Monday, January 15, 2018

SSC170 Eagles Birthday

Happy Monday, all!  The card I have today won't win any stamping contests, but hopefully it will win the approval of my SIL!!  It's Wayne's 40th birthday tomorrow, so I used the Sunday Stamps sketch to make a card for him:

Wayne is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan...any team from Philly, he's cheering for them.  Since the Eagles played and won on Saturday and are one step closer to the Super Bowl, I thought I would make him an Eagles-themed card:

I printed out some Eagles, fussy-cut them and adhered them to some Smoky Slate Stitched squares:

I used Labeler Alphabet to spell the banner, stamping it in Basic Black and Tranquil Tide, then added Large Numbers in Basic Black and put them all on a couple of diecut circles:

Gorgeous Grunge (ret) was used to stamp the background on my Tranquil Tide card.  And since my card was a wee bit bigger than the standard size, I created an envelope with some retired DSP and my Envelope Punch comes in handy when you need a special-sized envelope!!  And again, I have no pictures of Cassidy, but I do have a picture of another Eagles fan, chilling on the couch with her Eagles blanket!

Enjoy your day, stay warm if it's cold where you are, and be blessed!  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Stamp Ink Paper challenge!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Paper Players 367 Tis The Season

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I feel like I have been neglecting my blog friends, not visiting and commenting, so I apologize for that!  The sun finally came out yesterday and cheered me up a bit, although it was like going out in a Kansas tornado, the wind was so strong!  But January is like that!  Anyhoo, Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess this week and look at the colors that blew in from that crazy wind:

Love them together!  I chose white as my "other color", and I didn't even realize that I used the same Eastern Palace Specialty DSP for my card today as last week's card!!!  But it worked, that's all I can say!  I have gotten a slow start on my Christmas cards for this year, so I took the opportunity to make one using some Pretty Pines dies:

I cut out a sprig from each of the challenge colors and mounted them on a panel of Whisper White, adding a Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper bow and some rhinestones for a little extra shine!  The sentiment from Christmas Pines was stamped in Tranquil Tide; I cut the sentiment apart, which is simple to do since it's photopolymer, which made it easier to line up on two lines.  Here's a little better view of my "greenery":

On the inside I added a simple sentiment from Hearts Come Home (which was carried over, so you can still get it!) and some pine branches from Christmas Pines!

And since I have three sprigs of greenery, I am entering my card in the Jingle Belles challenge of "We Three Kings" have three of something on your card!  

I hope you'll play with us this at the Players week..the DT has come up with some incredible samples for your inspiration!!  Check them out at the Paper Players blog or right here:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan

I don't have any recent pix of Cassidy, but I thought I would share a couple things she "created" over the last few weeks!  One was a pew card she filled in one morning while in church (Mommy helped her), which I thought was really cute and heart-warming:

It may be a little hard to read, but she is thanking God for us being alive, and she checked off ALL the boxes on the request card!  On the other side, she felt she had the gift of doing the offering....which I could actually see her doing some day, LOL!  She could follow in Wayne and Grampy's footsteps, as they regularly take offering!  The other picture....totally the other side of the spectrum, was drawn on an offering of a pig!  Who can figure what is in children's minds, right?!  I love the little tail!

Thanks for popping by today and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Pines, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
 Ink Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlets, Project Life Page Framelits (ret), Project Life Corner Rounder (ret), Dimensionals

Friday, January 12, 2018

AYSI167 Epic Sneakers

Yay, it's Friday--the end of the work week, beginning of the weekend, and time for another As You See It challenge, and this week it's a fabulous sketch!  I always love our sketches, but this one in particular has lots of fun layers and great possibilities:

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I am still playing with Epic Celebrations from the SAB catalog and I've paired it today with some Bubbles and Fizz DSP:

This is basically a pretty simple card; I let the DSP do most of the work, but I did stamp the sneakers in Stazon ink and colored them with a Lemon Lime Twist marker, then added some shading with my aquapainter and Smoky Slate ink:

The sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and punched out with a circle punch, they layered with a scalloped diecut mat.  My final touch was some enamel stars for a little extra oomph!  I can see me using this sketch over and over about you?  Will you play along with us and share your creation?  Can't wait to see it at As You See It!

On a recent snow day, Cassidy wanted to make cupcakes.....I didn't take any photos of the finished product, but I will tell you that the icing colors were blue and purple!!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Epic Celebrations
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Gray, Bubbles and Fizz DSP
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Stazon Black, Smoky Slate
Accessories Enamel Stars (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Lemon Lime Twist Marker, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Thursday, January 11, 2018

FMS320 Birthday Wit

Happy Thursday, peeps...this will be a quick post as I have a busy day!  The FMS sketch by Rita is a fun one, even though I realized I didn't place my panels correctly!!!  I hope she's forgiving!

I don't usually make "funny" birthday cards, but the new Birthday Wit stamp was too cute to pass up, and the large panel was perfect for this large sentiment.  I added a little fox created with the Fox Builder punch and Foxy Friends stamp set and used Cajun Craze and Foil Frenzy for the background

Isn't he a cutie....especially since he left his little footprints all over the card!!

Thanks for popping in today...enjoy your day and be blessed!

Just a couple of crazy girls!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Epic Celebration Guitar

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  This is my first foray into using Brushos!  A few months ago I had no clue what they even were, but now SU is selling some so I thought I would give them a try.  There is definitely a learning curve and I have found lots of help on the internet, but there are several different ways to use them!  So I am in practice mode right now!  I am happy that SU has come out with some masculine stamp sets this spring and I thought the guitar from the SAB set Epic Celebration would be perfect to use with the CAS Watercolour Challenge for January, which is Birthday!

I started out with some cheapie watercolor paper, since as I said, I was in "practice" mode, and I was pretty happy with my first one...I made two, they're very similar but of course, with any watercoloring, no two are ever alike! So here we go with the first one: 

I stamped my image and sentiment with Versamark and black ink together, then heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder; I used an aquapainter to lay down some water around the images, then sprinkled on blue and yellow Brusho and tilted the paper a bit, "helping" the color spread with my aquapainter.  It looks pretty "epic"!!  The sentiment was punched out with a circle punch and matted with Basic Black cardstock diecut with the Scalloped Layering Framelit.  The card base was Crushed Curry:

Same technique, card base is Dapper Denim:

You can see how different each one is, depending on how much Brusho you use and how it blends!  Definitely need more practice!  

 Cassidy went to a birthday party before Christmas...the little boy's mom and Dana went to Sunday School together and now their children are too!  In the background, you can see my great-nephew Jameson as well!  It's a family affair!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SIP132 Cake Walk

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I am going through a bit of a post-holiday stamping slump!  Thankfully the Stamp Ink Paper challenge of "Cake Walk" helped get me started on my January birthday cards!

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Doesn't that cake look delicious?!  My only problem was that I have NO cake stamps....can you believe it?!  At least not one I could remember!  But I DID remember that SU's Birthday Memories DSP has several cake images in it, so I went with that!  So here we go:

My sketch came from the challenge at Global Design Project, which is to CASE Krista's pretty card:

I used a piece of the DSP for my background and fussy-cut a cake from another piece of DSP for my focal point; I added a little embossed background piece, a small doily, a happy birthday sentiment  and banner from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, and finally, some silver glimmer paper squiggles!  Perhaps a bit busy, but I love all the fun embellishments!

I had originally used Berry Burst for my banner, but it didn't seem to match my paper as well as I wanted it to, so I used Rose Red; now in the photo, the Rose Red doesn't match!  At any rate, I am sure the recipient will enjoy it (and not be as critical as I am, LOL!)!

So why don't you go on a cake walk of your own and share your "cake" creations with us at Stamp Ink Paper?  We can't wait to see them!

Cassidy sharing her new Uno card-holder!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Rose Red, Powder Pink, Silver Glimmer, Birthday Memories DSP, Christmas Around the World DSP (ret)
 Ink Rose Red
Accessories Doily (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Bitty Banners Die, Chalk Talk Die, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Patterned Pumpkin Thinlets (all ret)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Paper Players 375 Friends Furever

Happy Sunday, peeps!  After a refreshing break, the Paper Players are back!!  Sandy is our hostess today with a Punny Valentine theme:

I do have a punny Valentine set but I wanted to challenge myself to use a non-Valentine stamp set, so I pulled out Bella and Friends for my card today:

I stamped Bella and her little turtle friend in Basic Black ink and did some watercoloring with reinkers.  I used Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist for my colors, and the Labeler Alphabet comes in handy for making up your own punny sentiments like this one!  I used some Eastern Palace and Naturally Eclectic DSPs for my background.

My sketch is from Hand-Stamped Sentiments:

We would be so excited if you participated with our challenge this week...a fun one to start off 2018!  Be sure to share your creations with us at the Paper Players blog, and be sure to check out the submissions of our DT, including our new guest designer, Elizabeth Stewart!

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan

At seven, Cassidy still loves to play with her baby she got for Christmas actually crawls and talks (in a kind of creepy voice, but I didn't tell her that)!  Here, she is lining up all the accessories she got and naming them for me one by one!

Enjoy your day, stay warm if it's cold where you are and thanks for popping in!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Bella and Friends, Labeler Alphabet
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Eastern Palace DSP, Naturally Eclectic DSP
 Ink Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Soft Sky
Tools     Aquapainter, Big Shot, ZigZag Embossing Folder (ret), Dimensionals