Happy Thursday, peeps! Thursdays are always fun because it's Inspired By day! Laurel's challenges have really gotten me using aprons and flowers lately! Here's today's creation using the Apron Builder die and the flowers from Jar of Love: And here's ...

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  1. IB17 Pocket Full of Posies
  2. CASCSC269 Lilac Wedding
  3. RRCB85 Vintage Buttons
  4. CTS268 Just A Note
  5. PP390 Celebrate You
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IB17 Pocket Full of Posies

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Thursdays are always fun because it's Inspired By day!  Laurel's challenges have really gotten me using aprons and flowers lately!  Here's today's creation using the Apron Builder die and the flowers from Jar of Love:

And here's Laurel's prompt:

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I almost used the same Altenew set I used for my recent wedding card, but I chose to go with something a little brighter, so I stamped the flowers in various shades and tucked them into the pocket of a wee little canvas apron!  SU sold canvas sheets a while back and I have quite a few left, so I thought it would be fun to make my apron from that, and I added some thick baker's twine for the tie:

I didn't have a stamp that read " A Pocket full of Posies", so I did a computer-generated one, printing it on a scrap of DSP and cutting it out with a banner die:

I mounted everything on some retired SU DSP and a mat of Pool Party; I love the combination of Crumb Cake and Pool Party!  

I hope you'll meander over to the Inspired By blog to see what the other DT members created!  I hope you'll  be inspired to create and share something yourself!  And thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsApron of Love, Jar of Love
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Garden DSP, Adhesive Sheet, Canvas Sheet (ret), Fresh Prints DSP (ret)
 InkPool Party, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Sweet Sugarplum, Berrry Burst, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral
AccessoriesThick Baker's Twine (ret), Dimensionals
Tools    Big Shot, Apron Builder Die, Banner Die (Nestabilities), Computer

CASCSC269 Lilac Wedding

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  My sister needed a wedding card...'tis the season, I guess...and I am pretty sure the bride is a fan of lavender, so I used the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch:

and some pretty Graphics 45 papers to create a card for her:

I had to remind myself that the challenge is "clean and simple" so I didn't add a lot of embellishments!  The sentiment is from Suite Sayings (ret), stamped in Elegant Eggplant, and I added a little flower from W+9's Freehand Florals set, stamped in Almost Amethyst and Wisteria Wonder, with a leaf stamped in Wild Wasabi:

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Better Together and added another floral:

All the cardstock is Papertrey's Rustic White!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

The family went on a little hike on Sunday:


Everyone's squinting!  What's that bright thing in the sky?  Oh, it's the SUN!  It made an appearance for a couple of days and now it's gone again!  Hopefully it will be back tomorrow!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsBetter Together, Suite Sayings (ret), Freehand Florals (W+9)
Card stock & Papers    Rustic White (Papertrey), Secret Garden DSP (Graphics 45)
 InkWild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Almost Amethyst (ret)
Tools    Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Freehand Florals Dies (W+9), Dimensionals

RRCB85 Vintage Buttons

Hi everyone!  It's time for another Retro Rubber Challenge, how fun!  This week it's a near-and-dear-to-my-heart one--vintage!  Check it out:

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I pulled out Papertrey's Vintage Button set...not sure when this came out but I know it's prior to 2012!  I also used a retired Cornish Heritage Farm set called Sew Special (circa 2010) to create my collage-style vintage card:

My papers were from My Mind's Eye, but for the life of me, I can't find which 6x6 pad it was, sorry!  I stamped the button cards on a polka-dotted piece and cut them out, then stamped the buttons on Very Vanilla and punched them out and popped them up on the top card, adhered them on the bottom one.  I gave all the edges a little sponge of Crumb Cake before adhering.  

I added some little bits and bobs, some crochet trim, embroidery floss, a little scalloped doodad:

And a little label, embellished with a pearl that I colored with a SU Crumb Cake Blend marker:

On the inside, I added this sentiment....SEW cute!

I love vintage and I love sewing, so this card really made me happy to create!  I hope you'll share your vintage creation with us at Retro Rubber this week!!  Can't wait to see what you make!

A couple more pictures from the wedding....both of John's parents have passed away, but his step-parents are still around!  Here's me and John's stepmother:

and John and his stepfather:

Thanks for popping in today!!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

CTS268 Just A Note

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a busy day ahead, so this uber-CAS card was perfect for me!  I thought of this idea last night before drifting off to sleep (does that happen to you?) and couldn't wait to put it to paper this morning!  I used the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch for this week:

and the cute set Crafting Forever to make my card:

I stamped the pens in Memento ink and colored them with SU Blends in light and dark Old Olive, dark Pool Party, dark Daffodil Delight and dark Calypso Coral, as well as light and dark Smoky Slate:

I stamped the sentiment from Better Together on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and diecut it along with a mat of Pool Party, popped it up on dimensionals and it was done!  Easy peasy!

I have a few pictures from my nephew's wedding on Saturday...I am not very good at taking pictures at an event, I prefer to just enjoy it, rather than trying to get my phone out, get it to the camera mode, etc, etc....so I don't get very many shots, LOL!  I did get this one of the beautiful bride coming in the church on her dad's arm:

And after the ceremony, coming through the arched swords:

and of course, a kiss:

Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

PP390 Celebrate You

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope you're having a great weekend so far!  Jaydee is our hostess at the Players this week with a very versatile sketch:

I had another one of those sleepless nights recently, and I was tossing this sketch around in my head and when I came up with my idea, I got up and went to work...hubby was snoring, so there was no use in me trying to sleep, LOL!  I remembered the pretty set, Decorate A Daisy, and I thought it would look nice with some Delightful Daisy DSP:

It's pretty simple all-over; I used a technique I saw in the latest Stampin Success magazine (a magazine for demonstrators) that uses the Stamparatus in a two-step process; adhere your stamp to the plate and stamp in your desired color; clean the stamp without removing it, then ink and stamp again with Versamark ink!  This allows you to emboss it in clear embossing powder and thereby allowing you to have an embossed image in any color you want!  Pretty slick!  I inked my daisy in Daffodil Delight and once I heat-embossed it, colored the flower in with my Blends...it filled in between the embossed lines like a dream!  I stamped the center in Night of Navy and punched it out before adhering it to my flower:

I stamped and fussy-cut the banner after stamping some words from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, then cut the banner into two pieces and fit them under my daisy:

I used the same set for my inside sentiment, filling in with a couple of Daffodil Delight flowers:

Such a fun, cheerful card...it's going to a special someone, too!  I hope you'll play with our sketch this week, it's always fun to see what you creative souls come up with!  Share it at the Paper Players, and meanwhile, check out what the DT did:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan

Cassidy not only got new shades, but took a selfie of herself wearing them!!

 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsHappy Birthday, Gorgeous, Decorate A Daisy (ret)
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Night of Navy, Delightful Daisy DSP
 InkDaffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Versamark
AccessoriesClear Embossing Powder
Tools    1" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Stamparatus, Dimensionals

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