Sunday, September 10, 2017

I Pick You

Hello, Friends!

Before anything, I ask that you please pray for all of those in Hurricane Irma's path as well as those who are dealing with the terrible storm surge because of it.  I pray that God will keep them safe.  I pray that He will provide for these people just like He provided for the ones in Texas.  I pray that people will open their hearts and donate again, if it is possible, to the people who will be hurting because of this terrible storm.  From someone with a very limited budget, I understand if you have already given what you could.  However, if there is any way you can manage more, I know the people of Florida will greatly appreciate it.  Even a few dollars or a few bottles of water will make a difference to the people who receive them.

Now, on to today's post.   

Can you believe there's another post to talk about today?  
I'm here and I can barely believe it myself!

Do you remember my first blog post of 2017?

I colored Parker the Pig from Stampingbella.  I said that the phrase "when pigs fly" applied to me a lot because there are so many things which only seem like I will be able to do when pigs fly.  I also said that I wanted to see flying pigs this year as I did things I didn't think were possible.  In January, I would have told you that I'd be able to make 10 new cards in 14 days when pigs fly!  Well, look out, because there are flying pigs circling above as we speak!  You'll see card number ten tomorrow that I made on Saturday tomorrow.  I have to stop and thank God for blessing me so much this year and giving me the strength to become a stamping machine over the past couple of weeks!

Now to focus on this card!

I made this card for two challenges.  The first is the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #296 Small Images on Repeat which you can see here.  For this challenge, you were to repeat the same small image from a stamp set on a clean and simple, CAS, card.  I stamped the same apple image from the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Back to School, three times.  This apple actually requires 3 stamps, the apple, the heart in the center and a stamp that has the stem and leaf on it.  To get the green and brown leaf and stem, I used my Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads.  


As you can see from the picture I included, it's got a pointy little top to it which was perfect for getting those tiny little stems or leaves inked without contaminating the other piece which is so close.  (These ink pads are also Copic friendly meaning you can stamp with them and then color with your Copics and the ink won't run.  They're pretty cheap and handy to have in your stash!)  I stamped each of these pieces onto a stitched square shape which I ran through the Big Shot twice, once to cut out the square and once to make it smaller into a rectangle shape.  I tried just putting these rectangles onto the red background but the card just looked too plain, even for a clean and simple card, so I added a small strip of gingham paper I had left over from another card which turned out pretty cute!  I stamped and embossed the words "I pick" from Papertrey Ink's stamp set Apple Prints.  Then I die cut the word "thank you" from white card stock.  Since I only wanted the word "you," I trimmed off the "thank" and adhered it to my card.  Ta Da!  It was finished- three repeated images on a CAS card!


One of the other challenge I made this card for is the Addicted to CAS Challenge #119 Code Word Apples here to create a clean and simple card with apples on it.  If you receive my blog by email, you won't get this until Monday but I'm actually posting it on my blog on Sunday.  This meant I got it done in time to enter it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Stamp It here.  

My card doesn't fit their definition of Clean and Simple exactly, but there are cards in the design team samples that are like mine
so hopefully it will be okay.

You'll see tomorrow why I don't want to make it again!

You can see the Addicted to CAS challenge here.  There are already a lot of cute apple cards entered into it, so be sure to check it out!  You should check out the Papertrey Ink Challenge, too.  There are lots of cute cards with repeated images!  These cards are great to have in mind when you need a card in a hurry!

Would you like me to post pictures of 
how to make certain die cuts smaller?  

I've talked about it twice now but it's probably easier to understand if you see pictures.  Let me know in the comments section, please!

Until tomorrow...

Happy Stamping, Friends!

I used the following supplies to make this card:

Apple Prints and Back to School* Stamp Sets by Papertrey Ink
Stitched Square STAX Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Wonderful Words:  Thank You Die by Papertrey Ink
Wild Cherry Dye Ink Pad by My Favorite Things
Memento Cottage Ivy and Espresso Truffle Dew Drop Ink Pads by Tsukineko
Versamark Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Solar White Card Stock by Neenah
Wild Cherry Card Stock by My Favorite Things
Tiny Check 6 x 6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things
White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder by Ranger
Heat Tool
Scotch Foam Tape by 3M
MISTI by My Sweet Petunia



TLady said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL JOB on your card! I LOVE the little apples & the plaid background! They just seem to go together SO PERFECTLY!!! Making an EXCELLENT CARD!!! :D

Susan said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Jennifer T. said...

Lovely card, Angela!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful and delightful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy colorful card! Love the whimsy with the gingham and the heart in the apple. I didn't realize it was 3 stamps - I thought maybe you used markers to color the stamp the different colors. I still am not quite sure about making a rectangle with the square stitched dies. I guess some time I need to try it myself but to me it just doesn't compute! It is so good you are seeing those flying pigs - I knew you could do it. I am so impressed. Plus, you did a lot of typing on the posts too. You sure know how to challenge yourself. I really like the Wild Cherry color on your card. I might have to check into that check paper pack to see if it is still available. One can never have too many versions of red cardstock or too many checkered papers! Great job Angela!

Chris R. from Iowa

Barb Ghig said...

Really cute trio of apples and I love the gingham papers you chose for this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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