Saturday, October 21, 2017

Stamplorations in Orange

Hi peeps!  A quick card today for the Stamplorations CAS challenge with a color twist of orange:

I needed another sympathy card and I really love this Faith Expressions set for these types of cards:

I stamped the image with Peekaboo Peach ink and colored it in with an aquapainter and ink;  I did add some Wink of Stella to the florals for extra shine:

The image was matted with Cajun Craze, and the Bible verse was stamped in Cajun Craze ink.  The ribbon is retired Tangelo Twist.  A quick, easy card!  Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy found a wooly bear caterpillar on the driveway and proceeded to make a little "corral" for it:

Rather zen-looking, isn't it??!!!  She wanted to give it some exercise, so she got her swing from her dollhouse and give it a ride!

She is just too funny!  Enjoy your day!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Faith Expressions (Stamplorations)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Whisper White, Cajun Craze,  Fall is in the Air DSP (Echo Park)
 Ink Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze
Accessories Tangelo Twist Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Wink of Stella Pen, Blender Pen

Friday, October 20, 2017

AYSI161 Vintage Scary!

Happy Friday, everyone!  It's time for another As You See It challenge.....and it's a Halloween "scary" challenge!

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I love Halloween but I'm not a big fan of the scary stuff!  Then I remembered I had a whole tablet of Tim Holtz vintage Halloween images and some of them are a bit scary, in a fun way, so I sliced off a big piece featuring several images and made a larger-than-normal (5 1/4 x 6 1/4") card:

I found a piece of textured Sahara Sand 12x12" cardstock in my stash that matched my images pretty well, so I used that for my base; I did a couple of rows of zig zag stitching around the edges of the Halloween paper and then attached it to my card. 

I found this seam binding at a yard sale a long time ago; it's rayon and I think that made a difference when I shabbied it up for my bow!  It's very soft and it crinkled up a lot when I added a little So Saffron ink to dye it and then scrunched it up and heat-set it in my microwave!

But I love the effect it created when I made it into a bow:

I also had some Tim Holtz Seasonal Stickers that I adhered to scraps of the textured cardstock and sponged with different colors, then cut them into banners and tied them to the center of the bow!  They are my favorites!  And here are some closeups of some of the images from the TH papers:

I had to laugh at this one; you can't see the words because of the stitches, but it says "Courage for Halloween"!!!!


I added some Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Champagne glimmer paper stars, and the front was done!  And here's a semi-scary image for the inside:

I hope you'll play along with our scary Halloween challenge!  Eeeek!  Halloween is only 11 days away!

Speaking of scary, Cassidy carved her jack-o-lantern a couple of days ago:

Yep, it's pretty scary!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happy Haunting (Graphic 45)
Card stock & Papers     Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Champagne Glimmer Paper (ret), Sahara Sand Textured (ret), Seasonal 12x12 (Tim Holtz)
 Ink Basic Gray
Accessories Vintage Seam Binding, Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Bitty Banners Dies (ret), Stars Die (Verve), Country Star Punch (ret), Sticky Strip, Sewing Machine

Thursday, October 19, 2017

FMS309 Getting Hitched

Hi everyone!  Thursday's here...the week is almost over and the weekend is near!  We have a wedding to go to on Friday's called an "I Do Barbecue"!!!  I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for the couple's card:

By stamping standards, this is probably a little odd for a wedding card, but the invitation featured a wood background, daisies and a little country thrown in:

I used some Wood Textures DSP for the background and Painted Autumn for the larger circular element, then cut out two cowboy boots in Dazzling Diamonds and Basic Black glimmer paper for the smaller circle.  Each circle has a stitched mat, as does the woodgrain and the horizontal panel:

I used a past Paper Pumpkin sentiment for the front, and a computer-generated sentiment on the inside:

I am looking forward to this "I Do Barbecue"!!!  Thanks for popping in today!

A little Mommy and Me manicure time!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Confetti White (ret), So Saffron, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Basic Black Glimmer Paper (ret), Painted Autumn DSP, Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Early Espresso
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Borders Dies (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles Dies (Lil'Inkers), Boot Dies (MFT)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FF123 Stampin It Old School

 Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  I had two stamp classes on Monday, one in the morning and another in the evening.  It's a nice way to be able to have all my customers participate, because some work and some are retired!  However, I usually leave all my supplies:  Big Shot, current stamp sets and DSP, church, so when I come home in between, I have time to play but not always all my favorite supplies!  So this Fab Friday card uses old-school dies, no Big Shot, just punches, ink and stamps!  Here's the sketch:


This paper is from the Delightful Daisy line; I chose it because I have been keeping these paper flowers in my stash FOREVER!  Does anyone besides me remember these?  SU sold them a long time ago, and look how nice this small one looks with this paper!  I created a little banner (hand-notched), then punched a circle of Daffodil Delight to put in the center of the flower.  Since I needed a sympathy card, I added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Whisper White cardstock, then added a border cut with the Scallop Border punch!!!  To add a little interest, I stamped a couple of lines of dots from a Paper Pumpkin kit from last year:

The inside features a sentiment from Better Together and some Paper Pumpkin flowers in Daffodil Delight!   Now it's ready to go in the mail today!

Talk about old-school!!! We have had John's old croquet set sitting in the shed all summer long, it must be about 50 years old; he played with it as a child!  So Cassidy wanted to get it out and learn how to play!  From the construction, our poor yard is just a mess of lumps and clumps, weeds and dirt,  but we persevered! 

Grampy won (of course)!!!

Thanks for visiting today--be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Better Together, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Delightful Daisy DSP
 Ink Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Accessories Paper Flower (ret)
Tools     1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch (ret)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SIP121 Tic Tac Toe with Paper Pumpkin

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I had a great couple of stamp classes yesterday; my TOPS rally on Saturday, church on time has been crunched, so I was happy to see the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Stamp Ink Paper this week because I knew just what would come to my rescue!!!

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Last October's Paper Pumpkin kit featured leaves, diecuts and sequins (the top row across) to create a shaker card!  Perfect!  I whipped this up in no time and created a birthday card for a special friend:

Of course, shaker cards are a challenge to photograph; here it is standing up and you can see that fun crackle stamp in the background.  I used sentiments from Butterfly Basics for my birthday greeting, along with some coppery baker's twine and another leaf from this month's  Paper Pumpkin!!!

I really just wanted to hoard these sequins, they're so pretty!

And the inside:

This challenge has lots of possibilities, so we expect to see lots of entries in the gallery!  Get creative!

Now here's something you don't see every day...a shark walking the aisles of Walmart.  Well, anything is possible at Walmart, LOL!  This would keep you very warm on Halloween, that's for sure!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Butterfly Basics, Paper Pumpkin, Oct 2016 & October 2017
Card stock & Papers     Paper Pumpkin, Cajun Craze
 Ink Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Accessories Sequins, Baker's Twine from Paper Pumpkin
Tools     Dimensionals

Sunday, October 15, 2017

PP366 CAS Scary Halloween

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I trust you're having a good weekend so far!  Laurie is our hostess this week at the Paper Players and she has a spooky theme for us...but it IS clean and simple:

Since I was on a roll with my vintage Halloween images, I decided to pull out this fierce-looking cat riding a witch's broomstick for my CAS card this week:

I didn't go the traditional black and orange route, but chose Night of Navy for my background, on which I stamped some spooky trees and bats using an old, old jumbo wheel that I took off the plastic and adhered a foam backing to it so I can use it like a regular stamp.  I also filled in the rest of the sky with the "stars" from Christmas Pines!  My moon was a big Crushed Curry circle, sponged with Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach, then stamped with Gorgeous Grunge and of course, my wee little witchy cat:

The bats and sentiments are from a retired Rubbernecker set, and I just love this little rhyme:

We hope this challenge prompts you to create a clean-and-simple spooky Halloween card!  Be sure to check out what the design team created at the Paper Players blog!

Cassidy looks like a spooky creature; or maybe it's just a little girl with raspberries on her fingers!  Silly!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Pines, Halloween Wheel (ret), Gorgeous Grunge (ret), Halloween Set 1 (Rubbernecker), Broomstick Kitty (Victorian Greetings)
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
 Ink Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach
Accessories Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Big Shot, Circles Dies, Deckle Edge Dies (Nestabilities), Sponge Daubers

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Spooky Vintage Halloween

Happy Saturday, peeps!  As you're reading this, I'll be at my local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Fall Rally, which our club is hosting.  That means being there at dawn's crack to make coffee (like 6am!!!).  At any rate, it should be a fun and encouraging day!  

My friend Dawn told me I was the queen of vintage, at which I had to giggle....some days I FEEL vintage, LOL!  Anyway, I had this card made for another challenge but ended up making something else, so I thought I would post it as a "vintage" Halloween design:

The main image is an older Close to My Heart stamp called Backdrop-Charmed Holidays.  I stamped it on some My Mind's Eye Halloween paper and used scraps of the same tablet to make the scallop embellishment, the background and the banners:

I added a Halloween sentiment from Crafty Secrets, some orange and black sequins, and one of my favorite cute sentiments from Lizzie Anne on the inside:

Here's another of my favorite cute things:  Cassidy showing me her "Fall Favorites" list on the wall in her classroom.  I can't remember all of the things she had on the list, but I know jumping in leaves was one of them!

Thanks for popping in sure to come back tomorrow for another Halloween challenge from the Paper Players!!!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Crafty Secrets Halloween (ret), Backdrop - Charmed Holidays (CTMH ret), Halloween Single (Lizzie Anne-ret)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals Ivory (ret), Happy Haunting DSP (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate
Accessories Orange & Black Sequins (from my stash)
Tools     Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals