Friday, May 26, 2017

#TGIFC109 Designer Inspiration - Rochelle Blok

Happy Friday stampin' friends!  It's a very happy Friday for me because it's my last day of work!!  I start my new job on Tuesday, which will only last a few weeks and then I will be off for the summer with my boys....HOORAY!!!
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Not only am I celebrating my new job, but I'm celebrating with TGIF Challenges Designer Inspiration today too!  We are spotlighting the amazing Rochelle Blok.  I spent so much time looking through her blog and was blown away by her creativity!  I was drawn to one of her current creations and just had to CASE her design!
 
Of course I had to add a chicken to mine though...being the crazy chicken lady I am these days!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Basic Black, Wood Textures DSP, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink ~ Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Stamp Set ~ Wood Words
Other Supplies ~ Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured EF, Subtles Enamel Shapes
 
Time for me to get to work and wrap up the end of my career at the Walla Walla Clinic!  I'm so excited to be moving on to my new job with the school district!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday To You






Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

Thanks for joining us for our hop this week!  We took a little break over Mother's Day weekend, but we are back and happy to be creating again!

My stamping time has been so limited lately and my creative mojo is nowhere to be found!  I struggled with this card so much and am not in love with it, but I'm happy to have inked up some new stamps in a few of the new In-Colors!

Supplies Use:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Berry Burst
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
I do LOVE the new In-Colors!  And hopefully with a bit more stamping in my future, I'll be loving my creations again too :-)
 

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!


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Delightful Daisy Birthday - #TGIFC108

It's finally Friday and I finally stamped...this makes for a pretty fabulous Friday!
 
What will make it even better? How about an all new TGIF Challenges Sketch?
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Since it seems like it's been FOREVER since I've stamped, I kept things pretty clean and simple.  And I am LOVING the new Lemon Lime Twist color, especially with Dapper Denim! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lime Twist, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Dapper Denim
Stamp Sets ~ Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Other Supplies ~ Daisy Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels
 
Don't you love the daisy?!?  I can't wait to make a cute little flower arrangement with the punch!
 
Be sure to join in the fun over at TGIF!!
 
Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!
 
 


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tasty Birthday Treats

Happy Tuesday stampers!  It has been too long since I've ink any stamps up :-(  Our lives have been so crazy busy lately...my stamps are starting to get dusty!  That should hopefully be changing soon though!
Thankfully I have the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge to give me a reason stamp!
These fun summery colors called for a yummy ice cream cone!  My son claimed they looked good enough to eat!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamp Set ~ Cool Treats
Ink ~ Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Frozen Treats Framelits, Tasty Treats Washi Tape
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and join along in the fun!  We love to see what you create!
 


Monday, May 8, 2017

Pieces & Patterns & Dinosaur's - OH MY!

Happy Monday stampin friends!
 
Between a full day of baseball on Saturday and stamp club on Sunday, I didn't have much time for stamping this weekend, but I did manage to get one card, thanks to this month's fun SSINK Card Sketch!
And even though I only had time to make one card, I had the chance to play with a few of my pre-order items!  The Pieces & Pattern's stamp set and fun Pick a Pattern DSP paper were perfect for a birthday card for my son's friend who has a birthday this week!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern DSP
Ink ~ Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry
Stamp Sets ~ Pieces & Patterns, No Bones About It
Other Supplies ~ Seaside Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, 2016-2018 Enamel Shapes
 
I love that the No Bones About It stamp set paired well with the cute dino in the new Pieces & Patterns stamp set!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cheers to Summer ~HSS263 Inspiration Challenge

Hello stamping friends...happy Tuesday!

Are you all {not so} patiently waiting for summer like I am?  After the horribly long and cold winter we had, I would have been happy to skip all of our cold and rainy spring and jump right in to summer!  Hopefully by the end of the month we'll be hitting some warmer temps and seeing more of the sun!

Until then, how about a little summer fun with the latest Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge?!?

Is your mouth watering?!? The popsicles and ice cream and refreshing fruity drinks and watermelon...I can't wait!  The tasty looking drinks had me inking up my Mixed Drinks stamp set with some fun summer colors! 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack
Ink ~ Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush
Stamp Set ~ Mixed Drinks
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Cheers to you today and happy stamping!
 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pop of Paradise ~ Monday Montage






Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

Thanks for joining us for our hop this week!  We took a little break over Easter weekend, but we are back and happy to be creating again!

I went through and pull out all of my retiring items over the weekend...always a sad time :-(  But it gave a chance to look at what I have that is staying around for another year and give some love to some stamps that I haven't inked up in a while.

Pop of Paradise was one of the sets that caught my eye, so I inked it up and had some fun fussy cutting!  Do you spy a new color on this card?!?!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Pop of Paradise
Other Supplies ~ Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold Metallic Thread
 
I kind of forgot how cute this set is!  I always love anything with flamingos!
 

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!


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

#TGIF105 It's Time to CELEBRATE!!

Today is a day for celebrating!  Not only is it Friday, but TGIF Challenges is turning 2 today!!  I was a huge fan of the talented group of designers that started TGIFC and I am beyond honored to be a part of their design team today!  I have been inspired by every single member of this amazing team and continue to be inspired week!
 
So, to honor our birthday, we are celebrating with a party!!  We hope you'll join along in the fun!
 
I pulled out a couple of my favorite retiring stamp sets and inked them up with a couple of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors.  What do you think?!?!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace DSP
Ink ~ Lemon Lim Twist, Fresh Fig
Stamp Sets ~ Balloon Celebration, Endless Birthday Wishes
Other Supplies ~ Mini Tassels Assortment, Gold Metallic Thread, Confetti Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder
 
I'm quickly falling in love with this Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig color combo.  Be prepared to see a lot more of it!
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges and join along in the party!
 
Happy Stamping! 
 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Forever Begins Today

 
Happy Wednesday stampin' friends!
 
Wedding season is quickly approaching and the amazing design team over at SSINK is getting a head start on wedding and anniversary cards.
 
We have two weddings coming up, so I was happy to get a head start on at least one of the wedding cards that I'll need!  I'm something old and something new for this card...but nothing borrowed or blue ;-) 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Gold Glimmer, Falling in Love DSP
Ink ~ Blushing Bride, White Kraft Ink
Stamp Sets ~ Eastern Beauty, Suite Sayings
Other Supplies ~ Succulents Framelits Dies, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Metallic Enamel Shapes
 
I'm pretty sad to see the Succulents Framelits go...I love them so much!  You can pretty much guarantee that those will stay in my crafting stash for future projects of my own :-)
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping! 


Friday, April 21, 2017

#TGIFC104 Polka Dot Inspiration!

Happy Friday stampers! 
We're all seeing dots at TGIF ChallengesPolka Dots!
I always forgot just how cute polka dots make everything!
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My youngest had surgery yesterday, so my creativity levels were a little low.  Lucky for me, I just got my box full of the new Eastern Palace Suite products, which include a few of the NEW In-Colors!  I love how quickly this card came together! 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Fresh Fig
Ink ~ Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide
Stamp Set ~ Eastern Beauty
Other Supplies ~ Eastern Medallions, 1" Circle Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes
 
Be sure to head on over to TGIF Challenges and check out the rest of the amazing design team creations and be sure to play along!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Playful Watercolor ~ HSSSC262

Happy Tuesday friends!
 
It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge!  This is a fun sketch that could be use for a card for any occasion!
My first thought was to do a birthday card, but after looking through all of my stamps, I decided to do a card that could work for many different occasions :)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pool Party, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder
Stamp Sets ~ Watercolor Words, Playful Backgrounds
Ink ~ Pool Party, Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder
Other Supplies ~ Stitched Shapes Framelits
 
Be sure to head over to HSS and check out the rest of design team creations.  And don't forget to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, April 14, 2017

#TGIF103 Sketch Challenge

Hello stampin' friends!
 
Can I just say that I am so darn happy that it's Friday?!?! It has been one crazy week, which got even crazier yesterday when we discovered my youngest has to have a hernia repair surgery next week :-(
 
Thank goodness I have this weeks TGIF Challenge to take my mind off of things!  We have a fun sketch for everyone to play along with this week!
 
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Coloring in any form is always relaxing for me, so I reached for the Birthday Blooms stamp set and broke out my Aqua Painters and got to work!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry,Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Birthday Blooms, Crazy About You
Other Supplies ~ White Embossing Powder
 
Be sure to join in the fun and play along with all of us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Garden of Friendship ~ SSINK April Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the SSINK Blog Hop for April!
 
We've all got Spring Fever and are shaking off the winter blues with a fun and cheerful hop for you this month!
 
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 8 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kim Ryden with Stampin' 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'm itching to get my garden planted, but have to wait a couple more weeks before we get to planting.  Until then, I'll make due with creating some fun projects that remind me of gardening!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Pool Party
Stamp Set ~ Gifts From The Garden, Sprinkles of Life
Other Supplies ~ Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Metallic Copper Thread, Copper Embossing Powder


 
Thanks for hopping with us today!
 
Next up on the hop is Darla!
 
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1. Cathy A. @ Maine Mountain Stamper
2. Diana E. @ Stampin' Fun with Diana
3. Cheryl H. @ Create with Cheryl
4. Nichole L. @ Scrappy Stamps & Ink
5. Tobe B. @ The Craft Sea
6. Jennifer G. @ Jenny G Paper Crafts
7. Jen G. @ Faith.Grace.Stamp
8. Kim R. @ Stampin' with Kim
9. Bree R. @ Craft-somnia Momma
10. Darla R. @ Stampin' with Darla
 


You're The Best

Woohoo!!  We're half way through the week!  Happy Wednesday!
 
We are over half way through the school year too and we are showing some teacher appreciation today over at SSINK!  My twins are wrapping up their final year at their elementary school...this momma is NOT ready for middle school next year.  I would love for them to remain an Edison Shocker for a few more years, but that's not going to happen.  At least I can make sure their teachers get a fun card from them before the year is over...and maybe a bottle of wine for putting up with my kids all year :-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Chery Cobbler, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets ~ Pun Intended, Gorgeous Grunge, Friendly Wishes, Writing Notes
Other Supplies ~ Tags and Labels Framelits, Regals Enamel Shapes


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Light You Shine

Happy Monday stampin' friends! 
 
It's the Monday after spring break, so my house is kind of dragging this morning!  After having a week without our crazy school mornings, I think I am looking forward to summer break more so than my kids are!  At least the last two months of the school year always seem to go by so fast, so summer will be here before we know it.
 
At least I had a fun new SSINK sketch to help get my day off to a good start!
My hubby and I are celebrating our 13th anniversary today and this card was created for him.  Finding the right sentiment for an anniversary card for a guy is not the easiest task, but I love this sentiment from the High Tide stamp set and it seemed to work well with the images from the Wherever You Go stamp set.  I love it when you can use more than one stamp set together!
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets ~ Wherever You Go, High Tide
Other Supplies ~ Burlap Ribbon, Black Baker Twine, Tags and Labels Framelits
 
Be sure to head on over to SSINK and see the rest of the fun creations from our design team and see what you are INKspired to create today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

#TGIFC102 - Color Challenge!

Happy Friday stamping friends!
 
It's time for an all new TGIF Challenge and this week we have a pretty color challenge for you!
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Given the fact that I seem to be running behind in every aspect of life at the moment, I decided to get a head start on my Mother's Day cards now so I'm not scrambling a day or two before to get them done and mailed out!
The Succulent Garden suite is perfect for this color challenge and made for a pretty Mother's Day card.
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Succulent Garden DSP
Ink ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron
Stamp Set ~ Oh So Succulent
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Succulents Framelits Dies, Lace Doilies
 
I absolutely LOVE this suite and hope it is here to stay!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Monday, April 3, 2017

A Little Foxy Thank You ~ HSSCC261

Hello stampers!  Happy Tuesday to all of you!

I always love our Hand Stamped Sentiments Tuesday challenges and this weeks color challenge has one of my favorite color combos!

These fun colors are in the A Little Foxy DSP stack, so I pulled some fun prints from that stack and got to work on a pretty simple little thank you card. 
 
 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP
Ink ~ Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Stamp Sets ~ Foxy Friends, Birthday Blooms, Crazy About You
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Hello You Thinlits
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and don't forget to play along with us!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bunny Buddies ~ Monday Montage 91






Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

Oh my goodness, where is the time going?  I can't believe it's already been two weeks since our last hop and now Easter is only two weeks away!!!

With a crazy work schedule, baseball and other fun adventures, my poor stamps have been neglected lately and my creative mojo is running a bit low.  Thank goodness I had March's Paper Pumpkin kit to help me out today!   I used some of the cute little square cards from the kit to make a few Easter cards for a friend.  I love the colors in this kit!


Supplies Used: 
Paper ~ Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla
Ink ~ Peek a Boo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Basic Gray
Stamp Set ~ March 2017 Bunny Buddies Paper Pumpkin
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles and Squares Framelits
*Shhhh...don't tell anyone that I used a retired Embossing Folder*


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 Wickedly Wonderful Wendy...I just love her style!

  Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Happy Stamping!


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Battle of the Badges

 Happy Wednesday stampers!
 
It feels like it's been for-EVER since I've made anything, let alone post anything on my blog!  Between being out of town 2 weekends this month and baseball season starting up, my time has been super limited.  I'm doing my best to remedy that and get a little more creative time in my day.
 
I am not a huge fan of basketball, but it has been an exciting college basketball season in our neck of the woods.  Gonzaga is just a few hours away from where I live, so it's been fun watching them make their way to the Final Four. 
 
Basketball won't end there for us though!  My husband will be playing in the Battle of the Badges Charity basketball game in April.  Our local Fire and Police Departments will play this year to raise money for our local schools. It's a great event and something the community looks forward to every year!  That is the inspiration behind my card today's SSINK March Madness post :-) 
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Ink ~ VersaMark, Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Sets ~ Hardwood, My Hero, Badges & Banners
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Circle Punches, Best Badge, Silver Embossing Powder
 
Good luck to all of the Final Four teams this week!!!  They will be exciting games, that's for sure!
 
Happy Stamping@


Friday, March 24, 2017

#tgifc100 Designer Inspiration - Mercedes Weber

We have something fun to celebrate at #TGIF Challenges!!!
 100 Challenges!
I am honored to be a part of this amazingly talented group of designers and pull so much inspiration from all of them each week!

To celebrate and commemorate our milestone event, we decided to highlight the founder of our challenges - the fabulously talented
#tgifc100 Mercedes Weber
Mercedes has been a source of inspiration for me for-EVER!  Her talent is seriously amazing!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Fruit Stand DSP
Ink ~ Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Fli
rty Flamingo, Basic Black
Stamp Set ~ Fresh Fruit
Other Supplies ~ Layering Circles Framelits, Linen Thread
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations and visit Mercedes blog for some inspiration of your own!
 
Here is a list of all of the designers participating today:
 
 
Happy Stamping!
 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Watercolor Inspiration ~ HSS260

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!
 
It may have been the first day of Spring yesterday, but it sure didn't feel like it in my neck of the woods...our temps were still below freezing in the early morning hours.  BRRRR!
 
It's a good thing we have a pretty inspiration challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments to make it feel more like Spring!
I was drawn to wood plank and flowers in this photo and had to create another wood background!
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Watercolor
Ink ~ Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Old Olive
Stamp Sets ~ Watercolor Words, Jar of Love
Other Supplies ~ Woodgrain EF, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Whisper White Bakers Twine
 
Thank so much for stopping by today!
 
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Best Friend Anywhere EVER ~ Monday Montage 90






Welcome back to Monday Montage!!!  We are back with another fabulous hop!  Make sure you click on the links below so you don't miss any of the creations...you are sure to love them all!

I have been lucky enough to spend my weekend with our very own Wendy Weixler...how lucky am I?!?!?  We spent a few minutes in my craft room, creating in a fast and furious way...we have so many things we are trying to cram in during her short visit :-)

  I have piles of the Carried Away DSP that I need to use up before it's too late.  I love the colors in this DSP and this stamp seemed to be perfect to use since my stampy BFF is here!

Supplies Used:
 
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Carried Away DSP
Ink ~ Mint Macaron
Stamp Set ~ Badges and Banners
Other Supplies ~ Best Badge, Duet Banner, Silver Metallic Thread, Metallic Enamel Shapes

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!


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