Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Hi stampers!  I totally forgot to edit and post this card yesterday as we spent the day with my best friend and her hubby and little guy!  My editing software isn't working still and I'm having trouble with iPhoto so you get  a naked picture, sorry :-)  So, here you go while the little guy (who's 11 months tomorrow, holy cow) is napping ;-)


I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th!  God bless America!

Happy stamping!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fab Friday 67

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  And happy 5th anniversary to me and Mr. Bada-Bing!  Sadly I don't have a card made up for him but I'm sure he won't mind.  But I do have a card for the Fab Friday challenge!  A color challenge is up so why not celebrate the newest in colors! You can use just a few or all of them!


Please excuse the unedited and or small pictures.  Since updating my iOS I haven't been able to get my editing software to work.

Here's my card!


Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Kinda eclectic
Paper:  Whisper white, tip top taupe
Ink:  Tip top taupe, watermelon wonder, cucumber crush, mint macaron, delightful dijon
Accessories:  butterfly punches, basic pearls

I tend to focus on newer sets so it was a challenge to pull this set off my shelf but I'm happy I did!  These colors don't immediately go together in my mind but really they do.  And it's getting easier to put them together.  I think they work exceptionally well with this set!

Now it's your turn to play along.  Make sure to visit the site to check out all of the other DT inspiration and don't be afraid of these colors if they don't work for you right away, like me!  Give it a shot!

Happy stamping!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Freakin' Yeah!

Hi stampers!  I'm blogging again, that makes two days in a week!!!!  And I have two cards today, one of which I REALLY love!  And they are just for the Control Freaks blog hop!



You may have come from the wonderful Connie Babbert's blog, weren't her projects awesome?  If not, don't worry as we make an endless loop. You could look at the awesomeness all day long ;-)  Just keep following the links! (We go live Friday night but make sure to check back Saturday for the official tour and all the links.)

This month's theme is new catalog goodness!  Now, as I'm blogging I realized that I used pre-order goodies BUT new is new, right?  And I didn't get quite as much new stuff as I used to since I'm not working now so I had less to chose from (using the word less in reference to anything in my craft room does make me laugh though, lol).  I also tried to use new products but also some old products as well in order to show how everything works so nicely together.

First up is a card that didn't quite come together like I'd planned but it's not "bad". :-)  I just hate when they don't turn out quite like I'd imagined.  The more I look at it here the more I like it.  I have to say these little flowers are bigger than I expected them to be!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Friendly wishes
Paper:  Whisper white, tip top taupe, watermelon wonder, mint macaron
Ink:  Tip top taupe, watermelon wonder, mint macaron
Accessories:  In color blossom accents, tip top taupe dotted lace trim, burlap trim, scalloped tag topper punch

I can't seem to get a handle on the watermelon color, at least in large quantities, so I'm trying to work it in as accents and I'm pretty happy with it!  I combined the new boho folder here with a couple of older ones for some much needed texture!


My other card is totally one of my favorites. You all know I've struggled to create for a while so I'm always extra excited when I LOVE something.  I used the boho stamp set along with the PP birthday set that came back.  I think the blend together well!  You all know I love a fun mix of fonts.  I'm like Brick on The Middle...anyone know what I'm talking about?  Haha!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Endless birthday wishes, bohemian borders
Paper:  Whisper white, Bermuda bay
Ink:   Whisper white, Bermuda bay, hello honey, watermelon wonder
Accessories:  Boho chic embossing folder

This is the same color combo I shared in my last post.  It's funny how the same combo can have a different tone entirely depending on how it's used.  It's hard to tell in the photo but I stamped one of the groups of three by stamping off first.

I hope you enjoyed the projects.  I'm hopeful I'll be able to stamp and share more soon!  Our summer has turned out quite busy!  Where were all these plans when I was bored to tears over the winter?

Now head on over to Connie Tumm's (It's a Connie sandwich over here, hehe) blog and check out her fantastic projects!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Color crazed

Hi stampers!  I swear, I'm going to try to do better at posting :-)  I have been stamping a bit here and there lately so that's good!  And I'm working really hard at getting some ideas going for my convention swaps so that's progress I suppose!

I do have to admit while I don't dislike this year's in colors, they aren't as easy for me to use as some from previous years.  But, in time, I always warm up to all of them I suppose.  This time I'm struggling most with the cucumber and watermelon colors.  In general, they just aren't colors I'm particularly drawn to...until I realized my toes are pretty much painted watermelon wonder, ha!  I guess I do have a thing for BRIGHT colors in the summer time, especially on my toes!  That's making me look at the color just a tad differently now.

I also happened to glance down at my grid paper the other day and notice a color combo that I NEVER would have thought of on my own.  The colors were from a number of projects and just kind of came together by accident to speak to me!  And I was really happy to see watermelon wonder working so great with Bermuda bay and hello honey!

You'll see another project soon with them too with a bit of a different tone.  For now, here is what I'm sharing today!  Who knew these rather bright colors could make a vintage-ish card!?!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Choose happiness
Paper:  Very vanilla, hello honey
Ink:  Hello honey, bermuda bay, watermelon wonder
Accessories:  Linen thread, burlap ribbon, gold sequin trim

It's always great when a "mess" like my grid paper inspires a card!

Happy stamping!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fab Friday 66

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  It's been forever, I know!  I've stamped a little but but can't seem to get in a blogging groove.  Oh well, I'm working on it!  But at least I've got this week's Fab Friday challenge for you with NEW goodies!  This week is a great sketch!



So I guess it's Christmas in June :-)  I LOVE this set and couldn't wait to play with it!  The new DSP is great too!  Now, if I could just find what happened to my framelit after I used it :(  I totally lost it.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Lots of Joy
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, mossy meadow, merry moments DSP, gold glimmer paper
Ink:  Real read, whisper white
Accessories:  Square famelits, deco labels framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack, gold sequin trim

Make sure to check out all the great samples from the DT!  And most importantly, play along with us!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Freaking Excited!

Hi stampers!  The new catalog is just a few weeks away and I've been able to play with a few of my pre order goodies as of late!  And even more exciting is that you'll get to see so much more since it's time for the Control Freaks Blog Hop!


I'm sandwiched in between Deb and Debbie…hehe.  If you didn't come from Deb's blog and her amazing projects, make sure you keep clicking and make your around or click the link and go backwards if that's your style.  My mom is crazy like that and reads the newspaper back to front, lol!

Now onto what I have to share with you!

I really like the look of "chalkboard" with the new boho stuff!  The colors are so bright yet rich!  The new set makes it really easy to get the chalkboard look too, with just some white craft ink and black card stock!  I've used this layout a lot.  It helps to have some favorites to fall back on when you're not feeling super creative which has been me lately.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Friendly wishes
Paper:  Whisper white, rich razzleberry
Ink:  White craft
Accessories: Linen thread, chalk talk framelits, bohemian washi tape

My other project is tiny and cute :-)  I LOVE the new Ronald McDonald set!  I'm not always a fan of the set which kind of makes me sad since it's a great cause but this one is ADORABLE!  This will be the perfect card for a little birthday gift or even on a gift bag!  The tree is the new in colors mint macaron and tip top taupe…how fun is that to say?  LOL!  Oh and the bird is delightful dijon AND you can punch all of that out with the new tree builder punch! SO FUN!!!!!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of life
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, tip top taupe, delightful dijon, mint macaron
Ink:  Blushing bride, pool party, tip top taupe, delightful dijon, mint macaron
Accessories:  Tree builder punch

Now, if you're not like my mom and want to hop forward click on over to Debbie's blog and see her awesome projects!


Thanks for joining us and happy stamping!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fab Friday 64

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  Not only is it time for another challenge over at Fab Friday but I have  pre-order goodies from the upcoming Stampin' Up catalog!  This week we have a sketch for you!


I wasn't initially going to get either one of these stamp sets but then I decided I kind of liked them after seeing some samples from SU.  Sadly, this card is all I have really made so far as my order came really late.  Like after the baby went to sleep which of course set off the doggy alarm when the UPS guy rang the bell.  UGH!  Luckily he must be used to her because he stayed asleep :-)  And then I didn't really want to stamp but just look through the catalog since it was so late :-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Bohemian Borders, friendly wishes
Paper:  Whisper white, blackberry bliss, delightful dijon, bohemian DSP
Ink:  Rich razzleberry, bermuda bay, blackberry bliss, delightful dijon
Accessories:  Brights buttons, linen thread

I love that the borders are photopolymer as it makes it easy to line them up!  The bohemian DSP is really pretty.  I should have used very vanilla as it's in the paper but I was too excited and on a ticking clock (AKA Ian's nap) so I wasn't thinking.  I had to pick patterns that didn't clash with the white :-)  I hate when I do that!  And I LOVE the dijon color.  It's like more mustard which I loved and will great for fall.  It pairs SO well with blackberry bliss too!

Make sure to check out all the inspiration and play along!

Happy stamping!
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