February Family Fun

I feel like we are on a bit of a slow motion ride now that most of the major holidays are over now.  Seems like we have a huge let down after Valentine’s Day is over.  But I’ve been enjoying that.  Quiet time. 

We had a busy month family wise with lots of fun life things happening.  Exciting things to come as well.  I love that. 




The animals have quite the life as well.  


We had the chance to go ski one weekend.  We love living in the big state of Montana, but it was a 4 hour one way ride to the mountain.  And we weren’t even half way across the state.  It was fun, but I am officially not a skier.  And despite RC’s look, he did have fun. 



RC started the run of traveling tournaments for the year.  In between wrestling and basketball, we don’t have any free time in March.  I’m ok with that!! 


Prickley Pear Stamps | Team Post

Hi guys!!  I am back with some fun cards from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Tanya is so generous with her goodies, we got a huge box of fun stuff to play with and I have had a great time.  These butterflies are so awesome!!


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I used the butterfly die to die cute this awesome new acetate sheets that I bought.  It's got some fun teal polka dots and it was almost too pretty to use.  HA!  I also stamped a butterfly from Butterflies 2 and die cut it from vellum. Then I used the hole left on the purple sheet to frame it. 

I also used up  Blobby Flowers   and coordinating dies to add some more color to it and finished it off with a sentiment and some black enamel dots.  


I am so excited to share this with a friend for their birthday.  


For my second card today, I was playing with the Spring Scalloped Circle set and had stamped and die cut the scalloped circle.  I wanted some fun patterned paper but nothing I had was really working for me.  So I created my own with the same circle stamp.  It was so much fun creating, but I am not a good precision stamper.  

I did add some patterned paper and and fun, frilly ribbon to the bottom.  


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That is all for today!!  

 The first card is for the weekly challenge at The Paper Players.  This was a fun sketch to play with !! 

Mirror Image Stamping with the Misti | Scrapbook Blessings Club

Hi everyone!!  I am super excited to be sharing this technique with you all.  It's called Mirror Stamping.  In order to do this, you do need some sort of flat rubber stamp.  While this isn't actually a stamp, it's used for stamping.  

When you stamp ON it, the ink will still be juicy enough to stamp onto the paper.  This will be reversed causing the mirror image.  This is a super fun was to use your stamps beyond their normal abilities. 

I share an image of my photo below, this this is the closest stamp set I could find on the market today. It's from Paper Smooches Stamps. 



Check out my video today for more details. 




For my cards, I used the stamps from MFT called My Favorite Things Die-namic Set - BB Hog Heaven   I love these cute lil images, so I thought putting a couple of flying pigs in love would be fun.  


SBC My Favorite Things Mirror Stamping

I am super excited this turned out as well as it did.  This technique is very easy, so I hope you give it a try!!




  Dsc02728This is what my stamp used to look like, and came with instructions. 

Happy first of March everyone.  Enjoy your week!! 

DIY Album | Scrapbook Blessings Club

Welcome everyone to a special Scrapbook Blessings Club Mini Video Hop sponsored by LE Paper Studio! We hope you enjoy all of our talented designers creative projects.

This tutorial is designed to walk you step by step through the creation of the 9.5” x 11.25” x 2.75” album created by LE Paper Studio. Along the way, pictures and diagrams have been provided to help better illustrate.

Please stop by each design team members YouTube channel and watch their Hop video (list is below), subscribe and leave a comment. Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up” (but not necessary to win). When you've finished all the YT channels, you will head to the ScrapBook Blessings Club blog. Leave a comment there for a chance to win the grand prize. Grand Prize Drawing is for the featured Mini Album E-Book (value $9.95).

Our hop is open from Saturday, March 4- Friday, March 10, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!!

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Scrapbooking Blessings Club Video Hop | Paper Nest Dolls

SBC hop with Paper Nest Dolls

Welcome everyone to our Scrapbook Blessings Club February Video Hop sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls! We hope you enjoy all of our talented designers creative projects. To be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing for a Gift Certificate from Paper Nest Dolls, please stop by each design team members YouTube channel and watch their Hop video (there are 7 of us), subscribe and leave a comment. Plus each DT will be giving away the stamp they used for today’s hop to one person who comments on their channel. Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up” (but not necessary to win). Then, when you've finished all 7, send an email with "FEB HOP" in the subject line, to SCRAPBOOKBLESSINGSCLUB@YAHOO.COM.

Our hop is open from Saturday February 25 - Friday March 4, so you have PLENTY of time to watch all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!!

START HERE! Links will be in the description of my Video!



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We are out of town for the day at basketball.  I hope that you guys enjoy the day watching our videos!! 

Stampin Up! Balloon Adventures | Stamp Club Cards

Hey friends!!  Happy Friday! We are on our way out of town for the weekend.  I am excited to take a day off even if it's to go watch basketball!  HA!!

So today I have a super fun card and video.  I created this video for my niece's birthday and was thankful I got to give it to her last weekend when she was here.

Balloon Adventures Shaker Card

I LOVE this bundle from Stampin Up!  And these are going to be my Go-To birthday items for awhile now!!  YAY!!


Check out my video HERE.


And then get your Stampin Up goodies HERE.





My Biggest Fear | Riley & Co Funny Bones Sentiment

Before I get to the post, I wanted to share -

RIley & Co. February Flash Sale!
For THREE days only get 20% off your entire order over $10.00 or more! This includes our new release! 
Just use the code FEBFLASH in the coupon code box when you check out!
Domestic & International orders!
Offer good February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th


I wanted to share this fun card for you all today. This is a great Funny Bones Sentiment from the Riley & Co store.  I think my hubby feels the same way about his gun collections. 

Rainbow Sketch CHallenge

I shared how I created this card is the video below.  I wanted to play with the sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week.  I thought it looks simple and perfect for our larger Funny Bones sentiments. 


I also wanted to have some rainbow on there with my distress inks.  My original plan didn't work out like I wanted it to.  So plan B went into effect and I'm just as happy! 


Here is today's video - Enjoy!



And thank you so much for stopping in today!!  Enjoy  your Wednesday! 


Riley Sentiment


Coffee Lovers Sketch Challenge | Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Hi ya Feiends!! 

Welcome to the Monday/Tuesday of the week for those of you who had yesterday off.  I ENJOYED the heck right out of that day.  Stayed in my PJs til almost noon, and enjoyed my coffee.  We did have to do some chores like laundry, but I'm ok with it.  And ended the day with some pizza. 

So I am ready to take today.  But not without some coffee. 

Or tea in the case of today's card.


Coffee Sketch

This card is actually for the Coffee Lovers Sketch on their blog. I loved the look of the cups along the side.  And I've been wanting to play with my water color techniques and heat embossed the Prickley Pear Stamps cups with clear EP.  Then I watercolored them with a rainbow effect down the side of the card. 

I felt then, it was only fitting to leave everything else black and white.  Oh, and some gold. 


I couldn't find a sentiment that I loved until I went back to my Simon Says set from the latest card kit.    So it's tea related, but I am ok with that.  wink

I stamped it on a banner die from the PPRS banner die set. The stamps are the PPRS Coffee Cup set.  I think next time I try this technique, I will go bolder with my colors, but I do love this look.  Super easy. 

I hope you all enjoy your day!  Looking forward to a short week here! 


Supplies:  (Click on the image to shop)


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Special Reason Card | Global Design Project

Hi guys!!  Remember me?  WOW, I forgot what I was doing there for a bit and took a leave of absence.  I am back for now.  HA….. All is well.  I am excited to pop on and share with you today! 


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I created this card for the Global Design Project challenge this week and love how it turned out.  Super cute.  I share a lot in the video.  And by a lot, I mean, way more than the card!  lol….  Just watch!!


You can find the supplies I used on my Demo’s site – Bonny’s Site.  I used the Special Reason bundle, not the succulent one I said in the video.  Oops.  I did guess well on the Falling in Love cardstocks.   The ribbon was from the Sale A Bration catty. 


This card was really fun to make and I love sharing it with you!  I promise to get better this next week about sharing.  When my life gets crazy and I let things go, it takes my mojo with it.  However, today, I am ready to get back in the craft room!!


Enjoy your long holiday weekend!!


Global Design Project #GDP074

We're the Perfect Mix | Global Design Project

Hi there friends!!  Welcome!

Today I am sharing another challenge card that I played with this week.  I despise color challenges, but I really need to break free from Turquoise and Pink.  HA!!

So this week at Global Design Project was a color challenge and I tried my best.  I always tend to pull cardstocks and work from there.  I also used. 


Global Design Project

I used the SU Perfect Mix stamp set and paper pieced the blender top.  I also stamped a couple images with Versamark on the back cardstock.  The patterned paper was from an older paper pack and I finished it off with twine and some wood embellies.  I love these things!! 

Thanks for the visit today!!  

We are on our way Skiing today!!  This will be a first time for McKinley and I.  Praying for no broken ANYTHING!!  HA!  And then tomorrow, I will be here for heART of Worship Sunday.  Enjoy your weekend!!


To check out this Challenge Site, click on the image below.