Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Thankful Rustic Harvest

Welcome to another fabulous Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge!

I am home after a blissful week on the beaches and poolside in Cancun and back in my craft room.  It's always a little tricky to get back in the swing of things after being away on vacation, right?!?  Today's sketch challenge was just what I needed to get the creative juices flowing again.

I am in my final week of summer break...which is always bitter sweet!  In my mind, once I go back to work, summer is over and it's time for fall. The weather always says otherwise, but that isn't stopping me from some fall creations.

I absolutely love the warm fall colors in the Rustic Harvest DSP. And the black and white patterns on the flip side make it even better!
I started with the black and white diagonal stripes, adding strips of Crushed Curry DSP.  Next, I cut a piece of the gorgeous floral print of DSP, fussy cutting around the flowers for a little added touch.  

I kept things simple with an Amazing Thanks die-cut thanks for the sentiment.  I tucked in a few of the white Seasonal Sequins for a subtle touch of shimmer.  A tiny black and white butterfly cut from the DSP was the final touch.

We are far from fall with our 100+ degree temps, but fall will be here soon.  I'll be ready with some fall-friendly cards!

Be sure to join along in the fun over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Happy Friday friends and welcome to an all new TGIF Challenges Color Challenge! These colors had me thinking of a summer creation at first, but after spying the adorable Penguin Place stamp set in my collection, my mind shifted!

After creating a Bermuda Bay sea of fish, I added a couple of fishing penguins, complete with a fishing pole!  I always love it when I see a different use for a stamp in a set!

These cute little penguins needed more than just some water to fish in, so I watercolored a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Bermuda Bay, then spritzed it with a bit of water to create an icy-cool background.  I layered a piece of Melon Mambo and Pumpkin pie in the background and added a few Season Seasonal Sequins for just the right amount of bling.

We are enjoying our final days in Cancun.  It has been an amazing trip, but I can't wait to get home and back in to my craft room!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sunkissed Birthday ~ Monday Montage


Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop! I'm happy to be hopping along again after missing our last creative adventure.

As you are reading this post, I am enjoying the sunny beaches of Cancun Mexico with my family, so it only seemed fitting to create something with the beautiful Sunkissed stamp set. 

Inspired by the amazing talented Artisan Tami Hewlett, I cased one of her creations.  I absolutely love the Texture Chic DSP paired up with this stamp set.  The seashell pattern is perfect for a sun-kissed, beach-loving card!

Using the Stamparatus and Stampin' Write Markers, I inked up the palm tree image, then added a little watercolor for a beautiful beach skyline.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold to bring out the little bits of gold in the DSP.  A few gold Season Sequins and a Pool Party Sheer Ribbon finished things off quite nicely.

I'm off to cherish a week of fun in the sun, ocean and sand with my family!  Check out the rest of my craft friends and their awesome creations by clicking on the next link below.

Happy Stamping!
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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Another Year Around The Sun

Hello stampers and welcome to an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge!  I always love an inspiration challenge...it's so fun to see what everyone is inspired to create!

The adorable camper dies from the Sale-A-Bration Tree Lot Dies was perfect for today's card.  After spending a week camping in our own camper, I was inspired by the sunny camper scene and created my own summer campground.

Rays of Light was still sitting on my desk from my last project, so I inked it up again in So Saffron to create the perfect burst of sunshine. Do you spy a few extra rays?  I added a few more to the Coastal Cabana layer as well.  A die-cut a Coastal Cabana and Silver Foil camper, complete with a Sweet Sorbet banner is nestled in under the warm sunshine.

A few trees were added, along with a refreshing Pacific Point (Layering Diorama) lake.  With our 100+ degree temps, a nice cool lake sounds so good right now!

Amazing Phrases, also from Sale-A-Bration, helped to create the perfect sentiment...To another year around the sun.  What a fun birthday greeting!

I hope you'll all join along with the rest of us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and share what you were inspired to create.

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Just a Few of My Favorite Things...

Happy Friday! Welcome to the latest TGIF Challenges where we are sharing some of our favorite stamping things!  Can you guess what some of my favorite things are?

First off, I LOVE sunshine...warm sunshine, hot sunshine, cold sunshine...as long as the sun is shining, I'm a happy girl!  Rays of Light was a must have for this sun-loving momma!  Second, I love any stamp set that I can color with the Stampin' Blends.  Hippest Hippos...check!  The coordinating Hippo Dies make this stamp set even better!

And if you've been following me for a bit, you'll know that I love heat embossed sentiments that I can fussy cut.  It was love at first sight when I saw the Big Hooray stamp set.  (I threw in a little sentiment from Yeti to Party too).  And lastly...BRIGHT colors!  Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody are so good together!

What are some of your favorite stamping things?  I hope you'll join us this week and share a few of them!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Yeti Winter Wishes

It's Tuesday and time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge.  I love this color combo...it has a wintery-cool feel, which was perfect for the new Yeti to Party Stamp set.

I stamped a mountain scene, coloring them in fun shades of Orchid Oasis, Highland Heather and Pool Party.  (Why don't we have Coastal Cabana Stampin' Blends?!?!) The Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder created the perfect Coastal Cabana background for this coffee-drinking Yeti!

A Wonderful Snowflake(s) and a few 2021-2023 In-Color Opal Rounds were the only extra embellishing needed.
I am far from Yeti for winter, but this awesome color combo is one I will keep in mind as I create more wintery projects over the next few months!

Join in the fun and share your colorful creation with us!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Casting Spells

Happy Friday friends and welcome to an all new TGIF Challenges sketch challenge!

I always love a good sketch and this one gave me a great excuse to pull out the new Best Witches stamp set and Black & White DSP.  4th of July is over, so it's time to start decorating for Halloween, right?!?!  Just kidding...I hold off on Halloween decorations until at least mid September, but I can still have fun creating cards now and being ready when it rolls around!

I love Parakeet Party with the Black & White DSP, especially mixing a couple of the patterns.  I colored the witches dress in Fresh Freesia to add a bit more color.  This is such a fun Halloween color combo!

If you love to color like I do, Best Witches is a must have for your Halloween creating this fall!

Join along in the fun and play along with our sketch challenge.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Happy Stamping!

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