Friday, September 22, 2017

#tgifc126 Technique Week - It's a Fancy Fold!

Happy Friday stamping friends!
 
We are getting fancy over at TGIF Challenges with some Fancy Folds!
I'll be honest...my cards are typically the standard fold and far from fancy.  But I was reminded with this card just how fun the different folds can be!
 
I made this card for my momma's birthday, which is coming up on Monday.  I made a little gift card holder inside the second fold of the card so I can tuck her birthday gift card inside :)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Cajun Crazy, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets ~ Painted Harvest, Rose Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Leaf Punch, Soft Sky Ribbon
 
I absolutely LOVE the sunflower image in this stamp set! The two step stamping almost makes it look 3D!
 
Be sure to see what the rest of the amazing TGIF design team has created and join in the fancy fold fun with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #273

Hello happy stampers and welcome to Tuesday!
 
Fall is here for sure in my part of the world and we have a beautiful color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments that is perfect for some warm fall creations!
 
I created a quick and easy background using some of the circular stamps from the Paisleys and Posies stamp sets.  Add a simple sentiment and a few extra scraps and voila...my card is complete!  I love it when a card comes together so quickly!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Dapper Denim, Copper Foil Paper
Ink ~ So Saffron, Dapper Denim, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets ~ Paisleys and Posies
Other Supplies ~ Paisleys Framelits, Copper Thread
 
These are not colors I usually use together, but you can bet I will be again soon!  I love this color combination!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Celebrating 100 ~ 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!

Can you believe this is our 100th post?!?!  I have loved EVERY SINGLE hop with this talented group of stamping friends and cant wait to see what the next 100 hops bring!

I got to celebrate the birthday of our very own Wendy Weixler last weekend at the happiest place on Earth, AKA Disneyland!  We celebrated her birthday by running 19.3 miles...crazy, right?!?!   Other than the extreme heat during the 1/2 marathon on Sunday, we had so much fun and made SO MANY fun memories!!  And being the HUGE Disney freak that Wendy is, of course I had to make her a Mickey and Minnie card.   And I just realized in looking at the photo of the card that I forgot to add the ears...DUH!!!  Oh well...it still turned out pretty darn cute!


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink ~ Real Red, Crushed Curry, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Holly Berry Builder, Balloon Bouquet, Brights Enamel Dots
 
Thanks for hopping with us today!  And if you have been hopping with us since the beginning...THANK YOU!!!
 
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, September 8, 2017

#tgifc124 - Sketch Challenge Week

It's FriYAY!!!
 
And we all know what that means!  It's time for an all new TGIF Sketch Challenge!
I've been itching to use the adorable new Cat Punch and this weeks sketch was perfect for it!  I kept things pretty simple as I plan on using this for my card club this month and needed a card that was on the quick and easy side!  I'm pretty sure my club ladies will love it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Cat Punch, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Lots of Labels Freamelits
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges to see all of the amazing design team creations then join us in the fun and share your creation too!
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments #272 Inspiraiton Challenge

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday!
 
Summer break has officially come to an end and I ended it on a very happy note!  I spent the weekend at Disneyland running the Disney 10K and Disney half marathon.  It was VERY hot, but the races were so much fun that we almost forgot how hot it was...ALMOST!
 
I have had an amazing summer with my family and enjoy many summer fun days, but I will say that I am ready for some cooler fall weather to come our way.  I think we are still a ways off from it cooling down much, but I know it's coming!
 
This weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge has me dreaming of fall for sure!  Look at all of these yummy fall images!
With fall comes all things pumpkin spice...my favorite!  So of course I had to make a pumpkin spice coffee card!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Painted Autumn DSP, Vellum
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Merry Café, Coffee Café, Timeless Textures
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Copper Trim, White Embossing Powder
 
I hope you all have a fabulous summer and made some fun memories with your family! 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, August 25, 2017

#TGIFC122 Technique Challenge - Watercolor Image

Hip, hip hooray!  It's Friday, which not only means the weekend is here, but it also means it's time for an all new TGIF Technique Challenge!
This week we are watercoloring the main images we have stamped.
 
I have had the Rose Wonder stamp set for well over a year and this is the first time I've used it? WHY oh WHY did I wait so long!  The large rose is beautiful and was fun to watercolor.  It's a simple card, but with an image this big, you don't need much more!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ VersaMark, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Rose Wonder
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder, Rose Garden Thinlits, Pearl Basic Jewels
 
I seem to have been on a sympathy card kick lately...they are always good to have on hand, but I hope I don't have to use any of them soon!
 
Here's to a Happy Friday to all of you!
 
And, as always, happy stamping!


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Carols of Christmas 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!

We took a little break after our last hop, but we are excited to be back today and sharing our creations with you again!

I always look forward to the Holiday Catalog preorder every year because it always means a new stamp set with a deer, elk or moose!  As some of you know, my husband is a VERY avid hunter, so I make him a birthday card every year with a deer, elk or moose on it!  Today just happens to be his birthday, so I am sharing a quick little card I made for him.  I won't be able to give it to him until Tuesday though because he and our boys are living one of their dreams right now!  They are in Williamsport PA watching the Little League World Series!  Our 12 year old Walla Walla Valley All-Star team is representing the Northwest and all of my boys were lucky enough to go watch a few games.  It has been so much fun talking to them every night as they share this amazing event together.  I'm pretty sure this is the best birthday present my hubby has ever had!

 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Card Front Builder Thinlits, Burlap Ribbon
 
I love the starry sky and little deer silhouette!

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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