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 today...be 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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

FMS308 and CC79 Rustic Neutrals


Hi all!  I had a nice relaxing evening and had fun creating this neutral-hued card for The Card Concept and the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:


So here we go:


For the "style" that I used here, I guess it could be called Classy Elegant or maybe Shabby Chic!  I started with a Crumb Cake background and pulled out a really old background stamp called Weathered and stamped it with Craft White ink.  I used a Tim Holtz brick embossing folder for the Very Vanilla panel; the wreath is made with some Kraft cardstock; the pumpkins are stamped in various neutral shades, and the leaves were diecut from Soft Sky, Mint Macaron and Lost Lagoon that were sponged with Craft White ink to soften the colors a bit.


I added some sequins, a Champagne Foil horizontal panel, and a sympathy sentiment inside and out:
  

So happy you dropped by today!

Cassidy was proud to show me the plant she is growing in school!
  

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Pick a Pumpkin, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Weathered (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Champagne Foil, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Kraft (ret), Soft Sky, Mint Macaron (ret), Lost Lagoon (ret)
 Ink Soft Suede, Craft White, Sahara Sand
Accessories Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles, Patterned Pumpkins Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Brick Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quilted Birthday


Hi everyone!  It's Wednesday, the middle of the week!  Yippee! I needed a special birthday card for a crafty friend, and I thought I would play around with the Christmas Quilt set since there are just so many possibilities with this set and I have barely scratched the surface with them!  

I liked the colors and print in this Painted Autumn DSP but I thought it might be a bit busy with the quilt triangle; I tried it and it wasn't too bad!  I stamped four triangles with Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Soft Sky inks, then cut them out with the matching die.  I "sewed" them together with more triangles of Very Vanilla, this time using the "stitched" portion of the die set.  I just love how this looks!  To make things a bit easier, I used a piece of scrap paper on which to adhere my triangles first, it just made it easier to trim the edges when centering it on my card.



But the best part was creating that little "spool" of thread and that darling needle!!!  Oh, I just couldn't believe how cute it was, diecut from some silver foil:


I put them all together with the sentiment from the set, added a birthday wish on the inside, and it was done!  Maybe I should have actually threaded some floss through the needle!  I'll do that next time!   I can't wait to play with this set some more!

Taking Cassidy shopping with us is always an adventure, especially if you're in a tile and marble showroom, and there is a giant marble bathtub in the waiting room right inside the front door:
  

This wasn't on our list for the remodeling project, but it would be fun to take a bath in it!!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Quilt
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Painted Autumn DSP, Silver Foil
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky
Accessories Embroider Floss
Tools     Big Shot, Quilt Builder Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 120 Neon Halloween


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  It's that time, another Stamp Ink Paper challenge is upon us!  Today, we got some bright neon colors for you....lime, orange and black!  Try as I might, I could not resist doing another Halloween card, pulling out some old and new stuff!

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I love things in threes, and this layout is a favorite of mine, especially when I have colors that are a little challenging, LOL!  I used several fun dies to create my card, along with a wee little bit of stamping:


It's all pretty straightfoward; the bats were punched from an old SU punch and sponged with craft white ink; the "trick or treat" die is from Impression Obsession:


The pumpkin is also Impression Obsession; the tendrils are from Patterned Pumpkin and the face is from Pick a Pumpkin.  I also used Lil' Inker Stitched Dies, SU Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes Dies as well as the Halloween sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes!



A fun, non-scary Halloween creation!  And since this uses a set from 2009 (Teeny Tiny Wishes), I am submitting this to RetroRubber's Halloween challenge:


Now, what will you create with these bright colors?  Can't wait to see....share your masterpiece with us at the Stamp Ink Paper blog!

Speaking of neon, here is how my granddaughter greeted me yesterday morning...no school because of the holiday, and she was full of herself!


And I am hoping that by Thanksgiving, I won't be taking pictures in the garage any more...we're getting closer!  We actually picked out a countertop, sink and faucet yesterday!  Woohoo!

Thanks for popping in today!  Be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Teeny Tiny Wishes, Pick a Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
 Ink Basic Black, Craft White
Accessories Enamel Dots (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Patterned Pumpkin Framelits, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil'Inker),  Bat Punch (ret), Trick or Treat Die (Impression Obsession 342-A), Pumpkin Die  (Impression Obsession 350-T), Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Monday, October 9, 2017

MTS197 Burlap Pumpkin


Happy Monday, peeps!  Hope you had a good weekend, we did!  I snuck in a little stamping time yesterday (I should have been painting,😏) and played with the Match the Sketch sketch:

I needed a thank-you card for a customer and I had not yet used any of these patterns from Painted Harvest.  I paired it the Patterned Pumpkin and Bouquet Bunch dies to make my creation:


I cut the large outline pumpkin from Cajun Craze cardstock, then traced the outline on another piece and cut it out slightly smaller to fit behind.  Before I adhered it, I stamped it with Versamark and the Burlap background stamp...I love the "texture" it gives!  I added a little tag and some Soft Sky ribbon and it was done!  Off in the mail it will go!


We had such a fun time at our reunion!  It was a small crowd but it was still nice to see some familiar faces from so long ago!  There is a winery nearby that also does catering and we were treated to some yummy Italian dishes while we reminisced!  Here I am with my sweet friend Vanelle (I am willing to bet you've never heard of that name before)....we have been friends since second grade, and she traveled all the way from Colorado to Pennsylvania to be with us!


Our school colors are maroon and gold and I thought they looked so pretty with the glass jars in the windowsill!



We decided we should get together more often...especially those of us close by...and Mario, the owner of the winery, said he would be happy to accommodate us, LOL!!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Teeny Tiny Wishes, Burlap
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake,  Painted Harvest DSP
 Ink Versamark, Cajun Craze
Accessories Soft Sky Ribbon
Tools     Big Shot, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Patterned Pumpkin Framelits, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 8, 2017

PP365 Joanne's Color Challenge


Hi everyone!  Hope your Sunday is going well!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge!  This week, the uber-creative Joanne is our hostess with an interesting color palette:


I had a couple of ideas for these colors, in fact I created one and really wasn't that enthusiastic about it, so I did another...much better!  One thing about the mini catalogs...there are tons of cute sets in them, but I rarely get a lot of use from them before the next one comes out!  That's what happened with this set from last year's mini...it's called Thankful Forest Friends, and it has the cutest little animals in it and yet, I don't think I have inked it up but once or twice!  So I gave them some love (and ink) for today's card:


I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock in Crushed Curry, first coloring in the acorn with an Early Espresso marker before stamping.  Then I added some Peekaboo Peach color to a few of the leaves with some ink and a blender pen.  It was framed with a photo frame diecut in Crushed Curry, under which I tucked a bear and fox, which were stamped separately and fussy-cut out:


I also did some stamping on the bottom portion of the frame and added some stitched die-cut leaves and embroidery floss.  The Early Espresso mat was embossed with the Woodland embossing folder to continue the "forest" theme.  I haven't stamped an inside sentiment yet....probably a Thanksgiving one will be appropriate!

The design team has some really neat cards using these colors...check them out below, and then be sure to share your creations with us at the Paper Players blog!


Dana posted a few of her wedding photos on FB, so I snagged this one of the whole family:


Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Thankful Forest Friends (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach
 Ink Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach
Accessories Embroidery Floss
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Leaves Dies (Lawn Fawn), Photo Frame Die (Lil'Inker), Woodland Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Early Espresso Marker