Saturday, October 20, 2018

TMS#475 Christmas Plaid Winter Animals



 I made this card to be submitted to the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches
I thought this was a difficult sketch, but I just purchased this little Christmas set at Michael's today and wanted to play with it.  I felt so blessed to be able to get out of this construction zone house and breathe fresh air and be out and about with my daughter.  
My husband and I also had to go out to the floor store again and ask about different flooring so we don't have to wait until the end of December to get it.  So we chose a different one, however there is limited supplies and it's in Georgia.  Please pray that we can get 950 square feet of it ordered on Monday before it sells out.  So much drama with this flooring, anyways the reason I'm sharing this is also because when we finished in the store we came outside to 2 inches of snow.  UGH... to soon for me. 

So back to my card, I even purchased those cute little snowflake brads, so I had to add one to this card too.  I stamped, colored and cut my little images out but they didn't seem to pop, so I glued them down on the green paper and trimmed around them again and that did the trick so they stood out a bit more.  I love the plaid DSP. 

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

Friday, October 19, 2018

CTS #294 Candy Cane Season, Hung With Care, Stampin Up

 I will be submitting this card to the challenge at: 
I used two lovely stampin up sets to create this card:  Hung with care, and Candy Cane Season.   I wish that my brads were a bit more gold to match the ribbon, but I didn't have any in my stash so those ones had to do.  However, it kind of reminds me of real authentic pegs to hang the stockings on. 

I have to share some rather exciting news.  The card I made yesterday I put on a card group on facebook and I was so excited to see over 400 people liked it.  WOWZA❕ Never in a million years did I think I would get that kind of response.  Not many people are a fan of my cards, so I have been thrilled to see all the likes and comments.. You can see that card here, that is if you want to check it out.

*Home project update:  It's a disaster.  The contractor didn't even show up today, very frustrated with this whole process.  Living with concrete and sealer smells are horrible, and now our flooring we chose is back ordered, and won't be in until December.  Insert tears here.  I honestly am praying for a miracle.   I don't know how much more I can take, my body is in the most pain it's been in for a long time, I imagine the stress is causing nerve damage to flare up. 
You would think that 3 months in he would be further with the renovation of the floors, we only have a 900 square foot house.  grrrr.   Any ways here is a few pictures.
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Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Thursday, October 18, 2018

CAS Game #126 - Moonlight, Winter Woods, His Light Stamping Up

 I made this card for the challenge at: 
 I used my new stampin up set called Winter woods and His Light to create this lovely forest.  I saw something similar and new I wanted to try and make a winter wonderland scene myself.  So this is my version of it.   Not nearly as refined as others, but the best I could come up with.  I dragged my sponge across the bottom of the trees to blend it a little bit.  The moon is what I struggled with most, and after many tries,  and one HUGE mistake.. I had to move it over a bit.  I guess I shouldn't say mistake, it was a lovely little mishap that sent the card in a different direction, but it turned out.  

I want to offer my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of  Melissa Lane~Team Member at AAA Cards.  May God bring healing and comfort to those whose life she touched. 

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sketch #286~Wishing You Well, Healing Hugs Stampin Up

 Last night I received my stampin up order.  I was most excited.  However, I was so exhausted from another day of breathing in sawdust and dirt that I opened the box looked through everything and waited until this morning to try out one of my new sets.  I am so blessed that hubby knows how much I enjoy stamping, and it's just cheaper then therapy.  Honestly it really does help me cope with pain and usually stress too, but this amount of stress going on in the house, I'm even having a hard time focusing, but no contractor yet, so the focus was a bit easier.    I made this card for a cousin who is having surgery today.   I'm delighted to be able to submit it to the challenge at:
For some reason, probably the way my brain is wired, I saw this sketch as a one layer card.  Well you know me, I get to stamping and cutting paper and before you know it, I've added a few background layers to help make the colors pop.  Then I tried to tame it down a bit and kept the wreath and bouquet quite simple.  I am absolutely thrilled with this stamp set, and it was one I was going to pass up until I saw a stamper explain how versatile this set is.  GOSH were they correct.   I'm happy I have it in my little colletction.  The stamp set I'm referring to is Stampin Up:  Wishing You well  The other stamp set featured in today's card is also from Stampin Up: Healing Hugs.

I hope all my blog buddies get a chance to play along with this fabulous sketch.  

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

#tgifc181 Sketch Challenge~Thoughtful Branches, Sheltering Tree Stampin Up

 I made this card for my son.   I sent him one a few weeks ago but it got lost in the mail and he was bummed, I am too, however, I'm hoping it will be returned to sender.   So we can try again.. but for now I made a new one.  Of course I wanted to find a sketch to play along with and I did, so I will submit this card to the challenge at: TGIF 
 
The stamps featured in today's card are:
Stamping Up: Thoughtful Branches (my favorite set lately)
Stampin Up: Sheltering Tree.
I used a few different elements in this card, glitter paper, "homemade dsp" washi tape, sponging, and twine.  I'm surprised it turned out this lovely, being the sketch was quite difficult for me this time. 

I also am including the pictures of these cute little notebooks I made for Halloween.  I think I will add them to my etsy shop and see if they sell.  If not perhaps a nice option instead of passing out candy.  It would be rather expensive if we lived on a quiet street where there are lots of kiddos, but a few brave souls do venture down our 4 lane street for treats.. so they should be rewarded with cute notebooks. 

Speaking of my shop, I learned a valuable lesson.. I had a recent buyer purchase a stamp set.  YAY❕  Well, I forgot to change my shipping for the stamp sets, and YIKES> So I didn't really come out a head at all.  Drats.  Lesson learned.   I must do that today. 

I will also tack on a few pictures of our floors in the dining room.  Praise the Lord we are fixing them.  I can't believe how horrible they were.  That is the basement light shining through them with all those cracks.  Please keep praying it will go better, and that all the dust/dirt won't bother are health anymore.  

*also, I'm not receiving emails again from blogger or anyone, in fact my husband is concerned too.  He even contacted our internet provider and all they could say is they went through an update, and things aren't better yet, so for now he suggested opening a gmail account.. Oh my goodness how helpful.. grrrrrr❗ Always something here.  I'm just sharing that so in case you want to contact me, and need a response please use the form on the side.  For some reason that still works, and I'm grateful for the person that let me know about it.  πŸ’œ

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.
PJ
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

TMS#474~Fall For All Stampin Up

 Well I finally made a card.   It's been a few days again, I tell ya I don't know which way is up anymore.  Then ontop of the house project,  my computer decides to stop receiving emails.  LOVELY>grrrrr.    My husband has an awful cold.. and we are all just crabby here.   
So making this card for the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches
Was a complete delight.  Such a lovely design to work with.   It kept my mind and fingers busy for a bit. 
The image is from 1999 stampin up a set called Fall for All. 
The sentiments are from a set I purchased at Michael's.  
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

PP413 - A Theme Challenge from Sandy~Thoughtful Branches Stampin UP


 I just love the Thoughtful Branches set from Stampin Up.  So many options and possibilities, and the sentiments are also amazing in this set.    
So let's begin with the tree.  I stamped the trunk directly on my card stock, along with the grass, after that I did some sponging  in for color.  The leaves of the tree are in the Dusty Durango and Daffodil Delight color and I tried to match the card stock to the ink.   After stamping I die cut them out and put the  darker color behind to give the tree a shadow. I stamped some tiny leaves on the background paper, and ran the next layer through my crimper,  I added a little bird in the tree and one on the inside next to the sentiment.  I tied it all together with a piece of twine and finished it off with a bow.  I really love how this one turned out.  I was having a not fun day with this home project and nothing was going well, but this did, So Praise the LORD for that.    
I'm going to submit it to the challenge at: 
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Sketch #285~Festival of Trees Stampin Up


Oh boy I am having difficulty even crafting   I tell ya my friends, a home re-modeling project is not for me anymore.  And our contractor is less then pleasant to work with. Poor HP and I are stuck out on the tiny porch breathing in way to much dust and dirt, but nothing else we can do, but endure it.   Praying it will finish before Christmas.  We don't even have the two rooms completed yet.  

So I was delighted to play along with the challenge at: 
However, I do believe I went a tad big with my images.  YIKES.. I get an idea and go with it, then I try to cram it all together to fit the sketch.  I need to think before I inkπŸ˜‰ I added some pearl paint drops for snow, and some wink of stella for some sparkle on the snow hills, and the stars.   Hopefully you can still see the sketch in my card, and try not to notice my thumb in the one picture. 

The stamp set featured in today's card is:
Stampin Up: Festival of Trees 

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

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Card sketch #131 Holly Berry Happiness Summer Silhouettes Stampin Up

  I made this card for the challenge at:

 

 It worked perfectly for my SCS post.    I try to post scripture verse cards on Sunday.     I tell ya it's only by God's Grace then I'm making it through this home project.  Oh my goodness every night is horrible and the smell in our home is awful,  Praying we don't get sick from it.  Such a long way to go and I was so hoping it would be done by Christmas.   Any ways enough of that.  No use crying over spilled milk, we started the project so we must finish it.  Hoping in the end it will all be worth it 😊


The stamp sets featured in the card today are:
Stampin Up:  Holly Berry Happiness
Stampin Up:  Summer Silhouettes
and a no name set I purchased from walmart.  It had the lovely verse in the circle. 
I used the Summer silhouette set to make my own background papers.  I think it turned out lovely, and Holly Berry Happiness has my all time FAVORITE bow ever.  Such a darling little image.  I like to add it to many projects.  
 I've also included a picture of our autumn ash.. I hope it turns the beautiful red color before the leaves fall off.   We are suppose to get 3 inches of snow this week.. UGH.  

Thank you for taking time to stop by for a visit.  I'd love to have you follow my blog, so we can become friends.  
I'd also appreciate prayers for our home project.
Thank you
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ




Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Card Making Day 2018!! Sketch #1 Holly Berry Happiness, Thoughtful Branches, Summer Silhouettes Stampin UP



WORLD CARD MAKING DAY
 
The 3rd card I made today for the challenge at: Sketch N Scrap


I wanted to try fewer layers with this sketch, and let the stamped images be the layout themselves.  If that makes sense.   I hope you can see what I mean in my card.  
The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin up: Holly Berry Happiness
Stampin up: Thoughtful Branches
Stampin up:  Summer Silhouettes 

Thanks again for stopping by for a visit. 
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

World Card Making Day 2018!! Sketch #1 For all Things, Labels to Love Stampin Up


WORLD CARD MAKING DAY
 
This is card #2 I made for the challenge at: 
I just fell completely head over heels in love with this layout so I had to make a few different cards.  
The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up: For All things
Stampin Up: Labels to Love

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

World Card Making Day 2018!! Sketch #1~Snowflake Sentiments Stampin Up, Mimi's Christmas



 WORLD CARD MAKING DAY

I found a new challenge to play along with, and I'm just thrilled that it was on "World Card Making Day"  Yay for that.   So I'm going to submit my card to the following challenge at:
 
I enjoyed this sketch so very much that I actually made three cards today using this particular lay out.  I'm going to submit them each, but using different links, I hope that is ok to do.  
First up is my Christmas card.  I used the following stamp sets to make this card:
Penny Black~mimi's Christmas
Stampin Up~Snowflake Sentiments

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