Friday, May 17, 2019

#TGIFC212 Inspiration Challenge - Magnolia Lane

Happy Friday and welcome to an all new TGIF Challenges!  This week it's an Inspiration Challenge focused on paper flowers.  So many amazing possibilities!

I am still creating with the Magnolia Lane suite and decided to focus on the large magnolia image for today's card.  I stamped the image a couple times, colored it with my Stampin' Blends, then cut a few different pieces to layer.  I love doing this to add dimension to floral images!
The Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes are AMAZING!  Adding a bit of the beautiful Magnolia Lane DSP dressed this card front up perfectly!  

Can you tell that the new Stitched Nested Labels dies are one of my favorites?  I love that they coordinate with so many different stamp sets!  These are a MUST have for your die cutting collection!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Petal Pink, Magnolia Lane Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, Magnolia Lane DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Stampin' Blends:  Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set ~ Good Morning Magnolia
Other Supplies ~ Magnolia Memories Dies, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, Stitched Nested Labels

Be sure to check out all of the other amazing paper flowers from our equally amazing design team!  

Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Free as an Early Bird

Anyone who knows me or has followed my blog for a bit, you know that I am an early riser and love to take advantage of the early morning hours for a little "me" time.  There are days that I would love to hit snooze a few times, but starting off my day with a little stamping time always makes for a great morning!
I'm not usually a bird person, but after getting to use the new Free as a Bird stamp set at OnStage in April, I fell in love with these little guys!  And any stamped image that I can color is always one that I love!   
I worked on coloring these cute little birds yesterday morning and was able to finish up the card today.  I absolutely LOVE the new Bird Ballad DSP!  The images are so fun and colorful.  Not only do the patterns make for a fun background, but the images can be fussy cut and used as well.  How great is that?!?!
After coloring these sweet little birdies on their branch, I fussy cut the stamped image.  They perched perfectly on top of the fun patterns of DSP and blended right in with the lovely lace trim and trinket leaf.  Stamping the sentiment and die cutting it with the amazing new Stitched Nested Labels was the perfect added touch.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Petal Pink, Bird Ballad DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral
Stamp Set ~ Free As A Bird
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Scalloped Lace Trim, Bird Ballad Trinkets

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are all having a great week!

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek of one of my favorite suites in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Magnolia Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing mom's out there...but most all, Happy Mother's Day to my most amazing momma! Without here, I wouldn't be the mom I am today.  I am forever grateful for everything she has taught me throughout my 40 {yikes} years!  I'm missing spending the day with her, but I know she is having a fantastic time in her happy place at the beach.  We will celebrate when she is back home!

My boys have given me a great Mother's Day so far, which even included a little quiet time in my craft room!  I just got my pre-order a couple of days ago and have been itching to play with the beautiful new Magnolia Lane suite. 
I LOVE any stamp that I am able to color, so this stamp set was one of the first ones I added to my must have list.  I love all of the floral images!  The dies and DSP in this suite are stay tuned for more creations to come your way!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Magnolia Lane DSP 
Ink ~ Memento, Stampin' Blends:  Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Set ~ Good Morning Magnolia, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin
Other Supplies ~ Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, White Embossing Powder, Magnolia Memory Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies

These beautiful blooms were inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch.  

After working in the yard a better part of the weekend and clearing away some of our overgrowth, I think I may need to convince my hubby that we need a magnolia tree in our front yard!  I've been trying to add some color and this would be the perfect way!

I hope you have all had a wonderful day and a beautiful Mother's Day!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Perennial Essence Mother's Day

Hello stamping friends!  I'm back today with another Mother's Day card.  I was so happy to dig back into my box of new items I was able to order after attending OnStage last month. 
The new Perennial Essence suite is absolutely GORGEOUS!  Not only is there a fun NEW punch that coordinates with the Floral Essence stamp set, but the Leaf Punch coordinates with it as well.  I love it when Stampin' Up! does this!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Petal Pink, Perennial Essence DSP
Ink ~ Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Floral Essence
Other Supplies ~ Leaf Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Pearls

Did you know that some of the amazing Concept Artists from Stampin' Up! hand-paint some of our Designer Series Papers?  How awesome is that?!?!  I love that you can see the texture of the canvas in this DSP.  It's beautiful enough to frame!
I'm hoping to be back with one more Mother's Day card this week, so stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sentimental Rose Mother's Day ~ HSSSC314

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and I'm still working on a couple of cards for some special mom's in my life.

This weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch and this months Paper Pumpkin kit were the perfect inspiration for a beautiful Mother's Day card!

I used a few pieces from the Sentiment Rose Paper Pumpkin kit, as well as the beautiful rose image and the fun embellishments.  I added a bit of texture with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.

To add a bit more dimension, I cut a few sections of the rose and layered it...I love how it turned out!
I used Grey Granite for my card base, but all of the other supplies were from the April 2019 Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit.  It's always fun to create some alternative projects from these kits!

I still have a couple more Mother's Day cards to make, so be on the lookout for more this week!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Thank Your Teachers ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We have another fabulous hop in store for you this week!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...we promise you will love them all! 

I'm kicking off the start of Teacher Appreciation Week with a simple card and a cute gift basket for Owen's teachers.  His teachers have been so amazing this year!  As we near the end of the school year, I know the days get more and more difficult for both the kids and the teachers.  I thought a fun little treat would help them get through the week, especially since it's state testing week!

I am so sad to see Picked for You retire.  This set is SO GOOD for teachers and friends, of just to say thank you.  This may be a set that I have to hang onto.

We made these cards in my stamp class this past weekend.  It was a great opportunity to show just how amazing the Stamparatus is for multilayer stamp sets like this.  My customers loved just how EASY the Stamparatus was to use for perfect stamping!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink ~ Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Memento
Stamp Set ~ Picked for You
Other Supplies ~ Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Linen Thread
Owen is so excited to deliver these to his teachers this week.  Don't forget to thank your teachers this week!

Next up in hop is my crafty friend Cathy...her creations are so awesome!  Or if you'd like to take a hop back, you'll find the amazingly talented Amy...I love her style!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 3, 2019

#tgifc210 Color Challenge!!!

Happy Friday stampers!  Where has the week gone?!?!  I had plans to post projects all week, but life happened and the posts didn't...anyone else have a week like that?  I did still get some creative time in, which is good news because we have a fun new TGIF Challenges Color Challenge this week!  

I have another Farewell Friday card to share with you this week.  Sheltering Tree is another stamp set that I am sad to see go.  If I remember correctly, this was one of the first photopolymer stamp sets Stampin' Up! released.  I have used this stamp set time and time again!  It's so good for any occasion, in any season!  It will be missed.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set ~ Sheltering Tree
Other Supplies ~ Frosted Flower Embellishments, Pearl Basic Jewels
The Frosted Flower Embellishments are just too cute!  The Dogwood Tree's are blooming in my area and these little flowers reminded me of the pretty blooms.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a fantastic Friday and an even better weekend!

Happy Stamping!