Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #103

Hi Friends!  A new week and a new board from Tic Tac Toe!  

My card today is following the first row down:  Splatter, Flowers, and Green.

On a SU Granny Apple Green card base, I layered a piece of embossed (SU Scripty 3D EF) ombre DSP after splattering with white paint.  The SU Art Gallery floral was stamped with Daffodil Delight and Bumblebee, die cut, and popped up on a stitched scalloped rectangle.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I tied a bit of polka dot ribbon and layered the rectangle on top.    

Thanks for stopping by ~ we hope you'll play along this week.



The Paper Players #530: Ann's Sketch Challenge

 Hi Friends! Today I'm posting for the latest challenge over at The Paper Players:

Ann has come up with a great sketch and since "spring" was in the air here yesterday, I went with a springy Easter card:

On a pink card base, I first embossed a yellow cardstock layer from my scraps with a basket weave embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts. The next layer is a background I created quite a while ago with an old Bokeh stamp set and Catherine Pooler inks.  I popped up a chick, colored with Copics, that never made it on a card last Easter from Pink & Main's Easter Peeps stamp set along with a sentiment from the same set.  It felt good to use bits and pieces that I had saved...I definitely need to do that more often!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Hope you're having a good week!


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Seize the Birthday #208

 Hi Friends! Here's a card to play along with Seize the Birthday's latest challenge.  The topping is to "Create a Scene""

I was totally inspired by the great DT cards, especially Cathy and Glenda's gorgeous ocean scenes.  I decided to pull out one of my favorite fish stamp sets from MFT called "Adorned Ocean Friends" and create an underwater scene with various other foliage stamps and SU DSP.  The sentiment is from an old Simon Says stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!



The Paper Players #529: A CAS Challenge from LeAnne

 Hi Friends! I'm playing along over at The Paper Players where LeAnne has a CAS Challenge for us featuring felines:

Now, I'm not a cat person.  Not because I don't want to be but that is one allergy that I never outgrew.  Needless to say, I have a ton of dog stamps but only 2 stamps featuring cats!  I chose the one stamp that wouldn't start me sneezing:

My kitty coffee cup came from Catherine Pooler and the sentiment from My Favorite Things.  I used a coffee bean embossing folder on the top 2/3 of the card and stenciled little rays of sunshine around the cup. I used Stampin' Up Blends to color the hypoallergenic cat :) 

Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you're having a good week!


Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Paper Players Challenge #528: Jaydee's Color Challenge

 Hi Friends! I'm just in time to play along over at The Paper Players before it closes...whew!  It's a color challenge from Jaydee with one of my favorite color combos:

I played along with pretty simple card using Red, Black & White and a touch of silver (in the ribbon):

I white heat embossed the "Chatterbox" background stamp from Catherine Pooler on black cardstock, layered it on red cardstock, and added a piece of silver/white ribbon.  The sentiment is from MFT, as is the little popped up heart speech bubble.  

Thanks for stopping by!



Tic Tac Toe Challenge #101

 Hi there! It's time for a new board over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and we hope you'll play along!

My card is following the First Row on the diagonal: Cute Critter, Dots, and Hugs/Miss You.

I layered an embossed piece of SU Crumb Cake cardstock onto a piece of SU Real Red.  The embossing was from an older folder from We R Memory Keepers with big dots.  It was one of the first "3D" embossing folders.  The dots are big and bold but didn't photograph too well here so I added little dots to my cute critter's cheeks :) The bear is from the stamp set that came with the December Paper Pumpkin kit and I colored him with SU Blends.  He's holding a little die cut stitched heart from Memory Box.  The sentiment die is from Simon Says Stamp that I just had to have (given the name of my blog :), cut out of Real Red cardstock.  

Thanks so much for stopping by...come play with us!



Friday, February 12, 2021

Seize the Birthday #207

 Hello Friends! I have a card today for the Seize the Birthday challenge:

The theme is always birthday but you can also play along with an extra topping.  The topping this time around is "Hearts." I still have all my Valentine/Love supplies out so I pulled my favorite balloons and dies from MFT:

I stenciled a bit of brick wall with SU Crumb Cake ink to help the heart balloons "pop" and added a fun sentiment from SSS.  I tied black embroidery cord onto the balloons, popped them up, and layered on SU Real Red cardstock.  The card base is SU Crumb Cake to coordinate with the brick wall. 

Thanks for stopping and Happy Valentine's Day!