Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Mosaic Madness


Hello everyone! And welcome to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! It's been quite a while since I have participated in one of these! This time around we are featuring the stamp set Mosaic Madness. You may have arrived from Shana's inspiring blog. However you got here you can take the entire tour by clicking the "next" button below to be taken to the next blog! By doing so you will make a full circle and will get to see everyone's wonderful creations using this set!

The goal of The Stamp Review Crew is to use sets that may otherwise get neglected with all the hype of the new products from mini catalogs that are being released. And I have to say that I really like that! I got this set and loved on it for a while and now it tends to get shoved to the back of the shelf in search of newer products. Pool Mosaic Madness - lol! So it was fun to pull it out and think of what I could do...


I decided to go a little glitzy! This is a very easy card with lots of gold details! I hope you are inspired! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of Very Vanilla to a piece of gold foil paper
  • Adhere a piece of striped gold foil vellum to the panel and then adhere this to the to the card base with dimensionals
  • Punch a strip of gold foil paper with the scallop edge border punch then adhere to card
  • Stamp the two mosaic images from Mosaic Madness using gold Encore ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla and emboss with gold emboss powder
  • Stamp the sentiment from Petite Pairs onto the panel using Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Adhere panel to a piece of Basic Black card stock and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Thread some gold baker's twine through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Time to send you on to see what Mike Funke has created for you! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs; Paper- Very Vanilla, Basic Black, gold foil paper, gold foil designer vellum; Ink- gold Encore, Tuxedo Black Momento ink; Accessories- gold baker's twine, scallop edge border punch, gold basic metal button, dimensionals




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Preview Week Day 5: Grateful For All

Good morning everyone! So glad the weekend is here! And it's a long one! Woohoo! It was really nice to be able to sleep in this morning! We don't have much planned but may do some mountain biking. I'm looking forward to that and being able to ride my new bike!

Well, it's the last day of Preview Week at Create with Connie and Mary. That means the Holiday Cards "Create"tions begins tomorrow!! I hope you are signed up because there will be lots of super ideas to be seen! I'm really excited about my projects! But the only way to see them is to be a subscriber to the edition! Thank you to everyone who posted a comment yesterday! You guys are awesome!! A winner will be announced tomorrow on the Create with Connie and Mary site so stay tuned and good luck to you all! Now on to the card...

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of Blackberry Bliss to the card base
  • Stamp the greeting from For All Things onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Stamp the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge onto the panel using Sahara Sand ink
  • Tie a piece of Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon around the panel and adhere to a piece of Crushed Curry card stock then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Cut a piece of Color Me Autumn designer paper and flag the bottom then adhere to card
  • Stamp the leaf from For All Things onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use a dark Rich Razzleberry blendabilities marker to color a pearl and adhere to leaf
Be sure to check out the Create with Connie and Mary website as Connie has a fabulous project to show and a downloadable tutorial! She is also giving away blog candy! Woohoo!



JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalog!
  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!
Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Natasha Zandbergen and Nicole Tugrul are joining us again with their unique styles!

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Color Me Autumn designer paper; Ink- Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Blendabilities: Rich Razzleberry; Accessories- Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon, pearl, dimensionals

Friday, August 29, 2014

Preview Week Day 4: FREE Blog Candy!!

Good morning, Friends! As you have heard, I am a designer for the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Cards "Create"tions edition 2014! Today I am sharing a preview card along with a chance to win some blog candy!


First off, the card. I am in love with this set! Festival of Trees and a matching punch! And they come as a bundle! I paired this set with some new dsp and a new embossing folder!
  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Take another piece of Whisper White and use the Circles framelits to cut a circle then run through the Big Shot using the En Pointe embossing folder then adhere to the card base using dimensionals
  • Use the Circles framelits to cut a circle from the All Is Calm dsp then adhere to card base inside the cut out circle
  • Stamp the greeting from Festival of Trees onto a strip of Whisper White using Early Espresso ink and flag the end then adhere to the inside of the circle
  • Stamp the tree using Garden Green and the circles with Cherry Cobbler ink onto a piece of Whisper White then punch out using the Tree punch
  • Stamp the tree pot using Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White and cut out then adhere to bottom of tree
  • Adhere tree to card
  • Use the itty bitty accents punch pack to punch a star from Brushed Gold card stock and adhere to top of tree
  • Thread a piece of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to tree
So now for the FUN part! Let me a comment today to be entered for a chance to win blog candy - a FREE subscription to the Holiday Cards "Create"tions 2014! I would love to hear what your favorite stamp set is from the new Holiday mini catalog! I hope that you will join me and the rest of the designers for the Create with Connie and Mary Cards "Create"tions edition 2014!


JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalog!

  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!
Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Natasha Zandbergen and Nicole Tugrul are joining us again with their unique styles!
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Card Recipe: Stamps- Festival of Trees; Paper- Whisper White, All Is Calm designer paper; Ink- Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, gold basic metal button, Tree punch, Circles framelits, En Pointe embossing folder, dimensionals

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CCMC 318

Good morning, Friends! It's Thursday and time for another fun challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we are being challenged with some fabulous fun colors! Take a look!


Hello Honey, Pool Party and Basic Grey. I pulled out one of my favorite sets and set to work! I used a card from layout from the catalog to help me...


Super easy card! 

  • Card base is Pool Party
  • Stamp the leafy image from Kinda Eclectic in Pool Party onto the card base
  • On a piece of Whisper White, stamp the sunburst image in Hello Honey and the sentiment in Basic Grey
  • Adhere a strip of Epic Day washi tape along the top of the stamped panel
  • Wrap a piece of silver baker's twine around the top twice and know the end
  • Adhere the panel to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the little butterfly onto Pool Party card stock using Pool Party ink and punch out using the Bitty Butterfly punch and adhere to the card
  • Add two rhinestones to the butterfly
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did with these colors at the Create with Connie and Mary website. I hope you will play along with us this week! 

Don't forget to sign up for the Holiday Cards "Create"tions edition! Lots of great holiday card ideas to use!!


JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalog!
  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!
Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Natasha Zandbergen and Nicole Tugrul are joining us again with their unique styles!
Create with Connie and Mary

Holiday Card "Create"tions 2014
Only $19.95 US

Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic; Paper- Pool Party, Whisper White; Ink- Hello Honey, Basic Grey, Pool Party, Basic Grey; Accessories- Epic Day washi tape, silver baker's twine, Bitty Butterfly punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CCMC Preview Week Day 3: All Is Calm Tree

Good morning, Friends! I am glad that we are half way through the week! Wednesdays are early release days for the elementary schools. So that means I get out two hours earlier than the other days! I need to come home and get some laundry going and do some stamping!! I think that my husband had a great birthday yesterday. We had to do some phone stuff yesterday with our cell phones and that can be stressful but I think we got it all accomplished! Then we had a great dinner and back home to relax a bit! 

Today's card features a new Christmas set from the Holiday mini catalog. I love this set because it is photopolymer and it has a matching punch! Woohoo! Makes for quick cards! And I think that this piece of paper from the All Is Calm dsp pack is my very favorite! I will probably use this piece all up before any of the others and there are a lot of beautiful pieces in that pack! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Soft Sky
  • Run a piece of Smoky Slate through the Big Shot using the On Point embossing folder
  • Wrap a piece of the Lost Lagoon taffeta ribbon around the panel and then adhere to card base
  • Stamp the greeting from Festival of Trees onto a piece of the All Is Calm dsp using Lost Lagoon ink and adhere to a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock
  • Cut a hill from a piece of Whisper White and adhere to dsp panel using dimensionals then adhere the panel to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the tree image from Festival of Trees using Pear Pizzazz ink onto a piece of Whisper White and punch out using the Tree punch then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of white baker's twine through a Nordic designer button and tie a bow then adhere to card
It's Preview Week at Create with Connie and Mary this week and today Debbie Henderson has a super cute card set to share with you! She is also offering blog candy so be sure and stop by to check it all out and download her FREE tutorial! 



JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalog!
  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!
Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Natasha Zandbergen and Nicole Tugrul are joining us again with their unique styles!
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Holiday Card "Create"tions 2014
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Card Recipe: Stamps- Festival of Trees; Paper- Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, All Is Calm designer paper; Ink- Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Lost Lagoon taffeta ribbon, Nordic designer buttons, white baker's twine, On Point embossing folder, Tree punch, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CCMC Preview Week Day 2: Hello Fall

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! It's my husband's birthday today! Yesterday our good friend Becky made a fabulous dinner of chicken and noodles and then an awesome dessert of homemade chocolate cake (Pat's favorite) and graham cracker ice cream! YUM!!! I am still so full from all that wonderful food! Tonight we will eat out somewhere of Pat's choosing. The weather is feeling fall-ish. But it is supposed to warm up later this week. I'm loving the cloudy rainy weather as we just don't get it that often around here.

Today's card was a copy of a card from the Stampin' Success magazine. I did change the card base color but that is all. Such a pretty and very simple card!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the background image from For All Things in Sahara Sand onto the card base
  • Stamp the leafy stem image onto the background image using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Add two strips of the Color Me Autumn washi tape
  • Ink up just the 'hello' on the greeting stamp and stamp that onto the card base using Crushed Curry ink
  • Stamp the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card base using Sahara Sand
  • Thread a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Super simple! Today over at Create with Connie and Mary, we have two more designers that are offering blog candy! Melissa and Nicole are showing the cutest cards today and have blog candy to offer you!! Be sure to stop over there and find out how you can win! While you are there be sure to sign up for the Holiday Cards "Create"tions 2014 edition! We are going to show you some great ideas for holiday cards using fabulous new product from the Holiday mini! Here are more details for you!


JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalog!
  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!
Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Natasha Zandbergen and Nicole Tugrul are joining us again with their unique styles!
Create with Connie and Mary

Holiday Card "Create"tions 2014
Only $19.95 US

Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things; Paper- Sahara Sand; Ink- Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry; Accessories- Color Me Autumn washi tape, linen thread, gold basic metal button

Monday, August 25, 2014

CCMC Preview Week: For All Things

Good morning, Friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! We did! But it sure did seem short. Now it's time to finish off this last week of August and head towards fall. I can't believe that we have been in school for almost a month already! Time is sure flying! Nick was supposed to have a soccer game in Glenwood Springs on Saturday. The team met at the high school and drove up. Pat and I (and many other parents I'm sure) drove up later. As we were about 1/2 hour away, Nick calls and says that it had been cancelled. Ugh! It had been raining pretty hard so I guess I'm not too surprised. So we turned around and headed home. The day was nice and cool and rainy and I got a TON of stamping done! Still have lots more to do but I feel like I'm a little more caught up!

Today's card uses some new product from the upcoming Holiday mini. It's Preview Week at Create with Connie and Mary! We are getting ready to launch the Holiday Cards "Create"tions 2014!! This is a three week edition and will feature holiday cards! I'm so excited! Be sure to visit Create with Connie and Mary to see Mary's preview card set and download her FREE tutorial! She is also offering blog candy! Here are my card details:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of Mossy Meadow to the card base
  • On a piece of Crumb Cake stamp the leaf images from For All Things using Cajun Craze (I stamped off once), the background image in Crushed Curry, the leafy stem image in Mossy Meadow, the greeting in Soft Suede and the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake
  • Adhere stamped panel to card with dimensionals
  • Thread some linen thread through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Pretty simple! Don't forget to stop by the Create with Connie and Mary site to see Mary's super cute card set and download her FREE tutorial! She is also offering blog candy so don't miss out! Here is more information about our fun Holiday Cards "Create"tions 2014 edition!
JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalog!

  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 - September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!
Designers Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, Deb Currier, Natasha Zandbergen and Nicole Tugrul are joining us again with their unique styles!
Create with Connie and Mary

Holiday Card "Create"tions 2014
Only $19.95 US

Card Recipe: Stamps- For All Things, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake; Ink- Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; Accessories- linen thread, gold basic metal button, dimensionals

Friday, August 22, 2014

Flower Patch Birthday

Hello everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am!! I have a lot to get done this weekend! And Nick has his first high school JV soccer game tomorrow! He gets to travel with the team to Glenwood Springs! I am so excited for him! We will go watch as this game is not that far away and it's tomorrow morning. But as soon as I get back... I really hope I can get focused! This work thing can get in the way but I do like my job!

Today's card started out as one thing and ended up here - lol! I just got this set and the matching framelits and wanted to try them out. I think these flowers are really going to be fun!!

  • Card base is Island Indigo
  • Adhere a strip of All Abloom designer paper to card base
  • Cut a circle from Whisper White and one from Strawberry Slush using the circles framelits
  • Stamp the greeting from Flower Patch onto the Whisper White circle using Island Indigo ink then adhere to Strawberry Slush circle and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower image with Daffodil Delight and the leaf image twice with Mossy Meadow ink onto Whisper White and cut out using the Flower Fair framelits
  • Adhere the leaves to the back of the flower and adhere the flower to the circle with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower center onto Whisper White using Strawberry Slush ink and cut out with paper snips and adhere to flower center
  • Add rhinestones to card (one is in the flower center)
Pretty easy! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Flower Patch; Paper- Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, All Abloom designer paper; Ink- Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush; Accessories- Circle framelits, Flower Fair framelits, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CCMC 317

Good morning everyone! It's time for another challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a super fun sketch to work with!


I have to admit that all those different strips kind of threw me off. I knew washi tape would be great and even strips of dsp but could I make it look good? So I went with a stamp...


I love the Dotty Angles stamps! I had used the dots but not the angles and I thought this would work! I paired it with another great stamp set, Pictogram Punches and I really like how this turned out!

  • Card base is Bermuda Bay
  • Stamp the angles image from Dotty Angles onto the card base using Bermuda Bay ink
  • Use the circle framelits to cut a circle from Whisper White and stamp the vase and stems image from Pictogram Punches onto the circle using Mossy Meadow ink
  • Stamp the vase and stems image again onto a piece of Whisper White using Calypso Coral ink and cut out just the vase then adhere the vase to the circle over the Mossy Meadow one
  • Adhere the stamped circle to a starburst cut from Calypso Coral using the Starburst framelits and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto a strip of Whisper White using Bermuda Bay ink and flag both ends then adhere to card
  • Punch three flowers from Daffodil Delight using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add three Bermuda Bay candy dots to the flower centers
Stop by the Create with Connie and Mary site to see all the wonderful creations! So many great ideas! I look forward to seeing yours!!

Before I sign off I want to tell you about the Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions coming soon! I'm so excited to be sharing some great cards for the upcoming seasons! Visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to get full details! 

Card Recipe: Stamps- Dotty Angles, Pictogram Punches, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; Ink- Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow; Accessories- Circles framelits, Starburst framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack, Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Simple and Elegant


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Control Freaks blog tour! I am stop #5 after Heidi Boos! If you are out of order then don't worry as you will make a complete circle and be able to visit everyone's blog by clicking the "next" button at the bottom! Please note: if you are visiting before the 20th, all the blogs may not be working. To take the tour with no glitches, be sure to come back on the 20th! 

I haven't participated in one of these in a long time! I was so glad to get back into it!! This month's theme was simple and elegant. I can do simple easy enough but I sure did get hung up on the elegant part. And after making my cards, I kept second guessing myself. But time was running out and this is what made the cut!


First up is a very simple card! In fact I used the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch! The colors came from the My Create Ink - SU Color Lab. I knew I wanted to use Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz. I just didn't know what other colors would go with those. So I plugged those two colors in and a whole array of beautiful combinations came up! This set is one of my favorites!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the images from Kinda Eclectic onto the card base using Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Baked Brown Sugar (stamped off once) and Night of Navy inks
  • Stamp the butterfly images onto Rich Razzleberry using Rich Razzleberry ink and punch out using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches
  • Adhere butterflies to card 
  • Punch a butterfly from vellum card stock using the Bitty Butterfly punch and adhere to bigger butterfly
  • Adhere pearls to butterflies
Pretty simple and very mailable!



For my second card I tried to go more elegant. I think it still fits into the simple category, too. And what could be more elegant than gold! I haven't used this washi tape in quite some time so it was fun to get it out again!

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Stamp the flower image from Choose Happiness onto the card base with gold Encore ink
  • Cover a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the Watercolor Wonder washi tape and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Very Vanilla using Rich Razzleberry ink and flag the end
  • Adhere a strip of gold foil paper to the back and then adhere to card
  • Stamp the bird image onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Lost Lagoon ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Pink Pirouette card stock using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to bird
  • Adhere gold sequins to card (one to flower center)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my projects! Be sure to click the image below to get to your next stop on the blog tour! It's Melissa Davies! Enjoy!!



Cards Recipe: Stamps- Choose Happiness, Kinda Eclectic; Paper- Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, gold foil paper, Pink Pirouette, vellum; Ink- Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Baked Brown Sugar, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon, gold Encore; Accessories- Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, pearls, Watercolor Wonder washi tape, itty bitty accents punch pack, gold sequins, dimensionals

Monday, August 18, 2014

Blackberry Bird

Good morning everyone! I hope you are ready for another week! I think I could use another day of the weekend! Saturday was a long day of soccer games in the hot sun! Ugh! I got burned even though I used sunscreen and sat in the shade! How does that happen? Yesterday I got a lot of stamping done but still have quite a bit more to do so I will be working on that throughout the week after I get home from school. I do like my job but it sure gets in the way of the fun stuff - lol!

Today's card was one that I did a while ago. I wasn't sure how I felt about it. I tried the splattering thing and it just didn't do it the way I wanted.

  • Card base is Smoky Slate
  • On a piece of Smoky Slate stamp the sentiment from Choose Happiness using Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss markers to ink it with
  • Tie a piece of Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon around the panel and adhere to card
  • Stamp the flower onto a piece of Naturals White using Hello Honey ink
  • Stamp the stem using Mossy Meadow ink and use a blender pen to pull color into the leaves
  • Adhere panel to a piece of Blackberry Bliss and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the bird image onto a piece of Naturals White using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • (Here's the step I would leave out next time) Use an aqua painter and Smoky Slate ink to splatter the card - maybe yours will look better than mine...
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Choose Happiness; Paper- Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Naturals White; Ink- Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow; Accessories- Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon, blender pen, aqua painter, dimensionals

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Choose Happiness Tag

Good morning everyone! Yea! It's the weekend! Nick has a day filled with soccer scrimmages so we will be out in the sun and heat all day. Oh joy... But it will be fun to watch the high school team! Wow! Can't believe that he is on the high school team! Their first game is next Saturday! I will be bringing my umbrella and sunscreen for sure today! And lots of water! I thought I would get a lot of stamping done today but it looks like I have a change in plans. We will see how I feel tonight. Probably exhausted... Maybe tomorrow? I have some new toys I really want to break in, too! Maybe that will motivate me!

Today's card was the last of the cards for stamp club this month. I love this set! 

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the flower image from Choose Happiness onto the card base with Sahara Sand ink
  • Make a tag from Moonlight designer paper and flag the bottom
  • Thread a piece of Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon through the hole at the top and tie a piece of silver baker's twine around the ribbon
  • Adhere tag to card
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and cut out using the Apothecary Accents framelits
  • Flag the ends of a strip of Calypso Coral card stock and adhere to the back of the sentiment then adhere to tag with dimensionals
  • Stamp the woodgrain banner image onto a piece of Hello Honey using Hello Honey and cut out (you can cut out using the banners framelits but I cut this one out by hand)
  • Adhere banner to tag and tuck under Calypso Coral strip
  • Stamp the bird image onto Whisper White using Lost Lagoon ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
Lots of pieces to this one but it was fun!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Choose Happiness; Paper- Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Lost Lagoon, Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Sahara Sand, Hello Honey; Accessories- Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon, silver baker's twine, Apothecary Accents framelits, dimensionals

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hello Beautiful Bunch

Good morning everyone! I'm so glad it's Friday!! I am ready for a stamping weekend! I've got a lot to do! I ended up getting sick during the night Wednesday so I stayed home from school yesterday. Not a great way to start off the year. I am willing myself to go this morning. I feel a lot better but I am still very tired. Thankfully I don't have a lot of kiddos yet. Nick has had soccer tryouts all week and they will do some scrimmages this weekend. He is going to be goalie half time and field the other half for JV! I'm so excited for him!!

Today's card was another one we did at stamp club this month. I just love these colors together!!

  • Card base is Pistachio Pudding
  • Use the scallop edge border punch to punch the side of a piece Mossy Meadow and adhere to card
  • Adhere a piece of All Abloom designer paper to card
  • Stamp the hello image from Hi There onto he card base with Mossy Meadow
  • Stamp the flower image from Beautiful Bunch onto a piece of Whisper White using Strawberry Slush ink and again onto a piece of Strawberry Slush using Strawberry Slush ink
  • Punch both flowers out using the Fun Flower punch and adhere together using dimensionals
  • Fold a piece of Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon in half and adhere to back of flowers then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower again onto Whisper White using Daffodil Delight ink and cut center out then adhere to flower
  • Add a rhinestone
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Hi There, Beautiful Bunch; Paper- Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, All Abloom designer paper; Ink- Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight; Accessories- Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon, Fun Flower punch, scallop edge border punch, rhinestone, dimensionals

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CCMC 316

Good morning everyone! I hope your week is going super! It's Thursday and time for another challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we are using some super colors! Take a look!


Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Old Olive. And here is what I did:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a piece of Moonlight designer paper to the card base
  • Adhere a piece of Soft Sky card stock to the card base
  • Stamp the greeting from Age Awareness onto a piece of Whisper White using Blackberry Bliss ink then adhere to a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock
  • Tie a piece of Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon around the panel and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Make the balloons from Old Olive, Soft Sky and Blackberry Bliss card stock using the small oval punch and the Owl builder punch (use a foot)
  • Add some white lines with the white chalk marker
  • Adhere the Soft Sky and Old Olive balloons to the stamped panel and adhere the Blackberry Bliss balloon to the panel with dimensionals
  • Use a Blackberry Bliss marker to draw the strings of the balloons
Be sure to check out the other creations from the rest of the design team at the Create with Connie and Mary website! I hope you will play along with us this week! We always love to see what you do!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Age Awareness; Paper- Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon, small oval punch, Owl builder punch, white chalk marker, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pictogram Vase

Good morning, Friends! It's a shorter day for me today! So I hope to get home and be productive in my craft room! I need to get a birthday present finished and ready to go for tomorrow and I need to get a lot of stamping done! But it seems like I have just been so tired! It won't be long now and my days will be packed! But I am really loving the job!

Today's card was another that I did with my stamp club on Monday. Super easy!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the vase image from Pictogram Punches onto a piece of Whisper White using Wild Wasabi ink and adhere to a piece of Island Indigo card stock
  • Adhere the panel to a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamp the greeting from Four You at the bottom using Island Indigo ink
  • Adhere the panel to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the vase again onto a piece of Whisper White using Island Indigo ink and cut the vase part out and adhere over green vase with dimensionals
  • Punch flowers from Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to stems
  • Add rhinestones to flower centers
  • Tie a knot with Blushing Bride 1/4" cotton ribbon and adhere to vase
  • Flag the end of a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pictogram Punches, Four You; Paper- Whisper White, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry; Ink- Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi; Accessories- Blushing Bride 1/4" cotton ribbon, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Birthday By The Tide

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week got off to a great start! My schedule is getting filled at school so that makes me feel a little more useful and helps to pass the time more quickly. Nick has started high school soccer tryouts and that is exciting, too! My husband came home sick yesterday. Yuck!! I am really hoping it was something he ate that Nick and I didn't. He did go back to work today and by last night, he looked so much better! And so far, Nick and I are fine. 

I had stamp club last night with a great group of ladies! Always love my stamp club time! Lots of laughs and great ideas shared! This is one of the cards that we did last night. It's always nice to have a stash of masculine cards.

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the greeting from Something to Say onto a piece of Island Indigo card stock using Tuxedo Black Momento ink then adhere to card base
  • Stamp the coral image from By the Tide onto a piece of Crumb Cake using Crumb Cake ink then adhere to a piece of Basic Black
  • Add two mini brads to panel and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Wrap some linen thread around a few times and adhere to card with a glue dot
  • Stamp the fish image onto a piece of Whisper White using Island Indigo ink and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!

Card Recipe: Stamps- By the Tide, Something to Say; Paper- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Island Indigo, Whisper White; Ink- Island Indigo, Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Crumb Cake; Accessories- mini brads, linen thread, dimensionals

Friday, August 8, 2014

FTL 302

Good morning, Friends! Well this week was quite an adjustment for me! I am still trying to figure out when I will have the energy and time to stamp a few cards. I ended up only doing one card between Wednesday and today. I have just been too tired by the time I get home and have to make dinner. So I am looking at the weekend as a possible answer. I got some new goodies and am looking forward to playing with them!! Nick's Back-to-School night was last night and it was great to meet all his teachers! I really like them and think that if Nick will put out his best effort, he will do very well!! So excited about that! I get to meet with some first grade teachers about getting started with some kiddos! I'm excited to get started!!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Clean&Simple. I really needed a simple card and this works!! 

  • Card base is Pistachio Pudding
  • Use the scallop edge border punch to punch the side of a piece of All Abloom designer paper then adhere to a piece of Pistachio Pudding
  • Tie a piece of Island Indigo 1/4" cotton ribbon around panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from He There onto a piece of Whisper White using Island Indigo ink
  • Use the Apothecary Accents framelits to cut out the greeting and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Strawberry Slush using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Adhere a rhinestone to flower center
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Hi There!; Paper- Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, All Abloom designer paper; Ink- Island Indigo; Accessories- Island Indigo 1/4" cotton ribbon, Apothecary Accents framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack, scallop edge border punch, rhinestone, dimensionals

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CCMC 315

Good morning, Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a sketch to work with! Take a look!


I have to admit that the lines in the background kind of threw me off but then I pulled out my favorite stamp set and went to work!


  • Card base is Calypso Coral
  • Stamp the dots image Kinda Eclectic on the card base using Calypso Coral ink
  • Flag the end of a strip of Moonlight designer paper and adhere to card
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto a strip of Whisper White using Calypso Coral ink, flag the end and adhere to card
  • Stamp the sun image from Kinda Eclectic onto a piece of Whisper White using Hello Honey ink and cut out using the Circles framelits then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the butterfly image onto Blushing Bride card stock using Blushing Bride ink and punch out using the Elegant Butterfly punch then adhere to card
  • Add a Calypso Coral candy dot to butterfly
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see more great samples using this sketch! I hope you will join us this week! We always love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Blushing Bride; Accessories- Circles framelits, Elegant Butterfly punch, Subtles candy dots, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SSSC 230

Hello everyone! No kiddos to work with today but hopefully later this week! So I am on my lunch break and wanted to share this card I made this morning. I hope your week is going great so far! Tomorrow is a shorter day for me so I will hopefully be feeling the mojo and can start making cards and getting ahead of the game - lol!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at The Sweetest Thing

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dots embossing folder and adhere to card base
  • Adhere a piece of Pumpkin Pie to the card
  • Stamp the dinosaur from Little Birthday Buddy using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and color with the blendabilities: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive then cut out
  • Stamp the balloon image using Tuxedo Black Momento ink onto a piece of Whisper White and color with Pumpkin Pie blendabilities also stamp the greeting
  • Round the top right hand corner of the piece with the Project Life corner rounder and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere dinosaur with dimensionals
  • Add three Old Olive candy dots to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Little Buddy Birthday; Paper- Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive; Accessories- Large Polka Dots embossing folder, Project Life corner rounder, Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Monday, August 4, 2014

TSSC 326

Hello everyone! I am able to take a lunch hour for myself and since I live so close to the school, I came home for an hour. I did make this card this morning after I took Nick to school. I had about an hour before I needed to leave. I had crossing guard duty this morning and it decided to rain. Thank goodness for a new umbrella! It's raining now. Sure is making it really humid! 

Thank goodness for a super simple and cute sketch from Techno Stamper! Love this one!!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • On a piece of Moonlight designer paper stamp the sentiment from Pictogram Punches using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Adhere the designer paper to a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere a strip of Black Berry Bliss to card
  • Use the Stars framelits to cut a star from Hello Honey and adhere to card with dimensionals 
  • Add rhinestones to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pictogram Punches; Paper- Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Stars framelits, rhinestones, dimensionals