Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 83 A True Friend

Hi peeps!  Tuesday and a new Stamp Ink Paper challenge---a great sketch!  I love a great sketch!

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I am smitten with the Sealed with Love set, and I think it is suitable for cards other than Valentine's! 
I needed a thank you card, so I paired it with Endless Thanks for a sweet little confection:

I used Festive Birthday for my DSP choices, and you can see how I incorporated a couple of the thank you sentiments on my little notecard:

I tied up my little envelope with some white twine and added a few embellishments and sequins!  And finally, my inside sentiment is from Friendly Wishes:

I love these happy colors!  Be sure to check out what the other SIP designers did and share your creations with us too!

And speaking of happy, Cassidy got some happy mail a few days ago....a couple sets of wee little wooden stamps and a Hello Kitty stamp as well from a sweet blog reader:

I am sure these will be put to good use sometime soon!  Have a blessed day!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hostess Appreciation Party Goodies

Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a good weekend.....we had another down (John) with a stomach bug and I still sound like a croaking toad, but I feel better, well enough to have my Hostess Appreciation event!  We were missing a couple due to illness, but we still had fun with six stampers in attendance!  I thought I would share the projects we made after our lunch; sorry I have no photos of my girls or the food.....camera forgotten!!!  Anyway, I HAD to make something with Hey, Chick....I encouraged them to do some watercoloring on this card:

A little detail of this cutie:

Then we made a candy favor (at first glance, it looks like a ketchup bottle!) using Jars of Love, Sealed with Love and Sending Love DSP along with SU's 2x8" cello bags:

I notice my topper got bent on the way home!  Oh well!  This was a fun project, especially filled with "kisses"!!  Last, we made a Valentine's card--I probably got this from Pinterest, but I didn't save it, so I don't know to whom to give the credit, sorry!  We did ours in Pool Party and Calypso Coral so we could use A Little Foxy DSP for the envelopes!

One of the things we always do is a hand-stamped gift exchange.  We played a game and passed around the gifts, and this is the one I got....my gift-giver was Audrey, the granddaughter of my friend Billie (and daughter of Billie's daughter, Jill....who are all wonderful stampers), and Audrey is only ten!  I love the topper she created....

Check out this cool 3D sticker she used:

And I am pretty sure I know someone who will LOVE those lollipops!  The gift I created seems rather tame after Audrey's!  It's a little note pad covered with Fruit Stand DSP with a matching pen:

It used the new set Day at the Beach along with Labeler Alphabet!  If you would like info about any of the projects, email me!!!  No pix of Cassidy today, she was away for the weekend, so check back tomorrow!!   Have a blessed day!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Paper Players 328

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess today with a sweet clean and simple challenge:

I am pretty sure this is my third attempt at a card for this challenge; I had so many ideas, I just couldn't decide on which one to choose!  In the end, this one won out;

I was inspired by Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!) challenge to use watercolor pencils on kraft paper.  I got this Stamplorations set (Faith Expressions) before Christmas and hadn't inked it up yet, so I got some white embossing powder and SU's White Craft ink and went to work:

I used SU's new watercolor pencils and although they are nice, other than the fact that they have SU color names, they aren't much different than the pencils they had many years ago.  Here, I used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie.  I blended them with an aquapainter.  I added a little bit of speckle on the card base, a mat of Early Espresso, some stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon and a faith sentiment.  This Bible verse, one of my favorites, is also part of the set and stamped on the inside:

So, I hope you can play with us this week and show us your clean and simple floral creations!  The DT has some spectacular samples!  Be sure to check them out too!

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance 
·        Sandy
·        Crystal
·        Valentyna
·        Deanne

Cassidy has been practicing her reading and is getting better every day!  We barely got home from running errands, and she was at the table checking out her new book!

Enjoy your day!
Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Faith Expressions (Stamplorations)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
 Ink Craft White, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Accessories Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon (ret)
Tools     White Empbossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aquapainter, Watercolor Pencils (SU)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fusion Smile

Happy Friday, peeps!  Today's card was a quick and easy one to make...I just needed a card real fast, nothing super-duper fancy, just a cheerful card for someone who is going through a rough patch.  I thought the sketch and colors of the Fusion challenge were perfect:

I've probably only used Fruit Stand three or four times since it came out in the catalog, and two of them have been this week!  I used the sunny lemon design as a background for my card, adding some polka dot banners and the "smile" from So You (ret).  I stamped it in Lucky Limeade, fussy-cut it out and mounted it on another little banner:

I hope the recipient isn't put off by the sequin!!!  I just had to sneak something sparkly in!  The inside has a get-well greeting as well!  

Sometimes we just like to get out our paints and paint.....this time we used some more styrofoam plates, and Cassidy painted an apple!

She did pretty well....I didn't help her a bit!  Thanks for popping by!

Project Details
Stamps So  You (Ret SU)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Fruit Stand DSP, Patterned DSP in Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade
 Ink Lucky Limeade
Accessories Sequin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

FMS271 A Friend Like You

Hi everyone!  Sorry to have missed a day or so of posting and commenting....a nasty cold has descended upon our household...so far, John is the only one who has escaped it!  I am on the mend, and Cassidy is back to school, but Dana is down and out!  I did manage to squeak in some stamping time yesterday, using the FMS sketch for this week:

There is a really nice set of sentiments tucked away on the last page of the Occasions catalog...it's easy to miss!  It's called Suite Sentiments and it has a little bit of everything in it!  I paired it with the SAB DSP called Carried Away:

I added a Night of Navy layer as well as a diecut embellishment from the Flourish thinlets; I like the dark contrast!  And here's another one using the same sentiment set, although this one really didn't turn out as well as I would have liked:

This one uses Fruit Stand DSP, accents of Blushing Bride glimmer paper and Mint Macaron cardstock and the beautiful SAB set called Avant Garden...a really pretty floral!  Again, a wonderful sentiment for Easter:

Monday was a school holiday as well as our anniversary and Wayne's birthday, so we decided to make a cake for him.....since he is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, Cassidy insisted that we make green icing for the decoration!  Here she is, with the decorator bag; she wanted to make a heart and fill it in, so we did some "practicing" first on a styrofoam plate:

Grammy did the border and the words, and Cassidy (with help) did the heart and the stars to fill it in!  All in all, I think we did okay!

Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!
Project Details
Stamps Suite Sentiments, Avant Garden (SAB)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Night of Navy, Fruit Stand DSP, Carried Away DSP
 Ink Basic Black, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Tools     Big Shot, Flourish Thinlet

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SIP 82 with AYSI 141 Birthday

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge....and a cool one it is:

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SU's Serene Scenery has lots of awesome natural-looking papers, and I think that this pretty-hued barn siding is my favorite:

It looks really real too!  I added some other natural elements:  burlap, canvas, and well, not a real feather, but a stamped one!  The letters are from Papertrey, the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs, and the feather is from Stamplorations.  You can see also that I sponged a tiny bit of Crumb Cake ink on the canvas panel:


And I used the sketch from As You See It (which had been on a break, but is BACK!), using a different orientation:

And since this card is for Dana's boyfriend Wayne (I like to call them Wayna!!!!) I thought I would share a picture of them together.....he is a real sweetheart, we all love him!

 I sure hope you will share your "natural" creation with us at Stamp Ink Paper....we can't wait to see what you make, and be sure to check out the DT's creations as well!

Project Details
Stamps Vignette: Trendy Feathers (Stamplorations), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Serene Scenery DSP, Canvas Sheets (ret SU)
 Ink Pool Party, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories Wide Burlap
Tools     Big Shot, Lower Case Alphabet Dies (Papertrey), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Monday, January 16, 2017

Birthday Card in a Box

I attempted my first "card in a box"....something I've wanted to do for a long time, but never did!!  So when I saw this post, I decided to give it a whirl....got a wee bit carried away, but it was fun!  So here we go:

My box was constructed with Flirty Flamingo cardstock and Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP along with Flower Shop stamps and punch, and Flourish Thinlets.  I used the birthday sentiment from Designer Tee for the sentiment tag and a sentiment from Cottage Greetings for the flap!

Of course, with all the flourishes, I had to find a really big envelope to fit it, but I had one in my stash!  I can't wait to make another one!  And I did some fiddling with the stitched shape framelits to create rectangles!  Hopefully I can show you how to do that soon!

Cassidy went ice skating for the first time yesterday and she did really well!  Although when she came home, she did tell me she was sore all over...she did fall a couple of times!

Mommy and Wayne helped out!

Thanks for visiting today!

Project Details
Stamps Flower Shop, Designer Tee (2017 SAB), Cottage Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Pool Party
Tools     Window Sheets, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pansy Punch, Tearin' Strip Adhesive