Happy Sunday, everyone! I am the hostess this week at the Paper Players and I have a color challenge for you: I think this is a nice color combo for masculine cards, or vintage patriotic cards, or anything else that appeals to you! Unfortunately, I ...
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  1. PP536 Thoughts and Prayers
  2. FMS 480
  3. CASC&S414 Welcoming Window
  4. Tic Tac Toe 108 Best Kid Ever
  5. IB169 Sweet Cupcake Flowers
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PP536 Thoughts and Prayers

 Happy Sunday, everyone!  I am the hostess this week at the Paper Players and I have a color challenge for you:

I think this is a nice color combo for masculine cards, or vintage patriotic cards, or anything else that appeals to you!  Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card, my third for the week, (why do they always come in threes?) for a gentleman who used to attend our church:

I have been wanting to use these Stitched Leaves dies for a while; once autumn turned to winter, I kind of forgot all about them!  I cut one from Merry Merlot and used various DSPs for the rest of the card:

My neutral is Very Vanilla, and the sentiment is from the retired Wishing You Well.  The inside sentiment is from Woven Heirlooms:

And the sketch is from a new-to-me challenge, Stamping Pals:

The design team has come up with some fun samples using these colors!  Be sure to stop by the Paper Players blog to check them all out.  Then put on your creative thinking cap and show us your artistry as well!  Can't wait to see you there!

A couple more Easter cards, this one is from Danni:

and from Teri:

These girls make me feel so special!  Thanks!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsWoven Heirlooms, Wishing You Well (ret)
Card stock & Papers    Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Misty Moonlight DSP, Plaid Tidings DSP (ret)
 InkMerry Merlot
AccessoriesLinen Thread, Dimensionals
Tools    Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Leaves Dies

FMS 480

 Hi everyone, happy Saturday!  The FMS sketch this week was so cool:

I have a Penny Black die that I haven't used much but I knew it would work well with this sketch!  I also hadn't used my Forever Greenery DSP too much, so I combined the two:

I cut a Whisper White panel with the die, then embossed each side with one of the Greenery EFs.  I added a panel of the DSP, but I didn't like how it was showing through the little diecut holes, so before adhering it, I traced the curve on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and backed the edge with it.  I adhered the pieces together and put them on a Shaded Spruce card base.  My final addition was a sentiment from Lots of Heart, diecut with a Tasteful Labels die and backed with another piece cut from the same die:

I left the inside blank, so I could use it for whatever occasion arises!

A few more Easter cards; this one is from Sally:

and Doris:

and from Robyn:

All so pretty and thoughtful!  Thanks for popping in today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow as I am the hostess at the Paper Players!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsLots of Heart
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Forever Greenery DSP
 InkShaded Spruce
Tools    Big Shot, Tasteful Labels Dies, Curved Stitch Die (Penny Black)

CASC&S414 Welcoming Window

The color challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches was an interesting one; my first thought was Christmas, but ending going in another direction!  Here's the palette:

And here's my card:

It's all pretty self-explanatory; the elements were stamped and diecut with the Window Flower Box dies and mounted on a Stitched So Sweetly panel, and that's on top of a Mossy Meadow DSP panel:

The inside panel was stamped with the little corner viney stamp...so cute!  

I just love playing with this set...these little dies are so fun to work with!  Thanks for popping in today!

Thought I would share some of the lovely Easters cards I received this year!

This is from Mollie:

and Kathy:

and from Karen:

More to come!  Thanks ladies!  And thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsWelcoming Window
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow DSP
 InkMossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, Bumblebee
Tools    Big Shot, Window Flower Box Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Tic Tac Toe 108 Best Kid Ever

 Happy Thursday, peeps!  A new Tic Tac Toe challenge is on deck for today; here's the grid:

I chose the bottom row across of Patterned Paper, Any Shape Die, and Stencil!  And I love how this little boy card turned out!!

The Dino Days set is so fun, and I am sad it is retiring!  I just didn't get a chance to use it enough!  I stamped this dinosauer in Old Olive and Bermuda Bay to coordinate with the Ice Cream Corner DSP I used:

I used the Basic Pattern masks (stencil) to create my background, and can you see the mat behind the polka-dotted paper?  I used DECKLE-EDGED scissors to cut that!  Who remembers them?  One of my first purchases from SU way back in the early 2000s!  I added some Mossy Meadow Braided Trim and a sentiment from the retired Boys Will Be Boys!  I added a palm tree and mounted everything on a Cinnamon Cider card base.  For fun, I added another dino on the inside:

I never have enough little boy cards in my stash, so this one will get used quickly, I'm sure!  What will inspired you from our Tic Tac Toe board this week?  Share it with us at the blog, can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for popping in today, enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsDino Days, Boys Will Be Boys (ret)
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider, Ice Cream Corner DSP
 InkOld Olive, Bermuda Bay, Cinnamon Cider
AccessoriesMossy Meadow Braided Trim, Dimensionals
Tools    Big Shot, Dino Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies,  Basic Pattern Masks, Blending Brush, Deckle Edge Scissors (ret)

IB169 Sweet Cupcake Flowers

Happy Thursday, everyone!  It's time for a new Inspired By, and I think I have gained a couple hundred calories just by looking at these luscious treats:

My eye caught that sweet little green and purple cupcake up in the left corner; it reminded me of the little wild violets I would pick as a child, a sweet little bunch of them for my grandmother!  And purple is always a challenge for me, so I decided to go for it:

My Pierced Blooms dies came to my rescue; I diecut some from Gorgeous Grape, with centers of Daffodil Delight and a circular panel of Lemon Lime Twist (which I was sure that I would never  use again, LOL!). To give a little interest to the circle, I stamped it with Versamark using a retired stamp called Dot, Dot, Dot.  I love that the Versamark makes the stamped image just a shade darker than the cardstock itself...subtle but nice!  I added a white scalloped mat and little "bow" of Highland Heather, along with a sentiment from Here's A Card:

To give some texture to the background, I added a layer of Whisper White, embossed with the Ornate Floral EF!  A little rhinestone finished it off!  

There is LOTS of inspiration to be found in our cupcake photo today---take one or take them all!  Share them with us at Inspired By so we can be inspired too!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsHere's a Card, Dot, Dot, Dot (ret)
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist (ret)
 InkGorgeous Grape, Versamark
AccessoriesPretty Peacock Rhinestone (ret)
Tools    Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Layering Circles Dies

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