Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tis' the Season Thursday

Morning Stampers! Can't believe it's Thursday already!  I'm back today featuring another stamp set that is being retired. Which retired stamp set are you going to miss?

The designers over at Tis' The Season have a wonderful inspiration photo for creating Christmas cards all year long. It's been awhile since I played along with them and with our new Stampin' Blendabilities Markers I had the perfect stamp set to color in! Never to early to start working on holiday cards, no? Hopefully I'll play along with them more often.

Below is how the photo inspired me: 

I love this stamp set, Joyful Christmas! I colored it in with our Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities. Not sure if it will be in the new Holiday Catalog, which we, as demonstrators won't be able to preorder from until sometime in August. Anyhow, it's a great set to color in. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, until next time!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hello Lovely...Goodbye

Hello Stampers! Happy Wednesday!  Hope your week is going well! This week I'm using stamp sets that are retiring before the new catalog goes live next week. Today I used Hello Lovely.

The fabulous designers at Fab Friday have a wonderful color combo and Mary Jo at Techno Stamper has a great sketch that inspired me to create my card to show you today.

Below is how I combined both challenges:

Although I've never really been a fan of Summer Starfruit, pairing it with Crisp Cantaloupe looks very fresh! Even still, not going to miss this color. Just sayin', lol. But I am going to miss this stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time.  


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nacho...Happy Watercolor

Happy Tuesday Stampers! Hope your week is going well!  We have a new Nacho challenge for you starting today! This week it's a sketch! We hope it will inspire you to create with us!

Here is how our sketch inspired me to create this week! I combined some retired items with new InColors and some returning items! So happy that the Hardwood background stamp is staying around for awhile. I inked it with Baked Brown Sugar onto Sahara Sand. Love this look! So sad that the Happy Watercolor stamp set is not being carried over into the new catalog, I didn't ink it enough! I inked it onto the Shimmery White card stock and layered with Blackberry Bliss. 

The background splash was inked with Lost Lagoon, which I stamped off first and then continued stamping. I watercolored the flowers with Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow. I also colored our Pearls Basic Jewels with our Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blendabilities Markers. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a chance to create with us this week. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Take Care...Monday

Happy Monday Stampers! Can't believe this is the last week of May! By Monday next week a new Stampin' Up! catalog will be live and everyone will be able to order from it! So many wonderful new things in it! It's going to be a fun Stampin' Up! catalog year!

The designers at Stampin' Celebration have a great sketch that inspired me to create today.  And this week, the designers at The Friday Mashup! have a great theme-creating a project with trees and/or heat or dry embossing.

Here is how I combined both blog challenges into one card: 

Other than the Whisper White card stock, Baked Brown Sugar ink pad and Banner Punch, everything I used on my card is retiring.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stop by tomorrow as I share a new creation featuring a new Nacho challenge!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

More Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday Stampers! Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend! We've been having really nice weather in Phoenix the last couple of days. I'm enjoying it while I can, as I know the hot weather is just around the corner.

Thanks to all of you who have been playing along with us at Sunday Stamps using our sketch during our bi-weekly challenge.  There is still time for you to join us if you haven't played along yet.

Using our sketch, I created another card using several items that will be retiring later this week. 

I realize now that it's difficult to read the sentiments on the chevron oval, but it reads "Dream, Create, Inspire" from the Loving Thoughts stamp set. The chevron oval is from the Oh, Hello stamp set and one of my favorites DSP from the Occasions catalog is the Kaleidoscope DSP. What about you, what stamps sets, tools or accessories from the Annual Catalog and Occasions catalog are you going to miss?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Happy Tuesday Stampers!  Tuesday means a new Nacho sketch!  This week we have a color challenge. We hope you will join us and create with us.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Stamps Baby

Hello Stampers. Happy Sunday everyone. Hope your weekend is going well.  We have a fun new sketch for you at Sunday Stamps. We hope you will join us and create with us.

Here is my take on the sketch. Using all new stuff on my card today. Loving several of the new InColors, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss. The new stamp set is called Something for Baby! And it has matching framelits!  Yay!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Until next time. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mid Sunday Stamps Creation...

Hi Stampers! Hope your week is going well! Just a quick post today to share with you a new creation I used following our Sunday Stamps color challenge of Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Basic Black. This card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from a YouTube video I saw from France Martin, except now I can't locate the video. I'll come back and post the actual video later in the day.

There is still time for you to join us at Sunday Stamps for our current color challenge. The link will close on Friday at 6 pm EST. Come play along with us! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Hello Stampers!  Happy Tuesday! We have a fun new sketch at Nacho Average Challenges for you today! Hope you have a chance to come and create with us this week!

Using a mix of NEW products from the upcoming Inspire, Create Share Catalog and and current items from the Occasions Catalog. I also used two new InColors; Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon! So many fun new things in the new catalog, can't wait for it to go live! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Hello Stampers! Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  Can you believe it is already the month of May?  In another month the new Stampin' Up! Catalog will be live and we'll be able to order so much new stuff! In the meantime, we have a fun new color challenge at Nacho Average Challenges starting today!  Our color challenge includes Gumball Green, an InColor that won't be included in the new catalog! I'm going to miss this color.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

New Stamp Set Sneak Peek!

Happy Sunday Stampers!  Welcome to our first challenge for the month of May! We have a fabulous new color challenge for you at Sunday Stamps and it also happens to be our 75th Challenge!  Wow! Thanks to all of you who continue to play along with us, we love seeing your creations!

Our color challenge for the next two weeks, if using Stampin' Colors are Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Coastal Cabana and CTMH colors are Black, Lagoon and Cotton Candy.

I have a sneak peek for you today, using a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Annual Catalog. I got this stamp set at the Stampin' Up! Catalog Premier event last Monday. The stamp set is called Work of Art! I inked it onto our watercolor paper and then stamped off three times and with our Aqua Painter I blended the ink. This is going to be a fun stamp set! Can't wait to ink it up more!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a chance to create with us. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday Swap!

Hello Stampers!  Wow, I can't believe it's Friday already!  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy it is!  It's been a long work week for me! I'm looking forward to the weekend!

I have another swap to share with you today!  This one is the one I created for our swap with Diana Gibbs and Rhonda Morgan. We had to make 20 swaps and the theme was feminine.

The Designers at Sketch Frenzy Friday have a great sketch that really caught my eye and I decided to play along with them this week.

Here is my take on their sketch:

With all our DSP retiring to make room for all the new DSP, I decided to make my own. I was so happy when I saw that the Hardwood Background stamp is in the new catalog! Actually, all the stamp sets and accessories I used on this card are in the new catalog! Whew! 

I stamped the Hardwood stamp with VersaMark onto Sahara Sand card stock, to create a subtle background. The Regarding Dahlia is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. My color scheme for this card is Rich Razzleberry, Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. Do you think this is a feminine card? 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a fabulous Friday and a super weekend!  Come back on Sunday when I share my creation for our new Sunday Stamps color challenge. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Blog Hop!

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to another fabulous blog hop with Di's Country INKers!  The theme this month is Springtime and Mother's Day!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Isn't Barb's creation beautiful! Barb once again designed our blog hop buttons, isn't it cute?  Great job Barb!

I chose to create a Mother's Day card. I used our Label Card Thinlits Die, which will be in the new Annual Catalog! Yay!  This is a fun tool to have and use to create fun folds on your cards! So this is the front of my card...why not place an important sentiment on the front of your card! 

This is the inside of my card...I did create an extender for my card so that I would have an area to write a personal message on the right side of my card. Both the Eastern Elegance DSP and the scallop trim border punch are being retired, going to miss creating with both items! 

Up next is the talented Crystal! She blows me away with her creativity! WOW!

If you get lost, don't worry...below are the blog addresses of everyone participating. 

All items are Stampin' Up! Items: