Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wicked {Halloween} Night

It's a Wicked Wednesday over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration and we are getting witchy with some Halloween creations today!
I absolutely love the fonts used in the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 stamp set...I would love a whole set of sentiments in this font!  I plan on using this set a lot for some upcoming Project Life pages too :-)

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Whisper White, Black and Silver Glimmer Paper 
Ink ~ Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Stamp Set ~ Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015
Other Supplies ~ Happy Haunting Washi Tape, Boo to You Framelits, Confetti Stars Boarder Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Be sure to check out all of the SSINK-tabulous Halloween creations from the design team!

Have a Wicked Wednesday!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mystery Supply Exchange

The girls over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are back this month with another Mystery Supply Exchange post and this one was just as much fun as last month!  What is a Mystery Supply Exchange post?  Each design team member that participates is give the name of another design team member and we are to send that person 3 items.  These items can be anything from paper to embellishments and everything in between!  Then we have to create something with the 3 items that we much fun!
I forgot to take a picture before I started creating this card, but Leanne of Literally my Joy sent me a piece of the English Garden DSP, some Melon Mambo buttons from the Brights Collection and a strip of the Natural Chevron Ribbon. I do not have any of the English Garden DSP, so I was super excited to create with it! Thanks Leanne!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, English Garden DSP
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Blackberry Bliss,
Stamp Sets ~ Tin of Cards, Choose Happiness
Other Supplies ~ Natural Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Brights Collection Buttons, Lots of Labels Framelis, Rhinestone Basic Jewles
I will admit, the first time we did this Mystery Supply Exchange, I was totally stressed, but now I LOVE it and can't wait to do it again!
Be sure to check out all of the other INKspiring creations from our team today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Holly Jolly Monday

Merry Monday crafty friends!  Can you believe we now have less than 3 months until Christmas?!?!  It is CRAZY how fast time goes by!  I am going to start doing a little Christmas planning and shopping each week between now and Thanksgiving...hoping this will help eliminated some of the stress come December...wish me luck!
I'm kicking off this week with a little Freshly Made Sketches fun!  Rita has a great sketch that was a lot of fun to play along with!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Ink ~ Real Red, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate
Stamp Set ~ Jolly Christmas
Other Supplies ~ Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits, Banner Framelits, White Perfect Accents (colored with red Sharpie), Reindeer Paper Clips, 1/8" Real Red Striped Ribbon
Those Reindeer Paper Clips just make me smile!  It is quite possible that I may have hoarded, I mean ordered more than I need...I can't run out of those little guys!!
Wishing you all a Merry Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

hOWL-o-ween Boo

We're getting ready for fall over at The Friday Mashup!  Fall means cooler weather, leaves changing colors and of course, pumpkins!
We're mashing things up this week by adding pumpkins to our project and using our dies to make a frame for our creation.  I still love the Polaroid frame, so I used my Square Framelits to make a cute frame for this trick-or-treating owl.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Happy Haunting DSP
Ink ~ Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Set ~ Howl-o-ween Treat
Other Supplies ~ Boo to You Framelits, Square Framelits, Happy Haunting Washi Tape, Silver Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Love this cute owl...his big eyes are spooktabulous!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Little Something for Mummy

Hello happy stampin' friends!  We're half way through the week and one day closer to the weekend...yippee!!!
My life has been crazy busy lately, but I am sure to make time for at least one stampin' project each day...whether it be early in the morning, or late at night, I always get some stamp therapy in!
The girls over at SSINK are showcasing their favorite Holiday Catalog Bundle and I am sharing with you MY favorite bundle!  I LOVE pillow boxes and am THRILLED that we now have a thinlit die!  A Little Something stamp set bundles up with the Square Pillow Box Thinlits and they make for some adorable creations!
With Halloween quickly approaching, I decided to do a fun little mummy pillow box.  It's not Halloween if I don't make something that resembles a mummy!
To make the mummy, I simple tore strips of Very Vanilla card stock, sponged it with Soft Suede ink, then glued the strips to another piece of card stock.  Once the glue had a chance to dry, I used the Pillow Box die to cut the pieces and assembled.  I added the eyes and a fun little sentiment and the box was done!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Cucumber Crush, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Cucumber Crush
Stamp Set ~ A Little Something
Other Supplies ~ Square Pillow Box Thinlits, Circle Punches, Into the Woods Cotton Ribbon
These boxes are the perfect size for a special little treat to sneak into your kiddos backpack or for a gift card for a many fun possibilities!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Merry Christmas Reindeer

It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and this week we have a sketch for you!  I love sketches like this and will be using it again for sure!
As I said a few days ago, I'm getting the Christmas Crafting itch, so I'm back with another cute Christmas card today. I LOVE all of the adorable images in the Home for Christmas DSP...they are just begging to be fussy cut!  I think the little reindeers are my favorite :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Real Red, Very Vanilla, Home For Christmas DSP, Vellum
Ink ~ VersaMark, Gold Sharpie
Stamp Set ~ Holly Jolly Greetings
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Rhinestone Basic Jewls
Sweet and simple...perfect for a Christmas card that you may want to duplicate 100 times to send out to family and friends!  I still haven't decided on what I'm doing this year for our cards...I better get it figured out soon!
Now it's your turn to get inky...join in the fun over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and share your project with us!
Happy Stamping! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lighthearted Birthday

Oh are NOT my favorite day!  I think we need to have a 3 day weekend every week and only a 4 day work week.  Who's with me?!?!
At least we have a fun new INKspiraton Challenge over at SSINK to make your Monday a little be more tolerable!  I always love an inspiration makes you be just a little bit more creative and it so much fun to see what everyone pulls from the inspiration image.
 I was drawn to the colors in this picture...I say Pool Party, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry.  And since I FINALLY broke down and got the amazing Leaflets Framelits, I had to play with them!
I'm also playing along today with TGIF Challenges where they have a birthday theme this week.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Basic Black, VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Lighthearted Leaves, Hello Life, Celebrate Today
Other Supplies ~ Gold Embossing Powder, Metallic Sequins, Linen Thread, Circle Framelits
So, this didn't turn out quiet as I had imagined it to...I feel like it's missing something, but not quite sure what...maybe it will come to me in the middle of my run or while I'm sleeping! 
Here's to a happy Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Joyful Deer ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with, once again, a 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 got a few new goodies this week and could not wait to ink up the deer from the Jolly Christmas stamp set in the Holiday Catalog!  It's still nearly 90 degrees here, but I'm ready to jump in to my Christmas crafting!  However, this does NOT mean I am ready for the winter weather!  I am soaking up as much sun as I can get and hoping it lasts for a few more weeks.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Typeset DSP
Ink ~ VersaMark, Basic Black, Red Glimmer, Window Sheet
Stamp Set ~ Jolly Christmas
Other Supplies ~ Circle Framelits, Metallic Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder, Confetti Stars Border Punch, Rhinestones
I LOVE any set that has a deer in hubby appreciates them too since I always seem to use them for his birthday and Christmas cards :-)

Happy Stamping!

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!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Haunting {Friday} Mashup

Woo-hoo....we made it to Friday again!!  And we all know what Friday means...time for a new Friday Mashup Challenge!  This week we have this awesome sketch and a fun technique to try!
Along with the sketch, we are mashing things up by adding some Inlaid Die Cutting...check out the (Video Here
I had never thought to do this before with any of my dies, but it was a lot of fun and I can't wait to try this technique with other dies I have in my stash!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Sets ~ Cheer All Year, Howl-o-ween Treat
Other Supplies ~ Boo to You Framlits, Circle Framelits, Happy Haunting Washi Tape, Rhinestones
I love me some Halloween cards!  This DSP and stamp set are too much fun!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dropping In To Say Acorny Hi

I'm dropping in with another Acorny {Thank You} card.  I'm sorry, if you are tired of seeing so many cards from me with this stamp set, but I just can't help myself...I love these acorns!  The SSINK girls are having Acorny good time with this set too...check out all of their adorable creations today!
The latest TGIF Challenge Sketch was the inspiration behind this card.  Be sure to check out their awesome design team creations...they are ALL amazing!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, 2015-2017 In Color DSP, Gold Foil
Ink ~ Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon
Stamp Set ~ Acorny Thank You
Other Supplies ~ Woodland Embossing Folder, Into the Woods Elements, Acorn Builder Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twin, Gold Metallic Thread
I'm embarrassed to say this, but I think this is the first time I have used Delightful Dijon...not sure why because I love it paired with the other colors I used.  They are perfect for fall!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Retirement Congrats

We made it through Monday...onward to Tuesday!!! 
We're playing with markers over at SSINK today.  While I am still mourning the loss of our beloved Blendabilities, I have reacquainted myself with my collection of Stampin' Write Markers, which I still love dearly!  I love that you can use these markers right on the stamp and create an image in any number of colors!
I pulled out a stamp set that I haven't used in quite some time and had so much fun coloring the flowers different colors.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Flowering Flourishes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Venetian Crochet Trim, Gold Cording Trim, Metallic Sequins, Expression Natural Elements
I cased this card from the Annual Catalog..can you find which one?
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ridiculously Amazing Birthday

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  It was a beautiful weekend here and my family got to spend some time together having fun in the sun!  Knowing these warm, sunny days are coming to an end, I had a hard time dragging myself into my craft room, but I did sneak in a little stamping with the littlest man of the house napped yesterday.
The second Monday of the month means an all new SSINK Card Sketch. 
I love me some little banners, so this was a fun card for me to make!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Garden Green, Schoolhouse DSP
Ink ~ Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Amazing Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Banner Framelits, Banner Punch
Now it's your turn!!!  Check out all of the other amazing creations from our design team and play along with us!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Vintage Glitter Rudolph

Happy Friday friends!  It was a short week for me, which always seem to be the longest weeks for it the same for you?  I was more than happy to take a little break from the craziness of the week and play along with this weeks Friday Mashup! challenge.  This week we are getting glittery and mashing things up with a 3-D creation!
This challenge gave me the perfect excuse to break out some Christmas goodies and have some fun!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, Home for Christmas DSP
Ink ~ Real Red
Stamp Set ~ Oh, What Fun
Other Supplies ~ Real Red Pompom Trim, Lots of Labels Framelits, Venetian Crochet Trim, Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine, Clothespins, Bakers Box Thinlits
I LOVE this DSP and all of the fun images, like the adorable Rudolph, that you can cut out!  It also makes for some cute boxes too...perfect for gift giving this upcoming holiday season!
Be sure to check out all of the other amazing glittery creations from our team and don't forget to play along!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Welcoming Fall

Welcome to our Fall Blog Hop!  School is back in session, the weather is cooling down (in most parts of the US) and the colors are changing...fall is officially here!  We are excited to share some of our fall creations with you grab your favorite fall beverage and get INKspired to create as you hop along!
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 6 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kim at Stamping with Kim. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I've been in a fall baking mood, so I thought it would be fun to package up a few of the cookies I've made to give to friends and neighbors. The Mini Treat Bag die is perfect for making adorable little bags for cookies!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Soft Suede, Gold Glimmer, Into the Woods DSP
Ink ~ Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Set ~ Acorny Thank You, A Little Something
Other Supplies ~ Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Circle Framelits, Acorn Builder, Gold Thread, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Label Bracket Punch

 Super easy and cute way to package up a little treat to make someone's day!
Now it's time to head on over to Tobe at The Craft Sea to see how she is welcoming fall!
Happy Stamping!
Blog Hop Participant List:
Tobe at The Craft Sea 
Leanne at Literally My Joy
Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Crafts

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sublime Birthday ~ HSSCC220

Happy Tuesday Stampin' friends!  I hope you are all refreshed after a long weekend and ready to tackle a new week...I know I am!  I took advantage of my day off yesterday and spent some quality time in my craft room...a much needed dose of stamp therapy!
One of the projects I worked on was for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge
I love this little submarine and it just begs to be colored yellow...perfect for this color combo!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Paper, Schoolhouse DSP
Ink ~ StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo
Stamp Sets ~ You're Sublime, Something to Say
Other Supplies ~ 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Epoxy Stickers, Project Life Corner Punch
That little yellow submarine just makes me happy!!  I'm not sure who this card will be going to, but I hope it does end up making someone happy on their birthday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hello Autumn ~ SSINK Color Challenge 25

Happy Labor Day Stampin' friends!  To all of you working today...thank you!
I am thankful to have the day off today and have high hopes of spending a better part of my day in my craft room...hopefully the day cooperates with me!
I'm at least starting the day off right with some SSINK Color Challenge stamping! 
These colors feel very fall-ish to me and I had to make, yet another, card with an acorn...I'm a little obsessed with them these days.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White
Ink ~ Pool Party, Hello Honey, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set ~ Cheer All Year, Gorgeous Grunge
Other Supplies ~ Metallic Sequins, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Acorn Builder Punch
Be sure to head on over to SSINK and check out the teams creations with these won't be disappointed!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Into the Woods Congrats ~ Monday Montage

Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with, once again, a fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the are sure to love them all!
We ended the last official weekend of summer on a cold, windy and rainy note...flip flops have been retired, jeans and sweatshirts have been pulled out and all things pumpkin are being made in our house.  I am never happy to see summer end, but I will admit I love all of the colors of fall, which is why I really love the colors found in the Into the Woods, so pretty!
We will be attending a reception for our friends next weekend and I wanted to make a fall wedding card for them.  I knew I wanted to use the Into the Woods DSP, but couldn't decide which stamp set to use with it.  Then I had my "duh moment" and cut out one of the beautiful flower images from the DSP, adding a little bit of wooden elements and a touch of gold and... 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Into the Woods
Ink ~ Gold
Stamp Set ~ Gorgeous Grunge
Other Supplies ~ Into the Woods Elements, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Thread, Expressions Natural Elements, Into the Woods Cotton Ribbon

I hope you are all having a fabulous day and a big thank you to all who may be working today!

Happy Stamping!

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!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Hunting We Will Go

It's Friday and fall is in the air...and in my house, fall means hunting season! For the next 4 months, this will be all I hear about between my husband and boys.  But boys away on hunting trips means more time for Momma to stamp!  So, I'm kicking off this hunting season with the latest Friday Mashup Challenge...A Hunting/Fishing theme creation using Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi!

I kept things pretty simple, other than the little bit of Chevron Ribbon with the adorable Reindeer Clip...I love those things!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Ink ~ Early Espresso
Stamp Set ~ Lovely as a Tree, Tin of Cards
Other Supplies ~ Reindeer Clips, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Chevron Ribbon

Happy Hunting to everyone who is venturing out into the great outdoors this weekend and Happy Friday to all!

Happy Stamping!