Friday, September 22, 2017

#tgifc126 Technique Week - It's a Fancy Fold!

Happy Friday stamping friends!
 
We are getting fancy over at TGIF Challenges with some Fancy Folds!
I'll be honest...my cards are typically the standard fold and far from fancy.  But I was reminded with this card just how fun the different folds can be!
 
I made this card for my momma's birthday, which is coming up on Monday.  I made a little gift card holder inside the second fold of the card so I can tuck her birthday gift card inside :)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Cajun Crazy, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets ~ Painted Harvest, Rose Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Leaf Punch, Soft Sky Ribbon
 
I absolutely LOVE the sunflower image in this stamp set! The two step stamping almost makes it look 3D!
 
Be sure to see what the rest of the amazing TGIF design team has created and join in the fancy fold fun with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #273

Hello happy stampers and welcome to Tuesday!
 
Fall is here for sure in my part of the world and we have a beautiful color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments that is perfect for some warm fall creations!
 
I created a quick and easy background using some of the circular stamps from the Paisleys and Posies stamp sets.  Add a simple sentiment and a few extra scraps and voila...my card is complete!  I love it when a card comes together so quickly!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Dapper Denim, Copper Foil Paper
Ink ~ So Saffron, Dapper Denim, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets ~ Paisleys and Posies
Other Supplies ~ Paisleys Framelits, Copper Thread
 
These are not colors I usually use together, but you can bet I will be again soon!  I love this color combination!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Celebrating 100 ~ 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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

Can you believe this is our 100th post?!?!  I have loved EVERY SINGLE hop with this talented group of stamping friends and cant wait to see what the next 100 hops bring!

I got to celebrate the birthday of our very own Wendy Weixler last weekend at the happiest place on Earth, AKA Disneyland!  We celebrated her birthday by running 19.3 miles...crazy, right?!?!   Other than the extreme heat during the 1/2 marathon on Sunday, we had so much fun and made SO MANY fun memories!!  And being the HUGE Disney freak that Wendy is, of course I had to make her a Mickey and Minnie card.   And I just realized in looking at the photo of the card that I forgot to add the ears...DUH!!!  Oh well...it still turned out pretty darn cute!


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink ~ Real Red, Crushed Curry, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Holly Berry Builder, Balloon Bouquet, Brights Enamel Dots
 
Thanks for hopping with us today!  And if you have been hopping with us since the beginning...THANK YOU!!!
 
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!
 
https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/09/10/mondaymontage100/

http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/09/10/mondaymontage100/
 

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

#tgifc124 - Sketch Challenge Week

It's FriYAY!!!
 
And we all know what that means!  It's time for an all new TGIF Sketch Challenge!
I've been itching to use the adorable new Cat Punch and this weeks sketch was perfect for it!  I kept things pretty simple as I plan on using this for my card club this month and needed a card that was on the quick and easy side!  I'm pretty sure my club ladies will love it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Cat Punch, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Lots of Labels Freamelits
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges to see all of the amazing design team creations then join us in the fun and share your creation too!
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments #272 Inspiraiton Challenge

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday!
 
Summer break has officially come to an end and I ended it on a very happy note!  I spent the weekend at Disneyland running the Disney 10K and Disney half marathon.  It was VERY hot, but the races were so much fun that we almost forgot how hot it was...ALMOST!
 
I have had an amazing summer with my family and enjoy many summer fun days, but I will say that I am ready for some cooler fall weather to come our way.  I think we are still a ways off from it cooling down much, but I know it's coming!
 
This weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge has me dreaming of fall for sure!  Look at all of these yummy fall images!
With fall comes all things pumpkin spice...my favorite!  So of course I had to make a pumpkin spice coffee card!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Painted Autumn DSP, Vellum
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Merry Café, Coffee Café, Timeless Textures
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Copper Trim, White Embossing Powder
 
I hope you all have a fabulous summer and made some fun memories with your family! 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, August 25, 2017

#TGIFC122 Technique Challenge - Watercolor Image

Hip, hip hooray!  It's Friday, which not only means the weekend is here, but it also means it's time for an all new TGIF Technique Challenge!
This week we are watercoloring the main images we have stamped.
 
I have had the Rose Wonder stamp set for well over a year and this is the first time I've used it? WHY oh WHY did I wait so long!  The large rose is beautiful and was fun to watercolor.  It's a simple card, but with an image this big, you don't need much more!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ VersaMark, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Rose Wonder
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder, Rose Garden Thinlits, Pearl Basic Jewels
 
I seem to have been on a sympathy card kick lately...they are always good to have on hand, but I hope I don't have to use any of them soon!
 
Here's to a Happy Friday to all of you!
 
And, as always, happy stamping!


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Carols of Christmas Birthday ~ 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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

We took a little break after our last hop, but we are excited to be back today and sharing our creations with you again!

I always look forward to the Holiday Catalog preorder every year because it always means a new stamp set with a deer, elk or moose!  As some of you know, my husband is a VERY avid hunter, so I make him a birthday card every year with a deer, elk or moose on it!  Today just happens to be his birthday, so I am sharing a quick little card I made for him.  I won't be able to give it to him until Tuesday though because he and our boys are living one of their dreams right now!  They are in Williamsport PA watching the Little League World Series!  Our 12 year old Walla Walla Valley All-Star team is representing the Northwest and all of my boys were lucky enough to go watch a few games.  It has been so much fun talking to them every night as they share this amazing event together.  I'm pretty sure this is the best birthday present my hubby has ever had!

 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Card Front Builder Thinlits, Burlap Ribbon
 
I love the starry sky and little deer silhouette!

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!


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Friday, August 11, 2017

#TGIFC120 Sketch Challenge

It's Friday!  It's Friday!  Woo-hoo!!
Friday means it's time for an all new TGIF Sketch Challenge and I love this sketch!

 
 Our week has been consumed with watching the Little League World Series Regional Tournament. Our Walla Walla Valley 12 year old team has been playing their hearts out and are fighting so hard to make it to the Championship game and on to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.  It has been so amazing to watch this group of boys play.  They are the most humble and kind group of boys and have the best attitude both on an off the field!

I am a total pacer baseball games and it is so hard for me to sit and watch these games on TV.  Thankfully I had my box of new Holiday Catalog items to help keep me in my seat as I watched the games this week!  I absolutely LOVE the Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating Painted Autumn DSP.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Painted Autumn DSP
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Stamp Set ~ Painted Harvest
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon, Leaf Punch

Be sure to join us over at TGIF and play along with our sketch challenge...we love to see what you create!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Paisley Birthday ~ HSSCC270

 Happy Tuesday stampers!  How is everyone's week going so far?  I'm wrapping up my last week of summer break before I head back to work on Monday.  As always, summer has gone too fast, but I have a great summer off with my family doing lots of fun things!  I'm not quite ready for the summer fun to end, but I am looking forward to getting back in to my work routine!

We've got some fun summery colors for you to play with in the latest Hand Stamped Sentiements Color Challenge. 
 

Paisley prints seem to be big right now, which is what inspired my card today.  I tend to look at Paisleys and Posies as a fall stamp set, but simply changing up the colors makes for a fun summer birthday card!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Lemon-Lime Twist, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Ink ~ Lemon-Lime Twist, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Stamp Set ~ Paisleys and Posies
Other Supplies ~ Happy Birthday Thinlits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
I've been on kind of a simple kick lately with my creations.  Sometimes going back to basics helps me get the creative juices flowing for more creative projects!  Hopefully more creativity will be flowing soon!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to play along with us in this summer fun color challenge!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Creation Station ~ In My Neighborhood

 Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop!  This month we are sharing what's happening in our neighborhoods...whether it be events in your town, birthdays, vacations or other special events, we are excited to show you what's going on in our neighborhood :)

It is wildland fire season and we are surrounded by fires, which has created smoke filled skies for the past few weeks.  This also means my hubby has been putting in a lot of extra hours either fighting fires or helping cover for other members of the department who are out on fires.  The air quality is horrible and we all miss having my hubby home, but the sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful!  I always love finding beauty in something not so beautiful!

My first card was inspired by a picture I took the other night as the sun was setting.  The sun was a bight, almost neon, orange!  My boys and I sat outside and watch it set behind our sunflowers...it was stunning!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Daisy Delight
 
Wheat harvest is also wrapping up in our area, which means we have lots of farm equipment and trucks traveling along the roads.  I love old farm trucks, which inspired my second card!
 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Wood Textures DSP, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Basic Black, Real Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Country Livin', Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon
 
What fun things are happening in your neighborhood?

Thank you for stopping by today and joining us for the Creation Station Blog Hop!

Please head over to the ever amazing Julie next!  I can not wait to see what she has to share with us today!




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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Merry Misteltoe Christmas in July ~ 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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

I am a summer-lovin'-pool-goin'-kind-of-girl, but I have a feeling I'm going to be wishing for winter weather come the middle of the week.  The dear ol' weatherman is predicting our temps to be near 110 degrees...that's a bit to hot for me!   I'm pretty sure my boys and I will be living at the pool this week!

While we are sweltering in the heat, I will be happy sitting in my air-conditioned house making some Christmas cards!  Because you know Christmas is now less than 5 months away and you can never start too early on your Christmas cards, right?!?  I'm starting things off with today's card, using the cute Merry Mistletoe stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  But, I can't wait to place my Holiday Catalog pre-order on Tuesday!!!  More Christmas goodness to come!



Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Merry Mistletoe
Other Supplies ~ 1/4" Double Stitched Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Softy Falling Embossing Folder
 
Who else is starting their Christmas cards already?!?!

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!


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Friday, July 28, 2017

#TGIFC118 Technique Time - Emboss Resist

Happy Friday stampers!!!  This may be one of the rare Friday's that I'm not so happy for the weekend...we are ending our week and half vacation and headed home this morning...boo!  Not only are we leaving beautiful weather on the Oregon Coast, but we are headed home to 100+ degree weather...gross!
 
One thing that makes for a happy Friday is a new TGIF Challenge!  This week we have a fun technique challenge for you - the Emboss Resist Technique. 
This is a fun technique and one I love to use!  My sympathy card stash has dwindled down to nothing, so I decided to get a few more made to have on hand. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Sky, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink
Stamp Set ~ Better Together
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder, Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

High Tide or Low Tide ~ HSS Inspiration Challenge # 269

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!  I hope everyone is surviving the heatwave that seems to be making it's way across the US!
 
My family is enjoying a break from the heat while we vacation at the Oregon Coast.  It's been a very nice 70 degrees here the past few days, while it's 100+ at home.  I told my husband I'm not going home! 
 
Today's Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge is rather fitting for me this week!  While the water is not nearly as warm as I would like it to be, the sun and the same are just right for me!
 
I created my own little seascape with the High Tide stamp set and some simple sponging to create a pretty sunset over the ocean.
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ High Tide, Hardwood
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon, Seasonal Layers Thinlits
 
Being at the beach is my happy place!  I look forward to coming here every summer and considered it an extra win when we get to come more than once a year!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the beautiful design team creations and join along in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Swimmingly Day ~ Monday Montage 97




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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

I hope you have all had a great weekend!  Ours went to fast, as always, but that's what happens when you are having fun!  And fun was had by all this weekend!  From the Maroon 5 concert to baseball games, our weekend was packed full of summer fun!

We are getting ready to head to the Oregon Coast at the end of the week, so the Seaside Shore stamp set came to mind for today's card.  This is such a fun stamp set!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand
Stamp Set ~ Seaside Shore, Seaside Embossing Folder

My post today is short and sweet as we have more fun planned for today!

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!


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Friday, July 14, 2017

#tgifc116 Sketch Challenge Week!!!

It's Friday and that means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenge! 

It's sketch challenge week at TGIF Challenges and I'm loving this sketch!  I always love a sketch that has some layers and is a little wonky!  I'm using the Coffee Break Suite again...because, who doesn't love coffee?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set ~ Coffee Café
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Linen Thread, Sweet & Sassy Framelits
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the creations from the amazing TGIF design team and then join in the fun and WOW us with your creation too!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments #268 Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!!
We have a fun new sketch for you to play along with today at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
I absolutely LOVE the new Whole Lot of Love DSP and had some fun mixing patterns for this sketch!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Whole Lot of Love DSP
Ink ~ Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Lots of Love, Number of Years, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Gold and Black Mini Sequin Trim
 
I fussy cut the flowers I had stamped.  Who loves to fussy cut?  I could sit for hours cutting things like this out!  I LOVE it!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to join along in the fun and show us your take on the sketch!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 7, 2017

#TGIF115 Color Challenge! Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Berry Burst

It's Friday...woohoo!!! 

Not only is it the start of the weekend, but it's time for another TGIF Challenge!  This week we have a beautiful color challenge for everyone to play along with!

I went with a simple design today...mainly because I still haven't purchased a ton from the new catalog!  I need to get an order put together ASAP and get some fun new stamps to ink up!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst
Stamp Set ~ Eastern Beauty
Other Supplies ~ Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
 
I love the little bits of bling the gold stickers add.  They are so pretty!
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF and see what they design team has created with these beautiful colors and be sure to join along in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Just Breathe ~ Monday Montage 96






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 creations...you are sure to love them all!

Training at my new job ended a little over a week ago and I am happily enjoying summer break with my kiddos!  My family all adjusted so well to my new work schedule and we are ALL loving my new job!  The person I was hired to replace retired after many years with the school district and I couldn't be more happy for her.  She was looking forward to taking a trip to the Oregon Coast and not having to worry about coming back anytime soon.  I can't wait for that day myself!  I am very grateful for the time we had together to train and hope I can go back to work in August and be able to do a good job of filling her shoes.

The card I am sharing today is the card I made for Judy, thanking her for sharing her years of wisdom with me.  I love this sentiment and it seems perfect for a retirement card!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Real Red, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ High Tide, Colorful Seasons
Other Supplies ~ Seasonal Layers Thinlits
 
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!


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