Friday, June 14, 2024

Sending a Big Hug

It's Friday and you know what that all new TGIF Challenges!  This week we have a fun sketch for you to play along with.  Keep it clean and simple or dress it up...either way, we can't see what everyone is inspired to create!

I opted for a clean and simple card today.  I'm wrapping up the end of my school year, so I need all the simple I can get in my life right now!  These cute sea lions from Hearts & Hugs were just begging to be colored.  Don't you just want to hug them?

I blended and splattered a little Summer Splash and stamped some Petunia Pop behind these love {sea}lions.  The banner die from the coordinating dies went along with the sketch perfectly.  Since it was a shorter sentiment, I popped the middle of the banner up.  And for good measure, I added a few Petunia Pop paper hearts.

I'll be sending this big hug out to someone soon!

Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Thank You For Being A Friend

How often do you thank a friend for being a friend?  I know I don't do it often enough!  Thanks to the Friends for Life bundle, I can send cards to all of my friends to let them know how grateful I am for them!
Playing along with the latest Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge and Global Design Projects color challenge (Peach Pie, Shy Shamrock and Petunia Pop), this was a quick, easy and colorful card to create!
I die cut various patterns of the In Color DSP with the Stylish Shapes circles, adding some coordinating In Color Resin Dots.  The sentiment was super easy thanks to the fun Friends for Life stamps and dies!
Did you make it though this post without singing the Golden Girls theme song?  I bet not!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Up, Up and Away with Benji

Welcome to an extra special Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  This month we are taking Angie McKenzie's sweet pup, Benji, on a trip around the world with us. We are sharing a bit about where we are from, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an exciting trip!

I'm from a town so nice they named it twice...Walla Walla!  We are located in the southeastern corner of Washington state and summer has officially arrived!  Every year during Mother's Day weekend, hot air balloons from all around the United States come for the annual Balloon Stampede.  It is my favorite event of the year, so I thought it would be fun to share the experience with Benji!

I created a bright and cheerful scrapbook page and a card using the Something for Everything and Say Something Ephemera Packs, along with the Full of Life DSP.  How fun are these?!?

For the scrapbook page, I cut some squares of the Full of Life DSP and placed them in a pattern that reminded me of some of the hot air balloons. Bits and pieces from the Ephemera Packs added a little extra fun to the page and required no stamping! The picture is from the Nite Glow this year. As the sun goes down, the tethered balloons light up the night.  Isn't it beautiful Benji?

I had so much fun with the scrapbook page that I kept going and made a card to go along with it!  How fun is this pattern of DSP?!?

It's time to take off to go visit Leonie in Australia!  Safe travels Benji!

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Seaside Wishes

Welcome to an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge!

This sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to ink up the gorgeous Seaside Wishes stamp set AND play with the Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing Folder.

I stamped the large sand dollar on Basic White in Basic Beige, along with a few Calypso Coral starfish and some Crumb Cake splatters.

A Basic Beige sand dollar was cut using the hybrid embossing folder...the texture is amazing!  Wanting to bring in some more color, I cut some of the other sea life in Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana.
The So Swirly embossing folder added an ocean-like favorite place to be!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Cutest Cows Ever


Hello friends!  It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Hop along and see what all of my crafty friends have to share with you!

I was super happy the Cutest Cows carried over to the Annual Catalog because it is so CUTE!

I created a rustic barn door from the Country Woods DSP. This awesome design came from Cindy's Crafty Carrot tutorial in May. (If you haven't seen it, find them on Facebook!). I stamped and colored the cows with the Stampin' Blends, along with the sunny sunflowers and a little baby rooster! 

The sweet little sentiment was stamped in Memento on a Stylish Shapes circle and a few Textured Dots were just what the barn door needed.  And you can't have a farm card without some sort of Linen Thread, right?!!

Hop on over to see what our friend Charlet has created.  I promise you will love it!
Happy Stamping!

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