Tuesday, January 22, 2019

RRCB102 Artistic Etchings, The open Sea, That's the ticket and pocket watch, Stampin Up



 I was busy getting stamps and stamp sets ready to sell in my etsy shop, and when I came across a few I don't use anymore, I thought it's been quite some time since I played along with retro rubber.  So I stopped what I was doing to join the fun with a Black and white theme at:

RRCB 102
The stamp sets featured in today's card are:
Stampin Up: Artistic Etchings, I believe it's from 2012.   I just have 2 stamps from that set. 
Stampin Up:  The Open Sea (2011)
Stampin Up: That's the Ticket (2013)
and the pocket watch is a single stamp from 2004 Delta Rubber Stamped.
Now back to stocking up my shop with a few items I need to part with to make room for some new. 😉  I should probably update my blog too.  So much to do, and the afternoon is flying by.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Monday, January 21, 2019

CAS Game #132 & HSSCC306 Hello Cupcake, So Hoppy Together, Sure do Love you, Stamping Up



 I will start off by saying that I made this card for the following two fabulous challenges.   That way you will be able to understand my  choices a bit better for this particular card.


Now doesn't that help put the card in perspective?   As far as the colors I chose, and keeping it clean and simple using only 1/3 of the card stock.  Well as close to 1/3 as I could get.   

The stamp sets featured in today's card are:
Stampin Up: Hello Cupcake
Stampin Up: So Hoppy Together
Stampin Up:  Sure do Love you.

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

Sunday, January 20, 2019

FUSION - 5th Anniversary Challenge Watercolor Wings Stampin Up



 I made this card for the challenge at: Fusion
I opted to try for both.  The butterflies and the sketch.   I'm very pleased with how the front of my card turned out.   I stamped the butterfly in a few different colors and then die cut the top in brown.  I used the same brown  for the scalloped oval.  It helps to keep the colors toned down a bit.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  

Hope you are all staying warm.   We are dealing with below zero temps.  

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.
PJ

Saturday, January 19, 2019

FMS371 ~Lawn Fawn Baby it's Cold Outside Llama, Buffalo Check, Stampin up


 I finally got to use my buffalo check stamp. I have been rather patient,(haha) and that's not me.  I like to play with my stamp sets right away.  Like a child on Christmas morning playing with new toys.  However, circumstances didn't make this possible.  As I didn't have a big enough acrylic block to use, so I had to save my dollars and get a stamparatus.  OH boy is that tool fun and super handy.  I looked up how to use it, and I noticed people wrapping a piece of washi tape around the magnets for easier pickup.  So I did the same.  Well can you believe this?   I went to slide the magnet a bit on my white card stock and the ink from the washi tape actually transferred to my cardstock. *insert heavy SIGH here.  Thank goodness for two sides to every piece of paper.  😉  

I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at: 
Don't you think my little llama actually looks fluffy and soft? I just really was impressed on how he turned out.  

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

*Just a Note ♪  ~  I have added a few new stamps and stamp sets to my etsy shop.   Tomorrow hopefully I will update my blog with the new items as well.  But for now my store has all the products I'm selling. 


CTS #305 Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse, Hearts

  I made this card today for the challenge at:

 I flipped the sketch to go horizontal so I could use my heart punch.  I thought it would look "lovely" especially with that cute little mouse holding the giant heart.  The sentiment was actually on the same stamp as the mouse, but a bit of tape enabled me to stamp it and then cut the mouse/heart out and place it above.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit. 

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Friday, January 18, 2019

TMS #486 Home to Roost Stampin Up

I want to give a big warm welcome to two new blog followers.  This is  exciting❕  

 Image result for minion thank you
I'm so happy you decided to sign up and follow my blog.  💛

I made this card today for my niece.  Her beloved rooster died this past weekend.  So I wanted to let her know we are thinking of her.  

I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at: 
I used my new stampin up set called Home to Roost.  What a great deal of fun playing with colors for the rooster.  I chose this one and then splashed on some clear wink of stella to make it sparkle like the ribbon underneath the oval layers.  


 I added a paper pumpkin kit to my etsy shop. I'm hoping to sell a few more stamps and stamp sets in the shop so I can clear out a bit of things I don't use anymore.  Please make sure to check it out. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  
I look forward to reading your comments.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ






Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sketch #299~Stampendous Family Home, Designer Stamps Let Love Bloom


I made this card for the challenge at: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge   
Holy smokes, this was a difficult sketch for me.  Yet I think that is why it was fun to try and work with.  It really challenged this ole mind to think beyond the usual cards I make.   Of course this was not at all in the direction I had intended the card to go, but like usual, it takes on a life of it's own when I start crafting.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  I look forward to reading your comments. 

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SSC196 SKETCH FUN~ A Brand New Year, Stampin Up


  I found the stamp❕  I came across this lovely stampin up stamp while visiting a blog, and I said to myself I must find this stamp.  Well it was much more difficult then I imagined it would be.  However I did post in a couple different stamp groups on facebook and this lovely lady messaged me and said she thought she might have it in her supplies and would be willing to part with it.  My goodness she did indeed find it and I was able to purchase it from her.  I LOVE it.   I made her this card as a thank you.  I hope she likes it.   


I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at: 
The background with little gold dots just seemed to say champagne bubbles to me, as did the gold brad on the top of the card.  I had to triple up on the ribbon below to made a wider band, but it still looks nice.  I flipped the sketch to suit my brand new retired stamp.  Have you ever searched for a stamp set?  I hope that's not considered coveting what someone else had.  I think of it more as being inspired.  😉

I'm also sharing a picture of my latest little add in at my Etsy shop.  These are homemade decorative seed envelopes for the gardeners in our lives. I hope they are a hit in the shop. 

Thank you for stopping by.  I look forward to reading your comments.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.
PJ


Monday, January 14, 2019

FMS370 Over the Rainbow, Two-step border builders, Stampin Up

 Today I made this thank you card for the woman I purchased this Stampin up set from.  It is called, Over the rainbow.
   I  decided I'd play along with the challenge at: 
I went for minimal layers on this card.  Just one to give it a bit of a border.  I also used an older stampin up set (2002)called Two Step stampin border builders.     I decided not to color in the letters of the sentiment but rather ink up a stamp and go "rainbow" with it.   I added a few little embellishments to make it sparkle.  

I'm also adding a picture of the cute little pulp board calendars I made for desk and counter tops.  I added them to my etsy shop.  I don't think $5.00 is to much to ask for them.  What do you think?

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





Friday, January 11, 2019

Challenge 389 Cross Stitched Christmas Stampin Up


 I made this card for the challenge at: Try Stampin On Tuesday 
 
The optional theme is:  Birthday.  

 However I wanted to play with my new stampin up set called Cross Stitched Christmas.    I thought  this would be the perfect sketch to show case this stamp set.   And quite honestly I skipped a step, and not until the whole thing was stamped and put together did I realize I forgot to add the extra part of the tree.  Yikes.   So I quick tried to align the little "X's"  and make it look complete.  By golly it worked.  Yay.  

I thought I'd include a picture of my little HP all snuggled in his New Christmas bed.  He's not ever had a big boy bed.  There is room for him, a blankie and few beloved toys.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  
I look forward to reading your comments.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ


Thursday, January 10, 2019

CTS #304 First Frost Stampin Up

 My first time playing with my new stampin up set called First Frost.  What a lovely set, and it paired amazingly well with the washi tape that I had on hand.   
I'm most excited to submit this card to the challenge at: 
After stamping and die cutting I had to place the flowers just right on the washi tape.
I added a trio of little white pearls around the flowers for elegance. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
I look forward to reading your comments.  

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Sketch #298~stampendous Bouquet for you

 I made this card for the woman I bought this stamp set from.  I like to do that.  I think that, thank you notes and cards in general are becoming a lost art.  But I just want her to know how much I appreciate the stamps.  

I will submit this card to the challenge at: 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  

I look forward to reading your comments. 

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.
PJ



TMS #485 Wonderful Year, Reason for the Season, Stampin Up


 I will submit this card to  the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches
I had some poinsettia paper left over and wanted to put it to good use.  So I thought I'd make a card using my new (retired) Christmas set from stampin up.    I had to thank the woman I bought it from, and in doing so she would have a Christmas card for her use.    I also made an extra card that I will be adding to my etsy shop 

The stamp sets featured in today's cards are:
Stampin Up:  Reason for the Season
Stampin Up: Wonderful Year

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
I look forward to reading your comments.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ



Monday, January 7, 2019

HSSSC305~Paw Prints, Dogs, Stampin Up Hearts.

 I made this card today for my daughter and son-in-law.  They were so gracious to come along shopping to Michael's the other day so I could get some glue for my cards and projects, and of course a few other small items.  However when I got home and was putting my things away, I noticed a cute little paw print stamp.  The little darlings had bought it for me and slipped it in my bag for a surprise.  So this is the card I made with it, and a few other stamps too.    
I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at: 


Thank you for taking time to stop by for a visit.
I look forward to reading your comments.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ