Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #281

We made it through another Monday!!!  And that means it's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge. 

We have a fun color challenge for you this week. 

I'll be the first to admit...I had no clue what to do with these colors at first, but after looking through my stamp sets, I knew the watercolor heart image from the Heart Happiness stamp set would be perfect in these colors!

I stamped off once to achieve a lighter color...the full color was a bit too bold for me!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink ~ Real Red, Perfect Plum, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set ~ Heart Happiness
Other Supplies ~ Lots to Love Box Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Metallic Sequins
I kind of love the splash of gold with these colors!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and join along in our color challenge fun!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Simple Saturday

Hello stampers and happy Saturday!
Our Saturday's are jammed packed with sports between now and the end of June, so my stamping time on Saturday's is pretty limited right now.  But since I try to get in my craft room a little bit each day, I've decided to go with Simple Saturday stamping :-)  It's always great to have a quick and easy card for any occasion.
Picture Perfect Party Suite is absolutely perfect for creating a simple card. The two step stamps in the stamp set are so easy to use and create some pretty cute images, like these party horns.  Add some super cute DSP from the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack, a few sequins and BAM...you're done!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party DSP
Ink ~ Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Picture Perfect Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Tutti-Frutti Sequins
I love the font in the sentiments in this stamp set too!  I pretty much love EVERYTHING in this whole suite!!!
I'm going to try to squeeze in a few more minutes of stamping before we head out again to my twins' basketball game this afternoon :-)
Have a great day and happy stamping!

Friday, January 26, 2018

#tgifc144 Technique Week - Card in a Box

It's time for this weeks TGIF Challenge!  This week is Technique Week and we are creating a card in a box!
I'm not gonna lie...I have the hardest time with these cards!  They are so super cute, but I have a heck of a time figuring out what to have popping out of my box! 
My youngest has been obsessed with the Myths & Magic Suite, so I decided to create a little castle.  I think the only thing missing for this super cute stamp set is a pretty little princess!  But my brave night is keeping the unicorn safe from the dragon :) 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Myths & Magic DSP, Silver Glimmer, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Ink ~ Stampin' Blend Markers, Memento, Night of Navy, Basic Gray
Stamp Sets ~ Magical Day, Picture Perfect Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Magical Mates Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Large Number Framelits
Do you see the little mermaid peeking out from below?!?  I had to add her too :)
Thank you for stopping by today! Now it's your turn to give it a try!  I can't wait to see all of the card in a box creations from everyone!
Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Just a Note

Happy Wednesday stampers!  I have to admit...I've kind of been neglecting the amazing goodness in the annual catalog.  It happens EVERY time the Occasions Catalog comes out! I get so wrapped up in all of the new stuff that I forget about some of the awesome stamp sets from the annual catty!
We've had lots of gloomy weather lately, so I thought it would be fun to create a card to brighten up a friends day!  The Tutti-frutti DSP combined with the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits made for a fun and cheerful card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Tutti-frutti DSP, Vellum
Ink ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Lift Me Up
Other Supplies ~ Iridescent Sequins, Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, Up & Away Thinlits
I love how the vellum softens things up just a little...and kind of hides the clouds too :)  I need to remember to use this more!
Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Southern Birthday Serenade

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!

Do you ever have days where you try and try to create something and just can't get what you have in you mind on paper?  That was totally me today!  I had an idea using another stamp set, but when I got everything stamped and laid out, I was not happy with it....AT ALL! Rather than continue to frustrate myself, I set that project aside and chose a totally different stamp set and went with something simple and pretty.

I LOVE the lace background and pretty bunch of flowers in the Southern Serenade stamp set.  The flowers are perfect for coloring.  I stamped the lace background in Sahara Sand, stamped off once.  I wanted just a little peak of the lace behind the flowers, which I fussy cut and popped up a little with the super cute Mini Stampin' Dimensionals...those little dots of foam are the BEST! Add a few pears, sequins and sentiment and I now have the perfect card to send to my mother in law for her birthday later this week.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Memento, Old Olive, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Southern Serenade
Other Supplies ~ Pearl Basic Jewels, Iridescent Sequins
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have an amazing day!

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, January 19, 2018

Simply Tailored

Happy Friday stampin' friends!!!  Do you have any big plans for the weekend?  I hope some stamping is involved at some point for you!  We have a day full of soccer and basketball tomorrow, but Sunday should be a good day of stamping for me...yippee!
I needed to add a few masculine cards to my collection and the True Gentleman Suite helped get the job done!  I kept these cards pretty simple, which is VERY hard for me.  I always want to add more layers or more embellishments...more, more, more.  It's so hard for me to stop!  I managed to stop with these ones and I'm kind of happy with how they turned out.


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ True Gentleman DSP, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Truly Tailored
Other Supplies ~ Tailored Tag Punch, Banner Triple Punch

I love the colors and patterns in this DSP...they are perfect for any guy card!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Friday and an amazing weekend as well!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #281

It's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have an inspiration challenge for you.  How pretty are all of these hearts?!?
I've been hanging up cute banners on my office cubical all school year and was reminded last week that I needed a new one for Valentine's Day.  This inspiration challenge was just what I needed to come up with a cute little banner to brighten up my office.  I love al of the colors with the hints of gold in the Painted with Love Specialty DSP!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Painted with Love Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets ~ Sure Do Love You, Heart Happiness
Other Supplies ~ Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Love Mini Tinsel Trim, Linen Thread, Banner Triple Punch
I may have to make a second one of these to hang up at home.  I seem to have stored my Valentine decorations in a good spot last year because I can not find any of them!
Be sure to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you are inspired to create.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Simply Amazing Sunday

Happy Sunday stampers!!!  I'm finally sitting down in my craft room after a full morning of cleaning. We set aside half of a day each weekend to get our chores done, and this morning was the day this weekend.  All of my boys cleaned their rooms and got rid of a bunch of junk...which made for a happy momma!  My hubby filled a dump trailer FULL of tree limbs that fell during an ice storm a couple weeks ago and I cleaned house.  Now that we all have our chores done, we have free time to do what we want :-)  The hubs and the boys are glued to the football games, so I happily retreated to my craft room for some much needed craft therapy.
I caught up with the latest Freshly Made Sketches team and played along with their latest sketch.
I have been itching to use the Amazing You and Celebrate You Thinlits, which I earned from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for free.  After seeing some cards created with this set in this weeks Stampin' Up! Succeed Weekly, I used that for added inspiration for today's card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tranquil Tide, Basic Black, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Amazing You
Other Supplies ~ Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
I have not used Tranquil Tide a whole lot, but after using it for this card, I will most certainly be using it more!  It's a beautiful color! I'm happy it's hear to stay for another year!
Thanks for dropping by today!  I'm off to create some more fun projects :-)  Be sure to check back later this week to see what I've been up to!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 12, 2018

#TGIFC142 Sketch Challenge

It's Friday!!!  And we all know what that means...it's time for an all new TGIF Challenge and this week we have a sketch for you.
Epic Celebrations is a set you can earn for FREE during the Sale-A-Bration period and this is probably one of my favorite sets! Being the mom of a couple of "tweens", this set is perfect for them or any of their friends celebrating birthdays. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Epic Celebrations
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Wood Crate Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Every Day Label Punch
Even though I have a house full of boys, this stamp set works just as well for the girls too.  That makes this set even better!  Be sure to add this to you SAB wish list if you haven't earned it already!
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happiest of Birthdays

Happy Wednesday stamping friends...we're half way through the week!  After being gone from work for two weeks, this week is flying by catching up on all of my work.  Before I know it, the weekend will be here and we get another long weekend...hooray for an extra day of stamping!
I'm trying to get back in the habit of making at least one card a day.  When I worked from home, it was pretty easy to get that done.  Now that we have established a good morning routine, I'm gaining more free time, which means more stamping time!
Today's card is a pretty quick and simple card using the new Picture Perfect Party Suite.  I love the bright colors in the DSP and the fun stamps make for fantastic birthday card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Berry Burst, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach
Stamp Set ~ Picture Perfect Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes Framelits
This is probably one of the easiest two-step stamp sets I've ever used!  The pieces line up so easily and making the stamping a snap!  Be prepared to see more with this stamp set over the next couple of months!
I hope the rest of your week goes by quickly and you get some stamping time of your own in!
Happy Stamping! 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Party Like a Panda ~ 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 hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  I have enjoyed two full weeks of with my family a
and am already looking forward to spring break in a few months!  Our time together has been the best Christmas gift this year!

I had lots of stamping time over the holiday break and I am so happy to be hopping with my Monday Montage BFF's again!  It was nice to have a little break, but I always miss seeing all of the amazing creations from this group! 

If you haven't seen all of the awesome FREE Sale-A-Bration items you can earn between now and March 31st, then you are missing out on the most adorable little panda bears!  I LOVE this Sale-A-Bration stamp set and it pairs perfectly with the Picture Perfect Party DSP!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Party Pandas
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tutti-frutti Sequins, Rhinestone Jewels, White Bakers Twine


Don't these little guys just make you happy?!?!  They are just too cute :-)

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, January 5, 2018

Happy Birthday Dad

Today an amazing man is celebrating his birthday...my dad!  I am pretty sure this will be one of his best years yet because he is now less than 12 months away from retirement!  One year from now, we will be celebrating his retirement (and my early 40th birthday...yikes!) on a warm, sunny beach.
I created his birthday card with the thoughts of those warm sunny beaches in the back of my mind.  I'm hoping he can put this in his office as a reminder of what's to come as he counts down his final months, weeks and days of work!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Watercolor Paper
Stamp Sets ~ Waterfront, Apron of Love
Ink ~ Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Other Supplies ~ Brusho Crystal Colour, Seaside Embossing Folder
So...this was the first time I used the Brusho Crystal Colour...and I need more practice!  It is fun, but it takes a little work to get the hang of it.  It took me several attempts to not make a mess of my card and if you look closely, you'll see that I got some of the blue on my sun.  Oh well...it adds to the card, right?!?!  It is fun and I am looking forward to playing with it some more!
If you know my dad, be sure to send him Happy Birthday wishes today!  It will make his day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sale-A-Brate the 2018 Occasions Catalog

It's time to Sale-A-Brate!  It's time for you to get your hands on the new 2018 Occasions Catalog goodies AND earn FREE stuff from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Between January 3rd and March 31st, you can earn FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. For every $50 spent, before tax and shipping, you will earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE!  And this year there is something NEW second level reward in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  When you spend $100, you can earn a level 2 item, such as an amazing die set or a bigger stamp set.  So AWESOME!!! 
I have a fun card to share with you today using a super cute stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and some awesome DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  When you purchase the Bubble Over Bundle, some cardstock and a stamp pad, you can earn the DSP for FREE!  Score!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Bubbles and Fizz DSP
Ink ~ Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Bubble Over
Other Supplies ~ Bottles & Bubbles Framelits
Doesn't this card just make you happy?!?!  I love the little soda bottles and the bubbles.  This is a great stamp set for a card for ANYONE!
Thank you for stopping by today!  Let me know if you need a catalog of your own...I have lots to share!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments #280 Sketch Challenge

Hello happy stampers and happy Tuesday!
We are back at Hand Stamped Sentiments with a fun sketch for you to play with.
It seems crazy to be creating Valentine cards so soon after Christmas, but it will be here before we know it and I'm trying to stay ahead of the game!
The new Painted with Love Suite is so pretty!  I love the pretty colors with splashes of gold!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Melon Mambo, Painted with Love Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set ~ Sure Do Love You
Other Supplies ~ Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Glitter Flakes, Banner Triple Punch
I'm not going to lie...the Gold Glitter Flakes are kind of messy!  But I do love me some glitter, so they are worth the mess!
Now it's your turn to play along with our sketch!  I can't wait to see what you are inspired to create!
Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Magical Day

Happy New Year stamping friends!  I hope you all had a safe and fun night ringing in the New Year! We celebrated with the east coast and called it quits about 9:30...such party animals, right?!?
Since my hubby had to work, I deemed today a chore day at our house so we could have fun playing the rest of the week.  I got most of my chores done, but when I got to my craft room to clean, I got totally distracted by my new stamps and paper and HAD to play.  Shhh...don't tell my boys!
The new Myths & Magic Suite is so cute and SO FUN to color! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Basic Gray, Fresh Fig, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Stampin' Blend Markers, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, Fresh Fig, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set ~ Magical Day
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Magical Mates Framelits

This is such a great set for cards for kids and even adults too!  I'm excited to share this set with my stamp club this month!
I hope you are getting some stamping time in today as well! 
I guess I should get back to cleaning now...who am I kidding!  I'm going to make another card or two while my kids are watching a movies.  Chores will still be here tomorrow, right?!?!
Happy Stamping!