Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SIP#24 color challenge

Good Tuesday Morning All!!!  Welcome to the 24th challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week is a color challenge..... Please take  moment to join us and enter a card!!


Although these colors could be a great twist on Christmas colors, I needed a break from 'all things Christmas', so I went a different direction.......

I pulled out an "old" favorite, the Butterfly Basics and the thinlits.  The dsp background is from the Cherry on Top stack. I layered it on top of a case of white cardstock, after I stamped on it with the ferns and the flower from Butterfly Basics. I cut a large circle in the dsp with a circle die. I added some bling to the butterflies, and DONE!!

Pretty simple idea, but I like how it turned out!!  Now back to Christmas cards....sigh....

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!  Safe travels if you are headed out to share the holiday with friends or family!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stampin Friends Thanksgiving Hop

Welcome to the November blog hop for Stampin Friends. Thank you for joining us!!

This month's guest hoppers are Wynne Grob, Kim Smith, and  Steph Jandrow. Hope you enjoy their creations along with everyone else's.  If you need to back up to Cindy Waldroff's page, the following button will take you there......


 This month the theme is Thanksgiving.  I love the reminders this time of year to take some time to be thankful for things I have. I think I get so wrapped up in day to day concerns and tend to forget the positives at times. 

I decided to go a little funny with my card and project. I just purchased this adorable turkey from Unity Stamps and had to put him to use!!

My mom used to always refer to Thanksgiving as "Turkey Day", so this makes me smile a bit and think of her.

We have a great little craft store locally (well, it's an hour away, but that's as close as I get one) that carries all kinds of fun papers and buttons and such. I usually go in with one or two items I am looking for, but I never seem to leave with just those few things. I know the button came from there, and I think most of the paper did, too.  They host a constant "garage sale" in the back corner of the store where you can put items you no longer need or use, and when others buy them, you receive that amount in store credit.  It is a fun way to get some new toys when my funds are low!!  :)

The card base is Crushed Curry, the white layer was run thru my Bigshot using the Decorative Dots folder. I sponged a little Crushed Curry on to the white to make it blend a bit as I didn't like it just stark white. The sentiment I cut out to be a little banner.

 For my project, I made a matching treat holder.  The turkey parts are attached to the cup with dimentionals.  I think he is just adorable!!  :)  So festive!!  He would also work great if you have the fry box die, but, as orange is my favorite color, I just had to use this cup!

Also, this month, if you email Elizabeth at happystamper508@gmail.com with the favorite color of each of the 12 bloggers and comment on each blog, you will receive a little crafty prize in the mail from each of us as a thank you.

The Next button will take you on to Elizabeth Thatcher's page. I am sure she has something wonderful in store for you!!

Thank you for stopping my blog.
I hope you each have a Blessed Thanksgiving.


1. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2015/11/19/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop
2.  Mandy Reedyk - http://mandyreedyk.blogspot.com/2015/11/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-hop.html
3. Steph Jandrow - http://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop
4. Wynne Grob - http://cropsscissorspaper.blogspot.com/2015/11/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop.html
5.  Tina Riddle - http://www.tinascropshop.com/2015/11/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop.html
6. Deana Benson-  http://www.designcreativelybling.com/2015/11/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop.html
7. Siara Acdal - http://www.siarasweetsensations.com/2015/11/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop.html
8. Kim Smith - http://craftingbuddy.blogspot.com/2015/11/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop.html
9. Andrea Pancrazio - http://www.andreascardshop.com/new-blog-avenue/2015/11/19/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-blog-hop
10. Kirsteen Gill-http://www.creatinwithkirsteen.com/home/thanksgiving-stampin-friends-blog-hop
11. Cindy Waldroff-http://stampingindixie.blogspot.com/2015/11/what-great-holiday-stampin-friends-blog.html
12.  Lisa Altman - http://bluetricyclecrafts.blogspot.com/2015/11/stampin-friends-thanksgiving-hop.html

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SIP #23 sketch

Good Tuesday Morning All!!  And welcome to challenge #23 at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week it is a sketch.....  Hope you all take a moment to join us.....can't wait to see your take on this idea.....

I liked this one right away, and ended up going in a slightly different direction with it than I originally imagined.....

I started with a totally different idea, but then knew I wanted to make use of the "Thankful" from my Six Sayings set, so came up with a different card entirely. Crazy when that happens!! 

I used a piece of dsp from the Color Me Irresistible pack. I colored it with Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, and Cherry Cobbler. The base is Baked Br Sugar, as is the piece I stamped the sentiment on and embossed in gold. I added a piece of gold ribbon before attaching the sentiment with dimentionals. Then I cut leaves in coordinating colors with a die from Impression Obsession.

Hope you like my idea. And I hope each of you has a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SIP #22 Free For Fall

Hey hey hey!!  It's a Free For Fall at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!!!  Hope you take some time to join us!!


The challenge was to make a 3D project, if we were up to it.  I have been making some treat holders for the usual round of Fall/Christmas craft fairs, and thought I would try to come up with something new that I haven't done before. So, here is the result......

I chose Chocolate Chip cardstock (and now want choc chip cookies!!). The bottom is the SU Fry Box, on the front of which I punched a bunch of pieces with the Word Window punch and adhered them with some Tombow glue to the front of the box. Then I trimmed the top with Baked Brown Sugar trim, stamped a sentiment from Picture This, cut the sentiment out to be a little banner, and trimmed it with a piece of Flower Trim.

The head is the Top Note die folded in half. The eyes are: white - 1 1/2" punch, baked br sugar - 1 1/4" punch, choc chip - 3/4" punch. The orange nose I freehanded.

I filled him with a baggie of one of my fall favorites, peanut butter flavored candy corn!!  Yum.  Turns out that I overfilled the bag, so I am snacking on a few as I type this.  :)  hehehehe.......  The bag is tied with a piece of Baked Br Sugar thick twine.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog!!
Hope you take some time to join us.  :)

Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SIP #21 CAS Christmas

Hello, and welcome to challenge #21 at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

I was SUPER excited when Justin posted this one!!  I love, love, love Christmas!!

This was very exciting to me, cuz, have I mentioned, I love Christmas?!?!  :)

Here is what I came up with. I used the Northern Flurries embossing folder on some white cardstock. Next I taped off the borders on one of the sentiments from the Six Sayings hostess set (it was just too big for the space when I tried it with the whole stamp inked).

I love this sentiment!!

There is a touch of Wink of Stella on the snowflakes of the card mounted on the white base. The ink on both and the base of the other are Wisteria Wonder.

I love how they turned out.  A great addition to all the goodies we are making for the upcoming craft fairs in our area. 

Hope you enjoy my card.
Make it a great day!!

PS.... I love Christmas!!  :)