Thursday, September 30, 2021

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Cabin Christmas Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a sketch challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, welcome back!! Either way, you're in for a treat!!! I used the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set and coordinating Cabin Dies, along with the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set to create my card for today.


Here is our sketch.
My card base is Basic Gray. I cut a piece of Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper and stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set on it with Basic Gray ink.

I stamped the cabin from the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set on scrap Basic White with Basic Gray ink. I cut it out with a die from the Cabin Dies. I adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Snow on the trees, snow on the cabin roof, snow on the ground...what better place to play for Christmas than at Jingle Belles Dashing Through the Snow and Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #561.

For the inside...

I stamped both the sentiment and the image from the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set on a piece of Basic White with Basic Gray ink.

Thank you for taking a look at my post. Now, on with the hop! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to team members and their projects. Thank you for hopping with us.



Amy Koenders
Mary Deatherage
Kristi Gray
Jaimie Babarczy
Sue Prather
Karen Finkle - you are here!
Akiko Sudano
Karen Ksenzakovic
Tara Carpenter

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Stampin' Up! All Good Things Belated Birthday Card

Good mid-week morning, peeps! How's your week been so far? 

My card today is a slimline. I think I'm getting to like them a little better. I needed the length for my design which was inspired by Joanne James' sketch at The Paper Players PP560


My card base is Just Jade cardstock with a strip of Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the koi from the retired All The Good Things Stamp Set on scraps of Basic White with Calypso Coral ink and Cajun Craze ink. I punched them out with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch and adhered them to Shaded Spruce mats I made with my trimmer. I adhered them to the card with liquid glue.

The sentiment is stamped with Shaded Spruce ink and it's from the retired Well Scripted Stamp Set. To keep fairly true to the sketch I stamped another koi and fussy cut it. I adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside...


I stamped the larger koi with Calypso Coral ink and the sentiment from the In Your Words Host Stamp Set with Evening Evergreen ink.

Measurements:

Card Base: 7" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 3 1/2""

DSP Strip: 1" x 8 1/2"

Mats for images: 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"

Scraps of Basic White for images

Inside Panel: 3 1/4" x 8 1/4"

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Stampin' Up! Counting Sheep

Happy Tewesday, peeps! Did you notice I misspelled Tuesday? ... and I bet you know why? Yeppers, here they are...


I made my card for the Color Hues challenge #TCH26:


Yesterday I made a card totally with washi tape and my goal is to use my washi tape. I don't have enough years left in me use it all so I'll just use what I can! 

My card base is thick Basic White and I added strips of washi tape on the top and bottom. I stamped two ewes, from the Counting Sheep Stamp Set, on Basic White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut them out with the Sheep Dies. I colored their hooves with a Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker. I used the Ivory Stampin' Blend to color their faces. They are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used the balloon die from the Sheep Dies to cut three balloons from the Penguin Playmates DSP and adhered them with liquid glue.

The sentiment is from the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and is stamped with Petal Pink ink.  

The inside is plain and simple...

I used Flirty Flamingo ink to stamp the sentiment from the In Your Words Stamp Set.

Thank you for stopping by today.
     

Monday, September 27, 2021

Stampin' Up! Loyal & True Washi Tape Card

Welcome to my Monday Morning Makeover Madness card. I made a Mermaid card with washi tape here last Wednesday. Today's makeover was easier for me. I have no idea where the tape came from but the stamp set is the retired Loyal & True. I do not give up any military related stamps! I'm entering this card at Crafting Happiness #115 ATG, Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2139 and A Perfect Time to Craft #9-2021.


My card base is Night of Navy cardstock with a mat of Misty Moonlight cardstock. I took a piece of Basic White (5" x 3 3/4"), made an "X" from one corner to another and laid the washi tape at opposite angles and wrapped it to the back. Then I adhered it to the Misty Moonlight mat with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment on Basic White with Night of Navy ink and punched it out with the Rectangular Postage Punch. I cut a Night of Navy mat for it and rounded the corners. It's adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The inside is clean and simple...


Today would have been my 52nd wedding anniversary with this Vietnam Veteran. We met through the mail 2/14/69. It was love at first write!!


He loved his peanut M & M's!  Here's a bar for you!! Thanks for stopping by.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates Fun Card

Blessed Sunday to all my peeps! Today I'm off to church and brunch on the water in downtown Ft. Myers. But before I go, I have to show you the card I made, which brings a little coolness to an already hot and humid day at 6 AM in SWFL.


It's a CASE of the one Steve and Beth McCullough made last week. If you watch the video here, you can see how it is constructed. I tried to take a video of mine spinning but it was too difficult to capture. I used a pattern from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (free with a $50 pre s/h order by 9/30/21). My bears and tree are fussy cut. The items you will need to make it are listed below.

I hope you get a chance to watch the McCullough's video and visit the challenges above.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a beautiful day. Remember to return tomorrow for some M & M's.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer Motivational/Encouraging Card

Good morning, peeps! Hope your Saturday is off to a good start. Mine is because I was able to make a card for five challenges: Time Out Challenge #197 


Creative Knockouts #420 Tic Tac Toe I went straight down the middle. My image is on the inside of my card.


and Inspiration Station Challenge #14 - Bicycling Around the Kitty.


You can see blue, yellow, green, gray, white and black from the photo which inspired me but I have no kitty and no bicycle on my card...only flowers, embossing, an image and a sentiment for the challenges.  But do you know what/who inspired my design? Amy Koenders should know! She is one of my uplines and Amy did a You Tube video yesterday which got me right into my craft room! Thank you, Amy. You can also check out her blog post today at Stamp With Amy K

Here's my card...


My card base is Basic Gray cardstock.  I then dry embossed a piece of Basic Gray with the Ornate Floral 3D EF and adhered that with liquid glue.

I cut a piece of Beautifully Penned DSP (free until 9/30 with a $50 order before s/h) and colored it with Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Old Olive.

Next I die cut the flowers and leaves from the Summer Shadows Dies (free until 9/30 with a $100 order before s/h). I cut the outer part of the flowers out of Basic White cardstock and sponged them with Pacific Point ink and Daffodil Delight ink. The under layer is cut from Basic Black cardstock. The outer leaves are Mossy Meadow cardstock and the under layers are Pear Pizzazz. The flowers are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment from the Shaded Summer Stamp Set is stamped on Basic White with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with the black emboss powder from the Basics Embossing Powders. I punched it out with the Double Oval Punch and used the scalloped part of the punch for the mat. I adhered it with Dimensionals.

For the inside...


I stamped the image from the Shaded Summer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Blends. The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set. I think the sentiment is motivational/encouraging so I'm entering my card in the Alphabet Challenge "M" is for Motivational. I'm also playing again at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2021.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Book Tags

TGIF, peeps! Can you believe it's the last Friday in September? I was supposed to be in NC from tomorrow through November 12, but alas that won't be happening. With being home, I was able to join a small group at church and we are doing a study on Friendships by Love God Greatly. So, I made these for the delightful ladies in the group.






The Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and Tailor Made Tag Dies were perfect for creating these.


My biggest love is the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. I was able to cut most of them so I could stamp directly on the front. Only one had to be stamped on the back and that one was for me!

I used the 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon in four of the In Colors 2021-2023 and the gold Simply Elegant Trim.

They were impressed with the stitching around the edges. I did confess it was done with a die! I'm entering my project in the Krafty Chicks Challenge #578 All Occasions Challenge, Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2021 Challenge, The Stinkin' Inkers Pick Me Up Challenge, Aud Sentiments Challenge #284 Friendship + A Sentiment, and Time Out Challenge #197

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

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Stampin' Up! All for Baby Easel Fun Fold Card

Good mid-week, peeps! This is the last Wednesday in October; can you believe it?!! Hope you have had a good week so far. I was inspired by m...