Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Stampin' Up! Graceful Glass

My card for today is brought to you by the DSP I brought with me plus the Chicken Wire Elements that I just ordered. It will be available September 5 in the Holiday catalog.

My inspiration came from two challenges:


I used the Blender Pen I brought with me and the Hampton Art ink spots I bought at Wal-Mart the other day because I was bored with using just Basic Black!

It would have been great if I had spray adhesive to glue that chicken wire to the card base. I used four different ink spots and Hampton Art did not have color names on the spots. The "divided" part is the "jig jag" from the edge of the chicken wire element.

Last night we went to dinner with our daughter, son-in-love, and Perry's sister at the Cock n Bull. Here are some pics of the inside and two of our meals.

Perry likes his steak so that it still moos! The lobster was excellent, as was the quinoa/rice pilaf salad and the squash medley. It was another fun evening.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Stampin' Up! Lots of Happy Card Kit Alternative

I was perusing various challenges and decided to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law's friend whose birthday is today. (This is my second post today!) It follows this sketch and the optional stripes challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday 375

I used elements from the Lots of Happy Card Kit and some of the Tropical Chic DSP I brought with me.

I fussy cut the leaves from one of the Tropical Chic sheets. The stripes come from the inside of an envelope from the Timeless Tidings kit. Without these kits, I would have had no means to make cards daily. You need these kits, peeps! Trust me on this!!

Thanks for stopping by twice today! C ya tomorrow.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings #4

Good Sunday morning, peeps. I do hope you are not getting too tired of seeing the cards from this kit. Today's card is one suggested by SU and I'm delighted that it fits the challenge at As You See It #182 - Divided

With the quickness of putting this card together, I have time to post some pics of our times in the great northeast.

Perry's sister and a fellow volunteer firemen

Perry, moi, and the fellow fireman's wife at The Boathouse in Caroga Lake, NY

Bluegrass Festival at Caroga Lake

Our favorite restaurant in Albany, NY

Our daughter and son-in-love!
Yours truly and hubs

Rack of  Lamb with "waffle" fries
16 day aged Rib Eye

7 oz. Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter
7 oz. Filet Mignon with Horseradish Sauce

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings #3

It was a rainy, gloomy day as I made this card yesterday for today. It did brighten my morning working on it.

My friend, Mary, played with the challenge at Paper Craft Crew the other day so I thought I might as well jump on the band wagon and create another alternative to the Timeless Tidings Project Kit. Here's the sketch for PCC#303...

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 303! Play along with the latest challenge by visiting www.papercraftcrew.com #stampinup #papercraftcrew #papercrafts #stamping #sunnygirlscraps #crafting #crafts #craft #creative #creativity #create #sketchchallenge #colorchallenge #inspirationalchallenge #tictactoechallenge

and here is my card...

I fussy cut the poinsettia out from the kit and adhered it to one of the kit card bases. Unfortunately, the only ink I have is black...I would have preferred Mossy Meadow to go with the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine that I used for my bow. 

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Timeless Tidings Stamp set onto a banner from the kit, cut off the gold end and adhered it to a gold banner from the Lots of Happy card kit using Dimensionals. Since the stamp is "Script", I am entering the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I adhered 3 gold "do dads" to the poinsettia leaves. These two kits have kept me busy while we are away for a month.

Remember these products are not available until the Holiday Catalog goes public on September 5 so it's just a tease to whet your appetite for this wonderful, versatile kit. When the time comes, if I can help you order, let me know.

If you have any questions, let me know in a comment and I'll reply asap. I do not respond to "anonymous" comments as I am finding that most are spam. Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you tomorrow.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings Project Kit #2

Can you believe we are over half way through August? Peeps, you've got to get your Christmas cards started if you haven't already!

Here's a quick way to do it, but you don't have to and can't start until after September 5th. I'm just giving you another sneak peek at the Timeless Tidings Project Kit but this time I created my own design rather than sticking to the SU samples. 

I was inspired by the sketch at Jingle Belles

and the theme at C.R.A.F.T. #479...ready for Christmas? Here you go...

I used one of the Crumb Cake card bases from the Lots of Happy kit. The inside of one of the envelopes from the Timeless Tidings kit is cut to 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" for a mat. Since I have no trimmer with me nor punches, I have to totally rely on my paper snips to cut with and the kits for every other shape. The circles are all from the Timeless Tidings kit. The double banner is from both kits. The little red bow is one of the enamel shapes from Santa's Workshop that I received on Monday at my sister-in-law's.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are ready for your weekend, even if you aren't ready for Christmas!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! DSP is the Star for the Combined Challenge

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Once a month the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop joins with the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We are able to choose a sketch or colors. We can also do both. I like to do both because it's a challenge after all! However this month I am traveling and do not have access to supplies so this card was made before I left home and I didn't know the colors. (As this posts, there were no colors as Sandi was in the midst of moving and her two team members are on vacation.)

Here's the sketch...

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and here is what I made for it...

I think it follows it pretty close, don't you?

My card base is Soft Sea Foam with a mat of Tranquil Textures DSP. 

I cut a square of Shaded Spruce 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" and ran it through my Big Shot using the Tufted TIEF. I then took a piece of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer Series Paper and cut off one of the edge pieces and adhered it next to the Tufted square. But before I did that, I ran a Linen Thread around the Tranquil Textures mat and tied a bow. Then I adhered the Shaded Spruce "square" to the DSP and adhered the strip of laser paper next to it.

I adhered the littlest pearls from the Basic Pearl Jewel Basics in the spots where the Tufts were indented. It took 27 itty bitty pearls!

The inside is blank because I'm on the road and I'm sure I will use it for a thank you to to one of the people who have taken us in as guests!

This will be my second entry into the challenge at Cards in Envy to use something new. This is the first time I have used that embossing folder and I think I'll use it more once I get home again.

Thanks for stopping by  and traveling with me. Hop along now!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings

Happy Wednesday, peeps. Today in upstate NY it's supposed to be 87 and humid. I certainly can feel the moisture in my paper! My card brings you a view of the trees around my sister-in-law's cottage in the Adirondacks. However, this is more of a winter scene and I believe it fits the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #350 - A Sketch by Narelle

The orientation is a little different, but please tell me you see it...

I used the Timeless Tidings Project Kit, which will be available September 5. I made it exactly like the sample by SU. Hope you like it AND I hope it does Narelle proud.

Over at Cards in Envy they are asking to use something new and it must fit flat into an envelope. This kit is new to me and the first time I have used it...it just arrived at my sister-in-law's cottage on Monday. 

Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow for our Thursday blog hop.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! Lots of Happy Card Kit

Do you know what today was? Well, besides rainy and stay inside...it was "register for Stampin' Up!'s On Stage convention in Orlando 11/7 - 11/10" day. Registration opened at noon and I was registered by 12:30...woo hoo! It's my first one and I can hardly wait to go and meet my team members and all the demonstrators I follow. 

Shopping Our Stash #367 - Leaf It To Me requires that we use a leaf or leaves on our card.

My card base is from the Lots of Happy kit as is the focal piece. I made this at Patti's with some background paper that Elizabeth had. She had the SU Blends so I colored the flowers and leaves which are a punch out from the kit. Liz had some purple and white baker's twine so I used that as well. I elevated the flowers with dimensionals.

For the inside, I used a couple of Hampton Art stamps she had using ink spots she had by Bess. I glued a flower (from the kit) that I had colored with the watercolor pencils that came in the kit.

Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow...hope you will be too.