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!

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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!

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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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Friday, April 7, 2023

Sweetest Day

It's Friday and the TGIF Challenges design team is kicking off the month of April with a cheerful new Color Challenge.

Is anyone else sad to say goodbye to Bermuda Bay at the end of the month?  This is a color I will miss for sure!  It was fun to pair up with some yummy yellow cherries for this challenge. Take a peek!

I inked up the cherries in Daffodil Delight then sponged a little Real Red around the edges to create the perfect Rainier Cherry, then topped them with a Pear Pizzazz stem and leaves.

I used the background stamp to add a little Bermuda Bay fun to a Stylish Shapes Circle, along with a Rays of Sunlight strip of Daffodil Delight for a burst of sunshine.  

This card has me dreaming of warm summer days and snacking on sweet cherries, especially as spring break is coming to an end...just a few more months and that dream will come true!

Head on over to TGIF Challenges to check out what the rest of the design team has for you this week and be sure to play along!

Happy Friday and happy stamping!

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Rainy Days ~ #HSSIC411

Happy Spring...or should I say winter?!?  We woke up to several inches of snow yesterday...on the first day of spring break!  April showers, not snow storms, bring May flowers!

Thank goodness for some springtime inspiration with this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge. I'm definitely dreaming of those April showers to bring some May flowers!

Since I have a huge spring break to-do list, today's card was pretty simple and sweet.  I colored the cheerful Playing in the Rain bunny and fussy cut the umbrella from the Rain or Shine DSP.

The raindrop pattern of DSP was perfect for this puddle stomping bunny! I snuck in a few retired Silver & Clear Epoxy raindrops for just the right amount of sparkle.

I love this sweet sentiment!  Yesterday may have been a snowy day, rather than a rainy day, but having all of my boys home for an unexpected day off certainly made the day better!

What will you be inspired to created with this weeks challenge?  We'd love to see what you create!

Happy Stamping!

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