Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nuts About You

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!
Our fall weather is here and I think our warm summer days have come to an end.  I've had to break out the sweatshirts, but I still haven't traded in my flip flops yet ;)  But, the cooler weather is getting me in the mood for fall, which also has me pulling out my favorite fall stamp sets.
This weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge had me reaching for Acorny Thank You...this is one of my all time favorite stamp sets! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Acorny Thank You, Hardwood
Other Supplies ~ Acorn Builder, Burlap Ribbon, Copper Embossing Power, Copper Metallic Thread
Be sure to head on over to HSS and check out the rest of the DT creations and don't forget to join along in the fun!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's #PSL Season ~ 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!

It's really beginning to look and feel like fall in my corner of the world which means one thing...ALL things pumpkin are happening at my house!  Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin cookies and, of course...Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!!  I love my coffee and pumpkin spice lattes REALLY make me happy, so that was my inspiration for today's card.

 Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolor, Warmth & Cheer DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Basic Black
Stamp Sets ~ Timeless Textures, Labeler Alphabet
Other Supplies ~ Brights Enamel Shapes

I am always sad to see summer come to an end, but fall is my second favorite season.  I love the cooler weather, the trees as they change colors, sweaters and leggings....and coffee!

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!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

TGI{Almost}F Birthday Wishes

Hello stampers!
It's almost Friday and I am ready for the weekend!  This week seems to be dragging on much longer than it needs to.  I had a little extra time this morning, so I snuck some stamping in after being inspired by the awesome team over at TGIF Challenges.  I was too late to link up to their challenge, but it was still fun to play along!
I had a few birthday cards that needed to be made and sent out soon and this sketch was perfect for a fun birthday card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Brights DSP
Ink ~ Sahar Sand, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets ~ Playful Backgrounds, Sunburst Sayings
Other Supplies ~ Stars Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Brights Enamel Shapes
Enjoy your Thursday...Friday is almost here!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jar Full of Thanks

Happy Tuesday stampers!  If you had yesterday off, I hope you enjoyed every minute of it!
I was blessed to have the day off at home with my boys and we took on the job of painting our chicken coop. It was fun to have all of us out there painting :-) And now that I think about it, the color we painted it is pretty darn close to Dapper Denim.  I must have the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge on my mind when I picked out the paint color!

Can you believe this is the first time I've used Sweet Sugarplum?!?!  Usually I break my inks in as soon as I get them.  Thankfully things are slowing down a bit and stamping is happening a bit more than it did throughout the summer.  

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Jar of Love
Other Supplies ~ Everyday Jars Framelits, Flirty Flamingo Ribbon

Have a fun Tuesday!!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Country Livin' at the County Fair ~ 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!

Our county fair was going on this past week and our family took in part of the action this weekend, which inspired today's card.  We attended the parade Saturday morning and braved the craziness of the fair Saturday evening.  We had plans to attend the rodeo, but the boys all had so much fun visiting all of the animals and hanging out with friends, so we just enjoyed the time together.  Since moving to our new house and adding a few new critters to our lives, all three boys were very interested in learning all they could about many of the farm animals.  It was pretty awesome to hear them ask so many great questions!
 Supplies Used:
Paper ~Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron
Stamp Set ~ Country Livin' , Hardwood
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon

Our funny farm started out with a goat on lease, which we have all quickly fallen in love with.  It will be a sad day when Trigger has to move to his new home with his family, but there have already been numerous conversations of getting some baby goats in the spring and possibly a cow.  Never in my life did I picture us living the farm life, but I love it!  Especially all of our chickens.  We currently have 6 baby chicks and 6 egg laying hens.  I love seeing the boys take care of them, especially when they do it all on their own without being asked!

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, September 2, 2016

Foxy Friday

Hi stampin' friends!
Time has gotten away from me again this week!  I've been getting in a little stamping time, but trying to stay on top of blogging hasn't been happening as much.  I'll take what little time I get and share when I can :-)
One of my co-workers had to go through a terrible ordeal with her daughter last weekend that has continued on to this week.  Her daughter was involved in an accident that resulted in a pretty severe burn on her little back:-(  Thankfully this happened while they were out of town near a Children's Hospital and they were able to get her taken care of in a hurry.  They still have a long road before she is healed, but she is doing well.  Our office wanted to send her a little get well gift and I offered to make a card to send along with it.
I was once again inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches sketch to help me make this cute card for sweet Emma.  I hope it cheers her up and makes her day happy!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Smoky Slate, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink ~ Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets ~ Foxy Friends, Greatest Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Fox Builder, Subtles Enamel Shapes
I am hoping to sneak in a little bit more stamp time this weekend, especially since I have an extra day off.  Our little funny farm is growing again today with the addition of 4 more chickens, so I'll have a little bit of time wrapped up getting them settled.  Who would have ever thought I'd turn in to a crazy chicken lady?!?!
Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Freshly Made Spooky Fun

TGIF stampers!!!
We made it to Friday and have the weekend ahead of us...woohoo!  And lucky me...I get a 3 day weekend!  I'm hoping to sneak in a little bit more stampy time today!
I did have some Spooky Fun early this morning and played with a few more new holiday catalog items.  Only a few more days and everyone will be able to order all of the goodness this holiday catalog holds!  I don't know what it is about Halloween, but I love to decorate and craft for this holiday more than any other, including Christmas, so this stamp set and coordinating dies were a MUST have for me!
I used the latest Freshly Made Sketches sketch, which was perfect for this stamp set!  I will be making a few more variations of this card with this sketch...so much fun!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Brights DSP, Pop of Pink DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Fun
Other Supplies ~ Layering Ovals, Halloween Scenes Edglits, Halloween Night Bakers Twine, Detailed Santa Thinlits
I can't believe I forgot to add the awesome Halloween Night DSP to my holiday pre-order!  You can bet it will be added to my next order though.  Thankfully Stampin' Up! has so many other awesome DSP packs that can be used for any occasion and saved my crafty day!
Happy Stamping!