Friday, February 27, 2015

Thoughtful Butterfly ~ FMU 199

Happy Friday friends!!!  I am so thankful to have made it through this week!  A nasty virus has passed through our house over the past two weeks and this week we ALL had it...yuck!  Myself and the kiddos are finally on the mend, but my hubby is down with the worst of it now...NOT fun!
I happily escaped the madness at night after the kiddos went to bed and stamped away some of my sickness...stamping really is the greatest therapy!
Today I am sharing my Friday Favorite over at SSINK in combination with this weeks Friday Mashup Challenge.  This weeks Mashup challenge is to create a project with an antique style, element or theme or a project using the Embossed Embossing Technique (check out FMU) for a tutorial. 
I went with just the antique style for today's card...this pattern from the Typset DSP has an antique feel to does the lace trim...{swoon}.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Typeset DSP
Ink ~ Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets ~ Butterfly Basics, A Dozen Thoughts
Other Supplies ~ Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Butterfly Thinlits, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels
I love the Butterfly Thinlits...they are just so pretty!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a fantastic weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's Your Day

After seeing all of the awesome Big on You creations over at SSINK this morning, I could not wait to get down to my craft room and ink up this stamp set for the first time!  This was the first set that I fell in love with when the 2015 Occasions Catalog came out.  So why in the heck did I take so long to ink it up?!?!?  I LOVE this stamp set!
This pretty card is going to a pretty special friend and co-worker today as she celebrates her birthday!  When ever I send a birthday card, or any card for that matter, I always write on a sticky note to put on the inside of the card...this way, they can send the card on to someone else at a later date if they need to :-)  Kind of makes the card a special gift!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Back to Black, Irresistibly Yours
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Hello Honey
Stamp Set ~ Big On You
Other Supplies ~ Pearl Basic Jewels, Hello Honey Satin Ribbon, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
These big stamps make a big statement on your it!  I'll be inking this set up again really soon!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lovely Amazing You ~ HSSSC206

Happy Tuesday friends!  It's time for a fun new sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and I was so excited to use the newly released Lovely Amazing You stamp set with this sketch! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Typeset DSP
Ink ~ Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Set ~ Lovely Amazing You
Other Supplies ~ Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Linen Thread, Venetian Crochet Trim, Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon
Now head on over and see what the rest of the design team has created and don't forget to share your creation with us too!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

If I Know What Love Is...

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop and I'm glad you are here with us!
I spent a better part of my weekend taking care of sick kiddos and disinfecting my house...not the best way to spend the weekend, but I have a super clean house now and kids that are slowly on the mend, so that's a bonus!  Plus we had sunshine all weekend long....YES!!!  It's still cold, but I will take the cold sun-shiny days over the cold dreary days any day!  I had to tear myself away from my front porch to head in to my craft room to stamp a bit this afternoon. 
I've been {slowly} working on the Build a Boquet Project Kit and still have all of my stamps from the coordinating stamp set out, so I decided I try them out on a card.  I love the brush stroke look of these flowers... 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Build a Boquet
Other Supplies ~ Old Olive Bakers Twine
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!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Special Delivery ~ FMU 198

Happy Friday!!!  You all know what Friday's all new Friday Mashup Challenge! This week we have a Sketchy Flight challenge for you.  Along with this fun sketch, we are mashing things up with anything flight related on your project.  Get creative!  We can't see what you come up with!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Sweet Dreams DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set ~ Celebrate Today
Other Supplies ~ Cupcake Builder Punch, Balloon Framelits Dies, Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers Twine, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to Friday Mashup to check out all of the other Sketchy Flight designs and join in the fun!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Celebrate Your Big Day...

...with cake!  Every day should be celebrated with cake, right?  Oh, how I wish :-)  Since my derriere can't handle cake every day, I'll settle for a fun card instead!
I took a few days off from stamping to enjoy some time with my family, but I was back at it bright and early this morning after seeing this weeks fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.
I couldn't help but add the fun pom-pom and sequin trim to just have to include it with this festive DSP!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Birthday Bash DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Blendabilities
Stamp Set ~ Big Day
Other Supplies ~ Window Frame Framelits, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral Pom-Pom Trim, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine
Cute and simple...and fun for anyone!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Love You More Than...

At least that's what I hope my boys will tell me when they open their Valentine cards with tickets to go see the SpongeBob movie!!! I am NOT a fan of Mr. Squarepants, but my boys have been BEGGING to go see this movie.  So, I decided to suck it up, and take one for the team since my hubby is working today (lucky duck!) and treat the boys this afternoon.  It's the least I can do after the fun surprise party they helped put together last night for my birthday :-)
Happy Valentine's Day!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Island Indigo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip
Ink ~ Real Red, Crushed Curry, Rose Red
Stamp Set ~ Something for Baby
Other Supplies ~ Just about every punch I own!!!  Circle, square, oval, should have seen my craft desk!  Oh, and the cute little tie framelit from Baby's First
I always forget how much fun punch art cards are to make!  The possibilities are endless!!!
Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you are doing something fun with the ones that you love!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 13, 2015

From the Herd

Happy Friday from the Friday Mashup herd!!  We have a fun Mashup for you today in honor of Chinese New Year coming up on February 19th!  It's the Year of the Goat, so we are inviting you to mash things up with a project with a farm yard animal and some party bling :)  Extra points if your creation has a goat! 
We are also playing with Blendabilites today over at  Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, so you know I just had to ink up my From the Herd stamp and get in some color therapy!  I had to laugh as I was coloring this card...there are 5 people in my family, so I was naming each of the critters after all of us :D  Can you guess which one I am?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink ~ Memento, Blendabilites:  Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Skin Tone
Stamp Set ~ From the Herd
Other Supplies ~ Melon Mambo Cotton Ribbon
Love this crazy bunch of animals...and yes, that could very easily be in reference to my family :-D 
 I hope you all have a fantastic Friday {the 13th}!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I {HEART} You ~ SSINK Blog Hop

Hooray!!!  It's time for an all new Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop!!! I missed out last month, so I am super happy to be hopping again with all of these INKspiring ladies! 
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 nine on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Shellie at Craft Smashup 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.
This month we are all about the hearts, 'bout the hearts, 'bout the hearts, no flowers.  (Sorry...couldn't help myself!) 
This cute little treat box and card just might have gone to my Secret Valentine :)  I just hope she gets it before Valentine's Day!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Real Red, Stacked with Love DSP Stack
Other Supplies ~ Heart Framelits, Little Letters Thinlits, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Basics
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Stacked with Love DSP Stack
Other Supplies ~ Decorative Window Gift Box, Hearts Framelits, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch, Basic Black Bakers Twine
Next up is the amazing Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'.  Be sure to hop all the way through and don't forget to leave us all some love!
Blog Hop Participant List:
Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
Melissa at Stamp Doc
Shellie at Craft Smashup
Breelin at Craft-Somnia Momma <-- You are here
Tonya at Stampin' with Tonya  
Happy Stamping!

All Bundled Up with Sale-a-Bration

Today, the girls over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration have put together some product bundle ideas to help you earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item...nothing beats FREE, right? 
My product bundle includes the Starburst Framelits, Butterfly Punch and the Hand Held Stapler.  These are fun products that you can use on any card!  With the purchase of those 3 products, you can earn the Best Day Ever stamp set or the Best Year Ever DSP...or maybe you'll decide on Best Year Ever Accessory Pack or any of the other fabulous SAB items!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand
Stamp Set ~ Best Day Ever
Other Supplies ~ Starburst Framelits, Butterfly Punch, Hand Held Stapler, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, Circle Punch, Note Tag Punch
This cute card is a CASE from the amazing ADT Member, Sarah Sagert.  I love her style of stamping and look forward to her projects each week!
Be sure to check out the rest of the bundle ideas from the SSINK girls and bet INKspired to CREATE today!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hello Birthday Girl ~ HSSCC205

Happy Tuesday friends!  It's time for an all new color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I don't know about you, but these colors make me happy, especially as we face another day of pouring rain!  This girl needs some sunshine!
We may not have sunshine outside, but I can make a little on a card with this fancy sunburst mask from the Hooray It's Your Day Project Kit!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Hooray It's Your Day
Other Supplies ~ Hooray It's Your Day Project Kit, Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine, Calypso Coral Pompom Trim, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers
Seriously....that sunburst mask makes that kit!  I love it!!
Now head on over and check out what the rest of the HSS design team has shared this week and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Golden Butterfly

Happy Monday friends!  It's time for an all new sketch over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  There is a lot of room to play with this sketch, so dive in and have fun!  Don't forget to link up your post so we can see too!
I flipped the sketch for my card and had some fun tearing the paper.  I always forget how much a little ripping can add!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink ~ Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Gold, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set ~ Butterfly Basics
Other Supplies ~ Butterfly Thinlits, Flower Trim*
*shhh...I won't tell that I used a retired item if you don't tell*
Now head on over to see the rest of the INKspiring creations from the rest of the design team and join in the fun!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I Made This Just For You ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop and I'm glad you are here with us!
I think I am finally caught back up after being away...well, as caught up as possible these days!   I did finally have a chance to pull out some of fun goodies we got at Leadership and I am so happy to finally play with the Birthday Bash stamp set!  And this DSP....LOVE it!!!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Birthday Bash DSP
Ink ~ VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Birthday Bash
Other Supplies ~ Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral Pompom Trim, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine, White Embossing Powder, Party Pennants Bigz Die 
Next stop on the hop is was so great to see her at Leadership!  Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I sure hope I get to see her in July at Convention!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Color Me Lovely

It's Friday, which means it's time for a new Friday Mashup Challenge.  This week we are challenging you to create a project using Red, Pink and White or a project with a romantic theme...or you can mash things up and create a loved themed project using the colors.
I mashed things up today and used so many different stamp sets...I always love it when I can make so many of them work together!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Stamped with Love DSP Stack
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Sets ~ Sheltering Tree, Hello Life, Snuggles and Smooches
Other Supplies ~ Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along with us!
Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Snuggles and Smooches are So Sweet

Today we are focusing on the super cute Snuggles and Smooches stamp set over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspirationThis is by far one of my most favorite photopolymer stamp sets...I have used the heck out of it!  I just love those scribbled circles!
Today's card is a CASE of the fabulous Kimberly Van Diepen's Leadership swap....I fell in love with her card and just had to recreate it! 
I used this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge and used KVD's water colored scribbled circles as part of the sketch.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Best Day Ever DSP
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral
Stamp Sets ~ Snuggles and Smooches, Hello Life
Other Supplies ~ Whisper White Bakers Twine, Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine, 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Treasured Treat Box

Happy Wednesday stampin' friends!  We've reached the half way point of the week and this makes me happy!  I'm not sure what it is, but Tuesday's are CRAZY days for me anymore and I am always glad when they are behind me.
You know what else makes me happy?  Fun Valentine Cards, Tags, Bags and Boxes!  And that's just what we are sharing today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.
My youngest is currently obsessed with Jake and the Neverland Pirates, so it seemed fitting to make him a fun little pirate treat box for Valentine's Day.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Ink ~ Memento, Basic Black, Blendabilites:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Gold, Silver
Stamp Sets ~ Hey Valentine, Hard Wood
Other Supplies ~ Curvy Keepsakes, Hearts Framelits, Real Red Cotton Ribbon, Basic Black Bakers Twine
I thought it would be fun to add the Gold Glimmer Paper to the top of the box, but then I totally covered it up with the ribbon and bakers twine...oops!
Check out the rest of the fun creations from the design team are sure to be INKspired to CREATE!
Happy Stamping!

The Adventure... over, but the memories will last a lifetime!
I forgot to post this while I was at Leadership, but it's too fun not to share the card I made for my stampin' BFF and roomie, Cynthia.  It's always so much fun to spend time with her and I'm counting down the days until I get to see her again in July!
Pairing the Adventure Awaits stamp set up with the super cute Project Life Let's Get Away makes for an awesome card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Typeset DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Bermuda Bay, Bermuda Bay Blendabilities
Stamp Sets ~ Adventure Awaits, Project Life Let's Get Away
Other Suppies ~ Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim
I was a little intimated by these big sentiment stamps, but I am loving them now, even more so after seeing so many fabulous creations with them during Leadership.
I can't wait for our next adventure!!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Smooches to a Great Friend

Happy Monday!!!  I'm back home in {cold} Washington State after a few fabulous days in sunny Orlando!  I am happy to be back home with my babies and hubby, but I miss my stampin' BFF and the sunshine. 
I may be back in the cold, but we have a fun color challenge for you over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration that is making me feel all warm and sun-shiny :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tangelo Twist, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink ~ Tangelo Twist, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets ~ Snuggles and Smooches, Simply Wonderful (SAB)
Other Supplies ~ Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Tangelo Twist Satin Ribbon
Have you noticed just how many cards I have used the Snuggle and Smooches stamp set on?!?!?   LOVE it!  And guess what?!?!  We got a sneak peek of the next monthly Photopolymer stamp that will soon be released and it is ca-YOOT!!!  I can't wait to get my hands on it and play!
Be sure to head on over to SSINK and check out the rest of the design teams creations and don't forget to play along!!!
Happy Stamping!!