Sunday, December 5, 2021

PP570 Winter Wonderland

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess this week and she has a wonderful theme board for us:


Boy, I had a tough time deciding in which direction to go this many gorgeous choices!  In the end, I went kind of clean-and-simple, using that wintery scene on the top right as my inspiration. I had been playing around with this CTMH image earlier in the week and this just sort of fell together:

(I guess I could even have used the deer and the cabin inspiration as well!)  I stamped the snowglobe in Misty Moonlight ink and diecut it out. I then took a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock and ran it through a snowflake embossing folder and sponged the flakes with white craft ink.  My sweet friend Danni from Inspired By recently gave me a gift wrapped in this awesome lightweight silver paper....I could NOT throw it away, so I used it as a mat for my snowflake base as well as the snowglobe!

And finally, just a simple sentiment banner and snowflake to finish it off:

I am also going to enter this at the Little Red Wagon, where their challenge this week is "let it snow"!

Now, what will inspire you?  Snowflakes and mittens?  Deer in the woods? A warm cabin?  Or maybe a cardinal and some snowy pines!  Can't wait to see what you create this week!  Please share it with us at the Paper Players and be sure to check out what the designers created as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

It's tree-cutting time!  Santa Wayne is on the job!

That Eden...she's such a ham!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Wonderland Cardmaking (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Silver Wrapping Paper (unknown maker)
 Ink Misty Moonlight, Craft White
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Wonderland Dies (Close to My Heart), Circle Punch (ret), Snowflakes EF (Cuttlebug), Sponge Dauber

Friday, December 3, 2021

JAI583 Joy to All

Hi stampers!  I am gearing up making Christmas always seems like I need one or two more!  This one uses the sketch from Just Add Ink:

And here we go:

I happened to have a half-circle of Kraft cardstock already diecut, so I used that as my starting point, matching it up with some Close to My Heart DSP and stamps.  I stamped the horse and sleigh on Crumb Cake with Early Espresso ink, then mounted it on top of a little white stitched panel that was stamped with a sentiment from the retired Shine Bright:

My final addition was a couple of vertical borders, a Stitched Snowflake and a scattering of Poppy Parade stars:

I love the warmth of these colors together!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Wonderland (Close to My Heart), Shine Bright (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Poppy Parade, Kraft, Early Espresso, White Pines DSP (Close to My Heart)
 Ink Craft White, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
Accessories Dimensionals, Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Snowflakes Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Wonderland Dies (Close to My Heart), Stitching Lines Dies (Ellen Hutson)

Thursday, December 2, 2021

TTT142 Peace

 Hi there, peeps!  Time for a new Tic Tac Toe challenge!  Here's our grid:

I chose the right column of die cuts, Christmas, and white on white.  And I will tell you that photographing a white-on-white card is a challenge!  Here we go:

I heat embossed the retired Christmas Collage background stamp in Craft White ink and white embossing powder, then mounted it on a piece of silver paper I had in my stash.  I diecut the word "peace" from the same silver paper and mounted it in the open panel at the top right; you can see the embossing a wee bit better here:

On the lower left, I embossed and diecut some white holly leaves and berries and popped them up:

And on the inside, I stamped a sentiment in Silver Encore ink to go with the silver accents on the front.  I really wanted to add some embellishments, but I liked the simplicity of the white, so I left it as it was!

I am also going to enter this at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, which wants us to "Keep it Off Center":

This is such a nice board full of pretty possibilities!  Be sure to check out the Tic Tac Toe blog to see what the other members of Team X came up with, then share yours with us too!  Thanks for popping by today!

My great-nephew Zion (on John's side) was quite proud of the Lego T-Rex he made on Thanksgiving day!  He's quite a clever little guy:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Collage (ret), Candy Cane Christmas (The Stamp Market)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Metalo Silver Dust Paper (Neenah)
 Ink Craft White, Silver Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals, Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Tools     Big Shot, Heat Tool, Candy Cane Christmas Dies (The Stamp Market), Christmas Greetings Dies (ret)

IB198C Marshmallow Friends

Hi stampers!  Time for a new Inspired By challenge...check out these fun photos!  You can choose either one, and use the optional sketch alone or with one of the photos!  The choice is up to you!


I remembered this sweet older SU set called Winter Wilma, and it had this cute mug, marshmallows and fun sentiment!!  I found some complimentary DSP and here's my card:

And here's the optional sketch, which I did use:

I stamped the mug twice on watercolor paper, loosely watercolored and snipped out one, then mounted the other on top.  I used a couple of dies to cut some circles and snowflakes and embellished them with some enamel dots and Wink of Stella:

Aren't those marshmallows the cutest?

I combined a couple of sentiments for the inside, and it all went on an Early Espresso card base:

This card just makes me smile! I am also going to enter it at the Krafty Chicks for this week...they want something stamped!

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week....I can't wait to see what you create!  Share it with us at Inspired By!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Winter Wilma (ret), Just Treats (Close to My Heart), Christmas Silhouettes (Sweet & Sassy)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Early Espresso, Real Red, Watercolor, Candy Cane Lane DSP (ret)
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Accessories Enamel Dots (W+9), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Snowflakes Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Aquapainter, Wink of Stella, Stitched Chevron Dies (Sissix)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

TCC165 Tis the Season for Peace

Hi there, stamping friends!  Happy December!!  It's time for a brand-new Card Concept challenge, where we create a card with a certain concept! (If you need help on what the concepts are, check out the CC blog!)  Here's the inspiration photo that Julie has for us this week:

Gosh, what a beautiful mantle!  So much to inspire us, too! For my clean and layered card, I took inspiration from the greenery, the plaids, and the candles (although mine is red!):

Several years ago, I bought a W+9 set from a fellow stamper and I don't think I've used it but a couple of times, and I know I never used the candle image!  So I set about to remedy that, stamping it in Real Red, then adding different greenery and pine cones from the same set.  I mounted everything on a whitewashed woodgrain panel of DSP, added a sentiment from another of my plethora of Christmas sets, then added a plaid diecut ribbon:

I didn't have any tiny bell dies, so I added some silver metallic pearls, and mounted everything on a panel of the same red plaid!  I just love the traditional seasonal colors together!  I am also entering it at Inkspirational, which is looking for plaid!

I hope you'll come play along with us and show us how this gorgeous photo inspires you!  It may be just what you need to finish up those last-minute Christmas cards!  Check out what all the designers created and see what their "concepts" are at The Card Concept blog!  Thanks for popping in today!

Remember the baby shower that Dana planned a couple of months ago?  Here's the guest of honor!!  Her name is Isla (pronounced "Eye-lah") and she is so tiny!!!  But what a cutie!  Cassidy was thrilled!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Merry & Bright (W+9), Vintage Christmas Sayings (unknown)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Warmth & Cheer DSP (ret), Wonderland DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot
Accessories Dimensionals, Silver Metallic Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Scalloped Contour Dies, Pierced Blooms Die (bow), Merry & Bright Dies (W+9), Blending Brush

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

AHSC 449 Peace Shaker Card

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I have a fun shaker card for you today and it uses the sketch from Atlantic Hearts:

And here we go:

I started by making the shaker portion, using one side of a SU clear envelope as the front of the shaker, adhering it to a piece of printed paper on three sides of the back, filling with glitter and sequins, and then adhering the fourth side closed. I diecut three funky trees and adhered to the front, then attached the whole thing to a scalloped piece of Crumb Cake:

I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Darice snowflake embossing folder, then adhered it to a Merry Merlot card base.  A wee bit of grosgrain ribbon and Linen thread formed a bow for the top. I stamped a really old Sweet & Sassy sentiment for the front and an equally old Waltzingmouse sentiment went on the inside:

This card really is prettier in real life than it shows in the photos!  You'll have to take my word for it!  Thanks for visiting today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Holiday Greetings (Sweet & Sassy), Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Thick Basic White, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot, Wonderland DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink Merry Merlot
Accessories Linen Thread, Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey), Ice Glitter (ret), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Alpine Dies (Tim Holtz), Snowflake Swirl EF (Darice), Bitty Banners Dies (ret)

Monday, November 29, 2021

Holly Jolly Christmas

Hi peeps, hope you had a good weekend!  I have a real simple Christmas card today using this soft pattern from the Painted Christmas DSP:

I only had a 4" square piece of it left in my package, so I made a square card, adding a sentiment framed with an Ornate Frame diecut and accented with some diecut white holly leaves and pearls:

I did add a little crinkled seam binding bow for a little interest!  I am adding this to the Three Room Studio Clean and Simple challenge too!

So happy to have you visit today!  

Apparently you're never too old for holiday footie pajamas.....especially ones with hoods that still allow you to wear your headphones and play video game!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." John 3:36

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Holly Jolly (unknown maker)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Soft Seafoam, Painted Christmas DSP
 Ink Soft Seafoam
Accessories Pearls, Dimensionals, Crinkled Seam Binding 
Tools     Big Shot, Ornate Frames Dies, Quilt Maker Dies

Sunday, November 28, 2021

PP569 Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for a new Paper Players challenge, with the amazing Anne Marie bringing us a marvelous sketch today!  Check it out:

I LOVE this sketch....I can't wait to make a few more cards using it!  What a great way to use up some odds and ends of DSP, right?  I just got a cute new Close to My Heart stamp set, so I paired it up with some My Mind's Eye Winterberry papers and here's what I came up with:

I stamped my little snowman scene in Cherry Cobbler ink and diecut it out, then mounted it on another circle on which I had stamped some really teeny tiny snowflakes!  The embossing panel from the Stitched Snowflakes dies has some teeny tiny embossed snowflakes as well, so I punched them out with a 1/4" circle punch and sprinkled them around!  After adding some snowy glitter, I mounted it on a scallop of Evening Evergreen and mounted it on my card:

I had planned to put this little banner on the front but couldn't quite make it work, so I added it to the inside; the sentiment is from an old Whippersnapper set called Winter Schminter!

I hope you'll play along with our sketch this week!  I'm willing to bet you'll love it as much as we do!  Check out what the other designers created while you're sharing yours over at the Paper Players!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Wonderland (Close to My Heart), Winter Schminter (Whippersnapper), Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Evening Evergreen, Naturals White (ret), Winterberry DSP (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Ice Glitter (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Snowflakes Dies, 1/4" Circle Punch (ret), Wonderland Dies (CTMH), Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Banner Dies (Nestabilities)

Saturday, November 27, 2021

FMS513 Happy Cocktails!

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have a really quick, easy card today for a special friend's birthday; it's got a bit of sparkle and a lot of fun!  It uses the FMS sketch for this week:

and here we go:

This fun little cocktail glass from Nothing's Better Than was stamped with Memento Black ink and filled in with Positively Pink, Granny Apple Green and Crushed Curry, then mounted on a vellum circle and accented with some Be Dazzling glitter paper:

I added some stamped sparkles, some sequins, some Wink of Stealla and a rhinestone for even more bling!  A sentiment from the retired Picture Perfect Birthday was stamped on the inside of the Polished Pink card:

This is going in the mail as we speak!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nothing's Better Than, Picture Perfect Birthday (ret), Whittles Sentiments (Memory Box)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Vellum, Polished Pink, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Positively Pink, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Rhinestone, Star Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Big Shot, Love You More Than Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch (ret)

Friday, November 26, 2021

AYSI264 Meow

Hey there, stampers!  Hope you all had a lovely holiday!  Now it's time for a new As You See It challenge, and it's a fun one:


After our kitty Pumpkin passed away, we did not get another pet! But I do love seeing pictures of other peoples' pets! I enjoy them vicariously through stamping as well!  So it will be fun to see what everyone comes up with for this cute challenge!

I have several cat images but I really loved this vintage one from Rare Image stamps (sadly, I don't think they're in business any longer)!  I stamped my trio of kitties in Stazon ink on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored them in:

I used the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday:

as well as the challenge from Shopping Our Stash, which is a Triple Threat:  use three of something!  I used three kittens as well as three different patterned papers!  (Ooops, I forgot those three little elements down at the bottom!  Oh well!)  All my papers are from Authentique's Meadow collection:

The ribbon is SU's Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain ribbon, and both sentiments are from the Nine Lives (ret) set:

I have a cat-loving friend who gave me some flowers after my surgery, so I think I'll send this to her!  Now, how about you?  Can you come up with something to honor your pet...or maybe a pet you wish you had?  Check out what the DT came up with--you may be surprised--and then share yours with us too at the AYSI blog!

Now, here's one of my grand-dogs....Eden must have had a cold nose, LOL!

Thanks for visiting today, enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nine Lives (ret), Pets (Rare Image Rubber Stamps)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Shimmery White, Meadow DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Stazon Black, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Craft White, Crushed Curry, Bumblebee, Sahara Sand
Accessories Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Tailor Made Tag Dies