Wednesday, September 21, 2022

New At SU Perfect Pair Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday! Hope that your week has been fabulous! We had about a 40 degree cool down here on the eastern plains of Colorado and that calls for soup, sweaters and a big cup of coffee. It is a pretty quiet week here, no football and Taryn had a volleyball tournament last night! It was nice to sneak to my craft room this morning and create!


Today I am hopping with the New at SU team! We are so excited to feature some of our "Perfect Partners" with some of our newer stamps and dies bundles! I was so excited to stake claim on the Cottage Rose Bundle for this hop and I can't wait to show you what I have created!


When I claimed the Cottage Rose bundle, I initially called it the Abigail Rose bundle... and this suite as a whole speaks to my soul but I wanted to show you that it can be bright, pretty and fun! So today I have paired it with the Black & White Designs DSP that is in our Holiday Catalog. 
I started this card with the a Scalloped Rectangle from the Scalloped Contour Dies with the black stripe. I cut a piece of the chevron DSP to fit inside and used our Blending Brushes with Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. I just loved the way that it turned it out. Next, I stamped the flower from the Cottage Rose Bundle in Memento ink and colored it with Polished Pink and Granny Apple Green Blends and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I chose to use Coastal Cabana card stock as my mat but you will notice it has a bit of sparkle. I used a whole bottle of Wink of Stella mixed with some Rubbing Alcohol to create a shimmer spray with one of our spritzing tools. Then I added a bit of the Black Bakers Twine from the basics pack and tied it with some coordinating ribbon scraps I had on hand! This card is accented with our Iridescent Rhinestones and sits beautifully on a base of Basic Black!

I am so thankful for you stopping by today! You can tour the whole hop by clicking through the list below! I can't wait for you to see how creative my friends are! 


Thursday, September 8, 2022

OSAT September Garden Party Blog Hop

Good Thursday Morning! Hope that everyone is not melting! The kids have officially returned to school and sports schedules are in full swing... Needless to say, with Taryn in junior high volleyball and Wesley in high school football... our fall sports schedule will not be the same for the next two years!

I found some time yesterday to sneak off to my craft room. First let me tell you, IT IS A DISASTER! So I have been chipping away at the mess but decided to get a bit inky at the same time.


This month our One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop Team is hopping with a fall color palette that will get you thinking about a September Garden Party. I decided to bust out a favorite stamp set of mine Celebrate Sunflowers and the Sunflower Dies that coordinate to pair up with the Rustic Harvest DSP from our current holiday catalog!


This card started with the large sunflower and leaves being stamped in Early Espresso (I know, I am a rebel!). I colored the leaves using the Soft Succulent.  Stampin' Blends and the large sunflowers with Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake Blends. Once I had them colored to my liking, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them. I took a small piece of the Rustic Harvest DSP and folded a corner down for a Crushed Curry accent. This is adhered to a piece of Basic White. I have accented the flower with a bit of Crumb Cake die cuts from the Sunflower Dies. I wasn't quite sure how to incorporate the sentiment but it was no brainer when I remembered that I had the Tailor Made Tags dies. I stamped the smaller sunflower with Crumb Cake ink and the sentiment in Soft Succulent to coordinate with the card. This was nicely matted onto Soft Succulent card stock on base of Cajun Craze! A bit of Linen Thread and some Brushed Metallic Dots and this card is sure to get you feeling fall!

I am so glad that you stopped in today! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of the gang has created for you! You can click through the list below to see everyones creations.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

One Stamp At A Time BFF Blog Hop

Can you believe we are nearly halfway through August? School seems to start earlier and earlier for some. Our kids aren't starting until the 30th of this month. The kids and I all survived a week of fair. I can't believe that I will have a 7th, 9th and 11th Grader... This may be the year that I cry when they all go to school....
Today our OSAT Hop team is designing with the theme "BFF". We all know what that stands for and if you don't it is Best Friend Forever. I actually have one of those on this hop! I couldn't wait to play with some of Sale A Bration goodies and get them mixed with some of the NEW (listen I have hardly stamped) Memories & More cards. Let me show you what I have created today!


This card starts with a bright base of Daffodil Delight. It has a nice mat of Gray Granite to coordinate with the Today Is The Day Memories & More Card Pack. I have added a bit of the Silver & Gold DSP that is also a SALEABRATION item! I have stamped the "to another year" in Gray Granite from the Amazing Phrasing to create the back ground for my Daffodil Delight fussy cut "Woo Hoo!". I have accented this with some Clear Basic Rhinestones that I have colored with Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends and a bit of a Black Bakers Twine.

I am so glad that you stopped by today! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of my friends have made for the BFF's! You can click along the list below and hop along!



Friday, August 5, 2022

APPT Sending Good Thoughts Blog Hop

Wow, it has been a bit since I last blogged... Summer has gotten the best of me. I would love to say that it has been exciting and fun.... but it hasn't been.  The kids all weighed in and showed their pigs on Wednesday and now our barn at home is empty. The pigs have been my escape this summer and I am not sure all 3 kids will end up showing them again next year. Boys are really that into it and Taryn does a majority of the chores. 


I snuck away for some crafty time last week while Taryn was finishing up her scrapbooking projects for fair. Have I mentioned that the TWO kids I helped went Grand and Reserve Champion? Its true but we will save that for another post! That is when I sat down and created this amazing alternate from July's Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin kit. It was perfect for this A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop and I can't wait to show you my creation!





The card started with the Bermuda Bay brushstroke card front. I simply splattered some watered down Multipurpose Liquid Glue and sprinkled some of our gold Stampin' Emboss powder to heat emboss it. I added a torn strip of Fresh Freesia with some white Bakers twine in a nice little bow. The coral is gently adhered behind the sentiment circle with a bit of sponged Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut from the kit with Bermuda Bay ink and adhered with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals. I accented with one of the starfish die cuts and a few Opal Rounds. They reminded me of bubbles! This card front sits nicely on a Fresh Freesia base!


Thursday, May 26, 2022

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Celebrating In Color

Happy last Thursday of the month! I am not sure whether this month went by fast or not. I do know that today is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! I am probably more excited than the kids. 
This month the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Team is hopping with the Celebrating In Color Kit! This kit features all of our NEW in colors and will definitely get your creativity juices flowing! I can't wait to show you what myself and my friends have created for you!
I have used a card base from the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes in Parakeet Party. My layer of Basic White I have stamped with the stamps in the kit. The Parakeet Party is stamped with the words "You Make Me" and I stamped the "Happy" using Staz On. The splatters were also stamped with Stazon and accented with the Matte Black Dots and the dots provided in the kit. I have tied a cute bow with the our Black & Gingham Ribbon and accented it with a bit of the Parakeet Party twine that is in the In Color Twine Pack.
A quick and easy but so much fun card that is sure to bring anyone cheer!

I can't wait for you to see what the rest of our amazing team has created!! You can click along the list below to tour the whole hop!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

New To SU Fresh Cut In Colors

Happy Wednesday afternoon! We are half way to the weekend my friends! We will be celebrating Troy's mothers 80th birthday this weekend. The kids and I can't wait to see all of the family and friends! We are at about a week left of school and the kids and I are more than ready!


Today, I am starting something new! Loni Spendlove has invited me onto a blog hop called "New at SU!". Today we are hopping with some fun new stamp sets and the amazing NEW In-Colors!! I can't wait to show you what I have created today with the NEW stamp set Fresh Cut Flowers!


These fun and amazing cards are made with the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes. I have made 5 cards using the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set to feature each of the new In-Colors. These card bases made it so easy. Each card features a 1" x 4" strip of the Tea Boutique DSP. This such a fun and cheerful pack of 6" x 6". The solid panel of coordinating card stock on the left is 2.5" x 5''. Let me give you the details of each card below!


This card base is Sweet Sorbet with a cardstock panel of Sweet Sorbet. It is accented with a Starry Sky gingham that is in the Tea Boutique DSP and a bit of the Sweet Sorbet twine from the In Color Bakers Twine pack. I have also stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Sweet Sorbet ink and die cut it with the new Stylish Shapes Dies! The flower from Fresh Cut Flowers is stamped in Starry Sky ink and die cut with the large tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. This card is accented with the Sweet Sorbet and Starry Sky In Color Matte Enamel Dots and 1/8" Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon.


This card base is Orchid Oasis with a cardstock panel of Orchid Oasis. It is accented with a Tahitian Tide polka dot that is in the Tea Boutique DSP and a bit of the Orchid Oasis twine from the In Color Bakers Twine pack. I have also stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Orchid Oasis ink and die cut it with the new Stylish Shapes Dies! The flower from Fresh Cut Flowers is stamped in Tahitian Tide ink and die cut with the large tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. This card is accented with the Orchid Oasis and Tahitian Tide In Color Matte Enamel Dots and 1/8"Tahitian Tide Metallic Ribbon.


This card base is Starry Sky with a cardstock panel of Starry Sky . It is accented with a Parakeet Party stripe that is in the Tea Boutique DSP and a bit of the Starry Sky twine from the In Color Bakers Twine pack. I have also stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Starry Sky ink and die cut it with the new Stylish Shapes Dies! The flower from Fresh Cut Flowers is stamped in Parakeet Party ink and die cut with the large tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. This card is accented with the Starry Sky and Parakeet Party In Color Matte Enamel Dots and 1/8" Parakeet Party Metallic Ribbon.


This card base is Tahitian Tide with a cardstock panel of Tahitian Tide . It is accented with a Sweet Sorbet pattern that is in the Tea Boutique DSP and a bit of the Tahitian Tide twine from the In Color Bakers Twine pack. I have also stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Tahitian Tide ink and die cut it with the new Stylish Shapes Dies! The flower from Fresh Cut Flowers is stamped in Sweet Sorbet ink and die cut with the large tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. This card is accented with the Tahitian Tide and Sweet Sorbet In Color Matte Enamel Dots and 1/8" Sweet Sorbet Metallic Ribbon.


And lastly and this one may be my favorite, This card base is Parakeet Party with a cardstock panel of Parakeet Party. It is accented with an Orchid Oasis pattern that is in the Tea Boutique DSP and a bit of the Parakeet Party twine from the In Color Bakers Twine pack. I have also stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Parakeet Party ink and die cut it with the new Stylish Shapes Dies! The flower from Fresh Cut Flowers is stamped in Orchid Oasis ink and die cut with the large tag from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. This card is accented with the Parakeet Party and Orchid Oasis In Color Matte Enamel Dots and 1/8" Orchid Oasis Metallic Ribbon.

I hope you enjoy how I have featured the new In Colors! These cards were so easy to make and I am sure you can do it too! I can't for you to see what my other friends on this blog hop have to share, you can tour the hop by clicking through the list below! 

Have a great day!


Friday, May 13, 2022

TGIF 368 Fresh Cut Flowers Sketch Challenge

Who can believe it is Friday!? Lets not talk about what the actual date is... I mean if your into superstitions, that is on you! It has been a week of cooties, sports physicals, pigs, and end of the school year shenanigans. Funny because as I type this, the song "Mi Vida Loca" comes on... Welcome to my crazy life! This weekend will be filled with Baseball, Laundry and Yard Work!!! The wind has been obnoxious!! We have a fresh harvest of tumbleweeds now surrounding our house. I have made time to be creative though!


Today I chose to not be a slacker or maybe I chose to not let life get in the way... However you want to look at it! The TGIF Challenge for this week is a fun sketch where I chose to pair the Fresh Cut Flowers with the Tailor Made Tags Dies to create this interpretation of this sketch! 


When I started this card, I knew I wanted to use this NEW stamp set. I chose to use my Stamparatus with Memento Tuxedo Black ink because the die cut tag from the Tailor Made Tags was initially a strip much like the one in the sketch. After wanting to add a bit of "something" (you crafters will get it) I chose to die cut the strip into the tag! My love for our Subtle color family returns with my Stampin' Blends in Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam, Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent to color my spotlighted piece. I have used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to create the splatters along with my Clear Wink of Stella. I have accented this with our Elegant Faceted Gems. The sentiment is from the returning stamp set Wildlife Wonder and is heat embossed in gold. This is nicely layered onto a piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock and accented with a piece of the Brushed Gold Cardstock. To keep with the soft feeling of this card I chose to Thick Basic White as our base!

I am so excited to be back in the swing of things! I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks challenge! You can get all the details by clicking the sketch image above!

Happy Friday!