Friday, January 21, 2022

TGIF 352 Sweet Conversations

TGIF!!! I am sure glad it is Friday! The kids have been fighting whatever cooties I had last week. Nothing alarming...Everyone is back at school today! HOORAY!!! I have been working on cleaning and purging a craft room... We shall see how that goes over the weekend, because with the kids home the last few days... nothing got done!

Today I am back with my favorite friends and design team TGIF! I have been on the struggle bus when it comes to creating. Its time to get back into creating with a sense of joy, creativity and those AHA moments. When I took a peek at the challenge for today... You, if you have followed for a while know that I do not like hearts... Its a thing, its been thing for a LONG TIME... but I knew immediately that I would be pairing the Fresh Freesia with Basic Black! Little did I know that I would reach for my Sweet Conversations stamp set for this cutie... Lets take a look!!!

Once I knew what color scheme I was going with it didn't long before I started to create the card. I started with a piece of Basic White that is trimmed down to 3" x 4". Starting with the Fresh Freesia ink first, I stamped the larger heart from the Sweet Conversations stamp set in a line across. I found that it stamped better if I stamped off slightly. Next, I took the the smaller of the similar style of hearts and stamped them in black. I used Memento Tuxedo Black but you can use Stazon if you prefer! Once this was done I used the brush tip from my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to create some splatters.  Now that this was done I embossed my piece of Fresh Freesia card stock with our new Gingham Embossing Folder. I chose to use the stripe from the Pattern Party Host Paper as it seems to be just the right touch. My cute little scallop strip is from the Friendly Hello Bundle in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. It was die cut with that cute little border from the Peony Dies. The sentiment is heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder on a strip of Basic Black. Once all of my card front elements were adhered, I added a cute little bow with our Black and White 1/4" Gingham (See a theme here?) and a few of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. 

I am so glad you stopped by today to see my card! I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks inspiration challenge! You can get all the TGIF Challenges details by clicking the link above!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2022

OSAT Happiness Is Blog Hop

Good Morning! I am going to keep this a bit short as I have not been feeling the best!
I am so glad that we are kicking this year off for the One Stamp At Time Blog Hop! 
We are kicking this year off with the theme Happiness Is... And happiness is NEW PRODUCT!!!! The January-June Mini Catalog may not speak to you at first but you will find how versatile many of the products really are... or at least that is how it went for me! The Abstract Beauty suite was one of the first things on my list! The amazing stack of 4" x 6" specialty DSP, Ephemera Pack and last but not least the Hello Beautiful dies are going to be a staple in my craft room! I chose to use this bundle on a recent swap and today I am sharing my creation with you!

On a crisp card base of Thick Basic White, this card has a gorgeous mat of Blushing Bride and layer of Night of Navy. This bundle includes these amazing hexagon dies where I have created the sentiment with Night of Navy and Blushing Bride inks. It helped to stamp the Blushing Bride off a bit before I stamped the sentiment. Once I had this done I took some of the DSP from the Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP. A nice bow of from the gold in the Simply Elegant Trim was a perfect addition to this card. While I know this suite has some amazing hexagon embellishments, I chose to use the Elegant Faceted Gems to add a bit of sparkle!

I can't wait for you to see what the rest of our team has come up with today and I am so glad that you stopped in! You can click along the list below to tour the whole hop!
Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Creation Station Happy New To You Blog Hop

Good Sunday morning and Happy New Year! It is downright chilly this morning, woke up to -6 degrees (Fahrenheit) with a wind chill of -12. Apparently at some point our power must have went out because I woke up to the TV off ( I sleep with it on), the fire siren going off in town and the Christmas tree lights on. It was a good thing though because I needed to get up so to type up my post. 

I am so excited for the January-June Mini Catalog!! You only have about 36-48 Hours until you will be able to shop all of these amazingness! Today I am hopping with my friends on the Creation Station Design Team and we are hopping with the theme "Happy New To You" and I couldn't wait to ink up the upcoming punch bundle Cactus Cuties! 

This great little bundle features a Cactus Builder Punch and a great photopolymer stamp set. Although I decided that I needed a bit of different sentiment. Enough about that, lets take a look at the full card, did I mention its a slimline?

So this fabulous slimline card started with an amazing base of Granny Apple Green. My Basic White layer is stamped using the Cactus Cuties stamp set. I have used Granny Apple Green and Soft Seafoam inks. I also added a few Magenta Madness cactus flowers from the Cactus Builder Punch. I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to create some fun splatters on the card. We all know how much I love funny sayings, and a shirt I saw on a website recently had a cluster of cactus and it said "Not A Hugger"... As does this fun card! I have used the Playful Alphabet dies to die cut the Basic Black letters that are accented with a bit of Clear Wink of Stella.  To finish this fun slimline card it is accented with a few of the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I am so glad that you stopped by today! I sure hope you are warming than we are here! Next on the hop is Barb Pfeffer and you can get to her by clicking the next button below!

Barb Pfeffer

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Gifts Galore

Good Morning and if you are in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! It is the first time in a very long time that I am not making our whole Thanksgiving Day feast! We are so blessed to have a circle of friends that are so much like family to us. 

This month the APPT team is hopping with THIS months Paper Pumpkin Kit Gifts Galore! These cute little treat boxes are so adorable and it was difficult for me to whip up an alternative idea, because I didn't want to use them up!

I managed to use the Peaceful Deer Bundle with some of the elements of the kit to create a fun card for you today! Lets take a look!

My card started with die cutting the largest circle from the Layering Circle from the Snowman die cut.  I have used our stitched triangles again this month to create some fun and festive Christmas Trees. These were made from the gift die cut in the kit. After figuring this part out I added a Wonderful Snowflake. A deer stamped from the Peaceful Deer Bundle in Blushing Bride ink was the perfect addition. My Basic White background was created with our Stamparatus and one of the sentiments from the kit with Pool Party ink. I just love the Hinge Step technique! It was accented with the Whimsy Stitched Dies. I even used the little striped stamp in the kit to create my cute little Tailor Made Tag that is tied with a bit of the Old Olive Twine that is in the kit! A few Pool Party Holiday Rhinestones and this cutie was done!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Don't forget to save room for pie!
You can continue through the hop by clicking along the short list below, I am sure that you will be inspired!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A Whimsical Deer

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe that we are a week out from Thanksgiving... Don't ask about our plans at this point. We have NONE! Everything hangs in the balance of football this weekend. We are playing in the semi finals, it is sure to be a tough game! Wesley probably wont get thrown in to play but we love supporting the whole team! 
It has been awhile since I sat in my craft room and created for fun. I should be working on orders of Christmas cards but some times in order to keep my creative juices flowing, I have to create for fun! This week the Global Design Project has a fun sketch that I flipped, turned inside out and backwards! When you see the sketch you will understand what I mean...
I loved how the design team interpreted the sketch and thought to myself "Oh I can play with this!". So for today's card, I have paired the Peaceful Deer Bundle with the Christmas Tree Dies and Whimsy & Wonder DSP. Cue the fun colors of Polish Pink, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green and we have your quintessential non-traditional Christmas Card! Let me show you what I have created!

This fun card kind of happened on accident. I had left over Reindeer that I had stamped for a Christmas Card order that had been stamped using Polished Pink ink. I originally used the Wonderful Snowflake like a stencil but you will noticed I stuck one underneath my scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contour Dies. The Whimsy & Wonder DSP has got to be one of most favorite DSP's EVER. Strong statement right??  I have used our Rectangle Stitched Dies for the Polished Pink herringbone like pattern. This is on a cheerful layer of Coastal Cabana that is embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. I just love Granny Apple Green with this color combo and it made an excellent base to accent my trees from the Christmas Tree Dies.

I sure hope you enjoyed my cheerful and bright Christmas Card today! Make sure you don't miss out on our seasonal sale! Cardstock, Ink and Dies! Oh My! Just click below to start your shopping!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

OSAT Season of Cheer Blog Hop

Happy Thursday to you all! This week has sure blown by! Taryn leaves for a church youth retreat tomorrow morning and Wesley leaves for the football teams away game tomorrow. They are giving the boys a brunch before sending them on their way, so I have to whip up 2 dozen muffins! Wesley has requested these pumpkin muffins that were one of the first recipes I tried from Pinterest. They are just a box of yellow cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Sometimes I spruce them up with a bit of pumpkin pie spice. All three kids really enjoy them.
Today I am back with my friends and crew from the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! We are hopping with the theme "Season Of Cheer", so if your holiday spirit is lacking, this hop is sure to get you feeling jolly again! I decided to pair up the Encircled in Warmth with the Heart Warming Hugs DSP for a fun home décor project and a simple little gift card holder, Lets take a look!

I just love how these projects turned out! I dwelled on the card for hours. The juices weren't flowing and I was pressed for time. I still, no matter what I try, am a master procrastinator! How do I fix this!? My wooden spool Christmas Tree is amazing and maybe why the juices weren't ever flowing! I used 11 spools. A painted one in brown for the trunk and the rest wrapped in assorted patterns from the Heart Warming Hugs DSP. It is accented with a bow of the Real Red Ruffled Ribbon and a stitched star of the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

This gift card holder started with the sentiment made with the Encircled in Warmth stamp set and my Stampin' Write Markers in Pear Pizzazz and Real Red. It is die cut with the largest label in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This fun little gift card holder sits on a piece of Pear Pizzazz that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". This was then matted with Real Red and the pocket feature made of Crumb Cake. I added a bit of the Heart Warming Hugs DSP and the Real Red Sheer Ribbon to keep it closed. You can see the inside below.

The sentiment is attached to the top flap with a few dimensionals. I then accented the label with some Wonderful Gems.  This is the perfect kind of Gift Card Holder for mailing this holiday season!

I am so glad that you stopped in today to see what I made for this Season of Cheer blog hop! I can't wait for you to see what my friends have made! You can click through the blog roll below for all of your holiday inspiration!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Creation Station Specialty Paper Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! Hope you all are in good health and spirits! Our house has been humming with church and school obligations. I though things would get easier as they get older. Now I am just an underpaid taxi for my kids. Football is still in full swing for Wesley, we actually won our play off game yesterday!! WOOHOO Go Eagles. Wesley will get his first high school letter this season and I really couldn't be more proud. Today at church, Taryn will be helping our youth group lead service and worship... and Josh... Josh was diagnosed with asthma on Friday. 
PHEW!!! It doesn't get any easier...

Today I am back with my Creation Station team! I couldn't wait to participate this month. One, because I had things already made to go with our theme of SPECIALTY PAPER and two because I have been a slacker and it was time to pull up my big girl pants and HOP! Today my projects are featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP. If you know me, I love a good NON-Traditional Holiday card and this Specialty DSP is amazing! Let me you show you what I have created!

This time of year I am asked to do orders of Christmas Cards. I created this card for one of my orders and I just love the way that it turned out. With a base of Mossy Meadow and a mat of Polished Pink there is nothing traditional about these colors. The dies from the Whimsical Trees Bundle are cut from Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron. They are the perfect accent with the holographic stripe that is die cut with the Tailor Made Tags Die from the Whimsy & Wonder DSP. My Polish Pink stamped deer from Peaceful Deer Bundle was the perfect added touch. 

These great little blocks are 2" Wood Blocks that I snagged at Hobby Lobby! They are painted with a matte metallic silver paint then adorned with pieces of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP. I have used the Playful Alphabet Dies to create fun holiday saying on 4 sides of the cubes. Each side features a different pattern and theme! These are perfect for a mantle or shelf for the wintery season! I simply cut 1 7/8" squares of the paper and adhered them with a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and embellished as I desired!

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

Elizabeth Price