Sunday, July 16, 2017

Swimmingly Day ~ Monday Montage 97




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!

I hope you have all had a great weekend!  Ours went to fast, as always, but that's what happens when you are having fun!  And fun was had by all this weekend!  From the Maroon 5 concert to baseball games, our weekend was packed full of summer fun!

We are getting ready to head to the Oregon Coast at the end of the week, so the Seaside Shore stamp set came to mind for today's card.  This is such a fun stamp set!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand
Stamp Set ~ Seaside Shore, Seaside Embossing Folder

My post today is short and sweet as we have more fun planned for today!

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/2017/07/16/mondaymontage97/http://sugarshackdesigns.com/2017/07/16/mondaymontage97/


Friday, July 14, 2017

#tgifc116 Sketch Challenge Week!!!

It's Friday and that means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenge! 

It's sketch challenge week at TGIF Challenges and I'm loving this sketch!  I always love a sketch that has some layers and is a little wonky!  I'm using the Coffee Break Suite again...because, who doesn't love coffee?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set ~ Coffee Café
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Linen Thread, Sweet & Sassy Framelits
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the creations from the amazing TGIF design team and then join in the fun and WOW us with your creation too!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments #268 Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday stampin' friends!!
We have a fun new sketch for you to play along with today at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
I absolutely LOVE the new Whole Lot of Love DSP and had some fun mixing patterns for this sketch!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Whole Lot of Love DSP
Ink ~ Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Lots of Love, Number of Years, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Gold and Black Mini Sequin Trim
 
I fussy cut the flowers I had stamped.  Who loves to fussy cut?  I could sit for hours cutting things like this out!  I LOVE it!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to join along in the fun and show us your take on the sketch!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 7, 2017

#TGIF115 Color Challenge! Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Berry Burst

It's Friday...woohoo!!! 

Not only is it the start of the weekend, but it's time for another TGIF Challenge!  This week we have a beautiful color challenge for everyone to play along with!

I went with a simple design today...mainly because I still haven't purchased a ton from the new catalog!  I need to get an order put together ASAP and get some fun new stamps to ink up!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst
Stamp Set ~ Eastern Beauty
Other Supplies ~ Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
 
I love the little bits of bling the gold stickers add.  They are so pretty!
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF and see what they design team has created with these beautiful colors and be sure to join along in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Just Breathe ~ Monday Montage 96






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!

Training at my new job ended a little over a week ago and I am happily enjoying summer break with my kiddos!  My family all adjusted so well to my new work schedule and we are ALL loving my new job!  The person I was hired to replace retired after many years with the school district and I couldn't be more happy for her.  She was looking forward to taking a trip to the Oregon Coast and not having to worry about coming back anytime soon.  I can't wait for that day myself!  I am very grateful for the time we had together to train and hope I can go back to work in August and be able to do a good job of filling her shoes.

The card I am sharing today is the card I made for Judy, thanking her for sharing her years of wisdom with me.  I love this sentiment and it seems perfect for a retirement card!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Real Red, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ High Tide, Colorful Seasons
Other Supplies ~ Seasonal Layers Thinlits
 
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!


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Creation Station's Loving the New In-Color's

 Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be joining this amazing group of stampers in their monthly blog hop!  Whether you are joining us from Denita's dynamic blog or this is your first stop, I am so excited to have you here!  This months theme is the new In-Colors and they are so beautiful!  I love how well all 5 colors go so well together!
My first project is a cute little popcorn box with a sweet treat for a friend who could use a little pick-me-up.  I love how quick you these boxes go together!  They make the perfect little gift box for any occasion!

The Lots of Love stamp set is one of my favorite stamp sets from the new catalog and was the perfect set to use with all of the new In-Colors.  I stamped the flowers in Powder Pink on the card front then added some fussy cut flowers in Berry Burst.

These were both clean and simple little creations, but they sure were fun! 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Lots of Love
Other Supplies ~ Popcorn Box Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today and joining me in my first Creation Station Blog Hop!

Please head over to the ever amazing Elizabeth next!  I can not wait to see what she has to share with us today!


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

#TGIFC114 Designer Spotlight - Elizabeth Price

Happy Friday!!!  It's time for an all new TGIF Challenge and we are spotlighting the amazing Elizabeth Price!
I have followed Elizabeth for a long time, and even had the amazing opportunity to be an Artisan Design Team Finalist with her a few years ago.  Her talent blows me away and I can always go to her for inspiration!  I am always drawn to Elizabeth's use of layers and fun embellishments, which is where I drew my inspiration from for today's card.
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Set ~ Coffee Café
Other Supplies ~ Coffee Cups Framelits, Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon, Corrugated Elements
 
I can't believe it has taken me this long to use this stamp set!  I LOVE coffee and was so excited to see this bundle in the new catalog!!!
 
Be sure to visit Elizabeth's blog for some inspiration of your own and share you creation with us over at TGIF!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Whole Lot of Love ~ HSSCC#267

Hello stamping friends and welcome to this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiements Color Challenge!
I'm really loving this color combo and the Lots of Love stamp set!  And the new Layered Leaves Textured Embossing folder is AMAZING!!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set ~ Lots of Love
Other Supplies ~ Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder, Gold Mini Sequin Trim
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Be sure to jump on over to HSS and play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Friday, June 23, 2017

#TGIFC113 Technique Time - Bokeh

Hello my stampin' friends and happy Friday!
 
Today is my last day of work until the middle of August...I'm so excited to have some time off with my boys!  AND more time to stamp too!
 
I have been sneaking in more and more stamping time, which I am LOVING!  I had time to play along with this weeks TGIF Technique Challenge and had some Bokeh fun.  It's been a while since I've used the Bokeh technique and I forgot how much fun it is!
I started out with some watercolor paper and inked it up with Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay, which created kind of a tie-dyed look.  Once it dried, I added the fun Bokeh effect with my white craft ink.
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Watercolor Paper
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Happy Birthday Thinlits, Brights Enamel Shapes, Balloon Bouquet Punch
 
Now it's time for you to head on over to TGIF and check out the rest of the design teams creations and join us in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Baseball Birthday ~ 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!

Baseball season officially ended for our family on Saturday and we are all feeling a little sad.  My boys team made it to the City Tournament for the second year in a row.  They played a hard game on Saturday, but couldn't quite pull off a win.  Third place is still something to be proud of and I am beyond proud of my boys and the positive attitude they had all season long.  We are looking forward to watching the two final teams battle it out tonight and can't wait for the Allstars tournament to start next weekend.

One of my boys' friends had a birthday this weekend, so I threw together a quick birthday card for him...a baseball card, of course!  Thanks to a fun sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, this card was a breeze to put together!


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Night of Navy, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circle Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Regals Enamel Shapes
 
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!


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Friday, June 16, 2017

#TGIFC112 Let's Hear It For The Boys

 It's Friday stampin' friends!!!  And that means it's time for an all new TGIF Challenges!!
This week is all about the boys.  Since Father's Day is on Sunday, I decided this would be the perfect time to make a card for my hubby for Father's Day.  I don't think I've ever used the guy image from the Guy Greeting stamp set...he's a little funky looking, but since my hubby has been working so hard at getting back in shape, it seemed like the perfect image for his card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets ~ Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ 2" Circle Punch
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF and check out all of the awesome creations made by our design team and be sure to play along with us!
 
Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge # 266

Hi there stampers!!!  I don't know about you, but Monday FLEW by for me!

Tuesday is already here and that means it's time for a all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge!



I was totally inspired by the wooden crate and was happy to use the new Wood Crate Framelits along with the super cute Daisy Delight stamp set!
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Berry Burst, Whisper White, Old Olive, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Perfect Plum
Stamp Set ~ Daisy Delight, Wood Words
Other Supplies ~ Delicate White Doilies, Linen Thread, Wood Crate Framelits
 
I am still trying to adjust to my new job and work schedule, but my stamping time is slowly starting to make it's way back in to my daily schedule!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, June 9, 2017

#TGIF111 Sketch Challenge

 
Hooray for Friday and for an all new TGIF Sketch Challenge!!  My stamping time is slowing coming back into my week and I'm loving it!
I kept things super simple with this card, but the fun Pick a Pattern DSP kind of makes the card all on it's own!  I love the cute little critters in this one ;)
 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Stamp Set ~ Pieces & Patterns
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine
 
Sometimes going back to the basics and keeping things simple is just what I need to do to get the creativity flowing again!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing TGIF Challenges Design Team creations and be sure to join along in the creative fun!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

It's Your Day ~ 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!

My post is going to be a super quick one today as I have a day jam packed full of things to do!  I can not wait for school to be out and to have a little summer break of my own :)

Due to my lack of time, I took the easy road today and cased a card from the new catalog using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and fun Happy Birthday Thinlits.  This is a fabulous bundle for all of your birthday card needs...and so much more!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy DSP
Ink ~ Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Layering Circle Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits
 
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!


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Friday, June 2, 2017

#TGIFC110 Color Challenge! Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Basic Black!

Happy Friday stampin' friends!

I made it through my first week at my new job and I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it!  Everyone has been so kind and welcoming!  Being at home with my boys after school and not working is pretty awesome.  And having time to stamp in the mornings is just the best thing ever!

I had time create a card for today's  TGIF Color Challenge using the new At Home with You stamp set...there are so many possibilities with this stamp set and coordinating framelits!
 

Aren't these colors amazing together!  I would have never though to put them together, but I LOVE them!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Wood Textures DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ At Home with You
Other Supplies ~ At Home Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Be sure to stop by TGIF Challenges and play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why, Thank You ~ HSSSC265

Happy Tuesday stampers! 
 
Did you all have a nice weekend?  It was beautiful here ALL weekend and we took full advantage of it!  We spent some time at the new pool in town, some time in our own pool and lots of time with family and friends just having fun.  It was the first weekend in a long time that we didn't have a million things going on.  This was just what we needed, especially with the new changes coming our way with my new job :-)
 
I am very hopeful that my stamping time will increase with my new job because I will be working fewer hours...hooray!  I was happy to get in some stamping time over the weekend, which included today's card for the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Skech Challenge this week!
I kept my design pretty simple for a thank you card for my son's pre-school teacher.  This is his last year before hitting elementary school...I'm not sure I'm ready for this!  But he sure is!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, VersaMark
Stamp Set ~ Pieces & Patterns
Other Supplies ~ 3/4" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Enamel Shapes
 
This pattern in the Pick a Pattern DSP is perfect for a teacher card!  This is one of my favorite DSP's in the new catalog!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, May 26, 2017

#TGIFC109 Designer Inspiration - Rochelle Blok

Happy Friday stampin' friends!  It's a very happy Friday for me because it's my last day of work!!  I start my new job on Tuesday, which will only last a few weeks and then I will be off for the summer with my boys....HOORAY!!!
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Not only am I celebrating my new job, but I'm celebrating with TGIF Challenges Designer Inspiration today too!  We are spotlighting the amazing Rochelle Blok.  I spent so much time looking through her blog and was blown away by her creativity!  I was drawn to one of her current creations and just had to CASE her design!
 
Of course I had to add a chicken to mine though...being the crazy chicken lady I am these days!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Wood Textures DSP, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Wood Words
Other Supplies ~ Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured EF, Subtles Enamel Shapes
 
Time for me to get to work and wrap up the end of my career at the Walla Walla Clinic!  I'm so excited to be moving on to my new job with the school district!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday To You






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!

Thanks for joining us for our hop this week!  We took a little break over Mother's Day weekend, but we are back and happy to be creating again!

My stamping time has been so limited lately and my creative mojo is nowhere to be found!  I struggled with this card so much and am not in love with it, but I'm happy to have inked up some new stamps in a few of the new In-Colors!

Supplies Use:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Berry Burst
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
I do LOVE the new In-Colors!  And hopefully with a bit more stamping in my future, I'll be loving my creations again too :-)
 

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!


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