Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#thxs ,#loveit, #happy --SC103

April 29, 2015

Oh WOW!  It is POURING at my house.  So much for tennis or my walk. :( SO, --- I ran into my craft room with my coffee and created a card for the Stampin' Celebration Challenge!

I wanted to thank a very special friend for doing a big favor for me.  We stay in touch via the phone every day, so I decided to use my cell phone from Sugarpea Designs "Hashtag Hipster"and heat embossed it with Tempting Turquoise. (her favorite color)  

Always great to sent someone a little sunshine!  I made a matching envelope to finish my card and left the inside blank to write a note.  I still love to write personal notes inside all of my cards.  I feel like it is a dying art.  

If you have a minute, please leave a comment!  I love to hear from you!

Happy Hump Day to All!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, April 27, 2015

BELIEVE--Merry Monday #156

April 27, 2015

I am back from my visit in Indiana and able to spend a few minutes in my craft room today.  This is one of my favorite pictures taken while I visited my Mom.  We went to Indiana University to see my niece ride in the Little 500 Bike Race.  I am so proud of her.  

                                    Bloomington, Indiana-IU campus
                                  My niece, Sara Kathrine is in the middle.  

My card is for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  Wendy is hosting the challenge that calls for projects with pinecones, greens and the word "Believe"!  

I used one of my favorite retired stamps by Stampin' Up! "Ornamental Pine."
It is such a realistic stamp and it always shines on any card.

I used a new die set by My Favorite Things-Blueprint 14.  I can see using this set for many cards.  I just love all the possibilities this set offers. The retired "Under The Tree" DSP by Stampin' Up was cut with the square die.  The base card is Very Vanilla.  (10" X 5" scored at 5") I stamped the pine needles in Always Artichoke and the pinecones in Early Expresso on Very Vanilla after using the die for this shape.  I added white gel pen to the pine cones.  Early Expresso ink was sponged over the top of the pines. I then stamped Versa Mark over the top of the pines and covered in in clear embossing powder.  It is very difficult to see the shine, but it really is pretty!. 

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set, "Christmas Words."  I masked the other words and only stamped "Believe."  It is stamped in Early Expresso.  Linen Thread and an Early Expresso button was added.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Wishing you a fabulous day!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's Your Day! --SSC100

April 26, 2015

It's Sunday and time to play along with Sunday Stamps!  It is our 100th Challenge!  How exciting is that!  We hope you will join us for this special event!

We have a fantastic sketch to challenge you this week!  We can't wait to see your creations!  

  • Feel Free to use any brand of Product you have. 
  • Please create a new project with the Sketch above and provide a link to our challenge or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
  • Please limit the number of combined challenges to no more then 5 including ours. 
  • Have fun!!! 
  • The Challenge is open for 2 weeks and the Linky will close on Friday, May 8th @ 6pm EST.

I wanted to do something different this week.  My card is very masculine and fun for any guy on his special day!  I used the background stamp "Backgrounds Rule."  I stamped on Soft Suede card stock with Soft Suede ink.  The rest of the papers are from the same paper pack "Kraft In Color." 

I stamped the sentiment using the "Fabulous Four" Stamp set.  A twine cord was knotted and added at the top of the card and two Soft Suede candy dots were added in the corners.  

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

We hope you will join us at Sunday Stamps!

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin'!

For My Wonderful Mother-PP242

April 26, 2016

WOW!  This week flew by!  It is Sunday and time for another fabulous challenge at The Paper Players!  The super talented, Ann is our hostess this week!  We can't wait to see all your fabulous creations!  

My card is for Mother's Day.  My mom loves green so, I wanted it to reflect Springtime, too!  I know she will cherish it and I can't wait to send it to her.

I used Pistachio Pudding and Blushing Bride on my card.  The base card is white.  I really love how the pink and green pop off the white.  The Blushing Bride scalloped oval was cut using a punch.  The inside oval was made using a retired embossing folder by Stampin' Up!  I trimmed the oval with my paper snips.  I then cut another white oval with the oval punch to put in the middle of the embossed oval. 

I stamped three Petite Petals flowers with Rose Red and then punched them out using the matching punch.  I stamped a few Pistachio Pudding leaves in the background using "Summer Silhouettes."   Stampin' Dimensionals were added to make the flowers pop up and a pearl was added in the center of each flower.

A retired Stampin' Up Stamp, "Delightful Dozen" was used for the sentiment.
A row of tiny pearls was added below the sentiment to make it even more feminine.  A matching envelope was created using the envelope liner and Background Designer Series Paper in Blushing Bride. 

Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog.  Please leave a message and let me know your thoughts.  I always love to hear from you!

Any questions, please email me at: Claire.

I hope you’ll be inspired to play with us this week!  Check out what the other designers created for this challenge.  You won't be disappointed!  

Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Please link up your creation here! All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  This linky will close on Friday, April 30th, at Noon (PST).

Have a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin!