Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Celebration Inspiration

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!  It's time for an all new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and we have a festive inspiration challenge this week!  If you love playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments as much as I do, now is your chance to join our team!  See the HSS Challenge Blog for details on how you can become a Design Team Member!
This inspiration photo made me think of a fun 4th of July birthday celebration...and what does every birthday celebration need?!?!  Candles!!!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Schoolhouse DSP
Ink ~ Real Red, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry
Stamp Sets ~ Build a Birthday, Project Life Remember This
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Metallic Thread, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
What will YOU be inspired to create today?!?!  Be sure to share your creation with us!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Follow Your Heart ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with, once again, a 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!
Who else fell in love with the You're Sublime stamp set just because of the adorable little camper...LOVE!  This makes me want to load up a camper and follow my heart right back to the cool, sunny Oregon Coast...far away from the miserable 110+ degree heat here at home.  Guess we are done being spoiled with the cooler summer temps we've had the past few years!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon,  Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Blender Pens
Stamp Sets ~ You're Sublime
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, White Bakers Twine
This little camper just makes me happy! And all of the other awesome creations from my Monday Montage BFF's make me even happier!  

Next stop on the hop is Dani...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!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Friend Loves At All Times ~ FM215

Friday already?!?!  This is the one time that I'm not happy it's Friday because it means our family vacation is coming to an end...boo!  Not only are we leaving the sunny, sandy beaches of the Oregon Coast, but are leaving behind the cooler temps and heading back home to triple digit heat..YUCK! 
At least we're ending the week with a fun new sketch and mashup challenge over at Friday Mashup.  The mashup this week is to add a cluster of embellishments to the sketch.  I can't wait to see what every one creates!
I was really hoping this stamp set would carry over and was so happy when I saw that it did!  I LOVE this verse!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Everyday Chic DSP, Watermelon Wonder Cotton Paper
Ink ~ Watermelon Wonder, Memento
Stamp Set ~ Blessed by God
Other Supplies ~ Petite Petals, Watermelon Wonder Lace, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
This card is going out to a special friend who has been a huge influence in my life and continues to do so on a daily basis!  She never judges, always encourages and always loves...
Wishing you all happy Friday and an awesome weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

4th of July ~ Wreath of Roses

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!  The girls over at SSINK are kicking off the 4th of July festivities a few days early.  Be sure to check out the rest of the INKspiring 4th of July creations from our awesome design team.
I saw a wreath a few weeks ago in a home d├ęcor store and fell in love with, but wasn't willing to pay $50 for it when I knew I could make it myself!   Knowing that we had a vacation coming up, I thought this would be the perfect project to take along with me.  I cut out a bazillion roses (not that many, but it sure felt like it!) and I spent a better part of our vacation travel time curling all of the roses.  (Those of you who know me know that I hate to travel and almost always bring some sort of crafting project with me to occupy my time.)  Once we got to our beach house, I got to work gluing all of the rosettes together and adding them to the wreath.  This went MUCH quicker than I thought it would! 
The supplies are simple for this project...
Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper
Stars Framelits, Spiral Flower Original
Foam Wreath, Hot Glue
I am so happy with how this turned out and can't wait to hang it on my front door at home.  I may even make a couple of other mini projects with the left over rosettes I have...or I may just play on the beach and enjoy the {cooler} sunny weather!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monochromatic Friends ~ FM214

TGIF!!!  It has been a loooonnngggg week for me and I am so ready for the weekend!  I'm kicking off the weekend with a good start...stamping for the latest Friday Mashup Challenge.  This week we are creating in monochromatic colors and mashing things up by adding a stenciled image.

Sadly, I don't have any current stencils, so I had to just go with a pretty monochromatic creation, inspired by my fellow Monday Montage friend Cathy Casey.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink ~ Mint Macaron
Stamp Sets ~ Friendly Wishes, Work of Art
Other Supplies ~ Deco Label Framelits, Circle Framelits, White Bakers Twine, Mint Macaron Lace, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
I forget how much I love a monochromatic card....they are so pretty!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations and be sure to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Build a Birthday Wishes

Woohoo...it's Thursday and we are Build{ing} a Birthday over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration today!  This is set is great for creating a birthday card for anyone...love it when that happens!
I've made a few cards with this set, building a cake, but this is my first card using the fun candle flame!  Super cute!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP
Ink ~ Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Build a Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Star Framelits, Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Blow out those candles and make a wish!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Zoo Baby Congratulations

Happy Wednesday stampers!  The girls over at SSINK are creating with some INKspiring new 2015-2017 In Color combinations.  Do you have a favorite combo?
My current favorite In-Color combo is Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon and an old favorite, Wisteria Wonder.  These colors feel so calming to me and make me want to repaint my bedroom...don't tell my hubby!
This awesome sketch comes from the even more awesome TGIF Challenges.  Love all of amazing talent on that team!
Supplies Used ~
Paper ~ Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Wisteria Wonder, Cherry on Top DSP Stack
Ink ~ Delightful Dijon, Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Set ~ Zoo Babies
Other Supplies ~ Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Not only do these colors make for a cute baby card, but wouldn't they be adorable in a nursery?!?!  It's a good thing we are done having babies or I would be in trouble!
Be sure to check out all of other awesome color combo ideas from the design team and see you will be INKspired to create!
Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

You're a Rock Star!

Made it through the first Monday of summer break...I can only hope the rest of the summer goes as well as today did :-)  Working from home is a blessing, but summer break can be a bit trying from time to time.  Thank goodness I get a break from the chaos in the early morning hours and start the day off with some stamp therapy!
I was up and at 'em early this morning getting my therapy session in by creating for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge. 
I started out by sticking with the sketch and using the circle, but I just couldn't make it work, so I switched it out with some stars...what do you think?!?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Schoolhouse DSP
Ink ~ Garden Green, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Words of Truth
Other Supplies ~ Stars Framelits, Staples
I love the sayings in this stamp set...great for words of encouragement for just about anyone!
Be sure to check out the rest of the awesome design team creations and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rainbow of Hearts ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with, once again, a 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!
I've been on a watercolor kick lately and had some fun creating this rainbow of hearts with the new Watercolor Words stamp set.  I kind of made a mess of blending the colors, but I kind of like how it turned out too...messy masterpiece?!?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Watercolor
Ink ~ Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Watercolor Words
Other Supplies ~ White VersaMark, Silver Metallic Thread, Metallic Sequin Assortment
Messy, simple..fun!  That's kind of the story of my life right now too :-)  

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!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Father's Day at Sea

Hooray!  We made it through another week and are on to the weekend!  Today is my older boys last day of school...they are so excited for summer break.   Even more so because one week from day we will be hitting the road for a little vacation to the beach.  We'll be there over Father's Day, so this weeks Friday Mashup gave me the chance to make the perfect Father's Day card.
This weeks challenge is to make a Father's Day card and mash it up by using Cajun Craze, Garden Green and Island Indigo.
I wasn't sure that I could make these colors work together, but once I started stamping with The Open Sea, it all came together!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Typset DSP
Ink ~ Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Garden Green
Stamp Sets ~ The Open Sea, Choose Happiness, World Map
Other Supplies ~ Banner Framelits, Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Label Bracket Punch
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team creations and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

From Land to Sea ~ SSINK May 2015 Blog Hop

Welcome to an all new SSINK Blog Hop!  With Father's Day right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to INKspire you with some masculine creations this month!
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 FOUR on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts. 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 love all things about the beach and could not resist From Land to Sea.  The sea turtles and lighthouse were a must have for me!
As much as I miss my Blendabilities, I will admit I really enjoyed coloring these turtles with my Blender Pens.  Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron were the perfect color for these guys!  Even with a little bit of lace, these still have a masculine feel and would be perfect for any guy! 

Using Work of Art behind the lighthouse was one of those ideas that came to me in the middle of the night...my wheels never stop turning.  I've got a bad case of Craft-somnia :-)  The swooshes of color mimic the sand, sea and sky...perfect backdrop for a lighthouse! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Typeset DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe, Memento
Stamp Sets ~ From Land to see, Work of Art, Something to Say
Other Supplies ~ Mint Macaron Lace Trim, Chevron Ribbon, Line Thread
Now it's time to hop on over to the INKspiring Donna at Organized Chaos.
Blog Hop Participant List:
Melissa at Stamp Doc
Donna at Organized Chaos
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 8, 2015

It's a Dino-RAWR!

Happy Monday friends!  It's a new week and I have unpacked all of my new stampin' stuffs, so get ready for some good stuff this week!
We're kicking off the week over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration with an all new sketch.
Being a #boymom (mom of 3 crazy boys), No Bones About It was on the top of my wish list and I couldn't wait to use it!  Paired up with the School House DSP makes for a super fun boy card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Garden Green, Pool Party, Whisper White, School House DSP
Ink ~ Old Olive, Garden Green, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set ~ No Bones About It
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Little Letters Thinlits
I love the two step stamping to create the skeleton for all of the dinos...my youngest does too!  I see a lot of dino stamping over the next few weeks!
Be sure to check out all of the amazing creations from our design team and please play along!  We love to see what we INKspire you to create!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Watercolour Weekend

I got to sneak away for a little girls weekend with my momma, my BFF and her momma for some fun in Spokane.  We braved the crowds at The Farm Chicks Show, did a little shopping, ate some yummy Ethiopian food and walked along the water at Riverfront Park.  I ran along the river and through the park this morning and it was beautiful and totally inspiring! 
So inspiring, that I had to come home and play with a little bit of watercoloring. The awesome team over at TGIF Challenges is playing with watercolor this week too, so I'm joining in with their fun!  
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ VersaMark, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Watercolor Words
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder, Metallic Sequin Assortment
Pretty simple card, but the watercolors make it so pretty!
Time to head home...back to reality!
Have a happy Sunday and Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Love You More Than Chocolate ~ FM212

It's Friday and that means it's time for an all new Friday Mashup!  This week we are playing around with colors to create an ombre effect and mashing it up with an embellishment cluster.  Fun, right?!?!
I love the ombre effect and often go for a bright color choices, but today I decided to go for a chocolate ombre cake...yummy!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets ~ Build a Birthday, Lovely Amazing You
Other Supplies ~ Large Polka Dot EF, Circle Framelits, Owl Builder Punch, 2015-2017 In Color Blossoms, Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim
Doesn't this make you want a big slice of chocolate cake and a cold glass of milk?  My mouth is watering!
Be sure to check out all of the fabulous ombre creations and be sure to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Happy Birthday to You

We're celebrating birthday's over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration today and I am celebrating the happy fact that Endless Birthday Wishes made it into the catalog again...one of my FAVORITE birthday sets for sure!
I am loving the new Mint Macaron In Color and it is super yummy paired up with black and white!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Silver Glimmer
Ink ~ Memento, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Endless Birthday Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Chalk Talk Framelits, Circle Framelits, Basic Black Bakers Twine
The birthday cake image is perfect for water coloring! 
Be sure to check out all of the other INKspiring Birthday creations from our design team today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It's Washi Wednesday Friends

It's Washi Wednesday over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!  Who doesn't love washi tape and who doesn't have ENDLESS amounts of it?  I have been much better about using mine...it's so much fun!
Today I'm using the new Bohemian Designer Washi Tape...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Ink ~ VersaMark, Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon
Stamp Set ~ Friendly Wishes, Kinda Eclectic
Other Supplies ~ Gold Metallic Buttons, Linen Thread, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Gold Embossing Powder
I love how washi tape can help create a quick and easy card in no time at all!
Be sure to head over to SSINK for other INKspiring washi creations today!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I've got a {Cucumber} Crush

Today is the day!! The new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog is HERE and ready for you to shop! 
The girls over at SSINK are ending our countdown with the new Cucumber Crush In Color.  I am so happy to have a bright green color in our collection!!
As you check out today's Inkspiration from my page, be sure to check out the rest of the projects by the SSInkspiration Design Team for today!
The cute little tree in Sprinkles of Life looks so cute in Cucumber Crush, especially when paired up with the super fun Cherry On Top DSP!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP
Ink ~ Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Pool Party
Stamp Sets ~ Sprinkles of Life, A Dozen Thoughts
Other Supplies ~ 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope our color countdown has INKspired you to create something fabulous today!
Happy Stamping!

Choose Happiness ~ HSSCC213

Happy {New Catalog} Tuesday!!!  It's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge and I LOVE this color combo!
This isn't a new stamp set, but one that I am very happy made the cut in the new catalog.  I'm not a huge fan of the flower stamps, but this is one of my favorites!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink ~ Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Set ~ Choose Happiness
I love how this stamp set makes a simple card look so elegant.  I hope this set sticks around for a few more years!
Be sure to head on over to see what our other design team members have created today and don't forget to play along!  Don't worry, we'll give you time to shop the new catalog first ;-)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Freshly Made Feathers ~ SSINKCC22

Happy June friends!  It's the first day of June AND the first Monday of June, so that means it's time for an all new SSINK Color Challenge!  This month's color challenge is a little more masculine and it has one of our new, and one of my favorite, In Colors!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink ~ Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets ~ Four Feathers, A Dozen Thoughts, Gorgeous Grunge
Other Supplies ~ Feather Framelits, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Spiral Boarder Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
I used the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge to help me out with this color combo.  I always love a fresh and clean sketch!
Be sure to head on over to check out the rest of the design teams color challenge creations and please play along!  We love to see what we INKspire you to create!
Happy Stamping!