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FabFri25 – Dahlia Thank You

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I actually got the time to stamp “just because” today!!  Yea!!!  I am on call for United but so far no call which meant STAMPING!!  I just knew I wanted to join my friends over at Fab Friday for their awesome sketch.

FabFri25 - Dahlia Thank You


I have been looking at this flower from Regarding Dahlias since the catalog came out and I am so happy that I finally got it!  It is fun with this graphic chevron print from the Witches’ Brew DSP.  Yes…it is Halloween paper but great that I can use it for a non- Halloween card.  The flower is stamped in Real Red and the sentiment is from the same set.  Pretty simple card to make but it makes me happy.  I stamped a flower on the inside too as you can see.

Fab Fri Logos025Make sure you head over to visit the challenge.  Some of my very favorite stampers are on the team!  There is still time to play along too.

I hope you like this “bonus” card this week.  I am still adjusting to the fact that both the Artisan Design Team and FMS post on Wednesdays (although ADT does go up on Tuesday night).  I am trying to figure out a way for my email subscribers to get them as separate posts so you don’t miss anything.  There is a trial of a change this week so if things look different, that is why.  I would love to hear what you think and what is best for you!

I hope your Labor Day holiday has been safe and fun!  See you again on Tuesday night!

Stamp:  Regarding Dahlias; Paper:  Witches’ Brew DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Ink:  Real Red; Accessories:  Neutrals Buttons, Black Thread, Dimensionals

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FabFriday 19 – A Plane for Dad

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FabFri19 - Father's Day

Guess what??!!  I got some extra stamping time yesterday!!  Well, in reality I had to MAKE some extra stamping time since I needed to get a few things done.  I finished up teacher gifts and then wanted to make something special for my husband for Father’s Day.  He does so much for our family and supports my stamping (albeit with funny songs about Stampin’ Up that all the boys sing) so the least I could do was make the man a nice card.

Fab Fri Logos-019The team over at Fab Friday have this great sketch that I really wanted to try.  I just love it!  Apparently I was strongly influenced by their sketch colors too, lol!  I have a retired set that I have held onto because it is so perfect for our family.  I hope my DH doesn’t get tired of Plane & Simple because he seems to get cards made with it more often than not.  I thought the designs from the Epic Day DSP were perfect to go with the line art of the airplane.  The lined print kind of reminds me of an old flight log.  The Pool Party print is mostly covered but I love that there are descriptive words on it!!  I thought that some Vintage Trinkets and a retired clip were the perfect accessories to this distressed looking card.

Now I really will be back tomorrow with another Father’s Day card.  I’m so glad you could stop by today and I hope you have a great one!  See you tomorrow!

Stamps:  Plane & Simple, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper:  Epic Day DSP, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray; Ink:  Basic Gray; Accessories:  2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Mini Library Clip (ret),  Stampin’ Distress Tool, Dimensionals

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SUOC67- Spring (?)

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Well, I’d love to tell you that spring is in the air but frankly, all I see right now is snow…again.  I am ready to plant my garden and enjoy spring things but not yet.  At least not outside.  The good news is that SUO Challenges is celebrating spring so I’m sure that will make me much happier!!

SUOC67 - Spring FlowersI thought it would be fun to use some spring flowers for my card and what better than this awesome stamp from the Best of Flowers set?  I may be one of the only people who didn’t own this stamp when it originally came out so I was really excited to see it in the “Best of ” series.  I particularly love the size of it!  I inked it up with Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade, then I spritzed it with water to help the colors run together a bit.  I spritzed the sentiment too to make it match.  I love this technique and haven’t used it in a while. I think it works well for stamps like this one and I’m happy with the watercolor look!  I pulled out some old more recent Sale-a-bration offerings with the ribbon and the button.  These products are the gift that keep on giving and I love that they go so well with the print from Tea for Two DSP.

Fab Fri Logos-012The colors for today’s card come from the Fab Friday Challenge.  Aren’t they pretty??!!  The card is a CASE (copy and share everything) of myself and it is based on this card.  Why did I CASE myself??  Because I was chosen as the Featured Stamper over at Splitcoaststampers this week and I thought it would be fun to play along with the challenge.

I certainly hope that you have a little bit of spring where you are but if not, just create a little in your craft area!!  The design team has some amazing examples and I know you will be inspired to join in!

Back tomorrow with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Stamp:  Best of Flowers (March), Petite Pairs; Paper:  Tea for Two DSP, Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla; Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade; Accessories:  SAB 2012 Ribbon, SAB 2013 Button, Dimensionals

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Birthday Banner

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Like I said yesterday, I had a little extra stamping time this week and got to play along with some awesome challenges!  When I first saw the colors over at Fab Friday, I thought that Mindy and the team were a little crazy.  I mean really, Sahara Sand with Basic Gray??  Of course then I saw the team’s examples and knew they were on to something!!  I also saw that The Paper Players has a CAS challenge from Nance Leedy up this week for banners.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I started with the base of Sahara Sand and put a layer of Basic Gray next to it.  Wow, they are so great together and I had no idea.  I don’t normally use Sahara Sand but this has changed my feeling about that!!  I had some strips of this Basic Gray polka dot paper left over on my table from yesterday’s card so I started playing around with the idea of the banner.  Funny enough, incorporating in the So Saffron was the hardest part.  I played around with all kinds of backgrounds to the banner before I had the inspiration to try a piece of First Edition DSP.  I used my Blender Pen to add a little bit of color to the flowers and knew I had found the answer!  I thought it would be fun to add some little elements to the banner and pulled out some buttons, punches and embosslits to see what I could come up with.  I am so happy with the result!  Now I have a card all ready for a special birthday coming up in a couple of weeks (one of my sisters-in-law).  I love it when I get ahead!

Well this is certainly a recent record.  Four posts in a row!!  Sadly the pace will slow back down over the next few weeks.  I have had September on leave from United (due to my husband’s deployment) but will be back to work in October.  I have a big check ride (flying test) during the second week and need to hit the books and get ready for that.  Of course I will have my normal challenge posts and hopefully an extra one in there somewhere.

Thanks so much for dropping in today.  I hope the rest of your week is fantastic!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper:  Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, First Edition DSP, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray; Ink:  Basic Gray, So Saffron; Accessories:  Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons, Subtles Buttons, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit


Fab Friday (on Thursday)

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My friend, the oh so talented Mindy Backes,  has started up a brand new challenge called Fab Friday.  The design team over there are some stamping “rock stars” and are a group I admire so much.  So of course I had to play along on their first challenge!!  The first one is a sketch…and you know that I cannot resist a sketch!  This one is really great and I had such fun with it!

Here is the final proof this week that the Seasonal Stamper’s Disorder (my inability to stamp in anything other than the “seasonal” colors) has taken over completely.  Bring on the fall colors!  Naturally, with fall colors come the most wonderful set, French Foliage.  Love this one so much!  I found an old piece of Cajun Craze textured card stock in my stash and it was just the right size for a card base.  Meant to be!  I did some distressing and decided that adding texture to the More Mustard panel with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder was needed.  Perfect!  I love these leaves cut out so I just stamped, cut and sponged the edges a bit.  For the sentiment, I pulled out my new 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog (you didn’t think I could pass up a new ribbon did you?).  It is designed to be stamped on so I used it for my sentiment from Made For You.  I have to say that this card makes me happy!  Not sure why, but it does.  I LOVE, LOVE fall and I particularly love it in Virginia!

*Blog Candy*

In case you missed yesterday’s post, I am giving away some blog candy for coming up on 100,000 blog hits.  I will be giving away a clear mount Googly Ghouls stamp set.  All you have to do is comment on this post, Tuesday’s SUO Challenges post or yesterday’s Freshly Made Sketches post to be entered.  I’ll select one winner from all the comments (sometime after 6p Eastern Time on Sunday, Sep. 9th).  Feel free to comment on all of them for more chances.  Sorry but SU rules don’t allow me to ship outside of the U.S.

I mentioned stamping rock stars before.  Well, this card is also for another set of my favorite stampers…The Paper Players!  Their theme this week is Leaves Are Falling.  Awesome!

Make sure you take the time to go see what each of these groups has created.  You will be so inspired to join in!

Don’t forget to leave me a note!!  I can’t wait to send the Googly Ghouls to someone!!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you again soon!

Stamps:  French Foliage, Made For You; Paper:  Cajun Craze Textured (ret), More Mustard, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Eyelet Border Punch (ret), 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Neutrals Button, Linen Thread, Sponges

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