Thursday, November 21, 2019

PP468~Signs of Santa, #Elfie, Stampin up

 Oh boy this card turned out so cute๐Ÿ˜Š especially since when I took the picture with my camera the light hit those snowflakes and made them sparkle.  

I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at:

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Signs Of Santa
Stampin Up: #Elfie

I added a bit of the puff paint to the North Pole sign, and the little caps on the Elves.   I think it turned out nicely.   
I really love that sentiment on the inside. I will be using that on a lot of my Christmas cards this year.



I'm also including a picture of the calendar cards I made for my Etsy shop.   They turned out really nice this year.    Next week I will be having a black Friday Sale.  I'm hoping I will be able to sell a few items.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ





Sketch #343~Perfectly Plaid, Holly Berry Happiness, Wishing You Well, Stampin Up

 Goodness gracious, this little card was being difficult, as far as picture taking goes.   It reminded me of parents trying to get their little ones to pose for the perfect Christmas picture and it just won't happen.  Those are the most precious pictures, however, when you're trying to take a nice picture of the card you made for a challenge and it's not cooperating.. UGH!!  I don't know if it was the gold glimmer that threw off the lighting but nevertheless, I eventually settled for this one.  

I will submit it to the challenge at:



The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Perfectly Plaid
Stampin Up:  Holly Berry Happiness
Stampin Up:  Wishing You Well

I moved the bow to the bottom of the tree, because quite frankly it was too huge for the wreath on the side, and perhaps if I hadn't already glued down the tree I could have shared the space a little better.  Oh well.  It's finished now.  

I'm also adding a picture of the calendars I've been working on feverishly.  I wanted to get them done and put them in my shop, I plan on having an authentic Black Friday sale next week.  How official sounding.  I hope you will check it out. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping 
PJ



Sunday, November 17, 2019

TMS #529 ~ #Elfie Stampin Up, Merry Christmas

 Hello, Today I made a quick card for the challenge at:

I don't have any edging with scallops so I made a straight edge rectangle.  
I love the candy cane DSP. 
 The stamp set featured in this card is: 
Stampin Up:  #Elfie

After stamping, coloring, I fussy cut him out.  I was going to add a touch more green to the card, but thought Elfie might not stand out as much.  So I stuck with red and white.   I added few little embellishments to finish off this card. 


I'm also sharing a picture of my hand, wondering if anyone out there in the stamping community also has raynauds syndrome, and what they do to manage it?   I'd love helpful advice. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

FMS411~ So Santa, Stampin Up

 I made this sparkly Christmas card for the challenge at:

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  So Santa๐ŸŽ…

Santa baking his own Christmas cookies,๐Ÿช makes me smile ๐Ÿ˜Š
I think he looks so festive๐ŸŽ„   I love the dsp in the background.  I added a few pop dots to Mr. Claus to help him stand out. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Please stop in and visit my Etsy Shop.  I have many stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders, papers, and scrapbook clip art that I'm trying to sell.  Of course I have cards and projects too.  I would consider negotiating some prices.  I would love to be able to add more items in the store as soon as I sell a few things.  Thank you

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sketch #342~ #Elfie, Stampin Up, Christmas


  I have been so busy lately stamping cards, I felt a little overwhelmed.  YIKES❕  This is my hobby, it's suppose to be enjoyable.  However, I put pressure on myself to make a set of five cards for a make and take class.   My first one ever.  I suppose I decided to do this to help cover the cost of my hobby.  Well, folks, nobody is signing up, so looks like my box of cards will be heading to my Etsy shop.  I included a picture of the sweet little cards, which included an envelope and clear box.  I thought twenty five dollars was a reasonable price, especially since I'd be doing all the fussy work, but I suppose it's just not meant to be.  That's ok.  I will just go back to making them for the shop, and friends, with NO pressure ๐Ÿ˜‰  I'm also including a picture of the Almo card I made.  I had a woman contact me on my card facebook page to request  an Almo card for a little girl who is waiting for a lung/heart transplant.   I couldn't say no.  I don't have an Almo stamp so I decided to just draw the fuzzy little character,  I hope it brings a smile to her face.   I haven't practiced sketching in a long time, and by the looks of him, I think I best stick to stamping.  



Well now for the card today.  I will submit it to the challenge at:
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge



The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  #Elfie

I love the sentiment in this set.  I used it on the inside on the card.  I added a bit of puff paint to the Elf hat trim and little hat topper.   I then used pearl paint to color in the white of the stocking.   The background is washi tape that I adhered to white paper then trimmed the edges to give it that banner look.  I really liked the "no peeking" tape until I realized every time I tried to align it just right it was saying something most undesirable for my card.    I just gave up and hope that most people won't notice it, especially if I don't bring it up.  



Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Please stop in and visit my Etsy Shop.  I have many stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders, papers, and scrapbook clip art that I'm trying to sell.  Of course I have cards and projects too.  I would consider negotiating some prices.  I would love to be able to add more items in the store as soon as I sell a few things.  Thank you

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ










Saturday, November 9, 2019

CTS #347~Wonderful Year, Signs of Santa, Candy Cane Season, Stampin Up

 I've been a busy stamper.  This is card number 3 for the blog today.   I love looking for challenges to play with.  It keeps the mind active and the hands busy.   This card will be submitted to the challenge at: CAS(E) This Sketch


I really should have taken a picture of all the tried and failed attempts to make those lines go in the correct direction. Finally I gave up and consoled myself with "it's an interpretation" of the design,  It doesn't have to be perfect.  So folks that is why we have this card you see before you.  


The stamp sets featured in this card are:

Stampin Up:  Wonderful Year
Stampin Up:  Signs of Santa
Stampin Up: Candy Cane Season

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Please stop in and visit my Etsy Shop.  I have many stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders, papers, and scrapbook clip art that I'm trying to sell.  Of course I have cards and projects too.  I would consider negotiating some prices.  I would love to be able to add more items in the store as soon as I sell a few things.  Thank you

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ


FMS410~Sugar Peas, Christmas Moose

 Card number two for today is this adorable moose one.  I love all things moose.  So this card was right up my alley.   I love the plank background with the snow flurries in the little square.  After stamping, coloring and die cutting out this lovely little fellow I began the adhesive process.  (doesn't that sound official?)  Actually it means sticky fingers and glue everywhere for me.   I like how the ribbon adds just the right amount of sparkle to this card.  
I will submit the card to the challenge at:

The stamp set featured in this card is from:
  Sugar Peas:  Christmas Moose

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Please stop in and visit my Etsy Shop.  I have many stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders, papers, and scrapbook clip art that I'm trying to sell.  Of course I have cards and projects too.  I would consider negotiating some prices.  I would love to be able to add more items in the store as soon as I sell a few things.  Thank you

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

RRCB123~Wishing You Cheer, Wonderful Year, Stampin Up


 Hello fellow stampers.  My goodness I have a few posts to make today. I've been busy stamping, and the ole craft room shows it, as do my inky fingers and such.  
Up first is this delightful Christmas card I made for the challenge at:

RRCB 123

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up: 2007 Wishing you Cheer
Stampin Up 2016 Wonderful Year

I love the candy cane background, it just makes the card pop.   I added a few little pearls to the front of the card too.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Please stop in and visit my Etsy Shop.  I have many stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders, papers, and scrapbook clip art that I'm trying to sell.  Of course I have cards and projects too.  I would consider negotiating some prices.  I would love to be able to add more items in the store as soon as I sell a few things.  Thank you

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Thursday, November 7, 2019

November Sketch Challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown~ It's a Celebration, Sip Sip Hooray,Candy Cane Season Stampin Up

 Oh I love to make square cards lately.  This is a 5x5 inch card, that is super cute.   

I really love how the glossy accent makes the glasses look like they are holding real liquid.    

The sparkle ribbon adds the perfect touch to this card.  

The stamp sets included in this card are:
Stampin Up:  It's a Celebration
Stampin Up:  Sip Sip Hooray
Stampin Up:  Candy Cane Season

I will be submitting this card to the challenge at:


Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Don't forget to check out my etsy shop.   I have reduced prices on many items, including stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders and of course cards and paper projects.  

Keep Smiling Keep Stamping
PJ

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

TMS #528 ~ Snow Front, Making Christmas Bright Stampin Up

 Well we woke up to SNOW and not just a dusting of it, almost 4 inches.  I added a couple pictures so you could see the world of white on our side yard. Oh boy it's pretty, but I'm a summer gal at heart, so It's a bit too soon for me.  However, it did help get me in the holiday spirit to make this lovely Christmas card.   

I will be submitting it to the challenge at:

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Snow Front
Stampin Up:  Making Christmas Bright

It was a bit of a fussy card with all the cutting of the little pieces but I enjoyed it.  Plus I really like how it turned out.  Instead of the sequins I chose to use stamped images.  I ran out of clear wink of stella, drats.   My plan was to apply that heavily to the trees and then around the cabin so the snow glistened.  But oh well, I will have to add that to my shopping list of things to purchase now.
I really like the country Christmas feel this card has.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit. 

Remember to check out my Etsy shop for cards, projects, stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders and papers.  I have marked down many items. 

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ








Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Sketch #341~Snowman Season, Christmas Cuties, Stampin Up



Today I decided to try and make a home video of my card.  Do they even call it that anymore?   Well I put my little 35mm camera up on a stand and zoomed into my work station, I tried 3 takes before finally deciding to give it the official go ahead.   I even tried to figure out how to stop all that background noise, but it that didn't work.  I will include my choppy little video at the end of this post.  The card on the video is the one I made in hopes to have my first ever card class at my home.  I also made a little tag, and mini pizza box.  I've included a picture.  

Now, unto the card I made for the challenge at: 

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Snowman Season
Stampin Up:  Christmas Cuties

I really like the little felt hat, mittens and scarf for the snowman.   I decided to lay the mittens down to even out the picture a bit more.  I chose the sentiment from Christmas Cuties, because it fit so much better then the ones in the Snowman set.  (at least for this card)  

Here's that video I mentioned.   I'd love any gentle advice on how to improve the quality. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ





Monday, November 4, 2019

#TGIFC236~For all Things, Birds of a Feather, Stampin Up


I wanted to make a quick card for a friend.  She was the first person to buy from my stampin up store.    It was such a delight.  I'm no sales lady, so this is going to be a difficult road for me, but nevertheless.  I have had one sale. which means a lovely little celebration.  I sent her this card with a small little gratitude gift that I hope she will enjoy.   I can't give you all the details.  Perhaps you might place an order and then you too will receive a little token of my appreciation.   How's that for being a sale's lady?  haha.  

Any ways I'm going to submit this very clean and simple card to the challenge at:


I even carried the colors to the inside  for my little turkey.   The green got a little dark on me, but I just left it be, this was the second time trying to color him.  At first I used the water color pencils which were the exact color, but it didn't look so great, so next I pulled out the alcohol markers and they blend so lovely, but I didn't have the exact colors.   Thank Goodness I had matching inks in the stamp pads for the front of this card.  

The stamp Sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  For all Things
Stampin Up:  Birds of a Feather

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

*Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop.  All sorts of cards, paper projects, stamps, stamp sets, embossing folders, and scrapbook papers.   I marked down a LOT of prices.  Thank you.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

FMS409~ Turkey Day, Lawn Fawn, Thanksgiving

 I made this lovely 5x5 square Thanksgiving card for the challenge at:

 

Come to think of it I might being adding a collection of square cards to my Etsy shop to see if they are a hit.   I really enjoy making this size.   Of course I'll have to make all the envelopes too, but not a problem.  
Speaking of my Etsy shop.  I had two sales last month and one already this month.  YIPPEE. ❕  In fact the woman this month asked if I'd die cut the Santa's pictured below.  She saw my card/kleenex box but didn't want that, just the Santa's, so I was happy to make them for her.  

Now for the card.  The stamp set featured in this card is:

Lawn Fawn:  Turkey Day

I stamped the turkey twice so I could cut the feathers off and put them on the inside around the sentiment.  It worked out great.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Don't forget to stop by my Etsy Shop.  I just added more products, stamps, stamp sets,  embossing folders, paper and of course cards and projects.  I reduced a LOT of prices. 
Thank you. ๐Ÿ’œ