Saturday, December 31, 2016

Party On Party Animal

Hello stampers and welcome to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiraiton Occasions Countdown!  Join us the next 5 days as we count our way down to the release of the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  You won't want to miss any of the creations!
Can I tell you how EXCITED I am to be back with this fabulous design team?!?!  I have missed creating with all of these girls so much!  I'm happy to be creating with them again, along with a few new SSINK friends :)

First up is the Party Animal Suite.  I LOVE this suite!  I'm a sucker for balloons and the colors and designs in this suite are perfect for a momma of 3 boys!  Don't fret, this suite isn't just for works for ANYONE celebrating a birthday!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set ~ Balloon Adventures
Other Supplies ~ Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Party Animal Embellishments, Brights and Regals Enamel Shapes, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations to get some fabulous ideas!
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oh So Succulent Birthday

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  We had a weekend full of Chritmas celebrations with family and was the BEST!  But I was exhausted yesterday and was so grateful for an extra day off.  After de-Christmas-ing my house, I spent most of the afternoon in my craft room creating away.  Just what I needed after a full weekend and a busy work week ahead!
It's time for a new sketch challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I have some birthday's coming up, so I thought I'd get a head start on some of the cards that I'll be sending out soon.  The Oh So Succulent bundle is a great set and so versatile.  I made for a beautiful birthday card.
I love the colors in the Succulent Garden DSP.  The are so soft and sweet!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Oh So Succulent
Other Supplies ~ Succulent Framelits
I kept this card really simple, which is often hard for me to do!  I love the panel of gives just the right splash of color!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

 Hello stampin' friends and happy Wednesday!
We are inching closer and closer to Christmas Day...are you all ready?  I have a few more packages to wrap and need to finishing getting my house ready for our annual Christmas Eve party, but I'm getting closer to being done with each passing day!
I have a pretty card to share with you today using some of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog.  I think the Cable Knit Embossing folder may be one of my most favorite embossing folders EVER!  I love the amazing just feel warm and cozy looking at it!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Real Red, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Holly Jolly Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Mini Jingle Bells, Linen Thread, Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Christmas Greetings Thinlits
Look at that texture....LOVE!

I hope you all have a fabulous day!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Urban Ungerground Birthday

Happy Monday Stampers!
And Happy 11th Birthday to my twins, Aidan and Hunter!
I will be honest...I really struggled with their birthday cards this year.  They have officially entered the tween stage, which well all know what that means...everything has to be cool, which means no more cute little boy cards.  But, never fear!  Urban Underground DSP came to my rescue and helped me in creating a couple of cards that they will {hopefully} like.
Aidan has been on a kick lately where he loves to work on his bike and wants to be a mechanic. Everything in the Urban Underground Suite in the upcoming Occasions Catalog was perfect for his card!
And being that they are twins, I always try to make them cards that are different, but also alike in some ways.  Hunter is all about hunting and can not wait to take hunters safety this spring.  The fun antlers from the new Bookcase Builder stamp set was perfect for his card!
  Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Urban Underground DSP, Vellum
Ink ~ Basic Black, Basic Gray, StazOn
Stamp Sets ~ Urban District, Balloon Adventures, Bookcase Builder, Guy Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Hexagon Punch*, Urban Underground Embellishments, Silver Metallic Thread, Large Number Framelits, Stitched Framelits, Best Badge Punch

Celebrating my kids birthdays is always bitter sweet...time goes by so fast and the grow up way too fast.  I love every single moment...even the crazy ones!
Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Balloon Adventures Birthday

 Happy Tuesday stamping friends!

We had a snow day yesterday and it's looking like we will have at least a delay's been snowing so much!  I'm not a fan of the cold weather, but I do like to look out my window and see everything covered in snow.

I was trying to come up with a fun wintery card with the colors from the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge, but some of my new stamp sets were begging to be inked up!

Since I'm about done with my Christmas crafting, I'm working on building my birthday card supply back up!  The soon-to-be-available Balloon Adventure set is so much fun and worked great with this color challenge!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set ~ Balloon Adventures
Other Supplies ~ Balloon Bouquet Punch, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Simple, but fun card!  I can't wait to send this out to a friend soon for their birthday!
Be sure to head on over to check out the rest of the design team creations and be sure to join in the fun!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Oh So Succulent Christmas Tree ~ 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!

I'm sure you have all seen some sneak peeks of creations with new items from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Aren't they great?!?!  I'm so excited for all of the amazing new products coming out and can't wait to see more creations as time passes by. 

I have had a bit of an obsession with succulents this year and I was SO SUPER excited to see the beautiful Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating Framlits.  Those were a MUST have for me and they happily made their way into my craft room this week.  I could not wait to get my hands on the framlits as I had an idea brewing in my head and I couldn't wait to me idea a reality!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Gold Foil

Ink ~ White Craft, Tip Top Taupe, Perfect Plum
Stamp Set ~ Oh So Succulent
Other Supplies ~ Succulent Framelits

The little berries were from a stash of Christmas flowers I found in our Christmas decorations and set aside....I'm glad I did because they were the perfect little addition to this cute little tree!

I lost count of how many pieces I cut out with my trusty Big Shot, but I had a super cute helper in the process!  He was pretty sad when the project was done, but very proud that he got to help!

We'll be taking a little break to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends, but we will be back after the New Year, ready to amazing you with all of our creations!

Happy Holidays to all of my stamping friends and as always...
Happy Stamping!

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!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Freshly Fallen Snow

Happy Friday Stampers!
Our cold weather has finally arrived in my part of the world.  We haven't seen any snow in town, but the snow in the foothills keeps getting lower and lower.  I'm willing to bet we will see some snow outside our windows very soon!
The cold weather, the latest Paper Pumpkin and this weeks Freshly Made Sketches were the inspiration behind my card today.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink ~ Dapper Denim, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Wonderful Winterland
Other Supplies ~ November 2016 Paper Pumpkin, Layering Circle Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestone Jewels
I am hoping with the colder weather finally getting here that I will be a little bit more motivated for Christmas.  I've got to get the rest of my Christmas shopping done and finish planning my twins birthday party.  Wish me luck!
Have a fantastic Friday and Happy Stamping!