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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Paper Players 377 CAS Love Notes


Hi peeps!  It's Sunday and that means another Paper Players challenge; this week Joanne is our hostess with a clean and simple Love Notes challenge:


There has been some chatter on a few blogs that I frequent about using older stamps....pros and cons!  I admit to keeping LOTS of older stamps while trying to keep up with new styles, and it's tough!  But I reached into the vault and dusted off this cute silhouette stamp...I don't even know the name of the set, as I got this at a yard sale a few years back....of a sweet little girl and her puppy, posting a love note, and I thought it would be perfect for the clean and simple challenge Joanne chose:


Since I don't have my Stamparatus yet, I used my Misti to ink up the image in Basic Black, stamping a few times to get a good image, then diecut it with a stitched square die from Lil'Inker:


The sentiment is from another oldie set, PS: I Love You (one of my all-time favs) and it was stamped on a tag diecut with a die from Pretty Pink Posh, and embellished with an enamel heart, and finally some black and white gingham:


On the inside, I used sentiments from this month's Paper Pumpkin, stamped in Real Red and Smoky Slate:


I hope you play along!  There are lots of great samples created by the design team; be sure to check them out:

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


Friday was Eagles spirit day, and Cassidy resorted to wearing one of Wayne's shirts and hat to school since she doesn't have any Eagle apparel of her own!


Tonight will be the deciding factor; if they win, they go to the Super Bowl!  If not, they still had an awesome season...and I don't even really care about football, but I've at least got to support my local team!!!  Have a good day and be blessed!

Friday, January 19, 2018

CTS255 and CASCS255 Enjoy


Hi peeps!  Yay, it's Friday!  The temps are supposed to go up, I have a bunch of friends coming over to stamp on Sunday and the Eagles are playing!!!  What a great weekend!  I made a really quick CAS card for today....I mean REALLY clean and simple!  It used the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch and the CAS Colours and Sketches colors:



Such pretty colors together too!  I had Bella and Friends still on my desk from yesterday's card, and I noticed the wee little cupcake and "enjoy" sentiment, so I thought they would be cute together for this sketch:


I used some Naturally Eclectic DSP in Soft Sky; stamped the sentiment and image in Perfect Plum, and colored it with a blender pen and Wisteria Wonder ink (and a little So Saffron for the flame!):


I added a liberal sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds glitter, popped it up on a mini dimensional, and it was done!  I really had to hold myself back from adding some more "stuff" but I wanted to keep it clean and simple, so there it is!  And I am desperate for birthday cards, so this was easy to do!  Thanks for visiting today!

My little owl:


Enjoy your day and be blessed!




Thursday, January 18, 2018

You Make My Heart Happy


Happy Thursday, peeps!  I made a Valentine's card today and I got my inspiration from this totally cute card made by my friend Dawn!  You can see it here!  I used the little friends from Bella and Friends for mine:


I masked each critter and stamped the opposite one on the end of a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then drew in the grass with black and Gumball Green markers.  The friends were colored with SU Blends, and the Real Red hearts were cut from the hearts die found in the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I glued them together to form a little garland!


I added a sentiment from this month's Paper Pumpkin, a stitched border (I used a piece of Crumb Cake cut with the Stitched Shapes square die, and trimmed the edges), a little washi tape embellishment and a wee gingham bow!


Thanks for popping in today!

Another snow day yesterday, and Cassidy decided she wanted to use her new pottery wheel!!  Now this is something I've never done, so it was certainly a learning experience for both of us!




Not quite sure exactly what it was we were making....but it needs to dry and be painted, so hopefully we'll be able to show it to you soon!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bella and Friends, Jan 2018 Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories Black Gingham Ribbon, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Everyday Jars Framelits, Dimensionals, Blends in Old Olive and Crumb Cake, Real Red, Basic Black and Gumball Green Markers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

TGIF142 and IB2 Love You


Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Yesterday was our 19th anniversary!  We plan to take a little weekend trip next month so we really didn't do anything special.  I did make an anniversary card for John using two challenges, Laurel's Inspired By:  Winter Coziness, and the TGIF sketch challenge:

   

I recently purchased some Authentique (Original) papers and I thought this cool pages featuring jeans pockets and ticking, would be fun for both challenges:

I used a Simon Says Stamp "love you" die, cut from Papertrey's Rustic White cardstock, some of SU's new Corduroy ribbon (LOVE that stuff), stapled on (a la Laurel), and mounted everything on a Chocolate Chip base:


Here's closeup of those pockets....you can see that I added a star embellishment on one of them:


I added an anniversary sentiment on the inside.  Maybe not your typical anniversary card, but I think John liked it!  

I stopped by my sister's house yesterday too....she babysits her grandson Jameson one day a week and I hadn't had a chance to give him his Christmas gift yet:


He moved so fast I couldn't get my camera on him...needless to say, the John Deere flashlight/tractor was a big hit!


Thanks for popping in today---have a good day and be blessed!





Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SIP133 Flying Home Celebration


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for a sketch challenge at Stamp Ink Paper!  This one was perfect for me to try out some new goodies, too!

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I had been resisting purchasing SU's Blends, but I finally broke down and got them all!  I was intrigued by the image on the little pocket featured on the bottom right corner on page 41 of the Occasions catalog...it used one of the images of Flying Home (same page), masked and stamped twice, then colored in with Blends.  But the key was using a light colored stamp in which to stamp it so it looked very realistic.  So again, I was just "practicing" on a piece of scrap paper and I liked it so much that I used it on today's card:


I only used the top half of the stamp set, inking it up in Sahara Sand ink and coloring it with light and dark Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Blends.  I diecut it with the Stitched Shapes die, and covered the bottom portion with another die cut, then created a banner with Peekaboo Peach and three layers of the "celebrate" from the Celebrate You thinlets, available through SAB.  I put a layer of Adhesive Sheet under each one, which made it very easy to adhere them together!  Here's a close-up:


The DSP is from Delightful Daisy, and I love how the leaves mimic the leaves in the stamped image!  A couple of pearls filled in the white space at the bottom of the circle nicely!

This is really a terrific sketch, and I hope you'll play along with us this week!  The DT has some amazing samples as well!  Check them out at Stamp Ink Paper!

Cassidy began her ukelele lessons yesterday:




She looks a little apprehensive, but Dana said she did very well!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Flying Home
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Delightful Daisy DSP
 Ink Sahara Sand
Accessories Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Blends Markers, Pearls
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlets, Dimensionals

Monday, January 15, 2018

SSC170 Eagles Birthday


Happy Monday, all!  The card I have today won't win any stamping contests, but hopefully it will win the approval of my SIL!!  It's Wayne's 40th birthday tomorrow, so I used the Sunday Stamps sketch to make a card for him:


Wayne is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan...any team from Philly, he's cheering for them.  Since the Eagles played and won on Saturday and are one step closer to the Super Bowl, I thought I would make him an Eagles-themed card:


I printed out some Eagles, fussy-cut them and adhered them to some Smoky Slate Stitched squares:


I used Labeler Alphabet to spell the banner, stamping it in Basic Black and Tranquil Tide, then added Large Numbers in Basic Black and put them all on a couple of diecut circles:


Gorgeous Grunge (ret) was used to stamp the background on my Tranquil Tide card.  And since my card was a wee bit bigger than the standard size, I created an envelope with some retired DSP and my Envelope Punch Board...it comes in handy when you need a special-sized envelope!!  And again, I have no pictures of Cassidy, but I do have a picture of another Eagles fan, chilling on the couch with her Eagles blanket!


Enjoy your day, stay warm if it's cold where you are, and be blessed!  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Stamp Ink Paper challenge!




Sunday, January 14, 2018

Paper Players 367 Tis The Season


Happy Sunday, peeps!  I feel like I have been neglecting my blog friends, not visiting and commenting, so I apologize for that!  The sun finally came out yesterday and cheered me up a bit, although it was like going out in a Kansas tornado, the wind was so strong!  But January is like that!  Anyhoo, Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess this week and look at the colors that blew in from that crazy wind:


Love them together!  I chose white as my "other color", and I didn't even realize that I used the same Eastern Palace Specialty DSP for my card today as last week's card!!!  But it worked, that's all I can say!  I have gotten a slow start on my Christmas cards for this year, so I took the opportunity to make one using some Pretty Pines dies:


I cut out a sprig from each of the challenge colors and mounted them on a panel of Whisper White, adding a Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper bow and some rhinestones for a little extra shine!  The sentiment from Christmas Pines was stamped in Tranquil Tide; I cut the sentiment apart, which is simple to do since it's photopolymer, which made it easier to line up on two lines.  Here's a little better view of my "greenery":


On the inside I added a simple sentiment from Hearts Come Home (which was carried over, so you can still get it!) and some pine branches from Christmas Pines!


And since I have three sprigs of greenery, I am entering my card in the Jingle Belles challenge of "We Three Kings"....to have three of something on your card!  

I hope you'll play with us this at the Players week..the DT has come up with some incredible samples for your inspiration!!  Check them out at the Paper Players blog or right here:

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


I don't have any recent pix of Cassidy, but I thought I would share a couple things she "created" over the last few weeks!  One was a pew card she filled in one morning while in church (Mommy helped her), which I thought was really cute and heart-warming:


It may be a little hard to read, but she is thanking God for us being alive, and she checked off ALL the boxes on the request card!  On the other side, she felt she had the gift of doing the offering....which I could actually see her doing some day, LOL!  She could follow in Wayne and Grampy's footsteps, as they regularly take offering!  The other picture....totally the other side of the spectrum, was drawn on an offering envelope...is of a pig!  Who can figure what is in children's minds, right?!  I love the little tail!


Thanks for popping by today and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Pines, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
 Ink Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlets, Project Life Page Framelits (ret), Project Life Corner Rounder (ret), Dimensionals