Friday, December 15, 2017

Deck the Halls ~ #TGIFC138 It's Time to be Inspired!

It's Friday!!  And we all know what that means...time for an all new TGIF Challenge!  This week we are being inspired by Christmas Carols.
The Merry Music DSP was my starting point for this card.  It was hard to decide which Christmas carol I wanted to used, but the Carols of Christmas made the decision for me with the Deck the Halls sentiment!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Merry Music DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends
Stamp Set ~ Carols of Christmas
Other Supplies ~ Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Card Front Builder Thinlits, White Perfect Accents
 
I was going to do just a black and white card, but decided it needed a little bit of color.  I love coloring the White Perfect Accents with the Stampin' Blends!
 
Thank you for stopping by today! Please be sure to check out all of the amazing design team creations and join in the fun!
 
Wishing you a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!
 
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Epicly Awesome Baseball Season

Hello happy stampers and happy Wednesday!!
 
I got my pre-order box a couple of days ago and I could not wait to get the Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog inked up.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do a scrapbook page with this photo of my boys.
 
We spent our spring and summer at the baseball fields and we are counting down the days until baseball season starts again! 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pacific Point, Real Red. Whisper White
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Set ~ Epic Celebrations*
Other Supplies ~ Simple Stripes Textured Embossing Folder**, Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape**
(*Sale-a-Bration item, **Occasions 2018 Catalog item)
 
The Myths & Magic Washi tape was the perfect added touch!  And those shoes from the Epic Celebrations stamp set...my FAVORITE!!  I added a few splatters of ink to grunge it up a little bit because...you know, boys and baseball mean grunge!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back soon for more sneak peeks of what's to come in January!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bubble Over with Color ~ HSSCC279

Whoa!  I don't know about you, but my Monday FLEW by!!  So fast that I almost forgot about this fun new color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
 
It's a good thing I got a fun new box of pre-order stampin' goodies that were just perfect for this challenge.  You'll have to forgive my photo...it was late by the time I got this photo taken and my inside lights are not the greatest.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP (Saleabration)
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Bubble Over
Other Supplies ~ Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon
 
I LOVE this DSP and LOVE that there are coordinating framelits to cut out the cut soda bottles!  This is probably one of my favorites from the upcoming Occasions and Saleabration Catalogs!
 
Be sure to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to play along with this fun challenge!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Big On Birthday Celebrations

Hello, hello happy stampers!  We've made it through Monday...one day closer to the weekend, right?!?  My Monday was a pretty good one until I picked up my twins from basketball practice and discovered that one of them is sick...boo :(  My youngest was sick for all of Thanksiving break and I thought by now the rest of us would be in the clear, but I was wrong!  I'm just hoping I don't get it!
 
Since I'm spending some extra couch time with my sickie, I took advantage of the down time to get a little blogging done.  I have SO MANY friends who celebrated their birthday at the end of November and many more celebrating this month!  I've been just as busy making birthday cards as I have been making Christmas cards.
 
I made this card for a very sweet friend who celebrate her birthday over Thanksgiving weekend.  I love this big Happy Birthday sentiment with the pretty flowers, especially since I got to color them with my Stampin' Blend Markers!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink ~ Basic Black, Stampin' Blends:  Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Big On Birthdays
Other Supplies ~ Basic Black Bakers Twine
 
If you haven't had a chance to play with the new Stampin' Blend Markers, you must try them SOON!  They are the BEST and making coloring even more fun!
 
Now I must get my sick kiddo off to bed and hopefully on the road to feeling better!  I'm kind of sad that he told me he doesn't need one of us to stay home with him tomorrow...they are getting too old too fast for this momma!
 
Wishing you all a happy week!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Friday, December 1, 2017

#TGIFC136 Color Challenge

We made it to Friday!!  Did you all survive a full week back after a short one last week?  It always seems hard to work a full week after having time off!  It's a good thing we have an all new TGIF Challenges waiting for us every Friday! We have a beautiful color challenge for you that will be perfect for some holiday creations!  Or maybe you'll think outside the box and do something different?  I can't wait to see!
I went with Christmas with this card and kept things pretty simple.  I love the little bits of gold with the bold Cherry Cobbler!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Bundle of Love DSP
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Gold
Stamp Set ~ Every Good Wish
Other Supplies ~ Gold Metallic Thread, Layering Circles Framelits
 
The gold foil designs in the Bundle of Love DSP are so pretty...your creative options are unlimited with this pack!
 
Now it's your turn to play along with us over at TGIF!  We always love to see what you create!
 
Have a fabulous Friday!
 
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Freshly Made Winter Night

Happy Wednesday stamping friends!  It's not very often I post at night, but I actually had time to come home and stamp after work today...HOORAY!!!  My stamping time is slowly starting to increase again and that makes for on happy momma!
 
Given that it's Wednesday, I knew there would be a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and Amy did not disappoint with this one!
 
I kept things very simple with this black and white Christmas beauty.  I love the peaceful feeling the Merry Little Christmas DSP paper gives. It reminds me of snowmobiling on a starlit winter night!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Merry Patterns
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Silver Natural Trim
 
My husband saw this card and said it nice, but that "it would be better if that doe was a buck!"  HA!  Can you tell it's still hunting season?!?!
 
Wishing you all a good night!
 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Merry Mistletoe ~ HSSIC278

Hello and Happy Tuesday stampers!
 
We have a festive Inspiration Challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
I love the cute little reindeer from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set!  His big antlers were a little tricky to fussy cut, but it was worth it!
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
Ink ~ Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Suede
Stamp Set ~ Merry Mistletoe, Tree Rings
 
Be sure to stop on by Hand Stamped Sentiments to see how inspired our design team was and join in the fun!
 
Happy Stamping!