Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello Love ~ Sneak Peek

Hello friends!!  I feel like I've been away waaaaayyyyy to long and I miss all of you!  I was so happy to have some extra time to stamp this morning before the rest of the house woke up. 
I could not resist the cute hostess set Hello Love when I placed my pre-order a couple of weeks's so cute!!!!  And guess what?!?!?  Y'all only have a few more days to wait until you can get your hands on stuff from the new catty too...YIPPEE!!!
I love that this set coordinates with the Word Bubbles framelits! 
 And don't you love the plumb little birdie on the inside?!?!  He makes me smile :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Moonlight DSP
Ink ~ Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Jet Black StazOn
Stamp Set ~ Hello Love (Hostess Set)
Other Supplies ~ Word Bubbles Framelits, Blender Pens
I'm hoping to re-join the blogging world on a more regular basis than I have the past couple of weeks.  Baseball season is winding down, school is almost out and I am just about done with my Display Board projects....yay!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Celebrating 39 Years ~ Monday Montage

Hello and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I hope you are all enjoying each and every moment this weekend and doing something fun or relaxing...and don't forget stamping!  I know our Monday Montage crew got in some stamping this weekend and we are here to share it with you today!

Today my parents are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary...Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!  My parents marriage has been a huge inspiration to me and my hubby...they give us so much to look up to!

I pulled out one of my favorite sets for their card...Everything Eleanor.  I {heart} this set! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink ~ Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Stamp Set ~ Everything Eleanor, Dictionary
Other Supplies ~ Pearl Basics Jewels, Crochet Trim, Denim Jean Ribbon
The new Blendabilities color beautifully on the pearls...I have found a new obsession!  And can I just say that I am sad to see the Crochet Trim and Denim ribbon go away :-(  These are two of my favorites...but the new ribbon is pretty amazing, so I think I'll live.
Now it's time to hop on over to Cathy's blog for another awesome're sure to love it!  Or if you prefer to hop backwards, you can head on back to Amy's project...she inspires me each and every week!  Either way, just make sure you make the whole loop and don't miss any of us.  And don't forget to leave us some love on our blogs...we love hearing from you!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hello Winter

And I don't mean Winter the season...I mean Winter the dolphin!
Last month my family vacationed in Clearwater Florida, home of Winter the dolphin from the movie Dolphin Tale.  If you haven't seen it,  you must!  It's a great family of our favorites.  My boys were so excited to go to the aquarium and see everything just as it was on the movie.  My youngest still tells everyone he saw "Dolphin Tale" :-)
I got some fun pictures during our visit and used this months sketch over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to create this fun layout in MDS.
If you've seen the movie, you will recognize the picture I used as my background doing this on my pages!
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to be back again this week with something else to share...I'm still knee deep in Display Board samples, but I'm on a roll and hope to have them done in a few more days :-)
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Truly Grateful Father

Hi friends and Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another fabulous sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. 
This is a great sketch that you can either keep really simple or have fun and step it up a bit.  I went with a clean and simple look with my card...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets ~ Truly Grateful, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Oval Framelits, Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine
I am so happy Truly Grateful is sticking in "wheat country", I get a lot of requests (as I did for this card) for cards with wheat on them.  Stamped in the new Hello Honey color, it's just perfect!
Now head on over and check out the rest of the creations from the design team. and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sea Street Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday friends!  I don't know about all of you, but I had one crazy, full moon week and I am embracing the weekend with arms wide open!  The weekend is looking to be a busy one for my little family, but it's gonna be a FUN one!
I had a chance to play with a few more of our sneak peek items from the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! catalog and Sea Street was my most favorite set!  I love this little octopus...even if he was kind of a stinker to cut out :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Maritime DSP*, Window Sheet
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Sea Street*
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Neutrals Candy Dots
*2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog
Isn't he fun?!?!?  And the DSP...LOVE it!
In addition to my sneak peak order, I also got my Convention Display Board Stamper box o' goodies too, soooo....if I seem a bit quiet over the next few weeks working on some fun things that I can't share quiet yet!
Off to get in a bit more stamping before the day gets crazy!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A is for Apple...

...and E is for e-cutter!
Head on over to Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to check out the details on creating this fun apple box for your favorite teacher!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rubber Ducky...

...You're the One!
Yep, had that song running through my head the whole time I was working on today's card :-)
I finally had some time to stamp for fun this morning and play along with Freshly Made SketchesIt feels like forever since I've stamped just for fun and let me tell you, it felt good!  And playing with new paper and stamps made it even better! 
Here is the sketch for this week:
And here is my take:
I love this little duck and just had to stamp him a few more times on the inside of the card...quack, quack! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Lullaby*
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Sets ~ Something for Baby*, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine*
*2014-2015 Catalog
So, I had to cheat and use Crushed Curry instead of the NEW Hello Honey ink...I'm {impatiently} waiting for a special box to get here with all of the new In-Color ink pads!  Hoping to have them in my hot little hands by the end of the week :-)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Blended Bloom Birthday

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend...I know I did!  It's the second Monday of the month, which means it's time for a new sketch over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration. 
I'm in the middle of reorganizing my craft room (thanks Cynthia!) and was doing my best not to get more stuff out, so I used what I already had sitting on my desk...Blended Bloom and the Blendabilities Markers.  I promise to post something different next time!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink ~ Tuxedo Black Memento*, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities*, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets ~ Blended Bloom, Label Love
Other Supplies ~ Label Bracket Punch, Artisan Label Punch
Be sure to head on over and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations and don't forget to play along!  We love to see what we INKspire you to CREATE!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day ~ Monday Montage

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!  Welcome back to another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Thanks for joining us once again...we love sharing our creations with you :-) 

I finally had a chance to sit down with some of my new goodies after neglecting them all week long.  As you can see, I did get some of the new - and awesome - Blendabilities....LOVE them!  I need LOTS of practice with them, but I'm not off to a horrible start with them.  I know we've seen a ton of creations with this begging-to-be-colored Blended Bloom stamp too, but I just couldn't help myself!  And the best part?!?  My momma loved it :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Tuxedo Black Memento*, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin' Blendabilities*
Stamp Set ~ Blended Bloom, April Paper Pumpkin
Other Supplies ~ Project Life Corner Punch
*Sneak Peek from 2014-2015 Catalog

And because it's Mother's Day, I have to share a few fun pictures of my Mother's Day festivities from this morning.  My boys and I did a Color Run together and had SO MUCH FUN!  I had hopes of getting these on to an MDS page, but we all had too much fun outside today to come inside!

Wishing all of the amazing mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!
Now it's time to hop on over to Cathy's blog for another awesome're sure to love it!  Or if you prefer to hop backwards, you can head on back to Amy's project...she inspires me each and every week!  Either way, just make sure you make the whole loop and don't miss any of us.  And don't forget to leave us some love on our blogs...we love hearing from you!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Burlap and Sun ~ Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to May's edition of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  This month we're all getting punchy!  We're here to show off our punches with some fun and fabulous punch art creations.
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number seven on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop -  If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I've been wanting to make a new summer-time wreath for my front door and what says summer better than sunflowers?!?  I was really bummed about the Blossom Builder punch being retired, but then I remembered that it was still available in MDS and I could use my e-cutter to cut them out....WOOHOO!!! Wanna know what's even better?  You can make the size of the punch bigger or smaller in MDS to fit your needs.   With a few clicks of my mouse, I had a full sheet of petals and quickly cut them out to create these bright and cheerful sunflowers.
I put the flowers on an easy, and fun to make, burlap wreath (thanks to my BFF, Erica, for bringing me the supplies from the big city craft saved my bacon friend!)  I still feel like this may need a little something else, but haven't quiet figured out what yet.  Feel free to share any suggestions when you leave me some love :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Other Supplies ~ MDS Blossom Builder Punch, Silhouette e-cutter, ALL Circle Punches, Basics Glimmer Brads
Now hop on over to Diana's blog and see what she's so punchy about today!
And don't forget to hop all the way won't be disappointed!
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  2. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  3. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  4. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  5. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Simple Stippled Birthday ~ HSSCC185

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have a color challenge for you! 
I kind of cheated (just a little) and used a couple other colors here...can you forgive me?!?!  I have to say, I love a little grunge with pretty flowers and I am super-duper sad that Off the Grid is going away :-(  Be may see it a lot in the next few weeks!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink ~ Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Sets ~ Stippled Blossoms, Off the Grid, Memorable Moments
I'm anxiously awaiting a delivery from my favorite man in brown this afternoon...NEW stamps will soon be in the house!!!   I see a late night of stamping ahead of me :-)
Now head on over to check out the rest of the amazing creations from the rest of the design team!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Blooming Birthday Wishes ~ SSInk May Color Challenge

Happy Monday and welcome to this months color challenge over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!
I am sad to see Summer Starfruit leaving...while this was a color that I was a bit intimidated by at first, I quickly grew to love it!  And Summer Starfruit with Midnight Muse...LOVE!  Which colors are you sad to see go?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Ink ~ Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
Stamp Sets ~ Blooming with Kindness
Other Supplies ~ Gold Bakers Twine, Mosaic Embossing Folder
Now head on over to check out the rest of the creations from the design team and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gingham Garden Mother's Day

Happy May Day!!! 
Mother's Day is sneaking up on me in a hurry this year...time is going by way to fast! Before I know it, school will be out...can't wait for summer!
Some of the talented ladies over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are sharing some fabulous Mother's Day cards today, so be sure to check them out.
I'm still doing my best to use all of my soon-to-be-retiring products before they are gone and the Gingham Garden DSP is one of my favorites.  I love the bright and pretty colors...perfect for a Mother's Day Card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Stamp Sets ~ My Mother, Petite Petals
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Happy Stamping!