Friday, June 23, 2017

Inky Friends Blog Hop

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BLOG HOP! Yeah! 

Welcome to the Inky Friends very first blog hop! I'm so excited to be part of this hop. I haven't done one since this group was part of the Stampin' Addicts hops. We have gotten together do show you some of the new goodies that are in the Stampin' Up! catalog that when live on June 1. Great to be with old friends again!

I am the first stop on this hop but the blogs are all linked together in a circle so you may have come to me from Sara or Twila depending on which way you are hopping around! And in case you get lost along the way, you can go HERE to see the list and get links! Have fun hopping!

Without further ado, here are the projects that I created with the new stamp set Always & Forever. I LOVED this set from the moment I set eyes on it! The tree stump, the rings and that beautiful font! Now, my daughter's impending marriage may have helped my infatuation with this set. I did use her wedding colors to create all these projects.

These first two cards were fun to make. The Forever card uses the new Pinewood Plank embossing folder. There is Wink of Stella on all the little hearts on these two cards.

Now these two cards I adore! The Pinewood Plank shows up on the Mr. and Mrs. card too. Did you see the Tree Rings stamp? Isn't that just cool?

I have been doing more and more scrapbooking and I love to do double layouts. Here's my double layout with Always & Forever.

Well, there are my projects for this hop! What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know! Come back on Monday for some close up of these projects and the list of goodies that were used to create them.

Thanks for checking my projects out! You are now off to see what Twila did with the A Little Wild stamp set! Or maybe you are going backwards and off to see what Sara made with Sharing Sweet Thoughts!

Happy Stampin'!
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Birthday balloons

Hey, ho! How's everyone doing? 

Sorry for not posting in a few weeks. Soccer got in the way but that's done now for the summer anyway! I have 4 wonderful daughters, 3 of them were playing on 4 different teams. Makes for a wild spring! And I love every minute of it!

While I was busy watching soccer games, I forgot to post these birthday cards before the stamps and dies retired. I think you can still enjoy them so I'm posting them anyway.

This first one is my favorite of this set. I just LOVE that Hardwood background.


I have been trying to mail cards to friends and family this year. I have gotten behind in that too (thanks soccer!) but am working on catching up. I designed this card for a friend who loves teal and yellow.

Then, while the stamps and inks were out, I tried my hand at a one layer card. They aren't that easy! What do you think? Did I do it?

Hope your summer is going well! I know that I am enjoying my time away from school and love getting some of those projects off my to do list!

I will be participating in a blog hop this weekend! Stay tuned! You aren't going to want to miss it. These ladies are supper talented. I'm not sure why they let me play with them!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

He's risen layout

I've been trying to do more scrapbooking when I have my stamps out. So I created these pages at the same time as I did the cards with this same stamp set. I used a layout from Lyssa Zwolanek's blog, Song of My Heart, for this layout.

This is the double layout together.

Here's the left side. The paper on the top left of this page is white and clear embossed. I sponged the colors on it to get what I wanted. Can't say it turned out exactly like I had pictured but it works!

And the Right side of the layout. The banner over the Risen says He has. It's hard to see.

Don't be afraid to take those stamps and create some pages too! Now, I have to print some pictures and fill the pages! Anyone want to help?


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter message cards

Happy Easter!

He has risen!

He has risen indeed!

When the Occasions mini was released, I knew I had to have this set. Religious Christmas and Easter sets get me every time. I had some time this last week to play around with the set.

The Woodgrain embossing folder is on the retiring list. I will miss this one.

Easter lilies are so pretty. I used to plant the lilies that were left at church in a garden at our old house in Kentucky. Loved when they bloomed in the summer. Always reminded me of the gift our God has given us!

I'm not so sure of the So Saffron layer on the left side of this card. What do you think? Does it work?

I pray that your Easter celebrations are glorious!


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