Friday, March 24, 2023

Five Little Bunnies

Happy Friday, stamping friends!  Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!  I have a fun little card for you today, it fulfills three challenges: Just Add Ink's "No Stamping" challenge, CAS Cards & Sketches sketch challenge, and the In(k)spire Me Easter challenge:

I had gotten these Impression Obsession bunny dies after Easter last year so this is the first time I've been able to use them.  They're so darn cute!  I did realize I put my sticker sentiment in not quite the correct place for the sketch, but hopefully the challenge gurus will be flexible!  So here we go:

I had to orient my card in landscape mode to fit all these bunnies on!  The Sweet Sorbet gingham patterns from Country Gingham DSP was a great way to use up some scraps! I made sure each one was 5/8" in width, then simply popped up the bunnies at the bottom.  The hardest part of the card was snipping all the mini dimensionals to fit!

Since the JAI challenge is no stamping, I used some Tim Holtz stickers for my sentiment!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Country Gingham DSP
Accessories Mini Dimensionals, Chitchat Seasonal Stickers (Tim Holtz)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Bunny Buddies Dies (Impression Obsession)

Thursday, March 23, 2023

HSS410 Hand-Penned Petals

Happy Thursday, peeps!  The weekend is almost upon us....bringing rain, rain, rain!  Well, I guess it will be a good time to stay inside and stamp!  I had Hand Penned Petals on my desk from another project and thought it would be good to use with the color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments this week as well as the sketch from FMS:

So here we go:

This is such a pretty image, I am not sure why I haven't used it more!  After stamping and diecutting the image, I mounted it on a Basic White panel diecut with the new Radiating Stitches die that was sponged with some Balmy Blue ink.  A wee bit of Fresh Freesia DSP formed a mat, and I did some paper piecing of various strips of Balmy Blue DSP to create the horizontal piece.

The sentiment is from Happiness Abounds.  I have another friend getting knee surgery today and I may send this to her as an encouragement card!  Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

The heavesn declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.  There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.  Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.  Psalm 19:1-4

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Hand-Penned Petals, Friends are Like Seashells (speckles)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Fresh Freesia DSP, Balmy Blue DSP, Country Gingham DSP
 Ink Memento Black, Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue, Pearl Pizzazz
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Penned Flowers Dies, Radiating Stitched Dies, Blending Brush

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

CTD735 Guest Designer

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I am excited to be playing along with the Color Throwdown team today as a Guest Designer!  Color Throwdown was my very first design team and I always had such a great time! Here is their color palette for this week:

These colors seemed masculine to me, but I wanted to go in a different direction, so I pulled out some older Authentique papers featuring this vintage image in navy, then went to work:

I added a Chocolate Chip frame, diecut with a new SU die called Radiating Stitches, positioned so that it framed the floral image.

I stamped a butterfly from Butterfly Basics, punched it out with the matching punch, and mounted it on a piece of Cajun Craze, also diecut with a circular Radiating Stitches die:

A Charming Sentiments sentiment was heat embossed with some white ink and powder, then diecut and added to the frame.  Some twill ribbon and enamel dots finished it off.

Since I had the inside portion of the frame sitting on my desk, I used it for the inside, added a Night of Navy butterfly, a little sentiment and diecut heart:

I have a friend who is going to be having some surgery soon, so this will be in the mail to her!  

I hope you'll play along with the CTD colors this week!  Share them over at the CTD blog!  Thanks for visiting today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Charming Sentiments, Butterfly Basics (ret), Tiny Tags Messages (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip (ret), Genuine DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Craft White
Accessories Dimensionals, Cinnamon Cider Ribbon (ret), Enamel Dots (from my stash)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Radiating Stitches Dies, Charming Sentiments Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Small Butterfly Punch (ret), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Peekaboo Bunny Fun Fold Card

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I had a good time yesterday doing some "fun folds" with a few of my stampers, and one of the folds I shared was Julie Dimatteo's Double Diamond fold.  You can see her tutorial HERE, and the first card I created using it HERE.  I decided to make a cute little Easter bunny card in some Blushing Bride hues, so here we go:

The outer squares were covered with some Blushing Bride DSP, then we added a cute diecut peekaboo bunny (Poppy Stamps) and some eggs from the retired Basket Builder dies.  The Basic White paper was backed with an Adhesive sheet so that it would be easier to attach:

The inside panel was stamped with some eggs and sentiment from a Paper Pumpkin 2017 set:

This was a wee bit challenging, but I think they liked it!  And I am going to enter this over at Debbie's Creative Creases Anything Goes with a Fun Fold challenge!

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (March 2017, ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride DSP, Adhesive Sheets
 Ink  Blushing Bride
Tools     Cut & Embossing Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Squares Dies (ret), Basket Builder Dies (ret), Peekaboo Bunny Dies (Poppy Stamps)

Sunday, March 19, 2023

PP632 The Fresh Sights of Spring

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Spring just doesn't really want to make an appearance around here in southeast PA---it is playing hide-and-go-seek with us; nice one day, cold the next!  But hopefully Ann's pretty Paper Players clean-and-simple challenge this week will let us celebrate spring regardless of the temps!


I love the colors that are in the prompt too--very spring-like---so I went with them along with the sketch from FMS:

And here we go:

These cute little tulips were created with a die from Concord & 9th; I used Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green cardstocks for them, then mounted them on Basic White diecut circles.  The bottom panels are Fresh Freesia DSP and cardstock, diecut with the Stitched Rectangle dies:

The sentiment is an oldie from Technique Tuesday called Beauty of Spring; to keep the card simple but to add some interest, I diecut a frame with Stitched With Whimsy and added some sequins:

Now, what clean-and-simple creation will you share with us this week?!  Get some inspiration from the Design Team over at the Paper Players blog, then share them with us!  Can't wait to see them!

My spring bulbs are always late blooming; my neighbors' yards are already full of daffodils and mine are still just little green shoots!  This little patch of mini daffodils...Michele, are they jonquils?....popped up suddently and surprised me a day or so ago:

I love how the late afternoon sun peeks through their petals!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beauty of Spring (Technique Tuesday)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia DSP
 Ink Granny Apple Green
Accessories Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched with Whimsy Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Tulip Frame Dies (Concord & 9th)

Saturday, March 18, 2023

It's a Girl!

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have a fun little card for you today, it's in anticipation of a new wee one due to be born very soon in John's family!  I incorporated the CAS on Sunday challenge of tags (hope it's CAS enough) and the Festive Friday challenge of International Children's Book Day:

I found some sweet Graphic 45 paper I've been "hoarding"  and combined a few papers for my square card that features alphabet letters, patterned paper and children for my card:

I stamped a sweet little baby and vintage carriage from Prima in Soft Suede on one tag, added a sentiment and pearl-embellished heart:

And a trio of alphabet dies on the second tag:

The tags were both cut using the Tailor Made Tag dies; the sentiments are from Our Daily Bread Designs; and the diecuts are all from Papertrey.  I just added a simple "congratulations" on the inside!  Thanks for popping in today!  

I haven't had many pictures of Cassidy lately...she's a busy girl!  Dana & Wayne went to her school yesterday to see the seventh grade history projects.  Each group of four students created a project; Cassidy's was on the explorer Hernan Cortes, a Spanish conquistador!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bedtime Story (Prima), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla,  Precious Memories (Graphic 45)
 Ink Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Thick Baker's Twine
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Alphabet Dies (Papertrey), Heart & Home Dies (Papertrey), Sponge Dauber

Friday, March 17, 2023

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


Wishing you a bit of whimsical good wishes today, as well as a prayer from Saint Patrick:

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me,  Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.  Salvation is of the Lord.   Salvation is of the Christ.

May your salvation, Lord, be ever with us.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

AHSC516 An Easter Treat

Happy Thursday, peeps!  I have a fun Easter card for you today---it was a bit labor-intensive, but I don't mind them once in a while!  It uses the sketch from Atlantic Hearts:

And I pulled out a cute retired set called Basket Bunch to create this fun little Easter basket scene:

I stamped and diecut all the little itty bitty pieces--some bunnies, some peeps, grass, eggs and a few healthy carrots-- and assembled them on a Scalloped Contour diecut, then added a sentiment from the same set:

The background was created with stitched gingham squares that were mounted on a Mint Macaron card base; it's a wee bit larger than a standard sized card.  I added some diecuts on the inside; the Mint Macaron panel is there because I ROYALLY messed up the area under it, so I just covered it up!  I am sure I'm not the only one who's ever done this, but this was a really BIG one, LOL!

Anyway, I had an extra little chocolate bunny, so I stuck him in there too!  Thanks for popping by today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Basket Bunch (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Country Gingham DSP
 Ink Versafine Black, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Scalloped Contour Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Basket Builder Die (ret), Ornate Frames Die (ret), Easter Die (Pretty Pink Posh), Stamparatus

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

TSOT597 Regency Park Birthday

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  We're holding on to our hats here in PA....the winds have been brutal over the last couple of days!  Good days to stay inside and stamp!  My card today is for a sweet lady at our church who celebrated her birthday last week, but I am just now posting it! It uses the sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday:

So, AFTER I sent the card, I realized I didn't put the ribbon/bow at the top...but I am going to post it anyway!  I just love the colors and patterns, so here we go:

I used Regency Park and Country Gingham DSPs for all the panels; the flower is from Nature's Prints, stamped in Sweet Sorbet and sponged with Petal Pink.  I used a birthday sentiment from Best Family Ever, and created a little zigzag border for it using the Basic Border dies:

The inside sentiment is from Charming Sentiments!

I hope she liked it; she is almost blind and rarely attends church any more, but still runs her farm...with help!  She is an amazing lady!  

The hostess of my evening stamp club brought these beautiful favors to everyone on Monday night:

Anyone remember those cute little egg cartons SU had several years ago?  This one was wrapped in a gorgeous piece of Hues of Happiness DSP, then decorated with ribbon, baker's twine, a gorgeous tag and butterfly.  And not only did we get a sweet little packet of seeds, there was CANDY inside!  Thanks, Lori!  My stamping friends are the best!

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Best Family Ever, Charming Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Regency Park DSP, Country Gingham DSP
 Ink Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Basic Borders Dies, Sponge Daubers

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

RRCB202 Anything Goes Lucky Day

Happy Tuesday, peeps! I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer at Retro Rubber recently! It will be fun to create with my old teammates!  And anyone who knows me, knows I love my "retro" stamps!  This week the theme is Anything Goes!  Yippee!!

Since we're so close to St Patrick's Day, I thought I would pull out my trusty Gift Givers stamp set from 2011 and ink up this little leprechaun!  Here we go:

I stamped him in Memento ink and colored him in with Blends, then diecut him out, along with Garden Green and Gold Glimmer paper circular mats:

I adhered a piece of Garden Green DSP to a Basic White card front, folded back the bottom corner, then popped my little lucky guy on top.  To fill in the white space, I added a little shamrock I created with a heart die and added a gold dot!  For the inside, I added a sentiment from Suite Sentiments (2017):

Loads of fun! I hope you'll play along with the Retro Rubber challenge this just need to use stamps at least a year old, and tell us their age!  See you there!  

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Gift Givers (2011), Suite Sentiments (2017)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Garden Green, Gold Glimmer, Garden Green DSP
 Ink Memento Black, Garden Green
Accessories Gold Dot (from my stash), Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Layering Circles Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Blends, Garden Green Marker

Monday, March 13, 2023

CTC410 Framed For You

Happy Monday, peeps! I am awaiting my stamping clubs today but thought I would squeak in a card I made yesterday for the CASing the Catty challenge on Facebook!  

They wanted to see something with an embossing folder, and truthfully, I don't have many current EFs, but I do have the Fern one, and there was an intriguing card on page 38 of the catalog, so that's what I chose to CASE!  I went back to some papers from the current catalog that I hadn't used for a while, Awash in Beauty, and went to work:

I admit that this is not really my creative style, but it is good to push oneself occasionally!  I cut 1/2" strips of Mossy Meadow to "frame" the DSP, then added a diecut sentiment from Love For You in Rich Razzleberry, another color that is a little out of my comfort zone!

You can see around the edges, the Fern embossing, which coordinates nicely with the leaves in the DSP!

The most challenging part of this card was weaving those strips....LOTS of glue dots were sacrificed in the creation of this card, LOL!  

Thanks for popping in today---it's gray and dreary here in SE PA and I hear some areas will be getting snow soon!  We'll probably just get RAIN!  Anyway, enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Love For You
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Awash in Beauty DSP
 Ink Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Fern Embossing Folder, Love For You Dies