Happy Monday, peeps! I trust you had a good weekend! I have a confession! The card I have for you today was supposed to be for yesterday's Paper Players challenge.....but I forgot that it was supposed to be clean-and-simple, and although I love this ...

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  1. Another PP358
  2. Paper Players 358 Get Coloring
  3. RRCB69 and Jingle Belles Spirit of Christmas Past
  4. Spooky Cat in the Hat
  5. FMS301 Cassidy's Birthday Card
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Another PP358


Happy Monday, peeps!  I trust you had a good weekend!  I have a confession!  The card I have for you today was supposed to be for yesterday's Paper Players challenge.....but I forgot that it was supposed to be clean-and-simple, and although I love this card, I didn't really feel like it met Joanne's criteria!!!  So I saved it for today:


I used the same DSP, Just Add Color Specialty, this time it was the teapot paper!  I used the Sunday Stamps Summer Petals color palette:


and using inks and an aquapainter, I colored in the images!  Isn't this one cute?



And I very carefully ('cuz it's a really tiny stamp) used the "berries" from Carols of Christmas for the wallpaper design behind my array of teapots:


I used the new Quilt Top embossing folder for the background, and I used a sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet and stamped it on a stitched tag from Pretty Pink Posh:


 These colors are just so pretty together!  Thanks for popping in today!

Dana had a big party for Cassidy on Saturday--the weather was perfect, the kids had a load of fun and I got to meet some of Wayne's family and catch up with some of my own!  Of course there was cake:


and even though I am not a big fan of bright artificial colors on my cake, I have to admit that these were pretty amazing!  A local gal that waitressed with Dana bakes these!  Cassidy was thrilled with them, of course:


And although she didn't get all seven candles blown out in one shot, she gave it a good try!


 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsBeautiful Bouquet, Carols of Christmas
Card stock & Papers    Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Just Add Color Specialty DSP
 InkFlirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Calypso Coral
AccessoriesGlitter Enamel Dots, Black Grosgrain Ribbon (ret)
Tools    Aquapainter, Big Shot, Stitched Tags and Stitched Borders Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Paper Players 358 Get Coloring


Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's that time again....another Paper Players challenge, and Joanne is our hostess with an awesome challenge...I am surprised that we haven't had this one before, at least not that I can remember:


Coloring is very popular right now, and when I first began stamping, outline images were my favorite; in fact, the designs SU had were what drew me to them!  Today, I have more time but I am less inclined to color, unfortunately!  I do like watercoloring though, so for my clean and simple design today, I fussy-cut a feather from the Just Add Color Specialty DSP, and colored it with some inks and an aquapainter:


Believe it or not, I used three colors of blue:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim, but since this paper is not watercolor "friendly", they sort of all bled together and it is hard to see the various shades. 


It's still pretty though!  And can you believe it...I added some Lemon Lime Twist for a pop of color!  I stamped the Burlap background stamp on the mat, using Versamark ink so that it would be more subtle.  The sentiment was from Flourishing Phrases; the stitched mat is from Lil'Inker!  

The design team has some fun and pretty submissions!  Be sure to check them out and don't forget to share your creation as well!

Yesterday was Cassidy's big birthday party and it was also a celebration for the upcoming wedding as well, since they are having a family-only ceremony!  It was a beautiful day...I'll try to have some pix later!  Meanwhile, the DQ ice cream cake was a hit on Thursday!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

 

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsFlourishing Phrases, Burlap
Card stock & Papers    Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Marina Mist
 InkSoft Sky, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim
Accessories
Tools    Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, (Lil'Inker) Aquapainter, Dimensionals

RRCB69 and Jingle Belles Spirit of Christmas Past


Happy Saturday, all!  I am late posting today....no excuse except that I couldn't get to sleep last night so I stayed up too late!  Anyway, I started this card at 1:30 in the morning and just finished it, LOL  It is for the RetroRubber sketch challenge as well as the Jingle Belles Spirits of Christmas Past challenge!
RRCB 69

I couldn't pass up a vintage Christmas challenge, now could I?  I turned the sketch on its side so that I could use this Inkadinkado image; I have had this for over a year but never inked it up...so I guess I probably got it in 2015:


I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler on some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas 6x6 paper, trimming it by hand and mounting it on a panel of striped paper that was in my scrap pile!!!  The Pear Pizzazz mat was stamped with the holly image from Bells and Boughs (2010) and the "sending" is from Papertrey's Mistletoe and Holly, and I am not sure of the year of that one...maybe 2013?  I just love this sweet font:
  

as well as these sweet images:


and the inside features a sentiment and snowflakes from Jolly Christmas (2015):


Thanks for popping in today...be sure to come back tomorrow for a fun Paper Players challenge!




Spooky Cat in the Hat


Happy Friday, peeps!  Phew, the end of the week, and it was a crazy one for us!  Thank you to all who wished Cassidy a happy birthday!  It was an unusual day to say the least....we did lots of things, but there seemed to be a little gray cloud hanging over us periodically....things spilled, feelings hurt, words exchanged....but all in all we had a fun day! 

I am sharing a card that I made using the new Spooky Cat set....SO fun...along with the Cat Punch as well as the Seasonal Tags Framelits:


The Spooky Night DSP has cats that fit the cat punch perfectly!  (There is also a stamp in the set that fits it too....and eyes!) I fussy-cut a hat from the same DSP and perched it atop his head!  A few of the other patterns were layered on my card and I created a banner using a sentiment from the same set:
  

And see that cool spider web diecut?  It comes from the Seasonal Tags Framelits set, which matches the Seasonal Chums set!  In addition to tag dies, there is also a bat, Christmas Tree, two snowflakes, a leaf, a tag, and this cute spiderweb!  I used some retired black glimmer paper from which to cut mine:


Gosh, I can't wait to play with these sets some more!  So cute!  Thanks for popping in today!
Cassidy took her friend Lee to the pool yesterday, and they  thoroughly enjoyed their ice cream treat as well as sliding down the waterslides and playing in the pool:


And after her dinner of steak, mac and cheese and tomatoes, we had our little family birthday party, where she was thrilled to get (another) Baby Alive doll....it was really the only thing she asked for...several times!  She named it Amelia (we've been reading Amelia Bedelia) and promptly undressed and redressed her and got her ready for bed!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsSpooky Cat
Card stock & Papers    Very Vanilla, Black Glimmer Paper (ret), Spooky Night DSP, Adhesive Sheet
 InkMemento Black
Accessories
Tools    Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits, Cat Punch, Dimensionals, Stitched Shapes Framelits

FMS301 Cassidy's Birthday Card


Happy Thursday everyone!  Today's a big day in our household...my little punkin turns seven!  She informed someone yesterday that at midnight, she would turn SEVEN!!!  So I took the FMS sketch (although I just realized I have the point on the wrong side of the sketch...oh well!):


and made her a little owl-y birthday card!  Dana loves owls, so that means Cassidy loves owls too...her new bedroom in Wayne's has an owl theme so she is quite excited about that as well!  I have had this owl paper for a long time...I guess I might have been hoarding it...so I broke it out and actually USED it! 


I used a couple of retired colors on it:  River Rock and Lost Lagoon, as well as Pool Party, Soft Sky and Early Espresso!!!  The owl is from Lawn Fawn; the birthday sentiment is from Verve, and the little "celebrate" on the border is from Our Daily Bread Designs!  You can't see it, but the owl is heat embossed and it's so cute!!


She got a couple of early birthday cards and couldn't even wait to get out of the car to read them:


This one brought a smile....a gift card to a local ice cream shop!  Yum!  Hopefully she'll share! (Thanks, Miss Debbie!)


And this one had an owl on it too, and a fancy fold....I'll have to share them all with you soon!


She requested steak, homemade mac and cheese and tomatoes for supper....plus hopefully we'll get to the pool, so it will be a busy day!  Thanks for popping in and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
StampsYou're A Hoot (Lawn Fawn); Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink), Birthday Bash (Verve), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     River Rock and Lost Lagoon (both ret), Soft Sky, Owl DSP (My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary)
 InkVersamark, Early Espresso, White Craft, Soft Sky
Accessories
Tools    Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelits (ret), 1  1/4" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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