Sunday, March 3, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop - Birds, Blossoms & Butterflies

And just like that, March has arrived! Wait, did I miss February? I guess since we had sickness run rampant through the household, snow days from school, and work was a little disheveled, February came and went in a blur. Time for March! We are expecting snow today and throughout the night, so I  was happy to focus on this month's blog hop that is all about birds, blossoms and butterflies!  

I inked up my Butterfly Gala stamp set and went to town stamping lots and lots of little butterflies in Memento Black ink! I love that it's a Two-Step Stamp so adding color to each one was fast and easy. I decided to go with an ombre effect from top to bottom and highlight some of our gorgeous pink inks starting with Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and finally Lovely Lipstick. 

I punched each one out using the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch and adhered each one with a glue dot so the wings could still be popped up for dimension as if they were in flight. The words are from a Sale-A-Bration set, Part of My Story. I LOVE a good 'words' stamp set, and this one is fabulous!! 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you will continue on to see what the super talented Dani has created. It's sure to be gorgeous! 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop - Share What You Love

February came in with a bang, that's for sure! A frigid cold week with snow, followed with my little one coming home from school sick. As I am typing this, he is laying in the chair snuggled under a blanket resting his tired eyes. *sighs* Poor guy....

Last week, we had talked about Valentine's Day and his upcoming class party. I thought I would use the new So Hoppy Together stamp set and whip up some cute little valentine's to exchange. This cute little froggy was begging to be inked up.

These valentines are small like the usual ones kids exchange. The three colors of card stock I used were Real Red, Whisper White and Granny Apple Green. The left card shows the front with the fun, little froggy talking. The word bubble is from the Foxy Friends set. The right shows the back of the card with the message, "Hoppy {heart} Day!" and where Jack will sign his name. I used the Labeler Alphabet set for the letters and the Tabs For Everything set for the heart. He has a small class this year, only 17 so these really didn't take long to whip up!

This little froggy was too cute not to use again, so I thought it would be fun to whip up some simple little thank you's to put in customer's orders. These are kind of like the same concept, but with a twist. I used Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo card stock instead of the red. The words are from the Best Bunny set where I omitted the "HI" and added the "THANKS!" from the This Little Piggy set. Of course a little treat is needed so this little guy is holding a chocolate heart. Too fun, right?! 

Love is definitely in the air! And frogs! LOL Thanks for stopping by, make sure you check out the wonderfulness that Jeanna has created! Stay warm my friends.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop - Happy New to You!

Happy New Year my stamping friends! Here's to a fresh start, new opportunities, and adventures yet to be had! Our theme this month couldn't be more appropriate. I LOVE new stamps. I fully admit it, I am a stampaholic. Inking up a stamp for the first time is admittedly thrilling! Today I decided to ink up two new sets. I'm living on the edge, I know. Ha!

Incredible Like You is a great new stamp set. The words, the simple two-step stamping images, it's a keeper! I decided on Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, and Melon Mambo for the color combination. The darkness of the black really makes all the other colors 'pop'. I added texture to the Melon Mambo card stock using the Tufted embossing folder and the words were stamped on a Stitched Circle Framelit. I stamped the flower with Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo ink and several of the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink, one with full ink and one at half strength. Then I meticulously cut them all out and snipped them apart. I finished with a sprinkling of rhinestones and Voila! 

Another great set is Amazing Life. The words, the fun images, this one is so versatile! I started off by stamping the four leaf clover in Call Me Clover ink on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock. It truly does look like a piece of Designer Series Paper in real life. I stamped the words on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then put that behind a piece of Call Me Clover card stock that I die cut an oval on. Using dimensionals between these two layers help create depth. Did you check out the 'HAPPY'? I stamped that word on a piece of Gold Glimmer paper, which was a little tricky with the texture, and then carefully cut out each letter just inside the lines. A little extra work for a great affect, LOVE it!

I am going to enjoy playing with these new sets this year. I hope you will enjoy seeing the creations made with them! Make sure you check out what the talented Sara has whipped up for you to enjoy with all her new toys. You know it'll be magnificent! Thanks for stopping by!