Happy Monday, peeps! I have a funny little card today, a quick one using some pretty papers and the Freshly Made Sketches sketch: And here we go: I bought these Authentique Meadow papers just because I love the cute little prints! I layered a few of ...

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  1. FMS355 A Funny Little Card
  2. PP411 Two Easy Card for Jaydee's Sketch
  3. AYSI185 Eclectic Blues
  4. IB38 Fall Foliage
  5. GDP156 Pumpkin Hello
  6. More Recent Articles

FMS355 A Funny Little Card

Happy Monday, peeps! I have a funny little card today, a quick one using some pretty papers and the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:

And here we go:


I bought these Authentique Meadow papers just because I love the cute little prints!  I layered a few of them with a Balmy Blue mat and a Powder Pink strip, diecut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Border die.  I added this little mountain goat, so calm and serene....I embellished him with a little PTI tag stamped in Soft Sea Foam and Balmy Blue.  A glimmer dot is the final decoration!


And here's Dana's little mountain goat, keeping her from doing her crochet!:


Enjoy your day and be blessed!


PP411 Two Easy Card for Jaydee's Sketch

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess today and she has a fabulous sketch that is fun and easy:


I actually made two cards with this sketch, and I used the gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP for them; these papers are so pretty, it's easy as pie to make a card in a snap.  And I'll give you a little hint to help you with matching up those angled pieces!  So here we go:


I used both sides of one selection of DSP; you can see the sketch looks great going either way!  To get perfect cuts, cut two pieces of DSP (mine were 4" x 5 1/4"), then flip one over and stack them together.  So you'll have two pieces but different sides will be facing up.  Cut them at the angle you choose; I didn't use any mathematical calculations, I just stuck them in my cutter and went for it!  Just make sure your pieces are stacked evenly!  When you take them apart, you'll see how they match nicely....tada!  Each card will have the same sketch but the patterns will be reversed.  For both cards, I used a sentiment from Stitched All Around, stamped in Blushing Bride and diecut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits:


I cut a narrow strip of Sweet Sugar Plum glimmer paper to put behind the "seam" for a little glam!  On the next card, I turned the sketch, and I also trimmed a wee bit off of each short edge of the DSP so that the glimmer paper would show through a little more:


These are so pretty, I didn't add a single thing more as an embellishment!  I finished it by stamping the other large sentiment from the set on the inside!  

The DT has come up with a fun array of samples to get your creative juices flowing!  Please be sure to share yours with us as well at the Paper Players!  You can check the DT samples out here:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Anne Marie
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan
·        Ann

Do any of you craft like this?!!!



Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsStitched All Around
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Petal Promenade DSP, Sweet Sugar Plum Glimmer Paper (ret)
 InkBlushing Bride
Accessories
Tools    Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits

AYSI185 Eclectic Blues

Hi everyone!  Yay, it's Friday, and it looks like it will be a nice weekend ahead for us!  My dad had to be put in the hospital for a couple of days for his leg and hopefully he'll come home today...he is not a good patient, LOL!  Thankfully my sister has way more patience than I do since he is living with her!  Anyway, it's time for another As You See It challenge, and it's a beauty!  What do you think?

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What a gorgeous color combo...bright and bold!  I used the Sketch Saturday sketch, squeaking it in under the wire:

And here we go:


My card base was embossed with the Tufted EF, and I used Gallery Grunge and Touches of Texture to create an eclectic panel in the three challenge colors.  I added a diecut mat in Dapper Denim and a little stitched banner for my sentiment, then finished it off with some baker's twine and sequins:


I like this sentiment!!  Good for lots of things!  Thanks for popping in, I sure hope that you will play along with our challenge and add some bright colors to your creation!!  See you in the gallery!

Since our neighbors allow us to swim in their pool all summer long, when I found a pool tube (on sale!) that looked like a doughnut, I thought it would be a fun way to thank them!  They can't use it until next year, but by the look on Jackie's face, she was pretty excited:

 


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsTouches of Texture, Gallery Grunge, Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim (ret), Lemon Lime Twist
 InkBermuda Bay, Dapper Denim (ret), Lemon Lime Twist
AccessoriesBaker's Twine, Sequins from my stash
Tools    Big Shot, Tufted EF, Blends, Blender Pen,  Stitched Sentiment Strips Dies, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies (both My Favorite Things)

IB38 Fall Foliage

Hi everyone!  Thursday brings another Inspired By challenge....here's my take on it:


and here's Laurel's pretty fall prompt:


The jury is still out on this card...I love the photo but I am not sure of the grays and the fall hues together on my card.  My stem and foliage images are from Beautiful Bouquet; I stamped the stem in Early Espresso and the florals in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler, turning the stamp a few different ways to give it fullness:


After embossing the card with the Subtle embossing folder, I diecut a circle in the front and added a Smoky Slate scalloped border and Buffalo Plaid horizontal panel to pick up the pewter in the photo. I mounted the stamped panel behind the circle with dimensionals, and finally I added some sequins for sparkle!!  The sentiment is from Right At Home's Grateful Heart, stamped and embossed in white on another piece of Smoky Slate, and I colored a piece of twill ribbon with a Smoky Slate Blend...very cool!:


I hope you'll find this IB photo inspirational and you'll play along too!  Be sure to check out  the Inspired By blog to see what the other designers created, and share yours with us as well!  Thanks so much for visiting today!!

Since I can't seem to get a picture of Cassidy lately, I thought I would share a picture of a poster that she had to make for school, describing her favorite things.  It's set up like a quilt and she had to fill it in with pictures such as her favorite animal, sport, subject, etc:


She hadn't quite finished coloring the quilt blocks yet, I imagine it was quite colorful when she was done! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsBeautiful Bouquet, Buffalo Plaid, Grateful Heart (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers    Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate
 InkSmoky Slate, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Craft White
AccessoriesTwill Ribbon (ret), Sequins (Etsy), White Embossing Powder
Tools    Big Shot, Layering Circle Framelits, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Smoky Slate Blend, Subtle EF

GDP156 Pumpkin Hello

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I had a lot of fun making today's card; I got to use some PUMPKINS, woohoo!    The Global Design Project challenge this week is to CASE the designer, and here's our inspiration:

And here we go:


I began with some embossing paste, dyed with Old Olive ink, and stencilled a background with one of the Pattern Party masks.  I then stamped and diecut images from last year's Pick a Pumpkin set; such a cute set and barely enough time to use it!  I added some color to the sprigs with Blends, and finished it with a sentiment Right At Home's Grateful Heart:


This reflects how happy I am that our weather has finally gotten a little more seasonal!  Bring on fall!  Thanks for popping in for a visit today!

Since I can't seem to get a picture of Cassidy lately, I'll share her school picture:


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsPick a Pumpkin (ret), Grateful Heart (Right at Home)
Card stock & Papers    Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Adhesive Sheets
 InkGrapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand
AccessoriesDimensionals
Tools    Big Shot, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets, Embossing Paste, Old Olive Ink, Palette Knives, Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Blends, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Crumb Cake Marker

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