Thursday, November 29, 2018

Scooting on by Santa

The Christmas season is upon us. I've begun my shopping, planning, decorating and perhaps have listened to a song or two to get my spirit in the mood. To welcome in "the most wonderful time of the year", I figured I would ink up my new So Santa stamp set. These Santas make me laugh!

I decided to ink up the big guy riding on his scooter. I used various Stampin' Blends to give him some color. The "HO HO HO" background is actually a stamp from the Labels To Love stamp set that I stamped repeatedly. So fun and so easy! This card just made me smile while I was making it. I hope it helps to get your spirit in the mood for the holiday season. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Enjoy Life

Happy Thanksgiving my friends! I hope you are enjoying time with family, friends and loved ones. I will be a little later today, so I am going to keep today's post short and sweet. 

With this week's colors, I decided to highlight the Tranquil Tide color (which I will admit, I rarely use) and ink up the Enjoy Life set. Using this one color for all the images helps to make them 'pop' a little more. I added the Copper Foil to mimic and accent the greeting banner, and a card base of Grey Granite helps to ground it all together. So simple and quick, but wonderful! Enjoy your day friends!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Serene Thanks

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, I took my inspiration for this week's sketch challenge from the colors and feelings that come along with this time of year. 

The stamp set, Serene Garden can go in many different directions simply by the colors you choose to go along with it. In this case, I used Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to add all the different shades. I thought the darkness of Basic Black would really make them all 'pop'. The words are from the Painted Harvest set and fit perfectly with this layout. Happy stamping!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Clean & Simple Leaves

I love these three colors together for this week's color challenge! I decided to go for a slightly more modern twist for my card. With clean lines and a simple design, the colors really pop!

Using the Leaf Punch, I punched out six leaves on piece of Whisper White card stock. I took my 1 3/4" Circle Punch and punched around each of those leaf openings. I then took pieces of Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Mint Macaron and punched leaves of out them. I adhered the six white circles onto a piece of Mint Macaron and then inlaid a leaf into each opening. It's hard to tell, but to add even more interest, I used Wink of Stella and put it on each leaf. The words are from the Sunny Days stamp set and inked in Night of Navy ink. You may be wondering where I got the Mossy Meadow bow from. I took a piece of White Baker's Twine and using my Mossy Meadow ink pad and sponge, I sponged it until I achieved the tone of color I wanted. Easy peasy! Make sure you wait a few minutes for the ink to soak in and dry before tying it into a bow or you'll have ink all over your fingers. Ask me how I know. *wink wink* This card is going to a  dear friend who's going through some rough times now with with family. I thought this might be a little unexpected comfort for her to find in her mailbox.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Creation Station Blog Hop - In All Things Give Thanks

Hello stampers! Welcome to another fabulous Creation Station Blog Hop. This month's hop is all about giving thanks. Something everyone should do more often, including myself. I am anxiously awaiting the changing colors of the leaves. In the mean time, I decided to use that as my inspiration for my projects. 

Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso are all the colors I am anticipating to see soon. I used the large leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and die cut out three leaves in a row from a piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the splatter from the Swirly Bird stamp set all over the card stock in Crumb Cake ink. I took pieces of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry and adhered them behind the opening of each leaf. Using the vein leaf die from that same thinlet set, I embossed it with gold embossing powder and tucked it behind the piece of Whisper White card stock with the words stamped on it. The words are from the Country Home set that I absolutely adore! I stepped it up a notch and stamped the "thankful" again on a piece of card stock this time in Cherry Cobbler ink, and cut it out. I popped it up on mini dimensionals to give it more visual interest. 

To coordinate with my card, I created a triangle box and filled it with sweets! With a little scoring and folding, it was easy to make. I took a 4" x 7" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped all over it. Then I folded it in half at 3 1/2" and opened it back up again. I then scored from the 2" spot on the 4" side to each of the corners that the initial fold created. I did that on both sides. Then simply fold each crease and punch a hole on each side, fill with sweets and tie shut with a ribbon! Absolutely no adhesive needed! Woo hoo! 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope these inspired you to do a little giving thanks of your own. To see even more inspiration, hop along to the wonderfully sweet and talented, Kathy Kartak. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Falling Leaves

Last night my friend and I took our kids trick or treating. What a warm and wonderful night to walk around her development! We talked, we laughed, we enjoyed all the decorations and nice people handing out candy. The kids enjoyed themselves as well, another Halloween in the books! I guess it's time now to welcome in November. *sighs* This year is going by too fast!

In honor of the season and my anticipation for the leaves to change colors (it hasn't happened here yet!), I inked up the large leaf stamps from the Colorful Seasons set and created away! It's hard to tell, but the vein leaf stamp was actually inked in Versamark then embossed in gold so the leaves have a beautiful sheen to them. The large piece of Early Espresso card stock was sent through the Big Shot and embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. I hope this month is a wonderful one for you! Looking forward to stamping with you soon!