Monday, June 30, 2014

Everybody Loves Sweet Lou

Hi stamping friends and welcome to a new week...stars and stripes week!  I love the 4th of July!  I'm looking forward to the upcoming, fireworks and fun!  Being that it is the 4th of July week, I'm planning on having some fun with stars and strips all week!
I'm kicking off the week with a new MDS layout...I've missed playing in MDS and I am happy to have a new page to add to our Family Yearbook.  Last week my older boys participated in the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball Camp and loved every single minute of it!  They each had their picture taken with the team mascot, Sweet Lou, or Onion Guy, as my little guy calls him :-)
MDS Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Summer Possibilities DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets ~ Extreme Elements, Great Sport, Game Day Baseball
Fonts ~ Arial Black, Throw My Hands Up
I enlarged the stars image from the Extreme Elements stamp brush set and cropped it for the bigger blue star.  I resized the same stamp to create the stars in the background.  I love being able to use one stamp in different ways in MDS!
Thanks for dropping by today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what I have in store for you!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hello Sequins

Hello friends and hello weekend! It's our second weekend at home where we don't have a billion different things going on and this makes me happy!  I got in a run early this morning and some time in my craft room before my kiddos woke up...this makes me happy too :-) 
I got my sparkle on this morning with some crafty inspiration from Friday Mashup...I mashed up some sequins with the fun new "hello" stamp from the Hi There stamp set...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink ~ Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Sets ~ Hi There, Dotty Angles
Other Supplies ~ Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, Oval Framelits
I love the new Venetian Crochet Trim....LOVE it!  Added to the flip side of the Natural Chevron Ribbon...swoon! 
Here's a little peek of the inside of the card...I love the Dotty Angles stamp set to dress up the inside of the cards. 
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and find a little time to get creative!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Enjoy the Adventure

Hooray!!  We made it to Friday!  It has been one crazy week for about you?  I think my subconscious must have been telling me something when I decided to create a card each day using the Life's Adventure stamp set, because we have had one heck of an adventurous week!  Between running my boys to and from baseball game and going into work for interviews, I feel like I've spent most of my time in my car this week. 
Yesterday was my day off (if you don't count having to go in for another interview) and my boys were itching to go to the bike and skate track.  So after the little man got up from his nap, we all loaded up in the truck and headed to the track, only to find the skate track FULL of older kids, which kind of intimidated my twins.  We decided to check out the other skate park on the other side of town, even though it didn't have a bike track for my little dude, and found it to be nearly empty...score!  The big boys were having a blast riding their scooters, the dog was happily chasing her ball and the little dude was happy to ride his bike around the ball fields.  After a bit, my youngest decided he wanted to go watch his brothers ride their scooters.  It all went downhill from there...and in a hurry!  My little man has NO FEAR and decided to run up one of the ramps, not realizing that the concrete is very smooth, slipped and split his chin wide open!  Needless to say, our trip to the skate park came to an end :-(  We all loaded up and headed to the fire station so my hubby could bandage him up...thank goodness it wasn't deep enough to warrant stitches.  My twins were a bit upset that we had to end our visit to the skate park, but we made it up to them with a trip to our favorite fro-yo place after dinner.  Our lives are ALWAYS an adventure!
I'm wrapping up the week with a card that seems pretty fitting for our adventure yesterday and playing a long with a couple of my favorite challenges!  The sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches and the color combo comes from Colour Me! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Sweet Taffy, Confetti Celebration
Ink ~ JetBlack StazOn, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Set ~ Life's Adventure, Dotty Angles
Other Supplies ~ Essentials Hardware Clips, Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine
Are you wondering where the fun little polka dots came from?  A pencil eraser!  I felt like there was just too much empty white space and didn't have any Candy Dots to add, but I had my pencil sitting next to my workspace, grabbed it, inked it up and added a little extra color! 
I hope you've all enjoyed my {Life's} Adventure week!  It's been fun for me to focus on just on stamp set.  I might give it a try again next week with another new set!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Welcome Home

Do you remember when you got your first place, all on your own?   Whether it was your first time being out on your own or purchasing your first home...such a scary and exciting time!  A friend and fellow stamper has a daughter who just moved in to her own place and asked some of us to send her some Happy Mail to welcome her to her new home...what a fun idea!
I'm still playing with Life's Adventures and the cute little house was prefect for a new home card.  Add a little MDS and e-cutter magic and voila!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, All Abloom
Ink ~ Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Mossy Meadow, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Stamp Set ~ Life's Adventure, Love This (MDS)
Other Supplies ~ Square Framelits, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Rhinestone Basics, Silhouette e-cutter
I love what MDS and my e-cutter can add to a card...the "home" stamp was the perfect addition!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rainy Day

Happy Wednesday friends!  We have a cloudy day here today, but no rain...yet!  Even on the sunniest day, we can sometimes have a rainy day...and it's ok.  Everyone has a rainy day :-)
I'm still playing with this cute Life's Adventure hostess stamp set and I love it!  So many cute images that are just begging to be colored.  And who doesn't love coloring?!?!  Especially with the new Blendabilities, which you will all be able to get your hands on soon!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP
Ink ~ Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities
Stamp Set ~ Life's Adventures
Other Supplies ~ Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Essentials Hardware Clips, Starburst Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Crystal Effects 
It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I filled in some of the raindrops with Crystal Effects...I don't use this often enough!  I love how it makes those raindrops pop off the paper a little.
Hope you don't have any rain today, but if you do, it's ok...Everyone has a rainy day!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sweet Summer Fun ~ Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Hello friends and hello Tuesday!  Summer is in full swing...kiddos having fun outside in the summer sun, swimming pools and popsicles! 
The crew over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration is having some summer fun of their own with some summer creations today.  With 3 boys who love to be outside from the time the wake up until the time their head hits the pillows, popsicles in the summer are always a fun treat!  And they just happen to be the source of my INKspiration today :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set ~ Num-Num, Hardwood
Other Supplies ~ Project Life Corner Punch, Large Polka Dot, Whisper White Bakers Twine
This was a super quick and easy card to make..and fun to boot!  I'm thinking this would be a fun project for my kids too...or maybe a kids class!
Be sure to check out the rest of design team creations and join in our Summer Fun!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday's {Life} Adventure

Happy Monday friends!  Call me crazy, but I kinda like Mondays...a time to start fresh and make plans for an adventurous week!  School may be out for my kiddos, but that doesn't mean things have slowed down.  They have baseball camp this week, so I'll be busy shuttling them back and forth during my breaks at work.  And our evenings will be filled with getting our back yard ready for grass...we live an adventured filled life :-)
Speaking of adventures, I love the new Life's Adventure hostess stamp set!  I just got it last week and grabbed it this morning since it had not made it's way into my stamp drawer yet.  (Maybe I need to leave all of my new stamps out like that so they get used!  HA!)  I started out with a totally different design in my head for this card, but it kept changing as I I just went with it and came up with this...
I was inspired by Jane's Watercolor 101 on the Stampin' Up! blog...she's so fancy!  Be sure to check out her post for some fun {and fancy} watercolor techniques!  I ran out of watercolor paper, so I used Kimberly's filter paper embossing technique...she's another fancy lady!  Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks ladies! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Filter Paper
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink , Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Other Supplies ~ Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine, Essentials Hardware Clips
Time to take advantage of some quiet time and crank out some work...wish I was stamping, but I've gotta be able to pay for new goodies, right?  Hope you have a fun and adventurous week!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Caring Flamingo ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to another fabulous edition of the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  I love this group of girls and look forward to hopping with them each and every time! 
I always look forward to seeing the new Ronald McDonald Charity House stamp set when the annual catalog is released each year.  And I absolutely LOVE this years Flamingo Lingo much fun! 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Flamingo Lingo, Kinda Eclectic
Other Supplies ~ Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine, Striped Scallop Thinlit, Petite Petals Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Scallop Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Bitty Banners
I used the Striped Scallop Thinlit to create a stencil for the background...kinda gives you the feel of the ocean waves.  If I close my eyes, I can see myself back on the warm, sandy beaches of Florida...I wanna go back...sigh.  I guess I'll make due with this card and look forward to my next trip :-)
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!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Be YOU {tiful} Friend

Happy Friday friends!  Where did this week go?!?!  It seems like Monday was  just yesterday...gotta love when the week days fly by :-)  I started my summer work schedule this week and have Thursdays off until my kiddos go back to school.  I am very lucky and blessed that my boss is such a kind hearted man and allows me to work this schedule, which allows me a little more time to have fun with my boys.
Since I didn't have to work yesterday, I was able to take advantage of some early morning stamping while everyone else slept...yay! I got two of my Convention card swaps designed and made a couple of other fun cards too.  I'm still lovin' Flower Patch and inked it up again.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Stamp Sets ~ Flower Patch, Dotty Angles
Other Supplies ~ Flower Fair Framelits, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine
Here's a little peak of the inside too...I love those fun dots! 
This card is going out to a good friend and fellow stamper who was just diagnosed with some pretty scary medical conditions...I'm hoping this will cheer her up a little and put a smile on her face.
Enjoy your weekend!!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Eclectic Kindness

Hello friends and happy Hand Stamped Sentiments Tuesday!  We've got a fun sketch for you this time..are you ready to play along?
I absolutely LOVE this stamp set!!!  The creative possibilities are endless...LOVE!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Ink ~ Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set ~ Kinda Eclectic, Everything Eleanor
Other Supplies ~ Apothecary Accents, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon
Don't you love the new In-Colors?!?!  They are so yummy and rich!
Be sure check out the rest of the team's creations and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 16, 2014


Hi friends!  Here we are, back at Monday again!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and had some good quality family time, especially if your time was spent with your dad!
Today is the first Monday of summer break and our first night of having nothing to do.  No baseball practice or game, no classes...just a full night at home.  My boys are already asking "what are we going to do tonight?"  I guess it's a good thing they do well with being busy, 'cause that's the story of our life most days!
Baseball may be over for the season, but it continues to be our favorite pastime all year long.  My twins had a great season and became quite the dynamic is a pitcher and one is a catcher.  Being able to practice ALL the time together has really paid off for them.  Today's sketch over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration inspired me to give the whole Project Life thing a shot and put together a page of Aidan's big debut on the pitchers mound.
MDS Supplies Used:
Background Paper ~ Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets ~ Decorative Overlays Chevron 2, Game Day Baseball, Everyday Adventure Project Life
Other Supplies ~ Everyday Adventure Project Life Pocket Cards
I'll admit, I was a little intimidated by Project Life at first, but they more I play around with it, the more I like it :)
Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing pages our design team has to share with you today!  We are sure to INKspire you to CREATE something...just don't forget to share it with us!
Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

All Star Dad ~ Happy Father's Day

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a DAD...Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing Dad's out there!
When I asked my boys what kind of card they wanted to make for Father's Day this year, their answer came quickly...BASEBALL!!!  It has been so awesome watching the bond between my boys and my hubby grow even stronger this year through their love of baseball.  Between my hubby helping at the boys' practice and the boys going to my hubby's practice and the countless trips down to the park to play baseball, MANY hours have been spent together sharing their love of the sport!  This year he earns the title of All Star Dad for sure!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Regals DSP Stack, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink ~ Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar
Other Supplies ~ Little Letters Thinlits, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
I hope you all enjoy your day with your Dad, even it if it's just enjoying the memories! 
Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Flamingo Friday

We made's Friday!!!  Are you ready for today?!?!  Not only is it Friday the 13th, but it's a full moon...are we in for a crazy day?  I say BRING IT!
I have a fun card to share with the new Ronald McDonald House set, Flamingo Lingo.  Did you know for each time this stamp set is sold, Stampin' Up! donates $3.00 to the RMHC?  How awesome is that?!?!?  These sets are always one of the first I purchase when a new catalog comes out :-)
Order this set TODAY (Friday, June 13th) and get FREE shipping and a FREE Bakers Twine (your choice)!!!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink ~ Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set ~ Flamingo Lingo
Other Supplies ~ Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine, Bitty Banners Framelits, Scallop Oval Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Brights Candy Dots
Doesn't this make you feel like you are sitting on a warm, sandy beach, sipping on a yummy fruity drink in a coconut shell?  A girl can dream, right?!?! 
Enjoy your day and embrace any CRAZY that comes your way!!  Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Playing Around in my Flower Patch ~ Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our final Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  I'm a little sad to see this hop come to an end, but our amazingly talented group of stampers are not parting ways :-)  You can find us over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where we have a post for you EVERY weekday.  From fun card and scrapbook sketches, to color challenges and awesome tutorials, we have a blog full of talented stampers!  Be sure to check us out if you haven't done so already!
Before we close up this hop, we are all here to share our creations with NEW Catalog Items!  Be sure to hop all the way through so you don't miss out on anything!
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 8 on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - Pam S with Stampin' in the Sun. 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 could not WAIT to order the new Photopolymer Flower Patch Stamp Set!  I'm not a huge flower fan, but this set is just so much fun.  And the fact that there are matching framelits makes it that much better! 
I found these cute little vases a while back at a local craft store and they have been sitting, empty in my living room.  My son Aidan has been bugging me for WEEKS to make some flowers to put in them and was so happy to "FINALLY" {as he told me yesterday} see them filled!
These flowers were made by stamping the images on Filter Paper and placing them on floral wire.  I stamped each image 4 times to create a fuller flower.  I wasn't sure how well they would turn out, but I was pretty happy with the end result.  I'm embarrassed to say that this is only the second time I've ever used the Filter Paper, but you can bet I'll be using it more!
The two cards I made are CASE's from page 155 in the new catalog.  I love the color combo and the Kraft paper!
Supplies Used for Flowers:
Paper ~ Filter Paper
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, , Calypso Coral, Tangelo Twist, Island Indigo
Stamp Set ~ Flower Patch
Other Supplies ~ Flower Fair Framelits, Floral Wire
Supplies Used for Cards:
Paper ~ Kraft, Whisper White
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Tangelo Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, White Craft
Stamp Set ~ Flower Patch
Other Supplies ~ Flower Fair Framelits, Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Now it's time to head on over to see what new and exciting creation Rose has for us!
Blog Hop Participant List
  1. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  2. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  3. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  6. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  7. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  8. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  9. Rose C. of Stampin' with Rose
  10. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'

Hello My {Fab Friday} Friend

Hello my fabulous friends!  It may not be Friday yet, but we are half way there....woohoo!  Even though it's not Friday, I have a fun card to share with you for the latest Fab Friday Challenge.  I love this sketch and had a lot of fun making this card!
I held on to these "HELLO" pieces left over from my Monday Montage post because I knew I would use them for something.  Never.throw.away.a.scrap!  The fun triangles in the sketch led to a whole card FULL of triangles!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Confetti Celebration DSP
Ink ~ Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Set ~ Dotty Angles, Six-Sided Sampler (MDS)
Other Supplies ~ Triangle Punch, Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack Washi Tape, Little Letters Thinlits, e-cutter, sewing machine
I love, love, LOVE the new Dotty Angles stamp much fun!!!  I feel like I'm on a total crafting high with all of my new stuff :D  I really should have taken a day or two off of work just to play!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check back in tomorrow for our FINAL Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Saves Father's Day

Hi friends and Happy Tuesday!  We made it through Monday...the rest of the week should be a cake walk, right?
I came really close to messing up Father's Day this year.  I was certain that it wasn't until June 22nd this year!  It's a good thing my mom asked me what the plan was for this upcoming weekend...that would have been bad!!!
At least I know I won't be scrambling to get Father's Day cards made, thanks to My Paper Pumpkin!  Last month's kit came with all the stuff I needed to create 4 quick and easy cards in just a matter of minutes!

Supplies Used:
May My Paper Pumpkin Kit
I love that ALL of the supplies you need are all included in the kit!  You can re-create the samples as shown in each kit, or you can let your own creativity take over and have fun! 
Want to join My Paper Pumpkin?  Simply contact me today or click HERE for more information.  For just $19.95/month, you can take the great creative escape with me every single month!  There are some new pre-paid subscription options as well...check them out!  If you sign up today before 12:00PM MDT you will receive June's kit.  What are you waiting for?!?!  Sign up today!  Just don't forget to select me as your Demonstrator :-)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Nautical Sketch

Happy Monday y'all!  I hope your weekend was great and you all had a chance to create!  It was another busy weekend for my family, but I still found a some time to sneak in some stamping.  I couldn't ignore my new box of goodies, right?!?!
Since this is the second Monday of the month, it means it's time for a new sketch over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  This sketch all but screamed cute little nautical flags to me...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Night of Navy, Maritime DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Sea Street
Other Supplies ~ Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine
I was in a bit of a CAS mood with this one, but with all of the fun patterns in this DSP, you can totally get away with it!  I love this DSP and have some fun plans for future projects...stay tuned!
Be sure to check out the rest of the awesome design team creations and don't forget to play along with us! 
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hello My Dotty Friend ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to another fabulous edition of the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  I don't know about you, but I'm really excited to see everyone's creations this go round.
I was lucky enough to get my NEW box-o-goodies on Thursday and have been in heaven playing with everything since I opened it!  I could not wait to try out the new Kraft paper...squeal!!!  I LOVE it!!!  Add some white craft ink and I'm one happy stamper :-)  I love the "Friend" card on page 125 of the new catalog and just had to CASE it...this is my version.  (And yes, I did sew on my card again...kinda having fun with that!)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Kraft Cardstock, Bermuda Bay, Confetti Celebration DSP
Ink ~ White Craft
Stamp Set ~ Dotty Angles, Six-Sided Sampler (MDS)
Other Supplies ~ Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, Little Letters Thinlits, e-cutter
So, who else was so excited for all of the new colors of Baker's Twine? I have a serious addiction to this stuff and am sure to own every single color in the near future!
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!

Friday, June 6, 2014


Happy Friday friends!!!  There are so many things to be happy for's Friday, my box of new Stampin' Up! goodies have arrived and it's graduation day!  I get so excited for all of the graduates every year...such a turning point in your life...time to take the next big leap into this big ol' world of ours and make it yours!
In honor of our local high school graduation tonight (GO Blue Devil's!) I made a card in their school colors...check it out!
I love this new Bravo Photopolymer stamp was so easy to create the subway art look!!!  And did you see...I sewed!  For anyone who knows me, and remembers the AWFUL shorts I made in the 7th grade, sewing is NOT my strong point!  But, I've been playing around with my sewing machine a bit more and love making little mini garlands for cards!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Regals DSP Stack
Ink ~ Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Bravo
Other Supplies ~ Itty Bitty Accents, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch
Congratulations to all of your graduates out there!  Be safe and have fun!
And Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hello Summertime

Hello friends and Hello SUMMER!  It may not officially be summer yet, but our warm summer weather has finally made an appearance and I LOVE it!  I love the hot summer days and wish they lasted longer than just a few months.  I keep trying to convince my husband to move some place that is warm all year long, but haven't had much luck.  I guess I'll enjoy what we have here while I can :-)
I'm still playing with some of my pre-order goodies while I {impatiently} wait for my box-o-fun to arrive, which will be tomorrow...YIPPEE!!!  Out of all of the pre-order stuff I got, my favorite stamp set has got to be Sea Street...and paired up with the coordinating Maritime DSP, it's so much fun!  I broke out my e-cutter for a little extra fun too...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red, Maritime DSO
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets ~ Sea Street, A Dozen Thoughts, Anchors Away (MDS)
Other Supplies ~ Circles Framelits, 3/4" Circle Punch, Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine, e-cutter
Don't you love those little lobsters? They make me want to take a trip back to Maine...lobster rolls...yummy!!! 
Have a great day and, as always,  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hello There

Hello There, Tuesday...happy to see you!  Did you all get your orders from the new catalog placed?  Mine is already on its way...can not wait to get it!!!
It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. I {heart} this color combo!
I have been on a major "lots of white" streak lately...maybe it's because we have been doing some major cleaning around our house and the whole "clean" thing is just taking over my world. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, 2013-2015 In-Color DSP Stack
Ink ~ Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Stamp Set ~ Hello There (Hostess Set)
Other Supplies ~ Deco Labels Framelits, Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine
Be sure to check out the rest of the creations from our design team and don't forget to join in the fun!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes

Happy {new catalog} Monday!!!  Are y'all as excited as I am about diving into a box of new catalog goodies?!?!?  My order is all ready to be placed and I hope to have a big ol' box of goodies on my doorstep in just a few days...YIPPEE!!!
While I {impatiently} wait, I will share with you a fun card I made using the latest and greatest Photopolymer stamp set, Endless Wishes.  I used the fun color combo from Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to get me started and let the creativity take over from there.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack
Ink ~ Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Stamp Sets ~ Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer, Work of Art, Positively Chevron
Other Supplies ~ Starburst Framelits, Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations with this months Color Challenge and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

World Traveler

Hello friends and happy Sunday!  I hope you have all had a great weekend so far...I know I have!  We had a day FILLED with baseball yesterday...awesome game for my twins in the afternoon and an even better Battle of the Badges (fire vs police) game last night.  I'm happy to report Fire kicked some Police booty and took home the trophy :-)  Be sure to check back later this week for a new MDS page dedicated to the big game!
Today I'm sharing a card that makes me want to pack my bags and travel the world.  Life is short...make it an adventure!  I can home school my kids while we travel, right?!? 
I used some of the yummy new In-Colors for this card...I love the richness of them!  And the new Stitched Satin Ribbon is b-e-a-u-tiful!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink ~ Jet Black StazOn, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Stamps ~ World Map, Traveler, Starburst Sayings
Other Supplies ~ Starburst Framelits, Project Life Corner Punch, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine
I recruited a little help from my hubby in tying the sailors knot...he's the king of knots at the fire station!  His skills made my world a better place :-)
Don't forget, tomorrow the NEW catalog goes live and you can order these yummy new In-Color products and EVERYTHING else on your wish list!!!
Happy Stamping!