Wednesday, April 25, 2018

CASCSC269 Lilac Wedding

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  My sister needed a wedding card...'tis the season, I guess...and I am pretty sure the bride is a fan of lavender, so I used the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch:

and some pretty Graphics 45 papers to create a card for her:

I had to remind myself that the challenge is "clean and simple" so I didn't add a lot of embellishments!  The sentiment is from Suite Sayings (ret), stamped in Elegant Eggplant, and I added a little flower from W+9's Freehand Florals set, stamped in Almost Amethyst and Wisteria Wonder, with a leaf stamped in Wild Wasabi:

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Better Together and added another floral:

All the cardstock is Papertrey's Rustic White!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

The family went on a little hike on Sunday:


Everyone's squinting!  What's that bright thing in the sky?  Oh, it's the SUN!  It made an appearance for a couple of days and now it's gone again!  Hopefully it will be back tomorrow!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Better Together, Suite Sayings (ret), Freehand Florals (W+9)
Card stock & Papers     Rustic White (Papertrey), Secret Garden DSP (Graphics 45)
 Ink Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Almost Amethyst (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Freehand Florals Dies (W+9), Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

RRCB85 Vintage Buttons

Hi everyone!  It's time for another Retro Rubber Challenge, how fun!  This week it's a near-and-dear-to-my-heart one--vintage!  Check it out:

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I pulled out Papertrey's Vintage Button set...not sure when this came out but I know it's prior to 2012!  I also used a retired Cornish Heritage Farm set called Sew Special (circa 2010) to create my collage-style vintage card:

My papers were from My Mind's Eye, but for the life of me, I can't find which 6x6 pad it was, sorry!  I stamped the button cards on a polka-dotted piece and cut them out, then stamped the buttons on Very Vanilla and punched them out and popped them up on the top card, adhered them on the bottom one.  I gave all the edges a little sponge of Crumb Cake before adhering.  

I added some little bits and bobs, some crochet trim, embroidery floss, a little scalloped doodad:

And a little label, embellished with a pearl that I colored with a SU Crumb Cake Blend marker:

On the inside, I added this sentiment....SEW cute!

I love vintage and I love sewing, so this card really made me happy to create!  I hope you'll share your vintage creation with us at Retro Rubber this week!!  Can't wait to see what you make!

A couple more pictures from the wedding....both of John's parents have passed away, but his step-parents are still around!  Here's me and John's stepmother:

and John and his stepfather:

Thanks for popping in today!!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Monday, April 23, 2018

CTS268 Just A Note

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a busy day ahead, so this uber-CAS card was perfect for me!  I thought of this idea last night before drifting off to sleep (does that happen to you?) and couldn't wait to put it to paper this morning!  I used the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch for this week:

and the cute set Crafting Forever to make my card:

I stamped the pens in Memento ink and colored them with SU Blends in light and dark Old Olive, dark Pool Party, dark Daffodil Delight and dark Calypso Coral, as well as light and dark Smoky Slate:

I stamped the sentiment from Better Together on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and diecut it along with a mat of Pool Party, popped it up on dimensionals and it was done!  Easy peasy!

I have a few pictures from my nephew's wedding on Saturday...I am not very good at taking pictures at an event, I prefer to just enjoy it, rather than trying to get my phone out, get it to the camera mode, etc, I don't get very many shots, LOL!  I did get this one of the beautiful bride coming in the church on her dad's arm:

And after the ceremony, coming through the arched swords:

and of course, a kiss:

Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

PP390 Celebrate You

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you're having a great weekend so far!  Jaydee is our hostess at the Players this week with a very versatile sketch:

I had another one of those sleepless nights recently, and I was tossing this sketch around in my head and when I came up with my idea, I got up and went to work...hubby was snoring, so there was no use in me trying to sleep, LOL!  I remembered the pretty set, Decorate A Daisy, and I thought it would look nice with some Delightful Daisy DSP:

It's pretty simple all-over; I used a technique I saw in the latest Stampin Success magazine (a magazine for demonstrators) that uses the Stamparatus in a two-step process; adhere your stamp to the plate and stamp in your desired color; clean the stamp without removing it, then ink and stamp again with Versamark ink!  This allows you to emboss it in clear embossing powder and thereby allowing you to have an embossed image in any color you want!  Pretty slick!  I inked my daisy in Daffodil Delight and once I heat-embossed it, colored the flower in with my filled in between the embossed lines like a dream!  I stamped the center in Night of Navy and punched it out before adhering it to my flower:

I stamped and fussy-cut the banner after stamping some words from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, then cut the banner into two pieces and fit them under my daisy:

I used the same set for my inside sentiment, filling in with a couple of Daffodil Delight flowers:

Such a fun, cheerful's going to a special someone, too!  I hope you'll play with our sketch this week, it's always fun to see what you creative souls come up with!  Share it at the Paper Players, and meanwhile, check out what the DT did:

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

Cassidy not only got new shades, but took a selfie of herself wearing them!!

 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, Decorate A Daisy (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy, Delightful Daisy DSP
 Ink Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories Clear Embossing Powder
Tools     1" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Stamparatus, Dimensionals

Saturday, April 21, 2018

FMS333 and HOC April Wedding Love

Happy Saturday, peeps!  It's wedding day for John's nephew Philip, so my card today is a wedding card using the FMS sketch by Narelle and (again) the House of Cards challenge, this time the colors:

I remembered that her shower invite was florals in wine and pinks, so I found some papers from Authentique called Grateful, and went to work with my Altenew Painted Flowers set:

I stamped the flowers on some Rustic White (Papertrey) cardstock in Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi and Basic Black nks; the sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp called Peonies.  I added some scalloped mats and a few sequins:

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from God's Blessings (ret) and added just the outline stamp of the flower in Sweet Sugarplum...I really like that effect!

Thanks for popping in today!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge too!

A little origami activity:

A penguin and a giraffe...not a good photo but you get the idea!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Friday, April 20, 2018

AYSI174 Something I Borrowed

Happy Friday, peeps!  It's time for another As You See It challenge!  Here's a fun one:  Something I Borrowed!  Yikes!

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I have so many stamps, I rarely borrow anything!!  But I did borrow this stamp set from my sister (another one from 1997!) called Bees and Blossoms; I always loved it and she rarely stamps any more, even though she does raise bees!  So my luck!  Here is my notecard-sized creation:

I used the challenge from House of Cards for this month too, which is to use the colors and/or florals in a corner, and I used the flowers in a corner:

I first stamped the honeycomb image several times on Crumb Cake cardstock with Sahara Sand ink, then stamped the flower image with Memento ink and colored it with my blends.  I stamped the bee skep on the Crumb Cake and again on a scrap of Crushed Curry, colored and cut it out, then adhered it on top of the original image with dimensionals:


I added a little ribbon of Crushed Curry and some subtle sequins, then stamped the sentiment at the top:

I need a card for an upcoming birthday for I think I'll add a sentiment to the inside for that special someone!

I hope you'll show us something that you "borrowed" and created a card's fun to have stamping friends who are willing to share things! If you don't have any borrowed stamps, maybe it's a borrowed idea...use your imagination and share it with us at As You See It!

Every day after school we make popcorn in my old air popper:

Sometimes we look at the popcorn to see if we can see shapes or animals in it:

I thought this one looked a wee bit like a crab:

And Cassidy thought that this looked like a hippo; or maybe there's a lion's face in there?!

Anyway, it doesn't last long enough to be critiqued too much...she gobbles it up!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bees and Blossoms (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Notecard; Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry
 Ink Sahara Sand, Memento Black
Accessories Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop),Crushed Curry SAB Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Blends, Dimensionals