Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sweet Sugarplum Birthday for HSS#268

 
 
 
Hello Friends!
  
Welcome Back!


 
Happy Friday!

Yup, enjoy that big smile on your face!
I know it's there! 'Cause I have one too!
 
 
 
Today's Card is for a Sketch Challenge!
 
Hand Stamped Sentiments #268
 
 
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
 
I really like the softness of the Sketch Challenge's colors!
I went with the Gray, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate,
 and for the Pink, I used Sweet Sugarplum!
Originally this was going to be masculine...but the
Gingham was calling my name when I pulled out the Ribbon!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 

 
A simple Birthday!
I used the retired Succulent Garden DSP...I saved the two
Gingham printed sheets from that DSP!
The rest I sent onto a fellow stamper to use up!
I used the NEW Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon
across the front of the Card!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!


 
I love to give cards for Birthday's!
My thing has always been...try to remember and
Bless all whose Birthday's you celebrate...Family,
Friends, Co-Workers, Neighbors!
Nothing beats a Card sent with Love!
I want them to know that Birthday's are not for gifts...but
love and best wishes
from those that send those to them!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's Stamped to match envelope!
 
 
 
I like the Gingham...I would love a whole DSP Paper Stack
with all the colors of SU. Maybe one of each, Color Collections!
Subtles, Brights, Regals, Neutrals, and In-Colors!
Ah, Wishes and Dreams are Free!
 
 
 
 
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
 
Cardstock:
Smoky Slate-card base
Basic Gray-front mat, inside strip mat, greeting banner mat
Sweet Sugarplum-scallop circle, background strip
Whisper White-inside panel, cake circle
 
 
Stamp Sets:
Birthday Delivery-cake, gifts on envelope
Five For All-cake circle
Special Celebrations-inside sentiment
 
DSP:
Succulent Garden-retired, gingham front panel, inside strip
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting/embossing machine
Layering Circles Framelits-scallop circle
Stitched Shapes Framelits-cake circle
Bunch of Banners Framelits-greeting banner
 
Accessories:
1/2" Gingham Ribbon, Smoky Slate-across the front
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 

 
 I think this still could be masculine...what do you think?
Let me know in your comments!



Here is Today's 'C' Note!

 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Chillax to you ALL!
 

 
 


Clean and Simple Summer Fun for PP#353

 
 
 
Hello Friends!
 
Welcome back for another peek at
another Card!
 
Today's Card is for
the Paper Players
PP#353
 
 
It is an inspiration picture!
 
 
 
Look at this Challenge...I want to be there now!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!

 
This was so Simple to make!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 
 

 
Brought is the same elements to the inside!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
 
 
 
Also brought the hat and flip flops to the envelope!
 
 
 
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Whisper White Thick-card base
Crumb Cake-front square
Marina Mist-front square
Daffodil Delight-sun
 
Stamp Sets:
Gorgeous Grunge-retired, spots on the 2 squares
Colorful Seasons-greeting, inside sentiment
Day At The Beach-retired, hat, flip flops, sun
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Marina Mist-dots on square, inside sentiment
Crumb Cake-dots on square, inside hat and flip flops
Daffodil Delight-sun
 
VersaMark Watercolor Pad-for front hat and flip flops
Stampin' Emboss Powder, White-to emboss the hat and flip flops
on card front. Then they were fussy-cut and adhered!
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting, embossing machine
Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-2 squares on the front (looks like wave marks!)
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
I love the Beach!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' note!
 
 
I agree!!!
 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and more Beach Days to you ALL!
 
 


 
 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Coffee Cafe Love for CAS(E) This Sketch #230

 
 
 
Hello Friends!
Welcome back for a peek at Today's Card!
 
So HAPPY you could peek!
 
 
Today's Card is for a Sketch Challenge!
 
CAS(E) This Sketch #230
 
 
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 
 

 
Oh, yes coffee does help!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 
 
 
Although the DSP reflects a 'Starbucks' color theme...
I am still a Dunkin' Donuts girl!
I just don't like 'burnt' coffee taste.
Although, I must say, Starbucks 'blonde' is palatable!
(I will get that, if no DD's around!)
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
 

 
Had to carry the coffee rings to the envelope!
 
 
 
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Early Espresso-card base, lid for cup
Whisper White-inside panel, used to stamp cup and greeting onto
Crumb cake-sleeve on coffee cup
Real Red-stopper on the lid
 
Coffee Break DSP-front sections, strip inside
 
Stamp Sets:
Coffee Café-cup, greeting, coffee beans on envelope
Timeless Textures-retired, coffee rings on envelope
 
Verve-Coffee Helps-inside sentiment
 (I purchased a couple of Stamp Sets from Verve...for the sentiments for Coffee!)
 
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Early Espresso-greeting
Garden Green-inside sentiment
Crumb Cake-envelope stamping
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Coffee Cup Framelits-coffee cup, lid, sleeve, stopper on lid
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals-to pop up greeting
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
I am going to make many cards with this DSP and Stamp Set!
 
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' note!
 
 
Got to get another cup! Today's a 2 cupper...maybe more!
 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Oceans of Coffee for you ALL!
 

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Twisted Christmas for JAI#368!

 
 
 
Hello Friends!
 
 
Today's Card IS Twisted!
 
 
 
It is for a Challenge over at
Just Add Ink #368
Theme: Just Add A Twist
Use a birthday set for Christmas 
 
 

 
Here is the Challenge!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Twisted Christmas Card!
 


 
I also incorporated a fancy fold to hold the 1/2 sheet of DSP!
The DSP is Birthday Memories
 
 
 
 
Here is the first fold!
 

 
Onto the banner I stamped Merry Christmas!
I colored in the 1/2 balloon Real Red!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the top of the Center Panel!
 

 
On the stamp, I masked off the word 'Season' and
used another stamp set to stamp in 'Party'!
The balloon over the raccoon I colored from orange
to green with Old Olive...couldn't get the one behind
the sentiment...it was after the fact (stamping)!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the bottom of the Center Panel!
 

 
Used two different Stamp Sets here! I masked off the words
I didn't want on the stamps and used only the words I
wanted to use to 'customize' it to Christmas!
Notice the jeans and vest? I added white stitching to all the clothing
with a Tombo Mono Gel Pen!
 
 
 
 
 
The Last Panel


 
I colored in the pink cake with Real Red and also colored in the
turtles hat to make it more 'Christmassy'!
 Also the red balloon was colored
from pink to Real Red!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
 

 
I used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen
for the envelope coloring!
I also stamped the 'Merry Christmas' onto
 the banner too!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the Card folded!
 

 
I had to tuck it under the box to get a picture of the card closed!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the back of the Card!
 
 
 
I cut Cardstock and taped to the back of the folds
and back of the Card...it gives it more strength!
I trimmed up the right side after I noticed it showed
in this picture!
 
 
 
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
 
Cardstock:
Old Olive-card back and side panel on the backs
 
Birthday Memories DSP-the scene, cut down to 5 1/2" by
12"
 
Stamp Sets:
Birthday Delivery-envelope stamping
At Home With You-banner greeting 'Merry Christmas' on card
front and envelope
Reason for the Season-retired, inside sentiment, top
Endless Birthday Wishes-retired, inside top 'Party'
Birthday Blast-retired, the word 'Celebrate'
Versatile Christmas-'Jesus Our Lord'
 
Archival Stampin' Pad-Basic Black, all inside sentiments, and
banner greeting on envelope
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Real Red-greeting, card front banner
 
Stampin' Write Marker:
Real Red-to color in cake and pink balloons
Garden Green-to color squirrel's hat (can't see in photo) and the
turtle's hat
Old Olive-colored over one orange balloon
Tombo Mono Gel Pen-stitching on the clothing, highlights on colored balloons, dots on squirrels bow tie (sorry it doesn't show)
Watercolor Pencils-color in fox and banner on envelope
Blender Pen-to blend the Watercolor Pencils on envelope
 
 
 
Here is my Card Again!
 
 
 
It may be 'Twisted' but, I like it!!
 

 
The first thing I thought
for this Challenge, was this
Birthday Memories DSP!
After all, Christmas IS the Celebration of
Jesus' Birthday!
So, why not show who's Birthday,
 Christmas represents!
It's not just about Santa!

 
 
 Here is your 'C' note for Today!
 
 
 
 
This is my favorite scene!
Here is Santa 
at the manger, his hat off and head bowed!
That is a picture we ALL need to hang at Christmas,
 to pass on to our Children and Grand-children.
 
It's about Jesus!


 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and a little 'Twistedness'
to you ALL!

 



Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Sand and Beach Fusion!

 
 
 
Hello Friends!
 
 
Today's Card is for the Fusion Challenge!
 
 
 
It is the Challenge to use the
inspiration picture, or the sketch
or both!
 
 
I chose both! I used the sketch AND
the Sand and Beach theme!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
Theme: Sand and Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 
 

 
I am in a Beach mode right now!
When my BFF was in town...we went to the beach!
I am so going to take the Grand-girls when they get here!
The 'Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder' (TIEF)
 is so great to make the wave marks in the sand!
I also brought in the Wood Textures DSP
 to pick up on the wood in the inspiration picture!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 
 

 
Also brought the Wood Texture DSP to the inside...a
'beach washed'  look on the wood!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
 
 
 
The signs in the inspiration picture say...Sand, Beach, Surf, Relax...Nailed it!
This is where I want to be...at the beach!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is a close up of the 'Chairs'!
 

 
The envelope's chair is a two-step stamping process...Love it!
I also used the 'New' Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the white chair!
It is the second time I have use them and it does have a bit of a learning curve...but
I think for intricate dies it is a big game changer!
 
 
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
 
Cardstock:
Whisper White-card base, chair on card front
Sahara Sand-bottom mat
Crumb Cake-top mat
Chocolate Chip-beverage on card front
 
Wood Textures DSP Stack-front strip and inside strip
 
Stamp Sets:
Picture Perfect-retired, inside sentiment
So Many Shells-greeting
Colorful Seasons-chair on envelope
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Chocolate Chip-greeting, inside sentiment, frame on envelope chair
Sahara Sand-liner on chair on envelope
Whisper White Craft Ink-sponged on the top 'waves'
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting and embossing machine
Ruffled Dynamic TIEF-waves on both top mats
Seasonal Layers Thinlits-white chair and beverage on card front
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets-to adhere white chair to card front
Mini Glue Dots-to adhere drink next to chair
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
 
Yup! Need to make another Beach run! Don't you?
Nothing beats rubbing your feet in the sand and taking deep breaths
of ocean air! There is healing in that! I believe that with ALL my heart!
 
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' note!
 
 
 
Aah!
 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Sandy Feet to you ALL!

 
 
 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Watermelon Christmas!

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
 
Thanks for looking in Today!
 
 
Today's Card is for 2 challenges!
 
One is a Color Challenge
and
the other is for a Christmas Challenge!
 
The Color Challenge is from
Color Throwdown #451
 
 
The Christmas Card Challenge
is for
Merry Monday!
(Merry Monday is on Summer break...but we
have been challenged to keep making our Cards for
July and Aug...this one is for the month of July!)
 

 
How about that?


 
2 Challenges!
One Christmas and One Summer!
 
 
Here the Challenges!
 
 
 
Dark Pink-Light Pink-Green-White
 
Stampin'Up! colors used...
Melon Mambo-Powder Pink-Wild Wasabi-Whisper White
 
 
 
 

Merry Monday's
This was the header on the blog for the Summer Challenge!
 
 
I have seen these colors used for Christmas Cards
and I thought I'd try a no traditional challenge!
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 
 
 
The Colors I used from Stampin'Up!
Melon Mambo-Powder Pink-Wild Wasabi-Whisper White
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 
 

 
Brought the colors to the inside of my Card!
Sentiment is Melon Mambo...pines are Wild Wasabi-pine cones are Powder Pink
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
 
 

 
The same color combination was used on the envelope too!
One pine cone is Melon Mambo and the other is Powder Pink,
The pines are Wild Wasabi!
 
 
 
 
Here are the items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
 
Cardstock:
Whisper White-card base
Powder Pink-panel on card front
Melon Mambo-pine cones on front
Wild Wasabi-die cut pines
 
Stamp Set:
Christmas Pines-pines on card front, inside and on envelope,
pine cones inside and on envelope, greeting and inside sentiment
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Wild Wasabi-pines on card front, inside, and on envelope
Melon Mambo-pine cone on envelope
Powder Pink-pine cones inside and on envelope
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Pretty Pines Thinlits-pines and pine cones on card front
 
Accessories:
1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon-Wild Wasabi-bow on front
Wink of Stella-Clear-on all pines and pine cones, die cut or
stamped
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
I like this for a non-traditional Christmas Card! I am going to
attempt to make a few more in the future!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I haven't posted one of these in awhile...Here is
Today's 'C' Note!
 
 
 
 

This was my Dog!
Made me laugh out loud!
Look at the cat's reaction!
 
 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Non-Traditional Love
to you ALL!