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

Thursday, November 25, 2021

IB197 Sweet Little Deer

Hello peeps!  Happy Thanksgiving again!  It's Thursday and time for a new Inspired By challenge! This is a color challenge, so although you can use the inspiration photos for "inspiration", it's really the colors we want to see:

And here's the optional sketch:

I did use the sketch as well as that cute little deer as the inspiration for my card today--check it out:

I am using the colors of Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake, and this little deer is fussy-cut from some retired DSP. I embossed the card with the Wintery EF, then sponged on a bit of Craft White ink.

The sentiment is from an old Artistic Outpost set called Frosty & Friends, cut with an Ornate Frame die; the snowflakes are cut using the Stitched Snowflake dies.  This little deer reminds me of Bambi...so cute!  I hope you'll find some inspiration from our photos as well!  Share them with us at Inspired By!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Cassidy made some goodies for the family last week:

I think it was a good thing I wasn't around to eat any...I would have gained a pound for sure!

Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Frosty & Friends (Artistic Outpost)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Crumb Cake, Home for Christmas DSP, Let It Snow Specialty DSP, Classic Christmas DSP (all retired)
 Ink Real Red, Craft White
Accessories Dimensionals, Pearls from my Stash
Tools     Big Shot, Ornate Frames Dies, Wintery EF, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Sponge Daubers, Stitched Snowflakes Dies

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends!  

"The Lord remembers us and will bless us:  He will bless the house of Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron, he will bless those who fear the Lord---small and great alike."  Psalm 115:12-13

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

AHSC448 Peace To You

 Hi everyone!  I am back from my little bloggy break and I have a sweet little Christmas card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch for this week:

I had lots of wee little bits and pieces of Tidings of Christmas DSPs left from another project, so I used them to create this:

I cut each square with a Stitched Shape die, and the rectangle piece was cut with the Tailor Made Tag die, re-cutting the tag end.  They all went on a Sahara Sand panel and Basic White card.  

I added some Forever Fern and Poinsettia Petals embellishments, stamped in Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler, along with some Be Dazzling "berries":

I added some diecut sentiments and it was done! 

I think these are some of the prettiest colors together!  Thanks for popping in today!

The reason I took a bloggy break was to have some minor sinus surgery.  The surgery went very well, although I am not sure it took care of the headache issues I've been having. Anyway, I got some lovely cards from kind friends:

This is from Lisa:

from Kathy:

from Donna & Linda:

from Colleen and Linda:

and this one was really special; it was from the nurses at the hospital where I had my surgery.  This hospital will be closing at the end of the year and they'll all be losing their jobs, so it's even more bittersweet that they are still thinking of their patients!  Edited to add:  I just heard the hospital has been purchased!  YAY!  So hopefully they'll all still have their jobs!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps        Poinsettia Petals, Forever Fern
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Sahara Sand, Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Be Dazzled Specialty Paper (ret)
Accessories Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Forever Flourishing Dies, Christmas Greetings Dies (ret), Poinsettia Dies, Season of Cheer Dies (Concord & 9th)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

HB to John

Hi there, everyone, happy Tuesday!  Today is John's birthday, so I used my/his favorite sailboat stamp, Sailing Home, to create a card for him!

I stamped the images, colored them with Blends, then diecut them with the Smooth Sailing dies and layered them on some stitched squares of Basic White and Pool Party.  I had a little square of some Tim Holtz DSP that I embossed with the retired Seaside embossing folder; since the paper is thin, it "distressed" the embossing, making it look like ocean waves....at least that's what it looked like to me!

I mounted them on a mat of Basic White that was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder, and I used a sentiment from Best Year, diecut with a Stitched Rectangle die and embellished with a little "banner" diecut with the Tasteful Labels die:

That's it for today---for this week, actually.  I am taking a wee little blog break for a week or so, and should be back next week some time!  I'll miss you all---enjoy your days and be blessed!

"For I am convinced that neither life nor death, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sailing Home, Best Year 
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Pool Party, Vintage Christmas DSP (Tim Holtz)
 Ink Memento Black, Night of Navy
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Seaside EF (ret), Stitched Shapes Dies (ret)

Monday, November 15, 2021

MTCC41 Tis The Season

Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a good weekend! Brrr, it was a chilly, wet one!  While I was playing with my Soft Succulent papers and ink last week, I came across a scrap piece of Painted Christmas DSP that had the same hues, so I went to work, using some new stamps I had gotten a while ago and never got inky!  Here we go:

I began with the sketch from Make The Cards challenge:

After adding a white mat to the DSP, I scalloped the bottom front of the card, then added the circular element and the ice skate image, which I filled with greenery and candy canes.  The stamps and dies are from Avery Elle.  The sentiment is from Christmas to Remember.  I added a strip of Real Red to the bottom inside so the scallop would stand out a bit better:

I found this sentiment in a set my friend gave me after she de-stashed her stamp collection, and it fit perfectly in an Ornate Frame die!  Love it!

I am also entering this at the Krafty Chicks, because it's Christmas week!  Thanks for popping in today!
Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas to Remember, Holiday Skates (Avery Elle)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Real Red, Soft Succulent, Painted Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Gray Granite, Soft Succulent
Accessories Dimensionals, White Gems from my Stash
Tools     Big Shot, Ornate Frames Dies, Scalloped So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Holiday Skates Dies (Avery Elle), Smoky Slate Blends, Real Red Blends, Zig Painty Pen (ret)

Sunday, November 14, 2021

PP567 Sending Cheer

Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's time for a new Paper Players challenge with Joanne as our hostess!  She's got a stunning, but challenging (at least to me!) color palette for us this week:

These are so pretty together, but I admit I struggled a bit...I think the black threw me off!  Anyway, here we go:

I started with a Smoky Slate card base and some retired Feels Like Frost foil DSP....hopefully you can imagine the shine!  Here's a different view:

A fun diecut sentiment in Basic White and Silver Glimmer paper added to the sparkle, and I added a silver snowflake and some black gingham ribbon:

and a little snowman punched from a very old SU punch (anyone else remember this punch?):

The photos really don't do it justice but it's pretty sparkly IRL!  I used the FMS sketch for this week as well, although my big sentiment might disqualify me, LOL!:

I just realized there's no stamping on the front of my card, but I did stamp a sentiment on the inside!!!  I hope you'll hop on over to the Paper Players blog to see what the other designers came up with!  Then put on your creative thinking cap and play along with us as well!  Thanks for popping in today; enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas to Remember (inside)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Feels Like Frost DSP (ret), Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer (both ret)
 Ink Basic Black
Accessories Mini Dimensionals, Gingham Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Die, Snowflake Die (Verve), Season of Cheer Dies (Concord & 9th), Snowman Punch (ret), Black Marker