Friday, May 27, 2016

Fab Friday 88

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  Well, I didn't die on my stroller run with Ian yesterday but he has gotten much heavier since last summer, lol!  I was able to do around 1.75 miles with him...slow miles...and I"m slow to being with.  Guess I'll have to work up to it! Another reason stamping and blogging have been slow around here (seeing a theme with me...slow????) is the FB event I'm throwing.  My virtual workshop has been taking up some time, make sure you don't miss my upcoming online events, ok?  But at least I'm back for Fab Friday today and I'm super excited about all the new catalog stuff coming up!

But, this color challenge is using a couple of the outgoing in colors, take a look!

I thought the bold colors would look great with marquee messages and I think it did!

It's hard to see, but the sentiment is embossed in white and I used gold wink of stella on the honey "lights' and the clear on the stars.  It's a lot more striking in person....and not really crooked..sorry about that :-)

Make sure to play along with us, ok?

Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cover Inspired

Hi stampers!  I've been quiet, I know, but I have a quick post for today.  This color combo was inspired by the cover of the new catalog, I LOVE it!  I combined some new in colors with the project life set from the Occasions and a stamp from the new oh happy day kit!  I love using "old" and new together!

I'm really going to miss those enamel dots from the Occasions.  They are so fun and you don't just have to use them with the It's my party suite!  Hoping to see more of them in the seasonal catalogs!

Gotta run, like literally...I'm going to attempt to jog with Ian (haven't done that since last fall) to the pool preview party.  Wish me luck ;-)

Happy stamping!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mailable Monday - Washi Tape

Hi stampers!  Quick post and quick card today!  I featured this card on my FB page in a live post a few weeks ago.  You really should follow me over there.  I try to post often and you may find things that you don't see here ;-)  I'm having a virtual workshop this week as well and there's still time to join in the fun if you want!  RSVP on my FB page, send me a message, or email me!

Here's the card which is super simple, super cute, and uses some fun new stuff!

I really like the combo of sugarplum and black!  That's some of the new washi tape and the CUTE sentiment is from the new oh happy day kit and I love it!  Don't forget you don't have to use the stamp sets in the kits with just the kit!

And I hope to see you at my workshop!

Happy stamping!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Virtual Workshop

Hi stampers!  I don't have a project to share at the moment as it's been busy around here with getting new carpet in almost the whole house and then having to go get Ian from Grandma's farm where he spent the week while we got the carpet.  Let's just say that the trip back alone with him yesterday wasn't the most fun we've ever had with him napping exactly 28 minutes out of the 4+ hour drive.  Yeesh....most kids get sleepy in the car...not this kid ;-)

Anyway, I wanted to share with you the virtual workshop I'm having this coming week over on my Facebook page.  Do you follow me on FB?  You really should!  I post there pretty often and you may see things you don't see here!  So, follow me if you don't and RSVP for my party!  Here's the link to my page.

I'll send you a little project to put together Saturday night live with me and I'll be posting videos and tips and inspiration all week!  You can party in your PJ's!

Hope to see you there!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Freaking Excited

Hi stampers!  It's been quiet over here with grandma visiting for over a week and the prepping for new carpet we just got.  But, it's time for this month's Control Freak's blog hop so here I am!

This month's theme is pretty exciting, it's something old/something new.  One of my favorite things to do is use current catalog stuff with new pre-order items!  It's amazing how well old products and new ones can work together!  Speaking of amazing, you may have come from Cindy's blog and her amazing projects, but don't worry if you didn't!  We make an endless loop so just keep clicking!

So here's my first project.  We got this stamp set at On Stage (Moroccan nights) and while it's not something I'd EVER pick, I challenged myself to use it.  It works perfectly with the bohemian DSP and washi tape from the current catalog.  I stuck a gold button on there too to try to use those up!

My next card combines the watercolor wings set which is carrying over with some new in colors.  I tried really hard to resist this set but I finally broke down and got it when I saw the new catalog.  You'll see some flirty flamingo and sweet sugarplum for my new items.  The vellum DSP is layered over a panel of sweet sugarplum and it just softens it ever so much.

I hope you enjoyed this month's projects and I hope it inspires you to try something old with something new! And make sure you go check out Heidi's projects and everyone else's too!  It's a freaky good time ;-)

Happy stamping!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Fab Friday 87

Hi stampers!  It's Friday and time for a new challenge at Fab Friday!  I've not gotten much stamping (well I have but for some specific things for later) or blogging done with my mom here.  Grandma keeps us busy :-)  Anyway, I at least got this done the other night when my pre-order came.  This week is a sketch for you.

My card didn't turn out quite like I'd planned but here it is:

Stampin' Supplies:
Paper:  Whisper white, flirty flamingo, dapper denim, emerald envy, watercolor
Ink:  Flirty flamingo, dapper denim, emerald envy
Accessories:  2.5 inch circle punch

I only got this ONE stamp set, can you believe it???  I'm saving my pennies for the ones I want that weren't available that I will snatch up on June 1!!!  I didn't think I really needed any flowers but some of the display stampers really rocked this set so we'll see what happens.

And I realized I meant to do something to the inside of the flower while I'm blogging this but I was in a rush to watch some shows after stamping the other night, lol!  Guess I forgot.  Oh well ;-)

Make sure to check out what the rest of the team did!  And don't forget to play along with us!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Hi stampers!  I have been working on this post for two nights!  Ever since we got back from my in-law's for Mother's Day I have been not being able to keep my eyes open at 7pm!  And no, I'm 200% NOT pregnant before anyone goes there ;-)  Maybe it was the travel, or my allergies, or both?  Luckily my mom came back with us for a little visit so I have some help around the house but blogging and stamping have taken a back seat to snoozing on the couch :-)  Hopefully I'll be energized tomorrow night for my pre-order box arrival!

Anyway, I have a quick and simple little card to share today.  This was made with a few of our new in colors and the special stamp set from last month's my paper pumpkin anniversary set.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  MPP anniversary set
Paper:  Whisper white
Ink:   Dapper denim, emerald envy, sweet sugarplum, flirty flamingo
Accessories:  Linen thread, gold buttons, lots of labels framelits

I'm still trying to use some of the retiring items like those gold buttons.  I'm sad to see them go :(

Here's to hoping I find some more energy in the evenings to put ink to paper!!!

Happy stamping!

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