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!


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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!