- Little Red Wagon (use a doily)
- and Color Throwdown
Such fun, bright colors!!! It makes me smile! Now I am off to mow! Have a great day!
Cassidy was lining up all her FP people and she told me they were going for a walk!
Happy Thursday, peeps! The weekend is almost here….I am getting ready for a yard sale, so I may be MIA for a day or so, LOL! I loved the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week:
My friend lent me a stamp of a beautiful rural scene and my first attempt was to color it in with Copics….did okay, until I got to the sky. It’s now in the trash. So I decided to just stamp it in one color, which in this case was Riding Hood Red, and I stamped it on the new Epic Day This & That paper….there was a page that had a farm ledger on it---perfect for my image! I turned the sketch on its side:
Can you see the ledger entries here?:
Cool, huh? I added a country check border on one edge and added a little “gratitude” tag:
and a little farm label at the top:
I love the RHR and Baja Breeze combo…so going to miss these retiring colors! Any questions? Give me an email holler!
You never know what will keep Cassidy occupied for 15 minutes or so….yesterday it was peeling “strings” off the rhubarb I was cutting from the garden…..crazy kid!
Finally, humor me here…..if you don’t care about nature, birds and spring, you can ignore the rest of this post. My family knows that around this time of the year, my ear is subconsciously cocked for the sound of my favorite bird, the Baltimore Oriole. I have loved it since I first saw a picture of one as a child….maybe it’s because it was orange. I finally saw one in my yard a couple of years ago and I actually heard it before I saw it. I pretty much know all the birds in my little piece of heaven and what they sound like and I knew I hadn’t heard that call before! Anyway, I can be in the house doing chores or stamping, and if I hear that sound out of the corner of my ear, I leap like a crazy woman for the door, with my binoculars in hand, and search the treetops until I find him!! Yesterday was THE DAY!! I kept hearing him but I just couldn’t find him…..I must have run outside in the rain four or five times, but I FINALLY SAW HIM!!! Not once, but twice! I don’t have any pictures, because it was pouring rain and I don’t have a telescopic lens, but what a thrill….he was back & forth between two trees quite close to the house, so I got to see him nibbling on maple whirligigs and something in our pine tree. Usually they are very shy and stay away from the house! SO….in honor of my Baltimore Oriole sighting, I made another card using a digi vintage BH&G cover image from 1934 (10 cents a copy!)….same sketch as above, a wee bit of stamping on the front, and definitely not one of my best cards, but a nice way to commemorate my nerdy birdwatching success:
Thanks for visiting today!!!
Good morning peeps! Can you handle three quick cards today? All feature new sneak peek stamps (or new-to-me stamps!), sneak peek products, or sneak peek colors!!! The first one is a quickie using my favorite go-to layout featuring Strawberry Slush, a new In Color; the new Mosaic Madness stamp set and the corresponding Modern Mosaic EF and Mosaic Punch:
The next one uses some Gingham Garden Washi Tape and the new Label Love stamp set:
Of course, you know there is a punch to match!!! I just LOVE this one!
And finally another one featuring Epic Day This & That Washi Tape and Mosaic Madness again, this time stamped on the Canvas Ribbon and accented with a jumbo fabric flower:
The little sentiment is a new-to-me stamp set called A Fitting Occasion….this was on my wish list for a while and since it made it into the new catalog, I snagged it!
This last card is for the Catered Crop’s Fabric of Friendship challenge (to use fabric) and Just Add Ink’s Woodgrain challenge…..yup, it’s there!!! I used the Woodgrain embossing folder! AND it uses the both the Fusion Card sketch and theme for Hypothesis 6 this week!
Thanks for peeking in today!
Cassidy had fun playing with a bubble gun over the weekend:
Wheeee! Happy Tuesday, peeps! Are you ready for a windy inspiration photo for today’s ColourQ challenge?
Isn’t this a cool kite? I am not too good at kite-flying, but I sure would like to give this one a try! I felt the bold graphics in this image were a great segue to sneak-peek the upcoming Mosaic Madness set that will be in the new catalog:
I wish this photo did this card justice….it’s really vibrant and bold IRL! I also used the Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch from this week, which is a great basic sketch, simple enough to carry these elements:
I started by embossing my white panel with the new Modern Mosaic EF, then using my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the images on the embossing. The new mosaic punch makes it a snap to punch out the larger images….the smaller Calypso Coral ones I cut out with my snips:
I added some strategically-placed rhinestones and a cute little sentiment stamped on top of one of the borders that comes with the set:
My mind is spinning with more ideas with this set! Meanwhile, I hope your mind is spinning with ideas on how to use these cool colors together, and I hope you’ll share them with us at the ColourQ blog! As usual, the courtiers have stamped some marvelous projects, and be sure to check out our new member, Melissa!
A rite of spring:
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, whatever you did! I had a very relaxing Sunday and was able to get some fun stamping into my day!
I just realized that the front of my card has NO stamping on it!!! I found some cute Tim Holtz papers featuring this retro Santa:
added a few diecuts – the sentiment “merry” and some glimmer paper snowflakes, and it was done!
I did stamp a sentiment and some snowflakes on the inside of my Sahara Sand card base:
Easy peasy, and nice and flat for mailing!!! I hope you’ll make a fabulous Christmas card using this sketch….and I hope you’ll share it with us at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper! And while you’re there, check out all the other samples as well for even more inspiration!
Playground fun with Lambie:
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! I hope it’s a wonderful day for all the moms out there!!! Jaydee has a fabulous color challenge for us today:
I have to admit that this one threw me for a loop at first! Having just gone through almost ALL my stamp sets while remodeling, I was convicted that I need to spread the love around a bit! So I pulled out a couple of PTI sets for my card today:
I used a couple of different embossing folders:
and two different banner dies:
and I punched out a couple of hearts from the leftover plaid images for the inside:
I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch as well for my card; I did offset my circle just a little for some added visual interest:
Now, what can you do with these fun colors? Floral? Masculine? Can’t wait to see! Stop by the Paper Players blog to see what everyone else created!!! And if you have any questions about my project, just shoot me an email!
My great-nephew took Cassidy a ride in his “Hummer”…..note the fact that she is in the driver’s seat, but he is driving!!! And the seat belts had to be fastened too!
Enjoy your day!