Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

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Happy Monday stampin' friends!!!  Today starts the most wonderful time of the {Stampin' Up!} year!  It's time for Online Extravaganza...YIPPEE!!!
 
Click HERE for the exclusive deals and be sure to check out 24 hour Stamp Sale TODAY ONLY!!
 
I have a friend with a couple milestone celebrations coming up that she needed some cards for.  The Number of Years stamp set is perfect for those special milestone celebrations and just happens to be one of the stamp sets on sale today!  Get yours while you can!
 
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Paper ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy
Stamp Set ~ Number of Years, Big on Birthdays
Other Supplies ~ Happy Birthday Thinlits
 
Supplies Used:
 
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Bundle of Love DPS, Gold Foil Paper
Ink ~ VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Number of Years
Others Supplies ~ Lots of Labels, Large Numbers Favorites, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Embossing Powder
 
What stamp sets will you be purchasing today?!?!  And did you see all of the other amazing items on sale?!?!?  Get them while you can!
 
Happy Stamping!
 

 

 

 
 
 


Friday, November 17, 2017

#tgifc134 It's Theme Week at TGIF Challenges!

It's Theme Week at TGIF Challenges and we are showing our gratitude this week.
I thought about doing a Thankgiving card, but then decided to think outside of the gratitude box a bit more and had some fun creating this pretty card for a special friend.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Ink ~ Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink
Stamp Sets ~ Lots of Love, Bookcase Builder
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Jewels
 
I am so thankful for all of my amazing stamping friends, especially all of my TGIF friends!  Be sure to check out all of their amazing creations and share your gratitude with us too!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Peace, Love & Joy ~ Monday Montage





Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

How is it that another weekend has come and gone?!?  They always go by way too fast, especially when you are having fun!  I'm still feeling pretty bummed I wasn't able to attend OnStage with all of my favorite Monday Montage friends, but thankfully they all took amazing pictures so I kind of felt like I was there! 

Even though I was sad to miss OnStage, I still got to have some fun with my family at Triple Play Water Park.  The weather has been cold and wet, so a fun get away was just what we needed! 

I seem to be in full holiday crafting mode, which is a good thing because as quickly as time is going by, Christmas will be here before we know it!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink ~ Pool Party
Stamp Sets ~ Every Good Wish
Other Supplies ~ Embossing Paste, Decorative Masks, Layering Circles Framelits, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
Thank you for stopping by today!   I can't wait to see what the rest of the MM girls have for us this hop! 

Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/11/12/mondaymontage104/

https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/11/12/mondaymontage104/


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Friday, November 3, 2017

#TGIFC132 Color Combo! So neutral - Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Woohoo!!!  We made it to Friday!!
 
Let's start the weekend off right with an awesome new color challenge over at TGIF Challenges!
I'll admit...I was a little intimidated by these colors at first and wondered what in the world I would create with these colors.  But after going through my stamp sets, I found the perfect sets to make a fun birthday card! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Ink ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Stampin' Blend Markers
Stamp Sets ~ Tree Rings, Country Livin', Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes, Linen Thread
 
I am SO, SO, SO HAPPY to have the Stampin' Blend Markers!!!  They are amazing and make my coloring heart happy! 
 
Thank you for stopping by today!!  Be sure to join along in the color challenge fun over at TGIF Challenges!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween ~ HSSCC276

Happy Halloween stampers!!!  Are you ready for all of the little ghosts and goblins tonight? 
Thanks to this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge, I am all ready to treat my co-workers with some fun little treat tube holders.
I love the little treat tubes and see myself using them a lot this holiday season!  Have you created any fun treat holders with these treat holders yet?  
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, Treat Tubes, Everyday Label Punch
 
I also used this color challenge to make a sympathy card for one of our school principal's who lost her husband very unexpectedly.  Our department is sending her and the family some well wishes, along with a donation to the Special Olympics. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets ~ Butterfly Basics, Rose Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Butterfly Thinlits
 
I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween! 
 
Be sure to join the rest of our design team and share your color challenge creation with us too!
 
Happy Stamping! 


Sunday, October 22, 2017

At Home for the Holidays ~ Monday Montage





Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

Did everyone have a great weekend?  More importantly, did everyone get in some stamping time this weekend?!?!  I had an adventurous weekend of setting up a new neighborhood playground, cleaning out kids' rooms and chasing our silly cow back into the pasture!  But, thanks to a super windy and rainy weekend, the hubby and big boys being gone hunting and the youngest boy not feeling well, I got out of my outside chores and got in quite a bit of stamping time!  I am one happy stamper because I don't get near enough stamping time these days!

The new Stampin' Blends, which will soon be available to YOU, arrived this week, so I was itching to try them out!  They are AMAZING and did not disappoint! Now I need ALL of the stamp set that I can color :-)  I also played with the Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks for the first time.  I am in LOVE with these items...SO.MUCH.FUN!

 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Memento, Cherry Cobbler, Stampin' Blends:  Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Bronze
Stamp Sets ~ At Home with You, Feather Together
Other Supplies ~ Embossing Paste, Decorative Masks, 2" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, At Home Framelits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder
 
Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/10/22/mondaymontage103/

https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/10/22/mondaymontage103/


Friday, October 20, 2017

#TGIFC130 It's Theme Week at TGIF

Happy Friday stampers!!
 
It's Theme Week at TGIF Challenges and this challenge is perfect for the fall season!
We've had a few sweater weather days here over the past few weeks and I'm kind of loving it.  I am a summer girl at heart, but I do love to pull out my sweaters when the weather starts getting cooler!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets ~ Painted Harvest, Butterfly Basics
Other Supplies ~ Leaf Punch, Cable Knit Textured Embossing Folder, Seasonal Layers Thinlits
 
Once again, a pretty simple card...that kind of seems to be my thing lately!  Probably because everything else in life has been crazy...I need to keep something simle ;-)
 
Be sure to head on over to see the rest of the amazing design team creations and join along in the creative fun!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #275

It's Tuesday...which means we made it through Monday and that we've made it to an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.
This week we have an inspiration challenge for you!  There are so many fun pictures here to inspire you...Fall, Harvest, Halloween...oh my!
 
My creative mind went right to Halloween for this card.  A simple and somewhat spooky Halloween card that was quick and fun to create.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie have been my go-to Halloween colors this year...they are so amazing together!
 
Now it's time for you to head on over to join us in our creative inspiration fun at HSS!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, October 13, 2017

#TGIF129 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday!!!
 
We all know what Friday means...a new TGIF Challenge and we have a sketch for you this week!

Since it's Friday the 13th in the month of October, I just had to do a black kitty card!  And thanks to super cute DSP, there was VERY little stamping on this card!  In fact, the only thing that is stamped is the sentiment!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Silver Glimmer, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Cat Punch

I love the moon and tree pattern in this DSP...it's perfect for the black kitty to sit on!

Wishing you all a very Happy Friday the 13th and an even better weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Colorful Sympathy ~ Monday Montage





Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

It has been a beautiful fall day here...perfect temps and beautiful sunshine filled the day!

I feel like all I've done is make sympathy cards lately.  Not always my favorite card to make, but it never hurts to have them on hand.  It was fun to pull out some fall colors and create a beautiful card to send out to a family who needs some caring thoughts.


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Painted Autumn DSP, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Teeny Tiny Wishes, Colorful Seasons
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Soft Sky Ribbon

Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/10/08/mondaymontage102/

https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/09/10/mondaymontage100/


Friday, October 6, 2017

#TGIFC128 It's Color Combo Week! Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler

TGIF stamping friends! 
Friday means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenges color challenge!
This week has been draining in so many ways...so much sadness in our world these days.  With all of the sadness, I am looking forward to gathering with some friends this weekend and making apple cider, which is where the inspiration came for today's card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry
Stamp Sets ~ Merry Café
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Layered Leaves, Burlap Ribbon, Pearls, Coffee Cups Framelits
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get to spend some time doing something relaxing and fun.
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #274

Hello and happy Tuesday stamping friends!
 
We have a super cute sketch for you this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I love the little pocket, but there are so many other images you can use as well.
I kept my card pretty simple, once again.  Life has been busy as ever, so simplicity is good for me :-)
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set ~ Daisy Delight
Other Supplies ~ Daisy Punch, Hexagon 3D Textured EF, Regals Enamel Shapes
 
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today!
 
Be sure to swing by Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along with us this week!


Friday, September 29, 2017

#tgifc127 - BONUS WEEK - Fun tic-tac-toe challenge!!!!

Hello friends!  It's Friday...and we all know what that means!!!  Time for an all new TGIF Challenges!!
This week we are playing tic-tac-toe, which I've gotten really good at with my son...LOL!  My 3-in-a-row items are twine/ribbon, DSP and Doilies.  I always forget about the doilies!!!  But I do love what they add to a card!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Be Merry DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Merry Patterns Hostess Set
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes, White Embossing Powder, Delicate White Doilies, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Linen Thread
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!!
 
Be sure to hop on over to TGIF and play a game of tic-tac-toe with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Wicked Yummy Banner ~ Monday Montage





Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

Since fall is officially here, that means it's time to decorate for Halloween...right?!?!  I LOVE decorating for Halloween and put up all of my fun decorations as soon as my family will let me without pitching a fit :-D  And since I have my own little cubicle at work now, I decided I need to decorate that too!  Thanks to some inspiration from the amazing Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp, I created this fun little banner to hang above a little candy dish at my desk.



Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Black Bakers Twine, Vintage Crochet Trim, Cat Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Layering Circles Framelits
 
This sweet and simple little banner will be the perfect little Halloween decoration for my desk!  I am loving my new job and it's fun to have my own little space that I can make mine :-D
 
Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/09/24/mondaymontage101/https://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/09/24/mondaymontage101/

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

#tgifc126 Technique Week - It's a Fancy Fold!

Happy Friday stamping friends!
 
We are getting fancy over at TGIF Challenges with some Fancy Folds!
I'll be honest...my cards are typically the standard fold and far from fancy.  But I was reminded with this card just how fun the different folds can be!
 
I made this card for my momma's birthday, which is coming up on Monday.  I made a little gift card holder inside the second fold of the card so I can tuck her birthday gift card inside :)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Cajun Crazy, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets ~ Painted Harvest, Rose Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Leaf Punch, Soft Sky Ribbon
 
I absolutely LOVE the sunflower image in this stamp set! The two step stamping almost makes it look 3D!
 
Be sure to see what the rest of the amazing TGIF design team has created and join in the fancy fold fun with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #273

Hello happy stampers and welcome to Tuesday!
 
Fall is here for sure in my part of the world and we have a beautiful color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments that is perfect for some warm fall creations!
 
I created a quick and easy background using some of the circular stamps from the Paisleys and Posies stamp sets.  Add a simple sentiment and a few extra scraps and voila...my card is complete!  I love it when a card comes together so quickly!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Dapper Denim, Copper Foil Paper
Ink ~ So Saffron, Dapper Denim, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets ~ Paisleys and Posies
Other Supplies ~ Paisleys Framelits, Copper Thread
 
These are not colors I usually use together, but you can bet I will be again soon!  I love this color combination!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Celebrating 100 ~ Monday Montage







Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

Can you believe this is our 100th post?!?!  I have loved EVERY SINGLE hop with this talented group of stamping friends and cant wait to see what the next 100 hops bring!

I got to celebrate the birthday of our very own Wendy Weixler last weekend at the happiest place on Earth, AKA Disneyland!  We celebrated her birthday by running 19.3 miles...crazy, right?!?!   Other than the extreme heat during the 1/2 marathon on Sunday, we had so much fun and made SO MANY fun memories!!  And being the HUGE Disney freak that Wendy is, of course I had to make her a Mickey and Minnie card.   And I just realized in looking at the photo of the card that I forgot to add the ears...DUH!!!  Oh well...it still turned out pretty darn cute!


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink ~ Real Red, Crushed Curry, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Holly Berry Builder, Balloon Bouquet, Brights Enamel Dots
 
Thanks for hopping with us today!  And if you have been hopping with us since the beginning...THANK YOU!!!
 
Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
https://amyoneillblog.com/2017/09/10/mondaymontage100/

http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/09/10/mondaymontage100/
 

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

#tgifc124 - Sketch Challenge Week

It's FriYAY!!!
 
And we all know what that means!  It's time for an all new TGIF Sketch Challenge!
I've been itching to use the adorable new Cat Punch and this weeks sketch was perfect for it!  I kept things pretty simple as I plan on using this for my card club this month and needed a card that was on the quick and easy side!  I'm pretty sure my club ladies will love it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Spooky Cat
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Cat Punch, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Lots of Labels Freamelits
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges to see all of the amazing design team creations then join us in the fun and share your creation too!
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Happy Stamping!