A Simple Thank You for The Paper Players - PP208

Good Morning and Happy Monday! It's going to happen whether we want it to or not so I've decided to embrace it. I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I spent quite a bit of time repairing the closet in my craft room, with hubby's help of course! Everything is back up and in it's place, yay! I even found time to stamp last night!

I love The Paper Players challenge to use FOUR colors on a card! FOUR! Let's take a peek at what they have for us this week:


One of the first stamp sets I ordered from the new catalog this year is the stamp set Borderettes. I just HAD to have it! Then when it came I thought 'what on earth am I going to do with this?' Last night inspiration struck!

A Simple Thank You for The Paper Players - PP208

What do you think?! Please don't adjust your monitor, it's not you or me, it's the font on the greeting. I took so many pictures of this card and finally decided that the font makes everything look a bit out of focus. It doesn't in real life!

I had a blast stamping this...and only had to start over four times :) The Borderettes stamp set is photopolymer but I used my trusty Stamp-A-Ma-Jig anyway to make absolutely sure everything was straight. Then I used Calypso Coral Embossing Powder (it's new this year and sooo pretty!) to superimpose my greeting on top. So fun to do! Isn't this sentiment awesome? It's from the Fabulous Four stamp set and is a great size!

I think I spent more time agonizing over whether or not to add the flower to my one layer card, and then which color and how many...than I did on the actual stamping! Ultimately one seemed to work the best, and for once NOT popped up on a Stampin Dimensional. It just didn't work. I love how dainty this flower is. It's from the Something to Say stamp set (also on my first order). I picked this stamp set t because not only does it have all three images to coordinate with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch trio, it also have a great variety of greetings...and we can never have enough of those :)

I fussed around for a bit and then found the perfect piece of pattern paper from the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper series to line my envelope with. Love it!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your visit!

Something for Baby - FMS147 & CYCI29

Hello there! I'm so happy to be back stamping! I had a rough week with migraines and missed my regular Thursday post :( But these two challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and Can You Case It got my creative juices flowing again and I'm back in my stamping room this morning! Yay!

Isn't this color combination divine? Love it! And the sketch this week by the very talented Jen Timko is just too fun!

And here's what I came up with!

What do you think? The colors just said 'baby boy' to me so I went with that. The stars from the Something to Say stamp set are just the perfect size for my banners and then I used my Stampin' Markers in the same colors to ink up this baby toy image from the Something for Baby stamp set and then die cut the image using the coordinating Baby's First Framelit Dies. For the life of me I cannot recall what the name of this toy is!! Please let me know! I used the 'congratulations' sentiments from the Something to Say stamp set on this card as well...the font is soooo pretty!

Just a little bit of wispy Linen Thread sets the baby toy off perfectly. Surprise, surprise, NO Candy Dots today! I actually put some on the card but when I photographed it, they looked like chicken pox! Truly, they were all you could see...so off they came and I'm perfectly happy without them (this time). I just love Stampin' Dimensionals, don't you? I've tried many different brands of foam adhesives over the years but am soooo happy with this Stampin' Up! product. They are the perfect amount of depth!

Love, love, love the opportunity to spend my morning stamping today! Now off to do some chores. A necessary evil...

Side note here, I had a bit of excitement this week while I was home with my migraine. I heard a funny noise and when I went to investigate I discovered that one of the supports for the shelves in my stamping closet had given way!! This is a major calamity because those supports support FIVE 8 foot shelves holding all of my precious goodies!! Eek! I had to rush to unload all of those shelves as fast as I could because I was so worried that they would give way completely and come crashing down on each other...!

Here is a picture of what gave way:

See how the far right support came away from the top rail? All of my goodies were tilting precariously and had to be rescued:


Do you see my feline friend? That's Buster, he's trying to figure out what's going on...

And still more...

Did I mention that I was recovering from a migraine when this happened??? Whew!

My darling husband promised to repair it for me this weekend...here's hoping!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!!