Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Seeing Pink for TSOT 297

Good morning!

I have totally lost track of time and am a day behind!

For Try Stampin' On Tuesday's challenge #297, we have a fun sketch with the optional window element.

I took that element to the max and wanted to primarily feature that. I love window cards!

At first I wanted to make a Christmas Card. Then, I thought to make it monochromatic and non traditional in color. Then I scrapped the Christmas idea altogether and decided to use SU's Mountain Adventure set with my MISTI to make sure it lined up perfectly the first time. If you don't have a MISTI, it's a must have! (You can also make your own, just do a quick pinterest or YouTube search)

It needed a color pop, so I added a teal-ish glimmer paper (non SU brand) and the closest matching ink color, Coastal Cabana (retired SU in-color), a small vellum banner and bakers twine. The Wink of Stella glitter brush pen added the perfect amount of snowy glimmer to finish off the card. 

I hope you decide to play along with this challenge! There are multiple ways to play! Join us on Facebook or at the Try Stampin' blog! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a stamptastic day! 

Product List
Pretty In Pink 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Pretty In Pink 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Pretty In Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Pretty In Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
Banner Punch
Banner Punch
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Blog Hippity Hop for 295!

Good morning!!

It's feeling a little more like winter up here in Alaska! Not much snow yet, but hopefully soon? The masses are worried about the lack of ground insulation for buried pipes and whatnot, and I'm over here like "But I like not using a coat and snow boots"


So for this blog hop, we have a TON of talent in store! We had a great layout to use and it's the last of our Christmas showcase.

 Fun, right?

Here I go again with the Simply Scrappin' kits! I'm kind of in the mood to use all my old retired stuff. It's kind of a personal goal to get a lot of it all used up. Baby steps. Because I am a hoarder. Don't judge, we're all in the same boat. ;)

I used some old and a touch of new with the Thankful Banners stamp paired with the Sparkly Seasons sentiment.

NEXT on the hop, Vicki's Blog!
PREVIOUS on the hop, Lori's Blog!

Want to play along with the hop? Submit your project to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog or the Facebook page! Did you know you could win a prize? All you have to do is follow along and make a comment on ALL of the Design Team's cards! A winner will be picked next Tuesday!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with and what you think about our hop! It's a great time to play along because it'll get you ahead on those pesky Holiday cards! (wink wink!)

Supplies: (because most are LONG retired to use TAMS)
Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit (Retired)
Thoughtful Banners Stamp and Punch
Sparkly Seasons Stamp
Chocolate Chip & Cherry Cobbler Inks
$1 bakers twine from Target
Metallic Gold Thread
Stampin' Trimmer
Fast Fuse
Mini Glue Dots
Wink of Stella Pen

Thanks for stopping in today!!! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and have a stamptastic day!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WWC90 Black on White Challenge

Hey there!

So the Watercooler Wednesday crew posted a great challenge today that is super simple!

Maybe too simple....

Just simple enough that I could read the rules and whip something up real quick like.

I love it!

So here is what I came up with. 

I knew to make it easier for my brain, I needed a BIG focal point. Such as font or this delicious old farm truck from Countryside (loooooooong retired). I added the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration set, What I Love. 

If you know me, you know I love stamping that can be totally accomplished (and quite possibly blogged about) in under 10 minutes. 

Thanks for popping in today! Have a stamptastic day!

Product List

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Favorite Christmas Card....

Hey everyone!

I apologize for the lack of blogging. Winter is on its way up here in Alaska. While its been cold, we haven't had any real snowfall as of yet.

Which is fine by me.

I'm really enjoying our extended fall that we are having.

Onto this weeks Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch! This was a great sketch and I had so much fun putting it together!

We're also having a Christmas Extravaganza! Nothing like getting some holiday inspiration (and working on those holiday cards!)

Here's my take! Isn't this so fun?! I just love everything about it. I had fun coloring it and stamping with my MISTI. Then it assembled just as I imagined. (And that doesn't happen often, haha)

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you have a stamptastic day and I hope to see you playing along with us!!

Remember, follow me on my Facebook page to keep up to date with all the action! 

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!


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 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!

Simply Scrappin' Cool Kids (Retired)
Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors (Retired)
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

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!