Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kaboom June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Kaboom June stamp of the month blog hop!!!! If you've hopped here from  Michelle Jones' blog you are in the right place!!!!  This month we are featuring the Kaboom stamp set of 16 stamps that would add pizazz to any patriotic craft and MORE!!!!

So as you know if you check my blog often I couldn't wait to ink up this awesome set!!!!! So for this hop I wanted to show that this set can be more versatile than just patriotic.  So I made a few invitations to my son's birthday party in June.  

This card uses the Timberline paper pack

This card uses the Proplayer paper pack (only available through July)

This card features l8ter sk8ter paper pack

Now it is time to hop on over to Alyson Mayo's blog to see some more Kaboom Creations!!!! If you'd like to see previously posted creations with this set here are some links. 

              Magical May                 -                Kaboom                -                Thanks Ooodles

Here is the list of blogs just in case you get lost along the way

Adeline Brill
Melinda Everitt
Sheila Bennett
Lalia Harris
Judy Faye Garner
Dawn Ross
Brae Montgomery
Traci Godbee
Elizabeth Mindemann
Melissa Laverty
Michelle Stewart
Tamytha Jenkins
Susan Brooks
Katy Taylor
Mary Eisen
Kathleen Androlewicz
Haley Dyer
Maria Myers
Gina Brandstetter
Lucy Kelleher
Vicki Price
Kami Welter
Wendy Coffman
Sarita Schraeder
Maureen O'Sullivan
Jen Rubio
Michelle Jones
Pamela Ellison
Alyson Mayo
Jill Lucas
Joy McHargue
Judy Burger
Toni Hinchcliffe
Teresa Scrivens
Dana Kessler
Michelle Loncar
Jen Patrick
Krista Hershberger
Wanda Riley
Shirley Ross
Lori Brown
Krista Ritskes
Michelle Johns
Nancy Womersley
Terry Ann Diack
Pam Trostle
Michele Rowley
Jean McNultyHttp://
Pam Jarrett

Friday, May 30, 2014

Always in our Hearts . . .

This is the kind of card that everyone needs from time to time but no one really wants.  I needed a sympathy card and decided to use the Color Dare this week of Balloon Ride.  I also think this card fits the banner inspiration over at H2H earlier this month. 
SO for this card I used the balloon ride paper pack, sorbet cardstock and the Big Hug stamp set.

To see some colorful creations follow this link Color Dare or to see some banner inspiration follow this link to H2H

Thursday, May 29, 2014

MoJo Monday meets Nauti(cool)

This card was completely inspired by 2 challenges at my favorite websites to get inspiration!!! First the layout was from the MoJo Monday sketch.  The challenge is tall and skinny so my card is 3.5 x 5.5.  Then I peeked over at H2H challenges and the challenge there is Nauti(cool) the rest is craft history.

For this layout I used cranberry cardstock, ink and ribbon, Tommy paper pack, triangle durable studs, and outdoor denim ink to distress it all. Here are the links for inspiration H2H and Mojo Monday

Here is the sketch

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Magical May

What is more magical than a birthday ????? Having your birthday on the 4th of July.  Yep that's right my baby sister was born on the 4th of July.  Over at H2H this month the scrap challenge is a magical moment AND make your own design paper with stamps. Kaboom was the perfect set to do this technique for my pictures!!!
For this layout I used Kaboom stamp set as well as Circus Alphabet both upcoming SOTM sets that I just couldn't wait to get inky!!! I also used cranberry and pacifica cardstock and inks.
Her is the MAGICAL link to more MAGICAL creations H2H

Monday, May 26, 2014

Take 5 !!!!!

Happy Memorial Day!!!!! For the last three years I have participated in a the Wounded Warrior 5k sponsored by Operation Welcome You Home.  All the proceeds go to help those wounded serving our country and this year we raised enough money for a soldier to get a MOTORIZED wheelchair.  Here is a page that I created from the 1st 5k in 2012 (yes I'm a bunny scrapper hopping from event to event and year to year) When I heard that this month one of the challenges at H2H was take 5 I thought this is the perfect inspiration for me to scrap some of the 5k's. 
For this page I used Cranberry and Pacifica inks and cardstock, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for the 5, Kaboom(June SOTM)  and Circus Alphabet (July SOTM) and some blue epoxy bubbles with red gems. If you'd love to see more inspiration follow this link to H2H.

Friday, May 23, 2014


this weekend is Memorial Day and I just couldn't wait to start stamping with this set !!!! So here is a patriotic card to help celebrate those that gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

This card was also inspired by the sketch for Mojo Monday and you can find it here MoJo

For this card I used the Kaboom stamp of the month (not available till June 1st), cranberry and pacifica inks and cardstock.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the Garden with Buttercup and Hollyhock

It has been so long since I posted to more than one or two challenges I had to go back and read all the directions before I posted this card!!!! I used buttercup and Hollyhock ink for the color dare, the flower image is from the Ivy Lane Workshop on the go for Scrapbooking and I think it fulfills the garden challenge for H2H and the flower challenge for Less is More and the sketch is from CAS on Sunday. Phew 4 challenges one card is a record for me.  This card is 6 x 3 1/2.  I made it for my dear friend Helen who's Birthday is this week.

Here are all the links to more creations !!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Thanks Oodles

Wow I can hardly believe we are OVER half way through may already!!!!!! My son had his end of the year chess party and I wanted to thank the coaches and sponsors for all the hard work and dedication they gave to each one of the kids on the team and in the club with a little gift and here is the card I made to attach to the goodies.  I was inspired by the CAS on Sunday sketch. I chose not to link this project up since I have another one coming later this week.

For this quick card I used white daisy cardstock, pacifica and honey inks as well as the June Stamp of the month and doodle signs.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Clean & Simple 291!

Here is a card that uses the Free to be me Paper Pack and ..... and .... well just Lagoon ink and paper that is it crafters!!!! The ultimate in simplicity !  Even the sentiment is from the zip strip on the paper   This card was inspired by the Sketch over at Clean & Simple and here is the link to be inspired by more simple creations Clean & Simple

Artbooking made Easy: Fun in the Sun

Monday, May 5, 2014

Freshly made Sketches meets Free to Be Me

So this card was inspired Freshly made sketches and the Stamp of the Month You've got a Friend.  For this card I also used some red shimmer trim (every card needs a little bling), and cranberry ink

Project Inspiration: Tools for Tasteful Pages

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tall & Skinny

last week Tall and skinny was the Free to be Me Paper pack and this is the card that I was inspired to make . . . .

For this card  I also used a little sunset twine, Sunset, Sweet leaf and Lagoon Inks.  I used the rock n roll technique and paper pieced the sunset for the sentiment which is from the stamp of the month You've got a Friend.  Here is the link for the MoJo Monday Sketch.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

FREE to be ME Blog hop

This is National Scrapbooking month and this hop is to feature the great promo that CTMH is offering.  If you've hopped here from Judy Faye Garner's Blog you are on the right path !!! During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

This is an easel card I made for a special young lady that was confirmed last weekend.  The colors of the free to be me paper pack where perfect for her!!!  Below is a picture of the card closed.

Now it is time to hop over to Melinda Everitt's Blog to be inspired.  This card also used sunset and Lagoon cardstock and inks as well as the stamp set Banners wishes.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Flowers . . .

Here is another card I made using the stamp of the Month You've got a friend in me and the Ivy Lane paper pack. I also used smokey plum ink and a little lollydoodle paper too!  I trimmed one of the flowers from the paper to embellish the card and added a pearl
Here is the link to check out the other floral creations at H2H.