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Seeing Pink for TSOT

Good morning friends!

So turns up, today is NOT Monday. It is actually Tuesday and totally spaced posting this entry.

I hope you all had a relaxing Memorial Day. As a Veteran the day means a lot to me, as I've seen so many pass before me. Thank you to those who paid the ultimate price, it's because of them that we are able to enjoy so many freedoms today.


Before it's too late, here is my design team card for this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge! We had a fun sketch that also had the add-on of a monochromatic theme! It just so happened that I got fun new ombre papers from the NEW SU catalog!



I used the new Eastern Medallions suite and it is really as beautiful as all of the pictures show. I must admit, I jumped on the train to order when it first came out, but was intimidated to use the dies. Now I regret doing so! They are SO beautifully detailed and have TONS of combinations. I used them with the new Lovely Words Thinlets. 

I used NEW 2017-19 In Color Ber…

Tranquility in Tulips

Good morning friends!

Do you ever see a stamp set and not fall in love with it until someone else posts something awesome with it?

Not me. Never.

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, we are fortunate to be able to order select items early when a new catalog is about to be released. I LOVED a lot on the pre-order, but not enough to initially buy, ya know? That Tranquil Tulip set stood out to me, but I held off. Then I saw a video using the tulip set and a Label Me Pretty set, which I wasn't a fan of at all.

I. Fell. In. LOVE.

LOVE.

Fast forward to today when both packages are now here and I am in happy stamping bliss land.

Here's what I came up with:


For Mother's Day there were some beautiful purple tulips in my bouquet- which unfortunately made their way to the trash today. I memorialized them with this card. I also wish the Wood Textures DSP would be all in this one pattern, I just LOVE it. Its gorgeous and reminds me of one of our old barns growing up, which had tulips gr…

Wacky Watercooler's "Carry Over Celebration" Hop

Oh Hey! Good evening everyone!

I'm super excited to be a part of the Wacky Watercooler's blog hop again! These ladies are a blast and always have great conversation and projects! I feel like if we all met in person we'd be quite the gang!


My favorites are not the "oldest" sets per-say, but they have survived another annual catalog cycle which is a feat in itself!

The first card I made is one you probably saw on my Facebook in the demo or Stampin' Cafe groups. I love it. Simplicity is my game and this one came to me out of nowhere and I'm so glad it did!



I used a sheet of the gorgeous new Wood Textures DSP pack and stamped the sentiment from Big On Birthdays in Soft Suede to look like it was carved or burned into the wood. I then took the Seasonal Sentiments dies and cut the center out of the card and layered it onto soft suede to give it some dimension, and then tied some "contraband" $1 Target twine around it to complete the rustic look. (I did…

Feminine Sneak Peek!

Hey everyone!

I'm back from a whirlwind weekend of the United We Roll Alaska State Roller Derby Tournament and it was a blast!!

It's probably my favorite event of the year.

 I don't have much time today to chat, as I have 7 minutes to submit my card for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge!!

This week's theme was feminine!

Here goes!


I'll come back and edit once I submit!!
See you soon!

****Okay! Submit with 3 minutes to spare!

This gorgeous DSP is from the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog that will be released June 1! It's called Delightful Daisy and pairs with a pretty awesome punch. The colors are soft and feminine and I think you'll really love this pack. The sentiment, which is so sweet, is from the new Colorful Seasons bundle and I know for a fact you will love this one. It has TONS of stamps and matching dies to coordinate with the set.

I offset the paper and used the scallop circle from the layering circles thinlets, then stamped the sentiment in Versa M…

Teacher Appreciation week!

Good morning!

This week kicks off Teacher Appreciation week, which admittedly I completely spaced until a friend asked for a few cards.

Then I remembered I signed up to bring stuff for my son's school. So a quick Snicker's salad a a few cards later, I was back ahead of the game!

For today's cards, I needed something that I could make quickly, so I went to Pinterest looking for a little inspiration and found that Erica Cerwin made these lovely teacher cards! Great Scott- I was on a roll!

So, here is my cased version!



Anyone else think that Thoughtful Branches should have stuck around longer than a month? You'll have to pry this one from my cold dead hands. 

Adorable, right?! I changed a few things on the card. I didn't have the writing notes stamp, but I did have 1 single piece of some brand of stitched designer paper! I searched high and low and eventually found it. It had beautiful thread stitching around the border, but desperate times called for me to cut it.  

Project Life for TSOT!

Good morning!

This week's blog theme should be titled "All the things I should have purchased before they hit the retirement list."

I think it's pretty appropriate. haha.

I've watched TONS of gorgeous creations made with the Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! kit, but thought "nah- I don't need that. I have TONS of other PL kits that are collecting dust."

Thats until they hit the retirement list and have discounted prices. Cha-ching. So, here I am again with another late-to-the-party creation!

This week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday we have a really fun sketch layout that I think everyone will enjoy! It's easy enough that a simple card will look great and leaves enough to the imagination that someone who likes to spend a lot more time than I do on cards will enjoy.

Here's my take:


Here's the sketch: (In reverse order because blogger likes to make the first picture ginormous)

Fun right? Come play along! We like to hang out on