Friday, April 20, 2018

Finally Friday

Hi stampers!  It's FINALLY Friday!  It's been a week with Ian being sick and Jon being gone.  Ian is also starting to drop naps which is really hard to get used to since he's been a three hour napper on average for about two years.  He still needs them a few days a week and he napped well the past two days after being sick but it's definitely messing with MY routine :-)  I haven't got much done this week!  He's not napping today and I should go stamp while he's binge watching PJ Masks (he's still tired but I'm letting him just be lazy instead of napping so he actually sleeps tonight lol) but I can't seem to get up off the couch.  Oh well.  Instead, I'll share a card since I didn't get a post schedule last night I guess!

I held off on the Truly Tailored Suite for a while but I always need masculine cards and this one is great!  I whipped this one up pretty quickly with a sketch I'd had pinned.

I hand trimmed the main image and then used the punch to make a mat for it.  I also chopped off the ends of the label for a bit of a different look.  Don't forget you can alter our punched images.

Have I mentioned I'm going to miss those washi tape packs?  I'm also going to miss the enamel dots! I need to start using mine up so here's a start.

Happy stamping!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Similar Sets

Hi stampers!  I'm late at posting again.  I should have had time to prep this post yesterday with being stuck at home all day with a receiving Ian, but I didn't.  And by the time I wrangled him into bed (in my room...he may never sleep in his own room again, sigh), I was too lazy to do anything at all.  Jon's been in Dallas so I was flying solo.  He is feeling better though for sure, he was a NUT last night at bath and bed time lol!

Anyway, hopefully life will get back to normal today!  I have had this background on my desk for WEEKS and just couldn't do anything with it.  I based it off of a card in the Occasions Catalog.  But, instead of using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set for the flowers (I did use it for that large sentiment), I used Happy Birthday Gorgeous!  I had Perennial Birthday for display stamper and as soon as I got it, I thought it looked really similar to HBG.  I think they work really well together and I was happy to see both back in the new Annual Catalog!


I've used this color combo to death, I know.  But it works!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebration Time Tuesday

Hi stampers!  I'm a little late in posting this since yesterday didn't go as planned.  Ian told me he had a headache when he got up but he was acting normal so I didn't think much of it.  Fast forward to his dietary therapy appointment and he all of the sudden acted totally strange and got sick!  Luckily I know him pretty well and got him to a trash can!  Needless to say, we did NOT have therapy.  He was really miserable with the highest fever I'd seen him have and couldn't keep anything down and we were alone as dad was out of town so I took him to urgent care.  They think he had a nasty tummy bug and let me tell you, Zofran is a miracle worker!  About 20 minutes after they tried it, he was back to his old self, being a cat and everything :-)

He slept pretty well and has currently asked me for snacks about 6000 times this morning so it's pretty safe to say he's doing better :-)  It was bad timing though since he got sick literally minutes after my order of new goodies arrived!  I was going to do a FB live about the new ink pads and of course that didn't happen, nor did blogging.  Hopefully I can get back on track today!

So, it's the perfect time to show you another card with the Celebration Time bundle because I LOVE it and am so sad to see it retire AND I'm totally celebrating Ian feeling better :-)

If you don't have this bundle, you NEED to get it.  Like now!


I couldn't wait to pair this set with some Coastal Cabana aka the best color ever!  I also can't believe I haven't used that little bow much.  I did a FB live on that die cut the other day.  A lot of people don't even know what it is.  It's a teeny tiny bow and it's adorable!  There are a few little tricks to it so watch that video, ok?  You need that washi tape, too!

And can we take a minute to talk about how amazing technology is these days?  I had planned to go grocery shopping after Ian's appointment and it did NOT happen but we were in desperate need of food (more for me, lol) and a new thermometer and some meds for him.  I have seen people shopping at Target for Shipt so I signed up and it was amazing!  The young man who got my groceries was nice and only got a couple of minor details wrong (like full fat cheese...oh well lol).  My husband probably makes more errors shopping than he did ;-)  Anyway, it was a total lifesaver and while I don't think I'd utilize it all the time, it's a wonderful option to have and a real lifesaver yesterday!  I only wish I could get my Stampin' Up goodies brought to my door in a couple of hours, ha!

Happy stamping!

Note:  Coastal cabana card stock isn't listed in the supply list yet.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Make And Take Monday

Hi stampers!  I hope everyone had a good weekend and happy Monday!  I was in SUCH a funk last week and I have no idea why!  Could be because it's never going to be spring?  It's so cold!  Even in Oklahoma!  Who knows what it is but I'm hoping this week is better and more productive:-)

Speaking of being productive, I did a thing at OnStage!  I actually MADE the make and takes, LOL!  As much as I love stamping, I don't really love making the projects at events.  They aren't usually my style and I don't like sharing all the tools and waiting (LOL), plus I'm usually busy visiting and socializing and don't multi task well ;-)  I also like to design projects as much or more as actually making them.  Anyone else feel that way?

But, I did make all the projects this time and I actually really loved one of them!


I really love this card and I REALLY love the Share What You Love Suite in the upcoming catalog!  It's gorgeous paper and the colors and prints are really amazing!  And what's super exciting, is that while demonstrators can order it now (mine should be here today), customers are going to be able to get their hands on it early, in May!  how fun is that!?

Another awesome thing about this card is that it uses Mint Macaron!  It's one of my all time top favorite colors and I'm so happy to see it coming back!  Isn't it pretty???

The little ticket type tag was made by just chomping off a bit of each corner with a circle punch.  That's a trick I always forget about!  It should have a colored sentiment but I guess the new ink pads weren't ready for the event.  I'd like to remake this one with Tranquil Tide, I think!  See the tiny little pearls there, they are tide and come in a fun pack with colors that coordinate!

See where I mentioned I'm busy talking at events?  I wasn't paying attention and realized I didn't put my doily on before I put my sentiment down.  Whoops!  I was able to fix it real quick by chopping it in half and sliding it in place.  Whew!


Kudos to the concept artist who did this one!  It's my favorite make and take of any event!

Happy stamping!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Fab Friday 135

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  We're at the close of another week and this one happens to be a Fab Friday week!  We have a sketch for you this time!



I got distracted and totally forgot to chop off the sides of my background panel like the sketch.  Oh well.  Creative liberties I suppose ;-)

I haven't used this set to it's fullest to I pulled it out with the awesome Picture Perfect DSP Stack.  The stamp set is so funny.  I like sarcasm :-)


Upon second look, I think I should have added one of our tiny bows instead of the lemon lime twist ribbon.  I always have good ideas when it's too late, ha!

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