Sunday, July 30, 2023

Countryside Baby Celebrations


Welcome to another marvelous Monday Montage blog hop!

I have quite the mashup of supplies for this somewhat simple card...that's the joy of having a craft room full of fun supplies!
I love, love, LOVE the Countryside Inn DSP, especially the cute little critter pattern.  I paired this up with the sweet and simple stripes and dots DSP pattern with the coordinating Countryside Corners dots.

These sweet little critters have a definite baby vibe, so I brought in sentiments from Sentimental Park to celebrate a new baby.  I added some sweet little Darling Details die-cut flowers for the perfect embellishment.

Sweet, simple and oh-so-cute...just like a newborn baby!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Warm Hello

It's time for a fun new sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  There are so many creative possibilities with this sketch!

As I get closer to the end of my summer break, I find myself longing for a trip to the beach.  Sadly, it's going to have to wait a few months.  But thanks to the Circle Saying's stamp set, I can at least create the beach!

Lemon Lolly, Boho Blue and Basic White are quickly becoming one of my favorite color combos.  So clean and fresh!

I stamped the ocean waves in Memento on Basic White, then colored with Stampin' Blends.  I had a few Lemon Lolly sunburst circles left over from another project that happened to be perfect for layering on this card.

Boho Blue DSP on one side and embossed Lemon Lolly on the other side added some fun color and texture behind the ocean scene.  And don't forget the Boho Blue ribbon and embellishments!

I hope you'll join along in the fun with our latest Sketch Challenge!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, July 21, 2023

Let's Go Camping

This weeks TGIF Challenges Theme Challenge is all about taking a little trip! We just got home from a camping trip with our Fire Department family and it was the best!  There is something to be said about being off grid and out in nature!

These adorable little critters from Zoo Crew DSP are all set for camping!  Roasting marshmallows, taking a hike or just enjoying the scenery are some of my favorite camping activities.  The Alphabet A La Mode Dies created a giant favorite!

When you have DSP that's this cute, no stamps or embellishments are required! 

Are you traveling anywhere fun this summer?

Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Gorgeously Made Thank You

I finally found the courage to open up the beautiful pack of Masterfully Made DSP.  This paper is absolutely gorgeous and I was almost too afraid to cut any of it.  I'm so happy I got past that fear!

Following along with this weeks Freshly Made Sketches design, I used the bold and vivid rose pattern for the background and toned it down just a bit with the softness of the Fresh Freesia pattern.  
After using the Gorgeously Made Dies when my friend Wendy was visiting, I had to add both the dies AND the stamp set to my collection.  The fun spiral notebook and ragged edge dies are awesome and the sprigs add some amazing texture! 

The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock on Basic White.  I love how the bright the white is against all of the other beautiful colors of the DSP.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Sending Sunshine

This weeks Global Design Project Theme Challenge is all about the stripes!  I love all things with stripes, so of course I had to play along!

I love polka dots almost as much as I love stripes, so I had to add two fun patterns from the amazing pack of Delightfully Eclectic DPS! But I didn't stop there...inspired by the amazing Melody Hyde, I fussy cut a couple of these fun flowers from another pattern.

A couple of friends have had some tough losses, so I thought they could use a little happy mail to add a little sunshine to their day.  Sending Smiles stamp set and coordinating Sending Dies are perfect for an occasion like this.

With all of the fun patterns, just a few Tinsel Gems (3 pack) were the only embellishments needed!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Stargazing Fun on Wheels


Hello, hello!  Our Monday Montage crew is back with another creative and crafty hop!  Be sure to hop along all the way through so you don't miss a single inspiring project!

I had the opportunity to ink up the Fun on Wheels stamp set when Wendy was visiting last month.  I had so much fun that I had to add it to my own stamping collection.  Stamping friends are the best enablers!

Pairing these fun modes of transportation up with the bright and colorful Stargazing DSP is an absolute WIN!  This is such a fun stamp set for all the 'tween birthdays my kiddos friends.
I went with the plant pattern of DSP for this first card, with a few circles of city streets stamped on Basic White.  

I swapped out the DSP for a full background of city streets for the second card, using DSP for circles.  
It's always fun to use the same sketch, but swap a few things out to create a totally different look!  Thanks to another great Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for this fantastic sketch!
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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

You're Too Wonderful

It's time for a bright and cheerful Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge!  The Brights Collection of colors are my favorite, so it's always fun to create something fun with them!

I've been stamping along with the Crafty Carrot Co this month, using the Zany Zoo stamp set.  This knitting alpaca, or maybe it's a llama, is so cute.  I love the comfy chair and the warm and fuzzy scarf this critter is knitting!

I pulled in some of the Zoo Crew DSP and added some yarn-like texture with the Twisted Top 3D embossing folder.  Anytime I use black and white patterned paper, I have to throw in some of the Black & White Gingham Ribbon.  Anyone else love this ribbon as much as I do??

I hope you'll join along in the colorful fun with us for this challenge!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, July 7, 2023

Tastes Like Summer

Summer is in full swing here in the US and this weeks TGIF Challenges Color Challenge tastes like summer!  Sweet Sorbet and Lemon Lolly...sounds like a cool, refreshing drink in the making if you ask me!

I mixed some Sweetest Cherries with Sweet Citrus for the sweetest birthday wish!  Some fun polka dot Zoo Crew DSP and Black & White Gingham Ribbon helped to bring in the perfect pop of black! 

Be sure to check out what the rest of our amazing design team members created with this summer fun color combination!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Earthen Thanks


The Monday Montage crew is back at it!  Hop along with us on our latest creative journey.

Speaking of journeys, my stamping BFF and our very own Monday Montage hopper, Wendy of Wickedly Wonderful Creations, made her way from Utah to Washington state for a long weekend.  We made fresh strawberry jam from the BEST local strawberries, visited the lavender farm, took in a baseball game and of course, STAMPED!  Wendy brought along some of her stamp sets and dies that I don't have.  There is nothing better than creating with new products!

Earthen Textures Bundle is one that I've had my eye on for a bit, but have not yet added to my collection.  After creating this card, I think it will be joining the rest of my stamps very soon!

I love all of the texture in the stamped images and the dies are amazing!  Pretty Peacock, Wild Wheat and Gray Granite make for a beautiful color combination.  Do you spy the Natural Wavy Trim peeking out from the bottom of the sentiment?  I LOVE this ribbon!
The fan die is amazing!   When you fold on the score lines, it adds a bit of dimension to the die-cut awesome!

Expect to see more with this bundle in the near will be added to my cart very soon!

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Happy Stamping!

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