Wednesday, August 26, 2015

You are so nice

Hi all!  I have a card for a couple challenges today:


This is a digi image from Sweet Escape Digis called Happy Mail.  I colored her with Copics and cut her out with a .04” shadow using my ScanNCut.  She was popped up on foam tape and the sentiment is from Word Salad.

This is for MarkerPop – Anything Goes (and colored with markers) and SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hi all!  I live in Hawaii, so to me it was a given that I would have to have Birdie Brown’s Polynesian Paradise.  Here’s my first card made with this adorable set:


I am absolutely LOVING on this little guy!  I’ve been playing with him for days and finally managed to get him on a card!

I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored just the body with Copics.  Then I overstamped (using my MISTI) with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I stamped him again on MFT plaid paper with Onyx Black and cut out just the shell.  I shaped the shell and attached it with a foam dot.

I stamped the sentiment (also from the set) using my MISTI and Onyx Black ink (had to stamp it twice to get it perfect) and then mounted the little guy over the sentiment with thin foam tape.

This is for CAS-ology – Plaid and MarkerPop – Anything Goes (colored with markers).  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Adding Sunshine

Hi all!  I’ve got a card for a few challenges today:


I used the gorgeous digi image Sunflower Power with its matching sentiment.  I just opened up an A2 sized canvas in Photoshop Elements and put in the image off the side and the sentiment in the bottom corner.  I saved as a JPG and printed out from Word.

I colored the sunflower with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and just a little water.  It’s amazing how vibrant the colors came out!  Finally, I shabbied up the panel by distressing the edges with scissors and sponging Distress Ink around the edges.  I added a thin strip of lace to the back and called it a day.

Here’s a video:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sending Wishes and ScanNCut

Hi all!  Today I have a Stampin’ Up! card to share with you:


I used the set Butterfly Basics, Vanilla cardstock and inks from SU!  I stamped (with the help of my MISTI) the yellow airmail motif and the sentiment directly on the card base.  Then I stamped the fern image on a separate piece of vanilla CS.  Then I cut it out.  NO, not by hand!  With my new ScanNCut machine from Brother.

I got a great deal on it recently so I had to go for it!  I’m planning on using it mainly for stamping images and then cutting them out – that means I don’t need to buy matching dies for all my stamps.  Or in this case, there isn’t even a matching die!  So far it’s working great and I’ll have more info about it in later blog posts and possibly even videos.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

FMS Final 200 Vers_2-001

I hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, August 21, 2015

YNS Feature Day

Hi all!  It’s time for another monthly Feature Day over at the Your Next Stamp Blog.  This month, in honor of YNS’s 6th birthday, our theme is Celebrate.  Here’s what I came up with:


I used Phoebe with Her Wagon and the matching die set, the Stitched Rectangle Die Set, and a couple of the smallest Chocolate Gumdrops.  I made a video:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

Please stop over at the YNS Blog so you can see all the projects by the DT and leave a comment there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  TFL!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

YNS Challenges

Hi all!  Today we have 2 new challenges for you over at the Your Next Stamp blog.  Here’s our sketch:


And here’s our color palette:


I went with the color palette and came up with this:


I used Silly Monsters Incognito One and did some masking to get the hat on her head.  The yellow panel was die cut with Stitched Rectangle Die Set and I also used the Fishtail/Banner Die Set One.

The sketch is from Sketch Saturday.

Here’s a video of the process:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above. 

We hope you’ll play along with us.  All info can be found at the YNS Blog.  TFL!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Hi all!  It’s that time of month – the Your Next Stamp DT Dare!  This month our Dare was to make a shaker card.  Here’s what I came up with:


Instead of making a “traditional” shaker, I used the new 3x3 Envelope Die to make an envelope out of plastic to be my shaker element.  The sentiment is from Balloon Buddies and I also used the Stitched Square Die Set.

Here’s a video on the making of the card:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

Please check out the YNS Blog for all the shaker fun from the DT.  And while you’re there, don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the stamp set of your choice! TFL!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August YNS New Release Blog Hop


Hi all!  Welcome to my stop on the August YNS New Release Hop!  If you’ve been hopping along, you should have come from Tracy’s Blog.  If you just happened upon my blog, I’d love for you to go back to the beginning (Jeanie’s Blog) so you don’t miss a stop! {links are at the bottom of the post}

I’m so excited for this release – it’s Your Next Stamp’s 6th Birthday!!!  We’ve got TONS of fabulous new stamps and dies for you, including a die I designed – the 3x3 Envelope Die.  Yay!  It’s super hard to pick a favorite set this month because everything is over the top cute!  With the new envelope die, I can see myself creating lots of mini card sets to give as gifts.

Well, enough chit chat, let’s get to my projects!

For my first project, I made a simple little money envelope with a glittered peek-a-boo window:


I used the 3x3 Envelope Die, the Cupcake Stack dies, and a sentiment from Party Animals.

Here’s a video on how I did it:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

For my second project, I’ve used the Envelope die again, this time with the Big Birthday Balloon Die Set to make a 3x3 mini notecard with matching envelope:


Here’s a video for this project:

And here’s THE LINK.

As always there is a prize to be won!  No wait… there are 3 prizes!!  3 $50 YNS Gift Certificates to 3 lucky random winners to be drawn from all the comments left on all the blogs.  So the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance of winning!

Also, check these out:

2015 special bday stamp set badge

sale badge 6th birthday

Ok, now it’s time for you to hop on over to Kerri’s Blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go.  Happy hopping!

Friday, August 7, 2015

YNS Sneak Peek

Hi all!  Tomorrow is the August New Release Hop so today I have a sneak peek for you:


I made a 3x3 mini card with a matching envelope using all new products being released tomorrow!  I did some simple sponging with Distress Inks to accent the white embossed sentiment and the white die cuts. 

You can check out all the designers who have a peek for you today over at the YNS Blog.  I hope you’ll be back tomorrow for the New Release Hop!  TFL!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

YNS Challenges

Hi all!  It’s time for new challenges over at the Your Next Stamp blog.  For the next two weeks we have this color challenge:


And here’s our sketch:


I went with the sketch and here’s what I came up with:


I stamped a frog from the Sticky Note stamp set, embossed with detail clear embossing powder, and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Next I cut him out with the matching die.  The different green panels were cut with the Stitched Rectangle Die Set and the sentiment was stamped and embossed with detail white EP. 

I made a video of the process:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

We hope you’ll play along with our challenges.  All the details can be found on the YNS Blog.  TFL!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Whatcha Watching?

Hi all!  I have a post up on the Your Next Stamp blog today and I’d love it if you go check it out!  Here’s the card I made:


I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and the Happy Meal stamp set and matching dies from YNS.  This is also for SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes and MarkerPop – Anything Goes (with marker coloring).

The start to finish video is up on the YNS blog.  TFL!