Friday, April 29, 2022

Framed Occasions for Mother's Day

Happy Friday friends!

Welcome to an all new TGIF Challenges Theme Challenge!  This weeks challenge is here just in time for Mother's Day.  Join along in the Mother's Day theme fun!

I had a little fun with more new pre-order products.  Framed Occasions is a great new stamp set that coordinates with the Beautiful Shapes Dies.  I honors of Mother's Day, I used the Daffodil Daydream stamp set.

The petite flowers and leaves from Framed Occasions were inked up in Petal Pink and Mint Macaron, which were layered around some hexagons, diamonds and squares of Design a Daydream DSP.  This beautiful pack of Host DSP is full of so many pretty patterns and images.

Life has been super busy with work, baseball, kiddos, house chores...the list could go on forever!  So, I'm keeping things short and sweet today.  

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Cup of In Color Tea


Hello and welcome to an all new Monday Montage Blog Hop!  We are back after a little break and can't wait to share our creations with you!

I FINALLY opened my box of pre-order goodies (one of the MANY perks of being a demonstrator!) and I am oh-so-happy with all that I got!  I always love it when the new Annul Catalog comes out and we have fresh new In Color's to play with.  You are going to LOVE how bight and cheerful they are this year!

The Tea Boutique Suite was first on my list because the adorable Tea Boutique DSP includes ALL of the 2022-2024 In Colors!  Check out my cute creation below to see all of the colors in action.

I started out by creating a simple background of cute little flowers in shades of Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis with Parakeet Party leaves. Even the names of the new In Colors are FUN!

You know that I love strips, so the tea cup with stripes was a no-brainer for me.  I stamped it in Sweet Sorbet and filled it with Parakeet Party leaves. The tea tag was stamped in Starry Sky with a bit of Parakeet Party in the background.  

The Tea Boutique DSP is FULL of colorful and adorable patterns that are perfect for so many occasions.  I went with the simple Crushed Curry and Orchid Oasis patterns.  I love this color combo!  

I finished the card off with a little Tahitian Tide Bakers Twine bow.  I can not tell you how excited I am to have In Color Bakers Twine again!  Only a little while longer before all of these amazing products are available to everyone!

Check out the rest of our Monday Montage won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope to have a few more creations to share throughout the week, so be sure to check back!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

How Will I Live Without...

The Control Freaks are back with an all new Blog Hop this month.  We took a short break last month and we are so happy to be hopping along again!  You may have just arrived from Debbie Henderson or you may just be starting. Either way, don't miss a single stop!

This month we are sharing our favorite stamps, dies, embellishments, papers (and so much more) that we just can't live without!  Every time we have to say good bye to retiring products, I can't imagine my stamping life without them. Anyone else feel that way?  I'm here to share a few of my favorite retiring things before they are gone for good.
I am seriously sad that the Sweet Strawberry bundle is retiring.  I love these sweet strawberry images and sentiments.  I love them even more as a pop of color with a Basic Black card base.

I stamped the floral image on a piece of Basic White, coloring the flower in Petal Pink and leaves in Mossy Meadow.  The strawberries were colored in Real Red, with their tops and extra leaves in Mossy Meadow too.  The berries were punched out with the Strawberry Punch and popped up for a little extra dimension.  The simple Thank You sentiment was heat embossed in white on Basic Black with a little strip of  black and white Pattern Party DSP.  It was finished off with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a little Playful Pets bakers twine.

Next up is another one of my favorites...Tasteful Touches and the coordinating Tasteful Labels Dies.  I love the floral image in this stamp set and the dies...oh, how I will miss them!  I use these dies on almost EVERY card I make!
This card is a case of one of this months Crafty Carrot Collective projects, created by Cindy Schuster...I loved the layout of her project and just had to use it!  I started off by combining two patterns from In Good Taste DSP, adding a diagonal strip of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.  Some flowers, colored in Balmy Blue, and a few Granny Apple Green sprigs were tucked in behind the sentiment, along with a few more gold leaves.  A few Brushed Brass Butterflies finished things off...isn't it pretty?

Next up is Melissa Davies of Rubber Funatics...isn't she amazing?!?!

Thanks for hopping along with us!

Happy Stamping!


Watercolor Birthday Wishes

Welcome to Tuesday and an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge!  Did you see all of the amazing Design Team creations? I always love seeing how different everyone is in the creativity and I can't wait to see what YOU create!

Sometimes it's good to just go back to the basics of paper, ink and embellishments, no die-cutting...just good ol' basic stamping!  

I inked up the largest circle from Watercolor Shapes in Coastal Cabana, adding some Bermuda Bay crosses to each one.  I was going to stick with all circles, but decided to add a little extra with the Pacific Point squares.

I guess you could say I stepped a little outside of simple stamping with my fussy cut circle and sentiment, but you know fussy cutting is my favorite!  I popped the third Coastal Cabana circle up on some Dimensionals, as well as the Happy Birthday sentiment for a little know, dimension!

I do hope you'll join along in this weeks challenge and share your creativity with these fun colors!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Sunshine & Rainbows

Welcome to Friday and an all new TGIF Challenges!
I had to get a little creative with this weeks Technique Challenge and create my own mask.  Why in the world do I not have any of the amazing masks?!?!  That's the beauty of some of our punches and dies can make your own!
I used the Cloud Punch to create a simple Balmy Blue cloudy sky background for a cheerful rainbow and sunshine!  

I'm using the returning In Colors as much as I can before they are gone.  I am really going to miss Misty Moonlight!  Want to know what else I'm going to miss? The Tasteful Labels dies!  These are probably my most used dies!  Good-bye's are so hard!

I don't know about you, but I am SO happy it's Friday!  I hope you all have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Let Hope Be Your Anchor

It's Spring Break for our schools and today's Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge is inspired by our trip to the Oregon Coast.

This pattern of the Waves of the Ocean DSP reminds me so much of the ocean waves right now...big, beautiful, swirling swells!  I paired the DSP up with my favorite returning stamp set Sailing Home.

I stamped the lighthouse in Coastal Cabana, the anchor in Granny Apple Green and the compass in Smoky Slate.  These die cut images were perfect to go along with this weeks sketch.  And this's my absolute favorite!  I heat embossed the sentiment in white on Smoky Slate.  Isn't this stitched Smooth Sailing Die perfect for the sentiment?

Sadly, this is a short trip to the Oregon Coast for us, but it's been a great one!  Tomorrow we head back to reality...back to baseball and back to the daily grind of every day life.  The good news is that we are on the downhill slide to summer break and it will be here before we know it!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Ranunculus Romance ~ Monday Montage

Hello friends and welcome to another marvelous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  I promise you will love each and every creation along the way, so don't miss a single one!

It's almost ranunculus season and I can't wait for the beautiful blooms to brighten up my flower garden.  While I wait for my flowers to bloom, I'll happily create some Ranunculus Romance with stamps, ink and paper!

I created a fun collage background with all of the beautiful stamps from the Ranunculus Romance stamp set in shades of Petal Pink, Merry Merlot, Cinnamon Cider and Sahara Sand.  A Tailored Made Tags was die cut for the the pretty ranunculus bouquet.  The ranunculus flowers were stamped in Cinnamon Cider, then colored with the Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  A little bit of Merry Merlot was sponged in the center to replicate some of my favorite ranunculus blooms.

A snip of Petal Pink Cotton Ribbon topped the tag with a Linen Thread bow.  A layer of Merry Merlot embossed with the Hive 3D embossing folder added just the right amount of texture.  

I'm so happy this beautiful bundle will be carrying over to the next Annual Catalog!   I have a full year left to create more romantic ranunculus projects!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Tropical Layers

Happy Friday and welcome to an all new TGIF Challenges Color Challenge!

What a week it has been!  The week before spring break at an elementary school is no joke!  Students and staff are all more than ready for a week off to relax and recharge for the last few weeks of school.

I'm a sucker for anything tropical or beach related, so the Artfully Composed Suite was right up my alley.  The Tropical Layers Dies were fun to use in this weeks color challenge.  Gorgeous Grape is not a color I use very often, but it is amazing with Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana!

I used the fun criss-cross die on a piece of Basic White and brushed some Coastal Cabana over the top, along with a few stamped off text images.

I added a layer of the awesome Vellum Layering Designs sheets that are part of this suite, along with some of the White Frayed Ribbon.  The little heart shaped leaves were perfect for embellishments.  And that stitched edge...I love what it adds to the card!

I hope you join along in this colorful fun and share your creation with us!

Happy Stamping!

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