Thursday, August 25, 2016

60 & Amazing

Look at me!  I actually stamped this week and it's not for a scheduled blog post!  My older boys started school this week and getting back into the school routine has been good for my stamping time in the morning...a win every way you look at it!
 A co-worker aske me to make birthday card for her sister's upcoming 60th birthday.  It took me a while to get my creative juices flowing again, but I finally came up with this...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Vellum
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Gold
Stamp Sets ~ Playful Backgrounds, Timeless Textures, Thoughtful Banners
Other Supplies ~ Large Numbers, Bunch of Banners, Calypso Coral Thick Bakers Twin, Gold Metallic Thread, Medium Star Punch, Confetti Stars Boarder Punch

As much I love having my boys home for summer break, I am always happy to get back into our school routine, especially when it means more stamping time for me!

Hopefully you see another post or two from me this week!

Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

World's Greatest Guy

Happy Tuesday stampers!
 
It's time for a little inspiration challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
These pictures gave me some great inspiration to create my hubby's birthday card.  I always seem to make him a birthday card with some sort of deer since hunting season always kicks off shortly after his birthday each year. Combining Always An Adventure with the Merry Tags Framelits made for the perfect card!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pacific Point, Pool Party, Whisper White, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Kraft
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Basic Black
Stamp Sets ~ Labeler Alphabet, Greatest Greetings, Always An Adventure
Other Supplies ~ Woodland Embossing Folder, Outdoor Adventure Framelits, Merry Tags Framelits, Burlap Ribbon
 
I loved how this card turned out and my hubby loved it too!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out all of the amazing HSS inspiration crations from the team and join along in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Home is Where You Park It ~ 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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

I think I almost forgot how to stamp!  It's been 2 weeks since my last post and just as long since I've stamped...I was going through serious withdraws!  But the craziness in our life has decreased greatly as we are all moved and settled in our NEW HOME!  It was a long summer dealing with the whole process of selling our house and buying our new one, but it was TOTALLY worth it.  We LOVE all of the space in our new home and our property is amazing!  My kids get out of bed and are outside playing from the time they get up until the time they go to bed.  They may not have had a summer vacation, but ending their summer at our new home made it all worth it.

We held an end of summer bash last night with our family and friends, which completely validated our decision to move.  Seeing all yard full of kids having fun and sharing stories around the fire made for the BEST time for everyone!

This adorable little glamper with the sentiment seemed fitting for my first post from our new house.  We are parked in this home for the long run!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Glamper Greetings
Other Supplies ~ In-Color Enamel Shapes, Smoky Slate Thick Bakers Twine (shhh...don't tell that I used a retired item!)
 
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 for hopping along with us today!

Happy Stamping!


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Sunday, August 7, 2016





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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

I am neck deep in packing my house up, but I still snuck in some early morning stamping to get these fun cards made today!

This is such a fun set and so many different cards can be created with it!


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Ink ~ Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Badges & Banners
Other Supplies ~ Best Badge, Duet Banner, Bright Enamel Shapes, Silver Metallic Thread, Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon




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 for hopping along with us today!

Happy Stamping!


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Friendship Badges ~ 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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

I am neck deep in packing my house up, but I still snuck in some early morning stamping to get these fun cards made today!

This is such a fun set and so many different cards can be created with it!


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Ink ~ Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Badges & Banners
Other Supplies ~ Best Badge, Duet Banner, Bright Enamel Shapes, Silver Metallic Thread, Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon




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 for hopping along with us today!

Happy Stamping!


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Sunday, July 31, 2016

You're My Anchor

Hello stampers and happy Sunday!
The end is in sight...we are in the final phases of selling our house and purchasing our new home.  I has been a long, trying and stressful 3 months for my family...mostly for my hubby.  He has taken care of all of the phone calls, the paper work and everything else involved in this who crazy process.   I would have given up weeks ago and thrown in the towel, but he has pushed through it and got us to where we are today...which is painting at the new house and packing :-)
I made a card for him yesterday to show him and tell him just how much I love him...and to avoid packing up my craft room!  I turned to Freshly Made Sketches again for some inspiration and came up with this...

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Regals DSP
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Real Red, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Guy Greetings, Seaside Shore, Playful Backgrounds
Other Supplies ~ Sunburst Thinlits, 2" Circle Punch, Brights Enamel Shapes, Night of Navy Bakers Twine

Can I just say how happy I am to have Night of Navy Bakers Twine in my stash....LOVE!!!

Now I'm off to get in a quick workout before spending the rest of the day painting and packing.  I'd much rather be stamping!

Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!



Friday, July 29, 2016

Dino Adventure Birthday

Happy Friday stampers!
 
And Happy 5th Birthday to my baby boy!  It seems crazy that my sweet boy is already 5...time goes by way too fast!
 
With the craziness of our house selling and getting ready to move, we didn't make any firm birthday party plans since we had no idea where we would be when his birthday rolled around.  I've got a little mom guilt going on because of this, but we will be making up for it when we get moved to our new house with and end of summer party.  We decided we would just have one big party to celebrate his birthday, my hubby's birthday, the new house and everything else we have missed this summer!  We aren't letting today go uncelebrated though!  We are headed to the pool today to have some fun and will have a little family dinner tonight at his favorite pizza place.
 
Owen has grown up in my craft room and can always be found at my feet playing with his toys while I stamp.  He always wants to know who I'm making a card for and when my next stamp club is so he can see all my stamping friends, who he has made sure are all his friends too!  I asked him what kind of birthday card he wanted this year and he was quick to tell me he wanted a T-Rex card.   He's 100% boy and loves his dinosaurs :)
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Cucumber Crush, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Real Red, Neutrals DSP, Window Sheet
Ink ~ Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamp Sets ~ No Bones About It, Always An Adventure, Number of Years, Labeler Alphabet
Other Supplies ~ Layering Squares Framelits, Outdoor Adventures Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Brights Sequins, Sprinkles Punch
 
I had so much fun creating the volcano background for the T-Rex!  It's always awesome when you can find two unrelated items and put them together to make a super fun card!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!