Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why, Thank You ~ HSSSC265

Happy Tuesday stampers! 
Did you all have a nice weekend?  It was beautiful here ALL weekend and we took full advantage of it!  We spent some time at the new pool in town, some time in our own pool and lots of time with family and friends just having fun.  It was the first weekend in a long time that we didn't have a million things going on.  This was just what we needed, especially with the new changes coming our way with my new job :-)
I am very hopeful that my stamping time will increase with my new job because I will be working fewer hours...hooray!  I was happy to get in some stamping time over the weekend, which included today's card for the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Skech Challenge this week!
I kept my design pretty simple for a thank you card for my son's pre-school teacher.  This is his last year before hitting elementary school...I'm not sure I'm ready for this!  But he sure is!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Pieces & Patterns
Other Supplies ~ 3/4" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Enamel Shapes
This pattern in the Pick a Pattern DSP is perfect for a teacher card!  This is one of my favorite DSP's in the new catalog!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 26, 2017

#TGIFC109 Designer Inspiration - Rochelle Blok

Happy Friday stampin' friends!  It's a very happy Friday for me because it's my last day of work!!  I start my new job on Tuesday, which will only last a few weeks and then I will be off for the summer with my boys....HOORAY!!!
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Not only am I celebrating my new job, but I'm celebrating with TGIF Challenges Designer Inspiration today too!  We are spotlighting the amazing Rochelle Blok.  I spent so much time looking through her blog and was blown away by her creativity!  I was drawn to one of her current creations and just had to CASE her design!
Of course I had to add a chicken to mine though...being the crazy chicken lady I am these days!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Wood Textures DSP, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Wood Words
Other Supplies ~ Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured EF, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Time for me to get to work and wrap up the end of my career at the Walla Walla Clinic!  I'm so excited to be moving on to my new job with the school district!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday To You

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!

Thanks for joining us for our hop this week!  We took a little break over Mother's Day weekend, but we are back and happy to be creating again!

My stamping time has been so limited lately and my creative mojo is nowhere to be found!  I struggled with this card so much and am not in love with it, but I'm happy to have inked up some new stamps in a few of the new In-Colors!

Supplies Use:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Berry Burst
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels
I do LOVE the new In-Colors!  And hopefully with a bit more stamping in my future, I'll be loving my creations again 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!


Friday, May 19, 2017

Delightful Daisy Birthday - #TGIFC108

It's finally Friday and I finally stamped...this makes for a pretty fabulous Friday!
What will make it even better? How about an all new TGIF Challenges Sketch?
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Since it seems like it's been FOREVER since I've stamped, I kept things pretty clean and simple.  And I am LOVING the new Lemon Lime Twist color, especially with Dapper Denim! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Dapper Denim
Stamp Sets ~ Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Daisy Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels
Don't you love the daisy?!?  I can't wait to make a cute little flower arrangement with the punch!
Be sure to join in the fun over at TGIF!!
Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tasty Birthday Treats

Happy Tuesday stampers!  It has been too long since I've ink any stamps up :-(  Our lives have been so crazy busy lately...my stamps are starting to get dusty!  That should hopefully be changing soon though!
Thankfully I have the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge to give me a reason stamp!
These fun summery colors called for a yummy ice cream cone!  My son claimed they looked good enough to eat!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamp Set ~ Cool Treats
Ink ~ Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats Washi Tape
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and join along in the fun!  We love to see what you create!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pieces & Patterns & Dinosaur's - OH MY!

Happy Monday stampin friends!
Between a full day of baseball on Saturday and stamp club on Sunday, I didn't have much time for stamping this weekend, but I did manage to get one card, thanks to this month's fun SSINK Card Sketch!
And even though I only had time to make one card, I had the chance to play with a few of my pre-order items!  The Pieces & Pattern's stamp set and fun Pick a Pattern DSP paper were perfect for a birthday card for my son's friend who has a birthday this week!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry
Stamp Sets ~ Pieces & Patterns, No Bones About It
Other Supplies ~ Seaside Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, 2016-2018 Enamel Shapes
I love that the No Bones About It stamp set paired well with the cute dino in the new Pieces & Patterns stamp set!
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cheers to Summer ~HSS263 Inspiration Challenge

Hello stamping friends...happy Tuesday!

Are you all {not so} patiently waiting for summer like I am?  After the horribly long and cold winter we had, I would have been happy to skip all of our cold and rainy spring and jump right in to summer!  Hopefully by the end of the month we'll be hitting some warmer temps and seeing more of the sun!

Until then, how about a little summer fun with the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge?!?

Is your mouth watering?!? The popsicles and ice cream and refreshing fruity drinks and watermelon...I can't wait!  The tasty looking drinks had me inking up my Mixed Drinks stamp set with some fun summer colors! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack
Ink ~ Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush
Stamp Set ~ Mixed Drinks
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Cheers to you today and happy stamping!