Saturday, July 4, 2015

CCMC362 and CTS130

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Happy 4th of July everyone!  Wishing all my American friends an awesome day!  A lot of birthdays popped up in my reminder calendar, so I thought I’d better get to work!  I never seem to have enough masculine cards, so I thought the color challenge from Create with Connie & Mary was a good one, and appropriate for today:

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and I incorporated it with the sketch from CAS(e) This Sketch:

I used the image from Amazing Birthday, stamping it in Lost Lagoon and Real Red and did some old-fashioned “cut and paste”!! 

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Stars were from Something to Say, and the birthday sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life.  I cut the banner with the Banner Triple punch, adding a Lost Lagoon mat. 

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I used the Delicate Designs die and EF (retired) to create the edge on the white panel, and embossed my Crumb Cake card base with the Large Polka Dot EF.  I love the dots AND the colors!!!  Thanks for visiting today!

Cassidy went to a wedding a wee bit back, and had fun dancing with her little girlfriend!  Their dresses even matched a bit!

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Enjoy your day! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge, too!

Friday, July 3, 2015

SIP3 and FMS193

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Happy Friday, peeps! Hope you have some fun holiday plans for the weekend!  My plan is to do some cleaning, LOL!  I did make a card for my friend, using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (turned on its side):

and the colors from Stamp, Ink Paper:

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And here’s my card using Friendly Wishes and Endless Thanks:

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The DSP from the Occasions catalog fit a card from me, since most of my spare time these days are spent knitting!  I added some DSP from Cherry on Top and retired Fresh Prints; some Bermuda Bay twine, and a heart from the Circle Card Framelit:

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I love these colors! 

It’s blueberry-picking season, and we took Cassidy for the first time.  She was not much help picking, and after a few whiny moments, she wasn’t too bad.  We didn’t stay out too long either!

The farmer gave us a little cart because the path was very muddy:

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Cassidy & her baby doll really enjoyed this part:

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Helping Grampy pick (and eat):

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Part of the first haul:

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Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TSOT225 and CYCI76

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Happy Thursday, peeps!  Phew, the last day of swimming lessons is today and I will be happy to get back to our old routine!  Cassidy does enjoy it, though, and the lessons are necessary!  But my stamping time was severely cut short, LOL!  Found some time yesterday to make a thank you card using the Can You Case It challenge:

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along with the sketch challenge from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday:

I chose Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron for my colors, along with the neutral Very Vanilla:

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I love the prints in the Pretty Petals DSP line, this one might be my favorite!  I added some “scallops” by punching out some VV 3/4” circles and lining them up along the bottom edge of the DSP.  I diecut a tag with the new Tags & Framelits, added a heart from the January Paper Pumpkin stamp set and a bird from Everything Eleanor.  The leaves are from Endless Thanks, as is the sentiment.  I also added some retired crochet trim and an organdy rose:

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Thanks for popping by today!

Remember the sunflower post from here?  When I returned from visiting my college roomies this past weekend, I found one blossom had bloomed!  This shot up probably two feet in a week and a half!  Cassidy was not happy about posing with it, however:

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She was more interested in trying to shoot a bee that was on top of it with her new Nerf gun:

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She didn’t hit the bee, but she did land it waaaaaay up on a leaf, LOL!

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paper Players 251

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Happy Sunday, peeps!  Wow, this past week was a crazy one!  A big storm,  no power for a couple of days and a trip to visit my college roomies!  Havin’ a good time!  Nance is our hostess this week for the Paper Players with an awesome sketch!  Check it out:

I pulled out some new goodies and went to work:

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I love the rustic feel of this woodgrain from the Farmer’s Market DSP and I thought it went nicely with the florals from Awesomely Artistic (which I can tell will be getting a lot of use from me this year!):

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I stamped them with Stazon black on watercolor paper and did some loose coloring with Tangelo Twist and Pear Pizzazz, then added a banner with a sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts.  I added the dragonfly and some speckles in Smoky Slate on the background:

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The orange banner was a piece of Tangerine Tango in my stash that I had stamped in a gingham pattern but decided not to use, so I resurrected it for this project!  I also had a little heart button floating around on my desk, so I added some linen thread and plopped it on there too!

This is such a great sketch, I hope that you’ll play along with us this week…can’t wait to see what you create!  Check out what the others did as well:

Cassidy accompanied me to the garden with her own shovel that Grampy got her and her snow boots, since she doesn’t have any wellies….we’ll be on the lookout for some of them at yard sales this summer!

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I think this must be her pirate face, LOL!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

FMS

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Happy Saturday, peeps! Hope your weekend is moving along nicely!  Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card this week, and the Freshly Made Sketches sketch came to the rescue:

Petite Pairs has the nicest sympathy sentiments for inside and outside your card, so I used it with the new Tags & Labels Framelits, the small and large butterfly punches and Pretty Petals DSP:

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I stamped the larger fern from Awesomely Artistic on the tag, and added some washi to the smaller butterfly.  Its antenna was created with some baker’s twine, and I added a little shimmery sequin just because!

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And here’s the simple inside:

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Enjoy your day, and be sure to come back tomorrow for our next Paper Players challenge!

A playdoh (and toothpick) birthday cake creation!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Leon Day

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Have you ever heard of Leon Day?  Me either!  Well, Leon is “Noel” spelled backwards, and June 25 signals that Christmas is only six months away!  I decided to join Patience Brewster in celebrating Leon Day and since I tend to focus on hand-stamped cards for Christmas, that’s what I went for!  I perused the PB website (there are so many interesting Christmas ornaments and decorations there….so cute!) and came up with this one called Huck Raccoon as my inspiration!  And here is my card, using the retired Merry Crittermas:

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I stamped the wee raccoons with Stazon and watercolored them, then added a banner (Endless Thanks and Good Greetings), and oval frame, some red & white baker’s twine and some diecut holly!

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Then I stamped this fun sentiment & added a diecut on the inside: 

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Both the holly & jolly diecuts are from Lil’Inker, as is the sentiment!  I hope you’ll pop by the Patience Brewster website to get yourself in the holiday mood!  Thanks for stopping by today!

We lost our power this week for 30 hours due to a quick-moving storm on Tuesday….not a fun thing when you rely on a well and the pump to get water.  Blessedly,  the weather was cool and not humid, so we didn’t suffer that way!  We got our power back today and now we’re scrambling to clean up…when you have no water, you can’t clean!  Very thankful for the repair crews!

Cassidy made a tent for her little boy doll using a blanket and her chairs!

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Nighty night!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ten Minute TSOT224

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Hi peeps!  Another post for today, let’s just say I needed a really quick card for today’s Try Stampin’ On Tuesday challenge.  Love this sketch by Kaylin!

There’s also a twist, so you can use the inspiration photo in addition to the sketch, or just the sketch or photo!  You choose!  I knew I wanted to use some of the new DSP I got; this stripe is from the English Garden series, and it reminded me of a beach umbrella!  I am not quite ready to let go of Coastal Cabana either, so I stamped a quick flower from Flower Shop, popped it up on a circle of CC DSP, added a CC thank you from the Greetings thinlit and mounted it all on a cardbase of heavyweight white cardstock that I embossed with the Large Polka Dot EF.  I just love how this stuff embosses, too!

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Hope you will play along with us this week…you’ve got TWO weeks to participate!  And check out the samples from the other designers at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday as well!

Putting the babies to bed (after swimming lessons!):

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The teddy bear belonged to Mommy….

Enjoy your day!