Friday, December 29, 2017

#TGIFC140 December Designer's Delight

Happy Friday stamping friends!!!  I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and are planning for a fun New Year as well!
I have been enjoying time off with my family and loving every moment of it.  I have never had time off during my boys' winter break, so having two full weeks off with them has been the best Christmas present!

This week is Designer's Delight over at TGIF Challenges.  Since I have a stack of thank you notes to get out, I decided this would be a good chance to get started on them!

I LOVE this floral image in the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Only 5 more days until you can get your hands on this set!  Who's excited for that?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Calypso Coral
Stamp Set ~ Heartfelt Blooms
Other Supplies ~ Gold Metallic Thread
I love the simplicity of this card.  The detail in the flowers is all you need...nothing else!
Be sure to join us over at TGIF Challenges this week and share your creation with us!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 
I hope you are surrounded by the ones you love, sharing old memories and making new ones as well!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Last Second Santa

Christmas is almost here and I am scrambling to get everything done!  Please tell me I'm not the only one who is always wrapping things up at the very last minute!!!  Last minute Santa is what this weeks TGIF Challenges is all about. 
Thank goodness for Stampin' Up! and their super cute Mini Pizza Boxes!  They helped to make a quick and easy gift card holder for all of the ladies in my office.  And talk about last minute...I was finishing these up late last night so I could get bring them in to work this morning!
I added a coffee gift card and some yummy chocolates inside...a perfect little treat for winter break!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Be Merry DSP
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Merry Café
Other Supplies ~ 1/4" Double Stitched Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Coffee Cup Framelits, Mini Pizza Boxes
And we can't forget teacher gifts!  A quick tag on these cute bags I found in the dollar bins at Target were perfect for cookies and a card for my boys teachers.
I think I am finally done with my Christmas least I hope I am! 
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and enjoy your holiday weekend with those you love most, near and far.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Celebrating 12 Years

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!!!  Today is a special day at our house...our twins, Aidan and Hunter are celebrating their 12th birthday.  It does not even seem possible that they are this old already!  I truly wish time would slow down!  Even though I feel like they are growing up too fast, it is amazing to see how much they change each year and witness the amazing young men they are turning in to.  The bond they share is like no other...something only twins have.
This was their first year to deer hunt, so it only seemed right to make them something deer related.  I never make them the same card, but they are always similar...kind of like them :)

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Whole Lot of Lovely, Velum
Ink ~ Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
Stamp Sets ~ Bookcase Builder, Number of Years
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Embossing Paste and Stencils, White Accents, Basic Black Bakers Twine
I love the pop of the Lemon Lime Twist with the black and's a good color combo, especially for boys!
I think this is the first time in a few years that my boys have had to go to school on their birthday.  They are usually lucky enough to celebrate during their Christmas break, but this year they are stuck going to school.  But we are treating them to a fun dinner at their favorite pizza place and feasting on their birthday cookies.  Yes, birthday cookies!  My kids are weird and never want cake for their birthday :-D
Thanks for stopping by today!  If you happen to see my boys today, be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Merry Little Snowman ~ 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!

Can you believe that Christmas is just a week away?!?!  I can't believe it's here seems like it was just Christmas a few months ago!  I spent my weekend baking cookies for Aidan and Hunter's birthday this week (my kids never want's always cookies for their birthday!), baking for Christmas, wrapping presents and cleaning house.  SO BUSY!!  But I did take a little break for some stamping and came up with this merry little snowman.  Isn't he cute?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Be Merry DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Merry Patterns
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Circle Punches, Fox Builder Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Thank you for stopping by today!  We know this time of year is busy for everyone else as well, so this will be our last Monday Montage Hop for 2017.  We'll be back on January 7th to celebrate the new year with a fabulous hop!

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, December 15, 2017

Deck the Halls ~ #TGIFC138 It's Time to be Inspired!

It's Friday!!  And we all know what that means...time for an all new TGIF Challenge!  This week we are being inspired by Christmas Carols.
The Merry Music DSP was my starting point for this card.  It was hard to decide which Christmas carol I wanted to used, but the Carols of Christmas made the decision for me with the Deck the Halls sentiment!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Merry Music DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends
Stamp Set ~ Carols of Christmas
Other Supplies ~ Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Card Front Builder Thinlits, White Perfect Accents
I was going to do just a black and white card, but decided it needed a little bit of color.  I love coloring the White Perfect Accents with the Stampin' Blends!
Thank you for stopping by today! Please be sure to check out all of the amazing design team creations and join in the fun!
Wishing you a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Epicly Awesome Baseball Season

Hello happy stampers and happy Wednesday!!
I got my pre-order box a couple of days ago and I could not wait to get the Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog inked up.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do a scrapbook page with this photo of my boys.
We spent our spring and summer at the baseball fields and we are counting down the days until baseball season starts again! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pacific Point, Real Red. Whisper White
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Set ~ Epic Celebrations*
Other Supplies ~ Simple Stripes Textured Embossing Folder**, Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape**
(*Sale-a-Bration item, **Occasions 2018 Catalog item)
The Myths & Magic Washi tape was the perfect added touch!  And those shoes from the Epic Celebrations stamp FAVORITE!!  I added a few splatters of ink to grunge it up a little bit know, boys and baseball mean grunge!
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back soon for more sneak peeks of what's to come in January!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bubble Over with Color ~ HSSCC279

Whoa!  I don't know about you, but my Monday FLEW by!!  So fast that I almost forgot about this fun new color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
It's a good thing I got a fun new box of pre-order stampin' goodies that were just perfect for this challenge.  You'll have to forgive my was late by the time I got this photo taken and my inside lights are not the greatest.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP (Saleabration)
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Bubble Over
Other Supplies ~ Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon
I LOVE this DSP and LOVE that there are coordinating framelits to cut out the cut soda bottles!  This is probably one of my favorites from the upcoming Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs!
Be sure to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to play along with this fun challenge!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Big On Birthday Celebrations

Hello, hello happy stampers!  We've made it through day closer to the weekend, right?!?  My Monday was a pretty good one until I picked up my twins from basketball practice and discovered that one of them is :(  My youngest was sick for all of Thanksiving break and I thought by now the rest of us would be in the clear, but I was wrong!  I'm just hoping I don't get it!
Since I'm spending some extra couch time with my sickie, I took advantage of the down time to get a little blogging done.  I have SO MANY friends who celebrated their birthday at the end of November and many more celebrating this month!  I've been just as busy making birthday cards as I have been making Christmas cards.
I made this card for a very sweet friend who celebrate her birthday over Thanksgiving weekend.  I love this big Happy Birthday sentiment with the pretty flowers, especially since I got to color them with my Stampin' Blend Markers!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink ~ Basic Black, Stampin' Blends:  Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Big On Birthdays
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine
If you haven't had a chance to play with the new Stampin' Blend Markers, you must try them SOON!  They are the BEST and making coloring even more fun!
Now I must get my sick kiddo off to bed and hopefully on the road to feeling better!  I'm kind of sad that he told me he doesn't need one of us to stay home with him tomorrow...they are getting too old too fast for this momma!
Wishing you all a happy week!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 1, 2017

#TGIFC136 Color Challenge

We made it to Friday!!  Did you all survive a full week back after a short one last week?  It always seems hard to work a full week after having time off!  It's a good thing we have an all new TGIF Challenges waiting for us every Friday! We have a beautiful color challenge for you that will be perfect for some holiday creations!  Or maybe you'll think outside the box and do something different?  I can't wait to see!
I went with Christmas with this card and kept things pretty simple.  I love the little bits of gold with the bold Cherry Cobbler!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Bundle of Love DSP
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Gold
Stamp Set ~ Every Good Wish
Other Supplies ~ Gold Metallic Thread, Layering Circles Framelits
The gold foil designs in the Bundle of Love DSP are so pretty...your creative options are unlimited with this pack!
Now it's your turn to play along with us over at TGIF!  We always love to see what you create!
Have a fabulous Friday!
Happy Stamping!