Tuesday, February 28, 2023

AYSI293 Vintage Sympathy

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  The last day of February (---and the last day of Sale-a-bration!)  A friend from many, many years ago lost his wife suddenly last week, and although I haven't seen him for over forty years, I still wanted to send him a sympathy card.  The challenge from my old friends at As You See It seemed nice for that type of card:

So here we go:

I didn't want to make this card too frilly, since it is being sent to a male friend, but I wanted to give it a bit of feminitiy since it was honoring his wife.  I started by stamping an old background stamp called French Script on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and embossed it with the Timeworn Type embossing folder.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink on the raised areas and distressed the edges a wee little bit.  I chose some pretty prints from an old 6x6 stack from my stash called Summer Crush and used my hexagon punch to punch them out:

I used a Stitched Strip die from Pretty Pink Posh to diecut a sentiment from Hero Arts, then arranged everything on the card front and added some Gold pearls.  On the inside I stamped two sentiments from Papertrey:

On Saturday, after Cassidy's basketball game, we went to my niece's baby shower.  The venue was a lovely room at a Christian retreat, and they used the theme of oranges; here is the mom-to-be's inviting bench, placed in front of the decorated fireplace:

Some of the decor:

and our place settings (I've already devoured the wee little jar of marmalade, and Cassidy ate the candy!):

One of the games we played was to guess what was in each of twenty baby diapers!  The sisters-in-law put twenty various items inside twnety diapers, then sealed the tops and sides, and we had to guess what was inside just by feeling the items!  It was fun, but my guesses were a total flop!  Cassidy got fourteen out of twenty, though!  She rocked it!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps French Script (ret), CL342 Sentiments (Hero Arts), Year of Psalms November (Papertrey), Inspired Prayer (Papertrey)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Summer Crush DSP (Maja Design)
 Ink Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand
Accessories Velvet Ribbon (ret), Gold Metallic Pearls (ret)
Tools     Hexagon Punch (ret)

Sunday, February 26, 2023

PP629 Happy Easter Bunny

Hi there, stamping friends!  Jaydee is our hostess at the Paper Players this week and she has a nice easy sketch for us:


As I was going through my many, many dies last week, I came across this little Tim Holtz bunny that seemed to say "Pick me, pick me!"  So I did and this is what I came up with:

I started with a Calypso Coral 4 1/4" square card and added a sweet little floral piece from Dandy Designs DSP.  I diecut all the bunny pieces and adhered them, then assembled the carrot and tucked it under his arms.  A little sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs was stamped on his tummy, then he was mounted on a Basic White circle with a Pale Papaya scalloped mat  Since the greenery of the carrot seemed a bit out of place, I added a wee banner of some retired gingham ribbon to complement it:

Originally, I had planned to mount my little bunny on this polka-dotted piece, but it was too busy, so I stuck it on the inside and added a Memory Box sentiment:

So cute, and a good start to my Easter cards!  I hope this sketch prompts you to play along with us at the Players---it has endless possibilities!  Check out what the other designers created and share yours with at the Paper Players blog!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Dot Dot Dot (ret), Tiny Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs), Whittle Sayings (Memory Box)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Rococo Rose, Dandy Designs DSP
 Ink Pumpkin Pie, Pale Papaya
Accessories Green Gingham Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Layering Squares Dies (ret), Carrot Bunny Dies (Tim Holtz)

Friday, February 24, 2023

FMS574 Inspired by Lemons

Happy Friday, peeps!  Hope you're all safe and sound....there is some wild weather going on out there!  Our temps in Pennsylvania were crazy---70 degrees in February!  I always feel like we're going to be paying for it one way or another!  Anyway, I got a wee bit of stamping time in my craft room yesterday and made a card for Laurel's Inspired By Challenge  (SO CUTE) and the FMS sketch from Jen:


So here we go:

I stamped the lemon in Smoky Slate and colored it in with some Blends, then mounted it on a piece of Soft Sky stamped with a polka dot stamp:

I added a strip of Basic Black, diecut with a die from the retired Mini Treat Bag dies.  The yellow paper panel has little hearts on it; under that I stamped "sweet" from Paper Smooches' Blessed stamp set:

To continue with the dotty theme, I also cut out some dots from my Soft Sky scrap and adhered them next to the sentiment.  I left the inside blank so I can use it for whatever occasion might arise!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Happy Thing (ret), Dot Dot Dot (ret), Blessed (Paper Smooches)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Black, Soft Sky (ret), The Bee's Knees DSP (Honey Bee)
 Ink Versafine Black
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Mini Treat Bag Dies (ret)

Thursday, February 23, 2023

LRW693 Spring Tulips

Hello peeps!  Happy Thursday! I was trying to come up with a couple of spring projects to stamp and saw that the retired Flowering Rain Boots stamp set was available on the Clearance Rack, so I thought I'd pull it out and pair it with some springy patterns from the Dandy Designs dsp!  So here we go:

I stamped my tulips in Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent and the rain boots in Calypso Coral then cut out with the matching dies.  The sentiment was also stamped in Calypso Coral and diecut with the Stitched Rectangle die:

I added some white sequins and a sweet birthday sentiment on the inside and it was done!  I am also going to submit this to the challenge at Little Red Wagon, where they're looking for  die cuts!  So happy you visited today!

Cassidy and Dana love to take pictures of sunrises and when I saw this one this morning from my backyard, I sent it to them:

She promptly send me HER sunrise....wowza!!! The sky looked like it was on fire!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Flowering Rain Boots, Country Bouquet
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Dandy Designs DSP
 Ink Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Calypso Coral
Accessories Dimensionals, Sequins from my stash
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Rain Boots Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

AHSC513 Hello Baby

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Well, this February we've celebrated a big birthday, a big wedding, and this weekend a big baby shower!  I guess I should be glad we haven't had any snow to mess up the plans!  John's nephew and wife will be having a GIRL!!!  Finally!  So I couldn't wait to make a little baby girl card for her shower; I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts:

I didn't use quite as many horizontal panels on my card, but I pulled out some pretty pastels from this year's DSP collection and here's what I came up with:

After cutting my DSP into 1" strips and mounting on a Basic White card, I stamped the baby shoes in Smoky Slate ink and added just a wee bit of shading, then fussy- cut them out.  I cut out a filigree heart from the retired Be Mine Stitched Hearts dies and popped the little shoes on top:

Teeny Tiny Wishes came to the rescue once again for a wee little sentiment, punched out with the retired Word Windoe punch:

And I stamped a sentiment from Technique Tuesday's Beauty of Spring on the inside, with another couple of diecut hearts:
She's due in late March, can't wait to see her!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Teeny Tiny Wishes (ret), Beauty of Spring (Technique Tuesday), Baby Shoes (Susan Branch)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Petal Pink, DSPs in Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Petal Pink
 Ink Blushing Bride
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Be Mine Stitched Heart Dies (ret), Word Window Punch (ret), Light Gray Copic

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

GDP382 Nature's Prints Thanks

 Hello, stamping friends! I have a fun little monochromatic card today; I love hobnail milk glass and have a few pieces, and my friend recently bought me a sweet little vase!  So I wanted to send her a thank you card, of course, and the sketch from Global Design Project was just right:

So here we go:

My friend loves green, so I chose a piece of plaid Shaded Spruce DSP for the background of my 4 1/4" square card.  I diecut three Basic White circles and embossed each one with a different embossing folder.  I stamped and diecut a piece of greenery from Nature's Prints, also stamped in Shaded Spruce and added a sentiment from Simply Fabulous:

A simple little white twine bow finished it off!  So happy you visited today!

Dana and Wayne took the dogs for a four mile walk on Sunday...awesome scenery and fun little finds as well:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nature's Prints, Simply Fabulous
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Shaded Spruce DSP (ret)
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories White Embroidery Floss
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Natural Prints Dies, Checks & Dots EF (ret), Greenery EF (ret), Wrapped in Texture EF (ret)

Monday, February 20, 2023

52 CCT23-7 Deer Merry Christmas

Happy Monday, peeps!  I hope you had a good weekend!  I have a Chistmas card to share today; I used up a lot of my stash last December, so I need to build it up again!  The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge this week is "masculine":

I wanted to use a deer on my card, so I pulled out the Christmas Silhouettes die and stamp set from Sweet and Sassy and went to work:

I mounted my deer on a twig wreath from Cottage Wreaths, along with some greenery and a Real Red bow.  In hindsight I think I should have left off the greenery, but I had already glued it on, so I let it ride!  I used the Wintery embossing folder on the white panel and matted it with Evening Evergreen.  The background paper is some retired Warmth & Cheer DSP. Finally, a few red enamel "berries" finished off the wreath:

I stamped a sentiment from the same set, adding a few holly sprigs, and diecut it with an Ornate Frames die:

And here's the inside:

Thanks for visiting today!

A few more pix of Ranger and company!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Cottage Wreaths, Christmas Silhouettes (Sweet & Sassy)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Crumb Cake, Warmth & Cheer DSP (ret)
 Ink Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Accessories Enamel Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Country Wreaths Dies, Wintery Embossing Folder, Christmas Silhouettes Dies (Sweet & Sassy), Ornate Frames Dies (ret)

Sunday, February 19, 2023

PP628 CAS Get Well

Happy Sunday, peeps! Claire is our hostess at the Paper Players this week, and she has a clean-and-simple "Get Well" challenge for us! I just made a get well card yesterday, so I was already primed to make another one!

The CAS on Sunday challenge wants flowers this week, and the Krafty Chicks challenge is also CAS, so I think my card is good for all three challenges:

I fussy-cut some flowers from the Regency Park DSP, mounted them on two diecut circles from the same DSP and added a scallop of Petal Pink and some adhesive sequins:

I have always loved this sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts (retired), so I stamped it in Petal Pink and dieccut it out too.  Everything went on a panel of Basic White, embossed with the Gingham EF.  I like how the embossing coordinates with the woven cane pattern on the DSP!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Eden's Garden, along with a little sprig for decoration:

I hope you'll play along with our CAS Get Well challenge this week at the Players!  Be sure to hop over to the blog and see what the DT created!  Their inspiration may get you started to make your own!  Thanks for visiting today!

And speaking of Eden, she just wanted some attention so badly when we were at Dana's:

The only thing is, is whatever attention you give her, it's never enough!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Dozen Thoughts (ret), Eden's Garden
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Petal Pink, Regency Park
 Ink Night of Navy, Petal Pink
Accessories Dimensionals, Seasonal Sequins
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circle Dies, Gingham Embossing Folder

Saturday, February 18, 2023

SC945 Get Well Card

Happy Saturday, peeps!  A quick post today as we are off to a wedding today!  At least the rain stopped and the sun is shining...but it's COLD!  Anyway, I wanted to make a get well card for a long-distance friend who recently had some surgery.  I saw a card using the Splitcoaststamper sketch for this week....I have not posted on SCS for YEARS....but I thought it would be fun to do!  So here's the sketch (sorry it's blurry!):

And I just realized that my sentiment is not in the right place!  Oh well!  Anyway, here we go:

I stamped poor Mr Turtle from the retired Back on Your Feet stamp set in Stazon black ink and watercolored him with various green inks, then added the "sigh" and glitter dots.  To give some coordination to the Dandy Designs DSP, I also added a mat of Fresh Freesia:

And here's the inside; can you tell what kind of surgery she had??

Thanks for popping in today!

Jameson and Sawyer got a new dog recently; Ranger is a German Shorthair pointer, and I don't think I've ever seen a dog with this coloring:

But those boys sure love him:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Back on Your Feet (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia, Dandy Designs DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam, Fresh Freesia
Accessories Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Aquapainter