Friday, March 29, 2024

Simple Sweetness Gift Set

Hip, hip,'s Friday!  And since there are FIVE Friday's this month, TGIF Challenges has a bonus challenge for us.  This weeks challenge is to create a simple gift set of cards.

The Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes are always something that I have on hand and they happed to be perfect to pair up with the stamps, dies and DSP from the Nature's Sweetness suite.  I wrapped the four cards up with some of the beautiful Pecan Pie Center Strip Ribbon and secured a sweet little tag with a piece of Linen Thread. 

I mixed and matched some different patterns of the Nature's Sweetness DSP for each card and added a different sentiment to each one.
This was a great way to use up some of this beautiful DSP before it officially retires. I have enough to make a few more of these gift sets, which would be the perfect Mother's Day gift!

Now it's your turn!  Create you own simple gift card set and share what you have created with us!

Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Citrus Blooms Sneak Peek

During OnStage in Houston, attendees had the opportunity to participate in a stamping after hours event.  We got to choose our stamp sets ahead of time and we were given all of the other needed supplies to make some amazing samples.  I was reminded that I am NOT a late night stamper..and by late night, I mean anytime after 7:00 PM.  I could not muster up any creative energy that night, but I did stamp a few bits and pieces that I brought home with me.  Thanks to this weeks Global Design Project Sketch Challenge, I was finally able to put some of those bits and pieces together to create something fun!

The Citrus Blooms bundle is coming soon in the new Annual Catalog and you are going to love it!  It is part of the Mediterranean Blooms suite and it is gorgeous!

Do you spy a new In-Color?  Let me introduce you to Petunia Pop!  This was the perfect color to compliment the bunch of citrus sweetness!

I used the leafy frame included the Citrus Blooms Dies for an element of the sketch. I simply snipped one side off to fit along the bottom, with just a little bit trailing off the edges.  The Basics 3D Embossing Folders added some additional texture and a few of the new Petunia Pop 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems gave just the right amount of shimmer.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks over the next few weeks as we prepare for the launch of the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog!  You're going to love all this catalog has to offer!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, March 24, 2024

NASA Roomies

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

I was so blessed to spend my time in Houston at OnStage with five of our very own Monday Montage team members.  Myself, Charlet, Wendy, Cheryl, Dani and our newest team member, Rae Jean all rented a house together.  When in Houston, you have to rent a NASA themed house right?!?
And when you rent a NASA themed house, you have to make NASA themed pillow gifts!  After finding these Seattle Chocolate Moon Rocks chocolate bars, I created a fun wallet style treat holder using the Stargazing DSP along with the Reach for the Stars bundle. An astronaut, space shuttle and a few planets decorated the belly band to keep the chocolate bar all wrapped up.

I found some fun NASA socks and moon cheese to include in their gift boxes, which were tagged with this fun moon-walking astronaut.

When I saw the house we rented was NASA themed, I mean every single room was decorated. It feel like we were at our own space station! It was so much fun spending time with all of these amazing humans.  Our time was far too short, but we squeezed in as much fun as we could in our short time together, including squeezing 7 people into a Tesla...that's a story for another day!

Hop on over to see what Cathy has to share with us!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Simply Zinnia Thank You

Whew...we made it through Monday and on to Tuesday!  And guess what this Tuesday all new Hand Stamped Sentiment Challenge!  This week we have a unique sketch challenge to play along with.  We can't wait to see all of the creativity this sketch inspires.

I came home to absolutely beautiful weather...sunny and 70!  I can not wait for my flower gardens to be blooming with beautiful flowers soon.  While I wait, the Flowering Zinnia's DSP and coordinating stamp set will help to create beautiful blooms on paper!

I fussy cut the Zinnia pattern, placing a Deckled Circle behind the flowers to go along with the sketch.  A simple Deckled Rectangle banner for the sentiment and a Paper Butterfly Accents helped to complete the elements of the sketch.

The Zinnia 3D embossing folder added the perfect amount of texture and some itty bitty Brushed Brass Butterflies helped to complete the card.

I hope you will join along with this challenge!  We always love to see what everyone is creating!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, March 15, 2024

Love This Happy Moment

Oops....I'm a few days late getting the latest TGIF Challenges challenge posted!  In all of my excitement to get to Houston for OnStage, I forgot to hit the publish button for this post!

I love, love, LOVE anything with stripes!  I pulled out my Water Painters to create some Smoky Slate stripes to go behind the adorable Happy Moment Flowers.

I love the sweet simplicity these flowers.  I fussy cut the Happy and added Anniversary from Sentimental Park.  A little bit of Smoky Slate peeks out from behind the card front and a few little Pastel Sequins give just the right amount of bling!

I hope you'll join along in this weeks challenge and share what you were inspired to create!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Lemon-Lime Fresh Birthday Wishes


I brought Sweet Citrus back out for the latest Monday Montage blog hop!  It's always fun to bring some old favorites out from time to time!  
I went with Lemon Lolly for the lemons with a bold pop of Garden Green for the leaves.  But it still needed a bit more...bring in some Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Ribbon Duo combo pack and a few Adhesive-Backed Shiny Sequins.  Now you have the perfect lemon lime birthday wishes!
The Sweet Citrus Hybrid dies and embossing folder, along with the Basics 3D embossing folder, brought in the perfect amount of texture. And the tiniest bit of Lemon Lolly Lighter Than Air DSP stripes peek out at the edge.  Now I need a warm sunny day to enjoy a cool glass of fresh lemonade with just a twist of lime!

See what our friend Cathy of Sugar Shack Designs has for us next!

Make sure you hop all the way through to see what all of the amazing design team members have to share with you this hop!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Spring is Coming!

Happy March and happy Friday!  We have an all new TGIF Challenges Color Challenge that is full of springtime fun!

I pulled out the adorable Easter Bunny stamp set and paired it up with the Lighter Than Air DSP...they worked together beautifully for this challenge!

I love this little bunny surrounded by some sweet springtime flowers.  I opted for the friend sentiment with the intent of sending this card to a friend soon to brighten their day!

When I first started creating the first card, I stamped both bunnies and just had to give the second one a card of its own!  I had some extra flowers colored and cut, which were perfect to go around the neck of this fluffy little one.  Some fresh cut grass and a few hidden eggs helped to make a super sweet Easter card!
We still have some snow in our forecast, but I'm hoping that the weatherman is incorrect.  We are all more than ready for spring!

Hop on over to TGIF Challenges to see what the rest of the team has to share this week!

Happy Stamping!

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