Thursday, February 14, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop: #SimpleStamping

Hey there stampers! Welcome back for another fabulous One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  It's time for some #simplestamping.

Before I share my card today- I want to give a little background on how I came up with what I created.  When I was little (and I do mean little- think mid 70's or so) The Grape Ape was my favorite cartoon.  I don't really remember exactly why- I just remember always wanting to watch it when it was on and loving every minute of it.  Fast forward to last night- I opened my Stampin' UP! order and the first stamp set I grabbed out of the box was Hey Love.  One of the images in that set is an ape.  Literally the first thing that popped into my head was "Grape Ape".

Which brings us to today.... Super simple stamping!

It's not the most fabulous card ever- but it does remind me of the Grape Ape (even though Grape Ape wore a green jacket, a baseball cap, and a green bow tie).  Yes- I used the blends however I did not do any shading at all.  I simply just colored the ape in.  As the ape image doesn't have a bow tie or a green jacket- I've added a piece of Granny Apple Green ribbon to add that "Grape Ape" feel. 

The inside of the card was stamped with the I'm ape over you image.



My 3d project is a little but more involved but the stamping is once again super simple.  


Angie J. shared this project on her blog a few weeks ago and I thought it was super cute.  I however changed mine up a bit!  I didn't go with the Grape Ape theme here as I didn't have any DSP to match. I instead chose the stinkin' sweet skunk from the Hey Love Stamp Set.  Isn't he adorable?

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  Be sure to follow along on the hop! 
Use the links below to follow around on the hop with us!  We have LOTS of gorgeous creations to share!

Thanks for stopping by!






Monday, February 4, 2019

A little Gnome fun!

Hey there stampers!  Today I'm sharing something OTHER than a stamped card!  Why?  Simply because on April 19, 2019 my husband Mike is fulfilling his dream of running the Boston Marathon.  Since he's not an elite runner and does not have a qualifying time- his only option to run the marathon is to raise $10k for charity.  Thankfully- he was chosen to be a member of the Red Cross Team and has been raising money towards his goal.  

I've been trying to help Mike get to his goal the only way I know how!  By selling the items that I create.  These gnomes have been so popular!  They sell for $20 each or 2 for $35 (shipping is extra and is based on actual shipping cost).  


These little cuties measure approximately 5-1/2" tall and are totally adorable!  


I have made many gnomes in many different colors.  Even for the holidays!  We've got the Valentine's Gnome above and the St. Patrick's Gnome below!


Mint green Gnomes with hand needle felted hearts...


Houndstooth print...

and many many more.
I have a limited number of gnomes available for purchase!  Looking for a different gnome?  I'm happy to customize the best way I can!  Please email me with any questions or to place an order! 

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Thanks and Happy Stampin'!


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop: Share What You Love


This month's Creation Station theme is "Share What You Love".  For my project- I have chosen to create 2 cards with the same basic layout but with different elements.  When the Occasions Catalog came out- I convinced myself that I didn't "need" any of the sets that could be used for Valentine's Day.  Boy was I wrong.  I'm really wishing I would have bought them now!  They would have been perfect for this month's challenge!  

For this challenge- I created 2 cards.  Both have pretty much the same layout- just different elements. The first one features the hearts stamp from the Treat Time Stamp Set and the LOVE sentiment from the Labels to Love Stamp Set.  Both of which are available in the Annual Catalog.  


The second card focuses more on the LOVE sentiment from the Labels to Love Stamp Set.  


Both cards have the Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon.  It's so cute!  I love that this particular ribbon is available in 3 colors.  It's one of my go to ribbons as it ties nicely and looks great!


Here are the cards together.  I'm not sure which one I like better!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope that you will follow along on the hop!  There are lots of beautiful creations to see!




Friday, February 1, 2019

#tgifc197 Color Challenge

Hey there stampers!  Welcome back for another TGIF Challenge!  Today we are having a Color Challenge using Coastal Cabana, Berry Burst and Pineapple Punch.  This is such a bright and colorful combination!  


Since February is the month of love I wanted to create a "love" themed card.  This fun card features the Labels to Love and Treat Time stamp sets from the Annual Catalog and the Well Said stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  


On the Coastal Cabana layer- I used the cluster of hearts from the Treat Time stamp set to create a border for the Berry Burst layer.  The LOVE image from Labels to Love was stamped 6 times to create a tic-tac-toe board.  (Did you notice that Coastal Cabana won with 3 diagonally?) 
A Pearlized Doily peeks out from behind the Berry Burst layer.  


The 1/8" Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon adds the perfect amount of brightness to tie this fun card all together.  A simple "you" banner tied to the bow completes the sentiment.  


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!

Product list:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Berry Burst, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Inks:  VersaMark, Pineapple Punch, Berry Burst, Coastal Cabana
Stamps:  Well Said, Labels to Love, Treat Time
Tools/other supplies:  Rhinestone Jewels, 1/8" Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Pearlized Doilies

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'!


Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday Montage #131





Hello there stampin' friends!  It's time again for a fabulous Monday Montage blog hop!

My card today features the adorable Hedgehugs Stamp Set.  This adorable set has been around for a while now and I can't believe I'm JUST getting around to using it now.  



This set is absolutely adorable!  The little hedgehog is so sweet!  Although I created this card for a "thinking of you" card- it could also be used as a Valentine.


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Basic Black
Inks:  Pool Party, VersaMark
Stamps:  Hedgehugs, Artisan Textures
Tools/other supplies:  Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Silver Metallic Thread, Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits Collection, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch




Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Friday, January 18, 2019

#tgifc195 Inspiration Challenge - Disney Style!


Hey there stampers!  Welcome back for another TGIF Challenge!  Our challenge today is All about Disney!  We are each making cards inspired by our favorite Disney characters.  Who is your favorite character?


Winnie the Pooh is my favorite Disney character so it's only fitting that my card be created in honor of Pooh.  


Everyone knows that that silly old bear loves hunny so a card with a bee hive was in order.  Creating the beeswax was super simple using Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Since Pooh always seems to find trouble while searching for hunny- I have added a few bees in the mix.


As you can see from the picture above- the bees are dimensional.  To create this look- I simply stamped, die cut and colored 2 bees for each finished bee.  Using a Stampin' Dimensional- I carefully layered one bee on top of the next.  A few layers of Clear Wink of Stella were added to make the bees sparkle.  


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!

Product list:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Inks:  VersaMark, Tuxedo Black, Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend, Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend
Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet, Dragonfly Dreams
Tools/other supplies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Clear Wink of Stella, Big Shot, Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'!


Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday Montage #130





Hello there stampin' friends!  Happy New Year!  Welcome back to our Monday Montage blog hop!

Do you ever just fall in love with a stamp set that you didn't think you'd actually like?  That's exactly what happened to me with the Incredible Like You Stamp Set.

It's not that I didn't "like" the stamp set- it's just that I have a TON of floral stamp sets that I don't use very often and I wasn't sure how much I would actually use it.  Honestly- it's now one of my go to sets!


Part of what makes this stamp set so fun is all of the different floral elements.  There's lots of flowers, leafy images, stems and sweet sentiments.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Stamps:  Incredible Like You
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam, Pinapple Punch, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other Supplies:  Pearl Basic Jewels




Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com