Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kinda Eclectic ~ Convention Display Samples

I'm back again with another round of Inspire.Create.Share 2014 Display Board Samples.  This time I am sharing the scrapbook page I made using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set....this was by FAR my favorite stamp set and one my most favorite scrapbook pages ever!  This page didn't make it on to the Display Boards, but I hope it found a home somewhere for others to see :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Lullaby DSP
Ink ~ Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Stamp Set ~ Kinda Eclectic
Other Supplies ~ Silhouette e-cutter and MDS
Be sure to follow our Pinterest board to see all of the samples!
2014 Convention Display Stampers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Birthday Boy

My sweet baby boy turns 3 today!  Birthday's are always so bitter sweet for this momma!  I love to see them grow up and change over the years...I just wish it didn't happen so fast!
I recently learned out to create a multi photo layout using one picture and decided to give it a shot with this page.  I used my son's newborn picture for this and added one for each year below it.
I used the Best Birthday Yet kit for this page.  I loved the colors and fun embellishments!
One more page added to my family year that I can do that in such a short amount of time and end up with such fun pages!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping...and memory keeping!

Pictogram Hello

Happy Tuesday friends!  It's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge!  This time we have an inspiration challenge for of my favorites!  I'm sure many of you, including myself, spend lots of time cruising through Pintrest, looking for inspiration from amazing cards others have pinned, but do you ever pull your inspiration from a picture?  It's a fun way to challenge your creativity!! 
The beautiful shades of blue really inspired me, as well as the vases with flowers...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Pictogram Punches, Hi There
Other Supplies ~ Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Hand Held Punches, Crystal Effects
Now it's your turn to show us what YOU were inspired to create!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Calling All {Super} Heros

It's Masculine Monday over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and I have a mini-man masculine card to share today :-)
My son turns 3 tomorrow, but we have been celebrating his birthday since Saturday. From a day at the river on Saturday to a day at the waterpark yesterday, I have a feeling he's going to spend his actual birthday crashed on the couch!
But hopefully he's not too exhausted to enjoy his new fancy Spider-Man bike and matching Spider-Man card though :) I was excited to use this fun photopolymer stamp set, Calling All Heros...perfect for all the boys in my family.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of a Navy, Whisper White
Ink ~ Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Crushed Curry, StazOn
Stamp Set ~ Calling All Heros
Other Supplies ~ Whisper White Bakers Twine

Wishing you all a happy Monday and happy stamping!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Thanks

I have my final two cards I made for he Display Boards using the Seasonally Scattered stamp set, which will be available in the Holiday Catalog.
I received the Park Lane DSP in my Display Stamper box and this was the first card I used it the warm fall colors!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Park Lane DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink ~ Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Seasonally Scattered
Other Supplies ~ Oval Framelits, Itty Bitt Accents Punch Pack, Mini Brads embossed gold
 I kept this next card pretty simple...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Soft Suede,
Stamp Set ~ Seasonally Scattered
Other Supplies ~ Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Be sure to follow our Pinterest board to see all of the samples!
2014 Convention Display Stampers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Your Creative Escape Awaits

You've all heard about've all seen the cute projects every month...but you haven't subscribed yet.  What are you waiting for?!?!  Now is the perfect time to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin!  When you subscribe between now and September 10th using promo code HALFOFF2 you will get your first two months at 50% off!  After that, keep on creating for only $19.95 + tax per month.  You won't be disappointed! 
Here is a look at July's Wish Big kit:
The Wish Big Kit contains supplies needed to create 6 cards (envelopes included), 6 adorable Blackberry Bliss striped boxes, stickers, stamps, ink and ribbon.  All you'll need is your favorite adhesive and glue!  Tons of fun in that bright red box!
Want a sneak peek at September's kit?!?
How stinkin' cute is this?!?!  Perfect little treat bags for all of your favorite goblins and ghosts this Halloween!
So, what are you waiting for?  Subscribe today and by this time next month you will have your very own shiny red box sitting in your mail box!  Don't forget to list me as your demonstrator when you sign up :-)
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Decor

Whew...I made it through Monday!  Nothing like being thrown right back in to reality after a week of vacation.  Hubby got called in for overtime, back to work and back to full time mommy-mode!  While I had an amazing time in SLC, I can honestly say I am happy to be home with my hubby and boys and back in to our normal crazy routine.
I have a couple more Display Board Samples to share with you today, again with the upcoming Seasonally Scattered Stamp set.
First up is a fun little piece for Christmas.  I stamped the Merry image and put it inside a left over frame from April's Paper Pumpkin kit.  The little snowflakes were cut out using my e-cutter and the Snowflake Punch from MDS...stitched together with a few punched out circles, the cute garland was the perfect added touch. 
Next up is a little muslin bag of love!  I stamped the Love sentiment from Seasonally Scattered right on the bag (which may have taken me a time or two to get it just right!) and added some fun heart and circle garland to dress it up.
Both of these projects were quick, easy and lots of fun!
Be sure to follow our Pinterest board to see all of the samples!
2014 Convention Display Stampers

Monday, July 21, 2014

Celabrate July ~ SSInk Scrapbook Sketch came way too quick!  It's back to reality after a week in Salt Lake City with all of my bestest stampin' friends!  Between staying with the amazing Wendy (Wickedly Wonderful Creations) and meeting up daily with many of the SSInk girls, I'm in a very happy place!  It was so good to see my dear friend Cynthia (Ink-a-Doodle) again too...once a year is just never enough!  All of the friendships that have come from being a Stampin' Up! demo are the best!
Before I get all mushy and start shedding tears, I have this months scrapbook layout for SSInk to share with all of you! Don't forget you can always play along with us.   
As always, I turned to MDS for this page and added another page to my family year book.  This is a fun page from some of our 4th of July festivities!  It was fun to have all of the cousins, big and little, times are always had!
MDS Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Family Fun Photobook DSP
Ink ~ Real Red, Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise
Stamp Sets ~ For the Home, Extreme Elements, Wonderful You
As I said before, don't forget to play along and link up your creation over on the SSInk blog!
I hope I've INKspired you to create something fabulous today!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inspire.Create.Share.Swap ~ Monday Montage

Welcome to the Inspire.Create.Share edition of the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Most of us are making our way back home or have made it home from this years Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City.  It was so much fun to meet up with so many of the Monday Montage girls again this all of them to pieces!  And in case you missed it, our very own Kaitlyn Zumbach was selected as one of the 2014-2015 Artisan Design Team members!!!  Zumba, zumba, zumba...GO Kaitlyn!!!  We are so stinkin' proud of you!!!

One of the best parts of Convention was swapping with the Monday Montage girls.  Their swaps were amazing!!!  Are you ready to check them all out?!?!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Confetti Celebration, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi
Stamp Set ~ Flower Patch, Hi There, And Many More
Other Supplies ~ Flower Fair Framelits, Circle Framelits, Hand Held Circle Punches, Crystal Effects
Yep...I made some more enamel dots again with little circles of paper and Crystal these!!!  And guess what?!!?  There are some of these wonderful little dots of color coming in a new Project Life Accessory Kit in the Holiday Catalog...yay!!!
I was lucky enough to spend some fun times with Cathy {and friends} this week...let's just say that Gardner Village will be in business for years to come after our shopping expedition!  Be sure to head on over to her 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...I got to spend some time with her this week too!  Can I just say that I LOVE these girls so much?!?!?  I can NOT wait to see them all again next year. 
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Sneak Peak

Good morning from Salt Lake City!  Today we will wrap up the last day of Inspire.Create.Share.2014.  What an amazing couple of days it has been so far...can't wait to see what today brings.
As many of you know, I was selected to be a Display Board Stamper this year, which was a huge honor.  This group of stampers has some amazing talent that will knock your socks off!  I am excited to finally share with you some of my projects! 
I am starting off today with a NEW set from the Holiday Catalog...Seasonally Scattered.  It took me a bit to find my groove with this stamp set, but once I did, I fell in LOVE with it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP Stack
Ink ~ Strawberry Slush
Stamp Set ~ Seasonally Scattered
Other Supplies ~ Hearts Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch (heart), Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Moonlight DSP
Ink ~ Lost Lagoon
Stamp Set ~ Seasonally Scattered
Other Supplies ~ Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum
Ink ~ Versa Mark
Stamp Set ~ Seasonally Scattered
Other Supplies ~ Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Foil Trim, Gold Bakers Twine, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder
Be sure to follow along on our group Pinterest Page to see all of the amazing stamping goodness!
I will be back again soon with more Display Board Samples...stay tuned!

Friday, July 18, 2014

What's Your Type ~ Take Two

Happy Friday friends!  We're up and at 'em and on to day two of Convention and it's another day FULL of fun!  All of the Convention attendees received a copy of the new Holiday catalog yesterday and got to shop for some select items...let me tell you, there is some ca-yoot stuff coming!  Be sure to watch for some fun NEW fall and winter creations!  But before we get to those, I have some more creations that I made for the SSInk Display Board.  Once again, these are with the What's Your Type stamp set.  I will admit I almost gave up and selected another stamp set, but I stuck with it and came up with two more cute cards. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Maritime DSP, Window Sheet
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red
Stamp Set ~ What's Your Type
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Candy Dots

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink ~ Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set ~ What's Your Type, Big News
Other Supplies ~ Whisper White Bakers Twine, Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine
I'm looking forward to meeting up with the SSInk girls this morning...first time meeting some of them!  And more Convention fun is in store for all of us and awards night tonight...can't wait!!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What's Your Type ~ Take One

Hello again from sunny SLC!  It's the first full day of the 2014 Stampin' Up Convention and my excitement is out of control! I can't wait to see MORE stampin' friends today and see what today holds in store for all of us!
In addition to catching up with old friends, I am very excited to meet some of the SSInk Design Team Members for the very first time!  Not only will many of us get to meet, but we will get to showcase some of our talent on one of the Convention Display Boards.  Each of us chose one stamp set to create with for the boards...I chose What's Your Type?  What was I thinking?!?!  Don't get me wrong, this is a super fun set, but it challenges you to get creative!  I tried out many different ideas, including a scary and VERY ugly Lego guy card, before I came up with a few that I was happy with. 
This first card is one that I made for one of my twins for their last day of school...he loved it!  This is a simple card, but it took a few tries to get the letters to fit on the card front.  The stamps are much bigger than I first thought!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry
Stamp Sets ~ What's Your Type, Work of Art
Other Supplies ~ Itty Bitty Accents Star Punch
Next up is a CASE from two different projects in the catalog (page 161)...a LOVE card :-)  I am loving purple and gold together right pretty!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink ~ Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ What's Your Type
Other Supplies ~ Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Time to wrap things up and head on out for a day of Convention fun!!!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for updates and a couple more creations with this stamp set!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blooming 90th Birthday

Do you know what day it is?'s Tuesday, which means in a few short hours I'll be hopping on a plane to SLC to meet up with some of my favorite stampin'!!!  Not only am I excited to see all of those amazing friends, but I am super excited for Convention too!  I can't wait to see what they have in store for this year and am looking forward to coming home and sharing it with all of my favorite local stampers!
But, before I jump on that plane and enjoy 5 days away, it's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  This week we have a sketch to share with you and it's a fun one!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Garden Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Gold Soiree
Ink ~ Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Garden Green, Versa Mark
Stamp Set ~ Flower Patch
Other Supplies ~ Flower Fair Framelits, White Versa Mark
Since all of our family was in town for my brother-in-laws wedding, we gathered everyone together on Sunday morning and celebrated my hubby's grandmother's 90th birthday.  All I can say is that I hope I am as in good as shape and health that she is at 90...that woman is AMAZING!!! 
Ok, off to finish a few (or a dozen) last minute things before I abandon my husband with all 3 boys!  Hoping I come home to a clean house and perfect little angel children...a momma can dream, right??!
Be sure to check back each day this week for some Convention highlights!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy...So Happy

Yep, that's what I am...HAPPY!  Happy to be on vacation, happy for my newly wed brother-in-law, happy for a family-filled-fun-weekend, happy that I leave tomorrow for CONVENTION!!!  Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!
Wanna know what else I'm happy about?  A new sketch over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration! This sketch was inspired by the new Project Life pocket cards.  I have not started an album yet, but I have used a lot of the pocket cards for other creations...they make me happy, so happy!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Every Adventure Project Life Card Collection
Other Supplies ~ Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack, Brights Candy Dots, Rhinestone Basics Jewels, Project Life Corner Punch
This card was so quick and easy!!!  No stamps or ink...just a couple of cute pocket cards, some embellishments...DONE! 
Be sure to check out all of the awesome creations from the SSInk design team and don't forget to play along with us!
Time to pack my bags and finish up my swaps...nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?!?!
Happy Stamping!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Freshly Made Flourishes

Hi friends and Happy Wednesday!  I took a little break from creating my swaps this morning to play along with this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch.  I need a few wedding cards to have on hand and this sketch seemed like a good one for a simple yet elegant card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Typeset DSP
Ink ~ StazOn
Stamp Sets ~ Flowering Flourishes, Bravo
Other Supplies ~ Gold Bakers Twine, Gold Sequin Trim
Want to know a little secret?  I've had the Flowering Flourishes stamp set for-EVER and this is the first time I've ever used it!  I really need to get better about using all of my stamp sets before they retire...yes, that has happened!
Next week at this time I will be in SLC getting all geared up for the 26th Annual Stampin' Up! Convention!  I am so stinkin' excited to get there and have a week full of fun with all of my bestest stampin' friends!!!  EEEEEPPPPP!!!
Thanks for stopping by!  I may get another post in later this week if I can stay on top of my swaps...i'm about half way done with them!  I WILL get them done!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 7, 2014

You're a Star

 Happy Monday!!!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  I know my family did :-)  From our annual neighborhood 4th of July parade, to fireworks and a day at the pool, I was very thankful for the long weekend and an extra day to rest, especially since I have another sort week at work this week.  A short week means working extra hard to get everything caught up, but it also means I start my vacation at the end of the week and will be heading to SLC a week from tomorrow to see all of my Stampin' friends!!!!
I'm super excited to see many of the fabulous SSInk ladies during Convention will the first time meeting for some of us.  SQUEAL!!!  Speaking of SSInk, check out this months color challenge:
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Brights DSP
Ink ~ Sahara Sand, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Stamp Sets ~ Pictogram Punches, Be the Star, Positively Chevron
Other Supplies ~ Oval Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Real Red Cotton Ribbon
I couldn't help but go with a patriotic theme with these colors!  I practiced my sewing skills on this card too...I'm a little less intimidated each time I do it!
Be sure to check out all of the other color challenge creations and please join in the fun and play along!
In addition to getting all caught up with work, we're preparing for my brother-in-laws wedding this coming Saturday and I have GOT to get BUSY with my Convention swaps!  So, if you don't hear much from me this week, you'll know why :-)
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Feathered Hello ~ Monday Montage

Hi friends and welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  I can't believe it's been almost a year since this fabulous group came together at Convention as Artisan Finalists.  I love all of these ladies and am so happy to hop with them each and every time!  And I'm really looking forward to seeing many of them soon :-)
I finally broke into my Back to Black DSP...LOVE!  It's a good thing DSP is buy 3 get one free this month, 'cause I'm gonna need more of this paper! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Gold Foil, Back to Black
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Gold Encore
Stamp Set ~ A Happy Hooray
Other Supplies ~ Hexagon Punch, Owl Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Crystal Effects
See those fun, glossy dots?  Is Stampin' Up! carrying enamel dots now?  Nope!  I punched out some of the circle images from the owl punch (must add the new hand held circle punches to my next order!) and added some Crystal Effects to the top of them.  So super easy to make and the color possibilities are endless!
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, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July friends!  I hope you have something fun and festive planned for today!  My family is kicking off the day with our annual neighborhood parade and then we're off to the 4th of July in the Park...tons of fun vendors, food, games and lots more.  We'll wrap up our day with a big family taco feed and fireworks.  I LOVE the 4th of July!
Some of the amazing design team members over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration love the 4th of July too and are sharing their festive creations with us today.  Be sure to check all of them out...they are awesome!
I had some left over items from the June 2014 My Paper Pumpkin and didn't want them to go to waste, so I put them to use in today's card.  I cut the pinwheel paper down to 3"x3" so it fit a little better on the card and turned one of the paper straws into a firework.  What do you think?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, June 2014 My Paper Pumpkin DSP
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ June 2014 My Paper Pumpkin, Be the Star 
Other Supplies ~ Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder
I used this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch for this card and was totally inspired by Rita's card this week!
I hope you all have a safe and fabulous 4th of July!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Stars and Stripes and Pinwheels

Hi friends!!!  It's almost the 4th of July and I am so excited!  This is one of my favorite holidays!  Spending time with family, baseball games, swimming and of course, fireworks, always make for an awesome time!  We'll be kicking off the holiday weekend tonight with our boys by heading to another Sweets baseball game.  We haven't told the kiddos yet, but there will be a firework show after the game...shhh!!!  :-)  It's sure to be a fun night!
Not only do I love all of the fun festivities that come with the 4th of July, but I love decorating for it too!  June's My Paper Pumpkin has been my favorite so far.  PERFECT for 4th of July decorating....and so much more!
I LOVE the DSP for the pinwheels in this kit...I wish we could get more in full sheets!  I cut out a few stars from some leftover pinwheel paper to create the little star garland...yep, I sewed again!  I'm getting a little better each time ;-)  I cut out a few stars as well and attached them to the super cute paper straws that came in the kit...perfect!  Cut some thin strips of paper, crumpled them up and stuck them inside the bucket.  Added a couple little banners that were a part of the kit and this fun and festive creation was complete! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Silver Glimmer Paper, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, June 2014 My Paper Pumpkin
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red
Stamp Set ~ June 2014 My Paper Pumpkin
Other Supplies ~ Stars Framelits
I can't wait to see what this months My Paper Pumpkin kit's like Christmas every month!  Haven't signed up yet?  What are you waiting for?!?!?  Click HERE to subscribe....lots of new options to fit your needs! 
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Burlap, Stars and Stripes

Hello stampin' friends!  I'm sharing my fun and patriotic Burlap, Stars and Stripes Wreath over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  Head on over to check out the full details on how to create a wreath of your very own!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Brights DSP Stack, Window Sheet
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red
Stamp Set ~ June Paper Pumkin
Other Supplies ~ Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Stars Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 1/2" Circle Punch, Burlap, Wire Wreath Form
Happy Stamping!