Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FM 169- Beautiful Butterfly

Ok, so I am just getting back on my feet after an AMAZING convention. It was so fun to see all the new Holiday Catalog Products!!! I can hardly wait to have them in my hands and show them to you.

Today's card is one that I really like. I love butterflies and I love the color purple, so this card is the perfect combo.

Here's your Mashup Challenge: 
  • Create a project using a "Background Stamp".
  • Create a project with "something 3-D on it".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "project with a 3-D element and a Background Stamp".

Did you know that you can make backgrounds out of any stamp set you want too? This was so fun to do. I pulled out all my purple ink pads, lined them up from lightest to darkest and began stamping. It also was the perfect touch to add a little 3D butterfly off the page.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stampin' Celebration-It's a Girl!!

Good Morning everyone!! Today's post is going to be super quick. I am right in the middle of getting ready for Stampin' Up's Convetion in Salt Lake City. Whoo Hoo! I am so excited.
Today's Stampin' Celebration is a sketch by Cori.

Here is my take on the sketch.

I don't think that you can ever have too many baby card lying around. Have you seen the new paper pack called "All Abloom"? It's so gorgeous. I love the colors and the prints. So much fun.

Alright everyone take a few minutes to check out the Stampin' Celebration Blog for the other Design Team members. Some very cute stuff.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

FM168- Happy Together

Good Morning Everyone!! Today at the Friday Mashup we have a new challenge for you! It's all about summer and the colors, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Mellow Moss. Whenever I think of Summer, I always think of camping. Now camping is not my most favorite thing to do as a mother. As a child, I loved it.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the colors" Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon & Mossy Meadow".
  • Create a project with a "Summer" theme . (Beach, Picnic, Swimming, etc.) 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Summer project using the colors above".

So first let me say, this card is very simple by my standards. That's ok though because sometimes you need a simple card, especially if it's a guy card. They don't need all the froo froo that we like to put on cards.

 Like I mentioned before, when I think of summer I think of camping. 
This week my son is on a boy scout camp. It's the first time he's been away from home
 without his dad or I there. I miss him!!! I thought it would be fun if he found this card 
on his pillow when he got home. I chose the sentiment "Happy Together" for two reasons,
 one because camping always coincides with family and usually we're "Happy" when we get "Together" 
and two, I will be "Happy" when I'm back together with my son.

Enough, cheese. Now it's time for the challenge. Head over to the Friday Mashup Blog and see what Summer inspires in you. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

God Bless America

Happy Wednesday to everyone! I need to apologize for the lack of posting on time for the Friday Mashup. With it being the 4th of July weekend ( a very big holiday in our family) and kids in general, things haven't gone quite the way I wanted them to. Anyway, I promise to try and do better.

On to the post. So this week for the Friday Mashup, Heidi issued the challenge to do something called Watercolor Wash. This was a new technique to me. There's a link on the blog with a great tutorial if you want instructions.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a Project with a "Watercolor Wash".
  • Create a "CAS project or one with Minimal Layers".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "CAS project with a Watercolor Wash".

Ok, so I am super excited to show you my card.
 It represents a lot more than just a card for a holiday,
 it's a tribute to those who have gone before us and 
defend our country and freedom with their lives.

Now if you'll allow me to get sappy for a minute, I just want to dedicate my card to several men in my life who serve their country because they have a great love for it. My grandfather is gone now, but he served in WWII and ended up becoming a POW in the Philippines. His story is truly an amazing one. He's been a great strength to me. Also, my father, 2 brothers and brother-in-law all currently serve in the military. I am grateful for their example as well.

So now, I want to challenge you to try your hand at something new like Watercolor Wash and also check out the other Design Team's cards. They are beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SC #82

Happy July everyone!! Can you believe we are half way through the year? It has gone by so fast! Well since it's the beginning of a new month, we have a new challenge over at Stampin' Celebration!

This picture is sooooooo cute and so inspiring! However, for some reason, my brain was already "on vacation" and I did the wrong sketch completely. I know, I can't believe it either. Anyway, by the time I discovered I had done the wrong challenge, I didn't have time to change it so you're getting it anyways even though it has NOTHING to do with the picture above.

Okay, so this card looks like it belongs back in April. However I fell in love with this stamp set when I saw it in the new catalog. It's called FLOWER PATCH and it only comes in Photopolymer. Now for some of you who might be worried about trying something new, don't be. One thing I love about this stamp is that it's clear. It gives a whole new meaning to "two step" stamping. I also love that the  photopolymer sticks super, super well to the clear blocks. One tip: I have noticed with the photopolymer that you kind of have to break them in a little bit. The first time you stamp with them, they don't stamp as well. The more you stamp with them, the better they do. Just keep that in mind.

Now I want to challenge all of you to head over to the Stampin' Celebration Blog and check out the rest of the design team. They've done a fantastic job!!

Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Stamping!