Sunday, August 31, 2014

Runnin' with Mickey and Friends ~ Monday Montage

Welcome to another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  We love to share our creations with you and thank you for joining us!

As you're reading this, I'm in the air making my way home from four amazingly awesome days in Disneyland with really is the happiest place on earth when I get to hang with her!  We walked our little feet off every day we were there and BRIGHT and early this morning we RAN our little feet off!  13.1 miles to be exact!  It was a little slow going with thousands of runners all around us...and HOT...but it was FUN!  We got separated at the Anaheim Angels stadium, so we didn't get to cross the finish line together, but we were close!  So, of course I had to do an MDS page for all of our fun today!
I will update a bit later with all of my MDS supplies I used :-) 
Next up is Cathy...I love her style!  Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to Amy...she inspires me each and every hop!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Birthday Wishes at the Happiest Place on Earth

Squeal...yay....yippee!!!   I'm on my way to the happiest place on earth...DISNEYLAND!!!  One year ago, exactly, my Utah BFF Wendy asked me if I wanted to do the Disney half marathon with her the following Labor Day weekend.  It took me all of about 3 seconds to say HECK YES!!!  So here we are, making our way to Disneyland to not only run together, but to celebrate Wendy's birthday too.  Her birthday is today, so join me in wishing her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 
Those of you who know Wendy knows she LOVES all things Disney, so of course I had to make her another Mickey card this year!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights DSP
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Gorgeous Grunge
Other Supplies ~ MDS, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack, Basics Hodgepodge Clips, Basic Black Bakers Twine
I am just minutes away from landing and meeting up with Wendy for 4 fabulous days at Disney...let the fun begin! 
Don't forget to wish Wendy a Happy Birthday and wish both of us good luck at our race on Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Howdy Cowboy

Howdy Cowboy!  Our annual fair kicks off today and our town is filled with cowboys and cowgirls alike.  We are kind of mean parents and usually avoid the fair, which I know we won't be able to get away with for much longer, but we do always make it to the parade on Saturday.  But this year, we will be missing it all!!!  My hubby and boys are heading out for a few days at the lake with my mother-in-law and I am heading to....DISNEYLAND!!!  I've got a ton to get done today, in addition to a full day of work, so I can't go in to all the fun details, but be sure to check back, okay?!?!?
Yesterday I shared my Howdy Cowgirl card with you and today I share with you my Howdy Cowboy...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Lost Lagoon, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Stamp Sets ~ Yee-Haw, Bootiful Occasions, Hardwood
Ink ~ Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Night of Navy Blendabilities
Other Supplies ~ Linen Thread, Mini Brads
I could create for days with this stamp stinkin' cute!!! 
I really want to stamp the day away, but work is calling my :-(  Gotta work so I can get new stampin' goodies though, right?!?!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Howdy Cowgirl

It's Tuesday...which means it's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge!
I don't think to make square cards very often...not sure why because they are fun!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Kraft, Park Lane
Ink ~ Versa Mark, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities
Stamp Set ~ Yee-Haw
Other Supplies ~ Blackberry Bliss Satin Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, On Point Embossing Folder
Now head on over to check out what the rest of the design team has created today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Yee-Haw ~ Masculine Monday

It's Masculine Monday over at SSInkspiration

You would think living in a house full of boys, I would have no problems coming up with a manly card...but I do! BUT...after getting the awesome new Yee-Haw Photopolymer stamp set, I was able to come up with a cute little buckaroo thank you card :-) 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Baked Brown Sugar, Lost Lagoon
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set ~ Yee-Haw
Other Supplies ~ 3/4" Circle Punch
Eeekkk...I LOVE this stamp set!  Our annual fair kicks off this week, so be prepared for a week of posts with this super cute set!
Be sure to check out the rest of the masculine creations from our fancy design team!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Amazing Birthday and Project Life ~ Convention Display Board Samples
Happy Friday friends!  I have another Display Board Sample for you today...a little mix of Amazing Birthday and Project Life!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
Ink ~ StazOn, Strawberry Slush
Stamp Set ~ Amazing Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Kit, Candy Dots, Circle Punches and Framelits
Simple but fun little card, right?  This was one of my favorites with this stamp set!
Be sure to click on the Inspire.Create.Share button above to be directed to the Pinterest board with all of the amazing Display Board Samples.
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Picture Perfect ~ Display Board Samples
Picture Perfect...that is how our summer has been!  We have had endless adventures all summer long and they haven't stopped yet.  We've got another day at the pool planned for today and lots more in store next week...the last week of summer :-(
I have another Display Board Sample to share with you today and it's a fun little cork tile embellished with some of the awesome Everyday Adventure Project Life Cards and Embellishments.  I had so much fun with this that I made two more for my Convention buddies, but I forgot to take pictures of them!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
Ink ~ StazOn
Stamp Set ~ Project Life Remember This
Other Supplies ~ Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack, Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, Black Chevron Ribbon, Candy Dots, MDS, e-cutter
I used my Silhouette to cut out the fun little camera...I'm pretty sure I haven't used my e-cutter since I made this and I need to remedy that! 
Be sure to check out all of the Display Board Samples on our Pinterest is FULL of amazing ideas!
Hope you have a Picture Perfect Day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Deer

Happy Wednesday and Happy Birthday to my hubby! 
For those who know my husband, he is an AVID hunter and as hunting season gets closer, he gets a little bit crazier with each passing day.  Buck fever is putting it mildly.  And now that my twins are showing interest, it's all I hear about. 
I loved the big ol' buck from the Remembering Christmas stamp set in last years Holiday catalog and was super sad it didn't carry over.  That buck is perfect for all the guys in my family who love to hunt.  While I was sad to see this set go, I was happy to see a cute little buck in the White Christmas stamp set in this years Holiday catalog.  I had something a little different than this card in mind when I started, so it didn't turn out quite like I had planned, but it will work!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink ~ Tuxedo Black Memento, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Blendabilities, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Stamp Sets ~ White Christmas, Holiday Home
Other Supplies ~ Oval Framelits, Autumn Wooden Elements, Linen Thread
The poor hubs is stuck working today, so the boys and I will visit him at the station and bring him his card and matching DQ ice cream cake.  :-)
Thanks for dropping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Got MUD?

Happy {MDS} Monday!  It's that time again...time for a new layout with the girls over at SSINK!  I had some fun with this one!
Every Memorial Day weekend our friends hold a weekend long party, AKA Wordensock.  It's something we all look forward to every year, especially the day Dirty Dodgeball takes place.  What is Dirty Dodgeball you ask?  Do you remember playing dodgeball in PE when you were younger?  Well...take that game to a giant mud pit and you have Dirty Dodgeball!
My twins made a point to see who could get the muddiest this year, and I'm pretty sure Hunter won.  That boy had mud EVERYWHERE! 
This page is pretty basic..not much used in the way of stamps.  I used a few of the different splatters and circles, added a sunburst and I was done!  THIS is why I love MDS so a very short amount of time, a page is done and added to my family year it!
Be sure to check out the rest of the teams take on this fun layout then have some fun of your own and join us!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Four Feathers Birthday ~ Monday Montage

Welcome to another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  We love to share our creations with you and thank you for joining us!

As soon as I saw these Four Feathers and coordinating framelits, I HAD to have them...LOVE them!  This card is kinda bright and a bit busy, but in the words of my good friend Cynthia, some cards call to be busy :-)
It's pretty hard to see in the picture, but I pulled out some of the gold thread from the Gold Bakers Twine and tucked it in behind the feathers for just a little added bling.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Confetti Celebration
Ink ~ Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Four Feathers, Remembering Your Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Gold Bakers Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Feathers Framelits
Next up is Cathy...I love her style!  Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to Amy...she inspires me each and every hop!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way - Display Board Samples

Whew..finally back with another Display Board Sample with my favorite stamp set EVER...Kinda Eclectic.  Seriously, the possibilities with this stamp set are endless!  I kept this one really clean and simple...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey, StazOn
Stamp Set ~ Kinda Eclectic, Work of Art
I'm thankful I made an extra one of this card...I will be hand delivering this to my good friend Amy, who filled my shoes as a mommy to one of my boys yesterday.  My hubby and 3 boys set off on a long weekend get away yesterday, which I will surprise them by joining them tomorrow :-).  They caravanned with some of the other families that are going and they all stopped for lunch in Hood River.  After spending nearly 4 hours in the truck, the boys were anxious to get out and were being boys, horsing around and chasing each other.  Well, Aidan wasn't watching where he was going and ran smack into a pole.  Getting a picture like this when you are away from your babies is not fun...
My hubby reassured me numerous times that he was ok and that it really looked worse than it really was.  Being that my hubby is a paramedic, I knew my boy was in good hands, but it was not easy as a mom to not be there for my baby when he was hurting :-(  My sweet friend Amy texted me later to let me know the swelling had gone way down and that he was totally fine.  Thank you Amy for keeping an eye on him and keeping me updated!  Needless to say, our family pictures for next week have been put on hold...boys!  I'm just happy he is ok and everyone is having fun!  I can't wait to meet up with all of them tomorrow!
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend! 
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Swappin' with SSINK ~ August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop!  As you know, many of us attended the Inspire.Create.Share.2014 Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City last month.  It was so much fun to see everyone who was able to come...and even more fun to swap cards with all of them!  Today, we are sharing our SSINK swaps and I know you will love all them!
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 9 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kathy P of Katrina P's Creative Corner.  If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I decided to keep my swaps pretty simple this year..way less stress that way!  Even with a simple design, I was still working on these the day before I left...but I got em' done!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Whisper White, Park Lane DSP
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Craft
Stamp Sets ~ Bloom for You, A Dozen Thoughts
Other Supplies ~ Linen Thread, Fun Flower, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch
Quick, simple and cute, right?!??!  The best way to do when you're making lots o' swaps!
Now its time to head on over to Heidi of Stuck on Stampin' and her adorable swap!

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  2. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  3. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  4. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  5. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  6. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  9. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  10. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  11. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  12. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  13. Darla R. of Stampin' with Darla
  14. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette

Back to School with Project Life

It seems like just a few weeks ago I was sharing with you the end of the year teacher gifts I made for my boys' teachers.  And now here I am sharing beginning of the school year gifts...where has our summer gone?!?! 

Head on over to SSINK today to check out all the details on my Back to School with Project Life creations!  The Playground Project Life Cards and Accessories make for perfect back to school gifts for teachers!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Home for the Holidays ~ HSSCC192

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  I know I was just saying yesterday that I'm not ready for summer to end, but it's hard to not get in the Christmas spirit when you have a box full of new Holiday Catalog goodies :-)
The latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge screams Christmas at me and gave me a good excuse to ink up my new Holiday Home stamp set.  I love this set...and I really LOVE that it has some coordinating framelits!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Naturals White
Ink ~ Tuxedo Black Memento, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green
Stamp Set ~ Holiday Homes
Other Supplies ~ Homemade Holidays, Regals Buttons, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine, Dazzling Details
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Motley Monster Monday ~ SSINKCS12

Happy Monday my {motley} friends!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  Ours was awesome!  We are trying to cram as much fun into the last few weekends of summer as we can...days at the pool, time with friends...I am NOT ready for insurance to end!
It's the second Monday of the month, which means it's time for a new SSINK Card Sketch.
 I inked up one of my new sets from the Holiday Catalog, Freaky Friends.  This set is super cute...perfect for lots of fun, freaky creations!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Motley Monsters
Ink ~ Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Sets ~ Freaky Friends, Project Life Holiday Cheer
Other Supplies ~ Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Hand Held Circle Punches, Crystal Effects
These motley little monsters just make me smile!  And while I'm not ready for the warm days of summer end, fun stamps like this make it a little bit easier knowing fall will soon be here!
Be sure to check out all of the awesome takes on the sketch from the rest of our design team and PLEASE join in the fun and play along!  We love to see what we INKspire YOU to create!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Celebrating SSINK

I can't believe this amazing group of ladies has been INKspiring you for a year already!  Time really does fly when you are having fun!  I love the creative inspiration that is posted every week day...something I look forward to seeing every morning.  The friendships that have formed from this group are ones that will last forever! 
I was lucky enough to meet up with some of our SSINK girls at Convention last month.  We swapped...we ate...we had fun!!!  I can not wait to see all of them, and hopefully the rest of the team, next year!
In honor of our one year anniversary, I decided to do an MDS page with some of the fabulous pictures from Convention.
I continue to be INKspired by these wonderful ladies every week.  Not only do we create together, we celebrate together, we cry matter what we are always there for each other in one way or another. 
Thanks for following our blog for this past year!  We look forward to INKspiring you for many more years!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kinda Love Kinda Eclectic ~ Display Board Samples
 Hi friends!  I'm sharing a few more Convention Board Display samples using the Kinda Eclectic set.  (Be sure to click on the button above to see all of the Display Board projects from everyone.)  This is a set that everyone who attended Convention received, so the girls over at SSINK thought it would be fun to have a post with a few creations with this set.  Be sure to check out all of their amazing work and see just how many different things can be done with this set!
My first card is my favorite one I made with this stamp set...and the very first card I ever sewed on too!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Bermuda Bay, Champagne Glimmer
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Kinda Eclectic, Dictionary
Other Supplies ~ Bitty Butterfly Punch, White Embossing Powder
Next up is a pretty, yet simple card...
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Sets ~ Kinda Eclectic
Other Supplies ~ 1/2" Circle Punch, Blackberry Bliss Satin Ribbon
 And my second favorite for last..
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss
Ink ~ Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Sets ~ Kinda Eclectic, Everything Eleanor
Other Supplies ~ Bitty Butterfly Punch, Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for the SSINK Anniversary you won't want to miss!!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Gift Box ~ Convention Display Samples
I'm back with another Convention Display Board project with the stamp set Kinda Eclectic.  I love this stamp set and the endless possibilities it offers!  Be sure to click on the button above to see all of the other display samples on our Pinterst board.
I used one of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes and made a belly band and tag for it.  This little creation did make the boards at Convention, but somewhere along the way, the tag came off...I was kind of bummed, but still happy the rest of the box was up there!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Park Lane DSP
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Kinda Eclectic
Other Supplies ~ Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Butterfly Punches, Linen Thread, Blackberry Bliss Satin Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Kinda Eclectic Display Board Samples!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Choose Happiness

Hi friends!  Made it through another manic Monday and on to a new day!  Life has been pretty crazy and stressful for me the past few weeks and I was letting it get the best of me.  But then I read an amazing post from Shelli at So-Shelli yesterday and kind of had a reality check of my own.  Life is too short to let little stresses weigh you down!  And not only was I inspired by Shelli's words, but also by her stamping at convention with the Choose Happiness stamp set.  With her words in mind and some creative inspiration too, I pulled out my paper, stamps and ink and got to work.
Being that's it's Tuesday, it means it's time for Techinque Tuesday at SSINK.  Today we are stamping with embossing folders!!!  We all know that embossing folders are a great way to add some texture to your cards, but did you know that they make a great background stamp as well?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Typeset DSP, Kraft
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set ~ Choose Happiness
Other Supplies ~ Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Itty Bitty Accents {flower} Punch, Linen Thread, Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Handheld Stapler*
*Holiday Catalog
I used the embossing folder to stamp the little Kraft pennants how it gives it just a little added color! 
Now it's your turn to ink up your embossing folders and create something fabulous today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Be the Star Birthday ~ SSINKCC12

Happy Monday friends!  It's the first Monday of the month which means it's time for a new SSINK Color Challenge.
 I'm not gonna lie....these colors made me think for a bit, but I love these colors really do work together!   I also pulled some inspiration from the latest Fab Friday Sketch and from one of our Convention make and takes.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink ~ Strawberry Slush, Tempting Turquoise, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets ~ Be the Star, Amazing Birthday, Dotty Angles
Other Supplies ~ Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine, Stars Framelits
Now head on over to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and don't forget to play along with us!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Let's Celebrate ~ Monday Montage

It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop...yay!  I love these fancy and crafty friends so much and look forward to hopping with them each and every time!  Be sure to follow along through all the won't be disappointed!

I have a pretty simple card to share with you today, but I kinda like it and I have a new favorite DSP.  The Flashback is so funky and fun and retro-ish...LOVE!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Real Red, Flashback DSP
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Sumthin' Sumthin'
Other Supplies ~ Word Bubbles Framelits, Beach House Washi Tape, Candy Dots (Brights, Regals & Subtles)
Quick, easy and FUN, right?  My stamp club friends are making this card this month, and those who have already been have loved it...yay! 
Next up is Cathy...I love her style!  Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to Amy...she inspires me each and every hop!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!