Sunday, February 23, 2020

TMS #542~Birthday Backgrounds, Stampin Up, Candles, Make a Wish


 I made a very simple card for the challenge at:


The two stamps used in this card were purchased at Michael's, the dollar bin section.   What a lovely find.  

The background stamp is from a Stampin Up set called Birthday Backgrounds

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.  I know I'd greatly appreciate it.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Sketch #356~ Power of Hope, Artistically Asian, Beautiful Bouquet. Stampin Up


 I've been a bit busy adding items to my etsy shop.  I'm trying to clean out my collection of stamps, and in doing so I found a few old favorites I just can't part with, any ways I have these lovely cases with no names, or stamp information so that's what I've been working on.  In fact I've been so busy that I haven't stamped in a few days.  I know "gasp"  haha.   So even though my little craft room is not completely organized yet, I got to work making a card.  By the way I will share a picture of what I mean with the cases and labeling them.  

Today's card I will submit to the challenge at:

  

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Power of Hope
Stampin Up:  Artistically Asian
Stampin Up:  Beautiful Bouquet 
When I first saw this sketch I was all happy, Polka dots just do that.  They seem "bubbly" and happy  When the word bubbly played on my mind it lead me down the bokeh path which seems to tie in well with an Asian inspired card.    Of course no card of mine (lately) is complete without a good helping of clear wink of stella sparkle. 

 I didn't know what the symbols were until I visited  this blog: Juana Create  she gave a wonderful description and her cards.. OH my word.  They are Gorgeous. 

Now I'm sure many of you heard yesterday was "National Love your Pet day"   So I of course had to snap a picture of Mr. HP.  He stays close by and was watching me stamp.  If I had enough courage I would have not cropped the picture down, but being I have dimensional papers all over I was too embarrassed.  Between the dog and my socks.  WE track them throughout our home. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit, and reading my ramblings.


Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.
PJ

* Please do stop in at my Etsy shop.  You might just find a stamp or stamp set you NEED to purchase.  I know I'd greatly appreciate it.

I'm so grateful that Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge team makes a new sketch each week for us to play along with.   For me personally I look forward to this, because being home all the time, this gives me a great outlet.  So I'm so thankful for their inspiration.   






Monday, February 17, 2020

PP478~Hedgehugs, Stampin Up

 I made this fun card today for the challenge at:


The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Hedgehugs 

I tried to keep it clean and simple.  I really enjoy making cards, but sometimes I add a bit too much to them so when I am able to make a simple card and it turns out cute, that makes me so happy.  I think this card is the perfect example of how white space is precious and the character packs a punch, even down to the cute little mushrooms.

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

*Just a little reminder note:  I added many new stamps to my Etsy Shop.  Perhaps you might want to take a look and see.   I'd love to know a fellow stamper would enjoy the stamps I have for sale. 


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Week 361: SWEETHEART~Bloomin' Love Stampin Up



 I made this Valentine Card for the challenge at:

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Bloomin' Love

I die cut the big heart out, and then fussy cut out the red heart behind it.  I stamped the flowers and cut them out to glue down on the heart.  I arranged a few embellishments on the heart to give is some sparkle.  

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

*Just a little reminder note:  I added many new stamps to my Etsy Shop.  Perhaps you might want to take a look and see. 


FMS422 Bloom with Hope, Stampin Up. Encouragement Card



 I am loving this plastic wrap technique.  It is fabulous.  Ya never get the same look and it's a wonderful way to add a pop of color to a background.  Hence the yellow behind the flower on today's card.   
The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Bloom with Hope.  
I really like the simplicity of this card.  I'm pleased that I didn't use any other colored cardstock.  I will say that was difficult, since I tend to like to layer things, but this turned out nicely.  I added a little wink of stella to the petals for some shimmer and a simple little bow to finish it off.  

I will submit this card to the challenge at:

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


*Just a little reminder note:  I added many new stamps to my Etsy Shop.  Perhaps you might want to take a look and see. 

CTS #359~Above the Clouds, Encouragement Card

 I made this card for the challenge at:

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Above the Clouds

I cut the sentiment apart so I could carry it down to match the sketch. 
 After stamping and coloring I thought the clouds needed some sparkle so I added wink of stella to them.  I also added glossy accents to the balloons.  

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




Thursday, February 13, 2020

Challenge 444~So Sentimental. Stampin Up, Friendship is a Blessing



 I made this fun card for the challenge at:

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

Oh this was a fun sketch to work with and such a great way to use up those little precious DSP scraps, that I just can't seem to part with.  It's like they were waiting for such a card as this.   I'm glad for the opportunity to use them in this way.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

*Please note:  I will be adding many stamps and a few homemade cards to my Etsy shop tomorrow.  I would love to have you come visit. 

Sketch #355~ Fintastic Friends, Lawn Fawn.


 I just fell in love with the sketch this week at:


So I wanted to submit one more card that I created. 

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Lawn Fawn:  Fintastic Friends

I used my new favorite technique with plastic wrap to create the water for my fish tank and the sand for the bottom.   It worked perfectly. 
After stamping and coloring each image I fussy cut them out to make sure the placement was just right.  I added clear wink of stella to give everything a shimmer, and then added glossy accents to the bubbles for a bit of dimension.  

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

* I will be adding more stamps and cards to my etsy shop tomorrow. Please come visit. 

Sketch #355 & Challenge #129 - Heart You ~Dino Days, Heart Happiness, Happy Valentine's Day


 I will submit this card to the challenge at:  

I will also submit it to the challenge at:

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Dino Days
Stampin Up:  Heart Happiness

I debated for quite some time whether to add the bow according  to the sketch design, or put the heart there, then I noticed the way the little dinosaur had his arms opened wide, and it was perfect for placing the heart there.   I also used the plastic wrap technique, then placed the card in my Stone embossing folder and it turned out lovely.  So authentic looking.  

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

*Please note I will be adding many stamps and few of my cards to my etsy shop this evening and tomorrow. 


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TMS #541~ Power of Hope, Hello, Doily, Stampin Up


 I made this card for the challenge at: 



The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stamping Up:  Power of Hope
Stampin Up: Hello, Doily

I am so happy I got a chance to play with my new stamp set.   I think it went well with the older one that included the doily. 
I really love the word "hope"  it's one of those words that just seem to be so self descriptive.   However, I also enjoy the acronym for it.  
H~Hold
O~On
P~Pain
E~Ends
Perhaps because I struggle with nerve damage I found that very "hopeful"  

Any ways, after stampin my little Japanese castle, I fussy cut it out and even used my handy little knife to cut out the insides a bit, so it could be positioned on top of the cherry blossom trees.    I then added gold pearl accents to highlight it and match the gold embellishments. 

I'm including a picture of the morning sunrise.  I just love sunrises, it brightens the yard, and my heart.  

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




Sunday, February 9, 2020

CAS Game #158~Forever Lovely, Stampin Up, Happy Valentine's Day

 I wanted to make one more card for this fun challenge at:


The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Forever Lovely

If you look real close you will see the tiny hearts on the leaves and vines.    I thought this was a fantastic representation for a Valentine's day card.    I'm so thrilled this double stamping technique lined up as well as it did for me.  That usually never happens for me.  


I'm also sharing another picture of our snowy side yard.  This is the kind of weather that has me indoors stamping.  

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

CAS Game #158~ Forever Lovely, Meant To Be, Stampin Up, Happy Valentine's Day


The snow is falling here in WI.   I will share a  picture, just in 😉case there are those who don't get a lot of snow. 

The Valentine's card I made today I will submit to the challenge at:


The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Forever Lovely
Stampin Up:  Meant To Be

I die cut the hearts out, and then put a piece of DSP behind the image, and glued the heart piece back on top.  

I like how simple it looks with a big bold pop of color.

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


Saturday, February 8, 2020

CTS #358. Happy Heart Day, Stampin Up, Happy Valentine's Day



 My dear friend Nancy sent me this retired stampin up set called:   Happy Heart Day.   It was indeed a Happy day when I received this lovely package in the mail yesterday.  I'm so thankful to her.  I made this card for her using the new to me set.   I will cherish it and add it to my collection.   Please take a moment and visit Nancy's blog, she makes great cards and projects, she is the one who inspired me to start stamping and finishing the insides of my cards.

I will submit this card to the challenge at:


A little stamping, a little coloring and some clear wink of stella completes this card.  I like the simplicity of it.  

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

TMS #540 Heartfelt, Happy Heart Day, Stampin Up, Happy Valentine's Day

 I made this Valentine card for the challenge at:


The stamp sets featured in this card are:

Stampin Up:  Heartfelt
Stampin Up:  Happy Heart Day

I really like this DSP, and I always forget to cut out the center, since most of the time it's covered with other card stock.   It seems like such a waste of good DSP.   Well Hopefully next time I'll remember. 😉

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