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!


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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!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge # 266

Hi there stampers!!!  I don't know about you, but Monday FLEW by for me!

Tuesday is already here and that means it's time for a all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge!



I was totally inspired by the wooden crate and was happy to use the new Wood Crate Framelits along with the super cute Daisy Delight stamp set!
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Berry Burst, Whisper White, Old Olive, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Perfect Plum
Stamp Set ~ Daisy Delight, Wood Words
Other Supplies ~ Delicate White Doilies, Linen Thread, Wood Crate Framelits
 
I am still trying to adjust to my new job and work schedule, but my stamping time is slowly starting to make it's way back in to my daily schedule!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, June 9, 2017

#TGIF111 Sketch Challenge

 
Hooray for Friday and for an all new TGIF Sketch Challenge!!  My stamping time is slowing coming back into my week and I'm loving it!
I kept things super simple with this card, but the fun Pick a Pattern DSP kind of makes the card all on it's own!  I love the cute little critters in this one ;)
 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Stamp Set ~ Pieces & Patterns
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine
 
Sometimes going back to the basics and keeping things simple is just what I need to do to get the creativity flowing again!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing TGIF Challenges Design Team creations and be sure to join along in the creative fun!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

It's Your Day ~ 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!

My post is going to be a super quick one today as I have a day jam packed full of things to do!  I can not wait for school to be out and to have a little summer break of my own :)

Due to my lack of time, I took the easy road today and cased a card from the new catalog using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and fun Happy Birthday Thinlits.  This is a fabulous bundle for all of your birthday card needs...and so much more!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy DSP
Ink ~ Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Layering Circle Framelits, Happy Birthday 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!


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Friday, June 2, 2017

#TGIFC110 Color Challenge! Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Basic Black!

Happy Friday stampin' friends!

I made it through my first week at my new job and I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it!  Everyone has been so kind and welcoming!  Being at home with my boys after school and not working is pretty awesome.  And having time to stamp in the mornings is just the best thing ever!

I had time create a card for today's  TGIF Color Challenge using the new At Home with You stamp set...there are so many possibilities with this stamp set and coordinating framelits!
 

Aren't these colors amazing together!  I would have never though to put them together, but I LOVE them!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ At Home with You
Other Supplies ~ At Home Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Be sure to stop by TGIF Challenges and play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why, Thank You ~ HSSSC265

Happy Tuesday stampers! 
 
Did you all have a nice weekend?  It was beautiful here ALL weekend and we took full advantage of it!  We spent some time at the new pool in town, some time in our own pool and lots of time with family and friends just having fun.  It was the first weekend in a long time that we didn't have a million things going on.  This was just what we needed, especially with the new changes coming our way with my new job :-)
 
I am very hopeful that my stamping time will increase with my new job because I will be working fewer hours...hooray!  I was happy to get in some stamping time over the weekend, which included today's card for the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Skech Challenge this week!
I kept my design pretty simple for a thank you card for my son's pre-school teacher.  This is his last year before hitting elementary school...I'm not sure I'm ready for this!  But he sure is!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Pieces & Patterns
Other Supplies ~ 3/4" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Enamel Shapes
 
This pattern in the Pick a Pattern DSP is perfect for a teacher card!  This is one of my favorite DSP's in the new catalog!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, May 26, 2017

#TGIFC109 Designer Inspiration - Rochelle Blok

Happy Friday stampin' friends!  It's a very happy Friday for me because it's my last day of work!!  I start my new job on Tuesday, which will only last a few weeks and then I will be off for the summer with my boys....HOORAY!!!
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Not only am I celebrating my new job, but I'm celebrating with TGIF Challenges Designer Inspiration today too!  We are spotlighting the amazing Rochelle Blok.  I spent so much time looking through her blog and was blown away by her creativity!  I was drawn to one of her current creations and just had to CASE her design!
 
Of course I had to add a chicken to mine though...being the crazy chicken lady I am these days!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Wood Textures DSP, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Wood Words
Other Supplies ~ Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured EF, Subtles Enamel Shapes
 
Time for me to get to work and wrap up the end of my career at the Walla Walla Clinic!  I'm so excited to be moving on to my new job with the school district!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday To You






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!

Thanks for joining us for our hop this week!  We took a little break over Mother's Day weekend, but we are back and happy to be creating again!

My stamping time has been so limited lately and my creative mojo is nowhere to be found!  I struggled with this card so much and am not in love with it, but I'm happy to have inked up some new stamps in a few of the new In-Colors!

Supplies Use:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Berry Burst
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
I do LOVE the new In-Colors!  And hopefully with a bit more stamping in my future, I'll be loving my creations again too :-)
 

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!


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Delightful Daisy Birthday - #TGIFC108

It's finally Friday and I finally stamped...this makes for a pretty fabulous Friday!
 
What will make it even better? How about an all new TGIF Challenges Sketch?
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Since it seems like it's been FOREVER since I've stamped, I kept things pretty clean and simple.  And I am LOVING the new Lemon Lime Twist color, especially with Dapper Denim! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Dapper Denim
Stamp Sets ~ Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Daisy Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels
 
Don't you love the daisy?!?  I can't wait to make a cute little flower arrangement with the punch!
 
Be sure to join in the fun over at TGIF!!
 
Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!
 
 


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tasty Birthday Treats

Happy Tuesday stampers!  It has been too long since I've ink any stamps up :-(  Our lives have been so crazy busy lately...my stamps are starting to get dusty!  That should hopefully be changing soon though!
Thankfully I have the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge to give me a reason stamp!
These fun summery colors called for a yummy ice cream cone!  My son claimed they looked good enough to eat!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamp Set ~ Cool Treats
Ink ~ Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats Washi Tape
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and join along in the fun!  We love to see what you create!
 


Monday, May 8, 2017

Pieces & Patterns & Dinosaur's - OH MY!

Happy Monday stampin friends!
 
Between a full day of baseball on Saturday and stamp club on Sunday, I didn't have much time for stamping this weekend, but I did manage to get one card, thanks to this month's fun SSINK Card Sketch!
And even though I only had time to make one card, I had the chance to play with a few of my pre-order items!  The Pieces & Pattern's stamp set and fun Pick a Pattern DSP paper were perfect for a birthday card for my son's friend who has a birthday this week!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry
Stamp Sets ~ Pieces & Patterns, No Bones About It
Other Supplies ~ Seaside Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, 2016-2018 Enamel Shapes
 
I love that the No Bones About It stamp set paired well with the cute dino in the new Pieces & Patterns stamp set!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cheers to Summer ~HSS263 Inspiration Challenge

Hello stamping friends...happy Tuesday!

Are you all {not so} patiently waiting for summer like I am?  After the horribly long and cold winter we had, I would have been happy to skip all of our cold and rainy spring and jump right in to summer!  Hopefully by the end of the month we'll be hitting some warmer temps and seeing more of the sun!

Until then, how about a little summer fun with the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge?!?

Is your mouth watering?!? The popsicles and ice cream and refreshing fruity drinks and watermelon...I can't wait!  The tasty looking drinks had me inking up my Mixed Drinks stamp set with some fun summer colors! 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack
Ink ~ Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush
Stamp Set ~ Mixed Drinks
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Cheers to you today and happy stamping!
 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pop of Paradise ~ 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!

Thanks for joining us for our hop this week!  We took a little break over Easter weekend, but we are back and happy to be creating again!

I went through and pull out all of my retiring items over the weekend...always a sad time :-(  But it gave a chance to look at what I have that is staying around for another year and give some love to some stamps that I haven't inked up in a while.

Pop of Paradise was one of the sets that caught my eye, so I inked it up and had some fun fussy cutting!  Do you spy a new color on this card?!?!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Pop of Paradise
Other Supplies ~ Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold Metallic Thread
 
I kind of forgot how cute this set is!  I always love anything with flamingos!
 

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!


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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!