Friday, June 26

It's time for our TGIF Monthly Challenge Remix & this marks our 2 month challenge anniversary! And while we are talking Anniversaries- Me & Hubby will celebrate our 11th this weekend!
How did I get so lucky to find a guy so incredibly amazing?
Well I decided to go with #tgifc06 & #tgif08...
I have been wanting to try a little free hand water coloring -

I went super simple & just painted some Blushing Bride swirls & added a Pear Pizazz border. Then  I had a moment of insanity & thought fussy cutting the "Happily" would be a good idea. Although I love the way it came together that took longer than I thought it would. Lol!
Well that's all I have for now but make sure you pop on over to see what the rest of the TGIF Team created!

Wednesday, June 24

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop - Sprinkles of Life

Welcome to this week's ADT Blog Hop! I'm super excited to see what the team has created with the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set! This is a "must have,"  not only because you'll be helping out a wonderful charity but because it's uber-cute too!
Alrighty, well lets take a look at the cards I created for your viewing pleasure...
For this little 3x3 I mixed the stamp set with some punched glitter paper! I even used some mad paper piecing skillz on that tiny candle!

Loved how easily this note card came together! The "silver lining" so cute!

And of course we have to squeeze in a triple scoop to top it all off!
Ok, now let's go see what FUNTASTIC things are goin' on at Sarah's place!

Friday, June 19

#tgifc08- Together Forever

Yep Friday has finally rolled around again! It's been a long few days & I'm looking forward to spending the weekend with my hubby & the girls. Well enough about that how about we get to the Challenge-

Even though hubby & I are far from newly weds we are celebrating our anniversary next week! So the "Together Forever" inspired me to make a card for my sweetheart.

When we were dating hubby used to draw me the sweetest things & one of my favorite things were these cool Letters that he would draw. I tried to recreate the feel by embossing my letters & using a Smoky Slate marker to add some shadows. I think it turned out kinda neat & it will hopefully remind him of those fun times. Well thanks for stopping by & I hope to see your creations over on the TGIF site!

Thursday, June 18

#tgifc07 - a little late
Well even though our Sketch challenge is over I still wanted to blog about the card I created.

Last week I had way too much going on & didn't have a chance to write up my post.
We had my Grandmother's memorial last Saturday & I hosted it so there was an insane amount of work & time that went in to it. Anyway I created this card for my aunt to thank her for her help.
Here is a little picture from Grandma's memorial. (I will probably blog more about it later.)

Anyway thanks for stopping by today & hope you come back tomorrow for a
New TGIF Challenge!

Wednesday, June 17

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Free Stamps!

Welcome to this weeks Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!
We get to share the projects we made for the Stampin Up Facebook gallery & if you have been hopping you know our theme is Hostess Stamps!
As I browsed the catalog I was completely smitten with the Free stamp on pages 179-181; I think they may be my favorite stamps in the whole catalog!
It was a difficult decision but I chose to use Happy Birthday Everyone-

Paired up with the Bohemian DSP & the Gift Bag Punch Board...So Fun!
TIP: I didn't have any Window Sheets handy so I stamped on a cello bag & attached it behind the cut out.
Well as usual I can't wait to see what the rest of the Team has created & I'm sure you are too so lets go visit Sarah!

Wednesday, June 10

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Hashtag B-Day!

# celebrate #partytime
Thanks for joining us for our Birthday Bonanza! If you have been hopping around you probably already know we are focusing on all things Celebratory. We are parading around the new Cherry on Top line of products & the Layered Letters alphabet stamps! #love
If I could get away with it I would exclusively speak in hashtags! But the only one that would appreciate such a thing is probably my friend Teneale Williams! #sheisawesome
Ok but seriously lets get on with the festivities...

#bday!!! How fun is that! I have been really wanting to send someone a little mini banner along with their b-day card & this one will be so perfect!
Alright well before I start the crazy hashtagging  again jump on over to visit Sarah- I'm sure she has something #amazing for you to see!

Friday, June 5

TGIF- #tgifc06 Watercolor

It's Friday & that means time for a new TGIF Challenge!
This week it's all about WATERCOLORING!
This look is so trendy right now & I'm glad we get to play with it this week!


Funny thing before we start- I had my eyes dilated a couple hours before I started making this card & its the closest I'm coming to "Blindfolded Stamping". Sheesh!

I got to ink up a Brand New stamp set called "Best Thoughts" . I embossed the flower in gold & why I thought it would be a good idea to fussy cut with my eye situation I have no idea but nevertheless I powered through. Next I filled my aqua painter with 91% rubbing alcohol (Great tip shared by my sweet friend Connie Collins!). Then I kind of haphazardly water colored with Blackberry Bliss & Cucumber Crush. Mmmmm! I stamped the sentiments from Happy Birthday everyone & cut out the words to make a bit of a custom sentiment!

Well I hope you enjoy playing along with us this week & make sure you check out what the rest of the Team has created for you! 
Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, June 3

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Baby on the Way

First off before my husband has a heart attack -NO more buns are being baked in THIS oven!
But it's always exciting when friends find out they have a new addition coming so I was totally inspired by the recent news a little birdie told me!
(Loved this sketch challenge so I had to use it again)
This week the team is sharing projects made with a few new Stampin Up tools- The Gift Bag Punchboard, Banner Punch & the Tree Builder Punch. I chose the last two for my card. I must admit when I first saw the Banner punch I was like hmm do I "really" need that...then I was reminded of all the times I tried to hand cut the perfect tail only to be disappointed in my lack of skills in cutting a straight line. Lol! So if it makes life even a little less frustrating then YES I do need that!
Now lets chat about that Tree Builder, my opinion- CUTEST PUNCH EVER! So versatile & the matching stamp sets just really makes it a home run with me!
TIP: Use the raindrop to make a little egg for your nest. ;)
Ok I gotta run over & see what the rest of the Team should come too!
Sarah is up next~