Friday, January 31, 2020

Fab Friday 182

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  Just a heads up, I have two blog posts live for today so make sure to check out the Fancy Friday post as well!

Anyway, it's that time, time for a new challenge at Fab Friday!  This time it's a color challenge!

Please note that I'm on the struggle bus lately and the logo says Mambo Melon instead of Melon Mambo, but I think you catch my drift ;-)

I went with the obvious, obviously ;-)  A nice little Valentine!

I really love that little accent stamp I used in the background, it's so cute!  And don't forget you actually get THREE colors in the heart doilies, turn em over and you've  got white!

Anyway, that's my card and I hope you like it.  Please make sure to check out what the rest of the team did and please, play along with us!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Fancy Friday Blog Hop: Shaking Things Up - In More Ways Than One

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  I have two posts live.  If you're looking for the Fab Friday post, just go to my home page and you'll find it.  This one actually goes live a little early so if it's still Thursday evening, happy Thursday :-)

I have some exciting news to share about the awesome Fancy Friday Team!  We are going to change formats a little bit next month and not have the blog hop but we are still running the challenge and you can join us on Instagram @Stampinfancyfriday and check out our new look!

This month's challenge was super fun!  It was all about shaking things up, which is fitting since that's what we are doing with the challenge for 2020! ;-)

We’re shaking things up this year on the Fancy Friday Design Team! This will be our last official ‘blog hop’ because we’re moving in a new direction! We’ll be posting a challenge on the first Friday of every month over on Instagram and Facebook. And then we’ll show you our team projects as the month progresses. We can’t wait to have you around so any time you’re inspired by our challenge, tag us in or use hashtag #stampinfancyfriday. Ok, it’s time! Go follow us on Instagram and Facebook – @stampinfancyfriday. Stay inspired. See you there!

I really love shaker cards and really need to make them more often!  They are so fun and impressive even though they are pretty simple!

I thought that Magical Mermaid would be perfect for this kind of card and I wasn't wrong!  This DSP pattern is really what inspired me to use it, I thought it looked very under the sea-ish!

I also let the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment guide my color choices.  They were perfect for this one!  I heat embossed my shaker background then added my sequins.  My little starfish are hand cut from the stamp set.  I watercolored my pretty mermaid and her little hair accessory simply came from the cutout of the sand dollar.  I actually thought I had this card done before I realized I had the Under The Sea Dies and they really helped finish it off and come to life!

I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope I've inspired you to shake it up and make a shaker card!  Now you're off to check out Stesha's card and it's amazing, just like her!  Make sure you follow the hop all the way around to see ALL of the awesomeness!

And don't forget to go follow on Instagram!

Happy stamping!  And shaking!

Friday, January 24, 2020

True Confessions

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  TGIF is all I have to say after two weeks of on and off sickness around here!  Are you ready for a true stamping confession?  I won Breathtaking Bouquet for my prize patrol in Vegas and I didn't really like it!

Not that I wasn't grateful for a free stamp set, but it just wasn't my favorite set.  But, as things tend to do around here, it grew on me and now I think it's pretty gorgeous.  I also overlooked the sample at the bottom in the catalog which I think is fantastic!

Anyway, I kept my first go with it kind of simple and just used it for a monochromatic background.  I used a blender pen to fill in a few of the flower centers for a pretty accent.

I've got more fun things with this one so stay tuned!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Taco Thursday

Hi stampers!  Quick post!  Here's a cute card with Witty-Cisms which is just so cute!  And I love me some tacos!

The pigment sprinkles were perfect for a background!

Do you love tacos?  Do you love this guy?

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Paper Pumpkin Is The Bee's Knees

Hi stampers!  Quick little post today!  Are you signed up for Paper Pumpkin with me?  If not, you should be!  It's great for beginners or seasoned crafters and everyone in between!  It comes with everything you need to make a cute and relatively quick project!  It's also great if you want to be creative but don't want to invest the time, money, or space that the crazies like me have ;-)

Right now is a great time because of Sale A Bration, if you purchase a prepaid option (you can also sign up on a month to month basis if that's your jam), you can earn FREE SAB items!  You can order three, six, or twelve month subscriptions!

Let me know if you have questions or need more help!  If you do want to sign up, here's the link!  If I get some local-to-Tulsa subscribers I'll start a Paper Pumpkin night and invite you to my house to make the kits!

And if you're looking to do fun alternative projects, I'll try to post inspiration as well.  Like this little treat box I whipped up with one of our little clear treat boxes and a few elements from the kit and little bit of card stock of my own!

Could it BEE any cuter?

Let me know if I can help you in any way, ok?

Happy stamping!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Let's Celebrate

Hi stampers!  Happy Monday!  I hope your week is starting better than ours.  On top of the flu we have around here, Ian has an ear infection now.  I'm ready for everyone to be healthy!  So, it's a quick post today!

Birthday Bonanza and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies pair so well together!  My little lion is perfect in Mango and Curry and I snipped his little mane all the way around and used my bone folder to curl it up for a bit of dimension.  I also love this DSP pattern, so festive!

Back to taking care of my boys!

Happy stamping!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Fab Friday 181

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  This week has NOT gone as planned!  Poor Ian came down with a fever on Saturday night.  Thankfully it was low grade but it lasted over four days and you could tell the poor guy just didn't feel good.  I didn't get much stamping or much of anything done, he needed a lot of cuddles.  He's out of school two days next week for the holiday and conferences so they are letting me send him today when he doesn't normally go on Fridays!  We are both pretty excited about it :-)

I'm also excited I actually have something to share today!  It's time for Fab Friday!  We have a sketch this round.

I had to bust out the Bonanza Buddies for this one, it's just so fun!

This one is for all of my friends down under!  I hope you're all doing ok with all the fires!  I just wanted to say HI and I've been thinking about you!  I love how the washi tape coordinates with this suite so well!  And this little guy just looks like he's waving hi, doesn't he?

Make sure to check out what the rest of the team made and play along with us, this is such a fun sketch!

Happy stamping!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Looking Sharp and Simple

Hi stampers!  Happy Monday!  I'm sharing another very simple card today using just our notecards, stamps, and ink!  The stamp set is a super cute one from the new 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!

I LOVE puny sets and this one is so cute!  I'm such a sucker for them!  One of my very first purchases was a similar set!

I mean!  How cute are those?????  Since it's been pretty cold out the last few days, I thought I'd use the cactus and pretend it's warmer here!  You may be asking who you'd send this kind of card to and I think you could send it to anyone and that it would just make a fun any time, any occasion card to a friend!

I did pull a Blender Pen in to add some color to the cactus.  That's a great tip if you don't have a big collection or markers.  You can basically make a marker out of any ink pad you have!  I added my "sand" from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set, it's a cute little accent set!

Ian is home recovering after being sick over the weekend so hopefully I can get some stamp time in, we'll see!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Starting Simply

Hi stampers!  Edited to add:  I've been trying to post this for two days!  For some reason this picture would act like it imported on my Mac but I couldn't find the image anywhere!  OY!  Finally, here we go!

My first official post of 2020!  I'm going to start off simply this week (after being in Illinois for over two you can imagine what my house looks like after unpacking a car full of Christmas haha)!  The January-June Mini Catalog went live this week and I'm so excited about it!

I whipped up this cute but super simple card before I left home for the holidays!  I had to use the Bonanza Birthday Stamp Set first!

I'll admit, they look a little freaky without their faces on but they ares to stinkin' cute!  Just add some ink and a notecard and you have a cute little birthday card.  What kid wouldn't love this cute guy?

Off to organize and unpack some more.  I'm so far behind!

Happy stamping!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Big Day

Hi stampers!  Happy new year!  I've taken the last couple of weeks off to spend time with my family in Illinois for the holidays and it's been great.  I'm blogging today from the hospital as my step dad is having a little surgery (also why I stayed so long) so I'd appreciate if you could say a few prayers for him.  Anyway, I'm at least keeping myself busy here letting you know about EVERYTHING going on and there's a LOT!

First off, the 2020 January - June Mini Catalog is live!  There's so much fun stuff in here!

Place an order of $50 and you'll earn Sale A Bration rewards!  Woohoo, free stuff!

You can also earn an exclusive stamp set by hosting a class or party with me or by placing a qualifying order!  This set is so cute!

And finally, take the plunge and sign up!  You'll get all the normal benefits at our amazing price PLUS a fantastic mini paper cutter and DSP sampler!

If you have questions about any of this, just let me know!  I'd be happy to help you!

Happys tamping!


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