Sunday, February 22, 2015

Yee-Haw for Paper Players #233

Hello there! After taking a week off for foot surgery (which went very well, by the way) I am back in creative action. This week at The Paper Players, the lovely Sandy Mathis is our challenge hostess bringing us a fun sketch to play along with. As soon as I saw it, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it: a bright and cheery cowgirl card! That's was exactly what you were thinking when you saw the sketch too, wasn't it? Haha!! Clearly you can tell that I know nothing about being a cowgirl, except that your boots should be pink and sparkly. I do live in Texas though, so somehow I think that makes me more "legit". Maybe? Not exactly. :)
I used two of my favorite stamp sets on this card: Bootiful Occasions and Yee Haw. I have to totally be honest that I completely forgot about placement of the sentiment on the sketch until I had already created the card. I went back to look at the sketch and said "whoops". I added that little banner at the last minute and I really like how it pops. It's just a F-U-N card! 

I absolutely in love the Adventure Bound DSP Stack from Stampin' Up! That "weathered wood" paper is awesome! I want to get like 100 more sheets of it. I also sponged a little but of Crumb Cake ink on the sparkly Silver Glimmer Paper to tone it down a little. Here is a fun fact. I have 13 packs of unopened Silver Glimmer Paper in my stamp studio. 13. That is not right. #sparklehoarder
 Please join us over at The Paper Players! The challenge closes on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at Noon (PST). Stop by and say hello to the Design Team.

The Paper Players Design Team
As I usually do, I am signing off with one of my favorite photos from the past week. This is my Oscar. We rescued him from the shelter after he was surrendered by his former owners who simply didn't want him anymore. Ugh! He is the most loving guy, although we are still working on teaching him manners. Have a fantastic day! Happy stamping! :) 
Stamps: Yee Haw, Bootiful Occasions
Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Tangelo Twist CS, Rose Red CS, Natural White CS, Adventure Bound DSP Stack
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers and coordinating punch

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Under the Umbrella for Paper Players #231

Hello there! This week at The Paper Players my wonderful, amazing friend Nance has gorgeous color challenge to get inky with. Please join us and share your creations this week.
As soon as I pulled the 3 colors of card stock out of my stash, I was absolutely smitten with this combo. It can work for so many types of cards, but I really wanted to create something fun and cheery this week. One thing I have discovered about moving into the new house and totally recreating my stamp space is that I have a LOT of stuff! A lot of stuff that has never seen the light of day. Time to change that.  This fun umbrella die and sentiment set are from My Favorite Things. I dressed up the umbrella with some texture and sparkle...and of course that spot of bling. I can't seem to make a card without it.

The polka-dot background paper is actually pretty cool. It comes plain white with embossed details. You can sponge or spritz any color of ink you would like on it to create a "custom design". Super easy and totally customizable. It's the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP and is only available with a qualifying order during SU's Sale-A-Bration. Shoot me a message if you would like more details.
Finally, here is a photo of the inside of the card. I stamped the sentiment a little crooked originally, so I covered it up with the layered, punched detail. It's still not completely centered but shhh, just tilt your head and pretend it is. I had a crazy kitten on my desk while creating this card and by the time I got to stamping the sentiment I was tired of her shenanigans. She chewed up a punched umbrella handle and tried to eat some Stampin' Dimensionals. She is out of control!
Please join us over at The Paper Players! The challenge closes on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at Noon (PST). I'm actually having foot surgery that day...EEEK!! Stop by and say hello to the Design Team.

The Paper Players Design Team

Before I sign off, I thought I would share a photo of my co-creator of the card, Miss Sophie. She looks like she is plotting her next move here...gotta love those kittens! Enjoy your day! :)