Monday, June 29, 2020

Faith and Confetti

Coming home from vacation is always a big bummer!  The fun is over and there is always so much to catch up on!  Endless amounts of laundry and yard work took up a better part of my weekend, but I did manage to get in a little stamping time.
I received an order just before leaving and I could not wait to get back home and play with the super cute Playing with Patterns Suite.  I absolutely LOVE all of the colors in the Playing with Patterns DSP!  I'm defiantly going to need more!
I decided to pair up Ridiculously Awesome with this fun DSP, inking up my favorite sentiment of the stamp set.  Let your Faith be bigger than your Fear...SO GOOD! I heat embossed the sentiment on Costal Cabana and again on Night of Navy which I fussy cut the word Faith to add just a bit more color.  The hearts were stamped in VersaMark on Purple Posey...I love that little trick!  The cute little Playing with Patterns Resin Dots were a fun addition.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Purple Posey, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Playing with Patterns DSP
Ink ~ VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Ridiculously Awesome, Pattern Play
Other Supplies ~ Playing with Patterns Resin Dots

Next up is a quick and easy paper scrap card, which is great when you have a pack of DSP that you love and can't decide which pattern to use! I cut a few of my favorites in different widths and lengths, added a quick heat embossed sentiment with a few stamped polka dots and wrapped it all up with a little Night of Navy Playing with Patterns Ribbon.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Playing with Patterns
Ink ~ VersaMark, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Set ~ Pattern Play
Other Supplies ~ Night of Navy Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack

Given the current state of our country, as well as the rest of the world, we all need to throw our faith around like confetti!

Have a happy Monday!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Sending Summer Sunshine ~ #tgifc270 Theme Challenge

Summer is here and we are celebrating it at TGIF Challenges this week!  Join us in our Summer Vibes Theme challenge...we can't wait to see what you create!
My family kicked off the first week of summer with some HEAT...100+ degree heat in Zion.  It was an amazing trip and we had so much fun!  I mean, it's ALWAYS fun when I'm with my BFF Wendy!
When I think of summer, I think of cold, juicy pineapple!  I lived off of this fruit when I was pregnant with my good.  My favorite stamp in the Cute Fruit stamp set is the pineapple!
I created a bright watercolor background using the cool new Water Painters and Watercolor's like a splash of summer!  The cute sentiment comes from this months Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit.  It was absolutely perfect for this theme challenge!  The rectangle frame was a little too blah, so I added a few splatters with my Mango Melody Stampin' Write Marker.  It's such a fun technique!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Mango Melody, Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Mango Melody, Garden Green, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Cute Fruit, Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Rectangles, Tasteful Labels, Water Painters

We are on our final stretch home.  We had such a great trip, but it's always good to get back home too!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Cherished Friend ~ Hand Stamped Sentiments

Happy Tuesday stampers!
Welcome to an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  We have a colorful challenge for you to play along with today.
I decided to ink up Lovely You again.  I wasn't if I could make this set work with these shades of blue/green, but I was happily surprised to see just how pretty it turned out.
I stamped the flowers and leaves in a random pattern, adding a few fussy cut pieces and a simple little sentiment.  I punched a Whisper White label using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, then added the fussy cut sentiment that I heat embossed on Bermuda Bay.
A few little rhinestones and this pretty card is complete!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink ~ Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Lovely You
Other Supplies ~ Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I hope you will play along with us this week!  We love to see what you are inspired to create!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Peony Thoughts ~ Monday Montage

Welcome to an all new Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss a single creation from this amazing group of stampers!
Hello from Utah!  It took us two days of travel, but we made it to Rockville, UT to hang out with our very own Wend Weixler! I am so excited to spend a few days with her exploring Zion!  Hopefully we will get in a little stamping time together as well!
I got a new box of stamps and paper a couple days before we left and had just enough time to put this beauty together.  When I saw the Peony Garden suite, I knew it was one that I had to have.  I LOVE much that I just planted two more in my yard this year!

The subtle colors in the Peony Garden DSP are gorgeous.  I chose two of the Smoky Slate patterns of DSP to layer, then added the largest peony image colored in Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam for just the right amount of soft color.   
The Elegant Faceted Gems provided just the right amount of bing.  I can already tell I will be needing more of these elegant embellishments!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Gray, Peony Garden DSP
Ink ~ Basic Gray, Memento, Stampin' Blends:  Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam
Stamp Set ~ Prized Peony
Other Supplies ~ Peony Dies, Elegant Faceted Gems

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, on to the next stop on the hop!

Happy Stamping!

We've added a list of everyone's home pages so you can hop along in any order you wish!  Just make sure you don't miss any!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Celebrating All of the Dad's

Father's Day is tomorrow, but we celebrated a little early as we are headed out of town for a long overdue vacation!  I'm a little sad I won't be with my dad on Sunday, but I am so happy we were able to celebrate early.

Once again, the World of Good suite is coming through to help create a great card!  By adding "Dad" to this sentiment, I had the perfect Father's Day card.
I love all of the rich colors in the World of Good Specialty DSP.  And the Old World Paper Embossing Folder is SO AMAZING!  The texture it adds is the best!  After embossing the map pattern of DSP, I tore the edges and sponged a little Soft Suede them.  I love how it turned out.

The World Map dies in this suite are stunning! There is so much you can do with this entire suite.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Misty Moonlight, World of Good Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
Ink ~ Misty Moonlight, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Beautiful World, A Good Man
Other Supplies ~ Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder, Tasteful Labels Dies, World Map Dies

Thank you for stopping by today!  I will be back a bit later this week with a few more creations to share.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Sweet Taste of Summer ~ Control Freaks Blog Hop

Welcome to the June edition of the Control Freaks Blog Hop!  We are excited to share some fun projects from the shiny new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

You might just be starting the hop or you may have got here from the super creative Connie Babbert.  No matter where you start, make sure you make it all the way don't want to miss a thing!

We have had some unusually cool days this past week, but it's starting to warm up and we are getting a taste of summer.  AND my boys and I are officially on summer break, so I am craving ALL things summer!  I can almost taste the sweetness of summer in the cards I am sharing today.

I quickly fell in love with the super adorable Cute Fruit stamp set in the Beginner Brochure and just had to have it!  The images are just so much fun, even if you don't use the adorable little faces that this set comes with!  
I inked the images up in bright colors of Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede, creating a fun stamped background.  I stamped a few more fruity images to fussy cut and finished the card off with a heat embossed sentiment on Basic Black.  I used a Garden Green card base, making the bright colors pop even more! A little bit of texture was added using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. 

Next up is a card that feels like a cool glass of lemonade!  These cute little fruity images are from the Simply Citrus Card Kit.  I love that you can create super cute cards with the All-Inclusive kit as well as some of your own.  
I had myself a little color-therapy session to create my own designer series paper. After stamping the images in Memento, I colored the lemons in Daffodil Delight and the slices in Flirty Flamingo.  I added a few Granny Apple Green leaves and colored the background in Pool Party. Once again, I fussy cut a few images to add to the Hello Sunshine sentiment, which is heat embossed on Basic Black.  I have a feeling I will be using the stamps from this kit a lot this summer!
Are you all craving some summer fruits now?!?  Well grab your favorite and hop on over to the next super creative Connie...Connie Tumm.  She has a great project in store for you!  Thank you for hopping with us!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Love Makes Us Family

Hello stampers!
As I wrap up my final week of the school year from home, I'm able to sneak in a little more stamping time...YAY!!!  Just a few more days and we will all be on summer break, which means even more stamping time!
I did get a little stamping break today to join in the latest Stampin' Through The Catalog Challenge, using the lovely new Lovely You stamp set.
I just love these fun little floral and leave stamps...they are so cheerful and happy!  I inked up the flowers and leaves in a rainbow of colors, fussy cutting a few to tuck behind the sentiment.
The coordinating Lovely Labels Pick a Punch is just as lovely as it sounds.  You can create fun labels in 6 different sizes, in any length that you want.  I love being able to layer two different sizes of labels for the sentiment.
Speaking of sentiments...isn't this one just the BEST?!?  Love really is what makes all of us family!  The sentiments this stamp set are all so perfect!  

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Lovely You
Other Supplies ~ Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

I didn't put this stamp set away after I created this card...I kept on stamping.  Be sure to check back soon for a look at what else I created with it!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 12, 2020

#TGIFC268 Sketch Challenge

We've made it through another week!  If I'm being honest, even though I am still working and my boys are still doing school from home, the days all seem to blend together.  Half the time I can't even remember what day it is!  
But I always make sure I remember when Friday's roll around because that always means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenges.  
This week we have a fun Sketch/Technique challenge for you to play along with.  Trim down the front panel of your card to reveal the inside.  FUN!
I might of cheated a little...I forgot to trim the front panel!  I glued things down before I realized that I had forgotten this step and I was too lazy to start over.  You'll forgive me, right?!?! 
The Ornate Boarders Dies were perfect for this challenge!  I love the cute little flower and the negative stems came in perfect for some additional embellishments.  I was a little worried that the gingham ribbon was going to be too heavy with these dainty little flowers, but it all tied in together so well!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Just Jade, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink ~ VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Ornate Thanks
Other Supplies ~ Ornate Boarders Dies, Tasteful Touches Dies, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Just Jade Gingham Ribbon, White Embossing Powder

My boys will be wrapping up their final week of school next week, which means one more thank you card will go out to their teachers.  I know that these past couple of months have been HARD and I appreciate ALL that they have done!

Here's to a fantastic weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Daisy Smiles ~ Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #341

Happy Tuesday stampers!  It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  This week we have a fun sketch for you to play along with! 
While I anxiously wait for my new Annual Catalog order to arrive, I decided to give a little attention to a fun set that has carried over...Daisy Lane. The little daisies that coordinate with the Medium Daisy Punch are just too cute!
I stamped the daisies in Bermuda Bay, layering two for each flower.  I colored the centers in Daffodil Delight and added some Granny Apple Green ferns behind them.  Things still felt a little plain, so I added some Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green much fun!  I did use the new Old World Paper 3D embossing folder to add a little bit of texture, as well as some Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon.  I finished the card off with a cheerful sentiment that is sure to make anyone smile!  Speaking of smile, I cut this one out with the new Tasteful Labels dies.  I am going to be using these a LOT!  There are so many great labels in this set!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will join me and the rest of the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team and play along with this weeks challenge.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

You Are SO Loved ~ Monday Montage

Welcome to an all new Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss a single creation from this amazing group of stampers!

How are you all doing?  I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during these uncertain and trying times in our world.  My heart has certainly felt a little heavier this past I retrated to my craft room and created some happiness to share!

I have gotten a lot of use out of the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle so far and I have so many more ideas.  I LOVE this bundle!  I created my own DSP by stamping the large sunflower in Memento, then added a big splash of color with a bright and sunny Daffodil Delight sunflower.
I added a bit of texture to this card using the new, and amazing, Tasteful Textile 3D embossing 3D folder.  If you don't have this embossing folder yet, it is a must have!  I finished the card off with a sweet little sentiment with a whole lot of meaning, especially right now.  Stampin' Up! released this stamp set at just the right time.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink ~ VersaMark, Memento, Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Stamp Set ~ Celebrate Sunflowers
Other Supplies ~ Tastefl Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Sunflowers Dies, White Embossing Poweder

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, on to the next stop on the hop!

Happy Stamping!

We've added a list of everyone's home pages so you can hop along in any order you wish!  Just make sure you don't miss any!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Rare Dad

Why did I wait so long to use this super fun stamp set?!?!  
This set may no longer be available, but I am so happy I got my hands on it!  Sharing these fun cards is a fun way to bid a fond farewell to the Mini Catalog!
Being the coloring fool that I am, of course I had to color all of the tasty barbecue treats, which look good enough to eat!  I stamped the grill and added a layer of Smoky Slate to help it stand out a bit more.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento on Mango Melody, which will now always remind me of cheese slices!
I stepped this card up a bit by fussy cutting the grill and a few of the foods, as well as a little flame.  I added a couple of colorful wonky layers and finished it off with the same sentiment. These will make the BEST Father's Day cards for the grill-loving-dads in my life!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Real Red, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink ~ Real Red, Mango Melody, Memento, Stampin' Blends:  Real Red, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral
Stamp Set ~ Outdoor Barbecue

Can you believe it?!?!  I didn't use ANY embellishments on this card...that almost NEVER happens!

I am so sad I waited so long to use this stamp set as we are saying good-bye to it today.  But I will be keeping it in my stash to use for more cards in the future.

Don't forget what tomorrow is...Annual Catalog release day!!!  I can't wait!

Happy Stamping!!!