Thursday, September 19, 2019

Third Thursdays Hello Holiday Blog Hop

Can you believe that it is already Thursday!? We are off to a watch Wesley play Football in Holyoke this afternoon. He came home from practice the other day telling me that he has decided to play Basketball as well... So it seems that the busy mom schedule will not have a lull after football is over!
Today I am back with the 3rd Thursday Blog Hop team designing cards with goodies from our new Holiday Catalog! I actually have two card classes this weekend using products from the new catalog so it was perfect timing! 

This amazing fall themed card is created using the Gather Together and Coming to Gather Designer Series Paper. Would you believe that I designed this TODAY! After seeing a card one of our concept artists made, I asked her how she colored the pumpkins. Needless to say, this may be my new favorite technique! I simply stamped onto our Shimmery White cardstock and used my Aquapainter to move the ink around! My leaf was done with Early Espresso and the pumpkins were done in Cajun Craze, Gray Granite and Mint Macaron. This layered onto a gingham stitched oval with a few Cajun Craze thread loops. I adhered this over a Gray Granite Birch stamped background that is accented with the polka dot burlap designer series paper. A nice big bow and Pretty Peacock sentiment was perfect touch. This is nicely matted on Early Espresso card stock with a base of Mint Macaron! 

I am so glad that you stopped in today to see my creation! I can't wait to show you what my friend Kimberley Morris has made for you today! You can get to her by clicking the next button below!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Paper Craft Crew Autumn Days

We are halfway through the week!! Can you believe it?! It seems that life has gotten in the way of A LOT! Sometimes family and life need to come first! I am finally catching up with things and I couldn't wait to design with the Paper Craft Crew this week!

 This week we are designing with Inspiration! An Autumn Days Inspiration Challenge!! I am longing for our temps to feel like Fall and less like summer!! I have two classes this weekend and Gather Together Bundle is my class for Sunday so it was time to get it a bit inky!

I was a bit overstimulated when I made this card... It turned out amazing though! My card base is in Early Espresso with a nice mat of Sahara Sand. I stamped the maple leaf from the Gather Together in Sahara Sand ink and added the sprinkles in Early Espresso. I decided that a Mint Macaron water colored pumpkin from the Harvest Hellos Bundle was just the right pop of color I wanted! A nice strip of the polka dot burlap from the Come To Gather DSP was a great added touch with my Linen Thread bow that's holding my wood tag from the Tags & Feathers elements. To give this a bit more panache, I have heat embossed the sentiment in Gold on the wood tag! 

I am so glad that you came by today! I can't wait to see how this challenge inspires you!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

OSAT Welcome To the Holiday Blog Hop

Can you believe that today is the second Thursday of September already?! Time sure is flying and it seems that my constant state of organized chaos is now my new norm! 

Today I am back with the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop team and we are hopping with all of our new goodies from the new Holiday catalog with the theme "Welcome To Our Holiday". I decided what better to use than the Harvest Hello's. Let me show you what I have created for your favorite teacher!

This great card features our Harvest Hello's Bundle! I have colored the apple with Poppy Parade, Light Petal Pink and Soft Suede Blends. This is nicely layered onto the Gingham piece of Shaded Spruce gingham DSP and accented with the Decorative Trim Border Punch. The Come To Gather DSP was the perfect piece to have this layered onto! I have fussy cut the sentiment that I have stamped in Soft Suede. A nice Bakers Twine bow was just what this apple needed.

I found the caramel apple lollipops at our Dollar General. I have taken a nice piece of Soft Suede Card stock and cut it  at 5.5" x 2.5", You will score it at 2.5" and 3". I have used the Come to Gather DSP to coordinate with the card. These are cut at 2" x 2 1/8" and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I punched two holes on either side of the stick of the lollipop to tie the Braided Linen Trim. Another Poppy Parade colored apple from the Harvest Hello's bundle and a couple cute gingham leaves and this cutie was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to show you what else the OSAT Team has come up with for you from our amazing Holiday catalog! You can tour the hop by clicking the list below!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Gift of Fall

Happy Thursday! Our amazing A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop team is back at it with this months kit "Gift of Fall". If my post seems a bit short, well it is going to be... Today is the first day of school for this house and I am busy trying to get my house clean because my Dad comes into town tomorrow! 
I decided that before sending my samples off to the home office to get some pictures this time... I had plans to make something entirely different for this months hop. Time has not been my friend lately and it seems like I am putting out fires. 

These great designs were created using the Gift of Fall kit. My card uses an amazing new stencil from the holiday catalog. I sponged the trees with Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot and Soft Suede. This is layered onto a piece of Pretty Peacock Mat and was on a rich base of Crushed Curry. This was accented with the velum pieces and die cut from the kit. A nice copper embossed sentiment with Linen Thread loops was just what this needed.

The treat bag is one of our gusseted bags. I wrapped some chocolates and made a nice insert of DSP. The tag is from the tags and more kit and was also accented with the velum pieces from the kit. I pillaged through my stash and made a quick little banner before adding my bow and copper clip!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait for you to see the rest of the hop! You can check it all out by floating through the list below!

Friday, August 23, 2019

TGIF Challenge 226 Modern Heart Splatter

Happy Friday!!! Are you ready for the weekend!? The kids are not back at school until next week! The days are being me!!! Wesley has a football scrimmage tomorrow! The kid is pumped for football this year. It kind of took me by surprise. He tends to always take the easy road, so I thought that after playing last year... this year was questionable. I am excited too, I like being the loudest mom there!

The TGIF Challenges has a fun and what can be messy challenge for you this week! The challenge this week is Splatter and we all know I love to splatter!

Confession time, this card has been made for a while now... I actually used it as a swap card when the Annual Catalog went live in June. Let me show you what I have made!

This card started with my Whisper White card front. I have found that using an old Aqua Painter with a mixture of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Water is the best way for me to make my splatters. Once you have splattered this mixture you sprinkle what ever embossing powder you would like! I chose to use the Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. You will want to be sure you use your embossing buddy when doing this that way the powder doesn't stick in places you don't want it to! A nice Gold Foil banner was perfect with this. The heart is also heat embossed in gold over a background of Flirty Flamingo this great stamp is from the Modern Heart stamp set. I chose to use the largest stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut this out. It is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals over the banner and some Whisper White Bakers Twine! The sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite and then also die cut with Stitched Shapes Dies. To give a bit more umph, I have added a few Metallic Pearls for some visual texture. 

I can't wait to see the beautiful mess that you make for this challenge! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Paper Craft Crew 348 Harvest Hellos

HELLO!!!!! I am sure that many of you think that I have fallen off the face of the earth! Life has been consuming lately and while I have tried to work on stuff in my stamp room it seems like the business side of it all has been taking the front page.  Good news is that I will be having classes in Yuma starting in September!!! Not Arizona, Yuma is about 30 minutes to my west and I have been trying to find a venue for the last 3 years!!! Well, it happened!

This weeks sketch from the Paper Craft Crew is a bit like last weeks! So when you look at my card today and say "Hmmm, that looks like last weeks challenge", I designed it for last week but it works for today too!!!

I couldn't wait to ink up and use the Harvest Hello's Bundle! With 3 kids I have plenty of teachers I can use this bundle for! Today's card is my first design with it and I think it is adorable! Lets take a look!

I am sure that many of you have a stash of things that you have stamped with great plans of ideas, my Granny Apple Buffalo Check is one of those ideas that never came full circle. My Poppy Parade Apple is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder. Once that was ready I used the coordinating punch to build my apple. A nice burlap banner from the Pressed Petals DSP coordinates nicely with my Linen Thread bow. I stamped a border of the seeds towards the bottom in Early Espresso ink. The Welcome Back sentiment is heat embossed in Stampin' Emboss White on Early Espresso then punched with Classic Label punch. To finish this card off I made a mat with Poppy Parade and set it on a card base of Granny Apple Green!

Phew! I can't wait for you all to get your Holiday Catalogs!! It is by far one of my faves!!!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you make for this weeks challenge! Have a great day!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Creation Station Stampers Gone Wild Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! Hope that you all are having a lovely weekend. The family and I ran out to watch the swine show yesterday at the county fair. It was really neat to watch these kids with their pigs and the judge taking his time to explain some of his reasoning for his placements. We were there for 5 hours!!! It was a long night! 

The Creation Station team is back with a "Stampers Gone Wild" blog hop theme. We are creating cards with animals for you. It would have been easy for me to reach for the Let It Ride or Over The Moon stamp sets, but I wanted to challenge myself a bit and decided to be a little less predictable and use the Rustic Retreat stamp set.

This card started several different ways... but lets talk about the way it ended up! I chose to use the Rustic Retreat stamp set. I have taken the tree line stamp in this set with Mossy Meadow ink to create a border. This is a nice piece of Very Vanilla as is the Gold Heat Embossed deer. I added a touch of the pine on the top left with Mossy Meadow as well. The sentiment is stamped using Crumb Cake ink on Sahara Sand, then fussy cut to adhere to the stitched square with the deer. The Sahara Sand Pinewood Planks was great touch to for this masculine themed card!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Next on the hop is Jeanna and I am sure you are going to love what she has created for you! Just click the next button below!