Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments 288 Inspiration Challenge

It's a sunny Tuesday here in my corner of the world and that makes for a great day for me!  Do you have sunshine and blue skies brightening up your day too?
If you are still dealing with cold and dreary skies, we have an inspiring challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments to brighten up your day!  Just look at all of these fun images!

I was drawn to the basket of strawberries AND the fun pineapple and citrus image.  Since I couldn't decide which one I like the best, I used the inspiration for two cards!
I am so HAPPY that the Apron of Love stamp set and framelits are carrying over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I just recently purchased this bundle and it is super cute!  I love the fun fonts for all of the sentiments...this set is perfect for any occasion!  I wish the Tutti Frutti DSP was also carrying over, but there are some amazing new designs coming our way, so I can't complain!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Garden Green, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tutti Frutti DSP, Wood Textures DSP, Silver Foil DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Garden Green, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Apron of Love
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes Framelits, Apron Builder Framelits, Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder

Aren't the little kitchen tools so cute?!?!  I love them ALL!

Be sure to head on over the Hand Stamped Sentiments to check out our design team creations...they are all so amazing!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day that includes something creative.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 20, 2018

#tgifc156- Because Kindness Matters

Happy Friday stampers!  It's Friday and that means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenges!  This week we are sharing some Random Acts of Kindness ideas with you.  Isn't it a great feeling when someone is kind to you?!?   It's an even better feeling when you share kindness with others!  

As I drop my boys off at school each day, I tell them that I love them and ask them to do something kind.  It's fun to have them share their acts of kindness when they get home from school...makes my heart happy!

My twins and many of their friends have discovered a love for Starbucks this school year.  It is a big treat for them to walk downtown to get their favorite drink and spend time hanging out in the coffee shop.  I thought it would be fun for my boys to find a couple of people at school who looked like they could use a little friendly pick-me-up, so I sent them to school this morning with these fun gift card holders, inspired by the amazing Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Designs.  They LOVED this idea and could not wait to get to school and find some classmates to hand them out to. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP
Ink ~ Garden Green, Early Espresso
Stamp Set ~ Coffee Cafe
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Copper Trim

I am so happy to see that this stamp set and framelits are carrying over to the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!  And there is a VERY good chance that I ordered a couple packs of this DSP to hoard!

What will you do that is kind today?!?!

Have a fabulous Friday!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Garden Impressions ~ OnStage Las Vegas Display Samples

Good morning stamping friends!  The sun is shining hereand my heart is happy!  We have not had the snow like so many others have, but we have had our fair share of cold winds and rain the past few weeks.  I am beyond ready for warm, sun-shiny days!

Speaking of sun-shiny days, the new Garden Impressions DSP featured in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is like a packet full of sunshine!  I love all of the bright, flowery colors and was so happy to have the chance to play with this paper while making my OnStage display samples.  I have the last of my projects to share with you today, mainly featuring the beautiful Garden Impressions DSP and Love What you Do stamp set.
I am so happy to see So Saffron used in this DSP!  It is a color I love, but dont use very often.  Mixed with the blues, greens and shades of pink, it's the perfect pop of color!  

My next card is super simple, but one of my favorites.  I used the lareg watercolor background stamp from Love What You Do in Soft Sky, which I am super sad to see leave.  I stamped the floral image in Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped the image again on a scrap piece of Whisper White and cut just the flowers off after coloring them with my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  A simple sentiment, which is my all time favorite, and a few sequins and this card is done!

My last project is a pretty scrapbook page with my friends little cutie.  Being the mom of 3 boys, I needed a girl to borrow and this one couldn't be any cuter!  In addition to the Garden Impressions DSP, I created some flowers using the new Four-Petal Flower Punch and added some Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems to the centers.  With a bit of ribbon, a doily and a fun title, the DSP really makes the page so pretty!

Thank you for visiting my blog these past couple of weeks!  It was a lot of fun to create these display samples and I hope they were inspiring and have you excited for what is coming in the new 2018-2019 Annual catalog!

Now I can finally dig into my pre-order box and have some fun with MORE new stamps, paper and ink.  Stay tuned for more projects coming your way!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Springtime Impressions ~ OnStage Las Vegas Display Samples

 Happy Wednesday stampers!  I'm back with a couple more display samples from OnStage.  I had hoped to post yesterday, but baseball took over.  That's the story of my life right now, but I love every minute of it!
Today I am featuring the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  I absolutely LOVE these!  The butterfly and the flowers are so delicate and beautiful!
For my first card, I cut a butterfly out of vellum and stamped a few Berry Burst spots using the watercolor stamps from the Love What You Do stamp set.  I added a splash of Lemon Lime Twist in the background, a few layers of color with cardstock and a simple sentiment.  Just like that, a quick AND beautiful card!
My second card is even more simple!  I used the corner flower thinlits over an embossed piece of basic black cardstock with the Simple Stripes EF for an easy and elegant card.  I am so happy Petal Palette stamp set is carrying over!  The sentiments are perfect for so many different occasions.

I still have a few more OnStage display samples to share, so be sure to check back later this week!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Lucky to Have a Friend Like You ~ 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 hope everyone had a great weekend!  Ours was FULL of baseball.  I need another day off just to sleep...I don't think I've caught up on rest since before I headed to Las Vegas for OnStage last weekend!  But I love baseball season and wouldn't change our crazy times for anything!

I am sharing a couple more of my OnStage display samples with you today.  These are probably two of my favorite samples. 

First up is a card, which was also one of my swaps.  I used the beautiful Springtime Impressions Thinlits to create my background.  Rather than cutting the image out, I used it to emboss the cardstock.  Guess what?!?  There is an amazing new Embossing Mat coming in the new 2018-2019 Annual catalog that will make this technique SO easy.  I can't wait!   I added a bit of the gorgeous Garden Impressions DSP, some bits of gold and a perfect sentiment from the Love What You Do Stamp set.  The perfect card for to share with so many amazing stampin' friends!

If you follow my blog, you will know that I LOVE to make banners to hang up on my fireplace or at my desk at work.  When I got the pack of Garden Impressions DSP in my display stamper box, I knew right away I would be making a banner with it!  I used the Springtime Impressions Thinlits again to create a pretty floral overlay as well as the beautiful butterfly.  This suite is amazing and one that you will want to be adding to your collection! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Garden Impressions, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
Stamp Set ~ Love What You Do
Other Supplies ~ Garden Impressions Thinlits, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Metallic Doilies, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Leaf Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Banner Triple Punch 

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!




Friday, April 13, 2018

Lined Alphabet Celebration ~ OnStage Las Vegas Display Samples

Happy Friday stampers!  I'm back again with a couple more OnStage Display samples to celebrate Friday!
If you follow my blog, you'll probably notice this mini treat bag is a CASE of a card I made a couple weeks ago. I am really going to miss the Tutti Frutti DSP after the Occasions Catalog is done.  It's so bright and colorful! 
I used the Celebrate You Thinlins and the amazing Lined Alphabet stamp set, which will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  There are some AWESOME framelits that coordinate with this set as well that I can not WAIT to get!  Be prepared to be amazed by how cool they are!
My second project is a festive little birthday card.  I used the Picture Perfect Party DSP, along with some Tutti Frutti sequins and a little bit of Lemon Lime Twist Ruffled Ribbon, which you will see in the upcoming Annual Catalog.  The sentiment was made with the Lined Alphabet and Labeler Alphabet sets.  I added a few polka dots of color inside the  the letters to brighten them up. 
We have a weekend FULL of baseball, but be sure to check back on Monday for more samples!  I wish I was going to be home this weekend to play with my new box of pre-order fun, but I do love me some baseball!  Maybe I'll throw together a quick kit to put together in between games :-)
Have a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sitting Pretty ~ OnStage Las Vegas Display Samples

Welcome back stampin' friends!  I'm sharing a few more OnStage display samples featuring two new sets coming in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Today's samples feature the Sitting Pretty stamp set as well as the Lined Alphabet stamp set.

I was kind of stumped with the Sitting Pretty stamp set at first, but after my youngest looked at it and got excited about the Berney Bulldog, his school mascot, I just knew I had to do a scrapbook page!  With a little embossing paste, a bit of DSP and some stamping, I had a fun page in a hurry.  The little bulldog was the perfect added touch.  My son has already asked to have this framed so he can hang it in his bedroom :-)
*Disclaimer ~ I can say that he is my favorite Berney Bulldog because he is my only kiddo who has gone to school there!  :-D

Next up are a couple of cute puppy cards.

There are framelits that coordinate with this stamp set that coordinate with the dog, the bench, the plant and a few other stamps.  It also includes another bench and some cobble stone.  I can't wait to get it to complete the bundle!  The "best friend" sentiment comes from the Love What You Do stamp set.  Isn't every puppy your best friend?!?

If you notice, I also used one of the new Basic Brads on the card with the heart.  The colors included are Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Whisper White colors.  I'm pretty excited to have brads again to embellish cards!

After inking up this stamp set and seeing so many other cute samples, I am not nearly as stumped as I was when I first saw it.  That little bulldog is just too cute!

One of the best things about being a Display Stamper is having to really think outside the box and be creative.  I need to remind my self of this every day when I'm stamping...it will lead to many more fun creations!

Thanks for stopping by again today!  I still have more samples to share, so be sure to check back soon!

Happy Stamping!