Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Christmas Corgi

Mornin' y'all!  Despite not feeling too great yesterday, I did spend a couple of hours in my craft room and it was awesome.  I haven't gotten to stamp hardly at all this month and I really do miss it!  Seems like forever since I'd gone looking through all my current DSP too so it was like getting to see everything for the first time.  In fact, I ended up using four patterns from one pack of DSP for today's card, and just one stamp.

AHHHHHHH that corgi is the CUTEST thing EVER, is he not?!  He's cut out of one of the Sweet Stockings patterns (the back side of the green stripes).  And he's a triple challenge corgi, too!

First up is the Paper Players sketch:

I used the tag shape from the coordinating Stockings dies for my "any shape" shape in the middle of the sketch.  The tag die is actually taller than what I used on my card; I cut the whole die shape and then moved the die up so I could cut the tag a bit shorter (after all, corgis are not tall doggos).

Next up is the Festive Friday challenge:

My cute little corgi is wearing a jumper, and I used red and green.  I wasn't sure if the Pool Party pattern on the left counted as plaid, and I have a die cut of a ribbon on the top of my tag element but not actual ribbon, so maybe I get half credit for those two?

This challenge happened to dovetail nicely with the As You See It challenge:

I can't wait to get dogs again.  Life just isn't the same without my fur babies.

Also, congratulations to Heather on making the AYSI design team!  Heather is my teammate on the SUO Challenges design team and she always makes such beautiful cards :)

Ahh, it feels good to get back in my craft room a bit.  Hopefully I'll be able to do some more work in there on my next day off this week!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Sweet Little Stockings
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Cinnamon Cider, Evening Evergreen, Sweet Stockings DSP
Accessories:  Stocking dies, Dimensionals, White EP

Monday, November 29, 2021

Leaf Peeping, Part 2

Scrappy Monday!  Okay, wow, I've been absent from here for much longer than I intended or wanted to.  We had my parents here and Thanksgiving and the hubs caught a nasty cold and Ryan had a fever for two days and now I suspect I'm coming down with the cold too.  Urgh.

In the meantime, I have the second set of leafy layouts from our trip to New England in 2016 when I was expecting Ryan (see part 1 here).

Fall is my favorite season.  We had to get up early this morning to get Ryan to a dental appointment, and the doors on my car were all frozen shut.  Just like that, fall is over here--now we're starting in on winter weather!  I'll miss the beautiful fall colors, and the temps that are cool enough that it's nice to curl up under a blanket with some hot tea but not so cold that you feel miserable.

We really liked the lattice on that last bridge we looked at, it was so fun to photograph.  And last up is a selfie with my online friend the axe murderer (long story, she's not really a murderer) and our respective hubbies.

Today's color palette is the same as last time:  Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.

I *may* have just bought myself some new stamps for Cyber Monday (spoiler alert:  I totally did) and I still have a big pile of stamps already in my craft room that I haven't played with yet, so I'm going to dust off the table in my craft room as soon as I finish my pumpkin pie lunch.  What.  I made a TON of pies for Thanksgiving and most of them are still in my fridge...


Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Calendar Alphabet, Wonderfall
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Orchard Harvest DSP
Accessories:  None

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

SUO Challenges: Christmas Is Coming

AAAAAAAACCKKKK I'm late with my SUO Challenges post!  I was deep in Thanksgiving prep mode today--I made FOUR pies and some Mississippi Mud (uh, we're having four adults and one kid for Thanksgiving).  And then a quick errand turned into an absolute odyssey when we got stuck in a 2 1/2-hour traffic jam this evening.  But enough about that, it's time for another challenge at SUO Challenges!

This time around we're doing Christmas projects!  I have several Christmas stamp sets that I haven't played around with much yet (or at all in some cases) and then...I made a card where the only stamp is the greeting on the inside, haha!

I could have used the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set for my images, but the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP is just so cute that I had to use it.  So I used a stamp on the inside:

It's past 9 p.m. where I am so I think it's time to go to bed.  Make your own Christmas project and share it at the SUO Challenges blog.  Time to get your merry on!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Frosted Gingerbread
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Thick Basic White, Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP Stack
Accessories:  Gingerbread dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

SUO Challenges: Thanksgiving & Fall

Mornin' stampy friends!  Well, after coming back to life briefly last week, our wireless keyboard gave up the ghost so we had to get a new one, hence no Scrappy Monday post yesterday.  But now we've got the new one all set up and my water bottle is over on the window ledge well away from the new keyboard :)

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge from SUO Challenges!

This time, we want to see your Thanksgiving and fall creations!  Now, I *love* fall cards and they might be my very favorite thing to stamp, but I decided to focus on Thanksgiving this time.  And what to I associate with Thanksgiving more than anything else, even turkey?

PIE.  All the pie!!!  Um, this pie image is totally why I bought the Sweets & Treats stamp set ;)  And I was not planning to buy Well Defined until I saw this about a holiday being a reason to eat more...c'mon, how could I NOT pair that with the pie image?!  Usually I only make pies for Thanksgiving and maybe one for Christmas.  I mean, you can't have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie!  And apple pie, says the hubs.  This year I'm going to try making homemade pie crust for the first time, wish me luck!  And if you need some pie inspiration, check out Sally's Baking Addiction for some great recipes ;)

I don't have a current Thanksgiving sentiment, so I borrowed this one from an old Paper Pumpkin set.  Had to get one more pie on the inside!

Show us all your Thanksgiving/fall creations on the SUO Challenges blog, and have fun!  My parents get here later this week so I may not get much stamping time for the next few weeks.  I'll post here when I can!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Sweets & Treats, Well Defined, My Paper Pumpkin
Ink:  Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso, Thick Basic White, Cajun Craze DSP
Accessories:  Rectangles Stitched dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Dimensionals, In Color Enamel Dots

Friday, November 5, 2021

Snowflake Thanks

Happy Friday, y'all.  Ryan did GREAT with getting his flu shot yesterday, I was amazed.  He seems to have sailed through with no side effects too, and here I am with a big headache and kinda wishing I could stay home today :p  Oh well, onward we go!

I have one more card that I made last weekend to share today.

I used the Just Add Ink sketch but the challenge has already closed:

I'm happy to play along with the current Festive Friday challenge as well:

I used a thank you sentiment, pastel colors, and shimmer (the white cardstock is actually Shimmery White, and I added the rhinestones for a bit more shine as well).  I had been planning to do flowers of some kind but Snowflake Wishes kept popping up in my view like hey, pick me, so I did :)

Hope you have a great Friday, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Snowflake Wishes
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia
Paper:  Balmy Blue, Shimmery White
Accessories:  So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, enamel dots, rhinestones

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Retro Again

Mornin' y'all!  Okay, yesterday's joy about the resurrected keyboard may be premature--I think the number keypad at the far right is still glitchy :(  But at least I can type words, right?

I'm back with another quick card I made over the weekend, and another retired stamp set!

I was inspired to stamp this pretty Polished Pink phone when I saw the Fusion challenge:

I *might* have a typewriter stamp in my stash somewhere (...I think I do, actually) but when I saw the picture the first thing that popped in my head was the super-cute rotary phone from Timeless Talk.  We went to an "antiques" market last weekend (mostly old dishware and jewelry) and saw a rotary phone; hubs and I showed Ryan (he's 4) a rotary phone and were impressed that he knew it was a phone, even if he didn't know how it worked with the numbers spinning around.  My great-grandmother had a rotary phone (not as fabulous as this pink one though) so I have actually *used* one!

Okay, I've got to get my workout done so I can take Ryan to get us flu shots, and then it's off to work for me and daycare for him.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Timeless Talk
Ink:  Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Gray Granite, Thick Basic White, Coastal Cabana DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes dies, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Perfectly Retro

Mornin' folks!  I had a bit of an unplanned blogging break this week...on Sunday I knocked over my water bottle and got water on our wireless keyboard, which as you can imagine wasn't particularly good for the keyboard.  The hubs took it and let it dry out for a few days on a radiator (turned very low) and we crossed our fingers.  Well, now it works!  Color me relieved.

I made a few cards over the weekend that I had intended to share this week so here we go with a retro card!

The colors look a bit off in the photo; the card base is green (Kiwi Kiss) and the apples are Raspberry Ripple on the Mango Melody plaid paper.  I was inspired by the Retro Rubber challenge:

I know it's pumpkins but apparently I still have apples on the brain from all those apple recipes I made recently.  So I mixed the elements from the photo:  my plaid is orange(ish) and my fruit is red, but my background is still green.  My stamp sets are both very retro:  I've had both Perfectly Preserved (the apples) and Perfectly Penned (the sentiment) since 2012 and I frequently use them together, maybe because I got them just a couple months apart.

Ryan is not at daycare today so I'd better get off the computer and go entertain him before he takes over the world and covers it in googly eyes.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, Thick Basic White, Perfectly Plaid DSP Stack
Accessories:  Cannery Freamelits, Stitched Shapes dies, Dimensionals