Friday, August 17, 2018

TGIF 173 Beach Inspiration Challenge

FINALLY TGIF!!!!!! We have a fun weekend planned in Denver thanks to Troy's employer! The kids are sure to have fun at Boondocks tomorrow with unlimited Bowling, Bumper Boats and Laser Tag. I can't wait! Did I mention we get to stay at Embassy Suites? 

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This week with TGIF Challenges we have an amazing Inspiration Challenge! I am not really a beach girl. I grew up in Southern California and spent my summers in Virginia Beach growing up. While the memories made will last a life time. Even as I got older I would rather be out riding the horse, dancing or watching a rodeo. Here is my take on this weeks challenge... I hope you enjoy!


You guys may take a look at this and say "What stamp set is the beach from?", I drew it! Yes... We don't want to discuss my art skills because sometimes I even surprise my self! After using the 2 1/4" Circle Punch to create a stencil for my sun, I started with the Cherry Cobbler Water Color Pencil this color is in the second assortment which is available NOW. I then moved down to Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight! Then I put my Aqua Painters to work blending the sun. For the water, I have used Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay pencils, after blending with the Aqua Painters, I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to add some shimmer. My nice sandy beach was drawn with the Early Espresso pencil and Aqua Painters. I added some Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins. My nice Adirondack chair was die cut twice using the Precision Base plate out of Crumb Cake card stock, and then I added one more die cut of the chair using the Wood Textures DSP. This gives the chair dimension. I chose to heat emboss the sentiment in Gold over the sun. It is nicely matted onto Coastal Cabana card stock with a base of Lovely Lipstick!

Thank You so much for stopping in today! I can't wait to see what you create with this beachy inspiration!


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

OnStage 2018 Display Stamper Submission

Happy Thursday afternoon! I know I know, it isn't the usual time for me to be blogging. A girl has to make an exception or two when it comes to submitting for Display Stamper! That is right, I said Display Stamper!! It is that time of year where those of us who work well under pressure choose to submit for Display Stamper for the November Stampin' Up! OnStage event. This year we are off to Orlando, I am registered and already have my plane ticket ready to go! I can't believe that at this OnStage event I get to walk for my 5 year anniversary! 

So if you follow my blog a few of these may look a bit familiar... but I have added a couple new creations! I hope you enjoy!


These cute little Chapstick Holders I made on my live yesterday! I promised you all a tutorial! Stay Tuned... I will get it posted over the weekend! Created with Detailed Trio Punch, Tropical Escape DSP and Festive Farmhouse... 



These great framed piece was created for a Home Décor themed blog hop. From the Follow Your Dreams Bundle I have water colored the feathers and sentiment and put it in a nice rustic white frame! 


This great scrapbook page was created using the Share What You Love Specialty DSP. I have fussy cut the flowers and added a sentiment using the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack. Accented with a few Gold Foil die cuts from the Frosted Bouquet Dies. Perfect for the flower girl in the picture!


This is by far my FAVORITE bundle in the whole catalog! With fun heat embossed Gold Splatters, Shimmery Embossing Paste feathers and my water color background! This great color combo of Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Lemon Lime Twist was great for this amazing card!


Sometimes I order a kit just because I like an element in the kit... This kit is amazing! The Notes of Kindness Card Kit has amazing elements and was perfect for this card I made for a color challenge. Of course I made it a bit by using the Stitched Shapes Square Framelits, Blackberry Bliss Ink for the sentiment and the Artisan Textures for the background.  The Faceted Dots and Copper Trim were a perfect touch to finish this card off!


What would this post be without a pair of boots?! I mean if you have ever met me personally, I am a boots and jeans kind of girl! This great card combines Country Living with Country Road in great hues of Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Merry Merlot. 

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I appreciate the consideration as well as the opportunity to be a Display Stamper in Orlando!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 303 Sketch Challenge

Good Morning! I am back with the Paper Craft Crew for an amazing sketch but for we get to all that, I just wanted to apologize for being so absent lately. It seems as though that the beginning of the summer has gotten the best of me with parades, dance, fair, football... It really has sucked up a heap of my time. Time that I spend creating, designing and blogging for you!! Enough sap!


This week with the Paper Craft Crew Pam has given us this fun sketch! I saw an opportunity to play with some of the new Holiday Catalog goodies. I can't wait for you guys to get your hands on this catalog (If You need one let me know.). This catalog is versatile and fun. It will bring out the Holiday Spirit in ANYONE!!! Lets look at the card!


This great card has a base of Garden Green Cardstock with a matte of Crumb Cake. I have used the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP. This pack of DSP is AMAZING! With rich hues of Merry Merlot, Granite Gray and Copper Foil accents it is sure to be on your wish list. The 5/8" Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon coordinates with the paper so nicely. Once I had the ribbon wrapped around. I used the new DistINKtive stamp set called Wishing You Well to make my wreath. I have stamped this using an older style Garden Green ink pad, then die cut it with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I have accented the wreath with a few Metallic Pearls. The rich Merry sentiment is a wood embellishment from the Festive Farmhouse Elements. As I have done in the past, I have inked it up with Versamark and then heat embossed it using the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder! This is layered onto a Layering Circles scalloped circle from the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper pack. A nice little bow and this beauty was done!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

One Stamp At A Time End of Summer Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! It is time for another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! We are back this month with a fun End Of Summer Tic Tac Toe. I can't wait to show you guys what we have all come up with!
It has been a busy couple weeks and I am starting to feel like I see light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday was the last day of the county fair. We had a small car wash to help with the up coming dance season expenses. Taryn will have her dance assessments for this years dance season tomorrow, which means that the school year is right around the corner...sad but true!


Here in Colorado, this is the time of year that you can drive around here in on the Eastern Plains and see pastures full of Sunflowers in bloom. A lot of the farmers around here have been hit with some crop damaging hail. In fact I know one farmer who lost his whole wheat crop due to hail and in an effort to try to recover from his loss he planted Sunflowers.

We cooked up this amazing end of summer Tic Tac Toe for some amazing ideas. I honestly have made 4 Three in a Rows... but I am not bragging! Let me show you what I have whipped up for you today!


This amazing card started with Festive Farmhouse DSP. This will be available September! I couldn't wait to pull out this wood grain piece for today's card. I have stamped the fern like stamp from Painted Harvest with Mossy meadow ink. Keeping with the Granite Gray tone, I cut a smallish square stamped with the Burlap Background Stamp. Before layering that under my Sunflower, I used a fun new embossing folder. It is a Corrugated Embossing Folder that comes out at the same time as the DSP! Once this was all complete I stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow and used the Leaf Punch. My sunflower was created by using So Saffron then Crushed Curry. It has a nice rich center of Soft Suede and was die cut using the 2nd to the largest Stitched Circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I have Used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the wood embellishments to the back before attaching it with Stampin' Dimensionals to the corrugated layer. A Nice knot with the braided Linen thread and a nice Copper Heat Embossed sentiment and this card was DONE!

I knew for my project that I needed to keep it easy! Dani Dziama came to my rescue with this cute little box! It only holds one Rollo... But it was oh so cute! I have provided another view of my card below.


Thank You so much for stopping in today! Myself and the OSAT Hop Team can't wait to show you all the creations on the hop today, so make sure you click along the list below! Have a great Thursday!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Picnic Paradise Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! Welcome to another AMAZING A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Now before you tour the whole hop today let me give you a heads up. It is a bit smaller because many of our friends are on the Alaska incentive cruise... Lucky them right?


I have been a bit absent from blog as of late. End of summer festivities are beginning to kick in to high gear. With our Wray Daze weekend starting tomorrow, the fair next weekend, and then our annual company trip. That doesn't even count the dance and footballs camps or me getting the horse ready for the horse show at fair!

This month Paper Pumpkin has put together an adorable kit that couldn't scream summer time any more! The kit is called Picnic Paradise and I still have a million alternatives rolling through my head! Okay, maybe not a million... but there are plenty of alternate ways to use this kit. Let me show you what I have done!


This cute card started with a coordinating base of Granny Apple Green Card Stock with an uneven layer of Blueberry Bushel. I have added a nice piece of Wood Textures DSP but not before I added the Poppy Parade Cotton Paper much like a table cloth. The stitched stamp with Soft Suede ink came in handy as a border stamp. To make my berries pop, I have heat embossed them with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder then added a couple leaves. I went ahead and used the die cut labels from the kit for the sentiment. I first stamped the stripes in Granny Apple Green, then layered the "For You" in Soft Suede over the top. To finish this card up I tied a nice twine bow.


The basket is a bit tricky, but who doesn't like a challenge. I have added a Granny Apple Green trim to the basket using the Decorative Trim Border Punch. The cute white button like brads came from the Basic Brads pack. I trimmed a bit of the vellum, punched a Blueberry Bushel Gingham tag and layered the Apple on this. If you look closely at the apple you will see that I have used the die cut from just below the stem, so don't throw it away! I have filled my basket with some chocolates!

Thank You so much for stopping in today! I can't wait for you to see the amazing creations on this hop! 






Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Home Decor SU Style July 2018 Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday Afternoon! Or I guess if you are on the west coast it could be before noon! I hope all is well no matter where you are at! 
Today I am designing with the Home Décor SU Style Blog Hop! This is a newer hop and only our second time hopping. 


The idea behind this hop is to show even MORE ways to use to Stampin' Up! Products! We are hopping without any rules or a theme this month, so I have taken a stab at Christmas In July!
With the amazing Buy 3 Get 1 Free promotion I have been trying to find more ways to use our DSP... Let me get you the details on this great piece! 

This great Christmas Décor piece was created with various medallions created from the Under The Mistletoe DSP. I have hot glued them onto a craft ring. The medallions are accented with Gold Foil Snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers thinlits and Clear Faceted Gems. The Blended Seasons Bundle was the perfect bundle to cross over with these amazing products with a nice Gold Library Clip and bow. You can even hang this beauty on a door or wall with the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon loop!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! You can continue along the hop by clicking along the list below!


Thursday, July 12, 2018

OSAT Creature Comforts Blog Hop

Okay, Okay! So you probably got here this morning and was like "Where is the words?? She didn't type anything" but my excuse is just that and legitimate! While attempting to type my post last night in my recliner with my lap top on my lap, I was falling asleep... Taryn even walked by and poked me!
Sad, but true... I have been all go lately. Between my business, company at the house (my mom will be here on the 21st), and trying to establish a team environment with the kids to get more chores done I am One Tired Mother Tucker or maybe I am just Tuckered out!
The One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop is back with the theme "Creature Comforts", now when Jenny Hall and I created the hop schedule we were trying to leave things up to interpretation... So the idea was animal themed cards or cards featuring an animal... So I must confess it was not a well thought out theme... Let me show you what I have made for you today!



Crafters Confession log #101... I lost my Flamingo Card!!! I can't find it! I looked everywhere and did everything short of throwing everything away on my counters! So, I was unable to get a picture with my two items together...

So I have had the Fabulous Flamingo set since I display stamped in San Diego! I must confess it was not a favorite... but it may have worked its way into my heart with this card. I am a frequent shopper of a store called Cheeky's. It is a boutique with sassy tea shirts, cute jewelry and they do lives in their VIP group which always leave me laughing. Anyhow, they have a T-Shirt with the sentiment I created above with the Make A Difference set.



ENOUGH TALKING!!! Lets get to the details!
The card started with a card base of Flirty Flamingo, with a bright matte of Coastal Cabana. My Thick Whisper White stamped layer is matted onto Granny Apple Green. I made the Flamingo using Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo ink and my amazing Stamparatus! My Coastal Cabana stamped Water is accented by some Granny Apple Green grass. The leaves at the top are also Granny Apple Green with a pop of Lemon Lime Twist. As stated above I created the sentiment using the Make A Difference stamp set using Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo ink. It is tied on the left with the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle. A few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots and this card was done!

For my project I needed to tied the two together even though I couldn't find the one! I chose to use the Tropical Escape DSP (which is on the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Sale). I made this fun little Chapstick favor with Granny Apple Green and the DSP. I stamped a quick tag to coordinate with Fabulous Flamingo Card and punched it with the Starburst Punch. It is matted onto a 2 1/4" Circle of Coastal Cabana. My Cute Ribbon is just the Whisper White Classic Weave, I have used my Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend to color it before tying my Whisper White Bakers Twine bow around it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of my friends have come up with for this fun theme! You can follow along the hop by clicking along the list below!



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