Friday, September 22, 2017

New Items for Sale

Hi peeps!  I am doing some fall cleaning up in my craft room and have put a few stamping items on my "Stamping Bargains" page for sale!  Be sure to check them out for some great deals!

AYSI159 Bird on a Wreath

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have something fun planned for this weekend!  It's time for another As You See It challenge, and these "eclectic" challenges are always fun!  So here are the elements you must use on your card:

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I began with the colors from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge to get me started on this decidedly spring-like creation:

I had barely used any of the DSP from the Color Theory Stack, but I remembered that there was a yellow stripe, so I attached that to my Very Vanilla base.  I stamped a few sprigs of greenery from Blooms and Wishes in So Saffron, then added a Swirly Scribbles wreath in Always Artichoke and a little bird from Birds and Blooms in Night of Navy:

I found some green brads to make centers for my Beautiful Bouquet flowers:

and added a sentiment on the front from Blooms and Wishes, and the one on the inside is from Colorful Seasons!  I gave love to lots of different sets on this card, LOL!

I really enjoyed making this card...I hope you will find some time in the next couple of weeks to play with our challenge, and be sure to pop by the blog to see what the other designers came up with!

Cassidy enlisted Grampy's help to surprise me by washing my car!  That WAS quite a surprise!  She needed a little help with the elbow grease but it was the thought that touched my heart.  I think she might miss me just a wee little bit....but you know how kids are!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Blooms and Wishes, Colorful Seasons
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Color Theory Stack DSP
 Ink So Saffron, Night of Navy
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, Certainly Celery Brads (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Birds and Blooms Thinlets, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlets, 1/16" Punch, Mini Dimensionals

Thursday, September 21, 2017

FMS306 and MM257 Lemon Lime Christmas

Happy Thursday, peeps!  I have a Christmas card today, using Lemon Lime Twist!!!  I used the FMS sketch and the intriguing Merry Monday challenge of using a tag with texture, bling and die cuts!

The thing that intrigued me the most about the MM challenge though, was the photo....loved that fresh green!  I gulped and got out my Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and went to work:

I heat embossed a tree image from the retired Peaceful Pines set with white ink and embossing powder, then diecut it.  I also used two embossing folders, a big Dazzling Diamonds glimmer tag and some silver accessories!  I hope it's blingy enough!  The photos don't really do it justice, it's really pretty IRL!

And the inside:

And here's my growing-up-too-fast DGD, wearing a dress to school---I have to admit, I probably wore something very similar back in the 60s!!  Love those daisies!

Have a wonderful day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Peaceful Pines (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer Paper, Vellum
 Ink Lemon Lime Twist, Craft White
Accessories Silver Twine, Silver Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Perfect Pines Framelits (ret), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Holly EF, Snowflake EF (Cuttlebug), Rectangle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Banner Punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Punkins and Corn

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I managed to get in a little stamping time on Monday and was able to play with my new Pick a Pumpkin bundle!  What a fun little set!  This paper from Painted Autumn looks like corn, don't you think, LOL?  So I used it as a background for my card today:

I stamped some pumpkins in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Sahara Sand, then diecut them with the Patterned Pumpkin Framelits, along with some of the curly vines and leaves:

I did not realize the little accents were included in the framelits....cuuuuuute!  I can't wait to play with them some more!  I also stamped a sentiment from Painted Harvest in Old Olive:

There are so many possibilities with this set---hope you liked it!

Wayne took this photo of Cassidy while she watched the fireworks on Saturday night.  She was a little trooper, as we had an almost four-hour wait from when we arrived at the park to when the fireworks started!  It was worth it!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Pick a Pumpkin, Painted Harvest
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP, Old Olive
 Ink Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz
Tools     Big Shot, Patterned Pumpkins Framelits, Old Olive Marker, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SIP117 Watercolored Jack

Hi peeps!  Tuesday brings us another Stamp Ink Paper challenge, and we've got a watercolor one for you today!

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My friend Debbie bought this cute little Jack-o-Lantern image for me last summer and I just had to ink him up with some Stazon ink and color him in with some ink and reinkers:

I used the sketch from Fab Friday and the colors from Just Us Girls:

I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler to color him in, then added a sentiment from Newton's Nook.  The DSP is Painted Autumn, cardstock is Thick Very Vanilla!  Since my weeks have been so busy, it seems CAS is the only thing I can do these days!  Hopefully I'll get to play with some of my new goodies soon!

I hope you'll stop by the Stamp Ink Paper blog and see what the other designers watercolored...then be sure to share your creation with us too!

We went to Longwood Garden's Fireworks and Fountains show Saturday night; the musical theme was Over the Rainbow.  I was blown away by ALL of it!  You can see a video of the fountains here (scroll down to see the video portion) but to see a half hour of amazing fireworks in addition to the fountains was almost too much...we didn't know where to look first!  We had to go early and set up chairs on the lawn, but then we got to stroll the gardens and go to Cassidy's favorite part, the children's gardens!!!

There are little water jets that are timed just right to spit out water up and down this little incline...the kids love to "chase" them!

And little hidey-holes:

and lots of funny sculptures spitting water!!!

Finally, it was time for the fireworks and fountains!  I didn't take any photos, but Dana took a's really hard to capture how amazing they were!  And amazingly, with about 2000 people, we got out and on our shuttle buses very quickly!  They really know how to move us!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Medium Jack-o-lantern (Rubber Cottage),Spooky Street (Newton's Nook)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Tools     Aquapainter, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banner Dies (Nestabilties)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Paper Players 362 Clean and Simple Harvest

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I am the hostess over at the Paper Players, and I've chosen a harvest theme for our Clean and Simple challenge:

Isn't Nance's prompt so pretty?  I bought this Our Daily Bread Designs stamps at a stamp show last summer, and this is the first time I've inked it up!  I thought it would be ideal for today's challenge:

I stamped it on a diecut panel of Very Vanilla in Cajun Craze ink and added a tiny bit of shading with some Crumb Cake ink.  I added a simple layer behind it, some Crumb Cake ribbon and stamped a sentiment from My Creative Time on the front in Chocolate Chip ink.  The inside uses a sentiment from Sweet Pea Designs:

Simple and easy!  And since it uses a stamp I purchased last July, I am submitting it to the RetroRubber challenge 71 this week of Anything Goes!  

I hope you'll play along with our harvest challenge this week!  Be sure to check out the cute samples the Paper Player designers created too!  You can see them all HERE.

The fam went out to dinner a couple weeks ago and Cassidy wanted to sit next to Wayne.  When they both ordered the same thing, she declared they were "soup twinsies"!!!  

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Mixed Holiday Sentiment (My Creative Time), Wheat Cross (Our Daily Bread Designs), Lovely Leaves (Sugar Pea Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Fall is in the Air DSP (Echo Park)
 Ink Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories Crumb Cake Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil'Inker), Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Friday, September 15, 2017


Happy Friday, peeps!  I have a CRAZY busy weekend coming up, so this will be short and sweet!  I am finally getting around to playing with some challenges; this one uses the Freshly Made Sketches sketch by my sweet friend Amy:

Although some of the submissions have very creative ways to interpret it, I stuck really close to the sketch since I didn't have a lot of time!  This is a great one to use up little scraps of DSP...these are from several years back, I just went through my papers and pulled out some Halloween colors..they're not even really Halloween papers!  They were mounted on a 4 1/4" square card made from thick white cardstock:

I added a "BOO" diecut from black glimmer paper, along with a diecut bat, a little black mouse and some stars and stardust!

A cute little mixture of old and new!

This will give you an idea of what a sweetheart Wayne is; Dana had to get her nails done Thursday night before the wedding and ran out of time to work on Cassidy's feet....believe me, from a summer of running around barefooted, they needed some TLC!  So Wayne took her home, cranked up the foot spa, added some bubbles and gave Cassidy a little foot treatment!  What a guy!  Cassidy looks like she is enjoying it, too!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat, Hearts Come Home (stars)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Basic Black, Black Glimmer (ret), Misc DSPs from my stash
 Ink Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits (bat), Boo to You Framelits (ret, Boo!), Seaside Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals