Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Firefly

Happy Wednesday stampin' friends!

Summer is officially here and I'm loving the long summer nights.  Even with all the craziness of selling our house, we still manage to find time to enjoy some family time together.  Most nights you can find us outside soaking up every bit of sunshine that we can get.

Catching fireflies in a jar is something that every kid should experience in the summer time.  The Jar of Love stamp set is so darn cute and I am so happy the designer of this set added the little firefly!  The design team over at SSINK is having lots of fun with this stamp set and coordinating dies today, so be sure to head on over and check out their creations!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Jar of Love, Diagonal Stripe
Other Supplies ~ Everyday Jar Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Confetti Stars Banner Punch

Sadly, this is my last post as an SSINK Design Team Member.  I have loved every minute of being a part of this team and hope to be back some day soon.  While I take a little time off, I will still be following along with their INKspiring posts and play along when I can.  Much love to all of the SSINK DT Members!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fiesta Like There's No Mañana

Happy Tuesday stampers!
We made it past Monday and are working our way through the rest of the week and on to a fun and long holiday weekend! 
This weeks all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge had me pulling out the adorable new Festive Birthday Suite.  I llove the llama in this set :-)  He's just too darn cute and makes for a super festive card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Stamp Set ~ Birthday Fiesta
Other Supplies ~ Fiesta Time Framelits
There will certainly be a lot of fiesta's happening this weekend!  We have a lot of friends and family coming to town and all of our days are scheduled to be packed full of fun!
Here's to a happy week for everyone!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ahoy, There! ~ 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!

Baseball season came to an end on Thursday for my boys which means our evenings and weeks are a little bit more freed up for a few weeks until flag football starts for them.  I'm not going to lie...I get a little depressed at the end of baseball season every year, even more so this year.  All 3 of our boys had an amazing season, made huge improvements and made some awesome new friends!  The only upside to baseball season being over is that our evenings and weekends will be a bit less hectic, which hopefully means a little bit more stamping for me!

My parents are leaving tomorrow for the Oregon Coast, which I am totally jealous of!  With the sale of our house pending, our summer plans have pretty much been put on hold until the sale closes or we pull it off the market.  This is the first summer in MANY years that we haven't vacationed at the!  If we can't be at the beach, at least I can pretend we're there with the fun fishies from the Seaside Shore stamp set!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Seaside Shore
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Seaside Embossing Folder

Next stop on the hop is Dani...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!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!

Today we celebrate our dad's....whether they are still here with us today or in Heaven above, we celebrate them with love!

I am blessed to have an amazing dad who has taught me so much over the years.  He's picked me up when I've fallen down, helped me with countless projects, given advice (whether I asked for it or not!) and loved me no matter what.  Love you Dad!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Real Red
Ink ~ Mint Macaron, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Banner Triple Punch, Duet Banner

My boys are equally blessed to have an amazing daddy.  Most days it feels like he is gone a lot with his job, but his days home are spent doing anything and everything with our boys! From teaching the mow the lawn, to perfecting their swing or pitch, he's there to help them out along the way.  He is their hero!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brights DSP, Silver Foil
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Real Red, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets ~ My Hero, Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Best Badge, Duet Banner, Sparkle EF

Our twins baseball tournament was rained out yesterday and games were rescheduled for today.  We had to re-arrange our Father's Day plans a bit, but spending the day at the ball field sounds like a pretty great way to spend the day!

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Father's Day Cheers

Hello happy stampers and helloooooo Friday!

I've been sneaking in a little early morning stamping this week, which has made for one happy {Craft-somnia} Momma!  Our first week of summer break is behind us and we all survived.  

The design team over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration is having some fun CASEing fellow DT members.  I chose to CASE the amazing Melissa Stout.  I LOVE her adorable sailboat card and the layout of the card is simple yet so stunning!

I chose to CASE the layout of her card, but will be CASEing her entire card too!  It's just too cute!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Regals DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets ~ Mixed Drinks, Seaside Shores, Labeler Alphabet
Other Supplies ~ Silver Metallic Thread, Smoky Slate 1/8" Stitched Trim

It has been a stressful week with the continued process of selling our house.  The buyers had their home and sewer inspection and we are still awaking the results...the waiting is so hard and stressful!  We are hopeful we will pass this phase and move on to the appraisal so we can move forward in the purchase of our next home.  A few extra prayers would be greatly appreciated if you have a minute :-)

Have a great day and happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sunshine Wishes Wedding

Hello happy stampers!

Welcome to Tuesday and an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge.

 The first thing I thought of when I saw these colors was wedding.  These colors are absolutely beautiful together!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Ink ~ VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Timeless Textures
Other Supplies ~ Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
I'm keeping my post short and sweet today...I had to take some time off yesterday for our home inspection, so I'm playing catch up today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Home Run Birthday

Happy Monday stampin' friends!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I was supposed to head down to Portland OR for the Helvatia half marathon this weekend, but ended up staying home so I could watch my boys play their last baseball game of regular season. While I am bummed I missed the race and spending time with my aunt, I am so happy I decided to stay home..both of my boys played so well and they were both so thankful that I was here to see them play!

This month's SSINK sketch was perfect for a baseball birthday card I needed to make for one of my boys' friends.  Baseball is a huge part of our lives and all of our boys have made some amazing friends over the years...we love every single minute of it!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red
Stamp Sets ~ May Paper Pumpkin 
Other Supplies ~ Start Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Linen Thread

In other news, the potential buys of our house are having their inspection tomorrow.  This is the one step in the whole process that has us stressed the could make or break the deal.  Our house is old, but well cared for, so we are hopeful all will go well.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all have an amazing week!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Foxy Friends Christmas ~ 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 absolutely love the A Little Foxy Suite in the new catalog!  The adorable little critters, coordinating punch and super cute paper is the BEST!  I always love anything with a deer on it, so I just had to make a cute little deer with this set first! 

It may seem a little bit early to start on Christmas cards, but if all goes well, we will be moving in 6-8 weeks, so I trying really hard to get ahead of the game in all aspects of life.  I figured if I started on Christmas cards now, I would have pretty good odds of getting them done by the time Christmas rolls around :-)

Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink ~ Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Stamp Sets ~ Foxy Friends, Better Together
Other Supplies ~ Layering Ovals Framelits, Softly Falling EF, Woodland EF, Subtles Enamel Dots

The cute little Calypso Coral nose on the deer just makes me's so cute!

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, June 10, 2016

Dad's Shoes

Happy Friday stamping friends!

Father's Day is a little over a week away...where in the world does time go?  My twins just wrapped up their last day of school yesterday.  I swear they just started a few weeks ago!  Thankfully I got a head start on my Father's Day cards this year and won't be scrambling to get them done the day of :-)

I held off on getting the Guy Greetings stamp set for quite some time, but as soon as I saw that it carried over to the new catalog, I scooped it up.  I don't know why I waited for so's a great masculine set!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Duet Banner Punch, Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Off to work for a bit before I take the rest of the afternoon to get the house ready for another showing.  We've had some positive things happening with the sale of our house, so we are hopeful to have a sold sign up soon!

Have a fantastic Friday!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Swirly Sails

What I wouldn't give to be sailing in the swirly swells of the sea right's so HOT in my corner of Washington state right now!  I'll just have to settle for stamping in my basement, where it stays nice and cool all day and dream of the sea!
The girls over at SSINK are INKspiring everyone with single layer cards and I'm sharing my creativity with you today too!  Single layer cards are always the hardest for me because I always feel like I need MORE!  It's hard to see in the picture, but I added a scored box around the sail boat, which was the perfect added touch for a single layer card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Sets ~ Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Other Supplies ~ Simply Scored
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you are staying cool in your parts of the world!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Lots of Emerald Envy Love

TGIF happy stampers!
It's quick and easy Friday over at SSINK and I have a super quick and easy AND cute card to share with you today!  The Love You Lots hostess stamp set in the new catalog is adorable and I could no wait to use it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy
Stamp Set ~ Love you Lots
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Do you LOVE the new Emerald Envy In-Color?!?!  It's one of my new favorites!!!
Be sure to hop on over to SSINK to see some other quick and easy cards to INKspire you for some stamping this weekend!
Happy Stamping!