Tuesday, April 30, 2024

SSC334 Hello Friend

Happy Tuesday, peeps! Sunday Stamps has a lovely sketch for this week:

I had been shuffling this piece of A Little Latte DSP around on my desk for a few days, so I decided to finally put it to use:

I added a couple of little Poppy Parade Latte Love coffee cups (with black coffee, LOL!) and did some splatter stamping on the Pecan Pie mat.  As my circular element, I stamped one of the cup images, colored it with Blends and diecut it as well.  A few matte dots were added for accent, and the plaid banners are from some retired Christ mas paper!  The sentiment is from Unbounded Love---such a great set with fun sentiments!

Thanks for visiting today---it's hot, crazy hot here! Hope where you are, it's cooler!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Latte Love, Unbounded Love
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Pecan Pie, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, A Little Latte DSP, Christmas Plaid DSP (ret)
 Ink Pecan Pie, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Matte Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Latte Love Dies

Sunday, April 28, 2024

PP687 Birthday Fishes

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Joanne has a fun sketch for us all at the Paper Players! I hope you'll play along! Check it out:

So many possibilities!  I am always in need of masculine cards, so I thought I'd used the Gone Fishing bundle along with the Let's Go Fishing DSP! Here we go:

I used some of the watery-looking papers for the squares, then diecut and stamped the fish, lure and float in some fun colors! They all went on a Unbounded Love die:

I added a wee bit of Boho Blue twine, tied in a square knot, and a little birthday sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Bojo Blue mat was partially diecut with another die from the set to follow along with the watery theme!  A sentiment from Unbounded Love went on the inside; wouldn't it be fun if it said "May All your FISHES Come True"?  

Be sure to hurry over to the Paper Players and see what the other designers created! I hope that will give you some inspiration to play with Joanne's sketch as well!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Cassidy went to a basketball camp at St Mary's College on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  I'll find out today how she made out!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Gone Fishing, Unbounded Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Boho Blue, Let's Go Fishing DSP, Silver Foil, Night of Navy
 Ink Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories Dimensionals, Boho Blue Twine, Metallic Adhesive Brad (ret)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Let's Go Fishing Dies, Unbounded Love Dies, Bitty Banners Dies (ret)

Saturday, April 27, 2024

You Are My Sunshine

Happy Saturday, peeps! I have a quick card to post before my stampers get here this morning!  It fulfills three challenges: TGIF is looking for a pocket full of posies; As You See It wants to know what  color I use the least is; and CAS on Sunday wants sunshine!

So here we go:

I knew right away I would choose yellow as my least-used color! It's not that I dislike it, I just don't gravitate towards it very often.  And that fit in perfectly with a sunshine theme!  And I admit that when I looked at the TGIF challenge, I missed the "posies" part of it, but perhaps my little image on my tag could be a sunflower?!  The sentiment is from the retired Ridiculously Awesome set, stamped in Daffodil Delight on Lemon Lolly cardstock:

I created a pocket with one of the Timeless Tag dies, stamped a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin on the front and added some yellow embellishments:

I then added a tag to tuck into the pocket, using the same Paper Pumpkin set to stamp the sunshine-shaped flower and added a gingham center.  The sentiment is from a Paper Studio set.

I also embossed the front with the Stitched With Whimsy die for fun.  My friend just went through some surgery, so this is going to her to cheer her up!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Ridiculously Awesome (ret), Paper Pumpkin (ret), Everyday Expressions (Paper Studio)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Lemon Lolly, Yellow Gingham (ret)
 Ink Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly
Accessories Lemon Lolly Twine, Matte Dots (ret), Dimensional Sheets
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stitched With Whimsy Die, Tailored Tags Dies

Friday, April 26, 2024

Vintage Santa

Happy Friday, everyone! I have a vintage-themed Christmas card for you today--I've been neglecting my holiday cards, so I need to get cracking!  It fits these challenges:  Jingle Belles--the Man with the Bag (Santa!); Retro Rubber's Tic Tac Toe grid (I used the center column); and the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

So here we go:

These Crafty Secrets vintage Santa stamps are probably from around 2012 or so.  I don't really know the date, but I know I've had them for a long time and was very sad when they went out of business!  I stamped Santa on Very Vanilla with Cherry Cobbler ink and added some swirls in Crumb Cake:

Sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake, along with some wee little "stitched" lines from Close to My Heart (approx 2000)

and here's the inside sentiment:

My Crumb Cake mat was also embossed with the Subtle embossing folder and sponged with Pecan Pie ink to give it a vintage feel.  Some maroon sequins from my stash finished it off!

Thanks for visiting today---I know need to go do my chores! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Santa (Crafty Secrets), Stitched Borders Essential (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie
Accessories Sequins from my stash
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Subtle Embossing Folder (ret), Sponge Dauber

Thursday, April 25, 2024

FMS633 Latte Just For You

Happy Thursday, all! The week is winding down! My sweet friend Linda is the hostess at Freshly Made Sketches, so I just had to play along!  Here's her fun sketch:

I pulled out some A Little Latte DSPs and went to work!

These papers are so fun!  The cups of latte are actually part of the papers; I just used the matching dies to cut them out!  The colors are yummy too!  I do admit, I am not a latte gal, but I do love my black coffee, especially in the morning!

I stamped and diecut a sentiment from Adoring Hearts and added some Neutral Sequins to finish it off:

I just love this sketch!  Thanks so much for popping in today! 

Not only is it baseball season, it's also fishing season!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Adoring Hearts
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Pecan Pie, A Little Latte DSP
 Ink Calypso Coral
Accessories Neutral Sequins, Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Latte Love Dies, Adoring Hearts Dies

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

GDP442 Petunia Pop Birthday

 Happy Wednesday, peeps!  My card today features the sketch from Global Design Project:

I am playing with a new In Color today, it's called Petunia Pop!  It coordinates nicely with Berry Burst, so I used both for the center panel of my card; DSP in Petunia Pop and a mat of Berry Burst:

I stamped the flower from Hooray for Surprises in both colors, cutting out the center and popping it up.  I stamped a sentiment from Country Birdhouses then added some Diagonal White ribbon.

Originally I stamped the sentiment on the DSP, but I didn't like how it kind of bled into the paper.  It did almost the same thing on the cardstock, so I removed some of the excess ink from the ink pad with a paper towel.  Hopefully that will solve the problem the next time I use it!

Thanks so much for popping in today!

It's baseball season!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hooray for Surprises, Country Birdhouse
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Berry Burst, Petunia Pop DSP
 Ink Petunia Pop, Berry Burst
Accessories White Diagonal Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Hooray for Surprises Dies

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

IC166 Pretty Little Country Flowers

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I have been playing around with the Country Flowers bundle that will be available soon! These images are so fun!  For this card, I used the little kettle and the rose image in some soft hues:

I stamped both images in Smoky Slate and used Blends to color them in.  I mounted them on a diecut panel that I masked and colored with a Blending Brush and some more Smoky Slate ink:

The background is the Country Lace DSP....I am loving these patterns, so pretty!  I finished it off with a sentiment from Unbounded Love.  I left the inside blank as I thought this sentiment could be used for any number of occasions! And since this is a new bundle, I am entering it at Inspire.Create where they are looking for something new!


My friend Robyn snapped this photo of Cassidy and Robyn's grandson, Avery, at church on Sunday.  They are part of the AV team, along with Wayne and our friend Bruce.  We have a balcony in our church, which is where all the equipment is, so they get to look down on everyone at the beginning and end of each service!  As you can tell, neither Avery or Cassidy were too happy about having their picture taken, LOL!  Teenagers!

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

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Country Flowers, Unbounded Love
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Country Lace DSP
 Ink Smoky Slate, Memento Black, Fresh Freesia
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Perennial Postage Dies, Country Flowers Dies, Blends in Daffodil Delight & Granny Apple Green, Blender Pen

Monday, April 22, 2024

AHSC574 Latte Thanks

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! This fun (and funny) card is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge this week! Here's th sketch:


I finally broke out the Latte Love stamp set to use, since the sketch had a nice circular element, and I chose some DSP that featured some unusual colors together.  Here we go:

I don't use yellow very often, so I thought I'd challenge myself!  I mounted the DSP on a Lemon Lolly card, then added the stamped elements.  The banner features some "coffee" drips and rings and I used some Wavy Trim for the fringed embellishments (to me, that's the funny part!):

The sentiment is from the same set, and I added a sentiment from Hooray for Surprises on the inside:

It's a little different than my usual style, but it's fun to step out of one's comfort zone!  I hope you'll play with our sketch this week, we can't wait to see what you create!

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

Now, people of Israel, listen to what the Lord your God demands of you:  Worship the Lord and do all that he commands. Love him, serve him with all your heart, and obey all his laws.  I am giving them to you today for your benefit. Deuteronomy 10:12-13

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hooray for Surprises, Latte Love
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Lemon Lolly, Calypso Coral, A Little Latte  DSP, Neutrals DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Accessories Wavy Trim, Facted Gems (ret)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Latte Love Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Light Calypso Coral Blend

Sunday, April 21, 2024

PP686 CAS From Jaydee

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess this week with a sweet clean-and-simple challenge:

There is a cute heart-shaped tulip image in the Hooray for Surprises set, so I chose to use that for my simple image.  Here we go:

I used the sketch from In(k)spire Me as well as the colors from Just Us Girls:

I heat embossed the image in white on Pale Papaya, then added a little Peach Pie ink to each of the flowers, then diecut it out along with another plain heart to layer behind it.  (I forgot to order the new In Color cardstocks!!)  I added a sentiment from Unbounded Love and tucked it behind the hearts, embellishing them both with some Iridescent gems:

The vertical panel was embossing with a polka dot embossing folder, then layered with Soft Sky and Pale Papaya mats.  Because this is a clean-and-simple challenge, I left the background of the card base plain!

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week! Remember to keep it clean and simple! This card is probably a little more detailed than I usually do for CAS, but it does have a lot of white space, so I think it still qualifies! Check out what the DT created over at the Paper Players blog, and we hope to see you there too!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hooray for Surprises, Unbounded Love
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Pale Papaya (ret), Soft Sky (ret)
 Ink Peach Pie, Craft White
Accessories Dimensionals, Iridescent Gems, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Hooray for Surprises Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (ret), Heat Tool, Blender Pen

Saturday, April 20, 2024

JAI698 Give Thanks

Happy Saturday, everyone! The sun is FINALLY shining here in PA, after some gray and cloudy weather! I have a quick happy little card today for you, it uses the Just Add Ink challenge:

I chose leaves and flowers to make a thank you card for someone who did something really nice for me lately!  Here we go:

I stamped the Bible verse and leaves from Courage and Faith in Soft Sea Foam ink, then filled in with a Soft Sea Foam marker.  The flowers and background of Bubble Bath go nicely with the green, I think:

The flowers were diecut with the Country Flowers dies, and I added some Herringbone ribbon to finish it off.  This will go out in the mail real soon! And here's what I received from one of my sweet stamping friends yesterday:

We did a little day trip and did some antique/junk shopping and she found out that I collect hobnail milk glass!  I have a few small pieces, but I don't go overboard in spending on them, and I do use them often.  When we got home, she took this from her china cabinet and gave it to me! I love it! I do not have anything footed like this one, so it will take a special place among all my other goodies, and I will be sure to give it some love!  I have the best friends!

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

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God.  Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God.  1 John 4:7

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Courage and Faith
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Soft Sea Foam, Bubble Bath, Bubble Bath DSP
 Ink Soft Sea Foam, Bubble Bath
Accessories Dimensionals, Herringbone Ribbon 
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Country Flowers Dies, Soft Sea Foam Marker, Blender Pen