Sunday, July 15, 2018

Blended Seasons Swap ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

Here we are at Monday again!  How in the world did the weekend go by so fast?!?  It is so very true when they say time flies when you are having fun :-)  We had some weekend summer fun at Farmers Market and the swimming pool...AND I had some time to stamp!

I was asked to participate in a swap with the soon to be released Blended Seasons bundle and I couldn't say no.  I sat down with the stamp set to create my swap, but I couldn't decided which season to choose.  So...I decided to make one of each to help myself decide.  I think I know which one I'm going to use, but I may need your help to make the final decision!
Will it be Option #1...the pretty flowers colored in some of the beautiful new Stampin' Blend colors?
Or Option #2...a thank you card full of warm fall colors?
How about Option #3...a simple and fun Christmas card.  Who doesn't love plaid, right?!?
Or will it be Option #4...a bright and cheerful summer wheat harvest card? 
I need to hurry up and decide because I need to get the swaps all made and shipped out by the end of this week!  Be sure to leave me a comment with your favorite!

 Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Ink ~ Memento, VersaMark, Coastal Cabana, Stampin' Blends
Stamp Set ~ Blended Seasons
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Seasons Framlelits, Linen Thread, Gold Metallic Pearls, Iridescent Sequins, Basic Black Bakers Twine

Mark you calendars...the Blended Seasons Bundle will be averrable to customers August 1st!  Don't miss out!

Next up is my stampin' friend is Dani...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!

Thanks you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!
We've added links to all of our home pages as well so you can hop along in any order you'd like!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

#tgifc168 Sketch Challenge

TGIF stampers!  We made it through another week and have the weekend ahead of us!  Friday means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenges and this week we have a fun sketch for you.
You would think that being a mom of 3 boys would mean I would make a lot of boy friendly cards.  Unfortunately, this doesn't happen nearly enough and I am always reminded this time of year that I need to have more boy friendly birthday cards on hand.  I feel like we have a birthday party to go to every weekend and I am always scrambling to get a card made.  Thanks to this fun sketch, I have a boy card waiting for the next birthday party!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mango Melody, Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Ink ~ Mango Melody, Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Better Together, Itty Bitty Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes Framlits, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Balloon Boquet Punch

It's always fun bringing an older stamp set to new life with new colors!  This was my first time using Mango Melody and I kind of love it!

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and an amazing weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Celebrating the Good Stuff

Hello stampers!  I hope everyone's week is off to a good start so far!

I had big plans yesterday of getting some chores done around the house after a doctors appointment, but thanks to a power outage, I had to leave some of my chores behind and had some time to stamp!  I checked out the latest Fab Friday Challenge and decided to pay along with their latest sketch. 
I got a little off track with the sketch when I added the cute little flag banners, but I just rolled with it!  I won the Pick a Pennant stamp set at OnStage in April and thought I had bought the coordinating framelits, but I thought wrong.  It's a good thing I love fussy cutting!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Tranquil Textures DSP, Garden Impressions DSP
Ink ~ Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink
Stamp Sets ~ Pick a Pennant, Picture Perfect Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine

I kind of wish I would have used an embossing folder on this, but simple is good, right?!?!

I'm off to get my Christmas in July class supplies all cut and ready.  And I supposed I better do a little bit more yard work before I head back to my craft room to create.  I'm not gonna's going to be really hard to go back to work at the end of my summer break!  I'm loving my time off and somewhat unstructured days.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Stampin' Blends Sunday

Hello stampers and happy Sunday!  What a week it has been!  Between a visit from my stampin' BFF, Wendy, 4th of July celebrations and time with family, it has been a week full of fun times.  Sadly, Wendy and I didn't get any time to stamp together...BOO!  And I didn't have much to stamp the rest of the week as well, but I did manage to get in a little stamp time this morning while everyone was still sleeping.

I got all of the NEW Stampin' Blend colors at the beginning of the week and they have been sitting on my desk just waiting to be used.  So, I inked up my favorite coloring stamp set, Animal Outings, and got in a little color therapy this morning. One of the new Stampin' Blend colors I was excited to get was Poppy Parade.  I was so happy to see this color return and even more so when I saw that there would be a Stampin' Blend in this color too!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Basic Black, Animal Expedition DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Poppy Parade, Stampin' Blends: Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Animal Outing
Other Supplies ~ Tailored Tag Punch, Animal Friends Thinlits, Leaf Ribbon

I am hoping to sneak in a little bit more stamping time later today.  But first, I promised my youngest a bike ride and then I have to get our yard mowed before it gets too hot.  And with the heat wave that we have going on, a visit to the pool will likely happen this afternoon as well!

I hope you all have a fantastic Sunday and get in a little of your own stamping time!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day

Happy 4th of July stampers!  Do you have any fun-filled plans for today?

I'll fill you in on our amazing plans in just a bit.  But first, I have a festive card to share with you!  In honor of Independence Day, I have a fun card to share with you today.  A few weeks ago I saw this painting on Pinterest and was inspired to pull out my Waterfront stamp set.  I have seen several other similar cards as well...I love all of our creative minds!

Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink ~ Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Memento, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Waterfront
Other Supplies ~ Celebrate You Thinlits, White Embossing Powder

I LOVE the Waterfront stamp set!  I have seen so many amazing creations!  

Today is guaranteed to be a fun day of celebrating our country's independence!  My stampin' BFF, the amazing Wendy Weixler, and her hubby flew in yesterday in their awesome Clifford plane for a little visit for the holiday.  Wendy and I are kicking the day off with a little fun outdoor Jazzercise class and will then head over to my parents for their annual neighborhood 4th of July parade.  Kids decorate their bikes, scooters and strollers and wear their favorite red, white and blue clothes and parade through the neighborhood.  The local Union fire truck leads the parade and we have ice cold popsicles for the kiddos at the much fun!

We are also gearing up for a big bbq later this evening.  Lots of family and friends will join us for a night of back yard baseball, hide and seek and, of course, fireworks at the end of the night.  This is our second year hosting a party for the 4th of July and I can't wait for everyone to get here!  It fills my heart to the very top having a yard full of so many amazing people and making fun memories!

Wishing you all a very safe and Happy 4th of July!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Simple Kindness ~ HSSCC293

Hello stampers!  Here we are at Tuesday again and that means it's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  This weeks challenge is all about color!
This is a fun color combo that can be used for so many different creations. Just look at all of the amazing projects from our design team!!  I decided to keep things simple with my card today and pulled out the super cute Seasoned with Kindness Hostess stamp set.  I love the little pots and plants!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Brights DSP
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set ~ Seasoned with Kindness
Other Supplies ~ Linen Thread, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Subtle Embossing Folder

Aren't those little flower pots the cutest?!?  

I'm off to take on the day!  My stampin' BFF Wendy and her husband are flying in today to celebrate the 4th of July with us.  I can't wait for her to get here!  We are hoping to get some stamping in during her visit, so stay tuned!!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Twinkle Twinkle Little One ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

Since my boys are older and we don't have a lot of friends having babies at the moment, I always seem to glance over any baby related stamp sets or suites.  But when I saw the Twinkle Twinkle suite, it was one that I had to have.  Sure, it's mainly for little ones, but it would also make for a great anniversary or just because card for your significant other.

I made a few cute cards with this suite to share with you today.  The first one is a sweet little card using the new Petal Pink card stock.  I'm really liking this color, especially with the other great colors in the Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  This card will make it's way to our neighbor who just had an adorable baby girl last week.  I can't wait to go buy her a cute little girly outfit!
 Next up is a card that I plan on giving to my hubby, just because.  I don't leave him little notes or cards as often as I should and this sentiment is perfect!  I used some of the Glossy White cardstock and added a little Pool Party watercolor background.  I stamped the heart shape in the awesome new Gray Granite and added the sentiment in Night of Navy.  I added a few splatters of Pool Party and stamped a few Gray Granite stars.  With a few of the Twinkle Sequins, this card is complete!
 My last card is a cute one that could be used for any occasion for your favorite little person.  I love the Twinkle Builder Punch and all of the patterns in the DSP. I added a little bit of the Sparkle Glimmer paper behind the punch out stars and moon for just a bit of bling. This suite kind of reminds me of a sweet storybook I used to read my boys when they were younger.   
 Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Petal Pink, Gray Granite, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Glossy White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Ink ~ Gray Granite, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Little Twinkle
Other Supplies ~ Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Silver & Pool Party Bakers Twine, Twinkle Builder Punch, Metallic Silver Thread

Don't forget that select DSP is buy 3, get 1 free right now. The Twinkle Twinkle DSP happens to be one of the papers available during this promotion!  Get yours today!

Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!

Thanks you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!