Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Simple Stories Happy Trails Collection

Fall is in the air and as the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall my mind turns to camping. There is a long tradition of camping in my family. My husband has always been an avid outdoors man, always ready for a hike or a fishing trip.
When our son was old enough he became a Boy Scout. Of course that means lots of volunteer time for us and eventually my husband became Scoutmaster. I loved setting up merit badge clinics on whatever the boys had an interest in. I’d find local professionals to share their skills and knowledge with the group.
Scouting depends heavily on volunteers and it’s important to let them know how much they are appreciated. I always sent our special guests and park rangers a thank you from the group on a hand made card made with an outdoors theme.
I’d always send my son a card to let him know how much I missed him when he went off to camp. Usually my husband would tag along and take lots of photos of the boys and their adventures. 
We’d pour over the photos when they would get back from summer camp or a high adventure trip and eventually those photos would morph into personalized scrapbooks for the boys.
I can’t tell you how honored I’ve been to see books I’ve made proudly on display at Eagle Scout Ceremonies.
The Simple Stories Happy Trails collection is perfect for all your outdoor adventures. The wonderful images and coordinated colors make creating a SN@P!
You’ll love all the camping, fishing, and hiking images. There are trail signs, animals flora and fauna. Who knew that Simple Stories could even make the pesky mosquito adorable?
I know you’ll be delighted looking back at captured memories documented with this collection! Happy Trails to you and yours – now go get your FALL on!



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5”
10800 Happy Trails Collection Kit
10818 Happy Trails Chipboard Stickers 6 x 12”
10819 Happy Trails Icon Bits & Pieces
10820 Happy Trails Journal Bits & Pieces


Happy Trails Collection Kit
Happy Trails Collection Kit

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Happy Trails Icon Bits & Pieces
Happy Trails Icon Bits & Pieces

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Happy Trails Journal Bits & Pieces
Happy Trails Journal Bits & Pieces

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Happy Trails Chipboard 6x12
Happy Trails Chipboard 6x12"

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jillibean Soup Mix and Match

Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I’m sharing three cards made using stamped images from Jillibean Soup to show how easy it is to mix and match products.
The Jar Goodness stamp and die set is part of the Jillibean Soup Shape Shaker Program. There are coordinating die cut card bases, and fillers perfectly coordinated for use with this set. But that’s not all these images are good for! I stamped the florals from the set to embellish my card.
The sentiment is from the Flower Bloom (also part of the shape shaker program). This set includes several sentiments and three labels that you can mix and match to add to any of your card designs. The mixed fonts are fun and trendy.
My second card just screams summer! It’s festival season here in the midwest and the rainbow of color just makes me happy.
The Spin Wheel is also designed for the Shaper Shaker Program, but it looks absolutely fabulous without a shaker element. I stamped a rainbow of bucket seats and adhered them with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. 
The set included the Happy Birthday sentiment that I stamped directly on the pattern paper from the Garden Harvest Collection. 
My last card was created with images from the Miso Happy stamp set. This set is designed to work with the Miso Happy pattern paper collection. Getting a clean impression can be difficult with solid stamp images. I used a stamping tool to ink the images more than once for a clean image with good coverage. 
I fussy cut all the images with scissors and arranged them on a background of papers from the MISO Happy 12” Paper Collection.
The stamp set has lots of accessories, plants, pots, butterflies, and sentiments like this one that says “Hello Sunshine”.
I added a little sparkle and shine with some of the shaker fillers – there’s LOTS to choose from like these green jewels from the Cool Mix pack. 
You’ll enjoy mixing and matching papers and images from different collections to make one of a kind creations that are 100% you!



Finished Size all Cards: 4.25 x 5.5”

Blessed

Stamps | Jar Goodness, Flower Bloom
Pattern Paper | Garden Harvest 12”
Jewels & Sequins | Watercolor

Happy Birthday
Stamps | Spin Wheel
Pattern Paper | Garden Harvest 12”
Sequin & Jewel Filler Cool Mix

Hello Sunshine

Stamps | MISO Happy
Pattern Paper | MISO Happy 12”
Sequin & Jewel Filler Cool Mix


Jewels & Sequins Watercolor
Jewels & Sequins Watercolor
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You Make Miso Happy Collection
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Sequin Jewel Cool Mix
Sequin Jewel Cool Mix
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Garden Harvest
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Mason Jar
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Flower Bloom
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Spin Wheel
Spin Wheel
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Miso Happy
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Pretty Little Studio - Fun In The Sun

Are you looking for a sweet escape? Check out the new Pretty Little Studio Fun In The Sun Collection! It's everything you love about summer.. sandy beaches, wavy water and juicy fruits!
I created a beach scene that starts out with a background of pattern paper. I cut the "sand" paper with scissors to create a hill. Almost all of the dies I used to make the scene are from the At The Beach die cut pack. I tucked the umbrella scene behind the "time to relax" sentiment. 
The pack also included the life saver, starfish and airplane "travel" circle flying by! I added a bitty banner with a sunshine so you just know it's a perfect summer day with not a care in the world!
Some sparkly sequins just make everything better. The store has lots to choose from so you'll always find something that matches your color scheme. These are Dreamy Blue sparklers!
Beach days really are the best days!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Paper | Fun In The Sun
Die Cuts | At The Beach, Time To Relax
Sequins | Dreamy Blue

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Momenta - Dream Like A Unicorn

Hi Friends! I hope you're having a great day! Today I'm playing with Momenta Stickers! I have rediscovered my love for stickers with the Momenta Mixed Media Stickers. 
These stickers are amazing! You'll find clear, foam, wood veneer, cork and layered paper all on one sheet. The stickers are embellished too! There is glitter, gold foil, and gem accents that make these EXTRAORDINARY!
You can find the sticker sheets at your favorite local craft store like Hobby Lobby! The stickers are great for decorating notebooks, scrapbook layouts or card making! They have them in several different themes too.. birthday, travel, nautical, sports and more. 

Who doesn't love a little happy mail? This one is for a special someone as a reminder to follow her dreams! You can do anything you set your mind to so you might as well dream big! 
Have a Fabulous Day! And don forget to dream!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Momenta Unicorn Mixed Media Stickers
Unicorn Mixed Media Stickers
Unicorn Mixed Media Stickers

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Tag You're It - Flamingo Pool Party


Here in the Midwest it's the dog days of summer. Dang it's just HOT here! There's no better cure than a splash. It doesn't matter if its a swimming pool or a sprinkler!
I got to pick the challenge photo this time at Tag You're it. I decided a pool party was in order. I love seeing the huge floaties the have now days - big flamingos and unicorns. If only I had a pool! Maybe I could convince DH what an awesome lawn decoration they would make? Or maybe if I used it as a cooler and filled it with his favorite beverage? 

If you're having a pool party why not make some treat bags to go. My dream bag would have a squirt gun, some balloons (to fill with water of course), tubes of flavor to pour in my water bottle, and some CANDY too! 
My tag starts with the Doily Tag from Neat & Tangled. I cut it from a piece of card stock that I inked with distress ink in yellow and blue.
I stamped the water image from the Neat & Tangled Flamingo Floatie set on the tag and then stamped, colored and cut the girl on the floatie. She's attached with some adhesive foam tape to add dimension.
She's splashing water at you - because that's what you do when you're playing in the water right? I added some jewels from Pretty Pink Posh and a simple sentiment strip. I layered the tag over another panel that was inked with ombre pink distress ink.
Ready to play? I sure hope so or they're not going to let me choose the inspiration photo anymore! Click here to jump to the Tag You're It blog where you can link your design! Have a fun day!


Stamp | Neat & Tangled Flamingo Floatie
Dies | Neat & Tangled Flamingo Floatie, Doily Tag

Flamingo Floatie
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Flamingo Floatie
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Doily Tag
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