Thursday, August 13, 2020

FMS448 Bonanza Buddies, Stampin Up, Happy Birthday Card

I made this fun card for the challenge at:
The stamp set featured in today's card is:
Stampin Up:  Bonanza Buddies

This is such a cute stamp set with matching dies.  It makes fabulously
fun cards and the DSP that matches this set is a bonus.   I added only
one little embellishment to his pom pom on top of the hat.  It just 
needed a little bling there.  😉

Our little pup had his vet check up today, and everything went well,
besides the fact he had to see a new vet, our regular veterinarian retired. 
so HP was a bit concerned, but overall it went smoothly.  No 
ear infections, but back on his allergy medicine.  They also said 
he has a strong sounding heart and that he has a load of energy 
for being 9.  We just smile because that's a springer spaniel for ya. 
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Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊




 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sketch #381 Peaceful Nativity, Stampin Up, Christmas Card, and Oriental dressing Screen Card

I have been busy trying to forget my troubles, and therefore stamping. 
Yesterday the fingers were not cooperating so I'm making up for lost time. 
I'm most excited to show you my cards today.    You see I had been
looking for a lovely nativity scene for years, and finally this year 
I found it in the Stampin up catalog.  I guess I'm a bit picky, because
there are some lovely ones out there, and I have a couple, but this one
had me the moment I came across it.  I Love it. 
I will submit this to the challenge at:
The stamp set featured in this card is:
Peaceful Nativity

Now I will share the other card I was working on this past weekend.  I 
already put it on stamp cafe, on Facebook, but I didn't enter it in any challenges. 
I feel like this is one of the most encouraging friendly blogs I play 
along with so I wanted to share this card with you my friends.
It reminds me of those oriental dressing screens.  
I was able to purchase a heat tool recently, so of course I embossed every little
flower on here, because well it's new to me, so look out world.  haha
I like how the leaves turned out on the vase. 
Do you ever make a card that you just want to keep for yourself?
I hope that don't sound to selfish, but gosh I like this one. 
This view reminds me of my daughter and son-in-law's house, they have 
a round stained glass window at the top of their steps, it's so beautiful.  
And lastly a picture of my darling, he is such a pal resting his chops 
on the windowsill as I stamp,  such a buddy.  
He goes to the vet, this week, and due to the covid my husband 
can't go in with him.  I hope the little guy will be ok, 
No news from any doctors for me yet.  *SIGH.   I suppose 
I will have to get up the nerve to call again.  Ugh.  
Any ways back to the challenge at hand, I did go a bit crazy with the sketch, perhaps
I might try again this week and tone it done a bit.  


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Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊
 

Challenge #175~ New Wonders, Stampin Up, Tag, Bookmark

How fun is the little bookmark tag?   It is slightly smaller then the average
bookmark, and yet longer then say a Christmas package tag. 
I made it for the challenge at:
Challenge #175

Our theme for the new challenge is

"TAGS"
I have to admit that when I stamped the sentiment, and it was not straight, 
I got a wee bit frustrated and then I realized like Bob Ross, a happy little 
accident, because it fit on the tag perfectly, and it adds a bit of whimsy 
to the already delightful creation.  So I left it be.  

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  New Wonders

  Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊



 

SSC237 GOING COOL ~ Gorgeous Posies, Thinking of you cards




I made this card today for the challenge at:
 
The stamp set I chose is:
Stampin Up:  Gorgeous Posies.  
The inks I used for this card are:
Blackberry Bliss (which I stamped off a few times to give the flower a lighter color)
Pool Party, for the leaves
Rococo Rose (also stamped off for the smaller blooms)
I didn't have those exact colors, but I tried to match them up closely.
I used some purple twine to create the checkerboard look behind the 
flower.  I thought it gave the card an extra  bit of texture.   Finished off
with a lovely embellishment to make it sparkle. 

I also made another card since this is a new stamp set I wanted to play 
a bit more with it.  


  Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊
 



Sunday, August 9, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #566~ Life Is Grand, Bonanza Buddies, Make a Wish, Happy Birthday


I have been working on a card that requires a bit more attention, lots of
fussy cutting and measuring,  so this
was a fun card to make quickly for the challenge at:
  
This is a fabulous sketch to work with,  In fact I'm thinking it would 
be perfect for some fast and easy Christmas cards.
The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Bonanza Buddies
Stampin Up:  Life is Grand

I embossed the sentiment in clear to give it some shine.  I'm so excited 
because I was able to purchase a heat tool, so I might try a bit more embossing now.
The rest of the card was some simple stamping and die cutting.  

My husband put up some lights for me on our little deck, I think it looks
so fabulous.  I now have another idea for him, and I'm sure he will appreciate it.😉
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Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊
 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Sketch #380 Rustic Retreat, Gorgeous Posies, Buffalo Check, Stampin Up, I appreciate you card

Well, I can't believe it's been a few days again since my last post.  
I have been stamping, just not blogging.  It takes a lot just to get my cards made
lately.  But No complaints I love making them. 
I will let you in on a little secret, well actually two.  
First:  I never buy card kits, they just don't work well for me.  I 
like to design my own and to be quite honest I don't always like all 
the little tags and punch outs.   But when I saw this cute 
set with that adorable little box, I thought why not give it a try.  Plus I 
I really like the sentiments in this stamp set.  As you will see in the last
picture I strayed away from the pattern in the kit, and used other 
stamp sets.  OOH and did you notice in the last picture that
wonderful card display rack.  I'm loving it.  How fabulous.   
Which leads me to a my second little wonderful secret.
I have  an actual customer on my stampin up page.  It's been such a HUGE
blessing to me.   This lovely woman reached out to me on instagram, after 
seeing some of my cards and asked if I was a demonstrator.  I told 
her I am hobby stamper, but I can sell from my webpage, I've just not 
ever had much of an opportunity.  Well friends, she is my loyal customer
and because of her, I am able to purchase a few little products for my hobby,
like this kit and that card display rack.  Otherwise I have to be much more
patient in waiting and saving, being we are a one income family.  It's so 
rewarding to have a customer, that I've even tried to talk more about being
a demonstrator on my instagram page in hopes I will encourage more 
sales,  I just don't want to become greedy and consumed with it though.  
Well any ways there you have my two little secrets.  😊
So onto the card I made for the challenge at: 
  
I made this card using the kit, I just cut up the DSP to fit the sketch, and 
aligned the flower on top so it would flow a bit better instead of being 
to choppy.  The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Buffalo Check (for the background)
Stampin Up:  Rustic Retreat ( for the sentiment)
Stampin Up:  Gorgeous Posies

Health:  My primary health care doctor does not feel comfortable
handling my lupus.  So now I wait for an appointment with another
new doctor in December.  No one wants to help me with the tingles
and numbness, apparently they don't take this serious, I've been a bit frustrated
with it all.  So now the nurse says she will see if my doctor will test
for neuropathy or further nerve damage, and for that I will 
need to see a neurologist.  Always something.  Just praying this 
does not leave permanent damage to nerves.  

  Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
💗PJ

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊






Monday, August 3, 2020

CTS #383 Bird Banter, Stampin Up, Happy Birthday


I ordered this stamp set off of Etsy, I don't remember it in a catalog,
but when I came across it, I immediately fell in love with the
sentiments.  Oh they are a hoot.  haha  (sticking with bird jokes)
The stamp set is:
Stampin Up:  Bird Banter 
I will submit this card to the challenge at:
The birds are fun to color, although I did need to search 
out toucans and tropical birds on google for a bit 
of inspiration.  After that it was just a bit of fussy cutting
and placement.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.  

Health Note:  Doing ok.   Still having the tingles in my hands, legs, and feet, 
but praying it will get better.   I still try to keep stamping which is 
my way of therapy.  (wink)   The next doctor appointment is not until
December so I might be calling my regular family doctor to see if they
can handle my case now that we have a diagnosis.  

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

* Please stop in at my Etsy shop.   You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  Perhaps even a card.  I know I'd greatly appreciate the sales.  Plus I've recently just added more items.  So make sure to check it out. 😊