Monday, June 26, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet and Burlap

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a very quick card for you today, no challenges, just something I made as a sample for my open house last week.  The Beautiful Bouquet set has so many pretty floral images, I chose to do it in some subtle pastels:

My base is the new In Color of Powder Pink, and I stamped the new Burlap background stamp in Craft White ink on it for some "texture"!  I then stamped the floral images on Very Vanilla and cut them out with a square Stitched Shapes framelit....oh, but the image is a rectangle!  I did this by cutting out just a portion of the image, not running it through the Big Shot all the way, then repositioning the die and finishing the cut.  If that doesn't make sense, I'll try to do a wee little tutorial on it in the future!

I also used some of the new Shimmer Ribbon in  Powder Pink as well:


So sweet!

A little boardwalk action!

Thanks for stopping in today!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Burlap
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Very Vanilla
 Ink Powder Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Garden Green, Craft White
Accessories Shimmer Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Sunday, June 25, 2017

FMS350 Nance's Sketch

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you are having a good weekend so far!  Nance is our awesome hostess for today's Paper Players challenge with a wonderful sketch:

This gorgeous paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP is swoon-worthy! I let it do most of the work: 

I adhered it to a thick white cardstock base and added a row of Pick a Pattern washi tape along the left edge.  The sentiment from Colorful Seasons was stamped in Calypso Coral and a little Glitter Enamel Dot was added for some interest, and finally I pleated some of the new Classic Weave ribbon in Soft Sky for my accent.  I will say that you need a strong adhesive to make this ribbon stick...I ended up using Tear 'N Tape to finally get it to behave!

It's also time to say goodbye to our latest group of Paper Players guest designers, and we are so happy to have a new crew waiting in the wings!  Thank you to Crystal and Valentyna for their beautiful designs they shared with us over the last six months!  Deanne is staying on for another term, and we want to welcome Jan Clothier and Annie Abrahamson to the team!  They'll be starting in July, so stay tuned!!  Meanwhile, check out the Paper Players blog to see ALL the cool creations this week!

Cassidy had a little lemonade stand at our garage sale....she was a good little salesperson and only complained when we had no customers!  Here she is, eating her breakfast and looking forlornly out the doors for her next victim  customer!!!  

She did very well, and earned almost $9!  Some of her patrons gave her a little extra, which helped! She enjoyed counting out her money, although she kept telling us she earned 875 cents, LOL!  She knows that four quarters equal a dollar, but I am sure it seemed like much more when it was tallied it up in cents!  She had a plan on how to spend some of it too...a little trip to the beach!

Thanks for popping in...please play along with the sketch this week, we love to see what you create!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Colorful Seasons
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Soft Sky, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
 Ink Calypso Coral
Accessories Glitter Enamel Dot, Classic Weave Soft Sky Ribbon, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tear 'N Tape

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FMS293 Get Well Soon

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I have missed you, hope you missed me, LOL!  When we began our kitchen remodel, we also cleaned out a lot of stuff and decided to have a yard sale yesterday and today!  So I have been busy setting everything up!  Even though it rained yesterday off and on, we still had a lot of customers, and I am looking forward to some more today!  I had a card made for the FMS sketch challenge from Karren a day or so ago, but never got a chance to post it, so we here go!

I pulled out some older papers from a little 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye called Oliver; I just loved the little collage of images down in the corner:

I didn't have a circle or oval die big enough to cut my shape, so I did it free-hand, then stamped some flowers on the rounded edge with a retired stamp called Vintage Vogue.  The kraft paper card base was stamped with French Script, and I also stamped a little key from Artistic Etchings.

I still thought it looked a little bare, so I added some black glimmer leaves, a bit of Soft Sky seam binding and a little chevron heart.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I never have enough get-well cards, so this is the beginning of my stash!  Thanks for popping in today!

So here's a shot of our garage sale....luckily we could have it IN the garage:

Of course, not everything was for sale....all the men who shopped were very interested in buying all the tools and equipment that weren't for sale, LOL!  Cassidy got in on the action too...she helped Grampy put up the signs at the end of the driveway:

and she was very helpful in pricing all the goodies:

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our next Paper Players challenge too!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Vogue (ret), French Script (ret), Artistic Etchings (ret), Hero Arts CL342
Card stock & Papers     Kraft (ret), Black Glimmer (ret), MME Lost & Found 3 Oliver DSP, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP (ret)
 Ink Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Marina Mist
Accessories Soft Sky seam binding (ret), linen thread
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Heart Punch (ret), dimensionals

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Better Together Christmas Layers

Hey peeps!  Happy Wednesday!  The current Jingle Belles challenge is "All Bundled Up" have several layers on your card!  This Christmas card I made recently using the Be Merry DSP and a sentiment from Better Together fit the bill perfectly:

This was as easy as pie....I just added the tree-filled DSP layer on a Garden Green card, added a horizontal piece, then stamped and diecut some stitched shapes and added a little tree fussy-cut from a left-over scrap!

It has a nice sentiment for the inside as well, but I forgot to photograph it!  You'll have to imagine how nice it is....."One of the best parts of the season is keeping in touch with you!"  Love it!  

Our living room is in total disarray, but Cassidy still found time to read to her dolls!  

Many of you have asked how the remodel is coming along...the outside is completed, we are just waiting for the shutters to arrive, hopefully today!  The weather wasn't very sunny the day these pix were taken, but you can see the new gray siding, the addition and the bump-out at the top:

and a small deck coming out from the sliding glass door (the steps are finished now!).  My yard is a TOTAL disaster....we had torrential rains yesterday and the topsoil went everywhere!  The grass will probably not grow back until next year. 

Meanwhile, John is drywalling upstairs and is almost done; he will start wiring the lighting and drywalling downstairs after that!  We will subcontract the taping and spackling...that's better left to an expert!  And then I can paint!  The kitchen cabinetry is ordered but it will be at least 6-8 weeks to be built. Long way to go yet, we are taking it a step at a time!  Thanks for asking! 

Enjoy your day now and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Better Together
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Garden Green, Be Merry
 Ink Garden Green
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SIP104 Blooms & Wishes

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Hope you're having a good week so far!  If you're reading this early in the morning, the color combination we have for you at Stamp Ink Paper will certainly wake you up! Check it out:

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When the new catalog came out, I realized I was really lacking in floral stamps, so I added this pretty Blooms & Wishes to my cart recently!  It worked perfectly for these colors...when I have lots of bright colors, I find that it's best for me to do something clean and simple.  I know the palette says "indigo" but I felt Bermuda Bay was a better match, so I added it to Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist for my card today:

The fonts are really pretty in this set's sentiments; I stamped this one in Silver Encore ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder:

and I added a silver glimmer brad, some silver wire behind my popped-up flower, and can you see the tiny silver center in the other flower?  That's a little piece of Brushed Silver cardstock punched with a 1/8" hole punch!

The florals in this set make it very easy to create a pretty card in a jiffy!  I hope you'll play along with us...I cannot wait to see what you create with these colors!

Another part of our busy weekend past was the commissioning of John's nephew Philip, who graduated from Drexel University as well as their ROTC program. Despite a few drops of rain, the outside ceremony in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, went like a charm.  Each cadet or midshipman had his parents "pin" him and then a friend or family member of the Armed Forces gave him his first salute.  He asked his Uncle John to do the was quite a moving ceremony:

Of course, after the serious ceremony, there are always moments of levity...especially in the Pugliese/Moyer family!

 We are very proud of Phil; in the fall he's off to Quantico for more officer training!  Hoo-rah!

Thanks for popping in today---be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Blooms & Wishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Brushed Silver (ret)
 Ink Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Encore
Accessories Silver Wire, Silver Glimmer Brad (ret)
Tools     Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, 1/8" Hole Punch

Monday, June 19, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet Crate of FLowers

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a good weekend!  We had a CRAZY busy much going on, I decided to take a rest this week and only have a yard sale this weekend, LOL!  Hopefully after next weekend, things will calm down a bit!  

Friday night I had a new catalog party and although this is not the project we made (I'll share that later in the week), I was quite busy during the week making samples, and this was one of my favorites!  It uses the Wood Crate die with some Wood Textures DSP and an assortment of flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits:

Stamping and diecutting everything was a little time-consuming, but there is such a plethora of images that I just couldn't stop!  It was just like flower-arranging, figuring out where to put them in the little crate!

I added a sentiment from the same set and mounted the whole shebang on a Flirty Flamingo card base:

This will be saved for an extra-special birthday greeting!

SO....while I was having my stamping party with friends, including my new little stamper-in-training, Annalee:

Wayne was proposing to Dana...and of course, she said yes!

That was the start of our crazy weekend!  We are very excited and happy for them!

Be sure to stop back for my Stamp Ink Paper creation tomorrow!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink, Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst
Tools     Big Shot, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wood Crate Thinlets, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Paper Players 349 Feathered Friend

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I can say "peeps" today because our Paper Players challenge from Jaydee is about "Feathered Friends"!  Check it out:

It's a clean and simple challenge as well, so I took advantage of this nice sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch:!  

While I was checking out all the new DSPs from the catalog, this particular pattern in the Delightful Daisy series took my breath away!  SO pretty:

I used a section of it as my main panel, added a Powder Pink mat, and diecut a little bird from the Birds and Blooms thinlets.  Can you see him down there in the corner, perched on a petal of the daisy?:

My card uses the new thick Very Vanilla cardstock....very nice, it makes such a great base!  To create the bird, I took a scrap of watercolor paper, wet it liberally and added some Tranquil Tide ink to the wet paper, then dried it quickly with my heat tool.  I love how the darker portion ended up under his eye:

For my "hello", I masked a portion of sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Smoky Slate on another scrap of watercolor paper and diecut it with the Stitched Shapes smallest circle. Sometimes I struggle with CAS cards but this one flowed together so well, it was a joy!  And I just love my birds, so it was a double joy!

I hope you'll play with our challenge this week too!  The DT has some fun cards for you to peruse! Check them out:  

And speaking of joy, you can't get any better than this:

Nothing like playing in the creek on a hot almost-summer day!  Enjoy YOUR day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Better Together
Card stock & Papers     Thick Vanilla, Powder Pink, Watercolor, Delightful Daisy DSP
 Ink Smoky Slate, Tranquil Tide
Tools     Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Friday, June 16, 2017

Seashells for CAS Watercolour

Happy Friday, again, peeps!  Wow, two posts in one day!  It's a busy weekend for sure!  I am back with my second "installment" of the CAS Watercolour series for June, which is "summer"!

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I went around and around, thinking of another beachy-themed card, because that's what summer means to me!  My family members have spent hundreds of hours at the Delaware shore over the last 60-some years, and one of my earliest memories as a child was collecting big clam shells, taking them back to the house my grandmother rented for a week, and painting them with a watercolor set she gave me!  I rarely see those big shells anymore when we go to the beach, so I decided to "paint" some myself!

I took some watercolor paper and splashed on some Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky inks and once it was dry, stamped this old, old seashell image from Lizzie Anne in Encore Gold ink and heat-embossed it with Gold Glory embossing powder: 

I mounted it on a circle of gold foil; the leftover piece of watercolor paper I diecut with some seashell dies from Impression Obsession:

I added a little Crumb Cake "sand" and some sequins for a little sparkle.  The banner was also watercolored and heat-embossed as well!  This set is one of my favorites and sadly, I don't even think the company is in business any longer.

So please come play with us and share you summer watercoloring with us!  You can find all the details at CAS Watercolour!  Be blessed and enjoy your day!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Shore Thoughts (Lizzie Anne, ret)
Card stock & Papers     Watercolor, Gold Foil, Rustic White (Papertrey)
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Gold Encore (ret)
Accessories Sequins (Sylvia and Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Square Dies (Lil'Inker), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seashell Dies (Impression Obsession 176-E), Aquapinter, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool