Tropical Sunset

The fun continues today at the StampNation Beach Vacation!
I hope you joined in our blog hop yesterday.  If not, there is still time.  Click here to view my blog hop post.  You have until Sunday to leave comments to be entered to win one of the prizes!

This is a peek at the card I made for our challenge today...


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Now is the perfect time to join!

StampNation members that participate in the challenges get entered to win more prizes from our sponsors Ellen Hutson, Pretty Pink Posh & Lawn Fawn!!

PLUS...
  • 425+ video tutorial
  • 30+ Lessons in Clean & Simple Design (taught by me. New lessons are VIDEO tutorials.
  • Spotlight on Trends
  • & SO MUCH MORE!

StampNation Beach Vacation Blog Hop



It's finally here!!  Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop.  Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends, are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, "Beach Style".


Packing for the beach is different from any other trip you might take. For today's challenge we want to see projects that show off your beach style. So, pack up your sunglasses, swimsuits, beach towels and don't forget your sunscreen. We have to be ready to soak up that summer sun.

I knew exactly what stamp I'd be using for this challenge...FLIP FLOPS.  I wear them everywhere I go ALL Summer long :)




I used the Life is Good & Hello Sunshine stamp sets by Lawn Fawn to make a cute little beachy focal point in colors that you are likely to see on the beach.  The sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins remind me of bubbles in the ocean waves.

It's time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win..

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships.

 PLUS...

A $25 Gift Certificate to Pretty Pink Posh

 A $25 Store Credit to Ellen Hutson

Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let's Polka 6 x 6 Pad

For each of these prizes, one winner will be randomly drawn from all the blog hop comments. A second winner will be chosen from all the challenge entries at StampNation!

Not a member yet?
Now is is the perfect time!


You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine's blog.


Maureen Merritt - YOU ARE HERE!!!









Tracey McNeely

Amy Sheffer


This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! 
 Here's a peek at another project I have coming later this week... 


Stamps:  Life is Good & Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores & Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake (SU) Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  4mm Sparkling Clear, Winter Snow Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Stitched Mats - Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs) Bakers Twine (SU)

Tag You're It! #2

**This is my second post today :)

It's time for a new challenge over at Tag You're It!

Our Guest Designer this week is ...

Laura Bassen!!  


Here's my take on the challenge...



Laura inspired me to take out a stencil and distress inks and get inky.  I had a blast making this fun tag!  The black and white make for a  nice contrast against all that color!

Head over to Tag You're It! to see how the rest of the DT was inspired.  I hope to see you playing along!

Merry Christmas in July


The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge is keeping me in the Christmas card making spirit this month!  When I saw the theme this week I knew I'd be playing along...


Sequins?  Yes, please :)  
I hardly ever make a card without using sequins lately!

(Thank you Pretty Pink Posh!)

My card also fits the Festive Friday challenge, how's that for luck!



If you stopped by here yesterday I mentioned my recent obsession with neutrals.  I'm loving all things white, cream, tan, kraft and gold (throw in some burlap too and I'm a happy girl!)  The combo is so crisp and clean for home decor, clothing and paper crafting.  I simply love it for holiday cards too!

What's your favorite Christmas combo?  Are you more traditional or fun and bright.  I'd love to hear about it, maybe I'll branch out from my comfort zone this year!

*I'm also linking up to the Curtain Call Anything Goes Challenge.

Stamps:  Pretty Poinsettia (Clearly Besotted Stamps) Cheerful Christmas Greetings (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark 
Paper:  Woodgrain Card Stock (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories:  4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

CAS(E) this Sketch! # 85

It's time for a new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!


Here's my take...



This photo really does not do my card justice, the sun seems to have taken a vacation as of late :(  I'm so into gold and neutrals right now, I love the clean look.  Expect to see a lot of that over the coming weeks.  I told you I'd move past my blue & green phase, haha!

Make sure you check out the CAS(E) this sketch! blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Written in the Stars (Avery Elle)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Oatmeal, Kraft (WPlus9)
Accessories:  4mm & 6mm Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger) Heat Tool (SU)

A Beach Vacation!

Several times each year we hold big events at StampNation.  
This Summer the StampNation Sistahs are going on a Beach Vacation!!


This is a week long event is filled with Challenges, Videos and Prizes!

Our sponsors...




You are not going to want to miss this one!

Not a member yet?  Now is the perfect time to join.  
Not only are we throwing a Beach Vacation, you'll also get access to...
  • 425+ video tutorial
  • 30+ Lessons in Clean & Simple Design (taught by me. New lessons are VIDEO tutorials.
  • Spotlight on Trends
  • & SO MUCH MORE! 

Click Here to Join StampNation Now or to Learn More about Membership Benefits!

I hope to see you there!

PINspired #3

If you missed it, I started a new feature on my blog a few weeks ago.  Each Sunday I will be posting a card inspired by a pin on my Pinterest boards.

Here's this week's card...


Inspired by this pin from my Color Inspiration board.


I just love this color combo, especially the unexpected pop of yellow!  I'm just thrilled to be actually using my pins.  

Are you PIN-spired?  I'd love to see how this photo inspires you!  If you make a card using this as inspiration leave me a comment so I can check it out!!!

Want to see more of my pins?


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a happy Sunday!

Stamps:  Spring Blooms (WPlus9)  So Very Special (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Wild Mango (WPlus9) Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink) Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU) Ocean Tides (PTI)
Accessories:  4mm Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) Pearls (Martha Stewart) Natural Hemp Cord
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