Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hooray Broadway ~ 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!

When we got our first peek at the catalog at OnStage, the Broadway Bound suite caught my eye and I knew I needed it!  As soon as June 1st rolled around, this was the first set that I added to my cart!  I love the bright colors and fun images in both the stamp set and DSP!  And have you heard?!?!?  This month's Paper Pumpkin kit will coordinate with this suite.  I can't WAIT to see what it is!
 Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, Broadway Bound DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Black, Lovely Lipstick
Stamp Set ~ Broadway Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Metallic Pearls, Candle Embellishments, Broadway Lights Framelits
These colors...oh, how I LOVE them!!  Lemon Lime Twist is one of my current favorites and is so amazing with Lovely Lipstick!  Be sure to check back again tomorrow for another fun card with this suite!

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!

Best Dad Ever

Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing Dad's out there!!

My boys are so lucky to have such an amazing dad...he's their coach and their umpire when the need arises...he works hard both at work and at home...and he helps to keep this momma sane!  We are so blessed to have him!

Not only is my husband an amazing dad, but my own dad is a pretty awesome guy too!  My dad is the first man I loved, the man who taught me how to be resourceful and independent...and he is one cool grandpa too!  In addition to all of his coolness, my dad is one amazing grill-master too!  It seemed pretty fitting to create this fun Father's Day card for him, including an itty bitty burger and hot dog!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Granny Apply Green, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Real Red, Cajun Craze
Ink ~ Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Apron of Love
Other Supplies ~ Apron Builder Framelits

Believe it or not, I used bits and pieces from the Apron Builder Framelits to create the itty bitty hamburger and hot dog!  I love finding other purposes for frailest and punches to create something fun!

I'm off to get everything in order for a Father's Day breakfast for my hubby and his step dad. We will feast later this afternoon with my own will be a day long celebration of Dad's! And I am sure there will be some sort of baseball at some point in the day...because that's what we do!

Happy Father's Day and Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 15, 2018

#tgifc164 Technique Time - Doodle Bug

It's FINALLY Friday!  I don't know about you, but this has been one long week for me!  Between my kiddos getting out of school for the summer and trying to wrap things up for the end of my contract year at my job, I am beat!  I have one more week of work left and then I have a full 6 weeks off!  I am looking forward to a relaxed schedule and time to catch up on life!

Not having to get my kiddos up and out the door has given me a bit more time in my craft room the past couple of mornings.  This means I had time to create a quick and fun card for this weeks TGIF Challenges Technique Challenge!

I can NOT draw...this is why I stamp.  I was never much of a "Doodle Bug" when I was younger and still am not today, so this challenge was, well...a challenge for me!  I tried a few different doodles and they were not pretty, so I decided to keep things simple and add a few hand drawn lines around the edges of my card.  Easy way out, I know...but it does add a little fun to the card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist
Stamp Set ~ Picture Perfect Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Iridescent Sequins

Do you like to doodle?  Show us your skills and join in the fun with this challenge!

Have a fantastic Friday and, as always, happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Today is a day to CELEBRATE!!  It's the last day of school for my kiddos and summer break is officially under way.  I came home from work to find my boys and a couple of their friends having popsicles on the back porch and making plans to head to the pool tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait to join them after my last day next Friday!

This weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge inspired a fun end of the year celebration card!
I pulled out my Brusho to create a colorful background...I love this stuff!  I cut out and layered a few "Celebrate" and coated them in glue with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to give it a fun, glossy look.  
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Brusho
Other Supplies ~ Silver Metallic Thread, Celebrate You Thinlits, Starburst Punch, Clear Rhinestones

One thing we are NOT celebrating is the fact that one of the boys likely has Mono :-(  Not a great way to kick off summer!  I am hopeful that a few mornings of sleeping in and lots of fluids will kick it quickly and doesn't get too run down!

I hope you're having a great week!  

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Freshly Made Christmas Pines

Happy Sunday stampers!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!  This is the first full weekend we have had with no baseball or anything else going's kind of strange!  It was a cold, dreary and rainy day yesterday, so I took advantage of it and got almost all caught up on my house chores.  Just a bit more to do today and I'll be back on track! Which also means I'll have some more time to create today...yay!!!
I promised my stamp club friends that we would do a Christmas in July class next month and the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge gave me just the inspiration I needed to get started on my samples for class!
I am so happy that Christmas Pines carried over again...this is probably one of my favorite stamp sets!  I love all of the detail in the thinlits!  And can I just say again how HAPPY I am to have Mint Macaron back?!?!  Isn't it beautiful with the Copper Foil and Very Vanilla?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Velum
Ink ~ Mint Macaron, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Christmas Pines
Other Supplies ~ Pretty Pines Thinlits, Copper Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla Bakers Twine, Copper Metallic Thread

I have a few new Christmas items coming my way, so you are certain to see a few more Christmas creations over the next couple of weeks.  It's never to early to start, right?

I hope you all have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 8, 2018

#tgifc163 Sketch Challenge

TGIF stampers!!!  We made it to Friday and I couldn't be happier!  My twins had their last regular season baseball game of their Little League career last night and I'm still a bit emotional!  It has been such a treat to watch them grow in so many ways over the past 7 years and I could not be more proud of them!  Their team made it to the City Tournament, so we still have a couple games ahead of us before they are officially done.

Enough of my tears...lets get on with this weeks TGIF Challenges Sketch Challenge.  It's not my regular week to design with the team, but after seeing this great sketch, I just had to jump in!  
Between the sketch and the Annual Catalog, I had lots of inspiration to create this card.  I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love all of the yummy textures and colors in the Nature's Poem Suite.  
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Nature's Poem DSP
Ink ~ Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Rooted in Nature
Other Supplies ~ Nature's Roots Framelits, Leaves Trinkets, Pinewood Planks

The colors and stamps in this suite are just so soothing and calming to me...just what my crazy emotional mind needs today ;-)

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Party Animals

Happy Wednesday stampin' friends!  We're on the downhill slide to the weekend...YIPPEE!!!  And we are officially one week away from summer break for my kiddos!  Where in the world has time gone this school year?!?!  It feels like they just started a few weeks ago.  In years past I have half way dreaded summer break because I was always stuck at home working while my kids and hubby were having fun.  But that all changes this year because I get summer break off too :-)

We kicked off summer over Memorial Day weekend and the fun continued last weekend as we celebrated the 3rd Birthday of one of our little buddies from our fire family.  His family had a fun party that included a HUGE slip-n'-slide, which ALL of the kiddos loved!  I didn't have any birthday cards on hand that were appropriate for a 3 year little boy, so I whipped up this cute and cheerful card before we headed out to the party.  Can you tell that Animal Outings is one of my favorites from the new catalog?!?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends
Stamp Sets ~ Animal Outings, Hand Delivered (hostess set), Picture Perfect Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder

I think one of the reasons I love the Animal Outings stamp set so much is because you can color the images.  Coloring and fussy cutting are two of my favorite crafting's so therapeutic!  And aren't the balloons from the Hand Delivered hostess set the perfect little addition?  They kind of remind me of the movie Up!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are having a great week and have some fun plans coming up for the weekend!

Happy Stamping!