Friday, September 13, 2019

Hello Little One

Happy Friday stamping friends!  It's a Freshly Made Sketches  Friday....the perfect way to kick off the weekend!
Now that my boys are older, I find myself not creating baby cards as often as I used to.  Knowing that there are several little ones who will soon be making their way in to the world, I am doing my best to work ahead!
I love, love, LOVE the adorable Little Elephant stamp set and coordinating Elephant Builder Punch!  It's too cute and perfect for a new baby card!
Isn't the Denim Ribbon the best?!?!  It is so versatile and works for so many cards!  And look at those cute little elephant ears!  I stamped the fun stitched boarder in Petal Pink and punched them out for just the right splash of pink, working for a baby boy or a baby girl.  The Tufted 3D embossing folder isn't quite available yet in the new style of embossing folders, but I'm still happily using the older style and loving it on this card.  It reminds me of a baby blanket my youngest had!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Whisper White
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Petal Pink
Stamp Set ~ Little Elephant
Other Supplies ~ Elephant Builder Punch, Stitched Shapes, Tufted 3D EF, Denim Ribbon

One baby card down...a few more to go!  Hopefully I can find some time this weekend to get a few more made!

Until my next post...have a great Friday!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

All the Good Things

Happy Tuesday friends!  It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have a fun sketch challenge for you!
Fall weather seems to have hit us, but I'm not sure it is here to stay. But after some pretty warm days last week, it's nice to have some cooler temps.  I'm a summer girl at heart, but I do love the beginning of fall and all of the beautiful colors that begin to appear.  Those colors inspired the pretty bouquet of country flowers.

I'm feeling pretty thankful for all the good things today.  My momma had surgery yesterday and all went well...something to be very thankful for!  She's at home resting and on her way to recovery.  
Supplies ~ Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink ~ Blackberry Bliss, Memento, Stampin' Blends:  Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Country Home
Other Supplies ~ Nesting Dies, Braided Linen Trim, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Silver Metallic Pearls

Before I fussy cut the flowers, I outlined the image in Pool Party.  This gives a bit more of an outline to follow and helps fill in the spots that I can't quite get my scissors into.  Fun little tip for those who love to fussy cut like me!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope to be back later this week with more to share.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Swirly Thank You

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We have another fabulous hop in store for you this week!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...we promise you will love them all!

I held my monthly card class over the weekend and I was struggling to come up with ideas for my last two cards.  I had no problem coming up with ideas using some of my new items from the 2019   Holiday Catalog, but deciding on what stamp sets to use from the Annual Catalog had me stumped!  Since I was running short on time, I grabbed the adorable Sweetly Swirled stamp set and had a cute card in no time!

I love the swirly circle and ovals...they are so FUN!  And the little leaves and flowers...LOVE!  I used the swirly circles to create the background and the swirly oval for the flowers and sentiment, then added a few strips of paper in colors to coordinate with the flowers.  Quick, easy and simply swirly!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Terracotta Tile
Ink ~ Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Terracotta Tile, Gray Granite
Stamp Set ~ Sweetly Swirled
Other Supplies ~ Layering Ovals, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestone Jewels

I'm always worried about having cards that are too simple (or boring) at my class, but this card was a hit!  Everyone LOVED this stamp set!

Next up in hop is my crafty friend Cathy...her creations are always so awesome!  Or if you'd like to take a hop back, you'll find the amazingly talented Amy...I love her style!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Merry Magnolias

Oh my goodness am I happy it's Friday!  It has been a doozy of a week and my brain is FRIED!  I was excited to play along with this weeks TGIF Challenges Color Challenge...but then I realized I used the wrong color.  OOPS!
I'm pretty sure I looked at the colors and failed to actually READ the colors...which means I used Cherry Cobbler instead of Merry Merlot.  At least I still ended up with a pretty card!
Did you know that when you color the pretty magnolia's on the Magnolia Lane DSP in Cherry Cobbler, you end up with beautiful poinsettia's?  Maybe this is why my brain went with Cherry Cobbler rather than Merry Merlot!  Regardless, coloring these flowers in ANY color makes for something pretty magical!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Magnolia Lane DSP, Gold Glimmer
Ink ~ Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends
Stamp Set ~ Dashing Deer
Other Supplies ~ Frosted Bouquet, Merry Christmas, Stitched Rectangles, Magnolia Memory

Here's to a little rest and rejuvenation this weekend to help get my brain back on track!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Creativity Wrapped In Plaid

Oh my goodness!!!  The back to school craziness has hit hard and I don't even know what day it is!  But I do know that the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is now live and creativity is calling your name!  HOORAY!!
This catalog is FULL of everything you need for ALL of your holiday creating! You can take a peek at everything online or you can contact me for your very own copy of the catalog!

You will find one of my favorites, Wrapped in Plaid Suit, on pages 12-14 in the Holiday Catalog.  This suite is so adorable and SO MUCH FUN!
I'm a sucker for anything plaid, so this was one of the first bundles to jump in my cart!  And since SU is genius and allows you to purchase the entire suite as a bundle, you not only get the stamp set and punch, but you also get the DSP, beautiful ribbon, super cute little bell embellishments and beautiful Gold Mini Pizza boxes.  Everything you need for some fabulous Christmas Cards, tags and treat boxes!

Today's card features the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch and the cute little Jingle Bells.  I love the little bits of gold foil in the DSP!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Wrapped in Plaid DSP
Ink ~ Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Perfectly Plaid
Other Supplies ~ Pine Tree Punch, Laying Ovals Dies, Jingle Bells, Whisper White  Bakers Twine, Twinkle Builder Punch

I'm getting ready to place another order from the Holiday Catalog...SHHHH...don't tell my husband!  So you'll be seeing a few more fun projects in the coming weeks!

Have a great day...Wednesday, right?!?  HAHAHA!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Friendship Blessings

Happy Labor Day friends!  Today we honor all of the working people, especially those who are working while others, like myself, who have the day off.   I may have the day off from my paying job, but I will be putting in some work at home today with my boys as we prepare our chicken coop for some new chicks!  
But before we get to work, a little stamping time was a must! I snuck in just enough time to play along with Freshly Made Sketches 400th Sketch Challenge.  
I love the sample of To A Wild Rose on page 140 of the Annual Catalog.  The black and white with just a pop of color, along with this great sketch, inspired today's creation.
I was once again reminded that I forgot to add the Wide Rose dies to my order when I ordered this stamp set.  It's a good thing I love to fussy cut though! 
Doesn't the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder go so well with this stamp set?  It gave this card just the right amount of texture!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink ~ Memento, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set ~ To A Wild Rose
Other Supplies ~ Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

I have just a bit more time to sneak in some stamping before I have to wake my kiddos up and get to work...I'm going to take full advantage of it!

Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Free Bird Friday

Happy Friday stamping' friends!  Are you feeling free as a bird today?!?  This is the last holiday weekend of summer and I am ready to enjoy every minute of it...right after my staff meeting this morning!
I am still having so much fun with the Bird Ballad Suite!  I love ALL of the DSP and all of the birds are just so dang cute!  The feathers DSP pattern is my absolute favorite pattern of the pack...I need at least 100 sheets!
My stamping is pretty minimal...just the little bird, a few leaves and a simple little HELLO sentiment.  The Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder felt like the perfect background for the sweet little bird, while the fussy cut feather, tiny key trinket and linen bow were the perfect finishing touches.  
Of course I used my Stampin' Blends...I just can't stop! Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake blends were just the right colors for this little guy.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Bird Ballad DSP
Ink ~ Basic Gray, Memento, Stampin' Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Free As A Bird
Other Supplies ~ Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Dies, Bird Ballad Trinkets, Linen Thread

As soon as I'm done with my staff meeting, we headed to the lake for the day.  I'm looking forward to a fun and relaxing family day!

Have a fantastic Friday and amazing weekend!

Happy Stamping!