Friday, August 30, 2013

Live Simply

Happy Friday! I hope you're having a great week, and have things you're looking forward to during the long weekend. :)

Today's share is a card I designed for the open house when I first got home - I just got it photographed. :)

I think it's rather pretty! The card stock colors are Whisper White AND Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, and Burnt Brown Sugar. Ink colors are Burnt Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, and VersaMark. We used the Gently Falling and Trust God stamp sets, and embossed the saying in Early Espresso. The background was done with plastic wrap, one of my favorite all-time backgrounds - it's so easy, but so nice.

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to make the time to STAMP something! :) Don't miss MDS Monday - it's pretty cool! :D

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week - are you ready for August?!? I can't believe we're almost there already!!

Today's share is one from our last Hostess Club get-together. I had a blast with this one! :D

Isn't it CUTE? It's a 6"x6" piece of Window Sheet, scored with our new trimmer. We filled it with smiley-faced gumballs, and made a big smiley face to decorate it with. It's got a Word Window Punch in Daffodil Delight on it, too, so we can use it as a table favor. Is it not too fun???? I can see doing a boys' party with a softball theme, or a Halloween with jack-o-lanterns. I could go on and on!

OK, I'm outta here. If you want to be a part of a Hostess Club, please don't hesitate to contact me! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to make the time to STAMP something!

Monday, August 26, 2013

MDS Monday - Always & Forever and Dad

Good morning! I hope you'll forgive me for missing posting last week. I made a whirlwind trip to Indiana, and wore myself out with rehearsals on either end of it, too.

So, the challenge was to use a rainbow's worth of colors on the page. So, I did. All in one pile. :D And I did TWO pages for the challenge, so I'm putting them both here. :D

Aren't they handsome?!? :) MDS is so fun to work with - you really SHOULD check it out. You can download a full 30-day trial. Seriously. Why not? :)

OK, I'm outta here. Rehearsal tonight, and I don't feel like doing ANYTHING. :D Now, go stamp something. I need to!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Christmas in July - gift box!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! :) I hope you're having a fantastic week, and have something this weekend you're really looking forward to. I'm resting! LOL

Today's share is from our Christmas in July stamp camp - as soon as I saw these boxes in the new Idea Book, I KNEW we'd be using them for at least one class. I love them!

I plan on putting food gifts in them, but they'd be great for LOTS of different types of gifts. They're easy to decorate up, and you can stamp on the boxes themselves before you fold them together. I think they're a great price, and they're really sturdy and great quality.

OK, I'm outta here! I hope you have a great weekend! Be sure and stamp SOMEthing, OK? :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Memories Sympathy Card

Welcome to Wednesday!! :)

Today's another Spot-filling card; it's a sympathy card made with my new set, GENTLY FALLING, and stamps from BLESSINGS FROM HEAVEN.

I like this card in real life; it's very peaceful, and hopeful. I used the new Baked Brown Sugar and Garden Green, along with embossing the sayings in gold. Both card stocks and inks are those colors, plus a layer of Pistachio Pudding. PP looks a lot like our old Mint Melody, so I only like it in little doses. :D

 When it comes to sympathy cards, I encourage you to think outside the traditional colors box. It's a difficult time as it is; we can use color to encourage and uplift, too!

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to make the time to STAMP something! :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

MDS Monday! Open House Cookie Factory

Welcome to another Monday! :) I hope you had a great weekend, and looking forward to having a fantastic week. :)

Today's MDS Monday will take us to CHRISTMAS! :D

I have to tell you, I'm looking forward to Christmas even more this year. We're going to have lots of family here - and our season always kicks off with the open house. These pictures are from last year's cookie decorating day. :)

I'm collecting all of these challenge pages in one file; one of these days, I'm going to print up everything in a book. I can't wait to have it my hot little hands - but for now, I'm enjoying just doing them. Getting pages DONE is always a good thing! :) And I LOVE MDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes it SO easy! :)

OK, I'm outta here. Have a wonderful day - and be sure to stamp SOMEthing!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Swallowtail for the Stamping Spot!

It's FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo, hoooooo! :D Had a good week? Looking forward to your weekend? I think I am... :D

Today's share is yet another in the "Filling the Spot!" - this one's using only the Swallowtail stamp.

My colors are Perfect Plum and Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.I embossed the butterfly with clear embossing powder after using Perfect Plum ink, then colored in with my Stampin' Write Markers. Fun, isn't it? Super simple, too! You could go all-out with coloring on this one; I love the details in it. We get a LOT of swallowtails in our back yard. :)

OK, I'm outta here! :D Have a wonderful weekend! Stamp something, will ya?!?!? :D

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Get Well Card

Welcome to WEDNESDAY. :D I hope you're having a great week! Today is going to be a GREAT day; I don't have to go ANYWHERE. I'm staying HOME. :D Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. :D

Today's share is another "Filling the Spot!" card. :D This one's mine; I used one of the new stamp sets in the Idea Book, TAG IT, and the honeycomb embossing folder. I still love my Big Shot, y'all; how easy was this background, and the stamped image cut with the Chalk Talk framelits?!?!?

I used Whisper White and Pacific Point for card stock; the coloring on the stamps was with Pacific Point, Real Red, and Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Markers. :)

Someone asked me about why I used Dimensionals; I find that they work the very best at adhering anything to textured backgrounds. Almost any time I use an embossing folder, I'll either attach it to the card base with Dimensionals, or attach a stamped image/other piece with Dimensionals - or BOTH. :D My dear friend and customer, Mary (who I miss VERY much!!!!), asked me one time if Stampin' Up! called me to find out if something was wrong when I didn't put Dimensionals on my order. :D Nooooooooo - but maybe they SHOULD... :D (And another dear friend and customer, Kathy, told me how superior ours are to what's available elsewhere. I LOVE hearing that someone agrees with me!!!! :D )

OK, I'm outta here to enjoy my day! :D Have a wonderful day - and be sure to make the time to stamp something!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

MDS Monday: Naomi

Good Monday Morning! :)

Here's a really quick page for you - and super simple to do. Isn't she a DOLL??? Her first birthday is coming up, and I can't believe how quickly time has flown, or how big she's gotten. She and her mommy and daddy will be here for Christmas! I can't WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Hope you have a wonderful day - and be SURE to make the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Another Amy Card!

Happy FRIDAY - the first in August!! Seriously. How did the year get to this point so fast?!??! I feel like the world is spinning, dragging me along! LOL!!!

Today's card is an Amy share - and I really like this one a lot! It's caught some attention in the Stamping Spot, too! :)

Isn't it great?!?! She used the stamp set, THE GREAT OUTDOORS, and TEENY TINY WISHES. I think she used Cajun Craze and Garden Green card stock, and assorted inks and Stampin' Write Markers. She distressed the two layers, too, which really adds to the rustic feel of the card.

I really love the way she cut out the images - I can't cut straight borders to save my life! :D

Oh, and the links to the stamp sets are for the wood-mount; be sure and check if you want the clear-mount instead! :)

OK, I'm outta here. It's been a really busy week, and we have another busy weekend coming up. :) Enjoy your time with friends and family - and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMETHING. With someone would be best! :D