Hello everyone! Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend! I am still playing with some of my new goodies, and this new set is one I am really excited about! It's called Cup of Christmas, and it features two different mug stamps that can be used on ...

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  1. TSOT421 Cup of Christmas
  2. CAS Kid's Cards Times Three
  3. GDP202 Peaceful Cardinal
  4. AYSI207 Sweetest Baby
  5. IB85 Raspberry Birthday
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TSOT421 Cup of Christmas

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend!  I am still playing with some of my new goodies, and this new set is one I am really excited about!  It's called Cup of Christmas, and it features two different mug stamps that can be used on either side, so you can make the handles face the right or the left!  AND there are matching dies (Cup of Cheer) that come with lots of other sweet little dies as well!  I love this set!  I paired it with this adorable Let It Snow Specialty DSP...oh my goodness, is this stuff amazing!  Glitter, cute designs, you're going to love it too!  SO....here's my card:

I used the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday:

I stamped a mug in Call Me Clover and Real Red, then diecut them and placed them atop a Stitched Rectangle panel.  I added some Pool Party holly and a little red diecut bow, then stamped the sentiment in Pool Party and diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die as well"

For the horizontal panels, I stamped the little pine bough from Winter Woods in Pool Party and layered it on a white mat:

It's a tad bit busy, but I just love these papers....the colors are so fun for holidays and winter stamping!  Thanks for popping in today!

I stand corrected; Cassidy had a MARIO Brothers party, not Minecraft.  So sorry!  Here's her cake:

Her party was at her karate studio; Master Fisher has games and activities for them to do, and they seemed to like it!  The highlight of the day was that Cassidy broke her first board!  I wish I had been there to see it! 

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

CAS Kid's Cards Times Three

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge, with Joanne as our hostess!  She's got a fun challenge for us all:

I actually made THREE cards before I was really happy, does that ever happen to you?  But I needed to do some other things this weekend, so it is what it is!!!  Here's my final one; it uses an old Cornish Heritage Farms set called Make the Grade along with a Paper Pumpkin sentiment:

I stamped each crayon using inks in Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade, then cut each one out and adhered them to a card that was embossed with a Jumbo Polka Dot embossing folder.  On the inside, I stamped a few more images from the same CHF set:

Another card I created (at least I'll have a few kid's birthday cards, right?!) was this one, using the FMS sketch and Just Add Ink challenge of no stamping:

I scrounged around my scrap bin and found some printed papers, added a little diecut dump truck, and then added some SRM stickers for my sentiments:

Easy peasy!  My only complaint about this one is that the edge of the stickers  are really visible on the printed paper.  Finally, since yesterday was Cassidy's birthday, and she was having a Minecraft birthday party (sigh), I made her a creeper notecard-sized birthday card.  NOT what I would choose for a 9YO little girl, but she has very definite likes and dislikes, and she does not like girly colors and she does like Minecraft, so Minecraft it is:

I created the creeper with Granny Apple Green and Basic Gray cardstocks, stamping the "HB2U" with the Labeler Alphabet (ret) and mounting it on a Chevron-embossed panel.  And here is her most recent fashion "accessory"....blue hair!!!

At least it's not neon....and really, it's kind of pretty!!  It will fade out eventually, but meanwhile, it's her signature style for now!

Anyway, thanks for popping in! I hope that you'll play along with the Paper Players this week...the DT has some really fun creations, you need to check them all out and share yours with us too!  See you at the Paper Players blog!

GDP202 Peaceful Cardinal


Hey peeps!  I have a late post today, I've been busy playing with some new goodies from the Holiday catalog...lovely things!  I really liked the Global Design Project sketch:

as it gave me a chance to use the new Toile Christmas bundle, as well as the new Wrapped in Plaid DSP--they are both delightful!

The plaids all have a nice little line of gold running through them, which really makes them special!  And the cardinal image is BIG!!  I was a little intimidated by its size, but it watercolored quickly after I stamped it in Stazon, and the dies cut it out perfectly!  I really like the new dies, they cut more closely and make for a cleaner image.  It's also hard to see, but I stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas on the Shaded Spruce with the new Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad!  So pretty---SU hasn't had gold ink for a while, and it's about time!!!  So here's a closeup of Mr Cardinal; I added a Gold Foil panel at the bottom as well as a little Gold Thread bow at the top:

And the pretty sentiment on the inside:

This is a beautiful set, I can't wait to play with it some more!  Thanks for popping in today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Player challenge!

No cardinal pictures, but I have been enthralled by all the finches that have been having a feast on my quickly-wilting sunflowers!  I couldn't wait for them to start eating the seeds, and it's been a blast!  At any given time, I have male and female goldfinches, purple finches (or house finches, I can't tell the difference), and even hummers...they don't eat the seeds, but they seem to find the flowers intriguing!  This little female looks like she is saying grace for that big sunflower from which she's about to dine:

And look how this little guy has his claws on the edge of the flower so he can hang upside down!!

They are very vocal, too...I actually saw one male feeding a female because she wouldn't BE QUIET!!  LOL!

I took these photos through the screen from my craft room, so they're not very clear, but I hope you like them!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsToile Christmas, Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Gold Foil, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Wrapped in Plaid DSP
 InkStazon Black, Real Red, Delicata Golden Glitz
AccessoriesGold Thread, Dimensionals
Tools    Big Shot, Be Mine Dies, Christmas Cardinal Dies, Subtle EF

AYSI207 Sweetest Baby

Happy Friday, everyone!  As You See It has a nice sketch today, and I whipped together a real fast card with it!  Here you go:

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This is like my favorite sketch turned upside down!  I recently got Wildly Happy, but hadn't inked it up yet, so I thought it would fun to use it to make a baby boy card.  I don't like to put a lot of frills and embellishments on boy cards, so it worked out perfectly!  I matched up some retired and new DSPs and went to work:

I stamped the bunnies in Balmy Blue, diecut them with a Stitched Shapes circle, then added a little shading with a Smoky Slate blend as well as a little punched heart:

I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite, and added a diecut border to delineate between the two DSPs:

and stamped a sentiment on the inside as well:

So sweet!  I hope you'll play along with us and use our fabulous sketch!  I am sure I'll be using this one a lot!!  Thanks for popping in today!

So one part of the Turkey Hill Experience is to create your own ice cream flavor!  You're taken into a big, cold room (so your ice cream doesn't melt), given a huge bowl of either vanilla or chocolate ice cream, and then you have several ways to flavor and embellish it....there are about 15 different extracts (like lemon, coffee, mint, raspberry, etc), then add-ins like nuts, chocolate chips, graham crackers, and lots of others, and then finally, the "varigate", which could be caramel, butterscotch, fudge, strawberry....lots of syrupy things to add additional flavor!  It was mind-boggling as well as taste boggling!

Here you can see all the extracts lined up, the varigates behind them, and on the far wall, all the goodies to add to the mix!  YUM!

Lee made his lemon with mint chocolate chips (he didn't finish it, LOL!), Cassidy chose chocolate with coffee extract and chocolate sprinkles (no wonder she was bouncing off the walls!), and John chose maple with walnuts and peanut butter!  Mine was orange with craisins and strawberry puree!  I ate the entire thing and had a bit of a tummy-ache afterwards....it was a BIG dish, LOL!  

And this about says it all:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsWildly Happy
Card stock & Papers    Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Come Sail Away DSP, Gingham DSP (ret)
 InkBalmy Blue, Gray Granite
Tools    Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Arts and Crafts Dies, Triple Heart Punch (ret)

IB85 Raspberry Birthday

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Time for another Inspired By challenge....another purple challenge, they're beginning to grow on me, LOL!  Today is a special friend's special birthday, so she deserved a special card, so here we go:

And here is Laurel's delicious challenge photo:

Oh my, doesn't that look yummy?  It fit right in with my Turkey Hill Experience yesterday!  I actually had a stomach ache from eating that huge serving of ice cream they gave us!  But more about that later!  This raspberry confection prompted me to break into Blackberry Bliss, a color I hardly ever use!!!  I began by embossing my Blackberry Bliss card with the Quilt Top embossing folder, then adding a layer of Purple Posy DSP on which I stamped a birthday greeting from Botanical Bliss.  I  then stamped one of the sprays from Bloom and Grow on a piece of Purple Posy and colored the centers and berries with Blends before diecutting it out:

I like the frosty silver dishes that are in the picture, so I added some Silver Glimmer leaves, diecut from the same Budding Blooms dies, then added some silver thread and a silver metallic dot!  On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from A Wish for Everything on a white mat and added a diecut from the Well Writen dies.  Since I had a couple of scraps of Silver glimmer paper left, I punched a few hearts and added it to the sentiment, just for fun!

I hope you'll find some inspiration from the photo and share your frosty creation with us at Inspired By this week!  There is still lots of summer left, let's keep it going!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for popping in!

I won't share all our Turkey Hill pictures today, but this is what greets you when you get there:

Yep, a big COW!!!!  If you're ever in southeastern PA, you might have even seen a cow like this going down the highway on the way to a fair or parade!  It's pretty well-known!  The structure itself is very cool; not sure if it's an old building or just built to look that way, but I loved it!

Inside, they told the history of the area, how the dairy started and some fun facts about cows, milk and ice cream!  Turkey Hill uses 40,000 gallons of milk A DAY from 8000 cows to make 72 different flavors of ice cream!!!  That's a lot of milk!  And a lot of cows!!!  There are also all kinds of interactive things for the kids to do, like drive an ice cream truck:

and milk a cow....and yes, actual liquid comes out of the cow's teats!  (It was only water!)  They loved it!

I'll share some other stuff with you tomorrow!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

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