Tuesday, October 24, 2017

SIP122 Washi for Halloween

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge...washi tape!  I WISH I had some washi tape similar to the challenge photo, it's beautiful!!!

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Unfortunately, I find that when I buy washi, I forget all about it, and then I don't use it, and then it
kind of loses its stickiness and I end up tossing it in the trash!🙁 But I did get the Pick a Pattern washi from the current catalog, so I used it to make a Halloween card:

I layered it on a mat of Pumpkin Pie, then ran it through an embossing folder to mimic the circles on the washi:

I added the cat from Spooky Cat, along with some extra stars I had cut out from this project, even giving Mr Cat a little star on his collar!

My final embellishments were some narrow grosgrain ribbon and a Daffodil Delight moon!

The DT has some delicious confections they created with washi tape, and I'm willing to bet you can come up with some too!  Be sure to check them out at the SIP blog, and share yours with us as well!  Thanks for visiting today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Spooky Cat
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper (ret)
 Ink Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Accessories Tangelo Twist Baker's Twine (ret), Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Narrow Black Grosgrain Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Cat Punch, Star Dies (Verve), Polka Dotted EF(Sissix), Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Monday, October 23, 2017

MTS199 Pastor Appreciation

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday, and I hope you had a good weekend!  It was a good one at our household!  The "I Do" barbecue wedding was fun, although it was cold in the tent for the reception,  but it was even colder outside!  Brrr!  Once the sun goes down, the chill is on!  But it was a lovely event! 

Today's card is for our pastor and his wife; he is our interim pastor, as we look for a full-time pastor, and he and his wife have been a tremendous blessing and encouragement to us during this time!  I can't remember when I last used Basket of Wishes, but I thought it would be a timely image to use for their card:

I used the Match the Sketch sketch for this week:

I am also linking this to the Inkspirational Challenge, which is this pretty autumn photo:

I stamped the image in Basic Black ink on watercolor paper, then colored them in with inks and an aquapainter:

I added a couple strips of miscellaneous papers for the horizontal pieces, and added a sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet.  On the inside, I added a sentiment from the Basket of Wishes set, and added some wheat from an older retired set called Autumn Days:

I am really enjoying "visiting" my older stamps and giving them some love!  Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Cassidy can entertain herself with just about anything!  Here, she made use of John's homemade creeper (for sliding under cars), propelling herself down the little incline out of the garage:

Of course, she has no way to steer it, so she is at the mercy of the driveway...she almost ran into the gas grill, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Basket of Wishes, Beautiful Bouquet, Paper Pumpkin (crackle image, ret), Autumn Days (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Watercolor, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey (ret), Kraft Christmas print from a couple of years ago (ret)
 Ink Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, So Saffron, Versamark, Sahara Sand
Tools     Big Shot, Circle Dies, Layering Circle Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 22, 2017

PP367 Sketch from Claire

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Claire is our Paper Players hostess with an awesome sketch today!  I pulled out some oldie but goodies for my creation!!  So here we go:

Last fall, I got some sweet stickers and DSP from Photo Play called Autumn Day, and I wanted to play with them to make a Thanksgiving-themed card!  I found some retired Mellow Moss cardstock for my card base and just mixed and matched some papers, stickers and elements for my "thankful" card:

Does anyone remember this little turkey?  He was a single stamp with "give thanks" underneath, both of which I unmounted from the wood block and created two separate stamps!  He looks pretty snazzy stamped in Chocolate Chip ink:

This sentiment is from Good Greetings, another retired stamp, and I accented the panel with some baker's twine and a Corrugated Elements heart:

And for the inside, another real oldie, from a set called Falling Leaves:

I am going to "pin" this sketch so I can go back to it again and again!  I hope you'll find a good use for it and share your creation with us at the Players this week!  Meanwhile, check out what the others did here:

And speaking of leaves, Cassidy raked up a few straggly leaves (sadly, our leaves are really pathetic this year!) and jumped in them:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Falling Leaves (ret), Give Thanks (ret), Good Greetings (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss (ret), Autumn Day DSP (Photoplay)
 Ink Chocolate Chip
Accessories Corrugated Elements, Thick Baker's Twine (ret), Autumn Day Stickers
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Banner Punch, Embossing Plate (PTI)

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 gave 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 afternoon....it'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)