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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crocheting a temperature blanket - part 2

Hello and welcome back! It's hard to believe, but this is my 100th post! I think it's fitting that it is not a stamping-related post, but a personal one. You may remember that back in January, I posted about a blanket I was creating for my son and daughter-in-law for their first anniversary. (You can find that post HERE.) Anyway, their anniversary has come and gone, but I have finally finished the blanket! 

It turned out a bit bigger than I expected - I guess I crochet too loosely - but the blanket is more than 6 feet square! Lots of room for them to cuddle up under it when the weather turns cooler. But I couldn't get a picture of the whole thing together, so here are two pictures so you can see all the colors.



As you can see, it stretches a little more than end to end on this twin bed, and folded in half, covers it side to side as well.


I tried scrunching it up to get the whole thing in, but it didn't work very well! You can see the top corner where the blanket was started, then worked in diagonal rows to the bottom.


Here is the final corner with the red sparkly yarn for their anniversary. I also added this yarn for Christmas and Valentine's Day.

I had originally planned to edge the blanket with either white or off white, but since I had so much of the royal blue left over, I decided to use that instead.

I'm shipping it off to them tomorrow, and enclosing the two cards below to show them how the colors work.




The first is the color chart with samples of the yarn used, and the second is the temperature chart I used to determine the colors. I also wrote them a note on the back to explain it.

I don't think they'll be able to use it for a while, but I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi

MtS#186 & TTTC007 - Another Birthday Card

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at Match the Sketch and Tic Tac Toe Challenges


And here is today's card:


For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I used the top row of the challenge board (acetate, critter, diecut). The acetate is from the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays. I just used a strip under the sentiment for an accent. The critter is diecut from the Birthday Memories DSP.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Birthday Delivery
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Pacific Point, Soft Sky & Whisper White Cardstock, Birthday Memories DSP
Ink - Pacific Point
Accessories - Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays
Tools - Big Shot, Birthday Friends Framelits, Cloudy Day TIEF (retired), Washi Tape punch (retired), SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Monday, July 24, 2017

FMS#297 and CC&S#232 - Happy Birthday!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and CAS Colours & Sketches.





And here is my card:


I just received my order with Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the matching thinlit last week, so I was anxious to use it. The adhesive sheets are great to work with for these detailed die cuts. I cut pieces of cardstock in Night of Navy and Powder Pink and then added the adhesive to the back before running them through the Big Shot to cut them. I layered them to give a shadowed look so the sentiment would stand out a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Paper - Night of Navy, Powder Pink, Soft Sky, and Whisper White cardstock
Ink - Night of Navy and Powder Pink
Tools - Big Shot, Happy Birthday thinlit, Adhesive Sheets, SNAIL

Friday, July 14, 2017

SSC156 - Tall and Skinny!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenge at Sunday Stamps. This is a new challenge for me and also a different type sketch than I'm used to.



And here is today's card:



I'm rushing to get this in for the challenge before the deadline, so I'll update the post later with details!

--Cindi


Added after posting to Sunday Stamps! --

This card is for my brand-new grand-niece. She was born a couple of weeks ago, but I was working on a framed art piece and wanted to send the two items together. You can see that piece HERE

I've used a lot of retired products on this card, but I have such a big stash that I need to use that stuff up! The card base is Blushing Bride and the stamping is done on Whisper White, but the pink stripe is from the Nursery Nest DSP and the accent at the top is Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. I just love that Moon Baby! I didn't originally have it on my wish list, but when I found out my niece was expecting, I just knew I had to have it. 

My favorite part of this card is the Wink of Stella - the moon is painted with it.



I think you can even see it in this picture - well, sort of...

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp sets - Moon Baby, Thoughtful Banners, Reverse Words (retired), Any Occasion (retired)
Paper - Blushing Bride and Whisper White Cardstock, Nursery Nest DSP (retired), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retired)
Ink - Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray Archival, Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories - Blushing Bride Bakers Twine (retired), Clear Wink of Stella
Tools - Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, SNAIL

Friday, July 7, 2017

RRCB#66 - Going to the Chapel!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenge at Retro Rubber. The theme is wedding cards, but I don't have any of those coming up. I took care of all of those last year, where I had 10 weddings in the span of about 15 months! I do, however, have a need for a special anniversary card, so hopefully, this will do.


And here is today's card:


Since one of the requirements for the Retro Rubber challenge is to use a stamp set that is more than one year old, I dug into my stash and found Memorable Moments, which first appeared the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. My husband's cousin and her husband will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this summer, and the family is planning a surprise party for this weekend. Since the 40th anniversary is the Ruby anniversary, I decided to make a red and white card. 

The card base is Shimmery White, with a Red Glimmer Paper layer added under the embossed layer. For the focal point, I stamped the label from Memorable Moments and used the retired Labels framelits to cut it out, then trimmed around the stitching so that I could use the same size framelit for the glimmer paper underneath. I also accented the flower centers with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, which are almost exactly the same color as the glimmer paper!

Looking forward to surprising them this weekend and celebrating!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Memorable Moments (retired), Something to Say (retired), Sealed With Love (retired)
Paper - Shimmery White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink - Real Red
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet TIEF (retired), Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Labels Collection Framelits (retired), SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals