Friday, May 23, 2014

Fab Friday 42

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday and hopefully you get a long weekend!  That should give you extra time to play along with us at Fab Friday right?  This week we have a fun color challenge for you.

Please excuse the "muddiness" of the inspiration picture.  For some reason it won't come out "true" like it should.

For my card I waited all day for my new Endless Birthday Wishes set to arrive!  ALL DAY!  It didn't come until after 6.  Figures since I really wanted to use it and I planned on using it for this challenge which means I was working at the last minute, lol!  But, it's so super cute and much like the Christmas set that sold out!  It IS only while supplies last so if you like it you better scoop it up!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Endless birthday wishes, work of art
Paper:  Whisper white, coastal cabana
Ink:  Pool party, summer starfruit, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana
Accessories:  Thick baker's twine

The pool party ink "blot" looks much more pool party and less coastal cabana in real life, I promise :-)  And I've seen a number of cards online using the work of art set with the birthday set like this so I cased that idea a little.  You can make all kind of fun sayings with the words in this photopolymer set!

Ok, make sure to check out the rest of the DT cards as they are kind of awesome!!!!!  Ok, they are super awesome!  And we'd love to see your super awesome projects too so play along!  Especially if you have a long weekend!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

HSS 186

Hi stampers and happy Tuesday!  It's time for a new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  And if you're here looking for the May Control Freaks Blog Hop keep scrolling down (although we officially hop on the 20th we go live the night of the 19th) and you'll find it!

This week is a fun sketch challenge!

And I used some more of the kaleidoscope DSP since I didn't show it enough love during the Occasions Mini period!  However, I won't miss figuring out how to SPELL kaleidoscope, ha!  I can't believe it's almost over at the end of the month....let alone that means there's only TWO months until my little stamper is here!  Gah!!!!  I promise I'll get around to posting some bump updates soon!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Perfect pennants, something to say (new 2014-2015 catalog)
Paper:  Whisper white, basic black, kaleidoscope DSP
Ink:  Bermuda bay, strawberry slush, crushed curry
Accessories:  Ovals framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack

Ack, I kind of like it!  My banners didn't turn out just like the sketch but when do they really?  I'm kind of a not measure at all and cut once kind of stamper, lol!  Oh well, it tends to work out!  And you'll notice the little stars!  They are from a new cute punch pack.  I totally got suckered into it even though I have the old itty bitty punch pack.  The something to say set has a cute little star, heart, and flower that match it so I HAD to have it, right?  Also, you'll see perfect pennants in the new catalog carrying forward from the mini, yay!

Ok, make sure to check out all the other design team samples and play along with us!

Happy stamping!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Freaky Time

Hi stampers!  It's time for the monthly Control Freaks blog hop!

I haven't participated in a while with out move and stuff so I was excited to be able to this month and it was with fun new goodies!!!!!  The theme for this month is the new catalog pre-order!!!!!

We make an endless loop so if you keep clicking along you'll see ALL the freaky fabulousness! You may have just come from Heidi's blog, weren't her projects awesome?  We just all love the new catalog and the stuff in it!

The first project uses the stamp set we got at the catalog party SU threw for us at various movie theaters!  I have to say I may not have gotten this one if left to my own devices (maybe) but I really like it!  And I realized I hadn't really introduced you to the five new in colors!  So here they all are together with the Work Of Art stamp set!  Blackberry bliss is my fave and closely followed by lost lagoon!  They work great together and in other combos!  The stamp set makes great super simple cards!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Work of art
Paper:  Whisper white, blackberry bliss
Ink:  Blackberry bliss, lost lagoon, mossy meadow, hello honey, tangelo twist

Next up is a card I used a recent sketch challenge for but of course didn't get around to posting it in time...story of my life!  BUT I really love the cute little paper stack this one uses called moonlight!  I was happy to see a few of the small stacks in the new catalog.  And anything that has the blackberry color in it is ok with me :-)  Just look at all those fun patterns!  I also didn't get a lot of stamps in my pre-order like I usually do (I'm trying to be more discerning and money conscious) but I LOVE the little greeting set called something to say. It has fun fonts which I love and of course cute sayings that can be mixed and matched or used together!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Something to say
Paper:  Whisper white, sahara sand, moonlight DSP stack
Ink:  Blackberry bliss
Accessories:  Circle punch, honeycomb EF

And finally how could I NOT get the new baby bundle????  :-)  It was one of the prizes at the catalog event and I was so hoping I would win it and could stand up and wave my baby belly around lol!  But alas I didn't.  But like I said, I did get it and the matching framelits (they are at a discount together) and the cute baby DSP which can be used for either a boy or a girl!!!!  The greeting is another one from something to say and just goes to show how well you can mix and match our sets to suit your needs! You'll also notice the new thicker baker's twine in last year's set of in colors!  Fun stuff!

 And here's another sketch challenge that I may have time to enter still but will I?  Probably not, lol!  But this card is earmarked for a former co-worker of mine back home who just had an adorable little baby boy and I'm a bad friend and still haven't sent a card!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Something for baby, something to say
Paper:  Whisper white, coastal cabana, lullaby DSP
Ink:  Coastal cabana, pistachio pudding, baked brown sugar, crisp cantaloupe, hello honey (markers)
Accessories:  Coastal cabana baker's twine, baby's first framelits

So, there you have it!  A nice little sneak peek of just a small portion of the fabulousness that's in the new catalog coming June 2!

Make sure you keep going and hop on over to Debbie's blog to see even more of it.  I know she's got some adorable projects for you!
Thanks for joining us this month and make sure to come back on the 20th of every month for more freaky fun!!!!

Happy stamping!

A Card For Myself

Hi stampers!   It's been a while, I know.  Truth is I'm struggling a bit.  I don't do well when my normal routine is disrupted and moving will do that!  I also have a hard time finding a new routine!  The gym usually helps but since I'm a gym snob and picky about them I haven't found on yet.  While I love our new house it's kind of weird to not have any friends (yet) or family nearby.  It's also a bad habit of mine to get something done to about 90% then quit...aka unpacking and organizing :-)  I've kind of stalled out there and need to just suck it up and do it!  I've also been kind of avoiding a new routine I'm sure because I know in just a few months it will change BIG time again :-)  I also miss teaching aerobics but again, with what's coming I didn't want to say hey hire me for a few months then I don't know when I'll be back.......

I am planning to try to ramp up my SU business but I'm sort of waiting until we have a garage sale so one, I can clear out a TON of stuff hopefully and two, meet people!!!!!  Just found out we have a neighborhood sale the first full weekend in June so I need to get my rear in gear and get my mom up here to help me :-)

Anyway, I have stamped a little but both stamping AND blogging together is a feat in and of itself, lol! And three of the projects are for the Control Freaks hop which is officially tomorrow (but posts this evening so keep an eye out) so I couldn't show you those anyway.

But I've had this card done for a few weeks and I think I need to send it to myself :-)  I need to show my Occasions mini items a little more love!!!!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Geometrical
Paper:  Whisper white, bermuda bay, daffodil delight, strawberry slush, kaleidoscope DSP
Ink:  Bermuda bay, daffodil delight (markers)
Accessories:  Hexagon hive thinlit

I was at a loss how to use that bold DSP but I think it works here! And I free hand stamped the hexagon shapes on the hexagons.  I didn't want them to be perfect anyway!  And I finally broke out that die!  Just DON'T forget to use some wax paper in between it and the paper!  My first try I forgot and it was NOT coming out of there clean!

I'll be back soon!

Happy stamping!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fab Friday 41

Hi stampers and happy Friday!  I've had a bad baby brain week and am exhausted as I'm anemic as well as uncomfortable with a foot or toe or something jammed in my back/ribs so this post will be quick!

It's time for a new challenge over at Fab Friday which I JUST managed to eek out today after my pre-order came and before we ventured out into rush hour traffic to meet friends and their 8-week old little girl for dinner!

Here's the sketch:

And here's the card:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Something to say
Paper:  Whisper white, blackberry bliss (so yummy), sahara sand, moonlight DSP stack
Ink:  Blackberry bliss, hello honey
Accessories:  Speech bubble framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack

Loving the new stuff but no time to really sit down with it yet!  This may be the quickest card I've ever made.  I literally had 20 minutes before I had to leave when my stuff came and I realized it was Thursday and Fab Friday was live at midnight.  And the fact that I needed a card for baby girl K!  My stamp room is a mess and I was literally ripping packages open and throwing stuff around!  The stamp set is adorable and kind of the "new" and fresh petite pairs!  Hope you like the small peek of a few new colors and items.  Hope to have more soon if me and this little one can get our acts together and off the couch!!!!

Make sure to check out all the DT samples and play along.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HSS 185

Hi stampers and happy Tuesday!  It's time for a new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I've been trying to make it into my stamp studio but it hasn't been happening!  I was all set Thursday and Friday then I had a little pregnancy blip which turned out to be nothing and everything checked out just fine (I'll post more on the baby bump later) but I took it easy and just rested on Friday.  And then my wonderful in-laws came to visit and paint over the weekend.  We seem to make our visitors work for their room and board :-)  I think both sets of our parents needed a vacation from their visits to rest up, lol!

So this week is a cute color challenge!

So what's a pregnant girl who is super comfy on her couch to do?  Well break out MDS of course!  It's awesome to be able to craft from anywhere including the couch :-)

And yeah, I know....a baby card...imagine that!  But, I actually am in need of one as we are meeting up with some friends of my hubby who had their little girl last month so I need to get his one printed out!

Make sure to check out all of the awesome samples over at HSS and play along!

Happy stamping!


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