Friday, January 19, 2018

Simply Tailored

Happy Friday stampin' friends!!!  Do you have any big plans for the weekend?  I hope some stamping is involved at some point for you!  We have a day full of soccer and basketball tomorrow, but Sunday should be a good day of stamping for me...yippee!
I needed to add a few masculine cards to my collection and the True Gentleman Suite helped get the job done!  I kept these cards pretty simple, which is VERY hard for me.  I always want to add more layers or more embellishments...more, more, more.  It's so hard for me to stop!  I managed to stop with these ones and I'm kind of happy with how they turned out.


Supplies Used:
Paper ~ True Gentleman DSP, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Truly Tailored
Other Supplies ~ Tailored Tag Punch, Banner Triple Punch

I love the colors and patterns in this DSP...they are perfect for any guy card!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Friday and an amazing weekend as well!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #281

It's time for a new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have an inspiration challenge for you.  How pretty are all of these hearts?!?
I've been hanging up cute banners on my office cubical all school year and was reminded last week that I needed a new one for Valentine's Day.  This inspiration challenge was just what I needed to come up with a cute little banner to brighten up my office.  I love al of the colors with the hints of gold in the Painted with Love Specialty DSP!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Painted with Love Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets ~ Sure Do Love You, Heart Happiness
Other Supplies ~ Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Love Mini Tinsel Trim, Linen Thread, Banner Triple Punch
I may have to make a second one of these to hang up at home.  I seem to have stored my Valentine decorations in a good spot last year because I can not find any of them!
Be sure to head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you are inspired to create.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Simply Amazing Sunday

Happy Sunday stampers!!!  I'm finally sitting down in my craft room after a full morning of cleaning. We set aside half of a day each weekend to get our chores done, and this morning was the day this weekend.  All of my boys cleaned their rooms and got rid of a bunch of junk...which made for a happy momma!  My hubby filled a dump trailer FULL of tree limbs that fell during an ice storm a couple weeks ago and I cleaned house.  Now that we all have our chores done, we have free time to do what we want :-)  The hubs and the boys are glued to the football games, so I happily retreated to my craft room for some much needed craft therapy.
I caught up with the latest Freshly Made Sketches team and played along with their latest sketch.
I have been itching to use the Amazing You and Celebrate You Thinlits, which I earned from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for free.  After seeing some cards created with this set in this weeks Stampin' Up! Succeed Weekly, I used that for added inspiration for today's card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tranquil Tide, Basic Black, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist
Ink ~ Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Amazing You
Other Supplies ~ Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
I have not used Tranquil Tide a whole lot, but after using it for this card, I will most certainly be using it more!  It's a beautiful color! I'm happy it's hear to stay for another year!
Thanks for dropping by today!  I'm off to create some more fun projects :-)  Be sure to check back later this week to see what I've been up to!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 12, 2018

#TGIFC142 Sketch Challenge

It's Friday!!!  And we all know what that's time for an all new TGIF Challenge and this week we have a sketch for you.
Epic Celebrations is a set you can earn for FREE during the Sale-A-Bration period and this is probably one of my favorite sets! Being the mom of a couple of "tweens", this set is perfect for them or any of their friends celebrating birthdays. 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ Epic Celebrations
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Wood Crate Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Every Day Label Punch
Even though I have a house full of boys, this stamp set works just as well for the girls too.  That makes this set even better!  Be sure to add this to you SAB wish list if you haven't earned it already!
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happiest of Birthdays

Happy Wednesday stamping friends...we're half way through the week!  After being gone from work for two weeks, this week is flying by catching up on all of my work.  Before I know it, the weekend will be here and we get another long weekend...hooray for an extra day of stamping!
I'm trying to get back in the habit of making at least one card a day.  When I worked from home, it was pretty easy to get that done.  Now that we have established a good morning routine, I'm gaining more free time, which means more stamping time!
Today's card is a pretty quick and simple card using the new Picture Perfect Party Suite.  I love the bright colors in the DSP and the fun stamps make for fantastic birthday card!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Berry Burst, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach
Stamp Set ~ Picture Perfect Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes Framelits
This is probably one of the easiest two-step stamp sets I've ever used!  The pieces line up so easily and making the stamping a snap!  Be prepared to see more with this stamp set over the next couple of months!
I hope the rest of your week goes by quickly and you get some stamping time of your own in!
Happy Stamping! 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Party Like a Panda ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  I have enjoyed two full weeks of with my family a
and am already looking forward to spring break in a few months!  Our time together has been the best Christmas gift this year!

I had lots of stamping time over the holiday break and I am so happy to be hopping with my Monday Montage BFF's again!  It was nice to have a little break, but I always miss seeing all of the amazing creations from this group! 

If you haven't seen all of the awesome FREE Sale-A-Bration items you can earn between now and March 31st, then you are missing out on the most adorable little panda bears!  I LOVE this Sale-A-Bration stamp set and it pairs perfectly with the Picture Perfect Party DSP!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party DSP
Ink ~ Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Party Pandas
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tutti-frutti Sequins, Rhinestone Jewels, White Bakers Twine


Don't these little guys just make you happy?!?!  They are just too cute :-)

Next stop on the hop is Cathy...I can't wait to see what she has for us this week! Or if you want to hop backwards, you can hop on back to the amazing Amy...I just love her style!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy Birthday Dad

Today an amazing man is celebrating his dad!  I am pretty sure this will be one of his best years yet because he is now less than 12 months away from retirement!  One year from now, we will be celebrating his retirement (and my early 40th birthday...yikes!) on a warm, sunny beach.
I created his birthday card with the thoughts of those warm sunny beaches in the back of my mind.  I'm hoping he can put this in his office as a reminder of what's to come as he counts down his final months, weeks and days of work!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Watercolor Paper
Stamp Sets ~ Waterfront, Apron of Love
Ink ~ Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Other Supplies ~ Brusho Crystal Colour, Seaside Embossing Folder
So...this was the first time I used the Brusho Crystal Colour...and I need more practice!  It is fun, but it takes a little work to get the hang of it.  It took me several attempts to not make a mess of my card and if you look closely, you'll see that I got some of the blue on my sun.  Oh adds to the card, right?!?!  It is fun and I am looking forward to playing with it some more!
If you know my dad, be sure to send him Happy Birthday wishes today!  It will make his day!
Happy Stamping!