Friday, August 23, 2019

Sketch #330~Beautiful Baubles, Delightful Decorations Stampin Up

 I just wanted to make one more card for the challenge at: 
I decided to make that Christmas card after all.  I love making them, and I'm way behind this year.  Yikes.  So I better get with the program. 
Any ways the stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Beautiful Baubles 

Stampin Up:  Delightful Decorations

I think the two sets complimented each other well.  
I was inspired by some wrapping paper my daughter used last year for my Christmas gift.   I saved it.  I do things like that thinking I will have the perfect opportunity to use it.  AND..I did with this card.  It's the background paper and the stripe going down behind the ornaments.   I even took a picture of the two wrapping papers.   When my kids give a gift it's so special to me, even the wrapping makes me smile so I usually put in a box to save, but I decided to use some of this to make a card.  I will most likely give this card to my daughter.   I love the vibrant colors in the ornaments.  The next big decision was gold or silver for the ribbon, and since I have no silver ribbon, just string, I chose the gold so it would stand out a bit more.  I also die cut out a few spruce needles for a background.  

I also took a picture of my sunflower, which apparently is having an attitude problem today, and refuses to follow the sun.  haha.. It made me laugh just because it's the tallest one on the plant and it's complete turning it's back so as to not even look at the sun.  Makes me think of my Christian life sadly and how sometimes and especially over the past years since my nerve damage I refuse to do my Bible Study, so in almost the same way as my sunflower.. I was turning my back on the "Son"  I'm ashamed to admit it, but folks, that's the truth.   anyways.. chalking it up as lessons from a sunflower.   We are not going to be our best bloom when we turn our back on the Sun or in my case the SON.

Thanks for listening to me ramble on, and for taking time to read my blog.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ









Thursday, August 22, 2019

RRCB117~Fall for All, Stampin Up


 I made this card for the challenge at:
I decided to make an Autumn card because I love this adorable old set.   It's Stampin Up:  1999 Fall for all.  
I also had the chance to use some lovely fall papers that I've had in my stash for quite sometime.    I think it works lovely together.  I took a picture with the flash on so you could see the gold really shines and the ribbon helps enhance the background paper.

I also made a batch of brookies for my husband today.  It was the first time I tried this recipe.  They are half chocolate chip cookie and half brownie.   It was quite an ordeal in  making of them.  I hope he will like them.   I know HP  was quite the helper, standing guard at my feet just in case a yummy little morsel would fall to the floor.  

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sketch #330~Very Versailles, Daisy Lane, Beauty Abounds, Stampin Up

 I made this card for the challenge at: 

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Beauty Abounds
Stampin Up:  Daisy Lane
Stampin Up:  Very Versailles 

At first all I could see were Christmas ornaments, using this sketch, so that is what I had intended for this card, however, it didn't seem to come together as nicely as I though it would, so perhaps I'll try again with another later on this week.   
I added a bit of clear wink of stella to the center of my daisies to make them shimmer.   I love that stuff.  

Also including a couple pictures of this unique dragonfly visiting me today.   How fabulous I finally got a picture, however I was not brave enough to move in closer for a better picture.  I did learn what they mean though: "In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life. ... TheDragonfly moves with elegance and grace"
Well isn't that interesting?   I thought it was.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ





CTS #335.~Incredible Like You, Stampin Up

 Today I made this card for the challenge at:
The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Incredible Like You

Choosing colors for my card is probably the most difficult part of card making for me.  I played around with yellows, pinks, and blues, but fresh fig won out with the gorgeous grape horizontal lines.  I added an extra helping of clear wink of stella to the flower so it would really pop with sparkle.  

I'm going to share a link again to the Brain and Amy Gofundme page.   If you can take a moment to read their story, and perhaps share on your blogs and facebook pages that would be great.  Also, she gives and address now to where we can send CARDS.. so I think as card makers we can decorate that room up like wall paper.  


Thank you for stopping by to see my cards, and read my blog.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ




Monday, August 19, 2019

Challenge #334 - Sketch~ Dino Days, Stampin Up

 The card I made today I will submit to the challenge at: 
I was most excited to play with my new stamp set called:  Dino Days from Stampin up.   
I wasn't quite sure how to stamp the palm tree, so I thought I should do a practice run on a scrap piece of paper, well folks, my head must have been in the clouds because I ended up stamping directly on the piece you see on the card.  I'm so glad it turned out ok.   

I'm also adding a little blurry picture of the hummingbird that visited my yard yesterday.  My gosh they don't stand still for long, so getting a picture was difficult.  At least I have a little proof he liked our pine tree.   

I'm going to share a link again to the Brain and Amy Gofundme page.   If you can take a moment to read their story, and perhaps share on your blogs and facebook pages that would be great.  Also, she gives and address now to where we can send CARDS.. so I think as card makers we can decorate that room up like wall paper.  

Thank you for stopping by to see my cards, and read my blog.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sketch #329~Harvest Hellos, Stampin Up

 This card did not at all go in the direction I had intended.  My goodness I was picturing an apple card for teachers.  Sort of a back to school card, and that is before I realized I had chosen the wrong leaf.  So I then decided to roll with it and go fall/pumpkin.   
The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Harvest Hellos

I pulled out some fancy little ribbon that matched the leaves lovely, and added a LOT of glossy accents to make the pumpkin shine.  

I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at:
I'm also including a picture of my pal "HP"  he had his dr. appointment.  Please forgive the mess in the background.  The little fella had some shots and blood drawn.  He is on 2 different medications, one for an infection in his paws from the allergy and the other is his allergy pill until November.  He was not having a good day, but still such a sweet heart 💗🤎💚

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




Friday, August 16, 2019

TMS#516~ Sending Smooches, My Favorite Things, Signs Of Santa, Stampin Up

 Well, I had to step back into card making mode.  I must admit it was a challenge for me, especially since I've had such a fabulous week with my kids.   I've visited two zoos.  My kids are a big help to me with my walking and getting me out.  I sure do love them.  I've included a couple pictures of this funny giraffe that seems to have a bit of a sassy attitude.  LOVE it.  However, also quite affectionate too, being he/she wanted to hug the camel next door.    I'm also including a picture of a flower I thought was beautiful.  I have no idea what it is, but it was gorgeous. 

Now for the card. I will submit it to the challenge at:
The stamp sets featured in this card are:
My Favorite Things: Sending Smooches
Stampin Up: Signs of Santa

As you can see I chose to put the sentiment at the top of the card.   I added some pearl paint to the snow on top of the sign, and to Santa's trim on his hat.  I then used glossy accents to cover the whole "official seal" of the North Pole.  To make it seem authentic. 
I like how this card offers the gift of chapstick.  I think it's cute.  However I didn't invest in the rip strip die for the back, so the receiver will have to "rip" it straight from the card instead of the inside.  Drats.. I'll add that to my wish list now.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.
PJ



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CTS #334~Friendly Conversation, Stampin Up, Penny Black, April Showers

  Today I made this card for the challenge at:

 
The stamp sets featured in this card are: 

Stampin Up:  Friendly Conversation
Penny Black:  April Showers

I intended to stamp the umbrellas on the front of the card like I did on the inside, however they were much to large, so I had to draw each of the little umbrellas on the front, hence the reason they are all a bit different.   My husband said they looked good, so I took his word and decided to submit the card.  I added some glossy accents to each umbrella, and the rain drops to have the appearance of rain/wet.   Hopefully you can see that better with the second picture.  



I'm also including a picture of this darling little red panda we saw on Tuesday while visiting the zoo.     His face is just precious.   IN fact I missed the perfect photo with him, he came out of his little den holding his food dish in his mouth.  Aww.. what a cutie.


I'm going to share a link again to the Brain and Amy Gofundme page.   If you can take a moment to read their story, and perhaps share on your blogs and facebook pages that would be great.  Also, she gives and address now to where we can send CARDS.. so I think as card makers we can decorate that room up like wall paper.  

Thank you for stopping by to see my cards, and read my blog.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ



Monday, August 12, 2019

CAS Game #146~Repeat Impressions, The ice cream, Stampin Up, Season by Season

  I really wanted to make one more summer card.   After all summer is my favorite season.   I thought I'd celebrate summer with ice-cream.  I even have added a couple pictures of my sweetie pie, HP enjoying his ice-cream treat.   

I will submit this card to the challenge at:  AAA Cards

The Stamp sets featured in this card are:
Repeat Impressions:  The ice cream 
Stampin Up:  Season by Season

I added a bit of clear wink of stella to give it some shine, and bit of pearl white paint to the right hand Popsicle to make it look like real ice cream in the inside. 


I'm going to share a link again to the Brain and Amy Gofundme page.   If you can take a moment to read their story, and perhaps share on your blogs and facebook pages that would be great.  Also, she gives and address now to where we can send CARDS.. so I think as card makers we can decorate that room up like wall paper.  

Thank you for stopping by to see my cards, and read my blog.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ





CAS Game #146~Summer Clothes Line, Repeat Impression, Season by Season Stampin Up

Summer reminds me of beaches, bare-feet, and beautiful weather.   Along with that comes that famous "clotheslines"  loaded with wash and blowing in the summer breeze, and little kids running though the fresh bed linens and towels, aw yes summer speaks of simple pleasures.

So the card I made today reflects that.   The stamp sets featured in this card are:
 Repeat Impression: clothes line
Stampin Up: Season by Season

I will submit this card to the challenge at:

I'm going to share a link again to the Brain and Amy Gofundme page.   If you can take a moment to read their story, and perhaps share on your blogs and facebook pages that would be great.  Also, she gives and address now to where we can send CARDS.. so I think as card makers we can decorate that room up like wall paper.  

Thank you for stopping by to see my cards, and read my blog.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sketch #328~Above the Clouds, Stampin Up

 Phew, I barely made it in time to play along with one of my favorite sketch blogs.   Just been one of those weekends, however I did accomplish to take a picture of my sunflower and draw a face on him.  I would have glued googly eyes on him, but he's still enjoying the sun outside and didn't want to hurt the flower.  SO I used my computer to make a face.   

This card I will submit to the challenge at:



The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Above the Clouds
I love sets that come with coordinating punches.  That is fabulous. 

I'm going to share a link again to the Brain and Amy Gofundme page.   If you can take a moment to read their story, and perhaps share on your blogs and facebook pages that would be great.  Also, she gives and address now to where we can send CARDS.. so I think as card makers we can decorate that room up like wall paper.  

Thank you for stopping by to see my cards, and read my blog.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ