Saturday, February 6, 2016

AYSI122 Hello and Thank You

Hey, everyone!  Hope you're having a great Saturday!  I squeezed in some crafty time...can't say stamping time, because I didn't stamp a thing on either of these two cards for As You See It's sketch challenge:

 I had this really cute heart paper from Authentique, and although I probably wouldn't use it for a Valentine's card, it would suit for other occasions.  Did some diecutting and added some embellies, and here we go:

Both used retired Bordering Blue cardstock for the base, with mats of Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze and diecuts of Chocolate Chip.  I added some ribbon on one and a button and linen thread on the other.  I just love the "knit" feel of these little hearts:

Thanks for visiting today!  I don't have any pix of Cassidy, but I just snagged these quick photos of a yellow-bellied sapsucker (you're probably sick of seeing him) and a nuthatch:

and a gorgeous sunset from last week out across the back field:

Be sure to pop back tomorrow as I'll be the hostess for the Paper Players!  Enjoy!

Friday, February 5, 2016

FMS222 and CQC327

Happy Friday, everyone!  Yay, the weekend is upon us!  I made some thank you cards for some sweet friends; the first uses the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for this week and they both use the color palette from the ColourQ Challenge:

I just happened to have a piece of Pool Party cardstock already laying on my desk, so I went with it:

I used a scrap from the Love Blossoms stack with a mat of Cherry Cobbler; a little banner of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and a snippet of Pool Party sparkly ribbon!  I diecut my "thanks" from Ruby Red, then added a Pool Party punched heart and a little bling!  Just for a little "movement", I added the swoosh from Work of Art on the card base along with a couple of little splatters from Timeless Texture!

I while I had my heart punch out, I utilized some more scraps to make another card, this one is notecard-size:

I added a sentiment from Endless thanks and some yummy Cherry Cobbler twine!  Thanks for visiting!

AJ and Liam got a suds-intense hair-washing from Miss Cassidy earlier this week:

We have the cleanest dolls in Chester County!  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hostess Party Projects

Hi peeps!  Happy Thursday to all!  This past weekend I had my Hostess Appreciation party!  We ate some lunch, played a game and did some stamping with products from the Occasions catalog:

This was my favorite project, a little tissue holder created by my sweet friend Vicki!  You can see her project here!  It is amazingly easy and so cute!  I used Blushing Bride cardstock and Birthday Bouquet DSP with Greatest Greetings and What I love Stamp sets in Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder inks:

This little 4 1/4" square card uses the same DSP, Mint Macaron cardstock and a little honeycomb embellishment with some baker's twine:

and Honeycomb Happiness for this inside:

The third project was a wee little coffee cup (from a restaurant supply store), covered with some papers from the Love Blossom 6x6 stack.  It featured a little banner diecut of Rose Red cardstock and  an"xoxo" from Blushing Bride glimmer paper (both from the Circle Card thinlits):

The top of the lid has a sweet sentiment from Suite Sayings (what a great set!) and a glimmer paper heart:

And we filled it up with some Valentine candy!  We also did a paper heart from January's Paper Pumpkin kit!

Here are Alison, Joan, Kathy and Robyn, hard at work!!!

As well as Linda, Debbie, Lesley and Sandy!

Sandy showing off her little candy cup!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TSOT 256 Love You Sew

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  The Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch this week gave me the perfect opportunity to use one of the cutest sets in the Occasions catalog:  Love You Sew!  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

The sentiments and images in this set just make me giggle!  I love them!  I paired them with some Birthday Bouquet DSP on my 4 1/4" square card and used Watermelon Wonder for the main image; Pink Pirouette for the background and Mint Macaron for the embellishments!  No extra doodads on this card, just stamped images, cardstock and DSP!

Be sure to check out the cute samples from the DT at Try Stampin' on Tuesday---they are really wonderful this week!  And play along with us too...either on the blog or on our FB page!

Movie time with Mommy....unfortunately, I think she fell asleep before Norm of the North was over!

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Paper Players 280 Yellow Bird

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Wow, can you believe it is the last day of January?!  I am excited to spend some time today with my club hostesses!  I stopped my clubs temporarily, so this is a chance for me to reconnect with them and show them my appreciation.  But first, it's time for the Paper Players, and Jaydee is our hostess today with a fun Tic-tac-toe challenge!

As soon as I saw "birds", I knew that I would be using that bottom horizontal line for my card!  It gave me a chance to use lots and lots of images, papers and elements for my eclectic card:

Hello Honey and Basic Black are the main colors I've used, along with some MME Sunshine papers.  I've used a plethora of stamps, including Red Lead Paperworks' Bird,  SU's Timeless Textures, Crafty Secrets Birds, Simon Says Stamp Grid Background, and a stamp set from Pink Paislee that has no name on just has lots of vintagey French ephemera and cool uplifting sentiments!  I added a wee bit of watercoloring to my bird, and a shabby seam binding bow, along with a diecut zigzag edge:

A couple of banners, one in champagne glimmer paper, and a sweet little sentiment:

And you can see the Grid background stamped in white, along with some other textures and bird images!  Oooh, I had so much fun making this card!  My desk was a mess but I was HAPPY!

I didn't make this card for any particular occasion, so I left the inside blank...when the need arises, I can add the appropriate sentiment!  Now, let's see how the other designers used the tic-tac-toe grid!  Check them out:

And I hope you'll play along with us as well!

Cassidy is "potty training" her little boy baby doll Liam (who is anatomically correct, which makes for some interesting scenarios!) and she made a Potty Chart, with 100 spaces on it.  Amazingly, he got all 100 check marks on his first try, LOL!  We should all learn so quickly, right?!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

FMS221 Hello

Happy Saturday, all!  Just a very quick post, a CAS card for Freshly Made Sketches:

I desperately wanted to use this gorgeous Pool Party glimmery ribbon that's in the spring mini, and that big "hello" from the Hello set was perfect for the sentiment:

I love the combination of Pool Party and Basic that's what I used!  Ribbon & sequins, and it was done!  Easy peasy!

Cassidy decided to build a ski/shoveling machine with her Legos....all the snow must have prompted her engineering decision!       


Enjoy your day!

Friday, January 29, 2016

CYCI104 and CTD377 Sympathy

Happy Friday, peeps!  We made it to the weekend!  Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card this week so I used the Can You Case It sketch and the Color Throwdown colors:


I pulled out some old Indigo Bleu papers and an Artistic Outpost stamp called The Outpost:

After diecutting my background pieces with various stitched dies, I did some random stamping of the leaves in Crushed Curry and Smoky slate.  I stamped the house image on Ivory Naturals with Crumb Cake ink and my sentiment from Daily Designs Sentiments (Papertrey) in Soft Suede.  My final embellishment were three little stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn:

The sentiment on the inside is also from Papertrey (Everyday Blessings), and I added some leaves there too.

Enjoy your day!