Wednesday, April 29

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Guy Greetings

Welcome to this weeks Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!
Our task this week was to create with the fabulous Guy Greetings stamp set! I must admit my hubby (a.k.a. Stampin Stud) has pretty much had this set in his possession since it arrived so I had to pry it out of his hands to get my projects done... Lol!
So my first thought was to make up a few fun tags & let my projects evolve from there.
I got these cute gift bags at Ikea recently & they inspired my color combo.

Sadly my father passed away when I was in my early 20's  but I love that this set has other male family members included. My grandpa (& grandma) is the one that raised me so I was excited to create these cards with him in mind.

Well thanks for hopping on over now lets go visit the wonderful Sarah Sagert!
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Thursday, April 23

Its Fancy Friday!

WELCOME to Fancy Friday!
It's always a little heartbreaking saying goodbye to our favorite toys but the sting is always quickly remedied once we get a glimpse of that glorious New Catalog!
But for today we are celebrating the retirement of some of our faves-

This Gold Soiree DSP is just all kinds of amazing & I will SO miss the Hello There hostess stamp set. But I must admit I was doing ok with the retired list until I got to the Champagne Glimmer Paper...SAY IT ISNT SO Waaaahhh! Then to add insult to injury, COASTAL CABANA & it about pushed me over the edge. Let's just have a moment of silence for the 2013-2015 In-Colors
Ok while I go grab a box of tissue head on over to visit my fantabulous friend Becky Cowley!
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Wednesday, April 22

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- DSP Showcase

Welcome to this weeks Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!
This week our assignment was the Gold Soiree &/or the Moonlight DSP stack-
I really enjoy the Gold Soiree paper, especially the slick surface it has. Feels so luxurious Lol!
Some of the patterns are a little bright so I decided to add a layer of embossed vellum to soften it a bit. My favorite pattern in the pack is that fabulous Gold stripe so I am hoarding it & only using tiny strips. Or maybe I will just go crazy & stock up since its on sale for 50% off!
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For this one I really wanted to keep it Clean & Simple since that paper can just about stand on its own. Hubby had a little input on this one as we debated which paper to use- I was going to go with the Blackberry polka dot piece but Hubs voted for this one. I liked both so figured I'd let him think he won.. tee hee hee!
Alrighty let go see what beautiful creations Sarah has made for us today!
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Wednesday, April 15

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Doggie Love

Welcome to this weeks Artisan Blog Hop!

Today we get to share the projects we made for the Stampin Up Facebook page!

I chose to use the Mother's Love stamp set & mix it up just a bit. When I saw this set I thought the 2 step stamp looked like muddy dog prints so I used the Baked Brown Sugar marker to draw little circles on the stamp to resemble dog paws even more.

Wouldn't this be a fun card to send to a friend that added a new fur baby to their family?
I am hoping that my Grandpa will be getting a pup soon to keep him company.
They have a way of being so therapeutic, don't they?!
Thanks for stopping by & keep hoppin around so you don't miss any of the fabulousness the Team has created!

Wednesday, April 8

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Birthday Surprise

Welcome to this weeks Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!
Our assignment this time around is the Birthday Surprise stamp set!

I must admit when I saw this set I felt a little uh...Challenged. But once I inked it up I was on a roll!
This is the most perfect set for those pesky Dude cards that we all struggle with!

Love how these turned out but the next card was my favorite-

For the last one I stamped the Birthday Hat in a rainbow of colors & punched them out with the... Pennant Builder or Christmas Tree, I cant remember which but either one should work, Lol!

Don't forget to stamp some fun Cello bags for your par-tay!
Now its time to hop on over to Sarah's lily pad & see what fun she has in store for us!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 1

Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Mothers Love

Welcome to our first hop of the month!
I'm super excited for todays hop since we are doing things a little different- we will all be working with the same stamp set each week! Our assignment this week is Mothers Love...

So of course I have to start with a very straight forward Mother's Day card. The flowers were fussy cut from the Painted Blooms DSP. Sentiment stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

Then I started thinking of ways to change things up a bit-

Gotta love those Stampin Write Markers! Tip: If your image doesn't come out dark enough just trace over it with the same marker.
Worked like a charm & eliminated the slight splotchy look that you can get when using markers on your stamps. I love the font of these sentiments!

I wanted to use my Flower Flair Framelits in a way I haven't done before & am liking this a lot!

So my last card is for my hubby- we kind of joke around with the phrase "Like a Boss" so I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the sentiments in this set.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my projects & I can not wait to see what the other gals have made so lets go visit Sarah!