Thursday, September 27, 2018

Here Kitty, Kitty!

We all know someone who is either a dog lover, a cat lover, or both! I grew up with a cat in the house and a dog outside on the farm. Neither went into the other's territory and all was right with the world. *smiles* The Pretty Kitty stamp set was just too cute to pass by, and has been in my stamping arsenal for some time now. When colored this light grey, the little guy reminds me of my childhood cat, Chuck.

This week's color combination seemed perfect for the idea I had in my head with this stamp. I wanted a trio of these little guys stamped on die cut squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits. The Tufted Dynamic embossing folder adds a touch of softness that balances out the splatter from the Swirly Bird stamp set. The greeting is from the new stamp set, Country Home. This card is going to my cat loving friend I haven't seen in a little while. Hopefully she'll like it! Have a great stamping day my friends!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Treehouse Fun

The number one set on my list when I first saw the new catalog was Treehouse Adventure. It's fun for kids and adults, good for all different occasions, and is just plain CUTE!  With this week's sketch challenge, I figured it would be neat to incorporate this fun treehouse.

The base is Coastal Cabana card stock stamped with the sun from the Sunny Days set, and a piece of Crumb Cake and Grapefruit Grove layered on top. The greeting is also from the Sunny Days set. To mimic sun rays, I stamped the little pennants from the Treehouse Adventure set, just rotated them 90 degrees first. I just love the colors and fun aspect of this card! I could only wish to have had a treehouse this awesome growing up. Mine was much more simpler, but still fun! Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Quick and Easy Buffalo

Hi stampers! I'm going to keep this post short and sweet as I have a lot of things I need to accomplish today in between the raindrops. It's been raining on and off for days now. Everything is saturated. Even Jack's school bus has had to take alternate routes to pick up the kids due to different roads being closed because of the water. And now there's a hurricane coming, that depending on how it hits, we may feel some effects from it. Oh my!

I'm in LOVE with the new Buffalo Check stamp in case you couldn't tell in my creations lately. I mean, the pattern is pretty in any color you try! This one happens to be Pacific Point. Once I stamped that, the rest of the pieces, whether punched or die cut seemed to fall into place. Sometimes you just need a quick thank you and this card fits the bill! Want a sneak peek of the inside?

I thought it would be fun to mimic the outside on the inside! Too fun! And what a nice little surprise for the recipient. Hope you are staying safe and dry my friends, wherever you are! Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Creative Pens

Word on the street (aka The Weather Channel) is that this weekend is going to be rainy and about 25 degrees cooler than it was in the middle of the week. What?! Really?! It was a high of 94 on Tuesday and 93 yesterday, and they are calling for 69 on Saturday. Oh Mother Nature, how you play with us so!

I thought it was time to highlight a set I had inked up in a while, Crafting Forever. It is a rather fun set, and this card uses only two of the nine awesome stamps it includes! The pens not only create a fun background when stamped tone one tone, this one being Smoky Slate; but also a colorful focal point when stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and colored with various Stampin' Write Markers. The saying is a motto I would love to be able to do! But alas, life does get in the way sometimes. Darn it. Happy Stamping my friends and go do something creative today!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Creation Station Blog Hop - Power of the Punch

Two days. That's when Jack heads back to school. The summer has flown by and third grade is upon us. *sigh* He's nervous, but his teacher seems nice and his good buddy is in the same classroom, so here's to keeping our fingers crossed for a good year!

This month's blog hop, "Power of the Punch" got my creative wheels turning. With the fall season upon our doorsteps, I thought I would create something for my favorite time of year!

Isn't this crate of acorns just the cutest? Love them! And they were easy to make! How you may ask? With three simple punches and a little snip, snip!

I used the largest of the two balloons on the Balloon Bouquet punch in Crumb Cake (just snip off the little tie end), the 1 3/8" Circle punch (cut that in half)  and the leaf from the Lemon Builder punch (just snip off the top third of the stem end), both in Soft Suede. Voila! instant acorns!

I wanted these little guys to shine, so I kept the rest of my card pretty simple. A strip of Whisper White card stock stamped in Crushed Curry ink with our fabulous new Buffalo Check background stamp adds a touch of color. The saying from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set seemed appropriately funny. 

Hope you enjoyed my nuts! Make sure you hop along to see what the sweet and funny Andrea has to share. Happy Stamping!