Sunday, August 30, 2020

PP506 Metallic Christmas

Happy Sunday peeps!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, and Ann has a lovely tic-tac-toe grid for us to play with:

I went CAS for my card today, using the three elements in the top row across:  stitching, metallic and patterned paper; I also have gems/dots and diecuts in there too!  So here we go:

I used the new Stitched Rectangle dies to create a trio of trees from the Brushed Metallic cardstocks...they feature shades of bronze, copper and gold!  Very pretty!  Here's a different angle:

They were mounted on a piece of gold-embossed Gilded Autumn DSP and topped with some gold star sequins and metallic gold pearls:

A sentiment from Banner Year was heat embossed in copper embossing powder and the edges were punched with the Triple Banner Punch:

This went together really quickly....I can't wait to play with these dies some more!  However, I'm taking a little blog vacation, so playing will have to wait!  I will see you back soon!  Meanwhile, I hope you'll
play along with the Players, and make sure you hop over to the Paper Players blog to see what the DT has done!  Thanks for visiting today!

John always plants a garden...and he always plants the same things, but how successfully they grow varies from year to year!  This year, we had lousy zucchinis and cucumbers, but we had amazing green beans, a plethora of peppers and some awesome watermelons and cantaloupes!  We shared this one with my nephew and his's bigger than Jameson's head....Timmy said he weighed it and it was almost 27 pounds!  And it was not seedless, so it was delicious....because we had one too! (I think the seedless ones have no taste!)

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Banner Year
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Gilded Autumn DSP, Metallic Cardstocks
 Ink Bronze Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Star Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Triangle Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Bronze Embossing Powder (ret), Heat Tool

Saturday, August 29, 2020

FMS450 Birthdays

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday...praying for all those in the hurricanes' paths!  Like we need more things to worry about, right?!  Well, no worries here, just two birthday cards using the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:


The first one uses some printed paper from my stash (thanks, Teri!) and some diecut flowers to match:

I used a favorite My Favorite Things stitched flower die, cutting flowers in So Saffron, Poppy Parade and Soft Sky, and since there are flowers in a garden, I am entering this at the Inspire.Create challenge this week as well:

The sentiment is from Many Mates, heat embossed in white on Basic Gray and diecut with a Stitched So Sweetly die; it's all mounted on a Pool Party card base!

The second one uses the same sketch, and I chose gold pumpkins for a fall birthday card for Seize The Birthday's challenge:

This idea looked better in my head than it did on paper, but you know how it don't want to toss it after spending so much time on it, LOL!

It's so hard to see, but the W+9 pumpkins are gold embossed and watercolored with Cajun Craze and Terracotta Tile inks:

I used Papertrey's A Wreath for All Seaons to create a fall birthday sentiment, stamped in Cajun Craze and Old Olive, diecut with a Stitched Rectangle die and embellished with Gilded Gems:

The printed paper is from Recollection's Thankful Heart pad; it features some pretty gold embossed designs as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Friday, August 28, 2020

AYSI233 My Favorite Duo

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at As You See It....oh, this one made me struggle!

Image may contain: text that says 'Fill in the Blank.... My favourite colour duo is 08.28.20 As Yoa See CHALLENGE #233'

How can we choose a favorite duo??  There are so many combinations to choose from!  Eventually, I chose "Tiffany" blue, in this case, Soft Sky, and tan (kraft).  I think Soft Sky was one of the best colors that SU ever came out with and I was so sad when it retired!  I have a little stash left and I use it sparingly!  So here we go:


I pulled out a lot of oldies for this beachy card today!  The seashell plate was stamped in Crumb Cake and diecut with a square stitched die, and some torn Kraft cardstock was adhered behind it.

The Soft Sky card base was stamped with an old Cornish Heritage Farms cheesecloth stamp, then I added some Crafty Secrets beachy images along with a few water droplets:


A little loop of Linen Braid and some gold Metallic Pearls finished it off.  I left it blank, no sentiment, but I think this will end up being a thank you card!!  So happy you popped in today!  I can't wait to see what your favorite color duo will be!  Be sure to check out was the other designers chose...there are some "wow" ones there!  You can see them at the As You See It blog!

I wanted to share a couple more cards I got recently!  This one was from Laurie:

and a beautiful floral from Beth:

And this cutie was for Cassidy from my friend Sally:

Check out how cute this is on the inside:

We both loved it....I loved them all!  Thanks so much, ladies!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Cheesecloth (ret, Cornish Heritage Farms), Beach Things (ret, Crafty Secrets), Water Droplets Background (Deep Red), Seashell Plate 17 (100 Proof Press)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Soft Sky (ret), Kraft (Close to My Heart)
 Ink Crumb Cake, Soft Sky (ret)
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals, Linen Braid
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Square Die (Lil'Inkers)

Thursday, August 27, 2020

IB139 Hot Diggity Dog

Hi peeps!  Happy Thursday and welcome back to a new Inspired By is our photo prompt and optional sketch:

I pulled out Clever Sausage from Ellen Hutson and some Playful Pets DSP, and made short work of this card!  Such a fun subject matter!

I stamped my weiner dog on Cinnamon Cider cardstock and fussy-cut him out, adding a little red sweater and blue ear muff:

And because it's for a boy's birthday card, I had to add a birthday hat and little pompom I dyed blue with a Balmy Blue Blend:

I used the sketch from The Spot this week, too:

And added a fun sentiment and some more party hats on the inside:

What a fun card to create!  And boy, do the designers at Inspired By have some fun cards for you to check out too!  Be sure to waggle on over there to see what they made!  Thanks for popping by today!

No puppies or dogs, but Cassidy was doing some Halloween artwork on some wooden puzzles I picked up at a yard sale.  Unfortunately, they weren't as fun as she thought they would be, but we're going to see if we can improve them a bit now that the paint is dry!  Art is a learning process!

She doesn't say much but I know she is stressed by having to wear a mask when she goes back to school, as it makes her glasses fog up (I know how that is).  I am praying for ALL the students, teachers and faculty personnel as this school year starts....they all are facing new challenges and we need to get our children and their routines back to normal!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Clever Sausage (Ellen Hutson)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Cinnamon Cider, Playful Pets DSP, Lovely Lipstick DSP (ret), Balmy Blue Gingham (ret), Red Valentine DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Pompom (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Balmy Blue Blend

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

GDP255 Trees and Leaves

 Happy Wednesday, peeps!  The Global Design Project this week wants trees or leaves:

and I had an idea in my head using the Beautiful Autumn bundle in an unusual color combo!  I saw this lovely neutral plaid in the Plaid Tidings DSP pad and thought it would look nice with Misty Moonlight, so I stamped a bunch of leaves and acorns and punched and fussy cut them all out to create a wreath:

I found it easier to stamp the outlines first, then fill in with Crumb Cake ink, but it does mute the Moonlight a bit....still pretty, though.  I added some metallic pearls that I colored with a light Night of Navy Blend, and I also stamped a partial sentiment from Banner Year in Night of Navy and diecut it with a Smooth Sailing die.  The finishing touch was a Misty Moonlight bow:

I left the inside blank, and I'll fill in a sentiment to fit the occasion when I decided to send it!  Thanks for popping in today!

Chef Cassidy was helping make chocolate chip cookies yesterday----which didn't help my diet at all, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Autumn, Banner Year
Card stock & Papers     Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Plaid Tidings DSP
 Ink Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Misty Moonlight Ribbon, Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, Smooth Sailing Dies, Autumn Punch Pack

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

RetroRubber 142 Halloween Sketch

 Happy Tuesday, stampers!  Are you ready for a wee bit of Halloween?  RetroRubber has a fun sketch for you to play with this week!  Check it out:

Image may contain: text that says 'Retro Rubber Challenge #142 SENT SENTIMENT August 25, 25,2020 September 4, 2020, sketch challenge #rrcb142'

I remembered that I purchased some fun Halloween papers from Papertrey last year, so I went to look for a "retro" Halloween stamp set to use with them!  Spooky Cat is from 2017, and that fun kitty seemed perfect for the rectangular panel! So here we go:

I stamped the cat in Terracotta Tile ink and punched it out with the matching punch, then mounted it on a Stitched Rectangle in Basic Black:

I cut strips and panels of the PTI papers, layering them a little askew for fun!  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, diecut with the Tasteful Labels dies. I also added some glimmer stars in black and orange:

I stamped a sentiment from A Wish for Everything on the inside and added a wise old owl:

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!  This sketch is one I love!  Remember that your stamps must be at least a year old and you must tell us how old (approximately) they are! Can't wait to see what you create!  Check out what all the designers did at the Retro Rubber blog and give them some love, too!

A late summer rose still blooming in my flower bed:

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat, A Wish for Everything
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Black and Orange Glimmer Paper, Text Style Halloween Paper (Papertrey)
 Ink Terracotta Tile, Memento Black, Smoky Slate
Tools     Big Shot, Tasteful Labels Dies,  Star Dies (Verve), Cat Punch

Monday, August 24, 2020

Ouch for CTS386

 Happy Monday, peeps!  I have some people coming over to stamp today, so this will be quick!  I have a fun little card for a friend who recently went through some knee surgery!  I used the CTS sketch:

He is not a warm fuzzy kind of guy, but I think his four children will like this card:

I stamped, colored and fussy-cut the sloth and layered him on some Forever Greenery DSP, then added the simple sentiment!  Other than lining up the image to stamp again on the DSP so I didn't have to cut out the sloth's toenails, it was easy peasy!

I am quickly sharing another card for the FMS sketch:

Cassidy's friend Lee had a birthday this week so I made him this card (the boy LOVES tractors, 4-wheelers, anything with wheels!), using John Deere colors and some print paper I had in my stash:

The sentiment is from Many Mates; the dies are the new Stitched Triangles, and the numbers are from Little Numbers (ret).  Thanks for popping in today!  Now off to stamp with my friends!

And here's another little boy who loves anything with this case, he had to ride Cassidy's little tricycle (much to his dismay) because he hasn't quite gotten the hang of a two-wheeler yet!  Give him time!

I wonder what he's thinking about???  Maybe the day he can ride that bike, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!