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 inside...it'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 means...an 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 texture....my favorite place to be!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Cutest Cows Ever


Hello friends!  It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Hop along and see what all of my crafty friends have to share with you!

I was super happy the Cutest Cows carried over to the Annual Catalog because it is so CUTE!

I created a rustic barn door from the Country Woods DSP. This awesome design came from Cindy's Crafty Carrot tutorial in May. (If you haven't seen it, find them on Facebook!). I stamped and colored the cows with the Stampin' Blends, along with the sunny sunflowers and a little baby rooster! 

The sweet little sentiment was stamped in Memento on a Stylish Shapes circle and a few Textured Dots were just what the barn door needed.  And you can't have a farm card without some sort of Linen Thread, right?!!

Hop on over to see what our friend Charlet has created.  I promise you will love it!
Happy Stamping!

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Racing By

Welcome to an all new TGIF Color Challenge!  My creative mind instantly thought of the fun new Racing By stamp set when I saw these colors...must be the boy-mom in me!

I stamped the race cars in Pumpkin Pie and Azure Afternoon, complete with Basic Gray drivers!

A couple strips of Basic Gray 6 X 6 DSP worked perfectly for a mini drag strip for the cars.  I stamped the racing flags in an alternating pattern in between for just a bit more color.

A blue ribbon was the only embellishment needed for this speedy birthday wish!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll play along with this weeks challenge!

Happy Stamping!

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