Linen background stamp (2006) with Sahara Sand ink, diecut them with some tag dies and sponged around the edges for a more vintage look:

I gave each one a little Linen Thread doodad, mounted it on some red barnwood DSP and added a diecut sentiment (oops, not a year old) along with some candy dots, then stamped the inside with another sentiment and the truck from the Countryside set:

I hope you'll play along with our Anything Goes challenge...just remember your stamps have to be a year old or older, and be sure to tell us how old they are!  We can't wait to see what you create!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Countryside (2010 ret), Linen (2006 ret), Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Frontier DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Stazon Black, Cinnamon Cider, Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories Candy Dots (ret), Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tags & Labels Framelits (ret), Sponge Dauber

Monday, June 29, 2020

CAS On Sunday A Little Note

Happy Monday, peeps!  We had a nice weekend, hope you did too.  I got almost NO stamping done, just barely squeaked out this CAS card for CAS on Sunday, which was a sketch challenge:

I still had bright colors on my mind, so I went with some Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green hues:

I went with a 4 1/4" square card, diecut some layers for the square element, then stamped the flower from Lovely You in Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green and fussy-cut and layered them together:

I also fussy-cut a sentiment from the same set, then added two strips from the new Rainbow Glimmer paper as the vertical pieces.  You can't see it, but I also added some Wink of Stella on the flower to complement the glimmer paper!  This went together very quickly and it's a really fun sketch!  Thanks for popping in today!

A little beachy action from the family:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Lovely You
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Rainbow Glimmer Paper
 Ink Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Wink of Stella

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Paper Players 497 Two Pampered Pets

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well so far!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge with Claire as our hostess and she's got a fun sketch for us:

I needed a couple of cards this week, and both recipients are dog lovers, so I pulled out my Pampered Pets set and went to work!  When a set comes with coordinating DSP, I sometimes have trouble thinking of other colors to work with it, so I forced myself to use a different color when making my first, card, a pet sympathy one:

I used Highland Heather and Basic Black as my accent colors, stamping the pup on Whisper White and diecutting him out, then adding some shading and a purple collar.  For the vertical pies, I diecut the center pawprint on a narrow strip of white cardstock, then backed it with some Basic Black.  I also stamped a couple of hearts on the DSP and added some baker's twine:

I taped off a portion of the sentiment, using this part for the front:

And the bottom portion for the inside:

My second card uses the same layout, but different papers; I was pretty sure I was using Real Red DSP but my photo makes it look more like Melon Mambo...hopefully the recipient won't notice!  I used some Smoky Slate blends to color in the dog and his dish; I used a Sweetly Stitched scallop mat, and the vertical piece on this one was embossed with one of the Greenery embossing folders: 

I used this sentiment for the front, diecutting it with a Tasteful Label die:

And this was on the inside!  And they're both already in the mail!

I hope you'll play along with Claire's fun sketch this week!  Be sure to check out everybody's creations at the Paper Players blog, then get to work and share yours too!  See you there!  If you need any details about the ingredients in my card, just shoot me an email!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Beachy Thanks

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have a thank you card today for one of my customers!  Here we go:

It uses images from Seaside Notions, stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored, and a wee little sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings!  The sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch:

And my colors and theme are from Hand Stamped Sentiments and TGIF Challenges:


After fussy-cutting my shells out, I mounted them on a Stitched Shape square diecut, adding some speckles of "ocean" along with some sequins:

and the side panel is a diecut from Tasteful Labels, embellished with a Mint Macaron seaweed, diecut from the Smooth Sailing dies:

I added a little snippet of retired Bermuda Bay ribbon and mounted everything on a panel of Whisper White cardstock embossed with the Subtle EF.  This is all ready to pop in the mail!  Thanks for you popping in today, too!

No Cassidy pix today, but I took some photos last week on my morning walk; it was quite foggy and all the spider webs that normally are invisible were quite apparent:

This is my favorite; when I put it on my screensaver, it looked like a chandelier!  Beautiful!  I do not want spiders in my house, but outside, they're pretty amazing!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Friday, June 26, 2020

CAS Christmas Poinsettia

Happy Friday, peeps!  Looking forward to the weekend? I am! Meanwhile, I have an uber-simple Christmas card to share!  It fulfills two challenges, the June Rudolph Days, which is Anything Goes, and the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch:

I must confess, this card went together in a flash because there's only a wee bit of stamping, the rest is all cardstock and some beautiful digital papers I recently purchased from Gracellie Designs:

Because of the orientation of the poinsettia, I flipped the sketch.  The image actually has the vertical and horizontal design as part of the image...how convenient!  I had a piece of retired Tranquil Tide cardstock laying on my desk, so I layered my digital printout on top, then layered them both on a Naturals White card.  The download also comes with some "weathered" plaid paper, so after printing that out, I stamped a sentiment from Merry Christmas to All in Real Red and diecut it with a banner die:

Isn't that a gorgeous image?  The only other thing I did was add some faceted gems; here's the inside, also from Merry Christmas to All in Real Red and Tranquil Tide inks:

Making Christmas cards is a great way to keep cool, right?!  At least that's what I tell myself!

We made some cookies early yesterday morning so the kitchen wouldn't be so hot with the oven on:

This look on her face means she snitched a couple of chocolate chips from the dough!  She needs to build up some more muscle before she can really mix it up, but she was giving it a college try!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Merry Christmas to All (ret), Digital Rustic Winter Wishes (Gracellie Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Tranquil Tide (both ret), computer paper
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Faceted Gems (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Banner Dies (Nestabilties)

Thursday, June 25, 2020

TicTacToe #70 Summer Fun

Hello again, peeps!  It's time for the X team's Tic Tac Toe challenge!  Shannon is our hostess and here's her grid:

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For my card, I chose the left column of polka dots, sequins and summer!  I pulled out the retired Day at the Beach to make some yummy popsicles:

I stamped them all in Memento Black ink, then colored them with Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Blends:

I colored them in with some Wink of Stella for sparkle, and added matching sequins around each one:

My yellow paper is from Honey Bee's The Bee's Knees, and I used Stitched So Sweetly and Wonky Stitched (My Favorite Things) dies along with a past Paper Pumpkin sentiment. Here's the inside:

I have just the recipient in mind for this card!  And hang on, there's more!  Felicita very kindly offered to let Cassidy be the Junior Guest Designer this week!  She chose the diagonal line of polka dots, coloring (of course) and sparkle for her "unique" card:

She stamped her ballerina from the retired Sweet Stuff and colored her outfit with a purple sparkly gel pen:

She wanted her to be dancing in the rain, so she stamped and punched out an umbrella from Under My Umbrella in Gorgeous Grape DSP, then curved it so it would be 3D, then used a couple layers of dimensionals to pop it up.  We gave her a raindrop background, but Cass also wanted to create a rainbow, so she hand-drew one and added a polka dotted sun, also from Day at the Beach.  Finally, she drew the "road" and coated it with Wink of Stella for some more sparkle (not sure what that was all about!).  I thought it was very creative and unique and apart from a little coaching from Grammy, she did most of it herself!  Thank you, Felicita, for asking her to participate!

I hope our Tic Tac Toe grid has some fun elements that inspire you to get creative!  Be sure to check out what all the designers did this week at the TTT blog!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

IB130 Happy Hello

Hi peeps!  Happy Thursday!  Are you ready for a new Inspired By challenge?  Here's our prompt and optional sketch for today:

Don't they look yummy?! Since I used popsicles on another card posted today, I decided to focus on all those summery COLORS in the inspiration photo as well as that fun sketch!  So here we go:

LOL, there's NO stamping on my card today!!  Just cardstock, dies and an embossing folder...oh, and a wee little gem!  I started with a Close to My Heart die called Multi Circle Windows...it actually has twelve openings, but I trimmed it down to nine and diecut flowers in Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride to fit in each opening.  

I embossed a Whisper White layer with the Ornate Floral EF and layered it behind, then added a three-layer diecut sentiment in Poppy Parade, embellished with a little faceted gem:

I left the inside blank...I will stamp something when the occasion arises!  I hope you'll find some inspiration from our photo today and I hope you'll play along with us at Inspired By!  You'll find plenty of fun samples at the blog, so be sure to check it out!

Have you ever made ice cream in a bag?  Google it!  It's fun and easy...not quite the same as the real stuff, but it will do in a pinch!  There's a whole lot of shaking goin' on!

Thanks for popping by...enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride
Accessories Dimensionals, Faceted Gem (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Ornate Floral EF, Multi Circle Windows Die (Close To My Heart), Hip Hello Die (Poppystamps)