Sunday, May 9, 2021

Just Want To Say Happy Birthday ~ Monday Montage



Hello friends and welcome back to another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Be sure to make your way through all the won't want to miss a single project from this amazing group of stampers!

I hope you all had a nice weekend and got to celebrate all of the important moms in your life! I enjoyed a nice brunch with family and friends, followed by some stamping and church.  That's a pretty perfect day for me!

I finally cut in to the beautiful Fine Art Floral DSP!  I've had this package of paper for months and just couldn't bring myself to cut these beautiful sheets of paper...until today!  I love the rich colors and textures in this paper.
I stamped the large flower in Petal Pink, accenting it in Poppy Parade with a Night of Navy center.  The pretty little bundle of blooms were stamped in Bumblebee and tucked behind the large flower.

I cut out "Just Want To Say" from a piece of Basic White, but it kind of blended in.  I glued the letters to a piece of Night of Navy, then fussy cut each word out, creating a Night of Navy shadow.
Happy Birthday was heat embossed on a strip of Night of Navy and a tucked little bit of Well Suited Twine behind the large flower.  A few little Pale Papaya Genial Gems were the final touch!

Now that I've cut into this pack of DSP, I can't wait to make a few more cards with this beautiful paper!

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I hope to be back a bit more this week, but I make no promises.  My youngest is going back to school for full days this week for the first time in over a year AND we have 5 baseball games this week.  That makes me tired just typing it!

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cocktails and Tacos

 Happy Cinco de Mayo friends!  I don't know about you, but my plan for today certainly calls for cocktails and tacos...because adulting IS hard!

I had fun creating this special birthday card for my Texas BFF.  I am hoping that some day we can enjoy some cocktails and tacos together once's been far too long since we've seen each other!

I created the tasty little taco by using the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a circle.  I folded it (not quite in half) then stuffed it with ground beef (using the scalloped heart from the Heart Punch Pack), some lettuce (Stawberry Builder Punch) and some cheese and salsa (Sprig Punch). I always love some fun punch!

I die cut two "cocktails" from Nothing's Better Than dies, cutting one apart to form the word tacos.  How fun is this?!?!  This bundle is too much fun with all of it's endless possibilities!  I finished the card off with a colorful cocktail and some matching confetti and streamers to match (thanks to the Hey Birthday Chick bundle).

I hope your day is filled with your favorite flavor of tacos (and maybe a cocktail or two!) and a whole lot of Cinco de Mayo fun!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May Day Birthday Flowers ~ HSSCC363

Tuesday's call for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have some cheerful spring colors for you to create with.

Even the new Annual Catalog is officially live today, I am still having fun with some of the Mini Catalog items before they are gone!  Pretty Perennials is one of my favorite bundles and I am so sad it's not sticking around longer.  I'm going to love on it and use it as much as I can before I have to say good-bye!

These cheerful spring colors and a pop of bold Basic Black work so well together!  I die cut a couple flowers and leaves, adding a little bit of stamped color behind each flower.  I heat embossed the HAPPY sentiment on Basic Black, then fussy cut it out and popped it up on a few dimensionals.
I am a huge fan of all things black and white, so adding a bit of True Love DSP was right up my alley. I love how tearing the edges of paper can add so much to a card! This was a pretty simple card filled with so much happiness!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will join along in this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Ombre Ocean ~ #TGIFC314

Happy Friday Friends!  It's time for an all new TGIF Challenges and this week our friend Charlet is taking over with a fun Oh My Ombre Challenge!
After a crazy, busy week, I was so happy to find some calm in my craft room and play along with this challenge.  When I am overwhelmed or stressed, the ocean has always been my favorite place to unwind and reset.  Since I'm unable to visit the ocean at the moment, I went with the next best thing...creating it!
Using some of my favorite blues, I inked up the seaweed in shades of Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight and added a school of fish and their cute little bubbles in Balmy Blue.  
The new Ombre Specialty Paper came just in time for today's challenge!  A die cut circle created the perfect spot for the big blue whale and an ombre sentiment.  
My youngest was able to go back to full day, in person school this week and he has been SO happy!  He loves seeing ALL of his friends, rather than just half of them on an AM/PM schedule. Looking back on this year and reflecting on ALL of the changes he has had to go through and how well he has handled them left me a little misty-eyed.  I think this card will be perfect to sneak into his lunch box today to let him know just how proud I am of him and all that he has done this school year!

I hope you will join along in the Oh My Ombre fun and share your creations with us this week!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals ~ Monday Montage


Hello friends and welcome back to another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Be sure to make your way through all the won't want to miss a single project from this amazing group of stampers!

Once again, after seeing some of the beautiful projects created using the soon-to-be-available Hand-Penned Suite, I just had to add it to my collection. 

I stamped the largest bloom in the set and colored it with Stampin' Blends in shades of Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya and Shaded Spruce.  I created a pretty background by stamping the solid flowers in shades of Blushing Bride, Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron.  Using the Blending Brushes, I added a bit of Blushing Bride around the edges and added just a few splatters of Blushing Bride as well. The Penned Flowers Dies are AMAZING and one was just perfect to tuck behind the bold flower and soft background.  These pieces were paired up with a beautiful piece of Hand-Penned DSP and finished off with some Gold Fine Art Ribbon, Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon and a few Genial Gems.  The pretty little sentiment is heat embossed in white and cut with the Tasteful Labels dies.

Next up is the card that used ALL of the new stuff!  Tailored Made Tags and Basic Borders paired up with the Hand-Penned Suite to create this beautiful thank you card.  I used the two-step floral image, bringing Misty Moonlight, Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron together to match the Hand-Penned DSP. This was layered on a Misty Moonlight die cut circle, which was embossed with the Greenery embossing Folders.  Using the Basic Borders Dies, I cut the bottom of the card base front, allowing some pretty DSP to peek through from the inside of the card.  You are going to LOVE these dies!  The Tailored Made Tags was tailor made for the Thanks sentiment and the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon was the prefect way to top it all off!

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I hope to be back a bit more this week, but I make no promises.  My youngest is going back to school for full days this week for the first time in over a year AND we have 5 baseball games this week.  That makes me tired just typing it!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Puffin Birthday Wishes ~ #HSSSC362

Whew!  We made our way through Monday and made it to Tuesday!  And Tuesday means it's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you to play along with. 

I'm still having some fun with the Party Puffins stamp set, along with a few other soon-to-be released products.  I absolutely love the Pattern Party DSP...especially since it is such a HUGE stack of paper.  48 pages of bright, colorful images on one side and fun black and white on the other side.

I sniped a few pieces of the multicolored stripes to peek out from a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock with some cute little birthday candles.

I stamped a yummy birthday cake on a piece of Basic White and colored it in shades of Pool Party and Granny Apple Green. I used the Layering Circles dies go along with the sketch, then fussy cut the puffin and added the same colors to the his party cute!
I also broke out the Tailored Made Tags to add a fun little Make a Wish sentiment.  You are going to love these dies!  I added my favorite Artistry Blooms sequins and a simple little white Bakers Twine bow.  Too cute!

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and join along in the fun!

Happy Stamping! 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Blooming Flower Gardens ~ April 2021 Control Freaks Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to an all new Control Freaks Blog Hop!  You may have just arrive from Debbie Henderson or you might just be starting.  Either way, keep on hoping until you've made your way all the way through!

My spring flowers are in full bloom and my summer flowers will soon be planted.  I absolutely LOVE this time of year.  Flower gardens make me so happy!
Our very own Wendy Weixler and our dear friend Cheryl Curtis visited me this past weekend and we got to shared some of our new goodies!  It was so much fun! 
I didn't think I needed the Pansy Petals right away, but after playing with this set over the weekend, my mind has been changed.  I NEED IT!  I love all of the beautiful and the stamps and dies are AMAZING!  Inspired by my very own pansies, this pretty purple pansy was created with the Pansy dies.  I layered it on top of few pretty patterns of DSP, a cute little sentiment and a beautiful Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon.  A cute little Lady Bug embellishment and some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.  I love how this turned out!
I used some more borrowed new goodies for my second card, as well as one of my favorite Mini Catalog stamp sets.  The Wrapped Bouquet Bundle is one of my favorites and is so pretty in some of the new In Colors.  I created the fun stitched chevron strip using the new Basic Boarders dies, which I also need to add to my collection as well!
I colored the pretty blooms with the new Polished Pink Stampin' Blends and added a few sprigs of Soft Succulent greens.  Some fun heat embossed tags and a cute polka dot background brought the card all together.  This fun DSP is part of the soon to be released Pattern Party DSP, which is available as a Host Offering.  This pack of paper is AMAZING!!
Next up on the hop is Melissa StoutYou are going to love what she has from her flower garden!
I am already missing Wendy and Cheryl!  Our time together was far too short.  It's a good thing we will all be reunited in two short months.  Hooray!!!

Have a fantastic week!

Happy Stamping!