Monday, February 27, 2017

CASEing Doris


Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  I received a pretty card in the mail from my friend Doris, and I thought I would re-create one of my own.  I had this panel of watercolor paper already on my desk; I was playing with the stamp set Flower Patch and my aquapainter, and when I saw Doris's card, I thought it would be a good way to put this little panel to use!  I think it is called a Z-fold:


It's a little tricky to photograph, but here is the card folded:


I stamped the florals in Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry; the leaves are Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped them on watercolor paper, then just swooshed a wet aquapainter around the edges to draw a wee bit of the ink out.  Some speckles, enamel dots and a sentiment from a fall Paper Pumpkin kit finished it off.  And here's the inside, using the SAB DSP Carried Away and a sentiment from Suite Sentiments:


Basically, you create your card exactly as you would normally, but score at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4" and fold the first fold back.  Then decorate as you wish!  My angled panel is Pear Pizzazz, and I also stamped the corners with a crackle stamp from another Paper Pumpkin kit!  And here is Doris's pretty card, outside and in!



You should try this fold--it's fun, easy and adds some interest to your card!

A little hike on Saturday before the cold weather returned!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed day!

Project Details--All Supplies Are Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Flower Patch, Gorgeous Grunge, Paper Pumpkin (Fall?), Suite Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor, Carried Away DSP
 Ink Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon
Accessories Narrow Black Grosgrain Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot EF (ret), Aquapainter

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Paper Players 333 Sketch


Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!  It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge for this week and I have a set of "three" elements for challenge #333!  Here ya go:


I just received the new package of glimmer papers available as a Sale-a-bration benefit...sooooo pretty!  I just had to use them ALL on my card today.....just a little hint of them so as not to blind you with the shimmer!  I did originally use a scallop die to cut them out but decided it was a bit much, so I just cut them down and used them as plain mats with the images from A Day at the Beach:


Each image was inked with Versamark, then inked again using the ink colors to match the glimmer paper (Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay), then heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. That allowed me to watercolor each image without the image itself bleeding:



I added a simple little fun sentiment from Silhouettes and Script as well as some white enamel dots! And since I had this fun scallop frame left behind when I re-cut my Sweet Sugarplum mat, I decided to use it for the inside...it fit the sentiment from Suite Sayings perfectly!


I hope you'll play along with our Paper Players challenge this week...I have to admit that the DT outdid themselves!  You can see them all at the PP blog!

Doesn't everyone put a puzzle together on the driveway?


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details-All Supplies Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps A Day at the Beach, Silhouettes and Script, Suite Sayings
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, In Color DSP Stack, SAB Glimmer Assortment, Sweet Sugarplum
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay
Accessories White Enamel Dots
Tools     Big Shot, Circle Dies (Nestabilities), Dimensionals, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Saturday, February 25, 2017

CAS Sympathy


Happy Saturday, peeps!  My friend Michele shared two beautiful cards recently using this gorgeous board from Ellen Hutson as her inspiration:

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Such a pretty color, I had to play along!  Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card so I thought I would do some "florals" using Swirly Bird, which has been neglected lately:


My large circular image doesn't seem to accept the ink very well...not sure if it is the Pool Party ink or the stamp itself.  I'll have to play with it some more to see!  Anyway, I used Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay for my flowers, masking them with a post-it note, and the leaves are Wild Wasabi; the sentiment is from an older Paper Pumpkin kit:


I stamped another flower on top of the sentiment from Thoughts and Prayers on the inside.


I am hoping I don't have to make too many more of these!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge where I am the hostess!  Have a great day!

It has been crazy warm here in PA, so Cassidy and Grampy went out before school to do some chalk artwork on the driveway!  Cassidy drew a cardinal:



Grampy chose a more manly image of a tractor trailer, LOL!


Be blessed!

Project Details--All Supplies Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Swirly Bird, Paper Pumpkin (sympathy), Thoughts and Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Thick White Cardstock
 Ink Soft Sky, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Palette Noir, Wild Wasabi
Accessories
Tools     Post-it Notes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

GDP075 and FMS276 Happy B Day


Happy Thursday, all!  I have a sweet little "bee" card for you today, using the FMS sketch and the GDP prompt:


I was inspired by my friend Colleen when I saw this card, so I pulled out my favorite "bee" stamps and got them inky!  And here we go:


I used a lot of fun things I haven't used for a while....papers from Authentique and SU, stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, and a retired SU embossing folder!  I embossed the Authentique paper with the Hexagon EF, which gave the already-distressed-looking paper an additional stressing!  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and cut a little banner:


and stamped the pussy willows in Delightful Dijon and the bee in Stazon Black, then stamped him again and popped him up after coloring him with some inks and an aquapainter:


I added a couple of hearts and some gold sequins and now I have another card for my stash!

Cassidy brought home this giant elephant and was supposed to decorate it....we opted to use some of the plethora of washi tapes I have in my stash!!  It was a fun, easy way to decorate it, especially since it was the day she hurt her hand! 


Thanks for visiting today!  Be blessed!

Project Details-All Products Stampin' Up! Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Sweet Bee (ret Cornish Heritage Farms)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Moonlight DSP (ret), Genuine DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Accessories Gold Sequins (Verve)
Tools     Big Shot, Hexagon EF (ret), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Stitched Shapes Dies, Petite Scallop Circle Dies (Nestabilities)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MojoMonday 485 and Merry Monday 236


Happy Wednesday, peeps!  A couple of Christmas cards today...while I had my supplies out, I decided to make two of them!  The first one uses the Mojo Monday sketch:


and some Carta Bella papers with an image from Cornish Heritage Farms called Stocking Elves:


I just love these wee little ones creeping down the steps!  I added some twine, glimmer stars and a sentiment from Amy R Stamps:


Technically, I could have used the above card for the Merry Monday challenge, which is "stockings":


but I wanted to use this new die from Cottage Cutz that I got after Christmas!  Isn't it cute?


 Papers are also from Carta Bella; sentiment is from Clearly Besotted!  Thanks for popping in today!

We are having Cassidy's room repainted, which means stripping off the wallpaper first, so we cleared everything out of her room but the furniture.  She also had a wee bit of a cold yesterday, so she stayed home; it got very quiet and when I went to peek in to see what she was doing, this is what I found:


I can only imagine that she was really tired if she fell asleep on the floor!  Have a blessed day!  

Project Details - All Products Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Stocking Elves (Cornish Heritage Farm, ret); Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R Stamps), In Stitches: Christmas (Clearly Besotted)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black,  Black & Red Glimmer, Christmas Delivery DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories Red Glitter Baker's Twine
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Die, Star Punches (ret), Stocking Border Die (Cottage Cutz), Brick EF (Tim Holtz), Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SIP87 A Little Kindness


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  And what a sweet challenge it is:  Kindness!
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I haven't done a "vintage" card lately, and this set from Artistic Outpost has been sadly under-used, so I got it inky!  

The set is called Birds of a Feather, and it has a nice selections of vintage images!  I thought these little girls were sweet:


And it has a lovely German print background, interspersed with some egg images; I added the sentiment and the florals (same set), then stamped a couple of butterflies from Kinda Eclectic:


Because these little girls looked like best friends, I added a tag, some linen thread and a candy dot, then a layer of Graphic 45 DSP and some crochet trim and rickrack!


And finally, a sentiment also from Kinda Eclectic....because my sweet friend is indeed very kind!


This is also for the Sunday Stamps 146 sketch challenge, as well as the Double D Challenges, which is to use rickrack or zigzag!  Edited to add: This fits well for the Card Concept challenge this week, which is Vintage!


Edited to add: This fits well for the Card Concept challenge this week, which is Vintage!


I hope you will play along with the Stamp Ink Paper team and share your creations with us this week! Can't wait to spread some kindness around!

Cassidy and Lamby are having quite a phone conversation:



I wonder what their conversation was about?  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details--All Products Stampin' Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Kinda Eclectic, Birds of a Feather (Artistic Outpost), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Botanical Tea DSP (Graphic 45)
 Ink Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories Crochet Trim (ret), Rickrack (my stash), Candy Dots, Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Die, Cuttlebug Tag Die, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Aquapainter

Monday, February 20, 2017

PCC231 So Sorry


Happy Monday, peeps!  We had a glorious weekend, weather-wise, but it makes me nervous, having these 60+ temps in February!  We're bound to pay for it somewhere along the line!  I had a little stamping time yesterday and made my third sympathy card for the week using the sketch from Paper Craft Crew:

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I hadn't used this detailed floral image from the SAB set Avant Garden, so I paired it with some Floral Boutique papers for my creation:


It seems as if I have a lot going on here....lace, leaves, florals....but I hope it all works together.  I chose Night of Navy as a monochromatic hue.  Thanks for popping in today!


Since I got a membership to Longwood Gardens (check out their website here) for Christmas and hadn't used it yet, I asked my SIL to go with me yesterday; the weather was so nice, I think every other person in the tri-state area had the same thought---it was packed!  They have an orchid display right now, so there were orchids everywhere!

This was an orchid wall in the lobby; then an arch of orchids in the conservatory:


A reflecting pool and hanging baskets in the conservatory, and some ground cover florals:


This doorway was covered in orchids above....it's hard to capture how big it is:



A beautiful way to spend a February afternoon!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our Stamp Ink Paper challenge, too!

Project Details--All Products Stampin' Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Avant Garden, Kinda Eclectic, Timeless Textures, Delicate Details, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, White Craft
Accessories White Twine, Faceted Buttons (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Nestability Banner Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals