Friday, November 24, 2017

MM266, RRCB76 and FMS314 Vintage Santa


Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a lovely one, with lots of good food and wonderful news of upcoming engagement for one nephew and a baby for another!  I did get a little stamping time in the evening and had a chance to make a Christmas card for the Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches challenges:

I hadn't done a vintage card for a while, so I pulled out an old Papertrey set called Believe, stamped the Santa on some Crumb Cake cardstock and colored him in with my Copics.  I have to admit that his face is a little orange-y....I haven't used my Copics for a while, so I am a little rusty!  And my blending needs a little practice, but it was fun to do:

I added a "merry" in Always Artichoke, a snowflake of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper (although you can't see the sparkle), and banners of twill and vellum:

Here's the inside:

And since this image is from several years ago....maybe 2011 or so....I am entering it in the Retrorubber Challenge of Anything Goes!


So happy you popped in today!  And here is my crew, wishing you a belated Happy Thanksgiving!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Believe (Papertrey Ink)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake,Always Artichoke, Vellum,  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Christmas Special Edition DSP (Lost and Found)
 Ink Palette Noir
Accessories Maroon Twill (Papertrey Ink)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, White Watercolor Pencil, Deco Tree Die (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!  I am thankful for all  of my blog friends!  God bless you all!  I have been spending time with my family, but hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with some stamping goodies!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SIP126 Season of Thanks


Hi everyone!  It's time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  I love this prompt Justin created:

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I have been loving these Concord and 9th Season of Cheer dies; I cut one of each of all the dies in the set using some Mossy Meadow cardstock, and when I saw today's challenge, thought I would use these against a backdrop of some fall leaves from Colorful Seasons:

I stamped the leaves in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango, and added some little doodads in Real Red.  The big bold sentiments really make a statement!  I love them!

Please share your thankful creations at the SIP blog!  They don't have to be Thanksgiving cards...even just a thank you card would be great!  There are always people in our lives for whom we are thankful!  And speaking of thankful, I am thankful that Dana and Wayne got to visit Dana's half-brother Kevin in Key West this past week and attend his wedding:

Yes, he and Kristy got married on a big sailing ship...check out that beautiful sky and water!  Amazing!  They had this planned for quite a while and the recent hurricane altered their plans a wee bit, but all ended well!  Here are a few pix of Kevin and Dana:

Dana and Wayne took the opportunity to have a delayed honeymoon while in Key West, and really enjoyed everything the area had to offer!  But Cassidy is waiting patiently to have them come home!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Colorful Seasons
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow (ret)
 Ink Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango
Tools     Big Shot, Season of Cheer Dies (Concord and 9th)

Monday, November 20, 2017

CTD469 and SSC166 Blue Pines

Happy Monday, peeps!  Winding up for the Thanksgiving holiday, we have half-days at school this week, so my posting/stamping time might be a little limited!  I squeaked in a card before I fell into bed last night, using the Color Throwdown palette and the Sunday Stamps sketch:

I was intrigued by those blue and silver pinecones, so I pulled out Christmas Pines and went to work:

The pine branches were stamped with Silver Encore ink; the pine cones were stamped with Marina Mist and Pacific Point ink, then cut out with the Pretty Pines Thinlets:

I added a little sentiment from Stamploration's O Christmas Tree!  The squares are also backed by some silver glimmer paper and embellished with some rhinestone!  Love this color combination!

Cassidy enjoyed giving Grampy his birthday gift and explaining her card to him!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Pines, O Christmas Tree (Stamplorations)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
 Ink Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Silver Encore (ret)
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlets, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, November 19, 2017

PP 317 Warm and Cozy Mittens

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far!  Sandy is our Paper Players hostess this week with a warm and cozy clean and simple challenge:

Oh, I had so many ideas in my head for this one, but my time was extremely limited this weekend so it was a good thing it was a clean and simple challenge!  I have had these mitten dies forever and I pulled out some scraps of plaid DSP from Carta Bella and made three wee little mittens:

I "hung" them on some Cherry Cobbler thick baker's twine, and mounted them on a panel embossed with a Tim Holtz EF; I liked the debossed side, so that's what I used!  

I used the buffalo plaid paper to make a little banner with my new Concord and 9th dies, then added a sentiment from MFT's Hand Lettered Holiday:

And I used the same set for the inside sentiment, and I hung another little set of mittens from the tail of the cute!

I hope you'll play along with our clean and simple challenge this week...can't wait to see your cozy creations!  Be sure to check out what the DT has created as can see them all at the Paper Players!

My sister has been visiting for a few days from South Carolina, and we have been having a great time!  In the midst of that, we finally moved back into the kitchen and as of yesterday, all appliances are in and working!  What a blessing to have a dishwasher!  I don't have pix yet, as I've not "decorated" or gotten my trestle table in, but I promise I'll share soon.  Meanwhile, Gail and I went shopping at Goodwill, went to Longwood, and we all played with her dog, Daisy!  

You may recall seeing Daisy dressed in her raincoat during the hurricane in September:

While at Goodwill, Gail found this "warm and cozy"little outfit:

 She hates it, of course, but all had a good laugh while she ran around with it on!!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hand Lettered Holiday (My Favorite Things)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Christmas Delivery DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Thick Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Season of Cheer Dies (Concord and 9th), Mitten Dies (Nestabilities), Love Mittens Dies (Memory Box) Reindeer Knit EF (Tim Holtz), Dimensionals

Friday, November 17, 2017

AYSI163 Sail On

Happy Friday, peeps!  Phew, the end of a busy but productive week!  It's time for another As You See It challenge!  Check out this sketch:

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Yesterday was John's birthday, so I put the sketch to good use making his card with a couple of new-to-me stamp sets by Clearly Whimsy called Ocean Journey and Ocean Journey sentiments:

Since John used to have a sailboat, but doesn't any longer, he can look at this little boat longingly and dream of days when he used to be at the tiller!  I used Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist and Pacific Point for my colors; I was inspired by the gift wrap we used to wrap John's present:

Pretty bright!!  I used some retired DSPs for the background diecut and the paper-pieced hull, then colored in the mast and star with a marker.  I twisted some baker's twine and embroidery floss together to make the string:

The banners were various DSPs and stamped pieces and I added a little enamel star for embellishment:

The inside was stamped with anchors from the set as well as a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit:

Cassidy made her own card for Grampy; she used stickers to spell out "Happy John Day along with balloons that also spelled Happy Birthday (all her own idea):

And she liked my boat, so she decided to use the same image for the inside of her card, although hers is illustrated a little more than mine!!!  That girl LOVES my markers:

My favorite parts are the hand-drawn sea creatures at the bottom of the ocean, which she labeled just in case he couldn't figure out what they were:

I think I'll order "lopster" the next time we go out for seafood, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin sentiment, Ocean Journey, Ocean Journey Sentiments (Clearly Whimsy), Background Blocks (Concord & 9th)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Prints DSP (ret)
 Ink Basic Black, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories Emamel Star, White Baker's Twine, Embroidery Floss
Tools     Big Shot, Labels Framelits (ret), Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MM265 and JUGS419

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  I squeaked in a little stamping time last week is crazy and I really didn't think I'd get much time to stamp, but I guess we make time for the things we like, right?  I loved the Merry Monday theme of Outdoor Activities, and I always like silhouettes, so I also went with the JUGS challenge as well:

I have used a combination of old and new stamps for my card today!  This silhouette image of a boy sledding is one I got at a stamp show several years ago; I embossed him in white on some new-to-me papers from Simple Stories, then added some woodgrain stamping on the Crumb Cake base and although it's hard to see, the Cherry Cobbler panel also has some word stamping on it:

I sponged all around the edges of my embossed image as well as the Bordering Blue scalloped panel - another oldie (I just loved that color, why did SU get rid of it?) - and then tied a little linen thread behind it:

The sentiment and banner are also new-to-me items from Concord & 9th, called Christmas Cheer Turnabout stamp set and Ribbon Banner die.  The snowflake is from Seasonal Layers, also Bordering Blue and coated with glitter:

I hope you have a great day---thanks for popping it and be blessed!

Another couple pictures from Longwood....these topiaries are trimmed to look like big monsters!  

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sledding Boy (unknown), Joyful Noel, Christmas Cheer Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White (ret), Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Bordering Blue (ret), Winter Wonderland DSP (Simple Stories)
 Ink Crumb Cake, White Craft, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Glitter (Martha Stewart), Heat & Stick Powder, White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Ribbon Banner Die (Concord & 9th), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Layering Squares Framelits, Square Stitched Dies (Lil'Inkers), Heat Tool