Thursday, April 29, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #111

 Hello Friends! Time for a new board over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge:



This time I worked with the Right Column Down:  Flowers, Dragonfly, and Scallops.




This is a pretty simple layered card that lets the die cuts do most (if not all) of the work!  Here are the products I used:

  • Stampin' Up Misty Moonlight cardstock, Vellum, and Basic White
  • Stampin' Up Misty Moonlight ink 
  • Stampin' Up Hand-Penned DSP (available May 4th)
  • Stampin' Up Scalloped Contours Dies (available May 4th)
  • Stampin' Up Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stampin' Up Honey Bee sentiment
  • Stampin' Up Detailed Dragonfly dies

Thanks for stopping by ~ We'd love to have you play along this week!

Hugs,

Annie

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Paper Players #538: Claire's Sketch Challenge

 Hi Friends! This week is a sketch challenge over at The Paper Players:



I think sketch challenges are one of my favorites because they give you such a great starting point (especially if you're missing your mojo)!


I had these cute little die cuts that I had stamped, colored, and die cut but they were missing a home.  This sketch was a perfect way to showcase them 😉

Here's the products I used:

  • Ellen Hutson 'Just Squidding' Stamps & Dies
  • Stampin' Up Blends
  • Hero Arts Wave Die
  • Doodlebug Design DSP from 'Anchors Aweigh'

Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a great week!

Hugs,

Annie

Seize the Birthday #212 - Spring Flowers

 Hello Friends! Cutting it a little close to play along over at Seize the Birthday where the topping this week is Spring Flowers.


Around here, nothing says Spring like pansies.  They are the first blooms to show up at the nursery!


Here's the products I used:

  • Stampin' Up Fresh Freesia cardstock and ink (available May 4th)
  • Concord & 9th Stripes background stamp
  • Stampin' Up Pansy Petals DSP and Pansy Dies (Available May 4th)
  • Stampin' Up White Crinkled Seam Binding (colored with Blends available May 4th))
  • Mama Elephant Scalloped Rectangle
  • Stampin' Up Happiest of Birthdays stamps
  • Stampin' Up In Color Gems (available May 4th)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Hug,

Annie

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #109

 Hi Friends! Time for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge board:


I used the 2nd Row Down for my card today: Pink, Baby Theme, and Polka Dots. Perfect for a baby card that I happily needed!


It was a chance to use one of my favorite die sets called 'Bundle of Baby Clothes' from MFT. I die cut the clothes from Waffle Flowers' Polka Dot bright pink card stock. The petite gingham DSP is also from MFT, along with the sentiment from their 'Welcome Baby' stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo ink and Memento Tuxedo Black, then die cut with Stampin' Up's 'Stitched So Sweetly' dies. I just love those cute little clothes!

We hope you'll play along this week ~ thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,

Annie 



Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Paper Players Challenge #535: Jaydee's Theme Challenge

 Hi Friends! A card today to celebrate Spring and finally some sun here! I'm playing along over at The Paper Players Challenge where Jaydee is hosting a fun theme:

Here's my card that I put together for my DIL:


I added a piece of MFT Petite Gingham DSP to a Stampin' Up Basic White cardbase. The fun image from Simon Says Stamp was colored with Stampin' Up Blends, die cut, and added to the card base.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, die cut, and popped up.  I added a little butterfly sparkled up with Nuvo Glitter Gloss and some rhinestones to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Hope you're having a good week (and some Spring sun)!

Hugs,

Annie


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #107

 Hi Friends! Time for another fun board over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge:


This week I played along with the first row down: Butterfly, Square, and Friend.


I kept it clean and simple to focus on the beautiful butterfly.  I masked off a square and used Distress Oxide inks to blend the background.  I also used a stitched rectangle die to add some interest around the square.  The butterfly was die cut from white cardstock and vellum, adding pearls to the body.  

Here are the products I used:
Stampin' Up Basic White cardstock and SU Vellum
SU Brilliant Wings Dies
SU A Touch of Ink (sentiment)
Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangles
SU Pearl Basic Jewels
Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, & Broken China

Thanks for stopping by!  We hope you'll pick a row and play along this week!

Hugs,

Annie

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Paper Players #533: A CAS Challenge from Ann

 Hi there!  The Paper Players Challenge this week is a CAS one with an Animals theme:


So...since it's raining cats and dogs here...I played with an old puppy stamp from my stash:


After a lot of masking and stenciling with Distress Inks, I added the pup to the brick wall and did some simple coloring with my Prismacolor pencils. The puppy stamp is by Great Impressions and the sentiment from Stampin' Up's A Touch of Ink stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week and Happy Spring!

Hugs,
Annie