Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Over the Rainbow

Hey crafty friend!
I watched a simple stamping video earlier today by SU home office, which got me messing around with my blends as a quick and easy way to make a background. 
So naturally I made a rainbow cow with ‘Over The Moon’ because June is also #pride month. I paired it with the rainbow sheet from the retired ‘How Sweet It Is’ DSP pack, and made a Z-fold card! 
Here's the quick n' dirty details:
1. Cut and score card base (long ways) at 4 1/4 x 11", score at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4". Fold card in half, then scored panel back on itself. This creates the Z part of the fold. (see, easy!) 
2. Cut DSP panels 2 1/2 x 4" (2 of these) and then 1 at 4 x 5 1/4. Adhere to card. 
3. Stamp cow image on whisper white using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then using blends in ROYGBV order, color back and forth with light real red, light Mango melody, dark daffodil delight, dark granny apple green, light Bermuda bay. 
4. Cut image using rectangular stitched dies. Cut Bermuda Bay layer using next biggest size and adhere together. Place adhesive (tear and tape or other strong adhesive) on right half of panel and adhere to card base. 
5. Cut inside layer to 4 x 3" and stamp confetti images (from Retired Picture Perfect Birthday stamps) in ROYGBIV colors. Stamp sentiment and punch with classic label punch and adhere to card front. 
6. Stand back and marvel at your creation! 

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Delightful Friend

Hey friends! 
It's been a while! 
I thought I gave up blogging for good this time. Except, i didn't think of all the things I'd miss- Pinterest, challenges and blog hops! I thought, oh Facebook will be good enough. And it is, unless you want to do those things (mostly). Long story short- I'm back! 

So I’ve been holding on to this paper because, let’s face it, it looked like an absolute nightmare to adhere. I just envisioned a mess of liquid Mono glue and it’s stickiness every.where.

Enter spray adhesive! What a game changer!
I was able to make 3 or 4 more with minor changes all in about 30 minutes because of it.

Fun, right? The black card was made just by stamping the ink pad directly to the paper! I'm telling you, so easy!

I know you have some of this paper hanging around- grab your spray adhesive and go to town! Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area, please? 
Happy stamping! (or spraying)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Catch me on the flip side!

Hey friends!

Its no secret that I'm a terrible blogger! (its okay--I've worked through it!) But, I do still craft and do post A TON. Just not here.

Its not you, its blogger's simplicity. Or lack there of.

You see, I'm a Facebook junkie. I can post instantly away from my computer, make photo edits on my phone and frankly its bliss. I love simple.

So you don't miss out on a thing, go ahead and follow me on Facebook. I rarely schedule a post, so know if you are seeing my posts, they are exactly what I'm doing. Kinda cool, right?

I'm also on Pinterest, Instagram (not as much, but can link to Facebook....sooo... ;) )

And of course, my Stampin' Up! business page!

Hope you see you around, friend!

Me at OnStage 2018 in Orlando, FL. November 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

On the Waterfront

Hey friends!

Hopefully your week is going off without a hitch so far. If its not the week you planned it to be, luckily its still early yet, so lets finish it with a bang. (As I tell myself its ONLY Tuesday!) 

I've been busy in my craft room making things that range from pretty to silly and things in-between! It's been a good time! Anyone else their own greatest source of entertainment?

Sorry for the terrible photo. Please forgive me. 
Have you tried the Waterfront builder set yet?? It is STUNNING. This is a set that needs to have a permanent forever place in your craft room. Aside from making beautiful mountain scenery, you can also make beaches, city skylines, the sky is the limit with this one. You can also combine it with other sets (new and old) to make backgrounds, grassy patches, etc. Its really great and I hope this one sticks around for a long time. 

It makes me miss Alaska dearly. There's nothing better than waking up on a camping trip to a view similar to this. Aside from living near it. Maybe we'll be back one day!

I posted this on Facebook the other day. It's really so true. Who would've known I'd become a hoarder? I'm sure there were some signs. My bank account has been screaming this for years. "For the love, woman! Stop shopping!" haha. 

Speaking of which, I should go do some stamping! 

Have a stamptastic day and the rest of the week! 


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

For you, Love.

Good morning, friends!

Valentines Day is right around the corner and that means love is in the air ;)

That means its time to whip up some quick Valentine's projects! Quick because its now less than a month away.


On top of it just being Valentines day, it's also my son's GOLDEN birthday. How in the heck did he get so old. 14!

While I have a mini crisis, lets talk Try Stampin' on Tuesday's new Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

I decided to go diagonal on the tic tac toe board:

Have you ever made an eclipse card? They can be as easy or hard as you want to make them. I chose the easy route, trying to stay as simplistic as I could and really like how it turned out. My original plan was to have a banner on the bottom but didn't have a sentiment suitable for what I had in mind. 

The sentiment is from the old trusty "Thoughtful Branches" which was a limited supply stamp available a few years ago. 

I'm still sad it never made it into a catalog. Le sighhhhh. 

I hope to see you playing along with the challenge. Remember, you can play along in the TSOT Facebook Group or on the Blog

Have a stamptastic day!


Are you following me on social media? You should! Check out my Facebook page here, filled with loads of nuggets ;)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and a fun New Year's day so far! For Christmas we decided to drive to Arkansas to visit my sister in-law's family! One of the perks to being back in the lower 48 is ease of travel! We left Grand Forks in time to miss some ugly negative temps (which was nice for the first time in 6 years!) We came home and rang in the New Year with the neighbors and had a blast!

I don't make many resolutions anymore. I feel like it personally sets us up for failure, so instead I *try* to be better day to day and make my resolutions into goals and have them be attainable. One of my goals is to blog better by making a plan and not just going at it all willy-nilly. Once we moved I really threw my blog onto the back burner and started using my Facebook page more because its muuuuccchhh easier. I love easy. I do most of my FB page from my phone, so it doesn't require downloading and saving, etc. We'll see.

With the blogging better, I'm participating in the Watercooler Wednesday challenge -and by the skin of my teeth mind you. Lol.

This weeks challenge was a 2-week Masculine challenge!
Light. The constant challenge in my life. 

After looking up a clothing company for a teenage nephew, I decided to match my colors to it. Actually, the whole website looks like an 80's/90's beachy SoCal throwback. Scary. Now just to keep the card in a safe place so I can mail it in March. Haha.

I used the new Epic Celebrations Sale-a-bration stamp (available 3 January!) for this card. It is a cool teen card because of the elements, which I feel was missed in the SU Annual Catalog. I honestly wasn't sold on this set as first, but after seeing some other awesome ideas, and having a teen son myself, I knew this would be a shoe-in! (hahahahahahahahahaha)

Insert teen eye-roll and disappointed sigh here.

Seriously though, what teen doesn't love converse and music. Perfect!

Cheers to the New Year and have a stamptastic day!

Leave a comment, tell me how you rang in the new year and what you plan to make!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza Week!

Good evening, Friends!

A late post today, but I just wanted to share a reminder about the Online Extravaganza happening all this week! What better time to save on goodies for yourself or other crafty friends?

I wanted to make a card showcasing Milestone Moments, once of the sets on the 20% off sale (Monday only). I LOVE this set. When it came out in last years (well, I guess it was earlier this year) Occasions catalog (the Jan 2017 catalog) I KNEW I needed to have it. It has gorgeous eye-catching fonts and can be left very simple or can be stepped up into something more amazing.

I cased this beauty out of the 2017-18 Annual Catalog! It was so easy to make and took less than 20 minutes! I purposely kept it very simple because you don't need a ton of stuff to start paper crafting! 

Click photo to shop! I appreciate your business! 

I hope you get some good deals at this year's Online Extravaganza! Drop me a comment, let me know what you scored!!

Have a stamptastic day!! 

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