Hearth & Home

First – I’m going to brag. I checked in at Fab Friday today, because I knew it would be a sketch challenge and those are my favorites. It’s a really fun sketch this time – and then I noticed the “Fab Faves” from the last challenge – and mine was the top pick! Wooot! I’ve never had a project picked for the favorite – ever. Can you tell I’m excited? You have two weeks to enter a card for the sketch challenge – so give it a try. The examples from the design team are awesome! You have until 8 am CST August 20, so you should have plenty of time to create something, well, “Fab!”

My Holiday catalog preorder arrived yesterday, and I took a few minutes today to play.

Hearth & Home, Sprinkles of Life, Stampin' Up!This uses a new set of thinlits dies, Hearth & Home. There’s a coordinating stamp set (and you can bundle them, which, of course, I did), but it was all winter and fall scenes, and I’m not ready to drop summer yet. So I have the view looking into the house with a window box on the outside.

I embossed a layer of Whisper White with the Brick Wall textured impressions embossing folder (TIEF), then sponged a little Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate to age the bricks.  The window is also die cut from Whisper White, and the “curtains” are Mint Macaron dotted lace trim with a So Saffron card stock background. The flowers in the Lost Lagoon die cut flower box are simply punched with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack with Crushed Curry Dazzling Details in the centers. (This isn’t in the catalog; I made it myself with Dazzling Diamonds and Crushed Curry ink refill. I use it so much, I decided I needed a whole container of it.) And the leaves, of course, are punched with the Bird builder punch.

I thought it needed a little something more, so I added a few shrubs under the window. I stamped the leaves from Sprinkles of Life in Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow card stock, then punched with the Tree builder punch.

I’m not sure what this is going to be for; maybe a birthday. When I add a sentiment, it will be a little banner in the flowers, I think.

I’m so excited about the Cottage Greetings class tomorrow. I’m definitely making another set of cards for me. And I’ll be punching 29 more gift bags for the assisted living facility to give to the Hurst Hospitality House at our local hospital. The residents of Spring Arbor will fill the bags with soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion, and leave them for visitors to use. It’s such a sweet project, and I know the visitors who stay at the Hospitality House appreciate them! (In case you didn’t see the earlier blog, the Hurst Hospitality House is a local Ronald McDonald-type House. It’s staffed by volunteers and funded by donations, and I’m so happy to be able to help a little.)

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
This entry was posted in Big Shot, Holiday Mini Catalog, Sprinkles of Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Hearth & Home

  1. Susan Horr says:

    First of all, you are not bragging! You won! You had the best project and it is awesome. Secondly, I have never seen this window frame looking in! The only cards I have seen are looking out. This is awesome and I am going to CASE it! You are a genius!


    • buffycooper says:

      Susan, you’re too sweet. And this is why IFLY! (Well, one reason, anyway!) And – Yay! after all the Susan cards I’ve CASEd, it’s about time you found something of mine. (You do know I sponged the bricks to dirty them up, right? Why do I think your CASE will be a pristine, recently painted house?)


  2. Susan Horr says:

    It is ok. Magic Eraser will clean up everything, including bricks!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. KatheD says:

    OK, this is just fabulous! I always wonder why there’s a flower box when all the scenes belong on the outside, I love that you did it “right”, so we’re looking at the outside of the house – and the curtains are perfect!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jackie says:

    Buffy, this is amazing. Every component thought out perfectly!


  5. Mom says:

    I am so proud of you for being chosen (winning) the Fab Fave. It was an amAzing card and great description of the process. This one is charming. It is a winner in m book!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.