Friday, December 15, 2017

Deck the Halls ~ #TGIFC138 It's Time to be Inspired!

It's Friday!!  And we all know what that means...time for an all new TGIF Challenge!  This week we are being inspired by Christmas Carols.
The Merry Music DSP was my starting point for this card.  It was hard to decide which Christmas carol I wanted to used, but the Carols of Christmas made the decision for me with the Deck the Halls sentiment!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Merry Music DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends
Stamp Set ~ Carols of Christmas
Other Supplies ~ Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Card Front Builder Thinlits, White Perfect Accents
 
I was going to do just a black and white card, but decided it needed a little bit of color.  I love coloring the White Perfect Accents with the Stampin' Blends!
 
Thank you for stopping by today! Please be sure to check out all of the amazing design team creations and join in the fun!
 
Wishing you a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!
 
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Epicly Awesome Baseball Season

Hello happy stampers and happy Wednesday!!
 
I got my pre-order box a couple of days ago and I could not wait to get the Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog inked up.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do a scrapbook page with this photo of my boys.
 
We spent our spring and summer at the baseball fields and we are counting down the days until baseball season starts again! 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pacific Point, Real Red. Whisper White
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Set ~ Epic Celebrations*
Other Supplies ~ Simple Stripes Textured Embossing Folder**, Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape**
(*Sale-a-Bration item, **Occasions 2018 Catalog item)
 
The Myths & Magic Washi tape was the perfect added touch!  And those shoes from the Epic Celebrations stamp set...my FAVORITE!!  I added a few splatters of ink to grunge it up a little bit because...you know, boys and baseball mean grunge!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back soon for more sneak peeks of what's to come in January!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bubble Over with Color ~ HSSCC279

Whoa!  I don't know about you, but my Monday FLEW by!!  So fast that I almost forgot about this fun new color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
 
It's a good thing I got a fun new box of pre-order stampin' goodies that were just perfect for this challenge.  You'll have to forgive my photo...it was late by the time I got this photo taken and my inside lights are not the greatest.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP (Saleabration)
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Bubble Over
Other Supplies ~ Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon
 
I LOVE this DSP and LOVE that there are coordinating framelits to cut out the cut soda bottles!  This is probably one of my favorites from the upcoming Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs!
 
Be sure to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to play along with this fun challenge!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Big On Birthday Celebrations

Hello, hello happy stampers!  We've made it through Monday...one day closer to the weekend, right?!?  My Monday was a pretty good one until I picked up my twins from basketball practice and discovered that one of them is sick...boo :(  My youngest was sick for all of Thanksiving break and I thought by now the rest of us would be in the clear, but I was wrong!  I'm just hoping I don't get it!
 
Since I'm spending some extra couch time with my sickie, I took advantage of the down time to get a little blogging done.  I have SO MANY friends who celebrated their birthday at the end of November and many more celebrating this month!  I've been just as busy making birthday cards as I have been making Christmas cards.
 
I made this card for a very sweet friend who celebrate her birthday over Thanksgiving weekend.  I love this big Happy Birthday sentiment with the pretty flowers, especially since I got to color them with my Stampin' Blend Markers!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink ~ Basic Black, Stampin' Blends:  Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Big On Birthdays
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine
 
If you haven't had a chance to play with the new Stampin' Blend Markers, you must try them SOON!  They are the BEST and making coloring even more fun!
 
Now I must get my sick kiddo off to bed and hopefully on the road to feeling better!  I'm kind of sad that he told me he doesn't need one of us to stay home with him tomorrow...they are getting too old too fast for this momma!
 
Wishing you all a happy week!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Friday, December 1, 2017

#TGIFC136 Color Challenge

We made it to Friday!!  Did you all survive a full week back after a short one last week?  It always seems hard to work a full week after having time off!  It's a good thing we have an all new TGIF Challenges waiting for us every Friday! We have a beautiful color challenge for you that will be perfect for some holiday creations!  Or maybe you'll think outside the box and do something different?  I can't wait to see!
I went with Christmas with this card and kept things pretty simple.  I love the little bits of gold with the bold Cherry Cobbler!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Bundle of Love DSP
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Gold
Stamp Set ~ Every Good Wish
Other Supplies ~ Gold Metallic Thread, Layering Circles Framelits
 
The gold foil designs in the Bundle of Love DSP are so pretty...your creative options are unlimited with this pack!
 
Now it's your turn to play along with us over at TGIF!  We always love to see what you create!
 
Have a fabulous Friday!
 
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Freshly Made Winter Night

Happy Wednesday stamping friends!  It's not very often I post at night, but I actually had time to come home and stamp after work today...HOORAY!!!  My stamping time is slowly starting to increase again and that makes for on happy momma!
 
Given that it's Wednesday, I knew there would be a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and Amy did not disappoint with this one!
 
I kept things very simple with this black and white Christmas beauty.  I love the peaceful feeling the Merry Little Christmas DSP paper gives. It reminds me of snowmobiling on a starlit winter night!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Merry Patterns
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Silver Natural Trim
 
My husband saw this card and said it nice, but that "it would be better if that doe was a buck!"  HA!  Can you tell it's still hunting season?!?!
 
Wishing you all a good night!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Merry Mistletoe ~ HSSIC278

Hello and Happy Tuesday stampers!
 
We have a festive Inspiration Challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
I love the cute little reindeer from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set!  His big antlers were a little tricky to fussy cut, but it was worth it!
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
Ink ~ Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Suede
Stamp Set ~ Merry Mistletoe, Tree Rings
 
Be sure to stop on by Hand Stamped Sentiments to see how inspired our design team was and join in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 
 
 


Monday, November 27, 2017

Freshly Made Coffee Cafe Birthday and FREE Shipping

Happy Cyber Monday stampin' friends!!!  How many of you are cyber shopping today?  Today is certainly the day to take advantage of Cyber Stampin' Up! shopping because there is FREE SHIPPING!!!  Click on the link below to make sure you don't miss out on this great deal!
 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftsomnia/
 
I have the perfect card to share with you today too! We all need extra coffee on Monday's right?!?  With the help of the latest Freshly Made Sketches sketch, I created a fun card for a friend who is celebrating her birthday this week!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Vellum, Coffee Break DSP
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Garden Green
Stamp Sets ~ Coffee Café, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cup Framelits, Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon, Corrugated Elements, Regals Enamel Shapes
 
I hope you all have a fabulous Monday and an even better week!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Sunday, November 26, 2017

White Christmas Blessings ~ 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 you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with your loved ones!  My hubby had to work and my youngest was sick, but we made the best of it and enjoyed our quiet little Thanksgiving. 

In between snuggle with my little man and decorating for Christmas, I was able to sneak in a little stamping time, which is just what this momma needed. Stressing and worrying about your kiddos when they are sick is no fun :(  So I was happy to retreat to my stamp room while he napped.  (And for those who know Owen, the kid NEVER stops, so napping tells you just how sick he was!)

I was drawn to this pattern in the Merry Music Specialty DSP pack and thought it would be pretty with some white trees up against it.  It reminds me of a drive through the mountains on a cold winter night!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Christmas Pines
Other Supplies ~ Card Front Builder Thinlits, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
Thank you for stopping by today!   I can't wait to see what the rest of the MM girls have for us this hop! 

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!

https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/11/26/mondaymontage105/

https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/11/26/mondaymontage105/


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thankful for You

Happy Thanksgiving stampin' friends!  I hope this day finds you thankful for all that you have and spending time with those you love most.  For those of you who may have to work today...thank you! 
 
I am thankful for each and every one of you!  The friendships I have formed in my years of stamping are something I am so very thankful!
 
I put together a sweet and simple card to share with you today...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Painted Autunm DP
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green
Stamp Set ~ Painted Harvest
Other Supplies ~ Linen Thread, Layering Circles Framelits
 
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and find some time to do some stamping over the weekend!
 
I plan to spend a better part of my Saturday in my craft room getting inky!
 
Happy Stamping!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

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Happy Monday stampin' friends!!!  Today starts the most wonderful time of the {Stampin' Up!} year!  It's time for Online Extravaganza...YIPPEE!!!
 
Click HERE for the exclusive deals and be sure to check out 24 hour Stamp Sale TODAY ONLY!!
 
I have a friend with a couple milestone celebrations coming up that she needed some cards for.  The Number of Years stamp set is perfect for those special milestone celebrations and just happens to be one of the stamp sets on sale today!  Get yours while you can!
 
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Paper ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Number of Years, Big on Birthdays
Other Supplies ~ Happy Birthday Thinlits
 
Supplies Used:
 
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Bundle of Love DPS, Gold Foil Paper
Ink ~ VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Number of Years
Others Supplies ~ Lots of Labels, Large Numbers Favorites, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Embossing Powder
 
What stamp sets will you be purchasing today?!?!  And did you see all of the other amazing items on sale?!?!?  Get them while you can!
 
Happy Stamping!
 

 

 

 
 
 


Friday, November 17, 2017

#tgifc134 It's Theme Week at TGIF Challenges!

It's Theme Week at TGIF Challenges and we are showing our gratitude this week.
I thought about doing a Thankgiving card, but then decided to think outside of the gratitude box a bit more and had some fun creating this pretty card for a special friend.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Ink ~ Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink
Stamp Sets ~ Lots of Love, Bookcase Builder
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Jewels
 
I am so thankful for all of my amazing stamping friends, especially all of my TGIF friends!  Be sure to check out all of their amazing creations and share your gratitude with us too!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Peace, Love & Joy ~ 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!

How is it that another weekend has come and gone?!?  They always go by way too fast, especially when you are having fun!  I'm still feeling pretty bummed I wasn't able to attend OnStage with all of my favorite Monday Montage friends, but thankfully they all took amazing pictures so I kind of felt like I was there! 

Even though I was sad to miss OnStage, I still got to have some fun with my family at Triple Play Water Park.  The weather has been cold and wet, so a fun get away was just what we needed! 

I seem to be in full holiday crafting mode, which is a good thing because as quickly as time is going by, Christmas will be here before we know it!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink ~ Pool Party
Stamp Sets ~ Every Good Wish
Other Supplies ~ Embossing Paste, Decorative Masks, Layering Circles Framelits, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
Thank you for stopping by today!   I can't wait to see what the rest of the MM girls have for us this hop! 

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!

https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/11/12/mondaymontage104/

https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/11/12/mondaymontage104/


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Friday, November 3, 2017

#TGIFC132 Color Combo! So neutral - Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Woohoo!!!  We made it to Friday!!
 
Let's start the weekend off right with an awesome new color challenge over at TGIF Challenges!
I'll admit...I was a little intimidated by these colors at first and wondered what in the world I would create with these colors.  But after going through my stamp sets, I found the perfect sets to make a fun birthday card! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Ink ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Stampin' Blend Markers
Stamp Sets ~ Tree Rings, Country Livin', Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes, Linen Thread
 
I am SO, SO, SO HAPPY to have the Stampin' Blend Markers!!!  They are amazing and make my coloring heart happy! 
 
Thank you for stopping by today!!  Be sure to join along in the color challenge fun over at TGIF Challenges!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween ~ HSSCC276

Happy Halloween stampers!!!  Are you ready for all of the little ghosts and goblins tonight? 
Thanks to this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge, I am all ready to treat my co-workers with some fun little treat tube holders.
I love the little treat tubes and see myself using them a lot this holiday season!  Have you created any fun treat holders with these treat holders yet?  
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, Treat Tubes, Everyday Label Punch
 
I also used this color challenge to make a sympathy card for one of our school principal's who lost her husband very unexpectedly.  Our department is sending her and the family some well wishes, along with a donation to the Special Olympics. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets ~ Butterfly Basics, Rose Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Butterfly Thinlits
 
I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween! 
 
Be sure to join the rest of our design team and share your color challenge creation with us too!
 
Happy Stamping! 


Sunday, October 22, 2017

At Home for the Holidays ~ 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!

Did everyone have a great weekend?  More importantly, did everyone get in some stamping time this weekend?!?!  I had an adventurous weekend of setting up a new neighborhood playground, cleaning out kids' rooms and chasing our silly cow back into the pasture!  But, thanks to a super windy and rainy weekend, the hubby and big boys being gone hunting and the youngest boy not feeling well, I got out of my outside chores and got in quite a bit of stamping time!  I am one happy stamper because I don't get near enough stamping time these days!

The new Stampin' Blends, which will soon be available to YOU, arrived this week, so I was itching to try them out!  They are AMAZING and did not disappoint! Now I need ALL of the stamp set that I can color :-)  I also played with the Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks for the first time.  I am in LOVE with these items...SO.MUCH.FUN!

 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Cherry Cobbler, Stampin' Blends:  Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Bronze
Stamp Sets ~ At Home with You, Feather Together
Other Supplies ~ Embossing Paste, Decorative Masks, 2" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, At Home Framelits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder
 
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!

https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/10/22/mondaymontage103/

https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/10/22/mondaymontage103/


Friday, October 20, 2017

#TGIFC130 It's Theme Week at TGIF

Happy Friday stampers!!
 
It's Theme Week at TGIF Challenges and this challenge is perfect for the fall season!
We've had a few sweater weather days here over the past few weeks and I'm kind of loving it.  I am a summer girl at heart, but I do love to pull out my sweaters when the weather starts getting cooler!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets ~ Painted Harvest, Butterfly Basics
Other Supplies ~ Leaf Punch, Cable Knit Textured Embossing Folder, Seasonal Layers Thinlits
 
Once again, a pretty simple card...that kind of seems to be my thing lately!  Probably because everything else in life has been crazy...I need to keep something simle ;-)
 
Be sure to head on over to see the rest of the amazing design team creations and join along in the creative fun!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #275

It's Tuesday...which means we made it through Monday and that we've made it to an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.
This week we have an inspiration challenge for you!  There are so many fun pictures here to inspire you...Fall, Harvest, Halloween...oh my!
 
My creative mind went right to Halloween for this card.  A simple and somewhat spooky Halloween card that was quick and fun to create.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie have been my go-to Halloween colors this year...they are so amazing together!
 
Now it's time for you to head on over to join us in our creative inspiration fun at HSS!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, October 13, 2017

#TGIF129 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday!!!
 
We all know what Friday means...a new TGIF Challenge and we have a sketch for you this week!

Since it's Friday the 13th in the month of October, I just had to do a black kitty card!  And thanks to super cute DSP, there was VERY little stamping on this card!  In fact, the only thing that is stamped is the sentiment!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Silver Glimmer, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Cat Punch

I love the moon and tree pattern in this DSP...it's perfect for the black kitty to sit on!

Wishing you all a very Happy Friday the 13th and an even better weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Colorful Sympathy ~ 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 has been a beautiful fall day here...perfect temps and beautiful sunshine filled the day!

I feel like all I've done is make sympathy cards lately.  Not always my favorite card to make, but it never hurts to have them on hand.  It was fun to pull out some fall colors and create a beautiful card to send out to a family who needs some caring thoughts.


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Painted Autumn DSP, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Teeny Tiny Wishes, Colorful Seasons
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Soft Sky Ribbon

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!

https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/10/08/mondaymontage102/

https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/09/10/mondaymontage100/