Sunday, September 24, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch



I love the fun sentiments in this SU Lemon Zest stamp set which is the one and only set I've purchased from the new catalog! I think my stamp inventory is so large anymore that my SU wish list has shrunk a whole lot compared to years ago.  This is a quick card for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I stamped the slices in Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie inks by SU then added a couple of washi tape stripes on the cut off corners.  The fruit is popped up with foam tape after they were punched out.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things




Hi everyone and welcome to the weekend! We have a new Inspired By All The Little Things challenge and we certainly hope that you'll join in! This woodland photo was perfect for me to use some birch tree dies over a base of patterned paper.  The owl was colored with Copics.  

Here is what I used:
STAMPS: Chubby Chums by Paper Smooches.
PAPER: Trail Mix 6x6 pad by BoBunny; Kraft by PTI; X-Press It Blending Card, White by PTI.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye distress ink (to sponge edges).
DIES: Birch Trees Die-Namics by MFT; All Framed Up by Reverse Confetti; Chubby Chums by Paper Smooches; Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by MFT.

We're thrilled to have the talented Amanda Bodine from Rutabaga Pie Designs as our guest designer!  Check out her blog to see the awesome card she created!

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope to see you in the gallery!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ornate Leaves





I had such a nice surprise last evening when I checked my mailbox and found another Ornate Leaves stamp set had arrived! I have to give a huge THANK YOU and shout out to Simon Says Stamp who replaced my first defective set (two of the images had manufacturer 'gouges' in the stamps and I had limited ways to use them due to having to camouflage the areas). That is awesome customer service!  I celebrated by using them on this CAS card with the Freshly Made Challenges layout and with 3 of the colors from the Sunday
Stamps Challenge!  The sentiment was copper embossed, but doesn't show up well in the photo.  

STAMPS: Ornate Leaves (Simon Says Stamp); God is Good (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: White (PTI), Pumpkin Pie (SU).
INK: Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango; Versamark.
DIES: Stitched Rectangle by Lil' Inker Designs.

We're off in a few minutes to celebrate the 3rd birthday of our granddaughter!  Bring on the cake - lol!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge



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Hello everyone and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! This week the challenge is to POP IT UP.  The design team members are showcasing Lawn Fawn products in our creations.  It's not mandatory, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them!  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at their fabulous store!


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I chose to use Lawn Fawn's Critters From the Past stamp set with matching dies.  It was perfect for another birthday coming up this month - a 3 year old granddaughter who is a huge dinosaur fan!  My pop up element was to use Reverse Confetti's Pop Up Circle die.   You can find the tutorial on using this die on Jen Del Muro's post HERE (FYI...you'll need to scroll down pretty far to get to the directions).  I love that the card will still fit into an A2-sized envelope.

The images were colored with Copics before die cutting.   Such a fun scene to create and I'm so anxious to see Miss Quinn's face when she opens her card!

For more inspiration, you'll want to check out what the rest of the designers have created!  Click on the logo below...
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
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Thanks so much for stopping by...





Color Throwdown #461




Hello and welcome to another Color Throwdown Challenge! Amy Rysavy has a fabulous inspiration photo with some amazing fall leaves for our color palette of purple, orange, yellow and green!  I pulled out some distress inks and had a smooshing great time!  With all of the vivid colors, I chose kraft as a neutral to let those colors pop. 

What did I use?
PAPER: Kraft (PTI), Ranger watercolor CS, ? purple from my leftover stash.
INK: Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn.
DIES: Thanks Square (Reverse Confetti); Maple Leaf Corner, Stitched Maple Trio and Stitched Pumpkins - all by Simon Says Stamp. 

Our guest star stamper this week is Joanne James from The Crafty Owl!  Welcome Joanne!

We'd love to have you join us in the challenge this week! For more details on how to play along, head over to the Color Throwdown Blog and you'll find the information on the right sidebar!  You can also visit the rest of the design team's creations for more inspiration by clicking on the links below:

Amy Rohl 
Amy Rysavy

Tammy Hershberger - September Guest Designer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge



A quick card that was inspired by the "Hang Out" photo for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
I was initially inspired by the diamond pattern on the blue side table.  I then went with the remaining pink/green/white colors.  I dry embossed the Enchanted Evening CS panel using a Sizzix embossing folder.  The florals and sentiment are from stamp sets by The Stamp Market: Pretty Peony and You

Edited to add:  When I posted this card on IG, I received numerous questions about the embossing folder.  It's called Sizzix Textured Impressions embossing folder - Argyle #2 and can be found on Amazon at this link

I'm off and running to work...hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!

Seize the Birthday: Balloons



It's been awhile since I played along with the Seize the Birthday Challenge. This week's topping is to use balloons! I thought I'd create a balloon shaker card using sentiments from CAS-ual Fridays Whole Shebang stamp set. I really love the unique birthday sentiments in this set!  Patterned papers are from the Sugar Shoppe 6x6 pad by Doodlebug Design, Inc.  I added some fine black string for the balloon strings.

DIES: Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by My Favorite Things
           Balloons by Simon Says Stamp
           Stitched by Paper Smooches