Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sweet Treats!

A day OFF!! A DAY OFF!!! I can't remember the last time I had an ENTIRE day where I did NOT have to leave the house! I could just STAY HOME!!! Which I did ... and it was GLORIOUS!!

As I was putting some things away in my crafty cupboard (ok ... yeah, I have TWO of them!) ... so as I was putting some things away in ONE of my crafty cupboards I came across my little Gift Bag Punch Board. And I just stared at it ... "How long have I had this???" "Why haven't I ever actually USED this????" Well DANG!!! So last night I looked up a "how-to" video on youtube to make sure I could figure out what I was doing ... and I made this fun little bag!!! How stinkin' caYOOT is THIS??? It was easy to make ... and I'm pretty sure after making a couple of them you could put yourself in mass-production mode for those Christmas neighbor treats you're gonna make this year, right??? I used the SUPER adorable "Festive Farmhouse" stamp set for the sentiment (and the framelits, too!)! This is going to be a GREAT holiday season ... I can already tell!! But it's STILL nearly 100 degrees outside ... and August ... so I'm not quite ready to dive in YET!

Stamps: Festive Farmhouse
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Red Glimmer, Under the Mistletoe DSP
Ink:  Night of Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Farmhouse Framelits, Sprig Punch, Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Striped Burlap Ribbon, Gift Bag Punch Board

Back to work today ... sigh ... at least my craft room is STILL CLEAN ... and awaiting my next visit!!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Just Because I CAN!

I got home from work last night, found something to eat and then settled back to watch some Netflix (after the last couple of weeks, I was SOOOOOO in need of a "decompress" kinda night. Then it hit me ... I have NEW stamps and a CLEAN craft room ... and NOWHERE ELSE I have to be!!! When does this happen???? Like EVER???? So I did what any good crafty person would do ... I picked up my iPad and headed down to ye ole craft room and made a card!!! Look at me GO!!! Hahaha ... I need to do this more often!

Playing with new things is FUN! (DUH??!??) I hadn't intended on making a "baby" card per se ... but when all was said and done, that is what I ended up with! I am LOVING the cute little Twinkle Building punch (even the NAME of it is ADORBS!)! A moon and some stars ... simple and amazing! Stars just make me happy. And this DSP???? A-MAZ-ING!!! It's SOOOOOOO pretty!! This Night of Navy background with the little stars on it was ALMOST too pretty to cut into ... ALMOST!!! It is my favorite pattern in this particular pack of paper, so I just went for it!!!

Stamps: Little Twinkle
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Vellum, Twinkle Twinkle DSP,  Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Balmy Blue
Accessories: Twinkle Builder Punch, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Stitched Framelits Dies, Maps Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Silver Ribbon

So ... back to what I posted yesterday (was that just yesterday??). I have had an idea in my head FOREVER as a gift for my hubby. He does SO much for everyone else and ALWAYS puts himself last. I have to DRAG him to do things for himself sometimes!! Anywho ... many of you already know that he has his private pilot's license AND built his own plane (and experimental ... and RV-9A to be exact). It is stored in a hangar out at a tiny little airport in North Salt Lake. Hangars are HUGE, people!! The walls are wide and HIGH ... and up until this weekend the walls at the hangar were EMPTY!!

We have been collection aviation "stuff" for quite a while. I have been wanting to hang it up in some sorta collage for a very long time. And now I have COMPLETED it!! I couldn't be happier with the results ... and my hubby could NOT have been MORE surprised for his birthday last Sunday!!! He had NO clue what I was up to ... but by Sunday morning he was going a little crazy as he figured I was doing SOMEthing!!! He just had no idea WHAT!!! Don't ya just LOVE when you have an idea and it turns out even BETTER than you imagined it??? It was exhausting but VERY worth it!

I have NO other blogs to link you to today (weird, isn't it??)!! I crafted because I COULD ... and it was FUN ... and it was GOOD ... and all is right with the world!

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Monday Montage #122

GEEEE WHIZZZ!!! This past week was SOOOOOO very crazy-busy in my life!!! Between work, helping out my mama, attending events for family and friends and working on a project for my hubby's birthday, I am WIPED OUT!!! Luckily, I had enough energy left to create a card for this week's Monday Montage Blog Hop!

If it looks ANYthing like an airplane ... or ANYthing like something that will fly?? Yeah ... I'm-a buy that!!! Which is why the Best Route Suite that came out in this year's catalog was at the TOP of my list of things I needed to get ... like RIGHT NOW!!! Since my hubby has his private pilot's license and spent 10 years building is own airplane, you could say that aviation is a big deal at my house. We spent a good chunk of the day last Saturday doing what is known as a Young Eagles Fly-In. We round up pilots from our local EAA Chapter (Experimental Aircraft Association). They volunteer their time, their planes and their fuel to fly kids between the ages of 8 and 17. The primary goal is to get the next generation pumped up about aviation. It worked brilliantly ... FIVE pilots flew 135 young eagles!!! It was a long, hot and exhausting day ... and TOTALLY worth it!!!

Which brings me to this little gem of a card. Between the Young Eagles rally and the collage I created for my hubby's birthday to hang on the wall in his hangar (stay tuned ... I'll share photos in my next blog post), I have airplanes on the brain!

Stamps: En Route
Paper: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Best Route DSP
Ink:  Gray Granite, Pineapplej Punch, Mango Melody, Blueberry Bushel
Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Trio Corner Punch, Maps, Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon

Here's a blog roll just in case you get "stuck" trying to hop around ...

Monday Montage Hoppers
Amy O'Neill - Amy's Paper Crafts
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey - Sugar Shack Designs
Dani Dziama - Dani's Thoughtful Corner
Elizabeth Price - Seeinginkspots - NOT PARTICIPATING THIS WEEK
Julie Warnick - Julie Warnick Stampin' Up! Blog
Kaitlyn Zumbach - Create with Kaitlyn - NOT PARTICIPATING THIS WEEK
Melissa Stout - The Stamp Doc
Wendy Weixler - Wickedly Wonderful Creations - YOU'RE ALREADY HERE!!

This week looks to be MUCH more manageable!!! Is it too late to plan a nap??? Hahaha ... if ONLY I could find the time to do THAT!!!

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... their projects are FLYING HIGH!!

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Fab Friday #143

Hey Howdy and Happy Fab Friday!!! I cannot even BEGIN to tell you how much FUN I had creating this card today!!! I have a bunch of lovely-pretty new stamping things that I have not had the chance to play with ... YET!!! The stamp set I used for this card was one of the FIRST things I knew I was going to HAVE to HAVE in my collection!!

This treehouse!!! I mean, SERIOUSLY??!??? It's soooooooo cute!!! I love all the little pieces in this stamp set that you can pick and choose to make your own fun little treehouse scene. Also ... even though I don't actually have the Tropical Chic Stamp Set yet (notice I said YET!), I have been LOVING everything in that suite!!! The DSP I have in the background and as the stripe on this card??? They are from the Tropical Escape suite!!! It was the PERRRRFECT background for this!! I am totally in love!!! How fun is it that the cloud shapes from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies set work with the leafy bits on this treehouse set???? I am in LOVE you guys!!

Stamps: Treehouse Adventure
Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Luscious Lipstick, Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Luscious Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Classic Label Punch

Sweet and easy card sketch to inspire ya ...

Here's a link to the Fab Friday Challenge Blog so you can play along:

Fab Friday Challenge Blog

Check out the Fab blogs of my fellow Fab Friends:

Mindy Backes
Cindy Beach
Heather Heroldt
Brian King
Amy Koenders
Justin Krieger
Amanda Mertz
Brenda Myers
Jan Tinklenberg

Family Reunion is Saturday ... my mama's side of the family. I LOVE getting together with all of my cousins, aunts and uncles! Ahhhhhh, SUMMER!! LOVE IT!

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