Friday, August 11, 2017

#TGIFC120 Sketch Challenge

It's Friday!  It's Friday!  Woo-hoo!!
Friday means it's time for an all new TGIF Sketch Challenge and I love this sketch!

 
 Our week has been consumed with watching the Little League World Series Regional Tournament. Our Walla Walla Valley 12 year old team has been playing their hearts out and are fighting so hard to make it to the Championship game and on to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.  It has been so amazing to watch this group of boys play.  They are the most humble and kind group of boys and have the best attitude both on an off the field!

I am a total pacer baseball games and it is so hard for me to sit and watch these games on TV.  Thankfully I had my box of new Holiday Catalog items to help keep me in my seat as I watched the games this week!  I absolutely LOVE the Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating Painted Autumn DSP.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Painted Autumn DSP
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Stamp Set ~ Painted Harvest
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon, Leaf Punch

Be sure to join us over at TGIF and play along with our sketch challenge...we love to see what you create!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Paisley Birthday ~ HSSCC270

 Happy Tuesday stampers!  How is everyone's week going so far?  I'm wrapping up my last week of summer break before I head back to work on Monday.  As always, summer has gone too fast, but I have a great summer off with my family doing lots of fun things!  I'm not quite ready for the summer fun to end, but I am looking forward to getting back in to my work routine!

We've got some fun summery colors for you to play with in the latest Hand Stamped Sentiements Color Challenge. 
 

Paisley prints seem to be big right now, which is what inspired my card today.  I tend to look at Paisleys and Posies as a fall stamp set, but simply changing up the colors makes for a fun summer birthday card!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Lemon-Lime Twist, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Ink ~ Lemon-Lime Twist, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Stamp Set ~ Paisleys and Posies
Other Supplies ~ Happy Birthday Thinlits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
I've been on kind of a simple kick lately with my creations.  Sometimes going back to basics helps me get the creative juices flowing for more creative projects!  Hopefully more creativity will be flowing soon!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to play along with us in this summer fun color challenge!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Creation Station ~ In My Neighborhood

 Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop!  This month we are sharing what's happening in our neighborhoods...whether it be events in your town, birthdays, vacations or other special events, we are excited to show you what's going on in our neighborhood :)

It is wildland fire season and we are surrounded by fires, which has created smoke filled skies for the past few weeks.  This also means my hubby has been putting in a lot of extra hours either fighting fires or helping cover for other members of the department who are out on fires.  The air quality is horrible and we all miss having my hubby home, but the sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful!  I always love finding beauty in something not so beautiful!

My first card was inspired by a picture I took the other night as the sun was setting.  The sun was a bight, almost neon, orange!  My boys and I sat outside and watch it set behind our sunflowers...it was stunning!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Daisy Delight
 
Wheat harvest is also wrapping up in our area, which means we have lots of farm equipment and trucks traveling along the roads.  I love old farm trucks, which inspired my second card!
 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Wood Textures DSP, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Basic Black, Real Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Country Livin', Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon
 
What fun things are happening in your neighborhood?

Thank you for stopping by today and joining us for the Creation Station Blog Hop!

Please head over to the ever amazing Julie next!  I can not wait to see what she has to share with us today!




http://www.stampinup.net/blog/entry/57716/creation_station_august_blog_hop_in_your_neighborhood





https://justjulieb30.blogspot.com/2017/08/creation-station-blog-hop-august-in-my.html



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Merry Misteltoe Christmas in July ~ 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 am a summer-lovin'-pool-goin'-kind-of-girl, but I have a feeling I'm going to be wishing for winter weather come the middle of the week.  The dear ol' weatherman is predicting our temps to be near 110 degrees...that's a bit to hot for me!   I'm pretty sure my boys and I will be living at the pool this week!

While we are sweltering in the heat, I will be happy sitting in my air-conditioned house making some Christmas cards!  Because you know Christmas is now less than 5 months away and you can never start too early on your Christmas cards, right?!?  I'm starting things off with today's card, using the cute Merry Mistletoe stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  But, I can't wait to place my Holiday Catalog pre-order on Tuesday!!!  More Christmas goodness to come!



Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Merry Mistletoe
Other Supplies ~ 1/4" Double Stitched Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Softy Falling Embossing Folder
 
Who else is starting their Christmas cards already?!?!

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/2017/07/30/mondaymontage98/http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/07/30/mondaymontage98/


Friday, July 28, 2017

#TGIFC118 Technique Time - Emboss Resist

Happy Friday stampers!!!  This may be one of the rare Friday's that I'm not so happy for the weekend...we are ending our week and half vacation and headed home this morning...boo!  Not only are we leaving beautiful weather on the Oregon Coast, but we are headed home to 100+ degree weather...gross!
 
One thing that makes for a happy Friday is a new TGIF Challenge!  This week we have a fun technique challenge for you - the Emboss Resist Technique. 
This is a fun technique and one I love to use!  My sympathy card stash has dwindled down to nothing, so I decided to get a few more made to have on hand. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Sky, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink
Stamp Set ~ Better Together
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder, Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

High Tide or Low Tide ~ HSS Inspiration Challenge # 269

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!  I hope everyone is surviving the heatwave that seems to be making it's way across the US!
 
My family is enjoying a break from the heat while we vacation at the Oregon Coast.  It's been a very nice 70 degrees here the past few days, while it's 100+ at home.  I told my husband I'm not going home! 
 
Today's Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge is rather fitting for me this week!  While the water is not nearly as warm as I would like it to be, the sun and the same are just right for me!
 
I created my own little seascape with the High Tide stamp set and some simple sponging to create a pretty sunset over the ocean.
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ High Tide, Hardwood
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon, Seasonal Layers Thinlits
 
Being at the beach is my happy place!  I look forward to coming here every summer and considered it an extra win when we get to come more than once a year!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the beautiful design team creations and join along in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Swimmingly Day ~ Monday Montage 97




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 have all had a great weekend!  Ours went to fast, as always, but that's what happens when you are having fun!  And fun was had by all this weekend!  From the Maroon 5 concert to baseball games, our weekend was packed full of summer fun!

We are getting ready to head to the Oregon Coast at the end of the week, so the Seaside Shore stamp set came to mind for today's card.  This is such a fun stamp set!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand
Stamp Set ~ Seaside Shore, Seaside Embossing Folder

My post today is short and sweet as we have more fun planned for today!

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/2017/07/16/mondaymontage97/http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/07/16/mondaymontage97/


Friday, July 14, 2017

#tgifc116 Sketch Challenge Week!!!

It's Friday and that means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenge! 

It's sketch challenge week at TGIF Challenges and I'm loving this sketch!  I always love a sketch that has some layers and is a little wonky!  I'm using the Coffee Break Suite again...because, who doesn't love coffee?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set ~ Coffee Café
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Linen Thread, Sweet & Sassy Framelits
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the creations from the amazing TGIF design team and then join in the fun and WOW us with your creation too!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments #268 Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!!
We have a fun new sketch for you to play along with today at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
I absolutely LOVE the new Whole Lot of Love DSP and had some fun mixing patterns for this sketch!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Whole Lot of Love DSP
Ink ~ Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Lots of Love, Number of Years, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Gold and Black Mini Sequin Trim
 
I fussy cut the flowers I had stamped.  Who loves to fussy cut?  I could sit for hours cutting things like this out!  I LOVE it!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to join along in the fun and show us your take on the sketch!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 7, 2017

#TGIF115 Color Challenge! Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Berry Burst

It's Friday...woohoo!!! 

Not only is it the start of the weekend, but it's time for another TGIF Challenge!  This week we have a beautiful color challenge for everyone to play along with!

I went with a simple design today...mainly because I still haven't purchased a ton from the new catalog!  I need to get an order put together ASAP and get some fun new stamps to ink up!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst
Stamp Set ~ Eastern Beauty
Other Supplies ~ Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
 
I love the little bits of bling the gold stickers add.  They are so pretty!
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF and see what they design team has created with these beautiful colors and be sure to join along in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Just Breathe ~ Monday Montage 96






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!

Training at my new job ended a little over a week ago and I am happily enjoying summer break with my kiddos!  My family all adjusted so well to my new work schedule and we are ALL loving my new job!  The person I was hired to replace retired after many years with the school district and I couldn't be more happy for her.  She was looking forward to taking a trip to the Oregon Coast and not having to worry about coming back anytime soon.  I can't wait for that day myself!  I am very grateful for the time we had together to train and hope I can go back to work in August and be able to do a good job of filling her shoes.

The card I am sharing today is the card I made for Judy, thanking her for sharing her years of wisdom with me.  I love this sentiment and it seems perfect for a retirement card!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Real Red, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ High Tide, Colorful Seasons
Other Supplies ~ Seasonal Layers Thinlits
 
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/2017/07/02/mondaymontage96/http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/07/02/mondaymontage96/


Creation Station's Loving the New In-Color's

 Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be joining this amazing group of stampers in their monthly blog hop!  Whether you are joining us from Denita's dynamic blog or this is your first stop, I am so excited to have you here!  This months theme is the new In-Colors and they are so beautiful!  I love how well all 5 colors go so well together!
My first project is a cute little popcorn box with a sweet treat for a friend who could use a little pick-me-up.  I love how quick you these boxes go together!  They make the perfect little gift box for any occasion!

The Lots of Love stamp set is one of my favorite stamp sets from the new catalog and was the perfect set to use with all of the new In-Colors.  I stamped the flowers in Powder Pink on the card front then added some fussy cut flowers in Berry Burst.

These were both clean and simple little creations, but they sure were fun! 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Lots of Love
Other Supplies ~ Popcorn Box Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today and joining me in my first Creation Station Blog Hop!

Please head over to the ever amazing Elizabeth next!  I can not wait to see what she has to share with us today!


http://denitawright.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/2017-2019-in-colors-creation-station.html



http://seeinginkspots.blogspot.com/2017/07/creation-station-in-color-blog-hop.html



Thursday, June 29, 2017

#TGIFC114 Designer Spotlight - Elizabeth Price

Happy Friday!!!  It's time for an all new TGIF Challenge and we are spotlighting the amazing Elizabeth Price!
I have followed Elizabeth for a long time, and even had the amazing opportunity to be an Artisan Design Team Finalist with her a few years ago.  Her talent blows me away and I can always go to her for inspiration!  I am always drawn to Elizabeth's use of layers and fun embellishments, which is where I drew my inspiration from for today's card.
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Set ~ Coffee Café
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon, Corrugated Elements
 
I can't believe it has taken me this long to use this stamp set!  I LOVE coffee and was so excited to see this bundle in the new catalog!!!
 
Be sure to visit Elizabeth's blog for some inspiration of your own and share you creation with us over at TGIF!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Whole Lot of Love ~ HSSCC#267

Hello stamping friends and welcome to this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiements Color Challenge!
I'm really loving this color combo and the Lots of Love stamp set!  And the new Layered Leaves Textured Embossing folder is AMAZING!!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set ~ Lots of Love
Other Supplies ~ Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder, Gold Mini Sequin Trim
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Be sure to jump on over to HSS and play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Friday, June 23, 2017

#TGIFC113 Technique Time - Bokeh

Hello my stampin' friends and happy Friday!
 
Today is my last day of work until the middle of August...I'm so excited to have some time off with my boys!  AND more time to stamp too!
 
I have been sneaking in more and more stamping time, which I am LOVING!  I had time to play along with this weeks TGIF Technique Challenge and had some Bokeh fun.  It's been a while since I've used the Bokeh technique and I forgot how much fun it is!
I started out with some watercolor paper and inked it up with Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay, which created kind of a tie-dyed look.  Once it dried, I added the fun Bokeh effect with my white craft ink.
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Happy Birthday Thinlits, Brights Enamel Shapes, Balloon Bouquet Punch
 
Now it's time for you to head on over to TGIF and check out the rest of the design teams creations and join us in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Baseball Birthday ~ 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!

Baseball season officially ended for our family on Saturday and we are all feeling a little sad.  My boys team made it to the City Tournament for the second year in a row.  They played a hard game on Saturday, but couldn't quite pull off a win.  Third place is still something to be proud of and I am beyond proud of my boys and the positive attitude they had all season long.  We are looking forward to watching the two final teams battle it out tonight and can't wait for the Allstars tournament to start next weekend.

One of my boys' friends had a birthday this weekend, so I threw together a quick birthday card for him...a baseball card, of course!  Thanks to a fun sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, this card was a breeze to put together!


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Night of Navy, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Regals Enamel Shapes
 
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/2017/06/18/mondaymontage95/http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/06/18/mondaymontage95/


Friday, June 16, 2017

#TGIFC112 Let's Hear It For The Boys

 It's Friday stampin' friends!!!  And that means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenges!!
This week is all about the boys.  Since Father's Day is on Sunday, I decided this would be the perfect time to make a card for my hubby for Father's Day.  I don't think I've ever used the guy image from the Guy Greeting stamp set...he's a little funky looking, but since my hubby has been working so hard at getting back in shape, it seemed like the perfect image for his card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ 2" Circle Punch
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF and check out all of the awesome creations made by our design team and be sure to play along with us!
 
Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!