Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Simply Scrappin' to the Rescue!

Good morning friends!

This week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday, we have an optional theme of 'Back to school' and I was at a complete loss.

Sure, I had a few school related stamps that I could use, but no paper that I could recall.

Then, I remembered deep in the midst of my stash.....there they were.......

Simply Scrappin' kits!

WAHOO!

Haha, once upon a time I thought I could scrapbook. All of my friends were doing it, but I just never could. I have multiple kits, albums, but alas....no completed scrapbooks and the kits still in the cellophane wrappers.

While I pushed those feelings of incompleteness aside, I moved on with cards and started investing in Project Life. Don't worry, they aren't done either. haha!

Anyway, back to the challenge. That hoarding paid off (as it usually does) for this lovely back to school card! The Simply Scrappin' kit saved the day and is super adorable! It has all the things needed (besides stamps) to make scrapbook pages and cards! I wish we still carried them, to be honest.

And textured cardstock, how I missed thee.


Cute, right?! Along with the school theme, we have this layout to play along with:



So, bust out your 'Back to School' ideas and join us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a stamptastic day!

Supplies: 
Simply Scrappin' Cool Kids (Retired)
Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors (Retired)
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
[126981]
$5.95
Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
[119261]
$5.95

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to school!

Time is flying by here!

We are getting back into the school routine and making sure we are starting off strong! My son started 7th (!!!!) grade and my daughter is still home with me, and she is equally as busy!

I've been crafting, just again, doing a terrible job at keeping up with my blog. Sigh... wonder if there is a better way? I'll think on it!

In the meantime, we have a new challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! It's a great layout featuring embossing as the optional technique. I love the texture or the elegance that embossing (either heat or dry) brings to a card.

Here is what I came up with:


I actually did zero stamping for this card. A while ago, when I got the "Thoughtful Branches" bundle I played with the set, then set the few images aside. When I put this card together, I thought, I'll just use that! Trimmed it up and plopped her right on there! Simple! So, remember that when you are playing with images, is to save them! You never know when you might actually be able to use them!

Supplies: (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Crumb Cake Cardstock, Red striped cardstock (a non SU scrap that I held onto), Always Artichoke CS, Thoughtful Branches bundle, Argyle Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Early Espresso CS. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed today's card!! Have a stamptastic day!




Wednesday, July 13, 2016

HOT dog!

Hey friends!

Holy cow, it is HOT in Interior Alaska right now. Skortching. We've been in the 80's and its literally killing us.

I know what you're thinking, "really? 80's is nothing!" haha. Well, for a place that doesn't believe in AC and it feels like the sun is inches from your skin, it's hot. We can handle the -40's no prob, but anything over 75 and we're whining like a bunch of babies.

:)

Anywho, my son is in wrestling camp this week and I think I've driven to Fairbanks 1000 times in the last 7 days (typically I don't mind driving to FBX and back, but 3 times a day is getting a bit much). I've been trying to stay in town occupying the time outdoors with my 4 year old to reduce driving back and forth. Because of that, there has been little time on the computer, so I apologize for being a day late in posting my TSOT designer card.

The sketch theme is "The wonder around us"


Here's mine!

Typically I don't deviate from the sketch shapes too much, but what I had in mind and what would work were two different things. I decided to fussy cut the images and slightly layer them to resemble the sketch. I also stuck with the Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake colors to keep it monochromatic for a nice "guy" card. I added wink of stella, well, because Wink of Sella. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a much cooler stamptastic day!!

*Not listed on the below is the Plane and Simple SU clear mount stamp and 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon.  
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Time flies! Time for TSOT 277!

Hi Friends!

Summer in Alaska is in full swing, and all the nice weather has me running to the hills and totally neglecting my blogging. (Sorry!)

We've had record temps (over 90 some days--ouch!) and crazy rain and thunderstorms as well. So with that, we have been doing all things outside especially since it's our last year in this gorgeous state.

Don't worry, I've still been creating!

Try Stampin' on Tuesday 277!


Here's the sketch:

Theme (optional) Vacations!

Fun right? You should come play along with us! You can find us on Facebook or at the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Blog

Do you follow me on Facebook yet? You should! I am much better about posting there in real time, and you'll catch tips, videos, and techniques that I love! 


Thanks for stopping in today! Have a stamptastic day!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Retro Watercooler Mashup!

Hey friends!

Today I decided to mashup a few challenges and see what would happen. I chose the Retro Rubber and Watercooler Wednesday challenges!



So, here's what I came up with...


This card is a little out of character for me, but wanted to try a technique and gosh darn it- it was going to work. 

Or turn into a finished project that maybe someone else would love. 

I kid. It really looks pretty in person. 


The technique was to sponge the embossing folder than press it onto the card. While the embossing folder looked awesome, not too much transferred onto the paper. I tried to recreate what the folder looks like and came up with this. It's not my particular style, I know someone (maybe you!) love it! The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes (2011?)

It was fun to just play without guidelines. 

Sometimes our brains just need to sponge outside of the lines to be happy. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a stamptastic day!

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Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
[123113]
$7.95
Occasional Quotes [clear-mount] FRA ESP
Occasional Quotes [clear-mount] FRA ESP
[120142]
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