Saturday, December 31, 2016

Party On Party Animal

Hello stampers and welcome to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiraiton Occasions Countdown!  Join us the next 5 days as we count our way down to the release of the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  You won't want to miss any of the creations!
Can I tell you how EXCITED I am to be back with this fabulous design team?!?!  I have missed creating with all of these girls so much!  I'm happy to be creating with them again, along with a few new SSINK friends :)

First up is the Party Animal Suite.  I LOVE this suite!  I'm a sucker for balloons and the colors and designs in this suite are perfect for a momma of 3 boys!  Don't fret, this suite isn't just for works for ANYONE celebrating a birthday!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set ~ Balloon Adventures
Other Supplies ~ Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Party Animal Embellishments, Brights and Regals Enamel Shapes, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations to get some fabulous ideas!
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oh So Succulent Birthday

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  We had a weekend full of Chritmas celebrations with family and was the BEST!  But I was exhausted yesterday and was so grateful for an extra day off.  After de-Christmas-ing my house, I spent most of the afternoon in my craft room creating away.  Just what I needed after a full weekend and a busy work week ahead!
It's time for a new sketch challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I have some birthday's coming up, so I thought I'd get a head start on some of the cards that I'll be sending out soon.  The Oh So Succulent bundle is a great set and so versatile.  I made for a beautiful birthday card.
I love the colors in the Succulent Garden DSP.  The are so soft and sweet!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Oh So Succulent
Other Supplies ~ Succulent Framelits
I kept this card really simple, which is often hard for me to do!  I love the panel of gives just the right splash of color!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

 Hello stampin' friends and happy Wednesday!
We are inching closer and closer to Christmas Day...are you all ready?  I have a few more packages to wrap and need to finishing getting my house ready for our annual Christmas Eve party, but I'm getting closer to being done with each passing day!
I have a pretty card to share with you today using some of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog.  I think the Cable Knit Embossing folder may be one of my most favorite embossing folders EVER!  I love the amazing just feel warm and cozy looking at it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Real Red, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Holly Jolly Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Mini Jingle Bells, Linen Thread, Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Christmas Greetings Thinlits
Look at that texture....LOVE!

I hope you all have a fabulous day!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Urban Ungerground Birthday

Happy Monday Stampers!
And Happy 11th Birthday to my twins, Aidan and Hunter!
I will be honest...I really struggled with their birthday cards this year.  They have officially entered the tween stage, which well all know what that means...everything has to be cool, which means no more cute little boy cards.  But, never fear!  Urban Underground DSP came to my rescue and helped me in creating a couple of cards that they will {hopefully} like.
Aidan has been on a kick lately where he loves to work on his bike and wants to be a mechanic. Everything in the Urban Underground Suite in the upcoming Occasions Catalog was perfect for his card!
And being that they are twins, I always try to make them cards that are different, but also alike in some ways.  Hunter is all about hunting and can not wait to take hunters safety this spring.  The fun antlers from the new Bookcase Builder stamp set was perfect for his card!
  Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Urban Underground DSP, Vellum
Ink ~ Basic Black, Basic Gray, StazOn
Stamp Sets ~ Urban District, Balloon Adventures, Bookcase Builder, Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Hexagon Punch*, Urban Underground Embellishments, Silver Metallic Thread, Large Number Framelits, Stitched Framelits, Best Badge Punch

Celebrating my kids birthdays is always bitter sweet...time goes by so fast and the grow up way too fast.  I love every single moment...even the crazy ones!
Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Balloon Adventures Birthday

 Happy Tuesday stamping friends!

We had a snow day yesterday and it's looking like we will have at least a delay's been snowing so much!  I'm not a fan of the cold weather, but I do like to look out my window and see everything covered in snow.

I was trying to come up with a fun wintery card with the colors from the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge, but some of my new stamp sets were begging to be inked up!

Since I'm about done with my Christmas crafting, I'm working on building my birthday card supply back up!  The soon-to-be-available Balloon Adventure set is so much fun and worked great with this color challenge!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set ~ Balloon Adventures
Other Supplies ~ Balloon Bouquet Punch, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Simple, but fun card!  I can't wait to send this out to a friend soon for their birthday!
Be sure to head on over to check out the rest of the design team creations and be sure to join in the fun!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Oh So Succulent Christmas Tree ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

I'm sure you have all seen some sneak peeks of creations with new items from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Aren't they great?!?!  I'm so excited for all of the amazing new products coming out and can't wait to see more creations as time passes by. 

I have had a bit of an obsession with succulents this year and I was SO SUPER excited to see the beautiful Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating Framlits.  Those were a MUST have for me and they happily made their way into my craft room this week.  I could not wait to get my hands on the framlits as I had an idea brewing in my head and I couldn't wait to me idea a reality!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Gold Foil

Ink ~ White Craft, Tip Top Taupe, Perfect Plum
Stamp Set ~ Oh So Succulent
Other Supplies ~ Succulent Framelits

The little berries were from a stash of Christmas flowers I found in our Christmas decorations and set aside....I'm glad I did because they were the perfect little addition to this cute little tree!

I lost count of how many pieces I cut out with my trusty Big Shot, but I had a super cute helper in the process!  He was pretty sad when the project was done, but very proud that he got to help!

We'll be taking a little break to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends, but we will be back after the New Year, ready to amazing you with all of our creations!

Happy Holidays to all of my stamping friends and as always...
Happy Stamping!

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, December 2, 2016

Freshly Fallen Snow

Happy Friday Stampers!
Our cold weather has finally arrived in my part of the world.  We haven't seen any snow in town, but the snow in the foothills keeps getting lower and lower.  I'm willing to bet we will see some snow outside our windows very soon!
The cold weather, the latest Paper Pumpkin and this weeks Freshly Made Sketches were the inspiration behind my card today.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Wonderful Winterland
Other Supplies ~ November 2016 Paper Pumpkin, Layering Circle Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestone Jewels
I am hoping with the colder weather finally getting here that I will be a little bit more motivated for Christmas.  I've got to get the rest of my Christmas shopping done and finish planning my twins birthday party.  Wish me luck!
Have a fantastic Friday and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Inspiration ~ HSS#363

Hello stamping friends and Happy Tuesday!
It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have a beautiful inspiration challenge!  I can't wait to see what this inspires everyone to create!
I love the watercolor effect in many of the pictures, which is what inspired my card.  I use my Aqua Painter to get a section of the watercolor paper wet then added a few drops of ink and let the color flow where it wanted.  I kept doing this until I had the effect I wanted for the background.  Once dry, I inked up the pine tree and spritzed it with water before I stamped it on the paper to give it a very soft watercolor feel as well.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watercolor, Red Glimmer
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Stamp Sets ~ Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Pines
Other Supplies ~ Owl Punch Builder
 Hope on over to see what the rest of the design team has created today.  Be sure to play along!  We love to see what you create!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Cyber Monday stamping friends!!!
Today is the last day of the Online Extravaganza and the final 24 flash sale!
Check out the flash sale items below and save up to 40% off other amazing products!
24 - Hour Sale
Bell Punch
Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle
Magnetic Platform
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
Happy Shopping and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hello December Banner ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday!  We spent the week at the Oregon Coast with my parents and were able to meet up with my in-laws on Thanksgiving day.  I love it when we can all be together to celebrate!

It is our family tradition to decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving, so as soon as we got home, we jumped right in!  I always have a banner of some sort hanging on my fire place, and since I changed our décor up a bit this year, I had to make a new banner.  The colors and patterns in the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack were a PERFECT match to my décor and made for a super cute and quick banner!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Silver Foil, Hello December 2016 Project Life Cards

Other Supplies ~ Linen Thread, Jingle Bells, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Stitched Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack


And of course I had to make a card while I still had everything out. I LOVE this deer!
Happy Holidays to all of my stamping friends and as always...
Happy Stamping!

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, November 25, 2016

Online Extravaganza Contiunes

Happy Black Friday stampers!!!  I hope you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with those you love most.
How many of you braved the crowds in Black Friday shopping?  Any good deals?  I'm not cut out for Black Friday shopping, but I ALWAYS love some online shopping!
The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza continues on through Monday, November 28th and there are SO MANY great deals for you!  You can save up to 40% on select products!  And don't forget the final flash sale on Monday, November 28th!
I'll leave you with this cute little treat box today, which we will be making at my Stamp Club next Friday.  Isn't it adorable?!?  I love the Popcorn Box!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Basic Black, Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack
Stamp Sets ~ Merry Medley, Suite Seasons
Ink ~ Whisper White Craft
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Framelits, Popcorn Box, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Jingle Bells, Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine
Happy Shopping and Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Happy Thanksgiving friends!
As I sit here early this morning while the rest of my family still sleeps, I am reflecting back on all that has happened in our lives this year and just how truly blessed we all are.  Our lives may be crazy at times, but it's our crazy and I love it!
We got our family pictures back a few weeks ago and I knew I wanted to do a few scrapbook pages with some of the pictures.  My plan is to frame them and hang them up in my office once we get it painted...which will hopefully happen after the holidays!
This was one of my favorites, especially since it was in our very own front yard.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Kraft Cardstock, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets, Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Versa Mark
Stamp Set ~ Paisleys & Posies
Other Supplies ~ Paisley Framlites, October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sequins, Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Gold Metallic Thread
I love the copper foil in this is simply stunning!
Looking at my sweet family in our yard makes my heart so incredibly happy!  Having the opportunity to moved to our new home with the surrounding property is a blessing to all of us and I look forward to the many years of memories to be made!
I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving and are grateful for all of the blessings in your life.

Monday, November 21, 2016

24 Hour Flash Sale

Happy Monday stampers!
I don't have a project to share with you today, but I do have an AMAZING deal to share with you!
Shop now and save up to 40% off select items!
Don't miss out on today's 24 hour flash sale.  There are some great products that you won't want to miss!!!
Embellished Ornaments and Delicate Ornament Bundle (Clear)
Enamel Shapes Bundle
Gift Bag Punch Board
Gift Box Punch Board
Ombre Pads Bundle

Look at all of those awesome deals!!!  Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing deals HERE and scoop them up while you can!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Grateful Acorns

Good Thursday morning stampers!
I could not sleep last night, which means I was up even earlier than normal, which means I had a little extra stamping time before starting work...I'll take it!
I saw the latest TGIF Challenges sketch last night and just had to play along.  Maybe that's why I couldn't sleep...craft-somnia!
I haven't made many Thankful/Grateful cards this's never too late to start, right?!?  I went to my favorite thank you stamp set for today's card - Acorny Thank You.  It will be a super sad day for me when this set retires.  I love the acorns and the coordinating punch!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Colors DSP Stack, Gold Glimmer
Ink ~ Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Calypso Coral
Stamp Set ~ Acorny Thank You
Other Supplies ~ Acorn Builder, Woodland Embossing Folder, Gold Metallic Thread, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Metallic Sequins
It's a little hard to see the Woodland Embossed background, but it's there and looks so much better in person!
I hope you all have a fantastic day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Watercolor Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday stampers!  We're half way through the week and just a little over a week away from Thanksgiving...craziness!  I just need to make it through this week and then we'll be off to the coast for a mini vacation for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I can't wait!
My birthday card stash is getting super low, so I took a little break from holiday creating and made a couple of birthday cards.  I totally fell behind on my bringing birthday's back cards when we moved and I really need to get caught back up!  My apologies to those who didn't get their card from me yet!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink ~ Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp Set ~ Crazy About You
Other Supplies ~ Party Pop-Up Thinlits, Duet Banner Punch, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, Silver Metallic Thread


I think this may be the first time I've ever used the Sweet Sugarplum ink...I don't know why I way waited so long because it is so pretty! And Emerald Envy is my new favorite green!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Wishes ~ HSSSC 251

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!  Are you as happy as I am to be done with Monday?  It's always a good feeling to have a Monday behind me, especially when I have a Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge to look forward to.

This week we have a new sketch for you to play along with and I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
 I strayed away from the sketch a little bit with my sentiment, but I think I will be forgiven!
Again, I pulled out some of my neglected stamps and paper for this card.  I forgot just how pretty This Christmas Specialty DSP is!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Stamp Set ~ Peace This Christmas
Other Supplies ~ Layering Ovals Framelits, Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
I was REALLY wanting to use the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies with this sentiment, but my order hasn't come yet :-(  Be watching for more posts later this week as they will be here soon!  You can order you very own set of these amazing framelits as well...ask me how!
Be sure to head on over to see the rest of the design team creations and please join along in the fun!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Merry Little Raccoon ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  My family had a productive Saturday, including a fun evening with friends and a sleep over for the kiddos, which meant we had a quiet and mellow Sunday.  I love weekends like this, even though they always go by way too fast!  While my boys had some quiet time and watched a movie, I spent some time in my craft room playing with stamps, paper and ink.  Perfect day for all of us :-)

I pulled out some older stamp sets and paired them up with some newer ones for the card I'm sharing with you today.  I wasn't sure about the Santa hat on the little raccoon, but decided it looked pretty cute, even if it is a little big!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Real Red, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets ~ Foxy Friends, Twinkle Trees, Oh What Fun
Other Supplies ~ Fox Builder Punch, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes

It seems crazy that Christmas is so close...time passes far to quickly this time of year!  At least I did start some of my Christmas shopping this weekend :-)  If I keep this up, I may be done on time this year!

Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Our friend Amy is off this week, but you can hop on backwards to my amazing friend Wendy

  Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Happy Stamping!