Friday, March 24, 2017

FMS280and SR365 Birthday Bluebird


Happy Friday, peeps!  It's the end of the week and hopefully, the beginning of some warmer weather! My birthday card stash is very low, so I worked on a couple of cards to fill in, but I still need more!  This one uses the FMS sketch:

and the Stampin' Royalty challenge of "spring":


You really can't get much more springy than a bluebird!  I stamped him on thick white cardstock and watercolored him, then did the same with the branch and added a simple sentiment.  Before I adhered Mr Bluebird with dimensionals, I stamped the background stamp from Touches of Textures with Soft Sky ink to give the impression of sky:



I really like the effect it gives!  And it's quite clean and simple!

Happy to be coloring....not happy to be photographed!  Enjoy your day!



Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Best Birds, Touches of Texture
Card stock & Papers     Thick White
 Ink Basic Black, Marina Mist, Flirty Flamingo, Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Accessories
Tools     Dimensionals, Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Dies

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MM240 Vintage Bells


Hi peeps, just a quick Christmas card today using a vintage postcard image for the Merry Monday's challenge of bells:



After printing the postcard on some cardstock, I matted it with a piece of Soft Sky and added some Pool Party stitched ribbon.  My background paper was also printed from a past Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas download; sentiment is from Verve's Unto Us, which was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and diecut with a Stitched Shape, and accented with a little champagne glimmer paper diecut bell:


Of course, the pups are pulling on some vintage bells in the postcard:


Aren't they sweet?


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

I forgot to share this photo of Cassidy's "Thing 1" from her Dr Seuss day!!  It cracked me up....a white plastic spoon, pipe cleaners and some blue shreddie!  TOO funny!  Those library ladies are so creative!



Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Unto Us (Verve), Images Digitally Reproduced
Card stock & Papers     Champagne Glimmer (ret), Naturals White (ret), Soft Sky, Computer Paper
 Ink Chocolate Chip, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand (for shading)
Accessories Gold Brad, Pool Party Stitched Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die220Q (Impression Obsession Christmas Shapes), Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy Daffodils


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Today is my friend Martha's birthday, and since I know she likes purple, I created this card for her using Basket Bunch:


Perfect Plum is a color I rarely use, so it was nice to break it out (my foam ink pad still had the cello wrapper on it!!) and create a pretty spring bouquet:


I stamped the flowers and leaves on thick white cardstock and colored them with an aquapainter and inks.  The basket was diecut from Kraft cardstock and mounted on a stitched oval.  Then it was mounted on some striped DSP.  Simple and easy!  Happy Birthday, Martha!


Have a blessed day!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Basket Bunch
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Kraft, Perfect Plum DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Basket Builder Dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SIP91 for Andrea's Awesome Birthday

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday and that means another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  This week we are celebrating Andrea's birthday!  Woohoo!!

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Since I had my Right at Home "Color In Sentiments" stamp set already sitting on my desk, I thought I would use that big "awesome" on my card and practice my ombre coloring some more:


This yummy SAB glimmer paper was calling my name, and although it doesn't capture well in the photo, it matches my Bermuda Bay sentiment perfectly!  I cut out a frame from a Reverse Confetti die, stamped the sentiments, and colored in the "awesome" with an aquapainter and some ink:


I added a few swirly stars around the outside edge, a big diecut star, and a sentiment on the inside with some more glimmer!


Check out the SIP blog to see what the other designers came up with....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDREA!

A little playdoh action, making caterpillars (large and small)!



Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details
Stamps Suite Sentiments, Endless Birthday Wishes, Color In Sentiments (Right at Home) Everyday Expressions (the Paper Studio), Swirling Stars Essentials (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Bermuda Bay Glimmer
 Ink Memento Black, Bermuda Bay
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Lacy Scallop Frame Die (Reverse Confetti), Star Dies (Nestabilities), Dimensionals, Aquapainter, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Punch

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thanks a Bunch

 

Hi everyone!  Happy Spring!  I have a very quick little card today....I didn't get much stamping done this weekend, but I did manage to make a thank you for a customer, using Basket Bunch!  There are so many possibilities with this set, but these little carrots just cracked me up! Pinterest is full of examples, I can't wait to play around with it some more!


I stamped the carrots in Basic Black ink and watercolored them with Cool Cucumber, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie inks, diecut them, then mounted them on some Stitched Shapes ovals:


They make me smile!  Thanks for popping in today!

One more little snow picture...it's melting slowly, but while Grampy was shoveling out, Cassidy insisted on helping, and we didn't discourage her!


Mostly she just shoveled it under the shed, LOL!

Enjoy your day!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Basket Bunch
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Peekaboo Peach, In Color DSP (Cool Cucumber)
 Ink Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Cool Cucumber, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Basket Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Dies, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Sunday, March 19, 2017

PP336 CAS Baby


Hi everyone!  It's Sunday and that means Paper Players time!  Joanne has a clean-and-simple challenge today, and I am happy she does....because I don't have any baby cards!  So here we go:


I had a lot of ideas for this challenge, and I ended up making two!  Not sure how CAS this is, but at least the card base is!!  I used the beautiful color palette from Fab Friday:


and the little bunnies from Basket Bunch, which I finally broke down and got...toooooo cute!

 

I made a mini envelope using the die from Love Notes; colored and diecut all the little bunnies and the bow from Basket Bunch; and the hearts are from Foxy Friends:


I loved this idea so much, I even made another card, using a really old Cuttlebug embossing folder and the Stitched Shapes dies and again, the bunnies:


Aren't they the sweetest?


I can't decide which one I like best!!!


I can't wait to see what you create for this CAS "welcome baby" challenge!  Share your creations with us at the PP blog, and be sure to check out what the designers came up with as well and show them some love!  I am sure you'll get some inspiration!

Decorating the Easter tree!



Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Foxy Friends, Basket Bunch, Nursery Necessities (ret), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach
 Ink Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Love Note Dies, Cross Stitch Mini Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Mini Tag Dies (Cuttlebug), Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inker), Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Saturday, March 18, 2017

CTS213 You Make Me Smile


Happy Saturday, everyone!  Hope you are having a good weekend so far!  Just a quick little card for the Case This Sketch sketch for this week:

 

It gave me a chance to use a new-to-me Altenew set and some Dapper Denim:


I stamped the image on thick white cardstock and attempted to do some watercoloring, which didn't work very well, but I pushed through anyway!  I stamped a sentiment from Right at Home and did some ombre coloring on it:


My final addition was some sequins from my stash! 

My little leprechaun!


She and Panda eating green eggs for St Pat's.....not a big fan, Grammy ended up eating them!


Have a blessed day and be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge! 

Project Details--All Supplies SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), You Are (Altenew), Color In Sentiments (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers     Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, Thick White
 Ink Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Accessories Sequins (Verve)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inker), Aquapainter, Foam Strips

Friday, March 17, 2017

CCC8 Gold and Silver


Happy Friday, peeps, and Happy St Pat's!  I hope you have something fun planned to do this weekend!  I haven't made a Christmas card for a while, and the photo challenge at Christmas Card Challenges inspired me to get out my gold and silver foil cardstock!  The photo is hard to see, but there are prancing deer and Christmas trees featured on some gift wrap.


My first attempt had been a shaker card for Tuesday's post...epic fail.  So I opted for something a little bit simpler, still not quite as I expected it to turn out, but at least it's another for my stash.  So here we go:


I started with a base of thick white cardstock on which to adhere my silver foil Evergreen Hillside diecut; I cut out a piece of Smoky Slate and printed vellum as well to layer and fit into the tree line on the top.  I then diecut two deer from gold foil, as well as a punched star, to adhere with dimensionals.  Pretty simple, all in all!  I love how pretty these diecuts are!




But I do have an issue with adhering vellum; it bugs me that I can see my little bigs of glue!  What do you use to adhere vellum?  I am sure there must be some good products out there on the market!  And I am still on the fence about adding a sentiment somewhere on the front.  For now, I'l leaving it as it is!  I did add a sentiment from Papertrey, stamped in Gold Encore, on the inside:


And here are a few snow photos...even though technically we didn't get that much, when it's all plowed up in a pile, it seems like a lot!  Here is my little "queen of the hill".....her scarf is blowin' in the wind, I think it must have been about 40 mph! You can see a portion of my little garden flag in the lower right hand corner....it is straight out!





Enjoy your day! 





Project Details--All Supplies Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps O Holy Night (Papertrey Ink)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Gold Foil, Silver Foil, Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack (ret)
 Ink Gold Encore
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Evergreen Hillside Die (Poppystamps), Playful Fawns Die (Poppystamps), Star Punch (ret), Dimensionals