Monday, July 20, 2015

Use Your Stash Red White and Blue

Welcome!  You should have arrived from Marie's blog. 

This month's theme was to use three colors on a project.  In keeping with the Use Your Stash idea, I pulled out some older papers and stamps for the challenge.


 Card #1 uses Surf's Up papers and Under the Sea stamps


 Card #2 Is a really old pack, Magnifique and the stamp set from the Avonlea card kit.  It's still one of my favorite thank you stamps.


Card #3 Uses Chalk it Up papers and Picture My Life card. These are from the current catalog and are available while supplies last. 


Card #4 Uses Heartstrings paper and Stickease also about to retire.

I hope you enjoyed the cards.  

From here, head to Pricilla's blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to Shirley's blog for the whole list.  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog hop--Water(color) Fun

Thanks for joining us on the Use Your Stash Blog Hop! If you are hopping along with us, you should be coming from Janet's blog

This month's theme was to color.  Love the look of coloring, but don't take the time to do it as often as I should.  It worked out perfectly that this month's Stamp of the Month, Ice Cream Dream, was an outline set.  I love the set and used this opportunity to color with my Copics and Shinhan markers. 

For these first two, I used the stamp set along with the SOTM. 

Colors: Pear, Sunset, and Star Spangled Blue (retired)



This one used Pixie, Glacier, and Thistle.



For the last two cards, I used the Paper Fundamentals papers in Whimsy palette.


Ice Cream Dream: 
I still haven't had a chance to make a card with the adorable dog or sundae. Soon!


It's just $17.95 or $5 with a $50 order.  To order, click here

The next stop is Wendy's blog.  

If you get lost along the way, you can view the full list on Paige's blog. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summer Fun

The boys and I were talking about making sure we didn't waste our summer, so we decided to make lists of what we wanted to do.  I was feeling creative, so I got out my art pens and colored pencils.  This was my result.  I may not have advanced art skills, but I do love to doodle.  Reminds me of the elaborate notes I used to create for my friends back in the days before email, social media, and texting ;)


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blossom Layouts

Blossom layouts from May Club.  We used Blossom papers, Stickease, and embellishments. I love the bright summer colors.  I'm sorry for the poor lighting.  It was storming when I took this, so natural light was not there.




I actually borrowed this layout from my uplink, Michelle Snyder.  She's awesome, and I just fell in love with the layout! 



Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Blossom Cards

These are a few cards I made using Blossom papers and Stickease, along with various stamp sets.  









Sunday, May 31, 2015

Teacher Gifts Inspired by Taste of Summer

 I wanted to do something special for the boys' teachers this year, and I found the idea for "Orange you glad it's summer" on Pinterest.  It worked perfectly with CTMH's June special, Taste of Summer. I found the gift buckets and a few items at Dollar Tree.  The rest I made or purchased at various stores.


For each basket, I made a set of 5 cards and the big card using Taste of Summer papers and stamps. 



Here's an up close shot of some of the goodies. Each one had a cup, orange slices, Trident, bubbles, a popsicle notepad, a Reese's, cards, a gift card, and beverages. Of course, I added an orange lei for fun.  




A picture of all five completed baskets.










Thursday, May 21, 2015

If You Stamp It Use Your Stash Blog Hop


If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop," you are right on track. WELCOME! 

You should be coming from Cassandra's blog

If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Shirley's blog

This month we are showcasing stamp sets we haven't used.  I have a few projects with a combination of old and new stamps. The first card uses the new Blossom papers.  It was inspired by a card I saw from Patricia 


I used a brand new stamp set I just bought, the new Operation Smile stamp set, Happy Everything.  When you purchase this set, Close To My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile. I have a feeling this is going to be one of my go-to sets! 



I also used a really old stamp set, A Posey. I've had this stamp set forever and never used it.  I thought it worked perfectly with the Blossom paper.   




For my second project I wanted to do some random stamping for background paper.  I started with one sheet, and cut it up.






I made the cards using the Chalk It Up Picture My Life cards.  





The stamp sets I used were Geek is Chic and LOL.  I bought these stamps when the Annual Inspirations book came out, but hadn't used them.  As a teacher, I thought I'd get a lot of use out of them, but they've sat there collecting dust.  The "Happy Birthday" is from the Operation Smile set.





Thanks for visiting!  Now hop on over to Heather's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.