Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lilypad Thoughts

Do you all know what today is?!?  It's May 31st, which means tomorrow is June 1st.  Do you know what happens on June 1st?!?!  The NEW Annual Catalog will be released and ALL of the amazing new products will be available for you to add to your stamping collection!  HOORAY!!!

When I saw the amazingly beautiful card created by Emma Goodard using the Lilypad Lake, I knew I had to CASE it!  Don't you just love the rippling water?!?  It's made using the coordinating Lakeside Framelits...LOVE!  The stamp set is gorgeous and has beautiful sentiments.  I can not wait to work more with this set.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst
Stamp Set ~ Lilypad Lake
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seaside Embossing Folder, Lakeside Framelits

Can I tell you just how excited I am to have Coastal Cabana back in our color collection???  This is one of my very favorite colors and it pairs so well with Berry Burst and Granny Apple Green, which is a yummy new color.

Just one more sleep my stampin' more sleep until you can get your hands on all of the amazing new products in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. What will be your #1 pick?!?

Have a fabulous day and be sure to check back tomorrow for a cute creation with another NEW stamp set!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sea of Love an Thanks

Hello happy stampers!  We finally made it to Friday and, for many, we have a long weekend ahead of us!  Not only is it Friday, but it also my parents 43rd wedding anniversary.  How cute is this picture of them?!?  I think they were in high school when this was taken. Can you believe they have been together since they were in the 7th grade?  I am so thankful to have their loving relationship to look up to!
These two love birds kicked off their anniversary week by spending some time at the Oregon Coast...a family favorite spot!  The pictures from their stay inspired today's cards, including an anniversary card for them :-)
The anniversary card I made is rather simple, which I love.  I stamped a few background images, then added some fun die cut sea life.  I finished it off with a cute Happy Anniversary sentiment from the soon to be released Itty Bitty Greetings.  
My next card is far from fact, it's down-right busy, but I LOVE it!  I fell in love with the Tranquil Textures Suite when I saw it at OnStage and could not wait to order it!  It was driving me crazy to wait this long to play with everything this suite has to offer!

The sea-inspired colors in the Tranquil Textures DSP are beautiful and the stamped images are amazing!  When you add in the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles and a bit of Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine, you are sure to have an awesome card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Tranquil Tide DSP
Ink ~ Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron
Stamp Sets ~ Sea of Textures, Itty Bitty Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Under the Sea Framelits, Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine, Tranquil Textures Sprinkles

Thank you for stopping by today!  I know I will be setting aside some time to create this weekend and hope to be back to share some more creations at some point.

Until then, have a fabulous and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Manly Moments

Hello stampin' friends!!!  It's almost the weekend...who's excited?!?  This momma is!  My twins were originally scheduled to play in an out of town tournament this weekend, but due to the holiday weekend and lack of teams, it was canceled.  This means we have a WHOLE weekend at home with no baseball games.  Don't get me wrong...I love this time of year and love watching my boys play.  But having an unexpected free weekend is kind of a treat, especially since it's along weekend.

Before I get to today's cards, I promised I would fill you all in on our first annual Special Education track meet we had earlier this week.  It was such a GREAT event!  The kiddos all had so much fun! Seeing all of their smiles as they participated in each event was the BEST part of the day.  We have a few bugs to work out for next year, but all in all, it couldn't have been more perfect for the kids!  I am so very blessed to be a part of such an amazing team!

Okay...on to today's cards!  This month's Paper Pumpkin kit arrived last week and I finally had some time to sit down and create last night.  Masculine cards are always a little bit more difficult for me to come up with, but Stampin' Up nailed it with this kit!  The stamp set has so many great sentiments to create a manly card for any man in your life!

I followed the kit directions for the first two cards.  How great are these?!?!  They went together in no time at all!  The mountain and water pieces are easy to attach!

I stepped things up a bit for the next cards.  I altered the layout of some of them and used my Layering Circles Framelits to add a little extra dimension to a couple others.  There are so many possibilities with this kit!  I love it!

I made sure to order a refill for this kit because I know I will have many more masculine cards to create this year and this kit will be my go to!

If you don't already subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, make sure you do before June 10th!  June's kit will coordinate with amazing new Stampin' Up! products in the 2018-2019 Annual won't want to miss it or any other kits to come come!

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Abstract Flowers and Hugs ~ HSSCC290

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to all of you!  Today is certain to be a happy day for Special Education kiddos in our school district, as well as a few surrounding districts.  It's our first annual Day of Champions Track Meet and my department could not be more excited for all of the students.  They are in for a day full of fun!  Be sure to check back later this week as I am sure I will have some great stories to report :-)

Another exciting Tuesday moment is the latest Hand Stamped Sentiment Color Challenge.  How amazing is this color combo?!?  I can't wait to see what everyone creates with these!
Can I tell you a little you a little secret?!?  I have already pulled my retiring colors and was too lazy to get them back out, so I used Balmy Blue in place of Marina Mist. can be our little secret ;-)  
I was lucky enough to score the beautiful Springtime Impressions Thinlits in my OnStage Display stamper box.  I did not have the coordinating Abstract Impressions stamp set, but I ordered it just as soon as I could!  Look how beautifully they coordinate! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Nature's Poem DSP
Ink ~ Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set ~ Abstract Impressions
Other Supplies ~ Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Iridescent Sequins

Now it's time for you to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and join in our fun with this challenge!

I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Shine Your Light ~ 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 wonderful weekend!  As always, it went by way too fast for me, but we made it a good one.  We spent all day Saturday at the baseball fields and caught up on a few chores around the house and yard on Sunday.  I'm so thankful for nice weather...finally!

My parents are down on the Oregon Coast for a few days to celebrate their anniversary.  They keep posting pictures, which has me longing for some time on the beach.  We will be going at the end of July, which seems like SO FAR away!  So...since I can't be at the beach now, I decided to create my own! I pulled out one of my favorites, High Tide, and added some cute little starfish from the new Under the Sea Framlits to create the perfect beach scene. 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite, Old Olive, Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Tuxedo Black
Stamp Set ~ High Tide
Other Supplies ~ Tranquil Textures Sprinkles, Under the Sea Framelits
Who else needs a beach trip now?!?  I know I am counting down the days until we get to go.  There is just something about the beach that just washes away all of my stress and's my happy place!

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 you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 18, 2018

#tgifc160 Inspiration Challenge

Who is so thankful it's is FINALLY Friday?!?!  This momma sure is!  Between being out of town all last weekend, bringing home a new puppy and being at the baseball fields all but one night this week, I am ready for a break!  

My twins coach decided to give them a night off from practice on Thursday, which means I actually had time to create...just what I needed!  This weeks TGIF Challenges Inspiration Challenge was the perfect inspiration to use the new Nature's Poem Suite.  

I absolutely LOVE all of the colors and textures in this suite.  The Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature's Roots framelits are amazing!  You will want to add this to your MUST HAVE list from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suded, Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Nature's Poem DSP, Wood Textures DSP, Vellum 
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Sets ~ Tree Rings, Rooted in Nature, Apron of Love
Other Supplies ~ Natures's Roots Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Leaves Trinkets, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread

Aren't these colors great?!?!  They are so calming and peaceful...perfect for a Father's Day card for my dad :-)

Be sure to head on over to see what the rest of our amazing design team has been inspired to create WOOD'nt want to miss out!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Berney Bulldog Thank You

Hello stampin' friends and happy Thursday!  

This week has FLOWN by!!!  So quickly, that I almost didn't have time to get anything made for teacher appreciation week!  I had big plans of making something super cute for Owen to take to his teachers this week, along with a card.  Well, as you can see, I only managed a card.  But it's the thought that counts...right?!?

Thanks to the fun Lined Alphabet stamp set and the super cute book images from the Hand Delivered hostess set, I was able to make a quick card for both teachers and send them off to school this morning.  Just in time since there is no school tomorrow!  Oh...and of course I had to add a Berney Bulldog, the mascot for Owen's school. The Sitting Pretty stamp set will forever be called the Berney Bulldog set in our house.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch
Ink ~ Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape
Stamp Sets ~ Lined Alphabet, Hand Delivered, Labeler Alphabet, Sitting Pretty
Other Supplies ~ Pretty Park Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine

Okay, who else saw the new 2018-2020 In Colors and immediately thought of teachers???  These colors are so bright and cheerful and FUN!!!  I am loving ALL of them!

Don't forget to have your kiddos thank their teachers this week...even if it's just a simple thank you straight from their mouth.  A word of thanks goes a long ways, especially for our teachers and all that they do!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hand Stamped Sketch Challenge #289

Good morning happy stampers!  I hope you had a great Monday and are ready to tackle Tuesday!  The amazing design team at Hand Stamped Sentiments has a great sketch to get your creativity off to a great start today.  What better way to start your Tuesday?!?!

Even though we celebrated Mother's Day last weekend with my momma, I still had a few more cards to make and used this great sketch to help get the job done.  I'm trying to use up all of the amazing Petal Passion DSP...but part of me wants to keep a few pieces too.  Does anyone else struggle with saying goodbye to some favorites when they retire?!?!
I made a few cards using different Stampin' Blend colors and different patterns of DSP.  I can't decide which one I like the most!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Petal Passion DSP, Gold Glimmer
Ink ~ Tuxedo Black Memento, Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Stampin' Blends: Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Set ~ Petal Palette, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Petals & More Thinlits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Gold Metallic Thread, Layering Squares Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have an amazing day and have a little time to create with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 4, 2018

#tgifc158 Color Challenge

It's Friday!!!  And we all know what that's time for a new TGIF Challenges challenge!  This week we have a FUN color combo for you to play along with.  I absolutely LOVE these colors!

Lemon Lime Twist is one of my all time favorite colors.  I will be super sad when it retires next year, so be prepared to see a lot of it between now and then!  

This week has been freaking crazy!  I feel like I have been running since the minute my feet hit the ground until the minute I crawl in bed each night.  Sadly, I've had little time for stamping, but thanks to the awesome Picture Perfect Party DSP, I was able to put together a fun card in a hurry.  I love all of the fun images you can cut out of this DSP! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tuxedo Black Memento
Stamp Set ~ Picture Perfect
Other Supplies ~ Black Mini Sequin Trim, Starburst Punch, Metallics Sequin Assortment

Isn't this color combo the BEST?!?!  It will be used again for sure!  Be sure to head on over to see what the rest of the design team did with these will be blown away!

Have a fabulous Friday!

Happy Stamping!