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Cheer All Year-TGIF Challenge

Cheer All Year-TGIF Challenge

TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

Today is one of my favorite types of challenges- COLOR.

Today’s color challenge feels all crisp and fall like.  Something I still haven’t felt here in Florida.  In fact right now I am running around in my favorite active wear capris and flip flops.  Yes, I am one of those freaks who loves to wear her active wear for the sake of comfort and nothing for actually working out in.  It’s the truth.


If I can’t get the crisp cool air yet that Fall typically brings, I can create like I’m feeling the crispy air.


The Cheer All Year stamp set helped me out a bit too.

Cheer For All Seasons, Stampin' Up!, TGIF Challenge

Cheer All Year, Stampin' Up!,

I am using a product today that I haven’t touched since it came out in June.  I know, I can’t believe it either because it’s the coolest stuff ever.  The Crushed Curry polka dot background comes from the Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP.  Oh so fun.  With the help of a sponge and Crushed Curry ink I changed the paper from blah to WOW because the paper resists the raised embossed areas. That simple.  Great way to take a white background and make it any color you wish with our amazing color line with Stampin’ Up!

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Quick Tips-

I decided to layer the ribbon and then add the feathers which were stamped onto their matching cardstock.  I love how this looks and need to remember to do it more. I am quick to grab Whisper White cardstock and just stamp away, forgetting that when you stamp an ink onto it’s matching cardstock it looks fantastic.

Like I said yesterday, a great way to layer the ribbon is using the Multipurpose Tombow Glue.

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Play Along-

Join the TGIF Challenge this week by uploading your card or project using the colors listed above HERE.  Don’t forget to take the time to see what all the other TGIF designers have created using this these colors.  The projects are GORGEOUS.

You can find all the products I used in the links below, or visit my Online Store that is available to you 24/7.

Have an AWESOME day!

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Among the Branches- Stampin’ Up!

This weekend I pulled out a few stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog that haven’t seen much love from me.  Among the Branches is a stamp set that is high on that list.

Among the Branches, Stampin' Up!

I love the Into the Woods Elements (the wooden leaves) but each time I go to put them on a card I struggle where they “belong!”  This card seemed easy to place them and ended up I loved how they fell…

I’d be lying too if I said I didn’t hoard wooden elements of any kind.  Do you find you do the same? Maybe I just like the way they sit in my tins on my shelves? Who knows but I loved using them on this card.   Among the Branches, Stampin' Up!

I love all the gold and yellows together from the Washi Tape, thread and ribbon.  Coordination overload on this card wouldn’t you say?

I have to say this weekend was one of our busiest in a long time.  Saturday was family clean day.  I can’t tell you how excited my kids were- NOT!  Our garage is nothing short of a disaster.  The probability of ever putting a car inside the garage is pretty low.  While cleaning out the garage was NOT on my list of to do’s, it happened and we felt pretty good about it once it was complete.  Russ now has a truck full of garage sale items ready for our church wide garage sale next weekend.  I’m thankful it’s out of my hair.

I also decorated our home with all my fall and halloween decorations.  We now look a bit spooky.  The kids do love that.

Then Sunday was a beautiful day.  We attended a beautiful wedding for my cousin.  Him and his bride looked amazing and the wedding was awesome.  He just joined the Air Force and they will be moving to VA.  They are super excited and have NO earthly idea the adventure they are in for.  Of course myself and a few of his family have given them both the crash course in military life.  He has seen it his entire life so maybe he does have a sense of what’s going on.  They will start out like most military families… poor as dirt but rich in love. I will be praying for these lovlies for awhile.  They are young, but they are beautiful.

Here are a few photos from yesterday.  His bride was absolutely stunning and his face told the story as she walked towards him.  It’s my favorite picture. Can his cheeks get any bigger?

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Then the most blurry picture captured my favorite moment of the day.


Dancing with this guy was the highlight for me.  At 14, he is not shy AT ALL about the love he has for his mama. This makes my heart so happy.  This guy is struggling right now.  Teenage years are not easy.  Sometimes I feel like he is a little alien in his body.  I went to kiss him goodnight last night and his room was dark. When I bent over to kiss him his cheeks were wet.  My heart sank because I knew they were fresh tears.  He is worried about this school year and the expectations of the IB program.  He has everything it takes to succeed in this program except one- responsibility.  It’s a battle he struggles with daily.  He is the kid that loves to have FUN and responsibility is not fun.  Can you do me a favor? Will you pray for this insanely adorable and fun boy of mine? He really needs to be uplifted.

In other HOT news… I’m off to visit my little brother Shane who has been admitted to the hospital this morning.  We thought it was kidney stones but there are no stones found.  He’s in terrible pain and they continue to run tests.  Prayers appreciated for him too.  He is a pretty tough man.  For him to be admitted I know the pain was unbearable.


Love to each!!


TGIFC#15- Color Challenge

TGIF#15- Color Challenge

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This week’s color challenge for TGIF is certainly going to be a favorite.

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I love the touch of gray in this color challenge!


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WHOA.  The Vintage Leaves stamp set is now at the top of my FAVORITE list.  The matching Leaflets Framelits are PERFECTO!!  The stamp set is a photopolymer set that stamps SO crisp.  Oh how I love, love, love.

There are a few fun NEW products from our upcoming Holiday catalog  you are SURE to love.  To name a few…

  1. See the adorable wooden acorn element? This comes in a set of 30 pieces that include acorns, a leaf and a cute little wooden banner.  They are dainty and perfect for cards or scrapbooking.
  2. The sentiment for this set comes from a darling stamp set called Cheer All Year.  This set is going to be a fan pleaser.
  3. Lastly, if you look at the Basic Gray cardstock closely you will notice the textured embossing on it.  This embossing folder is called Woodland Textured Impressions.  It’s FAB!


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You may notice a little glam on this card… here is a fun TIP:

It’s a little Multipurpose Glue mixed with water and then I used an old Aqua Painter (or old paint brush) and tapped it over my card.  Sprinkle some Gold Glitter over the splatter glue mixture and BAM… a nice card with glitz.


TGIFC15, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!, Vintages Leaves


This card puts a big ole smile on my face even though it talks about Autumn.  I’m not quite ready for Fall yet but I do know I love creating with Holiday products.  Total delight.

Okay, it’s your turn to create using these fun colors.  First check out the creative muse from our TGIF design team.  They can get your creative juices flowing quickly.  Click HERE to view.  Make sure to play along and join the challenge.


See all the supplies I used below.


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