Wednesday, May 25, 2022

TCC176 God Bless America

Hi stamping friends!  Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new Card Concept challenge where we use various concepts to create our artwork!  One of these days, I'm going to try a new concept...I always seem to gravitate towards the same clean-and-layered style, LOL!  Here's our timely inspiration photo: 

I made a simple card since this week has been a bit of a blur; I chose to use the stars and stripes theme as well as the challenge colors to make my clean and layered patriotic card:

This stamp came out shortly after 9/11 and although I have a few patriotic stamps, this is one of my favorites!  I stamped it in Night of Navy and Real Red and diecut it with the Stylish Shapes dies:

I added some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper stars and a strip of Balmy Blue glimmer paper on top of  some SU and Tim Holtz papers.  I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts:

I hope you'll find some time to play along with us this week using our inspiration photo!  Be sure to check out what the DT created over at the Card Concept blog; you'll see you don't have to make a patriotic card at all!  Have fun!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps God Bless American (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Heart & Home DSP, Seasonal DSP (Tim Holtz), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (ret), Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (ret)
 Ink Night of Navy, Real Red
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies, Mini Treat Bag Dies (ret), Country Star Punch (ret)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

RRCB183 You Make Each Day Brighter

Happy Tuesday, peeps, time for a new Retro Rubber challenge! This week it's "Anything Goes"--just use any stamps that are at least a year old!

I chose a stamp called Friendship Grows from 2001---21 years old!  I have always loved these sketchy-style images; they're cute and fun to color in!  So here we go:

I stamped the image in Stazon and watercolored it with lots of different inks, then diecut it and mounted it on a gingham panel that was diecut with the Stitched With Whimsy die and added a banner and a little crinkly seam binding bow.  Here's a little closeup:

I hope you'll play with our Retro Rubber challenge this week...just remember, stamps over a year old and tell us the approximate age!  We love giving our older stamps some love.  Check out what the other DT members created as well at the Retro Rubber blog!

I have dreaded telling my readers of this sad news, but in a community where we lift each other up, I think it's okay to share that my son-in-law Wayne lost his sweet stepdaughter (from a previous marriage) last week; she was only 24 and our hearts are broken.  In fact, the sentiment on this card would be appropriate for her, as she always brought bright sunshine and laughter to everyone around her.  Obviously, Wayne, Dana and Cassidy are grieving and holding each other up as they mourn her and yet, still have moments of laughter amid the tears.  We will miss you, sweet Ganae.

Hold your loved ones close and be blessed today.

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Friendship Grows (ret, 2001)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Watercolor, Seaside Spray (ret), Seaside Spray Gingham DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon, Lots of Reinkers!
Accessories Crinkled White Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched With Whimsy Dies, Double Pierced Rectangle Die (Avery Elle), Aquapainter

Sunday, May 22, 2022

PP592 Merry Sketch

Hello stampers, happy Sunday!  It's Paper Players time and I am the hostess this week with a sketch for you:

It was SO hot yesterday here in PA, I decided to make a Christmas card to cool off!  Here we go:

I got these ornament stamps and dies at the end of the Christmas season so I hadn't really had a chance to play with them!  I stamped them on Shimmery White cardstock in Stazon ink, then watercolored them in shades of Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.  I chose some matching DSPs from last year's catalog, Tidings of Christmas:

I mixed my metallics...I hope that's not a big faux pas...using silver cord and gold pearls, then added a stacked diecut "merry" at the bottom, popped up on little slivers of dimensionals!  I also added a diecut scalloped border:

There are so many ways this sketch can be interpreted!  I hope you'll find some inspiration and play along, it would mean a lot to me!  You can see what all the design team created over at the Paper Players blog...check it out, then be sure to share yours too!  Thanks for visiting today...enjoy it and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps North Pole Trading Co (Photoplay)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Tidings of Christmas DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Crumb Cake
Accessories Metallic Pearls (ret), Silver Cord (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Dies (ret), North Pole Trading Co Dies (Photoplay), Nov 2018 Die of the Month (Spellbinder), Aquapainter

Friday, May 20, 2022

AYSI 275 Welcome Little One

Happy Friday, everyone!  Time for a new As You See It challenge, and we have a fun "recipe" for must use all the "ingredients" in the recipe to create your project!  So here we go:

I need a baby shower card for my niece, so the recipe worked perfectly!  It's a really simple card:

My diecut is the large banner from Stylish Shapes; the embossing folder is the retired Perfect Polka Dots on the banner; the "B" is blue, bird and baby rattle; the subtle color is Balmy Blue; and the something shiny are the glittery clouds on this fun printed paper!  My sentiment and the bird are from the very old Nursery Necessities and the rattle is from the also-retired Holiday Blitz:

And here's a picture of the big sparkly hard to capture that sparkle!

I hope you'll visit the As You See It blog and play along with our fun recipe and create a no-calorie treat for someone today!  Thanks for stopping in....enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nursery Necessities (ret), Holiday Blitz (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Baby Boy DSP (Jolee's Boutique)
 Ink Balmy Blue
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stylish Shapes Dies, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (ret)

Thursday, May 19, 2022

TTTC162 Pretty in Pink

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Time for Team X and a new Tic Tac Toe challenge!  Here's our grid, from which I chose the center column of Floral and Embellishments: 

I wanted to try something different with the pretty Happiness Abounds set, so I took a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and stamped the floral images in Craft White ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  Before I did that, I used the interesting diecut that comes with the Blossoming Happiness set and diecut the center portion of the cardstock:

I watercolored the florals with some White craft ink and water, then once they had dried, went over it with some Wink of Stella!  I wish you could see how sparkly it is!  

I also heat-embossed a sentiment from the same set, then added some pearls and mounted it on a Basic White card.  I think this could be used for any number of occasions, so I left the inside blank!

I hope you'll find something that tickles your fancy on our grid this week and I hope you'll share it with us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge.  While you're there, check out the other amazing samples that the DT has created!  Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happiness Abounds
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Blushing Bride
 Ink Craft White
Accessories Pearls, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Heat Tool, Wink of Stella, Aquapainter

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Celebrate Seashells

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I have a sweet little CAS card for you using the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches....I hope it's CAS enough for everyone!  Here are the prompts:

Here we go:

I wanted to use Friends are Like Seashells, as I hadn't gotten it inky for a while, so I stamped a couple of the shells in Bermuda Bay, stamped some seaweed in Coastal Cabana and mounted them on a Coastal Cabana DSP banner.  I hope Silver Glimmer paper is metallic enough, because that's what I used for the side scallops, and I added a few silver sequins as well:

The sentiment on the Tailor Made tag is from the retired Many Mates, and the inside sentiment is from the Seashell set:

I just love these beachy colors together!  Thanks for visiting today!

My niece shared these pictures of Jamison, Sawyer and their daddy fishing recently; don't you wish they could be innocent like this forever?  They love doing stuff with their daddy!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8 

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Friends are Like Seashells, Many Mates (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Coastal Cabana DSP, Silver Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Accessories Silver Twine (ret), Fancy Frost Sequins (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Seaside Seashells Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies (ret)

Monday, May 16, 2022

AHSC473 Happy B-Day

Happy Monday, peeps!  I am uber late today....just couldn't get my act together, LOL!  I have a quick little card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as well as the Festive Friday challenge and the Global Design Project!

I chose to make a square card, 4 1/4" and I used a plethora of bee stamps I've collected over the years:

I stamped the honeycomb image in Bumblebee ink and the bees in Memento, then added some black sequins from my stash:

An old Cornish Heritage Farm sentiment and heart was stamped on the outside:

And some Darcie's Designs images were stamped on the inside in Smoky Slate:

My layers were Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and some SAB DSP from a year ago!  Thanks for popping in today....enjoy your day and be blessed!

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sweet Bee (Cornish Heritage Farms, ret), Distressed Background Blocks (My Favorite Things, ret), Day is Sweet and BEEutiful (both Darcie's Heart & Home)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Flower & Field DSP (ret)
 Ink Bumblebee (ret), Memento Black, Smoky Slate
Accessories Sequins from my stash
Tools     Stamparatus

Sunday, May 15, 2022

PP591 Christmas Home

Hi peeps! Hope you're having a good weekend!  Laurie is our hostess today at the Paper Players and it's CLEAN and SIMPLE week!  Remember to keep your projects clean and simple with relatively few elements and layers!  Here's her prompt:

I remembered I had some Papertrey dies from waaaaaay back when, and there was a cute little house in the set, so I pulled that out and here we go:

My color palette is from the Jingle Belles for this week:

Yum....don't they look delish?!  I found some pink snowflake paper in my stash and diecut a circle from it, then added a Smoky Slate scalloped mat and stamped a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit:

I also stamped a little pink sprig and fussy-cut it out, embellishing it with a rhinestone. To get the sparkly pink heart, I daubered a big of Flirty Flamingo onto a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.   Here's the inside as well:

There are lots of fun samples in the Paper Players gallery, created by our talented designers!  Be sure to check them out, then share your clean and simple house project with us too!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Dana and I had lots of fun picking out plants yesterday!  Her yard has lots of shade and mine has lots of sun, so we have to get different varieties!  She is willing to try new and unusual plants....I just stick to the same geraniums and impatiens that I like, LOL!  Here's a bit of her planting/potting ventures:

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas to Remember, Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched With Whimsy Dies,  Stylish Shapes Dies, Heart & Home Die (Papertrey), Scallop Circle Dies (Nestabilities)

Saturday, May 14, 2022

TGIFC368 Quiet Meadow Sympathy

Happy Saturday, peeps!  Another gray day for us...Dana and I are going to try to do some plant shopping between the raindrops!  I made a quick card using the TGIF sketch challenge:

I don't need a sympathy card right now but it's always good to have one on hand, so I pulled out Quiet Meadow and some Heart & Home DSP:

I simply stamped the floral image on a piece of the woodgrain DSP and diecut it with a Tailor Made Tag, then added a gingham ribbon.  I added a pretty neutral print from the retired Tidings of Christmas then added a couple of Stylish Shapes in Basic Black to create the vertical pieces:

I stamped the sentiment on the DSP, then mounted everything on a card embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder:

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Quiet Meadow
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Black, Heart & Home DSP, Tidings of Christmas DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black
Accessories Dimensionals, Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Metallic Pearls (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Tailor Made Tags, Timeworn Type EF, Nature's Thoughts Dies (ret)

Friday, May 13, 2022

FMS535 Classic Birthday

Happy Friday, peeps!  I have a fun little masculine card using the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for you today!  Here's the sketch:

I keep forgetting that products from the mini catalog are still available, and I have a wee little bit of Hey Sports Fan DSP left, so I thought I'd combine in with He's All That for a "classic" birthday card:

I used pieces of the DSP to create my horizontal elements; the navy layer used the Ornate Layers die (retired), and the striped layer used the rectangular die from the All That dies.  I then stamped the car image on Very Vanilla cardstock with Poppy Parade ink and the sentiment in Night of Navy.  Each element was diecut with the coordinating All That die.  A little resin star finished it off, and I mounted it all on a panel of Very Vanilla that was embossed with a star embosing folder.

I stamped a sentiment from Your Biggest Fan on a stitched rectangle diecut in Night of Navy to put on the inside of my Poppy Parade card:

I like the clean simplicity of this!  Thanks for popping in today!

Mother's Day, 2022

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Your Biggest Fan, He's All That
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Hey Sports Fan DSP
 Ink Poppy Parade, Night of Navy
Accessories Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Resin Stars
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, All That Dies, Ornate Layers Dies (ret), Star EF (ret)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

AHSC472 Sympathy

Hi there peeps!  Happy Thursday! I needed a sympathy card for a family from church, they're always a challenge to make.  Here's the Atlantic Hearts Sketch that I used to get started:

And here we go, using the new Happiness Abounds and some Heart and Home DSP, along with an embossed Very Vanilla mat and a Pale Papaya card base:

I used a panel of Heart and Home along with some retired plaid DSP in Soft Suede for the square panels.  I heat-embossed the flower in Stazon and Soft Suede inks, then colored it with some Pale Papaya ink and an aquapainter.  The prayer diecut and sentiment are from Papertrey:

I added some Linen Braid trim and a couple of Pale Papaya gems, then stamped this retired sentiment from Here's A Card on the inside:

Thanks for popping in today!

Dana sent me these pictures of Eden in their bedroom, looking out the window...she said Eden was listening to the birds, LOL!  Another birder like me!  

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Here's A Card (ret), Inspired: Prayer (Papertrey)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Pale Papaya, Soft Suede, Heart & Home DSP, Soft Suede DSP (ret)
 Ink Versamark, Soft Suede, Pale Papaya
Accessories Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Linen Braid (ret), Genial Gems (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Blossomf of Happiness Dies, Scalloped Contours Dies, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Inspired:Prayer Dies (Papertrey)