Friday, January 14, 2022

You Make This World...

...a better place.

Welcome to an all new TGIF Challenges sketch challenge!

We can use a whole lot of sunshine & rainbows in our lives these days!  Thanks to the Rainbows of Happiness bundle and coordinating SAB Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, we can spread happiness all around!

I used a rainbow of DSP patterns to go along with the sketch, adding the adorable rainbow tag for the sentiment.  I love this tag!

A few rays of sunshine were stamped in Mango Melody, along with a splash of Flirty Flamingo hearts.  Some Iridescent Rhinestones added just the right amount of bling.  Isn't this card just the happiest?!?!

It's creating cards like this that get me through these crazy times...I am so thankful for my creative hobby and stamping community!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Daffodil Field of Thanks ~ #HSSSC380

Happy Tuesday stampers and welcome to the first Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge of the year.  We are back after a short little break and can't wait to share all of our challenges with you this year!

Once again, spring is calling my name!  I can't wait to see my daffodils popping out of the cold winter ground in just a few weeks.  But for now, I'm happy with the Daffodil Daylight Bundle (JJ Mini) and coordinating Daffodil Afternoon DSP (SAB).

Isn't this die-cut daffodil beautiful?  I love all of the detail and can't wait to create more in different colors.  With the beautiful daffodil pattern of DSP, all I needed was one single flower to go along with the sketch.

I tucked the flower under a piece of Pale Papaya DSP and topped it off with a Thank You sentiment from Sweet Strawberry stamp set, with just a bit of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.  A couple butterflies completed the cheerful spring-time scene.

I hope you'll join along with our first sketch of the year.  We always love to see what you create!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

HB2U Amazing Kind Human

 

Welcome to another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop! 

Today I'm sharing a fun creation using the adorable new Nuts & Bolts stamp set.  This was a must have as soon as I saw it!  I see some fun Valentine's for my youngest with this stamp set, but for now I have this amazing-kind-human birthday card.

I started out by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting each robot.  I couldn't decide which one I liked the best, so I used them ALL!  

Stitched Stars and Amazing Thanks dies were used to add a little extra color, along with the HB2U and Kind Human sentiments.  I stamped some extra robots on a piece of Smoky Slate for a little extra fun in the background.

Did you notice those fun Resin Stars?  I'm going to need a few more packages of those guys!  And don't mind the retired Star Crossed embossing folder...I figured since it was still in it's package, it must be current.  Oops!

Next up is my crafty friend Cathy of Sugar Shack Designs!

Or if you want to hop on back, you'll find my stampin' BFF Wendy of Wickedly Wonderful Creations !
Either way, make sure you don't miss a single stop along the way!

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Rain Boots and Tulips ~ #TGIFC350

Happy Friday stampers and welcome to an all new TGIF Challenges!

We have an all new Color Challenge for you to play along with...and the chance to be a guest designer at TGIF Challenges!  Check out this weeks post for all the details!

It has been a wild winter weather week here that has me longing for warmer spring weather and flowers.  The Flowering Rainbows bundle helped me bring a little warmth and cheerfulness into my craft room .

Working with this color challenge had me digging through my DSP, looking for something that would work with these colors.  I had just enough of this In Good Taste pattern to create a fun background for some Night of Navy boots and Blushing Bride Tulips.  The DSP was die-cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies with a smaller Basic White Stitched Rectangle to break the DSP pattern up just a bit.

A bit of Gold Metallic Specialty paper was die-cut with the intricate diamond pattern die to pull in just the right amount of gold for the color challenge.  A couple Brushed Brass Butterflies were added for just a bit more shimmer.  

The beautiful sentiment was heat embossed on Blushing Bride, die-cut with my favorite Tasteful Labels dies.  The Night of Navy card base was embossed with the awesome new Gingham embossing folder...be prepared see a lot of this folder!

I'm hoping these rain boots and flowers will bring some warmer weather, allowing me to trade in my snow boots for my rain boots.  In the meantime, I'll keep on enjoying time in my warm cozy craft room.

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Wildlife Wonder Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday and Happy Birthday to my dad!

Today's card features the new Wildlife Wonder stamp set, combined with Mountain Air.  I'm always so excited when new masculine stamp sets hit the catalog!  Wildlife Wonder will certainly get a lot of use with all of the outdoor men in my life!

I created a blended background using the Blending Brushes and shades of Misty Moonlight, Pale Papaya, Old Olive and Crumb Cake.  This created the perfect setting for some snow-capped Mountain Air mountains.
The big ol' bear was stamped in Early Espresso and fussy cut...my favorite thing to do!  A single Evening Evergreen tree added just a bit more to the mountain scene.  I stamped and heat embossed a couple of the sentiments from Wildlife Wonder, along with the "DAD" sentiment from Hats Off.  These were fussy cut and pieced together for the perfect birthday sentiment for my Dad!

I can't wait to create even more projects with this beautiful stamp set...I just need to find the time!  I started a new job this week, which is a few more hours a week...which means a few less hours of stamp time.  I'll be taking advantage of my weekends a lot more now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Cactus Cuties and Rainbow's of Happiness

Happy new Mini and Sale-a-Bration Catalog day!!!



I don't know about you, but I love the feeling of the fresh start of the New Year.  Want to know what I love even more?!?!  Fresh, new Stampin' Up! products!  This years January-June Mini Catalog is packed FULL of so many amazing new products.  But wait...there's even more amazing news!  January-February Sale-a-Bration kicks off today as well.  You can earn SAB items for FREE with every $50 or $100 spent.

I thought I would share a couple of my favorites with you today.  Cactus Cuties and Rainbow of Happiness Bundles were MUST HAVE's for me!
I used the adorable Sunshine & Rainbow's DSP, which you can earn for free from Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase.  Trust me...this paper is worth it!

I paired this cute cactus up with the even cuter polka dot pattern of DSP.  The cactus came together quick and easy with the coordinating Cactus Builder Punch.  A bright Bermuda Bay card base, along with a little Mango Melody makes for a bright and cheerful little note.

Next up is "a little something to brighten your day".  I die-cut the rainbow using a rainbow of Sunshine & Rainbow's DSP.  Aren't these patterns all just the BEST?!?!

The new Cloud punch coordinates with the cloud pattern of DSP too...can this DSP get any better?!? 

What's a rainbow without the sunshine?  This sunny sentiment was heat embossed in white on Mango Melody, which fits perfectly inside the sunburst die from Tasteful Labels dies.  The Painted Texture 3D embossing folder added just the right amount of texture to this card as well...and no embellishments were necessary!

These two bundles and FREE Sale-a-Bration items may be my favorites, but these catalogs are FULL of so many awesome projects that you are going to want to add to your collection.

Don't wait any longer...start your shopping HERE today!

Happy Stamping!

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

Party Like Puffins

Good-bye 2021...Hello 2022!  

Happy New Year friends!

Our family celebrated the New Year like puffins...FREEZING COLD!  We've hit single digit temps and have almost 2 feet of snow.  It was perfect for staying in with bowls of hot soup and some fun card games with family that stopped by throughout the night.  I'd like to say I made it until midnight...but I'm old and that just doesn't happen these days.  We rang in the New Year with our East Coast friends and were in bed by 10:00!
Since I don't have any New Years stamps, I thought these cute little Party Puffins and the Create With Friends stamp sets would work out just fine!

I stamped, colored and fussy cut all three of the puffins, along with the Celebrate sentiment.  These were paired up with a couple Party Pattern DSP patterns, some sequins and a bit of twine...it's a party now!
I hope you are ready for a fresh start in the New Year and I'm praying that 2022 is a bit less uneventful than the past two years have been!

Happy Stamping!

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