Friday, July 12, 2024

Keeping Tabs on Country Flowers

It's been a week of triple digit heat where I live, which means I spent a lot more tie-in my craft room where I was nice and cool!  The extra crafty time allowed me to play along with the latest TGIF Challenges Sketch.

Country Flowers and Keeping Tabs paired up to create this card.  If you follow along with me on a regular basis, you'll know I love my Basic White cardstock!  I ventured out and used Very Vanilla this time, which I love with the pop of color from the flowers!

I stamped the floral image to create the background.  Isn't it pretty!  The flowers in the Gray Granite bucket were colored in Berry Burst, Peach Pie, Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock.  The Adhesive Backed Pearl Trio and the Black & Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon were the perfect embellishments. The Keeping Tabs stamp set and coordinating die were meant for this sketch!

I can't wait to see all of the creations inspired by this week's sketch!

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Citrus Hello - Around the World on Wednesday

Welcome to the July edition of Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!

This month we are casing a team member and adding the fun twist of Scrabble to the mix.  I had the honor of casing Teri of Alaska Stamper, who also happens to be an amazing Artisan Design Team member!  It was so great to meet Teri in person last March in Houston.  I hope we get to see each other in person again someday!

We both started with the word Artisan with our scrabble tiles and built from there.  Our tiles are to tell you all a little about ourselves and our love of stamping.  How fun is this?

This is Teri's card that I cased. I love the black and white images with the blue's simply beautiful!

For my card, I swapped out the apples for oranges.  I stamped the oranges in Tuxedo Black Memento and colored in the background with the Boho Blue Stampin' Blends.  I followed the same layout as Teri's beautiful card and stamped a simple little Hello for the sentiment.

Teri happens to be up next in the hop!  Let's jump on over and see what she has to share with us!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Hi Friend

It's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge!  Aren't these colors fun?!?

I had some fun with the Friends For Life bundle with this color challenge!

After die-cutting the heart, I randomly stamped HI in Petunia Pop, Daffodil Delight and Summer Splash.  I added one Tuxedo Black Memento HI to coordinate with the die-cut "friend". 

There was a little too much empty space on the other side of the heart.  I filled it with a cheerful flower created with the Translucent Florals Dies.  The center of the flower was filled with single Iridescent Faceted Gem. A sweet and simple card that is guaranteed to brighten a friends day!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, July 7, 2024

Life is Sweet

It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Hop along and see what everyone has to share with you!

I'm still catching up after being on vacation, so I turned to the June 2024 Life is Sweet Paper Pumpkin kit and it did not disappoint. These alternatives were so much fun to create!

With the exception of the Shy Shamrock Thanks, all products were from the kit.  I just used all of the products a bit differently than the kit samples. Which are you favorite?

Keep on hopping to see what my friend Charlet has created!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 5, 2024

Legendary Birthday

Yesterday was all about the Red, White and Blue...this weeks TGIF Challenges Color Challenge is all about the Red, White and Black!

We just spent a week at the Hard Rock Hotel in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.   The hotel was filled with so much legendary rock star memorabilia, which was the inspiration behind today's card!

I forgot how much fun the Legendary Ride and coordinating dies are!  The color possibilities are endless when building the awesome motorcycle!

I stamped the flame with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This is always such a fun added element to a card! The Metal Plate 3D embossing folder was a must-use for this card and the Smoky Slate Pearls were the perfect embellishment.

I hope you have fun with this color challenge and share what YOU were inspired to create!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Under the Sea

Welcome to the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge!  This challenge is full of beautiful sand and sea inspiration for all of you to play along with!

I pulled out every sand and sea stamp set I own for this card! Seaside Wishes, Beauty of the Deep and Sea Turtle all came together for a fun under-the-sea creation. 

I created a watercolor ocean background using Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel with a few Pretty Peacock splatters.  I stamped the sea pebbles in Pebbled Path Along the bottom of the ocean floor.

A Sea Turtle was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Pretty Peacock.  Some Beauty of the Deep coral was die-cut in Pretty Peacock with some Lemon Lime Twist Seaside Wishes Hybrid seaweed woven through.  Basic Beige is my favorite sand dollar color, especially with a Peach Pie and Moody Mauve starfish!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Oh Happy Day


Oh Happy Day, it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

This week I'm having some fun with the Round We Go bundle!  These cheerful little rosettes are guaranteed to make anyone happy!

I stamped the rosettes in Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight and Lemon Lime Twist before die-cutting them with the coordinating Round We Go Dies. I love that you can die-cut and pop up the middle of the rosettes for a little added fun!

I finally gave the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid dies and embossing folder a try for the sentiment. These things are awesome!

And don't forget the's always a fun surprise to open up the card and find a little more love!

Keep on hopping over to my friend Cheryl to see what she has to share with us this week!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Sunshine & Rainbows

Woohoo!  It's Friday and we all know what that means! Time for a new TGIF Challenges Technique Challenge!  This week's challenge is taking me back to my early days of stamping.  It has been FOREVER since I did anything with the chalkboard technique!

I kept my chalkboard piece on the smaller side and pretty simple.  I stamped this sentiment from the Kindest Expressions stamp set in Whisper White craft in and heat embossed it in white.  I used the embossing buddy to add a little chalk dust and added a little Whisper White splatter.

To go along with the sentiment, I used my favorite new die from the Friends for Life dies to create a fun rainbow background.  The fun sunburst image from Light the Sky stamp set was the perfect stamped image to play along!

I hope your weekend is full of sunshine and rainbows and a whole lot of stamping!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Sending a Big Hug

It's Friday and you know what that all new TGIF Challenges!  This week we have a fun sketch for you to play along with.  Keep it clean and simple or dress it up...either way, we can't see what everyone is inspired to create!

I opted for a clean and simple card today.  I'm wrapping up the end of my school year, so I need all the simple I can get in my life right now!  These cute sea lions from Hearts & Hugs were just begging to be colored.  Don't you just want to hug them?

I blended and splattered a little Summer Splash and stamped some Petunia Pop behind these love {sea}lions.  The banner die from the coordinating dies went along with the sketch perfectly.  Since it was a shorter sentiment, I popped the middle of the banner up.  And for good measure, I added a few Petunia Pop paper hearts.

I'll be sending this big hug out to someone soon!

Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Thank You For Being A Friend

How often do you thank a friend for being a friend?  I know I don't do it often enough!  Thanks to the Friends for Life bundle, I can send cards to all of my friends to let them know how grateful I am for them!
Playing along with the latest Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge and Global Design Projects color challenge (Peach Pie, Shy Shamrock and Petunia Pop), this was a quick, easy and colorful card to create!
I die cut various patterns of the In Color DSP with the Stylish Shapes circles, adding some coordinating In Color Resin Dots.  The sentiment was super easy thanks to the fun Friends for Life stamps and dies!
Did you make it though this post without singing the Golden Girls theme song?  I bet not!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Up, Up and Away with Benji

Welcome to an extra special Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  This month we are taking Angie McKenzie's sweet pup, Benji, on a trip around the world with us. We are sharing a bit about where we are from, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an exciting trip!

I'm from a town so nice they named it twice...Walla Walla!  We are located in the southeastern corner of Washington state and summer has officially arrived!  Every year during Mother's Day weekend, hot air balloons from all around the United States come for the annual Balloon Stampede.  It is my favorite event of the year, so I thought it would be fun to share the experience with Benji!

I created a bright and cheerful scrapbook page and a card using the Something for Everything and Say Something Ephemera Packs, along with the Full of Life DSP.  How fun are these?!?

For the scrapbook page, I cut some squares of the Full of Life DSP and placed them in a pattern that reminded me of some of the hot air balloons. Bits and pieces from the Ephemera Packs added a little extra fun to the page and required no stamping! The picture is from the Nite Glow this year. As the sun goes down, the tethered balloons light up the night.  Isn't it beautiful Benji?

I had so much fun with the scrapbook page that I kept going and made a card to go along with it!  How fun is this pattern of DSP?!?

It's time to take off to go visit Leonie in Australia!  Safe travels Benji!

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Seaside Wishes

Welcome to an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge!

This sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to ink up the gorgeous Seaside Wishes stamp set AND play with the Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing Folder.

I stamped the large sand dollar on Basic White in Basic Beige, along with a few Calypso Coral starfish and some Crumb Cake splatters.

A Basic Beige sand dollar was cut using the hybrid embossing folder...the texture is amazing!  Wanting to bring in some more color, I cut some of the other sea life in Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana.
The So Swirly embossing folder added an ocean-like favorite place to be!

Happy Stamping!

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