Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SIP113 Back to School


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge, and it IS a timely one:

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So there are lots of possibilities for this theme....the apple, books, chalkboard, you name it!  I chose to go with an apple and some cool "school" SU paper from a few years back:


I also used the Match the Sketch sketch for this week:


I used two sets for my little apple image; the apple and leaf are from a retired SU set called Perfectly Preserved; the sentiment is from Papertrey, not sure of the name, but it might be Apple of My Eye! The images were stamped on Whisper White, diecut and then mounted on a Very Vanilla circle:


I have a couple of children's birthdays coming up, so this will be for one of them!  Thanks for visiting...I hope you'll play with our challenge this week!  Be sure to check out what the DT created as well!

Our church is participating in Operation Christmas Child again this year, and we met to go through the donations so far and to remove all the packaging.  Cassidy and her friends Piper and Avery "helped":



But you know kids....in the end, they just wanna have fun!


Enjoy your day, and be blessed!
Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Perfectly Preserved (ret), Apple of My Eye (Papertrey Ink)
Card stock & Papers     So Saffron, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, School DSP (ret, can't remember name)
 Ink Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Perfectly Preserved Framelits (ret), Triple Banner Punch, Mini Dimensionals, Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inkers)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Another PP358


Happy Monday, peeps!  I trust you had a good weekend!  I have a confession!  The card I have for you today was supposed to be for yesterday's Paper Players challenge.....but I forgot that it was supposed to be clean-and-simple, and although I love this card, I didn't really feel like it met Joanne's criteria!!!  So I saved it for today:


I used the same DSP, Just Add Color Specialty, this time it was the teapot paper!  I used the Sunday Stamps Summer Petals color palette:


and using inks and an aquapainter, I colored in the images!  Isn't this one cute?



And I very carefully ('cuz it's a really tiny stamp) used the "berries" from Carols of Christmas for the wallpaper design behind my array of teapots:


I used the new Quilt Top embossing folder for the background, and I used a sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet and stamped it on a stitched tag from Pretty Pink Posh:


 These colors are just so pretty together!  Thanks for popping in today!

Dana had a big party for Cassidy on Saturday--the weather was perfect, the kids had a load of fun and I got to meet some of Wayne's family and catch up with some of my own!  Of course there was cake:


and even though I am not a big fan of bright artificial colors on my cake, I have to admit that these were pretty amazing!  A local gal that waitressed with Dana bakes these!  Cassidy was thrilled with them, of course:


And although she didn't get all seven candles blown out in one shot, she gave it a good try!


 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Carols of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Just Add Color Specialty DSP
 Ink Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Calypso Coral
Accessories Glitter Enamel Dots, Black Grosgrain Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Aquapainter, Big Shot, Stitched Tags and Stitched Borders Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Paper Players 358 Get Coloring


Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's that time again....another Paper Players challenge, and Joanne is our hostess with an awesome challenge...I am surprised that we haven't had this one before, at least not that I can remember:


Coloring is very popular right now, and when I first began stamping, outline images were my favorite; in fact, the designs SU had were what drew me to them!  Today, I have more time but I am less inclined to color, unfortunately!  I do like watercoloring though, so for my clean and simple design today, I fussy-cut a feather from the Just Add Color Specialty DSP, and colored it with some inks and an aquapainter:


Believe it or not, I used three colors of blue:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim, but since this paper is not watercolor "friendly", they sort of all bled together and it is hard to see the various shades. 


It's still pretty though!  And can you believe it...I added some Lemon Lime Twist for a pop of color!  I stamped the Burlap background stamp on the mat, using Versamark ink so that it would be more subtle.  The sentiment was from Flourishing Phrases; the stitched mat is from Lil'Inker!  

The design team has some fun and pretty submissions!  Be sure to check them out and don't forget to share your creation as well!

Yesterday was Cassidy's big birthday party and it was also a celebration for the upcoming wedding as well, since they are having a family-only ceremony!  It was a beautiful day...I'll try to have some pix later!  Meanwhile, the DQ ice cream cake was a hit on Thursday!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

 

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Flourishing Phrases, Burlap
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist
 Ink Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, (Lil'Inker) Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Saturday, August 19, 2017

RRCB69 and Jingle Belles Spirit of Christmas Past


Happy Saturday, all!  I am late posting today....no excuse except that I couldn't get to sleep last night so I stayed up too late!  Anyway, I started this card at 1:30 in the morning and just finished it, LOL  It is for the RetroRubber sketch challenge as well as the Jingle Belles Spirits of Christmas Past challenge!
RRCB 69

I couldn't pass up a vintage Christmas challenge, now could I?  I turned the sketch on its side so that I could use this Inkadinkado image; I have had this for over a year but never inked it up...so I guess I probably got it in 2015:


I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler on some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas 6x6 paper, trimming it by hand and mounting it on a panel of striped paper that was in my scrap pile!!!  The Pear Pizzazz mat was stamped with the holly image from Bells and Boughs (2010) and the "sending" is from Papertrey's Mistletoe and Holly, and I am not sure of the year of that one...maybe 2013?  I just love this sweet font:
  

as well as these sweet images:


and the inside features a sentiment and snowflakes from Jolly Christmas (2015):


Thanks for popping in today...be sure to come back tomorrow for a fun Paper Players challenge!




Friday, August 18, 2017

Spooky Cat in the Hat


Happy Friday, peeps!  Phew, the end of the week, and it was a crazy one for us!  Thank you to all who wished Cassidy a happy birthday!  It was an unusual day to say the least....we did lots of things, but there seemed to be a little gray cloud hanging over us periodically....things spilled, feelings hurt, words exchanged....but all in all we had a fun day! 

I am sharing a card that I made using the new Spooky Cat set....SO fun...along with the Cat Punch as well as the Seasonal Tags Framelits:


The Spooky Night DSP has cats that fit the cat punch perfectly!  (There is also a stamp in the set that fits it too....and eyes!) I fussy-cut a hat from the same DSP and perched it atop his head!  A few of the other patterns were layered on my card and I created a banner using a sentiment from the same set:
  

And see that cool spider web diecut?  It comes from the Seasonal Tags Framelits set, which matches the Seasonal Chums set!  In addition to tag dies, there is also a bat, Christmas Tree, two snowflakes, a leaf, a tag, and this cute spiderweb!  I used some retired black glimmer paper from which to cut mine:


Gosh, I can't wait to play with these sets some more!  So cute!  Thanks for popping in today!
Cassidy took her friend Lee to the pool yesterday, and they  thoroughly enjoyed their ice cream treat as well as sliding down the waterslides and playing in the pool:


And after her dinner of steak, mac and cheese and tomatoes, we had our little family birthday party, where she was thrilled to get (another) Baby Alive doll....it was really the only thing she asked for...several times!  She named it Amelia (we've been reading Amelia Bedelia) and promptly undressed and redressed her and got her ready for bed!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Black Glimmer Paper (ret), Spooky Night DSP, Adhesive Sheet
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits, Cat Punch, Dimensionals, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thursday, August 17, 2017

FMS301 Cassidy's Birthday Card


Happy Thursday everyone!  Today's a big day in our household...my little punkin turns seven!  She informed someone yesterday that at midnight, she would turn SEVEN!!!  So I took the FMS sketch (although I just realized I have the point on the wrong side of the sketch...oh well!):


and made her a little owl-y birthday card!  Dana loves owls, so that means Cassidy loves owls too...her new bedroom in Wayne's has an owl theme so she is quite excited about that as well!  I have had this owl paper for a long time...I guess I might have been hoarding it...so I broke it out and actually USED it! 


I used a couple of retired colors on it:  River Rock and Lost Lagoon, as well as Pool Party, Soft Sky and Early Espresso!!!  The owl is from Lawn Fawn; the birthday sentiment is from Verve, and the little "celebrate" on the border is from Our Daily Bread Designs!  You can't see it, but the owl is heat embossed and it's so cute!!


She got a couple of early birthday cards and couldn't even wait to get out of the car to read them:


This one brought a smile....a gift card to a local ice cream shop!  Yum!  Hopefully she'll share! (Thanks, Miss Debbie!)


And this one had an owl on it too, and a fancy fold....I'll have to share them all with you soon!


She requested steak, homemade mac and cheese and tomatoes for supper....plus hopefully we'll get to the pool, so it will be a busy day!  Thanks for popping in and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps You're A Hoot (Lawn Fawn); Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink), Birthday Bash (Verve), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers      River Rock and Lost Lagoon (both ret), Soft Sky, Owl DSP (My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary)
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, White Craft, Soft Sky
Accessories
Tools     Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelits (ret), 1  1/4" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

FF118 Christmas Quilt


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  A quick card today for the Fab Friday color challenge:


I just received the Christmas Quilt set from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog, and was thinking how it wasn't just for Christmas! It has so many fun elements that can be used for all types of occasions!  Although lining up the panels of quilt are a little tricky, even with a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I think it still has lots of possibilities:


I remembered that I had some polka-dotted Melon Mambo DSP left from a couple of years ago, so it was the mat for my 4 1/4" card; I added a layer of Lemon Lime Twist that was stamped with the little blanket stitch stamp, then a scalloped layer of Melon Mambo and the quilt panel itself.  I stamped the outline of the quilt in Smoky Slate.  A little sentiment from Sprinkles of Life, embellished with two of the floral images from the set (and a candy dot!) finished it off!  It is a pretty, bright color combo, which is what we needed yesterday!


And here's another little bright spot in our rainy day yesterday!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Quilt, Sprinkles of Life
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Patterns DSP
 Ink Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black
Accessories Candy Dot
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Mini Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig