Sunday, April 18, 2021

Wee Blog Vacation

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Normally I would have my Paper Players card for you to peruse, but I am taking a wee little blog vacation this week.  Everything is fine, I just need a break!  (Perhaps my illustration will give you a hint of what I plan to do, LOL!) I'll be back next Sunday, see you then!  Have a blessed week!

Friday, April 16, 2021

AYSI248 Polished Thank You

 Happy Friday, peeps! It's time for a new As You See It challenge, and we have an awesome sketch:

I couldn't wait to play with one of the new In Colors, Polished Pink, so I pulled out some cardstock and ink, along with some True Love DSPs, and went to work:

The card base and sentiment from Ornate Thanks are Polished Pink; the butterflies from Butterfly Gala are colored with several different shades of pink, and the scalloped border is Melon Mambo:

I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly, along with some Genial Gems, then stamped the sentiment (in Memento Black, but it certainly doesn't look like it!) and another butterfly on the inside:

I love this sketch....I need several thank you cards, so I will be making a few more of these!  I hope you'll play along with us this week and show us what you create with the sketch!  Share it with us at As You See It!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Ornate Thanks, Butterfly Gala
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Polished Pink (coming soon), True Love DSP
 Ink Memento Black, Polished Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mamabo
Accessories Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Genial Gems (coming soon)
Tools     Big Shot, Penned Flowers Dies (coming soon), Butterfly Duet Punch

Thursday, April 15, 2021

IB170 Hand-Penned Friend

Hi peeps!  Thursday brings us a new lovely Inspired By inspiration photo:

and here's the optional sketch, which I used this week:

I promised I would be using the new Hand-Penned Petals again, and here it is!  I used some Hand-Penned DSP along with one of the new In Colors, Soft Succulent, and used two more In Colors to watercolor the floral, Pale Papaya and Fresh Freesia:

Instead of using the two-step stamp to color the flowers, I used ink and an aquapainter.  After diecutting the flower, I embellished the circle panel with a couple of black sequins from my stash and a Basic Black sentiment from the Well Written dies:

The Crumb Cake card base was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder before adhering everything together!  Now I hope you'll find some inspiration from our photo this week and play along with us at Inspired By as well! Thanks for visiting today!  

We have an alarm in our driveway that alerts us when someone is driving in.....and it went off at 8:30 in the morning, which is pretty unusual for company!  When I went to look to see who it was, this is what I saw:

The neighbors across the street have a small pond and every spring, two Canada geese build a nest, and I guess they decided to come over for a visit! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hand-Penned Petals (coming soon)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Succulent (coming soon), Basic Black, Hand-Penned DSP
 Ink Memento Black, Pale Papaya (coming soon), Fresh Freesia (coming soon), Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories Dimensionals, Sequins and Gem (from my stash)
Tools     Big Shot, Subtles EF, Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Aquapainter

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

TCC153 Lovely Lavender

 Happy Wednesday, stampers!  There's a new Card Concept Challenge up today, look at this beauty:

Isn't that gorgeous?  It gave me a chance to use my brand-new, coming-in-the-new-catalog stamp set Hand-Penned Petals!  I made a mini-slimline card in the Clean and Layered style; the size is 6"x 3 1/2":

I stamped the florals in Memento Black and filled them in with Mint Macaron and Highland Heather.  The stamped background is the script from (old) French Foliage in Smoky Slate; the beautiful DSP is part of the Hand-Penned suite, and it is GORGEOUS.  You will definitely be seeing a lot more of this!  Plus I diecut it with the new Basic Borders dies...they are amazing!  I added a few little Genial Gems in Mint Macaron and a gingham bow:

And I almost forgot....I freehand cut some Brushed Silver cardstock into a bucket shape, then embossed it with an embossing folder and added some Craft White and Basic Gray shading!  I used the remaining piece of diecut DSP to embellish the inside:

I am also entering this at the TGIF challenge, where they are looking for slimline cards!

I hope you'll play along with our pretty inspiration this sure to stop by the Card Concept blog to see how the other designers interpreted this photo, then share yours with us too!  Be sure to tell us your "style" can see all the styles listed on the challenge blog!  Thanks for popping in today! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hand-Penned Petals (coming soon), French Foliage (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Hand-Penned DSP (coming soon), Brushed Silver (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Craft White and Basic Gray (for sponging)
Accessories Dimensionals, Genial Gems (coming soon), Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Penned Flowers Dies (coming soon), Basic Borders Dies (coming soon), Woodgrain EF (ret), Sponge Daubers

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

RRCB156 Tiny Pastel Teacups

Happy Tuesday, all!  Time for a new Retro Rubber challenge where we challenge you to use your older stamps!  Here's our sweet prompt for this week:

Yes, pastels!!  What a nice challenge for spring, too!  I pulled out a little stamp from 2010 called Tiny Teacup, stamped it five times, and here we go:

I fussy-cut them out and mounted them on a diecut panel, then mounted that on an embossed panel, a Soft Seafoam panel and a white card!   I used So Saffron, Purple Posy, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and Soft Seafoam inks:

The sentiments are from Friend to Friend (2006), stamped in Pool Party:

I hope you'll play with our pastel challenge this week!  Just remember to use stamps at least a year old, and tell us how old they are!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Check out what the other designers did at the Retro Rubber blog!  Thanks for popping in today!

Dana and Wayne are doing some remodeling which included some painting!  Dana was doing her ceiling-painting thing, and noticed Eden; you always think of cats basking in the sun, but Eden's got that down pat too!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble." Proverbs 19:23

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Friend to Friend (ret, 2006), Tiny Teacup (ret, 2010)
Card stock & Papers     Soft Seafoam, Whisper White
 Ink Soft Seafoam, Purple Posy, Soft Sky (ret), Pink Pirouette (ret), So Saffron, Pool Party
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Perfect Polka Dots EF (ret)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Dreaming of a Silver and White Christmas

Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a nice weekend...we had rain, sun, more rain....but it was still nice!  I haven't made a Christmas card for a while, so I thought I'd throw my hat in the Christmas Card Throwdown, which is looking for silver and white, the Krafty Chicks Christmas challenge, and the Fab Friday sketch: 

I still have lots of  Feels Like Frost DSP, and despite the challenge it is to photograph, I used it anyway:

I used two patterns for the sketch, then diecut some poinsettias from Thick White Cardstock, adding silver centers and berries, then heat-embossed a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas with silver embossing powder:

Here's another angle....still difficult to capture with the foil!

Saturday was spring clean-up at church.  LeAnne stayed home while the rest of the family raked, pulled leaves and got very wet and grubby!!!

We have a fairly large piece of property; there is a manse on the opposite side of the church as well; the property still has horse sheds from when people used horse and carriages to come to church!

Cassidy got right to work:

But they did get to take breaks, LOL!

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Silver Foil, Feels Like Frost DSP (ret)
 Ink Silver Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Poinsettias Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies,  Heat Tool

Sunday, April 11, 2021

PP536 Thoughts and Prayers

 Happy Sunday, everyone!  I am the hostess this week at the Paper Players and I have a color challenge for you:

I think this is a nice color combo for masculine cards, or vintage patriotic cards, or anything else that appeals to you!  Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card, my third for the week, (why do they always come in threes?) for a gentleman who used to attend our church:

I have been wanting to use these Stitched Leaves dies for a while; once autumn turned to winter, I kind of forgot all about them!  I cut one from Merry Merlot and used various DSPs for the rest of the card:

My neutral is Very Vanilla, and the sentiment is from the retired Wishing You Well.  The inside sentiment is from Woven Heirlooms:

And the sketch is from a new-to-me challenge, Stamping Pals:

The design team has come up with some fun samples using these colors!  Be sure to stop by the Paper Players blog to check them all out.  Then put on your creative thinking cap and show us your artistry as well!  Can't wait to see you there!

A couple more Easter cards, this one is from Danni:

and from Teri:

These girls make me feel so special!  Thanks!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Woven Heirlooms, Wishing You Well (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Misty Moonlight DSP, Plaid Tidings DSP (ret)
 Ink Merry Merlot
Accessories Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Leaves Dies

Saturday, April 10, 2021

FMS 480

 Hi everyone, happy Saturday!  The FMS sketch this week was so cool:

I have a Penny Black die that I haven't used much but I knew it would work well with this sketch!  I also hadn't used my Forever Greenery DSP too much, so I combined the two:

I cut a Whisper White panel with the die, then embossed each side with one of the Greenery EFs.  I added a panel of the DSP, but I didn't like how it was showing through the little diecut holes, so before adhering it, I traced the curve on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and backed the edge with it.  I adhered the pieces together and put them on a Shaded Spruce card base.  My final addition was a sentiment from Lots of Heart, diecut with a Tasteful Labels die and backed with another piece cut from the same die:

I left the inside blank, so I could use it for whatever occasion arises!

A few more Easter cards; this one is from Sally:

and Doris:

and from Robyn:

All so pretty and thoughtful!  Thanks for popping in today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow as I am the hostess at the Paper Players!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Lots of Heart
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Forever Greenery DSP
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Tasteful Labels Dies, Curved Stitch Die (Penny Black)

Friday, April 9, 2021

CASC&S414 Welcoming Window

The color challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches was an interesting one; my first thought was Christmas, but ending going in another direction!  Here's the palette:

And here's my card:

It's all pretty self-explanatory; the elements were stamped and diecut with the Window Flower Box dies and mounted on a Stitched So Sweetly panel, and that's on top of a Mossy Meadow DSP panel:

The inside panel was stamped with the little corner viney cute!  

I just love playing with this set...these little dies are so fun to work with!  Thanks for popping in today!

Thought I would share some of the lovely Easters cards I received this year!

This is from Mollie:

and Kathy:

and from Karen:

More to come!  Thanks ladies!  And thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Welcoming Window
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow DSP
 Ink Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, Bumblebee
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Window Flower Box Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies