Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Big Time Thanks

Hi stampers!  I finally grabbed the framelits to go with the Animal Outing set!  I got this set at OnStage and have been anxiously awaiting the dies!  Don't forget you can order the bundle and geta discount!  Not only do they cut out the cute animals, but they cut out cute accents and backgrounds like this!

I colored my giraffe with my Blends, which are back in stock for the "old" colors now and hopefully the new colors will be available any day now.  SU updated us that they are on the way to the warehouse.

The one Shaded Spruce branch on this card is the key to the whole thing, by the way.  I first made it without and it was just missing something.  Added that in and ta-da!  The card was done!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Mailable Monday

Hi stampers!  So, posting last week didn't go as planned.  THREE HUNDRED kids at VBS wore me out (it was amazing of course, though)!  LOL!  Like I can barely survive my ONE most days  :-)  Speaking of which, I have NO clue how I'm going to get through the summer since today will be only my third day I've been alone with him.  The threenager phase is real right now and no nap is making the day seem 87 hours long!  At least we have the pool now and I promised to take him to see a movie this week (watch me pay big bucks to get in and he WILL fall asleep, lol).

Anyway, I managed to make a few cards over the weekend.  I have been struggling for ideas and time so when I sat down I knew I just wanted to simply stamp.  Paper and ink, that's it.  I seem to not have a lot of straight stamping sets right now but I did pull out the elephant bundle and whipped this up.

In hindsight, I should have just stamped the hearts on one side but it's still cute!  I love these little guys!  The new color, Granite Gray, was perfect for an elephant!

Hopefully Ian will learn to have some quiet time or at least play independently (without being totally quiet so I worry he's being naughty lol) this summer so I can stamp!  I got a whole big box of new goodies last week just about the minute VBS was over!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Zesty Monday

Hi stampers!  Happy Monday!  No rest for the weary over here!  After two busy weeks, we have one more with vacation Bible school.  My dad did the children's choir at our church for 30 years, yes THIRTY!  So, somehow with my "background" I ended up the worship team leader. :-)

Anyway, between practices (lol) I managed to throw a couple of cards together.  I'm really struggling to create right now and I can't exactly tell you why.  I did order some new goodies but they aren't here yet.  I have to say, I'm really loving this color combo though!  Shaded spruce, lemon lime twist and grapefruit grove were made for the Lemon Zest Stamp Set!

I used a post it note to cover and omit the "it" from this sentiment again so it could stand alone.  And who doesn't love this polka dot paper?  The 6 x 6 paper stacks are really great!

Wish me luck again today!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Fab Friday 139

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  What a weird week over here!  Anyway it's time for another Fab Friday challenge.   We have a sketch this time!

Jon took me on a surprise date so I'm getting a late start posting this so I'll keep it short!  It's way past my bedtime :-)  I kind of went with Christmas in June theme!

I offset a couple of the elements just a bit and I totally meant to stamp or emboss the background and before I knew it, I'd glued my doily down, lol!  I'm loving Shaded Spruce, it's so pretty!  And these colors are perfect for Christmas Pines.  Don't forget all the wonderful sets that have been around for a while, even with all the new stuff!

I'll try to come back and add the supplies but I gotta head to bed!

Make sure to check out what the team did and play along!

Happy stamping!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Jury Duty Done

Hi stampers!  I'm happy to report I was released from jury duty yesterday afternoon!  I don't know who is happier, me or Ian, lol!  He really didn't like me leaving all day everyday!  It was an interesting experience but I'm happy I can get back to the gym and my normal routine and hopefully stamp!  I haven't even ordered from the new catalog yet with vacation and then knowing I would be busy!

There were over THREE HUNDRED people in the jury pool!  I was shocked at how many there were and they selected around 40 people for each jury and had at least 16 cases.  It was a lot more than I expected.  I actually got picked for a jury on Monday but we waited outside the court for an hour and a half while the person pleaded guilty so we didn't even get to go in.  I guess what surprised me the most was how friendly people were as we waited.  I know no one really wanted to be there and be bored and stuck in a basement, but people seemed to have a good attitude and were pretty chatty.  I talked with a lot of nice people and made some new friends!  I expected most people to be crabby, lol!  All of the county employees were also very nice and had a sense of humor about our predicament.

Anyway onto a card.  I'm not going to lie, I don't love it.  I really wanted to make something Monday night but it was a struggle and this is what I ended up with.

I do love the combo of Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick, and Grapefruit Grove.  I'll have to try again with this one.  My flamingo didn't turn out quite like I planned but I was tired and just happy I stamped SOMETHING so I went with it.

I'm in a rush to get back into my routine and I have Ian's babysitter coming this morning for a few hours so I will add supplies later ;-)

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jury Duty

Hi stampers!  Writing from the basement in the courthouse at jury duty :-)  I have alllll this downtime while I wait yet I have almost no cards to share, darn it!

I did find this card on my phone and I don't think I've shared it.  While it's a Mother's Day card, you could switch the greeting out to just about any occasion!  My sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings.

I fussy cut the flowers.  The frame is embossed with a thinlit which you can do now with our new embossing mats.  It's not my best attempt but I needed a card STAT ;-)  SU is going to be coming out with a video for it soon so watch for that.  Every big shot is slightly different in pressure so you may have to experiment with what works best for your machine.  Of course, since it's been a while, I can't remember exactly what I did.  Sorry!  I did have a little crease or two, so I probably need to experiment just a little more. But it gives you the general idea.  I've done this before with our craft mat but now we have an actual set of Big Shot mats for it!

I also used my all time favorite, Coastal Cabana, and paired with with a new favorite in Highland Heather!  My flowers are Gorgeous Grape.  Oh and I used basic black but you could use staz on since it's retired ;-)

Wish me luck today that maybe I won't get picked and poor Ian can have his momma back for the week.  He's not too happy about me being gone all day!  And I'd like to stamp again, lol!

Happy stamping!

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