Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Don't quit your day dream!

Hello there!  Hope you are doing well today! I've been hard at it in my stamp room this morning! I love sneaking out here and playing with colors and designs and all my fun stamps.  There is just something so therapeutic about creating.  I find it to be a wonderful stress reliever and who couldn't use a little bit of stress relief on a daily basis, right?! I put together another card this morning and wanted to share it with you, so thank you for stopping by! :)

I am loving the new Hexagon Dynamic Impressions folder!!  It just adds so much to a project! I used it today for the background and the small center piece of this card.

I wanted there to be some substance to the look of this card, so I threw caution into the wind and went with multiple shapes! LOL  I matted both of them against Crumb Cake to kind of break up the pinks and purple.

Isn't that texture just too darn cool?!!  I plan to buy every single dynamic folder that Stampin' Up! comes out with!!  I just really, really love the looks it gives.

This sentiment is from the Designer Tee stamp set.   It is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration sets you can earn when you place an order of $50.00. So much fun!

Here are the things I used to make my card today:

I am practicing time management and still have a bazillion things to squeeze into the rest of my day, so I must scoot!  Always nice visiting with you!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You are totally awesome!

Hello! I count my lucky stars every single day for all of the wonderful that I have in my life.  In fact, I often feel like the world's luckiest person!  My wonderful hubby and I have 4 amazing kiddos.  My sun literally rises and sets around them.  I became a mom young and decided that my career would be raising those kids.  (Rotten hours, minimal vacation time, no sick days, raises are not a thing, but oh soooo many benefits!)   It has always amazed me the amount of love that you can feel for your children.  When they are happy, it makes you sincerely happy!  When they get excited about something you feel that excitement too!  When they struggle though, it hurts you just as much as if it were your very own struggle.  One of my kiddo's is facing a bit of a challenge right now and it's very difficult to watch it happening.  Although there is no doubt in my mind that this kid will show the situation who is boss, it still stinks having to get through it!  My card today is inspired by the strength of my children and the incredible love I feel for them all! Corny...yep!  Mushy....definitely!  Life is so short though, so I believe it's worth mentioning to them every chance I get just how much better they make the world. :)

I used the new Hexagon Dynamic Impressions Embossing folder for the background.  It is so pretty!!  It leaves such a deep image in the paper and it just pops out at you!  

Lots of fun layers on this card!  I used the Layering Squares framelits for the sentiment collage and added flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set.  I added some stamped splatters and polka dots to add some visual texture to the flat pieces. I wanted to try to pull the whole look of the card together without going overboard!

Up close view of all of those layers.  I am just so impressed (pun intended! *giggles!*) with that embossing folder!  

Here are the things I used to create this card.  Cllicking on any of the pictures will take you to my online store where you can purchase all of these goodies! :)

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Ok, I am off to tackle more sheet rock today!  It's not going to finish itself (much as I wish it would!)  Have a good day!  I'll see you soon! 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Special reason

   Hello there!  Hope you had a good weekend!  We sure did!  Hubby and I got to spend some quality time together! He surprised me with a baby sitter and a planned date! It was really, really nice!

   On a whole other ( also very exciting) note!! I got a brand new, big ole shiny box of goodies from Stampin' Up!, so I have been playing with my new toys this morning!  Opening that box is like being a kid at Christmas time!  So much fun! :)  I put together a card and wanted to show it to you!

I am absolutely head over heels in love with the new Special Reason bundle!!  I passed by that in the catalog so many times, but finally broke down and bought it!  It is absolutely beautiful and is so versatile!!  My card today uses both the Framelits and the stamp set!

You can cut solid flowers or the outline or both with this set!!  My flowers today are made from both the solid ones and the outline!  I layered the outline on top of the solids to get this look.  I used just the outline for the leaves. Pretty cool!

Once I had everything all layered and in place I added Dazzling Diamonds to the recessed spots to get some sparkle. Love my sparkle!! :)   I thought it turned out to be a pretty little card. :)

Here are the things I used t o make this little guy:

Ok, I am off to finish some sheet rock!!  The joys of house building just never seem to come to an end! LOL  Have a great day!  I'll be back soonest with more to share!