Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Baseball Been Bery Bery Good to Me!

Y'all remember Garrett Morris from the early Saturday Night Live show? Well, that was always our favorite line in one of his skits.

Also, one of my favorite friends lives 1500 miles from me. I wish we were able to be together to stamp but I'm so grateful we had the opportunity when my husband and I stayed with her and her family in June. I just became her upline and she is now continuing to stamp with her granddaughter and daughter-in-love. 

Anyhoo, back to baseball! Her grandson, Edgar, made a great catch during his last game of the season in Maine and Nana thought it was card worthy. I thought my downline's card was worthy of being in my post because he is my penpal and one of my favorite kiddos.  

So, she drew everything, cut it out (bet she used her new Paper Snips and Grid Paper) and colored everything. I think he will be thrilled to receive her handmade card.

We have been friends for almost 50 years and have crafted many things together when I lived in upstate NY. She is very crafty and I mean that in a nice way! I thank Patti, for being my friend and my downline. I can't wait to see what she does with the sign-up products she ordered.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Stampin' Up!: Painted Harvest

Come and Get It Color Challenge was my choice for today. What is not to love about blue, purple,yellow and pink? My inspiration was LeAnne's granddaughter's birthday cake...
Here's my card...

I stamped the Painted Harvest sunflower in Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum. The butterflies were created and punched last year so I have no clue but I do know they were punched from SU dies. AND I do know that Tempting Turquoise was involved as well as Fresh Fig and probably Pink Pirouette. The DSP is a gift from a friend. All I know is it is a conglomeration and I feel like a conglomerate tonight!

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Stampin' Up! Halloween All Over Again!

I decided to CASE my own Halloween card from the other day so I could post it on my team's FB page!
I definitely like it better than my first one. Here it is...

I think I even like the inside as an outside!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch

Halloween is my least favorite festive day and always has been. It was okay when I was little and dressed up to go to local neighbors. However, the teenage years were a nightmare with eggs, toilet paper, flat tires, shaving cream and soaping windows. That scared me more than witches, goblins and howling cats!

So, for my little 7 year old pen pal, I decided to make my card today for her because she likes to dress up and go to local neighbors' houses.

I do love the colors of black and orange together so Fusion Card Challenge fit the bill!
As you can see, I used both sides of their challenge.

My card base is Tangelo Twist, which is currently on sale in my Online Store. The Spooky Night DSP is from the upcoming September 1 Holiday Catalog. The flower was punched with the new Daisy Punch. The sentiment is from the Spooky Cat stamp set, which will be available to customers September 1.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons/Number of Years

Letters For You, and the retired Little Letters dies are the products I used today for my card.

It's the first time I have ever tried the Baby Wipe Technique and I was pleased with how it turned out. Our "baby" is turning 18 on August 25th...not our son, but our youngest grandchild. This is how he looked 18 years ago...

17+ years later

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We love that boy to pieces and someday we hope to see him on Broadway! 

Back to my card...

My colors are Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Always Artichoke. The sentiment on the front is hand printed and everything else is stamping. I absolutely love the Baby Wipe Technique and will be doing more of it for sure!

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit

Tuesday Throwdown #356 is my challenge for today. It's "Anything Goes". I need lots of birthday cards this month and most are for males. I figured this one fits the bill. It's one we made at card group and again, it was a CASE B.J. Peters

The colors are Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Pool Party. The "Happy Birthday" is the new Happy Birthday Thinlits Die. The balloons were punched using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The stamp set used is Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Tomorrow my husband goes for yet another surgery so it was nice to have this as a quick card to post.

If you are interested in great Stampin' Up! bargains, check this out Clearance Rack!!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 14, 2017


Today I was able to enter some challenges...and one fit our situation perfectly
Always Fun Challenge #19 - Going in Circles. Since last Tuesday the oncologist's office has been trying to get my husband's port replacement scheduled for today or tomorrow. I won't get into it, but trust me, they've been going in circles and dragging us along for the ride. It still is not scheduled and chemo is supposed to be the day after tomorrow.

As You See It - Summer Salad - #156 is a color challenge so I used Elegant Eggplant, Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.

Atlantic Hearts Challenge #225 is a sketch challenge.

The stamps I used came from the June 2016 Surprise Banner Paper Pumpkin kit. My card base was my second one. I accidentally used the first base to die cut the mat for the sentiment...ugh! I got brave with the "birthday" stamp because I only wanted the "birth" part so I cut it in half! The set already contained just the word "day". My upline promised that it would go back together perfectly and I trust her! I used a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist to follow the diagonal in the sketch and drew dots with an Elegant Eggplant SU marker to set if off. 

I needed a masculine birthday card, but the more I look at this, it reminds me of the Red Hat Club. What do you think?

Thanks for looking.