Friday, June 30, 2023

TGIF #427 - Bonus Inspiration Challenge - Beach Party!

It's Friday again, so that means it's time for TGIF Challenge!  This week we are having a beach party, so grab your towel, swimsuit and snacks

I was up in Walla Walla last weekend visiting my BFF Bree Renwick (who also happens to be a fellow TGIF friend!). One of the fun things about visiting other stampers is that you get to play with their stash of goodies! I had so much fun playing with the So Refreshing stamp set and dies! I feel like the beach is the PERFECT place to enjoy a pitcher of fresh lemonade, don't you?? All that was missing was a an umbrella! This set is seriously adorable and pairs perfectly with the Sweet Citrus Embossing folder!

I used the edge of one of the blades on my paper snips to rough up the edges of the Whisper White and Bubble Bath layers ... I love the distressed look!

Stamps: So Refreshing
Paper: Whisper White, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly
Ink: Memento Black, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Accessories: So Refreshing Dies, Sweet Citrus Dies, Gingham Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Classic Matte Dots
Thanks for stopping by! Hope y'all have a lovely weekend enjoying something you love with people who make you smile!

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Sunday, June 18, 2023

Monday Montage #238


Happy Monday Montage! So glad you have stopped by! The girls have created some terrifically fun cards this week, so let's get started!!

I used the "tackle box" die from "Gone Fishing". I see sooo many different ways to use this fun die! My father in law is NOT a fisherman ... in any way, shape or form! I could see a "collage" every time I looked at the tackle box die, and the accompanying DSP is just soooo dang great!!

I then decided I wanted to add the great little bicycle die from the "Fun On Wheels" bundle.
If you look closely you can see that I used my Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blend to flick some speckles onto the sentiment panel. I got a little overzealous and ended up with a kinda chunky blob next to the "H" in Happy! On second look, I decided I actually liked it, so it stayed! I roughed up the edges of that same panel with my paper snips.

Stamps: Gone Fishing
Paper: Misty Moonlight, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Gone Fishing DSP
Ink: Pecan Pie, Misty Moonlight
Accessories: Gone Fishing Dies, Fun On Wheels Dies, Adhesive-Backed Solid Gems, Pecan Pie 1/2" Bordered Ribbon, Linen Thread
We had a wonderful weekend with family ... a reunion on Saturday and a lovely dinner on Sunday! It was fun to give this card to my father in law. He had NO idea it was made with "fishing" dies!!

Friday, June 16, 2023

TGIF #425 - Life is Better in Flip Flops - Technique Challenge

I'm back!! I spent some time with Lux Choral Society in the Pacific Northwest last week (a choir my son is in - sooo much fun!)! It has taken me several days to get back to "normal" ... why do we always need a vacation after we come home from a vacation??? Check out the TGIF Challenge challenge blog to see what the Team creatively produced this week!

I really have been wanting to dig into this Share a Milkshake bundle since the day I saw it in the new catalog! This was the absolutely PERFECT set to use to create a card with a "flipflop" element.  It has been FOREVER since I made a card of this ilk ... I had forgotten how satisfying it feels!

Here's a closeup! This is a basic A2 size card ... to create the "flipflop" element all you need to do is for the front panel back halfway (at the 2 1/8" mark). It then creates a "Z-fold". Super easy and super fun!

Stamps: Share a Milkshake
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tahitian Tide, Real Red
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tahitian Tide, Real Red
Accessories: Share a Milkshake Dies, 2022-2024 In Color Pearls, 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine, Basic Embossing Folder

Here it is all opened up. I used the dies to make the hearts on the right side and the stamps to add the little ones on the left side. This one makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to the weekend ... it's Anderson Family Reunion Time and I am soooo excited to see many lovely aunts, uncles and cousins!!
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Friday, June 2, 2023

TGIF Challenge #423 - Color Challenge

I think I have the right challenge on the correct Friday this time! YAY ME!! Hop one over to the TGIF Challenge challenge blog to see what the Team has created with this fun color combo challenge!

Songbirds and eyelet lace frames ... a most PERFECT combination, if you ask me! I created the frame by using the Darling Details Dies, and then filled the frame with images I cut, stasmped and punched from the Sweet Songbird Bundle. With a little bit of Linen Thread and a few In Color Pearls this little birdie looks quite comfy on that branch!

This really is a sweet little songbird. I loved punching out the wing and belly on this cute little body to add some extra dimension to him.

Stamps: Sweet Songbirds
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Darling Details Dies, 2022-2024 In Color Pearls, Songbird Builder Punch, Linen Thread

Crazy season has begun! I'm headed up to the PNW with my son's choir ... and to visit my daughter, and to visit some cousin who were just visiting us in SLC. I LOOOVE seeing my family!
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