Friday, April 29, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray!

TGIF stamping friends!!!
It's been another busy week with an even busier weekend ahead!!  The hubby and I are headed to Spokane for the weekend to run in the 40th Annual Bloomsday 12K run.  This is one of my favorite runs in our area and something I look forward to every year.  The only downfall is that I won't be getting much crafting done...but I'll survive :)
I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately...outside of work, we are living at the baseball field.  By the time we all get home and wrap up the end of day, all I want to do is crawl in to bed!  But, I have still been doing some stamping each morning, which is the only thing that saves my sanity!
This was a quick and simple card that I put together for a friend who requested a birthday card in Miami Dolphin's colors.  The Party Pop-Up Thinlits are so much fun and make for some pretty awesome birthday cards!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Schoolhouse DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper 
Ink ~ Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set ~ Party With Cake
Other Supplies ~ Party Punch Pack, Party Pop-Up Thinlits, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I'm super happy this stamp set and thinlits are carrying over!

I'm off to get in a little more stamping before my work day kicks off!  There will be no stamping tonight because we'll guessed a baseball game!

Happy Friday!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 25, 2016

A+ Awesome

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday!
It's Teacher Appreciation time over at SSINK and I have a quick and easy card to share with you today.
My twins have had awesome, A+ teachers this year!!  It has been so great to see them get along so well with their teachers and how much they have helped them excel.  We are all going to be sad when this school year ends :(
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink ~ Basic Black, Pool Party, Melon Mambo
Stamp Sets ~ Writing Notes, Words of Truth, Layered Letters Alphabet
Other Supplies ~ Star Framelits, Medium Star Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Black Bakers Twine

So many fun products used in this card that will soon be retiring :(  Get your retired items before they are gone for good!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day Stampers!
Today we celebrate the 46th anniversary of the very first Earth Day.  In 1970 this day was established, creating a movement to raise awareness and make efforts to protect the Earth. 
As a child, I remember planting trees at my elementary school every Earth Day.  I'm thinking today may be a good day to pass that tradition on to my kiddos!
What will YOU do to make the Earth a better place today?
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Real Red
Ink ~ Basic Black, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set ~ Going Global, Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, World Traveler Embossing Folder
I am really going to miss the Going Global suite!  This has been one of my favorites in this years Occasions Catalog!
But, as we mourn the loss of so many of our favorite retiring items, we can always find happiness in knowing that there are some AMAZING new products coming our way!
Happy Earth Day and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Birthday Balloons

Hello stampers!  We made it through Monday...woohoo!!! 

Tuesday welcomes us with open arms and an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge.
This is such a fun and cheerful sketch that just called for some Seahawks colors of course!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Ink ~ Cucumber Crush
Stamp Set ~ Something To Say
Other Supplies ~ Balloon Bouquet Punch, Whisper White Bakers Twine

I saw a similar card on Pinterest a few days ago and loved the white balloons in the background! That fun idea was perfect for this sketch!

Be sure to head on over to HSS and play along with us this challenge!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Choose Happy ~ 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 are sure to love them all!

So many of my stamping friends spent the past few days in SLC at the OnStage event, getting sneak peeks at the SHINY NEW (and soon to be released) 2016-2017 Catalog.  I missed seeing all of them SO MUCH, but I still had a little fun of my own!  I took a trip to my favorite vacation spot in Pacific City OR...all by myself!  No kids, no hubby, no work...just me, my stamps, the beach and, of course, my puppy Ellie. 
Anyone who has ever traveled with me is well aware that I do not travel without stamping supplies of some sort.  I've had 3 kits sitting in my craft room for months, so I packed them up and brought them with me to put together.  Enjoy The Little Things Project Kit was my favorite and really made me think about my life and what was really important.  All of the sentiments spoke to me and really made me realize that if you "Choose Happy" everything else will fall in to place and life will be good!
This little clipboard is just too cute and all of the interchangeable cards are the best.  From holiday greetings and birthday celebrations to inspiring and motivating sentiments, this home décor item will be up in my house all year round! 

Supplies Used:
Enjoy The Little Things Project Kit
Ink ~ Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaroon, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist, Watermelon Wonder
Stamp Set ~ Enjoy the Little Things

This kit will soon be gone and I'm hoping to squeeze in a girls night out soon to make these with some of the fire wives!
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!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hello Baby Micah

Hello happy stampers and welcome to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop!  We have a very special hop this month as we help our very own Kim of Stamping with Kim welcome her sweet baby Micah to the world!  He decided he couldn't wait until his due date and arrived a few weeks early, healthy and as cute as can be!
Today we are all sharing a little something we created for Kim and baby's kind of like a virtual baby shower!  We love you Kim and are so happy for your sweet family!
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 1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana. 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.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Pool Party, Neutrals DSP Stack
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Zoo Babies, Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Watercolor Wash Background
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Subtles Candy Dots, Owl Builder Punch (heart), Greetings Thinlits
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Melissa at The Stamp Doc

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Journey Begins

Wedding season is quickly approaching and bells are ringing over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration today!
I've had this adorable stamp set since OnStage in November and this is the FIRST time I've used it!  Why did I wait so long?!?!  This cute little love bug beetle makes for a fun and non-traditional wedding card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Vellum
Ink ~ Basic Black, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Beautiful Ride
Other Supplies ~ Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch
I wish all of my stampin' friends who are traveling to SLC for OnStage Live a safe journey!  I can't wait for the pictures to start pouring in!  Have so much fun everyone :-)
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday, You are Tea-riffic!

Never have I been so happy for Friday to finally be here!!!
It was spring break for my kiddos, my youngest was pukey-sick up until yesterday and my work days were longer than long!  But I made it through the week and am just a few days away from a rewarding trip to the beach...yes!
Due to my work schedule this week, my ink and stamps have been neglected, but I did manage to squeeze in a little time early this morning to make this cute card.  I've had the Have a Cuppa suite for quite awhile now, but really haven't taken the time to create with it.  What was I waiting for?!?!  Everything in this suite is to cute for words!  And the fun colors in the DSP had me pulling out my VERY neglected Wisteria Wonder cardstock and candy dots!
Speaking of candy dots, be sure to see some other fun creations with them over at SSINK today.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Have a Cuppa DSP Stack
Ink ~ Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Set ~ A Nice Cuppa
Other Supplies ~ Cups & Kettle Framelits, 2-1/2" Circle Punnch, Have a Cuppa Embellishments, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon
I usually only drink hot tea when I'm feeling a little under the weather, but this cute set has me dreaming of ice cold sweet tea this summer!
Here's to a very happy Friday and a tea-riffic weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Thanks For Being You

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!

It's time for an all new color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and I LOVE this color combo!
I pulled out some neglected stamps and supplies for this card.  It's pretty simple, but the embossing and lace ribbon really dressed the card up!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate, Vellum
Ink ~ Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets ~ Kinda Eclectic, Suite Sayings
Other Supplies ~ Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Butterfly Punch, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels, Venetian Crochet Trim, Smoky Slate Thick Bakers Twine

Be sure to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along with us!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Birthday Boutique Birthday Girl

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 are sure to love them all!

A sweet little girl in our fire family will be celebrating her first birthday this doesn't seem possible that she is a year old already!  She'll be getting another card with her birthday gift, but I'm sending this one out to her along with a few other #imbringingbirthdaysback cards this week :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Ink ~ Mint Macaroon, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Gray
Stamp Sets ~ Balloon Celebration
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Bow Paper Clips, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Sequins from February Paper Pumpkin
I can't get enough of the Birthday Bouquet DSP!  I love the soft, feminine colors and patterns...perfect for any girl, bit or little!
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!