Sunday, June 4, 2023

Congrats, You Did It!


Graduation season is in full swing and our calendar is full of grad parties! I have a fun grad card to share for this weeks Monday Montage Blog Hop!

If you've followed along with me for a bit, you'll know that the little graduation caps are my favorite embellishment to add to any grad card.  Adding one to a Beautiful Balloons ballon is so much fun!
A few silver foil stars and tassel, along with some Blueberry Bushel confetti went hand in hand with the Congrats sentiment from Phrases for All.  You Did It was the perfect final touch!

Be sure to keep on hopping to see what the rest of our design team has in store!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Sentimental Thanks

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for a colorful new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  A couple of these colors have retired, so I swapped Mango Melody for Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron for Soft Sea Foam.

It's also case the designer over at Global Design Project, where they are casing the amazing Krista Frattin.  I used the layout of her card to create my card today.
I used Sentimental Park for a sweet and simple thank you card.  The flowers were colored in Petal Pink with just a touch of Daffodil Delight.  Some die-cut Soft Sea Foam greenery was tucked in and layered on top of a Balmy Blue Stylish Shapes circle.  A fussy cut thanks and a few little Petal Pink die-cut flowers, embellished with a few rhinestones, completed the card.

Sweet, simple and oh-so-cute!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, May 26, 2023

What Would You Do...

...with a Navy Blue background?
Make a graduation card, of course!  This weeks TGIF Challenges was no challenge at all with graduation season in full swing!
I created a watercolor wash background with just a splash of gold Wink of Stella. (So thankful I still have that in my stash!) Some Distressed Gold Alphabet A La Mode letters were cut, which I layered a few times to help GRAD pop up just a bit more.

Congratulations and You Did It were stamped on water color paper and some Distressed Gold confetti brought the celebration in to full swing!

I have several more grad cards to make and I think this may be my go-to design for this year.  Stay tuned for a few more color variations!

What will you do with a Navy Blue background? Be sure to share your creation with us this week at TGIF Challenges.

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Bird's Eye Thank You

The Monday Montage crew is back with another fabulous hop for you!

I'll admit...I totally slacked for Teacher Appreciate week this year.  I had good intentions of getting something together for my son's teacher, but it never happened.  Thankfully I can redeem myself with an end of the year thank you card and gift!
Bird's Eye View and Everyday Thanks are the BEST stamp sets ever for teacher cards!  I love the pencil from Everyday Thanks and the adorable bird with glasses from Bird's Eye cute!  And you know but now that any stamp set that has images I can color with my Stampin' Blends is a must have!

I played along with this months Stampin' Through the Catalog CASE the designer, using the fun color combo and layout.  Did you notice the fun torn paper?  I am so happy to have White Center paper back!

Whether you hop back to Wendy of Wickedly Wonderful Creations or on to Cathy of Sugar Shack Designs, make sure you hop all the way through the lineup!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, May 19, 2023

How Does Your Garden Grow

Welcome to this months Control Freaks Blog Hop where we are featuring our favorite plants and flowers.  You may just be starting or you may be arriving from the charming blog of Cindy Elam...either way, be sure to hop all the way through to see what we have in store for you today!

Next to stamping, my other favorite hobby is my flower garden.  I have an entire corner of my yard dedicated to flowers and I look forward to working in in every spring and summer!

The new So Refreshing stamp set is so cute!  I always love a pitcher full of lemonade, but a pitcher full of flowers is just as good!  
I stamped the pitcher in Smoky Slate and added some stamped off Pool Party water.  The flowers were stamped right into the pitcher!  The Granny Apple Green stems and Calypso Coral blooms are just gorgeous!  I stamped one more set of flowers to lay across the cute Lost Lagoon table cloth...I love this die cut element!
I wanted a simple little sentiment to tie around the pitcher and the For You from Country Bouquet was just perfect!

Next up is Debbie Henderson're going to love what she has to share with you! 
Happy Stamping!

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Gone Fishing

Hooray for Friday and an all new TGIF Challenges Theme Challenge!  Today we are creating something fantastic for all the men in our lives.  Whether it's Father's Day, a birthday or just because, we have some fabulous projects to share!

The all new Let's Go Fishing Collection is perfect for all of the fisherman in your life. All of the lures, fish, sentiments and amazing Gone Fishing Dies are the best!

I created a lake scene with the water die, tucking a bobber in between the ripples to entice the fish swimming below.  A simple sentiment and a little lure finished this card off. I love how simple it is...perfect for any dad who loves to fish!

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations for some inspiration and join along in the fun!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Zesty and Refreshing Birthday

Welcome to the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge!  This challenge is perfect as we ease our way into the summer months here in the US.  Blue skies, flowers and sweet summer drinks...I'm ready!

I was inspired by the lemonade and pops of red in the photos.  I pulled some additional inspiration from last months Crafty Carrot Sweet Citrus tutorials and cased one of Cindy's cards.

I stamped the lemons in Daffodil Delight on Daffodil Delight card stock then cut them out with the coordinating hybrid embossing folder.  A pop of Poppy Parade came from a punched cherry along with a die-cut Poppy Parade circle from the Brights DSP.  A few little Petal Pink flowers and a couple Granny Apple Green leaves pulled everything together.  

What will you be inspired to create with the latest challenge?  We can't wait to see!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Beauty of the Deep Birthday

Happy Friday and welcome to this months TGIF Challenges Sketch!  There is nothing I love more than a great sketch to help get the creative ideas flowing!

I used Beauty of the Deep for one of my class projects last week and had a few left over bits and pieces that worked perfectly for today's sketch.

I started out by creating an ocean-y background, blending Boho Blue on a piece of Basic White and stamping with a few Misty Moonlight bubbles before embossing with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder.  I tore some pieces of Boho Blue and Misty Moonlight, layering them for even more texture and water-like colors.

Next came all of the colorful bits of coral and seaweed to help complete the under the sea feel.  I can almost hear the ocean waves and feel the warm sunshine!
And anchor and simple Happy Birthday sentiment, along with a few 2023-2025 In Color dots help to complete the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to join along and share your creative inspiration with today's sketch.

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Stamped With Love

It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiment Sketch Challenge!

Do you know what else it's time for?!?  The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog!  With the new catalog comes so many amazing new stamp sets AND so many new and returning colors!

I am so happy to see Blueberry Bushel, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist returning and even more happy to add these colors to my Stampin' Blends collection!  They helped to make a bright and cheerful card with the super cute Stamped With Love stamp set.  

Lots of coloring and just a bit of fussy cutting was all it took to play along with today's sketch.  I hope you'll join along in the fun too!

Click HERE to check out all of the amazing new products in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Zany Zoo Crew Celebration


Hello and welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

I am always drawn to any stamp set that has images that can be colored, but when you have coordinating DSP with adorable critters, you skip the coloring and go straight for the fussy cutting!
Zoo Crew DSP has so many fun critters for any occasions!  And the flip side of all of the cute critters are some amazing black and white patterns of DSP...that's a win win in my book! The only stamping is the sentiment.  Talk about quick, easy and cute!

I love this little fox on the scooter, especially when it's trailing a few celebration balloons across a Lemon Lolly sun!

Card # 2 is the same sketch, different critter!  I played along with this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  Such a fun sketch!
This adorable alligator is sure to put a smile on your face!
Isn't the Petal Pink and Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon Duo Combo the cutest!  With ribbon this cute, it's certainly going to get used!

Keep on hopping by clicking the next or back button. Either way you go, just be sure to make it all the way through!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, April 28, 2023

For a Special Lady

Today over at TGIF Challenges we are honoring all of the special ladies in our lives. There are so many amazing ladies in my life, but none more amazing than my momma!  

I love this in between season of catalogs where, as a demonstrator, you can mix up old favorites with upcoming new favorites!  I inked up the beautiful Artistically Inked stamp set in new In-Colors, Moody Mauve and Wild Wheat.  These colors are gorgeous, especially when you mix in a little Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow on a Crumb Cake card base.

I am a huge collector of ribbon, but often fail to use it.  Anyone else guilty of this?!?  The new In Color Textured Ribbon will NOT be left sitting on my ribbon rack.  It is so pretty and I will certainly be using all of the colors!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check out the other beautiful creations from our talented design team and join us in the fun!

Happy Stamping!
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Plentiful Birthday Wishes

Welcome to an all new Control Freaks Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring a super fun sketch and I can not wait to see everyone's projects! Take a peek at the sketch below and hop along to see all of the creative inspiration we have to share.

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Wasn't Wendy's card amazing?!?  So much talent!

I've been giving a lot of love to my stamp sets that will soon be retiring and today's sketch was perfect for the Plentiful Plants stamp set!  I am SUPER sad to see this stamp set go.  This is one I will hang on to forever!

I started out by cutting the panels in all different colors, then embossing them with a variety of embossing folders for a lot of awesome texture.

I stamped all of the plants in various shades of green and tucked them in pots to coordinate with the panels. A tiny bit of Frayed Ribbon strands were the only embellishments needed.  I used my favorite go-to Happy Birthday sentiment from Artistically Inked to complete the sketch.

Hop along to Debbie for more won't be disappointed!

Thanks for hopping along with us!  We hope you will find the inspiration you need to create your own project with this sketch!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Just Wanted to Say Hi

It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge!

These colors gave me a fun opportunity to pair up Design a Daydream DSP with Enjoy the Adventure Memories & More Card Pack.  How cute is this sweet puppy?

I started with the inside of an Enjoy the Adventure envelope left over from a previous project and layered from there!  The notebook card got even cuter with the spiral bound die cut from the Blossoming Happiness Dies.  A few circles die cut from Design a Daydream DSP brought in some fun patterns to go along with todays challenge.  I had to add some punched Blackberry Bliss Country Bouquet hearts...because who doesn't love a puppy?!?  Thanks to the super cute Enjoy the Adventure stickers, no stamping was required!

It's always fun to mix and match products from the different catalogs to create such a fun little card!  I can't wait to send this to a friend just to say hi!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

Always Here For You

It's time for an all new Monday Montage Blog Hop!

Today's card is another #scrapsoffthedesk creation.  I've had these bits and pieces of Awash in Beauty DSP blooms sitting on my desk for a few weeks now.  It was finally time to put them to use!

With a few snips, I cut each bouquet of blooms and placed them around the edges of a piece of Basic White.  A tiny bit of Merry Merlot peeks out between the layers to tie in the simple stamped image.  A few gold sequins were the only dressing up this card required.

Keep on hopping along my clicking on the next or back button.  No matter what direction you go, just be sure to make your way all the way through the hop!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Sending a Rainbow of Birthday Wishes

We made it to Friday and another fabulous TGIF Challenges!  This week we have a funs sketch for you to play along with!

Not only did I use the sketch for inspiration, but I used the beautiful rainbow of colors as well!

I stamped a variety of Sending Smiles flowers in shades of Polished Pink, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Starry Sky.  The stems were stamped in my favorite Granny Apple Green!

I pulled the die cut Sending out of my scrap pile to add to the Birthday Wishes, which I heat embossed on Starry Sky.  A simple white Baker's Twine bow and a few of my beloved Brushed Brass Butterflies finished things off.  I can't tell you how HAPPY I am that these pretty little butterflies are here to stay for another year. I love them!

I hope you'll join along in our sketchy fun this week! It's always a treat to see what everyone creates!

Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Sweet Citrus Thanks


Mother Nature is still trying to decide what season it is around here, but I think she's almost made up her mind that it really is spring!  The beautiful blue skies are making an appearance and the sun is just needs to warm up a bit more and spring will officially be here!

This weeks Global Design Project Color Challenge certainly feels like spring and when you pair it up with this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, you end up with a springy Sweet Citrus thank you!

I am trying to used up as much as my retiring product as I possibly can and this color challenge was the perfect way to put this adorable Tahitian Tide pattern of Tea Boutique DSP to use.  What's more cheerful than polka dots and citrus fruits?!?
I added a couple Stylish Shapes die cuts to go along with the sketch. I'm so happy these dies made the cut for another year!  I dressed up the fruit with a splash of Petal Pink stamped flowers, a bit of Tahitian Tide Baker's Twine and few clear Milky Dots.  So cute!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Happy Stamping!

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