Friday, December 2, 2016

Freshly Fallen Snow

Happy Friday Stampers!
Our cold weather has finally arrived in my part of the world.  We haven't seen any snow in town, but the snow in the foothills keeps getting lower and lower.  I'm willing to bet we will see some snow outside our windows very soon!
The cold weather, the latest Paper Pumpkin and this weeks Freshly Made Sketches were the inspiration behind my card today.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Wonderful Winterland
Other Supplies ~ November 2016 Paper Pumpkin, Layering Circle Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestone Jewels
I am hoping with the colder weather finally getting here that I will be a little bit more motivated for Christmas.  I've got to get the rest of my Christmas shopping done and finish planning my twins birthday party.  Wish me luck!
Have a fantastic Friday and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Inspiration ~ HSS#363

Hello stamping friends and Happy Tuesday!
It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have a beautiful inspiration challenge!  I can't wait to see what this inspires everyone to create!
I love the watercolor effect in many of the pictures, which is what inspired my card.  I use my Aqua Painter to get a section of the watercolor paper wet then added a few drops of ink and let the color flow where it wanted.  I kept doing this until I had the effect I wanted for the background.  Once dry, I inked up the pine tree and spritzed it with water before I stamped it on the paper to give it a very soft watercolor feel as well.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watercolor, Red Glimmer
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Stamp Sets ~ Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines
Other Supplies ~ Owl Punch Builder
 Hope on over to see what the rest of the design team has created today.  Be sure to play along!  We love to see what you create!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Cyber Monday stamping friends!!!
Today is the last day of the Online Extravaganza and the final 24 flash sale!
Check out the flash sale items below and save up to 40% off other amazing products!
24 - Hour Sale
Bell Punch
Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle
Magnetic Platform
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
Happy Shopping and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hello December Banner ~ 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!

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday!  We spent the week at the Oregon Coast with my parents and were able to meet up with my in-laws on Thanksgiving day.  I love it when we can all be together to celebrate!

It is our family tradition to decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving, so as soon as we got home, we jumped right in!  I always have a banner of some sort hanging on my fire place, and since I changed our décor up a bit this year, I had to make a new banner.  The colors and patterns in the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack were a PERFECT match to my décor and made for a super cute and quick banner!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Silver Foil, Hello December 2016 Project Life Cards

Other Supplies ~ Linen Thread, Jingle Bells, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Stitched Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack


And of course I had to make a card while I still had everything out. I LOVE this deer!
Happy Holidays to all of my stamping friends and as always...
Happy Stamping!

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!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Online Extravaganza Contiunes

Happy Black Friday stampers!!!  I hope you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with those you love most.
How many of you braved the crowds in Black Friday shopping?  Any good deals?  I'm not cut out for Black Friday shopping, but I ALWAYS love some online shopping!
The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza continues on through Monday, November 28th and there are SO MANY great deals for you!  You can save up to 40% on select products!  And don't forget the final flash sale on Monday, November 28th!
I'll leave you with this cute little treat box today, which we will be making at my Stamp Club next Friday.  Isn't it adorable?!?  I love the Popcorn Box!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Basic Black, Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack
Stamp Sets ~ Merry Medley, Suite Seasons
Ink ~ Whisper White Craft
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Framelits, Popcorn Box, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Jingle Bells, Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine
Happy Shopping and Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Happy Thanksgiving friends!
As I sit here early this morning while the rest of my family still sleeps, I am reflecting back on all that has happened in our lives this year and just how truly blessed we all are.  Our lives may be crazy at times, but it's our crazy and I love it!
We got our family pictures back a few weeks ago and I knew I wanted to do a few scrapbook pages with some of the pictures.  My plan is to frame them and hang them up in my office once we get it painted...which will hopefully happen after the holidays!
This was one of my favorites, especially since it was in our very own front yard.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Kraft Cardstock, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets, Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Versa Mark
Stamp Set ~ Paisleys & Posies
Other Supplies ~ Paisley Framlites, October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sequins, Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Gold Metallic Thread
I love the copper foil in this is simply stunning!
Looking at my sweet family in our yard makes my heart so incredibly happy!  Having the opportunity to moved to our new home with the surrounding property is a blessing to all of us and I look forward to the many years of memories to be made!
I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving and are grateful for all of the blessings in your life.

Monday, November 21, 2016

24 Hour Flash Sale

Happy Monday stampers!
I don't have a project to share with you today, but I do have an AMAZING deal to share with you!
Shop now and save up to 40% off select items!
Don't miss out on today's 24 hour flash sale.  There are some great products that you won't want to miss!!!
Embellished Ornaments and Delicate Ornament Bundle (Clear)
Enamel Shapes Bundle
Gift Bag Punch Board
Gift Box Punch Board
Ombre Pads Bundle

Look at all of those awesome deals!!!  Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing deals HERE and scoop them up while you can!

Happy Stamping!