Sunday, October 19, 2014

Gold Feathers For You, Paper Players 218

Greetings, Stampers! It's Sunday, time for another Paper Players challenge, and this week the hostess is me! It's a Clean and Simple challenge with the option of using silver or gold on your project. I have all sorts of metallic goodies in my stash and had fun pulling them all out and deciding what to use.

I went in a bit of a different direction than my normal style as I wanted the beautiful papers to take center stage. I used Gold Soiree Designer Paper (LOVE this stuff), Gold Foil Paper and Gold Glimmer Paper. 

Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch was perfect for what I had in mind. I eliminated the three dots though, as they got totally lost on the patterned paper.

I struggled a little bit with the white panel. I tried background stamping and I tried embossing, but everything looked to busy. In the end I decided to leave it plain white. I used a piece of retired textured paper to add just a little more interest.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: A Round Array
Card Stock: Whisper White, Textured White
Designer Series Paper: Gold Soiree
Ink Pads: Gold Encore
Tools: Big Shot, Feathers Framelits, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Accessories: Gold Foil Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Thanks for visiting, and please visit the rest of the DT at The Paper Players! I hope you'll play along with my challenge, too!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Peace and Joy, FF42, CCMC324 & TC16

Hi there, Friends! I finally found a moment to sneak into my craft room and came up with this CAS number featuring the Festival of Trees and Good Greetings stamp sets. I'm using the On Point Embossing Folder for the first time, and love the way it works with the tree. I'm also playing along with three challenges.

I absolutely love the inspiration photo at Festive Friday. I tried to channel all that white space and traditional colors with a modern style.

The colors are from Create with Connie and Mary. I didn't have any festive papers in Baked Brown Sugar so I substituted Crumb Cake. I hope the ladies don't mind! 

Leslie's sketch at The Challenge was exactly what I had in mind for my creation. 

Nothing complicated here, folks. The circle and starburst were cut with Framelits, and the tree was cut with the coordinating tree punch. The little star is a punch too, and the little birdie cut out by hand.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, Good Greetings
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree
Ink Pads: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Circles and Starburst Framelits, On Point Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Tree Punch
Accessories:  Silver Glimmer Paper

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, October 13, 2014

We Have A New Friend!

Some of you may remember that over the summer, we lost our beloved furry friend, Oreo. We let him out after dinner to do his business and he was never seen again. We searched furiously for him for weeks & months. The other day I was "talking" to Oreo and I asked him to send me a sign if he was still alive. That day my friend Sue started texting me pictures of this little cat that her sister found in her back yard a week ago. Though she loved him, she knew she couldn't keep him because of her two dogs. Oreo was a rescued kitty and I think he wanted us to adopt this little guy.

He's only about 10 weeks old. We are pretty sure he's a male, but a visit to the vet will confirm that. Until such time he will not formally be named, but the name his foster mother gave him was Bitty, because he is such a tiny bit of a thing. So he will remain Bitty for a few more days until we decide on a name.

What a little bundle of cuteness! He's all white except for a black tail and a black patch on his head which looks kind of like a butterfly. We just brought him home yesterday, and needless to say the poor little fella is quite stressed and confused and has been sleeping alot. 

No craft project today but I thought you might like to see what kept me busy yesterday! I'll get back to my paper and ink as soon as I can! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Give Thanks for The Paper Players

Happy Sunday, fellow Stampers! This week at The Paper Players, the talented Ann Schach has an autumnal color challenge for us featuring three of the newest In-Color's. 

For All Things is a stamp set that hasn't seen much ink yet, and I thought the pretty leaves would be perfect for this challenge. They were cut out by hand.

The layout is from this week's sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.

I layered up my leaves with several different embellishments. The subtle background was created by inking up the Honeycomb Embossing Folder with a sponge, placing my cardstock inside and rolling over it with a brayer. I couldn't find a Hello Honey patterned paper to my liking so I created my own using the background stamp in this stamp set.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: For All Things
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper: Color Me Autumn
Ink Pads: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Crumb Cake
Tools: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Brayer
Accessories: Gold Bakers Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Wood Embellishements, Venetian Crochet Trim

We hope you'll find time to play along with us this week at The Paper Players! Please visit the rest of the Design Team, too!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Tag a Bag, TCC20

Greetings, friends! The week is just whizzing by and I've had hardly any time to craft or blog. Boo hoo! This is another of the projects that we made in my recent Halloween class. Most of the products are current SU products, but the Washi Tape and Bitty Bat Punch are retired. Please bring back the BItty Bat Punch, Stampin' Up! It's so adorable! The washi tape and several punches made easy work of this project, despite all the layers. Scroll all the way down to see the list of ingredients we used.

I'm playing along with the simple and perfect color challenge at The Card Concept this week. Love that inspiration photo. Hmm, just thinking that this isn't exactly a card though I could easily turn it into one. Hope they don't mind! 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Good Greetings
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tagerine Tango
Ink Pads: Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Heat Tool. Scalloped Tag Topper, 1 38" Circle, Bitty Bat and 3/16" Corner Punches
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Witches Brew and Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Tag a Bag Gift Bags, Kraft Stickers, Black Bakers Twine

Just a reminder: The extremely versatile Good Greetings Clear Mount Stamp Set is only available through October 31. You can purchase this stamp set, or you can earn it free with your party or order of $300 or more!

Good Greetings Stamp Set, Item# 135017, $17.00

See the Good Greetings Flyer by clicking here.

Inky hugs :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Feathery Thanks: PPA222, MOJO385 & LIM192

Hello, my Happy Stampers! Here we are back to another Monday, the first of October! In NY it was a rainy and dreary day on Saturday, but Sunday the sun came out and my DD and I attended a fabulous bead show. Beading is just one of another of my endless list of hobbies. I went to a bead show and made jewelry on Sunday, today (Monday) I have a stamp class at my house, and Tuesday I am going to Nancy's crochet class. My mind and my Pinterest boards are jumbled with crafts! And recipes! Love them all! Need more time! 

Anyway, is there a card here, you ask? Yes! It features the Four Feathers and Lots of Thanks Stamp Sets. I'm playing along with the delicious color challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the Autumn's Bounty challenge at Simply Less is More. I'm a day late for the challenge at Mojo Monday but would like to acknowledge that I used their sketch. It was a busy weekend...

Yumm... love these feathers. Two were heat embossed with Early Espresso and Calypso Coral Embossing Powders, the other simply stamped with So Saffron Ink.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Four Feathers, Lots of Thanks
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack
Ink Pads: Versamark, Early Espresso, So Saffron
Tools: Big Shot, Feathers Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories: Early Espresso and Calypso Coral Embossing Powders, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, In Color Sequins

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Halloween Tiny Treat Box, PP216

Hi, Friends! This week it's Jaydee's turn to be hostess at The Paper Players, and she has chosen a Halloween theme for her challenge. That was great timing, because tomorrow night is my stamp class and our theme is Halloween, too!


This is a sneak peek for my class attendees :) One of the things we'll be making is these cute Tiny Treat Boxes, made using the Fall Fest Stamp Set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits. Say that three times fast! 

I love, love, love photopolymer stamps because they are a breeze to line up the images. Love this set even better because of the matching Framelits. The pumpkin sits on top of a 1 3/4" Circle and a Starburst Circle.

The tag in the front was made using the Label Love Stamp Set and coordinating Artisan Label Punch, with a Bitty Banner behind. The paper on the sides was created using the Fall Fest Stamp Set, also. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Fall Fest, Label Love
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey
Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners, Starburst and Fun Fall Framelits, 1 3/4" Circle and Artisan Label Punches
Accessories: Tiny Treat Boxes

Please come join the fun and play along with us this week at The Paper Players!