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Friday, February 23, 2018

AYSI170 Sticker Snowman


Hello, everyone!  It's time for a new As You See It challenge....it was fun seeing what everyone's first stamp or tool was!  This week it's a new sketch and I put to use some new products that I got recently for a fun little Christmas card!  So here's the sketch:

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And here's my card:


I got a fun little bundle of Simple Stories' Winter Wonderland from Peachy Cheap...there was a 6x6 pad, washi tape, stickers and LOTS of embellishments....more than I will be able to use in a long time!  They're all so CUTE!  So I put some of them to work on my card:  



The washi tape is the vertical element; I diecut the square and circle from some of the papers; the snowman, snowflakes, and bottom sentiment are all stickers.  The "Merry Christmas" was a blank sticker and I stamped a sentiment from Our Daily Bread on it, and I stamped some random snowflakes in Soft Sky ink on the Rustic White cardbase too!

Here's the inside, using the retired Stitched With Cheer set:


This was so fun to make, especially with a sketch that has lots of elements to interpret!  I hope that you'll play along with us!  You've got two weeks to play, so plenty of time!  Check out the other designers as well, you can see them at As You See It!

We had such nice weather on Wednesday, we played some velcro ball outside! We were practicing really HIGH tosses!  The rest of the week.....cold and rainy!  Back to February reality!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Stitched with Love (ret), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Rustic White (Papertrey), Winter Wonderland DSP (Simple Stories)
 Ink Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories Enamel Dot, Washi Tape and Stickers (Winter Wonderland Embellishments)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Inspired By #8 Missing You


Hi peeps!  Thursday means another Inspired By challenge, and I WAS challenged! It took me longer to make this card than it should have, but that just happens sometimes!  In the end, I was happy!  Take a look:


I told my teamie Michele that I didn't have any cat stamps....but I forgot about this 100 Proof Press one...aren't these little felines cute?  I stamped them once in Basic Black, then again in Pumpkin Pie, and cut out the orange one and adhered him to the lineup!  I then used a blender pen to color him in along with adding some calico spots on the little kitty on the end:



My background of Basic Gray cardstock was textured with a Papertrey embossing plate; I added an Altenew sentiment, a scalloped mat and a little orange heart!  In hindsight, I wish I had rounded the corner of the card and the mat...maybe I'll make another one, LOL!   And here's Laurel's inspiration photo:

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Originally, I thought to use the fox, but in the end, thought the little kitty would be "funner"!! 

Be sure to check out what the other designers did...it's so cool to see their interpretations!  You can see them all at the Inspired By blog!  

On a recent trip to the movies and then lunch at McDonalds:


I hope this phase passes quickly!!!  Enjoy your day and be blessed! 

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Cats (100 Proof Press), Label Love (Altenew)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Rustic White (Papertrey), Chelsea Gardens DSP (Close to my Heart)
 Ink Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Embossing Plate (Papertrey), Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Corner Rounder Punch (ret), Small Heart Punch (ret), Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scrappy Hello


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Just a quick, no-challenge card today using up some scraps that I had been pushing around my desk, but didn't want to toss!  


I just arranged the pieces on a piece of Rustic White cardstock until I liked how they looked, then added a diecut "hello" and popped on a cut-out heart.  SUPER easy and my desk is cleaner, LOL!  There isn't even any stamping on it!!!


I love these colors together, as well as that "chatter" banner!

I have had a couple of requests lately for details about the products that I used on my cards; usually I try to write everything in the little box at the end of my blog, but if you need more information, I am always happy to share.  However, you MUST include your email address in your request, or simply email me....if you sign in as anonymous, or without any contact info, I cannot respond to you!  My email address is at the upper righthand corner here in my blog where it says "Contact Me"!!  Thanks!

My sweeties!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!  Be sure to pop back in tomorrow for an Inspired By challenge!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps
Card stock & Papers     Rustic White (Papertrey), I Am DSP (Simple Stories), My Story DSP (My Mind's Eye), Basic Black
 Ink
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Hip Hello Die (Memory Box), Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CASEing the Shower Invite with FF131


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I have two sweet little cards to share today; they use the sweet little sketch from Fab Friday:

I needed a bridal shower card for my soon-to-be-niece and I loved the invitation that came for it; it had beautiful roses in deep burgundy and pink shades.  (You can see the top of it under my card).  So I pulled out my Altenew Painted Flowers and a few rosy colors of ink and went to work:


Both the background DSP as well as the tag were from CTMH's Chelsea Gardens; I backed the banner in Smoky Slate just to bring it out a little.  I originally stamped three large flowers in dark, medium and light shades of pink, but ended up not using the large pink one and created a smaller pink one.  I stamped some florals directly to the DSP, the added some greenery in Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke and finally added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I happened to have a little scrap of already-dyed green shabby seam binding, so I added that to the top of the banner.  It's hard to see, but there is also silver thread looped under the flowers.


The inside is a combination of two sentiments stamped in Berry Burst and Smoky Slate; the "blessed" is from Technique Tuesday and the "wishing" is from Altenew as well.  I love that layered look!


Since I already had the Altenew pink rose and greenery cut, I went ahead and created another card with the same sketch, using a scrap of Pear Pizzazz DSP and some retired baker's twine, all attached to a Blushing Bride card.  The sentiment and greenery are from a recent Paper Pumpkin kit:

 

A couple more pictures from before the dance: 



Enjoy your day and be blessed!

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Teeny Tiny Wishes, Painted Flowers (Altenew), You Are (Altenew), So Blessed (Technique Tuesday)
Card stock & Papers     Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate, Thick White, Chelsea Gardens DSP (CTMH)
 Ink Fresh Fig, Rose Red, Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugar Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Accessories Hand-dyed Seam Binding, Silver Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Altenew Painted Flowers Dies, Dimensionals


Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Painted Flowers (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Blushing Bride, Thick White, Pear Pizzazz Prints DSP (ret)
 Ink Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke
Accessories Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Altenew Painted Flowers Dies, Dimensionals

Monday, February 19, 2018

MTS216 More Sewing


 Hi everyone!  It's a school holiday today, so this will be quick!!  I promised that I would show you my first sewing-themed card from yesterday's Paper Players challenge...this is the one that was NOT clean and simple but it was still cute, so I thought I'd share!  It uses the Match the Sketch sketch for this week:

And here we go!  This uses the same papers as yesterday's card (Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl) but a different stamp set:  Needle Little Love by Paper Smooches:


I did some paper-piecing for the focal elements, a lot of stitched dies and the needle from SU's Quilt Builder die for my elements:


This was definitely a fun card to create!!!  Thanks for popping in today---I'm not leaving a "recipe" so if you have any questions about the supplies, send me an email! 

A little snow tubing at Round Top, taking advantage of the fresh snowfall we got Saturday night:



 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

PP381 Sew Glad We're Friends


Hey, everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I am the hostess over at the Paper Players and our CAS challenge today is called Sew Much Fun!  Sewing used to be at the top of my "favorite hobby list" but now I would have to say that stamping has replaced it!  So I thought I could combine both and do a sewing-themed challenge!


I did THREE cards for my own challenge this week...my first one, I forgot the CAS part..so I'll share that one tomorrow!  This jury is still out on this one as to whether it is as clean and simple as I would prefer, but I had my heart set on using this DSP, so I went for it anyway!  (I think my teammates did a better job at the CAS part than I did!)  Anyway, I used Narelle's FMS sketch for this week:


And here we go - it's bright, you might want to wear your shades, LOL!


The older paper from Cosmo Cricket called Material Girl was my inspiration....unfortunately, I blocked one of the model's heads, but hopefully you can see the other pattern designs!  I used the sewing machine image and sentiment from SU's Puns from the Past, and added some stitched elements...the DSP and both circles...and added some retired ribbons in shades of green.  I broke my own rule of not adding a button, only because I thought it would be fun to use some green cotton perle thread I picked up at a yard sale, and it added a cute element to the sewing theme!  The larger circle was also stamped with the Linen background stamp!

 Finally, for the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Day (that sentiment has gotten a LOT of use lately) and a few vintage sewing images from an older Cornish Heritage Farms set called Sew Special:


And here's the second card I did for the challenge....same sketch, but I thought with all the diecutting and piecing of the quilt block,  it might be a little fussy for the CAS challenge:


It will definitely be put to good use for some occasion!

The design team has some really cute and fun samples for you to check out:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan

 And we hope you'll play along too!  Can't wait to see what you create!


Friday night was Cassidy's first father/daughter dance....a big evening!  She has a sweater over the prettiest part of her dress....the bodice had pink sequins on it!  She even had a little wrist corsage!  So sweet!



And Charlie even wore cuff links that said "Daddy"!!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Day, Puns from the Past, Linen Background (both ret SU), Sew Special (ret Cornish Heritage Farms)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Material Girl DSP (Cosmo Cricket)
 Ink Basic Gray, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Accessories Button, Perle Cotton, Various SU ret ribbons
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Everyday Expressions (Paper Studio)
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Very Vanilla, Summer Crush DSP (Maja Designs)
 Ink Bashful Blue (ret)
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Quilt Builder Thinlet (ret), Stitched Shapes Framelit, Dimensionals, Elegant Dots EF (ret)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Collection


Happy Saturday, peeps!  I hope you have some fun things planned today!  We have some snarky weather going on -- snow forecast for this afternoon and temps in the high 60s next week!  Crazy!  Anyway, I recently received some lovely papers from CTMH called Chelsea Gardens..they are beautiful!!  I am afraid I might hoard them!  But I did "challenge" myself to use the pages that are meant for scrapping...I cut them apart, trimmed a few down and made them into some simple cards!  So I thought I would share!

Yesterday was Dana's birthday, and this simple notecard with a blue butterfly called her name!  I have a fun set of word stamps, so I put a bunch together and stamped them in Smoky Slate on each dotted line, then added the daughter sentiment at the bottom.  


It's impossible to see here, but I added some Wink of Stella to the wings and it was quite pretty!


The next one had this gorgeous floral background but a different sentiment in the middle, so I stamped the birthday greeting from Beautiful Day in Basic Gray and added a Baja Breeze scalloped mat, then mounted it on a card of Lucky Limeade!  (Using up some of those retired colors, LOL!)


Finally, an Easter card using a CTMH stamp called Easter Animals Occasions; I originally stamped this little bunny in order to practice with the Blends, and he came out so well I decided to actually use him on a card!  I added a little striped scrap that was laying on my desk, a couple of Crumb Cake borders and mounted it on a white card base:



Reminds me of the little bunnies we see around our yard in the spring!!


Thanks for visiting today--be sure to come back tomorrow as I will be the hostess for the Paper Players!  

I "repurposed" Cassidy's gift bag for the little girl across the road on Valentine's Day...she always wants to write on her mom's post it notes as we sit in the car waiting for the bus, so I gave her a little pad of her own, and a piece of chocolate in the bag, re-tied the bow and she thought it was the cat's pajamas!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Day, Easter Animals Occasions (Close to My Heart) Everyday Expressions (Paper Studio), Celebrate Family (Fiskars)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crumb Cake,  Baja Breeze and Lucky Limeade (ret), Chelsea Gardens DSP (Close to My Heart)
 Ink Memento Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits,  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Blends, Dimensionals