Thursday, April 27, 2017

#TGIF105 It's Time to CELEBRATE!!

Today is a day for celebrating!  Not only is it Friday, but TGIF Challenges is turning 2 today!!  I was a huge fan of the talented group of designers that started TGIFC and I am beyond honored to be a part of their design team today!  I have been inspired by every single member of this amazing team and continue to be inspired week!
 
So, to honor our birthday, we are celebrating with a party!!  We hope you'll join along in the fun!
 
I pulled out a couple of my favorite retiring stamp sets and inked them up with a couple of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors.  What do you think?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lim Twist, Fresh Fig
Stamp Sets ~ Balloon Celebration, Endless Birthday Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Mini Tassels Assortment, Gold Metallic Thread, Confetti Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder
 
I'm quickly falling in love with this Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig color combo.  Be prepared to see a lot more of it!
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges and join along in the party!
 
Happy Stamping! 
 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Forever Begins Today

 
Happy Wednesday stampin' friends!
 
Wedding season is quickly approaching and the amazing design team over at SSINK is getting a head start on wedding and anniversary cards.
 
We have two weddings coming up, so I was happy to get a head start on at least one of the wedding cards that I'll need!  I'm something old and something new for this card...but nothing borrowed or blue ;-) 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Gold Glimmer, Falling in Love DSP
Ink ~ Blushing Bride, White Kraft Ink
Stamp Sets ~ Eastern Beauty, Suite Sayings
Other Supplies ~ Succulents Framelits Dies, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Metallic Enamel Shapes
 
I'm pretty sad to see the Succulents Framelits go...I love them so much!  You can pretty much guarantee that those will stay in my crafting stash for future projects of my own :-)
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping! 


Friday, April 21, 2017

#TGIFC104 Polka Dot Inspiration!

Happy Friday stampers! 
We're all seeing dots at TGIF ChallengesPolka Dots!
I always forgot just how cute polka dots make everything!
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My youngest had surgery yesterday, so my creativity levels were a little low.  Lucky for me, I just got my box full of the new Eastern Palace Suite products, which include a few of the NEW In-Colors!  I love how quickly this card came together! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Fresh Fig
Ink ~ Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Eastern Beauty
Other Supplies ~ Eastern Medallions, 1" Circle Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges and check out the rest of the amazing design team creations and be sure to play along!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Playful Watercolor ~ HSSSC262

Happy Tuesday friends!
 
It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge!  This is a fun sketch that could be use for a card for any occasion!
My first thought was to do a birthday card, but after looking through all of my stamps, I decided to do a card that could work for many different occasions :)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pool Party, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder
Stamp Sets ~ Watercolor Words, Playful Backgrounds
Ink ~ Pool Party, Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes Framelits
 
Be sure to head over to HSS and check out the rest of design team creations.  And don't forget to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, April 14, 2017

#TGIF103 Sketch Challenge

Hello stampin' friends!
 
Can I just say that I am so darn happy that it's Friday?!?! It has been one crazy week, which got even crazier yesterday when we discovered my youngest has to have a hernia repair surgery next week :-(
 
Thank goodness I have this weeks TGIF Challenge to take my mind off of things!  We have a fun sketch for everyone to play along with this week!
 
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Coloring in any form is always relaxing for me, so I reached for the Birthday Blooms stamp set and broke out my Aqua Painters and got to work!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry,Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Birthday Blooms, Crazy About You
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder
 
Be sure to join in the fun and play along with all of us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Garden of Friendship ~ SSINK April Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the SSINK Blog Hop for April!
 
We've all got Spring Fever and are shaking off the winter blues with a fun and cheerful hop for you this month!
 
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 8 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kim Ryden with Stampin' with Kim. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
 
I'm itching to get my garden planted, but have to wait a couple more weeks before we get to planting.  Until then, I'll make due with creating some fun projects that remind me of gardening!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Gifts From The Garden, Sprinkles of Life
Other Supplies ~ Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Metallic Copper Thread, Copper Embossing Powder


 
Thanks for hopping with us today!
 
Next up on the hop is Darla!
 
http://stampinwithdarla.blogspot.com/2017/04/ssinkspiration-blog-hop-spring-fever.html
 
1. Cathy A. @ Maine Mountain Stamper
2. Diana E. @ Stampin' Fun with Diana
3. Cheryl H. @ Create with Cheryl
4. Nichole L. @ Scrappy Stamps & Ink
5. Tobe B. @ The Craft Sea
6. Jennifer G. @ Jenny G Paper Crafts
7. Jen G. @ Faith.Grace.Stamp
8. Kim R. @ Stampin' with Kim
9. Bree R. @ Craft-somnia Momma
10. Darla R. @ Stampin' with Darla
 


You're The Best

Woohoo!!  We're half way through the week!  Happy Wednesday!
 
We are over half way through the school year too and we are showing some teacher appreciation today over at SSINK!  My twins are wrapping up their final year at their elementary school...this momma is NOT ready for middle school next year.  I would love for them to remain an Edison Shocker for a few more years, but that's not going to happen.  At least I can make sure their teachers get a fun card from them before the year is over...and maybe a bottle of wine for putting up with my kids all year :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Chery Cobbler, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Pun Intended, Gorgeous Grunge, Friendly Wishes, Writing Notes
Other Supplies ~ Tags and Labels Framelits, Regals Enamel Shapes


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Light You Shine

Happy Monday stampin' friends! 
 
It's the Monday after spring break, so my house is kind of dragging this morning!  After having a week without our crazy school mornings, I think I am looking forward to summer break more so than my kids are!  At least the last two months of the school year always seem to go by so fast, so summer will be here before we know it.
 
At least I had a fun new SSINK sketch to help get my day off to a good start!
My hubby and I are celebrating our 13th anniversary today and this card was created for him.  Finding the right sentiment for an anniversary card for a guy is not the easiest task, but I love this sentiment from the High Tide stamp set and it seemed to work well with the images from the Wherever You Go stamp set.  I love it when you can use more than one stamp set together!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets ~ Wherever You Go, High Tide
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon, Black Baker Twine, Tags and Labels Framelits
 
Be sure to head on over to SSINK and see the rest of the fun creations from our design team and see what you are INKspired to create today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

#TGIFC102 - Color Challenge!

Happy Friday stamping friends!
 
It's time for an all new TGIF Challenge and this week we have a pretty color challenge for you!
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Given the fact that I seem to be running behind in every aspect of life at the moment, I decided to get a head start on my Mother's Day cards now so I'm not scrambling a day or two before to get them done and mailed out!
The Succulent Garden suite is perfect for this color challenge and made for a pretty Mother's Day card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Succulent Garden DSP
Ink ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron
Stamp Set ~ Oh So Succulent
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Succulents Framelits Dies, Lace Doilies
 
I absolutely LOVE this suite and hope it is here to stay!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Monday, April 3, 2017

A Little Foxy Thank You ~ HSSCC261

Hello stampers!  Happy Tuesday to all of you!

I always love our Hand Stamped Sentiments Tuesday challenges and this weeks color challenge has one of my favorite color combos!

These fun colors are in the A Little Foxy DSP stack, so I pulled some fun prints from that stack and got to work on a pretty simple little thank you card. 
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink ~ Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets ~ Foxy Friends, Birthday Blooms, Crazy About You
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Hello You Thinlits
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bunny Buddies ~ Monday Montage 91






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!

Oh my goodness, where is the time going?  I can't believe it's already been two weeks since our last hop and now Easter is only two weeks away!!!

With a crazy work schedule, baseball and other fun adventures, my poor stamps have been neglected lately and my creative mojo is running a bit low.  Thank goodness I had March's Paper Pumpkin kit to help me out today!   I used some of the cute little square cards from the kit to make a few Easter cards for a friend.  I love the colors in this kit!


Supplies Used: 
Paper ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Peek a Boo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ March 2017 Bunny Buddies Paper Pumpkin
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles and Squares Framelits
*Shhhh...don't tell anyone that I used a retired 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 Wickedly Wonderful Wendy...I just love her style!

  Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Happy Stamping!


http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com/2017/04/mondaymontage91.htmlhttp://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/04/02/mondaymontage91/


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Battle of the Badges

 Happy Wednesday stampers!
 
It feels like it's been for-EVER since I've made anything, let alone post anything on my blog!  Between being out of town 2 weekends this month and baseball season starting up, my time has been super limited.  I'm doing my best to remedy that and get a little more creative time in my day.
 
I am not a huge fan of basketball, but it has been an exciting college basketball season in our neck of the woods.  Gonzaga is just a few hours away from where I live, so it's been fun watching them make their way to the Final Four. 
 
Basketball won't end there for us though!  My husband will be playing in the Battle of the Badges Charity basketball game in April.  Our local Fire and Police Departments will play this year to raise money for our local schools. It's a great event and something the community looks forward to every year!  That is the inspiration behind my card today's SSINK March Madness post :-) 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Ink ~ VersaMark, Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Sets ~ Hardwood, My Hero, Badges & Banners
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Circle Punches, Best Badge, Silver Embossing Powder
 
Good luck to all of the Final Four teams this week!!!  They will be exciting games, that's for sure!
 
Happy Stamping@


Friday, March 24, 2017

#tgifc100 Designer Inspiration - Mercedes Weber

We have something fun to celebrate at #TGIF Challenges!!!
 100 Challenges!
I am honored to be a part of this amazingly talented group of designers and pull so much inspiration from all of them each week!

To celebrate and commemorate our milestone event, we decided to highlight the founder of our challenges - the fabulously talented
#tgifc100 Mercedes Weber
Mercedes has been a source of inspiration for me for-EVER!  Her talent is seriously amazing!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Fruit Stand DSP
Ink ~ Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Fli
rty Flamingo, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Fresh Fruit
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Linen Thread
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations and visit Mercedes blog for some inspiration of your own!
 
Here is a list of all of the designers participating today:
 
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Watercolor Inspiration ~ HSS260

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!
 
It may have been the first day of Spring yesterday, but it sure didn't feel like it in my neck of the woods...our temps were still below freezing in the early morning hours.  BRRRR!
 
It's a good thing we have a pretty inspiration challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments to make it feel more like Spring!
I was drawn to wood plank and flowers in this photo and had to create another wood background!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Watercolor
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Old Olive
Stamp Sets ~ Watercolor Words, Jar of Love
Other Supplies ~ Woodgrain EF, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Whisper White Bakers Twine
 
Thank so much for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Best Friend Anywhere EVER ~ Monday Montage 90






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 have been lucky enough to spend my weekend with our very own Wendy Weixler...how lucky am I?!?!?  We spent a few minutes in my craft room, creating in a fast and furious way...we have so many things we are trying to cram in during her short visit :-)

  I have piles of the Carried Away DSP that I need to use up before it's too late.  I love the colors in this DSP and this stamp seemed to be perfect to use since my stampy BFF is here!

Supplies Used:
 
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Carried Away DSP
Ink ~ Mint Macaron
Stamp Set ~ Badges and Banners
Other Supplies ~ Best Badge, Duet Banner, Silver Metallic Thread, Metallic 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/2017/03/19/mondaymontage90/http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/03/19/mondaymontage90/


Friday, March 10, 2017

#TGIFC98 ~ Hello Sunshine

Happy Friday friends!!!
 
Not only is Friday the beginning of the weekend, but it's also an awesome day in the world of stamping because it's time for an all new TGIF Challenge and this week we have a sketch for you to play with!
 
#tgifc98 Card Sketch Challenge
We are still battling gray skies and rain, so I'm bringing a little sunshine to you today!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Pop of Pink DSP, Basic Black
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamp Sets ~ Definitely Dahlia, Endless Birthday Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stylish Stems Framelits, Rhinestone Basics
 
I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Is This Yours...? ~ HSSSC259

Hello happy stampers and welcome to Tuesday!
 
We have an all new sketch for you over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I always love a  good to help me get started!
 I felt this fun cape and sentiment were appropriate for this sketch after the busy weekend I had.  I felt like I had a cape on at times during all of the craziness :-) 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pop of Pink DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set ~ Everyday Hero
Other Supplies ~ Metallic Enamel Shapes
 
I love that the little star on the cape is the same size as the enamel shapes!  It's the perfect added touch!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and join along in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

You're Cool ~ Monday Montage #89






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!

Holy smokes!!!  After the CRAZY, amazing weekend I had, I am ready for Monday just so I can get some rest!  My weekend FLEW by, but I had so much fun, so I can't complain :-) 

Thankfully some of my crazy weekend included some stamping!  I am itching for summer, so the Cool Treats Suite has been my favorite stuff to get creative with lately.  I love all of the fun summer colors and the treats are the best!


Supplies Used:
 
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Set ~ Cool Treats
Other Supplies ~ Tasty Treats Washi Tape, Frozen Treats Framelits

I love using washi tape to create a background...so much fun!

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/2017/03/05/mondaymontage89/http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/03/05/mondaymontage89/


Friday, March 3, 2017

#TGIFC97 Color Challenge

Happy Friday stampers!  We made it through another week and we are on to the weekend!  I am super excited for this weekend for many reasons, but the one thing I am most excited about is the start of spring baseball!!!  I have been longing for these days since fall baseball ended in October and am so happy to be, once again, filling up my car with bats, mitts cleats and sweaty boys!
But, before we get to baseball, we have some fun colors to share with you today at TGIF Challenges.  I love these colors...so fun and cheerful!
 
#tgifc97 Color Combo, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay
I decided to break out an old forgotten stamp set to make this card.  I love how quickly you can put a card together with this stamp set AND have it turn out so cute!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Build a Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Perfect Pines Framelits (big star), Confetti Stars Border Punch, Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine
 
Start your Friday off right and come play along with us at TGIF Challenges!  We love to see what you are inspired to create!
 
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quick & Easy AND Cute!

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday!
 
This has been super busy so far and it's about to get even busier before the weeks is done!  It's weeks like this that I an easy button to help me through the craziness :-) 
 
I may not have an easy button, but I DO have some quick and easy cards to share with you today.  These adorable little critters make for the cutest cards and they were so super quick and easy to make!
For other quick and easy card ideas, visit the design team over at SSINK today!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Love You Lots
Ink ~ Basic Black, Watercolor Pencils
Other Supplies ~ Owl Builder Punch
 
I can't decide which one I love the most...they are all so darn cute :-)
 
I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Favorities Sale-a-Bration Style ~ SSINK

It's a double post Friday for me...YIPPIE!! 

We are sharing Friday Favorites over at SSINK and this week we are sharing Sale-a-Bration favorites.

I needed some thank you cards and wasn't feeling any creative mojo...but then I remembered I had this adorable Pretty Pocket Card Kit!  Problem solved!  I had these put together and done in no time!
 
Supplies Used:
Pretty Pocket Card Kit
 
I love kits like this that are quick and easy!
 
Have a fabulous Friday and happy stamping!
 
 
 

#tgifc96 Designer Spotlight Bibi Cameron

Happy Friday friends and welcome to a new TGIF Challenge!
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Today we are spotlighting Bibi Cameron and all of her awesomeness!.

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I didn't have the opportunity to be on a part of the TGIF design team with Bibi, but she provided so much inspiration while she was a part of the team!  She has amazing talent that inspires everyone!
This sentiment seemed to be very fitting as we wish Bibi well in her next creative adventure!  This card was inspired by one of her creations...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink ~ Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets ~ High Tide, Gorgeous Grunge
Other Supplies ~ Night of Navy Bakers Twine
 
The added banner using the stamp from Gorgeous Grunge was the brilliant idea I cased from one of Bibi's creations found HERE.
 
Be sure to check out how our design team spotlighted Bibi!  Then it's your turn to show us how you were inspired!
 
Happy Stamping!