Sunday, October 2, 2022

SSC293 Halloween Farmhouse

Hi All!  Up we've got another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  I pulled out a couple retired sets to create a slightly spooky Halloween farmhouse.

Here are this week's challenge colors.

Stamps: Farmhouse Christmas, Holiday Home; Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Saddle Brown Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Farmhouse Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

SSC292 Penguin Season

Hi Everyone!  I'm finally getting my card done for this week's Sunday Stamps.  It's not too, too late, and I hope you'll join us.

It was a crazy summer with horse illnesses, husband illness, then husband injury.  Cancelled vacation.  Then poof, summer is gone.  I have had very little time to stamp.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

For my card this week, I just love this little penguin from Penguin Place.  So fun to build the little guy.  Here's this week's sketch by Amy.

Stamps: Penguin Place, Christmas to Remember; Paper: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Rings of Love DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Mint Macaron, Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Penguin Builder Punch, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

SSC291 Nature Rings

Hello & welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  It has been so hot and dry in New York, that sunflowers are some of the few things surviving.  All the little critters are suffering.  Even the leaves are falling off the trees early.  It's been a tough and unsatisfying summer.

For this week's challenge, I thought Ringed with Nature would work well with these lovely fall colors. 

Here are this week's colors.  Hope you'll join us!

Stamps: Ringed with Nature, Rays of Lights BG; Paper: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Versamark; Accessories: Fine Sparkle Gems, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Brayer, Tree Rings Dies, Die-Cutting Machine. 

Using blue background is my "neutral", I created a second care with Ringed with Nature.

Stamps: Ringed with Nature; Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Rings of Love DSP, Painted Seasons DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Tree Rings Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

The Stamp Review Crew: Trees for Sale

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday of the month.  This week we are focusing on a fun Aug-Dec Mini set, Trees for Sale.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Holly Krautkremer.   

In need of a birthday card for my sis who is a vet tech, I wanted to focus on the cute dog image.  So although my card has snow, it is NOT a Christmas card.  LOL!

Stamps: Trees for Sale, Penguin Place, Peekaboo Farm; Paper: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Evening Evergreen, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, Sponge, Tree Lot Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

I thought the fir trees might be the perfect size to create a little scene with the house stamp from Ringed with Nature.

Stamps: Trees for Sale, Ringed with Nature; Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Mint Macaron, Evening Evergreen, Balmy Blue, Soft Suede, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Brayer, Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, Tree Lot Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

And in order to show all my Trees for Sale cards in one place, here's another card I recently created using this set.

Hop on over to Betty Traciak's blog to see what amazing creations she has put together with this week's set.

 

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

SSC290 Brave Vikings

Hi All!  It's time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge, and this one is a fun one!

I pulled out Brave Vikings from the previous Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, and paired it with stormy seas paper from New Horizons DSP.  These images were fun to color with Stampin' Blends.

Here's this week's sketch by Annette.

Stamps: Brave Vikings; Paper: Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Basic Black, Whisper White, New Horizons DSP; Ink: Evening Evergreen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Summer Lounging

Hi All!  I haven't had much time to play with Hippest Hippos, so I thought I'd give it another shot.  I've been imagining fun ways to put the hippo in a water scene.

With the aid of masking and filling in a line here or there with a Sharpie, I took parts from all three hippo stamps to create this lounging hippo.  She looks like she's having a relaxing time!  Now THAT makes me think of summer!

Stamps: Hippest Hippos, Forever Fern, On the Horizon; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Gray Granite Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Pebbles Enamel Shapes, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, Forever Flourishing Dies, Layering Diorama Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.


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Sunday, August 7, 2022

SSC289 Happy, Happy Hippo

Hello All, and welcome to another Sunday Stamps challenge.  This week is a warm & earthy color combination.

I watercolored the Sale-a-Bration hippo from the Hippest Hippo set and outlined him to make him pop.  Plus I added some leafy-themed background elements.  This card uses Paper Craft Crew Sketch #480.  Here is this week's color combination.

Stamps: Hippest Hippos, Splendid Thoughts; Paper: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Splendid Day DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Saddle Brown Stazon, Versamark; Accessories: Fine Sparkle Gems, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Splendid Stems Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.


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