Saturday, September 14, 2019

Challenge 425 Love You to Pieces, Dino Days, Tropical Chic, Stampin Up

 I made this cute fun activity card for a little boy who has his legs broken.  The mama asked for happy mail because he was a bit down.  SO I made this delightful dinosaur card with a pocket on the front to hold the puzzle I created for him.   When he is all done putting it together he can just slip it right back in there.   I've included multiple pictures so you can see the whole card/puzzle and envelope I had to make, because it's a 5x5 square card.  

I will submit this card to the challenge at:



The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Love You to Pieces

Stampin Up:  Dino Days
Stampin Up:  Tropical Chic

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.   Hope the little guy is too.


Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ










TMS #520 Above the Clouds, Stampin Up



 Why not try one more time with this card sketch?   So that's what I did. 
I will submit this card to the challenge at

The stamp set featured in this card is:

Stampin up:  Above the Clouds

I really like how it turned out.  I added some wink of stella clear to the big hot air balloon, then I covered it with glossy accents.  Fabulous.    It's just a happy card.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Sketch #333~ Perennial Birthday, Hello Friend, Stampin Up

 I've been on a card making frenzy.  Oh my goodness.  This is card number six, and I have two more to post yet.    Perhaps I'm in denial about this finger.  I went for my ultrasound, to which I asked, the image technician do you see a thorn?  Knowing very well she would not tell me, but nevertheless when she said, "You have to wait for the doctor to read it"  I wasn't happy, so perhaps I'm still having a temper tantrum.. haha. but at least it's in the form of card making.  

As you can see I'm back..  I just had to try again with the sketch. So I scaled it down a bit and will submit it to:



The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Perennial Birthday
Stampin Up  Hello Friend.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ



HSSSC323 ~Incredible Like You, Stampin Up



 I made this simple layered card for the challenge at:


The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Incredible Like You

I did a bit of sponging to create the background for my sentiment.  My goal was to keep the card clutter free, and try to use minimal layers.  After a few tries I think it turned out lovely.  A lot of masking, sponging and inky fingers were involved in the making of this card. haha

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

#GDP206~Buffalo Check, Harvest Hellos, Very Versailles Stampin Up

 I made this teacher appreciation card for the challenge at: 

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Buffalo Check
Stampin Up: Harvest Hellos

I also used a lovely ruler embossing folder that I've had for quite some time, and this was the perfect card to use it with.  I lightly sponged the surface with soft suede so the numbers would be more apparent.

I'm also tacking on a card I made recently with the rectangle framelit dies and the Very Versailles stampin up set  I think it turned out lovely.


  
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  






Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ


Sketch #333~Life is Grand, Beautiful Baubles, First Frost, Stampin Up



 I made this card for the challenge at:
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

The stamp sets featured in this card are:
Stampin Up:  Life is Grand
Stampin Up:  Beautiful Baubles
Stampin Up:  First Frost

I also used an embossing folder to create the floral background.  I highlighted it by using a bit of color.

After finishing the card I realized the inside rectangle was not offset like shown in the sketch challenge..Drats.    I'll have to make another card, as if I need an excuse to make another card. 😉

I had the sweetest little birdie line up on our fence.  It was quite a sight to see.   I went for the camera and HP went to the window to see the commotion.

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


TMS #520 Best Birds Stampin Up



 I made this card for the challenge at:

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Best Birds

The card stock is from:
Stampin Up:  Everything is Rosy

It's quite difficult for me to get a nice picture of that glimmer paper, but I tired.  

This sketch proved to be quite a challenge.  I can't wait to try again with another card. 

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ


Sunday, September 8, 2019

CAS Game #148~Happy Tails, Stampin Up

 This afternoon I made a card to be submitted to the challenge at: 

The stamp featured in this card is:
Stampin Up:  Happy Tails

I did the painters tape technique to create the green behind the dog.  I think it turned out like a lovely grassy field.  

I chose a stamp set with a dog, because of my buddy HP.   He's a darling dog.  Eight years young, and a great big part of our family. 
I'll include a few pictures of this fine fella.  

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ





TMS #519~ Beauty Abounds, Here Comes The Sun, Stampin Up



 Today's card features the following stamp sets:
Stampin Up  Beauty Abounds
Stampin Up:  Here Comes The Sun

I love how the sparkle ribbon matches the silver card stock, I think it really makes this card pop.

I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at:


Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping
PJ

Friday, September 6, 2019

FMS401~Making Christmas Bright, Stampin Up


 I really do enjoy making square cards, even if that means I must make the envelopes for them.    In the card today I'm keeping up with my Christmas theme.

I will submit this card to the challenge at:


The stamp set featured in this card today is:
Stampin Up:  Making Christmas Bright. 

I added clear wink of stella to give the Christmas bulbs on the front of the card a bit of sparkle.  I imagine glossy accents would have been perfect here, but I already took the picture, so glitter will have to do.  

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

CTS #338.~Joy To the World, Simon Says stamp set



I'm in Christmas card making mode lately.  
I will submit this card to the challenge at: 

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Simon Says, Joy to the World

Such a delightful stamp set to work with.  The nativity is simple and sweet.  

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

PP457 ~Harvest Blessings, Stampin Up



 Farm fantastic card.   Well, folks, my sister-in-law would say I know nothing about farming since I'm a city gal, but this I've come to know.  After 29 years being with my husband, 27 of those years married.  I grew up thinking I'd love to farm.. that is incorrect.  I'd love to ranch.  Big difference.   I don't want anything to do with milking cows (not that there is anything wrong with it, just not for me), but ranching beef cattle (ironically I don't eat beef)  and big open pastures and working the fields, now that seems pleasant, perhaps in my "dream world"   Any ways my husband who grew up on a dairy farm, and also still works for a tractor implement has helped me understand many things.    With all that being said, I think I'm just a city gal at heart, that fell in love with a country boy.  And in honor of him today I made this CaseIH tractor. 
 

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Stampin Up: Harvest Blessings


I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at:


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

Sketch #332~Spirited Snowmen Stampin up


 Well, today was quite stressful.    I had to go to the doctor (again) for this finger, that got stabbed with the thorn on July 6th.   Two months I've been dealing with this.  I tell ya my daughter is right, I need a punch card for the doctor, and today's visit should have been free.  Well the "specialist"   ordered an x-ray, I didn't know that was going to happen, plus that can't really show a thorn or tissue damage etc.. then he comes in and seriously says to me, "oh I see there is discoloration, does it hurt when I press here"  I'm thinking is this man for real?   You went to how many years of medical school?  Any ways now I have to have an ultra sound, which btw-they didn't call back today to schedule.  BUT when I do go, I have to write a book about my family history which gives me anxiety, then get on a scale, then hand over all sorts of other information.  In my opinion they should already have on hand.  OH my dear friends.. I really don't like going to the doctors.. my BP was so high, even the little assistant made a comment. I'm like great this is not good.  

So I came home and started stamping.  and pouting. So mature of me.  
Gosh I feel better sharing it though.. Thanks for listening.  
Now for the Card.  I made this for  one of my favorite challenges.  
Not only do they have amazing, creative, fun sketches, but they are a great team that really comment on the cards.  It's always a pleasure to read what they say.  I truly appreciate that, hence one of the many reasons I love playing with this blog challenge.  

The stamp set featured in this card is:
Spirited Snowmen

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